If Fortnite: Battle Royale existed back in the NES and SEGA Master System days, this is probably what it would have looked like on those systems. Animation specialists “Gamology” on YouTube have created a short clip that shows you dropping in from the Battle Bus, collecting resources, hiding in bushes, riding a rocket and even fighting a boss. Read more to see what the hype is all about.
Epic Games’ Fortnite Ice Storm event has kicked off, and it all began with a mysterious orb that recently appeared above Polar Peak. That orb has now opened, and the Ice King has emerged, blanketing the island with an Ice Storm, which has frozen it over. Strange zombie-like creatures called Ice Fiends have also appeared. This means new enemies and fresh challenges for players, with each offering 500 experience points for completion. If you complete six Ice Storm challenges, players receive a black and ice blue wrap. For those finish all 13 challenges, there’s a Winter’s Thorn Glider reward. Read more for a livestream of a professional gamer tackling this new event.
NetherRealm Studios’ upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 game is the eleventh main installment in the series and a sequel to 2015’s Mortal Kombat X. It’s scheduled for release on April 23, 2019, across the Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Those who pre-order the game will be given access to the character Shao Kahn, and, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, access to the game’s beta phase, which is set to start in March 2019. There will also be a Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition that includes the main game, Kombat Pack, Scorpion mask bust, exclusive steel case, commemorative magnet coin and authenticity plate. “I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to. Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing,” said Ronda Rousey. Read more to watch the matches from today’s gameplay reveal event.
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Sony’s PlayStation Classic may not have been a runaway success due to its limited game library, but there are several workarounds, and it’s being offered for just $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Straight from the box it comes pre-loaded with 20 fan-favorite games along with two wired controllers for local multiplayer showdowns and a virtual memory card for vital game saves. This miniature console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation and includes a HDMI cable to connect directly to a television set. Product page. Read more for a video showing how to play PSP games on the PlayStation Classic.
You may have heard that rapper Soulja Boy pulled his previous video game consoles due to legal threats, but now, he’s back at it again, and with a brand new PlayStation Vita knockoff, called the “SouljaGame Handheld”. It’s priced at $99.99 and features a 4.3″ (480 x 272 resolution) display, 8GB of internal storage, an integrated camera, TV out, and a “multi thread task mode, you can listen to music, while watching e-books.” There’s no word yet on if it will come branded with the Soulja logo, but if this interests you, snag one quick, or else it may be pulled again even before hitting the ground. Read more for another hands-on review of this console and additional information.
The New BittBoy is an ultra portable game console that not only plays Game Boy games, but NES as well as Game Boy Color titles, and near perfectly to say the least. Measuring in at a svelte 6.8 x 9.9 x 1.3cm, it features a bright 2.4-inch (original 2.2-inch) IPS LCD display, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot. Thanks to its new 700mAh battery (original 500mAh), you’ll get roughly 3-hours of continuous gameplay before needing a recharge. Product page (Amazon) / Aliexpress. Read more for our full review.
Many already know that RollerCoaster Tycoon is a series of simulation video games that lets players build and manage an amusement park. Each game challenges players with open-ended amusement park management, development, and construction. Marcel Vos has created “12 Years of Suffering” a ride that that doesn’t end for 12 straight years in real-world time. Simply put, it’s two separate coasters that have been joined together, with one taking up almost all of the park with single carts that go around 20 times and another on a smaller track that features 30 carts. Read more to see this crazy attraction in-action.
Microsoft has acknowledged that its Xbox Live service has unexpectedly gone down because of server issues and its support team has already taken quick action on Twitter to ensure that subscribers are up to date. It’s currently unknown what is causing tonight’s Xbox issues or how long they might last, but engineers are now working on the problems. You can apparently still log into Xbox Live despite multiplayer features being offline. Read more to see how Microsoft responded on Twitter and for additional information.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has just hit the Nintendo Switch and one of the first reviews has already gone live. For those interested, this version actually contains New Super Mario Bros. U and the even more challenging New Super Luigi U – two full games with a lots of high-quality content. While you can play as iconic characters Mario, Luigi, Toad and Nabbit, a new character also joins the mix – Toadette, while less-experienced players can play as Nabbit and Toadette, since they offer extra assistance during play. When Toadette picks up a Super Crown, she transforms into Peachette and can double jump, float slowly during freefall and also boost back up after falling into a pit. As Nabbit, players won’t be hurt by enemies and can earn extra 1UPs at the end of stages. Get it here now. Read more for the video review and additional information.
Bungie officially announced today that it’s parting ways with Activision Publishing and will self-publish all future Destiny titles. They partnered in 2010 after Bungie sold its Halo rights to Microsoft and started work on what would become 2014’s mega successful online multiplayer / shooter RPG hybrid called Destiny. The franchise’s downfall may be somewhat due to the popularity of free-to-play games like Fortnite and PubG that make all of its revenue with microtransactions. “Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects,” said Bungie. Read more for another video and additional information.