The Joker was the person who started this entire mess with heroes fighting heroes in the original game. While that version of him died, there's a lot more Jokers out there via the multi-verse.
Injustice 2 looks like it's introducing a different kind of Joker, one that I'm not too keen on. He seems like he has some Jared Leto in him and his look just doesn't jive with me. As far as gameplay goes, he relies on his knife and various grenades.
He sounds about right, but I like I said, I don't know about the look.
The Free Fire movie is a 90-minute battle royale directly inspired by Counter-Strike's Assault level, at least according to director Ben Wheatley. Although Nintendo Switch data isn't included yet, The Motley Fool looks at just who, sales-wise, is winning this console generation. And Shaquille O'Neal, Lupe Fiasco, Reggie Bush, and Natalie Eva Marie play against each other on April 28 in the "eLeague Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown," competing to raise a combined $45,000 for charities of their choice.
What are you playing?
Russell Archey, Staff Writer, @NeoScyther
Beyond the usual Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, I'll probably spend a good chunk of the weekend playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Sure, I already have Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, but Balloon Battles. Enough said. Outside of that, I'll probably fire up I Am Setsuna and continue my trek through that as I haven't done much with it since launch and I really want to get back into it.
Sean Colleli, Staff Writer, @scolleli
I might take a break from Zelda this week to get back into DOOM. Heck, I might even give the multiplayer another try. Other than that, I might do some more retrogaming and try to finish up Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Remastered. I'll also jump headfirst into my RetroPie build, if Amazon stops taking its sweet time and actually ships the parts I ordered.
Chapel Collins, Staff Writer, @ChapelCollins
My school semester is ending this weekend, praise be, so I'll have nothing but time. I'm still incredibly into the Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed mod, so I imagine that's what I'll play the most. Aside from that, I'm trying again to get into Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I know everyone loves it, but it's never clicked with me. I'm hoping I'll have another Witcher 3 situation where I force myself to play until I like it. Hey...maybe I should play The Witcher 3 instead.
Kinsey Danzis, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have about four seconds of free time right now, but during them I'm going to play (don't laugh) some Nancy Drew games. My rationale is throwback; I used to play them as a little kid, so when I discovered that my girlfriend still had her old copies from over a decade ago stashed away, we just had to relive our childhoods a little bit. It's a nightmare getting them installed on my laptop, partially because the DVD drive just stopped ejecting when I told it to, but hey, it's worth it to see the smile on her face as we relive something we both played years and years ago separately—but this time together. If I have time, there might also be some GTA V involved, since of course that's a logical followup to Nancy Drew, because I'd like to maybe not be the world's worst driver forever. That all depends on how much pent-up rage I develop over the next week.
Randy Kalista, Staff Writer, @randykalista
I'm heading down I-5 to San Francisco for a week with the extended family. So my time is going to be all Airbnb, a mobile game or two, and remembering how to pump my own gas (they don't let us near the stuff in Oregon). Gaming on a phone isn't my thing. But I'll break out Pokemon GO with my seven-year-old and see what we can catch on Haight & Ashbury. Then go and swipe left and right through the Tinder-baked kingdom opera of Reigns. Until vacay hits, though, I'll tap out my overdue review for Maniac Mansion throwback, Thimbleweed Park.
Nicholas Leon, Staff Writer, email@example.com
This weekend will probably bring more Dragon Quest VIII and Battlefront II. I beat Half-Life 2: Lost Coast in about 10 minutes, and boy was that strange. I guess it was some sort extra mission back when it was released, but it was fun to revisit the game. I guess now I'll have to play Episode One and Episode Two to really get on the Half-Life 3 hype train. Last weekend I discovered two new things in Battlefront II. The first is that I kind of suck at it, which is a surprise because I consider myself the best video game player of all time. But seriously, it was a great time revisiting that game, it still holds up, and is a competent shooter. The other new thing that I have discovered (although it's not technically new, nor was I the first one to discover it) is that there's this awesome game mode called XL. In it, the faction sizes are greatly expanded and the battles become more chaotic. Many a Mace Windu died on Geonosis. I'll probably be playing as much of that as I can the next few weeks, along with the rest of my small assortment of PC games until I get back home to my sweet consoles.
Matt Mirkovich, Staff Writer, @Stillmywords
I took a break from Persona 5 last weekend to play some Dragon Quest Heroes II, so I'll be trying to get plenty of P5 time in this weekend. I'm still trying to get that Platinum trophy for NieR: Automata, and I recently picked up Wonder Boy on the Nintendo Switch. Oh, and Blizzard totally got me to play Heroes of the Storm this weekend so I can unlock some Overwatch skins because I'm a sucker for stuff like that.
Yeah that just happened.
Well I have to say this is kind of surprising since I figured Nintendo would be pushing the hell out of the Switch right now. I know Nintendo said they weren't going to immediately drop the 3DS but I still figured they would focus completely on the Switch from here on out. For the few of those out there that don't have a 3DS XL or a normal 2DS, Nintendo is now releasing a 2DS XL for those who want to upgrade and don't want to deal with 3D.
It looks pretty much like a normal 3DS XL but without the 3D slide bar of course. Also the black color with the blue trim, blue dpad and buttons looks pretty slick.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL will be available July 28th for $149.99.
$425,000 of in game money, of course.
In celebration of the new Tiny Racers game mode, which sees players racing with a top-down perspective, Rockstar is handing out cash bonuses to everyone who gets on Grand Theft Auto Online this weekend.
Unfortunately, you won't see that money until next month at an undisclosed time, but it's absolutely worth jumping on for a few minutes.
Darkseid, one of the most popular DC Comics villains, is joining the ever-more-impressive roster of Injustice 2, after a notable and disappointing absence from the original.
Because he is such a significant character, it isn't unlikely that Darkseid will play a significant role in the story of Injustice 2, but so far we haven't really seen anything about him. He does fight Brainiac in this trailer, however, which seems like it could be some subtle foreshadowing.
You can watch the trailer below.
For Honor might have launched with more "DLC nickel and dime" than "glory and conquest" but maybe the season 2 DLC, which is all free, might alleviate that. It will include two new maps and two new heroes, the Samurai Shinobi and the Roman Centurion. I'm not sure how you can make a game about Romans and not include a Centurion in the first place, but there it is.
Season 2 content will unlock for season pass owners first on May 16th, but a few days later it will be free for all players on May 23rd. I'm still not sold on For Honor, which is a shame considering how much I love Jason Vandenberghe's previous sword combat masterpiece Red Steel 2, but at least Ubisoft is working to rectify one of the game's biggest criticisms.
Man, after the colossal disappointment of No Man's Sky last year, and the recent bug-riddled launch of Mass Effect Andromeda, it would be nice to get a more promising scifi game. Greywolf Entertainment's Dawn of Andromeda might just fit the bill. The gripping launch trailer for this modern 4X strategy title acknowledges that humanity has had an ugly past at times, but also hints at a more optimistic future. After all, we're not the only species among the stars that can be corrupt, greedy and ruthless. Dawn of Andromeda launches on Steam on May 4th.
Unity is one of a small handful of engines that VR developers use and it's a pretty popular choice. NVIDIA has some great technologies to help make VR games more immersive and now it's easier than ever to use them in Unity.
Yesterday, the beta release allowed for Multi-Res Shading, Lens Matched Shading, Single Pass Stereo, and VR SLI to be included in your VR game. Hopefully, this new addition will allow for many games out there to get these cool new features integrated into them. I mean, who doesn't want some nice boost in performance in their games and VRWorks can help with that.
This week's Nintendo Download is off to the races, whether it's riding around in go karts or racing to survive topping out in puzzle games...okay, that's a bit of a stretch for an opener. It doesn't take anything away from this week's releases on the Nintendo Switch being pretty big.
First off we have Puyo Puyo Tetris released earlier this week. Once again we have two classic puzzle games released in a single game, this time with Puyo Puyo and Tetris. For those who have never heard of Puyo Puyo, some gamers might know it better as Kirby's Avalanche and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine when it was released in the US for the Super NES and Sega Genesis/Game Gear respectively. You essentially drop colored blobs onto other colored blobs and joining four of them adjacently will clear them out. Anyway, Puyo Puyo Tetris allows players to play both games in both single player and multi-player, and you can even play a different game than your opponent. A demo is currently up on the Switch's eShop to check out.
The other major release, or re-release in a way, this week is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This version of the game will have more characters, karts, and tracks unlocked from the start than any other Mario Kart game in the history of the series. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will also include a revamped battle mode which I'm pretty eager to check out as Balloon Battle has always been my favorite battle mode in the series and while it was in the original Mario Kart 8, I prefer dedicated arenas to battles instead of the normal tracks found in 8. Granted the mode now uses a points-based system instead of Last Man Standing, but I can kind of forgive that. That just lets me play longer and have more fun popping my opponent's balloons with coincidentally well placed turtle shells.
Super Bomberman R is looking to bring back the old Konami mascot by upping the Konami mascot count. That means we have Castlevania’s Simon Belmont, Gradius’ Vic Viper, and Pyramid Head.
Ah, sorry. I’m going to just look at the information from Konami’s website one more time to make sure, because I must have read that wrong NOPE I sure didn’t it’s Pyramid Head.
Listen, the patch they rolled out today makes some slight adjustments to the game, particularly in making the online experience smoother. And that’s great! And I do care about that as a reporter. There’s simply no way any other news is going to take precedence over the guy who does things I'm being told by my editor that I cannot describe, being in a cutesy Bomberman game. There’s no patch update that could possibly be more important.
Anyway this free update will be rolling out soon, presumably followed by the heads of several colorful, cute characters. For a full list of the updates, head to Konami's website here.