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Month: March 2022

E3 2022 Is Completely Cancelled, Digital Included

E3 2022 Is Completely Cancelled, Digital Included

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E3 has been completely canceled this year, IGN reports with further confirmation by VentureBeat.   In a statement to VentureBeat, the Entertainment Software Association, which organizes E3, said the following: "We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19. Today, we announce that there will also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022." The ESA announced in January that a physical convention would not take place but an online-only version was still a possibility. Today's news broke when IGN’s Rebekah Valentine confirmed the contents of an email sent to Razor PR lead Will Powers, who tweeted that it stated a digital E3 was no longer happening as well. It appears these emails were sent to all of the ESA’s partner...
Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest Will Continue This Year, Starts In June

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest Will Continue This Year, Starts In June

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As the smoldering ashes of what was to be the now completely canceled E3 2022 event slowly extinguish, video resident baron of exclusive reveals, Geoff Keighley, is quick to promote his Summer Game Fest will indeed continue this year. In a tweet sent out this afternoon, Keighley confirmed Sumer Game Fest would take place in June with a big Kickoff Live show and more events to follow through the subsequent months. His full tweet reads:  Excited to share that @SummerGameFest will return this June with a slate of events. We'll be producing another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news and first looks. Much more to share in the coming weeks, along with some very cool new elements for '22. pic.twitter.com/jjXLG8Xueh — Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 31, 2022 "Excited t...
Heart Machine Announces Hyper Light Breaker, Enters Early Access In 2023

Heart Machine Announces Hyper Light Breaker, Enters Early Access In 2023

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Heart Machine, the development studio behind Hyper Light Drifter and Solar Ash has revealed its next project titled Hyper Light Breaker. Breaker, which was announced on G4 this afternoon, is a new game set within the Hyper Light universe, where players will enter early access next year. Unlike Drifter, Breaker will be a 3D action title with cooperative gameplay. According to creative director Alx Preston, this new adventure is not a direct sequel to Drifter. Click here to watch embedded media The Steam page for Hyper Light Breaker offers this description for the game:  "​​​​​​Enter the Overgrowth, a new land in the world of Hyper Light. Play alone or with friends to explore massive biomes, defeat brutal monsters, create new builds, survive the mysterious Crowns and overthrow the...
Obi-Wan Kenobi Premiere Gets Small Delay, First Two Episodes Available On Day One

Obi-Wan Kenobi Premiere Gets Small Delay, First Two Episodes Available On Day One

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Obi-Wan Kenobi was slated to premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, May 25, but the hotly anticipated Star Wars series has been pushed back.  Thankfully, the delay is a short one. The show now begins Friday, May 27. In a video announcing the update, the man himself, Ewan McGregor, dropped the bonus news that the series’ first two episodes will be available to watch on day one. Click here to watch embedded media Obi-Wan Kenobi fills the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope by following the Jedi Master’s exploits on Tatooine while keeping an eye on a young Luke Skywalker. He’ll confront all manner of threats from the Dark Side, including the live-action debut of Imperial Inquisitors and the big bad himself, Darth Vader, played by a returning Hayden Christensen.  The rest of t...
Nintendo Switch Sports Gameplay Trailer Reveals Ranked Modes, Mii Customization, And More

Nintendo Switch Sports Gameplay Trailer Reveals Ranked Modes, Mii Customization, And More

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Click here to watch embedded media Nintendo Switch Sports was first announced in February when fans of the classic Wii Sports game and Nintendo newcomers learned that six sports – Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara – would be available at launch. Moreover, the latest overview trailer (see above) revealed a new ranked mode, Mii customization, and much more. In today's trailer, much of what we all saw in February has been reiterated: the game takes place in Spocco Square, a multisports facility specific to Nintendo Switch. Activities like Volleyball and Chambara allow you to play your own way with intuitive motion controls, from serving, bumping, setting, spiking, and blocking to dual-wielding swords to level the opposition. Timing leads to more potent hits i...
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt Exits Early Access On April 27

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt Exits Early Access On April 27

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2022 is shaping up to be a noteworthy year for Vampire: The Masquerade fans. In addition to the May 19 launch of the narrative RPG Swansong, we now know that Bloodhunt, the free-to-play battle royale, will exit Early Access and launch in full on April 27. The game first entered Steam Early Access last September, and 1.0 launch means Bloodhunt is also coming to PlayStation 5. The third-person shooter unfolds in Prague and pits players in the roles of vampires against each other. You can play alone or squad up with friends to take on opposing players as well as AI-controlled adversaries. Your supernatural abilities are determined by whichever of the six vampire clans you align yourself with. No matter what side you choose, players use vampiric powers to climb and run along walls and ...
Earthworm Jim 2 And More Games Added To Switch Online In March Update

Earthworm Jim 2 And More Games Added To Switch Online In March Update

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Cutting it close and making it just before the buzzer, Nintendo has released the March update for games being added to the Nintendo Switch Online Service. Click here to watch embedded media Earlier in the month, F-Zero X was added to the collection of Nintendo 64 titles as well as a trio of Sega Genesis titles, and now three more games are available for the NES and SNES library. Here's what you can load up and play right now if you're a Switch Online subscriber.   Earthworm Jim 2 – SNES "In this wild platformer released for the Super NES™ console in 1995, you worm your way back into your super suit and take on the role of Jim, the annelid with attitude!" This marks the first Earthworm Jim title to be added t...
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Gets September Launch Date

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Gets September Launch Date

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After suffering a delay last year, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide finally arrives on September 13. Darktide serves as developer Fatshark’s sci-fi follow-up to the fan-favorite Vermintide series. Up to four players team up to mow down waves of enemies in the hive city of Tertium to eradicate a cultist corporation. Characters remain class-based, and melee attacks build upon Vermintide 2’s combat. However, you riddle foes with bullets using an arsenal of high-tech firearms. You can watch the release date trailer below to look at the explosive combat in action.  Click here to watch embedded media Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be available on Xbox Series X/S and PC. For an idea of the co-op shenanigans, check out our review for Vermintide 2 here.
New Marvel’s Avengers PS5 Bug Can Only Be Fixed By Deleting Your Story Progress

New Marvel’s Avengers PS5 Bug Can Only Be Fixed By Deleting Your Story Progress

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Marvel's Avengers post-launch success hasn't been stellar since its release in 2020. The bright side is that Crystal Dynamics has supported the game with solid expansions and character drops like War for Wakanda and Spider-Man. Despite these fun inclusions, a new game-breaking bug on PlayStation 5 negatively affects the remaining player base's enjoyment of the superhero title. The bug in question causes Marvel's Avengers to crash every time it loads up, and the only way to fix it is by deleting your progress.  In the meantime, here's a workaround that is resolving the issue for some players - just note that it will reset your campaign progress: — Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) March 30, 2022 A recent tweet thread (seen above) from the official Marvel's Avengers Twitter acco...