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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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  • God of War Won the 22nd Annual DICE Awards

    God of War Won the 22nd Annual DICE Awards


    The headline reads that God of War won all of the 22nd annual DICE awards as if they took home every award at the show. Well, the game and the team at Sony Santa Monica kind of, almost did precisely that.

    Much like our very own and very prestigious game of the year, DICE also determined that God of War was the best game of 2018. In total, God of War won nine different awards at the show. The only other game to take home more than one award last night was Celeste, which won two awards including the Independent Game of the Year.

    The full list of winners in each...
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  • Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Now Available

    Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Now Available


    Civilization VI, of the Sid Meier variety, has a new expansion out today. It's called Gathering Storm, which is a good thing because this expansion is mostly about a very active planet with many environmental challenges.

    This expansion includes new Environmental Effects (they capitalized it this way), new Engineering Projects, and Consumable Resources for players to wrap their strategic minds around. This is being called the "largest ever" expansion released in the entire history of the Civilization franchise. Because in addition to the whole environmental stuff,...
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  • Pre-order The Division 2 and Get a Free Game from Ubisoft

    Pre-order The Division 2 and Get a Free Game from Ubisoft


    This is a nice little thing that Ubisoft is doing for The Division 2 pre-orders. If you pre-order the PC version of the game, you can get one of three free games at no extra charge. Yes, saying "free game at no extra charge" is redundant.

    The games being offered are Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Far Cry Primal. Here are the details about this deal. ...
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  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Direct Trailer

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Direct Trailer


    A new trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses came out today during this evening's Nintendo Direct. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It will come in both a standalone release and a "Seasons of Warfare Edition." Both will be out on July 26. ...
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening Remake Announced for Nintendo Switch

    The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening Remake Announced for Nintendo Switch


    Nintendo shocked their fans today with a surprise announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening remake for the Nintendo Switch. The classic was originally released for the Game Boy over 25 years ago.

    The game is targeting a 2019 release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. A bit more than a simple remake, this release of Links Awakening will be closer to a "re-imagining" of the original. The most obvious change is the unique visual style seen in the gameplay sections of the announcement trailer.

    I'm sure we'll have more on this one in the weeks...
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  • Final Fantasy IX Out Now on Nintendo Switch

    Final Fantasy IX Out Now on Nintendo Switch


    It took just 19 years, but Final Fantasy IX is finally available on a Nintendo platform. Today marks the release of Final Fantasy IX on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo released this launch trailer today as part of their most recent Nintendo Direct.

    Update: Square Enix also mentions that it's also out now for the Xbox One. ...
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  • Tetris Battle Royale Game Now Available on Nintendo Switch

    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...
    See more | Go to post

  • Super Mario Maker 2 Announced for Switch, Releasing June 2019

    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...
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  • Days Gone 'Wedding' Trailer

    Days Gone 'Wedding' Trailer


    Bend Studio released a new wedding themed trailer for Days Gone today. The game itself is full of zombies and this trailer focuses on the main character's wedding. Gosh, I'm sure nothing will possibly go wrong in the time between this wedding and the events of the game. ...
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  • Resident Evil 2 Free DLC 'The Ghost Survivors' Releases February 15

    Resident Evil 2 Free DLC 'The Ghost Survivors' Releases February 15


    According to the PlayStation Blog, the free "Ghost Survivors" DLC for Resident Evil 2 will be released on February 15. This is the date it will appear on the PlayStation 4, but I'm also going to assume this is the date other platforms will get it as well. I don't believe Sony has any timed exclusive on this content, but you can never be too sure.

    This DLC includes a few "what if" scenarios that tasks you with trying to survive with some of the characters you met throughout the main campaign. These include characters like Kendo, the gun shop owner. It also...
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  • THQ Acquires Kingdom Come: Deliverance Developer Warhorse Studios

    THQ Acquires Kingdom Come: Deliverance Developer Warhorse Studios


    THQ Nordic AB just picked up Warhorse Studios, the Prague based development studio that released Kingdom Come: Deliverance in early 2018.

    This news is accompanied by word that the game has sold 2 million copies across all platforms. It also happens to be almost exactly one year since the game was initially released.

    The acquisition by THQ Nordic/Koch Media includes the entirety of the Warhorse development studio, including controversial owner Daniel Vávra, plus all intellectual property rights. Given this acquisition and the recent moves by Koch Media, I'm assuming...
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