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Avengers Essentials Episode 2 – Cosmetics and Photomode April 6, 2021

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As we wait for new heroes and content for Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix has continued their new Avengers Essentials video series. Today’s episode focuses on character cosmetics and how to make use of the game’s photomode to get the best screenshots.

Marvel’s Avengers is out now for PC, Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

E3 2021 Going Virtual April 6, 2021

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We’ve held off on reporting this news for a while now because we weren’t willing to talk about it until we got an official confirmation. Well, today we got our confirmation. Due to the current world events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s biggest trade show and the Super Bowl of video games, will take place by streaming. That means, like 2020’s E3, there will not be a live in-person event this year.

However, unlike last year, where the major publishers spread out their events so far away from each other, people only tuned into the events they had a previous interest in, this year’s digital E3 will be happening over the source of a multi-day event beginning on June 12th, 2021. The major publishers who typically preview their upcoming games at E3 are expected to return and show their upcoming catalog of games for platforms like the PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.

I think this is great news. Streaming has been a preferred method of viewing new game announcements for a few years now, and by getting all the publishers to make their streaming events together, it should be easier to keep track of all the announcements.

You can stay tuned here for all the latest news about the event!

Happy First Contact Day April 5, 2021

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. On April 5th, 2063 a man named Zefram Cochrane will perform his inaugural test flight of a spaceship he called The Phoenix, the first human spacecraft capable of traveling faster than light. Dr. Cochrane had figured out a revolutionary new method of propulsion called Warp Drive, and was able to construct a spacecraft equipped with it after re-appropriating a nuclear missile left abandoned ten years after the Third World War.

During his space flight, an alien race known as the Vulcans happened to be passing through our Solar System during a routine survey mission. They had no interest in Earth, as we were deemed too primitive at the time. However, when Dr Cochrane’s warp flight was detected by the Vulcan survey ship’s sensors, the Vulcans decide to alter their plans, and land on earth. The human population unites in a way never imagined when they realized were not alone in the universe. Poverty, disease and war were eliminated within fifty years.

At least, that’s according to what I heard on Star Trek.

Today is April 5th, and to celebrate the date, the official Star Trek website will be hosting a virtual live stream with multiple panels starting at 3PM Eastern. They’re going to talk about Star Trek’s legacy and some new projects including the upcoming animated series Star Trek Prodigy. Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner and Alice Krige are expected to appear. I’m really interested in checking this event out so I’ll be tuning in.

Conversations With Curtis Q&A 1 Date Announced April 1, 2021

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What was the inspiration behind one of the most controversial adventure games of the mid-90s? Phantasmagoria 2 fans have been excited to know that the game’s lead actor has been working diligently to get in touch with as many people who worked on the game as possible. Now, we have the official date of the first episode:

Curtis Craig’s grey pocket t-shirts, I’ve been told, did not survive.

The first episode of “Conversations with Curtis” will stream live April 14th at 4PM Pacific time (7PM Eastern). This is intended to be a live Q&A and Paul will be taking questions from the online chat.

Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is out now for PC.

ConnectiCon 2021 Date Moved April 1, 2021

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ConnectiCon is the biggest fan convention in the northeast and we’ve been proud to cover it regularly over the past decade. Last year’s ConnectiCon was cancelled due to the current world events, but as this year’s outlook has gotten a lot brighter, but sadly we are not there yet.

With that in mind, ConnectiCon 2021 has moved their dates to September 9-12th, 2021. All tickets and passes purchased in 2020 and 2021 will be accepted on the new date. Guests who were scheduled to attend the event like Billy West and Rob Paulson have reconfirmed their attendance.

Hotel rooms in the area that were purchased using ConnectiCon friendly group rates should be reaching out to guests who booked their stays to notify about the adjusted dates. If they haven’t reached out to you, you can always connect with them and reschedule your stay.

Pokemon TCG Top Deck Academy Episode 9 April 1, 2021

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It’s Thursday and we’ve got a new episode of Pokémon Top Deck Academy, where some of the best Pokémon Trading Card Game players share their strategies with us online. This episode we’ve got a new host and a new focus. Here’s some of the best tips and strategies for when you’re playing with Cinderace.

Spider-Man Miles Morales Adds Free Advanced Tech Suit in Recent Patch April 1, 2021

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A patch was just released for Spider-Man: Miles Morales and alongside the patch’s typical smattering of bug fixes and improvements is a cool new suit! The Advanced Tech Suit is heavily inspired by the comics. If you would like to see what it looks like in action, check out this official let’s play with it!

The best part is the suit is free and the only thing you need to do to get it is update your game!

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is out now for PS4 and PS5.

PAX East 2021 Cancelled March 31, 2021

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The guys over at Penny-Arcade have confirmed that the East-Coast Penny Arcade Expo (known as PAX East) will not be happening this year. Instead, a virtual convention will take place this summer between July 15th-18th.

Unfortunate news, but the organizers fully intend to bring PAX East back to Boston in 2022.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 Trailer March 31, 2021

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It looks like unlockable multiplayer content inspired by the arcade shooter Halo: Fireteam Raven is coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection in season 6! Here’s the official teaser.

Good hunting, Raven.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out now for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Marvel’s Avengers – Hawkeye Interview March 30, 2021

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The latest character added to Marvel’s Avengers is Clint Barton, better known to the world as the superhero Hawkeye. His character was made playable in the game’s recent patch alongside a new campaign specifically for him. Hawkeye is performed by the famous actor Giacomo Gianniotti, and earlier today Square Enix published an interview with him. He talks about how he got the role, what went into producing it, and a lot more.

Give it a watch but be aware there may be a few spoilers in the interview.

Marvel’s Avengers is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.