Marvel Heroes shutting down

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Marvel Heroes shutting down

Marvel Heroes, Gazillion Entertainment’s free-to-play action-RPG featuring a cast of Marvel’s superheroes (and the occasional villain), is shutting down. A representative from parent company Disney confirmed the game’s closure to Polygon in an email.

“We regret to inform our Marvel Heroes fans that we have ended our relationship with Gazillion Entertainment, and that the Marvel Heroes games will be shut down,” a statement from Disney reads. “We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available.”

Watch Bungie reveal Destiny 2’s first expansion here

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Watch Bungie reveal Destiny 2’s first expansion here

Destiny 2 developer Bungie is finally ready to delve into Curse of Osiris, the game’s first expansion, in the studio’s typical fashion: a series of reveal livestreams. Bungie will kick off its schedule today, and you can watch the first livestream on the studio’s Twitch channel (or below).

“New Stories to Tell,” the first reveal livestream for Curse of Osiris, will begin at 2 p.m. ET. “Learn about the places you’ll go, the characters you’ll meet, and the enemies you’ll fight,” said Bungie in its description of the show. The studio did not say how long the stream will be, but these events typically run for 40-60 minutes.

Super Mario Odyssey glitches make Cappy a murderer, let Mario swim on air

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Super Mario Odyssey glitches make Cappy a murderer, let Mario swim on air

It turns out that Super Mario Odyssey is almost as fantastic when it’s broken as when it works. Players are digging up all kinds of glitches and sharing the results online for the rest of us to enjoy ... and maybe even recreate.

The most popular one by far is this quirk shared user NichtSascha on Twitter. Ever wanted to just play as Cappy? This glitch let them do just that in co-op mode, where one player accidentally killed off Mario while Cappy was able to live on.

Nintendo Switch home menu icon makeovers are getting their own trailers now

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Nintendo Switch home menu icon makeovers are getting their own trailers now

Nintendo Switch owners have pretty strong feelings about aesthetics, especially when it comes to home menu icons. Raw Fury, the indie publisher of strategy sim Kingdom: New Lands, is well aware of this — which is why it chose to focus an entire trailer on how it’s prettied up the game’s controversial icon design.

When it first came to Switch in September, Kingdom: New Lands had a simplistic icon: a pixelated crown on a black background. This goes against Nintendo’s reported guidelines for what a game’s menu icon should look like, but it also just ... doesn’t look very good.

Arika’s ‘mysterious fighting game’ has a title and a beta coming to PS4

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Arika’s ‘mysterious fighting game’ has a title and a beta coming to PS4

Developer Arika’s new fighting game, originally unveiled on April Fool’s Day but very much a real thing that’s actually coming out, finally has a name. The game formerly known as the “Mysterious Fighting Game” is officially titled Fighting EX Layer.

Arika founder Akira Nishitani announced the final title in a post on the PlayStation Blog, explaining why the fighting game had a tentative name until now.

Fire Emblem Heroes’ story expands with major update

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Fire Emblem Heroes’ story expands with major update

An update for Fire Emblem Heroes goes live tonight, introducing heaps of new content. Most significant among the additions is an entire new chapter of the mobile game’s story, which Nintendo is calling the “second book.”

The new storyline stars new characters: Fjorm, the ice princess, will team up with other Fire Emblem characters to defeat Surtr, the so-called ruler of flame. If it’s not obvious by their titles, the second book is all about the ongoing fight between fire and ice.

L.A. Noire makes smart use of the Switch’s hardware features

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L.A. Noire makes smart use of the Switch’s hardware features

Rockstar Games’ remaster of Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, where it supports high dynamic range (HDR) color and 4K resolution (on the upgraded versions of those consoles). But it is also available on the Nintendo Switch, as Rockstar’s first game for a Nintendo platform since 2009’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS.

It’s not just strange to see a Rockstar title on a Nintendo system; it’s surprising because the game in question is L.A. Noire, in which a straight-and-narrow cop in 1940s Los Angeles investigates a variety of crimes — including grisly homicides, where he flips over corpses and examines their often gruesome wounds.

Microsoft rolls out digital game gifting on Xbox One

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Microsoft rolls out digital game gifting on Xbox One

Microsoft is making it easier to give digital games and subscriptions as gifts on Xbox One. The company rolled out gifting — a long-requested feature from Xbox fans —from the Microsoft Store via console or computer after conducting a test period.

The feature will let generous gift givers purchase games, downloadable content and subscriptions (Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass) for another person.