There Are Too Many Yoshis In Woolly World's PAX Trailer

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There Are Too Many Yoshis In Woolly World's PAX Trailer

Nintendo's PAX trailer for Yoshi's Woolly World features lots of Yarn Yoshis, and shows off some of the game's additional mechanics.

You will see some special attacks and abilities, as well as some of the advantages of using amiibos with the game. You can check out the new trailer below.

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Sixteen Little Reasons You'll Want Watch These Lego World's Collide

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Sixteen Little Reasons You'll Want Watch These Lego World's Collide

As the toys to life genre has blossomed over the years with games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, I've grown a little weary. I don't like the idea of having to spend hundreds of dollars on toys that will eventually end up in a box next to my plastic guitar controllers and my old Ninja Turtle figures. However, after playing through Lego Dimension's latest build at this year's PAX, I discovered several reasons to drop some of my hard earned cash on these adorable little buildable sets.

Lego Dimensions is headed to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on September 27. Watch the game in action in the recent Scooby Doo trailer.

Trion Worlds Announces New Game, Atlas Reactor

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At PAX Prime 2015, Trion Worlds (Rift, Defiance) announced a new title coming to PC - Atlas Reactor. The game defies almost any standard explanation, but it looks like it's done something I really didn't think was possible - a team-based, simultaneous turn-based competitive multiplayer game. In the broadest strokes possible, think speedy Xcom meets League of Legends, with the turn stages meticulously designed to facilitate fast yet strategical gameplay.

Essentially, moves and abilities have priority designations that determine when they "go off" after being locked in each turn. As part of the design of Atlas Reactor, attacks and abilities happen before character movement each turn. For instance, if I expect a rocket barrage is incoming, I could use a "dash" ability to make sure I'm outside of the radius before attacks go off that turn. There's cover, are-of-effect abilities, "ultimate" skills that charge up over the course of a match, and even a taunt system that lets you get a hearty helping of character personality as you lay waste to your opponents. These abilities set up what turns into mind games - will an injured opponent do the traditional play and load up a punishing, reflective shield to survive an impending attack? Or will they know that you know that the shield is coming, so they try a different play completely?

Trying Out The Newest Characters

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The Street Fighter franchise has long played host to a cast of colorful characters with distinct fighting styles. With Street Fighter V, Capcom is filling the lineup with fighters that range from iconic to previously unknown.

In the beginning, the character reveals focused on the mainstays of the franchise – Ryu, Bison, Chun-Li, and Charlie Nash. Each of the characters feels similar to how they have in their other appearances, with the exception of Bison. In Street Fighter V, M. Bison doesn’t have his powerful Psycho Crusher special move (it’s instead saved for his powerful EX attack, similar to his appearances in the Alpha series), but is fast and features an increased emphasis on juggling.

In addition to those four, Street Fighter V will also include fan favorites Cammy, Ken, and Vega. Ken has a much more aggressive style than what has been seen in the past, looks vastly different than previous entries, and with the V-Skill and V-Trigger systems granting him unique abilities, he is further differentiated from his counterpart Ryu than ever before. 

Why I Can't Wait For Puzzle Quest To Consume My Phone Again

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Why I Can't Wait For Puzzle Quest To Consume My Phone Again

I absolutely adored the original Puzzle Quest, and I've spent an absurd amount of time playing Marvel Puzzle Quest over the last couple years, so I was excited to learn about D3 Go!'s upcoming Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest. After matching some colored gems during a demo at PAX, I'm convinced this new quest is going to eat up a lot of my phone's battery.

For the initial release of Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest, players will get to pick between one of five different planeswalkers to control. For the Magic uninitiated that just means you get to pick between five different badasses all with their own minions and spells. I played as a rough and tumble gladiator named Gideon who reminded me a little of myself.

In true Puzzle Quest form, anytime you match at least three gems you earn energy, which acts like casting mana for your cards. Matching gems that correspond to your character's color grants you bonus mana, and once you earn enough mana for a card, it's automatically thrown onto the board. Thankfully, you can rearrange the order of the cards in your hand to choose what will get cast first. Once monsters are on the board they will automatically attack at the end of each turn, and all of the familiar Magic rules apply (i.e. some minions have to be attacked before their hero can be attacked).

Why I Can't Wait For Puzzle Quest To Consume My Phone Again

about X hours ago from
Why I Can't Wait For Puzzle Quest To Consume My Phone Again

I absolutely adored the original Puzzle Quest, and I've spent an absurd amount of time playing Marvel Puzzle Quest over the last couple years, so I was excited to learn about D3 Go!'s upcoming Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest. After matching some colored gems during a demo at PAX, I'm convinced this new quest is going to eat up a lot of my phone's battery.

For the initial release of Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest, players will get to pick between one of five different planeswalkers to control. For the Magic uninitiated that just means you get to pick between five different badasses all with their own minions and spells. I played as a rough and tumble gladiator named Gideon who reminded me a little of myself.

In true Puzzle Quest form, anytime you match at least three gems you earn energy, which acts like casting mana for your cards. Matching gems that correspond to your character's color grants you bonus mana, and once you earn enough mana for a card, it's automatically thrown onto the board. Thankfully, you can rearrange the order of the cards in your hand to choose what will get cast first. Once monsters are on the board they will automatically attack at the end of each turn, and all of the familiar Magic rules apply (i.e. some minions have to be attacked before their hero can be attacked).

The Freestyle Guitar Solos Are A Ton Of Fun… Once You Understand Them

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The Freestyle Guitar Solos Are A Ton Of Fun… Once You Understand Them

Harmonix showed off its new freestyle guitar solo mechanics for Rock Band 4 at this year’s E3, and while I had fun recklessly shredding up and down the neck, I had little understanding of how to use them effectively. Because of this, they came off as little more than a fun new gimmick in a game that felt largely the same as its predecessors. With Rock Band 4’s release just over a month away, Harmonix has implemented a new tutorial for the guitar solos mechanic which completely changes how I view them.

Upon starting up the basic tutorial, I’m taught in a methodical, yet efficient manner what each symbol in the note highway means, how to play licks, and the best way to make my improvisations fit in with the song. The tutorial does a stellar job of familiarizing me with the concept, and before long, I’m playing along the generic backing track and actually sound pretty good.

While the basic tutorial gives me the ability to play licks at different speeds and lets me experiment with some different sounds, the advanced tutorial helps me further understand the trickier details, like manipulating feedback to fit into the song and finger tapping. 

Check Out 15 Minutes Of Narrated Hitman Gameplay Footage From Io Interactive

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Check Out 15 Minutes Of Narrated Hitman Gameplay Footage From Io Interactive

Io Interactive released some extended gameplay footage today of its upcoming Hitman, showing 15 minutes of footage.

The mission on display is called Showstopper and has Agent 47 exploring the crowds and backstage area of a large fashion show. Story spoilers are actively avoided in favor of focusing on gampeplay, so don't worry about that if you're trying to avoid story details about the new Hitman.

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You Can Choose Your Own Character In Minecraft: Story Mode

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You Can Choose Your Own Character In Minecraft: Story Mode

Telltale's narrative take on the Minecraft universe stars an adventurer named Jesse, but you can choose the character's gender and appearance.

Telltale has announced that PAX Prime attendees are getting the first hands-on demo of Minecraft: Story Mode, and one of the first things they'll do is customize their protagonist. The series features a number of different appearances for both a male and female version of Jesse. If you play as male Jesse, you'll be treated to the voice acting of comedian Patton Oswalt, while female Jesse is voiced by The Clone Wars' Catherine Taber. Check out a few of the appearance options in the gallery below.

The first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode is set to release this fall.

Why I Can't Wait For Puzzle Quest To Consume My Phone Again

about X hours ago from
Why I Can't Wait For Puzzle Quest To Consume My Phone Again

I absolutely adored the original Puzzle Quest, and I've spent an absurd amount of time playing Marvel Puzzle Quest over the last couple years, so I was excited to learn about D3 Go!'s upcoming Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest. After matching some colored gems during a demo at PAX, I'm convinced this new quest is going to eat up a lot of my phone's battery.

For the initial release of Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest, players will get to pick between one of five different planeswalkers to control. For the Magic uninitiated that just means you get to pick between five different badasses all with their own minions and spells. I played as a rough and tumble gladiator named Gideon who reminded me a little of myself.

In true Puzzle Quest form, anytime you match at least three gems you earn energy, which acts like casting mana for your cards. Matching gems that correspond to your character's color grants you bonus mana, and once you earn enough mana for a card, it's automatically thrown onto the board. Thankfully, you can rearrange the order of the cards in your hand to choose what will get cast first. Once monsters are on the board they will automatically attack at the end of each turn, and all of the familiar Magic rules apply (i.e. some minions have to be attacked before their hero can be attacked).