Bandai Namco Selects “My Dark Souls Story” Contest Winners

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Bandai Namco Selects “My Dark Souls Story” Contest Winners

Back in December, Bandai Namco opened up submissions for its “My Dark Souls Story” contest. Fans submitted videos retelling the cryptic story of Dark Souls 1 and 2, and the winners have been announced.

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The first place grand prize of $10,000 went to Steve Dixon, who encapsulated Dark Souls lore with a comedic twist. Dixon portrayed discrepancies in the Souls storyline by having a fictional historian and archaeologist present different interpretations of “historical” events. Dixon set himself apart from other top-entries by shooting original footage that parodied standard History Channel shows.

Artists Allegedly Use Kinect To Scan Bust of Nefertiti, Release Data For Free Online

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Artists Allegedly Use Kinect To Scan Bust of Nefertiti, Release Data For Free Online

Last October, a pair of German artists covertly scanned the bust of Queen Nefertiti in Berlin's Neues Museum and released the collected dataset online, causing a wave of controversy in the art world over the idea of ownership. The device allegedly used to scan the priceless piece of art? An Xbox 360 Kinect.  

Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles, the two artists responsible for scanning the priceless bust, feel its rightful home is in Cairo. Using the data collected, they recreated the work and used a 3D printer to make a copy now known as The Other Nefertiti, which currently resides in the American University of Cairo. 

The video below shows Al-Badri discreetly carrying the Kinect sensor behind a scarf. The scanning was done without the Neues Museum’s permission, which closely guards the bust and refuses to share its own scan data of the prized piece of art.

Hearthstone’s Next Expansion Is Whispers Of The Old Gods

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Get ready to party with the likes of C’Thun, Y’Shaarj, and Yogg-Saron in late April or early May, as the next 134 card expansion comes to Blizzard’s digital collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

There will naturally be a new themed arena to play in, and special new mechanics that interact with the gods – like crazy followers that will raise your Old God’s power, even when the God is "sleeping" in your deck! Like other expansions and rollouts, there’s an incentive to come back and check it out – you’ll get a C’thun and a Beckoner of Evil for cracking your first Old Gods pack, and you’ll also get three packs free if you log in during a promotional period (likely a little before or when the expansion goes live).

We can also see just in the few preview cards already available, some of the cards in this set are "corrupted" takes on popular favorites from other sets (Or in the Doomsayer's case, he's really excited that he was right - the end IS coming!)

Daybreak Cancels EverQuest Next

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Daybreak Cancels EverQuest Next

Daybreak, the MMO company that broke off from Sony in ???, has announced that a major project has been canceled. EverQuest Next has been canceled.

When it was announced, Daybreak (then Sony Online Entertainment) laid out enormous vision for the game. Players would build in a sandbox-like environment now called Landmark, and some of those creations would be used for the full game.

“For those familiar with the internals of game development, you know that cancellations are a reality we must face from time to time,” writes Daybreak president Russell Shanks. “Inherent to the creative process are dreaming big, pushing hard and being brutally honest with where you land. In the case of EverQuest Next, we accomplished incredible feats that astonished industry insiders. Unfortunately, as we put together the pieces, we found that it wasn’t fun. We know you have high standards when it comes to Norrath and we do too. In final review, we had to face the fact that EverQuest Next would not meet the expectations we – and all of you – have for the worlds of Norrath.”

Ten Dollars Gets You Five Square Enix Games In Easter Surprise Box

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Square Enix is offering up another one of its surprise boxes. The premise is simple. You kick in a small amount of money, rolling the dice on a number of games to be revealed after the campaign closes.

This time out, the box will cost you $10. In return, you’ll get five Steam games worth $80.

The pre-order period is open now and will run through March 20. On the March 21, the games will be revealed and the codes delivered.

Diablo II (Yes, II) Gets A New Update

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Blizzard continues to work on Diablo III, adding new areas, loot, and silliness to the action-RPG. That doesn't mean the studio has forgotten what came before, as evidenced by a surprise update for an old favorite.

Diablo II has a new patch, bringing the game up to version 1.14a – nearly five years after the last update. This update doesn't add a whole lot, but it's important for one big reason: It's designed to make the game easier to play on contemporary hardware. If you're playing on Mac, it includes a new installer for OSX.

Additionally, Blizzard says it's working to detect and eliminate cheats and hacks for the game – important stuff, since there's a good chance the game will be seeing an influx of players again.

Watch Conan O’Brien Get His Butt Kicked In EA Sports UFC 2

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Watch Conan O’Brien Get His Butt Kicked In EA Sports UFC 2

Conan O’Brien’s latest Clueless Gamer segment steps into the Octagon for EA Sports UFC 2. He was joined by UFC Featherweight Champion and cover star Conor McGregor to show him the ropes.

Luckily for Conan, he didn’t actually go toe-to-toe with McGregor. As you can see in the video below, it didn’t end well for the lanky host.

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Halo Composer Marty O’Donnell Kickstarting Musical Prequel To PlayStation VR’s Golem

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Halo Composer Marty O’Donnell Kickstarting Musical Prequel To PlayStation VR’s Golem

When it was announced at PlayStation Experience in December 2015, Highwire Games’ Golem captured our imagination. The trailer for the PlayStation VR title is layered with mystery and wonder, as players will control a Golem via in-game virtual reality (you can see that concept in the introduction trailer below).

There is much to learn about Golem’s world, and Highwire Games is teaming up with former Halo composer Marty O’Donnell to help lay the groundwork. The duo have launched a Kickstarter for a musical prequel that explores the themes players will explore in the game.

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Rhapsody Streaming Music App Comes To Wii U With Touchscreen Implementation

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Rhapsody Streaming Music App Comes To Wii U With Touchscreen Implementation

Wii U owners can now stream music from their Rhapsody accounts thanks to the release of the new Rhapsody app available in the eShop. Rhapsody currently boasts a streaming catalog of "millions" of songs.

The app comes to the Wii U with special touch controls thanks to the GamePad. Using the touchscreen of the Wii U's primary controller, users can browse through the large song library of Rhapsody and access customized song lists that they've created using other apps on smartphones, tablets, or on Rhapsody's online service.

Those who don't already have a Rhapsody or Napster account can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Following the 30-day trial period, the service costs $9.99 a month.