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PS4 with Bloodborne and $20 Gift Card/Digital copy of The Last of Remastered for $399 (Amazon)


Amazon has an amazing deal on the PS4 if you are interested. You can pick The PS4 (a really good system, my review is coming soon) a physical copy of Bloodborne ( A REALLY GOOD game, review coming soon) a digital copy of The Last of Us Remastered and a $20 gift card for $399.99. This all comes with free shipping as well. The bundle saves you a total of $80 when you include the $20 gift card. Grab your bundle here! 

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae – Night Goblin Battle Theme is SICK!

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YO! If you stay out at night in the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo, you’ll fight these creepy goblins, and while they are easily defeated…. there is an amazing battle theme that comes with fighting them. Subscribe to PlayerEssence on YouTube, you know you want to!

The Game Grumps take Ninja Gaiden on the NES


The Game Grumps take on one of their hardest games yet, Ninja Gaiden on the NES! This one is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it!

Nintendo will Focus on 2015 Releases this year at E3

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With the news that The Legend of Zelda Wii U has been delayed to 2015 and it will be a no-show at this year’s E3, many are wondering what Nintendo will show at the June expo this year. In a new statement to IGN, Nintendo says they will focus on games for 2015 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

“As Mr. Aonuma announced, The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U is no longer targeted as a 2015 release. Rather than sticking to a specific schedule, the team wants to make this the most complete and the best game it can possibly be. The new launch timing has not yet been determined. Because we’d like to focus on developing the game, we aren’t planning on showing it at this year’s E3, where we will be highlighting games launching in 2015. We will let you know when we’re ready to share more specifics.”

I’m banking that with the Zelda Wii U delay, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem gets fast tracked to this year, but hey… we have no clue what Nintendo has up their sleeves.

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: IGN

Super Smash Bros. Wii U – For Glory! The Finale! (Luigi 1080p, 60fps)

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YO! The year of Luigi is not over till I say SO! We’ve got 34 minutes of For Glory gameplay with my main man LUIGI in 1080p 60fps! Seriously, this video took almost 8 hours to process, the quality is soooooo good! Check it out below!

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OlliOlli2 – Best Skateboarding Game Since Tony Hawk 2 | PlayerEssence


OlliOlli 2 is one of the best skateboarding games I’ve ever played. Find out why in my hands-on impressions video below! 

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The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not be at this Year’s E3

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Nintendo has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not be at this year’s E3. This comes fresh off Nintendo delaying the game till 2016.

The Legend of Zelda Wii U Delayed to 2016


The Legend of Zelda Wii U has been delayed to 2016. Eiji Aonuma explains the delay in a new video below. Aonuma says they need more time to flesh out the gameplay to be the best it can be.

Via: Nintendo Everything

PS4 Update 2.50 is Bricking Gamers’ Consoles, Sony Asking for $150 to fix it


A report from PS4 daily says that PS4 firmware update 2.50 is bricking some gamers consoles. And when those gamers call Sony to get their systems fixed, Sony is charging $150 for the service. Apparently, if your system is out of warranty, Sony will charge you $150 to fix it, despite their own firmware update causing the damage. Sony offers a 1 year warranty on all PS4 systems, so if you have a launch unit and your console bricks due to firmware update 2.50, you’re out $150. More details and info can be found on PS4 Daily. You can see the reports of gamers’ consoles being bricked on Sony’s official forums.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – “I wanted to Build a Masterpiece Within the JRPG Genre,” says Takahashi


The latest installment of Iwata Asks is up. This time, Iwata interviews Tetsuya Takahashi, Monolith Soft’s Senior Director and Board Member. One of the more striking quotes is when Takahashi explains he “wanted to build a masterpiece within the JRPG genre,” when Xenoblade Chronicles was in production for the Wii. The seasoned director when on to say he “carefully gathered all of the many elements necessary to make (his vision) happen” Get the full Iwata Asks session here.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon – GameXplain Video Preview (3DS)


“We’ve gotten some hands-on time with the upcoming Etrian Mystery Dungeon for 3DS! What do we think of this Etrian Odyssey spin-off so far? Find out!”

Rumor – Grand Theft Auto 5 was once Prototyped for Wii U

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Unseen64’s Liam Robertson has revealed that Grand Theft Auto 5 was once prototyped for Wii U. Robertson claims “a reliable source” said the prototype “was an earlier version of GTA 5.” It seems it was only a brief period when this took place. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Unseen64

Final Fantasy 15 – All male Party Makes the game ‘More Approachable’, says Game Director

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The lead game director for Final Fantasy 15, Hajime Tabata, has commented on the all-male party in the game. Apparently, the group’s dynamic is only achievable without the presence of a female character.

Silent Hills Development will Continue with or Without Hideo Kojima – Report


Gamer Center Online is reporting that Konami will be continuing the development of Silent Hills, with or without Hideo Kojima. Details past the link.

Killing Floor 2 Gameplay and Interview – PC Gamer

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“This week on the PC Gamer Show, Tripwire Interactive visits with Killing Floor 2, it’s upcoming co-op horror FPS. Tripwire president John Gibson and creative director William Munk talk about their approach to Early Access, weapon design, modding, and how to extend the life of a multiplayer-only game.”

Rodea The Sky Soldier – 10 Minutes of Wii U Gameplay Footage


4Gamer has uploaded nearly 10 minutes of pure gameplay from Rodea The Sky Soldier for Wii U. See all the high-flying action past the link.

Via: Nintendo Everything

April Update Preview for Xbox One


“Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and Richard Irving from the Xbox engineering team walk through the updates in April for Xbox One. New features include voice messages, new achievement notifications, new Party Chat updates and more.”

Mortal Kombat X – Official Shaolin Trailer


The Shaolin Clan has been revealed for Mortal Kombat X!

Phantasy Star Onlne 2 – Tales of Zestiria Collaboration Trailer

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SEGA has teamed up with Bandai Namco to introduce some Tales of Zestiria costumes to Phantasy Star Online 2 on PS Vita. Its’ a shame SEGA won’t bring this game over to the west, it’s actually really good.

Source: PhantasystarCH

Xenoblade Chronicles X Show #7 | Overclock Gear, Break, Topple & MORE!

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The Xenoblade Chronicles X Show is back with a host of new details on the amazing combat system this game employs! Details on Overclock Gear, Break and Topple!

Nintendo Entering the Mobile Game Market – #CUPodcast


Pat and Ian from the CUPodcast discuss Nintendo entering the mobile market.

Get 93 SEGA Games on Steam for $80


Steam is having a MEGA bundle sale on SEGA games. You can pick up 93 titles from SEGA’s present and past, for just $80. This includes games like Toejam & Earl, Valkyria Chronicles, Sonic Generations, and more. Alien Isolation is not included in the bundle, but its only $12 on Steam. You can see the full list of titles here. SEGA said they were going to focus on PC and mobile more….. and it seems they are doing just that.