What To Watch This Weekend: Madden 18, Halo 5, And Rainbow Six: Siege

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What To Watch This Weekend: Madden 18, Halo 5, And Rainbow Six: Siege

As tournament giants like League and Dota hold steady, we get some new seasonal blood this weekend as Madden, Halo, and Rainbow Six get major tournaments.

You can check out the last day of the Madden 18 Classic today, as the players of the game most deserving of the title of "esport" compete for a $100,000 prize pool. (Stream / Schedule)

Red Bull is having its Street Fighter V Proving Grounds tournament, in which amateur teams of regional players are pitted against each other and compete for first place in Chicago. (Stream / Schedule)

Weekend Warrior – Last Minute Gaming Before Next Week's Triple-A Release Wave

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Weekend Warrior – Last Minute Gaming Before Next Week's Triple-A Release Wave

It was a busy week here at Game Informer, but the weekend is finally close at hand.

As we enter the eleventh hour before the release of some of this season's biggest titles, the G.I. crew is hard at work getting everything ready for readers. As such, a lot of the editors were busy making last-minute touches to stories and reviews, but a few still shared their plans for the weekend.

Javy Gwaltney (@Hurdyiv): Barreling through Fire Emblem Warriors and trying to build the grandest farm of them all in Stardew Valley.

Weekend Warrior – Last Minute Gaming Before Next Week's Triple-A Release Wave

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior – Last Minute Gaming Before Next Week's Triple-A Release Wave

It was a busy week here at Game Informer, but the weekend is finally close at hand.

As we enter the eleventh hour before the release of some of this season's biggest titles, the G.I. crew is hard at work getting everything ready for readers. As such, a lot of the editors were busy making last-minute touches to stories and reviews, but a few still shared their plans for the weekend.

Javy Gwaltney (@Hurdyiv): Barreling through Fire Emblem Warriors and trying to build the grandest farm of them all in Stardew Valley.

Religion Is Different In Civilization VI Now

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Religion Is Different In Civilization VI Now

As Civilization VI developer Firaxis explained last week, the game's fall update is bringing big changes to how religion functions. Rather than just speculate on how that will affect play, you can see for yourself since the content is now live.

The update includes (but is not limited to) new Pantheons, revamped combat, new beliefs, as well as two new religious buildings and a combat unit.  The goal is make a religion-focused playthrough a more viable and enjoyable approach for players. The team has also implemented broader tweaks to the game, like general interface improvements and bug fixes.

To read more about Civ VI (in its pre-update form), check out our review.

Religion Is Different In Civilization VI Now

about X hours ago from
Religion Is Different In Civilization VI Now

As Civilization VI developer Firaxis explained last week, the game's fall update is bringing big changes to how religion functions. Rather than just speculate on how that will affect play, you can see for yourself since the content is now live.

The update includes (but is not limited to) new Pantheons, revamped combat, new beliefs, as well as two new religious buildings and a combat unit.  The goal is make a religion-focused playthrough a more viable and enjoyable approach for players. The team has also implemented broader tweaks to the game, like general interface improvements and bug fixes.

To read more about Civ VI (in its pre-update form), check out our review.

Final Fantasy XV Comrades Delayed Into November

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Final Fantasy XV Comrades Delayed Into November

The online multiplayer mode for Final Fantasy XV, which was originally supposed to launch this month, has been delayed. In a post made to Twitter by Square Enix's official Final Fantasy XV account, the company states the expansion will now release in early November to make final adjustments and create the best possible experience. No specific date has been given at this time.

Due to final adjustments & to create the best possible experience, the online expansion #FFXVComrades will now be released in early November pic.twitter.com/0DV08nRpv8

Announced this past summer, Comrades is set between chapters 13 and 14 of the main game. With their own custom made characters, players can collect meteor shards to power generators, which expand the available roster of activities, complete side quests for NPCs, and populate towns with different NPC civilians and leaders. Players can also earn experience to level up their characters, collect loot, and communicate through preset phrases and voice chat.

Final Fantasy XV Comrades Delayed Into November

about X hours ago from
Final Fantasy XV Comrades Delayed Into November

The online multiplayer mode for Final Fantasy XV, which was originally supposed to launch this month, has been delayed. In a post made to Twitter by Square Enix's official Final Fantasy XV account, the company states the expansion will now release in early November to make final adjustments and create the best possible experience. No specific date has been given at this time.

Due to final adjustments & to create the best possible experience, the online expansion #FFXVComrades will now be released in early November pic.twitter.com/0DV08nRpv8

Announced this past summer, Comrades is set between chapters 13 and 14 of the main game. With their own custom made characters, players can collect meteor shards to power generators, which expand the available roster of activities, complete side quests for NPCs, and populate towns with different NPC civilians and leaders. Players can also earn experience to level up their characters, collect loot, and communicate through preset phrases and voice chat.

Resident Evil 2 Board Game Surpasses Kickstarter Stretch Goal of $850,000

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Resident Evil 2 Board Game Surpasses Kickstarter Stretch Goal of $850,000

The long-anticipated board game adaptation of Capcom's classic survival horror sequel continues to reach new heights. In the project's latest update, the creators congratulate backers on successfully reaching £650,000 (or $857,285). The game will now include Raccoon City Police Chief Brian Irons, who players can choose for an alternative play style as a survivor hunter.

Steamforged Games Ltd., the team behind the project, provides a brief description of the new character and how his play style came about:

When we sat down to design the Chief, we brought a wide variety of concepts to the table. Amongst others, we discussed his appearance as an NPC, as a mini-boss, and even as a type of card in the Tension Deck. But then we found an idea which really fit the character better than any of the above…

Resident Evil 2 Board Game Surpasses Kickstarter Stretch Goal of $850,000

about X hours ago from
Resident Evil 2 Board Game Surpasses Kickstarter Stretch Goal of $850,000

The long-anticipated board game adaptation of Capcom's classic survival horror sequel continues to reach new heights. In the project's latest update, the creators congratulate backers on successfully reaching £650,000 (or $857,285). The game will now include Raccoon City Police Chief Brian Irons, who players can choose for an alternative play style as a survivor hunter.

Steamforged Games Ltd., the team behind the project, provides a brief description of the new character and how his play style came about:

When we sat down to design the Chief, we brought a wide variety of concepts to the table. Amongst others, we discussed his appearance as an NPC, as a mini-boss, and even as a type of card in the Tension Deck. But then we found an idea which really fit the character better than any of the above…

An Emote Glitch Leads Bungie To Cancel Trials Of The Nine For Two Weeks

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An Emote Glitch Leads Bungie To Cancel Trials Of The Nine For Two Weeks

Destiny 2 players will have to go the next two weeks without the Trials of the Nine multiplayer mode, according to a blog post from Bungie's community manager Chris Shannon. Bungie is working to fix a glitch that lets players use an emote to hide outside the map.

The emote in question is the Monty Python-inspired Bureaucratic Walk, and, according to reports by Eurogamer, the emote was pulled from sale earlier this week. However, that doesn't solve the issue of all the players who already bought the emote. As a result, Trials of the Nine will be offline for two weeks while Bungie works to resolve the issue. The event will resume on November 3.

Trials of the Nine has had similar issues in the past. Last month Bungie had to change the game mode and map for the Trials playlist in order to prevent players from scoring kills while out of bounds on the Altar of Flame map.