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Happy 4th of July from PlayerEssence!

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Hey PE faithful! Just wanted to say happy 4th of July and to be safe out there when lighting fireworks. There might be some posts today, but not much is going on. Make sure to check out some of my latest videos on E3 if you haven’t already done so. 

This Week on Xbox: July 3rd, 2015 (The Division, Battlefield & more)

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“Your source for all the week’s Xbox news. This week’s news includes the Criminal Activity Pack for Battlefield Hardline, signups for the exclusive Xbox One Division beta, pre-order Fallout 4 and much more.”

Source: Xbox One

Xbox 360’s $1.15 Billion Mistake with the Red Ring of Death

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Current EA COO Peter Moore has recounted the Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death saga, that stuck the company for a tune of $1,150,000,000 in repair costs/warranties.

“We were seeing failure rates and starting to get reports through customer service,” Moore said.

“This was a thing where we couldn’t actually figure out what was going on.

“We knew we had a problem. I remember going to Robbie Bach, my boss, and saying, I think we could have a billion dollar problem here. As we started to do the analysis of what was going on, we were getting the defectors in, it was a challenging problem for our engineers, and we couldn’t quite figure out what it was. We knew it was heat related. There were all kinds of fixes. I remember people putting wet towels around the box.”

I suggest reading the full article over at Eurogamer. It is very interesting.

No More Heroes 3 by 2030 at the Earliest, says Suda 51

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I always knew Suda 51 was a visionary, but this is taking it a bit far! In a new interview with GameReactor, Suda 51 says joked that No More Heroes probably won’t happen within the next “15 to 25 years”.

“Yeah, No More Heroes 3, I get a lot of requests from fans and I’m very grateful for that, but I’m thinking it may happen within 15 years or so? (laughs). Maybe not through Kickstarter, but GungHo would of course be supportive if that were to happen.

I think I have the vision that Travis forgot something, so I really have to have him to go back and get back what he has forgotten. But yeah, I definitely want to make it possible, but I also want to create something new, so maybe within 15 to 25 years (laughs)!”

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Gamereactor

How Mad Should You Get Over Videogames? – ZyroXZ2

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“There’s been a lot of discussion on my channel and not a lot of games, but don’t worry, reviews galore are coming!… Until then, maybe a little talk on this whole “angry gamer” thing might be in order!”

Source: ZyroXZ2

“Red Ash” Teased by Comcept, Mega Man Legends Spiritual Successor?

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Comcept has just released a teaser trailer for a game titled “Red Ash”. Many are speculating that this is a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends.

A post in the Mighty No. 9 KickStarter page says:

Now what in the world could this be…?

Well…whatever it is, we decided to give our backers a special first look at it!

If you want to know more, you are all just going to have to wait until Independence Day to find out!

We can’t say anything more until then, but we think you get the idea. Please share this video with all your friends, and help spread the word!

We should here more about Red Ash at the anime Expo this weekend. Inafune-san will be holding a panel saying that he has a special announcement that “may interest Mega Man fans.”

Via: GoNintendo

EVO 2015 – Smash Bros. 4 & Ultra Street Fighter 4 have the most Entrants so far

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The biggest “FIGHTING GAME” tournament in the world, EVO, has put together the early numbers for contestants per game. Ultra Street Fighter 4 leads with 2,227 entries. However, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee are hot on Street Fighter’s tail with 1,926 and 1,869 contestants respectively.

As a side note, I’ll probably be competing at EVO 2016, as I’ve started to win most of my local tournaments in Smash Wii U. I’m going to take on the Los Angeles area this summer, so hopefully I can continue to get better. Full numbers below.

Anti-GG Racism/Sexism Hypocrisy, CEO Impressions, Digital Release Prices + More! – EventStatus

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EventStatus is back with another hard-hitting episode of The Main Event. Warning, suggestive language.

Darth Vader VS Doctor Doom | DEATH BATTLE (ScrewAttack!)

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They are both masked conquerors of great power, but who will reign supreme?


Source: ScrewAttack!

Game Theory: The Strategy of Sex Appeal in Dead or Alive

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Check out the latest episode of Game Theory here. The intro is freaking hilarious. Warning, suggestive themes.

Dark Souls Franchise Passes 8 Million Units sold

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Developer From Software has proudly announced that the Dark Souls franchise has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. These sales numbers include: Dark Souls, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. And impressive has these numbers are, they don’t include Demon Souls or Bloodborne, which are considered “spiritual” links to the Dark Souls franchise. Dark Souls 3 is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2016. Via: VGChartz, Source: NeoGAF

Microsoft Announces Gamescom 2015 – Crackdown, Quantum Break, Scalebound & more

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Microsoft has announced their plans for Gamescom 2015. And the company is bringing the heavy hitters to the show. Get the full details below.

Gamescom 2015 Xbox Briefing
Tuesday, August 4, 4:00p CEST (7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET)

The evening before Gamescom officially kicks off, the Xbox briefing will show off many of the games coming to Xbox One, including titles like Scalebound, Quantum Break, and Crackdown. Tune in to the Gamescom 2015 Xbox Briefing on Xbox One, Xbox.com, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone to get the latest news and watch game trailers and demos. Be sure to download the free Xbox Live Event interactive app (XLEi app) on your Xbox One or XLE on your Xbox 360 before the show so you’re ready!

The Xbox booth at Gamescom

Wednesday, August 5, 9:00a to 7:00p CEST (Note: this is for press/trade only)
Thursday, August 6, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST
Friday, August 7, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST
Saturday, August 8, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST
Sunday, August 9, 9:00a to 6:00p CEST

Join us in the Xbox booth on the show floor to go hands-on with the greatest lineup in Xbox history. From Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport 6 to Rise of the Tomb Raider, we’ve got some amazing titles for you to play in the booth and watch in our theater.

Xbox FanFest: Gamescom 2015

After Xbox FanFest: E3 2015, we’ve decided to bring the same up-close-and-personal fan experience to gamescom this year. Running from Tuesday, August 4th through Wednesday, August 5th, a group of fans will get exclusive access to the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, as well as a host of other surprises. Details coming soon.

Via: Gematsu

Sony Secured Call of Duty DLC Exclusivity due to Destiny Partnership

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Sony will have exclusive DLC for Call of Duty Black Ops 3 this fall on PS3 and PS4. This deal actually went through due to the partnership Sony had with Activision with Destiny.

“Well, I think the first thing was we’ve had a great relationship with Activision around Destiny and I’m a huge fan of that,” said PlayStation VP of Publisher & Developer Relations, Adam Boyes.

Boyes had the opportunity to play Call of Duty: Black Ops III in person and he “fell in love” with the game instantly, and things went from there.

“As soon as I started playing it, I said, ‘This feels incredible! You can wallride!’ It’s just so smooth; it’s almost like poetic. And so obviously, we just continued talking with our partners at Activision and worked something out. And now we’ve got I think a great benefit to all the gamers,” he added.

Via: VGChartz, Source: GameSpot

Video Game Deals (6/29/15) – The Order: 1886, Batman Arkham Origins & more

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Get the full roundup of video game deals below.

Dark Souls II (Xbox 360) – $9.99/ Microsoft Store

Batman Arkham Origins (PS3) – $6.99/ Toys R Us

Assassin’s Creed Rogue (PS3) – $9.99/ WalMart

The Order: 1886 (PS4) – $39.99/ Best Buy

Watch Dogs (Xbox One) – $9.99/ Microsoft Store

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition – Performance and Frame-Rate Comparison

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Digital Foundry has compared the performance of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition on PS4, PC and Xbox One. See the highlights of their analysis below.

PE X Discussion! with Mr. Red Fox – Splatoon, Budgets and more! (9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET)

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Mr. Red Fox has come to enlighten me on the business side of the video game industry. In this “debate/discussion” we’ll be talking about Splatoon, voice chat, budgets and probably all sorts of stuff stemming from these topics. This discussion is being done in the interest of our users, and I have zero ill will toward Mr. Rex Fox, his opinions and the such. If we have time at the end, we’ll answer questions.

Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS4 Launching in Q4 2016 for $40 – Rumor

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The guys over at the popular YouTube channel The Know, have a source that claims the PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb will launch in Q4 2016 with a price point of $40. This is not confirmed by Square Enix, so take it with a grain of salt. But I will say they accurately leaked info on Dark Souls 3 and various other topics. You can watch the video on the rumor past the link. Via: NeoGAF

This Week on Xbox: June 26th, 2015

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“We look back at some of the biggest announcements at E3, including features and programs Xbox One fans can participate in right now, including Game Preview, Backward Compatibility, and more!”

Source: Xbox

Microsoft Starts the ‘Xbox Japan Blog’

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Despite Microsoft’s tiny install base in Japan for the Xbox One console, they aren’t giving up in the land of the rising sun. The firm just started an official blog in Japan, that covers all things Xbox. The blog currently has news articles on Halo 5 Guardians, Forza 6 and Rare Replay. More info specific to Japan will be coming in the future. Just keep those Media Create numbers away from there.

Games with Gold Announced for July – Assassin’s Creed 4 and Gears of War 3 lead

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Microsoft has announced their Games with Gold titles for the month of July, and it looks pretty good. Get the full breakdown below:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ($29.99 ERP) – Available all month on Xbox One
  • So Many Me ($14.99 ERP) – Available from July 16-August 5 on Xbox One
  • Plants vs. Zombies ($14.99 ERP) – Available from June 1-15 on Xbox 360
  • Gears of War 3 ($19.99 ERP) – Available from June 16-30 on Xbox 360

Source: VGChartz

Xbox One Backward Compatibility List – Initial Preview Titles

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Microsoft has begun to roll out Xbox 360 titles that can be played on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility. Get the initial batch of compatible games here. Remember, this is the initial preview. More games will be added over time. As new games get added, I’ll update this post.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One) | E3 2015 Gameplay Demo – PlayerEssence

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Check out the E3 2015 show floor demo of Gear of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One. Subscribe for more E3 2015 videos coming this week!