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The Walking Dead: Season Two- Episode 5 “No Going Back” trailer

A trailer for the season finale of The Walking Dead: Season Two, titled “No Going Back”, has been released. Check it out below (trailer courtesy of MKIceAndFire).

The finale looks set for release next week, hitting the PC, Mac, PS3 (North America), and Vita (North America) on August 26, with the Xbox 360 and Europe’s Sony users getting it the next day on August 27, and iOS getting it worldwide on August 28. Stay tuned for our review following the release.

  
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Final Fantasy Explorers coming to Japan this December

Final Fantasy Explorers, the latest entry in the Final Fantasy franchise, will be coming to Japan this December for the Nintendo 3DS. Check out the Japanese trailer below.

The game has various job classes for players to choose from. So far these classes include Black Mage, White Mage, Monk, and Knight. Black Mages use dark magic, White Mages use healing magic, Monks fight with their bare hands, and Knights use a sword and shield. Players can explore the world and complete quests, encountering a wide variety of monsters including Summons such as Ifrit. The game can be played solo or with up to three others in a co-op mode, which uses both local wireless and online Wi-Fi connectivity.

The game’s release date is currently set for December 18 in Japan...

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The Maze Runner trailer

Yet another young adult sci-fi novel is making its way to the big screen this year, following Divergent and The Giver. Next up is The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner. Check out the trailer below.

The movie is directed by Wes Ball, making his feature film debut, and stars Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) as Thomas, a young man who wakes up in an elevator with his memory erased, and finds himself in a community of boys surrounded by a gigantic maze. The arrival of a mysterious girl brings changes tot heir world, and they need to band together to find a way through the maze to freedom. The movie also starsĀ  Kaya Scodelario (Clash of the Titans) as Teresa and Thomas-Brodie Sangster (Jojen Reed in HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Newt.

The Maze Runner arrives in theaters on September 19.

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No competitive multiplayer in either 2014 Assassin’s Creed game

Those who may be looking forward to playing some competitive multiplayer in either Unity or Rogue look to be out of luck. According to a report in Joystiq, neither 2014 release in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be featuring multiplayer. Rogue on the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be a single player affair only, while Unity, coming out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC will have at least a four person co-op mode. Ubisoft delivered the following statement to Joystiq:

“With Assassin’s Creed Unity, the pillars of the franchise have evolved thanks to the potential of new-generation consoles. With that evolution, we wanted to bring a new type of multiplayer experience, which was asked for by fans and which we wanted to explore for a long time: cooperative gameplay.

“Our aim was to have a seamless singl...

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Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For clips and trailers

For those who can’t wait until Friday for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, here’s a few clips and trailers to tide you over. Enjoy!

(clip courtesy of IGN)

(clip courtesy of MOVIES Coming Soon)

(clip courtesy of MOVIES Coming Soon)

(clip courtesy of IGN)

  
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Destiny- Venus gameplay trailer

Bungie has released a new trailer showing off Venus in the full game. We got to see part of Venus in the Shores of Time map in the Crucible multiplayer matches, but it looks like exploring the planet is going to be a bit more extensive. Take a look below.

Destiny launches on September 9.

  
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Nintendo responds to petition to have Robin Williams made into an NPC in future Legend of Zelda game

In the wake of popular actor/comedian Robin Williams death, two petitions were circulated by Change.org to have Williams immortalized in video games. Williams was known to have been an avid gamer, naming his daughter Zelda after the popular Nintendo series and doing a set of ads with his daughter for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. One petition was sent to Blizzard Entertainment to place Williams in World of Warcraft, which has succeeded and will be happening. The other was sent to Nintendo to place Williams as an NPC in a future Legend of Zelda game. Nintendo has responded to the petition, with a spokesperson speaking to Polygon...

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Fantasy Life release dates

Fantasy Life, from developer LEVEL-5 (Ni no Kuni, Dragon Quest, Rogue Galaxy) for the Nintendo 3DS, has release dates for both North America and Europe. Europe is getting the game a bit sooner, on September 26, while those in North America need to wait until October 24.

Fantasy Life is an RPG where you can play as you like, whether that be an adventurous explorer, fisherman, or wood-cutter. The game has 12 different life classes that you can change to at any time, and reinvents itself depending on what Life you lead. The game is open world, with plenty of unique areas for you to explore, and you can create your own home in each town, complete with custom designed furniture. The game is designed for you to create your own adventure and play as you wish...

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Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For- Jessica Alba clip

The Robert Rodriguez helmed sequel to Frank Miller’s Sin City hits theaters on Friday. Take a look at the clip below featuring Jessica Alba as Nancy. Looks like she’s taking a darker turn…

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For also features returning stars besides Alba Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Powers Boothe, and Devon Aoki, along with newcomers to the cast Josh Brolin, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, and Eva Green.

  
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New releases for the week of Monday, August 18, 2014

Those using Sony’s platforms should be kept busy this week, as the lion’s share of new releases will be arriving on the PlayStations. Perhaps the biggest release this week (also arriving for those with Microsoft’s consoles) is Blizzard’s Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, which contains both the original game and the Reaper of Souls expansion. Going to be fun diving back in, slaying tons of beasties and gathering plenty of loot. Two downloadable titles hit the PS4 this week with The Last Tinker: City of Colors and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Sony’s Play 2014 wraps up with Counterspy (cross buy for all three systems), a stylized action title...

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