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Watch today’s Nintendo Direct here

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo’s first proper stream since E3 2021 will last around 40 minutes. Nintendo’s next Direct livestream takes place later this evening and you can watch it right here. This will be a standard presentation which Nintendo says will feature both first and third-party news. The main focus tonight will be titles releasing on Switch this winter. You will be able to tune in at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm UK. As far as what we expect out of the stream,…

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Guardians of the Galaxy videos shine the spotlight on leadership both in and out of combat

The new videos show the importance of strong leadership. Two new Guardians of the Galaxy videos have been released, and in them, senior gameplay director Patrick Fortier discusses how players can lead their team of intergalactic misfits. In the first video, Fortier discusses how the Guardians synergize in battle, while the second focuses on how players can lead the Guardians outside of it. Each of the crew have their own distinct personalities out of combat, and each have their own unique specialties and abilities on the battlefield. For example, Rocket serves as the group’s multi-target explosive specialist, Groot as its…

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40-minute Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The next Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow. Nintendo has revealed the next Direct livestream, taking place tomorrow, September 23. This is going to be a full, standard Direct, where you can expect first and third-party news. Nintendo shared the news today on social media, announcing that the show will kick off at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm UK, and run for roughly 40 minutes. This will be the first proper Direct since E3. We’re “mainly” getting a look at games coming…

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Guardians of the Galaxy hands-on: strong worldbuilding sets up an MCU-accurate mix of the bland and brilliant

Eidos Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy game has delightful snippets of Deus Ex DNA and a real vision for a unique version of these heroes – but it also feels as safe as the most tame popcorn flicks in the MCU library. For my money, you can split the Marvel Cinematic Universe into two fairly separate camps. There’s the truly distinct films where a director makes a mark on a franchise, and there’s the ones that are run-of-the-mill popcorn flicks that probably get a bit of an easy ride from critics and audiences alike because they’re invested in the wider…

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Pokemon Unite hits mobile tomorrow alongside a space-themed Battle Pass

Pokemon Unite hits mobile tomorrow alongside a galactic Battle Pass, squads, and a special mission. Pokemon Unite hits mobile devices tomorrow when the free-to-start game hits the App Store and Google Play. Additionally, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language support will also be available in-game starting tomorrow across both the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions via a free downloadable update. Trainers can also look forward to an all-new battle pass arriving soon. By linking with a Nintendo Account or Pokemon Trainer Club account, Trainers will be able to access the same Pokemon Unite account on both Switch and mobile devices….

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FIFA 22 soundtrack is the largest ever, with over 120 songs included

EA has announced the FIFA 22 soundtrack, which includes the likes of Glass Animals, Polo & Pan, Bakar, CHVRCHES, and more. EA Sports has revealed the FIFA 22 soundtrack, boasting that this year’s game features the largest ever collection of music in the series, with an unprecedented 122 songs representing 27 nations. “This year’s main Soundtrack offers 52 new tracks – a genre-spanning collection of bold and uplifting rhythms from artists like Glass Animals, Polo & Pan, Bakar, CHVRCHES, and more,” says a press release from EA. “FIFA 22 will also showcase music from some of the world’s hottest newcomers…

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Nintendo is working on a new Switch controller, to be revealed in the next six months

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo is trying to keep its new Switch controller under wraps, but one is definitely in the works. Nintendo’s next Switch controller has been discovered in a new filing with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Nintendo does not describe the controller in any real detail, and the platform holder specifically requested the specifics to remain hidden until the controller has been officially announced. The new controller carries the model identification number HAC-043, indicating that it’s a Switch peripheral. Nintendo’s…

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Star Wars: Hunters gets a cinematic trailer and a 2022 release window

No longer coming out this year. A new trailer for Star Wars: Hunters has been released, showing off some more of the game as well as two characters you will play collectively. These characters are two Jawas going by the joint name of Utooni who are “scrappers with an arsenal of hidden firepower.” As you can see, one is sitting on top of the other’s shoulders. Jawas are a sentient species of short humanoids native to the Outer Rim desert world of Tatooine. Other characters shown in the trailer include the Sith warrior Rieve, Mandalorian Aran Tal, Sling Shot who…

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Madden 22 and Switch were best-sellers in the US during August – NPD

American football and Nintendo were tops in August. Madden NFL 22 and Switch were the best-sellers in August in the US, according to the latest NPD report, but ij hardware, PS5 lead in dollar sales. The NPD August 2021 report has been released, and it finds total industry spending up 7% year-over-year (yoy) reaching an August record of $4.4 billion. Year-to-date consumer spending totaled $37.9 billion, which is a 13% increase yoy. Hardware sales were up 45% compared to August 2020, to $329 million. This is the highest total for an August month since 2008 when total sales reached $395…

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Platinum Games has interest in bringing Star Fox Zero to Switch, but it’s up to Nintendo

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Platinum would need Nintendo’s okay to release and update the Wii U game. In an interview with VGC, Platinum Games studio head Atsushi Inaba said that there’s interest at the studio to revisit the Wii U’s Star Fox Zero for a Switch rerelease. “It’s unfortunate that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re locked out of the platform, so of course if possible we’d like to bring over any of those older titles to the newer platforms.” Inaba’s…

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Star Wars Racer, Republic Commando bundle listed on Amazon

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Online retailer lists Star Wars bundle for Switch and PS4 for a November 16 release. A listing for a Star Wars Racer and Star Wars Republic Commando bundle for Nintendo Switch and PS4 recently appeared on Amazon, suggesting that a rerelease of the two popular Star Wars games is making their way to Switch and PS4. Amazon listed this potential bundle for a November 16 release, developed by Aspyr and published by THQ Nordic. This bundle continues a renaissance of…

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy story trailer introduces characters and factions in the game

Walk a light-year in Peter Quill’s jet boots. Eidos-Montreal has released a new trailer detailing what awaits you in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Set 12 years after the conflict known as the Galactic War, the game has you walking in Peter Quill’s boots where you lead his buddies across the galaxy – and through whatever mess they have gotten themselves into at the time. In the new trailer, Grand Unifier Raker brings Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket, and Groot to the Universal Church of Truth. Here, they witness a ritual that takes place before the Matriarch. Grand Unifier Raker states…

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Annual Monster Hunter concert to stream online later this month

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The show will incorporate tracks from Monster Hunter Rise for the first time since its release. Details about the annual Monster Hunter orchestral concert were recently released, an annual event that serves as a showcase for the music of publisher Capcom’s popular action series. Fans can watch the concert online on September 28. Started in 2009 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the series, the show has been yearly since 2014 as the composers of the games join with the…

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Life is Strange: True Colors review – magic and mundane combine

Life is Strange first debuted in 2015, and since then, the series has carried a lot of things. Newly-made fans loved its attempts at a queer storyline; they hated its cringey, teen-clearly-written-by-out-of-touch-adult dialogue. But regardless, that first game set the tone for a series about (mostly) young people building connections with each other and trying to figure out a way into the future. Six years later, Life is Strange True Colors is more than just the next entry in this beloved series; it’s a testament to how much this franchise has grown and matured from the initial template. The first…

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Stardew Valley crosses 15 million sold as creator focuses on new game

Stardew Valley has sold over 15 million copies on all platforms since its inital release. News of the latest milestone for the game was revealed on the game’s website. While the game remains popular with players, it appears that further update may or may not be developed for the game as its creator, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has shifted focus on his lated project. Speaking with Zach “UnsurpassableZ” Hartman on Twitch following the Stardew Valley Cup, Barone said he didn’t “know at this point” whether another update would be released for his debut game due to being busy on the upcoming…