Historically, splicing dino-DNA with different species has gone terribly for everyone involved, but in this case merging it with the frantic intensity of Left 4 Dead’s co-op and setting it on a vast, open world-style map has worked out nicely thus far. Second Extinction, by Generation Zero creators Systemic Reaction, is a simple concept that I might’ve doodled on my homework in junior high school, but it relies on the speed and polish of its action and the variety of its mutant enemies to stand out. For a co-op focused shooter that just hit Early Access with a planned several months of runway left before full launch, it’s off to a strong start.
The premise here is that mutated dinosaurs are taking over the planet and it’s somehow up to you and up to two friends to massacre them and “reclaim Earth” before it’s too late. That’s about it; there isn’t much of an overarching plot here in the sense of overt exposition. Instead, the evolution of the world is the story, conveyed by way of a more organic and emergent format with its singular big, connected world map.
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When you choose a mission you also choose a drop point that determines where you start – though at the moment, that always means “icy tundra.” Once you’ve arrived you’re free to explore and do whatever you want – including optional side objectives or even going into neighboring zones in search of higher-value targets or to pursue a distant optional mission. It’s typically up to you to decide if you want to go after better rewards in more dangerous areas or play it safe and progress more slowly.
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Games out this week:
- ScourgeBringer, $16.99
- Torchlight 3, $39.99
- GONNER 2, $12.99
- Disc Room, $15
- The Red Lantern, $25
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The Tinkerer’s DreamAs Heyne and I spoke about all the options Godfall has on hand, he used one phrase that best encapsulates the wide array of options players will have — the Godfall team aimed to make it “The Tinkerer’s Dream.” “We had this idea, we wanted [Godfall] to be the tinkerer's dream.
Hearthstone DuelsFirst up, the new mode is called Hearthstone Duels and it takes the build-as-you-go deckbuilding gameplay that has been so popular across many of Hearthstone’s Solo Adventures of recent years and lets you take on other players. If you’ve played Dungeon Run, Monster Hunt, Rumble Run, The Dalaran Heist or Tombs of Terror, you’d have some idea of the format, but a key difference here is that Duels is structured like Arena, so players are striving for 12 wins, while three losses ends the run. At the start of a run, players choose a hero, each of which has a bespoke hero power, and then builds their own starter deck of 15 cards to take into the run. These cards can be anything from the current legal pool for the mode, but instead of the usual limit of one copy of each legendary and two copies of each card of other rarities, Duels only allows one copy of each card, regardless of rarity. With each win, players can choose between different options to add cards to their decks, and – as anyone who has played the Solo Adventures would expect – powerful treasures will also be a fixture of the mode, allowing players to make truly over-the-top plays. With each season, the heroes, hero powers, treasures and card pool will change. The debut season’s theme is Wizard Duels, so the ten heroes are pulled from the Scholomance Academy expansion. And in terms of the cards players can use, Season 1 will include the Basic and Classic sets, as well as Scholomance Academy, Curse of Naxxramas and One Night in Karazhan. Duels will be a free game mode, although there will also be a Heroic Duels option for 150 gold or a Tavern ticket, with rewards based on how well you perform.
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Fortnitemares Weapons, Rewards, and Afterlife EventAs usual, Fortnitemares brings with it a set of unique Halloween themed weapons that can be found randomly across the map. This year's weapons will include the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, a Witch Broom, and even Shadow Midas' Drum Gun, which can be found upon killing Midas at The Ruins. What's a Fortnitemares event without rewards? Throughout the event, players will have the chance to complete a set of challenges to unlock all-new rewards such as Midas' Shadow Wrap, the Smash O'-Lantern Pickaxe, Bobo Back Bling, Loading Screens, and more. Along with the announcement, Reggaeton Global ambassador and four-time Latin GRAMMY winner J Balvin is set to present Afterlife Party, an exclusive Halloween music event. Debuting a brand new song featuring Sech, Balvin will take to the main stage in Party Royale on October 31, at 6 pm PT and 9 pm ET.
“Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote?” New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to ever be elected to congress, asked out of the blue on Twitter. She added the parenthetical “I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun.”
Within seconds, Twitch’s top streamers filled the congresswoman’s mentions. “It would be an honor,” Pokimane, who has an audience of 5.9 million followers, tweeted. Illhan Omar, a Minnesota Representative closely associated with Ocasio-Cortez, also joined in. Several popular streamers and personalities came together to play the massively popular Among Us, a multiplayer murder mystery game that has taken Twitch by storm in recent months, in an effort to encourage voting efforts a few weeks before the U.S. election in November.
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The year is 1926, and a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion, the apparent victim of a heinous murder. Players must pick from 12 of the most iconic protagonists from the Arkham Horror universe, each with a unique skill set, and assemble a team of investigators to uncover the secrets behind this mysterious death.[ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/08/03/arkham-horror-3rd-edition-announcement-trailer-gen-con-2018"] Though based on the Arkham Horror universe, Mother's Embrace endeavors to tell an original story that will feature turn-based combat as players face off with "curious science, living nightmares, and a sinister cult. For more on the Arkham Horror franchise, be sure to check out why we called Arkham Horror: The Card Game one of the best horror board games around. [poilib element="accentDivider"]
With every new game and every expansion, Pokemon continues to make it easier for players to do what they love: from building competitive teams to befriending their companions. And with new landscapes and stories to explore, Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra offers more of the good stuff while leaning into some welcome nostalgia with returning favorites and new takes on iconic legendaries.
Dynamax Adventure Your Way to a Dream Team
Pokemon Sword and Shield made it easier to craft your Pokemon team with nature-changing mints readily available if you had the skills to earn the necessary Battle Points. Crown Tundra builds on this with Dynamax Adventures which give you the chance to add Legendary Pokemon to your team. Additionally, you can potentially nab useful items as victory rewards, such as Bottle Caps, Dynamax Candy, Armorite Ore, and the new Ability Patch – which lets you change a Pokemon’s Ability to its species’ Hidden Ability if it has one.
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Explore these max lairs with up to thrree others, with each of you choosing just one Pokemon to borrow for the quest. Thanks to this rental system, the barrier of entry is practically non-existent but that doesn’t mean success is guaranteed.
Please note the patch size will be larger than normal on PC (approx. 27 GB). This is to make optimizations on PC resulting in a massively reduced Fortnite file size (over 60 GB smaller), smaller downloads for future patches, and improved loading performance.