Rumor: Retail Listings Show Persona 5 Switch And Metroid Prime Trilogy

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Rumor: Retail Listings Show Persona 5 Switch And Metroid Prime Trilogy

While retail listings are rarely sacrosanct, they do sometimes let slip information that isn't meant to for be public consumption quite yet, like last year's early E3 courtesy of Wal-Mart Canada. That may or may not be the case with a recent listing leak from retailer Best Buy, which put up pages last night for Persona 5 for Switch, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and a very curious and inexplicable listing for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

The listings were found in Best Buy's system last night, though some employees we spoke with have suggested they have been there for a week or two and only recently spread onto social media. Images appeared on Twitter of a Best Buy employee terminal using the internal "Core Blue" product information interface, showing Persona 5 for Switch. The associated SKU could be added to the point-of-sale system, the thing connected to the cash register, and ring up as a pre-order. Before long, Metroid Prime Trilogy was also found, and then A Link to the Past, all three featuring generic model numbers that are nonetheless consistent with the way Best Buy presents pre-release games.

The listings were quickly taken down, but not before dozens of screenshots were taken.

Cross-Platform Cloud Saves Let You Play Civilization VI Anywhere

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Cross-Platform Cloud Saves Let You Play Civilization VI Anywhere

Starting now, if you own the Switch and Steam versions of Civilization VI, you can swap your save between the two fairly easily. By signing in to a 2K account on both versions, you can upload and download saves in the cloud between the two versions, thus making the Switch version of Civ VI an even better companion to the PC game than before.

 All you need to do in-game is check a box in the save menu called "multiplatform cloud," save your game, select that option from the same menu on the Switch, and you're on your way.

The Switch version, while perfectly competent, was never going to match the experience of playing Civilization on PC, but being able to – like you would with any Switch game – play at home on PC and take that save with you on the go with your Switch is a cool feature. 

Ubisoft Highlights Division 2 Changes Coming Alongside Tidal Basin Update

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Ubisoft Highlights Division 2 Changes Coming Alongside Tidal Basin Update

The Division 2 gets its first major update this Friday when the Invasion: Battle For D.C. event kicks off. The new endgame content headlining this event includes the introduction of the Tidal Basin stronghold, world tier 5, and the game's first gear sets. The drop also includes some major changes to the underlying game. 

The patch coming alongside the update makes some significant changes to how certain systems work in the game, most notably skill and weapon mods. Since The Division 2 launched, players have been getting skill mods that require impossible skill power ratings given their current overall level. To remedy this problem, Massive has rescaled the entire system to make sure the bonuses you get correlate with the skill power required to equip these mods for your turrets, drones, and other gadgets. When you log in on Friday your jaw may drop when you see how far your skill power rating has dropped, but Massive says when you look through your mod inventory you should be able to equip many more of them than you previously could. 

Massive also revamped the weapon mods across the board, giving them new values that may not be as high, but that also offer way fewer negative drawbacks.

First Joker Trailer Shows A Sympathetic Look At DC's Villain

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First Joker Trailer Shows A Sympathetic Look At DC's Villain

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming standalone Joker movie, which provides a glimpse of how the villain got his start – or at least a glimpse of one origin story.

From the trailer, it looks as though the man who would become Joker (portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix) was at least nudged over the brink after enduring a number of attacks from random strangers. He certainly had some other underlying issues (also shown in the trailer), but it appears that Gotham did its part to develop the villain it ultimately deserved.

Joker is coming to theaters October 4.

New Borderlands 3 Trailer Comes Out Guns Blazing

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New Borderlands 3 Trailer Comes Out Guns Blazing

Gearbox and publisher Take-Two released another Borderlands 3 trailer (click the header above) to go along with the official reveal last week. Among the requisite guns and loot are the names of our new vault hunters as well as some of the enemies you'll encounter as  you explore the game's new worlds.

Moze (with destructible mech at her side), beast master FL4K, spectral-fisted siren Amara, and gadget-focused Zane face off against the Calypso Twins, who've built up a formidable cult around themselves.

For more on Borderlands 3, check out some of the details we pulled from the first trailer as well as sit in on this discussion on what we expect from the title.

Borderlands 3 Lands On September 13

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Borderlands 3 Lands On September 13

Borderlands 3 is a nesting doll of terribly kept secrets and its release date is no exception. Despite being leaked by an accidental tweet from Gearbox the other day and then hastily deleted, the release date has now been officially confirmed by Gearbox and Take-Two. You can cruise around Pandora, and more, on September 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store.

It has been seven years since the last mainline Borderlands game, which means you should have plenty of money saved up for Borderlands 3, and Gearbox wants some of it. In addition to just the regular game price, there will also be other versions for you to invest your money into, which range from "I'm interested in Borderlands" to "Borderlands is my life."

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Nintendo Announces Three New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch Online In April

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Nintendo Announces Three New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch Online In April

Starting April 10, the catalog of NES games available as part of Nintendo Switch Online will reach 38. Three new games are joining the service that day: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, and Star Soldier.

The new entries are solid inclusions, especially for anyone who has never played the tough-as-nails Lost Levels, or ground their teeth into stumps trying to beat Mike Tyson. . . sorry! I mean Mr. Dream. Beyond Nintendo's heavy hitters is Star Soldier, a vertical-scrolling shooter akin to Twin Bee or 1942.

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Keep Your Head Up! You Can Now Pre-Order This Awesome Statue Of Overwatch's Lucio

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Keep Your Head Up! You Can Now Pre-Order This Awesome Statue Of Overwatch's Lucio

Lucio is the latest Overwatch hero to get his own nifty statue, and it's now available for pre-order.

Lucio joins characters such as D.Va, Tracer, and Genji to get a special figure. The statue measures 10.04"/25.5 cm, with the base 8.86"/22.5 cm in diameter. It features the popular DJ's iconic green, yellow, and blue outfit along with his sonic amplifier weapon. Just like previous statues, Lucio comes hand painted.

You can break down the specifics at Blizzard's website, where it's available for pre-order. The collectible costs $175.00. 

Blockchain Games MLB Champions And Crypto Space Commander Are Coming To Consoles

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Blockchain Games MLB Champions And Crypto Space Commander Are Coming To Consoles

Lucid Sight, a company known for blockchain-based gaming, announced some big news today. The company is investing millions into improving functionality and bringing games to traditional gaming platforms, such as consoles, PC, and mobile. Currently, $11 million has been raised to make these goals a reality. 

The money raised will also go toward launching a developer toolset called Scarcity Engine later this year, which Lucid Sight hopes will bridge the gap between blockchain and traditional gaming platforms.  The engine currently powers MLB Champions and Crypto Space Commander, which are Lucid Sight's flagship franchises. 

“This capital will allow us to bring games such as MLB Champions and CSC to the masses while maintaining the benefits of digital scarcity provided by blockchain technology,” said Randy Saaf, CEO and Co-founder at Lucid Sight in a press release.  “We have found that game players enjoy digital ownership in our games, but users want to be able to game where they traditionally game: mobile, PC, and console.”