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Add Team Game Informer Characters, Flags, And Music To Your #IDARB Game

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Before you get your hopes too high, this is not a complete list of Game Informer editors, but you will find enough to add some GI flavor to your #IDARB games.

To redeem these items for your game, you should see a "scan" option in the creation screens. Once you open that up, all you have to do is scan the QR codes below using your Kinect. You should be able to hold your phone up to the camera, but you will likely need to turn down the brightness on your phone so the Kinect can pick it up.

First up is myself, which you can find below. It may look like another template character that I simply added some glasses to, and you would be right – that's exactly what I did. I assure you it's me, though.

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Here Is A Huge List Of #IDARB’s Game Affecting Hashtag Bombs

about X hours ago from GameInformer Feature

One of It Draws a Red Box’s (#IDARB) most innovative features is the ability to interact with games you are spectating. By tweeting the keycode that appears in the bottom left corner of a game you are watching along with any of the hashtags seen below to @idarbwire, you can make things happen in the game.

Mechanically speaking, these hashtag bombs function similarly to items in Super Smash Bros. as they shift the fight somewhat creating chaos not necessarily benefiting or hindering players. Also, some of the bombs are just weird. You won’t find a full list of hashtag bombs in the game’s instructions or menus (outside of the few referenced in the explanation of what hashtag bombs are), but you can find a huge list below.

Even if you’re not playing #IDARB yourself, you can use these to affect the games of others – which you should.

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Real games make the scene in Law & Order's GamerGate episode

about X hours ago from Polygon News
Real games make the scene in Law & Order's GamerGate episode

Say this for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: When the show's creators decided to take on video gaming as a subject, and needed to create an expo floor full of them, they went out and got real ones, made by real developers.

For Remi Crespo and Henry Yamada of Orlando, Fla.-based Heroic Stand, it means a star turn for their recently released Temple Tap, (iOS and Android) which struggled to stand out among numerous mobile games latching onto the popularity of Temple Run. "We're in a promo booth in a scene in the show," Crespo said, "like something at PAX. If we had more money, of course."

In February, NBC's police/lawyer procedural drama Law & Order: SVU will air "Intimidation Game." In its classic ripped-from-the-headlines Law & Order style, it takes on the subject of online harassment, particularly as it bubbled up to mainstream consciousness in late summer and the fall with the GamerGate campaign.

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Pick this, ban that: Analyzing LoL's drafting phase

about X hours ago from PC Gamer
Pick this, ban that: Analyzing LoL's drafting phase

I get irate when watching a bad pickban phase.

League's is simplistic compared to Dota 2's: for LoL, each side takes turns banning champions one at a time until six are banned away. Then they take turns picking champions in a 1-2-2-2-2-1 pattern (blue side picks one, red side picks two, blue picks two, etc). Then they swap the champions onto the players that are supposed to play them and hash out their strategies in the game. Dota 2's competitive system has bans and picks interweaved with each other, making for an involved game of what David Sirlin of "Play to Win" fame would describe as "yomi," or a form of mind-reading. But where Dota 2's is something akin to a game unto itself, League's much simpler approach only qualifies as a diversionary minigame.

Theoretically, it should also be a minigame long solved. High-priority or flexible first picks and the core-structuring red-side 2/3 aren't complex concepts, and even a pro player distracted with thoughts of their rival's reputations and known specializations can kick out a decent team half the time. The fact that it's now global standard for coaches to assist their team in picks and bans, as has been recently formalized in both NA and EU LCS, should by and large make all team compositions and pick processes go like clockwork, or at least fail to make the audience smack their foreheads.

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PC gaming terms and their true meanings

about X hours ago from PC Gamer
PC gaming terms and their true meanings

The language of gaming is constantly mutating. For instance, "lag" used to refer to delays in client/server communication, but lately we've heard it used as if it's synonymous with "low framerate." Baffling. To help clear some things up, we've asked regular PC Gamer writer and all-round lexical savant Richard Cobbett to create a brief glossary of PC gaming's most important terms and their modern definitions (with a few additions of our own).

Page one: AAA - DRM

Page two: Early Access - Kill streak

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Inside The Battlefield Community Pt. 2 – That HattiWatti Guy And His Cinematic Tools

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Inside The Battlefield Community Pt. 2 – That HattiWatti Guy And His Cinematic Tools

As one of the most entertaining gaming communities out there, the talented and shenanigans-filled Battlefield community is one of our favorites. From custom dogtags and cinematic tools, to storytelling screenshots and mouth-watering videos, Battlefield’s community has grown its own unique identity through creativity and passion, so we thought we’d interview and highlight a few of […]

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MLB 15 The Show reports its new features, and more Thursday

about X hours ago from Polygon News
MLB 15 The Show reports its new features, and more Thursday

MLB 15 The Show will kick off the sports video gaming calendar when it launches March 31 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PlayStation Vita. Sony is ready to discuss what the latest edition will bring, and has offered an official feature list in advance of a fuller reveal on Thursday.

Some of this either was known or teased earlier, but now has a little more detail beyond a one- or two-word description. Most intriguing will be the "Inside the Show" suite of news updates meant to connect players to the ongoing stories of their career modes. "Inside the Show" will be a radio-style broadcast within the game's Franchise, Season and Road to the Show modes.

Further, this will be the first year in which career gamesaves from a prior edition of the game — MLB 14 The Show — will be playable in a future edition, a first for console sports gaming.

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The best videos of the week

about X hours ago from PC Gamer

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video, especially one at 60 frames-per-second, is worth...a lot more, that's for sure, and these are the best videos of the week.

Is Doom's BFG scientifically possible? Can we build a portal to hell on Mars? I'm guessing these aren't exactly the myths they'll try to bust, but Mythbusters is actually airing a Doom-themed episode today.

So you've probably seen the Strafe Kickstarter video, and yes, it's amazing. But how about the game? In this video, the developers walk us through some early gameplay. They're pretty funny still, and the game looks good!

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