YouTube Let's Play Group Super Best Friends Abruptly Disbands

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YouTube Let's Play Group Super Best Friends Abruptly Disbands

Super Best Friends, a troupe of YouTube Let's Players known primarily for mocking Quantic Dream games, officially ended their channel on Sunday morning with a video announcing their departure. Perhaps fitting for an account with a name extolling their friendship, the reason given was that two of the three participants were no longer actual friends and it put a strain on their ability to do the job.

The channel began in 2011, when then-QA tester Matthew Kowalewski uploaded a video titled Street Fighter Stupidity, compiling out-of-context and generally bad scenes from the Street Fighter cartoon in the 1990s. From there, Kowalewski partnered with an associate named Patrick Boivin for the gimmick of one angry player and one naive innocent one to make highly edited videos of gameplay. The two chose the name "Two Best Friends Play" ironically, but became friends later down the line.

The channel had been going strong for a number of years, adding their other friends Woolie Madden and Liam Allen-Miller to their Let's Play stable, though the latter left a few years back to pursue his own streaming channel under the name Rising Superstar. The decision to call it quits this weekend came abruptly in the middle of a few different games and showed no indication of ending as the members had been talking about future plans for the channel earlier in the week.

Pillars Of Eternity II Still Coming To Consoles In 2019

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Pillars Of Eternity II Still Coming To Consoles In 2019

Early this year, Obsidian announced their top-down RPG Pillars of Eternity II would also be on consoles and not just PC. The studio hoped to bring the game to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch before the end of 2018, but anyone with access to a calendar can tell you that is becoming increasingly unlikely. While it may have slipped out of this year, Obsidian has clarified that the game is still coming and it's doing so to all the platforms it was announced for.

Hidden at the bottom of a larger blog post about the Forgotten Sanctum DLC, the developer posted a note about the game's upcoming console releases.

"As we stated, our partners at Grip Digital have been hard at work, and Deadfire will be releasing on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in 2019," the post reads. "We are pleased to also announce that the console edition will ship with all expansions, updates, and free DLC's included at launch! We don't have an exact date for you yet, but as soon as we have one, we will let you know!"

Media Molecule Is Teasing Something Special For Dreams

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Media Molecule Is Teasing Something Special For Dreams

Media Molecule's Dreams, a fascinating, upcoming sandbox where you can create your own games, could be getting some special news soon. Media Molecule recently tweeted that it's going to stream Dreams-related content tomorrow, and although streams from the team are a routine occurrence, the sarcastic tone of the tweet suggests it's something big this time.

See you tomorrow.

The Penultimate Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

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The Penultimate Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

Square Enix has released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III featuring a bevy of story seeds as well as gameplay footage.

The wide-ranging trailer dips more into the title as its January 29 release date approaches, including summons, new keyblade attacks, and much more.

Click here for the recent trailer featuring the game's opening cinematic, as well as take a look at this handy character guide.

Street Fighter V Brings Back Evil Ryu As Kage

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Street Fighter V Brings Back Evil Ryu As Kage

Capcom has announced a new character for Street Fighter V, and you can play as him right now.

The introduction of Kage, who looks to be a more intensified and renamed version of Evil Ryu, would have been a nice surprise to cap off Capcom Cup, except... the update leaked ahead of time. By the time Capcom announced the character, players had already downloaded the update and discovered the character. From what we've seen of the character so far, he seems to have a moveset similar to this Street Fighter IV iteration, including the return of his signature Axe Kick.

Of course, the character also brings with him two alternate costumes for players to wear.

Rapper Soulja Boy To Launch Esports Franchise

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Rapper Soulja Boy To Launch Esports Franchise

During a brief on-camera interview with TMZ, rapper Soulja Boy tells the outlet that he has plans to start up his own esports franchise.

He wants to hire on the streamer Ninja, though he acknowledges it may be a difficult feat. He says, however, that he two are "close friends" and that Ninja helped get him verified on Twitch.

“We’re gonna be finding talent, hiring talent,” he tells the outlet. He says that he's particularly interested in putting together teams for Fortnite, Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Counter Strike.

Macaulay Culkin And Angry Video Game Nerd Diss Home Alone Games Together

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Macaulay Culkin And Angry Video Game Nerd Diss Home Alone Games Together

In a recent video from YouTube personality Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe), he's joined by an unexpected guest star just in time for Christmas. Macaulay Culkin and Rolfe team up to do what the comedy series does best: poke fun of awful games (and at Culkin, too, in this case).

Culkin and Rolfe go through the library of game adaptations of films Home Alone and Home Alone 2. Culkin first assumes the identity of pizza boy, referencing the first Home Alone, in a silly skit. He later "reveals" his true identity, and the two pull no punches when it comes to furiously but hilariously dissing each game.

The video runs nearly 20 minutes long but it's worth a watch for a quick laugh during the holiday season.

PSA: Grab Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free By Testing Project Stream

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PSA: Grab Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free By Testing Project Stream

By helping to test Project Stream, Google's upcoming streaming service that lets you play games via the Chrome browser, you can get a free copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey on PC.

As a tester for Project Stream, you can play Assassin's Creed Odyssey through your Google Chrome browser for as long as you want. If you play for an hour or more, Ubisoft will grant you a free copy of the game that will be linked to your Uplay account. If you already own the game on PC and it's linked to your Uplay account, however, you won't be eligible for this offer.

The Project Stream version of Odyssey comes with 1,000 Helix points. While your save data from Project Stream will transfer over to your Uplay version, the Helix points will not.

Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Responds To Leaks

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Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Responds To Leaks

After Kingdom Hearts III copies have reportedly been found in the wild, director Tetsuya Nomura is urging those who have played leaked versions of the game to keep spoilers to themselves.

With Kingdom Hearts III's release six weeks away, a leak this far in advance is rare. According to EuroGamer, there have been images, gameplay videos, and smaller details like the title screen that have appeared online.

"The whole team has been working together since yesterday night (Japan time) to investigate what we can do better in this situation, but first we would like to ask that you do not share these videos," reads Nomura's statement.

HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies At 35

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HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies At 35

Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of HQ Trivia, has passed away after what appears to be a drug overdose, reports TMZ.

Kroll's girlfriend called the police when she wasn't able to get a hold of him early this morning. The police accompanied her to his home, where they found him dead in his bedroom surrounded by drug paraphernalia such as cocaine and heroin.

Kroll founded HQ alongside Rus Yusupov last year, though it has been steadily losing its once large audience. Before that, Kroll had worked for Vine as well as Yahoo.