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Mortal Kombat 11 'Joker Kombat Kast' live-stream (live at 4 PM ET)

We've seen the gameplay trailer for Joker in Mortal Kombat 11, but NetherRealm has a lot more to reveal about the character. That's why they're hosting a live-stream event to go over the finer details of Joker. Make sure you give it a watch above!

Demo for The Touryst hits the Switch eShop

Up for a vacation?

Shin'en has made a ton of wonderful content for Nintendo platforms, and The Touryst is certainly one of those experiences. Unfortunately, it seems the game got lost in a mix of bigger games when it originally launched. Hopefully Shin'en can turn things around with the demo they just released today. It's a quick demo, but it might be enough to push people towards a purchase.

I honestly can't say enough good things about the game, so it definitely gets my stamp of approval!

New Sonic the Hedgehog movie ad introduces us to fluffy Sonic

Okay, that's cute

A new spot for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has aired in Hungary, and its given us a look at a Sonic we haven't seen anywhere else yet. We're not quite sure how it happens, but something ends up giving Sonic a rather fluffy makeover. Anyone care to guess what gives Sonic this look?

Top 10 highest-grossing games of Dec. 2019 revealed (digital spending)

Fortnite's still hanging in there

SuperData has put out their top 10 list for digital spend in Dec. 2019. You can check out the console charts for the month below. Remember, digital spending on platforms includes microtransactions, DLC, and games purchased digitally in general.

Rocket League Championship Series 9 detailed

Feeling fine with season 9

The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) is just over one week away from returning for Season 9! It's bringing a fresh coat of paint, new teams, and a longer format that will truly test the mettle of the best Rocket League teams on the planet. If you’re new here or just need a refresher of what to expect, let’s get you caught up and ready for the newest (and sleekest) season of the RLCS yet!

MORE TEAMS, MORE COMPETITION

As mentioned previously, the RLCS will be moving to ten-team leagues for North America and Europe for the first time ever! As players have continued to get better and better at Rocket League, it became increasingly clear that an eight-team league simply wasn’t big enough for all the current and up-and-coming pros. Last season, a ten-team league was added to the Rival Series and after a successful and competitive season, it was time for the RLCS to follow suit.

In order to accommodate the move to ten teams, Season 9 League Play has been lengthened to eight weeks. Teams will play a total of nine matches over the course of the season. That’s two more matches for each team, giving them a greater opportunity to jockey for position and prove they have what it takes to make it to the World Championship.

OCEANIA AND SOUTH AMERICA ARE BACK!

Oceania (LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship presented by Let's Play Live) and South America (Grand Series presented by RocketStreet) are both returning for Season 9 and both received a prize pool bump to boot! The LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship will now sport a prize pool of $75,000, while the Grand Series will now have a prize pool of $35,000.

Qualifiers for the LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship will take place on February 8 and 9, while League Play will begin on February 23 and run through April 5. The Regional Championship will last two days and take place on April 11 and 12. Grand Series Qualifiers (the first two were on 18 and 19) will take place on January 25, and 26. The Play-In will follow and will be on February 1. Grand Series League Play begins on February 9 and will end on March 15. The Grand Series Regional Championship will round out the South American action on March 22.

Make sure to tune in to the LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship HERE and the Grand Series HERE.

HOW AND WHEN TO WATCH

As with seasons past, you can catch all of the RLCS action on both Twitch and YouTube all season long! RLCS League Play will be live on Saturdays and Sundays from February 1 through March 22; with the Rival Series kicking off the weekends on Fridays. Check out the schedule below:

Fridays: Rival Series airs starting on February 7 at 10 a.m. PT (6 p.m. UTC) for the European Rival Series and North America will follow at 3 p.m. PT (11 p.m. UTC)

Saturdays: RLCS (North America) airs starting on February 1 at 11:30 a.m. PT (7:30 p.m. UTC)

Sundays: RLCS (European) airs starting on February 2 at 8:30 a.m. PT (4:30 p.m. UTC)

Season 9 is just about to get underway and we have more content, news, and information to share soon. Make sure to tune in for all the RLCS action as we kick off Season 9 on February 1. We hope to see you there!

Koji Igarashi to host a Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night panel at GDC 2020

Sure to be a bloody good time

GDC 2020 is going to be packed with all sorts of panels that Switch fans will want to check out, and now another has been revealed. Koji Igarashi is going to be hosting a panel all about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and you can check out the official synopsis for it below.

Beginning from Kickstarter: The Development of 'Bloodstained'

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" started from a successful crowdfunding campaign.
In this discussion, we will be explaining the differences between developing a game under a well established publisher and developing a game under a smaller independent studio. We will be focusing on the development progress and the promotional efforts by sharing real life examples from the project.

I have been in this industry for roughly 30 years and yet there are endless amount of new experiences. I hope by sharing the result of this funding method, it will help others who are planning to start a new project.

Check out what's in Limited Run Games' Collector's Edition of The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories

Sweet deal!

Limited Run Games revealed plans for a physical version of The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories earlier in the week, but now we're getting a look at the special Collector's Edition they'll be offering. In the package you'll find the game, a sticker sheet, Sleepy Donuts stress ball, 3D magnets, and a FK plush toy. Preorders for the standard and collector's edition open on Jan. 31st, 2020.

Samurai Shodown devs explain why they're bringing the game to Switch, says Safari Games handled the port

We're happy they did!

While Samurai Shodown is already out on other platforms, the title is yet to hit Switch. That'll change on Feb. 25th, 2020, when the game is set to launch for Switch. In an interview with Siliconera, Game Director Nobuyuki Kuroki explains why they wanted the game on Switch, and who helped make it possible.

Our only wish is to allow more fans of this title to enjoy the game. Since the users who played this game speak highly of it, we are confident that our fans will be pleased with this version. However, it was quite difficult to port the game while keeping 60fps, which is the core of fighting games. Therefore, we really appreciate all the hard work done by SAFARI GAMES, the company in charge of porting the game to Switch.

Competitive Smash Bros. tournament GENESIS 7 teams with Nintendo

Genesis does what Nintendoes

Nintendo doesn't do too much in the way of eSports content outside of their own events, but they're stepping out of their comfort zone once again with a new collab. The gang behind the GENESIS 7 Smash Bros. tournament have revealed that Nintendo will be collaborating with them for their next tournament. No word on what the collaboration means for the tournament, but there's sure to be exciting things ahead!

GENESIS 7 runs January 24th to January 26th, 2020 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California. There will be tournaments for Super Smash Bros 64, Melee, and Ultimate in singles and doubles. There will also be tournaments for Splatoon 2, Rivals of Aether, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and more.

Pro NFL player shows up at a Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

Pro athlete, pro gamer

You never know who your competition is going to be at a Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament until you show up. That was the case for players at a Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament in Columbus, Ohio, where NFL running back Le'Veon Bell dropped in for some fun.

Bell ended up coming in 17th overall, managing a few wins against the some of the competitors. For those wondering, Bell plays as Mega Man for his main.

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