January PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Telltale's Batman And Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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January PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Telltale's Batman And Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Sony has revealed their free game lineup for the first month of 2018, which includes Telltale's Batman series and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you can freely download both games. Mankind Divided is the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, putting Adam Jensen in Prague two years after the ending of Human Revolution. The game has him investigating a bombing in a world where augmented people, like himself, are openly and freely discriminated against. You can find our review of the game here.

In Telltale's Batman game, players try to balance being Batman and being Bruce Wayne, along with everything else that goes on in Gotham. It follows in the mold of Telltale's other efforts and will have a season two in 2018. You can read our review of episode one here.

January PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Telltale's Batman And Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

about X hours ago from
January PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Telltale's Batman And Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Sony has revealed their free game lineup for the first month of 2018, which includes Telltale's Batman series and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you can freely download both games. Mankind Divided is the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, putting Adam Jensen in Prague two years after the ending of Human Revolution. The game has him investigating a bombing in a world where augmented people, like himself, are openly and freely discriminated against. You can find our review of the game here.

In Telltale's Batman game, players try to balance being Batman and being Bruce Wayne, along with everything else that goes on in Gotham. It follows in the mold of Telltale's other efforts and will have a season two in 2018. You can read our review of episode one here.

World Health Organization Draft Recognizes Gaming Addiction

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World Health Organization Draft Recognizes Gaming Addiction

The World Health Organization, the health arm of the United Nations, has included a recognition of gaming addiction in their newest internal classification of diseases revision.

That classification, or the ICD-11, is due out in 2018 and the current draft points to prioritization of gaming above all else and impaired control over the act as behavior indicating an addiction. 

“The behavior pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning,” reads the current WHO draft. “The gaming behavior and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.”

World Health Organization Draft Recognizes Gaming Addiction

about X hours ago from
World Health Organization Draft Recognizes Gaming Addiction

The World Health Organization, the health arm of the United Nations, has included a recognition of gaming addiction in their newest internal classification of diseases revision.

That classification, or the ICD-11, is due out in 2018 and the current draft points to prioritization of gaming above all else and impaired control over the act as behavior indicating an addiction. 

“The behavior pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning,” reads the current WHO draft. “The gaming behavior and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.”

Fans Colorize Super Mario Land 2 In Patch

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Fans Colorize Super Mario Land 2 In Patch

A classic game hacker who goes by the name Toruzz released a ROM hack for Super Mario Land 2 that colorizes the second Super Mario Land game and adds some features to it.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins was a 1992 Gameboy game that was the first introduction of Mario's rival, Wario. The yellow-clad plumber kicked Mario out of the castle he apparently owns and took control of it, locking it behind six coins. Mario had to go to different worlds, like a tower-sized Mario statue which he also apparently owns and even outer space.

The ROM hack not only adds color to the game, but rebalances aspects to it and adds Mario's higher-jumping brother Luigi to the mix. Toruzz calls the project Super Mario Land 2 DX, in the same naming convention of titles like Super Mario Bros. DX and Mario Kart 8 DX.

Fans Colorize Super Mario Land 2 In Patch

about X hours ago from
Fans Colorize Super Mario Land 2 In Patch

A classic game hacker who goes by the name Toruzz released a ROM hack for Super Mario Land 2 that colorizes the second Super Mario Land game and adds some features to it.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins was a 1992 Gameboy game that was the first introduction of Mario's rival, Wario. The yellow-clad plumber kicked Mario out of the castle he apparently owns and took control of it, locking it behind six coins. Mario had to go to different worlds, like a tower-sized Mario statue which he also apparently owns and even outer space.

The ROM hack not only adds color to the game, but rebalances aspects to it and adds Mario's higher-jumping brother Luigi to the mix. Toruzz calls the project Super Mario Land 2 DX, in the same naming convention of titles like Super Mario Bros. DX and Mario Kart 8 DX.

Super Meat Boy Switch Arriving On January 11 With Exclusive Race Mode

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Super Meat Boy Switch Arriving On January 11 With Exclusive Race Mode

Over the holiday, Team Meat has given a release date to the Switch port of Super Meat Boy, now releasing in just over two weeks on January 11.

The Switch port, aside from being a portable version of Super Meat Boy which is pioneered ground from the PlayStation Vita version, includes a new exclusive mode for the system. The Race Mode splits the screen in half and lets two players play against each other to tear through Super Meat Boy (or tear their hair out along the way). 

"Race Mode is something we've wanted to do since Meat Boy came out in 2010," Team Meat wrote. "We figured the Switch was a good time to test it out."

Super Meat Boy Switch Arriving On January 11 With Exclusive Race Mode

about X hours ago from
Super Meat Boy Switch Arriving On January 11 With Exclusive Race Mode

Over the holiday, Team Meat has given a release date to the Switch port of Super Meat Boy, now releasing in just over two weeks on January 11.

The Switch port, aside from being a portable version of Super Meat Boy which is pioneered ground from the PlayStation Vita version, includes a new exclusive mode for the system. The Race Mode splits the screen in half and lets two players play against each other to tear through Super Meat Boy (or tear their hair out along the way). 

"Race Mode is something we've wanted to do since Meat Boy came out in 2010," Team Meat wrote. "We figured the Switch was a good time to test it out."

Mark Hamill Comes Clean On How He Feels About The Last Jedi

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Mark Hamill Comes Clean On How He Feels About The Last Jedi

In the past few weeks and months surrounding The Last Jedi, fans critical of the movie's lateral movement of the series rallied around actor Mark Hamill's personal criticism of the movie. Now, Hamill is making himself clear on the subject of the eighth Star Wars film.

"I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public," Hamill wrote on Twitter. "Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- [Director Rian Johnson] made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamilll"

Hamill was referring to a series of interviews in the press junket ahead of The Last Jedi's release where he criticized Johnson's vision for the series hero, Luke Skywalker.

Mark Hamill Comes Clean On How He Feels About The Last Jedi

about X hours ago from
Mark Hamill Comes Clean On How He Feels About The Last Jedi

In the past few weeks and months surrounding The Last Jedi, fans critical of the movie's lateral movement of the series rallied around actor Mark Hamill's personal criticism of the movie. Now, Hamill is making himself clear on the subject of the eighth Star Wars film.

"I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public," Hamill wrote on Twitter. "Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- [Director Rian Johnson] made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamilll"

Hamill was referring to a series of interviews in the press junket ahead of The Last Jedi's release where he criticized Johnson's vision for the series hero, Luke Skywalker.