Borderlands 3's Release Date May Have Leaked

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Borderlands 3 had weeks of build-up for a PAX East announcement that put a proverbial ring on it, officially announcing the anticipated loot-shooter. But like a Russian nesting doll, that was yet another teaser, for more details to come on April 3. Those details may have leaked, with a social media post that appears to have dropped the release date.

The official Borderlands account tweeted (and subsequently deleted) word that the game is coming on September 13, and teased a Gold Weapon Skins Pack for pre-orders. The tweet is still visible through Archive.org, so we can say with certainty that it did exist at one point. Another tweet made a second mention of a Gold Weapons Skins pack, and yet another contained a video ad that showed the Epic Store logo. This suggests the game may be the latest to see an exclusive release there, rather than on Steam.

It is April 1, mind, so these accidental leaks may not be accidental at all, and instead a bit of playful high-level trolling. Still, this at least makes a September 13 release date, and exclusivity on the Epic Store, distinct possibilities. We'll probably know for sure once the official reveal event comes on April 3.

Pokemon Go Brings Back Ash Hat Pikachu For April Fools' Day

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April Fools' Day is here, and like many other developers, Niantic is celebrating with a special event in Pokemon Go. Last year, the developer memorably replaced the game's 3D Pokemon models with 8-bit sprites, but this year, it's giving players another chance to capture a Pikachu wearing Ash Ketchum's signature hat from the Pokemon anime series.

Throughout the day, you'll be able to come across a hat-wearing Pikachu when you take pictures using the new Go Snapshot feature. Like Smeargle, the Pikachu--or even Ash himself--will potentially photobomb the pictures you take; if that happens, back out of the mode and the Pikachu will appear in the wild, giving you an opportunity to catch it.

This marks the first time in more than a year that Ash's hat Pikachu has been available in Pokemon Go. Niantic first introduced it as part of the game's anniversary event, although there have been numerous other hat-wearing Pikachu since, such as a Santa hat Pikachu during the game's annual winter event.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Just Hit Its Lowest Price Ever At Only $20 (PS4, Xbox One)

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Just Hit Its Lowest Price Ever At Only $20 (PS4, Xbox One)

One of the best games released in 2018 just dropped to its lowest price ever: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is now selling for just $20 at Amazon and Best Buy. The game originally sold for $60, so if you haven't picked up Odyssey yet, the open-world RPG is an incredible purchase at only $20.

Like previous Assassin's Creed games, Odyssey takes players back to a historical setting--this time around, it's Ancient Greece. You'll choose between two characters--Alexios or Kassandra--and play as a mercenary descended from Spartan king Leonidas I. During the epic adventure, you'll find lost family members, take down an evil cult, and complete various side quests. Your choices will have a heavy impact on many events, including premature character deaths. The main story itself has nine different possible endings.

If you're a fan of gorgeous open-world games like The Witcher 3 or Horizon Zero Dawn, you'll enjoy becoming immersed in Odyssey's diverse and hyper-detailed locations around Greece. Odyssey's map is double the size of Origins', so you can easily sink dozens of hours into exploring its world, if you care to.

PlayStation Store Revises PS4 Refund Policy

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Sony has revised the refund and cancellation policies for pre-orders and purchases through the PlayStation Store. Under the new policies, you can refund pre-orders and purchases, under certain criteria.

According to the store cancellation policy, you can cancel a digital purchase within 14 days of purchasing it and receive a refund, as long as you haven't begun to download it or stream it already. If you have started to use it, the content must be "faulty" to obtain a refund. Pre-orders can be cancelled and refunded anytime before release, or within 14 days after payment was taken for your pre-order even if the release date has passed, with the same restrictions. Finally, the same policy will apply to season passes and promotional bundles.

The site notes that this only applies to consumables ordered directly through the PlayStation Store, since purchasing through a game itself delivers the content immediately and therefore isn't eligible for refund. It also suggests turning off automatic downloads if you think you may need a refund on a pre-order, since automatically downloading it when it's available will make you ineligible as well.

April 2019 Games With Gold For Xbox One, Xbox 360 Are Now Available

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Last week, Microsoft revealed the April lineup for Games With Gold, which are free to download for Xbox Live Gold members, and the first of those games are available starting today. In addition to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One), which has been available since March 16 and will be free for another two weeks, two new games are up for grabs: The Technomancer (Xbox One) and Star Wars Battlefront II (Xbox 360, Xbox One). Star Wars Battlefront II will disappear after April 15, while The Technomancer will be available for download all month long.

The Technomancer is an action RPG released in 2016 that's set 200 years after humans have colonized Mars. The Xbox One game has an in-depth crafting system, multiple fighting styles, skill trees, and a huge world to explore. Plus, don't miss this chance to get Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2--the light-hearted shooter expands upon the first Garden Warfare with new modes, characters, and more solo content. Then, on Xbox 360, you've got Star Wars Battlefront II, which released in 2005 on the original Xbox. The team-based shooter introduced new space combat maps, new classes, and Jedi as playable characters, but otherwise sticks to the Battlefront series' tried-and-true formula.

April Fools' Day 2019 Roundup: All The Best Gaming Jokes (Also Kirby Is A Square Now)

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April Fools' Day 2019 Roundup: All The Best Gaming Jokes (Also Kirby Is A Square Now)

Finally, the day we've been looking forward to since at least last night is here. April Fools' Day is back for more hoaxes, jokes, and wind-ups, and we're collecting all the best gaming-themed ones for you right here. We'll be updating this article throughout the day as we spot more fakes, so be sure to check back later, too.

However, it's not all jokes and japes on April Fools' Day: r/Games has closed down for April Fools' Day, but it is for a good reason. You can, however, share your favorite gags in the comments below.

だ、大ニュースっ!!
なんと!本日からカービィさんのかたちが「しかく」になりますっ!
どうして四角くなっちゃったんでしょうか…?われわれもリンク先をチェックしなければ~!
四角いカービィさんからも目がはなせませんっ!!#エイプリルフール #四角いカービィhttps://t.co/Ei8jo068Ae pic.twitter.com/u0k5sfeX05

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Yoshi's Crafted World Beats Division 2 And Sekiro To No.1

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It's a somewhat busy time for new game releases, and one of those new titles claims top spot in the UK physical sales chart this week. Nintendo's new Switch platformer Yoshi's Crafted World was the best-selling game in the UK for the week ending March 30, according to sales monitor Chart-Track.

Crafted World becomes the first Yoshi game ever to get to No.1 in the UK, though it was a close battle this week--the Switch exclusive beat The Division 2 by just 63 copies, according to GamesIndustry.biz. Below those two games is last week's No.1, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which falls two places to No.3.

The other new entries are Assassin's Creed III: Remastered, which debuts at No.9, Generation Zero at No.19, Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season at No.23, and Outward at No.24.