Watch Lego Marvel Avengers' New Video Featuring Captain America: Civil War Characters

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Watch Lego Marvel Avengers' New Video Featuring Captain America: Civil War Characters

Warner Bros. Interactive has unveiled a new video featuring the cast of the recently released DLC, Captain America: Civil War Character Pack, for Lego Marvel Avengers.

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The DLC has a plethora of superhero Marvel characters from the anticipated movie of the same name. The free DLC add-on is exclusively available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players.

The Making Of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Is Explored In This Dev Diary

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The Making Of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Is Explored In This Dev Diary

Square Enix has released a second video in their development diary series about Final Fantasy XIV. While the previous video focused on the sound design of the game, this new clip shifts towards the game's expansion Heavensward, with a focus on the making of story and lore in the world of Eorzea.

Writers Kazutoyo Maehiro and Banri Oda discuss the creation of in-depth detail in the game, such as how they tackle different religions, fictional languages, and other areas of lore.

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Reader Discussion: Has Your Experience With The Division Been Positive So Far?

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Reader Discussion: Has Your Experience With The Division Been Positive So Far?

The Division released this past week, and it's already making ground-breaking sales records. However, like many online multiplayer games out there, its launch came with some hurdles.  

Servers went down which had people cursing the Mike error code popping up, and some unlikeable users were blocking entryways and passages, which infuriated players and interrupted their gameplay. Luckily the servers are back up and running without much issue, but what about those griefers? Have you run into any of them?

I haven't had a chance to pick up The Division yet, but I really enjoyed the beta. Did you pick up the game? If so, what are your impressions?

New Features Come To The Steam Controller

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New Features Come To The Steam Controller

Valve has released updates for its Steam beta client, and with it came some newly added features for the Steam Controller. The biggest changes are having multiple control sets that you can configure to change automatically in-game, an on-screen keyboard, and the ability to take screenshots. Some small additions to other Steam features include emoticons appearing in Big Picture mode and slight improvements to SteamVR. The full list of updates can be viewed below or on the Steam announcements page. You can also watch the Steam Controller's announcement trailer here.

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Minecraft And Cities: Skylines Are Helping Design Real-World Cities

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Minecraft And Cities: Skylines Are Helping Design Real-World Cities

An upcoming Swedish documentary titled My Urban Playground looks into how Paradox Interactive, Mojang, and other studios' games are helping design real cities through urban planning.

The documentary explores how civic engineers and video game developers unite to construct and design public areas and entire cities. Stockholm in particular is using Cities: Skylines to conceive a public transportation system for the city.

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Report: J.J. Abrams Confirms Portal And Half-Life Movies Are Still Underway

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Star Wars director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that, yes, the Half-Life and Portal movies announced at DICE 2013 are still happening.

IGN interviewed J.J. Abrams about the recent 10 Cloverlane movie, and the topic of the director's film partnership with Valve was quickly touched upon. "Not yet, but they're in development," he said. "We've got writers, and we're working on both those stories, but nothing that would be an exciting update."

Outside of DICE 2013 and this short interview, there has been very little news about the upcoming films. Meanwhile, Valve has put its focus on its virtual reality headset the HTC Vive, which has pre-orders going for $800 and is expected to ship in April.

Did You Know Gaming Explores The Origins Of Wario

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Did You Know Gaming Explores The Origins Of Wario

Today's new Did You Know Gaming segment is putting the spotlight on Wario and his subsequent games.

The video begins with exploring the earlier Wario Land games, such as Wario Land II. In this game, Wario staggers around uncontrollably after being hit by an enemy penguin's ball throws, which originally were pitchers of beer in the Japanese version. An intoxicated Wario went against Nintendo's censorship regulations, so the unsteady clumsiness seems more random in the Western port. The video covers a wide range of Wario topics, from the beginnings of the mini-game oriented Warioware games, to the weird, misheard lyrics of Ashley's Theme in WarioWare: Touched! The video also touches upon Wario World on GameCube, including when Wario apologizes if you listen to his ear-splitting song for a long while.

If you're a fan of Wario, you should go have a look at our Wario World Replay.   

Reader Discussion: What Sport Would You Want To See In Rocket League?

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Reader Discussion: What Sport Would You Want To See In Rocket League?

We found out earlier last week that Rocket League is planning on introducing a basketball mode, and in the current April issue of our digital and print magazine, we spoofed Rocket League with the silly notion of baseball on boats. Rocket League took 2015 by storm and it continues to be incredibly successful, so it's possible we'll see sequels or spin-offs at some point. I think my top choice will always be the soccer approach because it works so well in this context, but if you could see any sport tackled in Rocket League, what would it be? Do you think the basketball mode loses the Rocket League feel, or do you think it'll catch on like wildfire?

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Hitman Advertising Campaign Takes A Weird Turn With Bloody Bathrooms

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An advertising campaign for the new Hitman game that released last week is turning out to be more shocking than effective.

The advertisements, as found by Twitter user @graceblaise from London, England, feature fake bloodstains in a public women's bathroom. Agent 47 may be known to hide bodies in bathroom stalls, closets, and other nooks and crannies, but this advertisement approach leaves some odd ambiguity that the marketing team may have overlooked. Blaise mentions in another tweet that the adverts are "in the boys bathroom too, so I hear." The photos were taken during the PC Gamer Weekend event at London’s Old Truman Brewery, and as Blaise points out, the ads can be easily, if not comically, misleading.

Hitman is releasing episodically, with Episode 1 out as of yesterday for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Read our review here. Be sure to also check out our walkthrough for acing the final level in Escalation Mode, and our custom-made, playable contract mission.

Pokémon Mods In Stardew Valley Is The Best Of Both Worlds

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Ever wanted to not just catch a Ponyta with your pokéball, but ride one? What about having a Growlithe follow you around like a pet dog? The Harvest Moon-inspired role-playing game Stardew Valley, from developer ConcernedApe, is bringing Pokémon mods to the game and you'll be able to do all of that.

Stardew Valley's online forums are working on creating what they call "Pokédew Valley" which retextures several of the games beings and animals to resemble Pokémon. The mods, for example, replace your cows to Miltanks, cats to Meowths, your sheep to Mareep, and even changes the monsters you encounter to Digglets and Zubats. You can also switch out your farmer's hat for some iconic Pokémon trainer hats, such as Ash's.

These additions are listed as works in progress, so expect more Pokémon to be added to the collection periodically. Stardew Valley released for PC last month, and on our last podcast, Ben Hanson interviewed Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) and we also uncovered that Barone wishes to bring the game to consoles as soon as possible