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Follow PlayerEssence’s Social Networks!

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Hey PE Faithful, just wanted to remind all the new users PlayerEssence does have Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and NOW…..GOOGLE PLUS! Hit the hyperlinks on each social network to like, subscribe, and follow! As always, we have excellent content on each of our social networks that makes it SUPER easy to stay connected with all things going on at PlayerEssence. Thanks again!

Thank you…

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I just wanted to say thank you for all the support and dedication to Playeressence you all have shown. As many of you know, not everyone is a fan of what WE do here. But that will never stop US from being who we are, loving games, and forging a new path for Nintendo fans and gamers alike. Thanks again, I really, really, really, appreciate you all.

Thoughts on the Sega Game Gear – #CUPodcast

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Pat & Ian discuss the Sega Game Gear handheld system on the #CUPodcast!

Hyrule Warriors – Adventure Mode – Twilight Princess Link Gameplay

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KaitouVG has uploaded some new gameplay of Twilight Princess Link tearing it up in adventure mode. Checkout 6 minutes of gameplay below.

Pokemon The Trading Card Game Online is Coming to iPad

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I usually don’t report on mobile, but this one is kinda big. The Pokemon Company has confirmed that Pokemon The Trading Card Game Online is coming to iPad at some point. There will probably be microtransactions built into the game to help Nintendo and The Pokemon Company get an extra stream of revenue.

Classic Game Room – IRON SOLDIER review for Atari Jaguar

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Classic Game Room reviews IRON SOLDIER for Atari Jaguar from 1994! Destroy things with a 50 foot mech wielding chainsaws, missile launchers and gatling guns in this polygon created first person shooter for Atari Jaguar that feels heavily inspired by Mechwarrior.

CGR Undertow – KING ARTHUR review for Nintendo GameCube

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Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of King Arthur for the Nintendo GameCube developed by Krome Studios and published by Konami.

Michael Ancel’s new game Unveiled – ‘The Wild’ for PS4

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Rayman creator Michael Ancel’s new development team Wild Sheep Studio, has just announced their new game, it’s called ‘The Wild,’ and it’s exclusive to the PS4. Checkout the reveal trailer below.

CGR Undertow – METAL ARMS: GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM review for Nintendo GameCube

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Classic Game Room Undertow reviews one of most unique games in the 6th gen, Metal Arms: Glitch in the System on the GameCube.

Classic Game Room – ATARI JAGUAR console review!

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Classic Game Room reviews the ATARI JAGUAR video game console!! The 64-bit Atari Jaguar does what Nintendon’t. It plays Kasumi Ninja!! Atari’s stylish 64-bit game system had potential but suffered from a poor launch date and awful game library..

Atari: Game Over Documentary Discussion – #CUPodcast

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Pat recently viewed an early screening of the Atari: Game Over about the landfill burial of ET and other games. He discusses with Ian on the #CUPodcast!

Mario Kart 8 – Free DLC & Major Gameplay Improvements Coming on Aug. 27th – Full Details here

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Nintendo will be unleashing a major patch to Mario Kart 8 on August 27th. The patch will include three new DLC karts, various gameplay tweaks, and improved online stability. Get the full details below. 

Ninja Turtles – Did You Know Voice Acting?

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Checkout this Did You Know Voice Acting on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is by far some of Christopher Niosi’s best work.

New Series Debuting Tuesday – PE Plays

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I’ve got a brand new video series debuting on Tuesday. Its called PE Plays. And it’s just like Let’s Play videos, but of course I’ll add my little spin to it. The goal of this new series is to play weird games I probably wouldn’t play on my own. However, I will be playing fan favorites across the Xbox 360 and Wii U! The first episode will go live on Tuesday morning, 3 AM EDT. That is 12 AM PDT. Trust me, you’ll never guess the first game I’m playing. Make sure to subscribe to PE Nintendo here to get the episodes first!

MAX REACTS: The New Marvel Fighting Game!!!

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Capcom no longer has the license to make Marvel fighting games, this is because Marvel has decided to make their own fighting game! Maximilian Dood reacts to the brand new Marvel Fighting game trailer.

Hyrule Warriors – a few more Details on Online play & Save Files

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Hyrule Warriors will have online play for the Wii U. Online play will be a special mode outside the main campaign it seems, this also seems to be separate from the local co-op that will be based on the campaign mode. According to Nintendo Everything, the wording on the Japanese site makes it seem as if there is a ‘special mode prepared for those who intend to play over the internet.’ Lite Agent on NeoGAF has also chimed in saying Hyrule Warriors is confirmed to have online play. Here is his translation straight from the Japanese site: “Play Special battle in adventure mode”. Lite Agent often translates Japanese correctly, so you can trust his translation. There will only be one save file per a user, and DLC is confirmed, of course.

Rayman Creator Michel Ancel Joins Indie team Wild Sheep Studio

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Ubisoft developer and creator of Rayman Michel Ancel has announced that he has joined a new indie development team called Wild Sheep Studio. However, he is still working at Ubisoft. Wild Sheep Studio has a brand new IP in the works that will be announced soon. Via: MNN, Source: Gamekult

RIVE Gameplay and Features Details, Wii U Version a “Definite Possibility”

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Two Tribes just announced RIVE for PC and Consoles. On the studios Twitter account, they answered all sorts of questions from users, get the first details below.

Protomario Gets Hacked…? Not Really – Explaination

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ProtoMario has regained complete control of his channel. He explains how he was not really hacked, and how he made the mistake of revealing his mobile upload code.

Shovel Knight – Europe, Japan and Australia Localization

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Yatch Club Games announced on their blog, update about Shovel Knight localization status in Europe, Australia and Japan.

Battleborn – First Screenshots and Details of Gearbox’s New IP

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GameInformer has went live with their exclusive preview of Battleborn for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Get the first screenshots and details of the multiplayer game below.

Super Smash Bros. Melee EVO 2014 Footage

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Check out some of the best Smash Bros. Melee players rip it up at EVO 2014. Melee is so freaking fast!