The Stream Team: Secret World Legends’ first Halloween

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The Stream Team: Secret World Legends’ first Halloween

Massively OP’s MJ had always looked forward to Halloween in The Secret World more than any other game, and Secret World Legends is no different! Samhain 2017 starts today, and she’s eager to dive in and celebrate the two best things that go great together. Sadly, it looks like much of the known celebration from previous is missing, so join...

World of Warcraft finally lets you be a horse’s butt this Hallow’s End

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World of Warcraft finally lets you be a horse’s butt this Hallow’s End

Do… do we even need to follow up that headline with anything substantial in this space? Oh, my editor is telling me that I do. Very well then. Hallow’s End has returned to World of Warcraft for another spell, bringing with it the usual accoutrements such as weird pumpkins, the Headless Horseman, and plenty of free treats for all. However, there...

Ultima Online patches in Halloween, 20-year vet rewards, and Christmas

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Ultima Online patches in Halloween, 20-year vet rewards, and Christmas

Publish 98.2 is live in Ultima Online this week with… Christmas? Yep! Halloween is already live in the game, but the latest patch set up the Christmas rewards, though they won’t actually begin triggering until December. There are some pretty nice trinkets in the bundle, including a jewelry box that will essentially cut down piles of 500 jewels unto a...

Halo Wars 2 will get cross-play this month

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Halo Wars 2 will get cross-play this month

Halo Wars was conceived largely as an attempt to make RTS titles work on console, and it was pretty successful on that front. But that doesn’t mean the game wouldn’t hit that genre’s native platform, and Halo Wars 2 launched across both PC and Xbox One on the same date earlier this year. While it was a cross-buy title on Microsoft’s storefront, it didn’t feature cross-play, leaving consoles and PC in separate online player pools.

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That’ll be changing soon, 343 Industries have announced. Cross-play for the Xbox and Windows 10 version of the game will be coming in the next update, which is expected to release late this month. It’ll certainly be interesting to see if a bigger population of keyboard and mouse players have a significant advantage over those on controller, a concern that’s normally limited to shooters.

Destiny 2 PC preloading has begun, while console daily logins decline

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Destiny 2 PC preloading has begun, while console daily logins decline

PC fans, your time is almost here: You’re finally getting a Destiny game on your platform. In fact, if you’ve already purchased Destiny 2, then get thee to the preload: Just boot up the Battlenet app and get moving. Still need to buy it? Green Man Gaming still has the PC edition for 15% off with the SUCHWOW10 code. We’re told that...

There's a range of miniature, officially licensed arcade cabinet replicas on the way

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New Wave Toys has launched a Kickstarter for its first officially licensed, fully playable miniature arcade cabinet replica, based on Atari's Centipede.

The RepliCade x Centipede cabinet, to give it its full, somewhat unwieldy name, is an "accurately reproduced 1/6th scale" model of the original Centipede arcade cabinet, and measures a small, but far from microscopic, 12-inches in height.

According to New Wave, the Replicade packs a fair amount into its diminutive frames. Each cabinet runs the original arcade ROM of Centipede, as beamed through a 4:3, 3.5" LCD screen, and runs off a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for relatively portable play.