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Quake Champions QuakeCon 2018 Goodies Start Today August 9, 2018

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Just wanted to give Quake Champions players a big heads up. We are on the eve of QuakeCon 2018 and because of that, Bethesda is offering a lot of great goodies to players! First off, everyone who logs into the game today will get an exclusive QuakeCon 2018 weapon skin. Other than fire up the game, you won’t need to do anything, the skin should automatically be added to your in-game profile.

Next up, starting today and going until the end of August you will be able to enjoy 2X daily login bonuses. That will include double the amount of free backpacks.

Finally, players who link their Bethesda.net and Elder Scrolls Online accounts to Twitch will be able to get some exclusive goodies if they watch the QuakeCon 2018 keynote on Twitch.TV. First, you’ll need to link your Bethesda account to Twitch on the Bethesda website but you can do that right now. The QuakeCon 2018 keynote will begin at 12pm Eastern August 10th, 2018.

Quake Champions is in Beta now on PC.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate 8-8-2018 Nintendo Direct August 8, 2018

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Nintendo has just broadcasted a live stream dedicated to the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch game, Super Smash Bros Ultimate. New characters will be revealed, new stages will be previewed, and a lot of gameplay will be shown. Why are you still reading this, click the video below and watch!

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is coming December 2018 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

CONTROL Developer Diary 3 – The Oldest House August 7, 2018

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Remedy continues to release their development diaries for their next game, Control. Today, they’ll be looking at The Oldest House, which will serve as the game’s central location. Where did it come from, what will you be able to do there, and why does it act how it does? Watch the video and find out.

Control is coming in 2019 to Xbox One, PC and PS4.

The World Ends With You – Final Remix Release Date August 7, 2018

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Square Enix originally released The World Ends With You on the Nintendo DS in 2007. It has gone on to receive a cult status and has been critically recognized as one of the best RPGs ever with its unique art style and engrossing story. Nintendo previously announced the game is getting ported to the Nintendo Switch and I’m happy to say it has a release date.

The World Ends With You Final Remix is coming October 12, 2018 to the Nintendo Switch.

Legendary Pokemon Distribution at GameStop August 2018 August 3, 2018

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Thank the heavens, this month’s legendary Pokémon distribution will be less of a headache than usual. GameStop and The Pokemon Company have teamed up once again to distribute this month’s legendary Pokémon starting today! Here’s a look at what you’ll be able to get this month, straight from Generation 3.

People in the US will be able to pick up a code free of charge from any GameStop store between today and August 26th . You’ll need a full copy of any Generation 7 Pokémon game to redeem the code. The specific Pokémon your code unlocks will depend entirely on the copy of your game that you redeem the code on. You can read all the details about the event here.

Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun are out now exclusively for Nintendo 3DS systems.

Life is Strange 2 Teaser Trailer August 3, 2018

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Anyone who played through the free game, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, quickly discovered that game existed to the story for the very next chapter in the Life is Strange franchise. Now, DONTNOD has confirmed they are in development of Life is Strange 2. Today, we got to see our first teaser of that game.

It’s a little hard to see exactly what is going on in this scene but I am certainly interested in learning more. Could this be a video taken from the aftermath of the first game? Could this be the work of Captain Spirit? More information is expected to drop on August 20th.

Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 is coming September 2018 to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

What is Shenmue? – Episode 1: Story July 31, 2018

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Few games are as beloved as the original Shenmue for the Sega Dreamcast, and Sega plans to create an entirely new generation of Shenmue fans by finally re-releasing the classic game (and its sequel) in glorious HD.

Today, Sega has just released the first episode in what is expected to be a multi-part documentary about the Shenmue franchise. The first part is narrated by the game’s lead English voice actor and focuses on the story. Enjoy!

Shenmue I & II HD are coming to the Xbox One, PS4 and the PC (through Steam) August 21st, 2018.

Spider-Man on PS4 Has Gone Gold July 30, 2018

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The guys over at Insomniac Games have confirmed earlier today that the highly anticipated PS4 exclusive Spider-Man game they been working on has Gone Gold. Gone Gold is something we typically report on for games we’re looking forward to playing. Its a long-time game developer term, referring to the gold finish of the disc a finished game is printed on. Essentially, this means Spider-Man is done and we’ll be able to play it for sure in a little over a month from now. This is fantastic news, as Sony will have no problem making the game’s release date.

Spider-Man is coming September 7th, 2018 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Pokemon: The Power of Us Coming to Theaters July 30, 2018

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The Pokémon Company has just released the theatrical trailer for the very next animated Pokémon feature-film, Pokémon : The Power of Us. Like the previous film, Pokémon: I Choose You, this new movie is getting a special theatrical release this November!

The film is going to be distributed by Fathom Events for four nights: November 24, 26th, 28th, and December 1st. You can read all the details about the event here.

Gaming History You Should Know – Sega’s Absolutely Rose Street July 29, 2018

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Its Sunday and that means we’ve got an all-new look into Gaming History You Should Know, where we feature some of the best gaming history documentaries from across the web. Today, we’ll be talking about something so obscure and short-lived, even I hadn’t heard about it until I saw this documentary!

By the mid-90s, Sega was doing everything they could to extend the lifespan of their popular Genesis console until they could release a proper 32-bit game system. While the Genesis was well-received by gamers, it’s expansions, the Sega CD and the Sega 32x, were not as popular. In fact, while many people found several things to like about the Sega CD, there wasn’t much commercial interest in the 32X. Sega needed to do something drastic to change that.

Sega’s marketing department decided to make a 30 minute late-night infomercial to sell the 32x and they called it Absolutely Rose Street. This may sound a bit odd, since modern late-night infomercials typically sell home appliances, but infomercials can be made to sell anything as long as the price is right and this was not the first time Sega made an infomercial to sell something. I mean, who can forget the Sega Channel?

Wrestling with Gaming, who we featured previously on the site, put together another fantastic obscure gaming documentary on this 30-minute Sega produced 32x commercial. Give it a watch!