Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Is Releasing June 13, New Amiibo Introduced

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Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Is Releasing June 13, New Amiibo Introduced

At the close of the Nintendo-run Splatoon 2 tournament at E3, Nintendo announced that the anticipated DLC expansion for the game would in fact be released tomorrow on June 13.

The Octo Expansion includes a new single player campaign that puts you in the role of an Octoling in an underground and decidedly dank subway platform. This story campaign includes 80+ new single player missions and unlocks the ability to play as an Octoling in multiplayer afterward.

Ten challenge levels are also included to unlock new gear, as well as some immediate gear – Studio Octophones & Octo Layered LS – that gets added right when you buy the DLC.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Changes The Structure For Claire And Leon's Interactions

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Changes The Structure For Claire And Leon's Interactions

Capcom announced the remake to Resident Evil 2 three years ago and showed it for the first time at E3 this year, exciting fans eager to play a new imagining of one of the most well-loved classics in the venerated series. When we sat down and spoke with the game's developers, the important question of whether the game's Zapping system will be returning came up.

The Zapping system is what Capcom called the way Leon and Claire's stories affected each other in the original Resident Evil 2. Since the two were exploring the Raccoon City Police Department at the same time, even though you were playing one or the other, actions in one campaign would affect the next one you play. The differences could be incredibly minute, however, and often only changed enemies or items around.

"The Zapping system was very innovative for its time," producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi told us. "You could go through Leon Scenario A or Leon Scenario B, but it involved a lot of backtracking and was tedious for players. Now, we have two separate stories for Leon and Claire."

Resident Evil 2 Remake Changes The Structure For Claire And Leon's Interactions

about X hours ago from
Resident Evil 2 Remake Changes The Structure For Claire And Leon's Interactions

Capcom announced the remake to Resident Evil 2 three years ago and showed it for the first time at E3 this year, exciting fans eager to play a new imagining of one of the most well-loved classics in the venerated series. When we sat down and spoke with the game's developers, the important question of whether the game's Zapping system will be returning came up.

The Zapping system is what Capcom called the way Leon and Claire's stories affected each other in the original Resident Evil 2. Since the two were exploring the Raccoon City Police Department at the same time, even though you were playing one or the other, actions in one campaign would affect the next one you play. The differences could be incredibly minute, however, and often only changed enemies or items around.

"The Zapping system was very innovative for its time," producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi told us. "You could go through Leon Scenario A or Leon Scenario B, but it involved a lot of backtracking and was tedious for players. Now, we have two separate stories for Leon and Claire."

Popular Board Game Ticket To Ride Coming To Playlink For PS4

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Popular Board Game Ticket To Ride Coming To Playlink For PS4

Ticket To Ride, a tabletop game about building railways and connecting cities, is coming to the phone-connected Playstation Playlink later this year. 

The game will allow each player to check their hand and plot their moves entirely within the privacy of their own phones. We checked out the tech last year to mixed results, but the developers of Ticket to Ride already have a number of tabletop adaptations under their belt. 

Developer Asmodee Digital released Catan VR earlier this year, and have handled the virtual versions of Carcassonne, Pandemic, and other tabletop properties. Their take on Ticket To Ride looks clear and readable, exactly what you'd want in a digital version of a board game.

Popular Board Game Ticket To Ride Coming To Playlink For PS4

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Popular Board Game Ticket To Ride Coming To Playlink For PS4

Ticket To Ride, a tabletop game about building railways and connecting cities, is coming to the phone-connected Playstation Playlink later this year. 

The game will allow each player to check their hand and plot their moves entirely within the privacy of their own phones. We checked out the tech last year to mixed results, but the developers of Ticket to Ride already have a number of tabletop adaptations under their belt. 

Developer Asmodee Digital released Catan VR earlier this year, and have handled the virtual versions of Carcassonne, Pandemic, and other tabletop properties. Their take on Ticket To Ride looks clear and readable, exactly what you'd want in a digital version of a board game.

Celebrity-Studded Fortnite Tournament Airing Today

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Celebrity-Studded Fortnite Tournament Airing Today

Despite its unprecedented popularity, Fortnite has thus far steered clear of esports. That trend ends today. In a tournament hosted and funded by Epic Games, 50 popular streamers and 50 celebrities will square off to win a million dollar jackpot; a reward that will thankfully go to charity and not into the celebrity's pocket. 

The contestants run the gamut, from actors (Joel McHale) to musicians (Ty Dolla $ign) to "The Backpack Kid." Plenty of the streamers participating are famous in their own right; Ninja streamed with Drake a couple months ago and broke all sorts of records. 

The tournament will pit teams of two– typically one streamer and one celebrity– against each other. After the  jackpot, the remaining $2,000,000 will be distributed among the other contestants – all for charity, of course. 

Ridley And Inkling Amiibo Shown, Daisy Coming Soon

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On the Treehouse Live stream Nintendo held after their E3 Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed two of the new amiibo being added to the Smash Bros. amiibo line and confirmed a third.

Ridley and the Inkling amiibo were shown off and Daisy has been confirmed to come later. The Ridley amiibo is fairly large and intricate and Sakurai was keen to point out that the Inkling amiibo differs from her Splatoon variant in minute ways.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released for Nintendo Switch on December 7.

Ridley And Inkling Amiibo Shown, Daisy Coming Soon

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Ridley And Inkling Amiibo Shown, Daisy Coming Soon

On the Treehouse Live stream Nintendo held after their E3 Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed two of the new amiibo being added to the Smash Bros. amiibo line and confirmed a third.

Ridley and the Inkling amiibo were shown off and Daisy has been confirmed to come later. The Ridley amiibo is fairly large and intricate and Sakurai was keen to point out that the Inkling amiibo differs from her Splatoon variant in minute ways.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released for Nintendo Switch on December 7.

Ridley And Inkling Amiibo Shown, Daisy Coming Soon

about X hours ago from

On the Treehouse Live stream Nintendo held after their E3 Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed two of the new amiibo being added to the Smash Bros. amiibo line and confirmed a third.

Ridley and the Inkling amiibo were shown off and Daisy has been confirmed to come later. The Ridley amiibo is fairly large and intricate and Sakurai was keen to point out that the Inkling amiibo differs from her Splatoon variant in minute ways.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released for Nintendo Switch on December 7.

84 Things We Learned About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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84 Things We Learned About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation spent nearly all of its time on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here's every little detail offered during the presentation in bulleted list form.

For more on Super Smash Bros., check out the video below. You can also head here for an interview with Nintendo that offers a few more details about the game.