Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Presents A Fresh Challenge

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Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Presents A Fresh Challenge

In both Splatoon and Splatoon 2, the single-player campaigns offer creative and fun breaks from the madness of online competition. Each campaign combines methodical platforming and puzzle solving with frantic firefights against the octarians and the humanoid octolings. With Splatoon 2's upcoming Octo Expansion, Nintendo is adding a ton of new content for fans of the base-game campaigns. With Splatoon fans accustomed to free updates, my initial thought upon Octo Expansion's announcement was that it would be a tough sell for the player base. Thankfully, what I played of the upcoming single-player expansion is creative, challenging, and fun.

With more than 80 new single-player missions, additional unlockable multiplayer gear, and a new story full of mysteries and Splatoon lore, Octo Expansion looks to justify its place as the first piece of premium DLC in the Splatoon franchise. In addition, anyone who gets through the Octo Expansion campaign unlocks Octolings to play as in multiplayer. However, beating every stage will prove no simple task; each stage I played was difficult in unique ways. 

New Gameplay Today – Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

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New Gameplay Today – Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Street Fighter's been around for a while. Throughout its 30-year history, it's given us some of the best fighting games of all time, iconic moves and characters, and much more. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection arrives today and celebrates that history. So how do these games hold up?

To find out, Jeff Cork, Leo Vader, and I took several of these games through their paces in some friendly competition and also quickly play some of the Street Fighter. Who's the winner? Watch and find out!

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 13: Finale

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 13: Finale

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!

Replay – Gungrave: Overdose

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Replay – Gungrave: Overdose

In this episode of Replay, we play three absolutely atrocious games, the first of which is Gungrave: Overdose. You'll see just how much we dislike it in just a matter of seconds of us playing it, and will understand why it didn't even receive a 5 out of 10 from Game Informer. Our disgust in the game leads to another title that just happens to be even worse. We quickly jettison this game into the sun, and then somehow move onto something that is so unbelievably bad that...well...you just have to watch the episode to believe just how strange and unplayable games were back in the day.

Enjoy the terrible!

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Funny To A Point – My Demented Adventures In House Flipper

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Funny To A Point – My Demented Adventures In House Flipper

If you're like me, you've probably watched a million home-improvement television shows over the years – and if you're REALLY like me, it's not because you wanted to. My wife is the one with the fetish for watching neurotic people fix up houses – I merely serve as a captive witness, because it beats using that time to do real-life improvements to our own home. As such, I'm depressingly familiar with all of the big shows: Clone Creeps, Lady and the Dork, Two F'ing Flops, These Guys Should Star In A Saw Movie Together, and Holmes On Homes, which is the only improvement show I respect because Mike Holmes is the BAMF of house repair.

Anyway, as my obsession with Stardew Valley proved, my disdain for a real-life activity doesn't preclude me from mindlessly performing the same act in a video game for hours on end. That's why I was both excited and scared when I received a press release for House Flipper, a game about cleaning up and repairing homes for profit. Could this finally be a gateway into my wife's weird obsession with watching other people do housework? Could it reverse my bias against home improvement that Tim Allen instilled in me so many years ago? Would I leave the game with the knowledge necessary to transform our real-life home into our own personal palace? There was only one way to find out!

Act I: From Humble Beginnings

Watch Us Play Detroit: Become Human's Opening

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Watch Us Play Detroit: Become Human's Opening

Update: You can watch the archive of our stream right here, enjoy!

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A new Quantic Dream game is always interesting... to say the least. In today's little livestream, Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson are starting up the game for the first time and will be playing through the opening along with our community. Make the choices for us. Who lives? Who dies? Who androids the hardest? Come join the fun below or watch the stream on YouTube!

GI Show – Detroit, Call Of Duty's Battle Royale, E3 Predictions

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GI Show – Detroit, Call Of Duty's Battle Royale, E3 Predictions

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On today's episode, we're joined by a very special guest to celebrate the podcast's 400th episode and we also have a lot of great games to talk about. First up, Kimberley Wallace and Joe Juba talk about their time playing and enjoying Detroit: Become Human on the PlayStation 4. Oh, and Kim has played Kingdom Hearts III. Then Dan Tack and Suriel Vazquez join the show to talk about playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Dark Souls Remastered. After some great community emails (with only one major video technical snafu), we break down what we know and hope for in Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's press conferences for E3 2018.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 400 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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GI Show – Detroit, Call Of Duty's Battle Royale, E3 Predictions

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GI Show – Detroit, Call Of Duty's Battle Royale, E3 Predictions

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On today's episode, we're joined by a very special guest to celebrate the podcast's 400th episode and we also have a lot of great games to talk about. First up, Kimberley Wallace and Joe Juba talk about their time playing and enjoying Detroit: Become Human on the PlayStation 4. Oh, and Kim has played Kingdom Hearts III. Then Dan Tack and Suriel Vazquez join the show to talk about playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Dark Souls Remastered. After some great community emails (with only one major video technical snafu), we break down what we know and hope for in Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's press conferences for E3 2018.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 400 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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New Gameplay Today – Dauntless

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New Gameplay Today – Dauntless

Dauntless is now in open beta, which means that you can check out the free-to-play monster-hunting game at this very moment! If you're not sure you're ready to commit the hard-drive space to Phoenix Labs' game, don't worry! Dan Tack walks Leo and I through the game's basics, and you can make up your own mind from there.

Tack doesn't swat me out of my chair for saying it looks a lot like World of Warcraft meets Monster Hunter, so I might be onto something there. Basically, you and a small group of players meet up, kill some monsters, and craft new gear from their corpses. Unlike Capcom's series, this one's a free download – though you can spend your brains out on cosmetic microtransactions. Check it out, okay?!

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