Evo Online Has Been Cancelled

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Evo Online Has Been Cancelled

Evo 2020 has been cancelled following allegations of sexual misconduct made against Evo CEO Joey Cuellar, who was placed on administrative leave earlier in the day, and is now being relieved of all responsibilities with the company and tournament. Early this morning, Evo released a statement saying "The behavior in these accusations runs directly counter to Evo's mission of building a safe, welcoming environment for all of our players and attendees."

Over the course of the day, commentators James Chen and Maximilian Dood tweeted that they would no longer be a part of this year's tournament. Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Tekken, and other games were also pulled by the developers and publishers behind them. NetherRealm, the studio behind the Mortal Kombat games, said "We stand in solidarity with those who have spoken out against abuse. We will be pulling MK11 from EVO Online."

Over 1,300 people signed up to compete in this year's tournament, which would be held online due to the ongoing pandemic. Anyone who purchased a badge will be refunded. Evo is also donating the equivalent of the proceeds to Project HOPE.

A Fallout Television Series Is On The Way

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A Fallout Television Series Is On The Way

Kilter Films, Bethesda Game Studios, and Amazon Studios are bringing the popular apocalyptic RPG Fallout to light in a new way as a TV series. Few details are known about this upcoming Amazon Original show, but according to Deadline, it is the first project put together by Westworld creators and producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy who signed a deal with Amazon. They'll be partnering with Todd Howard and other people from the Bethesda Game Studios team to bring this project to life.

The announcement was made through a short teaser video on Twitter. No release date  was given. You can see the teaser below:

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2K Sets Next-Gen Retail Price At $69.99 With NBA 2K21

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2K Sets Next-Gen Retail Price At $69.99 With NBA 2K21

2K has set an example in what is likely to be a new trend by setting the suggested retail price (SRP) of the PlayStation 5/Xbox One version of NBA 2K21 at $69.99. This appears to be the first instance of an upcoming next-gen title listing its price.

The game's press release notes that the game's actual retail price may vary, but barring specific sales retailers typically sell products at the SRP.

We'll have to wait and see if other publishers follow suit now or in the future, but with rising development costs, the power of the coming home consoles, and that this happens every few generations, it's a good bet this is the new normal.

Update: Kobe Bryant Added As NBA 2K21's Final Cover Star

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Update: Kobe Bryant Added As NBA 2K21's Final Cover Star

Final Update:

The late Kobe Bryant is the cover star for NBA 2K21's Mamba Forever edition, which includes various extras through the game's modes, including 100,000 VC, 60 MyCareer skill boosts, and more.

This version, which comes out this holiday for $99.99, is available for both the current and next-gen consoles, and buying it is the only way that fans can play on both generations (within the same console family such as PS4 and PS5) with a single purchase.

Hasbro Is Releasing A Gaming Greats Jango Fett Action Figure

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Hasbro Is Releasing A Gaming Greats Jango Fett Action Figure

The old Star Wars: Bounty Hunter video game is getting a little love again with the release of a new Black Series action figure from Hasbro. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter released for PlayStation 2 and GameCube in 2002, and was recently resurrected as a digital release for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, meaning it can still be played today.

This Jango Fett figure stands in at six inches in height, and is similar to one that released years ago, but is slightly different with a new jet pack and cleaner armor. It also comes in a Gaming Greats package that lines up with the recently released Darth Revan and Shadow Stormtrooper figures.

Like those two figures, Jango Fett is a GameStop exclusive. Preorders are now open, and the figure is slated to ship on September 15. You can take a look at the figure in the gallery below:

The Mandalorian's Story Will Extend To Books And Comics

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The Mandalorian's Story Will Extend To Books And Comics

A successful Star Wars story is bound to expand into books and comics, and it's now happening to The Mandalorian, the hit show that launched on Disney+ last year.

Six Mandalorian books were announced on the official Star Wars site, the most exciting of which is an untitled original adult novel written by Adam Christopher and published by Del Ray. For more insight into the visual style of the show, fans can look forward to The Art of the Mandalorian book by Phil Szostak, as well as The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide by Pablo Hidalgo.

Other books include an untitled junior novelization by Joe Schreiber, and a level-two reader book called The Mandalorian: Allies & Enemies by Brooke Vitale, who is also penning an untitled 8x8 storybook based on the series. There's even going to be A Little Golden Book that recaps season one. Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing are both making Mandalorian comic books.

Furi Creators Bringing Co-Op RPG Haven To PS5, PS4

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Furi Creators Bringing Co-Op RPG Haven To PS5, PS4

Developers The Game Bakers are taking a different approach for Haven compared to the studio's last title, action game Furi. Haven is designed as a simpler, less-frantic PS5/PS4 co-op action/RPG.

Creative director Emeric Thoa says he was inspired by the game Flower and its chill gameplay. Although Haven has standard elements like crafting, different approaches to combat, and much more, the aim was to make things as simple and un-confusing as possible, doing away with complex skill trees, crafting systems, and UI overload.

Instead, Haven wants you to focus on controlling Yu and Kay as they explore the world – including enabling seamless drop-in co-op – and becoming invested in the couple's story.

Solve Some Stylish Puzzles In Creaks

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Solve Some Stylish Puzzles In Creaks

Are you craving some puzzles? Flex your brain in a bizarre, surreal world from the makers of Machinarium, Amanita Design. Creaks is slated to hit this month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Steam), and Switch!

An intriguing score by Hidden Orchestra accentuates hand-painted visuals as you explore many mysteries. Discover the secrets inside paintings take a journey through slightly eerie creativity. 

We don't have an exact release date just yet, but check out this trailer for a taste of the oddities that you'll be able to explore sometime in July.

Hack Or Fight Your Way Through New Platformer For PS5, Recompile

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Hack Or Fight Your Way Through New Platformer For PS5, Recompile

Sony gave us another delightful indie reveal today for its PlayStation Indies initiative. Recompile has you exploring a digital landscape, either hacking or fighting to get by, all in the name of avoiding deletion. 

Phi Dinh, co-founder, programmer, and game designer at Phigames, answered some questions about the game on the PlayStation Blog. "You’ll play as a sentient virus, trying to escape deletion as you infiltrate the digital, virtual world of The Mainframe in an effort to achieve sapience and bring about the first technological singularity. Humankind depends on it, but how you accomplish this goal will be up to you," he wrote. 

A new trailer today revealed the game for PS5, showcasing the platforming, third-person combat, and environmental hacking puzzles. You can go guns blazing, hack security systems for distractions, or even turn enemies against each other with your hacking powers. The environment is also hackable to get past locked doors or disable complex machinery. But just remember, how you play will affect the A.I. you create. 

Worms Rumble Wriggles Its Way Into 2020

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Worms Rumble Wriggles Its Way Into 2020

Team17 is bringing Worms back yet again! The franchise that always seems to wriggle its way back is headed to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC later this year.

Some highlights of the new Worms Rumble include real-time battles with up to 32 players, battle royale mode, and deathmatch mode.

Worms Rumble features crossplay, and you won't have to wait too long to see it in action - multiplayer beta begins on July 15th on Steam. Until then, take a look at the rambunctious trailer below!