• Patapon Remastered is slated for release on PS4 August 1. PATA-PATA-PATA-PON!

  • Sony is taking applications for PS4’s next big firmware update, 5.0. At the time of writing no details have been divulged other than the beta will kick off in early August.


  • Wii U received a firmware update and data miners have discovered new text which reads “The Miiverse service has ended. Miiverse and any software features that make use of Miiverse are now unavailable.”. Switch doesn’t support Miiverse, instead opting for the ability to share on popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, so the impending removal of Miiverse shouldn’t come as a surprise.

  • Popular accessory maker Anker has announced an officially licensed line of Pokémon GO products including phone cases, battery packs, portable speakers, and more.

  • The Nintendo Switch Online app has launched for iOS and Android and boy does it have restrictions! Expect to hear our thoughts all about Nintendo’s laughable smartphone app required for chat and it’s cumbersome chat solution in our next podcast episode Monday at 8am.

  • Pokémon GO players will have the ability to catch a legendary if they work together. As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokémon and Raid Battles, they can keep an eye out for unique Legendary Eggs appearing at Gyms. If Trainers and their team are able to successfully defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, they’ll have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokémon of their own! While Legendary Pokémon will help them take on the toughest Raid Bosses and Gym Battles, they’re not willing to leave their Trainer’s side, so they can’t be left to defend Gyms.

Industry News

  • We have some more info on the Ataribox. Basically, it’s a NES Classic meets OUYA.

  • Mass Effect Trilogy director Casey Hudson has returned to BioWare in order to work on ANTHEM.

  • The MLB is looking to take Blizzard to court over their proposed Overwatch League logo. The logo was created in 1969 and since then, a white silhouette against a solid or contrasting color background has been used by several leagues and sports organizations in North America, including the PGA Tour, Major League Gaming, the Indy Racing League and, most notably, the National Basketball Association.

  • Speaking of Overwatch, the game’s latest character addition, Doomfist, is headed to consoles July 27.

  • In an interview with Famitsu, it has been confirmed all the worlds in Kingdom Hearts III will be revealed before the game releases. The game will also have systems for DLC in place, although nothing has been announced, and KH III will have fewer worlds than it’s true predecessor KH II.

  • Even after several hours, I never finished Fallout 4, but speedrunner tomatoanus (LOL) managed to beat five games from the series in well under two hours at 1hr 37m 54s.

  • Doom’s latest fittingly numbered 6.66 update makes all DLC free, revises multiplayer progression, and drops the digital price to $14.99. If you’re still unconvinced that Doom is awesome, Windows PC and Xbox One players can try it over a free weekend beginning Thursday, July 20, at noon for Xbox One and 1 p.m. for PC. PlayStation 4 owners can try a a free weekend beginning noon on Thursday July 27. The free trial offers the first two levels of the single-player campaign and unlimited play in its online multiplayer. Any progression earned in the free trial carries over to a full purchase.

  • A Mega Man movie looks to be on the way. The directors of the film Catfish, are “in final negotiations to write and direct,” according to Hollywood Reporter. The Mega Man movie was rumored as early as 2015.

  • In a summer update video, Telltale Games outlined its plans for the rest of this year and 2018, including announcing Batman: The Enemy Within, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and The Wolf Among Us 2.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog’s long-running comic book series is coming to an end, Sega of America announced today, via the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. Sega is ending its partnership with publisher Archie Comics after 24 years and hundreds of issues.

  • As the end of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Early Access days are drawing to an end, developer Studio Wildcard announced that the game’s 1.0 release will not wipe out server data as initially planned.

  • Blizzard has reminded folks in a forum post that those gaming on Vista or XP machines will lose support this October. I mean, you should be on a newer OS for the sake of security alone.

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