All Posts by Harold Teekman

Pokémon Sun and Moon's demo came out last week, and people with a certain technical know-how have already begun hacking the demo to discover what secrets it holds. While hackers have mostly gone through the demo for datamining purposes, one in particular decided to add a different visual style to the game. YouTube user KazoWAR has uploaded a video of the demo, running in a 3DS emulator with a "no-line" patch that removes the thick black lines on the Pokémon models and causes them to appear more cel-shaded.

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Rare veteran Chris Sutherland and editorial director Andy Robinson, representing Playtonic Games, were recently interviewed by GamesRadar about how using Kickstarter changed the development of their new game Yooka-Laylee.

Chris Sutherland: When we started out. We thought, 'Oh, it'll be a small number of people, it's mainly for us and we just need to fund it.' Now we're very much aware of at least 80,000 people who are going to be very, very cross if we don't get this right.

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A new trailer for Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice has released, featuring Amy Rose, one of the playable characters for the game. She is usually a love interest for Sonic, but that doesn't mean she can't pull her weight, as is seen here in the trailer. It shows her using her iconic hammer to move through an icy level, moving objects and obstacles out of her way. She uses a hammer stomp to cause shockwaves, and she can activate a hammer swing in the air to grapple enemies and other objects.

The trailer can be seen after the jump!

We've all got some games we love more than others, but there are also games that we believe don't deserve all the praise they're getting. That doesn't mean those games are necessarily bad, but when you look back at it, some of us think they're definitely overrated

As the main picture might have clued you in, I think The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the, if not most overrated game of all time. I believe people's judgements are far too clouded by nostalgia to see the game for what it really is: a very good game that set the bar for future Zelda titles, and gaming in general, but not the pinnacle of what gaming has to offer.

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After the release of the incredibly popular Pokémon GO, Japan experienced a massive increase in the sales for the main games on the 3DS, doubling what the games sold before, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. It is logical that the games would sell better because of Pokémon GO's release, but this surge is still unexpected.

The Wall Street Journal reports a boost in sales for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and for the 3DS releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

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Today in Sony's PlayStation Meeting livestream, the first gameplay footage for Mass Effect Andromeda has been shown by BioWare. It will benefit from the PlayStation 4 Pro added features, and it shows the return of at least one Asari. Gameplay has also been shown that features the protagonist Ryder exploring an area resembling a cave, using the new jetpack to navigate the area and discovering a map.

Watch the gameplay after the jump!

Pokémon Sun and Moon's website recently updated, and with it came a few interesting comments from the games' director, Shigeru Ohmori. Among those, he talked about how our sun and moon inspired the naming of the games, and how he thinks about life on earth.

"We live on a planet overflowing with life. This earth of ours revolves around the sun, and in turn, the moon revolves around the earth. When you look at the sun and the moon from Earth, they appear to be traveling through the sky in similar orbits, but when you change your perspective, you come to realize that their orbits are completely different. Yet the Earth and the sun and moon are all tied to one another, and life grows and flourishes as they work their influence upon one another." — Shigeru Ohmori

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Square Enix has detailed information about the first DLC coming for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It will be called System Rift and will see Adam Jensen's friend and former colleague, Frank Pitchard, return. You will help Frank with finding information on the mysterious Santeau Group by sneaking into the Palisade Blade, one of the most secure data banks around. If Adam agrees to help Frank in his quest, he may also be able to uncover who the Illuminati actually are.

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During its Call of Duty XP fan event today, Activision announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will come with all of the original multiplayer maps from the original game. When the game was announced in June, only ten of the original maps were confirmed to make an appearance, and that's reflected in Activision's announcement, where they have confirmed that the game will come with ten maps at launch, with the other six coming somewhere in December.

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The developer of Telltale's The Walking Dead - Season Three has revealed today at PAX West 2016 that the upcoming season will be titled "A New Frontier" and will launch in November. The game will appear on PC, Mac, mobile devices, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A physical disc containing a season pass for the game will hit shelves at the launch of the first episode, and of course the season and the individual episodes will be available to download digitally.

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A Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: Super Music Collection has been announced for Japan, and it's now confirmed that the collection is headed to iTunes as well. The collection will contain 175 high quality tracks made up of music heard in both versions and will release in November. Each individual song can be bought for $0.99, or the entire album can be bought for $9.99.

I'm usually a huge fan of Pokémon's music, so it's likely I'll get the collection, like I did with the Pokémon X and Y soundtrack. Are you likelier to get the whole album or just a few songs? Share after the jump!

The second episode of Telltale's Batman, titled "Children of Arkham," will launch on September 20th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will continue the story of a young Batman and his struggle with finding a balance between Batman and Bruce Wayne, along with dealing with the mob, campaigning for Harvey Dent, and handling his friend-turned-criminal Oswald Cobblepot, among other activities.

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Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection first appeared on the Korean Ratings Board earlier this month, but it seems the compilation for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One is definitely coming. The French publication Gameblog has posted promotional material and some unconfirmed details about the possible collection.

The compilation will include Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations, along with the short films Assassin's Creed: Lineage and Assassin's Creed: Embers.

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This week's issue of Famitsu has an interview with the producer of Splatoon, Hisashi Nogami, where they talk about the game's future, including Splatfests. Responding to one of Famitsu's questions, Nogami said the original plan for Splatfests was that they would run for one year only, but Nintendo was able to continue the Splatfests, although they feel it's the right time to have them end, for now at least.

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In response to the immense amount of refunds of the new game No Man's Sky on Steam, the page for the game has been updated with a notice that may make it more difficult for people who bought the game to refund it.

This notice is, as far as we know, unique to No Man's Sky, and hasn't been seen before, which suggests that all the refunds have made quite an impact on Valve. The notice reads:

"The standard Steam refund policy applies to No Man's Sky. There are no special exemptions available. Click here for more detail on the Steam refund policy."

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