So much news, so much beauty, so many surprising! Gamescom is great while you’re there, but staying home isn’t a disaster either, as this packed N8W8 proves. Make time in your calendar, because it is … intense.

It is August 22, today in 1926 gold was discovered in South Africa and much earlier today, in 1851, that was the case in Australia. What a coincidence! Speaking of gold… Have you seen Inside Xbox? Then you already know what Microsoft has announced from Gamescom and there were quite a few gold nuggets in between. Your Guard is still taking the biggest announcements with you, so sorry if you already know that, but there is plenty of other news to report too: don’t worry! Lets-a-voca-go!

New combat trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man has been released

Wait a minute, your Wachts Nachtwacht sense is tingling! Before we move to Microsoft, there’s a new Marvel’s Spider-Man trailer! The video is about as chatter-heavy as an average Gillmore Girls episode. Very cool, and slightly different from what we are used to from game trailers. Thank you J. Jonah Jameson.

Eight new bundles and three new controller designs

Microsoft just announced eight bundles and three controller designs, including a first Xbox One X Special Edition bundle: Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V bundle. What a long name. There will also be a wireless PUBG controller and some pretty cool camouflage options. And pink ‘shadows’. Your Wait is over, but when will the glittering opportunity come?

PUBG is kicked out the game preview program

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was recently available on the Xbox game preview program, but will be removed soon. The game will then officially appear on Microsoft’s platform on September 4. Major Nelson took a look at the studio, as you can see in the video below. This also raises the interesting question: is early access a blessing or a curse for games?

Great story in the new trailer of NBA 2K19

It’s easy to classify sports games as games that are just about that game. However, broadening is sought more and more, which you see very hard in the The Way Back trailer of NBA 2K19. Spot the famous actors, such as Anthony Mackie.

Devil May Cry 5’s release date is…. March 8, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 will be released on … March 8, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Capcom showed that Nero and Dante are playable, but who that third is, that is still unknown. Maybe there is a hint in the new trailer?

Twin Mirror: Step into the Mind Palace

Dontnod is completely devastated on Twin Mirror, because the expectations are of course as high as the sky after the fine Life is Strange. The trailer certainly gets us excited about the game, which will be released in 2019:

Trailer time!

Hitman – World of Assassination Reveal

11-11 Memories Retold Story Trailer

Battlefield V Official Gamescom Trailer

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Gamescom Trailer

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Game Pass Trailer

Game Pass Mobile App announcement trailer

The Sinking City – Death May Die Cinematic Trailer

Sea of ​​Thieves: The Forsaken Shores will be released September 19

The latest major free content update for Sea of ​​Thieves, The Forsaken Shores comes out September 19 and features a landscape full of geysers, volcanoes and a stray earthquake here and there. Nice and warm. There will also be the possibility to use a Reaper’s Mark Flag to show your ship on someone else’s map, so that you can count on naval battles more often. Welcome to The Devil’s Roar!

Supermassive announces horror game series: The Dark Pictures Anthology

One of the most discussed topics of last night, that has to be The Dark Pictures Anthology. It is a new horror game series from Supermassive Games published by Bandai Namco. Supermassive first made Until Dawn and also in these games it depends on your choices and reactions how things end with the characters. The series will start in 2019 with The Man of Medan, but each game will have a completely different cast of characters. The Man of Medan is about a group of young researchers who take a closer look at a World War II shipwreck and uncover some chilling discoveries. Nope, not a megalodon. Next year! And this time not only on PlayStation 4: PC and Xbox One will also be provided with this new horror series.

LEGO and Overwatch tease partnership

LEGO nerd Laura Jenny is happy, the idea that Overwatch and LEGO will work together. It’s been tweeted by both Overwatch and LEGO, so it’s going to happen, but how and what we have yet to hear. Physical figures, a new virtual hero or a whole team of new heroes? More will become clear in the coming days.

Battlefield V’s battle royale mode is not made by DICE

EA’s Ben Walke said on Reddit that DICE is not the studio dedicated to Battlefield V’s battle royale mode. HOW THEN? Which it is, that is still unknown. In any case, we still know very little about that mode. First wait and see that open beta! By the way, according to analyst Cowen, it is all a disappointment that Battlefield V, which seems to be partly based on the lagging pre-orders. And then one more thing: there is also a new The Company trailer for the game. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions people!

All three Dark Souls games are coming to PS4 and X1 simultaneously

If you really don’t have any self-love at all and you just want to punish yourself hard, then soon you can enjoy a collection of three Dark Souls games in one. Yes really. Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin and Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 19 to give you a big kick. Brr!

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is coming to Switch

August 28, The Walking Dead is coming to Switch. It concerns the five chapters from the first season, including the DLC episode 400 Days. The game has been visually polished and performance boosted. The second season and A New Frontier are also coming to Switch later this year, but that very first was the very best after all.

Danny Boyle quits James Bond film

Boyle out! The 25th James Bond movie will not be made by Trainspotting director Danny Boyle. According to Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig, there is creative disagreement that makes it better to find another director. Boyle hasn’t said anything about it yet. In the meantime, the world is still curious whether the next James Bond (from the 26th film) could possibly be Idris Elba. What do you think?

New Brawlout character Yooka-Laylee is out now

Angry Mob Games’ Brawlout now also lets you choose Yooka-Laylee as fighters. You can use Lizard Leaps, Buddy Slams and Sonar ‘Splosions to fight the enemy. Out now, on PS4, Xbone, Switch and PC.

So, have you packed your bag for Gamescom yet? Don’t forget to bring a bottle to fill with water there and put a banana / Snickers / muesli bar / bag of yellow M & M’s and a power bank in your bag to satisfy your own hunger and that of your phone when you queue. A lot of fun, also to those hard workers and lazy vacationers who don’t go to Gamescom: have a great day today!