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Maintaining a longstanding tradition of shipping with ridiculous (game-enhancing?) bugs, Madden 15 went gold with linebacker Christian Kirksey’s height stats mistyped as 1’2”. Hilarity ensued.

But say what you will about EA — they know how to make light of an already funny situation. Their “Tiny Titan” trailer is my favorite bit of video game marketing in 2014.

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Got picked to do the ALS ‪#‎IceBucketChallenge‬. Rather than wasting precious water in a time of drought, I figured I’d donate $100 and enlist a guy who’s used to being cold: Captain America.

Behold… the TRUE (spoiler-free) ending of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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The Game Soup turned 4 today! I should post more often.

The Game Soup turned 4 today! I should post more often.

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Quite possibly my favorite announcement of E3 so far.

gamefreaksnz:

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix - Trailer

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E3 2014 is upon us!

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Another year-long wait is nearly over. In less than 12 hours, the first of E3 2014’s many press conferences kicks off and Christmas comes early for millions of gamers around the world. What will the Big Three reveal? Do the other publishers have megatons up their sleeves? Is The Last Guardian canceled or not?!

It’s always a blast to gaze into the proverbial E3 crystal ball, make some crazy predictions, compare them with your friends, and see who was right. Here’s my list for 2014:

Sony: 

  • The Last Guardian PS4 gameplay on stage. Believe.
  • Sony debuts Project Beast and announces its proper title. NeoGAF crashes.
  • PlayStation Now comes to the public (out of beta) in the next few months.
  • The Order: 1886 gameplay shows off the prettiest fire tech in any game to date.
  • A crazy Morpheus/PS Move demo shows off a popular Sony IP in first-person for the first time.
  • An impressive live 3-player Destiny demo shows off some features Bungie hadn’t announced yet.
  • Battlefield: Hardline early beta announced, exclusive to PS4.
  • A 10-minute Uncharted 4 gameplay demo melts our brains like the Uncharted 2 demo did in 2009.
  • Square-Enix shows a new FFXV gameplay teaser and fanboys go insane.
  • Similarly, The Witcher 3 gets an on-stage demo and everyone’s jaw drops. Thunderous applause.
  • Sorry, no Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay to show! Maybe a new teaser.
  • Megaton(s): No fewer than three new IPs announced.

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BattleCry’s new game is… BattleCry!

Until today, Austin-based BattleCry Studios (helmed by ex-BioWare/SOE honcho Rich Vogel) had been secretly toiling away since 2012 on their first big project. Rumors were swirling, at least here in town: “Is it a mobile title? Is it a MOBA? Maybe a mobile MOBA?”

And now the cat’s out of the bag: BattleCry’s first game is BattleCry, a third-person, faction-based, free-to-play, melee-fueled, 32-player PC arena brawler… and it looks fantastic. That’s thanks in large part to creative direction from one Viktor Antonov (yes, of Half-Life 2 and Dishonored fame) and a seasoned team of artists from Retro Studios, BioWare, Crytek, Vigil Games, SOE, SCEA, and Edge of Reality.

Can’t wait to see more of this one at E3.

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"Remember ALF? He’s back…"

… in flight safety video form. I reckon this’ll win an Ad Age award in their 2014 wrap-ups.

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Finally saw CHRONICLE the other night and thought it would’ve been funnier if it ended like this.

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Not shown: the extended cut of this Ryse ad ending with “Just, uh… don’t look up the Metacritic score, okay?”

galaxynextdoor:

Xbox One Marketing is Getting Kind of Weird

Ryse certainly is one pretty game. But if it were anymore real, it’d be real? Save the crazy taglines and just show us Halo 5 already. 

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The Best Everything of 2013: Albums

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Here we are. After covering the best Games, Movies, and Tracks (#1-10, #11-20) of the year, it’s time for The Best Albums of 2013. Let’s listen:

10. Letherette - Letherette

Sexy as hell, and under far too many radars last year. Ninja Tune was on fire in 2013.

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