The Best Video Game Costumes For Halloween 2015

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Halloween is just a few weeks away. If you don't have the time or skill to create your own Halloween costume that celebrates your love of video games, we've rounded up the best selection of costumes sold at retailers. The selection offers everything from a $900 Master Chief costume to the unexpected Ratchet & Clank outfit. We even gathered a few costumes that toddlers and infants can wear for trick-or-treating purposes.

We've also compiled a list of the worst Halloween costumes of 2015.

Collector's Master Chief Costume ($898.99)

The Worst Video Game Costumes For Halloween 2015

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Here's a round-up of the video game-themed Halloween costumes we recommend you avoid for parties or trick-or-treating purposes. If you're thinking "These aren't that bad," just picture yourself wearing one of these costumes, and think about how easy it will be to mingle at parties in them. If the intent of your costume is to look as terrible as possible, this is the list for you!

If you're looking for outfits that do a better job of celebrating what we love about video games, we've compiled a list of this year's best costumes for sale.

The Awkwardly Shaped Tetris Costume ($48.99)

Test Chamber - Our Early Look At Yoshi's Wooly World

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Yoshi's Woolly World isn't out quite yet in North America, but we were able to take a look at some of the game's later levels and a boss.

Join myself and Andrew Reiner as we try out the game's co-op, defeat the Naval Piranha boss, and try out a handful of amiibos. For more on the game, you can check out an interview with the Woolly World's producer (and one of the director's of the original Yoshi's Island) by heading here.

Yoshi's Woolly World is coming to Wii U on October 16.

GI Show – Rock Band 4, Transformers: Devastation, Jackbox Party Pack Interview

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The releases of the week are all over the place, both in terms of quality and the types of games. We've got a podcast episode filled with chat about the return of Harmonix's popular music game series, robots that turn into vehicles, and a new entry in a beloved Star Wars FPS series. We also chat with the creators of some of the best local party games money can buy.

This week it's Matt Miller and Ben Reeves along with your regular hosts Ben Hanson and Tim Turi. Matt dives into all things Rock Band 4, from the quality of the instruments and on-disc set list, to the nitty gritty of activating old DLC songs and instrument compatibility. Ben goes over his experience with Platinum Games' Transformers: Devastation, an action-packed love letter to the earliest cartoons featuring our favorite morphing robots. We also dive into our time blasting rebels and stormtroopers with the Star Wars: Battlefront beta and the quirky indie title Undertale. Stick around after the first segments where we answer a bunch of emails and then interview the guys from Jackbox Games. Writer/director Arnie Niekamp and vice president of engineering Evan Jacover join us via Skype to talk about everything that goes into creating the wildly entertaining Jackbox Party Pack 2.

What Works (And What Doesn't) In The Witcher 3’s First Expansion

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Hearts of Stone, the first expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is launching on October 13 for $10. The expansion is a self-contained story in which Geralt accepts a monster contract and gets more than he bargained for. It has no ties to the main plot of The Witcher 3, but the combat is geared towards experienced players.

I recently played through the entire storyline of the new expansion, taking on various new side quests and testing out some of the different choices. The expansion should keep you busy for around 10 hours, and is a great reason to jump back into the world. Here's where the expansion shines and where it stumbles.

Note: The entries below have some basic details, but I won't spoil any story revelations or fun character moments.

What Works (And What Doesn't) In The Witcher 3’s First Expansion

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What Works (And What Doesn't) In The Witcher 3’s First Expansion

Hearts of Stone, the first expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is launching on October 13 for $10. The expansion is a self-contained story in which Geralt accepts a monster contract and gets more than he bargained for. It has no ties to the main plot of The Witcher 3, but the combat is geared towards experienced players.

I recently played through the entire storyline of the new expansion, taking on various new side quests and testing out some of the different choices. The expansion should keep you busy for around 10 hours, and is a great reason to jump back into the world. Here's where the expansion shines and where it stumbles.

Note: The entries below have some basic details, but I won't spoil any story revelations or fun character moments.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 8, 2015)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 8, 2015)

It's been a busy week in the blog world. From writers who played a ton of classics, to those ruminating on one of last generation's greatest games, Blog Herding has it all. So hunker down and dig in.

Community Blogs For October 1 – October 7:

My Top 10 Favorite PS2 GamesJustin Mikos takes us way back to a time when Sony was still relatively new to the gaming scene. What he chooses for his favorite games are most likely the favorites of many other gamers.

Charting Progress: The History Of Animation At Naughty Dog

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Charting Progress: The History Of Animation At Naughty Dog

Josh Scherr has worked at Naughty Dog for nearly fifteen years. Joining the studio to help animate Jak and Daxter, Scherr has had a front-row seat for the evolution of Naughty Dog's animating process. While he has now shifted roles and is helping write Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (you can watch him discuss his new role here), Scherr helped shape and guide the revered studio from the days of cartoon-inspired key-frame animation for the Jak and Daxter series to the expertly detailed animation of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Watch the video interview below (or on YouTube) to learn about the stressful days of transitioning away from the Jak and Daxter era, the flaws Scherr now sees in Uncharted 1's animation, and what the future holds for animation at Naughty Dog.

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Massive — World Of Warships

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Massive — World Of Warships

The third addition to Wargaming’s suite of wargames takes the battle to the seas as players embrace torpedoes, artillery barrages, and repair crews scrambling to put out fires and keep flooding down. While Wargaming has already tackled tanks and planes, the best place for some quick fun is on the big blue, with this entry striking an addicting balance and providing multiple interesting ways to play.