All Posts by Steven Rollins

We're just a month and a half out from Cuphead's first anniversary, but the charming indie game is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Studio MDHR announced earlier today that their premiere title has sold over 3 million copies since its launch on September 29th of last year.

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One of my most anticipated games of 2018 is undoubtedly Red Dead Redemption 2. The first entry captivated me for months (despite my aversion to open-world games), so I'm super excited to see what Rockstar has in store for fans next. Though the game's launch isn't until October 26th, Rockstar treated us today to the first of a series of trailers showcasing Red Dead Redemption 2's gameplay.

Head inside to see the trailer and learn more about the world that awaits you in Red Dead Redemption 2.

It's summertime, and that means that another Overwatch event is getting ready to kick off. Starting tomorrow, August 9th, players can jump into the 3rd annual Summer Games event. The name of the game this time is Lucioball again—the Rocket League-esque faceoff that sees teams of three Lucios trying to blast a soccer ball into their respective goal. The action drops in Busan, South Korea this year, so get those passports ready and those suitcases packed because you only have until August 30th to join the fun. Some of the Overwatch heroes are celebrating with new skins, so be sure to get those while you can!

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Earlier today, during the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, Nintendo announced a slew of new characters that are joining the roster. Simon Belmont and King K. Rool are coming as brand new fighters, while Richter Belmont, Chrom, and Dark Samus are joining as Echo Fighters. With this expanded roster comes an expanded Amiibo lineup as well! That's right, Amiibo based on all five of these fighters will be available in the future, allowing you to train your fighters into the ultimate Smash brawler. No date has been announced yet, but keep your eyes peeled for any updates!

This morning, we were treated to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, and per usual, Nintendo came out of the gate swinging with some new character reveals. The legendary vampire hunters Simon and Richter Belmont from Konami's Castlevania franchise are joining the fight! Nintendo also unveiled a new Castlevania stage with 34 music tracks, as well as the inclusion of Alucard as an assist trophy. Head inside for all the details!

I'll be the first to admit that I never really gave the Mega Man X games a chance until a few years ago, so my experience with them has been pretty limited. That's why when Capcom released the Mega Man X Legacy Collections, I jumped at the chance to play them. The collections were a great idea, after all—bring back a franchise onto modern systems to introduce new players to the games, add in some new features for longtime fans of the series, and you should have a good combination.

Does it ultimately work though? Head inside to find out!

Summer Games Done Quick is just a couple days away, starting this Sunday, June 24th, at 12:30 PM Eastern. As always, this week-long event will be packed full of amazing speedruns, all performed in the name of supporting Doctors Without Borders. SGDQ 2018 is boasting an impressive lineup of 175 runs, totaling an estimated 148 hours of gameplay. Many of these games have been featured before, but there is an exciting handful making their GDQ debut!

Head inside to check out what are sure to be some of the more exciting debut runs!

While Life is Strange fans expected Dontnod Entertainment to reveal the second season to the acclaimed franchise at E3, the developer surprised us all by revealing the related The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit instead. Have no fear though, Dontnod isn't keeping us hanging. A trailer released earlier today revealed that the first of five episodes for Life is Strange 2 is launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on September 27th. Unfortunately, the trailer didn't reveal anything about the story this time around, though further information is set to be revealed this August.

It's the end of March, which can only mean one thing for Xbox gamers—the reveal of next month's Games With Gold lineup! This time around, Microsoft is swinging for the fences as the release schedule is one of the best ones I can remember. As usual, the lineup includes two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles for free, though you need an active Xbox Live Gold membership to claim them.

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Earlier today, the World Video Game Hall of Fame announced the finalists for induction into the body's Class of 2018. There are quite a few significant titles on the list, making it a rather difficult decision. Some of the games have historical significance, while others have molded popular culture around them. Which game(s) do you think should be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year?

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Since 2015, the Strong Museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame has been recognizing games that have contributed to the development of the gaming industry as we know it. This contribution could either be due to a game's popularity or to having a profound influence on the industry or popular culture. The World Video Game Hall of Fame has just released a list of 12 finalists up for inclusion in the "Class of 2018."

Head inside to find out which games are nominated for inclusion!

Video game movies aren't exactly known for their quality. One look at recent forays into the genre such as Warcraft or Assassin's Creed provides all the evidence we need to back that up. Despite this, we're still seeing attempt after attempt to capitalize on these franchises, with the most recent being Square Enix's Tomb Raider. The publisher has been quite successful with the franchise reboot in game form, but how does the transition to the big screen hold up?

Head inside to read our review of Tomb Raider.

Love them or hate them, it's hard to deny that GameStop is a major player in the video game industry. It is with a heavy heart then, that we report that former GameStop CEO Paul Raines, 53, has reportedly passed away. Raines spent eight years on GameStop's board of directors before resigning last month "to focus on his health and family."

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There's no doubt in anyone's mind that Super Mario Odyssey was one of the best games of 2017. Quality of the game aside, Odyssey proved to be real task for completionists, requiring a whopping 999 Power Moons to be collected. Even if you aren't going for the full 100%, Odyssey still offers a very large content volume, with a large chunk of it being locked until after you finish the game. With all this content already available, you might not expect that Nintendo would consider DLC, but as the game's producer Yoshiaki Koizumi points out, it isn't entirely out of the question.

Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

One of the downsides to the launch of a new console generation is that support for older consoles begins to get phased out. This process may ultimately take a while to fully play out, but it will inevitably happen. Now, almost four and a half years after the premiere of the PlayStation 4, Sony has decided to take another step in this direction by making a major change to its PlayStation Plus program starting next year.

To find out more about this shift, hit the jump.