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Mario Maker Contest: Summer Time Fun

Summer is here. The sun is out and hot, shirts are drenched in sweat, ice cream is back on the menu and ACs are turned down to their lowest temperature. So, instead of going outside, into the heat and sun, let’s stay inside and make some Mario Maker levels!

Your challenge this week: Make some desert themed Mario levels.

Theme – Summer / Summer Time

I don’t care which game style you choose, Super Mario Bros. 3 or 3D World, whatever. Just set it in the desert and make it feel like a summer vacation. Or a nightmare. Whichever works best for you.

I’m trying this idea out to see how the community reacts to this contest. Think of this as a pilot for a TV show. If the ratings are good and people seem to like it, we can do this every week. If nobody likes this format or cares to make levels, we will pretend this never happened.

Next week I’ll pick some of my favorite courses and a winner.

How To Submit A Level — Instructions

1. Build a new course based on the challenge.

2. Name the level and please add “Kotaku – ” OR the theme this week to the front of the name. Once that’s done, upload it in Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch.

3. Then post the course ID into the comments, along with the name of the level and any other info you want to include.

Source: Kotaku.com

Every Big Game Coming Out In Summer 2019

Illustration: Chelsea Beck

Summer used to be pretty sleepy in the world of video games. It was mostly convenient: School is out, beaches are open, and there are dozens of reasons to venture out and get some time in the sun. You know what’s also great? Not going out, because it is, like Cole Porter said, too darn hot.

Good thing the summer games drought is a thing of the past these days. Look at all the stuff going on: Super Mario Maker 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers are all bringing the heat over the next few months. There are games of all sorts incoming, so take a look at the list below and get ready to plan a staycation.

June 21

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled | PS4, Xbox One, Switch

The Sims 4: Island Living | PC

June 24

Heavy Rain | PC

June 25

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | Switch

Judgment | PS4

June 27

The Sinking City | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Sega Ages Virtua Racing | Switch

Sega Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land | Switch

June 28

Super Mario Maker 2 | Nintendo Switch

July 2

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers | PS4, PC

Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered Edition | Switch

Apex Legends Season 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

July 4

Stranger Things 3: The Game | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

July 5

Sea of Solitude | PS4, Xbox One, PC

July 10

Dr. Mario World | iOS, Android

July 11

Griftlands (early access) | PC

July 12

Dragon Quest Builders 2 | PS4, Switch

God Eater 3 | Switch

July 16

The Sims 4: Island Living | PS4, Xbox One

July 19

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Switch

July 22

Beyond: Two Souls | PC

July 25

Kill la Kill — If | PC

July 26

Fire Emblem: Three Houses | Switch

Wolfenstein: Youngblood | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Kill la Kill — If | PS4, Switch

July TBA

The Division 2: Expansion 1: DC Outskirts | PC, PS4, Xbox One

August 2

Madden 20 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

August 6

Age of Wonders: Planetfall | PS4, Xbox One, PC

August 8

Necrobarista | PC (PS4 and Switch 2020)

August 20

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution | Switch

Rad | PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

August 22

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 4 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Oninaki | PS4, Switch, PC

August 27

Control | PS4, Xbox One, PC

World of Warcraft Classic | PC

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey | PC (Xbox One and PS4 in December)

August 30

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Blair Witch | Xbox One, PC

Astral Chain | Switch

September 3

Catherine: Full Body | PS4

Conan Chop Chop | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Last Oasis | PC

Spyro Reignited Trilogy | Switch, PC

September 6

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne | PS4, Xbox One

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | PC

September 10

Gears 5 | Xbox One, PC

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | PC

September 13

Grid | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Borderlands 3 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Daemon X Machina | Switch

September 17

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep | PS4, Xbox One, PC

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | PC

AI: The Somnium Files | PS4, Switch, PC

September 20

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | Switch

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered | PC, PS4

Ni no Kuni | Switch

Source: Kotaku.com