Symphonic Metal Tribute To Nier: Automata Available Now

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Symphonic Metal Tribute To Nier: Automata Available Now

Materia Collective (which has previously released soundtrack remixes for titles like Final Fantasy VII) has a new EP out today. Arranged by the artist Ferdk, this new release takes the music of Nier: Automata and gives it a symphonic metal spin.

The EP, entitled "Glory to Metal," has four tracks: "Bipolar Nightmare," "Alien Manifestation," "Forest Kingdom," and "Grandma (Destruction)."

To hear samples of the album or buy it for yourself, you can check it out on Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes

The Golf Club 2019 Announced For This Fall

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The Golf Club 2019 Announced For This Fall

Developer HB Studios has announced the next iteration in its successful golf series – The Golf Club 2019 – due out this fall on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The title expands the series' customization foundation to include a robust set of options for your characters (as well as course-creation stuff), expanded career events and variety, online wager matches, and much more.

A pre-alpha build of the title is already up and running, and you can see it in action (as well as get more details on the game's features) in the debut video below.

Sea Of Thieves Xbox One S Bundle For The Plundering

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Sea Of Thieves Xbox One S Bundle For The Plundering

Microsoft has announced an Xbox One S Sea of Thieves bundle for the game's launch on March 20.

The bundle is going for $299.99 and includes a 1TB Xbox One S, a download of the game, and one-month trial passes for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

Furthermore, the company has already released a Sea of Thieves controller for $74.99.

Yakuza 6 Demo Releases Tomorrow And It Is Huge

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Yakuza 6 Demo Releases Tomorrow And It Is Huge

If you're thinking about downloading tomorrow's Yakuza 6 demo, which is already live in a few regions, then you might want to call your ISP and make sure you don't have a download cap.

The demo, which spans what Sega describes as the game's prologue, comes in at a whopping 36.53 GB. If you're inching close to a full PlayStation 4 harddrive, you also might want to double-check before you start a remote download from work.

On the plus side, Sega has said that you can carry over your save file from the game, so this does get you a leg up when the full game launches on its new date of April 17. The game was delayed from March 20 to just a few days before another big PlayStation 4 exclusive, God of War, which seems a little odd.

Arika's Fighting EX Layer Announces New Character, Digital Release Before End Of June

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Arika's Fighting EX Layer Announces New Character, Digital Release Before End Of June

Fighting EX Layer, Arika's 3D fighting game, was shown off in a livestream last night where the studio announced a new character and confirmed a digital release before the end of June.

The game has been a bit of a curiosity since its initial reveal. After numerous attempts to get a successor to Street Fighter EX or Fighting Layer off the ground, Arika familiarized themselves with Unreal Engine and released test footage of what they had been experiment with on the odd date of April 1 last year. After fan response to the possible joke was so positive, Arika decided to move forward with the game, and has been steadily revealing characters like fan favorite Skullomania over the last year.

During a livestream last night, Arika introduced Shadowgeist, a returning character from the Street Fighter EX series. That makes ten of the twelve character roster, with the rest listed below.

PSA: Demon's Souls Servers Close On February 28

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PSA: Demon's Souls Servers Close On February 28

In this age of living games, everyone is used to servers sunsetting on video games eventually, but the first FROM Software Souls title to be hit by shutdowns is finally closing the coffin lid on the PlayStation 3 game tomorrow.

Sony, Atlus, and Bandai Namco, the game's Japanese, American, and European publishers respectively, announced in November that the servers for the game were shutting off on February 28. This is after seven years of Atlus trying to shut down the servers on their own and several successors in the form of FROM's own Dark Souls and Bloodborne games, as well as launching a genre that has hosted games like Nioh, Lords of the Fallen, and more.

If you want to play multiplayer in Demon's Souls one last time, or make one last stab at adjusting the game's controversial World Tendency mechanic, you have one more day to do so. On one hand, with the servers gone, you can never be invaded again. On the other hand, you can no longer call for help or to get items from helpful spirits, making it so you have to engage with Demon's Souls incredibly restrictive materials system.

New Overwatch Character Tease Turns A New Page

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New Overwatch Character Tease Turns A New Page

New character reveals in Overwatch have always been shrouded in mystery and Hero #27 is no exception. Blizzard has sent out more lore tweets that further tease a new character reveal and how that character may be tied to Torbjörn .

First, we have a letter that Torbjörn sent to his wife after Operation: "White Dome":

A previously unpublished letter by Torbjörn Lindholm is now available to read in our Lore Update blog.

Blizzard Rolls Out Diablo III's 13th Season

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Blizzard Rolls Out Diablo III's 13th Season

Diablo III's latest season is now live, which means there are new cosmetic rewards.

To earn Haedrig's Gift, a free class set, players must finish season journey chapters two through four. Exclusive season items, earned through the season journey, include Blaine's Bear pet, Imperius portraits, and helm and shoulder pieces in the conqueror set.

Check out more details about the season at Diablo III's battle.net page. Read about the Diablo references we found in Overwatch's Blizzard World map.

Does Metal Gear Survive Contain A Secret Message?

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Does Metal Gear Survive Contain A Secret Message?

Hideo Kojima is no stranger to embedding secrets and deception in his work, whether that involves misleading players about Solid Snake's role in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty or cryptically aluding to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain before its official unveiling. Prior to the controversy of the game designer's departure from Konami, he might have hinted toward his internal strife with the publisher with an easter egg in Ground Zeroes. In a discovery by Twitter user Michael Yurko, it seems that someone left behind to work on Metal Gear Survive may have taken after Kojima's craftiness.

Am I the only one who saw “KoJima Productions FOREVER?” using the first letter of the highlighted code names? @HEITAIs #MetalGearSurvive #MGSurvive pic.twitter.com/NrYGVmwm8J

The Pokemon Company Announces Pokemon Day Tomorrow With Snapchat Lenses And More

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The Pokemon Company Announces Pokemon Day Tomorrow With Snapchat Lenses And More

Pokemon Day is February 28 and The Pokemon Company is reaching outside its usual comfort zone to offer things like new Pokemon snapchat lenses and Pikachu Talk for Google Home and Alexa.

The date, February 27, is the 22nd anniversary of when Pokemon Red and Green launched in Japan. The small Gameboy game focused on capturing and battling monsters inspired by the idea of fighting bugs and having them crawl across link cables ended up becoming one of the biggest brands of all time.

To celebrate, Pokemon Snapchat lenses based on the Kanto starters – Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmader – will be available. In addition, a Pikachu-themed voice will be available for Google Home and Alexa, which responds with the traditional Pikachu permutations of its name when asked questions.