Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Lightsaber Has Been Updated Following E3 Feedback

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Lightsaber Has Been Updated Following E3 Feedback

Capping off our month of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order coverage, game director Stig Asmussen called into The Game Informer Show podcast to answer lingering questions from the community. One of the show's viewers asked about protagonist Cal Kestis' lightsaber, stating that the blade didn't deliver as much vibrancy as we usually see from these weapons.

More specifically, the blade apparently lacked the bright white light in its center. "We made a mistake on that one, and since then have fixed it," Asmussen said during the interview. "That was fair feedback and criticism. We've tweaked [the light], and also tweaked the shape of the lightsaber blade a little. You can see the difference right away."

You can check out that specific discussion in the timestamped video below.

Hasbro Unveils New Overwatch Ultimates Action Figures

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Hasbro Unveils New Overwatch Ultimates Action Figures

McCree, Junkrat, and Zarya are joining Hasbro's new (and popular) Overwatch Ultimates action figure line. The first of this six-inch series kicked off in a big way a couple of months ago, giving fans the chance to add Mercy, Reinhardt, Reaper, Lucio, Sombra, Pharah, Ana, and Soldier 76 to their collecting shelves. The second series, which will make its official debut at this year's San Diego Comic Con (running from July 18 to 21), introduces the heroes of note, and the series' first variation.

If you are in attendance at this show, and don't mind standing in lines for extended periods of time, you can purchase an exclusive version of Reinhardt at Hasbro's booth. This version isn't just a repaint. This sculpt gives Reinhardt a new head as well as his Bundeswehr skin and a gold hammer. No release date has been given for series two's figures yet, but you can take a look at all of them below.

Hunt: Showdown Leaves Early Access This August

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Hunt: Showdown Leaves Early Access This August

Crytek's horror multiplayer shooter Hunt: Showdown is exiting Early Access soon for a full release.

It was in Steam Early Access since last year, and in Xbox Game Preview earlier this year. Now, it's launching in full on both PC and Xbox One as of August 27. PlayStation 4 owners can get their hands on the game at an undisclosed time in the fall.

Hunt: Showdown casts players as bounty hunters who must slay a beast that haunts rural Louisiana, then bring back its head. You can watch us play a portion of it here as well as read our impressions from the early access PC build here

After Controversy With Exclusivity, Epic Pays Out Refunds For Shenmue III

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After Controversy With Exclusivity, Epic Pays Out Refunds For Shenmue III

Last month, YsNet and Deep Silver made the surprising revelation that Shenmue III on PC would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year. This in and of itself is not anything extraordinary, but the prominence of the game combined with the fact that it was Kickstarted with promised Steam codes, worked in concert to generate massive anger from fans of the game and people who were decidedly not fans of the Epic Game Store. YsNet, the developers of the game, were caught off guard by this backlash and promised to look into this decision.

This put YsNet into a precarious position: Epic paying for exclusivity likely paid for the game's delay and final polishing phase, which they seemingly needed for the title, but giving refunds to PC backers would rip-off the entire financial band-aid they just put on. Their solution was to ask backers who preferred not to use the Epic Games Store version, whether because of feature convenience or ethical precept, to switch to PlayStation 4 instead. That did not go over well. The other solution was to ask people who wanted Steam keys to wait a year. That also didn't go over well.

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Coming To Switch In November

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Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Coming To Switch In November

I haven't done a particularly good job of keeping up with the Layton series in terms of overall stories, but every so often I'll poke my head in and try and figure out what's going on. The last major inflection point for that mentality was when Layton's daughter came into the picture in a search for her father. And what better way to do that than through puzzles?

The 3DS and mobile title Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy is now coming to Switch after first releasing in 2017. Since the game was designed with a touchscreen in mind, you can play with said touchscreen in Switch portable mode. Otherwise, you can use the joycon motion control when docked. 

For the most part, the Switch version will look more or less identical to the HD iOS version released a few years ago, but will have the game's entire DLC catalog, 40 new puzzles, and 50 new outfits. There should still be a few graphical touch-ups, but you're really here for the puzzles. It is unknown if the Deluxe version will expand upon the game's somewhat loose narrative and cliffhanger ending.

The Next Issue Of The Walking Dead Comic Is Extremely Important To The Series

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The Next Issue Of The Walking Dead Comic Is Extremely Important To The Series

There's been a lot of talk about The Walking Dead comic recently, especially with the upcoming issue. Creator Robert Kirkman has been on Twitter talking up the importance of this release, but didn't really clarify why. We'll tell you why, but make sure you want to know first, because Kirkman for sure does not want you to know.

Details about this issue will more than likely start to leak today. If you’d prefer to not be spoiled, I would recommend being very careful online until the issue is released Wednesday. It’s a big issue in more ways than one. #understatementoftheyear pic.twitter.com/xSAr3EjR75

This upcoming issue, #193, ends the long-running series.

Division 2's Fifth Update Reveals New Exotics, Flashlights, And More

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Division 2's Fifth Update Reveals New Exotics, Flashlights, And More

Division 2's fifth update patch notes were unveiled yesterday, bringing a few changes to the game's on-going structure. Kicking off the update come two new main missions, Manning National Zoo and Camp White Oak, pitting agents against two enemy groups. The missions task you with eliminating Emeline Shaw and the Outcast who have holed up in Manning National Zoo,  and the Black Tusks and their leader in the woodland outskirts of D.C. 

Two new exotics have been added, the Diamondback Exotic Rifle and the BTSU Exotic Gloves. Exotics can now be dropped by Heroic Bosses as well. Two other weapons were added, the assault rifle Carbine 7 and a light machine gun, the Stoner LMG. 

The Washington National Airport raid received the Story difficulty, which is the easiest difficulty the game has to offer. Expeditions have been implemented as well; according to the patch notes, expeditions are "Expeditions are free events that bring players to unexplored locations around D.C. to discover new narrative and gameplay opportunities." They offer new collectables, boss mechanics, and more. 

The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you're a digital subscriber to our magazine, you can now learn new details about Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsersiPad/iPhone and Android devices to subscribers. Individual issue will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

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Limited Time Fort Truth Event Now Live In Rainbow Six Siege

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Limited Time Fort Truth Event Now Live In Rainbow Six Siege

From today until July 16, players can get in on the new limited-time event: Showdown. With a new 3v3 map, Fort Truth, players can choose to fight as The Law or The Graveltop Gang. In order to win, teams need to secure the area and the gold. Each round is going to be a fast-paced 90-second shootout.

Which side are you on, The Law, or The Lawbreakers? Face off on the new 3v3 map, Fort Truth, in the Rainbow Six Siege event: Showdown! Play this limited-time in-game event from July 2 - 16. pic.twitter.com/91bChBa9fx

Players can get a free Showdown Collection Pack just for logging in and a unique BOSG.12.2 weapon skin for completing a Ubisoft Club Challenge. For more on Rainbow Six Siege, check out what they brought to E3 2019.

Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed To 2020

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Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed To 2020

Cuphead continues to get more content by way of free updates, but fans were eagerly anticipating the launch of The Delicious Last Course, premium DLC that was announced last year for a 2019 release. However, developer Studio MDHR took to the Xbox Wire today to provide an update to fans, with one piece of information letting players know they'll need to wait just a bit longer than expected to dive into the new content.

"Our highest priority is making sure this new adventure meets the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for," co-director Chad Moldenhauer said in the Xbox Wire blog post. "We want to be absolutely certain that this next adventure feels at home in the world of Cuphead and is full of moments that surprise and delight players. Furthermore, the development of the original game taught us a great deal about the importance of making things in a way that's healthy and sustainable for the team."

The Delicious Last Course DLC is set to deliver new weapons, charms, and bosses on a new isle, as well as a completely new playable character, Ms. Chalice. This additional character has a distinct play style with unique abilities like a double jump, and will be playable across every isle in the game, giving players reason to revisit boss battles from the base game.