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


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.

Yooka-Laylee – Classic Platforming is Reborn

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The PlayStation Access team has got more footage of Yooka-Laylee! See all the action 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.

Miiverse Getting a Major Update this Summer

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Nintendo will be giving Wii U and 3DS owners a major update this summer with Miiverse. A host of changes will be coming with Miiverse Guide, Tom, running us through everything. Get all the details past the link.

Corey Marshall Returns to Voice Ryo for Shenmue III


Corey Marshall, the original voice actor for Ryo in the Shenmue franchise, will return in Shenmue III. The PC and PlayStation 4 title has hit $3.8 million on Kickstarter with 16 days left. Via: Gematsu

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


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


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

Shovel Knight has sold over 700,000 Copies

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Shovel Knight has been a massive success for Yacht Club Games, and now we have an updated sales tally for the 2D action game. According to Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight has shifted over 700,000 copies combining all versions of the game. I think that’s a pretty good return on investment…. considering the game was KickStarted for around $311,000 and has a net profit nearly $10,000,000. Source: Yacht Club Games

Shovel Knight – Physical Release Confirmed, Nintendo Exclusive Content Teased

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Shovel Knight has been confirmed for a retail release on October 16th. The game will come to PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS in disc form for users to enjoy. The disc will come will all the DLC as well, with pricing set at $19.99.

Killer Instinct – Season 2 (Xbox One DLC Review) – ZyroXZ2 – PE Network

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ZyroXZ2 from the PE Network reviews Killer Instinct Season 2 on Xbox One.

Source: ZyroXZ2

Anima Gate of Memories E3 2015 Trailer Looks Good!


Check out the amazing E3 trailer for indie-RPG Anima Gate of Memories. But don’t let the size of the studio fool you, this looks like full RPG experience you would see from the big publishers. **The Wii U version will launch after the other versions of this game**

Source: AnimaProjectStudio

Dark Souls Franchise Passes 8 Million Units sold


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


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

Shigeru Miyamoto not Involved in Developing Nintendo NX’s Hardware | PlayerEssence

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Shigeru Miyamoto has stated he is not making decisions on the Nintendo NX’s hardware. Francis gives you his take on the whole matter.

Source: PlayerEssence

Sony Secured Call of Duty DLC Exclusivity due to Destiny Partnership


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

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition – Last Chances


“Last Chances all end with State of Decay! Previous owners get one last chance to get a 33% discount on SoD: YOSE. Ends June 30th.”

F1 2015 – Teaser Trailer (PS4, Xbox One & PC)


Check out a quick teaser trailer for F1 2015 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game launches on July 21st.

Batman Arkham Knight – First PC Patch Released by Rocksteady

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Rocksteady is aiming to steady the PC version of Batman Arkham Knight on PC (Pun intended). Get the first details past the link.

Red Goddess: Inner World – Cinematic Trailer


Check out this cinematic trailer for indie title Red Goddess: Inner World.

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


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.

Arkham Shite (The Jimquisition)

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The PC version of Batman Arkham Knight is pretty bad. Jim Sterling discusses it on the Jimquisition. Warning, a little bit of SJW BS at the beginning.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided (1080p/60fps) | Exclusive E3 2015 Live Show

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Didn’t get a chance to check out Deus Ex Mankind Divided at E3 2015? It’s all good, we got you covered! Check out this live stage show from E3 2015, its like you’re right there at the show! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome E3 2015 coverage!