ShiftUp’s Project Eve showcases shiny suit and gory monsters

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ShiftUp’s Project Eve showcases shiny suit and gory monsters

Project Eve from South Korean studio ShiftUp got a new trailer during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021 on Thursday. Last year, ShiftUp released a new still photos of renders of the game to tease players — and this is our first look at much of the gameplay. Much of it still looks to be something of a mystery.

In the trailer, ShiftUp highlighted the main character, a woman wearing a shiny bodysuit — maybe that’s Eve? She’s got very long hair tied up in a ponytail, so you can probably guess that Twitch chat was shouting “BAYONETTA!” throughout the trailer. There was also a lot of blood and a bunch of monsters getting sliced to pieces.

Forget petting, you can talk to the dog in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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Forget petting, you can talk to the dog in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Eidos-Montréal’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is slated for a release date on Oct. 26, but ahead of that date, the developer showed off more of the game during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021.

The new footage showed off a group of heroes that (still) have bad ideas — but good intentions! More importantly, there’s a golden retriever wearing a space suit that talks. Forget about petting dogs. Talking dogs are the future, and the future is now.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake coming to PS5

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake coming to PS5

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming back. Aspyr Media is bringing BioWare and LucasArts’ classic Star Wars role-playing game to PlayStation 5, the developer revealed Thursday at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase. Sony Interactive Entertainment will publish the remake.

Aspyr is known for its work on creating Mac ports of Windows games and for reviving classic games for consoles and mobile devices — games like Star Wars: Republic Commando, Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, and Star Wars Episode I: Racer. But the new version of KOTOR appears to be more than just a current-day port with modern conveniences.

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s most elusive Pokémon caught in just 10,679 tries

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Pokémon Sword and Shield’s most elusive Pokémon caught in just 10,679 tries

After 10,679 encounters, countless hours of grinding, and an entire year of hunting, streamer Dominick “DOM1NaT0r” Hanson has finally hunted down one of the rarest shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield: an authentic shiny Sinistea.

Shiny Pokémon or “shinies,” are versions of the creatures we know and love, except with a different color palette. They have long been prized by fans for their rarity. Even then, some shiny Pokémon are rarer than others. This little pink teacup called Sinistea is among the rarest in Sword and Shield.

Punch this Lego Mario question mark block to open new worlds

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Punch this Lego Mario question mark block to open new worlds

Lego announced a $169.99 question mark block set based on Super Mario 64 on Thursday morning. But this isn’t just a big, expensive yellow cube with punctuation on the side. No, much like the question mark blocks in the Mushroom Kingdom, this Lego set is hiding something magical inside. With a delicate touch, builders can open up the question mark block to reveal four mini sets, each designed after a world in Mario’s Nintendo 64 classic.

The trailer for the question mark block set makes it look like some kind of magic — a tiny, plastic pocket dimension that holds childhood memories — but it’s actually just a complex system of rotating panels and locks. The worlds sit on top of the question mark block when you’re displaying or playing them, and fold back into the block when you’re done.

Rollicking beat-’em-up Sifu is a swift answer to all of kung fu’s deepest questions

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Rollicking beat-’em-up Sifu is a swift answer to all of kung fu’s deepest questions

The action in Sifu is a glorious homage to the best of kung fu filmmaking. The blocks, strikes, parries, and throws all look choreographed, with no wasted motion, no spammed punches winging at the air. If the hero knocks out a foe partway through her (or his) combo, they’ll simply continue the next two or three motions on the next stooge nearby, before backflipping over a table or scrambling up a wall to higher ground.

What is most intriguing to me about Sifu, from Absolver developer Sloclap, is the questions it will ask of the player and of the character they inhabit. They’re the kind of big, philosophical questions that martial arts movies aspire to sincerely present, but rarely answer. Sifu, as a piece of martial arts pop culture, could be something a lot deeper than the classics that inspired the game’s developers.

Marvel Unlimited expands with new line of exclusive comics from top creators

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Marvel Unlimited expands with new line of exclusive comics from top creators

Marvel just unrolled a complete revamp of its groundbreaking Marvel Unlimited reading app this morning, but it’s more than just a redesign. The subscription-based Marvel Unlimited service will now host Infinity Comics, an exclusive line of in-continuity Marvel comics series from the company’s top creatives.

27 Infinity Comics are already available on Marvel Unlimited, with plans to release over 100 by the end of 2021, including X-Men Unlimited, Giant-Size Little Marvels, Captain America, It’s Jeff, Black Widow, Amazing Fantasy, Deadpool, Shang-Chi, and Venom/Carnage. Each issue is presented in the vertical scroll form commonplace to comic platforms designed for phones and tablets, and creators on the series include Jonathan Hickman, Declan Shalvey, Skottie Young, Dax Gordine, Alyssa Wong, Nathan Stockman, Kelly Thompson, Gerry Duggan, Lucas Werneck, and Jeffo, according to Marvel’s news release.

Watch Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021

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Watch Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021

PlayStation Showcase 2021 airs this Thursday, Sept. 9, and it promises a 40-minute look at PlayStation 5 games, from both Sony studios and third-party developers, launching this holiday season and later.

The livestream gets started at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT; you can watch all of it via PlayStation’s official YouTube channel right here, or catch it on Twitch.

Louisiana game devs are raising money for Hurricane Ida relief

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Louisiana game devs are raising money for Hurricane Ida relief

A group of game developers has banded together to offer a game bundle on itch.io, with the proceeds going towards relief for people in Louisiana who’ve been impacted by Hurricane Ida. The hurricane was the fifth most powerful storm to ever hit the state, and the clean-up is ongoing. This bundle goes for $10 and includes a buffet of indie games. As of this writing, the sale has raised nearly $17,000 — far exceeding its $5000 goal.

The bundle, which contains games from a variety of creators across Louisiana, will support “a few different charities, nonprofits, and boots-on-the-ground organizations across southeast Louisiana that are already making an impact,” according to the description on itch.io. These organizations include Cajun Navy, Bucket Brigade, and the Louisiana SPCA.