Monument Valley 2 is out right now on iOS

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Monument Valley 2 is out right now on iOS

Monument Valley 2 is now available on the iOS App Store. As part of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this morning, an Apple spokesperson revealed that a sequel to the beloved mobile game is out right now.

The announcement came during the iOS 11-focused portion of the presentation. Monument Valley 2 features a similar aesthetic and play style to the original puzzle game. This time, players aren’t just guiding a single character through a series of geometric landscapes; they’re in charge of both a mother and child.

This may be how the arms work in Arms

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This may be how the arms work in Arms

The most confounding part of Arms continues to be how the fighters’ springy, stretchy limbs work. Sure, the Switch game’s not quite out yet — it launches June 16 — but Nintendo’s given us enough hints ahead of Arms’ release for us to start understanding the magic behind Arms’ arms.

A tweet from the Arms account suggests what keeps the spring in the step of the game’s cast. It all has to do with those masks they wear, according to a translation.

Super Mario 64 speedrun record broken twice in one weekend

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Super Mario 64 speedrun record broken twice in one weekend

Super Mario 64 reasserted itself as one of the most exciting games to speedrun this weekend, when two new world records were set within just two days of each other.

Just a month ago, we reported that streamer Cheese05 had set a landmark new record for Super Mario 64. For the first time, he collected all 120 stars available in-game in less than 100 minutes. That’s a mind-bogglingly fast time that he’s maintained since early May — until June 3, when another streamer came in and swiped that record from him.

FIFA 18 trailer confirms Switch version will be a lesser product

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FIFA 18 trailer confirms Switch version will be a lesser product

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballer who just led Real Madrid to its third UEFA Champions League title in four years, is the global cover athlete for FIFA 18, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. But in the game’s first trailer, EA also stealthily announced that the Switch version of FIFA 18 is indeed a very different product from what soccer fans expect a current-generation FIFA title to be.

FIFA 18 will be released Sept. 29 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, EA said today. The company previously announced that the game will include a second season of The Journey, the single-player story mode that debuted last year. In the Ronaldo-focused first trailer for FIFA 18, which you can watch above, EA says in some fine print that the mode will be called The Journey: Hunter Returns, indicating that it will once again focus on protagonist Alex Hunter.

Pokémon Stars is expected, but fans really want new remakes

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Pokémon Stars is expected, but fans really want new remakes

Pokémon fans are convinced that tomorrow’s Pokémon Direct presentation will introduce Pokémon Stars, the reported Nintendo Switch revamp of last November’s Pokémon Sun and Moon. Yet what many fans want instead isn’t a new Pokémon game, but another pair of remakes based on much older ones.

Rumors about Pokémon Stars have grown since Eurogamer reported it was in the works back in November. The Nintendo Switch game would expand upon Pokémon Sun and Moon, according to Eurogamer’s reports. It’s also said to feature a returning characters, the Alola region and much of the same Pokémon, albeit with some rare finds in larger roles.

Breaking Bad VR experience in the works with Sony Pictures, creator and PlayStation

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Breaking Bad VR experience in the works with Sony Pictures, creator and PlayStation

PlayStation is working with Sony Pictures and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to make a “VR experience” for the popular television show, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Shawn Layden tells Polygon.

“We're working with Sony Pictures and Vince Gilligan to bring a Breaking Bad VR experience out,” Layden told Polygon in a wide-ranging, embargoed interview last month. “I don't know what it's going to be. No idea what it's going to do, but they're very keen at looking at virtual reality as the new medium. It's not an extension. It's not an upgrade of a current medium. It's a brand new platform and movie directors and film directors are going to have to learn new disciplines in order to tell their story in that kind of a world where the viewer's got completely free agency on where they go, where they look, what they see.”

Layden couldn’t comment further on what exactly the experience would be or whether it would simply recreate something from the existing content of the show or add something new to it.

H1Z1 is taking the show on the road with $1 million tournament

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H1Z1 is taking the show on the road with $1 million tournament

Survival shooter H1Z1: King of the Kill is hitting the road for a $1 million global tournament. It kicks off July 21 at Dreamhack in Atlanta, Georgia with a solo and a five-player match. A prize pool of $250,000 will be split among the winners.

H1Z1: King of the Kill began life as H1Z1 before splitting into two separate games early last year. Based on the original’s Battle Royale mode, which was designed in part by the same man who created Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, King of the Kill is a zombie-free multiplayer fight to the death. Players enter the map via parachute, scavenge for weapons and armor and then hunt each other down as the map shrinks, pushing them ever closer together. The goal will be to recapture some of the magic of the game’s recent prime time television special, which aired on the CW Network in April.

Vita still sells well in Asia, but here’s why it failed everywhere else

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Vita still sells well in Asia, but here’s why it failed everywhere else

While PlayStation’s portable Vita hasn’t really gotten much attention from the company lately, it’s still selling well — at least in Japan and Asia, Sony Interactive Entertainment of America president Shawn Layden tells Polygon.

The topic came up during an interview late last month with Layden and Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and president of global sales and marketing for SIE.

Pokémon Direct airs tomorrow

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Pokémon Direct airs tomorrow

A Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct presentation will stream tomorrow, June 6. The event will last just eight minutes, according to Nintendo, and will air at 10 a.m. ET.

This will be the first Pokémon Direct since February 2016, when Nintendo held a brief anniversary-themed livestream in honor of the series’ 20th birthday. During that stream, Nintendo revealed that Pokémon Sun and Moon were the newest mainline games in the role-playing game series.

YouTube specifies what type of gaming content could face demonetization

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YouTube specifies what type of gaming content could face demonetization

Last week, YouTube unveiled a set of new guidelines for creators who wanted to monetize their videos and some of those changes affect channels dedicated to gaming.

Those who use their YouTube channels for livestreaming purposes won’t face any monetization issues, a YouTube representative told Polygon, but those who create violent montages might. For example, if a user has put together a list of their best kills in a game like Call of Duty or Battlefield, YouTube reserves the right to not assign advertising to that specific video.