Video Game Coverage

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There's a good chance it'll be the long rumored, never confirmed Victory, set in Victorian London.  Rumor has it the game is now being called "Syndicate."

Pip pip, cheerio, and all that rot.

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We're specifically talking about the controversy over the three-step 'nearby' feature. Niantic addressed the issue in the following statement today:


Trainers,

As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO.

- We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.

- We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon GO around the world an... interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).

We have read your posts and emails and we hear the frustration from folks in places where we haven’t launched yet, and from those of you who miss these features. We want you to know that we have been working crazy hours to keep the game running as we continue to launch globally. If you haven’t heard us Tweeting much it’s because we’ve been heads down working on the game. But we’ll do our best going forward to keep you posted on what’s going on.

Be safe, be nice to your fellow trainers, and keep on exploring.

The Pokémon GO team


And here are a couple developed thoughts offered up by some members of the Pokémon GO community. Ths one in particular is one weird-ransom-note-font away from being a brick through Niantic's window...



Annd if you're up for a longer read:

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Forza Horizon 2 has been announced for Xbox One and 360, due to arrive this fall. The game will take place in Southern Europe.

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An article on Time.com describes Miyamoto's "smaller, personal projects," which include a new Star Fox title, and two new games that are exploring different uses of the Game Pad:

In one of the games, which Miyamoto called Project Giant Robot, players control sky-scraping automatons, angling the Wii U GamePad in front of a TV screen while shifting their torsos left and right or up and down to maneuver the robot's upper-body while thumbing the controller's joysticks to punch or grab — almost like a full-body game of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

In another, titled Project Guard, the GamePad became a quick-jump map of a fortress manned by numbered, laser-firing security cameras. As robots encroach on different entry points, you have to tap the GamePad to leap from camera to camera, blasting enemies that trundle or come at you sprinting — even some that sneak under your radar.
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The video above shows a newly announced realm called "The Hollow," in which players bring the world to life by performing songs to add color, light, and characters to the scene. Disney also announced a cooperative multiplayer mode and a set of tracks that will appear in the game that might make or break it for you:

David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust"
Antonin Dvorak - "Symphony No. 9 from the New World"
Lorde – "Royals"
Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"
White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"

I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I want to light up the world of Fantasia to Nicki Minaj. Are you excited for Fantasia: Music Evolved?

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If you're one of the 596,000 people who want GTA V on PC, you're in luck; according to Eurogamer, "multiple industry sources have indicated the open world game, currently available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will come out on PC in the first quarter of 2014."

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Just enter your Steam username and see not only how long it would take you to play your whole library, but what other "better" things you could be doing with your time, like, you know, running a bunch of marathons.

How many hours do you have ahead of you?

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The Sims 4 "Get to Work" expansion pack includes new active careers for doctors, detectives, scientists, and retail business owners.  You'll be able to control your Sims at their new jobs and level up in new, interactive ways.  The expansion pack drops this April for $39.99.