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Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast – One Week ‘Til Smash

On this week’s episode of Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast Jon Iro and DJ Killzown Jones come together to discuss a plethora of issues in the game industry as well as hip hop’s recent shenanigans. 50 Cent, 6ix9ine, and the rap beef genre being used to generate fame / street cred is evaluated while loot boxes and their affect on gaming is also a major theme. This week’s show discusses government intervention on the microtransaction issue in modern video games as well as their proven link to gambling among young adults and problem gamblers.

In addition to these topics, PS4 hacking, Nintendo Switch leaks including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the affect they may or may not have on sales is discussed as well as the link between big online retail companies like Amazon and the problem with stores shutting down to the industrial growth complex. Death Stranding is rumored to have a particular release date, which gets discussed in the outro, but be sure to check out everything in store in this week’s brief but detailed show where we kept it in-depth and got right to the juicy points of each segment. Keep it real, keep it gaming! Peace.

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Amazon Prime Members Get Until Dawn at a Big Discount

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Amazon.com currently has the PS4 exclusive horror game, Until Dawn, on sale for 33% off. Those with a Prime membership can purchase it for $39.99, saving themselves $20 in the process. That isn’t a bad deal for a game as entertaining as UD.

If you don’t have a membership with Amazon, you can always sign up for a free trial and reap the benefits.

 

Still on the fence about the game? Then read our review here and discover why “This game was very entertaining in its story telling and had amazing character development.”

Via: Amazon

Related: Until Dawn Review

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Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition – PlayStation 4 by Nordic Games Listed by Amazon

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The ever-elusive Nordic Games has had a listing posted up by Amazon which reveals that the team is almost guaranteed to be releasing a Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition. For those who don’t recall, THQ sold off most of its assets (including its own name and logo) and Nordic Games got the lion’s share of these sales. Darksiders is a well known Action RPG game with a somewhat open world and is greatly loved by its passionate fans as well as generally respected by most gamers worldwide. MX vs. ATV: Supercross Encore Edition will also be released for PS4. This was first discovered by a NEOGaf user but anyone can access the Amazon Listing HERE. Nordic Games is also releasing a number of other games on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and we will release more information as it becomes available.

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Hyper X Cloud II Gaming Headset Releasing Early Next Month

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If you are in need of a new quality gaming headset or looking to purchase your very first, then you may want to consider Kingston Technology’s next entry. The Hyper X Cloud II Gaming Headset will release on February 9, 2015. It will be compatible with PlayStation 4, PC, Mobile devices and Xbox One (Requires the X1 Stereo Adapter). The soon to be released headset touts 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, a detachable microphone with noise and echo cancelling capabilities and more.

  • USB Audio Sound Card with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound
  • 53mm Drivers Neodymium Magnets
  • Noise Cancelling Microphone via Inline Sound Card
  • Echo Cancelling via Inline Sound Card
  • 15-25kKhz Frequency Response
  • Memory foam ear pads with extra set of Velour ear pads and Detachable Microphone
  • TeamSpeak Certified – Voice Chat Optimized
  • Compatibility – USB 7.1 Connectivity for PC & Mac. Stereo compatible with PS4, Xbox One (Xbox One Stereo Adapter Required, not included), Mobile
  • Two Colors – Gun Metal and Red

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The who pre-order the headset through Amazon, will not only get it for the discounted price of $99.99 (Regularly $149) but also a free 16GB USB Drive.

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Here’s How You Can Upgrade Your PS4 HDD to 2TB for Less than $150

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If you are a PS4 owner and you’ve already maxed out the 500GB HDD in your PS4, then it might be time to upgrade. Well upgrading to a bigger hard drive can be a bit pricey but it doesn’t have to be. Enter the “DIY 2.0TB Drive Upgrade Bundle for the PlayStation 4”. From Other World Computing (OWC), this bundle includes:

  • a 2.0TB HGST 5400RPM HDD
  • an OWC Express USB 3.0 Black Enclosure
  • 1 GB Flash Drive
  • USB cable & Screwdriver.

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At the moment Amazon is selling the bundle for the discounted price of $139.00 (Normally $161.74). So for less than $150 you can more the double your console’s storage. If you haven’t upgraded PlayStation consoles and still plan on gaming with your PS3 for a little while longer,then you’ll be glad to know that this also works for the last gen system. Get on it while you can.

OWC DIY 2.0TB Drive Upgrade Bundle for the PlayStation¨ 4 – 14% off

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Batman: Arkham Knight’s Limited Edition May Have Spoiled a Major Part of the Story

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The Limited Edition of  Batman: Arkham Knight, may have inadvertently spoiled the game’s story. As it was revealed last year, the LE package contains a 50 page custom art book, a steelbook case, comic book and a 12-inch statue of the Caped Crusader.

So what about this is spoiler you ask? Well if you aren’t bothered by spoilers (If you are then turn back!), then pay closer attention to the plaque on statue in the pic below. When it was first revealed the plaque read, “The Gotham Knight”. Now (SPOILERS) the words inscribed now says, “From a grateful city, in memory of the Gotham Knight.” This pretty much implies that The World’s Greatest Detective’s time as Batman comes to an end.

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Whether Rocksteady actually kills off the bat or they go The Dark Knight Returns/Rises route, is anyone’s guess. We will have our answer come summer time, when the game releases on June 2.

Credit to Videogamer for the find.

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Gioteck HC-2 Wired Stereo Headset for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mobile Out Now

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If you’re a gamer looking for headset that won’t make your wallet cry, then Gioteck has got your back. The company recently released the HC-2 Stereo gaming headset and it touts, Mobile, PC, PS4 and Xbox One (Sorry Wii U owners) compatibility.

The HC2 features a built in batteries, promising up to 8 hours of playtime between charges, a simple plug and play setup and more.

Product info below:

• Crystal clear, cinematic, immersive Plug and Play
• Super-fast set up, minimal wires Simple
• No batteries or AC adapters – ever Lag free
• Instant, accurate audio and chat Stylish
• Ultra slick, soft touch design Comfort
• Cushioned and adjustable headband

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The HC2 Stereo Headset is available now for $49.99.

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Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals Review

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Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals by bestselling British novelist and comic book writer, Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent, is a novel continuing Lara Croft’s adventure and takes place between the events on Yamatai in the Tomb Raider reboot and the next to be released game title. This tale is considered cannon and acknowledge as such by developer Crystal Dynamics.

The story starts off with Lara being thrown into a panic attack by the startling and loud backfire of a neighbor’s car engine. As she takes to the streets of London, for a therapeutic walk to soothe her nerves, she receives a call informing her that Sam (best friend, roommate and designated damsel in distress), has been admitted into a hospital. Upon her arrival, Lara discovers her friend is in a coma suspected to be induced by a drug overdose.  However, having both recently survived supernatural events, Lara has her own suspicions about the cause of Sam’s condition. Therein, begins the quest to find an artifact of legend with healing capabilities able to restore her friend to health.

Lara travels to several locations around Europe in search of information and leads, meeting with professors, antique collectors and shady business men with auras of danger. In her pursuit of the relic, she finds there are others who would kill without hesitation to gain possession of it and Lara must fight for her life in order to save Sam’s. Savvy as she is, Lara is able to gain the trust and employ the help of hastily made acquaintances, using their skills and knowledge to advance her progress or escape danger as necessary.

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Story line aside, the delivery left more to be desired. Everything was over simplified, there were no puzzles or need for in depth thinking, answers were basically thrown at her and the vocabulary and descriptions were basic. The action scenes were fun, but the majority of the down time was spent giving trivial descriptions of Lara navigating city streets and public transportation; if only to display her observation skills and paranoia, to then watch them fail her miserably on more than one occasion. Having seen and experienced the trials of Yamatai alongside reboot Lara, there are certain things she should definitely be able to handle. Not so, in this novel. It’s as if she’s starting over in skill level. Retaining the memory of her previous adventure, but none of the character development.

Final Verdict:

I will not claim to not have enjoyed the book at all, but my expectations for a Tomb Raider title were not met and often times I found myself bored and actually making an effort to continue reading. I would recommend this novel to a younger audience, not formally acquainted to classic Lara or reboot Lara for that matter. Large font, basic vocabulary and simple writing earned this novel a 7.2 rating.

Overall Score: 7.2/10

RGN Rating: Bronze Novel

Authors: Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent

Publisher(s): BradyGames

Pages: 343

Available Now at: Amazon | Amazon UK | GameStop | Barnes and Noble | BAM

Price(s): $12.99 USA | $13.99 CAN | £8.99 UK

Review copy info: A physical copy of the book was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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MegaRan Announces Kickstarter to get Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut on Netflix + Redbox #RealGamerMusic

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Mega-Lo-Mania (our review coming soon) is a documentary from Random AKA MegaRan which was debuted by Glasswork Media at FilmBar the award winning wine bar and movie theater in Phoenix, AZ where a snapshot of the heavily touring indie musician’s life and what it’s like to be MegaRan for a few crazy shows hitting Arizona, Cali, and Vegas with a few unexpected turns of events causing Ran to think on the fly in order to give the fans what they want as he’s done worldwide now with albums covering everything from MegaMan to Final Fantasy and also speaks on life experiences growing up in this modern society us gamers know about all too well.

The original documentary has been released physically and is available digitally still HERE but would be much more accessible to all of MegaRan’s many, many fans around the world who use Netflix, iTunes, Redbox, Amazon, and more. In addition to breaking down the cost of distributing to all of these platforms, Big Ran let’s us know there will be an added bonus to fans getting this Kickstarter achieved. The entire project will be reworked as the longer, second polish release Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut. Take a look at the following excerpt from the Kickstarter below:

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“We put in the man-hours to create the content and put it out, out of our own pockets, but when it came time to figure out distribution and promotion, we were quite frankly out of money. Additionally, most retailers and festivals require a film to be 60 minutes, and ours is currently at 40. This requires reshooting, repackaging and re-releasing the video, as Mega Lo Mania: The Director’s Cut.

This Director’s Cut will feature:

  • more performance footage
  • interviews with legendary and influential musicians about me and our work
  • more history of chiptunes, VGM and hip-hop
  • much more!

Here’s a breakdown of costs:

  • Getting a movie on Netflix (HD)= $999
  • Getting a movie on iTunes= $1500 + yearly fees
  • Getting a movie into Redbox =$1395
  • Getting a movie into Amazon= $150
  • Getting your movie into just HALF of the hundreds of film festivals all over the world= over $1000 in submission fees

total= over $5000… to distribute a film…AFTER making it. Whoa.

So, here we are, back at Kickstarter to figure out how the heck to get the most out of the time and effort we’ve already put in. Tough stuff.”

There’s also a ton of great stuff for just pledging what you can towards this release!

Including:

  • Copies of the Director’s Cut DVD as well as MegaRan’s 2015 Album “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World”
  • Digi Packs of everything being released with Free Bonus Live MP3 for those cyber ballers out there.
  • USB Drives and/or CDs full of MegaRan tracks (retail + unreleased)
  • Signed 8 Bit Ties – Ran is literally selling the tie off his neck to make this happen! (3 available)
  • Video w/ MegaRan!!! Yup, this one will cost a bit but totally worth it and more in value. (3 available)
  • MegaRan’s Modded Famicom for playing your own chip tunes on stage!
  • Musical or Video Collaborations – but please, check yourself before you wreck yourself.
  • Much More, click the link below to see all pledge options and rewards listed by MegaRan:

Donate to MegaRan’s Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut DVD / Netflix Kickstarter HERE

Check out the Official Mega-Lo-Mania trailer below:

 

Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

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Amazon’s New Fire TV Stick Challenges Chromecast

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The all new Amazon Fire Stick is apparently up against the Chromecast Streaming stick in competition since it’s announcement. Why are they in competition you ask? Simply because they are almost similar. Both use HDMI ports to plug in and work and both use streaming in order to entertain. But what do they stream. Well Chromecast is about $35 and Streams and uses all the famous apps like YouTube, Netflix, HBO Go and many others and also has the options to stream the media to a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or Cromebook. The Amazon Fire stick on the other hand  from what amazon argues, has more processing power with a duel core processor, a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, all the streaming options of Youtube, Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, etc… and also has Amazon Prime which Cromecast does not have. Also when buyers receive their Amazon Fire Stick after it finally releases get a remote control for the device and a free, 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and Netflix. They sound pretty even to me but that is for you consumers to decide. The Amazon Fire Stick is available for pre-order and is available November 19th (Amazon will ship on that date if pre-ordered or purchased that day)

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[Updated] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Strategy Guides Inbound

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In just a few weeks Activision and Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will launch across multiple platforms. To help turn players into advanced (Pun intended) soldiers, BradyGames will be releasing two guides alongside the game; the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Signature Series Guide and the Limited Edition Guide. These 400 page guides will cover the latest singleplayer, co-op and multiplayer modes with new tactics, strategies and all kinds of crazy stats.

Signature Series Guide:

  • In-depth coverage of all the new innovations, latest game modes, cutting-edge arsenal additions, and much more. Including powerful exoskeletons, specialized drones, futuristic vehicles, directed energy weapons, unprecedented player mobility—learn everything that’s new to CoD and gain the edge over your competition!
  • Exclusive, highly detailed single-player and multiplayer maps depict every level. We reveal weapon and ammo positions, collectible locations, objectives, and more!
  • Complete campaign walkthrough leads you step-by-step through the entire game from start to finish.
  • Comprehensive multiplayer coverage: expert tactics for solo and team-based play, every game mode, ranking up, all the weapons, attachments, challenges, pointstreaks, and winning create-a-class advice!
  • Plus, achievement and trophy rosters, unlockables, extensive weapon and equipment stats and much more!

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Limited Edition Guide: (Updated with Final Cover Art)

This hardcover guide will cover everything listed above but also include:

  • Three amazing embroidered fabric patches recreate the Atlas, AW, and Sentinel Task Force insignia. Represent your faction in the real world with these authentic replicas of in-game artifacts. These unique patches are available exclusively in the Limited Edition guide, nowhere else!
  • Special hardbound cover features unique artwork and deluxe print treatments, creating a must-have collectible for every Call of Duty player.

Limited Edition

The Signature Series Guide is available now for pre-order at Gamestop, Amazon, BAM! and Barnes and Noble. While the Limited Edition will only be available at Amazon and Gamestop. Gamestop will be releasing both on November 3, 2014 the same day as the ‘Day Zero Edition’ of the game is available, while the other retailers have a Nov. 4 release. If you want to get it a day early you will have to pay the full $24.99 price for the Signature Series, instead of the discounted $18.61, or $34.99 for the LE instead of the discounted $24.91.

Source: BradyGames

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Watch Dogs Amazon Deal of the Day (Today Only) 40% OFF For PS4, Xbox ONE, and PC

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Hurry up and log in to the following link (Amazon.com Official Gold Box) to take advantage of the Amazon Deal of the Day in which today only Watch Dogs is on sale for $34.99 on two platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and $31.99 for Windows PC. Love or hate Watch Dogs there is something to be said about the gameplay and fun factor that can be experienced in the game. If you haven’t had a chance yet, try giving a look at our Watch Dogs Review.

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Twitch Announces Huge Buy-Out Deal Complete…. With Amazon! (Not YouTube)

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In a heartfelt letter to the staff of Twitch and its many, many subscribers as well as broadcasters letting them know that the rumors which had boiled up about a Twitch buyout were not exactly as people thought. It turns out that Twitch will aim to retain many of its same employees, business model, and design vision under Amazon as a new partner. Amazon will acquire Twitch. The CEO of Twitch Emmett Shear had this to say to everyone about the deal which was completed for approximately $970 Million:

“Letter from the CEO
August 25, 2014

Dear Twitch Community,

It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound.

Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance – these have made Twitch what it is today. Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us.

Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start.

Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.

I personally want to thank you, each and every member of the Twitch community, for what you’ve created. Thank you for putting your faith in us. Thank you for sticking with us through growing pains and stumbles. Thank you for bringing your very best to us and sharing it with the world. Thank you, from a group of gamers who never dreamed they’d get to help shape the face of the industry that we love so much.

It’s dangerous to go alone. On behalf of myself and everyone else at Twitch, thank you for coming with us.

Emmett Shear, CEO”

[Source: Twitch]

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New Halo Novel Coming This November

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Halo fans looking to delve even deeper into the popular franchise’s mythology will be happy to know that a brand new novel is on its way. From award winning Author John Shirley (Demons, Borderlands: The Fallen) comes Halo: Broken Circle, an “untold chapter in Halo lore” that transports readers to the beginning of the Covenant and the “fateful” deal, first stuck between the Prophets and the Elites.

Broken Circle will explore an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant during events seen in the blockbuster Xbox video game Halo 2.

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Halo: Broken Circle is being published by Gallery Books and will release on November 4, 2014 in paperback form. You can pre-order now from Barnes & Noble, Amazon and BAM! for a discounted price.

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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Confirmed, First Screens and Pre-order Details Revealed

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After being leaked earlier today, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue has been officially confirmed. While Assassin’s Creed: Unity which takes place during the French Revolution, will launch exclusively for PS4, Xbox One and PC, Rogue will only be available for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Players will step in the boots of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin turned Templar assigned to hunt down his former brothers during the Seven Years’ War. Shay will posses an enhanced eagle vision, as well as new abilities and wield deadly new weapons including the grenade launcher and air rifle.

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The game will allow players to explore the artic North Atlantic, American River Valley, and New York City while the story bridges the gap between AC III and AC IV: Black Flag. It will also feature new and improved Naval Gameplay for those who were fans of sailing the high seas, while looting and plundering in the last game.

Pre-orders are being taken now on Gamestop and Amazon, those who do so will receive the ‘Ultimate Hunter Pack’ and the ‘Siege of Fort de Sable Mission!’

  • The Siege of Fort de Sable: Continue the battle at sea with this bonus fort raiding mission set in the unexplored North Atlantic territory of the New World.
  • The Ultimate Hunter Pack: Exclusive collection of Templar weapons and items located within Fort de Sable.

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is also featured in the next issue of Game Informer, which will offer additional info on Shay and other in-game details.

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The game will launch on November 11th, 2014 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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