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Titanfall 3 On Hold Because of Apex Legends
Apr 25, 2019 - 5:59 PM - by Evil Avatar

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"Lastly, regarding other games in development at Respawn, it is important to understand that there are entirely separate development teams working on Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Additionally, in order to fully support Apex Legends, we are pushing out plans for future Titanfall games. No resources from the Apex Legends team are being shifted to other titles in development here at the studio, nor are we pulling resources from the team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order."

The reasoning behind this is to avoid "crunch culture," which is a problem that is increasing in visibility as of late. The good news is that the Fallen Order team is unaffected by the Apex Legends plans, so for those excited about the single-player Star Wars title, there's no cause for concern there.
PrimaGames.

This comes on the heels of news that Apex Legends player counts are starting to drop off.
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Rage 2 - What is Rage 2 Trailer
Apr 25, 2019 - 5:37 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Everything you need to know about RAGE 2! You know how most games have either guns OR cars OR open worlds OR superpowers? RAGE 2 says “nah” to OR and “hell yeah” to AND AND AND AND AND.

RAGE 2 launches May 14, 2019.
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Super Mario Maker 2 Launches for Nintendo Switch on June 28th
Apr 24, 2019 - 7:57 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Let’s-a Go! Super Mario Maker 2 Launches for Nintendo Switch on June 28

When you put together your upcoming summer plans, make sure to add “Create the Super Mario course of my dreams!” to the list. That’s because Super Mario Maker 2 launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on June 28, just in time to take the game with you on all your summer travels.

This full-fledged sequel to the original groundbreaking Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U system lets your imagination run wild as you make and play your own Super Mario courses using new tools, items and features.

With an incredibly intuitive toolset ready to be explored and experimented with, including the new ability to create slopes for the first time, nearly anything is possible in Super Mario Maker 2.

For more information about Super Mario Maker 2, visit supermariomaker.nintendo.com.
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Days Gone Free DLC Kicks off in June
Apr 24, 2019 - 7:55 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Days Gone is almost here! The team at Bend Studio can’t wait for players to test their luck against three difficulty modes that ship with the game on April 26. Whether playing Easy, Normal, or Hard mode you can expect a game that challenges your survival skills across a 30+ hour golden path and many more hours of open world hordes, ambush camps, infestation zones, mysterious NERO checkpoints, and dynamic events in the post-apocalyptic Oregon setting.

Not only does this world come for you, but starting in June, a whole new difficulty mode and new challenges each week are coming for all Days Gone owners with an active internet connection — for free!

‘Survival’ difficulty mode tests players by daring them to beat the story with increased difficulty settings, no fast travel or Survival Vision, and an immersive HUD that removes maps and indicators from the gameplay screen. Every tweak and change made is designed to further immerse players and ratchet up the tension to make this the definitive survival experience.

Each week beginning in June, a new Bike, Horde, or Combat challenge will be deployed to test players even further. These challenges take key gameplay features of Days Gone, and twists them in unique ways to earn additional items and rewards. We’ll give you more information on the specific challenges down the road.

Beating the Survival Difficulty and challenges won’t be in vain — players can earn new trophies and unique bike skins to show off in photo mode to prove they’re bonafide Days Gone survivors. Are you?
blog.us.playstation.com
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How Epic Games Screws Over Employees to Bring you Fortnite!
Apr 24, 2019 - 7:08 AM - by Evil Avatar

Polygon has a feature online, detailing the cruel work environment over at Epic Games following the success of Fortnite.

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In a dozen interviews conducted by Polygon over a period of several months, current and former employees say they regularly worked in excess of 70-hour weeks, with some reporting 100-hour weeks. Contract staff in Epic’s quality assurance and customer service departments spoke of a stressful and hostile working environment in which working overtime — while officially voluntary — was an expected service to the company.

Although contract staff were paid overtime, developers report a culture of fear, in which they were expected to pull long hours as part of their job. Some reported suffering health issues after working consecutive months of 70-hour weeks.
Polygon.

It's almost like they were owned by some Chinese sweatshop. Oh, wait...
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Persona 5 The Royal Launching This Year (In Japan)
Apr 24, 2019 - 6:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Atlus has finally lifted the curtain on Persona 5: The Royal, an enhanced version of Persona 5 with new locations, new scenes & new characters. The Japanese version will be available October 31st.
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Sea of Thieves update adds a Swashbuckling Adventure on April 30th
Apr 23, 2019 - 5:59 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Embark upon a story-driven adventure into long-lost legends and mysteries. Wield wondrous artefacts, pit your wits against puzzles and face down truly fearsome guardians as you follow this trail of Tall Tales. Coming to all Sea of Thieves players as part of the free Anniversary update on April 30th!
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World War Z Sells 1 Million Copies In First Week
Apr 23, 2019 - 5:48 PM - by Evil Avatar

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The new video game World War Z is inspired in part by the 2013 Brad Pitt movie of the same name. Despite the film being about six years ago, the new game is selling very well. Developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive announced today that the co-op shooter has reached more than 1 million copies sold in its first week since launching on April 16 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Saber CEO Matthew Karch said the studio is "humbled and thrilled" by the game's "immense success." He specifically called out the PC edition as doing especially well. Released as an Epic Store exclusive, the game sold 250,000 copies on PC alone and that success was due in part to the "tremendous support" Epic gave Saber, Karch said.

"Moving forward, we'll continue to expand the game and its community with new improvements, stability updates, and bonus gameplay content, beginning very soon with a special new mission for the Tokyo episode," Karch said.
Gamespot.
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Gemini Man Official Trailer
Apr 23, 2019 - 6:40 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Gemini Man (#GeminiMan) is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith (#WillSmith) as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renowned producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.

Gemini Man opens in theaters October 11, 2019.
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Mortal Kombat 11's Final Character Is So Cool
Apr 22, 2019 - 5:58 PM - by Evil Avatar


Can you feel the chill in the air? Frost makes her long-awaited return to kombat in #MK11.
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The Curse of La Llorona Scares Up a Box Office Win
Apr 22, 2019 - 6:55 AM - by Evil Avatar

Audiences flocked to the small budget Conjuring spin-off movie The Curse of La Llorona prior to the big un-Snap next weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the Easter weekend of April 19th to April 21st, 2019.
  1. The Curse of La Llorona $26.5/$26.5
  2. Shazam! $17.3/$121.3
  3. Breakthrough $11.1/$14.6
  4. Captain Marvel $9.1/$400.0
  5. Little $8.4/$29.3
  6. Dumbo $6.8/$101.2
  7. Pet Sematary $4.8/$49.5
  8. Missing Link $4.3/$12.9
  9. Us $4.2/$170.4
  10. Hellboy $3.8/$19.6
  11. After $2.5/$10.4
  12. Penguins $2.3/$3.2
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Happy Easter
Apr 21, 2019 - 11:36 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel
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The Nintendo Game Boy Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary Today
Apr 21, 2019 - 9:33 AM - by Emabulator

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The Nintendo Game Boy was first released on this day 30 years ago in Japan, then North America three months later, and lastly in Europe, nearly a year after.

The Game Boy launched 30 years ago today in Japan in 1989 and since then, this little pocket-rocket went on to sell well over 100 million units, allowing gamers all over the world the freedom to play their favorite games – including Tetris, Super Mario, and Pokémon. Having this new-found freedom meant that Game Boy owners could play whenever and wherever they wanted which completely revolutionized the video-game era.

The Game Boy combined features from both the NES home system and Game & Watch hardware and went on to create several models that include The Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, and Game Boy Micro. The Game Boy started it all with playing on the go and planted a firm path that made way for the likes of the DS, 3DS, and the Switch that we are lucky to own today.
DualShockers.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Apr 20, 2019 - 4:51 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I just got off of 12 days in a row of work. Time for a beer and some music.

It's the weekend. What are you listening to?
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City of Heroes Back for a Second Print?
Apr 19, 2019 - 11:35 PM - by vallor
Earlier MassivelyOP reported on the existence of a private City of Heroes server which has been running for years despite the game officially being shut down by NCSoft.

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Originally Posted by MassivelyOP
If you’ve been around the post-sunset City of Heroes community long enough, you’ve probably heard the rumors that there’s a secret City of Heroes rogue server out there under construction – not SEGS, and not Paragon Chat, and not any of the spiritual successors, but specifically a functional private server version of the real game. Traditionally, anybody bringing that up has been ostracized as a liar. But it’s all come to a head this week as one YouTuber posted a video calling out the secret server and at least one of the people behind it, and now we’ve got a lengthy statement from the private server team’s leader acknowledging some of the claims and resoundingly denying others.

The most recent update mentions not only has the code been released, but a test server is live.

One final note from the PCGamer article which may bring some hope for people hoping to see this become a permanent presence:

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Originally Posted by PCGamer
Though some companies, like Blizzard, have taken an aggressive stance against private server operators, others have found a much more consumer-friendly approach. Back in 2015, Daybreak Games officially sanctioned the EverQuest private server Project 1999, setting an important precedent by celebrating the passion of its fans instead of punishing them for trying to relive the games that obviously mean so much to them.
I suspect most the outrage is fake merely due to the fact the someone had a toy they weren't sharing but with a dash of legit outrage for the user data being in the hands of these (ahem) villians.

Apparently death threats are required to to communicate the level of displeasure.
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Here’s why the Apple CUBE Computer was a Beautiful $2800 FAILURE
Apr 19, 2019 - 8:07 AM - by Metal Jesus

Apple's infamous G4 Cube computer was beautiful but ultimately flawed. In this video I show its many quirks and why it quickly died at retail.
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Fade to Silence 'Where is My Mind?' Trailer
Apr 18, 2019 - 6:02 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Happy Easter, everyone! New trailer for Fade to Silence released

We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Easter 2019!

We've been searching Easter eggs for two weeks straight and found... a new trailer! Dive into an emotional trailer (including an eerie cover version of Pixies - 'Where Is My Mind?'), which invites the blizzard right into your living room.

Fade to Silence will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on April 30th 2019. The SRP on PC will be 39,99$/39,99€ , console editions will be at 49,99$/49,99€.

About Fade to Silence

Fade to Silence takes players into a frozen, post-apocalyptic world where defying nature’s threats and enemies is key. A compelling mix of a puzzling story, a constant strife for resources, balancing short term needs versus your long term goals, and a tense, atmospheric mood makes this game a unique survival adventure.

Key Features

• Explore a vast winter landscape: From a frozen river delta to once-lush farmlands and dense forests, each area features a myriad of locations to explore.

• Tense atmosphere and unforgiving gameplay. This is a strategist’s game.

• Wolf Sled Expeditions: Pack your sled, take a follower with you, and go on long-term expeditions into the farthest regions.

• Recruit followers to get access to better gear, enabling you to survive the cold environment and increasingly dangerous creatures.

• An exploration mode lets you roam the world and experience the story at your own pace.

• Lead your followers and keep them alive. You will face harsh choices.
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Mortal Kombat 11 Launch Trailer. Sektor, Cyrax and Sheeva Are in the Story
Apr 18, 2019 - 5:58 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Mortal Kombat 11 Official Launch Trailer Ushers in a New Era for the Iconic Franchise

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today released the official Mortal Kombat 11 Launch Trailer set to a remix created by international DJ, Dimitri Vegas and 2WEI, of the song “Techno Syndrome,” an iconic, cultural staple of the Mortal Kombat franchise since 1995.

In the trailer, Kronika, the Keeper of Time, has signaled for a new era to begin as she tries to rewind time to its beginning and restart history. In order to restore balance to the realms, players must take on the role of numerous fighters from different eras, culminating in the ultimate generational clash as current characters collide with their past selves. The launch trailer features both cinematic story moments coupled with crushing gameplay showcasing the growing roster of confirmed playable fighters in Mortal Kombat 11, including Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Skarlet, Baraka, Geras, Kano, D'Vorah, Kabal, Jade, Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Erron Black, Jacqui Briggs, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Jax Briggs, Cetrion, The Kollector, Kitana and Shao Kahn.

Tune in to NetherRealm’s popular Kombat Kast livestream on Monday, April 22 at 3 p.m. CDT for the next Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal, available on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Mixer.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed franchise, developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, and will be available beginning April 23 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch and PC. Pre-order now to receive the in-game playable character, Shao Kahn.

To learn more about Mortal Kombat 11, please visit mortalkombat.com.
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Remake of Classic FPS "XIII" Announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC
Apr 18, 2019 - 5:42 PM - by Evil Avatar

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XIII’s quest for identity will start again November 13th, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac

Microïds and PlayMagic unveil today a teaser for the remake of the cult classic XIII, the cel-shading FPS initially released in 2003. Players will be delighted to learn that XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac!

Based on the first five volumes of the eponymous comic book series, XIII conquered the gamers’ hearts with its unparalleled mix between a story-driven adventure, a solid gameplay and a unique artistic direction.

“We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy. Revisiting this game came naturally as we felt this unique kind of story driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape. Our goal is to bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animations.” Declares François Coulon – Head of Production at Microïds

“The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII’s incredible look and feel. XIII’s gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light.” Declares Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd.

The Story

Play as «Thirteen», a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo « XIII » next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers in the 34 levels of the solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.

More information about this remake will be revealed soon… Stay tuned!
I wrote the strategy guide for this one! Once you got the crossbow, all the other weapons were pointless.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Apr 18, 2019 - 9:26 AM - by Jetherik

Happy Easter! Have a good Passover! What are you playing this weekend?
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New Child’s Play Trailer: Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend
Apr 18, 2019 - 7:10 AM - by Evil Avatar

Time to play. The full trailer for Child’s Play is finally here. From the producers of IT comes a modern reimagining of the horror classic. Child’s Play hits theaters June 21. 🔪 #ChildsPlayMovie
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The Boys - Uncensored Teaser Trailer: “Spank”
Apr 17, 2019 - 8:13 PM - by Evil Avatar

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THE BOYS is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven," and their formiddable Vought backing.

Series premiere July 26, 2019.
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Ubisoft’s giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity and donating €500,000 to Notre-Dame
Apr 17, 2019 - 8:05 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Supporting Notre-Dame de Paris

As the smoke clears on the events that unfolded on Monday at the Notre-Dame de Paris, we stand in solidarité with our fellow Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused. Notre-Dame is an integral part of Paris, a city to which we are deeply connected. Seeing the monument in peril like this affected us all.

In light of Monday's events, we will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well. In addition, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how. For one week, we will be giving Assassin's Creed Unity away free on PC, for anyone who wants to enjoy it. You can download it now for Uplay PC here: assassinscreed.com/unity-notredame or get it directly on the Ubisoft Store here: store.ubi.com.

When we created Assassin's Creed Unity, we developed an even closer connection with this incredible city and its landmarks – one of the most notable elements of the game was the extraordinary recreation of Notre-Dame.

Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined. We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate our virtual homage to this monumental piece of architecture.
news.ubisoft.com.
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Capcom Home Arcade Mini-Console Includes 16 Games
Apr 17, 2019 - 8:01 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Capcom's arcade library is getting a tribute in the form of a mini-console chock full of classic games. The Capcom Home Arcade is a plug-and-play system built into an arcade stick shaped like the Capcom logo, and it comes loaded with coin-op games from the '80s and '90s--particularly the fighters and beat-em-ups Capcom was known for. It's being manufactured by Koch Media with licensing from Capcom.

The lineup listed on the official site includes 1944: The Loop Master, Alien vs Predator, Armored Warriors, Capcom Sports Club, Captain Commando, Cyberbots, Darkstalkers, Eco Warriors, Final Fight, Ghouls and Ghosts, Giga Wing, Mega Man: The Power Battle, ProGear, Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Strider, and Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo.

The stick measures roughly 22x74x11cm, so it's a sizable piece of hardware. Each of the games are produced from original CPS1 and CPS2 ROMs, and FB Alpha has been tapped to provide the emulation. It also includes wifi so that you can connect to a global leaderboard to upload your scores. The Capcom Home Arcade is coming on October 25, 2019.

A US price hasn't been listed yet, but the Capcom Europe store lists it for 230 euro. That converts to about $260 USD, so you can probably expect it to be in that range. That's about 1,000 quarters, so start saving and checking under couch cushions now.
Gamespot.
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Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package for Switch Debut Trailer
Apr 17, 2019 - 7:54 PM - by Evil Avatar

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The Third Street Saints Are Back and This Time They're Portable

To celebrate the release of the all new Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package trailer, Deep Silver today confirms that the Deluxe Pack for the popular open world action adventure game Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package is available for pre order ahead of the release on May 10 2019.

The Deluxe Pack contains an array of Saints Row inspired goodies including:

- A set of Saints Row Analog Stick Thumb Grips, for extra control

- A2 Double-sided Poster, featuring iconic Saints Row: The Third artwork

- Purple Microfibre Screen Cloth, adorned with the Saints Row: The Third insignia

- 2 Console Sticker Sheets, showcasing iconography from the world of Saints Row

- 3 Double-sided Lithographs, featuring artwork of six of the series’ most beloved characters

- Double-sided Alternative Artwork Inlay, that owners can use to personalise their boxed copy

- Deluxe Game Case Sleeve, featuring the original 2011 artwork for extra nostalgia

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package is the definitive release of one of gaming’s most beloved entries, playable on a Nintendo system for the first time ever with new features for Switch.

City of Sin - Disrupt and dismantle the Syndicate stranglehold on weapons, cybercrime, and criminal rackets. Discover the secrets of Steelport, where there is action on every street corner, for better or, more likely, worse.

Weapons of Crass Destruction – It’s one thing to defeat your enemies. It’s another to humiliate them. Hover jets, human cannonball cars and melee weapon warfare are all part of the fun.

Joy-Con Crazy Customisation – Create the most outlandish characters ever seen, from washed-up celebrities to maskless ninja pirates. Inside every sinner, there is a Saint. Who will you become?

Portable Over The Top Co-op – Fly solo, or play online with a homie and for the first time – two players can play side to side via online or local multiplayer. Give freefall skydiving a try, landing in your partner’s flaming pickup as you make a desperate run toward a heavily armed Syndicate base. Steelport is always more fun with a friend.

The Full Package – Includes all three mission packs and more than 30 DLC items. All previously released content is included on the game card.*

* Two DLC packs - the Bloodsucker Pack and the Unlockable Pack, have been omitted for game balance and improvement based on feedback.

For more information on Saints Row: The Third The Full Package on Nintendo Switch head over to saintsrow.com.
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Mortal Kombat 11 - SHAO KAHN Gameplay Trailer
Apr 17, 2019 - 7:45 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Joker from Persona 5 Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on April 17th
Apr 17, 2019 - 7:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

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In a new video released today, Nintendo unveiled that the new playable fighter Joker from Persona 5, the Mementos stage and several Persona series music tracks will be coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system on April 17 for players who own the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 1. In addition to showcasing Joker in action, the video also highlighted the free Version 3.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate available on April 17, which will introduce a new Stage Builder feature, new video editing features and the Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app

“As the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time and the fastest-selling game ever released in the Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to deliver a seismic collision of the biggest cast of iconic video game characters ever assembled in one game,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through both free content updates and paid DLC, like Joker from Persona 5, we’re able to keep making the game bigger and better with new experiences for Super Smash Bros. players to enjoy for a long time to come.”

After downloading the free Version 3.0 update on April 17, the following features, among others, will also be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

• Stage Builder: Players with big ideas for a personalized Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage can let their creativity run wild with the new Stage Builder mode. By using in-game tools, players can add moving platforms, spinning traps and other unique features to their customized stages. By playing in Handheld mode, budding designers can even use the touch screen to freely draw and create, and use front and back layers to further decorate their stages. Designed stages will be available to play in a new tab on the Stage Select screen and can be shared online via the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online app.

• Video Editor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video content that has been saved to a Nintendo Switch system can now be spliced together into a fun timeline presentation. Subtitles and sound effects can also be added to personalize the video, which can be exported and shared with the world through the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online app.

• Smash World: Players can view shared videos and download stages created in Stage Builder to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Smash World, a new service in the Nintendo Switch Online app. In Smash World, players can view recommended videos and even download custom stages shared by others online, giving players more ways than ever before to share their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate experience with friends.

The Challenger Pack 1 containing Joker, the Mementos stage and Persona series music can be purchased for $5.99, but players can also purchase the Fighters Pass at a suggested retail price of $24.99, giving them access to Joker and the other upcoming four Challenger Packs as they release. All content in the Version 3.0 update of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available for free.

For more information about the Fighters Pass and DLC content, visit smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/dlc. For more information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, visit smashbros.com.
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Just Cause 4 'Dare Devils of Destruction' DLC Launches April 30th
Apr 17, 2019 - 7:13 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Just Cause 4 'Dare Devils of Destruction' Announced

Gear up for an adrenaline fuelled adventure in the all-new Dare Devils of Destruction DLC for Just Cause 4, releasing April 30th, 2019, on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

Complete new missions to unlock over 16 all-new weaponized vehicles that you can drop in at a moment’s notice. Experience new levels of destruction, attack missions in never before seen ways, employ new tactics against the forces of the Black Hand and cause pure mayhem in the world of Solis.

Put the pedal to the metal, earn the respect of rival gangs and take on three deadly challenge modes across 15 explosive new missions.

Survival: Speed through a gauntlet of landmines, wrecking balls and rings of fire in this ultimate drive for survival. Destroy obstacles along the way and race towards the checkpoints to secure victory.

Run: Drive through extreme weather and master high-speed stunts in Run. Obliterate your rivals with a variety of weapons as you try to cross the finish line!

Rampage: Master the art of destruction and create carnage within this explosive arena. Reduce targets and rival drivers to scrap metal to achieve the high score!

“This is the first of three explosive over-the-top DLC packs in the ‘Dare Devils, Demons and Danger Expansion Pass’. Each pack will bring more vehicles, new modes, weapons and activities that continue to make the Just Cause 4 sandbox richer, crazier and even more extreme. Every pack will integrate seamlessly with the main game and add new experiences and more amazing tools of destruction.” Said Victoria Setian, Senior Producer at Avalanche Studios. “It’s a privilege to be able to continue to expand our massive action sandbox in Just Cause 4. Thank you for all the support so far!”

Gold Edition purchasers will receive 7 days early access to the Just Cause 4 Dare Devils of Destruction DLC.

For more information on the Gold Edition visit: justcause.com/buy-now.
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - The Fate of Atlantis: First Episode Available April 23rd
Apr 16, 2019 - 9:35 AM - by Evil Avatar

In the second DLC, The Fate of Atlantis, venture into the fabled realms of Greek mythology to discover your hero's true power and unravel the mysteries of the First Civilization.
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First PlayStation 5 Details Emerge
Apr 16, 2019 - 6:58 AM - by Evil Avatar

Wired has an article online with a few hints about Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including word that it will be backwards compatible with PS4 titles.

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Cerny isn’t ready to chat about services or other features, let alone games and price, and neither is anyone at Sony. Nor will you hear much about the console at E3 in June—for the first time, Sony won’t be holding a keynote at the annual games show. But a few more things come out during the course of our conversation. For example, the next-gen console will still accept physical media; it won’t be a download-only machine. Because it’s based in part on the PS4’s architecture, it will also be backward-compatible with games for that console.
Wired.

Word is also that the SSD inside the PlayStation 5 is faster than any SSD available for PC's and that the system will support 8K graphics.
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Netflix: The Perfection Trailer
Apr 15, 2019 - 8:16 AM - by Evil Avatar

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It's time to face the music. Watch The Perfection only on Netflix on May 24, 2019.

A troubled musical prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil of her former school (Logan Browning) with shocking consequences in this elegant and terrifying suspense ride, the most buzzed-about movie at last year's Fantastic Fest.
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Say the Name! Shazam! tops the Box Office for 2nd Week
Apr 14, 2019 - 7:52 PM - by Evil Avatar

Shazam! topped the box office for the second weekend in a row, while the Hellboy reboot bombed with a $12 Million opening weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of April 12th to April 14th, 2019.
  1. Shazam! $25.1/$94.9
  2. Little $15.4/$15.4
  3. Hellboy $12.0/$12.0
  4. Pet Sematary $10.0/$41.1
  5. Dumbo $9.1/$89.9
  6. Captain Marvel $8.6/$386.5
  7. Us $6.9/$163.4
  8. After $6.2/$6.2
  9. Missing Link $5.8/$5.8
  10. The Best of Enemies $2.0/$8.1
  11. Unplanned $1.8/$15.8
  12. Five Feet Apart $1.5/$43.9
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Ubisoft Apologises for Homophobic Slur Found in ‘Street Art’ of The Division 2
Apr 14, 2019 - 11:24 AM - by Emabulator

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Ubisoft has apologised for a homophobic slur found on wall graffiti in The Division 2.

The slur can be found on a huge wall art asset depicting a police officer eating a doughnut. At close inspection – as recorded here in this lengthy Imgur post that shows a series of spelling mistakes in environmental art – you can see the slur written in “leetspeak” on the police officer’s badge.

“It’s been brought to our attention that a piece of street art in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 contained offensive content. We removed the image from the game via a patch on Thursday, April 11,” Ubisoft said in a statement (thanks, Eurogamer).

“We apologise that this image slipped through our content review processes, and we are currently reviewing them in order to avoid this kind of oversight from occurring in the future.”
MCV.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Apr 13, 2019 - 2:30 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I've been listening to just about everything this week. It's the weekend, and Record Day! What are you spinning?
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Official Reveal Trailer
Apr 13, 2019 - 1:14 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Cal Kestis—one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66—is now a Padawan on the run. Experience this all-new single-player Star Wars™ story from Respawn Entertainment and EA Star Wars on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this holiday season, 15 November 2019.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game set after Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith. Develop your Force abilities, hone your lightsaber techniques, and explore the ancient mysteries of a long-lost civilization—all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
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Mortal Kombat 11 Official Kitana Reveal Trailer
Apr 13, 2019 - 11:50 AM - by Emabulator


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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Won't Have Microtransactions Or Multiplayer
Apr 13, 2019 - 9:35 AM - by Emabulator

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Respawn boss Vince Zampella has confirmed that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a story-driven, single-player game. There will be no multiplayer to speak of, and no microtransactions either, which means the game will be bucking a few recent trends in favor of delivering players a focused narrative.

On the Star Wars Celebration Day 1 live stream, Zampella said, [Jedi: Fallen Order] is a single-player story game… No multiplayer, no microtransactions. It's a story game." Zampella's words were met with applause and shouts of joy. This echoes Jedi: Fallen Order writer Chris Avellone's earlier comments, when he said story is "very important to Respawn."

"I hope [the six writers] are listed in the reveal because I accidentally said 'I've wrapped this up,' but there are other writers and I'm not even the lead guy," Avellone said. "Story was very important to Respawn. I think they do a good job of introducing various narrative layers into their games already, but they think the story is an important part of what they perceive to be a Star Wars game. That's one of the reasons I like Respawn, because when they tackle something like that, they understand what the important points are."
GameSpot.
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Anno 1800 Accolades Trailer
Apr 13, 2019 - 8:48 AM - by Emabulator


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Anno 1800™ – Lead the Industrial Revolution!

Welcome to the dawn of the Industrial Age. The path you choose will define your world. Are you an innovator or an exploiter? A conqueror or a liberator? How the world remembers your name is up to you.

In Anno 1800, players will take charge of their own fortune as they navigate the rapidly evolving technological landscape and malicious political arena of the 19th century in their quest to build an empire that will reach from the smog-filled cities of Europe to the teeming jungles of South America.

Combining beloved features with innovative gameplay, Anno 1800 is the beginning of a new era for the Anno franchise as players leave their mark on a crucial moment in human history.
Editor's Note: There is only a few days left to purchase Anno 1800 on Steam.

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Notice: Sales of Anno 1800 will be discontinued on Steam after April 16th due to a publisher decision to make the game exclusive to another PC store.

The publisher has assured us that all prior sales of the game on Steam will be fulfilled on Steam, and Steam owners will be able to access the game and any future updates or DLC through Steam.

We apologize to Steam customers that were expecting it to be available for sale after the April 16th release date.
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Star Wars Episode IX Teaser: The Rise of Skywalker
Apr 12, 2019 - 6:26 PM - by Evil Avatar

Every generation has a legend. Watch the brand-new teaser for Star Wars: Episode IX.
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Disney Will Take A Hiatus On Star Wars Movies After This Year
Apr 12, 2019 - 3:35 PM - by Emabulator

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If you're a fan of Star Wars, then you probably have opinions about the frequency of the movies after Disney purchased the property. Starting with The Force Awakens, there has been a Star Wars movie every single year. A lot of people suspected this would continue into the foreseeable future, but Disney president Bob Iger says that Episode IX, now named Rise of the Skywalker, will be the last one for a while.

Speaking to Bloomberg after yesterday's Disney Investor's conference, Iger expressed that the annual structure for Star Wars isn't a long-term strategy.

“We will take a pause, some time, and reset,” Iger said, “because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Star Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”

Iger has previously expressed regret about the scheduling of Star Wars movies, especially with the short amount of time between 2017's The Last Jedi and early 2018's Solo. He took the blame for setting the movies that way, which is likely why he's pumping the brakes here. Iger did say that there are other movies in development, they're just not coming out soon.
Game Informer.
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World War Z Launch Trailer
Apr 12, 2019 - 3:24 PM - by Emabulator

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Discover World War Z’s launch trailer before it releases on April 16 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC

Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have just released the new launch trailer for World War Z, the highly anticipated action-packed co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. Take a look at the explosive Launch Trailer, set to the song “War” covered by Black Stone Cherry, and prepare to outlive the dead in only four more days.

Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z unleashes hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies – able to move and strike as one collective herd as well as break off into individual attackers – at a time on players. Choose from six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, including New York, Jerusalem, Moscow and Tokyo, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.
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Frostpunk Confirmed for Xbox One and PS4
Apr 12, 2019 - 2:56 PM - by Emabulator

11 bit studios has announced that its popular PC title Frostpunk is heading to Xbox One and PS4 later this year.

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Our community asked and we have listened. We are very excited to confirm that Frostpunk, the first of its kind in strategic gaming is officially coming to consoles. A gritty simulation of society survival in a frozen post-apocalypse, the Bafta-nominated Frostpunk was a bestseller of 2018 and multiple award winner in its genre. Frostpunk: Console Edition is a finely tuned adaptation of the PC hit that will be making its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.

Offering players a complex strategic challenge alongside a rich narrative featuring an alternative take on the 19th-century industrial revolution, Frostpunk weaves a story of how our planet mysteriously freezes, putting an end to civilization as we know it and forcing the human race to adapt to the harsh conditions. As the leader of possibly the last civilized society on Earth, you’re going to build the city your survivors live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Whether you’re an enlightened ruler or an iron-fisted tyrant, you’ll discover choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem, and that holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.

Focusing on a smooth transition to consoles, great efforts are being taken to re-design the game and adjust its mechanics for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, especially when it comes to controls. 11 bit studios still have some work to do but are close to the finish line, creating an intuitive interface allowing gameplay to feel natural even when playing with a controller. “We don’t want to reveal the exact release date yet, but I can say that the game should be out in the summer,” says lead designer Kuba Stokalski.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Apr 12, 2019 - 8:01 AM - by Jetherik

Glorious weather for gaming! What are you playing?
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This PC haptic feedback controller is BIZARRE…and kinda AWESOME!
Apr 12, 2019 - 7:46 AM - by Metal Jesus

The Novint Falcon controller was created by an American company to be one of the first 3D Touch devices with haptic feedback for games. The idea is that you would physically FEEL objects and events in games. Originally sold as a bundle for $189 back in 2007, it drummed up a lot of excitement, especially coming off the success of Nintendo Wii and it’s motion controls a year earlier. In this video we discover parts of it are pretty cool…and others… maybe could have used more work.
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God Eater 3 Coming to Switch on July 12th
Apr 12, 2019 - 7:35 AM - by Evil Avatar

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God Eater 3 Lands on Nintendo Switch on July 12, 2019

Leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America today announced that it will be bringing God Eater 3 to the Nintendo Switch on July 12, 2019. Players will be able to team-up with friends on-the-go to topple massive beasts known as Aragami in this fast-paced monster-slaying action game.

Join the elite force known as God Eaters, imbued with the unique ability to wield God Arcs, specialized weapons to take down the nearly indestructible Aragami threat that has ravaged the planet. God Arc weapons can come in a wide variety of melee and ranged type capabilities featuring swords, hammers, sickles, spears, shotguns, sniper rifles, and more. Each weapon also comes with unique transforming functions, extending their utility by providing additional attack options to deal more damage. Players can determine which weapon works best for their playstyle and hone its intricacies when taking on missions in Story Mode or online with other God Eater 3 players.

God Eater 3 incorporates new combat mechanics and customization options to create dynamic fights that change the flow of battles. After devouring an enemy, players can activate Burst Arts which change some of normal attacks into special attacks. Players can also choose between several Burst Arts, as well as the specific effects of the Burst Art, to suit their play style. In addition to Burst Arts, a new Dive ability increases the speed of combat by having players race headlong towards enemies for swift attacks, keeping constant pressure on the opposition.

“The Nintendo Switch opens up new ways to experience God Eater 3,” said Jackie Simmons, brand manager for Bandai Namco Entertainment America. “The portability of the system means players can meet anytime anywhere to band together and bring down monstrous threats. The platform also enables players to take God Eater 3 on the road, so they’re never far from adventure and fun!”

Players can team-up with three other God Eaters either online or through a local connection to tackle story missions together or combine forces with seven other players online to experience Assault Missions, the largest group battles ever seen in the God Eater franchise. Cooperating and fighting as a team will help engage the Battle Support System. By fighting next to teammates, players can unleash this new ability which shares various power-ups to help the entire team overcome tough fights and secure victory.

God Eater 3 for Nintendo Switch will also receive exclusive pre-order items in the form of Yuri and Estelle costumes from Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. Pre-order now at participating retailers.
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Yakuza: Kiwami 2 PC Trailer
Apr 12, 2019 - 7:19 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Coming to PC, Pre-Purchase Now!

SEGA Europe is excited to announce that the famous saga continues with the critically acclaimed Yakuza Kiwami 2 arriving to Steam on 9 May 2019 for £24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99. Get ready to join the all-out war between rival clans Tojo and Omi by pre-purchasing Yakuza Kiwami 2 today, now fully optimised for PC, including stunning 4K resolution and unlocked framerates, customisable controls and robust graphics options.

When a single gunshot takes out the Fifth Chairman of the Tojo Clan, Kazuma Kiryu must journey to Sotenbori, Osaka, to broker peace between rivalling clans. Kiryu is pulled back into the life he desperately wanted to leave as he faces the ambitious Ryuji Goda, the Dragon of Kansai, who will stop at nothing to get his war. In this world, there can only be one dragon…

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is remade from the ground up in the Dragon Engine, first introduced in Yakuza 6, making it the best-looking Yakuza on PC yet. Enjoy endless hours of side stories including updated minigames like Cabaret Club simulator and Clan Creator, and new additions like Virtual On, Golf Bingo, and Toylets. Kiwami 2 also includes a few chapters developing the backstory of fan favourite Goro Majima. Pre-purchase Yakuza Kiwami 2 now and receive the complete Clan Creator Bundle DLC, including super rare Clan Creator Leaders and Packs, exclusive weapons, outfits and more!

For all things Yakuza Kiwami 2 check out the Steam page or visit yakuza.sega.com/kiwami2.
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Rage 2 - Everything vs. Me Trailer
Apr 12, 2019 - 7:15 AM - by Evil Avatar

Insane factions, lethal hazards, smug cliffs and so much more! The chaotic open world of RAGE 2 is out to get you, so you’ll just have to get it first.”
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Disney+ Unveils Exclusive Series, Movies, Launch Date & More
Apr 11, 2019 - 5:46 PM - by Evil Avatar

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During Disney’s investor presentation today, Disney+ unveiled their plans for the series, movies, classics and upcoming exclusives that will be available on the streaming service when it launches on November 12. A monthly subscription will cost $6.99 a month, with an annual subscription set at $69.99. You can check out some of the details revealed during the presentation below as well as photos of the presentation in the gallery!

When Disney+ launches, 7,500 episodes, 25 original series, 400 library movie titles, and 100 recent theatrical film releases will be available. The service will be ad-free, supported solely by subscription fees, and will be available on gaming consoles, smart TV’s, and connected streaming devices.

Disney+ will allow downloading, meaning all content from the service will be accessible offline. As part of the new system you’ll be able to create your dream Disney+ profile by building your own custom avatar with characters from the library, including customized settings and profiles.

Captain Marvel will be available on day one of the subscription streaming service’s launch, and so will Disney’s entire Signature Collection. The extensive Disney+ library, including Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland (2010) and much more will all be available the day the streaming service launches. To celebrate the upcoming Frozen 2, a first-of-its-kind documentary series called Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 will feature behind-the-scenes looks at the film. All Pixar films will be available on the first year of launch, with theatrical shorts, including the Oscar-winning Bao, watchable at launch. A new short called Lamp Life, featuring Toy Story’s Bo Peep, will also be available on Disney+.

The presentation included big news for Marvel fans, who can expect to see Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision in the Disney+ series, WandaVision. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are also teaming up in the streamer’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, with Tom Hiddleston starring in a new series titled Loki.

Star Wars fans will be excited to know that all of the Star Wars movie will roll out on Disney+ within the first year of launch. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will be joining forces once again for a new show based on Cassian Andor for the streamer. Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars series, will premiere on Disney+ at launch.

Noelle is a holiday comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader that will premiere exclusively on Disney+ sometime after launch. Timmy Failure, based on the book series by the same name, will also be coming to the streamer from Academy Award-winning director Tom McCarthy. Stargirl, based on the best-selling book, will also be available. Togo, starring Willem Dafoe, tells the real-life tale of a man and his lead sled dog’s journey through the Alaskan tundra, will premiere in one year on Disney+. The live-action Lady and the Tramp will arrive on the streamer at launch.

Additionally, more than 250 hours of content from National Geographic will be available on the streamer at launch. Content will include Oscar winner Free Solo and The World According to Jeff Goldblum. Disney Channel content, including original movies, will stream on Disney+ at launch, including the new The Phineas and Ferb Movie and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Previously announced unscripted series will also be available on the streamer.

Classic movies and television shows, from The Sound of Music to Malcolm In the Middle, will be available with 7,500 episodes and 500 years being added to Disney+ in year one. Disney+ will also serve as The Simpsons’ exclusive streaming home, starting at launch.
ComingSoon.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Poster Leaks on Amazon
Apr 11, 2019 - 2:11 PM - by Emabulator

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Ahead of its official reveal this Saturday, it seems a new poster for EA and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has leaked in a rather strange way.

Over on Amazon today, a new T-shirt containing a teaser poster for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was made available for sale. While it would be easy to write this off as being potentially fake, the shirt itself was available through the official Star Wars Amazon storefront, meaning this is pretty much official. Considering Star Wars Celebration officially kicked off today in Chicago, there’s a chance that the shirt went live on the site by default as the convention began.

It’s worth noting that in the middle of writing this article, the listing for the shirt was promptly removed.
DualShockers
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Shenmue 3 Confirms the Return of Forklifts
Apr 11, 2019 - 12:32 PM - by Emabulator

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It's the news every Shenmue fan wanted to hear - the upcoming third game will see the return of forklifts.

Revealed in a new image from publisher Koch Media, it shows Ryo hard at work driving a forklift truck in a factory setting.

We already knew Ryo could get a job in Shenmue 3, but this is the first look at exactly what he can get up to.

The forklift was a fan-favourite part of the original Shenmue, where Ryo took on a job moving crates at a harbour.
Eurogamer.
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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Announced For PC, Release Date Confirmed
Apr 11, 2019 - 12:05 PM - by Emabulator

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 is coming to PC for the first time, publisher Sega has announced. The Yakuza 2 remake makes its way to Steam on May 9, and it's available to pre-order now for $30 / £25.

Kiwami 2 first launched on PS4 in Japan at the end of 2017, before coming to the West on the same console in August 2018. May 9 will mark the first time the game has released on any other platform.

Sega says the new version is "fully optimised for PC, including stunning 4K resolution and unlocked framerates, customisable controls and robust graphics options." In addition, if you pre-purchase now, you'll "receive the complete Clan Creator Bundle DLC, including super rare Clan Creator Leaders and Packs, exclusive weapons, outfits and more."
GameSpot
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sells More Than 2 Million Copies in Less Than 10 Days
Apr 11, 2019 - 11:01 AM - by Emabulator

Activision has announced that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide in less than 10 days.

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Santa Monica, CA – April 11, 2019 – Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice has shinobi-death-blowed its way into fans hearts and the top of the charts! With a “Must-Play” status on Metacritic that only one percent of all games achieve each year1 and 90+ rated review score across all platforms on Metacritic, the highly-anticipated game sold more than 2 million copies worldwide2 across PlayStation, Xbox and PC in less than 10 days.

“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has brought something very special and unique to Activision’s portfolio of games. It’s been an honor to work with FromSoftware to help introduce a brand-new franchise to gamers around the world,” said Michelle Fonseca, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Activision. “The fans have made Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice one of the most incredible game launches of 2019 thus far. The game has performed well on all platforms including PC and we’re excited by the continued support from gamers and critics alike. It has been gratifying to see the enjoyment from fans when they overcome each challenge.”

On launch day, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was the #1 viewed game on Twitch3. With more than 631 million minutes watched on Twitch3 during launch weekend, players could not get enough of the intense combat and thrilling opportunity to escape death. The game also had 1.1 billion minutes watched on Twitch within one week3.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice introduces players to a beautifully-dark world filled with brutal enemies, intense sword combat, and engrossing vertical exploration. Fans of FromSoftware will find familiarity in the gritty gameplay found in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice where combat reigns supreme. Players will enjoy combining new features, such as prosthetic arm tools, with visceral head-to-head battle to fulfill their destiny in a vast world filled with beautiful vistas, unique weaponry, and larger-than-life foes. Published** by Activision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now on PlayStation®4; PlayStation®4 Pro; the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X; and PC via Steam. The game is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Violence). For more information, please visit www.SekiroTheGame.com and follow @SekiroTheGame on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
The Evil Avatar Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review
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Mark Hamill Pitched a Different Ending for The Force Awakens to JJ Abrams
Apr 11, 2019 - 10:33 AM - by Emabulator

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Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, recently described a different ending to Star Wars: The Force Awakens that he pitched to director J.J. Abrams that would have been a touching call-back to A New Hope.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter on the Awards Chatter Podcast for his role in History's Knightfall, their discussion eventually went to Star Wars. During their conversation, Hamill revealed a pitch he gave to Abrams that would have led to the reunion of Luke, Leia, and Han.

“You can still have me come in at the very end,” Hamill explains. “But how about this? Leia’s trying to contact me telepathically. She gets frustrated because there’s no answer so she rushes to the new Death Star…that's three so far...and she almost gets there when she’s stopped by two Stormtroopers. Just before she’s abducted, one Stormtrooper turns to the other and blows him away, pulls off his helmet and says, “Hi sis, I’m here to rescue you.”

Hamill thought that would have "blown the roof of the joint." What's more, this scene would have led to the inevitable death of Han Solo with Luke and Leia there to be with him at the end.

“It's more effective to have people that really have a history with Han Solo witness his death and be unable to stop it. His wife, the mother of his child, his best friend. Instead of two characters that have known him what...20 minutes?"
IGN
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Rage 2 - Weapons and Abilities Gameplay Trailer
Apr 10, 2019 - 6:52 PM - by Evil Avatar

Master your weapons and abilities in RAGE 2 to become the ultimate wasteland superhero. RAGE 2 is available May 14th. Preorder now to receive the He’s on Fire cheat code (voiced by Tim Kitzrow).
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PlayStation Network online ID Change Feature Launches Today
Apr 10, 2019 - 5:55 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Online ID Change on PSN: Your Questions Answered

We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners later today. You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today. Thanks to all of you who participated in the beta preview program back in October/November and who gave us your feedback!

We do want to take this opportunity to clarify one point – as a result of the preview program, we’ve found an instance where a game did not fully support the feature, even though it was originally published after April 1, 2018, contrary to what we mentioned in our original announcement. All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature. However, since they have not all been specifically tested with the feature, we cannot guarantee that they will support it. For more details and information, we encourage you to refer to the list of tested games before making a change to your online ID. Do keep in mind that the large majority of most actively played PS4 games support the feature.

We’re sure you have questions about this long-awaited feature and how it all works. This FAQ should have the answers you seek, but if not, just leave us a note in the comments below. We’ll do our best to update this document or respond in the comments section.

There’s also a section on our PlayStation support page that may help answer additional questions, which you can check out here.

Get the full FAQ.
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George R.R. Martin Says Winds Of Winter Writing "Going Very Well Lately"
Apr 10, 2019 - 11:57 AM - by Emabulator

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Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series on which HBO's insanely popular Game of Thrones TV show is based, have been waiting for the next book in the series--The Winds of Winter--since the last book, A Dance with Dragons, was published back in 2011. With the show's final season looming, fans await any news about the next book more eagerly than ever.

Luckily, there's some good, if vague, news on that front: Author George R.R. Martin stated during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that his writing has "been going very well lately."

As the author has stated many times before, he's given up on trying to guess exactly when he'll be done writing, as fans tend to lash out when he provides dates that then come and go without a new release. "It'll be done when it's done," Martin characteristically told ET on the red carpet for the show's Season 8 premiere. Then he added: "It's been going very well lately, so knock wood."
GameSpot
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The Lion King Official Trailer
Apr 10, 2019 - 7:16 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
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