Capcom Home Arcade Delivers 16 Games And Arcade Controls

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Capcom Home Arcade Delivers 16 Games And Arcade Controls

Capcom has revealed a new piece of hardware called the Home Arcade, which is a standalone emulation unit that packs in 16 old-school games with arcade-quality inputs.

Details on the North American release are pending, but Capcom's European store has it price at about $288 USD.

Take a look at the trailer below to see the hardware and gameplay snippets from each of the titles. The sticks are Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT sticks, with OBSF buttons if you're into that kind of stuff.

The First Official Details For The Next PlayStation Console

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The First Official Details For The Next PlayStation Console

For the last couple of years, gamers everywhere have wondered what the next generation of console gaming would be like. Answers have kind-of, sort of eked out, with Microsoft's focus on subscription models offering an idea of where its philosophy for the future lay, while Google and Apple have announced plans to enter the gaming space as well. Today, Wired published a piece that revealed a few details about what to expect from Sony's next PlayStation.

Wired's interview is hardware-focused, with lead systems architect and producer Mark Cerny not discussing any software-related features or even what to expect from the game's launch library (except for a seemingly accidental hint Death Stranding could possibly be among those titles). However, Cerny revealed a number of key details that should please gamers frustrated with current console generation woes. The next PlayStation features a solid-state drive and supports ray-tracing graphics, which have never been on a console before. This console also supports 8K graphics for the few people who have a setup that can handle that.

Death Stranding Could Be On Both PlayStation 4 And The Next PlayStation

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Death Stranding Could Be On Both PlayStation 4 And The Next PlayStation

Wired put up a massive story today that revealed details about the next generation of PlayStation hardware. While there was essentially no news about software or what sort of titles we will see in the future of the device, an interesting tidbit from Mark Cerny about Death Stranding does rear its head near the bottom of the piece:

It's not an actual confirmation but it does support what people have long thought about the possibility of Death Stranding being a cross-generational title. In March, Kojima admitted that the game was "slightly behind" his internal plan, but whether this is related to the possibility of it being on both the PS4 and the next PlayStation is unknown.

For more on the next generation of PlayStation, head here.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Release Date & Cover Art

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Release Date & Cover Art

Nintendo and developer Team Ninja have announced that the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series returns with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order on July 19 (exclusively to the Switch), bringing with it the co-op action that made the series a hit 10 years ago.

The Black Order features four-player co-op play online and off (and solo play), as players pick characters ranging from Iron Man to Spider-Gwen to find the Infinity Stones before Thanos does.

For more on the game, check out the announcement trailer.

First Screens And Video For Judgment's New Actor For Hamura

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First Screens And Video For Judgment's New Actor For Hamura

One interesting thing about video games is how much of a product is made up of different moving parts and gears that could, theoretically, be swapped out without everything else falling apart. In practice, a lot of things are a lot more interdependent than you'd like, but in the case of Sega's Yakuza semi-spinoff Judgment and the drug scandal with one of its actors, replacing the character was both doable and a seeming priority for the team. Just weeks after Judgment actor Pierre Taki has been arrested for cocaine use, Sega has already replaced the actor and we have the first look at the new Hamura.

You can check out a short video of the character below with Judgment's English dub.

Here's also a few new screenshots of the actor replacing Taki as Hamura.

New Nintendo Switch Firmware Lets You Sort Games And Transfer Saves

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New Nintendo Switch Firmware Lets You Sort Games And Transfer Saves

Nintendo has released a new Nintendo Switch update today, numbering 8.0.0, which adds a couple of new features to the hybrid console. Previous updates added things that run the gamut from digital game sharing to mining Twitter and Facebook friends lists and the 8.0.0 update is a little closer to the latter than the former.

The new firmware update adds game sorting, which lets you organize your home screen by a few categories. You can order games by last played, total play time, alphabetical by title, and publisher, so all Nintendo games would be together, and all Capcom games, etc. 

You can also now move individual game save files over to different Switches. This doesn't copy the data, as it completely erases it from the source system once the transfer is complete, but it does let you move the files over. This is useful in case, say, Nintendo announces a more portable Switch and you want to move individual games over without moving every single title that you might prefer on a TV screen.

New Lego Star Wars Game Accidentally Mentioned

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New Lego Star Wars Game Accidentally Mentioned

It's not exactly shocking that a Lego Star Wars game would be in the works, but it has been a bit of time since the last one. The games were expected to come out in line with the movies, but skipped out the recent The Last Jedi release. It was unclear when, or perhaps even if, a new game would be arriving, but there appears to be mention of one before an official announcement.

Matthew Wood, supervising sound editor at Skywalker Sound which oversees a number of Star Wars projects to make sure they have all the correct beeps and whooshes and zhings for lightsabers activating, was listing off a number of the big projects coming up for Star Wars this year at the Star Wars celebration and happens to mention a Lego Star Wars game. A fan on reddit posted video of him mentioning it.

Warner Bros., which publishes the Traveler's Tales-developed Lego Star Wars games, has not announced a new Lego Star Wars game yet. So, if Wood is talking about a game and not just misspeaking, then he is referring to an upcoming game. Eurogamer has heard from their sources that a new game would cover not only the entire new trilogy (meaning The Force AwakensThe Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker), but also "the entire saga."

Report: Apple Spending $500 Million On Apple Arcade Initiative

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Report: Apple Spending $500 Million On Apple Arcade Initiative

A few weeks ago, Apple announced a new subscription service for their mobile devices. Dubbed Apple Arcade, the service aimed to cultivate, provide, and promote paid software that tends to disappear within the avalanche of software on the app store. During the reveal event, Apple suggested they would be investing into the service with their own money, which appears to be something to the tune of $500 million.

The number comes from the Financial Times, which cites sources close to Apple and familiar with the matter, saying Apple is spreading that amount over multiple games in the Arcade program. Developers that agree to full timed exclusivity, which means only on Apple's devices, are reportedly receiving "several million dollars" in development resources for those games.

That number does vary by developer, though. Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker can probably demand that kind of fee for their game, but most developers are likely getting substantially less. There have been games like Shantae 5 which have been announced for Apple Arcade, but don't appear to be exclusive to Apple devices, as they're also on traditional gaming consoles, as well.

Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Schedule Released

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Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Schedule Released

Every year, Games Done Quick holds two events that are like time vampires that suck all your time for the very good cause of charity and still entertain you for a week with live speedruns around the clock. This year's Summer Games Done Quick just had its full schedule released, so you can start planning how little you're going to be able to sleep that week now. This year's schedule includes games like Kingdom Hearts III, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and opens strong with Spyro: Reignited Trilogy.

You can check out the full schedule here.

Perhaps most fascinating is the Link to the Past/Super Metroid combo randomizer, which is a randomized mashed together mincemeat pie of both games. Where you might expect to enter the first dungeon in A Link to the Past, you might instead enter Phanto's lair in Super Metroid, and thus is probably really confusing but compelling for people to watch. I wonder if you save the animals or become the animals.

Outgoing Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Opens His Own Twitter

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Outgoing Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Opens His Own Twitter

Two months ago, Reggie Fils-Aime announced that he would soon be retiring as the president of Nintendo of America. We're now officially at Fils-Aime's last day as Doug Bowser succeeds the 15-year Nintendo veteran, so people have bittersweet feelings about one of the most prominent faces of Nintendo hanging up his hat. Now you can tell him so using the magic of social media!

Fils-Aime has opened his own Twitter account for the first time. Presumably he had to strong-arm someone to get that username, but hey, he did say he was here to kick ass and take names all those years ago. He was eventually going to make good on that promise.

The legend started here ... my badge from E3, 2004. “My name is Reggie ...” pic.twitter.com/tSYAZcckW4