Video Game Post 2014.7

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1. MAJOR RUMOR ALERT: TOYS R' US OFFERING COUPONS FOR FREE POKEMON X OR Y DOWNLOAD WITH PURCHASE OF 3DS OR 2DS

Photographs of a promotional campaign suggest that buyers of a new 2DS or 3DS XL, as well as one of six specified titles, will also be entitled to a free download copy of Pokemon X or Y.

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2. Basement Crawl set for Feb 25. Release

Originally expected to be released for the November 2013 launch of the PlayStation 4, Basement Crawl will come out exclusively for the PlayStation Network. It will hit Europe one day later on Feb. 26.

The maze-based game evokes the classic Bomberman with intense action, explosive traps and multiplayer competition, through which players can challenge friends in person via a four-player local multiplayer or through the PlayStation Network in an eight-player battle.

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3. Pokemon FireRed Challenge Run Part 1



4. No Update on Bioshock Vita Game

Way back in 2011, Irrational Games Co-Founder and Creative Director Ken Levine walked on stage at Sony’s E3 press conference holding a PlayStation Vita. It was there that he announced BioShock would be coming to Sony’s handheld.

But the announcement was premature. After a long, long period of silence, Levine finally admitted that the game was never even started. And now, on the heels of the unfortunate news that Irrational Games is essentially no more, 2K games has confirmed that BioShock Vita hasn’t progressed, either.

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5. Bravery Default Sequel, Bravery Second Details

Bravely Second, the sequel to Square Enix's Bravely Default, will expand on the game's world with story-driven gameplay, series producer Tomoya Asano recently told Siliconera.

Although Bravely Second will include "an expansive world" to explore, Asano said, player's actions will still be driven by the game's narrative.

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6. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Review

DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE IS A SMART, WORTHY SEQUEL TO A MODERN CLASSIC

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze could've easily been a me-too sequel. Its much-loved predecessor reinvigorated the series and did so much with the 2D framework that Retro could've released a bunch of new stages and called it a day. But Tropical Freeze adds intelligently to the formula, with new characters that imbue subtle nuance to the gameplay, a better-tuned challenge level and an increased emphasis on replay value. These features make Tropical Freeze consistently worth coming back to, and mark it as a high point for the series.


8.5 out of 10

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7. Broken Age's Split Up Plan Worked

Double Fine's plan to split up Broken Age into two parts, and have the first part's revenue help fund the second part's development, was a success, said studio head Tim Schafer in an interview with GamesIndustry International.

Broken Age began as a Kickstarter project called "Double Fine Adventure," and the studio raised more than $3.33 million in early 2012 to fund the game. Double Fine announced last July that it would be selling Broken Age in two parts, with the first half targeted for a January 2014 release, so the company could keep developing the second half with revenue from sales of the first.

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8. Capcom will Allow for Real World Money Bets on Street Fighter 4

Capcom and Virgin Gaming have partnered to bring cash-backed matches to Super Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, the companies announced.

Online money matches are supported in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of both games. There is currently no word on whether these matches will be available in the Windows PC version. Matches will be one-on-one, or players can form leagues of up to 32 players.

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9. Let's Play Taco Bell Temple Challenge



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12. Pokemon Facts



13. Skull Smash recipe

Ingredients:
2 parts Pineapple juice
2 parts Orange juice
2 parts White rum (Bacardi used)
1 part Lychee juice
1 Lime wedge
Sugar

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a sugar-rimmed glass. Drink Ayla under the table, dance, and party like it’s 65,000,000 B.C.

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