Check Out The Voice Cast Of Gotham Knights

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Check Out The Voice Cast Of Gotham Knights

The upcoming Gotham Knights game has unveiled the voice cast. Are you ready to shake things up with Batgirl, Nightwing, Redhood, and Robin? And of course, Alfred's in there too! Even Bruce Wayne's voice is there, who they insist is still quite dead in this game. In a Twitter thread today, the voice actors were revealed, tied to their in-game counterparts. Take a look at the the entire thread here:

The voices beyond the masks. #GothamKnights
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You Can Cancel Your Switch eShop Preorders Now

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You Can Cancel Your Switch eShop Preorders Now

Preordering a game on the Switch eShop used to be essentially the same as buying it; you were charged for the game immediately, and could not cancel the preorder. However, that process has now changed thanks to a recent eShop update.

As detailed on the Nintendo support page, you can now cancel preordered software – assuming that it is more than seven days away from release. That's the point when preordered games are typically available to pre-load, so that's when your purchase becomes final.

It appears that this new feature only applies to new preorders; if you have preorders from before the new update, you cannot cancel them for a refund.

No Xbox Series X Info At Tokyo Game Show

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No Xbox Series X Info At Tokyo Game Show

Even though we don't know exactly when it is coming out (or how much it costs), every day brings us closer to the November release of the Xbox Series X. With the looming launch, gamers are eager for any new information, and we look forward to any event that might provide it. But if you were counting on Microsoft's presence at the Tokyo Game Show's virtual showcase to be the next big step, you shouldn't get your hopes up. 

On Twitter and in a blog post, Microsoft clarified that the TGS event won't have any new next-gen news. It is smart of Microsoft to set these expectations early so viewers aren't disappointed – but that doesn't mean Microsoft's segment isn't worth checking out.  A celebration of Japanese game creators and content related to Minecraft and Flight Simulator still sounds interesting.

Tokyo Game Show 2020 was canceled due to the global pandemic, so this virtual event is taking the place of the in-person event traditionally held at Makuhari Messe.

Persona 4 Golden Gets First Patch On PC

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Persona 4 Golden Gets First Patch On PC

Back in June, gamers finally got a chance to play Atlus' revered Persona 4 Golden on PC. Today, the first patch was released, resolving various performance issues. 

The fixes include a new lower playback mode for cutscenes to include smoother play on older machines and also resolve a known progression issue when enterting Yukiko's Castle. You also shouldn't experience crashes when removing your Xbox One controller. 

If crashes and bugs detered your enthusiasm for the game, you should download the new 1.1 patch and head back into the adventure. We bet Nanako misses you and is just itching for a trip to Junes. And you probably should just get the latest patch to ensure you have the best experience possible. 

Avengers: Infinity Quest Pinball Machine Looks Amazing

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Avengers: Infinity Quest Pinball Machine Looks Amazing

If you enjoy a side of mechanical flipper action alongside your video game hobby, then you’ll want to check out the latest from Stern Pinball, as they announce info on the new upcoming Avengers: Infinity Quest pinball machine.

Today saw a collection of videos that show off the new machine, which includes an Avengers Tower magnetic lock  ramp, the ability to capture pinballs in midair, and plenty more bells and whistles.

The new machine comes in pro, premium, and limited edition models, each of which has slightly different features. The premium and limited editions, for instance, have a Dr. Strange motorized pop-up disc scoop, and a custom light-up Infinity Gauntlet, among other bonuses. And the limited edition has additional backglass, custom art, and several other exclusive features, and only 500 units will be made available worldwide.

Cover Reveal – Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

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Cover Reveal – Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits was one of the standout trailers shown during Sony's PlayStation 5 reveal event, introducing players to a beautiful world and a host of cute helpers known as the Rot. We're excited to announce that Ember Lab's lush adventure game is our next cover story. In the next issue of Game Informer magazine, we take a closer look at the game and its fascinating development.

How did a studio with roots in commercial animation move over to the world of video games? How did the team land on the idea of a young adventurer on a mission of healing and reconciliation? What the heck are the Rot? And how did an up and coming studio not only get their hands on PlayStation 5 development tools but also land a highly coveted slot in the console's first major announcement event? 

We explore those questions and many more in our 14-page cover story, which will be hitting next week. Sorry to keep you waiting, but we were too excited about this one to stay completely quiet. 

The Mandalorian Season 2 Starts On October 30

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The Mandalorian Season 2 Starts On October 30

The Mandalorian was a big hit when it debuted, gathering attention (and customers) for the then-new Disney+ streaming service. Now, almost a year after the show was introduced, the highly anticipated second season will be airing soon. According to a tweet from Disney+, the official start date for The Mandalorian season 2 is October 30. 

Though story details are still mysterious, fans of the show certainly have theories about where the second season could go. One thing is for sure: We're gonna get more Baby Yoda.

For more about The Mandalorian, read our passionate plea for why the series should be adapted for video games.

New Astro Gaming Headset Is Compatible With Xbox Series X And PlayStation 5

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New Astro Gaming Headset Is Compatible With Xbox Series X And PlayStation 5

Astro Gaming has announced a new generation of wireless A20 headsets along with a new line of USB transmitters. The A20s will be designed to pair with consoles as well as PCs. Console-compatible headsets come with one transmitter, however, if players decide to purchase a second transmitter they will be able to use their headset with any gaming device of their choosing.

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Fans anticipating the next generation of consoles will be happy to know that the A20s will work with the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.  The headset will be available in October for $119.99 USD and secondary transmitters will be priced at $19.99 USD. Both items are available for pre-order

Indie Studio Vlambeer Is Shutting Down

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Indie Studio Vlambeer Is Shutting Down

After 10 strong years, indie-studio Vlambeer is closing its doors. Founded by Rami Ismail and Willam Nijman, the company has made a long line of beloved titles like Ridiculous Fishing and Nuclear Throne. While most development studios close for financial reasons, Ismail and Nijman have chosen to end the company of their own volition.

In an interview with Kotaku, Ismail detailed that the decision to close was ultimately about moving on to newer and greater ventures, "Maybe because of that growth it has become really clear that what the two of us want to do with our lives is just different." Ismail says. "After Nuclear Throne, it felt a bit like we had proven everything Vlambeer had to prove, and after a well-earned break, after such a demanding project we realized that we had both found our own separate ways forward."

Despite closing suddenly, Vlambeer has left a lasting impact on the ever-growing indie-game community. In light of that, here are some upcoming indie games that you should keep an eye on.

Fortnite Now Has A Black Panther Statue

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Fortnite Now Has A Black Panther Statue

The recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman has left a life-sized crater in the hearts of Marvel fans and general moviegoers alike. While the film industry has been paying tribute to Boseman's immense talent on and off the screen, video game developer Crystal Dynamics (at the beginning of their War Table stream) paid their respects to his memory as well. 

Fortnite, known for its many crossovers with fan-favorite comic book heroes, released a new update that includes a statue of the Black Panther. While the update has been planned for some time, fans have been venturing to the statue to pay respect to Boseman. Perched on a rocky cliff as if watching over and protecting its territory,  a large statue of the titular mammal can be found just west of the Misty Meadows arena. If they approach the statue, players will also be able to hear music inspired by the Black Panther movie. 

Black Panther is a stirring and profound example of diverse storytelling; enhanced by the film's cast with Chadwick Boseman at its center. Here's why we definitely need a Black Panther video game too.