Reader Discussion – Do You Have A Favorite Game/Album Combo?

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Reader Discussion – Do You Have A Favorite Game/Album Combo?

At one point in your life, you've started listening to a new album while you were playing a game. Maybe you really liked that album, and started listening to it several times. And while you were, you just happened to be playing a game that didn't really need you to pay attention to its sound all the time. So you started listening to that album while you were playing the game. And maybe you did that enough that you made a fond little memory out of it.

My favorite game/album combo has to be taking out Far Cry 3 outposts while listening while listening to Grimes' "Visions." It's a fantastic album, and Grimes' vocals are just clouded enough that you had to listen to it several times just to figure out what she was saying. Similarly, as an open-world game, Far Cry 3 eventually hits the point where you're doing cleanup objectives before tackling the next story mission, so trying to listen to "Visions" intently while absent-mindedly sniping bad guys from afar melded together nicely. I have no idea of the two of them mesh in any thematic way, but to me, the two are forever intertwined.

Reader Discussion – Do You Have A Favorite Game/Album Combo?

about X hours ago from
Reader Discussion – Do You Have A Favorite Game/Album Combo?

At one point in your life, you've started listening to a new album while you were playing a game. Maybe you really liked that album, and started listening to it several times. And while you were, you just happened to be playing a game that didn't really need you to pay attention to its sound all the time. So you started listening to that album while you were playing the game. And maybe you did that enough that you made a fond little memory out of it.

My favorite game/album combo has to be taking out Far Cry 3 outposts while listening while listening to Grimes' "Visions." It's a fantastic album, and Grimes' vocals are just clouded enough that you had to listen to it several times just to figure out what she was saying. Similarly, as an open-world game, Far Cry 3 eventually hits the point where you're doing cleanup objectives before tackling the next story mission, so trying to listen to "Visions" intently while absent-mindedly sniping bad guys from afar melded together nicely. I have no idea of the two of them mesh in any thematic way, but to me, the two are forever intertwined.

Far Cry 5 Live-Action Short Film Now Available On Youtube

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Far Cry 5 Live-Action Short Film Now Available On Youtube

About a month ago, Ubisoft released a live-action short film on Amazon Prime to promote Far Cry 5, chronicling the story of three vloggers who venture in the Far Cry 5's Hope County and encounter the game's fictional Eden's Gate cult.

Today, Ubisoft has made the 30-minute movie available on Youtube, meaning you no longer require a subscription to view it. If you're playing Far Cry 5 and want little more background on Joseph Seed, or haven't and want some details before diving in, you can watch it below.

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Far Cry 5 Live-Action Short Film Now Available On Youtube

about X hours ago from
Far Cry 5 Live-Action Short Film Now Available On Youtube

About a month ago, Ubisoft released a live-action short film on Amazon Prime to promote Far Cry 5, chronicling the story of three vloggers who venture in the Far Cry 5's Hope County and encounter the game's fictional Eden's Gate cult.

Today, Ubisoft has made the 30-minute movie available on Youtube, meaning you no longer require a subscription to view it. If you're playing Far Cry 5 and want little more background on Joseph Seed, or haven't and want some details before diving in, you can watch it below.

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Pokémon Go Gets Environmental With Earth Day Event

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Pokémon Go Gets Environmental With Earth Day Event

Pokémon Go is a game about getting up and out into the world, and with its upcoming Earth Day event, it's encouraging players to make that world a better place. Pokémon Go-getters can make a difference this Earth Day by participating in the Pokémon Go Earth Day Cleanup event on April 22.

Niantic has partnered up with Mission Blue, Playmob, and local non-profits to encourage Pokémon Go players to go to select locations and lending a helping hand by picking up trash and cleaning up the environment. Players will earn boosts to Stardust when catching Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokémon, depending on how many registered players are in that given area.

For more information on the event and how to register, head over to the event page.

Pokémon Go Gets Environmental With Earth Day Event

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Go Gets Environmental With Earth Day Event

Pokémon Go is a game about getting up and out into the world, and with its upcoming Earth Day event, it's encouraging players to make that world a better place. Pokémon Go-getters can make a difference this Earth Day by participating in the Pokémon Go Earth Day Cleanup event on April 22.

Niantic has partnered up with Mission Blue, Playmob, and local non-profits to encourage Pokémon Go players to go to select locations and lending a helping hand by picking up trash and cleaning up the environment. Players will earn boosts to Stardust when catching Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokémon, depending on how many registered players are in that given area.

For more information on the event and how to register, head over to the event page.

Rainbow Six Siege Implementing New Ways To Combat Toxcity

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Rainbow Six Siege Implementing New Ways To Combat Toxcity

Rainbow Six Siege has come a long way since it debuted back in 2015, but like many multiplayer games, it can be a conduit for jerks who make the experience worse for everyone. Thankfully, Ubisoft has announced it's cracking down.

"Our end goal is to track negative player behavior, manage those that behave poorly, and eventually implement features that will encourage players to improve their behavior," Ubisoft stated on its blog.

To do that, it's implementing a trio of chat improvements. The first is the ability to mute the text or voice chat for any player in a match individually. This should let you silence any griefers, or just that guy who's playing his music way too loud. The second is an automatic filter that will censor certain words and notify the player that they're using offensive language. 

Rainbow Six Siege Implementing New Ways To Combat Toxcity

about X hours ago from
Rainbow Six Siege Implementing New Ways To Combat Toxcity

Rainbow Six Siege has come a long way since it debuted back in 2015, but like many multiplayer games, it can be a conduit for jerks who make the experience worse for everyone. Thankfully, Ubisoft has announced it's cracking down.

"Our end goal is to track negative player behavior, manage those that behave poorly, and eventually implement features that will encourage players to improve their behavior," Ubisoft stated on its blog.

To do that, it's implementing a trio of chat improvements. The first is the ability to mute the text or voice chat for any player in a match individually. This should let you silence any griefers, or just that guy who's playing his music way too loud. The second is an automatic filter that will censor certain words and notify the player that they're using offensive language. 

Slime Rancher Coming To PS4 With Physical Release This Fall

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Slime Rancher Coming To PS4 With Physical Release This Fall

Slime Rancher, a game from Monomi Park where you build a ranch and fill it with happy-looking goobers called slimes, is making its way onto PlayStation 4 this September. The game will be made available in a physical form for the first time this fall on Xbox One and PS4. Digital versions are currently available on Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux.

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To see why we thought this game was more than a run-of-the-mill farming simulator, check out our review.

Slime Rancher Coming To PS4 With Physical Release This Fall

about X hours ago from
Slime Rancher Coming To PS4 With Physical Release This Fall

Slime Rancher, a game from Monomi Park where you build a ranch and fill it with happy-looking goobers called slimes, is making its way onto PlayStation 4 this September. The game will be made available in a physical form for the first time this fall on Xbox One and PS4. Digital versions are currently available on Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux.

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To see why we thought this game was more than a run-of-the-mill farming simulator, check out our review.