Netflix Reveals First Glimpse Of The Witcher's Roach

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Netflix Reveals First Glimpse Of The Witcher's Roach

Netflix has revealed the first look of Geralt's horse, Roach, from its upcoming adaptation of The Witcher. If you were worried that Hollywood would replace his trusty steed with a boat, tentacled monster, or animated cartoon, don't worry – it's a horse. 

More specifically, it's a brown horse. With some white around the nose part of its face. Maybe it has white parts by its hooves, too? We'll have to wait to find out. And that's about all I have say about Roach for now.

Look for the Witcher (and more Roach!) later this year on Netflix. And if you haven't seen them already, you can take a look at some of the cast members and the poster over here.

Tetris Effect Coming To PC Next Week

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Tetris Effect Coming To PC Next Week

Tetris Effect was one of the best games of last year, according to you dear readers. At release, the game was exclusive to PlayStation 4 and, thus, the PlayStation VR for all its virtual reality functionality. Tetris fans have long been asking when the game might come to other platforms and, at least as far as PC goes, that question can finally be answered. Tetris Effect is landing on PC via the Epic Games Store on July 23.

The PC version of Tetris Effect will support 4K resolution, graphical options that weren't present on the PlayStation 4, support for VR headsets like Vive and Rift, uncapped framerate, and more. Check out the PC announce trailer below.

The VR aspect will also have things like adjustable particle size and volume, texture filtering, and other options that Enhance Games will detail later. 

PES 2020 Adds Exclusive Juventus License

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PES 2020 Adds Exclusive Juventus License

EA Sports has a long history of signing exclusivity deals for its sports franchises. The publisher infamously signed an exclusive agreement with the NFL, killing the upstart NFL 2K franchise and securing the professional football domain for Madden. EA's FIFA series has also operated with the same edict, signing exclusive deals to prevent La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League, and most recently the Champions League from officially appearing in the rival PES soccer game. Now, Konami has signed a big exclusive of its own. 

Today the Japanese publisher revealed an exclusive agreement to be the exclusive video game partner to Juventus FC, the storied Italian club with 35 Serie A titles, two Champions League titles, and a Netflix show to its name. The club joins Barcelona FC, Bayern Munchen, and Manchester United as clubs with official license deals with PES. The length of the deal is unknown.

FIFA 20 won't have the Juventus shield and kit in the game, but EA still has the license for all of its players, who will appear across all the game modes. Juventus will be replaced in Serie A by the fictitious Piedmonte Calcio side.

This Devil May Cry 5 Kylo Ren Conversion Mod Just Does What We Were All Thinking Anyway

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This Devil May Cry 5 Kylo Ren Conversion Mod Just Does What We Were All Thinking Anyway

There are two types of people in the world: those who immediately recognized V from Devil May Cry 5 as Kylo Ren from Star Wars and those who saw it after being told. While Capcom denied any sort of influence from actor Adam Driver, thankfully mods are here to just fully complete the thought for us.

This video, which does contain some spoilers from DMC5, is a suite of cutscenes from the games modded to replace V's outfit with one that more closely resembles Ren's, complete with a cross-shaped lightsaber instead of his cane. Granted, it doesn't act exactly like a lightsaber, considering V/Ren grabs it by the light part and points it around, maybe that still somewhat fits with the Sith's masochistic and self-abusive personality.

Check out the video below.

Evo 2019 Entrant Numbers Break Records For Smash Bros. And Have A Strong Showing For Samurai Shodown

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Evo 2019 Entrant Numbers Break Records For Smash Bros. And Have A Strong Showing For Samurai Shodown

Evolution is the biggest fighting game tournament in the world and draws crowds both to the desert heats of a Vegas summer and online via streaming. Once the tournament organizers announce which games will be played at Evo, they throw open the doors to entrants, and the numbers can often tell us a lot about how competitively viable a game is, or at least how the community seems to feel about it.

Joey Cuellar, known in the fighting game community as Mr. Wizard, tweeted out the numbers for the various games last night.

Evo 2019 Final Numbers! Smash Ultimate - 3492
Street Fighter V - 1929
Tekken 7 - 1885
Samurai Shodown - 1719
Mortal Kombat 11 - 1567
Unist - 1156
DragonBall FighterZ - 1191
Soul Calibur 6 - 742
BlazBlue:CTB - 640#Evo2019

2K Sports Reveals Ratings For The Best Players In NBA 2K20

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2K Sports Reveals Ratings For The Best Players In NBA 2K20

After a good week of teasing player ratings, Visual Concepts finally revealed the overalls for the top 20 players in NBA 2K20 to kick off the 2019-2020 season.  

The biggest surprise may be who is sits atop the ratings right now. After an injury-plagued season where the Los Angeles Lakers failed to make the playoffs and many speculated that LeBron James is slowing down, the 34-year old superstar fended off current NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and season MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to claim the top slot in the ratings. Freshly minted Laker Anthony Davis, who also graces the cover of NBA 2K20, landed in the seventh spot. 

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8BitDo Reveals Pro Version Of SNES Controller

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8BitDo Reveals Pro Version Of SNES Controller

8BitDo specializes in the retro controller business, faithfully recreating old controllers like the SNES, Genesis, and Saturn for people to play retro games, but with added things like triggers or analog sticks. Last year, the company announced a Pro version of their SNES controller, but has gone quiet about it since then. Today, it was re-revealed, with software that seems to differentiate it from other controllers 8BitDo has put out.

Similar to accessories like the Xbox Elite controller, the SN30 Pro+ allows adjustment of various aspects of the controller like tension of the analog stick, trigger distance, vibration intensity, and more. Unlike the Elite controller, it does this all solely through new software included with the controller. Called the "Ultimate Software," 8BitDo suggests that it can adjust every single facet of the controller aside from just physical shape.

While the controller is intended to function with PC, Android phones, Raspberry Pi, and the Switch, there's no native support for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While adapters for these consoles might soon exist, it is likely that players who want to dive that deep into customization enough to buy an adapter already have options for controllers that do similar things.

Enjoy The Trailer For Doom: Annihilation, A New Doom Movie

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Enjoy The Trailer For Doom: Annihilation, A New Doom Movie

Doom was really good when it released in 2016! Doom Eternal looks so far to be a really good game aiming to release later this year! You might think this means there's a renaissance of Doom as a property that extends to all things with that name. Universal Studios seems to be testing that theory with the latest trailer for Doom: Annihilation, coming straight to blu-ray this October.

You can see the trailer below.

A few months back, the Bethesda Twitter account acknowledged that the movie existed, but stated that they have no involvement with it at all. It is curious how that all works, though I imagine it is a tangled mess of licenses and the previous movie existing before Bethesda got their hands on Doom.

Hasbro Unveils Stupidly Huge Transformers Figure

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Hasbro Unveils Stupidly Huge Transformers Figure

If you've wished you could have a two-foot tall transformer with over 50 points of articulation, then Hasbro has the toy for you. Transformers: War for Cybertron Unicron could be the biggest Transformers toy ever – if its crowd-funding goal is met.

This towering figure transforms between a planet and the Lord of Chaos, reaching 30 inches in diameter in planet mode. This breaks the previous record of the Transformers: Fortress Maximus figure in 2016.

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Overwatch's New Anti-Cheating Detection Shuts Entire Matches Down

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Overwatch's New Anti-Cheating Detection Shuts Entire Matches Down

Cheating is kind of a problem in almost every online game with competition, but it can be especially grating in Overwatch. Players who are trying to do their placement or competitive matches will sometimes notice people cheating and report it, but the match still goes on the record regardless of what the report says. In the newest developer update, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan explains that their new automatic anti-cheat system should shut this down by shutting the match down.

Now being tested in the Playable Test Realm servers, the new anti-cheat system will end a game once it detects cheats from a player. In theory, this should stop players from wasting time in a game where the result has been tainted by a cheater and having something on their record that wasn't fair.

Anyone who is caught cheating will face, according to Kaplan, "very harsh punishments." It is not detailed exactly what these punishments are, but presumably they will include banning, either temporarily or permanently.