GoldDust And Randy Orton Enter The New-Gen Ring

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GoldDust And Randy Orton Enter The New-Gen Ring

When we visited Gamescom in Germany earlier this month, we got our first hands-on experience with WWE 2K15. Up until now, we’ve only been able to describe how good the first new-gen entry looks. You can finally see it for yourself today.

Developers Yuke’s and Visual Concepts have delivered two different entrance videos. Sure, it’s not in-ring action, but you do get to see character models for Randy Orton and GoldDust.

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A Painful New Gameplay Trailer

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I had the chance to go hands-on with the crushingly difficult Titan Souls at E3, and it was the closest I’ve come to tossing a controller. Don’t take that to mean I disliked it, though. I absolutely enjoyed the maddening defeats and the sweet, sweet victories.

Titan Souls is a string of brutal boss battles. You’ve got one hit point and one arrow, which you can summon back to you. Success requires fast thinking and even quicker reflexes.

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Your First Extended Look At NBA 2K15

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Your First Extended Look At NBA 2K15

Last year, 2K Sports and Visual Concepts delivered two very different NBA experiences, taking advantage of the new-gen consoles. Today, we get our first extended look at how that experience has matured in the second outing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The trailer is set against the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Suck My Kiss,” and shows on-court play as well as the new broadcast team of Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal. NBA 2K15 will be out on October 7 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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You Will Be Able To Listen To Super Smash Bros. 3DS' Soundtrack In Sleep Mode

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The 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. will let you listen to the game's soundtrack while the handheld is in sleep mode.

Along with being able to listen to the game's diverse soundtrack in the game's sound test mode, which will contain both new, old, and remixed music, you will be able to listen to character voices, and set up special playlists. You will also be able to close the system, keep listening to music, and using the 3DS' should buttons to track forward and backward song to song. It essentially turns your 3DS into a dedicated Nintendo music MP3 player.

Game director Masuhiro Sakurai breaks down the new music options in more detail on the Miiverse here. Sakurai also confirms that select music tracks will be coming to the official Super Smash Bros. website, soon.

See The Many Combat Animations In New Trailer

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See The Many Combat Animations In New Trailer

Fairy Fencer F is coming to PlayStation 3 later this month, and the latest trailer shows of the game's combat, and English voice over.

The RPG features music from Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and art from Final Fantasy alums Yoshitaka Amano and Tsunako. The game has been available in Japan for some time, but is heading to North America on September 16.

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It's Officially Complete, Pours Ice Over Head In Celebration (And For Charity)

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It's Officially Complete, Pours Ice Over Head In Celebration (And For Charity)

Destiny's discs are being pressed as you read this. Also, a Destiny Guardian takes part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Destiny has gone gold – which means it's done. Bungie is still working on the game, obviously, with DLC and the assorted tweaks that will arrive after the game releases, but the version of the game you will take home from a retail store exists, ensuring the game won't see any surprise delays at the last second.

Also, though somewhat unrelated, Bungie has taken part in the ALS ice bucket challenge by pouring water over a Ghost. You can check out the video below.

Pyro, Zoe, And Saxton Hale Come To The PC Version

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Capybara is releasing its frenetic, time-bending action game, Super Time Force Ultra, on Steam in just a few days. As one final edition before the game’s release, the studio is adding three familiar Valve characters.

Team Fortress’ Pyro has a flare gun and a flamethrower at his disposal. Fire burns so, so good.

Left 4 Dead’s Zoe packs twin pistols and an unending supply of zombie-bursting propane tanks. They seem to work just as well here as they do against the undead.

Take A Deeper Look With Thirteen Minutes Of Narrated Footage

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Epic Games is hard at work on its upcoming sandbox building action game, Fortnite. You might recall that we featured the game on our May 2014 cover. Now, we’ve got a new look at the different characters and gameplay elements that make up the free-to-play title.

The thirteen-minute video shows off the Defend the Fort mode. Players are tasked with building up their fort and, when ready, closing a gate that will summon the storm and a horde of enemies. 

The enemies, known as Husks, can be defeated in direct combat or by laying traps (similar to Orcs Must Die). Each of the three classes offer different specialities, but aren’t limited to a set play style. You can equip your melee-focused ninja with ranged weapons if you prefer, or perhaps you’d like to give your gun toting commando a baseball bat.

FIFA Cracks Down On Transfer Market Cheaters

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FIFA Cracks Down On Transfer Market Cheaters

Cheaters at FIFA's lucrative Ultimate Team mode have led to the removal of the transfer market feature from the FIFA 14 web and mobile apps, but developer EA Canada is putting measures in place to punish cheaters, improve the stability of the transfer market on the consoles, educate players on the company's banning procedures, and restore the feature for the web and mobile apps.

We talked to Marcel Kuhn, lead producer of the franchise's Ultimate Team mode, who said that the developer has been aware of players using bots to farm enormous amounts of coins (the currency for purchasing player cards and other items in the mode's transfer market) and then re-sell them via outside websites. "It just now has reached the point where we have a lot of set up in the background and dedicated teams around this where we can put the proper effort on this."

Coin farming has not only affected the balance and pricing of the transfer market, but also the overall stability and usability for everyone. The illegal bots work at such an inhuman speed – EA says that bots generate four times as many transfer market searches than all human FUT players put together – that it not only causes stress and outages for EA's servers, but also edges out players from winning bids they've placed on Ultimate Team items.

Be The Very Best Artist When Pokémon Art Academy Arrives Oct. 24

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Nintendo has announced the release date for its latest 3DS art instruction software. Pokémon Art Academy will be out next month, with lessons on how to draw Pikachu and other popular pocket monsters.

The title features a progression system that takes players through basic sketching and coloring through more advanced techniques. As players continue through, more Pokémon are unlocked, including the more recent mega-evolutions.

The title will be out at retail and in the eShop on October 24. For more, check out an overview video of the software.