Bandai Namco delays Code Vein to 2019

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Bandai Namco delays Code Vein to 2019

Bandai Namco’s action role-playing game Code Vein won’t make its previously scheduled September release date. The game has been delayed to 2019, the publisher announced today.

Code Vein was pushed to next year to “further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title,” said Eric Hartness, vice president of marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America, in a news release. On Twitter, the company said the decision to delay the game was “based on all the feedback we have received over the last few months,” namely at events like E3 and Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

Meet the Scorn, Destiny 2: Forsaken’s new enemy faction

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Meet the Scorn, Destiny 2: Forsaken’s new enemy faction

In Destiny 2: Forsaken, players will come up against the Scorn, a deadly group of mutated Fallen. While these beasts may look like the familiar enemies from Destiny, they behave very differently in all of their new forms. Game Informer’s cover story goes into detail on each of the new faction’s enemy types.

Unlike the Taken, the Scorn aren’t simply reskinned versions of existing enemies with eerily similar abilities. The Scorn not only look different, they play differently as well. In the first ViDoc for Destiny 2: Forsaken, Matt Tieger, game director at co-developer High Moon Studios, describes the Scorn as extremely aggressive and ready to push you harder than any enemy before.

Minecraft’s Update Aquatic has us excited to craft mines again

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Minecraft’s Update Aquatic has us excited to craft mines again

Unless you’ve been trawling the message boards, it can feel as though Minecraft has been lying dormant. But, like a snoozing cephalopod, it’s always lurking there in the briny deep. Whether on PC, phones or modern consoles, it’s part of the ecosystem of every platform, just waiting to lure you into its net.

One look at the trailer for Minecraft’s Update Aquatic, and I was ... hooked.

Hearthstone’s next expansion is The Boomsday Project

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Hearthstone’s next expansion is The Boomsday Project

Dr. Boom — the star of one of Hearthstone’s most famous cards — is now the subject of the game’s newest expansion. The Boomsday Project will see Dr. Boom and his band of mischievous scientists unleash a whole slew of terrible experiments into the world of Hearthstone on Aug. 7.

The Boomsday Project introduces 135 new cards to Hearthstone, including nine new Legendary Spells. As usual, players will be able to pre-purchase a 50-pack bundle of the new cards and an exclusive card back for $49.99. This time around, players will also be able to buy an 80-pack bundle for $79.99 that comes with the Mecha-Jaraxxus Warlock Hero as well.

Yooka-Layla developer shows progress on making the game look worse

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Yooka-Layla developer shows progress on making the game look worse

Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic Games is in the process of delivering on the collect-athon platformer’s remaining stretch goals, including one that amps up the Nintendo 64 era nostalgia: a filter that makes the game looks much worse.

On Playtonic’s website, the developer offered a work-in-progress peek at the promised “64-Bit” tonic, one of Yooka-Laylee’s game modifiers, dubbed Play Tonics. The tonic will reduce the texture quality and resolution of the game in an attempt to more closely match the graphics of something like the original Banjo-Kazooie.

Yooka-Laylee developer shows progress on making the game look worse

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Yooka-Laylee developer shows progress on making the game look worse

Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic Games is in the process of delivering on the collect-athon platformer’s remaining stretch goals, including one that amps up the Nintendo 64 era nostalgia: a filter that makes the game looks much worse.

On Playtonic’s website, the developer offered a work-in-progress peek at the promised “64-Bit” tonic, one of Yooka-Laylee’s game modifiers, dubbed Play Tonics. The tonic will reduce the texture quality and resolution of the game in an attempt to more closely match the graphics of something like the original Banjo-Kazooie.

Wasteland 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch

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Wasteland 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch

Wasteland 2, the sequel to the classic computer role-playing game first released in 1988, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut will be available this August.

InXile Entertainment first launched Wasteland 2 as a Kickstarter project in 2012. The effort was led by Interplay founder Brian Fargo, one of the people who would go on to create the original Fallout. The campaign closed after raising more than $2.9 million. After several delays, the final game was released for PC in 2014. The following year, the team released the Director’s Cut version as a free upgrade to all owners and ported the game to consoles.

Pokémon Go community days have made the game fun again

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Pokémon Go community days have made the game fun again

There were a lot of good reasons to be outside last weekend — that beautiful weather! —and a lot of them were Pokémon-related. That’s been true at least once a month since January, thanks to Pokémon Go’s community day events. Throughout 2018, fans have been encouraged to log into the game at a certain time and on a certain day in the hopes of catching a special, popular Pokémon. But July’s community day was the pinnacle of the special events’ success — and a reminder of how far Pokémon Go has come over two years of ebbs and flows.

There’s a dual purpose to community days, which occur worldwide on a designated day. The first is that they give players an increased chance of finding regular and shiny versions of Pokémon like Pikachu, Dratini and Charmander. Each one has an exclusive move as well, if you’re someone who’s hardcore into the battling aspects.

Dragon Ball’s next movie reintroduces the infamous Broly

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Dragon Ball’s next movie reintroduces the infamous Broly

Th next Dragon Ball movie — the 20th in the long-running franchise is called Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Toei Animation announced. Its release later this year marks both the first film based on Dragon Ball Super and the anime’s continuation, months after its abrupt end earlier this year.

The film will again star Dragon Ball hero Goku and his super-powered pals, as they fight against the ultra-powerful villain Broly. Broly isn’t a new character in the franchise, but his return to the series is significant and surprising — the Super Saiyan has long been one of Dragon Ball’s most controversial figures.

ArenaNet ‘folded like a cheap card table,’ says fired Guild Wars 2 writer

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ArenaNet ‘folded like a cheap card table,’ says fired Guild Wars 2 writer

Jessica Price, who was fired by ArenaNet last week for arguing with fans of the company’s Guild Wars 2 MMO, said she feels betrayed by how the company “folded like a cheap card table” when confronted by toxic fandom. In an interview with Polygon, she talked about the meeting in which she was fired, and castigated ArenaNet managers for their “highly unprofessional” reaction to a social media controversy.

Until last week, Price worked as a narrative designer on Guild Wars 2. Earlier this month, she wrote a lengthy Twitter thread about the differences between writing characters for linear, narrative-driven games and player characters in MMOs. A prominent Guild Wars 2 streamer and YouTube known as Deroir chimed in to disagree. Price later called Deroir out, tweeting: “Today in being a female game dev: ‘Allow me — a person who does not work with you — explain to you how you do your job.’”