March is finally here, which means starting today, more free PC games are available for Amazon and Twitch Prime members. Until March 31, you can download these four games at no cost: Star Vikings Forever, The King's Bird, Kabounce, and Snake Pass.
Star Vikings Forever is a lengthy puzzle RPG about space vikings that fight evil intergalactic space snails. The King's Bird is an artsy platformer that utilizes gliding and requires maintaining your momentum to navigate many challenges. Brush up on your pinball skills with Kabounce, a multiplayer experience from the perspective of the ball itself where you try to hit bumpers to claim points for your team. In unique platformer Snake Pass, you're asked to "think like a snake" as you solve puzzles, which involves slithering into small spaces, coiling around bamboo to climb, and more.
To claim these deals, you just have to make sure your Amazon account is linked to Twitch. Every month there's a new round of free games, and Twitch also gives away free in-game loot and other digital content for Prime members on an ongoing basis.
The Season of the Drifter is about to start in Destiny 2, and it's bringing a lot of changes. There will be a new version of Gambit for players to check out called Gambit Prime, a new high-level activity called The Reckoning, new pinnacle weapons to earn, and a bunch of new loot to find.
With the sixth Destiny 2 season comes another big change that'll let you get cooler gear. Bungie is instituting a change for Xur, Emissary of the Nine, that'll make his weekly visits, and the Exotic weapons and armor he sells each week, a lot more useful to players.
According to a post from Bungie on Reddit, Xur's wares are changing in Season 6. He'll finally sell Exotics from the Forsaken expansion that dropped in Fall 2018. Up to now, Xur has only sold Year One Exotics, those from before the Forsaken expansion. In order to get the cool new gear added in Year Two, players had to hope for extremely rare random drops. With the Forsaken Exotics added to Xur's wares, you'll now have a weekly chance to purchase what you're missing for Legendary Shards.
It's been nearly two years since there was any news about the potential sequel to the Tom Cruise-starring Edge of Tomorrow, but it seems the project is moving forward again. It has been reported that Warner is developing a follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi action movie.
According to Deadline, writer Matthew Robinson (Monster Trucks, The Invention of Lying) has been hired to work on the script after successfully pitching a story idea to the studio. The site states that the intention is for Cruise to reprise his role as reluctant soldier William Cage, along with co-star Emily Blunt and director Doug Liman.
Liman had previously spoken about his hopes to make a sequel, and in 2017 stated he had an "amazing" story for a sequel that was "way better than the first film." However, Deadline now states that work on this earlier version stalled and Robinson's story will be an entirely new take.
Time is running out to catch a Shiny Meltan in Pokemon Go. As part of the game's ongoing Meltan event, Niantic is giving players their first chance to find the Shiny version of the new Mythical Pokemon, but it's only scheduled to appear until March 4.
To catch Meltan in Pokemon Go, you'll need to have the Mystery Box--an item you get in the mobile game when you transfer a Pokemon to either Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee on Switch. Once the box is opened, Meltan will spawn in the wild for 30 minutes. After that, the box will close, and you'll typically need to wait a week before you can repeat the process.
As part of this event, you'll have a chance of finding a Shiny Meltan in the wild when you open the Mystery Box. As you can see above, the Shiny variant has a slightly darker head than a typical Meltan, as well as a blue (rather than red) tail. On top of that, the time you need to wait to reopen the Mystery Box has been reduced for the event, allowing you to find Meltan much more quickly than before.
The next reset marks the start of Destiny 2's sixth season, the Season of the Drifter. That makes this weekend's return of Xur, Emissary of the Nine, the last time you'll buy Year One Exotics from Xur before the reset, and a great chance to get something shiny to hold yourself over before the Destiny 2 grind kicks up again with the next part of its Annual Pass.
Head to Nessus this weekend to find Xur, who is hanging out in the Watcher's Grave area. From the transmat zone where you load into the area, head north and look up--Xur is waiting on one of the giant tree branches and you'll need to climb to reach him.
The gun Xur has on offer this week is The Colony, a powerful grenade launcher that often sees a lot of use in the Crucible. Instead of regular grenades, it fires tiny robot insects that crawl along the ground in the direction you fire, homing in on enemies and blowing them up. The Colony is great for competitive play thanks to its grenades' ability to find their targets.
This weekend's free Steam deals include two space-inspired adventures. The first is Space Engineers, an open-world game where you explore the galaxy and build spaceships, outposts, space stations, and more, all while gathering resources to survive. The game left Steam Early Access yesterday after more than five years, and not only is it 20% off on Steam, you can play it for free this weekend.
Space Engineers combines engineering and construction gameplay with themes of survival and exploration. The developers created a "realistic, volumetric-based physics engine," which basically means this game is similar to Minecraft in that everything you see can be used, altered, or destroyed.
"Space Engineers is inspired by reality and by how things work," the developers shared on the game's official website. "Think about modern-day NASA technology extrapolated 60 years into the future. Space Engineers strives to follow the laws of physics and doesn't use technologies that wouldn't be feasible in the near future."
Nintendo is releasing a new set of playable characters for Mario Tennis Aces. Beginning today, March 1, the mayor of New Donk City, Pauline, is making her debut in the Switch tennis games, while two classic Mario villains will join the roster in the next couple of months.
As with Aces' previous DLC characters, players can unlock Pauline by playing at least one match in the game's Online Tournament mode this month, while everyone else will automatically get her after April 1. As you can see in the trailer above, Pauline is a speedy character, and her Special Shot has her delivering a powerful smash from atop New Donk City Hall.
Pauline arrives alongside Aces' 2.3.0 update, which also kicks off a new Co-op Challenge called Shy Guy Train Tussle. Following Pauline, two more classic Mario enemies will be added to the game's roster: Magikoopa and Dry Bones. The former will be available in April, while the latter is set to arrive in May.
The Walking Dead might not be the immense ratings hit it once was, but it's still popular enough for AMC to be developing further spin-offs and movies alongside the main series. Last year, it was announced that a series of Walking Dead movies were in the works, and now it has been confirmed that a new spin-off show is being developed.
As reported by to Deadline, AMC revealed the news via its quarterly earnings call. While AMC CEO Josh Sapan didn't provide any specific details about the new show, he did state that a new Walking Dead spin-off was in "active development."
"We're not at a stage where we'll be announcing its plans to premiere," he said "But we have hired creative people that have pitched story outlines. We feel very good about the development of that series."