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Quake Champions Closed Beta Releases Next Week

You can start trying out Quake Champions as early as next week. Bethesda has announced that the closed beta will begin on Thursday, April 6. The announcement came alongside a new character trailer, this one featuring Anarki, who will be available for play during the beta. Show More Summary

Splatoon Tournament Offers E3 Trip as a Prize

Nintendo is teaming up with online tournament organizer Battlefy to reward your Splatoon skills with a trip to E3 2017. The tourney events will kick off on April 22 at 11 AM PT, with a round of Turf War. That will determine the 16 teams moving on to the finals. Show More Summary

Nintendo Switch Beats PS4 to 500,000 in Japan

Nintendo Switch is doing quite well in its home territory as well, having sold more than 500,000 units according to the data analysts Media Create. That figure, compiled from the first four weeks of launch, means it reached the half-million mark faster than the PlayStation 4. Show More Summary

Shack's Arcade Corner: Fantasy

We take a look at Fantasy, a old school arcade game from 1982, on this week's Shack's Arcade Corner. The game was developed by SNK and published by Rock-ola, a company who's specialty was in coin-operated jukeboxes, slot machines and pinball machines. Show More Summary

Battlefield 1 to Add Premium Friends, In Case Regular Friends Aren't Enough

EA has a new service for lonely Battlefield 1 players called Premium Friends. Don't have enough real-life friends with the best maps? Let EA hook you up with some uber-elite buddies who do have access to play with for free. The new program,...Show More Summary

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Will Be at the Star Wars Celebration

In a shocking reveal of standardized game naming conventions, EA has officially announced that the Star Wars: Battlefront sequel we have all known was coming is called... drumroll, please... Star Wars: Battlefront 2. And in typical teaser...Show More Summary

How to Charge Nintendo Switch on the Go

When it comes to charging the Switch, Nintendo supplies you with a dock, but there are already ways to charge your system when out of the house. Third party adapters are a viable option so long as they support USB power delivery and are Type-C cables. We’d recommend the portable power banks currently on sale from RAVPower or the ones by iMuto. Show More Summary

PSA: Scammers Offering Nintendo Switch Consoles at Half Price on Amazon

Several third-party sellers on Amazon list Nintendo Switch for as low as $148, a price cut of more than half the console's retail price of $300 and change. Don't get your hopes up and your one-click-purchase trigger finger ready: it's a scam. A user on NeoGAF reported that his girlfriend jumped on a $199 price for a Switch on Amazon. Show More Summary

MLB: The Show 17 Review-in-Progress: Extra Innings

MLB: The Show 17 opens with the dulcet tones of Vin Scully over a live-action video of classic baseball moments like Lou Gehrig’s famous “luckiest man on earth” speech and last year’s Cubs World Series win drawn by an artist in time-lapse on a chalk scoreboard, creating a mosaic of baseball history. Show More Summary

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - How to Find the Ring of Steel Protection +3

Dark Souls 3 carried over the concept of +1 and +2 rings from Dark Souls 2. You can't find those enhanced rings until your second and third playthrough, respectively, but +3 rings can be found in any New Game playthrough—if you know where to look. Show More Summary

Mass Effect Andromeda: Mining Minerals and Upgrading Your Nomad

Starry-eyed spacefarers won't get far in their mission without understanding the fundamentals of mining for materials in Mass Effect Andromeda. From mineral nodes to motherlodes, our guide will help you get the most out of mining asShow More Summary

Heroes of the Storm's Kaeo Milker on Going From 'Great Game' to 'Great Free-to-Play Game'

Today Heroes of the Storm kicks off the open beta for its "Heroes 2.0" Update, a massive overhaul of the underlying systems with a big emphasis on letting players earn all the cosmetic items they'd like with the addition of Loot Chests. Show More Summary

Who Would Put a VR Headset on an Ostrich? Samsung Obviously

The fight for consumer VR dollars must be really getting brutal. Samsung has stuck its neck out yet again in an ad for its new Gear VR; this time one that may not upset women, but could have the SPCA knocking on it corporate doors. Here's the setup: An ostrich accidentally gets its head caught up in a Gear VR, and uses it to learn to fly. Show More Summary

PlaneScape: Torment Enhanced Edition Offers a New Kick in the Nostalgia

Nostalgia is in full swing in the RPG space these days. From new forays into Wasteland, to Pillars of Eternity, and the Torment: Tides of Numenera homage, new isometric RPGs have been keeping fans busy, reminding them of the old days when the genre was full of choices for adventure and loot. Show More Summary

New Samsung Gear VR and Controller Coming for $129

Samsung has held a leadership role in mobile VR space, with its Gear VR, but the space is getting more crowded, especially after Google announced its Daydream and a sensing remote last year and then opened it up to all VR developers this year. Show More Summary

Heroes of the Storm '2.0' Update Gives a New Free-to-Play Foundation

Heroes of the Storm is getting some major changes to its underlying systems, albeit in a way that should feel familiar to players of Blizzard's other popular online games like Overwatch or Hearthstone. The team is treating this as a sort of soft relaunch, dubbing it "Heroes 2.0" to signify the breadth of the changes. Show More Summary

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Leaked

A European retailer may have accidentally narrowed down the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2. VG247 reports that the Polish retailer Media Markt listed the game's release at October 3. That in itself isn't too uncommon, as retailers...Show More Summary

Nintendo Switch Patch 2.1.0 Available for Download

Nintendo Switch System Update 2.1.0 is now available for download and it is a delightfully painless fast experience. How to Perform Nintendo Switch System Update 2.1.0 In most situations, the Nintendo Switch will automatically download the most recent system update while it is connected online. Show More Summary

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - How to Get Lapp's Armor

Characters in Dark Souls games have fought a losing battle with memory loss, and Lapp, a character introduced in Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City, is the latest victim of the undead curse. Our guide will help you find Lapp, take you through...Show More Summary

Astroneer Co-Creator Paul Pepera Has Passed Away

Paul Pepera, co-founder of System Era and co-creator of Astroneer, passed away suddenly yesterday, March 27. He was 31 years old. System Era Softworks shared the news on its blog. "Many knew Paul in this industry as an artistic tour de force. Show More Summary

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