Exclusive Transformers Trading Card Game Reveal - Menasor, Menacing Colossus

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Exclusive Transformers Trading Card Game Reveal - Menasor, Menacing Colossus

The Rise of the Combiners expansion for the Transformers Trading Card Game lands on March 1, with many new features. One of the new mechanics are the combiners, which allow cards to come together to form one ultimate unit of immense power (Remember Exodia?).  While the set features many other interesting abilities, combining steals the show. Today, we're excited to reveal one of these titanic entities - Menasor, Menacing Colossus!

Using 5 cards together, you can create this giant transformer and turn your opponents to scrap. Assembly may be challenging, but the end result is worth it. In addition to these huge monsters, the expansion also introduces Brave (which "taunts" making characters forced to attack it if able) and Stealth (which can't be attacked unless it is the only option). The expansion also features triple changers with multiple modes you can swap to and more!

Rise of the Combiners hits on Match 1st.

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

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2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list will be in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

about X hours ago from
2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list will be in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

How Does Onimusha: Warlords Hold Up After 18 Years?

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How Does Onimusha: Warlords Hold Up After 18 Years?

Onimusha: Warlords has always been my game that got away. It missed the PlayStation 2’s launch by about five months, but it served as my introduction to Sony’s powerful new console so I always connected it to the system’s early life.

I first played it at a friend’s house and was blown away by the opening pre-rendered cutscene, and then was subsequently impressed by the atmosphere and samurai combat. We didn’t have a memory card at the time, so I ended up playing the game’s introductory hour multiple times over the course of disparate visits. It made me want a PlayStation 2, but when I finally acquired one, I had important new games to play, like Metal Gear Solid 2 and Jak and Daxter. I always promised to make time for Onimusha, but never did. When the sequels came out, I stubbornly avoided them because I wanted to start from the beginning when I eventually tackled the series.

After Capcom announced the remaster, I promised myself I would finally experience Samanosuke Akechi’s full adventure, complete with saves and everything. After building up the game in my head for all these years, how did it hold up to my impossible expectations?

How Does Onimusha: Warlords Hold Up After 18 Years?

about X hours ago from
How Does Onimusha: Warlords Hold Up After 18 Years?

Onimusha: Warlords has always been my game that got away. It missed the PlayStation 2’s launch by about five months, but it served as my introduction to Sony’s powerful new console so I always connected it to the system’s early life.

I first played it at a friend’s house and was blown away by the opening pre-rendered cutscene, and then was subsequently impressed by the atmosphere and samurai combat. We didn’t have a memory card at the time, so I ended up playing the game’s introductory hour multiple times over the course of disparate visits. It made me want a PlayStation 2, but when I finally acquired one, I had important new games to play, like Metal Gear Solid 2 and Jak and Daxter. I always promised to make time for Onimusha, but never did. When the sequels came out, I stubbornly avoided them because I wanted to start from the beginning when I eventually tackled the series.

After Capcom announced the remaster, I promised myself I would finally experience Samanosuke Akechi’s full adventure, complete with saves and everything. After building up the game in my head for all these years, how did it hold up to my impossible expectations?

Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

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Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

Last year, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Joysticks. With him having recently received the award when we sat down to talk to him about From Software and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, we decided to ask him what he thinks are keys to living a life worthy of such an award. His answer was inspiring. Sort of?

“I’m not in a position to tell people how to lead their lives,” he told us. “They’ve got to do what’s best for them personally. I’ve worked in the games industry just over ten years, and I’ve just enjoyed making these games. When I’m asked ‘What especially has been good about that or what do I put value in there’, then there’s nothing particular to say. It’s just the fact that whether or not they succeed.”

He also says that his work makes it hard to give his fans inspiring advice. “I just want to say, “let’s all just love one another and make world peace,” he says. “But it’s not as easy as that especially when I'm making games like Dark Souls and Sekiro. But as long as I’ve contributed something that’s had an impact on someone’s life that’s enough for me.”

10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

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10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

At The Gates, the new game from the designer of Civilization V, is out today and it’s a great little strategy title. It can also be rather brutal, especially the opening hours, given that there is no real tutorial to speak of outside of a massive help menu or the occasional tip. To help with that onboarding process, here are 10 tips of our own to help you power through the learning curve and begin your quest to take on Rome.

If you want to take over Rome eventually with a huge army, great, but you need to focus on survival at first. Create an explorer as well as someone capable of harvesting whatever food source is around you (so a hunter, a reaper, or a gatherer). These roles are critical for surviving your first winter.

Surrounded by a bunch of rocks? Train a couple of diggers and miners to identify them and transform them into mines. Use the minerals you to build what you need, sell the surplus off to the caravan that comes around every now and again, and buy weapons and tools to develop your first important units and structures. If you find yourself with plenty of crops nearby like wheat and flax, training a farmer to build a farm or plantation on them is a good idea.

Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

about X hours ago from
Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

Last year, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Joysticks. With him having recently received the award when we sat down to talk to him about From Software and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, we decided to ask him what he thinks are keys to living a life worthy of such an award. His answer was inspiring. Sort of?

“I’m not in a position to tell people how to lead their lives,” he told us. “They’ve got to do what’s best for them personally. I’ve worked in the games industry just over ten years, and I’ve just enjoyed making these games. When I’m asked ‘What especially has been good about that or what do I put value in there’, then there’s nothing particular to say. It’s just the fact that whether or not they succeed.”

He also says that his work makes it hard to give his fans inspiring advice. “I just want to say, “let’s all just love one another and make world peace,” he says. “But it’s not as easy as that especially when he’s making games like Dark Souls and Sekiro. But as long as I’ve contributed something that’s had an impact on someone’s life that’s enough for me.”

10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

about X hours ago from
10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

At The Gates, the new game from the designer of Civilization V, is out today and it’s a great little strategy title. It can also be rather brutal, especially the opening hours, given that there is no real tutorial to speak of outside of a massive help menu or the occasional tip. To help with that onboarding process, here are 10 tips of our own to help you power through the learning curve and begin your quest to take on Rome.

If you want to take over Rome eventually with a huge army, great, but you need to focus on survival at first. Create an explorer as well as someone capable of harvesting whatever food source is around you (so a hunter, a reaper, or a gatherer). These roles are critical for surviving your first winter.

Surrounded by a bunch of rocks? Train a couple of diggers and miners to identify them and transform them into mines. Use the minerals you to build what you need, sell the surplus off to the caravan that comes around every now and again, and buy weapons and tools to develop your first important units and structures. If you find yourself with plenty of crops nearby like wheat and flax, training a farmer to build a farm or plantation on them is a good idea.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

If your name is Count Dooku, you probably tell everyone "Please call me Darth Tyranus." Despite having a name that made most theatergoers rub their ears and question if they heard it correctly, Count Dooku was pretty damn cool. He was played by the great Christopher Lee, was Yoda's padawan, and played a significant role in Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side. In addition to being a prominent figure in the prequel movies, he shined in The Clone Wars animated series. As of tomorrow, Dooku will be available as a playable hero in Star Wars Battlefront II. This update also introduces Geonosis as a location for Heroes vs. Villains, Blast, and custom avenues of play. Dooku wears his iconic brown cape, but can also be customized to wear his "Dark Ritual" attire that appeared in a Clone Wars: Lost Missions episode. That outfit arrives on January 30.