Free PlayStation Plus Games For May 2017 Revealed On PS4/PS3/Vita

Sony has announced the lineup of free games PlayStation Plus members will receive next month.
On PS4 in North America, Plus subscribers will be able to grab sea-exploration game Abzu, as well as Telltale's episodic Tales From the Borderlands. Those in Europe, meanwhile, will see Alienation in place of Abzu.
Both of the month's Vita games, Laser Disco Defenders and Type:Rider, support Cross-Buy with PS4, providing owners of the home console with four freebies in total next month. Those on PS3 get just the usual allotment of two: Blood Knights and Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants.
All of these will be available for download beginning next Tuesday, May 2. You have until then to grab all of April's free games, which include Drawn to Death and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.
PlayStation Plus Lineup For May 2017PS4Abzu (North America only)Alienation (Europe only)Laser Disco DefendersTales From the BorderlandsType:RiderPS3Blood KnightsPort Royale 3: Pirates and MerchantsVi..

Exciting New Hot Wheels Expansion For Forza Horizon 3 Offers An Arcade-y Twist

The next expansion for Forza Horizon 3 has been revealed, and it takes the game in a distinct new direction.
Horizon 3's new Hot Wheels expansion brings both Hot Wheels cars and tracks to the game, presenting what looks like a more arcade-style of gameplay. Players visit six “themed” island off Australia's coast, each connected by Hot Wheels tracks that consist of loops, corkscrews, and more.
These new roads are also home to boost pads, half-pipes, big jumps, and other, cosmetic elements, such as a giant mechanical dinosaur seen toward the end of the trailer above.
In addition to racing along these pre-made tracks, you can use a Stunt Swap feature that allows you to modify “stunt track sections.” These can then be sent to friends for them to try out.
Ten Hot Wheels vehicles are included in the DLC, such as the 2012 Rip Rod and 2011 Bone Shaker, as well as a mystery Barn Find car to discover. Here are the nine confirmed rides:
1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shak..

Burnout 3’s Crash Mode Inspired This New Game From Ex-Criterion Founders

If you enjoyed Burnout 3: Takedown's Crash Mode, you might be interested in this upcoming indie game. Three Fields Entertainment, a company established by the founders of Burnout developer Criterion, has revealed its new title: Danger Zone.
Danger Zone challenges you to create the biggest car crash possible, with bigger crashes equating to bigger rewards–similar to Burnout 3's Crash Mode, which proved popular when the game was released in 2004. If you cause enough vehicles to collide, you'll earn a SmashBreaker, which turns your car into a bomb that can explode on demand.
“We are going back to our roots by creating a game in a genre we are truly passionate about,” said Fiona Sperry, Three Fields' founder and CEO, in a press release. “Danger Zone takes what made the Crash Mode featured in 2004's Burnout 3: Takedown so popular and transforms it into an all-new car-crashing, arcade-style game. We look forward to engaging those same fans by delivering an entirely ..

New Mario Toys Now Available With McDonald’s Happy Meals

Nintendo has again partnered with McDonald's to offer toys based on its franchises with Happy Meals.
From now until May 22, Happy Meal purchases will come with one of eight different toys. They may lack the same level of appeal or functionality of Amiibo figures, but they do each have a “special function.” The translucent Mario, for instance, can light up different colors.
This isn't the first time Nintendo toys have been offered with Happy Meals. Previous partnerships brought us toys based on Mario Kart 8, Mario, Pokemon, and more.
McDonald's is also offering the chance to win a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Making a purchase at McDonald's and registering it in the restaurant chain's mobile app will provide you with one entry in the sweepstakes, while Happy Meal purchases will net you two entries. Alternatively, you can simply send an email once per day between now and May 22 to receive free entries. There are 100 bundles in a..

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Concept Art Featured Childish Gambino

Eric Bellefeulle, former lead user interface artist for BioWare Montreal, has published some concept art providing an early look at Mass Effect: Andromeda. The images, which you can see on his Artstation gallery, reveal some interesting things about the game's early life.
While much of this is primarily focused on UI, they hint at ideas that weren't featured in the final game, such as the ability to receive bonuses by scanning Remnant glyphs. There's also a look at some environments that changed over time, such as Ryder's quarters, which in the art is shown to have a large cylindrical tank to house SAM, the AI that is featured prominently throughout the game.
One image that really sticks out, however, is the squad menu. It shows early character models for Cora and Peebee, who both look drastically different, and also reveals that Nakmor Drack was originally called Narmor Drack. Vetra Nyx, meanwhile, was called Vale Nyx.
Then there's the image of Liam Kosta, the..

Nintendo Switch Back In Stock At GameStop

Retailer GameStop announced today that it has received a “limited supply” of Nintendo Switch consoles and is selling them at stores across the US right now.
The timing is noteworthy, considering Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on April 28. It's one of the highest-profile releases so far for the Switch, and is sure to help move systems.
“It's perfect timing to have additional Nintendo Switch units arrive just days before the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” GameStop senior director of merchandising Eric Bright said. “This is truly an amazing pairing of the latest in Nintendo technology innovation with a classic, iconic game.”
The Nintendo Switch costs $300, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe goes for $60. GameStop is offering $200 in credit when you trade in a PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, or Wii U and apply it to the Switch. The offer is good until Sunday, April 30.
Additionally, Best Buy and Toys 'R Us will have Switch units back in stock this coming Friday, April 28, timed with the launch ..