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Iron Man VR Demo Announced May 21, 2020

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Marvel and Sony have just announced a playable demo for the PSVR exclusive game Iron Man VR is coming today. Take a look!

Lot of gamers will be saying, “I am Iron Man” today!

Iron Man VR is coming exclusively for PlayStation VR July 3rd, 2020.

iOS 13.5 Released May 20, 2020

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Apple has just released an incremental update for iPhones and iPads and you should download it right now. The new update, version 13.5, included COVID-19 tracing assistance and mask support for FaceID on top of the usual bug fixes.

The update only weighs in at around 350MB (if you previously had the most recent version of your system software installed). If you’re an Apple TV owner, tvOS has also been updated to version 13.4.5.

Pokemon Go Adds Free UNIQLO Shirts For Your Avatar May 19, 2020

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Pokémon Go trainers will be happy to find some new free goodies in the game’s style store. Three new wearable shirts have been added to the game’s Style Store, inspired by three new real-world t-shirts the brand UNIQLO have just released and you can add them to your in-game avatar right now.

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS devices.

The Wonderful 101 Now On Switch May 19, 2020

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Nintendo has just announced the formerly Wii U exclusive The Wonderful 101, a sendup of classic Japanese superhero shows, has finally been ported to the Nintendo Switch.

The Wonderful 101 Remastered is out now for the Nintendo Switch.

Preorder Stories – Splatterhouse (2010) May 18, 2020

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Welcome back to Preorder Stories, where we highlight some of the best preorder incentives from across gaming‘s history. Today, we’re talking about one of the most critically divided games I’ve covered on this site, 2010’s Splatterhouse. It was a horror game that launched after Halloween with with little to no marketing fanfare. At launch, critics HATED it and for many people (including myself) their overwhelmingly negative reviews were the first impression of the game they got. However, after the game received a price drop, it got the attention of the internet’s subset of horror enthusiasts, gorehounds, metal heads, and received a huge response from a wide group of gamers.

For a game that received so little marketing support, it was personally shocking to discover the game received an INCREDIBLE preorder incentive. What was it and how did someone who didn’t preorder the game get it? Let’s find out.

Splatterhouse (2010) is out now for the PS3 and Xbox 360. As of this time it is NOT backwards compatible with the Xbox One.

Gaming History You Should Know – The History of UNDERGRADS May 17, 2020

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It’s Sunday! Welcome back to Gaming History You Should Know, where we highlight some of the best independently produced gaming-related documentaries across the web. Today, I’m going to take you back to 2001, and talk about one of MTV’s most overlooked animated show, Undergrads.

Undergrads was an animated television series created by Pete Williams that focused around four college friends, Gimpy, Rocco, Nitz and Cal. The plan was for each season of the show to revolve around a year of college, so the first season focused on their Freshman year. I know what you’re thinking, what does this show have to do with gaming? A lot actually. We never actually see the characters go to class, the show revolves around what they do outside of work and studies. That involves a LOT of gaming, and several episodes focused on the characters playing different games ranging from the board game RISK to the PC game Quake III Arena. As far as I can remember, this was the first non-gaming focused television show that casually acknowledged that computer games existed, got gaming language correct, and wasn’t afraid to namedrop real games.

Sadly, Undergrads only lasted one season, and had a story that ended on a cliffhanger. Due to contract issues between MTV and Pete Williams, Pete was unable to continue the show on his own. However, nearly two decades after the show’s cancellation a light eventually appeared at the end of the tunnel.

Pete Williams intends to make an Undergrads movie and held a successful Kickstarter to start pre-production! But what makes this show so special, and if you’re unfamiliar with the show, why should you care as much as I do? Enter YouTube Channel RebelTaxi, which creates some incredible documentaries on animated shows and video games. Recently, he produced an incredible documentary about the history of Undergrads, up to this point. Give it a watch!

I’m really happy this movie will finally get released. The first season of Undergrads WAS my Freshman year of college. I do not say that lightly, pretty much every beat in the show happened to me at some point over the course of that year. I must credit Pete Williams for his sincerity for that, and with his decision to use correct gaming lingo.

So, after being silent for so long, what is the current status of Undergrads? I’ve got really good news for you. The creator of the show held a successful Kickstarter about a year ago, and pre-production of a film sequel has started. Here’s some test footage that has recently been posted.

Welcome back Nitz, Gimpy, Rocco and Cal. We missed you.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini Has a New US Release Date May 15, 2020

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Nintendo knocked it out of the park when they released the hugely successful NES and SNES mini consoles. Since then, other manufacturers including Sony and Sega have tried to replicate Nintendo’s success and have had mixed results. Now, Konami is coming out with their own mini-console of the 16-Bit generation, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini Console.

This was a console based on the NEC PC-Engine, and shipped with Turbo-enabled controllers in the US. It was also the first US console to ship a CD-expansion, and several games, including the first ever home console port of Splatterhouse, took advantage of it.

This is a great list of games including incredible versions of games like Ninja Gaiden and Snatcher. Just wish Snatcher could’ve received a US translation from the release here. The ship date is currently May 22nd, 2020. It is exclusively available on Amazon.

How To Transfer Pokemon From Pokemon Go to Nintendo Switch May 14, 2020

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Got a new How-To video for you Pokémon Trainers out there. As far as I know, as of the time this article is being posted, we aren’t able to import Pokémon caught in Pokémon Go into Pokémon Home. However, there is another way you can get some of your Pokémon Go crew into your Nintendo Switch, so keep reading.

You’ll need three things:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee
  • BlueTooth-enabled Smartphone with Pokémon Go installed.

Make your way to Fuscia City and watch this video.

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Paper Mario The Origami King Announced May 14, 2020

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Paper Mario is back! Nintendo has just announced the next game in the series with this trailer. How good are you at Origami?

Paper Mario The Origami King is coming July 17th, 2020 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

War Stories – Alan Wake May 14, 2020

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The guys over at Ars Technica have an ongoing webseries called War Stories, where they chronicle some of the most difficult game development stories over the past few decades. Today, on the tenth anniversary of its release, the guys at Remedy have sat down with Ars to talk about one of their most beloved games, Alan Wake.

Alan Wake is out now for the PC and Xbox 360. It is backwards compatible with the Xbox One.