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Friday, Jun 02, 2023 National Donut Day (USA) - Lou Gehrig Day


As summer nears in the north, it's time for sticky balls. Bandai Namco announces the launch of WE LOVE KATAMARI REROLL+ ROYAL REVERIE for PC and consoles, offering a remaster of the second game in the action/puzzle series. Besides updated graphics, this promises "a range of enhancements." The announcement also rolls out this Launch Trailer. Here's word:
Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced the launch of WE LOVE KATAMARI REROLL+ ROYAL REVERIE™, a remaster of one of the most beloved games from the KATAMARI DAMACY series. This faithfully remastered version of the original game is an even bigger joy to play than the original, thanks to a range of enhancements. WE LOVE KATAMARI REROLL+ ROYAL REVERIE is available now for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and PC via STEAM®. For more information, please visit:

WE LOVE KATAMARI REROLL+ ROYAL REVERIE brings the offbeat and inventive KATAMARI DAMACY franchise back to current and new-gen platforms. The remaster includes numerous enhancements such as visual fidelity and quality of life features along with all-new game modes. The all-new Royal Reverie Mode lets players become a young King of All Cosmos and roll up all-new collectibles in five new challenges. Other new modes include Eternal Mode, which introduces casual play with no time limits, and a novel new Selfie Mode.
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Super Mega Baseball 4 Released

It's opening day for Super Mega Baseball 4 on PC and consoles, and the Windows edition of the arcade sports game is available on Steam. It is from EA SPORTS, but the official website says it will come to the EA App "at a later date." There's also a Ballpark Edition for those who won't bat an eye at its $10 premium. You can see gameplay and the grotesque effect of PEDs on players physiques in the Official Launch Trailer. Word is: "Super Mega Baseball 4 brings the most significant presentation upgrade in franchise history. Every corner of the game will look and feel better than ever, packed with stunning graphics, enhanced player animations, and gorgeous new stadiums." Here's more:
Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), EA SPORTS™ and Metalhead™, are thrilled to announce the worldwide launch of Super Mega Baseball™ 4, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Super Mega Baseball™ series. Super Mega Baseball 4 delivers new levels of excitement and authenticity with the inclusion of real-life Baseball Legends and visual lighthearted fun that fans have enjoyed throughout the franchise. Super Mega Baseball 4 arrives on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S for the first time, with cross-play in Pennant Race and Online Leagues across all platforms including Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam®.

Super Mega Baseball 4 takes the beloved franchise to new heights, offering immersive and vibrant gameplay that stays true to the Super Mega Baseball franchise that players love. With Baseball Hall of Famer David “Big Papi” Ortiz as the franchise’s first-ever cover athlete for Super Mega Baseball 4, more than 200 larger-than-life baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jose Bautista, Randy Johnson and more are ready to step into the diamond with beloved Super Mega League All-Stars experience.

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Get Tell Me Why for Free

Tell Me Why is now available for free, offering the chance to own all three chapters of this episodic adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment. The Windows edition is on Steam and the Xbox Store, where the Xbox One edition is also free. It's yours to keep as long as you claim it by the end of this month. The June timing is no coincidence, as this is the third annual Pride Month giveaway for Tell Me Why, which features a transgender lead and has received praise for its representation. Here's a description:
Tell Me Why is the latest narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind the beloved franchise, Life is Strange. In this intimate mystery, reunited twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their supernatural bond to unravel the memories of their loving but troubled childhood. Set in beautiful small-town Alaska, Tell Me Why features true-to-life characters, mature themes and gripping choices.

As you conjure up memories of the past, your choices will affect the twins’ relationship, determine the strength of their bond, and shape the course of their lives.
Experience all chapters free in June!

Diablo IV Early Access

Gamers who have waited a hell of a long time for Diablo IV are in luck, as Early Access is now underway for the action/RPG sequel. This is on all platforms for those who pre-purchased the fancy Ultimate or Digital Deluxe editions. Patch notes on the game's forums outline a version 1.0.2 server hotfix that's live. Here's the previously released Launch Live Action Trailer, and here's more on why the beleaguered population of Tristram can't seem to catch a break:
Diablo® IV is the ultimate action RPG experience with endless evil to slaughter, countless abilities to master, nightmarish dungeons, and legendary loot. Embark on the campaign solo or with friends, meeting memorable characters through beautifully dark settings and a gripping story, or explore an expansive end game and shared world where players can meet in towns to trade, team up to battle world bosses, or descend into PVP zones to test their skills against other players – no lobbies necessary – with cross-play and cross-progression on all available platforms.

This is only the beginning for Diablo® IV, with new events, stories, seasons, rewards, and more looming on the horizon.
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Street Fighter 6 Launches

It's time to take to the streets and start kicking some ass, as Street Fighter 6 is now available for Windows and consoles, offering the latest iteration of the fighting series. For PC gamers, this is available for Windows on Steam in three different editions. There is also a playable demo for evaluation. Hyping the news is the Launch Trailer featuring Lil Wayne, so be sure to look out for him if you play online. Here's a quick summary of the latest installment in the long-running series:
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub.

Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters
Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials.
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GTA Online Update This Month

Rockstar Games outlines a San Andreas Mercenaries update coming to GTA Online on June 13th. This sets up a conflict between the less-organized criminals and Merryweather Security in the online Grand Theft Auto game. Word is: "Take flight alongside a team of elite pilots and ex-military operators to do battle against the monolithic forces of San Andreas’ largest private military in GTA Online: San Andreas Mercenaries, an action-packed new update spanning the streets, seas, and skies on June 13." The update will also bring other changes and quality-of-life improvements:
With even more in the next action-packed update to GTA Online — including new random events, a brand-new Tactical SMG perfect for firing while driving, daily time trials, and much more — the sky’s the limit this summer. Plus, look for more ongoing improvements to the entire GTA Online experience, with even more player-requested improvements on the way with the update, including:

  • When calling Mors Mutual Insurance, you'll be able to claim all destroyed vehicles at once.
  • An alternate sprint control option (hold to sprint) will be added to the Settings Menu.
  • Custom description tags for garages to help quickly locate your favorite rides.
  • The Willard Eudora and Albany Classique Broadway will become eligible for Taxi Work when using Taxi Liveries.
  • Updates to the Creator to incorporate additional props and weather options, including snow.

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