Arms Version 2.1 Update Rebalances Character And Weapons And Improves Training

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Arms Version 2.1 Update Rebalances Character And Weapons And Improves Training

Arms has received a large update that makes myriad changes to the game, but doesn't add any significant new content.

Wider changes include things like improved training and new exercises with difficulty levels, rush gauge changes, tutorials explaining elements of the 4-player mode, hotbox changes, and more. Every character in the game has also been balanced and changed. Some examples include increased dash speed for Master Mummy and “Improved curving performance” for the Megawatt. The list of changes is extensive, and you can find it here.

For our review of Arms, head here. For an interview with the developer's about the game's bizarre Lore, Twintelle, and more, head here.

Arms Version 2.1 Update Rebalances Character And Weapons And Improves Training

about X hours ago from
Arms Version 2.1 Update Rebalances Character And Weapons And Improves Training

Arms has received a large update that makes myriad changes to the game, but doesn't add any significant new content.

Wider changes include things like improved training and new exercises with difficulty levels, rush gauge changes, tutorials explaining elements of the 4-player mode, hotbox changes, and more. Every character in the game has also been balanced and changed. Some examples include increased dash speed for Master Mummy and “Improved curving performance” for the Megawatt. The list of changes is extensive, and you can find it here.

For our review of Arms, head here. For an interview with the developer's about the game's bizarre Lore, Twintelle, and more, head here.

Rez Infinite Now Available On PC, Vive, And Oculus With Surprise Release

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Rez Infinite Now Available On PC, Vive, And Oculus With Surprise Release

The 2002 PlayStation 2 game has a new platform it can call home with a surprise PC release.

Surprise! Rez Infinite out NOW for PC (desktop & VR) at special $19.99 price w bonus DLC! https://t.co/yGeRiRytpe https://t.co/rCscfxtZSK pic.twitter.com/DCcwN6HXjs

The game, which has been ported to a number of platforms since its original release, including most recently, PlayStation VR, is now available in its Infinite form on Steam and the PC VR platforms Oculus and Vive. You can watch us play a little of the PlayStation VR version of the game here. You can also check out the trailer for this version of the game which boasts 60 FPS gameplay and 4K resolution below.

Rez Infinite Now Available On PC, Vive, And Oculus With Surprise Release

about X hours ago from
Rez Infinite Now Available On PC, Vive, And Oculus With Surprise Release

The 2002 PlayStation 2 game has a new platform it can call home with a surprise PC release.

Surprise! Rez Infinite out NOW for PC (desktop & VR) at special $19.99 price w bonus DLC! https://t.co/yGeRiRytpe https://t.co/rCscfxtZSK pic.twitter.com/DCcwN6HXjs

The game, which has been ported to a number of platforms since its original release, including most recently, PlayStation VR, is now available in its Infinite form on Steam and the PC VR platforms Oculus and Vive. You can watch us play a little of the PlayStation VR version of the game here. You can also check out the trailer for this version of the game which boasts 60 FPS gameplay and 4K resolution below.

Valve Announces Dota 2-Based Card Game Artifact

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Valve Announces Dota 2-Based Card Game Artifact

Valve has used the grand stage of The International 7 to announce Artifact, an online card game based on Dota 2's world and, to some extent, its mechanics. 

The card game is based on three-lane gameplay, separating it from existing standard collectible card games. Additionally, there are brackets which spawn creeps, players can use five heroes at once, and also get item cards for those heroes. The mechanics difference is necessary, as this is seemingly a reaction to Blizzard's success with Hearthstone, and shows Valve's desire to get into the same arena.

Check out the teaser below and let us know what you think of Valve's first new game in a while.

Sean Murray Sends Out A Message To No Man's Sky Players About The Next Update

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Sean Murray Sends Out A Message To No Man's Sky Players About The Next Update

Hello Games' Sean Murray has had a tough year, mostly criticized for his silence in the wake of No Man's Sky's critical reception. In recent weeks, however, No Man's Sky fans noticed that an alternate reality game seemed to be taking place surrounding the title. The ARG has culminated in a message from SM, Sean Murray himself, to talk about the anniversary update for No Man's Sky. The No Man's Sky subreddit has the memo and reposted it.

'Hello Citizen Scientists, It’s been a year since No Man’s Sky first released, and it’s been an exciting, intense and emotional year for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently. We've spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.

Update 1.3 will release this week and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players. We're calling it Atlas Rises. It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. Patch notes will be made available shortly before the update goes live. What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.

Reader Discussion – What Are Your Tales Of Save File Woe?

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Reader Discussion – What Are Your Tales Of Save File Woe?

With the discussion today of Ninja Theory's Hellblade and whether or not it deletes saves, I thought it might be a good time to share some stories of save file shenanigans. There are probably even people reading this who don't remember when save files were on external devices that were capricious little things vulnerable to corruption or even just getting lost.

I have a few stories of bad save luck. One was when I just bought Final Fantasy X. I forget where, but I remember being told at one point that PlayStation 1 memory cards worked on PlayStation 2 systems for PS2 games. I don't know why I believed this - perhaps because I was a kid who had no expendable income of their own and didn't want to shell out for a memory card shortly after spending money on the newest Final Fantasy. Maybe it just made sense to me because they were pretty much identical and fit in the same slot. Either way, I played about an two or three before I accessed the first save prompt, only to be gleefully told by the PS2 that it didn't recognize any memory cards in the system. I had no choice but to turn the system off.

What about you all? Have you ever had a corrupted card or someone saving over your file? Were you one of the victims of that PlayStation 2 Viewtiful Joe demo that mysteriously erased memory cards? Tell us in the comments! Misery loves company, after all.

New Friday The 13th Patch Eliminates (Most) Team Killing

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New Friday The 13th Patch Eliminates (Most) Team Killing

Friday the 13th has kind of a big team killing problem.

The asynchronous multiplayer game is supposed to have fairly clear-cut goals: one person plays as Jason to kill the other team playing as counselors, who ideally just want to escape. Unfortunately, once counselors decide that killing each other is more fun, it really doesn't matter who is on what team because the game suddenly becomes only about that. This poses a problem for Friday the 13th developer IllFonic, who wants counselors to be able to accidentally kill each other, but was not prepared for the rash of people who want to do it on purpose to grief others.

After numerous complaints and a wave of social media posts detailing the ways this is ruining the game, IllFonic has decided that players can only kill each other with cars and traps. Counselors trying to whack each other with weapons are going to find that method is no longer effective.

Gearbox Announces New FPS Game Codenamed Project 1v1

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Gearbox Announces New FPS Game Codenamed Project 1v1

Gearbox is developing a new competitive first-person shooter, currently codenamed Project 1v1. The game is described as combining "fast-paced 1v1 first person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game."

Outside of its website and a short description, we know little about what Project 1v1 entails. A closed beta on PC will occur this summer to test out the online infrastructure and to hear player feedback. You can click here to sign up for a chance to participate.

The short beta will include three game modes:

Smash Bros.-like Brawlout Coming To Switch, Includes Hyper Light Drifter As New Character

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Smash Bros.-like Brawlout Coming To Switch, Includes Hyper Light Drifter As New Character

Angry Mob Games has announced that its indie fighter that bears more than a passing resemblance to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., Brawlout, is coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday season. The game is available on Steam already, with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and now Switch versions coming later this year.

Alongside this announcement, Angry Mob revealed that Hyper Light Drifter will be added to the roster. Hyper Light Drifter, the pixel-art action game, was released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last year following a successful crowdfunding campaign. Check out the trailer below to see Hyper Light Drifter, the character, in action below.

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