Shack Snack: April 30, 2014

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Watch Dogs Season Pass trailer reveals new cyborg-hunting mode Aiden will also get extra playable missions, including a new Digital Trip mode that seems to combine Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare with Blade Runner. Called "Conspiracy," players will have to hunt down cyborgs in a "mind-bending alternate game universe." S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha standalone mod revamps the original game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha is a mod that attempts to not only restore the content cut from the original game, but update it with modern graphics and gameplay. "It became more than just a modification, it became our dream game, how we saw S.T.A.L.K.E.R.," the dez0wave team explained. Nintendo is not 'solely a company that makes video games,' Iwata says "A lot of people around the world think Nintendo is solely a company that makes video games," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said. However, that shouldn't be the case, he emphasized. "[Former Nintendo president Hiroshi] Yamauchi always said 'Nintendo is an entertainment company and should never be anything else', but he didn't necessarily think 'entertainment equals video games.'"

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SOE All Access membership launches today for $15/month While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting today, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of their games.