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.

God of War’s photo mode will let you turn Kratos’ frown upside down

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God of War’s photo mode will let you turn Kratos’ frown upside down

The new God of War launched today, and we already know what one of its first pieces of downloadable content will be: a photo mode, which is all the rage these days. And this one will let you replace Kratos’ rage with all kinds of other emotions.

On a 90-minute livestream counting down to the midnight release of God of War last night, Sony offered a first look at the game’s photo mode. You can see the full segment about the photo mode above. It looks just as robust as the well-received photo modes in recent PlayStation 4 exclusives such as Horizon Zero Dawn.

Nintendo starts selling Labo replacement parts

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Nintendo starts selling Labo replacement parts

Nintendo Labo is officially out today, and one of the immediate concerns Nintendo Switch owners will have is how to replace a component if it gets lost or damaged. Fortunately, Nintendo’s online store is here to help with replacement parts for Labo kits.

Nintendo is currently selling Labo replacement parts for the Robot Kit and Variety Kit through its online store. They can be purchased on a per-Toy-Con basis, meaning if you purchased a Variety Kit and only need to replace the cardboard required to build the fishing rod, that will cost you $8.99 (plus shipping). Replacement kits for the Variety Kit’s house, motorbike, piano and RC car are also available at prices ranging from $2.99 to $11.99.

Fans fire back at Warhammer developer who promised intense, 90-hour weeks at studio

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Fans fire back at Warhammer developer who promised intense, 90-hour weeks at studio

Neocore Games, the team behind the upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor — Martyr, announced yesterday that it would miss its release date. Along with an apology to fans, producer Zoltán Pozsonyi also announced that the team would literally double their efforts, working more than 90 hours a week for the next three weeks.

But fans pushed back, in the game’s Steam forums and on social media. Many were aghast at the thought of people putting in that much time during a so-called “crunch” period to finish the game. Several hours later, Neocore retracted the statement, saying that they were only joking.

Epic explains Fortnite’s corrupted replay problem, says solution on the way

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Epic explains Fortnite’s corrupted replay problem, says solution on the way

There’s no better feeling in Fortnite than capturing the moment you execute a spectacular move with a grenade launcher or cinch a victory after hours of playing.

That’s why players have been upset with faulty replay captures. Epic Games first announced an in-game replay tool was coming to Fortnite at the end of March, but didn’t unleash it until update patch v3.5 just a couple of weeks ago. The replay tool was developed as a way to give YouTubers better “in-game, cinematic camera features,” and allow other players to revisit their previous matches to better understand their gameplay techniques.

God of War director posts emotional react video to overwhelmingly positive reviews

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God of War director posts emotional react video to overwhelmingly positive reviews

God of War director Cory Barlog’s emotional reaction to the game’s undeniably positive reception is the immediate response of a man who’s worked tirelessly on developing a franchise, and wanting people to adore his work.

Barlog says in the video above that he wasn’t sure if he wanted to post the video, but felt compelled to as a way to help his son. Barlog, who has become a father since working on the God of War franchise, mentioned that he wanted to help his son see that it’s okay to be emotional. The video captures Barlog’s instant reaction to seeing scores go up on Metacritic, and his relief over the numbers rolling in.

High school sports association will sanction esports, but shooters are excluded

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High school sports association will sanction esports, but shooters are excluded

The National Federation of State High Schools, the United States’ primary leadership organization for high school sports like football and water polo, is getting into esports.

The NFHS, which literally writes the rules for 17 sports played by 7.9 million students in more than 19,500 American high schools, will soon add video games — MOBA, sports and fighting games — to that list. No specific titles have been named, but Polygon has learned that the shooter category, including popular titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Fortnite, has been specifically excluded from the program.

Magic: The Gathering Arena is getting Dominaria cards and Draft events soon

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Magic: The Gathering Arena is getting Dominaria cards and Draft events soon

Magic: The Gathering Arena, the new digital version of the popular card game, will be getting its first new expansion pack and a few new modes in the coming weeks, the game’s developers announced this week.

The first large-scale addition to Arena will come on April 26 when developer Wizards of the Coast will add Dominaria, the newest expansion for the physical Magic: The Gathering card game. This release lines up almost perfectly with Dominaria’s April 27 physical release date, answering the question of whether or not Arena will get the same new expansions that other Magic players enjoy.

Fortnite’s 50 v 50 mode is a great, safe place to practice your building skills

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Fortnite’s 50 v 50 mode is a great, safe place to practice your building skills

Fortnite: Battle Royale’s limited-time 50 v 50 mode is a rare opportunity to learn the game’s building skills. Seriously. Don’t be fooled by the promise of humongous, end-game battles. The best reason to try the mode is the abundance of resources and safe space to practice construction.

Here’s how the 50v50 mode works: To start each round, two teams of 50 players fly over the game’s island in two separate buses from opposite sides of the map. Between the paths of the buses sits the small end-game circle, clearly marked from the start. Players from both teams can rush to the circle, which gets between three and six supply drops every two minutes — a solid choice for players who specialize in combat.