Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Schedule Released

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Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Schedule Released

Every year, Games Done Quick holds two events that are like time vampires that suck all your time for the very good cause of charity and still entertain you for a week with live speedruns around the clock. This year's Summer Games Done Quick just had its full schedule released, so you can start planning how little you're going to be able to sleep that week now. This year's schedule includes games like Kingdom Hearts III, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and opens strong with Spyro: Reignited Trilogy.

You can check out the full schedule here.

Perhaps most fascinating is the Link to the Past/Super Metroid combo randomizer, which is a randomized mashed together mincemeat pie of both games. Where you might expect to enter the first dungeon in A Link to the Past, you might instead enter Phanto's lair in Super Metroid, and thus is probably really confusing but compelling for people to watch. I wonder if you save the animals or become the animals.

Outgoing Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Opens His Own Twitter

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Outgoing Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Opens His Own Twitter

Two months ago, Reggie Fils-Aime announced that he would soon be retiring as the president of Nintendo of America. We're now officially at Fils-Aime's last day as Doug Bowser succeeds the 15-year Nintendo veteran, so people have bittersweet feelings about one of the most prominent faces of Nintendo hanging up his hat. Now you can tell him so using the magic of social media!

Fils-Aime has opened his own Twitter account for the first time. Presumably he had to strong-arm someone to get that username, but hey, he did say he was here to kick ass and take names all those years ago. He was eventually going to make good on that promise.

The legend started here ... my badge from E3, 2004. “My name is Reggie ...” pic.twitter.com/tSYAZcckW4

Overwatch Archives Trailer Showcases A Mission To Take Down Doomfist's Accountant

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Overwatch Archives Trailer Showcases A Mission To Take Down Doomfist's Accountant

Blizzard gave us our first teases of this year's Overwatch Archives event, titled Storm Rising, last week with a mission description from a newly-named character in the lore. Blizzard has now given us out first trailer of said mission, showing us what Overwatch players will be doing in the event taking place in the past.

The event, as described by Sojourn last week, was for Tracer, Genji, Mercy, and Winston to team up and take down Doomfist's accountant. You can watch the trailer below.

Much like the previous events, the mission looks like a four-player co-cop player vs. enemy mission pitting a designated team of you and your friends against a designed level. In this case, it is to take down the robot accountant of supervillain Doomfist as a way to get to Doomfist himself. You know it takes place in the past because people are going to jail for white collar crime.

Travis Touchdown Will Be A Pawn In Dragon's Dogma Switch

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Travis Touchdown Will Be A Pawn In Dragon's Dogma Switch

Go ahead and file this one in the "Alright, why not?" category, but No More Heroes-creator and Grasshopper Manufacture head Suda51 appeared on a Famitsu a livestream last night to talk about upcoming DLC for Travis Strikes Again, the Switch-exclusive No More Heroes semi-sequel. During the livestream, however, Suda also decided to announce some cosmetic collaborations, including Travis' inclusion as a pawn in the Switch version of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.

You can watch the full livestream of the event below. The announcement of Travis happens at 43:09.

Capcom made some unique assets for Travis, but they couldn't get his traditional sunglasses. They did, however, get the Power Glove and beam katana in. For those unfamiliar with Dragon's Dogma, pawns are essentially the game's AI-controlled party members. When connected online, you can rent pawns for an in-game cost to join your party and also allow your created pawn to be rented-out. Travis is a little different in that he's not being made by another player, but from Capcom, and does not seem like he will cost anything to bring into your world.

Square Enix Confirms Octopath Traveler PC Release Date

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Square Enix Confirms Octopath Traveler PC Release Date

Octopath Traveler released last summer on Switch. Recently, details about an upcoming PC port leaked on the Korean Ratings Board. Additionally, Square Enix posted a blog revealing the game's PC release date, but the post was quickly taken down.

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Today, however, Square dropped a trailer that legitimizes the aforementioned PC rumors: Octopath Traveler launches for PC on June 7. For those of you excited about the announcement, check out this in-depth analysis on how the game's music plays on nostalgia

Free-To-Play Forza Street Is Available Now For PC

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Free-To-Play Forza Street Is Available Now For PC

Last month, Turn 10 accidentally leaked news of a mobile and PC-centered Forza game called Forza Street. That game quietly launched on the Microsoft store today. The early details were true, and the game is a streamlined free-to-play racer. The store page mentions the game is a pick-up-and-play experience with shorter races for "anytime, anywhere."

Forza Street was initially rumored to release on iOS and Android in addition to PC, but so far only the PC version has made its way out. There is no word on the mobile versions, but I'd keep your eyes on your respective app stores if you're interested as I wouldn't be surprised if they followed close behind.

You can read our review of Forza Horizon 4 as well to know our thoughts on the previous entry in the series.

Take A Tour Of Star Wars Celebration: Day Four

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Take A Tour Of Star Wars Celebration: Day Four

My Final Day: The unwritten rule of Star Wars Celebration: When you get comfortable with stormtroopers walking next to you, it's time to go. I felt that way today. I didn't mind having Sith Lords wave to me or ewoks block my path. That all felt normal, which is a sensation that makes Star Wars Celebration special. Fans are here to celebrate in a variety of ways, many in elaborate cosplay costumes. They are as much a part of the event as Lucasfilm's big reveals.

My fourth day at the show was mostly uneventful, but I did finally get into the official Star Wars Store, which only had a 15-minute line during a panel. I was able to snag a few things (my favorite is the Sebulba shirt, which you'll see below). Otherwise, I walked around and made sure I saw everything of note.

Telltale Was Under “A Lot Of Pressure” To Duplicate The Walking Dead, Co-Founder Says

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Telltale Was Under “A Lot Of Pressure” To Duplicate The Walking Dead, Co-Founder Says

Telltale co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner recently spoke to us about the successes and downfalls of Telltale, as well as what led to its abrupt closure last year

Several problems existed internally at Telltale, including rampant crunch across the studio and stifled creativity. One of the major factors behind Telltale's limited risk-taking had to do with The Walking Dead's success.

Bruner explained that The Walking Dead, an award-winning game that helped put the developer on the map worldwide, was a "double-edged sword" for the studio. It brought great success but also unreasonable expectations and a cookie-cutter approach for subsequent games.

Ashly Burch To Reprise Her Role As Tiny Tina In Borderlands 3

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Ashly Burch To Reprise Her Role As Tiny Tina In Borderlands 3

Voice actress Ashly Burch is returning to reprise her role of Tiny Tina in Borderlands 3. This was confirmed today on Twitter by Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, who replied to a query from a fan.

Yes she has returned.

Tiny Tina is a fan-favorite among many ever since she first appeared in Borderlands 2. Tina also had her own DLC, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. Burch brought life to Tiny Tina with excellent voice acting that fleshed out the young character's explosive personality.