Sloclap Studio’s ‘Sifu’ Looks to Rejuvenate the Genre Through Death and Mastery

Sloclap, the French studio that brought us the 2017 multiplayer beat ’em up title Absolver, looks to bring new life to the genre with Sifu. The studio’s newest title is set to release February 2022 and focuses intensely on the idea of mastering kung fu through death.

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Details for Riot Games New 2D Fighter ‘Project L’ Revealed

This week, Riot Games’ twin brother duo, Tom and Tony Cannon, dropped in-depth details about Riot’s new, assist-based 2D fighter titled Project L. The game, set in the League of Legend world of Runeterra, looks to be another robust project coming from the renowned studio.

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‘Alan Wake Remastered’ Brings a Brilliant Cult Classic to a New Generation

It started like a dream. I never thought I would be playing Alan Wake again after 10 years. Most of the plot, gameplay, and characters felt like mere shadows of a half remembered dream I had. Moments of the sequences I enjoyed mixed with the frustrated “eh” feelings I had for the combat, left me wondering if revisiting this game now that I am closer to the age of the titular character would change the shape my thoughts from what I thought of it before.

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New Teaser for the ‘Halo’ Live Action Series Debuts

It’s been stuck in development hell for years, but we are finally getting a live action Halo adaptation! While this was a project that has been trying to get off the ground, and passing through the high profile eyes of directors like Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, Alex Garland, and Neill Blomkamp, it is finally seeing the light of day in 2022 thanks to executive producer Steven Spielberg.

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‘Halo Infinite Multiplayer’ and Other Surprises at XBox’s 20th Anniversary Stream

Xbox graced us along with 343 Studios and the rest of Microsoft with some surprise announcements at Xbox’s 20th anniversary special. The special itself was a simple enough stream that was quick to the point with its nostalgia bombs of the history of the console with a few surprises of what Microsoft’s immediate future plans are. 

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DevTalks: Dinga Bakaba, Director at Arkane Studios, Talks ‘DEATHLOOP’

Back in October, The Nerds of Color caught up with game designer and Arkane Studios legend, Dinga Bakaba, to talk his latest next-gen masterpiece DEATHLOOP. The sci-fi first-person shooter released to critical reception in September, and Bakaba shared details of the game’s development, including the impact of boasting such a diverse cast of characters. After industry veteran Romuald Capron recently stepped down as Arkane Studios’s game director of 16 years, Bakaba was officially named his successor following DEATHLOOP‘s wildly successfully launch.

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Rockstar Games Shows Off ‘GTA Trilogy’ Enhancements

Earlier this month, Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was dropping on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Rockstar Games Launcher. The long awaited remastered collection of some of Grand Theft Auto‘s most iconic titles is finally within reach, and today Rockstar Games shared more details about the trilogy coming November 11.

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Sony Pictures Reveals Official Trailer for ‘Uncharted’

The first real look at Columbia and Sony Pictures’ Uncharted is finally here. The film adaptation (or prequel in this instance) of the hit PlayStation franchise starring Tom Holland, Sophia Taylor Ali, Antonio Banderas, and Mark Wahlberg showed off an action-packed adventure with its official trailer reveal.

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‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ to Introduce New Features in Final Free Update

Remember Animal Crossing: New Horizons, that one cozy game that blew up in popularity during the pandemic? Well, it’s set to release one last free update with tons of newer and cuter features for islanders to play around with. After months of mini and seasonal updates that added different content to ACNH, players will finally get their hands on new items, meet new villagers, and explore new activities on their island.

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‘Gotham Knights’ is the Next Batman Game to Debut at DC FanDome

A new trailer for Gotham Knights, the next Batman-themed game from WB Games Montreal, premiered at DC FanDome today. Fandome is a one-day online event showcasing upcoming releases from DC Comics and Warner Brothers. The first Gotham Knights trailer debuted at 2020’s inaugural FanDome, revealing a Bat-Family (if not family-friendly) approach with Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood as the main cast. Here’s the latest look at Gotham Knights:

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New Trailer for ‘Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’ Debuts at DC FanDome

A new trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, the highly-anticipated video game from Rocksteady Studios, premiered at DC FanDome today. Fandome is a one-day online event showcasing a barrage of upcoming releases from DC Comics and Warner Bros. The makers of the Arkham Asylum games revealed the title at 2020’s inaugural FanDome, and since then details have been scanty. Here’s the new look at Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, which features welcome appearances from Green Lantern, Flash, and the Batmobile!

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‘Tales of Arise’ Review: Rising to the Occasion Never Felt So Good

I have spent most of my life playing Japanese role playing games. From the Final Fantasy series to the Shin Megami Tensei series, I have enjoyed several different JRPG titles from Japan. But one in particular was always hit or miss for me, and that was the Tales series. I bounced off of Abyss and Beseria, never owned a Gamecube to play Symphonia, finished Vesperia and liked it, but never felt the pull of replaying it. So to say that Tales of Arise is one of the best JRPGs to date is an understatement. Tales of Arise captures what makes JRPGs timeless while evolving and creating a new vocabulary of play through its storytelling and combat that I hope other studios take note of. 

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New Shiny Pokémon are Now Live in ‘Pokémon GO’ Halloween Event

It’s the most wonderful time of year again, and by that I mean the amazing new shiny Pokémon that come out during Niantic’s Halloween Event for Pokémon GO. This year’s festivities stretch a full two weeks, from today to October 31. Each week is themed after different Halloween related Pokémon affairs, with the first week being “Creepy Companions” and the next, “Ghoulish Pals.” As is the custom for most POGO events, Niantic is highlighting the bond we share with our Pocket Monsters and the good times associated with the season.

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Blaseball Developers Announce ‘Where Cards Fall’ Coming to PC and Nintendo Switch

If you were on your computer last year, you might have brushed up against a baseball simulator that took the internet by storm. Blaseball, developed by the award-winning video game studio The Game Band, is an absurdist take on baseball that “encourages participants to bet (no real world money involved!) on the outcome.”

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‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ Drops First Look at Zombies Mode from Treyarch Studios

There can’t be a Call of Duty release without the inclusion of their flagship Zombies mode, and today new details were finally revealed. From the first introduction back in Call of Duty: World at War in 2009, to the latest version by Treyarch Studios (in partnership with Sledgehammer Games) in Vanguard, players have been exposed to all manner of gameplay features that focused on staving off hordes of zombies. Today, Activision showcased a first look at the new mode coming to their latest title November 5, which features a franchise-first crossover with the studio whose legacy goes back to the mode’s humble beginnings.

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TikTok Sensation and Gaming Entrepreneur, Kelsi Davies Talks with Kuya P

Yo! Yo! Yo! It’s Kuya P back again with another interview for my friends here at the NOC! I recently sat down for a conversation with TikTok Sensation & Gaming Entrepreneur, Kelsi Davies to discuss her latest music videos, new gaming app, YouTube series: InTALKxicated and more! Check out our conversation and then head over to Kelsi’s YouTube to see the latest episode of InTALKxicated!

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Sony Introduces Lottery-Style Registration for a Chance to Buy a PS5 During the Holidays

Between the pandemic, online bots, scalpers, and increasing demand, the PlayStation 5 is soon to be a year from launch and still a challenge to get your hands on. Sony recently announced that, for the coming Holiday season, they will be holding a lottery-style registration event that will give consumers the chance to purchase one of the limited PS5 Consoles in stock directly from PlayStation.

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What the Hell is Going on With ‘Ghost Recon Frontline’

Last week, Ubisoft dropped the reveal trailer for its upcoming, 100-player battle royale title Ghost Recon Frontline. The trailer features gameplay footage and talking points from members of the Ubisoft Bucharest team, all of whom passionately speak on this project three years in the making. With games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, and PUBG having already established substantial footing in the BR genre, fans were vexed at the announcement, so much so that Ubisoft subsequently delayed Frontline’s first closed test indefinitely.

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Shiny Zacian and Zamazenta for ‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Shield’ Comes with a Twist

PokéBeach, the popular fan site and gathering place for all things Pokémon news and rumors, recently announced that GameStop will soon be distributing codes for shiny versions of the legendary Galar Pokémon Zamazenta (Pokémon Shield) and Zacian (Pokémon Sword). Japan and South Korea were the first regions to get their hands on distributions of the shiny Pokémon and now the codes are making their way west. The first distribution, said to be for Zamazenta, will reportedly take place October 22.

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‘Street Fighter V’ Teams Up with Breast Cancer Research Foundation for New Costumes

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to bring much needed attention to the ongoing battle patients and researchers have had with the disease, Street Fighter V has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The foundation is also the largest private funders of breast cancer research in the world, and Capcom have partnered with them on the newest cosmetics coming to the game.

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Rockstar Games Announces ‘Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition’

It’s not GTA 6 news but it is significant gaming news nonetheless. Today, Rockstar Games announced that the long awaited (and long rumored) Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is coming later this month to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC.

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‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Gotham Knights’ Games Teased in New DC FanDome Trailer

The newest trailer for DC FanDome dropped today and with it came even more hype to get us ready for next Saturday’s event. What stood out for me though were the brief shots of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights that teased some new footage to come at FanDome.

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Sora’s ‘Smash Bros.’ Reveal Proves it’s Sakurai’s World and We’re Just Living In It

Masahiro Sakurai, the designer, creator, and ruler of all things Super Smash Bros., has at last revealed the final character to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. After months of speculation, hoards of Reddit posts, and countless Twitter threads, Smash players finally got to say hello to Sora in all his polygonal glory. Sakurai made the announcement during today’s special Smash Bros. presentation called ‘Mr. Sakurai Presents.’ The one-man hype train has ushered in some of the most memorable moments and reveals in the history of Smash, and it’s no surprise he again brought the internet to its knees with today’s presentation.

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