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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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More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

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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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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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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.

Bungie has just officially announced Destiny 2, the sequel to their 2014 sci-fi shooter Destiny, on Twitter. The new game has been hinted at for some time with leaked posters and rumors of a September launch. These have proven to be legit, and we can now expect it to release later this year.

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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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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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Following its reveal during the 25th anniversary party, Sonic Mania quickly became one of this year's most anticipated platformers for bringing back the retro gameplay older fans have come to know and love. Unfortunately, word comes from SXSW 2017 that eager players will have to wait a bit longer for the classic celebration's launch.

Series director Takashi Iizuka addressed release date concerns for Mania during the official Sonic panel, stating that the game won't meet its predicted Spring 2017 release and has been pushed towards a summer launch window.

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If you're excited for the upcoming reboot of Disney's DuckTales cartoon and are looking for some more 80's nostalgia, then Capcom may have you covered. The company was well known for adapting cartoons from The Disney Afternoon into video games, and some of them are said to be the best NES games of all time. Now, Capcom is giving you another chance to play them with The Disney Afternoon Collection.

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Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham recently held an interview where he explained why no Rocket League sequel is in the works. Apparently, the company doesn't want to break up the community it has already built and which is still growing, reaching 10.5 million copies sold and 27 million registered users. Dunham explains that the company won't consider releasing a sequel just to add a few new features, favoring updating the current game instead, assuring gamers that "we're in it for the long haul, if they're in it for the long haul."

As if to provide an example of their commitment, the developers over at Psyonix are tackling another popular sport to add to their game Rocket League. Make the jump for more info and for the new mode's reveal trailer!