There’s a battle royale-themed board game on Kickstarter right now

about X hours ago from
There’s a battle royale-themed board game on Kickstarter right now

There’s a battle royale-themed board game on Kickstarter right now, and it just so happens to look a lot like Fortnite. From the cartoon characters to the presentation of weapons and equipment to the reliance on bold primary colors, the inspiration seems pretty obvious.

The game is called Last One Standing: The Battle Royale Board Game, and with a modest ask of just over $18,700, it has a good chance of being funded before the all-or-nothing deadline hits. The basic pledge runs $40 and includes all unlocked stretch goals.

Classic arcade shooter Ikaruga heads to Switch

about X hours ago from
Classic arcade shooter Ikaruga heads to Switch

Ikaruga, the beloved arcade shoot-’em-up, is heading to a modern console later this month for the first time. A Nintendo Switch version of the classic game will launch May 29 for $14.99, publisher Nicalis announced today.

First released in 2001 by Sega, Ikaruga won acclaim for its polarity system. Players can switch between black and white polarities, each one enabling them to absorb corresponding enemy hits and reuse that energy for special attacks. It’s a trick that adds an increased amount of strategy to the intense game.

Bungie summarizes season 3 of Destiny 2 in new video

about X hours ago from
Bungie summarizes season 3 of Destiny 2 in new video

Destiny 2: Warmind is only a week away, and with it comes Destiny 2’s third season. Season 3 promises all sorts of things from new content to exotic balancing. The team at Bungie released a video today detailing all of the new changes coming on Tuesday, May 8.

The video starts with talking about the buffs coming to exotic weapons, explaining that Bungie wants the weapons to feel more powerful. The team then goes into the exotic catalyst system, a new name for masterwork exotics. The remainder of the video explores a new season of PvP and the rewards that come with it.

Atari is crowdfunding a new console, but who is this device actually for?

about X hours ago from
Atari is crowdfunding a new console, but who is this device actually for?

Atari, once a forerunner of the video game revolution and now a primarily French-owned collection of related media companies, has plans for a new game console called the Atari VCS. After a false start last year, the company is ready to offer pre-orders through the crowdfunding website IndieGoGo on May 30.

The VCS isn’t just a box for playing old Atari games. It’s a Linux-based living room PC, a sector of the consumer technology market that has seen more than its fair share of failures.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players point out lore inaccuracies in-game

about X hours ago from
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players point out lore inaccuracies in-game

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery takes place in 1984. It’s an important date to remember.

The canonical Harry Potter universe stretches centuries, but the most important era, as it pertains to Hogwarts Mystery, is the period between Voldemort’s initial rise and Harry Potter’s attendance at Hogwarts. It’s an interesting period because we don’t really know what happened during that time; it’s your character’s chance to explore. While it may be tempting to add events in from Harry’s schooldays, it’s important that those little callbacks line up with the lore set by author J.K. Rowling.

Dark Souls: Remastered network test kicks off May 11

about X hours ago from
Dark Souls: Remastered network test kicks off May 11

Bandai Namco will give players a chance to try out Dark Souls: Remastered with a network test during the weekend of May 11. The network test will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players will be able to test the game on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. PDT each day. The test version will be limited to the Undead Parish location and have players summoning co-op partners or invade others’ games, Bandai Namco said in an announcement.

Capcom re-releasing Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X on cartridge

about X hours ago from
Capcom re-releasing Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X on cartridge

Capcom and iam8bit are re-releasing two Mega Man classics, Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X, in physical form. Both games will get 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridge releases later this year.

The cartridges — Mega Man 2 for the NES and Mega Man X for the Super NES — are limited to 8,500 copies each. Each comes with a $100 price tag and will include deluxe packaging and “premium” instruction booklets. Each cartridge “houses the original game code on a brand new PCB board and are fully playable on NTSC consoles,” according to a release from Capcom and iam8bit.

Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass revealed

about X hours ago from
Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass revealed

We’re just a few hours away from the end of Fortnite Battle Royale’s third season and now that everyone is running around with their John Wick skins, it’s time to look ahead at what cosmetics the Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass will bring.

As Epic Games has been teasing for the past week, the next Battle Pass will feature superhero-themed skins and other cosmetics. The cosmetics available in the pass include a whole bunch of new skins, including Valor which is sure to be a fan favorite.

5 things to know from Fortnite’s season 4 patch notes

about X hours ago from
5 things to know from Fortnite’s season 4 patch notes

After months of waiting, season 4 of Fortnite finally crash landed onto servers with patch v4.0 and made some massive changes to the game on its way in.

Thanks to the comet that we’ve been following for weeks, Fortnite Battle Royale’s map is in complete disarray now. Some locations have been destroyed completely and othersare simply in various states of ruin. While most players are going to notice changes to the map changes first, that’s not the only thing that’s been shifted by today’s patch on the Battle Royale side.