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Getting Physical

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Getting PhysicalUnfortunately the Kinect has become almost completely irrelevant. What started off as an innovative piece of hardware designed to change the way we game forever, has degenerated into an advanced fitness camera for people too lazy to go to the gym. Microsoft assures supporters that it has not abandoned the Kinect, but getting bigger 3rd party studios to integrate motion controls into future releases is going to become increasingly difficult.

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Reader Discussion: Are Exclusives Getting Ridiculous?

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Unfortunately, we are living in a day and age where the major console contenders are trying to win over players by garnering exclusive content, or maybe its just getting more pronounced. Sony just published a video(shown above) to show off their exclusives with Destiny. In fact, there are so many exclusives that there is an entire webpage to detail all of the game’s exclusives to the PlayStation platform.

Recently, Microsoft inserted its foot into its mouth, and subsequently tripped over it, by announcing the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider as a console exclusive. Quickly they had to clarify that stance by telling everyone that it is a “timed” exclusive and that they don’t own the rights to the franchise. This leaves it wide open for Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix to port the game to other platforms at a later date.

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SDCC 2014: Police Need Your Help Concerning a Cosplayer (Updated)

Beltravi:

I hope this poor girl recovers and doesn’t let this event take away her love for a community that is obviously in full support behind her.

Originally posted on Graphic Policy:

When a lot of the discussion before, during, and after San Diego Comic-Con has been about cosplay, harassment and consent, this drives home the point something needs to be done, and conventions need to take safety seriously. Tumblr blog Test Your Luck has the details.

One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.

”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter (redacted) aka (redacted) was found on the…

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No Girls Allowed – IeSF Hosts Male-Only Hearthstone Tournament

Beltravi:

What’s a girl gamer to do?

Originally posted on What's Your Tag?:

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Reddit has once again brought attention to some interesting controversy. The International e-Sports Federation, a global organization based in South Korea that is dedicated to promote e-sports as an actual sport, have been starting the promotions and announcements for the Assembly Summer 2014 in Finland. What caught the eyes of eager e-sport enthusiasts wasn’t the list of games, but who was excluded from the games.

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It’s easy to notice the jarring line in the second paragraph: The participation is open only to Finnish male players. Those hosting the tournament were quick to point out that the event is subject to the rules of IeSF’s tournament regulations.

Well that’s a relief, here I thought there was actually a problem. Wait a minute. There is. Why would an organization that wants to promote e-sports as a legitimate ‘official sport’ exclude a good portion of the population from their events? Markus “Olodyn” Koshivirta…

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Collector’s Edition Announced

Beltravi:

I need to sell my soul for this.

Originally posted on What's Your Tag?:

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The fourth quarter of the year is going to be an expensive one for consumers, as developers are releasing some deviously delicious games this fall/winter. Square Enix is no exception, as they’ve unveiled the collector’s edition of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call for the 3DS, sequel to the original rhythm game released in 2012.

Square Enix has released details about a collector’s edition for North America, priced at $69.99. This bundle includes:

  • Limited edition of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
  • Collector’s edition packaging
  • 5 track Theatrhythm Final Fantasy remix CD
  • 3DS collector’s pouch
  • 20 track best of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy CD
  • 5 premium collector’s cards

The North American version will be released on September 16th, 2014. Fear not, Europe, for Square Enix is thinking of you as well.

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Priced at £44.99 and releasing on September 19th, 2014, the European Collector’s Edition comes with the following:

  • Limited edition of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy:…

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New Location Revealed for Dragon Age: Inquisition

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With E3 around the corner, developers are happily feeding their followers tidbits from the major titles that are sure to be shown at the annual video game conference. One of the titles that has many players drooling in anticipation is Dragon Age: Inquisition, the next chapter in Bioware’s fantastic saga.

Promising to cover more geographical territory than the previous two games, the possible new locations are a hot topic for fans. Bioware created a stunning world full of political intrigue and mystical elements all rolled up into one lush package, and we just can’t get enough of it. To tease us further, Bioware has boasted that one map alone is four to five times the size of Ferelden, the setting of the first game.

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Just today, the Dragon Age Facebook page released the image of a murky and haunting locale called ‘Therinfal Redoubt’, along with the following caption:

A bit…

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