Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Is A New Rogue-Lite/Puzzle Hybrid

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Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Is A New Rogue-Lite/Puzzle Hybrid

Yacht Club Games has announced Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, an all-new puzzle game created in collaboration with developer Vine. Following the upcoming releases of Cyber Shadow and Shovel Knight Dig, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon will be the third title Yacht Club Games has made in collaboration with an external game development team.

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon combines rogue-lite, dungeon-crawling elements with the traditional dropping-tile puzzle game formula. You move around as your selected character, trading damage with enemies and collecting potions. You encounter all kinds of recognizable characters from the various Shovel Knight campaigns to this point, but you'll also meet Puzzle Knight, a brilliant puzzle master who leads Shovel Knight on the quest.

You can check out the first trailer below.

Become A DJ In Fuser, A New Game From The Creators Of Rock Band

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Become A DJ In Fuser, A New Game From The Creators Of Rock Band

The trailer above gives you a little taste of the vibe developer Harmonix and publisher NCSoft are trying to achieve in Harmonix's new music-mixing game, Fuser. The video below shows you a small sliver of gameplay. As you can see, you suit up as a DJ and are tasked to blend songs in realtime into something unique. Fuser offers more than 100 songs from 50 Cent's "In Da Club" to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way."

Harmonix bills Fuser as a "nonstop virtual music festival where you control the music." You'll do this through a campaign in which you must win over the crowd to unlock new content, or simply freestyle to make mixes you can share with friends. You can also play with them in an online multiplayer mode. Unlike most of Harmonix's music games, you won't need a specific peripheral to mix music – you can use a controller. Fuser is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2020.

The first 16 announced songs are:

Get An Ashe Skin During Overwatch's Mardi Gras Event

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Get An Ashe Skin During Overwatch's Mardi Gras Event

You want Overwatch 2. We want Overwatch 2. No one knows when that day will be just yet, but for now, Blizzard is making sure we have reasons to keep playing the original game. Today delivers one good reason to boot up the original once again. If you can rack up nine wins, you'll unlock a festive Mardi Gras skin for Ashe (and B.O.B.). If you immediately thought Ashe looks a little bit like Harley Quinn, you are not alone – we had the same takeaway.

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Like all of Overwatch's recent challenges, this Mardi Gras-themed one can be completed by getting wins in any mode. At three wins you'll earn new icons for Ashe, another three wins unlocks a spray for her, and then you just need three more victories to get that awesome new skin. If you want another five sprays for Ashe, you can get one for watching two hours of Overwatch streams on Twitch, two more for another two hours viewed, and yet another two for two more.

Batman: The Enemy Within & Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Headline March Games With Gold

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Batman: The Enemy Within & Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Headline March Games With Gold

Microsoft has announced March's Games With Gold titles free for a limited time for Xbox Live Gold members, featuring a range of genres.

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season kicks things off on Xbox One, and is available March 1 to the end of the month.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, via backward compatibility, runs from March 1 to 15 on Xbox One and the 360.

Owners Of Cyberpunk 2077 On Xbox One Get The Xbox Series X Upgrade For Free

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Owners Of Cyberpunk 2077 On Xbox One Get The Xbox Series X Upgrade For Free

All too often players can find themselves picking up a game for current gen only to have to repurchase the game on new hardware when it becomes available. Today, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 players on Xbox One will get the upgrade to the Series X when it arrives absolutely free.

This should inspire some purchase confidence for those looking to play the game at its best - you'll get to play it on launch on the Xbox One and then get the more powerful version for free on the Series X when it arrives at no additional cost.

Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades. Owners of #Cyberpunk2077 for Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X upgrade for free when available. https://t.co/nfkfFLj85w

Singer Grimes Reveals Dark Story For Her Cyberpunk 2077 Character

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Singer Grimes Reveals Dark Story For Her Cyberpunk 2077 Character

During a livestream, Canadian singer and songwriter Grimes shared a wild story about her Cyberpunk 2077 character. The archive of the stream has since been removed, but the rough details of what she shared are on Reddit. During the stream, Grimes answered fan questions, and was asked about her role in Cyberpunk 2077. She enthusiastically shared the following (which should be viewed as SPOILERS):

There's a chance Lizzy Wizzy's story will unfold through a mission, or it could just be backstory. We won't know until the game hits on September 17 for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia.

Overwatch Ditches A Tank In First Experimental Mode Test

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Overwatch Ditches A Tank In First Experimental Mode Test

If you are a Competitive mode player and you want to suit up as a DPS hero, you know you have some time to kill, as a match likely won't be found for five to ten minutes. While it's nice that Blizzard added the ability to practice or play deathmatch as you wait, the real solution we all want to see is faster matchmaking times.

Blizzard has an idea that may lead to a solution, and it completely changes to the hero balancing. Rather than having a team consist of two tanks, two DPS, and two support, Blizzard is removing one tank and filling that spot with a third DPS. This isn't a permanent change, and you'll have a hand in saying whether or not it should be. The test will unfold through Overwatch's new Experimental card, which arrives tomorrow. The test is called "Triple Damage," but it could also be called "No Shield" for teams that have off tanks like Roadhog, D.Va, and Zarya. To counteract the lack of a tank, Blizzard has made huge changes to the hero balancing. We'll find out exactly what they are tomorrow.

Experimental matches still give you progress in leveling up and events, so it may not be a bad idea to jump into the test and contribute to the future of the game. You can learn more about Triple Damage watching the developer video above.

Xbox Series X Shows Off More Specs & Details Backwards Compatibility

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Xbox Series X Shows Off More Specs & Details Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft has pulled back the curtain more on the specs and capabilities of the Xbox Series X, which is coming out at the end of the year, including games backwards compatibility and the continuation of the Game Pass subscription service.

In a blog post, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, quantified the Xbox Series X's graphical power, stating that system's AMD custom processor with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU contains 12 TFLOPS of performance – eight times that of the Xbox One and double the Xbox One X. Spencer says this enables benefits such as higher framerates and "larger, more sophisticated" game worlds.

Other aspects touched on in the blog post, include: Variable Rate Shading (VRS), DirectX Raytracing, and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI). These enable the console to deliver more stable framerates and higher resolution, high-quality lighting and acoustics, and precise controls, respectively.

Funko Shows Off New Avengers Game Pops At Toy Fair

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Funko Shows Off New Avengers Game Pops At Toy Fair

Toy Fair is ramping up in New York, where tons of new figures and collectibles are being showcased for the first time. Among the exciting additions for game fans, Funko has highlighted an array of fun figures from the upcoming Crystal Dynamics Avengers video game.

Whether you’re looking to help Hulk smash your bookcase, or Thor to call lightning and thunder down on your office desk, the set should offer plenty of superheroic fun.

The new figures are expected to begin hitting shelves in early March.

Upcoming PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Patch Enables PS4 And Xbox One Party Crossplay

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Upcoming PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Patch Enables PS4 And Xbox One Party Crossplay

Ready to party up with your friends across the great console servers? It's almost time! PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds patch 6.2 is expected to allow for players to group up across Xbox and PS4 to play matches together.

Console Players: Update 6.2 is now available on the PTS!
Drop in to test Cross Party Play, which allows Xbox and PS4 players to party up together!

Team Deathmatch, grenade balance, Karakin loot changes, and more are also available for testing. https://t.co/uSxzFfDESD

Finally, Xbox Jim can team up with PlayStation Pete, take a car across Erangel, and have an epic shootout on a hill. Or just drop into a hotspot and go for the instant action. Whatever you're into, that option is coming to console "live" on March 3, but you can test it out right now on the test server if you're into that!