Get Ready For A New Anthem Trailer At The Game Awards

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Get Ready For A New Anthem Trailer At The Game Awards

The Game Awards airs next Thursday and it looks like the show is going all out to fulfill the promise of being gaming's biggest gala. We already know that ten new games will be unveiled on the award ceremony's stage. One of which, the host of The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley, teased recently. In a twitter post, Geoff announced a mysterious RPG title coming from Obsidian and Private Division

To follow this up, the Game Awards have promised to debut a trailer during the ceremony for the upcoming Sci-Fi online multi-player Anthem, which featured on Game Informer's cover back in July.  

Anthem has recently been in the news for possibly hinting the game might support cross-platform play sometime after launch. While Anthem won't release until February 2019, you can try to fill the time by checking out our hub

BioWare Teases "Secret Dragon Age Stuff" Details In The Coming Month

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BioWare is all about Anthem these days, but a blog post from general manager Casey Hudson teased that some details about "secret Dragon Age stuff" would be arriving in the coming month.

The blog, which you can read here, is mainly about where the development team is in terms of getting Anthem across the finish line. The game is currently at a point where the devs can take it and play it at home, which is exciting.

Near the end of the post, however, Hudson writes, "If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff.  Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy.  Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)." It sounds like we might hear something about BioWare's fantasy franchise sometime in the next 30 or so days.

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, Sonic Unleashed, And Aliens Vs. Predator Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

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Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, Sonic Unleashed, And Aliens Vs. Predator Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

Today, Major Nelson announced the addition of three new titles to the Xbox One’s backward compatible roster. Fans of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning can now resume their hack and slash role-playing on the Xbox One. Fans of the blue hedgehog will also be happy to hear Sonic Unleashed is now backward compatible and players can continue their fight against the xenomorphs with the now-backward compatible Aliens vs. Predator.

As of today, there are over 500 Xbox 360 titles now available for play on the Xbox One, so if you still haven’t made the jump to the current-gen system, there’s never been a better time. If you own the Xbox One X, some select Xbox 360 titles can even be played with enhanced graphics such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears of War 2, and Halo 3.

Backward compatible titles will instantly be available for download if you’re still using the same online profile from your Xbox 360 account, and if you used cloud saved games, you can pick up where you left off on either console. Players can also download backward compatible titles by inserting the corresponding game disc or purchasing the title from the Xbox live marketplace.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With 2.0 Update

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With 2.0 Update

Pocket Camp, the iOS and Android mobile device Animal Crossing game, released on November 21 back in 2017 and in order to celebrate the game's one-year anniversary, the game has been updated to version 2.0. Some of the affiliated updates are minor, like the ability to skip some scenes, but it also adds more intriguing things like "the cabin feature". You can check out the full list of updates below.

We don't know a whole lot about what's next for Animal Crossing, but we do know a new entry is making its way to Switch. You can read more about that here.

[Source: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp]

Fan-Favorite Character Emerges In New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Clip

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Fan-Favorite Character Emerges In New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Clip

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a new Dragon Ball movie that will be making its way to North American theaters in January and it has some known quantities: Goku will be in it, Vegeta will be in it, Broly will be in it, and they will fight. A new 30-second clip from the film released today adds another character to the list: Gogeta.

You can check out the clip below which showcases the character as they take on Broly in some impressive fight sequences that will presumably appear in the final film.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly hits theaters on January 16. For more on the movie, head here.

Anthem Executive Producer Says No Cross-Platform Play... At Launch

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Anthem Executive Producer Says No Cross-Platform Play... At Launch

Anthem is a game that BioWare has been very clear will change and grow after it officially releases. In interviews the developer has taken a "never say never" approach to potential gameplay features, so make sure you keep that in mind while reading this tweet from producer Mark Darrah responding to a fan query on twitter.

Not at launch https://t.co/fzxBZz67iU

The definite news you can take from Darrah's response is clear – Anthem will not have cross-platform play at launch. Xbox players will not be playing with PC players on February 22. But, it also implies that cross-play could be in the game's future, and optimistically could potentially leap the PS4 hurdle. We have our fingers crossed, but also aren't holding our breath.

Anthem Executive Producer Says No Cross-Platform Play... At Launch

about X hours ago from
Anthem Executive Producer Says No Cross-Platform Play... At Launch

Anthem is a game that BioWare has been very clear will change and grow after it officially releases. In interviews the developer has taken a "never say never" approach to potential gameplay features, so make sure you keep that in mind while reading this tweet from producer Mark Darrah responding to a fan query on twitter.

Not at launch https://t.co/fzxBZz67iU

The definite news you can take from Darrah's response is clear – Anthem will not have cross-platform play at launch. Xbox players will not be playing with PC players on February 22. But, it also implies that cross-play could be in the game's future, and optimistically could potentially leap the PS4 hurdle. We have our fingers crossed, but also aren't holding our breath.

Dress Up Like An Outlaw With Barking Irons' Red Dead Redemption II Collection

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Dress Up Like An Outlaw With Barking Irons' Red Dead Redemption II Collection

Rockstar opened up its Red Dead Redemption II shop a few months back, which includes a variety of items themed to fit the game's Old West sensibilities. Today, the company announced its collaboration with clothing company Barking Irons. The clothier's Red Dead Redemption II collection features shirts and accessories designed with period-accurate flourishes.

The shirts pictured above will run you between $120-150, while the Henley below is priced at a comparatively more modest $92. The duffel is $325. While they're considerably more expensive than the usual silk-screened gaming fare you'll typically find at your local mall, these have the advantage of being a little more versatile than a T-shirt. Those are coming, too, but keep in mind that Barking Irons sells Billy Joel tees for $98.

You can check out the complete line here.

Jason Momoa's Aquaman Is Coming To Lego DC Super Villains

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Jason Momoa's Aquaman Is Coming To Lego DC Super Villains

Lego DC Super Villains (a Lego game that we think is pretty good!) is getting two DLC add-ons themed around the upcoming Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa as the titular man.

Aquaman Movie Part 1 will be available December 4 for season pass holders and includes themed levels and characters. The movie releases in theaters on December 21 and then the Aquaman Movie Part 2 pack releases January 8 for season pass holders. The packs can also be purchased together in a $5.99 bundle on January 8.

For more on Lego DC Super Villains, you can read our review here.

Nintendo Terminates Creator's Program In Favor Of Relaxed Guidelines

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Nintendo Terminates Creator's Program In Favor Of Relaxed Guidelines

Nintendo has had a storied struggle with the burgeoning days of Let's Plays and other kinds of video game content on streaming sites. The company believes that its intellectual property belongs solely to them in all forms, which lead to them absorbing advertiser revenue on any video that used Nintendo music or gameplay on video platforms. This eventually lead to what Nintendo seemed to feel was a middle ground with the Creator's Program, essentially splitting revenue from videos between themselves and the content creators. This had its own set of problems, not the least of which being that videos were submitted to Nintendo, which manually checked them for things like vulgar or explicit language.

Now it appears Nintendo is backing off from that idea and is trying to relax those stringent guidelines a little bit.

The new rules seem to completely do away with ContentID, YouTube's automatic copyright claim algorithm that immediately files claims for third parties based on audio and visual information from the video. In other words, just because you put up a video from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the awesome music from that game plays doesn't mean it will demonetize your video.