Spelunky Beaten Using A Dance Dance Revolution Dance Pad

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Spelunky Beaten Using A Dance Dance Revolution Dance Pad

Gamers are always look for new and interesting ways to challenge themselves, for example this guy who beat all of Dark Souls II using the Rock Band guitar controller. Twitch stream EladDifficult, in an attempt to "do something out of the ordinary and ridiculous", decided to beat the indie game Spelunky using a Dance Dance Revolution dance pad controller. It took quite a few attempts, but finally he has done it and you can watch the whole thing in his Twitch archive. The winning run, which lasts just over 30 minutes, starts right at 5:19:00.

Although he uses a controller for most of the inputs, this is still incredibly impressive considering how precise the movement in Spelunky can be. It also must have been exhausting to stand and move in place for so long. 

Source: EladDifficult via Kotaku

Our 24-Hour Extra Life 2014 Livestream Marathon Is Complete!

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Our 24-Hour Extra Life 2014 Livestream Marathon Is Complete!

Update #2: It's been a long, fun 24 hours, but this year's Extra Life marathon has drawn to a close. The wonderful news is that we broke last year's record of ~$16,000 raised for Children's Miracle Network hospitals by raising over $17,500. That number falls quite a bit short of our $25,000 goal, but we've got something to shoot for next year. Also, Extra-Life as a whole broke its previous records by raising over $5 million dollars this year, so congrats and thanks to all the supporters and donors out there. We want to thank everyone who tuned in to watch, donated to Extra Life (YOU CAN STILL DONATE), and put up with our rampant goofiness. Thanks and see you next year.

Update: Our Extra 2014 livestream is now live! Help us on our journey to raise $25,000 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals by watching our Twitch stream, winning awesome prizes, and donating.

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Forthcoming Dark Souls II DLC Spotted?

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Forthcoming Dark Souls II DLC Spotted?

The third DLC for Dark Souls II, Crown of the Ivory King, may have just come out, but are there signs that a fourth is on the way?

Reddit user Jersam15 spotted added information to the game's SteamDB profile (not affiliated with Valve) mentioning "testdlc4." Previously, "testdlc3" was used when Crown of the Ivory King was added.

There have been three DLC installments for the game so far as part of the Lost Crowns series: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King. Publisher Bandai Namco and developer From Software have not officially announced a fourth DLC.

Reader Discussion: A New Perspective?

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What camera a game uses is very important to how gamers experience that title, and a big decision for the developer. Every once and a while, gamers get a chance to change that perspective from how the game is regularly played, opening up new vistas.

With the recent news that a mod is available for Dark Souls II that lets you play in first person, and a report that Rockstar may be adding a first-person camera to Grand Theft Auto V on the new systems and PC, big changes may be in store for some of your favorite games.

While playing in the first-person isn't for every game nor every gamer, what are some of your favorite titles you'd like to experience through the eyes of a character and what do you think it would add?

Play An Early Version Of Lucas Pope's Return Of The Obra Dinn

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The Obra Dinn is a ship that was declared lost at sea, and your job as an insurance company stooge is to find out what happened to the ship and its crew.

Similar to Pope's Papers, Please, the game uses low-tech graphics, but if that title is any indication this should only add to the game's effectiveness. The graphics choice is augmented by the fact that The Return of Obra Dinn is a first-person title.

Pope says the very early slice of the PC game has not been tested and is missing features such as the option to save.

Spend Halloween With The Halo 2 Anniversary Documentary

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Spend Halloween With The Halo 2 Anniversary Documentary

Microsoft has announced that gamers will be able to check out the Halo 2: Anniversary making-of documentary, Remaking The Legend, for free this Halloween.

The game is being remade as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection which comes out on November 11 for Xbox One.

Remaking The Legend can be downloaded via the console on October 31, accessible via the Halo Channel on November 11, or viewable on Twitch at select air times (click the link below for more info).

More Details On Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Heavensward Expansion

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More Details On Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Heavensward Expansion

Square Enix recently announced the Heavensward expansion to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and at an event in London today new details have emerged.

Flying mounts such as black Chocobos and an airship built by Cid will help you get around the world and explore its flying islands. There will be at least six mounts in the title.

Also announced was a new tanking job called the dark knight. Another job, which will be announced later, will be included in Heavensward.

Indie Horror Title Home Hits PS4/Vita Soon

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Developer Benjamin Rivers is bringing his choice-driven horror title Home to the PlayStation 4 before Halloween, with the Vita version soon to follow.

The game will be available for the PS4 on October 28, with Rivers' promising the Vita edition "soon" after.

Home is a Cross-Buy game, which means you'll get the PS4 and Vita versions both for the same price. In fact, for the first two weeks of the game's release, it'll be available for just $2.99.