Bruce Straley, Director Of Uncharted 2 And The Last Of Us, Is Leaving Naughty Dog

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Bruce Straley, Director Of Uncharted 2 And The Last Of Us, Is Leaving Naughty Dog

Announced today on Twitter and the Naughty Dog blog, Bruce Straley is leaving the company. Straley is best known as the director of Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us, two of the most praised games period of the last decade.

Straley does not say where he is going next, but mentions in his post that his attention has been pulled in other directions as of late. After the announcement of The Last of Us Part II, it was revealed that Straley would not be directing the game due to his extended leave from the studio, which has seemingly culminated in his departure.

Straley had been at Naughty Dog since 1999, with his first project being Crash Team Racing for the PlayStation. You can read his entire blog post at the link below.

Watch Today's Nintendo Direct Right Here

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Watch Today's Nintendo Direct Right Here

There's a Nintendo Direct today focusing on upcoming Switch and 3DS titles!

In terms of Nintendo consoles, the Switch has already had a pretty notable year of Nintendo games, but the concerns beyond 2017 still linger. There are even questions about this year - is Xenoblade 2 going to make it? Are there more varied worlds to Mario Odyssey? Is there anything in the chamber for third party support?

Hopefully, Nintendo will answer these questions (and ideally, way more) today. The Direct streams today at 3:00 P.M. PDT/6:00 EST and lasts about 45 minutes, according to Nintendo. Let us know in the comments below what you expect and hope to see today, then watch the stream below when Nintendo goes live.

Rocket League Adding Seasonal Arena, User-Created Tournaments, And More

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Rocket League Adding Seasonal Arena, User-Created Tournaments, And More

Psyonix has detailed the next update, as well as a long-term roadmap, for its popular car soccer game Rocket League. In the immediate future, players will enjoy new seasonal and standardized arenas, LAN support, and over 90 free items.

The Autumn Update begins with a seemingly small change that Psyonix says has been a big ask within its community: transparent goal posts. This change, which affects every map in the game and can be toggled on and off, is meant to increase awareness for competitors playing the goalie position. In addition, all non-standard arenas are being converted to a rectangular shape for competitive play. Non-standard shapes will still be available in private and less traditional game modes.

Players are also receiving a new seasonal arena on rotation. For the fall season, players can compete in Farmstead, set on a beautiful countryside as the leaves turn to their autumn colors. The update also introduces a beta for Director mode, which helps Rocket League become more watchable. Director mode provides players with an A.I.-powered camera that predicts goals, shots, saves, and assists, and cuts to that player. Psyonix also put in measures to prevent the camera from cutting away too quickly as to not disorient viewers.

New For Honor Trailer Reveals Season 3's Tribute Mode

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New For Honor Trailer Reveals Season 3's Tribute Mode

For Honor's third season starts in just a couple of days, adding a few new characters as well as a new mode. What's the mode? Why, it's called Tribute. How does it work? Check out a new trailer to see all the details on this twist on capture the flag.

In Tribute, two teams of four scramble to grab three flag-like tributes. Once you gain possession of one, you need to bring it back to one of your team's three shrines. This is where it gets a little interesting. Each shrine offers a different buff for your team when it has a tribute: offensive, defensive, and awareness. If your team manages to place tributes in all three shrines, a countdown starts. At that point, the other team needs to reclaim at least one tribute before time runs out, or it's game over. 

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Sine Mora EX Heading To Switch This Month

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Sine Mora EX Heading To Switch This Month

Sine Mora EX – the extended edition of last-generation's shooter from Grasshopper Manufacture – is coming to the Switch on September 26 in the U.S.

The EX edition is already out on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and features local co-op for story mode, three versus modes (race, tanks, and dodgeball), new challenge levels, and presentation upgrades.

The Switch version comes out in other territories around the world on October 10.

Check Out These Fallout And Bioshock Statues Coming Soon

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Check Out These Fallout And Bioshock Statues Coming Soon

Toyark is reporting that statues of Fallout's T-60 Power Armor and Bioshock's Big Daddy (with, of course, a Little Sister) are soon coming out to customers on September 22 for the Power Armor and 2018 for the Big Daddy.

The Power Armor measures 9" tall on its base and weighs a surprisingly light 1.3 lbs. The statues itself was modeled using the 3D models from the games to ensure no details were lost in the conversion.

The Big Daddy statue tall at 12.5" and contains 35 points of articulation, so you can pose Rapture's misguided guardian alongside his ADAM collector in almost any way you see fit.

Kaz Hirai Parody Twitter Is Retiring In 2018

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Kaz Hirai Parody Twitter Is Retiring In 2018

KazHiraiCEO, an account that parodies Sony's President and CEO with jokes about the game industry, has announced their retirement in 2018.

While it may seem odd to announce the retirement of a Twitter account, and even odder to report on one, the parody account boasts 100,000 followers, including Sony executives (and with occasional mention by Hirai himself). The account will be sorely missed.

It seems like the best way to celebrate the account is to post some of its best jokes.

iPhone 8 And iPhone X Revealed By Apple For 2017

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iPhone 8 And iPhone X Revealed By Apple For 2017

Today, Apple has revealed two new iPhones to release this year at different times. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X (read as the number ten) will be available September 22 and November 3, respectively.

The iPhone 8, which comes in both regular and Plus variations, looks to be a fairly incremental successor to last year's iPhone 7. It outperforms the former phone in every way and has returned to the heady days of glass backs, but otherwise looks and acts very similarly to the previous iPhone model.

The iPhone X has all of the iPhone 8's features, as well as a better camera, a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen, and new methods of interaction to work around the missing Home button.

White Supremacist Logo Snuck Into Destiny 2 Is Being Removed

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White Supremacist Logo Snuck Into Destiny 2 Is Being Removed

The Road Complex AA1 gauntlets, a legendary item in Destiny 2, was discovered to bear a slightly tweaked logo that bears a non-coincidental resemblance to a white supremacist logo. Bungie has been made aware of the issue and is moving to get it removed.

The logo, which looks disturbingly like the hate symbol for "Kekistan," was discovered this morning by Waypoint, who then reached out to Activision and Bungie about the issue. Unless Bungie comes out and explains how this got into the game, it is unlikely the public will ever know.

The "Kekistan" flag resembles the Nazi third reich flag and emerged from white rights image boards. Popular white supremacists encouraged white people to write "Kekistani" on census data to claim themselves as dispossessed and oppressed people in order to make a point about white rights.

New Game, Sky, From Thatgamecompany Announced For Apple TV, iPad, & iPhone

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New Game, Sky, From Thatgamecompany Announced For Apple TV, iPad, & iPhone

At Apple's major 2017 public conference, the house that Steve Jobs built brought out Jenova Chen, creator of games like Flower and Journey, to show off his new game titled Sky.

The game is a multiplayer title that bears more than a slight resemblance to Journey, but in the sky. Players meet up, complete objectives, or surf around the sky in beautiful environments on their own.

Sky has simplified inputs to allow for touch controls, with the touchpad on the Apple TV remote functioning as the controller for the game. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think of Jenova Chen's newest wild ride.