Is Fortnite Already Teasing Season 5 Content?

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Is Fortnite Already Teasing Season 5 Content?

Thanks to a bevy of visual teases leading up to Fortnite's fourth season, Battle Royale players are now conditioned to scour the map for secrets. Along with the comet debris, which destroyed a number of homes and areas on the map, players are focusing on one anomaly in particular: a gigantic dinosaur footprint where a building once stood between Snobby Shores and Greasy Grove.

Is this singular footprint a tease for more Season 4 content, or perhaps even Season 5? We don't think so. The theme of Season 4 appears to be motion pictures. The new costumes look a little bit like super heroes, the new story in Save the World mode is called "Blockbuster," and if you examine the site of the footprint closely, you'll see a movie set, complete with a camera. The Rex outfit (which is basically a Godzilla-like skin) was also recently reissued. Odds are, the dino doesn't point toward Season 5 content, but we wouldn't put it past Epic to have already planted that seed somewhere else on the map.

The beauty of the continuing games like Fortnite is the developer can change or add content whenever they want. The comet appearing unexpectedly is the perfect example of this. Season 4 ends in roughly 70 days. Do you think the dino footprint represents anything, or is Epic getting into the game of fake outs now?

Grim Fandango Anniversary Event Being Held At E3 Live Show

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Grim Fandango Anniversary Event Being Held At E3 Live Show

Journalist and E3 Coliseum head Geoff Keighley has announced a Grim Fandango anniversary event to take place in L.A. this June.

The celebration of the game's 20th anniversary includes live music, a live read from the game script with the original cast, creator and recent GDC lifetime achievement award recipient Tim Schafer, and more. The event will be broadcast live from the E3 Coliseum, the on-stage and backstage E3 show focusing on panels and interviews.

We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Grim Fandango @e3 Coliseum - Live read from the full original cast, live music, Tim Schafer and more surprises to come! pic.twitter.com/U0sUZX1JpT

Learn More About The Elusive Psijic Order In New ESO: Summerset Trailer

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Learn More About The Elusive Psijic Order In New ESO: Summerset Trailer

The upcoming Elder Scrolls Online expansion marks the first time players will be able to interact with the secretive Psijic Order, a mysterious group of mages who have isolated themselves from the rest of the world. In Summerset, players travel to the isle of Artaeum to uncover more about the elusive group – and tap into their power for yourself.

According to Bethesda, players who complete their questline – which centers around closing time breaches across Summerset – will gain access to the group's powerful abilities. Characters can manipulate time, slowing and freezing enemies; restore health and resources through meditation; and rewind time.

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Star Wars: X-Wing Miniature Game Gets A Second Edition

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Star Wars: X-Wing Miniature Game Gets A Second Edition

Fantasy Flight's mega-popular X-Wing tabletop game has been announced to get a reboot with a new edition of the game available later this year.

After watching how players took to the game, Fantasy Flight has announced the second edition with a number of changes and tweaks "improving the game’s flow and refocusing on the physical act of flying starships." This means changes on red actions that include stress, linked actions on ship cards, upgrades with charges, repairing damage, and, of course, the Force. 

Additionally, cosmetic changes will also come to a lot of the ships as they get rereleased in the game's second edition, including being able to adjust the S-foils on the X-Wings to go into attack and flight positions.

GOG Brings Star Wars: Episode I Racer Back – In Pod Form!

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GOG Brings Star Wars: Episode I Racer Back – In Pod Form!

Planet of Tatooine, rejoice! GOG has brought back fan-favorite Star Wars Episode I Racer, the pod racing game from 1999.

Also known as the only good thing to come from The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode I Racer was a popular choice for N64-focused sleepovers around when the movie came out. The game also saw release on Dreamcast and PC, which is what the GOG version is based on, cleaned up and optimized for modern systems.

Race as your favorite pod racers like Ben Quadinaros, Aldar Beedo, Elan Mak, and all the rest. In our 2016 list of the best Star Wars games ever, we listed Episode I Racer at number 11.

PlayStation 2 Games Join PlayStation Now

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PlayStation 2 Games Join PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now, Sony's streaming cloud-based gaming service, has added select PlayStation 2 games to its repertoire.

The addition of PS2 games was announced today, confirming that these are similar to the buy-and-download PS2 Classics already on PlayStation 4, which feature updated resolution and trophy support. So fans that want to replay the games by going for every trophy can do so without downloading.

The games added this week are Ape Escape 2, the ape-capturing Sony adventure-platformer; Dark Cloud 2, Level-5's more Zelda-like follow up to the PS2 launch game; and Hot Shots Tennis, the tennis spinoff of the popular Hot Shots Golf series. 

Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft Among Others Asked To Revamp Warranty Policies

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Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft Among Others Asked To Revamp Warranty Policies

The FTC has ruled that the warranty policies of six companies violate their marketing principles and practices regarding voiding warranties.

On the pack of your consoles is a little sticker on the seam of the console warning you that breaking the sticker, basically opening it up and breaking the seam, voids the warranty. The FTC says this is illegal. In letters obtained by Motherboard through the Freedom of Information Act, the FTC has warned Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, ASUS, Hyundai, and HTC that they cannot void the warranty for opening the case up.

Motherboard points out that this sticker is in violation of "the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which states that no manufacturer charging more than $5 for a product may put repair restrictions on a device its offering a warranty on." 

Saints Row 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Saints Row 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Another game joins the Xbox 360 on Xbox One backwards compatibility list today and it's an action-packed choice. THQ's Saints Row 2 arrives on the digital service as of this morning.

The 2008 open world game was a revelation at the time in that the single-player story allowed full campaign co-op, which is still available in the backwards compatible version. A lot of Saints Row fans prefer the first and second game to the third and fourth, which are considered by some to be too extreme and wacky.

As always with Xbox One backwards compatible games, you can either use the original disc or buy the game on the Xbox One store. Either way, the game downloads a copy to your harddrive, so an online connection is required to get it either way.

Ikaruga Coming To Switch On May 29

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Ikaruga Coming To Switch On May 29

Ikaruga, one of Treasure's most venerated vertical shooters, is coming to Switch at the end of May.

The announcement comes via indie game shepherd Nicalis, which posted a tweet and blog entry about bringing over the game today.

The perfect shooter returns to Nintendo hardware! We're teaming up with Treasure to bring the legendary #Ikaruga to #NintendoSwitch on May 29. Get the latest info here: https://t.co/g29ny5hGXG pic.twitter.com/yOH5VjsEH2