PSA: Overwatch Season 3 Ends Today

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PSA: Overwatch Season 3 Ends Today

If you were holding off on finishing your placement matches or wanted to climb to the next tier, today is your last chance to do so in Season 3. Blizzard's third competitive season for the FPS ends today at 4 PM PST.

If you complete your placement matches, you'll be eligible for a player icon and spray, and those that participated in the season are also eligible for other rewards based on rank.

Competitive points earned in this fashion can be spent to acquire cool unique items that you can show off in seasons to come.

Reader Discussion: What Game Do You Wish You Had Played Earlier?

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Reader Discussion: What Game Do You Wish You Had Played Earlier?

We've all got that one game, right (well, maybe more than one)? The one we put off playing for a year, saying we'd get to it later. A year passed. Five years passed. A decade.And then you actually try it for the first time and it just hasn't aged well at all, or you don't get why people loved it.

For me, that game is Psychonauts.

I've always appreciated Double Fine's humor and had heard about how good Psychonauts was. However, I loaded up the game for the first time nearly 10 years after it released and it was...fine. I didn't love it. I found the game's characters enchanting, its world interesting, but it was such a chore to play. Not necessarily the game's fault since it was nearly a decade old, but I still couldn't help but be disappointed.

Here’s A Quick Overview Of For Honor’s Development

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Here’s A Quick Overview Of For Honor’s Development

Did you know that designer Jason VandenBerghe first got the idea for For Honor more than 15 years ago during a class on German longsword fighting? This quick video on Ubisoft's new action game is the perfect overview of how long it can take to develop a game.

If you haven't played it yet, For Honor is actually a pretty cool game. Check out our review here, and listen to our interview with Jason VandenBerghe on the GI Show.

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Portal Writer Erik Wolpaw Leaves Valve

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Portal Writer Erik Wolpaw Leaves Valve

Erik Wolpaw joined Valve in 2004 and has since worked on games like Half-Life 2: Episode One, Portal 1 & 2, and Left 4 Dead, but the writer has recently left the company.

After rumors of his departure, Wolpaw confirmed, via a Facebook post, that he left Valve earlier this month. Back in 2010, we interviewed Wolpaw during a cover trip for Portal 2.

Wolpaw hasn't commented on where he's headed next, but he was already working with Double Fine on the release of Psychonauts 2, so it's possible that he'll focus more heavily on that project.

Weird Al Yankovic’s Pac-Man Parody Is Listenable

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Weird Al Yankovic’s Pac-Man Parody Is Listenable

Nearly 35 years ago, "Weird Al" Yankovic wrote a parody of the Beatle's song "Taxman," entitled "Pac-Man." Now you can listen to it as much as you want, because the song will be a part of a 15-album box set called Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic.

This probably isn't Weird Al's finest work, but it is fun to think back to the early '80s and get a glimpse for how Pac-Man took America by storm – similar to how Pokémon GO dominated the public consciousness last Summer.

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New Art And Packaging Revealed For Upcoming Magic: The Gathering Expansion Amonkhet

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New Art And Packaging Revealed For Upcoming Magic: The Gathering Expansion Amonkhet

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Wizards of the Coast revealed new promotional art for upcoming Magic: The Gathering expansion Amonkhet today via the trading card game's website. Some of the images for the Egyptian-themed expansion flaunted booster pack artwork, new land cards, and some fantastic artist renderings for cards that are yet to be announced. You can get a look at some of the stellar artwork down below.

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Here They Lie To Be Playable Without PSVR

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Here They Lie To Be Playable Without PSVR

We enjoyed the horror game Here They Lie when we reviewed it last October, but the fact that it required PlayStation VR kept it out of reach for a lot of players. That's changing tomorrow, when the game is getting a free update that allows it to be played on traditional displays.

The update should be an automatic download for anyone who previously bought the game. New customers will get both versions, so if they decide to eventually buy a PSVR, they'll be able to play it that way as well. The update also includes customizable controls, subtitles, and a chapter-select screen.

The game's also getting a PS4 Pro patch, which includes better lighting effects.

Nintendo Reveals Digital File Sizes For Select Switch Titles

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Nintendo Reveals Digital File Sizes For Select Switch Titles

Nintendo's Japanese Switch website has revealed the digital file sizes of some of Switch's titles, including one that already requires its own SD card.

The console has 32GB of internal storage (not including the footprint of the OS), so if you want to buy any games digitally,* you'll either have to make sure they fit on the system or buy a separate SD card for your purchases. The Switch supports large-sized SD cards, although these could run you a lot of money.

*Of course, if you plan on buying these or any other Switch games in their traditional boxed form on their own cards, you won't have to worry about file sizes since unlike the PS4 and Xbox One, the Switch does not require that its titles be downloaded from the actual card.