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  2. Weeelcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 391 -- now featuring cardboard! This week, Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach sit down to discuss the newly announced Nintendo Labo. Also, Lily chimes in for the second half of the show, as the panel shares their thoughts about Darkest Dungeon, InnerSpace, and more! As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit that bell!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, leave us a comment, and give us a thumbs up or leave us a review! Listen to the Latest Episode of NVC Right Here Continue reading… View the full article
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  4. Reed Morano's next film may be taking place in a galaxy far, far away. During a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Morano mentioned she recently met with the head of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy. Morano did not reveal many details about her meeting with Kennedy, but Morano said the two spoke about adventure movies. "Any movie that I put my finger on that I loved when I was growing up was a movie that produced," Morano told THR. "Anyway, it was a great meeting. Obviously, I can't say anything about what else we were talking about." Morano offers no specifics on if certain projects were discussed as potential partnerships, but Lucasfilm also has Rian Johnson's upcoming Star Wars trilogy to consider, of which he is only confirmed to direct the first movie, and any other future Star Wars films following Episode IX's release. Continue reading… View the full article
  5. Playground Games, developer of the Forza Horizon series, is developing its next game with Xbox One X in mind. In an interview with Daily Star Online, creative director Ralph Fulton confirmed that Xbox One X will be the "lead platform" for Playground's next project, which is heavily rumored to be a new game in the Fable series. Reflecting on the studio's currently undisclosed project, Fulton said, "Ease of development in the Xbox One X's make up provides a really great development platform," Fulton said, "not just for that console but also the whole family of devices and even PC." He also asserted that focusing on the X as a development platform means all Xbox One family versions will see improvement. Continue reading… View the full article
  6. Over 100,000 people are receiving permanent bans in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The PUBG team discussed the decision on its dev blog, saying the investigation of cheaters has been the highest priority since launching version 1.0 on PC. "We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action," the PUBG team said. "This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. "Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it was clearly an attempt of compromising our game. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave." Continue reading… View the full article
  7. Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.2, Rise of a New Sun, will be launched on January 30. The patch will allow players to tackle the next arc in the Omega raid series, a new trial featuring the first of the legendary Four Lords, and two new dungeons. You can watch the new trailer below, and details are available on the Final Fantasy XIV site. The update will add Omega: Sigmascape, the next arc in the Omega raid series, which will feature familiar faces from Final Fantasy V. In the new high-level Trial, players will come face to face with Byakko, one of the Four Lords. The encounter will lead to a new series of side quests. Continue reading… View the full article
  8. This week Nintendo revealed its brand new and incredibly unique take on video game controllers, the Nintendo Labo. Labo is a fully buildable, almost entirely cardboard way to create and customize video game controllers by hand. We dug through the reveal trailer to find every little secret we could, so let’s take a look at what Labo is all about. 0:00-0:19 - Nintendo Labo’s pricing model is $70 for the Variety Kit, $80 for the Robot Kit. The Variety and Robot Kits both come with a physical copy of a Switch game containing Labo games and software, so it’s not like you’re spending $80 on cardboard. 0:24 - These cardboard kits pop out from their flat templates and fold together using notches, tabs and simple construction elements like string and rubber bands. You won’t need any glue to assemble these like a high end model kit. Continue reading… View the full article
  9. We might as well face it: 2018 looks as though it's going to be the year of the battle royale mode. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds made the concept wildly popular early last year, and later Fortnite bounced from relative obscurity to impressive numbers in its own right after the launch of its free battle royale map. This rapid adoption probably means it'll spread like wildfire much like survival games, horde modes, and MOBAs. Here’s a list of eight big games that could work with a battle royale mode. Given the large-scale nature of battles in the Star Wars universe, a free-for-all PVP map in Battlefront II could be amazing, provided EA stripped away faction requirements and let battle points stand in for loot drops. Or maybe they could add some proper loot that drops, PUBG-style, in a crate that falls from the sky. Admit it: nothing would be more deliciously perfect for this game than the sight of a hundred players fighting over loot boxes. Continue reading… View the full article
  10. Should Square Enix hold to the plans made last year, Kingdom Hearts III will finally release in 2018. And while that means we’re possibly less than 12 months away from the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, there’s still plenty we don’t know about the upcoming sequel. The last few weeks have changed that…possibly. While Square has not officially announced much about KH3 since the 1-2 punch of last year's D23 and E3 trailers, a series of “leaks” and rumored details about the game have been floating around in this temporary KH news drought. Continue reading… View the full article
  11. Two new titles were announced by NIS America parent company Nippon Ichi Software on January 18 through a Nintendo Direct-inspired livestream, where they also announced a remake of the original Disgaea and released more information regarding already announced titles such as The 25th Ward: The Silver Case. The company holds an annual contest called the Nippon Ichi Project Festival, where employees in any department can submit ideas for a game, with the winning idea actually being developed and released. Up until now it has given birth to titles like htoL#NiQ and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. This time around, the festival brings us Usotsukihime to Moumokuouji (which translates as The Lying Princess and the Blind Prince), which boasts a gorgeous hand-drawn art style inspired by picture books. Continue reading… View the full article
  12. I can play after my game vs HeavyHitter, which should be over by 9:30 pm ET or so if that works for ya.
  13. Compulsion Games has announced We Happy Few will be released a bit later than originally planned. The title, which was previously slated to launch on April 13, will now be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this summer. Compulsion Games also released a new developer video that offers a peek at the game's second playable character, Sally, and outlines what else is ahead for We Happy Few. Watch it below: The eerie survival adventure, set in a drug-addled dystopian 1960s England, needs some additional time for polish, after Compulsion made substantial changes to improve the first two hours of Arthur's story. "We went back to the drawing board and made a couple of big decisions: we brought forward a number of story moments, to get into the action faster, and also rebuilt the whole first island for Arthur," producer Sam Abbott explained. Continue reading… View the full article
  14. Stats page updated. had fallen a few games behind.
  15. Can you play tonight at the same time? @LynnRamos is there any way that you could play before 2 pm est or after 8 pm est?
  16. The Hearthstone World Championship Finals are happening right now in Amsterdam (you can watch them here), with 16 of the best players competing for the chance to become World Champion. It’s the first time the finals have taken place away from BlizzCon, with a massive event all their own, and it’s a reflection of just how focused Blizzard is on making Hearthstone a huge deal in the world of esports. To that end, these finals are the culmination of a year that saw the esports side of Hearthstone take a huge leap forward, with tournaments on the road to Amsterdam taking place all over the world, from the Bahamas to Shanghai. 2017 also introduced new Blizzard run series’ like the Hearthstone Global Games (HGG): a nation-based team competition unlike anything the game had seen before. Continue reading… View the full article
  17. Updated tracker: EFL Player Draft Pool_Tracker.xlsx
  18. KC Crushers ( @dazzo0007): Replace one ability on each defender with either Big Hit or HHT Replace one ability on four defenders with Strength Bonus Replace one ability on three defenders with Footsteps
  19. By evoking one of StarCraft’s most memorable Terran-vs-Zerg missions, the Early Access version of They Are Billions has caught onto a great idea: it’s a simple but high-stakes real-time strategy game of survival against an overwhelming, intensifying horde. With a randomized map throwing your plans into uncertainty and no ability to save and reload when things go wrong, every game is a tense turtling battle. Survival is the only way to play right now, though having played it extensively I’d be surprised if the eventual campaign on developer Numantian Games’ roadmap ends up being anything more than a tutorial for this centerpiece mode. It starts you in a dire situation: your mission-critical town center and a handful of units are completely surrounded by a horrifying number of shambling zombies. The early stages are a desperate race to build up your fledgling colony’s population while scouting the immediate surroundings, then clear and wall in as much territory as you can. Continue reading… View the full article
  20. Nintendo's Labo announcement yesterday came as a surprise to everyone, but the fact that its kits were made of cardboard was one of the funnier and unexpected parts for me. So, armed with nothing but a box, some tape, and an expensive gaming console, I set out to make my own cardboard Labo RC Car. I didn't just want to make one, I wanted to make one that works. You can see my semi-successful creation in action in the video above. I went through the announcement trailer (which you can watch below) and pulled out any images of the official RC car, and then tried to replicate it from those. To get it to vibrate I used the "Find Controller" option in the Switch menu, which lets you vibrate specific Joy-Con if you've lost them or can't tell which is which. Continue reading… View the full article
  21. Last week
  22. The NPD Group released its report for December 2017, with overall spending on gaming up 10% over the same period last year. The top-selling game for the month, by revenue, was Call of Duty: WWII. Call of Duty also took the title of the best-selling game of 2017. According to NPD, this is the eighth consecutive December in which a Call of Duty game came in at the top of sales. Call of Duty and Destiny were the top 2 selling games for last year. Nintendo was the overall leader in consumer spending for the month, with Activision Blizzard topping the same category for the year. Continue reading… View the full article
  23. The tension before you breach a room in Rainbow Six Siege is often palpable. I’ll place a charge on one door while our sniper Glaz watches the windows from outside, and then wait for our teammate playing Dokkaebi to distract the enemies with a phone call before blowing it wide open. Coordination is key, and working together to get the most out of each our Operators’ abilities can be even more valuable as landing a good headshot – though the headshots definitely help. Siege has come a long way since it launched two years ago (read our original Rainbow Six Siege review). A steady stream of new maps, operators, and cosmetic items - along with a heaping helping of bug fixes, balance changes, and stability improvements - have slowly transformed it into a much deeper competitive game, even if there are some growing pains that come along with that. Siege has always been a fun and challenging FPS, but as it enters its third year it has gained a pull that’s become hard to resist. Continue reading… View the full article
  24. See what new monster you can hunt, and when the beta starts. Get ready, it's very soon. View the full article
  25. Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN's weekly video game talk show. This week we're discussing Nintendo Labo, Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition, a new Alien game, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 467 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! YouTube channel and never miss a video. View the full article
  26. In the wake of Fortnite's incredible success, Epic Games has moved some members from the Paragon team over to work on its popular sandbox survival game. In a post on Reddit, Epic addressed the future of Paragon, explaining that while support for the title will continue, the studio is scaling back its focus on the free-to-play MOBA in favor of increasing its focus on Fortnite. "Progress has been slower lately for two reasons: First, the team's time is split between immediate improvements and longer-term efforts, so there's less visible progress," the studio explained. "Second, a number of Paragon team members jumped onto Fortnite to help sustain the game as it has grown far larger than anything in Epic's past." Continue reading… View the full article
  27. After eight years as Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg will depart the company in March, the publisher confirmed to IGN today. An Activision representative provided the following statement to IGN: After serving for eight years as the CEO of Activision, Eric Hirshberg has decided to leave the company at the conclusion of his contract on March 31st, 2018. Eric has had a great run, has delivered many historic successes and is departing on a high note after a great year in 2017. As of December 21, 2017, Call of Duty®: WWII and Destiny 2 were the #1 and #2 top-selling console games of 2017 in North America, based on revenue. Additionally, Call of Duty was the top video game franchise for the ninth year in a row in North America, and eight of the last nine years globally, based on revenue. Continue reading… View the full article
  28. Dragon Ball Fighterz includes special iconic easter egg scenes from the anime, watch every intro and finisher we've found so far. View the full article
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