Reader Discussion – What Games From 2017 Are You Still Trying To Finish?

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Reader Discussion – What Games From 2017 Are You Still Trying To Finish?

2018 is here, and has been here for nearly two months. Already it's strong year as far as video game releases go with Monster Hunter: World as well as the indie trio that struck out of nowhere: Celeste, Crossing Souls, and Iconoclasts.

And yet I'm sure many of us are still playing through games from last year, trying to finish them before they fall into our backlogs, doomed to remain unfinished forever. For me, right now, my white whale is Assassin's Creed Origins. It's a beautiful game that I've plugged 20 hours into and feel like I'm constantly getting my progress halted by other releases. But I will finish this one! I swear it!

What about you, readers?

Mattel Unveils Tomb Raider Barbie Doll

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Mattel Unveils Tomb Raider Barbie Doll

Looks like one of gaming's own is about to join the prestigious line of Barbie doll figures. IGN just revealed that toymaker Mattel will be releasing a Barbie based on the upcoming movie version of Lara Croft.

You can head over to IGN to see the Barbie for yourself. The doll goes on presale tomorrow on Mattel's site and will cost $29.99.

For more on Tomb Raider, check out the latest trailer for the upcoming movie here.

Lewd Secrets And More When Did You Know Gaming Takes On Mario

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Lewd Secrets And More When Did You Know Gaming Takes On Mario

Did you know there was once a Mario brothers porn movie? And that Nintendo apparently owns the rights to said movies? In this week's Did You Know Gaming, the popular YouTube channel presents a smattering of interesting trivia about everyone's favorite plumber from censorship to typographical errors.

You can watch the whole thing right here:

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Watch Latest Trailer For Upcoming Persona 5 Anime

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Watch Latest Trailer For Upcoming Persona 5 Anime

A short teaser was released recently, giving a glimpse at the upcoming anime called Persona 5 The Animation.

Produced by both Altus and the animation studio A-1 Pictures, this anime follows the same story as the well-received JRPG Persona 5. In the trailer below, it shows off some beginning moments up until the protagonist receives his first Persona.

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Bayonetta 2 On Switch Has Some Interesting Nintendo Easter Eggs

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Bayonetta 2 On Switch Has Some Interesting Nintendo Easter Eggs

Both Bayonetta games released for Switch yesterday, and players are already finding some interesting Easter eggs.

In Bayonetta 2, scanning Amiibo onto your Switch will unlock some costumes, but also messages from Rodin, the shopkeeper. These messages break the fourth wall a bit, hinting at several other Nintendo franchises and appearances. Most notably, there's this note referencing Bayonetta's inclusion in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U.

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Report: Shanghai Dragons Players' Entry To Overwatch League Delayed By Visa Issues

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Report: Shanghai Dragons Players' Entry To Overwatch League Delayed By Visa Issues

After gaining a bit of hopeful traction by signing the Overwatch League's first female player, Kim "Geguri" Seyeon the Shanghai Dragons face another obstacle in their uphill battle to the top: Visas.

Unikrn reports that Seyeon and her new teammates will have to wait until sometime later in Phase 2 of the league to start playing since the team has been delayed by the Visa application process. "Based on Visa application times, we predict that our four new recruits will arrive in the US later in Phase Two," said Shangai Dragons team manager Van in Chinese social media site Weibo.

The Visas the Dragons need, P-1 visas, can take months or weeks to fully process, and even if the Dragons began the visa process as soon as they signed them after seeing they were having a terrible season, it would have been difficult to get the new teammates in the US in time for the second phase of the league.

Watching Modern Games Run On A Weird '70s TV Is A Nostalgic Trip

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Watching Modern Games Run On A Weird '70s TV Is A Nostalgic Trip

Technology is cool. Technology is strange. The weird pull of watching gears turn and electric circuits fire has a strange pull for a lot of people. The strangeness of that pull has never been more apparent than when I try to describe why watching someone hook up modern consoles and a PC to a strange '70s TV shaped like an astronaut's helmet makes me happy.

Tech how-to Youtube channel My Mate Vince celebrated is 100,000th subscriber by doing that. The JVC Videosphere is a rad-looking piece of tech, a spherical television complete with a metal chain that lets you hang it anywhere in a room you can attach a hook to. And through a series of converters, machines, and wire-modding, Mr. Vince was able to get a Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC running on a 40-year-old CRT.

The games are as you recognize them, but the blue-tinted screen modifies their "feel" quite a bit. The TV can't seem to handle Forza 7, and I honestly mistook it for an early PS2 game due to the lack of pixel density on the Videosphere. Horizon may as well look like an old newsreel. And Cuphead, of course, evokes an even deeper sense of nostalgia than it already did.

Reader Discussion – Who Do You Want As Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC?

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Reader Discussion – Who Do You Want As Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC?

With today's news that both Broly and Bardock are making their way to Dragon Ball FighterZ as DLC characters, I can finally ask this question without being inundated with similar results: Who do you want as DLC character in Dragon Ball FighterZ?

Leaks abound as to who the rest of the roster will include, but nothing's set is stone yet, so we can still speculate. There could also be more DLC characters beyond the eight included in the first season pass, so there's that. This is all a way of saying that I'd really like it if Kid Goku and Arale made into the game at some point.

Kid Goku would be a fun way to add a fifth (or sixth, depending on if you believe the leaks) Goku to the cast who'd be very different. His Power Pole could be his special attack and move (it would extend across the entire screen very quickly). His level-one super could be a kamehameha that turns the screen white when he fires it (as was the case in Dragon Ball), and his level-three super would be him looking at the moon and turning into a giant ape and beating his opponent up for a bit. His super dash would even be him riding on the Nimbus Cloud, and his vanish attack could leave behind an afterimage effect.

How Uncharted 4's Retro Surprise Was Rebuilt From Scratch

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How Uncharted 4's Retro Surprise Was Rebuilt From Scratch

WARNING: Spoilers For Uncharted 4 follow.

If you've played Uncharted 4, you were probably thrown for a bit of a loop when Uncharted 4 not only references Crash Bandicoot, but lets you play an entire level of the game in-game (whoa, that's meta). You may have thought, however, that developer Naughty Dog simply emulated their older game inside their newer one. You'd be wrong.

While this has been known for a while, Youtuber Shesez has a full breakdown of how the level isn't running on an emulator, but rather was remade by Naughty Dog from scratch. The level not only includes a very accurate recreation of the "Boulders" level from the original Crash Bandicoot, but layers on a coat of aliasing as well, which makes the recreation look nearly identical to the original. The level is located within Uncharted 4's regular geometry, and can be seen in its entirety if you know where to look and have the camera hacks to do it. You can watch a short video explaining the level below.

Overwatch To Determine Who The Good Boys And Girls Are With Its Puppy Rumble

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Overwatch To Determine Who The Good Boys And Girls Are With Its Puppy Rumble

If Overwatch has any glaring flaws, it's the lack of pup-oriented competition. There's just not enough of it! Thankfully, Blizzard has finally taken this key criticism to heart with its new Year of the Dog Puppy Rumble.

We're honestly not quite sure what the event, which will stream on Twitch this Monday at 5pm Central, will actually entail, but the short trailer for the event shows a bunch of dogs coming onto an arena of some sort dressed as Overwatch characters, so we're already into it.

In Overwatch, every dog has its day.
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