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Borderlands 3 is getting a casino heist on December 19. Called Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, the update is the first of four story expansions included in the game’s season pass. Meanwhile, the game’s first new endgame activity Takedown at Maliwan’s Blacksite will go live tomorrow. 

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The first season of Fortnite Chapter 2 will last until early February, Epic announced today. The developer says “new game features, free rewards and a live experience” are all still to come in the season.

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Dragon Quest X is getting a browser game version in Japan. Next year, it will be playable on PC, smartphones, and tablets. More details are expected to be revealed at a later date. No word yet on an international release.

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In the first three days on sale in Japan, Pokémon Sword and Shield sold 1.365 million copies at retail. While digital downloads aren’t included, these sales figures have made the games the biggest first-week Switch sellers to date in Japan. If you missed it, read Kotaku’s Pokémon Sword and Shield review here. 

11/19/19
6:20 PM
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Warframe’s The Old Blood update went live today for PS4 and Xbox One. Released a few weeks ago on PC, it adds a new body horror-inspired Warframe whose torso is a giant mount as well as a new villain and changes to the melee system. The Switch version shouldn’t be far behind. 

11/19/19
2:55 PM
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I still hate Jack, Gears of War’s Pixar-like companion drone, but after hearing the inspiration behind him I appreciate why he exists. Gears 5 director Rod Fergusson said at a recent game conference that Jack was meant to give non-Gears players an approachable cooperative role similar to Mario Galaxy’s co-star mode.

11/19/19
12:10 PM
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Say No! More is a colorful-looking office sim about telling your bosses to shove it that got announced earlier today. It’s coming to iOS, PC and Switch sometime in 2020 and looks like a delightfully cathartic way to blow off some steam. 

11/19/19
7:00 AM
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According to TV Asahi, a 51-year-old man has confessed to calling his former employer, saying, “If I sprinkle gasoline [at the office] like Kyoto Animation, everything will burn down.” The man previously worked at the company, which is based in Nagoya, and said he had a grudge about how he was bullied at work. 

11/19/19
6:00 AM
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The Yakuza 7 mobile is on the streets of Seoul, hoping to get PS4 owners excited for its January release in South Korea. In case you missed it, read Kotaku’s impressions of the game from this year’s Tokyo Game Show. [Thanks, Sang for the tip!]

11/18/19
3:25 PM
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I’m streaming some of the launch games on Google’s Stadia right now on our Twitch channel. That’s right, we’re streaming some game streaming. Join us in the chat!

11/16/19
10:57 AM
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Baba Is You is getting a level editor next year and players will be able to share their created levels online. The news came via a Tweet from the official Baba Is You Twitter account. No specific date beyond 2020 was given, but the level creator and sharing features will be supported on all platforms, including Switch.

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