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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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  • Fortnite Labelled As "Addictive": Thoughts

    Fortnite Labelled As "Addictive": Thoughts

    Fortnite has dominated the gaming industry in recent months, pulling in millions upon millions of players seemingly every day. Available across everything from PlayStation 4,Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, to PC, iOS and Android, the accessibility of this first-person shooter, battle royale-style game has helped drive it into the hands of children and young adults across not just the UK or USA, but the globe. In fact, we’ve seen numbers rise from just 1 million players in August 2017, to an incredible 125 million recorded in June 2018. However, with so many gamers picking up their console controllers, clicking at their mouse or tapping away at their screens, Fortnite has been under fire in recent months rega...
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  • Devil May Cry 5 Has Microtransactions. So What?

    Devil May Cry 5 Has Microtransactions. So What?

    Over the weekend, the Internet lost its collective mind, as it tends to do, over Bowsette Peachowser the revelation that Devil May Cry 5 will have microtransactions. These microtransactions will allow you to get a bunchy of Red Orbs, the series equivalent to experience orbs. The microtranactions are there as a way to fast-track your ability to unlock new moves in the game.

    GameSpot first noticed the microtransactions during some hands on time with Devil May Cry 5 during the Tokyo Game Show. They asked the game's director Hideaki Itsuno what the deal was with them.
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  • Cabela Bringing Hunting and Fishing to Nintendo Switch

    Cabela Bringing Hunting and Fishing to Nintendo Switch

    If you own a Nintendo Switch and are a bit envious of your PlayStation 4 and Xbox One buddies, fret no more because you will also get a chance to hunt and fish! Only, instead of it being in Red Dead Redemption 2, it will be in a couple of Cabela titles.

    Both Cabela's The Hunt: Championship Edition and Bass Pro Shops The Strike: Championship Edition will be released on the Switch in North America on October 23rd. Each game will retail for $39.99 (USD) on their own. Alternatively, you can get each one in their own bundles for $49.99 that includes the game and a special peripheral controller, that being either the Bullseye Pro or the Power Cast Rod & Reel. ...
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  • Sword Art Online Celebrates Five Years with Four New Announcements

    Sword Art Online Celebrates Five Years with Four New Announcements

    Five years of Sword Art Online have come and gone and the franchise is still kicking. Bandai Namco announced four different Sword Art Online related pieces of news this past weekend at the 2018 Tokyo Game Show and now I am sharing them with you.

    What are we looking at here? We're looking at news about a new expansion for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet called Dissonance of the Nexus. We're looking at the Complete Edition of that game being announced. We're looking at Sword Art Online: Lost Song coming to Steam. And we're also looking at the release of the franchise on the Nintendo Switch.
    Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, Dissonance
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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Has About 200 Species of Animal for You to Hunt and Skin

    Rockstar would like to inform you that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have about 200 species of animals, birds, and fish. All of these creatures will "behave and respond to their environment in a unique way."

    I am assuming that every single one of these animals will be able to be hunted, killed, and skinned. It just wouldn't feel right if you couldn't do that in a Red Dead Redemption sequel.

    Rockstar also passes along word that there are 19 different breeds of horses that you will be able to find in the world. These 19 breeds will have "59 different styles of coat" and you will be able to customize the crap out of them. I am assuming you cannot hunt these, but maybe just maybe.
    Deer, bison and pronghorn traverse the plains in large herds, scavengers quickly sniff out carrion, sockeye salmon
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  • Android 17 Officially Added to Dragon Ball FighterZ Roster

    Android 17 Officially Added to Dragon Ball FighterZ Roster

    Another combatant is entering the fight in Dragon Ball FighterZ. That fighter, if you didn't reads the big line above this, is none other than Android 17.
    During his initial introduction into the DRAGON BALL universe, Android 17 was known to be a reckless anarchist, a trouble maker, and a real heel. After experiencing death and being brought back to life by Shenron, his brush with great-beyond caused Android 17 to take-on a life of peace and obscurity.
    Also, Bandai Namco passes along word that players will be able to unlock a the content of the Z Capsule in preparation for the upcoming Halloween event. You can open these Z Cap...
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  • Troy Baker Introduced in New Death Stranding Trailer

    Troy Baker Introduced in New Death Stranding Trailer

    It looks like Ocelot a mysterious masked man was introduced this weekend to Death Stranding. Hideo Kojima and his crew at Kojima Productions showed off a new trailer during their Tokyo Game Show 2018 presentation. The new footage shows off a masked character voiced by none other than Troy Baker.

    I mean, it's only about a minute long but it does introduce yet another new character to the game. Other than this, we still don't really know much about Death Stranding in the slightest....
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  • Telltale Games Reportedly Laid Off Most Employees Today (Updated)

    Telltale Games Reportedly Laid Off Most Employees Today (Updated)

    Reports started to come in that Telltale Games, the development studio behind adventure titles like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, was hit with a huge number of layoffs today.

    The studio, which has been actively developing and releasing The Walking Dead: The Final Season, is reportedly down to just 25 employees. In early to mid-2017, over 300 people were said to be employed at the studio. And to those who may be confused, I'm not talking about 25% of the staff remaining. I'm talking about just 25 individuals. The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season came out just last month. The second episode is still slated to be released next week. Layoffs pre...
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  • Jump Force Collector's Edition, Season Pass, and Closed Beta Announcements

    Jump Force Collector's Edition, Season Pass, and Closed Beta Announcements

    It's been a busy day for Jump Force. Bandai Namco announced three different pieces of information for that game today that include a Collector's Edition reveal, a Season Pass announcement, and word about a closed beta.

    Thankfully, all of this can be condensed down into a paragraph and some bullet points.
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  • Live streaming has changed the face of gaming and it's only just got started

    Live streaming has changed the face of gaming and it's only just got started


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  • You Can Now Download PS4 and PS2 Games with PlayStation Now

    You Can Now Download PS4 and PS2 Games with PlayStation Now

    PlayStation Now is Sony's online streaming service that allows you to pay to play a variety of PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 titles. Up until now, the only way to play these PlayStation Now titles was to stream the games online. You can understand how this might be an issue if your Internet connection sucks.

    It is perhaps a good thing that Sony just announced that PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 4 titles offered through PlayStation Now can now be downloaded locally to your system! This should eliminate any response latency and other issues related to streaming games online. Sadly, this doesn't apply to PlayStation 3 titles. ...
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