First Gameplay Footage Of Psychonauts 2

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First Gameplay Footage Of Psychonauts 2

Double Fine Productions has released off-camera footage of Psychonauts 2 during a video documenting the first playable milestone being hit.

Psychonauts 2 was announced at The Game Awards in 2015 and was subsequently crowdfunded through funding/investment platform Fig. The story takes place after the first game, Psychonauts, and the PlayStation VR title, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin. The sequel still stars Raz and follows the first game's structure of going through the mental worlds of other characters.

Psychonauts 2 is releasing in 2018 on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Check out the first footage below.

Epic Says Combating Cheating Is Their Highest Priority For Fortnite: Battle Royale

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Epic Says Combating Cheating Is Their Highest Priority For Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale is astoundingly successful for Epic, but the Unreal company does not want cheaters ruining the experience in its early life.

In a blog post today, Epic's Nathan Mooney explained "addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games." He goes on to say that Epic is considering a number of methods that they're not willing to disclose yet, but that thousands have already been banned.

The first measure is a character progression system to incentivize players to behave properly or risk losing all the progress on their character. With Battle Royale being free to play and Fortnite in general passing the seven million player mark, combating cheating is an important first priority for Epic to ensure the game is not impossible for the other players.

Ubisoft Is Buying Back Four Million Of Its Own Shares In Takeover Defense

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Ubisoft Is Buying Back Four Million Of Its Own Shares In Takeover Defense

Ubisoft announced a share buyback program today that lets them buy their own shares in an attempt to defend against a hostile takeover by Vivendi.

The process is a little complicated, but essentially Ubisoft has told an investment services provider to purchase four million shares on Ubisoft's behalf. The actual buyback can happen any time between now and the end of the year, but there is little any other entity can do to stop it. The Guillemot family that owns and operates Ubisoft has been fretting Vivendi's creeping influence publicly for several years.

As of September, Vivendi had 25% voting rights in Ubisoft after successfully taking over Gameloft, another company owned by the Guillemot family. By French law, a company that reaches 30% voting rights must tender a public offer, so Vivendi was on the precipice of making a move to taking over Ubisoft.

Obsidian Entertainment Co-founder Chris Avellone Teasing Something Fallout-related

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Obsidian Entertainment Co-founder Chris Avellone Teasing Something Fallout-related

Chris Avellone, who contributed to Fallout 2 and co-founded Obsidian which developed New Vegas, is teasing something related to the post-apocalypse franchise on Facebook.

Avellone left Obsidian in 2015 and currently works with Larian Studios, the studio behind Divinity: Original Sin and its fantastic sequel. The post in question is on Avellone's Facebook page where he changed his profile picture to a drawing of Vault Boy hugging a stick figure who is saying, "I missed you so much."

Avellone and Larian's future is currently undetermined. The unconfirmed assumption from many is that its next step is to bring Divinity: Original Sin II to consoles, but after the game's positive reception, it's also possible the studio could start working on Original Sin III.

Studio MDHR Teases Physical Collector's Edition For Cuphead

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Studio MDHR Teases Physical Collector's Edition For Cuphead

Since its release on Friday, Cuphead has been overall well-received (even with its difficulty) which begs the question – will there be a physical version of this game?

In fact, someone on twitter asked that very question, and Studio MDHR offered an optimistic reply. Studio MDHR didn't have a date or additional details, but does assure one is one the way.

We have plans -- and will eventually have a physical release (collector's edition, etc)! :)

Capcom Announces Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

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Capcom Announces Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Street Fighter V players of all stripes can get their hands on an upcoming Arcade mode and more when Capcom releases an Arcade Edition for the game on January 16 on PS4 and PC.

The edition costs $39.99 and includes Arcade mode, Extra Battle mode, new V-trigger moves, Gallery, a new user interface, and seasons 1 and 2 DLC characters (via a download code), as well as the base game.

If you already own Street Fighter V you'll get everything except the DLC characters for free via an update.

This Official Song About Ditto Is Adorable And Will Brighten Your Day

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This Official Song About Ditto Is Adorable And Will Brighten Your Day

Occasionally, Pokemon get songs, like Slowpoke and Magikarp. Now, there's finally a song about Ditto, the amorphous Pokemon that transforms into every other Pokemon under the sun.

The song tells the story of a ranch that has a set of visiting Dittos, from a Ditto that impersonates a rock, to two Dittos that battle each other and aren't able to accomplish anything besides transforming into each other over and over.

Check out the video below and get the Japanese song stuck in your head all day. It'll be okay, you didn't need to think about anything else, anyway.

Fast & Furious DLC Coming To Rocket League

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Fast & Furious DLC Coming To Rocket League

Rocket League is all about family and heists...wait, no, that's Fast & Furious, which is finally meeting Rocket League with new DLC.

The new cars, '99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 from Universal Pictures' 2 Fast 2 Furious and the '70 Dodge Charger R/T from the first movie, are coming October 11 through a deal between Psyonix and Universal. Both cars come with a new set of wheels and six decals for $1.99 per car when they release October 11.

This is the second set of Fast & Furious content for Rocket League, with the Dodge Ice Doger DLC coming out alongside the Fate of the Furious release earlier in the year.

Fans Team Up To Create Titan Joker Lego Figurine

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Fans Team Up To Create Titan Joker Lego Figurine

A fan collaboration has resulted in one of the coolest Lego figurines I’ve ever seen. Titan Joker, the final boss of Batman: Arkham Asylum, is a hulking form the Joker takes after using the chemical TITAN chemical on himself.

Now this boss is being brought back by two fans who’ve had experience creating their own custom Lego characters before. Titan Joker is a bit larger than normal Lego characters, so check out the full image in TheMooseFig's Tweet.

Also be sure to check out other custom Lego creations on TheMooseFig’s Twitter page and Youtube channel.

First Gameplay Trailer For Iron Galaxy's Extinction

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First Gameplay Trailer For Iron Galaxy's Extinction

Extinction, an action-RPG from Killer Instinct developers Iron Galaxy, has its first gameplay trailer showing off the various giant orcs you'll be slicing and dicing all day in the game.

The game, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Attack on Titan and Shadow of the Colossus, but with a decidedly more traditional fantasy aesthetics. Players clamber up monsters named Ravenii, cut off their body parts to help scale them, and fight off enemies on the ground.

Extinction was announced in early June. The trailer confirms an early 2018 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.