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Free Nintendo Switch Online App Out Now, Here’s What It Does

Nintendo has launched a new online app for the Nintendo Switch. Available now is the free Nintendo Switch Online App for iOS and Android. The app will support Splatoon 2 when it launches this week, allowing you to invite friends to online matches and make use of voice chat. Additionally, you can invite people to private battles, league battles, Salmon runs, and Splatfest battles. This all happens inside of a service called SplatNet 2.
The Nintendo Switch Online app is free, as is the online functionality for Splatoon 2. But only until the Switch's online service officially launches in 2018. At that time, a membership will cost $20/year, while you can also subscribe for 1 and 3 months.
Your iPhone must have iOS 9.0 or later, while Android devices require 4.4 or newer. The following languages are supported: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, and Italian.
Go to the Nintendo Switch Online App FAQ page to learn more about it.
Splatoon 2 is the onl..

What Do You Want To Know About Ark: Survival Evolved?

Ark: Survival Evolved has been available in some form for two years now, and it's been wildly, consistently popular. It's sold many millions of copies. The game's full version launches in August for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Ahead of that, GameSpot is speaking to Jesse Rapczak, the art director and co-creative director at developer Studio Wildcard, which he co-founded. This is a rare opportunity to speak with one of the higher-ups at the studio who helps guide the direction of the hit dinosaur action game.
We're trying something new for GameSpot with this interview. We want YOU to submit questions about Ark for Rapczak. Post them in the comments, and we'll select some to put directly to Rapczak. Ask whatever you want, but there is no guarantee that your question will be selected. We'll choose them based on newsworthiness, originality, humour, and other criteria. Go ahead! We're cutting off questions on Friday, July 21, so ask away!
Ark: Surviva..

Forza 7’s First 167 Cars Revealed

There are more than 700 cars in Forza Motorsport 7, and now developer Turn 10 has announced the first 167 of them. Posted on Autoblog, the car list includes a lot of recognisable brands such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, and Maserati.
The Porsche cars are notable, given that EA previously held the exclusive license for Porsche, though this expired at the end of 2016. Sony's Gran Turismo Sport will also have Porsche cars in it.
Forza 7 was officially announced at E3 2017, and is due out on October 3 for Xbox One and PC. Like every Xbox One game, it will also play on the Xbox One X, and in this case it will feature better-looking graphics on the super-powerful console.
The game runs at a native 4K resolution on Xbox One X at 60 FPS. The game has “shocking levels of detail,” according to Turn 10's Dan Greenawalt.
Forza Motorsport 7's First 167 Cars:2013 Ariel Atom 500 V82016 Ariel Nomad1958 Aston Martin DBR11960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato1964 Aston Martin DB51977 Asto..

MLB Thinks Logo For Overwatch’s Pro League Could Be Too Similar To Its Own

Is the Overwatch League's logo too similar to that of Major League Baseball's? That's what MLB is looking into right now, and if something is to be done about it, time is running out.
As explained by law firm Morrison/Lee, Blizzard registered its Overwatch League logo image on March 28. At that time, anyone had 30 days to file an opposition, and MLB reportedly did that just one day before the deadline. MLB asked for an additional 90 days to look into the matter, and the Trademark Office approved the request right away.
The new deadline for MLB to file its notice of opposition is July 26, so if something is going to happen, we'll know soon, it seems.
The logos do share some stylistic elements. For example, they are both rectangular with two main colours and a silhouette of a character in the middle. Both characters, Tracer and the batter, are facing left, and the names of the leagues are on the bottom in both.
As explained by Mashable, the MLB might be investigating ..

Ubisoft Responds To Red Dead Redemption 2’s Delay

Red Dead Redemption 2 moving out of 2017 could be good news for Ubisoft, according to CFO Alain Martinez. Speaking during Ubisoft's latest earnings call today, the executive said Rockstar's game shifting to 2018 could help Ubisoft's own games perform better.
“Clearly the fact that there is no Red Dead Redemption [2] is a positive for our fiscal year 2018,” he said. “This is something that we had taken into our [financial] assumptions. So the absence of that game is of course giving us a better window for the launch of some of our games.”
As part of Ubisoft's earnings report today, the company said it expects fiscal Q2 sales to jump 34 percent, thanks in part to the launch of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, the third DLC season for the swordfighting game For Honor, and the new Hong Kong expansion for Rainbow Six Siege. Some analysts were wondering why Ubisoft was so confident that sales would increase year-over-year, and the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 is moving..

The Simpsons: Next Celebrity Cameo Revealed

Singer Ed Sheeran will voice a character on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. According to Entertainment Weekly, Sheeran will play a musician (of course) named Brendan. He'll appear in a musical-themed Season 29 episode called “Haw-Haw Land,” which sounds like it'll riff on the movie La La Land.
According to EW, Lisa Simpson falls in love with Brendan. Sheeran himself backed this up on Instagram, writing, “Watch out for this one, me and Lisa have a whole thing going on.”
As you would expect, Milhouse is not loving the fact that Lisa is smitten with another man. “When Lisa meets Brendan, Milhouse comes in and he goes, 'I've brought three kinds of waters–cold, warm, and lukewarm,'” showrunner Al Jean said. “Lisa goes, 'I'm not thirsty anymore,' and 'Milhouse goes, 'Dammit!' That's the effect he has on somebody elseā€¦. The girls love him but he's difficult.”
Sheeran is a big fan of The Simpsons; he even has a tattoo of t..

Fantastic RPG Undertale Dated On PS4/Vita; Special Edition Detailed

It was quite the surprise when Sony announced at E3 2017 that the critically acclaimed RPG Undertale was coming to PS4 and Vita. Today, creator Toby Fox announced exactly when PlayStation fans will be able to get their hands on it, and he also detailed the physical collector's edition.
Undertale launches on August 15, and it'll be Cross-Buy compatible–meaning that you only have to buy the game once to get a copy on both platforms. If you pre-order the game now, you get a dynamic theme for your PS4 which you can see in Fox's PS Blog post.
In addition, the creator revealed what comes in Undertale's special edition. Published by Fangamer, the special edition comes with a physical copy of the game on PS4, PC, or Vita. It also includes the complete soundtrack on CD, sheet music annotated by Toby Fox, and a gold-plated brass locket. You can also buy a physical copy of the standard edition of the game. All physical editions–both collector's and standard–comes with ..

Classic-Style PS4/PC Tactical RPG Children Of Zodiarcs Out Now

The latest game from Square Enix's indie-focused Collective unit has been released. Children of Zodiarcs, a “deck and dice” tactical RPG reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem, is now available for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Developed by Cardboard Utopia, an indie studio comprised of industry veterans, Children of Zodiarcs features classic tactical RPG gameplay with dice-rolling and deck-building elements. Players maneuver their party around a grid-based map, then roll dice and use the cards in their deck to attack foes. You can watch a trailer for the game below.
The story follows a band of thieves led by Nahmi who break into a noble's vault to steal a priceless artifact. However, the heist doesn't go quite as planned; the group is pursued by guards armed with deadly Zodiarc weapons and must escape from their assailants through the slums of Torus.
Creative director Jason Kim says the game was inspired by the tactical RPGs he used to play during the 16- and 32-b..

Wacky AR Headset Google Glass Is Back–But This Time It’s Meant For Workers

It's safe to say that Google's weird, buggy Glass augmented-reality headset was ahead of its time. The dream of augmented reality is coming back in full force, with Apple, Microsoft, Disney, and many other companies working seriously on AR. For several years, it seemed as if Glass had been shelved and forgotten by the tech giant. But today, Google announced that Glass isn't dead–in fact, it's back in an improved form meant for the workplace.
Called Glass Enterprise Edition, the new headset looks pretty much the same as the original incarnation, albeit a bit sturdier and more industrial-looking. It boasts improved processing power, longer battery life, a better camera, and a light to let other people know when it's recording (a feature which the original lacked, motivating complaints from the public). It also works with prescription glasses.
Right now, it's only available through Glass Partners, companies which work with Google to custom-build versions of ..

First PS4 Gameplay Video For Sudden Strike 4 Released

Sudden Strike 4 is due out soon and, for the first time in the series' history, it will be available on a console too. The game will launch on PC and PlayStation 4 next month.
The real-time strategy game will take players deep into battle during World War II. There are three different campaigns, allowing you to play as Allied, German, and Russian forces. It will launch worldwide on PC on August 11 and the PS4 version will launch in the UK and Europe the same day. North American players will have to wait a bit longer, as the PlayStation 4 version will launch on August 15. Check out some of the PS4 gameplay in the video above.
Developer Kalypso Media says the game will have “finely-tuned PlayStation 4 controls” that allow players to effectively issue detailed commands to their units (more than 100 different units in total). There are also 20+ single player missions, a challenge-focused skirmish mode, and a multiplayer mode that supports up to eight players.
Sudden Strike 4 maintains..