A Gritty, Real Life Version Of Hotline Miami Shooter

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Video games look more and more lifelike each year, but we still haven't seen games that look like this. Here's a fan made video of what a lifelike top down shooter would look like from a drone's eye view. I know that drone's eye would be top down, so that's a little redundant, but I really wanted to work drone's eye into the sentence.

CorridorDigital put together this homage to games like Hotline Miami and Crimsonland. I wouldn’t be surprised if some shooters actually looked like this in the future, so this might be a peak at a PS5 launch title.

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Man At Arms Forges Skyrim's Iron Helmet

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Man At Arms Forges Skyrim's Iron Helmet

We have covered Man At Arms' impressive weapon recreation work in the past, but in his latest videos he has moved from forging deadly weapons to the armor that could save you from them. In this video he forges one of gaming's most iconic headpieces, the Iron Helmet from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The nine minute video covers every detail of the long forging process, then ends with the blacksmith testing the helmet's strength with a variety of weapons.

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Check out Man at Arms' YouTube channel to see more of his amazing recreation work and let him know what you want to see him work on next. 

Report: Use Amiibos To Dress Up Your Miis In Mario Kart 8

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Looking for a reason to kick the tires and take Mario Kart 8 for another spin around the Mushroom Kingdom? Nintendo’s NFC-powered Amiibo figures will allow users to unlock a series of new costumes for the game, essentially letting Link and Samus join the Mario Kart crew.

This cat jumped out of the bag a little early as a briefly published page on Nintendo's site (which has since been taken down and archived by Archive.today) showed that an upcoming update – set for November 13 – will unlock amiibo support for Mario Kart 8. This update will allow users to dress up their Mii racers like: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Samus, and Fox McCloud.

Check out some of the amiibo’s other crazy features in for Super Smash Bros. in this bizarre video from Nintendo.

Destiny Drives Activision Blizzard Earnings Past Estimates

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Destiny Drives Activision Blizzard Earnings Past Estimates

With six franchises driving revenue, Activision Blizzard has surpassed its Q4 earnings estimates.

Driven by Destiny's wildly successful launch, Diablo III, and Hearthstone, Activision Blizzard reported its biggest third quarter in history, with sales rising 78 percent over last year. More than two thirds of that revenue, $1.15 billion, came from digital channels. 

"We've never had as much good content as we've had this year," CEO Bobby Kotick said during the conference call.

Don't Forget About The Kickstarter Project The Flame In The Flood

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Making an independent game is hard. Making an independent game without money is even harder. This is why the ex-BioShock developers at Molasses Flood have turned to Kickstarter to help pay the bills while they develop an exciting new project called The Flame In The Flood.

Molasses Flood has already reached their funding goal of $150,000, but that doesn’t mean the studio is done raising money. A few stretch goals would help the game succeed in new ways. For example, if the team raises over $250,000 they’ll add an endless mode to the game, while $300,000 will allow them to port the title to the PS4.

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Destiny Cracks 9.5 Million Registered Users

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Bungie's new universe has certainly proven its appeal to gamers. According to the Activision Blizzard's quarterly earnings report, Destiny has more than 9.5 million registered users across all of the platforms.  

This is the first report on how Destiny is faring since September, when Activision reported the game had shipped five million copies of the game to retail and garnered $325 million in the first week.

Activision says active players are playing an average of three hours per session, likely in pursuit of legendary and exotic gear. Players get a new dose of content on December 9, when the first expansion, The Dark Below, launches.

Injustice Will Be Free For PS Plus Subscribers Soon

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Injustice Will Be Free For PS Plus Subscribers Soon

NetherRealm Studio’s 2013 fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us, took most of DC’s heavy hitters and threw them into an alternate dimension where they were forced to duke it out. The game was a blast, but it would be a lot better if it were free. Fortunately, PS Plus subscribers can check out the game for the price of a breath of air.

Sony hasn't officially released the lineup of free titles for PS Plus subscribers, but the company did just tweet out an image of Injustice: Gods Among Us, calling it sneak peek. Sounds like a lock to us.

Hey PS Plus subscribers, here's a sneak peek at the free PS4 games for December and January: http://t.co/a0BFhaVxmj pic.twitter.com/g5IR1siTJB

EA Terminates Development Of MOBA Dawngate, Service Ends In 90 Days

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EA is getting out of the MOBA business, at least for now. In May 2013, EA and Waystone announced the initiative. In 90 days, that service will come to a close as development has ceased.

According to Matt Bromberg, group general manager, Dawngate’s beta lasted eighteen months, with six of those open to the general public. “Through that time, we’ve taken a lot of feedback from players and delivered lots of new features and innovations,” he writes. “And although the game has grown, we’re not seeing the progress we’d hoped for. This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed.”

Players will receive a full refund for any money spent on the game. Bromberg says those should be processed within the next 10 business days. Those players who do not have a payment method on file with EA and Waystone will need to initiate the refund process via help.ea.com. 

Skylanders Makes Its Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Debut With Eruptor Float

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Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed yesterday that Pikachu isn’t going to be the only video game character featured in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Never one to be left out, the hot-headed Eruptor will be representing Skylanders at the traditional parade too.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Eruptor is one of the original 32 Skylanders, whose home lies underneath a volcanic island. When the volcano suddenly erupted, Eruptor and his civilization were tossed topside into the whimsical world of Skylands.

The Eruptor float marks the Skylanders' debut in the Macy's parade, and the artists went to great lengths to make him look good for the occasion. To capture this unique molten glow, they decorated his float with over 40 gallons of fluorescent paint and five barrels of glitter.

PlayStation Plus In November Gets Biblical And Tactical

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PlayStation Plus In November Gets Biblical And Tactical

Your time is running out to grab October’s PlayStation Plus games, but don’t fret. You still have until the store refreshes on Tuesday, November 4.

Once that happens, you’ll have a brand new slate of games available as part of your membership. On PlayStation 4, you’ll get The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and Steamworld Dig. PS3 owners can grab Luftrausers and Frozen Synapse Prime.

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