Yacht Club Games Revealing New Stuff Next Week

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Yacht Club Games Revealing New Stuff Next Week

If you're like me, you probably go back and play Shovel Knight all the time. It's pretty fun! But hey, we like new stuff too, so Yacht Club Games is potentially revealing some shiny, fun things next Wednesday at 12 PM EST.

The new info is going to be livestreamed on both YouTube and Twitch, so you can watch for new info on Shovel Knight, Cyber Shadow, and "some surprises we promise you've never seen!"

If you missed our review of Shovel Knight, you can check it out here

PlayStation Cancels PAX East Attendance Due To Coronavirus Concerns

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PlayStation Cancels PAX East Attendance Due To Coronavirus Concerns

PlayStation has announced it is withdrawing from its scheduled appearance at PAX East next week due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (known as novel coronavirus). The slate of playable games was originally set to include The Last of Us Part II, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Persona 5 Royal, Iron Man VR, and more.

You can see PlayStation's full statement surrounding its decision below as posted on PlayStation Blog.

The Last of Us Part II developer Naughty Dog also released the following statement on Twitter:

World War Z Developer Saber Interactive Acquired By THQ Nordic Parent Company

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World War Z Developer Saber Interactive Acquired By THQ Nordic Parent Company

Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, has purchased Saber Interactive – the studio behind World War Z and the Switch port of The Witcher 3.

The deal could hit a maximum of $375 million, and Saber's past success as an independent studio – World War Z sold more than three million units according to Embracer – was one of the reasons Embracer purchased the New Jersey studio.

Embracer founder and CEO Lars Wingefors says that Saber will remain independent, which he notes has been a key ingredient in the developer's story so far. "Their ambitious moves towards self-funding projects in recent years have been particularly impressive," he says.

Baldur's Gate 3 Gameplay To Be Unveiled At PAX East 2020

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Baldur's Gate 3 Gameplay To Be Unveiled At PAX East 2020

If you're like me, you've been wondering what shape Baldur's Gate 3 is going to take. Will it be a traditional isometric PC-oriented RPG like the classic titles of ages past, much like the games that inspired Divinity: Original Sin 2?

Or will it be something else? Third-person action perhaps? Well, we're going to get our first look at actual gameplay quite soon, on February 27.

The reveal kicks off at 3:30 PM ET, with Larian creative director Swen Vincke taking the stage at PAX East. Not going to be in Boston? No problem - the reveal will be streamed on YouTube. Check out the announcement trailer below and feel free to wonder what shape this next exciting iteration of one of gaming's most revered franchises will take!

Fortnite's Upcoming Season Is Currently All About Gold

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Fortnite's Upcoming Season Is Currently All About Gold

Fortnite chapter 2 – season 2 is fast approaching, and Epic Games isn't wasting time giving players a taste of what to expect. The teases began on Fortnite's official Twitter feed today with a series of images that embrace the color gold and a February 20 launch date.

Players are now noticing that ordinary items within the game world – be it a couch or filing cabinet – are made entirely of gold, almost like someone is walking around with the Midas touch. The teases will likely continue from now up until the season's official start.

Until we learn more, behold a gold couch viewed by a banana:

Overwatch And Diablo Animated Series May Be In Development

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Overwatch And Diablo Animated Series May Be In Development

Nick van Dyk, the president of Activision Blizzard's film and television division, may have leaked the development of Overwatch and Diablo animated series on his LinkedIn profile, which GameSpot uncovered. According to his profile, the Diablo animated series is "rendered in anime style" and is in pre-production for Netflix. The Overwatch information isn't as detailed, and simply reads, "With my creative partner, developed and sold an animated series based on Blizzzard's Overwatch franchise." The buyer of the rights for this popular competitive shooter is not listed. You can see the profile listing below:

Since Overwatch's release in 2015, fans have wanted to learn more about the game's story. Blizzard hopes to deliver on this request in Overwatch 2's new story modes. Hearing a show is on the way too lessens the excitement for the mode a little bit, but this game's universe is overflowing with plot threads and there's likely room for both of them to exist. Here's hoping the show is done by Blizzard's team behind the awesome animated shorts.

[via GameSpot]

Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Goes Exactly Where You Would Expect

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Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Goes Exactly Where You Would Expect

With the tagline "From Russia with love," Netflix's teaser for Stranger Things' upcoming fourth season gives fans a reveal that will warm their hearts. We don't know exactly where this season is going yet, but part of it will be set outside of Hawkins, Indiana. We expect to return to Hawkins to catch up with the kids, but it looks like we'll be spending some time in Russia as well. There's also that pesky Upside Down that will probably become a factor again. The teaser sadly doesn't give us the one thing we want most: a start date.

Watch The Opening Five Minutes Of Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Watch The Opening Five Minutes Of Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix today released the opening cinematic for Final Fantasy VII Remake. This gorgeous sequence takes you on a tour of Midgar and also gives you an idea of how the narrative is going to kick off. Final Fantasy VII Remake is right around the corner with an April 10 release date exclusively for PlayStation 4.

Square Enix is expanding greatly on the content from the original 1997 PlayStation game, and is turning Final Fantasy VII into a series of games. This first game is mostly contained within Midgar, and while the main story beats will likely be the same, Square is expanding on them and will give fans a deeper look at this world. We don't know how many games Square is planning or what the release schedule will be like, but there's a chance we'll be playing Final Fantasy VII for years to come.

Are you excited for this remake? Let us know in the comments section below.

Valve Announces Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

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Valve Announces Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

Half-Life: Alyx, Valve's VR title set between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, is set to come out on March 23.

Although Valve has its own Valve Index VR headset, the game is compatible with all PC VR headsets such as the Vive and Oculus Rift.

As the name states, players control Alyx Vance in order to fight alongside her father Eli against the alien Combine.