The PS2 Was Capable Of Streaming Movies Online, But Only In Brazil

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The PS2 Was Capable Of Streaming Movies Online, But Only In Brazil

Did You Know Gaming turns its gaze towards the PlayStation 2 to showcase lost and underused features and the involvement of director David Lynch.

In the video below you will see how the PlayStation 2 was designed with the Earth floating in space in mind, and how Netflix was able to achieve movie streaming on the console before the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Network. You will also learn that in Europe, David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Eraserhead) directed a series of promos for the PlayStation 2, which made nearly no reference to Sony's console.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Releases Tuesday, Don't Forget About Our Coverage Hub

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The reviews are already out in the wild, but Dragon Age: Inquisition won't release until Tuesday, making it the perfect time to revisit our coverage.

Dragon Age: Inquisition appeared on our September cover last year, and with it came a collection of video features, interviews, podcasts, and more detailing how the world and its characters came together.

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Majesco Struggling, "Not Developing Any Significant New Games For Release In Fiscal 2015"

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Majesco Entertainment has been publishing games for nearly 30 years, but a recent SEC filing paints a questionable future for the company.

Gamasutra reports sources within the company have confirmed it is experiencing problems, and a report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 6 showcases a reduction in workforce, as well as the possibility of the sale or merger of the company.

We implemented a reduction of our workforce to reduce our fixed costs. The reduction includes development and game-testing, selling and marketing, and support personnel. We are currently not developing any significant new games for release in fiscal 2015.

Rumor: First Screens From Telltale's Game Of Thrones Appear Online

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A collection of eight screenshots from Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones has appeared online, but Telltale has not confirmed their legitimacy.

The screens were shared by the twitter account @lifelower, which describes itself, "XBLA Watchdog! Exploring for upcoming XBLA & putting them on the release calendar."

The images show familiar Game of Thrones characters in Telltale's art style. You can see more images in the gallery below.

Blizzard Slowly Increasing Realm Capacity For Warlords Of Draenor Expansion

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World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, has been struggling under the weight of its players, as well as a DDoS attack, but things are looking up.

Blizzard offered an update to the issues facing the expansion a few minutes ago on Battle.net, saying it is having good luck as it opens up realm capacity.

Our initial tests to increase realm capacity were successful, so we’ve continued to roll out our testing of increased population caps to additional North American and Oceanic realms. We’re also making steady progress to resolve the issues causing instance, world, and Garrison server crashes in Europe. We’ll provide another update approximately one hour from now.

Reader Discussion – Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Or Majora's Mask?

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This morning's episode of Replay and the resulting discussion prompts me to consider and compare the two games side by side.

Both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask are fantastic and iconic games, but if you only had go with one, which one would it be? I love both games dearly, but I have to give Ocarina of Time the edge. It was such a huge step forward for the franchise and personally instrumental in my adoration for video games in general. When asked what's my favorite video game (a surprisingly common question) I always answer Ocarina of Time.

What about you? If you had to pick one, and only one between the two, which would it be?

Pokémon Trading Card Game And Mario Kart Super Circuit Now Available On Virtual Console

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Perhaps in response to Mario Kart 8's recent DLC launch, and the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo has launched a pair of somewhat timely Virtual Console games.

Available now, you can grab the Game Boy Advance's Mario Kart Super Circuit for Wii U, and the Gamy Boy's Pokémon Trading Card Game for 3DS. The former was made available as a Virtual Console download as part of the 3DS Ambassador Program, but this is the first time that latter has been made available. You can check out trailer for both games below.

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Loot Crate Prices Its Amiibo Delivery Service

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Loot Crate Prices Its Amiibo Delivery Service

Loot Crate has offered some more details (specifically pricing) on its partnership with Nintendo to deliver amiibos to subscribers.

You can find the full breakdown here. There are two options: you can pay $155 to get 10 amiibos, collectible mini-mags, a sticker, a wristband, a cinch bag, and a t-shirt over the course of three weeks, or you can pay $55 a week for three weeks for the same stuff. Loot Crate hasn't detailed exactly which amiibos will be included. The ones pictured above are examples.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is out on November 21, along with the first wave of 12 Amiibo figures. Another set of six figurines will be out before the end of this year.

Developer Who Threatened Gabe Newell Back With Code Avarice Following Resignation

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Developer Who Threatened Gabe Newell Back With Code Avarice Following Resignation

Developer Mike Maulbeck, of Code Avarice, threatened Valve's Gabe Newell which resulted in having the studio's game Paranautical Activity being pulled from Steam. Following the incident, Maulbeck resigned from Code Avarice, but has now rejoined the small studio.

According to a recent post on Code Avarice's website, Maulbeck's decision to leave the studio was not discussed with others, and instead was announced in the form of a blog without consultation. That blog post has since been removed from Code Avarice's website. Maulbeck is now back with the studio.

Mike couldn't commit to his decision to leave Code Avarice. Travis publicly denounced his departure, and in the weeks following his official stepping down Mike had second thoughts. Looking for a new source of income was extremely overwhelming and when it finally came time to put pen to paper, Mike and Travis agreed the best thing to do would be to have Mike return to Code Avarice.

Weekend Warrior 11/14/2014

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While some editors are jumping into new titles like Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed Unity, others are still exploring the worlds of Shadow of Mordor and Destiny. If you are a Mario Kart 8 fan don't forget that the first DLC pack was released yesterday, featuring all new characters like Link from the Legend of Zelda. What are your gaming plans for this weekend?

Matt Kato: Plan to play as much Assassin's Creed Unity as I can. Still into Alien: Isolation, and the two of these should dovetail nicely. I find that I can't play Isolation for long stretches since I simply get too tense doing so.

Jeff M: I’ve set aside Shadow of Mordor for a while in order to tackle Advanced Warfare’s campaign, but I’d like to get back to slaying warchiefs as soon as possible. I also want to start Unity at some point, before I tackle the upcoming holy trinity of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, and GTA V. There aren’t enough hours in the weekend…