New Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailers Show Off Tien And Yamcha's Moves

Bandai Namco isn’t keeping anything from its Dragon Ball fans. Earlier this month, the team revealed three new playable fighters for its forthcoming fighter Dragon Ball FighterZ, Android-21, Yamcha, and Tien. At the Tokyo Game Show this weekend, we finally got to see all three in action.

The mysterious and Dragon Ball FighterZ exclusive character Android-21 was included in the trailer drop for each of the characters; for more details on her and her role in the title, head on over to our Bandai Namco TGS trailer roundup.

Both Yamcha and Tien are very different fighters despite being long-running characters of the series. Yamcha, who was once an enemy of Goku, has an aggressive, close-quarters fighting style. He’s all about surprise attacks, and of course, his Wolf Fang Fist is included in his moveset.

Tien is a much more versatile character than Yamcha, however. He’s a bit more mid-range rather than in your face like Yamcha. He can use both the Tri-Beam and Dodon Ray, and call upon his Earthling pal Chiaotzu to use his telekinetic powers to seal his foes.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected in early 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For more on the title, check out the official story trailer and every character we know has been confirmed so far.

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Friday The 13th's New Spring Break DLC Released Alongside New Updates

Summer might be coming to a close, but it’s just beginning for the counselors of Crystal Lake. Friday the 13th‘s 1984 Spring Break clothing pack DLC has finally released alongside some updates.

While the $2 DLC pack isn’t anything more than some new swimsuits for the gang, it certainly sets the mood for everyone’s impending doom. The pack gives each counselor a different swimsuit from mankinis and trunks for the dudes, all the way to one pieces and bikinis for the ladies. Although, we are quite disappointed that Lachappa doesn’t have a mankini too.

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On the update side of things, the title’s customization UI has been altered to make things a bit smoother. You can now customize your clothing’s colors too. Eight new emotes and an emote wheel have been thrown into the mix as well, because when you’re running in terror, keeping your friends in the loop is a must.

Other fixes, outside of bugs, are focused on Jason and how he interacts with the world. Counselors can’t be drowned in shallow water anymore and he can now break through windows and doors while attacking. You can check out all the changes in the game’s patch notes here.

As for the future, Jason probably won’t be able to break furniture due to lack of manpower, but campsites might actually do more than just sit there soon. Check out all the details on this and more in the developer’s notes.

Friday the 13th is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC digitally. Physical release is expected on Friday, October 13.

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Destiny 2 Xur Location Guide: Where Is Xur And What Exotics Is He Selling Today (September 22)?

Another week has passed, which means you’re older, wiser, and that much closer to shuffling off this mortal coil. But if you’re a Destiny 2 player, it also means the tentacle-faced vendor Xur is back in town, and he’s got a few new Exotic items for you to purchase and parade around space.

As we learned last week, Xur now shows up on the map, which makes finding his location considerably easier than in the first Destiny. From September 22 to September 26, Xur will be kicking it on Titan, specifically The Rig. Take a look below to see his exact location and what he’s selling.

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  • The Wardcliff Coil (Exotic Rocket Launcher) — 29 Legendary Shards
  • Foetracer (Exotic Hunter Class Helmet) — 23 Legendary Shards
  • ACD/0 Feedback Fence (Exotic Titan Class Gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
  • Sunbracers (Exotic Warlock Class Gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards

Bungie will conduct a round of Destiny 2 maintenance in the coming week, which means the game will be offline for a period of time. Starting at 6 AM PT / 2 PM BST / 11 PM AEST on September 25, players won’t be able to sign in. An hour later that day, everyone who is logged in to Destiny 2 will be kicked off. All told, there will be interruptions for around six hours.

On September 26, Faction Rallies will begin in the game, starting after the weekly reset on Tuesday and run until October 3. Check out our full story for more details on how Destiny 2’s Faction Rallies work. In the meantime, the latest Trials of the Nine event is now live.

We’re still digging deep into Destiny 2, but there are some basic things you should know (and habits from the original Destiny you might need to break). You can check our Destiny 2 beginner’s guide or our roundup of Destiny 2 guides, tips, and tricks for more information.

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Llamas Stop Creepily Staring At You Thanks(?) To Minecraft's New Update

Sure, the latest update for Minecraft is a notable one for introducing cross-play to the wildly popular game–that’s all well and good. But it’s the bug fixes located in the patch notes that I think are the real highlight.

The latest instance of “patch notes that are much funnier than they have any right to be” comes with this week’s Better Together update for Minecraft. There are a wide range of new features and tweaks, including the aforementioned cross-play support, but it also fixes so many bug fixes that developer Mojang decided not to share them all. Luckily, it did include a few.

Llamas Stop Creepily Staring At You Thanks(?) To Minecraft's New Update

Among them: This patch “stop[s] llamas from creepily turning their heads to stare at you while riding them.” Not being a hardcore Minecraft player, this is something I was admittedly unaware of–you can seemingly see it in the image above, which comes from this YouTube video by Aiden Art. Suffice it to say, it’s something I will forever regret not being able to experience myself.

Other bug fixes in this update include the return of cats purring (they’re good for the soul) and bats losing the ability to swim underwater. The patch is out now for the Xbox One, PC, VR, and mobile versions, with cross-play support also coming to the Nintendo Switch version. Minecraft on PS4 won’t offer cross-play support, at least yet.

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Classic PC Strategy Game Rise Of Nations: Extended Edition Available For Major Discount

When it was first released in 2003, Rise of Nations was celebrated as an excellent mix between Civilization and Age of Empires. Nearly 15 years later, the PC game continues to appeal to RTS fans, with publisher Microsoft releasing the game on its own store with a huge discount.

For a limited time, the game’s Extended Edition (which includes the game’s expansion Thrones and Patriots and upgraded graphics) is just $5 on the Windows Store (75% off the regular price of $20). The same deal is available on Steam, and it’s worth noting the Expanded Edition also allows cross-play between the Windows Store and Steam versions. The special pricing is available until September 28.

In 2014, Microsoft announced it had acquired the rights to Rise of Nations and re-released the game, following a series of set backs and the eventual folding of developer Big Huge Games. The Extended Edition’s graphics are an improvement over the original; water and textures have been identified specifically as areas of improvement, and full-screen anti-aliasing has been added. When it first debuted, the game was celebrated for how well it expanded on the traditional RTS games of the time.

“Rise of Nations might resemble Microsoft’s Age of Empires games at a glance–like other, similar games, it has a host of different civilizations (18, to be exact), each with unique bonuses and four to five unique units,” wrote GameSpot’s Elliott Chin in his 2003 Rise of Nations review.

“But beyond that, the game has a lot of depth, more so than other real-time strategy games, thanks to novel concepts such as national borders, city assimilation, and more.”

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New South Park: Fractured But Whole Trailer Targets Kanye West's Game About His Mom

It’s been a long wait for the game, but South Park: The Fractured But Whole has finally gone gold, meaning it’s ready to begin being manufactured ahead of its release in October. To mark the occasion, Ubisoft has released a new trailer which–while innocuous on the surface–cracks a joke at the expense of Kanye West and his upcoming video game.

As seen above, the trailer focuses on a talking, chain-wearing gay fish character and his mother. The fish enlists the help of the player’s character to ensure the fish’s mother gets into heaven; this unfolds through a sequence that’s reminiscent of both Flappy Bird and Robot Unicorn Attack. This seems harmless enough, though there are references you may not put together if you aren’t caught up on the show or your latest Kanye West game development news.

The fish character is a callback to the Season 13 episode of South Park called “Fishsticks,” which originally aired in 2009. In it, the show parodies a song of West’s and refers to him as a gay fish. Additionally, remember back to last year, when West revealed the first details and footage of his in-development video game, Only One: The Game, which features his mother (who passed away in 2007) riding to heaven on a unicorn.

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— Rob (@Precyse) June 16, 2016

If the similarities weren’t obvious enough, we know that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are aware of the connection. During Ubisoft’s E3 2016 press conference, they described this scenario from the game. Parker punctuated this by saying, “Y’all just be acting like this s*** is regular,” which is precisely what West said when he first showed off his game.

It’s no surprise that a South Park game is touching on controversial subjects. Surprisingly, it will not be censored in regions like Australia, as The Stick of Truth was. The Fractured But Whole releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17.

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Vampire Action RPG Code Vein Doesn't Have An Easier Difficulty Setting

Since it was first unveiled earlier this year, Bandai Namco’s Code Vein has drawn comparisons to another of the publisher’s series, Dark Souls, due to its similar combat system. It appears that isn’t the only thing it shares with the Souls games, as it will also be very challenging.

During a roundtable interview at Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco revealed that Code Vein doesn’t have any difficulty settings. The game is deliberately designed to be challenging, and players won’t be able to switch to an easier setting to overcome a particularly difficult boss or sequence. However, the publisher revealed that you can freely change your character’s Blood Code during the course of the game, allowing you adjust your character’s stats to adapt to new challenges.

That isn’t the only means players have to help them along the way; as the publisher previously detailed, you will be able to choose a companion to accompany you. The character you select will follow you while exploring and assist you during battle, providing backup and healing when you need it. The publisher revealed two of your possible companions earlier this summer: Mia Karnstein, a wandering Revenant who wields a bayonet-like weapon; and Yakumo Shinonome, a “faithful man” who “conducts himself in a cool and professional manner during combat.”

Code Vein is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. The game is being developed by the team responsible for the God Eater series. Earlier this summer, Bandai Namco released a gallery of new screenshots that showcased more of Code Vein’s battle system and bleak environment.

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Overwatch Free Weekend Now Live On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Update: The free weekend for Overwatch has officially begun on all platforms. Coinciding with this, Blizzard has discounted the game, dropping the price of the game to $30. Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition drops to $40, while the Game of the Year upgrade can be had for just $10. The free weekend runs through September 25, but the sale extends beyond that, running until September 28 at 11:59 PM PT. The original story follows.

The Overwatch free weekend is starting soon on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. If you want to play exactly when it starts, Blizzard has announced the specific start-times for the major regions around the world. The free weekend begins at 11 AM PT on September 22, and you can see how that translates to where you live in the image below.

DON’T FORGET: You can play Overwatch FREE on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One starting tomorrow at 11AM PT!
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— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) September 21, 2017

The Overwatch free weekend gives players access to all of the game’s 25 heroes and 16 maps in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. You’ll also be able to earn Loot Boxes, level up, and unlock customization options; you can carry over all of this progress should you decide to purchase the game following its free trial.

PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold are required on console. Those who intend to play on PC will need a Battle.net account; you can create an account for free here if you don’t already have one. The free weekend ends on Sunday, September 25 at 11:59 PM PT.

In its newest Developer Update video, Blizzard talked more about the measures it is taking to stem the “rising tide of toxicity or bad behaviour in the game.” Overwatch fans will also soon have a chance to pick up a beautiful art book for the game; Dark Horse Comics will release the voluminous Art of Overwatch on October 24.

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Take A Peek At Final Fantasy 14's Next Patch, The Legend Returns

Square Enix just dropped a healthy helping of new screenshots of Final Fantasy XIV‘s next patch, The Legend Returns, which is due in early October. This sneak peek gives us a good look at the new main scenario quests, a Final Fantasy XII-inspired raid, dungeon, housing, and more.

For this particular patch, Final Fantasy XII writer and director Matsuno Yasumi and director, illustrator, and designer Keita Amemiya have joined the team as guest creators. Take a look at their work coming to life in the screenshots below.

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The new main scenario quests follow Lyse after the liberation of Ala Mhigo. Her people must come to terms with the past, but also find a way to rebuild and move forward towards their free future. Choices will affect Fordola, who still waits in her prison cell, and now that Raubhan’s dream has come true for Ala Mhigo, what will he return to?

As for the new alliance raid, Return to Ivalice, the residents of Kugane wake up to a rather large surprise. Above their city is an airship, unlike any they’ve seen before. Instead of the bleak appearance of the empire’s warmachina, this airship, the Prima Vista, belongs to the Majestic Imperial Theater Company. Why the group has appeared here lies within the songs they sing of Ivalice, and their work The Zodiac Brave Story.

The Drowned City of Skalla is this update’s latest dungeon addition. Skalla, a small nation in Gyr Abania, existed during the fifth astral era, but war and the great flood of the sixth umbral calamity drowned the city and all of its might. This disaster left it in dilapidated ruins for monsters to lurkin providing plenty of treasures to plunder.

Finally, this patch opens up housing in Shirogane, an epicenter of traditional Eastern Asian design. With this update, you’ll not only be able to relocate your in-game home, but also be able to take full advantage of storage.

Patch 4.1, The Legend Returns, will be available on PS4 and PC in early October. This is the latest major update since PS3 support ceased and the MMO’s second expansion, Stormblood, released in June.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Dev Threatens Epic Over Fortnite's Similar New Mode

Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene invented the battle royale game mode long before he turned it into a standalone game with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But for all of the battle royale mods and games that exist, PUBG has been far more successful: The game has smashed all-time records on Steam and enjoyed a meteoric rise, with no end in sight. As you’d expect, other companies are looking to capitalize on the interest in PUBG, but the game’s developer is unhappy with the particular approach Epic Games is taking with a new mode in Fortnite.

Epic announced earlier this month that it was releasing a new battle royale-style game mode for its upcoming free-to-play game, Fortnite. It made no attempt to hide its obvious inspiration, naming the mode Battle Royale and stating in a blog post, “We love battle royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version.” After initially opening it only to those who purchased the early access version, Epic recently revealed that it will offer this aspect of the game for free to everyone starting on September 26 (the entirety of Fortnite will be free-to-play beginning next year).

In a curious move, PUBG developer Bluehole has now spoken out about the mode, even going so far as to release a press release sharing its reaction to Epic’s announcement. The press release, which refers to PUBG as “the first standalone Battle Royale survival shooter game,” states that it’s decided to respond to “growing concerns regarding the similarities between the battle royale mode in Epic Games’ newly revealed Fortnite and PUBG.”

“We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game,” said Bluehole VP and executive producer Chang Han Kim. “After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.”

The press release notes that PUBG developers have “no relationship to Fortnite’s development as concerns around User Interface (UI), gameplay, and structural replication in the battle royale mode exist.”

Han Kim also took issue with Epic mentioning PUBG in reference to Fortnite’s new mode. “We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press. This was never discussed with us and we don’t feel that it’s right.”

He also issued a threat, suggesting that Bluehole could attempt to take some “action” against Epic. “The PUBG community has and continues to provide evidence of the many similarities as we contemplate further action,” Han Kim said.

No further specifics were shared, and it’s unclear whether Bluehole has any intention of actually pursuing legal action. In light of PUBG’s massive success, it’s no surprise to see other developers looking to it for inspiration. As the press release even points out, Greene discussed copycats in a recent Reddit AMA.

“Other companies will, of course, enter the marketplace, but I would just hope they put their own spin on the game mode and not just make a carbon copy!” he said in response to a question (which didn’t specifically mention Fortnite). “I try not to worry about them to be honest and instead just concentrate on completing my vision for a battle royale game.”

We’ve reached out to Epic for a response to Bluehole’s comments. We’ll report back with anything it has to share.

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