Devil May Cry 5 Review Roundup -- Here's What Critics Are Saying

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Devil May Cry 5, the first numbered sequel in the franchise since 2008, releases this week. The name sends a clear signal to fans: this is the true successor to Devil May Cry 4.

The most significant addition is a completely new playable character, V. While Dante and Nero are known for their acrobatic gunplay, V is a very different fighter. He summons familiars while standing back and floating around the battlefield, letting them do his fighting for him. And of course, Dante and Nero themselves are back, offering the familiar action gameplay fans have come to expect. Capcom has marketed this as a return to form, but is it?

"As you send demons flying across the screen in Devil May Cry 5, a strong sense of familiarity will hit you," critic Matt Espineli wrote in GameSpot's review. "It is a brilliant iteration of the series’ best qualities--but it innovates as much as it reiterates, balancing new and old with infectious confidence."

Nintendo Switch's First Tetris 99 Tournament Features A $10 Prize

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Nintendo is holding its first event in-game event in Tetris 99 this week. The Maximus Cup kicks off on March 8, and it gives players a chance to earn $10 worth of My Nintendo points.

Throughout the Maximus Cup, players will compete to rack up the most first-place wins in Tetris 99. The top 999 players by the end of the event will be rewarded with 999 My Nintendo Gold points. These points can typically only be earned by buying Switch titles, and they can be used toward purchasing games and DLC from the Switch Eshop.

The Maximus Cup begins at 5 AM PT on March 8 and ends at 11:59 PT on March 10 (2:59 AM ET on March 11). You can read additional details about the event on Nintendo's website.

Rainbow Six Siege Burnt Horizon's Release Date Has Arrived; Patch Notes Revealed

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Rainbow Six Siege's new DLC drop, Operation Burnt Horizon, is now available. The expansion has been rolling out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC over the course of March 6, signaling the start of a new Siege season and year.

Year 4, Season 1 brings two new Operators, Mozzie and Gridlock, as well as a new map named Outback. Gridlock is a 3 armor, 1 speed attacker who comes equipped with three Trax Stingers--throwable, expanding spike clusters that slow and damage enemies who walk on them. Think of them as attacking versions of razor wire that cause damage--and make a similar amount of noise. Gridlock is therefore seen as an anti-roaming Operator. Her weapons include the F90 assault rifle or M249 LMG, as well as the Super Shorty sawed-off shotgun.

Mozzie, meanwhile, is a 2 armor, 2 speed defender who wields three deployable Pest devices, which will automatically hack and take over any enemy drone that enters a small radius. The drone is then fully under the command of the defending team; a small blue light is the only indicator to attackers that their drone is no longer under their control. Mozzie can use an AR9 assault rifle or the R10 Ronie machine pistol, as well as the same Super Shorty as Gridlock.

WWE Fastlane 2019 PPV Predictions: Becky Lynch Will Obviously Win

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WWE Fastlane 2019 PPV Predictions: Becky Lynch Will Obviously Win


Wrestlemania is almost here. Are you excited? Well, before we can get to WWE's biggest PPV of the year, we have to make a quick stop at Fastlane, which is traditionally a worthless and boring PPV. However, it's a new year, and surprisingly enough, WWE has gotten me invested in the storylines leading into this event.

While we're all sitting around waiting for Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan and Becky Lynch to finally fight Ronda Rousey in a sanctioned match--with or without Charlotte Flair--Fastlane is actually building on those storylines in interesting ways. Lynch will take on Charlotte Flair, and if "The Man" wins, she'll get a spot in the Raw Women's Championship match. Meanwhile, Owens is getting a shot at the WWE Championship against Bryan, creating even more anticipation for Kingston's eventual battle at Mania.

Fastlane comes to PPV and the WWE Network on Sunday, March 10. The main card start times are listed below, and the Kickoff Show starts one hour prior. As of this writing, there is one match on the preshow, and it's a good one. Like every other wrestling fan in the world, I have my opinions on who is going to win and lose these matches on Sunday, so here are my predictions for Fastlane.

Fastlane Start Times:

4 PM PT6 PM C7 PM ET12 AM GMT

Make sure to come back to GameSpot on Sunday, March 10 for live coverage of the event.

Devil May Cry 5 Review - It's A Jackpot

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Devil May Cry 5 Review - It's A Jackpot

As you send demons flying across the screen in Devil May Cry 5, a strong sense of familiarity will hit you. This is "old school" Devil May Cry, a simplistic network of hallways and arenas where you humiliate demons with absurd weaponry as a thumping battle theme fuels the bliss of every well-executed combo. DMC5 marks a return to the previous series continuity, and everything you remember about how those games played has been resurrected and improved. It is a brilliant iteration of the series’ best qualities--but it innovates as much as it reiterates, balancing new and old with infectious confidence.

The majority of your time in DMC5 is spent killing demons. With an array of melee and projectile attacks, you inflict complex combo strings while performing split-second dodges to evade incoming attacks. An in-game ranking system continually judges your style, encouraging you to better your performance. Protagonists Nero, Dante, and newcomer V each offer their own unique playstyles that makes the simple objective of clearing rooms of enemies continually exhilarating. Combat is where the game most expresses itself, showcasing the nuances of its mechanical depth in a variety of creative ways.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Might Have From Software's Most Punishing Take On Death

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Might Have From Software's Most Punishing Take On Death

The Shinobi known as the Wolf, the protagonist of From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is at a serious disadvantage. As he ventures through the hostile territory of the grounds of the castle where his master, the young Divine Heir, is being held prisoner, he constantly faces overwhelming odds and foes as deadly as any found in the Dark Souls games. Combat is difficult and punishing--and death comes frequently.

Players' relationship with death has been central to many of From Software's games, from Demon's Souls and Dark Souls to Bloodborne. In those games, death carries a massive penalty, costing you your ability to strengthen your character, and causing every decision in combat to become one of risk versus reward. Should you fight that enemy that could kill you to gain a massive payday in power-increasing souls, or avoid the gamble? Should you press the attack for a risky win, or stay conservative and wait for a better opening but prolonging the fight inviting potential disaster?

Devil May Cry 5 Review - Comeback Album

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Devil May Cry 5 Review - Comeback Album

As you send demons flying across the screen in Devil May Cry 5, a strong sense of familiarity will hit you. This is "old school" Devil May Cry, a simplistic network of hallways and arenas where you humiliate demons with absurd weaponry as a thumping battle theme fuels the bliss of every well-executed combo. DMC5 marks a return to the previous series continuity, and everything you remember about how those games played has been resurrected and improved. It is a brilliant iteration of the series’ best qualities--but it innovates as much as it reiterates, balancing new and old with infectious confidence.

The majority of your time in DMC5 is spent killing demons. With an array of melee and projectile attacks, you inflict complex combo strings while performing split-second dodges to evade incoming attacks. An in-game ranking system continually judges your style, encouraging you to better your performance. Protagonists Nero, Dante, and newcomer V each offer their own unique playstyles that makes the simple objective of clearing rooms of enemies continually exhilarating. Combat is where the game most expresses itself, showcasing the nuances of its mechanical depth in a variety of creative ways.

Mortal Kombat 11 Story Trailer Debuts Returning Characters

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Mortal Kombat 11 has already featured a ton of recognizable faces from the breadth of the entire series, and more returning characters have appeared. Erron Black, Cassie Cage, and Jacqui Briggs--all characters who made their first appearances in Mortal Kombat X--feature prominently in a new story trailer and have been confirmed as playable fighters.

The trailer focuses on Kronika and her attempts to fix the rift being caused by Raiden by drawing together multiple realities in order to reset the timeline. That brings in some recognizable characters we know from the series like Johnny Cage, along with newer additions that just appeared for the first time in the last game. The trailer shows each of the newly announced characters in story sequences, as well as brief snippets of what would appear to be their fatalities.

Cassie Cage is the daughter of Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage, while Jacqui Briggs is the daughter of Jax. Erron Black is an Outworld gunslinger and mercenary. Cassie will be shown in more detail during the Kombat Kast on March 6 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. For now you can watch the story trailer above.