Breaking Down Madden 15's Top 10 Overall Players

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Madden 15's Top 10 player ratings (based on players' Overall) have come out, which naturally stokes the fires of debate. We take a look at who's on the list and who isn't, compare the list with last year's top 10, and talk to football expert and Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame inductee Paul Charchian about the how the list stacks up with the real NFL.

Higher Profiles & Higher Ratings

Looking at the list below, while all of the players are certainly top-notch players in the league, could this year's renewed defensive focus in Madden NFL 15 and Richard Sherman's Super Bowl win be related to his appearance at the top spot? Certainly the cover appearance doesn't hurt either! Last year when Madden NFL 25 was released (both for last-gen in August and new-gen versions in November) Sherman wasn't in the top 10 (number 26 with a 96 Overall). However, the latest patch for Madden 25 – after the Super Bowl – put Sherman in fourth place with a 99 Overall rating.

The Sage Of Shadow Slays With Her New Naginata

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We already know that Impa, Guardian of Hyrule’s royal family, will be making an appearance as a playable character in Hyrule Warriors, but today we learned that she won’t be fighting with only her giant greatsword. Check out the trailer below to see the Sage of Shadow in-action, fighting with a naginata and a new, more agile moveset.

Impa isn’t the only character we know has multiple styles to choose from, as we’ve seen Link’s fire rod and power gloves in addition to the traditional sword-and-shield, as well as Zelda’s wind waker. The acrobatic flips and flashy martial arts Impa unleashes while equipped with the naginata seem a significant departure from her usual heavier style.

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Super Smash Bros. Gets Angry Birds-Like Target Blast Minigame

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With Super Smash Bros. just two months away on 3DS, we’re starting to get a better look at more of the elements included in the package. A new mode, called Target Blast, combines elements of the previous entries’ Target Smash and Home-run contest.

In this minigame, players will need to deal as much damage as possible to a bomb before launching at a structure littered with targets. Launching the explosive at the right time and aiming for the most chain reaction damage will net you the highest score.

Looking especially at the second image, this has a similar feel to Angry Birds, with pieces of the structure used to further the damage. The better you do, the more you’ll improve your “Global Smash Power” for online ranking. For more on Super Smash Bros., check out our coverage from E3 as the Wii Fit Trainer and Greninja. The 3DS version is slated to release on October 3. The Wii U version is yet undated, though Nintendo is targeting the “Holiday 2014” window. 

New Screens Give A Taste Of Gameplay

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NIS America's upcoming whodunit adventure title has a new batch of screenshots. This latest batch will give you a feel of what the gameplay is like and how the story is presented.

Danganronpa 2 is a murder mystery that instigates players to solve puzzles to survive and uncover the guilty party through trials. Players assume the role of various high school students that have their own strengths and weaknesses.

Though Japanese gamers have been able to play this on their PSPs since 2012, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair will launch in North America on Vita on September 2. Be sure to read our review of the first game in the series or read our previous previews to see trailers and learn more. 

Silently Slip Spies Past Security On Steam This Summer

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Games like OlliOlli and Shantae: Risky's Revenge have quietly hit Steam in recent weeks, and another stealthy title plans to sneak its way onto Valve's digital distribution platform. Klei Entertainment announced today that its isometric espionage title Invisible, Inc. will launch on Steam Early Access on August 19.

In Invisible, Inc., players will coordinate a group of super sleuths and their respective hacking, shooting, and sneaking skills through procedurally-generated turn-based missions. Klei's added some new features to the Early Access build since the game's alpha, including new mechanics like hiding bodies in the shadows and a mission select option for players to progress at their own pace.

For more on Invisible, Inc., check out this brief gameplay trailer and this trailer from the game's rebranding from its previous name, Incognita.

You Will Be Able To Uncover The World's Harshest Conspiracies This Fall

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The 80's: big hair, neon lights, cocaine - and an era of conspiracy. With Majestic Nights, developer Epiphany Games seeks to bring the tumultuous era into a new light by asking players to put aside previously accepted facts and explore an alternate reality where even the craziest conspiracy theories might just be true.

Majestic Nights is an episodic thriller, not unlike what we've seen from Telltale in the past few years. The first chapter (or 'Chapter Zero', rather) is free with the subsequent six chapters being paid. A season pass will be available.

In Majestic Nights, you serve to uncover the truth. As Cardholder, you are an intelligence agent who may have been present or responsible for some of history's biggest conspiracies. The teaser trailer below shows images of the moon landing, JFK, and more, which could imply story details.

Learn More About Shadowgate's Villain In New Cinematic Trailer

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So far, adventurers have only heard rumblings of a malevolent presence in Castle Shadowgate. A new trailer sheds puts a name to the main opposition in your quest – the warlock lord Talimar the Black.

Talimar has assembled his armies – including goblins and dragons – to help bring down the castle. Players will have to work their way through the structure room by room, solving puzzles and ultimately thwarting evil by assembling an ancient relic. Shadowgate is an update of the classic adventure game of the same, developed by two of the game's original creators. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the original game and the reimagined version here.

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Learn More About Shadowgate's Villain In New Cinematic Trailer

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Learn More About Shadowgate's Villain In New Cinematic Trailer

So far, adventurers have only heard rumblings of a malevolent presence in Castle Shadowgate. A new trailer sheds puts a name to the main opposition in your quest – the warlock lord Talimar the Black.

Talimar has assembled his armies – including goblins and dragons – to help bring down the castle. Players will have to work their way through the structure room by room, solving puzzles and ultimately thwarting evil by assembling an ancient relic. Shadowgate is an update of the classic adventure game of the same, developed by two of the game's original creators. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the original game and the reimagined version here.

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New Features And Upgrades Work To Make This The Most Realistic FIFA Yet

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New Features And Upgrades Work To Make This The Most Realistic FIFA Yet

In this new video feature, EA takes us through some of the upgraded features coming to FIFA 15. The developer is pulling out all stops to ensure that this year's iteration of the world's best-selling sports title is the most realistic yet.

Some of the upgrades that are coming include full-body defending, improved possession tackles, and more realistic ball physics. To see these and more in action, check out the video below.

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