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Activision has announced that Call of Duty Modern Warfare II will be having 2 beta weekends in September, with the first weekend exclusive to PlayStation players. Ahead of its launch on October 28, the open beta will be free across all platforms, with pre-orders getting first dibs on access. Players will have two opportunities to join the beta: Weekend One (exclusive to PS4 and PS5, PS Plus not required) Early Access / Preorders – Friday, September 16 at 10 AM PT to Tuesday, September 20 PT (Saturday September 17 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Tuesday, September 20 APAC time)Open Beta – Sunday, September 18 at 10 AM PT to Tuesday, September 20 PT (Monday September 19 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Tuesday, September 20 APAC time) Weekend Two (PS, Xbox, and PC – Crossplay enabled) Early Access – Thursday, September 22 at 10 AM PT to Monday, September 26 PT (Friday, September 23 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Monday, September 26 APAC…

Adidas has launched a collaboration with the massively popular franchise Yu-Gi-Oh! in the form of its Reptossage Slides and it is now available in the Philippines. The pair is based on the Reptossage silhouette from 1999 and offers a combination of Black and Lilac throughout the base and TPR footbed of the slides. The pair has mismatched designs on its synthetic bandage, which features Yugi on one side and the Dark Magician on the other. https://www.facebook.com/183334676308/posts/pfbid029KozVshqGGDyjnQNA1CssioKniPwWaXtu2rbH8omaw2NoED7WnntoxbVrD1qD7e6l/?d=n&mibextid=2tq33u The Adidas originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! pair is available through the Adidas PH website, Adidas app, or through its walk-in locations such as NBHD Greenbelt, NBHD Glorietta, and Brand Center Glorietta. The pair retails for PHP3,500. Sadly, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans might want to check in on their friends from the Philippines as the pair doesn’t seem to be launching outside of the country. Based on the comments of the Facebook post, a lot of people are crying out…

SNK has announced that a new Fatal Fury / Garou game has been green-lit and that development has started. A teaser trailer was unveiled to the roar of the crowd during EVO 2022, showing Rock Howard taking center stage, along with Billy Kane and Kain Heinlein as silhouettes in the background. https://twitter.com/SNKPofficial/status/1556377487520956416 It’s been over 20 years since the release of Garou: Mark of the Wolves, and fans have been clamoring for a follow-up to the game for the longest time. SNK has definitely heard the cries of the crowd and has green-lit a new installment. Apart from this teaser, no other information was made available by the company, but we’ll be sure to keep a lookout for it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YP3wVygHLg Are you excited for a new Fatal Fury / Garou game?

Capcom has announced 2 new characters that will be making their way to Street Fighter 6 – the Bushinryu prodigy Kimberly and the maniacal Juri. The reveal made its way to audiences during the latter part of EVO 2022 Street Fighter 5 Grand Finals, which saw Kawano finally stop the Idom hype train, winning the 2022 title in stunning fashion. https://youtu.be/VMGWi6hN0j0 Kimberly is described as the student of Guy, the 39th successor to Bushinryu, and has dreams of becoming a full-fledged Ninja. As a lover of the 80s, she brings her portable cassette player wherever she goes to spread her infectious vibe. On the other hand, Juri is the sadistic thrill-seeker making her return to the game. She retains many of her moves from the previous games but is now enhanced with different properties. Street Fighter 6 is scheduled for a 2023 release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series, and…

During the Tekken 7 Grand Finals at EVO 2022, a teaser for what fans think is Tekken 8 was shown. Bandai Namco unveiled a new trailer for Tekken 7, announcing a new balance update for the game coming on August 17, along with the Tekken World Tour Global Finals happening in Amsterdam on February 4-5, 2023. Towards the end of the trailer, Kazuya’s original Tekken ending was shown, where he threw Heihachi off a cliff. The blocky graphics from years ago then turned into an updated version of Kazuya’s character model, followed by a “Get Ready” sign, which you can see below. Although no official announcement was made, it’s not too far off to think that Bandai Namco just teased a new Tekken project, presumably Tekken 8, especially since Tekken 7 was released way back in 2015. Whatever the case may be, we’re hoping we don’t have to wait too…

Publisher CMD Studios and Developer Winter Crew have announced Fallen Tear: The Ascension, a narrative-focused 2D Metroidvania coming to PC via Steam. Further platforms have yet to be announced. Winter Crew is a Philippines-based group of developers that is creating Fallen Tear as their first original video game. The team themselves are no stranger to game development, as they have worked with many international clients such as AAA gaming studios and animation studios. Speaking to Gamespot, the characters in the game are inspired by Fullmetal Alchemist’s Seven Deadly Sins, while the game itself is inspired by various titles in the genre such as Ori, Hollow Knight, Blasphemous, and much more. Winter Crew founder Stephen Manalastas says that the game will shift to an open-world experience after a certain point in the story, allowing players the freedom to explore and get lost in the world. Players will also get to meet…

Capcom’s classic Marvel vs Capcom 2 is back, but not in the form of a remaster or remake, as you would normally expect. Announced during EVO 2022 during the weekend, Arcade1Up has unveiled that the game will be getting an arcade cabinet, featuring the beloved fighting game in all its glory. The cabinet will be Wi-Fi enabled for online play and will feature a 17″ monitor to play the game on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ommztz0RCFE The cabinet will house a total of 8 games, which include: Marvel vs Capcom 2Marvel vs CapcomMarvel Super Heroes vs Street FighterX-Men vs Street FighterMarvel Super HeroesX-Men: Children of the ATOMX-Men: Mutant ApocalypseMarvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems Pre-orders will start on September 8 and will ship to the US and Canada only, so if you want one but aren’t in any of those territories, you’ll have to go through hoops to get it delivered to…

Yeeha Games, a $50 million-funded gaming platform is looking to shake up the playing field. From the coronavirus pandemic to the historic global markets’ collapse, in less than two years, billions ofpeople have dealt with a decade’s worth of change and volatility. Shockwaves aside, history might alsoremember 2022 as the year opportunities emerged. Perhaps now, more than ever, the ability to staynimble and connected — virtually — is critical to making gaming more accessible to gamers worldwide.A signature narrative for the gaming industry in recent years has been the role of uninspiring gameplayand unsophisticated graphics. Yeeha Games is looking to shake that up. “Gamers are tired of play-to-win games with weak gameplay,” says Choy Wai Cheong (Choy), co-founderand COO of Yeeha Games. “Here at Yeeha Games, we’re all about the connections, the immersiveexperience, the exhilaration of knowing that there is always a way up, a way out, and a way…

Sonic Origins is the latest entry for the blue blur in the long-running series, but it isn’t exactly a new game. Instead, it is a collection of the first four games that started it all for the iconic mascot – Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. As we look back at Sonic, SEGA has published an interview with game director Katsuyuki Shigahara that sheds light on how Sonic Origins came to be, along with a few interesting tidbits about its development. What made you decide to remake the origins of the Sonic franchise? Shigihara: The Sonic the Hedgehog movie series was a big hit and seen by a wide audience. I wanted to give people an opportunity to play through the classics and get familiar with the story and gameplay of the original titles. I hope that many newcomers to the franchise…

Inti Creates has announced Grim Guardians: Demon Purge for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC via Steam. The company, known for games such as Gal Gun, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mega Man 10, and more, has also revealed a project kickoff trailer that shows us a good chunk of gameplay, looking like a good mix of their titles in an easily recognizable Castlevania-inspired format. Grim Guardians: Demon Purge will see players take control of either Shinobu or Maya, demon hunters and sisters, each with unique playstyles as they traverse through a demonic castle. The game looks absolutely gorgeous and the switching of characters to overcome certain parts of the castle looks like it adds a new layer to an already tried and tested genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBHPxC3m_A0 Here’s an overview of the game: Grim Guardians: Demon Purge centers around two demon hunters who return to their school after a mission…

Bethesda has announced that QuakeCon 2022 will be happening on August 18-20, 2022 as a streaming event that will feature updates on existing and upcoming games, tournaments, and so much more. Players can tune in to the Bethesda Twitch Channel starting on August 18 at 12:15 PM ET (August 19 at 12:15 AM SGT) for the preshow, just ahead of the main event 30 minutes later. Streams focused on games will include titles like Redfall, The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Quake, and more. In addition, the lineup includes fun community-focused shows like a Quiz-a-Thon Game Show, Cooking In-Game Recipes, Interactive Fundraising Shows, the legendary Dirty Keyboard Contest, PC Building Guides, and much more. Yes, you read right, a Dirty Keyboard Contest, sponsored by SteelSeries, details of which you can see HERE. As per tradition, the Quake Champions World Championship will be happening during the event, where 13 Quake Pro League players…

EA and Respawn have unveiled an in-depth look at the newest character to hit Apex Legends, the sharpshooter Vantage. Vantage, or Xiomara “Mara” Contreras, was born to a wrongfully-convicted criminal who gave birth to her alone on the barren ice planet Págos, where she learned from an early age one simple truth: everything wants to kill you. She’s the 22nd Legend to be added to the game as she makes her debut on August 9 alongside the latest update, Apex Legends: Hunted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpWXpmLMD5E Take a peek at some of the skills at her disposal: Passive – Spotter’s Lens: Using her Spotter’s Lens to read tactical information on enemy squads at a distance, Vantage always has the upper hand with critical intel like Legend name, Shield rarity, team size, and range. Tactical – Echo Relocation: Vantage’s companion Echo is at the ready to help her reposition herself in a fight. Using her modified jetpack…

Microsoft has started testing a new Xbox Game Pass offer that will allow Game Pass Ultimate members to share their subscriptions with other users. According to an Xbox Wire news post, Xbox insiders in Columbia and Ireland can preview a new plan that will allow Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to add up to four people, each with their own access to all benefits and games of the said plan. A number of preview limitations have been listed, such as having the new members reside in the same country as the original subscriber. “Joining the Game Pass – Insider Preview will convert the time remaining on your membership to time in the new plan, based upon the monetary value of the old membership,” says Microsoft. “For example, a full month of Ultimate will be converted to 18 days of membership for this plan.” The new Xbox Game Pass plan will…

Chinese giant Tencent is reportedly looking to become Ubisoft’s largest shareholder by further increasing its stake in the company. This comes from a report by Reuters, saying that Tencent could offer up to 100 Euros ($101.84) per share to increase its stake from the 5% it currently has now. Their aim is to become the majority stakeholders in Ubisoft, with plans to acquire shares from the Guillemot Family and from public shareholders. The Guillemot Family, founders of Ubisoft, owns a 15% stake, while the remaining 80% is owned by public shareholders. Tencent’s offer is said to be “way above” the current value to discourage competing offers, as Ubisoft is considered an “important strategic asset” to the Chinese company. Since the report broke, shares of Ubisoft have surged by 16%, while shared in Guillemot Corp SA was trading by more than 7%. The details of the deal have yet to be…

Two Point Campus Review Two Point Studios, the minds behind Two Point Hospital, are back once again with their latest release. As the name suggests, the game takes on an academic setting, placing the user in charge of managing the school of their dreams. This makes it a bit more relatable to the everyday player, and the charm of a Two Point title remains intact despite the change in scenery. After a sizeable preview a couple of months ago, it was clear to me that I would click with Two Point Campus, despite my limited exposure to previous Two Point offerings. Sim games are not really my cup of tea, but somehow, Two Point Campus reeled me in with its deceptively deep gameplay that kept me glued throughout the various courses offered in the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdmBqtG_nOU Class is in Session Two Point Hospital will see the player take charge and…