Assault Android Cactus+ Review - Robots Rock

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Assault Android Cactus+ Review - Robots Rock

Assault Android Cactus, first released on PC back in 2015, is a game that feels perfectly suited to the Switch. It's the sort of experience that works equally at home on your TV and in your hands during a morning commute. Thanks to a handful of new additions and some excellent port work, this new 'plus' edition is the definitive way to experience Witch Beam's excellent twin-stick shooter.

Assault Android Cactus+ isn't a major overhaul of the original, but it's a significant iteration. As before, there are 25 levels to play through, nine playable characters--five of them unlockable--and the game's focus is on chasing high scores and earning higher ranks for performance by repeating levels. The further you go, the more enemies the game hurls at you in each level, and the more hits it takes to kill them. It's a frantic experience, one where you're almost constantly beset by loads of enemies, swarming and firing shots at you. By the end of the campaign the onslaughts can feel unending, even though, in truth, levels only last a few minutes each.

Is Shadow Ghost Cloud Gaming As Good As A Powerful PC?

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Is Shadow Ghost Cloud Gaming As Good As A Powerful PC?

The idea of playing games through a cloud streaming service is trending upward due to the likes of Sony's PSNow, Google Project Stream's early test run with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Nvidia's GeForce Now. And many signs point to cloud-based gaming being the next big shift in the industry with names like Microsoft and Amazon making moves in this space. Right now, French company Blade has a stake in cloud gaming with its Shadow streaming service and Shadow Ghost set-top box (an improved version of the Shadow Box we reviewed last year).

Blade has been expanding the reach of its service--it was previously only available in California for US customers, but is now currently available in most states in the US, the UK, Germany, and France. And I spent several hours using Shadow on a MacBook Air and the Shadow Ghost to see if this setup is a viable solution for those looking for a mid/high-end gaming PC.

Apex Legends Solo Tips: Playing With Randoms And Going It Alone

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Apex Legends Solo Tips: Playing With Randoms And Going It Alone

Unlike most battle royale games, Apex Legends puts its whole focus on team-based gameplay--it currently only supports games in which you join a squad of three to face off against other teams. For a lot of players, that means jumping into the game to be matched up with random other players as teammates, which comes with its own challenges.

Playing by yourself in Apex Legends, rather than with friends on whom you can rely, can be tough. Random players have a tendency not to work together, they rarely talk to each other, and sometimes they run off and get killed. It's a lot tougher to be successful in a team game with players you don't know--but it's far from impossible. In fact, Apex Legends' innovations, like its robust ping system, can make the experience of playing with people you don't know pretty good, all things considered.

Don't Worry, Devolver Is Still Having An E3 Press Conference

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Following the news today that Electronic Arts will not have a traditional press conference at E3 2019 this year, indie game publisher Devolver Digital quickly chimed in to confirm it will have a press conference this year. That's good news, considering Devolver's previous E3 press conferences were some of the wackiest, wild, and absurd the show has to offer

Devolver confirmed in its tweet, "FWIW, we're still going to do an E3 press conference."

FWIW we’re still going to do an E3 press conference.

H1Z1 Changes Its Name On PC And Implements Large Patch

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NantG has announced that the PC version of H1Z1--formally known as H1Z1: King of the Kill and H1Z1 before that--has been renamed Z1 Battle Royale. Also now called Z1BR for short, the title has received a patch that updates almost every aspect of the free-to-play battle royale game. The PS4 version of the game (still owned by its original developer Daybreak Games--which itself used to be called Sony Online Entertainment) will retain its H1Z1 moniker. Confused by all the name changing yet? No? Excellent.

"[The PC update for Z1BR is] also huge because it represents the first big delivery on the promise that the new NantG team made when it took over development last September: Bring back the game that so many of you fell in love with in the classic 'King of the Kill' era around Preseason 3 at the end of 2016 and in early 2017," NantG general manager Anthony Castoro said in a blog post. "We still plan to address old weapon models, classic in-game UI elements, and more," he continued.

The new patch updates movement and stance animations, as well as combat and gun mechanics. In terms of animations, updates have been made to running, jumping, crouching, weapon swapping and reloading, and both active and passive stances. The speed of running and strafing, as well as the height of your jump, has also been changed. We've listed the combat and gun mechanic changes below.

The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

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The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

Chances are, even if you're not super familiar with Marvel comics, you could maybe cite some facts about the Skrulls. They're one of the most iconic fictional alien races in pop culture, from their weirdly ridged chins and green skin to their ominous ability to shapeshift into just about anyone. They've been a major thorn in the side of virtually every Marvel superhero team since Fantastic Four #2 back in 1962, and for good reason. Traditionally, the Skrulls have always been seen as an invasive and destabilizing force--they invade planets in secret with their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate and later overtake whole worlds by turning friends on one another and allowing paranoia to do most of the work for them.

Sounds pretty devious, right? So it's no wonder that fans have been clamoring anxiously about all the new potential threats the Skrulls could represent in the MCU, now that they're being officially introduced in Captain Marvel. Except, that's not exactly how things actually panned out in the end. We were ready for just about every possible Skrull-related twist, from the reveal that beloved characters like Black Widow have actually been Skrulls this entire time to a full scale Secret Invasion-based storyline. We weren't, however, prepared for what we actually got.

Captain Marvel's Post Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

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Captain Marvel's Post Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

Captain Marvel is the final step before Avengers: Endgame, and no one can blame you for waiting with baited breath all the way through to the credits. After all, Infinity War concluded with the ultimate tease, as the rapidly disintegrating Nick Fury frantically sent a page to who we could only assume was the still-not-officially-introduced Captain Marvel.

With her movie finally here, this is do-or-die time, and our last real chance to get some information before the final showdown with Thanos happens in Avengers: Endgame this April. These may be the most highly anticipated post credits scenes in MCU history for that reason alone--and we're happy to make sure you're getting the absolute most out of them.

That said, there are obviously spoilers to follow, so proceed with caution if you're the sort of person who wants to head into either Captain Marvel or Endgame totally blind.

Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

about X hours ago from
Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

Chances are, even if you're not super familiar with Marvel comics, you could maybe cite some facts about the Skrulls. They're one of the most iconic fictional alien races in pop culture, from their weirdly ridged chins and green skin to their ominous ability to shapeshift into just about anyone. They've been a major thorn in the side of virtually every Marvel superhero team since Fantastic Four #2 back in 1962, and for good reason. Traditionally, the Skrulls have always been seen as an invasive and destabilizing force--they invade planets in secret with their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate and later overtake whole worlds by turning friends on one another and allowing paranoia to do most of the work for them.

Sounds pretty devious, right? So it's no wonder that fans have been clamoring anxiously about all the new potential threats the Skrulls could represent in the MCU, now that they're being officially introduced in Captain Marvel. Except, that's not exactly how things actually panned out in the end. We were ready for just about every possible Skrull-related twist, from the reveal that beloved characters like Black Widow have actually been Skrulls this entire time to a full scale Secret Invasion-based storyline. We weren't, however, prepared for what we actually got.

Captain Marvel's End Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

about X hours ago from
Captain Marvel's End Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

Captain Marvel is the final step before Avengers: Endgame, and no one can blame you for waiting with baited breath all the way through to the credits. After all, Infinity War concluded with the ultimate tease, as the rapidly disintegrating Nick Fury frantically sent a page to who we could only assume was the still-not-officially-introduced Captain Marvel.

With her movie finally here, this is do-or-die time, and our last real chance to get some information before the final showdown with Thanos happens in Avengers: Endgame this April. These may be the most highly anticipated post credits scenes in MCU history for that reason alone--and we're happy to make sure you're getting the absolute most out of them.

That said, there are obviously spoilers to follow, so proceed with caution if you're the sort of person who wants to head into either Captain Marvel or Endgame totally blind.