Nintendo and Microsoft’s friendship continues with Minecraft-style New 2DS

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Nintendo and Microsoft’s friendship continues with Minecraft-style New 2DS

It didn’t take long for Nintendo and Microsoft to become the industry’s new power couple — a pair of best friends who hang out together, rubbing it in the face of spoilsport Sony. Not only does the updated Minecraft for Nintendo Switch allow for cross-platform play with Xbox One, an unprecedented partnership that transcends first-party lines, but Nintendo is also now paying even larger tribute to the Microsoft-owned franchise.

A trio of New Nintendo 2DS XL systems are heading to Japan this summer, and the star of the show is the Minecraft Creeper Edition. It’s a beautiful, blocky green handheld that’s the spitting image of Minecraft’s mascot. And based on its box art, it looks like the Microsoft-owned Mojang had a hand in the design.

Don’t expect Bethesda’s Starfield anytime soon

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Don’t expect Bethesda’s Starfield anytime soon

Aside from a very brief and very vague teaser shown at this year’s E3, not much is known about Bethesda Softworks’ Starfield. And according to an interview with Eurogamer, people shouldn’t expect to be able to play the game anytime soon.

Eurogamer managed to corner Todd Howard in Spain at the Gamelab conference. The site pressed him on the game’s tech, and during the interview, Howard let slip that the game won’t be out for a good long while.

Shenmue and Shenmue 2 re-releases coming this August

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Shenmue and Shenmue 2 re-releases coming this August

Shenmue 1 & 2, a bundle containing modern ports of the first two Shenmue games, will be released Aug. 21 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

The re-release will cost $29.99. Pre-orders are now available on Steam and the Xbox Store, but not the PlayStation Store. Sega previously announced that it is also releasing physical copies of Shenmue 1 & 2 on PS4 and Xbox One.

The Drum Gun comes to Fortnite

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The Drum Gun comes to Fortnite

Fortnite’s in-game rocket has been launched, and it tore what looks to be a hole in the sky and right through reality itself ... and that tear is getting bigger and bigger. You’d think that this latest content update would address that situation in even some small way, but at least we have a new machine gun?

“The Drum Gun is a hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG,” the Fortnite team explains in the patch notes. It holds 50 rounds, uses medium ammo and delivers 26/27 base damage. You can find it among the floor loot, in chests or in vending machines.

Fortnite’s Playground Mode is back after several days of downtime

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Fortnite’s Playground Mode is back after several days of downtime

Fortnite’s new creativity-focused Playground Mode has returned to the game, days after developer Epic Games was forced to take it offline due to technical difficulties.

The Playground Limited Time Mode debuted as in Wednesday’s patch v4.5, but just a few hours after its release, Epic took it down. Playground is far and away the most anticipated Limited Time Mode in Fortnite’s history, which made its all-too-brief appearance after patch v4.5 even more disappointing for fans. Thankfully, it’s now back on the live servers, and Epic has even provided the community with a few details about what exactly went wrong.

Mutant Football League comes to Nintendo Switch this fall

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Mutant Football League comes to Nintendo Switch this fall

Mutant Football League, which launched in January on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, is coming to Nintendo Switch as well on Sept. 18 with a retail “Dynasty Edition” relaunch featuring new teams and new content.

Werewolves and demons will join the species slugging it out on Mutant Football League’s bloodspattered gridiron, along with two more teams added to the base roster of 18 squads. Mutant Football League is the spiritual successor to the Mutant League Football hit for Sega Genesis 1993 years ago; Michael Mendheim, the creator of the original, is behind this follow-up as well.

Generation Zero will build on stealth mechanics from Avalanche Studios’ The Hunter

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Generation Zero will build on stealth mechanics from Avalanche Studios’ The Hunter

Only in the world of video games could hyper intelligent, homicidal robots be considered “more mainstream” than white-tailed deer.

Generation Zero is just one of several new titles announced by Avalanche Studios, makers of the Just Cause series and 2015’s Mad Max, announced prior to E3. Game director Emil Kraftling told Polygon that his newest project evolved out of the company’s work on another, lesser known series called The Hunter. The original title, simply The Hunter, was released as a free-to-play title in 2009.

Turn-based soccer is (almost) as much fun as the World Cup

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Turn-based soccer is (almost) as much fun as the World Cup

Does watching hours of World Cup football every day leave you feeling hungry for more? Looking to squeeze some extra soccer in between punter analysis, replays and stats-gorging? Or is this World Cup your entry point into the sport, and now you want to learn how it works? Whatever the case, let me introduce you to Football, Tactics and Glory.

This PC soccer game has taken over the part of my life that isn’t already consumed by the World Cup.

Everything you need to know about Overwatch endorsements

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Everything you need to know about Overwatch endorsements

Overwatch has been going through quite a lot of changes recently. From the recent revealed Hammond (a.k.a. Wrecking Ball) to the reworked Symmetra, there’s a lot to catch up on if you haven’t been keeping up. But the characters aren’t the only ones bringing something new to the table. In an effort to combat toxicity and increase positive player behavior, Blizzard rolled out “endorsements” in one of the game’s latest patches. While we’re all familiar with the mechanics of reporting problematic behavior, endorsements call out those players who have been particularly nice.

There are three categories of endorsements: