The New Wasteland: What To Expect From Fallout 76

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The New Wasteland: What To Expect From Fallout 76

Many of us view Fallout’s irradiated wastelands as a home, a familiar place of comfort we’ve spent hundreds of hours exploring, conquering, and rebuilding. In Fallout 76, when we emerge from the vault on Reclamation Day, that feeling of returning to something well traveled will be replaced with the anxiety and uncertainty of something new. In that moment where you bask in the sunlight for the first time, you may see an entity that completely upends what you’ve come to expect from these games – another human player. This person may greet you with open arms and the intent of helping you find your footing in West Virginia’s dangerous rolling hills, or this person could be a double-crossing snake lying in wait, looking for the right moment to sink their teeth into you.

The introduction of multiplayer into Fallout makes a nuclear explosion seem like the least of your worries. Thanks to a decade’s worth of exploration in these games, we know how to shield ourselves from ionizing radiation. What we don’t know is how to handle human contact, which may end up being the most unpredictable and hazardous element ever integrated into a Fallout game.

195 Rapid-Fire Questions About Call Of Duty's Blackout

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195 Rapid-Fire Questions About Call Of Duty's Blackout

With our new cover story on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, we're explaining everything you want to know about the series' battle royale debut with Blackout. While visiting Treyarch to play the new mode (which we'll share our impressions of on The GI Show) we also sat down with the studio's design director David Vonderhaar to ask as many questions as possible about Blackout and Black Ops 4 overall. Watch the video at the top of this story to learn a mountain of new information. We hope you enjoy the video!

Click on the banner below to enter our constantly-updating hub of exclusive content on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

195 Rapid-Fire Questions About Call Of Duty's Blackout

about X hours ago from
195 Rapid-Fire Questions About Call Of Duty's Blackout

With our new cover story on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, we're explaining everything you want to know about the series' battle royale debut with Blackout. While visiting Treyarch to play the new mode (which we'll share our impressions of on The GI Show) we also sat down with the studio's design director David Vonderhaar to ask as many questions as possible about Blackout and Black Ops 4 overall. Watch the video at the top of this story to learn a mountain of new information. We hope you enjoy the video!

Click on the banner below to enter our constantly-updating hub of exclusive content on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Watch 7 Minutes Of Web-Swinging Gameplay From Spider-Man

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Watch 7 Minutes Of Web-Swinging Gameplay From Spider-Man

Spider-Man is out on Friday, and it is a good video game that we like. One of its best elements is the web-swinging gameplay. Moving through the city just feels good. So good, in fact, that there is a chance you may never take advantage of the fast-travel system. In order to show off that facet of the game, we decided to put together a video that focuses on just that. With a video free of spoilers and our voices, you can just sit back, relax, and watch Spider-Man do his thing.

If you do want to watch a video where we share our thoughts on the game while we play it, that's an option, too. You can also find our review of Spider-Man right here.

October Cover Revealed - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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October Cover Revealed - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

We set out to Treyarch headquarters to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode, Blackout. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't have a campaign, but it's still launching with a three-pronged content assault with traditional multiplayer, multiple zombie modes, and the Blackout experience. With the genre taking the industry by storm, how would Call of Duty's polished shooting, zombies, and maps play out? We battled A.I. zombies for loot, piloted helicopters, and stockpiled gear on the back of a cargo truck, all while trying to survive to the final action-packed circle.

Our October issue is packed with every detail on the Blackout experience from over two hours of wild gameplay, including how perks and weapons are handled, character progression, vehicle elements, map locations and mechanics,  and much much more. 

Above: Get a taste of the month of exclusive content coming to gameinformer.com/blackops4 in this video.

Watch 7 Minutes Of Web-Swinging Gameplay From Spider-Man

about X hours ago from
Watch 7 Minutes Of Web-Swinging Gameplay From Spider-Man

Spider-Man is out on Friday, and it is a good video game that we like. One of its best elements is the web-swinging gameplay. Moving through the city just feels good. So good, in fact, that there is a chance you may never take advantage of the fast-travel system. In order to show off that facet of the game, we decided to put together a video that focuses on just that. With a video free of spoilers and our voices, you can just sit back, relax, and watch Spider-Man do his thing.

If you do want to watch a video where we share our thoughts on the game while we play it, that's an option, too. You can also find our review of Spider-Man right here.

October Cover Revealed - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

about X hours ago from
October Cover Revealed - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

We set out to Treyarch headquarters to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode, Blackout. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't have a campaign, but it's still launching with a three-pronged content assault with traditional multiplayer, multiple zombie modes, and the Blackout experience. With the genre taking the industry by storm, how would Call of Duty's polished shooting, zombies, and maps play out? We battled A.I. zombies for loot, piloted helicopters, and stockpiled gear on the back of a cargo truck, all while trying to survive to the final action-packed circle.

Our October issue is packed with every detail on the Blackout experience from over two hours of wild gameplay, including how perks and weapons are handled, character progression, vehicle elements, map locations and mechanics,  and much much more. 

Starting this week, we'll have exclusive online content on Blackout and Black Ops 4 to support the cover story, including features, interviews, and more. Look for content to hit hard and fast this week in anticipation of the upcoming Blackout beta.

10 Guaranteed Spoiler-Free Screenshots From Our Time With Spider-Man

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10 Guaranteed Spoiler-Free Screenshots From Our Time With Spider-Man

There is a lot to say about Spider-Man, but unfortunately, ahead of release, talking about those things would lead to far too many spoilers and I know you don't want to read those. But I bet you want to read something about Spider-Man before you actually get your hands on it. To help you with that, I have put together a collection of screenshots I took while playing, but have been very careful to avoid any and all spoilers, so feel free to look at these images guilt-free.

If you were to flip this around, there might be something really important in the frame. Or Spider-Man could just be doing some frame-shopping. You won't know until the game comes out!

This is a big one that I was hesitant to include, but this world does in fact contain furniture.

10 Guaranteed Spoiler-Free Screenshots From Our Time With Spider-Man

about X hours ago from
10 Guaranteed Spoiler-Free Screenshots From Our Time With Spider-Man

There is a lot to say about Spider-Man, but unfortunately, ahead of release, talking about those things would lead to far too many spoilers and I know you don't want to read those. But I bet you want to read something about Spider-Man before you actually get your hands on it. To help you with that, I have put together a collection of screenshots I took while playing, but have been very careful to avoid any and all spoilers, so feel free to look at these images guilt-free.

If you were to flip this around, there might be something really important in the frame. Or Spider-Man could just be doing some frame-shopping. You won't know until the game comes out!

This is a big one that I was hesitant to include, but this world does in fact contain furniture.

Eight Tips To Set You Forth On Your Dragon Quest XI Adventure

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Eight Tips To Set You Forth On Your Dragon Quest XI Adventure

The launch of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is just around the corner, and awaiting you is a meaty adventure with plenty to do around every corner. After I spent over 100 hours with the game, I’m here to share my knowledge so you can put your best foot forward. Whether you’re a longtime fan or newcomer, here are some tips that will help prepare you for the journey ahead. 

The game starts off fairly easy, so you won’t see the impact of grinding until later in the game, but it’s good to get in the habit of doing a few extra battles here and there. Using the dash ability to get around enemies and to your next locale is tempting, but make sure you take time to fight monsters of every type. Enemies can drop essential ingredients for crafting, and keeping your level up will help you in the long run, especially in terms of unlocking powerful skills.  

That being said, there will be times where you’ll have to be conservative in dungeons with how many baddies you battle, so don’t overdo it to the point where you drain all your MP. For those wondering when it’s a good time to take in a few extra battles, I recommend whenever you see a campfire and using that to your advantage since you can save and heal your party for free.