Have Fayth In Your Musical Prowess And Win Various Prizes

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Have Fayth In Your Musical Prowess And Win Various Prizes

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy gave players the chance to orchestrate classic series anthems with their 3DS stylus, and Square Enix looks to capture that magic once again with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. Now, with the sequel's release upcoming, Square Enix wants fans to perform Final Fantasy's main theme for real, and will reward entrants for doing so.

As part of the Legacy of Music campaign, Square Enix revealed it'll be hosting a contest, judged by series composer Nobuo Uematsu, in which fans submit a video of themselves performing the Final Fantasy main theme. Participants can perform the theme in any manner of their choosing, but the video must be no longer than one minute and 30 seconds, and must also include some kind of signage indicating the participant's favorite Final Fantasy title.

The grand prize winner will earn a slew of themed prizes: a complimentary trip for two to a Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy concert, official soundtracks for each main Final Fantasy titles, a Final Fantasy Static Arts mini figure, a collector's edition of the game signed by Uematsu himself, and a limited edition Curtain Call Japanese 3DS LL. For full details, watch the video below.

Take A Look At The First 100 Cars You Can Drive

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Take A Look At The First 100 Cars You Can Drive

Microsoft is starting off its Forza Horizon 2 car reveals with a whopping 100 spoiled just today. This is nearly half of the over 200 cars promised to be drivable in the racing sim.

Forza Horizon 2 allows you to explore an open world three times as large as the previous iteration in all of the fancy cars your heart could desire. For more information, read our in-depth preview on what the title will offer.

Below is a list of the first 100 cars spoiled. Beneath that you will find an image gallery where you can see five of the brand new cars coming exclusively to this title. These five are the 1945 Jeep Willys MB, 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe, 2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR, 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE, and the 1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S.

Naughty Dog Details Changes To Factions Multiplayer

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Naughty Dog Details Changes To Factions Multiplayer

Last week, we went hands-on with the single-player portion of The Last of Us Remastered Edition. The title looks great, especially when side-by-side with the original release on PlayStation 3. We didn’t get to see how the Factions multiplayer mode is shaping up though, but today we have some new information.

The Factions mode will be running at 1080p and targets 60 frames per second (just like the single-player mode, which is also variable and can be locked at 30 FPS). There have been some minor tweaks to the formula, also.

Multiplayer trophies no longer require you to complete the match without being killed. However, the number of downs or executions has been raised from three to five. 

Madden 15 Reveals Top Rookie Ratings

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Madden 15 Reveals Top Rookie Ratings

Lots of rookies go from being the kings of their campuses to low men on the totem pole in the NFL, but nothing's as shocking as finding out your ratings in Madden NFL 15.

EA has released the player ratings for the top 13 overall rookies drafted in this past May, and in doing so projects seemingly good things for players like number one overall pick by the Texans, Jadeveon Clowney (83 overall); Bills' WR Sammy Watkins (93 speed, 88 catching); and Falcons' right tackle Jake Matthews (90 pass block). Left off the list were players picked in the real-life top 10 of the NFL draft like Vikings' linebacker Anthony Barr, Browns' corner Justin Gilbert, and Lions' TE Eric Ebron.

Johnny Football didn't make the top 13, but you can see his and others' reactions to hearing his player ratings in the game in the video below.

Link’s Power Gloves Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

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Link’s Power Gloves Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

Link, all you do is wre-e-eck me in this new video for Hyrule Warriors. The Hero of Time is wielding the Power Gloves (first appearance: Link to the Past), which give him the power to lift heavy objects, toss pillars of stone, and wield a wrecking ball-like morning star.

We’ve never seen Link hit so hard (in love), and we have no doubt that all he wants to do is break your walls. You can check out the video below.

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Unleash The Furies This Fall

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Unleash The Furies This Fall

NIS America's Fairy Fencer F has a new batch of screens that show off the lead characters. The game was originally released in Japan in October of last year but is being localized for North America and Europe.

The RPG puts you in the shoes of Fang, a young man who discovers a Fury - a sword imbued with godly energy - and inadvertently becomes a Fencer, a warrior who can wield a Fury. The gameplay features turn-based combat and plenty of customization.

Some of the characters shown include Fang, the edgy and foul-mouthed lead, Pippin, a wise and mysterious fencer, and Tiara, a hot-headed and masochistic fencer. The screens and the rest of the characters can be seen in the gallery below.

Challenge Modes Shake Up The Classic Formula This Fall

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Challenge Modes Shake Up The Classic Formula This Fall

After nearly 30 years of vexing players with frantic brick-placement shenanigans, Tetris keeps finding ways to reinvent itself to stay fresh for new audiences. Today, Ubisoft announced Tetris Ultimate will come to 3DS with four exclusive challenge modes: Master, Rotation Lock, Escalation, and Invisible.

While Rotation Lock and Invisible are self explanatory (and sound absurdly challenging), master mode sees the Tetromino game pieces droping instantly, removing the ability to guide them down the screen at your own pace, and Escalation requires you to remove more lines as you progress through levels. The 3DS version will also allow you to share and record replays, as well as view your friends', so you can adopt and adapt your strategies to climb the worldwide leaderboards.

In addition to these platform-exclusive modes, Tetris Ultimate 3DS comes with classic game modes like endless and sprint modes, as well as two online battle modes. On top of the traditional battle mode, Battle Ultimate introduces offensive and defensive power-ups for added complexity.

Blizzard Reveals Five More New Cards

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Blizzard Reveals Five More New Cards

The first piece of Hearthstone’s Curse of Naxxramas expansion rolls out tomorrow, July 22, (for free if you play it at least once during the month-long launch celebration). There are 30 new cards coming, and today, Blizzard has given us a look at some of them.

You can check out the five new cards below. The full rundown of twenty-seven that have been “spoiled” so far can be found on the Hearthstone Facebook page.

Curse of Naxxramas will be unveiled in five stages, with each new “wing” opening up weekly following tomorrow’s launch. If you’re interested in buying into the expansion, it’ll cost you $19.99 during the launch period (provided you unlock the free Arachnid Quarter during that time). After that, it goes up to $24.99. 

New Playable Characters Revealed Along With New Trailer And Screens

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Koei Tecmo America released all kinds of new info on Omega Force's upcoming Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate today, including the first trailer, five new playable characters, and a number of in-game screenshots.

Three of the five characters coming to Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate are original to the series. They are: Nezha, a young officer from the Mystic Realm who wields a flaming spear, Yinglong, a stern Mystic Realm officer from the distant past, and a regal-looking robed woman named Tamamo. Screens of the new characters in cutscenes and on the battlefield are available in the gallery below. Screens are from the PS3 and PS4 versions.

Along with the three original characters, crossover characters Sophitia Alexandra from the Soul Calibur series, and Sterk from the Atelier series will be joining Orochi’s roster. The characters have received updated backstories involving space-time rifts to explain their appearance in the Warriors universe. 

The Last Of Us Live Comes To Santa Monica For One Night Only

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We had a chance to play the PlayStation 4 version of The Last of Us, and were impressed by the work Naughty Dog has put into the Remastered Edition. The new version of our 2013 Game of the Year will be out in just over a week, and to celebrate, Sony and Naughty Dog are holding a special event.

On July 28 in Santa Monica, Geoff Keighley will be hosting The Last of Us: One Night Live. The event will feature live readings of some of the scenes with voice actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and others under the direction of Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann.

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