NieR: Automata's 2B Is Coming To Soulcalibur VI

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NieR: Automata's 2B Is Coming To Soulcalibur VI

Bandai Namco has announced that everyone's favorite android who kills lots of other robots but ends feeling kind of bad about it, 2B, is coming to their weapons-based fighter.

The company dropped a trailer featuring NieR: Automata's 2B (a Square Enix crossover character) as she encounters Ivy in the far-off future, then facing off against various characters. She looks to have a number of air combos and a dodge, similar to what she used in NieR:Automata. Accompanying her release will be new parts for the character creation tool, new music, and weapons. You can watch the trailer below.

Bandai Namco stated the character is "Coming Soon," and will be part of the game's Season Pass, along with Tira and two other characters.

Weekend Warrior – That One With The Horses

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Weekend Warrior – That One With The Horses

Here we are again. Another week down, another weekend to look forward to. Big surprise, most of us will be playing Red Dead. If you’re doing something extraordinary like cooking for yourself, or not playing Red Dead Redemption 2, let us know in the comments below. Or if you’re playing Red Dead Redemption 2, well, we’d still like to know about it.

Brian Shea (@brianpshea) - I just wrapped up the main story of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey after 43 hours. I don’t really want to do any more side missions right now, but I feel like I have some unfinished business with a certain cult, so I’m going to be hunting the members of that organization down. After I wrap up that endeavor, it’s time to start the horse boys game.

Jeff Cork (@gijeff) - Here comes something that will blow your mind: I’m going to play Red Dead Redemption II this weekend. I’ll do my best to try out stuff in the game that other people in this roundup aren’t doing, just to make it interesting, though. And I might play a few rounds of Overwatch, too. Ta dah!

Epic Raises $1.25 Billion In Investment Capital

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Epic Raises $1.25 Billion In Investment Capital

Epic Games, the studio behind titles like Fortnite and, well, Fortnite for the foreseeable future, has announced today that they have raised $1.25 billion, with a b, in investment capital. Turns out having the biggest game in the world gets a lot of people to want to give you money in the hopes that they get money back in return.

Seven investors, KKR, ICONIQ Capital, Smash Ventures, aXiomatic, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins, and Lightspeed Venture Partners, have joined Epic's current investors of Tencent, Endeavor, and Disney, as minority shareholders. Epic is still controlled from within, but the company plans to introduce "unique partnerships" with their new investors. 

The cavalcade of investors comes as Epic continues to maintain a strong grip on the game's market. Fortnite numbers have not fluctuated much, indicating that Epic's highly responsive community management and iterative seasons seem to be doing well for the battle royale game. The game is also just still making a lot of money and that will continue unabated for some time.

Twitch And Harmonix Announce Collaborative Project Twitch Sings

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Twitch And Harmonix Announce Collaborative Project Twitch Sings

At TwitchCon today, the Amazon-owned streaming service announced a new karaoke initiative with music-game developers Harmonix called Twitch Sings.

The idea is as simple as you imagine, you can stream yourself singing along to music from Twitch's library of songs while an audience watches and judges you. In addition to judging you, they can pick vote to pick the next song, or let the chat control the effects going on around you. It sounds like a really cool idea and seems to limit audience interaction in ways that chat can't troll you, which is always a plus. Chat can however challenge singers to do things like singing like a surfer or holding a note for seconds.

The actual karaoke function seems to be using Rock Band's gameplay mechanics, which explains the Harmonix collaboration. Players can sing in groups or individually, but a camera and a microphone seems pretty necessary for the entire experience. Beta sign ups are going on right here and lets you choose platforms of iOS, Android (coming soon), or PC.

Twitch And Harmonix Announce Collaborative Project Twitch Sings

about X hours ago from
Twitch And Harmonix Announce Collaborative Project Twitch Sings

At TwitchCon today, the Amazon-owned streaming service announced a new karaoke initiative with music-game developers Harmonix called Twitch Sings.

The idea is as simple as you imagine, you can stream yourself singing along to music from Twitch's library of songs while an audience watches and judges you. In addition to judging you, they can pick vote to pick the next song, or let the chat control the effects going on around you. It sounds like a really cool idea and seems to limit audience interaction in ways that chat can't troll you, which is always a plus. Chat can however challenge singers to do things like singing like a surfer or holding a note for seconds.

The actual karaoke function seems to be using Rock Band's gameplay mechanics, which explains the Harmonix collaboration. Players can sing in groups or individually, but a camera and a microphone seems pretty necessary for the entire experience. Beta sign ups are going on right here and lets you choose platforms of iOS, Android (coming soon), or PC.

Lego Star Wars: All-Stars Announced As Animated Series

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Lego Star Wars: All-Stars Announced As Animated Series

Disney has revealed a new more kid-friendly Star Wars show titled Lego Star Wars: All-Stars, bearing no small similarity to the video game series of the same theme.

The series will be produced for Disney's online streaming service, DisneyNOW, as well on the DisneyXD. A number of shorts will premiere October 28, leading to full episodes later in November. While this normally wouldn't be huge news, the name has been floating around the rumor mill for quite as a possible escalation for the Lego Star Wars game series. All-Stars brings together every Star Wars characters irrespective of timeline or canon or who's alive and who's not.

Check out the trailer below.

Lego Star Wars: All-Stars Announced As Animated Series

about X hours ago from
Lego Star Wars: All-Stars Announced As Animated Series

Disney has revealed a new more kid-friendly Star Wars show titled Lego Star Wars: All-Stars, bearing no small similarity to the video game series of the same theme.

The series will be produced for Disney's online streaming service, DisneyNOW, as well on the DisneyXD. A number of shorts will premiere October 28, leading to full episodes later in November. While this normally wouldn't be huge news, the name has been floating around the rumor mill for quite as a possible escalation for the Lego Star Wars game series. All-Stars brings together every Star Wars characters irrespective of timeline or canon or who's alive and who's not.

Check out the trailer below.

Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, And Resident Evil 4 Coming To Switch In 2019

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Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, And Resident Evil 4 Coming To Switch In 2019

Capcom is bringing three classic Resident Evil titles to Switch next year. Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will all hit Nintendo's hybrid system in 2019. While no further details are available, players can look forward to experiencing these classic and influential horror games on the go or on the big screen next year.

Capcom is bringing multiple fan favorites to Nintendo Switch! Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will each be launching on Nintendo Switch in 2019! We'll have more info soon!

All three games are considered important to the survival horror genre, but Resident Evil 4 holds particular importance, as the series stretched into the shooter genre. You can read Javy Gwaltney's thoughts on why Resident Evil 4 remains the most important third-person shooter ever here.

Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, And Resident Evil 4 Coming To Switch In 2019

about X hours ago from
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, And Resident Evil 4 Coming To Switch In 2019

Capcom is bringing three classic Resident Evil titles to Switch next year. Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will all hit Nintendo's hybrid system in 2019. While no further details are available, players can look forward to experiencing these classic and influential horror games on the go or on the big screen next year.

Capcom is bringing multiple fan favorites to Nintendo Switch! Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will each be launching on Nintendo Switch in 2019! We'll have more info soon!

All three games are considered important to the survival horror genre, but Resident Evil 4 holds particular importance, as the series stretched into the shooter genre. You can read Javy Gwaltney's thoughts on why Resident Evil 4 remains the most important third-person shooter ever here.

New Monster Hunter Movie Photo Shows Off Slinger

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New Monster Hunter Movie Photo Shows Off Slinger

It is apparently no small point of pride for the people working on the upcoming Monster Hunter movie that the weapons in the film are accurate to the weapons in the game. The other day, a screen from the film showed a character carrying a rifle, causing fans to raise eyebrows at what exactly this movie was going for. Well, Milla Jovovich is happy to put doubts to rest.

Captain Natalie Artemis. Ranger. Monster Hunter. Just a little peek for all the @monsterhunterworld fans out there who were worried the other day.