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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Yacht Club has updated its official Shovel Knight page with information regarding the future of the game.

    First off, the website confirms a physical release for each version of the game (except for the PS Vita and PC outside of Europe). The retail version of the game will release in October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe. Both retail and digital copies of the game contain the same content.


    Secondly, there's more detail on the upcoming DLC for the game:

    Of course, like the digital version, every boxed version will also receive FREE future updates as they become available:

    • Specter Knight’s Campaign – A full campaign starring the shadowy scythe spinner!
    • King Knight’s Campaign – A crazy campaign with the gilded goob himself!
    • Battle Mode – Duel with up to 4 players as your favorite heroic or villainous knight! (Wii U/PS4/XB1/PC exclusive)
    • Body Swap Mode –  Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a dude? Well, now you’ll be able to change them all around, along with the rest of the cast!
     
    Lastly, Yacht Club teases that the upcoming DLC will launch "very soon", and notes plans to release some kind of Nintendo exclusive content, similar to the Kratos DLC for PlayStation systems and Battletoads DLC for the Xbox One.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259785/shovel-knight-coming-to-retail-in-october-dlc-detailed/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has said that Star Fox Zero is not that far off a virtual reality experience, as the game uses the second screen on the GamePad.

    "Thanks to the motion sensor and the second screen on the GamePad, Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience," said Miyamoto. "Nintendo's principle was and is always to make games that people play together in front of the TV. I think Star Fox Zero is that. [But] if we someday do experiments in VR, there is the Star Fox brand [we could consider implementing]."

    Miyamoto added that the controls for Star Fox Zero are more complex as players have to use both the TV and the screen on GamePad:

    "There are many ways how video games entertain the player. One of these ways is the process of coming to understand how a game works – another is the process of mastering the controls. By mastering the controls, you improve, which results in having fun. Our intention was not that players suggest: 'There are two screens, that is making it complicated.' Instead: 'There are two screens, I can do different things on them.

    It is hard to understand the basics if you just try Star Fox Zero for a few minutes at a games expo. But if people buy the game and play it at home, after one or two days, they will reach the point where they understand how it works and how to master it – that is the moment the fun begins."

    Source: [Spiegel Online via MCVUK]

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259777/miyamoto-star-fox-zero-is-not-so-far-from-a-vr-experience/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Developer From Software has announced that its Dark Souls franchise has sold more than eight million units worldwide.

    The figure includes sales from the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, as well as the remastered Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. Figures for Demon's Souls and Bloodborne, which are considered spiritually linked to the series, are not included in this total.

    The next game in the franchise, Dark Souls 3, will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016.

     Source: [Famitsu via NeoGAF]

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259776/dark-souls-franchise-hits-8-million-sold/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft has released more details regarding its upcoming Xbox briefing at Gamescom. It will take place on Tuesday August 4th at 4pm CEST (3pm GMT/10am ET/7am PT) and can be watched on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox.com, and Windows Phone.

    Microsoft has also confirmed that more details for Scalebound, Quantum Break, and Crackdown will be revealed at the briefing. All three games are scheduled to be released in 2016.

    The Xbox booth at Gamescom will be open from Wednesday August 5th to Sunday August 9th. Playable games at the booth will include Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

    Microsoft will also be holding the Xbox FanFest: Gamescom 2015 from Tuesday August 4th through Wednesday August 5th. More details will be released for this at a later date.

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259779/xbox-gamescom-briefing-dated-scalebound-quantum-break-amp-crackdown-to-show/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Nintendo has announced that a new ranked battle mode called 'Tower Control' will be added to Splatoon on July 1st at 10PM EST.


    Here are the details for this new mode.

    "The objective of Tower Control is to ride a single floating tower into the enemy’s base. Both teams rush toward the tower, which is initially placed in the center of the map, and the tower will start moving automatically once a player climbs aboard. But beware: Riding the tower will increase the chances of being splatted, as every player has his or her target on the tower. Riding the tower alone is pretty tough, encouraging randomly selected teams of players to team up to accomplish their goal.

    Just like in Ranked Battle and Turf War, players will be rewarded for working together as a team. Surrounding the tower and protecting the player riding the tower, using each stage’s features to gain an advantage, and supporting each other are the keys to victory."

    Nintendo will be showing off this new mode today on its Twitch Channel at 6PM EST.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259775/tower-control-mode-coming-to-splatoon-tomorrow/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    The PlayStation 4 reportedly has between 70 percent and 90 percent market share in continental Europe according to Sony's Jim Ryan.

    "We have a very significant market leadership," Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe President Jim Ryan told VG247. "Well, we have market leadership in every country in Europe, and have very significant market leadership in continental Europe. Extremely significant. I don’t think market-share’s any less than 70%, and frequently greater than 90% in continental Europe."

    Ryan added that with current sales of the PlayStation 4 there is no need for a price cut, "Particularly in Europe… our momentum is still very considerable. We’re happy with the price and we’re happy with the value proposition. Consumers, equally and more importantly, appear to be happy with the price and the value proposition. We’ll leave it where it is for now."

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259778/ps4-has-70-to-90-market-share-in-continental-europe/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    21,038,004 people watched the E3 2015 coverage on Twitch, Twitch's VP of Marketing & Communications, Matthew DiPietro, has announced.

    Peak concurrent viewers more than doubled to 840,000. That is 16 times the number of people who attended E3 in person. The Microsoft press conference had the most concurrent viewers amongst the hardware developers' press conferences, while Electronic Arts had the most amongst the software developers' presentations.

    More than 174,000 purchased the Humble Bundle E3 Digital Ticket which helped raise more than $390,000 for charity.

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259769/21-million-people-watched-e3-on-twitch/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Valve has announced that pre-orders for the early allocations of Steam Machines, the Steam controller, and the Steam Link are now sold out. Pre-orders will, however, remain open for the official launch allocation.

    Early allocations are expected to arrive as early as October 16th, while the official launch is on November 10th.

    Steam Machines start as low as $449, while the Steam controller and Steam Link are each priced at $49.99.

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259767/early-allocations-of-steam-machines-have-sold-out/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Voice actor Nolan North has confirmed the existence of The Last of Us 2.

    This is another in a series of leaks by North on Metrocon 2015 panel. During the panel North said "I know they're doing The Last of Us 2", in response to a question about Naughty Dog's current projects.

    You can view the discussion panel below:

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259773/nolan-north-confirms-the-last-of-us-2/

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    June 30th, 2015GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft has announced this week's Deals with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members. There are four games on sale for the Xbox One and 12 games for the Xbox 360. These deals run through July 6th.

    Xbox One games on sale:

    CONTENT TITLECONTENT TYPEDISCOUNT
    Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Xbox One Game 67%
    Peggle 2 Magical Masters Edition Xbox One Game 67%
    Tower of Guns Xbox One Game 40%
    Thomas Was Alone Xbox One Game 50%

    Xbox 360 games on sale:

    CONTENT TITLECONTENT TYPEDISCOUNT
    Burnout Paradise Xbox 360 Game 75%
    Crysis 2 Xbox 360 Game 80%
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Xbox 360 Game 80%
    Mirror’s Edge Xbox 360 Game 75%
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Xbox 360 Game 67%
    Skate 3 Xbox 360 Game 75%
    Peggle 2 Xbox 360 Game 67%
    Fuse Xbox 360 Game 75%
    Syndicate Xbox 360 Game 75%
    Chivalry Xbox 360 Game 50%
    MX vs. ATV Alive Xbox 360 Game 75%
    MX vs. ATV Reflex Xbox 360 Game 75%

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259771/this-weeks-deals-with-gold-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-mirrors-edge/

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