Look Up: Destiny’s Sky Is An Amazing Sight To Behold

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Look Up: Destiny’s Sky Is An Amazing Sight To Behold

If you’re feeling a bit of withdrawal now that the Destiny beta has concluded, this might cheer you up. A YouTube user has captured time lapse footage of the sky in a number of different areas from Destiny’s beta.

If you did play the beta, you might have noticed players sitting around at the Tower (some out on the landing arms used by incoming shuttles). Bungie has worked up an impressive looking title that will likely look even better when the title is released in September.

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New Releases This Week: July 27 - August 2

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New Releases This Week: July 27 - August 2

Like an oasis in the sand, this week rises from the summer desert to fill our cups and quench our thirst. Sure, it may be heavy on the ports and remakes, but if you’re one of the people who didn’t get a chance to play one of these gems, you’re in luck.

The headliner this week is clearly The Last of Us Remastered Edition, but there are a lot of great reasons to pick up a controller (or keyboard and mouse).

I’ll take the opportunity to endorse The Room again, as it continues to be the standout title for my iPad. If you’ve not played it on a mobile device and enjoy atmospheric puzzle titles, check it out.

2014 Video Game Release Schedule

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2014 Video Game Release Schedule

You asked for it, and we're pleased to deliver the 2014 Video Game Release Schedule. This will be updated throughout the year as more games receive confirmed release dates.

See anything that we missed? Let us know in the comments. New or changed entries since the last update have an * in front of the listing.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PC) - January 9Wii Fit U (Wii U) - January 10Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (360, PS3, PC) - January 14
The Banner Saga (PC) - January 14
OlliOlli (Vita) - January 21
Broken Age: Act I (PC) - January 28
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (360, PS3) - January 28
Rekoil (PC) - January 28
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One, PS4) - January 28
The Castle Doctrine (PC) - January 29 
Rekoil: Liberator (360) - January 29 
Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 30

The Art Of The Last Of Us Video Is As Beautiful As You'd Expect

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Even on previous-generation hardware, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us captivated audiences and critics alike with its stunning visuals. Now, with a remaster on PlayStation 4, we have even more reason to look back and admire the artistry of our favorite PlayStation 3 title.

Olivier Leclair brings us another entry in his The Art Of series, this time juxtaposing gameplay and artwork of Joel and Ellie’s journey across the country and their struggle for survival. The stills capture the sense of beautiful devastation in the game’s overgrown cityscapes, while the urban settings convey a serene sense of quiet that contrasts the foreboding eeriness of the rural areas (please mind the video's spoiler warning!).

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First Look At Rupert Friend In Hitman: Agent 47 Film

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First Look At Rupert Friend In Hitman: Agent 47 Film

Homeland star Rupert Friend is playing Agent 47 in 20th Century Fox upcoming Hitman movie. He’s got a bald head and a slick suit, so he’s already doing as good of a job as Timothy Olyphant from the 2007 adaptation.

Hitman: Agent 47 has had a troubled development history. Late star Paul Walker was originally cast for the role when the film was announced last year, but after his tragic death, Friend was recast for the part.

20th Century Fox debuted a few clips from the film during a panel at Comic-Con. The rest of us will have to wait for that footage, but in the meantime take a gander at these photos of Friend in action. In the above image you can see Friend's stern look. It kind of looks like he's going to shoot someone, maybe we'll get to see him do that in the actual film. Savvy viewers might notice a girl behind him; apparently there will also be women in the film. Check out the image below to see how Friend will hold to guns in the film.

The Five Armies Come Together In Sorrowful Trailer For The Hobbit

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The Five Armies Come Together In Sorrowful Trailer For The Hobbit

The Hobbit trilogy will be complete on December 17, with The Battle of Five Armies. Today, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the final film.

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Along with the last movie in Peter Jackson’s take on The Hobbit will come DLC for the Lego version of the films. As you may recall, when the Lego The Hobbit was released in April, in only included the first two films (An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug). Tt Games and Warner Bros. will be adding The Battle of Five Armies some time around the movie’s release.

Reader Discussion: To You Buy Remastered Games?

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The beginning of a new console generation is the perfect time for developers to re-release their last product again on new consoles. How tempted are you to buy those remastered releases, especially if you've already played the original.

Earlier this year, Eidos released Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. I loved the original 2013 release, and this updated version looked like a great excuse to play a game I loved one more time. However, I never got around to actually playing the game. At the end of the day, I defaulted to playing new experiences over playing Tomb Raider again. Maybe years from now when I want to play Tomb Raider again, I'll return to the Definitive Edition, but I don't see myself playing that game again this year.

This week, I'm again faced with the dilemma of playing the The Last of Us Remastered Edition. Similarly, it's temping, because I want to play that game again, but I might default to playing something new.

Australian Hackers Play Doom On An ATM

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Australian Hackers Play Doom On An ATM

These days we have video games on our TVs, tablets, phones, and the sides of buildings, but we've never seen a video game running on a ATM...until now.

A group of Australian hackers dismantled an ATM machine and engineered the machine so that it could play id Software’s classic shooter doom using the ATM keypad, which is almost as good as taking money out of your account. Check out the video walkthrough of the creation process below. No word on when this will be coming to a bank near you.

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Bullets And Bodies Fly In Dubbed Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Trailer

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Bullets And Bodies Fly In Dubbed Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Trailer

The witch with guns for high heels and shape-shifting hair returns for a second round this fall on Wii U, but she'll also star in another adventure on the small screen, too. Funimation has released a trailer for the upcoming Bayonetta: Bloody Fate anime, showing off a glimpse of hectic melee combat and some familiar faces.

The trailer begins with Bayonetta praying in a church before donning her familiar costume and spilling the blood of enemy angels. Her rival Jeanne and arms dealer Rodin also make an appearance, landing a few hits along to the techno-fueled action.

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Watch QuakeCon's Designing The Perfect Game Panel

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Watch QuakeCon's Designing The Perfect Game Panel

Everyone has had a great idea for making a game, but developing that idea into a real product is harder than it looks. During a panel at this year's QuakeCon, our very own Andrew Reiner challenged a number of celebrity gamers to develop the perfect game.

Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner moderates this panel featuring guests Chris Kluwe (former NFL punter), Rick Malambri (actor, Step Up 3D), and Matt Grandstaff (Global Community Lead at Bethesda) as they each work to design a perfect game. Bethesda vice president Pete Hines judges each title and helps workshop the ideas.

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