Final Fantasy XIII Characters Show Up In Chinese Car Commercial

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Final Fantasy XIII Characters Show Up In Chinese Car Commercial

We’re not entirely sure what to make of this new Nissan commercial, which is apparently something that can be seen by actual potential Chinese car buyers. In a video that makes one’s head hurt if you think about it too hard, a girl dons a VR headset while sitting in the passenger seat, and sees Final Fantasy XIII’s Snow has suddenly overtaken her male driver. Snow proceeds to take the car (and accompanying passenger) through a Hot Wheels-esque rollercoaster of a virtual ride. And when they’re done, they change seats, he puts on the headset, and this time it’s Lightning behind the wheel. 

Feel free to create your own backstory to what is going on here, and check out the full commercial below. 

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Report: The Sims 4 Headed To Xbox One

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Report: The Sims 4 Headed To Xbox One

A listing on the Microsoft store page that recently posted seems to say that The Sims 4 is on its way to Xbox One, and that players won’t have long to wait to check it out. The page also lists a release date of November 16, 2017. The game’s full name is listed as The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition.

The listing also includes pre-order bonus info, explaining that a pre-order on the Microsoft store will get you a “Perfect Patio Stuff” set, which we can presume should make your Sims have a much nicer yard experience. 

We reached out to EA for comment on the listing, and they responded to let us know that there is no official statement at this time.

Special Stages Coming To Sonic Mania

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Special Stages Coming To Sonic Mania

At the Sonic Mania panel during San Diego Comic-Con, Sega revealed that Special Stages are making a return.

In Sonic games, Special Stages are hidden levels where the objective is to obtain one of the six Chaos Emeralds. Traditionally, collecting all of them unlocks the true ending of the game.

You can listen to the background music of one of the Special Stages here.

Bungie Shows More Of Destiny 2’s Open Destinations

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Bungie Shows More Of Destiny 2’s Open Destinations

Destiny 2’s beta did a good job of showing the potential for story missions, strikes, and competitive play, but many fans have been wondering about the game destinations themselves – how much more open and flexible are they as gameplay spaces? IGN spent some time exploring the planetoid of Nessus, and talking with Bungie about the new lost sectors, advnentures, and public events. Check out IGN's full video below for a closer look at what Bungie has planned. 

If you didn’t have the time to check out Destiny 2’s open beta this past week, you can also check out our video tour. Bungie recently revealed that the beta has been extended through Tuesday evening at 6pm Pacific.

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Madden & Microsoft Team Up For Xbox One S Bundle

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Madden & Microsoft Team Up For Xbox One S Bundle

Electronic Arts and Madden are getting together for a Madden NFL 18 Xbox One S bundle on Madden launch day (August 25) for $279.

The console is the 500GB version, and it comes with the standard version of the game, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass, a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial pass, and a 20-percent discount on NFLshop.com.

The $279 price puts it in line with similar bundles for the console.

Reader Discussion – What Game Has The Best Ending Ever?

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Reader Discussion – What Game Has The Best Ending Ever?

As a writer, I know endings are difficult to put together. As a gamer, I don't always feel satisfied with how games wrap up their plots, and when I come across an especially satisfying conclusion, it sticks with me. The Last of Us was one of those games: It tied together its narrative threads neatly, and was filled with fitting dramatic emotion. 

Some video games excel not just at storytelling, but in particular excel at creating endings that are near perfect. It's a rare occurrence, but when it happens, it's incredibly memorable. What game do you think has a great ending? Or in contrast, which game do you think has the worst?

Let us know in the comments!

Did You Know Gaming Takes A Look At The History And Design Of The Game Boy Advance

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Did You Know Gaming Takes A Look At The History And Design Of The Game Boy Advance

YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming, best known for its insightful videos about gaming trivia, recently released a new video that looks specifically at the Game Boy Advance's design and creation. Some interesting tidbits include how it was originally supposed to have cellphone connectivity and how Nintendo strived for backwards compatibility despite hurdles.

Announced in 1999 and originally codenamed Project Atlantis, the Game Boy Advance launched in 2001. Originally, Nintendo ambitiously wanted it to be like a handheld Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and early dev kits show a SNES controller attached to circuit boards. The team also experimented with cellphone connectivity, which they hoped would allow users to play multiplayer games, enter chatrooms, and read emails on the system.

These ideas didn't come to fruition, but other innovations did. The team faced issues when wanting to incorporate backwards compatibility to the system, and research and engineering general manager Satoru Okada finally found a solution.

Westworld's Season Two Gets Its First Trailer At Comic-Con

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Westworld's Season Two Gets Its First Trailer At Comic-Con

Westworld, a drama about a Wild West theme park filled with A.I. where guests fulfill their dreams, was a big hit when it debuted late last year on HBO. At Comic-Con, we got a glimpse of what to expect for the next season with a new trailer.

The teaser shows that an android uprising is far from over, with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) riding a horse while shooting a shotgun ferociously. Robots are continuing to seek truth and take matters into their own hands. Polygon reports that the cast and crew are only "a single week into shooting on the new season."

View the trailer below.

Star Trek: Discovery's Gripping New Trailer Shows Crew At War With Klingons

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Star Trek: Discovery's Gripping New Trailer Shows Crew At War With Klingons

CBS' Star Trek: Discovery is nearly here, and the newest trailer shown off at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is one of the best trailers to hit yet for the upcoming TV series. It gives us a better look at the new and diverse crew, where Starfleet Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is in the midst of a conflict with the Klingon Empire.

The show also stars Chris Obi who plays Klingon captain T'Kuvma, as well as Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, and Doug Jones. You can watch the trailer for yourself below.

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Release Date, First Trailer For Ready Player One Film Revealed

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Release Date, First Trailer For Ready Player One Film Revealed

This year's San Diego Comic-Con has given us our first look at Ready Player One, the upcoming film based on Ernest Cline's book of the same name.

The trailer covers most of the beats we're familiar with: a secret-filled world of virtual reality, Tron-like motorcycles, Back To The Future's DeLorean, Or Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Kreuger, and more 80s nerdy references.

The film will hit theaters on March 30, 2018. You can watch the full trailer below.