Game Informer Is Now A Part Of Sonic The Hedgehog's Continuity

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If you watched Game Informer's complete playthrough of Super Metroid, you may be familiar with the jingle "Bramble Brand Bran Cookies are good for the bran children!" This mouthful of words is something Ben Reeves came up with on the spot, confusing and delighting everyone else involved in the game's recording. The saying quickly spread like wild fire in our Super Replay community, and even produced a T-shirt we still see people wearing at Game Informer gatherings.

We recently found out that this jingle also appeared in an episode of the Sonic Boom cartoon series. Thanks to a fan on Twitter who sent us the clip, you can hear it briefly as Dr. Eggman surfs the TV looking for something to watch. Sega had nothing to do with this odd Easter Egg. Game Informer didn't have anything to do with it either. This Game Informer call out comes from Felix Davin, a sound designer who worked on the show who happens to be a big fan of Super Replay. Davin did all of the sound effects for Sonic Boom.

The best part of this little joke is Game Informer is now recognized in Sonic the Hedgehog's lore. With that in mind, Sonic could conceivably watch us suffer playing Sonic the Hedgehog 06 to completion. This dumb little possibility tickles me to no end.

Eshop Datamine Reveals Fortnite Listing

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As rumors have swirled about Epic Games' impossibly popular Fortnite landing on the Switch, partially fueled by what appears to be a photo taken of E3 banner plotting and a Korean Ratings Board listing, one more gas canister is being added to the fire: a Switch eShop datamine.

Yesterday, the eShop received some changes to increase visibility, which prompted dataminers to take a look at what else might be hiding beneath the surface. One such dataminer who goes by @SciresM on Twitter found both an update to the game already being uploaded to the eShop and a home screen icon for people who like to judge Switch game icons.

Heh. pic.twitter.com/jcGkcAzBpN

Eshop Datamine Reveals Fortnite Listing

about X hours ago from

As rumors have swirled about Epic Games' impossibly popular Fortnite landing on the Switch, partially fueled by what appears to be a photo taken of E3 banner plotting and a Korean Ratings Board listing, one more gas canister is being added to the fire: a Switch eShop datamine.

Yesterday, the eShop received some changes to increase visibility, which prompted dataminers to take a look at what else might be hiding beneath the surface. One such dataminer who goes by @SciresM on Twitter found both an update to the game already being uploaded to the eShop and a home screen icon for people who like to judge Switch game icons.

Heh. pic.twitter.com/jcGkcAzBpN

Report: Mega Man 11 Won't Be Released Physically On Switch In Europe

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Capcom Europe confirmed that Mega Man 11 will only be available digitally on the Nintendo Switch in the UK and Europe, according to The Nintendo Channel

Capcom also told The Nintendo Channel that "there is currently 'no announcement' regarding a European release" of the Mega Man amiibo included in the GameStop-exclusive amiibo edition of the game.

Mega Man 11 launches on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2. Read our preview of the game here.

Report: Mega Man 11 Won't Be Released Physically On Switch In Europe

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Capcom Europe confirmed that Mega Man 11 will only be available digitally on the Nintendo Switch in the UK and Europe, according to The Nintendo Channel

Capcom also told The Nintendo Channel that "there is currently 'no announcement' regarding a European release" of the Mega Man amiibo included in the GameStop-exclusive amiibo edition of the game.

Mega Man 11 launches on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2. Read our preview of the game here.

Job Listing Confirms New Diablo Project Currently In Development

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It's not shocking that Blizzard is constantly working on new titles in their venerated library of games, but a job listing on their site confirms that they're hiring for a dungeon designer for a new Diablo game.

The listing, which is still up at the time of writing and can be found here, outright says "We're working on a new, unannounced Diablo project." Few publishers can get away with matter-of-fact announcements of major games in much-loved series, but Blizzard apparently can, and it is not like anyone thought a new Diablo wasn't being kicked around in a room somewhere.

Considering the blaseness with which it's being referenced, and the timing of the job listing, it's pretty unlikely this is a secret E3 announcement. Blizzard will likely simply announce the new Diablo game on their own terms and their own timing. In the meantime, I still wonder what's up with that one Switch tease from a few months back.

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

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2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

about X hours ago from
2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

First Episode Of Official Street Fighter Documentary Released

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It is the 30th anniversary of Street Fighter and Capcom is celebrating with more than just the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection. Today, Capcom released the first episode of a three-part documentary about the beginnings and rise of Street Fighter as a series and its effect on the fighting game community as a whole.

This documentary, which is distinct from the James Chen-narrated vidoc going over the games themselves, takes a more holistic look at the series by starting with Street Fighter IV and the revival of fighting games in the mainstream. The video blends interviews with fighting game players, people involved with the production of the series, tense public matches, and even clips from the Street Fighter anime.

You can check out the first episode below with the second and third episodes coming soon.

Deaf Overwatch Fans Are Coming Up With Unique Callouts For Each Character

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The games industry has recently made huge strides towards making gaming accessible to differently-abled fans. Microsoft revealed their adaptive controller, which can be customized to accommodate a wide variety of control schemes, and teams like Naughty Dog are allowing players to skip quick-time events that may be hard to perform. 

Even so, players often move faster than studios. This is the case with Danik Soudakoff, a deaf overwatch fan. Featured in an Overwatch League's recap video, she's worked with Overwatch League's interpreter to create unique gestures in American Sign Language for each character. 

Genji's sign mimes his signature sword swirling, while Widowmaker's mimics lining up a sniper shot. Danik says that when she watches on twitch, she doesn't understand anything. That's why she goes to the live events, where she's able to watch a live interpreter and experience the excitement of the crowd.