Stranger Things is coming to Dead by Daylight in a new update

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Stranger Things is coming to Dead by Daylight in a new update

Asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight has added a few iconic killers to the game before, including A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger and Scream’s Ghostface. Today, Behaviour Interactive announced another tie-in to a big horror property: Stranger Things.

Dead by Daylight pits four survivors against one killer. The killer is invulnerable and equipped with powerful abilities, and the survivors must work together to open the arena’s doors and escape. Stranger Thingsever-terrifying Demogorgon will be playing the role of the killer. The monster was the primary antagonist of the first season of Stranger Things, only to be replaced by the smaller demo-dogs and eventually season 3’s Mind Flayer monster.

Streets of Rage 4’s new character is a guitar-playing badass

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Streets of Rage 4’s new character is a guitar-playing badass

Streets of Rage 4 will bring a new street-level brawler into the mix: Cherry Hunter, the daughter of Adam Hunter from the original Streets of Rage. She fights wielding an electric guitar and comes armed with skill learned from another Streets of Rage vet, Axel Stone.

Cherry was trained in self-defense by Adam and Axel, and in her debut trailer, we see her pulling off some familiar moves, like Axel’s uppercut. But Cherry’s got some sweet skills of her own, like a guitar slide that lets her knock down enemies and an amplified guitar strum that shocks her foes. Of course, she can also bash bad guys with her ax. She looks like a speedy brawler in the latest look at Streets of Rage 4, which is part of a Gamescom 2019 reveal.

Hotline Miami Collection launching today on Nintendo Switch

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Hotline Miami Collection launching today on Nintendo Switch

Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the fast-paced top-down shooters from Dennaton Games, are being released together Monday, Aug. 19, on Nintendo Switch, publisher Devolver Digital announced during Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase ahead of Gamescom.

The bundle of the two games, known as Hotline Miami Collection, is listed in the Nintendo Switch eShop for $24.99, although it doesn’t appear to be available to buy just yet. The same package is currently being sold on PlayStation 4 (including PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions via cross-buy) for $19.99.

Ori and the Blind Forest coming to Nintendo Switch

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Ori and the Blind Forest coming to Nintendo Switch

Moon Studios’ platforming adventure game, Ori and the Blind Forest, is coming to Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27. The Metroidvania-style game was originally released in 2015 on Windows PC and Xbox One, and published by Microsoft.

The Switch version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition — a re-release of the game from 2016 that added new areas, new abilities, and new difficulty modes — will be published by Xbox Game Studios, another signal that Microsoft is more platform-agnostic than it has been in the past.

Superhot comes to Nintendo Switch today

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Superhot comes to Nintendo Switch today

Groundbreaking indie game Superhot is coming to Nintendo Switch today, as announced on Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase. Shown alongside a handful of other indie games, Superhot finally makes its way to Switch.

The 2016 first-person shooter is known for its unique visuals and creative gameplay. Time in the game only moves when you do, which means you can use your brain to figure out how to pull the coolest stunts, dodge bullets, and bash in your enemies’ skulls.

Watch Nintendo’s Indie World stream for news on Switch indie games

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Watch Nintendo’s Indie World stream for news on Switch indie games

Nintendo is dropping a bunch of news on indie games coming to Nintendo Switch during a new Indie World livestream on Monday, Aug. 19. Today’s Nintendo-Direct-but-for-indies presentation kicks off at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT and is expected to last 20 minutes

One of the games expected to be discussed today, Superhot for Nintendo Switch, appears to have already been outed. The first-person shooter, which uses a unique mechanic in which time moves forward when the player moves, sounds like it might be stealth-released very soon.

Minecraft getting visual overhaul with ray-traced graphics

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Minecraft getting visual overhaul with ray-traced graphics

Minecraft’s blocky visuals will soon look much more beautiful — at least, for PC players with the right graphics cards in their computers. Nvidia is working with Minecraft developer Mojang to implement real-time ray tracing in a free update for the Windows 10 version of the game, the companies announced Monday ahead of Gamescom 2019. The update is scheduled to be released within the next year, a Microsoft representative told Polygon.

“Ray tracing sits at the center of what we think is next for Minecraft,” said Saxs Persson, franchise creative director of Minecraft at Microsoft, in a news release. “GeForce RTX gives the Minecraft world a brand-new feel to it. In normal Minecraft, a block of gold just appears yellow, but with ray tracing turned on, you really get to see the specular highlight, you get to see the reflection, you can even see a mob reflected in it.”

Here’s The Legend of Zelda remade in Fortnite Creative

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Here’s The Legend of Zelda remade in Fortnite Creative

Fortnite Creative launched at the end of 2018, giving players yet another platform to recreate beloved classics of yesteryear. Hand it to YouTuber Mustard, though, there’s nothing half-hearted about this richly detailed representation of The Legend of Zelda’s complete overworld and nine dungeons.

The dungeons themselves are elaborate puzzles (one is more of a death run) that players must solve to collect a chunk of Triforce, reunite all nine pieces, and open the final level. Give that video a watch-through; it may be 20 minutes long, but some of the jumping puzzles Mustard has built up are actually quite detailed and challenging.

Blizzard warns WoW Classic realm is staring at a login queue of 10,000

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Blizzard warns WoW Classic realm is staring at a login queue of 10,000

Blizzard is warning World of Warcraft Classic players that, if enrollment holds as it is, one of its realms would face “login queues in excess of 10,000 players ... and possibly much higher than that.”

WoW Classic doesn’t launch until Aug. 27, a week from Tuesday, but last week Blizzard started opening up the game for character name reservations. Based on the activity they’ve seen, “the Herod realm is looking to be massively overpopulated,” community manager Kaivax wrote.

Apex Legends forum furious as devs call players ‘ass-hats’ and ‘freeloaders’

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Apex Legends forum furious as devs call players ‘ass-hats’ and ‘freeloaders’

Developers of Apex Legends tried on Reddit to apologize for and explain a snafu involving cosmetic items in the game’s current Iron Crown event. It did not go well. At all.

The thread devolved into an eye-popping series of insults and grievances — from Respawn Entertainment developers — that magnified players’ bad will toward the studio and the game. The result is an outraged Apex Legends subreddit this morning reposting screenshots of the most inflammatory comments and boiling with resentment at those who wrote them.