Resident Evil Code Veronica Coming To PS4 Next Week

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Resident Evil Code Veronica Coming To PS4 Next Week

Anyone here remember Code Veronica? Strange little game, even by Resident Evil standards. The first Resident Evil not to debut on a Sony platform, Code Veronica followed the Redfields as they once again took on Umbrella, this time on a remote island and Antarctica. It was pretty good!

If you haven't played it yet, Capcom just announced that the game will be hitting PS4 next week:

Resident Evil Code Veronica X is coming to PS2 Classics next week on PS4! Grab it starting May 9 in North America and May 10 in Europe! pic.twitter.com/4sIU9Gbmsk

Korean Politician Stars In Political Play Of The Game Ad

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Korean Politician Stars In Political Play Of The Game Ad

South Korean politician and presidential candidate for the Justice Party Sim Sang-jung wants your vote (if you live in South Korea), and she's not above using memes to get it.

Her latest campaign ad is entirely modeled after Overwatch's "Play of the Game" post-match highlight reel. The ad uses Overwatch's King's Row as a backdro to introduce her, then launches into the Play of the Game itself, which is kind of unfair to all the other players who played in this "match" with her, because it's actually several Plays strung together. All of them are her speaking and, I assume (we don't speak Korean, unfortunately) tearing into other politicians, rendering them silent. The fake interface and elimination notices are an extra-classy touch.

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Reader Discussion – What Game Have You Spent The Most Money On?

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Reader Discussion – What Game Have You Spent The Most Money On?

Blizzard recently broke down the odds of getting rare items in Overwatch's loot boxes (not out of the kindess of their hearts, mind you: there's a legal reason for it). Will companies have to be more transparent with their in-game slot machines in the future? Will companies scale back how exploitative they are know that they may be forced to show these odds? Who knows! I have a better question: what's the most a game has managed to wring your wallet for?

My obvious answer is Dota 2, a game I've spent $700 on over the course of five years. That sounds pretty bad, until you consider I am currently sitting at 3084 hours, which averages to about 27 cents per hour played. That's not bad! Still, I could stand to spend less on all the items Valve adds to the game, especially since I'm running out of equippable slots to place all these doodads in.

What about you? What's the most you've ever spent on a game? Did you buy one of those $250 Destiny 2 special editions? Have you ever been one of those people that buys the $100 option in mobile games? Have you literally never spent a single dollar playing a video game? Sound off in the comments below.

You Can Get A Life-Sized Bust Of Okami's Amaterasu Next Year For $725

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You Can Get A Life-Sized Bust Of Okami's Amaterasu Next Year For $725

If you still hold a torch for Capcom's Zelda-like game (no, not those Capcom Zelda games) Okami, you're in luck. If you also have $725 plus shipping in disposable income lying around, you're extra in luck!

Capcom and First4Figures have teamed up to release a life-sized bust of Okami protagonist and sun god Amaterasu. The bust is gorgeously detailed and includes what I imagine is a life-sized rendering of Issun, the wandering artist who helps Amaterasu on her adventure. The whole bust is 26.5 inches tall and weighs 19.2 kilograms (42.3 pounds).

For an in-depth look at how the statue was made, check out the video below. For images of this impressive, expensive statue, head over the the figure's store page.

You Can Now Buy The Infamous Wisdom Tree Games On Steam

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You Can Now Buy The Infamous Wisdom Tree Games On Steam

In the late '80s and '90s, a company called Wisdom Tree released several games that were famous for three things: Being overtly religious and trying to teach basic stories from the Bible to kids, being blatant copies of other games, and never being licensed by Nintendo on their systems. Some of them fared better than others design-wise, but none of them were truly memorable as great games. 

Despite that, they've gained a bit of a reputation with the retro gaming crowd, and now Publisher Piko Interactive released the games on Steam last week for everyone to judge. The Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection includes four games from the Christian developer: Spiritual Warfare (inspired by Zelda), Bible Adventures (which itself includes Noah's Ark, Baby Moses, and David and Goliath, all fairly average-to-bad Mario clones), Exodus (a Boulder Dash clone), and Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (a Crystal Mines clone). You can grab the whole thing for $8, if you're curious.

This isn't the first time Wisdom Tree has popped up on Steam: Super 3-D Noah's Ark (a hilariously obvious Doom clone) is also available on the service for $5.

Watch For Honor's New Shinobi And Centurion Classes In Action

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Watch For Honor's New Shinobi And Centurion Classes In Action

As part of its plans for For Honor's second season, Ubisoft will be adding two new classes to the medieval fantasy fighting game: The Shinboi and The Centurion.

This week, Ubisoft showed off the pair in tandem trailers. The Shinobi looks like a long-range class (the second for the Samurai faction), wielding a Kusarigama (a short sickle on a chain) to keep opponents pressured from afar, reel them in for a kill, and teleport to confuse their opponents.

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Leaked Images Show Street Fighter V's Newest Character, Ed

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Leaked Images Show Street Fighter V's Newest Character, Ed

After delaying a set of balance changes and third character for its Season 2 DLC plans, and announcing another beta to improve its online infrastructure, Capcom's been busy with Street Fighter V. Though we're still waiting for the new online features and balance update, at least we now know who the new character will be.

NeoGAF user Pungza has dug up images from the official Street Fighter V website (no longer available) showing off the new character, Ed. Considering the background of the images showing The Lair of the Four Kings stage, his attire, and Capcom's own teaser showing off a bit Psycho Power, it looks like Ed will be another Shadaloo agent (as well as another clone body created for M. Bison to use). This shouldn't be much of a surprise to fans of the game, since Ed was mostly seen palling around with Shadaloo member Balrog during Balrog's story mode.

The images don't offer much of a glimpse into his moveset, but his build seems different from how he was shown in the game (he's bulked up between Seasons 1 and 2). For a full look at his outfit, check out the image below.

What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Street Fighter V, And Gears of War 4

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What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Street Fighter V, And Gears of War 4

Every Genre under the sun is having a tournament this weekend, which is a good thing if you like having to toggle among multiple streams at once (am I the only one?). From shooters to fighters to MOBAs to sports, everyone should have something they can sit down and watch instead of going outside (I hear it's nice outside this weekend!).

The League Of Legends Mid-Season Invitational brings together seminal teams from around the world who've proven themselves in their region's qualifiers for a huge event early in the year. This week's match will determine whether SuperMassive Esports or Gigabyte Marines will have the last open spot in the tournament. (Stream / Schedule)

The Dreamhack Tours open tournament is this weekend's marquee Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, and will have eight teams fighting for the $50,000 first-place prize.  (Stream / Schedule) You can also catch the Intel Extreme Masters XII, featuring the world's top talent fighting for a $100,000 first place prize in Sydney, Australia. (Stream / Schedule)

Weekend Warrior – Preying For The Weekend

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Weekend Warrior – Preying For The Weekend

April video game showers bring... well, more video games. This weekend, the GI editors are diving into Arkane's Prey, and while only one of us (Javy) is reviewing it, you can be sure lots of us will have thoughts on it next week, whether it's editorials or podcasts, or videos, or whatever! We're also backlogged to heck, so we'll also be plugging away at releases we still haven't finished up, because have I mentioned there are a lot of games out this year already? Let us know your weekend plans in the comments.

Jeff Cork (@gijeff) – I’ve played Prey for several hours now, and I’m planning to spend more time on Talos I over the next couple of days. Hopefully, I start getting some decent upgrades soon, because I haven’t felt this fragile in a game for a while. I’m digging the atmosphere, but the combat isn’t particularly interesting – at least where I am in the game. Here’s hoping it opens up sooner than later. On the other end of the spectrum, I’ll probably continue to kill millions of demons in Diablo III because it’s the best.

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Outlast II Patch Addresses Difficulty Balance

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Outlast II Patch Addresses Difficulty Balance

Outlast II launched last month to generally favorable reviews, but some critics knocked the game for its oppressive difficulty. Developer Red Barrels took this criticism to heart, and today released a PC patch that rebalances key sections of the game. 

"On Normal difficulty, this will offer players a more appropriately balanced experience while still maintaining higher levels of challenge on Hard and Nightmare difficulties," the update reads. The patch also makes the following changes: