GameSkinny RSS Feed The top articles on GameSkinny. http://www.gameskinny.com en Guild Launch, LLC Gay Pride Parade in Final Fantasy XIV Gay marriages are definitely something worth fighting for and now the virtual world is taking them seriously by allowing same-sex marriages in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Does this call for a celebration?!

Members of the Rough Trade Gaming Community, "the world's biggest LGBT guild," certainly seemed to think so! Hundreds of them got together to form their own online Gay Pride, which they called 'Pixel Parade'. Throughout this parade they dressed themselves in differently coloured ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/7dtqc/gay-pride-parade-in-final-fantasy-xiv Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:18 -0400
Destiny: Devil's Lair Guide To 0 Deaths Part I Devil's Lair is a 3 player fireteam mission. In this mission your goal is to fight through enemies to reach and kill the final boss. This mission is split into three key parts: the Refinery, the Devil Walker, and Sepiks Prime. In this guide, I'll cover the Refinery battle.

Enemies:

The following enemies appear throughout the battle in one stage or another. They're all relatively easy to take down, they just attack in large number. The head is the critical point for every enemy in this ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/3tt28/destiny-devils-lair-guide-to-0-deaths-part-i Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:39:03 -0400
This Generation, the Hardware Was Ready, But the Games Weren't After a generation that had lasted longer than any previous era in gaming history, the industry was champing at the bit.

2013 was a terribly down year across the board, as almost every month saw significant - sometimes huge - decreases in sales. Analysts called it "generational fatigue" and it was clear that gamers wanted new hardware. It was also clear that perhaps the industry needed new hardware.

And so, here comes the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One to the rescue. While sales continued ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/7g2fu/this-generation-the-hardware-was-ready-but-the-games-werent Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:42:54 -0400
Harley Quinn and Red Hood Story Packs Offered as Pre-Order DLC Fans of the mega-popular Arkham series probably don’t need much of an incentive to preorder Batman: Arkham Knight, but they just got two more reasons anyway. Fans who buy the game from GameStop before it’s 2015 release will receive two DLC packs that include story modes with Red Hood and Harley Quinn as playable characters.

The website Batman News got ahold of the leaked promotional picture from GameStop, which was hinting at a big announcement today while using a blurred photograph of Red ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/w7p71/harley-quinn-and-red-hood-story-packs-offered-as-pre-order-dlc Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:37:02 -0400
Train Operator Caught Playing Farmville Passenger Carlo Segura Linares was traveling through Mexico City when he noticed his train operator was playing Farmville. 

"I couldn't believe it when I got onto the train and saw this guy that was supposed to be driving playing Farmville on his tablet." Linares said.  He went on to say that the driver was opening and shutting the doors to give himself more playtime.

Farmville is a real-time, web-based game developed by Zynga.  It is available as an application on Facebook.  It has ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/y3vig/train-operator-caught-playing-farmville Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:52:43 -0400
Three More Characters Revealed for Hyrule Warriors Just hours after teasing that a new character would be revealed soon, Nintendo chose to already reveal three new playable characters for their upcoming Hyrule Warriors project. Through the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Nintendo announced that Darunia, Princess Ruto, and Sheik would all be included on the game’s roster.

The news signals a number of things for the game. First, it disproves the theory that began at E3 that the roster would be limited to nine characters, since the number ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/2rr8i/three-more-characters-revealed-for-hyrule-warriors Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:16:17 -0400
The Walking Dead Season 2, Ep. 4: Amid the Ruins: You Just Can't Save Everyone  Warning Minor Spoilers for Episode 4

Everyone dies someday and in a zombie apocalypse, someday might come sooner than you'd think. Telltale's The Walking Dead has never been afraid to show us the reality of the situation these characters are living in.  This has never been truer than in Episode Four: Amid the Ruins when Clementine and the player are forced to realize that they can't save everyone. The episode starts out right away with the player’s decision from the last episode and it ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/1tj36/the-walking-dead-season-2-ep-4-amid-the-ruins-you-just-cant-save-everyone Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:13:28 -0400
Gearbox Says 'Yes' to Battleborn Battleborn is Gearbox Software's newest project, set for release sometime next year. They're "assisting in the development of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" along with 2K Australia, according to an exclusive interview on GameInformer.com, but they want to put Borderlands 3 on the back burner - for now.

Borderlands and Borderlands 2 were such big successes for Gearbox that the gaming community is itching for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 3 especially. The company wants to show ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/zaa4p/gearbox-says-yes-to-battleborn-not-yet-to-borderlands-3 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:09:58 -0400
Areal Kickstarter Suspended The controversial kickstarter project Areal, started by West Games as the "developers of the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" has been suspended by Kickstarter after hitting and exceeding it's funding goal of $50,000. The problem that most people noticed was that the funding went from $40,000 to more than $60,000 despite only having added 2 more backers (which meant that some of the backers of the project changed their pledge to a higher amount).

When asked about its Kickstarter closure, ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/az330/areal-kickstarter-suspended Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:53:13 -0400
Video Game Hacker in Trouble with Square Enix Move over, Watch Dogs...

Final Fantasy Type-0, coming soon to the PS4, was a PSP exclusive in Japan, according to playstationlifestyle.net. Some hacker named Sky took it upon himself to hack the game, translate it, and attempt to release a patch of it online. However, his efforts were not without consequence.

His most recent blog post was extremely vague, but said, in other words, that he was unable to release the patch because of Square Enix. How could he not expect backlash, especially ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/6a371/video-game-hacker-in-trouble-with-square-enix Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:29:33 -0400
BioWare Delays Release of Dragon Age: Inquisition Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of Dragon Age: Inquisition, announced, today that the game's release date would be delayed. Inquisition was originally slated for an October 7th release, and with so many other games releasing then, it's no surprise BioWare would want to postpone the date.

Now, gamers in North America can look forward to November 18th for the release, and for gamers in Europe it's now November 21st. Plenty of time to finish the games that come out October 7th, such as Alien: ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/fuyaw/bioware-delays-release-of-dragon-age-inquisition Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:56:55 -0400
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Will Reach North American Shores in November Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is the latest in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. A crossover title featuring characters from Persona 3 and 4, the game recently released in Japan. Today developer Atlus revealed the American release date for the title.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will reach North America on November 25 on the 3DS. In the game, players bring together characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, and explore Etrian Odysssey-like dungeons. Unlike many other dungeon ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/741px/persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-will-reach-north-american-shores-in-november Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:34:54 -0400
Battlefield Hardline Delayed Until 2015 Gamers planning on robbing bank vaults as robbers and stopping bank heists as cops on Electronic Arts’ (EA) Battlefield Hardline video game will have to wait until after the holiday season.

The announcement that Battlefield Hardline would be delayed until early 2015 was made Tuesday by a blog post DICE vice president Karl Magnus Troedsson wrote. In it, he explained how the response from players experiencing the game’s beta influenced EA and DICE’s decision.

“This (beta) feedback also ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/8h7wv/battlefield-hardline-delayed-until-2015 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:51:57 -0400
Curse of Naxxramas Goes Live Today Blizzard has released the much anticipated expansion to its highly popular free to play card game, Hearthstone. If you already have Hearthstone installed on your computer all you'll need to do is start the Battle.net launcher and the game will take care of the rest for you. 

The following five wings will be available for gamers to play: 

  • The Arachnid Quarter- A web choked maze filled with many legged-minions. 
  • The Plague Quarter- Necromancers brew deadly plagues while a fungal ...
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http://www.gameskinny.com/2fn9v/curse-of-naxxramas-goes-live-today Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:14:10 -0400
Watchdog Group Finds UK Tech Prices Much Higher Than Peers Any UK gamer who has ever felt that their tech prices seemed high compared to their peers have found their vindication.

A watchdog group by the name of Which? compared the prices of 13 identical products for sale in North America and in the UK ranging from software to consoles, and found that prices in the UK were much higher than the prices available over seas.

For example, their research showed that a Samsung television was £407 (~$695) more expensive; consumer costs for consoles like ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/0u3pp/watchdog-group-finds-uk-tech-prices-much-higher-than-peers Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:01:55 -0400
Freedom Isn't Free: Google Play Store Changes Listing of F2P Games Free-to-Play or F2P games have been all the rage on mobile devices since their advent, and both Apple and Google have actually made a substantial profit off of these 'free' games, but yesterday that changed - for Google, at least. After being pressured by the European Commission of the Consumer Protection Cooperation network the multi-billion dollar technology giant has permanently removed the 'free' label from any games on the Google Play Store that allow for microtransactions.

According ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/feb4d/freedom-isnt-free-google-play-store-changes-listing-of-f2p-games Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:12:40 -0400
Free Up Some Space: The Last of Us: Remastered is 50GB Install Attention gamers: It has been reported that The Last of Us: Remastered will take up 50GB of your PS4 hard drive space. IGN states that some copies of the game have been released early, revealing the massive install space needed. This signifies a lot of remastering, considering that the PS3 version is a 26GB download size. Be excited and make some room!

This news finally answers the "Can we fit all of this on the disc?" question saying, yes, just barely. It is definitely worth it, though. ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/fi6en/free-up-some-space-the-last-of-us-remastered-is-50gb-install Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:19:29 -0400
[Interview] "After Reset" Explores the World After The Apocalypse For the first time in human history, all of humanity is governed by one central government.  At first, everything appears to be going well until the alien artifacts landed on earth. Despite the people of earth’s attempts, they couldn’t find anything about these strange devices.

Everything changed on the Twelfth of May…


A nuclear chain reaction caused by unknown means set the surface of the earth ablaze, leaving billions dead and the few survivors devastated by the destruction. 


Your ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/4hk6d/interview-after-reset-explores-the-world-after-the-apocalypse Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:18:08 -0400
Nvidia SHIELD's Sibling is a Tablet The phenomenal folks over at Nvidia are at it once again with their latest piece of awesome technology--the SHIELD Tablet.

Made with the world's fastest Tegra K1 mobile processor, "unbeatable" tablet graphics, video, audio, and an advanced, responsive stylus. It has the ability to pair with the optional SHIELD wireless controller for the ultimate in gaming control. The SHIELD Tablet has everything you could possibly need for your games, apps, and movies with 1080p streaming.

The SHIELD ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/jkitm/nvidia-shields-sibling-is-a-tablet Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:07:28 -0400
Take Your VR Experience Further With the Trinity Magnum The Trinity Magnum is a precision motion control gun peripheral. It is being designed by TrinityVR for the Oculus Rift virtual reality device. Trinity has recently put their new peripheral up on Kickstarter to fund it's final push into production for developers.

At first glance, the Magnum look similar to a PlayStation Move Device. This is because it is designed to be tracked independently from the head-mounted display of the Oculus and it is tracked via camera. This is very similar to how ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/cwgz3/take-your-vr-experience-further-with-the-trinity-magnum Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:49:13 -0400
Hearthstone Naxxramus Arachnid Quarter Guide This guide will cover hero abilities, strategies, and recommended classes for taking down the three bosses of Hearthstone's Naxxramus Arachnid Quarter.

Naxxramus features a host of deathrattle specific cards, the full list can be found here on Hearthpwn. I recommend every class have a few silences against these bosses to avoid deathrattle synergies. Also, deathrattle is slow - take advantage of this by going for the face and try to end the fight before the bosses ramp up.

Deathrattle ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/6h61q/hearthstone-naxxramus-arachnid-quarter-guide Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:10:15 -0400
The Last Of Us Hits The Stage! Everyone who has played The Last of Us will agree that it was an intense and emotional journey which well and truly plucked at our heart-strings! The storyline and gameplay was thrilling from beginning to end and the character development and relationship between the player and Ellie was perfectly executed. 

Now there is a chance to re-immerse ourselves in this heart-breaking story all over again, but in a completely new light; as a live theatre experience!

PlayStation, Naughty Dog, and

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http://www.gameskinny.com/lvaqd/the-last-of-us-hits-the-stage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:30:58 -0400
PlayStation Now: Built to Succeed, Set Up to Fail When first announced, there was a great deal of skepticism around Sony's PlayStation Now service. No one could really question the merits as consoles have grown to be backwards incompatible, making those bargain bin last generation acquisitions useless without the matching console. If the plethora of HD reboots/remakes/remasters and collections of older downloadable combined with the ever-popular 'retro' titles like Shovel Knight have shown us anything, it is that gamers love their classic ...

]]> http://www.gameskinny.com/qsb9d/playstation-now-built-to-succeed-set-up-to-fail Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:16:00 -0400 Heroes of Newerth Tour Season 3 and Plinko Announced Sometimes I wish I played videogames for a living.

Beginning July 26, Heroes of Newerth launches its biggest eSports event of the year, HoN Tour Season 3. The campaign, spanning a whopping seven months, will feature some of the world’s finest amateur and pro players and a continuously growing $70,000 prize pool. For the grand finale, the tournament’s top teams will be invited to a live World Finals showdown next March on the Newerth´s biggest stage. Oh, the sweet glory and fame, and money, ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/ovn2f/heroes-of-newerth-tour-season-3-and-plinko-announced Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:12:07 -0400
US EPA Water Tweets about Kim Kardashian: Hollywood A little over an hour ago, the Twitter account for the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water tweeted something a bit peculiar. Amid calls for people to #ditchthemyth and learn more about clean water and the effects of toxic mold on people and pets, there was another call: to play the new hot mobile game about E! star Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. 

It's good the account makes sure to note that RT's and mentions do not count as endorsements, because ...

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http://www.gameskinny.com/o6gkr/us-epa-water-tweets-about-kim-kardashian-hollywood Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:19:58 -0400