Rage 2 Adds NBA Jam Announcer As Pre-Order Bonus

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Bethesda has announced that Rage 2 comes with a special cheat code when you pre-order the game. You can watch the effects of the code, called He's On Fire, in the trailer above.

First things first, this doesn't seem to be an April Fool's Day joke. For the He's On Fire trailer's YouTube video, Bethesda comments, "And yes… it's real." According to Polygon, a Bethesda representative assured "this is 100% real, it is not a prank." If you're looking for April Fool's Day jokes, though, we've collected a bunch of this year's pranks.

Inputting the code for He's On Fire allows you to play through the entirety of Rage 2 with Tim Kitzrow--who's probably best known in the gaming community for voicing the announcer in the NBA Jam franchise--providing play-by-play commentary on your actions. The trailer for He's On Fire suggests the commentary is pretty responsive for whatever you're doing in the game. You'll be able to expect classic lines from NBA Jam, such as "from downtown" and "boomshakalaka," but there are new Rage 2-themed ones as well, like "you just sliced her head right off" and "tang, tang boomerang."

All The E3 2019 Press Conference Dates And Times So Far

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One of the year's biggest gaming shows, E3 2019, returns to Los Angeles in June. While Sony and Electronic Arts are breaking from tradition and eschewing their own press conferences, the show is still expected to be packed with news and reveals. The show is still a few months off, but companies are already announcing, or beginning to announce, the first details on their events.

In this post we're rounding up all the important times and dates for E3 2019 leading up to the show in June.

While E3 2019 officially runs June 11-13, events related to it begin earlier. EA's EA Play event begins Friday, June 7. The first major press conference, from Bethesda, will be held on Sunday, June 9, with briefings from Microsoft and Nintendo expected to follow thereafter. You can see the full schedule so far below; we'll keep updating this post as more information comes to light.

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.