Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Beta Coming To PS4 On Friday

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Beta Coming To PS4 On Friday

June 21 marks the official start of summer, but it also offers PlayStation 4 owners something significantly cooler. Starting this Friday, Capcom is releasing a limited-time beta for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Hunters who are able to successfully complete its three quests can unlock special item packs when the expansion is officially released.

The beta is available to PlayStation Plus subscribers starting at 3 a.m. on June 21 through Monday at 3 a.m. Pacific. Another beta is available to all PS4 owners a week later, from June 28 through July 1. The beta includes hunts against Great Jagras, the all-new Banbaro, and returning monster Tigrex.

For more on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, check out our New Gameplay Today.

Red Dead Online Rolls Out The Discounts

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Red Dead Online Rolls Out The Discounts

It's showdown time if you want to pick up Red Dead Online rank bonuses for ranks 10 and 20. Players have until June 24 to reach these milestones in order to pick up the requisite rank care packages that include everything from fire arrows to Jolly Jack's chewing tobacco and assorted big-game meat (see below).

Elsewhere in Red Dead online, Rockstar has set up new additions for the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue (Lightfoot Pants, Austin Boots, Charro Jacket, and more), and a 30-percent XP and RDO$ boosts for playing an Elimination series playlist, with 60x high-velocity ammo for all the gun classes if you win a match.

Finally, the discounts continue with all tonics at 25 percent off this week.

Dr. Mario World, Nintendo's Newest Mobile Title, Releases Next Month

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Dr. Mario World, Nintendo's Newest Mobile Title, Releases Next Month

Nintendo has revealed that Dr. Mario World, their latest mobile game that they offhandedly announced a few months ago, will be releasing next month on July 10 on both iOS and Android. Nintendo has already released a surprisingly explanatory video about the game, which you can watch below.

The game works similarly to the Dr. Mario you might already know, with putting viruses next to pills of the right color and that familiar Fever & Chill coming out of your phone. However, there are also multiple characters and even items to play with to put a spin on things. The characters include Dr. Luigi, Dr. Peach, Dr. Yoshi, Dr. Toad, and Dr. Bowser.

There's also some explanation of the different kinds of mobile trappings you'll see in the game, like stamina meters and purchasable items.

The Fallout 76 Canvas Bags Are Starting To Go Out

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The Fallout 76 Canvas Bags Are Starting To Go Out

At E3, Bethesda's Todd Howard got up on stage and admitted they made mistakes with Fallout 76, the embattled online Fallout game. While he did not detail these mistakes, in the eyes of consumer confidence, the power armor edition version of the game coming with a nylon bag instead of the promised canvas version was probably at the top of that list. On its face, maybe it doesn't seem like a huge deal, but it became emblematic of every bit of disappointment fans had for the games.

The backlash, to which Bethesda initially sought to soothe with a 500 atom infusion to those with proof of purchase, eventually became too big for Bethesda to fix that quickly. The publisher promised to actually manufacture the canvas bags that they initially said were too expensive to make. 

Now, seven months after the controversy, those bags have begun shipping out. Reported on Reddit and in various tweets from fans, the owners of the Power Armor edition showed a comparison between the two bags. An example below:

New Baptiste Short Story Gives Insight Into Recent Overwatch Character

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New Baptiste Short Story Gives Insight Into Recent Overwatch Character

One of the criticisms of Overwatch that Blizzard has been trying to wrangle is that players are having a hard time really getting to know the characters beyond the initial set. Casual players who check in every so often will usually just see a new character and never really understand their deal. While I'm not sure Blizzard's solution of short stories on the internet will reach those casual players, for everyone else, it's time to dive deep into Baptiste's past.

The new short story, titled What You Left Behind is a look at Baptiste before his involvement within the game. It is sort of light novel-ish in that the story, written by Alyssa Wong, is occasionally peppered with new art from illustrator Arnold Tsang. The story tells the tale of Baptiste returning home and finding a corporation has run roughshod over his native land.

It also suggests that the battle medic saw Winston's call to arms at the end of his reveal teaser and is looking to join the new generation of Overwatch heroes in battle.

Cyberpunk 2077 Behind-Closed-Doors Demo Will Be Shown Publicly During PAX West

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Cyberpunk 2077 Behind-Closed-Doors Demo Will Be Shown Publicly During PAX West

At E3 this year, CD Projekt Red showed off a new demo for Cyberpunk 2077, their upcoming first-person action-RPG game set in the Cyberpunk tabletop universe. Last year's demo impressed everyone who was lucky enough to get in to see it and CDPR decided to release it publicly just a few months later. It seems like they'll be doing the same thing this year, as E3 2019's demo looks to be released during PAX West.

Twitter user @shinobi602 posted a video description from Gamespot, which was only shown as a live gameplay demo by appointment at E3, stating the gameplay video would be released during Gamescom, which takes place toward the end of August. It turns out fans will have to wait just a week later, according to CDPR's global community lead Marcin Mormot.

It's going to happen exactly during PAX West. :)

Transform And Roll Out With A New Transformers x Ghostbusters Figure

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Transform And Roll Out With A New Transformers x Ghostbusters Figure

A few months back, we noted what seems to be the first collaboration between the Transformers license and the Ghostbusters license, which of course manifests itself as Transformers turning into the Ecto-1. The famous car from the Ghostbusters movies allowed the team to respond in style to ghosts hunts, but also, what if it was Optimus Prime? Now you no longer have to wonder!

Unveiled by Bleeding Cool, the new Transformers x Ghostbusters collaboration paints Optimus Prime a bright white to match the Ecto-1, but doesn't take the same 1959 Cadillac form as the actual car from the movies. Instead, it becomes a mack truck to fit Optimus Prime's size and style more accurately.

The figure is exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con attendees at Hasbro's booth for $150, so expect to bring some money with you. Should there be any supply left after the convention, they'll be available on Hasbro Pulse, the toy manufacturer's online store.

Not All Pokémon Will Transfer To Sword And Shield

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Not All Pokémon Will Transfer To Sword And Shield

There's a lot to be excited about with Game Freak's next mainline Pokémon games. However, one new detail arose during Nintendo's Treehouse live presentation during E3 that's making some fans upset: Some of the Pokémon – and we don't know which ones – will not be transferable from the upcoming Pokémon Home service to Pokémon Sword and Shield.

The Pokémon Company has made a point of carrying your old Pokémon to new installments since 2002's Ruby and Sapphire. And with the 3DS virtual console versions of Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, and Silver being compatible with the Pokémon Bank service, it's possible – if a bit convoluted – to transfer a Pokémon from games that came out in 1998 to the most recent installments, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which launched in 2017.

If your Pokémon can be found within the Galar region, then you're still in luck, as you can transfer them from Pokémon Bank to Pokémon Home, and then into Sword and Shield. However, if your 'mon isn't catchable within the upcoming games, producer Junichi Masuda says this won't be possible, at least at launch.

Former Final Fantasy VII Remake Studio Comments On Re-Reveal

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Former Final Fantasy VII Remake Studio Comments On Re-Reveal

Final Fantasy VII Remake was one the most talked-about games of at E3 this year, and with good reason. It looks to be a thorough remake with lots of things to uncover, even if it will take Square Enix quite some time to deliver the game in full to excited fans. One of those fans is a director at Cyberconnect2, the developer previously at the helm of Remake.

Currently, Ryosuke Hara is directing Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, an action-RPG set in the Dragon Ball universe. When speaking to him about that game, we couldn't help but bring up Cyberconnect2's history with Remake; it was the original developer on that project before publisher Square Enix decided to bring development in-house after director Tetsuya Nomura expressed dissatisfaction with how the game was shaping up.

While Ryosuke wasn't able to confirm whether he was one of the people working on Remake at that time, he was able to express how excited he is for Square's version of the game. "I think as a fan and as a creator, I have very, very high expectations for what this game is going to bring to all these long-awaiting fans as well as the industry," Hara told us. "I think I'm genuinely just excited to see how it will be packaged, and how this game is going to end up looking in its final form."