Watch True Fiction Ep. 3: The Unexplained Deaths That Inspired A Nightmare On Elm Street

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In episode three of True Fiction, we're delving into the realm of dreams and nightmares to look at the origins of a beloved horror movie franchise: Nightmare on Elm Street. The series introduced Freddy Kruger--now an iconic horror movie villain--into pop culture, but the birth of the character--and the horrors he inflicted--are rooted in tragedies that occurred in the real world.

As you can imagine, exploring the subject matter that inspired the movie series and charting its transformation into a pop culture entertainment is tricky. And that's what host and writer Kurt Indovina discusses below. You can check out True Fiction episode three below and on the GameSpot Universe YouTube channel, where new episodes will be released every Sunday.

Kurt: While making True Fiction I was faced with a lot of challenges I hadn’t dealt with in previous projects. Challenges like, 'How do I tell the history of hundreds of Hmong refugees who escaped a mass genocide after the crippling end of the Vietnam War only to die in their sleep after thinking they had finally reached salvation' in a way that is respectful, but also entertaining, fun, and charming viewing experience for you.

Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Review - Uninvited Nostalgia

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Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Review - Uninvited Nostalgia

It's easy to love Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair when you start. The platformer is bursting with bright, saturated hues at every turn, with a whimsical soundtrack that's as catchy as it is cheery. It's a delightful veneer that quickly gives way to an otherwise predictable and unremarkable platformer. Despite changing its formula from full 3D to 2.5D, Yooka-Laylee is still too firmly rooted in a bygone era for platformers.

This shortcoming is hard to see at first, especially with Impossible Lair's intriguing setup. In theory, the Impossible Lair is an endgame challenge you can attempt in the opening moments of the game. It's a gauntlet of spike traps and moving platforms, populated to the brim with enemies ready to chew you up and spit you back out. Each stage outside of the Lair is meant to help you with this. You’re rewarded with a bee when you complete a stage, each acting as an additional hit point when you attempt the Lair once more. Gathering as many bees as you can lets you push further in while affording you more mistakes. This entices you to check back in with the Impossible Lair from time to time, seeing how well your new health pool holds up and if that (combined with your improving platforming skills) are enough to best it.

Pokemon Go Adds A New Shiny Pokemon

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A Pokemon Go Safari Zone event is now underway in New Taipei City, Taiwan, and to celebrate, Niantic is making a new Shiny Pokemon available worldwide. Right now, players around the globe have their first chance to encounter a Shiny Oddish in the hit Pokemon mobile game.

The arrival of Shiny Oddish means this is also your chance to get Shiny versions of its evolved forms: Gloom, Vileplume, and Bellossom. These, however, won't appear in the wild, so if you're hoping to add them to your collection, you'll need to be lucky enough to catch a Shiny Oddish and then evolve it.

Be on the lookout for anything odd, Trainers! Starting on October 2 at 7 p.m. PDT, lucky Trainers might encounter Shiny Oddish! ✨ pic.twitter.com/E0Ew45GOUK

Rocket League Dev Reveals Paid Loot Box Replacement

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Rocket League Dev Reveals Paid Loot Box Replacement

After promising to remove paid loot boxes from Rocket League in August, developer Psyonix has revealed what will replace the contentious mechanic. The change and additional alterations are slated to take place this December.

Psyonix announced that Blueprints will replace Crates. Blueprints with varying rarities--like Painted, Certified, and Special Editions--will have a chance to drop after completing matches. To create them you will need Credits, Rocket League's new premium currency that can be used on Rocket Pass Premium upgrades and purchases from the new rotating Item Shop. Further, the Item Shop will feature a plethora of content including new items, legacy Crates, and more. All Item Shop purchases are locked to your account, however, and cannot be traded.

Crates aren't the only mechanic getting replaced. Credits will replace Keys, with all Keys getting converted into Credits. Psyonix did not quantify the conversation rate. Further, all remaining Crates will be converted into Blueprints. Finally, Psyonix explained that using paid content with the current Trade-In system will be disabled. This means any items you obtain from these new changes cannot be traded in for something else, but any free post-game items can be traded. Psyonix will implement a new inventory management system when all of these updates go live in December.

Destiny 2: Key Early Tips For Shadowkeep, New Light, Season Of The Undying

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Destiny 2: Key Early Tips For Shadowkeep, New Light, Season Of The Undying

Destiny 2 has changed dramatically with the release of update 2.6.0.1, which coincided with the launch of Shadowkeep, Season of the Undying, and the free-to-play New Light version. Whether it's weapon mods, infusion, the pursuit of Powerful rewards, Crucible playlists, Nightfalls, or any number of other things, numerous areas of the game work differently than we've become accustomed to--sometimes in dramatic ways.

It'll take hours of playing to come to terms with all of this and fully comprehend how things work now, but there are some pieces of advice to heed as you make your way through the game to ensure you aren't shooting yourself in the foot. Certain things--like infusion--should be ignored in the early going, and you'll want to ensure you're racking up as much XP as possible, even from sources you might have ignored previously. We've compiled a handful of tips that you'll want to be mindful of as you start making your way through Destiny 2 whether you're playing New Light or you've jumped directly into Shadowkeep.

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