15 Frostpunk Tips To Protect You From A Bloody Revolt

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15 Frostpunk Tips To Protect You From A Bloody Revolt

The world of Frostpunk is frigid, brutal, and uncaring. As you build up an outpost in the middle of nowhere, you will face a never-ceasing onslaught of crises, including an angry populace, dwindling resources, and the dawn of a new ice age that makes it nearly impossible to survive. 

Like a grizzled survivor who has returned from the frontier a changed man, I’ve seen and done things I hope you never have to experience. Hundreds died during my reign – some from the weather, others from starvation – and I’m not proud. But I hope to pass on the lessons I’ve learned to hopefully make your leadership turn more successful than my own. 

Check Your Heat Map OftenHeat is a precious resource when an ice age is setting in, so you need to monitor it often. If buildings get too cold, they cease production. If homes succumb to cold weather, your medical facilities may buckle under the stress of the sickly. This is why it’s important to always keep an eye on the temperature of your buildings. Once you install heaters in buildings or steam hubs, you have another layer of control over what buildings get warm. 

A Tangled Web: The History Of Spider-Man Video Games

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A Tangled Web: The History Of Spider-Man Video Games

Spider-Man made his comic-book debut in August 1962, gracing the pages of Amazing Fantasy issue 15 with his striking costume, arachnid abilities, and a refreshing dose of youthful angst. Almost immediately, it was clear that Spidey was destined for a greater fate than a throwaway appearance in a second-tier title.

This feature originally appeared in issue 101 of the Australian edition of Game Informer magazine.

Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s creation – more relatable than the stoic, godlike superheroes of the day – was a runaway success with younger readers. Though teenagers couldn’t necessarily relate to having their scientific mentor turn into a giant lizard, the fact that Peter Parker, Spidey’s true identity, still had to get his homework done while dealing with said giant lizard hit home.

Science-Fiction Weekly – The Avengers: Infinity War, Men In Black, Rise of the Gunters, Solo

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Science-Fiction Weekly – The Avengers: Infinity War, Men In Black, Rise of the Gunters, Solo

Most of us are counting down the days until Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters. Most of us, but maybe not James Cameron, the director and writer of Avatar, Aliens, and many more great films. Cameron is apparently hoping Thanos wins and wipes out the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. While promoting his new documentary show, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, Cameron said he hopes "we'll start getting 'Avenger' fatigue here pretty soon." He says this even as someone who appreciates the monstrous story Marvel has built. "Not that I don’t love the movies," he qualified. "It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hypogonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, 'Oy!'”

The History Of Spider-Man's Creative Director Bryan Intihar

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The History Of Spider-Man's Creative Director Bryan Intihar

We've seen a lot of Creative Director Bryan Intihar this month, from his answering of over a hundred rapid-fire questions, to expanding on combat and web-swinging. In the video below, we dive deep on the man behind the game, learning all about his challenges and victories on the path to the role of a lifetime.

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New Gameplay Today – Detroit: Become Human

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New Gameplay Today – Detroit: Become Human

A demo for Quantic Dream's latest game, Detroit: Become Human, dropped on the PlayStation Store today, which gave us an excuse to sit in the studio and talk about it. Join Kim, Hanson, and me as I do my best to help solve a tense hostage standoff. Without spoiling anything, don't get too emotionally invested in our android hero, Connor. 

Detroit is similar to Quantic Dream's past games, in that players are able to steer the direction of the story through the decisions they make along the way. What sets it apart from Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls is how it surfaces those outcomes to players, pulling back the curtain and revealing the various ways that each chapter in the larger narrative could have played out. As you can see in the episode below, I opted to completely blow it.  

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New Gameplay Today – Frostpunk

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New Gameplay Today – Frostpunk

Frostpunk is another grim strategy game from the makers of This War of Mine, 11 Bit Studios. This time around, you're not struggling to keep a community going as a war rages on around you. Instead, you face a far more relentless foe: the cold. Does Leo Vader have what it takes to survive? 

This episode, Leo and I are joined by Matt Bertz. Bertz is reviewing Frostpunk for us, so the pressure is on as Leo shows off his scrappy little enclave. Is he making the right decisions? Will his focus on the tech tree come at the expense of people's arms and legs freezing off? Bertz gives us a little insight and shares his thoughts in a non-judgey way, which we can all get behind.

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New Gameplay Today – 39 Days To Mars

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New Gameplay Today – 39 Days To Mars

All right. Let's get weird! In today's NGT episode, Matt Miller and Leo Vader team up in the co-op game 39 Days to Mars, which features a pair of weirdos and their convoluted, puzzle-filled lives. Their goal? Why, to go to Mars, of course.

Watch the episode below to see the game in action, including unnecessarily convoluted ways of getting a hat, retrieving a key, and much more. Look, it's a weird game, OK? It's from a one-person studio, It's Anecdotal. And no, it has nothing to do with this.

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The Sports Desk – This Isn't The End Of Pro Evolution Soccer

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The Sports Desk – This Isn't The End Of Pro Evolution Soccer

Konami recently announced it is ending its 10-year licensing relationship with UEFA's Champions League – a loss for the company's Pro Evolution Soccer versus its license-rich, rival franchise FIFA. On the surface this may seem like a big blow, but I actually think this isn't a huge loss for the series.

WHAT WAS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BRINGING TO PES? I'd rather PES have the Champions League license than not have it, but considering it was only integrated as a stand-alone tournament, popped up when appropriate during your Master League calendar, and was a basis for some MyClub campaigns, it wasn't a huge addition. Of course, you could argue that the license could or should have been more impactful within the game, but as it was, the loss of the license isn't ripping out the heart of the franchise. It'll no doubt be replaced with a generically named Champions Tournament, so the competition will still be in function just not in name.

Besides, for many supporters, winning their domestic league is the priority over the Champions League, anyway.

Ranking Every Far Cry Game

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Ranking Every Far Cry Game

Go to exotic locations. Embrace the countryside. Behold the beautiful wildlife. Kill a lot of people. These are the pillars of Ubisoft's beloved open-world shooter series Far Cry, and now that our editors have had enough time to play through the latest game, we've put these murderous tourism simulators through their paces to figure out which one is the top dog.

Here are all the Far Cry games, from worst to best.

9. Far Cry Vengeance
Wii – 2006 

The Easter Eggs And References Of Spider-Man

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The Easter Eggs And References Of Spider-Man

Spider-Man is going to be full of references to his long history and past Spider-Man stories. Some references and Easter eggs will be obvious, but others will be more subtle. We've talked about a number of these references already in our coverage of the game so far, but wanted to put everything we saw into one place, and also talk about some of the other surprises we encountered while playing.

Sanctum Sanctorum from Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers Tower, Sanctum Sanctorum, and the Wakandan Embassy
We asked Insomniac writer Jon Paquette about how far this Spider-Man story would stretch beyond the realm of Spider-Man's world. "We are firmly planted in the Spider-verse, with the characters you are familiar with, with all of Spider-Man’s stories and Peter’s stories," Paquette said. While everything we've seen proves that to be true, it does not outright ignore the expanded Marvel universe. We don't know if these locations will play into the story in a meaningful way, but we can absolutely confirm that Avengers Tower (complete with the Giant "A" on the side), Dr. Strange's Sanctum Santorum, and the Wakandan Embassy from Black Panther are all present in the game.