THQ Nordic May Revive Carmageddon Franchise

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THQ Nordic May Revive Carmageddon Franchise

The THQ Nordic has been on a bit of a shopping spree this year acquiring Helsinki-based developer Bugbear last month, rights to Kingdoms of Amalur in September, and Timesplitters and Second Sight properties back in August. Even with all of these new projects, THQ Nordic couldn't resist adding to its collection. The company announced today that it bought the rights to Carmageddon. 

A demolition derby disguised as a racing game, Carmagedon first released in 1997 and inspired a slew of ports and sequels. In 2012, Stainless Games proved that love for the franchise was still alive and well when it launched a successful Kickstarter for Carmageddon: Reincarnation. They reached their $400,000 goal in just 10 days and the Kickstarter made over $600,000 by the end. Carmagedon's long legacy of changing hands continues with Stainless Games - which acquired the rights back in 2011 - giving the steering wheel over to THQ Nordic. 

It is still unclear what the company wants to do with the title, but this deal could mean a new entry in the series is on the horizon. 

Nearly A Half-Dozen Games To Release During The Kinda Funny Games Showcase

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Nearly A Half-Dozen Games To Release During The Kinda Funny Games Showcase

The Kinda Funny Games Showcase airs on Twitch this Saturday at 10 a.m. PT. This show will give viewers a look at over 60 games, and nearly a half dozen of them will officially release during the show, meaning you can play them that day. Hosted by Kinda Funny's Greg Miller and Tim Gettys, the Showcase is expected to run for one hour, and is designed to fill the void for PlayStation Experience, which is usually held this week, but will not be happening this year.

“I've always loved how Geoff's Game Awards dovetail with PlayStation's PSX," says Miller. "The Game Awards take care of all the huge news, announcements, and trailers, and then PSX offers a lower key, fan/dev-focused event where other – often smaller – games can shine. With it taking 2018 off, we thought it would be a great opportunity to take it upon ourselves to offer game makers a platform to celebrate their work.”

Kinda Funny hasn't revealed which games will be a part of the program, but Sega, Devolver Digital, Drinkbox Studios, and Bithell Games are just some of the studios that will be featured. Miller and Sega took to Twitter to tease a possible Yakuza announcement for the show.

Starbreeze CEO Steps Down Amid Struggles

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Starbreeze CEO Steps Down Amid Struggles

Starbreeze – developer of Overkill's The Walking Dead and Payday 2 – has announced that CEO Bo Andersson has stepped down and deputy CEO Mikael Nermark appointed as action CEO by the board of directors. The company is in significant financial straits after the poor performance of Overkill's The Walking Dead.

Starbreeze has filed for reconstruction in a Stockholm, Sweden district court (which was approved) to help the company, and a week ago Starbreeze announced it was performing a financial review.

Starbreeze chairman Michael Hjorth pointed out that Nermark could be just the person to lead them out of their current predicament. "Mikael is a strong leader internally and I have the outmost confidence in him. During his tenure as CEO in previous years, he implemented a comprehensive restructuring and repositioned the company from work for hire to game development based on proprietary IP."

Fan-Made Overwatch Animated Short Pokes Fun At Torbjörn

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Fan-Made Overwatch Animated Short Pokes Fun At Torbjörn

A couple months ago, Overwatch's Torbjörn received a number of significant changes that allows him to move quicker, take more hits, gives him a higher shooting rate, and a new Ultimate that melts enemies in a pool of lava.

However, some players find this new edge is a bit much, making Torbjörn a frustrating opponent. An animated short from YouTuber dopawto reflects this sentiment in a comedic way.

In the video, we see Torbjörn go against several others like Junkrat and McCree, taking each down without trouble. 

Tekken 7 Trailers Show Negan, Marduk, And Armor King In Action

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Tekken 7 Trailers Show Negan, Marduk, And Armor King In Action

A slew of trailers were shown off today alongside some exciting announcements at the Tekken World Tour Finals. It was revealed that Armor King and Craig Marduk are joining the roster as of tomorrow, with Julia coming later on (she didn't get a trailer).

You can watch Marduk and Armor King's respective character reveal trailers for season 2 down below:

Though he was previously announced at EVO 2018, today is the first time we see Negan (of The Walking Dead) in action. You can watch his cinematic debut below:

YouTuber Creates Amazing Replicas Of Kratos' Blades Of Chaos

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YouTuber Creates Amazing Replicas Of Kratos' Blades Of Chaos

Whether you're into cosplaying or just want to swing around Kratos' signature weapons from the God of War series, this video can help you out.

YouTuber Odin Makes is best known for his pop-culture and video game-themed replicas. With an impressive attention to detail while using even basic materials like foam, Odin makes Kratos' Blades of Chaos look amazing.

This isn't the first time Odin's dabbled with God of War-related replicas. He previously made Kratos' weapon from the latest God of War, the Leviathan Axe. It even lights up!

Firewatch Is Coming To Switch Later This Month

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Firewatch Is Coming To Switch Later This Month

Developer Campo Santo recently announced that Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch later this month. By mid-December, you can take on the role of Henry as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness while on the go. You can, for example, hike while hiking virtually.

Campo Santo had previously teased earlier this year that it was working on a Nintendo Switch version, but no date was mentioned outside of hinting that it would be "soon." The team has finally confirmed that it'll be available on the Switch as of December 17.

Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 17th! We'll be in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Japan eShops. pic.twitter.com/BJvPnTd4KU

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Part 2 Gets First Teaser, Returns Next Spring

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Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Part 2 Gets First Teaser, Returns Next Spring

A new trailer for the second season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has dropped, and it looks awesome. Sabrina made a lot of big changes last season and many were difficult choices. One in particular is setting her on a path of witchy darkness, which looks to be the focus of the next season.

She isn't the only one sporting a new look and making big changes. We see glimpses of Rosalind and Harvey in what looks like a flirtatious encounter and aunt Hilda seems to have newfound confidence.

With the trailer to the tune of Cherry Bomb, we just can't help but love it. For more on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, read about the upcoming holiday episode.

Mechwarrior 5:Mercenaries Unleashes Its War Next Fall

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Mechwarrior 5:Mercenaries Unleashes Its War Next Fall

Good news, mecha fans: the latest entry in the long-running mech-focused simulator series has a release date. Bad news: it's gonna be a bit of a wait.

Today during Mech_Con, developer Piranha Games revealed that Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries will be released on September 10. They also showcased a trailer that you can watch right here:

For more on Mechwarrior 5, check out what we thought about our time with the game here.