Bethesda Welcomes Us Home As Fallout 4 Is Officially (And Finally) Confirmed

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Bethesda Welcomes Us Home As Fallout 4 Is Officially (And Finally) Confirmed

The Fallout 4 website is live, just an hour and a half in advance of the "Please Stand By" countdown timer's expected expiration. The game will be fully revealed at E3 at Bethesda's press conference on Sunday, June 14.

There will be a cinematic trailer coming this morning, as evidenced by the site. We expect that will be live at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Fallout 4 is slated for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Images of the box art were also posted on the Fallout 4 website before it was taken down.

Capcom Announces New Mega Man Animated Show For 2017

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Capcom Announces New Mega Man Animated Show For 2017

Capcom and Man of Action Entertainment announced today that Mega Man is heading back to the world of animation.

This isn't the first time Mega Man has been animated outside of his video games. In the mid-90s, there were two 13 episode seasons of a Mega Man cartoon show, which is what you see pictured above. Man of Action Entertainment created the animated shows Ben 10 and Generator Rex as well as a few shows based on Marvel properties.

The new Mega Man cartoon will premiere in 2017 and will likely compete, ironically, with the animated Mighty No. 9 TV show.

Reader Discussion: How Have Video Games Shaped Your Life?

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We're all video game fans for different reasons. Let's hear what brought you into the hobby, discussing the larger impact video games have had on you.

Today my colleague, Brian Shea, wrote a very personal piece about how video games have shaped his life. It got me to thinking about how we all come to love things for different reasons. I thought it would be cool to share what brought us all into the hobby, some of our favorite video game memories, and the larger impact video games have had on our lives. I have more than I count, from playing Secret of Mana with my grandpa to besting Maniac Mansion with my brothers. More so, without games, I wouldn't have the amazing opportunity that I do to write about them. I always feel very fortunate for that. 

So, how have video games shaped your life? Has it been as simple as just having a fun outlet, or have they brought you closer together with people? I feel like this post will have many different responses, and that's what's wonderful about it.

Rumor: More Evidence Of Upcoming 'The Taken King' Destiny Expansion Surfaces

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Rumor: More Evidence Of Upcoming 'The Taken King' Destiny Expansion Surfaces

In early May, Bungie registered a trademark for something called "The Taken King." At the time, we posited that it could be something related to Destiny, or might be related to another Activision game (based on previous trickery).

An photograph has surfaced that seems to indicate that this is, indeed, the name of an upcoming Destiny expansion. The photo below is an image of a case of Red Bull. It bears The Taken King logo in the color (oxblood) specified in the trademark filing.

Additionally, another image has appeared online showing another angle of the box. As you can see below, it references Red Bull-sponsored pro gamer Michael "Flamesword" Chaves and includes his likeness.

Disney Playmation Is An Avengers-Powered Toys-To-Life Game For More Active Play

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Disney Playmation Is An Avengers-Powered Toys-To-Life Game For More Active Play

Disney Infinity is entering its third year this fall, as the Star Wars galaxy is set to join the fun. Today, Disney announced that Infinity won't be the only toys-to-life game the company will release in 2015.

Disney Playmation isn't a video game, at least not in the traditional sense. Players put on one of the smart toys (the starter kit comes with an Iron Man repulsor glove), and a combination of the wearable, motion sensors, and bluetooth connectivity.

You don't need an internet connection, and the toys function outside. The Avengers set comes with a number of missions for one or two players, issued by Avengers AI JARVIS. Future sets will tie in with Star Wars in 2016 and Frozen in 2017.

Natsume Sows Harvest Moon: Seeds Of Memory On Wii U, PC, Smartphone This Year

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Natsume has announced its next Harvest Moon title will be going back to the series' roots. The company says the upcoming Seeds of Memories is inspired by the original entry in the series on Super Nintendo.

The new title, which will be out this winter, will task players with bringing a decrepit farm back to life. The Seeds of Memory appellation refers to collectibles in the game that are earned by making friends with villagers and accomplishing tasks in the game.

You'll be able to raise livestock, care for pets (including the new bobcat), and get married to one of ten suitors. Natsume is planning to release the game on Wii U, PC, iOS, and Android.

Steam Is Now Offering Refunds On Games For Any Reason

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Steam Is Now Offering Refunds On Games For Any Reason

Valve has instituted a major change to Steam's refund policy today, setting new guidelines for when it will reimburse dissatisfied players. Now, if you have owned a game for fewer than 14 days and played less than two hours, you are eligible for a full refund.

It seems like Valve has thought of nearly every possible scenario, detailing a variety of situations on its new refund page. If you've purchased DLC, you have 14 days to get a refund, provided you've played less than two hours since the purchase. In-game purchases for Valve games (like Team Fortress 2) have a 48-hour window and, of course, you can't have consumed, modified, or given it to someone.

If you've pre-purchased a game in advance of its release, you can request a refund at any point. After its release, you are subject to the fourteen-day/two-hour window. 

Reader Discussion: What Do You Want To See In The Fallout 4 Reveal?

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Reader Discussion: What Do You Want To See In The Fallout 4 Reveal?

Earlier today, Bethesda set the internet on fire with a tease that is overtly labeled as being tied to Fallout. Based on our reader's responses to recent polls, we know you're excited for a return to the Wasteland.

We're curious what you want to see in a new Fallout game. Are there places you want to go?

Do you want to encounter characters from the past, or would you prefer to start fresh? Is there anything you want Bethesda to abandon or fix from past entries? 

Demos For Both Metro Redux Titles Available, Include One-Third Of Each Game

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Demos For Both Metro Redux Titles Available, Include One-Third Of Each Game

Demos are typically short snippets of games, meant to give you as full an experience in as short a time as possible. They are delicately balanced so that you want more, but get enough. Deep Silver is taking a different approach.

The publisher announced today that demos for Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux are available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. You might be wondering why you would bother with demos 9 months after the titles hit those platforms.

These aren't your average demos. Each includes about one-third of the full game (eight chapters for Metro 2033 Redux and nine for Last Light). Should players decide to purchase at any point, they can continue playing the full version with the save data.

Destiny's Latest Patch Increases Treasure Key Drop Rate And Fixes Inventory Problem

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Destiny's Latest Patch Increases Treasure Key Drop Rate And Fixes Inventory Problem

Destiny is currently offline for a bit, as Bungie rolls out a patch that fixes a number of little problems with House of Wolves. It also increases the drop rate for treasure keys, which should make your Prison of Elders farming runs far more fruitful.

In addition, the first bounty you complete each week nets you a guaranteed key. You'll also get more of them from ether chests.

The patch also tweaks some issues with bounties, Trials of Osiris emblems not going to the Postmaster properly, and a fusion rifle fix that now properly reflects rebalancing. For those with ammo consumables flooding the inventory, those stacks are now 100 high, so you should be able to free up some space.