So far, there have been three Overwatch APEX tournaments in South Korea. Lunatic Hai has won two of them. Widely regarded as one of the best Overwatch teams in the world — if not the best — they were expected to dismantle relatively unheralded team MVP Space without breaking much of a sweat. Instead, they lost.
Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden is lively when we sit down to chat. A five-time veteran of The International, this event isn't quite the same as the previous ones. In May, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sitting on the concourse floor in Key Arena in August, several weeks into the Dota 2 tournament that annually consumes Seattle, you might think it was her first day there.
OK, it's not quite playing Dark Souls with a drum set, but I'm more than happy to give kudos to Perth-based streamer PeekingBoo and his impressive attempt to control Splatoon 2 using an actual DDR arcade machine. And not just with one pad, but two.
"Added good ending," read a recent patch note for the sci-fi Souls-like Immortal Planet. The game's small community was thrilled. They had a new goal, a reason to put on their sleuthing caps. But after weeks of struggling to unlock this secret ending, the game's developer revealed it was all a big joke.
In the nearly 80 years that he's spent terrorising Gotham City, he's gone by many different names. John Doe. Jackanapes. The Clown Prince of Crime. Puddin'. The Joker's true identity is the card he's always played closest to his chest, but it's about to be revealed in DC's upcoming Batman: White Knight.
Batterystaple Games and Fire Hose Games must agree with me that Mega Man X is the best Mega Man game, because their 20XX is an obvious tribute. 20XX perfectly recreates the feeling of Mega Man X, and generously adds all the procedural elements (scheduled challenges, permadeath, a progression system, loot) that players want out of an old-fashioned game these days.
The earlier Chun-Li character model in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite looked terrible. Now, it appears that her strange appearance has been fixed.
This month, a series of officially licensed "Terrarium Collection" Pokemon toys goes on sale in Japan. The collection doesn't specifically say that this is what the inside of Pokeballs actually look like. But they are shaped like Pokeballs!
This Saturday, an enormous new Gundam store will open its doors in Tokyo's Odaiba. Called The Gundam Base Tokyo, the shop will have over 2,000 types of Gundam goods for sale and another 1,500 on display. That is apparently the largest assortment on Earth.
Madden NFL 18 has a story mode, a first for a Madden game. Called "Longshot," it follows the career of fictional would-be quarterback Devin Wade. Unlike Madden 18's Ultimate Team mode, which allows you to feel like an all-powerful football god who can make record-setting numbers of touchdowns per game, Longshot isn't about winning. Instead, it's a story about overcoming loss and grief, in life and in football.
Coming soon to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, the third instalment of Zen Studios' pinball platform will focus on community run tournaments and multiplayer match-ups. Today the studio announced which console and PC platforms can play together, as well as which Pinball FX 2 tables players can import into Pinball FX 3.