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  1. Tombstone may join the roster of villains running rampant in Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game. On the official PlayStation site, Sony teased the classic Spider-Man villain in a small section of Daily Bugle Issue #2, in which fictional journalist Betty Brant warns readers of the hazards of a new street drug called Grave Dust. IGN's own Joshua Yehl drew comparisons between the article and the classic Spider-Man villain on Twitter: Continue reading… View the full article
  2. At this point, it's essentially common knowledge that Fortnite is an outrageously successful video game. But market research firm SuperData Research has now put another quantitative measure on just how successful Fortnite is. A new SuperData report (via GamesIndustry.biz) shows that Fortnite has made more than $1 billion off in-game purchases alone. The report also claimed Fortnite is only growing in popularity overall, with an upward trend since October 2017 that saw a huge spike in February that only started slowing in May while still continuing upwards. That slowed May growth was still good enough for a whopping $318 million in revenue. Continue reading… View the full article
  3. Director Keisuke Miyauchi speaks out about what went into making sure that Octopath Traveler would appeal to all players. View the full article
  4. During a recent shareholder's meeting, Nintendo's senior executive officer Susumu Tanaka is "looking to release around 20 to 30 indie games on Nintendo Switch per week." And while Nintendo has already made it clear indie success on the eShop is core to the Switch, are developers happy about this emphasis on more weekly releases, or do they see this as a cause for concern over Nintendo's digital storefront? A number of developers and publishers who have already published games via the Switch eShop, and may have future releases planned, spoke to IGN about Nintendo's endeavors. Representatives for Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), Devolver Digital, Image & Form (SteamWorld Dig 2), Team17, and more offered their takes on if this initiative may overcrowd the marketplace, if Nintendo can do anything to improve promotion on the eShop, and whether such a plan might affect these developers and publishers' interest in bringing games to the Switch. Continue reading… View the full article
  5. The Walking Dead is getting its first VR game next year. Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment have announced The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, which will launch worldwide in 2019. The game is set in New Orleans and will have players explore the flooded remains of a once vibrant city while dealing with other survivors. Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment will showcase the game's teaser art during Comic-Con in a come-to-life setting at the Harbor House Restaurant from July 18-July 21. More about Saints & Sinners will also be revealed during Skybound’s The Walking Dead livestream, which will be streamed on Twitch July 19 at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET and on July 21 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Continue reading… View the full article
  6. All six of the currently available expansions for World of Warcraft are now free to download and are included in the game's monthly fee. Blizzard announced the change to World of Warcraft's payment model on its blog along with the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch. All World of Warcraft subscribers have been automatically upgraded to the most recent expansion of the game, Legion, free of charge. This effectively opens all of the game's available expansions for the entire player base - that is, until Battle for Azeroth comes out next month. Continue reading… View the full article
  7. EA has unveiled Madden NFL 19's cover star, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. Considered one of the greatest wide receivers of all time, Brown graces the cover with a wide smile. He'll also be the cover athlete for the Madden NFL Overdrive mobile game. Madden NFL 19 cover featuring Antonio Brown, via Twitter. Continue reading… View the full article
  8. A Disney XD parody account tweeted the fake announcement of a Fortnite TV show leading many to believe a show is in the works, but don't get too excited -- the announcement isn't real. Even though the tweet was simple, it was enough to have it shared a few thousand times on Twitter. The fake announcement stated the show would premiere on August 12, 2019 and teased upcoming sneak peeks throughout the week. The parody account goes by the Twitter handle @DisnayXD and even uses a globe icon at the end of the username to trick careless users into thinking it's a verified account. The tweet gained enough attention to get addressed by an employee of Epic. Nick Chester tweeted condemning the tweet and anyone reporting it as fact, squashing any question that a TV show is being made. Continue reading… View the full article
  9. Developer Xaviant is shutting down The Culling 2, giving refunds to those who bought it. Xaviant is rebooting the original game as free-to-play as a result. In a video on Xaviant's official YouTube channel, director of operations Josh Van Veld issued an apology to fans of The Culling for the botched launch of The Culling 2 last week. The decision to pull the plug on The Culling 2 resulted from complaints over abandoning the original game, its decreased emphasis on melee combat, low server populations and more. "It's been difficult for us to wrap our heads around the entire situation," said Van Veld. "The Culling 2 was not a game that you asked for and it's not the game you expect as a worthy successor to The Culling." Continue reading… View the full article
  10. A Fortnite player discovered an enemy trapped with no escape and the video of the attempted rescue mission has sparked an outpouring of love and applause. Popular streamer Muselk found himself on the edge of the new desert biome of the Fortnite map where he discovered an enemy player stuck at the bottom of a cliff. Believing the opponent was out of materials, Muselk built a lengthy staircase down to save the poor fellow. A building limit found just above the enemy thwarted the daring plan. Continue reading… View the full article
  11. Funko, creators of the prolific Pop! figures, are teaming up with Epic Games to create merchandise based on the ever-popular Fortnite. Announced by Nasdaq, the Fortnite collection will feature over ten different product lines, including Pop! figures, Pint Size Heroes, Vynl figures, 5 Star figures, keychains, apparel and more. "We are thrilled to collaborate and partner with Epic Games to create the inaugural Fortnite product collection and to bring these characters to life for the first time," said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. Continue reading… View the full article
  12. Microsoft's plans for August's Gamescom include showcasing "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories," Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb announced today. The new hardware will be debuted during Microsoft's Gamescom edition of its Inside Xbox broadcast live from its booth on August 21 at 7:30 a.m. PDT. Naturally, Microsoft also plans to show off some features from its upcoming slate of Xbox games and "perhaps even a few surprises." Major Nelson said Microsoft's Gamescom lineup will include 25 games from various Xbox developers around the world like Forza Horizon 4 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Also appearing at the show will be a PUBG mode that's new to Xbox One and State of Decay 2's Daybreak pack, which releases in September. Continue reading… View the full article
  13. Super Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai, has spoken out about the reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In his column in Famitsu, translated via Siliconera, Sakurai said that he's "really glad" that the roster didn't leak ahead of the reveal because the game "wouldn’t have gotten the same reception," adding that the he has the feeling that announcing that all characters are playable "may have been a Pandora’s Box that could ruin possibilities for what’s next in the series.” Sakurai said it was "the first time I ever saw such a tremendous reception for just a game promo. The uproar was beyond encouraging." Continue reading… View the full article
  14. Alan Wake fans have been waiting a long time for a proper sequel, but they may never get one, and that goes double for Quantum Break fans. The reason, according to developer Remedy Entertainment, is Microsoft doesn't want to make them. "Considering our history... Alan Wake was really interesting but it was a collaboration with Microsoft. Due to certain reasons, it never got a sequel," Remedy CEO Tero Virtala told GamesIndustry.biz. "Quantum Break, also, we put a lot of effort into creating the world, the characters, the stories, but still it was Microsoft IP. They decided not to take it further. If we owned the IP, it's fully in our hands to decide how we create it, how we develop, what are the creative decisions that we take? And then maybe one day in the future, if it proves to be successful, it's again in our hands to decide what will be done. That was important for us." Continue reading… View the full article
  15. Capcom has shared more details on the upcoming Devil May Cry 5, saying it's aiming for a consistent 60 frames per second. According to an interview with the developer in Famitsu, via Silicon Era, while the goal for the team is photorealism combined with "tight Capcom play control", hitting a consistent 60 fps is also a focus, to nail the high-speed combat associated with the series. However, Capcom stated the photorealism graphics will affect the motion cancel mechanic, saying it would look strange and calling it “the uncanny valley of action.” As a result, players will still be able to input motion cancel in DMC 5, but it won't skip the animation. The developers are continually trying to offset the new look of the game with gameplay responsiveness. Continue reading… View the full article
  16. Bandai Namco has announced that Base Goku and Base Vegeta will be coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ early next month. Silicon Era reports Base Goku and Base Vegeta will be added to Dragon Ball FighterZ's roster in early August, joining their other iterations in game. The characters follow May's Fused Zamasu and Super Saiyan Blue Vegito in DLC Pack 2. Continue reading… View the full article
  17. For the past two decades, the WarioWare series has been Nintendo's excuse to let its developers run wild and design some of its weirdest and creative concepts, and WarioWare Gold is no exception. Featuring a solid mix of over 300 new and returning micrograms, WarioWare Gold is like a mixtape that showcases some of Nintendo's most inventive yet extremely bizarre ideas, and it's all held together by an even crazier story. Along with the help of friends, Wario is out to make his fortune by setting up his own video game competition, which is fitting for a game that's all about playing through a seemingly endless amount of lightening-fast experiences. Each of Wario's friends offers their own set of microgames, each of which ends with a slightly longer, more challenging boss stage. While I didn't get a chance to play through all 300 microgames, I can say that the 30 or so I played were incredibly fun and unique. Continue reading… View the full article
  18. A fan project to bring the famously-deleted P.T. to PC has been forced into cancellation by Konami, but the developer of the remake has been offered an internship at the company. Hideo Kojima's cancelled Silent Hills teaser has had a number of remakes, but a recent example, 'PT for PC' by 17 year-old developer Qimsar, was looking pretty impressive - and close to being finished. Unfortunately the project has been shut down by Konami due to "legal issues", but in an update, Qimsar says that he has been offered an internship at the publisher, working with its EU, US and Japanese offices. On top of the internship, Konami is hooking up Qimsar with some merch and video games. Continue reading… View the full article
  19. Everything you need to know about jobs, second jobs, and skills in Octopath Traveler. View the full article
  20. The land of Ooo has flooded and out there be pirates. It’s up to Finn and Jake to find out how things got so whack and bust up a few dinguses while they’re at it. Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion attempts to mix the world and humor of the Cartoon Network series with a competent but simple turn-based RPG, but never manages to be all that great at either. The charm of the TV show is never fully realised and the action is a bit too basic to offer any real depth. Younger fans will probably find this an accessible adventure with characters they love but for older, more experienced players it’s missing both challenge and interesting exploration. Finn and Jake start out on the never-before-seen Ocean of Ooo after their home mysteriously floods overnight. The map gives the illusion of vastness, presenting itself as open with islands dotted here and there, almost akin to The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. In practice, it feels more like an overworld map, or a hub for smaller levels. Instead of letting you freely explore the islands, each one has a set path with linear puzzles to complete. Worse, it takes so long to get from one island to another across the almost barren waters that it becomes less of an open world and more of an empty-feeling one. Continue reading… View the full article
  21. How well can a game that looks like it came from the SNES era sell in 2018? Well, it's been less than a week since the release of Octopathe Traveler and even Square Enix didn't know how wildly popular it would become. Physical copies have already sold out in most stores around the world, and in the UK it's currently ranking third on the national sales charts. It's not very often that a JRPG makes a dent on the national sales charts and reaches mainstream success. The last game to do so was highly modernized Persona 5 on PS4, which placed second on US NPD sales charts within the first week of its release. So why is Octopath Traveler, a JRPG that looks like it came straight out of the SNES era selling so well so well in 2018? Well, here's what Director Keisuke Miyauchi had to say in Nintendo's latest blog post about what went into making sure that Octopath Traveler would appeal to all players. Continue reading… View the full article
  22. Bazooka-toting good old boy Hurk is the funniest character in Far Cry 5, and the Lost On Mars expansion is basically a 10-hour comedy showcase for his hillbilly humor set to some forgettable alien blasting. While Far Cry is usually known for open worlds with a lot of gameplay systems that mix and swirl together to create spontaneous insanity, the barren wasteland of Mars doesn’t provide opportunity for much of anything interesting to happen. But hey, there are some pretty good Star Wars prequel jokes. While Far Cry 5 tells a story that – at its heart – is pretty serious, we’re in straight up goofball territory here. A cheap-looking opening cutscene establishes how you, playing as the pilot Nick Rye, and Hurk arrived on Mars to prevent an alien invasion, and how Hurk became the second talking severed head sidekick in a game this year. After that, you’re sent about the straightforward work of shooting Starship Troopers-style alien bugs and collecting body parts. Continue reading… View the full article
  23. Ahead of Spyro's San Diego Comic-Con 2018 showing, IGN has an exclusive look at gameplay from the Ripto's Rage remake featured in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Check out the video above for a full five-minute playthrough of the "Colossus" level from Ripto's Rage. The playthrough includes the level's opening cutscene, the reimagined take on the classic score, and a look at how the monks of the level are dealing with their yeti issues. The level offers one of our first looks at the updates being made to Ripto's Rage for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, following another level's debut via the PlayStation Blog. "Colossus" will be familiar to Spyro fans for its hockey minigame, as these monks are quite serious about their love of the sport. And the level playthrough Continue reading… View the full article
  24. Bethesda has opened up social media accounts for their upcoming sci-fi game Starfield on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Bethesda announced the accounts on Twitter, plugging the game's official website as well. All that exists on any of the accounts is the initial reveal teaser of the game shown off at E3, though with these accounts going up, new content could be following. Continue reading… View the full article
  25. A Sea of Thieves player captured a once in a lifetime moment straight of a pirate nightmare. Reddit user ClawofChaos was sailing with his crew when the unthinkable happened… his crew was attacked by the Megalodon AND the Kraken at the same time. While it’s not unusual to find yourself wrapped up in the slimy embrace of the Kraken, or hunted by the angry mega shark on the Sea of Thieves, the coordinated sea-monster Blitzkrieg is incredibly rare. But it gets weirder. Turns out the two monsters don’t have much love for one another either. In the above clip, there’s an insane moment where the Megalodon moves in to ram the ship just as the Kraken slams its tentacle over the deck and… effectively punches the shark in the face. Continue reading… View the full article