Double Fine Goes Rogue(lite) With Rad, A Fresh View Of The Post-Apocalypse

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Double Fine Goes Rogue(lite) With Rad, A Fresh View Of The Post-Apocalypse

We all know Double Fine for its rich history of adventure games with an unmistakable, funky charm. Founder Tim Schafer is a household name at this point, especially because of games like Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Psychonauts, but there’s a lot more to the independent development studio than Schafer’s legacy. I'd say Double Fine's collection of games is already rad, and it's about to be even more so with Rad. The game is being led by Lee Petty, who has had a prominent role at Double Fine as art director for both Brutal Legend and Broken Age, and project lead for Headlander. And I was able to catch up with him and see Rad in action.

At its foundation, Rad is a roguelite isometric action game set in a deranged, yet colorful non-linear wasteland, which may sound familiar. Rad has its own twists, though. Mutations act as randomized power-ups that add a necessary (and unpredictable) diversity to your moveset. One such mutation can be a cute, monster-like turret attached to your back that shoots enemies behind you or thrown down in a stationary position. Or you can grow irradiated feet that makes you immune to poisonous terrain and leaves a hazardous trail to trap enemies in pursuit. Variation is key to the roguelite genre, and appears that Rad gives that to you in spades.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Guide--Where To Find Key Early-Game Shinobi Prosthetics

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Guide--Where To Find Key Early-Game Shinobi Prosthetics

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is full of tough enemies, like all of From Software's titles. Fighting them requires quick reflexes as you block and deflect attacks while looking for an opening to strike back. But some enemies can be dealt with in more creative ways than just hacking away at them with your sword. As you work your way through Sekiro, you'll also find additional weapons that often give you quick access to various baddies' weaknesses.

These weapons get added to the Shinobi Prosthetic, the special prosthetic left arm that allows you to do all kinds of things in Sekiro, including grapple up onto buildings and trees. But in order to use the tools for the Shinobi Prosthetic, you'll have to find them. There are a bunch, and they're usually scattered throughout the game world. Some you can buy, some you'll earn from boss fights, and some you'll have to locate by exploring as you go.

There are three prosthetics early in Sekiro that are extremely easy to miss, but if you have them, they can make the game's first few hours a whole lot easier. The Firecrackers, Shinobi Axe, and Flame Vent can give you the edge against a variety of different enemies, including a few tough early bosses. If you don't know where to look for them, you can walk right past them, though--and that can make your first few hours in Sekiro a lot more trying.

Every Triple H Wrestlemania Entrance In WWE History, Ranked

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Every Triple H Wrestlemania Entrance In WWE History, Ranked


Triple H is a 14-time world champion and one WWE's most successful and well-known superstars. But you wouldn't know it from his Wrestlemania win/loss record. In 22 matches, Triple H has racked up 9 wins and 13 losses.

That's because for the majority of his career, Triple H was the biggest, most dominant villain in the WWE. And when Triple H loses at Wrestlemania, it's usually to give the fans a "happy ending," after months of disappointment and frustration at the hands of a nefarious heel. Triple H dominates, cheats, and manipulates his way to victory 11 months out of the year. But at Wrestlemania? He's at his most vulnerable, and the crowd is all the more wild for it.

This is also why his entrances are invariably grand, high-budget spectacles. The more mighty and monstrous Triple H looks, the bigger the accomplishment is when he's taken down. Here are all 22 of Triple H's Wrestlemania entrances, ranked from worst to best. If you liked this gallery, check out our countdown of the best Undertaker entrances. And keep track of our ongoing coverage of Wrestlemania 35 on April 7. We'll be covering the Showcase of the Immortals extensively over the next several weeks.

Triple H is a 14-time world champion and one WWE's most successful and well-known superstars. But you wouldn't know it from his Wrestlemania win/loss record. In 22 matches, Triple H has racked up 9 wins and 13 losses.

HBO's Deadwood Movie Gets First Trailer And May Release Date

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It's taken 13 years, but the Deadwood movie, which continues the story of the HBO series that ended in 2006, is finally ready to show itself to the world. HBO has announced that the film will premiere on the network on May 31 and released the first teaser trailer, giving fans a small taste of what to expect.

The movie returns to the town of Deadwood as South Dakota celebrates its statehood in 1889. The plot synopsis from HBO reads, "Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought."

Perhaps most exciting is practically the entire cast is returning for the project, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, Gerald McRaney, Sean Bridgers, W. Earl Brown, and Keone Young. Additionally, Jade Pettyjohn (The Last Ship) is joining the ensemble. They have joined forces once more with series creator David Milch, who wrote the film, and director Daniel Minahan, who helmed episodes of the series, as well as installments of Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, and American Crime Story.

Epic Games Store Won't Accept "Crappy" Games

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Epic Games disrupted the industry when it unveiled the Epic Games Store, a distribution platform similar to Valve's Steam, late last year. Since then, we've seen a number of exclusive game releases on the Epic Games Store, skipping Steam at least for the time being. While Epic has a lot of catching up to do in terms of feature set, CEO Tim Sweeney has declared its stance on allowing "crappy" games onto the platform.

In an interview with PC Gamer, Sweeney said the Epic Games Store won't distribute low-qualiy games, although it's unclear how that quality will be determined. The Epic Games Store will have a vetting process to ensure only "reasonably good quality games, of any scale, whether small indie games to huge triple-A games" make the cut. "We'll have a quality standard that doesn't accept crappy games," Sweeney said. "We'll take everything up to, like, an R-rated movie or an M-rated game."

Sekiro Guide: How Death Impacts Your Journey

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Death is an old friend to fans of From Software's Bloodborne and Dark Souls games, as the Soulsborne titles all implement mechanics and features that relate to dying. From Software's newest game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is no different. However, death works a little bit differently in Sekiro.

In the following guide, we go over all the ways that death impacts your journey in Sekiro. Whether you want to know when the best time to use the revive mechanic is or how to deal with the effects of Dragonrot, read ahead to learn more.

Sekiro is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. If you're still on the fence about whether you want to buy the game, read our review-in-progress. In it, Tamoor Hussain gives the game a 9/10, writing, "Sekiro marries From Software's unique brand of gameplay with stealth action to deliver an experience that is as challenging as it is gratifying."

Blizzard Is Making World Of Warcraft Free This Weekend For People With Inactive Accounts

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If you've let your World of Warcraft subscription go inactive, Blizzard really wants you to come back this weekend. To encourage players with inactive accounts to return, the publisher is upgrading those accounts with all expansion packs through Legion and offering a three-hour trial of the latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth. World of Warcraft is free to play now through Sunday, March 24.

To take advantage of the limited-time offer, all you have to do is re-download the Battle.net desktop app, log into your account, click on the World of Warcraft tab, install or update the game, and hit Play.

If you haven't been keeping up with all the expansions, there's a lot of new content to check out, such as new worlds, classes, races, and mechanics, and you likely won't have time to dive into all of it this weekend. As another incentive to bring old players back, Blizzard is offering $20 off on both the Battle for Azeroth expansion and the World of Warcraft: Complete Collection through March 31. Select game services are also marked down by 30%: character transfer, faction change, and race change.

Battlefield 5 Firestorm Battle Royale Mode Detailed In New Trailer

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Battlefield 5 is getting the long-awaited arrival of its battle royale mode Firestorm next week, and DICE has released a new trailer (above) along with a ton of details on the mode. The 64-player mode has some recognizable battle royale elements, but with a distinct Battlefield flavor.

A ring of fire around the map slowly closes in and destroys all in its path. The map is called Halvoy, and DICE boasts that it's ten times bigger than Battlefield 5's largest map, Hamada. In addition to the standard battle royale scrounging for resources and survival, you'll also be aiming to secure Re-supply Points and Vehicle Lockups. Some of those lockups will contain combat vehicles like choppers and tanks, which are very powerful but can be brought down with anti-vehicle weaponry. The mode will launch with 17 vehicles.

You'll also be able to call in reinforcements like artillery strikes or supply drops. And as a Battlefield game, the buildings are destructible, letting you smoke out enemies hiding in houses as long as you have the weaponry to do some demolition.

Battlefield 5 Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Detailed In New Trailer

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Battlefield 5 is getting the long-awaited arrival of its battle royale mode Firestorm next week, and DICE has released a new trailer (above) along with a ton of details on the mode. The 64-player mode has some recognizable battle royale elements, but with a distinct Battlefield flavor.

As detailed in a series of extensive blog posts from DICE, a ring of fire around the map slowly closes in and destroys all in its path. The map is called Halvoy, and DICE boasts that it's ten times bigger than Battlefield 5's largest map, Hamada. In addition to the standard battle royale scrounging for resources and survival, you'll also be aiming to secure Re-supply Points and Vehicle Lockups. Some of those lockups will contain combat vehicles like choppers and tanks, which are very powerful but can be brought down with anti-vehicle weaponry. The mode will launch with 17 vehicles, which could be a major point of differentiation between Firestorm and competing battle royale games.

You'll also be able to call in reinforcements like artillery strikes or supply drops. And as a Battlefield game, the buildings are destructible, letting you smoke out enemies hiding in houses as long as you have the weaponry to do some demolition.