God Of War PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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God Of War PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle Revealed

Sony has announced a new PlayStation 4 bundle with God of War, themed to match the Norse stylings of Kratos' new weapon.

The system has a unique design for the controller, including emblazoning the words "God of War" on the Dualshock 4 touchpad. Head of Sony Santa Monica Shannon Studstill explained the reasoning behind the new design:

“When we designed Kratos’ new Leviathan Axe, we knew it would have far more meaning not only to the game, but to our fans. Santa Monica Studio was extremely proud to adorn the custom PS4 Pro with the Leviathan Axe in such detailed fashion. We spent a painstaking amount of time to ensure this PS4 Pro was special, for the special fans who will cherish it.

Fortnite Becomes Most-Watched Game On Twitch

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Fortnite Becomes Most-Watched Game On Twitch

Fornite has been building on its increasing popularity, sitting at the top of Twitch's viewership over the last two weeks. In that time, Fornite has been streamed for a total of 5.014 years and 110 days, which equates to 43,925,280 hours, in case you were going to do the math.

This almost doubles the viewership of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which clocks in at 2,517 years and 314 days. League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have continued to remain popular during Fortnite's boom, sitting at second and third place over the last two weeks with over 4,500 years and 2,600 years watched, respectively. For more detailed Twitch stats, you can check out SullyGnome's analytics page.

[Source: SullyGnome]

PS Now Adds 12 Games To Lineup, Some Upgrades From PS3 Iterations

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PS Now Adds 12 Games To Lineup, Some Upgrades From PS3 Iterations

PlayStation's game streaming service, PS Now, has dropped 12 more games into its roster. The games are:

Four PS3 titles in the service are also getting upgraded to their beefier PS4 counterparts. Those games are Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition, Terraria, and Tiny Brains.

Don't forget PS Now games can also be streamed on PC. For more on PlayStation, check out the free PS Plus games for March and why PS Plus won't include PS3 and Vita games starting next year.

Kongregate Announces Digital Download Service Kartridge

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Kongregate Announces Digital Download Service Kartridge

Kongregate, the primarily free to play publisher, is launching a digital download service on PC they call Kartridge.

The service focuses on all kinds of games and different payment models, promising to be a developer-focused platform with no listing fees and stronger control over the design and content of store pages. 

"Playing on Kartridge will immerse gamers in a deeply social world; they'll earn rewards for playing their favorite games, collect customized achievements, and connect with other gamers through chat, forums, and additional social features," Kongregate says. "They’ll share tips and strategies within newfound communities as they level up their accounts, earning rewards along the way.  The Kartridge platform was designed to be a unique and robust experience for players to enjoy, with the end goal of making the platform as fun as the games people are playing."

What's Inside The $375 Inside Collector's Edition Box?

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What's Inside The $375 Inside Collector's Edition Box?

Playdead's lauded games Inside and Limbo are worlds full of mystery, and that mystique continues in the $375 Inside collector's edition. What's in the box? We're not entirely sure.

The collector's edition does include the PS4 disc for Inside (Steam keys for the game as well as Limbo will be emailed after purchase) – but what exactly makes up the rest of the void is unknown.

Pre-orders for the box start this Thursday (March 8) at 7am PST at iam8bit.com, and orders will stop being taken on Friday, June 8 at 11:59pm PST.

Ubisoft Breaks Down Details For Far Cry 5's Map Editor

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Ubisoft Breaks Down Details For Far Cry 5's Map Editor

Far Cry 5, by all accounts, looks to be a dark, despairing game that makes the current political ills for America its destructive playground. Luckily, the DLC for the game seem to be a bit more wacky, including zombies and Martians. Today the publisher revealed another wrinkle in the fold: a map editor.

The map editor is due out in April for free and lets players important content from other Ubisoft series (text from Ubisoft):

All Far Cry 5 players will also have access to Far Cry Arcade, the evolution of the map editor that will deliver an endless amount of free gameplay and map creation opportunities for players. 

Update: More On The Diablo 3 On Switch Speculation

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Update: More On The Diablo 3 On Switch Speculation

Update #2: Sources have told Eurogamer that the speculation that Blizzard is bringing Diablo 3 to the Switch is true, and it's also heard that while the game is currently in production, its announcement "remains several months off." Whether that fits in with E3 in July or not remains to be seen.

[Source: Eurogamer

Update: Polygon reached out to Blizzard about the supposed tease for Diablo 3 and got a response back that might disappoint some folks:

Netflix's Lost In Space Reboot Looks A Little Like Mass Effect

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Netflix's Lost In Space Reboot Looks A Little Like Mass Effect

People who make science-fiction television shows for a living may have played a little Mass Effect in their day. Imagine that! The new trailer for Netflix's Lost in Space appears to draw inspiration from BioWare's Mass Effect games, most notably in the design of Will Robinson's Robot, which looks a lot like Legion, Commander Shepard's geth teammate. You can see the similarities between Legion and Robot below:

Mass Effect fans will also be reminded of the Nomad, and may even think the Robinson space suits look somewhat familiar. BioWare's artists knocked it out of the part with Mass Effect, and it really shouldn't be that shocking to see it be used as inspiration for movies and television shows. If anything, it makes me want to watch the show more. You can see the entire Lost in Space trailer below:

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Rumor: The Witcher's Geralt To Appear In Soulcalibur VI

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Rumor: The Witcher's Geralt To Appear In Soulcalibur VI

Let's Play Video Games has heard from anonymous sources that CD Projekt Red's Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise will appear in Bandai Namco's fighter Soulcalibur VI.

The site heard from its sources a few weeks ago, and its belief was strengthened when CD Projekt Red community lead, Marcin Momot, sent out the teasing tweet below.

LPVG also points out that Bandai Namco and CD Projekt Red have an existing relationship – the former distributes The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in some territories around the world.

Nintendo Officially Says Mario Is A Plumber Again

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Nintendo Officially Says Mario Is A Plumber Again

Last year, Nintendo shocked and baffled the world by changing a single category in Mario's Japanese profile page: occupation. The change went from Plumber to Adventurer, turning everything we knew about Mario on its head. Thankfully, that has now been rectified.

Users on Reddit noticed the change yesterday, realizing that Nintendo had seemingly adjusted the Mario profile page once again this week. After some Google translation and comparing of archived pages that referred to him only as a plumber "a long time ago," it was revealed that Occupation had been changed back to Plumber, putting Mario back in touch with his pipe-based roots.

Maybe Nintendo knows this is just one of those changes where calling him Adventurer provides no benefit but changing it from Plumber bothers some people because it's an unnecessary change. Or maybe Bowser's line in Mario Odyssey calling Mario "plumber boy" finally got to him and he realized that, while he may also be an adventurer, he'll always be a plumber at heart.