The next Dungeons & Dragons book will be a whimsical romp through the feywild

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The next Dungeons & Dragons book will be a whimsical romp through the feywild

The next Dungeons & Dragons campaign book will be titled The Wild Beyond The Witchlight, and be published on Sept. 21. Publisher Wizards of the Coast promises more information during D&D Live, a special two-day event hosted by G4.

D&D has been on a big upswing in popularity with its 5th edition ruleset, which launched in 2014 with the Player’s Handbook. That streak has been particularly hot with its last few offerings. Candlekeep Mysteries is an excellent anthology of short, single sitting adventures crafted by an extraordinarily diverse cast of writers. That was followed up by Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, which reboots the classic horror setting from the 1990s. We called it “the biggest, best D&D book of this generation.”

Artist says Capcom stole her photos for Resident Evil, Devil May Cry games in lawsuit

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Artist says Capcom stole her photos for Resident Evil, Devil May Cry games in lawsuit

Capcom games like Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry allegedly used unlicensed copyrighted photos extensively in its games to build out environments, details, and even the Resident Evil 4 logo, according to a new lawsuit filed Friday.

Designer Judy A. Juracek filed her initial complaint in a Connecticut court on Friday. In the lawsuit, she alleged that Capcom used photos from her copyrighted book, Surfaces, in multiple games, including Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry, and other Capcom games. Surfaces is a collection of 1,200 photographs of textures that Juracek photographed herself; the book is intended to be used for “visual research” for artists, architects, and designers, according to the book’s description. It was originally published in 1996. The collection comes with a CD-ROM of the images — but Juracek said she requires people to license images from her for commercial use by contacting her directly. Juracek said Capcom never contacted her for a license.

Bungie’s Witch Queen expansion tease has Destiny fans clamoring for ‘Old Chicago’

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Bungie’s Witch Queen expansion tease has Destiny fans clamoring for ‘Old Chicago’

Bungie dropped a small but powerful teaser image for Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion, The Witch Queen, in its Thursday blog. And while the image has a blurry background, every Destiny detective seems to be shouting the same thing on Twitter and Reddit: Old Chicago.

If you’ve been around the Destiny community for a long time, you’ve probably heard someone talk about Old Chicago. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, Old Chicago was supposedly a planned location for the original Destiny, but it got cut during development. Lore books have mentioned Old Chicago a few times in both the original game and Destiny 2, but the only playable Earth locations have been the Last City, The Farm, The Cosmodrome (Old Russia), and the European Dead Zone.

Injustice Mobile team apologizes for Pride promo where you beat up Poison Ivy

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Injustice Mobile team apologizes for Pride promo where you beat up Poison Ivy

Injustice 2 publisher Warner Bros. Games has apologized for its tone-deaf Pride Month challenge for the mobile version of the fighting game, which asked players to beat up on a queer DC Comics character, Poison Ivy.

The Injustice 2 Mobile developer posted a Global Challenge, titled Love Conquers All, earlier this month and labeled the challenge as a Pride celebration in which players must collectively take down Poison Ivy. The idea is to bring people into the mobile version of Injustice 2 to work together to win special rewards — the more times you defeat Poison Ivy, the more prizes the collective group wins. For beating up Poison Ivy 500,000 times during Pride Month, players would have earned the largest reward.

Shin Megami Tensei 5 release date, story details leak via official site

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 release date, story details leak via official site

Shin Megami Tensei 5 will come to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 11, according to a report from website Persona Central, which spotted the release date — and new gameplay and story details — on the game’s official Japanese website. Those details were later removed, Persona Central reported Thursday.

While the release date appeared to only specify the game’s Japanese release date, Nintendo and Atlus have said Shin Megami Tensei 5 will have “a simultaneous global launch on Nintendo Switch in 2021.” We’ve reached out to Atlus to confirm those details.

Overwatch’s new YA novel finally gives us teen heartthrob McCree

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Overwatch’s new YA novel finally gives us teen heartthrob McCree

*spittoon sound*

Well, well, well ... you want to learn a little more about Overwatch gunslinger Jesse McCree, do ya? Over the years since Blizzard Entertainment’s hero shooter was released, Blizzard’s dropped us tidbits of lore — peeks at his outlaw life as part of the Deadlock Gang and Blackwatch, hints of the cynical-yet-justice-minded character. We know him best from the quips and quarrels in his voice lines (e.g., “It’s high noon somewhere in the world.” “You seem familiar. Ain’t I killed you before?”).

Among Us reintroduces Tan, the humblest little bean

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Among Us reintroduces Tan, the humblest little bean

If you’re a big Among Us fan, you’re probably used to seeing your crewmates in the usual array of colors. But since Among Us is getting bigger lobbies with more players, the game needs more colors. Hence, the little tan bean has shown up, and this is a fun Easter egg if you’ve been following the development of Among Us.

Tan never made it into the game officially; the crewmate simply showed up in development streams in 2019. Tan could have been the 12th color in the game, but instead the developer went with Lime. You can still find Tan on the InnerSloth Discord server as an emoji, just hanging out.

Destiny 2’s latest patch might finally fix Stasis abilities

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Destiny 2’s latest patch might finally fix Stasis abilities

Bungie released Destiny 2’s Stasis abilities last year with the Beyond Light expansion, but since then they’ve been in need of a bit of fine tuning. While the developer had originally planned to address the Stasis abilities a few months from now, it decided to move them up to a hotfix that was released on Thursday.

The patch’s adjustments bring a wide range of changes to the powers. Stasis Freeze now has a slightly shorter duration and causes significantly less bonus damage from weapons moving from +50% to just plus +5%. Stasis Slow got a similar nerf causing it to no longer reduce weapon accuracy or suppress class abilities and air moves.

Ubisoft Forward starts E3 2021 with Rainbow Six Quarantine, Far Cry 6

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Ubisoft Forward starts E3 2021 with Rainbow Six Quarantine, Far Cry 6

Ubisoft’s E3 showcase, spotlighting new games Rainbow Six Quarantine and Far Cry 6, kicks off a week of E3 presentations on Saturday, June 12, at 3 p.m. EDT.

Far Cry 6 has already gotten a preview event, but very little has been revealed for Quarantine, which will be the first mainline game in the Rainbow Six franchise since 2008’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. 2015’s Rainbow Six Siege, although very popular and strongly profitable, particularly as an esports title, is a multiplayer-only variation on the Rainbow Six brand of tactical assault.

I would take a bullet for this life-sized Slowpoke plush

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I would take a bullet for this life-sized Slowpoke plush

Nintendo’s roster of Pokémon keeps getting bigger and bigger as each new game introduces additional pocket monsters to capture, but people still have love for the classics. For instance, consider this life-sized Slowpoke plush available for pre-order on the official storefront. It’s cuddly, adorable, and joins a line-up of life sized Pokémon plushes who are all cute as heck. Needless to say, I want one for myself.

Just look at him vibing. He’s 47 inches long and 100% friend. That’s a little fellow you can trust, if you ask me. Would that face lie to you?