Nintendo has issued a statement warning consumers about fake websites and scams

Unfortunately, one thing that is not that uncommon, especially on the internet, are accounts of people that were victims of fake websites and scams. One way these fake websites and scams try to entice someone is by pretending to be an official place. For example, there is a fake website out there that is using official Nintendo branding and selling Nintendo products at a discounted price. Not only is Nintendo aware of this, but they are warning consumers about the matter on their official Jap

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Grant Kirkhope talks about his work on Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was a very solid game when it was released back in 2017 and it also became the best-selling third party game on the Nintendo Switch family of systems. This year will see the sequel released, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, and all eyes will be upon it. BAFTA-nominated composer Grant Kirkhope will once again be at the helm and has spoken briefly in a recent interview about how he plans to create yet another fantastic soundtrack to the charming upcoming adventu

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Dune: Spice Wars Devs Shed More Light On The Upcoming Strategy Game

The reveal of Dune: Spice Wars was an unexpected treat during The Game Awards 2021. The upcoming game reunites the long-running (and newly relevant) sci-fi property with the genre it helped popularize: 4x strategy. Fans have patiently waited for more details about the game and got their wish thanks to a developer FAQ on the game’s Steam page. Developer Shiro Games answered some common questions about the title. It clarifies that Spice Wars is a combination of 4x and real-time strategy elem

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Atsushi Inaba is the new CEO of Platinum Games

Platinum Games now has a new CEO and it is the former vice president, Atsushi Inaba, who has risen up the ranks at the development studio to become the company’s new CEO. The company’s former CEO Kenichi Sato stepped down at the end of December 2021. Mr. Inaba has been with the company for a number of years and will retain the title of studio head. He has written an open letter to the fans about the company’s beliefs and ideals which you can read down below. “Creating innovative

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Shadow Man Remastered Possesses PlayStation And Xbox Consoles Today

Shadow Man Remastered is a, well, remastered re-release of the 1999 cult game that launched on PC last April. The updated version comes from Nightdive Studios, the team currently handling the upcoming System Shock remake, and it's making its surprise jump to consoles...today! Shadow Man was developed by Acclaim and launched on August 31, 1999, for PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and PC before coming to the Sega Dreamcast later that same year. Players control the titular Shadowman, a superhero by Val

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A free trial of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be available for Switch Online users beginning today

Every now and then, Nintendo Switch Online members get an extra treat. Sometimes, Nintendo will make a game available for Nintendo Switch Online members to try for free. This free game trial is only temporary, but it does give players a chance to try out a game before deciding on buying it separately. Well, another free trial is about to be underway. Beginning today, Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to try Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. The game originally released on the Wii U in

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Exploring The Full History Of Halo 3: ODST | Video Gameography

After tackling Metroid in Season 1, the second season of Game Informer's Video Gameography podcast moves on to one of the biggest shooter franchises in existence: Halo. This week, we examine Bungie's smaller experimental entry in the series, Halo 3: ODST. Halo 3: ODST was released on the Xbox 360 on September 22, 2009, and was intended to be a smaller project designed by a skunkworks team. However, the development of ODST has roots in Peter Jackson's aborted attempt to make a Halo film/gam

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Ubisoft confirms the Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection for Switch, coming next month

The retailer listings have proved to be legitimate as today Ubisoft finally confirmed that the classic Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and you haven’t got long to wait, as it is out next month. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will be coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems on 17th February. The Switch version has notable improvements over the other platforms including HD Rumble, a touch screen interface, plus an optimised HUD. As

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Nintendo announces Ryu 35th Anniversary Edition Spirit coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate

by Sickr January 12, 2022 January 12, 2022 Nintendo has announced that it is joining Capcom to celebrate the iconic Street Fighter series 35th Anniversary which takes place this year. As you already know, both Ryu and Ken are featured in the brilliant Super Smash Bros Ultimate which was a momentous occasion when first revealed. To celebrate the fighting series 35th Anniversary a new Evil Ryu Spirit will appear in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Spirit Board for you to collect. The Spiri

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Nintendo announces Mario Kart North American Open January 2022, begins January 21st

Nintendo of America has invited all Mario Kart fans in North America and Mexico to participate in the upcoming Mario Kart North American Open, which will kick off on 21st January. The event will determine the best players at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the top eight players from each day of the tournament will be lavished with 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points. These Gold Points can either be used towards games purchased digitally via the Nintendo Switch eShop or physical gifts on the My Ninten

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Capcom will have “many different ways” to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Street Fighter in 2022

Can you believe it’s been almost 35 years since Street Fighter debuted as a multiplayer arcade fighting game in August of 1987? Shoryuken! The franchise has become much beloved for revolutionizing the 1v1 genre, having fun and unique characters, and being a blast to play both casually and competitively. Capcom, the developer and main publisher of Street Fighter, has shared a brand new logo for the 35th anniversary, and it seems they have much more celebratory plans to be announced througho

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Update: Dying Light 2 Main Story Lasts About 20 Hours

Update, 2:50 p.m. EST, 1/10/21: Following this past weekend’s reveal that doing every single thing in Dying Light 2 Stay Human will take 500 hours (and less than 100 hours to beat the story, complete all side quests, and explore the map), Techland has told Game Informer that the main story of Dying Light 2 can be completed in about 20 hours. 

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JAKKS Pacific and SEGA announces Sonic Prime toys and costumes worldwide in 2023

JAKKS Pacific has announced a partnership with Sega of America for the upcoming animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Prime, maintaining JAKKS as one of the franchise’s global merchandise partners. Under this partnership, JAKKS will produce action figures, playsets, vehicles, plush and other collectibles associated with the upcoming new show. Additionally, JAKKS also named Disguis. as its official costume and costume accessory partner with distribution rights across the globe. JAKK

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E3 2022 Will Be Online-Only Again Due To COVID-19 Concerns

It looks like E3 2022 will follow in the footsteps of last year’s show by being a digital-only event. Although the hope after 2021 was a return to an in-person gathering at the Los Angeles Convention Center (with even the city’s mayor crossing his fingers), the ongoing pandemic has nixed those plans.  In a statement to Venture Beat , posted below, the ESA confirmed that the coronavirus remains a major issue so it’s playing it safe for one more year: “Due to the ongoing health ris

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Square Enix’s Team Asano announcing & releasing multiple titles in 2022 other than Triangle Strategy 

by Sickr January 6, 2022 January 6, 2022 Square Enix’s Team Asano have stated on Twitter that they are looking to announce and release multiple games this year, including the promising Triangle Strategy for Nintendo Switch, which is due out 4th March. Team Asano has proved to be a formidable force with popular JRPG’s such as Octopath Traveler and games in the Bravely Default series. Hopefully we won’t have long to wait until we hear what Team Asano is planning next. Relate

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Doggo Photography Game Pupperazzi Arrives This Month

The cleverly named Pupperazzi, a cute game about taking snapshots of doggos that appeared during last August’s ID@Xbox Showcase, has a release date. Best of all, it’s coming in just a couple of weeks – January 20 to be exact. Does the idea of  Pokémon Snap but with dogs appeal to you? Pupperazzi has you covered. Armed with your trusty camera, you’ll capture a variety of dog breeds in a world seemingly populated with nothing but canines. You’ll catch them doing all manner of strang

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US: Nintendo announces New Year Sale

Now that the new year has officially arrived, so many new possibilities await. To help kick off your year, Nintendo is holding a Nintendo eShop New Year Sale! Starting now until Jan. 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can save up to 50% on the digital versions of select Nintendo Switch games. Games featured in the sale include critically acclaimed titles like Super Mario Maker 2, Shin Megami Tensei V and Eastward. This sale also includes many games with free demos available, so you can try some o

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Pokemon Masters EX celebrates start of 2022 by holding giveaway of 100 million Gems

Today, DeNA announced that it would be celebrating the New Year with various themed content updates for Pokémon Masters EX, including a giveaway of 100 million Gems. DeNA also revealed a trailer marking the passing of the seasons that features the game’s seasonal sync pairs in 2021. This trailer can be found here on the official Pokémon Masters YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/h-CgDDcjHp8 DeNA also announced that the following content updates are now available:  Sygna

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Apex Legends' Bangalore Gets Torn Between Family And Duty In New Cinematic Short

If you’re an Apex Legends fan that’s been wanting more out of the game’s lore, Respawn has released a new installment in its Stories from the Outlands series centered on fan-favorite Bangalore.  For those new to Stories from the Outlands, the series expands on the game’s lore by shining a narrative spotlight on its roster of Legends. Think of them as Respawn’s take on Blizzard’s Overwatch shorts. Gridiron sees Bangalore get torn between her responsibilities as a soldier and the r

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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker | Game Informer Live

We're back after our holiday streaming sabbatical to bring you live gaming goodness straight from the shores of Eorzea and beyond. That's right! Our first livestream of the year is centered on the latest expansion to Final Fantasy XIV Online, Endwalker. Join fearless adventurers and Game Informer editors John Carson and Dan Tack to venture into some of the new dungeons and explore the new zones, including the surface of the moon!  The stream is set to go live at 2 p.m. Central this afterno

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A Pokemon GO Bulbasaur “Community Day Classic” event is happening on January 22nd

Every month, Niantic holds a special day in Pokemon GO that features a specific Pokemon. This event, called Community Day, typically lasts for only a few hours. However, it usually results in some interesting adjustments for players, such as the specific Pokemon appearing more frequently in the wild. However, this is an exception. The first Community Day of 2022 had already been announced late last month, but that’s not the only one being held in January. A return to the event’s roots, du

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Excite Truck & Excitebots developer Monster Games acquired by another company

by Sickr January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022 Many of you most likely remember the excellent Wii launch title Excite Truck and also Excitebots: Trick Racing. The arcade-based racing games were developed by Monster Games and were published by Nintendo. It turns out that Monster Games has now been acquired by iRacing Motorsports Simulations who are behind iRacing Simulation, which is a popular subscription-based racing simulator. Interestingly they had also worked behind the scenes helpin

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Square Enix reveals Triangle Strategy box-art

by Sickr January 3, 2022 January 3, 2022 Square Enix’s next big strategy RPG project which is called Triangle Strategy is due for release in March exclusively on the Nintendo Switch platform and it is looking rather impressive indeed. Recently the Japanese company revealed the box-art, which admittedly looks rather bleak. It’s not clear whether this will be the box-art for Triangle Strategy in the west, but we shall find out soon as Triangle Strategy is set to be released on 4th M

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Looking Ahead To 2022 | All Things Nintendo

With 2021 officially in the rear-view mirror, this week's episode of All Things Nintendo is all about looking ahead to 2022. With the upcoming year looking extremely stacked, Brian invites Game Informer creative director Jeff Akervik to talk about the biggest games scheduled to arrive on Switch in 2022. If you'd like to follow the people from t

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The Best Tabletop RPG Releases Of 2021

Like the prior year, 2021 turned out to be unusual for the tabletop role-playing hobby. Many gaming groups began or continued to play remotely over video, while others made tentative steps back into in-person get-togethers. But regardless of the extenuating circumstances affecting weekly playgroups, publishers continued to release a bev

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IGN revises top video games of all-time and has named Zelda: Breath of the Wild No.1

IGN has revised its top video games of all-time feature and the new No.1 is none other than the excellent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is available on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. It is certainly an interesting top ten (you can view the top one hundred here) with a mix of newer and older video games. Nintendo has five games featured in the top ten which are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metro

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Halo Infinite's Grapple Shot Is A Game Changer

Master Chief is one of gaming's most iconic figures. Standing at roughly seven feet in height and weighing nearly 1,000 pounds, he has the stature of a superhero. His exploits on the battlefield back up his size – a one-man army capable of turning the tide of war. We've seen how resourceful and powerful he can be in story sequences and advertise

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EDGE reveals its Games of the Year 2021

by Sickr December 31, 2021 December 31, 2021 Prestigious and long-running UK gaming magazine EDGE has revealed the staffs favourite games of 2021. The winner this year is Bethesda’s PlayStation 5 exclusive Deathloop. Some of the other games in the magazine’s top ten include Capcom’s latest Monster Hunter game for the Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter Rise, Microsoft and Playground Games, Forza Horizon 5, and Housemarque’s, Returnal. Deathloop Chicory: A Colorful Tale Wildermyth

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Most Anticipated Games Of 2022 | GI Show

Click to watch embedded media Join us on this bursting episode of The Game Informer Show as we celebrate making it to 2022 and look ahead to our most anticipated games of the new year. The Alexes are joined by Dan Tack and Jay Guisao to break down all the big hitters from Elden Ring, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, and so much m

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Europe: Nintendo holding a New Year sale on the eShop

Starting today, a large variety of Nintendo Switch games are discounted up to 75% on the Nintendo eShop in celebration of the new year. This particular promotion is exclusive to Europe, and will run from now until 12th January 2022. A chart of all the multiplayer games that are part of the current deal, such as Mario Golf: Super Rush, can be seen below, but dozens of great single-player titles are also on sale, including Miitopia, Layton’s Mystery Journey, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Ori and

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Hideo Kojima Hints At Working On Two Upcoming Games

Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima has a couple of new projects in the works, according to SiliconEra 's report referencing a New Year's interview with Famitsu.  Not a lot is said about the substance of Kojima's projects, but he mentions he is working on both a "big" title and a "new challenging" project. Differentiating that second title as "new" may imply a fresh IP for Kojima Productions, while the other could be something the studio is already familiar with

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The Version Of Bully 2 You'll Never Get To Play

For a while in the late 2000s, developers at Rockstar New England thought they were working on the next big Rockstar game. They were excited to push the company’s tech and to bring a cult hit into Rockstar’s vision for the future. They were excited for the chance to prove themselves as a Rockstar studio, having recently been purchas

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Japan: Shigeru Miyamoto thanks TV Asahi voters for choosing so many Nintendo games

Legendary Nintendo video game producer Shigeru Miyamoto has taken to Nintendo’s Twitter account to thank Japanese fans for voting for so many Nintendo games in the Video Game General Election which aired on All-Nippon News Network, TV Asahi. We published the top ten yesterday which saw The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild take the coveted No.1 spot. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Dragon Quest V Final Fantasy VII Animal Crossing: New Horizons Splatoon 2 Dragon Quest III Super S

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Yoko Taro Is Possibly, Maybe Finished With Nier

Yoko Taro is known as the mastermind behind the Nier series (and its predecessor, Drakenguard) though he may be putting the former behind him for good. The eccentric game director with the bizarro mask has teased that he’s putting Nier behind him for good. In a holiday message recorded on December 22, Taro, along with Nier producer Yosuke Saito

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Best Sports 2021 – Knockout City

When Knockout City was first announced earlier this year, I confused it with Rocket Arena, the other stylized 3-versus-3 third-person multiplayer game published by Electronic Arts in 2020. However, unlike the latter, Knockout City was highly praised by fans and critics alike when released earlier this year. And while it’s a rather unconventional pick for Game Informer’s Best Sports award, Velan Studios’ eccentric dodgeball game is an easy standout in a year when most sports franchises

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Japan: Nintendo reveals top 30 titles on Switch eShop in 2021

We’re just a few days away from the new year, and Nintendo has just revealed the top 30 most downloaded Switch games on the eShop in Japan for 2021. As always, this data does not include the sales of physical copies. The rankings for the year overall isn’t much different from the data that was released for the first half of the year; Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise continues to hold the top spot, with the sussy indie juggernaut Among Us following right behind. The biggest shake up comes fr

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Games You May Have Missed In 2021: Bloons TD Battles 2

If you’ve been into tower defense fare at all in your gaming escapades, you’ve probably come across one of Ninja Kiwi’s bloons games. 2021 took things in a different direction from the incredibly popular Bloons 6 with a title that has a decidedly competitive slant, as two players battle it out in tower defense action. Tower defense games are

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Best Adventure Game Of 2021: Life Is Strange: True Colors

I don’t cry easily. That isn’t a brag; I just know that I’m built in such a way that I often feel disconnected from my emotions. In other words, it takes a powerfully constructed piece of storytelling to crack through my emotional outer bark. Life is Strange: True Colors is that kind of storytelling. Deck Nine’s affective adventure game didn’t just punch through my hard outer shell. It sliced through me like a hot iron. True Colors isn’t an action-packed thrill ride, but its narr

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Highest scoring Nintendo Switch games of 2021 on Metacritic

If you have been wondering which Nintendo Switch games of 2021 received the highest reviews then Metacritic has you covered. We know have a list of the highest scoring Switch games of the year and while it’s not a definitive list, as some of the games have a smaller number of reviews than some of the bigger ones, it does give an indication of some of the more niche Switch games you may have missed this year. Without further ado here’s the top ten highest scoring Nintendo Switch games of 2

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Nintendo president warns that Switch could be supply constrained in 2022

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has warned fans and investors in the Kyoto-based company that he is expecting supply shortages of the Nintendo Switch family of systems to continue in 2022 due to the global shortage of components, which is a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Furukawa believes that the year end sales of the Switch family of systems were strong with the release of the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) and he also mentioned that due to logistical problems caused b

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Echo Generation Is A Cozy, Comfy Holiday Game

2021 has been filled with a ton of great games, with high-profile titles and hidden gems both in abundance. However, there’s one that might be a perfect fit for your comfy holiday play sessions. It’s a turn-based RPG that’s got some adventure and puzzle elements with a bit of humor and a cozy aesthetic. That’s right, we’re talking abou

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Persona 5 Strikers, Deep Rock Galactic Among January PlayStation Plus Line-Up

The first batch of PlayStation Plus games has been revealed. Are you a fan of Persona, arcade racing, and/or co-op experiences? If so, January looks to be your month. Persona 5 Strikers headlines the month. This follow-up to the acclaimed Persona 5 launched in February and centers Joker and the gang embarking on a cross-country road trip. Developed by Dynasty Warriors maker Omega Force, gameplay shifts to frantic hack-n-slash action instead of the turn-based battles of its prede

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PlayStation database seems to have Sonic Frontiers penciled in with 15th November release date

SEGA lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Sonic Frontiers, which is the next step for the Sonic franchise under the helm of the Sonic Team, during The Game Awards earlier this month. The company produced a short but effective teaser trailer for Sonic Frontiers, which showed that the game will be an open world Sonic adventure. A firm release date has yet to be announced by SEGA or the Sonic Team, however the ever reliable PlayStation database has recently updated the game on their systems and h

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak News Coming Spring 2022

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Editor Top 10 Picks 2021

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It’s Christmas Day and the Nintendo eShop is down

Update: Nintendo of America is aware of the issue and has published this tweet: Reports have been coming in all day from both current and new Nintendo Switch owners who are struggling to access the Nintendo eShop to download their games, updates, and spend their generous Christmas gift cards. A number of users on social media have reported receiving the standard error message when they try to access Nintendo’s online store, which is presumably down because the Kyoto-based company’s s

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Games You May Have Missed In 2021: Propnight

Ever wanted to play a 4v1 asymmetrical horror game where four survivors face off against a killer? Wait, that’s called Dead by Daylight. Propnight essentially combines the asymmetrical antics of Dead by Daylight with PropHunt, which creates a different experience entirely, as survivors can turn into books, chairs, hot dogs, crates, giant pianos

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Exploring The Full History Of Halo 2 | Video Gameography

After tackling Metroid in Season 1, the second season of Game Informer's Video Gameography podcast moves on to one of the biggest shooter franchises in existence: Halo. This week, we examine Bungie's blockbuster Halo 2. Halo 2 was released on the original Xbox on November 9, 2004, and it was an even bigger success than the original. The lead-up to Halo 2 was full of anticipation, but its development was anything but easy. For the next hour as we talk about Halo's massive lore, the Arbiter's

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The Switch version of DEEMO has been updated to version 1.12

by ssf1991 December 24, 2021 December 24, 2021 There are still a couple of days before Christmas arrives, but for fans of DEEMO, publisher Flyhigh Works and developer Rayark have given players of the Nintendo Switch version of the game an early Christmas present. It is a brand new update to the game. Once you update, DEEMO should be at version 1.12. The update’s main focus is, as with previous updates, some more songs. A grand total of 18 songs have been added to the game. Among the

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The Best Board Games Of 2021

Whether getting together with old friends or settling down for a weekly family game night, great tabletop games bring people together and ­create lasting memories. Even during a year that many game nights had to be put off or canceled, game makers continued to release some remarkable new projects. Here are 10 of the best games of 2021,

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Horizon Forbidden West – Introducing The Mighty Slitherfang

The Slitherfang stands among the most impressive new machines of Horizon Forbidden West. Fans got their first glimpse of this intimidating hybrid of a cobra and rattlesnake in a new trailer from The Game Awards. This towering serpent packs a wallop, and we got to watch Aloy go head-to-head with it. A new hands-off look at a jaw-dropping boss fig

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North America: Nintendo’s Indie World sale now on

by Sickr December 24, 2021 December 24, 2021 Nintendo of America has announced a special Indie World Holiday Sale which has started now on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The sale, which has up to 75% on select digital games, software bundles, and DLC will end on 31st December at 11:59 p.m. PT. There’s a number of high profile indie games available at a discount including Among Us and Hades. You can view the full set of deals, right here. Related News US: Nintendo Dow

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Where I Found Humanity Inside Inscryption

I’ve been pretty open about this recently, but a few years ago, there was a time when I was feeling overwhelmingly lonely. My days at work were mostly spent alone in a dark projection booth above a corporate auditorium. To spice up my evenings and force some human interaction on myself, I started playing Magic: The Gathering at a local game sho

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Video: Eastward accolades trailer

Nintendo has shared an accolades trailer for the indie action-adventure RPG Eastward from developer Pixpil and publisher Chucklefish. The game has received quite favorable reviews since launch, earning itself a 78/100 on Metacritic. So, go onwards, and check out the latest trailer for Eastward below to see exactly what critics have been raving about. Eastward is available now for Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive, and is 10% off on the Nintendo eShop in Europe until 30th December. Re

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Japan: Nintendo Switch sells 176,832 units this week and top ten is all Switch games

The latest Japanese boxed-software and hardware charts are now in from the team at video game sales tracker Famitsu and it is the unstoppable combo of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Pokemon Shining Pearl and the Nintendo Switch family of systems which are No.1 this week. The total physical sales of the latest Pokemon remake games in Japan now stand at over a staggering two million units sold. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in the land of the rising sun just before Christmas. Softw

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A New Report Details Employee Exodus Happening Within Ubisoft

A new report from Axios details what is reportedly a large exodus happening at Ubisoft.  Axios’ report about this exodus says colleagues across the company refer to what’s happening as “the great exodus” and “the cut artery.” Those colleagues describe this exodus happening at Ubisoft as something they’ve never seen before, citing r

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The Horizon Forbidden West Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Best Games Set During The Holidays

Those who enjoy gaming have their reasons for loving the hobby. Still, one prevailing thing that keeps us coming back to keyboards and controllers is the ability of video games to take us to new worlds, introduce us to new characters, and ultimately tell us stor

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DNF Duel | New Gameplay Today

There are plenty of fantastic fighting games out there, both old and new. As Arc System Works continues to update its older Guilty Gear games with rollback netcode, those fighters are given new life. However, is there room for another fighter with recent entries in the genre, such as Guity Gear Strive, and others on the horizon like SNK's King of Fighters XV? After going hands-on with the DNF Duel beta over the past weekend, Game Informer editor John Carson thinks so.  Game Informer edit

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The World Ends with You team have ideas for another instalment

Neo: The Worlds Ends with You producer Tomohiko Hirano has recently spoken in an interview talking about the series and its future. While Neo: The World Ends With You didn’t break any sales records, Mr. Hirano says that the team have ideas for another instalment, if it ever happens. He said that there are still many areas within the game which haven’t been fully realised and if Square Enix lets them then they would be happy to bring them into fruition in a future instalment. “Frankl

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Cover Reveal – Horizon Forbidden West

In 2017, Guerrilla Games wowed us with a new IP that was different from anything it had ever produced. Best known for the shooter Killzone series, Guerrilla flipped the script and ventured into the open-world action/RPG genre, inviting us to a post-apocalyptic Earth where massive, ani

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Final episode of Pokemon Evolutions now available

Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the final episode of Pokémon Evolutions, a new animated limited series created to celebrate 25 years of the global entertainment franchise. This eight-episode series has taken fans on a journey through all known regions of the Pokémon world that have been explored in the popular core video games since their launch 25 years ago. Featuring the regions in reverse chronological order to their original discovery, each episode brought a fresh pe

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The Game Awards Breaks New Records With 2021 Viewership

The Game Awards have been breaking their own records year-over-year and the 2021 show was no different.  Last year, The Game Awards 2020 broke records with over 83 million viewers, and this year, the show had an estimated 85 million tune in by way of “global livestreams.” Like previous award shows, this year’s event was livestreamed across more than 30 digital networks around the world such as YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, and more.  “On Twitter, The Game Awards delive

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Pokemon GO’s January 2022 Community Day features Spheal

The Pokemon Company has announced that the first Pokemon GO Community Day for 2022 will feature the Spheal, the Clap Pokemon. The event will take place on Sunday, 16th January from 11am to 5pm your local time. If you are lucky during the 2022 Community Day you could catch a Shiny Spheal. If you manage to evolve Spheal to Sealeo during the event or up to two hours afterward you get a Walrein that knows the Charged Attack Icicle Spear and Fast Attack Powder Snow. As with all Pokemon GO Communit

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Assassin’s Creed Immersive Concert Announced For 2022

Fans of Assassin’s Creed, especially its many soundtracks, may be pleased to hear that Ubisoft and Overlook Events are launching an immersive concert based on the series. Dubbed the Assassin’s Creed Symphonic Adventure, this original concert takes players on an orchestral adventure across the franchise. In the past, Overlook Events has organized the well-received Dragon Ball and Saint Seiya Symphonic Adventure concerts. Assassin’s Creed Symphonic Adventure follows a similar format, sy

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl has been updated to version 1.1.3

Every time that Nintendo releases a new first-party game, there is usually a month or two of small, but frequent, updates. These updates focus mainly on bugs and exploits that had been discovered after the game’s release. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl has been no exception, with Nintendo doing the same thing. Well, an update for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl has been released, bringing the remakes to version 1.1.3. The official patch notes don’t say much. In fact, ther

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Back 4 Blood Developer Turtle Rock Studios Acquired by Tencent

Tencent is making another big game development acquisition with the purchase of Turtle Rock Studios' parent company Slamfire, Inc, which includes Turtle Rock in the deal. According to a press release shared with Game Informer, the Left 4 Dead and Evolve developers will remain an independent operation at its current Lake Forest, California office. It was also noted that despite the studio's most recent release Back 4 Blood, which was published by Warner Bros. Games, the game and its continued

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Cruis’n creator says online multiplayer is the “next goal” for Cruis’n Blast

Just a few days ago, we reported that Eugene Jarvis, the creator of the Cruis’n series and founder of Raw Thrills, Inc., participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where he stated that he’d love to see the N64 Cruis’n trilogy eventually come to Nintendo Switch Online. As it turns out though, Jarvis also revealed something much more exciting within that same QA session, more specifically, about Cruis’n Blast. According to him, “online multiplayer is [Raw Thrills] next goal”

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Sonic Boom complete series blu-ray coming March 2022

The animated television series Sonic Boom will be getting an exclusive blu-ray release next March. The package will feature both Season One and Season Two of Sonic Boom across a five-disc Blu-ray set. You will be able to purchase Sonic Boom: Thew Complete Series on 8th March, 2022 and it will cost you $59.99. It’s a Sonic you haven’t seen before ― an ensemble comedy that pokes fun at action-adventure storytelling, but still manages to deliver plenty of adrenaline! Wherever he goes

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Cruis’n creator would love N64 Trilogy added to Switch Online

Eugene Jarvis, the creator of the Cruis’n series, has recently participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread and has answered a number of fan questions. Mr. Javis was asked whether he would like to see the original Cruis’n trilogy on the Nintendo 64 platform appear on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service. He said he would love to see it happen and jokingly added that he will speak with legendary Nintendo designer, Shigeru Miyamoto. Q: Around the time blast was coming out,

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Techland Releases Dying Light 2 Stay Human PC Requirements

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is an ambitious and good-looking game, so if you're a PC player, you probably want to know if your rig can handle all of that zombie action. Wonder no more; Techland has unveiled the game’s PC requirements ahead of its February launch. Below are the minimum and recommended guidelines, both for playing with ray tracing and without.  Ray Tracing Off Minimum System Requirements (for 1080p resolution/30 frames per second) CPU: Intel Core i3-9100 or AMD Ryzen 3 23

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The Top 10 Games On PlayStation Vita

Handheld consoles are often home to a variety of niche games and genres, and the PlayStation Vita keeps that streak going. The system is a great buy for people who can't get enough JRPGs and adventure games, but that's not all it has to offer. We've compiled some of the top games for the system, including some fresh and familiar faces. Son

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A Terminator RTS Game Is On The Way, See The First Battle Against The Machines

A new narrative campaign for Terminator: Resistance just launched last week, and our war against the machines will bleed into 2022 with the newly announced RTS game, Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance. Developer Cats Who Play and publisher Slitherine today released the first details and two short videos that give us glimpses at how this future war will unfold for PC players. Set in the same universe as the Terminator: Dark Fate film from 2019, Defiance delivers a campaign experience that puts

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Nintendo: “5 more SEGA Genesis games are now available for Switch Online + Expansion Pack members”

Ever since Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack launched in late October, updates for the Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis libraries have been few and far between. In fact, only the former has gotten any updates, with Paper Mario being added a week ago, and Banjo-Kazooie coming next month. Well, those wanting some more SEGA Genesis games got some good news tonight. Nintendo has announced that Altered Beast, ToeJam Earl, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermilion and Thunder Force II are now available

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Updated: All Of The Marvel And DC Superheroes In Fortnite

From Thanos to Batman, Fortnite is becoming a comic book fan's dream come true. If Epic Games keeps adding Marvel and DC characters at a rapid-fire clip, there's a chance we could have an awesome showdown of 100 heroes and villains years down the road. The latest addition is The Batman Who Laughs, a prominent character in the new Fortnite com

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US: Nintendo Download for 16th December 2021

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Dungeon Munchies  – If you’ve got the munchies, then this 2D side-scrolling action platformer should definitely satisfy your craving. With the help of the undead Necro-Chef Simmer, you’ll hunt down monsters, then cook and eat them! There are around 100 dishes that provide various abilities. Mix and match to get the right meal for your playstyle. With an eclectic cast of characters, a hi

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The Evolution And Future Of Mario Games | All Things Nintendo

This week on All Things Nintendo, Brian is joined by Game Informer community member Nolan Filter to talk about the Mario series' evolution. After discussing the new Christmas movie, 8-Bit Christmas on HBO Max, and running down all the latest Nintendo-related news, Brian chats with Nolan about his grad-school research paper on the evolution of

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Digimon Con broadcast happening In February

by Sickr December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021 Those of you who have eagerly been awaiting news for the Digimon franchise will be pleased to hear that there will be a special Digimon Con Broadcast coming in February next year. The broadcast will feature news on the Digimon anime, along with a Digimon series game info segment, plus it will also include a special live performance by vocalist, Ayumi Miyazaki. You can tune into the event on the 26th February, 2022 where we will no doubt hea

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Japan: Nintendo Switch family sells 192,335 units and entire top ten is Switch games this week

The latest boxed software and hardware charts have come through courtesy of Japanese sales tracker, Famitsu. This week sees no change at No.1 with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl still shifting plenty of copies. The Nintendo Switch family of systems continue to dominate shifting an impressive 192,335 in the run up to Christmas with the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) leading the charge. Here’s the best-selling physical games and hardware this week in Japan: Software Sales 

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US: Call of Duty: Vanguard No.1 in November 2021

The latest video game software sales charts for the United States have been published for November 2021 and it is unsurprisingly the latest Call of Duty game which has scooped the coveted No.1 position. Call of Duty: Vanguard is followed at No.2 by EA’s Battlefield 2042 and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl at No.3 (digital sales were not included). Shin Megami Tensei V entered the US software charts at No.16 and has become the highest launch month dollar sales of any Shin

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Your Nintendo Switch 2021 year in review now available

by Sickr December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021 If you have opted to share your Nintendo Switch user data with Nintendo you can now view your Year in Review. Your Year in Review shows you what your most played games have been on your Nintendo Switch system and how many hours you have spent playing. The Year in Review site only seems to work if you have shared your play data with Nintendo. If you have turned that off then you won’t be able to see your Year in Review. Click the link belo

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Monster Slaying Survival Game Praey for the Gods Surprise Launches Today

Praey for the Gods has been in Steam Early Access since 2019, but it’s officially 1.0 as of…today! Furthermore, the game is also available on consoles.  The game has been kicking around for some time, having first been revealed in 2015. It caught our attention thanks to its Shadow of the Colossus-inspired boss battles. Set in a frozen, open world, you play as a warrior outfitted with tools such as a glider and grapple hook used to scale titans as well as mountains and other structures. A

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Gala Games Announces $100 Million Blockchain Fund Alongside New Play-To-Earn Games From Peter Molyneux, Will Wright, And More

Gala Games announced over the weekend during its Galaverse event that it has launched a $100 million blockchain gaming fund with C2 Ventures.  Gala Games is an NFT-focused gaming startup led by Zynga co-founder Eric Schiermeyer, and it’s teaming up with C2 Ventures, a new crypto investment firm, to invest in game developers interested in dev

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Indie World showcase tomorrow

by Sickr December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021 Get ready for a new Indie World Showcase arriving Wednesday, 15th December at 18:00 CET / 9am. Tune in for a livestream featuring roughly 20 minutes of information on upcoming indie games headed to Nintendo Switch. To watch, check out the Indie World Showcase – 15/12/2021 (Nintendo Switch) live stream. Further information about the library of indie titles available for Nintendo Switch can be found at the  Indie World Hub  on the off

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The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience | New Gameplay Today

Among the numerous announcements to come out of The Game Awards, The Matrix Awakens was one of the coolest as well as the most puzzling. Not quite a game, per see, this free interactive experience serves as a tech demo to showcase Unreal Engine 5's horsepower using The Matrix universe as a backdrop. To say that it looks great is an understatement. We're still trying to lift our jaws off the floor thanks to the life-like fidelity of Awakens' city.  Awakens puts you in control of an original

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Sniper Elite 5 Brings X-Ray Brutality Back To WWII

Rebellion has announced Sniper Elite 5 will be coming next year, bringing the series to France while staying within the timeframe of World War II. In it, you play as super sniper Karl Fairburne, who is on a mission to take out high-ranking officers and find out the secret to something called Project Kraken.  Karl's adventures through the French cities and countrysides won't be pleasant, and he'll have to rely on more than his sharpshooting skills to stay alive. The debut trailer shows plen

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is coming to multiple platforms, including the Switch, on March 17th

The Game Awards 2021 has only just gotten underway as of this article’s writing, but the event’s pre-show ended just moments ago. The pre-show included a trailer for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, which had been already announced, but the pre-show came to an end with a big reveal that you may be surprised to hear. SEGA and Atlus have announced Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax originally released in 2014 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and arcade machines in Japan. The game

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Alan Wake II Revealed With Plenty Of Mystery

Today is bringing plenty of reveals at The Game Awards. One of the more intriguing is the long-awaited reveal of Alan Wake II. Rumored in one form or another for years, the new game promises to finally give us some answers about the enigmatic writer and his adventures – or maybe just more questions. In the trailer, we hear narration from a mysterious voice, talking about expectations for a story, but the realization that sometimes a story isn’t what you expect or want it to be. As the ca

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2022 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2022, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond. As the gaming calenda

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Sonic Frontiers is releasing on multiple platforms, including the Switch, on Holiday 2022

It had been rumored for a while, and it is now official. SEGA and Sonic Team have revealed more information about the next modern Sonic game that had been teased earlier this year. The game is officially called Sonic Frontiers, an “open-zone-inspired experience”. According to SEGA, you’ll be able to “speed through the Starfall Islands”. Ian Flynn is the game’s story-writer. Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka described the game as “a huge leap forward for the franchise, delivering an

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Exploring Nintendo's Metroid Dread | Video Gameography

The first season of Game Informer’s Video Gameography has explored the history of the Metroid series, but it's time to wrap the season by talking about, arguably, the biggest Nintendo game of the year: Metroid Dread. On October 8, 2021, Metroid Dread was released for Nintendo's Switch. Nintendo heralded the title as the end of an era for the series, but considering how well it's selling, it could also be the beginning of another golden age. Oddly, Dread might have one of the longest tea

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New trailer released for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, amiibo announced

A new trailer has debuted at The Game Awards 2021 for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a paid DLC expansion coming in Summer 2022. Additionally, three new amiibo figures have been announced for Palamute (Canyne Malzeno X), Malzeno, and Palico (Felyne Malzeno X) that will unlock exclusive special layered armor within the game. Check out the trailer below featuring “chilling new monsters and mysterious characters [that] beckon you to a land of perilous adventure: Elgado!” Related News

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Nightingale, A Victorian Survival Crafting Game Developed By Ex-BioWare Devs, Announced

Nightingale, a Victorian shared-world survival crafting game from ex-BioWare developers including ex-BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn, has been announced.  Flynn announced that he was building a new studio for Improbable back in 2019 and until today, it remained simply an internal Improbable studio in Edmonton, Canada. Flynn and the team announced during The Game Awards 2021 tonight that the studio is officially Inflexion Games and its first game is Nightingale.  Set in a Vict

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Sonic Frontiers Drops The Blue Blur Into His First Open World Game

Tonight’s Game Awards revealed that Sonic Frontiers is the official title for the next 3D Sonic game, and the hedgehog is expanding his horizons to a bigger world than ever.  Frontiers is an open-world game – or open-zone as Sega describes it – developed by Sonic Team Japan and led by Sonic Forces/Sonic Lost World director, Morio Kishimoto. Sonic embarks on an adventure to the Starfall Islands, a collection of forests, deserts, waterfalls, among other biomes. It's unsure what to expe

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Cuphead ‘The Delicious Last Course’ DLC coming 30th June 2022

A brawl is surely brewing! Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course has received a new trailer at The Game Awards, finally giving us a proper release date for the highly anticipated DLC. Coming to all platforms including Nintendo Switch on 30th June 2022, you can check out the latest trailer below. Related News Teaser trailer: Cuphead The Delicious Last Course coming 2020 The Cuphead downloadable content you've all been waiting for has sadly been delayed and is now coming next

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Scorn Breaks Its Silence With October 2022 Launch Window

Scorn was one of the first games announced for the Xbox Series X/S, but we still don’t know a ton about it, and it vanished from the limelight for over a year. Developer Ebb Software has finally spoken up to remind us that Scorn is still very much happening – in fact, it’s arriving next October.  A cryptic trailer revealed the release window but didn’t divulge any new plot or gameplay details. A new community post on the game’s Kickstarter page only offers a behind-the-scenes loo

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Metroid Dread wins best Action/Adventure game at The Game Awards 2021

In an impressive feat, Metroid Dread has won the award for best Action/Adventure game at The Game Awards 2021. The mainline 2D Metroid sequel from Mercury Steam launched back in October alongside the Nintendo Switch OLED, quickly receiving critical and commercial success. Check out the tweet from Nintendo of America thanking fans for voting below. We’ve certainly made Samus proud. Related News IGN reveals its Game of the Year 2021 nominees IGN has announced the games which it

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Multiplayer Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game Announced

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is now making its way to the multiplayer game space. Today at The Game Awards, a brief teaser made the reveal. No gameplay was shown, but we did get a look at the small quiet town before Leatherface made his presence known.  The clip, which you can above, shows Leatherface's bloody tools, including a yellow chainsaw. As a body swings upside down, it screams in terror as the chainsaw revs and blood splatters all over his face. "Texas Chain Saw Massacre: a multipl

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Quantic Dream's Star Wars Eclipse Announced

At The Game Awards 2021, the upcoming Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games collaboration, Star Wars Eclipse, was announced. This game takes place in the High Republic era of Star Wars, so you’ll see faces like Yoda around! There’s no release date, and the game is currently in early development, but the trailer showcases some fantastic Star Wars environments, aliens, and more. Check out the full trailer right here! There’s a vast assortment of cool Star Wars stuff to take in, including a

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Video: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie trailer

The first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 from Paramount Pictures has officially debuted at The Game Awards 2021. Starring Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Miles “Tails” Prower, and Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna, you can check out the full trailer below. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set for release exclusively in movie theaters on 8th April 2022. Related News A new Japanese Sonic movie trailer has revealed baby Sonic With the S

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Evil West Gets First Gameplay Showing And 2022 Launch Window

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Garfield revealed as free DLC for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, available on Nintendo Switch “later this month”

The cat is officially out of the bag! Ludosity and GameMill Entertainment have announced via IGN that the first free DLC character for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will be the lasagna loving, Monday hating, lazy tabby cat, Garfield. Introduced as a comic strip character in the 1970s by author Jim Davis, Garfield has become a cultural phenomenon and household name, receiving a variety of live-action movies, cartoons, and animated specials over the years. While not typically associated with the N

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Garfield Puts Up His Dukes For Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Everyone's favorite grumpy orange cartoon cat Garfield is coming to Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl on December 9. He'll be available for free on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC this week, with his addition to the Switch version coming later this month (also for free), according to IGN. Click here to watch embedded media Garfield, known for taking naps and

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UK charts: Nintendo dominates this week

The latest UK video game charts have come through and this week sees Nintendo domination in the charts which are led this week by FIFA 21, Nintendo has six of the top ten games and the best-selling Just Dance game, Just Dance 2022, is dominant on the Switch which Games Industry says is selling tens of thousands more copies on the Switch platform. “Nintendo is the dominant force in the upper echelons of the chart. Six of the top ten best-selling games are published by Nintendo — and the m

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Fortnite: Chapter 3 officially revealed

by Sickr December 5, 2021 December 5, 2021 Epic Games have lifted the lid on the new Chapter in the long-running Fortnite and there are plenty of brand new changes afoot. The new chapter is titled Flipped and the island has changed dramatically with new weather conditions along with fresh new locations. The company also announced the new Battle Pass which gives players characters like Spider-Man. The Foundation, Marcus from Gears of War. You can even slide your way around the map and

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The Game Awards 2021 Predictions | GI Show

Click to watch embedded media The hot streak continues as we have another banger on this week's episode of The Game Informer Show! Join the crew as they take out their crystal balls and predict not only what games will win awards at The Game Awards, but what reveals we have in store for us as well. Whil

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Replay - Happy's Humble Burger Farm

Okay, things are going to get weird today folks. Get ready to join the replay team as they take on… The Barnyard Buds. What? Yeah, we don’t know either, but we’re going in! Get ready for thrills, chills, and all the best banter you can shake a burger at when we take over running the Happy Humble Burger Farm for a night of beef patties and tasty lettuce. We might get scared. Really scared. The Replay Crew loves to check out some unusual titles as we head into the holiday season, and wha

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Yacht Club Games reveals how Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon came about

Celia Schilling, Head of Marketing at Yacht Club Games, has explained in a recent interview about how the recently released Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon came to be. The team teamed up with solo indie developer Vine, who were in the process of creating a puzzle game and had shared screenshots on social media before Pocket Dungeon’s release. Yacht Club games saw the appeal in the upcoming game and decided it would be the perfect fit for the team and so it became Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon.

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Paper Mario comes to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on 10th December

Nintendo 64 games were finally added to Nintendo Switch Online via an Expansion Pack that released in October. The upgrade to the paid subscription service was first announced in a Nintendo Direct that aired in September, with 9 N64 titles confirmed to be available at launch, and a few more being teased to be coming down the line. Paper Mario is the first of the bunch that will see the light of day, as Nintendo has just announced that the first entry to the beloved RPG series will be added

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Receives Dozens Of Fixes, Physical Releases Delayed Slightly

Rockstar Games has a couple of updates for its recently released collection of Grand Theft Auto games from the PS2/Xbox era. First, the physical editions are being delayed, but only by ten days. A tweet from the company announced the change in date on Twitter, saying you can get your actual mitts on Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive

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Geoff Keighley says Activision Blizzard will not be a part of this year’s The Game Awards

Okay sorry for this long reply, I DID NOT expect to write all this. There’s a TDLR at the bottom. No no I get the situation, however, my problem with them goes far beyond the CEO’s stupidity. Their game models are full of terrible monetization practises, they repeatedly give their fans the short end of the stick, Diablo 3 was a failure, they ruined Call of Duty beyond doubt from greed, they milk the heck out of Starcraft and World of Warfcraft, then we wait years just to get some diablo mob

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Latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts (4th December, 2021)

The latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts have been published showing which games are proving to be most popular with consumers. This week’s charts show that it is still the new Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl, which is ruling the roost. On the download only games charts there’s a new No.1 this week which is the excellent Inside from Limbo developer’s Play Dead. Check out the charts below! All Games 1. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond 2. Pokemon Shi

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Aftemath Is A New Survival Horror Game Pitting Players Against An Alien Invasion

Developer One-O-One Games and Meta Publishing have pulled the curtain back on Aftermath, a new survival horror game coming next year. Players control an astronaut who returns to Earth after a mission only to find the planet upended by an alien invasion. After a botched reentry to Earth, protagonist Charlie Gray finds herself alone, emotionally broken, but driven by a singular mission to locate her missing daughter. She’s up against an intimidating extraterrestrial menace, specifically an i

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl has been updated to version 1.1.2

Every time that Nintendo releases a new first-party game, there is usually a month or two of small, but frequent, updates. These updates focus mainly on bugs and exploits that had been discovered after the game’s release. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl has been no exception, with Nintendo doing the same thing. Well, an update for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl has been released, bringing the remakes to version 1.1.2. The official patch notes don’t say much. All Nintend

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See 15 Minutes Of Dying Light 2 In Action On The New Dying 2 Know

Techland's most recent episode of its video series Dying 2 Know shows off 15 minutes of gameplay and has an extra surprise at the end, which will be spoiled here, I guess. It's free games! Senior producer Kornel Jaskuła sets up the footage (at the 4:36 mark in the video above), which starts with protagonist Aiden Caldwell and his associate Lowain, played by Rosario Dawson, celebrating The City's power roaring back to life before suddenly shutting back down. From there, you'll see plenty of w

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Paper Mario Coming To Nintendo Switch Online Next Week

Nintendo has revealed that Paper Mario is joining the Nintendo Switch Online catalogue next week.  Revealed on Twitter, the company released a trailer for the Nintendo 64 game, sharing that it will join the Switch’s online games service next week on December 10. However, because it’s an N64 game, not all Online users will have access to it a

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US: This week’s Nintendo Download

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain  – Take on a series of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle in the new multiplayer* party game that anyone can play! You can boost your skills and speed by playing a wide variety of activities while also having a blast. Go brain-to-brain with friends and family in four-player matches to see who gets the highest score. Everyone can play to

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human Has Gone Gold Two Months Ahead Of Release

Techland has announced Dying Light 2 Stay Human has gone gold and is ready for production, two months ahead of its scheduled release date.  The company spread the news to Game Informer through a press release, saying the team achieved this milestone over the weekend. Techland's press release also had some words from Tymon Smektała, lead game designer on Dying Light 2. In it, he speaks about how the work on the game isn't quite done yet, saying, "The fact that the game is done and we hit th

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Respawn’s Vince Zampella Becomes Head of Battlefield Amidst Wider Franchise Changes That Include Creation Of Battlefield Universe

Battlefield 2042 had quite the rocky start when it launched just a few weeks ago, mainly regarding bugs that plagued the experience for many players. Recent updates, such as Update 3, which was revealed yesterday, indicate that EA is committed to improving the 2042 experience. Now, new shake-ups at the company provide further evidence that EA is d

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Review: Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain for Nintendo Switch

Dr Lobe is back after a lengthy hiatus to put our minds to the test and bring us a collection of brain-flexing puzzles, which can be tackled alone, online or with up to four people in local play. With a few more puzzles, some nifty touch controls and a decent price tag that won’t cause a headache, Brain vs Brain gave our mind a good workout, but our time in the Academy felt a little too familiar. Nintendo’s portfolio of trying to make everyday tasks fun isn’t something to be sniffed a

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Take A Behind The Scenes Look At Starfield In New Trailer

A new Starfield trailer today takes a bit of a different approach compared to the traditional sizzle reel or gameplay blast. Instead, you can take a look at Starfield in a very different fashion, with a behind-the-scenes look with game director Todd Howard, studio director Angela Browder, and art director Matt Carofano. It’s more of a micro look at Bethesda’s approach to their games, their stories, and their open worlds. It’s more of a conversational approach than a lot of game trailer

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been updated to version 13.0.1

You may recall that, a couple of days ago, Nintendo had announced that Super Smash Brus. Ultimate would be receiving an update in the near future. The company said that the update would be coming “soon”, with no specific time frame given. However, Nintendo also said that this update will include “the final fighter adjustments”. Well, as of tonight, the update has been released. Once you update your game, it should be at version 13.0.1. As promised, the update does included some f

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Fall Guys is not coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2021, more info next year

Fall Guys seems to be suffering the same fate as Genshin Impact in that we are no real step closer to finding out when the game is coming to Nintendo Switch, despite it being announced a while back. Today on the Fall Guys website they have briefly mentioned the Nintendo Switch version and it’s not coming anytime soon as the company behind the game announced more information will be announced later in 2022. “We know everyone’s excited about Fall Guy coming to Nintendo Switch™ and Xb

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Dead By Daylight’s Portrait Of A Murder DLC Arrives Today

A new map, a new killer, and a new survivor all arrive in the asymmetrical 4v1 horror hide-and-seek game Dead by Daylight today. In fact, they’re in right now! The killer, Carmina Mora, is the Artist – commanding a twisted murder of ink crows that can highlight and harm survivors with a little savvy placement. While her projectile assault may

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Review: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond for Nintendo Switch

Return to Sinnoh and experience generation IV yet again with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes on the Nintendo Switch. With a new chibi art style and an expanded Grand Underground, can these remakes surpass their original DS counterparts? Unfortunately, for the veteran player, it’s more of a foul poffin than a perfect one. 2007 was a simpler time. It was the year Apple announced its first iPhone, The Witcher was released for PC and the first Assassin’s Creed was publi

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Finding Winter Warmth In A Hearty MMO

Every year, when the daylight wanes faster than I’d prefer and the air chills to bitter cold, I retreat from any outdoor activities and turn to the warmth of my computer. That’s where I sink deep into my chair, crack open some sodas and junk food, and boot up my chosen genre to escape the harsh months of Minnesota weather. It’s when I’m m

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Latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts for 27th November, 2021

The latest Nintendo eShop charts have been published and unsurprisingly there’s no change at the top as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl remain at No.1 and No.2 respectively. All in all the top ten downloadable games are looking good this week with Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic and Shin Megami Tensei V all in the top ten. On the downloadable games only front Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic is No.1 and the long-running success, Stardew Valley is at No.3. Al

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Sony Granted Patent For Official PS5 Faceplates

When the PlayStation 5 was first revealed last year, the console design was polarizing. On one end of the spectrum, PlayStation fans were excited about the new futuristic, sleek look. In contrast, other consumers were not as impressed, namely in regards to the white faceplates. Once the next-gen console launched, third-party companies began producing different colored faceplates, with black being one of the most popular options on the market. Sony, for the most part, legally brought an end

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The Holiday 2021 Nintendo Gift Guide | All Things Nintendo

With the U.S. celebrating Thanksgiving this week, today marks the official start of holiday shopping season. This week, host Brian Shea is joined by Game Informer editor-in-chief Andrew Reiner to offer up several great options for the Nintendo fan in your life. If you'd like to follow the people from this episode on Twitter, hit the following l

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US: Cyber Monday deals on Nintendo Switch games and accessories

It looks like Nintendo Switch owners are about to have a good case of the Mondays! This Cyber Monday, Nintendo is offering promotions on a wide variety of games for the Nintendo Switch system, as well as $20 off the suggested retail price of a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller accessory at select online retailers. These offers open the door for people looking to expand their Nintendo Switch libraries with high-quality games and experiences to enjoy throughout the holiday season and beyond. N

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Next Tour in Mario Kart Tour is the Holiday Tour

by Sickr November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021 Nintendo has lifted the lid on the next tour in the iOS and Android game, Mario Kart Tour, and it is predictably the Holiday Tour. The Holiday Tour will see players race their way around the beautiful Christmas themed Merry Mountain. The Holiday Tour also brings with it a number of popular characters in festive costumes and they include Daisy, Bowser, Reindeer Yoshi, and Santa Mario. There will also be some festive kart to get your hands o

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Not so Grand: Rockstar’s remastered GTA trilogy on Nintendo Switch is one hot mess

The Calm Before the Storm Rockstar Games released L.A. Noire in 2018 for Nintendo Switch but, since then, the studio has been pretty neglectful of the stereotypically family-friendly hybrid console, despite its undeniable commercial success with young adults. It came as a pleasant surprise to many when Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was announced for all major platforms, making it the first time these critically-acclaimed games (GTA III, GTA: Vice City, GTA: San

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Is Coming To An End, See The Trailer, Learn How To Be A Part Of The Action

Epic Games is ending Fortnite's second chapter sooner than expected. On December 4 at 4 p.m. ET, the Cube Queen is waging war against all of the combatants on the Island in a new limited event called "The End." This event is a one-time instance, meaning you won't be able to play it again after you complete it. Epic recommends content creators and players record their playthrough as it will be the only way to see it again. The End allows for groups of up to 16 players to queue together. Friends

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Nintendo NY Store shares video of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl launch

by Sickr November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021 The launch of the long awaited Nintendo DS Pokemon remakes Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Pokemon Shining Pearl happened last Friday and I’m sure there’s a number of you enjoying them at the moment. The official Nintendo New York Store had a special launch event on the Friday to celebrate the two new Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch launching and you can watch a highlights of the special launch event in the video below. Related Ne

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What If An A.I. Wrote Your Favorite Games

You've probably heard that the machines are coming for our jobs … and eventually our bodies. But what does this strange, machine-run future look like? To gain a sneak-peek into that world, we asked the A.I.-based text generator InferKit to rewrite some of our favorite games, and the results ranged from hilarious to outright eerie. Below a

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US: Nintendo Download for 25th November

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game  – Take on the role of your average, everyday deer and use your stretchy neck, your stabby horns and everything a deer has in its arsenal to tear through the city. Frolic and play with the other animals or decimate the city till there’s nothing left in this “slow-life town destruction game.” Little Bug  – Step into an adventuro

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Harmonix Is Being Acquired By Epic Games

According to announcements from both companies, music and rhythm game developer Harmonix is being acquired by Epic Games.  Epic Games made a statement saying on its website about the company's future, saying, "The Harmonix team will collaborate closely with Epic to develop musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite while continuing to support

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Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon coming to Nintendo Switch next month

The action-packed puzzle adventure Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon has finally been given a release date for the Nintendo Switch and we won’t have to wait too long until we can get our hands on the game. Yacht Club Games has announced the puzzle adventure staring the iconic Shovel Knight will be arriving on Monday, 13th December and will cost $19.99. Here’s all the details from the official Yacht Club Games blog: “Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an acti

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Fans have recreated a Spaceworld 1997 demo of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

One thing that always manages to impress are the projects that Nintendo fans are able to successfully create. This can involve a variety of things, but fan games and recreations tend to get the most attention. The latest example of this is no exception, because it is a beta release of a recreation of the Nintendo Spaceworld 1997 demo of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The goal of the project is to recreate the 3 gameplay “tours” that were available in the original demo. The project, whi

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Nintendo shares critics and players thoughts for Mario Party Superstars

Have you played the Mario Party Superstars game yet? If not, what are you waiting for? The multiplayer party game is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, and we’re so happy to see critics and players enjoying it so much. We’d love for you to join the party! Mario Party Superstars offers multiplayer fun that players can have with their family and friends locally or via online play, featuring five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games

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Nintendo of America’s former VP of marketing: GameCube’s purple colour choice was a bad idea

It is hard to believe but the classic GameCube is now twenty years old. The system which launched in 2001 had some excellent Nintendo content such as Luigi’s Mansion, Super Smash Bros Melee, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and more, but some gamers at the time were put off with the vibrant purple colour choice and almost child-like design. To celebrate the GameCube’s 20th anniversary, VGC has spoken to Perrin Kaplan, who was VP of marketing at N

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Halo Infinite Multiplayer | Game Informer Live

Many rockets will be fired! Grenades will also be thrown! We're hoping a few of them hit their targets. At 2 p.m. CT, the Game Informer crew is suiting up for a second round of Halo Infinite multiplayer, and you can watch the mayhem unfold exclusively on Twitch. Microsoft's surprise launch of the multiplayer beta has been warmly received by many of us at Game Informer. It's all I've been playing the last few days, and I can't wait to jump back in. I'll be joined today by Alex Stadnik and Dan

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Final Pokemon GO Community Day of 2021 kicks off on 18th December

We are fast approaching December which means that the end of the year is nigh upon us and so we have learned that the next Pokemon GO Community Day will be on Saturday, 18th December. The event will see Pokemon previously available during Community Days throughout 2021 reappear in the wild and those Pokemon which were featured back in 2020 are going to appear in raids and hatching from eggs. Here’s all the details: Event Bonuses Incense activated during the event will last for three ho

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Rockstar Games addresses Grand Theft Auto Trilogy issues and apologises

Rockstar Games has taken to their website to apologise to fans for the issues surrounding the recently released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The company says that it is sorry for launching the game in the state it was in and acknowledge that the trilogy should have spent more time in the oven before releasing to the general public. They said that the Trilogy is very important to them, as whatever you think of them, they are a part of cultural history and will be 

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A special world tournament for Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX has been announced

Today, KOEI TECMO Europe unveiled a special world tournament for their upcoming release of Monster Rancher 1 2 DX! The collection marks the triumphant return of the Monster Rancher series in the West, and bundles together the fan-favourite Monster Rancher 1 (1997) and Monster Rancher 2 (1999). The title will launch December 9th, 2021.   To celebrate the Monster Rancher series’ 25th anniversary, KOEI TECMO Europe announced the Monster Koushien World Battle! “Monster Koushien” is the off

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Disco Elysium – The Final Cut on Switch updated to Version 1.02

by Sickr November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021 The acclaimed western RPG Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is available right now on the Nintendo Switch and today it has now been updated to Version 1.02. Announcing the new update on Twitter the developers have said that the newly released update brings with it some fixes for visual bugs which have been noticed by players and that the team have managed to make some memory optimisations which should result in a better frame rate for the res

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Loop Hero Begins Another Run On Switch December 9

Loop Hero ranks among the year’s best PC exclusives, and we found out it was making its move to consoles, namely Switch, during August’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase. If you’ve been waiting to try your hand at the looping adventure or simply want to take it on the go, December 9 is the date to look out for. For those unfamiliar with Loop Hero, it has a unique premise. To save the world from destruction, a hero roams a looping track filled with monsters and other hazards. However, you

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Review: Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

Turn back time and enjoy a fitting 35th Anniversary tribute to one of the most beloved video game franchises with the Game Watch: The Legend of Zelda edition. Marking the second release for the modernised Game Watch family of systems, this tiny but mighty console comes packed with three classic games from the series and offers more features than the Mario Edition. Some may say it’s dangerous to go alone on one adventure, but for three? Well, that’s why Zelda tells us to try force, even i

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Pokémon Remakes | All Things Nintendo

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out now. However, if you listened to episode two of All Things Nintendo, we already extensively covered what these remakes bring to the table. Instead of retreading old ground, this episode shifts the focus to the Pokémon series' long-standing tradition of bringing remade versions of its older game

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Check Out An Exclusive New Featurette For Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City

Ahead of the release of Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City next week, we have an exclusive new featurette that briefly dives into the relationship between the movie's production team and the video game series' development team at Capcom. Check it out in full above.  One fun tidbit detailed in the trailer is director Johannes Roberts sneaking in nods to his favorite games in the series:  "Director Johannes [Roberts] really loves the games, so there are a lot of Easter eggs in the mo

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Street Fighter V's Final Digital Event Airs Next Week

Newcomer Luke will be the focus of Street Fighter V's Fall Update next week, which is also being branded as the final event for the long-supported game. In a tweet this morning on the Street Fighter Twitter account, the streaming event is set for Tuesday, November 23, and promises a gameplay showcase for Luke and a behind-the-scenes look at the

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Baba is You on Switch gets level editor feature

by Sickr November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021 The award-winning puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch titled Baba is You has received a special update on the platform. The new update brings the level editor feature to the Switch along with some brand new levels to play through. The Finnish developers behind the game have thanked fans for their support of the game on Twitter and they hope that players will enjoy the newly release update. Related News I, Zombie Coming To Nin

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Phil Spencer Sees Elder Scrolls 6 As An Xbox Exclusive

The immense benefits of the Xbox-Bethesda acquisition continue to trickle down as new IPs (Starfield) and upcoming chapters in revolutionary franchises (Elder Scrolls VI) are being developed for next-gen technology. At E3, we learned that the former will be an Xbox exclusive and Day One Game Pass addition. Information surrounding the next Elder Sc

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Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

by Sickr November 17, 2021 November 17, 2021 The latest copy of Weekly Famitsu magazine is now available for customers in Japan and this week’s edition contains three reviews. Sadly there were no big games available for review this week, but you can’t have blockbusters every week. Here’s the latest review scores from Weekly Famitsu Issue 1720: Asatsugutori (PS4, Switch) – 6/7/7/7 [27/40] DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 9/8/8/7

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Saints Row Reboot Delayed To Summer 2022

Saints Row graced the cover of Game Informer magazine last month and looks to be a modern reboot of the GTA-inspired and wildly/hilariously inappropriate franchise from over a decade ago. And with Deep Silver Volition developing the title, the nostalgia factor is at an all-time high. Saints Row was originally slated for a February 25 release, but

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Exploring Nintendo's Metroid Prime | Video Gameography

The first season of Game Informer’s Video Gameography explores the history of the Metroid series. After running down Samus' 2D outings, we’re ready to venture into the world of 3D with Metroid Prime. Released on November 17, 2002 for Nintendo's Gamecube, Metroid Prime is often considered one of the best games of its era. However, to better understand Metroid Prime's influence we first have to go back to the tumultuous founding of Retro Studios. In order to develop Metroid Prime, Retr

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Here Are The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards (hosted by Geoff Keighley) airs on December 9 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. We already know the in-person event will showcase a significant number of new and upcoming titles, but celebrating 2021’s most outstanding games remains the heart of the show. Today, we learned the nominees for each category, 

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Rockstar confirms they are working to “update the overall performance” for GTA Trilogy

Rockstar Games has confirmed they they are inevitably working on updates for the disappointing Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy. The infamous ports were handled by gaming studio Grove Street Games and have seen the huge user base in uproar about the games performance, even on newer video gaming systems such as the powerful Xbox Series X|S consoles and PlayStation 5. Sadly the Switch version has been hit even harder. While the tweet below specifically mentions the PC version through the Rockstar

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Boba Fett Is Coming To Fortnite Next Month

The famed bounty hunter Boba Fett is coming to Fortnite in just a little over a month.  This news comes by way of the official Fortnite Twitter account, which announced the news as part of Disney Plus Day last week. Perhaps an early Christmas present for those that celebrate the holiday, Boba Fett will be added to Fortnite (presumably as a purch

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Japan: Latest Famitsu most wanted gaming charts

The latest Famitsu most wanted video game software charts have been published online today and it is Final Fantasy XVI for Sony’s PlayStation 5 console which remains the most sought after game for Famitsu readers. It’s got a clear lead at No.1, with an impressive 684 votes. The second most wanted game is Bayonetta 3 which has 570 votes. The Switch exclusive from Platinum Games is due out next year along with the next mainline Final Fantasy game for PS5 from Square Enix. Here’s the top

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US NPD results for October 2021: Switch No.1 system and Metroid Dread has highest launch for Metroid franchise

The latest video game software and hardware charts are now in for the month of October, courtesy of the NPD Group which tracks sales across the United States. The best-selling system based on dollar sales and units sold was the Nintendo Switch family of systems which received a big boost last month thanks to the newly released Nintendo Switch (OLED Model). The best-selling video game for the month of October in the USA was the latest Far Cry game from Ubisoft Toronto, Far Cry 6. The latest Fa

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Cover Reveal – Halo Infinite

After years of waiting, Halo Infinite is almost here. On December 8, gamers around the world will once again step into the Mjolnir boots of Master Chief and fight their way across a massive Halo ring world. Ahead of the game’s arrival, we’re highlighting Halo Infinite with one of our biggest cover stories in years. We’ve got 20 pages of in

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Rocket League Season 5 will begin on November 17th

Believe it or not, it has been 6 years since Rocket League originally released on the PC and Playstation 4. And coincidentally, today marks 4 years since Rocket League released on the Nintendo Switch. Not only has the game been getting support all of these years, but it is still receiving new content. Well, there is about to be even more on the way. Psyonix has announced in an official blog post that the game’s 5th season will begin on November 17th. Psyonix will feature “a new Arena vari

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Unplayable On PC As Rockstar Games Launcher Remains Down

If you purchased Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, you’re not actually able to play it at the moment because the Rockstar Games Launcher is down and has been down for nearly 20 hours.  As first reported by IGN, Rockstar’s own game launcher went down about 18 hours ago and because that’s how PC players must access th

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Video: Nintendo Minute recreate 2 recipes from Animal Crossing New Horizons in real life

Another Friday means that Kit and Krysta are back to bring fans another episode of Nintendo Minute. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has received a bunch of new content since the duo last played the game in a Nintendo Minute installment, so the game gets some attention in this week’s episode. The pair said in the video description that “we’re doing something really fun and trying to recreate a few recipes from Animal Crossing: New Horizons in real life. They actually turned out great and t

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition | New Gameplay Today Live

Few games shook the industry or even pop culture like Grand Theft Auto III did in 2001. Coming from seemingly nowhere, it quickly grew from cult hit to mainstream sensation. Sure, the GTA series on PlayStation had a reputation for being a vulgar and violent yet captivating sandbox, but the shift to a full 3D Liberty City in GTA3 shattered our perception of immersion possible at the time. Subsequent releases of Vice City and San Andreas built on the mold set by Rockstar, with bigger locatio

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Sensor Tower: Pikmin Bloom has had 2 million downloads since launch

by Sickr November 13, 2021 November 13, 2021 Mobile data analytics firm Sensor Tower has announced that Pikmin Bloom which launched on 27th October 2021 has now been downloaded 2 million times by curious smartphone gamers. Nearly half that number of downloads came from Japanese gamers with North America in second and the United Kingdom in third. Sensor Tower also says that Pikmin Bloom has made an estimated $473k in two weeks. Via Related News Sensor Tower: Miitomo Hits

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The Game Awards 2021 To Feature 40 To 50 Games

Industry figure Geoff Keighley has revealed that his annual gaming awards show, aptly titled The Game Awards 2021, will feature somewhere between 40 to 50 games.  This news comes by way of a news post by Epic Games about the awards show and in it, Keighley revealed that he learned from last year’s event that “games and the trailers” are w

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Switch gets official Twitch app today

The Nintendo Switch has finally got a new media app and it is the official Twitch app from Amazon. You can download the app from the eShop worldwide today and watch your favourite streamers, check out some games you are considering purchasing, or sit back and watch some competitive e-sports streams from The Pokemon Company. The choice is yours! Here are the features available for the Twitch for Switch app: Sign in to your Twitch account for easy access to all your followed channels Browse fo

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Back 4 Blood Content Roadmap Includes Story Expansion And Offline Solo Play

Millions of Back 4 Blood players who have spent the past few weeks running through its gauntlet of horrors ad nausem have new updates to look forward to. Turtle Rock has laid out the content roadmap, which begins in earnest this December and extends into next year. First and foremost, every update will be free of charge. For lone wolf players, the most welcomed addition is solo offline play and campaign progression. The full content calendar is as follows (which you can also view in the h

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US: Nintendo Download for 11th November 2021

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition  – Three iconic cities. Three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements, including brilliant new lighting and environment

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Lies Of P, A Pinocchio Soulslike, Gets Bloody Gameplay Trailer

I still haven’t gotten around to playing any games in the soulsborne franchise(s); not even the acclaimed, flashy samurai take on the formula, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki’s Bloodborne often sticks out to me the most. The Victorian architecture, gothic time period, and nightmare-inducing monster design are fascinating

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Thunderful Games Announces SteamWorld Headhunter, A 3D Sequel To SteamWorld Dig 2

Thunderful held a showcase today featuring upcoming games from the publisher including The Gunk (which holds a newly announced December release date) and the Stadia timed-exclusive aquatic adventure Wavetale, which releases today. Capping off the presentation was a brief look at the next chapter in the SteamWorld franchise, SteamWorld Headhunter. The teaser (which you can watch below) features two robotic cowboys featuring spectacular 'staches facing off in a familiar pistol dueling position

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SteamWorld Headhunter, a 3D third-person co-op action adventure game, has been announced as the next title in the SteamWorld series

Earlier today, Thunderful Games gave us our first look at the next entry in the SteamWorld series. Making the jump into the third-person co-op action adventure genre, SteamWorld Headhunter will take the franchise into 3D for the first time, while also attempting to “maintain the style and charm” of the beloved 2D predecessors. As for story elements, the game will take place directly following the events of SteamWorld Dig 2. Not much more info has been shared as of yet, including the prici

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More details on Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-ReckoningDLC

Kingdoms of Amular, which was originally released in 2012, was recently re-released on the Nintendo Switch along with other platforms and is now scheduled to get some brand new downloadable content after all these years which is titled the Fatesworn Expansion. The team who have been working on the DLC have provided an update on its development progress on Steam. They admit that creating the new content was more challenging than they had originally anticipated, but they are now in the final

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Miyamoto says next Mario game will ‘further expand’ on previous 3D entries

During Nintendo’s recent financial results meeting, Shigeru Miyamoto talked about what’s next for the popular Super Mario franchise. He started by detailing the design process for Mario games mentioning that as Mario games have evolved they have started to become more complex so he is mindful that they should also remain accessible. He also talked briefly about 3D Mario games going forward, stating that the next mainline 3D game will continue to expand on what has come before. “Let me

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Konami’s eFootball 2022 1.0 Launch Delayed To 2022

Konami’s eFootball 1.0 launch has been delayed to next year, and the mobile versions of it have seemingly been delayed indefinitely.  This news comes from a new blog post from Konami that details what’s going on with this iteration of eFootball. The team needs more time to develop the 1.0 update and squash bugs currently present in the curre

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Video: Shin Megami Tensei V “Order and Chaos” trailer

The next entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series was one of the very first games announced for Nintendo Switch, initially teased all the way back at the console’s reveal presentation in January 2017. After such a long wait, Shin Megami Tensei V is finally almost in our hands, as the anticipated post-apocalyptic RPG fivequel will be launching later this week. As we patiently wait just a few more days, Nintendo and Atlus have unleashed a brand new trailer for the game titled as “Order and Ch

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Scenic Survival Game Among Trees Exits Early Access November 10

After spending years in Early Access, the beautiful survival game Among Trees is ready for prime time. Developer FJRD Interactive announced today that the game will officially launch on November 10 for PC. Among Trees was first revealed during The Game Awards in 2018  and launched in Early Access in June 2020 . Set in a scenic, living forest, your task is to gather materials and food to survive. You’ll chop down trees to build a cabin, which you can upgrade by adding new rooms to unlock c

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Nintendo reveals Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle for Black Friday 2021

With Black Friday right around the corner, Nintendo is offering a high-octane bundle and powered-up deals on select Nintendo Switch games to help families save on their holiday shopping and enjoy more ways to spend time together this year. Kicking off Nintendo’s Black Friday deals on Nov. 21 is a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the Nintendo Switch system, the digital version of the best-selling Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game and a three-month individual membership* to Nintendo Switch

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European eShop charts: Top 15 Nintendo Switch games for October 2021

Last month, along with its Halloween festivities and slew of new game releases, has come and gone. The eShop sales data for October has been properly analyzed internally, and Nintendo of Europe has revealed the top 15 most downloaded Nintendo Switch eShop games for the month overall. Unsurprisingly, Metroid Dread, which launched alongside the Nintendo Switch OLED model on 8th October, takes the #1 spot. In an impressive feat, Mario Party Superstars has managed to reach #2, despite not releasi

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The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance Heads To Consoles This Week

We finally know when The Binding of Isaac’s gigantic Repentance expansion makes its way to consoles. Creator Edmund McMillen took to Twitter to announce the PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch versions launch this coming Thursday. That’s November 4 if you don’t have a calendar nearby. In terms of specific platforms, Repentance is coming to PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Switch. If you’re feeling left out on Xbox One, McMillen assured players the game will hit that console “not

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Japan: Second Nintendo Store opening in 2022

Nintendo has announced plans for its second Nintendo retail store in Japan. It’s hard to believe but Nintendo has just one store in Japan which is located in Tokyo. The new store will be located in Osaka and will simply be titled Nintendo Osaka and will open to the Japanese public in late 2022. Kotaku reports that it will be located within the Daimaru department store in Umeda, which is one of the central locations in the city. Japanese shoppers can expect a wide range of must-have Nintend

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UK: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) & Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) coming to Netflix later this month

Netflix UK Ireland has announced that two of the most critically-acclaimed video game to movie adaptations are coming to the subscription service later this month. Warner Bros.’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) will be available to stream starting 16th November, while Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) will be added 27th November. Detective Pikachu is based on the 2016 3DS game of the same name, in which a sequel has been confirmed to be in development for Nintendo Switch. For

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A patch fixing “gameplay bugs” related to Resident Services in Animal Crossing New Horizons Happy Home Paradise is coming this month

Today was the release of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC, which had been announced by Nintendo a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, as with the release of Metroid Dread on October 8th, it hasn’t exactly been a completely smooth experience for some players. Nintendo’s official Australia and New Zealand account has mentioned that “Animal Crossing New Horizons players who own the Happy Home Paradise DLC may experience gameplay bugs if they visit Resident Service

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Nintendo Switch family of systems have now sold 92.87 million units worldwide

Nintendo has provided updated global sales figures for its popular Switch family of systems during today’s financials. The Switch family of systems have sold 92.87 million units worldwide as of 30th September. For comparison the Nintendo 3DS lifetime sales are 75.94 million and the Wii U was 13.56. The system still has a way to go before it overtakes the 2006 gaming phenomenon which was the Wii, whose lifetime sales sit at 101.63 million. Nintendo shifted 3.83 million Switch units during t

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Shin Megami Tensei V – Review In Progress

The classic and punishing Shin Megami Tensei franchise is back with a new mainline entry, and it’s full of everything we’ve come to expect from the series: challenging battles, intense demon negotiations, and philosophical conundrums about the state of the world. I’ve been play

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Update: Bloodborne PSX Demake Hunts Down January Release Date

Update, 11/01/21: The upcoming Bloodborne PSX demake now has a release date and you don't have to wait too much longer to play it.  Bloodborne PSX coder b0tster (on Twitter) announced yesterday that it would be releasing on January 31, 2022. She included a new trailer showcasing some familiar Yharnam haunts and enemies in it, too. You can check

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Nintendo reveals best-selling Switch games so far

Nintendo has revealed an update list of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games since the console launched in 2017. While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains at the top of list with a sales total of 38.74 million copies sold, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is catching up with 34.85 million copies sold as of 30th September 2021. You can check out the best-selling Nintendo Switch software below: Top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games (30th September 2021) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 38.74 million Animal Cro

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Fortnite China Shuts Down This Month

Even if you’ve never dropped from the party bus, you’ve probably heard of Epic Games’ Fortnite. With large-scale crossover events and concerts, impressively generous content rollouts, record-shattering Twitch numbers, and numerous pop culture references, the cartoonish battle royale continues to have a widespread impact on multiple entertain

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been updated to version 2.0.0

You may recall that, back on October 15th, Nintendo held a special Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct presentation. You may also recall that, during the Direct, Nintendo announced a major content update that would be coming to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons on November 5th. Well, Nintendo has decided to release the update a couple of days early. Once you update the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons should be at version 2.0.0. As previously mentioned, the update contains a bunch of new

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Japan: Famitsu awards Shin Megami Tensei V 36/40

Normally, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu releases their weekly issue on Wednesdays. These weekly issues contain review scores from the magazine’s team for upcoming video gaming releases. However, the Famitsu team have decided to publish the review scores a day earlier than usual. It is possible that the reason for the early publishing of Famitsu’s review scores is simply because of how many there are. Only 2 games were reviewed this week. Megaton Musashi is releasing on the PlayStation

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How To Say Goodbye Is A Puzzle Game Inspired By Children's Books About Accepting Loss

Coping with death and the grief that follows it is challenging and one of the few experiences everyone confronts sooner or later. How to Say Goodbye, an enchanting puzzle game from one of the minds of Monument Valley 2, finds an adorable, perhaps more palatable avenue for accepting loss.  Players explore a world filled with spirits as the ghost of a recently departed person. According to publisher Arte France, the goal is to escape the “liminal space between life and death in which the

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Sol Cresta “Hideki Kamiya’s Very Sorry” livestream airing later today

New information on Platinum Games’ vertical shooting game Sol Cresta will be announced in a live broadcast titled “Hideki Kamiya’s Very Sorry” that’s planned to air via YouTube on 2nd November at 8pm PST / 11pm EST. Hosted by Hideki Kamiya (creative director), Takahito Washisaka (producer), and Takanori Sato (director), it is unknown if the nature of the stream will be generally positive or negative, since apparently Kamiya has something he wants to apologize for. As far as we know,

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UK charts: Mario Party Superstars enters at No.3

The latest UK boxed video game software charts have now arrived and while Mario Party Superstars had strong sales it couldn’t defeat EA’s FIFA 22 or Ubisoft and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Nintendo’s latest entry in the Mario Party series entered the charts at No.3, though Games Industry reports that boxed launch sales are slightly below those of Super Mario Party. In other video games software news, Metroid Dread slipped out of the Top Ten to No.15. Here’s the GfK top ten for

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Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy | Game Informer Live

Marvel has proven that its interest in video games is anything but a passing fancy. The two Insomniac Spider-Man games have wowed with amazing visuals and an enthralling superhero story. In addition, upcoming entries such as Marvel's Midnight Suns and Marvel's Wolverine have fans excited for the future. But what can fans play now? Developer Eido

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Nintendo has unbanned GoldenEye 007 in Germany

It seems as though Nintendo is looking to revive the classic Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 as the Kyoto-based company has been working with German authorities to unban the first person shooter in Germany. The game was originally put on the list of “Media Harmful to Young Persons” in Germany and it would naturally go up for review after 25 years has past, but Nintendo seems to have pushed the review process forward, which has led some to believe that Nintendo is looking to put GoldenEye 0

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Death’s Door coming to Switch next month

Devolver Digital has confirmed this morning that the acclaimed Death’s Door will launch on the Nintendo Switch next month. The company has said in a tweet that Switch owners will be able to play the dark action adventure game on 23rd November. Nintendo eShop pricing has yet to be announced, but it should be around £17. If you are curious about the game and you own an Xbox console, Death’s Door, is currently available on Game Pass. About: Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock mig

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New Gameplay Today — Age of Empires IV

Age of Empires IV lands this Thursday, but you can join the Game Informer crew today for a look at some huge elephants and a conversation about the iconic real-time strategy franchise right here, today! That’s right, it’s another action-packed episode of New Gameplay today featuring Dan Tack, Alex Stadnik, and John Carson. Come on in and enjoy the show. Age of Empires IV features eight different civilizations on launch, with many different ways to play each. Whether you want to try s

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Dataminers have found that at least 38 N64 games & 52 SEGA Genesis games are planned for Nintendo Switch Online

By now, you likely know that Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack launched last night. It is not surprising, but dataminers have already been hard at work, looking deep into the files of the updated Nintendo Switch Online to see the contents that are normally hidden away from the public. Well, the datamining has already managed to discover something interesting. According to a game list for each retro library, there are at least 38 Nintendo 64 games 52 SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive games planned

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A Quiet Place Video Game Announced For 2022

A video game based on the hit horror film franchise, A Quiet Place, is in the works. The upcoming title comes from Saber Interactive and Illogika and is coming sometime in 2022. If you're unfamiliar with the movies, they're set in a post-apocalyptic Earth overtaken by blind yet powerful monsters that are highly sensitive to sound. The creatures have wiped out most of humanity and viciously hunt anything that generates noise, so survivors have adapted by living in complete silence. Precautions

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Video: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Hisuian forms for Zorua and Zoroark in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Zorua and Zoroark in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game.  Zorua and Zoroark in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game.  The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo shared new details today about the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl video games and unveiled new Hisuian forms for Zorua and Zoroark in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game.  Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will launch November 19, 2021, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus wi

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PUBG Mobile Sequel, New State, Gets November Launch Date

PUBG Studios’ upcoming PUBG Mobile sequel, New State, will launch on November 11.  This news comes by way of Video Games Chronicle , which reports that New State, a game set in the future of the PUBG universe, will be a free-to-play, season-based, live-service game. It will launch in 200 different countries and will feature 17 languages in-game for players to choose from.  New State is already incredibly popular, weeks ahead of its official launch on mobile devices. Over 50 million p

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Switch Online + Expansion Pack is now available, Switch firmware updated to version 13.0.1

After a month or so since it has been announced, it is finally here. Nintendo has just released the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. Remember that it costs $49.99 to purchase a year of it, an increase from the $19.99 you currently pay for a year of the regular Nintendo Switch Online package. If you do get Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, you will gain acess to 2 new retro gaming libraries. The Expansion Pack will contain libaries for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive and the Nintend

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Resident Evil Is Now A Part Of Fortnite

Resident Evil's Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield are the newest horror-themed skins added to Fortnite, following the likes of Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead. Both are of these famed survival-horror stars are now available for purchase in Fortnite's in-game shop. They were introduced through a fun little teaser video that you can see below:

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ToeJam & Earl account teases something in store for ToeJam & Earl 3 20th anniversary

by Sickr October 24, 2021 October 24, 2021 It’s hard to believe but the 20th anniversary of ToeJam Earl 3 will be upon us next year and the official ToeJam Earl Twitter account hints that they are planning something special for the occasion. ToeJam Earl 3: Mission to Earth launched on the original Xbox back in October 2002 and published by both SEGA and Microsoft as the 3D game was originally set to be released on the SEGA Dreamcast. Let’s hope that it is some form of remaster

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Fatal Frame director thinking about remastering other games in series

Makoto Shibata, the director behind the long-running Fatal Frame games, has taken part in a recent interview with German site JPgames. The first game in the Fatal Frame series made its debut on the PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox back in 2001. Koei Tecmo recently released an enhanced version of the Wii U Fatal Frame game Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the horror series. During the interview Mr. Shibata was asked whether Koei Tecmo had plans to rema

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UK: GAME distributing free Shiny Zamazenta and Shiny Zacian in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Today, Trainers will be able to get their hands on special codes to receive Shiny Zamazenta in their Pokémon Sword game and Shiny Zacian in their Pokémon Shield game. Codes are available from GAME stores in the UK and GameStop stores in Ireland between 22 October and 18 November. These codes can be obtained at no cost, while supplies last (no purchase necessary). Zacian and Zamazenta were introduced as Legendary Pokémon when the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games were first

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PlayStation State Of Play Set For Next Week

As we enter the fevered pitch of the fall game release season, Sony has announced a State of Play presentation slated for the middle of next week. According to the PlayStation Blog posted this morning, the impending State of Play will premiere on Wednesday, October 27 at 2 p.m. Pacific. If you're looking for more news on Sony's first-party lineup, you'll have to wait until another time because this show is "focusing on announcements and updates for upcoming third-party releases headed to P

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Rockstar Games releases trailer for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

Update: More information on the Switch specific features for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition which include touch screen camera zooming, pans and menu selection, as well as gyro aiming. All platforms – you can immediately restart a failed mission. Rockstar Games have lifted the lid on Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition which is set to release digitally on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 11th November with a physical version arriving

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Pokemon UNITE Version 1.2.1.8 available, here’s the buffs and nerfs

The popular free-to-play Nintendo Switch and smartphone Pokemon MOBA, Pokemon UNITE, has been updated today. The new update brings Pokemon UNITE to Version 1.2.1.8 and introduces various buffs and nerfs for popular Pokemon characters such as Blastoise and Gengar, and more. The Pokemon Company also recently announced that the Halloween Festival will be kicking off today, 20th October. Pokemon UNITE Halloween Festival event trailer: Pokemon UNITE Version 1.2.1.8 update: Pokemon buffs Pikac

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New Pokémon Forms Discovered In Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Deep in the snowy wilderness of the Hisui region featured in the upcoming Pokémon Legends: Arceus dwells a familiar Pokémon family with a unique form to this new entry in the series. A video released by The Pokémon Company shows the existence of Hisuian Zorua and Hisuian Zoroark, who are the first monsters to have a particular set of types. Th

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Pokemon Company reveals Hisuian Zorua and Hisuian Zoroark for Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The Pokemon Company has posted a new video on their Twitter account unveiling the mysterious research footage which was uploaded on social media platforms the other day. The video footage has thankfully been restored by the mighty Professor Oak and it shows off Hisuian Zorua and Hisuian Zoroark. Pokemon Legends: Arceus is due to be released on the Nintendo Switch platform on 28th January 2022. A few days ago, a researcher uncovered some mysterious footage of the Hisui region. Professor Oak l

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SUDA51 says team has 3 new IPs in the pipeline and he’s also open to working with Nintendo

SUDA51 and Grasshopper Manufacture are renowned for their zany and immensely stylish video games which have proved to be fan favourites over the years. The team recently released the long-awaited final game in the No More Heroes franchise, No More Heroes 3, and talk has finally turned to what’s next for the company. Speaking in a recent interview with VGC, SUDA51 says that they have three new IPs in the works and pre-production work has already begun on the first though they will share mor

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Nintendo of America now hiring interns for 2022

by Sickr October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021 Nintendo of America has advertised a number of positions for interns on their official careers page and there’s a wide variety of placements on offer including positions within Public Relations and also Project Managers and Social Media Marketing. If you feel that you would be suitable for any of the intern positions on offer then be sure to contact Nintendo of America by applying here. We wish anyone that decides to apply for an intern pos

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Minecraft’s next big update, “The Wild Update”, is releasing in 2022

Believe it or not, a decade has passed since Minecraft was officially released. That isn’t even counting the years it had been available in its alpha and beta stages. Despite the many years that have passed, the game is not only still very popular, but Mojang is still supporting the game with updates. In fact, the game’s next major update was announced yesterday. It will be called “The Wild Update”. The update will add “lots of fun stuff” to the game. There will be mud, mangrove s

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