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News: PS5 DualSense Controller Reveal, FF7 Remake Review

On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Tom Marks to discuss Tom’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake review. But before that happens, they discuss the surprise reveal of the PS5 controller, the DualSense, and all the details we learned about the PS5’s new controller. Then, we dive into Tom’s FF7 Remake review, discuss why we love the FF7 Remake gameplay, and a whole lot more.

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Phil Spencer Interview Analysis – Unlocked 438

Our Xbox crew analyzes what Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said during our interview with him on last week’s episode. We think he said a lot in his clever, indirect way… Plus: an Inside Xbox news recap, rumors about what Resident Evil 8 will be like, and at the very end you’ll hear our live as-it-happened reactions to the PS5’s DualSense controller reveal.

Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring an interview with Valve’s Robin Walker

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Star Wars Reveals 5 New Jedi From The High Republic

Though Lucasfilm teased some of the main characters that will be featured in the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative when it was revealed in February, now they’ve fully pulled back the curtain on five brand new Jedi heroes on StarWars.com.

The High Republic is an era of peace and prosperity when the Jedi were in their prime some 200 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga. “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice,” Obi-Wan Kenobi told a young Luke Skywalker once upon a time. And now,

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Resident Evil 8 Will Release in 2021, Feature Significant Thematic Departures, Report Says

A first-person Resident Evil 8 will release sometime in 2021 for current and next gen consoles and will feature more “serious departures” from the mainline series, according to a new report from Video Game Chronicle.

VGC reports that they have verified the information provided by known Resident Evil leaker “Dusk Golem” on Twitter. That said, take the following information with a massive grain of salt, as previous reports from Dusk Golem on a “soft reboot” for Silent Hill were later squashed by Konami, so the track record thus far isn’t entirely perfect.

Golem stated on Twitter that

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GameStop Fully Closes Massachusetts Stores After Boston Government Gets Involved

GameStop has closed all of its stores in Massachusetts, including any curbside service, according to The Boston Globe. The closure also comes after a report that GameStop leadership instructed employees to wrap their hands in plastic or wear gloves while handing off orders to customers.

The state of Massachusetts ordered all nonessential businesses to close on March 24. GameStop pushed back against the closure order by saying it provided an essential service, a statement that appeared to apply to GameStop stores across the U.S.

After keeping stores operational despite the state government’s order, the inspectional services department for

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Mark Hamill Reflects on the End of an Era With Heartfelt Letter to Fans

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker capping off a saga more than 40 years in the making, Mark Hamill has penned a heartfelt letter to fans thanking them for their devotion to the Skywalker Saga.

Hamill tweeted out a photo of his letter, which is being included as part of The Complete Skywalker Saga Blu-ray set. You can read the full letter below:

Hamill’s letter is all the more touching given that it pays tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher and refers to the franchise as “George’s faraway galaxy.” He also reflects on how drastically Lucas’ early

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