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Games of Our Lives — 2.3.16 | Kojima and Del Toro Will Take the Stage at 2016 DICE Summit; More News!

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Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!

Gamers never die…..

Just like the Games of Our Lives…

/// GAMES FEATURED

►Grand Kingdom
►Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
►Hitman
►Great Detective Pikachu
►Destiny

/// Xbox One ‘Just the Beginning’ Promo Video!


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/// Grand Kingdom Launches June 21 in North America, June 17 in Europe!


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/// Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae for PS4 Launches February 16!

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is the story of a demonic sword, and the young warrior who stole it for her own ends. Hot on her heels is our main character, and her best friend. Once friends, but now forced to fight each other, players will cut their way through arenas filled with monsters, robots, and thugs in need of a good slicing.

While Mitsurugi uses a combo system similar to character action games you might have played in the past, it employs a unique combo finishing system inspired by classic samurai movies and anime.

Once a player has inflicted damage upon their foes in a single combo, simply sheathing their sword will cause enemy wounds to open and spew blood, causing additional damage and often times, death.

In addition to this unique combo finishing system, players will be able to learn a wealth of awesome abilities during the course of their game, including devastating dive kicks, lightning fast sword combos, and incredible counters.

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae originally released on PC, but it’s a controller-based character action game at heart and destined to hit PS4. That’s why we’re so excited to finally put it in PlayStation gamers hands on February 16th, 2015. The game will be a digital purchase on PlayStation Store, and will be available for $11.99. | Source

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/// Battleborn Introduces 2 New Heroes ~ Attikus and Galilea!


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/// Nintendo Outlines Launch Plans for Miitomo and Nintendo Accounts in Europe!

Nintendo’s first app made exclusively for smart devices, Miitomo, will launch* in the UK and Ireland in March for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. Today, Nintendo outlined the steps that fans can take to be among the first to get in on the social fun.

Starting 17th February 2016, people in the UK and Ireland will be able to preregister for Miitomo by creating a Nintendo Account using their Nintendo Network ID, social network accounts or email address.

Nintendo’s new My Nintendo** rewards program will launch alongside Miitomo in March 2016, and will be able to connect with Miitomo. A special Miitomo bonus will be offered to anyone in the UK and Ireland that creates a Nintendo Account between 17th February and the launch of Miitomo in March. My Nintendo aims to become much more than a traditional rewards program. It is a more comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways. Miitomo users with a Nintendo Account will be able to take advantage of My Nintendo to enhance their experience.

Including Miitomo, Nintendo plans to release approximately five smart device applications by the end of March 2017.

More information about Miitomo, Nintendo Account and My Nintendo will be available on miitomo.com in the coming weeks.

* Miitomo will launch in the following countries in March: the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, U.S., Canada. Preregistration is only available in these countries.
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/// Hitman Beta and Story Details Revealed, New Trailer!

The Hitman beta comes before all of that. February 12th on PS4 and February 19th on PC. The only way to guarantee your access to is pre-order the Full Experience, Intro Pack or Collector’s Edition – all of those will be available on day one; March 11th.


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/// Great Detective Pikachu Gameplay Video!


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/// Kojima and del Toro Will Take the Stage at 2016 DICE Summit on Feb. 18!

The session is fittingly titled “A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro,” and the talk will be moderated by Geoff Keighley.

According to the description of the talk, those attending the session will hear Kojima and del Toro discuss some of their “fondest memories from their own individual careers,” and touch upon some of the “pivotal moments” from each other’s work which provide each a “source of inspiration.”

“A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro” is the Thursday afternoon Keynote Address for the event which runs February 16-18 in Las Vegas.

While at DICE, Kojima will be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame and the award will be presented by his friend Guillermo del Toro.

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/// Report: Bungie Asking Destiny Players Why They Stopped Playing in Survey!

According to Reddit user “unknownRNG,” he got a survey from Bungie asking why he wasn’t logging in and playing Destiny anymore, with the answers ranging from “I don’t have anyone to play with,” to the painfully honest, “I’ve run out of things to do” and “Too much repetition or too much grinding.”

Check out a screengrab of the survey below.

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/// You’ve Now Reached the End of Games of Our Lives

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