Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11

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Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat veterans Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Kung Lao, and Liu Kang are coming to Mortal Kombat 11, according to a new story trailer for NetherRealm Studios’ fighting game.

That video, fittingly set to Ice Cube’s “Check Yo Self” (with a little bit of Vince Staples’ “Blue Suede”), shows younger versions of Jax, Kung Lao, and Liu Kang squaring off against future versions of themselves. In the case of Jax, it’s alongside his daughter, Jacqui, against an older and wiser Jax. But in Kung Lao’s and Liu Kang’s cases, they’re up against evil revenant versions of themselves.

No Man’s Sky getting PlayStation VR support

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No Man’s Sky getting PlayStation VR support

No Man’s Sky launched as a first-person game back in 2016, and this summer, players will be able to enter its cosmic expanse themselves: Support for PlayStation VR is coming to the game, Sony announced Monday during its first State of Play livestream.

The virtual reality support will be part of the free Beyond update for No Man’s Sky, which developer Hello Games announced earlier this month. It’s unclear how extensive the VR functionality will be — there’s no word yet on whether it will be possible to play the entire game in VR. The gameplay footage from State of Play, which you can view above, referred to a PSVR “mode included” in the game.

Five Nights at Freddy’s announced for PlayStation VR

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Five Nights at Freddy’s announced for PlayStation VR

Sony held a State of Play livestream news event today, and for the debut presentation, the gaming company unveiled a slew of virtual reality games coming to PlayStation VR. One of the spookier options, Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted, is slated to release sometime spring 2019.

In this version of the game, you’ll try to fend of haunted animatronics and scenarios from the original games — as well as new situations exclusive to the virtual reality version. In the debut trailer, you could see enemies coming toward the camera and performing their signature jump scares at the player. Also worth noting: Based on the footage, it seems that the player has to physically look around for tasks such as handling the camera. Likely, this detail will make looking back and forth between scenes all the more intense.

Marvel’s Iron Man VR coming to PlayStation VR in 2019

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR coming to PlayStation VR in 2019

Marvel’s Iron Man VR is coming to PlayStation VR in 2019. The announcement was made today during Sony’s inaugural State of Play streaming presentation.

The trailer for Iron Man VR is mostly comprised of a combat sequence that takes place in mid-air. Tony Stark’s plane is ambushed by unknown forces. With the help of his digital assistant, FRIDAY, he leaps from the crippled vessel, dons the Iron Man suit, and goes into action. Players can clearly be seen using their hands to attack enemies with the Iron Man suit’s iconic hand blasters. The trailer also includes cutscenes clearly labeled as “not actual gameplay.”

All the games confirmed for Apple Arcade, a new subscription service coming this fall

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All the games confirmed for Apple Arcade, a new subscription service coming this fall

Apple Arcade is a new subscription service coming this fall. During a live, on-stage presentation the hardware and software giant said Arcade will include over 100 new and exclusive titles when it launches. While pricing has yet to be unveiled, we do know the names of some of those titles.

A press release, posted shortly after the event, also says that Apple is doing more than just curating a selection of the best new titles. They’re also helping to develop them.

PlayStation State of Play livestream: watch it here

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PlayStation State of Play livestream: watch it here

Sony Interactive Entertainment will broadcast the debut episode of State of Play today, a new show that promises updates and announcements on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games. State of Play sounds like Sony’s take on a Nintendo Direct or Inside Xbox — a video-heavy digest of news and trailers untethered from a major gaming event like E3 or Gamescom.

PlayStation State of Play will kick off today, March 25, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET, and can be viewed on PlayStation’s Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels. You can watch it above, via YouTube.

World of Warcraft players will be able to strip down without losing stats

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World of Warcraft players will be able to strip down without losing stats

Part of the fun of World of Warcraft is getting to customize your own character. There’s ton of gear in the game, ranging from class themed item sets to individual pieces of leveling gear. Players have a transmogrification system that allows them to replace their existing gear with a new aesthetic, while keeping the sweet, sweet stats. World of Warcraft’s customization options are limited compared to other, fashion forward MMOs like Final Fantasy 14, but Battle for Azeroth has introduced many new ways to dress up a wider variety of dollies. The newest addition will be the ability to hide the chest slot, as well as eventually every slot ... except pants. You have to wear pants.

In a Developer Q&A, Blizzard stated that players would be able to hide their ‘chest’ slot in future. There’s already the ability to hide a cloak, belt, or helm. Now, players will be able to rock a more Conan inspired look on their Orc barbarian, or show off their Lightforged Draenei, Nightborne, or Demon Hunters’ tattoos. This was a good start, but a post confirmed that more changes would be on the way. In response to a post reading “So why not let us hide EVERYTHING!”, a community manager wrote:

How and where to stream Apple TV Plus

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How and where to stream Apple TV Plus

Apple has officially joined the streaming wars. CEO Tim Cook announced the company’s new Apple TV streaming service in a presentation on Monday. The service, named Apple TV Plus, will compete with streaming titans like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime by bundling together various content libraries as well as serving up original series and movies.

Like Amazon with its Fire TV devices, Apple already sells streaming hardware and offers a built-in Apple TV app for iPhone and iPad. Apple TV devices will, of course, support Apple TV Plus. But the company announced today that the service will be available in the newly redesigned Apple TV app, coming to multiple platforms later this year.

Apple Arcade launches this fall with 100 exclusive games

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Apple Arcade launches this fall with 100 exclusive games

Apple Arcade is Apple’s new game subscription service. Apple executives describe it as a curated collection of the best games to experience on mobile, desktop, and in the living room. It’s part of a slate of new subscription services announced today by CEO Tim Cook. No pricing was announced. The service will launch this fall.

Apple’s Ann Thai, product marketing manager for the App Store, was on hand to make the announcement. She said that Arcade will include access to over 100 new and exclusive games — titles that won’t be available on any other platform or subscription services. Users will be able to download and play the games on their own device, giving them freedom to try as many games as they like. The service will be compatible with Apple TV, iPhone, iPod, and Mac. Apple was quick to point out that all of the games will be playable offline.

Bethesda bringing Rage 2, Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, and more to Steam

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Bethesda bringing Rage 2, Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, and more to Steam

Players who are interested in Bethesda titles like Fallout 76 have been exclusively launching those games through the Bethesda Store, as the publisher hasn’t made the game available on platforms like Steam. The Bethesda Store will continue to operate, and will offer upcoming titles like Rage 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and Doom Eternal.

These titles will also be coming to Steam, Bethesda announced on Twitter today. Fallout 76, the games-as-a-service take on Fallout, will also be coming to Steam later in 2019.