Reader Discussion – Is No Man's Sky's 'Foundation' Update A Step In The Right Direction?

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Reader Discussion – Is No Man's Sky's 'Foundation' Update A Step In The Right Direction?

When No Man's Sky released this past summer, it's without a doubt that it failed to meet many fans' expectations. Today, a significantly large update went live, addressing many of the problems from the base game, and adding features such as farming, freighters, and building your own bases. Is it enough? Are these additions coming too late, or do you think there's room for No Man's Sky to see improvement?

Are you someone who didn't enjoy No Man's Sky when it released? Is this and the promise of future updates enough to bring you back to the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Blizzard Unveils Reaper Figure, Available Now For Pre-Order

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Blizzard Unveils Reaper Figure, Available Now For Pre-Order

One of the edgier members of the Overwatch roster is getting his own statue. Blizzard recently announced that Reaper, the dual-wielding badass who brings death to his enemies in a devastating whirlwind, can now be pre-ordered as a collectible. 

The statue can be pre-ordered for $150, and stands 12 inches tall. The hand-painted figure captures Reaper as he's about to perform his Ultimate, Death Blossom, and features incredible detail. It will be shipped out in 2017 in waves, the first happening before the end of Q1 2017, and the second in Q3 2017.

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Majora's Mask Fan Video Brings To Life Skull Kid's Origin Story In Stunning Detail

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Majora's Mask Fan Video Brings To Life Skull Kid's Origin Story In Stunning Detail

Majora's Mask is one of the darker titles in the Legend of Zelda series, and both its magic and chilling tone are perfectly captured in this fan-made short film. In the video, titled "Terrible Fate," you're treated to Skull Kid's ominous origin story.

The video was created by Ember Lab, a team of artists that develop VFX, animation, and games. Outside of Zelda titles, the crew is inspired by films from Hayao Miyazaki and Pixar. The attention to detail in the short movie below is outstanding, check it out below for yourself.

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Get Ready For Final Fantasy XV's Release With Our Hub Of Exclusive Content

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Get Ready For Final Fantasy XV's Release With Our Hub Of Exclusive Content

In two days time, a new installment to the Final Fantasy series will release. To prepare for Final Fantasy XV, now is a great time to look back at Game Informer's hub of exclusive content from our May 2016 cover story

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This hub includes video interviews, podcasts, articles, and more. You can listen to a podcast about our impressions, Final Fantasy creators' favorite moments from the series, a special edition podcast that answers your lingering questions, an interview with artist Yoshitaka Amano on creating the series' art, and an extended look at the first chapter of the game.

Here Are 80 Ways To Kill One Person In Dishonored 2

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Here Are 80 Ways To Kill One Person In Dishonored 2

Youtuber Cosmic Contrarian has been doing regular videos showing off the potential one player has in a series as freeform as Dishonored. He's made incredibly violent displays of murder look effortless and elegant.

For Dishonored 2, Contrarian has crafted his most creative killing feast yet. He's devised 80 ways to kill one of the game's targets, Kirin Jindosh, in his Cockwork Mansion. Different methods include: Deflecting his sword blows such that he falls of the edge of a room and into a river, sliding next to him while sticking a bomb on his person, and stopping time to load the air with a barrage of crossbow bolts before letting them fly loose.

You can watch Jindosh die in all kinds of ways in the video below.

Report: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard PC, Xbox One Saves Will Be Cross-Compatible

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Report: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard PC, Xbox One Saves Will Be Cross-Compatible

Although Resident Evil 7 Biohazard will have full support for PlayStation VR on PlayStation 4, players who want the game on other platforms will have at least one feature to tout: cross-save support.

According to a Japanese Dengeki article translated by IGN Japan, the game will feature cross-save functionality on Xbox One and PC. IGN was able to confirm with Capcom that saves for both version will be cross-compatible. The Dengeki article also states the game will support HDR on all platforms and 4K support on PC and PlayStation 4.

IGN was not, however, able to confirm with Capcom whether this means the game will be part of Microsoft's "Play Anywhere" initiative, wherein users who buy the digital version of a game Xbox One or PC receive a copy of the game on the other platform. 

Hello Games Announces 'Foundation' Update For No Man's Sky

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Hello Games Announces 'Foundation' Update For No Man's Sky

After weeks silence across their social media channels (hacking incident notwithstanding), No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has announced its latest update for the game, titled "The Foundation Update,"

The update is titled as such because with this update, the team says it has "added the foundations of base building [sic], and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come." The blog post on Hello Games' website does not outline the actual update, saying details about what the update will bring (besides base-building) will come soon.

Hello Games does offer a few details on what it has been doing since their last update, which released on September 24. "In the nine weeks since then our small team has been hard at work on development, testing and certification for the Foundation Update," the blog states. "It won’t be our biggest update, but it is the start of something." It also acknowledges that the discussion around the game has been "intense," but states that the team is still actively working to improve the game. "We have been quiet, but we are listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about."

What To Watch This Weekend: Overwatch, Super Smash Bros., And Gears Of War

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What To Watch This Weekend: Overwatch, Super Smash Bros., And Gears Of War

At this point, you're probably wrapping up your Thanksgiving weekend. The leftovers are running out, your flight or drive home isn't until tomorrow, and you have a day to kill. Luckily, there's a ton of games to watch this weekend.

The Gears of War 4 Columbus Open tournament is this weekend. 96 teams from an open field of competitors will join 12 of the world's best teams to determine who will go home with the $120,000 first-place prize. (Stream / Schedule)

The other big tournament this weekend is Dreamhack, which will have a variety of high-level tournaments going on at once. You can watch tournaments for:

Reader Discussion – What's Your Favorite In-Game Food Item

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Reader Discussion – What's Your Favorite In-Game Food Item

Oh jeez. I am so stuffed, y'all. I've had two solid days of good eats: dead cooked bird, various casseroles, delicious pie with Cool Whip ('hwhip') on top. I imagine many of you are feeling the same way, so let's talk about something relevant shall we?

Food. Food and games. Specifically: food in games, often presented as health recovery items( be sure to check out this rad list of the best health recovery items we did earlier this year.). What's your favorite one? And yes, the Bioshock Infinite toilet potato counts if that's your thing.

As far as I go, I'm pretty partial to drinking toilet water in Fallout to recover health and literally eating people in Alien Vs Predator. Hardly the finest delicacies in the world of video games but they're grimly humorous and get the job done.

Did You Know Gaming Sheds A Light On The Secrets Of Pokemon

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Did You Know Gaming Sheds A Light On The Secrets Of Pokemon

Are you chest deep in Pokemon Sun & Moon? Maybe you should take a break and watch this informative and entertaining video by the folks over at Did You Know Gaming (as well as Remix of WeeklyTubeShow) on some of the Pokemon series' most interesting secrets.

Highlights include the revelation that Brock wasn't intended to be the first Gym leader as well as a mysterious "charisma" stat that never made it into the full game. You can watch the whole thing here:

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