This ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ wedding is both amazing and weird…

While Japanese traditional-style weddings are still popular, most newlyweds tend to tie the knot with weddings based on Western-style themes and traditions with the bride in a white, flowing gown and the groom in a sharp tux. But what about a wedding that’s espionage-themed?

That’s what this promo for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain attempts to showcase. The video hilariously chronicles the pair’s most important day, from the altar approach to the couple’s profile videos and even the banquet afterwards. The video peaks when the father finally gives away his daughter to his new son-in-law with a ceremonial PlayStation Dual Shock 4 controller, but to an incredibly confused caterer who has no idea what’s going on.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases on September 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Nintendo set to develop games for smartphones and tablets

In a move that will surely have a polarizing effect among nostalgic gamers, Japanese video game maker Nintendo will soon venture into smartphone games. It will partner with Japanese mobile gaming production house DeNA to develop games for mobile devices that make use of Nintendo’s extensive portfolio of iconic games and characters in an attempt to “ensure the quality of game experience that consumers expect.” The move comes years after facing increasing competition from other companies, including PlayStation maker Sony and Xbox maker Microsoft, who have been offering customers a mobile experience.

The cross-platform service will run across smartphones, tablets, PCs and Nintendo’s own devices, and is set to launch in fall of this year.

Mortal Kombat X Gameplay Trailer

After announcing the reprise back in the summer, here video game audiences are treated to a new peek at the gameplay from Mortal Combat X. Releasing across PlayStation and Xbox platforms, the game finds fan-favorite characters such as Princess Kitana and Kung Lao returning to the ring, executing penchant fighting styles and combinations in glorious high-definition.

The above clip introduces the aforementioned characters, as well as offers interested parties a chance to unlock champion fighter Goro if they pre-order the game. Enjoy the trailer above and look for Mortal Kombat X to drop in stores on April 4, 2015.

A Closer Look at the Xbox One “AAPE by A Bathing Ape” Edition

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AAPE by A Bathing Ape recently partnered with Microsoft to produce an Xbox One bundle pack. In this collaboration, BAPE’s signature camo pattern has been applied to almost the entirety of the Xbox console and controller, with the ventilation grille remaining a consistent brown color andAAPE branding in contrasting white.

Also in the bundle is a controller plushie and an Xbox x AAPEby A Bathing Ape tee and tote bag. The package itself was presented solely as a promotional gift and will not be available commercially.

 

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Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

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China lifts more than decade long ban on foreign video game systems

 

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The Chinese government announced on Monday it’s temporarily lifting a ban on the sale of foreign video game consoles in the country. And while surely to many American 11-year-olds a world without video games doesn’t seem like much of a world at all, since 2000, companies like Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft haven’t been able to hawk their gaming wares in China. The reason for the ban? It’s not protectionism, or censorship, but, according to the BBC, the games’ “adverse effect on the mental health of young people.”

Which actually seems like a well-reasoned point, no one ever credits extensive video game playing with increased mental (or physical) health.

But, that doesn’t mean that the game makers are going to be able to produce whatever they want. Here’s the operational plan, via Reuters: “The suspension of the ban permits ‘foreign-invested enterprises’ to make game consoles within Shanghai’s free trade zone and sell them in China after inspection by cultural departments, the government’s top decision-making authority, the State Council, said in a statement.”

Because of the ban, PC and mobile games have dominated the lucrative gaming market in China, still the world’s third largest, with PC gaming taking two-thirds of the $13 billion market, according the BBC. And it’s a market that’s growing fast—38% in 2013 from the previous year. But, Reuters notes, capturing the the hearts and minds of the Chinese gamer may be difficult as an entire generation of young people has grown up without Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox and the fact that the growth of free games on mobile devices and social networking sites has taken a bite out of the gaming industry’s bottom line.

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Samsung Unveils Redesigned Smartphone GamePad

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Though its first mockup drew obvious inspiration from the Xbox controllerSamsung unveils its totally revamped Smartphone GamePad. Moving from a white paint job with familiar button coloring, the newly designed black gradient gamepad plays hosts to a few cosmetic as well as technical enhancements. On the outside, Samsung swaps its raised analog sticks for a concaved one, and replaces the A,X, Y and B buttons with dots pointing to the four ordinal directions rather than your typical cardinal points. Under its hood so to speak, the Bluetooth compatible gaming accessory works with smartphones running Android 4.1 or higher with screen sizes ranging from 4 to 6.3 inches.

Samsung is also said to introduce its Mobile Console app with up to 35 titles available at launch. Rumor has it that the updated gamepad is currently available in select European markets, but the brand declined to provide specifics on where and for how much.

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Samurai Warriors 2 HD Ver. Gameplay Video Vol. 3

This is a gameplay video of the PS3/PS Vita game Samurai Warriors 2 with Xtreme Legends & Empires HD Version. The game has an abundance of content to enjoy from these three titles as well as beautifully updated HD graphics. It was released on Oct. 24.

––About Samurai Warriors––

The Samurai Warriors series is an action series created by Tecmo Koei Games Co. Ltd. in 2004. Games in the series have been released on the PS2, PS3, PSP, PS Vita, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, and Windows. Samurai Warriors 2 with Xtreme Legends & Empires HD Version released on Oct. 24 will release on the PS3 and PS Vita.