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Dead Cells Review

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Available On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

The metroidvania and roguelike genres have become overused buzzwords among indie games (see also the newly coined ‘roguevania’). Action-platformers have been refined and molded over and over again just in the last few years. It’s easy to roll one’s eyes every time a new one is released.

But forget all that genre cynicism, because Dead Cells is fantastic. With an evocative art style, buttery smooth combat, and perfect level of progression, Dead Cells is easily the most satisfying action-platformer since Rogue Legacy. Read More

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LEGO DC Super-Villains Season Pass Includes Aquaman, Shazam DLC

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At this point Warner Bros. has their LEGO superhero DLC schedule figured it out – simply tie it into upcoming movies. It worked with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and they’re banking on it for the upcoming LEGO DC Super-Villains, launching on October 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

The Season Pass includes six Level Packs and four Character Packs. Both Aquaman and Shazam are getting two separate level packs, modeled after their respective upcoming solo films (Aquaman in Dec., Shazam April 2019). The other two level packs are inspired from animated series Batman: The Animated Series and Young Justice.

The Character Packs include all the DC heroes and villains from various WB shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, as well as additional characters from DC films and the comic Justice League Dark.

The Season Pass is included in the Deluxe Edition of DC Super-Villains ($74.99). It provides immediate access to the first Character Pack, the Super-Villains TV Series Character Pack. The physical version also includes a Lex Luthor Superman LEGO minifigure. The digital version instead adds the Justice League Dark Character Pack. The Season Pass will also be available as a separate purchase for $14.99.

In LEGO DC Super-Villains players will create their own unique super villain with their own custom powers and costume. They’ll join forces with iconic DC super-villains for an original story designed exclusively for the game.

The LEGO games remain at the forefront of family-friendly gaming, with a wealth of content, easy controls, humorous writing, and local cooperative multiplayer.

LEGO DC Super-Villains launches October 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Nintendo’s Full PAX West 2018 Lineup

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Nintendo has announced all the games they’re bringing and events they’re hosting at PAX West 2018. PAX West takes place this weekend, Aug. 31 – Sep. 3.

“Many of our biggest fans descend on Seattle every year to celebrate video games at PAX West,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP of Marketing. “It’s the perfect venue for us to interact directly with our fans with fun activities and engaging hands-on demos with some our upcoming games.”

Here is the full list of Switch games that will be playable at Nintendo’s booth on the show floor (#1939, South Hall).

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Super Mario Party
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
  • SNK Heroines

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the marquee game and one of the most anticipated games of the year. A giant mural at the Nintendo Booth will feature all the announced fighters, and Nintendo is encouraging fans and cosplayers to take pictures in front of it.

On Friday (Aug. 31), fans will get a chance to meet Kit and Krysta from the Nintendo Minute online show. During the event, fans will get to play Super Mario Party with the hosts and be part of an upcoming episode for the first 30 attendees. Details about the time and location of the event will be announced this week.

On Friday and Saturday (Sep. 1), Nintendo is hosting a Trainer Battle scavenger hunt around the convention and surrounding Seattle area. The Nintendo twitter account will tweet clues and photos of locations. There you will find two Nintendo street team members dressed as Pokémon Trainers. You’ll be able to “battle” them by answering a trivia question and receive a special item.

Also on Saturday, the Pkachu and Eevee official costumed characters will make an appearance at the Sheraton Seattle hotel.

Ahead of the convention, Nintendo will release a new Nindies Showcase tomorrow, Aug. 28, that will announce multiple new indie games coming to Switch.

PAX West 2018 takes place Aug. 31 – Sep. 3 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.