Review: Super Troopers 2

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Review: Super Troopers 2

It's been 16 years since Broken Lizard exploded onto the scene with their stoner-comedy Super Troopers. Ever since then, they have had ups and downs in terms of their movies but for the most part, their comedy has always tickled me in just the right parts where I'll always go back and enjoy their work for years to come.When the sequel was announced through IndieGogo three years ago, I wondered if it was too late for a proper sequel. I also feared it would suffer the same fate of many other late comedy sequels, relying too heavily on the previous movie for its majority of laughs. I can gladly say Broken Lizard had the foresight to avoid going full-on referential humor while still paying respect to the movie that brought them to the game.

A Profound Waste of Time available for preorder

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A Profound Waste of Time available for preorder

As many of you already know, A Profound Waste of Time is a limited print magazine that includes contributions from Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), Rami Ismail (Ridiculous Fishing/Vlambeer), Toby Fox (Undertale), and our very own Jonathan Holmes.

This whole project is the love child of a Destructoid user, Caz, and it looks absolutely gorgeous so far. The fact that something bred from our own Community has gotten so huge brings a fucking tear to my eye. The list of talent involved is downright daunting, and all of the artwork I’ve seen so far has been spectacular.

You may have to commit a crime to purchase Persona 5's jailers, Justine and Caroline

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You may have to commit a crime to purchase Persona 5's jailers, Justine and Caroline

Good Smile Co. are on a roll with the cool-looking gaming memorabilia at the moment. Joining their catalogue of Persona merchandise this week are P5's Velvet Room assistants, the incomparable twin jailers; Justine and Caroline.Caroline, is the cooler, grumpier of the pairing, appearing here with her hair in buns and a sadistic grin on her delicate chops. Justine, as the good cop, looks a little more demure. Both gals are painted in colours designed to accurately reflect the tones of their in-game counterparts. The model stands a little over six inches.

Those gathering Persona merch are probably no stranger to its relatively high cost, and that's good, because these gals are no exception. Available to pre-order right now, Justine and Caroline are priced at ¥12,800, or around $119, not including shipping or any customs charges.

Justine and Caroline are available to pre-order now at the Good Smile Co. website. Pre-orders close on May 17, with the figure scheduled for delivery in August.

Grand Theft Auto V back to tear up the town with Premium Online Edition

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Grand Theft Auto V back to tear up the town with Premium Online Edition

Rockstar's 2013 magnum-opus Grand Theft Auto V has seen a re-release this week in the form of the new Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition. This definitive edition-style release is on retail shelves for consoles now, and will be coming to Steam and other digital storefronts next week.The Premium Online Edition features the original carjacking crime epic with "all existing gameplay content and upgrades". This package is centered on the GTA Online multiplayer element, and includes the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, as well as previous expansions Smuggler's Run, Bikers, Gunrunning, The Doomsday Heist and more.

Also included are a selection of high-powered vehicles and explosive weaponry, and cosmetics such as gear and tattoos. Finally, the game fills your GTA wallet with a cool million dollars of Itch & Scratchy money, to spend on more in-game items. Everything you need to start time-sinking your life into GTA Online's chaotic world.

Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition is available now for PS4 and Xbox One, priced around $80. It will release on Steam, Xbox and PlayStation Stores next week.

Take a look at the great characters and classes of Mario Tennis Aces for Switch

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Take a look at the great characters and classes of Mario Tennis Aces for Switch

Over the course of the week, Nintendo took to Tumblr to reveal screens and details from the upcoming Switch title Mario Tennis Aces. Not only did we get to see cool images of the game's roster in action, but we learned a little more about the specific classes in the court-smashing sports title.First up are the All-Round characters, such as Mario, Luigi and Daisy. As the name suggests, All-Rounders are competent in all areas of play, with strong game, solid shots and fair speed. Although they don't particularly excel in any field, they are a safe bet for beginners and more casual players.

Yoot Saito worked on Mario Motors, a canceled DS game about building engines

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Yoot Saito worked on Mario Motors, a canceled DS game about building engines

In a talk about game design philosophy at Reboot Develop 2018, SimTower, Seaman, and Odama creator Yoot Saito revealed that he once worked on an unusual Nintendo DS game codenamed Mario Motors.

Saito told some heartwarming stories about his friendship with Nintendo's Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto, some of which he has shared before in detail. Back in the early 2000s, the three would have get-togethers in which they would "chat over tea casually" and talk about ideas for games.

"During one meeting, Iwata-san asked me a question: 'Saito-san, what have you been interested in lately?' I immediately understood what he was getting at, so I answered 'sculpting chunk.' Miyamoto-san said 'huh?!'" (To help explain to the audience what he was referring to, Saito talked a bit about how things like watches, camera frames, and MacBooks are made. Sculpting objects out of metal chunks spoke to him and it was an idea he "really wanted" to make into a game.)

Stormdivers is the next game from Resogun creator Housemarque

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Last year, Super Stardust HD and Resogun developer Housemarque ended its run of excellent arcade games on a high note with the Nex Machina, a Robotron-style shooter made in collaboration with arcade legend Eugene Jarvis. The studio said it would be leaving the genre and pivoting to something new, and while it has actually made non-arcade titles before (it's been around for decades!), arcade gaming has very much been Housemarque's identity. The news was seriously bittersweet.

Today at Reboot Develop 2018, Housemarque's Ilari Kuittinen and Mikael Haveri shared a first look at the studio's next project, a multiplayer-centric game that's been in the works for a couple years.

The studio describes Stormdivers as a "high flying and heavy hitting" experience, adding that "it will be the first title that we treat as an on-going service." The teaser video doesn't offer much insight, but the name itself is evocative and it's clear this won't be played from a typical top-down perspective.

Starz cancels Ash vs Evil Dead after third season

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Starz cancels Ash vs Evil Dead after third season

Starz has announced that Ash vs Evil Dead will not be renewed for a fourth season. After the April 29 season finale the show will be cancelled, ending a run that painted our screens in prolific amounts of gore and blood, not to mention returning "The Classic" to the small screen. I have to say, I'm partly to blame as I don't have a Starz subscription and would just wait for the season to be done to binge it on Amazon by subscribing for a month.

Sorry about that, Bruce Campbell.

The show, which started off with solid ratings in season one, had had slumped down to only 225,000 viewers by the time the third season rolled around. It's too bad since it was a ton of fun, and wasn't shy of being a gory mess with cheesy effects, and one-liners coming out of Campbell's mouth every other second. There were some pretty classic scenes through the first two seasons, and the writers and producers did a good job in tying it all in with the plot and tone of the films. Of course, I haven't watched the third season yet so that could all not be true anymore.

Hollow Knight's latest update adds a bunch of free goodies

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Hollow Knight's latest update adds a bunch of free goodies

The wait for Hollow Knight's third DLC isn't quite over yet, but in the mean time, developer Team Cherry has released a new update to tide fans over. Called "Lifeblood," this new patch adds a bunch of stuff, tweaks some of the game's features and adds some bug fixes to smooth out the Hollow Knight experience. It is currently only available on PC, Linux and Mac (via GOG and Steam), but should be heading to Switch in short order.

The biggest addition is a brand new boss fight. The developer blog makes note that the music was done by Chris Larkin, who fans will recognize as the guy behind the main game's OST. Custom map markers are also a big addition, which will come in handy for traversing the game's environment. You can also now play the game in Japanese, if you so choose.

The full list of additions/changes is below: