Speedrunner demolishes Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! blindfolded

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Speedrunner demolishes Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! blindfolded

Fight fans, do we have a treat for you this Sunday morning. The blindfolded Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! speedrun is the pièce de résistance of speed-run trick shots. And here mPap plows through it in 20 minutes, 36 seconds, a world record by 37 seconds.

mPap has been on a mission the past week. Seven days ago, he beat sinister1’s two-year-old record for a blindfolded run. Sinister1, you may recall, got all the way to Mike Tyson in a spellbinding performance at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, but he did not beat the final boss then.

Valve acquires Firewatch developer, Campo Santo

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Valve acquires Firewatch developer, Campo Santo

Firewatch developer Campo Santo announced today that it’s joining Valve.

A blog post from the team expanded on the deal. Campo Santo’s upcoming game, In The Valley of the Gods, will be released as a Valve game. The decision to join Valve came after a series of long conversations, according to the blog post, and the team will continue to work on the games they want to, but under Valve’s umbrella. The blog post reads:

Nintendo Labo templates are now available for spare parts

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Nintendo Labo templates are now available for spare parts

Nintendo Labo’s blueprint patterns are now available for free, online, through Nintendo itself — but remember that Labo requires more than just cardboard to work as designed.

Software, of course, is needed to govern the Joy-Con controllers’ behavior when playing around with creations like the fishing rod or the RC car. The patterns are mainly useful as replacement parts for those who mutilate the original cardboard cutouts or, down the line, wear out their creations.

Xbox Games With Gold for May 2018: Metal Gear Solid 5, Super Mega Baseball 2

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Xbox Games With Gold for May 2018: Metal Gear Solid 5, Super Mega Baseball 2

Xbox Live’s Games With Gold for May 2018 are Super Mega Baseball 2, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Vanquish and all the Streets of Rage series from the Sega Vintage Collection. That’s according to this unlisted (but official) video, spied today by Wario64 and earlier in the week by others.

We’re looking forward to Super Mega Baseball 2, as its predecessor was our Sports Video Game of the Year for 2014. The followup just got a release date — May 1 — (it’s also coming to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, and it’s $29.99 for them and those who don’t have Xbox Live Gold). So if you have a Gold subscription, you get a brand-new video game with a solid pedigree.

Nintendo once vowed Night Trap would never be on its systems, but things change

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Nintendo once vowed Night Trap would never be on its systems, but things change

In 1993, at the height of the video game violence scare, Nintendo testified before the U.S. Senate on the matter of violence and sexual content in games. Two games, Midway’s Mortal Kombat and Digital Pictures’ Night Trap, were at the center of those hearings.

While the games’ so-called offensive content could be considered positively quaint today, at the time — prior to self-imposed content ratings from the Entertainment Software Rating Board — parents and politicians expressed grave concerns over kids getting their hands on games with blood and sexual content.

The next D&D sourcebook will go to podcasters first, and you can listen in

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The next D&D sourcebook will go to podcasters first, and you can listen in

Dungeons & Dragons is in the middle of a major renaissance, thanks in part to dedicated groups performing the role-playing game online. As fans of Critical Role or The Adventure Zone will tell you, podcasts are vehicles for some of the very best D&D stories of our time. That’s why developer and publisher Wizards of the Coast is inviting nearly two-dozen live play podcasts to sample its newest sourcebook, and you can listen in all throughout the month of May.

Wizards gave 21 live play podcasts and two Twitch channels access to it’s next book, called Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, and asked them to use them it in their next adventure. The result should be a month-long cavalcade of outstanding audio drama, with two podcasts per week and Twitch streams on the weekend.

Hearthstone game director quits Blizzard

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Hearthstone game director quits Blizzard

Ben Brode, a key leader in the success of Blizzard’s Hearthstone, today announced he’s leaving the company to set up a new venture.

Brode was on the original launch team for collectible card strategy game Hearthstone a decade ago. He leaves the company as game director for Hearthstone, which boasts more than 70 million players and has established itself on the professional esports circuit.

Capcom’s shutting down the Puzzle Fighter game it just launched

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Capcom’s shutting down the Puzzle Fighter game it just launched

Capcom’s attempt to revitalize the Puzzle Fighter series as a free-to-play mobile game hasn’t been a resounding success, apparently. The publisher announced today that Puzzle Fighter for Android and iOS will shut down permanently on July 31.

Puzzle Fighter officially launched worldwide in late November — meaning the game has been live for roughly five months. Capcom said it will pull the game from app stores on July 1, with the game’s servers shutting down at the end of that month. Capcom will end in-app purchases on Monday, April 23.

PUBG’s latest mode adds armored vehicles and eight-person squads

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PUBG’s latest mode adds armored vehicles and eight-person squads

Late last night PUBG Corp. released a new game mode for the PC version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It’s called Steel Rain, and it adds light armored vehicles to the game for the first time. It also ups the squad size to eight players. That means bigger gunfights early in every match, once again changing up the pace of the game.

Before you drop into Steel Rain you have the option of creating a squad with up to eight friends on Steam, otherwise you can opt to be placed automatically into another group or even go it alone.