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The Mandalorian’s Story Will Extend To Books And Comics
Other / 3. 7. 2020

A successful Star Wars story is bound to expand into books and comics, and it’s now happening to The Mandalorian, the hit show that launched on Disney+ last year. Six Mandalorian books were announced on the official Star Wars site, the most exciting of which is an untitled original adult novel written by Adam Christopher and published by Del Ray. For more insight into the visual style of the show, fans can look forward to The Art of the Mandalorian book by Phil Szostak, as well as The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide by Pablo Hidalgo. Other books include an untitled junior novelization by Joe Schreiber, and a level-two reader book called The Mandalorian: Allies & Enemies by Brooke Vitale, who is also penning an untitled 8×8 storybook based on the series. There’s even going to be A Little Golden Book that recaps season one. Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing are both making Mandalorian comic books. No specific release dates were given for any individual book, but some will hit in the fall (likely around the launch of season two), and others will roll out in the winter and spring. If you want more of the show, Disney’s inviting you…

Evo Online Canceled Following Allegations
Other / 3. 7. 2020

Update 7/2, 6:16pm PT: In a statement to IGN, Evo announced that effective immediately Joey Cuellar “will no longer be involved with Evo in any capacity” and that Evo Online is canceled. The esports organizers named Tony Cannon as acting CEO. Evo’s full statement below: Over the past 24 hours, in response to serious allegations recently made public on Twitter, we have made the first of a series of important decisions regarding the future of our company. Effective immediately, Joey Cuellar will no longer be involved with Evo in any capacity. We are currently working towards his complete separation from the company and have relieved him of all his responsibilities. Going forward, Tony Cannon will act as CEO; in this position, he will take a leadership role in prioritizing greater accountability across Evo, both internally and at our events. Progress doesn’t happen overnight, or without the bravery of those who speak up against misconduct and injustice. We are shocked and saddened by these events, but we are listening and committed to making every change that will be necessary in making Evo a better model for the stronger, safer culture we all seek. As a result, we will be canceling Evo…

Celebrate Five Years of Rocket League with the Fifth Anniversary Event
Other / 3. 7. 2020

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching Rocket League’s Fifth Anniversary! It feels like just yesterday that we were hitting the pitch for the first time, and learning the basics. Now we’re dishing assists and scoring goals with (relative) ease! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re throwing a two-week in-game event featuring all-new items and Limited Time Modes! Rocket League’s official Fifth Anniversary may not be until July 7, but we’re celebrating early starting today! Start earning Balloons following Online Matches, and redeem them for Psyonix- and Rocket League-themed items in the Event Store. Sport items like the Psyonix II Wheels, Party Horn Boost, and many more new and remixed items from the history of Rocket League. Plus, earn and unlock Golden Eggs, which contain items from Champions Series 1, 2, 3, and 4! It wouldn’t be a party without some Limited Time Modes. That’s why Spike Rush and 2v2 Heatseeker are returning and will be featured for one week each throughout the event. Check out the full schedule below: Spike Rush: June 30 (Event Begins) – July 6 2v2 Heatseeker: July 6 – 13 (Event Ends) Celebrate five high-flying years of Rocket League starting today until July 13. From all…

The Last of Us Part 2: Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross Interview
Other / 3. 7. 2020

On a special episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, Jonathon Dornbush and Lucy O’Brien are joined by director Neil Druckmann and narrative lead Halley Gross for a SPOILER-FILLED talk about The Last of Us Part 2. Druckmann and Gross dive into the plot, characters, and themes of the Naughty Dog sequel, indulging Jonathon and Lucy in their many questions about character motivations, scrapped ideas for the sequel, and how Ellie, Joel, and Abby’s journeys developed throughout production. Watch the episode below! [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/02/the-last-of-us-part-2-neil-druckmann-halley-gross-interview-a-podcast-beyond-special-episode”] Seriously, this conversation is full of spoilers, only watch if you’ve played through The Last of Us 2, or don’t mind having the story spoiled for you. (Also, warning, this episode does contain some cursing.) And, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our The Last of Us Part 2 review. Download or listen to the show on these platforms: [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=the-last-of-us-part-2-review-screenshots&captions=true”] Direct Download YouTube (Link to come!)  Apple Podcasts/iTunes Spotify Stitcher PlayerFM Podbay TuneIn Podbean Feedburner Podcast Beyond! is live every Wednesday. Check out this week’s Beyond! for more TLoU 2 talk and an interview with Bugsnax’s developers. And for more on PS5 ahead of its launch later this year, check out the PS5 full…

Hunting Simulator 2 Review
Other / 3. 7. 2020

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but there was a time when I woke up before dawn, geared up in blaze-orange attire, and took to the woods of Maine in pursuit of the elusive whitetail deer. I was a freshman in high school and desperately wanted to fit in at our new school where hunting, not “playing Nintendo,” was the preferred hobby of my peers. It turns out I much preferred staying indoors and playing video games to standing outside in the frigid Maine autumn while nothing happened for hours at a time. Thankfully, Hunting Simulator 2 combines a hobby I didn’t enjoy too much as a teen with one I still love to this day. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/26/hunting-simulator-2-launch-trailer”] While I don’t go hunting anymore, almost everyone I know is obsessed with it (I still live in Maine), and I have been known to stalk whitetail with a camera rather than a loaded rifle. Hunting Simulator 2 scratches the primordial hunter-itch I didn’t know I still had, while allowing me to stalk prey from the comfort of my home office. Plus there are zero bloodstains to contend with, which is another bonus. As a simulation, it does a great job,…

Min Min Impressions and Ranking the Smash DLC Characters – NVC 515
Other / 3. 7. 2020

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and special guest PlayerEssence to talk about a ton of Smash! The crew kicks off with their impressions of Min Min, the latest character to join the fight, and then the panel ranks all of the DLC characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Then, stick around to hear discussions on Nintendo’s formal apology regarding Joy-Con drift, the delayed opening of Super Nintendo World in Japan, and more. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:52 Min Min impressions and ranking the Smash DLC 00:27:46 Nintendo apologizes for Joy-Con drift 00:34:51 More news! 00:45:16 Games out this week 00:49:58 What we’re playing 01:02:22 Question Block! Games out this week: Yes, Your Grace – 6/26 $20 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – 6/30, $60 Biped – 7/2, $15 What we’re playing: OJ: Smash, Xenoblade Brian: Clubhouse Games Zach: Mr. Driller Drill Land! NVC is available on your preferred platform! YouTube Spotify Apple iTunes Stitcher Podbay PlayerFM Podbean You can also Download NVC 515 Directly Here You can listen to NVC on your preferred platform…

Marvel’s Iron Man VR Review – Not Quite Invincible
Other / 2. 7. 2020

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Developer: Camouflaj Release: July 3, 2020 Reviewed on: PlayStation VR As one of the most beloved superheroes, Iron Man is nearly as recognizable as any other character in pop culture today. Despite his success in films and comic books, video game prosperity has thus far eluded Marvel’s icon. With Iron Man VR, developer Camoflaj lets you step into Tony Stark’s power armor as you fly, blast, and quip your way through several missions spanning the globe. Iron Man VR gives you all the thrills of saving the day, but even early in the adventure, it’s easy to notice the cracks in the armor. You assume the role the popular Avenger who has served as one of Marvel’s most iconic characters for years. Once you don the Iron Man suit, you use PlayStation Move controllers and the PSVR headset itself to dictate how and where you fly. Tilt the controllers behind you and you hurtle forward, and change direction by adjusting the angle of your arms and where you’re looking. Flying forward feels intuitive and terrific; whenever I was speeding along a linear path, I truly felt like a capable hero. Combat in Iron Man VR is…

Horizon Forbidden West Release Date, Gameplay, and Everything Else We Know
Other / 2. 7. 2020

Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to 2017’s Horizon: Zero Dawn, promises to continue the adventures of Aloy as she journeys across the post-post-apocalyptic U.S., fighting robot dinosaurs, and exploring sunken ruins. With PlayStation and Sony announcing the game at their June 2020 PlayStation 5 reveal event, the speculation train has officially left the station. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/18/everything-we-know-about-horizon-forbidden-west-so-far”] We’ve gone ahead and rounded up everything we know about Horizon Forbidden West, including release date, story, new gameplay, and new machine creatures Aloy will encounter, and more. Horizon: Forbidden West Release Date Horizon Forbidden West is confirmed for the PS5 and Guerilla Games is “aiming” to release it in 2021. That’s all developer Guerilla Games has said about the sequel so far. That means it won’t be a release window game for the PlayStation 5, which is launching during the “holiday 2020” window. Horizon Forbidden West Story: New Threats, New Locations When we last left Aloy at the end of Horizon Zero Dawn, she had defeated the rampant A.I. HADES. Along the way, Aloy also learned the truth about the world: How a company named Faro Automated Solutions lost control of its army of military robots that could subsist on any biomass for…