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SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Adds In Rouei, Graze Ein, Mars Jacket, And More

Previews for this week’s issue of Famitsu have gone up, and they reveal a few extra units coming to SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays.

A Bloodstained Ritual Of The Night Survey Asking For Opinions About Paid Cosmetic DLC Has Emerged

 People can change Miriam’s appearance in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night by having her hair cut or equipping certain accessories and items. Now, ArtPlay and 505 Games are wondering if people would want to pay for even more options. A Bloodstained Cosmetic DLC Poll has been shared via Twitter, asking for people’s opinions on possible add-ons.

Premature Evaluation: Griftlands

Developer: Klei Entertainment Publisher: Klei EntertainmentRelease: Out now (early access) On: Windows From: Epic Store Price: £11.50/$15/€12.50

Watch Dogs: Legion spec work is “utterly voluntary”, Ubisoft shrug and recommend

Ubisoft have defended their decision to source some of Watch Dogs: Legion‘s soundtrack through spec work, saying it’s “completely voluntary” for fans to create music hoping Ubi might pick it and pay them for their work. Ubi announced this “opportunity” last week, saying they will put ten fan-made tracks into the game. I suppose it is voluntary, as much as any other work is voluntary. My main objection isn’t even that Ubisoft are seeking spec work for their big-budget game, it’s that they’re using spec work as marketing to build brand engagement. They’re encouraging exploitative labour practices with a goal not much different to a competition offering Watch Dogs t-shirts as prizes for drawing cool hackers.

Netflix Showrunner Shows Off First Look at The Witcher Series Roach

Slowly, more details on Netflix’s The Witcher television series have been emerging. Most recently, the streaming service offered a better look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, while also showing off Yennefer and Ciri for the first time. Now it’s another character’s time in the spotlight. And who’s more important than the White Wolf’s noble steed, Roach? Absolutely no one. Thankfully, the first image of Roach has hit the web.

Hunt Showdown Trinity Mode Announced by Crytek

Crytek released a short teaser video for a new game mode coming to the first person, monster-slaying shooter, Hunt: Showdown. When it leaves early access on PCs on August 20, 2019, Trinity will appear alongside version 1.0. Multiple three-player teams will head out to hunt monsters while surviving against other real-life players competing for the same targets. We’ll have to wait and see if this means it could launch with the mode when it makes its way to the PlayStation 4 later in 2019.


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Sega reveals new Super Monkey Ball for PC, PS4, and Switch

Sega’s new Super Monkey Ball game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC isn’t really an all-new game, but a remake of a previous title, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, according to a report from Japanese publication Famitsu. Titled Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball in Japan, the remake of the 2006 Wii game will be released on Oct. 31 for PS4 and Switch.

Mario Maker 2 degree turns World 1-1 right into a fiery nightmare hellscape

Have you been looking for the perfect place to start with Super Mario Maker 2? Well keep looking, because this might be the hardest version of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 ever made. Named “1-1 but with a twist,” creator and Twitter user Sunny remade the first level from Super Mario Bros. with dozens of twirling fire bars. The “twist” makes the once elementary level nearly impossible to finish. It is enough to scare any newbie away from playing Mario possibly forever.

The psychological causes sure video games really feel like coming residence

Do you know that feeling of coming home after being away for a long time? When you’re sitting on a train or the bus, watching familiar sights pass by, to eventually open your front door to settle back into a home that feels both comforting and yet somehow new after your trip? It’s a curious, and special, part of the human experience.

Nintendo declares San Diego Comic Con line up

Nintendo is headed to San Diego Comic-Con for a few days of fun, sun and Nintendo Switch gaming. During the July 18-21 show, Nintendo’s booth at the San Diego Convention Center will focus exclusively on the MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order game, which launches during the show on July 19 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. But to access even more games, Nintendo also encourages fans of all ages to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. Access to the lounge is free and open to everyone.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz remake introduced for Switch

The lid has been lifted on the new Super Monkey Ball project and it turns out it is a remake of Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz. It has only been announced for Japan, but presumably it will eventually make its way to the west. The Wii remake will arrive in Japan on 31st October.

Japan: Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki (Trails of Dawn) Mobile coming to Switch

The mobile version of Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki (Trails of Dawn) will he arriving on the Nintendo Switch platform this summer in the land of the rising sun. It’s not quite clear why they opted for the mobile version, possibly to test the waters. Either way we should find out how it performs on the Nintendo Switch in the next few months.