Marvel’s Avengers Comic-Con panel teases Ms. Marvel

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Marvel’s Avengers Comic-Con panel teases Ms. Marvel

Square Enix and developers from Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal gave Marvel fans a new look at their upcoming Avengers video game at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, and perhaps the biggest reveal was the appearance of Ms. Marvel (as Kamala Khan), who will play an unspecified role in Marvel’s Avengers.

In an extended gameplay look at Marvel’s Avengers, featuring characters like Hulk and Black Widow battling bad guys like Taskmaster, Kamala Khan — wearing a Captain Marvel t-shirt, no less — appears as a bystander to the action. Khan watches the action unfold in San Francisco on “A-Day,” a celebration of the Avengers that goes horribly wrong, and flees amid the chaos.

Overwatch is getting a new role queue system for ranked — and pro play

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Overwatch is getting a new role queue system for ranked — and pro play

One of the worst experiences of Overwatch is getting into a lobby first, picking Pharah or D.Va, and then watching the rest of your team pick five more damage heroes. Blizzard is offering a new solution for this problem with a role queue system that lets you sign up as a tank, support, or damage in both quick and competitive play.

Currently, Overwatch’s lobbies are totally lawless, only limiting players to heroes that have yet to be picked. As a result, especially at lower levels of play, hero selection can be chaos. Players jostle over who gets to play DPS, pressure each other to play Mercy, and ultimately feel frustrated if they feel forced into tanking six games in a row.

Bungie: Shadowkeep’s Armor 2.0 system is about bringing stats back to Destiny 2

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Bungie: Shadowkeep’s Armor 2.0 system is about bringing stats back to Destiny 2

When Bungie releases Destiny 2: Shadowkeep later this year, it won’t just be about adding new missions and locations to the game. The Season of the Undying — which launches with Shadowkeep — also brings a rework to armor, a core system all players engage with.

Bungie’s shown off a bit of Armor 2.0 in its Out of the Shadows ViDoc, but most of what we saw was likely early development assets. Polygon sat down general manager Mark Noseworthy and franchise director Luke Smith to talk about stat-ifying Destiny 2.

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 news, trailers, and announcements

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San Diego Comic-Con 2019 news, trailers, and announcements

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is here with another year of panels, announcements, and more. This year’s convention runs from Thursday, July 18 to Monday, July 22 and will feature several panels from Marvel, Funimation, Netflix, Hulu, Adult Swim, and more.

We’ll be there every step of the way to deliver the latest updates on panel coverage, announcements, trailers, release dates, and more. Follow our stream below for all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

Super Mega Baseball 2 comes to Nintendo Switch next week

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Super Mega Baseball 2 comes to Nintendo Switch next week

Super Mega Baseball 2 is launching on Nintendo Switch on July 25 as Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition, developer Metalhead Software announced Thursday. The arcade-ish, unlicensed but very entertaining sports series has been a favorite of Polygon’s sports writers since the first game debuted in 2014.

Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition, which bundles two more ballparks and five post-launch cosmetic packs, will also launch for PlayStation 4, Windows PC (via Steam), and Xbox One for the same price, $29.99. (The original game will see a price cut, as will its à la carte DLC.)

Classic indie platformer Limbo is free at the Epic Games Store this week

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Classic indie platformer Limbo is free at the Epic Games Store this week

The latest free game hitting the Epic Game Store is Limbo, the indie platformer best known for its eerie ambiance and an ending as polarizing as The Sopranos.

The black-and-white 2D side-scroller utilizes classic platformer mechanics, but the visuals and sounds are haunting, and deaths (which come often) are gruesome. Limbo follows a young boy searching for his sister in a mysterious forest full of traps and monsters, including the creepiest spider I’ve ever seen in a video game.

Fallout 76’s next big event is all about getting that meat

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Fallout 76’s next big event is all about getting that meat

Bethesda is introducing a new summer event to Fallout 76 that’s all about collecting meat for one of the game’s few non-robot NPCs and helping him grill it up. It sounds like some lighthearted fun, even though the excitement to hang out with a Super Mutant and cook meat is tempered by a series of bugs introduced by the most recent patch. Bethesda’s latest Inside the Vault announcement goes into both of these issues, and gives some details on how players can earn cookout-themed cosmetics.

Patch 11 was one of the regular content rollouts that have started since Wild Appalachia, the first Fallout 76 content update. However, this new patch ended up causing issues, including power armor bugs and a lack of legendary drops. A hotfix is being released that prevents the lack of legendary drops, and a further fix will be instituted to ensure that the correct creatures are marked as legendary.

id Software director Tim Willits leaving after 24 years at studio

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id Software director Tim Willits leaving after 24 years at studio

Veteran id Software developer Tim Willits is leaving the studio after 24 years. Willits made the announcement on Twitter, saying that he’ll depart id Software, known for its groundbreaking work on first-person shooters like Quake and Doom, after this year’s QuakeCon in July.

“After 24 years, I’ve decided to leave id Software after QuakeCon,” Willits said. “I’ve been extremely lucky to work with the best people in the industry on truly amazing games. QuakeCon has been an unbelievable part of my journey and I look forward to seeing everyone at the Gaylord Texan.

GTA Online’s casino, the Diamond, opens next week with new missions

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GTA Online’s casino, the Diamond, opens next week with new missions

Grand Theft Auto Online’s long-awaited casino, the Diamond Casino & Resort, opens to players on Tuesday, July 23, and it’s coming with a set of story-based cooperative missions.

(Virtual) gambling activities include (three-card) poker, blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and good ol’ Inside Track Betting, whose outrageous horse names (scroll down here) thousands of GTA: San Andreas fans will fondly recall. The story stuff unfolds once players take ownership of a Master Penthouse atop the building. The posh suite is customizable, and it also confers membership in The Diamond family, which comes with a set of missions.