Rockstar Games Is The Latest Company To Put Out Its Own PC Game Launcher

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Rockstar Games Is The Latest Company To Put Out Its Own PC Game Launcher

In recent years, several companies have tried their hands at creating their own PC game launchers. While Steam and Battle.net remain mainstay launchers, the Epic Games Store has most recently made waves in the space. Rockstar Games is the latest company to jump in with the hopes of becoming the one stop for all your Grand Theft Auto, Bully, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3 needs.

The Rockstar Games Launcher offers all the features of a standard PC game launcher, including cloud saves, the ability to shop for new games, and automatic updates. Right now the store consists of Grand Theft Auto V (and associated Shark Card transactions), L.A. Noire: Complete Edition, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Max Payne 3: Complete Edition, and Bully: Scholarship Edition.

If you want to download the Rockstar Games Launcher, you can head here. Doing so will get you a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. If you already had copies of Grand Theft Auto V or Max Payne 3 installed on your PC, you will use the Rockstar Games Launcher to access them after you install it. All of your existing data should transfer in.

You Can Now Buy The Official Wireless SNES Controller For Switch

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You Can Now Buy The Official Wireless SNES Controller For Switch

Hot on the heels of the release of Super Nintendo games on Nintendo Switch Online, subscribers looking for a more authentic experience can now purchase wireless Super NES controllers for use with Nintendo's current hybrid system.

To order, you must login with your Nintendo Switch Online account, then enter your information. Each Nintendo Switch Online account can order up to four SNES controllers. The controller comes with USB cable, but can also be charged using the Switch's AC adapter.

If you're interested in purchasing a controller (or four), head to the official Nintendo site. Each controller costs $30 plus shipping and tax.

Welcome The Fall 2019 Game Informer Interns

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Welcome The Fall 2019 Game Informer Interns

It's time to fall in love again – with our Fall 2019 internship crew! You'll be seeing these bylines a lot on the site over the coming months, so we want to introduce you to our new intern crew. They'll be covering news, gamer culture, and more as they build up their portfolios. These young writers come from a variety of places across the country, but they all have one thing in common: video games. We'll let them introduce themselves.

Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76) – I was in first grade when I first discovered the Game Boy Color. All the “cool” kids had one and I was so curious about what a Pikachu was or why a plumber would jump on turtles. I knew I needed one of my own but unfortunately, that was never going to happen in my house. I felt like Ralphie from A Christmas Story; always begging for the handheld but constantly being shut down with tales of how it would destroy my still-growing brain. The no’s kept coming but just when all hope was lost, my best friend’s mom swooped in and convinced my parents that playing Pokémon wouldn’t, in fact, transform me into a ne'er-do-well hellbent on never going outside. The day was won, the Game Boy was mine and my life-long passion for gaming had officially begun.

Likes In Death Stranding Are 'Unconditional Love,' Not Currency

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Likes In Death Stranding Are 'Unconditional Love,' Not Currency

During the 50-minute presentation for Death Stranding at Tokyo Game Show, director Hideo Kojima explained that part of the game's innovative social system involves giving "likes" to other players' objects in the world. But what players can do with those likes wasn't exactly clear, so we asked Kojima to elaborate during our interview.

The answer is surprisingly simple: You can't really do anything with them. They function primarily to send a positive and supportive message out into the bleak world of Death Stranding. Kojima's response (in part) was:

For more on that subject and other Death Stranding info, be sure to read our full interview with Hideo Kojima.

Gen 5 Pokémon Begin Appearing In Pokémon Go Today

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Gen 5 Pokémon Begin Appearing In Pokémon Go Today

Several new Pokémon are set to join the world of Pokémon Go beginning today. 11 months to the day after Pokémon from Gen 4's Sinnoh region began appearing in the game, monsters from Gen 5's Unova region will make their debut.

According to Niantic, Pokémon originally discovered in Black and White will start appearing at 1 p.m. Pacific today. The list of creatures appearing in the wild includes Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Patrat, Lillipup, Pidove, and Blitzle. Additionally, the Pokémon will hatch from the following eggs:

Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink will be available to battle and catch in Raids. While Niantic hasn't confirmed that all of the Pokémon added to the eggs will be appearing in the wild, it did confirm Klink will not spawn in the wild for the time being; you can only obtain Klink through eggs and Raids. For collectors of shiny Pokémon, Patrat, Lillipup, and Klink have shiny forms to hunt down.

Days Gone Gets New Game Plus Today

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Days Gone Gets New Game Plus Today

Remember Days Gone? Sony Bend's open-world zombie game released this April, and is pretty darn good, but hasn't been talked about much in the months that followed, especially for a Sony exclusive. From the lack of chatter, I'm guessing most of you haven't finished it yet, but if you have, and you enjoyed it, Sony Bend today added New Game Plus, giving you good reason to jump back in.

Days Gone's version of New Game Plus allows the player to begin the adventure again with almost everything they unlocked in the first playthrough, including bike upgrades, collectibles, encampment trust, and more. This update also brings two new difficulty modes: Hard II and Survival II. Even if you haven't finished the game yet, you can select these difficulties from the outset of play.

Sony Bend rounded out this update with new trophies, one of which pertains to a new weapon from a character that mostly resides in shadows. If you've played Days Gone, we'd love to hear what you thought of it. And if you haven't played it, what turned you away?

Tokyo Game Show Gallery: Sights From The Show Floor

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Tokyo Game Show Gallery: Sights From The Show Floor

We're in Japan for the annual Tokyo Game Show, in case you couldn't tell by our stories, pictures, and videos focused on Japanese games. And while those titles are definitely the stars of the show, another joy of attending TGS is seeing what heights the spectacle can reach. 

During our time between appointments, we snapped some pictures so you can feel like you're right here on the show floor with us. Some of the highlights include a giant Rabite, merchandise for sale at the Kojima Productions shop, and some impressive statues at the Atlus/Sega booth. So flip through the galleries below and please do not mock our photography skills. 

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Launches In January And Includes The Buu Saga

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Launches In January And Includes The Buu Saga

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an open-world action/RPG that lets fans explore the world of Dragon Ball Z while surrounded by familiar characters and events. We've known the Frieza saga would be included since the initial announcement, but then Bandai Namco revealed that the Cell saga would also be covered. As the 2019 Tokyo Game Show gets underway, the company has even more surprises in store, including more content, a firm release date, and details about special editions.

First and foremost is the fact that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launches on January 17, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In addition to the Frieza and Cell story arcs, the game also includes the Buu saga, giving players the opportunity to relive plenty of classic material with a modern twist. 

Bandai Namco also announced a few incentives to preorder the game; fans who secure their copy in advance gain access to a special sub-quest, an in-game cooking item, and the ability to play content involing the new character Bonyu before it normally opens during the course of the adventure. 

Control May Cross Over With Alan Wake In Upcoming DLC

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Control May Cross Over With Alan Wake In Upcoming DLC

Fans have been asking Remedy Games to bring back Alan Wake, and that may be happening, just not as its own game. Remedy today announced a content roadmap for its latest game Control, and the last item teased is a paid expansion called "AWE," and within it we see a familiar flashlight, along with the letters "A" and "W," which stand for you-know-what.

According to Remedy, AWE explores a new section of the Oldest House, called the Investigations Sector. Here, Jesse will be tasked to examine and interact with Altered World Events. Nice try in hiding Alan Wake there, Remedy, but we clearly see what you are doing with the "A" and "W."

AWE doesn't hit until the middle of 2020, but players can expect a photo mode this fall, and a new game mode called Expeditions in December. In Expeditions, Jesse helps security chief Arish "explore the mysterious Formation and its strange surroundings." This mode features some of the Oldest House's most difficult challenges. Remedy says players will need the best gear and abilities to stand a chance. This. Sounds. Awesome.

Nioh 2 Tokyo Game Show Trailer Leaks

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Nioh 2 Tokyo Game Show Trailer Leaks

A Nioh 2 trailer from the ongoing Tokyo Game Show has allegedly leaked, featured at Boss Fight Database. It's Nioh, so of course the trailer features samurai, spirits, demons, and swordplay.

Some terrifying new enemies are shown, as well as our hero laying down some big demon dunks. An early 2020 release window is shown at the end of the trailer, so we'll be finding gear and leveling up in no time as we dodge giant monster moves. Check out the trailer below!