We Discuss Our Time Behind The Wheel In Rage 2

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We Discuss Our Time Behind The Wheel In Rage 2

During our Rage 2 cover story trip to Avalanche Studios in Sweden, we got behind the wheel of a tricked-out hot rod then went toe-to-toe against a missile-spewing 18-wheeler in a deadly race across the wasteland. In short, Rage 2’s car combat is a thrill, but Javy Gwaltney, Leo Vader, and Ben Reeves are here to expand upon their impressions in this written discussion.

Ben: I found it interesting Avalanche chose to start our demo with a vehicle chase/battle. I think that means they found some fun in the car combat – or at least they think it’s an important pillar of the game. Personally, I thought that convoy battle was a cool set piece, but what were your initial impressions?

Leo: It’s obviously not what I’ll be coming to the game for, but it bodes well that the vehicle combat is getting a focus. A sizable portion of any open world game is spent moving from objective to objective, so the potential for car battles feeding into upgrades and progression for your ride makes those trips between waypoints seem more enticing and less tedious.

Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

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Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

A lot of wastelands are defined by their greys and browns. We’re fascinated with post-apocalyptic worlds, but we’re tired of looking at them. Thankfully, in recent years, developers have begun to shift towards more colorful dystopias. Avalanche Studios has taken Rage’s desert environments and brightened them up for the sequel with a variety of forests and pink-streaked shanty towns. We take a deeper look at all the environments you trek through in Rage 2.

For more on Rage 2 be sure to check out our cover story hub by clicking on the banner below.

Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

about X hours ago from
Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

A lot of wastelands are defined by their greys and browns. We’re fascinated with post-apocalyptic worlds, but we’re tired of looking at them. Thankfully, in recent years, developers have begun to shift towards more colorful dystopias. Avalanche Studios has taken Rage’s desert environments and brightened them up for the sequel with a variety of forests and pink-streaked shanty towns. We take a deeper look at all the environments you trek through in Rage 2.

For more on Rage 2 be sure to check out our cover story hub by clicking on the banner below.

Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

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Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

Bandai Namco has unveiled the opening cinematic for One Piece World Seeker, showcasing some of Luffy's powers, members of his Straw Hat crew, and some of the bad guys he'll face on Jail Island, World Seeker's main locale.

One Piece World Seeker launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15.

Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

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Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

Bandai Namco has unveiled the opening cinematic for One Piece World Seeker, showcasing some of Luffy's powers, members of his Straw Hat crew, and some of the bad guys he'll face on Jail Island, World Seeker's main locale.

One Piece World Seeker launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15.

Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

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Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

Update: As part of the annual Jump Fest event, Bandai Namco has shown off a new trailer featuring Deku and Black Clover's Asta in action. You can find the original story below.

Bandai Namco released a story trailer today for Jump Force, their new crossover fighting game featuring heroes and villains from Japanese comic magazine Shonen Jump. After that trailer, they announced that Deku, the young protagonist from My Hero Academia, would be joining the fight for our quirk-less Earth as part of the base roster.

Guess who’s Detroit SMASHING!!! into #JUMPFORCE. Pre-order your copy today and Unite to Fight: https://t.co/2aJpkIOzL5 pic.twitter.com/V36d0Cw9xf

Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

about X hours ago from
Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

Update: As part of the annual Jump Fest event, Bandai Namco has shown off a new trailer featuring Deku and Black Clover's Asta in action. You can find the original story below.

Bandai Namco released a story trailer today for Jump Force, their new crossover fighting game featuring heroes and villains from Japanese comic magazine Shonen Jump. After that trailer, they announced that Deku, the young protagonist from My Hero Academia, would be joining the fight for our quirk-less Earth as part of the base roster.

Guess who’s Detroit SMASHING!!! into #JUMPFORCE.
Pre-order your copy today and Unite to Fight: https://t.co/2aJpkIOzL5 pic.twitter.com/V36d0Cw9xf

Final Fantasy XIV 4.5 Trailer Hints At What To Expect Next Month

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Final Fantasy XIV 4.5 Trailer Hints At What To Expect Next Month

Square Enix has released a trailer for Final Fantasy XIV's 4.5 update, a precursor to next summer's massive Stormbringers expansion. The update, which is scheduled for next month, has a number of big changes and readies players for the Blue Mage job class coming shortly after.

Take a look at the trailer for the update below.

The update is set to arrive on January 8, with the Blue Mages coming the following week. The new job class is a little more limited than a lot of players were like, emphasizing solo play as Blue Mages learn skills from enemy monsters throughout the game. When they hit level 50, the current level cap for the job class, players will have content called The Masked Carnivale to tide them over until Stormbringers.

Final Fantasy XIV 4.5 Trailer Hints At What To Expect Next Month

about X hours ago from
Final Fantasy XIV 4.5 Trailer Hints At What To Expect Next Month

Square Enix has released a trailer for Final Fantasy XIV's 4.5 update, a precursor to next summer's massive Stormbringers expansion. The update, which is scheduled for next month, has a number of big changes and readies players for the Blue Mage job class coming shortly after.

Take a look at the trailer for the update below.

The update is set to arrive on January 8, with the Blue Mages coming the following week. The new job class is a little more limited than a lot of players were like, emphasizing solo play as Blue Mages learn skills from enemy monsters throughout the game. When they hit level 50, the current level cap for the job class, players will have content called The Masked Carnivale to tide them over until Stormbringers.

New Story Trailer Provides A Glimpse Inside The Oldest House

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New Story Trailer Provides A Glimpse Inside The Oldest House

Remedy Entertainment has released a new trailer for Control, its upcoming game that features objects that pull at the edges of reality. The clip shows the inside of the Oldest House, a structure that appears to be a skyscraper but is in fact home to a variety of mind-bending anomalies. 

The trailer is narrated by James McCaffrey (Max Payne), and he explains how the building's mundane facade hides a mystery that's been hidden from the American public since the '60s. 

Control is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019. For more on the game, check out our impressions from the E3 demo, which includes insightful commentary from creative director Sam Lake.