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More from the Mooks- Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles Lets Plays Continue

The Lets Play series that has rocked the absolutely nothing continues with action packed FPS Halo 4 and some thing called Xenoblade Chronicles. Every day the Mooks play popular games and discuss design aspects of those games and how they apply to the future. They also make cruel jokes. Every Wednesday NerdNewsToday presents the most recent Mooks’ ventures, embedded below. To see daily updates, check out the Mooks’ youtube channel.

 

Halo 4- Episode 7- The Plot Happens

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Xenoblade Chronicles Episode 8- The One With Time Travel

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More From the Mooks: Lets Play Xenoblade Chronicles and Halo 4

Your fifth or sixth favorite Lets Play series continues with action packed FPS Halo 4 and action devoid JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles. Every day the Mooks play popular games and discuss design aspects of those games and how they apply to the future. They also make cruel jokes. Every Wednesday NerdNewsToday presents the most recent Mooks’ ventures, embedded below. To see daily updates, check out the Mooks’ youtube channel.

Halo 4- Episode 3

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Xenoblade Chronicle- Episode 6

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NerdNewsToday Presents a New Let’s Play Series Featuring Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles

NerdNewsToday has teamed up with the new Let’s Play series Monday Morning Mooks to bring you people playing video games and complaining.

Monday Morning Mooks is a new web series updated daily that plays games, both new and classic, and discusses elements of game design and what they mean to the game development world at large.

They also make poop jokes.

NerdNewsToday will be presenting a weekly update of the series every Wednesday. And you can check out their youtube channel for additional updates. The first two games on the Mooks’ chopping block are Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles. The latest episodes of both series are embedded, below:

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Remember Me: Gameplay Walkthrough

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Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories.

Set for release for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, developed by Paris based DONTNOD Entertainment, and scheduled for release by Capcom in May of 2013.

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EA Sports announces Football Club Match Day for FIFA Soccer 13

Electronic Arts Inc today announced that EA SPORTS developed a new feature for FIFA Soccer 13, named Football Club Match Day, boasting to drive the deepest and most meaningful connection between a video game and the real world of sports ever. With FIFA Soccer 13 and the real world soccer season integrated with one another through Football Club Match Day, real world happenings such as injuries, suspensions, team form and media gossip will be reflected through game play and in-game commentary.

Through Football Club Match Day, EA SPORTS intends to give a new experience to fans following their favorite clubs and teams in soccer. Real world fixtures and upcoming matches in soccer will enable the players to compete right alongside their favorite teams and athletes as the season unfolds. Player form, displayed in detail within the team management screens, change frequently so players in form (or players struggling to keep in form) will see their stats change based on their real world performances throughout the season based on real-world performance. On top of that, Games of the Week will be highlighted in the top global match-ups for fans to enjoy.

EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day will be available for PlayStation, Xbox 360, and PC, and will be included in a FIFA Soccer 13 demo for all three platforms that will launch around the world on September 11.

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Capcom announces new IP: Remember Me

Capcom showed off quite a few highly anticipated games at their gamescom press conference like playable demos of DmC (Devil May Cry), Lost Planet 3, Resdient Evil 6 and Tekken x Street Fighter for the PSVita, but amongst those titles was a new one; Remember Me.

In Remember Me, players will take control of the game’s protagonist, Nilin, an elite memory hunter who isn’t only extremely athletic and trained in combat, but will also have the ability to invade minds to steal or alter a person’ memories. When Nilin’s own memories are erased, she begins her journey to reclaim her identity and discovers she can change the world.

Remember Me is going to be a third person action/adventure game set for release for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, which is developed by Paris based DONTNOD Entertainment, and scheduled for release in May of 2013.

 

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Ada Wong & Agent Hunt Mode set for Resident Evil 6

It’s been announced earlier this week that Ada Wong, first appearing in Resident Evil 2, will be a playable character with her own individual campaign in Resident Evil 6. This single player experience is set to feature missions unique to Ada, providing a different perspective on the bioterrorist outbreaks happening all over the world threatening the extinction of the human race. Ada Wong’s campaign becomes unlocked once players completed campaign mode for Leon, Chris and Jake.

Another mode to be featured in Resident Evil 6 is the ability to experience action as a zombie, J’avo or other C-virus mutations in the new online mode, titled Agent Hunt. Players will be able to infiltrate other players’ sessions as hunters with the intention of eliminating the human characters involved. These hunters will have access to unique movements and attacks exclusive to each character that would previously be encountered as enemies in campaign mode, including the various J’avo transformations. The way you would unlock Agent Hunt mode will work the same way you would unlock Ada Wong’s campaign mode; by beating Leon, Chris, and Jake’s campaigns.

When creating a Resident Evil 6 gameplay session a player will have the option to allow or not allow Agent Hunt mode,  Hunters searching for a session in levels Agent Hunt is available to join will jump into that session if allowed by the host, then those hunters can either be a single human player with an AI partner or work with a friend in co-op mode. Up to two separate hunters are able to join any given Agent Hunt session, and if a hunter dies, they respawn in the same session as a different randomized enemy from that area. If the hunter eliminates an agent, however, the agent’s session will end exactly as if they had been playing a standard game session with CPU enemies while the hunter is given the option to join another session. If the hunter quits mid-game, the agent’s game continues as usual with all CPU enemies.

 

 

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EA Officially Announces The Sims 3: Seasons

The Maxis Label of Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack for PC/Mac will launch worldwide in November of 2012. The latest offering from The Sims Studio introduces all-new activities, seasonal festivals and celebrations, dramatic weather effects and more to allow players to transform their Sims’ worlds with the change of each season as they play with life and Mother Nature.

This expansion pack not only boasts the opportunity to interact with the weather and take part in seasonal activities, but also gives the Sims ability to build skills through year-round activities like scoring a winning goal during a soccer shoot-out, working a half pipe during a snowboarding session, or even more simple tasks like carving a jack-o-lantern. More in-depth activities will be available along with seasonal festivities like being crowned king or queen of the spring dance, visiting face painting booths at the summer festival, bobbing for apples besides a pumpkin patch at a fall festival or charging into the snowball fighting arena for a wintertime battle.

The Sims 3: Seasons will also introduce new food, seasonal fashions and décor items like French fries, tanning booths, mistletoe, snow boots, umbrellas and wet suits to further enhance the experience for each season.  Sims will react to the changes in climates in weather in all sorts of silly ways, like getting a zebra-striped tan, catching a bad cold or even getting struck by lightning.

Players pre-ordering The Sims 3: Seasons will also receive the limited edition version which includes the exclusive Ice Lounge community lot, a social club that can be placed anywhere in the Sims 3 world and is available in all seasons. This new venue will include 12 brand new objects made completely out of ice intended to elegantly compliment any icy residency.

The Sims 3 Seasons is rated “T” for Teen and is currently available for pre-order online and across retailers in North America. For more information, please visit the official website at www.thesims.com/seasons

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Capcom to host global high-stakes Street Fighter tournament Series

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter, Capcom will be hosting a global high stakes tournament series to start in Austin, Texas this weekend on July 28-29 with over $500,000 worth of cash, non-cash prizing, and amenities up for grabs.

Registration for Austin’s qualifying round is now open and is free to enter. However, a refundable $20 registration fee is required in order to save a spot. This tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event to be held in San Francisco, California on December 8th which will include winners from the preliminary qualifying tournaments throughout the year. The series is going to feature the following titles: Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter 4:Arcade Edition, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike (Online Edition), and Super Street Fighter 2:Turbo (HD Remix)

For more information on the tournament, head over to this website where you can also find the basic rules for each individual game.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in HD Set for Digital Download in Late Summer

The 90’s arcade fighting game based on the popular Japanese manga is getting a re-release in JoJo’s Bizzarre Adventure HD Ver. Like any revamp released by Capcom, this game is going to have cleaned up, HD graphics and boasts some new unique and original gameplay mechanics that can be seen today in other Capcom fighting titles. What that exactly means is still yet to be seen, but fans of the 1998 release will still be able to enjoy the classic arcade style in Arcade SD, which also preserves the pixel art seen in the original release.

The downloadable release is also set to introduce a multiplayer lobby where fighters will be able to compete with up to seven other fighters (eight in total). The winner stays to fight on as players contest to keep their place or be forced to the side as just a spectator. Past that, players are also going to be able to save and replay their fights to share with other people online.

If that isn’t enough for you, for the first time since the original Dreamcast version launched roughly a decade ago, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will be playable online. In an online matching system similar to the set up in Super Street Fighter 4 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, competitors are going to be able to choose opponents based on location, skill and connection speed. Battle points can be earned for different characters and player points to compliment players’ strengths, all of which to help gamers climb up the global leaderboards.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be available to purchase from PlayStation®Network on August 21st for $19.99, and Xbox LIVE® Arcade on August 22nd for 1600 Microsoft Points.

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