Atlus Moves Back Persona Streaming Cutoff Date, Still Restricting In-Game Sharing

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Atlus Moves Back Persona Streaming Cutoff Date, Still Restricting In-Game Sharing

Right before Persona 5 launched at the beginning of the month, Atlus USA issued a stern warning to streamers: Stream past a certain in-game date, and there'll be trouble. Also, don't bother using that Share button. Though it's not quite taking the leash off streamers, Atlus updated its guidelines, loosening some of its restrictions.

The company has announced in a blog post it's pushing the no-streaming date from 7/7 in the game's calendar to 11/29, which, according to Atlus, is "when the main story gears up for the final act." Atlus also made sure to call out the negative response to the initial date as the impetus for the change, but reiterated its main goal is letting players avoid spoilers. To that end, it doesn't look like it's lifting the in-system sharing restrictions for screenshots and videos.

Finally, the company also wanted to walk back the tone of its initial post. "We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening," the blog post states. "We want to be transparent about what we do, and the reason we released the guidelines was to give streamers the right information up front. It was never our intention to threaten people with copyright strikes, but we clearly chose the wrong tone for how to communicate this."

Dress As Nier: Automata's 2B In Free Gravity Rush 2 DLC

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Dress As Nier: Automata's 2B In Free Gravity Rush 2 DLC

Gravity Rush 2's high-flying hero, Kat, will soon be able to manipulate fashion along with gravity.

According to PlayStation's official Twitter account, the next DLC for Gravity Rush 2 will feature a crossover with Nier: Automata. An outfit that allows Kat to dress up as android 2B will be available as a free download starting May 5.

Kat seems to have found some interesting new clothes...
Free Gravity Rush 2 DLC adds 2B's outfit from Nier: Automata. Out May 5! pic.twitter.com/sB3B3PaBuQ

Super Mario Toys Make Their Way To McDonald's

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Super Mario Toys Make Their Way To McDonald's

With the upcoming release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo is bringing the Mario crew to McDonald's happy meals. Toy figures of Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, and the iconic red plumber himself will be included in every meal from now until May 22. Just remember to watch out for the red Koopa shell!

During that same time, hungry fans can enter a sweepstakes for a Nintendo Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe using codes from their meals. Happy meal purchases provide two codes, while other purchases give one. Details for the contest can be found at McDonald's website here.

For more Super Mario, check out our review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the two rounds we played in the game's Battle Mode.

PlayStation Plus Free Games For May Include Abzu, Tales From The Borderlands

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For May Include Abzu, Tales From The Borderlands

Now that a new month is nearly upon us, Sony has announced the new games being added to their PlayStation Plus lineup.

The marquee titles this month are Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands, the narrative-focused spin-off of Gearbox's popular shoot-and-loot FPS RPG series, and Abzu, the undersea indie adventure with stunning visuals. Other new additions include Laser Disco Defenders, a unique top-down shooter where fired shots ricochet forever, becoming hazards for the player to avoid, and Port Royale 3, the strategic pirate economy simulator. Check out the complete list below:

Of course, each new set of games brings about the end of last month's lineup; time is running out to pick up Drawn to Death and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.

Call Of Duty: WWII Teases Zombies, Larger Multiplayer Component

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Call Of Duty: WWII Teases Zombies, Larger Multiplayer Component

During their reveal event for Call of Duty: WWII, Activison released a trailer for the game and talked about several of the ways the game tries to capture the feel of World War II. They also dropped a couple of teases about some of the other modes in the game.

Along with a single-player campaign, Sledgehammer confirmed the game will have a zombies mode (which isn't too surprising, considering it's been a series staple for a while now) with a single screen shot of a reanimated, disfigured soldier.

Before signing off, however, Sledgehammer also showed a brief snippet of how the multiplayer might look. A shot quickly follows two soldiers with online handles over their heads (indicating players in an online scenario). After peeking over the edge, the camera shows of sea of soldiers with similar handles, indicating the game may have a more open multiplayer environment. During the presentation, Sledgehammer also hinted at letting players hang out between multiplayer matches. Whether this shot was that between-game lobby or something different remains to be seen.

Activision Reveals Trailer, Release Date For Call Of Duty: WWII

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Activision Reveals Trailer, Release Date For Call Of Duty: WWII

As part of livestream delving into how the game was created, and how it hopes to set the game from other World War II offerings, Activision has dropped the first official trailer for Call of Duty: WWII.

The trailer focuses on a number of shots of the European front of the war, including the storming of Normandy Beach, a tank fight in a forest, and several shorts of airplanes.

The company also announced the release date for the game: November 3. Finally, the company announced the game will indeed have a playable beta, scheduled for sometime later this year. You can watch the trailer below.

Hot Wheels DLC Racing Into Forza Horizon 3 Next Month

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Hot Wheels DLC Racing Into Forza Horizon 3 Next Month

The world of Hot Wheels will be making its way to Forza Horizon 3 as part of Horizon 3's expansion pass on May 9th. The new expansion includes a total of ten new rides, as well as new areas for the open world racer, featuring boost pads, corkscrews, and massive jumps. You can get a look at all the arcade action included in the expansion with the trailer down below.

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Forza Horizon 3's Hot Wheels expansion will be available on May 9 for $20, or as part of the game's $35 expansion pass. In our review for Forza Horizon 3, we called it " this generation’s best racer". You can read the full review right here.

PSA: You Don't Need To Play Heroes of The Storm For The Special Overwatch Skins

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PSA: You Don't Need To Play Heroes of The Storm For The Special Overwatch Skins

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 rolled out yesterday, complete with a new Nexus challenge that allows players to unlock special skins in Overwatch.

Oni Genji and Officer D.Va are both cool skins, but some players may not own a PC or may have no desire to give Blizzard's take on the MOBA genre a try.

For these players, there's hope. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan posted on the official forums yesterday addressing the situation, stating that both of these "exclusive" Heroes of the Storm skins would eventually be added to the standard Overwatch loot box.

Indie Fighter Brawlhalla Getting Closed PS4 Beta This May

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Indie Fighter Brawlhalla Getting Closed PS4 Beta This May

Brawlhalla (a four-player fighting game in the style of Super Smash Bros.) has slowly been building some buzz on PC, with more than five million players in its Early Access phase on Steam. If you feel like you're missing out on the action by sticking to consoles, you'll have your shot at the game this May.

Blue Mammoth Games has announced a closed beta for the PlayStation 4 version of the game, with a sign-up website where you can provide your email in the hopes you'll earn a spot in the beta. The beta will include a new map, Colosseum, along with an update to the game's Brawlball mode (both of which will also hit on PC at that time).

Burnout Crash Mode Creators Speed Into The Danger Zone

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Burnout Crash Mode Creators Speed Into The Danger Zone

The Burnout franchise by Electronic Arts explored the seemingly contradictory mix of racing and a love of spectacular collisions. While the series' Crash mode – where you rack up money smashing your car into traffic intersections – started out as its own mode, Burnout Paradise attempted to integrate the mode's twisted metal into an open-world racing structure. Now the series' creators (Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry) head up their own indie studio, Three Fields Entertainment (Dangerous Golf), and are returning to the essence of the popular mode in Danger Zone.

The newly announced title comes out this May on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ($12.99), and distills the gameplay qualities of Burnout 3's Crash mode into a title featuring four tutorial segments and 20 stages. Pickups litter each area, and after speeding into the intersection and causing enough damage to earn a Smashbreaker, you can explode and tumble your way to pick up the three bronze and two silver pickups in each level. Getting these spawns a gold pickup, and collecting them in order gets you a Grand Slam payoff that will surely make your mark on the stage's leaderboard – which not only shows the crash's dollar amount, but also the number of wrecks you've caused and the number of attempts it took to get there.