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In Other News – 21 January 2015

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I have proven myself to be superior to some other veteran game journalists in the past week. No, not because of amazing gaming skills, but rather my ability to download the correct files for a game. I know, next thing you know I’ll be inserting USB cables on my first try.

Ever eaten too much and felt the need to loosen your belt but it’s rude to do at the table? What about when you’re walking and suddenly your belt feels too lose but you’re embarrassed to tighten it? Now there’s a solution with Belty, a smart belt that slims or expands depending on your waistline. No, this isn’t a joke, it’s the future of tech.

In other news: Twitter battles don’t always include Justin Bieber, robots are disappointing and Facebook will protect us from fake news.

Here’s all the news we didn’t post today because we were too busy laughing at fake guy gamers.

News

Final Fantasy Twitter Battle is kinda neat
How installing League of Legends and Path of Exile left some with a RAT
PS4 Exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Teases “Amazing Stuff;” Pushing LODs, Framerate and More
Tales Of Zestiria Will Have Downloadable Skits, Don’t Worry These Are Free
Edea Confirmed as a Main Character in New Bravely Second Famitsu Scan
Three new achievements added to Sunset Overdrive which is also 40% off
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.5 “Before the Fall” Now Live

Stuff

More Romance In My Adult Dating Puzzle RPG
MapleStory X Attack on Titan Update Highlights
Putin Looks Disappointed With Russia’s Latest Robot
Facebook launching warning flag against false news stories

Vidja

Honest Trailers – Pirates of the Caribbean

Resident Evil – Honest Game Trailers

League of Legends Patch Rundown 5.1

The Movies

BATMAN V SUPERMAN stunt coordinator offers details on iconic fight, Batman’s martial arts
Rumour: Spoiler-ish plot details for SUICIDE SQUAD have leaked, including why Tom Hardy left
Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: The Academy Awards is all about white people
This trailer for THE GUNMAN is the last real threat on the table

Last Updated: January 21, 2015

19 Comments

  1. Ryanza

    January 21, 2015 at 16:02

    Post on Neogaf about experience of playing The Witcher 3:
    “So today I was fortunate enough to attend a exclusive Witcher 3 event
    hosted by CD Projekt and Microsoft where I got to play the first 3 hours
    of the game. First of all, from speaking with the dev team, the game
    is pretty much done. They are in polish mode to iron out bugs and make
    last minute changes. Far as I can tell, the game is good to go. I want
    it now! Just based on my limited time with the game, I can already
    tell this will be my GOTY or at the least, GOTY contender for sure. The
    game starts off with the usual tutorial and overview of the mechanics.
    What’s great is even the tutorial, it integrates with the overall story
    in such a great way. Not surprising from CD Project. Also the adult
    theme which I want to emphasize is very apparent from the start and has a
    very Game of Thrones vibe to it to make the most familiar comparison to
    for those of you who haven’t played any of the Witcher titles. The
    outfits, architecture, dialog, the characters is done perfectly to draw
    you into the world and lore. The combat is smoother than ever and much
    more intuitive and fun without making it easy. The horse mechanic is
    awesome and very similar to Red Dead. I like the fact that you can just
    hold down “A” and it will automatically steer you to the direction you
    need to go. Great way to check out the beautiful surroundings and
    vistas. And when I say vistas.. Holy shit! You will be amazed! The
    engine has no inky blotches to draw far away vistas. Anywhere you look
    and no matter how far, your eyes will be treated to beautiful scenery as
    any digital painting. When I say far, i mean FAR! Like holy shit far.
    When i brought up my in game map which I thought was the entire map.
    But when the dev showed me the world map, and that where I was looking
    was just a tiny portion to the south, my jaw dropped. Seriously, the
    map is huge! No wonder the avg play test of the game is 200 hours.
    Anyways, you guys are in for a big treat and I can’t wait till May
    comes. I can’t even imagine what Cyberpunk 2077 will be like, but
    judging anything from the Witcher 3, it will be holy shit.”

    He also mentioned the opening scenes and gameplay. All that I will say is a naked Yennefer and:
    http://www.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/the-witcher-3-3.jpg

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 21, 2015 at 16:09

      • Ryanza

        January 21, 2015 at 16:14

        Fine, cliff notes: The Witcher 3 is fucking amazing. And if The Witcher 3 is so fucking amazing, just imagine how fucking amazing Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be.

        And the game starts off with Geralt in the tub with a crab and Yennefer sitting there naked. There spoiler for you for not reading the whole damn thing.

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 21, 2015 at 16:17

          It’s gonna be fantastic. Both titles

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        • Ghost In The Rift

          January 21, 2015 at 16:28

          And a kid???

          Is that Geralts Kid???

          Please take it out of my memory:-(

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          • Ryanza

            January 21, 2015 at 16:40

            That’s young Ciri. Tutorial missions of the game. She is like a child to Geralt and Yennefer. But not their child.

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 21, 2015 at 16:42

            Okey im at peace now:-D

          • Ryanza

            January 21, 2015 at 16:48

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 21, 2015 at 18:50

          Geralt has crabs? Uncool Geralt, uncool.

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          • Ryanza

            January 21, 2015 at 19:05

            More spoilers. Geralt does not have crabs. Crabs has a Geralt. Ok that doesn’t make sense but fuck it. This is how the game starts.

            “first you get this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQEJwz5xy5w then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcogCjLymeI.
            You start before Witcher one in the bath tub where you have you eyes
            closed. Then a little crab like creature enters the tub between your
            legs and into the water. You wake up and say something like “very
            funny.. there’s better ways to get my attention” and toss the crab
            creature and vaporize it with his igni sign. Camera pans to Yennefer
            who is sitting at her vanity table naked. Conversation about training
            and well being of Ciri happens. You start the tutorial by using your
            witcher senses to find the key to Ciri’s room where you go down and find
            Vesemir asleep and young Ciri practicing blindfolded on top of tall
            wooden stumps. The animation of her jumping and acrobatics is amazing
            btw. Then you race Ciri down where the rest of the witcher are to get
            go through the jumping and ladder mechanics. After some dialog, you
            have an option to go through the combat tutorial with Vesemir.
            Meantime, Ciri is practicing on a dummy where she knocks the dummy’s
            helmet to the other side of the wall. Gerald makes her go get it where
            she goes missing. Gerald tries to call to her to hurry back when shit
            goes down and the Wild Hunt appears. Gerald see’s Ciri frozen where the
            Wild Hunt holds her and takes her. Gerald suddenly wakes up from a
            dream at a camp fire with Vesemir now at current time setting. You
            start by tracking Yennefer’s track and start the game.”

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 21, 2015 at 20:41

            No I’m not watching. No spoilers.

    • Milesh Bhana

      January 21, 2015 at 16:28

      “They are in polish mode”.
      Well, yes, CD Projekt Red are Polish!!! 🙂

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      • Ryanza

        January 21, 2015 at 16:40

        They always in Polish mode.

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  2. ToshZA

    January 21, 2015 at 16:04

    7 ION news section items.

    #milkingittoday

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    January 21, 2015 at 16:07

  4. Admiral Chief

    January 21, 2015 at 16:22

    I thought it was some voice modulator

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  5. Grant Lang

    January 21, 2015 at 16:38

    If only Jenny and Carly had that belt, it might have kept Zack and Mr X away

    Reply

  6. Mossel

    January 21, 2015 at 16:43

    He may joke about that dog jumping through that window but we all shat some concrete blocks when that happened!

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  7. HvR

    January 21, 2015 at 16:44

    Not something I would like the beta test.

    Bug report #1:
    Had some some dodgy Tikka Chicken Bombsalla for lunch and could get Belty to release in time.

    Bug report #2:
    Was running away from muggers with my iPhone in one hand (trying to take #being_mugged selfie) and my MacBook Pro in the other when Belty’s battery ran flat causing my pants to drop to my ankles.

    Reply

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