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87 Videogame Posts from This Weekend

by Chris CounteyApril 10, 2017
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The Arkham Horror card game: You got some RPG in my CCG

from Opposable Thumbs Ars Cardboard reviews the latest Cthulhu game from Fantasy Flight.

How to Raise Your Social Stats in Persona 5

from IGN Video Games “Social Stats – Persona 5: The social stats in Persona 5 are five different
stats that dictate your accessibility and skill in different parts of the
game’s social features. In…”

Watch the super bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl, live, right here

from Polygon A field of 292 duke it out all day in one of America’s great tournaments

Ghost in the Shell’ is more cyberposeur than cyberpunk

from Joystiq “Spoilers ahead for the Ghost in the Shell anime and US remake. The original
Ghost in the Shell anime feature is a cultural landmark. It was a neo-noir
story se…”

RunAway Blows 3-1 Lead In Overwatch Apex Finals

from Kotaku “OGN, a Korean esports organization, hosted the grand finals for Overwatch
Apex Season 2, and it was a barn-burner. RunAway, a Cinderella story team
with no organization, met the titanic Lunatic-Hai, a team whose only loss
in the group stage was to RunAway. A mixture of revenge and underdogs, and
a grand finals that went the distance.”

How People Are Flying Using Magnesis in Zelda

from IGN Video Games “Cheats and Secrets – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: This page
will catalogue every cheat, secret, and exploit in The Legend of Zelda:
Breath of the Wild. Use these to bypass tough puzzles and more. KN…”

The Weekend In Esports: Tecmo Super Bowl Returns

from Kotaku “Tecmo Super Bowl is back! Re-live the glory of the most beloved sports game
of all time by watching its top players face-off this weekend in the game’s
annual Madison Bowl.”

Recommended Reading: iFixit wants to show you how to repair everything

from Joystiq “Meet the $21 Million Company That Thinks a New iPhone Is a Total Waste of
Money David Whitford, Inc. We’re no stranger to iFixit’s in-depth teardowns
here at…”

So let’s talk about Hainly Abrams from Mass Effect: Andromeda

from destructoid “Usually, when looking over my Dtoid emails, I’m content to watch the main
staff do their thing. This includes controversial topics that I must later
brace myself to help moderate alongside the rest of the community team, so
it’s rare that I…”

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Look Way Better With SNES-Themed Buttons

from Kotaku “The Nintendo Switch grey Joy-Con controllers are pretty nondescript all by
themselves, but you can throw a few SNES-themed buttons on there to spice
things up if you’re brave enough.”

Weekend deals: Bulletstorm: Full Clip and cheap Bethesda PC games

from destructoid “On Friday, April 5 Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition went live on Steam for
$49.99. This remaster with added content is getting a release discount for
PC gamers at DLGamer with a $10 drop to $39.99. This is the best price
online for Full …”

White House hires Lyft manager for a key transportation role

from Joystiq “It’s tempting to oversimplify the ridesharing industry into an ideological
battle: Lyft is the kinder, more generous outfit that donates to the ACLU,
while Uber…”

Carrie Fisher will appear in Star Wars: Episode 9, says her brother

from Polygon She won’t be a CGI character, either

Celebrate The Most Famous Egg In Gaming With Mystery World Dizzy 

from Kotaku “It only took a little over two decades to arrive, but Mystery World Dizzy,
the NES port of the arcade game Fantasy World Dizzy, which was supposed to
come out back in 1993, is now available to play for free in honor of the
character’s 30th birthday.”

Gearbox announces new partnership with guy in oversized trench coat (Fauxclusive)

from destructoid “Following the demise of its poorly planned deal with gray market reseller
G2A, Gearbox announced today any new partnerships the company makes will
only be with retailers that are on the complete up-and-up, such as its new
deal with a guy on…”

Gag ransomware forces you to play an anime shooter game

from Joystiq “A typical ransomware takes your files hostage in exchange for money, but
“”Rensenware”” asks for something else. It forces you to play an anime-type
shooter game…”

Goodbye Sweet Nomad

from Kotaku “Things get weird on Mass Effect: Andromeda’s desert world of Eos when you
start pushing the Nomad over 160 kilometers per hour. As several players
have reported on Reddit, the glitch happens while zooming around the
planet’s surface at high speeds.”

EVE Vegas 2017 coming October 6-8

from The Ancient Gaming Noob “One of the final announcements at EVE Fanfest in Iceland was the dates for
this year’s EVE Vegas. The EVE Vegas site has been updated with details
and tickets are now available. (Though the super-early bird tickets are
already sold out.) The dates are October 6th through 8th and the venue this
year will be…”

Bizarre Modes Lead To Insane Rocket League Goals

from Kotaku “We’re halfway through season three of the Rocket League Championship
Series, and to celebrate, several teams are participating in an
invitational today where the maps and settings were determined by viewers.
Opening the action were Atelier and Denial Esports, who would soon be
plunged into the sound and fury of community-nominated novelty game modes.”

Windows 10 can set up a PC using your voice

from Joystiq “Windows installations have come a long way over a few decades. It used to
be that you had to hand-hold the system, but it’s increasingly automatic —
you can ev…”

Resident Evil 4 Finale – Resident Kinevil

from GameSpot “Mary and Mike escape an all-out war zone to fight Saddler and “”work
over-time.”””

Marshadow is on the way to Pokémon Sun and Moon soon

from Polygon Details on how to capture it to follow

Salt And Sanctuary’s Claustrophobic Exploration Is Perfect For The Vita

from Kotaku “It took Ska Studios just over a year to get its side-scrolling action game
onto the Vita, but the wait was worth it. Salt and Sanctuary takes the best
of Metroidvania-style games and Souls-likes and condenses it into the ideal
portable experience.”

Shadow Brokers’ give away more NSA hacking tools

from Joystiq “The elusive Shadow Brokers didn’t have much luck selling the NSA’s hacking
tools, so they’re giving more of the software away — to everyone. In a
Medium post,…”

Indie hit ‘Besiege’ is adding online machine-making duels

from Joystiq “The war machine construction game Besiege has been a darling of Steam’s
Early Access scene, and for good reason: its extremely flexible building
block system ha…”

Baldwin Shepard Commits Genocide – The Saddest Party On The Citadel Episode 6

from GameSpot “This episode of Saddest Party sees the return, and goodbye, of a fan
favorite character. We are so sorry.”

Overwatch For Nintendo Switch Sounds Unlikely, But Not Ruled Out

from GameSpot “Game director Jeff Kaplan says Blizzard may need to “”revisit performance””
to bring the game to Nintendo’s console.”

Kobo will sell discounted digital copies of your paper books

from Joystiq “Kobo, the Canadian e-reader titan, has snapped up a little-known e-book
platform called Shelfie and will incorporate its features into its apps.
Shelfie was a s…”

Bernie Sanders quietly launched his own podcast

from Joystiq “Just because Bernie Sanders is no longer a presidential candidate doesn’t
mean that he’s out of the internet’s spotlight. In fact, it might be easier
than ever…”

Carrie Fisher Will Be In Star Wars: Episode 9, Brother Says

from GameSpot Disney will reportedly use “recent footage” of the actress in the 2019 film.

Man-made global warming makes droughts and floods more likely

from Joystiq “We already know that man-made global warming is bound to affect our planet,
but it’s hard to connect human activities to specific events. Now a team of
Penn Sta…”

EL Gaming Stomps Team Efficiency To Win WGL APAC S2 Finals And $50,000

from GameSpot Top team crowned today at Season II Finals in Taiwan.

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader run community: To Love But Never Able To — The Sa

from Kotaku “Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader run community: To Love
But Never Able To — The Sakura Wars Series Part 1 • Spacemon: A Pokémon
TRPG – Profile 5: The Pilot • Old Man Logan Comic Review — 50 Shades Of
Logan”

Ben Heck’s mini pinball game

from Joystiq “As the team works on bringing their projects into production, it’s time to
turn our attention to the Super Space Shuttle mini pinball game. This was
definit…”

Sunday Comics: Zelda Economics

from Kotaku “Welcome to Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best
webcomics that usually occurs on Sunday except when it doesn’t. The images
enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.”

More than ‘joke’ controllers, Mad Catz forever changed the fighting game scene

from Polygon Mad Catz and Mark Julio helped the FGC grow

Sunday’s Best Deals: Mission Activewear, Rosetta Stone, Anova Sous-Vide, and More

from Kotaku “Discounted Mission Activewear, a Rosetta Stone Gold Box, a fantastic deal
on an Anova sous-vide circulator, and more of Sunday’s best deals.”

Sunday’s Best Deals: Mission Activewear, Rosetta Stone, Anova Sous-Vide, and More

from Kotaku “Discounted Mission Activewear, a Rosetta Stone Gold Box, a fantastic deal
on an Anova sous-vide circulator, and more of Sunday’s best deals.”

Sunday’s Best Deals: Mission Activewear, Rosetta Stone, Anova Sous-Vide, and More

from Kotaku “Discounted Mission Activewear, a Rosetta Stone Gold Box, a fantastic deal
on an Anova sous-vide circulator, and more of Sunday’s best deals.”

Sunday’s Best Deals: Mission Activewear, Rosetta Stone, Anova Sous-Vide, and More

from Kotaku “Discounted Mission Activewear, a Rosetta Stone Gold Box, a fantastic deal
on an Anova sous-vide circulator, and more of Sunday’s best deals.”

Sunday’s Best Deals: Mission Activewear, Rosetta Stone, Anova Sous-Vide, and More

from Kotaku “Discounted Mission Activewear, a Rosetta Stone Gold Box, a fantastic deal
on an Anova sous-vide circulator, and more of Sunday’s best deals.”

New Releases: Yooka-Laylee, Cosmic Star Heroine, Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition

from GameSpot “This week is going full retro, so whether you remember the joy of 90s
platformers, the fun of 16-bit RPGs, or the promise of virtual reality,
there’s something for you to play.”

After Math: Flying high

from Joystiq “It’s been a big week for aviation achievements. DARPA successfully flew a
model of its next VTOL aircraft, Dr. Peggy Whitson is tacking on three more
months to…”

All Persona 5 Quiz Question Answers

from IGN Video Games “School Answers – Persona 5: Persona 5 has you living the life of an
ordinary student by day, which means you have to go to class, answer
questions, and do exams. To make things…”

GameStop looks into a potentially serious credit card breach

from Joystiq “Did you shop at GameStop’s online store for the holidays, or take advantage
of its post-holiday clearance sales? You might want to check your credit
card statem…”

Requiem for a DM

from Polygon A friendship bonded in a broken clock and the roll of dice

Paradigm Wants You To Confront The Ruling Class 

from Kotaku “Paradigm looks bonkers and it is. Released on PC early last week, it pokes
fun at the systems we’re all constrained by, inspired by classic
point-and-click games.”

The best blender

from Joystiq “By Christine Cyr Clisset and Lesley Stockton This post was done in
partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best homewares. When
readers choose t…”

New mythical Pokemon coming to Sun/Moon

from destructoid “When I picked up Pokémon Moon back in November, I swore to myself that it
was going to be the Pokémon game that would finally turn me into a diehard
fan. Here we are nearly five months later and I’ve racked up approx…”

Random Encounters Are The Bane Of A Final Fantasy Speedrunner’s Existence

from Kotaku “The Final Fantasy Series Relay Race III is going on right now, with three
teams of seventeen people competing to see which can beat every game in the
series first.”

Every Pop Culture Reference in Legion! (That We Found)

from GameSpot “Here are all the pop culture references we could find in Season 1 including
Pink Floyd, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, David Lynch and a ton more. Ryan
tucked so far into Legion he took a Klonopin, ate some yogurt and is just
chilling.”

Slingin yayo in GTA: Chinatown Wars is the greatest side-quest ever

from destructoid “I was first introduced to Grand Theft Auto at my best friend’s house. He
had the original game for the PlayStation and the two of us would spend
Saturday afternoons taking turns mowing down people, shooting up crowded
streets and tryi…”

Video Game Maker Sparks Outrage With Trademark of ‘Cyberpunk’

from Kotaku “Video game fans have been anticipating the latest franchise from CD Projekt
Red, Cyberpunk 2077, for years. But only recently did it come to light that
the makers of The Witcher franchise had trademarked the term “Cyberpunk”
and this week some fans cried foul. Now, the developer is insisting that
everything is ok and they’ll never use their power for evil.”

Real-life ‘Pong’ table is available as a crowdfunding project

from Joystiq “Remember that real-world Pong table that was supposed to become a product
you could buy if everything went smoothly? Well, it’s here… almost. The
creators hav…”

Hyper Dragon Ball Z is still getting new characters, stages, and move sets.

from Kotaku ” Hyper Dragon Ball Z is still getting new characters, stages, and move
sets. The latest trailer for the fan-made fighting game that dumps
everyone’s favorite DBZ characters into the Mugen engine used to make
Street Fighter and Dark Stalkers shows off the progress made in the latest
build now available to download.”

Fnatic Upset Top European Team In League Playoffs

from Kotaku “This weekend marked the kickoff of the League Championship Series’ spring
split playoffs, and in the European region, top team H2K finally met its
match against a revitalized Fnatic.”

Binding of Issac gets second printing on Switch with epic new artwork

from destructoid “I don’t own a Nintendo Switch yet, however, I do own three games for it
already. I preordered the special edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of
the Wild before it sold out, picked up a copy of Super Bomberman R on a
whim, and …”

Hack sets off all of Dallas’ emergency sirens

from Joystiq “Some hacks are clearly worse than others, but Dallas can at least lay claim
to facing one of the loudest hacks to date. The city reports that attackers
managed…”

Virus locks out data, unless you can score 200 million in an impossible game

from Polygon ‘Rensenware’ creator regrets his own joke

Heroes Of The Storm Matchmaking Helped These Two People Get Hitched In Real Life

from Kotaku “You never know where you might meet that special someone who makes you want
to spend the rest of your life with them. For SadJetsFan and Venus1812,
that place turned out to be a match in Heroes of the Storm.”

The Week In Games: Shiny Collectibles On The Horizon 

from Kotaku Picking stuff up in games will never get old.

Review: Use Your Words

from destructoid “Listen up fam, if you’re into making dank memes and have a few equally
‘lulz’ friends who want to create them sitting around a TV via their cell
phones, then this is the game for you. I guess? In a world that practically
speaks, eats, and b…”

How Persona 5 Reignited My Love for JRPGs – Reboot Episode 4

from GameSpot “This week Mike explores what makes a good JRPG and how Persona 5 uses the
genre’s tropes to its advantage.”

Scientists aim to reach the Earth’s mantle with an undersea drill

from Joystiq “We’d know a lot more about what’s under the Earth’s crust if Jules Verne’s
Icelandic volcano weren’t but a figment of his imagination. Japan’s Agency
for Marine…”

Time To Party Like The Bad Guys

from Kotaku “These are grim times we are living through, but that doesn’t mean Landon
Meier’s Hyperflesh—creators of terrifying rubber masks—can’t have some fun
with them.”

Bloggers Wanted: Crowdfunded

from destructoid “It feels like it’s been a decade since we’ve seen the rise of the
crowdfunded game. I’m always surprised when I remind myself that
crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game,
but nowadays a crowdfunded gam…”

Canada has some new plastic money, and to celebrate, someone slipped the Konami code into the Bank o

from Kotaku “Canada has a new $10 note, and to celebrate, someone slipped the Konami
code into the Bank of Canada’s website. Give it a shot.”

A Custom Gundam Nintendo Switch

from Kotaku “LOVENIN, a Nintendo fan from Thailand, messed up and bought a black & grey
Switch instead of a Neon one. To add some colour to his drab new console,
then, he decided to take it apart and add some Gundam flavour to the thing.
Looks great!”

Tesla reveals a sleek solar panel built for your existing roof

from Joystiq “Tesla’s home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but
it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to
bring renewable…”

RIP, Disney Infinity, And Thank You

from Kotaku “Last month, the servers for Disney Infinity—once aiming to be the biggest
thing in video games and toys—were quietly shut down. It’s fitting for the
game’s sad demise that few people even bothered to notice.”

Attack on Titan Season 2’s first episodes definitely weren’t worth the three-year wait

from destructoid “Attack on Titan dominated the fan scene three years ago. Conventions were
filled wall to wall with its cosplay, and it was one of the few anime
projects breaking out into the mainstream. Garnering attention for its
fresh take on post-apocal…”

Top 10 US Box Office: Ghost In The Shell Drops Big Time During Second Weekend

from GameSpot “Here are the top 10 highest-earning movies at the US box office this
weekend.”

Carrie Fisher will be in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ without use of CG

from Joystiq “Lucasfilm swore that it wouldn’t create a digital version of the late,
great Carrie Fisher for future Star Wars movies, but that doesn’t mean
she’ll be cut out…”

Tough water-repellent coating could lead to faster ships

from Joystiq “You’ve no doubt seen footage of water-repellent coatings that seemingly
defy the laws of nature. However, they have a catch: they’re often too
fragile to be use…”

Injustice 2: New Video For The Flash Coming Soon

from GameSpot Watch a teaser for the new trailer focusing on The Flash.

Microsoft Launches Xbox Academy, Free Xbox and PC Game Development Classes

from GameSpot “The Microsoft Store in Sydney is hosting free classes for students of all
ages to learn the basics of game development.”

Leaf veins may lead to longer battery life

from Joystiq “There have been many, many discoveries that promise longer battery life,
but one of the latest is rare in taking its inspiration from one of the
most common str…”

Homemade thrill ride speeds up if you’re not scared enough

from Joystiq “Roller coasters don’t care how scared you are, they always follow their
pre-programmed circuit to a “”T.”” That gave Dutch artist Daniel de Bruin an
idea: What if…”

On The Beach.

from Kotaku On The Beach. Malmö, Sweden. By Tomas Pich.

Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Persona 5 Is Series’ Biggest Launch Ever

from GameSpot “Mass Effect: Andromeda tumbles four places to No.5 as Persona wins its
first week on sale.”

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Could Be 10 Hours Long

from IGN Video Games “””There’s no way we could constrict and restrain ourselves, and that’s
exactly what was happening here.”””

The New Mythical Pokémon Isn’t Only In Sun And Moon

from Kotaku “There is a new Mythical Pokémon in Sun and Moon. The character, however, is
also appearing in the upcoming Pokémon reboot feature film.”

The Morning After: Monday, April 10th 2017

from Joystiq “Still haven’t cut the cord from your cable TV package? YouTube might get
you there. In more outlandish weekend news, international scientists plan
to drill deep…”

Weekly Sale Vol. 11: Up to 80% off Kathy Rain, Capitalism Plus, Seven Kingdoms 2 HD, Anima: Gate of Memories, and more!

from GOG.com News “Download the best classic and new games on Windows, Mac & Linux. A vast
selection of titles, DRM-free, with free goodies and 30-day money-back
guarantee.”

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel coming to PC

from Rock, Paper, Shotgun “Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will come to PC
this summer, publishers Xseed Games have announced, four years after its
console”

Weekly Sale Vol. 11: Up to 80% off Kathy Rain, Capitalism Plus, Seven Kingdoms 2 HD, Anima: Gate of Memories, and more!

from GOG.com News “Download the best classic and new games on Windows, Mac & Linux. A vast
selection of titles, DRM-free, with free goodies and 30-day money-back
guarantee.”

Original Gundam Composer Yuushi Matsuyama Has Died

from Kotaku “Yuushi Matsuyama, the composer of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime’s
theme songs, died last week after his house caught fire. He was 79.”

About The Author
Chris Countey
I am a Technical SEO Manager in Philadelphia by day and gamer by night. All opinions and bad jokes here and on social media are my own and do not represent the beliefs of any organization.

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