See How Nintendo Is Embracing The Weird In Super Mario Odyssey

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See How Nintendo Is Embracing The Weird In Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is a little more than a month away, but we still have many questions as to where this journey will take us. In its most recent Nintendo Direct, the company gave us even more locales we can expect to explore when the game launches.

I recently got my hands on the game in order to play through a few never-before-played Kingdoms. Check out our video below to see a sampling of what I played of Luncheon Kingdom and Seaside Kingdom.

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Secrets Of The Nine – The Mystery Of Destiny 2’s Trials Weapons

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Secrets Of The Nine – The Mystery Of Destiny 2’s Trials Weapons

As far back as the first weeks of Destiny’s launch in 2014, a seed was planted regarding a mysterious organization, group, or individual called the Nine. On a weekly basis, the Nine sent their agent, named Xûr, to offer exotic gear and other loot to enterprising Guardians, in exchange for a strange currency of coins. Xûr is back in the new game, now accepting a different currency, but still shelling out exotic weapons and armor. 

We also had a few Grimoire cards from Destiny that hinted at the importance of the Nine, most importantly a set of entries that guessed at the Nine’s identities. Guesses ranged widely, including deep-orbit warmind A.I.s, the firstborn of the Awoken, aspects of The Darkness broken by the Traveler, lost Guardian Ghosts who traveled off into deep space beyond our solar system's heliopause, and even a viral language of pure meaning. Independent of that card, Destiny’s players commonly circulated a theory that the Nine were the final remnants of an ancient race of space dragons called the Ahamkara, gathering Strange Coins for their hordes. In a dialogue occasionally heard from Xûr, he states that he "cannot explain what the Nine are. They are very large."

Xûr, as he appeared in the first Destiny game

How To Solve Metroid: Samus Returns' Peskiest Puzzle

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How To Solve Metroid: Samus Returns' Peskiest Puzzle

Metroid: Samus Returns is full of much-needed upgrades, but not all of them are easy to collect. We show you how to overcome the game's red spiked wall puzzles, which will help you 100 percent the game.

Join Kyle Hilliard and Ben Reeves as we examine the double red spiked wall puzzles and show you how to overcome that particular environment hazard. It's one of the fewpuzzles in the game whose solution isn't spelled out with color coded doors or destructible wall sections. Fair warning, this video contains spoilers for Metroid: Samus Returns' late-game content. If you don't want to see what Samus Returns' late-game looks like, turn away now!

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Divinity: Original Sin II Spoiler-Free Survival Guide

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Divinity: Original Sin II Spoiler-Free Survival Guide

Divinity: Original Sin II lets you come up with all kinds of solutions to the problems and enemies you face, whether you want to construct a ridiculous character designed to lob furniture at foes via telekinesis or simply cook up some delicious pizza in privacy. However, many of the core mechanics can be daunting to a first-time player – especially someone new to the world of PC RPGs. Here are some tips to get you started on your path to divine ascension.

Don’t feel bad about setting the difficulty to Explorer. Classic difficulty may be too much for someone digging into the complex battle interactions and systems of Divinity: Original Sin II, and the Tactician setting is overtuned from a difficulty perspective. It should be considered only for a significant challenge.

Save. Save often. You should have around 20+ different saves at any given time in addition to autosaves, and you may even wish to save multiple times in the same battle on some of the longer, multi-phase encounters.

How To Solve One Of Divinity: Original Sin 2's Most Challenging Puzzles

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How To Solve One Of Divinity: Original Sin 2's Most Challenging Puzzles

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is filled with puzzles and mysteries to uncover. Warning: Spoiler territory ahead!

One of the puzzles near the end of the game is a quest called the Path of Blood, which leads you to the crypt under the cathedral in Arx. Finding your way past the imposing statue and its judgment can be tricky, as can the puzzles that lie below. Join Daniel Tack for a few ways to overcome this mystery in this video feature!

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Jettomero, Planet Of The Eyes, Morphite, Transcripted

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Jettomero, Planet Of The Eyes, Morphite, Transcripted

Most of you are likely hunting for epic loot in Destiny 2, but if you need a break from the grind, I have two short palate cleansers that you may enjoy. The first is called Jettomero: Hero of the Universe, a game developed by Ghost Time Games about a giant, clumsy robot trying to find his place in the universe.

Jettomero lacks any form of true challenge, yet is fascinating, and ended up being an adventure I couldn't (and didn't) put down until my robot learned what he needed to about himself. The search for answers is handled quickly and through fun exploration that consists of rocketing through open space, and walking like a Kaiju on planets. You are a friendly robot, yet the people on the worlds don't know this, and lash out with their weapons. You cannot be harmed by their primitive show of force, but you cannot establish peace with them. As you clumsily walk, you'll likely destroy a building or city by accident. Why are you landing on their worlds? To defeat rival robots that are actually there to harm the inhabitants. This process is handled through simplistic quick-time button presses, which don't last more than a few seconds before the rival bot explodes.

Super Replay – Pokémon Snap Episode 5

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Super Replay – Pokémon Snap Episode 5

After the marathon that was Shenmue II, Andrew Reiner and I decided it was time to play something that didn't require quite so much long-term commitment. We wanted something that felt closer to a walk in the park, or a leisurely ride through a park, which is how we landed on Pokémon Snap. The Nintendo 64 favorite offered Pokémon fans their first look at their favorite creatures in 3D and, for our purposes, doesn't tell an elongated story about revenge.

Despite our intentions to play something a little less intense, we still want to make sure we get a photo of every Pokémon in the game. We will also be passing the sticks in order to foster some competition. At the end of every episode we will make sure to check and see who took the best photo.

Enjoy the episodes, and leave comments! We plan on reading them out loud during the episodes just like we did with our last few two-person Super Replays.

Watch Gameplay From The Planet Of The Apes Storytelling Party Game

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Watch Gameplay From The Planet Of The Apes Storytelling Party Game

Movies so rarely get their video game tie-ins anymore, but an upcoming exception is The Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier. It's a branching-path storytelling game with the nifty addition of being able to play with multiple people on controllers or smartphones.

The game plays like something from Telltale with a few twists, including the ability for multiple players to vote on decisions, a tiebreaker system where players are given as much time as they need to debate the best course of action, and graphics that aren't terrible.

You can check out nine minutes of drama and decision-making below.

Super Replay – Pokémon Snap Episode 5

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Super Replay – Pokémon Snap Episode 5

After the marathon that was Shenmue II, Andrew Reiner and I decided it was time to play something that didn't require quite so much long-term commitment. We wanted something that felt closer to a walk in the park, or a leisurely ride through a park, which is how we landed on Pokémon Snap. The Nintendo 64 favorite offered Pokémon fans their first look at their favorite creatures in 3D and, for our purposes, doesn't tell an elongated story about revenge.

Despite our intentions to play something a little less intense, we still want to make sure we get a photo of every Pokémon in the game. We will also be passing the sticks in order to foster some competition. At the end of every episode we will make sure to check and see who took the best photo.

Enjoy the episodes, and leave comments! We plan on reading them out loud during the episodes just like we did with our last few two-person Super Replays.

We Show Off Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's Highs And Lows

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We Show Off Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's Highs And Lows

Capcom’s new fighting game takes Marvel’s biggest heroes and smashes them together with some of the developer's biggest brands. Unfortunately, the story mode isn’t as fun as we’d like, but the action makes up for a lot of the game's problems.

Watch Ben Reeves, Leo Vader, and Jeff Cork take part in some of the high-flying action below, and for a deeper dive into Marvel vs. Capcom be sure to read our full review.

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