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The Sims 4 will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 17

Electronic Arts has announced that The Sims 4 will make its PS4 and Xbox One debut on November 17. According to the publisher, console players will get to experience the same “creativity, inclusivity and freedom of choice” as the PC version of The Sims 4:

As with The Sims 4 on PC, console players can experience and test life’s limits in a world where there are no rules. Fans will have the power to create unique Sims, customizing everything from their hair color and style to their fashion choices and life aspirations. With the room-based Build Mode, players can design and pick décor, effortlessly building their dream home. In the mood to explore? Sims can check out the various neighborhoods and dynamic venues the world offers.

The Sims 4 on console gives players the unique gameplay the PC base game has to offer, plus many of the additional content updates added to The Sims 4 post-launch. After the console game launches, fans can also look forward to periodic game updates and extra content releases.

Fans who opt for the Deluxe Party Edition will receive bonus in-game content (including a Flaming Tiki Bar, outrageous costumes, silly animal hats, hot tubs, and more) and they’ll be able to play The Sims 4 three days early (on November 14). But if you want to try before you buy, EA Access subscribers will be able to download a time-limited version of the full game on November 9.

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Content Crash #7: Evo 2017 and Everything Esports

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. As always, I’m joined by Keno Eastmond.

We’ve got some cool stuff to talk about today. We’re going to focus on everything esports. And what better time to discuss esports than in the aftermath of Evo 2017.


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Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3: More Than A Feeling will be available on August 22

In addition to unveiling Batman: The Enemy Within, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and The Wolf Among Us Season 2 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Telltale Games also confirmed that the next episode for Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on August 22.

According to the publisher’s Twitter page, it’ll be known as Episode 3: More Than A Feeling, and it’ll feature a team-up between Gamora and Nebula:

We’ll learn more about Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3: More Than A Feeling in the coming weeks.

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Shelob isn’t just a giant spider in the latest Middle-Earth: Shadow of War trailer

Shelob is quite possibly the most famous spider in all of fiction, but the character will become so much more in this Fall’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.

“The Spider” revealed her human form to Talion and Celebrimbor in a new trailer for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War that was released during this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. Players will actually approach Shelob as something of an ally, and she’ll provide visions that help push the game’s plot forward. While that sounds like a good deal for Talion, I’m not sure I’d be able to trust a giant spider.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 10.

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Spider-Man, Haggar, Frank West, Nemesis join Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite in Comic-Con 2017 trailer

The Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite roster recently expanded by four as Capcom revealed a new trailer featuring Spider-Man, Final Fight‘s Haggar, Dead Rising‘s Frank West, and Resident Evil 3‘s Nemesis during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The video also includes more footage of Thanos and Gamora, as well as the first look at the Mind Stone in action.

If you’re unfamiliar with any member of this quartet, the Capcom-Unity blog delves into their backstories a bit, and discusses how the Mind Stone can affect matches:

The Mind Stone is the fifth announced Infinity Stone for Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite. This stone brings a command grab type of attack to its wielder in the air and on the ground. Upon landing a successful Infinity Surge attack, the opponent will fall to the ground and wake up in a daze, giving the wielder plenty of time to set up their next attack. Activating the Infinity Storm gives players a boost in hyper gauge regeneration. Hyper gauge will naturally increase without performing any additional actions, letting players build up their powerful super attacks much faster.

Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 19.

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Injustice 2 heats up Comic-Con 2017 with Starfire’s debut trailer

Injustice 2 chilled out earlier this month with the addition of Sub-Zero to the game’s character roster, but we’re looking ahead to a heatwave as NetherRealm Studios will release Starfire as the game’s next downloadable character in August.

In addition to confirming Starfire’s launch month, NetherRealm also released a new trailer for the alien princess during this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. Watch as she pounds the DC Universe with deadly Energy Beams to, as well as Celestial Projectiles, and an out-of-this-world “Supernova” Super Move.

Starfire is slated to be the final addition to Injustice 2 as part of Fighter Pack 1, which also includes Red Hood and Sub-Zero. A new series of downloadable characters that comprise Fighter Pack 2 will be available beginning this Fall.

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Xbox Store Today: Fortnite, Zed Blade, Conga Master

A trio of new games were added to the Xbox Games Store today…

First up is Fortnite, an “Action Building” game from Epic that’s been in development for more than five years. But it’s now available to download for the Xbox One, and it gives players the chance to defend their base from attack. After building a series of traps and walls, Fortnite’s can venture out into the world and go on the offensive against the mutant horde.

Also available to download for the Xbox One today is Zed Blade, a horizontally-scrolling shooter that was originally released for the NeoGeo in 1994; and Conga Master, an arcade dancing game from Undercoders.

You can learn more about all of these games after the break. (more…)

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Doomfist will be added to Overwatch for all players on July 27

Doomfist is currently available as part of Overwatch’s Public Test Region, but Blizzard has announced the villainous character join the game’s regular lineup on July 27.

To celebrate, they’ve released a new behind-the-scenes video exploring Doomfist’s origin… from his mention in Overwatch’s original cinematic trailer… all the way to the present and the influences of the fighting game genre on the character.

The full “New Hero Preview” for Doomfirst has been embedded above.

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