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The 2017 PlayStation Experience rediscovered many 2018 PlayStation 4 releases and featured in-depth interviews with many developers. Trailers also debuted for many anticipated releases, including Monster Hunter World. One of the biggest parts of this trailer in particular revealed that a 3D model of the 8-bit hero Mega Man will be able to be used as a skin for your Felyne partner, and weapons and abilities from the Mega Man series will make an appearance too!

Spring jump off of Rush to read about more highlights of PlayStation Experience 2017!

Following the announcement that Bayonetta 1 and 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch next February, Platinum Games has shared additional details on the new features and improvements these ports will see, including Amiibo support and video capture for up to 30 seconds. Picking up these games either physically or digitally sounds like a great way to prepare for the newly announced Bayonetta 3, which was also revealed at The Game Awards.

Make the jump to read Platinum Games' full press release on the title and see what else these titles are getting!

Which gaudy holiday gift would you rather receive? The North American Splatfest for the Splatoon 2 holiday season will be focusing on that very question, as it pits those who would prefer Christmas sweaters against those in favor of Christmas socks. The Splatfest will begin on Friday, December 15th at 9:00 PM PT, and you can choose your team now!

Squid jump to learn what Europe and Japan are currently fighting about in their own Splatfests!

The world of Metro: Exodus looks more frightening and unlivable every time it's shown off. The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC game was detailed in its harsh post-nuclear landscape of snow and recognizable Metro franchise mutants. The overlying narration sounds melancholy and ominous, and there is plenty of time for more excitement to brew before the game drops in fall of 2018.

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Before The 2017 Game Awards began, the creators of Job Simulator shared with host Geoff Keighley that their next project—titled Vacation Simulator—will be headed to PlayStation VR next year. A controllable human character will be able to interact with robot companions on a colorful beach, and that alone seems intriguing.

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A Way Out, a unique-looking co-op game announced earlier this year, received a brand new trailer at The Game Awards. New maneuvers and story details were shown off, and the developers seem passionate about the title.

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Media Molecule, the developers of the LittleBigPlanet series, is ready to bring their new creation into life in 2018. Dreams for PlayStation 4 received a new trailer at The Game Awards, and it shows off a breadth of gameplay ideas, from a prepared story players will be able to experience to tons of creation tools for the players to create their own games and stories.

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We got another look at Kojima Production's Death Stranding featuring Norman Reedus at the 2017 Game Awards. Still without a release date or actual gameplay shown, all there is to go off of is this extended new trailer with creepy imagery and interesting narrative questions.

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As if the announcement of Bayonetta 3 being a Nintendo Switch exclusive wasn't enough, Bayonetta 2 is being ported to the system along with the original game just as the Wii U title did back in 2014. Players will be able to play cooperatively with separate Joy-Con in Bayonetta 2 as well! The games launch on one cartridge together on February 16, 2018.

Make the jump to watch the trailer presented at The Game Awards!

Star Wars Battlefront II is already getting its first of multiple seasons of free DLC.  Starting on December 13th, players will be able to control hero/villain characters Finn and Captain Phasma from the sequel trilogy in preparation for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which comes to movie theaters on December 15th.  The old rebel base on the planet Crait will be the newest map in the multiplayer.  On top of that, Iden Versio's story continues in DLC for the campaign, which also leads into the upcoming film.

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Firewatch was a huge story-driven indie success of 2016, and now the developers at Campo Santo have a new game in the works. In the Valley of Gods was revealed as their next release, due for launch in 2019. The game will feature an animated duo exploring what looks to be ancient Egyptian ruins in the days of old film cameras.

Make the jump to watch the full trailer revealed at The Game Awards!

The pre-show for the 2017 Game Awards kicked into a higher gear with the announcement that the famous story of World War Z will be getting a video game adaptation for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The gameplay looks reminiscent of the upcoming Days Gone for PlayStation 4, and I guess we will see if the game is more faithful to the novel than the Brad Pitt film was.

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Difficulty. It is something that no entertainment medium other than video games has to contend with. Our input as players defines our experiences with our games, in particular how challenging they are. One need only be present for a song or movie to finish in order to get the full experience. In order to get through a game however, one must be skilled enough to adapt to the requirements of whatever game is being played to "win" in the end. Some games give us fairer challenges than others, and it is in evolving game design where either frustration or satisfaction on behalf of the player are born.

So gamers, make the jump if you want to know what makes us tick when it comes to facing our virtual demons!

For a free game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp accomplishes a remarkable amount: being able to appeal to millions of players who have never played an Animal Crossing game before, introducing new elements to the franchise, creating a streamlined version of seeing more design options and animal friends than ever before in a relatively short period of time, and simplifying gameplay for all ages and interest levels. Without further ado, let's go camping!

Read the full op-ed to understand why I think Pocket Camp is just right for a Nintendo mobile game for all parties involved!

Yes, there is actually a game behind all the controversy surrounding the microtransactions the world cannot stop speaking about. As a disclaimer, this review will focus solely on the microtransactions-free single player campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II. The multiplayer seems to be an addicting setup for Star Wars fans who have self-control enough to not spend their hard-earned cash on elements (with some time) unlocked otherwise through playtime, but for nerds like me, the single-player game is a refreshing break from the hectic, wily realm of multiplayer for a canon tale worthy of the famous brand.

Force jump inside for the full campaign review!