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Tetris Battle Royale Game Now Available on Nintendo Switch


Yes, I'll take "headlines I never thought I'd type for $400, Alex?"

There's a new battle royale game available today. Keeping with the recent trend of surprise announcements leading into surprise releases comes Tetris 99. It's... it's a Tetris battle royale game. It's exclusive to those who subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service.

It's available now.

As the tweet says, "99 players enter, but only ones reigns supreme!" Sure! Why not? What's next? Pong battle royale? Sure, go for it! What about some Cup-and-ball battle royale...
 

Super Mario Maker 2 Announced for Switch, Releasing June 2019


As part of today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. They also revealed that it will be released this June.

The trailer, which you can see below, includes a look at some of the familiar gameplay. You can see that the trailer showcases some tilesets from games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario 3D Land. Nintendo says that this sequel will include "more tools, items, and features." One of the big additions is the ability to create slopes, a feature that wasn't present in...
 

Activision Blizzard Lays Off Nearly 800 Employees Right After Announcing 'Record Year'


This evening, Activision Blizzard began to inform numerous employees that they will be let go from the company. The layoffs started shortly after the conclusion of an earnings call made this afternoon. The company says that they will be eliminating 8% of its total staff. As of 2018, Activision Blizzard employed around 9,600 people. If this figure holds up, that means at least 770 people are now out of work.

Those impacted by the layoffs are spread out across multiple Activision Blizzard departments. This includes Activision's publishing division, Blizzard, High Moon, and King....
 

Apex Legends Surpasses 25 Million Players


It was only four days ago now that we told you about how Apex Legends hit the 10 million player count. It was at that time that we also learned the game had over one million concurrent players, which is another huge milestone.

Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment announced that Apex Legends has surpasses 25 million players. Not only that, but Vince Zampella revealed that the game has "well over 2 million" concurrent players. This milestone has been achieved in just one week of the game being made available to the public from Respawn and EA. Respawn's Vince Zampella...
 

Battlefield 5 Adds Combined Arms Co-op, Balancing, and More in Tomorrow's Update


A patch that is tentatively slated to be released tomorrow, February 12, will add in some new content and features for Battlefield 5 players. Some of these new features include a four-player co-op game mode called Combined Arms. The update will also add in DLSS support and better RTX support for those using supported cards.

DLSS is a new technology that, in simple terms, makes the game look better and perform better through machine learning. It's mainly useful for resolutions at 4K or better and should, in theory, constantly result in better performance and near identical...
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  • Far Cry New Dawn - New Trailer, Crafting Details, and More Gameplay Details Revealed


    A bunch of new details came out today from Ubisoft for the upcoming Far Cry New Dawn. This not-quite-a-full-fledged-follow-up to Far Cry 5 is on track for release on February 15 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

    Far Cry New Dawn takes place 17 years after the rather apocalyptic ending of Far Cry 5. Hope County is once again the main area that you will play in, but it's a Hope County that has been taken over by a lot of colorful wildlife, a group of scavengers called the Highwaymen, and plenty of ruins to fight through. You play as a man named Thomas Rush, a "captain...
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  • Resident Evil 2 Remake Launch Trailer

    Resident Evil 2 Remake Launch Trailer


    Resident Evil 2 is out this Friday, January 25 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. ...
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  • Wargroove Announces February 1 Release Date

    Wargroove Announces February 1 Release Date


    Wargroove has a release date scheduled for February 1 on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The PlayStation 4 version will be made available "soon." All versions of the game will retail for $19.99 (USD) at release.

    Wargroove is the latest from Chucklefish, the development studio that brought the world Starbound. At present, you can pre-order the Switch version or add the game to your Steam Wishlist. A new cinematic trailer for the game can be seen below along with additional details about the game. ...
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  • New Trailer for The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

    New Trailer for The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame


    A new trailer is out today for The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. This new trailer gives fans a look at Emmet, Lucy, and friends as they check out some new, unexplored worlds. The roster includes these heros along with over 100 new and returning characters like Batman, President Business, Benny, General Mayhem, and more.

    The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame will be out on February 26 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. ...
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  • Farming Simulator Dives into Esports with €250,000 League

    Farming Simulator Dives into Esports with €250,000 League


    When you think of farming simulators, you probably think about Esports and how the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. That seems to be precisely the mindset that GIANTS Software had when they created and announced the first ever Farming Simulator League.

    This league will begin its life with 10 tournaments held throughout Europe. Each competing team will be made up of three members. As the season draws to its conclusion, the best teams will compete for the title of "Farming Simulator Champion" and €100,000 in prizes. All of the tournaments will have their...
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  • New Trailer and Release Date Reveal for Upcoming RTS Bannermen

    New Trailer and Release Date Reveal for Upcoming RTS Bannermen


    Bannermen is an upcoming real-time strategy game from Pathos Interactive. The devs, alongside publisher 2tainment, released a new trailer today showing off the game. In addition to this new trailer, the two have also revealed that the game will be released on February 21, 2019 for the PC via Steam.

    What sets Bannermen apart from other RTS titles is the fact that is adds in some special magical spells in addition to the typical RTS gameplay. ...
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  • Yakuza Kiwami Launches on PC via Steam February 19

    Yakuza Kiwami Launches on PC via Steam February 19


    The Steam page for Yakuza Kiwami went up a long while back and the wait, at least for some users, has been a bit unbearable. Thankfully, development of the PC release has seemingly wrapped up because a release date was finally revealed and it is February 19, 2019.

    For $19.99, you too can experience the ending of the beginning of the franchise, since Kiwami picks up after the events that began the beginning in Yakuza 0, which came out on PC a few months ago.

    We have reviews up here at Total Gaming Network for both Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Sure, these reviews...
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  • New Metro Exodus Trailer Shows Off New Weapons and Mod System

    New Metro Exodus Trailer Shows Off New Weapons and Mod System


    A new trailer for Metro Exodus came out today, this time showcasing some of the new weapons that Artyom will get to use during his action-filled adventure. Another trailer?

    It feels like only the other week where we were given news about a special pre-order poster, the incredibly rare Metro Exodus Master Artyom Edition, the reveal of the game's photo mode, and the premiere of the Metro Exodus story trailer.

    According to 4A Games and Deep Silver, the weapon system has been completely overhauled from the previous game. For you, this translates into being able to...
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  • Life is Strange 2 Episode 2 'Rules' Launch Trailer

    Life is Strange 2 Episode 2 'Rules' Launch Trailer


    The launch trailer for Life is Strange 2 Episode 2 dropped today. The second episode is entitled "Rules" and will be released on Thursday, January 24 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

    Rules picks up a few months after the end of the first episode. Both Sean and Daniel are still on the run from the police after what happened in Seattle. In addition to being on the run, the two are trying to figure out just what the deal is with the newly discovered supernatural power.

    Episode 2 takes into account your save game from The Awesome Adventures of Captain...
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  • North American Street Fighter Pro League Esports Series Announced

    North American Street Fighter Pro League Esports Series Announced


    Capcom announced a new esports series for Street Fighter. It's aptly being called the "North American Street Fighter Pro League" and as the name implies, it's opening the doors to professionals and newcomers in North America. It will feature 3 vs 3 team battles in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition with up to six teams formed from a mix of players.

    The tentative start date for the North American Street Fighter Pro League will happen at some point this Spring....
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  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider 'The Nightmare' DLC is Out Now

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider 'The Nightmare' DLC is Out Now


    Some fresh content just dropped today for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The new DLC is called The Nightmare and it once again takes players back to Croft Manor. As expected, the DLC is "free" to those that already own the Season Pass for the game. It's also being sold separately on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.

    The Season Pass is still going for $29.99 (USD). Purchased on its own, this DLC will set you back just $4.99. In addition to the new content, this DLC comes alongside a new update to the game that adds in even more of the game's story tombs to...
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