Fortnite adds Playground mode and dual pistols

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Fortnite adds Playground mode and dual pistols

Fortnite's latest v4.5 patch adds Playground Mode, a new slant on the Final Fight limited-time event mode, and dual pistols. Prance around the battlefield like Neo from the Matrix, Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver, Doomguy from Doom, or some other more contemporary double gun wielder. 

Modder finds way to play Dark Souls as a Crystal Lizard

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Modder finds way to play Dark Souls as a Crystal Lizard

Popular Dark Souls modder and explorer ZullieTheWitch has figured out a way to play the RPG as any of the enemies or NPCs. So yes, that means you can play as a Bonewheel, and it means you can play as a Crystal Golem. But more importantly, it means you can play as a Crystal Lizard (see picture above).

Unravel 2 gets a ten-hour free trial on Origin

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Unravel 2 gets a ten-hour free trial on Origin

Unravel 2 was revealed, and released, earlier this month during E3. It is, as the title indicates, a sequel to the 2016 puzzle-platformer about a cutesy little creature made of yarn, the twist being that this time around there are two Yarnys. That makes it kind of a clever play on words, too. 

'Too Many Cooks' creator takes on YouTube and Twitch culture in a nightmarish new video

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'Too Many Cooks' creator takes on YouTube and Twitch culture in a nightmarish new video

In 2014, television director Casper Kelly teamed up with Adult Swim to make Too Many Cooks, a viral video which imagines a hellish sitcom whose opening devolves into a bloody mess and then keeps going for another six or seven increasingly meta minutes. Kelly's new video Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough gives gaming videos and personalities the same treatment. You really do need to see it for yourself:  

We Happy Few is getting a second chance in Australia

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We Happy Few is getting a second chance in Australia

We Happy Few was refused classification in Australia last month, meaning it was effectively banned in the country. The game's pill-habit was the source of the trouble: We Happy Few is literally about a society that scarfs truckloads of drugs to maintain happiness (and more importantly, conformity), but Australia's National Classification Code states that games depicting "drug misuse or addiction ... in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults" will be refused classification.   

World of Warcraft begins phasing out artifact weapons and other Legion-specific features

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World of Warcraft begins phasing out artifact weapons and other Legion-specific features

With the Battle for Azeroth expansion for World of Warcraft on the horizon, Blizzard is beginning to slowly phase out some Legion-specific features starting with artifact weapons. Don't worry, you can still use them for now, but a blog post details that Magni Bronzebeard is summoning players to Silithus where they'll use the power of their artifact weapons to "draw out the darkness from Sargeras’ sword and help stabilize Azeroth’s grievous wounds."

Enter the Gungeon speedrunner gets absolutely demolished by the RNG gods

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Enter the Gungeon speedrunner gets absolutely demolished by the RNG gods

Most people never even finish Enter the Gungeon—according to its Steam achievement stats, only 14 percent of owners have defeated the final boss—so it's always dazzling to see experts clear it with flying colors. It's a popular game at speedrunning events like this year's Summer Games Done Quick, in part because you never know what you're going to get. Sadly, this year's SGDQ Gungeon speedrunner, Teddyras, got screwed.

Beta test signups for Stalker-inspired battle royale game Fear the Wolves are now open

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Beta test signups for Stalker-inspired battle royale game Fear the Wolves are now open

Fear the Wolves is a "post-apocalyptic first person shooter battle royale" being developed by Vostok Games, the team behind the still-in-beta online shooter Survarium that's made up of former developers of Stalker. That pedigree is what makes it so interesting: Yes, it's yet another gang of 100 shooters facing off in a digital arena to see who will be the last one standing, but the Exclusion Zone-style setting, with anomalies, variable weather, and a day/night cycle has the potential to set it apart. Oh, and there are radioactive wolves, too.