Metal Gear’s Solid Snake, Naked Snake and Raiden join up for Super Bomberman R

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Metal Gear’s Solid Snake, Naked Snake and Raiden join up for Super Bomberman R

Super Bomberman R might have one of the weirdest rosters of this generation. The game already has characters like Master Chief, Ratchet and Pyramid Head. To commemorate the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One ports of the Nintendo Switch launch title, the publisher has added several characters to the game — including some fictional and real-life heroes.

A trio of Metal Gear Solid characters have entered the fray and received the requisite chibi-style Bomberman makeovers at the same time. Solid Snake, Naked Snake and Raiden (sadly sporting his Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance look) band together to form Super Bomberman R’s new Metal Gear contingent. They’ve even brought a tiny version of Mother Base with them as a playable stage.

Mega Man X collection undoes the US version’s Guns N’ Roses boss names

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Mega Man X collection undoes the US version’s Guns N’ Roses boss names

The upcoming Mega Man X Legacy Collection games will undo a contentious localization decision made during the development of Mega Man X5. The collection will drop the Guns N’ Roses-inspired names for the game’s bosses, known as Mavericks, and revert them to their original forms.

When Mega Man X5 hit North America in 2001, the PlayStation game diverted from the series’ boss naming conventions and changed the original Japanese character names to reference Guns N’ Roses: Spike Rosered became Axle the Red, Crescent Grizzly became Grizzly Slash, Tidal Whale became Duff McWhalen. It was a puzzling decision, even though Mega Man characters bear musical names (and Capcom borrowed Axl and Slash’s names for Final Fight’s rock and metal-inspired bad guys).

QuakeCon registration opens on Friday

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QuakeCon registration opens on Friday

QuakeCon 2018 will be held Aug. 9-12 in Dallas to celebrate all things Quake, id and Bethesda Softworks, and registration for the event opens on Friday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The event itself is still free and open to the public, per the usual. The registration window also includes ticket sales for the Bring-Your-Own-Computer LAN party (billed as North America’s largest) and a Swag Pack full of premium items.

Pokémon Quest now available on Android and iOS

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Pokémon Quest now available on Android and iOS

The Pokémon Company’s free-to-play, cube-shaped action RPG, Pokémon Quest, is now available for mobile devices. Players can now visit Tumblecube Island and play with blocky Pokémon on Android and iOS.

Pokémon Quest was announced and released on Nintendo Switch in May. We described the Switch version as a stripped-down but still enjoyable take on the Pokémon franchise, likening it to “Minecraft meets the simplistic Pokémon spinoff Pokémon Rumble.”

Heavy Rain, Absolver go free on PlayStation Plus in July

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Heavy Rain, Absolver go free on PlayStation Plus in July

Sony will offer Heavy Rain and Absolver as freebies to PlayStation Plus subscribers in July 2018, the company announced Wednesday.

Heavy Rain, the four-protagonist mystery thriller from French studio Quantic Dream, debuted on PlayStation 3 in 2010 and was ported to PlayStation 4 in 2016. Only the PS4 version will be part of next month’s PlayStation Plus lineup along with Absolver, the multiplayer fighting game from Sloclap.

Sony tries to buy more time for PlayStation 4’s Fortnite account debacle

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Sony tries to buy more time for PlayStation 4’s Fortnite account debacle

Sony has finally broken the silence following the company’s brief and embarrassing statement about the controversy surrounding Fortnite accounts being locked out of the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch if they have ever been used on the PlayStation 4, but there still aren’t many details available about what Sony plans to do about the situation.

“We’re hearing it,” Shawn Layden, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, told a Eurogamer reporter whose question indicated the company hadn’t been listening to players on this issue. “We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”

Summer Games Done Quick 2018: what to watch on the fourth day

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Summer Games Done Quick 2018: what to watch on the fourth day

The fourth 24 hours of Summer Games Done Quick packs in 33 events, the most of any day so far. Highlights today include six races, including two involving the world No. 1s and No. 2s (and a third involving No. 1, 2 and 3); speedrunner extraordinaire TheMexicanRunner in Cuphead; and, yes, The Noid. You can watch all of the action live, right here.

TheMexicanRunner (real name Piotr Kusielczuk) is known for speedrunning the full, 714-game library of Nintendo Entertainment System games. At Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 six months ago, he did a speedrun of the notoriously impossible Battletoads (where he has five of seven category No. 1s on speedrun.com). Cuphead seems to be his new obsession, where he has 25 world records (Cuphead’s different modes and difficulties create a lot of combinations). TheMexicanRunner takes on Cuphead (all flags, regular difficulty, and legacy — i.e., any version before the current patch) at 10:48 p.m.

Fortnite 4.5 data mine includes new skins, gliders, backbling and emotes

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Fortnite 4.5 data mine includes new skins, gliders, backbling and emotes

The latest update for Fortnite, patch 4.5, was a doozy, adding the brand-new Playground mode and a bunch of quality-of-life improvements. But hidden among the data files was also a glimpse of the skins, backbling, gliders and emotes we can expect to see in the coming weeks.

Twitter user @TwoEpicBuddies ripped the data files from the version 4.5 update and discovered quite a number of new unlockables. It seems that in addition to the superhero theme that’s been running through season 4 of Fortnite, there’s also a detective theme on the way.

The Binding of Isaac is getting a card game

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The Binding of Isaac is getting a card game

This week saw the launch of a Kickstarter project to fund The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. Using characters, enemies and items from the long-running action rogue-like, Four Souls is hoping to make the franchise more of a social experience as a multiplayer card game.

The campaign launched Wednesday with a goal of $50,000 and as of this moment it’s already reached $175,676, with over 2,000 backers, which means it cruised past its desired mark almost instantly.

Fortnite’s pencil warriors may have just been wiped out

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Fortnite’s pencil warriors may have just been wiped out

Building structures and getting the high ground are two of the most important skills for high-level Fortnite play. You used to be able to peek through structures you built by entering the edit mode and removing a square.

This gave you a way to see what the enemy was doing without them being able to see inside your structure, which put you at the advantage, particularly during late game duels. You could see out, but no one could see in.