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9.20.2014

In addition to covering all of the most important news coming out of the video game industry, we do our best each week to bring you the most informative and entertaining previews, video features, and editorial content you won’t find anywhere else. Here are the biggest stories from the past week:

 
 
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Tetsuya Nomura No Longer Directing Final Fantasy XV

by Joe Juba

Square Enix has announced that the long-running Final Fantasy XV project has had a change of leadership. Hajime Tabata (Final Fantasy Type 0, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII) is now serving as director, and Tetsuya Nomura is now focusing on other projects.


 

Hyrule Warriors Review – The Legend Of Dynasty Warriors

by Kyle Hilliard

The Zelda series thrives on smart puzzle solving, exploration, and deliberate action against a small number of enemies. The Dynasty Warriors franchise thrives on none of these things. For this reason, Zelda fans are understandably skeptical about the franchise crossover, especially considering Nintendo’s last partnership with Team Ninja produced the worst Metroid game in the series, Other M. This time around, the partnership delivers better results. Hyrule Warriors isn’t a true Zelda game, but there’s plenty here for Zelda fans to enjoy.


Destiny: How To Get Guaranteed Legendary And Exotic Items

by Daniel Tack

Since Destiny’s launch, I’ve seen tons of comments about those lovable legendary engrams that end up being rares or resources instead of a legendary item. I’ve heard that gearing up is completely left to the mercy of the luck gods, and while there is some serious luck involved in getting random drops, there are actually quite a few ways that Destiny employs to ensure that if you’re playing at level 20, you’re going to be working toward legendary items and exotic items every day, if you wish.

What Will Microsoft Do With Minecraft?

by Bryan Vore

In light of yesterday's announcement of Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft and developer Mojang we're looking ahead to what's in store for the blockbuster property. We covering items that were already in the works before the buyout, complete slam dunks, and our theories as to what could and should happen.

Destiny Review – Flawed Structure, Engrossing Action

by Matt Miller

Great expectations have followed Destiny since its announcement. As the latest brainchild from the Halo creators at Bungie, the game has garnered a level of anticipation only exceeded by the massive hype machine that declares its not-to-be-missed potential. Bungie’s new game is not as gigantic or revolutionary as that hype may have led some to believe. In fact, it has several features that feel like missteps or problems. But that doesn’t change the fact that the more I play it, the more I love it.

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This Week’s Top Ten Must-Read Stories

 
  1. The 10 Most Evil Corporations In Video Games
  2. Top 10 Horror Game Survivors
  3. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Review – Artists Welcome, Heroes Stay Away
  4. Dance Central: Spotlight Review – A Platform Without Personality
  5. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Review – A Massive Encore Of Nostalgia
  6. Video Preview - Our Hours Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition
  7. This Is What Happens When You Attack A Cucco In Hyrule Warriors
  8. Fantastic And Free-To-Play Games
  9. What Is The Buddy System In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain?
  10. Blog Herding: Community Edition 09/18/14

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13 Years Versus 6 Days: Master Chief V. The Guardians

Now that Destiny is out it was only a matter of time before comparisons to Halo would be made. Well, this one by LetMeGetToACheckpoint comparing various elements is quite entertaining.

Ranking The Lord Of The Rings Video Games

If you're wondering if there are enough Lord of the Rings games to actually rank them, the answer is yes, as demonstrated by this blog from lotrgeek that does just that.

Nintendo's Next Move

As a self-proclaimed fan of Nintendo, Marco Polo considers the challenging year the company has had to deal with and what they might do to turn things around, including the release of an official app.

   
 

 

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