The #FreeFortnite Cup Begins August 23

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Do you want to win a Fortnite hat that takes a shot at Apple? It's your time to shine. There's lots of swag available as you rack up points in the #FreeFortnite cup as Epic and Apple go head to head in the court of law.

While those two insanely rich companies do battle in the real world, you can rack up points in the digital world to win some cool stuff. You can win one of 20,000 of these neat hats. I actually want one because I think they look cool. I also like wearing hats.

You could also win laptops, consoles, and other big ticket hardware. You can check out the full list of prizes and more contest details over at the official site here.

Skate Hard With A Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 And 2 Launch Trailer

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Are you ready to show off your killer skills in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 And 2? You can on September 4 Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Your skater skills might be powerful enough if you wolfed down some signature Tony Hawk burritos.

I hear they give you that extra jazzy kick flip zing. In case you need to brush up on your skills before you hit the half pipe, there's a spiffy new gameplay trailer out right now. You can watch it right here, right now, at the link below.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Launches Today

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time arrives today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, and Apple Arcade.

Yep, it's available pretty much everywhere including iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. You too can get trapped in time to and join Samurai Jack on an epic adventure through time.

Time travel is always the best, proven by the existence of a new Bill and Ted movie. Naturally, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is full of jokes and sweet swordplay. Ranged weapons and attacks too! Cool.

Crysis Remastered Arrives September 18

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Crysis Remastered is ready to announce a release date for platforms other than Switch. If you're on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC, your Crysis Remastered experience begins on September 18. Switch players, you've already got it available as of July 23. Go Switch!

Crysis Remastered boasts a wide variety of enhancements, including textures up to 8k, SSDO, SVOGI, new lighting settings and options, motion blur, updated particle effects, and much, much more.

Remember how insane people thought Crysis was when it came out a billion years ago? The Remastered version is going hard on fresh looks for today's tech scene. Raytracing is also in the picture for this release.

New Art From Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Emerges

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New Art From Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Emerges

Today, Treyarch Studios took to Twitter to offer a second tease at an upcoming announcement scheduled for next week on August 26. You can read about the previous announcement here, which suggested that players be ready for an event or reveal inside of Verdansk (Warzone). Are we going Fortnite event with this? Who knows.

Today, we got some artwork to go with the previous teaser. The image shows a ton of imagery focused on The Soviet Union and The United States, which should come as no surprise as they are the primary world powers involved in The Cold War. Does the artwork depict the Black Ops character Jason Hudson? You be the judge. I think those shades look familiar! 

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Crystal Dynamics Dives Deeper Into The Threat Of A.I.M. In Marvel's Avengers

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Crystal Dynamics Dives Deeper Into The Threat Of A.I.M. In Marvel's Avengers

With Marvel's Avengers rapidly approaching launch, Marvel and Crystal Dynamics have released a new video detailing the major threats players will face when the game launches. Unlike Hydra, which uses military might and covert operations to accomplish its goals, or Thanos, who uses sheer force of will and mystical means to achieve his missions, A.I.M. uses science and superior intellect to take down its enemies and secure power.

After the A-Day disaster, superheroes are outlawed, and A.I.M. steps in to offer technology as a replacement. After gaining the public trust and successfully turning the world on the Avengers, the organization begins to show its true form to those paying attention. Among the suspicious is Kamala Khan, who was transformed into an Inhuman following her exposure to Terrigen Mist at A-Day. She uncovers that A.I.M. is up to some shady things involving her fellow Inhumans, and that the organization may have even been behind the A-Day attack.

No More Back-To-Back Team Games In Fall Guys

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No More Back-To-Back Team Games In Fall Guys

Team games in Fall Guys can be fun, but relying on other players means that you have even less control over your fate than usual. That's why it is frustrating to get stuck in consecutive team games – especially Hoarders and Egg Scramble (or anytime you are on the yellow team). But players don't need to worry about that anymore, thanks to a recent update.

According to a tweet from the Fall Guys account, the latest changes to the game involve eliminating back-to-back team games, among other tweaks. Some amount of randomness and chaos is all part of Fall Guys' appeal, but its nice to see the team at Mediatonic listening and responding to player feedback.

For more on Fall Guys, read our review, or watch us play on an episode of New Gameplay Today.

Check Out PlayStation 5's First Commercial

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Check Out PlayStation 5's First Commercial

You won't see any new PlayStation 5 gameplay or hardware features in this TV commercial, but  will get a sense of the level of immersion Sony is trying to achieve with the new console's tech. The actions and sound shown speak to the new controller and how the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback work. We keep hearing that a good example of how all of these elements come together is through the drawing of a bowstring, which we see in the ad.

In a blog post, Sony shares further insight about little moments in the commercial, and says the audio points to how PlayStation 5's Tempest 3D AudioTech will deliver multi-directional sound.

Sony also provided examples of how the haptic feedback is being used for Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The controller will tell the player which direction attacks are coming from. Morales' Venom Punch attack also delivers a bio-electricity crack from the left side of the controller to the right.

Where Is Our PGA Tour 2K21 Review?

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Where Is Our PGA Tour 2K21 Review?

I am having a blast playing PGA Tour 2K21. With the difficulty sliders set to default, I spend a good amount of time weighing which club to use, think about how the wind will carry my shot, and most importantly, make sure my motion on the analog stick is true. One little misstep in any of these areas can throw off a hole, and maybe even put you out of striking distance for a tournament. Developer HB Studios has made a true golf simulation that pushes you to be a pro.

If this golf experience sounds too taxing, and you'd rather play something like Hot Shots or Mario Golf, HB Studios allows you to adjust the difficulty sliders in ways to make the golfing far easier and much faster. You can make every shot as straight as an arrow and have the course fight against you less. Even the opposing A.I. can be turned down for tournaments. When you tune the play this way, 18 holes can be completed in a matter of minutes.

HB Studios lets you play the way you want for the career, which runs through a full PGA season, complete with mid-match cutaways that show highlights by other golfers. Despite a delay in loading to show these moments, the presentation for the PGA action is pretty slick and does a nice job of framing the big moments for any tournament.

Hades Gets A 1.0 Launch Trailer

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Hades Gets A 1.0 Launch Trailer

Hades has been in early access for what seems like an eternity. Early on, I dipped in for some roguelite action, slashing my way through the first couple layers of Hell in an attempt to escape.

Permanent powerups and relationship building keep things interesting as you unlock the mysteries of the gods. Since then, however, I've let plenty of content drops and patches go unnoticed as the Supergiant's upcoming game readies itself for a big release.

That's always the quandary with early access games - do you dip in right away or hold out for the full release? In the case of Hades, you won't have to wait too much longer, as it's scheduled for a fall 1.0 release on Switch, Steam, and Epic Games Store. Hopefully it might show up on other platforms too! Check out the launch trailer below!