HOT GAME SUMMER 2021

ICYMI: Everything at Today’s EA Play

Announced months ago at this point, Electronic Arts has decided to hold their once-E3 adjacent show a month later in the doldrums of July. This year’s EA Play had a number of new announcements and updates on announced games. If you didn’t have the time to watch the show or…

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Dead Space Reboot/Remake Officially Announced

At today’s EA Play, we finally got a trailer for the newest entry in the long-thought-retired Dead Space series. The reboot had been rumored for a few months, with the most recent whispers indicating a complete reboot for the series by remaking Isaac Clarke’s incursion into the derelict ship the Ishimura.…

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I Hope Breath of the Wild 2 Still Has Weapon Durability

There’s a lot of divisive splits in the gaming industry, but few are as bitter as the topic of weapon durability in Breath of the Wild. The 2017 Legend of Zelda game is often considered one of the best games of all time, but a contingent of players bristle at that assertion.…

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The Gorgeous Indie Game Sable is Nothing Like I Expected

Sable, an absolutely beautiful upcoming indie game about traversing a brightly colored desert, got a surprising demo this week. I don’t just mean “surprising” in that we didn’t know it was coming. I mean it actually served the purpose of a demo — teaching me more about the game than…

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Zelda Fall Down Big Hole Go Bye-Bye

The latest Breath of the Wild sequel trailer looked unsurprisingly snazzy at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct. Also unsurprising, for the first direct Legend of Zelda follow-up in a grip, is that it looks very familiar. Same style, same Hyrule, same Link, same Zelda, plus some Skyward Sword-ass freefalling and floating islands: it’s…

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Sometimes We Can Have Nice Things Because Danganronpa is Coming to Switch

Because sometimes the world can be a good and just place, the Danganronpa series is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it’s bringing something brand new with it. The three mainline visual novels in the series, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony are coming to Switch as…

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ICYMI: A Recap of Everything Shown at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

Nintendo is the last show of all the E3/Summer Game Fest nonsense. True to its word, Nintendo didn’t bring any news about hardware, but did have a fair bit of its upcoming game line-up to show. If you missed the live show, we’ve got a recap for you right here.…

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New Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer Reveals a 2022 Release Date

In 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild shook a number of foundations when it released, and has gone on to be the highest-selling Zelda title in series history. The sequel, announced in 2019, was introduced with an extremely brief story trailer, and we have not gotten many details…

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WarioWare Get it Together Revealed for the Switch

For the first time since the somewhat quixotic 3DS game, WarioWare returns with a new game. Unlike previous WarioWare games, in this title, players take direct control of Wario and his compatriots in the WarioWare universe to actually interact with the minigames. This change is seemingly to facilitate the co-op, so two players can…

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Metroid Dread Announced for Switch

During today’s Nintendo Direct, the publisher revealed a new 2D Metroid game from MercurySteam titled Metroid Dread. The title Metroid Dread references an old E3 leak in a magazine that listed a game titled Metroid Dread for the Nintendo DS. The Wii game Metroid Prime 3 even makes a joke about the title within its…

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Kazuya Mishima from Tekken comes to Super Smash Bros.

In today’s Nintendo Direct, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai introduced the newest and thus penultimate DLC character for the game. Kazuya Mishima, the one-time protagonist and eventual villain and eventual protagonist again of the Tekken series, finally joins the series. A full presentation of Kazuya is scheduled for later this…

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New DLC is Coming for Resident Evil Village

During Capcom’s E3 stream, the Japanese developer and publisher promised updates on a few of their upcoming and recently released titles. Among the latter category was Resident Evil Village, the Ethan Winters-lead Resident Evil game that takes place in a small, werewolf-infested village. While Capcom had not officially announced any DLC for…

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ICYMI: Here’s What Went Down at Square-Enix’s E3 Show

Square-Enix had already confirmed we’d see more of Life is Strange: True Colors, Babylon’s Fall, and new content for Marvel’s Avengers at its E3 show, but the presentation had a few surprises under its belt, as well. If you couldn’t catch the show when it was live, we’ve got you covered with a…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Revealed from Eidos Montreal

It had been long-rumored, but Square Enix has finally revealed their Guardians of the Galaxy video game after years of whispers about the project. The new game, developed by Deus Ex and Shadow of the Tomb Raider studio Eidos Montreal, looks similar to Square Enix’s somewhat quixotic Marvel’s Avengers game from last year but…

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ICYMI: Here’s a Recap of Microsoft and Bethesda’s E3 Conference

If you hadn’t heard, Microsoft bought Bethesda, so the two companies have combined their usual E3 press conferences this year. So that means we’re getting updates from Microsoft, a bunch of third-party developers, and also the collective of Bethesda and its various studios in the span of 90 minutes. If…

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Starfield Leaked Ahead of Conference with November Release Date

Ahead of their annual E3 conference today, Microsoft’s newly-acquired Bethesda acquisition got a bit of a hit in the stomach when Starfield was seen for the first official time since the game was revealed at E3 2018. It comes out from The Washington Post’s Launcher site, which accidentally posted an in-engine…

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Somehow There’s One Fewer PS5 Exclusive Than When E3 Started

The Gearbox E3 2021 Showcase was pretty hard for me to watch. Mostly that was thanks to the downright bizarre “Slice of Homeworld” segments the stream cut to between every other presentation. Homeworld 3 was crowdfunded on Fig a while back. Rather than show off the upcoming RTS, published by…

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ICYMI: Here’s Everything Shown Off at Devolver Digital’s Summer Game Fest Show

Devolver Digital always uses its E3/Summer Game Fest presentation to do something a little different. And 2021 was no different, as it interspersed skits and other fun things in between showing off games. If you missed the live show, you can either rewatch the archived stream or check out our…

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Just Dance 2022 Isn’t Coming to Wii So It’s Officially Dead

Update: It has been pointed out that Just Dance 2021 also skipped the Wii but nothing from last year counts. While Just Dance 2022 was announced today, as the dancing game is announced every single year during Ubisoft’s summer show, the absence of an announcement might be the most notable part of…

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ICYMI: Here’s a Breakdown of Everything at the E3 Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft had already said ahead of time what it would be showing at its E3/Summer Game Fest Ubisoft Forward presentation. But as it also hinted, there were a handful of surprises shown off as well. If you weren’t able to watch it live, here’s our recap: A preshow aired without…

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