Friday, 26 January 2018

R.I.P. Miitomo - The TouchArcade Show #339

This week's episode is a bit of a catch-up show since we recorded so early in the week last week and have a bunch of news stories we wanted to discuss. The shutdown of Miitomo and a bunch of other really cool upcoming things like Disc Drivin' 2 are all in there. As far as games are concerned that you can actually download now are concerned, we hit on Super Fancy Pants Adventure [$4.99], The Room: Old Sins [$4.99], and Thumper: Pocket Edition [$4.99].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'The Room: Old Sins'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.

These picks might be controversial, and that's OK. If you disagree with what we've chosen, let's try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.

Without further ado…

 

The Room: Old Sins

There aren't too many game series that started their life on mobile that have had the sort of critical and commercial success than The Room series. Back when the original released in 2012, it blew the minds of the mobile gaming audience, and then brought folks from the traditional gaming world and even people who weren't gamers at all along for the ride with its beautiful visuals and intricate puzzle box. In fact, the intimacy of touching and manipulating that puzzle with the touchscreen was something unmatched on other gaming platforms. Two sequels followed in the years since, each building and expanding on the original formula in a number of ways, but this week something new has arrived in the form of a spinoff called The Room: Old Sins [$4.99].

To highlight what I think is most interesting about The Room: Old Sins means talking about those sequels. Whereas the original The Room had one incredibly dense and complex puzzle box, The Room 2 expanded on that with multiple puzzles and much more narrative. The Room 3 then kicked THAT up a notch with environmental puzzling that was reminiscent of a more traditional adventure game in addition to more neat puzzle boxes. With Old Sins, developer Fireproof Games has found something of a happy medium between the second and third games.

The main puzzle box in Old Sins is a very elaborate, very creepy dollhouse that, as you would expect from a puzzle box in a The Room game, is full of layers and layers of moving parts and mysteries. But then, using the special eyepiece that's in previous games, you can also zoom into the dollhouse itself where even more types of puzzle boxes are waiting for you. It's like an Xzibit meme with puzzle boxes in your puzzle boxes in your puzzle boxes.

Eli goes into much more detail about The Room: Old Sins in his review from earlier this week, so be sure to give that a read if you haven't already and you're looking for a meatier breakdown of the game. What I wanted to point out is just what I love so much about Old Sins, and that's how expertly it straddles the line between straight escape room game like the first and second games and more elaborate adventure game like the third. It's fitting that this isn't a proper "The Room 4" sequel as Old Sins has a unique feel to it while simultaneously still totally feeling like a The Room game. It's hard to explain, but I love it all the same. The Room series is one of the finest sets of games in all of gaming, and I'm very happy to have a new entry to chew on and hope more new entries will be waiting for fans in the future.



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TouchArcade Needs Your Help to Survive: Here's All the Ways You Can Support Us (Some for Free!)

Two years ago now we launched our Patreon and since then while support from our community has been encouraging, we're still only half way to our goal to get back to firing on all cylinders. As you've likely noticed, there haven't been any new names on the site since Brad Nicholson left quite some time ago, as we're largely treading water trying to stay alive on the incredibly limited resources we have. I personally think third party editorial outlets like TouchArcade are very important to the health of online ecosystems like the App Store, and I believe we provide a significant value to our readers and iOS developers every day. All we're asking for is a value for value exchange, and if you feel you derive any value from reading TouchArcade (or anything from the TouchArcade community), please support our efforts to continue doing what we're doing. Here's all the ways you can do that:

Advertising

If you're an iOS developer looking to raise awareness of your game, advertising on sites like TouchArcade is a great way to reach a hyper-targeted audience of iOS gamers and industry influencers who view the site multiple times a day. We offer options ranging from sponsoring our podcast, advertising on our forums, or even completely re-skinning the site. Apple's editorial featuring games team constantly visits TouchArcade, along with (obviously) our whole staff, so having well-placed ads on a site like TouchArcade can be exponentially more effective at getting word out about your game than paying a PR person (likely way more money) to send us emails. For more information, contact our ad sales manager at ads@toucharcade.com.

Supporting Us on Patreon

Patreon is our primary funding source these days. If you're unfamiliar, you're able to more or less "subscribe" to creators (like us) whose content you value. We offer several different tiers of support, which grant things like cosmetic rewards on our forums, as well as access to a Patreon-only chat channel on our Discord server. All Patreon backers also get a video version of our podcast. Developers who support us on Patreon on the "Indie Developer" tier and above get access to a developer chat on on Discord for direct access to TouchArcade staff (and other developers), along with other developer-exclusive content like a business insights email newsletter, event reports, and more. We're also in the process of working with a few different highly relevant companies for exclusive discounts for Patreon backers, although nothing has been finalized just yet.

Overall, a good way to look at our Patreon is to think of TouchArcade as a magazine you'd subscribe to. If you used to pick up a copy of GamePro every month for five bucks (back when magazines only cost five bucks), kick us $5 instead. We provide way more content than print magazines ever could, in an infinitely more timely manner. If you'd like to support the site for more than that because we've saved you money over the years by helping you avoid bad games or by highlighting games you wanted when they were on sale... Even better! The way we look at it is that there's nothing more valuable than time, and we work well over a full time schedule to try and save YOU time by not having to sort through the crap on the App Store. If we've provided value to you in any of these ways, please consider giving back to us with your support.

Amazon Prime Members Can Subscribe to Us on Twitch for Free

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get way more benefits than fast shipping that you might not even be aware of. One of those perks is Twitch Prime. Once you link up your Amazon account with Twitch, aside from a bunch of random gaming-related freebies, you'll also be able to subscribe to one Twitch channel per month for free. We hope you use that free subscription on our Twitch channel. Something to keep in mind with these free Twitch subscriptions is they do not auto-renew. You'll need to manually re-subscribe every month, so if you'd like to go one tiny step further for us, set a recurring reminder on your iPhone's calendar to remember to do this.

Subscribe on Twitch and/or Cheer with Bits

If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still subscribe to our Twitch channel, it just costs $4.99. Something to keep in mind with this is the Twitch revenue share is 50/50, so if you just want to support the site and don't really specifically care about Twitch, your dollars go way farther over on Patreon as they take significantly smaller payment processing fees. But, hey, if you just love Twitch and want the perks that come with a subscriber, rock on.

Twitch Bits Donation

Another thing you can do on Twitch to help us out is cheer us with Bits. It's a new thing Twitch recently added that let you more or less "tip" the active streamer with a Twitch-exclusive currency that gets added to our account which Twitch eventually pays out on. Much like subscriptions, the revenue share on Twitch Bits isn't great, but you can get them for free if you're willing to view some ads on Twitch. Cheering is pretty fun while streaming as there's a whole lot of fanfare when Bits come in, they get added to a tip cup, and Twitch chat gets all excited.

Shop on Amazon Through Our Affiliate Link

If you do a lot of shopping on Amazon, visiting the easy to remember URL toucharcade.com/amazon and clicking through our link gives us credit as the referral for everything you buy. Amazon then gives us a very tiny percentage of the sale, which they'd otherwise just keep for themselves. They have widely varying commission rates, but everything (short of just buying cash gift cards) awards us something.

Amazon Pantry items are among the highest commissions Amazon pays, so if buy a lot of non-perishables and other home goods on Amazon, clicking our link first would be amazing- It also helps keep the joke alive that TouchArcade is in part supported by toilet paper sales since mobile gamers spend a lot of time playing on the toilet.

One-Time Contributions via PayPal

One thing a lot of people have asked us for is the ability to do one-time payments via PayPal. As part of setting up everything to make our Twitch channel work, we also have a more user-friendly way to do one-time payments. Click here, fill out the form, and it'll toss you over to PayPal to complete your payment. All of your PayPal information remains confidential, so we'll really only know what you fill out on the one-time contribution page. If you want to cover PayPal fees, there's a checkbox for that too. One thing to keep in mind with this is that since this whole thing is built with Twitch in mind, it's outside of all the automated stuff we've built for Patreon. If you don't care about those rewards, rock on. Additionally, if we're streaming when you donate, it'll automatically read your note on stream.

Whitelist TouchArcade on Your Ad Blockers

I know this is a ultra-touchy subject for some people, but if you use an ad blocker, please whitelist the TouchArcade domain. We (to the detriment of our own success) run the site with minimal ads which are manually screened to avoid anything that spawns pop-ups, auto-plays sound, or anything else annoying. We respect our readers, and while we'd be doing tons better if we had full-screen and totally irritating interstitials, I think all that does is encourage more people to block your ads. If you just block everything because you assume all sites these days have in-your-face ads, just try whitelisting us. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And, hell, if you really want to block our ads, just kick us a few bucks in one of these other ways and we'll be square.

Tell Your Friends and/or Share Our Stories on Social Media

If you love TouchArcade, but really just aren't interested in supporting the site financially, you can still do us a solid via word of mouth. If a friend of yours just got a new iPhone, recommend they check out TouchArcade to find some great games to download. Additionally, we go out of our way to produce great long-form content which typically doesn't generate that much search traffic. For instance, Shaun's amazing RPG Reload series, which I think is some of the best content we publish, are among the worst performing articles on the site. If you read something here that you find insightful, or otherwise interesting, please take a moment to encourage your friends to check it out on Twitter or Facebook. You might think one share doesn't mean much, but we can clearly tell the difference in site analytics.

Thanks for Reading

As always, thanks so much to everyone who has supported us over the years. You're the main reason we're still around, and we hope to keep doing what we've been doing for years to come. Hitting our original Patreon goals would allow us to hire more writers, attend more events, refresh the site, and potentially even explore options with our iOS app. We've managed to successfully fight against the tide of needing to run SEO-bait listicles, get involved in sponsored content, and all the other gnarly things web sites are doing to stay alive all because of you.

Thanks everybody!



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Beavers Be Dammed Is A Game Of Co-Op Lumber Theft In Lethal Sawmills

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Beavers Be Dammed is a co-op game that revolves around a couple of wood-obsessed beavers. Your goal of moving logs from a sawmill to the drop point may SEEM simple, but you're sure to encounter some increasingly difficult obstacles while having to coordinate with a whole other person!

Your journey starts with you and your partner-in-crime navigating your way into the mill and locating your prize. Don't worry about hurting the economy while stealing logs from the mill - it's run by an evil lumberjack. You would question his business sense after seeing the obstacles that block your path, though. Saw blades, flamethrowers and platforming challenges stand in your way in this bizarre, but charming co-op challenge. If you and your co-op pal navigate through the obstacles safely, you're in the home stretch and all you have to do from there is get to the drop point and make off like bandit-beavers!

The adorable art style of thieving beavers is paired with the co-op mechanic to make for a great way to pass the time with a friend to see who has the best log-stealing skills!

You can purchase Beavers Be Dammed on Steam here. You can also check out the official website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for future developments!



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Beavers Be Dammed Is A Game Of Co-Op Lumber Theft In Lethal Sawmills

beaversBeDammed_header.jpg

Beavers Be Dammed is a co-op game that revolves around a couple of wood-obsessed beavers. Your goal of moving logs from a sawmill to the drop point may SEEM simple, but you're sure to encounter some increasingly difficult obstacles while having to coordinate with a whole other person!

Your journey starts with you and your partner-in-crime navigating your way into the mill and locating your prize. Don't worry about hurting the economy while stealing logs from the mill - it's run by an evil lumberjack. You would question his business sense after seeing the obstacles that block your path, though. Saw blades, flamethrowers and platforming challenges stand in your way in this bizarre, but charming co-op challenge. If you and your co-op pal navigate through the obstacles safely, you're in the home stretch and all you have to do from there is get to the drop point and make off like bandit-beavers!

The adorable art style of thieving beavers is paired with the co-op mechanic to make for a great way to pass the time with a friend to see who has the best log-stealing skills!

You can purchase Beavers Be Dammed on Steam here. You can also check out the official website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for future developments!



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Video: How to solve design problems through examining real sports

In this 2013 GDC session, game designer Bennet Foddy discusses five different ways that real world sports have solved risk/reward problems in game design. ...



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'The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands' Looks Like an Awesome Mix of 'Kingdom' and 'A Dark Room', Coming in February

If I had to pick two games that surprised me with just how engaging they were, Kingdom: New Lands [$9.99] and A Dark Room [$1.99] would be major contenders. In the case of Kingdom, it looks like a simple side-scrolling pixel art game but in fact is an incredibly deep simulation and survival game. As for A Dark Room, well… have you seen screen shots of it? It looks like some totally stark text game, like someone tried to make a gamebook in Terminal. It too, however, is much more than it appears to be on the surface. If you're a fan of one or both of those games, then you should be pretty excited to hear that those served as the main inspiration for Xigma Game's new project called The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands. Check out the trailer.

Xigma's own description of The Bonfire is "Gather resources and build your settlement in a snowy encampment. You can Craft a variety of equipment for your workers and Fight monsters at night to protect your settlement. Slowly the settlement will thrive and players will be able to send scouts and explorers. Workers have an A.I. that reacts to the time of day. They will work during the day, sleep at night and have unique personalities. Dynamic weather system provides an additional challenge. The world of The Bonfire is filled with hidden mysteries. Clear dungeons, restore temple ruins, study ancient texts and save the world from malevolent Gods." It looks absolutely fantastic, and is coming sometime in February for $3.99. I'm really, really interested in checking this one out, so stop by the game's thread in our forums to discuss The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands ahead of its launch next month.



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PlayStation Essentials Sale: Save Big on Must-Have Titles

Greetings everyone! PlayStation Store has gathered together a selection of must-haves titles for every PlayStation library. Whether you’re new to the family and starting your collection from scratch or an old pro building out that backlog, save up to 50 percent during our PS Essentials Sale. PlayStation Plus members save up to 60 percent.

Pop into PlayStation Store over the weekend and scoop up games like Grand Theft Auto V and Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack Bundle, Destiny 2: Digital Deluxe Edition, Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition, and more.
 
Plus, get 10% off one total cart purchase when you use the code: FA5C4B2BJK

Check out the full lineup but don’t wait too long, the PlayStation Essentials Sale ends January 30 at 8 a.m. PST.

Games

Platform Title Sale Price PS Plus Price Original Price
PS4 ABZU $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION $11.99 $8.99 $29.99
PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION – THE COLLECTION $15.99 $11.99 $39.99
PS4 AMNESIA: COLLECTION $11.99 $8.99 $29.99
PS4 ARIZONA SUNSHINE (VR) $27.99 $23.99 $39.99
PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED 4 BLACK FLAG GOLD EDITION $24.99 $19.99 $49.99
PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV BLACK FLAG $12.89 $9.89 $29.99
PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED THE EZIO COLLECTION $29.99 $24.99 $49.99
PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY $14.99 $11.99 $29.99
PS4 ASSETTO CORSA $22.49 $14.99 $29.99
PS4 AVEN COLONY $19.49 $16.49 $29.99
PS4 AXIOM VERGE $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 – REVOLUTION EDITION $29.99 $23.99 $59.99
PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 AND TITANFALL 2 – ULTIMATE EDITIONS $47.99 $39.99 $79.99
PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 PREMIUM PASS $19.99 $14.99 $49.99
PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 $6.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 PREMIUM EDITION $23.99 $11.99 $59.99
PS4 BB2 – LEGENDARY EDITION $26.99 $22.49 $44.99
PS4 BB2 – OFFICIAL EXPANSION + TEAM PACK $31.99 $27.99 $39.99
PS4 BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION $25.79 $19.79 $59.99
PS4 BLOOD BOWL 2 $7.99 $5.99 $19.99
PS4 BLOOD BOWL 2 – OFFICIAL EXPANSION $19.99 $17.49 $24.99
PS4 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION $25.79 $19.79 $59.99
PS4 CALL OF DUTY: WWII $47.99 $44.99 $59.99
PS4 CALL OF DUTY: WWII – DIGITAL DELUXE $89.99 $84.99 $99.99
PS4 CITIES: SKYLINES – PLAYSTATION 4 EDITION $31.99 $23.99 $39.99
PS4 CLUSTERTRUCK $7.49 $5.99 $14.99
PS4 CRASH BANDICOOT N. SANE TRILOGY $29.99 $23.99 $39.99
PS4 DEAD RISING 4: FRANK’S BIG PACKAGE $39.99 $34.99 $0.00
PS4 DEAR ESTHER: LANDMARK EDITION $3.99 $2.99 $9.99
PS4 DESTINY 2 $41.99 $38.99 $59.99
PS4 DESTINY 2 – DIGITAL DELUXE $79.99 $69.99 $99.99
PS4 DESTINY 2 – GAME + EXPANSION PASS BUNDLE $71.99 $62.99 $89.99
PS4 DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN – ENHANCED EDITION $15.99 $11.99 $39.99
PS4 FARMING SIMULATOR 17 – PREMIUM EDITION $26.24 $18.74 $74.99
PS4 FARMING SIMULATOR 17 – STANDARD EDITION $19.99 $15.99 $39.99
PS4 FARMING SIMULATOR 17: PLATINUM EDITION $39.99 $34.99 $49.99
PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V $35.99 $29.99 $59.99
PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V & GREAT WHITE SHARK CASH CARD BUNDLE $56.99 $49.39 $75.99
PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO ONLINE MEGALODON SHARK CASH CARD $94.99 $84.99 $99.99
PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO: THE TRILOGY $20.99 $17.49 $34.99
PS4 Grand Theft Auto V and Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack Bundle $67.99 $59.49 $84.99
PS4 GTAV STARTER PACK & MEGALODON SHARK CARD BUNDLE $115.49 $100.49 $149.99
PS4 GTAV STARTER PACK & WHALE SHARK CARD BUNDLE $92.39 $80.39 $119.99
PS4 GTAV STARTER PACK AND GREAT WHITE SHARK CARD BUNDLE $79.99 $69.99 $99.99
PS4 GUILTY GEAR XRD -REVELATOR- $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE $23.99 $20.99 $29.99
PS4 HUMAN FALL FLAT $5.99 $4.49 $14.99
PS4 INJUSTICE 2 $29.99 $24.99 $49.99
PS4 INSIDE $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 KING OF FIGHTERS XIV ANNIVERSARY EDITION $35.99 $29.99 $59.99
PS4 L.A. NOIRE $33.99 $29.99 $39.99
PS4 LAST DAY OF JUNE $13.99 $11.99 $19.99
PS4 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA RECRUIT EDITION $17.99 $14.99 $29.99
PS4 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA DELUXE RECRUIT EDITION $23.99 $19.99 $39.99
PS4 MEGA MAN LEGACY COLLECTION 1 & 2 COMBO PACK $20.99 $17.99 $29.99
PS4 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR $47.99 $41.99 $59.99
PS4 N PLUS PLUS (N++) $8.99 $7.49 $14.99
PS4 NBA 2K18 $47.99 $41.99 $59.99
PS4 NBA 2K18 LEGEND EDITION BUNDLE $69.99 $59.99 $99.99
PS4 NBA 2K18 LEGEND EDITION GOLD BUNDLE $104.99 $89.99 $149.99
PS4 NEED FOR SPEED 18 DELUXE EDITION $55.99 $39.99 $79.99
PS4 NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK $41.99 $29.99 $59.99
PS4 NO MAN’S SKY $29.99 $23.99 $59.99
PS4 OBSERVER $20.99 $17.99 $29.99
PS4 OCTODAD: DADLIEST CATCH $5.99 $4.49 $14.99
PS4 OVERCOOKED $8.49 $6.79 $16.99
PS4 OVERCOOKED: GOURMET EDITION $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 OXENFREE $6.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS4 OXENFREE BUNDLE: GAME + DYNAMIC THEME $7.69 $5.49 $21.99
PS4 OXENFREE BUNDLE: GAME + DYNAMIC THEME + AVATARS $8.39 $5.99 $23.99
PS4 P5 ULTIMATE CORRECT SPID $87.49 $74.99 $124.99
PS4 PERSONA 5 $35.99 $29.99 $59.99
PS4 PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE 2: DELUXE EDITION $14.99 $12.49 $24.99
PS4 PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE 2: STANDARD EDITION $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 PORTAL KNIGHTS $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 PYRE $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 RAYMAN LEGENDS $17.19 $13.19 $39.99
PS4 SKULLGIRLS 2ND ENCORE $14.99 $9.99 $24.99
PS4 SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION $11.99 $8.99 $29.99
PS4 SOMA $11.99 $8.99 $29.99
PS4 SONG OF THE DEEP $5.09 $3.74 $14.99
PS4 SONIC FORCES DIGITAL BONUS EDITION $31.99 $27.99 $39.99
PS4 SPINTIRES: MUDRUNNER $31.99 $27.99 $39.99
PS4 STAR TREK: BRIDGE CREW (VR) $24.99 $19.99 $49.99
PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II $41.99 $35.99 $59.99
PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II – DELUXE $55.99 $47.99 $79.99
PS4 THE CREW $12.89 $9.89 $29.99
PS4 THE INVISIBLE HOURS $20.09 $17.99 $29.99
PS4 THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 4 $14.99 $9.99 $24.99
PS4 THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV: 4 CHARACTER BUNDLE PACK $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 THE LAST GUARDIAN $23.99 $19.99 $39.99
PS4 THE LAST OF US REMASTERED $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 THE MINECRAFT: STORY MODE BUNDLE $24.49 $20.99 $34.99
PS4 THE SEXY BRUTALE $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 THE SURGE $24.99 $19.99 $49.99
PS4 THE SURGE – COMPLETE EDITION $41.99 $35.99 $59.99
PS4 THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON $14.99 $12.49 $24.99
PS4 THUMPER (VR) $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 TITANFALL 2 – ULTIMATE EDITION 1 $23.99 $19.99 $39.99
PS4 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION $11.99 $8.99 $29.99
PS4 WAR OF THE CHOSEN $33.99 $29.99 $39.99
PS4 WATCH DOGS $14.99 $11.99 $29.99
PS4 WATCH DOGS GOLD EDITION $21.49 $16.49 $49.99
PS4 WEREWOLVES WITHIN (VR) $12.89 $9.89 $29.99
PS4 WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH $13.99 $11.99 $19.99
PS4 WWE 2K18 $41.99 $35.99 $59.99
PS4 WWE 2K18 DIGITAL DELUXE BUNDLE $62.99 $53.99 $89.99
PS4 XCOM 2 $25.79 $19.79 $59.99
PS4 XCOM 2 DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $32.24 $24.74 $74.99
PS4 YONDER: THE CLOUD CATCHER CHRONICLES $13.99 $11.99 $19.99
PS4 YOOKA-LAYLEE $23.99 $19.99 $39.99
PS4 ZERO ESCAPE ZERO TIME DILEMMA $23.99 $19.99 $39.99
PS4 ZERO ESCAPE: THE NONARY GAMES $24.99 $19.99 $49.99
PS3 ALIEN: ISOLATION $11.99 $8.99 $29.99
PS3 ASSASSIN’S CREED ROGUE $12.89 $9.89 $29.99
PS3 BATTLEFIELD 4 $6.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS3 BATTLEFIELD 4 PREMIUM EDITION $20.99 $11.99 $59.99
PS3 BLAZBLUE: CHRONO PHANTASMA EXTEND $19.99 $11.99 $39.99
PS3 DEVIL MAY CRY HD COLLECTION $6.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS3 DRAGON’S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN $10.49 $7.49 $29.99
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V $23.99 $19.99 $39.99
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V & GREAT WHITE SHARK CASH CARD BUNDLE $28.04 $22.94 $50.99
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V & MEGALODON SHARK CASH CARD BUNDLE $68.59 $39.19 $97.99
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V & WHALE SHARK CASH CARD BUNDLE $39.59 $32.39 $71.99
PS3 GUILTY GEAR XRD -REVELATOR- $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS3 OKAMI HD $6.99 $5.59 $13.99
PS3 PERSONA 5 $29.99 $24.99 $49.99
PS3 PERSONA 5 ULTIMATE EDITION $80.49 $68.99 $114.99
PS3 RESIDENT EVIL 4 $6.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS3 RESIDENT EVIL 5 GOLD EDITION $7.49 $4.49 $29.99
PS3 SKULLGIRLS ENCORE $3.99 $2.99 $9.99
PS3 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH $8.99 $6.99 $19.99
VITA AXIOM VERGE $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
VITA BREATH OF FIRE III $5.99 $4.99 $9.99
VITA FARMING SIMULATOR 18 $14.99 $11.99 $29.99
VITA MURAMASA REBIRTH COMPLETE COLLECTION $13.99 $10.49 $34.99
VITA OCTODAD: DADLIEST CATCH $5.99 $4.49 $14.99
VITA SKULLGIRLS 2ND ENCORE $14.99 $9.99 $24.99
VITA ZERO ESCAPE: THE NONARY GAMES $19.99 $15.99 $39.99

 

Movies

Title SD Sale Price HD Sale Price SD Original Price HD Original Price
GAME OF THRONES S1 $13.99 $28.99 $13.99 $38.99
GAME OF THRONES S2 $13.99 $28.99 $13.99 $38.99
GAME OF THRONES S3 $18.99 $28.99 $18.99 $38.99
GAME OF THRONES S4 $18.99 $28.99 $18.99 $38.99
GAME OF THRONES S5 $20.99 $28.99 $20.99 $38.99
GAME OF THRONES S6 $20.99 $28.99 $20.99 $38.99
BALLERS S1 $8.99 $18.99 $8.99 $24.99
BALLERS S2 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $24.99
TRUE DETECTIVE S1 $16.99 $22.99 $16.99 $29.99
TRUE DETECTIVE S2 $16.99 $22.99 $16.99 $29.99
EASTBOUND & DOWN S1 x $10.99 $12.99 $16.99
EASTBOUND & DOWN S2 x $12.99 $12.99 $19.99
EASTBOUND & DOWN S4 x $14.99 $14.99 $22.99
TODD MCFARLANE’S SPAWN S1 $5.99 $9.99 x x
TODD MCFARLANE’S SPAWN S2 $5.99 $9.99 x x
TODD MCFARLANE’S SPAWN S3 $5.99 $9.99 x x
THE SOPRANOS S1 $8.99 $19.99 $8.99 $24.99
THE SOPRANOS S2 $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
THE SOPRANOS S3 $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
THE SOPRANOS S4 $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
THE SOPRANOS S5 $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
THE SOPRANOS S6A $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
THE SOPRANOS S6B $11.99 $16.99 $11.99 $24.99
TRUE BLOOD S1 $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
TRUE BLOOD S2 $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
TRUE BLOOD S3 $12.99 $19.99 $12.99 $24.99
TRUE BLOOD S4 $13.99 $28.99 $13.99 $38.99
TRUE BLOOD S5 $13.99 $28.99 $13.99 $38.99
TRUE BLOOD S6 $13.99 $28.99 $13.99 $38.99
TRUE BLOOD S7 $13.99 $28.99 $13.99 $38.99
SILICON VALLEY S1 $8.99 $14.99 $8.99 $19.99
SILICON VALLEY S2 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $24.99
SILICON VALLEY S3 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $24.99
SILICON VALLEY S4 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $24.99
BANSHEE S1 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $24.99
BANSHEE S3 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $24.99
BANSHEE S4 $11.99 $14.99 $11.99 $22.99
ARROW: SEASON 6 $13.99 $34.99 $13.99 $34.99
ARROW: SEASON 5 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
ARROW: SEASON 4 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
ARROW: SEASON 3 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
ARROW: SEASON 2 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
ARROW: SEASON 1 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON 3 $16.99 $24.99 $16.99 $29.99
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON 2 $12.99 $24.99 $12.99 $24.99
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON 1 $12.99 $24.99 $12.99 $24.99
FLASH, THE: SEASON 4 $18.99 $39.99 $18.99 $39.99
FLASH, THE: SEASON 3 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
FLASH, THE: SEASON 2 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
FLASH, THE: SEASON 1 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
GOTHAM: SEASON 4 $16.99 $29.99 $16.99 $29.99
GOTHAM: SEASON 3 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
GOTHAM: SEASON 2 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
GOTHAM: SEASON 1 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
RIVERDALE: SEASON 2 $18.99 $34.99 $18.99 $34.99
RIVERDALE: SEASON 1 $16.99 $24.99 $16.99 $29.99
SUPERGIRL: SEASON 2 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
SUPERGIRL: SEASON 1 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
ANIMAL KINGDOM: SEASON 2 $16.99 $24.99 $16.99 $29.99
ANIMAL KINGDOM: SEASON 1 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $19.99
BLINDSPOT: SEASON 2 $16.99 $29.99 $16.99 $29.99
BLINDSPOT: SEASON 1 $16.99 $29.99 $16.99 $29.99
CLAWS: SEASON 1 $12.99 $18.99 $12.99 $19.99
LETHAL WEAPON: SEASON 2 $16.99 $29.99 $16.99 $29.99
LETHAL WEAPON: SEASON 1 $16.99 $24.99 $16.99 $24.99
LUCIFER: SEASON 3 $16.99 $29.99 $16.99 $29.99
LUCIFER: SEASON 2 $13.99 $29.99 $13.99 $29.99
LUCIFER: SEASON 1 $12.99 $22.99 $12.99 $24.99
BIG BANG THEORY, THE: HOLIDAY COLLECTION $10.99 $14.99 x $14.99
BIG BANG THEORY, THE: BEST OF GUEST STARS $8.99 $9.99 $12.99 $14.99
BIG BANG THEORY, THE: BEST OF RELATIONSHIPS $8.99 $9.99 $12.99 $14.99
BIG BANG THEORY, THE: FAN FAVORITES, VOLUME 1 $8.99 $9.99 $12.99 $14.99
BIG BANG THEORY, THE: NERDIEST MOMENTS $8.99 $9.99 $12.99 $14.99
BIG BANG THEORY, THE: PRODUCERS’ PICKS $8.99 $9.99 $12.99 $14.99
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES: SEASON 3 $12.99 $14.99 $16.99 $19.99
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES: SEASON 2 $12.99 $14.99 $16.99 $19.99
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES: SEASON 1 $8.99 $9.99 $12.99 $14.99
11.22.63 $12.99 $14.99 $16.99 $19.99
BATMAN: SEASON 3 $16.99 $29.99 x $29.99
BATMAN: SEASON 2 PART 2 $16.99 $29.99 x $29.99
BATMAN: SEASON 2 PART 1 $16.99 $29.99 x $29.99
BATMAN: SEASON 1 $16.99 $29.99 x $29.99
CONSTANTINE: SEASON 1 $16.99 $19.99 $20.99 $29.99
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, THE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x x
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE TENTH SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x $19.99
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON $16.99 $29.99 x x
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON $13.99 $34.99 $18.99 $39.99
V (2009): THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON $12.99 $14.99 $16.99 $19.99
V (2009): THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON $12.99 $19.99 $20.99 $24.99
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOLUME FOUR $12.99 $19.99 x x
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOLUME ONE $12.99 $19.99 x x
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOLUME THREE $12.99 $19.99 x x
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOLUME TWO $12.99 $19.99 x x
LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: SEASON 1 $8.99 $9.99 $8.99 $14.99
LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: SEASON 2 $8.99 $9.99 $8.99 $14.99
LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: SEASON 3 $8.99 $9.99 $8.99 $14.99
LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU SEASON 1 $8.99 $14.99 x x
LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU SEASON 2 $8.99 $14.99 $12.99 $19.99
LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU SEASON 3 $5.99 $6.99 $8.99 $9.99
LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU SEASON 4 $8.99 $9.99 $8.99 $14.99
LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU SEASON 5 $8.99 $9.99 $8.99 $14.99
LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU SEASON 6 $8.99 $9.99 $8.99 $14.99
LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU SEASON 7 $12.99 $14.99 $12.99 $19.99
LEGO: LEGENDS OF CHIMA SEASON 1 $16.99 $19.99 $16.99 $24.99
LEGO: LEGENDS OF CHIMA SEASON 2 $18.99 $19.99 $18.99 $38.99
SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON $6.99 $9.99 x x
SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON $12.99 $19.99 x x
SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON $6.99 $9.99 x x
TEEN TITANS GO!: SEASON 3 $16.99 $24.99 $16.99 $29.99
TEEN TITANS GO!: SEASON 4 $16.99 $24.99 $16.99 $29.99
TEEN TITANS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON $8.99 $13.99 x x
TEEN TITANS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON $8.99 $13.99 x x
TEEN TITANS: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON $8.99 $13.99 x x
THUNDERCATS (ORIGINAL SERIES) : THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON VOLUME 1 $19.99 $24.99 x x
THUNDERCATS (ORIGINAL SERIES): THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON VOLUME 2 $19.99 $24.99 x x
THUNDERCATS (ORIGINAL SERIES:) THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON VOLUME 1 $19.99 $24.99 x x
THUNDERCATS (ORIGINAL SERIES:) THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON VOLUME 2 $19.99 $24.99 x x

Note: All pricing is for U.S. only and subject to change.



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PlayStation Blogcast 278: It’s the Thrill of the Fight

Hello ladies and gentlemen! On today’s episode the team talks fighting games, from the recently released Dragon Ball FighterZ to Injustice 2. Kristen also updates her ongoing report on Monster Hunter: World, which we have heard includes some adorable feline fighting companions. Enjoy the show!


Email us at blogcast@sony.com!

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Stuff We Talked About

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Injustice 2
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Oscar noms!

Recent Episodes


The Cast

Official PlayStation Blogcast: Sid ShumanOfficial PlayStation Blogcast: Zac MinorOfficial PlayStation Blogcast: Kristen Titus

Sid Shuman – Director of Social Media, SIEA
Zac Minor – Sr. Social Media Manager, SIEA
Kristen Titus – Social Media Specialist, SIEA


Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music.

[Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]



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Here's what Monster Hunter World's Day One microtransaction prices look like

Monster Hunter World is out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and that - as Martin Robinson explained in his recent review - is well worth celebrating. With its launch, however, comes Capcom's initial wave of microtransactions - the first time that cosmetics have ever come with a real-life price tag attached in a mainline Monster Hunter game.

Capcom hasn't been shy about the fact that microtransactions for cosmetics would be part of World, or course, and, importantly, all future monster additions are still expected to be free. Even so, how does the first wave of DLC fare? Does it consist of reasonably priced frivolities, or should Capcom's new pricing structure be a cause for concern?

As a quick note, before we continue, the following prices are all taken from the UK PlayStation Store; you'll pay more or less the same on the Xbox Store, although a few items - face paint, gestures, and the Guildmarm Costume - cost 10p less.

Read more…



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Shadowhand developer explains the cons of a long dev cycle

In a blog posted to his website today, Shadowhand developer Jake Birkett discusses the potential pitfalls of a long development cycle. ...



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Facebook announces new pilot program for 'gaming streamers'

Facebook announced the introduction of its gaming creator pilot program, a live streaming monetization service geared specifically toward "gaming streamers". ...



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Epic confirms that it's shutting down free-to-play MOBA Paragon this April

Epic Games has announced that it's pulling the plug on free-to-play MOBA Paragon, and that servers will go offline on April 26th.

The news comes barely a week after the developer's candid post to the Paragon forums, in which it cast doubt on the MOBA's future. At the time, it admitted that it was struggling to achieve "that magical combination of ingredients that make for a sustainable game", and revealed that key Paragon staff had already been moved to work on Fortnite.

"Over the next few weeks", it said, "we'll be figuring out if and how we can evolve Paragon to achieve growth and success". And now, just a week later, a decision has been made.

Read more…



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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/30/2018

Storied heroes and devious villians from across the Final Fantasy universe converge once more in a gorgeous, team-based brawler. Welcome to Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PS4.

Following in the footsteps of the original PSP fighter-RPG hybrids, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT celebrates the iconic characters of the franchise with spectacular battles. Wield blades, magic, and the summons themselves as you work to build your characters bravery and trounce the enemy. Tailored to the PS4, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT takes the fighting spin-off to new heights.

For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

The Drop

New Releases: Week of January 30, 2018
Briks 2
PS4 — Digital

Briks 2

Briks 2 is a classic retro arcade game with all new animated characters, new animated backgrounds, exciting new boss monsters, power-ups, and custom music. Collect bonuses and power your way through more than 100 new levels.

Cold Iron
PS VR — Digital

Cold Iron

There’s a new sheriff in town. Every enemy is unique, every duel is different, and every bullet counts. Cold Iron is a new genre for a new medium. Experience it exclusively in virtual reality.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Choose from more than 20 legendary Final Fantasy characters and battle in a unique three-on-three arena. Call forth familiar summons like Ifrit, Shiva, and Odin to dominate the opposing side or to turn the tide of the battle in each match.

EA Sports UFC 3
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 2/2)

EA Sports UFC 3

EA Sports UFC 3 revolutionizes authentic fighting movement with Real Player Motion Tech, a new animation technology that delivers the most responsive and authentic athletic motion in sports gaming.

Feral Fury
PS4 — Digital

Feral Fury

Long after humankind perished in the flames of the oil wars, the great panda empire is expanding throughout the galaxy as the new dominant power. With the old world in ashes and an endless need for bamboo, entire planets are turned into plantations, and the flames of war are lit once again.

Frutakia 2
PS4 — Digital (Out 1/31)

Frutakia 2

Frutakia is back and better than ever! Match three or more cute animals and level up! Go ahead and move any row up or down. We dare you to discover its ultra-addictive gameplay.

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones
PS4 — Digital (Out 2/2)

Nightmares from the Deep 3

Play the final chapter of the fantastic pirate trilogy! Davy Jones and his undead crew appear once again to kidnap the museum custodian Sarah Black and force her daughter Cory to sign a dark pact. In order to save Cory, Sarah will travel through mysterious locations, solve plenty of puzzles, and learn the truth about the ghost of a beautiful young girl who roams Davy Jones’ island.

Out of Ammo
PS VR — Digital

Out of Ammo

Out of Ammo is an intense virtual reality strategy game for PS VR that puts you in the commander’s seat against wave after wave of soldiers.

The Pierhead Arcade
PS4 — Digital

Pierhead Arcade

Play classic coin-operated games. Compete on global leaderboards! Get digital toys at the gift shop using tickets you’ve won.

Railway Empire
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Railway Empire

Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent.

Restless Spirit
PS4 — Digital (Out 2/1)

Restless Spirit

The spirit of a girl appears in front of a father whose daughter is lost. This man, filled with grief in his heart follows the guidance of the spirit, wandering ever deeper into the forest. Why has she shown herself? What is her purpose? The truth lies in the abyss of the forest.

Strikers Edge
PS4 — Digital

Strikers Edge

Strikers Edge is a medieval dodgeball with weapons, ancient warriors, and special powers. Challenge your opponents in online and local multiplayer, ascend to the top of the ladder and become the best striker!

Time Recoil
PS Vita — Digital

Time Recoil

Time Recoil is a top-down shooter where you kill to slow time, experience amazing slow motion gunfights, and trigger spectacular special moves.

Wulverblade
PS4 — Digital

Wulverblade

Help Britannia defeat the Romans in Wulverblade — a hardcore side-scrolling beat ’em up inspired by classics such as Golden Axe, Sengoku, and Knights of the Round!

PlayStation Music Logo

  • Migos – Culture II
  • Siddhartha Khosla – Runaways (Original Score)
  • Mike Posner – i was born in Detroit . . .

PlayStation Video Logo

  • Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Wonder

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers- January 29 at 8/7c (HBO)
  • Big Papi Needs a Job- January 31 at 8/7c (Fusion)
  • 30 for 30: The Two Bills- February 1 at 9/8c (ESPN)

The information above is subject to change without notice.



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Get a job: Wargaming is hiring a Technical Animator

Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore is looking for a Technical Animator with 3DS Max, Maya, and Motion Builder experience to join its growing team. ...



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