Fortnite Creative Mode Now Available For Everyone

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Fortnite Creative Mode Now Available For Everyone

Fortnite's Creative mode, the new third pillar of Fortnite focused on letting players create what they want with their own islands, is now available to everyone. When the mode was announced, it went up early for Battle Pass users on December 6, but can now be played by anyone with a Fortnite account (i.e. everyone).

In Creative mode, you create your island, invite friends over to check it out, and set it up for battle arenas. The actual creation part lets you fly around and copy and paste as you see fit, so you're not just relying on regular Fortnite gameplay to build your ideal island.

During The Game Awards last week, Epic revealed The Block, a space within Fortnite Battle Royale where the designers and community members choose the best Creative Mode island to place in the game. Your island could end up being played by millions of people if it's chosen for placement.

Todd McFarlane Says Spawn Is Coming To Mortal Kombat 11

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Todd McFarlane Says Spawn Is Coming To Mortal Kombat 11

Spawn, the supernatural superhero who was more demonic than super and also maybe not quite a hero, might be making an appearance in Mortal Kombat 11. The fighting game hasn't had a lot of details so far, but outside of the game's reveal trailer showing Raiden and two Scorpions, it appears we might be able to add comic book star Spawn to the list as well.

The news comes from a Reddit AMA with Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, who was quickly asked if the antihero would end up in the newly announced Mortal Kombat title.

"I believe he's on his way..." McFarlane answered, both cryptically and directly. He might not have realized it wasn't announced or simply doesn't care about the weird secrecy that video games envelop themselves in on a regular basis.

Metro Exodus Launching One Week Early

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Metro Exodus Launching One Week Early

Developer 4A Games announced today Metro Exodus has gone gold. But even more interesting is the news that the game will now be launching on February 15, one week earlier than originally planned.

The studio did not provide a specific reason for the change; according to the calendar, both dates put Metro up against competition. February 22 is Anthem's launch date, but February 15 has titles like Crackdown 3, Dead or Alive 6, and Far Cry New Dawn

To get an idea for what you'll see when you start Metro Exodus, watch the title sequence below (which 4A Games also revealed today).

Amazon Adds Sega App On Fire TV For Genesis Games

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Amazon Adds Sega App On Fire TV For Genesis Games

Amazon and Sega have announced today that the Fire TV, their streaming HDMI-connected box, will support Genesis games through an app. The app, simply titled Sega Classics, allows Amazon Fire TV to play through 25 Genesis games with just the hardware and the magic of the internet.

Fire TV owners purchase a Sega Classics bundle and get all 25 games to play on the Fire TV. While you don't need a controller and can just use the box's included remote, you can also sync a bluetooth controller of your choice to play, which probably sounds like the better option.

Check out the full games list below.

Digital Service Kartridge Partners With Indie Megabooth To Spotlight Games

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Digital Service Kartridge Partners With Indie Megabooth To Spotlight Games

Kartridge, the digital service lead by publisher Kongregate, has entered into a deal with Indie Megabooth to better surface and curate indie titles on the service. Indie Megabooth gathers indie titles and developers for major fan and industry shows to give indies that otherwise wouldn't get marketing attention some much-needed exposure. It appears they'll be doing roughly the same thing for Kartridge.

Indie Megabooth has a running list of alumni in their databases, indie developers that have worked with the organization before. Using this list, the company is working with Kongregate to spotlight those games for their service to show games people might otherwise not see.

"It’s no secret that I’m a firm believer in the power and importance of thoughtful curation," says Indie Megabooth CEO Kelly Wallick. "Not only is it important to address discoverability issues for indie devs, but diverse curation creates a welcoming environment for new fans to discover creatively accessible games and experiences."

Pokémon Go's Trainer Versus Trainer Combat Is Now Live

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Pokémon Go's Trainer Versus Trainer Combat Is Now Live

The long-promised feature of being able to fight against other trainers is now officially integrated into Pokémon Go.

#GOBattle ALERT: Trainers level 10 and up can now start their first Trainer Battles! pic.twitter.com/QnpDinKWM8

Niantic started rolling out the feature last night gating it based on player levels, but now it is fully integrated. You just have to have achieved at least level 10 to fight your fellow trainer.

NieR: Automata's 2B Joining Soulcalibur VI Soon

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NieR: Automata's 2B Joining Soulcalibur VI Soon

Bandai Namco has announced that killer android 2B from Square Enix's NieR: Automata is joining the Soulcalibur VI roster on December 18.

Not only is she another dangerous character for the fighter, but she's also bringing with her new parts for the character creation tool and new weapons and music.

2B is part of the game's season pass as well as a standalone add-on.

Spider-Man's Final DLC Coming Next Week

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Spider-Man's Final DLC Coming Next Week

Spider-Man's final chapter of The City That Never Sleeps DLC, entitled Silver Lining, comes out on December 21. Silver Sable is back to get her stolen tech from Hammerhead, and Spider-Man's in the middle.

The DLC also includes three new suits – Into the Spider-Verse (after the movie, naturally), Cyborg, and Aaron Aikman Spider-Armor. Silver Lining is going for $9.99 unless you already have the DLC bundle which costs $24.99.

For more on the game, check out Reiner's review as well as our impressions of the previous DLC chapters: The Heist and Turf Wars.

Tony Hawk Returns To Gaming With A Free-To-Play Mobile Game

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Tony Hawk Returns To Gaming With A Free-To-Play Mobile Game

After 2015's underwhelming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, the iconic skateboarder is making a return to video games on a smaller scale. Tony Hawk's Skate Jam is available today for iOS and Android devices as a free-to-play mobile game. You can download it right here.

Tony Hawk was apparently involved heavily in the game's development helping to optimize the controls. Hawk also picked the game's soundtrack. In a press release for the game, Hawk was quoted as saying, “I think players of my older games will enjoy the nostalgic feel, while younger, mobile-first players will love the online competitive element. The goal is to connect generations of skateboarding fans, casual players, and competitive gamers, and this game is the ideal platform for that.”

The game includes a career mode with 15 skate parks across five different regions, boss levels, 10 unlockable characters, and more than 30 unlockable boards. The game can be played offline, but there will also be online modes, and online tournaments with rewards like signed skateboards, and real-life shoutouts from the eponymous Tony Hawk, himself.

Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Spirit Event Is Themed After Glasses

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Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Spirit Event Is Themed After Glasses

Before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released, director Masahiro Sakurai talked a little bit about the spirit board, a bounty board for spirits that you could fight and then play a minigame to free. He advised checking back every so often as the spirit board refilled, but a notice in the game seems to better explain why: themed events happen sometimes.

The first theme is focusing on spirits wearing glasses of all kinds, including goggles and sunglasses. The way it is broken down still relies somewhat on random changes. Four spirits (James McCloud, Brittany, Jeff, and Brewster) appear at scheduled times. Other spirits, which I've listed below, will appear randomly and include the scheduled ones.

Most of these are available in the World of Light, but having extras lets you disassemble them for cores to feed to your spirits there.