The Sports Desk – Breaking Down MLB The Show 18's Debut Trailer

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The Sports Desk – Breaking Down MLB The Show 18's Debut Trailer

The first trailer for MLB The Show 18 has dropped, and it's chock full of details. We talked to developers at Sony San Diego Studio before the trailer was released, and their comments about some of the game's features are on display in the new trailer, from better tagging to catchers reacting to dropped balls.

Legends Like Babe Ruth The name speaks for itself, and he's not the only addition. The trailer includes the likes of Troy Percival, Lee Smith, and Don Sutton, and also shows Legend teams. Although it's unclear exactly how they're represented in Diamond Dynasty, whether they're part of challenges, can be used in head-to-head, etc. 

Road To The Show Takes Off 
One of the things we want is an improved Road to the Show mode, expanding on the groundwork laid by the previous title. While the trailer only shows an airplane ride, any new locations and situations for the mode are certainly welcome. It also looks like there are some tweaks to the player creator.

This Week In Gaming – Shadow Of The Colossus, Knack, March Cover Reveal, EA News

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This Week In Gaming – Shadow Of The Colossus, Knack, March Cover Reveal, EA News

Each Monday, come here for a rundown of all this week's big events that we know about, from game releases, to betas, to recapping the biggest continuing news stories from the previous week. If there's anything we missed, feel free to let us know! This week covers the dates from February 5 to February 12.

Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) – February 6Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (PC) – February 8
Dragon Quest Builders (Switch) – February 9
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (PS4) – February 9
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] (PS4, PS3, Vita) – February 9

New Gameplay Today – Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life

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New Gameplay Today – Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life

The Yakuza series has long given players a richly detailed world to explore, while also telling interesting stories about hero Kazuma Kiryu. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life keeps the streak alive, wrapping up Kiryu's story in fictionalized versions of neighborhoods in Tokyo and Hiroshima Prefecture. If you can't make the trip in person, strolling down these streets in the first-person view is the next best thing. Don't believe us? Why so skeptical? Sheesh! In our latest episode of NGT, Leo Vader and I eat, shop, and fight our way through Kamurocho. 

Get ready for some travel stories, based on the game and Leo "Globetrotter" Vader's own real-life experiences. Curious about what Leo ate during his recent vacation to Japan? Do you ever wonder to yourself, "What did Leo drink during his recent vacation to Japan?" Curious about how Yakuza 6's combat, leveling, and exploration is shaping up because that's probably why you're here in the first place? It's your lucky day!

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This Week In Gaming – Shadow Of The Colossus, Knack, March Cover Reveal, EA News

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This Week In Gaming – Shadow Of The Colossus, Knack, March Cover Reveal, EA News

Each Monday, come here for a rundown of all this week's big events that we know about, from game releases, to betas, to recapping the biggest continuing news stories from the previous week. If there's anything we missed, feel free to let us know! This week covers the dates from February 5 to February 12.

Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) – February 6Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (PC) – February 8
Dragon Quest Builders (Switch) – February 9
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (PS4) – February 9
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] (PS4, PS3, Vita) – February 9

Super Replay – Vampire Hunter D Episode 6

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Super Replay – Vampire Hunter D Episode 6

Our playthrough of Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 is the most successful Super Replay to date. One thing became abundantly clear: You love watching us suffer while playing broken games. From the comments I read, a good number of you expected we would play another Sonic game for the annual 12.31 Super Replay. As tempting as that idea was, we decided to flip the script again, and do something completely different. Playing a survival horror game without Tim Turi still feels wrong. Playing another Sonic game just feels wrong, period. So we decided to turn our sights on the anime crowd, a pocket of loyal fans Replay hasn't mocked enough.

The one game that bubbled to the surface was Vampire Hunter D, a little-known PlayStation relic that launched on September 25, 2000. Developed by Victor Interactive Software and published by Jaleco, Vampire Hunter D is a game about a powerful talking hand that is attached to a vampire. I don't want to give away much more than that. The only other thing I will say is, we're having a terrible good time playing it. As always, we hope you enjoy this year's pick. It's unexpected, I know, but that's how these 12.31 Super Replays should be.

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Episode 5

Replay – Bullet Witch

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Replay – Bullet Witch

Video games certainly aren't lacking in the bullet department, but fans of witches will find their options are limited. Roll with me here, OK? In 2007, Cavia and Atari smashed the two nouns together in one unforgettable (?) combo. In other words, they released the game Bullet Witch. The results may or may not have been good, as you can see in our latest episode of Replay.

Reiner is on the Bullet Witch sticks, and he's joined by the two Jeffs (Marchiafava, and me), as well as the heavenly voice of video producer Leo Vader. After destroying hordes of monstrous soldiers with our weird Bullet Witch gun, we decided to check out something a little lighter. We won't spoil it, but this episode's second game is Very Dumb. Enjoy!

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Funny To A Point – 10 Reasons I'm Loving Monster Hunter: World

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Funny To A Point – 10 Reasons I'm Loving Monster Hunter: World

Capcom's latest monster-safari sim is out in the wild, but is it any good? I kinda already blew my answer in the headline, but why not keep reading anyway?

I've been looking forward to trying out Monster Hunter: World for a couple months now, but not out of any preexisting love for the series. Despite the obvious appeal promised in the title of the series, I've never actually played a Monster Hunter game – mainly because I refuse to spend a hundred hours squinting at a handheld clutched in the twisted claws that used to be my hands. The only experience I've had with the series was my expert analysis of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's beasties, but I wrote that based on the pure, impeccable instinct I have as a professional gamer, and not any actual time playing the game.

Watch Our GI Game Club Discussion For Monster Hunter: World

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Watch Our GI Game Club Discussion For Monster Hunter: World


Update: With the latest episode of The GI Show, we kicked off our GI Game Club discussion on Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. Six of us dove in deep on the gameplay, UI, and low rank hunts in the game. We hope you enjoy the discussion, and remember to send your thoughts on everything else in the game (high rank fights, elder dragons, fun stuff we didn't discuss this time around) to podcast@gameinformer.com. The next discussion will air on 2/15, so please send in your thoughts well before then.

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Watch Us Play UFC 3 With "Mighty Mouse"

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Watch Us Play UFC 3 With

The third entry in EA Sports' UFC franchise is out today. With a career mode that is all about trying to become the greatest of all time, we invited a man many consider to be in contention for that title, men's flyweight champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, to play the game with us.

Watch the video below to see us play various modes in UFC 3, including the always entertaining Knockout Mode. Over the course of the video, we also chat about what it's like to fight in the UFC, and discuss some of the latest news in the world of mixed martial arts.

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 1, 2018)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 1, 2018)

This week was slim, but what blogs were written were very well done! Now get reading!

Community Blogs For January 25 – January 31:

Gerardo's Backlog Update: January 2018 – Portable Gaming All Over Again This blog from GerardoExber chronicles what he's up to in the gaming world. His theme seems to be Nintendo, but there are some platforming classics thrown in for good measure. But seriously, Mega Man ZX is so good.