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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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  • 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....
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  • Assassin's Creed III Remastered Releases March 29

    Assassin's Creed III Remastered Releases March 29


    Ubisoft revealed today that Assassin's Creed III Remastered will be released on March 29 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This release will feature 4K and HDR capabilities on the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC versions of the game. All versions include higher resolution textures, a new graphics engine, and other graphical improvements. They event improved some gameplay mechanics in this release.

    Does it fix the obnoxiously long intro/tutorial section that essentially makes up the first third of the game?

    This release does include the full base game,...
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  • Launch Trailer for Degrees of Separation

    Launch Trailer for Degrees of Separation


    A launch trailer for the upcoming 2D puzzle platformer, Degrees of Separation, was released today ahead of the game's launch on February 14, 2019. The game will take you through various stages of a relationship throughout its narrative.

    Degrees of Separation is slated to be released on the 14th for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam. It's being developed by Moondrop and published by Modus Games.

    The story is written by industry veteran Chris Avellone (Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II). It will retail for $19.99...
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  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC 'The Price of Survival' is Out Now

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC 'The Price of Survival' is Out Now


    The latest DLC release for Shadow of the Tomb Raider was released today. It's called "The Price of Survival." I'm sure the price of survival is quite high, but the price you'll be paying for this Survival is only $4.99 (or $29.99 for the Season Pass).

    The Price of Survival is out for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. This DLC follows "The Nightmare" DLC that was released near the end of January. ...
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  • World War Z Release Date Set for April 16

    World War Z Release Date Set for April 16


    We've been seeing a lot of media these past few months for the upcoming World War Z from Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive. The problem was, we didn't really have any sort of release date outside of a vague "2019" window.

    Today, we were finally given a release date. That date is April 16, 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Pre-orders are now open for your platform of choice. Plus, all pre-orders will get a "free" Lobo Weapon Pack. This in-game loot drop includes golden skins for three weapons: ARK-103 assault...
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  • Apex Legends Surpasses 25 Million Players

    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...
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  • 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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  • Paradox Potentially Teasing New Vampire: The Masquerade Game via Dating App ARG


    This one is coming at you hot and fast from PC Gamer. A new report from the digital magazine suggests that Paradox Interactive is possibly teasing a new Vampire: The Masquerade game via a fake dating app.

    The app is called Tender and it's claim to fame is a "soulmate algorithm." You can even sign into it using your existing Paradox account. And I wouldn't worry too much about actually getting matched with someone. Even their announcement video seems to indicate that things are not as they seem with Tender.

    When you first sign into the app, it asks for...
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  • Metro Exodus 'Artyom's Nightmare' Trailer

    Metro Exodus 'Artyom's Nightmare' Trailer


    Look, I cannot recall if I already posted this trailer or not. Chances are, I probably missed this last week when it actually came out. However, we're in the here and now and I can't just go and alter history, so I'm posting it for you today. This here is a new trailer for Metro Exodus. If you already watched it, then it's obviously not new, but do spare me the semantics.

    4A Games and Deep Silver call this one "Artyom's Nightmare" and it is a CGI animated short. It serves as a "dream-like prologue to the events of Metro Exodus."

    The game itself...
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  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season Collector's Pack Now Available for Pre-Order


    With the fourth and final episode coming up on March 26 for The Walking Dead: The Final Season, it's now time to think about pre-ordering the Collector's Pack. Those who have not purchased the game at all but want to, should probably take a look at this.

    This pack will include the entirety of The Walking Dead: The Final Season as well as two special items that are only available in this Collector's Pack. The Collector's Pack, only purchasable from Skybound.com include:
    • AJ Pin from Yesterdays: Wear AJ as your badge of honor with this custom enamel pin.
    • AJ Figure: Keep AJ
    ...
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  • Jump Force Launch Week Begins with New Trailer

    Jump Force Launch Week Begins with New Trailer


    The last I checked, there have been roughly 7 million videos released so far for Jump Force. My count may be off by a little bit. However, the videos keep on coming with the launch of the game rapidly approaching.

    Today, we get a new trailer for the game. It doesn't show off any one character in particular. Instead, it highlights "the diverse roster of iconic manga heroes and villains as they go toe-to-toe against each other for the fate of our world and theirs."

    Jump FOrce is slated to arrive on February 15 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via...
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