Rainbow Six Siege Introduces Two New Australian Operators

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Rainbow Six Siege Introduces Two New Australian Operators

Ubisoft has steadily added dozens of operators to Rainbow Six Siege, their team-based tactical multiplayer shooter, over the years since its release. The cast has exploded in terms of skill and character diversity and two new operators, named Gridlock and Mozzie, are representing the land down under in upcoming appearance.

Check out their reveal trailer below.

Gridlock and Mozzie are an attacker and defender respectively. With Gridlock, players can lock down areas using caltrops and ambush enemies. Mozzie on the other hand focuses mostly counter-intelligence and can hide the team from attackers finding them.

GaymerX Cancels Upcoming New York Convention

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GaymerX Cancels Upcoming New York Convention

GaymerX, a convention designed to bring together people to like and celebrate LBGTQ+ gamers, has held conventions on both coasts in the last few years. A few months before the second GaymerX East convention took place in Time Square, however, a contract issue is forcing the organization to cancel the event two months before its planned April date.

The eastern convention was to take place at the Microsoft Times Square Conference Center , where the previous convention took place in 2017. This time, however, the conference center had changed policies, and the new contract restricted the types of sponsors that would be allowed for an event. Additionally, the contract would not be ready until March, which posed a problem if there were actually issues with it.

"This left us in the difficult position," writes Katie Kaitchuck, the executive director of Gaymer. "We either wait for the contract – which if its terms were unfavorable would leave us little to no time to renegotiate before our event – or we cancel the event before it’s too late to refund our crowdfunding backers. We’re choosing to do what we believe is best for our community because we value your support so much."

A Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Just Sold For Six Figures At Auction

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A Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Just Sold For Six Figures At Auction

Every few phone calls with my mom, I usually have to explain why throwing away all my old video games left in a box in my childhood home is a bad idea. I tell her things in there might sell for quite a bit of money one day and she scoffs and tells me there's no way a dusty old cardboard box full of games will sell for a significant amount. While there may be nothing in there that will sell for $100,000, a recent auction proved for the first time that video games can indeed hit numbers that high.

The game in question is Super Mario Bros., the 1985 original platformer that helped launch Nintendo into the realm of being a household name in the west. As Nintendo tried convincing test markets in America to carry the Nintendo Entertainment System, most retailers were skeptical after the Atari crash. This meant that the company would try things in Los Angeles and New York City that wouldn't really get out to the larger continental United States. One of these things was packaging a reprint of Super Mario Bros. without shrinkwrap and instead using an official Nintendo sticker to seal the box for an extremely limited time in those two cities.

Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Directing The Next Star Wars Trilogy

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Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Directing The Next Star Wars Trilogy

In 2017, Disney hired Rian Johnson to direct the next Star Wars trilogy after this year’s Episode IX. Johnson, director of the polarizing Episode VIII, professed his excitement in a now deleted tweet: “Obviously, I hope you like The Last Jedi. But, man, now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi.”

Recently, rumors have been circulating around the internet about Johnson’s apparent separation from the project. He quickly took to twitter to dispel the confusion, referencing the SuperBroMovies news outlet, where these rumors are believed to have originated. 

News on Johnson’s upcoming trilogy is limited, but JJ Abram’s Episode IX hits theaters everywhere on December 20. 

Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Directing The Next Star Wars Trilogy

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Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Directing The Next Star Wars Trilogy

In 2017, Disney hired Rian Johnson to direct the next Star Wars trilogy after this year’s Episode IX. Johnson, director of the polarizing Episode VIII, professed his excitement in a now deleted tweet: “Obviously, I hope you like The Last Jedi. But, man, now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi.”

Recently, rumors have been circulating around the internet about Johnson’s apparent separation from the project. He quickly took to twitter to dispel the confusion, referencing the SuperBroMovies news outlet, where these rumors are believed to have originated. 

News on Johnson’s upcoming trilogy is limited, but JJ Abram’s Episode IX hits theaters everywhere on December 20. 

New Smash Bros. Amiibo Are On The Way In 2019

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New Smash Bros. Amiibo Are On The Way In 2019

Amidst the many announcements during last night's Nintendo Direct, the company slipped in the news that there will indeed be new Amiibos based on the new and returning fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There are eight in total but they are coming in waves. Take a look below:

On April 12 we'll get:

And later in the year:

You Can Get Fortnite's Season 8 Battle Pass For Free

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You Can Get Fortnite's Season 8 Battle Pass For Free

Epic Games has a valentine for you, and it's a free Fortnite Battle Pass.

While players wait for Season 8 to begin, they can complete 13 Overtime Challenges to nab next season's Battle Pass for free. The Battle Pass gives players two Season 8 outfits instantly, with the potential to earn up to five more. Make sure to complete those challenges soon – the giveaway ends February 27.

Patch v7.40 also brings back gifting for a limited time, from now until February 22. As an extra Valentine's Day bonus, players can send the Heartspan Glider to a friend for free until February 15 at 7 p.m. EST.

You Can Get Fortnite's Season 8 Battle Pass For Free

about X hours ago from
You Can Get Fortnite's Season 8 Battle Pass For Free

Epic Games has a valentine for you, and it's a free Fortnite Battle Pass.

While players wait for Season 8 to begin, they can complete 13 Overtime Challenges to nab next season's Battle Pass for free. The Battle Pass gives players two Season 8 outfits instantly, with the potential to earn up to five more. Make sure to complete those challenges soon – the giveaway ends February 27.

Patch v7.40 also brings back gifting for a limited time, from now until February 22. As an extra Valentine's Day bonus, players can send the Heartspan Glider to a friend for free until February 15 at 7 p.m. EST.

Ubisoft Planning Up To Four AAA Titles Before March 2020

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Ubisoft Planning Up To Four AAA Titles Before March 2020

During a financial earnings call today, Ubisoft confirmed that the company has three to four more AAA games to release between April 2019 and March 2020. This means games in the same budget area as titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Far Cry 5, or The Crew.

Ubisoft wouldn't comment on what those games are, but it should be pretty easy to at least narrow down what those games are not. The Division 2 releases before the end of the fiscal year and thus would not be counted among the games releasing in the next fiscal year and obviously it's a little too soon for The Division 3. The publisher has confirmed that Assassin's Creed will be skipping 2019 as they focus on providing updates and content for Odyssey in the interim. With Far Cry: New Dawn releasing this month, another Far Cry isn't out of the question, but would buck the trend of releases in the series. Coincidentally, you can find our review for Far Cry: New Dawn right here.

Anthem Conviction Is A Live-Action Trailer From The Director Of Elysium

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Anthem Conviction Is A Live-Action Trailer From The Director Of Elysium

In a collaboration with Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp, BioWare released Anthem Conviction this morning, a live-action short film that reads better as a live-action trailer.

The YouTube video's description says that Anthem Conviction is set "decades before the events of the game." However, the video doesn't offer much in the way of a story, but it features some cool special effects, produced by Blomkamp's Oats Studios. According to EA, Blomkamp, who directed films like District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, founded the studio in 2017 as a platform to practice creating visual effects and to create experimental short films.

Anthem launches February 22 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can check out the official launch trailer here, or discover Anthem's endgame offerings here.