The Witcher 3 And Batman: Arkham Knight Top Our Reader's List Of Most Anticipated 2015 Games

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Earlier this week, we asked readers what their most anticipated games of 2015 are, and while the results were varied, there were two that stood far among the rest.

We tallied the results from the comments, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight easily topped the list, as you can see from the results below. Reader DarkKilljoke represented a fairly typical comment writing, "The Witcher 3 Batman: Arkham Knight tie."

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Replay – Hellnight

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Hellnight is a first-person survival-horror game set in the dangerous tunnels of Tokyo at the end of the millennium. If you've never heard of Hellnight, it's probably because it never made its way stateside, releasing only in Japan and Europe. With the help of Replay viewer Hilary Wilton, we got our hands on the European version of the game and wasted no time jumping into it to see what the North American audience missed out on.

It doesn't take us long to get completely wrapped up in this game's horror and science-fiction setting. Tim Turi skillfully navigates subway tunnels, as Jeff Cork, Kyle Hilliard, and yours truly bring the game's characters to life. We spend a good 40 minutes with Hellnight, and walked away wanting to see more from this odd survival-horror title.

After a short break, we return for another segment of You're Doing it Wrong. As you'll see, we may actually be doing it right in a way no one has thought of before. It's an interesting experiment that brings two friends closer than ever.

Eight GTA V Rockstar Editor Videos Show Off The Humor And Drama Of Los Santos

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Eight GTA V Rockstar Editor Videos Show Off The Humor And Drama Of Los Santos

Grand Theft Auto V and the Rockstar Editor have been out on PC for less than a month, but filmmakers are already flexing their creative muscles. We’ve watched a number of movies made with Rockstar’s tools and have selected eight to share with you.

Some of these were edited exclusively with the in-game tools. Others were given some extra care with external editing software.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show. You’ll laugh and, if you make it to the last one, you might even cry.

Destiny - Xur's Gear And Upgrades For The Weekend Of May 1

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Destiny - Xur's Gear And Upgrades For The Weekend Of May 1

Happy Xursday, everyone! The Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower, and he is having a sale on gauntlets. Everything must go (which is tricky because his stock on this items is infinite).

This week, Xur is packing one of the game's exotic auto rifles. So, if you're looking for a new primary, you might be in luck.

Location: Xur is hanging out in the Vanguard chamber. From the spawn point, run straight ahead, down the stairs, past the Crucible Quartermaster, and then bear right around the catwalk when you enter the chamber.

An Interview With YouTube Sensation Vikkstar123

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From Grand Theft Auto V to Minecraft, Vikkstar123's videos generate millions of views each day on YouTube. His channels, Vikkstar123 and Vikkstar123HD, have generated over three million subscribers and feature a wide variety of content from Let's Play tutorial videos to real-life challenges.

I talked to Vikkstar about the early days of his YouTube channel, the sudden rise to fame, and what advice he would give aspiring Let's Players who are trying to break onto the scene.

How Persona’s Social Links Can Make You A Better Person

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Social links help shift the Persona series, and they are quickly becoming one of the most popular aspects after their introduction in Persona 3. The relationship-building mechanic lets you interact with various classmates and townsfolk by helping them overcome various real-life issues. They also gave you some extra perks with Persona fusion, but that's far from what made you engage with them. Persona made social links intimate, not some superficial dating-sim mechanic, and Atlus conveyed an important message with them about life and the impact we can have on other lives with small gestures. This stayed with me long after the credits rolled.

Behind the fiction of evil shadows attacking and being able to summon a Persona based on Arcana (tarot cards) to defeat them, you live out a seemingly ordinary life as a teenager attending high school. You have to pass your exams, make small talk with classmates, and participate in extracurricular activities like soccer or band. You always have a choice of how to spend your free time, and one of your choices is to socialize with those around you. You start these relationships essentially as strangers, but as you raise your social link rank, your conversations grow more intimate.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (April 30, 2015)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (April 30, 2015)

This week the community's blogs were, as always, full of wonderful topics and writing. And somebody wrote about Freedom Fighters; Internet fist bump. A lot of the community challenge responses surprised me and made me remember just how eclectic video game characters can be.

On another note, our first community playdate went smoothly and was a success! We won't have a playdate this week, but I've got some important details below you should check out if you'd like to play some games!

One more thing: Community member tstitan is setting a Super Smash Bros. tournament into motion for the 3DS and Wii U. All Game Informer community members are welcome! Right now the tournament is planned for early May, so check out the post to leave your Friend Code or Wii U Network ID and get in on the smashing action!

Treyarch Talks Designing Black Ops III And What An Extra Year Does For Call Of Duty

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The Call of Duty franchise is often criticized for its iterative nature. With Black Ops III, Treyarch is hoping to address those complaints through a bevy of new additions to the gameplay. From the MOBA-inspired Specialists to the Titanfall-like movement mechanics, Black Ops III has ambitions to deliver the biggest steps forward the series has seen when it launches on November 6.

During a recent visit to Treyarch, we participated in a roundtable discussion with studio head Mark Lamia, campaign director and executive producer Jason Blundell, and game director Dan Bunting about the new design, mechanics, and features making their way into the latest Call of Duty.

Designing Immersion With New Parameters

Here's What You Missed In The Recent Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

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Here's What You Missed In The Recent Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

A few days ago, Rocksteady and Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, which gave us a long and stoic look at Batman's compatriots: Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman. But if you look closely at the trailer, you might have also picked out a few more juicy details about one of this summer's hottest games. For a quick refresher, here’s another look at the trailer.

Now for the breakdown:

14 Sec – The Gotham skyline is filled with fun Easter eggs to DC Comics. The big building with the W right out front belongs to Bruce Wayne (as does a lot of the city), but see that sign on the right that says Sartorico? That is probably a reference to Batman villain Dr. Alex Sartorius, A.K.A. Doctor Phosphorus, who was given super powers after being irradiated during a nuclear plant’s meltdown. It’s always irradiation. You gotta watch out for that stuff.