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Detroit: Become Human Countdown to Launch May 23, 2018

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Sony and Quantic Dream are less than two days away from the release of the next major PS4 exclusive game, Detroit: Become Human. To celebrate, they’re releasing a whole bunch of new trailers and interviews on their official YouTube Channel. Here’s a look at their announcement trailer.

Not enough trailer for you? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here’s the official launch trailer.

Next up, we have two videos for you called interview shorts. Each one is focused on a different aspect in the game. The first is a closer look at a character named Chloe. The second provides a closer look at the game’s world and the in-game company responsible for building these androids.

Last up is the most recently released video about the game, a brief interview with the game’s director David Cage.

Detroit: Become Human is launching May 25th, 2018 exclusively for the PS4.

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Alolan Pokemon Coming to Pokemon Go May 22, 2018

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Niantic has made an enormous announcement this week for Pokémon Go! When they were released, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon offered exclusive variants of many Pokémon we all knew and loved. These Pokémon shared the same name and basic design of other recognizable Pokémon but they looked different, knew different moves and could be an entirely different type. They were called Alolan Pokémon after the Alolan region the Generation 7 games took place in.

Now, I’m happy to share these special Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go! You can read all the details about the announcement here. Sadly there’s not much to go on, we don’t know what Pokémon will be available, what regions we can expect to find Alolan variants in, or when the update is coming.

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS enabled SmartPhones and tablets.

Pokemon Go Community Day Starting Soon May 19, 2018

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Niantic has been hosting Pokémon Go Community Days at least once a month since the beginning of the year. Today, the special fire-type Charmander will be spawning between the hours of 2-5PM. If you can evolve it into a Charizard, you’ll get access to a special move, Blast Burn. During that time, Lures will increase in duration from 30 min to 3 hours.

You can read all the details on the event here. Pull out your smartphones and start playing trainers! The event starts in about fifteen minutes!

Pokémon Go is out now on Android and iOS Smartphones and tablets.

Halo: Fireteam Raven Announced for Arcades May 17, 2018

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We don’t talk about arcade news much on this channel, but today we are going to make an exception. 343 Industries has just revealed the next Halo game is coming to arcades, and it looks awesome.

Halo: Fireteam Raven is coming exclusively to arcades Summer 2018. I’m going to have to plan a trip to Dave & Busters in a few months.

Octopath Traveler May 2018 Preview May 15, 2018

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Octopath Traveler was one of the first games announced on the Nintendo Switch, and it grabbed our attention in a big way. Now, this month’s preview of the game has just been released by Nintendo and Square Enix. Take a look at the final two playable characters in the game:

Octopath Traveler is coming July 13th, 2018 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. A demo is already available on the Nintendo eShop.

NES Classic Re-Release Date May 14, 2018

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With the Wii U quietly being discontinued and Nintendo Switch not coming until March 2017, Nintendo had no major product to release for Christmas 2016. So they created the NES Classic, a miniature NES console with one controller and preloaded with 30 NES titles.

NES Classic games included:

  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Dr. Mario
  • PAC-MAN
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Castlevania
  • Galaga
  • Gradius
  • Ghosts N’ Goblins
  • Mario Bros
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Super C
  • Kid Icarus
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Ice Climbers
  • Balloon Fight
  • Startropics
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Excitebike
  • Zelda II: The Adventures of Link
  • Double Dragon II
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Punch-Out featuring Mr Dream
  • Metroid
  • Final Fantasy
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Super Mario Bros 2
  • Mega Man 2
  • Donkey Kong

Nintendo expected it to be a minor product release to satisfy the Christmas retail period. The problem was, the NES Classic was the perfect product at the perfect time, and it sold out completely. Nintendo completely underestimated its demand. Every single retail resupply of the product (if stores even got them at all) sold out within minutes, and despite extending their manufacture period, many potential customers were turned away from buying it.

Good news, everyone! The NES Classic will be shipping back out starting June 29th. Shipments of the console will continue throughout the rest of the year. The cost will still be $60 US.

DETROIT: Become Human TV Commercials May 10, 2018

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It’s always a big deal to see commercials for games on television. The highly anticipated Quantic Dream produced PS4 exclusive game DETROIT: Become Human is getting released towards the end of the month, and Sony has begun their promotional blitz for the game. Take a look at three television commercials Sony has released for the game. Maybe you’ll see them on TV soon.

DETROIT: Become Human is coming May 25th, 2018 exclusively for PS4. You can download a demo for the game right now.

Cloud Saving and NES Classics Coming to Nintendo Switch With Paid Online Service in September 2018 May 7, 2018

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Big news out of Nintendo today, gamers. The most anticipated feature for the Nintendo Switch since it launched over a year ago has been the ability to back up game saves in any way. Nintendo has just officially announced that feature is coming in September! You’ll be able to back up all of your important game save files online once Nintendo’s paid online service launches!

Cloud saves will not be the only feature Switch players will get with their paid service. Nintendo has confirmed players will get the following games will be available on day one of the service:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros 3

More games will be announced as we get closer to launch. The service will cost $19.99 a year, but you can also pay $3.99 for 1 month and $7.99 for 3 months of service. Family memberships for up to seven accounts on a shared plan will cost $34.99 a year.

I’m really happy with the cost and features Nintendo has announced today. They’re aggressively attacking the high price of services like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold, and matching features Sony and Microsoft already offer through those services at a third of the price.

The only unanswered question left is what will happen to a user’s access to the classic NES titles if their accounts expire. However, at $19.99 a year, I would be fine with losing access to the games if my account expires, most of those games are already offered on the NES Classic.

We will keep you posted with more information about this service as soon as we know it!

God of War PS4 Pro Trailer May 6, 2018

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We’ve been playing God of War in 4K on the PS4 Pro, but Sony has not been releasing video or trailers in native 4K. This is quite a shame, since the game looks phenomenal at that resolution, and it has been left to independently produced video previews, let’s plays and reviews to show footage of the game at that resolution.

With that all said, I’m glad Sony released this trailer to remind players that God of War looks great on the PS4 Pro. I have to applaud the guys at Robot Chicken who made this trailer, the graphics look amazing.

God of War is out now exclusively on PS4. It is enhanced for PS4 Pro.

Happy Free Comic Book Day 2018 May 5, 2018

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Cloak and Dagger are right! Today is National Free Comic Book Day, where stores across the US will be giving away selected specially marked comics completely free of charge!

You can read all the details about Free Comic Book Day, discover which stores are participating in it, and learn which comics are going to be offered free here.