Monster Hunter: World stages USA championship next week

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Monster Hunter: World stages USA championship next week

Monster Hunter: World is kicking off a championship event in North America next week. At stake is a berth representing the region at a global invitational event in September at Tokyo Game Show 2018.

The Monster Hunter: World USA Championship will run Saturday, July 28 from noon to 7 p.m. PT in San Francisco. Registration is open through July 26, Capcom said. Winners will get a trophy, a pair of Monster Hunter themed watches, and a trip to Japan to play the game at TGS 2018.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead begins its final season with new struggles against old foes

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead begins its final season with new struggles against old foes

The final season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead will premiere in August and with it we will say goodbye to Clementine, one of the most memorable video game characters of the past two console generations, if not all time.

For The Walking Dead fans, Telltale Games yesterday published a video showcasing the first 15 minutes of the final season, setting up this story and demonstrating the new gameplay elements it will introduce. It’s still a very narrative-driven tale, but notice in that first sequence that combat is a little more open-ended, as opposed to a panic event where only one button press or direction-push resolves the outcome. Clementine also gathers items in the world which appear to have modification or crafting purposes.

Epic addresses Fortnite cheating allegations against Summer Skirmish winner

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Epic addresses Fortnite cheating allegations against Summer Skirmish winner

Epic Games responded to allegations from fans and players that a recent winner in the publisher’s weekly Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournament cheated to win a total of $130,000.

Viewers on Reddit accused player iDroPz_BoDiEs of using a keyboard and mouse configuration while playing on PlayStation 4. People not only suggested the setup would give iDroPz_BoDiEs an advantage over other players, but argued it was just sign that pointed to “collusion and corruption in his win,” according to a top Reddit post. The accusations led iDroPz_BoDiEs to replay some of his streams, which viewers pored over. Those streams led to other accusations, including a theory that iDroPz_BoDiEs had random players “queue up the same time as him and give him free kills so he can place higher in the tournament.”

Get a sneak peek at Mega Man’s new cartoon series Fully Charged

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Get a sneak peek at Mega Man’s new cartoon series Fully Charged

A new Mega Man animated series is coming to Cartoon Network next month, but you can watch a short preview of it today. A sneak peek of the debut episode, titled “Throwing Shade,” shows that Mega Man: Fully Charged offers a very different take on the Blue Bomber.

Mega Man: Fully Charged stars Aki Light, described as a “regular, upbeat robot schoolboy” who has the secret power to turn into Mega Man. Aki will battle the evil Sergeant Night and his team of Robot Masters with the help of Rush the dog, Mega Mini — a tiny, wisecracking character that lives inside his head, apparently — and Suna Light. According to the show’s official description, Aki will also confront his twin brother, Namagem, who’s under the influence of Sgt. Night.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse gets three more characters — including a spider-pig

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse gets three more characters — including a spider-pig

At yesterday evening’s Spider-Man panel in Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Sony revealed three more characters who will join the ensemble cast of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the forthcoming animated movie anchored by Miles Morales as Spider-Man. They are Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, and Peni Parker.

In the panel, director Phil Lord confirmed that that the story takes place in an alternate dimension, which means all of the unusual Spider-folk we’ve seen over the years can come together in a story that should run heavy on the fan service.

Mario Kart Hot Wheels are coming next year

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Mario Kart Hot Wheels are coming next year

Mattel has announced that Mario Kart will be its next branded line of die-cast collectible slot-racing cars.

Eight familiar faces from Nintendo’s venerable driving series were shown in an Instagram post from San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

Destiny 2 players find new secret quest that could lead to a hidden weapon

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Destiny 2 players find new secret quest that could lead to a hidden weapon

Destiny 2 players have been looking for Black Spindle for months, and it appears that some players may have finally found a major clue. Players on Reddit encountered a secret quest on the planet Io, which leads to a timed mission — very similar to how the Black Spindle exotic sniper rifle was originally found in the original Destiny.

Players have discovered that the Taken Blight public event found in Lost Oasis area of Io also spawns a Taken boss. The beast Urzok — a taken version of the Knight from Destiny — will roam around the area. When he’s killed, a portal will spawn, allowing a Fireteam to enter the quest.

Soulcalibur’s lovable weirdo Voldo is back

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Soulcalibur’s lovable weirdo Voldo is back

Bandai Namco confirmed today that Voldo will return for Soulcalibur 6. Voldo is a series mainstay, having made his debut in the 1995 arcade game Soul Edge. He is one of only five Soulcalibur characters to have made an appearance in every main installment in the franchise.

Voldo’s bizarre fighting style and unique aesthetic are very much in tact in Soulcalibur 6. In his debut trailer, he can be seen wearing his trademark fetish torture gear, and launching his opponents into the air with crotch-based attacks. If you’re not clear why Voldo dresses and fights the way he does, his backstory will help illuminate that:

A game about France’s Reign of Terror is, unsurprisingly, quite grim

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A game about France’s Reign of Terror is, unsurprisingly, quite grim

In We. The Revolution, players are invited to explore the French Revolution from an unlikely position of power. As a judge on the Revolutionary Tribunal, you will preside over life-and-death cases ripped from the pages of history. Polygon was given access to a small preview version of the game, and while the art style is unique and impressive, the gameplay itself leaves much to be desired.

The core gameplay loop asks players to review page after page of court documents, often summaries in brief of the case before them that day. In the center of the screen stands the accused, with lawyers on both sides and a jury of their peers hectoring them from the back of the room. Key words in the text of each brief must be clicked on, which opens up an event in the timeline or a topic of discussion. Players must then connect the appropriate events in order to unlock a new line of questioning.