Reader Discussion – Are You Returning To World Of Warcraft?

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Reader Discussion – Are You Returning To World Of Warcraft?

Today saw the release of World of Warcraft: Legion, the sixth full expansion for Blizzard’s wildly popular MMO. While player population has flagged in recent years, it’s clear that the new release is getting some strong buzz. In fact, we just streamed two hours of the new expansion earlier today. Many players are excited about the chance to return to Azeroth, especially now that they can wield some of the greatest artifacts in the game’s fiction.

We want to know were you fall on the WoW-enthusiasm spectrum. Are you so hardcore that you never left in the first place, and you’ve been patiently waiting for this launch? Or is Legion the expansion that is bringing you back after months or years away? Or perhaps you were once an enthusiastic World of Warcraft player, but even the dramatic events and gameplay of this release aren’t enough to pull you back into the fold. Why is that?

Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Humble Sierra Bundle Offers Up Adventure Classics

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Humble Sierra Bundle Offers Up Adventure Classics

New offers from Humble Bundle often provide some of the best deals in gaming, and the Sierra-themed pack is no exception, especially if have a fondness for the classic style of point-and-click adventure games. The Humble Sierra Bundle includes a few other fun gems, but the bulk of the offerings are meant to fulfill adventure gamers’ dreams.

A measly single dollar or more provides access to the Space Quest Collection, Phantasmagoria 1-2, the Police Question Collection, and Shiftlings. Hop up to paying more than the current average expenditure ($9.31 as of this writing) and you acquire Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, TimeShift, Quest for Glory 1-5, and Gabriel Knight 1-3. Hit the $15 mark, and you also get Caesar 3-4, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved, the King’s Quest Collection (including seven of the original classic releases), and Velocity 2X. Finally, a $20 or higher payment includes everything listed above, plus access to the new and still unfolding saga of King’s Quest: The Complete Collection, though it’s worth noting that only chapters 1-3 are currently in public release. 

As always, your Humble Bundle purchase can be split up as you like between money for the developer, money for charity, or a tip for infrastructure and hosting services for Humble Bundle.

PlayStation Now Available On PC In North America With Ni No Kuni In Tow

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PlayStation Now Available On PC In North America With Ni No Kuni In Tow

Sony recently announced that PlayStation Now, the company's streaming service, is heading to PC. Following a rollout in Europe, those of us in North America can take it for a spin.

The news comes along with the reveal of six greatest hits titles from the PS3 era joining the service. They are Mafia II, Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Heavy Rain (with Taxidermist DLC), and Borderlands: Ultimate Edition.

In October, Sony and Konami will be adding Castlevania Harmony of Despair to the service. Other Halloween-themed games will be coming that month.

Nintendo Direct Focused On 3DS Games Coming September 1

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Nintendo Direct Focused On 3DS Games Coming September 1

While the Wii U might have one foot in the grave, the 3DS is still getting attention from developers and gamers. You'll be able to find out what's coming next for Nintendo's handheld in just a few days via Nintendo Direct.

Before you get too excited, Nintendo won't be discussing the NX at all. The wait for that continues, even though the console is supposed to be out in a mere seven months.

You can tune into the Nintendo Direct at 10 a.m. Eastern / 7 a.m. Pacific on Thursday, September 1.

PlayStation 4 Slim Exists, Even If Sony Won't Announce It

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PlayStation 4 Slim Exists, Even If Sony Won't Announce It

Yes, the PlayStation 4 Slim exists. Yes, there is video evidence. No, Sony still won't confirm it's real.

Last week, we covered the emergence of the new hardware. The evidence included pictures and even a video taken by Eurogamer proving the console works (though legal issues forced the site to remove the footage).

Today, Laura Buzz of Let's Play Video Games got her hands on one of the unannounced, disavowed, but clearly real consoles. In a complete unboxing video (here), she shows the console's features, the new controller with a top-facing light bar, and more. There's also a review, though the site is currently being hit with heavy traffic.

Minecraft Gets A New Lava-Dodging Minigame In Free Update

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Minecraft Gets A New Lava-Dodging Minigame In Free Update

Minecraft launched the first of several minigames a few months back with the Hunger Games-style free-for-all Battle. Today, console players can check out a new minigame – a lava-dodging challenge called Tumble.

In Tumble, players start out on platforms that are floating above certain lava death. Armed with shovels and snowballs, it's up to each player to simultaneously undermine the ground beneath their foes while ensuring that they don't end up falling themselves. As you can see in the video below, additional elements such as TNT blocks keep things moving at a frantic pace.

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Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse To Be Delisted On September 2

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Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse To Be Delisted On September 2

Disney fans are no stranger to films going "back into the vault." It looks like gamers are going to need to get used to that, also.

Sega has confirmed to us that Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse will be removed from sale at the end of this week. The publisher says that those that have purchased the game will be able to redownload it without issue.

Castle of Illusion was re-released in 2013 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The original was released in 1990 on the Sega Genesis. Both feature Mickey on a quest through the titular Castle to save Minnie Mouse from the witch Mizrabel.

Gran Turismo Sport Delayed Into 2017

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Gran Turismo Sport Delayed Into 2017

The next installment of the vaunted Gran Turismo series isn't going to be speeding onto PS4 this year. Like its predecessors, this one needs to make a pit stop before release.

Originally planned for release on November 15, Gran Turismo Sport won't be out now until 2017. Sony isn't offering up a new release date, or even a narrow window at this time.

"As we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title," wrote Polyphony founder Kazunori Yamauchi on the PlayStation Blog. "We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date."

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Confirmed, Coming In October

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Confirmed, Coming In October

A product page for the rumored Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience has just appeared on Konami's website. This edition will include both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The edition of the game will also include DLC for both The Phantom Pain and its multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online. You can find a list of all the DLC here.

The Definitive Experience is set to be released on October 11, 2016. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version will cost $49.99. The publisher says it will announce the Steam price at a later date.

A Collection Of Classic Sierra Games Comes To Steam

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A Collection Of Classic Sierra Games Comes To Steam

Back in the 80s and 90s Sierra Entertainment was responsible for releasing some of the most influential games ever made. Now a bundle of them has slipped quietly onto Steam and can be played on modern PCs.

Titles and series included are:

You can find links to all the games in the announcement post here.