Battlefield 5 Adds Rush Mode For A Limited Time

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The final event of Battlefield V's Lightning Strikes update, Unstoppable Force, is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it brings back a fan-favorite Battlefield mode: Rush. The classic game type is now available to play on three maps, but it'll only be around for a limited time.

From now until March 20, players can jump into Rush mode on Twisted Steel, Narvik, and Devastation. The mode has two teams of 16 vying to control sectors of the map; the attacking team is charged with planting explosives on two objectives, while the defending team must prevent that from happening.

The Unstoppable Force event also brings with it two Weekly Challenges, each of which is comprised of several different tasks. If you complete all of them, you'll unlock the Mosquito FB Mk VI and Ju-88C planes. The first Weekly Challenge runs from March 7-14, while the second will be available from March 14-21. You can read more details about the tasks on the official Battlefield V website.

Duke Nukem Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

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Duke Nukem Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

3D Realms, the creators of Duke Nukem and the original Prey, have whole-heartedly embraced its past as old-school game developers. With Ion Maiden still in the wings, a throwback game that strongly emulates old-school shooters, the team at 3D Realms have more plans for another return trip to the past, strengthing the studio's belief that there's more to be said about games from a particular era. In the upcoming Wrath: Aeon of Ruin--launching this summer on PC-- it channels the same sense of action and pacing found from the early days of the 3D first-person shooter.

In a similar vein to 3D Realms' Ion Maiden, Wrath follows that same trend by sticking closely to the classic design of early 3D first-person shooters of the mid-90s, while also going all in on its action-horror angle. The developers, however, decided to push things a bit further by injecting some modern flair to help enhance some of the old-school aspects of its design. Built entirely on the original Quake engine, the same technology that id Software used for the 1996 FPS Quake, the developers worked closely with a number of designers and modders--including Jeremiah 'Killpixel' Fox--who used the tech at the time to make Wrath a more authentic game from the era.

Anthem Bug Makes Low-Level Weapon The Most Powerful Of All

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Anthem players have found another bug, but this time it's not crashing systems or other such inconveniences. Instead it's making a starter weapon overpowered--in fact, it's currently the most powerful weapon in the game.

A player on the Anthem subreddit found the bug. The user said that when experimenting with different loadouts, they found that the level 1 common Defender Rifle is actually stronger than their level 45 masterwork Ralner's Blaze rifle. This is despite the listed damage output for the level 1 weapon being much lower than for the Ralner. They claim they've gone on to try the Defender against other weapons and received similar results.

In response, a BioWare community manager stepped in and confirmed that this is a bug, stemming from how the default loadout items interact with higher-level gear. That would seem to imply that the level 1 Defender won't be as powerful for a brand-new player as it is for an experienced Freelancer with high-level gear. Still, it's definitely not working as intended, and the team is working on fixing it in an upcoming patch to hit on March 12.

Lord Of The Rings Prequel TV Show's Time Period Confirmed

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While few details about Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show have been released so far, the company is starting to tease the upcoming production. Following the map and poem released last month, we now know when the series will be set.

The setting for the series has been confirmed via two tweets. They show the map once more, but this time zoomed out to reveal the island of Númenor, which fans of JRR Tolkien's books will know was destroyed thousands of years before the events of Lord of the Rings. In addition, a second tweet of the map includes the caption "Welcome to the Second Age." Check it out below:

Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw

Lord Of The Rings Amazon Prime Show's Time Period Confirmed

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While few details about Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show have been released so far, the company is starting to tease the upcoming production. Following the map and poem released last month, we now know when the series will be set.

The setting for the series has been confirmed via two tweets. They show the map once more, but this time zoomed out to reveal the island of Númenor, which fans of JRR Tolkien's books will know was destroyed thousands of years before the events of Lord of the Rings. In addition, a second tweet of the map includes the caption "Welcome to the Second Age." Check it out below:

Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw

Amazon's Lord Of The Rings Show: New Details Reveal Exactly When It Takes Place

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While few details about Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show have been released so far, the company is starting to tease the upcoming production. Following the map and poem released last month, we now know when the series will be set.

The setting for the series has been confirmed via two tweets. They show the map once more, but this time zoomed out to reveal the island of Númenor, which fans of JRR Tolkien's books will know was destroyed thousands of years before the events of Lord of the Rings. In addition, a second tweet of the map includes the caption "Welcome to the Second Age." Check it out below:

Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw

Duke Nukem, Prey Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

about X hours ago from
Duke Nukem, Prey Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

3D Realms, the creators of Duke Nukem and the original Prey, have whole-heartedly embraced its past as old-school game developers. With Ion Maiden still in the wings, a throwback game that strongly emulates old-school shooters, the team at 3D Realms have more plans for another return trip to the past, strengthing the studio's belief that there's more to be said about games from a particular era. In the upcoming Wrath: Aeon of Ruin--launching this summer on PC-- it channels the same sense of action and pacing found from the early days of the 3D first-person shooter.

In a similar vein to 3D Realms' Ion Maiden, Wrath follows that same trend by sticking closely to the classic design of early 3D first-person shooters of the mid-90s, while also going all in on its action-horror angle. The developers, however, decided to push things a bit further by injecting some modern flair to help enhance some of the old-school aspects of its design. Built entirely on the original Quake engine, the same technology that id Software used for the 1996 FPS Quake, the developers worked closely with a number of modders and designers who used the tech at the time to make Wrath a more authentic game from the era.