Did You Know Gaming Unearths Trivia About Undertale

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Did You Know Gaming Unearths Trivia About Undertale

Did You Know Gaming is an informative video series on YouTube that compiles the history and trivia of certain video game series. In the past, the channel has covered The Last Of UsDragon Quest, and many others; this time DYKG is telling us all about Undertale.

Interesting trivia presented in the video include developer Toby Fox's inspirations when creating the game, like Breath of Fire III and Shin Megami Tensei, and how one of the more popular songs from Undertale's soundtrack, "Megalovania", was originally created for a hacked version of EarthBound. You can watch the video here:

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PSA: Ubisoft Humble Bundle Includes Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Grow Home

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Ubisoft games are once again the focus of the latest Humble Bundle. Paying $1 or more will net you the PC versions of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home, and Rayman Origins. As with all of Humble's bundles, you can control how much of your money goes to the developers and how much goes to charity with the sliders on the website.

If you pay over the average amount of money given (currently $8.52), you get a slew of titles: Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory,  Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Anyone who pays over $16 gets both Assassin's Creed: Rogue and The Crew as well while those who pay $75 get both a copy of The Division (when it's released), a shirt with The Division logo, and a coupon that knocks 66% off of up to three Ubisoft games in the Humble Store.

The bundle ends in a little over two days. You can access it here

Rumor: Alleged Evidence Of Knack Sequel Emerges

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Information has allegedly emerged that a sequel to Knack is, or was at one point, in development. According to NeoGAF poster qualitydisc, an animator named Mindy Liang had the game credited on her LinkedIn resume and provided a screenshot of that credit:

The credit is not currently listed on Liang's LinkedIn page. According to qualitydisc, it was deleted. It's worth noting that the company Liang's profile says she works for, XPEC Entertainment, has contributed to Final Fantasy XV's development. Back in February 2015 XPEC revealed that the company was working on "the latter half of the game design" for the game and that the nature of the work had to be kept confidential.

Due to LinkedIn's locking down of caching, we cannot verify that the profile had the Knack II credit on there. We've reached out to Sony for comment on this and will update accordingly if they get back to us.

Reader Discussion: Do You Play Video Games With Your Significant Other?

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Valentine's Day looms. So let's talk about relationships, specifically, about games and relationships.  

My girlfriend and I used to have a daily ritual where we'd play Spelunky together for an hour or two and try to reach Olmec.It was a good way for both of us to de-stress after a long day and it was pretty awesome the few playthroughs where we actually beat the game (we're talking maybe 20 out of over 8,000 runs). For some reason, that's really the only game we have a strong enough mutual interest in to play and try to master its systems. It's  been really hard to find another one in that vein to fill the same role. 

What about y'all? How many of you play video games with your better half? Which games and why?Tell us in the comments!

PSA: Valentine's Day PlayStation Flash Sale Offers Discounts On Co-Op Games

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PSA: Valentine's Day PlayStation Flash Sale Offers Discounts On Co-Op Games

A Valnetine's Day flash sale has just gone live on PSN. These discounts seem geared toward co-op games.

Discounted titles include Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition ($23.99),  Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls - Ultimate Edition ($23.99), Borderlands 2 ($3.99), Payday 2: Crimewave Edition ($11.99) and more. You can check out all the games on sale here (or through the store app on your PlayStation device)

The sale ends on 2/15 at 11 a.m. PT. If you're looking for something to play with your significant other? Be sure to check out our list of the best couch co-op games you can play.

343 Previews Next Update For Halo 5, Halo-Themed Cars For Rocket League

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343 Industries has updated its Halo 5 blog with details for both a new Valentine's Day playlist and the larger multiplayer update for the game that's coming later called Hammer Storm. Hammer Storm will include "new weapons, new game modes, a brand new map, tons of new REQs, game updates,and other goodness."

The Valentine's playlist hits this weekend and has an amusing description: "Steak is for dinner. Losing team picks up the check." The game type for the playlist is 2v2 Social Slayer with the score to win being 30 kills.

The two new modes hitting the game with the Hammer Storm update are Assault and Grifball. 343 says that Assault is an updated version of "classic Neutral Bomb Assault mode," requiring players to deliver a ball that spawns in the middle of the map to an enemy's goal while Grifball is a rugby-like game that started as a joke in the the Red Vs Blue series and eventually became a staple mode in the later Halo entries. The update also includes the Gravity Hammer, a devastating melee weapon, but no other weapons have been revealed.

Fan Turns Metal Gear Solid V Into Tribute To The A-Team

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Fan Turns Metal Gear Solid V Into Tribute To The A-Team

YouTube user Nick Hawryluk has just made countless Metal Gear Solid fans yearn for a television show that never existed: The D-Dogs. Hawryluk goes as far as to create an amusing little story about how he "found" the footage on a VHS tape in his attic for the the video's description:

Found this VHS in dad's attic, sorry the transfer looks so blurry. Used to watch as a kid. Anyone else remember this show? The D-Dogs is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1984 to 1985, about a fictitious former private army who, after being almost completely wiped out by rival company XOF, return nine years later to work again as soldiers of fortune. After two successful seasons, the show was abruptly cancelled due to showrunner Hideo Kojima's removal from the project.[1] A long-rumored third season was finally confirmed by project staff years later, and can be glimpsed on Youtube in rough form, where much of the story would have been wrapped up.[2] A video game based on the series was released by Konami in September 2015. 

The opening is pretty impressive work, poking fun and paying tribute to both Metal Gear Solid V and The A-Team:

Weekend Warrior – Dead Pools, Witnessed Fires, And One Load Of Dishes

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February has been a good month for gaming with some late-January offerings tiding us over while a steady stream of new releases trickles in. Here’s what we’ve been playing this weekend, and don’t forget to chime in with what you’ve got planned for the weekend in the comments below.

Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) – I’m finally getting around to booting up XCOM 2 and The Witness. I would add Darkest Dungeon to that list, but I’m waiting for the console version to hit, because, well, I’m that guy. For Valentine’s Day, Kelly and I are going to see Deadpool. It was her idea. She’s the best.

Mike Futter (@Futterish) – I just started playing Heroes of the Storm again, and I might be spending more time with that. A lot more time. This weekend, I’ll also be trying to configure a flight stick for Elite Dangerous. Most importantly, I’m going to see Deadpool and then have a steak. Nomz.

Duck Hunt Remade In VR As Light Gun Games Get A Second Chance

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It took a 21-year-old New Jersey Institute of Technology student to put a fine point on one of virtual reality’s potential uses. Joseph Delgado has adapted the Nintendo Entertainment System’s Duck Hunt.

The endeavor required a Razer Hydra motion controller and a 3D-printed mount for its sensor to ensure optimal accuracy. All of  this was part of the Global Game Jam 2016, which took place in late January.

The event was held at a number of physical hub locations in 93 countries, bringing together more than 36,000 creators. Those participating generated nearly 6,800 games, all under a 48-hour time constraint. You can play some of the resulting games, all of which share a common “Ritual” theme, on the Global Gam Jam website.