Sheik is a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors
A scan of Famitsu has revealed that Sheik, as well as Darunia and Princess Ruto will be playable characters in the upcoming Wii U exclusive Hyrule Warriors. The playable cast now supports two male characters and eight female characters, a welcome change from the majority of other action titles with male protagonists. Let’s just hope they don’t give them costumes like the lead villain.

Sheik is a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

A scan of Famitsu has revealed that Sheik, as well as Darunia and Princess Ruto will be playable characters in the upcoming Wii U exclusive Hyrule Warriors. The playable cast now supports two male characters and eight female characters, a welcome change from the majority of other action titles with male protagonists. Let’s just hope they don’t give them costumes like the lead villain.

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King Now Available
One of this year’s most popular and critically acclaimed game, Dark Souls II, has received its first of a trio of downloadable expansions. Reviews were generally favourable.
Destructoid’s Chris Carter said: 

Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King is not a “must have” add-on, but it does its job of delivering more Dark Souls.

And IGN’s Marty Sliva wrote in his review:

Though I wasn’t wild about some of the level design, the emphasis on puzzle solving added a welcome new layer to the already-deep Souls gameplay.

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King Now Available

One of this year’s most popular and critically acclaimed game, Dark Souls II, has received its first of a trio of downloadable expansions. Reviews were generally favourable.

Destructoid’s Chris Carter said

Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King is not a “must have” add-on, but it does its job of delivering more Dark Souls.

And IGN’s Marty Sliva wrote in his review:

Though I wasn’t wild about some of the level design, the emphasis on puzzle solving added a welcome new layer to the already-deep Souls gameplay.

Bungie Settles Dispute with Former Composer Marty O’Donnell
Three months after Marty O’Donnell revealed that he was fired “without cause,” Bungie has settled legal dispute with him with $95,000. O’Donnell is well known and regarded for his work on the Halo music, specifically Halo: ODST and Halo 2. The composer was also behind the music in Destiny, Bungie’s first work with publisher Activision slated for release in September of 2014.

Bungie Settles Dispute with Former Composer Marty O’Donnell

Three months after Marty O’Donnell revealed that he was fired “without cause,” Bungie has settled legal dispute with him with $95,000. O’Donnell is well known and regarded for his work on the Halo music, specifically Halo: ODST and Halo 2. The composer was also behind the music in Destiny, Bungie’s first work with publisher Activision slated for release in September of 2014.

Entwined Released for PS3 and Vita
First revealed as a surprise announcement at E3 2014, Entwined was immediately available that day for PlayStation 4 owners. Created by Pixelopus, a studio with no previous games, and published by Sony, Entwined is as a colorful on-rails game where the player controls two independent characters with the dual analog sticks, the game wasn’t received as high as other Sony published efforts like Journey. The game will now be available for PlayStation 3 and Vita owners, and is free for those who already purchased the PlayStation 4 version.

Entwined Released for PS3 and Vita

First revealed as a surprise announcement at E3 2014, Entwined was immediately available that day for PlayStation 4 owners. Created by Pixelopus, a studio with no previous games, and published by Sony, Entwined is as a colorful on-rails game where the player controls two independent characters with the dual analog sticks, the game wasn’t received as high as other Sony published efforts like Journey. The game will now be available for PlayStation 3 and Vita owners, and is free for those who already purchased the PlayStation 4 version.

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Coming to Steam and GOG
Previously a Japan exclusive game by Nihon Falcom and published by XSEED, came to the United States in 2011 on the PSP. That game will be ported to PC and released later this year. The developer and publisher duo have also recently revealed that due to the success of recent Ys games, they will be localizing the sequel for release sometime this year for the PSP and PC.

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Coming to Steam and GOG

Previously a Japan exclusive game by Nihon Falcom and published by XSEED, came to the United States in 2011 on the PSP. That game will be ported to PC and released later this year. The developer and publisher duo have also recently revealed that due to the success of recent Ys games, they will be localizing the sequel for release sometime this year for the PSP and PC.

Play 2014 Lineup Revealed
Playstation’s annual “PLAY” promotion for games over the summer has been revealed. This year gamers will get store credit when they purchase any combination of:
Rogue LEgacy
The Swapper
Hohokum
CounterSpy
Two of these games (Rogue Legacy and The Swapper) are ports of PC titles while the other two (Hohokum and CounterSpy) are original creations published by Sony. PlayStation Plus members will receieve a 20% discount on each game if pre-ordered, and the games are cross buy.

Play 2014 Lineup Revealed

Playstation’s annual “PLAY” promotion for games over the summer has been revealed. This year gamers will get store credit when they purchase any combination of:

  • Rogue LEgacy
  • The Swapper
  • Hohokum
  • CounterSpy

Two of these games (Rogue Legacy and The Swapper) are ports of PC titles while the other two (Hohokum and CounterSpy) are original creations published by Sony. PlayStation Plus members will receieve a 20% discount on each game if pre-ordered, and the games are cross buy.

This week we talk about jumping on a new bed, explain the origin of a rumjob, Steven’s 21st birthday party and other drinking stories, Trevor’s recent funtime trip to Arizona, Steven is a child, Dashcon, dispute Boulder City’s relative location, Uncharted being turned into a movie by a crappy comedy director, Trevor is Ryan Scott, nobody knows who that is, Mario has a british accent now, we’re offensive and attempt to end the podcast with a story.

Uncharted Movie to Begin Filming in 2015

Despite not having a lead actor, director Seth Gordon told seminal television site Zap2it that filming for the movie will begin in 2015. He’ll be pulling a lot from the first game, however also said it will be “very international.” Mark Wahlberg was previously tied to the project but probably departed in order to create his pièce de résistance in “Transformers: End of Tomorrow”. What frightens me is that the director’s most recent movie was “Identity Thief" which from the trailer, looked like a hot pile of street trash. His only dabbling in the video game world was "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" in 2007.

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Quantum Break Show Unaffected by Microsoft Layoffs
I really like Alan Wake. So much so that I’ll use any vague tie to Remedy or flashlights in order to post a photo from Alan Wake and tell you, the reader, that it’s a really good game you should play (again.) Yesterday it was reported that Microsoft would be laying off over 18,000 employees by the end of the financial year, and part of the cuts was the shutdown of its original TV production team. However Quantum Break and the two Halo programs are unaffected by this shutdown. Quantum Break is a half game, half tv show by Remedy, the people behind ALAN WAKE and Halo currently has Nightfall (tie in to Halo 5) and another unnamed television show in the works.
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Quantum Break Show Unaffected by Microsoft Layoffs

I really like Alan Wake. So much so that I’ll use any vague tie to Remedy or flashlights in order to post a photo from Alan Wake and tell you, the reader, that it’s a really good game you should play (again.) Yesterday it was reported that Microsoft would be laying off over 18,000 employees by the end of the financial year, and part of the cuts was the shutdown of its original TV production team. However Quantum Break and the two Halo programs are unaffected by this shutdown. Quantum Break is a half game, half tv show by Remedy, the people behind ALAN WAKE and Halo currently has Nightfall (tie in to Halo 5) and another unnamed television show in the works.

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The Ubisoft Self Harm Course at SDCC 2014

This is why we need adult jungle gyms. Ubisoft is having an “Assassin’s Creed Experience” at SDCC this year, letting anyone run around and hurt themselves in a revolution themed obstacle course. You can compete for prizes but I think a majority of those attending are in nowhere near enough shape to even complete it. I would pay good money to get to run around the gym shown in the video, but in reality I would be out of breath after two jumps.