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!  

Apex Legends Season One Launches Tomorrow, Here’s What’s In The Battle Pass

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Apex Legends Season One Launches Tomorrow, Here’s What’s In The Battle Pass

After racking up more than 50 million players, Respawn is all set to launch its first season of new content for its ultra-popular free-to-play battle royale, Apex Legends. The first season, dubbed Wild Frontier, will begin at 10:00 am PDT tomorrow, and will be accompanied by a battle pass.

That battle pass will cost players 950 Apex Coins (about $10), and will unlock a new reward at every level the player reaches during the season. The first level, which anyone who buys the pass automatically qualifies for, unlocks the Legend skins seen above. There are 100 levels in total, which should keep players busy for the long haul – though you can also get a head start by purchasing an alternative battle pass bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins, which skips you through the first 25 levels.

Respawn’s website notes that the battle pass is retroactive, so you can purchase it towards the end of the season and still receive all the unlocks you would have earned. Additionally, all players during the season – whether they purchase the battle pass or not – can earn another Legend skin, five Apex packs, and 18 stat trackers. For more on the battle pass, check out the link below.

Bethesda Reveals The Date For Its E3 2019 Showcase

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Bethesda Reveals The Date For Its E3 2019 Showcase

E3 2019 is right around the corner (yay!), and Bethesda has announced when you'll be able to watch its 5th annual E3 showcase.

The publisher's conference will occur on Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. PST in LA. Bethesda says it's planning to invite fans back for the conference and to stay tuned to its social channels on how to register for a chance to attend.

But what games will be there!? Great question.

Far: Lone Sails Gets Some Company With Console Release

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Far: Lone Sails Gets Some Company With Console Release

Far: Lone Sails was a surprise treat for those who played it on PC in 2018. But for those who missed out on the somber world, they will get another chance when it launches on PS4 and Xbox One on April 2.

Kyle Hilliard reviewed Far: Lone Sails last year and had lots of positive things to say about the moody puzzler, likening it to other indie games such as Inside and Little Nightmares. Like those games, Far contains little-to-no text or narration, but instead tells a story through its world and tone.

There's no word on a Switch release for the game, but you can check out the trailer above to get a better sense for the unique vehicle you'll be traveling aboard.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Receiving Free 'Lite' Version On PS4 And Xbox One

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Receiving Free 'Lite' Version On PS4 And Xbox One

Dragon Ball FighterZ is the talk of the Dragon Ball video game town, but about a year prior to Arc System Works' fighter, Xenoverse 2 released and it was a big hit that Bandai Namco has continued to support. In an effort to bring in even more players, the game is receiving a "lite" version that is more than demo, but less that a full free-to-play transition.

The Lite version of the game will be available on March 20 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Here's what players can experience with this version:

For more on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, head here for our original review.

Nintendo Offering Splatoon 2 Free Online Trial

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Nintendo Offering Splatoon 2 Free Online Trial

Nintendo's Splatoon 2 seven-day free trial starts today, letting Nintendo Switch Online members enjoy the game's online modes for free.

The demo can be downloaded vie the Switch eShop (even if you've already had a free trial), which generates an email code you need to activate to play. Enjoy Turf War, Salmon Run, League Battle, and Ranked Battle online modes with those who already own the game.

If you like the experience, you'll be glad to know that not only does your progress in the demo transfer over if you buy the game, but you'll get a 20-percent discount if you purchase it during the demo period.

Video Shows Secrets Behind The Camera In The Simpsons Hit & Run

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Video Shows Secrets Behind The Camera In The Simpsons Hit & Run

YouTube channel Boundary Break, which looks at hidden secrets that are behind the camera or out-of-bounds in video games, is back with another fascinating episode.

These videos are not only entertaining, but also insightful when it comes to game development, giving us a peek behind the scenes as to how games are made. In the latest video, we find out the mysteries of The Simpsons: Hit & Run, an open-world title from 2003.

Boundary Break's host speaks to one of the game's former developers, Cary Brisebois, to explain strange findings like two images floating in the world (including George H. W. Bush's house), bizarre small metal boxes attached to the game's switches, and characters or objects that are frozen in place until scenes are activated.