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Over the course of nine months, TellTale games has released the five episodes of The Wolf Among Us. Recently the fifth and final episode released to give the conclusion to the mystery that players have been leading Bigby Wolf through all this time.

For those not in the know, The Wolf Among Us is a story-driven point-and-click adventure (similar to The Walking Dead) based on the Fables comic series. The game takes place 20 years before the events of the comics, so in a way it works as kind of a setup for some of the characters and events that happen in the comic series. So how does the game stand up on its own and as a prequel?

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The logo for Fox News’ new segment, “Defending the Homeland”, bears a striking resemblance to Bioshock Infinite’s logo. The segment also just happens to be about immigration (likely how it’s ruining America and how we need to close our borders, judging from the title), and let’s keep in mind that Bioshock Infinite was a game about Turn-of-the-century sky racists who treated any non-white person as slaves and secondary citizens. Here at VG Tribune, we do not make political commentary, but do with that what you will.

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Sony has released a new update for the PS3 that allows it to sync wirelessly with the Dualshock 4 controller. Before the update, anyone was able to use a Dualshock 4 with a PS3 with a wired USB connection, but now the controller can sync with the console through bluetooth. The only problems still existing with this update are that the sixaxis, vibration, and touchpad still don’t work, so don’t expect to be able to play games like Heavy Rain with your DS4. Otherwise, everything still works just fine and you’ll be able to play using the more modern (and comfortable) controller.

With recently released games like Watch Dogs and Grand Theft Auto V flaunting massive open-world sandbox environments that offer players a nearly unlimited supply of gameplay, it’s hard to imagine future games topping these. In the eyes of Hello Games, it is merely a challenge. Welcome No Man’s Sky – the UK-based studio’s attempt at creating a truly ‘open world’ experience for gamers to enjoy. Based on the concept of procedural generation (content that is generated dynamically via mathematical algorithms), every player’s experience is truly unique in this science-fiction based video game. As the trailer above shows, No Man’s Sky is shooting for the stars in offering gamers a new perspective on ‘open-world’ games.

With the hopes of seeing any sign of gameplay for Kingdom Hearts III  dashed by Square Enix earlier today, gamers who are attending/watching E3 this year will have to settle with the announcement of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Available on December 2nd in North America, this remake will be a compilation of the following titles: Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (PS2) and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix (PSP). As an avid Kingdom Hearts fan who understands gamers’ wants for a fresh title, this announcement will temporarily suffice.

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This Week in Discounts – 3/24

Published by Mohammed Ganai in 3DS, Atlus, Capcom, PS3, PS4, Sony, Vita. 0 Comments

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Enjoying the new inFAMOUS yet? In case you’re one of those stragglers, don’t fret – PlayStation Plus has your back.

Starting tomorrow, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP, PS Vita) will be added to the Instant Game Collection… Read the rest of this entry »

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UPDATE: Here is the eBay link now that the auction has gone live.  Good Luck!

Giving back to community – there is no feeling quite like it. Whether it is volunteering at a local arcade or raising money for your favorite gaming charity, the opportunities for gamers to make a difference are endless.

Starting August 11th, I will be donating some of my time, talent and treasure to give back to the community. As an avid video game collector, I’ve come across some rare finds at local stores. About a year ago, I found this ‘factory sealed’ (yes, you heard correctly) copy of Lunar 2: Eternal Blue – Complete for the PlayStation 1 system. What’s an even rarer experience – I only paid $50 for this prized possession. Fast forward to now, and I’ve decided to sell this on eBay to another avid game collector. Whoever is fortunate enough to be the highest bidder on this collector item will also have the honor of knowing that 100% of their proceeds will be going directly to the Child’s Play charity. This gaming charity provides kids in hospitals with the opportunity to play with the coolest games and game consoles the industry has to offer. As an extra incentive, I will personally match any amount, from the opening bid (which will be set at $50) to the highest bid price (up to $250). This money will also go to the same charity (Example: If final price of the game ends at $275, I will personally donate $250, with a total value of $525 going to the charity).

This product will go up for bid on eBay’s site around 4 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, August 11th. As much as gamers are competitive in nature, I also know how close-knit we can be when helping fellow gamers out. If you are reading the article, I’d appreciate everyone’s help in spreading the word to your fellow game collectors and friends about this charitable opportunity. Just spreading awareness about this event solidifies your involvement in making a difference.

If you would like a sneak peak at what the collector item will contain, you can take a look at the contents listed below.

If you have any questions about the item or the event, feel free to message me on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/M_I_Williams).

Happy bidding, fellow gamers!

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Ken Levine, creator of BioShock made that tweet, along with others yesterday that suggest the BioShock Infinite is going to get new DLC announced today. He said to “check the internets on Tuesday around 8 AM est”, which is strange because that is tomorrow. He then made sense of it by explaining how far away the event is taking place.

All joking aside, many are looking forward to this, and we may see the continuation of BioShock Infinite that we’ve been waiting for.

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Remember back when Gamestop stopped taking pre-orders for the Xbox One because they were under-supplied? Well they started taking reserves again a few weeks later and now have stopped. Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft’s Chief of Staff, has stated that it is due for demand of the system being “through the roof”.

That is the part that should come as a surprise, but the PS4 selling out should be expected by anyone in their right mind who has been paying attention at all to the coming generation of consoles. Pre-orders for the systems are stopped for now at Gamestop until more units can be made available for the retail chain.

No sales numbers have been released, but Yves Guillemot from Ubisoft has said that the demand for the coming generation is nearly double that of the previous generation combined.