Shenmue III Gets August 2019 Release Date

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Shenmue III Gets August 2019 Release Date

Devoted fans of Yu Suzuki's epic saga Shenmue have waited nearly two decades for the conclusion to Ryo Hazuki's tale of revenge. While long-suffering fans of the series can take solace in the fact they finally have a release date for Shenmue III, it's more than a year away.

According to a new trailer, Shenmue III is releasing on PlayStation 4 and PC on August 27, 2019. You can see the trailer, which teases Ryo's final showdown with Lan Di below.

For more on Shenmue III, check out our interview with Yu Suzuki from E3 2015 on the day it was announced.

Luigi's Mansion On 3DS Coming In October

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Luigi's Mansion On 3DS Coming In October

Luigi's Mansion is coming back on the 3DS on October 12, resurrecting the original GameCube title from 2001.

The game is updated slightly with new features like a the bottom touchscreen of the handheld hosting a map, and the ability to re-challenge already defeated boss ghosts in Gallery Battle mode.

Luigi's Mansion On 3DS Coming In October

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Luigi's Mansion On 3DS Coming In October

Luigi's Mansion is coming back on the 3DS on October 12, resurrecting the original GameCube title from 2001.

The game is updated slightly with new features like a the bottom touchscreen of the handheld hosting a map, and the ability to re-challenge already defeated boss ghosts in Gallery Battle mode.

Watch Xbox's Gamescom Press Conference Here

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Watch Xbox's Gamescom Press Conference Here

Gamescom is officially underway in Cologne, Germany, and Microsoft is one of many companies with new games and surprises to share. You can see what Microsoft has planned for the show in today's press conference, which kicks off at 7:30 a.m. PT. You can watch it on Mixer, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch, which we've embedded below.

Unannounced games are expected to be shown today, and Microsoft will also unveil new content for Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, and State of Decay 2. Game creators will also be a part of the show to give you a deeper insight into their projects.

Watch Xbox's Gamescom Press Conference Here

about X hours ago from
Watch Xbox's Gamescom Press Conference Here

Gamescom is officially underway in Cologne, Germany, and Microsoft is one of many companies with new games and surprises to share. You can see what Microsoft has planned for the show in today's press conference, which kicks off at 7:30 a.m. PT. You can watch it on Mixer, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube, which we've embedded below.

Unannounced games are expected to be shown today, and Microsoft will also unveil new content for Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, and State of Decay 2. Game creators will also be a part of the show to give you a deeper insight into their projects.

Twitch Prime Pulls Ad-Free Options After September 14

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Twitch Prime Pulls Ad-Free Options After September 14

By virtue of having Amazon Prime, a lot of Twitch members have Twitch Prime as well, a natural conclusion with Twitch's parent company being the massive online retailer and all. One of the benefits of Twitch Prime had, since its initial introduction, been the ability to avoid ads while still contributing monetarily to the service and streamers. In an announcement today, Twitch has revealed plans to remove that particular benefit of Twitch Prime.

"As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits," the Twitch blog post reads. "As a result, universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14."

The decision, Twitch says, came down to supporting streamers, which the blog post explains can now "strengthen and expand" their advertising opportunities without a large number of Twitch Prime subscribers choosing to opt out of advertisements. The reasoning is decidedly strange, as Twitch had previously made it clear to broadcasters that, even though Twitch Prime subscriptions were not seeing the ads, the streamers were still getting revenue for them. Twitch removed that wording and information from their FAQ today ahead of the announcement, but an archived version can be found here.

Twitch Prime Pulls Ad-Free Options After September 14

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Twitch Prime Pulls Ad-Free Options After September 14

By virtue of having Amazon Prime, a lot of Twitch members have Twitch Prime as well, a natural conclusion with Twitch's parent company being the massive online retailer and all. One of the benefits of Twitch Prime had, since its initial introduction, been the ability to avoid ads while still contributing monetarily to the service and streamers. In an announcement today, Twitch has revealed plans to remove that particular benefit of Twitch Prime.

"As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits," the Twitch blog post reads. "As a result, universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14."

The decision, Twitch says, came down to supporting streamers, which the blog post explains can now "strengthen and expand" their advertising opportunities without a large number of Twitch Prime subscribers choosing to opt out of advertisements. The reasoning is decidedly strange, as Twitch had previously made it clear to broadcasters that, even though Twitch Prime subscriptions were not seeing the ads, the streamers were still getting revenue for them. Twitch removed that wording and information from their FAQ today ahead of the announcement, but an archived version can be found here.

Overwatch Having A Free Week On Xbox One, New Animated Short On Wednesday

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Overwatch Having A Free Week On Xbox One, New Animated Short On Wednesday

If you own an Xbox One and have been looking for a competitive FPS to play around with for a week, Blizzard has you covered. From now until August 27, you can play Overwatch for free on the Xbox One.

Starting this Thursday, show off your heroic chops—Overwatch will be free to play through August 27: https://t.co/CpP7HG2MSX pic.twitter.com/tAuWwWAebD

Microsoft refers to this as a free weekend, which is technically true as it does encompass the weekend, just also a lot more. You do still need an Xbox Gold subscription to play, but if you're trying to kill some time or haven't tried Overwatch, the newcomer Wrecking Ball has just been introduced. Might as well take him for a spin.

Overwatch Having A Free Week On Xbox One, New Animated Short On Wednesday

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Overwatch Having A Free Week On Xbox One, New Animated Short On Wednesday

If you own an Xbox One and have been looking for a competitive FPS to play around with for a week, Blizzard has you covered. From now until August 27, you can play Overwatch for free on the Xbox One.

Starting this Thursday, show off your heroic chops—Overwatch will be free to play through August 27: https://t.co/CpP7HG2MSX pic.twitter.com/tAuWwWAebD

Microsoft refers to this as a free weekend, which is technically true as it does encompass the weekend, just also a lot more. You do still need an Xbox Gold subscription to play, but if you're trying to kill some time or haven't tried Overwatch, the newcomer Wrecking Ball has just been introduced. Might as well take him for a spin.

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Gears for Breakfast has released a new video about their 3D platformer A Hat in Time, which is filled to the brim with news, including for new DLC, new modes, and a Nintendo Switch version.

The trailer, which you can see below, announces a brand new DLC expansion for the game titled Seal the Deal. There's also new time rifts introduced to the game, and a "Nostalgia Badge," which filters the game to look like a N64 platformer. If you're a fan of visual filters, you will enjoy the new ones added to the game's photo mode.

As mentioned before, the trailer also mentions a new split-screen co-op mode, as well, and finally announces the Switch version. A Switch port has been denied multiple times since the game's release last year by the developers, but it appears they have finally acquiesced to Switch fans hoping for a release. It is only listed as the "near future," however.