Gravity Rush Remastered Reminds Us Why The Sequel Has Great Potential

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Gravity Rush, the Vita launch title about a gravity-manipulating amnesiac, is making its way to PlayStation 4 with a new coat of paint. Along with taking a look at the upgraded version of game, we also discuss the game's minor legacy.

Gravity Rush was a Vita launch title, and at least until now, a true exclusive for the handheld. It was later given away for free as part of PlayStation Plus. The protagonist, Kat, was included in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as a downloadable character. Sony clearly had high hopes for the game and its fiction, but it didn't garner much passion. Most who played walked away lukewarm, neither loving or hating the game.

I'm a bigger fan than most (along with former GI editor Dan Ryckert), which I outline in the video below. I love the gravity-manipulating mechanic and I see it as a well-executed base for what I hope will be a good sequel.

10 RPG Franchises We’d Like To See Come Back

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These days it seems like anything is possible in the gaming world, thanks to the growth of crowdfunding and social media. Series that were once relegated to memory are suddenly coming back. Did you ever think we’d have a chance at Shenmue 3? How about Square Enix reviving the Nier and SaGa franchises? This got us thinking about our favorite RPGs of yesteryear. While plenty of great series have vanished, we think many have potential to thrive again. Without further ado, here are the 10 RPG franchises we’d love to see return.

Note: This list is presented in alphabetical order

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Lego Marvel Avengers: How To Unlock Jessica Jones & Daredevil

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The stars of Netflix's hit shows, Daredevil and Jessica Jones, are playable in Lego Marvel Avengers. You likely won't recognize Ms. Jones, as she's masquerading as Jewel, her secret super hero identity that was only mentioned as a joke in the show. Daredevil also isn't sporting his Netflix attire, and is instead in his classic comic book red. Both characters are fun to control, especially for overworld navigation. Jones can freely fly across the city, whereas Daredevil uses his billy club to swing across it like Spider-Man. [Excerpt[

With over 200 different characters in the game, most of which must be located and unlocked, finding these two heroes is no easy task. Lego Marvel Avengers doesn't offer a map of its New York City overworld, and outside of the Statue of Liberty and Avengers Tower there aren't many landmarks to use for guidance. For these two specific characters, we recommend using the bridge as a means of pinpointing where you need to be on the map. Both characters are standing in the overworld, waiting to give you a mission. They are represented as purple dots on the radar. When you near them, Daredevil and Jones' faces will appear.

Daredevil is located near the water on a pier loaded with crates and construction gear. The pier is located on the opposite side as the bridge.

15 Great Current-Gen Couch Co-Op Games

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As games like Destiny and Halo 5: Guardians choose to use the full might of the latest console hardware technology on a full screen rather than reallocate resources across divided ones, the split-screen game has become increasingly rare. Many games offer the option to go online and work together with other players, but sometimes you want to be able to look to the side and see your co-op partner next to you while playing a game. You want to talk to them without the aid of headset, and be able to knock the controller out of their hand when they’re being unreasonable.

For those occasions, we’ve crafted a list of our favorite games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U that can be played without the aid of telecommunications.

Affordable Space AdventuresPlatform: Wii U

Long Live The Arena: A Look At Doom’s Old-School Multiplayer

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Long Live The Arena: A Look At Doom’s Old-School Multiplayer

As any long-time fan of the Doom series knows, over the top, gory multiplayer is core to the series' legacy. But how will the upcoming game compare to both classic Doom, and current shooter juggernauts like Halo or Call of Duty?

Kicking off our last week of exclusive Doom coverage, Andrew Reiner, Matthew Bertz, and I discuss these issues, and reminisce over our favorite moments of playing the addictive and fast-paced arena combat.

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The 10 Best Ways To Recover Health In Video Games

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The 10 Best Ways To Recover Health In Video Games

Health, usually represented as a bar or in numerical fashion, is one of the oldest concepts in games. When you run out of it, you're dead or the game is over in some fashion (at least until you reload your save or restart the game). Luckily there are usually items or mechanics designed to help you keep you from perishing. Sometimes games approach this concept of health recovery in pretty interesting ways, so we decided to shine a light on some of the best ones

From the goofy to the macabre, here are the best ways to get back your health in games.

Drinking Toilet Water - Fallout

Replay – The Ring: Terror's Realm

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Many moons ago, a young man named Tim Turi became a legend after completing some of the worst games of yesteryear. Even after being bloodied by Cyberia and Overblood 2, Tim persevered, and eagerly looked forward to the next challenge that we could throw at him. And then Martian Gothic: Unification happened. The ridiculous amount of item management coupled with an overly confusing world design has broken Tim's spirits. He puts on a good game face in the videos, but behind the scenes, Turi is a mess.

In hindsight, for this week's Replay, we should have let Tim pick his own game – a title he loves like Sonic the Hedgehog 3 or that Dead Space 3 garbage, but we instead choose another horrible survival horror game. Welcome to The Ring: Terror's Realm, a video game take on the popular series of Japanese novels and films. Released exclusively on Dreamcast in 2000, The Ring kicks off with an unexplainable death that may be linked to a computer program. Jeff Cork, Kyle Hilliard, and I join Tim for the opening moments of this game, which starts off with a bang.

An Early Look At Dying Light's The Following Expansion

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With its enjoyable parkour mechanics and fun combat, Techland's Dying Light was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2015. As we approach the first anniversary of the original game's release, Techland is readying a major expansion, The Following.

Join Reiner, Tim, and myself as we complete an early mission and drive through droves of zombies as we explore the new vast countryside area. We kill a bunch of bandits, check out the new buggy, and get the scare of our lives as a zombie jumps on the hood of our car.

The question arose in the Test Chamber of whether or not your character carries over from the original Dying Light. Your version of Kyle Crane does transfer over, plus you can transfer loot between the main game and the expansion. Check out some gameplay footage of our time with of preview build of The Following below.