‘Monster Hunter: World’ is the best way to fight bosses with friends

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‘Monster Hunter: World’ is the best way to fight bosses with friends

Monster Hunter: World is the latest entry in a decade-plus game franchise dedicated to killing huge monsters. But the series has another reputation: barely explained mechanics, labyrinthine menus and difficult co-op play. Capcom smoothed out a lot of those rough edges for Monster Hunter: World and released it simultaneously worldwide, which has made it the most accessible of the franchise. Now, finally, it can take the crown as the best co-op boss fight experience out there.

EVO 2018 lineup adds 'Dragonball FighterZ'

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EVO 2018 lineup adds 'Dragonball FighterZ'

This year's EVO, arguably the biggest fighting game tournament, will feature eight titles in Las Vegas year, including established favorites like Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, however, will not be making an appearance this year. The series has regularly appeared at the tournament, but the newest addition apparently hasn't made the cut. Don't worry though, in its place there's new games!

‘Overwatch’ update adds Thailand-inspired Capture the Flag map

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‘Overwatch’ update adds Thailand-inspired Capture the Flag map

It's the Year of the Dog in Overwatch, and Blizzard game director Jeff Kaplan has revealed a little more about what we can expect from the game's seasonal event. The biggest headline is a new, Thailand-based map, which Kaplan says is "absolutely gorgeous". One side boasts an ancient feel, with a temple, the other is more "bright and beautiful" and modern. More importantly, though, this is the first map Blizzard has ever made specifically for Capture the Flag, which is also returning with the event.

Shanghai may sign Overwatch League's first female player

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Shanghai may sign Overwatch League's first female player

Shanghai Dragons is reportedly fixing a problem with Overwatch League: the lack of female players for a game with an impressively diverse cast of characters. According to ESPN, the team has signed South Korean player Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon, who's so good at playing Zarya (pictured above), she was once accused of using cheats. After Geguri livestreamed a game to prove her critics wrong, she played in the Overwatch Apex tournament in her home country last year. Now, she might be bringing her skills to an even bigger platform.

What's on TV: Winter Olympics, 'Shadow of the Colossus'

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What's on TV: Winter Olympics, 'Shadow of the Colossus'

Now that football is done, it's time for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics to take center stage. NBC will make all the programming available for live viewing this year, which should be easy since so much of it will occur during prime time viewing hours. Check out the streaming schedule to find out when your favorite events will be on. For gamers, the big release this week is a throwback as Shadow of the Colossus debuts in rebuilt form on the PS4. On streaming, Netflix caught us all by surprise with The Cloverfield Paradox, but this weekend we'll check out the scheduled season finale of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access. Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).

Tencent-backed 'Arena of Valor' World Cup boasts $500,000 purse

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Tencent-backed 'Arena of Valor' World Cup boasts $500,000 purse

Mobile eSports are becoming a big deal. Last year, mobile MOBA Vainglory's big eSports tournament was backed by Amazon. Supercell put on a Clash Royale $1 million tournament last summer, too. Now China's Tencent Games is getting in on the action with plans for a series of eSport tournaments, beginning with the Arena of Valor World Cup in July of this year. The contest will take place in Los Angeles and offer a prize pool of more than $500,000, according to the press release.

Sony’s latest PlayStation headset looks awfully familiar

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Sony’s latest PlayStation headset looks awfully familiar

Sony has yet another wireless PlayStation headset coming soon. Last year it was the misnomered $150 Platinum Wireless Headset, and this time it's a new Gold Wireless Headset. The refreshed cans take the basic form factor of the company's stereo headset and shoehorn virtual 7.1 surround sound into it, in addition to wireless capabilities and compatibility with PlayStation VR. There are also new ear-cups and a redesigned headband in addition to a pair of hidden noise-cancelling microphones.