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Grand Theft Auto Part 2 – Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Rated S Games

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Check out this Did You Know Gaming on Grand Theft Auto. Warning, Mature Themes/Explict Content.

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G@L Episode 54: State of Gaming

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The Gamers @ Large crew discuss the state of the gaming industry, as well as various other gaming topics.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4) – DF Comparison

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Digital Foundry has compared Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin edition on PS4 to PS3, in additional to giving a full technical breakdown of the enhanced, 1080p/60fps version of the game. Get a few snippets of the article below, along with a new comparison video to the PS3 version.

Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Release date Announcement Could come this Wednesday


Konami and Hideo Kojima have planned a Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain announcement for this Wednesday. The announcement, which is more than likely an official release date for the game, will take place at 9 AM Eastern time on March 4th. Via: VGChartz

Cinematic (The Jimquisition)

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Jim Sterling discusses the use of ‘Cinematic’ in gaming.

Sonic Games will Still be made for Home Consoles


Sonic Team lead Takashi Iizuka has quelled the rumors that Sega will not be producing Sonic games for home consoles. This comes after Sega announced a shift to mobile and PC games over console games. In a recent interview with 4Gamer, Iizuka stated that Sonic Runners was made for mobile because it was the most suitable platform for the game. He added, “Personally, I don’t plan to stop Sonic for home-video game consoles.” Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: 4Gamer 

The Molyneux Cycle (The Jimquisition)


To act as if Peter Molyneux is only now being unfairly criticized for one troubled Kickstarter is to ignore years and years of easily traceable insincerity.

Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Grumpcade


The GameGrumps play Dragon Ball XenoVerse, the latest DBZ games from Bandai Namco.

Mortal Kombat X – Official Story Mode Trailer


Mortal Kombat X’s story mode is looking to completely freaking awesome. Check out this trailer showing off that mode, along with various new characters.

RIDE – Announcement Trailer


RIDE will be available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC/Steam on May 19th across the Americas!

Far Cry 4 – Valley of the Yetis Trailer


Your helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and capture, upgrade, and protect your camp from a mysterious cult. You are not alone, but will you survive? In the darkest caves, The Awakened Ones stalk their prey…

The Order 1886 Sales Success Shows Reviews don’t Matter? Umm No…

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Since when does a chart with no raw numbers in one region prove that reviews don’t matter? Some of these ‘journalists’ really need to stop with the clickbait and do some real freaking research.

Source: PlayerEssence

Batman Arkham Knight, Kingdom Hearts 3, Square Cancels Legacy of Kain + More! – EventStatus


EventStatus is back with another hard-hitting episode of The Main Event. Check out the episode past the link. Warning, Strong Language

Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC will not Support Offline Co-op

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Capcom has announced that the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 will not support offline play, despite the Steam page saying it will. Capcom stated that they choose to optimize the PC versions with custom resolutions and settings. The PC version will still support online raid mode play in a free update shortly after launch. Get Capcom’s full statement below.

The PS4 Version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 has some Frame-rate Issues

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Digital Foundry has taken a look at the PS4, PC and Xbox One versions of Resident Evil Revelations 2. And it “SEEMS” like the team responsible for the PS4 version had trouble optimizing the game. There are severe frame-rate drops in comparison to the Xbox One version. Check out the video below, full report here.

Source: Digital Foundry

Ubisoft Brazil Tells Consumers to Stop Complaining About Their DLC and Expansion Policies

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Ubisoft has a weekly program called the Ubisoft Responde, where viewers can ask a rep questions and they will respond. Well this week’s show was interesting. A viewer asks why Ubisoft charges for DLC and expansions, why aren’t their games complete at launch. Here is what Ubisoft reponded with…past the link.

David Jaffe Speaks out on The Order 1886 and Review Scores “No Double Standards” both “are Damaging”


David Jaffe, the creator of God of War and Twisted Metal has spoken out against low “clickbait” review scores in addition to “clickbait” high scores. He feels that both are damaging to the industry in some form or another.

Destiny Patch 1.1.1 is live – Big Weapon Rebalancing


The latest patch for Destiny is live. Update 1.1.1 brings a host of weapon balancing to the forefront, especially for PvP combat. Get the full details of the patch below.

Xbox Games with GOLD Announced (March): BioShock, Rayman and Tomb Raider lead


The upcoming lineup of games for Microsoft’s Games with Gold have been revealed by the almighty NeoGAF. Players can expect to download Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite for the Xbox 360. While Xbox One owners can download Rayman Legends and party game IDARB. More details and info can be found on Yahoo Games and NeoGAF

The Evil Within – The Assignment DLC Gameplay Trailer [1080p]


For many that have completed The Evil Within, the mysteries surrounding Sebastian’s partner, Juli Kidman, are among the most discussed plotlines in the game. These questions (and new questions) will arise in Part 1 of Kidman’s DLC adventure, The Assignment.

Source: RajmanGamingHD

HELP WANTED – PlayerEssence is Looking for a Reviews Editor (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS)

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You think you got what it takes to be the next great reviewer for PlayerEssence? Well shoot me an email to: “francis@playeressence.com” to discuss doing reviews for the site. I would need someone who has access to most of the current generation systems. Review Codes will be provided when possible. Any applicant would also need to have capturing software and microphone for video reviews. Thank you and hope to talk to some of you soon. Unfortunately, this is a unpaid position, but you will receive free games and access to future E3 Expos (pending I can get an extra pass) if you would like to go. PLUS I won’t require too much work from the reviewer. About 12 reviews a year would be the maximum.  Thank you and hope to talk to some of you soon.