'Gone Home' won't arrive on Switch until September 6th

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'Gone Home' won't arrive on Switch until September 6th

Gone Home, the hit debut from The Fullbright Company, was supposed to be released for the Nintendo Switch today, but the launch has been delayed. Annapurna Interactive, the publisher bringing the game to the Switch, tweeted that the new launch date is now September 6th. So it's not that long of a wait, but still a bummer for those looking forward to it. Some good news could be on the way, though. The tweet teased that the company "might have some additional news to share" on the new release date.

'PUBG' is adding an expansive training mode

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'PUBG' is adding an expansive training mode

As part of its "Fix PUBG" plan to, well, fix many of the issues in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds like sluggish performance and cheating, PUBG Corporation is adding a training mode to the game. Between five and 20 people can play together in the dedicated two-square-kilometer map, and work on any gameplay aspect they might want to sharpen up on, from parachute landings and driving, to shooting and vaulting.

‘Reigns’ gets a ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off game

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‘Reigns’ gets a ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off game

Plenty of games have explored the ins and outs of ruling countries, and the likes of Age of Empires, Civilization and Crusader Kings remain fan-favorites as complex empire creation simulators. The 2016 mobile game Reigns took a very different angle: Condense kingdom management into short dialogues with influential people, where the wrong choice -- symbolized by a Tinder-style swiping to agree or disagree -- often means instant death. But through the king's (or in the 2017 expansion Her Majesty, queen's) heirs, the country takes shape. If that sounds a lot like Game of Thrones, well, I've got news for you: A new version of the game is slated to come out in October for iOS, Android and PC that's set in the bloody, scheming world of Westeros. It's up to you to decide who sits on the Iron Throne -- one conversation / card swipe at a time.

‘The Grand Tour Game’ is a near-perfect mirror of the show

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‘The Grand Tour Game’ is a near-perfect mirror of the show

When Amazon announced its Grand Tour video game, I imagined a generic racer with crudely digitized versions of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The reality, though, is quite different. Amazon Game Studios is developing a title that, in many ways, is a perfect mirror of the Prime-exclusive show. The real-world antics portrayed in the TV series are more than loose inspiration -- they're the template for every race and mission in the game.

Yakuza Kiwami 2’s tangled plot is half the appeal

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Yakuza Kiwami 2’s tangled plot is half the appeal

The Yakuza series on the PS4 is, at its heart, a story of family. It explores this theme through the narrative lens of the protagonist Kiryu Kazuma and the Sisyphean task of protecting the people that constitute various iterations of his family -- often from one another. In Yakuza Kiwami 2 (a remake of the 2006 original), Kiryu is in for more of the same challenges but with even higher stakes.