Watch Us Play Seven Hours Of Mad Max And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Watch Us Play Seven Hours Of Mad Max And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

We live streamed seven hours of video games on Tuesday covering this week's big releases – Mad Max and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The archive is now online for viewing.

We started our stream with some Mad Max with Jeff Cork and I playing through the game's first three hours. You can click here to jump right to the star of the stream.

After spending plenty of time in the open-world wasteland with our pal Chumbucket, we switched over to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. You can skip to the three hour and 29 minute mark below, or click here  to skip to the journey of Venom Snake with Joe Juba and Ben Reeves.

October Cover Revealed – Dark Souls III

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The Dark Souls series has had a fascinating rise in popularity over the years, spurred on from the success of Demon’s Souls and other dark fantasy From Software titles that came before it. Players hungry for a challenge, elaborate environments, and some of the most interesting characters and enemies in all of gaming have everything to be excited about as director Hidetaka Miyazaki returns to the Dark Souls series for this upcoming third installment.

In the October issue of Game Informer, we pick From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki’s brain regarding everything from game design to the culinary arts. We also look into how Bloodborne has influenced Dark Souls III, and discuss which aspects of the Souls games are making it into the third game – and which are being removed. We’ve got new details on the magic system and more info on the features that make up the core of Dark Souls III.

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NetherRealm’s Ed Boon Teases Mortal Kombat X DLC Character Reveals For Tomorrow

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NetherRealm’s Ed Boon Teases Mortal Kombat X DLC Character Reveals For Tomorrow

Surprising no one, it seems that WB Games and NetherRealm are planning to deliver another four DLC characters for Mortal Kombat X. It also appears we won’t need to wait long to find out who they are.

Taking to Twitter in typical Ed Boon fashion, the creative mind behind the Mortal Kombat series is not-so-subtly teasing the reveal. The first set of four characters is settled and done, with Tanya, Tremor, Jason Voorhees, and the Predator comprising the first season pass.

NetherRealm doubled up on DLC for Injustice: Gods Among Us, upping the DLC count from four with Mortal Kombat on last-gen consoles to eight. We’re not sure who to expect, but the character on the left looks like he might be a ninja. Perhaps Smoke or Rain are joining the roster.

Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Shows Metal Gear Solid V's Apparently Cut "Episode 51"

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If you've finished Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain already, odds are that you have a couple questions about the resolution of a particular plot thread. It turns out that Kojima Productions has answers for you...but those answers didn't make it into the final version of the game.

Included in the Collector's Edition of the game (which also comes with a weird hand) is a Blu-Ray disc with behind-the-scenes features. One of those features is a look at "Episode 51," a mission that apparently takes place after all of the other events in the game. I won't go into details here since they involve late-game spoilers for The Phantom Pain, but if you're interested, you can watch the (spoiler-filled) video from YouTube user Inzaa to see the 18-minute sequence.

Considering that the feature includes voice work from characters like Big Boss and Miller, along with partly finished cutscenes, this content was likely initially intended to be part of the core Phantom Pain experience, but it obviously did not make the final cut. 

Destiny King’s Fall Raid Coming September 18

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Destiny King’s Fall Raid Coming September 18

After today’s Court of Oryx-focused livestream, Bungie offered a quick look at one of the biggest secrets still left undetailed after the last several weeks of coverage. The team showed off a teaser video with a brief glimpse of King’s Fall, and also announced  a release date of September 18 for the new raid.

That date should give the most hardcore of players three days to power-up and prepare before diving into The Taken King’s biggest challenge, after the September 15th launch of the rest of the new content. As for what is on offer, the teaser’s narration makes it clear that confronting Oryx in the story missions is only the beginning, and that King’s Fall will see players descending into an as-yet unseen part of the massive Hive Dreadnaught.

Our TakePlayers will have to really hustle if they want to be among the first to confront King's Fall. Having played much of The Taken King content for our recent cover story, I know that there's a lot of story missions, leveling, and gear acquisition needed to feel fully powered in the new Destiny adventure. My guess is that the earliest players are going to find a big challenge when they enter King's Fall for the first time.

Jimmy Kimmel Comically Fires Again At Gamers Levying Death Threats

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For the past few days, Jimmy Kimmel has been poking at the gaming community, and gamers have been jabbing back. It started with Kimmel ridiculing the idea of watching Let’s Play videos and escalated to show a disconnect with eSports’ popularity.

Now, Kimmel is simply having fun at the expense of angry gamers levying threats. Some of these are creative, but others are just downright vicious. 

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Machinima Under Fire From FTC For Failing To Disclose Paid Endorsements

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Machinima Under Fire From FTC For Failing To Disclose Paid Endorsements

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against video content creator network Machinima over failure to disclose endorsements. The company accepted money from Microsoft to help promote the Xbox One hardware launch and related titles prior to public launch. Machinima is accused of inducing YouTube video creators to portray the goods in a positive light without disclosing the non-neutral stance.

The FTC says that Machinima told creators that the videos must reflect positively on Microsoft. The Xbox publisher had the right to request videos be taken down if they weren’t satisfactory and owned the content as work-for-hire (as opposed to the YouTube personalities retaining control).

In short, these were paid advertisements with Microsoft the client and the five Machinima-partnered YouTubers as the advertising firm. One content creator, Tom Cassell of TheSyndicateProject, received $30,000 for two videos. Another, Adam Dahlberg of SkyVSGaming was paid $15,000 for his two submissions.

Undead Labs Shutting Down Moonrise With A Fan-Friendly Blowout

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Undead Labs Shutting Down Moonrise With A Fan-Friendly Blowout

The studio behind the cult zombie-survival favorite State of Decay clearly has a thing for reanimated corpses, as its name, Undead Labs, hints. That doesn't mean that the developers there are only interested in things that moan "Brains." The studio has been working on a free-to-play monster-collection game called Moonrise, too. Unfortunately for its player base, the game isn't going to be making it past Early Access. Undead Labs isn't just letting it wither and die, however – Moonrise is going out with a bang.

Company founder Jeff Strain broke the news on Undead Labs' site. The reasons for axing the project before it's made commercially available make sense: In its pre-release state, most players tended to download it, play for a few days, and then move on. Considering the title's free-to-play model, keeping a large pool of players engaged is critically important for keeping the lights on. Strain does, however, acknowledge that the game has attracted a small group of dedicated players, and the company is doing some cool stuff for them before the game's servers shut down at midnight on Dec. 31.

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 6 On The Way For 3DS

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Ace Attorney 6 was announced recently for 3DS, and it will be making its way to North America.

Details on the game are slim, but it will be directed by Takeshi Yamazaki, who has worked on the series extensively, but is not Phoenix Wright's originator. That title belongs to Shu Takumi. The game will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show later this year, and Capcom is hinting it will have a faster pace than previous entries in the series.

The last Ace Attorney game, Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken, released in Japan in July. It takes place near the end of the 19th century, features Sherlock Holmes, and has not been confirmed for release in North America.

Sony Outlines New Features In Upcoming PS4 Update

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Sony has been hard at work on the next big PS4 software update, and is pulling back the curtain on what improvements owners can expect to see.

In a post on PlayStation.Blog, Sony lists a number of improvements that beta testers can start checking out today. For starters, PS Plus members will see their online storage increased from 1GB to 10GB, along with a meter to determine your available storage. PS4 users will also be able to livestream their games to YouTube, and upload video clips Twitter (albeit with a 10-second duration limit)

Sony is also including several other social-oriented features, including Events (which clue you into game-specific activities like double XP weekends and official livestreams), Favorite Groups (allowing you to group your friends together for matchmaking purposes), and Communities (which feature message boards, shared media, and the ability to join parties and games).