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“Wolfenstein: Youngblood” Story Trailer Ready To Kill Some Bodacious 1980’s Nazis

Ahead of PAX East 2019, Bethesda just released the first story trailer for their next installment of the Wolfenstein saga, and this one is headed to Paris in the 1980’s.

Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, the daughters of BJ AKA the Terror Twins, are off to find their missing father in a co-op game that can be played with a friend or an AI. This is the first time a Wolfenstein game has used that mechanic, so it will be interesting to see how it all comes together.

Check out the story trailer below:

Here is the official description: Welcome to the 1980s. BJ Blazkowicz is missing. His last-known whereabouts: Nazi-occupied Paris. The only ones who can find him are his twin daughters, Jess and Soph Blazkowicz—and no Nazi scum are gonna stand in their way.

“Wolfenstein: Youngblood” releases on July 26, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. If you pre-order the game, you will receive the Legacy Pack with some of BJ’s iconic outfits and weapons from the series, including New Colossus and US Army Power Suit skins; a WW2 skins set; and the Old Blood pipe and knife!

With the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition you’ll receive the Buddy Pass so you can invite a friend to join the Reich-stomping fun—even if they don’t own the game! The Deluxe Edition also includes the Cyborg Skin Pack, decking out the Blazkowicz sisters in titanium allow versions of their Power Suits, guns, combat knives, and hatchets.

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New “Mortal Kombat 11” Trailer Pits 90’s Originals Against Modern Versions

The first “Mortal Kombat” game came out in October, 1992, with seven fighters in that initial version. The roster has grown tremendously over the years, but that original group along with many from MK II have continued to be in the games. With Mortal Kombat 11 on the horizon, we have a new trailer that has these OG Kombatants facing off against their current-era counterparts.

It seems the plot of MK 11 will include some time-travel elements or something similar, as the classic characters you remember from the original game are forced to fight their modern dopplegangers, for lack of a better term. It’s some real timey-wimey violence, and a lot of fun!

Check out the trailer below to see what happens when old meets new, starring Johnny Cage, Sonya, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Raiden, Jax Scorpion, and others:

Mortal Kombat 11 comes out on April 23, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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“Samurai Shodown” Reboot Slashes It’s Way To PAX East 2019

“Embrace death and no one can stop you!” SNL’s reboot of “Samurai Shodown” is almost here, and a new trailer has just dropped ahead of PAX East.

Check out the trailer below:

The reboot will launch with 16 playable characters, 13 of which will be new for this iteration of the game.

The original Samurai Shodown series included 12 games across a multitude of systems. If this return to the genre goes well, expect a lot more from SNK and this franchise in the near future.

A demo of the game will be playable at PAX East at booth #15031. The game will be released this June for PS4 and XBOX One, with a Switch version coming later this year.

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Nintendo Poised To Launch Two New Switch Models Later This Year

While Sony and Microsoft may be preparing to announce their next consoles sooner than we think, Nintendo is revamping their current one – the Switch.

Nintendo is hoping to keep sales high going into the third year of the Switch’s existence, and have decided to use a strategy they employed with their handheld consoles to put the Switch in more households, as well as one that their competitors are currently using. The Wall Street Journal got the scoop on this one, and cited parts suppliers and software developers as their sources for this info.

The first model “will have enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers, although it won’t be as powerful as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X.”

The second model “is a cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to its aging hand-held 3DS device.” The reduced cost comes at the loss of certain features, including the ability to vibrate.

The two new consoles are expected to be revealed at E3, and released very quickly after that announcement.

The fact that buyers can choose for a simpler system or a more advanced system, and still buy the normal version, makes the Switch a very interesting console now. They aren’t stripping anything super important away, and are adding value to it in alternative ways. If you have been sitting on buying a Switch for awhile, this year might be time for you to make that big purchase.

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“Ancient Evil” Comes To “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4”

The next thrilling Zombies adventure in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is arriving next Tuesday for Black Ops Pass owners.

Ancient Evil” beckons the intrepid foursome from the Chaos Storyline – Bruno, Diego, Scarlett and Shaw – in a brand-new adventure into an underground Greek city to face off against new varieties of the undead.

Check out the trailer below to see some of the enemies you will face in this update:

Featuring signature Call of Duty Zombies combat, Ancient Evil will test players’ skills as they fight new Zombies and enemies against the backdrop of a gargantuan cavern colossal enough to hold a sprawling city.

More details will be revealed soon, so stay tuned for updates.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Experience, Ancient Evil, will be available on March 26th for PS4 with the Black Ops Pass.

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Rhythm-Based Legend of Zelda Game Coming To Switch, “Cadence of Hyrule”

Whenever a new Legend of Zelda game comes out, it’s always a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal when it’s made by a third party and not directly by Nintendo. Today, we got a surprise announcement of a brand new LoZ game for the Switch that will be rhythm-based!

Made by the same folks who made one of my favorite games of recent years, “Crypt of the Necrodancer”, Brace Yourself Games has brought their protagonist into the overworld of Hyrule, where she will now do battle against all of their baddies while jamming to music from the games (although there is a strong “Link to The Past” tie to this game, so expect much of the music and visuals to be from this installment in the series).

Best of all, she won’t be alone, as both Link and Zelda will be playable characters!

Check out the trailer below:

Here is some more info via the official press release from Nintendo:

As Link or Princess Zelda, players explore randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule, and every beat of the 25 remixed Legend of Zelda tunes is a chance to move, attack, defend and more. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, players must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat using an arsenal of iconic items from The Legend of Zelda, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the NecroDancer.

This will be the first of two Zelda games slated for Switch this year, the other being the recently announced remake of Game Boy classic “The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening”.

“Cadence of Hyrule” is coming Spring 2019 to the Nintendo Switch.

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“Smash” Player Rage Quits During Tournament Due To Audience Member

There’s always that one jerk in the crowd that has to ruin it for everyone else. Case in point, the “Smash regional Collision 2019” in New Jersey last weekend, where not only did a game come to a sudden halt, but an entire event nearly saw some major trouble.

During the Super Smash Bros Ultimate event, Tyler “Marss” Martins and Justin “Wishes” Magnetti were embroiled in a match with the top 32 players in the tourney. Towards the end of their bout, Marss grew very irritated with a person in the crowd. A few moments later, and still competing in the match, Marrs got up and stormed off the stage, leaving his opponent and the commentators very confused.

Check out video footage of the incident below:

Wishes wisely continued the match since no formal announcement was made, and proceeded to finish Marss off. Meanwhile, Marss was trying to speak with officials about the person in the crowd, who he felt was coaching his opponent – something that was not allowed in this particular event.

After 90 minutes, the pair resumed their fight and agreed upon a situation that was okay for both parties. Marss won the match, and later the entire tournament, while Wishes placed ninth.

Event organizer Riddge “RJ” Mussington posted a statement on Twitter discussing the incident:

As I’m sure you are aware, there was a situation that occurred with Wishes vs Marss at Collision. I wanted to state what happened and what was done. 

First off, to avoid any confusion, I was in the venue room when it was happening. I was running losers top 32 when it happened and I didn’t hear him call me over due to this, nor was I watching or listening to the crowd while it was happening because I was focused on making sure matches were being reported and called to stay on time. 

Wishes and Marss were playing their set and during the set there were multiple instances where a specific player from the crowd would yell out what could have been interpreted as Marss’ potential habits for the game and when he would be doing it. The call outs were happening throughout the match to the point where Marss felt that it was necessary to call a TO (specifically me) over to correct the issue. 

Because I had a floor cam active from the production team, I reviewed the recorded footage that we had and determined that it wasn’t a single instance that happened, but rather, a recurring theme that happened in that last match. Because of this, I called in the rest of staff to deliberate and vote on what to do with the issue at hand. Once this was done, I talked to both players individually, then had BOTH players come together to talk to each other about it as well and it was agreed that both Wishes and Marss would replay the match with Marss at 1 stock, 0% and Wishes at 2 stocks, 130% (The estimated percentage that Wishes was at prior to when Marss got up). 

I’m extremely upset that this situation occurred, but I’m also extremely happy I was able to work with both Marss and Wishes to come to a reasonable solution that both parties felt okay with. The player from the crowd that did this was also removed from the event to avoid any further issues.

The person who was shouting during the match at Marss, HGJ Panda, also posted a statement, and wrote that he was simply cheering for his friend:

After I made the cheer twice, Marss jumped out of his chair (lol), turned to me, and screamed “That’s coaching bitch!” From there, I ENTIRELY stopped cheering out of respect. However, after a few seconds he lost his stock to getting upthrown – NOT because he jumped – and ONLY ONCE HE LOST THE STOCK raged, screamed and stormed off like a lunatic, making everyone in the venue uncomfortable (which is plenty enough to get a non-top player kicked out of a venue). 

So, no, it was not coaching. Saying that’s coaching is like telling someone on a math test that the answer to 2+2 is cum. Completely unrelated, was not used.

Regardless of what really happened, it was a big mess and a mar on something that should have been a fun day for both the gamers and the people watching.

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Watch the entire 90’s “Mega Man” Cartoon Show For FREE

Growing up in the 1990s was a great time for cartoons. You could enjoy all the hits from the ’80’s along with all the new shows from the times. Saturday mornings were the best mornings, while Sundays were usually solid but not quite as good. However, it was those days, as well as weekday early morning syndicated shows before school started that really stuck with us.

One show that a lot of folks remember today was the Mega Man cartoon from Ruby-Spears. Also made by Ashi Productions and Ocean Productions (with Capcom of course), this cartoon was pretty cheesy, even for its era. The theme song will get stuck in your head, but I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. Still, it was a fun show and if you are a Mega Man mega fan, you should be watching this!

Check out the series premiere video below to get you started:

The first episode of Mega Man sees Dr. Wily attack New York’s Kennedy Airport and Mega Man is crushed by a falling object, leaving him in need of repair. While Mega Man is being fixed, Dr. Light reveals his past history working with Dr. Wily and how it led to the events that happened that day.

From there, Dr. Wily builds his evil robots and we are off to the races!

It ran from 1994 to 1995 in syndication in the US. The show only lasted 23 episodes, but it does include some references to Mega Man X, the more current game of the time.

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Ninja Paid $1 Million By EA To Stream “Apex Legends”

Tyler Blevins, known to most by his streaming name “Ninja”, has got the biggest following of video game lovers on his channel. His influence is enormous and his reach is unimaginable. It makes perfect sense companies would want to bring him in to play and promote their games, but who knew he could pull in this much for one day!

According to an anonymous source who spoke to Reuters, the 27-year-old gamer was paid a whopping $1 Million USD to stream “Apex Legends” on Twitch during launch day by the game maker, EA.

The game debuted on February 5, and many other streamers quickly got in on the action. The majority did it because the game is just plain awesome, but it is undeniable that without a streamer like Ninja getting in on it during launch day, the game would have certainly take more time to pick up steam.

Representatives from EA and for Ninja declined to comment on how much he had been paid on the record, but the amount named by the source is more than twice media reports of Ninja’s monthly earnings from what he makes when he typically streams things like “Fortnite”.

EA also paid popular Polish-Canadian streamer “Shroud,” who has nearly six million Twitch followers, to play Apex Legends but declined to disclose the terms of the deal.

“Apex Legends” is being considered as the “Fortnite” killer by many, and has been battling hard to take over the battle royale gaming sector.

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Meet The Lost WCW Game For Nintendo That Never Got Released

Pro Wrestling was huge in the late 80’s and early 90’s, bigger than it had ever been thanks to cable TV and pay-per-view. When home consoles came out, video game companies jumped on the chance to make games out of these properties. Most early ‘wrasslin’ games were nothing too spectacular, but it still beat having nothing to play at all.

Today, we learned about a wrestling video game that never made it to shelves. The UWC video game for Nintendo was made by a company named SETA, and was intended for release in 1989. UWC, which is an acronym for Universal Wrestling Corporation, was one of the working names for the wrestling promotion Ted Turner was planning to do. You may know that league better as WCW.

This is also why you may recognize some of the sprites when you take a look at footage of this., courtesy of Archon 1981, AKA Youtuber Stephen Reese.

Stephen got this game from a former Nintendo employee, who was given it to test. The

Check out the video below:

The game looks like your typical wrestling game from that time period. You can run the ropes, do big moves, and even fight outside of the ring.

The game featured Ric Flair, Sting, The Road Warriors Hawk and Animal, Bobby Eaton, Jimmy Garvin, what looks like Michael Hayes, and another wrestler that could be Lex Luger. It’s hard to identify some of the more generic-looking wrestlers, so consider this my theory about who these are until the ROM is released.

Speaking of, Archon 1981 said he would be uploading a ROM of thisg game online soon, so everyone will have a chance to play it. We can then also confirm who all the characters on the select screen are!

Piledrive that like button, we can’t wait to try the game out on our own!

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