Anthem Early Review Impressions

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Anthem Early Review Impressions

After several hours with Anthem, I can't say I'm particularly interested in it yet. I've completed some missions, upgraded my loadout, and gone on some more missions, but I'm not yet invested in anything I'm doing. I will, of course, keep playing, and I'll be posting a full review in the coming days. There's just nothing here so far that's driving me forward. I'm curious, but only to see if my first impression--that this is a somewhat generic, Destiny-like experience--will be proven wrong.

Anthem starts, well, kind of like Destiny 2. The Freelancers, who fight off threats using mechanized combat suits called Javelins, have fallen out of favor with humanity after a significant loss in the game's tutorial mission. It's not clear why this one failure is enough to discredit the Freelancers, but after a two-year time skip, they are scattered to the winds, now underdogs who must climb back up the ladder to "hero" status. This means starting with basic weaponry, even though you were a rookie two years prior and presumably have more experience since then. Your life revolves around taking contract missions from people in the downtrodden citadel that is your base, Tarsis, which you return to after each excursion.

Far Cry: New Dawn -- Far Cry 5 Stories, References, And Easter Eggs

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Far Cry: New Dawn -- Far Cry 5 Stories, References, And Easter Eggs


The post-apocalyptic world of Far Cry: New Dawn is different in a lot of ways from every other Far Cry game that's come before it. But New Dawn is also a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, taking place 17 years after the events of that game in the same place: Hope County. While a nuclear winter and the arrival of the vicious marauders known as the Highwaymen have changed changed things quite a bit in Hope County, New Dawn is still full of callbacks, references, and direct continuations of the story of Far Cry 5.

The references and story scattered throughout Far Cry: New Dawn run the gamut--some are big story points that you can't miss, while others are optional missions, and still others are bits of environmental, out-of-the-way storytelling you might miss altogether. In a whole lot of cases, New Dawn answers your burning questions about what happened to your favorite characters.

We've run down the many Far Cry 5 Easter eggs, references, and stories we've come across as we've explored this new vision of Hope County. Note that this list is full of spoilers, though, so read on at your own risk. You can also check out our Far Cry: New Dawn review, and our guide to the new systems added since Far Cry 5.

Apex Legends Caustic Guide: How To Gas Your Enemies Into Oblivion

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Apex Legends Caustic Guide: How To Gas Your Enemies Into Oblivion

Apex Legends is similar to other battle royale games, but it where it differs is its emphasis on teamwork. The game has eight different character to choose from, each with their own unique abilities. Deciding which character to play as and knowing how their abilities can best contribute to your team's survival is essential.

For a character like Caustic, defensive tactics is the name of the game. His deadly gas traps can easily overwhelm and hinder mobility of enemy squads, offering your fellow teammates fertile opportunity for an easy ambush. At a glance, Caustic's abilities often seem more contextual than universally functional, but with a little practice, you can use that to your advantage.

Keep reading for all the information you need on Caustic's abilities, including his strengths and weaknesses, as well as tips on how to use him effectively and help your team to victory. We've also got plenty more guides, including things that Apex Legends doesn't tell you, a list of myths we've tested about how the game works, and a full rundown of the game's best guns. You might also want to check out our Apex Legends review.

Apex Legends Wraith Guide: Tips On How To Be The Best Interdimensional Skirmisher

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Apex Legends is a battle royale game centered around the concept of surviving as a team. You can wordlessly ask for weapons and equipment or point out enemy locations with the game's ping system. Downed teammates can be revived, and you can respawn dead allies if you grab their banner in time. Everything in the game revolves around your squad working together, and that starts with knowing how to use your chosen Legend's unique abilities to benefit the team.

Wraith is one of the six Legends unlocked in Apex from the start (with two more you can earn or purchase), and this interdimensional skirmisher is one of the most versatile characters in the game. Although she's designed to excel as a hit-and-run tactician, Wraith can fit into Mirage's role as a trickster or handle Bloodhound's recon duties in a pinch. In this short guide, we're going to take a look at Wraith, and explain how this Legend can open up new avenues towards victory for you and your squad.

If you're still on the fence about picking up Apex Legends, check out our review. If you're already playing Respawn's battle royale game and you're looking for a few extra tips, we have a guide on becoming a champion, as well as a gallery of the best weapons in the game.

Apex Legends Wraith Guide: Tips On How To Be A Dangerous Bamboozler

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Respawn's battle royale game, Apex Legends, is centered around the concept of surviving as a team. You can wordlessly ask for weapons and equipment or point out enemy locations with the game's ping system. Downed teammates can be revived, and you can respawn dead allies if you grab their banner in time. Everything in the game revolves around your squad working together, and that starts with knowing how to use your chosen Legend's unique abilities to benefit the team.

Wraith is one of the six Legends unlocked in Apex from the start (with two more you can earn or purchase), and this interdimensional skirmisher is one of the most versatile characters in the game. Although she's designed to excel as a hit-and-run tactician, Wraith can fit into Mirage's role as a trickster or handle Bloodhound's recon duties in a pinch. In this short guide, we're going to take a look at Wraith, and explain how this Legend can open up new avenues towards victory for you and your squad.

If you're still on the fence about picking up Apex Legends, check out our review. If you're already playing Respawn's battle royale game and you're looking for a few extra tips, we have a guide on becoming a champion, as well as a gallery of the best weapons in the game.

Remembering 1999: The Movies And TV Series That Turn 20 This Year

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Remembering 1999: The Movies And TV Series That Turn 20 This Year

Do You Remember?

In 1999, some of us were worrying about the alleged impending doom of the Y2K bug that was going to destroy all our computers. The rest of us were living our normal lives and enjoying some of the finer offerings from Hollywood to pass the time. Blockbuster movies were taking the crowds by storm, but the ones that got people talking the most challenged our preconceived notions of the world around us. On the television front, this was a turning point, as networks started losing viewers to the high quality content being put out by cable channels like HBO.

The fine folks of GameSpot are taking a look back at the movies and television series we hold dearly in our hearts, for better or worse, that debuted in 1999. From moments like Neo deciding whether to take the red or blue pill in The Matrix to America waging war on Canada in the South Park movie, 1999 had some iconic moments in the cinema. And television came into its own with HBO's The Sopranos debuting, along with a show that was ahead of its time, Freaks and Geeks.

Here are our picks for the most memorable movies and television series from 1999, in order of when they were released. And if you're looking for more nostalgia trips, check out GameSpot's pieces remember games from the past.

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