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Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb


While this doesn’t directly relate to video games, it shows just how far science has come. A guy can now control bionic arms with his mind. This is like Deus Ex Human Revolution or something. What does the PE Community think of this?

Source: Yahoo

Lethal Weapon – Angry Video Game Nerd – Episode 129


How many movie based NES games (not made by LJN) can you name? Batman. Gremlins 2. Well, how about Lethal Weapon! Warning, Strong Language.

Source: Cinemassacre

Mary-Kate and Ashley “Get a Clue” – Angry Video Game Nerd – Episode 127


You remember them from Full House. Now see Mary-Kate and Ashley in their own video game for Game Boy Color! Warning, Suggestive Language

Source: Cinemassacre

Yokai Watch 2 Shinuchi Sells over 1.2 Million Units in Japan


Famitsu has revealed that Yokai Watch 2 sold 1,211,918 units in two days for its debut in Japan. This does not include digital copies downloaded on the eShop. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Famitsu

Rocky and Bullwinkle – Angry Video Game Nerd – Episode 126


The 12 Days of Shitsmas continues! Today the Nerd reviews The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends on NES! Warning, Suggestive Language.

Source: Cinemassacre

Ren & Stimpy: Fire Dogs – Angry Video Game Nerd – Episode 125


It’s day 4 of the Nerd’s 12 Days of Shitsmas! This time it’s Ren & Stimpy: Fire Dogs for the Super Nintendo! Warning, Strong Language

Source: Cinemassacre

CrazyBus – Angry Video Game Nerd – Episode 124


It’s day 3 of the Nerd’s 12 Days of Shitsmas! You thought Big Rigs and Desert Bus were bad? Well check out Crazy Bus!! Warning, Strong Language.

Source: Cinemassacre

PE Nintendo: Viewers Choice Game of Year Voting


Hey PE faithful! The voting for PE Nintendo’s Viewers Choice Game of the Year awards starts today, and will run through December 19th, 2014. I’ll be adding in new awards and nominees throughout the end of this week, so make sure you check everyday to cast your votes. Check out the initial batch of polls below.

Smash Bros Wii U Sells 710K in the US, Huge amiibo Sales, Pokemon Breaks 1.5 Million

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Sonic

Nintendo has given their response to the November 2014 NPD reports. Nintendo stated that Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have sold over 1.5 million units in the US alone. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold nearly 710,000 units with amiibo sales right around the same mark. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has sold over 1.5 million units in the US as well (physical + Digital). Get Nintendo’s full statement below.

To All PlayerEssence Users & Editors – Please don’t Link Other People’s Written work in the Contacts page


Hey guys, I just want to reiterate not to link other people’s written work or opinion articles in the contacts section. Links on videos about games, trailers, general news and the such is cool. However, opinion articles in text form from other writers are 100% banned from being linked on PlayerEssence. This is order to protect us from legal implications. Thanks for following the rules guys and gals. 

Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (Gamecube) James & Mike Mondays

James and Mike

James & Mike from Cinemassacre play Aquaman Battle for Atlantis for the GameCube.

Mario Kart 8 – Full Lineup of Compatible Amiibo (10 Total)


Nintendo has revealed the full list of compatible Amiibo with Mario Kart 8. The list includes: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Samus, and Fox McCloud. Using Amiibo with Mario Kart 8 allows players to dress their Mii’s up as a compatible Amiibo character. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Nintendo

Halo 5 Guardians – First Look at Armor Unlocks


Get the first look at armor unlocks in Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.

Freedom Wars – Around 2 Hours of Footage


Freedom Wars has been unleashed on PS Vita & PS TV. Check out nearly two hours of footage past the link.

Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematic Launch Trailer


Watch the Halo cinematic launch trailer for “Halo 2 Anniversary”, included in “Halo The Master Chief Collection” November 11, 2014. A legend re-mastered, Halo 2 cinematic launch trailer features completely new cut-scenes created by Blur Studios.

Shovel Knight is Selling “Really Well” on Nintendo Platforms, Yacht Club Loves Working with Nintendo

Shovel Knight

Yacht Club has detailed their relationship with Nintendo pertaining to the development and marketing of Shovel Knight. They have also stated that Shovel Knight is “selling really well” on Nintendo platforms and would love to work with Nintendo in the future.

Luigi’s Mansion: Give Me a Sign! – PART 1 – Game Grumps

Super Smash Luigi

The Game Grumps play one of the best games to hit the GameCube, Luigi’s Mansion. Check out part 1 and 2 of their let’s play below.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U – (1080p) Orbital Gate Footage


Check out some direct feed 1080p footage of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s Orbital Gate stage!

The New Nintendo 3DS Loads Super fast – IGN

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Jose Otero shows you just how much faster the New Nintendo 3DS is over the regular 3DS.

Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft


Jade Raymond has announced that she has departed from Ubisoft. She was the producer of hit titles for the firm such as Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed. Raymond discussed her departure in a statement below.

Shin Megami Tensei IV – Europe release date

Shin Megami Tensei 4

Finally, Atlus announced today the release date of Shin Megami Tensei IV in Europe, the 30 october on the Nintendo eShop only.

Mario Kart 8 ‘From the Pit’ Episodes are back – Episode 4: Item Techniques

Mario Kart 8

Nintendo’s cheesy Mario Kart 8 ‘From the Pit’ episodes are back. This time, the host takes a look at item techniques.

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