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Defying the Steamworks' non-disclosure agreement earlier this week, a couple of Reddit users divulged this year's Steam Summer Sale dates. While we have no official announcement, what's to stop wild speculation and summertime hype with a month (allegedly) left to go to the yearly fund-draining bonanza? Last year's dates were from the 23rd of June to the 4th of July 2016, and if the leaked information is to be believed, it appears as though this year's will not be much different.

Jump in to find out when to prepare your wallets!

One of my favorite RPGs in the past decade is hands-down South Park: The Stick of Truth. I was sure shocked to find out it was getting a sequel, then later filled with disappointment as I learned of numerous delays, pushing it back until sometime this fiscal year. Luckily, fans like myself won't have to wait too much longer, as Ubisoft announced today that South Park: The Fractured But Whole is launching this October!

Head inside for more details!

On May 24th, 2016, the gaming community became enthralled by a little game called Overwatch. Now, tens of millions of players and many awards later, Blizzard is taking some time to celebrate the game's one year anniversary. Rumors have been circulating for a few weeks now that this celebration would take the form of an in-game event, plus the launch of a Game of the Year Edition, though these are rumors no more.

Head inside to dig your Chain Hooks into Overwatch's anniversary plans!

The longtime dream of many Sonic the Hedgehog fans who grew up creating their own original characters has finally come true.

Rumors concerning the upcoming Sonic Forces told of a brand new character with their own unique gameplay style who would join Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic in the fight against Doctor Eggman, and while SEGA has remained tightlipped, a glimpse of this mystery arrival was teased during the recent Nintendo Direct last month. Today, the secret is out: in an unprecedented move for the Sonic series, the third playable character will in fact be the player's own custom creation.

Hit the jump for the trailer, a sneak peek at the gameplay, screenshots, and more!

In order to play Super Mario Bros., one does not have to think like an Italian plumber. The player does not have to think like a blue cartoon forest critter to speed through levels in Sonic the Hedgehog. But to play Snake Pass, you absolutely have to "think like a snake."

At least in terms of movement, every action on behalf of playable snake Noodle feels unlike anything ever before felt in platformers and adventure games. In terms of control, Snake Pass is one of the most original games in concept and execution. But does premise hold up to promise?

Read on to find out!

It looks as though a screenshot for the next Assassin's Creed title has leaked online. Rumored to be called "Assassin's Creed: Origins," the screenshot depicts the player character on a boat, presumably heading towards one of the two mission markers shown.

Read more and see the screenshot after the break!

Blizzard has just released an infographic showing just how much went on during Overwatch's Uprising event, which concluded just over a week ago. Among other interesting statistics, players completed 145,506,333 runs of the Uprising brawl (the Null Sector bots won roughly 54% of the time, sadly), destroyed over 8.5 billion Null Sector Omnics, and unlocked 815,548,819 event lootboxes.

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PC Gamer has confirmed that it will hold another PC Gaming Show during E3 next month. The conference, which first began in 2015, will focus on both upcoming hardware and software and is looking to spotlight experiences that are unavailable on consoles. PC Gamer is teaming up with Intel, as well as other sponsors such as Bohemia Interactive, Tripwire Interactive, Cygames, and Nexon. Sean "Day9" Plott will return as host this year, continuing his onscreen leadership of the event. No word yet on what announcements will be made, but PC Gamer has promised this year's will be their "best one yet." The third PC Gaming Show will take place on Monday, June 12th, at 10:00 AM PST and will be available to view via Twitch and other streaming platforms.

One of Overwatch's heroes, the Korean gaming prodigy turned meka pilot known as D.Va, is making her way to one of Blizzard's other online games, Heroes of the Storm. She will also be getting a new police-themed skin in Overwatch as part of the Nexus Challenge 2.0.

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Last week, we got the first official confirmation that the next Call of Duty game would take place during World War II, making it the first game in the series to do so since 2009's Call of Duty: World at War. Earlier today, Sledgehammer released the first trailer for the game and finally announced its official release date. Call of Duty: WWII will launch worldwide on November 3rd, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Activision and Sledgehammer Games just confirmed that the next Call of Duty game, which is set to release in November 2017, will take place during World War II, making it the first Call of Duty game to do so since 2008's Call of Duty: World at War. So far, all the promotional material for the upcoming game has been under the title Call of Duty: WWII; however, we still don't know if this is the official title or simply a placeholder name.

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Blizzard is bringing some more elements from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm in a future update! The cyborg ninja known as Genji will be available as a new hero, while an altered version of the Hanamura control point map (which is also Genji's ancestral home in the Overwatch lore) will become a new map.

Read more after the jump!

Electronic Arts and Motive Studios revealed tons of new information regarding Star Wars Battlefront II. The new game will release on November 17, 2017, for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 with a fleshed out single-player campaign that will be canonical to the Star Wars universe, multiple player classes to choose from, and all eras from the film saga represented in-game with new playable hero characters, ships, locales to visit. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Make the jump to get your Star Wars gaming fix!

"Uprising," the latest event for Blizzard's Overwatch, is now live, pitting teams of four players against waves of Omnic AIs as they attempt to retake King's Row from the Null Sector. In addition to the new mode, there are a ton of new skins, sprays, emote, voice lines, and highlight intros.

Read more after the jump!

Overwatch is one heck of an online shooter, and it's kept its status high in many gamers' minds through the use of special events, as well as a constant stream of new details on the game's world and lore. Those two aspects are about to collide, judging by a new French trailer that's just been leaked, which shows off a bunch of stuff regarding an upcoming player-vs-AI event titled "Insurrection." Set seven years before the events of Overwatch, the event looks to feature a city under attack by Omnics, as well as a number of new skins and other unlockables for multiple characters.

Read more after the jump!