Join Us For A Fortnite Livestream Today

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Join Us For A Fortnite Livestream Today

Grab your building blueprints and orange sniper rifles because we're heading into Fortnite's limited time 20v20v20v20v20 game mode today, and you're invited to come along for the ride.

The action is sure to be crazy as we dive in, loot up, and attempt to be the last survivor in the battle royale jamboree. We're playing from 2-4 CST, so drop by for some good times, great conversation, and some epic fails. We might even win a few!

You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch or YouTube today, or just tune in here using the embedded video below.

RPG Grind Time – A First Look Video At Atelier Lydie & Suelle

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RPG Grind Time – A First Look Video At Atelier Lydie & Suelle

If you've read my column, you know the Atelier series is one of my guilty pleasures. I've been playing these games since Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana, which was the series' debut in North America. It's hard to believe these niche games centered on alchemy have been coming to our shores for more than 20 years now. The Atelier games have found their calling with coming-of-age stories and item synthesis. The engaging loop of building up my alchemy skills, interacting with eccentric villagers, and earning recognition as an alchemist has kept me hooked all these entries later. However, with annualized releases, the quality of these games has been all over the board. Games like Atelier Totori and Atelier Meruru have shined, while the latest entry, Atelier Firis, left much to be desired. 

PlayStation 4: A Roundup Of Limited Editions

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PlayStation 4: A Roundup Of Limited Editions

People who buy consoles on launch day are the first to the party, but end up having the least interesting machines to look at. In the five years PlayStation 4 has been on the market, Sony has created over a dozen cosmetic variations, most celebrating the release of a new game. The latest addition to this family is a God of War-themed console, featuring the same Norse markings from Kratos' axe.

Most of these hardware variations are limited in quantities, and end up selling out quickly. The console designed to celebrate PlayStation's 20th anniversary fetches between $800 to $1,000. We rounded up as many of these consoles as we could find, including editions only released in Japan. If you have ambitions of collecting them all, good luck! Your savings account is going to take a huge hit.

Note: We didn't include skins or special editions produced by publishers for contests and giveaways.

New Gameplay Today – Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak

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New Gameplay Today – Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak

Ubisoft has done a great job supporting Rainbow Six Siege since its 2015 launch, adding new characters, maps, and cosmetic items to the tactical shooter. Today, the studio also added a new PvE mode, which lets squads take on waves of, well, zombies. If you're not sure how exactly weird monsters fit into the larger structure of the game, don't worry – Leo walks Ben Hanson and me (and you!) through the basics.

The Outbreak mode features rebalanced operators, tuned to better take on the more action-focused waves of monsters. As we soon find out, that doesn't mean you can just approach the game like a standard arcade shooter. Also, if you leave the match early it really leaves your team of three in a lurch. Stick around and see Leo pop open a slew of loot boxes envelopes, including several super-gross guns. Ish!

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Watch Us Play Deep Rock Galactic

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Watch Us Play Deep Rock Galactic

For the sake of changing things up, and giving you an intimate look at one of the coolest cooperative experiences out there right now, I figured this week's Science-Fiction Weekly column would be of the video variety. My early impressions of Ghost Ship Games' Deep Rock Galactic were of the rave variety, and my enthusiasm hasn't wavered in the slightest as more hours have been vested. Game Informer's Jeff Marchiafava and Brian Shea joined me for a spelunking expedition for mysterious alien eggs. This video gives you a complete rundown of what to expect from this early access game, available now on PC and Xbox One.

I hope you enjoy the video. A normal (written) Science-Fiction Weekly returns in just seven days. See you then!

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Eight Takeaways From Our-Hands On With Labo

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Eight Takeaways From Our-Hands On With Labo

We recently got to go hands-on with Labo, spending time popping its cardboard pieces out of templates, folding them together, playing with the compatible games, and looking at the surprisingly versatile Toy-Con garage.

Since its debut, Nintendo has made it clear Labo is meant for the younger Switch player. In order to look at the product from a younger point of view, I brought my kindergartner to Nintendo’s event to help me test out the strange craft/video game hybrid. Here are some of my takeaways from spending time with it myself, and watching a child spend time with it.

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10 Video Games That Gordon Freeman Has Visited Over The Years

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10 Video Games That Gordon Freeman Has Visited Over The Years

The mysteries of Half-Life 3 and episode three of Half-Life 2 may never officially be resolved. Extensive, investigative work has resulted in little to no revelation, and whenever information does crop up, it’s delivered at the most unexpected times in the most roundabout manners.

Valve may have abandoned its silent theoretical physicist, but other developers have brought him into all sorts of video games over time. Freeman has received plenty of subtle textual and visual nods in titles like Call of Duty: United Offensive or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, so we’ve limited our list to actual sightings of Dr. Freeman’s likeness. Let’s see what other worlds the scientist has explored over the years.

Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 1

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 1

At the end of our Replay Civil War, it all came down to you to choose the next Super Replay! Our Overblood Facebook group ended up choosing two games through a tie: Killer7 and Godhand.

You chose well. Killer7 is my favorite game of all time, for reasons I will fully elaborate on in the near future. The short version, however, it's that it's the closest video games have gotten to being a David Lynch film. It benefits from being played alone in near silence, so you can fully process its wild, surreal moments, cool characters, and ambiguous plot.

In fitting with its themes, we decided to take Killer7 very seriously, as Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Leo Vader, and I focus only an the artistry of Killer7 and never talk about anything else and make absolutely zero jokes. Enjoy!