Dragon Ball FighterZ: Release Date, Guides, Review, And Everything You Need To Know

Arc System Works' highly-anticipated fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ, is almost here. The cel-shaded 2.5D fighter follows a 3v3 format similar to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and it's packed with Easter eggs and references for Dragon Ball fans to find. Here, we're collecting all the details you need to know about Dragon Ball FighterZ, from the release date to gameplay, tips, and more.
We'll continue to update this feature with the final review, guides, and more as they're published, so stay tuned both before and after the game's launch!
Table of Contents [hide]Release DateReviewWho's On The Roster?What About The Story Mode?Collector's Edition And Pre-Order BonusesPC SpecsGuidesGameplayRelease DateDragon Ball FighterZ releases on January 26 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A pre-release beta has already wrapped up.
ReviewGameSpot's Dragon Ball Fighter Z review-in-progress is now online. In it, critic Peter Brown states, “FighterZ is complex and distinct..

A Star Wars Dynasty Warriors Game Is Still On Koei Tecmo’s Wishlist

Traditionally, the company behind the Dynasty Warriors and Dead or Alive series has been a niche player. But with the critical and commercial success of Team Ninja's Nioh and its focus on delivering titles to the Nintendo Switch, Koei Tecmo suddenly cracked into the AAA games space.
At a recent Koei Tecmo event, we had the chance to speak with the president of Koei Tecmo, Hisashi Koinuma, about the company's recent successes, and its current outlook on the gaming market. Last February's Nioh, a new IP from Koei Tecmo that suffered a lengthy development, turned out to be a rather stellar game that coupled the systems of a Souls game with the deep combat mechanics from Team Ninja's past work–which includes Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. With Nioh behind them, Koinuma spoke briefly about what its success meant for Koei Tecmo.
“It's been a while since a new IP became so successful like that. So based on that experience, we definitely want to continue to makes gam..

Monster Hunter World Has An Important Day One Update On PS4 And Xbox One

Monster Hunter World launches for PS4 and Xbox One at the end of this week, and like many other titles nowadays, it'll require an update on release day. Capcom recently shared details about the game's day-one patch, which adds a couple of features and will be required to play the game online.
According to the official Monster Hunter World website, the version 1.01 update will weigh in at roughly 815 MB, though the exact file size will likely vary depending on which console you're playing the game on. Most importantly, the update adds online multiplayer, event quests, chat, and other online features, meaning you won't be able to play Monster Hunter World online with other players or download any additional content until you've installed the patch.
In addition to the online features, the 1.01 update makes some unspecified bug fixes and adds a Gallery mode to Monster Hunter World's main menu, which allows you to re-watch any cutscenes you've witnessed in..

New On Netflix This Week: One Day At A Time Season 2, Original Comedy Specials

A new week means new programming being added to Netflix's streaming library. While these might not be the most exciting arrivals of the month, considering elsewhere in January saw the Batman and Lethal Weapon movie franchises becoming available to stream, there are some titles you will want to check out.
The most notable arrival of the week is a new season of the Netflix original sitcom One Day at a Time. The show, which is loosely based on the '70s-'80s sitcom of the same name, stars Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, and counts TV icon Norman Lear among its executive producers. Upon its premiere in early 2017, the series was met with positive reviews. As with Season 1, the new installment of the show will include 13 episodes.
This week will also see a new season of the animated The Adventures of Puss in Boots and the Netflix original movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture be added to the streamer, among other titles. Finally, two new comedy specials will debut. Todd Glass: Ac..

Hunt: Showdown’s Alpha Test Begins This Month On PC

Hunt: Showdown has had a bit of a rocky past, but things are looking up for the two-to-ten-player monster hunting title. Starting January 31, closed alpha testing will begin on Steam for PC.
As alpha testing usually goes, this period will test gameplay, balancing, and backend functionality. New weapons, equipment, traits, and ranks will be continuously refreshed. Invitations are already being sent out randomly, but if you'd like to get on the list, signup is here.
Hunt: Showdown is the revival of Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age. Back in 2014, Hunt was meant to be Crytek USA's first title, a free-to-play co-op game set in the 19th century. That studio, along with several others, was shut down in 2014. Hunt: Showdown was revived in 2017 at E3 with a new team and direction. Now it's a competitive multiplayer game with up to five teams of two players racing to defeat a monster and escape with the bounty.
We're not sure when Hunt: Showdown will be released quite yet, but..

Thor Director’s “What We Do In The Shadows” TV Series Moving Ahead

A TV show adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows is reportedly moving ahead. FX has ordered a pilot to be produced, with the key talent behind the film of the same name on board.
According to Variety, FX has committed to producing a pilot. Both Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement will serve as executive producers after writing, directing, and starring in the 2014 film. Additionally, Waititi (who recently directed Thor: Ragnarok) will act as director, while Clement will write the show. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen will all star in the series, which Variety says will take the form of a half-hour comedy.
Unfortunately, there are no details on what the show version will be about. However, when he spoke about the long-rumored project last year, Waititi suggested that an idea was to essentially do a TV show version of the film but set it in the United States. The original film took the form of a mockumentary about four vampires who live in Australia.
There&#..

Next Pokemon Go Real-World Event Announced, Here’s When

Pokemon Go's inaugural Community Day may have only taken place this past weekend, but developer Niantic has already announced details for the next event. The second Pokemon Go Community Day will be held next month, on February 24, and it'll give players a chance to catch a rare Dragon-type Pokemon.
Unlike previous Pokemon Go events such as Chicago's Pokemon Go Fest and Europe's Safari Zone events, Community Days aren't held at a specific location, but rather during a designated window of time. This gives players around the world a chance to meet up at local parks at the specified time and catch Pokemon together. Players are able to earn in-game bonuses for the duration of the event; during February's Community Day, catching Pokemon will net you triple the normal amount of Stardust, while Lure Modules will last for an extended period of three hours.
Most importantly, each Pokemon Go Community Day will feature a special Pokemon that knows a move it cannot ty..

Minecraft Boss Wants More Cross-Play, As Game Sets New Player Record

With the Better Together update last year, Minecraft added the first elements of cross-play for the popular sandbox game. For the first time, Minecraft players on Xbox One will be able to play with those Nintendo Switch when the feature rolls out, bringing the previously separated playerbases together. Cross-play is also supported with other platforms such as PC and mobile. One system that has not gotten in on the action yet is the PlayStation 4. Microsoft and Sony are reportedly still talking about adding cross-play someday, but it hasn't happened yet. Now, Minecraft boss Helen Chiang, in one of her first interviews since getting appointed to head of Minecraft, has said she hopes that one day the entire Minecraft community will be united–wherever they are.
“All of our players are playing across a number of different devices and platforms, and it shouldn't matter where they're playing,” Chiang told Popsugar. “What's important to us is that they have the opportunity..

Fable Creator Peter Molyneux Shares His Ideas For Fable 4

A report last week claimed that “Microsoft is working on Fable 4. While still unconfirmed, it is exciting to think about a fourth entry in the RPG series and what new things it might do, being the first new instalment in the core series since 2010's Fable III. Now, Fable creator Peter Molyneux has weighed in with his own ideas for the game.
Though he's not working on it, having left Microsoft back in 2012 to lead his own studio, his perspective is interesting and noteworthy, given that he created the franchise and always has a lot to say. Speaking to IGN, Molyneux said setting the game as a prequel to Fable 1 would be a “perfect” place to tell a story.
This would be a perfect setting for Fable 4, the land of Albion would be much more primitive, the magic much more attuned to nature, the combat much more brutal,” he said. “The story would follow the founding members of the heroes guild, why it was set up.”
In terms of new gameplay features, Molyneux said he'd like to see ..

Ordered To Pay $3 Million Fine, Valve Files Another Appeal In Australia

Valve, the PC gaming giant that operates Steam, has filed another motion to appeal the an Australian regulator's decision to fine the company $3 million over claims that it misled or deceived gamers in matters related to Steam's refund policy.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's legal action against Valve dates back to 2014, which is when the process began. Two years later, in 2016, Australia's Federal Court ruled that Valve misled or deceived consumers. And later that year, Valve was ordered to pay penalties amount to $3 million. Valve's initial appeal was dismissed, and now Valve has filed another appeal, against the claims and the penalty.
IGEA's Jonny Roses explains, Valve applied for a “special leave” to the High Court for its Federal Court appeal regarding the decision. The decision and the $3 million penalty are still holding pending the decision of the appeal process.
Valve has applied for special leave to the High Court, to appeal..