• Get Ready For A Bloody Harvest In Upcoming Borderlands 3 Event

    Click here to watch embedded media Gearbox hosted a Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest event for Borderlands 2, and the the company has revealed that this celebrations is returning in Borderlands 3. The event takes place from October 24 through December 5. During Bloody Harvest, players discover a new crew member named Maurice. Players can also travel to a new location, called Heck, where they can take on new challenges and acquire new seasonal loot. The event is free, so get ready to trick or treat. Mostly trick. For more on Borderlands 3, read our review of here, or read this journal about some of the game's best guns.

  • Insomniac's Spider-Man Is Now A $1,100 Statue

    Sideshow and PCS Collectibles have created the ultimate item for fans of the game. Standing in at 24-inches in height, the Spider-Man Advanced Suit statue can be yours for just $1,100. Sideshow is creating two different versions: an "exclusive" one that comes with a flexible web, and the "standard" edition that doesn't have it. Spider-Man is the focus, but the base he is leaping from holds the demonic imagery of Mister Negative, one of the foes he squared off against in the game. The Advanced Suit was created by Insomniac and has become one of the more popular looks for this iconic character, appearing on numerous comic book covers and collectibles since the game's launch. Sideshow estimates the statue will ship between January and March of 2021. Click image thumbnails to view larger version                                                                                                              

  • Red Dead Redemption 2's PC Trailer Shows Off Stunning Visual Upgrades

    Click to watch embedded media Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives on PC on November 5, and you can now get a taste of just how beautiful it is going to look for people who have the hardware to run it in 4K. The first shot of this short minute-long trailer shows off the increased draw distant and general improvements to the world – from the lighting to the grass. I'll repeat this sentiment: It looks absolutely stunning. The PC version will also deliver new Bounty Hunting missions and gang hideouts for players to unearth. With the release just around the corner, are PC players eager to play it for the first time? Also, what about console players that have already gone through it: Do the visual upgrades make you want to purchase it again?

  • Relive Handheld Glories With The Analogue Pocket

    Analogue, the company behind the Super Nt and the Mega Sg premium retro consoles, has announced the Analogue Pocket. This new handheld device follows in the footsteps of the Super Nt and Mega Sg systems in that it allows you to play retro games you already own natively, with no emulation required, but it also adds several new features to help make this a more unique product. The Analogue Pocket works out of the box with nearly 3,000 cartridges from the libraries of Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. Additionally, you can purchase cartridge adapters to allow it to work with games from other handheld system libraries like Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, and Atari Lynx. The Analogue Pocket features a 3.5-inch, 615 ppi LCD screen with 10 times the resolution of the original Game Boy. The team behind it claims it to be the most advanced screen to ever appear on a video game system. On top of that, all buttons on the system are mappable and the sound comes through stereo speakers or a 3.5mm set of headphones. The system also has a microSD slot, an original-style link plug, and a rechargeable battery that uses USB-C. If you'd rather play your games up on the big screen, Analogue will also be releasing the Analogue Dock, which lets you output directly to a monitor via HDMI. You can use the dock to sync directly with wireless Bluetooth controllers or connect up to two controllers directly via USB cable. While the Analogue Pocket's core functionality is playing retro games from various handheld devices of the past, the system has something for creative types as well. The Analogue Pocket is designed for FPGA development, with a second dedicated FPGA included specifically for developers to create and port using Analogue's proprietary hardware and scalers. The system also features a built-in digital audio workstation called Nanoloop, which includes a synthesizer and sequencer. This is designed for music creation and live performance, so you can even try your hand at composing and playing live using the Analogue Pocket. Click image thumbnails to view larger version                                                                                                               The Analogue Pocket is set to hit sometime in 2020 and will cost $200. The price and release information for the dock has not yet been announced.

  • Riot Games Announces Several Titles Set In The League Of Legends Universe

    In celebration of League of Legends' 10-year anniversary, developer Riot Games has revealed a huge slate of new games set in the League of Legends universe. In addition, a new animated series and documentary are on the way, and the popular autobattler Teamfight Tactics is coming to mobile. Click here to watch embedded media The first all-new game announced by Riot is Legends of Runeterra. This free-to-play strategy card game features cards based on the characters of League of Legends. Each character has their own style and strategic advantage. Legends of Runeterra features alternating combat that forces players to use creativity and cunning to emerge victorious. Players will have multiple options to acquire cards including "robust free-to-play options," as well as the ability to use real money or earned currency to purchase any card. Legends of Runeterra, which you can learn more about in the trailer above, is set to launch on PC and mobile in 2020. You can pre-register for the game here. Click here to watch embedded media Riot Games also unveiled an new MOBA for consoles and mobile called League of Legends: Wild Rift. This 5v5 MOBA features similar gameplay as the PC MOBA that took the world by storm over the last decade, but adapted for new platforms. While the genre is the same as the original League of Legends, Riot says this is built from the ground up. Wild Rift uses a twin-stick control scheme and mechanics redesigned for matches to last between 15 and 18 minutes. League of Legends: Wild Rift hits mobile in 2020, with console seemingly to come later. You can pre-register for Wild Rift here. Following those two 2020 titles, Riot Games revealed early-development details for three as-of-yet unnamed projects. The first one, codenamed Project A, is a competitive, character-based shooter for PC. Set in the near-future Earth, Project A has a diverse cast of characters with unique abilities, and is one of the only games announced not set in the League of Legends universe. While we don't have a release date for this game, Riot says more details will be revealed in 2020. For years now, a fighting game has been rumored to be in development at Riot Games. The studio has finally pulled back the curtain on the project... kind of. Currently known as Project L, no additional details are available right now, but Riot has confirmed it's a fighting game set in the League of Legends universe. Nothing is known about Project F at this time other than it's a game very early in development that "explores the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends." No timetable is given for release or additional details. The final game Riot announced tonight is League of Legends Esports Manager, which tasks you with running your very own esports team, signing players to contracts and managing the day-to-day operations. The game features real esports competitors from the League of Legends Pro League, but hopes to expand into other regional leagues in the future. Money generated from League of Legends Esports Manager will be shared with the teams featured in the game. Click here to watch embedded media For fans of the MOBA, Riot also announced a new champion named Senna. A fan favorite since her introduction in Lucian's story, Senna is the newest support to join the roster. She is set to hit the Public Beta Environment on October 29 and the live servers on November 10.

  • Google Stadia Launches November 19

    Google announced today that its bold entry into console-less gaming will arrive on November 19. With servers launching at 12 p.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific, fans will either have to preorder the Founder's Edition or subscribe to the Stadia Pro plan. At $9.99 a month, The Pro subscription gives players access to 4K resolution, better sound, and access to a growing library of free titles, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection. The Founder's Edition of Stadia comes with a three-month subscription of the Pro plan, a Chromecast Ultra, an exclusive controller, a buddy pass to share with a friend, and first crack at a unique username for the service, for $129. Fans wanting to test out the service without paying for the Founder's Edition or Pro subscription will have to wait a bit longer, though. Google has stated that Stadia's base plan won't be available until next year and won't have access to perks such as 4K gaming or the free games the company will provide with the service.  Over the last year, Google has garnered support from major developers such as CD Projekt Red, Gearbox, and Bungie, but time will tell if it can overcome the technical limitations of today's digital landscape. [Source: Google]

  • You Can Play As Sonic In Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

    In a new trailer, Sega has announced that the revitalization of the Super Monkey Ball series, an HD remake of Banana Blitz, will feature a hidden character for players to unlock. That character is none other than Sega's own Sonic the Hedgehog. While details are scarce at the moment, Sonic appears to play similar to how the monkey cast of the series has traditionally played, so you probably shouldn't expect any wild reinventions of the formula thanks to the Blue Blur's inclusion. However, if you'd like to see Sonic in action in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, you can do so through the trailer below. Click here to watch embedded media Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD comes to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on October 29.

  • More Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Coming Tomorrow Morning

    With just one month to go before the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Game Freak is readying another reveal for the highly anticipated Gen VIII debut. While we don't know what will come of the tease, the official Pokémon Twitter account says there will be an announcement tomorrow morning. The reveal is set to happen at 9 a.m. Eastern/6 a.m. Pacific. https://twitter.com/pokemon/status/1184093563908440064 For more on Pokémon Sword and Shield, be sure to visit our ongoing exclusive coverage hub by clicking the banner below. Pokémon Sword and Shield launch on Switch November 15.

  • Fortnite Emerges From The Black Hole With Chapter 2

    Fewer than 48 hours after Fortnite's map blew up and the game was sucked into a black hole and taken offline over the weekend, the battle-royale phenomenon is back. Billed as Fortnite Chapter 2, the new update brings an all-new island to duke it out on, but it doesn't stop there. In addition to 13 new locations to drop in, explore, and fight over, Chapter 2 adds new water-based gameplay, including swimming, fishing, motorboats, and more. You can also heal your team with the Bandage Bazooka or carry your teammates to safety. You can also hide in haystacks, blow up environmental explosives, and upgrade a streamlined arsenal of weapons. On top of that, Epic Games has implemented an all-new XP system including medals you earn in matches. You can get a taste of some of the new locales below. Click here to watch embedded media Fortnite Chapter 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

  • Fortnite's Map Blows Up And Entire Game Gets Sucked Into A Black Hole

    Epic Games is no stranger to using viral events to promote the next season of its popular game Fortnite, but the newest way of hinting at what's next puts the strange purple cube from last year to shame.  This morning, rockets flew through the map, then converged with a meteor to destroy the game's world. The event sent every player skyward, then a black hole appeared, consuming the entire game. Now, when you attempt to play Fortnite, you cannot access Save the World or Creative, but when you select Battle Royale from the menu, it tells you a technical error has occurred before the menu is sucked into the same black hole that consumed players earlier today. You can check out what happened just before the emergence of the black hole through a clip from popular streamer Dr. Lupo. Click here to watch embedded media Once at the black hole screen, you have one option: exit. However, many players have opted to watch the black hole for clues. Every once in a while, the lighting of the screen changes to reveal numbers, but not much else is happening. If you get bored while watching, you can enter the Konami code to unlock an elementary top-down space shooter arcade minigame. In addition to taking the game offline for now, the Fortnite Twitter account has also deleted all of its tweets aside from its most recent, which is just a livestream of the current game state. As of this writing, the official Fortnite account has over 100,000 viewers as the community attempts to find out what's next. Additionally, throughout the day, Fortnite has been a top trending topic on Twitter. You can monitor the current state of Fortnite by checking out its Twitch account below. Click here to watch embedded media

  • The Division 2's Largest Content Update Is Set To Launch October 15

    Click here to watch embedded media Washington D.C. is still under siege, and fans of The Division 2 are getting a huge content update sooner rather than later. Ubisoft announced today that the next wave of paid downloadable content for The Division 2 will be launching next week, October 15, for players who’ve purchased the Year 1 Pass. Title Update 6 includes two new story and Classified Assignments missions, a new character specialization, a player-versus-player mode and multiplayer map, along with other cosmetics and in-game fixes. The Division 2’s story mission, Pentagon: The Last Castle, centers around the agents' mission to take back the iconic building from Black Tusk terrorists and stop them from further spreading the lethal outbreak. On top of the story missions, pass holders can also delve into the exclusive Classified Assignments side missions to thwart the attempts of the Outcasts from gaining a greater foothold in the United States Capitol. Each piece of new content provides the perfect playground for players to test out the new Technician Specialization, which comes fully equipped with EMP Grenades, a new skill variant, the Maxim 9 sidearm, and the P-017 Launcher, which targets up to six enemies before blowing them away with a devastating missile barrage. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news for Division 2 fans, as it was also announced that the game’s second raid would be delayed, giving developers more time to polish the endgame event. As of now, Ubisoft has yet to announce when the raid will become available other than to say it's coming in 2020. If players are interested in the new content but don’t have the Year 1 Pass, fear not, as each piece of content will become available to everyone (outside of the Classified Assignments) a week later on October 22. And for players who haven’t yet picked up the game, Ubisoft also announced that it is hosting a free-to-play weekend across all platforms later this month, along with a sale of the game. [Source: Ubisoft]

  • Doom Eternal Delayed To March 2020

    On the official Doom twitter account today, id Software announced a delay to the upcoming Doom Eternal. The game is now expected to launch on March 20, 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The Switch version is slated for a future release with no specific date and time given. An update on DOOM Eternal: pic.twitter.com/2LWrfh6e4Z — DOOM (@DOOM) October 8, 2019 In addition to the delay news, the account stated that Invasion mode is going to be a free update shortly after launch. Invasion mode lets players hop into other people's games as a demon, so that should be interesting!