StarCraft's 20th Birthday Adds Kerrigan Widowmaker Skin To Overwatch, Other Blizzard Goodies

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StarCraft's 20th Birthday Adds Kerrigan Widowmaker Skin To Overwatch, Other Blizzard Goodies

The original StarCraft turns 20 this month, and Blizzard is celebrating with a variety of bonuses across all of its games and more throughout the month.

Most notably, Overwatch players will be happy to know Widowmaker is getting a Kerrigan skin (not to be confused for the currently available Nova skin, based on StarCraft's other infamous sniper). Other bonuses in Blizzard's games include:

Blizzard also teased another StarCraft-themed hero will be joining Heroes of the Storm soon, though they did not announce who.

This Adorable Breath Of The Wild Guardian Figure Is Available To Pre-Order

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This Adorable Breath Of The Wild Guardian Figure Is Available To Pre-Order

Good Smile Company, a Japanese retailer known for its pop-culture collectibles, is releasing a Nendoroid figure of the Guardian from Breath of the Wild later this year, and it's available now to pre-order. 

This adorable collectible features a movable head and eyeball, along with removable legs. It also comes with a number of accessories including a translucent "Game Over" screen, which you can view in the image gallery below. Other accessories include an eye beam attack, and an Ancient Bow.

Currently being sold for 5,800 yen (approximately $55), you can pre-order the collectible by heading here. It is expected to ship as of August. Good Smile is also re-releasing its Nendoroid Link (4,500 yen) and Nendoroid Link DX (5.800 yen) which are both up from pre-order as well, and will ship in September.

Chucklefish Provides Insight Into Next Project Spellbound, A Game About Magical Schools

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Chucklefish Provides Insight Into Next Project Spellbound, A Game About Magical Schools

Chucklefish, the creator of the infectiously popular farming simulation game Stardew Valley, is working hard on its next title Spellbound. Spellbound has a similar aesthetic and vibe to Stardew Valley, but this time revolves around magic schools instead of agriculture.

In an interview with Red Bull Games earlier this week, Chucklefish's founder Finn Brice provided plenty of new tidbits about what we can expect from this school of wizardry sim where you attend classes, build relationships, craft, brew potions, and learn magical spells.

“The game revolves around your path through school, the relationships you build, and your mastery of the several schools of magic at your disposal,” Brice told Red Bull Games. “Players should expect to build up their magical proficiency by undertaking school projects. This might have them growing magical crops and creatures in herbology or taking on the denizens of the forest in elemental magic.

Latest PUBG Update On Xbox One Removes Starting Area

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Latest PUBG Update On Xbox One Removes Starting Area

On Friday, the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, which is currently in Xbox Game Preview, received an update. In particular, the starting area where you spawn at the beginning of the game has been removed. 

Instead of the lag-induced starting area that spawned hundreds of players in one place, the game will now introduce several pre-match starting locations to help optimize performance. However, this isn't the only notable change in this update. Sound effects are also being adjusted, along with quality of life improvements in some menus and bug fixes.

You can view the full patch notes below:

YouTuber Assembles Monstrous Homemade Switch XL

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YouTuber Assembles Monstrous Homemade Switch XL

With a little ingenuity and £350 (or about $482), YouTuber My Mate Vince created a "portable" Switch XL.

Using a 15.5 inch, 1080p monitor powered via USB cables, Vince attached the components to the back with velcro. Portable batteries power both the monitor and the third-party FastSnail Switch dock, which run off 12 and 5 volts, respectively. He even managed to make the Joy-Cons detachable by taking the rails off a controller grip and screwing and gluing them into the sides. The entire device weighs about 2.5 kilograms (or 5.5 pounds), he says.

Vince says in the video's description that if the video becomes popular enough he will invest in a set up that "will look much better and thinner and be more portable with a kickstand with different levels."

Japan Catches A Pokémon Café

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Japan Catches A Pokémon Café

The Land of the Rising Sun is fortunate to have some of the greatest cafés known to mankind, ranging from Monster Hunter to Kirby-themed settings with adorable dishes in tow. It was only a matter of time before Game Freak joined in with the craze with its adorable Pocket Monsters with the Pokémon Café in Tokyo.

Reservations will be opening on March 5 at 6 pm and are set between March 14 and April 5. After then, the schedule will be updated and subject to change, but the only way to get in is through reservations. Every customer will need to order two items, but if you're looking to go all in, you can do special reservations where you can get exclusive merchandise like mugs, plushies, and more.

Pikachu is all over most of the menu items, which range from soups to fruit dishes. There are plenty of colorful drinks and deserts as well, which are upwards $15 on average. You can check out the full menu by clicking here. We imagine it'll take quite some time for the craze around the café to die down, so if you don't see yourself going, at least there are appealing, digital alternatives in the near future.

Turns Out P.T. Would Still Be Spooky If It Were Made In 1998

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Turns Out P.T. Would Still Be Spooky If It Were Made In 1998

P.T. was a teaser for the canceled Silent Hills game that never came to fruition, but it's left quite an impact in its wake. Modders have tried to recreate the game on PC, and games like Layers of Fear have cited taking inspiration from it. The latest developer/artist to be inspired by the demo has decided to "demake" the game, and it's a sight to behold.

Youtube channel 98Demake has turn the PS4 game into something out of the late PlayStation era, complete with some nostalgic aliasing and and simple lighting. Although the graphics quality isn't the highest, you can still recognize it as P.T. and it's still really dark, ominous, and scary. Take a look below.

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The Top 300 Games Of All Time Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Top 300 Games Of All Time Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you subscribe to the computer, tablet, or mobile edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now read our 300th issue celebrating the top 300 games of all time! Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google Play, Kindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Someone Lined Their Floor With DS Game Boxes, And It Looks Awesome

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Someone Lined Their Floor With DS Game Boxes, And It Looks Awesome

For those of us with large game collections, shelves are a pretty common way to store all of the game boxes we accumulate. For others, though, the floor might be a better fit.

Resetera user Squarehard was challenged to cover their entire floor with DS game boxes to show off their massive collection of them, so they did. While we can't imagine it'd be comfortable to walk on, what better way to show off a game collection than for visitors to see literally every game you've collected when they visit. Also, it looks kind of incredible. Take a look.

(Images used with permission from Resetera user Squarehard.)

April Cover Revealed - Game Informer's 300th Issue

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April Cover Revealed - Game Informer's 300th Issue

27 years is a long time. For nearly three decades, Game Informer has made it its mission to inform the public about this thriving medium and the complex industry it's housed in. For our 300th issue, we sat down as a group for the sake of a massive undertaking: ranking the 300 greatest games of all time. We argued for weeks on the basis on historical significance, enjoyability, and of course that je ne sais quoi that just makes some games better than others to put together this list. The process was brutal, with passionate pleas for many of our favorite titles failing to make the cut, but in the end we emerged with what we feel as a group is the definitive list.