Here’s the first look at Minecraft Earth in action

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Here’s the first look at Minecraft Earth in action

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today, Microsoft and Mojang showed off the first ever real-time gameplay for Minecraft Earth. Minecraft Earth is Microsoft’s new augmented reality game where players can overlay a blocky universe over the real world.. This new game comes out this summer for iOS and Android devices.

The demo starts with two developers building a small castle on a desk. The players are able to delete pieces and create new structures through their phones. At one point, the players even look at each other to see what their friend is using. After one player drops her avatar in the world, the other player’s phone reads her actions, and her avatar responds in kind.

Get Rayman Origins free by watching a Rayman 2 speedrun

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Get Rayman Origins free by watching a Rayman 2 speedrun

Ahead of its E3 press conference this year, Ubisoft will host a speedrun of Rayman 2: The Great Escape in honor of the series turning twenty. On June 10 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT, speedrunner Glackum will take on the challenge via Ubisoft’s Twitch channel.

The any percentage world record for Rayman 2 is held by Darno_PL, clocking in at one hour, 15 minutes, and 22 seconds. Glackum, who previously held the Rayman 2 record back less than a week ago, is hoping to beat that time during Ubisoft’s speedrun event and reclaim the throne. Famed Awesome and Summer Games Done Quick personality and Rayman runner SpikeVegeta will commentate Glackum’s June 10 run.

New Crown of Sorrow trailer shows off Destiny 2’s new raid

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New Crown of Sorrow trailer shows off Destiny 2’s new raid

In anticipation of Destiny 2: Season of Opulence and the new Crown of Sorrows raid, Bungie released a short trailer for the activity. It’s only 40 seconds long, but shows off some new raid environments, gear pieces, and a new enemy type.

The trailer starts with giant Leviathan doors opening — but the ship isn’t the normal, golden hue players fought through in Destiny 2’s first year. It’s black, dark, and infested. Next, we see Guardians in the new raid gear, holding raid weapons. The gear is a beatiful, but battered, just like the Leviathan itself.

The Division 2 introduces a new ‘gunner’ specialization

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The Division 2 introduces a new ‘gunner’ specialization

The Division 2 opens up a new weapon, talent tree, and abilities for end-game agents. So far, we have the Sharpshooter, Survivalist, and Demolitionist. This month, a new specialization is coming to the game in the form of the Gunner. The Gunner does away with pesky concepts like ‘cover’ and ‘maneuvering’ and instead focuses on dishing out sustained damage from the open.

The Gunner’s signature weapon is a minigun, which is exactly what it says on the tin. Just like the Black Tusk gunners, a Division agent will be able to carry their own heavy weapon around and serve as a tank for their squad. The Gunner’s Minigun grants bonus armor that scales based on their specialization ammo, and suppresses enemies in their sights. The tradeoff is that the Gunner can’t enter cover, vault, or roll with their minigun — they simply have to march forward like an inexorable tide of bullets.

Banned Fortnite cheaters make it into $30M tournament anyway

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Banned Fortnite cheaters make it into $30M tournament anyway

Five weeks ago, two Fortnite players called Xxif and Ronaldo were found guilty of cheating during the qualifiers for an upcoming $30M tournament. In response, developer Epic Games banned the duo for two weeks — only to have them come back and qualify for the World Cup anyway, an honor that secures these players a minimum of $50,000 in prize money.

During the World Cup qualifiers, players earn points through things like placement and eliminations. The top six players with the most points at the end of 10 matches qualify to compete in the World Cup. The controversy around Xxif and Ronaldo first started in week 3 of the qualifiers after a clip appeared to show Fortnite players purposefully letting themselves get killed by Xxif. Because eliminations grant points, this meant that Xxif was getting at least one free point a game, along with along with elimination bonuses like extra health or shields, and 50 of each material. Similarly, a different clip featuring Ronaldo seemed to incriminate him for the same offense as Xxif.

Google to reveal Stadia games, price, and launch details on June 6

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Google to reveal Stadia games, price, and launch details on June 6

Google will reveal more about its Stadia gaming platform on June 6, during a livestreamed presentation called Stadia Connect. The company promises launch and pricing details, game reveals, and more, according to the stream’s description on YouTube.

The first Stadia Connect will air on YouTube on Thursday, June 6, at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT, and Google promises it will be the first of a series of streams that give viewers “a look at Stadia news, events, new games, bonus features [and] more.”

When does Destiny 2: Season of Opulence start?

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When does Destiny 2: Season of Opulence start?

The final offering for Destiny 2’s Annual Pass, Season of Opulence, goes live this week. With the raid race starting Tuesday and a whole host of new content to get through, most players will want to log in as soon as the servers come back up. To help make the raid race fair, Bungie is actually taking Destiny 2 offline on Tuesday morning.

At 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on June 4, Bungie will begin maintenance on Destiny 2. At 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT, Destiny 2 will go offline, and players won’t be able to log in anymore. Players won’t be able to access the game at all for the next two hours. At 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, Bungie will conclude its maintenance. At that time, players can start logging back into the game.

Dragon Quest Walk is like Pokémon Go, but with slimes

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Dragon Quest Walk is like Pokémon Go, but with slimes

Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Walk, a new mobile game that blends the real-world exploration of games like Pokémon Go with the monster-battling RPG mechanics of the 33-year-old Dragon Quest series.

During a press conference in Tokyo on Monday, Square Enix showed off Dragon Quest Walk’s exploration of real-world locations, like Tokyo Tower, and battles against creatures like the series’ iconic slimes. A cinematic trailer for the game shows a variety of Dragon Quest beasts roaming through Tokyo’s subway system, the crowded Shibuya Crossing, the Dotonbori River in Osaka, and more rural areas.

Elon Musk got Cuphead working on a Tesla

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Elon Musk got Cuphead working on a Tesla

Apparently Elon Musk has gotten Cuphead to play on one of his cars’ in-dash displays. File this one under “didn’t stop to think if they should” for now, but it’s possible.

That’s according to a podcast with IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey, released today (thanks, The Verge). Musk told McCaffrey that the Unity engine works on the Tesla platform — which is the engine driving the ultrahard run-and-gun game from 2017. Musk reconfirmed that Cuphead is “a cool game, it’s insanely difficult.”