MercurySteam Opening Up Rewards System To All Raiders Players

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MercurySteam Opening Up Rewards System To All Raiders Players

MercurySteam's sci-fi shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet may be split into five campaigns – including a prologue that players can download and play at no cost – but the game is being updated with unity in mind. Previously, if you downloaded the prologue you couldn't use your earned currency to unlock new characters, weapons, or other items. That's changing.

The update lets players unlock three new characters: Mikah, Dr. Kuzmann, and Ginebra, which were previously only playable if you purchased the Alien Myths campaign or the game's founders pack. Sniper Shae remains exclusive to that campaign, however. MercurySteam says the decision was driven in part by the desire to ensure that the game remains challenging and interesting for both players who want to experience the prologue as well as those who decide to put money into the game.

For more on Raiders of the Broken Planet, take a look at this video, which explains its unconventional 4 v 1 setup and a bit of its lore.

MercurySteam Opening Up Rewards System To All Raiders Players

about X hours ago from
MercurySteam Opening Up Rewards System To All Raiders Players

MercurySteam's sci-fi shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet may be split into five campaigns – including a prologue that players can download and play at no cost – but the game is being updated with unity in mind. Previously, if you downloaded the prologue you couldn't use your earned currency to unlock new characters, weapons, or other items. That's changing.

The update lets players unlock three new characters: Mikah, Dr. Kuzmann, and Ginebra, which were previously only playable if you purchased the Alien Myths campaign or the game's founders pack. Sniper Shae remains exclusive to that campaign, however. MercurySteam says the decision was driven in part by the desire to ensure that the game remains challenging and interesting for both players who want to experience the prologue as well as those who decide to put money into the game.

For more on Raiders of the Broken Planet, take a look at this video, which explains its unconventional 4 v 1 setup and a bit of its lore.

What's The Timer In Wolfenstein II's Menu Vault Counting Down To?

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What's The Timer In Wolfenstein II's Menu Vault Counting Down To?

When you start up Wolfenstein II and reach the main menu, you're greeted with your standard plethora of options. New Game. Redeem Content. Options. But then there's something else: an option that reads "Vault Unlock" with a timer ticking down until November 7th:

We reached out to Bethesda and asked if the timer was ticking down until the release of the first DLC. The publisher confirmed this to be the case but also added: "There are a few extra surprises behind the vault door when the timer reaches 0." What that means is currently up in the air but it does suggest that something else might be coming alongside the first of the DLC episodes, The Freedom Chronicles.

What do you think, if anything else, is behind the vault, reader?

What's The Timer In Wolfenstein II's Menu Vault Counting Down To?

about X hours ago from
What's The Timer In Wolfenstein II's Menu Vault Counting Down To?

When you start up Wolfenstein II and reach the main menu, you're greeted with your standard plethora of options. New Game. Redeem Content. Options. But then there's something else: an option that reads "Vault Unlock" with a timer ticking down until November 7th:

We reached out to Bethesda and asked if the timer was ticking down until the release of the first DLC. The publisher confirmed this to be the case but also added: "There are a few extra surprises behind the vault door when the timer reaches 0." What that means is currently up in the air but it does suggest that something else might be coming alongside the first of the DLC episodes, The Freedom Chronicles.

What do you think, if anything else, is behind the vault, reader?

Splatoonies Can Head Back To Blackbelly Skatepark Tomorrow

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 Splatoonies Can Head Back To Blackbelly Skatepark Tomorrow

Whatever Splatoon 2 fans actually call themselves, they can expect to return to a favorite multiplayer map starting tomorrow.

Nintendo Europe announced the return of Blackbelly Skatepark on Twitter today, making it the latest free DLC drop for Nintendo's family friendly shooter. The multiplayer map features a host of ramps and halfpipes of varying heights, and has received some minor tweaks compared to its layout in the original Splatoon. Tomorrow should also mark the release of another free DLC weapon to the game, but Nintendo hasn't given any hints as to what it may be. Here's a shot of the full map, courtesy of Nintendo.

[Source: Nintendo of Europe]

Splatoonies Can Head Back To Blackbelly Skatepark Tomorrow

about X hours ago from
 Splatoonies Can Head Back To Blackbelly Skatepark Tomorrow

Whatever Splatoon 2 fans actually call themselves, they can expect to return to a favorite multiplayer map starting tomorrow.

Nintendo Europe announced the return of Blackbelly Skatepark on Twitter today, making it the latest free DLC drop for Nintendo's family friendly shooter. The multiplayer map features a host of ramps and halfpipes of varying heights, and has received some minor tweaks compared to its layout in the original Splatoon. Tomorrow should also mark the release of another free DLC weapon to the game, but Nintendo hasn't given any hints as to what it may be. Here's a shot of the full map, courtesy of Nintendo.

[Source: Nintendo of Europe]

The Resident Evil TV Series Is Dead, But You Can Watch The Proof Of Concept Now

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 The Resident Evil TV Series Is Dead, But You Can Watch The Proof Of Concept Now

A few years ago, Mance Media and independent filmmaker Shawn Lebert announced they were working on Arklay, a television drama based in the Resident Evil universe. Arklay centered on detective James Reinhardt, who was tasked with investigating a series of homicides in Raccoon City, which involved a certain virus that gamers are all too familiar with. Arklay was supposed to release in 2015, but went dark shortly after the announcement, leading many gamers to assume the worst.

Turns out those assumptions were indeed correct, but there's something of a silver lining. While the media company ended up passing on Arklay, Lebert has now released the proof-of-concept short film. Despite any direct references to Resident Evil having been removed from the video, it still gives RE fans an idea of what the series could've been, while providing closure to the project.

Watch the video below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

The Resident Evil TV Series Is Dead, But You Can Watch The Proof Of Concept Now

about X hours ago from
 The Resident Evil TV Series Is Dead, But You Can Watch The Proof Of Concept Now

A few years ago, Mance Media and independent filmmaker Shawn Lebert announced they were working on Arklay, a television drama based in the Resident Evil universe. Arklay centered on detective James Reinhardt, who was tasked with investigating a series of homicides in Raccoon City, which involved a certain virus that gamers are all too familiar with. Arklay was supposed to release in 2015, but went dark shortly after the announcement, leading many gamers to assume the worst.

Turns out those assumptions were indeed correct, but there's something of a silver lining. While the media company ended up passing on Arklay, Lebert has now released the proof-of-concept short film. Despite any direct references to Resident Evil having been removed from the video, it still gives RE fans an idea of what the series could've been, while providing closure to the project.

Watch the video below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

Trion Worlds Brings The Halloween Spirit To Trove, Rift, and More

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Trion Worlds Brings The Halloween Spirit To Trove, Rift, and More

With Halloween just around the corner, Trion Worlds, the developer behind MMOs like Rift and Trove, is bringing tricks and treats to their virtual worlds. 

Trove, Rift, ArcheAge, Atlas Reactor, and Devilian are all getting the Halloween treatment with new events and gear themed around the spooky holiday season. 

Shadow's Eve comes to the voxel sandbox MMO Trove until November 7, the annual Autumn Harvest arrives in Rift's MMO landscape today, and ArcheAge's Hallowtide Festival brings players together for some Halloween fun from October 24 to November 7. Also, the turn-based PvP game Atlas Reactor and action-based MMO Devilian get in on the fun with their own Halloween-themed goodies. Players can participate in all these spooky seasonal events in order to play new events and earn unique mounts, masks, and loot crates.