Reader Discussion – What Is Your Most Replayed Game?

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Reader Discussion – What Is Your Most Replayed Game?

I'm not talking about multiplayer games you can't put down. I am talking about games with a beginning, middle, and end that you can't stop replaying.

It's a topic I think about as I start my fourth playthrough of the Shadow of the Colossus remake. I played it multiple times on PlayStation 2, at least twice on PlayStation 3, and now I have played it a bunch more on PlayStation 4. I just find that world absolutely compelling, and don't want to leave it. Same goes for games like Limbo and Mega Man X. I have played through all three of those games multiple times, and I think I will continue to do so as my life goes on.

What about you? What is your most replayed game?

Assassin's Creed Origins Adding Educational Mode Next Week

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Assassin's Creed Origins Adding Educational Mode Next Week

For those looking for a little more history and a lot less assassinating, Assassin's Creed Origins is receiving a new mode called Discovery Tour on February 20. In this mode, players will put down their weapons and free-roam ancient Egypt in order to learn more about its rich history.

According to Ubisoft's blog, there will be 75 tours, ranging anywhere between five and 25 minutes in length, that cover the following themes:

Discovery Tour will be free to all those who own Assassin's Creed Origins, but will also be made available as a stand-alone PC game for $19.99.

Twitch Plays Pokémon Tries To Get Through Red And Blue At The Same Time

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Twitch Plays Pokémon Tries To Get Through Red And Blue At The Same Time

The craze that was Twitch Plays Pokémon inspired a fervor (reaching religious levels of reverence with devout followers) back in 2014 with an unprecedented amount of viewers. While the general uproar surrounding it has died down, the channel has since moved on to complete other games in the franchise and beef up its presentation and appeal. With its fourth anniversary, Twitch Plays Pokémon is evolving its game by going back to the beginning with not just Red or Blue, but Red and Blue.

The Twitch channel is running the seminal forerunners of the franchise at the same time to see which play session will reach the end first. What shakes this stream up is that while specific commands can be sent to Red or Blue, random ones will be inputted in an alternating fashion to each game. Enabling "democracy" will apply a limited string of commands to both games. The Red version of the game is currently ahead with two gym badges, but at the time of this writing, the Blue version is catching up as it takes on the Cerulean Gym. You can check out the Twitch stream by clicking here and read our interview with the anonymous creator of the stream from 2014.

[Via: Kotaku]

New Rampage Trailer Smashes Its Way To YouTube

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New Rampage Trailer Smashes Its Way To YouTube

Before Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson jumps from buildings in Skyscrapper this summer, he will try his best to prevent their destruction this spring. The second official trailer for Rampage dropped on YouTube today.

In this movie adaptation of the Rampage video games, Johnson plays a caretaker of an albino gorilla named George. After George is exposed to some chemicals, he begins to grow at an alarming rate. George is taken in by the government, where it's revealed that he is not the only creature that is undergoing these changes. As these animals begin to grow into monsters and the conspiracy theory behind them thickens, it's up to Johnson to lay the smackdown on anything standing in the way of helping his friend George.

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QuakeCon Returning In Early August; BYOC Doubling Its Size

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QuakeCon Returning In Early August; BYOC Doubling Its Size

QuakeCon, an annual event put on by id Software and Bethesda Softworks, is set to return for its 23rd year.

The four-day event at Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, is a video game festival that celebrates titles from id. Bethesda usually reveals news and has playable demos for its upcoming games as well. The con also hosts the Quake World Championships. Last year, the grand prize for the tournament was a million dollars.

Additionally, QuakeCon has Bring Your Own Computer – or BYOC – which is the largest LAN party in North America. The event is doubling its size over last year. They will also re-introduce panels, presentations, and exhibits.

The Japanese Animated Batman Ninja Gets Its First English Trailer

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The Japanese Animated Batman Ninja Gets Its First English Trailer

Batman Ninja, an animated film created in Japan about Batman getting sent to ancient Japan, received its first English trailer today.

The film is directed by Junpei Mizusaki, who doesn't have many feature films to his name, but worked on animation for some of the later Mega Man X games like 7, 8, and Command Mission. You can check out the trailer, which shows Batman and pals trying to fighter the Joker (voiced by Tony Hale from Arrested Development and Veep) in the past.

We've seen plenty of artists tackle Batman in an assortment of different styles, but this version feels particularly unique. The movie will be available digitally on April 24, and on Blu-ray on May 8.

Rare Reveals Detailed PC Spec Requirements For Sea Of Thieves

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Rare Reveals Detailed PC Spec Requirements For Sea Of Thieves

Rare has shared the requirements for minimum, ultra, and all specifications in between needed to run Sea of Thieves on PC.

A handy graph shaped like a treasure chart reveals specific settings, such as what is needed to run the game at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second, or the same resolution but at 60 fps. Regardless of your rig, everyone will need at least 60 GB of hard drive space.

You can watch our Sea of Thieves adventures, including our journey to the edge of the map, attacking an enemy pirate ship, beta endeavors, and read our thoughts on the closed beta, as well.

Backward Compatibility Brings Mafia II And The Original Prey To Xbox One

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Backward Compatibility Brings Mafia II And The Original Prey To Xbox One

Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, announced on Twitter that Mafia II and Prey are now available for Xbox One via backward compatibility. Players can find these two gems in the Games on Demand section of the Xbox Store, where they are deeply discounted as part of a 2K publisher sale.

Mafia II and Prey are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today. Both titles are also on sale in this week's @2K Publisher Sale https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/XRZTxhOkwE

The library of backward compatible games continues to grow, with over 450 titles from both Xbox 360 and the original Xbox available for the current-gen system. To see our thoughts on Mafia II, check out our review here or our replay here to see how well it has aged.

Bayonetta's Creator Comments On The Series' Nintendo Exclusivity

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Bayonetta's Creator Comments On The Series' Nintendo Exclusivity

Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya recently took to twitter to talk about the series' Nintendo exclusivity. The series began on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010 (2009 in Japan), but the sequel was a Wii U exclusive, and the third entry is going to be a Switch exclusive. This has rubbed some fans the wrong way, so Kamiya decided to address it online. You can see his thread below.

For more on Bayonetta, head here.