Activision Confirms Ghostbusters Video Game For July Release

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Activision Confirms Ghostbusters Video Game For July Release

Back in January, the existence of a new Activision-published Ghostbusters game was leaked. At the time, the publisher kept quiet. Today, the silence has been broken.

USA Today has an exclusive trailer revealing the game for a July 12 release date (just a few days before the new movie). It doesn’t appear to be on par with the game featuring the original cast that came out in 2009. A mobile game is also in the works.

It doesn’t feature the new cast either. The intro trailer seems to point to a high school setting with a group of unknown proton slingers. The gameplay featured shows an isometric view and the poorly received Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime developed by Behaviour Interactive.

Speedrunner Sets New World Record For Super Mario Bros.

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Speedrunner Sets New World Record For Super Mario Bros.

Speedrunner Darbian can complete Nintendo’s classic platformer in the amount of time it normally takes to heat a TV dinner, and you can watch the impressive triumph right here.

I remember the day when I could finally complete Super Mario Bros. in one afternoon; I felt pretty accomplished. Darbian recently completed a Super Mario Bros. Any% run (meaning its not a 100% run, so he could use the warp zones and skip levels) that was less than five minutes long, which puts everyone else's completion time to shame. Darbian played on a real NES, so there are not computer tricks here, but there are a number of impressive close calls.

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Fox Confirms Deadpool 2 Will Return With Ryan Reynolds And Director Tim Miller

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Fox Confirms Deadpool 2 Will Return With Ryan Reynolds And Director Tim Miller

At today's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, 20th Century Fox confirmed that Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller will return for Deadpool 2.

This year's dirty-joke-filled Deadpool movie broke records, including earning more than $750 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing R-rated film to date. News had previously surfaced that a sequel was in the works, but today marks the official confirmation from Fox about Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds' return. In addition to these two, Fox also confirmed that the entire creative team will be returning for the sequel. No release date has been announced just yet.

For more on Deadpool, you can read our review of the Deadpool video game from 2013 here. Be sure to also read our feature about which comic book heroes we believe deserve to star in their own game, and in light of Deadpool's knack of breaking the fourth wall, check out our top 10 fourth wall breaking moments in video games.

PSA: Play Rainbow Six Siege Free This Weekend

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PSA: Play Rainbow Six Siege Free This Weekend

Whether you prefer to take hostages or free them, you can do it at no cost for a few days. Ubisoft is making Rainbow Six Siege available for free this weekend on Steam.

The free weekend is live now, and runs through Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Eastern. If you like what you see, you can grab the game at a 33 percent discount for the standard edition ($40.19) or 40 percent off for the Gold version that includes the season pass ($53.99).

Those offers end on Monday, April 18. For more on Rainbow Six Siege, check out our review.

Three SNES Classics Available On New 3DS Systems Today

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Three SNES Classics Available On New 3DS Systems Today

The SNES is arguably one of the best consoles ever to have been released. It was the birthplace of many important franchises and continued the legacy of even more.

With the New 3DS and New 3DS XL capable of handling Super Nintendo games, we have a chance to return to some of those gems. Three are available starting today.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past brought the series back from the precipice it was teetering on with The Adventure of Link. A return to the top-down view and the haunting parallel Dark World make this a must-play for anyone even remotely interested in the series.

Fallout 4’s Chryslus Rocket ’69 Debuts In Forza Motorsport 6

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Fallout 4’s Chryslus Rocket ’69 Debuts In Forza Motorsport 6

Fallout 4’s retro-futuristic sports car, the Chryslus Rocket ’69, will soon join the roster of playable vehicles for Forza fans on Xbox One. Starting today, codes for the car will be sent to Xbox Live members who have played either Fallout 4 or Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One.

Codes will be sent out in an Xbox Live message and may take up to seven days to appear. Players who buy Forza or Fallout between now and the end of the month will receive a code for the slick red racer beginning in early May. 

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Mass Effect: New Earth Amusement Park Attraction Gets Its Own Teaser Trailer

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Mass Effect: New Earth Amusement Park Attraction Gets Its Own Teaser Trailer

In September, we reported on a Mass Effect-themed amusement park attraction coming this year. Today we get our first look at it by way of teaser trailer.

Mass Effect: New Earth is set to open at Santa Clara, California’s Great America theme park this spring. Great America claims it will feature the world’s largest 3D LED screen.

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Doom 3 BFG And Heist Sim Monaco Join Xbox One Backward Compat Library

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Two more games have been confirmed for Xbox One backward compatibility. Take on demons and steal some jewels today.

First up is Doom 3: BFG Edition. If you’re hungry for more monster killing after the Doom 4 beta, now’s a great time to jump back into the previous entry.

The other, Monaco, is a cooperative heist game. You and friends take on distinct roles with different skills to get in, get the goods, and get out.

Bandai Namco Raids Its Vaults In HD Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug Ports

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Bandai Namco Raids Its Vaults In HD Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug Ports

Bandai Namco is releasing new HD versions of Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug next week, in case you're on a mission to have these games on absolutely every gaming device that you own.

The updates include HD bezel art, leaderboard and trophies, and the same gameplay you experienced decades ago. They're coming April 20, either individually or in a three-game bundle that includes Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug. Ms. Pac-Man curiously has to sit that one out. 

We've reached out to Bandai Namco about pricing, and we'll update the story if we get additional details.

Nintendo Adds SpongeBob SquarePants Splatfest To Splatoon

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Nintendo Adds SpongeBob SquarePants Splatfest To Splatoon

Splatoon players will have to choose between team SpongeBob and team Patrick in the game's next SplatFest multiplayer event this month based on the SpongeBob SquarePants show.

The timed online Turf War mode event starts on April 23 at 6 a.m. Pacific until April 24 at 12 p.m. Pacific, and it'll be the first time that players from North America and Europe can play together.

For more on Splatoon on the Wii U, check out Brian's review as well as a little info on the game's continuing updates.