Reader Discussion – What Game Do You Play Over And Over Again?

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Reader Discussion – What Game Do You Play Over And Over Again?

Whether its nostalgia or simply due to quality, there are some games out there that stick with us that we don't want to move on from. Perhaps it's a game you grew up with, or one that was remarkably memorable. What game do you find yourself going back to, no matter how many years pass by? How many times have you completed it? Or for multiplayer games like Overwatch, do you find yourself consistently returning to play another match each night?

For me, two games I don't see myself ever getting tired of are Mass Effect 2 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I think they both have such fascinating worlds, and no matter how many times I return to them, I don't find myself getting tired of it.

Let us know in the comments which games you find have the most replay value for you!

IDW Comics Featuring Incredible Variants For Its Biggest Series' In July

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IDW Comics Featuring Incredible Variants For Its Biggest Series' In July

IDK Publishing will be featuring Mondo artist Tom Whalen in a series of variant covers this July. The variants cover a wide variety of iconic series including Star Trek, Back to the Future, Transformers and more, and feature classic characters like Doc Brown and Optimus Prime in striking profile poses.

Many of these classic series, such as MASK and ROM might also soon be appearing as part of a shared Hasbro cinematic universe, so there's no better time to read up. 

Face Off Against Square And Platinum CEOs In Next Week's Nier: Automata DLC

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Face Off Against Square And Platinum CEOs In Next Week's Nier: Automata DLC

Last week, we heard details on Nier Automata's first batch of DLC, and as expected, it's anything but ordinary. 

In the DLC, you face off against CEOs from Square and Platinum Games, taking on new missions and three new colosseums. You also gain access to new costumes, allowing you to dress like the original game's leads, from Kaine to Nier.

Today, via Twitter, a release date was finally announced for next week, May 2. 

Fan-made Demo Reimagines Breath Of The Wild In 2D

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Fan-made Demo Reimagines Breath Of The Wild In 2D

While Nintendo was brainstorming ideas for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the developers used a 2D prototype to test out new features like dynamic weather and destructible objects. Though it may have only been a testing ground for what the game came to be, the prototype has inspired at least one fan to forge ahead with the idea and see where it leads.

Itchio user Winterdrake has released a free demo of Breath of the NES, a mini-experience of what the latest Zelda game would be like if it had returned to the series' 2D roots.

Sporting the 8-bit look of the original Legend of Zelda game, the influence of Breath of the Wild can be found throughout the short demo. The biggest change is adding the ability to interact with the environment, which lends a free-form approach to combat and exploration. As shown in the demo's trailer, players can topple trees onto enemies or lure them into dangerous spikes instead of facing them head-on. Chopping down trees also awards items like apples, and sledgehammers make an appearance to mine rocks for materials.

What Remains Of Edith Finch Launch Trailer Prepares Players For Intimate Adventure

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What Remains Of Edith Finch Launch Trailer Prepares Players For Intimate Adventure

Giant Sparrow, the award-winning team behind 2012's The Unfinished Swan, are finally back with their latest project, What Remains of Edith Finch. The first-person indie game comes out this week and puts players in the role of Edith as she explores an empty mansion and uncovers the stories within. The game follows the lives (and deaths) of the various members of the Finch family and their endless misfortune. The team has released a new trailer to celebrate the highly-anticipated title, showing the more psychedelic elements of the introspective adventure:

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What Remains of Edith Finch comes out on PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, April 25. For more, read our review, which praises the title as "an excellent example of what makes games unique as a storytelling medium."

Harmonix Details Upcoming Changes To Rock Band Rivals

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Harmonix Details Upcoming Changes To Rock Band Rivals

Harmonix has been vigilant about updating its flagship title, Rock Band 4, making the game even better as the months and years roll by. Even after the launch of the Rock Band Rivals expansion last year, the studio behind hits like Dance Central and Fantasia: Music Evolved continues to refine the core experience of Rock Band 4.

The next update overhauls the popular Rivals Mode, which pits crews of up to ten players against each other in a meta-competition to climb tiers from Bronze to Bloodstone and reach XP milestones. Taking cues from titles like Rocket League and Gears of War 4, Harmonix is bringing seasons to Rivals Mode, and changing the promotion/demotion system. Seasons will last for eight weeks and each season will reset all crews to Bronze-tier. However, crews will no longer be demoted if they fail to pass an XP threshold during any given week. You can get promoted, but never demoted, except for the seasonal reset.

The upcoming update will also close some more scoring loopholes, and Harmonix is weighing its options on how it should handle dealing with the tainted leaderboards of affected songs.

Blizzard Confirms Three More Maps On The Way For Overwatch

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Blizzard Confirms Three More Maps On The Way For Overwatch

You're probably knee-deep in the getting all the skins you want from Uprising, the latest Overwatch event, but there's still plenty more on the way for the game. In a post on Blizzard's forums, game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed more maps are in the works and said they're all likely to launch this year.

Kaplan confirmed three new maps are currently in development for quickplay and competitive. All are past the initial playtesting phase.  "While something could always change, all three of those are looking likely for a release this year," he wrote.

He also noted that the team is creating three non-standard maps that won't go into competitive or quickplay alongside teasing that a few other experiments are in the works. "We want to play on these maps as badly as you guys do," Kaplan wrote. "We'll work as fast as we can!"

Action-Platformer League Of Evil Coming To Switch

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Action-Platformer League Of Evil Coming To Switch

When the world's evil scientists band together to form the League of Evil, there's only one thing to do: send a bionic super-soldier to wall jump and dive kick his way through their evil plans. Originally released for iOS in 2011 by Woblyware, developer Ratalaika Games hinted on Twitter today that Switch users can now look forward to taking on the brainy organization themselves.

Ratalaika Games first ported the challenging 2D platformer to PC last year. In addition to the game's core 140 missions spread across four chapters, the PC version added exclusive content and a level editor for players to create and share custom stages. These fan-made levels are free to download and were intended to be shared cross-platform between the PC port and planned ports to Wii U and 3DS. Ratalaika stated that a press release with more details will be released later this week.

Check out another potential upcoming port, Vanquish, as well as the recently-announced Jackbox Party Pack 4.

Report: Bayonetta Steam Update Likely Points To Vanquish PC Port

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Report: Bayonetta Steam Update Likely Points To Vanquish PC Port

A Bayonetta update that hit Steam today has caused speculation about Platinum Games' Vanquish making its way to PC. The small update contained an avatar of Vanquish's protagonist Sam Gideon hidden away in the "extras" folder. 

Sega has used Steam to tease its PC ports before. As seen with Bayonetta, it put an 8-bit version of the game on Steam, leading to a countdown, which later confirmed a PC port. 

Vanquish, a fast-paced third-person shooter created by Shinji Mikami, previously released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Sega has yet to make an official announcement for a PC version, but we've reached out for comment and will update the story should we hear back.

Jackbox Party Pack 4 Revealed, Fibbage 3 Included

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Jackbox Party Pack 4 Revealed, Fibbage 3 Included

Jackbox Games announced today that Jackbox Party Pack 4 is on its way, and should hit sometime this fall. While Fibbage 3 was the only confirmed title for the upcoming party game collection, Jackbox has mentioned that the next entry in the Fibbage series has a new gameplay element, where players can vote on their own decoy lies. It is a game of deception, after all. For all the details on the announcement, you can check out the Jackbox website right here

In other Jackbox news, Jackbox Party Pack 3 recently came to the Nintendo Switch on April 13. You can read more about that right here

[Source: Jackbox]