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Watch Arms’ Zany Crew Spring Into Action

Arms is not your typical boxing league. Fighters sport spring-loaded limbs that allow them to punch opponents from across the ring, special gloves let them set each other on fire, and one of the challengers is a mummy. With its newly-introduced quirky characters and a diverse arsenal of weapons, Nintendo's upcoming 3D fighting game puts a new spin on motion-controlled brawling.

The cast of Arms brims with colorful personality in the new character trailer below. Comprised of a springy everyman, peppy popstar, brooding ninja, undead menace, and mechanical genius, everyone brings their own unique fighting style to the ring. Whether it's Ribbon Girl's aerial acrobatics or Ninjara's smoke bomb teleportation, all the boxers have something that gives them an edge over their competitors. 

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Combined with these individual powers are six specialized gloves boasting different effects. The Toaster weapon lights opponents on fire and deals continuous damage, while Sparky temporarily stuns them with electricity. Players can mix and match powers by wearing different glove types on their left and right hands. This adds a layer of experimentation to the combat as fighters test combinations like the Slapamander and Megaton or Boomerang and Revolver.

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Arms is set to release for the Nintendo Switch this Spring. 

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Watch Arms’ Zany Crew Spring Into Action

Arms is not your typical boxing league. Fighters sport spring-loaded limbs that allow them to punch opponents from across the ring, special gloves let them set each other on fire, and one of the challengers is a mummy. With its newly-introduced quirky characters and a diverse arsenal of weapons, Nintendo's upcoming 3D fighting game puts a new spin on motion-controlled brawling.

The cast of Arms brims with colorful personality in the new character trailer below. Comprised of a springy everyman, peppy popstar, brooding ninja, undead menace, and mechanical genius, everyone brings their own unique fighting style to the ring. Whether it's Ribbon Girl's aerial acrobatics or Ninjara's smoke bomb teleportation, all the boxers have something that gives them an edge over their competitors. 

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Combined with these individual powers are six specialized gloves boasting different effects. The Toaster weapon lights opponents on fire and deals continuous damage, while Sparky temporarily stuns them with electricity. Players can mix and match powers by wearing different glove types on their left and right hands. This adds a layer of experimentation to the combat as fighters test combinations like the Slapamander and Megaton or Boomerang and Revolver.

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Arms is set to release for the Nintendo Switch this Spring. 

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What To Watch This Weekend: Hearthstone, Rocket League, And Street Fighter V

Splits, Invitationals, and more collide this weekend! Well, not really. They're not taking place in the same venue or anything. But they are all happening this weekend and there's a lot of them, so hunker down and watch something!

The Hearthstone Trinity Series finals will pit some of eSports' top teams (like Team Liquid and Virtus Pro) against each other for a shot at the $ 75,000 for first place. (Stream / Schedule)

Street Fighter V's premiere players will face off in a short, invitational tournament, the finals of which take place today. Matches begin at noon central. (Stream / Schedule)

The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare World League Dallas Open is this weekend as well, with teams vying for a huge $ 200,000 prize pool. (Stream / Schedule)

The Rocket League Championship Series returns after a inter-season break. The first week of matches should give us our first glimpse at who's put in the time to improve, who's dropping off, and who's on top. North American Matches begin at 12pm Pacific Time today, and European matches begin at 5:00pm Central Europe Time tomorrow. (Stream / Schedule

The Super Smash Bros. scene will once again unite its top talent in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U at the second Frame Perfect Series tournament. (Stream and Schedule

Phase 1 Eastern Clash of the The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship, which pits top teams from China, Korea, and Singapore for a shot at the first-place $ 30,000 will conclude tomorrow, so make sure to check it out. (Stream / Schedule)

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Spring Split Finals are this weekend, and the final four teams have proven themselves worth of facing off live at the ESL Studio in Leicaster, England. (Stream

We're coming up on its final weeks, but the League of Legends Spring Split has some steam left in it yet. .Tune in to see who'll punch their ticket to the Mid-Season Invitational. (Europe Stream / Europe Schedule / North America Stream / North America Schedule)

And of course, the Smite is having its own Summer and Fall Splits (for regions above and below the equator), which you can follow along with every week. (Stream / Schedule)

That's it for this weekend! Make sure to let us know if we missed anything or if there's a scene you'd like us to keep any eye in the comments.

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Watch Gameplay Of Dark Souls III: The Ringed City’s New PvP Arenas

Though Dark Souls III's The Ringed City DLC will feature a new single-player area to explore when it drops on March 28, it also has a heavy emphasis on the player-versus-player aspect of Dark Souls III. Today Bandai Namco showed off two new arenas for Ashen Ones to beat the snot out of each other in.

Both Dragon Ruins and Grand Roof (which you can watch videos of below) are taken from areas in Dark Souls III proper (Archdragon Peak and Lothric Castle, respectively), but offer confined spaces for fights. In addition to the new arenas, Bandai Namco has revealed that players will be able to matchmake with each other using passwords, similar to the way they can currently summon each other for co-op adventures in the single-player.

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Never Played Shenmue II? Watch Us Play The First 18 Hours

Last year, over the course of four months, we played through Shenmue for the Dreamcast in its entirety. It was an experimental video series, with an undefined schedule that allowed us to take in all the feedback for each episode by reading and responding to comments in (almost) real time. The experiment was a success! So we immediately decided (after playing through Dark Souls III, Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon, Shadow of the Colossus, and Resident Evil 4) that there was no time like the present to return to Yu Suzuki's masterpiece. For the sequel, we're playing the Xbox version that was published by Microsoft in 2002.

In the first episode we explore the city a little bit, make a friend with a fellow capsule toy collector, and get all our stuff stolen. There's also a lady who forgot to finish getting dressed who really likes her motorcycle. In episode two, we make some progress by giving a hungry guy who loves naps some money, and getting a job that's almost as cool as being a forklift driver. We punch a tree in episode three. In episode four we break a rock with our hand because a homeless porcupine asked us to. In episode five we follow a lady to her apartment in the middle of the day and sleep on her couch. In episode 6 we look for a book. Spoiler alert: we don't find it. In episode seven we calm our revenge nerves by catching some leaves, you know, as one does. In episode eight, we pursue duck races with every ounce of our being. In episode nine, we attend a Fight Club. In episode 10 we achieve something amazing. In episode 11 we punch a tree so hard a duck falls out. In episode 12, we get back to the actual game. I don't remember what we did in episode 13, but I am sure it is entertaining. In episode 14 we fight a caveman for way too long. In episode 15 we spend all the money we spent episode 14 trying to earn. In episode 16, we go to Kowloon and act out that one scene from Once Upon a Time In Mexico. In episode 17, we look through all the drawers in someone's apartment for some reason. In episode 18 we learn that Kowloon apparently has the economy to support 5,978 separate bird stores.

Stay tuned for more episodes at some point, and leave us lots of comments! We'll probably read yours on the next episode.

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    Watch Us Play Two Hours Of Mass Effect: Andromeda

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    Join Andrew Reiner and crew tomorrow for a two-hour live stream of Mass Effect: Andromeda, starting at 11 am CT. We'll be playing through the opening hours, fielding questions from the community, and giving a general (and non-spoiler) look at the game..

    In the meantime definitely check out our month of coverage for Andromeda last November where we go over art design, in-game squadmates, and much more.

    You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch or Youtube on Tuesday, or just tune in here using the embedded video below.

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    GDC 2017 talks are now available to watch via the GDC Vault!

    Game Developers Conference organizers are pleased to announce that the many talks and presentations delivered by game industry notables at GDC 2017 are now available to watch on the GDC Vault! …


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    What To Watch This Weekend: Pax East, Final Round, And Dota 2

    Lots of qualifiers and splits are going on this weekend, but we also have a number of marquee events for the year. Final Round is the biggest fighting game tournament of the year thus far, and with the number of games being covered, it's definitely something to have on your radar. We also have PAX East, which is sure to bring a ton of fun panels with it, as well as a few tournaments.

    As previously mentioned, Pax East is going on this weekend, and there are a five streams to keep an eye on. Along with the regular panels and roundtables, the PAXArena stream will have tournaments for a number of games, including Hearthstone, Brawlhalla, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U.  (Streams / Schedule)

    Final Round is one of the longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world, and as part of the Capcom Pro Tour, you can bet the world's best Street Fighter V players will be there. But the tournament will also host major events for Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Guilty Gear: Xrd Revelator, Tekken 7, For Honor, and more. (Streams / Schedule)

    While we wait for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' ECS tournament, we can watch the Starladder StarSeries Season 3 Qualifiers, which will determine which teams will make it to the main event in on April 7. (Stream / Schedule)

    In other major qualifers, Dota 2 is having its open qualifiers for its upcoming Kiev major. If you think it's a little confusing to have two major lead-ups (this and the Dota Asia Championships) happening at the same time, you're right. Enjoy the freewheeling Dota action! (Stream / Schedule)

    And of course, we have the ongoing League of Legends Spring Split, which will seemingly go on until the end of time (also known as March 19). (Europe Stream / Europe Schedule / North America Stream / North America Schedule)

    Smite is having its Challenger Circuit Relegations tournament, which pits amateur teams against each other for the chance to make their name known in the world of competitive Smite. (Stream / Schedule

    That's it for this weekend! Let us know if you missed any events you'd like to see covered, and have a great weekend!

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    Watch Us Play Two Hours Of Ghost Recon Wildlands

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    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is out today, and we're assembling a team of the finest* Game Informer editors to live stream the open world action.

    Tune in at 2pm CT and join Andrew Reiner, Matt Bertz, Javy Gwaltney, and Jeff Marchiafava as they galavant across the Bolivian countryside to party-crash the Mexican Santa Blanca cartel. In the meantime, check out the 22 things we learned from going hands-on with the game.

    You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch or Youtube on Monday, or just tune in here using the embedded video below. See you then!

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    What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros., And For Honor

    You probably have your hands full playing either Horizon Zero Dawn or Breath of the Wild, but that's no excuse to not watch something this weekend. You can play the Switch in tablet mode while watching any of the fun events going on this weekend, and you can do it with Horizon too, if you have a Vita or, like, a second TV in your living room. Like a good eSport, you gotta work for it!

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is in Katowice, Poland this weekend for the finale to its Intel Extreme Masters tournament, which will offer a $ 250,000 prize pool. (Stream and Schedule

    Tagging along in Katowice is StarCraft 2, which will have its own tournament at the event all weekend long. (Stream / Schedule)

    Meanwhile, Blizzard is hosting a tournament for its other big isometric eSport, Heroes of the Storm, in the HGC Western Clash, an exhibition tournament featuring top talent from the region. (Stream and Schedule)

    Though it doesn't take place over the weekend, For Honor has been having what might be its first professional tournament series on Mondays, and will continue on 'till the end of the month. If you've been playing the game casually but wondered how the best players block, evade, and jump off bridges on accident (that's a pro move, right?) here's your chance. (Stream / Schedule

    If Super Smash Bros. Melee is more your thing, Beyond the Summit will be hosting its regular Smash Summit tournament, pitting top players from around the world against each in other in a venue that looks like your rich aunt's summer home. (Stream / Schedule)

    If you're looking for Some Super Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Mortal Kombat X, or The King of Fighters XIV action, you can watch the Canada East Championships, which will have tournaments for those games and more live from Ontario. (Streams and Schedule)

    Of course, the League of Legends Spring Split is still going on (and will be for a while), so you can catch up on the all the latest matches this weekend. (Europe Stream / Europe Schedule / North America Stream / North America Schedule)

    Smite's own Spring Split continues as well, and should offer a respite from anyone tired of League's Spring Split but still looking for something to Split. (Stream)

    That's it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed anything you'd like to see highlighted below, and have a great weekend!

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