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Reminder: Free Comic Book Day 2019 Tomorrow May 3, 2019

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Tomorrow marks more than national Star Wars Day, it is the first Saturday in May and that traditionally means tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! I know what you’re thinking, why is this video game site talking about comic books? Well, in many cases some incredible video games have been released that were originally based on properties that were created for comic books, and in other cases some video games have been adapted to comic books.

Free Comic Book Day is a special event where a select group of specially marked comic books will be offered for free to anyone who shops at participating comic book stores. The idea is for people to find these local stores, pick up a free book or two and be exposed to thousands of other stories at their fingertips.

Fifty-one specially marked books will be participating this year. Here’s a handy video about each book that is being offered!

To find a full list of participating stores and to discover the closest one to you, check out their official list. A Pokémon, a Minecraft and a Street Fighter comic will be participating this year!


Catherine: Full Body – Death By Nightmare Trailer May 2, 2019

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Catherine was one of the greatest games ever released and now Atlus is bringing the game to modern consoles with all-new story components, features, and exclusive characters. Now, this new trailer confirms now only the original art style and story are intact, the original English voice actors will be returning for the game.

Catherine: Full Body is coming to the PS4 September 2019.

Halo: Outpost Discovery Behind the Scenes Video May 2, 2019

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The guys over at Blue Whale have been tasked with creating many of the props and items that will be on display for the Halo: Outpost Discovery event. Up until this point we’ve only had concept art to go on, this is our first look at what is actually being constructed for the show. Let’s take a look at what they’re currently working on!

If you want to check out more about Halo: Outpost Discovery or buy tickets for the event when it comes to a town near you check out their official website.

Pokemon Pass App Released May 1, 2019

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The Pokémon Company has just released a new smartphone application to take advantage of new types of upcoming promotions for the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Pass.

Pokémon Pass is designed to give rewards for participating in scheduled promotional events. You can earn anything from in-game Mystery Prizes that can be used in either of the Pokémon Let’s Go games on the Nintendo Switch to AR stickers that can be used on your smart device.

To use the Pokémon Pass application you’ll need an online Pokémon Trainer account (which you can get for free by signing up at You will need to grant the application access to your GPS and Camera to redeem specific rewards.

The first major Pokémon Pass rewards will be coming on May 11th, where Target stores across the US will partner with Pokémon Pass to offer a Shiny Pikachu in Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee or a Shiny Eevee in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu on the Nintendo Switch. You’ll need to find a special in-store display and snap a pic of the display’s QR code to earn your reward.

Something tells me that this application was designed to help people who have been incredibly lost whenever Target held Pokémon promotional events in the past. The store is big and there’s just no way to know where to go to obtain a promotional item, and most of the clerks who work there have no idea what you’re talking about when you inquire about them. This should help cut out the hassle and still provide a fun experience.

Pokémon Pass is free to download right now on the Android and iOS Devices.

Every Currently Announced Character for Mortal Kombat 11 April 25, 2019

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Mortal Kombat 11 released earlier this week on multiple platforms. The previous game, Mortal Kombat X, left a huge plot thread that this new game looks to pick up from and many will be asking the question of which of the game’s classic characters will be returning in this new one? Now, WB Games is revealing some of the characters who will be appearing in Mortal Kombat 11. Who will make the cut? Read below and find out.

First off, the legendary Sonya Blade is coming back. Known as the ultimate in Earth’s special forces, she’s getting a major redesign for this game. In fact it looks like they’ll be modeling her appearance and performance after the real-world actress/athlete Rhonda Rousey.

Next up let’s talk about the femme fatale in green, Jade. She wasn’t seen in Mortal Kombat X‘s story so I assumed she didn’t survive the time event, so it’s nice to see her back.

Fan-Favorite Kabal is also back, and it looks like his death only served to make him madder. Stay clear of those hooks!

Next up is a character I’m afraid I’m completely unfamiliar with, Geras. He’s big and he hits really hard.

Finally we have the most recent reveal, the celebrity with the shades, the man who does all his own stunts, legendary Johnny Cage! Long time fans of this series can’t forget Johnny, and it’s great to see him back. Just don’t ask him for an autograph.

We showed you Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade will return but fans of Mortal Kombat X might wonder what happened to one of its newest characters, their daughter, Cassie Cage. I’m happy to say she is back in Mortal Kombat 11.

Kotal Khan, who I remember being a powerfully important character in Mortal Kombat X, is also returning and it looks like he will be bringing a very big weapon along with him.

Next up we have an important character with a lot of lore behind him. The original Sub Zero went missing between the events of Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and his younger brother took up his mantle and has held the title of Sub Zero ever since. What happened to the original Sub Zero? Well, without spoiling anything he became Noob Saibot, a character named after the two creators of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon and John Tobias. Take a look at this guy!

Next up we have a new playable character I’m unfamiliar with, The Elder Goddess Cetrion.

Old school fans of Mortal Kombat might recognize the next character I’m about to reveal, but some of the newer players might just scratch their heads. Kitana was the good twin daughter of Shao Khan, who rivaled others in Kombat with her deadly fan. Now she’s back and it looks like she wants revenge for not appearing in the previous game’s story!

Next up we got a good look at a new character I haven’t seen before, The Kollector. He cares only for what he acquires and he won’t hesitate to stop anyone who wants to take what he believes is rightfully his.

Finally, we’ve got a woman with the coldest touch, who trained with the same clan as the legendary Sub Zero, Frost.

This is likely an incomplete list and it’s highly likely more characters are coming. (In fact Shao Khan was offered as DLC for people who chose to preorder the game.) No matter who you choose to play as, fight well!

Mortal Kombat 11 is out now for the Xbox One and PS4.

You’ll Be Playing as a Thin Blood in Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 April 25, 2019

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Thin Bloods were an ever present issue in the original Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines. These fledgling vampires were so far removed from the third generation, many of them lacked some of the most basic things that made them vampires. There were tales during loading screens some Thin Bloods could eat mortal food, others could create children. They would be seen by the elders as a precursor to the vampire apocalypse and shunned by their clans or abandoned by their sires.

In Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 you’ll be playing as a newly sired Thin Blood. Don’t worry, this won’t restrict your player creation options. Over the course of the game you’ll be able to choose a clan for yourself.

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Kingdom Hearts III 1.05 Patch Released – New High Difficulty Mode Included April 24, 2019

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A 1.05 patch has just been released on all platforms for the game Kingdom Hearts III. The new update adds an all-new difficulty mode which promises to be even tougher than the previously highest difficulty mode, and a New Game Plus (NG+)-ish feature where you can reuse all the keyblades you collected from a previous playthrough in a new game. If you had previously beaten the game, this might be the patch that gets you to take another look at it.

Kingdom Hearts III is out now for the Xbox One and PS4.

God of War: Raising Kratos Documentary Announced April 20, 2019

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God of War: Raising Kratos is a feature-length documentary detailing the five year history of God of War‘s development on the PlayStation 4. Here’s the official trailer!

Sony promises the entire documentary will be released for free on their official PlayStation YouTube Channel. We will keep you posted when that happens!

God of War is out now exclusively on the PS4.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 3.0.0 Released, DLC Character Now Playable April 18, 2019

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The first character offered in Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s DLC Fighters Pass is Persona’s Joker and now you’ll finally be able to play as him with the game’s latest update. What is he capable of doing, what new environments are included in the DLC, and what is coming to the Fighters Pass owners in the future? Watch the video below and find out.

You’ll need to upgrade your copy of Super Smash Bros Ultimate to the latest version to take advantage of these new features.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Travis Strikes Again No More Heroes DLC02 Released April 18, 2019

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Bad Girl is back and she’s now a playable character in Travis Strikes Again, the latest game in the No More Heroes franchise. Take a look below and see the latest gameplay and an entirely new environment to explore in the game!

If you purchased the game at retail, this DLC (and the previous one) is included with no extra charge when you redeem the game’s Season Pass.

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