Street Fighter 5’s next fighter never puts his pet turtle down

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Street Fighter 5’s next fighter never puts his pet turtle down

Capcom is bringing back more classic world warriors for Street Fighter 5, including the imminent release of Street Fighter Alpha’s Rose on April 19. But the next fighter coming to Capcom’s flagship fighting game is Oro, who debuted in Street Fighter 3 and will join the SF5 roster this summer. He’ll look familiar to fans of the series, but one thing that differentiates Oro this time around is that he’s always carrying his pet turtle.

In the Street Fighter 3 games, Oro fought with one hand tied behind his back. Capcom explained that the old hermit intentionally restrained himself in street fights because he was so powerful. Despite being more than 130 years old, Oro “wields an unmeasurable amount of strength, [and] his movements are both powerful and unique,” Street Fighter 5 game director Takayuki Nakayama said during a video update on Tuesday.

Unbeatable is a stylish rhythm adventure game where music is illegal

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Unbeatable is a stylish rhythm adventure game where music is illegal

Unbeatable is a two-button rhythm game and an exploration game that’s met its Kickstarter goal on Wednesday — with 30 days left to amass more funding. It’s easy to see why the campaign has so much support; Unbeatable, from developer D-Cell, looks incredible.

Playing as Beat, a pink-haired singer, players will enter the half-rhythm, half-adventure game to build a setlist for an upcoming show. You see, music is illegal in this world — and Beat is going to fix that. Doing so requires the arcade-style rhythm gameplay, powered by the two buttons, interspersed with exploration sections in which Beat is hanging with the band and playing minigames.

Pac-Man 99, a new battle royale game, comes to Nintendo Switch

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Pac-Man 99, a new battle royale game, comes to Nintendo Switch

A new battle royale game starring Pac-Man comes to Nintendo Switch on Wednesday. Pac-Man 99 follows in the vein of Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35, both in re-imagining classic 8-bit games as battle royale competitions and launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch Online.

Pac-Man 99 looks like classic Pac-Man on its surface. Players chomp pellets, avoid ghosts, and turn the tables on Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde by eating Power Pellets to rack up high scores. But in true battle royale fashion, every Pac-Man is competing against other Pac-Men; you don’t need to just survive, you need to attack your enemies.

Overwatch pro describes ‘terrifying’ anti-Asian racism in Dallas

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Overwatch pro describes ‘terrifying’ anti-Asian racism in Dallas

Over the past few years, harassment and racism towards Asian people in the U.S. has continued to rise. Stop AAPI Hate, an organization that tracks violence against the community, recorded more than 3,795 incidents since the start of the coronavirus pandemic — with a new wave of violence this year highlighting racism in this country.

During a Twitch stream this week, Dallas Fuel player Lee “Fearless” Eui-seok spoke about the racism he and his team members have experienced while training in Dallas. Lee, who is South Korean, discussed living in the U.S. during the pandemic, in a state that has rolled back pandemic restrictions — including a mask mandate — while COVID-19 continues to spread, with new surges of disease variants popping up all around the country.

Threes! creator’s new game is a turn-based, pinball-y brick smasher starring a cute mouse

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Threes! creator’s new game is a turn-based, pinball-y brick smasher starring a cute mouse

You may know game developer Asher Vollmer for his work on addictive puzzle game Threes! and Apple Arcade fantasy adventure Guildlings. His recently formed studio Vodeo Games has a new game in the works called Beast Breaker, and if ball-bouncing, brick-smashing games like Holedown and Arkanoid (or, heck, pinball) are your thing, you might want to pay attention.

Beast Breaker blends a ball-bouncer with turn-based tactical strategy and stars a cute mouse named Skipper. Players will pick an attack style, line up shots (Skipper is the ball), and attack giant mosaic beasts on a world-saving adventure.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s latest patch nerfs the game’s best guns

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s latest patch nerfs the game’s best guns

After last week’s somewhat minor nerfs, Raven Software has returned with another set of adjustments for Call of Duty: Warzone’s weapons. This time around, the developer is bringing more sizeable changes to both the AUG tactical rifle, and the FFAR 1 assault rifle.

The AUG, also known as Tactical Rifle Charlie, got a nerf last week, but it seems that wasn’t quite enough to rein in its power. This time around, Raven is once again increasing the gun’s recoil, which should make it much harder to control. Raven’s notes explain that it wants the AUG to remain powerful, just not as dominant as it has been recently. Since these changes don’t represent a shift in the gun’s overall damage, it’s difficult to say how much of a nerf this will really be.

Breath of the Wild fans are trying to mount Sidon as fast as possible

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Breath of the Wild fans are trying to mount Sidon as fast as possible

Every month, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedruns get a little stranger. Case in point, today we’ve got a new category of playthrough titled “mount%,” wherein runners try and ride every animal in the game. This includes standard creatures, like horses, but it also includes everyone’s favorite shark hunk, Sidon. After all, you do ride Sidon during a boss portion of the open-world adventure, so technically, he qualifies here too.

This hilarious concept was developed by speedrunning extraordinaire Joedun, who has previously made headlines for things like completing BOTW at 100% — with zero damage. In an email, Joedun explained that this was initially conceived as a Sidon-only challenge that popped into his head while taking on the damageless run. But, he said, it soon became clear that the only way to make it an official speedrun category that is recognized by the community was to flesh out some rules. It wasn’t long before he decided to include every type of mount, just to make things more interesting.

Mass Effect’s Mako made me quit the game. Now I can try again

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Mass Effect’s Mako made me quit the game. Now I can try again

I tried to play Mass Effect when it was first released in 2007. And I almost immediately turned off my Xbox 360 as soon as I had to get into the M35 Mako — Mass Effect’s divisive, horrifying-to-control space vehicle. The memory of it, struggling to steer as I flung my vehicle off cliffs, is still embedded so deeply in me that I never even tried a Mass Effect game again.

I was excited and weary when I first heard that BioWare was remastering the Mass Effect series; the controls wouldn’t stay so goddamn awful, would they? But somewhere, there is a community of people who liked the six-wheeled vehicle. I thought BioWare might keep it unchanged, like some horrible legacy. But on Tuesday, BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts quelled my fears. They’re “calibrating” the Mako. The developer published a series of descriptions of “gameplay calibrations,” detailing combat adjustments, gameplay improvements, and a general modernization of some old systems. But most importantly, they’re finally fixing the dang Mako.

Hearthstone introduces new story content that dives into Warcraft lore

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Hearthstone introduces new story content that dives into Warcraft lore

Hearthstone isn’t quite ready to roll out the new Mercenaries game mode, announced at BlizzConline, but players can still meet the cast of Mercenaries and learn some neat World of Warcraft lore. A new, free campaign called the Book of Mercenaries released today, and in it, players go through a campaign as Rokara the Frostwolf orc. This is the first part of a ten-part series, each campaign focusing on a different low-level adventurer around Azeroth.

Rokara the young Frostwolf orc and new Horde recruit takes on the challenges of the Barrens head on!

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Overwatch Archives event returns with new skins, new reward structure

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Overwatch Archives event returns with new skins, new reward structure

Overwatch’s annual Archives event is now live, giving players a chance to revisit the game’s co-op missions and earn brand-new skins. Archives also introduces a new reward structure for Overwatch that does away with the previous win-nine-games-to-get-new-skins rules, which is good news for players who want to tackle the game’s more challenging PvE missions.

First, let’s talk about the skins. There are five new legendary skins, one each for Genji, Soldier: 76, Tracer, Widowmaker, and Zarya. Those can only be earned from Archives loot boxes or by purchasing them with in-game credits.