Will Super Smash Bros. Steal the Show at E3?

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It’s that time of year again: E3 2018 is just on the horizon. From June 9-14, we’ll be covering the biggest games and hardware announcements of 2018 and beyond. While you can check out our continually-updated Games of E3 List, we’re now going to start diving deeper. Every day leading up to the show, we’ll be highlight the stuff we want to see and play at E3 2018. Today’s game: SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR SWITCH.

When Did We Last See Super Smash Bros. for Switch?

Nintendo last spoke about Super Smash Bros. for Switch when the company revealed that the game would be in the spotlight of their E3 2018 presentation and presence.

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Maintaining Order in Jurassic World Evolution (Developer Diary) – IGN First

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In today’s IGN First video we have the developers behind Jurassic World Evolution giving you an overview of all the things you’ll have to keep in mind when running your own Jurassic World.

Also, if you watch to the very end of the video, there’s a little tease that there will be a free update to coincide with the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, containing content from the movie. More details on what that will contain exactly will be released at a later date.

If you liked that here’s a whopping 20 minutes of gameplay from Isla Matanceros.

Or watch how the team at Frontier went about making the T.Rex…

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NBA Playgrounds 2 Delayed

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NBA Playgrounds 2 won’t release on May 22 as originally planned.

Saber Interactive announced the delay on the official NBA Playgrounds Facebook account. The developer said the sequel was pushed back because “there are exciting things brewing with the NBA Playgrounds franchise that we think will take arcade basketball to new levels.”

However, details are sparse on exactly what those things are. “Please be patient with us, we promise that NBA Playgrounds 2 will be better than ever. We’ll have more details to share soon,” Saber added in the statement.

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How and Where to Preorder Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII comes out October 12, and we already know the long-rumored Battle Royale mode is real. Treyarch also gave some concrete details into the new zombie mode, including three brand-new alternate history scenarios. If you’ve ever dreamed of slaughtering zombies in gladiatorial combat or on the Titanic, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII zombies has you covered.

Here are the biggest retailers and their preorder pages for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII as they currently stand. No special editions, collector’s editions, or retailer-exclusive preorder bonuses have been revealed yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as that changes.

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The Division 2 Will Launch Within a Year

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The Division 2 will arrive before April 2019.

Ubisoft revealed the time frame for the sequel in the company’s 2017-18 earnings report. The Division 2 was announced in March, though details were sparse at the time. E3 next month is set to be the game’s big unveiling.

Now The Division 2, along with The Crew 2, won’t be the only big games for the company within the next 12 months. Ubisoft also mentions “an unannounced franchise title” will come out before April.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Preview: A True Next Step in the Series

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Kingdom Hearts captured my imagination way back in 2002. And it’s continued to do so in the 16 years between it and Kingdom Hearts 3 thanks to its unique ability to capture Disney magic, put me in the middle of it through the keyblade swings of Sora, and tell a ridiculous tale full of endearing characters. Square Enix has released one numbered sequel and plenty of spinoffs that deepened, and sometimes muddied, the mythology, but only a few have captured the magic that captivated me as a kid.

If the extended demo I played on both PS4 and Xbox One ahead of E3 is any indication, Kingdom Hearts 3 looks to be a true evolution of the franchise, recapturing that magic by taking all those various offshoots and experiments and melding them into a cohesive, exciting whole.

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Call of Duty: Every IGN Review Score

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Pop quiz: how many Call of Duty games have there been? With the all-over-the-place naming convention it’s hard to figure out – four WW2 games, three Modern Warfares, three Black Ops (so far) a World at War, and a few futuristic one-offs in a pear tree. The good news is that IGN has been reviewing them since way back in 2003 when the first duty called, so below you can scroll through a gallery of the contemporaneous score and Verdict on every game in the series.

But before you do, a challenge:

1) How many Call of Duty games have received a 10 from IGN?

2) What’s the highest-scoring Call of Duty game?

3) What’s the lowest-scoring Call of Duty game?

Alright, now check and tell us how you did in the comments. Honor system!

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Conan Exiles – Final Review

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Author Robert E. Howard’s Conan Universe is an unforgiving place filled with dangers around every corner. Conan Exiles lives up to that reputation – almost too well. It’s not just other players and NPCs in the world that make this survival game rough; it’s the wolves and giants and other terrors stalking the world around you. And even if you manage to survive all that, a sandstorm or the brutal northern cold might lay you low. However, the most brutal part of this harsh land can be its grind, which means Conan Exiles can sometimes feel more like a chore than a game.

Conan Exiles captures the tone of Howard’s hard world right away by casting you as a criminal who’s crucified and left to die alongside a broken highway that saw its best days centuries ago. Conan himself makes only a brief cameo to cut you away from the corpse tree and set you loose in the Exiled Lands before you to carve your own tales of high adventure.

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We’re Really Excited for These Two Just-announced Games

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Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re talking Rage 2, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, the Mario movie, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below.

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Pokemon Switch Leaks, Rumored Star Fox Spin-Off From Retro, Nintendo’s E3 Presence, & More – NVC Ep. 408

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Weeelcooome to episode 408 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on the recent Pokémon Switch Leaks, the heavily rumored Star Fox spin-off supposedly coming from Retro Studios, Nintendo’s E3 2018 presence, and much more!

As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit that bell! It gives fairies wings!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, leave us a comment, and give us a thumbs up or leave us a review! If you prefer audio over video, please subscribe to NVC on iTunes or your podcast service of choice. You can also download and listen to the latest episode of NVC Right Here.

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