Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Goes Exactly Where You Would Expect

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Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Goes Exactly Where You Would Expect

With the tagline "From Russia with love," Netflix's teaser for Stranger Things' upcoming fourth season gives fans a reveal that will warm their hearts. We don't know exactly where this season is going yet, but part of it will be set outside of Hawkins, Indiana. We expect to return to Hawkins to catch up with the kids, but it looks like we'll be spending some time in Russia as well. There's also that pesky Upside Down that will probably become a factor again. The teaser sadly doesn't give us the one thing we want most: a start date.

Watch The Opening Five Minutes Of Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Watch The Opening Five Minutes Of Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix today released the opening cinematic for Final Fantasy VII Remake. This gorgeous sequence takes you on a tour of Midgar and also gives you an idea of how the narrative is going to kick off. Final Fantasy VII Remake is right around the corner with an April 10 release date exclusively for PlayStation 4.

Square Enix is expanding greatly on the content from the original 1997 PlayStation game, and is turning Final Fantasy VII into a series of games. This first game is mostly contained within Midgar, and while the main story beats will likely be the same, Square is expanding on them and will give fans a deeper look at this world. We don't know how many games Square is planning or what the release schedule will be like, but there's a chance we'll be playing Final Fantasy VII for years to come.

Are you excited for this remake? Let us know in the comments section below.

Valve Announces Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

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Valve Announces Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

Half-Life: Alyx, Valve's VR title set between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, is set to come out on March 23.

Although Valve has its own Valve Index VR headset, the game is compatible with all PC VR headsets such as the Vive and Oculus Rift.

As the name states, players control Alyx Vance in order to fight alongside her father Eli against the alien Combine.

The Outriders Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Outriders Digital Issue Is Now Live

Digital subscribers to Game Informer are now able to learn all about Outriders! Following this week's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsersiPad/iPhone and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Kindle and Nook.

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Crystal Dynamics Details Avengers Pre-order Details, Special Editions, PS4 Bonuses

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Crystal Dynamics Details Avengers Pre-order Details, Special Editions, PS4 Bonuses

Crystal Dynamics' Avengers game was recently on the receiving end of a delay from May to September, but those excited to suit up as Earth's Mightiest Heroes can now pre-order a few different versions and set themselves up to receive various bonuses. While both the PS4 and Xbox One versions have different editions to choose from that come with several bonuses, PS4 players get a few extra things, including first access to a beta test.

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Pre-ordering the standard edition gives you a Marvel Legacy Nameplate, the Marvel Legacy Outfit Pack, featuring costumes from each of the heroes' early days, and online beta access. The Deluxe Edition gives you 72-hour early access to the full game, the Obsidian Nameplate Pack, and the Obsidian Outfit Pack for the heroes. The physical version of the Deluxe Edition also includes a one-month subscription to Marvel Unlimited. The Earth's Mightiest Edition includes all the perks of the other editions, plus a steelbook case, a 12-inch statue of Captain America, a Hulk bobblehead, a Mjölnir keychain, Black Widow's belt buckle, Iron Man's prototype armor blueprint, Kamala Khan's Avenger pin, and a group photo of the team.

Introducing Prince Of Persia: The Dagger Of Time, A VR Escape Room

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Introducing Prince Of Persia: The Dagger Of Time, A VR Escape Room

This isn't the new Prince of Persia game you were hoping for, but at least Ubisoft is still dreaming up new adventures in this popular universe. Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time is a virtual reality escape room designed for teams of up to four players. Developer Ubisoft Düsseldorf hopes to have this Sands of Time-based experience out in the wild this spring.

Your goal as a team is to escape the Fortress of Time wielding the magical dagger of note to solve puzzles, some requiring you to rewind time, others pushing you to speed it up, and you may event need to stop it completely. You'll also need to keep an eye on Kaileena, the Empress of Time, and her army of sand monsters. Using room-scale VR, you'll need your team to move around the room to explore and solve puzzles.

Developer Ubisoft Düsseldorf is no stranger to VR escape rooms, having already made two others: Assassin's Creed: Medusa's Gate and Assassin's Creed: Escape the Lost Pyramid.

Pokémon Home Now Live, Gives You Free Gen 1 Starter And Pikachu To Add To Your Collection

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Pokémon Home Now Live, Gives You Free Gen 1 Starter And Pikachu To Add To Your Collection

Since the beginning of the franchise, Game Freak has expressed a desire for the ability to bring your Pokémon forward into future games. While that process has not been without its hiccups and headaches, apps like the Poké Transporter and the Pokémon Bank for 3DS were designed with that function in mind. Now, Switch users finally have a way to bring creatures forward into Sword & Shield, as well as future mainline Pokémon RPGs through Pokémon Home, which is now available.

Pokémon Home links to Pokémon Bank to allow you to carry forward stored creatures into current games. While a free version exists, players who are serious about bringing their Pocket Monsters forward are probably going to want to look at the $15.99/year (or $2.99/month if you just want to do this once) Premium plan, which bumps your storage capacity up from 30 Pokémon to 6,000, as well as higher capacity in Wonder Box and GTS.

In addition, just for downloading the app and linking it to your Nintendo Account, you get a free Pikachu, as well as your choice of one of the Kanto starters (Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle). In addition, Serebii reports 35 Pokémon previously not available in Sword & Shield are available if you transfer from an older game using Pokémon Bank. You can see the full list here.

Activision Blizzard Removes Games From GeForce Now

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Activision Blizzard Removes Games From GeForce Now

Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service exited beta last week with hundreds of games, but users will find some of the titles they may have been playing have suddenly been removed. Activision Blizzard abruptly removed all of its games (like Overwatch and World of Warcraft) from the service yesterday with no real explanation.

The news comes from a Nvidia representative in GeForce Now's official forum. The representative said wrote, "Per their request, please be advised Activision Blizzard games will be removed from the service. While unfortunate, we hope to work together with Activision Blizzard to reenable these games and more in the future."

In the same post, Nvidia says that over 1,500 games are being on-boarded and will be added to the service in the future. If you purchased the Activision Blizzard games, you can still play them, just not through GeForce Now.

Stardew Valley Spinoff Games Are In Development

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Stardew Valley Spinoff Games Are In Development

The immensely popular farming game Stardew Valley will be revisited in the future through two new games, but neither are what you would expect. The news comes from Stardew Valley's creator Eric Barone while answering a Twitter question about the future of the game's universe.

When asked if new games would be on the way, Barone replied "I'm actually working on a couple of new projects. One takes place in the world of Stardew Valley, but is not a farming game. The other, I'm not 100 percent sure about the world yet, but it will tie into Stardew Valley in some way."

When the news began to spread across social media and into news stories like the one you are reading now, Barone added "all I ask is please don't get too hyped at this stage. I want to avoid too much hype or speculation. I'd like to just make whatever game comes naturally to me without too much pressure or expectation."

2K Silicon Valley Studio Becomes 31st Union

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2K Silicon Valley Studio Becomes 31st Union

2K has announced that internal developer 2K Silicon Valley will now be known as 31st Union, with progress already underway on an unannounced new IP.

2K Silicon Valley was inaugurated last year with Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games (Call of Duty: WWII and more) as president.

Alongside the new studio name, 31st Union is also starting up a European division based in Spain.