Multiplayer Portal-Shifting Shooter Splitgate Launches May 22

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Multiplayer Portal-Shifting Shooter Splitgate Launches May 22

Splitgate: Arena Warfare has had a ton of opportunities for players to check it out in the form of pre-release sessions and access, but the free-to-play title is launching for real later this month on May 22 on Steam.

While the world has no shortage of shooter fare for players to explore right now, Splitgate features a robust portal mechanic that allows for planning, mobility, and a ton of twisting gameplay situations that set it apart. Check out the new trailer below for a look at the game and read a preview of our experiences with the game here.

Original Devil May Cry Coming To Switch

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Original Devil May Cry Coming To Switch

Capcom has announced through the official Devil May Cry 5 Twitter account that the company is releasing the original Devil May Cry (2001) on the Switch this summer.

The game has previously been remastered twice as part of larger collections featuring the first three titles in the series, but so far the Switch is only getting the franchise's first installment. 

Interestingly, previously Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno said it didn't make sense to have Dante in the Super Smash Bros. fighting series because Devil May Cry hasn't appeared on a Nintendo system. Perhaps this is the first step in making that happen.

Upcoming Sony State Of Play Episode Showing Off New Game, MediEvil Update

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Upcoming Sony State Of Play Episode Showing Off New Game, MediEvil Update

Sony is holding a State of Play presentation on Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. Pacific, and although the company says it's only 10 minutes long, the episode features another look at the MediEvil remake and a new title.

We'll have to wait and see exactly what the new game is, but Sony is already saying it won't pertain to the next PlayStation. Today's State of Play announcement specifically says: "Don't expect any updates relating to our next-generation plans this time. Sorry!"

Sony is not appearing at the annual E3 trade convention in June, so it looks like these episodes will be the primary way the company disseminates info for the foreseeable future.

Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters In Apex Legends

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Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters In Apex Legends

Late last week, Respawn posted a development update on Reddit that said the studio has cracked down on cheaters in Apex Legends. According to the post, Respawn has banned over 770,000 accounts on PC since the game's launch in February.

The developer has also blocked more than 300,000 account creations related to cheating or spamming. 4,000 of those accounts were associated with cheat selling. Respawn says that matches that are normally affected by cheaters and spammers have been reduced to half this last month, thanks to anti-cheat efforts.

Respawn has been working closely with EA's security and fraud team to crack down on cheaters, as well as with developers from EA DICE, EA Vancouver's FIFA team, and EA Capital Games.

Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters On Apex Legends

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Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters On Apex Legends

Late last week, Respawn posted a development update on Reddit that said the studio has cracked down on cheaters in Apex Legends. According to the post, Respawn has banned over 770,000 accounts on PC since the game's launch in February.

The developer has also blocked more than 300,000 account creations related to cheating or spamming. 4,000 of those accounts were associated with cheat selling. Respawn says that matches that are normally affected by cheaters and spammers have been reduced to half this last month, thanks to anti-cheat efforts.

Respawn has been working closely with EA's security and fraud team to crack down on cheaters, as well as with developers from EA DICE, EA Vancouver's FIFA team, and EA Capital Games.

Epic Giving Away Free Glider After Buggy Unvaulting Event

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Epic Giving Away Free Glider After Buggy Unvaulting Event

To make up for yesterday's buggy in-game Unvaulting event, Epic Games is giving away a free glider to Fortnite players as an apology.

The Unvaulting event saw players go to Loot Lake and vote to bring the drum gun back into the item pool from the vault. However, many players weren't able to witness the event at all because of technical issues.

In response, Epic is offering the Arcana Glider (worth 1,200 V-Bucks) to anyone that was in the Unvaulting Playlist, regardless of whether they missed out or not. If you've already bought the glider beforehand, you'll be refunded. The glider or refund should appear in players' accounts in "the coming days."

Respawn Confirms Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Shown At EA Play

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Respawn Confirms Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Shown At EA Play

EA and Respawn have confirmed that Jedi: Fallen Order will have its first gameplay reveal during this year's E3. The reveal is to happen during EA Play, which kicks off June 7.

This is exciting news, since the most we've seen from the game so far is a cinematic trailer from last month.

Mark your calendars, your first look at #StarWarsJediFallenOrder gameplay will be next month at EA Play and E3! More details to come. #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/NZhVEpJG7m

PlayStation Creates Real-Life Version Of The Bike From Days Gone

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PlayStation Creates Real-Life Version Of The Bike From Days Gone

PlayStation Nordic recently put together a team of gearheads and gave them an interesting challenge: build the bike from Day's Gone in real-life.

In Days Gone, Deacon St. John's bike helps him avoid freaker hordes as well as quickly get around the large open world. It has a grungy aesthetic that appropriate fits the post-apocalyptic world it exists in. 

The real-life version of the bike was built in Denmark, and the team had just 48 hours to complete it. The result is nothing less than impressive. 

What Would Overwatch Be Like With Portal Guns?

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What Would Overwatch Be Like With Portal Guns?

Thanks to Symmetra, Overwatch already has portals in it, but they're not exactly the kind that flings you around the room at high speed like we've seen in Portal. Recently, however, a couple players worked together to change this: they made a working Portal gun in Overwatch Workshop.

These custom-made portals conserve momentum, meaning they can launch you in the air when entered at full speed. Creators andygmb and Lymbow have clarified on Reddit that it is still just a prototype. For example, you can't currently jump through other players' portals. 

Check out a short video of the creation below.

17,000 Pokémon Go Players Collect 145 Tons Of Trash For Earth Day

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17,000 Pokémon Go Players Collect 145 Tons Of Trash For Earth Day

For the second year in a row, Pokémon Go players banded together to help clean up communities around the world for Earth Day. Niantic's expectations were exceeded when over 17,000 players united for the event and collected 145 tons of trash. 

From April 13 to 28, Niantic provided limited-time special events to encourage players to clean up. If 2,000 players joined, more ground-type Pokémon would appear in the wild. At 5,000 players, shiny Digletts would appear within 48 hours of the goal being reached. Finally, if 7,000 players joined, Groudon would appear in raids, and both stardust and candy would double for the events. All of these milestones were reached.

 Players volunteered a total of 41,000 collective hours to collect trash, and 41 countries participated.