Five Reasons You Shouldn't Miss Dragon's Dogma (Again)

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Five Reasons You Shouldn't Miss Dragon's Dogma (Again)

Dragon’s Dogma releases today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a fact you may be tempted to dismiss as part of the growing trend of companies porting last-gen games to current-gen systems. And admittedly, yes, that’s what this is. However, if you haven’t played Dragon’s Dogma in any of its previous incarnations, you shouldn’t let this innovative open-world RPG pass you by again.

You play as an “Arisen,” and you explore Capcom’s ambitious fantasy setting in search of the dragon that literally stole your heart – but the journey is more than a typical hero’s quest. That core hasn’t changed in the five years since the original Dragon’s Dogma came out.

This new release has a handful of technical improvements, like running in 1080p and a more stable framerate. The Dark Arisen expansion is also part of the package, along with tweaks made for the PC version (including some free gear and unlimited fast-travel). Even if the fundamentals haven’t changed much on PS4 and Xbox One, this re-release is the perfect excuse to give an underappreciated gem another chance.

Five Reasons You Shouldn't Miss Dragon's Dogma (Again)

about X hours ago from
Five Reasons You Shouldn't Miss Dragon's Dogma (Again)

Dragon’s Dogma releases today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a fact you may be tempted to dismiss as part of the growing trend of companies porting last-gen games to current-gen systems. And admittedly, yes, that’s what this is. However, if you haven’t played Dragon’s Dogma in any of its previous incarnations, you shouldn’t let this innovative open-world RPG pass you by again.

You play as an “Arisen,” and you explore Capcom’s ambitious fantasy setting in search of the dragon that literally stole your heart – but the journey is more than a typical hero’s quest. That core hasn’t changed in the five years since the original Dragon’s Dogma came out.

This new release has a handful of technical improvements, like running in 1080p and a more stable framerate. The Dark Arisen expansion is also part of the package, along with tweaks made for the PC version (including some free gear and unlimited fast-travel). Even if the fundamentals haven’t changed much on PS4 and Xbox One, this re-release is the perfect excuse to give an underappreciated gem another chance.

The Most Amazing Looking Exotic Armor In Destiny 2

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The Most Amazing Looking Exotic Armor In Destiny 2

Not too long ago we took a look at the coolest looking weapons in Destiny 2, but Bungie gives Guardians exotic armor that is just as fashionable as any fantastic firearm. With this list we once again leave behind numbers and stats and instead rank which exotic armor looks the coolest. After all, it’s not worth shooting aliens if you can’t look good doing it.

The focus here is only exotic armor that is unique to Destiny 2. Sorry, no Celestial Nighthawk. 

10. SToMP-EE5Better, stronger, faster. That’s the philosophy behind this exotic leg armor, which functions both visually and narratively as an exoskeleton. The way the metal wraps around a Guardian’s legs, with fixtures at the knee joints, makes this armor feel as though it’s been grafted on, not worn. But the SToMP-EE5 leg armor makes it on this list because of the duality of its design. The clean red and white coloring is corporate, while the gaps and holes in the armor make the armor feel patchwork, cobbled together as an experimental aid in battle.

The Most Amazing Looking Exotic Armor In Destiny 2

about X hours ago from
The Most Amazing Looking Exotic Armor In Destiny 2

Not too long ago we took a look at the coolest looking weapons in Destiny 2, but Bungie gives Guardians exotic armor that is just as fashionable as any fantastic firearm. With this list we once again leave behind numbers and stats and instead rank which exotic armor looks the coolest. After all, it’s not worth shooting aliens if you can’t look good doing it.

The focus here is only exotic armor that is unique to Destiny 2. Sorry, no Celestial Nighthawk. 

10. SToMP-EE5Better, stronger, faster. That’s the philosophy behind this exotic leg armor, which functions both visually and narratively as an exoskeleton. The way the metal wraps around a Guardian’s legs, with fixtures at the knee joints, makes this armor feel as though it’s been grafted on, not worn. But the SToMP-EE5 leg armor makes it on this list because of the duality of its design. The clean red and white coloring is corporate, while the gaps and holes in the armor make the armor feel patchwork, cobbled together as an experimental aid in battle.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation

I watched Blade Runner again last weekend, and all I have to say is damn. Damn. Damn. Damn! That film withstands the test of time, and is so damned good that it immediately made me fear the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, which opens in theaters on Friday. Director Denis Villeneuve has big shoes – Death Star-sized shoes – to fill, and critics are saying that he may have done it. He may have created a sequel that not only lives up to the lofty ambitions of its predecessor; it may be an even better film.

Blade Runner 2049 is currently sitting at a 94-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but the words critics are using to describe it tell more of a story. Entertainment Weekly says it moves modern moviemaking into the realm of high art, Rolling Stone calls it an instant classic, and most critics genuinely sound like they were blown away by it. I adored Villeneuve's work on Arrival, and he may be emerging as the new trailblazer for science-fiction cinema.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation

about X hours ago from
Science-Fiction Weekly – Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation

I watched Blade Runner again last weekend, and all I have to say is damn. Damn. Damn. Damn! That film withstands the test of time, and is so damned good that it immediately made me fear the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, which opens in theaters on Friday. Director Denis Villeneuve has big shoes – Death Star-sized shoes – to fill, and critics are saying that he may have done it. He may have created a sequel that not only lives up to the lofty ambitions of its predecessor; it may be an even better film.

Blade Runner 2049 is currently sitting at a 94-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but the words critics are using to describe it tell more of a story. Entertainment Weekly says it moves modern moviemaking into the realm of high art, Rolling Stone calls it an instant classic, and most critics genuinely sound like they were blown away by it. I adored Villeneuve's work on Arrival, and he may be emerging as the new trailblazer for science-fiction cinema.

Exclusive Super Mario Odyssey Dinosaur Gameplay

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Exclusive Super Mario Odyssey Dinosaur Gameplay

Super Mario Odyssey hits later this month, and we recently did a deep dive on three kingdoms, plus a video showing off our time in two of those areas. Now, we're back with an exclusive hands-on video of Cascade Kingdom.

You may recognize Cascade Kingdom as the area where the T. rex in this year's E3 trailer resides, and we make sure to pay him a visit and take him for a test drive. In addition, you can watch us poke around the kingdom to find some of its power moons, including a couple tucked away in some retro 2D sequences. Finally, you can get a glimpse of one of the Broodal boss battles – this one involving a chain chomp on a leash.

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Watch Us Stomp Around As A T. Rex In Exclusive Super Mario Odyssey Gameplay

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Watch Us Stomp Around As A T. Rex In Exclusive Super Mario Odyssey Gameplay

Super Mario Odyssey hits later this month, and we recently did a deep dive on three kingdoms, plus a video showing off our time in two of those areas. Now, we're back with an exclusive hands-on video of Cascade Kingdom.

You may recognize Cascade Kingdom as the area where the T. rex in this year's E3 trailer resides, and we make sure to pay him a visit and take him for a test drive. In addition, you can watch us poke around the kingdom to find some of its power moons, including a couple tucked away in some retro 2D sequences. Finally, you can get a glimpse of one of the Broodal boss battles – this one involving a chain chomp on a leash.

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Question Of The Month: How Have Your Gaming Habits Changed?

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Question Of The Month: How Have Your Gaming Habits Changed?

In issue 293, we asked readers what the biggest change to their gaming habits has been over the years. Now it's your turn to weigh in.

We included a few reader responses in the latest issue of Game Informer, which covered players' changing tastes in genres and dwindling free time thanks to kids and careers. However, we wanted to open up the discussion to the online community as well. One of my biggest changes has been the diminishing returns of late-night gaming sessions; at some point I will fall asleep while playing if it gets late enough. It may wreak havoc with my in-game play timers, but the resulting videos are pretty funny (If I'm lucid enough to save them).

What's been the biggest change in your gaming habits over the years, and how long have you been playing? Share your answer in the comments section below!

Question Of The Month: How Have Your Gaming Habits Changed?

about X hours ago from
Question Of The Month: How Have Your Gaming Habits Changed?

In issue 293, we asked readers what the biggest change to their gaming habits has been over the years. Now it's your turn to weigh in.

We included a few reader responses in the latest issue of Game Informer, which covered players' changing tastes in genres and dwindling free time thanks to kids and careers. However, we wanted to open up the discussion to the online community as well. One of my biggest changes has been the diminishing returns of late-night gaming sessions; at some point I will fall asleep while playing if it gets late enough. It may wreak havoc with my in-game play timers, but the resulting videos are pretty funny (If I'm lucid enough to save them).

What's been the biggest change in your gaming habits over the years, and how long have you been playing? Share your answer in the comments section below!