Science-Fiction Weekly – Subnautica, InnerSpace, Robocop

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Subnautica, InnerSpace, Robocop

If you are fan of relaxing, combat-free experiences like Journey, Abzu, and Flower, give PolyKnight Games' InnerSpace a look. In this colorful and peaceful exploration game, you take control of a vehicle that can transform from a plane to a submarine, capable of exploring the collapsing skies and oceans of inside-out planets contained in the Inverse. You are tasked to find out what happened to these worlds, and what significance their gods held. This is an intriguing proposition for a game, but most of my time in the Inverse was spent in a state of confusion over what I had to do next and where I should go. The spherical inside-out planets, which can sometimes have oceans surrounding you, are confusing designs, forcing you to find small doorways and collectibles within a huge space in order to proceed.

As frustrating as this may sound, I still enjoyed flying through the pastel-colored caverns, and diving from great heights into an ocean to unearth a mystery or two. InnerSpace isn't as relaxing as it intends to be, but there's some fun that can come from it. You can download it now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. Check out the trailer below to get an idea of just how odd it can be:

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Your Winter 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Eggs, Gen 3, And More

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Your Winter 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Eggs, Gen 3, And More

Pokémon Go captured the world when it launched in summer 2016. Beyond the excitement of traveling to new locations to catch monsters and meet like-minded trainers, one of the things that made Niantic's collaboration with The Pokémon Company so interesting was the mystery that surrounded nearly every element about the game.

The mystery was thrilling at first, but after a while, being in the dark wore on users of the app, and they decided to do something about it. Players scoured their local areas, data-mined the app, and started crowd-sourced sites on where to find the best monsters and how to be the most efficient trainers they could be.

Each time a new major update hits, the sense of mystery in Pokémon Go is reinvigorated. However, thanks to the methods discovered and created by players in the original release, light is shed on each successive update quicker than ever before.

Our 10 Most Anticipated PlayStation 4 Games Of 2018

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Our 10 Most Anticipated PlayStation 4 Games Of 2018

2017 saw several fantastic PlayStation titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier Automata, and Persona 5. It looks like this year holds just as much promise. Fans have long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III, and that thirst will soon be sated. Some great exclusives are on the way too, including the post-apocalyptic Days Gone that brings a biker twist to zombie killing. Others titles, like A Way Out and BioWare's Anthem, show that studios aren't afraid to do something different thematically or through gameplay. Here are our most anticipated PlayStation games of 2018.

For more of our most anticipated games of 2018, check out the following lists:

10. Days GoneRelease: 2018
Platform: PlayStation 4
Post-apocalyptic open-world survival games aren't as fresh as they once were, but we're still hopeful for SIE Bend Studio's take on zombie killing. Players take control of a drifter and former bounty hunter named Deacon St. John, who has been wandering the road, living in wilderness encampments, and eking out a pale existence in the wake of a global pandemic that nearly wiped out humanity. The game's zombies, called Freakers, behave differently depending on the environment. For example, they might seem weak and slow during the day, but will become fast and aggressive at night. Here's hoping the final release comes together.

Overwatch League – Is Seoul Dynasty Too Good?

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Overwatch League – Is Seoul Dynasty Too Good?

Many football fans groaned when the New England Patriots pulled off another come-from-behind victory on Sunday night. The Patriots always seem to be a game or two away from a Super Bowl win, and their miraculous win once again came within minutes of what looked like a loss. If your closet isn't filled with Tom Brady jerseys, the Patriots' continued success is a long-running nightmare, and the NFL is playing out like Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.

Overwatch League is two weeks young, yet fans are already bemoaning a team in the same way NFL fans talk about the Patriots. Seoul Dynasty is undefeated this year, winning all four of its matches convincingly. Two other teams, New York Excelsior and London Spitfire, are also undefeated with four wins each, but their successes have been overshadowed by Seoul's dominance.

Our 10 Most Anticipated Switch Games Of 2018

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Our 10 Most Anticipated Switch Games Of 2018

Can Nintendo top The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in 2018? In terms of game quality, we’ll have to wait and see, but one game on the horizon is just as big, if not bigger than both of these titles. Outside of this juggernaut release, Nintendo’s 2018 lineup currently focuses on cult-classic returns, ports, and characters you may see joining Mario on an adventure.

We left Metroid Prime 4 off of the list since Nintendo has listed it's release window as TBA, meaning it’s likely looking like a 2019 release, given other games were listed as 2018. We also don't know what to make of Nintendo Labo as a game at this point. Plenty more Switch games will be announced over the course of 2018, but these are the standout titles so far:

The Sports Desk – Six Things MLB The Show 18 Needs To Do

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The Sports Desk – Six Things MLB The Show 18 Needs To Do

MLB the Show 18 releases on March 27 on PS4, and it hopes to continue the momentum the franchise has built this console generation. But with online problems still haunting the series and last year introducing story/narrative elements to the Road to the Show mode, there are ways MLB The Show can hone its craft.

IMPLEMENT GAMEPLAY FIXES Gameplay is the lifeblood of all titles, and the series needs to keep moving forward in this department. In particular, better situational awareness by players could ensure that gamers get the results they expect. For instance, users have harped on the game's inability at times to tag runners as well as dropped/passed balls for catchers. The appropriate fielding animations need to be triggered as well so players get throws off quickly.

START ESPORTS INTEGRATION 
While you may or may not be interested in esports, it can be argued that an esports structure raises the bar of a title's gameplay. Successful integration of esports can give the game's hardcore, competitive community a defined platform to rigorously test the series' gameplay on the cutting-edge as they continuously stress and probe the game to find any advantage during matches.

Get Ready For Our Monster Hunter World GI Game Club

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Get Ready For Our Monster Hunter World GI Game Club

Monster Hunter: World comes out on Friday, January 26th. Our time playing the game so far proves that it's the most accessible entry in the series, but we understand that it's intimidating to get into the (still complicated) game on your own. GI Game Club is here to help! Starting on February 1st, we're going to be diving in deep on the gameplay of Monster Hunter: World in a big community-centered discussion on The Game Informer Show podcast.

For that first episode's discussion, we'll be talking about everything up through the low rank hunts in the game. Please send your thoughts (concise, please) on the game's combat, systems, favorite moments, etc. in to podcast@gameinformer.com. This Game Club will be a bit different in that we won't be following along and relaying a game's story beat by beat, we're focusing on gameplay. The second episode's discussion will be on all hunts after "low rank" monsters. We're looking forward to playing through the game alongside y'all!

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Three Reasons Kratos' Son Won't Be Annoying In God Of War

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Three Reasons Kratos' Son Won't Be Annoying In God Of War

Revenge is a lonely pursuit, and Kratos’ exploits in the God of War series usually had him finding and killing deities by himself. That’s changing with his new adventure; Kratos’ son, Atreus, is by his side for this journey. The father/son relationship provides an interesting narrative angle, but raises flags for some fans on the gameplay front. That’s understandable, since years of bad escort quests have left people wary of companions in games.

The team at Santa Monica Studio is aware of those concerns, and this is how the team is working to ensure that Atreus enriches God of War’s gameplay (and doesn’t annoy you).

You don’t babysit Atreus First and foremost, God of War is not about monitoring Atreus’ health and making sure he stays out of trouble. He navigates by himself and uses a ranged weapon, which means he isn’t likely to charge into dangerous combat situations. Though Atreus is a constant presence, he isn’t a distraction.

Our 10 Most Anticipated PlayStation 4 Games Of 2018

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Our 10 Most Anticipated PlayStation 4 Games Of 2018

2017 saw several fantastic PlayStation titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier Automata, and Persona 5. It looks like this year holds just as much promise. Fans have long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III, and that thirst will soon be satiated. Some great exclusives are on the way, including the post-apocalyptic Days Gone that brings a biker twist to zombie killing. Others titles, like A Way Out and BioWare's Anthem, show that studios aren't afraid to do something different thematically or through gameplay. Here are our most anticipated PlayStation games of 2018.

10. Days GoneRelease: 2018
Platform: PlayStation 4
Post-apocalyptic open-world survival games aren't as fresh as they once were, but we're still hopeful for SIE Bend Studio's take on zombie killing. Players take control of a drifter and former bounty hunter named Deacon St. John, who has been wandering the road, living in wilderness encampments, and eking out a pale existence in the wake of a global pandemic that nearly wiped out humanity. The game's zombies, called Freakers, behave differently depending on the environment. For example, they might seem weak and slow during the day, but will become fast and aggressive at night. Here's hoping the final release comes together.

46 Tips For Getting Started With Dragon Ball FighterZ

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46 Tips For Getting Started With Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ is out this week, but if you’re just now playing it for the first time, you’re already a little behind. Between two betas and tons of online footage breaking the game down, lots of players will have a decent grasp of what they’re doing, and although it's easier to get into than most fighters, there are still a lot of systems and features to dig into.

To help get you up to speed for the game’s release, we’ve complied 57 tips to help you get through the story mode, learn the combo system from the ground up, and not immediately get Kamehameha’d to Snake Way when you hop online. If you're looking to unlock the game's hidden characters, check out our quick guide.

Story Mode1. Leveling up characters in story mode offers new link events, which are short conversations with each fighter. The level requirements are different for each character, but each of them have seven conversations, and as a general rule, you’ll unlock one every ten levels (with some exceptions).