Pillars Of Eternity II Gets Turn-Based Mode Nearly A Year After Launch

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Pillars Of Eternity II Gets Turn-Based Mode Nearly A Year After Launch

Isometric RPGs have a lot of variance in their battle styles and there's no one "right" way to do them. Pillars of Eternity decided to make their battle system real time with pausing, as opposed to turn-based, which meant that some fans who prefer the latter were left out in the cold and into the arms of Divinity. Now, Obsidian is going ahead and giving everyone what they want by adding a turn-based battle system to Pillars of Eternity II this week.

The turn-based battle mode will release on January 24 to all owners of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, allowing players to select between real time with pause and turn-based battles. You might think this is a massive change that would adjust the battle of the game, and you'd be right, which means the mode will be in beta while it undergoes mass testing from the playerbase.

Just making the mode require turns isn't as simple as it sounds, as it requires stats that players mostly never needed to care about. Initiative is now an extremely useful metric governing turn order, which can make or break your entire strategy for fights. Obsidian wants both new and old players to give the new mode a shot just to see how much it has changed.

Realm Royale Open Beta Drops Today On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Realm Royale Open Beta Drops Today On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Despite a shaky closed beta period on PC and consoles last year, Realm Royale’s open beta is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Advertised as a customizable multiplayer adventure in which players are tasked with selecting classes and crafting items and skills, Realm Royale’s inventive gameplay is likely to entice a vast majority of players looking for more nuanced battle royale experiences. 

Hi-Rez Studios has also promised an array of new content, in addition to the open beta announcement, that includes class masteries, deeper avatar customization to mirror player preference, and two new firearms: the Assault Rifle and the SMG. In line with Realm Royale’s RPG-esque gameplay, these weapons can be looted from chests or simply crafted. 

Finally, a Pirates vs. Ninjas Battle Pass event, entitled “Steel and Shadow,” will accompany the open beta. The Battle Pass and its vast lineup of progression rewards, however, will only be available for free for PlayStation Plus members. Though news of the full game’s release has yet to be announced, Realm Royale seeks to drastically re-invent the ever-popular battle royale genre, which we recently argued is here to stay for the long haul.

Your Arsenal Takes Shape In Latest Metro Exodus Trailer

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Your Arsenal Takes Shape In Latest Metro Exodus Trailer

When Metro Exodus launches next month, the game will be changing somewhat from its prequels. Ammo no longer doubles as currency which means you can let them fly with a little more abandon this time around. Then to further incentivize some good, post-apocalyptic destruction, 4A Games released a trailer showcasing the wide array of customization options for your guns. 

The trailer gives a close look at how easily you can switch up a gun's effectiveness on the fly. Taking a long-range gun to close-range when the situation calls for it. It's seems versatile, but you see for yourself in the trailer above.

You can check also out Matt Bertz's in-depth preview on the game here, or if you'd like to see some behind the scenes footage on how these guns are created, watch the video below where we spoke with the game's art director. 

Your Arsenal Takes Shape In Latest Metro Exodus Trailer

about X hours ago from
Your Arsenal Takes Shape In Latest Metro Exodus Trailer

When Metro Exodus launches next month, the game will be changing somewhat from its prequels. Ammo no longer doubles as currency which means you can let them fly with a little more abandon this time around. Then to further incentivize some good, post-apocalyptic destruction, 4A Games released a trailer showcasing the wide array of customization options for your guns. 

The trailer gives a close look at how easily you can switch up a gun's effectiveness on the fly. Taking a long-range gun to close-range when the situation calls for it. It's seems versatile, but you see for yourself in the trailer above.

You can check also out Matt Bertz's in-depth preview on the game here, or if you'd like to see some behind the scenes footage on how these guns are created, watch the video below where we spoke with the game's art director. 

Fortnite Patch Brings Sneaky Snowman Disguise, New Limited Time Sniper Shootout Mode

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Fortnite Patch Brings Sneaky Snowman Disguise, New Limited Time Sniper Shootout Mode

Epic detailed its next Fortnite content drop today in the v7.20 patch notes on its blog. The update adds performance fixes and some winter-y content to each of the game’s modes, including Battle Royale, Save the World, and Creative Mode.

One highlight is the new Sneaky Snowman item in Battle Royale — a spiritual successor to the Bush that lets players blend in with surrounding foliage. Except now it’s a snowman. You can see it in action in the trailer below.

The Block, the Battle Royale space that features player creations from Creative Mode, is now a pyramid with “secrets inside”, created by player Directingpete.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's New Spooky DLC Is Out

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's New Spooky DLC Is Out

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider has proved a divisive game since its release. If you found yourself one of the folks who loved it, great news, there's new DLC out today called The Nightmare.

According to Square-Enix, The Nightmare pits Lara against "familiar foes and fallen friends" all within the confines of Croft Manor.  The DLC also adds new customizations for outfits and weapons.

Journey through "The Nightmare," as Lara Croft faces against familiar enemies and fallen friends available here: https://t.co/5OcPVZAycU pic.twitter.com/Vuk1E3V9l4

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's New Spooky DLC Is Out

about X hours ago from
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's New Spooky DLC Is Out

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider has proved a divisive game since its release. If you found yourself one of the folks who loved it, great news, there's new DLC out today called The Nightmare.

According to Square-Enix, The Nightmare pits Lara against "familiar foes and fallen friends" all within the confines of Croft Manor.  The DLC also adds new customizations for outfits and weapons.

Journey through "The Nightmare," as Lara Croft faces against familiar enemies and fallen friends available here: https://t.co/5OcPVZAycU pic.twitter.com/Vuk1E3V9l4

Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

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Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

Capcom Japan held a stream recently in celebration of the looming release of Resident Evil 2 and revealed some additional content that is on its way to the game.

As you can see in the gallery below, classic skins are on the way for both Leon and tough it's not pictured, Claire will be getting a skin, as well. You will be able to essentially play as their models from the original 1998 PlayStation release.

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Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

about X hours ago from
Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

Capcom Japan held a stream recently in celebration of the looming release of Resident Evil 2 and revealed some additional content that is on its way to the game.

As you can see in the gallery below, classic skins are on the way for both Leon and Claire. You will be able to essentially play as their models from the original 1998 PlayStation release.

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Nintendo Holding Open Tournaments For Smash Ultimate And Splatoon 2

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Nintendo Holding Open Tournaments For Smash Ultimate And Splatoon 2

Nintendo is holding open tournaments for its two major competitive games, and they're open to players of all skill levels (who are at least 13 years old). Those who make it through the qualifying online rounds will participate in the finals at PAX East.

To participate in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, you can head here to register. To participate in the Splatoon 2 tournament, you can head here to register.

The Smash Bros. qualifiers are spaced out by region and begin on February 2. Splatoon 2's tournament is a little simpler as it takes place on February 10 with a follow-up qualifying round happening on March 2. You can find more details here.