Four New X-Men Coming To Marvel Strike Force

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Four New X-Men Coming To Marvel Strike Force

Update: The X-Men rollout to Marvel Strike Force has begun. FoxNext has also shared a new trailer showing off the abilities of the X-Men characters, as well as various pieces of new art. You can see those below.

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All Remaining Telltale Titles Being Removed From GOG Next Week

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All Remaining Telltale Titles Being Removed From GOG Next Week

The saga of Telltale's closure, which was done abruptly and without paying severance to its 500 employees, seems to be as episodic as the developer's games were when they were operating. This time, it looks like expiring licenses have caught up to Telltale's library and the games are likely to disappear from digital shelves soon, with GOG already announcing this to be the case.

In a statement on GOG's forums today, the digital distribution store did not mince words about what is happening.

"Sadly, we need to inform you that, due to company’s closure, all the remaining Telltale titles will be delisted from our catalog on Monday, May 27, 10am UTC. The titles are as follows: the Wolf Among Us, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Hector: Badge of Carnage, the Batman series, Sam & Max series, Puzzle Agent series, Tales from the Borderlands, and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People. For everyone who purchased any of said titles prior to delisting, the games will remain in their GOG library."

The Division 2's Raid Difficulty Is Not Going To Be Tweaked

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The Division 2's Raid Difficulty Is Not Going To Be Tweaked

Controversy sparked in The Division 2 community when it came to the game's raid difficulty. PC players managed to beat it five hours after Operation Dark Hours' launch, whereas it took console players three days. 

Though the group overall is persevering, it is still taking console players much longer to finish the raids. The numbers vary heavily between the amount of PC players and console players that have completed them. PC currently stands at 7,000 while PS4 and Xbox remain under 200.

The community remains divided between players embracing the challenge and console players demanding tweaks. But the developers have no plans of touching the difficulty at the moment despite the difference in numbers.

Loot Box Bill Officially Introduced To U.S. Senate

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Loot Box Bill Officially Introduced To U.S. Senate

Two weeks ago, U.S. senator Josh Hawley of Missouri announced an intention to bring legislation against video game loot boxes being allowed in games for minors. The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, or PCAGA, has been formally filed today and the text of the bill has been made available to the public for the first time, answering some questions but leaving a lot of wiggle room for many others.

You can find the full text of the bill here and a FAQ for it here. As it has not been formally read on the floor, it does not yet have a senate bill name, but it does have support from Republicans like Hawley as well as Democrats such as Ed Markey (D-Mass) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn). The bill does set out to do what Hawley described a few weeks ago, in that it establishes fines for any video game containing loot boxes or pay-to-win mechanics and even defines what those things look like.

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Grand Prize Winner Of Pokémon T-Shirt Contest Disqualified

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Grand Prize Winner Of Pokémon T-Shirt Contest Disqualified

This Monday, the Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo revealed the winners of their annual T-Shirt design competition, with 2019's theme being Pokémon. The winner, Li Wen Pei with his totem Magikarp and Gyrados design, would see his design in-game as a wearable T-shirt within the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield. However, following news that Li had previously made the design for phone cases before the contest, his design has been disqualified.

The contest's rules state that submitted designs must be made specifically for the contest, which Li's design unfortunately breaches.

Furthermore, no other contestants will receive the grand prize or see their designs in-game. The second prize is still second, third is still third, and so on.

Jessica Jones Season Three Gets June Release Date

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Jessica Jones Season Three Gets June Release Date

Netflix's Marvel era is coming to an end, and Jessica Jones will be its last hurrah. After the cancellation of Luke Cage, Daredevil, and The Punisher, Netflix has confirmed in a YouTube promo that Jessica Jones' third and final season will be coming in the first half of June. 

While very few details have been shared about what is to come, Rachel Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), and Carrie Anne-Moss (Jeri Hogarth) will be returning alongside Krysten Ritter as the titular super-powered private eye. It's safe to expect a trailer to drop sometime in the coming days. 

Netflix has been cancelling its Marvel shows in anticipation of Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, taking over Marvel TV production. Disney has already confirmed shows about Loki, Scarlet Witch and Vision, and Hawkeye. More shows in the Marvel universe are planned for the next few years.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Releases For PC This Summer, Consoles This Winter

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Releases For PC This Summer, Consoles This Winter

Panache Digital Games' Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, a game that tasks you with playing as a clan of apes through several generations, is releasing this summer for PC and in the winter for consoles.

This is the first title from Panache. The project is headed by Patrice Désilets, who is best known as the creative director of Assassin's Creed titles up until Brotherhood. Ancestors is about survival, as you travel through Africa in both its forestry and savannas. You use your instincts and skills to ward off predators and learn new ways to stay alive.

Ancestors releases for PC via the Epic Games store on August 27. As for consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), it arrives in December. You can read our preview from earlier this year by heading here.

Firewatch Publishers Introduce Inexplicably Crank-Based Gaming Handheld

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Firewatch Publishers Introduce Inexplicably Crank-Based Gaming Handheld

The idea of the preloaded console is not anything new, even before the days of licensed-but-why mini-Genesis units dusting up the floor of your local Target and Nintendo putting NES Minis on store shelves at their own personal whims. Consoles with preloaded libraries of time-release games are a little more novel, however, and consoles with preloaded libraries of time-release games with a crank are actually genuinely new.

Thus we come to the PlayDate, an all-yellow handheld from app developer Panic, whom you might know better as the publishers for Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game. Abruptly on Twitter today, the company revealed the new system, a Gameboy-like unit that comes with 12 games that release over a period of 12 weeks from developers like Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi and Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy creator, uh, Bennett Foddy.

The crank on the system doesn't actually power it in anyway, in case you had ideas in your head of being outside and running low on battery and churning it to buy another few minutes of gameplay. It is actually a control mechanism which some games will use and others will not and acts as an addition to the D-Pad and two face buttons on the front.

Jordans Make Their Way Into Fortnite

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Jordans Make Their Way Into Fortnite

The massive success of Fortnite is old news, but sports icons like Michael Jordan are still able to capitalize on its continued popularity with its latest promotion deal. "Game Recognize Game", Fortnite's sneak peak slogan for the mash-up, couldn't describe the deal better.

Following up the Avengers and John Wick, the Fortnite x Jordan event is showing what both parties can bring to the table. In the latest LTM, Downtown Drop, new cosmetics have hit the Fortnite store including the highly famed shoes. Though Michael Jordan has his name on this, the theme aims more towards skateboarding rather than basketball. Along with new character items, the event comes with an exclusive set of free challenges that give you rewards limited to this Michael Jordan promotion.

The event is currently live and ending on June 3rd at 5 pm CT. 

John Wick Creator Heading Up A Just Cause Film Adaptation

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John Wick Creator Heading Up A Just Cause Film Adaptation

Following in the footsteps of Detective Pikachu, Rico Rodriguez is next to recieve the movie treatment. 

German production company Constantin Film has acquired the rights to the Just Cause game franchise, eyeing the potential for a film franchise. Coming just a day after the announcement of John Wick 4, John Wick creator and writer Derek Kolstad has been signed to pen the script. Just Cause isn't the first Square Enix adaptation Kolstad has been attached to, either. In 2017, he was attached to write the pilot for a Hitman TV series for Hulu, though there is no word on the show's current status. 

This is not Constantin Film's first foray into the world of game adaptation, as the company is responsible for Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil franchise, which has netted over 1.2 billion dollars worldwide. This news also follows the $300 million dollar success of Warner Bros.' Detective Pikachu