New Gameplay Today – Rogue Aces

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New Gameplay Today – Rogue Aces

Sometimes you're in the mood for some light arcade fun, and if that desire is accompanied by a love of classic WWII-style air combat, then boy do we have the game for you. Rogue Aces comes to us courtesy of Infinite State Games. Dive into the action, and you'll be met with a procedurally generated set of missions and landscapes to fly and bomb your way through, even as you upgrade your plane, unlock new game modes, and occasionally meet a fiery end as you crash into nearby cliffs. 

Rogue Aces is out on April 12, and you can get a look at what to expect in our video below. 

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New Gameplay Today – Radical Heights

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New Gameplay Today – Radical Heights

Announced only yesterday, Radical Heights is the latest from Boss Key Productions, the studio behind Lawbreakers. Watch us take the latest game to enter the Battle Royale gauntlet for a spin.

For those familiar with games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, the core concept here will be familiar, but Radical Heights leans hard into its nostalgic eighties theme, and also has some novel mechanics that keep it interesting. You can ride bicycles around the map, jump on trampolines, and fall damage is a thing of the past. You don't even need a parachute.

Join Leo Vader, Dan Tack, and I as we play a few rounds and maybe even get first place...

New Gameplay Today – Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs - Royal Edition

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New Gameplay Today – Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs - Royal Edition

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a Kickstarter project that found success on PC, and now it is making its way to consoles.

The game follows Kay, who learns on his father's deathbed that he is actually has some royal blood in him. He decides to take that information and build a new kingdom, and the only way to do that is with lots of humorous dialogue and turn-based strategy on a grid! The Royal Edition of the game includes a new characters and an endless mode and releases April 10 for PlayStation 4, April 12 on Switch, and April 13 on Xbox One.

You can see some of the game in action below.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Breaking Down The New Solo Trailer

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Breaking Down The New Solo Trailer

I have a bad feeling about this film. Whenever a new Star Wars movie is on the verge of release, my levels of excitement rocket into the stratosphere. This isn't the case with Solo: A Star Wars Story. I want to see it, and I hope it's good, but I can't shake the feeling that it might be a mistake. I'm having problems pinpointing who it is for. Case in point: The final shot of the trailer shows Chewbacca in a life-or-death situation. The tension builds and builds and...oh come on...we know he's going to be fine. I'm also stressing Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. Will I eventually open up to someone else stepping into his boots, or will I continually be thinking "that's not him" as I watch. Sigh. This film is stressing me out.

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The trailer lightened my spirits a little. My concerns haven't diminished any after watching it, but I find myself eager to learn more about the side characters, locations, and scenarios that are teased. Below is a breakdown of the footage that was shown. I didn't spy any secrets, but there are a couple of touches that gamers and Star Wars fans alike will appreciate.

New Gameplay Today – Overwatch's Retribution Mode

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New Gameplay Today – Overwatch's Retribution Mode

Overwatch's new 4-player co-op experience goes live today and runs until April 30. Players can take to the streets and canals of Venice as the Blackwatch crew (Reaper, Moira, McCree, and Genji) to dispense some justice under the cover of darkness. The mission can be played in 4 different difficulties and there are a ton of new items to unpack in Archive loot crates. 

Join Daniel Tack, Robbie Keys, Joey Thurmond, and Leo Vader as we take a look at both story mode and all-heroes mode in this new Overwatch adventure!

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New Gameplay Today – Super Daryl Deluxe

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New Gameplay Today – Super Daryl Deluxe

High school can sometimes feel like an apocalyptic experience, but Super Daryl Deluxe takes that notion literally. In this humorous, sidescrolling RPG inspired by games like Metroid and Castlevania, you control Daryl as he navigates his high school in hopes of figuring out exactly what mysterious event put the world in this state. Join Kyle, Leo, and me as we dive into this visually striking experience.

You can see the full episode of New Gameplay Today below.

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New Gameplay Today – Extinction

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New Gameplay Today – Extinction

You enjoy Shadow of the Colossus, and you think Attack on Titan is kinda cool, but will you like Extinction? I take you through one of the game's 30-plus missions to show you just how repetitive the giant encounters are. Leo Vader and Kyle Hilliard share their thoughts on what they see, and, well, they may think differently about the experience, but they also aren't the one holding the controller. For more on this ogre toppling game for PlayStation 4 Xbox One, and PC, check out my full review.

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The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

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The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

PAX East has slowly grown in to one of the biggest shows one of the biggest gaming shows in the industry, rivaling even its progenitor PAX West in terms of attendance and notoriety. This gives indie developers the opportunity to come to the public-facing show and let players get direct hands-on with titles and even receive feedback on their games.

This year, we got to try some known and unknown indie games across the show floor and picked out some of our favorites below.

Games are listed alphabetically.

The Gadgets, Suits, And Sidequests Of Spider-Man

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The Gadgets, Suits, And Sidequests Of Spider-Man

In addition to speaking with the developers and getting hands-on time with Spider-Man, we also found out about Spider-Man’s arsenal of gadgets, his alternate suits, and what sort of activities players can do outside of the main story.

GadgetsArguably, Insomniac’s biggest franchise is the Ratchet and Clank series, which found huge success in integrating a variety of gadgets and weapons. The studio has proven its ability to create interesting gadgets many times over, and Peter Parker is an inventor who loves to create gadgets. “It’s a perfect marriage,” says creative director Bryan Intihar, while eagerly pointing out that Spider-Man will have a gadget wheel, just like the Lombax. During our time in the studio, Insomniac highlighted three gadgets Spider-Man uses in combat and confirmed they are all upgradeable.

Tripwire
This particular gadget was shown at E3, but we got a chance to play with it to see just how versatile it is. In stealth scenarios, Spider-Man can place a tripwire on a wall and when an enemy walks by it, it shoots out a web to pull the enemy toward the wall and wraps him up. In combat, you can use it as outlined, or you can attach it to an enemy so that when they walk by another enemy, the two slam together.

Making A Monster: How Telltale Brought Its Joker To Life

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Making A Monster: How Telltale Brought Its Joker To Life

Note: There are slight, general spoilers here for The Enemy Within.

When Telltale launched its take on Batman in 2016, the developer faced an uphill battle. Rocksteady's Arkham series established itself as the best Batman video game adaptation around, and players' growing frustration with Telltale's lack of meaningful choices in its games resulted in a title that received more side-eye than anything else. Despite some hefty skepticism, the first season proved to be mostly strong, with a fantastic villain and daring gambits with Batman's characters making good on Telltale's promise to introduce players to a version of Gotham they had never seen before. However, it wasn't until the recently released season two, The Enemy Within, that the series hit its stride, focusing on the relationship between Bruce Wayne and John Doe, the man destined to become The Joker.