Gamers Poke Fun At The Order: 1886's Problems With Parody Videos

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Gamers Poke Fun At The Order: 1886's Problems With Parody Videos

Gamer passion has its benefits. The engaged consumer base is in it for the long haul, and even tends to fight battles on social media for the benefit of corporations.

Unfortunately, sometimes that passion manifests as rage. The latest target is Ready At Dawn’s The Order: 1886. Gamers have been in a tizzy over its length, varied critical response, and the very fact that it’s a first-party exclusive. Note that these videos feature strong language.

Some have refocused the controversy in more productive directions, making humorous videos that poke fun without coming across as overly malicious. Here’s an oft-parodied scene from Downfall (Der Untergang). The movie depicts Adolf Hitler’s final days at the close of World War II, and has provided amusing fodder for a variety of subjects.

Our First Look At Jason Momoa As Aquaman Is No Joke

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If your only experience with Aquaman was the Superfriends cartoon of the 1970s and 1980s, you might have the wrong impression of the character. The king of Atlantis can do more than talk to fish, and we’re about to find out that he is not to be trifled with.

Director Zack Snyder shared the first look at Aquaman via Twitter early this morning. Jason Momoa, known for his roles in Stargate: Atlantis and Game of Thrones, looks imposing with the character’s trademark trident.

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Click Your Way Through The Mysterious Shadow Of Skullshadow Island

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Click Your Way Through The Mysterious Shadow Of Skullshadow Island

Clickhole, the Onion's Buzzfeed parody site, has posted a hilarious new text adventure.

Entitled The Mysterious Shadow of Skullshadow Island, the text-based game will give some nostalgic laughs to those who grew up on PC text adventures or Choose-Your-Own Adventure novels. Sample dialogue:

“Good paddling, Brother,” says Brock over his shoulder. Rare praise from the elder Coleman. You relish it. 

"Say Hello To My Leeetle 8-Bit Film Parody!"

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Cineflix has turned the classic Al Pacino gangster film Scarface into an 8-bit beat 'em up.

The clip reimagines the gritty 1983 classic – itself one of the key influences behind Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – as a Double Dragon-style, side-scrolling 2D action game, only with more drugs and machine guns.

[Source: Polygon]

Destiny’s Weekly Heroic Strikes Will Soon Feature Mandatory Matchmaking

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Destiny’s Weekly Heroic Strikes Will Soon Feature Mandatory Matchmaking

Each week, Destiny features a more difficult version of one of the game’s strikes. Why would you subject yourself to that? For one of the most important currencies in the game of course: strange coins.

On Fridays, we post a list of what the wandering merchant Xur has to offer. For most items, he only accepts the coins. 

Things are changing in the weekly heroic strikes when Bungie drops the next patch (still planned for some time in February). Loading one up will kick you into matchmaking, so you’ll have a team of three, even if your friends aren’t online.

Young Destiny Player Gets A Harsh Lesson In Using PS4 Share Play

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Young Destiny Player Gets A Harsh Lesson In Using PS4 Share Play

I have used the PlayStation 4’s Share Play feature exactly once, and it worked perfectly. I was able to let my friend share my screen, and I even passed the controller over.

I would never suggest doing this with someone you don’t know well. I would absolutely never encourage you to hand the controller to someone in a situation where your data is on the line.

This is a lesson that one young gamer learned the hard way.

Epic Announces $5 Million Grant Program For Developers Working With Unreal Engine 4

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Epic Announces $5 Million Grant Program For Developers Working With Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games wants to help you complete your project in Unreal Engine 4. The developer has announced a $5 million grant program that will support studios working in the latest version of the engine.

The company will make awards between $5,000 and $50,000, with funding going to games, animation, or visualizations created with Unreal Engine 4. Most importantly, Epic is offering these funds without any interest in ownership. Students, educators, and those engaging in crowdfunding projects are eligible, along with anyone else working in UE4.

“While development can be fueled by creativity and determination alone, finishing and releasing a commercial project often requires money,” says Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. “We know this firsthand, as Epic’s early projects were built on shoestring budgets funded by such sources as Tim Sweeney’s lawn-mowing earnings, and Mark Rein’s credit card (before they took it away from him!). A small budget can make all the difference in shipping a project with the content, marketing materials, and promotional expenses necessary for it to gain traction.”

Square Enix Removes The World Ends With You From iOS App Store

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Square Enix Removes The World Ends With You From iOS App Store

Square Enix has removed one of its titles from the iOS App Store. The World Ends With You, originally released on Nintendo DS in 2008, received an iOS overhaul that made it compatible with a single screen in 2012.

Unfortunately, the game had significant problems on Apple’s latest mobile operating system (iOS 8). The issues were so widespread that Square Enix decided to remove the game from the storefront while it works on repairs.

“Upon examining the impact of recent iOS updates to the title, we determined that the affected areas were greater than originally assumed,” a representative told us via email. “We were working to address this matter, however, the title has been regrettably pulled from the Store. Square Enix is actively working with all related parties to make available the software update; however at this time, we are unable to communicate a clear and adequate timeline.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to determine a solution.”

Destiny's Xur Won’t Sell It, But You Can Build Your Own Lego Gjallarhorn

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Destiny's Xur Won’t Sell It, But You Can Build Your Own Lego Gjallarhorn

With its oddly placed “J,” many Destiny gamers have a hard time pronouncing the word “Gjallarhorn.” Thankfully, they seem to have no problems firing it, if they’re lucky enough to find one.

The gaudy rocket launcher is arguably the most coveted weapon in Destiny, and for good reason. Not only does it track targets, but when it explodes, smaller missiles emerge and also home in on victims.

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JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Gets U.S. Release Date On Vita

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Death is certain, but for the clan in JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, it comes sooner than you'd expect. With a life span of just two years and the inability to procreate, members of this cursed clan must mate with gods in order to continue their lineage and dungeon crawling ways.

The advantage of mating with a god is that it affects the stats and appearance of your descendant, and with over 100 deities in the game, the choices you make on this front affect your family tree.

Your party of adventurers consists of four members, and there are eight different classes for characters. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines appears on March 3rd as a digital download on the PlayStation Store for $19.99.