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Mega Man Will Blast His Way Into 2018 With Mega Man 11

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Christmas has came early for gamers, because Capcom just announced Mega Man 11. At long last, the blue bomber gets a new game, and he looks pretty dang good in it to boot.

The trailer starts out innocently enough with a classic, pixelated Mega Man, but it quickly dials the hype up to 11 with new, smooth, HD graphics that recapture what we love about the Mega Man franchise. The gameplay looks slightly faster than classic Mega Man games, but I’m not complaining.

The trailer demonstrates what gamers can expect from Mega Man 11. The Mega Buster, both regular and charged, returns in glorious fashion, as does the Rush Coil. Furthermore, Mega Man retains his classic slide ability, but he won’t be able to wall jump (he’s not X, after all). The trailer also shows off a healthy helping of levels and enemies, and they all look like they’ve been ripped right out of a classic Mega Man game. Well, not exactly, because while they retain the classic Mega Man look, these enemies seem to be new to the Mega Man canon. We’ve got robots riding monowheels, a stationary hammer-bot sporting Dr. Wily’s signature skull motif, weird flying turbines, and the classic hard hat-wearing bots, albeit upgraded to be fully humanoid.

While Capcom isn’t quite ready to reveal the Robot Masters who will serve as Mega Man 11‘s main bosses, the trailer gives a taste of several mini-bosses, as well as one of the weapons Mega Man will gain from a Robot Master. This weapon is an over-sized fist reminiscent of Hellboy’s Right Hand of Doom that spawns four stone blocks that fall from the sky. I can’t wait to see what other creative weapons Capcom has in store.

Gamers can expect to play Mega Man 11 late 2018 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. I can almost guarantee it will be far superior to the dumpster fire known as Mighty No. 9.

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Star Wars Outlaws has Ubisoft’s biggest marketing budget ever, and the company expects it to have a strong launch

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Ubisoft is putting everything they have into Star Wars Outlaws, which comes out next month on August 30th for PS5. The fact that the name includes “Star Wars” shouldn’t come as a surprise when you learn that the company is putting a lot of money into marketing the project and thinks it will do very well.

The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, made the bold claim during the company’s recent earnings call Q&A (thanks, MP1st), though some investors thought it was even more daring than they thought. Based on Ubisoft’s guidance, Nick Dempsey of Barclays came up with a rough estimate of five million units sold and asked if the company was being too cautious. This is what Guillemot said:

“What we expect is for Star Wars Outlaws to have a strong launch.” One reason is that it’s one of the most anticipated games of the year, which shows how positively the community feels about it. Another is that we’re launching the biggest marketing campaign Ubisoft has ever done for a game.

We’d like to know how much Ubisoft spent to market this and what the company expects to get back from it. We had some small worries when we played the game in person at Summer Game Fest, but we’ll keep an eye on things before and after launch.

Are you excited about how soon Star Wars Outlaws will be out? Do you think the game’s supposedly huge marketing budget has an impact on your life? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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