Fighting game community in a flap over Killer Instinct teabagging ban

The organisers of a big, upcoming Killer Instinct tournament have banned teabagging – a decision that’s sparked a vociferous debate within the fighting game community.

The people behind the Killer Instinct World Cup, set to take place in March in Texas, served notice of the ban on Twitter (thanks, EventHubs).

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Looking For Easy Video Game Tips? Try These!

The popularity of video games doesn’t seem to ever wane. They continue to get more popular every year. If you’re a gamer, there are some things you must know. This article is a great place to start.

If a video game is going to be a gift, especially for a young one, check the ESRB rating. Not every child should be playing every game; ESRB ratings can help you as you pick out which ones to purchase. That should help you determine if the game is right for your child.

Make sure the screen is bright enough. This is especially important if the game has dark areas such as caverns or abandoned buildings. Colors all become one and blend in, which can make it hard to locate your enemies, which lets them come up on you. Increasing the brightness may change the feel of the game but it can be worth it because it improves your skill. Colors will be sharper and you will see the bad guys before they find you. Read More

Resident Evil modder re-imagines the classic game in first-person

With Resident Evil 7 launching today, series superfan and modder Rod Lima has reenvisioned the original adventure as a modern first-person affair in the following video:

Using the mansion and character models from the Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles on the Wii, Lima recreated the opening few rooms from Capcom’s seminal survival horror affair with the camera planted firmly in Jill’s eyeholes.

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The Neko Atsume live-action movie trailer is purfect

Back in November we reported that popular cat-collecting mobile hit Neko Atsume would be getting a live-action film adaptation and now there’s a trailer for said movie.

Called Neko Atsume No Ie (which Google delightfully translates into Cat Thick House), the film follows the exploits of a reclusive author (Atsushi Itô, of Battlefield Baseball fame) who moves into a house, meets a cat that inspires him, then loses said feline and does everything in his power to lure his beloved companion back to him.

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10-hour trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda out five days before launch

EA plans to release a 10-hour trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda for Access subscribers.

The hefty trial of BioWare’s sci-fi action RPG comes out on 16th March – five days before the full game comes out on 21st March in the US (it’s 23rd in the UK). It’ll surely let you make a decent dent in the game before it launches proper.

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For Honor PC system requirements revealed

Ubisoft’s handsome melee mauler For Honor now has official PC system requirements.

For a 1080p60 experience you will need the following:

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Dev makes a virtual reality discovery experimenting with two Vives

First we put our heads inside virtual reality, then with special controllers we brought in our hands and arms. But what about entire bodies? They’re still only basically represented. That’s where developer CloudGate Studio comes in.

CloudGate wanted more than hands and arms, to see if it could make a convincing copy of whole human body in a virtual space. With two Vives and four wireless controllers, CloudGate appears to have succeeded.

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