Sonic Mania May Have A Release Date

May 26 9:00pm Cinema Blend Games
One of the most highly anticipated Sonic games set to release is the upcoming new-age throwback game, Sonic Mania. The title is a new-school take on the old-school 16-bit classics, and we may now have an idea as to when the game will officially release.
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Monster Hunter Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch

May 26 5:48pm Cinema Blend Games
The Nintendo Switch just had another major franchise added to its roster, with Monster Hunter XX officially announced for the platform. Much like the creatures you must track down in the game, we imagine this one is going to be absolutely huge.
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One Of Mass Effect's Most Popular Races May Be Coming To Andromeda

May 26 5:35pm Cinema Blend Games
There are hints and rumors spreading about the possibility of new content arriving for Mass Effect: Andromeda featuring one of the more popular races in the franchise that didn't make the cut in the original release of Andromeda.
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Why Destiny 2 Won't Have Dedicated Servers

May 26 5:22pm Cinema Blend Games
Before the community ramped up their interest over the topic, Bungie got out in front of the question and explained why Destiny 2 won't have dedicated servers.
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The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Trailer Is Exciting And Fun

May 26 3:28pm Cinema Blend Games
The Lego Group and TT Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, released the full trailer reveal for the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Originally we had a small teaser sampling with a bit of Groot, but this time we get a heck of a lot more heroes in the fun and exciting new...
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The Far Cry 5 Launch Trailer Is More Than A Little Disturbing

May 26 2:23pm Cinema Blend Games
Ubisoft has finally pulled back the curtain on Far Cry 5, revealing that players will be visiting an unexpected locale this time around: The good ole' U.S. of A. The official trailer has also gone live, and it's already sparking a bit of debate.
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Xbox One's Streaming Service Adds Co-Op, Changes Name

May 26 2:04pm Cinema Blend Games
Microsoft is making moves and switching up their tactics with how they're addressing the gaming industry by dabbling in a streaming service similar to Twitch. They've opted to change the name of the service and they've even added a new cooperative feature.
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Destiny 2 moves to a more server-centric networking model

May 26 11:15am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Hybrid approach mixes dedicated servers and some peer-to-peer communication.
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Far Cry 5 takes series to deadliest land of all: Disenfranchised America

May 26 9:00am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
2018 battle against armed Montana cult is inspired by... the subprime mortgage crisis?...
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Theres a Strontium Dog fan film, and its very good

May 26 8:15am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
If Judge Dredd has an equal in pages of 2000AD, it's Strontium Dog’s Johnny Alpha.
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New Trailer Shows Off Titanfall 2's Newest Mech

May 25 10:39pm Cinema Blend Games
Respawn Entertainment has slowly been building up momentum thanks to having a quality product and a strong post-launch DLC plan. They've continued on with that plan with the release of a trailer for their newest mech set to arrive.
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Pokemon Go's New Plan To Prevent Cheating Is Brilliant

May 25 8:59pm Cinema Blend Games
Niantic Labs' Pokemon Go is still going strong and they're still pumping out new content for the game, along with working on brand new security measures... such as a way to prevent people from cheating. Their latest method is somewhat brilliant for those who have been scheming to get...
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One Highly Anticipated Game Won't Be At E3

May 25 8:43pm Cinema Blend Games
There are a number of games people are readily looking forward to at E3. One such game is the highly anticipated sequel to a game that people have been begging for, for years. However, this highly anticipated game will apparently not be making an appearance at E3.
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One Of The Dreamcast's Strangest Games May Be Getting A Sequel

May 25 4:30pm Cinema Blend Games
The spirit of the Sega Dreamcast appears to be alive and well, as one of the ill-fated consoles most bizarre games (and that's saying a lot for the Dreamcast library) looks to be getting a sequel.
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Fallout 4 Is Getting A Free Weekend

May 25 3:01pm Cinema Blend Games
If you missed out on Fallout 4 when it first launched back in 2015 and now you want to give the game a go, you can do so throughout this weekend... for free. The game will be available for both Xbox One and PC users, enabling gamers to play through the title without any...
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DC Heroes Take On Microtransactions In New Injustice 2 Honest Game Trailer

May 25 2:49pm Cinema Blend Games
No one is safe from the bite of Honest Game Trailers, and that includes some of the mightiest heroes in the world. The latest target for their unflinching brand of criticism is Injustice 2 and, while HGT seemed to like much of what this new fighter has to offer, they weren't too fond of...
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Here's When Xbox Game Pass Will Launch

May 24 11:11pm Cinema Blend Games
Xbox Game Pass is primed to bring more than 100 games to Microsoft fans through a new subscription service and, thanks to a recent announcement, we now know exactly when folks will be able to join in on the fun.
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2K Is Teasing A New Game In A Major Franchise

May 24 10:55pm Cinema Blend Games
Coming off their recent release of Mafia 3, 2K has been silent on the front of big new titles. However, with E3 just around the corner, things could be picking up for Take-Two's subsidiary, as they tease a brand new game within a major franchise.
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Far Cry 5's Cover Art Shows One Seriously Weird Last Supper

May 24 10:19pm Cinema Blend Games
Ubisoft released the official cover art for Far Cry 5 ahead of the game's big gameplay reveal on Friday, May 26th. The box art reveals one seriously weird last supper-esque setting.
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Why The Red Dead Redemption 2 Delay Doesn't Matter, According To Take-Two

May 24 9:43pm Cinema Blend Games
Recently, Take-Two Interactive's subsidiary, Rockstar Games, announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 was being pushed out of its fall release and into an early spring, 2018 release. Well, Take-Two explained why the delay doesn't matter all that much.
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The Mario/Raving Rabbids Crossover Game Looks Just As Insane As We Thought

May 24 9:25pm Cinema Blend Games
There have been some new details made available for the upcoming crossover game between Nintendo's Super Mario franchise and Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids franchise. We've finally learned a bit more about the gameplay and the characters.
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Nintendo Announces Summer Of Play Tour Dates

May 24 1:39pm Cinema Blend Games
Nintendo's consoles are selling like hotcakes these days, but it looks like the publisher wants to keep the hype train running full steam ahead. To that end, they'll be touring the country as part of a Summer of Play tour, bringing Switch and 3DS hits from state to state.
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Hitman Developer Announces Layoffs Due To Uncertain Future

May 24 1:37pm Cinema Blend Games
IO Interactive, Danish video game developer best known for making the Hitman games since 2000, have had to announce the sad news that they're laying off staff due to their uncertain future. This all comes after the recent news that Square Enix was no longer keeping them under their...
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Injustice 2 Review: Stronger Than Ever

May 24 1:34pm Cinema Blend Games
When Injustice: Gods Among Us released back in 2013, it quickly became an unexpected gem of the fighting genre. In the movies, all a superhero sequel really needs is some new costumes, a bigger roster of characters and a narrative with even bigger stakes on the line. But does that...
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Pokmon Go hackers getting put in Pidgey-filled purgatory

May 24 12:10pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Niantic appears to be using machine learning to hide rare Pokémon from bot makers.
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AT&Ts purchase of HBO could lead to 20-minute Game of Thrones episodes

May 24 11:46am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
AT&T CEO says 60-minute episodes might be too long for mobile devices.
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Bandai Namco Delays New Shooter Following Terrorist Attack

May 23 5:43pm Cinema Blend Games
Bandai Namco's upcoming game Get Even was due for release this Friday. It's an experimental shooter that deals with time/space manipulation and works on an interesting premise. However, due to the nature of the game and the recent attack in the U.K., Bandai is delaying the game's...
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Games With Gold Brings Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed III For Free In June

May 23 5:22pm Cinema Blend Games
It's a Ubisoft month for Xbox gamers when it comes to the free Games With Gold program for June. They've announced that popular last gen and cross-gen titles like Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed III will be available for those who have Xbox Live Gold.
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What Cliff Bleszinski Thinks Of Project Scorpio

May 23 5:10pm Cinema Blend Games
One of the most influential developers of the seventh generation of gaming, working for Epic Games under the Microsoft brand, was Cliff Bleszinski. Well, now he's making the PR rounds for his game Lawbreakers and here's what he thinks of Project Scorpio.
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A single controller line that works on the NES and the Switch

May 23 5:00pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
And they’re a lot cheaper than Nintendo’s official Switch controllers, too...
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Everything You Get With Overwatch's Game Of The Year Edition

May 23 2:49pm Cinema Blend Games
Overwatch is officially celebrating its one-year anniversary, complete with a bunch of in-game goodies, special events and a discounted Game of the Year edition of the hugely popular shooter across all consoles, available now.
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Battle.net isnt Battle.net anymore, even if Blizzard calls it Battle.net

May 23 10:49am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
We're going to call it Battle.net as long as Blizzard calls it Battle.net...
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Universals Dark Universe risks being yet another extended universe franchise

May 22 7:10pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Already, red flags: no Dracula; no great protagonists; the shadow of Monster Squad.
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Lawbreakers dev: PC/console cross-platform play is dumb

May 22 5:40pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Bleszinski says developing for keyboard/mouse and console leads to “balance issues.”...
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Injustice 2 Review: Gods, monsters, and unholy beatings

May 22 5:27pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
This sequel is great at everything except teaching you how not to get beaten.
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2017s Board Game of the Year shortlist is outget playing!

May 22 3:29pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
More Vikings, a new escape room, some dominoes, and more.
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Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

May 22 12:28pm Yardbarker: Video Games
In Yardbarker's review of the Nintendo Switch back when it launch, I told you, dear readers, that it was the best way to play games that don't exist yet. Now that some more major games have dropped, let's check in and see how Nintendo's little mobile-console-that-could is doi- Oh. Well, that's just one article. Okay calm down for just a seco- Yes, folks. With the exception of that SoulCycle article that somehow made its way into the mix, the Nintendo Switch has been absolutely dominating not just video games news websites, but the markets as well – even despite the fact that two months after launch, it's pretty much still sold out everywhere. Everyone wants one. It's the fastest-selling system in Nintendo history – Wii and Nintendo DS included. People are refreshing Amazon pages because whenever the Switch is back in stock, it sells out before Amazon can even send the in-stock alert email.It's gone even further than that. Take the in-development Project Rap Rabbit as a case study. The game, like so ma...
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How Destiny 2 is leading to gold devaluation in World of Warcraft

May 22 11:28am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Real-world value of in-game gold dips 7 percent since Battle.net announcement.
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Bludgeoned by orcs: What its like to die repeatedly in Shadow of War

May 22 9:00am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
To win this game, combat mastery won’t be enough. But will pre-battle prep be fun?...
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How Overwatch Inspired Destiny 2's Multiplayer

May 21 3:07pm Cinema Blend Games
When Destiny 2 drops on Sept. 8, pretty much every facet of the game will be altered, updated or tweaked in some way. That goes for the multiplayer offerings, too, where the developers said they've drawn inspiration from other popular online shooters, such as Overwatch.
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5 Surprising Things We Learned Playing Destiny 2

May 21 2:59pm Cinema Blend Games
Destiny 2 is only a few months away and I've already gotten my hands on the game, taking part in a single player mission, a strike and a new competitive mode at a special event hosted by Bungie out of the Jet Center Los Angeles. It was a packed day, so I came away with plenty of fresh...
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Grab Shadow Warrior 2 Now And Get The First Game For Free

May 21 11:01am Cinema Blend Games
Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital's Shadow Warrior 2 is now out and available for the Xbox One and PS4, making its console debut for the first time this month. Well, for those of you who purchase the game on console there's an opportunity to also get the first game for free.
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The Nintendo Switch Welcomes Acclaimed Platformer Owlboy

May 21 10:36am Cinema Blend Games
While there hasn't been an uptick in AAA game launches for the Nintendo Switch just yet, the consoles is starting to get its fair share of fantastic indie games to fill in the gaps nicely. The latest entry in that category is Owlboy, which will be making its console debut on Nintendo's...
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Overwatch's First Anniversary Event Will Bring A Change In Items

May 21 10:28am Cinema Blend Games
Overwatch is gearing up to celebrate its one-year anniversary and, to do that, they'll be launching a Game of the Year version of the game, hosting a free weekend, three-week anniversary shindig and some brand new items that should please fans of the series.
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Mighty Gunvolt Is Heading To The Switch

May 21 10:08am Cinema Blend Games
Big AAA publishers and development studios may be passing over the Nintendo Switch or giving their reasons as to why it's not a system they'll be working on, but smaller indie studios and mid-budget outlets are jumping on every chance possible to port their games to Nintendo's highly popular new...
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How Destiny 2's Multiplayer Will Work Like A Dating App

May 21 9:46am Cinema Blend Games
When Destiny 2 arrives, it still won't offer open matchmaking for some of the game's more demanding modes. Despite that fact, Bungie has heard fans loud and clear and will be implementing a couple of new features they think will help solve the problem of traditionally solo gamers not...
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Doctor Who review: The Time Lord goes in search of the truth in Extremis

May 20 10:05pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Lost in the dark, trapped in a computer game. Will the Doctor and his companions escape?...
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How To Work Around Injustice 2's Save Bug

May 20 4:39pm Cinema Blend Games
One of the surprise hits of May has been Injustice 2. The game is a heck of lot bigger and bolder than its predecessor, and that means there's more to do and more to unlock. However, some people are running into problems with saving their content as they unlock more stuff in the game due...
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Is Destiny 2 Heading To The Switch? Here's What The Devs Say

May 20 4:36pm Cinema Blend Games
Given the popularity of the Switch, the massive pool of owners are excited about the future, and are constantly peppering game studios with requests for their games. One of those games is the upcoming Destiny 2.
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Why Overwatch's Comic Got Cancelled

May 20 1:17pm Cinema Blend Games
There was supposed to be an Overwatch graphic novel tie-in for the game to release a while ago, but it was shelved... no, it was cancelled. It was cancelled hard. Well, now that the dust has settled game director Jeff Kaplan has finally explained why the Overwatch comic got...
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Cowabunga! Playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles new sewer-crawl board game

May 20 12:00pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Play Shredder or the Turtles in this beat-‘em-up.
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F1 2017 is due in August, and classic F1 cars are back on the menu

May 20 7:00am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
There's a new season of F1, so there's a new F1 game coming. It should be goooood.
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Tekken 7 Trailer Sets Up The Game's Story

May 19 4:42pm Cinema Blend Games
Bandai Namco's Tekken 7 is nearing release, prepping to launch both digitally and physically at retailers across North America for PS4, Xbox One and PC starting June 2nd. Ahead of the game's release they rolled out a new promotional trailer that sets up the game's story.
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Pokemon Go Acknowledges A Common Fan Issue

May 19 3:38pm Cinema Blend Games
When there are tens of millions of people playing your game, it seems kind of hard to filter through the noise and address some of the more pressing issues that fans may have with your title. Well, in the case of Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs showed some real class by at least acknowledging...
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New Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Trailer Reveals More About The Game's Protagonist

May 19 3:01pm Cinema Blend Games
A new developer diary was released for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, the upcoming release from DICE and Electronic Arts, which also has plenty of help from LucasFilms, Motive, and Criterion Games. The diary delves into how all of the studios came together to work on the story mode starring...
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Nintendo Just Had To Edit A Character's Hand Gesture In Mario Kart

May 19 2:34pm Cinema Blend Games
Apparently, seemingly innocuous gestures in Mario Kart 8: Deluxe aren't so innocuous after all. It turns out that one of the characters had to have their hand gesture modified in Mario Kart 8 after some individuals pointed out that the winning pose could be seen as...
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Oculus cofounder bristles at being disqualified for Trump support

May 19 11:40am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
After leaving Facebook, Luckey blasts fake media for BS claims on donations.
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PC gamers might have to wait longer for Destiny 2

May 19 11:00am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
And don't expect Battle.net to expand to challenge Steam anytime soon.
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Destiny 2 PC premiere impressions: Strike harder at 4K/60 FPS

May 19 10:50am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Plus, see the game's first revealed Strike mission captured on PlayStation 4.
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Alien Covenant drips with blood and plot resolutionsbut you better be a fan

May 19 6:00am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Important bits in place for a proper sequel, but Covenant suffers as a straight-up film.
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