New Fable game in development from ex-Lionhead members

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New Fable game in development from ex-Lionhead members

Set in the world of Fable and launching on Kickstarter tomorrow

A new game set in the Fable universe is now in development at Flaming Fowl Studios, an indie team composed of former Lionhead Studios developers. In an interview with IGN, Flaming Fowl announced that the project, Fable Fortune, will open for crowdfunding tomorrow before launching at the end of 2017.

Fable Fortune is a collectible card game (think Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft), but will feature role-playing game-style quests. Much like in the older Fable games, from which Fortune's characters and settings are drawn, players will have to make decisions that could turn their hero to the good or evil side. Along the way, the team will offer online co-op and the ability to level up cards; Flaming Fowl is considering adding campaign and further PvP modes as well.

Street Fighter 5's next DLC character, Ibuki, revealed

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Street Fighter 5's next DLC character, Ibuki, revealed

Capcom shows what Ibuki's learned at ninja school

Ibuki is the next character coming to Street Fighter 5, Capcom confirmed today. The Street Fighter 3 veteran will join the fighting game's roster armed with some new ninjutsu skills, including the ability to throw bombs at her opponent.

Street Fighter 5's Ibuki can also hurl kunai at her opponent, but Capcom is giving players new opportunities to mix up her projectile attacks. She can throw one, two or up to five daggers at a time. Ibuki's projectile comes with some restrictions, however. "Now players will have to be much more strategic in their use as she can only stock five at a time before she has to quickly obtain another set," Capcom said on its official blog.

Pope Francis explains to The Game Theorists YouTuber how to deal with haters

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Pope Francis explains to The Game Theorists YouTuber how to deal with haters

The Game Theorists' Matthew Patrick was among ten YouTube creators and channels to meet with Pope Francis over the weekend to discuss how they can use their influence to promote diversity and world peace to a global audience.

The meeting took place on Sunday in Vatican City at the 6th Scholas World Congress.

"Our main goal in bringing together such a different group of young people, as well as inviting them to continue using their influence in a positive way, is for them to build communities that understand the different perspectives and ideas that exist", said José María del Corral, president of Scholas Occurrentes, the organization founded in 2013 by the Pope to promote education and peace. "The Pope firmly believes that freedom of speech and the variety of opinions on the Internet play a crucial role in building more respect towards diversity and in unifying the people in world."

Another PS2 classic comes to the PlayStation 4 this week

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Another PS2 classic comes to the PlayStation 4 this week

It's Primal, launched in 2003

The newest PlayStation 2 classic playable on PlayStation 4 is Primal, arriving on Tuesday.

Originally launching in 2003, Primal is one of 17 titles coming to PlayStation Network on May 31. Others include Dangerous Golf, two all-encompassing editions of Dead Island, Hard Reset Redux, There Came an Echo, and on PlayStation 3, MotoGP 15.

Halo 5's next update releases the 'Hogs

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Halo 5's next update releases the 'Hogs

Much more coming later, promises 343

Halo 5: Guardians' next update, "Hog Wild," launches on Tuesday, 343 Industries announced yesterday, and though it will not deliver any new maps for multiplayer it does provide some additional vehicles, per its namesake.

That would reference the Warthog, the 4WD ATV that's been a fixture of the series going back a decade. Four of those vehicles, ranging from the "Rally Warthog" to the "Vespin Rocket Warthog" will be available in REQ drops beginning May 31

Asus rolls out a cooler, more colorful, overclocked GTX 1080 card

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Asus rolls out a cooler, more colorful, overclocked GTX 1080 card

Asus today unveiled its take on the GeForce GTX 1080: a graphics card that includes customizable RGB lighting, controllable auxiliary fans and both an overclocked and standard version.

The Republic of Gamers Strix GeForce GTX 1080 comes with a base clock speed of 1,759MHz, up from Nvidia's founders edition which runs at 1,607MHz, and can boost up to 1,898MHz. An overclocked version of the card bumps the base speed up to 1,784 MHz and the boost to 1,936 MHz, or about a 12 percent increase over the founders edition.

The ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 goes on sale on June 4 for $619.99, with the overclocked version selling for $639.99 In comparison, Nvidia's founder's edition sells for $699.

SpongeBob Squarepants musical premieres next month, starring one spongy human

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SpongeBob Squarepants musical premieres next month, starring one spongy human

He's leaving Bikini Bottom for Broadway

SpongeBob Squarepants is ditching the Pacific Ocean for Chicago in a new musical theater adaptation of the Nickeloden cartoon, premiering next month. Starting June 7, fans of the 17-year-old series will finally be introduced to the character's singing and dancing, real-life incarnation: actor Ethan Slater, whose director claims embodies "the essence of SpongeBob" in The SpongeBob Musical.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the budding thespian described how he landed the role of the yellow sponge, which he originated in workshops five years ago.