The World Next Door Review - Adorable Anime Angst

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The World Next Door Review - Adorable Anime Angst

The World Next Door feels like it's a video game adaption of some manga or anime, which isn't too surprising. Rose City Games' visual-novel-meets-puzzle-battle game is published by anime and manga distributor Viz Media and features anime-inspired characters designed by artist Lord Gris. The game wears its inspirations on its sleeve, incorporating popular manga and anime tropes into its story. While the cast is fun to interact with and the game's combat a blast to play, there are certain aspects of The World Next Door's narrative that feels a little too stereotypical--especially in regards to most characters' portrayal.

In The World Next Door, you play as Jun, a human teenager who's lucky enough to win a ticket that allows her to visit the land of Emrys--a parallel world connected to Earth via both the internet and a magical portal that opens up for a few days every 20 years. Her trip in Emrys suddenly takes a dark turn when she fails to return to the portal before it closes, as humans can only last a few days in Emrys before they die. Jun teams up with her friend Liza, an Emrys native who's been communicating with Jun for months as a pen pal, to figure out a means of reopening the portal and getting home. The two enlist the help of a few of Liza's acquaintances as well, culminating in a party of seven when all is said and done.

Elder Scrolls 6 May Feature "Skyrim Grandma," See New Video Here

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Bethesda's highly anticipated upcoming RPG The Elder Scrolls VI is still a long time off--so long off that the company doesn't plan to talk about it during its E3 briefing in June. That said, we're still learning more about the title, and this latest bit of news may make you smile and warm your heart.

In a video celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Elder Scrolls series, it is seemingly confirmed that Shirley Curry, the grandmother who streams Elder Scrolls games on Twitch, will appear in The Elder Scrolls VI in some capacity. This follows a Change.org petition that called for Bethesda to put Curry in the game as an NPC, weapon, or location.

"This means a lot to me, because I would be extremely happy to know that somebody else was playing with my character in a future Elder Scrolls game," Curry says in the video.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Release Date And Pre-Order Guide (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Release Date And Pre-Order Guide (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The Wolfenstein series' first co-op experience is nearly here: Wolfenstein: Youngblood will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on July 26, publisher Bethesda recently announced. Initially revealed at E3 2018, Youngblood is a tale of two sisters, Jess and Soph, who are searching for their lost father (and main series protagonist), BJ Blazkowicz. Their journey will take you through 1980s Paris and, as always, involve killing a lot of Nazis.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood's co-op experience can be played online with a friend or solo with an AI companion. The game's Deluxe edition comes with a particularly great perk: a Buddy Pass that allows you to partner up with a friend even if they don't own the game. While you can only play with one friend at a time, the pass can be reused as many times as you want. And anyone who plays Youngblood using a friend's Buddy Pass can choose to upgrade to the full game at any time. The only restriction for Buddy Pass players is that they won't be able to earn Achievements or Trophies while playing on console.

Besides the new co-op gameplay, Youngblood is bringing fresh elements to the series, including new abilities, weapon attachments, gadgets, and more. Plus, you'll have access to improved weapons from Wolfenstein II: New Colossus, along with brand-new weapons like the Maschinepistole and the Elektrokraftwerk.

Valve Index VR Headset Details Emerge: June Release Date, Minimum PC Specs, And More

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Valve Index VR Headset Details Emerge: June Release Date, Minimum PC Specs, And More

In what seems to be a mistake of setting a web page live a little too early, new details on Valve's own gaming VR headset, called the Index, have emerged. This includes the minimum and recommended PC hardware requirements, what comes in the packaging, and (apparently) a definitive release date.

The initial Valve Index announcement was made last week with an official Steam page that indicates a May 2019 release window. However, the seemingly leaked store page (which is no longer live) listed a release date of June 15. Note that this could either be a placeholder date or a mistake; or this could be the actual launch for the VR headset.

Additionally, the minimum and recommended PC specs were shown and appear to be in line with the other PC-based VR headsets. You'll need at least a dual-core CPU with hyper-threading, 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 970 or RX 480 video card--Valve recommends a quad-core CPU and a GTX 1070 video card or better. You will also need DisplayPort 1.2 and USB ports (of course), though the recommended specs say that a USB 3.0 port is required for the headset pass-through camera.

ROH's Matt Taven Reveals Opponents' Biggest Weakness Ahead Of G1 Supercard, Title Redesign Plans

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Ring of Honor wrestler and leader of The Kingdom Matt Taven has an epic challenge in front of him at ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard on Saturday, April 6 at Madison Square Garden. He'll be taking on World Champion Jay Lethal and Marty Scurll in a ladder match for the title.

Taven is confident in his ability and truly believes he is the champion to the point where he made his own title, which Jay Lethal destroyed with an axe. The two faced each other at the ROH 17th Anniversary show for the championship, which ended in a time limit draw. This is where Marty Scurll entered the picture, inserting himself into the main event.

Lethal and Taven's match was a classic, but the leader of the Kingdom knows he can beat the Ring of Honor World Championship in the ladder match. "For what he did in the 60 minute match against me, he sometimes will go for go for it all and risk it all," Taven told GameSpot. "You saw him try to drop that elbow while I was lying on the ladder, and I was able to get a get out of the way and let Jay Lethal crash and burn. And I think Jay Lethal might get caught up in the moment and try to go for something spectacular and set a goal for the win."

Does Dark Phoenix Give Closure To The X-Men Movie Franchise?

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With the upcoming arrival of Dark Phoenix, the future of the X-Men film franchise is in a strange position. In the wake of Disney's purchase of 20th Century Fox, and the rights to the Marvel characters it controlled, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that the team of mutant superheroes would become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But what about the universe that's been built over the last 20 years through X-Men movies? If the continuity of this franchise ends, will fans get a sense of closure from Dark Phoenix? That's the question GameSpot posed to Dark Phoenix director Simon Kingberg and producer Hutch Parker at WonderCon, during a roundtable interview.