'Life Is Strange’ studio's ‘Vampyr’ arrives this November

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'Life Is Strange’ studio's ‘Vampyr’ arrives this November

Life Is Strange was one of my favorite games of last year. Putting players in a refreshingly normal college setting, it was an interactive experience built around the complexity of human relationships. Now, with its latest title Vampyr, developer Don't Nod has decided to go completely the other way, fully embracing the fantastical. A new trailer shows more of the studio's supernatural take on 1918 London, confirming a November release date on PS4, PC and Xbox One for the choice-based action game.

A video game trailer has been nominated for an Academy Award

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A video game trailer has been nominated for an Academy Award

Despite being one of the biggest entertainment mediums on the planet, it's rare to see video games getting the mainstream recognition that they deserve. Now, it looks like that's beginning to change, as, for the first time in history, a video game trailer has been nominated for an Academy Award. The promotional video in question is for this year's intriguing philosophical world simulator, Everything.

Real-world 'Mario Kart' is headed to Japan's Nintendo theme park

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Real-world 'Mario Kart' is headed to Japan's Nintendo theme park

To celebrate the start of construction on Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Japan has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming park attraction. And what's more, the pair confirmed that a Mario Kart ride will be the jewel in its crown, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. Previously published patent documents suggest this guaranteed crowd-pleaser will run on a rail, but let one rider control drift while their kart partner concentrates on power-up and weapon use. Super Nintendo World is set to open at some vague time before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, though, so it's unlikely we'll get any firm details in the immediate future.

Epic's long-awaited 'Fortnite' hits consoles and Steam July 25th

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Epic's long-awaited 'Fortnite' hits consoles and Steam July 25th

We've been waiting on Epic Games' fort-building monster defense game Fortnite for a long, long time. First announced in 2011, the developer's initial Unreal Engine 4 title was slated to be a PC exclusive. A trailer released in 2014 gave interested fans a bit of hope, and we even saw the gameplay at E3 in 2015. Now that we've hit 2017, though, Fortnite is poised to actually release on July 25th to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, along with "paid early access" to the game via pre-order.

'Shenmue 3' delayed by up to a year

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'Shenmue 3' delayed by up to a year

The third part of the Shenmue saga has been delayed, developer Ys Net revealed in a Kickstarter update today. Shenmue 3 was supposed to ship this December, however that always seemed unlikely given how little we've seen of the game through screenshots and gameplay snippets. In a video, series creator Yu Suzuki broke the news that the title will now be released in the second half of 2018. "By utilizing new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions," he said. "In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you."

Turtle Beach’s new headsets pair seamlessly with Xbox One

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Turtle Beach’s new headsets pair seamlessly with Xbox One

When we think of gaming headsets, our minds run screaming towards Turtle Beach, the apex predator in the space. In the run up to E3, the company is wheeling out a pair of new headsets that are compatible with both the Xbox One(s) and PlayStation 4. Although it's users in the former camp who may be more inclined to check these products out, since they ship with Microsoft's relatively new Xbox Wireless connection tech. As a consequence, these cans will join with your XBox One, S or (whatever they wind up calling) the upcoming Scorpio without any muss or fuss.

Atlus is bringing three great JRPGs to North America for the 3DS

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Atlus is bringing three great JRPGs to North America for the 3DS

The Switch may have already arrived, but you may want to wait a bit before putting your 3DS in storage. Atlus, which you might know as the studio behind Persona, has just announced that it's releasing three Japanese RPGs for the handheld in the US and Canada. One of them is the latest entry in the Etrian Odyssey franchise, while the other two are remasters of Radiant Historia and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, two critically acclaimed games originally released for the Nintendo DS. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is a dungeon-crawling, map-drawing game chronicling the journey of an adventurer on a quest to reach the top of a towering Yggdrasil tree. It'll be available sometime this fall.

'Wipeout' was born out of 'Mario Kart' and booze

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'Wipeout' was born out of 'Mario Kart' and booze

If you were a console racing game fan in the '90s, there's a good chance that Wipeout is forever etched in your brain -- it's hard to forget that mix of sci-fi racing and genre-defining dance music. But how did it come to be? As it turns out, it was almost a happy accident. To mark the launch of Wipeout Omega Collection, Sony has posted a retrospective that reveals the oddball set of circumstances that led to the series' creation: alcohol, Mario Kart, CD technology and the movie Hackers all played important parts.