Square Enix Unveiling New Game Via Three-Day ‘Interactive Reveal’ Starting Today

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Square Enix announced on Friday that it will be kicking off a three-day game reveal on Twitch today. Not much information has been provided, other than the title is under development at a Western studio.

No specific time for the reveal has been announced, but we’ll be keeping an eye on the company’s Twitch channel. Notable in the image above is the logo in the lower left. 

“Project CKP” doesn’t ring any bells, but a cursory search online provides a couple of possible results. There’s a banking company called “CKP Project Services Limited” found via LinkedIn, a Campus Kitchens Project at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and something called The Community Knowledge Project that appears to be based in southern California.

Lucas Comparison Video Shows The Newly Announced Smash Bros. Character Then And Now

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Earlier in the week, we shared with you Master0fHyrule’s Mewtwo comparison. The video put the Pokémon’s Melee moves up against the latest video showing how it will fight in the Wii U and 3DS versions.

Now, the Smash sensei is back with another comparison. This time out, we get to see Lucas as he appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl alongside his introduction video on Wii U.

Take a PeaK at the footage:

Reader Discussion: Are You Still Achievement And Trophy Hunting?

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One of the most impactful innovations of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 generation was the introduction of achievements and trophies. The digital bragging material gave us reason to play games differently (and longer) than we might otherwise, but has the luster faded?

After a decade of chasing achievements on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC platforms, are you still as enthusiastic as you once were? Are you still working to rack up platinum trophies, or have you given up the hunt?

If so, do you only care about your own list, or do you compare with other players? If you only go after some types trophies and achievements, which ones grab your interest? 

Green Lantern Teaming Up With Star Trek In Comic Mini-Series This July

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Two disparate science-fiction universes (which now seem like an obvious mash-up in retrospect) are crossing over this July.

Neither franchise has been hugely successful in the world of video games, though there have been a few interesting Star Trek games, and the recent Lego Batman was very Green-Lantern focused.

The series, titled Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War, is planned as a six-part mini-series. It is being written by Mike Johnson with art by Angel Hernandez. Details about the crossover's story are slim, but this is what we know:

The Essentials – Super Metroid

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Welcome to another installment of The Essentials, our weekly feature that showcases the best games our interactive medium has to offer. These games have set a high bar, and might be considered "required reading" for any video game fan. We've already looked at a slew of memorable titles such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, BioShock, Doom, Final Fantasy VII, and more

This weekend, we're looking at one of Nintendo's most beloved, and underutilized series: Super Metroid.

Release Year: 1994Publisher: NintendoDeveloper: Nintendo & Intelligent Systems
Released For: SNES, Wii (VC), Wii U (VC)

Vita Legal Settlement Offers Live, Terms Have Changed Since 2014 Announcement

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Late last year, Sony and the Federal Trade Commission announced a tentative settlement related to Vita advertisements. The offers for affected consumers are now live, and they aren’t quite what we were told to expect.

The settlement is related to advertisements regarding PlayStation 3 and Vita cross-play. The FTC deemed them to be deceptive, and while Sony neither accepts nor denies fault as a result of this settlement, you can see for yourself that the claims made in the ad simply aren’t true.

The original announcement in November indicated two options for those able to make a claim. Customers were told they’d be able to choose between $25 cash and $50 PlayStation Store credit.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer Shares Hopes For Banjo-Kazooie In Super Smash Bros.

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Nintendo recently opened the door to fans to suggest Super Smash Bros. guest characters which excited everyone, including Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer.

Responding to a tweet directed at Spencer by twitter user @PedroDarkinson, Spencer said he thinks, "it would be cool" is Banjo showed up as DLC for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS.

@PedroDarkinson I think it would be cool if Banjo was in the next SSB DLC. We've worked with Nintendo on Rare IP before, no issues.

Capcom Seeking Beta Testers For Ghostbusters Mobile Game

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Capcom has a mobile Ghostbusters game in the works and it is currently seeking beta testers.

If you head over to Capcom's Unity website, you can take a survey in order to sign yourself up for the mysterious beta. The questions of the survey don't reveal or even hint at what the game is, how it will play, or if it is based on the original Ghostbusters film franchise, or the upcoming reboot. Instead, it just seeks details like gender, age, and gaming habits.

2009 saw the release of a major Ghostbusters video games that reunited the original cast, but it was developed by Terminal Reality and published by Atari (read our review here, watch us play the Wii version in a recent episode of Replay here). 2013 and 2014 saw the release of mobile Ghostbuster games from Beeline Interactive and a pinball game from Farsight Studios respectively. It's unclear if what Capcom has in store is affiliated with those games in any way.

Hyperkin April Fool's Day Game Boy Emulator Device May Become A Real Thing

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Hyperkin, the makers of the Retron, a device which plays SNES and NES cartridges among others, posted a fake Game Boy emulator device that uses the iPhone as an April Fool's joke, but now it appears it may become a real thing.

On March 31, Hyperkin posted the images you see here on its Facebook page alongside the following description:

Meet the Smart Boy, an upcoming Game Boy-compatible device for the iPhone 6 Plus (with more compatible smartphones to follow). This concept art shows that it will attach to the iPhone 6 Plus, turning the phone into a handheld gaming device compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges.

Reader Discussion: Are You Still Excited About Amiibo?

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Over the course of the last few days, many Amiibo collectors have soured on Nintendo's toys. How do you feel about them?

We already shared some reactions to the whole debacle here. Pre-orders for retailer-exclusives Ness, Jigglypuff, and Greninja disappeared as soon as they went online. It was so frustrating that Kimberly Wallace, one of our most outspoken in-office amiibo fans, has decided to renounce the collection practice.

Also for those concerned, after yesterday's fiasco, I gave up Amiibos. I love Fire Emblem and Earthbound, but don't need that stress.