World Video Game Hall Of Fame 2017 Finalists Include Pokémon, Halo, Wii Sports, And More

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World Video Game Hall Of Fame 2017 Finalists Include Pokémon, Halo, Wii Sports, And More

The Strong Museum of Play's World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced its 2017 finalists. The pool of 12 features several classics and fan favorites ranging from JRPGs to two of the most influential fighters of all time. To date, only 12 games have been inducted across the Hall of Fame's two inaugural classes.

The finalists for this year are listed below:

So far, the World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted 12 games: Doom, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The Oregon Trail, Pac-Man, Pong, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and World of Warcraft. For more on the establishment of the World Video Game Hall of Fame, head here.

Spider-Man Bungles Power, Responsibility Balance In New Homecoming Trailer

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Spider-Man Bungles Power, Responsibility Balance In New Homecoming Trailer

Sony and Marvel Studios have released the second trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it shows what happens when Peter Parker doesn't take Tony Stark's advice to keep a low profile seriously.

Unlike the first trailer, which focused on Parker coming to terms with his new role, this new trailer shows what happens when he's stripped of his fancy new suit. Spoiler: It doesn't stop him from fighting Michael Keaton's villainous Vulture or other assorted goons.

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Where's Our MLB The Show 17 Review?

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Where's Our MLB The Show 17 Review?

MLB The Show 17 is out today for PlayStation 4, but the game isn't quite ready for the grueling 162-game season. Launch day servers are currently down, and many of the game's popular modes cannot be played until they come online. We won't release our review until we can test the online modes and public servers. I also need to spend more time into Road to the Show to see how the documentary style story telling pans out.

I've vested over 20 hours on the diamond over the last few days, and can confidently say there's a lot to love about this year's game. Retro mode is ridiculously fun, offering a high level of intensity in the batter-versus-pitcher duel, and a quick pace that makes the innings fly by. Dancing around in the batter's box or sliding back and forth on the mound may not be realistic, but trying to read your opponent brings a surprising amount of strategy, such as trying to fool the batter into backing off of the plate so you can paint the corner for a strikeout. Outside of the enjoyable nostalgic play on the field, don't expect to get much depth out of Retro mode, which is effectively another exhibition mode, consisting of just head-to-head battles. Just to clarify, it cannot be played as a season or franchise.

First Story DLC And New Demo For Mafia III Available Today

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First Story DLC And New Demo For Mafia III Available Today

2K announced today that a free demo for Mafia III is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The demo features the entire first act of the game.

The game’s first story-based DLC, Faster, Baby! Is now available as well. Faster, Baby! follows protagonist Lincoln Clay as he takes on Sinclair Parish’ corrupt sheriff “Slim”Beaumont.

Faster, Baby! is the first of three story-based DLC for Mafia III. The other two, Stones Unturned and Signs Of the Time, are expected to launch this Summer.

Reader Discussion – Are You Enjoying Mass Effect Andromeda?

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Reader Discussion – Are You Enjoying Mass Effect Andromeda?

Mass Effect Andromeda is here and is easily one of the biggest games of the year. We’ve played it, we all have opinions about it, which you can hear on our upcoming Game Club or read about in Joe Juba’s review.

But let’s not talk about us. Let’s talk about you, reader. How are you enjoying the game? Does it meet your expectations? Are you making memories flying through the galaxy in The Tempest? Or has this sci-fi sequel left you feeling cold?

Let us know in the comments below!

The Zelda Team’s Favorite Things In Breath Of The Wild

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The Zelda Team’s Favorite Things In Breath Of The Wild

Earlier this month, we got a significant behind-the-scenes look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Today Nintendo released a new making-of bonus session, but you may learn more about the people making the game than the game itself.

The core of the video below involves the developers talking about their favorite elements of the game, like characters, foods, shrines, and more. They also deliver individual messages about what they hope players will notice and appreciate in Breath of the Wild.

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Metal Gear Solid's Shadow Moses Recreated In Lego Worlds

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Metal Gear Solid's Shadow Moses Recreated In Lego Worlds

YouTube channel Bearly Regal tapped into its inner La-Li-Lu-Lego in a recent video showing off Metal Gear Solid's classic Shadow Moses Base built entirely in Lego Worlds. It's an admirably detailed recreation of one of the most recognizable locations from the PS1 era, complete with the iconic helicopter and a facsimile of Solid Snake in Lego form wielding a tranquilizer gun. You can check it out down below.

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Lego Worlds may have just released, but if passion projects like this are any indication of the possibilities for the game, it should have a long creative future ahead of it. You can check out more Bearly Regal recreations here, which include Star Wars in Halo 5, and The Simpsons in Minecraft. 

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Is Free On Steam Today

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Is Free On Steam Today

If you've been enjoying For Honor, you may want to check out this melee-focused combat title from 2012. If you act now, you can do so at no cost.

Until 10:00 AM Pacific Time on March 28, you can add Chivalry to your Steam library for free, and then it's yours even once the deadline passes. Chivalry is a standalone title, though it started as a Half-Life 2 mod called Age of Chivalry. It has a community of dedicated fans, and focuses on online melee battles with a variety of medieval weapons.

If you want to wade into this particular war, you won't find a better (or more economical) time.

VR Horror Title Wilson's Heart Coming To Oculus Rift Next Month

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VR Horror Title Wilson's Heart Coming To Oculus Rift Next Month

When he wakes up in a 1940s hospital to find that his heart has been removed from his body, Robert Wilson knows something has gone horribly wrong.

Coming to the Oculus Rift on April 25, Wilson's Heart draws on monster movies and horror elements for its psychological story. As shown in the teaser trailer below, players use the Oculus Touch controllers to explore the black-and-white hospital by solving puzzles, fighting through enemies, or interacting with the world around them.

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Final Fantasy XV's Chapter 13 Update Is Out Today

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Final Fantasy XV's Chapter 13 Update Is Out Today

Not long after the release of Final Fantasy XV, director Hajime Tabata responded to fan feedback by announcing plans to revamp some story content – specifically chapter 13. Now that update is live, and players can experience the story changes and pacing tweaks for themselves.

The alterations (dubbed Chapter 13, Verse 2) include the ability to take Gladio and Ignis through Zegnautus Keep, modifications to Noctis' ring magic, and some story scenes that apparently provide more details on the fate of Ravus and Iedolas.

Changes beyond chapter 13, like the ability to tread previously inaccessible ground on chocobos, are also part of this update. See the full trailer here: