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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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Gamers interested in Yooka-Laylee were reasonably concerned when they saw critics give mostly average to mediocre scores for the retro revival title and 3D platformer from Playtonic Games. Many review outlets expressed that the biggest flaws with the game were its poor performance and sometimes erratic framerates, but now it looks like Playtonic is already addressing those concerns. Even before its commercial release, the developer has applied a patch to their game that should largely fix performances issues ranging from slowdown to poor camera controls.

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Cereza herself.On April 1st, an 8-bit version of SEGA and Platinum Games' excellent beat em' up series Bayonetta appeared on Valve's Steam service for PC, as well as on a page on their Japanese website. The game appears to be fully functional, albeit much more simple than the over-the-top madness that we've all come to expect from the Bayonetta series. It only uses two commands: jump and shoot. What is interesting about the release, however, is not the game itself, but the story told by its achievements, which lead to a countdown page on SEGA's website.

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The opening cutscene for Rare's Donkey Kong 64 was rather unconventional, to say the least. The game opened with the "Donkey Kong Rap," a three-minute-long hip-hop song about the Kongs and their greatness. Because it was so hilariously bizarre, the DK Rap became an instant classic; the iconic "DK! Donkey Kong is here!" motif should be recognizable to any old-school Nintendo fan. Now that so many of the creators behind Donkey Kong 64 are working for Playtonic Games, the company decided to create a "Yooka-Laylee Rap," which parodies the original "Donkey Kong" rap with a whole new cast of characters.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now fully playable on the PC in 4K thanks to Cemu, the Wii U emulator that's been in development for a little over a year. Before the latest update, the emulator struggled to run the game at a playable frame rate, and many glitches appeared that weren't present on official hardware. Now, at version 1.7.4, Cemu is able to run the game nearly flawlessly at resolutions not possible on the Nintendo Switch or Wii U. This requires a beefy PC, though, with the video's details showing that the user was using overclocked components.

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A few days ago, Bungie  officially announced Destiny 2, followed by a teaser trailer and later, finally, an official reveal trailer. Now, I'm a self-professed Destiny mega-fan, so take my frenetic ravings with a grain of salt. But by just looking at the new trailer, it is clear that Destiny 2 will far surpass the original, specifically in the area of the story.

Destiny 2 has also been confirmed for PC and will have a beta in the summer. The game releases September 8th, and you can preorder the game now. Make the jump, watch the trailers, and keep reading.

Zero Suit Samus is one of the best fighters in the Super Smash Bros. series, so naturally, it was only a matter of time before fans found a way to bring her into other fighting games. Thanks to a new mod by DeviantArt user Khaledantar666, it's now possible to play as Zero Suit Samus in the PC version of Street Fighter V. The mod looks great: the fighting moves look natural and work perfectly, and Samus's character model is well-done and fits into the world of Street Fighter quite nicely.

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YouTube star JonTron has been the subject of much controversy recently, after a series of insensitive racial comments that he made on Twitter and during an appearance on a live show with Destiny, a fellow YouTuber. His views on immigration and cultural assimilation have been perceived as racist by many fans, and as a result, he has received a lot of backlash, even losing over 10,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. Earlier today, JonTron received the worst hit yet, when Playtonic Games announced that it would be removing JonTron's voice work from its debut title, Yooka-Laylee, as the company did not wish to be associated with his personal views.

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Fans have proven to be quite pleased with the offerings of Blizzard's first-person shooter Overwatch, but that doesn't mean there are no further features that they'd like to see added. In some recent responses to users on the game's Battle.net forums, director Jeff Kaplan commented on a few of these desires, including that of a map editor being added to the game. Kaplan said that he is "extremely open-minded" about the possibility, but he also warned that it will likely be some time before it happens.

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While PlayStation Now may be being pulled from devices like the PS Vita and PlayStation 3, Sony is doubling down on the PlayStation 4 and PC support. In addition to the current collection of 480 PS3 games, players will soon be able to access PS4 titles on PS Now. While no games are confirmed, it's unlikely any extremely recent PS4 titles will make their way to the service. Regardless, because of how PS Now streams the game to your PS4 or PC, this will become the first way to legally play a PS4 game on PC without owning a PS4.

There is no word on whether the current $20 a month price will change and no solid release date for PS4 titles to come to the service. But overall this seems like a positive direction for PlayStation, bringing more of their games to a wider audience.

Since their dual unveilings at the House of Blues last year, fans have become more and more familiar with Sonic Mania as its now-Summer 2017 launch approaches, all while SEGA has kept mum on the codenamed Project Sonic 2017. Yesterday, the company finally broke their silence on the next main 3D installment in the franchise during the official Sonic panel at SXSW, dropping a ton of new details at the event and even showing off an exclusive first look at proper gameplay.

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