Reader Discussion: What's The Scariest Game You've Played?

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Everyone has different fears, which means different players have a different definition of the scariest game they've ever played. What's yours?

We actually detailed some of our own last year in a feature about the scariest moment we've ever encountered. For me, Silent Hill 2 is still probably the scariest game I've ever played. I definitely respond to psychological horror more than jump scares and monsters – even though Silent Hill does have its fair share of those.

What about yours? What would you consider to be the scariest game you've ever played?

DS Prototypes That Couldn't Survive Multiple 5 Ft. Drops Were Unacceptable

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In the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming, the series looks at the history of the Nintendo DS. In the video, you will find out about Nintendo's insistence on creating a durable system, why it didn't receive the Game Boy branding.

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You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming channel covering Rayman, Mass Effect, Dragon Quest, Castlevania, Zelda, Final Fight, Doom, Dragon Ball Z, Super Smash Bros., Team Fortress 2, Harvest Moon, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, the history of the Nintendo 64, the PlayStation, and two covering the Game Boy by hitting the links.

Japan Getting A New Godzilla Game For PlayStation 3 This Year

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Japan Getting A New Godzilla Game For PlayStation 3 This Year

A new Godzilla game is heading to Japanese PlayStation 3's this year.

You can check out a trailer for the game below, which is planned for release in Japan December. It features familiar Godzilla foes as well as plenty of city destruction, care of the giant lizard with the distinct roar.

We've reached out to Namco Bandai to find out if there are any plans to bring the game to North America.

Defiance TV Show Picked Up For A Third Season

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Defiance TV Show Picked Up For A Third Season

Defiance, the SyFy television show affiliated with the Trion Worlds MMO of the same name, begins its third season next year.

The show's renewal was revealed on Trion Worlds' website by the game's creative lead, Trick Dempsey. The show's third season will begin airing next year, though exactly when is unclear.

Defiance recently switched over to the free-to-play subscription model, which you can learn more about here.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Lead Designer Shares Close-up Of Nathan Drake's New-Gen Face

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Lead Designer Shares Close-up Of Nathan Drake's New-Gen Face

Uncahrted 4 lead designer Kurt Margenau recently tweeted out a picture of a screen with a closeu-up shot of Nathan Drake's face.

Drake looking next gen as f*ck at #ND30 celebration! pic.twitter.com/6RTE4BaGST

Naughty Dog is currently celebrating its 30 year anniversary with an art show at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. You can find out more about the the showing here.

Yu-Gi-Oh Comes To 3DS With Zexal World Duel Carnival

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Yu-Gi-Oh Comes To 3DS With Zexal World Duel Carnival

The Yu-Gi-Oh series is available for the first time on 3DS.

The game has been available in Europe and Japan for quite some time, but it only released in North America, on the 3DS eShop, yesterday. You can find a launch trailer for the game below. The game is based on the first season of the newer Zexal series and features more than 40 duelists from the show.

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Here's What It Looks Like When 13,000 SNES Sprites Are Mashed Into One Image

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An image has been making the rounds on the Internet this morning featuring possibly every SNES character sprite uncomfortably jammed into a single image.

It's an impressive game of Where's Waldo for video games characters. If you can think of it, it's probably in this image somewhere. I'm a little scared to zoom in and start looking, but feel free to do so yourself. You can find a larger version of the image here, or by clicking the image above..

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Reader Discussion: Are "Farming Exploits" Bad?

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Bungie's latest patch may have removed Destiny's hallowed "treasure cave," but tenacious players have already found a new location to farm engrams. Are these types of farming exploits really a bad thing for games?

I haven't taken advantage of any of Destiny's "treasure caves" (which, on a side note, sounds like a really inappropriate euphemism), but that doesn't mean I'm necessarily against the practice; sometimes finding an exploit in a game (especially grind-heavy ones like Destiny) can be extremely rewarding, even if they aren't condoned by the developer. In fact, I may have opened several ill-gotten Horadric Caches in Diablo III that were sent to me by an unscrupulous coworker without a tinge of guilt. So my first inclination would be that Bungie should let gamers play the way they want to, and instead focus their energy on tweaking other aspects of the game like loot drops (which thankfully they appear to be doing).

Physical Hearthstone Knockoff Not As Good As The Real (Virtual) Thing

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Blizzard's free-to-play collectible card game may have over 20 million players, but a Chinese online retailer is giving gamers a real-life (and totally illegal) alternative.

Games In Asia's Thomas Price has a full breakdown of the boxed set, which includes two sets of every class-specific card and four copies of every basic and legendary card. The game also comes with a variety of tokens to designate status effects, and counters to keep track of minions' changing health and attack stats. It probably goes without saying, but the physical adaptation is not officially licensed or endorsed by Blizzard.

Price says that while the physical card game is relatively faithful to the digital game (despite obviously missing changes made by Blizzard's continual patches for balancing), aspects of it are slower, awkward, and more tedious – not surprising since Hearthstone was built from the ground up to be digital. If paying roughly $50 for a counterfeit version of a free-to-play game isn't enough to stop you from importing a copy, there's also the fact that all of the writing is in Chinese. It is interesting to see what a physical adaptation of Hearthstone might look like, however, even if the digital version is still the way to go. Check out more photos and impressions at the link the below.