Star Wars Battlefront 2: We played the first three chapters

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Star Wars Battlefront 2: We played the first three chapters

Rebel scum have taken Iden Versio captive and locked her in the brig. There's been some interrogation. They're holding her drone-droid in another part of this ship. They're planning to slice into it and pull out the guts of the data.

Here begins my short time as the admirable Versio, chief protagonist of Star Wars Battlefront 2's single-player campaign. She's an Empire hotshot, the leader of a covert special Inferno Squad, skilled in survival, combat and piloting.

Star Wars Battlefront 2: We played the first three chapters

about X hours ago from
Star Wars Battlefront 2: We played the first three chapters

Rebel scum have taken Iden Versio captive and locked her in the brig. There's been some interrogation. They're holding her drone-droid in another part of this ship. They're planning to slice into it and pull out the guts of the data.

Here begins my short time as the admirable Versio, chief protagonist of Star Wars Battlefront 2's single-player campaign. She's an Empire hotshot, the leader of a covert special Inferno Squad, skilled in survival, combat and piloting.

Boyfriend Dungeon is all about dating your weapons, and it looks rad

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Boyfriend Dungeon is all about dating your weapons, and it looks rad

We’ve already found our favorite mashup of 2019: Boyfriend Dungeon, a dungeon crawler from indie team Kitfox Games (Moon Hunters, The Shrouded Isle), which combines hack-and-slash gameplay with very, very cute guys and girls.

Boyfriend Dungeon is exactly what it says on the tin, based on the first trailer. Players are a tiny warrior fighting through monster-ridden areas. Scattered across the procedurally generated dungeons are a bunch of lost weapons — which, once rescued, turn out to actually be extremely cute singles.

Get a closer look at Star Wars Battlefront 2’s intriguing story mode

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Get a closer look at Star Wars Battlefront 2’s intriguing story mode

While much of the talk around Star Wars and single-player games based on the franchise hasn’t been rosy this week, a new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2, one that focuses on the game’s story-based campaign, offers a bit of hope.

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s single-player trailer quickly sets up the story: The Emperor is dead after the destruction of the second Death Star, and Imperial Commander Iden Versio is going to do her part to exact revenge on the Rebellion.

Pokémon Go’s Halloween event adds new, third-gen Pokémon this week

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Pokémon Go’s Halloween event adds new, third-gen Pokémon this week

Pokémon Go will feature a batch of new Pokémon for players to catch starting this week, Niantic confirmed. To coincide with this year’s in-game Halloween promotion, five Pokémon from the series’ third generation of monsters will begin appearing worldwide.

The Halloween event kicks off at 12 p.m. PT on Oct. 20 and runs until Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. PT. During this timeframe, players will run into increased numbers of several ghost-type or just generally “spooky” Pokémon like Gengar, Cubone and Misdreavus. But they’ll also get their first opportunity to collect Pokémon from the Hoenn region, the setting of 2002’s Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. These will all be ghost-type Pokémon, including Dusclops, Sableye and Shuppet.

Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and save data transfers

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Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and save data transfers

Nintendo has released the version 4.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch that enables video capture for “select games” and, even more notably, the ability to transfer user profiles and save data to a new console, addressing one of the portable console’s most glaring shortcomings.

The video capture feature, which can be seen in Nintendo’s embedded video below, only supports four games so far. “As of October 18th, 2017,” Nintendo’s support site reads, “this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2.”

Why microtransaction haters should — and shouldn’t — worry about Activision’s DLC patent

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Why microtransaction haters should — and shouldn’t — worry about Activision’s DLC patent

A patent filed by Activision in 2015 — and approved just this week — is adding to mounting concerns from players around the increasing presence of microtransactions in big-budget multiplayer games. And with a name like “System and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games” and details on how to influence buyers through the matchmaking process, it’s no surprise that the patent is further fueling the firestorm.

The system, as described in the filing, would match up “junior players” with more experienced ones, who own items that the system determined are “of potential interest” to the juniors. This discrepancy is intended to encourage the lesser players to then purchase those items in an effort to stand a better chance alongside their teammates.

Destiny 2’s first Prestige raid completed in just over an hour

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Destiny 2’s first Prestige raid completed in just over an hour

Destiny 2’s first Prestige raid went live at 10 a.m. PT this morning. Barely one hour later, the world’s first team finished it — a major milestone that comes with its own special rewards.

Clan Redeem, made up of players Sweatcicle, Modern Tryhard, Ehroaar, I Indica I, Senior Snubby and Gladd, defeated the harder version of the Leviathan raid in one hour and six minutes. Bungie said that the team’s impressive time beat the next-fastest group by just four minutes, making the achievement even more remarkable.