Mercy’s Recall Challenge Hits Overwatch, Read The New Short Story

Click here to watch embedded media Overwatch's latest limited-time event comes with a short story about Mercy that players can read online. The story is called Valkyrie, and it's penned by Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu. The event pushes players to win nine matches to earn the new legendary Dr. Ziegler skin for the beloved healer. At three wins players earn a new icon, six wins gives them two new sprays, and the final three wins gets them the gold. The event runs from today through December 2. If you watch matches on Twitch for two, four, or six hours,…

by jordan
November 13, 2019

Paramount Pictures Releases Sonic Redesign Alongside New Trailer

Click to watch embedded media Following a vow to fix Sonic’s controversial appearance, and the resulting delay, Paramount has released a new trailer for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog. Sonic looks decidedly more cartoonish this time around. The film releases February 14. What do you think of the redesign? Feel free to let us know below.  

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November 13, 2019

Guerrilla Games’ Hermen Hulst Named Head Of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios

Following the departure of chairman Shawn Layden, Sony has named Hermen Hulst, Guerilla Games' director and co-founder, as the new head of Worldwide Studios and will be tasked to oversee software development across Sony's 14 internal game studios. Guerilla promoted three people as co-studio directors: Michiel van der Leeuw, who was the technical director, Angie Smets, executive producer, and Jan Barter Bridges, studio art director. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, who has long been an influential voice for Sony on social media, is leaving the position to shepherd smaller independent studios. In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, PlayStation CEO and president…

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November 7, 2019

Terry Bogard Is Now Available In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Terry Bogard, the baseball cap-loving combatant from SNK's Fatal Frame and King of Fighters series, is now available as a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo also released update 6.0.0., which brings hero balance tweaks, item adjustments, and new spirits in the Vault. Battle Arena also received a number of new features, including an Elite Online arena type, and the ability to send set messages while inside the arena. Here's the complete rundown of changes, and click here to see the hero balance tweaks: Offline The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu: Andy…

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November 6, 2019

The Blizzard Issue Is Now Available Digitally

Digital subscribers to Game Informer can now learn all about Blizzard's new slate of games announced at this year's BlizzCon! Following last week's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsers, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription. The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google Play, Kindle, and Nook. Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here. Click on the banner…

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November 6, 2019

Blizzard Announces Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons And New Battlegrounds Game Mode

Click here to watch embedded media During the opening ceremonies of BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard announced both a new game mode and expansion for Hearthstone, its premiere strategy card game. Focusing on the fierce winged beasts, Descent of Dragons will feature dragons from Azeroth's storied history. The newest expansion features 135 new cards for players to experiment with, along with a new Hero Card featuring Galakrond. Utilizing the new Invoke cards, players can level up the dragon multiple times for Galakrond to reach his final form. Descent of Dragons will be available for players starting December 10. Click here to watch embedded media On top of…

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November 2, 2019

Blizzard Officially Unveils Overwatch 2, Details New PvP And PvE Modes

Click here to watch embedded media Overwatch's game director Jeff Kaplan closed out BlizzCon's opening ceremony with a lengthy look at Overwatch 2, the sequel that has both been long been rumored and, more recently, the subject of numerous leaks. Overwatch 2 is a full sequel that offers new PvP modes AND a new PvE component that is divided into two sections: Story Experience and Hero Missions. Our first look at Overwatch 2 came from a new short film called "Zero Hour (see above)," in which we see Winston, Mei, Tracer, and Echo (who isn't a known playable hero yet)…

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November 2, 2019

Netflix Announces The Witcher Release Date Alongside New Trailer

On December 20, the long-awaited Netflix adaptation, starring Man of Steel’s Henry Cavil, finally arrives. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s influential novels, The Witcher will cover material prior to the beloved CD Projekt Red games – meaning both fans of the games and newcomers will have something fresh to look forward to. Check out the enticing trailer below.      Click here to watch embedded media If you cannot get enough Witcher, be sure to check out our reviews of the classic series: Witcher 2, Witcher 3

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November 1, 2019

Ubisoft Reveals Five Games Are In Development For PlayStation 5 And Xbox Scarlett

Following Ubisoft's earnings call yesterday, co-founder and chief executive officer Yves Guillemot answered a few questions for investors and reporters, and revealed that the recently delayed Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, and Rainbow Six: Quarantine would be cross generational, meaning they'll appear on both the current machines (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) as well as their successors (Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5). He also said two other unannounced games would follow the same release plan. "The five titles, yes, they will be on this generation and the next generation, and they will take full advantage all the new features…

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October 31, 2019

November’s Free Games: PS Plus And Games With Gold

Sony and Microsoft, via their respective blogs, announced November’s free games for their premium users. PlayStation Plus Nioh Nioh, a combo-filled action RPG from the makers of Ninja Gaiden, casts you as a samurai in mystical 17th century Japan. In our review we said, “Endless optimization and customization, engaging encounters, and unparalleled combat by yourself or with a friend make Nioh an excellent choice for your next dark action/RPG.” This arrives just in time for the Nioh 2 beta which runs from November 1 to 10. If the original piques your interest be sure to check out our Tokyo Game…

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October 31, 2019