The Last Guardian’s tower comes into full view with fan-made map

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The Last Guardian’s tower comes into full view with fan-made map

The Last Guardian takes place in one very large, very mysterious set of ruins, filled with bodies of waters and tall towers and adorable cat-bird-dog creatures. It’s hard to get a good sense of the full scale of that setting, however — but one Redditor’s recreation of it helps to give players a better idea of just what The Last Guardian’s world looks like.

(Be warned: There are spoilers for The Last Guardian below.)

Tomb Raider reboot writer bids franchise farewell

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Tomb Raider reboot writer bids franchise farewell

Rhianna Pratchett, lead writer on Crystal Dynamics’ reimagining of the Tomb Raider series, won’t return to shape the next game’s story. She announced on Twitter that she was moving on to other, unnamed projects.

So, I'm packing up my climbing axe plus a little venison jerky for the road, and bidding a fond farewell to Lara. Onwards to new adventures!

Simple chess variant strips down an ancient classic

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Simple chess variant strips down an ancient classic

Rex is a simple chess variant that strips the original game down to three-piece types played on a five-by-five board.

Created by designer Michael Davies — whose previous work includes nuclear war comedy ICBM Rex is designed to be played in short bursts. The pieces can all move in any direction, but some can move farther than others.

Overwatch’s new map, Oasis, available now

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Overwatch’s new map, Oasis, available now

A new map is now available for all Overwatch players. Oasis, which has been in Overwatch’s public test realm on Windows PC for more than a month, was officially released today on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One as part of a game update.

Oasis is a Control map set in a city in the Arabian Desert. The map features three unique control points, Blizzard says, as well as jump pads and some very hazardous traffic. You can see a preview of Oasis in the video above.

Rime’s first new trailer in years re-introduces the beautiful adventure game

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Rime’s first new trailer in years re-introduces the beautiful adventure game

Rime, Tequila Works’ long-anticipated adventure game, has returned for its first new trailer in nearly three years. IGN has the debut re-reveal, which you can watch above to see some gameplay from the atmospheric console game.

First revealed at Gamescom 2013, Rime was first set to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Sony pulled its publishing deal in March 2016, after the game had gone sight unseen for nearly two years; Tequila Works announced that it was then free to bring the game to other platforms.

The most unique Pokémon by type, in one chart

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The most unique Pokémon by type, in one chart

With more than 800 Pokémon out there, you’d expect that every possible type combination had been hit already — and multiple times at that. A chart by Reddit user IanMazgelis proves that notion wrong, however, pointing to several Pokémon that stand alone in their typing, while also highlighting the type pairings that still have yet to appear in-game.

The chart below is missing a few Pokémon, as commenters pointed out in a Reddit thread; these include Drampa, the only normal/dragon-type; Rotom, the only electric/ghost-type Pokémon; and Kyurem, a legendary Pokémon with a rare ice/dragon typing.

Danish soccer team is the latest pro club to buy into esports

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Danish soccer team is the latest pro club to buy into esports

The Danish soccer club F.C. Copenhagen is the latest professional sports team to push into esports, partnering with an entertainment company to establish an esports unit that has signed the members of a top Counter-Strike team.

The players formerly with Team Dignitas have inked a two-year contract with the new organization, called North. Its Counter-Strike team will begin competition at the ELeague Major tournament in Atlanta on Jan. 27.

HyperX drops into gaming mice with new hardware

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HyperX drops into gaming mice with new hardware

HyperX today unveiled three new mechanical keyboards, a new headset and its first gaming mouse during the lead-up to this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The new products continue to expand the company’s slow growth into gaming hardware, something HyperX spokesman Mark Tekunoff tells Polygon is an important element of how the company sees itself extending into and supporting the gaming community.

Rogue One finishes No. 2, to Finding Dory, at U.S. box office

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Rogue One finishes No. 2, to Finding Dory, at U.S. box office

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finished 2016 as the second-highest grossing movie in North America with $439.7 million in revenue, surpassing Captain America: Civil War but edged out by Finding Dory, according to Box Office Mojo.

Regardless of order, Disney ends up with the year's top three earners, domestically (Finding Dory, Rogue One and Captain America) and top four worldwide (Cap, Dory, Zootopia and The Jungle Book) according to Box Office Mojo.