Steam’s New Castlevania-With-Permadeath Game, Dead Cells, Gets Release Date

Dead Cells, an intriguing new game that combines elements of Castlevania, roguelikes, and Dark Souls, arrives on Steam in Early Access in just a few weeks.
Developer Motion Twin today announced that Dead Cells arrives for PC in Early Access on May 10, with Mac and Linux versions to follow at a later time. A price has not yet been announced, but you can expect to see 30-40% of the full game's content available in the Early Access version.
Dead Cells is, as Motion Twin puts it, a “RogueVania” game, combining elements of Metroidvania-style games with those of roguelikes. Permadeath is a key element, but various progression systems mean you don't start from scratch just because you die.
Motion Twin also highlights its “punishing” difficulty and Souls-inspired combat. There's also an emphasis on exploration, with procedural generation used to mix up the exact layout of the otherwise “handcrafted” levels.
We got to check out Dead Cells at PAX East earlier this year and walked ..

Rainbow Six Siege Update Coming Today, Changes Lots Of Operators

Ubisoft has revealed a new update coming today for Rainbow Six Siege, tweaking lots of its operators and fixing a bunch of bugs.
Most notably, Glaz's scope–which was changed in the latest mid-season update to introduce a thermal sight–will now be easier to see through. That's done through emphasising blood splatter when a shot hits its target and by reducing the blur around the edge of highlighted enemies.
Echo has also been given a little boost: his Yokai drone's disorienting effect will now work if you hit any part of your opponent's body, as Ubisoft felt it was too difficult to hit enemies' heads.
Montagne players may be disappointed with the latest update however, as his hip-fire spread while using the LFP586 has been increased, especially at mid- to long-ranges.
The full list of changes can be seen below, via Ubisoft. The publisher also promises that it is working on a fix for Hibana's gadget, which at seemingly random times doesn't detonate. H..

Nintendo Switch Available At GameStop, But In A $500 Bundle

The Nintendo Switch remains difficult to track down six weeks after its release, but you can order one from GameStop right now. The catch: you may have to wait a few weeks, and it'll cost you $500.
As it has previously, the retailer has bundled its new allotment of Switch consoles into a large bundle that consists of the system (with gray or neon Joy-Cons); physical copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; Breath of the Wild's expansion pass; and a 128 GB microSD card.
Add it all up using GameStop's $60 price on the microSD card, and it comes out to $500, so it's not as if you're being overcharged for this. You'll simply need to want everything that's included for the bundle to be a worthwhile deal.
Switch has been routinely sold out since its launch in early March, and GameStop previously said on a call with investors that supply issues could last all year.
If you're interested, you can order the bundles here (g..

Overwatch, Final Fantasy 15 Confirmed For This Year’s MomoCon

The first details on this year's MomoCon event have been announced. Event organizers announced today that the show, now in its thirteenth year, will run May 25-28 in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring a keynote address from developers who worked on Final Fantasy XV.
Senior game designer Takatsugu Nakazawa and global brand manager Raio Mitsuno will give the keynote. Additionally, composer Naoshi Mizuta will have a presence at MomoCon during a Final Fantasy orchestral performance slated for the last day of the show.
In terms of panels, Blizzard will attend MomoCon to talk about Overwatch. Visual effects artist Rachel Day and community manager Josh Engen will host a panel, while another panel will include voice actors such as Charlet Chung (D. Va), Matthew Mercer (McCree), Jonny Cruz (Lucio), and Fred Tatasciore (Soldier 76). Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu will moderate that panel.
MomoCon 2017 will also feature two Wizards of the Coast panels, the first of which will “focus on inclusivi..

Quake Champions – Galena Champion Trailer

Galena is a healer and a warrior, skilled in both giving and taking life. Raised in the Dreamlands, where she faces off against Champions from across the waking world in twisted Arenas, Galena is a force to be reckoned with.

Xbox Live Issues Reported On Xbox One [UPDATE]

Update: The issues have been resolved, with service restored to all areas of Xbox Live, according to Microsoft.
Original Story: Some areas of Xbox Live are running into some problems today.
While Xbox Live itself appears to be operating normally, the Party and Game Invites features for Xbox One are experiencing issues, according to a post on the Xbox Live status site. It's not immediately clear how widespread the issues are, but Rocket League is one of the affected games.
We'll report back as new information becomes available regarding these issues. If you're experiencing the problems, let us know in the comments below.
We're seeing reports of issues with party and game invites for some customers. Thank you for your patience while our teams investigate!
— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) April 18, 2017

Big For Honor Patch Out Now On PS4/Xbox One, Here’s What It Does

Update [April 19]: For Honor's 1.05 update is out now on PS4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft has announced. Take a look at all the details below.
Original story follows [April 7].
Ubisoft has released full patch notes for the new 1.05 For Honor update, which is out now on PC.
The update, which will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One “approximately a week from now,” features a whole bunch of changes, including some balancing tweaks and many, many bug fixes.
One change to note is that Attack and Defence stats no longer apply when in Revenge mode. From now on, only Revenge Attack and Revenge Defence apply during this time.
Some game modes have also been tweaked, with Boosts no longer appearing at the start of Elimination rounds–you'll now have to wait for 20 seconds at the start of the game before they appear.
Click here to see the full list of patch notes on the For Honor blog.
For Honor's last patch arrived just a week ago, re-adding the River Fort map into the game after i..

Starlord Shows His Dance Moves In New Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Clip

Starlord, Gamora, Groot, and the rest of the gang return to screens next month in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. A new clip from the Marvel space adventure has been released, and it features Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) taking a break from interstellar action to show Gamora (Zoe Saldana) some smooth dance moves. Check it out below:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also stars Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and Kurt Russell. Earlier this week director James Gunn revealed that the movie would have no fewer than five post-credit sequences.
Gunn has also confirmed that he will return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. “My love for [the characters] goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine,” he wrote on Facebook.”I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit.
“And like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that..