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NBA 2K15's face scan feature unleashes monstrous b-baller horde

When does a dream become a nightmare? It's the precise moment when you try to import your own face into NBA 2K15, apparently. User experimentation with NBA 2K15's new face scan feature has yielded terrifying results, and many models generated by players on the game's first day of release are barely...

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'Y can't Metroid crawl?' Smash Bros. has the answer

If you ever found yourself wondering why Metroid's Samus can't crawl, Nintendo has issued an explanation: because she doesn't need to. The above screenshot from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (via @Electivirus) references an infamous Miiverse post from a player confused by the first hour of...

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Bandcamp houses complete Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack

There's probably no amount of reminiscing that can return the Banjo-Kazooie series back to its 3D platforming glory at this point, but at least now you can give kudos to the man behind the series' musical beginnings. Grant Kirkhope, composer of Banjo-Kazooie's soundtrack and longtime contributor...

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Team Fortress 2 cast sprints in Saxxy-winning footrace

The things people can do with Source Filmmaker are pretty awe-inspiring; we've seen recreations of scenes from Futurama and The Matrix, as well as original shorts like "Rivalry Rush," which you can check out after the break, where YouTuber Leaking Red pits the men of Team Fortress 2 against each...

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Sonic Boom cartoon goes zoom zoom on November 8

"Sonic Boom" isn't just the name of two games due on November 11 for 3DS and Wii U; it's also the name of a cartoon tie-in that will air on Cartoon Network starting on November 8. Sega announced the series' debut date earlier this weekend at a fan event which just so happens to also be called...

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Evolve's Goliath statue is small child and down payment-sized

Sure, it's not the ridiculously huge monstrosity that loomed over us at E3, but this statue of Evolve's Goliath from replica specialists TriForce might be the next-best thing: standing tall at two and a half feet and weighing 35 pounds, this beast is one heck of a set piece to consider adding to...

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Destiny is the 'hottest 7/10' according to its Honest Trailer

Honest Game Trailers, the parody video series from Smosh Games that pokes fun at the industry's biggest and most-hyped games, has set its sights on Bungie's Destiny. The results are chuckle-worthy regardless of whether you love or hate the game, so let's have a laugh together. [Image: Smosh...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is playing Super Smash Bros.

Huh? What's that? It's Weekly Webcomic Wrapup time? Sorry, can't. Playing Super Smash Bros. on my 3DS. But hey. Webcomics. Voting. Things. Whatever, can't talk, gotta focus. OH WII FIT TRAINER, YOU CHEAP MOTHER-- Penny Arcade (Consumerism) MGDMT (The more I think about this ...) Fanboys...

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Shovel Knight record speedrun clocks in at under 50 minutes

Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games only came out in June, but several individuals have already moved past being satisfied with the game's core experience and have started challenging themselves to beat it as fast as they can; individuals like BustahWuff, who earlier this week set a Shovel Knight...

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Barely Related: Science's Bob Dylan, Twin Peaks tease

May your weekends be filled with liveliness and joy. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think...

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