Sonic the Hedgehog was originally slated for release on November 8, 2019, but after a very negative reaction to Sonic’s design in the first trailer, which was released on April 30th, Paramount decided to delay the film until February 14, 2020, pledging to redesign the main character. Today, they released a new trailer showing exactly what they’ve been working on these past few months. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Back in June 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent with the INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil, titled “Configuration applied to / in data recording and storage equipment,” and it was published on November 5, 2019. For those who don’t know, the PS5 Developers Kit was patented by the same office. Read more to see the patent filing and for additional information.
8Bitdo, best known for their game controllers, has unveiled their latest product, the N30 Wireless Mouse. At first glance, this may appear to be an NES controller, but it’s actually a 2.4GHz wireless mouse for your computer, complete with a D-pad navigation button, a 3D touch panel, and rubber pad buttons. Read more for additional pictures and informationo.
Super Mario 64 Land has been released, and while it may not be a standalone game, this ROM Hack by Kaze Emanuar features a more linear design as well as more diversity with its level design. It boasts every power-up featured in the original and then some, complete with 130 stars spread across eight worlds, each of which with 5 to 6 playable levels. Read more for a teaser trailer and where to download it (click video description).
Love traveling or just want to experience a 6-hour flight across the Atlantic in economy class? Airplane Mode, published by AMC and developed by Hosni Auji, should do the trick. It launches some time in 2020 and features include a chance of inclement weather / turbulence, possibility of bad/no WiFi access, an overhead reading light and complementary aircraft information card. Read more for a teaser trailer and additional information.
Diablo 4 was officially unveiled at Blizzcon 2019, and the three major points of this game are Darkness, World, and Legacy, while Blood, Gore, as well as the occult will be core to the visual style and overall aesthetics of the game. This installment takes place many years after the events of Diablo III, and in the power vacuum, a legendary name resurfaces – Lilith, daughter of Mephisto, the whispered progenitor of humanity. Read more for a gameplay trailer and the full presentation.
Blizzard officially unveiled Overwatch 2 today at Blizzcon, and this sequel will maintain a “shared multiplayer environment” between it and Overwatch so players in either game can compete together in the existing player versus player (PvP) modes. This means they’ll be able to retain all unlocked cosmetics as well as other features, and least two new heroes will be added. Read more for a gameplay trailer and the full presentation.
Google announced today that DeepMind AI is the first artificial intelligence to reach the Grandmaster level in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. For those who don’t know how to play the game, two players basically compete against each other after choosing which alien race to be – Zerg, Protoss and Terran – with each having different abilities. To train the AI, DeepMind used three separate neural networks – one for each race of aliens it played as. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Razer Junglecat is essentially a dual-sided mobile gaming controller that comes complete with dual configuration for both mobile as well as desktop play. It offers two analog thumbsticks and bumper buttons on each side, while the left side sports a 4-way d-pad and the right has 4 extra action buttons. The device can be used in two different modes: attach one or both controllers to the included smartphone case for mobile play, or attach the controllers to the grip and use it as a handheld controller with other Android smartphones or tablets. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Minecraft has been described as one of the most influential and greatest video games in history, thanks to the ability for players to use a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world. NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX ray-tracing technology, which uses real light sources to accurately illuminate the environment, gives this title a modern visual makeover while keeping the same aesthetics as the original. Read more for an extended gameplay video of the ray-tracing on Minecraft.