Overwatch Update Kicks Off New Event All About Ana

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Overwatch Update Kicks Off New Event All About Ana

Overwatch is launching a new update that packs in a limited-time event, with some special rewards for the taking. The event is based on the new short story Bastet, which Blizzard published recently. Ana's Bastet Challenge kicks off today, January 8, and will last through January 21.

During the event dates, scoring wins will earn you special new cosmetics on top of your usual rewards. You can earn a player icon (win 3 games), a victory pose (win 6 games), and an epic Bastet Ana skin (win 9 games). On top of that, watching promoted Twitch streamers during the event can net you five Ana's Bastet Challenge sprays. Check out the official blog for more details.

The update also includes skins for the Overwatch League. You can snag a Hero skin for the Atlanta Reign, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge, Hangzhou Spark, Paris Eternal, Toronto Defiant, Vancouver Titans, and Washington Justice. You can get each one for 100 OWL tokens, which includes both the home and away outfits. The 2019 season will kick off on February 14.

New Overwatch Update Kicks Off Event All About Ana

about X hours ago from
New Overwatch Update Kicks Off Event All About Ana

Overwatch is launching a new update that packs in a limited-time event, with some special rewards for the taking. The event is based on the new short story Bastet, which Blizzard published recently. Ana's Bastet Challenge kicks off today, January 8, and will last through January 21.

During the event dates, scoring wins will earn you special new cosmetics on top of your usual rewards. You can earn a player icon (win 3 games), a victory pose (win 6 games), and an epic Bastet Ana skin (win 9 games). On top of that, watching promoted Twitch streamers during the event can net you five Ana's Bastet Challenge sprays. Check out the official blog for more details.

The update also includes skins for the Overwatch League. You can snag a Hero skin for the Atlanta Reign, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge, Hangzhou Spark, Paris Eternal, Toronto Defiant, Vancouver Titans, and Washington Justice. You can get each one for 100 OWL tokens, which includes both the home and away outfits. The 2019 season will kick off on February 14.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's Progression Detailed

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Though Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a From Software game through and through, the studio's making sure to separate the upcoming action-adventure game from its recent titles. One way it's doing so, aside from ditching online multiplayer, is modifying how character progression works. In a feature published by Game Informer, the studio's detailed the way progression works and how it differs from other games like Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series.

In Sekiro, you play as a shinobi dubbed The One-Armed Wolf. Because From has created an established character, there are no customization options in regards to changing class; players start the game with a sword and will likely end the game with a sword (though secondary equipment by way of the prosthetic arm may change). With this limitation in class customization, Sekiro will feature a skill tree that allows players to unlock new moves and abilities.

The Game Of Thrones Prequel Adds 8 To Its Cast And Finds A Director

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The Game of Thrones prequel still doesn't have a proper name, but its cast is getting bigger. The show, which will star Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse in leading roles, has added eight more names to its roster of stars.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the newly revealed cast includes Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: Episode IX), Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Denise Gough (Angels in America), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), and Alex Sharp (To the Bone). Much like everything else about the series, all character details are a tightly held secret.

What we do know is that the new show is set long before the events of Game of Thrones. A logline, per THR, reads "Only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend--it's not the story we think we know."

HBO's Game Of Thrones Prequel Adds 8 To Its Cast And Finds A Director

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HBO's Game of Thrones prequel TV show still doesn't have a proper name, but its cast is getting bigger. The show, which will star Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse in leading roles, has added eight more names to its roster of stars.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the newly revealed cast includes Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: Episode IX), Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Denise Gough (Angels in America), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), and Alex Sharp (To the Bone). Much like everything else about the series, all character details are a tightly held secret.

What we do know is that the new show is set long before the events of Game of Thrones. A logline, per THR, reads "Only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend--it's not the story we think we know."

PS4's Massive Holiday Sale Adds More Games But Ends Soon, So Hurry

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PS4's Massive Holiday Sale Adds More Games But Ends Soon, So Hurry

The holidays have come and gone, but Sony's PSN Holiday SaIe is still going strong. At long last, we've reached the fifth and final week of this promotion, which offers discounts on over 1,600 games, expansions, and digital items for PS4, PS3, and Vita (and PS Plus members get an extra discount on many of the items). So take a look at some of the best deals available. Just make sure to finalize your purchases before the discounts go away on January 15.

So what's on sale? It might be easier to list what isn't, but let's look at some of the highlights. New discounts this week include $15 for Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the first game in the series, which originally appeared on PS2 in 2006. And if you still have a PS Vita, you can grab what's arguably its best game, Persona 4 Golden, for just $10.

Aside from that, you can get PS4 exclusives like Bloodborne for $7, Shadow of the Colossus for $14, and The Last Guardian for $11. Both Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End can be scooped up for $16 each. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a standalone coda to the series that focuses on characters besides Nathan Drake, is down to $8. And for longtime PlayStation fans, each installment in the Jak trilogy is available for $6.

Destiny 2's Community Is Trying To Solve A Huge Puzzle To Open The Last Forge

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Destiny 2's Community Is Trying To Solve A Huge Puzzle To Open The Last Forge

Destiny 2's latest weekly reset includes new content, and right now, pretty much every hardcore player in the Destiny community is trying to figure out how to access it. Teams are currently investigating a new location called Niobe Labs, where they're trying to solve an involved puzzle that requires having certain weapons to find hidden symbols, which players have to shoot in a particular order to activate.

Niobe Labs is set to unlock the last new activity of The Black Armory, the latest Destiny 2 expansion. That's the Bergusia Forge, the fourth and final of the Forge areas where you can craft new, powerful weapons as part of the expansion. Over the last month since the expansion launched, the community has been uncovering and solving puzzles related to the Forges, each requiring a different weapon that's become available as each new Forge has been unlocked.

With the release of Niobe Labs, it seems we're dealing with the culmination of all those puzzle-solving efforts, and teams are currently standing in the special room trying to figure out what exactly they have to do in it. On Twitter, Bungie said once one team figures out Niobe Labs, the Bergusia Forge will be unlocked for the rest of the player base--kind of like what happened when new content unlocked after the first successful completion of the Last Wish Raid in the Forsaken expansion late last year.

Because It Isn't "Outstanding" Yet, Tropico 6's Release Delayed

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Tropico 6 will not be available on PC later this month, as previously announced. In a frank message, developer Kalypso Media Group's owner, Simon Hellwig, announced a delay for the upcoming strategy game, explaining that it isn't yet great.

"Over the holidays, I have played Tropico 6 for many hours and really liked what I saw," he said in an open letter on Kalypso's website. "But, in my humble opinion, it is not enough to like a game--I want to love it! And Tropico 6 is good, but not very good, or outstanding. Yet.

"Combining my own opinion and the response we had from thousands of dedicated beta players around the world, Kalypso has decided to postpone the release of the game for another couple of months to March 29, 2019."

Sekiro May Not Have Multiplayer, But That Has Its Benefits

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Fans of From Software and action-adventure games are likely salivating as we get closer to the launch of the studio's upcoming title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. While the game looks to feature familiar From design, one crucial element is missing: online multiplayer. Now, in a feature published by Game Informer, the studio's explained why Sekiro won't have online multiplayer.

From's marketing and communications manager, Yasuhiro Kitao, sat down with the publication to dive deep into the studio's upcoming action-adventure game. When asked why Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won't have online multiplayer, Kitao explained it gives them the freedom to create worlds without worrying about how multiple players may interact.

"When creating these playspaces, we don't have to take into consideration how players will operate with one another in these maps, or how they may exploit the playspace by cooperating or something like this," Kitao said. "So it allows us, again, to hone in on the player experience, and really capitalize on that lack of restriction that comes with creating a multiplayer-based game, and let our imagination run wild in these places."