Persona 4 Arena Ultimax story and character trailers

Atlus has some new trailers detailing the story and characters for the upcoming Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Check them out below.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is set for release on September 30 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Tokyo Game Show 2014 opens this week

The Tokyo Game Show, showcasing the best in Japanese gaming, kicks off this week on September 18 and runs until September 21. Among those showing off their upcoming games are Square Enix, Atlus, Platinum Games, Comcept, and Capcom, along with some new faces. Nearly 80 games have been confirmed to be making an appearance at this year’s TGS, and it’s likely there will be some surprises.

Sony will be showing off games like Bloodborne and LittleBigPlanet 3, though conspicuously absent seems to be the eagerly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV. Microsoft is making its Japanese debut with the Xbox One and plans on showing off demos for games like Ori and the Blind Forest and Halo: The Master Chief Collection...

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Microsoft buys out developer Mojang

Microsoft has bought out Minecraft Developer Mojang. The deal, reported to be worth 2.5 billion dollars, was confirmed on Mojang’s official website. Among the chief reasons for the sale is that Minecraft creator Notch has “decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance.” Notch has stated that he wanted to work on smaller projects, but was prevented to do so simply because of how big Minecraft has become. “Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance,” Mojang said in a statement on its website. “Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.”

Microsoft was picked for the sale because Mojang felt they had “the resources to grow Minecraft on a s...

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Destiny: Review in progress- On to Mars and the Cabal

The sands of Mars look quite impressive, with their reddish color offering a stark contrast between the jungles of Venus, the grasslands of Old Russia, and the grey rock on the Moon. This is the domain of the Cabal, a hefty sized warrior race that seems to take their ranks straight from Greco-Roman history, as their ranks are made up of such things as the Legionary (no armor, but mobile and packing a lot of firepower), the Phalanx ( a warrior carrying a large shield and an impressive handgun), and the Centurion (big brute with a big gun). They offer yet another challenge and once again force you to adapt your tactics in combat. Legionaries often leap about like frogs on a hot plate, and the Phalanx keep their large shield front and center...

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New releases for the week of Monday, September 15, 2014

While we certainly have a varied bunch of games heading our way this week, there don’t seem to be any real big titles. You can get some fighting in with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. Or maybe you’d like to spend some time in the kitchen with Cooking Mama 5: Bon Apetit! You can indulge your musical side with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, or you can dive into the post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2. On the home video front, one of the biggest summer releases (in more ways than one) comes to your television set in the form of Godzilla. The sleeper hit The Fault in Our Stars also comes to DVD and Blu-ray, along with multiple TV seasons (Big Bang Theory, Castle, Bones, Arrow, Hannibal, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Hawaii Five-O, and South Park)...

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Destiny: Review in progress- A visit to The Reef and those vexing Vex

I’m now about 12 hours into Destiny, and have finished up my last story mission on the Moon (Shrine of Oryx). The story is maintaining some interest, but it seems that there are some missed opportunities that Bungie could have taken. One thing that might have made things a little more interesting would be if there was a way to align yourself with one of the factions, even if them being an ally would be temporary. This occurred to me as I came across the Fallen and the Hive doing battle with each other. Could’ve been neat to align with one or the other, but instead Bungie opted for a me versus the world option, continuing to make everything in Destiny’s universe bullet fodder. It’s still fun shooting everything in sight, but I think of what could have been to add even more variety.

After th...

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Destiny: Review in progress- Venus and a turn in the story

I’m now in Day 4 with Destiny, and I’m happy to report that some of the enthusiasm I had for the game from playing the beta in July is returning. That’s not to say all of the issues I’ve had thus far with Bungie’s online sci-fi shooter have up and vanished. No, they’re still there. But I’ve also hit a little variety in the missions, got an interesting reveal in the story line, and have opened up Venus and The Reef. Up to level 11 now, and getting some niftier guns and armor. These couple of story missions I played tonight (Sword of Crota, Chamber of Night on the Moon, A Stranger’s Call on Venus) have offered some differences not only in environments and enemies, but in gameplay as well...

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Bungie reveals September’s events for Destiny

Destiny has been out for a couple of days now, and already many players have put a fair amount of time into the game and have their Guardians leveled up beyond 20. For those upper level characters, Bungie has revealed some new events coming to the shooter for September that include new missions, weekend playlists, and gear. The events are as follows.

September 12- September 14

Things kick off with Salvage, a playlist based in the Crucible that revolves around securing a set of artifacts. Both small and mid-sized maps will be featured, rewarding players with new gear, player marks, and reputation. This is a weekend event only.

September 16

Vault of Glass opens up. This is a raid that takes place on Venus, and is recommended for players level 26 and up. This looks to be an ongoing event.


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Destiny: Review in progress- To the Moon, Alice!

After mopping up the story missions in Old Russia on Earth, I moved on to the next world in line: the Moon. The first story mission was available in the beta. Called The Dark Beyond, the mission puts you on the trail of a Guardian who has gone missing. You find the Guardian’s body at the doors of the Temple of Crona. Needless to say, once these doors open, nothing good is likely to pour out.

The story is still unfolding at a slow pace. The little tidbits you get from Ghost (plus wondering about that Guardian shadowing you) is just enough to keep you interested in pressing forward. And while the gameplay is still fairly fun, especially when leveling up both yourself and your weapons, it still doesn’t vary much...

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Richard Kiel, known as James Bond villain “Jaws”, dead at the age of 74

Richard Kiel, the towering actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the villain “Jaws” in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) alongside Roger Moore, has passed away in a California hospital. Kiel had been hospitalized for a broken leg, according to TMZ, but it’s not clear if that had anything to do with his death. The actor was 74 years old.

Kiel, who stood 7 feet, 1.5 inches tall due to a hormonal condition called acromegaly, began his career in television in 1960 on the show Klondike. He worked in television through the 1960s into the 1970s before switching mainly over to movie roles. One of his first notable roles was that of Samson in the Burt Reynolds prison/football movie The Longest Yard (1974)...

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