Contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of Ralph Breaks the Internet

Help fix the internet with our contest for a Blu-ray copy of Ralph Breaks the Internet.

I'm 32, but I'll admit it: I still like Disney movies. I don't care who knows it. Aladdin is one of my favorites, and The Princess and the Frog did some really cool stuff with New Orleans. That one's underrated, to me.

Ralph Breaks the Internet does a good job of repping those two favorites of mine -- just check the header! We've got a Blu-ray copy to give away, so come win it!

Anakin will be one of the strongest heroes in Star Wars Battlefront II

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Anakin will be one of the strongest heroes in Star Wars Battlefront II

At long last, next week will be Anakin Skywalker week in Star Wars Battlefront II.

After updates slowly but surely added Grievous, Obi-Wan, and Dooku to the still-hanging-in-there multiplayer game, DICE can now let Anakin Skywalker loose on February 27. Our boy is coming home.

"My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count.""Good. Twice the pride, double the fall." #StarWarsBattlfrontII pic.twitter.com/GSevKHAMtb

— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) February 21, 2019

Will Nintendo and Xbox's cute cuddling turn into a full-on makeout sesh?

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Will Nintendo and Xbox's cute cuddling turn into a full-on makeout sesh?

Nintendo and Xbox are cozy right now. Minecraft is on Switch, complete with Xbox Live and achievement integration. They're cuddled up against one another, leaving us in a will they/won't they frenzy -- tantalizing near-romantic stuff from two of the most popular kids at Video Game Junior High. Nothing like the sworn frenemies relationship between Xbox and Sony.

There are many recent reports that Nintendo and Xbox are going to collaborate on something major. A lot of the rumors deviate slightly with regard to the finer details, but the broad concept is mostly the same: Xbox Game Pass and select Xbox first-party titles will eventually end up on Nintendo Switch.

For instance, Direct Feed Games says Xbox Game Pass is coming to Switch and Ori and the Blind Forest is cited as a game that will be sold individually on the Nintendo eShop. Game Informer adds to that by reporting it'll happen before the end of 2019. Windows Central ups the ante by saying Cuphead is also included, and that these first games are "test-cases for the new Xbox Live SDK for third-party developers." JeuxVideo has heard that Microsoft plans to make use of its Project xCloud tech to allow Game Pass titles to stream onto Switch; currently, Xbox Game Pass requires titles to be downloaded locally to an Xbox One.

Epic goes all #1 Stunna by dropping $100 million on Fortnite esports

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Epic goes all #1 Stunna by dropping $100 million on Fortnite esports

Fortnite was bound to have a thriving esports presence because it's the biggest game in the world. There's usually a direct correlation between esports popularity and general popularity. But Epic is making an investment to ensure competitive Fortnite players don't wander off to new games anytime soon.

Epic is dedicating $100 million to Fortnite's prize pool in 2019. A crisp $30 million of that is allocated toward the Fortnite World Cup which takes place in late July. Two hundred players will compete in the World Cup (100 solos and 50 duos teams), and everyone will earn a minimum of $50,000. The Solo Champion will take home $3,000,000.

The remaining $70 million is split up between smaller-but-more-frequent events. For instance, there are World Cup qualifiers every week between April 13 and June 16; each of those has a prize pool of $1 million. There are other weekly cash tournaments throughout the year that each have their own $1 million prize pool.

You can now tie the knot with a Final Fantasy XIV-themed wedding in Japan

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You can now tie the knot with a Final Fantasy XIV-themed wedding in Japan

If you happen to live in Japan, are a big Final Fantasy XIV fan, and have a wedding coming up, the stars have just aligned in your favor. Square Enix is teaming up with Bridal Hearts to offer a Final Fantasy XIV-themed Wedding Service for prospective couples in the country. The service will allow people to enjoy elements from the game and recreate the "Eternal Bonding Ceremony" with all the proper outfits and decor and legal authority of a wedding.

The full package will include a wedding dress and tuxedo modeled after Final Fantasy XIV's equivalent garbs, various in-game assets recreated for background images and videos, and replicas of the Bride and Groom's weapons of choice. Obviously, music from the popular MMO will be played and a gigantic themed cake will be shared with guests along with a fully catered menu of Final Fantasy food and drink.

A standard plan, which includes the service with 70 guests, will run couples 3.5 million Yen (roughly $31,500). That sounds like a lot, but weddings aren't cheap. The very first ceremony took place on Valentine's Day in Japan and the service will soon be open to the general public for booking. You can view photos from the wedding here (with a few shots uploaded in our gallery).

Street Fighter V's new costumes give us hope for another Mega Man Legends one day

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Street Fighter V's new costumes give us hope for another Mega Man Legends one day

Capcom is dragging out the mostly dead Mega Man Legends franchise in costume form, providing a Roll Caskett (the Legends incarnation of the Roll character) outfit for Street Fighter V's Sakura. Ryu is also joining in on the party with a Mega Man getup: but again, the big story is that Roll Caskett is being acknowledged.

Well, between this, the positive reaction to Mega Man 11 both critically and financially, and the rumor that the Mega Man X series could be making a comeback, we might be seeing a gigantic Mega Man resurgence in the next few years. I can easily see a world where there's the traditional Mega Man 12, a risky darker-tinted Mega Man X9 and a unique but niche Legends reboot with the assistance of another developer. Or, God forbid, a Legends remake.

Both outfits go live in both versions of the game on February 26 for $3.99 each.

Because PUBG crosses over with everything, it's coming to the world of...TERA?

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Because PUBG crosses over with everything, it's coming to the world of...TERA?

So at this point PUBG has crossed over with DC Comics, Tom Cruise and Resident Evil. Now we can throw TERA (the MMO) into the mix.

This time though PUBG is invading another game, and will lend itself to the world of TERA: the collab will begin on March 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and will last a month. The oddball promotion will have daily login bonuses (where's Mr. Yuk when you need him?), and PUBG costumes and pets are also in the mix from a cosmetic standpoint.

So, is anyone else finding this utterly bizarre? I guess PUBG's brand is still...white shirts and ties and loot crates? Unless you're a huge PUBG fan I don't see using that outfit over anything else in this rich anime-inspired fantasy land.

Another Kunio-kun (River City) game announced for PC, PS4, Switch

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Another Kunio-kun (River City) game announced for PC, PS4, Switch

The Kunio-kun (often referred to as River City in the west) series just won't die and I couldn't be happier. I fondly remember being introduced to this series by way of Super Dodge Ball several decades ago and never looking back.

So yeah, we're getting more Kunio-kun in the form of  Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach!!, which is actually a new edition of 2016's River City Melee: Battle Royal Special (PC/PS4), itself a version of 2015's River City Super Sports Challenge: All Stars Special (PC/PS3).

The gist is that it's still the same arena brawler concept, but with new items and modes in addition to a create-a-character/team mechanic. We don't know when Downtown is coming exactly, but it's safe to say that a 2019 release is in the cards.

Review: Tannenberg

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Review: Tannenberg

Verdun was a game unlike any other wartime first-person shooter. The focus on World War I in a pre-Battlefield 1 world stood out, and trench warfare inspired a focus on more tactical, patient gameplay. It was an absolute blast for anyone wanting a change of pace or just a historically influenced shooter.

Tannenberg, by the same developers, is moving across Europe to the eastern front. World War I consisted of a handful of theaters, all unique in warfare and battle tactics. As such, Tannenberg takes a different approach to map design to keep the formula fresh while still maintaining that same level of historical accuracy and love found in Verdun. I just wish more people were playing it...

Bethesda details massive 2019 roadmap for the troubled Fallout 76

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Bethesda details massive 2019 roadmap for the troubled Fallout 76

Bethesda is seemingly not giving up on Fallout 76 as many predicted, as there are now major concrete plans to update the game from a mechanical and content level through the fall of 2019.

First up is the Wild Appalachia content update, kicking off on March 12 and concluding on May 7. The gist is that it'll start with a story involving a "mythical beast," then ramp into  more crafting opportunities (brewing/distilling), a parade event on March 19, the new PVP survival mode on March 26, a series of horror-themed quests on April 9, player vending on April 9, a camera mode on April 16, a legendary vendor on May 23 and finally "new stories" and a "customizable backpack system" on May 7.

Why you have to wait until May 7 to have "increased utility" when the game is in the state it's in is...well, why the game is in the state it is in.