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Crash Bandicoot is finally getting a new game as Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is set to make a splash on October 2 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While it could be argued that the Switch is a great place to experience the game, there has not been any indication of the latest title making its way to Nintendo’s portable until the Internet decided to do its work.

Twitter user SunwerPrower found a small hint of this possible port by checking out the script of the Crash Bandicoot 4 Website, indicating that there could be a Switch port somewhere down the line if the website code is accurate.

What was stopping Toys for Bob and Activision from announcing this in the first place, we’re not quite sure, but if anything, Nintendo Switch users would definitely love to see the game get ported over, just like it did with the recent N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing. Maybe saving it for a Nintendo direct?

As always, some salt is to be taken with this, but we’re hoping for the best and more platforms can only mean more Crash goodness for everyone!

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is currently scheduled to launch on October 2 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Kicking off the recently concluded State of Play presentation was a strong showing from our furry friend in Crash Bandicoot, showing off new gameplay, an “N. Verted” game mode, as well as the return of a familiar face as a new playable character.

That was quite a lot to take in, so let’s break it down for you!

While we know that Crash and Coco will be playable, but they’ll also be joined by Neo Cortex, and returning fan-favorite Dingodile – half dingo, half crocodile – as a playable character for the first time in the platform adventure games.

As the first new game in quite a while, it was about time (heh) to introduce a new style of play and Toys for Bob teamed up with Beenox to bring N. Verted mode, a bizarre take on levels takes the concept of mirror mode and phase-shifts it into entirely new dimensions, giving players alternate perspectives, sound effects, music and in some dimensions, extra additional transformations to the gameplay experience.

Lastly, it was revealed that there will be unlockable skins for Crash and Coco by earning gems and completing challenges throughout the game. From pirate garb to space suits and unicorn onesies, all skins will be purely cosmetic, reiterating the fact that the game will have no microtransactions when it launches.

PlayStation players will get to enjoy a couple of cosmetic skin sets early and will be awarded automatically after players complete the second level of the game and access the Dimensional Map. These skins, dubbed “Marsupus Erectus” and “Serious Upgrade,” will be available on other platforms no earlier than December 31, 2021.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One on Oct. 2, 2020.

The annual Overwatch Summer Games is now live and this year, from August 5 through 26, not only will you be able to earn all new rewards and cosmetics, but rewards from years past will also be available for you to collect!

This year, a new game mode called Lucioball Remix, which is a faster and more chaotic version of Lucioball, will be taking center stage. The Busan and Sydney arenas will also be receiving stadium updates for more wall-riding opportunities that will definitely bring the fun and mayhem back.

Weekly Challenges will also be available and can be completed through Quick Play, Competitive Play, or the Arcade for limited-time sprays, player icons, and epic skins for Tracer, Bastion and Orisa. On top of these, the Overwatch Summer Games will feature 5 new Legendary Skins and 3 new Epic Skins, all for you to collect.

For more information about the Overwatch Summer Games, you can head on over to the official Overwatch Website.

After the cancellation announcement last May, Blizzard had hoped to still push through with the annual event, albeit through another medium. An Activision fiscal earnings call has confirmed that the company will be holding a digital event in early 2021.

As quoted from PC Gamer, Blizzard President J. Allen Brack says that they are “planning on channeling the spirit of BlizzCon into a virtual event in the early part of next year. We’re really fortunate to have a passionate and engaged community that’s really looking forward to what we’re creating and what we’re working on. And we’re looking forward to sharing what the teams have been working on for that event.”

Nothing else has been officially shared but fans looking forward to the event can rest easy as they can expect the latest news and updates on their favorite Blizzard franchises like Diablo and Overwatch when the event happens.

Season 5 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is now live and with it, tons of new content highlighted by the biggest Warzone map additions ever seen, even more Multiplayer maps, new Operators, and an all new Battle Pass, which includes two free weapons and other unlockable goodies for everyone to enjoy.

Players will have more places to explore in Warzone, as the Stadium will finally open up its doors and along with it, the Train Station interior and a colossal, continuously moving freight train to claim as your mobile base of operations.

There will also be a new Ground War map, 2 new 6v6 maps, and a Gunfight map primed for frenetic combat. That’s a total of 4 new multiplayer maps that will surely satisfy your appetite for destruction.

Season 5 also brings with it an all new Battle Pass, which will provide 100 Tiers of new content, including up to 1,300 points that will allow you to purchase the Battle Pass for next season. Progressing through the Battle Pass will also net you an instant unlock for Lerch, the leader of the Shadow Company, as well as more Operator skins and blueprints, among other rewards.

Along with all the new content, events have transpired that led to the formation of a new group aligned in name only with the Allegiance faction, the Shadow Company, which makes an explosively memorable entrance into the world of Modern Warfare.

Players should start downloading the game, as the Season 5 update is massive, clocking in at a whopping 33.9GB for the PS4 and 49.8GB for the Xbox One.

For more details on Season 5, check out the official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare website.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Aspiring Overwatch pro player? Wishing for a chance to break through and make it to the big leagues? Look no further as AKG Games has just the thing for you.

On August 22, AKG games will be holding the Overwatch 2020 ACE Championship, a tournament to profile emerging Overwatch teams from Asia, and will be debuting with a US$100,000 prize pool funded by Activision Blizzard Esports!

Teams exclusively from Southeast Asia as well as Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, and Taiwan will be eligible to join and registration for the tournament will start today, August 3, via this LINK. If you’re interested in catching all of the action, Overwatch ACE will be streamed on 3 – 4 October 2020 at AKG’s YouTube channel as well as the Overwatch Twitch channel.  

Activision Blizzard Esports is committed to enhance Overwatch esports communities in Asia and the Overwatch ACE Championship is just one of the many efforts that players can expect moving forward!

On August 7, Hearthstone’s latest expansion entitled Scholomance Academy goes live. Featuring 130 new cards including 40 dual class cards, this new update is sure to shake up the game as we know it.

As with the usual tradition before a big expansion hits, card reveals have started last July 22 and for Scholomance Academy, Hearthstone personalities take part in the show, revealing cards that will be part of the new expansion. Not to be left behind, the Philippines will take part in the festivities!

Local Hearthstone caster and player ExcelsorPH will be unveiling an exclusive card on July 29 (that’s today!) at 7:30 p.m. on his Facebook page and if you want in on the excitement, be sure to watch the stream later tonight.

Wyndsor Martillana, or ExcelsorPH as he is famously known, is not only an avid Hearthstone fan, but he is also a licensed doctor, caster, and voice actor. “Every new expansion gives birth to a multitude of meta-defining decks. Being part of that change is an honor and I am proud to be part of this exciting experience,” exclaimed ExcelsiorPH.

To learn more about the upcoming expansion, check out the cinematic trailer below:

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is not only bringing along all the skating goodness from the 90’s but all of the shredding tunes that the game is well known for, plus much more.

Activision announced the addition of 37 new tracks, ranging from old-school ‘90s rap and ska punk to international indie hits and up-and-coming artists, in addition to the 18 tracks from the original game.

A virtual concert was the venue for the announcement and it included performances by CHAII, Merkules, Machine Gun Kelly and Rough Francis, who are among the new musical talent to appear in the remastered game’s soundtrack.

Here’s the list of artists that are being added to the game’s soundtrack:

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • A. Swayze & the Ghosts
  • Alex Lahey
  • All Talk
  • American Nightmare
  • Backchat
  • Baker Boy
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Prez ft. Kid Something
  • Charlie Brown Jr.
  • Cherry Kola
  • Chick Norris
  • Craig Craig ft. Icy Black
  • Crush Effect ft. KARRA
  • Destroy Boys
  • DZ Deathrays
  • JunkBunny
  • Less Than Jake
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Merkules
  • MxPx
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew
  • Reel Big Fish
  • Rough Francis
  • Screaming Females
  • Skepta
  • Spilt Milk
  • Strung Out
  • Sublime
  • The Ataris
  • Super Best Frens Club
  • Token
  • Tyrone Briggs
  • Viagra Boys
  • Zebrahead

You can also stream the full playlist on Spotify:

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will be available worldwide on September 4 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Has it been that long already? StarCraft II is turning ten today and to celebrate such a momentous occasion, a huge content update has just gone live containing a host of player-requested features!

StarCraft II will be having much needed updates to the Galaxy Map editor, new campaign achievements for all 83 missions, and new prestige talents for every co-op commander. Multiple custom campaigns will also make their debut as well as a White-Ra announcer for everyone that logs into the game from today until August 11.

A series of new short stories set in StarCraft’s Koprulu Sector—one focused on each race—beginning with “One People, One Purpose” by Alex Acks, will also be rolling out soon.

On the esports front, members of the StarCraft II development team will recount high-flying moments, personal faves, and unforgettable upsets from the last decade in StarCraft II. The War Chest Team League is also underway, which you can catch on the StarCraft II Youtube Channel.

For more information, you can visit the official StarCraft II website!

The announcement of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 sure sent shockwaves across the gaming community and along with the original cast, some of the most preeminent pro skaters in the world today will be joining the roster.

The likes of Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk and Tyshawn Jones will be bringing their talents to the game when it launches on September 4.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

“Modern-day skateboarding originated from a generation of skaters who grew up playing the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games,” said Michelle Bresaw, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Activision. “The world-class pro skaters we’re adding to this remaster took the tricks and combos from the videogame and made them possible in real life. We’re proud that the remaster will represent the skate culture landscape today with a diverse roster of skaters that will appeal to any gamer.”

Pre-orders are now available across all platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) and digital pre-orders will get access to the Warehouse Demo starting on August 14, ahead of the game’s official launch.

The base version will retail for $39.99 or around PHP2,000 while the digital deluxe version that includes unique content and in-game gear will retail for $49.99 or around PHP2,500. Hardcore shredders will want to go for the collector’s edition that will retail for $99.99 or around PHP5,000 and includes a limited-run Birdhouse deck.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is scheduled to release on September 4, 2020.