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04/19/2018 11:57 PM
PUBG Might Get Even Bigger Maps In Future

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to grow, and it could do so again with even bigger maps than the ones currently in the game, according to creator Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene. In an interview with GameSpot, Greene stated he and the development team at PUBG Corp. may experiment with bigger maps--or more small ones--in the future.

"We want to continue to add these battlegrounds," Greene said. "We now know that 4x4 works really well for a smaller battle royale--maybe we'll look in the future at doing more 4x4 maps, [while] keeping those two scales of maps and maybe even doing bigger maps. The whole idea is to experiment with the game mode and see what works well."

Greene went on to say that PUBG Corp. has another 8x8 map planned for this year, in addition to the smaller 4x4 map, Savage, which is in the testing phase right now on PC. The developer recently held a second round of testing for Savage, though that was only available to select players who received a beta key for the Closed Experimental Server. PUBG Corp. is also working on an underground cave system for Savage. Helpfully, the game will soon add the ability to choose which map you want to play on, a feature much requested by the community.

If you haven't yet tried the battle royale game, PUBG is free to play on Xbox One this weekend if you own Xbox Live Gold. The game's Xbox version will also receive the second battle royale map, Miramar, in May.

04/19/2018 07:58 PM
We’re Giving Away A Limited Edition God Of War PS4 Pro For Free (UK Only)

We're giving away a God of War Limited Edition 1TB PS4 Pro, grey DualShock 4 Controller, and copy of the game!

This special bundle features a fully customized Leviathan Grey 1TB PS4 Pro console inspired by Kratos’ Axe, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller with insignia, and a copy of God of War Day One Edition.

Entry is open to United Kingdom residents only, since the prize is shipping from the UK. Competition ends Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM BST. One (1) winner will be chosen.

Enter below (the additional entries are OPTIONAL to increase your chances of winning):

04/19/2018 06:24 PM
God Of War Game Director Reacts To High Scores In Emotional Video

Today is the day. After years of development, Sony's God of War reboot for PlayStation 4 is finally out. Game director Cory Barlog and his team pushed hard on the game for five years to get the action-adventure title out the door, and that day has finally arrived.

Barlog posted a video of himself checking God of War's reviews for the first time--and it's a lot. After hesitating, he goes to GameSpot sister site Metacritic to see the game's overall score--at the time he checked it was 94 (it's 95 today). Seeing his game being praised so much drove him to tears.

"[The review scores] shouldn't matter, but I'm just so f**king proud," Barlog said. "I'm just so lucky to work with the people that I work with. I'm glad I didn't f**k it up."

Barlog said he wasn't sure he wanted to even make this video. He was pushed to do so after thinking about what his son is "going through right now." Barlog said it was important for him to let his son know it is OK to be sad and to show emotion.

"It is OK to cry. There is nothing to hide. I thought I would try to set a good example and show him that papa can cry in front of the world," Barlog said.

GameSpot's God of War review scored the game a 9/10, while other critics enjoyed it as well. For more on the game, check out all of GameSpot's written and video coverage here.

04/19/2018 06:03 PM
Hellblade For Xbox One Sells 50,000 Copies, Dev Donating $25,000 To Mental Health Charity

[UPDATE] Hellblade did not reach 100,000 units sold in its first week. However, Ninja Theory said it will still donate $50,000 to Mental Health America when the game finally does.

The original story is below.

Ninja Theory's acclaimed adventure game that deals with mental health, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, launched last week for Xbox One--and it sold more than 50,000 copies in its first week. That's good news for the game and for charity, as Ninja Theory will donate $25,000 to the Mental Health America charity. It is a nonprofit that promotes mental health.

If Hellblade shifts 100,000 units on Xbox One by April 18, Ninja Theory will up its donation total to $50,000. It is still April 18 in some parts of the world, so there is more time for sales to hopefully improve further for the continued benefit of Ninja Theory and the mental health charity. We'll report back if with more information about Hellblade's sales as it's divulged.

Hellblade was originally released on PlayStation 4 and PC in August 2017, before coming to Xbox One last week. There are enhancements for the Xbox One X version, including improved visual quality and a framerate of 60 FPS, along with dynamic resolutions of up to 4K.

The $30 game puts players in the role of Senua, a Celtic warrior who embarks on a vision quest to come to grips with the death of her family. GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Hellblade review and called the title "a spellbinding and sympathetic game about loss and redemption."

04/19/2018 02:47 PM
Fortnite Is Possibly Coming To China, And That's A Big Deal

The hugely popular battle royale game, Fortnite, is coming to China, it appears. Developer Epic posted a drawing on Twitter today of the fictional Fortnite character Jonesy's passport, which is stamped for entry into China on April 23. That could be the day the game is due to launch in China.

China is a massive market for games, so there is a lot of potential for Fortnite to succeed in the market. However, as PUBG discovered, cheating and hacking are serious concerns in China (and other parts of the world). So it will be interesting to see how Fortnite fares.

It's unclear if Epic is bringing Fortnite to China by itself or through a partner. If it's through a partner, it seems like Tencent would make sense, given that Chinese giant Tencent owns 40 percent of Epic and already has major connections in China. We also don't know if Fortnite will be available on all platforms (console, PC, and mobile) in China. In China, mobile and PC gaming are known to be more popular than console. Also unclear is if there are any differences between the Western and Chinese versions of Fortnite.

We have contacted Epic in an attempt to get more details; we'll update this post with anything we hear back.

Some have suggested that Epic's Fortnite teaser is potentially for a new map set in China. However, just this week, design lead Eric Williamson told IGN that the studio is not planning any new maps, at least not yet.

In news about Fortnite the game, the Battle Royale game's newest update came out today. It added a 50v50 limited-time mode and a new Light Machine Gun, among other things. To mark the launch, developer Epic is holding a Double XP weekend, so now is a really good time to jump in an get extra rewards.

04/19/2018 02:14 PM
Valve Loses Appeal For $3 Million Fine In Australia

Valve's latest appeal over an Australian regulator's order for the company to pay $3 million on claims that it misled or deceived gamers in matters related to Steam's refund policy has been dismissed. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced the decision today, stating that it is an important precedent related to overseas companies that do business in Australia. Specifically, the court said this decision affirms that Valve, which is based in the United States, is bound by Australian laws when selling to Australian gamers.

"This important precedent confirms the ACCC's view that overseas-based companies selling to Australian consumers must abide by our laws," ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said. "If customers buy a product online that is faulty, they are entitled to the same right to a repair, replacement or refund as if they’d walked in to a store."

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's legal action against Valve dates back to 2014, which is when the process began. Two years later, in 2016, Australia's Federal Court ruled that Valve misled or deceived consumers. And later that year, Valve was ordered to pay penalties amounting to $3 million.

Valve's initial appeal was dismissed, so this is just the latest setback for Valve. The company is arguing that it never properly did business in Australia because it sells its products through a virtual marketplace, Steam. As such, Valve contends that Steam does not fall into the definition of "goods," as it is defined by Australian Consumer Law.

According to the ACCC, Steam has 2.2 million users in Australia. We have contacted Valve in an attempt to get a comment on this latest appeal; we'll update this post if we hear anything back.

04/19/2018 01:56 PM
NFL Team Uses Fortnite To Announce 2018 Schedule

Fortnite sure is popular. The NFL's Buffalo Bills have created a silly new video where they announced their 2018 schedule by way of Fortnite. Really.

"All aboard the Battle Bus," reads a tweet from the studio with the video. The video shows Fortnite's famous Battle Bus flying across the map, but instead of places like Tilted Towers, you see locations like Bill's Badlands. It's expected at this point for big brands and teams to try to connect with the audiences through Fortnite, which is one of the most popular games on Earth right now. But really, all of these forced Fortnite branding opportunities are getting to be a bit much, if you ask me.

In news about Fortnite the game, the Battle Royale game's newest update came out today. It added a 50v50 limited-time mode and a new Light Machine Gun, among other things. To mark the launch, developer Epic is holding a Double XP weekend, so now is a really good time to jump in an get extra rewards.

04/19/2018 11:29 AM
UPDATE: New Overwatch Map Rialto Live Now On PTR

[Update]: The map is live on PTR for PC right now. If you want to try it out yourself you can jump in and experience it firsthand. Or check out the video above for our own adventures in Rialto. The original story appears below.

Overwatch's latest map, Rialto, was added as part of the game's limited time Retribution PvE mode. The arena appears to have proved popular, as developer Blizzard has now added it as a PvP map on the game's Public Test Realm on PC.

This time round, Rialto is set during the day, rather than night as it is on Retribution. The map is only available for Escort matches right now and will likely come to the main game on PS4, Xbox One and PC soon.

Retribution is live now and runs until April 30. Alongside the PvE mode and returning cosmetics from last year, you can also take part in the returning Uprising PvE mode. Both of these, like the Junkenstein's Revenge mode released around Halloween, are only available on a limited-time basis because Blizzard doesn't think they offer the necessary level of long-term depth.

An update was recently released for the live version of Overwatch that nerfed D.Va and buffed Reaper, among other balance changes. D.Va's damage output has decreased, while Reaper's Death Blosson now reloads his shotguns after it's used. His Wraith Form, meanwhile, now grants a 50% speed bonus (up from 25%), and the ability can now be canceled.

04/19/2018 10:43 AM
Fortnite Week 9 Challenges: Treasure Map, Taco Shop Locations

A new update is now available for Fortnite, and with it comes another set of challenges for Battle Pass holders to complete in Battle Royale. The Week 9 challenges are now live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile, and they consist of the usual mix of straightforward and slightly trickier objectives.

There are seven new challenges in all to complete this week, a few of which are things you would normally be doing in Battle Royale anyway. One of the simpler challenges tasks you with dealing a certain amount of damage to opponents' structures, while another involves building 250 of your own structures. Completing each of these will get you 5 Battle Stars.

One challenge that may trip you up is visiting three Taco Shops. That sounds simple enough on paper, but you must accomplish the task in a single match. Fortunately, there are five Taco Shops in all, three of which are grouped together fairly closely on the western side of the map, so it shouldn't be too hard to visit all three before the storm closes in.

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On the trickier end of the spectrum is a Hard challenge that cryptically says to follow the treasure map found in Moisty Mire. You can find the map at the largest structure located right in the center of the area, and it will lead you to a house below Retail Row. You'll find the Battle Star on top of the house's two chimneys.

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There are two other Hard challenges this week. One tasks you with eliminating four players with a shotgun, while the other is to eliminate three opponents in Lucky Landing. You'll get 10 Battle Stars for accomplishing each of these.

You can see the full list of this week's new challenges below, which are available to complete if you own the Season 3 Battle Pass. You have until the end of the season to complete the challenges, which allows you to level up your Battle Pass more quickly and, in turn, earn Season 3 skins and rewards. You can see the complete list of Season 3 challenges here.

Fortnite Week 9 Challenges

04/19/2018 10:42 AM
Fortnite: Battle Royale Double XP Weekend Going On Now

Fortnite's v3.5.2 update is now available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile, and it introduces a handful of new content to both Battle Royale and Save the World modes. On top of a new limited-time playlist, Epic has thrown in another incentive to play the game this weekend: double XP.

From now until Sunday, April 22, all Fortnite players will earn twice the normal amount of XP when playing Battle Royale mode. Save the World fans also have an enticing reason to play this weekend, as Epic is offering free Into the Storm llamas. Players will receive a llama each day they log in this weekend, with four to collect in total.

The double XP weekend coincides with return of the 50v50 game type. Epic had originally planned to hold the limited-time mode last week, following the release of the 3.5 update; however, it was postponed due to ongoing account issues, which came after the game experienced a significant bout of downtime.

50v50 v2 is a "new and improved" version of Fortnite's first limited-time mode. As its name suggests, it pits two teams of 50 players against each other in a fight for survival. Each team has 10 minutes to loot the map at the start of a round, during which time the storm closes in on an already-visible circle. Supply drops will also fall every two minutes in batches of three to six, but they will only land within the final storm circle.

In addition to the new limited-time mode, update 3.5.2 introduces another new weapon to Battle Royale: the Light Machine Gun. This gun can be found as floor loot and in Treasure Chests or Vending Machines, and it has a fast fire rate and a 100 round magazine. The update also addresses an assortment of bugs and adds a new weapon to Save the World. You can find the patch notes here.

04/19/2018 10:40 AM
New Fortnite Freebies Available To Make Up For Recent Server Issues

The rollout of last week's 3.5 update for Fortnite wasn't particularly smooth. Shortly after the patch was released, the game was rendered unplayable for many due to a variety of technical issues. Epic offered some free items to make up for the outage, and now the studio is giving away a second batch of freebies to all players.

As another gift to players for the technical issues that plagued Fortnite last week, Epic is offering another set of free items in both Battle Royale and Save the World modes. Battle Royale players can now claim a pack of 20 Battle Stars, which can be used to level up the Battle Pass and, in turn, earn rewards. Save the World players, meanwhile, will receive 1600 Seasonal Gold.

You'll receive the freebies upon logging in, so you should snag them while you can. Last weekend, Epic offered Battle Royale players a free Back Bling item--a new type of customization slot introduced in Season 3. Save the World players also got a free item last week: a Troll Stash Llama.

The latest batch of freebies coincides with the release of Fortnite's v3.5.2 update. That introduced a handful of new content to both Battle Royale and Save the World. On the Battle Royale side, Epic added a new weapon--the Light Machine Gun--and kicked off the "new and improved" 50v50 v2 mode, which will only be underway for a limited time. Save the World received an additional questline that unlocks four new Cyberpunk Heroes and the Mercury LMG weapon.

As another incentive to log into Fortnite this weekend, Epic is offering double XP in Battle Royale from now until April 22. Save the World players, on the other hand, will receive a free Into the Storm Llama each day they log in through Sunday.

04/19/2018 09:01 AM
Deadpool 2 Director Is Adapting A Video Game--This Should Go Well

If there's anything that never goes wrong even a little bit, it's video games being adapted into movies. Thankfully, it's a trend that doesn't seem to be slowing down as Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has signed on to add his own adaptation to the stack.

According to Variety, Leitch will direct The Division, based on the 2016 Tom Clancy video game. Already, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain are signed on to star in the movie about a future in which New York City has been decimated by a virus. The story follows a group that attempts to save what's left of society and civilization.

While the idea could make for an interesting film, it's not as if video game adaptations have a great history in Hollywood. In fact, 2018 has already seen the arrival of two--Tomb Raider and Rampage. While Rampage has succeeded due to embracing how silly its concept is, Tomb Raider didn't fare so well at the box office. Of course, there's also Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros., and numerous other bad video game adaptations--including Gyllenhaal's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Can Leitch break the trend?

Whatever the case, it's another project for an already very busy man. It was recently announced that Leitch would direct Hobbs & Shaw, the Fast and the Furious spin-off starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham. Deadpool 2, his next movie, hits theaters on May 18.

04/19/2018 08:47 AM
New Game Release Dates Of 2018: God of War, Spider-Man PS4, Super Smash Bros.

After the amazing gaming year that was 2017, you have to wonder how 2018 will compare. But if 2018's current roster of releases is anything to go by, we might be in for another fantastic year. It seems primed to impress with a slew of hotly anticipated new games, including big-budget games like Super Smash Bros., Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Crackdown 3, and a whole lot more. To help you keep track of all the games coming out, we've compiled a list of all the noteworthy release dates for the biggest ones confirmed to come out in 2018 so far.

Be sure to check back often as we update this article with more release dates or any potential changes to any of the dates below. And if you're eager to figure out the release dates from games last year, you can also reference our feature on the game release dates of 2017.


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GamePlatformRelease Date
The Escapists 2SwitchJanuary 11
Forged Battalion PCJanuary 16
Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced EditionPS4, Xbox OneJanuary 16
Street Fighter V: Arcade EditionPS4, PCJanuary 16
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's MemoryPS4, VitaJanuary 19
Kirby Battle Royale3DSJanuary 19
IconoclastsPS4, VitaJanuary 23
Lost SphearPS4, Switch, PCJanuary 23
OK KO: Let's Play HeroesPS4, Xbox One, PCJanuary 23
The InpatientPSVRJanuary 23
My Time at PortiaPCJanuary 23
Velocity 2X: Critical Mass EditionPS4, VitaJanuary 23
CelestePS4, Switch, PCJanuary 25
Dust and SaltPCJanuary 25
Dragon Ball FighterZPS4, Xbox One, PCJanuary 26
Monster Hunter WorldPS4, Xbox OneJanuary 26
Railway EmpirePCJanuary 26
Dissidia: Final Fantasy NTPS4January 30
Railway EmpirePS4, Xbox OneJanuary 30


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GamePlatformRelease Date
Batallion 1944 (Early Access)PCFebruary 1
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgePCFebruary 1
Night in the WoodsSwitchFebruary 1
SteamWorld DigSwitchFebruary 1
EA Sports UFC 3PS4, Xbox OneFebruary 2
Shadow of the ColossusPS4February 6
Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (Expansion)PCFebruary 8
Dragon Quest BuildersSwitchFebruary 9
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of BritanniaPS4February 9
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]PS4, PS3, VitaFebruary 9
Crossing Souls PS4, PCFebruary 13
Dynasty Warriors 9PS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 13
The Fall 2: UnboundPS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 13
Kingdom Come: DeliverancePS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 13
OwlboyPS4, Xbox One, SwitchFebruary 13
The Longest Five MinutesSwitch, Vita, PCFebruary 13
Monster Energy Supercross: The Official VideogamePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCFebruary 13
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology3DSFebruary 13
Secret of ManaPS4, PS Vita, PCFebruary 15
Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2SwitchFebruary 16
FePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCFebruary 16
Age of Empires: Definitive EditionPCFebruary 20
Metal Gear SurvivePS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 20
Xenon Valkyrie+Xbox OneFebruary 20
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 PlusSwitchFebruary 22
Stellaris: ApocalypsePCFebruary 22
Past CurePS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 23
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletPS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 23
Yume Nikki: Dream DiaryPCFebruary 23
GravelXbox OneFebruary 26
De Blob 2PS4, Xbox OneFebruary 27
Immortal RedneckXbox OneFebruary 27
Payday 2SwitchFebruary 27
Riftstar RaidersXbox OneFebruary 27


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Bravo TeamPSVRMarch 6
Final Fantasy XV: Royal EditionPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 6
FranticsPS4March 6
Scribblenauts ShowdownPS4, Xbox One, SwitchMarch 6
Fear Effect SednaPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchMarch 6
Devil May Cry HD CollectionPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 13
GolemPSVRMarch 13
Pure Farming 2018PS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 13
Burnout Paradise RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 13
Kirby Star AlliesSwitchMarch 16
Assassin's Creed Rogue: RemasteredPS4, Xbox OneMarch 20
Attack on Titan 2PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchMarch 20
Sea of ThievesXbox One, PCMarch 20
Titan QuestPS4, Xbox OneMarch 20
A Way OutPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 23
Detective Pikachu3DSMarch 23
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomPS4, PCMarch 23
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsPS4, PC, SwitchMarch 27
Far Cry 5PS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 27
MLB The Show 18PS4March 27
Outlast 2SwitchMarch 27
AgonyPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 30


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GamePlatformRelease Date
ExtinctionPS4, Xbox One, PCApril 10
Hellblade: Senua's SacrificeXbox OneAprila 11
Yakuza 6: The Song of LifePS4April 17
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaPCApril 19
God of WarPS4April 20
Nintendo Labo Variety KitSwitchApril 20
Nintendo Labo Robot KitSwitchApril 20
Adventure Time: Pirates of the EnchiridionPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchApril 24
South Park: The Fractured But WholeSwitchApril 24


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GamePlatformRelease Date
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeSwitchMay 4
Conan ExilesPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 8
Pillars of Eternity II: DeadfirePCMay 8
Dragon's Crown ProPS4May 15
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of TimePS4, PCMay 15
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux3DSMay 15
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive EditionSwitchMay 18
Little Nightmares: Complete EditionSwitchMay 18
Mega Man Legacy CollectionSwitchMay 22
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2SwitchMay 22
Runner3Switch, PCMay 22
State of Decay 2Xbox One, PCMay 22
Tennis World TourPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCMay 22
Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers3DSMay 24
Dark Souls RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 25
Detroit: Become HumanPS4May 25
EverspacePS4May 29
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary CollectionPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCMay 29


GamePlatformRelease Date
BlazBlue: Cross Tag BattlePS4, PC, SwitchJune 5
OnrushPS4, Xbox OneJune 5
VampyrPS4, Xbox One, PcJune 5
Sushi Striker: The Way of SushidoSwitch, 3DSJune 8
Jurassic World EvolutionPS4, Xbox One, PCJune 12
Mario Tennis AcesSwitchJune 22
The Crew 2PS4, Xbox One, PCJune 29


GamePlatformRelease Date
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane TrilogyXbox One, Switch, PCJuly 10
Captain Toad: Treasure TrackerSwitchJuly 13
Octopath TravelerSwitchJuly 13


GamePlatformRelease Date
WarioWare Gold3DSAugust 3
World of Warcraft: Battle for AzerothPCAugust 14


GamePlatformRelease Date
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgePS4September 4
Spider-ManPS4September 7
Shadow of the Tomb RaiderPS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 14
Spyro Reignited TrilogyPS4, Xbox OneSeptember 21


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GamePlatformRelease Date
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4PS4, Xbox One, PCOctober 12
Red Dead Redemption 2PS4, Xbox OneOctober 26

Big Games Confirmed for 2018

Below you can find a list of the biggest games that don't have explicit release dates but are confirmed to release sometime this year. There are also games listed that we expect to launch in 2018. We'll be moving each of these games into the release date sections above as soon as official dates are announced.

Ace Combat 7: Skies UnknownPS4, Xbox One, PC
Code: VeinPS4, Xbox One, PC
Crackdown 3Xbox One, PC
Darksiders 3PS4, Xbox One, PC
Dark Souls RemasteredSwitch
Kingdom Hearts IIIPS4, Xbox One
Left AlivePS4, Xbox One
Metro ExodusPS4, Xbox One, PC
Persona Q23DS
Shenmue IIIPS4, PC
Skull & BonesPS4, Xbox One, PC
Super Smash Bros. (Working Title)Switch
Travis Strikes Again: No More HeroesSwitch
Valkyria Chronicles 4PS4, Xbox One, Switch
The Walking Dead Season 4TBA
The Wolf Among Us: Season 2TBA
Yoshi (2018)Switch

04/19/2018 08:45 AM
GTA 5: What's New This Week In GTA Online

Rockstar has unveiled the latest developments coming to Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online, and it includes a new play mode along with deals, new vehicles, and a new Premium Race and Time Trial. There are also bonuses to GTA$ and RP from now until next week, including Bodyguards and Associates earning Double GTA$ Salaries.

The biggest addition is a new "madcap, four-player adversary mode" called The Vespucci Job. Two teams take to the streets--one team is on the run in the new Issi Classic (which you can see in the image below), while the other follows behind in squad cars, desperately trying to stop the others from reaching their checkpoints in time. Playing the mode will get you Double GTA$ and RP up until April 23.

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There are also three new vehicles available in this update. You can get a look at the Vapid Flash GT above, a highly-customized American hatchback available now for purchase at Legendary Motorsport. There's also the Weeny Issi Classic, which is featured in The Vespucci Job mode and is available at Southern San Andreas Super Autos. If you're in the mood for a new chopper, you can buy the Sea Sparrow from Elitás Travel, with optional Machine Gun and Missile upgrades available.

You can also compete in this week's Premium Race, In the City (locked to Sports-class vehicles). Placing in the top three in the race will earn you GTA$, but all racers get triple RP regardless of your position. The Time Trial of the week is Mount Gordo, which you can enter by setting a waypoint to the marker in your in-game map and going through the purple corona. If you beat the par time, you'll be rewarded with GTA$ and RP.

GTA Online Discounts Through April 23:

Vehicle Discounts

Ammu-Nation Discounts

Vehicle Modifications Discounts

4/20 Discounts (April 20 Only)

04/19/2018 08:45 AM
Game Release Dates In April 2018 For PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, And PC

It's the start of a new month, which means a host of new games are on the horizon for all platforms. April's release schedule is fairly light compared to March's, but there are still some big-name sequels in store for this month, including a new chapter in the Yakuza series and the revamped God of War for PS4.

Below, you'll find a roundup of all the biggest games coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and 3DS in April 2018. For a full look at all of the major titles coming to each platform throughout the rest of the year, check out our comprehensive 2018 game release date list.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) -- April 17

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is one of April's biggest PS4 releases, launching partway through the month on April 17. The final installment in protagonist Kazuma Kiryu's saga, the game follows the former mobster as he tries to reconcile his criminal past while raising his adoptive daughter's baby. The title also tweaks the series' combat system and introduces a host of new minigames, including the RTS-like Clan Creator.

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God of War (PS4) -- April 20

This month's other marquee PS4 exclusive is God of War, which launches on April 20. A reboot of sorts of the long-running action series, this new installment eschews Greek for Norse mythology and follows the story of Kratos and his young son, Atreus. Along with the new setting, the game also boasts a completely revamped battle system, which sees Kratos trading his iconic Blades for the new Leviathan Axe.

Nintendo Labo (Switch) -- April 20

Nintendo's DIY experiment, Nintendo Labo launches exclusively for Switch on April 20. More of a construction set than a traditional game, Labo ships in two different packages, which come bundled with cardboard and other materials used to create cardboard peripherals called Toy-Cons. Players can then use these Toy-Cons to play minigames and interact with the Labo software in other clever ways.

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Full April Release Schedule

MinitPS4, Xbox One, PCApril 3
Penny-Punching PrincessSwitch, VitaApril 3
ExtinctionPS4, Xbox One, PCApril 10
Hellblade: Senua's SacrificeXbox OneApril 11
Wild Guns ReloadedSwitchApril 17
Yakuza 6: The Song of LifePS4April 17
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaPCApril 19
God of WarPS4April 20
Nintendo Labo Variety KitSwitchApril 20
Nintendo Labo Robot KitSwitchApril 20
Adventure Time: Pirates of the EnchiridionPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchApril 24
South Park: The Fractured But WholeSwitchApril 24

04/19/2018 08:44 AM
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Taught EA A Lesson It Says It Won't Forget

Star Wars Battlefront II's loot box controversy undoubtedly stole the game's thunder when it released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last November. After pre-release gameplay revealed the game was essentially "pay-to-play" thanks to the way the progression system worked, EA pulled in-game transactions altogether. Now Patrick Söderlund, EA's former head of worldwide studios who was just appointed chief design officer in an internal shakeup, is speaking out about the fiasco and the company's next steps.

"I'd be lying to you if I said that what’s happened with Battlefront and what’s happened with everything surrounding loot boxes and these things haven’t had an effect on EA as a company and an effect on us as management," Söderlund told The Verge. "We can shy away from it and pretend like it didn't happen, or we can act responsibly and realize that we made some mistakes, and try to rectify those mistakes and learn from them."

Earlier this year, EA revealed that Battlefront II had failed to meet sales targets, which the company blamed on the microtransaction controversy that plagued its launch. EA has maintained its insistence that it will make good with the game. Later this week, Battlefront II will get an update that brings microtransactions back to the game, but for cosmetic items only. Söderlund feels the game has now turned a corner.

"We had to take very quick and drastic actions to turn everything off, and we've since worked and redesigned the progression system. People seem to appreciate what we've done, players are coming back, and we're seeing stronger engagement numbers. People seem to think that for the most part, we got it right. It doesn't mean we will stop. We'll continue to improve the game, we'll continue to push on these things, and we'll have to be very cautious with what this means for future products," he said.

EA has some large releases in its future, with the next Battlefield title in the cards and the Destiny-esque action game Anthem due out next year. Söderlund says the company has done its homework, this time around.

"We have taken significant steps as a company to review and understand the mechanics around monetization, loot boxes, and other things in our games before they go to market. For games that come next, for Battlefield or for Anthem, [players have] made it very clear that we can't afford to make similar mistakes. And we won't."

04/19/2018 08:42 AM
Grab This Free Game On Humble Before The Price Goes Back Up

If you enjoy the occasional video game and you're looking for something new to play, you might as well pick up Satellite Reign from the Humble Store. It's currently free to download for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and will remain free until April 21, or "while supplies last." Which means you should probably get it while the getting's good.

Satellite Reign is a Syndicate-style game made by a team of former Bullfrog and Lionhead developers. It's a real-time strategy game that puts you in charge of a group of four agents, each of whom has unique abilities. Your job is to wrest control of an open-world cyberpunk city from its evil corporate overlords.

To do so, you can customize each member of your team to your liking. You may want to sneak around, taking down enemies before they know you're there. Or, if you load out your characters differently, you can outfit them with gear to go in with guns blazing. You can even play the whole game in co-op with up to three friends. Just make sure to tell them to download the game before the price goes back up.

Satellite Reign has a respectable 75 on our sister site Metacritic. Since those reviews came out, it's received a number of updates to smooth some of the previously rough edges. Anyone with a passing interest in cyberpunk strategy games might as well give it a download.

That's not the only game that's free to play this weekend. Over on Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can try out PUBG for free as well.

04/19/2018 08:41 AM
Rainbow Six Siege Hits Record Number Of Players

Rainbow Six Siege is celebrating a major milestone. Ubisoft has announced that the game has surpassed 30 million registered players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is currently in its Year 3 of content, with the major update Chimera and subsequent patch kicking off a new round of game updates in March. Ubisoft is also celebrating its success with the game in esports, saying a record 321,000 concurrent viewers tuned into the 2018 Six Invitational.

"Over the last three years we have endeavored to create a solid community built on transparency as we grow and evolve the ever-expanding world of Rainbow Six Siege," said Alexandre Remy, Rainbow Six Siege's brand director. "We are so tremendously honored to achieve this milestone, and we will continue to do everything we can to earn each and every new person that decides to play."

Ubisoft is making some major commitments to Siege players, too, promising to bring a total 100 operators to the game in the coming years. It has also revealed a new plan to tackle "toxicity" in the game. The company is now tracking negative player behaviors, like racial or homophobic slurs, and punishing offending players with temporary or even permanent bans. There are also plans to better track and punish team-killing in the future, and more efforts to "encourage positive behavior."

Rainbow Six Siege has developed a huge following, as evidenced by the huge number of registered players, and Ubisoft is showing a deep commitment is keeping the game alive years after its release. Check out our feature on how Rainbow Six Siege went from rocky start to massive success by GameSpot's Oscar Dayus. And, whether you're one of Siege's millions of devoted fans or really more of an Overwatch person, you'll want to check out the debut episode of Versus in the video above, where Oscar fiercely defends Siege against Overwatch as the greatest multiplayer shooter.

04/19/2018 08:25 AM
Disgaea 1 Remake Coming To Nintendo Switch And PS4 This Year

The cult favorite tactical RPG Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is receiving an HD makeover on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. To commemorate the game's 15th anniversary, NIS America is releasing Disgaea 1 Complete, a remake of the classic PS2 title slated to arrive in the West this fall.

Disgaea 1 Complete features the same story and gameplay as the original PS2 version, albeit with the improved visuals from the series' most recent installment, Disgaea 5. The remake also boasts an Etna Mode, which NIS says features "extra characters not found in the original release." You can see some screenshots of Disgaea 1 Complete below.

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In addition to the standard release, NIS America is offering a special Rosen Queen's Finest Edition of Disgaea 1 Complete. The latter is only available in limited quantities through the company's online store and retails for $100. Along with a copy of the game, the special edition comes with assortment of bonus items, including a soundtrack, hardcover art book, pin set, Prinny cube plush, posters, and more, all of which is housed in a collector's box shaped like a Prinny's pouch.

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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was the first installment in the Disgaea series. It originally released on PS2 in 2003 and would subsequently be ported to PSP, DS, and PC. It follows the story of Laharl, the prince of the Netherworld, who bands together with an army of unlikely allies to reclaim his throne.

GameSpot award the original game an 8.1/10 in our Disgaea: Hour of Darkness review. "'Really something' is maybe the right way to describe Disgaea overall," critic Greg Kasavin wrote. "It's a game that's unorthodox above all else, and filled with plenty of cheeky humor, some likable characters, a number of intriguing gameplay elements, and many, many hours of turn-based combat."

04/19/2018 08:12 AM
Fortnite Friday Tournaments Begin Tomorrow At Microsoft Stores In US, Canada, and Australia

Microsoft is getting Fortnite: Battle Royale players together for tournaments every Friday over the next several months, starting April 20. Players in the US (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Australia can head to their local Microsoft Store's ASUS ROG Arena and play the game on PC with the others in attendance. Of course, there are prizes at stake for those who land that Victory Royale.

The tournaments go from 5:30 PM - 9 PM local time. From April 20 - May 11, the tournaments will be for Solos; from May 18 until June 8, the tournaments will be for Duos; and from June 15 - July 6, you'll be able to play in Squads at the events. The grand prize, each week, is gift cards totalling 2,500 V-Bucks for each player on the winning team.

Players are provided with high-powered laptops, mice, headsets, and an optional PC-compatible Xbox One controller, and if you want to take part you need to pre-register on Microsoft's website. You'll still need to show up on time to the Microsoft Store also, as the tournament is first-come, first-served.

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In other Fortnite news, the game has just reintroduced an improved 50v50 mode in its latest update, along with a series of other bug fixes and tweaks. As an added incentive to play this weekend, the game is also rewarding players with double XP until Sunday, April 22.

04/19/2018 07:46 AM
Get 12 Free Avengers: Infinity War Xbox One Avatar Items

Could your Xbox avatar use a little freshening up? Are you getting bored looking at your character in the same clothes every time you sign in to play? If so, you'll be pleased to hear you can now deck out your avatar with Avengers: Infinity War gear for free. Just check out this page on the Xbox Store to grab all 12 items. It's all part of a promotion for the Avengers: Infinity War movie, which opens April 27.

You can dress your avatar in suits to make them look like Captain America, Thor, Star Lord, Black Panther, Iron Man, or Black Widow. You can wrap them in Dr. Strange's cape and don Thanos's Infinity Gauntlet. And if your avatar is feeling lonely, you can give them companions like Groot, Hulk, or Rocket. Notably absent is Hawkeye, who has also been notably absent from the upcoming movie's trailers and posters.

If reports are to be believed, Xbox avatars should be getting a major shakeup sometime this month. At last year's E3, Microsoft announced it would offer avatars with more diverse and inclusive customization options. That still hasn't come to fruition, although The Verge reports the new avatar system will launch for all users in April. Microsoft hasn't announced a specific date.

In the meantime, you can pretend your avatar is a superhero by "purchasing" the Avengers items for free.

04/19/2018 07:39 AM
Here's What A $1,000 Nioh Statue Looks Like

If you enjoyed the PS4-exclusive game Nioh, you may be interested in pre-ordering a new statue from Prime 1 Studio. That is, you may want to buy it if you really, really enjoyed the game, and you happen to have $1,000 to spare--because that's how much this statue will set you back. Just what kind of Nioh statue do you get for $1,000? Let's take a look.

The statue features Nioh protagonist William Adams and his guardian spirit Saorise, who was, as the description reads, "born from human prayers." The statue is 24 inches tall and made from polystone. Only 750 statues will be made, so depending on how much money Nioh fans have in the bank, it may become unavailable at some point. To lock in your pre-order, you have to put down $100. The statue's estimated arrival time is between June and August, 2019 (yes, that's next year).

Maybe $1,000 is a bit rich for your blood. In that case, you can try this $600 Nioh statue. It's basically the same thing, but without the guardian spirit. Pre-ordering this one requires a $60 down payment, and it's also expected to release between June and August 2019.

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Not that there's anything wrong with liking the game the statue's based on. In our Nioh review, we wrote, "Nioh is an immensely layered experience. Through its Dark Souls-inspired combat, you're taught the virtues of patience and the value of defense. With each death, you learn a bit more about yourself and your enemy. This Team Ninja production, set during a time of great social upheaval in Japan, demonstrates the studio's penchant for demanding action-driven gameplay that rewards tactics and high dexterity. And despite all the inevitable dying, Nioh is surprisingly rich with solutions to overcome its many hurdles."

The Nioh statue is reminiscent of the Overwatch statues Blizzard has been putting out recently. Those statues, which are smaller, run in the $150 - $175 range, though the D.Va statue costs $450.

04/19/2018 07:23 AM
Major Avengers: Infinity War Cameos Spoiled By Sebastian Stan

What are you doing, Bucky? With a week to go before Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters, Sebastian Stan seems to be spilling Marvel Cinematic Universe secrets--so much for those fake scripts.

Based on every image, trailer, and poster, it's very clear that this is the biggest MCU movie yet--bringing together a universe of superheroes that have been introduced in the decade since the first Iron Man movie premiered. However, it looks like there will be even more faces in it than fans realized. Appearing at the Ace Comic-Con (via The Independent), Stan spoke about a particularly massive scene in the film.

"There was one scene, I think, we had where everybody was there. I can't really talk about that scene, but I knew it took them three months in planning this scene to have everyone there," he teased. "You look around and you just saw everyone from Samuel L. Jackson to Michael Douglas to Michelle Pfeiffer. Everybody was there."

Those three names alone say a lot about what will unfold in Infinity War. First of all, there's been a large question mark hanging over Nick Fury's (Jackson) head. While it's known he'll be returning for Captain Marvel, this is seemingly the first confirmation that the character will appear in the next Avengers movie.

However, Douglas and Pfeiffer are even more intriguing. Douglas, of course, plays Hank Pym--the original Ant-Man--in the MCU. Pfeiffer, on the other hand, was previously believed to be debuting as Janet Van Dyne--the original Wasp--in Ant-Man and the Wasp. It was revealed in the first Ant-Man film that Janet was lost in the Quantum Realm after shrinking too small.

However, it now seems she'll be back in action for Avengers: Infinity War. Still, who knows if her return will be explained. After all, there's already plenty to do in the film thanks to the arrival of Thanos (Josh Brolin).

At the very least, this sounds like good news for Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), who has been largely absent from the movie's marketing. The same cannot be said for Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Sorry, Hawkeye. Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters on April 27.

04/19/2018 07:21 AM
The Walking Dead's Season 8 Finale Ratings Are Kind Of Bad

Are The Walking Dead's glory days over? The ratings for the Season 8 finale are in and they're not great--at least as far as The Walking Dead is concerned. Nearly 8 million viewers tuned in to see the end of Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) war with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), which made it the biggest show on cable that night.

However, the ratings paint a bleak picture. As reported by Variety, this was a 30 percent drop from the audience that tuned in to watch the Season 7 finale one year before. In fact, this was the lowest-rated finale since Season 1, which brought in 6 million viewers. According to Variety, the highest was Season 5, in which 15.8 million tuned in to see Morgan (Lennie James) finally reuniting with Rick.

While ratings for the AMC zombie series continue to be on a downward trend, it still has the type of viewership many other shows would kill for. That said, it's only a matter of time before that's no longer the case. If the zombie show keeps bleeding viewers like it has been, it's going to become a walker itself.

As for Fear the Walking Dead, which saw Morgan join the cast of characters after jumping from the mothership, the Season 4 premiere saw just over 4 million viewers tune in. While that's a loss of nearly half of the audience from its The Walking Dead lead-in, it's also nearly double the Season 3 finale's viewers.

04/19/2018 06:41 AM
PUBG Is Free To Play On Xbox One This Weekend

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been a phenomenon this past year. Not only has it seen explosive growth, but it's also helped inspire a wave of other battle royale games coming this year. If you have an Xbox One and haven't hopped on the PUBG drop plane yet, now's your chance. PUBG is currently free to play for Xbox One owners through Sunday, April 22. The only catch is that you have to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber to take advantage of the free play weekend.

To download the full-game trial, simply head to the Xbox Store or click into the Gold section on the dashboard of your Xbox One. Any progress you make during the free play weekend will carry over into the full game, should you decide to buy it down the line.

Now is a good time to buy, too, because the Xbox One version of PUBG is getting the desert map Miramar next month. Seeing as Erangel is the only map available now for Xbox One players, that will effectively double the game's playable real estate. Along with the new map will come three additional vehicles: a minibus, pickup truck, and jet ski.

In addition to the free play weekend, the Xbox One version of PUBG is getting a limited-time DLC pack that contains some new outfits (see below). The pack costs $7 and will be available from April 19 to May 19.

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Meanwhile, the developers are currently working on a smaller map for PUBG on PC, dubbed Codename: Savage. If history is any indication, it should arrive on Xbox One a few months after it lands on PC.

Not everyone is a PUBG fan. If you're firmly in the camp of the free-to-play competitor Fortnite, you'll be pleased to hear that game just got an update and is offering players double XP this weekend. Let the battle of the battle royale games begin.

04/19/2018 06:02 AM
Hearthstone Details Witchwood's Monster Hunt Mode

Hearthstone's latest expansion, The Witchwood, was released last week. A little piece of it was held for after launch, though, and Blizzard is beginning to open up about it. The single-player portion of the expansion is coming next Thursday at 10 AM PT. The new Monster Hunt mode will be similar to Dungeon Run from Kobolds & Catacombs, with a few significant differences.

Rather than your regular Hearthstone classes, Monster Hunts will be undertaken as one of four characters with their own unique hero power. Tess Greymane is a Rogue-type with Scavenge, which lets you Discover a class spell that has been cast during the game. Darius Crowley has a cannon that fires at enemies positioned directly across from it, and if it kills them, it refreshes and can be used again. The other two are Houndmaster Shaw and Toki the Time-Tinker, but Blizzard didn't reveal their powers yet. Similarly, there are new treasure cards as well as some returning from Dungeon Run.

The Monster Hunt will also introduce 45 new boss characters, each with their own unique powers and dialogue. The big new addition comes in the Nemesis characters, unique bosses that match up with the four playable characters. The final boss, Hagatha the Witch, will unlock after each Nemesis has been defeated. Blizzard teased that it will take all four heroes together to beat her, but it stayed mum on what exactly that means.

Presumably defeating Hagatha and completing Monster Hunt will unlock some special reward. Finishing Dungeon Run with all nine classes unlocked a special card back, for example.

If you haven't tried The Witchwood yet, Hearthstone is still offering three packs and a class Legendary for logging in during the launch event. You can check out all 135 Witchwood cards to start formulating your strategies, and read up on why this expansion may be the best time to get on-board.

04/19/2018 05:39 AM
New Halloween Movie: Check Out Spooky First Poster

The first poster for the reboot of horror classic Halloween has been released. The movie arrives in October and sees original star Jamie Lee Curtis return to the franchise that made her famous. It's directed by acclaimed indie director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express), with a script co-written by comedian and actor Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down, Alien Covenant).

The poster is simple and moody, featuring a close-up of the masked face of Michael Myers, the iconic killer of the Halloween series. The mask has seen better days and it certainly suggests that the movie is going for a seriously scary vibe. Check it out below.

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Halloween hits theaters on October 19. It's produced by Blumhouse Films, which has released some of the most successful horror movies of recent years, including Get Out, Split, and the Purge and Paranormal Activity franchises. John Carpenter, who directed the original 1978 Halloween, is involved as a story advisor and is reportedly composing the movie's score. Although nothing is known about the story, last year Carpenter revealed the movie will be a direct sequel to the original, ignoring all the other sequels and remakes that have been released over the past 40 years.

In a recent interview with Charleston City Paper, McBride spoke about his and Green's approach to the movie, and how they were tapping into the more subtle scares of the first film. "The original is all about tension," he said. "Laurie Strode [Curtis' character] doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that.

"We're trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes."

04/19/2018 05:28 AM
WWE Greatest Royal Rumble: Every Confirmed Match At The 2018 PPV

While Wrestlemania 34 just wrapped up, there is another major 2018 WWE event on the horizon: Greatest Royal Rumble. On Friday, April 27, Saudi Arabia will host this show, which can be streamed on the WWE Network. The main event for the show will be the largest Royal Rumble match of all time.

The card for the show is starting to come together, with new matches being added to the event over the course of the next two weeks. If you're wondering why there aren't any women's matches on the card it's because of the country's extremely conservative views, and women can attend the show but cannot wrestle.

Because of the time difference, the show will air in North America at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT with a Kickoff show on the network starting one hour prior, as the show begins in Saudi Arabia at 5 PM BST / 7 PM AST. As of this writing, there's no clear indication of how long the show will be, but advertisements for it have said all the major WWE titles--minus the two women's ones--will be on the line, so expect this to be a longer event.

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The main event of the evening will be the Greatest Royal Rumble match, a Royal Rumble consisting of 50 wrestlers. Prior to this event, the 2011 40-man Royal Rumble was the only Rumble to have more than 30 superstars involved. We'll keep you updated when new matches are added to the card. As of now, there are seven confirmed matches for it.

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If for some reason you can't watch Greatest Royal Rumble when it airs--because it's on in the early morning--don't worry because GameSpot will be covering it live.

04/19/2018 05:20 AM
Nintendo Switch Adding South Park And 15 More Games This Coming Week

The Nintendo Switch Eshop is adding a bunch of new releases this week, headlined by the arrival of South Park: The Fractured But Whole. It won't be available until April 24, but when it drops it will bring the first two DLC packs along with it. Danger Deck and From Dusk Till Casa Bonita will be available to purchase as well, and the third expansion, Bring the Crunch, is coming later this year to all platforms.

In addition to South Park, the Switch gets ACA NeoGeo Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Brakes Are For Losers, Football Manager Touch 2018, Manticore: Galaxy on Fire, Neo Atlas 1469, Party Trivia, Skelter Generations, Skee-Ball, and Wild Guns Reloaded. If that wasn't enough, it also updates this week with demo versions of Stikbold: A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe, Super Chariot, and Super One More Jump.

In the next week, a few more games will be added: The Way Remastered, Firefighters: The Simulation, Firefighters: Airport Fire Department, Gal Gun 2, Death Road to Canada, and Where Are My Friends?

The offerings are sparse among other Nintendo platforms. Wii U gets Aqua Moto Racing Utopia, and 3DS gets Cycle of Eternity: Space Anomaly. In addition, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is updating with a Fortune Cookie Shop, which doles out random items, and Gulliver, a seagull who can help you get rid of unwanted clothing and furniture.

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04/19/2018 05:17 AM
Avengers Directors Adapting Deadly Class Comic Book For Syfy

Syfy is continuing to beef up its comic book offerings. Currently, the network is home to DC Comics drama Krypton, along with the adaptation of Grant Morrison's graphic novel Happy. Now Syfy is turning another property into a series--and it has enlisted some big names to make it a reality.

Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, will executive produce an adaptation of Deadly Class, based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Set in the 1980s, the series will follow a homeless teenager "recruited into a storied elite private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations," a press release reads. That teen will then have to stick to his own moral code, as he struggles to survive the school.

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The cast includes some very interesting and exciting names, as well. Benedict Wong (Avengers: Infinity War), Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), and Lana Candor (X-Men: Apocalypse) will all star. Joining the Russos as executive producers are Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott (Bionic Woman), Mike Larocca (Spy), Adam Targum (Banshee), and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline). Krieger also directed the pilot.

There's no word on when Deadly Class will premiere just yet, though it's not the only project Syfy has in the works. The network is also adapting George RR Martin novella Nightflyers, which is in production now.