US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

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US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

The United States' Environmental Protection Agency has an educational flash game on its site called Recycle City Challenge. That in itself is not special. However, what is interesting is that when you clicked the Let's Get Started button, a familiar tune for Mario fans played.

Keen-eared listeners have noted that the song in the background is taken from Yoshi's Island DS. The song no longer plays in the flash game (having probably been removed) but we've heard it with our own ears, and there was no mistaking it was this tune:

For more on the weird intersection of governments and video games, read about the time a South Korean politician released a Starcraft map as part of his campaign.

Final Special Operations Update Coming To Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Final Special Operations Update Coming To Ghost Recon Wildlands

On February 27, Ghost Recon Wildlands players will be privy to the game's final Special Operations update, "Special Ops 4." This new content drop will deviate from the crossover-centric events of older expansions.

While the larger features of Special Ops 4 have not been revealed, smaller tweaks were announced: the time of day will be changeable during the single-player campaign, voice-lines have been restructured to be in prestige crates rather than battle crates, and "Ghost Wars," the PVP mode, will receive custom browsers. New outfits will be available for PVP and PVE players as well as "Year 2 Pass" holders. 

In the meantime, check out our early gameplay impressions of Ubisoft's latest title: The Division 2.

Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

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Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

Electronic Arts and BioWare have revealed everything that will be changing in the game by the time Anthem is available to all players this Friday, February 22. An earlier list circulated online, but the final version offers a comprehensive picture of what’s being changed.

Some seemingly minor changes highlighted in the patch notes do not at first glance feel like dramatic adjustments, but the wide range of issues being addressed are likely to have a significant effect on the play experience. You can read the full patch notes to see just how extensive these changes are.

One of the most notable changes involves how treasure chests count toward the tomb trials, a critical-path mission in the middle of the game that has halted forward momentum for many players (enough that we wrote a whole guide on the subject). One of the objectives for that mission demands players open 15 treasure chests, but players were only getting credit for chests they personally opened. On February 22, that will change so that all squad members get credit for an opened chest.

Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

about X hours ago from
Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

Electronic Arts and BioWare have revealed everything that will be changing in the game by the time Anthem is available to all players this Friday, February 22. An earlier list circulated online, but the final version offers a comprehensive picture of what’s being changed.

Some seemingly minor changes highlighted in the patch notes do not at first glance feel like dramatic adjustments, but the wide range of issues being addressed are likely to have a significant effect on the play experience. You can read the full patch notes to see just how extensive these changes are.

One of the most notable changes involves how treasure chests count toward the tomb trials, a critical-path mission in the middle of the game that has halted forward momentum for many players (enough that we wrote a whole guide on the subject). One of the objectives for that mission demands players open 15 treasure chests, but players were only getting credit for chests they personally opened. On February 22, that will change so that all squad members get credit for an opened chest.

Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

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Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

Sony and the PlayStation haven't dove into early access as much as the PC or even Xbox One, but upcoming free-form creator Dreams (from Media Molecule) is jumping into the space, letting players try out a limited pre-release version of the game this spring for $29.99 before the full release later in 2019.

The early access edition isn't the full version of the title (Sony confirms there is no Story mode, for example), but it contains tutorials to help you get started as well as content from Media Molecule to play and edit. The developer says it is adding more features, levels, tutorials, and assets before release, and if you've made something in the beta from last year, you can pick up with it where you left off. Users can also stream and share creations during the period.

Media Molecule says this early access version of Dreams is a "strictly limited release," but it's unknown exactly to what extent. So, if you're interested, it's best not to hesitate when it comes out this spring.

Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

about X hours ago from
Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

Sony and the PlayStation haven't dove into early access as much as the PC or even Xbox One, but upcoming free-form creator Dreams (from Media Molecule) is jumping into the space, letting players try out a limited pre-release version of the game this spring for $29.99 before the full release later in 2019.

The early access edition isn't the full version of the title (Sony confirms there is no Story mode, for example), but it contains tutorials to help you get started as well as content from Media Molecule to play and edit. The developer says it is adding more features, levels, tutorials, and assets before release, and if you've made something in the beta from last year, you can pick up with it where you left off. Users can also stream and share creations during the period.

Media Molecule says this early access version of Dreams is a "strictly limited release," but it's unknown exactly to what extent. So, if you're interested, it's best not to hesitate when it comes out this spring.

Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

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Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

Xbox Game Pass continues to grow its library with some strong offerings over the next few days, featuring some games you should make time for if you haven't already.

Alien: IsolationThe Walking Dead: Season 2, Batman: Return To Arkham (which includes both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City), Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and Headlander will all arrive on the service by the end of the month, Microsoft has announced. Those first two titles will arrive on the service February 28, while the rest will arrive tomorrow, February 21.

If you're interested in seeing what else Game Pass has to offer (including all first-party Xbox One titles like Crackdown 3), check out the full list here.

Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

about X hours ago from
Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

Xbox Game Pass continues to grow its library with some strong offerings over the next few days, featuring some games you should make time for if you haven't already.

Alien: IsolationThe Walking Dead: Season 2, Batman: Return To Arkham (which includes both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City), Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and Headlander will all arrive on the service by the end of the month, Microsoft has announced. Those first two titles will arrive on the service February 28, while the rest will arrive tomorrow, February 21.

If you're interested in seeing what else Game Pass has to offer (including all first-party Xbox One titles like Crackdown 3), check out the full list here.

Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

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Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

In the four months since its release, Black Ops 4 has undergone a number of changes, particularly with regards to its battle royale mode, Blackout. Yesterday's seasonal content update brought something new besides the flurry of content: loot boxes.

Called Reserve Crates, each Black Ops 4's brand of loot boxes is similar to others in that it contains cosmetic items like weapon skins. You can buy crates for 200 COD points (in-game currency bought with cash) or earn one for every two hours of play in multiplayer or Blackout. Eurogamer is also reporting that players can earn weapons that give the players small experience boosts per kill.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our review.

Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

about X hours ago from
Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

In the four months since its release, Black Ops 4 has undergone a number of changes, particularly with regards to its battle royale mode, Blackout. Yesterday's seasonal content update brought something new besides the flurry of content: loot boxes.

Called Reserve Crates, each Black Ops 4's brand of loot boxes is similar to others in that it contains cosmetic items like weapon skins. You can buy crates for 200 COD points (in-game currency bought with cash) or earn one for every two hours of play in multiplayer or Blackout. Eurogamer is also reporting that players can earn weapons that give the players small experience boosts per kill.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our review.