Answering Your Big Questions About Red Dead Online

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Answering Your Big Questions About Red Dead Online

The Red Dead Online beta begins today for owners of Red Dead Redemption II Ultimate Edition, with other players allowed to join at predetermined times throughout the week. You probably have several general questions about what activities are going to be available at launch. It's your lucky day, cowpoke, because we have a breakdown of some of the larger looming questions right here.

When Does Red Dead Online Take Place?

Right before the events of Red Dead Redemption II, which means you have a lot of familiar faces to run into as you explore the frontier, including Van der Linde gang members. For instance, Sadie Adler is still living her idyllic life at Adler Ranch up in the Grizzlies. 

Looking Back On Gaming’s Most Notorious Glitches

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Looking Back On Gaming’s Most Notorious Glitches

Bugs and glitches will never die. No matter how many graphical strides or technical improvements the industry makes, video games will always contain bugs. Fallout 76 is a recent exemplar of this inevitable truth, but it is far from the last. To celebrate the exploits and virtual tears that bugs have given us over the years, we’ve compiled a list of the most infamous glitches we’ve encountered over the years.

Players may remember seeking out this little L-shaped block of pixels by watching the old man in Viridian City catch a Pokémon. If they then flew to Cinnabar Island and sailed up and down the coast, they’d have a chance to encounter the mysterious MissingNo. Short for “Missing Number,” MissingNo. isn’t actually a Pokémon but a glitched sprite that appears when the game loads a Pokémon that doesn’t exist. Every encounter nets players 128 copies of the item in their sixth slot, and you can catch it. While a handful have reported that the glitch totally corrupts your save and can even render the game unplayable, most players claim MissingNo. is harmless and have been seeking out its exploitative benefits for years. The glitch “Pokémon” has become so famous that it even has its own fake Pokémon cards.

Looking Back On Gaming’s Most Notorious Glitches

about X hours ago from
Looking Back On Gaming’s Most Notorious Glitches

Bugs and glitches will never die. No matter how many graphical strides or technical improvements the industry makes, video games will always contain bugs. Fallout 76 is a recent exemplar of this inevitable truth, but it is far from the last. To celebrate the exploits and virtual tears that bugs have given us over the years, we’ve compiled a list of the most infamous glitches we’ve encountered over the years.

Players may remember seeking out this little L-shaped block of pixels by watching the old man in Viridian City catch a Pokémon. If they then flew to Cinnabar Island and sailed up and down the coast, they’d have a chance to encounter the mysterious MissingNo. Short for “Missing Number,” MissingNo. isn’t actually a Pokémon but a glitched sprite that appears when the game loads a Pokémon that doesn’t exist. Every encounter nets players 128 copies of the item in their sixth slot, and you can catch it. While a handful have reported that the glitch totally corrupts your save and can even render the game unplayable, most players claim MissingNo. is harmless and have been seeking out its exploitative benefits for years. The glitch “Pokémon” has become so famous that it even has its own fake Pokémon cards.

PlayStation Classic Review – Repeating The Past

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PlayStation Classic Review – Repeating The Past

No single company has the market cornered on nostalgia. In the last two years, Nintendo enjoyed positive fan response to its NES and SNES mini-consoles, and now Sony is tapping into a similar vein with the PlaySta tion Classic. This plug-and-play novelty console mines So ny’s history to bring gamers a fond look back at a bygone era, but is the trip down memory lane worthwhile? We spent hours with the system and its games to find the answer.

What Is It? The PlayStation Classic looks like a smaller version of the original PlayStation, which Sony released in North America in 1995. Like the similar throwback consoles from Nintendo, the PlayStation Classic comes pre-loaded with a selection of titles that helped define the system, and you can’t change or add to that library. Each of the 20 games has a dedicated virtual memory card and a single quick-access “resume point.” Two controllers (without rumble or analog sticks) are included with the unit, but the package lacks an AC adapter. While that last detail may seem like a serious oversight, the USB ports on some TVs can power the unit. If that’s not an option, the USB cord can also be plugged into common smartphone wall chargers, so the omission doesn’t detract much from the plug-and-play appeal.

PlayStation Classic Review – Repeating The Past

about X hours ago from
PlayStation Classic Review – Repeating The Past

No single company has the market cornered on nostalgia. In the last two years, Nintendo enjoyed positive fan response to its NES and SNES mini-consoles, and now Sony is tapping into a similar vein with the PlaySta tion Classic. This plug-and-play novelty console mines So ny’s history to bring gamers a fond look back at a bygone era, but is the trip down memory lane worthwhile? We spent hours with the system and its games to find the answer.

What Is It? The PlayStation Classic looks like a smaller version of the original PlayStation, which Sony released in North America in 1995. Like the similar throwback consoles from Nintendo, the PlayStation Classic comes pre-loaded with a selection of titles that helped define the system, and you can’t change or add to that library. Each of the 20 games has a dedicated virtual memory card and a single quick-access “resume point.” Two controllers (without rumble or analog sticks) are included with the unit, but the package lacks an AC adapter. While that last detail may seem like a serious oversight, the USB ports on some TVs can power the unit. If that’s not an option, the USB cord can also be plugged into common smartphone wall chargers, so the omission doesn’t detract much from the plug-and-play appeal.

Unboxing The Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

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Unboxing The Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

Darksiders III releases tomorrow (you can read our review here) and like most games these days, there is a special edition version you can buy that is more expensive and includes more stuff. Darksiders' take on the special edition, however, goes above and beyond both in size and price. The Apocalypse Edition of the game retails for $399, includes four statues, and a whole bunch of other goodies. Here is a picture of the full box with a Benjamin Reeves for scale.

Here's the opened box with the figures not yet removed.

Here's an Andrew Reiner for scale in case you need it.

Unboxing The Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

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Unboxing The Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

Darksiders III releases tomorrow (you can read our review here) and like most games these days, there is a special edition version you can buy that is more expensive and includes more stuff. Darksiders' take on the special edition, however, goes above and beyond both in size and price. The Apocalypse Edition of the game retails for $399, includes four statues, and a whole bunch of other goodies. Here is a picture of the full box with a Benjamin Reeves for scale.

Here's the opened box with the figures not yet removed.

Here's an Andrew Reiner for scale in case you need it.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Director Talks Balancing The Powerful New Tag Team Pokémon-GX Mechanic

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Pokémon Trading Card Game Director Talks Balancing The Powerful New Tag Team Pokémon-GX Mechanic

The Pokémon Trading Card game continues to grow through new expansions, but the newest mechanic delivers potentially game-changing implications. The mechanic pairs two Pokémon on a single card to deliver extremely powerful attacks. However, if your Tag Team Pokémon-GX card gets knocked out, you must surrender three prizes, offering a high-risk-high-reward mechanic.

We had the chance to chat with Atsushi Nagashima, game director of the Pokémon Trading Card game, about the new mechanic, the challenges such a powerful new convention brings, and how the team decides which Pokémon to pair up.

If this new mechanic sounds interesting to you, be sure to check out our exclusive reveal of two new Tag Team Pokémon-GX cards.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Director Talks Balancing The Powerful New Tag Team Pokémon-GX Mechanic

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Trading Card Game Director Talks Balancing The Powerful New Tag Team Pokémon-GX Mechanic

The Pokémon Trading Card game continues to grow through new expansions, but the newest mechanic delivers potentially game-changing implications. The mechanic pairs two Pokémon on a single card to deliver extremely powerful attacks. However, if your Tag Team Pokémon-GX card gets knocked out, you must surrender three prizes, offering a high-risk-high-reward mechanic.

We had the chance to chat with Atsushi Nagashima, game director of the Pokémon Trading Card game, about the new mechanic, the challenges such a powerful new convention brings, and how the team decides which Pokémon to pair up.

If this new mechanic sounds interesting to you, be sure to check out our exclusive reveal of two new Tag Team Pokémon-GX cards.

Exclusive Card Reveal: Two New Pokémon Trading Card Game Tag Team Pokémon-GX Pairings

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Exclusive Card Reveal: Two New Pokémon Trading Card Game Tag Team Pokémon-GX Pairings

As the Pokémon Trading Card Game continues to grow through multiple new expansions every year, the team behind the popular collectible-card game introduces new mechanics and elements to keep things fresh for long-time players. With the beginning of the Sun and Moon series, the Pokémon TCG team introduced the Pokémon-GX mechanic, which gave players access to extremely powerful monsters that carry a hefty two-prize penalty for being knocked out. The team has now taken that mechanic a step further with new Tag Team Pokémon-GX cards.

The new cards pair two Pokémon on the same card for increased power. However, if that Tag Team Pokémon-GX card is knocked out, it costs the player a whopping three prizes. The mechanic was announced in August with a card starring Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, but now we are able to exclusively reveal two more pairings: Eevee & Snorlax-GX and Celebi & Venusaur-GX.

You can see these cards for the first time below. Also, be sure to check out our interview with Pokémon Trading Card Game director Atsushi Nagashima about the challenges of balancing this new mechanic and how the pairings are decided.