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Super Smash Flash (Imag Credit to McLeodGamingOfficial YouTube)

The upcoming Super Smash Bros. 4 has been making some serious buzz on the internet, and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, are very much anticipating its release. If you’ve got a Wii, a Gamecube or a Nintendo 64, you can try to jump right into the action of Super Smash Bros. to see how great it is, but if you don’t own any of those, no need to worry as you still got Super Smash Flash.

There’s actually two of them right now. The first one was originally released in Newgrounds almost 8 years ago, while the sequel is in development, but already has a downloadable demo and a playable version of the demo online.

The site Newgrounds has been known for their user-submitted content in the form of Flash games, animations, music, etc., but before you jump into conclusion about Super Smash Flash being a VERY bad Flash adaptation of the great game on Nintendo’s consoles, you need to check it out first. Watch the video below.

The game plays and feels extremely similar to the original game on the Gamecube and Wii. It is only a stripped down version with  2D graphics. It has different characters and stages that you would never see in a real Super Smash Bros. game, and the best thing about it is, it is for PC and is totally free.

It may not be as great as the real thing, but the game is pretty neat and plays out good too. It feels very close to its console counterparts that you’d think that it was the first game in the official series. Just like the real games, it has a variety of game modes and modifiers too, which you would want to see with any Smash game.

You can give the game a shot by going to their official site, or by downloading the game.

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While we have been mostly confined to graphic-heavy 3D titles in the past decade, many of us have almost forgotten how great some of the classic 2D games can be. Titles such as Breath of Fire, Legend of Zelda, and even Pokèmon the adventure game have touched our lives at some point.

There’s an upcoming game trending in Kickstarter right now that can potentially bring back these classics to our lives. There’s an indie developer who’s been working on a 2D game called Jotun. It’s a mythological Action-RPG game about Vikings, Gods, and giants. And our first impressions of the game—it is damn A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

In the game, you take the role of a Viking warrior and your enemies are giants called Jotuns. Filled with epic boss fights and environmental puzzles, you explore the world of Viking purgatory. And your mission is to prove yourself to the Gods that you are worthy of entering Valhalla.

Take a moment to look at these breath-taking screenshots of the game and appreciate the 2D art.

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According to the game creators, this game will be the most challenging game you will ever play. Just by looking at the screenshots, my heart is already pounding with excitement. I can’t wait to get a hold of the game.

But the developers are in need of our help. They need to raise $50,000 in their Kickstarter campaign in order to fund the project. As of this writing, the campaign has already raised $15,625, which is definitely looking great, but we need more support!

If Jotun gets funded successfully, the game will hopefully be released September of next year. For as low as $15, you can get a hold of the DRM-free digital copy of the game. Or if you’re lucky, there’s an early bird package worth $10, which is already about to run out.

Check their Kickstarter campaign here and pledge your support now!

Image Source: Jotun Kickstarter Page

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As if Greater Rifts weren’t enough to up the ante on the scaled difficulty dungeons in Diablo 3 RoS, the mysterious burning tower in the concept art may not only be Caldeum but also a new mechanic know as Tower Siege Mode.

That’s right, high-skilled (and no-skills) players can still get their fix from this new challenge feature in Greater Rifts. Essentially, this is where the game tries really hard to kill you. If you’re in the mood to find a beautiful death for one of your Hardcore characters, the PTR is testing one right now.

So what is Tower Siege mode? Here are the mechanics:

  • Instead of a Greater Rift token you get a Trial Rift token dropped in front of you.
  • You use the Trial Rift token on the Obelisk and are warped to a special dungeon.
  • In this dungeon, you get met with waves and waves of enemies non-stop.
  • After each wave, the difficulty gets higher and the monster damage and HP increase.
  • At the moment, the first wave starts at the same level your current Greater Rift level and gets deadlier after that.

Suffice to say, this is where Diablo 3 RoS wants to kill players in a shorter amount of time. While some Hardcore players would stay away from such a dungeon, it could be a great way to see your toon go out with the level of enemies he or she  are worthy of your prowess.

Apparently, the high starting difficulty of the Tower Siege mode is a bug and Blizzard actually wants to design an experience that isn’t so deadly—at least at the start.

What do you think of this new mode? Blizzard is still tweaking it but I do hope it’s going to be part of Diablo 3 RoS Patch 2.1 when it goes live.

Nokia Lumia 530 unveiled; one of the cheapest Microsoft devices sporting Windows Phone 8.1 OS

On Wednesday, the company  announced the all-new Nokia Lumia 530.

The Lumia 530, from Microsoft-owned Nokia, is the follow-up to the commercially successful Lumia 520 model. It is also the latest device to come equipped with the current Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS. The big announcement actually revealed two variants of the model; one is a single SIM 3G model and the other is dual SIM 3G . The company tagged both devices with an €85 price (or about $ 115) — that price reflects the amount to be paid before taxes so we can expect a few dollars more added to it when the device finally hit stores.

The newest addition to the Lumia line has a quad-core Snapdragon processor running at 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, and 4 GB worth of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128 GB. The capacitive LCD display measures 4 inches diagonally with an 854 x 480 resolution. With Windows Phone 8.1 powering it, the handset is treated with features like the personal voice-activated assistant Cortana (where available), along with the Action Center and Word Flow.

Since Lumia 530 is an entry-level budget phone, it only has 3G connectivity. The single rear camera comes in modest 5-megapixel with no autofocus or LED flash. However, Nokia attempts to make up for it by including the GlamMe app, which can guide users by voice when taking selfies using the rear camera.

The new model also comes with features like GPS sensor, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and a 1,430 mAh battery said to deliver up to 10 hours of talktime via 3G and 22 days worth of standby time. Both single and dual SIM 3G versions are available in bright green, bright orange, dark grey, and white. According to Nokia, the back shell of the device is changeable to it can match your current outfit or mood.

Here is a video released by Nokia showcasing the newly released Lumia 530:

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Photo Credit:  Youtube.com

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It was first rumored that Batman: Arkham Knight would feature an add-on story pack which starred the violent vigilante Red Hood. The rumor was first mentioned due to an alleged leak from GameStop promotional materials.

In Batman: Arkham Knight, what was known previously was that Harley Quinn would be playable in a DLC. Now though, it seems like the Red Hood Story Pack will also be included and players will be able to “play as the ruthless vigilante.” It looks as though the pack is part of a pre-order bonus and is exclusive to GameStop.

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GameStop started stirring up rumors and teasers with a blurry image tweet of what looked like the Red hood character from the featured image. The tweet said that there would be an announcement connected to the image as well as a “big game” coming today.

Looking at Batman lore, Red Hood is a character whose identity frequently changed but one of the very first incarnations of the character was as the Joker’s original form in the Detective Comics series. He went on to abandon the disguise after turning into the green haired madman due to accidental contact with toxic chemicals. Then when Jason Todd, one of the former Robins, was brought back from the dead years later, he beat up Joker and took on the mantle of Red Hood. With Jason Todd as Red Hood, he placed fear into the hearts of the crime gangs of Arkham City with his vigilante activities. He was mainly known for being quite aggressive and heavily favoring guns.

GameStop has went on to confirm that the pre-orders of Batman: Arkham Knight through the retailer will receive the exclusive Red Hood story pack where they can play as the red capped, gun wielding vigilante.

Batman: Arkham Knight is set for launch in 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and the Xbox One.

Photo Source: GameStop twitter and Batman: Arkham Knight youtube channel

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A new Peggle game is coming out for mobile devices.  According to Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson, the “much anticipated new Peggle game” is already on testing phase.

Peggle was released back in May on iOS app stores in markets like Singapore and New Zealand. Even though most gamers around the world haven’t heard about this game, EA just keeps bragging about the new Peggle.

In an interview with Gamespot, an EA representative talks about the new Peggle game’s development:

“We’ve released [a] very early version of a mobile Peggle game in select markets as a way of bringing players closer to our development process and getting real feedback from our fans. This new Peggle game is still in development, and we’re making lots of changes during these test releases to make sure we bring our community the best, most enjoyable Peggle experience. We’ll have more information on this new version in the coming months.”

To shed some light about the new Peggle game, let’s see the video gameplay of the game.

The gameplay looks like a candy crush version of ping pong. However, if you lose a life, you get to wait a couple of minutes to gain it back. Or if you are way too impatient, you will just have to pay for it. But as the levels go higher, it means the timer will be longer as well. If you finally get the hang of it, the timer will kill the fun. Even though this game looks promising and entertaining, some gamers are not that impressed with EA’s recent approach to Free-to-Play games

According to most people in game communities, this is just another of EA’s “pay to win” project that will soon fade away. EA was widely criticized about one of their previous releases, Dungeon Keeper. Even as the game was labeled as Free-to-Play, most of the features of the game requires you to pay.

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