Check Out Transformer's TCG War for Cybertron Siege Sergeant Skywarp

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Check Out Transformer's TCG War for Cybertron Siege Sergeant Skywarp

War for Cybertron Siege for the Transformers TCG hits later next month, and we've got an exclusive preview of one of the new cards to share, featuring some new mechanics. Similar to traps or hidden abilities in other card games, "secret actions" allow you to flip and surprise your opponent with a variety of effects. Let's check out Sergeant Skywarp!

Transformers Trading Card Game lead designer Ken Nagle gives us some tips on getting the most out of secret actions and the new card below:

Sergeant Skywarp is a master of Secret Action, a new kind of battle card in War for Cyberton: Siege. Since secret actions are played face down, your opponent won't know what that secret action does. Since most Secret Actions trigger on the opponent's turn, your opponent must step lightly or risk setting off the secret.

Check Out Transformer's TCG War for Cybertron Siege Sergeant Skywarp

about X hours ago from
Check Out Transformer's TCG War for Cybertron Siege Sergeant Skywarp

War for Cybertron Siege for the Transformers TCG hits later next month, and we've got an exclusive preview of one of the new cards to share, featuring some new mechanics. Similar to traps or hidden abilities in other card games, "secret actions" allow you to flip and surprise your opponent with a variety of effects. Let's check out Sergeant Skywarp!

Transformers Trading Card Game lead designer Ken Nagle gives us some tips on getting the most out of secret actions and the new card below:

Sergeant Skywarp is a master of Secret Action, a new kind of battle card in War for Cyberton: Siege. Since secret actions are played face down, your opponent won't know what that secret action does. Since most Secret Actions trigger on the opponent's turn, your opponent must step lightly or risk setting off the secret.

Exclusive Hands-On Impressions Of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

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Exclusive Hands-On Impressions Of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Marvel Ultimate Alliance fans have been begging for a new entry in the comic-themed action/RPG series for over a decade now. In a few months, those fans will finally get their hands on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. However, the game industry has grown a great deal in the last 10 years, which leaves us with a few questions. Will The Black Order scratch that inch fans have had for years? Does the Marvel Ultimate Alliance formula need to evolve? Can it do both?

We’re ready to answer many of those questions. During our recent cover story trip to Nintendo’s headquarters, we spent several hours with the game. Then Game Informer editors Matt Miller and Ben Reeves sat down to talk about their impressions.

Reeves: To start, maybe I should share my enthusiasm for the series. I’ve been a comic-book reader for for nearly as long as I’ve been a gamer, so I was in the bag for these games the second they were announced. I’ve been a fan of this series since the original X-Men Legends games; I played them all, and loved gathering my friends around the couch for all-night superhero battles. I know you’re a big comic guy too, and I think you have a similar affection for this series, so what was your general impression walking in and playing The Black Order for the first time?

Exclusive Hands-On Impressions Of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

about X hours ago from
Exclusive Hands-On Impressions Of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Marvel Ultimate Alliance fans have been begging for a new entry in the comic-themed action/RPG series for over a decade now. In a few months, those fans will finally get their hands on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. However, the game industry has grown a great deal in the last 10 years, which leaves us with a few questions. Will The Black Order scratch that inch fans have had for years? Does the Marvel Ultimate Alliance formula need to evolve? Can it do both?

We’re ready to answer many of those questions. During our recent cover story trip to Nintendo’s headquarters, we spent several hours with the game. Then Game Informer editors Matt Miller and Ben Reeves sat down to talk about their impressions.

Reeves: To start, maybe I should share my enthusiasm for the series. I’ve been a comic-book reader for for nearly as long as I’ve been a gamer, so I was in the bag for these games the second they were announced. I’ve been a fan of this series since the original X-Men Legends games; I played them all, and loved gathering my friends around the couch for all-night superhero battles. I know you’re a big comic guy too, and I think you have a similar affection for this series, so what was your general impression walking in and playing The Black Order for the first time?

In The Valley Of Solitude

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In The Valley Of Solitude

This place is a dump.

Stepping onto my recently inherited farm, I spend a few seconds staring at the little hovel that’s supposed to be where I sleep at night. All around it, rough soil serves as home to a cluttered field of jagged stones, broken logs, and endless trees. Somehow I am supposed to turn this wasteland into a farm. Me, the witless idiot from the city.

My cat slinks around my ankles, purring loudly, reminding me in his own way that optimism is inherently more practical, even when forced. I look around at my yard of crap and sigh.

In The Valley Of Solitude

about X hours ago from
In The Valley Of Solitude

This place is a dump.

Stepping onto my recently inherited farm, I spend a few seconds staring at the little hovel that’s supposed to be where I sleep at night. All around it, rough soil serves as home to a cluttered field of jagged stones, broken logs, and endless trees. Somehow I am supposed to turn this wasteland into a farm. Me, the witless idiot from the city.

My cat slinks around my ankles, purring loudly, reminding me in his own way that optimism is inherently more practical, even when forced. I look around at my yard of crap and sigh.

Question Of The Month: What Video Game Power-up Would You Want In Real Life?

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Question Of The Month: What Video Game Power-up Would You Want In Real Life?

In issue 312, we asked readers what super power/ability from a video game character they would want in real life. Now it’s your turn to choose!

You won’t actually be endowed with the power-up, mind you – but you can talk about why you picked it in the comments below. And really, the power to elucidate your thoughts and opinions is way better than shooting lasers out of your eyes or flying or turning invisible and robbing the nearest bank – which wouldn’t work anyway, because everyone would be able to see the giant money bags floating out the door.

So yeah, share your preferred power-up in the comments below, and what you would use it for!

Question Of The Month: What Video Game Power-up Would You Want In Real Life?

about X hours ago from
Question Of The Month: What Video Game Power-up Would You Want In Real Life?

In issue 312, we asked readers what super power/ability from a video game character they would want in real life. Now it’s your turn to choose!

You won’t actually be endowed with the power-up, mind you – but you can talk about why you picked it in the comments below. And really, the power to elucidate your thoughts and opinions is way better than shooting lasers out of your eyes or flying or turning invisible and robbing the nearest bank – which wouldn’t work anyway, because everyone would be able to see the giant money bags floating out the door.

So yeah, share your preferred power-up in the comments below, and what you would use it for!

Does Sea Of Thieves’ Biggest Update Make It Worth Revisiting?

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Does Sea Of Thieves’ Biggest Update Make It Worth Revisiting?

Sea of Thieves is a unique video game for many reasons. Along with offering a unique take on a cooperative online experience, it also represents one of Microsoft’s few, first-party Xbox One games. When it released a year ago, there were enjoyable elements, like in the way it pushes you and your crew into silly experiences, like trying to dock your ship without crashing, or even just hanging out on the deck and playing instruments while you move to your next destination. Those moments were hampered, however, by a general lack of incentive to progress. Playing with your friends typically lead to strange happenings and stories, but the fiction of Sea of Thieves was shallow. Also, there just wasn’t anything particularly exciting to buy with the currency, which made the difficult task of delivering chests found on distant islands underwhelming.

Over time, new items and missions have been added to the game to help extend its life, but the one year anniversary update is easily the biggest update the game has received yet. You can now go fishing, play through a series of story missions dubbed Tall Tales, and play a competitive mode that streamlines Sea of Thieves into an exciting, truncated versus mode. For all those additions, though, Sea of Thieves still lacks a compelling reason to pursue riches, and the world can still be unforgiving in ways that hampers the fun.

Does Sea Of Thieves’ Biggest Update Make It Worth Revisiting?

about X hours ago from
Does Sea Of Thieves’ Biggest Update Make It Worth Revisiting?

Sea of Thieves is a unique video game for many reasons. Along with offering a unique take on a cooperative online experience, it also represents one of Microsoft’s few, first-party Xbox One games. When it released a year ago, there were enjoyable elements, like working as a team to try to dock your ship without crashing, or just hanging out on the deck and playing instruments while you move to your next destination. Those moments were hampered, however, by a general lack of incentive to progress. Playing with your friends typically lead to strange happenings and stories, but the fiction of Sea of Thieves was shallow. Also, there just wasn’t anything particularly exciting to buy with the currency, which made the difficult task of delivering chests found on distant islands underwhelming.

Over time, new items and missions have been added to the game to help extend its life, but the one year anniversary update is easily the biggest update the game has received yet. You can now go fishing, play through a series of story missions dubbed Tall Tales, and play a competitive mode that streamlines Sea of Thieves into an exciting, truncated versus mode. For all those additions, though, Sea of Thieves still lacks a compelling reason to pursue riches, and the world can still be unforgiving in ways that hampers the fun.