Exclusive First Look At Patrick Star's Gameplay Breakdown For Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

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Not only does Spongebob’s best friend Patrick Star have his own show now, but he’s also the star of the newest character breakdown for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. We have the exclusive first look at Patrick in action.

Patrick’s playstyle is unlike others we’ve seen from the cast so far. He’s the game’s equivalent to a grappler, with all his special attacks resulting in grabbing and slamming his opponents to the ground. Unleashing his neutral special allows for additional side-to-side slams (think what Hulk did to Loki in The Avengers) if you hammer on the button. Using Patrick’s up special, called “I Am Already A Star,” propels the shining starfish in whichever direction you’d like, giving the character some surprising mobility. As a bonus, if an opponent finds themselves in Patrick’s path during this move, they’ll be grabbed and tossed aside. Rounding out the special attacks is possibly Patrick’s most dangerous move, the down special “Hugdriver.” Patrick captures a character and jumps forward to deliver a devastating powerbomb. However, crafty players can use this move to careen both characters right off the stage for a strategic double KO.

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John Carson

Anthony Mackie Cast In Live-Action Twisted Metal TV Series

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In February, it was announced that a live-action Twisted Metal TV show was in the works by Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions. The action-comedy series based PlayStation’s iconic vehicular combat franchise seems to have found its star in one Anthony Mackie, who will portray a character known only as John Doe.

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe know Mackie best for his portrayal as the superhero Sam Wilson/Falcon in several film installments (including an upcoming 4th Captain America movie) and as the star of the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Mackie’s film credits also include The Woman in the Window, Synchronic, and Pain & Gain

Head of PlayStation Productions Asad Qizilbash tells Deadline that “We’re thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His ability to blend comedy, action and drama is perfect for the Twisted world we’re creating.”

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Marcus Stewart

Japan Will Build Another Giant Full Scale Gundam

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Japan loves its massive, full-scale Gundam mecha. After those built in Tokyo’s waterfront district of Odaiba and the moving one in Yokohama, another is coming.

Today a press release from Mitsui Fudosan announced that a full-scale model of the RX-93ff ν Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack will be built by spring 2022 in Fukuoka. Its construction will be supervised by director Yoshiyuki Tomino himself in collaboration with the Bandai Namco group, and it’ll be the first of its kind built in Kyushu.

It’ll stand in the plaza in front of the LaLaport Fukuoka mall. Inside the mall, the opening of the Gundam Park Fukuoka is also planned, promising a new entertainment hub for Gundam fans of all ages.

It’ll basically be pretty similar to Odaiba’s Gundam built in front of the Diver City mall, which includes the Gundam Base gunpla and merchandising megastore.

Below you can check out a map of the location and a few renders of the statue.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Happy’s Humble Burger Farm Is a Horror Cooking Sim Straight Out of Your Worst Nightmares

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If you’ve ever fancied playing a horror cooking sim, the first thing we’d say is, oh boy, that’s pretty damn niche! The next thing we’d say is Arizona-based studio Scythe Dev Team may have your distinct tastes covered. Yes, today the indie developer dropped a new trailer and a release window for its upcoming PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC title, dubbed Happy’s Humble Burger Farm.

Go ahead and check out the nightmarish video down below. We warn you, though, you probably won’t be sleeping tonight…

Yep, we know – there’s enough nightmare fuel in there to keep you going till All Hallows’ Eve. But we warned you, right?

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Dylan Chaundy

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Aragami 2 review: a breezy ninja stealth 'em up

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‘Breezy’ seems like an odd word to slap on a stealth game - a measured, sometimes plodding genre - but it fits ninj-em-up Aragami 2 perfectly. Flow like water, it says; stabby water, with wings. Flow, then, like an irresponsibly sharp ice-sculpture of a hummingbird. Flow imperfectly and playfully, for the same tools that allow you to strike masterfully silent also let you mitigate sloppiness with improvisational glee. If Tenchu was an armoury to select from, and Shadow Tactics a map to study, Aragami 2 is a toybox. Let’s play ninjas, shall we?

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Nic Reuben

Solar Ash is eye-catching but seems to lack some of the poignancy Hyper Light Drifter had

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The description creator Alx Preston uses when referring to his new game Solar Ash is "Mario Galaxy meets Shadow of the Colossus, and then sprinkle in a bit of Jet Set Radio". He calls that "the dumb pitch", but it's really handy way of quickly creating an image of what this game - his next after Hyper Light Drifter - is like.

Solar Ash is a game about movement, a game about speeding around bizarre fantasy landscapes and confronting enormous bosses who live there. You skate on multicoloured clouds which bobble up behind you, and then you grind along glowing rails sprouting from alien pods. You fling grappling hooks to bridge chasms and you swing to new areas, and you scramble up sticky, sludgy growths to reach others. When you're doing Solar Ash properly, you're moving at speed.

It's not, like Hyper Light Drifter, a game about combat. There is some but it's there to make you think about the route you've picked, or to try and interrupt you. A few quick acrobatic hits see off most enemies and you're on your way again, and it creates a flowing kind of feeling to the game.

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Robert Purchese

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Solar Ash has a very different take on Mario's Mushroom Kingdom

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Hey, remember Hyper Light Drifter, your favourite action-RPG of five years ago? The devs Heart Machine are soon to be back with their new game Solar Ash, which is coming out at the end of next month. It is not like Hyper Light Drifer. For starters, Solar Ash is full 3D. Creative director Alx Preston described the elevator pitch to me as "Super Mario Galaxy meets Shadow Of The Colossus, and sprinkle in a bit of Jet Set Radio" during a hands off preview event last week, and on the face of it, it looks fantastic - something that you, too, may have gleaned from one of its recent trailers.

But Solar Ash is a game about motion, something that's very difficult to convey during a remote hands-off demo. I cannot tell you how Solar Ash feels, but I'm also a toddler with a marshmallow: put something that looks fuckin' sweet in front of me and I want to consume it, and snatch it up with my grabby little fingers.

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Alice Bell

Bethesda "actively investigating" Deathloop PC stuttering

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While Arkane's time-looping supernatural shooter Deathloop is a good'un, the PC release has not gone down well, with many players reporting suffering framerates—the worst type of timejank. The problem still stands, a day-and-a-half after launch, but there is some comfort to be found in at least an official acknowledgment from publishers Bethesda that yes, they know it's a problem. Not nearly as much comfort as a fix would be. Maybe you'll find some meagre comfort in the unlikely source for this acknowledgement: a nice picture of some burgers.

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Alice O'Connor

Midnight Black Pulse 3D Headset Announced by PlayStation

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Earlier today on the PlayStation Blog, it was revealed that Sony’s latest gaming headset will shortly be getting a version with a brand-new coat of paint. The original white Pulse 3D Headset launched with the PS5 back in Nov. 2020, and the new Midnight Black version will be hitting store shelves next month.

This new headset will match the Midnight Black DualSense controller that came out earlier this year with the same two-tone black color scheme. But unlike with the DualSense announcement, no Cosmic Red version of the Pulse 3D headset was announced alongside the Midnight Black reveal. You can find both headsets right here.

All headsets that work with the PS5 can use the same 3D audio tech that the Pulse 3D headset uses, but PlayStation states that, “…the Pulse 3D headset is specifically designed to take full advantage of the console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, with a fine-tuned frequency response to help players more precisely place sounds in exact locations to match on-screen gameplay.”

You can find the reveal trailer for the Midnight Black version of the Pulse 3D headset down below.

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Omar Banat

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Explore Spongebob Squarepants' Sandy Cheeks Moveset In Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

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Gamemill Entertainment has released a video showcasing the abilities of one of the fighters in the game from the Spongebob Squarepants universe, Sandy Cheeks! If you're familiar with the squirrel scientist from Texas, she's here to kick some other licensed tail in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. The brawl arrives this fall, but you can take an extensive look at Sandy Cheeks' moveset in this video below. Many comparisons to Super Smash. Bros are inevitable here, including ones related to basic and special abilities. All we need are some wavedashing Nicktoons in this world...

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What do you think of the Sandy showcase? Do you get into each and every attack and its uses and situations for counterplay? Are you ready to brawl with Invader Zim, Spongebob Squarepants, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Let us know in the comments!

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Daniel Tack

Genshin Impact Fan Creates a Beautiful Story Teaser for Signora

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Have you ever seen fan art that is so realistic, you could have sworn it was real without being told otherwise? That is exactly what happened when Reddit user Obwuda posted to the Genshin Impact subreddit.

In a post called Signora Story teaser: The Fair Lady, Obwuda showed off visuals of what the Genshin Impact character’s journey looked like. You can check out the amazing art below.

While it may not actually be created by miHoYo, it is important to note that everything in the images is canon, as the Genshin Impact fan took information from a bunch of different places and created a comic using the game’s cutscene animatic style. Obwuda described their process below.

A series I put a lot of work in! Tried my best to replicate story trailer visuals. I think Signora’s story is really interesting albeit overlooked by the main story.

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Andrew McMahon

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Deathloop PC stuttering issues being investigated, Arkane says

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Deathloop players have complained of stuttering and poor frame-rates in the game's PC version, and now developer Arkane has acknowledged the problem.

In a statement shared by the game's community manager on reddit, Arkane said it was looking into the issue "as a priority".

"Hey all, I'm one of the Deathloop community managers," MortalEmporer wrote on reddit, replying to a post which jokingly suggested Deathloop's issues were due to the graphical quality of its in-game food.

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Tom Phillips

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Shashingo helps you learn Japanese through photography and I'd like it now please

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Despite being half Japanese, I know very, very little of the language. It pains me, it really does. Occasionally I get this urge to learn it, and lately it's bubbled up because I'm planning on jetting over there next year [laughs in covid]. Unfortunately, all my efforts at self-study have gone down the pan.

I've tried learning Japanese using audio courses and textbooks, but my discipline wanes only a couple of months in. There are many reasons why I suck at self-study, but flashcards are one of them. Sorry, but they suck and they are tedious. This is where I hope the upcoming 'edutainment' game Shashingo will change my relationship with them.

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Ed Thorn

Sony unveils new Midnight Black colour option for its Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

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Sony has unveiled a brand-new colour option for its Pulse 3D wireless PS5 headset - black.

More specifically, the new headset variant comes in what Sony is calling Midnight Black, an all-black version ideal for those not overly keen on the white and black colour combination seen on the original iteration of its official PS5 headset.

This marks Sony's second PS5 peripheral to carry the Midnight Black moniker, arriving alongside the recently released Midnight Black DualSense wireless controller - one of two new "galaxy-themed" controller colours, the other being Cosmic Red.

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Matt Wales

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Sony Unveils Midnight Black PlayStation 5 Headset

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Sony has pulled the curtain back on a midnight black version of its Pulse 3D wireless headset. The new color matches perfectly with the black DualSense controller the company announced in May. Does this mean Sony is inching closer to announcing an all-black PlayStation 5? It probably won't happen anytime soon, but this is another step towards the dark side. 

As you can see in the trailer below, it is indeed a black version of the PS5’s proprietary headset. There are no differences in functionality; it still outputs 3D audio, features noise-canceling microphones, and runs on a rechargeable battery. It just collects dirt and grime less obviously. It hits stores on October 22, and you can pre-order it now for $99.99. 

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Marcus Stewart

Now a union have filed charges against Activision Blizzard too

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A group of Activision Blizzard workers have teamed up with a union to file charges of unfair labour practices, accusing the company of "intimidation and union busting". This comes less than two months after a California state agency sued the company for alleged discrimination, harrassment, and retaliation. The new charges filed with the labour board claim that Actiblizzard have attempted to stop employees from discussing working conditions or working together to improve them, in violation of labour law.

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Alice O'Connor

Watch the I Am Dead devs explain the lovely real world inspirations behind the game

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Hollow Ponds have released a video detailing the real-world inspirations behind their 2020 puzzle game I Am Dead, a game about a ghost returning to their hometown and view it through new (dead) eyes. The cultural specificity in I Am Dead becomes clear as the two lead developers, Richard Hogg and Ricky Haggett, discuss how the British seaside town of Hastings influenced the creation of the game’s fictional setting Shelmerston. It's 25 minutes long, but it's a lovely watch.

Hogg and Haggett give insights on the various buildings, objects, and jokes from Hastings that infiltrated their way into the game. The video shows off previously unseen concept art, photography, diagrams, maps and mood boards that were used in the development of I Am Dead. You will also learn a lot about the town Hastings.

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Kaan Serin

Deathloop infusion: how to carry over weapons and powers between loops with Residuum

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How can you carry over weapons and powers in Deathloop? Deathloop is a darkly comedic action-adventure game which sees assassins Colt and Julianna attempting to kill each other time and time again over the course of a single looping day. The titular loop resets itself if the day ends before Colt can kill all eight Visionaries (including Julianna), or if Colt dies three times in a single mission. When this happens, Colt wakes up at the beginning of the day with everything reset — including any weapons, powers, and trinkets he managed to pick up during his last trip through the loop.

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Rebecca Jones

How water-resistant is this water-resistant mouse? A scientific investigation

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There are lots of spill-resistant keyboards, including some in our best gaming keyboard rankings, but you hardly ever see mice with similar protection. Despite the fact that they’re always right next to the keyboard, and thus just at risk from low-flying beverages. There are at least two, though: The SteelSeries Aerox 3 and Aerox 3 Wireless. According to SteelSeries, these were the first gaming mice on the market to receive IP54 certification, effectively guaranteeing protection against dust ingress and water splashes.

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James Archer

Deathloop PC Stuttering Issues Are Being Investigated As A Priority

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Deathloop launched this week behind rave reviews, including a 10/10 here at GameSpot, but the game's release hasn't gone over entirely without issue. Some players on PC are reporting "stuttering issues," and the developer is on the case.

Posting on Reddit, a community manager for the game said addressing this issue is a main focus for the team right now. "We are aware of reports that some PC users are experiencing stuttering issues in Deathloop," the community manager said. "We're actively investigating the issue right now as a priority, and will update you with more specific information as soon as possible."

Deathloop's aggregate review score on Steam is labeled as "mixed," due in part to various issues players are reporting. Beyond stuttering, players are reporting crashes and slowdowns, with some putting the blame on the game's anti-piracy software.

Deathloop is the newest game from Arkane, the studio perhaps best known for its work on the Dishonored series that is now owned by Microsoft. The game is exclusive on console to PlayStation 5 due to a previous deal between Bethesda and Sony, and Deathloop won't come to Xbox until September 2022 at the soonest. It is a very weird situation.

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Eddie Makuch

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Seven Years With Destiny

2 days 5 hours ago

It’s 3 a.m., and I’m searching for a gun. Not just any gun but a primary sidearm that shoots rounds vibrating with a dark crystal energy that only drops from Destiny 2’s seasonal competitive slog known as Iron Banner. The gun is called Peacebond, an early contender for best new sidearm in the game and one I’ve spent…

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Ethan Gach

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Pokemon Contest Invites Fans To Create An Official TCG Promo Card

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Pokemon cards aren't just a hot commodity sought after by collectors; they're also handheld artistic masterpieces. If you ever thought that you could contribute to that collection of fine pocket monster art, then now's your time to show Pokemon's creators what you're capable of.

The Pokemon Company International and Creatures Inc. have announced the Pokemon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022, which will be open to applicants in the US for the first time. As part of Pokemon's 25th-anniversary celebrations, fans have been encouraged to capture "the daily life of Pokemon" as part of the contest theme, with an emphasis on Bulbasaur, Charizard, Pikachu, Arcanine, Galarian Rapidash, Scizor, Greninja, or Cramorant as their chosen subject.

We've entered, but we don't exactly think we'll be chosen for the finals.

Please don't turn this into an NFT.

"With this contest, Trainers will have the unique opportunity of having their Pokemon art be viewed all over the world," said Barry Sams, vice president of the Pokemon TCG at The Pokémon Company International. "I continue to be in awe of the passion, creativity, and diversity of the Pokemon community, and expanding the Pokemon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest to the US will offer exciting new perspectives of the Pokemon we know and love."

The grand prize for the contest is $5,000, and more importantly, their submission will be immortalized as a promo card. Entries will be accepted beginning on October 13, 2021, through January 31, 2022, with winners announced in Summer 2022.

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Darryn Bonthuys

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New Sonic Colors: Ultimate Patch Targets Epilepsy Issues On Switch

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Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Sonic Colors: Ultimate might be a Great Way To Play The 2010 Gem, but recent posts on Twitter have revealed some darker, underlying problems, including seizure-inducing visuals that range from flashing lights to … whatever this is (the link contains footage that is potentially triggering for those with epileptic tendencies). In any case, it was only a matter of time until Sega acknowledged the issues and started working towards a fix. A new patch was recently released targeting these dangerous issues. Sadly, it’s only available on Nintendo Switch, but other platforms PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will get their respective updates in the “near future.” 

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Jason Guisao

Microsoft Flight Simulator – Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport Review (Tailstrike)

2 days 6 hours ago

Aerosoft and Tailstrike Designs recently released Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport (LIME) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

While not as famous as the neighboring Malpensa, Bergamo has become an important airport for Northern Italy and the area of Milan specifically, especially as a low-cost hub primarily used by Ryanair.

As such, it’s definitely a great addition for those who love flying in and to Italy. It’s also conveniently located near the Alps, which received a lovely facelift with World Update 6.

The add-on is available for PC on Aerosoft’s store for €16.76 plus applicable VAT. It comes with its own installer or you can use the publisher’s brand new Aerosoft One client to download, install, and update the airport with no hassles. It’ll also be released on the official marketplace and for Xbox Series X|S down the line.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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