Mobile Hit Reigns Getting A Sequel With Reigns: Her Majesty This Year

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Mobile Hit Reigns Getting A Sequel With Reigns: Her Majesty This Year

Developer Nerial has announced a sequel to its mobile hit Reigns with Reigns: Her Majesty and it is releasing this year.

In this sequel, you play as a queen making myriad small decisions that will affect the health of your kingdom. The game will feature a new kingdom with new drama, a mystical inventory, which will let you, "Find and upgrade five special items in a new inventory system." Her Majesty will also include Royal Challenges which outline specific goals for you.

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Mobile Hit Reigns Getting A Sequel With Reigns: Her Majesty This Year

about X hours ago from
Mobile Hit Reigns Getting A Sequel With Reigns: Her Majesty This Year

Developer Nerial has announced a sequel to its mobile hit Reigns with Reigns: Her Majesty and it is releasing this year.

In this sequel, you play as a queen making myriad small decisions that will affect the health of your kingdom. The game will feature a new kingdom with new drama, a mystical inventory, which will let you, "Find and upgrade five special items in a new inventory system." Her Majesty will also include Royal Challenges which outline specific goals for you.

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Hands-On With Eve: Valkyrie's Warzone Expansion Shows Promise

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Hands-On With Eve: Valkyrie's Warzone Expansion Shows Promise

Eve: Valkyrie was an early VR title that highlighted the immersive possibilities of the fledgling technology, but fell short at launch. Looking around your ship's cockpit in VR was a treat, and it made the ship-to-ship battles feel more exciting. Unfortunately, that excitement didn't last, as we pointed out in our review. Much has changed since then, including the introduction of cross-platform play between the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game and a handful of other updates.

That path continues in late September with the release of the new Warzone expansion, which will open up the game to players who either haven't yet invested in a VR headset or simply aren't interested in the technology. We got to check out the new content at Gamescom, and it looks like CCP Games is overhauling the game in some interesting ways.

First, a number of the game's ships have been scuttled. Shrinking the selection may sound like a complete negative, but CCP Games says they looked at the roster of existing ships and realized that they weren't specialized enough. Now that there are 13, the studio is confident that each one is specialized enough so that every type of player finds something in the hangar to fit their playstyle – whether they gravitate toward pew-pew lasers, support ships with repair beams, or heavies that are essentially floating tanks.

Hands-On With Eve: Valkyrie's Warzone Expansion Shows Promise

about X hours ago from
Hands-On With Eve: Valkyrie's Warzone Expansion Shows Promise

Eve: Valkyrie was an early VR title that highlighted the immersive possibilities of the fledgling technology, but fell short at launch. Looking around your ship's cockpit in VR was a treat, and it made the ship-to-ship battles feel more exciting. Unfortunately, that excitement didn't last, as we pointed out in our review. Much has changed since then, including the introduction of cross-platform play between the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game and a handful of other updates.

That path continues in late September with the release of the new Warzone expansion, which will open up the game to players who either haven't yet invested in a VR headset or simply aren't interested in the technology. We got to check out the new content at Gamescom, and it looks like CCP Games is overhauling the game in some interesting ways.

First, a number of the game's ships have been scuttled. Shrinking the selection may sound like a complete negative, but CCP Games says they looked at the roster of existing ships and realized that they weren't specialized enough. Now that there are 13, the studio is confident that each one is specialized enough so that every type of player finds something in the hangar to fit their playstyle – whether they gravitate toward pew-pew lasers, support ships with repair beams, or heavies that are essentially floating tanks.

Half-Life Writer Shares His Scrapped Vision For Episode 3

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Half-Life Writer Shares His Scrapped Vision For Episode 3

Above is a presumed, but never fully verified piece of concept art from Half-Life 2: Episode 3. You can read more about Half-Life 3 here.

Marc Laidlaw, who joined Valve in 1997 and helped write and design Half-Life, Half-Life 2, and its two follow-up episodes, recently shared a short story on his website. The story outlines what would have been the full plot of Half-Life 2: Episode 3.

Laidlaw posted the story last night with familiar names, but has since updated the blog post to change names like Gordon Freeman to Gertie Fremont and Alyx Vance to Alex Vaunt. The story is presented from the perspective of Gordon Freeman writing a letter to one in particular about where he and Alyx Vance went after the events of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Reading the synopsis and accounting for the names, all the major characters are addressed: Gordon Freeman, Alyx Vance, Dr. Wallace Breen, Judith Mossman and even the G-Man (Mrs. X, here). You can read the full blog post here which, fair warning, does technically contain full spoilers for Half-Life 2's presumably final chapter.

Half-Life Writer Shares His Scrapped Vision For Episode 3

about X hours ago from
Half-Life Writer Shares His Scrapped Vision For Episode 3

Above is a presumed, but never fully verified piece of concept art from Half-Life 2: Episode 3. You can read more about Half-Life 3 here.

Marc Laidlaw, who joined Valve in 1997 and helped write and design Half-Life, Half-Life 2, and its two follow-up episodes, recently shared a short story on his website. The story outlines what would have been the full plot of Half-Life 2: Episode 3.

Laidlaw posted the story last night with familiar names, but has since updated the blog post to change names like Gordon Freeman to Gertie Fremont and Alyx Vance to Alex Vaunt. The story is presented from the perspective of Gordon Freeman writing a letter to one in particular about where he and Alyx Vance went after the events of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Reading the synopsis and accounting for the names, all the major characters are addressed: Gordon Freeman, Alyx Vance, Dr. Wallace Breen, Judith Mossman and even the G-Man (Mrs. X, here). You can read the full blog post here which, fair warning, does technically contain full spoilers for Half-Life 2's presumably final chapter.

The Jackbox Party Pack 4's Newest Game Will Test Your Doodling Skills

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The Jackbox Party Pack 4's Newest Game Will Test Your Doodling Skills

Jackbox Games has announced the fourth mini-game in its upcoming party pack, and it will challenge players to draw a beautiful mural together. Oh who are we kidding? We all know what you're going to draw.

Civic Doodle tasks players with creating a mural together by drawing and voting on different additions over multiple rounds. Each round, two players are chosen to add to something to the mural in a given amount of time. The rest of the group then votes on their favorite version, which then becomes the base drawing for the next round. After the final round, players are tasked with coming up with a name for the crazy collage, and the player who won the most votes over the entire round is crowned the winner. After creating multiple murals, the final round plays out a bit differently. This time around, everyone (instead of just two at a time) helps complete a portrait to be hung in the town hall of Doodle Valley, drawing their versions of eyes, nose, mouth, etc., one facial feature at a time. Players once again vote on their favorites after each step, leading to a gradually more complex picture. You can see the mode in action in Jackbox Games' archived stream.

The Jackbox Party Pack 4's Newest Game Will Test Your Doodling Skills

about X hours ago from
The Jackbox Party Pack 4's Newest Game Will Test Your Doodling Skills

Jackbox Games has announced the fourth mini-game in its upcoming party pack, and it will challenge players to draw a beautiful mural together. Oh who are we kidding? We all know what you're going to draw.

Civic Doodle tasks players with creating a mural together by drawing and voting on different additions over multiple rounds. Each round, two players are chosen to add to something to the mural in a given amount of time. The rest of the group then votes on their favorite version, which then becomes the base drawing for the next round. After the final round, players are tasked with coming up with a name for the crazy collage, and the player who won the most votes over the entire round is crowned the winner. After creating multiple murals, the final round plays out a bit differently. This time around, everyone (instead of just two at a time) helps complete a portrait to be hung in the town hall of Doodle Valley, drawing their versions of eyes, nose, mouth, etc., one facial feature at a time. Players once again vote on their favorites after each step, leading to a gradually more complex picture. You can see the mode in action in Jackbox Games' archived stream.

Go Bowling With Tekken In Next Week's DLC

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Go Bowling With Tekken In Next Week's DLC

Tekken Bowl is a quirky bowling minigame that has appeared in the series before, and it's coming to Tekken 7 with next week's DLC release.

In addition to Tekken Bowl, the new content (which hits on August 31) also includes a variety of costumes, including swimsuits and traditional Japanese garb. Get a taste of the full offering with the video below:

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Go Bowling With Tekken In Next Week's DLC

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Go Bowling With Tekken In Next Week's DLC

Tekken Bowl is a quirky bowling minigame that has appeared in the series before, and it's coming to Tekken 7 with next week's DLC release.

In addition to Tekken Bowl, the new content (which hits on August 31) also includes a variety of costumes, including swimsuits and traditional Japanese garb. Get a taste of the full offering with the video below:

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