Even Harder Corps

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Even Harder Corps

Indie game studio JoyMasher has been working on their Contra-inspired sidescrolling shooter Blazing Chrome for a little while now and the game manages to impress at every new showing. There's something decidedly refreshing about how deliberately Blazing Chrome wears its inspirations on its sleeves, especially in this new video showing the first section of the fourth level.

Check out the video below.

Unfortunately it cuts off right before a mid-boss battle, which I was eager to see, but it's clear to see that skill is important to not dying in the new game. Any damage kills your character, so most new players will probably get hit by everything. It's good to know that you can get good enough to just speed through and it looks pretty fair to do so.

Even Harder Corps

about X hours ago from
Even Harder Corps

Indie game studio JoyMasher has been working on their Contra-inspired sidescrolling shooter Blazing Chrome for a little while now and the game manages to impress at every new showing. There's something decidedly refreshing about how deliberately Blazing Chrome wears its inspirations on its sleeves, especially in this new video showing the first section of the fourth level.

Check out the video below.

Unfortunately it cuts off right before a mid-boss battle, which I was eager to see, but it's clear to see that skill is important to not dying in the new game. Any damage kills your character, so most new players will probably get hit by everything. It's good to know that you can get good enough to just speed through and it looks pretty fair to do so.

We Discuss Our Time Behind The Wheel In Rage 2

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We Discuss Our Time Behind The Wheel In Rage 2

During our Rage 2 cover story trip to Avalanche Studios in Sweden, we got behind the wheel of a tricked-out hot rod then went toe-to-toe against a missile-spewing 18-wheeler in a deadly race across the wasteland. In short, Rage 2’s car combat is a thrill, but Javy Gwaltney, Leo Vader, and Ben Reeves are here to expand upon their impressions in this written discussion.

Ben: I found it interesting Avalanche chose to start our demo with a vehicle chase/battle. I think that means they found some fun in the car combat – or at least they think it’s an important pillar of the game. Personally, I thought that convoy battle was a cool set piece, but what were your initial impressions?

Leo: It’s obviously not what I’ll be coming to the game for, but it bodes well that the vehicle combat is getting a focus. A sizable portion of any open world game is spent moving from objective to objective, so the potential for car battles feeding into upgrades and progression for your ride makes those trips between waypoints seem more enticing and less tedious.

We Discuss Our Time Behind The Wheel In Rage 2

about X hours ago from
We Discuss Our Time Behind The Wheel In Rage 2

During our Rage 2 cover story trip to Avalanche Studios in Sweden, we got behind the wheel of a tricked-out hot rod then went toe-to-toe against a missile-spewing 18-wheeler in a deadly race across the wasteland. In short, Rage 2’s car combat is a thrill, but Javy Gwaltney, Leo Vader, and Ben Reeves are here to expand upon their impressions in this written discussion.

Ben: I found it interesting Avalanche chose to start our demo with a vehicle chase/battle. I think that means they found some fun in the car combat – or at least they think it’s an important pillar of the game. Personally, I thought that convoy battle was a cool set piece, but what were your initial impressions?

Leo: It’s obviously not what I’ll be coming to the game for, but it bodes well that the vehicle combat is getting a focus. A sizable portion of any open world game is spent moving from objective to objective, so the potential for car battles feeding into upgrades and progression for your ride makes those trips between waypoints seem more enticing and less tedious.

Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

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Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

A lot of wastelands are defined by their greys and browns. We’re fascinated with post-apocalyptic worlds, but we’re tired of looking at them. Thankfully, in recent years, developers have begun to shift towards more colorful dystopias. Avalanche Studios has taken Rage’s desert environments and brightened them up for the sequel with a variety of forests and pink-streaked shanty towns. We take a deeper look at all the environments you trek through in Rage 2.

For more on Rage 2 be sure to check out our cover story hub by clicking on the banner below.

Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

about X hours ago from
Showcasing The Unexpected Beauty Of Rage 2’s Biomes

A lot of wastelands are defined by their greys and browns. We’re fascinated with post-apocalyptic worlds, but we’re tired of looking at them. Thankfully, in recent years, developers have begun to shift towards more colorful dystopias. Avalanche Studios has taken Rage’s desert environments and brightened them up for the sequel with a variety of forests and pink-streaked shanty towns. We take a deeper look at all the environments you trek through in Rage 2.

For more on Rage 2 be sure to check out our cover story hub by clicking on the banner below.

Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

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Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

Bandai Namco has unveiled the opening cinematic for One Piece World Seeker, showcasing some of Luffy's powers, members of his Straw Hat crew, and some of the bad guys he'll face on Jail Island, World Seeker's main locale.

One Piece World Seeker launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15.

Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

about X hours ago from
Here's One Piece World Seeker's Opening Cinematic

Bandai Namco has unveiled the opening cinematic for One Piece World Seeker, showcasing some of Luffy's powers, members of his Straw Hat crew, and some of the bad guys he'll face on Jail Island, World Seeker's main locale.

One Piece World Seeker launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15.

Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

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Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

Update: As part of the annual Jump Fest event, Bandai Namco has shown off a new trailer featuring Deku and Black Clover's Asta in action. You can find the original story below.

Bandai Namco released a story trailer today for Jump Force, their new crossover fighting game featuring heroes and villains from Japanese comic magazine Shonen Jump. After that trailer, they announced that Deku, the young protagonist from My Hero Academia, would be joining the fight for our quirk-less Earth as part of the base roster.

Guess who’s Detroit SMASHING!!! into #JUMPFORCE. Pre-order your copy today and Unite to Fight: https://t.co/2aJpkIOzL5 pic.twitter.com/V36d0Cw9xf

Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

about X hours ago from
Watch Footage Of Deku From My Hero Academia, Asta From Black Clover In Jump Force

Update: As part of the annual Jump Fest event, Bandai Namco has shown off a new trailer featuring Deku and Black Clover's Asta in action. You can find the original story below.

Bandai Namco released a story trailer today for Jump Force, their new crossover fighting game featuring heroes and villains from Japanese comic magazine Shonen Jump. After that trailer, they announced that Deku, the young protagonist from My Hero Academia, would be joining the fight for our quirk-less Earth as part of the base roster.

Guess who’s Detroit SMASHING!!! into #JUMPFORCE.
Pre-order your copy today and Unite to Fight: https://t.co/2aJpkIOzL5 pic.twitter.com/V36d0Cw9xf