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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Mar 16, 2018 - 7:10 AM - by Jetherik

Another glorious weekend of sunshine here - so the conundrum becomes - go outside or stay inside to play? Or Both?

What are you playing this weekend?
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The Avengers Infinity War Trailer is Here!
Mar 16, 2018 - 7:07 AM - by Evil Avatar
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The Crew 2 Release Date Announced
Mar 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM - by Emabulator

Ubisoft has announced that The Crew 2 will be released on June 29th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Game Informer has the story.

Ubisoft has announced that The Crew 2 is releasing on June 29 with a special Collector's Edition.

The collector's edition, dubbed the Motor Edition, nets you the game three days early for people who just can't wait. The Motor Edition comes with The Crew 2 Gold Edition (which comes with the season pass), The Motorsports Deluxe Pack with in-game outfits and vehicles, a customized The Crew 2 license plate, a steelbook case, the official roadmap, and four stickers. The Motor Edition will run you $109.99.

The Crew sequel was revealed by Ubisoft just last year with a wider focus on different kinds of vehicles, like planes and boats, and telling a story more focused on gaining popularity through driving.
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Gamer's Shopping Guide - March 15-21: #PS4 #Nintendo #XboxOne #Nvidia #FarCry5
Mar 15, 2018 - 11:44 AM - by Emabulator

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Save Humanity from Extinction in Genesis: Alpha One
Mar 15, 2018 - 7:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Genesis: Alpha One is a revolutionary mix of roguelike, FPS, base building and survival that puts you in the role of an interstellar pioneer.

As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission: find new homes for humanity’s DNA and save the species from extinction. To do this you will need to build and manage your spaceship, discover planets and harvest resources from them, clone new crew members, and create new lifeforms to populate new worlds… and of course defend yourself from terrifying alien infestations on your ship! Nobody said saving humanity would be easy.

We are really excited to share with you today that while exploring the universe you will not be confined to the starship that you call home, but will be able to take your harvester down to planets that you discover on your travels.

When you touch down on these previously undiscovered planets your trusty crew of clones will set about mining for resources that you need to expand your ship. You can either help them out or explore for artifacts, new weapons, blueprints and transmissions all of which will help you in your quest. You may also have to defend yourself and your crew from any hostile alien life forms that populate the planet. Be careful not to take back any unwanted passengers back to your starship!

We would love to hear what you think about Genesis, and we look forward to showing you more about the game between now and launch later this year!
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Soul Calibur VI Adds Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher Series
Mar 15, 2018 - 7:26 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Soulcalibur VI Welcomes Geralt of Rivia as Guest Character

Bandai Namco Entertainment and creators of The Witcher games series CD Projekt RED, announce Geralt of Rivia will be joining the playable character roster of the long-waited weapon-based 3D fighting game Soulcalibur VI.

Geralt was trained at the elite School of the Wolf and is considered one of the deadliest monster slayers. He possesses superhuman reflexes and strength, as well as superior sword fighting skills. Players who choose to fight as Geralt will utilise The Witcher’s signature fighting style with a combination of swordplay, ability-enhancing potions, and combat magic. Doug Cockle, the English voice of Geralt of Rivia, returns in Soulcalibur VI to reprise the role. Gamers will also be able to fight in Kaer Morhen, home keep of the School of the Wolf. Accompanying players in battle will be “Hunt or be Hunted”, an iconic composition from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soundtrack.

“Soulcalibur is well known in the fighting games genre for including iconic guest characters. When we were approached with the idea of doing a crossover, we thought our community would really enjoy playing as the witcher,” said Marcin Momot, Community Lead at CD Projekt RED. “We’ve collaborated with Bandai Namco artists to faithfully recreate Geralt, and shared original Witcher 3 assets like Geralt’s model, animations, and weapons. I think Bandai Namco did an outstanding job of capturing all the details and introducing The Witcher to Soulcalibur in a way fans of both series will enjoy,” added Marcin Momot.

“All Soulcalibur characters have strong convictions and complex backgrounds and this is why it is a great honor for the whole Soulcalibur team to welcome Geralt as the guest character in Soulcalibur VI.” Said Soulcalibur producer, Motohiro Okubo. “Thanks to the great cooperation with CD Proket RED, we’ve been able to fully integrate Geralt’s fighting style and appearance. We can’t wait for Soulcalibur fans around the world to welcome Geralt to the stage of History.”

The legendary weapon-based 3D fighting game returns to its roots. Soulcalibur VI has never looked more dynamic or dramatic, intensified with eye-popping graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4. Travel through the signature 16th century stages and experience the struggle for the two legendary swords using a complete roster of returning iconic Soulcalibur characters including Mitsurugi Sophitia, along with Kilik, Nightmare, Ivy and some newcomers!

Soul Calibur VI, featuring Geralt of Rivia and the training grounds of Kaer Morhen stage, will be launched in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC
Mar 15, 2018 - 7:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Will Deliver Lara Croft's Defining Moment

Square Enix today announced Shadow of the Tomb Raider™ will be available in six months for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC/Steam. All platforms will launch simultaneously on September 14, 2018.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be unveiled on April 27, 2018. Fans around the world can visit TombRaider.com for a chance to play the game and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events.
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Sea of Thieves Gameplay Launch Trailer
Mar 15, 2018 - 7:15 AM - by Evil Avatar

Sea of Thieves Gameplay Launch Trailer Revealed!

With just five days to go before players can take to the seas at launch, we're excited to bring you the Sea of Thieves Gameplay Launch Trailer!

After our recent Lowdown on Launch live stream, we guess you may already know Everything There is to Know About Sea Of Thieves? Well, our mothers always told us to keep a bit of mystery about us and so we may have kept a few pirate pieces up our sleeves…

So all aboard the Hype Ship/Party Boat/Woop Sloop as we sail towards March 20th! It's an honour to have you all on board.

Remember, if you're keen to get your hands and hooks on the Black Dog Pack then you'll need to pre-order the game in what little time remains before launch. See you on the seas!
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Fantasy Action RPG Decay of Logos Coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC this Fall
Mar 14, 2018 - 6:07 PM - by Evil Avatar

Rising Star Games and Amplify Creations Enter Into Publishing Partnership to Unleash Fantasy RPG Decay of Logos in Autumn 2018

Videogame publisher Rising Star Games today announced it has entered into a partnership with Portugal-based developer Amplify Creations, to publish the third-person fantasy action-RPG Decay of Logos on digital storefronts across all major gaming formats in autumn 2018.

Decay of Logos is an immersive action role-playing game inspired by the developer’s love and passion for European folklore, high fantasy fiction and archetypal classic third-person action-RPG videogames. The game hails from the imagination of lead game designer and programmer André Constantino and is developed by award-winning independent software organization Amplify Creations.

The game sees players exploring a vast interconnected world, packed with secret locations and items to discover. Adventurers will engage in deadly and punishing combat with other-worldly enemy constructs, and discover a world filled with arcane lore as they unravel the intricacies of the game’s various weapon, armour, inventory and level-up systems and mechanics.

“After many years developing middleware used by thousands of other game developers, our good fortune has allowed us to indulge in a passion project to make the kind of game that excites us as players”, said Diogo Teixeira, producer at Amplify Creations. “Working alongside Rising Star Games has been both a pleasure and an enriching experience that will undoubtedly help us deliver a better product and reach a wider audience.”

“It is an honour to work alongside such a credible and visionary organisation as Amplify Creations, to help bring their incredible imagination to life in Decay of Logos”, said Martin Defries, Managing Director of Rising Star Games. “The game is striking, complex, subtle and beautiful all at once and enriches Rising Star Games’s portfolio of outstanding action games”.

Decay of Logos weaves a tale of a girl and her elk companion, who meet after her village is destroyed by one of the King’s sons. Battered and oblivious of the culprit behind the attack, the girl will not rest until she has her revenge. During her quest she will unveil secrets about the King and his sons, slowly realising that all is not what it seems.

Take a peek behind the curtain at the ongoing development of the game and follow the Amplify Creations team’s development blog at decayoflogos.com.
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GameSpot and IGN's Tomb Raider Movie Reviews
Mar 14, 2018 - 11:21 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot: A Great Video Game Adaptation

The new Tomb Raider is a pretty good action movie and a better than average video game adaptation, with a stunning performance from Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. What really elevates it, though, are a couple of extremely specific story and design decisions that set it apart from all its contemporaries, from Indiana Jones and Uncharted to past Tomb Raider games and movies.

To say exactly where the story goes that makes Tomb Raider so unique would be a spoiler, but let's just say it stays surprisingly grounded.

That's a word you can apply to more or less the whole movie. Much of the action is heightened to unbelievable proportions, though no more so than in the 2013 Tomb Raider game, which was widely praised for its "gritty realism." The movie is a direct adaptation of that game, and it more than does it justice, even surpassing it in many ways.
IGN: More like Tomb Later.

At its best, Tomb Raider is a passable action movie. It has some cool fight scenes and a neat tomb to raid. But this iteration of iconic adventurer Lara Croft misses the mark by reducing her identity to her relationship with her missing father and her physical prowess. This movie may directly lift many elements from the excellent 2013 video game reboot, but it disappointingly chooses not to adapt what made Lara an interesting and deep character.
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The Raven Remastered Has Been Released, New Trailer
Mar 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM - by Emabulator

THQ Nordic has announced that The Raven Remastered has been released for PC/Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Vienna/Austria, Bremen/Germany, March 13th, 2018; The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief, the classic whodunit adventure by KING Art, has been fully remastered and will be released on PC/Mac, PlayStation®4 and across the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X today. The game goes by the name of The Raven Remastered and does not only feature fully remastered animations, lighting and hair in full HD resolution, but also subtitles in French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese for the first time (already available in German, Russian, Polish and Italian).

Good news for owners of the original The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief

Everyone who owns the original version of The Raven on Steam or gog.com will get the new The Raven Remastered free of charge. The game will automatically appear in the owners' libraries today.

About The Raven Remastered

London, 1964. An ancient ruby is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years before?

Constable Anton Jakob Zellner finds himself in the middle of the kind of murder mystery he so far only knew from reading his favourite crime novels. Nothing is what it seems. Everyone has something to hide. And the Raven is always one step ahead...
  • A classic whodunit adventure from KING Art, the creators of the Book of Unwritten Tales-series
  • Experience a thrilling crime story through the eyes of multiple characters
  • Classic murder mystery locations, from a train in the Swiss alps, to a majestic cruise ship and the Cairo Museum
  • High quality voice acting from a compelling cast of quirky characters
  • Fully remastered animations, lighting and hair in full HD resolution
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Extinction's New Story Trailer Packs a Wallop
Mar 14, 2018 - 9:37 AM - by Emabulator

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Legends have told of an elite group of warriors known as Sentinels, the only humans capable of defeating the dreadful giant beasts called Ravenii. Eventually, these legends faded to myth and were only spoken about in children’s fairy tales. As time went on, people no longer warred against monsters but instead turned to battling one another.

Now the unthinkable has occurred: the Ravenii have returned to this land through strange, arcane portals, with bloodthirsty new allies trailing in their wake. Avil, the last of the ancient order – and the hero you will play – must use everything in his arsenal to slow the oncoming storm and rescue as many people as possible in the land of Dolorum.

Dolorum is besieged on all fronts and Extinction's campaign tells the story of the Ravenii's relentless march through the country. Avil and his ally, Xandra, have to work together with King Yarrow to try and stem the tide. Meanwhile, humanity is making one last-ditch effort to understand the Ravenii and to make the alien technology their own. Failure here means the end of everything.

Extinction will launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC on April 10, 2018 and is available to pre-order now!
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New Video Details Mercenary Life in BATTLETECH
Mar 14, 2018 - 8:48 AM - by Emabulator

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STOCKHOLM - Mar. 14, 2018 - Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes today released the next installment in their behind-the-scenes BATTLETECH video series.

In BATTLETECH, players take the role of the commander of a mercenary company. This new video details the systems that helps commanders stay afloat, and perhaps prosper, at the edge of civilized space. Jordan Weisman (creator of BattleTech), Mitch Gitelman (Studio Manager) and Mike McCain (Game Director) walk through everything from taking missions, managing your crew, upgrading `Mechs, and getting the money that pays for it all.

BATTLETECH, the first modern turn-based, tactical combat game set within the MechWarrior universe, will launch this April on Steam for Windows PC and Mac, with Linux to be added post-release.

The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. From their starfaring base of operations, players command a mercenary outfit of `Mechs and the MechWarriors who pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as they are drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war.
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Stephen Hawking Travels to a New Dimension After 76 Years
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:12 PM - by vallor
According to the BBC (and pretty much whatever news source you choose) Stephen Hawking passed on today, dying at the age of 76.

As a teenager he had enjoyed horse-riding and rowing but while at Cambridge he was diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease which was to leave him almost completely paralysed.

As he was preparing to marry his first wife, Jane, in 1964 his doctors gave him no more than two or three years of life.

But the disease progressed more slowly than expected. The couple had three children, and in 1988 - although Hawking was by now only able to speak with a voice synthesiser following a tracheotomy - he had completed A Brief History of Time - a layman's guide to cosmology.

It sold more than 10 million copies, although its author was aware that it was dubbed "the most popular book never read".
Not games related but Hawking is one of a kind.
He wasn't perfect by any stretch, and he was even wrong now and then, but he was one of of those who helped moved the human race forward.
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4205 Cast 100th Episode - A Day at Zephyr's Arcade
Mar 13, 2018 - 9:44 PM - by 4205 Cast

Somehow we've managed to make 100 of these things, but our 100th is a little bit different! We've added video to our repertoire and dress extremely poorly for it. This crew of knuckleheads play retro trivia and game challenge, and we have a good time doing it. Andre plays game show host, Theo plays a classic for the first time, Chris plays his games dangerously, Anthoney becomes a master gambler and Joe doubles back into disaster. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the one-hundredth episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings have a retro video game show!

This week on the 4205 Cast - A Day at Zephyr's Arcade

Also available on Twitch VOD

Join us on our Episode 100 video adventures. Watch as amateur podcasters do the video thing in an even more amateur way! Stay for the stellar (not so much) gameplay in several titles from the 8 and 16 bit eras, and laugh at us as we mess up gimme trivia questions!
Thanks for sticking with us for 100 episodes. We're looking forward to 100 more episodes of new content, giveaways and ridiculous nonsense!

Like the show? Check out the 4205 Cast on SoundCloud, PodKnife, Stitcher, and iTunes for all the back episodes you've missed, then check out the Kings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Official Teaser Trailer
Mar 13, 2018 - 6:03 PM - by Evil Avatar

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Former Halo, Battlefield Devs Announce Scavengers, A Third-Person Shooter
Mar 13, 2018 - 5:59 PM - by Evil Avatar

Midwinter Entertainment Announces Funding and Technology Partnership with Improbable and Unveils Flagship Title, Scavengers

Josh Holmes, formerly Studio Head and Creative Director for the Halo franchise at 343 Industries, today took the new game studio, Midwinter Entertainment, out of stealth with the announcement of its flagship game, Scavengers.

Midwinter also announced a partnership with Improbable, which will include both project funding to support the making of Scavengers and a deep technical relationship. Midwinter’s work will help to inform the future development of tools and workflows for SpatialOS, Improbable’s cloud-based platform for game development.

Scavengers will build on the game design principles that made Halo 5’s Warzone a revolutionary new mode for Halo players, by allowing teams of players to compete with one another while exploring a large game map populated with hundreds of free-roaming and highly sophisticated AI enemies, with distinct factions, weapons and behaviours.

The multiplayer “co-opetition” survival shooter will be built with Unreal Engine and powered by Improbable’s SpatialOS game development platform. With these technologies, Scavengers will provide endless emergent gameplay possibilities resulting from the interplay of human competitors and AI adversaries within a large, living world.

“We started Midwinter with the goal of creating innovative, shared experiences for millions of players around the world,” says Josh Holmes, CEO of Midwinter Entertainment. “When we introduced Warzone in Halo 5, it represented the pinnacle of blended PVE/PVP. Now with SpatialOS, we have the ability to push the boundaries of ‘co-opetition’ gameplay in Scavengers, with teams of players competing as armies of smart AI move intelligently across the map, hunting down players and each other.”

Massive-AI “Co-opetition” - Intense, team-based multiplayer in a dynamic, living world

Scavengers puts players in the role of young survivors fighting in a not-so-distant future, where cataclysmic events have triggered a new ice age. The game will combine exploration, survival and combat elements, while maintaining a focus on teamwork and cooperative game mechanics.

By dividing the action between multiple servers in the cloud, all of which contribute to building and running a seamless and consistent world, SpatialOS allows more sophisticated artificial intelligence, more AI entities and players occupying a seamless, shared environment, and a larger, more detailed and more deeply simulated game world than can be supported by the traditional client-server architecture used in online gaming.

Players will begin each game by equipping their scavenger, exploring the wilds, fighting and allying with other human players to complete objectives, gathering resources and battling against AI-controlled enemy factions. Large and unpredictable AI populations, combined with the balance of co-operation and competition between the human players, will create rich, repeatable gameplay.
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Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire Delayed Until May
Mar 13, 2018 - 1:19 PM - by Emabulator

Obsidian has announced that Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire has been delayed from April to May. Game Informer:

Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity set a high bar for classic-style RPGs when it released in 2015. Considering its warm reception, it shouldn't come as a surprise that fans have been clamoring for another game in that universe. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire looks to be just as massive as its predecessor, but that level of ambition carries a price. Today, Obsidian announced that the sequel's release is slipping from April to May, as the team works on polishing the game.

The delay puts its release at a little more than a month beyond what was previously announced. Deadfire was originally slated for an April 3 launch, but now it will be coming to PC, Mac, and Linux on May 8. Console versions will be coming later this year.
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V-Rally 4 Coming Later This Year
Mar 13, 2018 - 1:06 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

V-Rally, the much-loved arcade racer from the original PlayStation era, is making a return later this year thanks to BigBen Interactive and developer Kylotonn Games.

It'll boast some 50 models of car and a variety of different events including straight-up rally, gymkhana, rallycross, hillclimbs and buggy events. Kylotonn has some heritage with the series, too, with game director Alain Jarniou having worked on V-Rally 3 on the PlayStation 2.

"It's a real privilege for me to once again work on the V-Rally series," Jarniou said in the official statement. "It's an extraordinary title that I have a very special connection to. I had a chance to join the team that created V-Rally to develop V-Rally 3 on the PlayStation 2 as a programmer. I'm very proud to be working on the franchise again 15 years later."

V-Rally 4 is due on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Switch at an undisclosed date in 2018.
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Fortnite Battle Royale - Mobile Reveal Trailer
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:43 PM - by Emabulator

Check out the gameplay reveal of Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile. Sign up now for the Invite Event on iOS at: https://www.fortnite.com/mobile
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Call of Duty: WWII's Operation: Shamrock & Awe Community Event Has Begun
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:09 PM - by Emabulator

Activision sends along word that the Call of Duty: WWII Operation: Shamrock & Awe community event has begun.

Shamrock & Awe, Call of Duty: WWII’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed community event, has begun. From now until April 3, Call of Duty: WWII gets a St. Paddy’s Day makeover, with a new limited-time Multiplayer playlist, two time-limited gear collections and special Orders and Contracts that yield special items and weapons.

Shipment 1944, a re-imagining of the classic close-quarters Multiplayer map, is free and available in Call of Duty: WWII in early access for Season Pass owners starting today. The map is free and available to all on Friday, March 16.

The Leprechaun Hunt Moshpit delivers Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed and Domination modes with a twist: a fleet-footed zombie leprechaun hidden in each map. Players who eliminate the terrifying little sprite are rewarded with something better than a pot o’ gold – all of their equipped Scorestreaks full and ready to deploy. This mode will be available for players as a Featured Public Match playlist during Operation: Shamrock & Awe, offering 2XP from 10:00 am Pacific on March 16 to 10:00 am Pacific on March 19.

Players will find all-new St. Patrick’s Day-themed gear, including uniforms, helmets, weapon camos and more, only available during Operation: Shamrock & Awe. As well as new gear, Operation: Shamrock & Awe delivers two all-new weapons to Call of Duty: WWII – the M-38 Submachine Gun and the MG 81 Light Machine Gun. Both weapons have St. Paddy’s Day-themed variants, available only during Operation: Shamrock & Awe, though other variants of both weapons will continue to be available in the game once the community event concludes.

Today also marks a major content update for Call of Duty: WWII, with the addition of all new item types including weapon charms and weapon reticles. Sledgehammer Games has also made a number of changes to the Quartermaster and Supply Drop system. Please see their blog, posted yesterday for more information.
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State of Decay 2 Collector's Edition Revealed
Mar 13, 2018 - 7:16 AM - by Evil Avatar

Survive with the State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition

At Xbox, we focus on giving players a lot of choices when it comes to getting and playing their games. Last week, we announced that State of Decay 2 will be launching on May 22, 2018 with both a Standard Edition and an Ultimate Edition (as well as a part of Xbox Game Pass). Today, we have another option for the zombie survival fan: the State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition. This version is a true State of Decay 2 starter kit – complete with an exclusive SteelBook case, zombie mask, and “thumb-drive,” this collectible edition also includes a State of Decay 2 patch and a human brain SteelBook® stand. Fans can pre-order the Collector’s Edition today at their favorite retailer for $69.99.

Whether you play as an Xbox Game Pass member, purchase the Standard Edition for $29.99, the Ultimate Edition for $49.99 to get early access and additional content or the Collector’s Edition for $69.99 to get the full zombie survival kit, you get a great game and a larger community to play State of Decay 2 with. May 22 is coming – How will you Survive?

Loved the first game, but it the sequel has been delayed for so long that I wonder if there is anyone left who remembers it.
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Valve Announces Dota Plus Subscription Service For Dota 2
Mar 12, 2018 - 11:19 AM - by Emabulator

Valve has announced the Dota Plus subscription service for its MOBA Dota 2.

Today’s update unveils Dota Plus, a new monthly subscription service designed to help you get the most out of every match you play.

Dota Plus is an evolution of the Battle Pass. In the past we released two types of Battle Passes, ones that revolved around the Majors, and one around The International. As a result of the recent introduction of the Pro Circuit, we’ve replaced the Majors Battle Passes with a new type of service that doesn’t depend on a specific start and end date, and one that we can continually add features and content to over time.

This reimagining of the Majors Battle Pass will be an ongoing, uninterrupted service filled with features that provide both progression and opportunities for improvement. Hero Leveling offers you a way to make progress every match while earning Shards, a new currency that can be used to unlock rewards. Test your skills by completing hundreds of new Challenges of varying difficulties. Use the Plus Assistant to help you make build decisions by utilizing real-time item and ability suggestions. These suggestions are based on data gathered from millions of recent games at each skill bracket, ensuring your builds stay current in the ever-evolving meta. Better understand your playstyle by using new graphs and analysis tools both during the match and after it’s finished.

This update also includes the return of the Battle Cup. All Dota Plus members will have free weekly access to play in the weekend tournaments, while non-members can still purchase tickets for $0.99 to participate.

Everything Dota Plus has to offer is available now for $3.99 per month. Receive a discount if you sign up for a six- or twelve-month subscription. Want to gift Dota Plus to a friend? You can purchase gift memberships that will remain active for a fixed number of months.

Check out the Dota Plus page for more information on all of the features included in your subscription.
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Shadow of the Colossus Update Developer Bluepoint's Next Game is Another Remake
Mar 12, 2018 - 11:02 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer is reporting that Bluepoint Games, the developer behind the recent Shadow of the Colossus remake, is working on another remake.

Bluepoint Games has confirmed that its next project in the wake of the stunning Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4 is a new remake. Digital Foundry had the opportunity to talk with the team about the technology powering its latest release, and asked whether the expanded art team brought on for the project would be deployed next on an original game.

"Well, we could but we're doing another remake," replied Bluepoint's president and co-owner, Marco Thrush. "This project served us as a great point of growing the art team to the point where we can take on a full triple-A game major scope of art content. So now our next step is, let's improve the art pipeline, let's improve the engine, let's improve workflow for artists, let's grow on the art side some more to handle our next project because it's a bit bigger. And our next focus is, all right, let's work on design and add new stuff to get to the next remake, because now that can be our sole focus of making sure that's where we put the time and everybody else, they're already at a level where we can perform."

Bluepoint's strategy in expansion has involved growing over time to meet the needs of each new title, but there's the sense now from our conversation that the studio has evolved to point where it's close to being able to tackle any kind of project that's thrown at it.

"With Shadow [of the Colossus], the studio most definitely grew in both number of people and skill level - and so we continue to grow and expand and look at areas of weakness," said Peter Dalton, Bluepoint's technical director. "One area that we've not explored very deeply is, 'What does our design prowess looks like? What is our ability to build something original and to expand it, rather than just upgrading something?' and so we look at those things and we are constantly trying to enhance and strengthen the studio to get to a point where, yeah, doing original development or whatever comes our way, we're fully capable of doing it."
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Game & Movie Releases for March 11th to March 17th, 2018
Mar 12, 2018 - 7:59 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for March 11th to March 17th, 2018

Retail Games
Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4, Xbone)
Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS4, Xbone)
The Raven Remastered (PS4, Xbone)
The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (PS4)
Surviving Mars (PS4, Xbone)
Beast Quest (PS4, Xbone)
Pure Farming 2018 (PS4, Xbone)
Kirby Star Allies (Switch)
Splatoon 2 Starter Edition (Switch)

Movies & TV
Justice League
The Shape of Water
I, Tonya
The Disaster Artist
The Handmaid's Tale: Season One
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3
Kickboxer: Retaliation
Into the Badlands: Season 2
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
The Age of Innocence Criterion Collection
Downfall Collector's Edition
Path of Blood
The Ambulance
Season of the Witch
Knightfall: Season 1
Children of the Corn: Runaway
The Lion in Winter 50th Anniversary Edition
Tales of Zestiria the X: Season Two
The Crazies
A Trip to the Moon
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
City of the Dead

Box Office
Tomb Raider
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Fortnite Cross-Play is Coming to Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS
Mar 12, 2018 - 7:52 AM - by Emabulator

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite cross-play is coming between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android.

We’re happy to announce today that in partnership with our friends at Microsoft, Fortnite will feature cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android.

Contrary to what may have been implied, Microsoft has long been a leading voice in supporting cross-platform play, connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles. We’ve been working together with them over the last several months to make this possible, and will bring this functionality to Fortnite players on Xbox right along with other platforms.

With each new platform we support and every update we ship, we strive to bring Fortnite to more people, and make it easier to play together with friends. And, as always, cross-play is opt in.

As we shared a few days ago, starting Monday you can sign-up for the Fortnite Invite Event on iOS. On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac. Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.
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Movie Viewers Vote No on Oprah's Newest Feature
Mar 12, 2018 - 7:17 AM - by Evil Avatar

Black Panther has devoured the box office for a fourth week, beating out rival Disney film A Wrinkle in Time and horror sequel Strangers: Prey at Night.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of March 9th to March 11th, 2018.
  1. Black Panther $41.1/$562.0
  2. A Wrinkle in Time $33.3/$33.3
  3. Strangers: Prey at Night $10.4/$10.4
  4. Red Sparrow $8.1/$31.1
  5. Game Night $7.9/$45.0
  6. Peter Rabbit $6.8/$93.4
  7. Death Wish $6.6/$23.8
  8. The Hurricane Heist $3.1/$3.1
  9. Annihilation $3.1/$26.0
  10. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $2.7/$397.2
  11. Gringo $2.6/$2.6
  12. The Shape of Water $2.4/$61.0

Even with a modest $103 million budget, A Wrinkle in Time will end up being a 100% loss for Disney.
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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Coming To Steam Later This Month
Mar 10, 2018 - 2:36 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has word, via the Beamdog March 9th Livestream, that March 27th will be the release date for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on Steam.

During a developer livestream, Beamdog (who have been enhancing and re-releasing various CRPGs like Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate, and Icewind Dale over the last few years) announced, among other things the release date for their enhanced edition of Neverwinter Nights: March 27.

Beamdog also announced they will continue to update and patch the game, and add new content and expand the modding toolset. Finally, the company mentioned that while it doesn't have any plans to bring the game to Switch, the idea "is something that is appealing to us."
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Mar 09, 2018 - 11:15 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It has been a long week. It's time to grab a drink, and spin some tunes. I found an old mixed CD I made 10 years ago, and have been jamming to that.

What are you listening to?
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INSANE Nintendo Amiibo Collecting - Kelsey's Collection
Mar 09, 2018 - 7:29 AM - by Metal Jesus
There are currently 145 Amiibo figures released and Kelsey has almost all of them. In this video she shows us her favorites, some that are hard to find and what they can unlock in Nintendo games.

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"Valve is Going to Start Shipping Games Again."
Mar 09, 2018 - 6:48 AM - by Chimpbot

While speaking at a press presentation for shipping new games. They won't simply be focusing on software, however; hardware will also be key to their future development.

"Artifact is the first of several games that are going to be coming from us, so that’s sort of good news. Hurray! Valve is going to start shipping games again."

"We aren’t going to be talking about it today," continued Newell, "but sort of the big thing that, the new era we have in our quiver really is the ability to develop hardware and software simultaneously."

Newell compared the approach to that of Nintendo, who often work to match their hardware and software:

"We’ve always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo. When Miyamoto is sitting down thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario he’s thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities, and he can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things.

"And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he’s designing the software at the same time that’s really going to take advantage of that. That’s something we’ve been jealous of and that’s something that you’ll see us taking advantage of subsequently."
While we have yet to see what this new hardware-based approach will end up looking like, it will be interesting to see how a PC developer takes on a Nintendo-like approach in the coming years. Still, it's good to know that there will be more coming out of Valve than just a card game based on DOTA2.
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Report: The Joker Will Be Failed '80s Comedian In DC's Origin Movie
Mar 09, 2018 - 6:43 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has word that the Joker will be based on Bob Saget, or something like that, in an origin movie. "Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly close to signing on as the Clown Prince of Crime."

While Jared Leto's portrayal of the Joker in Suicide Squad didn't meet with universal acclaim from fans, it was assumed that the actor would continue playing the iconic villain in future DC movies. So the news that the studio was planning a film that would focus on the Joker's origins with a different actor came as surprise to many--including Leto himself. A few more details about the project have now emerged.

According to The Wrap, the movie will portray the Joker as a comedian in the 1980s, who takes up a life of crime after his stand-up career fails and he bombs with audiences. As the site notes, this makes sense of the involvement of producer Martin Scorsese, who dealt with similar material in his classic 1980s movie The King of Comedy.

The Joker origin movie will be directed by Todd Phillips, who is best known for the Hangover series. While no official casting announcements have been made yet, Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly close to signing on as the Clown Prince of Crime. The film doesn't have a release date, and although it is set to start shooting later this year, The Wrap's sources suggest that scripts rewrites could delay the start of production.

In terms of Leto's Joker, it is expected that he will return for Suicide Squad 2, which starts production this year. Beyond that, there have been rumors of a movie focusing purely on the Joker and Harley Quinn--but like many potential DC projects, this is far from a sure thing.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Mar 08, 2018 - 11:49 PM - by Jetherik

If you are in the east, you are snowed in, and hopefully have power. Just don't look at the weather map and see that Phoenix is not shoveling snow. What are you playing?
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Wario Ware Gold - Reveal Trailer
Mar 08, 2018 - 3:05 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Click the headline to watch the video.

There are over 300 microgames, and it looks like some are returning from previous entries in the series.

WarioWare Gold will release for the 3DS family of handhelds on August 3.
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Jon Favreau to Executive Produce and Write Live-Action Star Wars Series
Mar 08, 2018 - 11:04 AM - by Emabulator

Lucasfilm has announced that Iron Man director Jon Favreau will executive produce and write its upcoming live-action Star Wars series.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Confirmed
Mar 08, 2018 - 10:52 AM - by Emabulator

Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will indeed be the next title in the series. PC Gamer has the story.

The rumor that surfaced earlier this week is now officially true: The next game in the Call of Duty series will be Black Ops 4, it's being developed by Treyarch, and it's coming on October 12.

Alas, if you were expecting more in the way of detail, I'm afraid you're in for a disappointment. Aside from the title, the developer, and the date, Activision has said nothing more about it, and it's quite possible that it's only saying this much because of the leak. A full and proper reveal will take place during a community event scheduled for May 17—which will include, I hope, an explanation for the use of tally marks (IIII) instead of regular Roman numerals. Maybe it's like a clock?
GameSpot: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 May Use Blizzard's Battle.Net
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'Sopranos' Prequel Movie in the Works at New Line
Mar 08, 2018 - 10:41 AM - by Emabulator

The Hollywood Reporter has word that a Sopranos prequel movie is in the works.

David Chase will be returning to the world of the Sopranos for a feature prequel.

New Line has purchased the screenplay The Many Saints of Newark, which Chase co-wrote with Sopranos writer Lawrence Konner.

The story is in the era of the Newark riots in the '60s, when African-Americans and Italians of New Jersey were at each other's throats, and among the gangsters of each group, it became lethal.

While other plot details are currently sleeping with the fishes, some fan favorite Sopranos characters will be seen in the film. A search for a director is under way.

Chase will serve as producer via his Chase Films banner. Chase Films' Nicole Lambert will serve as an exec producer.
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Gamer's Shopping Guide - March 8-14: #PS4 #Nintendo #XboxOne #Nvidia #GodOfWar
Mar 08, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and Video
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The Division 2 Announced
Mar 08, 2018 - 8:52 AM - by Evil Avatar

An Announcement from Massive Entertainment on The Division 2

What an incredible few years it’s been for the team here at Massive! When we first began work on Tom Clancy’s The Division, we knew we had something special and something we believed in so strongly that we wanted to make sure we got it right. We also knew we couldn’t achieve that goal without your help.

Since the launch of The Division two years ago, we’ve remained focused on this philosophy. We continue to create more opportunities to interact directly with livestreams, ongoing surveys, and social media. We also introduced public test servers as a way of getting immediate feedback before integrating major features and changes into the game. We’ve never stopped wanting to make The Division better and our most recent 1.8 update is a testament to that, as seen from your overwhelming feedback and support.

All of these new features and experiences have made our team better, too. We’re nimbler and better prepared to take action based on feedback. And now, more than ever before, we have a clear vision of what’s important and what continues to make The Division a special experience for so many people. Following our Year 2 anniversary celebration, we’re going to keep supporting that experience with new title updates that will bring new Global Events, Xbox One X enhancements, and more.

That said, we’ve always envisioned the story in the game we launched in 2016 as the beginning chapter in a larger saga, and today we’re excited to share more info about what’s next for The Division universe.

We’re thrilled to announce that we are working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and that development will be led by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest. The Division 2 will be powered by an updated version of the Snowdrop engine that enables us to realize our ambitions for the sequel, but more importantly, we’re also taking everything we learned over the past two years and applying it towards the sequel to make sure we get it right.

Part of that means recognizing your commitment to The Division. With that in mind, we’re adding a new type of achievement called “Shields” to the game. Earning them will unlock special rewards in The Division 2 when it launches.

On behalf of all the teams at Ubisoft, we thank you for the support you’ve given us over the past two years, and we hope that our continued work will earn that support for many years to come. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for The Division 2 at E3 2018 in June. See you then!”

Julian Gerighty - Creative Director, Massive Entertainment

The Division is here to fix all of the mistakes made by the first team that they have had over a year to fix and have mostly ignored. So, enjoy???
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Far Cry 5 - Post Launch Trailer #FarCry5
Mar 07, 2018 - 3:56 PM - by Evil Avatar

Get your copy of the Far Cry 5 season pass and get access to 3 upcoming DLCs: Dead Living Zombies, Hours of Darkness, Lost on Mars, plus Far Cry 3 Classic Edition and learn about all new free content available to all Far Cry 5 players!

Learn more at farcry.com. Available March 27, 2018.
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Nintendo Announces Nintendo Direct for March 8th #NintendoDirect #NintendoSwitch
Mar 07, 2018 - 3:47 PM - by Evil Avatar

Tune in 3/8 at 2pm PT for a Nintendo Direct featuring upcoming #NintendoSwitch and Nintendo #3DS games, including new details on #MarioTennis Aces! http://bit.ly/2D8eOEw
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"No freakin' way!!!" will God of War have Microtransactions in it
Mar 07, 2018 - 9:43 AM - by Emabulator

The Twitter detectives at Eurogamer have dug up some good news on Sony Santa Monica's highly anticipated PS4 game, God of War. There's "No freakin' way!!!" it will have microtransactions.

A screenshot showing a kind of currency in God of War sparked fears the new PlayStation 4 game will have microtransactions. It wouldn't be the only single-player blockbuster with them after all - I'm looking at you Middle-oeuf: Shadow of War and Assassin's Creed: Oranges.

The question was put to God of War director Cory Barlog on Twitter, to which he responded, unequivocally, "No freakin way!!!"
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South Park: The Fractured But Whole DLC 'From Dusk Till Casa Bonita' Out March 20th
Mar 06, 2018 - 4:48 PM - by Evil Avatar

South Park: The Fractured But Whole DLC 'From Dusk Till Casa Bonita' Out March 20

Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole From Dusk Till Casa Bonita DLC will be available on March 20 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. From South Park Digital Studios and developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, From Dusk Till Casa Bonita DLC adds an all-new story campaign and superhero class to South Park: The Fractured But Whole. From Dusk Till Casa Bonita is available for the suggested retail price of $11.99

Mysterion's sister is in trouble. She's fallen in with the Vamp Kids of South Park, who have descended upon Cartman's favorite restaurant, Casa Bonita. Visit the famous family eatery and explore Black Bart's Cave, watch the cliff divers, taste the magic of Mexico and defeat the brood of Vampires.

Fight darkness with darkness and embrace the new Netherborn class, which features four new occult powers. Dress the part in new Goth costumes and gain some sweet loot. Enter the battle alongside Henrietta, the Goth: a powerful support Witch, and bring your new powers and buddy to the rest of your superhero adventure.

For more information about South Park: The Fractured But Whole, please visit southparkgame.com.
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The Full Lost in Space Trailer is Here! #LostinSpace
Mar 06, 2018 - 4:42 PM - by Evil Avatar

The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet. Danger will find them. Lost in Space premieres April 13, 2018.
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Disney’s Christopher Robin Trailer Debuts! #ChristopherRobin
Mar 06, 2018 - 4:39 PM - by Evil Avatar

The Hundred Acre Wood is opening up to our world. Watch the brand-new teaser trailer for Disney’s Christopher Robin. Coming soon to theatres

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.
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Report: Diablo III is Coming to Nintendo Switch
Mar 06, 2018 - 4:38 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer is reporting that Blizzard has a Nintendo Switch port of Diablo III in the works.

Last week, Blizzard set tongues wagging with an apparent tease for a Diablo game on Nintendo Switch. The image - of a Diablo night light being repeatedly switched on and off - felt fairly deliberate.

But then, after hours of fan excitement, an official response emerged from within Blizzard apparently designed to dampen down the flames: "As of now, we do not have any current plans to announce Diablo for Switch," a spokesperson told us.

So, what's going on? Well, while Blizzard makes its mind up, Eurogamer sources have told us that yes - the project is very much in production. And as you might expect, the game will be a port of Diablo 3.

Our sources could not confirm whether the game's Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions will be included - but at this point it would be surprising if they were not.
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State of Decay 2 Launches May 22, Gameplay Teaser Trailer
Mar 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM - by Evil Avatar

State of Decay 2 Release Date, Price Announced

Microsoft has confirmed that State of Decay 2, the zombie-survival RPG from Undead Labs, will release on May 22 for the Xbox One family of consoles as well as Windows PC as a Play Anywhere title. It will also be available that day on Xbox Game Pass. Furthermore, Microsoft also confirmed a price point of $29.99 for the standard edition and $49.99 for the Ultimate Edition.

On the subject of the lower-than-expected price, Microsoft GM of Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg said, “Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game.”

For a sneak peek at our month of coverage, check out the teaser montage of what we’ll be showing you this month, starting tomorrow.

The aforementioned Ultimate Edition will include early access to State of Decay 2 on May 18 and a free Xbox One copy of State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition as well as the Independence Pack and Daybreak Pack DLCs, which will be released at a TBD date.
Read More at Xbox Wire
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Dragon’s Crown Pro Characters Trailer
Mar 06, 2018 - 4:29 PM - by Evil Avatar

Amazon – Dauntless warriors who know no fear as they effortlessly wield their two-handed weapons. Their massive equipment delivers vicious blows that deal lethal damage to multiple foes at once. Lightly armored, they are agile fighters who rely on punishing kicks when unarmed.

Dwarf – Stocky fighters whose muscular frames permit them to wield a weapon in each hand. Their strength lets them pick up and throw anything in sight, even heavy foes. Throwing enemies lets them damage multiple foes with one fling, laying waste to an entire horde of adversaries.

Elf – A long-lived forest race who are often much older than they appear to human eyes. While slight of body, they are deadly masters of the bow and arrow, using their superior athleticism to fight nimbly and fearlessly from a distance.

Fighter – Experts in battle, outfitted with full-plate armor and a study shield. Boasting the stoutest defense of all classes, their shields can protect all allies in the nearby area. Their one-handed weapons have short reach, but they can swing them quickly, allowing them to make short work of nearby foes.

Mage – Bewitching women with knowledge of dark magic. They are weak of body, but the great knowledge they wield of the arcade arts cannot be ignored. Sorceresses can create delicious food, control skeletons, and turn foes into harmless frogs. A jack-of-all-trades support class, they can provide aid to their friends in countless ways.

Wizard – Male magicians who have a wealth of magic at their beck and call. Unable to fend off monsters with strength, they instead rely on their spells, and are vital assets for any adventure.
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God of War Limited Edition PS4 Pro Unveiled
Mar 06, 2018 - 4:26 PM - by Evil Avatar

Introducing the Limited Edition God of War PS4 Pro Bundle

We are excited to announce that a Limited Edition God of War PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will launch alongside the game on April 20, 2018. This special bundle features a fully customized PS4 Pro console inspired by Kratos’ Axe, a Leviathan Gray DualShock 4 wireless controller with insignia, a physical copy of God of War and digital content. This limited edition bundle will be available across the U.S. and Canada for $399.99 USD (MSRP) / $499.99 CAD (MSRP). Pre-orders start today.

This Limited Edition PS4 Pro was designed in close collaboration with Santa Monica Studio, bringing to life Kratos’ Leviathan Axe. We asked Shannon Studstill, Head of Santa Monica Studio, to share some background on the inspiration behind the special design of the custom PS4 Pro:

“When we designed Kratos’ new Leviathan Axe, we knew it would have far more meaning not only to the game, but to our fans. Santa Monica Studio was extremely proud to adorn the custom PS4 Pro with the Leviathan Axe in such detailed fashion. We spent a painstaking amount of time to ensure this PS4 Pro was special, for the special fans who will cherish it.

The top surface is the Axe skill tree you’ll use in-game to upgrade your axe, along with the runic gem slots on the handle that enable unique special attacks. The side panels are trimmed with a beautiful Norse design, and the runes each represent a realm in the game. The Leviathan Gray DualShock 4 wireless controller has the Huldra Brothers brand on it (just like the Axe), and a very subtle God of War logo on the touchpad.

I enjoyed every bit of the design process with Cory and the team, because we were united in our vision of what we wanted the custom PS4 Pro to embody. The game looks absolutely stunning on PS4 Pro and we can’t wait to share a new beginning for God of War when it launches on April 20.”

When played on PS4 Pro with a 4K TV, God of War outputs in a dynamic 4K resolution achieved through a 2160p checkerboard. Players with 1080p HDTVs will also benefit from increased image clarity via supersampling of a higher resolution onto their display. Across all PS4s, God of War also features HDR lighting and a wide color gamut for those with TVs that support HDR.

Mary Yee - Vice President, PlayStation Marketing, SIEA
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Battlefield 5 to feature co-op, cosmetic-only loot boxes, Rainbow Six style prone
Mar 06, 2018 - 8:01 AM - by Emabulator

Reports on Battlefield V's features continue to emerge as EA and DICE look to put the Star Wars: Battlefront II fiasco behind them. Word has it DICE will return to WWII this time around, with cosmetic-only loot boxes and a co-op mode. VG247 has the story.

After first revealing that Battlefield 5 will be set in WW2 last week, Venture Beat has updated its report with more details about the game.

Starting with the single-player, the game is said to have a similar structure to Battlefield 1’s campaign. In that you’ll be following different soldiers in different stories/conflicts that are all self-contained. The idea is to offer a look at the different theatres of WW2.

Katherine Kingsley, the actress who voiced multiplayer callouts in Battlefield 1, not to mention Operation mode’s historical stories, may be returning in Battlefield 5. The actress posted an Instagram update where she said she’s recording new voice lines for a game, and used the Battlefield and 2018 hashtags.

Another thing DICE will be bringing back from a previous Battlefield game is co-op support, though this is the least clear part of the report. As it stands, this mode will apparently throw players into “randomly generated Conquest missions.”

More co-op activities could be added, and DICE is reportedly aware of the calls for splitscreen support anytime a co-op mode is mentioned. DICE’s previous attempts at co-op were the horde mode-style Onslaught in Bad Company 2, available only on consoles, as well as Battlefield 3’s co-op missions.

Both were underwhelming. In fact, DICE hasn’t had bots in multiplayer – necessary for these so called co-op Conquest missions – since Battlefield 2142, despite fans asking for them at every release.

Loot boxes, another hot topic for EA, will return in Battlefield 5. The report says the plan is to only include cosmetic items in them, which will go beyond just simple weapon skins. It’s not clear what else will be included, or if that means the Premium season pass won’t be returning.

For reference, Battlefield 1 had a season pass, as well as loot boxes that doled out, mainly, weapon and vehicle skins. The report says that EA is hoping to reclaim its image after the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 debacle.
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The Swords of Ditto Launches April 24 - PS4 & PC
Mar 05, 2018 - 3:56 PM - by Evil Avatar

The Swords of Ditto Rise to the Challenge on April 24

The delightful heroes at developer onebitbeyond and teeny tiny game label Devolver Digital have announced their vibrant action RPG The Swords of Ditto will launch April 24 on PlayStation 4 and PC.

The Swords of Ditto creates a series of unique, compact adventures for a new hero every 100 years in a seemingly never-ending struggle against the evil Mormo. Players will awaken as one of the chosen adventurers and wield the legendary sword of the land through a dangerous and ever changing overworld, diabolical dungeons, secret lairs, and ascend Mormo’s tower to face off with the evil witch herself. Retrieve powerful new toys, slap on perk stickers, and complete side quests to fill out your inventory as each new run is different from the last. The only constant is the sword itself, as experience and power gained for the sword in each adventure carries over to the hero’s successor. Take down Mormo and the world is a happier, brighter place, but failure puts Ditto and its poor citizens into a dark, crumbling version of their world. Make this journey alone or invite a fellow champion for local cooperative play on both PlayStation 4 and PC.

The Swords of Ditto developer onebitbeyond was created by former creative director at Curve Studios Jonathan ‘Bidds’ Biddle and boasts a roster of top game development veterans thrilled to work on their first project together. Based out of London, onebitbeyond have been working on The Swords of Ditto since late 2015 and will be demoing the game at PAX East 2018 in April.

The Swords of Ditto arrives on PlayStation 4 and PC April 24. Excited adventurers can follow the game’s progress and latest news as theswordsofditto.com or @onebitbeyond on Twitter.
Looks like a fun one!
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Inside Xbox Announced, Premiering March 10th
Mar 05, 2018 - 3:49 PM - by Evil Avatar

Announcing Inside Xbox, Premiering March 10th

I’m thrilled to announce that Inside Xbox will debut on March 10th at 12:00PM PST, marking the dawn of a brand-new way for the team to celebrate our news, our games, and our fans.

Inside Xbox is many things. A premier live news broadcast that will highlight breaking announcements and a peek behind the curtain of Team Xbox. A glimpse at the mysteries of game design and a celebration of some of the month’s most exciting games and features. Most of all, it’s an opportunity for us to celebrate and listen to you, the community. All of this will be available streaming in 4K/UHD on supported services and platforms.

You can watch Inside Xbox in all the places you would expect, including Mixer.com/Xbox, YouTube.com/Xbox, Twitch.TV/Xbox, and Facebook.com/Xbox.

For us, Inside Xbox is the next step on a path Team Xbox has been traveling for many years. From programs like feedback.xbox.com to the Xbox Insider Program, and the great work the team has done with Gaming For Everyone, we believe strongly in transparency, inclusion, and having an authentic two-way conversation with our fans. We want to hear from you as much as we want you to hear from us.

Whether you want us to celebrate your clutch 1v4 Chicken Dinner in PUBG, show off your epic treasure haul in Sea of Thieves, ask questions of our interviewees, provide feedback, or just want to sass (politely of course) our friendly hosts, drop us a line using #insidexbox on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. We may highlight your content or commentary from our dedicated community desk on the show, overseen by our good friends Rukari Austin and Alex Hebert.

Of course, we’ll also be unlocking the “free stuff chest” with prizes and giveaways for those that participate in the conversation, including some great MixPot giveaways, so make sure you’ve got your Mixer account all squared away and connected to your Microsoft Account.

Hosting the show will be Xbox luminaries Larry Hryb, Graeme Boyd, Jeff Rubenstein, Alex Hebert, Lydia Ellery, and more.

For our inaugural episode, these fine folks will be crewing a ship bursting at the seams with content. We’ll be sitting down with Rare to discuss the incredible energy from fans surrounding Sea of Thieves, including an illuminating conversation on the core design principle that drives the game, how they’ve acted on feedback from the Closed Beta, and what fans can expect from the game at launch (as well as a tantalizing hint of new adventures to come post-launch).

We’ll be breaking Xbox Game Pass news, debuting upcoming new console features, forging gold (true story), and saying hello to two wonderful old friends (one human, one plastic). You’ll also be able to enjoy a sit-down with Microsoft Studios Executive Producer Nico Bihary to discuss Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, explore what it’s like to bring Far Cry 5’s most polarizing character to life, and much more.

We hope Inside Xbox will become a monthly communal event for us and for you. We hope you’ll be energized by what’s coming, better educated about what’s new, and empowered to better enjoy our favorite pastime with great new features and content.

Welcome back to Inside Xbox, and we’ll see you online on March 10th at 12:00PM PST.

Tina Summerford - Director of Programming at Xbox
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Game & Movie Releases for March 4th to March 10th, 2018 #Oscars #FinalFantasyXV
Mar 05, 2018 - 6:39 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for March 4th to March 10th, 2018

Retail Games
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition (PS4, Xbone)
Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4, Xbone)
Island Flight Simulator (PS4)
Bravo Team (PSVR)
3D Billiards: Billiards & Snooker (PSVR)
3D Mini Golf (PSVR)
Scribblenauts Showdown (PS4, Xbone)
Frantics (PS4)
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge (PS4, Xbone)

Movies & TV
Thor: Ragnarok
The Dark Crystal Anniversary Edition
Lady Bird
Wonder Wheel
Fairy Tail Zero
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Donnie Darko
The Breadwinner
Legend of the American Sniper
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
Kiss Him, Not Me!: The Complete Series
Trickster: Part Two
A Fistful of Dynamite
L'Eclisse Criterion Collection

Box Office
A Wrinkle in Time
The Strangers: Prey at Night
The Hurricane Heist
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Monster Hunter World is Now Capcom's Best-Selling Game of All Time
Mar 05, 2018 - 6:19 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has word that Capcom has a console monster on its hands.

Monster Hunter World has become the best-selling game in Capcom's 38-year history - beating every Resident Evil, Mega Man, Dead Rising and Street Fighter (sorry Wes).

Capcom announced this morning it had now shipped 7.5m copies of its beastie bashing role-player - a figure that tots up physical units sold to retailers as well as digital downloads.

World launched at the end of January for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, meaning it has reached this sales milestone in just five weeks.

The game's PC version is still to launch, too. It has an "autumn 2018" release window.
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Black Panther's Reign Continues for a Third Weekend #Oscars
Mar 05, 2018 - 5:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

Wakanda's reign shows no signs of waning with Black Panther thge king of the box office for the third straight weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of March 2nd to March 4th, 2018.
  1. Black Panther $65.7/$501.1
  2. Red Sparrow $17.0/$17.0
  3. Death Wish $13.0/$13.0
  4. Game Night $10.7/$33.5
  5. Peter Rabbit $10.0/$84.0
  6. Annihilation $5.6/$20.6
  7. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $4.5/$393.2
  8. Fifty Shades Freed $3.3/$95.5
  9. The Greatest Showman $2.6/$164.6
  10. Every Day $1.5/$5.2
  11. The 15:17 to Paris $1.4/$35.0
  12. The Shape of Water $1.4/$57.3
I caught Annihilation on Saturday, it is a really decent flick that is dragged down by an almost incomprehensible ending that is as boring as it is strange. It almost feels like they made some other ending, then brought in some 3rd string director who replaced the last 15 minutes of the film. I suspect studio meddling because I can't see how the writer/director of ex machina could write something so bad. It makes sense now why the film bombed.
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StarCraft 20th Anniversary Celebration Trailer
Mar 04, 2018 - 10:45 AM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original StarCraft, and throughout the entire month of March, we will be celebrating across all of our games as well as on Twitch. Visit StarCraft2.com/SC20 to learn about all of the awesome events and how you can participate.
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Ubisoft Acquires Brawlhalla Developer Blue Mammoth Games
Mar 03, 2018 - 10:22 PM - by Evil Avatar

Ubisoft Acquires Blue Mammoth Games

Today, Ubisoft ​announced the acquisition of the video game development studio Blue Mammoth Games. With the acquisition, Ubisoft adds Brawlhalla, currently the most played fighting game on Steam, to its portfolio and bolsters its online expertise.

Blue Mammoth Games is based near Atlanta, Georgia, and is comprised of 21 talented team members, including founders Matthew Woomer and Lincoln Hamilton, who have a strong massive multiplayer online background. The studio developed and published Brawlhalla, a free-to-play online brawler that is among the top free-to-play games on PS4. Engagement in Brawlhalla as an esports grew exponentially in its second season, and they recently kicked off the third year of esports events, including a partnership with Dreamhack for the Brawlhalla World Championship.

“The team at Blue Mammoth Games is expert at developing and running scalable, competitive, multiplayer online games, and they’ll be a great addition to Ubisoft’s network of studios,” said Laurent Detoc, President of Ubisoft NCSA. “With Brawlhalla, we’re getting a hugely popular and highly-profitable title that aligns with our strategy of expanding our audience and providing players with long-lasting, entertaining gaming experiences.”

“We’re looking forward to leveraging Ubisoft’s expertise and resources to continue developing and supporting Brawlhalla for the long term, and to benefiting from their help in bringing the game to new players,” said Matthew Woomer and Lincoln Hamilton, Blue Mammoth Games founders.

This acquisition of Blue Mammoth Games is expected to be immediately accretive to Ubisoft’s earnings. The acquisition was closed on March 1st, 2018. Additional terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
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Far Cry 5 Has GameSpot Confused
Mar 03, 2018 - 2:19 PM - by Emabulator
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4205 Cast - Build a Game Workshop
Mar 02, 2018 - 5:17 PM - by 4205 Cast

Our 100th episode is right around the corner! We've all gone crazy getting ready for it, crazy enough to try some terrible snacks and make up some games with concepts from a hat! Well, more of a think tank workshop but there's for certainly some absurdity here. Naming video games are apparently really hard! This week, Andre replays the remakes of remakes, Theo struggles for pure platinum, Anthoney hits rocks with swords and Joe goes back to the beginning. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the ninety-ninth episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings create games from a hat!

This week on the 4205 Cast - Build a Game Workshop

Well, despite promises that we wouldn't try in Episode 99, we decided to give it a shot, and bring you a new edition of #Foodie205, and build a few games in a thought project.
We've got some really fun stuff and cool projects in store for our 100th episode and beyond, so stay tuned!

Like the show? Check out the 4205 Cast on SoundCloud, PodKnife, Stitcher, and iTunes for all the back episodes you've missed, then check out the Kings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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Grand Theft Auto V Sold Another 1 Million Copies in the UK Alone in 2017
Mar 02, 2018 - 12:50 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the staggering Grand Theft Auto V sales numbers.

Grand Theft Auto 5 - a game that came out four-and-a-half years ago - sold over 1m copies in the UK alone in 2017.

Data from the Entertainment Retailers Association, which combines physical game sales data from Chart-Track with a download sales estimate from the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), reveals GTA5 sold 1,080,022 in the UK last year. That's enough sales to make the top 10 selling entertainment products overall.

It seems difficult to imagine who in the UK is left to buy GTA5, which launched first on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013 before coming out on PS4 and Xbox One a year later, then again on PC in 2015.

As of February 2018, Rockstar had shipped an incredible 90m units to shops around the world. Given the game is still selling like hot cakes, that figure will probably hit an eye-watering 100m at some point in 2018.

GTA5's sales staying power is no doubt buoyed by the ongoing success of GTA Online (you need a copy of GTA5 to play GTA Online). GTA Online continues to bring in huge amounts of money for Rockstar via microtransactions, and the mode remains hugely popular across all platforms (GTA5 is currently the fifth most-played game on Steam with, at the time of publication, 66,242 concurrent players).
Read on for more video games sales data.
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