Panzer Dragoon remakes in development

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Panzer Dragoon remakes in development

The first two Panzer Dragoon games, Panzer Dragoon and Panzer Dragoon 2 Zwei, are being remade by Polish publisher Forever Entertainment, according to an official announcement from the company. The first of those products, titled Panzer Dragoon: Remake, is expected to arrive sometime in 2019.

Forever Entertainment’s announcement calls the games “refreshed version[s]” of the Panzer Dragoon games. The company promises “completely new graphics compatible with today’s standards and several modifications of the game, making it more attractive to modern players, while remaining faithful to the original in terms of story.”

New wireless adapter can pair PS4 controllers to a PlayStation Classic

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New wireless adapter can pair PS4 controllers to a PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic, like the NES Classic and SNES Classic before it, attempts to capture the nostalgia of playing the games you wore out as a kid. That includes a five-foot controller cord that isn’t exactly suited for most modern living rooms. Thanks to a new device from 8BitDo, that nostalgia doesn’t have to come with back pain from sitting on the floor in front of your TV.

The new wireless adapter from 8BitDo plugs into the front of the PlayStation Classic console via USB and connects to almost any wireless controller via Bluetooth. That includes Sony’s DualShock 4 Controller, Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller and any of 8BitDo’s own retro-style wireless gamepads. It’s also compatible with Nintendo Switch, Mac and Windows PC.

Marvel Strike Force’s latest update is pay-to-win mobile gaming at its worst

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Marvel Strike Force’s latest update is pay-to-win mobile gaming at its worst

Marvel Strike Force is, on the surface, a perfectly unassuming mobile game based around collecting Marvel heroes, leveling them up, and building strategic teams to take out opposing superpowered teams. It’s a great premise for a game, and when everything goes right, it’s a fun distraction with some interesting tactical choices.

However, the game has been plagued with issues on and off since its launch in March. While the developers have reached out to the community and asked for feedback, the latest update inflamed the fan base even further. The latest “Red Star” update changes the game for a lot of players and deepens the cracks in Marvel Strike Force’s design.

Red Dead Online is imperfect, messy and strangely captivating

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Red Dead Online is imperfect, messy and strangely captivating

Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode for Red Dead Redemption 2, allows you to make your own story with your own character. I’ve barely scratched the surface of Arthur Morgan and his gang’s tale, but I played Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto Online from launch to the recent heist update. I was surprised by what I found in the ongoing beta of Red Dead Online: a mode that obviously lacks the depth, sophistication and polish of its single-player campaign.

There’s a lot to turn players away from its opening moments, especially if they compare it to the cinematic opening of Arthur Morgan and his gang making their way through the snow. It’s only after digging — with a friend or two, if you can wrangle them — that the promise of Red Dead Online becomes clear.

25 years later, Doom's legacy is its human connection

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25 years later, Doom's legacy is its human connection

Doom may well be the most influential game of the last two decades. As it marks another birthday, it's a work that is worth celebrating.

Leaving aside the usual plaudits and the warm nostalgia, it is also worth asking just how important the game is in the great scheme of modern entertainment. Noted at the time of its launch for its technological achievements and its violence, its legacy now seems to be as an early catalyst in multiplayer gaming, in literally bringing people together around a single video game.

GOTY 2018: #10 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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GOTY 2018: #10 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

I get paid to play games — lots of games — and write about them. This is a great privilege, but it means I’m forced to budget my gaming time. It’s not efficient for me to play a game for fun when I have a bunch of new titles teed up for work, with deadlines looming.

Yet, here I am, 75 days after I posted my Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review, still playing the same game. I’m 120 hours into this enormous world, with plenty of places still to visit, and missions yet to complete. I’m pretty sure I’ll 100 percent all the quests.

Yakuza team’s next game, Judgment, will get full English dub

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Yakuza team’s next game, Judgment, will get full English dub

Sega is bringing the Yakuza team’s next game, now known as Judgment, to the West in summer 2019. The PlayStation 4 game will be the first Yakuza product in more than a decade to receive a full English dub, as revealed in a new trailer that showcases Judgment’s English-language voice work.

Judgment, formerly known as Project Judge and Judge Eyes in Japan, will feature a full English voice cast. Here are details on the voice cast from Sega:

Fortnite is getting swords, starting with the Infinity Blade

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Fortnite is getting swords, starting with the Infinity Blade

Fortnite season 7 has been underway for almost a week and that means we’re coming up on the first patch of the season, which looks like it will add swords to the game.

This information comes to us thanks to a tweet from the official Fortnite account — and in a hidden teaser in the official patch notes art for season seven. The video doesn’t give us much about how exactly the weapon will work, but we do see a character pull it from the ground in a snow-covered part of the map.

John Romero is making a spiritual successor to the original version of Doom

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John Romero is making a spiritual successor to the original version of Doom

Game designer John Romero, co-creator of Doom, is building a spiritual successor to the game. Called Sigil, it will be released as a free modification for the original 1993 version of Doom and as a boxed collector’s edition. The news comes on the 25th anniversary of that game’s release.

In 1995, Romero helped to build The Ultimate Doom, an updated version of the original first-person shooter. According to his website, Sigil picks up where that game’s fourth episode leaves off. It’s comprised of nine single-player and nine multiplayer, deathmatch-style levels and is being released in the form of a Doom WAD. The release is expected in February 2019.

The first look at Sonic the Hedgehog’s live-action version is horrific

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The first look at Sonic the Hedgehog’s live-action version is horrific

Popular video game character and social media luminary Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own live action/animated hybrid film from Paramount Pictures in 2019, with Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) cast as the titular mammal.

IGN has released an exclusive “motion poster” that hints at what the character will look like in the film, and we already have some concerns about what they’ve done to our friend Sonic. His arms and legs look heavily muscled, for starters. And there’s also the issue of all that fur.