God of War lets you turn off the interface for a more ‘immersive’ experience

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God of War lets you turn off the interface for a more ‘immersive’ experience

If you want to play the new God of War with a clean, unobstructed view of Kratos and his son Atreus fighting foes both human and supernatural, you’re in luck.

More and more games these days are offering interface customization options, allowing players to control just how much information fills up the screen. God of War is no different. The upcoming action game lets players disable its heads-up display (HUD) almost entirely, but it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition: The settings also allow for toggling specific elements of the UI.

Radical Heights does cool things that PUBG and Fortnite aren’t

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Radical Heights does cool things that PUBG and Fortnite aren’t

At first glance Radical Heights feels like flailing. The team at Boss Key Productions, fresh off the failure of its hero shooter, LawBreakers, spent five months banging out a battle royale game and then tossed it to the wolves in Steam Early Access. While it’s very clear that the game isn’t finished, Radical Heights is doing some very interesting things.

Moving through Radical Heights, the environment itself looks very familiar. It’s all mid-1980s era suburban sprawl but with the color saturation cranked up to 11. While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and H1Z1 before it were firmly post-apocalyptic, Radical Heights skews more towards Fortnite with a casual, almost playful tone.

Steam version of Chrono Trigger patched, looks better already

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Steam version of Chrono Trigger patched, looks better already

Square Enix released the first of multiple promised patches for Chrono Trigger on Steam today, restoring the game’s original graphics to be more in line with the original Super NES release.

Players can choose in Chrono Trigger’s settings whether they want to use the game’s “Original” graphics or “High Resolution” filtered graphics. The game’s dialogue boxes also look more like their 16-bit source, rather than a mobile phone port. Here’s a peek at the new dialogue font, from Steam user Crasher TN:

Here are all of Overwatch’s new Retribution event skins

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Here are all of Overwatch’s new Retribution event skins

Overwatch’s new limited time event, Retribution, is now live on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. For the next three weeks, Overwatch players can take part in a PvE brawl featuring Genji, McCree, Moira and Reaper as they battle Talon soldiers. Of course, players can also earn a bunch of new cosmetics in new Retribution loot boxes.

Stuffed into Overwatch’s event loot boxes are new skins for characters like Mei, Winston, Sombra, Doomfist, Lucio and Hanzo. There are also new event-themed sprays, emotes and highlight intros. Of course, last year’s skins from the similarly story-based Uprising event are also back (and discounted), which includes some old-school looks for Reinhardt, Mercy, Torbjörn and Tracer, among others.

Heads-up: Radical Heights is very, very early access

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Heads-up: Radical Heights is very, very early access

Radical Heights, Boss Key’s follow-up to LawBreakers, is now available as a free-to-play early access game on Steam. We’ve jumped into a few rounds of the Smash TV meets battle royale game set in a retro-futuristic game show, and the most apparent issue is that this is a game in the earliest stages of production.

Its performance is shaky, and the waiting area is a mostly empty room with some bikes, halfpipes and a few other items to experiment with. You’re not dropped from a vehicle when a round begins; you just begin falling from the sky to the ground. There’s no parachute — you just hit the ground and roll. You can only play as a male character; there’s a big “coming soon” sign over the symbol for female characters. The water doesn’t work at the moment, so you just walk over it. The structures are mostly gray boxes. Animations feel jerky and unfinished.

Fortnite’s new Port-a-Fort is a base-building grenade

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Fortnite’s new Port-a-Fort is a base-building grenade

Fortnite Battle Royale’s building game is about to change, thanks to a new item: the Port-a-Fort.

Epic Games revealed the new item, which is “coming soon” to Fortnite, that will let players build defensive structures in the blink of an eye. It’s essentially a grenade that gives players the high ground and tactical advantage, according to its official description: “New portable fort sprouts a quick defensive position upon impact.”

Radical Heights is tinkering with today’s launch to avoid appearing pay-to-win

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Radical Heights is tinkering with today’s launch to avoid appearing pay-to-win

LawBreakers developer Boss Key Productions announced its free-to-play title Radical Heights just yesterday and it’s already making adjustments to avoid appearing pay-to-win.

In a tweet issued Monday, Boss Key announced changes to the game’s Founder’s Pack, a $14.99 add-on filled mostly with cosmetic items. Fans took issue with a 10 percent cash bonus that would have given owners of the Founder’s Pack the ability to earn more in-game currency compared to other players.

Rumor: New Xbox backward-compatible games include Morrowind, Destroy All Humans

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Rumor: New Xbox backward-compatible games include Morrowind, Destroy All Humans

Later today, Microsoft plans to reveal news about Xbox One backward compatibility and which original Xbox games are coming to the console next. Based on store listings at the official Xbox website, it appears at least five more original Xbox titles may soon be playable on Xbox One.

The titles that have recently appeared on the Xbox Games Store, some of which carry release dates of April 10, 2018, are:

Pokémon Go's new event focuses on first-gen monsters

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Pokémon Go's new event focuses on first-gen monsters

The next limited-time event for Pokémon Go begins this week, Niantic announced. From today, April 10, at 1 p.m. PT until April 17, players will find way more first-generation Pokémon out in the wild than usual.

Two of those Pokémon will be Aerodactyl and Snorlax, which will stake out at gyms for players to face during Raid Battles. Both of these guys put up a decent fight, based on what they're like in the games they originate from; consider capturing them to be a badge of honor.