Blightbound Gets First Major Update Today

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Blightbound Gets First Major Update Today

Three-person co-op dungeon crawler Blightbound gets its first major update today. The early access Steam title allows you to play a as a mage (healer), tank, or assassin as you barrel through dungeon after dungeon. Complete dungeons with the same players to unlock new levels of fame that allow you to take on much more difficult challenges - with much bigger rewards.

Today, the Khuliath update adds new heroes, new loot, and a brand new area to venture into. Content offerings were fairly sparse prior to this, with players able to knock out the available dungeons in a few hours of play.

Of course, you can always find a good group and keep amping up the difficulty to level up your heroes, chase legendary items, and obtain gobs of crafting mats, but the stage variety was fairly lacking. Updates like today's Khuliath should be interesting to follow as the game continues to chart its way through Early Access waters. Check out the Khuliath trailer below!

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout Coming October 13

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G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout Coming October 13

Remember Saturday morning cartoons? Remember G.I. Joe? Saturday mornings with a big bowl of cereal and some highly questionable life lessons? Enough about my childhood, there's a game being talked about here. G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on October 13, 2020.

That's right, games are still coming out this year. The third-person shooter offers 18 missions, 12 playable characters each with their own special powers and skins, and multiplayer modes.

Capture the Flag? It's here. King of the Hill? You bet, Cobra Commander. Want to see more? Of course you do. Check out the trailer below! 

Assassin's Creed Comes To AFK Arena

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Assassin's Creed Comes To AFK Arena

Ezio Auditore da Firenze of Assassin's Creed fame is on a journey to a whole new place... an idle mobile game!

AFK Arena is one of the more flashy and popular incremental idle games on iOS and Android, and now an Assassin's Creed crossover brings the iconic lethal character to new frontiers. In AFK Arena, you grow a roster of heroes and villains over time, boost your factions up, and of course - AFK!

You gain resources and experience even when you're not playing, so you can play by checking in a few times a day on your phone, a style of "idle" game that has seen increasing prominence in recent years. Ezio will be available as a free addition for the next 7 days in AFK Arena. Check out the video below! You can find AFK Arena on iOS and Android.

A Total War Saga: Troy Launches Free On Epic Games Store Today

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A Total War Saga: Troy Launches Free On Epic Games Store Today

Total War Saga: Troy is out today on the Epic Games Store, and if you pick it up during its launch period, it's free to own forever. This means you've got 24 hours to snag it once it goes live and it's yours at no cost. Total War Saga: Troy lets you play as big heroes and even embrace rooted-in-realism takes on mythological monsters as you worship deities and explore an ancient conflict.

Like Total War: Three Kingdoms, there's a bit of glitz and glamour to spark up dull blades and hefty axes, but don't expect to summon the gods into battle directly. Instead, maybe they'll help your economy or give you a bonus on the high seas. Check out our recent preview time with Total War Saga: Troy here.

Team Fortress 2's Scout Arrives In Fall Guys Today

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Team Fortress 2's Scout Arrives In Fall Guys Today

Have you had a sandvich today? No? That's okay, because the Heavy isn't in Fall Guys - yet. Instead, Mediatonic has announced that Team Fortress 2's Scout has an outfit available in the battle royale party game, starting today. According to the announcement tweet, the Scout will only be available on the Steam version of the game. 

BONK!
Guess who's coming to the in-game Steam store in a few hours?!?

Better start getting in the dubs so you can save up enough

Fall Guys: UItimate Knockout Has Over 8 Million Players On PlayStation

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Fall Guys: UItimate Knockout Has Over 8 Million Players On PlayStation

We knew that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has had a big big release on Steam. Now, numbers are coming out from website gamstat (that tracks various data) that show that over 8 million players have engaged in the obstacle course insanity on PlayStation 4 since launch.

These numbers are fueled by the fact that Fall Guys is free this month on PlayStation Plus of course, but that's still a ton of beans tripping over each other in delight. What will be interesting is to see how the numbers fall off or continue to rise as we see what ongoing content offerings will be pushed out. New outfits are nice, but can the content keep up without getting stale?

Check out our Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout review here!

New Image Of Mario In The Summertime Sparks Speculation Frenzy

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New Image Of Mario In The Summertime Sparks Speculation Frenzy

Sometimes, a tweet is just a tweet. Other times, it's a hint of things to come. Is some kind of Super Mario Sunshine release on the way?  An official post today featuring Mario catching some rays has the internet all aflutter. 

Stay cool, Mario! pic.twitter.com/YRhSuaaCv4

Now, it's the summer. So a post like this could just be simple summer fun. And honestly, that's probably all it is. But there's a chance it's a wink toward some new Super Mario Sunshine stuff. And that's enough to send a legion of Nintendo fans into frothing speculation. I think Mario just wants to chill as summer rolls on, but we'll see what happens.

Second Extinction Comes To Early Access In September

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Second Extinction Comes To Early Access In September

Have you ever wanted to team up to hold back a tide of mutant dinosaurs? Second Extinction might be your chance to do that. In Systemic Reaction's online shooter, you can group up in teams of three (what ever happened to four? Why's everything three player co-op now?) to attempt survival in the face of impossible odds. Impossible dinosaur odds. Rawr.

There's a big old massive metagame going on on-top of defeating dinos, and the more war you wage, the bigger critters might come out to bite back. It's a live service element called the War Effort, and everyone plays a part. You can check out a video below, and join in the Early Access fun when it hits in September on Steam.

Check Out Some Atomic Heart Gameplay

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Check Out Some Atomic Heart Gameplay

The next generation of games looks great, doesn't it? Mundfish's Atomic Heart is planned to arrive on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC, and now we've got a gameplay trailer to dissect and analyze.

Atomic Heart takes place in the Soviet Union in an alternate reality, and things get... well, a little crazy. As a KBG agent, you're sent to investigate a mysterious science/technology facility. We all know what happens when stories start like this, don't we?

Watch an action-packed battle with a ghoulish aberration in this trailer, as our protagonist tears into it with razor metal. What the hell is going on, anyway? We won't know until release, which as of right now is TBA. Check out the trailer below!

Original Series Creators Depart Avatar: The Last Airbender Live-Action Series

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Original Series Creators Depart Avatar: The Last Airbender Live-Action Series

In a blow to the hopes of franchise fans, the original creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender have opted to leave the Netflix live-action show adaptation, apparently over creative differences with the production.

In an open letter to fans, Mike DiMartino has detailed the difficult decision to leave, citing it as the “hardest professional decision I’ve ever had to make.” After both he and Bryan Konietzko were asked to executive produce and act as showrunners on the project, “things did not go as we had hoped," he writes.

Based on the posting from DiMartino, it seems that the Netflix adaptation is continuing to move forward. But he also offers a stark expression of his evaluation of where the show is headed, sharing that ”...whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan and I had envisioned or intended to make.”