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PE Tournament #1 Smash Bros. Wii U Grand Finals | Seth (1) vs. Memo (3) (7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET)

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Two heavyweights face off for the first ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U PE Tournament! The 3DS champ, Memo, takes on the number 1 seed Seth, in a best of 7 matchup!

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition Includes all 4 Gears Titles via Backwards Compatibility


Anyone who picks up a retail or digital copy of Gears of War Ultimate Edition will receive all 4 Xbox 360 Gears games via Xbox One software emulation.

“Gears of War: Ultimate Editionmay be a remake of the firstGears of War game, but Microsoft didn’t want to ignore the rest of the series. As a result, all four of the Xbox 360 Gears of War games have been officially confirmed for the Xbox One via the Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility feature.

Even better, anyone who purchases a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (digital or physical) and plays it before December 31, 2015, will be granted free digital copies ofGears of WarGears of War 2,Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment.

All four of the games will unlock once BC officially launches on the Xbox One. This means you shouldn’t expect to play them on August 25, but once BC rolls out to the general public, the four titles will automatically appear in your library, assuming you’ve played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at least once.”

Via: Worthyplaying

Rare Co-founder Doesn’t Know why Nintendo Didnt Purchase the Company


At one point, Nintendo held a 49% stake in Rare, but in 2002, the whole company was purchased by Microsoft.  Rare co-founder Chris Stamper, has said he has no clue why Nintendo didn’t purchase the company.

I’ve no idea why they didn’t do that,” he recently said to Develop. “I thought we were a good fit.”

Stamper felt that the company needed the aid to keep up with the rising costs of development.  

“The price of software development was going up and up with the platforms, and Rare works really well with a partner. We were looking for someone to help broaden our horizons.”

Nintendo could have really used Rare with Wii U. What do you guys think? I think if Nintendo purchased Rare, a lot of the talent wouldn’t have left.

Via: Nintendo Everything

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Development Budget at $80 Million


A new report from the Nikkei claims that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain costs $80 million to develop. Hideo Kojima and Konami have had a horrible falling out, one can assume this massive spending isn’t sitting well with Konami. Via: VGChartz

Games Done Quick Raises a Staggering $1.2 Million for Charity


The awesome speedrunning charity Games Done Quick, raised a staggering $1.2 million at their recent summer event.

Via: VGChartz

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is $25 on GameDeal Daily

Metal Gear Solid Legarcy Collection

GameDealDaily has a nice deal on Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection on PS3. You can get the collection of titles for $25.75.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, The Legacy Collection includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition. It also includes Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions via included voucher codes. Finally, it also features 2 Exclusive Ashley Wood Bande Desinee Graphic Novels; Upscaled in HD and released for the first time in North America.

Source: Konami573ch

Final Fantasy XII Remaster or Remake in the Works – Rumor


Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds composer Arnie Roth let it slip that Square Enix is planning a remaster or remake of Final Fantasy XII. This falls in line with Square’s Shinji Hashimoto stating tha more Final Fantasy titles will be remastered. Via: VGChartz, Source: Gematsu

Street Fighter V – Vega Reveal Trailer


Capcom has just revealed Vega is coming back for Street Fighter V on PS4 and PC. Check out his debut trailer below.

Gameboy – Operation C “Contra” James & Mike Mondays


James and Mike check out Contra “Operation C” on the Gameboy.

Via: Cinemassacre

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Website adds QR Codes for Miis


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS consumers can now purchase Mii outfits via QR Codes on the official website. Check out all of them here.

Popular YouTuber gets Burned on Twitter by COD Boss over Troll Comment


Sledgehammer Games boss, Michael Condrey, is not a guy you want to mess with when it comes to troll comments on Twitter. Recently, a popular YouTuber by the name of Connor, or Soo Superior (YouTube Name), decided he would leave this message for Mr. Condrey on Twitter.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – The Forst Gameplay (Direct Feed)


The guys over at GameXplain has uploaded some direct feed gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes on 3DS. Check out all the action below.

Source: GameXplain

Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii U Virtual Console)


“After a Decade and a Half Absence, the 4th Entry in the Dreamland Series Hit the Wii! Colin Checks Out the First Hour of Kirby’s Return to Dreamland on the Wii U Virtual Console!”

Source: VideoGamesareDumb

ActiveGamerLife podcast #43 – Why do I still do this?

Active Gamer Life

The Red Knight and Mizzah Tee discuss a host of topics on the latest AGL Podcast.

Source: ActiveGamerLife

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS – Alph was Amost a Standalone Character

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Alph was almost a full character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. Sakurai revealed this in an interview discovered by the guys over at SourceGaming. Via: GoNintendo, SourceGaming

Splatoon was the top Selling game in Japan for June (Top 30 w/ Digital)


Check out the best selling games for the month of June. Splatoon, Rhythm Heaven and Tobidasu lead.

Monster Hunter X – Hunting Horn & Hammer Weapon Videos


Capcom has revealed two new videos on Monster Hunter X.

Source: CapcomChannel

Splatoon Version 2.0.0 – Full Patch Notes

Splatoon Wii U

Splatoon will be getting a patch to version 2.0.0 this Wednesday. This will add a bunch of great features such as Squad Battles, Private Matchmaking, level cap raise and more. 

PE Tournament #1 Top 5 Matchups! Grand Finals on Monday at 10:30 PM EST


We’ve got the top 5 players in our PE Tournament #1!
Please try to get all matches complete by 6 PM EST this Monday! Grand Finals will be aired live at 10:30 PM EST on Monday! Remember, this is best of 5, not best of 3!

PE Tournament #1 Top 10! – All Matches to be Played by 9 PM EST (Sunday)

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Top 10 matchups and details here for PE Tournament #1

Smash Bros. Wii U – PE Tournament #1 Top 20 Matchups! (August 2nd) 1PM PT


This video is for the top 20 in the PE Qualify tournament! Use the ranking page to find your opponet and get the match going. When you win or lose, please post in the Miiverse section on the tournament app!

Best of 3
no custom
no items
same stages as the Qualify are allowed
6 minute matches

Monster Hunter X Japanese Boxart


Check out the Japanese boxart for Monster Hunter X on the Nintendo 3DS.

Via: MNN