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iOS 12.1.3 Released January 22, 2019

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Apple has released a slew of updates for many of their products this evening. That includes everything from Mac to iPhone. Today’s minor update for iOS 12-powered iPhones and iPads includes multiple bug fixes and optimizations with no new major features. iOS 12.1.2, which was only released for iPhones, added many bugs to iDevices, and this new version hopes to fix them.

You can download the update through your device’s software update feature or through iTunes. Depending on your device you will need to download around 250MB.

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This is Anthem Part 1 January 18, 2019

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The biggest game EA is planning for this season must be Anthem by BioWare. It’s a persistent multiplayer game with a deep single player campaign. To me, this feels a lot like Bungie’s Destiny, but with a lot more gameplay options.

EA posted the first video of their newest series, This Is Anthem. This particular video will focus on the game’s story, progression and customization. If you want to know more about how this game will work, this is a video you need to watch.

Anthem is coming in 2019 to PC, Xbox One and PS4. A demo is coming Feb 1st, 2019.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Launch Trailer January 18, 2019

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Travis Strikes Again is the third game in the No More Heroes franchise, and a game I’m so pleased to see developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The game was first announced alongside the Nintendo Switch, but details about it were scarce at that time. Now we know the game will feature series hero Travis and a partner (playable by couch co-op) battle through multiple game challenges inspired by games from the 80s and early 90s.

Take a look at the game’s launch trailer and see for yourself what is in store for us! It isn’t No More Heroes 3 (that may come later), but it sure looks sounds and feels like a No More Heroes game.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Cheer Up Games Announces First Expansion January 15, 2019

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Cheer Up is a hilarious game we’ve previously previewed on this site. The main game features several decks of cards labeled A, B and C, with special cards for specific questions and rules for each turn. Now, Cheer Up Games have announced their first expansion deck for Cheer Up, The Big D Deck!

If you want to learn more about the game and how to play, you can check out our preview here. You can read all the details about the new expansion here.

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe Launch Trailer January 11, 2019

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New Super Mario Bros U was the Mario launch title for the Wii U back in 2012. The console didn’t sell well despite some great first party games. It got an expansion pack New Luigi Bros U in 2013 as part of the Year of Luigi. Now both games are on the Nintendo Switch, and here’s the official launch trailer!

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is out now exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – Nintendo Minute January 11, 2019

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Nintendo Minute highlighted one of my most anticipated games coming out this month, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Hosts Kit and Krista take a closer look at the Coffee and Donuts minigame, and now I can’t wait for next week to get here!

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is coming January 18th, 2019 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. Retail copies of the game will come bundled with the game’s Season Pass.

Catherine Full Body Coming to the US and Europe January 10, 2019

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When the 2011 puzzle game Catherine was first released in the US, it not only was loved by many, it fundamentally rewrote the book on what kind of story is possible with a game. Catherine told a mature story about a young man faced with the choice of moving on to the next relationship phase with the woman he was dating steady, or risk his stable relationship by hooking up with a spitfire who didn’t believe in being tied down by marriage.

After completing it, I had been hoping for years that Atlus would make a sequel. Earlier today, Atlus finally released the game on PC in glorious 4K with an unlocked framerate, but that wasn’t the only Catherine related news Atlus had to share with us today. Catherine: Full Body is an upcoming remaster of the original Catherine for the current game consoles with all new story components. Until today, I believed that game would never get a release in the US or Europe. I’m happy to announce that belief was wrong!

Catherine: Full Body is coming in 2019 to PS4 and PlayStation Vita.

Catherine Now On PC January 10, 2019

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One of my absolute favorite games from the previous console generations was Catherine. It was unlike any game I had played previously and to this day I feel that it is a staple “must play” game if you have any interest in Japanese culture at all. Today, I’m happy to announce you can buy it right now on PC.

Sega promises that the PC version of the game will offer 4K support, completely unlocked framerate and support for the mouse and keyboard. The Japanese voice over audio is also included if you prefer to play the game with subtitles.

Catherine is out now for PC, Xbox 360 and PS4.

“Fantastic” Stuff Coming to Spider-Man PS4 January 8, 2019

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No singular comic series defined the Silver Age of comics, and could be cited as being the genesis of Marvel’s interconnected comic universe than The Fantastic Four. Created by the late Stan “The Man” Lee, the Four were comprised of Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm. They absorbed massive quantities of cosmic rays while on a scientific exploration of space which gave them incredible powers. Reed Richards, whose incredible knowledge always “stretched” to the sky, gained the ability to stretch his limbs making him Mr. Fantastic. Johnny Storm, a hothead, gained the ability to create and total invulnerability to fire making him The Human Torch. Susan Storm, who went through life feeling invisible, gained the ability to bend light and force fields around herself making her the Invisible Woman. Finally there’s the team mascot, Benjamin J. Grimm, who grew up on the rough and tumble streets of NYC, had his organs and skin completely solidified hard as rock, turning him into The Thing.

Due to concerns over the status of film rights to the franchise, Marvel had shelved products about their first family, The Fantastic Four, to much sadness. This was a big loss for the comics fan because the book was unlike many other comics when they were published. They have no secret identities and live their super-powered lives out in the open for all the good and bad that goes along with that. These four live the lives of superheroes as if superhumans existed in real life. Their book holds the honor of being the very first Marvel book to make it to a 500th issue, proving that they were still relevant in today’s day and age.

The first time I ever came across the Fantastic Four in gaming was when I played the game Ultimate Spider-Man. The Human Torch visited Spider-Man’s school early on in the game to challenge him to a race. After “owning” Johnny, you can challenge him to other (very difficult) races by climbing The Baxter Building, the home of the Four, and challenging Johnny to a race. It was great to see the home of the Fantastic Four in Ultimate Spider-Man’s open-world NYC just as they have appeared in the comics.

Thirteen years later, Spider-Man is released on the PS4 and surpasses every previous game the character had ever appeared in. However, continuing rights issues prevented any mention of The Fantastic Four from appearing in the game, despite other components of the Marvel Universe getting name-dropped. There was no appearance of The Baxter Building, none of the four members appeared or were mentioned by name, and the Bombastic Bagman costume was not featured in the game. This was such a shame as in the comics, The Fantastic Four are a major force in New York, and they are at the full disposal of any heroes in Marvel’s comics.

Well, I’ve got some news for you today. This week Marvel has announced will be known as The World’s Greatest Week, and it will revolve around the Fantastic Four’s glorious return. To kick it off, Marvel hosted a two hour live stream dedicated to the Four, and you can watch it below. Stay tuned to the last two minutes for a big surprise.

The most important takeaway I’m getting from this announcement is that more content is coming to Spider-Man PS4! This is a big turn around from Marvel’s previous policy where they pretended the Fantastic Four does not exist! We don’t know what all of the details about this announcement are because Marvel is keeping it very secret at this time but that is likely to change as the World’s Greatest Week presses on!

What would you like to see that is connected to The Fantastic Four make an appearance in Spider-Man? Honestly, I would love to see The Baxter Building return to Manhattan’s skyline where I feel it belongs. Stay tuned, we will keep you posted the moment Marvel announces what is coming!

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for PS4.

Travis Strikes Again – Coffee and Donut Trailer December 29, 2018

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The newest mini game revealed for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is Coffee and Donut. Here’s a look!

I’m really digging this game’s aesthetic, it has a great retro feel that still feels authentic to the No More Heroes franchise.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is coming January 18, 2019 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.