We Find Out How Star Fox Integrates Into Starlink And How Ubisoft Made The Collaboration Happen

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We Find Out How Star Fox Integrates Into Starlink And How Ubisoft Made The Collaboration Happen

This past E3, Ubisoft’s press conference was full of projects they had already announced beforehand, coming into the show with very little in the way of surprises. As the trailer for their toys-to-life space game Starlink rolled, an update from the game’s fairly featureless announcement the previous year, Ubisoft proved that they did have one more surprise up their sleeves. The beeps and boops coming over the ship’s communicator were instantly recognizable to any classic Star Fox fan, as Nintendo’s vulpine star warrior and his crew joined Starlink in a fairly extensive collaboration.

Since that announcement, Ubisoft has been coy about the game, not divulging too much about the Star Fox integration, or really much about the game itself. Was Star Fox merely a guest that leaned toward a cosmetic and superficial or would he be integrated into the storyline itself? Ubisoft gave me time to sit down with the first chapter of Starlink on the Switch and also talk to the game’s producer Matt Rose about how this collaboration came to be.

Hands-On With Super Mario Party's Dedicated Cooperative Mode

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Hands-On With Super Mario Party's Dedicated Cooperative Mode

When you think "Mario Party," you probably think of minigames, getting frustrated by your friends, and getting even more frustrated by the seemingly random mechanics of the board game. I guess fun is also part of that equation, too. Historically, the series has mostly been about competing with those around you, and while all the Mario Party games have featured some kind of cooperative experience, Super Mario Party's is a little bit different.

During PAX West 2018 we got to play a mode that is about teamwork exclusively, both in the way you move across the "board" and in the minigames you play. I put "board" in quotes because you don't play on a gameboard this time. Instead, three players and I paddle down a river, holding Joy-Cons in our hands to pantomime the act of rowing. We work together to avoid obstacles, making sure the two on the right side row when we need to move left, and perform the opposite when need to movie right.

Hands-On With Super Mario Party's Dedicated Cooperative Mode

about X hours ago from
Hands-On With Super Mario Party's Dedicated Cooperative Mode

When you think "Mario Party," you probably think of minigames, getting frustrated by your friends, and getting even more frustrated by the seemingly random mechanics of the board game. I guess fun is also part of that equation, too. Historically, the series has mostly been about competing with those around you, and while all the Mario Party games have featured some kind of cooperative experience, Super Mario Party's is a little bit different.

During PAX West 2018 we got to play a mode called River Survival that is about teamwork exclusively, both in the way you move across the "board" and in the minigames you play. I put "board" in quotes because you don't play on a gameboard this time. Instead, three players and I paddle down a river, holding Joy-Cons in our hands to pantomime the act of rowing. We work together to avoid obstacles, making sure the two on the right side row when we need to move left, and perform the opposite when need to movie right.

Get Ready For Tip-Off With New NBA 2K19 Trailer

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Get Ready For Tip-Off With New NBA 2K19 Trailer

Sports game season is upon us, and NBA 2K19 is showing off its moves in style with a new gameplay trailer in anticipation of its soon-to-be launch.

Watch the video above to get a look at sick dunks and outrageous celebrations, which also features plenty of the greats, such as James Harden, Steph Curry, and Lebron James (donning his new Lakers uniform). 

For those who pre-order the anniversary edition, you can start playing tomorrow. Standard edition buyers can get on the court starting September 11. 

Get Ready For Tip-Off With New NBA 2K19 Trailer

about X hours ago from
Get Ready For Tip-Off With New NBA 2K19 Trailer

Sports game season is upon us, and NBA 2K19 is showing off its moves with a new gameplay trailer in anticipation of its soon-to-be launch.

Watch the video above to get a look at sick dunks and outrageous celebrations, which also features plenty of the greats, such as James Harden, Steph Curry, and Lebron James (donning his new Lakers uniform). 

For those who pre-order the anniversary edition, you can start playing tomorrow. Standard edition buyers can get on the court starting September 11. 

Latest Battlefield V Video Provides A Deep Look At Maps, Mobility, And Battle Royale

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Latest Battlefield V Video Provides A Deep Look At Maps, Mobility, And Battle Royale

DICE has released a new video for its upcoming Battlefield V, which provides an in-depth look at everything from new mobility options to a glimpse of what's ahead post-launch. The most tantalizing info is centered around Firestorm, however, the game's battle-royale mode.

In Firestorm, 16 teams of four battle to be the last ones alive on what DICE is calling its biggest Battlefield map yet. Players will have to fend off other players while also dealing with the mode's shrinking-playfield conceit, an encroaching fire. 

Battlefield V is set for a release on November 20. EA Access, Origin Access, and Origin Access Premier subscribers can check out the latest beta for the game this week, starting on September 6.

Latest Battlefield V Video Provides A Deep Look At Maps, Mobility, And Battle Royale

about X hours ago from
Latest Battlefield V Video Provides A Deep Look At Maps, Mobility, And Battle Royale

DICE has released a new video for its upcoming Battlefield V, which provides an in-depth look at everything from new mobility options to a glimpse of what's ahead post-launch. The most tantalizing info is centered around Firestorm, however, the game's battle-royale mode.

In Firestorm, 16 teams of four battle to be the last ones alive on what DICE is calling its biggest Battlefield map yet. Players will have to fend off other players while also dealing with the mode's shrinking-playfield conceit, an encroaching fire. 

Battlefield V is set for a release on November 20. EA Access, Origin Access, and Origin Access Premier subscribers can check out the latest beta for the game this week, starting on September 6.

Super Meat Boy Forever Shows How You Fight A Boss In An Auto Runner

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Super Meat Boy Forever Shows How You Fight A Boss In An Auto Runner

In the world of video games, "auto runner" is a four-letter word. It conjures up free-to-play mobile titles and endless runners that conveniently offer you the opportunity to keep playing when you fail for a price. In some ways, it is a simplification of the platforming genre, but games like Super Mario Run and Rayman Run have proven that plenty of fun and challenge can be found when you're not in charge of your forward momentum.

Super Meat Boy Forever is an auto runner, but nothing about it feels simplified or cheap as a result of now belonging to this new platforming sub-genre. In the original Meat Boy, you were generally leaning left or right on the control stick sprinting in one direction at full speed anyway, so now that the game is taking care of that action for you, you are free to focus on his new punching and ducking abilities. It makes everything faster, while still giving you the satisfaction of completing incredibly difficult challenges.

Super Meat Boy Forever Shows How You Fight A Boss In An Auto Runner

about X hours ago from
Super Meat Boy Forever Shows How You Fight A Boss In An Auto Runner

In the world of video games, "auto runner" is a four-letter word. It conjures up free-to-play mobile titles and endless runners that conveniently offer you the opportunity to keep playing when you fail for a price. In some ways, it is a simplification of the platforming genre, but games like Super Mario Run and Rayman Run have proven that plenty of fun and challenge can be found when you're not in charge of your forward momentum.

Super Meat Boy Forever is an auto runner, but nothing about it feels simplified or cheap as a result of now belonging to this new platforming sub-genre. In the original Meat Boy, you were generally leaning left or right on the control stick sprinting in one direction at full speed anyway, so now that the game is taking care of that action for you, you are free to focus on his new punching and ducking abilities. It makes everything faster, while still giving you the satisfaction of completing incredibly difficult challenges.

12 Minutes Of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Gameplay

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12 Minutes Of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Gameplay

During PAX West 2018 we got a chance to play the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion/prequel Torna – The Golden Country. The new chapter follows a new party of characters, takes place 500 years before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and features a reworked combat system that gives you more direct control over Blades. You can see it all in action in the video above.

Torna – The Golden Country releases as part of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's expansion pass as a digital download on September 14, but will also be available physically September 21.