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While at E3 2019, I got a chance to play the upcoming VR game from Gearbox Software that has players performing and interacting with real bits from the Las Vegas magicians Penn and Teller. The game has over 10 magic tricks and includes a mode where you read Moby Dick in its entirety as Penn Jillette… seriously. Watch the video above to see what it looks like to play the oddball game that launches on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive on June 27th, with a PlayStation VR release not too far behind.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the latest game from Niantic Labs, is coming to mobile devices this Friday. As it did before with Pokémon Go, Niantic’s AR game puts a layer of gameplay over real-world locations – only this time, it’s all about magic instead of pocket-sized monsters.

IP aside, another key difference between Wizards Unite and its Pokémon predecessor is its inclusion of a narrative. We don’t know how deep it runs at this point, but it appears to be more involved than engaging in the treadmill of catching them all.

You’ll be able to download Harry Potter: Wizards Unite on iOS and Android devices in North America starting June 21. For more info on the game, take a look at Imran’s hands-on preview.

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You should know the name Takashi Tezuka. He directed a handful of the greatest games of all time, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and more! While at E3 2019, we got an opportunity to speak with Tezuka about Super Mario Maker 2, Yoshi’s anatomy, and his relationship with Shigeru Miyamoto. We hope you enjoy the interview! To learn even more about Nintendo, check out our rapid-fire interview with Miyamoto and Aonuma by clicking here.

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With today’s launch of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, 505 Games released a new trailer showing off the game, along with some more details and hints on the game’s DLC.

The trailer boasts robust crafting and character customization options and retro-styled challenges, along with 13 upcoming pieces of DLC, all of which will be free. Among these features are a classic mode, new game +, boss-rush mode, a roguelike dungeon, speedrun mode, three new characters, co-op, versus mode, online play, a “nightmare” difficulty, plus more.

The trailer goes on to show an uncomfortably beefed-up Shovel Knight mode in the game, using his signature shovel to metaphorically dig his enemies’ graves.

Perhaps most intriguingly, however, a very familiar tune plays after the screen fades to black. The melody is unmistakably from Child of Light, but what exactly this means beyond a hinted crossover with the game is unclear.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with the Switch version launching next week on June 25. For more on the game, read about the game’s full DLC plans, or look at our preview on one of its upcoming characters!

Overwatch players recently got a chance to learn more about Baptiste through a short story, and today the company has revealed that we’ll be able to earn a host of in-game goodies for the combat medic through a limited-time Baptiste Reunion Challenge. From today through July 1, players can earn a player icon, epic Battle Medic Baptiste skin, and a slew of sprays by winning matches in quick play, competitive, or arcade. 

In addition to the goods you can unlock by playing, you can earn more sprays by watching participating Twitch streamers in two-hour increments, topping off at six total hours.

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If you’re not into Baptiste (or even if you are, really), today also marks the release of Overwatch’s new Replays feature on all platforms. Here, you can watch previous matches from a variety of different perspectives. It’s a great way to gloat or critique your own performance, depending on how well you fared in any given game.

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In today’s update for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, players can gain access to the new “gunner” specialization, which comes with the new rapid-fire minigun, the “banshee” skill, and the riot-foam grenade.

The minigun gives players a temporary boost in defense when in use, while raining down bullets upon targets for a short period of time. The “banshee” signature skill causes confusion for enemies – even when under cover – and the riot-foam grenade temporarily immobilizes opponents, leaving them open to attacks.

The specialization is free, but those without the year one pass will need to complete five in-game challenges to unlock it. Those with the pass will have instant access to the specialization, but can still complete the challenges for additional cosmetic items.

The Division 2 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and is coming to Google Stadia. For more on the game’s future, catch up on where it’s headed next, or read our review!

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Ever wonder what life could have been like if humans were there to save the dinosaurs from extinction? Well, we probably wouldn’t have been very effective at it back then, due to the lack of technology and all. But Frontier is here to help us save the day with their new DLC Claire’s Sanctuary.

Currently available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, you get the chance to save these glorious creatures. Those of us that went to E3 this year became extremely hyped for the new Planet Zoo game coming out and playing this is more than we could have asked for during our wait.

The DLC will feature new dinosaurs, gameplay mechanics, missions, and a full story featuring the voice acting of Bryce Dallas Howard herself. The game has grown so much with all the DLC released for it, and the developers don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

For more on Jurassic World Evolution, check out Daniel Tack’s review here.

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With E3 behind us, it’s time to head back into our Star Wars coverage full Force. That’s the only joke you’re getting on this page, because the video above contains nothing but serious, informative details about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s deliberate, thoughtful combat.

Lead combat designer Jason De Haras joined us to explain the game’s parrying system, force powers, and much more with the help of some gameplay from the demo shown at EA Play. Enjoy the video above, and click the banner below to check out our other exclusive coverage for the game all throughout June!

June 21 marks the official start of summer, but it also offers PlayStation 4 owners something significantly cooler. Starting this Friday, Capcom is releasing a limited-time beta for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Hunters who are able to successfully complete its three quests can unlock special item packs when the expansion is officially released.

The beta is available to PlayStation Plus subscribers starting at 3 a.m. on June 21 through Monday at 3 a.m. Pacific. Another beta is available to all PS4 owners a week later, from June 28 through July 1. The beta includes hunts against Great Jagras, the all-new Banbaro, and returning monster Tigrex.

For more on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, check out our New Gameplay Today.

It’s showdown time if you want to pick up Red Dead Online rank bonuses for ranks 10 and 20. Players have until June 24 to reach these milestones in order to pick up the requisite rank care packages that include everything from fire arrows to Jolly Jack’s chewing tobacco and assorted big-game meat (see below).

Elsewhere in Red Dead online, Rockstar has set up new additions for the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue (Lightfoot Pants, Austin Boots, Charro Jacket, and more), and a 30-percent XP and RDO$ boosts for playing an Elimination series playlist, with 60x high-velocity ammo for all the gun classes if you win a match.

Finally, the discounts continue with all tonics at 25 percent off this week.

Rank 10 Bonus Care Package

  • 20x Small Game Arrows
  • 20x Fire Arrows 
  • 20x Poison Arrows 
  • 5x Predator Bait 
  • 5x Herbivore Bait

Rank 20 Bonus Care Package

  • 3x Minty Big Game Meat
  • 3x Oregano Big Game Meat
  • 3x Thyme Big Game Meat
  • 10x Baked Beans 
  • 10x Corned Beef
  • 10x Canned Salmon 
  • 5x Jolly Jack’s
  • 5x Cocaine Gum
  • 5x Moonshine 
  • 5x Gin 
  • 5x Guarma Rum 
  • 5x Fine Brandy

[Source: Rockstar Games]