God Of War Art Director Putting His Spin On Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

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God Of War Art Director Putting His Spin On Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

God of War and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were two of the biggest games from last year, and they've come together in a curious way. Sony Santa Monica art director Raf Grassetti has been keeping busy by drawing his own interpretation of the roster from Nintendo's brawler.

He's released five on his Instagram so far, as well as a tease to what's ahead. His take on Sonic is his most recent creation, and while it's uncomfortably close to some other creepy things we've seen, it's still fun to see a different look at such a familiar character. No, we're not talking about you, upcoming movie Sonic.

With more than 70 characters in the game, Grassetti has his work cut out for him. Check out his Instagram to see what he's done so far, including Bowser, Fox McCloud, Link, and Samus.

Alien Isolation Is Getting A Mobile Sequel

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Alien Isolation Is Getting A Mobile Sequel

Today Fox announced that a sequel to Alien Isolation was on the way. It's called Alien: Blackout and while some fans of the terrifying stealth-driven game might be enthused by this news, they might also want to take a seat for the next bit. The game is for mobile devices exclusively.

Alien: Blackout has you guiding Amanda Ripley and her crew through "seven fear-inducing levels" in a setup that sounds familiar to Five Nights at Freddy. You'll be managing a space station, jumping from cameras and dealing with damaged controls to try and defeat the beast. The game promises multiple conclusions based on your choices.

There is no release date for the game yet. For more information on Alien: Blackout, head here.

This Regal-Looking Conker's Bad Fur Day Statue Is Available For Pre-Order

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This Regal-Looking Conker's Bad Fur Day Statue Is Available For Pre-Order

First 4 Figures recently revealed a new collectible featuring the iconic troublesome squirrel Conker atop a large throne, and it looks amazing with its impeccable detail.

Conker sits on this throne with a glass (or goblet) of milk in one hand, a sour expression on his face, and a tilted crown on his head. The statue's height is 16.5 inches, width at 18 inches, and depth at 14 inches. 

Watch the making of video below to find out more:

Grab What Remains Of Edith Finch For Free Next Week

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Grab What Remains Of Edith Finch For Free Next Week

Since Epic launched its store late last year, it has not only offered a library of great games, but it also has offered a couple games for free such as Subnautica and Super Meat Boy. By next week, another game will be free for a limited time: What Remains of Edith Finch.

From January 10 to 24, you can pick up the story-driven adventure game by logging into the store and downloading it for no extra cost.

You can read our review of What Remains of Edith Finch, which reviews editor Joe Juba gave an 8.75, by heading here.

Fan-Created Remake Of P.T. Brings Kojima's Terrifying Horror To PC

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Fan-Created Remake Of P.T. Brings Kojima's Terrifying Horror To PC

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro's P.T. was on the PlayStation store for a very limited amount of time, before being delisted in 2015. If you missed out on the horror game, now could be your chance to experience it.

A fan that goes by the name RadiusGordello recently released Unreal P.T., a remake of the original that brings the horror title to PC. It also includes VR support, so if you're brave enough, you can explore P.T.'s terrifying suburban home with a headset strapped to your face.

RadiusGordello first began working on Unreal P.T. in April of last year for his college portfolio. He reused P.T.'s models and textures, and eventually it became a full remake that is nearly identical to the original.

14 Days Of Fortnite Returns Next Week

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14 Days Of Fortnite Returns Next Week

14 Days of Fortnite, a holiday-themed event, is coming back next week after it had ended much earlier than players expected. Epic Games is bringing it back after admitting that the developer shared the wrong end date on social media.

Epic promised that players will receive a free item as part of the studio's apology, and that 14 Days of Fortnite would return for a limited time. You can read Epic's statement, which was originally published on its official website, below.

"We communicated an incorrect end date for the 14 Days of Fortnite event and did not feel the Equalizer Glider compensation was the right approach," Epic wrote on its website. "After further discussion, we've decided to bring back this event early next week through January 15 at 3 AM ET (0800 UTC). We'll also be enabling some of the most popular Limited Time Modes that were available during the event.

Blizzard Issues Statement Regarding Fake Overwatch Pro Player 'Ellie'

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Blizzard Issues Statement Regarding Fake Overwatch Pro Player 'Ellie'

Earlier this week news broke that one or more Overwatch players, one of which was known as "Punisher," had allegedly created a fake pro player account, dubbed "Ellie," in order to pose as a woman to register for the Overwatch Contenders league. Blizzard has issued a statement on the matter, confirming the account is fake. The company did not state whether Punisher is actually behind the account, however.

"After investigating the matter, we found that 'Ellie' was a fabricated identity and is a smurf account – created by a veteran player to obfuscate their identity. The owner of Ellie’s account is a player with no current or prior involvement with any Overwatch Contenders or Overwatch League team. 'Ellie' was never formally submitted to the active roster of Second Wind and never played in a Contenders match.

As part of the process to officially add a player to a Contenders or Overwatch League roster, we do background checks to ensure that players are who they say they are as well as meet other eligibility requirements, and will take action against players if we discover any behavior that warrants it."

Netflix Trailer For Carmen Sandiego Turns The Iconic Villain Into A Hero

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Netflix Trailer For Carmen Sandiego Turns The Iconic Villain Into A Hero

Carmen Sandiego has been known as a fictional villain ever since her first appearance in the educational video game series that began in the mid '80s. This time though, things are a little different.

Netflix's first trailer for the upcoming animated show Carmen Sandiego turns the iconic villain into an antihero, who only steals from other thieves. It looks pretty promising, too – take a look for yourself in the trailer below.

Voiced by Gina  Rodriguez, the famous thief Carmen has gone rogue from the villainous organization V.I.L.E. and instead brings a Robin Hood twist to her morals. Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard is part of the cast too, as one of her accomplices who works in mission control.

Reader Discussion - Do You Obsess Over Grades In Games?

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Reader Discussion - Do You Obsess Over Grades In Games?

By the skin of your teeth, you made it. You cut through those demons like butter, rotated those blocks in the just the right order, or snuck through the enemy defenses. You got the job done. Then you see the results screen. You got a "D" for a grade, or a bronze medal. We want to know: how much does that bother you?

With Devil May Cry 5 hitting in March I've been replaying Devil May Cry 4, and boy is it obsessed with letter grades (as are most action games, to be fair).  I'm finding it more fun than I remember, even if the puzzle and exploration puzzles are already starting to feel dated, just a few hours in. But at the end of every mission, I'm getting pretty low grades, mostly for idling around or not finding all the red orbs in a mission. I'm still plugging away at the game, but whenever I see a letter grade that isn't the best it can be, I get this nagging feeling in the back of my head to go back and do it again for full marks. I've done this with lots of games in the past (I played Metal Gear Solid V until I got an S-Rank in every mission), but I've tapered off in recent years, though I recently got back on the bandwagon with Tetris Effect.

Star Control: Origins Removed From GoG, Steam Amidst Legal Battle Between Stardock And Series Creators

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Star Control: Origins Removed From GoG, Steam Amidst Legal Battle Between Stardock And Series Creators

The legal battle between the original creators of the Star Control series and the company which currently owns this rights to the series, Stardock, continues as a judge denies an injuction from Stardock to block a DMCA takedown notice from the series' creators to prevent the sale of Stardock's latest game, Star Control: Origins.

For context, you can read our previous coverage of how the dispute began, how the legal battle ensued, and how the current lawsuit came to be.  Since then, Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche issued a DMCA takedown notice for Star Control: Origins to Valve (which runs Steam) and GOG asking for it to be removed from sale (the game released on September 20 of last year), claiming the game infringed on their (Ford and Reiche's) copyright of the series. Stardock then issued an injuction to prevent that DMCA from going through, arguing the DMCA would force storefronts like Valve and GoG from selling the game without enough proof and cause Stardock "irreparable harm."