Super Mario Odyssey And Breath Of The Wild Getting VR Modes Via Labo

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Super Mario Odyssey And Breath Of The Wild Getting VR Modes Via Labo

A few weeks back, Nintendo announced the surprise Labo VR, a homemade VR kit that puts a Switch in a cardboard visor and allows it to act as a headset. While Nintendo's been fairly quiet about it since announcement, especially considering it comes out in just a matter of weeks, they have just announced that traditional games will also support VR modes; namely, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Experience 2 beloved games in new ways with the Toy-Con VR Goggles from the #NintendoLabo: VR Kit! https://t.co/be8xudP2PK pic.twitter.com/M0C6w59lIT

While the trailer is a little unclear, it appears Super Mario Odyssey is just some VR modes and minigames, like note collection. With the seeming lack of a headstrap, Nintendo clearly doesn't want players spending too long inside the cardboard VR world. Zelda, however...it is not obvious how that game is supporting VR. It seems to just be a visor for the actual gameplay that relegates camera control to head movement.

Prince Harry Calls To Ban Fortnite

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Prince Harry Calls To Ban Fortnite

There's a number of people that really dislike Fortnite for whatever reason and that's fine, but there's disliking Fortnite and there's giving a prepared speech where you call for it to be banned. That's exactly what the Duke of Sussex and sixth in the line of succession for the British throne did at a YMCA event in London.

"It shouldn't be allowed," Harry told the crowd, referring to Fortnite. "Where is the benefit of having it in your household? It's created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible and it's so irresponsible. It's like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down."

It is unknown to whom Prince Harry is requesting Fortnite be banned.

Super Meat Boy Forever Will Miss April Release Date

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Super Meat Boy Forever Will Miss April Release Date

Super Meat Boy Forever, the runner-based follow-up to Super Meat Boy which has long been in development, will be held back just a little bit longer. Team Meat has announced that the game won't be making its targeted April release date.

The news comes from a tweet made by the developers today making a somewhat apologetic but mostly explanatory statement about the delay.

We're almost done, but not quite there yet. pic.twitter.com/vm7q10Xd0n

Mike Tyson Thinks There's A New Punch-Out And Is Not Happy

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Mike Tyson Thinks There's A New Punch-Out And Is Not Happy

When writing news, I often have to fight the urge to start some stories with the words "for some reason," but there's times where it's extremely warranted. For some reason, Mike Tyson has said he has heard about a new Punch-Out game, and is upset that Nintendo has not contacted him about it.

heard @Nintendo was doing the new “Punch Out” without even contacting me. it wont be the same. my knockouts made the game. thats whack.

To be clear, Nintendo has not announced a new Punch-Out game, so if one exists, Mike Tyson has leaked one without it actually being announced. But then you kind of have to ask yourself: why on Earth would Mike Tyson know about a new Punch-Out game? Tyson has not been involved with the series since Punch-Out on the NES relaunched without him, replacing his name in the title and his boss fight at the end of the game. While the popular theory is that Tyson's criminal conviction for rape was the reason for this change, replacing Tyson with Mr. Dream was done two years before said conviction, and it was most likely a contract issue at the time.

Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Adaptation Gets A Cast Announcement

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Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Adaptation Gets A Cast Announcement

A few months ago, Netflix announced that they would be adapting the 1998 classic anime series Cowboy Bebop into a live-action western show for the streaming service. There has been plenty of speculation and memes about the possible casting for the show, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears we may have our first look at the cast and it's surprisingly alright.

As THR reports, the role of Spike Spiegel, the protagonist and space bounty hunter, is being played by John Cho. Cho is probably best known for films like Harold & KumarStar Trek, and Searching. His bounty-hunting partner, Jet Black, will be played by Luke Cage's Mustafa Shakir, who was also in the TV adaptation of American Gods. Faye Valentine is played by Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom's Daniella Pineda, while Shakespearean actor Alex Hassell will play Spike's villainous rival Vicious.

Still no word on who will be cast as the Bebop's hacker, Radical Edward.

Despite New Content, Starlink's Low Sales Mean No More Toys

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Despite New Content, Starlink's Low Sales Mean No More Toys

Ubisoft was betting pretty big on Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the spaceship-based toys-to-life game that came out long after most would say the toys-to-life bubble had burst. The game showed up at two E3 press conferences, featuring Nintendo's Star Fox for surprisingly interwoven content in the Switch version, and released with fairly decent quality toys late last year. Unfortunately, fans who were expecting more toys for their shelves and their controllers will be disappointed.

In a surprisingly-candid blog post that went up late last night, Ubisoft confirmed that Starlink didn't sell well enough to continue design and production for new toys. Despite future content, like a Star Fox expansion that pits Fox's teammates against Star Wolf's team, there won't be any new ships or figures to go along with it.

"Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations," the Starlink development team writes. "Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future."

Metal Gear: Survive's Wanderer Gets Put In Its Place: Your Shelf

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Metal Gear: Survive's Wanderer Gets Put In Its Place: Your Shelf

If you already have Metal Gear's iconic villains lining your shelf and have room for one more, Metal Gear: Survive's wanderer is looking to fill that space. 

The primary enemy in Metal Gear: Survive's eerie Dite, is the crytalized wanderer, which is being made available in a highly-detailed 1/6 scale statue by Gecco. For $299.99 (the price of brand new PlayStation 4 at the time of this writing) this 12.5 inch statue with built-in LED in the head can make a very particular statement in your home.

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Fan-Favorite Titanfall 2 Weapon Coming To Apex Legends

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Fan-Favorite Titanfall 2 Weapon Coming To Apex Legends

Apex Legends had some pretty hefty server issues yesterday. Alongside player progression being temporarily reset, it appears that the game also leaked a forthcoming weapon.

Anyone who's played a fair amount of Titanfall 2 is probably familiar with the L-STAR, a light machine gun that uses energy as projectiles. The powerful, if unwieldy, weapon has been the catalyst of many a kill streak in Attrition mode. Players discovered what it looks like an early leak for the weapon in Apex Packs (Legends' loot box, basically):

A few players were getting LStar skins before the servers went down.
They prolly erased everything to remove the skins I guess. You'll get back the rest of the stuff though. #ApexLegends #ApexLegendsleaks #ApexPartner #ApexLegendsBattleRoyale #Apexlegendsseason1 pic.twitter.com/cyfsz3Nsp3

Pokémon Go Fest Returns To Chicago This June

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Pokémon Go Fest Returns To Chicago This June

For the third consecutive year, Niantic is holding Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago. From June 13 through 16, trainers are invited to descend upon Chicago's Grant Park to complete in-game challenges, earn rewards, and hopefully catch rare Pokémon. Last year, trainers found Torkoal, Unown, and Celebi had migrated to Chicago for the festival. If the image above gives us an idea of what to expect from this year's spawns, Hippopotas and Pachirisu will be in attendance.

Pokémon Go Fest is just the first leg of Niantic's summer tour, which then heads to Dortmund, Germany for from July 4 to July 7. If you can't attend either festival, global events will be happening at the same time, and all players will be working together for special rewards.

Escaped Chasm Is A New, Small Game From Undertale's Lead Artist

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Escaped Chasm Is A New, Small Game From Undertale's Lead Artist

A lot of people, myself included, tend to unfairly refer to 2015's Undertale as a game made by one person, Toby Fox. One of the the other creators that helped make that game the well-loved classic so popular is Temmie Chang, the game's lead artist. Chang has now released a game of her own with some other developers called Escaped Chasm and you can pay what you want for the game.

The game is a very lo-fi, sad, short story that I don't want to give too much away about. However, you can check out this small trailer/montage below to get a sense of the game before playing it.

You can find the game on itch.io right now and Undertale fans will be pleased to know it features music from Toby Fox. There's a few different endings and the possibility is left open for a sequel or a fuller version of the game in the future, so Escaped Chasm could be an indie hit in its own right someday, too.