Final Fantasy XIV's First Expansion Heavensward Coming In Spring 2015

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Final Fantasy XIV's First Expansion Heavensward Coming In Spring 2015

Announced during Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival this weekend, Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion, is coming spring next year.

Square Enix announced the expansion with a tweet reading, "Announcing FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward! The 1st expansion for FFXIV set to release in Spring 2015! #Heavensward."

The expansion takes place in a very cold climate, but other than that no additional details have been offered yet. You can find a trailer for the the oppressively icy expansion below.

343 Industries Releasing Halo 2 Remake Documentary

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343 Industries Releasing Halo 2 Remake Documentary

343 Industries released a teaser today announcing a documentary chronicling the making of process behind Halo 2's upcoming remake.

You can check out the video below which recalls the hype surrounding the original release of Halo 2, and how 343 Industries decided to remake Halo 2 because they thought it would be fun.

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Replay – Contra: Hard Corps

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Contra is one of the most beloved series in all of 8- and 16-bit gaming, but it's usually associated with Nintendo consoles. However, one unsung Sega Genesis entry in the series, Contra: Hard Corps, is just as fun and even more over-the-top than its Nintendo brethren. Cyborg werewolves with sunglasses, tiny friendly robots, and the dramatic destruction of an entire city await.

Join Kyle Hilliard, Andrew Reiner, Tim Turi, and Wade Wojcik as they dive into the insanity of Hard Corps, complete with flying robot torsos and a hitched ride aboard a speeding plane. Also, stay tuned for the return of one of Replay's goofier second segments coupled with a beloved Nintendo platformer.

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Mega Man Hits The Street In 3D Chalk Art

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Mega Man might not have a new game coming out anytime soon, but that doesn't mean the Blue Bomber is resting on his laurels – he's actually resting on the pavement. Check out this timelapse video of an artist drawing Mega Man on the ground. Hopefully this inspires Capcom to make a new game. Actually, a Mega Man game in the style of street art could be pretty cool.

Chalk artist Chris Carlson put together this cool image of Mega Man getting a big head.

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Diggin' In The Carts Explores Japanese Video Game Music History

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Long before RPGs took off in the states, they were a phenomenon in Japan. But the RPG genre wouldn't have been nearly has iconic without the music that made those games so memorable. Red Bull Music talked to some of the best Japanese video game composers from the 8- and 16-bit era in their Diggin' in the Carts documentary mini-series.

Nobuo Uematsu talks about his history with the video game industry in this documentary series from Red Bull Music.

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Next Gen Grand Theft Auto V Expands FlyLo FM Station

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Next Gen Grand Theft Auto V Expands FlyLo FM Station

Last year's Grand Theft Auto V featured a radio station called FlyLo FM, hosted by artist Flying Lotus. This year, for the release of the PS4 and Xbox One versions, Flying Lotus returned to the studio to add at least 30 minutes of new content to the game.

The new version of Grand Theft Auto V will feature over 30 minutes of new music, some of which is exclusive to the game. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Krayzie Bone teamed up with Flying Lotus for one new song, and Doom added another new track. During a Twitch livestream yesterday, Flying Lotus talked about his contributions to the game.

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V release on November 18, while the PC version hits on January 27. In total, the new version of the game features more that 100 new songs across all stations. Check out our review of the original game here.

Weekend Warrior 10/17/2014

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Weekend Warrior 10/17/2014

As the week comes to a close it sounds like plenty of the editors still plan on spending their weekends hacking and slashing their way through Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, or trying to survive the harsh world of The Evil Within. Also don't forget that Payday 2 is free on Steam this weekend, so get some friends together and rob some (virtual) banks!

Ben Hanson: I'm very excited to play games this weekend. I hope to wrap up Shadow of Mordor and continue to play Bayonetta 2. Outside of that, I'd love to get a co-op team together and tackle Payday 2 since it is free this weekend on Steam. I've always wanted to try it and this seems like the perfect way to convince friends to join me on this adventure. Have a good weekend!

Tim Turi : This weekend I’ll be diving back into Mordor to clean up the second half of the game. I’ve been having a blast carefully completing every side mission and hunting down every collectable. I’d also love to get back into Diablo III, which I recently started playing locally with a friend and we’re having a blast. Alien: Isolation is also begging to be explored, so that’s not far down my list.

A Checklist Of Skylanders: Trap Team Figures

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A Checklist Of Skylanders: Trap Team Figures

Fall is here, the leaves are turning, and the air has a chill in it. That can mean one thing: everything now has a pumpkin spice flavor. OK, fine. It also means that a new Skylanders game is out and I’m running down the list of characters available now and coming later in the season for Skylanders: Trap Team.

As you might recall from our review, there are three different types of characters this year (and you may already have some of the “new” ones thanks to an older Frito-Lay promotion). In addition to the large Trap Masters and new and returning core characters, the Skylanders Sidekicks are now fully playable. Of course, all your existing core, giant, swap force, and lightcore characters work in Trap Team. You can also use the items you've collected from adventure and battle packs.

This are sold in two-packs representing each in-game element (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Magic, Tech, Life, and Undead). If you have some of them from their promotional releases, you’re ready to play.