The Division 2's Tidal Basin Update Hits April 5

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The Division 2's Tidal Basin Update Hits April 5

Right now, Division 2 players who have played into the endgame are currently min-maxing gear, finishing the specialization progressions, tracking down the elusive hunters, and praying like hell they get one of the exotic weapons to drop. Come April 5, they will have a new threat to deal with

On that date, the showdown with the Black Tusk faction that invaded Washington D.C. at the end of the campaign will be upon us, opening up a new stronghold mission. Capturing that stronghold will unlock World Tier 5, opening up the opportunity to earn weapons and armor up to a 500 gear score. 

The Tidal Basin update includes three new gear sets: True Patriot, Hard Wired, and Ongoing Directive. You can earn these via drops by playing invaded missions and strongholds.

Ubisoft Confirms E3 Conference For June 10

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Ubisoft Confirms E3 Conference For June 10

French third party publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that, despite some major conference shake ups at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year in Los Angeles, Ubisoft at least will not be changing course. The developer of games like Assassin's Creed and The Division will indeed be holding a press conference at E3 2019.

The countdown to #E32019 is on! Mark your calendars #UbiE3 kicks off on June 10th

CD Projekt Red Says E3 2019 Will Be The Most Important E3 In Company History

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CD Projekt Red Says E3 2019 Will Be The Most Important E3 In Company History

During its annual investor conference, CD Projekt Red (CDPR) – the developers behind The Witcher 3 and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 – announced its plans for E3.

Apparently, big plans. According to CEO Adam Kiciński, E3 2019 will be the most important E3 in the studio's history. It's likely the studio will announce Cyberpunk 2077's release date, considering the studio told investors that E3 is the best venue for that kind of announcement.

Aside from that game, though, we can only speculate as to why this will be the company's biggest E3. Last year, the studio said there will be more games in the Witcher-verse, so perhaps we'll get an announcement for its follow-up to the wildly successful Witcher 3. The company revealed its acquisition of additional office space in Warsaw next to its current building, and it plans to hire another 250-300 developers. Whatever comes out of the studio next – whether it's The Witcher or a brand new IP – it's likely to be a project on par with CDPR's existing slate of games.

CD Projekt Red Says E3 2019 Will Be The Most Important E3 In Company History

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CD Projekt Red Says E3 2019 Will Be The Most Important E3 In Company History

During its annual investor conference, CD Projekt Red (CDPR) – the developers behind The Witcher 3 and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 – announced its plans for E3.

Apparently, big plans. According to CEO Adam Kiciński, E3 2019 will be the most important E3 in the studio's history. It's likely the studio will announce Cyberpunk 2077's release date, considering the studio told investors that E3 is the best venue for that kind of announcement.

Aside from that game, though, we can only speculate as to why this will be the company's biggest E3. Last year, the studio said there will be more games in the Witcher-verse, so perhaps we'll get an announcement for its follow-up to the wildly successful Witcher 3. The company revealed its acquisition of additional office space in Warsaw next to its current building, and it plans to hire another 250-300 developers. Whatever comes out of the studio next – whether it's The Witcher or a brand new IP – it's likely to be a project on par with CDPR's existing slate of games.

Conan Exiles, The Surge Head To PlayStation Plus In April

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Conan Exiles, The Surge Head To PlayStation Plus In April

PlayStation Plus subscribers eager to dig into something (relatively) new have a couple of choices at their disposal. Today Sony announced that Focus Home Interactive's sci-fi soulslike The Surge and Funcom's Conan Exiles are headed to the service in April. 

Reiner reviewed The Surge for Game Informer, and while he enjoyed the combat he felt the experience was ultimately undermined by repetition. You can read his review here. Focus and developer Deck13 are currently making a sequel slated to release later this year. 

Conan Exiles is an online survival multiplayer game born out of early access. Former intern Joey Thurmond checked out the game as it approached the 1.0 release, and said "the game has come a long way to establish its merit with commendable visuals, settlement building, and various improvements with new environments to explore. There are some kinks and systems that could be ironed out and deepened to make Exiles something truly special." You can read his full impressions here.

Fortnite's 8.20 Patch Turns The Floor To Lava

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Fortnite's 8.20 Patch Turns The Floor To Lava

Fortnite receives its newest patch today, and changes are extensive. The biggest takeaway from version 8.20 are Floor is Lava, a timed mode where lava gradually rises from the map's lowest point, forcing players to fight on the high ground. Epic also created a new poison dart trap to surprise your foes.

The update brings bananas and coconuts that restore health and a pepper that heals you and makes you run around for a bit. Creative is receiving a few new features as well, with a creature spawner and shooting gallery. You can pour over countless other changes over on the official patch notes if you are so inclined.

If you haven't played in a few weeks, Fortnite's previous patch introduced separate pools for crossplay.

Fortnite's 8.20 Patch Turns The Floor To Lava

about X hours ago from
Fortnite's 8.20 Patch Turns The Floor To Lava

Fortnite receives its newest patch today, and changes are extensive. The biggest takeaway from version 8.20 are Floor is Lava, a timed mode where lava gradually rises from the map's lowest point, forcing players to fight on the high ground. Epic also created a new poison dart trap to surprise your foes.

The update brings bananas and coconuts that restore health and a pepper that heals you and makes you run around for a bit. Creative is receiving a few new features as well, with a creature spawner and shooting gallery. You can pour over countless other changes over on the official patch notes if you are so inclined.

If you haven't played in a few weeks, Fortnite's previous patch introduced separate pools for crossplay.

Gwent Arrives On iPhones Later This Year

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Gwent Arrives On iPhones Later This Year

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game finally left beta and officially released on Xbox One and PC last fall. Originally a fun diversion in the Witcher 3, Gwent eventually grew into a highly competitive phenomenon that fans wanted to partake in – alongside and against one another.

Today, CD Projekt Red announced Gwent is coming to iPhones later this year. Now players can deck-build and crush the opposition on the go. "We've been preparing long and hard to adapt Gwent to smartphones," says game director Jason Slama. "We've tailored much of our technology, including GOG Galaxy which powers Gwent's multiplayer, to support mobile devices."

In light of this announcement, CD Projekt Red promises more details on the game's eventual Android port at a later date. 

Larian Announces Tactics Game Divinity: Fallen Heroes

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Larian Announces Tactics Game Divinity: Fallen Heroes

Larian’s Divinity series has made a strong impression on the modern RPG genre for its impactful player choice and impressive customization options. Now the studio has set its sights on a new project: a standalone Divinity tactics game, with all the hallmarks that made the RPGs shine. The 30-hour narrative-driven adventure features missions that take around 20-30 minutes. True to a Larian game, Fallen Heroes will have impactful choices on and off the battlefield, allowing you to shape the story and experience different events based on the branching paths. The gameplay will be similar to Larian’s previous strategy effort, Dragon Commander, with some X-COM-influenced elements as well. 

Batman Turns 1,000 Today

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Batman Turns 1,000 Today

Superman turned 1,000 last year through the historic release of Action Comics' 1,000th issue, and today Batman celebrates the same milestone through the release of Detective Comics' 1,000th issue. This 96-page comic book consists of several short stories that highlight Batman's past, present, and future, penned by some of the most acclaimed writers today.

Recent DC recruit Brian Michael Bendis took a break from Superman duties to tell a Batman tale, and you'll also see new work from Warren Ellis, Paul Dini, Tom King, Kevin Smith, Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Scott Snyder, Christopher Priest, and Dennis O'Neil. The list of artists accompanying these stories is just as impressive. The great Greg Capullo is on hand, as is Neal Adams, Doug Mahnke, Alex Maleeve, Joëlle Jones, Alvaro Martinez, Dustin Nguyen, Jim Lee, Kelly Jones, Steve Epting, and Tony S. Daniel.

The main newsstand cover is illustrated by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, but DC is also offering over dozens of variants, several of which highlight moments from each decade of Batman's existence. The 1980s cover is done by Frank Miller, and yes, it's The Dark Knight Returns.