New Legend of Zelda Live Action Film Will Recreate The Classic Battle

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New Legend of Zelda Live Action Film Will Recreate The Classic Battle

A new Legend of Zelda Fan film looks to recreate the final battle between Link and Ganon from the Ocarina of Time. Based on what we’ve seen so far from an early teaser trailer, we hope this isn’t the last Zelda film they make.

While rumors still circulate that Netflix is eyeing The Legend of Zelda for an original series, the folks from PlayerPiano are trying to beat them to the punch. Watch the teaser below.

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Is Activision Blizzard One The Best Companies To Work For?

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If you're looking for a job in the video game industry then you might not want to fly past Activision Blizzard's job board. According to Fortune Magazine's list of Best Companies To Work For in 2015, Activision Blizzard has one of the best employee satisfaction ratings in the U.S. This marks the first time that Activision Blizzard has been named to Fortune's list.

Every year, Fortune pulls together information based on employee surveys and a detailed breakdown of a company's hiring practices, benefit programs, and methods of internal communication. According to Fortune's survey, most Activision Blizzard employees talked about the company's friendly atmosphere and felt that they could be themselves.

"We have always considered Activision Blizzard to be one of the greatest places to work," said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. "To be recognized for it by others is gratifying and rewarding, but being acknowledged as a great place to work by our own people means more to me than just about anything. They are the reason we are being recognized today."

A Gold Monster Skin Can Be Yours This Weekend In Evolve

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Previously in Evolve, coming across a gold-skinned monster meant that you were playing against one of the developers at Turtle Rock. Now the studio is giving players the gold monster skin for free.

Play an online match between 11 pm Central on Thursday, March 5 and 11 pm Central Sunday, March 8 and you'll get the skin (which goes on the Goliath, Kraken, or Wraith) just for playing. It will be delivered after the weekend but before March 14.

Turtle Rock says this is the first of future community challenges for rewards and other events, and teases that the next such one will be a St. Patrick's Day Trapper Challenge.

In-Game Guitar Straps Will Not Be In Rock Band 4

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In-Game Guitar Straps Will Not Be In Rock Band 4

As someone who's put countless hours into the Rock Band series, I was excited to learn that Rock Band 4 is indeed in development. I spoke with the game's project manager before the news officially hit to ask a burning question: Now that the series is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, does that mark the end of floaty guitars? The answer might surprise you, unless you read the headline.

So... Will the characters in Rock Band 4 have guitar straps, or will they continue in the series' strapless tradition? "The flagship feature of Rock Band 4: guitar straps!" Daniel Sussman, the aforementioned project manager told me with mock exasperation. "It’s so funny that you bring that up. Do you want guitar straps? Do you care? Does it bother you that they’re not there? It’s so funny how much time we have spent trying to calculate the math and the physics, the relationship between the guitar and the character – the strap is so complicated." 

That challenge is only compounded by the myriad costume elements and guitar shapes. "It’s one of those things that I notice that it’s not there, and yet I cannot justify the expense to bring it back because it’s ridiculous," Sussman added.

Rock Band 4 Is Coming – Here’s What You Need To Know

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Rock Band 4 Is Coming – Here’s What You Need To Know

The Rock Band series went dark in April 2013, when Don McLean’s “American Pie” was released as a farewell track. Fans continued to play the music game at parties and with friends and families, but it looked like we’d seen the last of it. In January 2015, Harmonix released new DLC songs, seemingly out of nowhere. Additional songs, coupled with a recent survey, provided strong hints that something was brewing for the series. Today, Harmonix made it official and announced Rock Band 4 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is coming in 2015.

“There was a period of fairly deep introspection, where we felt like the time was right, but we really wanted to make sure that we had a creative vision that we could rally around, that we felt would be sort of worth doing this again,” project manager Daniel Sussman told me in a pre-announcement interview. “From a creative standpoint, we didn’t just want to port Rock Band 3; that would not be the most interesting thing for us to do, as a bunch of creative developer people, but also just in terms of bringing this thing back. We felt like it needed to innovate in a couple of key ways that would change the conversation around what a music game could be.”

Shadows of Mordor Takes Home Top Prize At 15th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

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Shadows of Mordor Takes Home Top Prize At 15th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

In a year where Game Informer had its most heated game of the year discussions in recent memory, a dark horse candidate surprised the field to take home three awards at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

Ustwo's mobile darling Monument Valley took home three prizes, for best handheld/mobile, best visual art, and the innovation award. The grand prize, however, went to Monolith's Shadow of Mordor.

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Spencer: Holiday Attacks On Xbox Live Were 'A Learning Experience'

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Spencer: Holiday Attacks On Xbox Live Were 'A Learning Experience'

The network outages of Christmas are over, but that doesn't mean gamers don't feel any unease about it happening again. During my chat today with Microsoft head Phil Spencer, I asked what Microsoft is doing to address these concerns.

"Our commitment to Xbox One customers is to make sure our service is robust and reliable," Spencer says. While there wasn't any security threats in the holiday DDoS attacks, Spencer says it's just as important to Microsoft as having a stable service. 

Spencer also shared that he's been having conversations with other companies, like Sony and Nintendo, about this very topic. He says working and learning together can only benefit everyone. "I don't think it's great when PSN goes down," Spencer says. "It doesn't help me. All it does is put the fear and distrust from any gamer that's out there, so I look at all of us together as this is our collective opportunity to share what we can about what we're learning and how things are growing. Those conversations happen, which I think is great."

Phil Spencer Addresses The Master Chief Collection's Rocky Launch And Continuing Woes

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Phil Spencer Addresses The Master Chief Collection's Rocky Launch And Continuing Woes

Microsoft head Phil Spencer detailed Microsoft's vision for the future at the Game Developers Conference this morning. We were able to sit down with him after and ask a few questions. One thing that was on our mind were the many the rough launches we've seen in the past few months. Spencer didn't beat around the bush and immediately addressed the troubles Halo: Maser Chief Collection has experienced.

"Going into the launch our internal processes and testing methodologies had told us that we had a game that was ready to launch," Spencer says. "Then, when it launched, we learned some things we didn't know going into the launch – which is something we need to get better at. You're always going to learn something when you launch; you can't simulate the real-world environment completely inside of any sterile, fixed environment."

Find Out If You Have What It Takes To Work At Naughty Dog

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Find Out If You Have What It Takes To Work At Naughty Dog

Along with the knowledge of how to make video games, working for Naughty Dog also requires a healthy amount of passion and commitment. Basically, you can't act like Nathan Drake is in the picture above.

In a recent video from the studio behind games like The Last of Us, Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, and Crash Bandicoot, Naughty Dog details some of the characteristics it requires of its employees. You can check out the video below to get a bit of an inside look at the studio from the people working inside.

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