FIFA 20 brings back FIFA Street, in spirit

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FIFA 20 brings back FIFA Street, in spirit

EA Sports’ FIFA 20’s big new addition will be Volta Football, a career mode blending NBA 2K MyCareer-levels of personalization and customization with FIFA Street-style matches and tricks.

Volta Football is part single-player career, part multiplayer, with a story mode path, a branch for team play, and league play involving promotion and relegation. For those who want to play with their favorite sides and stars, there’s Volta Kick-Off.

EA Play E3 2019 press conference: watch it here

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EA Play E3 2019 press conference: watch it here

Electronic Arts begins its E3 2019 in Los Angeles with a livestream broadcast of EA Play on Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. PDT/12:30 p.m. EDT. You can watch it all live right here.

In terms of major announcements today, this may not be like past E3s where the publisher rolls out a big surprise or sheds a lot more light on something that’s only gotten a mention so far. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order already had a coming-out party at Star Wars Celebration back in April, which included naming the hero, showing off the game’s cast, and detailing its story.

E3 leak reveals FromSoftware’s George R.R. Martin game Elden Ring, Ni no Kuni remaster

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E3 leak reveals FromSoftware’s George R.R. Martin game Elden Ring, Ni no Kuni remaster

Bandai Namco’s E3 lineup appears to have leaked ahead of the annual gaming show, revealing new titles Elden Ring, the collaboration between Dark Souls studio FromSoftware and author George R.R. Martin; Tales of Arise, the next game in the fantasy role-playing game franchise; and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.

The leak appears to be sourced from a security vulnerability on Bandai Namco’s website, leading to screenshots and descriptions of each game finding there way to the Resetera forums.

Xbox at E3 2019: What to expect

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Xbox at E3 2019: What to expect

Of the three console makers, Microsoft is the last remaining E3 traditionalist — still running a huge keynote, still bringing its “biggest E3 presence ever” to Los Angeles. The Xbox gala will dominate the afternoon of Sunday, July 9 and it won’t be followed by rival Sony with another ostentatiously late, long, and avant garde presentation.

That means that, for once, Xbox boss Phil Spencer will get the loudest if not the last say in the buildup to the show floor opening. He would seem to have plenty to talk about. Since E3 2018, Microsoft has added seven studios to its internal stable, now churning out games for both Windows 10 and the console, as well as the Xbox Game Pass that will now serve both platforms.

Fortnite’s new storm flip item is a giant mess

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Fortnite’s new storm flip item is a giant mess

Fortnite gets new items all the time, but not every addition has a meaningful impact on the game. Epic Games’ latest experiment is already raising eyebrows thanks to its powerful, and at times bewildering powers, however.

The Storm Flip is a grenade with a simple premise: throw it, and it’ll revert the area. If the locale was safe, now there’s an expanding storm cloud that hurts enemies. If the land was already under the wrath of the storm, the Flip will instead create an expanding area of safety. On paper, the Storm Flip is a fascinating concept meant to increase mobility, as players cannot simply hole up in one area and maintain safety if their enemy has one of these new grenades to use.

Where to watch Friday Fortnite: streams and schedule

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Where to watch Friday Fortnite: streams and schedule

Friday Fortnite is back once again for week two of its limited engagement. The tournament will once again feature some of the biggest content creators and streamers, and this time two of them will be on the same team.

Friday Fortnite was originally created by YouTuber Keemstar as one of the first ever Fortnite competitions. The tournament helped to shine light on new content creators and streamers and gave rise to some of Fortnite’s biggest current stars ,like Tfue. Ulimately, the tournament was put on hiatus due to scheduling conflicts with Epic’s own Fortnite events, but it has been temporarily revived as part of the fallout of Tfue’s lawsuit against his former team FaZe Clan.

Report: Mythical Jirachi coming to Pokémon Go next week in Chicago

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Report: Mythical Jirachi coming to Pokémon Go next week in Chicago

Pokémon Go has only featured a small handful of mythical Pokémon in its roster — namely Mew, Celebi, Deoxys, and Meltan — but it’s about to get another. Jirachi, the steel/psychic type first introduced in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, is likely coming to Pokémon Go next week, as indicated by a recent datamine. Unfortunately, Jirachi will only be available for attendees of the Chicago-based Go Fest on June 13–16.

The datamine, revealed by reliable Pokémon Go source @Chrales, details the quest Go Fest attendees will need to complete to discover Jirachi in the game. This lines up with last year’s release of Celebi, who was also exclusive to Go Fest attendees initially. Two other Go Fest events in 2019, one in Dortmund, Germany, and one in Yokohama, Japan, will likely also feature Jirachi quests. The public version of the quest will probably be made available sometime after Yokohama’s event in early August. We’d wager a September release, which is when Celebi was first catchable by the general public.

PlayStation’s annual Days of Play sale underway now

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PlayStation’s annual Days of Play sale underway now

Sony officially has zero (0) presence at E3 2019, but it’s still running its annual Days of Play sale from now until the Monday after E3. More than 250 games, their special editions, DLC and other add-ons are discounted, some up to 70 percent off, through the PlayStation Store.

In addition to the games, Sony is offering a $20 discount on 12 months of PlayStation Plus, and $30 off on a yearlong subscription to PlayStation Now. A slew of “PS Hits” games are being offered for $9.99, including Bloodborne, Horizon Zero Dawn (complete edition); LittleBigPlanet 3, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.