Visual Concepts Job Posting Could Signal The Return Of MLB 2K

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Visual Concepts Job Posting Could Signal The Return Of MLB 2K

MLB 2K developer Visual Concepts isn't making baseball games currently, meaning that MLB 2K13 (out last year) was the last title from the franchise. However, a recent job posting includes a reference to America's pastime.

The job listing for a new-gen UI artist includes a stipulation that candidates have an "interest in sports including baseball." 

Before MLB 2K13 came out, publisher 2K did not renew its license with Major League Baseball due to lack of profitability, but both sides struck a deal to get MLB 2K13 out the door.

Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Coming Late Monday Night

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Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Coming Late Monday Night

Nintendo is experimenting with its Nintendo Direct times once again. This time, the company has scheduled something for late in the evening.

On Monday night at 8 p.m. Pacific / 11 p.m. Eastern (tune in here), the company will be revealing new details about Hyrule Warriors. The title is currently slated to arrive on September 26 for Wii U.

For our past coverage, check out a roundup of the characters you’ll be playing as (and fighting against). You can also check out our preview from E3.

Sony Turns Quarterly Profit With Help From PlayStation Division

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Sony Turns Quarterly Profit With Help From PlayStation Division

Sony has announced its quarterly results for the first quarter of the current fiscal year. The company has reported profits of ¥26.8 billion ($261.8 million) up from ¥3.1 billion ($30.3 million) at this time last year, though still projects a loss of ¥50 billion ($488.4 million) for the current year.

In the quarter spanning April to June, Sony shipped a combined 3.5 million PlayStation 3 and 4 units and 750,000 handhelds (we expect these are largely Vita as PSP shipments ceased mid-quarter). This is up from 1.1 million and 600,000 respectively. Sales were up from ¥131.6 billion ($1.29 billion) to ¥257.5 billion ($2.52 billion) on the back of strong PlayStation 4 sales and greater than 200 percent growth of PlayStation Plus since November 2013.

Software was up, with 85 million units sold. This compares against 68 million units in the same quarter in 2013, and is due to new-gen game boosts as PS3 titles were down. 

Cosplay Documentarian Sneaky Zebra Shows Off Comic Con 2014

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Cosplay Documentarian Sneaky Zebra Shows Off Comic Con 2014

The Sneaky Zebra YouTube channel specializes in showcasing impressive cosply, and it has released its newest video showing off the Comic Con show floor.

There isn't a ton of video game cosplay, but you will see Mario and Luigi, Borderlands cosplay, and the dude from the 2009 Bionic Commando – a character I didn't think I would ever see cosplayed.

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PlayStation Now Enters Open Beta Tomorrow, Lowering Some Prices Soon

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PlayStation Now Enters Open Beta Tomorrow, Lowering Some Prices Soon

PlayStation Now, the service that will allow PlayStation players to stream and play classic PlayStation games through their PlayStation 4, enters open beta tomorrow.

Starting tomorrow, PlayStation 4 players will see Now integration into the PlayStation Network store. You can check out a walkthrough video of the upcoming service in the video below.

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Clockwork Empires Hits Steam Early Access Soon

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Clockwork Empires Hits Steam Early Access Soon

Gaslamp Games, the studio behind Dungeons of Dredmor, are letting their new colony-building game, Clockwork Empires, hit Steam very soon.

Starting August 15, Clockwork Empires will be available on Steam Early Access for $29.99. 

In the simulation game, you attempt to keep your city and population thriving as it's nearing collapse. Your choices will determine the future for the city and its unique inhabitants. Expect some bumps along the way like axe murderers and cultists to try to ruin your success. 

Check Your Inbox, Evolve Alpha Invitations Are Out

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Check Your Inbox, Evolve Alpha Invitations Are Out

If you registered for the Evolve alpha way back at the start of July, now would be a great time to check your email. 2K Games and Turtle Rock have sent out the invitations, and the test begins soon.

This first alpha test takes place on PC, with more to come in the future. Turtle Rock says that Xbox One has been selected for console testing as we near the game’s release. In other words, don’t fret if you didn’t get selected this time.

The first test runs this weekend, beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific on Friday, August 1, and ending on Sunday, August 3 at 8 p.m. Pacific. (Correction: There is an NDA for content of the Alpha test. We aren't breaking any rules telling you it's happening, but won't be able to cover the content. We apologize for the earlier error.) 

Neverwinter Coming To Xbox One In North America, Europe In 2015

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Neverwinter Coming To Xbox One In North America, Europe In 2015

Revealed earlier today as an included package for the Xbox One's launch in China later this year, Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced they're bringing the free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter to Xbox One in North America and Europe, as well. Players can expect to play Dungeons & Dragons-based title on Microsoft's console sometime during the first half of 2015.

Previously a PC exclusive, Neverwinter was released in 2013 and continues to update with new content like the Tyranny of Dragons module, out next month. Though the game itself is available at no charge, Xbox One players will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play the game.

For more, read our Not A Review of the core game and check out our top 10 Dungeons & Dragons video games.

Mario's Late For Something In Tokyo

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Mario's Late For Something In Tokyo

Everyone loves Mario. There's a reason why he's among the most iconic characters in video games. But how would he fair in the real world?

Done by visual effects artist Dean Wright, this video has us meet Mario as he's buying plumbing equipment. Before he can make any decisions, however, our favorite plumber realizes he's late for something. Check out the video below to see for yourself what's got him running and jumping through Tokyo.

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No Deku Trees Were Harmed In The Making Of These Laser-Cut Wooden Hyrule Maps

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No Deku Trees Were Harmed In The Making Of These Laser-Cut Wooden Hyrule Maps

For many Legend of Zelda fans, the many caverns, hills, and rivers of Hyrule have been etched into our memories. Now, one artist has etched Ocarina of Time's world map into wood slab for your viewing pleasure.

From the minds of graphic designer Alex Griendling and Neutral Ground, the 24 by 18 inch map faithfully recreates all of Hyrule, with landmarks and items denoted in Hylian scripture. Griendling wrote on his website that he revisited Ocarina of Time on 3DS to meticulously illustrate every detail (even going so far as to fill in the areas obscured by high walls with trees and mountains), passing on the finished product to Neutral Ground to engrave in wood.

A limited set of this entry in Neutral Ground's Woodlands series is available for purchase on its website for $195 each (the first run has sold out, but there will be another). The wood even has a keyhole slot for mounting on your wall.