Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town GBA Now On Wii U Virtual Console

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Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town GBA Now On Wii U Virtual Console

It's not a very scary game (depending on how you feel about hard labor), but the Game Boy Advance's Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town is now available on Wii U.

Originally released in 2005, the game is a sequel to the 2003 Harvest Moon game, Friends of Mineral Town, which was a remake of sorts of the 1999 PlayStation Harvest Moon, Back to Nature.

We recently took a detailed look back at the Harvest Moon series with producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto. You can find that interview here.

Zero Escape 3 Has An Official Title And A Creepy Piece Of Concept Art

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Zero Escape 3 Has An Official Title And A Creepy Piece Of Concept Art

Aksys games and Spike Chunsoft have an official title for the next entry in the Zero Escape series, a piece of art, and a release window for the game.

Despite being preceded by a game called Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and sequel called Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, the third game in the series will be called Zero Time Dilemma. Aksys announced the game's title on its website and though it dies have a summer 2016 release window for the game, it did not announced a platform. The first two games in the series were handheld-exclusives.

For our review of Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, head here.

Weekend Warrior 10/30/2015

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Weekend Warrior 10/30/2015

Halloween, the greatest holiday in the history of forever, is this Saturday. Many of us will be attending costume parties, watching timeless Halloween flicks (like the one above), and passing ourselves off as children to sneak in some trick or treating. Best of all, it’s the perfect excuse to play a ton of video games while in costume. Tell us what spooky games or activities you've got planned to celebrate All Hallow's Eve in the comments.

Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) - Working on top secret magazine stuff, and I also hope to finish up the first season of The Flash. Arrow season 3 is up next. 

Mike Futter (@Futterish) - This weekend, I hope to knock out another episode of Life is Strange. I’m also playing some of the older Halo games (and I should finish Combat Evolved Anniversary this weekend). I’ve also been using Lego Marvel Superheroes to relax. It’s really quite good and makes me smile. 

Destiny Microtransactions Dominate PSN Paid Add-Ons

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Destiny Microtransactions Dominate PSN Paid Add-Ons

A glance at the PlayStation Store’s current top paid Add-Ons rankings reveal that Destiny’s new Silver system is off to a strong start. To put it another way, that means that silver purchases are among the most popular paid add-ons being downloaded across all games available on Sony’s consoles. The three different tiers of silver purchases are all in the top five for recent sales, as you can see in the picture below.

Players are opting for the mid-tier purchase of 1100 silver ($10), followed up by the more expensive 2300 Silver option ($20). 500 Silver ($5) is the least popular option of the three, coming in at slot five.

It’s also worth noting that the only thing that is selling better than these microtransactions is The Taken King expansion itself. We've reached out to Sony to inquire about the time period these rankings represent. We'll update should we receive a response.

Prison Architect Fans Get Creative With Maps Based On A Star Destroyer, Kings Landing, More

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that gamers are immensely creative. If a game supports a way for players to build out their imaginations, we know we’ll find some amazing things. Thus is the case with Introversion’s Prison Architect.

There are a healthy amount of mods for the game, including those based on Papers, Please, Fallout vaults, Warhammer. We’ve decided to highlight some of the creative map designs (some built with the assistance of available Steam Workshop mods).

If you have a copy of Prison Architect, you can import any of these into your game. We’ve included links so you can nab these. For more on Prison Architect, check out our review.

Blade Is A Cut Above Marvel Heroes' Halloween Goodies

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Marvel’s chief vampire hunter Blade is bringing his prowess to the action-MMORPG, Marvel Heroes. The pseudo-vampire sports a stylish array of abilities tailored for tackling the supernatural this Halloween.

The daywalker’s in-game appearance is inspired by his design from the covers of his 2006 comic series, drawn by Marko Djurdjevic. Old school fans can also wear Blade’s original, funk-tastic attire from his debut in Tomb of Dracula #10, released in 1973. 

Blade wields his trademark double-edged sword, as well as several firearms including hand and shotguns, and other projectiles. Witness how the vampire slayer mows down enemies with flair in the gameplay trailer below. 

First November PlayStation Plus Games Announced, More Coming

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First November PlayStation Plus Games Announced, More Coming

Sony has revealed the first two of six PlayStation Plus games for November. We’re still waiting on the full lineup, but this will give you a taste of what’s coming for PlayStation 4.

Those playing on Sony’s current-gen console can look forward to The Walking Dead: Season Two and Magicka 2. We’ll update as soon as we know what’s coming to PS3 and Vita.

October’s games rotate out on Tuesday, November 3. You can read up here for the full rundown.

Would You Like A Pokémon With That? McDonald's Offering Hoopa Next Month

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Would You Like A Pokémon With That? McDonald's Offering Hoopa Next Month

The Pokémon Company and McDonald's are teaming up next month in a promotion that features the mythical Pokémon Hoopa, trading cards, and Happy Meal Toys.

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Happy Meal will be available from November 27 through December 23. Eight Pokémon figures will be available, including Pikachu, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Lugia, Rayquaza, Mega Latios, Wobbuffet, and Hoopa. There will also be a dozen trading cards for the game.

The big get for players of Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, and Y, is the ability to catch Hoopa in their games by going to a participating location and connecting to the Nintendo Zone. Take a look at Hoopa in action (and its other form) in the trailer below.

Civilization Revolution 2 Plus Coming To Vita In December

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Last generation’s Civilization Revolution introduced the long-running series to console gamers in an extremely accessible way. Its sequel, however, only debuted on smart devices when it was released last year.

On December 3, 2K and Firaxis are expanding it to another platform. Civilization Revolution 2 Plus will arrive on Vita with new leaders and scenarios.

The additions bring a number of Japanese elements into the game from throughout the country’s history. Leaders include Oda Nobunaga, Heihachiro Togo, and Himiko. Civ Rev 2 Plus also introduces Yamato class warships used during World War II.

EA Expects To Ship 13 Million Copies Of Star Wars Battlefront By March 31

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EA Expects To Ship 13 Million Copies Of Star Wars Battlefront By March 31

On its second quarter earnings call yesterday, EA set high expectations for investors and analysts. The company said it expects to sell 13 million copies of Star Wars Battlefront by the close of its fiscal year.

“The open beta for Star Wars Battlefront was exceptionally well received by players,” said EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen. “Consequently, we're raising our unit forecast for sell-in during fiscal year 2016 to approximately 13 million units.”

This was later clarified to reinforce that this number reflects anticipated sell-in to retail through the end of the company’s fiscal year on March 31, 2016. When questioned, chief operating Peter Moore explained why EA is so confident about hitting this target.