Reggie says mid-cycle upgrades, pricing & content can help Nintendo maintain Switch lifecycle

Games Industry recently had the opportunity to chat with former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about how Nintendo can prolong the Nintendo Switch family of systems lifecycle. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said in February this year that the Nintendo Switch is halfway through its lifecycle so he suggested ways the Kyoto-based company could continue momentum going forward before they release the Switch’s eventual successor. Reggie pointed out various things such as a mid-

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Video: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R coming September to Switch

Bandai Namco has lifted the lid on when Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R launches and you won’t have to wait long as the game is scheduled to be released on the Nintendo Switch family of systems and other platforms on 2nd September here in the west. The company also announced that there will be three versions of the anime fighting game available to purchase at launch. They are the Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and the Collector’s Bundle. Each version is list

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First Details On Fortnite's Seasons Ending Event Called Collision

Big things are once again happening in Fortnite. On June 4, players are invited to experience a timed event called "Collision." This story-driven moment can only be played once and will kick off at 4 p.m. ET. Epic Games says the fate of the Zero point will be decided in this gameplay event, which I believe will lead into Chapter 3, Season 3. The events in Fortnite are always fun, as they shake up the gameplay, change the environments, and introduce new characters to the battle royale universe.

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Launch trailer for Pac-Man Museum+

Bandai Namco has uploaded the launch trailer for the classic Pac-Man collection Pac-Man Museum+ The retro collection contains plenty of bonus content along with unlockables in one compact collection which includes fourteen Pac-Man games and spin-offs. If you purchase the game within 30 days of launch you will receive a launch bonus of five silver or gold figures to display in your arcade. Here’s all the details direct from Bandai Namco: “In addition to the eclectic selection of c

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God of War, Horizon, And Gran Turismo TV Shows Are In Development

It feels as if Sony is taking a victory lap in the wake of the success of its various exclusive franchises. The Uncharted movie garnered a strong opening weekend, The Last of Us is getting a highly-anticipated HBO adaptation, and a Jak and Daxter film is in the works. Now the God of War (live-action), Horizon, and Gran Turismo television shows are in development.  Sony has officially announced new PlayStation Productions Series

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Wolverine, Hulk, Grim, And Another Gargantuan Week For Comics Is On The Way | From Panel To Podcast

On this week's episode, we review two weeks worth of comic books, including Grim, Eight Billion Genies, Thor Hulk: Banner of War, Wolverine (which doubles as a new issue of Deadpool), and many more. We also look ahead to next week, which we believe will be one of the biggest yet for us – we estimate we'll both buy approximately 24 comics. If you would like to follow us on Twitter: Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) and Philip Hoff (@bnow23). From Panel to Podcast is a weekly show created by two

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Hello Games is putting the “finishing touches” on the Switch version of No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky may be 6 years old, but that doesn’t mean that the game has been forgotten. It was released on the Xbox One in 2018, 2 years after it had been released on PC. The game was eventually released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2020. That said, a Nintendo Switch version was announced just a few months ago. At the moment, it is slated to launch in mid-2022. However, that time frame is getting very close, and there hasn’t been many updates lately. That changed earlier

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A New Performance Patch For Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Is A Great Reminder For You To Try An Ys Game

A surprise patch has dropped for the PC version of the action RPG that many missed out on last year, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, which makes now would be a perfect time to get acquainted with the series. While working on the upcoming localization of Trails From Zero (another Falcom game you should keep your eyes on), PH3 developer Peter "Durante" Thoman discovered how to increase CPU performance in that game. After finding promising res

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Lost Epic Exits Steam Early Access And Heads To PlayStation In July

2D Action RPG Lost Epic is graduating from Steam Early Access and going 1.0 this July. The launch also brings the game to PlayStation platforms, marking the game’s first appearance on consoles.  Lost Epic first launched in Early Access in June 2021, and it blends Metroidvania-style exploration, Souls-inspired fast-paced combat, and a vibrant anime presentation. Players control a God Slayer on a quest to defeat a pantheon of divine g

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JRPG developed by all-star team is titled Trinity Trigger and releasing September

The mysterious new JRPG which is being developed by an all-star team featuring employees who have worked on the Xenoblade, Pokemon, and the Mana series, is officially titled Trinity Trigger and is due to arrive on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation platforms in September. The news leaked early via a listing on Japanese retailer, Biccamera. Trinity Trigger has been penciled in with a 15th September release date in Japan, though it is not known if it will be granted a simultaneous worldw

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Video: Mario Strikers Battle League gear customization trailer

Mario Strikers: Battle League is just 2 and a half weeks away from launching on the Nintendo Switch. Because of this, Nintendo‘s promotional and marketing campaign for the video game has been gradually picking up steam. The latest example of this is a brand new trailer that released earlier today. The trailer showcases the ability to increase a character’s stats by equipping them with special gear. The game launches on June 10th, but in the meantime, you can see the trailer down below.

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MultiVersus | Game Informer Live

Things are getting looney today on Twitch at 2 p.m. Central as four Game Informer editors pair off in the tag team slugfest that is MultiVersus! Editors John Carson, Alex Van Aken, Marcus Stewart, and Alex Stadnik will do battle in the MultiVersus closed alpha to see how Warner Bros. zany take on Smash Bros. style fighting is shaping up. For those unfamiliar, the free-to-play title brings together characters from properties such as DC Comics, Scooby-Doo, Game of Thrones, Looney Tunes, Steven

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Marvel Is Announcing A New Game Tomorrow

Marvel has revealed that it is announcing a new game tomorrow, May 18.  This news comes by way of a new tweet from the official Marvel Entertainment Twitter account, which teases the game in a quick 22-second video. As for when, Marvel says “Tune in tomorrow at 10 AM PST,” which means we’re already less than 24 hours away from finding out exactly what it is. You can check out the teaser below:  New Game Announcement! Tu

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Grasshopper Manufacture teased a new game reveal “maybe around the end of 2022”

Grasshopper Manufacture has been quiet recently. Their most recent game, No More Heroes 3, released last August. And last October, Chinese publisher NetEase Games acquired Grasshopper Manufacture. So far this year, however, news has been few and far between. That said, that may not be the case for much longer. President and CEO Goichi “Suda51” Suda took part in a short interview video that was published by NetEase Games, where he says that NetEase has been providing them with a lot of supp

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Weekend Warrior – Season Finales

This week marks the end of the first season of Halo's television adaptation, and while it was a rocky season, at least you can enjoy listening to the GI editors talk the ups and downs. The finale of the special GI Show review series is now available to watch or listen to here. With the end of that season also comes the end of the week, which was full of plenty of great Game Informer stories to catch up on over the weekend. We announ

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Xbox & Bethesda Showcase Predictions, Saints Row, and MultiVersus | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew shares their Xbox Bethesda Showcase predictions and impressions from a recent hands-on session with the Saints Row reboot. During The Playlist, we talk about a cool new mascot brawler called MultiVersus and how it differentiates itself from the Super Smash Bros. formula, our Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong review impressions, and how many hours we've lost to Rogue Legacy 2.  Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken

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Halo Series Episode 9 + Season 1 Review

The conclusion to the first season of Master Chief's TV adventures is finally here, but did it stick the landing or continue to frustrate us? Join us for another special episode of The GI Show, where we're reviewing both episode nine of Halo and season one as a whole. The regular team is back to wrap up the season, but we couldn't do a Halo review without a familiar friend. Alex Stadnik, Brian Shea, and Andrew Reiner are joined by Kate S

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Kirby 64 now available for Switch Online + Expansion Pack members

The adorable and fun Kirby 64: the Crystal Shards is now available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members. If you have a current Nintendo Switch Online membership and wish to upgrade to the higher tier which includes Nintendo 64 games and SEGA Mega Drive games then you can get a discount. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was originally released towards the end of the Nintendo 64’s lifespan in 2000 in Japan and North America while those of us in Europe had a wait a full year later

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The Top 10 Beat 'Em Ups To Play Right Now

Few genres provide the simple pleasure of a good old-fashioned beat ‘em up. After all, these arcade-style games let you and your buddies punch and kick dozens of often colorful enemies in the face. What’s not to love? Double-teaming mobs of enemies or a sturdy boss strengthens

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Exclusive: First Person Shooter Documentary Clip Unpacks The Creation Of Halo: Combat Evolved

First Person Shooter: The Ultimate FPS Documentary is an upcoming film that examines the history of the FPS genre through the lens of its designers and players. The project was successfully Kickstarted in 2021 and is gaining additional funding through an Indiegogo campaign. Game Informer shares an exclusive clip of the film covering the creation of Halo: Combat Evolved, including the importance of Master Chief and Cortana's relationship from the eyes of its creators.  The five-minute clip

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PSA: You Can No Longer Use Credit Cards To Add 3DS And Wii U eShop Funds On Monday

Nintendo announced in February that it plans to discontinue Wii U and 3DS eShop purchases in March 2023. However, the sunsetting process gradually rolls out throughout 2022. The lights begin turning off on Monday, May 23, when players lose the ability to add eShop funds using credit cards. If you’ve recently turned on your 3DS or Wii U, you likely received a notification reminding you that your stored credit cards will soon become useless. You’ll still be able to add money using Nintendo

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Taiwan: Skyrim Anniversary Edition rated for Nintendo Switch

It seems as though Nintendo Switch owners will finally have a chance to indulge themselves with the newer and improved Skyrim: Anniversary Edition as the game was recently rated for the platform in Taiwan. Skyrim: Anniversary Edition contains all the beloved game’s downloadable content along with support for numerous mods and even a new fishing mini game. On other platforms the Anniversary Edition is available as a paid upgrade to the original Skyrim game or available as a standalone game.

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Watch Jennifer Walters Get Angry In The First She-Hulk Trailer

Disney has unveiled the first trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the upcoming Marvel series that premieres on Disney+ this August. Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is a lawyer juggling an increasingly chaotic life, including working for a newly launched superhuman law division. Her cousin also happens to be Bruce Banner, AKA the Hulk. Walters gains a measure of the gamma radiation fueling Bruce to become a green powerhouse in her own right to smash evil in and out of the courtroom. The

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Thunderful working on 4 new SteamWorld games

SteamWorld fans will be pleased to hear that Thunderful currently have four new games in the SteamWorld franchise in development and three of those games are currently scheduled to be released in 2023. The first is SteamWorld Headhunter which was announced for consoles last year. SteamWorld Headhunter is described as a stylised and colourful third person person co-op action adventure which contains a head-popping twist. One of the other SteamWorld games is codenamed Strawberry and is a

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Director Says Square Enix Will Share FF7 News Next Month

Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed that Square Enix has news to share in regards to the Final Fantasy VII franchise next month.  Nomura said this in a Japanese live stream about Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, a mobile battle royale, as reported by Video Games Chronicle. As for what this Final Fantasy VII news will be, it could theoretically be anything related to the franchise including The First

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Halo Series Episode 8 Review - Discussing THAT Master Chief Scene

Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Halo series has continuously been a roller coaster ride of good and bad, and few episodes encapsulate that as well as this week's tale in "Allegiance." Join us on The Game Informer Show as we discuss the eighth episode of the series, break down the most significant moments, and discuss the scene everyone is talking about. Your regular hosts of Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are back again and definitely have thoughts on the retu

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Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

The latest edition of Japanese video gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu has arrived with subscribers and this week’s edition contains three reviews. The latest Five Nights at Freddy’s game Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach was reviewed and two of the four reviewers gave the game a 7/10 and two gave it an 8/10 giving it a grand total of 30/40. Here’s all the reviews from Weekly Famitsu Issue 1746. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach (PS5, PS4) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40] Radiant

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Future Of Arma Livestream Scheduled For Next Week

Arma fans may want to clear Tuesday, May 17, from their calendars. Developer Bohemia Interactive announced a livestream on that day focused on the future of the series.  Bohemia’s press release teases next to nothing of what to expect, only saying the presentation will feature an "exciting reveal." Will it be Arma 4? You can find out by catching the stream on the Arma Twitch channel, which begins at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern.   The last mainline entry was 2013’s Arma 3, a ga

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What Is Umbrella Hiding In Netflix’s First Resident Evil Teaser?

Netflix released the first official teaser for its upcoming Resident Evil series, which hits the subscription service on July 14, and in it, Umbrella is hiding something. Fortunately, we know exactly what it is: there’s a hidden Easter egg that leads to a second, more gruesome zombie-filled trailer within the initial one.  The first teaser, released publicly by Netflix, is pretty by-the-books. It tees up the show’s premise and showcas

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Europe: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition bonus items won’t arrive until fall

By now, you’re probably aware of the Collector’s Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The Collector’s Edition is supposed to come with the game, some package artwork from Masatsugu Saito, a full-color concept art book with over 250 pages, and a steel case for the game cartridge. The game itself will be sent by launch day with no issues. However, the bonus items are not as lucky. Japan will have to wait until this fall to receive them, and now Nintendo UK has indicated that Japan wo

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Returning To The Best Game Of 2018 Ahead Of God Of War: Ragnarok | GI Live

While 2022 started strong with a string of spectacular releases, the warmer months have begun to cool, with most AAA experiences waiting until fall or 2023 to finally release. Don't despair, as this is the perfect time to brush up on your backlog and catch up before some of the industry's biggest sequels come to your favorite home console. In that spirit, we're headed back to 2018's God of War on this edition of GI Live to get reacquainte

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The Final Fantasy 14 Housing Lottery Is Finally Fixed

Final Fantasy XIV’s housing lottery is finally fixed after one month of being broken.  On April 16, an FFXIV maintenance update indicated that the latest lottery cycle for housing in-game was broken, so when checking the placard where winners were to be shown, the placard said there were no winners. This meant nobody could obtain a house. Polygon reports the issue has been fixed as of yesterday, and now, winning

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Taz, The Iron Giant, And Velma Revealed In MultiVersus Cinematic Trailer, Open Beta Begins In July

It's been a big couple of weeks for MultiVersus, with the announcement of a big Evo tournament a few days ago, the first gameplay demonstration along with that announcement, and the game goes into a new round of closed alpha testing this week. But the news for Warner Bros.' brawler doesn't stop there. Three more characters were announced in a new cinematic trailer, and a timeframe for an upcoming open beta was revealed. Looney Toons' Taz, the Tazmanian Devil, spins onto the roster along w

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UK charts: Nintendo Switch Sports remains No.1 for third week

The latest UK boxed-video game software charts have come through and Nintendo Switch Sports has spent a third week at No.1, pleasing Nintendo UK. The latest game in the Wii Sports franchise remains at No.1 despite a 54% drop in sales week-on-week as new releases dry up. The huge LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga continues to perform well in the United Kingdom and Games Industry is of the opinion that the LEGO game will continue to do well through the hot summer months. Here’s the lat

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A Codemasters Studio Has Merged With Criterion To Develop New Need For Speed

Codemasters Cheshire has been absorbed by Criterion Games to develop new Need For Speed games.  EA announced in March of 2021 that it was delaying its next Need For Speed game out of 2021 and into 2022 so that Criterion could instead focus on development of Battlefield 2042 alongside DICE. Then, earlier this week, EA confirmed in its financial results that it was expecting to release a new Need For Speed this year while also revealing

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Evil Dead: The Game Cover Story - Raising Hell

Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games are targeting the asymmetrical horror genre for a battle between demons and survivors, but it’s quite different than other creature feature forays on the market. In Evil Dead: The Game, don’t expect to find the human heroes cowering in corners or attempting to flee – this 4v1 fear festival takes the fight directly to the forces of evil, hacking enemies in half and blowing them to pieces. In 1981,

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SEGA says its planning an increase in remakes and remasters

SEGA has published its results for results for the fiscal year ending March 2022 and has announced that it’s hoping to boost profits in 2022 and 2023. The reason SEGA is forecasting even higher numbers for FY2023 is due to a significant increase is new games, remasters and remakes, which should please fans. We’ve already heard that SEGA has plans for Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio but it’s not clear how far along those two games are in the development cycle. Regardless, all eyes wil

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MultiVersus Gameplay Footage Debuts Ahead Of Closed Alpha, $100k Evo Tournament Announced

MultiVersus, the upcoming platform fighting game bringing together the WB brands under one brawl-for-all, has finally had its first official look at gameplay with a Pros vs. Devs exhibition. In the 18-minute video, two professional fighting game players, NAKAT and VoiD, square off against developers from Player First Games, director Tony Huynh and principal developer Daniel Kraft, in a 2v2 competition. Feast yo

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Reggie explains why there hasn’t been a new F-Zero game

One classic Nintendo franchise which fans have been clamouring for a new entry in the F-Zero franchise. The last proper F-Zero game we got was F-Zero GX on the GameCube system. Speaking to Venture Beat, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé claimed that the most likely reason why a new entry hasn’t been made yet by the Kyoto-based company is most likely because they haven’t been able to come up with a new unique gameplay strategy for it. “Why was F-Zero abandoned?

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Building A Future: Enriching Your Child's Learning And Life Through Games

As I write this issue’s All Ages editorial, my daughter is next to me, her face buried in my phone. She eventually asks me what "beta" means, and I tell her. She’s playing a game called Wordscapes, which is an excellent tool for helping kids practice spelling and discover new words. My daughter and I worked out a deal that if she plays 20 minutes of Wordscapes, she can then scamper upstairs to play Roblox with her friends for the next t

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FIFA Is Dead, Long Live EA Sports FC

After nearly 30 years of partnership, EA Sports and FIFA, the international governing body of association football, are parting ways after the release of this year's soccer video game. The announcement comes from a blog post from Electronic Arts that reveals what's next for the footie franchise. With the current deal dissolving in 2023, EA will no longer use the FIFA name on its popular football series but will instead adopt the moniker of EA Sports FC. It's shedding any licensed identity in t

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Latest EDGE magazine review scores

The latest edition of UK gaming magazine EDGE is now with subscribers and in a bold move the normally stringent publication has awarded Nintendo Switch Sports a triumphant 8/10. EDGE magazine Issue 372 contains a number of reviews including The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe which was awarded an 8/10 and the PlayStation VR platformer Moss: Book II which was given a 7/10. Check out all the review scores down below! Nintendo Switch Sports: 8 Rogue Legacy 2: 7 Salt and Sacrifice: 7 Teardow

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Switch Surpasses PS4 Lifetime Sales In US, Elden Ring Tops COD: Vanguard In Less Than 3 Months

April 2022 will go down as a historic month for Nintendo’s Switch console because it’s the month the hybrid console surpassed the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4 in the U.S.  This news comes by way of The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, who reports monthly U.S. sales numbers of video game hardware, software, accessories, and more. This month’s news includes an overall decline in consumer video game spending, down 8%, to $4.3 b

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Alan Wake Remastered coming to Switch

Remedy Entertainment has announced that the acclaimed Xbox and PC game Alan Wake will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the form of Alan Wake Remastered. Alan Wake Remastered was released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 last year and there have been rumours it was coming to the Nintendo Switch eventually. The news was revealed in the Alan Wake’s anniversary update video. Alan Wake 2 was also mentioned though its coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sometime in the future. Alan Wake R

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You Can Grab Prey For Free On The Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store rolled out its latest weekly offering of free games, and it includes a gem in 2017’s Prey. From now until May 19, you can grab Arkane’s bold reimagining of the Prey series, a game we scored an 8.25 out of 10. As an added bonus, this version of the game includes its very good Mooncrash expansion.  Joining Prey is Jotun: Valhalla Edition, a Norse-themed action game by the studio behind Spiritfarer and Sundered, and futuristic racer, Redout: Enhanced. Unlike other subscri

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The Biggest 2022 Games Delayed To 2023

Game delays are a part of life. You know the old saying, a delayed game is…well, you know. It’s undeniably a bummer to see a title you’re excited about slip into the following year, but it’s generally for the best to ensure a quality product at release. 2022 has had a growing handful of high-profile setbacks, and we’ve assembl

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Pokemon HOME version 2.0 will add compatibility with recent Pokemon games

Pokemon HOME, The Pokemon Company’s cloud service app that enables players to manage their Pokemon collections over multiple games and generations, has been getting rather outdated recently. Various Pokemon games that have been released in the past year aren’t compatible with the app yet. Well, that is about to change. An update to Pokemon HOME, version 2.0, is coming soon. It has been announced that the update will add compatibility with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, as well as Pokemon Brillian

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Top 10 RPGs To Play Right Now

If you’re playing an RPG, you’re in it for the long haul and want an experience that’s going to immerse you and keep you entertained the whole way through. A genre that is both familiar and constantly evolving, RPGs are often tasked with having the total package. The best one

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What We Want To See From Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2

Following the successful launches of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars: Squadrons, Electronic Arts is finding its place in a galaxy far, far away. Respawn Entertainment, the development studio behind the Jedi title, is overseeing production for three different Star Wars games: a strategy title, a first-person shooter, and a sequel to Jedi. I don't know what to expect from the first two games, but I expect Jedi to be a direct seque

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak presentation roundup for 10th May

During today’s Monster Hunter Digital Event, series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Yoshitake Suzuki provided fans with the most in-depth look at Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak yet, including an action-packed new trailer and game details. The duo unveiled three additional monsters, the new Switch Skill Swap ability, the new Follower Quests, and more information about the flagship Elder Dragon Malzeno. Finally, they revealed a stunning new Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Nintendo Switch P

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Do We Really Need A Bloodborne Remake?

From the moment PlayStation 5 was announced, fans have been asking for a Bloodborne remake or remaster. Now seven years old, Bloodborne is one of PlayStation 4's greatest games, showing developer From Software can do terrifying and exciting things within a gothic, Victorian setting. Summer is always a hotbed for video game announcements, and even without an E3 this year, the rumor mill is spinning at full force, teasing massive games that w

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Ranking Every Single Rockstar Game

Introduction Over the past two decades, Rockstar Games has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the games industry. Rising up from quirky Scotland-based developers with a taste for pulp and crime fiction, Rockstar evolved radically, shifting into innovators and provocateurs, creating some of the industry's most influential and blockbuster titles. In the lead up to the eagerly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, we came together as a staff to rank every single game that Rockstar developed

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Dataminers have found 28 unlockable collections in Nintendo Switch Sports so far

Nintendo Switch Sports has been available for nearly 2 weeks now. Since then, dataminers have been gradually looking into the game’s code to see if there’s anything interesting that Nintendo is planning in the near future. Sure enough, they found something. Twitter user Wipeoutjack7 has revealed that “there will be 28 total collections, meaning possibly over a year of support”. Half of them have already been named, with the other half having placeholder names. As for the ones that have

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Blizzard Hires Disney Veteran As New Vice President Of Culture

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it’s hired Jessica Martinez, a 14-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company’s employee experience team, to be its new (and first) vice president of culture.  The studio announced this news in a tweet, as reported by Eurogamer, revealing that this new hire comes as part of its “ongoing initiative to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture where people at every leve

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Citizen Sleeper Is An RPG On Xbox Game Pass That Deserves Your Attention

When I booted up Citizen Sleeper last night, I had no idea what I was in for. I had seen some buzz about it online and figured I’d give it a go – it was on Xbox Game Pass, after all, and the key art looked precisely the slick and punchy cyberpunk/sci-fi aesthetic I especially like. Little did I know, a few hours later, I’d be playing a game that I’d recommend to anyone at this point.  Now, I’m about four hours in, and there’s

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EA’s popular FIFA game series will be called EA SPORTS FC from next year

EA has announced this evening that they have ended their lengthy deal with FIFA and that their next game in the series will be called, EA SPORTS FC. The company posted the following message on their website confirming the name change and their commitment to hugely popular football game going forward. In the message the company says that the move will be a fresh start allowing them to innovate, create and evolve. EA says that they will share more information on EA SPORTS FC in Summer 2023. “Af

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11 minutes of new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge footage

The team at Game Informer has uploaded eleven minutes of new gameplay footage for the highly-anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. The game, which is being developed by Tribute Games, looks as though it is shaping up nicely with plenty of cool references the original 90s cartoon complete with fast-paced brawling gameplay. Watch Game Informer explain why they are excited to get their hands on the finished game which is due this summer in the video down below.

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Souldiers Will Now Deploy In Early June

Those excited to get their hands on the retro-flavored action RPG Souldiers will have to wait a few more weeks.   Developer Retro Forge announced that Souldiers will miss its May 19 launch and now arrives on June 2. The delay gives the team additional time to iron out some lingering technical kinks, with creative director Alberto Hernández writing in a press release:  “We’re very pleased with how Souldiers is coming along overall, but we still have a few bugs to work out and we want t

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Gaming classic Zelda: Ocarina of Time enters Video Games Hall of Fame

The classic Nintendo 64 game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which was produced by the legendary video game developer, Shigeru Miyamoto, has recently been inducted in the Video Games Hall of Fame at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, USA. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time joins other classic video games such as Pong, DOOM, Dance Dance Revolution and Grand Theft Auto III. The museum hasn’t been open for long (it opened in 2015) but a number of games h

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Maria ‘Chica’ Lopez Joins The Fortnite Icon Series With New In-Game Items This Weekend

Epic Games has announced the next person to join its Fortnite Icon Series, which already includes community creators like Ninja and Loserfruit, and it’s Maria “Chica” Lopez.  Revealed today, Lopez will hit the game this Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. E.T. and like previous Icon Series participants, the creator will bring new in-game items purchasable in the Fortnite Item Shop to the battle royale. All of Lopez’s items will hit the

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Halo Infinite Season 2 | Game Informer Live

After coming out of the gates with a bang, Halo Infinite has seen its share of quiet months. Some events have kept players coming back, but fans have been left wanting for some time now. Hopefully, that all changes today as Halo Infinite Season 2 is here, and we're streaming the fun live starting at 2 p.m. CT over on Twitch! Watch on Twitch! Join Game Informer Halo fan Alex Stadnik as he hops back into developer 343 Industry's latest titl

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Latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts

The latest Nintendo Switch eShop game charts are here and the No.1 game this week is the fun Nintendo Switch Sports, which we recently reviewed and awarded a decent 7/10. Nintendo Switch Sports is followed by the first ever 3D Kirby game Kirby and the Forgotten Land which our reviewer NintendoJam awarded a stunning 9.5/10, as he was ever so impressed with the series transition to 3D. In the paid eShop only games chart the newly released remaster of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game, S

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Loot River | Game Informer Live

We’re sailing down a river laden with treasure and dangers today on Twitch at 2 p.m. Central as we explore two hours of Loot River!   Loot River is a run-based action roguelite with a unique Tetris-esque form of navigation. You must carefully – and strategically – pilot geometric platforms to send your character down gloomy streams to battle monsters and collect loot.  Join me, Marcus Stewart, along with Jill Grodt, who scored Loot River an 8.5 out of 10 in her review writing, “Loot

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Japan: Nintendo Switch has now outsold Nintendo 3DS

Despite being five years old, the Nintendo Switch family of systems continue to sell well each week in the land of rising sun with Nintendo’s competitors Sony and Microsoft struggling to gain a substantial foothold in the ever changing Japanese gaming market which is dominated by mobile gaming. David Gibson has revealed (via Famitsu) that the Nintendo Switch family has now outsold the Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo Switch family of systems have sold 24.6 million units so far in Japan surp

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New Horizon Forbidden West Patch Tackles Progression Blocks, Visual Shimmering, And More

Guerilla Games has released a new update for Horizon Forbidden West, Patch 1.13, that tackles multiple main and side quest progression blocks, as well as persistent issues related to a strange visual shimmering effect in-game, and more.  Live today, Patch 1.13 brings with it a ton of fixes not just to quests, but to general things like the game’s UI and some of Aloy’s animations, as well as improvements to the game’s performance

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Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Remake Development Shifts To Original Developer

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a beloved entry in the action-adventure series and the original 2003 release was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.  In September of 2020, Ubisoft announced that it was remaking The Sands of Time, this time with Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai handling development. Originally set to release in January of 2021, Ubisoft revealed toward the end of 2020 that the remake had been delayed two months. Just t

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Summer Game Fest 2022 kicks off on 9th June

Summer Game Fest organiser, Geoff Keighley, has revealed when this year’s Summer Game Fest begins and you can indulge yourself in the live cross-industry showcase on Thursday, 9th June at 11am PT / 6pm UK time. As always, Geoff promises plenty of game announcements and reveals, so fingers are firmly crossed for some good announcements this year. The only confirmed games showcase from the big three this year is the Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase which is on Sunday, 12th June at 10am PT / 6pm. E3

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Spotify Has Launched Its Own Island In Roblox

Spotify has built its own metaverse of sorts by launching its own interactive island in Roblox. This makes the music streaming giant the first brand of its kind to have a presence in the popular online game. Spotify Island, as it's called, is described in a press release as “a paradise of sound where fans and artists from all over the world can explore a wonderland of sounds, quests, and super special merch.” Essentially, it serves as

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Formula 1 Fan Pass comes to Rocket League

Formula 1 is making a return to Rocket League and fans will be able to purchase the Formula 1 Fan Pass to get themselves a smart newly designed F1 car and the store will have 2022 F1 Decals, race-ready F1 Pirelli Wheels, and updated 2022 Formula 1 Engine Audio. You can also claim the Formula 1 2022 Player Banner for free in the Item Shop. Even more updates will drop later in 2022 and if you own the Formula 1 Fan Pass the updates will be unlocked upon release for free. Here’s all the detai

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Overwatch 2: Blizzard Releases Blog Post Detailing Beta Week 1 Goals And Progress

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Reggie on Nintendo of America contractor issues: “This isn’t the Nintendo I left”

Former Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has spoken up about the alleged treatment of contractors at the firm saying that what he has read doesn’t sound like the Nintendo he left. A number of contractors had recently told Kotaku that they were paid poorly and treated as second class citizens at the firm. Reggie has told The Washington Post that contract employees were invited to some the meetings he attended and that company contractors had the opportunity to join Reggie and ot

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Bear And Breakfast | New Gameplay Today

Platform Switch, PC Publisher Armor Games Studios Developer Gummy Cat Release 2022 Rating Everyone 10+ Bear and Breakfast is a laid-back management adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B+B in the woods. In this episode of New Gameplay Today, we give you an exclusive look at the first chapter of the upcoming indie game alongside Game Director Rares Cinteza. Tune into New Gameplay Today to see the latest hands

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Next Tour in Mario Kart Tour is The Doctor Tour

Nintendo has unveiled the next tour which will take place in the hit iOS and Android game Mario Kart Tour. The current tour, The Amsterdam Tour, is coming to a close and eager players will soon be able to venture into the Doctor Tour which includes the Wii Coconut Mall track and Doctor Mario, Doctor Luigi and more. You can check out the recent trailer for the new tour below. Mario Kart Tour is available now as a free-to-play game on both iOS and Android. The Amsterdam Tour is almost over. T

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Elden Ring Player Uses Mods To Enter Closed Colosseum, Discovers Site Of Grace And Two Enemies

Players suspect that a closed colosseum in Elden Ring could be the location for a potential PvP-based DLC or expansion. Popular From Software modder Lance McDonald was able to look inside it with a mod. He confirmed that the colosseum’s outer walls aren’t just set dressing but actual walls to an arena.  As reported by Video Games Chronicle, another From Software modder, Sekiro Dubi, used a mod to enter the colosseum

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Sonic Frontiers news update “soon” and still “coming this holiday”

SEGA recently uploaded a new episode of the Sonic Official livestream and in the video SEGA of America’s social media manager, Katie Chrzanowski, stated that the company will be sharing news on Sonic Frontiers soon and that the open world game is still scheduled to be released towards the end of the year. It has been a while since we caught a glimpse of the new 3D Sonic adventure, so any new footage would be more than welcome. “See a lot of people asking about [Sonic] Frontiers, we

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Sega Is Delisting Classic Sonic Games From Digital Stores Ahead Of Sonic Origins' Launch

Sega has announced plans to delist the digital versions of the classic Sonic games that will be included in its upcoming Sonic Origins collection. Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3 Knuckles, and CD will be removed from online storefronts on May 20, a little over a month before the June 30 launch of Sonic Origins. There will be two exceptions. The Sega Ages versions of Sonic 1 and 2 for Switch will remain playable. The same immunity applies to Sonic 2 on the Sega Genesis library for the Nintendo Sw

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Dying Light 2 New Game Plus Update Out Now, Patch Notes Detailed

Techland has revealed the patch notes for the upcoming New Game Plus mode patch for Dying Light 2 and it brings some expansive changes to the game, even beyond the new mode.  Revealed earlier this week, the new patch is now live in Dying Light 2 and New Game Plus should be available to any and all players who have completed the base campaign of the zombie parkour title. As for what to expect in this new mode, there will be new in

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Exploring The Full History Of Supergiant Games' Transistor | Video Gameography

We've emerged from the depths of the BioShock series to begin a fresh season of Video Gameography! We're doing things differently this time as we're discussing the gameography of a developer rather than covering an individual game series. That studio is Supergiant Games, acclaimed indie developer of Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, and Hades. This week, we continue our season by analyzing the second game in Supergiant's catalog, Transistor. Released for PlayStation 4 on May 18, 2014, and PC a day

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Final Fantasy 16 Producer Naoki Yoshida Says The Game Is Near The End Of Development

Final Fantasy XVI is nearing the end of development, according to producer Naoki Yoshida, but there’s still no word on a release date for the RPG.  Oddly enough, Yoshida’s reveal about the development of FFXVI doesn’t come by way of any usual channels like Twitter, a press release, or a development update video. Instead, it comes by way of a new Yoshida interview in a free magazine currently being given away at Uniqlo stores in

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Nintendo forecasts 20 million Switch sales for current fiscal year, a 10% decrease

Nintendo expects to sell 20 million Nintendo Switch family of systems this current fiscal year, which is down 10% from last year. The Kyoto-based company says that the revised forecast is primarily due to the current component shortages and supply chain issues which are affecting other companies such as Apple and Sony and which has been exacerbated by the Russian military forces invasion of Ukraine. Nikkei Asia reports that this is a 30% decrease from fiscal year 2020, when sales of th

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Balan Wonderworld Director Yuji Naka Filed Lawsuit Against Square Enix, Reveals He Was Removed Before Its Release

Balan Wonderworld was a disappointing game for most, especially for a game from Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog.  Now, Naka has taken to Twitter to reveal that not only was he removed as the director of Balan Wonderworld about half a year before its release in March of 2021, but that he has also filed a lawsuit against the game’s publisher, Square Enix, for doing so. He says now that proceedings are over

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Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Will Have More Than 200 Characters, Part II Gets New Title

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have teased new details about the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel, showcasing the first 15 minutes to audiences at CinemaCon last night.  Reports from Variety, Gizmodo, and more indicate those 15 minutes were very hype but perhaps more interesting for those who weren’t fortunate enough to see the 15 minutes. The producer duo also teased that Acro

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Pokemon GO Fest 2022 detailed

The Pokemon Company and Niantic have detailed this year’s Pokemon GO Fest which kicks off 4th June. This year’s event will be centred on Mythical Pokemon Shaymin—the Gratitude Pokemon which will be the centre piece of the event. Pokemon GO Fest 2022 will take place between Saturday, 4th June, 2022, and Sunday, 5th June, 2022, and as always will see players unlock rewards, earn bonuses, and much more. Ticket holders at the event will be able to receive up to nine free Raid Passes b

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Blizzard Releases FAQ Ahead Of Overwatch 2 Beta Starting Tomorrow

It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at this time regarding ongoing allegations about the work culture. The ongoing lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the company is over reported toxic workplace culture. The bulk of the suit focuses on "violations of the state's civil rights and equal pay laws," specifically regarding the treatment of women and other m

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The Latest Great Books From Marvel And DC, The Batman, Hulk, And More | From Panel To Podcast

This episode is jam-packed with reviews of comic books you should be reading, including The Hulk, Catwoman, and even a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer story that we didn't expect to see. We also spend a fair amount of the episode looking ahead to this week's releases. This could be one of the biggest comic book days we've ever seen and should make for a hell of an episode next week. If you want to know what we are getting, listen to the back half of the show. If you would like to follow us on Twi

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Dying Light 2 New Game Plus Update Out This Week

Techland has announced that Update 1.3.0 will hit Dying Light 2 Stay Human this week, and it brings with it a fan-requested feature, New Game Plus.  More specifically, this update will hit the zombie parkour title this Wednesday, April 27. It will not only bring New Game Plus to Dying Light 2, but address numerous co-op issues and add completely new endgame content as well. Called New Game+ Mode, it will be available to all players wh

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US: Nintendo Download for 28th April, 2022

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Sports – Swing, kick, spike and bowl your way to victory in the Nintendo Switch Sports game, the latest sequel to the Wii Sports series! Play six sports – Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (swordplay) – built for players of all skill levels and with intuitive motion controls so that anyone can instantly have fun. With multiple options

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Top 10 Indies To Play Right Now

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Capcom announces Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak digital event for next month

Capcom has been busy developing their highly-anticipated large expansion for the popular Nintendo Switch and PC game, Monster Hunter Rise. The paid expansion is titled, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, and Capcom has announced this morning that they are planning a digital event to showcase more of the DLC which is due out on 30th June. Capcom will be sharing plenty of new gameplay information along with footage of some of the gigantic new monsters which will feature in Sunbreak. The Monst

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Xbox Series X/S Was Best-Selling Console In Dollar Sales In US Last Month And Overall First Quarter

March 2022 was a great month for Microsoft because the Xbox Series X/S was the best-selling hardware platform last month in the U.S. in terms of dollar sales. It was also the best-selling console in dollar sales for the entire first quarter of the year.  This news comes by way of The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella in his usual monthly NPD numbers round-up. While Xbox Series X/S took home the gold medal in terms of dollar sales, the Swit

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Apex Legends Trailer Reveals Next Defensive Legend, Newcastle

With Apex Legends Season 12 coming to a close, fans have been eagerly waiting for news about the next chapter in Respawn’s battle royale and what it has to offer. A cinematic trailer dropped yesterday, revealing the game’s next defensive legend, Newcastle, while showcasing Titanfall Spectres and feral wildlife along Storm Point’s tropical beaches. You can watch the footage below.  Apex loremasters might already know that Bangalore has a friendly rivalry and close relationship

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Breaking Down The Dracthyr Evoker, The New Race And Class Combination Coming In World Of Warcraft: Dragonflight

World of Warcraft is going back to its high fantasy roots with the newly announced expansion Dragonflight, and after a turbulent two years in the Shadowlands, Blizzard seems to want to reset expectations of what modern World of Warcraft is all about. Following the reveal of the expansion, which takes place in the mysterious Dragon Isles and looks ripe for adventure, I was able to sit down with senior game designer Jackie Wiley and associa

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Forever Skies: Why Far From Home Is Using Early Access To Develop Its First-Person, Post-Apocalyptic Survival Game

Forever Skies is Far From Home’s first-person survival game set on a decrepit procedurally-generated Earth, abandoned to waste away in ruin, and it’s coming to Early Access on PC this year. Players will leave the safe orbit where other humans await salvation and begin exploring an Earth covered in a thick layer of toxic dust following an ecological disaster in hopes of learning more about its demise and uncovering secrets that could sav

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Europe: Nintendo’s Spring into Action sale starts this week

Update: Here’s some of the Switch games featured in the Spring into Action sale Nintendo of Europe has announced that it is kicking off a new eShop sale this week and it’s titled the Spring into Action sale. It’s not clear at present as to which Nintendo Switch games will be on sale, but hopefully there will be a good variety of first party games on offer, which some of you may have missed out on in the past. The blurb says that there will be over 1000 games discounted, so it sh

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The Super Mario movie has been delayed to April 2023

The Super Mario movie that Nintendo and Illumination Studios have been working on has been gradually getting worked on. The movie had been previously slated for a release this December. However, this will no longer be the case. Shigeru Miyamoto sent a message to fans on Twitter via Nintendo’s official accounts. Miyamoto says that “we decided to move the global release to Spring 2023–April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America”. You can see Nintendo’s tweet about the matter

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Review in progress: Nintendo Switch Sports

After almost 16 years, the Wii Sports series has finally received a new iteration, arriving with six activities at launch, both old and new, to get you swinging, kicking, swiping, and jabbing your trusty Joy-Con. Does Nintendo Switch Sports recapture the joy of motion controls once again, or does the limited number of modes and a £30+ price tag feel more like a con? Let’s find out. Note: Before we get started with the main review, it’s worth noting that this is a review in progress due

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US NPD: Switch No.1 console for March 2022 No.1 game Elden Ring

Update: Original tweet was slightly confusing, but judging from Benji’s tweet it was the Switch which was No.1 for March 2022: March NPD Results Hardware 1. Switch 2. Xbox Series 3. PlayStation 5 Software 1. Elden Ring 2. Gran Turismo 7 3. Kirby Forgotten Land 4. MLB The Show 22 5. Horizon Forbidden West 6. Pokémon Legends Arceus 7. WWE 2K22 8. Mario Kart 8DX 9. COD Vanguard 10.SOP Final Fantasy Origin pic.twitter.com/gTTlhuMYof — Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) April 25, 2022 T

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Call Of Duty Warzone: Operation Monarch Trailer Teases A Showdown Between King Kong And Godzilla

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Bandai Namco Confirms Digimon Survive’s July Release Date

Earlier this week, a leaked release date of July 29 for the long-awaited Digimon Survive made the rounds on gaming websites and social media. Today, Bandai Namco made it official. In a succinct video message, Digimon Survive producer Kazumasa Habu confirmed the July date, which appears to be the worldwide release given that pre-orders are now live on retail sites. Check out his message below.  The release confirmation ends a long wait for Digimon fans; Survive was first announced in 20

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Here’s the winners of the 2022 Pokemon Europe International Championships

The 2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships have concluded. For three action-packed days, Trainers from around the world competed for the title of International Champion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and the first international Pokémon GO championship in partnership with Niantic. The final list of winners from the weekend are as follows: Trading Card Game Junior Division: 1st place: Nathan Osterkatz [US

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Xbox Game Pass Is Talkin’ Bout Bugsnax, More Ubisoft Titles Coming In The Future

April’s second batch of new Xbox Game Pass titles has been revealed. As previously announced, the PlayStation 5 launch title Bugsnax makes its debut along with its free expansion, The Isle of Bigsnax, hitting the same day (across all platforms). Joining Bugsnax will be the launch of the 2D action RPG Unsouled (pictured above), the quirky Zelda-esque Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, and more. Take a look at what's coming below and visit ou

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Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Delayed 8 Months

Sony has delayed Spider-Man: Across The Universe, the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, from Oct. 7 to June 2, 2023.  This marks a nearly eight-month delay for the animated sequel that is set to star Shameik Moore and Hailey Steinfeld as Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, respectively, as reported by Deadline. When Across The Spider-Verse was previously revealed, it was shown to be a Part I, with Spid

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Federal Judge Dismisses Majority Of Discrimination Claims In Lawsuit Filed Against Sony PlayStation

A former Sony IT security analyst named Emma Majo filed a lawsuit against Sony PlayStation in 2021, alleging that “Sony discriminated against female employees, including those who are female and those who identify as female, in compensation and promotion and subjects them to a work culture predominated by men.”  Major sought court approval in 2021 to turn her case into a class-action lawsuit, stating that she filed the suit on beh

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Kotaku: Joy-Con repair centre highly overwhelmed with repairs

Kotaku has been talking to an unnamed supervisor at United Radio which is a Nintendo Joy-Con repair centre in New York who has told the publication that they were constantly overwhelmed with repairs for the Nintendo Switch’s unique controllers. The issue centre around Joy-Con drift which Nintendo rarely acknowledges and has been faced with class-action lawsuits from frustrated customers. Even Nintendo’s president Shuntaro Furukawa had to apologise to customers back in 2020: “Reg

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Jane Foster Is The Next Playable Hero In Marvel’s Avengers

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that Jane Foster will be the next playable hero in Marvel’s Avengers.  She will be the first new addition since Spider-Man, the PlayStation exclusive hero released following last summer’s War For Wakanda expansion, which brought Black Panther into the fold. As for when to expect Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, Crystal Dynamics says sometime after Update 2.5, which will be released someti

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Star Fox’s original character designer wants to see Star Fox Zero on Switch

On this day 6 years ago, Star Fox Zero was officially released on Nintendo’s Wii U console. Unfortunately, the game reception was rather divisive, for various reasons. Even today, years later, the game still leaves fans of Star Fox divided. Due to the game’s reception, Star Fox Zero has not even been ported to the Nintendo Switch. However, Star Fox’s original character designer, Takaya Imamura, doesn’t agree with that decision. In a tweet marking Star Fox Zero’s 6 year anniversary, Im

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The Playdate Hardware Review

In an era of 4K visuals, 3D spatial audio, and sprawling open-world designs, there's something oddly refreshing about a new handheld device trying to emulate the earliest Game Boy and Game & Watch experiences. Playdate is a retro-inspired indie handheld built entirely to deliver novel experiences in a pocket-friendly format. From its bright and friendly appearance to its often whimsical games, it's clear the Playdate's name was chosen

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Activision Blizzard Says Microsoft And Bobby Kotick Have Not Discussed His Post-Acquisition Employment

It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at this time regarding ongoing allegations about the work culture. The ongoing lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the company is over reported toxic workplace culture. The bulk of the suit focuses on "violations of the state's civil rights and equal pay laws," specifically regarding the treatment of women and other m

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Sonic Origins coming to Nintendo Switch 23rd June

SEGA has confirmed today that the Sonic Origins collection will be released on the Nintendo Switch family of systems on 23rd June. The classic Sonic the Hedgehog collection contains Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 Knuckles, and Sonic CD. If you decide to pre-order you will receive the Start Dash DLC pack which contains in-game currency 100 Bonus Coins, new Mirror Mode unlocked and you can customise your play-through with themed Letterbox Background. Check out the new traile

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Halo Series Episode 4 Review – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Last week on the Halo series, we saw Master Chief and Kwan headed off to their respective homes to seek some sort of resolution to both their problems. But were our heroes victorious in their respective paths? Join us on The Game Informer Show as we review "Homecoming," the fourth episode in the Paramount Plus show, and let you know if it continues to build on the success of the previous episode. Your regular hosts are back for

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Pokemon announces broadcast details for 2022 Europe International Championships

Today, The Pokémon Company International revealed broadcast information for the first Pokémon International Championships event of 2022—the Europe International Championships. Trainers can tune into broadcasts across three days, April 22–24, with commentary in English from Pokémon community leaders. The broadcasts will take place across three days, April 22–24 2022, with commentary in English from Pokémon community leaders: Pokémon Video Games: twitch.tv/pokemon  Commenta

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Lost Ark Receives Its First New Subclass Soon, The Glaivier

Lost Ark has a handful of subclasses that didn't make it over from the Korean version game to the Amazon Games' localized edition that was released in February. Thanks to a tweet from the Lost Ark team, we may be able to play one of those subclasses in the game very soon. pic.twitter.com/revMkHg6K4 — Lost Ark (@playlostark) April 14, 2022 The tweet, which you can see above, only contains a GIF of a rotating bladed pole

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Atlus Celebrates Selling One Million Copies Of Shin Megami Tensei V

Atlus has announced a landmark sales figure for its latest Shin Megami Tensei game on Switch, boasting a new seven-figure total for copies sold. Shin Megami Tensei V has officially sold over one million units worldwide.  The news came from a tweet on the Altus_West Twitter account, dropping the monumental amount of sales for the exclusive Switch JRPG. The tweet only says the one million figure represents total worldwide sale

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ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is coming to Switch in September

Studio Wildcard announced today that ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch with hundreds of hours of content including ARK: Survival Evolved and all its massive Expansion Packs Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, andGenesis Parts 1 2. This bundle packed with content will launch in September 2022 in retail and the Nintendo eShop for $49.99, with the ARK base game and Scorched Earth Expansion Pack available immediately and subsequent expansions will

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Patrick Plourde, contributor to Ubisoft’s toxic culture is leaving

Patrick Ploude has been a part of Ubisoft for about 20 years. He was the creative director of Child of Light, Watch Dogs 2 and Far Cry 3. Ploude announced earlier today that he will be leaving the company to work as part of an independent consulting agency. Ubisoft later confirmed that Ploude “will provide consulting to some of our creative directors, at their request, and to the Editorial team on certain projects”. That said, it is very important to note that Patrick Plourde has be

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CD Projekt Red Talks 2022 Projects, The Molasses Flood Working On An Existing IP

Yesterday, CD Projekt Red held a presentation wrapping up the 2021 fiscal year, boasting new sales totals for the Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 franchises. Included in the slide deck is a full-page summary of what the company is set to work on in 2022, some of which we knew already, but some new information is to be gleaned from it. The first few items on the 2022 to-do list are things we already know. A Cyberp

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Tetris 99 has been updated to version 2.3.0

Tetris 99 may be a few years old, but the game is still being supported, even today. When the game isn’t seeing an occasional Maximus Cup, there will sometimes be a brand new update for the game. The last update to release was about a year ago. Well, Nintendo has decided to release a new update tonight. When you update Tetris 99, the game should be at version 2.3.0. As for the patch notes, since the update is very small, they don’t say much. All they say is that “several issues have b

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The director of Pixar’s Turning Red says that Nintendo helped influence the film

Turning Red is the latest animated film from Pixar. The film had been released last month. Turning Red’s director, Domee Shi, recently did an interview with The Washington Post. In the interview, she reveals that Nintendo played a part in influencing the film. Shi talked about playing games like Pokemon, Zelda and Earthbound as a kid Shi even mentions that she would play Zelda and Pokemon games on handhelds, “like a lime green Game Boy Color and Nintendo DS Lite”, and hide them under her

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US: Nintendo Download for 14th April, 2022

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Mario Golf – Tee up with Mario when the Nintendo 64 game Mario Golf hits the fairway on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library. Get into the swing of things with 14 characters from the Mushroom Kingdom, including familiar faces like Yoshi, Wario, Baby Mario, Peach and Donkey Kong. Choose from 10 different modes, like Speed Golf, Ring Shot and T

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Batman, Spider-Man, Moon Knight, Wonder Woman, And More! | From Panel To Podcast

On this week's episode we dive into our first listener read-along for Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt, a six-issue story from 1987 that couldn't have been much darker. We also share our thoughts on last week's books, including Moon Knight, Devil's Reign, Little Monters, X-Men: Red, and more. As always, the episode ends with a look ahead to this week's releases. If you would like to follow us on Twitter: Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) and Philip Hoff (@bnow23). From Panel to Podcast is a weekly

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Europe: Switch best-selling console in March, Xbox Series X|S 2nd and PS5 3rd

The European video gaming software and hardware charts are now in for the month of March and it was the Nintendo Switch family of systems which were the No.1 console. The Xbox Series X|S consoles were the second best-selling systems and the PlayStation 5 came in third. Both the Xbox Series X|S and Sony’s PlayStation 5 are continuing to have supply issues worldwide. With regards to software Nintendo’s first 3D Kirby adventure, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, was the 5th best-selling ga

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California Lawyer Resigns From DFEH, Claims Governor Newsom Interfered With Activision Blizzard Case

Serious allegations are coming from a former attorney of California against the state's Governor, Gavin Newsom, today, as reported by Bloomberg. The allegations regard possible interference in the pending case from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing against Activision Blizzard, which you can read about here. It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at this time regarding ongoing allegations about the work culture. The ong

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Evil Dead: The Game – Exclusive Demon Gameplay (4K)

As the Demon in Evil Dead: The Game, you have a lot of work to do – after all, you have to beat 4 other players! However, you have a rather nasty toolbox at your command, full of traps, possessions, and even the ability to summon horrific boss monsters that will destroy your prey. Of course, the first challenge is simply to find them, a task that can be daunting given how big the map is. Survivors can do things that give away their position too like riding in cars, so it’s important to pay

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Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Reveals Summer Premiere Dates For Its Two Volumes

After a years-long wait, Stranger Things’ penultimate fourth season kicks off this summer. Releasing in two parts, the season's first full-length trailer sets the table for dangers new and old the heroes of Hawkins must contend with.  The story picks up several months after the events of 2019's Season 3. A powerless Eleven and the Byers family have moved to California. Hopper is being held captive in Russia. Our remaining friends must pick up the pieces while starting high school. Naturall

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising will be coming to Switch in May

A new action RPG, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, has been announced and it is coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems next month. The game, which is a prequel to the upcoming Kickstarter game, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, will be available open Nintendo Switch on 10th May. The game is being developed by a number of classic JRPG developers and Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will now arrive on Nintendo Switch and other systems in 2023. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising will also be on Xbo

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Sonic Team Looks Back At The Blue Blur's First 30 Years

Originally published in July of 2021 Earlier this summer, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise turned 30 years old. Sega marked the occasion by holding a Sonic Central stream that teased three new projects (Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Sonic Origins, and an untitled mainline Sonic game) in May, followed by a special 30th-anniversary concert featuring an orchestra playing classic Sonic music. With the bulk of the celebrations in the rear-view mirror, we caught up with five longtime dev

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Video: Capcom Fighting Collection pre-order trailer

By now, you’re probably aware about Capcom Fighting Collection. Capcom had announced it earlier this year, in February. The game is a compilation of 10 fighting games, as well as the inclusion of an Online Rollback Netcode. Well, not only has there been a new trailer, but pre-order details about the game have been released. Those who pre-order the game or purchase it before September 22nd, 2022 can get some bonus content. It was previously announced that the game will have a music player with

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Enter For Your Chance To Win Game Informer Gold Forspoken Issue!

High-gloss paper. Gold-foil covers. Uniquely-numbered issues. Ridiculously-low print runs. This is Game Informer Gold, an ultra-rare collectible that one of you can win through this sweepstakes. You need to get your hands on Game Informer Gold to truly understand how big of an upgrade it is over our standard edition. From its increased thickness to the gold shine on the cover, this is as high-end as magazines get. This month, the copy of Game Informer Gold that is up for grabs is iss

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Special message from today’s Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event 

The Kingdom Hearts franchise’s 20th anniversary event is happening right now in Japan and if you have been checking social media then you’ll have seen plenty of neat images and artwork from the in-person event. Website Noisy Pixel has translated a special message from the event by series director, Tetsuya Nomura. Here’s what it says: “When I look back on the past, I think back to the time I first started this project called Kingdom Hearts. I put everything I had into it, even

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Goku (Ultra Instinct -Sign-) will be in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2’s “Awakened Warrior Pack”

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has been available for around 6 years now, 5 of which have included the version that has been released on the Nintendo Switch. However, believe it or not, the game is still receiving some content, including DLC. And very recently, another new DLC character has been announced. Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Dimps have announced that Goku (Ultra Instinct -Sign-) will be a part of the “Awakened Warrior Pack” DLC, which is slated to release this summer. Dragon

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Latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts

The latest Nintendo eShop charts are here and it’s no surprise to see Kirby and the Forgotten Land at No.1. We awarded Kirby’s first 3D adventure a 9.5 score with our reviewer Nintendo Jam calling it a definitive moment for the Kirby franchise. Kirby is followed by the latest game in the immensely entertaining LEGO series of games, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In the download only eShop charts it is the newly released remaster of Chrono Cross, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dream

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Two New Hypnospace-Related Games Are Coming To Jog Your Nostalgia

Publisher No More Robots and developer Tendershoot held a Hypnospace Next presentation today, revealing what comes next for the Hypnospace Outlaw series, and it's not one but two new games coming this year. First is a spiritual successor to Hypnospace called Dreamsettler, set in an alternate reality in the early 2000s. In Dreamsettler, you'll play as an internet private detective trying to solve problems for other users on the Somnius Sleepnet Systems. There will be all kinds of familiar r

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Video: “LEGO Peach is ready for adventure” trailer

By now, you are probably already aware of the new additions that are coming to the LEGO Super Mario set later this year. One of the LEGO Super Mario expansion sets include a Peach Starter Course, and one of the new characters includes LEGO Peach. Well, there hasn’t been any updates in regards to the release date, but Nintendo has released a brand new trailer that showcases LEGO Peach and the Peach Starter Course. Nintendo of America uploaded the trailer to their official YouTube channel, s

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Weekend Warrior – Season Opener

We may be officially out of the ultra-busy release season, but games do not stop releasing. This week, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga finally came out on Tuesday, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 speeds into theaters today, Major League Baseball's season is officially underway, and Tiger Woods is competing in the PGA Masters tournament one year after a terrible injury. There's plenty to play and watch this weekend, and we want to know what you're spending time with, so feel free to info

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 director would love to make a Smash Bros movie

Comic Book recently had the chance to chat with the director behind the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, Jeff Fowler, and one of the questions the site put to him was whether he would be interested in creating a Super Smash Bros movie? He replied that he would absolutely love to do that, but he noted that it would require some thorough work with lawyers before it could ever begin production. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to arrive in cinemas in the United States on 8th April and is available

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PlayStation Reportedly Lays Off Nearly 90 Employees In North American Offices Due To ‘Global Transformation’

Sony PlayStation has reportedly laid off nearly 90 employees in its North American offices.  This news comes by way of a new report from Axios , which writes that most of the cut positions were in the sales and marketing departments of the company. As for why, PlayStation leadership reportedly cited a “global transformation” of the company’s sales and business operations in the U.S. and elsewhere.  The cuts, which have not been publicly disclosed by Sony or its PlayStation arm, happe

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The LEGO Group and Epic Games have partnered for future of metaverse 

News has emerged this afternoon that Epic Games and The LEGO Group have partnered up to help shape the future of the metaverse for children. The companies plan to create what they call an “immersive, creatively inspiring and engaging digital experience for kids of all ages to enjoy together.” Children who engage with the metaverse will be able to access “tools that will empower them to become confident creators and deliver amazing play opportunities in a safe and positive space” and bot

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TimTheTatMan Chats About Streaming And The AT&T Annihilator Cup

All April long, the AT&T Annihilator Cup is happening on Twitch, featuring a host of popular personalities and a wide variety of games. Twenty high-profile streamers take on five wildly different game experiences to earn points, from fighting to asymmetrical horror to FPS action. The event is live each Friday on the official AT&T Twitch channel. Also, it is definitely going to be interesting to see streamers that are well-versed in their genres of choice tackle games that mi

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Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

The latest edition of popular Japanese gaming magazine, Weekly Famitsu, is here along with a variety of reviews. The big game in Issue 1740 is the Final Fantasy action game from Square Enix and Team Ninja, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. The four reviewers gave the game three 8/10s and one 9/10 giving the game a grand total of 33/40. Here’s all the reviews from this week’s edition of Weekly Famitsu. Battle Spirits: Connected Battlers (PS4, Switch) – 7/7/7/7 [28/40]

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Game Infarcer: Valve Announces Steam Deck+

Hot off the heels of releasing its successful Steam Deck portable console, Valve has already unveiled a powerful new member in its family of portable PCs: Steam Deck+. Besides boasting a considerable power bump, the device’s most striking feature is the clamshell-style design that allows Steam Deck+ to be closed, similar to Nintendo’s line of DS handhelds. The top half boasts a 14-inch 4K touchscreen. A full keypad and trackpad occupy the bottom half. This innovation will b

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The Coalition Shows Off 'The Cavern,' An Unreal Engine 5 Cinematic Test Demo

Xbox Game Studio's Gears of War team, The Coalition, is no stranger to the Unreal Engine and has been working with the newest version of Unreal Engine 5, available in full today. Along with the engine's release, The Coalition showed off its cinematic test of the tech in a demo video called "The Cavern." According to the video, the demo is not representative of a game that's in production. "The Cavern" features a man in a dark cave, facing off with an imposing and impressively

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The Jungle Book’s Baloo will be a playable character in Disney Speedstorm

Disney Speedstorm is still a little while away from releasing, but that doesn’t mean that the game is not getting any attention. Every now and then, there are official confirmations of new characters that will be playable in the game’s roster. For example, very recently, it was officially confirmed that Baloo from The Jungle Book will be one of the playable characters in Disney Speedstorm. The game is slated to release later this summer. As for platforms, it has been confirmed that

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Devolver and Ron Gilbert announce Return to Monkey Island

In a move which has surprised and pleased fans, Devolver Digital and Ron Gilbert have announced that Return to Monkey Island is currently in active development. The new game is a sequel to both PC point and click classics, Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, and will arrive later this year. Platforms have not been discussed as of yet by Devolver Digital, but fingers are firmly crossed that a Nintendo Switch version is in the works. You can check out the short

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Game Studios Show Support For Ukraine

Russia openly attacked and invaded Ukraine on February 24 after weeks of mounting tensions between the two countries, with hundreds of Ukrainian citizens reportedly killed by bombings and Russian militia as a result. As the world watches this historical and terrifying event unfold, efforts have begun to aid civilians and organizations on the ground floor and those displaced, like the Ukrainian Red Cross. Many of these efforts have come from studios within the video game industry,

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove has almost sold 3 million units

The talented team at Yacht Club Games have confirmed that they are nearly at the three million units sold mark for the excellent Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove collection. The company shared this milestone on Twitter yesterday evening along with updated sales for each of the Shovel Knight spin-offs. Check out the updated sales figures for the Shovel Knight franchise as of 1st April 2022, below. Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon – over 35K units sold Cyber Shadow – 85K units sold though t

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Judge ‘Prepared To Approve’ Activision Blizzard $18 Million Settlement In One Of Its Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Activision Blizzard, the publisher-studio giant behind franchises like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, is set to bring an end to one of the multiple lawsuits filed against it with an $18 million settlement.  It must be approved by the courts first, of course, and according to The Washington Post, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer is “prepared to approve” Activision Blizzard’s $18 million settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against it by the U.S.

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Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 coming to Switch

NIS Classic Volume is heading to the Nintendo Switch and Steam this autumn. The delightful collection contains remastered versions of La Pucelle: Ragnarok / Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, which should excite fans. A firm release date for the Nintendo Switch has yet to be announced by NIS America. However, pre-orders have started online for the Limited Edition which costs for $99.99. The Limited Edition contains a copy of the game, hardcover art book, two-disc original soundtrack, La Pu

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E3 2022 has been canceled

News has emerged this evening that the annual E3 event has been cancelled this year and that’s both the physical event and also the digital event. It shouldn’t come as much of a loss as the major gaming companies generally hold their own digital event and that’s unlikely to change this year. E3 will be back in 2023 and the organisers are apparently planning for a big comeback. It’s unclear if Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will hold their own annual events in June this year or if

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie Review – Full Speed Ahead

When Sonic the Hedgehog 2 launched on Sega Genesis in 1992, it took the foundation laid with the Blue Blur's debut entry and expanded it in myriad ways. In the 16-bit sequel, Sonic had new moves and a two-tailed fox friend to aid him, but with those upgrades came more significant threats from the evil Dr. Robotnik. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Genesis was immediately regarded as a definite upgrade over the already strong first entry in the series. Similarly, Paramount's Sonic the

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Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition won’t allow you to switch between original and refined soundtrack

The official Square Enix website originally told fans that the forthcoming Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition would allow players to switch between the original and the newly remastered  soundtracks  while playing, however this isn’t the case. The Japanese company said today that the original feature was published on their official website in error and only the new refined music in Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition can be played. Here’s an updated list of new

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Former Nintendo Minute co-host thinks Nintendo should reconsider Switch Online service offerings

Former Nintendo Minute co-host Kit has spoken candidly about his thoughts on Nintendo’s offerings in the Nintendo Switch Online service. While he admits he has enjoyed revisiting some of the classic game the subscription offers, he makes a valid point that younger fans aren’t really interested in checking out games such as Ice Hockey on the NES app in 2022. There’s so many great games available these days including free-to-play games, plus there’s plenty of cheap delightful ind

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Game Theory Reveals Gaming Coffee Table

Dedicated tabletop gaming tables have been gaining steam for some time now, offering custom solutions for players who want a more nuanced solution for where to play out RPG or board game nights. Game Theory Tables is one of the recognized players in the category, thanks largely to the success of its customizable Origins table. Today, the team is launching a new crowdfunding drive for that table and a recently announced new coffee table format of a similar design, alongside a substantial discou

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Weekend Warrior: Pet Edition – Say Hello To Our Furry Family

Just like the last handful of weeks, this was another big one for great new games to play. Today specifically marks the releases of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, all of which we have reviewed (click the respective game title to read our write-ups for each). Despite having this glut of new adventures to embark on, this edition of Weekend Warrior features a fur-full twist. Below you can find a mix of what the GI staff is up to over

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UK charts: Mario is the third biggest gaming franchise

Chart data firm GfK has published the thirty biggest gaming franchises in the United Kingdom which is the biggest video games market in Europe. Nintendo’s iconic Mario is the third biggest video game franchise after FIFA and Call of Duty. Other big games in the top ten include Rockstar Games acclaimed, Grand Theft Auto series, and also The Pokemon Company’s Pokemon games with the mainline games developed by Game Freak. You can view the top thirty best-sellers in the chart below.

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Sega And General Mills Team Up For Sonic The Hedgehog Cereal

Ahead of next week's anticipated release of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in theaters, Sega and General Mills have announced a partnership to bring the spikey blue hedgehog to breakfast nooks nationwide. General Mills will be releasing two Sonic branded food products, with the obligatory breakfast cereal taking center stage. Featuring honey-flavored rings with spin dash and chaos emerald marshmallows, this cereal is going all out on representing Sega's mascot. There's also a "fun back-of-the-box

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UK: Kirby and The Forgotten Land No.1 and already fifth best-selling Kirby game of all time

The latest UK boxed video game software charts have come through for the week ending 26th March and there’s a new No.1 this week which is Kirby and the Forgotten Land for the Nintendo Switch family of systems. The latest Kirby game has had the franchises biggest launch yet and the game is already the fifth best-selling Kirby game thus far. Kirby and the Forgotten Land has shifted 2.5 times the number of copies in its first week than the last game which was Kirby Star Allies, also on N

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Activision Blizzard Hit By New Lawsuit From Employee Alleging Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

Activision Blizzard, which is already embroiled in multiple lawsuits from former and current employees detailing sexual harassment, discrimination against women and other marginalized groups, and more, has been hit with another lawsuit.  This news comes by way of Bloomberg, which reports that the company behind franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft had a lawsuit filed against it Wednesday by a current employee who alleges rampant sexism amongst other things. The su

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Amazon has launched a Pokémon T-Shirt Club subscription service

It may be an understatement to say that, out of all of the IPs that Nintendo is known for, the Pokemon franchise gets the most attention. There is not a week that goes by where you don’t hear about something about an upcoming game, the anime cartoon, an upcoming movie, or even some merchandise. This is no exception, but what may surprise you is that it came without any announcements. It was discovered by PokeJungle that Amazon quietly launched a subscription service for a Pokemon T-Sh

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Nintendo has released a statement on the Wii and DSi eShops being down

People have incredibly unrealistic expectations when it comes to this stuff. Everything you described takes a lot of time, money, and effort, for multiple different reasons. It’s not as simple as something like netflix, since in that case everything is just streaming to a TV/PC (which also a bad example because they take stuff off the service all the time). Each shop (WiiWare, DSiWare, WiiU Eshop, and 3DS eshop) all run games tailored to each of their hardware. You can’t just “plop” wii

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The Wii And DSi eShops have apparently been down since 16th March

Concern is starting to spark for users of the Wii and the Nintendo DSi eShops as they’ve both been down for days and the issue has not been addressed by Nintendo themselves. This has led to worry from some owners of the platforms that they will be unable to re-download any classic games for their respective systems in turn locking away a lot of digital content that people own. The Wii and the Nintendo DSi eShops have apparently been down since Wednesday, 16th March. Nintendo hasn’t

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Inscryption’s Free Kaycee’s Mod Roguelike Expansion Is Complete And Available Now

Last December, creator Daniel Mullens announced the beta for a mini-expansion to his acclaimed deck builder Inscryption called Kaycee’s Mod. The mode would allow players to indefinitely replay the game’s cabin section in a roguelike fashion but accessing it required players to (intentionally) jump through some hoops. After months of tweaking, Kaycee’s Mod is complete and readily available.  Now that Kaycee’s Mod is fully unlocked, players will receive it via a free update on Steam, a

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UK charts: Gran Turismo 7 remains No.1 this week

The latest UK boxed-video game software charts have come though and there’s no change at the top for Gran Turismo 7 for the week ending 19th March. All eyes were on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe this week as the entertaining Booster Course Pass launched on Friday with two new Cups. However, the game fell out of the top ten to No.11. Digital sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe could have risen, but Nintendo doesn’t reveal digital sales data, so we won’t know. Here’s the latest physical UK charts

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Hogwarts Legacy Community Manager says no micro transactions in game

Chandler Wood, the Community Manager at Hogwarts Legacy developer, Avalanche Studios Group, has confirmed on Twitter that there will be no micro transactions present in the exciting new game. Sony held a special State of Play reveal for Hogwarts Legacy and it certainly looks more-than-promising for fans of the lucrative Harry Potter series. Gamers on Twitter questioned whether the Warner Bros Games published title would be riddled with microtractions, so props to Mr. Wood for confirming

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Hogwarts Legacy will be coming to Nintendo Switch this fall

In a surprise announcement Warner Bros Games have announced that the visually stunning Hogwarts Legacy game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems this winter. Despite some naysayers the game will be getting a physical edition on the platform, which discredits a Cloud Version of the game on the platform, thank goodness. Hogwarts Legacy for the Nintendo Switch is likely to be developed by a separate team of developers than the PS5 and Xbox Series versions of the game, bu

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Dataminers discover new DLC tracks coming in future waves in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The first wave of new courses are live in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the paid Booster Course Pass available now. Dataminers have been on the case since the 2.0.0 update went live yesterday afternoon and have discovered some of the other courses which will come in later waves within the game files. These tracks have not been confirmed by Nintendo, but it seems likely that they will be coming. The tracks include quite a few from Nintendo’s free to play mobile game Mario Kart Tour, w

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Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Reveal Set For State Of Play This Week

Hogwarts Legacy, the mysterious and long-awaited RPG set in the Harry Potter universe, will finally get its first gameplay showing in a new State of Play airing this week.  PlayStation tweeted the news this morning stating that the presentation airs Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. There’s no word on how long it will be, but the tweet refers to it as an “extended look,” so that hopefully means we’re in for a deep dive on everything Hogwarts Legacy entails. Hogwart

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2.0.0 update available now

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has finally received the new 2.0.0 update which will eventually allow you access to the first wave of the new downloadable courses via the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass. The Booster Course Pass first wave of tracks will officially release on Friday, 18th March. It can be purchased for £22.49 on the eShop and is added as an additional benefit for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass members who can download the waves for free as part of their subscript

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Reminder: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass is out Friday

Take a nostalgic ride through Mario Kart history with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, and race for the finish line across a total of 48 remastered courses. In this paid DLC, eight courses will be released at a time over six waves by the end of 2023. All can be played locally or online, with the first wave launching Friday 18th March.  The first wave includes the Golden Dash Cup and the Lucky Cat Cup, where players will be able to zoom up escalators and through storefront

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Mythical Pokemon coming to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The Pokémon Company shared today that a new update is coming to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Players will be able to befriend Darkrai and by playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus fans will be able to encounter Arceus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Encountering Arceus: To encounter Arceus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, players must update their game to version 1.3.0* and have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save

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Reggie left GameStop directors because they refused to say how they would turn things around

The former head of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, has told an audience at South by Southwest why he decided to step down from GameStop’s board of directors. Reggie says that the company wouldn’t explain to him how they would turn around their ailing retail business. Because of that he couldn’t continue work alongside them and he also said that GameStop leadership rebuffed his ideas. Reggie stepped down from the board of directors after serving barely a year with GameStop.

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Exploring The Full History Of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy | Video Gameography

After tackling Metroid in season 1 and then Halo in season 2, Game Informer's Video Gameography podcast turns its gaze to one of Sony's biggest properties: Uncharted. Season 3 officially comes to a close with our discussion of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.  Released August 22, 2017 – less than a year after Uncharted 4 – Lost Legacy puts Chloe Frazer in the starring role for the first time. She's not alone, however; former antagonist Nadine Ross partners with her, leading to an odd-coup

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Forspoken Cover Reveal And Elden Ring Launch Reactions | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our Forspoken cover reveal, sharing exclusive details on Square Enix's upcoming action RPG. During The Playlist, we share stories from our time playing Elden Ring and Assassin's Creed Valhalla's latest DLC called Dawn of Ragnarok. This is a really fun episode with lots of jokes and great energy. You're in for a treat! Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kimberley Wallace (@Kstar1785

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CyberConnect2 donating 7-day total sales of Fuga: Melodies of Steel to charity

In light of current global affairs, game company CyberConnect2 will donate all proceeds from sales made on Fuga: Melodies of Steel over a 7-day period to children in need. For those of us who develop games that people all over the world can enjoy, the situation currently unfolding globally is by no means something to be taken lightly. We sincerely hope that this donation will help in bringing smiles to the many children who are currently suffering. Message from CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Mats

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Sonic Movie 2 “Pre-quill” comic will feature story spearheaded by actor Jim Carrey

New information has emerged regarding the Sonic 2 Movie “Pre-quill” comic, which as the name suggest is a prequel to the events which will happen in the second Sonic Movie, which is due for worldwide release next month. The man behind the comic is writer Keil Phegley, who has revealed that the comic will feature 40 pages with five different stories. Actor Jim Carrey, who plays Dr Robotnik in the original Sonic Movie and Sonic Movie 2, will be spearheading a Robotnik-centred one. T

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Game Studios Show Support For Ukraine

Russia openly attacked and invaded Ukraine on February 24 after weeks of mounting tensions between the two countries, with hundreds of Ukrainian citizens reportedly killed by bombings and Russian militia as a result. As the world watches this historical and terrifying event unfold, efforts have begun to aid civilians and organizations on the ground floor and those displaced, like the Ukrainian Red Cross. Many of these efforts have come from studios within the video game industry,

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Japan: Pokemon Journeys animation getting a one hour special next month

The lovely animated series, Pokemon Journeys, will be getting a special one hour episode in April as a part of the immensely popular franchise’s 25th Anniversary. The one hour special, which will air on 1st April, will feature two episodes, the first is called “[Ash and Clemont]! Friendship Super Special Training!” and the second is titled “[Ultra Class!] Vs Kalos Elite Four [Drasna]!” Here’s what we know so far: “The special event will feature Ash heading to Lumiose City

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Eight More Women Add Accounts of Sexism At PlayStation To Class-Action Lawsuit

Eight more women, some current and some former employees, have added their accounts of sexism experienced at Sony PlayStation to a proposed class-action lawsuit.  This news comes by way of Axios, which reports that these eight claims will be added to the claims of former Sony IT security analyst Emma Majo. She filed a lawsuit against the company last year, alleging that “Sony discriminated against female employees, including those who are female and those who identify as fema

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IGN lists the top ten open world games

Popular online gaming destination IGN has published what they deem to be the top ten best open world games so far. IGN”s list will provide an entertaining source of debate for weeks to come as not everyone will agree on the placements of certain games, or even the inclusion of some games. IGN says that the list was comprised by a number of internal staff and they looked at which games offered the best freedom, challenges, story and characters. You can view IGN’s staff choices below.

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Square Enix Puts Extensive Soundtrack Library On YouTube Music

Square Enix has created a new YouTube channel specifically for soundtracks and other music from various games and projects the company is known for.  Brought to our attention by the reporting of Video Games Chronicle , the Japanese game publisher created a YouTube channel called Square Enix Music. The company is hosting several playlists featuring the soundtracks of many of its RPG series and games. Want to listen to the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack? It's there! In the mood for tunes from

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle R Brings More JoJos To The Party

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The Batman, Gotham Knights, And Nearly A Dozen Books Your Should Read | From Panel To Podcast

This week's episode is hitting a little later than usual. The reason? Our local comic shops in Minnesota didn't get any Marvel comic books last week. We felt the show would be a little light without them, so we held off until we could get our hands on those books. The wait was worth it: The first issue of Strange is an absolute delight and a fantastic direction for the Sorcerer Supreme to go in. Most of this episode is dedicated to new comic book releases that hit this week and last. We also d

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US NPD February 2022: Switch best-selling hardware, Xbox Series No.2, PS5 No.3

United States sales tracker, The NPD Group, has released the video games software and hardware sales data for the month of February. The Nintendo Switch family of systems were the best-selling in terms of dollar sales and units sold. The Switch was followed by the Xbox Series X|S consoles and Sony’s PlayStation 5, both of which are continuing to suffer from shortages. The acclaimed Elden Ring proved to be the best-selling game in February and it is also the best-selling game of 2022 s

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Japan: Triangle Strategy No.1 and Switch family sells 96,952 units this week

The latest Japanese boxed-video game software and hardware charts have come through from Famitsu. There’s yet another new No.1 this week and it’s Square Enix’s Nintendo Switch exclusive, Triangle Strategy, which is followed by the latest Gran Turismo game, Gran Turismso 7, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The best-selling video game hardware this week is once again the Nintendo Switch family of systems which sold an additional 96,952 units. Here’s the best-selling games and

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Forspoken Shows Off Fantasy Enchantment In New Trailer

Are you ready to explore a mysterious fantasy world with magic, mayhem, and lightning-fast action? That's the question a new Forspoken trailer asks players! Featured today in a PlayStation State of Play, the new trailer showcases a ton of action segments, showing off a wide variety of environments, spells, and enemies. Frey must survive against the impossible odds in the lands of Athia, but she'll have plenty of abilities to fight back with. Check out the entire trailer right here: Of particul

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Gunvolt Chronicles gets DLC boss Kurona from Gal Gun: Double Peace 

Inti Creates has announced that Kurona from Gal Gun: Double Peace will be coming to Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 as a downloadable content boss character. Kurona will be available in Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 starting 24th March. She will cost an additional $3.99. You can check her out in action in the trailer in the tweet below. Related Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores The latest edition of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu is now w

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New set of Super Mario Odyssey profile icons available for Nintendo Switch Online members

Nintendo announced a new initiative for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers which is customisable profile icons featuring more Nintendo characters and franchises than the default set. You can use any of your spare Platinum Points to create your new icons and it is a nice touch. Today, Nintendo has updated the profile icons with a new set of Super Mario Odyssey icons which are priced up at 10 Platinum Points each. To access these all you need to do is simply go to the Nintendo Switch Onlin

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Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi Makes Triumphant Return In New Disney Plus Series Trailer

We’ve been talking about Obi-Wan standalone projects since 2017. And while news surfaced of a TV show dedicated to the wizened Force master, we haven’t seen widely-loved Ewan McGregor don his ceremonial Jedi garb since Episode III (or The Force Awakens and Rise of Skywalker if you’re counting his voiceover work). So, it’s only fitting that Ben Kenobi makes his triumphant return in a new Disney+ trailer amplified by some of the franchise’s most haunting, goosebump-induci

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Game Studios Show Support For Ukraine

Russia openly attacked and invaded Ukraine on February 24 after weeks of mounting tensions between the two countries, with hundreds of Ukrainian citizens reportedly killed by bombings and Russian militia as a result. As the world watches this historical and terrifying event unfold, efforts have begun to aid civilians and organizations on the ground floor and those displaced, like the Ukrainian Red Cross. Many of these efforts have come from studios within the video game industry,

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Exploring The Full History Of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End | Video Gameography

After tackling Metroid in season 1 and then Halo in season 2, Game Informer's Video Gameography podcast turns its gaze to one of Sony's biggest properties: Uncharted. This week we're bidding farewell to Nathan Drake by discussing his final adventure in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Released on May 10, 2016, Uncharted 4 was a shake-up for the series in more ways than one. Amy Henning, the franchises' primary creative mind, departed Naughty Dog during the game's development, leaving The Last

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Pokemon TCG news: Sword & Shield Astral Radiance coming in May

The Pokémon Company International today revealed Sword Shield—Astral Radiance, the next expansion for the hit Pokémon Trading Card Game. Inspired by Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Sword Shield—Astral Radiance will include various Hisuian Pokémon and card art showcasing the Hisui region. In addition, Trainers can look forward to the introduction of Radiant Pokémon, a new gameplay mechanic featuring Shiny Pokémon with a powerful Ability or attack. Noteworthy cards from the expansi

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WWE 2K22 | New Gameplay Today Live

Are you ready? WWE 2K22 launches Friday and we’ll be stepping into the ring to show off everything it entails on the Game Informer Twitch channel at 2 p.m. Central. I’m currently reviewing 2K22 and will be playing it on stream while answering your questions. For two hours, I’ll be joined by fellow wrestling enthusiast John Carson as we play some exhibition matches, show off some superstars and entrances, take a peek at Showcase and MyRise, and maybe even create a custom wrestler. 

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Chex Quest HD is coming to Switch next week

Chex Quest, the classic non-violent first person shooter based on the DOOM engine, is heading to the Nintendo Switch next Friday, 11th March as an HD remake. It will be available via the Nintendo Switch eShop and will only cost $5.99. Here’s all the detail about Chex Quest HD via the North American eShop. “Travel to the remote planet of Bazoik to free galactic citizens from the evil cereal-eating Flemoids! Chex Quest HD is a modern, multiplayer remake of the classic 1996 FPS adverg

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Japan: Latest Famitsu most wanted charts

The latest Famitsu readers most wanted charts are now in for the period of 17th February and 22nd February. This week sees the return of the PlayStation 5 exclusive Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy XVI return to the top spot knocking The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 down to fourth place. All together there are eight Nintendo Switch games in the top ten which is sure to encourage the Kyoto-based company. Here’s the top ten Famitsu readers most wanted video games: [PS5] Final

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US: Nintendo Download for 3rd March 2022

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch TRIANGLE STRATEGY  – Recruit over 20 playable characters with distinct skills, and command your party as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions – Utility, Morality, Liberty – which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. Whe

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Printable alternative Triangle Strategy box-art cover available on My Nintendo

Triangle Strategy is now finally available on the Nintendo Switch at retail and on the eShop and our review will be on the site next week. To those of you who have purchased the game you may be interested to know that you can get a reversible and printable alternative cover-art for the strategy title from Square Enix on the My Nintendo site and it is redeemable for 30 Platinum Points. You can check out the alternative cover-art in the image below. Source Related Square

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New Missions And Rewards Feature Arrives On Nintendo Switch

A recent update to the Nintendo Switch has brought a new feature called Missions and Rewards. While not quite achievements, these little tasks encourage Switch owners to use and explore the Switch Online service. With the update now available, anyone subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online has access to Missions and Rewards. This feature adds tasks that, when completed, will shell out a handful of My Nintendo Platinum Points upon completion. Missions to complete include backing

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Crunchyroll Absorbs Funimation's Anime Library Moving Forward

After purchasing the anime streaming service, Crunchyroll, last year, Sony Pictures Entertainment is shifting its other anime-focused service, Funimation, and all of its content under the Crunchyroll banner. Effective immediately, Crunchyroll is now the home to an even more massive library of anime titles including many English dubs that previously were produced by and presented by Funimation. A full list can be found on the Crunchyroll site, but here are some of the shows now a

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Spidersaurs is coming to multiple platforms, including the Switch, in Q2 2022

WayForward‘s Nintendo Switch library has been growing steadily ever since the console released 5 years ago. And there’s about to be yet another game from the company that will be coming to Nintendo’s console later this year. Spidersaurs is going to be coming to “Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC” in Q2 2022. Spidersaurs is an “original co-op run-‘n’-gun shooter” that originally released on Apple Arcade in 2019. According to WayForward, this mo

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Back 4 Blood’s Tunnels Of Terror Expansion Arrives April 12

Have you survived the zombie hordes and now you’re looking for some new challenges? The upcoming Back 4 Blood expansion, Tunnels of Terror, comes with some fearsome fare that even the most seasoned survivors will have to adapt to. In a tweet today, Back 4 Blood laid out a bit of the new content scheduled to arrive on April 12. The update includes two new cleaners, Sharice and Heng, and three kinds of warped ridden to face-off against. Yes, that’s a fire axe that Sharice is wielding, so t

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Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary orchestra announced and streaming 7th March

Capcom has confirmed the company’s plans for the 20th anniversary of the beloved Ace Attorney gaming series. Celebrations will kick off on Monday, 7th March with a special orchestral performance which will be live streamed worldwide and will feature all your favourite songs from the long-running series. Fingers will also be crossed for news on the seventh game in the Ace Attorney series, but we shall have to wait and see what transpires on that front. Related Capcom cele

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl: Mythical Shaymin Mystery Gift Available Today

If you were looking to add the mythical Pokémon Shaymin to your party or your Pokédex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, today’s your lucky day.  That’s because Shaymin will soon be available to catch in the remakes later today as a Mystery Gift event. Announced during today’s Pokémon Day stream, which also saw the reveal of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet alongside the Daybreak Update for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Shaymin hits the game via something cal

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Pokemon Masters EX celebrates 2.5 years with Sync Pair + Gem giveaway

Today, DeNA Co announced that in celebration of the 2.5-Year anniversary of Pokémon Masters EX, players can look forward to one of the game’s biggest giveaways to-date, letting players add up to 100 sync pairs to their teams just by logging in to the game. Players that log-in to the game from now until March 16 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time will obtain a 10-Pair Scout Ticket, which can be exchanged for 10 sync pair scouts. Additionally, olayers who log-in to the game for 14 days until March 1

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Virtual Boy F-Zero Spinoff That Never Released ‘Was Done,' According To Former Nintendo Producer

A Virtual Boy F-Zero spinoff game called Zero Racers “was done,” according to a former Nintendo Producer.  However, as anyone who’s ever looked into the history of this spinoff knows, Zero Racers (sometimes known as G-Racers), was never released. This likely had less to do with the game and more to do with the Virtual Boy’s commercial failure. Yes, the Virtual Boy has garnered a fanbase over the past few decades, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t a success. That la

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Pokemon Presents presentation roundup for 27th February

Today, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, new video games coming to the blockbuster series that first captivated fans with the Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games 26 years ago. The announcement was made during a special Pokémon Presents video presentation streamed online to fans around the world on Pokémon Day, the annual fan-focused, pop-culture holiday celebrating the launch of the original Pokémon games on February 27, 1996. Pokémon Scarlet an

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Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet announced for Switch, launching late 2022

The Pokemon Presents presentation ended with some news that many Pokemon fans will be happy about, Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet have been announced for the Nintendo Switch console. Both games will release simultaneously later this year. Details are light, but it’s being developed by Gamefreak and the style of gameplay is akin to Pokemon Legends Arceus – go ahead and enjoy the announcement trailer below: Related Pokemon Presents presentation roundup for 27th Febru

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Bioware Says Dragon Age 4 Is In The Middle Of Full Production

Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: BioWare Last month, Bioware shared a blog post updating fans on the status of the studio while promising a future update on the next Dragon Age title. Today, a new post makes good on that promise by giving fans a better idea of where it is on the development pipeline and the designers leading the project. According to Bioware GM Gary McKay, the un

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A Plague Tale: Requiem Gets A Fancy (And Rat-Free) Collector’s Edition

A Plague Tale: Requiem doesn’t have a release date yet, but that hasn’t stopped publisher Focus Entertainment from unveiling a rather cool Collector’s Edition. The centerpiece of this bundle, pictured above, is a resin statue of protagonists Amicia and Hugo. Standing 8.3 inches tall, Amicia takes aim with her new crossbow.  The bundle also includes the following items (none of which are supernatural rats, thankfully): A Plague Tale: Requiem game with store-exclusive cover art Colle

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Here’s the starters for Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet

The 14-minute Pokemon Presents presentation has come to an end and the last piece of news that was shared was the announcement of the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet games that are headed to Nintendo Switch later this year. Developed in the same style as the popular Legends Areceus title, where the classic formula was turned on its head, you’ll be choosing from three starter Pokemon and we got a glimpse at the choices today with the announcement. Check them out below – who will

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Dawn Of The Monsters | New Gameplay Today

Look out, monsters are attacking the city! Except it’s you! If the idea of stomping through cities as massive kaiju or giant robots gets your blood pumping, then the upcoming Dawn of the Monsters may be up your alley. The 2D beat 'em up by 13AM Games and Wayforward lets up to two players assume the gargantuan roles of monsters and mechs to lay the smackdown on equally titanic adversaries. You're more than just a lumbering brute, as you can outfit these beasts with various mods and ab

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Grand Theft Auto Trilogy for Nintendo Switch updated to Version 1.06, impressions seem positive

Rockstar Games tweeted yesterday that they have been working hard on patches for the poorly received Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – Definitive Edition and that the fixes would be deployed next week. However, late last night it emerged that the Nintendo Switch version of Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – Definitive Edition was updated to Version 1.06. Users on various message boards and social media have been testing out the latest patch and it seems to be mostly positives from those who have

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The Steam Deck Review

Valve’s long-awaited Steam Deck is finally here, offering up a portable gaming solution with broad appeal. The nature of that appeal is quite different depending on your perspective. Some primarily console-focused gamers may find a low-cost entry into at least part of the PC gaming experience. For more dedicated PC players, it provides a chance to take what may already be an extensive Steam library on the go – albeit with only specific titles optimized right now. Either way,

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Niantic reveals their Pokemon GO roadmap for 2022

Niantic and The Pokemon Company have continuously provided software updates for Pokemon GO since it launched, but if you are wondering what’s next for the iOS and Android game this year then Niantic has published a guide of what they are looking to accomplish. Niantic’s core aspirations for Pokemon GO have always centred around real-world social interaction, exercise, and exploration. While they admit it has been difficult to build upon each during the two year pandemic, they are committe

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Matching All 45 U.S. Presidents To All 45 Chrono Cross Party Members

The United States of America has had 45 presidents. Chrono Cross has 45 characters you can recruit as party members. Despite existing in different realities, our commanders-in-chief share some staggering similarities with the denizens of the classic PlayStation RPG – including their hobbies, mannerisms, and physical appearances. But which pairings work the best? We don’t need to keep explaining how this works; you’re probably sick of seeing “Which president approximately equ

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Midnight will be the next DLC character for My Hero One’s Justice 2

by ssf1991 February 24, 2022 February 24, 2022 It has now been roughly 2 years since publisher Bandai Namco and developer Byking released My Hero One’s Justice 2 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam. Ever since the game’s release, there have been a lot of DLC characters that have been added to the game’s roster. Well, the roster is about to get even larger. Bandai Namco and Byking have announced that Midnight will be coming to the game as downloadable content.

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The Definitive Interview With Mortal Kombat's Ed Boon

This interview was conducted by Andrew Reiner and Suriel Vazquez, and transcribed by Michael Leri. It was originally published on December 1, 2016. Ed Boon has likely been making video games longer than you’ve been alive. Years before he became the steward of the Mortal Kombat franchise, Boon was programming pinball and arcade games for companies that no longer exist. But despite his over 30-year history in the i

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Japan: Latest Famitsu most wanted video games

The latest edition of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu have arrived and contained within it is the latest Famitsu readers most wanted video games list. For the first time in a long time, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 has toppled the upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive Final Fantasy XVI for Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. Also in a rather surprising move, Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin’s, soon to be released epic, Elden Ring, is fairly far down this week’s Famits

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Inside The Nintendo Power Hotline

Kyle Hudson didn’t know what Nintendo was. But it was 1988, he was just back from boot camp, and he needed a job. His friend, Jeff Palmer, suggested they both go work for Nintendo. Palmer’s cousin Cliff worked there as a gameplay counselor; he got paid to play video games all day. Hudson and Palmer could do that, too, the latter said. “Jeff sold it to me like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna sit in a cubicle and play games all day and answer phone calls,’” Hudson recalls. “A

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Wonder Boy Collection announced for Nintendo Switch

ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games have today officially announced that they have been working on the Wonder Boy Collection. The newly announced collection will include four Wonder Boy games which are as follows; Wonder Boy (1986), Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1987), Wonder Boy in Monster World (1991), and Monster World IV (1994) and it will be available as both a physical release and a digital release via the Nintendo eShop. You can watch the trailer for the Wonder Boy Collectio

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This Statue Of Destiny 2's Savathûn Can Terrorize Your Living Room

Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion, The Witch Queen, doesn’t launch until tomorrow but you can have the titular villain orchestrate intricate schemes your own home with this grotesque statue of Savathûn. Manufactured by Numskull Designs, who has previously crafted Destiny statues of Eris Morn, Cayde-6, and others, this collectible version of the Sister of Shapes stands 11.5 inches tall and sports an equally imposing wingspan of 26 inches. The intricately detailed and hand-painted Savat

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Nightdive Studios up for remastering Eternal Darkness though no luck with Nintendo

by Sickr February 21, 2022 February 21, 2022 Nightdive Studios, who are an accomplished development studio with a history of porting games, says that they contacted Nintendo in the past about bringing some of their acclaimed older titles up to date. However, Nightdive’s CEO, Stephen Kick, has said that Koyto-based company has been very hesitant about other studios working on their intellectual properties. Mr. Kick also mentioned on Twitter that the No.1 game that he would love th

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Horizon Forbidden West | GI Live

Today, the long-anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn hits PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, and to celebrate, we're going to stream the early hours of the game. Join associate editor John Carson (AKA the King of Late Night) on Twitch at 2:30 p.m. Central as he jumps into the post-post-apocalyptic world of Horizon Forbidden West. You're missing out! Normally this is where something cool would show. Your browser is blocking third-party cookies so we're unable to display this content.

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Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

The latest issue of Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu is now with subscribers and the big review in Issue 1734 is Dying Light 2: Stay Human. The zombie survival game is now available on the Nintendo Switch, but you should be made aware that it is the Cloud Version, so you will need a reliant internet connection to play. One of the reviewers at Famitsu awarded the new Dying Light game on PlayStation and Xbox consoles a 9/10 and the other three reviewers awarded the game an 8/10, giving the g

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Halo Showrunner Confirms We Will See Master Chief's Face

Halo premieres on Paramount+ next month, and its showrunners have already answered one of the series’ biggest questions: yes, you will see Master Chief’s face for the first time. IGN’s Ryan McCaffery interviewed Halo’s cast and creators and when he popped the million-dollar question, the show's executive producer and 343 Industries Head of Transmedia Kiki Wolfkill confirmed Chief's face will be shown. She explains it as a storytelling necessity by saying, “We set out

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UK charts: Horizon Forbidden West pushes Pokemon Legends Arceus to No.2

The latest boxed UK video game charts have come through and there’s a new No.1 this week knocking the popular Pokemon Legends: Arceus from the all-important No.1 spot. Horizon: Forbidden West for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 is now the second biggest PS5 launch so far. However, despite the arrival of Horizon: Forbidden West, Pokemon Legends: Arceus remains the  fastest-selling game of the year so far. Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending 19th February. Last Week This

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