Videl and Jiren Are The First To Join Dragon Ball FighterZ In Season Two

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Videl and Jiren Are The First To Join Dragon Ball FighterZ In Season Two

Jiren and Videl are the first two characters to enter the Dragon Ball FighterZ fray in 2018.

Bandai Namco accidentally let threw up a trailer for the characters, which was likely not supposed to drop until after the conclusion of today's Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour finals, showing off Jiren (who had previously been revealed through Japanese magazine V-Jump) and Videl, who was the first to uncover the mystery of Gohan's Saiyaman ruse and the ended up marrying him.

You can watch the trailer below.

BioWare Is Giving Away Free Javelin Skin After Anthem's Troublesome Demo

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BioWare Is Giving Away Free Javelin Skin After Anthem's Troublesome Demo

This weekend's Anthem VIP demo has been fraught with problems, leaving some players unable to play the game at all. EA's servers crashed and it affected other games, such as Fifa 19, as well. Because of all this, BioWare's head of live service Chad Robertson wrote a blog addressing the issue, stating that the team is working hard to fix it.

According to the blog, there are three main issues, including the large spike of players that entered the demo on Friday, certain accounts being blocked due to being flagged internally, and "infinite loads" that were because of problems with how ISPs and players' home networks interacted. 

To make up for the unstable demo, BioWare is giving everyone who participated a free and additional Javelin skin when the game launches.

Catch Up With Kingdom Hearts' Lore With This Video

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Catch Up With Kingdom Hearts' Lore With This Video

Kingdom Hearts III is nearly upon us, and it's looking extremely promising. The series is notorious, however, for its convoluted storyline that can be difficult to follow.

Square Enix recently uploaded several "memory archive" videos that act as a recap of Kingdom Hearts' story so far, but the videos aren't that great. Click here for the first one, but if you want a more detailed breakdown, the video below is much better. 

If Kingdom Hearts III will be your first entry to the series, or if you're just looking for a refresher, this video could be helpful to you. The video creator, Barry Kramer, has only played the first and second Kingdom Hearts, but spoke to an expert on the series for a total of seven hours. It makes for a pretty cohesive (and funny!) video that simplifies some of Kingdom Hearts' complex plot threads.

Wargroove To Have Cross-Play At Launch

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Wargroove To Have Cross-Play At Launch

Wargroove, an upcoming strategy game similar to Advance Wars, will have cross-play at launch. Publisher Chuckle Fish announced the news on Twitter, confirming that cross-play will be available across Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.

There's no mention of whether PlayStation 4 will include cross-play too, but since Sony only recently made the function available late last year, that doesn't come as much surprise. The PS4 version of Wargroove launches at a later date, too.

Sometimes your friends aren't in the same faction as you, and that's okay!
No need to start a war, keep your band together with multiplayer cross-platform play on PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, when Wargroove launches on February 1st! pic.twitter.com/Z6svC6MyL7

Reader Discussion – What Game Series' Lore Are You Most Versed In?

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Reader Discussion – What Game Series' Lore Are You Most Versed In?

Kingdom Hearts III is out next week, and it looks like it's pretty good. The series gets a bad rap for having an overly-complicated storyline, but it has its fans, people who dig into every aspect of its lore, characters, and plot. That can be fun to do; knowing how various events come together, timelines split apart, and more feels good, and showing off the knowledge is a pleasure in its own.

So we want to know: What games series' lore are you most knowledgeable in? I don't know that there's any major franchise I could explain completely, but there are a few that I'm pretty confident: Metal Gear (another series known for its silly convoluted plotline), Advance Wars, the Kill the Past trilogy (some of Grasshopper Manufacture's earlier games) I think I could talk about in-depth. Maybe Mortal Kombat. I could talk for a while about The Witcher, too, but I'm sure there are people far more versed in it than I am.

What about you? Are you a Kingdom Hearts nut? Have a theory about Zelda's timelines you think better fits them all together than Nintendo's official one? Could you please tell me what happens between Resident Evil 2 and 4 so I don't have to play the games in between? Let us know in the comments.

Resident Evil 2's 4th Survivor Mode Trailer Shows Off A Hunky Mode

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Resident Evil 2's 4th Survivor Mode Trailer Shows Off A Hunky Mode

When players managed to finish Capcom's recent "one-shot" demo for their newly-released Resident Evil 2 remake, they were treated to a brief trailer showing of Hunk and Tofu, two classic RE2 characters who've made it back into the remake. Capcom has now also shown off a trailer showing how Hunk factors into the game.

Hunk is the main character of 4th Survivor, a throwback unlockable mode available after players beat the game's 2nd Run mode. 4th Survivor offers a campaign that's much shorter than the main ones, but is much tougher. Although Hunk starts out with way more items than either Claire or Leon, it's all he gets for the run, and you have to beat the mode on a timer. After that, you unlock Tofu mode, which has you playing as the titular large block of foodlike substance armed only with a knife and a few herbs. You can find a gameplay trailer of the mode below.

For more on Resident Evil 2, check out our review and guide for surviving the night.

PSA: Get The Jackbox Party Pack Free On The Epic Game Store, Axiom Verge Next Month

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PSA: Get The Jackbox Party Pack Free On The Epic Game Store, Axiom Verge Next Month

The Epic Games Store continues its streak of delivering free games every two weeks, as the current title users can get for free is the original Jackbox Party Pack, available free or charge from now until February 7. Next month, however, they can get Axiom Verge.

From February 7 to February 21, users will be able to download the Metroid-inspired title, which we loved back when it first came out in 2015, for free then. After February 21, we're guessing there'll be yet another free game available. So keep checking the store for free games.

Call Of Duty Has Been The Highest-Selling Console Franchise For The Last 10 Years

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Call Of Duty Has Been The Highest-Selling Console Franchise For The Last 10 Years

Activision is celebrating a major milestone for the franchise, one that no other series can really claim: Being the best-selling franchise for 10 consecutive years.

NPD announced the news earlier this week. The streak began with 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and concluded with 2018's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Within that timespan, every entry in the series has sold immensely well, and helped make the franchise the highest-selling series of that year. The distinction of "franchise" is key to the streak here, however, as Grand Theft Auto V beat out Call of Duty: Ghosts as the single best-selling game of 2013,  making it the only year that a Call of Duty title didn't top the sales chart. Still, that's a lot of Call of Duty to sell, which very likely means there'll be another one. Who knows!

If you want to see us pull off some sick stunts in the best-selling console game of 2018, here you go.

PSA: Overwatch Gets A Permanent Price Cut On PC

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PSA: Overwatch Gets A Permanent Price Cut On PC

Blizzard has cut the price of every PC edition of Overwatch by $20, making it easier to hop in on the action than ever.

On PC, the game comes in two editions: standard and legendary. The main difference is that the legendary edition comes with several cosmetic skins, including five you can only get from the edition. It also comes grants access to Tracer in Heroes of the Storm, a Winston pet in World of WarCraft, Mercy wings in Diablo III, StarCraft II portraits, and a Hearthstone card back. The legendary edition is now permanently $40, while the standard edition is $20.

Meanwhile, the console versions, which are all the legendary edition, already retail for around $40 at most stores.

What To Watch This Weekend: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Rainbow Six Siege, And Dota 2

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What To Watch This Weekend: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Rainbow Six Siege, And Dota 2

Winter is still upon us this weekend in the Northern Hemisphere, and with absurdly low temperatures and flights being a not-so-solid endeavor, it's probably best if you just stayed inside and watched some stuff!

The Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals are today and tomorrow, and there'll be some (hopefully) exciting news about who might join the roster this year (hint: it's probably Jiren). The action starts at 12:30pm central today with some last-chance qualifier rounds ending at 11pm, then starts back up Sunday at 1pm central, concluding at 9pm central. (Stream)

The Rainbow Six Siege Pro League has a few matches that fall on the weekend this week (they mostly take place on weekdays), so if you're looking to catch up on some competitive action while grounded for your flight, this is a good event to watch! (Stream / Schedule)