Day: October 18, 2020


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Coming to Smite

While Smite is known for featuring gods and mythological figures from various cultures, the game’s next Battle Pass will feature a very different set of characters: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Skins of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Splinter, and Shredder will appear for the playable characters Osiris, Sun Wukong, Loki, Mercury, Hachiman, and Ravana, respectively. Smite will also feature “Radical” skins, depicting cartoon-inspired designs for each of the four Turtles. In addition, players will be able to acquire avatars of several TMNT characters, loading screens, emotes, and more. A trailer for the game’s new Battle Pass can be found in the Tweet embedded below. read more


New Stardew Valley Update Will Add Splitscreen Co-Op

The next big update for Stardew Valley, 1.5, will apparently add splitscreen co-op to the popular video game for the first time. Developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone revealed as much earlier this week. The free update was announced earlier this year around the same time that Barone revealed that he was working on several different projects. Barone has even gone so far as to tease the possibility of a Stardew Valley 2. But before that, 1.5 still needs to release, and as noted about it will include splitscreen co-op. read more


Apex Legends Nintendo Switch Release Date Hint Dropped

Back in June, EA and Respawn announced a Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends. Since then, no new information has been revealed by either the publisher or the developer. However, it seems that the Switch version of the game has been rated by the ESRB, which means that a release should be imminent. Respawn had previously indicated a fall release window for the Switch version of the game, but the developer has been mostly quiet, since. Earlier this month, Apex Legends director Chad Grenier confirmed that the Switch version was still in development, but gave no information on a potential release date. read more


Xbox Boss Comments on Possible New Banjo-Kazooie and Conker Games

The Banjo-Kazooie and Conker games hold a special place in the hearts of gamers, but neither franchise has seen a new entry in quite some time. While fans of the characters consistently ask Microsoft for new games based on the properties, it seems that the option rests in the hands of Rare. In a new interview with Kotaku, Xbox boss Phil Spencer was asked about the future of games starring Banjo-Kazooie and Conker. According to Spencer, Microsoft gives its studios a lot of freedom to do what they want to do, and Rare’s current focus seems to be on new things. read more


Xbox Series X Has Unexpectedly Convenient Feature

Quick Resume is a very exciting feature for those planning to buy an Xbox Series X, but it seems that the option might be more convenient than some might have assumed. Alanah Pearce is one of the gaming journalists that had the opportunity to go hands on with the Xbox Series X, and she found that Quick Resume even works if the console has been completely unplugged. For those that only have short bursts of time for gaming, Quick Resume seems like it will be incredibly helpful, and this option makes it all the more appealing! Pearce’s original Tweet can be found embedded below. read more


Twitter Adds Season 2 Emoji

Though it only recently released, Season 2 of Fall Guys has generally been received fairly well, and developer Mediatonic continues to provide various updates while generally very publicly looking toward the future of the video game. There’s even already a Season 2 survey out for players about the best and worst rounds so far. To top that all off, it would appear that Twitter has added a little hashtag emoji on the social media platform for “#FallGuysSeason2” as well. read more