Fan Discovers Alternative Post-Credits Scene In Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

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Fan Discovers Alternative Post-Credits Scene In Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider, while a bit of bumpy-if-wild ride, is supposed to be the game that links the Lara Croft of the 2013 reboot to the Lara Croft who went on all kind of adventures and was a more, for lack of a better word, murderous. The current post-ending scene does make that link a little bit more firm, but the game originally shipped with a different take of that same scene.

WARNING: Spoilers for Shadow of the Tomb Raider follow.

In the post-credits scene players see when they finish the game, we see Lara in her office, writing a letter as her butler delivers some tea. The last shot shows a clear reference to the original PlayStation Tomb Raider: A T-Rex and pyramid, both of which show up in that game. You can watch that scene here, for comparison's sake.

Devil May Cry 5 Has Microtransactions For Character Upgrades

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Devil May Cry 5 Has Microtransactions For Character Upgrades

We recently had the chance to check out a new build of Devil May Cry 5 at this year's TGS, and came away pretty impressed by how its action and style make you feel cool while also giving substance to its combat. One thing that might cramp that style, however, is the presence of microtransactions, which let you level up your characters by spending real money.

Gamespot reports that, while playing the demo, they came across a Divinity Statue (the game's shop) which, along with giving you access to new weapons and abilities by using the orbs you acquire by playing the game, will allow you to spend real money to get orbs, letting you cut down the time it may take to grind out those upgrades the normal way.

According to Gamespot, director Hideaki Itsuno says the microtransactions are there so people can play however they want. "If they want to save time and just want to get all the stuff at once, those people can do that. But on the other hand I don’t feel you have to get all the moves, " Itsuno told Gamespot. "You should be able to play it the way you want to play it."

A Mysterious New Pokémon Is Showing Up In Pokémon Go

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A Mysterious New Pokémon Is Showing Up In Pokémon Go

As Pokémon Go were getting ready to catch Chikoritas for today's community day (they're likely to be shiny!), they discovered something else: A Pokémon no one has ever seen before.

Reports of a new critter being sighted reportedly began in the Asia-Pacific (the first time zone the community would start) region, according to Pokémon Go info site Silph Road.

The new Pokémon, which shows up as "???" in the encounter interface, looks like a tiny, silver Ditto with a hexagonal nut on top of it, except its single eye is located inside the nut. When caught, it shows up as a Ditto or Chikorita in your interface, meaning trainers can't add it to their Pokédex for now. After the initial reports, sightings of the Pokémon showed up across multiple regions, including New York and Minnesota (where our own dispatched reported Kyle Hilliard encountered one).

Update: Watch Gameplay Of Android 17 In Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Update: Watch Gameplay Of Android 17 In Dragon Ball FighterZ

Update (9/22 11:45 a.m. CT): Bandai Namco has followed up their screenshots with a short gameplay teaser of 17 in action. You can watch it below.

Update (10:41 a.m. CT): Bandai Namco tweeted an official reveal for Android 17 this morning featuring some in-game pictures. But that's not all, the Dragon Ball FighterZ publisher also promised a trailer dedicated to the android's move-set tomorrow. 

The original story is as follows:

What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, And Sailor Moon S

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What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, And Sailor Moon S

This week, Overwatch and Street Fighter are both on a global kick, Counter-Strike is in London, and America is all about anime.

The finals of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Faceit London Major are this weekend and the prize is a cool $1 million, so if you'd like to have some CS:GO on in the background while you think about what you'd do with that much money, go for it. (Stream / Schedule)

The Overwatch World Cup is in Paris this week, and France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United Kingdom are in contention for a spot in the finals. (Stream and Schedule)

How A Motorcycle Became Dante’s Newest Weapon in Devil May Cry 5

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How A Motorcycle Became Dante’s Newest Weapon in Devil May Cry 5

One of my biggest takeaways from playing Devil May Cry 5 at this year's TGS is just how damn fun Dante’s motorcycle, The Cavaliere, is as a weapon. You can split it in half and wield it to eviscerate enemies, or just hop right on it and run them down. It was by far my favorite weapon in my hands-on time with the game. So much so I couldn’t resist asking the developers how it came to be and if they were worried that, perhaps, it was too much fun and would deter people from using other weapons.

So, what’s behind giving Dante the motorcycle in battle? You better believe it had to do with the cool factor “In Japanese, we have this term called ‘chuuni,’” explains director Hideaki Itsuno. "One way to translate it is it’s kind of like Peter Pan syndrome... stuff that kids in their pre-teens think is cool. So whenever we come up with weapon ideas for Dante, we start with the idea of chuuni, ‘Okay, what’s cool from like a pre-teen perspective? In Devil May Cry 3, we had the guitar for instance, and motorcycles are the same kind of thing.”

How A Motorcycle Became Dante’s Newest Weapon in Devil May Cry 5

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How A Motorcycle Became Dante’s Newest Weapon in Devil May Cry 5

One of my biggest takeaways from playing Devil May Cry 5 at this year's TGS is just how damn fun Dante’s motorcycle, The Cavaliere, is as a weapon. You can split it in half and wield it to eviscerate enemies, or just hop right on it and run them down. It was by far my favorite weapon in my hands-on time with the game. So much so I couldn’t resist asking the developers how it came to be and if they were worried that, perhaps, it was too much fun and would deter people from using other weapons.

So, what’s behind giving Dante the motorcycle in battle? You better believe it had to do with the cool factor “In Japanese, we have this term called ‘chuuni,’” explains director Hideaki Itsuno. "One way to translate it is it’s kind of like Peter Pan syndrome... stuff that kids in their pre-teens think is cool. So whenever we come up with weapon ideas for Dante, we start with the idea of chuuni, ‘Okay, what’s cool from like a pre-teen perspective? In Devil May Cry 3, we had the guitar for instance, and motorcycles are the same kind of thing.”

Nintendo Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Wish To Play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Nintendo Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Wish To Play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Chris Taylor is a big fan of Smash Bros. and was just as excited as anyone else to see the newest game in the series announced this past E3. Unfortunately, he has also been diagnosed with cancer that, despite having beaten it twice before, he has now been told is terminal. Taylor worries he won't live long enough to see the games he has been excited for, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Devil May Cry 5, release in a few months.

Taylor has tweeted about this wish before, which gained some attention, which then set off a chain reaction across gaming subreddits driving attention to his wish.

Im really scared i won't be able to play ultimate

Soulcalibur VI Beta Starts On September 28

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Soulcalibur VI Beta Starts On September 28

Bandai Namco has announced an upcoming network test for Soulcalibur VI ahead of the game's release next month for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Warriors, prepare yourself for online battles on PS4 & X1! You are invited to help us test our online network for SOULCALIBUR VI. Login and play RANKED MATCH mode!
Download the #SOULCALIBUR VI network test on September 27th and draw your weapons on September 28th at 8AM PDT. pic.twitter.com/3PqXdXBGb2

The beta runs from 8:00 a.m. September 28 PDT through 8:00 p.m. PDT September 30. There will be 15 characters playable on 9 stages. The client can be downloaded on September 27, one day ahead of the beta start time.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition's New Scenes Won't Use Troy Baker To Voice Yuri

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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition's New Scenes Won't Use Troy Baker To Voice Yuri

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is coming out this January, letting fans replay or play for the first time one of the most well-loved titles in the series. A high point for many fans of the original was protagonist Yuri Lowell, a no-nonsense former soldier that was ready to take on the world, and Troy Baker's acting helped elevate the character. Unfortunately, Baker says he didn't even know about the project and wasn't asked to return.

....wow. Yeah, had no idea about this. Was never approached to do any additional lines/scenes. Pretty gutted, to be honest. Love this character so much, would’ve jumped at the chance to step into those boots again. https://t.co/nwDqJGAoWH

The tweet refers to a new video of Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition provided by Bandai Namco during the Tokyo Game Show. When the publisher ported Tales of Vesperia to PlayStation 3 in Japan, they added a new character and associated scenes, which of course included interaction with the rest of the group. The entire game was also voiced, as opposed to the more selective voice work in the 360 version. Since Bandai Namco decided not to bring the PlayStation 3 version over, those new parts were never voiced in English, until now.