Update: The Google Stadia GDC Keynote Has Concluded

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Update: The Google Stadia GDC Keynote Has Concluded

Update: The GDC 2019 keynote from Google resulted in the announcement of Google Stadia. You can read all about it here.

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Google has teased a big announcement in the gaming space, and you can watch it right here in the header of this article when the stream goes live at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.

Toy Story 4's Trailer Asks "Why Am I Alive?"

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Toy Story 4's Trailer Asks

Toy Story 4 has had a collection of teaser trailers showing new characters in brief snippets, but its first full trailer finally reveals what the general story is about. It also asks some big questions like, "Why am I alive?" It also shows off some very, very creepy ventriloquist dolls.

Toy Story 4 is coming to theaters on June 21.

Shodan Makes Her Terrifying Return In The Teaser For System Shock 3

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Shodan Makes Her Terrifying Return In The Teaser For System Shock 3

System Shock is arguably one of gaming's most important sci-fi series  and the world just got a glimpse of the next entry in the series. During the Unity keynote at GDC, Warren Spector and developer Otherside Entertainment showcased about 30 seconds of "pre-alpha engine" footage, including a snapshot of the terrifying a.i. construct Shodan herself.

You can watch the whole thing here:

For more on System Shock, check out this deep dive on how one company brought the franchise back from the grave.

Activision And Tencent Announces Call Of Duty: Mobile Is Coming To North America

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Activision And Tencent Announces Call Of Duty: Mobile Is Coming To North America

Activision announced, in partnership with Tencent, during GDC that Call of Duty: Mobile is coming to iOS and Android devices in North America, South America, Europe, and more. Call of Duty: Mobile is a free-to-play game that is being developed by Timi Studio that will feature maps and characters from across the Call of Duty franchise across multiple modes. You will also be able to customize your loadouts and a whole lot more. You can check out a teaser trailer for the game below.

It's unclear exactly when Call of Duty: Mobile will be releasing, but if you're interested in pre-registering for the game, you can do that by heading here.

Farming Sim My Time At Portia Coming To Consoles In April

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Farming Sim My Time At Portia Coming To Consoles In April

My Time at Portia, the farming sim that falls under the same genre as games like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on April 16.

In the game you star a new life in the town of Portia and attempt to restore your fathers workshop and affiliated farmland. Pre-orders for the console game will get Housewarming Gift Set which includes an exclusive outfit and furniture, an assortment of consumable items, and 500 gold. Along with a digital release, the game will also be available physically, as well.

Kingdom Hearts III's Critical Mode Is Coming Very Soon

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Kingdom Hearts III's Critical Mode Is Coming Very Soon

Those who were pining for more difficulty in Kingdom Hearts III will soon get their wish. Co-producer Tai Yasue was on hand at this year's GDC and confirmed critical mode is coming very soon and will be more than enemies just having a value change.

Yasue said it's "more technical and offensive," and more for those who are "good at action games" and "timing attacks." He said the skill required will change the way you play the game. 

Stay tuned for more on our talk with Yasue coming soon. 

Beat Saber Coming To Oculus Quest

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Beat Saber Coming To Oculus Quest

Virtual reality still has a long way to go before being fully embraced by the public, but Oculus’ newest headset, the Oculus Quest, has removed one of the major obstacles barring it from mainstream success; instead of being tethered to a home PC or console, the Quest is its own standalone system with no wires to worry about. Now, the Oculus Quest also has one heck of a killer app: Indie developer Beat Games announced today that it will be bringing its highly lauded, note-slicing rhythm game Beat Saber to the new system.

Kyle reviewed the PS VR version of Beat Saber last year and only had positive things to say, calling it, “one of the best experiences you can have in virtual reality.” We’re guessing that’s even more true now that you can spin around without inadvertently strangling yourself, which you can see in the trailer below. The spinning part. Not the strangling.

The Oculus Quest is slated to release sometime this spring for $399.

Metal Gear Music Concert Coming To The US This Spring

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Metal Gear Music Concert Coming To The US This Spring

The first official Metal Gear orchestra is performing in the US this year. Backed by the incredible vocals of MGS V's Donna Burke (see "Sins of the Father") among 70 other musicians and HD cinematics from the game series, fans can aurally relive some of the franchise's most iconic moments. 

Two performance locations have been confirmed so far: New York on March 23 and Los Angeles on April 6, so if you live in those locations, get your tickets while you can! If you don't, at least you can get a glimpse of it in the trailer above? 

Here's When You Can Beat Up Your Friends In The Mortal Kombat 11 Beta

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Here's When You Can Beat Up Your Friends In The Mortal Kombat 11 Beta

You've seen us play it. You've seen the roster so far. Now you can try Mortal Kombat 11 for yourself, in the upcoming closed beta.

U.S. players who purchase the game can access the beta beginning Wednesday, March 27 at 8 a.m. PST and ending Sunday March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Pre-ordering also nets you Shao Kahn, the series' notorious villain and emperor of Outworld who seeks to conquer every realm.

We recently spoke with two physicists about the plausibility of Mortal Kombat's fatalities – including Scorpion's classic spine rip. Also, check out our hands-on preview of Mortal Kombat 11's story mode, which introduces time travel into the series' outlandish plot.

James Gunn's Suicide Squad Film Is A Full Reboot, Not A Sequel

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James Gunn's Suicide Squad Film Is A Full Reboot, Not A Sequel

As you all know, James Gunn is back to helm the next entry in his beloved Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. But before returning to the MCU, he still has unfinished business with the DCEU – namely, The Suicide Squad (not to be confused with 2016's Suicide Squad). With Will Smith being replaced by Idris Elba and no confirmation on Margot Robbie's return, rumors have posited that the upcoming film will feature an entirely new cast. 

In an interview with Joblo, Shazam! and Aquaman Producer Peter Safran asserted that Gunn's The Suicide Squad is more reboot than sequel, "First of all, we don’t call it Suicide Squad 2 ‘cause it’s a total reboot so it’s The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it. It’s everything you would hope from a James Gunn script and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot, and I know that we will deliver a lot." 

The Suicide Squad releases everywhere on August 6, 2021. In other fantastic superhero news, Captain Marvel broke box office records with the biggest opening weekend for a female-led film!