Darksiders Creator Teases New Game Announcement With New Studio

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Darksiders Creator Teases New Game Announcement With New Studio

Joe Madureira, the creator and director of the Darksiders games, formed Airship Syndicate following the collapse of THQ and Vigil Games. He and his new team is preparing to announce something.

Looks like there's a storm coming... @AirshipSyn #teaser #DyingToTellYou pic.twitter.com/obE33E7Bd2

Madureira tweeted out the image you see above writing, "Looks like there's a storm coming," alongside hashtags like #DyingToTellYou. He followed up that tweet saying that some kind of announcement will be happening in the next few days. Those tweets were on Friday, February 20.

Konami SNES Shoot-em-up Axelay Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

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Konami SNES Shoot-em-up Axelay Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

Released in 1992, Axelay never quite achieve the same status as Konami's other scrolling shooter Gradius.

It didn't venture too far from the standard scrolling shooter, but did perform some interesting graphical tricks early in the Super Nintendo's lifespan.

The game is available now on the Wii U Virtual Console for $7.99.

Reader Discussion: Which 2014 Picture Of The Year Nominated Film Would Make A Good Video Game?

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Reader Discussion: Which 2014 Picture Of The Year Nominated Film Would Make A Good Video Game?

The Oscars are tomorrow, and there are eight films up for picture of the year. Which one would make a good video game?

Here are the choices:

Some options are more obvious than others, like The Imitation Game as a puzzle game, or Whiplash as a story-driven rhythm game. Maybe The Grand Budapest Hotel could be a hotel simulator. Most of the other games would be narrative-focused Telltale-esque games with difficult decisions forcing player choice. What are your thoughts?

Nintendo Offers Its Own Custom Academy Awards Ahead Of Tomorrow's Oscars

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We'll have to wait until tomorrow to learn what the Academy thinks are the best films and performances of last year, but Nintendo has shared some of it own bizarre awards today. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie was still snubbed.

Here's the list of Nintendo's awards below. Curiously absent (other than The Lego Movie)? The Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993. Technically, it released more than 20 years ago, but I watched it in the last year so I feel like it technically counts.

You can also check out pictures of the "awards" in the gallery below.

Iron Galaxy Showcases Aganos For Killer Instinct, Teases Zombie Geisha Fighter

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Iron Galaxy has delivered a new trailer for Killer Instinct's next fighter, Aganos, and teased another.

Aganos is a stone golem who apparently has a bone to pick woth Kan-Ra. The trailer shows he's a tank who can withstand lots of attacks and summon walls behind characters to make it easier to combo on them. Aganos will be available February 27 for Ultra Edition owners and March 5 for season two Combo Breaker Edition owners.

After showcasing Aganos, the trailer cuts to a stormy coast where a zombie of a Japanese Geisha who looks like she belongs in The Grudge shuffles across the rocky sand. You can check out the trailer below.

Watching Super Smash Bros. Characters Clap In Silence Is Surprisingly Entertaining

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You know that clapping animation that Super Smash Bros. characters perform when they lose? Imagine if you could hear every bitter sound effect.

I realize it's a pitch that does little to get you excited, but it's nearly impossible to look away. The video is nearly six minutes long featuring every Super Smash Bros. character clapping in a silent, slightly echo-y room, and watched the whole thing.

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Some Quick And Dirty Facts About The Order: 1886

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Some Quick And Dirty Facts About The Order: 1886

Did you know that Ready at Dawn originally wanted to set The Order: 1886 around historical events that took place in ancient Jerusalem, but the Assassin's Creed series beat them to the punch? Or that many of the guns featured in the game are actually based on existing concepts from the Victorian era? You would if you stopped wasting our time and watched his video.

A lot of people are complaining about The Order: 1886's play time, but that may or may not be as big of a deal as some people want to make of it. Watch this Fast Fact video from the gang at Lore In a Minute, then watch our test chamber on the game for a look at what it's all about, and then just go play the game and make up your own mind about it already.

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Reader Discussion: Do You Go To Gaming Conventions?

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MAGfest, PAX, Quakecon, TGS, Blizzcon, Gen Con, and even Dragon Con. There is no shortage of gaming conventions, and they seem to never stop growing. Of course, that means that people must be going to them. Are you one of them? What's your favorite? And which one will you be going to next?

Twitch just announced their own convention later this year, but they're not the only company that does conventions. Have you been to any recently?

Since I started working for Game Informer, I've been lucky enough to get to go to shows such as Comic Con, E3, TGS, and Gamescom, and a host of other smaller shows. I definitely love going to Japan, but I have to say that Comic Con might still be my favorite show. However, I also really enjoy PAX, and I'd love to go to PAX East at some point. What about you? Are there any gaming-related conventions that you have on your bucket list? If you go to conventions regularly, what's been your favorite?

Weekend Warrior 02/20/2015

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This week the always entertaining Jeff Cork continues worrying about the destructive influence of his children, and seems unsure of the value of his current consoles; meanwhile, Ben Hanson has given up on playing Grim Fandango the right way, and a handful of people are picking up The Order, Dying Light, and Evolve.

Mike Futter (@futterish): With any luck, Reiner and I will continue our domination of the undead in Dying Light. I'm also planning more time with Darkest Dungeon and hopefully joining colleagues for some Evolve. 

Ben Hanson (@yozetty): This weekend my goal is to start and finish The Order: 1886. Have you heard anything about that game this week? Outside of that, I'm hell-bent on playing Evolve with a group of friends/co-workers. That game is at its best when you have five people that rotate between playing the monster, unfortunately you can't do that in anything but a custom match which I believe rules out any sort of progression. It should still be worth it. Other than those two new games on my PS4, I'll be continuing my trek through Grim Fandango. I'm in Year 3 and have fully given up any semblance of hope of solving any puzzles without a guide. Have a good weekend!