New Game Of Thrones Trailer Teases Team-Up For Season 7

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New Game Of Thrones Trailer Teases Team-Up For Season 7

HBO has released a new trailer for the upcoming seven-episode season of Game of Thrones. 

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The trailer gives fans a good look at the direction the TV show is headed in (warning, general spoilers for Game of Thrones ahead).

NBC Sports Group And FACEIT Are Coming Together To Launch A Rocket League Tournament

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NBC Sports Group And FACEIT Are Coming Together To Launch A Rocket League Tournament

This summer, NBC Sports Group, FACEIT, and Psyonix are partnering to launch the first-ever international 2v2 Rocket League tournament.

Starting July 22, the regional online qualifiers will be held on the FACEIT platform, and the top competitors will make their way into in-studio regional finals competitions on August 5-6 and 12-13. The tournament will end with a two-day Grand Finals on August 26-27, where 16 teams will battle for the $100,000 prize pool.  

Across NBCUniversal and Comcast, there will be more than 40 hours of event coverage across live-streaming, video-on-demand, and linear platforms. The Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures, Rob Simmelkjaer has announced that they're adding Television Deportes to engage the growing Spanish-language audience. Syfy will be handling the international component and will be broadcasting the Grand Finals in the UK, Germany, Australia, and multiple countries across Latin America.

Niantic To Punish Cheaters In Pokémon Go With New Feature

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Niantic To Punish Cheaters In Pokémon Go With New Feature

A verified Niantic spokesperson issued an update today in Pokémon Go's subreddit about an upcoming feature to Pokémon Go that will punish players who have caught Pokémon using third-party software. Niantic says that any Pokémon caught with such software will "appear marked with a slash in the inventory and may not behave as expected."

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With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that Pokémon GO continues to be a fun and fair experience for all Trainers. Starting today, Pokémon caught using third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay will appear marked with a slash in the inventory and may not behave as expected. We are humbled by the excitement for all the new features we announced yesterday.This is one small part of our continued commitment to maintaining the integrity of our community and delivering an amazing Pokémon GO experience.

Pillars Of Eternity Comes To Consoles In August

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Pillars Of Eternity Comes To Consoles In August

Today Obsidian Entertainment revealed that its fantasy RPG Pillars Of Eternity, previously a PC exclusive, is coming to console and will feature all DLC and expansion packs for the base game. PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to check it out on August 29.

You can watch the reveal trailer here:

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Cities: Skylines Announced For PS4

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Cities: Skylines Announced For PS4

City simulator Cities: Skylines has been announced for the PlayStation 4, with an August release date.

The title comes out on August 15, and when it arrives, it's bringing the After Dark expansion with it.

There's no word as to when or if other expansions such as Mass Transit and Snowfall will come out for the PS4 edition.

Sega Makes Another Nostalgia Play With Sega Forever Collection On Mobile

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Sega Makes Another Nostalgia Play With Sega Forever Collection On Mobile

While some of us might bristle at the thought of reliving moments from our past, Sega is the first to whip out the ol' photo album. Nostalgia is a powerful force in gaming, and the publisher has raided its vaults through countless collections, remasters, and ports over the years. If you want yet another way to play through Sega's classics/moldy oldies, you're in luck. The company has announced a new Sega Forever collection for mobile, which is launching tomorrow on iOS and Android.

The launch lineup includes five games from the Genesis era: Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, and Kid Chameleon. Sega says additional games will be released every two weeks, spanning across the company's history. The game's official Twitter account has close-up shots of the Dreamcast, Saturn, and Master System hardware, so it's reasonable to assume we'll be seeing games from those consoles at some point in the future.

The games support Bluetooth controllers, cloud saves, and leaderboards. They're ad-supported, but playable offline, in case you find yourself in the middle of nowhere or on an airplane. If you're really into a game and don't want to be interrupted by the ads, you can purchase the titles for $1.99 a pop.

Star Wars Han Solo Film Loses Directors, Release Date Unchanged

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Star Wars Han Solo Film Loses Directors, Release Date Unchanged

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo film.

Citing creative differences as they leave the project, it's unknown who will be helming the project moving forward.

The movie has been shooting since February, and the release date of May 25, 2018, remains unaltered at this time (pray I don't alter it further).

Netflix Introduces Interactive Television Series

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Netflix Introduces Interactive Television Series

The choose your own adventure style of storytelling has made its way from books to video games, but it hasn't really come to television yet. That's changing today; Netflix has just announced a new interactive storytelling initiative for some of its most popular children's series. 

So far, two interactive series have been announced. The first features everyone's favorite boot-wearing cat, and it's out today (the website won't dare let me use his profane name). The second is Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, and it will be released on June 14. 

It's currently unclear just how much impact your choices will have on the storyline, but this sounds like a great way to make more engaging television for kids. You can see some clips from the shows along with some of the choices you'll make in the announcement trailer below.

Twitch And Blizzard Entertainment Team Up In Esports Collaboration

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Twitch And Blizzard Entertainment Team Up In Esports Collaboration

Today, Twitch and Blizzard Entertainment announced a two-year worldwide partnership. The deal includes third-party live streaming rights to select Blizzard esports content and special game content for Twitch Prime subscribers.

Twitch is acquiring the third-party streaming-platform rights to an assortment of Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Overwatch esports content. The deal, running through 2018, supports the competitive sphere of Blizzard's esports properties including the following programs:

Blizzard is providing special in-game loot and deals to Twitch Prime members for Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Beginning June 20 and running through August 10, current and new Twitch Prime members will receive a Golden Loot Box for Overwatch, containing one guaranteed legendary item along with three other additional in-game emotes, voice lines, or character skins. Players can learn more here. Similar promotions for Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone players begin later this year.