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Telltale's The Walking Dead climbs out of its grave

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 mins ago

Skybound has begun development of the final two episodes of The Walking Dead, and a release date will be announced shortly.




Telltale Games' untimely demise essentially killed its future projects, leaving many dreams unrealized and, in the case of The Walking Dead: Final Season, abruptly interrupted. But now Skybound Games (the gaming division of Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment) has taken the reigns of the series. Skybound will finish the last two episodes of Clementine's story and have conscripted key dev talent from Telltale to do so.


"After Telltale shut its doors, the game was, unfortunately, unable to be worked on and hence the release dates of Episodes 3 and 4 have been delayed," Skybound said in an update. "But, we're excited to let you know that many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game are resuming development efforts today!"

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New digital-only Xbox reveal likely for E3 2019

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 6 mins ago

Microsoft should make a big splash at next year's E3 showcase.




E3 2018 saw a huge influx of news, announcements, and big content showcases for Xbox. Microsoft put a lot of effort into their show, highlighting the future of the brand: we had confirmations of new consoles, a new Halo game, new AA studio acquisitions, the Project xCloud tease, and lots of branding deals. But with Sony dropping out of E3 2019, Microsoft's show could be even bigger.


Following Sony's E3 announcement, Team Green wasted no time hyping up their presence at the show. Xbox's Phil Spencer affirms there's quite a few things up Microsoft's sleeve, possibly including new hardware, games, services, and other updates. "A lot to share with fans at E3 2019. Always a high point of the year to witness the industry's creativity and the energy of the community," Spencer said on Twitter.

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5 minutes of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 'World of Light'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 29 mins ago

The first 5 minutes of the mysterious 'World of Light' story mode that will be arriving with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been showcased.



Players that will be picking up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and are excited to jump into the new story mode titled 'World of Light' may want to avoid the above video due to spoilers. If you don't mind spoilers, we will get onto what we can see in the video. The video has been released onto the IGN YouTube Channel and begins with a opening cinematic of the fighters facing off against Galeem and then being taken control of by spirits after being turned to stone.


We then see Kirby having to fighter Mario who has been taken control of by the Smokey Progg spirit. Once the player has beaten the fighter they will be rewarded with the respective spirit. This process will be taken until the entire roster is unlocked and ultimately until Galeem is defeated as well. Spirit battles will become more complex as well as each spirit has their own perks that coincide with Smashes combat triangle. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released onto the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.

Fury's rage showcased in two new Darksiders III trailers

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 29 mins ago

The release of Darksiders III is closing in and ahead of the games' launch we have two brand new trailers that have been released onto the Darksiders YouTube Channel.



First and the above video gives us some background history regarding the four horsemen and what is required of them to bring balance. We see War, Death, Strife and Fury and the narrator gives us short descriptions of each of the horsemen and the influence that they play. Players will be playing as the blood-thirsty Fury, here is a short description on her "Return to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash Action Adventure where players assume the role of Fury in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins."


We get to see Fury in action in the below trailer within the entirety of this post. We get to see quite a lot action as Fury hacks-n-slashes her way through a variety of different enemies. We also get a quick tease at a transformations that Fury can make, we can spot her in a complete fiery form as well as a purple form. Darksiders III will be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4. THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games will be releasing Darksiders III on November 27th.

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Marvel & Riot partner to release 'League of Legends' comics

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 29 mins ago

A new collaborations has been announced between Riot Games and Marvel Comics, we will soon be gifted with a brand new 'League of Legends' comic book series starting with Ashe.




The announcement was featured on the Marvel website and says that both Marvel and Riot games are happy to bring gamers new 'League of Legends' comics in May of 2019. The blog post addresses that the first comic will start with "an origin story -- LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: ASHE: WARMOTHER will follow the journey of one of the original League of Legends champions, the Iceborn warrior Ashe, who struggles with her role as a leader for her people in the world of Runeterra and her mother's fanatical expectations."


For those wondering who will be writing the comics, the post says that Riot Games' writer Odin Austin Shafer will be taking the helm alongside artist Nina Vakueva. C.B Cebukski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel has talked about the collaboration saying "Many fans of the Marvel Universe and comics share their interests and passion for storytelling with the gaming community. League of Legends' is one of the most well-known games in the industry, and their unique world and extensive roster of rich characters and are a perfect fit for comic books. We're excited to partner with Riot and help build the League of Legends Universe for fans and players around the world."

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Players will unlock Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster rapidly

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 29 mins ago

Some new information has come forward regarding how long it is going to take Smash Ultimate players to progress through unlocking the games roster. We should now expect it to not take us very long at all, in fact the unlocks will be quite rapid.




According to Nintendo Life, a "Nintendo Spokesperson" has given some details regarding how fast players will be unlocking each of the fighters throughout Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's adventure mode. Nintendo Life explains that they have spoke to a Nintendo representative during their hands-on experience with the game and the representative said that players should expects unlocks to be rapid and fast.


I'm quite undecided whether I like the idea of the unlocking of each of the characters to be fast experience or a slow one. I personally first subscribed to the idea of there being much more of a challenge that would extend the period of time played in adventure mode, but then again I also think that this isn't what Nintendo have intended for though. As I also believe they want players to be spending a lot of time in their time in Spirits Mode instead.

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Skyrim composer raises hand for Lord of The Rings TV show

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 29 mins ago

Amazon's coming The Lord of The Rings TV show has had a composer reach out to them after gaining support from his audience to whether he should pursue working on the goliath of a series.



If you aren't that big into soundtracks then you probably have never heard the name Jeremy Soule, but if you have played Bethesda's award-winning title Skyrim and some other pretty popular gaming titles then you have heard his incredible work. Soule has composed the soundtracks for the following games; Guild Wars, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, five Harry Potter video games and Skyrim.


Soule took to Twitter to ask his fan base whether pursuing the idea of taking the composing helm of Amazon's The Lord of The Rings TV show was a good idea or not, he was quite surprised with the overwhelmingly positive response. Soule also does not forget to recognize Peter Jackson's composer, Howard Shore. Shore composed the entire Lord of The Rings Trilogy as well as The Hobbit movies. Soule sends praise to Shore's efforts with both series' of movies, saying "Howard did an iconic score. Truly one of the best of all time."

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PS5: 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU, Navi GPU, 4K 60FPS solid and $500

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 14 hours, 52 mins ago

We have said since June this year that AMD worked with Sony on the next-gen Navi GPU architecture for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console, where we expect an 8C/16T processor based on the Ryzen CPUs to be included. But now there's a fresh rumor coming out about the PS5, its price, hardware inside, and launch frame.




RuthenticCookie on Reddit said that the PS5 is a beast capable of "4K/60 stable and at the same time kinda monster" and lines up with what I expect, and what I said in my report on Sony working directly with RTG engineers on the Navi GPU for the PlayStation 5. In my article, I said: "Sony needs the next-gen PS5 to truly drive 4K 60FPS if it's going to be released in 2020-2022 where 4K will be greatly established at the time. The next generation of consoles need to offer 4K 60FPS at a minimum if they want to keep up with mid-range GPUs in 2020-2027 (given that the PS5 is released in 2020, and lasts for 5-7 years)".


The big tease with the PS5 is that it will reportedly be $500 at launch and have some truly gigantic launch games for Sony with Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima. Another tid bit is that PlayStation VR 2 will be launching with a built-in camera, and next-gen PlayStation Move controllers are in development alongside virtual reality gloves. If this is all true, and I suspect Sony are working on most of this right now as the next-gen consoles do truly have to be a gigantic leap, we are in for the largest hype train in console and gaming history.

Apple's new MacBook Pro with Vega GPU out, costs up to $7049

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 15 hours ago

Apple has finally released its beefed-up 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop, which rocks a power hungry and hot Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro Vega graphics in the form of Vega 16 and Vega 20.




The new MBP can be optioned with GPUs that will be joined by the Intel UHD Graphics 630 on the CPU, with AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 graphics options both packing 4GB of HBM2. AMD explains the Vega 16 and Vega 20 options for the new MacBook Pro as "Vega next-generation compute units" with 16 or 20 compute units respectively.


AMD is touting a rather large 60% increase in performance over the current-gen Radeon Pro 560X in the current MacBook Pro, so we can expect a truly huge leap in graphics performance - but only 60% over the Radeon Pro 560X with a new HBM2-powered Radeon Pro Vega offering? Hmm. Anyway, the upgrade from the Radeon Pro 560X to the Radeon Pro Vega 16 is $250, while the Radeon Pro Vega 20 adds another $350 onto the MBP, which is already ridiculously expensive.

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