The Sports Desk – Early Impressions Of MLB The Show 18

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The Sports Desk – Early Impressions Of MLB The Show 18

MLB The Show 18 comes out tomorrow on PS4, but it's been playable since Friday of last week if you pre-ordered the title. Reiner is currently reviewing the game, and that will be on the site as soon as he's done. In the meantime, I chatted with him to get his first impressions.

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Kato: So another year for MLB, and ... more online problems. As of this afternoon, people are losing their progress after they finish games, purchases are being lost – it's another mess!

Sick Stunts In Sea Of Thieves

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Sick Stunts In Sea Of Thieves

Sea of Thieves released last week and while it lacks an enticing progression loop, it is a great playground to pull off some sick-ass stunts.

Join Ben Reeves, Suriel Vazquez, Ben Hanson, and me as we fire ourselves out of cannons, attempt impossible jumps, ring the bell to let everyone know we're getting ready to climb, and frankly, grow closer as friends as we pull off sea-sick stunts on the high seas.

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30 Far Cry 5 Tips That Will Help You Take Back Hope County

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30 Far Cry 5 Tips That Will Help You Take Back Hope County

The latest entry in Ubisoft's sandbox shooter series is here and pits you in the American homeland, fighting against cultists with a serious doomsday crush. While the formula for Far Cry is pretty established at this point, some new systems and quirks can throw you off even if you are a fan of the series.

I spent more than 30 hours taking the fight to Eden's Gate for the heart of the valley and have come back with well-earned tricks that will give you a leg up in this war.

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Splatoon's Burning Questions Finally Answered

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Splatoon's Burning Questions Finally Answered

Over the past few years, Nintendo has seen the Splatoon series skyrocket in popularity. As part of that rise to prominence, the fan community has scoured the game's lore for any hints to the mysteries of Splatoon's post-apocalyptic world. I sat down with producer Hisashi Nogami to finally get the answers the fans deserve.

For more with Nogami, check out this interview where he talks about the Octo Expansion, Biggie and Tupac, and the inklings appearing in Super Smash Bros.

The upcoming Octo Expansion takes place in a subway system. What prevents the subway from being flooded when there's so much water everywhere?

Splatoon Producer Talks Octo Expansion, Biggie And Tupac References, And Super Smash Bros.

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Splatoon Producer Talks Octo Expansion, Biggie And Tupac References, And Super Smash Bros.

Splatoon was perhaps the biggest surprise hit on Wii U. In the time since its release in 2015, the colorful, family-friendly shooter has exploded in popularity and spawned a sequel on Nintendo's wildly popular new console, Switch. Just like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 has benefited from numerous free multiplayer updates. However, earlier this month, it was announced that Splatoon 2 is receiving a large single-player expansion this coming summer. The Octo Expansion is the first piece of paid DLC in the series' history.

I caught up with the producer of Splatoon and Splatoon 2 Hisashi Nogami to chat about what fans can expect from the Octo Expansion, as well as topics like the language of the inklings and the internet's speculation of the developer's referencing Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur in the reveal trailer for the Octo Expansion.

Why did you decide to create a new single-player campaign through DLC?

25 Wacky Things You Can Do In Far Cry 5

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25 Wacky Things You Can Do In Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 has branded itself as a brooding game, one that tackles the intersection between religion and American violence. In spite of that pitch, the game itself is more wacky than you'd probably expect. We got up to a lot of shenanigans running around Hope County. Here's some of the craziest stuff we saw and did.

Note: We won't be spoiling any major story beats from Far Cry 5 in this list but be aware we are talking about side mission content.

1. You can set a bear on fire and send them running into an outpost, mauling and lighting up any of your foes that get in its way.

Construct Your Coasters On The Go With RollerCoaster Tycoon For Switch

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Construct Your Coasters On The Go With RollerCoaster Tycoon For Switch

When you hear that a franchise is bringing a mobile version of a game to either PCs or consoles, it can be disheartening. That was certainly the case for me when they announced RollerCoaster Tycoon was coming to Switch, but it was adapted from the mobile edition. However, after seeing the game in action, I feel a bit more confident about what developer Nvizzio Creations is doing with the Switch version.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Switch lets you jump into the action with three different modes: Campaign, Scenarios, and Sandbox. Campaign gives you very little money with the goal of building up to a theme-park juggernaut. Scenarios often put you in the middle of difficult situations with an existing park and require you to dig yourself out of the mess. Sandbox lets you jump in and create with few limitations. In these modes, you can customize your rides, coasters, attractions, and shops with over 50 colors.

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.

Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 4

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 4

At the end of our Replay Civil War, it all came down to you to choose the next Super Replay! Our Overblood Facebook group ended up choosing two games through a tie: Killer7 and Godhand.

You chose well. Killer7 is my favorite game of all time, for reasons I will fully elaborate on in the near future. The short version, however, it's that it's the closest video games have gotten to being a David Lynch film. It benefits from being played alone in near silence, so you can fully process its wild, surreal moments, cool characters, and ambiguous plot.

In fitting with its themes, we decided to take Killer7 very seriously, as Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Leo Vader, and I focus only an the artistry of Killer7 and never talk about anything else and make absolutely zero jokes. Enjoy!

Replay 300 – Batman: Arkham Asylum

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Replay 300 – Batman: Arkham Asylum

Game Informer's editor-in-chief, Andy McNamara, joins us again for a look back at another historical release that is featured on Game Informer's Top 300 Games of All Time list. Batman: Arkham Asylum was a breakthrough for licensed video games, as it dig just to the Batman license and wasn't another movie or television show tie-in. We explore the opening moments of the game, but thoroughly discuss the game, the Arkham series, and Batman lore in the process.

This is a shorter episode than usual, but we had to finish a magazine, and had to rush out of the studio to get it to the presses. Thanks again for the support over the years. Next year brings our final Replay 300 episode. After that, it's back to looking at terrible games.

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