FIFA 20 has female managers for the first time

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FIFA 20 has female managers for the first time

In a recent release of game notes for FIFA 20, Electronic Arts announced that players will be able to play its Career mode as female managers for the first time in the game’s history. Now, there will be the choice to manage your soccer squad as a woman or a man. The addition of female managers came as a part of a larger announcement that FIFA 20 will introduce a detailed avatar editor system for managers.

This is not the first time that women are playable in a FIFA game. FIFA 16 allowed players to choose from a limited selection of women’s national teams, like the World Cup-winning U.S. squad, to compete in soccer matches. However, the Career mode, where players manage and run the logistics of the team, could only be played as a man. Now, the new avatar editor in FIFA 20 will finally change that.

New Fortnite mech glitch guarantees a win without lifting a finger

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New Fortnite mech glitch guarantees a win without lifting a finger

Fortnite’s new B.R.U.T.E. mech is causing all sorts of problems in the game’s 10th season. Players disliking a new feature is one thing, but a newly reported glitch appears to guarantee the most obnoxious win possible: win by Storm.

YouTuber Fallacy put up a tutorial on how to exploit the glitch, which sends one player over the map’s edge, immune to Storm damage. The glitch involves a duo partner, a mech, and a grenade.

Guilty Gear director calls 2020 sequel ‘a complete reconstruction of the franchise’

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Guilty Gear director calls 2020 sequel ‘a complete reconstruction of the franchise’

On Sunday, Arc System Works gave Guilty Gear fans a peek at the future of the franchise with a sharp-looking trailer that hinted at some new directions. Then, on Thursday, Guilty Gear series general director Daisuke Ishiwatari offered some insight into the developer’s approach to the 2020 sequel, strongly indicating that his team’s next fighting game will usher in a major overhaul for the 21-year-old franchise.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Ishiwatari said the goal for the new Guilty Gear is “to create a game that both new and existing players alike would want to get their hands on.” In other words, the new Guilty Gear might be friendlier to newcomers who might be unfamiliar with some of its established systems, but hopefully not at the expense of its depth or complexity.

Discord’s new Go Live feature will let users stream games to up to 10 friends

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Discord’s new Go Live feature will let users stream games to up to 10 friends

Discord’s newest feature, called Go Live, is something like a middle ground between livestreaming to the entire internet and playing a game with your friends on the couch. The new feature, which Discord announced on Friday morning, will allow users to stream their gameplay directly to friends using the Discord client. The feature is set to roll out on Aug. 15.

Go Live is an extension of Discord’s current screen sharing feature, which is available as part of the service’s private voice calls. Unlike the private call version, however, Go Live will require game detection to activate. This means that rather than simply screen sharing, users can only broadcast to viewers while running a game, and only the game will be shown to viewers.

Destiny’s new cross save feature coming later this month

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Destiny’s new cross save feature coming later this month

Despite Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s recent delay, Destiny’s new cross save feature is still on track for its late summer release date. In Bungie’s weekly blog post on Aug. 8, the studio revealed that players can start accessing their Guardians across multiple platforms on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Once active, players can use their Guardians on any platform where they own Destiny 2. Players who’ve spent hundreds of hours on Destiny 2 for PS4 could migrate their progress to the PC version of the game without missing a beat, and vice versa.

Report: Walmart pulls violent video games, movies from in-store displays

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Report: Walmart pulls violent video games, movies from in-store displays

Walmart is reportedly asking employees to remove in-store signage and video displays that show “violent images and aggressive behavior,” specifically focusing on video games, movies, and hunting videos, according to an employee memo that circulated on Twitter and Reddit, via Vice. The retail giant made the move in the wake of a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, where a shooter killed 22 people and injured at least 27 others.

According to the memo, a photo of which was published by writer Kenneth Shepard on Twitter (Shepard has previously written for Polygon), employees have been instructed to “turn off or unplug any video game display consoles that show a demo of violent video games, specifically PlayStation and Xbox units” and “remove any [signage] referencing combat or third-person shooter video games.” The memo also instructs staff to “cancel any events promoting combat style or third-person shooter games that may be scheduled in electronics [departments].”

ESPN pulls Apex Legends tournament from broadcast after mass shootings

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ESPN pulls Apex Legends tournament from broadcast after mass shootings

Apex Legends’ EXP Invitational tournament highlights will no longer be shown on ESPN 2 as they had previously been scheduled. According to an email obtained by Rod “Slasher” Breslau, the network decided to pull the broadcast due to the tragic mass shootings that occurred last weekend. The scheduling change was first reported by Breslau and has been confirmed by Polygon.

“Out of respect for the victims and all those impacted by the recent shootings, ABC will no longer air ‘EXP Invitational APEX Legends at X Games’ on Sunday,” ESPN said in an email sent to affiliate networks. In its place, ESPN will air an episode of its E:60 series about a tragic bus crash.

A talking cat that shreds your every choice, plus 2 other games worth your time this week

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A talking cat that shreds your every choice, plus 2 other games worth your time this week

A few hundred indie games are released every week, but most are likely safely ignored. Lost in the flow are some really special games, however. Our job is to fish them out and tell you about them. Your job is to play them and have a good weekend.

This week we have three new games in three very different settings, but each one is worth your time and money for different reasons. These games may not be getting all the buzz, but they certainly deserve at least some of it. We’re going to start off with A Short Hike, a game about being a bird whose biggest worry is enjoying their vacation.

No Man’s Sky new social hub, Nexus, vastly changes multiplayer

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No Man’s Sky new social hub, Nexus, vastly changes multiplayer

The biggest piece of No Man’s Sky’s summer 2019 update (called Beyond) is the Nexus. It’s a social/mission hub in the style of Destiny’s Tower, where players can meet up and engage in various activities.

Beyond goes live on Aug. 12 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, transforming what was originally a single-player game into a world of multiplayer possibilities. Although No Man’s Sky had a difficult launch back in 2016, the game has improved immeasurably, partly due to developer Hello Games’ hard work and partly as a result of player feedback.