New Trailer For RESIDENT EVIL 2 Remake Finally Shows Ada Wong

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As the release date of Resident Evil 2 Remake approaches, Capcom has released a brand new story trailer that showed an extended preview on the upcoming game. The latest footage showed a few cinematic featuring Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Sherry Birkin, and finally, Ada Wong.

Ada’s character design has been unveiled in the latest trailer where she is seen sporting a detective-style trench coat and sunglasses. This appearance marks Ada’s debut appearance on the remake. Although the trailer focused on the game’s story, it also showed a few scenes where characters are seen engaged in combat with a multitude of zombies and the mutated version of William Birkin.

Resident Evil 2 Remake releases on January 25, 2019, for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

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A Few More Details About Yugi in JUMP FORCE Have Surfaced

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We just found out Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! would be a character in Jump Force, and now we have a little more information about how he’ll work. It looks like he will use cards from Duel Monsters, but it won’t just be Monster Cards. Bandai Namco sent out a tweet recently that showed Yugi drawing cards from his Duel Disk and summoning the likes of Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl, and Slifer the Sky Dragon.

Some sources are reporting that the cards will work “as ‘assist’ characters” and he would also have access to Magic, er sorry, Spell Cards like Swords of Revealing Light and Spell Shattering Arrow. We still don’t have any specifics, but hopefully we can get a video that better shows what the heck he’s doing trying to fight the big guns like Goku and Naruto. With multiple characters from other franchises joining the fray, could we potentially see Seto Kaiba and/or Joey Wheeler make an appearance as well, or will they restrict it to just Yugi because of the different mechanics?

Jump Force is expected on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2019.

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The Roast of Hugs Is Also A Pretty Stacked Tournament

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This Saturday, fans of competitive Super Smash Bros. will tune in, both in person and on Twitch, to view the comedic roast of longtime top player Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez. Orchestrated by Beyond The Summit and emceed by popular commentator and former Bad Melee podcaster Anthony “Slime” Bruno, the event is sure to be full of laughs—but that’s only half of the draw of the shindig. It’s also Beyond The Summit’s first-ever open Melee tournament, with no venue fee, $5 entry for singles and doubles, and a hefty pot bonus. The tournament’s Long Beach, California, venue, Thunder Gaming, is sure to be packed.

The amount of talent in attendance is considerable. Alongside HugS, a number of Southern California Melee luminaries will be in attendance, including Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni, Johnny “S2J” Kim, Weston “Westballz” Dennis, and Joey “Lucky” Aldama. There will be notable out-of-region talent in the building as well, including Shine 2018 champion Zain “Zain” Naghmi—likely the event’s first seed—and Northern California Marth legend Kevin “PewPewU” Toy. All in all, 233 entrants have signed up to compete as of the time of this article’s writing, and that number is sure to grow as more players from SoCal and beyond register at the last minute.

Though Zain is the presumptive favorite to win the event, his victory at The Roast is far from guaranteed. While he boasts a 5-0 record in 2018 over SFAT, the presumptive second seed, he has experienced losses within the last year to other attendees, such as HugS, Lucky, and PewPewU. The Marth main also has to contend with Southern California’s recently minted No. 2, Armando “ARMY” Del Duca, who defeated Zain in their only meeting at Super Smash Con 2018.

The event’s doubles bracket is also looking heated, with a $1,000 pot bonus that is wildly disproportionate to the 41 teams currently registered. The only top-tier team currently registered to compete is CLG’s SFAT and PewPewU, but other experienced team players in attendance, including Lucky, will look to give “PewFat” a run for their money.

If you’re looking for top-notch Melee action to hold you over for the few weeks between now and The Big House 8, The Roast of Hugs is sure to help scratch that itch. Top 8 is scheduled for 8pm, directly preceded by the roast. Catch the action on Twitch this weekend at BTSSmash—or if you’re in California, consider registering to attend the tournament in person!

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New Set Of Screenshots Showcase RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2’s Open World

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Yesterday, developer Rockstar Games released a new set of screenshots for the highly-anticipated title, Red Dead Redemption 2. The images showcased the game’s vast and highly-diverse worlds as players are shown several in-game locations.

The screenshots came from the game’s recently-updated website, which reveals many locations such as bayous, snowy mountains, several towns, and many more. Check out all the images below:

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Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26. The game’s PC version will be released at a later date.

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It’s Time to Duel as Yugi Muto Joins JUMP FORCE

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So, last I checked, Jump Force was going to be a fighting game featuring various characters from Shonen Jump manga. Why the heck is Yugi Muto joining the fight? I know he’s a big Shonen character, but what’s he going to do? Seto Kaiba at least would be able to throw cards at people to damage them as seen in the anime. Also, all the pictures seem to indicate that it will actually be Yami Yugi, Atem, or the Pharoah (depending on which name you prefer) and not technically Yugi. This does actually open up things if they decide to use season 0 material as a source and not Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters.

In season 0, Yami Yugi is more cutthroat and plays deadly games that don’t involve children’s playing cards. That character could potentially challenge opponents to games, but the key is that he has to win the game in order for his opponent to perform the deadly punishment. I don’t think that will work well in a game like Jump Force. Also, the Duel Monsters version is a lot more recognizable and therefore the more likely option.

Some are even speculating that he will play similar to Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Instead of switching Pokemon, he’d instead switch which monster is fighting and starts a whole new debate of which cards he should use. My top 5 picks for this would be Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl, Celtic Guardian, Kuriboh, and if they have ultimate moves Exodia would be perfect for that. How do you think Yugi will play and if you think he’ll use cards, which ones do you suppose will make up his arsenal?

Jump Force will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2019.

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Nintendo Reveals That Switch NES Joy-Cons Won’t Work On Other Switch Games

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A Switch accessory that is modeled after NES controllers is available was previously featured at last week’s Nintendo Direct. The controllers look great design-wise, but its functionality is somewhat limited. The NES-themed Joy-Cons are priced at $60 a pair and will only work with NES games that players can only access via a subscription to the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service.

The official Nintendo AU website reported that the accessory will only work on select NES titles via the subscription service, “Please note: Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can only be used while detached from the Nintendo Switch system, and only to play NES - Nintendo Switch Online games. Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can be charged by attaching to the Nintendo Switch system.”

While the accessory’s design cleverly resembles the controller of the NES and is practically made to emulate the experience of playing on the vintage console, its functionality still remains limited and could have been better if they could also be used to play regular Switch games.

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The Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Gets Delayed On The PC

The upcoming Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle is scheduled to release in a few days. Unfortunately, it turns out the players on the PC would have to wait a little longer as Capcom announced via Twitter that the PC version of the bundle will be delayed at a later time.

Capcom did not reveal the reason for the delay of the PC version, but it’s not at all surprising as it is standard for the PC version of console games to be launched at a later date. Earlier this year, Capcom’s Monster Hunter World was released to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version of the game is part of the original platform the title is supposed to be in, the developer pushed it a bit further citing that it will be the first time the team behind Monster Hunter would be developing a game for the PC. The game has since been released to the platform last August.

Capcom’s Beat ‘Em Up Collection will still be released as planned for consoles. The game is priced at $19.99 and will include classic games such as Final Fight, Captain Commando, Warriors of Fate, King of Dragons, and Knights of the Round, together with two unreleased games, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit.

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle is scheduled to release on September 18 for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and will launch on the PC at a later date.

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BATMAN: THE ENEMY WITHIN Heads To The Switch In October

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Telltale Games announced recently that the story-focused Batman: The Enemy Within, is heading to the Nintendo Switch on October 2, 2018. The game was initially launched last year and was released to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.

Batman: The Enemy Within takes players on an episodic point-and-click adventure. Players take control of Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman, as he traverses Gotham City. The game heavily relies on choices that players make, which will affect later events.

“In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis.”

Batman: The Enemy Within is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile, with the Switch version set to release on October 2, 2018.

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THE WITCHER 3 Gets A Mod Changing Ciri’s Appearance

A new mod for CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3 surfaced online, which may have been inspired by the recent controversy surrounding the casting of the character of Ciri for Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series. The mod gives the player the ability to alter Ciri’s appearance, most specifically, the color of her skin.

Last week, the showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation, Lauren Hissrich, was bombarded with a tremendous backlash from fans after rumors started spreading that the streaming giant is looking to cast a woman of color for the role of Ciri. Long-time fans of the novel and video-game franchises voiced their concerns over the apparent casting direction, accusing Netflix of not sticking with the source material.

The backlash then prompted Hissrich to take a brief hiatus from social media saying that, “The love here is amazing, and the hate is enlightening, like a real-life Trial of the Grasses, except I HAVE to read less and write more—or we won’t have a damn finale.”

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Henry Cavill would be playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, in the upcoming series that will contain eight episodes for the first season, filmed in Eastern Europe, and will probably release sometime in 2020.

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FORTNITE Is Reportedly Causing More Couples To Divorce

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As Epic Games’ crown jewel Fortnite continuous to soar gaming charts worldwide, a new report cited the game as one of the factors leading to the dissolution of the marriages of several couples throughout 2018.

The U.K divorce site, DivorceOnline, claimed that more than 200 couples have filed for divorce this year, saying that Fortnite and addiction to several other video games by their significant other is a vital factor for the divorce.

A representative from DivorceOnline stated that “these numbers equate to roughly 5 percent of the 4,665 petitions we have handled since the beginning of the year and as one of the largest filers of divorce petitions in the U.K is a pretty good indicator.”

A few months ago, The World Health Organization revealed that Gaming Disorder, or the addiction to playing video games that results to the disruption of ordinary lives and relationships, is affecting a number of people across the globe. The WHO revealed that a diagnosis for Gaming Disorder would mean that the player is consistently addicted to playing games over the course of several months.

Moreover, there is also the issue of microtransactions as money being spent on games such as Fortnite is also part of the problem. Research firm SuperData revealed that players have spent a whopping $8.2 billion on digital games in July 2018, with Fortnite taking one of the top spots on the list.

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