Science-Fiction Weekly – Do You Have Star Wars Fatigue?

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Do You Have Star Wars Fatigue?

Solo: A Star Wars Story didn't light up the Memorial Day box office, pulling in just $103 million over the four-day period. Going into the weekend, Disney projected between $130-$150 million for this Star Wars prequel, but it didn't come anywhere close to that. The lackluster performance brought about a chorus of friends and random online people declaring they have "Star Wars fatigue." The words "Star Wars" and "fatigue" will never unite in my world. I'm a lost soul who still can't get enough of this universe. After I left the theater, I wanted to know what was coming next, and I hoped it was soon.

I know there are other people out there who are just like me, but my unwavering fandom doesn't matter. If people won't go see Star Wars films like they used to, Disney's grand plans for the future are going to fall apart. That future currently holds Rian Johnson's new trilogy, another series of films written and produced by Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, a TV series by Jon Favreau, and potential standalone films for Obi-Wan and Boba Fett. I want all of this stuff. Up until this weekend, I assumed everything Star Wars was locked in stone, but now I'm not so certain.

Super Replay – Mega Man

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Super Replay – Mega Man

Capcom's Tim Turi joins the Game Informer crew for a brief (but complete) look at Mega Man's first adventure. We all know Tim has proven himself as a great gamer, somehow managing to work his way through Overblood, Illbleed, and the atrocious Martian Gothic, but he needed a little help getting through Mega Man. He uses a new rewind power to undo his deaths. This functionality is a part of the recently released Mega Man Legacy Collection, which you can play on Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Tim does a bang up job working his way through these difficult stages, and more impressively, remembering which weapons work on which bosses. We hope you enjoy this short Super Replay, and come back in a few weeks to check out the first episode of our complete playthrough of God Hand.

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This Is What Disabled Gamers Are Saying About The Xbox Adaptive Controller

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This Is What Disabled Gamers Are Saying About The Xbox Adaptive Controller

Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled a new accessibility-minded controller designed to give disabled gamers new, more comfortable avenues to playing games. The Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC) was designed with help and feedback from many disabled gamers, including AbleGamers, the charity most associated with furthering accessibility in the video game scene.

The announcement is a major deal, showcasing that hardware manufacturers are doing more than just nodding their heads at the problem of accessibility and saying "we're listening." They're actually trying to do something inclusive. However, I'm very able-bodied, with only a mild form of physical disability in my hands, so I'm coming to that notion from a privileged position. With that in mind, I put a public call on social media to get opinions from disabled gamers about Microsoft's efforts to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to making games a more inclusive space.

Attention To DetailThe Xbox Adaptive Controller is highly customizable, letting you remap buttons and even presents two larger buttons for players with certain disabilities to use. External ports also allow players to jack in joysticks and other peripherals they may prefer, with the XAC functioning as a conduit of sorts.

We Asked A Fortune-Teller To Predict E3 2018's Biggest Reveals

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We Asked A Fortune-Teller To Predict E3 2018's Biggest Reveals

It's that magical time of year when E3 predictions and rumors are flying fast. We here at Game Informer wanted to take a different path, so associate editor Suriel Vazquez traveled to Eye of Horus in Minneapolis, Minnesota to get a better idea of what to expect from the show from a tarot card session. Just in case there's any confusion, this was a real tarot card session that cost us $65. But it was worth it.

Watch the video below to see Suriel Vazquez receive the answers he seeks with a little help from the mystical realm.

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The Sports Desk – The Madden NFL 19 Wishlist

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The Sports Desk – The Madden NFL 19 Wishlist

Developer EA Tiburon just announced Madden 19's release date (August 10) and first features, which is a great launching pad to air some of our hopes and dreams for the franchise.

In our recent conversation, new senior producer Carlos Guerrero, said that Madden 19 was a "much more balanced offering," giving us hope that all aspects of the game – including the recently neglected Franchise mode – get improvements and new features.

Matt Bertz and I put this wishlist together covering most of the game's bases, offering many possibilities for this year and beyond.

Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Presents A Fresh Challenge

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Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Presents A Fresh Challenge

In both Splatoon and Splatoon 2, the single-player campaigns offer creative and fun breaks from the madness of online competition. Each campaign combines methodical platforming and puzzle solving with frantic firefights against the octarians and the humanoid octolings. With Splatoon 2's upcoming Octo Expansion, Nintendo is adding a ton of new content for fans of the base-game campaigns. With Splatoon fans accustomed to free updates, my initial thought upon Octo Expansion's announcement was that it would be a tough sell for the player base. Thankfully, what I played of the upcoming single-player expansion is creative, challenging, and fun.

With more than 80 new single-player missions, additional unlockable multiplayer gear, and a new story full of mysteries and Splatoon lore, Octo Expansion looks to justify its place as the first piece of premium DLC in the Splatoon franchise. In addition, anyone who gets through the Octo Expansion campaign unlocks Octolings to play as in multiplayer. However, beating every stage will prove no simple task; each stage I played was difficult in unique ways. 

New Gameplay Today – Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

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New Gameplay Today – Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Street Fighter's been around for a while. Throughout its 30-year history, it's given us some of the best fighting games of all time, iconic moves and characters, and much more. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection arrives today and celebrates that history. So how do these games hold up?

To find out, Jeff Cork, Leo Vader, and I took several of these games through their paces in some friendly competition and also quickly play some of the Street Fighter. Who's the winner? Watch and find out!

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 13: Finale

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 13: Finale

At the end of our Replay Civil War, it all came down to you to choose the next Super Replay! Our Overblood Facebook group ended up choosing two games through a tie: Killer7 and Godhand.

You chose well. Killer7 is my favorite game of all time, for reasons I will fully elaborate on in the near future. The short version, however, it's that it's the closest video games have gotten to being a David Lynch film. It benefits from being played alone in near silence, so you can fully process its wild, surreal moments, cool characters, and ambiguous plot.

In fitting with its themes, we decided to take Killer7 very seriously, as Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Leo Vader, and I focus only an the artistry of Killer7 and never talk about anything else and make absolutely zero jokes. Enjoy!

Replay – Gungrave: Overdose

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Replay – Gungrave: Overdose

In this episode of Replay, we play three absolutely atrocious games, the first of which is Gungrave: Overdose. You'll see just how much we dislike it in just a matter of seconds of us playing it, and will understand why it didn't even receive a 5 out of 10 from Game Informer. Our disgust in the game leads to another title that just happens to be even worse. We quickly jettison this game into the sun, and then somehow move onto something that is so unbelievably bad that...well...you just have to watch the episode to believe just how strange and unplayable games were back in the day.

Enjoy the terrible!

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