Here’s What You Can Earn Starting Tomorrow In Destiny’s Second Iron Banner

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Here’s What You Can Earn Starting Tomorrow In Destiny’s Second Iron Banner

Lord Saladin is making preparations for his return to Destiny’s Tower, and he’s bringing with him some new goodies. Bungie has announced that the event will begin tomorrow, November 18.

When the event kicks off, you’ll be able to earn up to Rank 5 in the Iron Banner (up from Rank 3 last time out). As we previously covered, your armor and weapons will have a more important role in determining your lethality and survivability.

Bungie has also detailed what you can acquire at each rank. Here’s the rundown:

A Giant Robot Voiced By Mass Effect’s Mark Meer Takes On YouTube’s Finest

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A Giant Robot Voiced By Mass Effect’s Mark Meer Takes On YouTube’s Finest

Sneaky Zebra, the filmmaking duo of Gary Scullion and Nick Acott, has teamed up with fellow YouTube channels, the Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick, and one angry robot for its latest video. The automaton featured was created by the Stan Winston School & Legacy Effects for Youtube Geek Week and subsequently blown up in action movie fashion.

You’ll likely recognize a familiar voice coming from the menacing mechanoid. That’s Mark Meer, who you might know better as the voice of the male Commander Shepard in Mass Effect (and star of previous Sneaky Zebra videos).

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Goat Simulator MMO Even Has ‘Elves And Dwarves Like In That Movie’

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Goat Simulator MMO Even Has ‘Elves And Dwarves Like In That Movie’

Hey, remember last year when Coffee Stain studios released a glitchy, buggy, hilarious little novelty game called Goat Simulator? I didn’t either, but I must have purchased it, because it was the only game in my “WTF” Steam folder.

Apparently, the antics of goats with sticky tongues (oh yeah, I did play that game!) weren’t enough for Coffee Stain. Now they are taking Goat Simulator where no goat has gone before: to the land of MMOs.

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Test Chamber – Gliding A Grappling Up A Mountain In Far Cry 4

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Test Chamber – Gliding A Grappling Up A Mountain In Far Cry 4

With Far Cry 3, Ubisoft hit on a beautiful formula for an open world first person shooter. Tomorrow the sequel releases, but if you can't wait until then to get a glimpse of Ajay Ghale's adventures through the fictional country of Kyrat then you should check out our playthrough of the first hour of the game.

Watch as Game Informer's Ben Reeves, Wade Wojcik, and Matthew Stolpe explore the game's opening missions, and then head here to read and watch up on all your Far Cry 4 news before the game launches.

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Final Fantasy VII Entirely Recreated In LittleBigPlanet

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Final Fantasy VII Entirely Recreated In LittleBigPlanet

RPG fans have been clamoring for a remake of Final Fantasy VII for years, but Square Enix says if we're ever going to get one it won't be for awhile. Thankfully, dedicated LittleBigPlanet fan Jamie Colliver has recreated the game in its entirety, just in time for tomorrow's release of LittleBigPlanet 3.

Colliver (BRRPPPPPPPPPPPPP on PSN) has been working on his cute, plush recreation for the past two years. The entire storyline is told across 31 individual LBP levels, including sidequests, a battle system, and the world map. Colliver has included each and every character, enemy type, and boss in the game. You can even use Limit Breaks and materia to assist you on your adventure. 

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Here’s The Full Track List For Grand Theft Auto V On Xbox One And PS4

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Here’s The Full Track List For Grand Theft Auto V On Xbox One And PS4

With Grand Theft Auto V making its new-gen debut tomorrow, we’ve had a lot of questions about the new music. Thankfully, Rockstar was kind enough to share with us the full track list, including the new additions on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Without further ado, here are the tunes you’ll fill your ears with starting tomorrow at midnight. We saved you the trouble of counting, too. There are 161 new tracks across 13 radio stations.

The Lowdown 91.1New Songs

Inside Square Enix's Long-Term Play For The Future Of Gaming

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We've all heard the refrain that "cloud-based gaming is the future". Services like OnLive and PlayStation Now and cloud technology like Microsoft built into the Xbox One are each taking a stab at harnessing "the power of the cloud". Years ago Square Enix investigated the cloud-gaming strategies for other companies and discovered that they would be in the best position for the future if they built their own infrastructure and service. They created a new subsidiary called Shinra Technologies, you can click here to learn more about why they decided to name the company after an evil corporation from Final Fantasy VII. While visiting Avalanche Studios for our Just Cause 3 cover story, we stepped into the sparse conference room that is the temporary office space for Shinra Technologies and spoke with senior vice president of business Jacob Navok about Sqaure's ambitious plans for the future of cloud gaming.

Watch the video below to learn more about what separates Square Enix's vision of cloud gaming from their competition and what it means for indie and larger developers. You can also jump to 11:42 in the video to hear Navok talk about Shinra's partnership with Avalanche Studios and what it could mean for the future of multiplayer in Just Cause 3.

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Fantasy Flight To Merge With European Board Game Giant Asmodee

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Fantasy Flight Games has announced its merger into the Asmodee Group, a major European publisher and distributor responsible for Ticket to Ride, 7 Wonders, and more. Fantasy Flight will remain independent as part of the conglomerate, and will likely retain all of its licensing relationships.

The Minnesota-based Fantasy Flight publishes games based on the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Warhammer, and Game of Thrones licenses. It’s also been behind titles based on Gears of War, Civilization, The Witcher, and will release an XCOM board game this quarter. 

Fantasy Flight CEO Christian Peterson cites the ability to grow its international presence as part of the motivation for the deal. ““By joining forces with Asmodee, we’ll be able to continue that growth, expand our international marketing capabilities, and create additional career opportunities for our terrific staff,” he writes. Most importantly, we can do this while staying true to our vision of creating great products for the global hobby games market.”

Nintendo Fully Explains Hyrule Warriors Amiibo Support

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Nintendo Fully Explains Hyrule Warriors Amiibo Support

We’ve known that you’ll be able to tap that Amiibo in Hyrule Warriors, but the details have been a little fuzzy. Thankfully, Nintendo has cleared things up in an update on the Amiibo website.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, tapping the Link Amiibo on the Gamepad unlocks the Spinner weapon for use. Zelda also has a special function, unlocking a weapon rated three or more stars once per day.

Every other Amiibo can get you rupees or crafting material, but you might also get a weapon. Unfortunately, it will only be rated at a maximum of three stars. You can tap each Amiibo once per day.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Invokes Louie Armstrong For Eerie Launch Trailer

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Louie Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” is one of the cheeriest, most hopeful songs ever written. Well, it was before this Dragon Age: Inquisition launch trailer.

The world of Dragon Age: Inquisition is massive and open, appearing to poke at the same parts of the brain that made so many fall in love with Skyrim. Thedas has never been the happiest of places (at least when we’ve visited), but if the trailer is any indication, the situation has become quite dire.

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