Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’m still mainly replaying GTA V story mode and Watch Dogs 2. It feels different walking around open-world cities and seeing carefree NPCs talking happily when things in the real world are not so carefree. If you need a diversion and enjoy open-world games with lots of sidequest options, I highly recommend both games! Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing and looking forward to. Check back every Wednesday for more news!

Valorant Release Date

If you’ve watched Twitch at all in the past month, you know Valorant is a heavily promoted, exciting new release that has pulled players in the shooter space away from Apex Legends, Fortnite, CS:GO, PUBG, and more. Riot Games’ free-to-play tactical shooter officially releases on June 2. All progress that players made during the closed beta will reset.

Tenet Trailer in Fortnite

The latest trailer for the movie Tenet premiered in Fortnite last Thursday. We’ve already seen Fortnite host concerts; it’s interesting to see major movies get in on the Fortnite-exclusive content.

The New Call of Duty Game Gets a Name

Activision already confirmed that a new Call of Duty game will release this fall, and now Eurogamer reports that the name of the new game will be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. If you need more COD content now, Call of Duty: WWII is currently available for free to PS Plus subscribers.

Game Publisher Events This Summer

E3 is canceled, but game publishers will still be making major announcements at an assortment of online events this summer. Here’s a full list including PC Gaming Show, EA Play Live, Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire, and more.

Borderlands 3 Expansion

Borderlands 3 is getting a third major expansion: Bounty of Blood – A Fistful of Redemption. The expansion is set on a desert planet and has a Wild West theme. It will release on June 25.

PlayStation State and Days of Play

Sony’s State of Play news event on May 27 (tonight!) will be devoted to The Last of Us: Part II. The broadcast will reveal more about gameplay and the world of the game. In other PlayStation news, the Days of Play summer sale event will feature discounts on Death Stranding, Nioh 2, and more.

More News

  • I’m always a fan of music videos recreated in video games. YouTuber mikekonoko created an adorable tribute in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to my favorite kpop group, TWICE, and their single “Dance The Night Away”:

  • Lastly for this week, if you’re looking for cute accessories for your Switch, this lemon case has received viral attention.