Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Begins Next Week

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Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Begins Next Week

Blizzard has revealed the next seasonal Overwatch event, a return of the Lunar New Year to ring in the Year of the Pig. Players can jump in for a host of new cosmetics and events for their favorite Overwatch characters starting on January 24.

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Overwatch Lunar New Year returns January 24.

Here's Everything From The Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

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Here's Everything From The Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

Missed today's Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event? Well we've got you covered with the biggest stories. 

Netherrealm has indicated that they plan a number of new reveals in the weeks and months leading up to the game's April 23 release date. Maybe we'll even see what the Switch version looks like in that time.

The original story hosting the livestream is below if you would rather just watch the event in its entirety.

New Character Geras Revealed For Mortal Kombat 11

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New Character Geras Revealed For Mortal Kombat 11

At the end of the Mortal Kombat 11 event today, the team at Netherream revealed the first completely new character for the game who goes by the name of Geras. While the character trailer did not reveal much in the way of story details, Geras appears to control the power of sand, maybe in the same way Raiden commands lightning and thunder. He certainly does not appear to fear the lightning god, at least.

Check out the reveal trailer below.

You can see his fatal move and his fatality in the trailer, which involves punching someone's brains out quite literally.

A New Power Rangers Fighting Game Is On The Way

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A New Power Rangers Fighting Game Is On The Way

Hasbro revealed today that a new game set in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universe is will be released in 2019. Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid is fighting game due out in April 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The game is due out on PC at a later date.

Battle For The Grid will feature rangers and villains "past and present" from the popular show. There will be cross-play on Xbox One, Switch, and PC. You can watch the game in action right here:

For more on the Power Rangers, watch us play through a bevy of old-school Power Rangers games in our Power Rangers Spectacular episode of Replay.

Pro Wrestler Ronda Rousey Seemingly Confirms Appearance In Mortal Kombat 11 (Update: Confirmed)

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Pro Wrestler Ronda Rousey Seemingly Confirms Appearance In Mortal Kombat 11 (Update: Confirmed)

Update: It was confirmed today at the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal that Rousey will indeed be voicing Sonya Blade. You can check out the trailer for the character and Rousey's acting here.

The original story follows:

Ronda Rousey has become somewhat of a household name over the years, between her meteoric rise in the UFC and her recent stint as a professional wrestler in the WWE. The mixed martial artist is well known beyond just her ability to beat down opponents, making her a pretty natural fit for being the face of a fighting game. It looks like Rousey will get her chance with the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11.

Watch The Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event Here

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Watch The Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event Here

We're minutes away from Netherrealm's and Warner Bros.' reveal event for the latest entry in the classic and venerated fighting game series Mortal Kombat. The eleventh game in the series is going to get blown open at today's event in preparation for its release in April of this year.

The livestream is below. It's a Mortal Kombat stream so, obviously, viewer discretion is advised.

Which characters or features are you hoping they'll show off for Mortal Kombat 11 here today?

John Wick: Chapter 3 Gets A Cool New Trailer

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John Wick: Chapter 3 Gets A Cool New Trailer

As an action franchise, John Wick is practically perfect. It has a cool concept, talented stars, and ridiculously inventive fights. After two well-received installments, a third is slated to release this summer. The trailer for that entry recently released, and it looks like fans will not be disappointed.

You can see it for yourself below, but some highlights include: motorcycle sword fights, knives almost in crotches, and Keanu Reeves riding a horse. What else do you need to know?  

The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III Coming To The PS4 This Fall

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The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III Coming To The PS4 This Fall

NIS America has announced that it is bringing over Nihon Falcom's The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III this fall, taking over as publisher from XSEED, who published the first two Trails of Cold Steel titles here in America.

The game takes place a year-and-half after Cold Steel II, following the continuing exploits of Rean Schwarzer.

NIS' involvement is not without reservation. The publisher handled the localization of Ys VIII after XSEED, and NIS did not do a great job.

God Of War Director Explains Why More Bosses Didn't End Up In The Game

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God Of War Director Explains Why More Bosses Didn't End Up In The Game

God of War is a really gigantic game. A really great, gigantic game that won our Game of the Year award, in fact. But even in the biggest games, some stuff has to get left on the cutting room floor and, in this case, boss fights were one of the the things that had to be pushed aside. While previous God of War games were known for their numerous and unique boss fights, the latest game leaned heavily on the same troll monsters to do the heavy lifting, leaving most of the spectacle to a few others scattered throughout the game.

In an interview for the NoClip documentary on the game, director Cory Barlog explained that it simply wasn't feasible to add more.

"We cut a lot of bosses – a lot,"  Barlog told NoClip's Danny O'Dwyer. "Y'know, we had so many more, it was a much more ambitious, crazier game. As you go through development, you start realizing, no, it's too big, we can't do this. One boss takes like 30 developers a year and a half. It's an absolutely massive scale when you really consider it."

Ubisoft Apologizes For Latest Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Ending

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Ubisoft Apologizes For Latest Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Ending

A few days ago, Ubisoft released the newest chapter in their episodic Assassin's Creed Origins DLC, which was designed to not only tell the story of the first assassin, but provide significant story content for the game's protagonists. Some players are unhappy with the decisions made for the protagonists in the game and Ubisoft has admitted they missed the mark.

There are story spoilers for this DLC episode below, so if you don't want to know what happens and why Ubisoft is apologizing for it, stop here and circle back at a time when you're fine with it.

At the end of the episode, the player character, whether they be Alexios or Kassandra, ends up in a relationship with an opposite-sex character featured heavily in the DLC. Whether you choose to embrace or rebuff them does not matter, Alexios/Kassandra end up with them and produce a son. The only choice you get in the matter is whether they produce the child out of love or simply desire for an offspring.