Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

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Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

Funko pumps out Pop! figures at an alarming rate, and even had one ready for Ashe when she was announced as a new Overwatch character at last year's Blizz Con. In addition to creating a figure for almost every Overwatch hero, Funko has created a variety of retailer exclusive versions that show off different skins. You'll even find some that are themed to Halloween and Christmas.

Ana (Amazon Exclusive)

Brigitte (San Diego Comic Con/Blizzard Store Exclusive)

Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

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Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

To say RPGs are popular is to massively understate the power of the huge genre. RPGs, far from being just games with turn-based combat or character customization, have begun to permeate other genres as well. RPG mechanics like leveling up, wizards, or dialogue options have been applied to many games, from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to NBA 2K. The RPG genre is far reaching and ever spreading, and some of the most popular and highest-selling games to fall under this umbrella are the Pokémon games, which embrace as well as avoid a cavalcade of RPG mechanics and features. 

Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

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Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

To say RPGs are popular is to massively understate the power of the huge genre. RPGs, far from being just games with turn-based combat or character customization, have begun to permeate other genres as well. RPG mechanics like leveling up, wizards, or dialogue options have been applied to many games, from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to NBA 2K. The RPG genre is far reaching and ever spreading, and some of the most popular and highest-selling games to fall under this umbrella are the Pokémon games, which embrace as well as avoid a cavalcade of RPG mechanics and features. 

Why It's Time For A New Medal Of Honor

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Why It's Time For A New Medal Of Honor

In the early 2000s, World War II shooters were hugely popular. Franchises like Battlefield 1942, Call of Duty, Wolfenstein, and Medal of Honor all delivered multiple successful titles during this span. Eventually, so many WWII shooters flooded the market that in order to stand out, these franchises had to start changing up their templates. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Battlefield Vietnam took those series out of the past and into the present. The Medal of Honor franchise, on the other hand, was slower to adapt to the changing marketplace. Ultimately, Medal of Honor was unable to keep pace with its competitors and fell off the map.

In recent years, however, the trend has reversed, and World War II has reemerged as a shooter setting. Many of the major players in the genre have returned to the past, starting with Call of Duty: WWII. Battlefield went back even further in Battlefield 1, and eventually returned to World War II with Battlefield V. The Wolfenstein franchise has also seen a recent surge in popularity with its alternate history take on the global conflict. With the WWII shooter experiencing a renaissance of sorts, perhaps it’s time for Medal of Honor to make a comeback. 

Why It's Time For A New Medal Of Honor

about X hours ago from
Why It's Time For A New Medal Of Honor

In the early 2000s, World War II shooters were hugely popular. Franchises like Battlefield 1942, Call of Duty, Wolfenstein, and Medal of Honor all delivered multiple successful titles during this span. Eventually, so many WWII shooters flooded the market that in order to stand out, these franchises had to start changing up their templates. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Battlefield Vietnam took those series out of the past and into the present. The Medal of Honor franchise, on the other hand, was slower to adapt to the changing marketplace. Ultimately, Medal of Honor was unable to keep pace with its competitors and fell off the map.

In recent years, however, the trend has reversed, and World War II has reemerged as a shooter setting. Many of the major players in the genre have returned to the past, starting with Call of Duty: WWII. Battlefield went back even further in Battlefield 1, and eventually returned to World War II with Battlefield V. The Wolfenstein franchise has also seen a recent surge in popularity with its alternate history take on the global conflict. With the WWII shooter experiencing a renaissance of sorts, perhaps it’s time for Medal of Honor to make a comeback. 

Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary On The Moon In These Games

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Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary On The Moon In These Games

In 1969, humankind took a giant leap (assisted by less gravity) by planting a flag on the surface of the moon. The human fascination with the moon has been strong throughout our history, and over the course of this week 50 years ago, we conquered the space rock with nothing but hundreds of years of science, a rocket ship, and a flag. To this day, only 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon, and we haven’t returned to it since 1972. That is, real people haven’t gone back. We, on the other hand, have reached the moon many times, all in virtual worlds. Here are 10 games to spend the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with on the moon. 

Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary On The Moon In These Games

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Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary On The Moon In These Games

In 1969, humankind took a giant leap (assisted by less gravity) by planting a flag on the surface of the moon. The human fascination with the moon has been strong throughout our history, and over the course of this week 50 years ago, we conquered the space rock with nothing but hundreds of years of science, a rocket ship, and a flag. To this day, only 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon, and we haven’t returned to it since 1972. That is, real people haven’t gone back. We, on the other hand, have reached the moon many times, all in virtual worlds. Here are 10 games to spend the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with on the moon. 

Playing College Football In Madden

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Playing College Football In Madden

College football fans are still waiting for the mess between the NCAA and athletes regarding compensation to resolve itself so companies like EA Sports can get back to putting out video games.

In the meantime, modders have taken matters into their own hands using the PC version of Madden NFL 19 to wedge the college game into the NFL title the best they can. One of the latest, called College Football Mod 19 (CFBM19), replaces the NFL's 32 teams in Play Now mode with the pre-season top 25 college teams (plus seven others) and also includes rosters and some college-only rules.

I recently played the mod, and found it an easy – albeit limited – way to experience the college game.

Playing College Football In Madden

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Playing College Football In Madden

College football fans are still waiting for the mess between the NCAA and athletes regarding compensation to resolve itself so companies like EA Sports can get back to putting out video games.

In the meantime, modders have taken matters into their own hands using the PC version of Madden NFL 19 to wedge the college game into the NFL title the best they can. One of the latest, called College Football Mod 19 (CFBM19), replaces the NFL's 32 teams in Play Now mode with the pre-season top 25 college teams (plus seven others) and also includes rosters and some college-only rules.

I recently played the mod, and found it an easy – albeit limited – way to experience the college game.

Looking At How Far No Man's Sky Has Come

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Looking At How Far No Man's Sky Has Come

The name “No Man’s Sky” elicits varied emotions depending on where you look throughout the game’s five-year history. Back in, say, 2015 – a year before its release – No Man’s Sky was surrounded by excitement, anticipation, and most of all, hype. Whether it was the promise of unhindered space exploration, gorgeous visuals, or developer Sean Murray appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to say that the game will have more than 18 quintillion planets to explore, the game was highly anticipated to say the least. When it was finally released in 2016, the hype didn’t match the reception. The visuals were less than advertised, the gameplay was grindy and repetitive, and the lack of multiplayer caused people to second guess their decision to pay 60 hard-earned dollars for an empty universe. 

Looking at No Man’s Sky today, after six major updates and more than 70 patches, the reception has been completely turned on its head. Free updates continue to roll out, Hello Games is working on its next project, and players continue to discover new planets and travel to the center of the universe. The community around No Man’s Sky has grown so loving that members rented a billboard across from Hello Games just to thank them for making a game they love.