3D Brawler Arms Gets New Character, Release Date

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3D Brawler Arms Gets New Character, Release Date

In its stream today, Nintendo revealed more details about upcoming fighting game Arms, including the title's official release date of June 16.

Narrated by the in-game commentator Biff, the trailer showed new glove types, including the icy Chilla and multi-shot Tribolt weapons, as well as providing glimpses of previously unseen stages. One of these arenas belongs to the newly-announced Minmin, a character sporting a noodle-based aesthetic whose special abilities are deflecting enemy attacks with kicks and transforming her left arm into a laser-spewing dragon.

The trailer also included gameplay footage of a battle between Minmin and Springman and announced two new game modes: a two-on-two team battle as well as a special mode for earning coins, which are used to purchase more kinds of arms for battle. 

Report: Microsoft To Begin Refund System For Xbox One And Windows 10 Purchases

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Report: Microsoft To Begin Refund System For Xbox One And Windows 10 Purchases

According to an announcement from Microsoft posted on Reddit that was given to participants of the Xbox Insider Program, the company will soon implement a self-serve refund system for digital purchases from the Microsoft Store on both Windows 10 and Xbox One. This applies to both games and apps that have been used for either less than two hours or have been owned for less than two weeks.

To request a refund, you must navigate to account.microsoft.com, sign in to your account, and select payment and billing from the top menu bar. From there, you can view your order history and click a button that says "request a refund." These self-serve refunds are not yet available, but will be coming soon.

DLC, season passes, and game add-ons are not eligible for refunds, and the game must have been downloaded and launched prior to requesting a refund. Furthermore, you need to wait at least a day after the game's release before refunding the product. While refunds can apply to both games and apps, some Windows 10 apps may be excluded.

Microsoft Reveals More Details, Images Of Scorpio Dev Kit

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Microsoft Reveals More Details, Images Of Scorpio Dev Kit

After revealing the technical specs for its Scorpio console upgrade for the Xbox One, Microsoft today spoke at length with Gamasutra about the ins and outs of the console's development kit and gave us some idea about how the final console may look like.

The dev kit (pictured above) is slightly more powerful than the final unit will be, running 44 compute units at 6.6 teraflops over the retail's 40 CUs at 6.0 teraflops, and having twice the RAM (24 GB versus 12). The reasoning behind the difference is that, according to Microsoft's Kevin Gammill, "it's much easier for a game developer to come in higher and tune down, than come in lower and tune up. Or nail it. That just rarely happens.”

The unit also comes with some interesting ease-of-use features for developers, including a screen on the console itself that presents real-time performance information, additional USB slots, and side vents that make it easier for developers to stack multiple consoles on top of each other.

I Am Setsuna Temporal Battle Arena DLC Out Now On Nintendo Switch

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I Am Setsuna Temporal Battle Arena DLC Out Now On Nintendo Switch

In July 2016, Square Enix's Tokyo RPG Factory studio released I Am Setsuna, an old school RPG paying homage to timeless genre classics like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI. The game was recently ported as a launch title for Nintendo Switch, and that version is the exclusive host to an online multiplayer element.

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A new update brings introduces the Temporal Battle Arena to the Switch version of the JRPG, and lets players battle it out with strangers and friends online to win new equipment. After beating the game, players can access multiplayer after encountering Togi in The Frozen Lands.

Play The First Hour Of Prey

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Play The First Hour Of Prey

Prey developer Arkane Studios and Bethesda have announced a console demo for the game (PS4, Xbox One) in advance of Prey's May 5 release (also on PC).

On April 27, potential buyers can play the game's first hour as Morgan Yu investigates the Talos I space station and encounters the Typhon aliens therein.

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Yakuza Kiwami Coming To The West This August

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Yakuza Kiwami Coming To The West This August

Yakuza 0 brought the long-running series to a new crop of players, telling the backstory of antihero Kazumi Kiryu. That momentum could continue in August, with the release of Yakuza Kiwami, an HD remaster of the original PS2 game.

The title features updated visuals, as well as completely re-recorded dialogue featuring the voice cast from the original 2005 release. Players will also be able to check out new content, including about 30 minutes of new cutscenes.

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Leaked Battlefront II Trailer Teases Its Story Mode, Promises To Explore All Eras Of Star Wars

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Leaked Battlefront II Trailer Teases Its Story Mode, Promises To Explore All Eras Of Star Wars

A trailer leaked tonight for Star Wars Battlefront II showcasing in-engine footage, teasing the game's story mode, and showing off space and multiplayer combat.

You can see the trailer by heading here, but it will very likely be pulled at any moment, if it hasn't been already. The trailer promises to explore all eras of Star Wars, showing Yoda, Darth Maul and Rey and Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It also shows what may the setting for the game's promised story mode that appears to take place after the events of The Return of the Jedi.

The trailer also shows in-space combat in an assortment of ships and confirms the presence on online multiplayer. Finally, the trailer ends telling players pre-order the game to get Star Wars: The Last Jedi heroes.

Understand Yooka-Laylee's Lore With This One-Minute Video

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Understand Yooka-Laylee's Lore With This One-Minute Video

Lore in a Minute!, a YouTube series that explains the backstories of video games in a concise and amusing way, tackles Yooka-Laylee in its latest video. The video dives into the origin of the Pagies and game antagonist Capital B while poking fun at the game's retro inspirations.

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Check out other Lore in a Minute! videos about Mass Effect: Andromeda, Overwatch, and Nier: Automata. You can also learn more about Yooka-Laylee with our review, four things to know about the game, and an interview with the game's composers.