Sonic Prime, a new Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, hits Netflix in 2022

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Netflix has announced a brand new 3D animated Sonic the Hedgehog show.

Sonic Prime is due to arrive on the streaming service at some point in 2022. The newly-announced project, which is described as a “24-episode animated adventure for kids, families, and long-time fans” will follow the eponymous blue hedgehog on a personal journey of introspection and discovery as he becomes tangled in the fate of a “strange new multiverse”.

“Sonic is a beloved character and holds a special place in everyone’s heart including my own,” said Dominique Bazay, Director of original animation at Netflix. “I spent many hours with the blue blur as a kid and it’s a privilege to be able to bring this character everyone knows and loves on a brand new adventure with Netflix — one that a generation of loyal fans and brand new fans around the world can enjoy.”

The Stim glitch is back in Call of Duty: Warzone… again

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The Stim glitch in Call of Duty: Warzone is back, and it’s causing more havoc than ever in the Activision battle royale.

The Stim, an equipment item you can use to restore health to your character and renew your sprint, has always been intended as a last-ditch item. It’s something you can use to escape a tricky firefight or get out of the crossfire.

But players exploiting the item have long been a problem, and it looks like they’re back (it’s bad timing, too, because they’ve appeared alongside a new invisibility bug).

PS5 exclusive Destruction AllStars has at least a year of post-launch content planned

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Destruction AllStars, the multiplayer destruction derby PS5 exclusive, will get at least a year’s worth of support from the developer.

Lucid Games and Sony xDev, the developers behind Destruction Allstars – which is one of February’s free games on PlayStation Plus – have taken part in a new interview with Eurogamer, where the studios outlined what players can expect from this action-based driving game.

The interview goes into a bit more detail about the game which we’ve not heard all too much about just yet. Sony xDev’s John McLaughlin noted that the developers have “a plan for the forthcoming year” for the live service title – though it’s not as clear cut as simply following a strict roadmap when it comes to rolling out updates.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s latest problem is an outfit that makes you invisible

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Call of Duty: Warzone continues to struggle with bugs and glitches.

The latest glitch in Call of Duty: Warzone is not an abusable glitch or a meta-ruling overpowered weapon, it’s actually a skin bought off the in-game store.

Recently, a number of players ran into an issue where their attacker appears invisible. They can shoot just fine, but look to be blinking in and out of existence. After some investigation, it became clear that it’s not a glitch, but a bug related to a particular skin.

Switch reaches 80 million lifetime sales, and 39% of owners have Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Nintendo just had one of its most profitable quarters ever off the back of Switch hardware and software sales.

Nintendo has this morning published earnings results for its Q3 FY3/2021. The period covering October to December 2020 saw a massive 37.3% year-on-year increase in revenue, which translates to 1,404 billion yen.

This makes it Nintendo’s second-best quarter ever in company history, second only to Q3 FY2008 when Nintendo had two massively popular consoles in the Wii and DS (Thanks, Daniel Ahmad).

Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi is Sega’s next creative director

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Yakuza series director Toshihiro Nagoshi is due to step down as chief creative officer (CCO) of Sega, and will become creative director instead.

Nagoshi – who worked as executive director on Yakuza: Like a Dragon – has been a key part of the Yakuza franchise since it first launched back in 2005, and he’s been with Sega since the mid-90s arcade days, too.

Nagoshi’s new role (which will formally begin on April 1, 2021) was revealed in an announcement that also confirmed that the company will be making some more wide-reaching changes in the coming year.

You can play as the Bernie Sanders inauguration meme in Soulcalibur 6

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Ever wanted to play as Bernie Sanders in Bandai Namco‘s Soulcalibur 6? Of course you have, and now a new mod brings the mitten-wearing politician onto the stage of history.

The image of Sanders sitting on his fold-out chair, arms crossed, mask on, and sporting his infamous mittens has become burned into the consciousness of anyone that’s been on the internet over the past few weeks.

A plethora of memes have circulated showing off the US Senator for Vermont sitting at the Biden inauguration, but perhaps the most laudable effort comes from User619 and JoeMashups who have managed to get Sanders into the game, modding him over fellow chair-loving combatant Azwel (thanks, NME).

Astral Chain ‘is Nintendo’s IP’ says PlatinumGames

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After the official Astral Chain website changed the copyright listing last week, PlatinumGames has confirmed longer the IP belongs to Nintendo.

The 2019 Nintendo Switch game was another well-received PlatinumGames title that was directed by Takahisa Taura, which we lauded as an action masterclass from the esteemed developer.

Platinum had stated before that Astral Chain was co-owned by itself and the game’s publisher, Nintendo – though the latter held the game’s publishing rights.

The Medium made back its development costs in just a few days

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Bloober Team’s latest psychological horror hit, The Medium, has already made a profit thanks to sales across PC and Xbox.

In an interview with Polish publication Money.pl (via GameSpot), the development studio noted that The Medium has already made back both its developmental and marketing costs, meaning that any revenue from here on out is pure profit.

That’s a good win for the game, considering it’s only available on two platforms at the moment (PC and Xbox Series S|X – it’s not available on Xbox One). The development team hasn’t shared a breakdown of the game’s performance, so we’re not how much the Xbox Game Pass deal contributed to the game’s success.

Super Nintendo World is coming to Minecraft

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Super Nintendo World is coming to Minecraft

Super Nintendo World will be available for Universal Studios visitors soon, but if you’re unable to attend there’s an alternative in Minecraft.

Earlier this year, we got a virtual tour of Super Nintendo World that showed prospective visitors what they could expect to see if they got tickets to the new attraction, and now creator Dippy22 has taken it one step further.

The enterprising Minecraft player has begun work on making Nintendo’s section of the Universal Studios resorts in Japan and California available in Mojang’s iconic platform.