I, Hope Is A Game About Battling Childhood Cancer With Sales Proceeds Going To Charity

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I, Hope Is A Game About Battling Childhood Cancer With Sales Proceeds Going To Charity

I, Hope, a game about battling childhood cancer, has been released for Steam with its proceeds going toward GameChanger Charity.

The game stars a young girl named Hope whose land has been besieged by a monster named Cancer that falls from the sky and lands on her island. The gameplay hews closely to other adventure games and involves Hope journeying to new areas to gain new skills to help her eventually defeat Cancer.

The game was funded originally on Indiegogo and then picked up by ID@Xbox for development support. The game's developer, Kenny Roy, partnered with GameChanger Charity for donating proceeds from the game. GameChanger's mission statement is to "leverage technology & innovation to ease the pain and suffering of children facing life-threatening illnesses" through partnerships with Child's Play, scholarships for cancer survivors, gifts to cancer patients, and more.

Binding Of Isaac Prequel The Legend Of Bum-bo Releasing This Year

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Binding Of Isaac Prequel The Legend Of Bum-bo Releasing This Year

Originally announced back in March 2016, we now have a better idea of what The Legend of Bum-bo is, and when we will be able to play it.

The game is a prequel to The Binding of Isaac, but with a caveat, according to co-developer Edmund McMillen, who wrote, "I like to call it a prequel, but what I mean by that outside of the obvious themes isn't something I can really explain without spoiling too much," on the game's announcement blog. You can check out the game's trailer below.

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Youtuber Facing Prison After Prank Targeting Homeless Victim

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Youtuber Facing Prison After Prank Targeting Homeless Victim

Kanghua Ren, a prank/gaming Youtuber who goes by the name ReSet with 1.2 million subscribers, is looking at two years of prison after feeding cookies filled with toothpaste to a homeless victim.

The Barcelona-based Youtuber runs a channel that focuses on pranks and games like Fortnite and League of Legends, though he has deleted a number of old videos in the wake of the story. Kanghua is being accused of filling Oreos with toothpaste and feeding them to homeless people alongside a €20 bill. 

"Maybe I’ve gone a bit far," Kanghua says while pointing the camera at himself, "but look at the positive side: this will help him clean his teeth. I think he hasn’t cleaned them since he became poor." 

God Of War Is Getting A Photo Mode And It Will Force Kratos To Smile

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God Of War Is Getting A Photo Mode And It Will Force Kratos To Smile

Sony wasn't ready to offer a release date, but it did confirm that a photo mode is on the way for God of War during a live stream counting down to the game's release.

Tune-in now for an exclusive look at God of War's photo mode, coming after launch in a free update! Watch: https://t.co/6WGSKHicJz #PS4share #GodofWar pic.twitter.com/Dh246ycqGd

The mode will offer an assortment of camera and filter options, including logos, borders, and different resolutions, as well as the option to remove characters from the screen as you take photos. Perhaps the most interesting inclusion, however, will be the option to adjust Kratos and Atreus' facial expressions. Kratos is a dour dude, to say the least, but with photo mode, you can add some happiness to his life.

Rumor: Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Revamping Multiplayer To Be More Like Overwatch

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Rumor: Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Revamping Multiplayer To Be More Like Overwatch

CharlieINTEL, the most well-known site for Call of Duty news and rumors, is reporting a rumor that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is undergoing changes that make the multiplayer more like another Activision-Blizzard property: Overwatch.

The rumor, which is sourced from a Twitter account of a user that claims to be a journalism student in the UK, seems to agree in parts with charlieINTEL, which claims that they too have heard that Treyarch has been testing multiplayer that is more akin to Overwatch. The rumor states that Black Ops 4 is focusing on different heroes with different abilities, a removal of perks, and an emphasis on kill streaks to unleash character-altering skills.

Both the rumor and charlieINTEL have heard that these things fell flat with playtesters and are being walked back to some extent, though charlieINTEL says they are not able to verify anything about development of multiplayer being chaotic. The rumor states Treyarch is pulling back on these changes to more closely resemble Black Ops 3's multiplayer.

Check Out Bill Nye Playing With Nintendo Labo

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Check Out Bill Nye Playing With Nintendo Labo

Nintendo brought in Bill Nye the science guy to play around with Nintendo Labo, the new cardboard toy/software hybrid for the Switch.

Unlike his early 90s TV show focusing on science with a kid focus, Nye plays the role of an excited student in the Nintendo-created video. Nye engages in a sumo battle using a makeshift RC Car he later puts a bowtie on and names Scooter, then builds a fishing rod to fish on the Switch.

You can find a video of Nye playing with Labo below.

Hearthstone Director Ben Brode Leaves Blizzard

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Hearthstone Director Ben Brode Leaves Blizzard

Ben Brode, a fifteen year veteran at Blizzard Entertainment and director of popular digital card game Hearthstone, has announced that he is leaving the company.

Brode joined Blizzard as a tester when he was 20 years old and in 2008 was given the opportunity to join the Hearthstone team, which was then simply known as Team 5.

"There is no team like the Hearthstone team," Brode wrote in a goodbye post. "People have come and gone over the 10 years Hearthstone has been in development, but there’s something special about the Soul of the Team. We knew our most important product wasn’t the game, but the team itself. A great team can do great things, and I think the Hearthstone team is the greatest. It isn’t just a job. It’s a shared passion. We get to come to work and focus on the game we love and try to make it better every day."

Arby's Celebrates God Of War In Style

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Arby's Celebrates God Of War In Style

The Arby's Twitter account is no stranger to making gaming references, as pretty much every major release is marked with a new papercraft model of Wander, or Link, or sometimes extending into things like Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. For God of War, however, the account decided to kick it up a notch.

When Kratos meets the world serpent, the stinger at the end of last year's God of War trailer at E3, even he's struck by the immensity of the primordial beast. In the world of Arby's papercraft, however, seemingly his best bet is making an offering of curly fries, as you do.

Sure hope he likes curly fries... pic.twitter.com/jorp4AYCCc

Night Trap Coming To Switch Despite Nintendo Saying It Would Never Come To Its Consoles 25 Years Ago

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Night Trap Coming To Switch Despite Nintendo Saying It Would Never Come To Its Consoles 25 Years Ago

Night Trap, the controversial Sega CD FMV game from 1992 is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer from Limited Run games, which is remarkable for a number of reasons.

Never say never!
Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch this Summer both digitally and physically!https://t.co/j1ZxEqvV8L pic.twitter.com/ZbsXKWvkn1

First of all, the fact that Night Trap is seeing a re-release at all is interesting. You can read more about its release on other platforms here. The main reason its Switch release is particularly interesting is because in 1993, the game was the subject of a United States Senate committee hearing about violence in video games. Nintendo's senior vice president at the time, Howard Lincoln, appeared in front of the committee and said Night Trap would never appear on its consoles because the game didn't pass Nintendo's guidelines. Night Trap's designer, Rob Fulop, later clarified that Lincoln was referring more the technical limitations preventing that game from appearing on technical consoles.

Capcom Pulling The Plug On Mobile Puzzle Fighter

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Capcom Pulling The Plug On Mobile Puzzle Fighter

Capcom has announced that its mobile Puzzle Fighter game is shutting down in a few months. Before the game is pulled from the iOS and Android app stores in July, Capcom is giving players free access to new characters, stages, and a windfall of in-game currency.

The company revealed the news in a blog post, which outlined the schedule for the game's ultimate deactivation. Starting today, players will be able to add Regina and Dr. Wily to their rosters at no cost, as well as 10,000 free gems. On April 23, Ada Wong and the Darminor and Uroboros Laboratory stages will be live, and they'll also be free.

The game is being removed from app stores on July 1, but it will be playable until July 31. Capcom says it's shutting down the game at least partially in an effort to focus more of Capcom Game Studio Vancouver's attention on its Dead Rising series.