Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Is Coming To Switch

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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Is Coming To Switch

The legend of Shaq Fu seems to have faded as of recently. We last saw the kickstarter-funded Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn at the 2016 Game Awards show, which showed some gameplay of the kung-fu inspired sidescroller featuring Shaquille O'Neal.

Since then, the team's been mostly silent. However, in a recent interview with Nintendo Everything, publisher Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch confirmed the game is coming the Switch (along with a number of the publisher's other titles, including NBA Playgrounds and a four-player co-op shooter). So rumors of the game being dead should subside, for now.

If you need a refresher on Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, you can find a trailer for the game below.

Reader Discussion – What Gaming Crossover Would You Like To See?

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Reader Discussion – What Gaming Crossover Would You Like To See?

Earlier this week, we unveiled some of the nitty-gritty details of Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's system and characters. The crossover between the two universes is one of the most enduring in gaming, but in my opinion, crossovers don't happen often enough. So: What gaming crossover would like to see happen?

Being a fighting game fan, I'd still flip my lid if Capcom and Warner Bros. ever announced a Street Fighter Vs. Mortal Kombat game. These are the two series in fighting games, and to see Ryu and Scorpion go at it would be a dream come true. A lot of hang-ups make this hard to imagine: How would they deal with the level of violence in Mortal Kombat, which seems core to one series but antithetical to the other? Would it be Capcom or Netherrealm at the helm, since both are skilled fighting game studios? Would it be two crossover games like Capcom Vs. SNK/ SVC Chaos and Street Fighter X Tekken / Tekken X Street Fighter, even though those partnerships end up doing poorly for at least one (or both) companies involved? Despite the hurdles, I'd still like to see it happen someday.

So what gaming characters would like to see meet each other? Fancy a Mario Vs. Yooka-Laylee at the Olympic Games? A heartfelt story bringing together Joel from The Last of Us and Nathan Drake from Uncharted? Valve Vs. The Number 3? Let us know in the comments.

The Persona 5 Soundtrack Will Soon Be Available On Vinyl For $175

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The Persona 5 Soundtrack Will Soon Be Available On Vinyl For $175

Among the many stylish bits that make Persona 5 one of the best games of the year is its soundtrack, which does a great job of both planting you firmly its world and making hanging out with someone at the arcade (or church, or gun shop, or mall) seem way cooler than it actually is. If you've ever wanted to have that soundtrack follow you around but are too cool to just put it in your MP3 player, Iam8bit has you covered.

The company is releasing the game's entire soundtrack on vinyl, which will include 4 or 6-LPs (depending on whether you pay $100 to $175), "quality box sets," and an MP3 download. Iam8bit is also documenting the entire process of creating the soundtrack and mastering, such as re-mastering the audio to make it fit for vinyl, how vinyls get stamped, and how the details of making a package like this came about. After all of these steps are done, the team plans to release the soundtrack near the end of the year "in time for the holidays."

If that sounds like something you're interested in, you can pre-order the vinyl here.

What To Watch This Weekend: Dota 2, League of Legends, And Street Fighter V

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What To Watch This Weekend: Dota 2, League of Legends, And Street Fighter V

Lots of major events are going down this weekend in the world of esports. League's Mid-Season Invitational is finally upon us, the Kiev Major is sure to deliver a bevy of great moments, and Dreamhack Austin has something for just about anyone.

Dota 2's big Kiev Major will be wrapping up this weekend. Between the excellent, fiasco-free production, incredible matches, and huge upsets, this has been one of the game's best majors so far. (Stream / Schedule)

Meanwhile, League of Legends is having its big Mid-Season Invitational this weekend, this time in Brazil. Watch as top teams who competed in the Spring Split make their mark on the 2017 season in this short, action-packed event. (Stream / Schedule)

Reader Discussion – What Improvement Would Make You Return To An Abandoned Game?

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Reader Discussion – What Improvement Would Make You Return To An Abandoned Game?

We’ve all had it happen. There’s a game you can’t wait to play, and it finally releases. You pay your money, launch your game, and dive into the action, only to find that there’s that one infuriating feature that turns you off. Sometimes it’s a bug or a broken aspect of the game, and sometimes it’s just an aspect of play, progression, or presentation that you wish would work a different way.

Tell us your story. Did you want to love For Honor, but you couldn’t handle getting dropped from matches? Maybe you wanted to explore a BioWare game like Mass Effect or Dragon Age, but some aspect of the characters and story turned you away? Did you start playing Overwatch, but get frustrated at the repeated drops from loot boxes? Or maybe some older classic game drove you crazy with a particularly difficult or frustrating section, like Battletoads’ infamous tunnel sequence?

We want to know about the game you hated to abandon, but left you too annoyed to continue. And how could that game change to bring you back into the fold? 

Bethesda Hints At Two New Reveals At E3

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Bethesda Hints At Two New Reveals At E3

Around this time every year, publishers beginning sending out invites to their E3 press conferences and other events. Bethesda is once again joining the party, with a showcase planned for June 11th in downtown Los Angeles. 

While this year’s invite included the expected request for an RSVP, it also included a curious picture. Within, the artist has drawn homages to several familiar Bethesda-produced series, including Doom, Fallout, Dishonored, Elder Scrolls, Quake, and Prey. In addition, you can see that two areas of “Bethesdaland” remained under construction, suggesting that we may be hearing about some new projects on that Sunday event. 

Alternately, it’s certainly possible that the two unidentifiable areas are simply artistic license, to illustrate Bethesda’s nebulous future plans. To be honest, that seems less likely. 

Conan O’Brien Faces The Horror Of Wilson’s Heart In Latest Clueless Gamer

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Conan O’Brien Faces The Horror Of Wilson’s Heart In Latest Clueless Gamer

Conan O’Brien’s continues his unschooled journey through the latest in interactive entertainment, this time trying out the Oculus Rift, its Touch controllers, and the narrative game Wilson’s Heart. It’s safe to say that the game doesn’t exactly match his expectations for what he’d most like to see from the VR experience. 

Wilson’s Heart is now available exclusively for Oculus Rift and its Touch controllers on PC. 

Check out the full segment below. 

Overwatch Touts 30 Million Player Threshold

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Overwatch Touts 30 Million Player Threshold

Anyone plugged into gaming these days knows Overwatch is doing quite well, but lest you forget just how well it’s doing, Blizzard passed along a tweet today declaring that the game has crossed the 30 million player line, and it’s continuing to grow. 

Blizzard posted a message of thanks on its official Overwatch twitter account, declaring: “More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch! Thanks for grouping up with us, heroes. We couldn’t ask for a better team.” The tweet came along with a gif of Reinhart in full-on charge mode.  

More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!
Thanks for grouping up with us, heroes. We couldn't ask for a better team.

Nintendo Announces The New Nintendo 2DS XL Handheld

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Nintendo Announces The New Nintendo 2DS XL Handheld

Nintendo has announced the 2DS XL system for $149.99, and it's available on July 28.

As the handheld's name and form factor show, this upcoming system has the same screen size as the New 3DS XL (although it's lighter) but it does not have the 3D effect. It plays all 3DS/New 3DS and "most" DS titles and has built-in Amiibo functionality.

Currently there is only one color option – the black and turquoise scheme above.