GIFabulous: Show Us Your Best September Game Animated GIF

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GIFabulous: Show Us Your Best September Game Animated GIF

For now, we’re going to put aside the most important debate raging on the Internet and welcome anyone and everyone to the party. That’s right, it doesn’t matter if you pronounce “gif” with a hard “g” or a soft one for this exercise. We welcome you all.

September saw a number of fantastic releases, with Destiny, Roundabout, Wasteland 2, Hyrule Warriors, Shadow of Mordor, and more arriving at retail. We want you to pick your favorite September release and make us an animated GIF of a particularly memorable moment.

Did you drop the entire enemy team with a super in a crucible match in Destiny? Did your pull off a last-second win in Forza Horizon? Maybe you found an amusing glitch that you want to share.

Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Terra Battle Comes To Mobile Devices October 9

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Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Terra Battle Comes To Mobile Devices October 9

During PAX in late August, we had a chance to sit down with Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi to check out his upcoming mobile game. Terra Battle is a new take on mobile RPGs, with a grid-based strategy system that will have your fingers dancing across the glass.

In order to do damage, you’ll need to flank enemy monsters. Thankfully, you can nudge your party members as you’re moving around and line up characters to include their attacks. 

It’s a unique systems that is perfectly suited for touch devices. You’ll be able to check it out for yourself on October 9, when the game comes to iOS and Android devices. It’s free-to-play, so you can give it a try without committing to it long-term.

Disney Torpedoes Tiny Death Star Without Alerting Developer Nimblebit In Advance

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Disney Torpedoes Tiny Death Star Without Alerting Developer Nimblebit In Advance

Disney has removed two Star Wars titles from the Apple and Google storefronts after both were in service for less than a year. Both Tiny Death Star (a partnership with Nimblebit) and Star Wars Assault Team are no longer available.

Tiny Death Star was introduced in November 2013 (eleven months ago) and Star Wars Assault team launched at the end of March 2014 (just over six months ago). Disney confirmed to Game Informer that both titles have been removed in order to focus on priority titles like the Clash of Clans-like Star Wars Commander.

Developer Nimblebit, who partnered with Disney on Tiny Death Star has indicated that it was unaware of the move prior to the game disappearing from storefronts. A Disney representative could not confirm whether Nimblebit had been contacted prior to the game’s removal. However, Marsh tells us bluntly that he and his team were not made aware.

Amanda Ripley Dies Four More Terrible Deaths In Final Batch Of Alien: Isolation Vignettes

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Amanda Ripley Dies Four More Terrible Deaths In Final Batch Of Alien: Isolation Vignettes

Earlier today, we shared our verdict on Alien: Isolation. Creative Assembly’s take on the franchise is fraught with peril, and you’re likely to die quite a lot as you make your way through it.

Sega has offered some pointers on what not to do in a series called “How Will You Survive” (which we’ve highlighted before here and here). Today, the last four fatal mistakes have been offered up for you viewing pleasure.

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This Week In Mobile – Brevity, Bravery, And Beats

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This Week In Mobile – Brevity, Bravery, And Beats

This week’s list features games on both ends of the “pick up and play” spectrum, ranging from a card-based RPG roguelike grinder to a 10-minute-long typing game. Choose wisely (though with this list, it’d be kind of hard not to).

I am a Brave KnightDeveloper: Tree InteractivePlatforms: iOS, Android
Price: $.99 (iOS), $1.12 (Android)

Originally debuting at last year’s Global Game Jam, I am a Brave Knight strikes a chord more Journey than Don Quixote. It’s a typing game at heart, juxtaposing simply-typed words and different phrases they elicit, all following a character’s journey through life. A humble, paintbrush-art style and fittingly emotional score are packed into this short but heartfelt mini-journey.

Play Rise Of The Triad Free This Weekend On Steam

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Play Rise Of The Triad Free This Weekend On Steam

Interceptor Entertainment’s Rise of the Triad has a brand new update that adds Steam Workshop integration. That means you can build and share levels easily with other Steam users right through the app.

Perhaps you’ve not yet played Rise of the Triad, though. In that case, you might be interested to know that from now through 1 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, October 5, you can play for free.

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NECA Adds Rambo To Its 8-bit Figurine Line

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NECA has just announced the newest addition to its line of 8-bit video game tribute figurines, Rambo, from the 1988 Acclaim title of the same name. This line, which has already includes figurines of Batman, RobocopJason Vorhees, and many more, recreates famous characters as they appeared in their 8-bit games. 

According to NECA, the figurine is 7” tall and is posable with over 25 points of articulation. The figurine comes with a bow, rocket launcher, grenade, and knife, all in a package designed to feel like a classic gaming cartridge box. No price was mentioned in the announcement, but if you are a fan of classic gaming or Rambo be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the January 2015 release because this figurine will only be getting one production run. 

Shadow Of Mordor Trailer Explores Life As An Orc

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Shadow Of Mordor Trailer Explores Life As An Orc

So one day, you’re sitting around the campfire with your orc buddies just trying to relax after a day of slaughter. Then, out of nowhere, this guy starts killing your friends. That might make you upset, right?

That’s essentially the setup for this first post-release trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, except the campfire explodes and scars this Orc’s face. The video highlights some of the more cosmetic impacts of the Nemesis system.

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