NHL 15 Demo Impressions – Where It Scores And Where It Hits The Post

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NHL 15 Demo Impressions – Where It Scores And Where It Hits The Post

This week the NHL 15 demo dropped, and for the first time gamers could play a game of hockey on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (don't worry last-gen users; you're not left in the dust). The demo is by no means the complete game, and as we learned earlier because of this transition, new-gen versions will not include EASHL and GM Connected modes. Even so, we wanted to see how the game is shaping up, so we hit the ice and played numerous matches on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The demo offers just a match between the Rangers and Kings, but ee spotted some familiar problems and also some promising implementations.

Note: These impressions are entirely based on the demo and may not reflect the final release.

The Promising

A City Sleeps: Harmonix's New Shooter

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A City Sleeps: Harmonix's New Shooter

Harmonix has announced A City Sleeps – a twin-stick shooter that also combines music elements to rid the world of dream demons.

The game stars Poe, a dream exorcist who must clear the demons from the dreams of the residents of SanLo.

Poe uses both a koto sword (which also shoots bullets) and ghost familiars. Familiars can possess objects in the world to become idols. These are used for offensive and defensive abilities, and as you play the game's music changes around your actions. The music itself also influences Poe's projectiles and enemies' spawning and movements.

Only Evil Can Destroy Evil

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Only Evil Can Destroy Evil

The latest trailer for CI Games' Lords of the Fallen sets the backdrop for protagonist Harkyn – an evil man sent to destroy evil forces.

It sounds like Harkyn has his work cut out for him in not only defeating Rhogar and his armies, but also uncovering the truth behind the invading evil and saving the world.

Lords of the Fallen comes out on October 28 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Exclusive Multiplayer Menu Screens

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Exclusive Multiplayer Menu Screens

Admittedly, menus aren't the prettiest or most interesting part of the recently announced multiplayer mode in Dragon Age: Inquisition. However, for fans who are interested in diving into all of the details and items available, these screens provide fuel for excitement and speculation.

We saw quick glimpses of the interface in the multiplayer trailer, but these shots provide a closer look at the potions, skills, and other elements of your between-match activities. 

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See Dragon Age: Inquisition's Multiplayer In Action

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A new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition shows off the game's newly announced four-player multiplayer mode, and provides some details about its customization and more.

At launch the standalone mode features 12 characters over three classes (Warrior, Rogue, and Mage), with plenty of loot to earn between them.

Think multiplayer in Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't for you? Check out Joe's recent article, "Five Incorrect Assumptions About Multiplayer."

New Cutscenes, Bosses, And Blades

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New Cutscenes, Bosses, And Blades

Square Enix has firmly planted the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix flag in December, sneaking in at the tail end of the fall rush. Even though it’s coming late in the season, Square Enix wants to make sure it doesn’t fall of your radar.

The new video shows off new bosses like Pinnochio’s enormous whale Monstro and Roxas in Kingdom Hearts 2, new keyblades in both playable titles, and updated cutscenes (making a big difference in Birth by Sleep). There are also new challenges and a number of new items to collect.

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Nintendo Releases 7 Music Tracks From Super Smash Bros.

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Nintendo Releases 7 Music Tracks From Super Smash Bros.

As promised, Nintendo has releases a number of tracks from the upcoming Super Smash Bros., including Mega Man's theme.

You can check out all the tracks in YouTube form below, and I saved the best for first with Mega Man's theme below.

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Rocksmith's "Bachsmith" DLC Is A Classical Gas

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Ubisoft goes back a few centuries to bring new rock version of some classical masterpieces to Rocksmith.

The Bachsmith DLC pack includes new guitar-oriented arrangements of five famous classic works: Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," Beethovan's "Midnight Sonata," Bach's "'Little' Fugue in G Minor," Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King," and Mozart's "Rondo Alla Turca."

You can watch the video below for a taste of the process that went into notetracking and creating these new arrangements. The Bachsmith DLC pack includes all five songs for $4.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac.

New Trailer Shows Off PlayStation Exclusive Content

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New Trailer Shows Off PlayStation Exclusive Content

This new clip lets you in on some of the extra content that PS4 and PS3 owners will receive when they purchase Destiny.

The video, posted on the PlayStation Blog, is below. It shows off some platform-exclusive content like the Exodus Blue multiplayer map, the Dust Palace co-op strike mission, as well as host of gear and weapons.

Destiny is slated to release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 9. All the content shown in the video is exclusive to PlayStation platforms.

Five Incorrect Assumptions About Multiplayer

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Five Incorrect Assumptions About Multiplayer

When it comes to big fantasy RPGs, players expect certain elements to be present. A powerful story, interesting characters, and satisfying progression are just a few of the pillars of the genre. Multiplayer is not high on that list of expectations, but maybe that’s because players haven’t seen it done well enough to want more. Dragon Age: Inquisition could change that.

Multiplayer is new to the Dragon Age franchise, and some people may be tempted to dismiss it as a half-baked or tacked-on attempt to expand an audience. Not only is that a misconception, but it also opens the door to other faulty assumptions about multiplayer and its role in Inquisition. If you have doubts about BioWare’s intent for this mode, these refutations of potential complaints should put your mind at ease.