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Ubisoft unveils complete Just Dance 2015 soundtrack

justdance2015-logoUbisoft is putting out another Just Dance game this Fall and today they’ve unveiled the game’s complete soundtrack. The enture track list can be found after the break and you’ll probably be quite happy if you like musicians such as Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Icona Pop, and Charli XCX. Oh, and Pharrell’s “Happy” is on the list too.

Just Dance 2015 will be released for the PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 21. (more…)

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare coming to PS3, Xbox 360 in 2014

Activision has announced they’ve teamed up with Torn Banner Studios and Mercenary Technology to bring Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to the PS3 and Xbox 360 by the end of the year. The first-person medieval melee game has been a hit on the PC as its sold more than two million copies since its release in 2012.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a fast-paced online multiplayer action game which will have players turning in their guns and grenades for battle axes and swords. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare combines a sharp melee edge and familiar competitive gameplay along with the genuine look and feel of open-field combat in the Middle Ages. Players can choose between one of four classes – Knight, Vanguard, Man-at-Arms and Archer – each balanced to offer a unique set of strengths and vulnerabilities in any given situation. An extensive armory of more than sixty period-authentic weapons, including swords, shields, daggers, maces, axes, javelins, longbows and crossbows, delivers deadly choices for decimating foes.

The debut trailer for the console edition of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is embedded above.

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Microsoft officially purchases Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

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Two Point Five Billion Dollars. That’s how much Microsoft just spent to acquire Mojang, the developer behind the wildly popular Minecraft. To put that in perspective, Disney paid $4.64 billion for Marvel in 2009 and $4.05 billion for Lucasfilm in 2012. So the Minecraft community carries the same value as 19,000 characters from the Marvel multiverse or 60% of the entire Star Wars canon. That is unbelievable.

As expected, Markus “Notch” Persson will leave Mojang after the acquisition is complete to work on new projects. And, in a surprising move, Microsoft has confirmed that Minecraft will not become a PC/Xbox exclusive. The game will continue to be available on mobile devices, the PS3, the PS4, and the Vita.

“Minecraft is one of the most popular franchises of all time,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “We are going to maintain Minecraft and its community in all the ways people love today, with a commitment to nurture and grow it long into the future.”

To date, more than 50 million copies of Minecraft have been sold across all platforms, making it one of the best-selling games of all time.

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Debut trailer of Resident Evil Revelations 2 promises episodic release… and zombies

Resident Evil Revelations 2 was announced less than two weeks ago, but Capcom has already penciled it in for an early 2015 release. How does the publisher plan to pull that off? By releasing the game episodically over the course of a month.

The game will be split into four episodes (priced at $5.99 each) that will released on a weekly basis. However, fans who purchase the “Complete Season” bundle (priced at $24.99) will receive bonus game content not included in the weekly episodes. And for those who are content to wait, a retail disc version (priced at $39.99) will include even more bonus game content. So the only way to get the complete story out of this episodic game to wait for the disc-based compilation.

But what kind of game can players expect? Well, a post on the Capcom-Unity blog has revealed that Claire Redfield will team up with Moira Burton to explore a seemingly abandoned facility after both are kidnapped:

It’s been quite a few years since we’ve seen Claire Redfield in her own adventure, but early next year she she’ll face all-new dangers and dread in Resident Evil Revelations 2. As some fans may already know, since the Code: Veronica days she’s joined the anti-bioterror organization Terra Save, helping people around the world deal with ongoing bio threats. Revelations 2 begins with Claire welcoming Moira Burton – daughter of Barry! – into Terra Save, but in true RE fashion it’s not long before trouble finds our heroes.

The party is crashed, Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and taken to a mysterious detention center located on an island. They soon encounter demented, writhing enemies called Afflicted roaming the halls of this abandoned facility, and have to team up to survive. The real question is, who brought them here? And… why?

Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in early 2015.

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New Releases: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 2, Cooking Mama 5, Fairy Fencer F, More

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The spotlight is on oddities from Japan in this week’s new release report. Chief among them is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, a sequel to the popular Final Fantasy-based rhythm game for the 3DS. The first printing comes with a special soundtrack CD, so you’ve ever felt the urge to tap Final Fantasy themes with a stylus, now’s the time.

And speaking of sequels to handheld favorites, Majesco is back with a new Cooking Mama game for the 3DS, Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit!. Also available this week is Fairy Fencer F, a turn-based RPG for the PS3 from NIS America, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), the latest game to star the whiskered ninja.

Finally this week, Majesco will release an “Ultimate Edition” of Air Conflicts: Vietnam for the PS4.

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MX vs ATV: Supercross release date off roads to October 28

Nordic Games has announced that the Rainbow Studios-developed MX vs ATV: Supercross has been delayed. The first new game to emerge from Nordic’s purchase of the majority of THQ’s properties last year will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 28. Originally given a “first half of 2014″ release date, MX vs ATV: Supercross’ release eventually slipped to October 7 before settling on its current release date.

After the release date announcement, Nordic released a new gameplay trailer for MX vs ATV: Supercross, which you can view above.

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Madden NFL 15 spikes the competition by outselling all games in August 2014

maddnenfl15-boxEven though his stance said, “stop,” Richard Sherman took it to the house as the cover athlete of Madden NFL 15. While it’s too early to be concerned with The Curse, EA Sports’ latest football sim, as expected, toppled the competition and emerged as the best-selling game of August 2014, according to The NPD Group.

Only a small number of new releases made their way onto store shelves last month and many of them were re-releases of older titles. This tactic helped Diablo III: Reaper of Souls reach the #2 spot as the “Ultimate Evil Edition” is now available for previous-generation and current-generation consoles. And thanks to its PlayStation debut, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare cracked the top ten for the first time at #7.

Joystiq posits that this lack of major releases is the reason why game sales were down when compared to last August. The eighth month of 2013 saw the release of Madden NFL 25 as well as Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Saints Row IV, and Disney Infinity.

A full look at the top ten best-selling games of August 2014 can be found after the break. (more…)

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Ray Rice removed from Madden NFL 15 in today’s update

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Ray Rice was suspended from the NFL indefinitely after TMZ published video footage of the former player punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator. Today, EA Sports has confirmed that Rice will no longer be a part of Madden NFL 15 as of the latest roster update:

Rice’s de facto expulsion from the game (the CFL honors NFL suspensions and will not allow Rice to play north of the border) came after the NFL viewed an abbreviated version of the video and initially suspended him for two games. Public outcry led to a new domestic abuse policy for the league and the Baltimore Ravens have since terminated Rice’s contract.

This isn’t the first time EA Sports has removed a player from a Madden game due to legal trouble. Aaron Hernandez was removed from Madden NFL 25 after he was arrested for murder last July.

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