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We've been hearing rumblings about a new Xbox model since last year, and the rumors of a disc-free Xbox One really picked up last month with talk of an imminent reveal. While this isn't always the case with rumors, this time all that smoke was coming from a very real fire. During the ongoing episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft has just unveiled a new Xbox model.

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Last May, Epic Games teamed up with Marvel for a crossover event that brought the villainous Thanos and his all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet to Fortnite for a limited time event. Players could find and equip the gauntlet to transform into Thanos himself and wreak havoc on their opponents with overpowered punches and laser attacks. The event was short-lived, but data miners believe it will be returning soon.

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A few months back Celeste developer Matt Thorson revealed that a new chapter is headed to the game as DLC. This final update is titled Chapter 9: Farewell, and it will be free on all platforms. Farewell will be a single, continuous chapter (no B-Side) with some new mechanics, and it's said to be the hardest Celeste challenge yet. We haven't heard much about it since January, but today Matt shared an update.

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If you're a fan of over the top courtroom drama, today is a good day! The beloved Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series is back in a new trilogy bundle that includes Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations. All three games have been remastered with improved graphics and new features. You can pick the trilogy today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

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Millions around the globe are eagerly awaiting the debut of Stranger Things Season 3 (including yours truly), and when the new episodes drop on Netflix on July 4th, fans will also be able to enjoy a tie-in video game. Developed by BonusXP, the game is a top-down beat 'em up with puzzle solving and some added lore that will help flesh out the town of Hawkins. The latest trailer shows off some of the game's dialogue and takes us on a tour of Hawkins that includes the pool, the mall, the ice cream shop, and more.

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Last week, Gearbox Software finally released the first trailer for Borderlands 3. The game's big reveal didn't come with a release date attached, but Gearbox didn't make fans wait long to find out. A new trailer launched today that highlights the new Vault Hunters and the villainous Calypso Twins they'll be fighting. The trailer also revealed a release date of September 13th.

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With a new month comes a new rotation of free games for active Xbox Live subscribers. Microsoft recently revealed their lineup for April's Games with Gold, featuring a collection of free Xbox One titles and backward compatible extras that some players might want to pick up, available via Xbox Live Gold for a limited time only.

Most of this month's collection seems to carry an extraterrestrial theme, as these games revolve mostly around space-faring adventures, featuring an old favorite from Microsoft's debut system. Hit the jump for more details!

Yacht Club Games made a name for themselves with the highly successful retro-styled platformer Shovel Knight. Since its launch, they've been releasing regular updates and expansions, but they've also been working on something brand new. Today the indie studio revealed that they've teamed up with Mechanical Head Studios to create a new game called Cyber Shadow.

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It has only been a little over two years since the launch of the crowdfunded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This fourth installment of WayForward's acclaimed indie series was the titular half-genie's breakout onto HD back in 2016. It made for Shantae's biggest adventure yet, what with additional expansions, storylines, and playable characters cumulating towards the all-inclusive Ultimate Edition last year.

With the franchise milestones set with Half-Genie Hero, excitement towards the future of Shantae has continued to build, and it all came to a head tonight with a special announcement from WayForward. Hit the jump for more!

With a deeper insight into the inner machinations of Team Sonic Racing at SXSW 2019 came additional details about the upcoming racing title's own music. Jun Senoue of Crush 40 fame has confirmed that the TSR original soundtrack—appropriately titled Maximum Overdrive—will be dropping worldwide with the release of the game, and it will be a behemoth of an anthology to collect at that.

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The SEGA-hosted "Gotta Go Fast" panel at SXSW 2019 was all about Sumo Digital's Team Sonic Racing, the next multiplatform Sonic the Hedgehog racer coming to consoles in the next two months. Fans were treated to a deeper dive into what the upcoming Sonic title has to offer, with expectations high following the studio's All-Stars Racing Transformed in 2012. If what was shown at the panel was of any indication, TSR is shaping up to be quite the treat for longtime fans.

One extensive preview of the game showed off the vehicle customization feature, where players can swap out parts, paint jobs, vinyls, and horns to make their car their own. Check out the trailer after the jump, backed with a tasty "Crank the Heat Up!! ...for Final Egg" remix from Sonic Adventure!

Dragon Ball FighterZ has been a huge hit with well over 3 million copies sold since its debut just over a year ago, and Bandai Namco has kept players engaged with regularly released new content. New fighters have joined the game in DLC packs, and Season 2 is in full swing. The latest newcomer has just been revealed, and it's... an interesting choice.

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Hot on the heels of the reveal that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, 343 Industries also revealed that Halo: Reach is finally making its way to the collection on both PC and Xbox One. While no release date was given, 343 will be present at SXSW on Sunday, so we might get some more information then.

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Fortnite is one of the hottest games in the world right now, with millions of players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices. It also has cross-play functionality, letting players on different platforms compete directly. However, Epic Games has just announced that the latest update makes some major changes to player pools.

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Back in January, we learned that developer nWay is creating a new Power Rangers fighting game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid aims to be the "high fidelity fighting game" that Power Rangers fans crave, and it's set to launch this Spring. Following the brief teaser we got in January, nWay has just released a more extensive gameplay trailer.

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