Respawn Apologizes For Apex Legends Lootbox Controversy

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Apex Legends’ recent Iron Crown event, which let players play in solo mode for the first time, also had a number of cosmetics alongside its festivities called the Iron Crown Collection. These new cosmetics were exclusive to the event and only attainable through lootboxes, which were more expensive than your run-of-the-mill lootboxes. Moreover, some lootboxes, […]

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Your View Inside of Atlus’ Amazing Art Exhibit Dedicated to Persona 5 and Catherine

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If there’s one word that’s associated with the Persona series, it’s stylish. A big part of that is thanks to character designer Shigenori Soejima and his esteemed art team. With Catherine: Fully Body and Persona 5 Royal on the horizon, Atlus celebrated the upcoming titles and their gorgeous designs in style, holding an art exhibit […]

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Dragon Age 4’s Lead Producer Leaves BioWare

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While Dragon Age 4 does not officially have a name yet, it does officially have a developer leaving it. In the second high-profile departure from BioWare this week, the game’s lead producer has announced on social media late last night that he has left the studio after 12 years. Fernando Melo, who acted as senior […]

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Superhot Leaked For Switch

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It’s hard to pin down a genre for Superhot, the first-person puzzle-melee-shooter action game from developers at the Superhot Team. The game originally released in 2016, with a VR version following not long after, but the intense style and innovative gameplay ideas made the high-concept title a big hit with a lot of fans. It now […]

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Persona 5 Royal Releasing In The West In Spring, New Overview Trailer

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At today’s Atlus Art Show, the developer and Sega subsidiary showed off art from their games, including Persona. It made sense, then, as a place to announce a release window for Persona 5 Royal in the west, as the revision of 2017’s massive JRPG has not had anything narrowed down past just the year of […]

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Driver’s License Mission And New Characters

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When Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was named and officially shown off at E3 earlier this year, none of the footage showed anything past the Frieza Saga. In a game about Goku’s life, it makes some sense that it would at least go through the part where he becomes a Super Saiyan, but fans were concerned […]

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Super Mario Bros. Movie Getting Unofficial Extended Edition

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I have very distinct memories of talking my parents into letting me go see the Super Mario Bros. movie in 1993 and, all of seven years-old, walking out of the theater trying to convince myself I liked it. The film has gained a cult following over the last 18 years, more for its mockable qualities than its […]

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Pokémon Masters Is Exactly What You’d Expect From A Pokémon Mobile Game In 2019

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Publisher: The Pokemon Company Developer: DeNA Release: 2019 Platform: iOS, Android As an offshoot/part-subsidiary of/separate entity from Nintendo, the Pokémon Company has been experimenting with mobile spinoffs of its mainline series for a while now, including Pokémon Go, Magikarp Jump, Pokémon Quest, and more.  Pokémon Masters, the company’s next attempt to capitalize on the Pokémon […]

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What To Watch This Weekend: Call Of Duty, Halo 3 And Pokémon

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Dota 2‘s International tournament has begun! We’re still in the group stages to determine who will start the playoffs where, but we’ve already had some pretty good matches on a semi-new patch. It’s a whole week of Dota! (Stream / Schedule) The Pokémon World Championships has events this weekend for the trading card game, Ultra Sun […]

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Mortal Kombat Movie Finds Its Jax, Mileena, Liu Kang, And Thunder God Raiden

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The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, a new stab at the video game license in movie form a few decades after it last saw theatrical success, is currently eyeballing production. Before you start filming, though, you need a cast, and the movie has just grabbed itself a few key roles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Liu […]

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Weekend Warrior – The Time Has Come

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The internship term has finally come to an end. The interns are now the outterns. It has been a blast writing for you all over our three-month stint, but we aren’t done quite yet! We still have video games to play! This weekend we’re sending folks to Gamescom across the seas, but we’ll also be […]

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Epic Won’t Remove Mech From Fortnite Because It Gives Anyone A Chance To Win

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Since season 10 debuted in Fortnite with a battle between a mecha and a kaiju, mechs have become a bit of a thing in the game’s battle royale mode. This hasn’t been to everyone’s taste, however, as whoever gets access to the B.R.U.T.E. mech tends to rack up kills in a way that seems pretty […]

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Replay – The Blair Witch Trilogy

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Click here to watch embedded media In 1999, Haxan Films released one of the most successful independent films of all time: The Blair Witch Project. About a year later, three video game companies embarked on an epic journey to create a trilogy around the film’s Lore. Those companies were never seen from again. Join Andrew […]

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The Coolest Stuff We Saw At The 2019 Pokémon World Championships

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The Pokémon World Champions are upon us! The event hosts several competitive events (for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Ultra Sun & Moon, Pokkén, and Pokémon Go), but it’s also a fairly large convention of its own, where fans of Pokémon can meet up, play a few games, lounge around, or visit the Pokémon Center […]

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Halo Infinite’s Creative Director Leaves 343

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It’s a bit hard to believe that Halo Infinite was first teased over a year ago at E3 and still won’t be released until the next Xbox console comes around. That development time may in part be due to giving 343 time to get on its feet regarding a major shakeup within the team. As […]

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Looking Back On The Ghosts Of Luigi’s Mansion

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Luigi has starred in a few games of his own since his inception as a regular player two, but none of his games have been as popular as the Luigi’s Mansion games. Although it’s great that Luigi has a series all his own in which he saves Mario for a change, he isn’t technically the […]

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Grandia HD Collection’s Launch Trailer Shows The Switch Version’s Improvements

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Publisher: Gungho Online Entertainment Developer: GungHo Release: August 16, 2019 Platform: Switch Grandia HD Collection was announced for Switch some time ago, but its release date kind of snuck up on people. GungHo announced fairly recently that the game would be hitting Switch today and Grandia 1, which had not been on PC before, would […]

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5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

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There has been no shortage of romance in video games over the years, especially when it comes to RPGs. Exploring romantic options can help mix things up and add another layer to the experience. With a love interest, it feels like more is at stake on your journey because you care about someone. Not only […]

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Australian Smash Bros. Tournament Bans Hero From Competitive Play

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When Dragon Quest’s Hero was first detailed by director Masahiro Sakurai last month, some fans had a lot of concern about the character’s competitive viability. While some character incorporate random elements into their gameplay, Hero’s mechanics are a nod to Dragon Quest’s RPG mechanics and tend to center on a random number generator. The competitive […]

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Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Releasing In October

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Despite being revealed just a few months ago in June, Playtonic has insisted that their Yooka-Laylee 2D semi-sequel was remarkably close to being finished. It turns out they weren’t lowballing it, as the game is coming out in just a few months. A playful tweet from Playtonic says that the Donkey Kong Country-inspired platformer will […]

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Madden Tops July Sales, Though Switch Exclusives Mostly Dominate Software Charts

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Summer months are traditionally pretty slow for games sales, though that might be a chicken-and-egg scenario where publishers try not to aim for July because they fear slow sales. Madden, which comes out in early August and is tracked within the July period by the NPD, is often the starting pistol for new game releases […]

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Why Paralives Is Looking To Be The Sim’s New Rival

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Paralives is an upcoming indie life simulation that is shaping up to be the first worthy alternative to The Sims. Players build their dream house, create characters, and manage their lives with as few limitations as possible. Imagine houses that can be square or curved, stairs leading to anywhere in any direction, and curtains or […]

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Classic Doom Ports No Longer Require A Bethesda Login

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Just a few weeks ago during Quakecon, Bethesda surprise-released three classic Doom games on modern platforms all of a sudden. Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 were all made available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and iOS, but with some small caveats. One of those was that the games required Bethesda logins to play, […]

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A Hat In Time Receives Release Date For Nintendo Switch

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Nearly a year ago, developer Gears for Breakfast announced A Hat in Time would come to the Nintendo Switch “soon.” It’s a bit of a stretch to say they kept that promise, but nonetheless, we now have a release date for the title through Amazon, as well as details on additional features. The physical version of […]

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New Gameplay Today – Astral Chain

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Click here to watch embedded media Hey! Astral Chain is kind of weird! Platinum Games’ Switch exclusive blends Batman-style detective work with the kind of high-octane combat the studio is best known for. Also, you have a bunch of buddies that you can summon at will, and use its chain leash to trip up the bad […]

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Anthem Lead Ben Irving Leaves Bioware

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There have been a lot of questions about the state of Anthem, Bioware’s multiplayer online shooter, since its release earlier this year. Those questions have only intensified as rumors of Bioware’s head studio in Edmonton has moved on to Dragon Age while shuffling the game off to Bioware Austin, under the watchful eyes of Chad […]

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Review – In The Land Of Gods And Monsters

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Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Release: July 2, 2019 Reviewed on: PC Also on: PlayStation 4, Mac Over the years, expansions have continually infused new life into Final Fantasy XIV, helping it become the best modern Final Fantasy experience. Shadowbringers continues the trend, and while it suffers with strict adherence to old-school MMORPG structure, […]

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7 Fighting Game Characters That Break The Mold (And How)

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Ah, fighting games. For many, many years, these games have pit two (or more) players against each other, along with their knowledge of matchups, counter-picks, combos, and spacing. Games like these are contingent on balance between the characters and their gameplay relationships to other fighters; however, sometimes fighting game characters can have unique mechanics that […]

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GI Show – Borderlands 3, No Man’s Sky Beyond, Call Of Duty 4 Game Club

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Click here to watch embedded media Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week’s episode, we share new impressions of playing as Fl4k in Borderlands 3 and talk about Hello Games’ bold release of No Man’s Sky Beyond. Then we take a trip to the past and talk about Double Fine’s Rad and why […]

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Professional Street Fighter Player Gllty Banned From Capcom Tournaments Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Shortly after Evo, the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, took place a few weeks ago, a number of stories started coming forth from participants and attendees. Multiple women came forward with allegations that gllty, a professional Street Fighter player named Leah Hayes with a significant fan following and a number of high placements under her […]

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