Borderlands 3's Art Director Confirms They Did Try To Make A Box Art With A Three-Handed Psycho

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Borderlands 3's Art Director Confirms They Did Try To Make A Box Art With A Three-Handed Psycho

You might remember Borderlands' box art being this fairly stylish image at the time of a Psycho, the game's masked generic enemies, pointing finger guns at his head and blowing art out the other side. Borderlands 2 followed up the only way that was really logical, with two finger guns and two art blowouts from the head. As rumors of Borderlands 3 rose, fans started joking about the impossibility of continuing the tradition with a third game and thus a third arm. Sure enough, when Borderlands 3's box art was revealed, it was a Psycho in a meditative pose holding up three fingers instead.

It turns out, however, that Gearbox did try that initial box art idea before eventually deciding they would rather go with the zen Psycho instead.

"Trust me, we figured it out," Borderlands 3 art director Scott Kester said in an interview with Game Informer. "I'm trying to get it as an alternate cover, maybe we can throw one in as the Naked Gun kind. We've done a lot. But honestly, we thought this game needed to shift gears a little bit, so we thought [the Borderlands 3 art] was the way to do that."

PlayStation Plus Emphasizes Family Fun With Overcooked And What Remains Of Edith Finch In May

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PlayStation Plus Emphasizes Family Fun With Overcooked And What Remains Of Edith Finch In May

With the PlayStation Plus offerings being Thanos-snapped into fewer games after March of this year, Sony is bringing some very well-liked PlayStation 4 titles to the service for the month of May. This month, the service gets two big indie titles in the form of Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch, so you can get a pretty wide range of different feelings from these games.

Overcooked, which had a sequel release last year, is a cooking co-op game where you will learn to hate your friends and family for either not cooking well enough to pass the level or being the person who takes the game too seriously and hates everyone else for not cooking well enough to pass the level. It's fun, and the ride before it ends relationships is pretty great.

What Remains of Edith Finch, which was also free on Epic Games Store without a paid subscription a few months ago, is a narrative tale from Giant Sparrow, developers of Unfinished Swan. The anthology has you explore the lives, and more importantly deaths, of people in a long and tragic family line.

Darkwood Comes To Consoles Later This Month

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Darkwood Comes To Consoles Later This Month

The top-down, survival horror game Darkwood is coming soon to consoles. Developer Acid Wizard Studio is bringing the title to Switch on May 16, PlayStation 4 on May 14, and Xbox One on May 17.

Watch the trailer below.

Darkwood was made possible thanks to a successful Indiegogo campaign back in 2013, where it raised over $57,000. It then released to Steam Early Access in 2014 and later released in full for PC in 2017.

Watch The Borderlands 3 Stream Here

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Watch The Borderlands 3 Stream Here

Gearbox is showing off Borderlands 3 gameplay the first time today via a livestream. If you want to watch, you can tune in at 11:30 a.m. CT for the pre-show and 12:00 p.m. CT for the actual reveal.

Watch the whole thing below!

Stay tuned for later today when we publish a new in-depth preview and developer interview. Borderlands 3 drops on September 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. For more on Borderlands 3, watch the trailer here.

Earthworm Jim Developers Reunite To Make New Game

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Earthworm Jim Developers Reunite To Make New Game

Earthworm Jim turns 25 this year, which is our way of reminding a certain segment of our readership that they're old. Sorry! To make up for that, here's something fun: Ten members of the game's original team – including Doug TenNapel, David Perry, and Tommy Tallarico – are getting back together to make an all-new Earthworm Jim game, exclusive to the recently announced Intellivision Amico console. 

"We have been talking about this moment for many years," says Tallarico, the original composer and sound designer for Earthworm Jim and the CEO and President of Intellivision of Entertainment. "It’s a dream come true to finally get the entire team back together. We’re looking forward to sharing a small part of our reunion and initial design meeting with fans from around the world."

He and the rest of the team will be sharing that vision via a livestream of the game's first design meeting. The team will be interacting with fans and giving away custom art – and also revealing their vision for the next Earthworm Jim. You can check out the stream here this Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Central.

Fate Of The Furious Director Attached To Saints Row Movie

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Fate Of The Furious Director Attached To Saints Row Movie

It's been a while since we've heard the words "Saints Row" spoken aloud, but that's about to change. According to Deadline, a film adaptation of the gonzo open-world series is in the works, and F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious, Men in Black: International) is attached to direct.

Greg Russo is writing the script for the film. It's not Russo's first crack at working within the game space, either. He's also working on the script for the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot.

In other movie/game news, we got our first glimpse of the film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog in motion earlier this morning. Then again, if you spent any time online today, you've probably been overwhelmed by the reaction already.

Here Is Oculus Quest's Launch Lineup

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Here Is Oculus Quest's Launch Lineup

We got our hands on Oculus' new cable-free headset and were mighty impressed with its performance. The launch lineup consists of 53 games and apps, but Oculus says this list could change slightly in the weeks ahead. Some of the best VR experiences out there – like Beat Saber – will be available on day one. Vader Immortal, which we think has plenty of promise, will also be available on this day.

You can get your hands on Oculus Quest on May 21. For more details of the hardware, check out our full review.

You Can Now Watch That Entire High-School Production Of Alien

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You Can Now Watch That Entire High-School Production Of Alien

Remember that high-school drama club that put on a production of Ridley Scott's Alien a few months ago? You aren't going to be able to see it in person, but all hope isn't lost: The school has uploaded the whole show online, and you can watch it in 4K.

Students at New Jersey's North Bergen High School performed the show in March, using an original adaptation of the film and props that were largely constructed from recycled materials. Check it out below!

Valve Reveals Valve Index, A New Line Of High-End VR Gear

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Valve Reveals Valve Index, A New Line Of High-End VR Gear

Valve has announced Valve Index, a new line of high-end VR gear aimed at users who want the best the technology has to offer. Preorders for the headset, controllers, and base stations go on sale tomorrow.

According to Valve, the headset's 1,440x1,600 LCDs have 50 percent more subpixels than OLED, in an array that reduces the screen-door effect that typically accompanies VR. The headset runs at 120Hz, with full backward compatibility with 90Hz. It's also designed with easily replaceable face pads, and Valve says it's encouraging mods and third-party designs for those pads.

The headset is available individually for $499, with the controllers priced at $279 and the base station at $149. A bundle is priced at $999. For more specs and details, visit Valve's page here.

Oculus Quest And Rift S Launch In The End Of May

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Oculus Quest And Rift S Launch In The End Of May

Rift S is Oculus' new premiere virtual reality headset (though it's not the next generation of Rift). It removes the need for external sensors, has a single cable that splits into two inputs and other upgrades like a higher resolution screen.

Quest is Oculus' completely standalone VR headset that similarly has no external sensors and does not plug into a PC, but shares much of its library with the standard PC-connected Oculus headset.

Oculus revealed today that both are coming out globally May 21. Both headsets will include a pair of the new, redesigned Touch controllers and will be $399.99 (or $499.99 for a version of Quest with a larger harddrive). Pre-orders for the headset are opening today.