Harry Potter Mobile Game Out Now On IOS And Android

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Harry Potter Mobile Game Out Now On IOS And Android

Your phone is now a portal to the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a game that takes place prior to the book and movie series.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery comes from the creators of games like Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Hogwarts Mystery takes place in the 1980s, well before the titular Harry Potter first came to the school. Players create their own wizards instead to solve the mystery of what's happening at Hogwarts.

Check out the trailer for the game below.

Here's What's In Splatoon 2's Big 3.0 Update

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Here's What's In Splatoon 2's Big 3.0 Update

Nintendo has been quietly cranking away on Splatoon 2 content since the game's big 2.0 update, culminating in another big update out now.

The new update includes over one hundred pieces of gear new to Splatoon 2 (either completely new or returning to the game from the first Splatoon), new music, a new rank, and more.

The new rank, called X rank, is the highest attainable goal in Splatoon 2 Ranked Battle multiplayer. Players who are currently Rank S+10 will automatically move up to Rank X, which is essentially its own league of multiplayer. Every month, players who are Rank X compete for what Nintendo calls an X Power Level. The five hundred players with the highest power levels will be honored on Nintendo's SplatNet app every month until it resets the following month. 

Update: Epic Adds Test Pattern To Fortnite In More Meteor Teasing

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Update: Epic Adds Test Pattern To Fortnite In More Meteor Teasing

Update: Today, Epic kicked the teasing up a notch with an emergency test pattern image – with a llama emblazoned on the front, naturally – to suggest something more might be happening soon.

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The picture was posted on both the Twitter and Facebook pages for Fortnite and appeared on TVs in the game at the same time. Approaching the TV just leads to static and alarm sounds. It seems like something apocalyptic is coming to Fortnite, especially as we inch closer to the end of the season on April 30.

George R. R. Martin Confirms The Winds Of Winter Novel Won't Make 2018

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George R. R. Martin Confirms The Winds Of Winter Novel Won't Make 2018

Waiting is something that A Song of Ice and Fire fans are probably pretty used to by now, so hopefully people won't be too disappointed or shocked at the news that The Winds of Winter has been confirmed to come in 2019 at the earliest.

Martin confirmed the news on his blog today, couched in an exhaustive description of his other current project, Fire & Blood. That book, which Martin insists is very much not a novel, has a publishing date of November 20. This means, as most had already assumed, the Game of Thrones TV show is very likely to finish filming before the final source material releases.

The Winds of Winter will be the first installment of the series in about eight years with the first book having been released in 1996.

Shining Resonance Refrain Arriving In The U.S. On July 10

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Shining Resonance Refrain Arriving In The U.S. On July 10

Shining Resonance Refrain is coming to the west on basically every system in early July.

The RPG was released in Japan on the PlayStation 3 in 2014, but never left the country. A PlayStation 4 remaster came out in Japan just a few weeks ago with improvements like a What If mode that remixes the story to show what would happen if the story took different twists and turns. The western release brings this remaster with improved graphics and new content to multiple platforms.

Shining Resonance Refrain is the first Shining RPG to be released in the west in over a decade.

Zamasu Lights Up The Sky In First Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Footage

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Zamasu Lights Up The Sky In First Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Footage

Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have released the first trailer for Zamasu, the third DLC character for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

The footage is in line with other FighterZ character trailers, which is to say it's extremely short. It does show the character's entrance scene, though, which shows Zamasu and Goku Black fusing together using the Potara Earrings. The special moves show a lot of what was expected, with Zamasu using lots of beams and zoning attacks, including a Blades of Judgment attack.

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Insomniac Confirms Iron Spider Suit For Spider-Man And Teases Another

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Insomniac Confirms Iron Spider Suit For Spider-Man And Teases Another

Insomniac has confirmed that Spider-Man's Avengers: Infinity War suit will be available to use in the game, and teased that his very first suit will also be usable.

The Iron Spider suit will be included for those who pre-order the game. The "Homemade" wrestling suit is not specifically called out as being a pre-order. Presumably, it will just be one of the game's included suits.

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Belgium Classifies Loot Boxes As Illegal

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Belgium Classifies Loot Boxes As Illegal

Belgium has joined the Netherlands in declaring that randomized loot boxes in video games are gambling and are therefore illegal in the country. The Belgian Gaming Commission looked at Overwatch, FIFA 18, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Star Wars Battlefront II, and determined that only the loot boxes in the latter did not constitute a game of chance because they were taken out at the time of the investigation. Belgium's Minister of Justice, Koen Geens, is calling for their removal.

Geens requested that the Gaming Commission look into loot boxes after the Star Wars Battlefront II controversy, and he feels that minors in particular could be vulnerable to loot boxes influence as "gambling advertising."

Geens wants to meet with video game companies to discuss the removal of loot boxes, stating that since these and any other games with them are in violation of the country's gaming legislation, a prison sentence and fine are possible.

Microsoft Preparing To Take Possible Legal Action Against Popular Fan-Made Halo Project

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Microsoft Preparing To Take Possible Legal Action Against Popular Fan-Made Halo Project

A few years ago, Microsoft and Saber Interactive were working on a game for the Russian market called Halo Online. In August 2016, that game was canceled, but the modding community picked up the pieces to try and salvage something from the work. The resulting game is called ElDewrito and, in the modders' own words, "attempt[s] to deliver an authentic Halo experience completely free for the PC."

ElDewrito is essentially the closest thing that players can get to playing online component of Halo 3 on PC, since Bungie and Microsoft never released 3 on that platform. However, 343 Industries released a statement today that sounds rather ominous for the future of the mod:

 While we are humbled and inspired to see the amount of passion poured into this project, the fact remains that it’s built upon Microsoft-owned assets that were never lawfully released or authorized for this purpose. As this project reverberated across the community, our team took a step back to assess the materials and explore possible avenues, while Microsoft, like any company, has a responsibility to protect its IP, code and trademarks. It’s not optional in other words.