Heroes Of The Storm Gets Release Date & Open Beta

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Heroes Of The Storm Gets Release Date & Open Beta

Blizzard has announced a release date and open-beta details for Heroes of the Storm – its free-to-play MOBA featuring some of its most well-known characters.

The PC game launches on June 2, with the open beta commencing on May 19.

Blizzard says that when the title releases, it will have more than 30 playable heroes, seven battlegrounds, and more than 130 skins.

Learn Why Capcom Never Pursued Monster Hunter On Xbox 360 Or PlayStation 3

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Learn Why Capcom Never Pursued Monster Hunter On Xbox 360 Or PlayStation 3

Monster Hunter is a hugely popular series outside of America (though it is gaining in popularity), and Did You Know Gaming recently took a look at some of the game's more obscure factoids.

The video below details why the game is structured the way it is, and how a street-cook cat is Chinese in a subtle way.

Some of the tidbits from the video below were sourced from a recent interview we did with Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto. You can read the full interview by heading here.

New Fantastic Four Trailer Showcases The Overhauled Reboot

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New Fantastic Four Trailer Showcases The Overhauled Reboot

It's probably not a great weekend to release trailers for movies that aren't called Star Wars, but the Fantastic Four reboot decided to give it a shot anyway.

The trailer below showcases the team's new look and shows a little bit of the story, which reminds me of Half-Life. It looks like a doorway was opened to someplace that shouldn't have been.

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Star Wars: Rogue One Is A Prequel, Will Follow Mission To Steal Death Star Plans

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Star Wars: Rogue One Is A Prequel, Will Follow Mission To Steal Death Star Plans

A few details about Star Wars' 2016 film, Rogue One, have been revealed as part Star Wars Celebration 2015. It will take place before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

It won't be a numbered entry in the Star Wars film pantheon and instead serves as a stand-a-lone anthology film. According to a recent panel covering the film with its director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), it won't feature Jedis or special powers, and is instead being approached as a grounded war film. The only confirmed casting so far is Felicity Jones, who will be playing a Rebel soldier who is involved in the mission. Here's the movie's official, one-line description:

A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in the Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One.

Batman: Arkham Knight Director Teases New Trailer, Returning Character, And New Mechanic

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Batman: Arkham Knight Director Teases New Trailer, Returning Character, And New Mechanic

Sefton Hill, Batman: Arkham Knight director and Rocksteady Studios co-founder, is hyping up Arkham Knight's next trailer with a few specific hints.

You can check out some recent tweets from Hill below which say the game's next trailer is "looking sweet," may include a cameo from a Arkham City character, and will showcase a mechanic that hasn't been shown to anyone outside of Rocksteady.

So I promised a trailer date this week but then we thought of a much more exciting way to do this so you'll need to wait just a bit longer.

Batman: Arkham Developers Deliver Mortal Kombat Cake To NetherRealm Studios

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Batman: Arkham Developers Deliver Mortal Kombat Cake To NetherRealm Studios

Developer Rocksteady and NetherRealm are both on the Warner Bros. Interactive team, and so to commemorate the success of Mortal Kombat X, the Batman: Arkham developer sent the studio a difficult to eat cake.

NetherRealm creative director and Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon shared a few pictures of the violent/delicious cake on twitter.

We struggled w/ eating or (somehow) preserving the Amazing Kake @Rocksteady sent us. How could anyone destroy that? pic.twitter.com/nUoCVzPIzw

Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There Could Be Its Last Film

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Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There Could Be Its Last Film

Studio Ghibli has a relationship with the video game industry, whether it's simply a matter of influence, or as is the case with Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch, a direct partnership. It's newest film, Marnie Was There, is significant because there is a possibility it may be the studio's last film.

The film released in Japan last year and is getting localized for North America this summer, which is what you will see in the trailer below.

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Reader Discussion: Rock Band 4 Or Guitar Hero Live

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It's way too early to make a decision between the two (which technically you don't have to), but I am going to make you do it anyway.

As the past has proven, there is no reason both of these games can't exist simultaneously. Each has their own distinct mechanics and likely exclusive songs to offer, and many music game fans will likely purchase both, but if you had to pick just one, which would it be?

With Rock Band 4 your past library will move forward, and your instruments probably will, too. With Guitar Hero Live, you will be starting from scratch with an updated peripheral and brand new mechanics.

Nintendo Release Seven 60 FPS Mario Kart 8 Trailers Showing Off New DLC

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Nintendo Release Seven 60 FPS Mario Kart 8 Trailers Showing Off New DLC

Mario Kart 8's second big DLC pack releases next week, and Nintendo has released seven different trailers showing off the new tracks, characters, and vehicles.

You can check out the six new tracks below, some of which are returning from previous Mario Kart games, some of which are totally new. There is also a seventh trailer that crams all the content into one trailer. If you're viewing the trailers in a Chrome browser, don't forget to turn up the quality of the videos to 60 FPS.

All of this content will be available on Thursday April 23, alongside the added 200cc difficulty for all tracks. To see the new difficulty in action, head here.

Learn How The Mega Modem Gave Sega Genesis Downloadable Games In 1990

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Learn How The Mega Modem Gave Sega Genesis Downloadable Games In 1990

The Sega Genesis was ahead of its time in many ways, including online connectivity.

The Mega Modem in Japan and Sega Channel in the United States gave Genesis players the ability to buy and download games well before the Internet was commonplace in everyone's home. The latest video from Did You Know Gaming also looks at Sega's competitive history with Nintendo, and explains how blast processing was technically more than just marketing buzzwords.

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