Check Out Some Exclusive Preview Cards From The Elder Scrolls Legends: Houses Of Morrowind

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Check Out Some Exclusive Preview Cards From The Elder Scrolls Legends: Houses Of Morrowind

The next story expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends lands on March 29, and we have two new preview cards to share. The 149 card expansion taps into the Great Houses and other memorable aspects from Morrowind Of particular interest, this expansion brings 3 attribute cards to the game (previously limited to 2). Let's check out the cards!

Ghostgate Defender is a bread-and-butter selection that easily fits into decks looking for versatile options. Sometimes you just need an early game blocker to stave off incoming swarms or aggressive decks.

However, unlike other similar cards that may lose value as the game goes on and the stakes grow larger, Ghostgate Defender can be played with its Exalt mechanic for an additional, possibly significant ability. While it may not create bold new deck archetypes, it's a solid option that can be useful in a variety of situations.

We Debate Which Is Better: PUBG Or Fortnite?

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We Debate Which Is Better: PUBG Or Fortnite?

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite are not the first battle royale titles, but both have propelled into sky-high popularity within the past year. While each game is acclaimed, Jon Bowman (team Fortnite) and Robbie Key (team PUBG) pull out all stops to convince each other which game is superior. Will one be swayed, or will they stay set in their ways?

Robbie – Before we discuss why PUBG is better than Fortnite, we need to make one thing crystal clear: they are quite similar to one another and are both great.

Jon – Only with the crystal clear disclaimer part. If you've played only one of these two before jumping into the other, you'll pick up the basics with relative ease. You always start by picking a location on the map, jumping out of some airborne vehicle, scrounging for weaponry, then sticking to the circled map areas as you mow down opponents. You can play both of these games solo, but each are at its finest when you're in a group to  call out enemies, coordinate attacks, and share resources.

The Mythology Of Kratos: God Of War's Story Thus Far

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The Mythology Of Kratos: God Of War's Story Thus Far

This April, the God of War series will return after five years of silence. Kratos desolated the Greek pantheon and the world they ruled over, but he's somehow stolen away to the Norse realm to conduct a quiet life of isolation.

How did he wind up there? What trail of bodies did the Ghost of Sparta leave in his unbridled wake toward Mt. Olympus? How did his bloodied descent into revenge go from bad to unthinkable? We've gathered our scrolls and compiled a chronological synopsis of God of War to give you the full tale of Kratos' unbelievable life.

Before God of WarSpartan youth are stripped of their innocence and made into relentless warriors early on, and Kratos' origin is no different. He proves himself beyond his peers, and while his brother, Deimos, might have been his equal, he was taken away by Ares and Athena in his youth as revealed in the PSP title Ghost of Sparta. In memory of him, Kratos branded himself with red tattoos in the vein of his brother's unconventional birthmarks.

The Best Indie Games Of GDC 2018

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The Best Indie Games Of GDC 2018

Game Developers Conference features an annual convergence of some of the best minds in the video game industry, and many of them have games to show. GDC typically features a huge slate of independent games, and this year is no different. From the large GDC Play area and The Mix reception to special curated showcases hosted by Nintendo and Microsoft, there is no shortage of independent developers with exciting titles to show off.

Check out the coolest and most interesting indie games the Game Informer crew in attendance at GDC 2018 played during the conference.

Games are listed alphabetically.

An Overwatch League Player Got His Start Playing At 12 Frames Per Second

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An Overwatch League Player Got His Start Playing At 12 Frames Per Second

Boston Uprising's Mikias Yohannes began gaming competitively when he was in sixth grade. He reached the Master League in Starcraft II, falling in love with most of Blizzard's work, including World of WarCraft. In his sophomore year of high school, his family fell on tough times, and Yohannes eventually became homeless. This forced him to sleep in his father's car, shower at his school's gym, and spend a lot of his time at a church to do his homework and his own hobbies. He repeated that routine for roughly eight months.

"During that time I was really looking for an escape from the struggles I was going through," Yohannes tells me. "Video games were a huge part of that escape. I would go to any place that had internet to watch a bunch of videos of StarCraft II strategies and stuff. It would distract my brain from what was going on around me. I was able to be engaged with how the game was still being played.

RPG Grind Time – The Community Is One Of Monster Hunter World's Biggest Successes

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RPG Grind Time – The Community Is One Of Monster Hunter World's Biggest Successes

Toxicity and online games are almost inseparable these days. Something about working together always seems to bring out the worst in people. From an early age, society tries to prepare us for this challenge by giving us group projects and ways to handle our differing opinions. Still, you can’t deny the tension of a group setting, and the anonymity of the internet tempts people to be more brazen, including slinging insults and griefing. Through the years, we’ve watched this fester in MMORPGs and competitive games such as League of Legends and Overwatch, but something feels very different with the Monster Hunter community: it’s a welcoming atmosphere where players genuinely want to help others. 

Monster Hunter: World was the first game where the “gotta hunt them all” craze totally captivated me. I had tried previous entries but never found comfort with the controls and complicated mechanics. A few nights ago, the credits finally rolled for me on World. I defeated all the high-rank monsters, leaving me with the option to continue to rank up by fighting these baddies for cooler armor and bragging rights. I started as a complete noob, but worked my way to understanding the game, slowly learning new weapon strategies and monster patterns. 

Opinion – Sea Of Thieves Forgot To Include A Target Audience

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Opinion – Sea Of Thieves Forgot To Include A Target Audience

I’ve maintained an open mind about Sea of Thieves ahead of launch. On the surface, it ticks a lot of boxes for things I might enjoy. Fantasy setting, beautiful vistas, opportunities for social engagement and cooperation with other players, and leveling and progression with multiple factions. That adds up to a lot of enthusiasm from me, and I suspect a lot of other players may be thinking the same thing. 

Perhaps that enthusiasm will prove justified. Our full review (when complete) should provide a comprehensive judgment based on everything Sea of Thieves has to offer. That's not what this is. These are my initial thoughts after one day of playing, and I have to admit to significant confusion regarding who Rare is hoping to ensnare.

Game launches are hard, and it’s unfair to judge a game like Sea of Thieves for a shaky first day on the technical side. But even overlooking the half dozen times that the game’s servers dropped for me on day one, there are some more fundamental issues that seem to be far bigger problems. 

The Best Indie Games Of GDC 2018

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The Best Indie Games Of GDC 2018

Game Developers Conference features an annual convergence of some of the best minds in the video game industry, and many of them have games to show. GDC typically features a huge slate of independent games, and this year is no different. From the large GDC Play area and The Mix reception to special curated showcases hosted by Nintendo and Microsoft, there is no shortage of independent developers with exciting titles to show off.

Check out the coolest and most interesting indie games the Game Informer crew in attendance at GDC 2018 played during the conference.

Games are listed alphabetically.

New Gameplay Today – R.B.I. Baseball 18

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New Gameplay Today – R.B.I. Baseball 18

Major League Baseball returns to ballparks in just a week, but if you can't wait that long to get your fix, you can get a jump start on season in R.B.I. Baseball 18, available now on Xbox One and PlayStation, and coming in April to Switch, iOS, and Google Play. This is the fifth installment in this annualized series, and it's still looking for its home run, or a triple, or, well, even a single. This series has struggled from the outset and hasn't gotten much better in the years that followed. I scored last year's game a 2 out of 10, stating it was basically a roster update with less content than the previous year's edition.

Developer Major League Baseball Advanced Media is talking a bigger game this year. This includes redesigned stadiums, character models, and the additions of Franchise mode and home run derby. In this New Gameplay Today, we take a look at several of these features and give our early impressions of what players should expect.

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Surviving Mars, Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse, Tesla Vs. Lovecraft

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Surviving Mars, Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse, Tesla Vs. Lovecraft

Gaming's digital marketplaces are flush with new science-fiction experiences this week. If you're in the market for a twin-stick shooter that pits heavily armed mechs against angry llamas that explode into bloody smears, there's finally a game out there for you – and this will likely be the only one you will ever see. Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse is developed by RogueCode, and is readily available on Xbox One X and Steam.

I vested about three hours into this odd, yet mildly humorous take on the end of days, and had a good time with it. The premise is that a greedy corporation called Llamazon has gained too much power, and some of its workers have splintered off to form a rebellion named the Llaminati. They're sending a legion of llamas to take down Llamazon, starting in Santa Llama City. Yes, Llama is used as much as possible, and the puns are usually pretty good.

You are tasked to curb the Llaminati's uprising, which is pouring out onto the city streets. Thankfully, you're doing it from the fortified position of a mech that looks a little bit like ED-209 from Robocop. This powerful vehicle can wield two weapons which you can switch mid-mission when new weapons drop alongside the ability to dart forward and leap high into the air. When the lands, any llamas under it are squished. I think I dropped onto 15 at once.