GameSkinny Weekend Download: Console Tariffs, Canceled WoW Successor, New PUBG, More
This week, Nintendo teamed up with Sony and Microsoft in a rebuttal against the Trump Administration's proposed console tariffs, and PUBG Corp confirmed a new game in the franchise is in development.
We also published a few fantastic reviews on games such as Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Samurai Shodown, Steel Division 2, The Sinking City, and Crash Team Racing. Of course, we've got a handful of guides on many of the latest releases.
Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna do? Play video games?
- Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft Issue Formal Protest to Trump's China Tariffs
The proposed console tariffs would disrupt supply chains and pass higher costs onto consumers, executives say, which would ultimately ripple outwards and harm the economy on the whole. Read more.
- Canceled WoW Successor Project Titan Dev Troubles Revealed at Gameslab
Project Titan may have seemed a myth at one time, but its reveal and cancellation in 2014 left many wondering what happened. Read more.
- Niantic Makes It Easier to Get Spell Energy in New Wizards Unite Update
Obtaining more Spell Energy from Inns and Challenges in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite just got a bit easier thanks to a new, feedback-driven update. Read more.
- Niantic Partnering with AT&T, Simon for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
The first Wizards Unite real-world event has begun, offering additional rewards and special quests to entice you out of the house. Read more.
- Riot Blocks League of Legends in Iran, Syria In Response to U.S. Sanctions
Recent tensions between the U.S. and Iran are considered the primary cause for the block, with money concerns potentially being at the root of the decision. Read more.
- The Next PUBG Game Is in The Works, Headed by a New PUBG Studio
New studio Striking Distance isn't developing a PUBG sequel; instead, it's set to be a completely new take on the series. Read more.
- WorldGaming Network Announces Second Annual Rocket League Championship
The Rocket League WGN North American Championship kicks off online June 29. Read more.
- Epic Games Giving Employees a Two-Week Summer Holiday
The Fortnite developer is granting a fortnight-long holiday to its employees but promises in-game issues will be addressed should they arise during this time. Read more.
- Tyler "Ninja" Blevins Won't be at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup
Blevins failed to earn the necessary points during qualifying matches, but still maintains his status as a top Fortnite streamer — with all the pros and cons that entails. Read more.
- Full-Sized C64 Maxi Remake Gets Price and Release Date
Retro Inc and Koch Media's full-sized Commodore 64 reboot features multiple ways to play, a built-in library of games, and even a fully functional keyboard. Read more.
- CastleMania Announces Release Date for N64 HDMI Accessory
The retro craze shows no signs of slowing down, with the latest device being a plug-in that hooks your N64 up to a modern TV set and doubles the console's visual output. Read more.
- Pokemon Masters Introduces Real-Time Battles and Sync Pairings
The upcoming Pokemon mobile game puts a new twist on classic battle mechanics, though there's still no firm release date. Read more.
- FFXIV Getting a Live-Action Television Adaptation
Hivemind, the company behind Netflix's The Witcher adaptation, is working on the project and hopes to honor the franchise's legacy through exploring FFXIV's myriad themes, locations, and people. Read more.
- New Switch Model Processor Could Be Behind Mini and Pro Rumors
Nvidia's Mariko chip could provide a range of improvements in keeping with the Switch Pro rumors we've heard so far. Read more.
- Nintendo Opens Door for N64, GCN Games on Switch Online
Nintendo's Shuntaro Furukawa says the company is considering avenues for providing access to its classic games library. Read more.
- Samurai Shodown Review: Unapologetically Old School
Samurai Shodown is a throwback to arcade fighters and the series' first entry in a decade. It is solid without a lot of frills. Read more.
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review — A Masterful Symphony
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night stands as one of the best Vania games of recent memory, and one of the most satisfying games of 2019 so far. Read more.
- Steel Division 2 Review: A Bigger and Better War
Steel Division 2 proves to be a much better game than its predecessor in terms of graphics and mechanics, even if it still needs to solve a few balancing problems before it can be called "definitive." Read more.
- Logitech G502 Lightspeed Review: Reinvigorating a Classic
Logitech's recent knack for reviving old products with modern perks reaches its pinnacle with the G502 Lightspeed Wireless. Read more.
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review: A Nostalgic Joy Ride Needing Just One Repair
When Crash Bandicoot wasn't jumping on crates of wumpa fruit and spin-attacking turtles and wizards, he was racing aliens around the track in a stylish buggy. Crash Team Racing (CTR) has long been regarded as one of the best kart racers of its time, if not of all-time. Read more.
- The Sinking City Review — Solve Crimes And Go Mad In This New Gold Standard For Lovecraft Games
With a distinct lack of hand-holding, in-depth investigative mechanics, and a solid mix of open world design with mythos monsters, The Sinking City is the standard for Lovecraftian games. Read more.
- We're Giving Away 5 PS4 Codes for Team Sonic Racing
SEGA was awesome enough to give us 5 PS4 keys for Team Sonic Racing. Now, we're giving them to you! Read more.
- The Top 20 Minecraft 1.14.3 Seeds for July 2019
No more unwanted raids in Minecraft 1.14! Now you can freely build your settlements in any of this month's top 1.14.3 Minecraft seeds. Read more.
- Guy Plays Dark Souls 3 Using Nothing But Raw Meat
This might be one of the most weirdly inventive ways anyone has played Dark Souls 3. Read more.
- E3 2019, Oculus Quest, & Chart-Toppers — How VR is Becoming Mainstream
2019 is huge for the world of virtual reality, here's a summary of how this once gimmicky platform is becoming less niche. Read more.
- Mario Kart Tour Needs to Course Correct on Course Correction
Invisible walls and course correction threaten to sink what is an otherwise amazing mobile port. Read more.
- Game Developer Makes Andy's House From Toy Story in Far Cry 5
The lovingly re-created scene is just one of four dozen custom-made Far Cry 5 maps. Read more.
- Dying Light 2 Preview: Making Decisions Matter In The Zombie Apocalypse
Techland walked us through how important your decisions will be to the outcome of the world in Dying Light 2. Read more.
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Swimming Guide
Learning how to swim in Bloodstained isn’t as simple as just getting in the water. Find out how to do it in our swimming guide. Read more.
- An Early Game Battlemage Build for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Learn how to build your own Battlemage to conquer the demon hordes in this guide for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Read more.
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Shard Locations Guide
A guide to every shard in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and which monsters drop them. Read more.
- Samurai Shodown Full Character Move List
Master every technique in Samurai Shodown with our guide to every special move for the entire roster. Read more.
- How to Change Your Code Name in Wizards Unite
Picked a riddikulus Code Name in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? Here's the lowdown on whether you can change it. Read more.
- Harry Potter Wizards Unite Greenhouses: How to Grow and Gather Ingredients
Have a look at our Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Greenhouse guide and learn all about these useful buildings. Read more.
- Harry Potter Wizards Unite: What Does The Spectrespecs Lens Do?
Although it seems like this new lens should connect to the Spectrespecs challenge item, it's a lot less helpful than that. Read more.
- How To Use Dark Detectors in Harry Potter Wizards Unite
Functioning like Pokemon Go's Lures, you can use Dark Detectors to increase spawn rates at Inns while grabbing your daily energy. Read more.
- Harry Potter Wizards Unite Master Notes For All Potions
With all these Master Notes in hand, you can brew potions much faster to tackle more dangerous threats escaped from the wizarding world! Read more.
- The Importance of Portkeys in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Want to know what Portmanteau are and why they are important? Read our Portkey guide to find out. Read more.
- Dota Underlords: The Best Heroes to Recruit in Any Match
Dota Underlords is finally open to all players, and you can try it out using this guide to the best heroes in the game. Read more.
- Dota Underlords: The Best Items to Shoot For Every Match
Find out which items will fit your heroes the most with the help of this best items list for Dota Underlords. Read more.
- The Sinking City Fast Travel Phone Booth Locations
Need to get around the city without walking hundreds of miles? We show you every single phone booth in Oakmont for fast traveling between quests! Read more.
- The Sinking City Best Skills Guide
Want to stay alive longer and keep your inventory full of shotgun shells and first aid kits? We show you the absolute best and most critical skills to pick in The Sinking City! Read more.
- The Sinking City Side Case And Main Quest Locations
Looking for a specific case location in The Sinking City? We've listed out every single place you can visit in the city of Oakmont! Read more.
- The Sinking City Guide To Solving Cases And Finding Supplies
Can't seem to find enough ammo to stay alive or track down the right clues to complete cases? We show you exactly what you need to do to thrive in The Sinking City! Read more.
- Risk of Rain 2: How to Unlock the New Character Rex
A guide on how to unlock the new character, Rex, in Risk of Rain 2. Read more.
- How to Beat Prince Wiggletail in World of Warcraft
Here is the exact location and a couple of methods on how to beat Prince Wiggletail in Rise of Azshara, a new update of Battle for Azeroth. Read more.
- How To Receive All The Free Play Passes In Judgment
Running low on play passes? Luckily, if you find all 6 free play passes, you can play Dice and Cube for free! Here's how to get 'em. Read more.
- How to Find Nargacuga in the Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Beta
Nargacuga's hidden in this round of MHW Iceborne beta testing. Here's how to take the guesswork out of finding it! Read more.
Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features. Be sure to check previous weeks for more content: