Overwatch's New Hero, Baptiste, Is Available Now For Everyone

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Overwatch's new hero, Baptiste, is out now for everyone on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Baptiste had been available on Overwatch's PTR for a while now, but he's finally available for everyone on every platform. Like Overwatch's other post-release characters, he's free.

Baptiste is Overwatch's 30th hero. A combat medic who serves as a support class in Blizzard's hero shooter, his primary weapon is the Biotic Launcher, which is a burst-fire rifle that fires three rounds at a time. His secondary fire heals allies.

He is also capable of jumping extra high thanks to his powerful Exo Boots. Additionally, Baptiste wields an "Immortality Field" that creates a field that keeps his allies alive, while he also has an "Amplification Matrix" that doubles damage and healing effects.

Red Dead Online Update Adds Fishing Challenge And More

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Red Dead Online Update Adds Fishing Challenge And More

The latest update for the ongoing Red Dead Online beta has arrived, and it adds a new free roam event. The event is a "Fishing Challenge," that, as its name suggests, challenges players to compete against others to catch as many fish as possible.

As part of the challenge, players are tasked with racking up the most total weight for fish; and this has variations for water types: Lakes, Rivers, and Swamps.

In addition to the new fishing challenge, Rockstar has introduced a number of new items to grab from the store, including the Gator Hat, Ortega Vest, Pelt Half Chaps, and Woodland Gloves. They are available for a limited time from Wheeler, Rawson, and Co.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection: Dev Talks Mods, Dedicated Servers, Frame Rate, And Much More For PC Release

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection: Dev Talks Mods, Dedicated Servers, Frame Rate, And Much More For PC Release

Halo developer 343 Industries held a Reddit AMA today where it answered a series of fans' burning questions about Halo: The Master Chief Collection's PC release and more. The studio talked about mod support on PC, dedicated servers, how you'll be able to buy each game on PC within the package, the possibility of bringing Halo 5 to The Master Chief Collection, and a lot more.

You can read the full Reddit AMA here, while we've rounded up some of the more interesting subjects and answers in this post.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection comes to PC through Steam and the Windows Store later . this year. As announced previously, games within the package will be released individually, beginning with Halo: Reach (which is also coming to Xbox One). The game was recently revealed to not be an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

27 Game Of Thrones Questions Season 8 Needs To Answer

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27 Game Of Thrones Questions Season 8 Needs To Answer

Game of Thrones Season 8 is almost here.

Say what you want about HBO's Game of Thrones adaptation--at least it's going to have an ending. Author George R.R. Martin's books remain in limbo, with two final novels still in progress as the TV show's last season approaches. With a premiere date on April 14, Game of Thrones Season 8 is almost here.

The show was never going to be perfect, and we've had our fair share of gripes. Martin famously has said that he once considered the series unfilmable. The source material is complex, multi-layered, and often ambiguous, and the show has gradually trimmed the series' fat until only what matters remains. Season 8 is going to be a lean, mean series of six final episodes that will finally bring the story to a close.

But it will also leave some loose ends, we have no doubt. In the beginning the show was an essentially direct adaptation of the books, and there are details in early seasons that seemingly never amounted to anything. Other threads were simply dropped, and we're hoping they'll get picked up again.

There's no way Game of Thrones Season 8 will answer all these. In a saga this massive, there are bound to be lingering questions and doubts. But as Game of Thrones' final season approaches, we can't help but wonder about these anyway.

Anthem Sales Open Strong In The US, Second-Biggest BioWare Release Ever For First Month

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The NPD Group has released its US sales report for February, revealing the best-selling hardware and software for the month and providing an overall health update on the industry.

Starting with game sales, BioWare's Anthem was the best-selling title of the month, beating out other new releases like Jump Force, Far Cry New Dawn, and Metro Exodus.

Anthem enjoyed the second highest launch-month sales in BioWare's history, only behind 2012's Mass Effect 3. It is now 2019's second best-selling game, trailing only Kingdom Hearts III. One caveat to mention with Anthem is that PC digital sales are not included. Publisher Electronic Arts has not shared any hard sales data for Anthem.

Google's Stadia Controller Hides The Konami Code, Which Has Some New Tricks

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At Google's GDC 2019 keynote, company VP Phil Harrison revealed a new cloud gaming streaming service called Stadia. During the presentation, Harrison also unveiled a new controller specifically designed for Stadia. The floor model that's currently being displayed at the show, as confirmed by GameSpot' sister site CNET, has the Konami code engraved on it. You can see the engraving in the tweet below.

According to Polygon, you can go to Stadia's website and actually input the Konami code with your computer keyboard to find a cool Easter egg: a 3D model of the new controller. You can spin the controller around on your screen in order to get a better idea as to how it's shaped. For those who don't know, the full Konami code is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start. You only need to input the first 10 keys, however, to see the controller model on Stadia's website.

Yes, Google did put the Konami code on the back of the #Stadia controller. #GDC19 https://t.co/wbMcyQPBqi pic.twitter.com/86un28ZLKI