Artifact Beta Pushed To Next Month

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Artifact Beta Pushed To Next Month

Although the official Artifact Twitter page lists the date for the game's beta period as "October," that timeframe is no longer accurate.

Players who received access to the beta by going this year's International Dota 2 tournament have had the game added to their accounts, although it's not yet playable. The notice informing them they've received the game, however, indicates the beta is coming November 19 - nine days before the game is due to release, and nearly a month after the aforementioned "October" period. "We have a bit more work to do before letting everyone in," the notice says. This likely also applies to those who received a beta access code by going to PAX West earlier this year.

For more on Artifact, check out our initial breakdown and impressions of its gameplay and real-money economy, an interview with its creators, and more recent impressions from PAX.

Listing For Dead Cells For Android Pops Up On Google Play Store, Gets Taken Down

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Listing For Dead Cells For Android Pops Up On Google Play Store, Gets Taken Down

Dead Cells, one of the most critically beloved roguelikes of the year, is the kind of quick-hit title that's perfect on the go, which currently means playing it on Switch. But, if a recent store listing is any indication, it could soon mean playing it on your phone.

Yesterday Android Police found a listing for the game on the Google Play store, indicating the game may be heading to Android. Although the link to the listing is now dead when using a browser, it used to take you to the store listing and letting "pre-register" to receive an alert when the game becomes available to play. The listing is likely a mistake that wasn't meant to be live for a while longer, which likely explains why it's been taking down.

However, knockoffs and such are a dime-a-dozen on mobile phones, which means this could have be a fake listing. The publisher/developer is listed as Playdigious instead of a Motion Twin, the original developer of the game. This could mean the listing illegitimate, but that seems unlikely, since the publisher has released several legitimate titles in the past on the platform, including White Night and the mobile version of Evoland II. More likely, Playdigious is handling either the publisher or the entire process of porting the game to mobile.

Listing For Dead Cells For Android Pops Up On Google Play Store, Gets Taken Down

about X hours ago from
Listing For Dead Cells For Android Pops Up On Google Play Store, Gets Taken Down

Dead Cells, one of the most critically beloved roguelikes of the year, is the kind of quick-hit title that's perfect on the go, which currently means playing it on Switch. But, if a recent store listing is any indication, it could soon mean playing it on your phone.

Yesterday Android Police found a listing for the game on the Google Play store, indicating the game may be heading to Android. Although the link to the listing is now dead when using a browser, it used to take you to the store listing and letting "pre-register" to receive an alert when the game becomes available to play. The listing is likely a mistake that wasn't meant to be live for a while longer, which likely explains why it's been taking down.

However, knockoffs and such are a dime-a-dozen on mobile phones, which means this could have be a fake listing. The publisher/developer is listed as Playdigious instead of a Motion Twin, the original developer of the game. This could mean the listing illegitimate, but that seems unlikely, since the publisher has released several legitimate titles in the past on the platform, including White Night and the mobile version of Evoland II. More likely, Playdigious is handling either the publisher or the entire process of porting the game to mobile.

Netflix Cancels Luke Cage Series After Two Seasons

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Netflix Cancels Luke Cage Series After Two Seasons

Although it still plans to produce shows based on the Marvel universe, the continuation of its current Luke Cage series isn't part of that plan.

Deadline reports Marvel and Netflix jointly announced their decisions to end the series prematurely. The third season was already in production at the time of the cancellation, with showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and a team of writers having already spent six months producing scripts for the series. Although the scripts incorporated suggestions from both Marvel and Netflix, the two parties reportedly weren't fans of where the current scripts were headed.

The cancellation comes in the wake of the recent ending of the Iron Fist Netflix series, though Jessica Jones and Daredevil are still slated to continue. This, along with the recent ending of Marvel's movie deal with the streaming company, may suggest things are afoot in terms of licence disagreements or shifting.

What To Watch This Weekend: League of Legends, Soulcalibur VI, And Tetris

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What To Watch This Weekend: League of Legends, Soulcalibur VI, And Tetris

There are some pretty cool things to watch this weekend, if you're willing to go outside your comfort zone. While League of Legends' World competition continues, we see the competitive premier of Soulcalibur VI, as well some big tournaments for some interesting, smaller games. Enjoy!

League of Legends' biggest tournament enters its quarterfinals stage, wherein the top eight teams duke it out to see who makes it to semifinals. (Stream / Schedule)

This week's big fighting game event is East Coast Throwdown, which not only has regular FGC mainstays Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball FighterZ, but is also the first major to have a post-release tournament for Soulcalibur VI. Let's see those day-two strategies! (Streams and Schedule)

Developer Splash Damage Ends Development On Dirty Bomb

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Developer Splash Damage Ends Development On Dirty Bomb

The multiplayer PC shooter Dirty Bomb has enjoyed ups and downs. As one of the early success stories of Early Access, Dirty Bomb enjoyed a big enough player base to push it through beta into full release in August 2017. Unfortunately, the player base didn't stick around from the game's height and long-term support has become unfeasible.

The game was intended to act as a Games as a Service title with continued development and support. In a post on their website, developer Splash Damage explained why they can't continue working on the game.

"After regaining publishing rights for DB nearly two years ago, we staffed up a load of developers and tried our best to deliver a Dirty Bomb experience that would be feature-rich with tons of new content, while maintaining its great gameplay feel & balance," the post reads. "Unfortunately, despite all the added time and resources, there were some challenges we couldn’t overcome, and we were not able to make DB the success that we hoped it could be. The bottom line is that we can’t financially justify continuing to work on the game we love."

Weekend Warrior – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

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Weekend Warrior – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

The Game Informer editors are trying to play a ton of games before Red Dead Redemption II releases next Friday. The nostalgia bug is going around, and Dark Souls: Remastered on Switch is on a lot of people’s minds. We're all definitely still making time to create new gaming memories, though. Return of the Obra Dinn, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Soulcalibur VI, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Spider-Man also appear on this weekend’s must-play list.

Let us know what you're doing this weekend in the comments below!

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’m continuing to push through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which I’m still loving. I feel bad, because I’ve been pouring all my time into Odyssey, which means I’ve neglected Forza Horizon 4. Maybe this weekend I’ll be able to carve some time out to play that and Soulcalibur VI, but I’ve also been getting the itch to start a replay of Breath of the Wild. Oh no.

Weekend Warrior – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

The Game Informer editors are trying to play a ton of games before Red Dead Redemption II releases next Friday. The nostalgia bug is going around, and Dark Souls: Remastered on Switch is on a lot of people’s minds. We're all definitely still making time to create new gaming memories, though. Return of the Obra Dinn, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Soulcalibur VI, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Spider-Man also appear on this weekend’s must-play list.

Let us know what you're doing this weekend in the comments below!

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’m continuing to push through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which I’m still loving. I feel bad, because I’ve been pouring all my time into Odyssey, which means I’ve neglected Forza Horizon 4. Maybe this weekend I’ll be able to carve some time out to play that and Soulcalibur VI, but I’ve also been getting the itch to start a replay of Breath of the Wild. Oh no.

Insomniac Caves On Puddlegate, Admits Spider-Man Needs More Puddles

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Insomniac Caves On Puddlegate, Admits Spider-Man Needs More Puddles

While earlier we found out that today's Spider-Man update includes a new game+ mode and a new difficulty, it also includes some features that were kept out of the update notes. The new update includes some photo mode improvements, like the ability to access photo mode quick, to rotate stickers, and even a few new stickers themselves.

The game's lead UI artist, Gil Doron, showed off the new change in a tweet.

We have a new patch today! Not only do we have NG+, but we added a bunch of stuff in Photo Mode, including: stickers
frames
rotation for stickers
shortcut to Photo Mode with the D-Pad...
...and I fixed this for you :) pic.twitter.com/SW7Jxrxab6

Insomniac Caves On Puddlegate, Admits Spider-Man Needs More Puddles

about X hours ago from
Insomniac Caves On Puddlegate, Admits Spider-Man Needs More Puddles

While earlier we found out that today's Spider-Man update includes a new game+ mode and a new difficulty, it also includes some features that were kept out of the update notes. The new update includes some photo mode improvements, like the ability to access photo mode quick, to rotate stickers, and even a few new stickers themselves.

The game's lead UI artist, Gil Doron, showed off the new change in a tweet.

We have a new patch today! Not only do we have NG+, but we added a bunch of stuff in Photo Mode, including: stickers
frames
rotation for stickers
shortcut to Photo Mode with the D-Pad...
...and I fixed this for you :) pic.twitter.com/SW7Jxrxab6