• THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary: Every New Game Announced

    THQ Nordic celebrated its 10th anniversary today with a livestream event with tons of new game announcements. THQ Nordic revealed eight new games currently in development at its many, many game development studios.

    During the 30-minute show, THQ Nordic revealed multiple games ranging from remasters to surprise sequels. Some games, like Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed were leaked ahead of schedule, but there were still plenty of surprises left.

    Check out all the games THQ Nordic announced below.

    Destroy All Humans 2! Reprobed

    A remake of the original Destroy All Humans 2 was leaked a bit early by accident, but THQ Nordic had a full reveal planned for its 10th anniversary. The developers are calling Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed a full remake, building the entire game back from scratch, though the title will retain the old voiceovers.

    There’s also some new tech underneath the hood with a brand new destruction physics engine. So destroying buildings in a space shuttle will be even more dynamic. Developer Black Forest Games also announced split-screen co-op will be available in the sequel remake.

    Outcast 2: A New Beginning

    The 1999 cult open-world action-adventure game Outcast from developer Appeal is getting a sequel. Space marine Cutter Slade will star in a brand new adventure for the first time after two decades.

    Outcast was one of the first true open-world games in the modern era and its sense of scale and exploration was ahead of anything else in its time. Outcast 2 will once again put players in a massive, alien open world for them to explore. Though there are certainly more open-world games today than there were in 1999.

    To help retain the feeling of the original, the developers of Outcast 2 include 10 members from the original development team. Outcast 2 is also being developed exclusively for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

    Jagged Alliance 3

    Jagged Alliance 3 is the first true sequel to the Jagged Alliance tactical RPG series since 1999’s Jagged Alliance 2. Developed by the Surviving Mars team at Haemimont Games, Jagged Alliance modernizes the turn-based tactics of the original.

    Build a team of mercenaries and use the environment to tactically fight your way through the enemy camp and ultimately save the world from annihilation in this true, tactical sequel.

    Expeditions Rome

    Expeditions Rome is a tactical, turn-based RPG set in the ancient Roman Republic in the time of Julius Ceasar. Players will play a young Roman Legion commander who must win victories on the battlefield and work up the ranks to command the Roman armies against the Barbarian hordes.

    As a true role-playing game, players will have to make choices throughout the game which will affect how the story unfolds. The developers say that even small decisions will have major impacts on the story.

    MX vs ATV Legends

    Race motocross bikes or ATVs in the next game in Rainbow's off-road series. The next MX vs ATV game will let players compete in extreme racing tournaments, challenges, as well as some non-racing side activities.

    SuperPower 3

    Electioneer your way to political victory in the next game in the SuperPower series. Become the head of state and develop your country's global standing while fighting political battles on your home turf.

    In the past, players could lead any of the 193 nations recognized by the United Nations. You may build up your country and attempt to find world peace or world domination.

    ELEX 2

    2017's ELEX was an ambitious, sci-fi RPG that was released at the height of Europe's RPG gold rush. And while the story was clever and often engrossing, it was plagued with bugs and poor balance.

    But the sequel is looking to build upon the first game and hopefully fix some of the core mechanical issues along the way with ELEX 2. THQ Nordic only released a cinematic trailer so time will tell how the gameplay shakes out, but we won't say no to second chances if it means a continuation of ELEX's main storyline.

    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a brand-new game for everyone's favorite undersea sponge. No gameplay footage was revealed, but the trailer for The Cosmic Shake was like a greatest hits of some of SpongeBob's best moments from the show, set to his famous "Sweet Victory" performance from The Bubble Bowl.

    Matt T.M. Kim is IGN's News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.

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    LeVar Burton Doesn’t Want To Be the Jeopardy Host Anymore

    LeVar Burton is no longer interested in taking over as the host of Jeopardy! During an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Thursday, the actor and Reading Rainbow host explained why he's stopped pursuing the job he campaigned for earlier this year.

    “I made it public that I wanted it for myself, that it made sense to me. And [my fans] were all about it," Burton said. "The crazy thing is that when you set your sights on something… they say be careful of what you wish for, because what I found out is that it wasn’t the thing that I wanted after all. What I wanted was to compete. I mean, I wanted the job, right? But then, when I didn’t get it, it was like ‘Well, okay, what’s next?'”

    “The opportunities that have come my way as a result of not getting that gig, I couldn’t have dreamt it up," Burton continued. "If you had given me a pen and paper and said, ‘Well, so what do you want this to really look like?’ If it doesn’t include ‘Jeopardy,’ I wouldn’t have been this generous to myself.”

    While Burton won't be taking over on Jeopardy!, he teased a return to television hosting in the future. "We’re trying to figure out what the right game show for LeVar Burton would be."

    After the death of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek last year, the iconic game show introduced a series of guests hosts to anchor the production while a new permanent host was being decided on. A Change.org petition urging Jeopardy! to give Burton the job garnered over 287,000 signatures. The online movement became so popular that Burton was booked by the show as a guest host from July 26 to July 30.

    The game show has entered a tumultuous production period in recent weeks. Former Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards was selected as the new permanent host in August before being abruptly fired from the show just nine days after taking the helm. Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings and actress Mayim Bialik will take over hosting duties for the remainder of the year while the search for a permanent replacement continues.

    J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.

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    Daily Deals: 50% Off 6 Months of HBO Max, Asus ROG STRIX RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming PC for $999, 30% Off Apple AirPods Pro

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    The Western Digital official storefront has all models of the SN850 SSD with heatsink in stock right now, and that includes the extremely hard to find 1TB model. This is currently the most popular (and probably the best) SSD to get for your PS5 storage upgrade. It's blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface and it comes preinstalled with a heatsink. It's also confirmed by Western Digital themselves to be compatible with the PS5.

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