The Powers In Prey Are Out Of This World

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The Powers In Prey Are Out Of This World

Much like Dishonored, Prey is a shooter that equips players with an array of otherworldly powers. That's good, because the space station Talos I is teeming with dangerous aliens that are ready to turn you into another husk of space debris. Arkane's awesome arsenal of abilities opens up a variety of ways to approach each combat encounter and environmental challenge. Here's a quick breakdown of some of the out-of-this-world powers at your disposal in Prey, as well as a couple of the unique man-made weapons.

PowersAll of the aliens in Prey possess their own unique abilities. As you encounter new aliens, you can analyze their genes and alter your own DNA to give yourself their incredible powers. Players are able to upgrade their abilities through a tool called the Neuromod – a device that uses light to scan and measure the brain before making changes to it.

The Powers In Prey Are Out Of This World

about X hours ago from
The Powers In Prey Are Out Of This World

Much like Dishonored, Prey is a shooter that equips players with an array of otherworldly powers. That's good, because the space station Talos I is teeming with dangerous aliens that are ready to turn you into another husk of space debris. Arkane's awesome arsenal of abilities opens up a variety of ways to approach each combat encounter and environmental challenge. Here's a quick breakdown of some of the out-of-this-world powers at your disposal in Prey, as well as a couple of the unique man-made weapons.

PowersAll of the aliens in Prey possess their own unique abilities. As you encounter new aliens, you can analyze their genes and alter your own DNA to give yourself their incredible powers. Players are able to upgrade their abilities through a tool called the Neuromod – a device that uses light to scan and measure the brain before making changes to it.

Should You Unwrap Destiny’s Holiday Event, The Dawning?

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Should You Unwrap Destiny’s Holiday Event, The Dawning?

Even devoted Destiny players have been struggling to find reasons to log in and play in the past several weeks. The lackluster Festival of the Lost event this year was painfully focused on microtransactions and alienated many players, myself included. And while I personally enjoyed Rise of Iron’s core content, I exhausted its activities in a few weeks and was left with little to do. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; it’s fine to have an ongoing game you enjoy playing for stretches before stepping away for a while to enjoy other games. At the same time, for those of us who really enjoy inhabiting Bungie’s futuristic universe, we’re always eager for something new to sink our teeth into.

Enter The Dawning, Destiny’s winter event, and the chance for Bungie to draw players back in for the holidays after many have already stepped away. The new content is available without an additional upfront cost for players who own Rise of Iron, and the event runs through January 3. So is it worth setting aside some of this season’s other great games to dive back in to the life of a Guardian?

Should You Unwrap Destiny’s Holiday Event, The Dawning?

about X hours ago from
Should You Unwrap Destiny’s Holiday Event, The Dawning?

Even devoted Destiny players have been struggling to find reasons to log in and play in the past several weeks. The lackluster Festival of the Lost event this year was painfully focused on microtransactions and alienated many players, myself included. And while I personally enjoyed Rise of Iron’s core content, I exhausted its activities in a few weeks and was left with little to do. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; it’s fine to have an ongoing game you enjoy playing for stretches before stepping away for a while to enjoy other games. At the same time, for those of us who really enjoy inhabiting Bungie’s futuristic universe, we’re always eager for something new to sink our teeth into.

Enter The Dawning, Destiny’s winter event, and the chance for Bungie to draw players back in for the holidays after many have already stepped away. The new content is available without an additional upfront cost for players who own Rise of Iron, and the event runs through January 3. So is it worth setting aside some of this season’s other great games to dive back in to the life of a Guardian?

Test Chamber – The Highs And Lows Of Super Mario Run

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Test Chamber – The Highs And Lows Of Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run is out on iOS today, and it marks Nintendo's first true smartphone game. Does it separate itself from the crowded mobile game app market?

Jeff Cork, Suriel Vazquez, and I take a look at the game playing some of the later levels, using some of the alternative characters, and marveling at my very own astounding Mushroom Kingdom, fully customized by yours truly.

For our review of Super Mario Run, head here.

Test Chamber – The Highs And Lows Of Super Mario Run

about X hours ago from
Test Chamber – The Highs And Lows Of Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run is out on iOS today, and it marks Nintendo's first true smartphone game. Does it separate itself from the crowded mobile game app market?

Jeff Cork, Suriel Vazquez, and I take a look at the game playing some of the later levels, using some of the alternative characters, and marveling at my very own astounding Mushroom Kingdom, fully customized by yours truly.

For our review of Super Mario Run, head here.

Niantic Is Blowing It With Pokémon Go

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Niantic Is Blowing It With Pokémon Go

The Internet is partially to blame for Monday's disappointing Pokémon Go update. Data miners got the hype train rolling with tantalizing tidbits from the game's APK file which suggested huge additions were on the way, including 100 new Pokémon and a handful of other notable features. These miners have a successful track record with the game, revealing almost every change made well in advance of Niantic rolling them out.

By now, most people on the Internet know rumors and hacked data should be taken with a grain of salt. I was in the "I'll believe it when I see it" camp until Niantic poured gasoline onto the rumor fire. On December 7, Niantic issued a cryptic tease, saying it will share "details about the first addition of more Pokémon" on December 12. After seeing this tease, and the boldness it projected, I thought the rumors had to be true; 100 new Pokémon were on the way.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (December 15, 2016)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (December 15, 2016)

Another week, another Blog Herding – and a bunch of great blogs to read!

Community Blogs For December 8 – December 14:

UPDATE What I'd Want from a GameInformer App When GI launched an app, Cru Hunter was a happy reader. Since October, the Blog Herding member has been using it to read gaming articles. The app review has some great suggestions on how to improve the experience, with an in-depth look at how it fares for those considering the download. Me? I'm still reading the magazine and site.