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Everybody wants a username that's right for them, and some of us made some pretty terrible names when we were younger. For years, Xbox users had the ability to change their usernames at the cost of $10, but PlayStation players lacked that option. And while we will finally have that ability soon, your account may suffer some serious repercussions in the process.

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Shovel Knight is one of the most popular indie games around, and developer Yacht Club Games has kept it relevant with regular updates and expansions. The long-awaited King of Cards expansion was originally planned to launch in the first half of 2018, but it was delayed back in April. Since then we've only had a generic "Late 2018" window for the game, but now we have a concrete release date. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer.

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The trials and tribulations of Kickstarter-funded games continue. Developer Koji Igarashi initially planned to launch Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in 2017, but development hasn't exactly gone according to schedule. In September of 2016, Igarashi delayed the game all the way until 2018, but two years later it appears development is still unfinished.

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The PlayStation brand has just reached an astounding milestone. Sony announced today that their lineup of video game hardware, which began with the original PlayStation back in 1994, has combined for well over 500 million total sales. This number includes sales of home consoles as well as handhelds like the PSP and Vita. In celebration of over half a billion (yes, billion!) units sold, Sony is releasing a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro.

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If you've played your fair share of shooters and action games, you've probably thought about how ridiculous gun mechanics are. In games like Borderlands and Destiny, you can shoot an enemy thousands of times before they feel the damage. In Call of Duty, the swing of a knife does more damage than a couple of shots to the chest. While it may seem like there are only a handful of games that follow a realistic understanding of how firearms work (the recent Wolfenstein games being a key example), the Uncharted series has taken a different path this whole time, and we were all clueless to its cleverness.

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Back in March we reported that the UK made the decision to ban the release of a game for the first time in a decade. The game in question, Omega Labyrinth Z, had already been banned in Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and Ireland for its depiction of high school-aged girls in sexually explicit scenarios. As it turns out, it's unlikely that the West will get the game at all now.

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Since their official announcement last year, many fans (especially myself) have been eagerly waiting for Atlus to make some sort of announcement regarding a Western release for the Persona 3 and Persona 5 dancing games. The games recently released in Japan, but Atlus USA remained quiet for a bit longer. But lucky for us, the silence didn't last too long. Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight are coming to the PS4 and PlayStation Vita in early 2019.

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2018 is going to be an exciting year for fans of the Kingdom Hearts franchise because we're finally approaching the release of the grand finale to the current story arc, Kingdom Hearts III. For those both inside and outside the series' community, there is an undeniable sense of hype surrounding this game.

Regardless of the hype, Kingdom Hearts never has been and never will be a perfect franchise. It has a ton of flaws you should know about before getting into it. This is coming from somebody who has been a loyal fan since the original game's release 16 years ago. So if you're thinking about catching up on the Kingdom Hearts series, take all of these things into consideration first.

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The Kingdom Hearts III hype train is officially chugging a head at full speed! Square Enix just held a hands-on event for select members of the press, and director Tetsuya Nomura has teased that a release date is coming soon. The press event has also yielded an extensive new look at the game in the form of both screenshots and an extensive new gameplay demo showing off multiple worlds.

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It's been three years since Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night debuted on Kickstarter. We've still got a bit to wait before we get our hands on this Castlevania spiritual successor, but developer Koji Igarashi is giving us something pretty sweet in the meantime. It's been so long you may have forgotten, but one of the Kickstarter stretch goals was for an 8-bit Bloodstained game, and it'll soon be available.

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Everybody has one special game in their life that they consider the pinnacle of perfection. It's the one thing you can always go back to that stands out above the rest. You never grow tired of it, and it always puts a smile on your face. You're often willing to look past all of its flaws because it had such a powerful impact on you as a person.

Which title do you always find yourself coming back to, despite its flaws? Even though you're aware it's not the best game in the world, what game are you willing to throw out their as the most important in your life?

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I know what some of you are thinking. "Why would you ever listen to music when you can enjoy the lovely soundtracks video games have to offer?" That's a fair point, and I used to agree with that. But there's a certain point when I can't stand the constant "wahoo!" of Mario Kart or the boring ambient sounds of League of Legends. I need something fresh. I need something that gets me pumped.

What about you? What kind of music do you listen to when playing video games? Hit the jump and let us know in the comments!

Indie team Yacht Club Games has a huge hit on their hands with Shovel Knight, totaling over 2 million copies sold. They've kept fans hooked on the retro platformer with two expansion packs since launch, and a third is on the way. Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait a little longer than they expected to get their hands on the King of Cards expansion.

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Yacht Club Games passed a rather large milestone for any indie developer recently, surpassing 2 million total sales with their hit game Shovel Knight. The developers have provided data that shows which platform the game sold the most on and what region it was most popular in.

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With another month comes another collection of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and April's big ticket items on PlayStation 4 might appeal to those seeking high octane thrills. Mad Max sees players take on the role of the legendary Max Rockatansky, surviving in the post-apocalyptic Wasteland as he seeks to build the ultimate vehicle of mayhem and destruction called "The Magnum Opus." The game, released in 2015 following the critically acclaimed Fury Road film, features extensive vehicular combat and customization.

Off a similar tangent comes the other free game in the form of Trackmania Turbo, where you can race for the best time off impossibly designed tracks or build your own! See the two in action in the video after the jump.