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Though I missed taking part in Overwatch's Halloween event, I was able to get a healthy (or maybe not) amount of time logged during the Winter Wonderland event last month. I had a ton of fun blasting my opponents with snowballs, so I've been anxiously awaiting word about when another special event would kick off. I and other Overwatch fans won't have to wait but a few more days, however, as Blizzard has teased the Year of the Rooster event celebrating the Chinese New Year.

We don't know exactly what Blizzard has in store for us, but they have provided a few teases. Head inside to find out more!

Elon Musk has long been considered to be a real life Tony Stark, being a billionaire who was created multiple successful businesses including SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Apparently the man is also an avid gamer, as, in a recent interview with Sam Altman, he professed his love for Overwatch and other games from Blizzard Entertainment. In addition to the praise for the multiplayer shooter, Musk and Altman discussed one modern gaming's biggest weaknesses: storytelling.

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A few weeks ago, we heard that Final Fantasy XV's first story DLC would follow Gladiolus, who will have a boss fight with the classic character Gilgamesh. Since then, the director of the game, Hajime Tabata, promised to deliver a lot more content for the game throughout 2017. Now, in a recent interview with Famitsu, Tabata is teasing more DLC for Final Fantasy XV.

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Psyonix's 2015 hit Rocket League is still going strong, according to new stats released by their Twitter account. The game has now gained just over 25 million players and has held over one billion matches.

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Many an Overwatch player has been snagged by the seemingly dimension-jumping piece of metal that is Roadhog's hook from behind a wall or across a map, something which understandably frustrates his opponents. Blizzard has been working to rectify the hook's mechanics in the Public Test Realm (PTR), but it's proving more difficult than originally thought.

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We're only eleven days into 2017, but Yacht Club Games is bringing Shovel Knight fans around the world an early Christmas with a huge new update regarding the future of the game. Before you ask, there still isn't a firm release date on Specter of Torment. However, Yacht Club has detailed some pretty neat changes and additions that I believe makes up for not knowing.

Head inside for all the details about the future of Shovel Knight!

The world of Eos in Final Fantasy XV is already pretty huge (especially when you are trapped without both the Regalia or a Chocobo), but a recent video shows that Eos is even bigger than it seems. YouTuber Fotm Hero used a glitch to go out-of-bounds, where it was discovered that Final Fantasy XV contains a number of unused areas. It is unclear at this point whether these areas existed previous and were cut from the game or if they are regions to be used in the game's upcoming DLC packs.

Head inside to check out the full video, but be warned that these areas are so big that it took an hour to fully explore them!

2017 marks the Kingdom Hearts series' 15th anniversary, and Square Enix plans to celebrate it by releasing Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue, as well as hosting an orchestral tour that will feature music from the series. Square Enix also set up a giant stained glass clock in Shinjuku that's currently counting down to the Japanese release of Kingdom Hearts 2.8, which is this Thursday (tomorrow morning for North America).

A website has also appeared that features a digital version of the clock, which uses your device's internal clock for the countdown. It can be assumed that the countdown should match the one in Shinjuku. For now, we don't know if these countdowns mean anything other than being a celebration for Kingdom Hearts 2.8, so we'll have to wait until Wednesday morning to find out. For now, you can view pictures of the clock in Shinjuku, which will be set up until January 15th, after the jump!

Gamers everywhere were thrilled when Square Enix revealed that Kingdom Hearts III had begun development, and they were positively ecstatic when Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced. It's been several years since both of those events, and 2016 came and went with hardly any news on either title's progress. Well, it's a new year now, and a new update has just popped up from the director of both titles, Tetsuya Nomura. If you were hoping for to see either of those games come out this year, however, you'll probably be disappointed.

Make the jump to see Nomura's comments!

Overwatch has enjoyed a ton of success so far, and one of the ways it's done so is by having regular holiday-themed (or Olympics-themed) events, offering special rewards and loot to players who participate in the game during these time periods. If Blizzard keeps to the timetable they've been using, we'll be due for another one next month, and thanks to some new voice lines discovered in Overwatch, we have extra reason to believe that it will be themed for Valentine's Day.

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Paying close attention to the Kill Feed (which clues you in to the last four players to be eliminated) is an important part of playing Overwatch competitively, and soon it will become an even bigger aid to players. Blizzard is constantly looking for ways to tweak and update Overwatch to make it a better overall experience, and they are currently testing out a new and more detailed Kill Feed on the Public Test Region. Hit the jump for the details!

Back in 2013, independent studio Tequila Works revealed Rime, a stylistic action-adventure game that drew inspiration from the work of Team Ico and Studio Ghibli. The game was originally planned to launch exclusively on PlayStation 4, but shortly after its initial reveal, Tequila Works grew silent about its development for some time, having run into some legal issues with Sony, Rime's publisher. These issues seem to have been resolved as, a few days ago, Tequila Works uploaded a new "re-reveal" trailer for Rime, announcing for the first time that the game will be launching on multiple platforms.

Back when Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launched last August, the loyal fans who had preordered the game were rewarded with a few bonuses. These included an extra mission in the campaign, several free consumables, and some additional skins for characters and weapons. Until now, these rewards were unavailable for anyone who hadn't preordered the game. However, a few days ago, Square Enix announced that it would be making these rewards available to everybody, free of charge.

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It's been awhile since we received a progress update on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, but that changed recently. Director Koji Igarashi decided to kick the new year off with a Kickstarter backer update that includes a look at a new location in the game: a village set under a blood red sky. Players will pass through this village on their way to the castle where the bulk of the game takes place, but they'll have to battle off demons along the way. Hit the jump to see a video showing off the village!

Mass Effect fans have been waiting a long time for the next entry in the franchise, and that wait is finally almost over. Developer BioWare recently announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch in North America on March 21st. European gamers will get the game two days later. Once the game launches, there will inevitably be new content added as DLC over time. We don't know much about BioWare's plans for Andromeda DLC, but one thing we do know is that they aren't planning to offer a season pass. Hit the jump for more details.