Beefy Borderlands 3 patch adds Mayhem 4 and lots of bank slots

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Beefy Borderlands 3 patch adds Mayhem 4 and lots of bank slots

Gearbox is adding an extra tough way for people to play Borderlands 3 — Mayhem 4 — plus a bunch more bank slots, something fans will be excited about.

The new way to play, added in a Nov. 21 patch, increases enemy health to make the game a lot tougher. In exchange, players can earn better rewards, like “a new set of Legendaries,” Gearbox said in its Borderlands 3 patch notes. Players can earn new Legendary weapons and class mods that Gearbox said “will contribute to new builds and new ways to kill enemies.”

Clues point to Half-Life: Alyx being more than than just a prequel

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Clues point to Half-Life: Alyx being more than than just a prequel

Today the world was introduced to the first footage of Half-Life: Alyx, a VR action game from Valve Software. It’s been 12 years since the last entry in the series, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, ended on a brutal cliffhanger, but Alyx will be a prequel, which means closure will have to wait. But maybe not?

[Note: The following contains spoilers from the end of Half-Life 2: Episode Two. But it’s been 12 years, so maybe get on that?]

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle now lets you fight as a tank with a skull

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle now lets you fight as a tank with a skull

Eight new fighters join the lineup of anime-crossover fighting game BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle with the 2.0 Expansion Pack, available now. In terms of who’s the best, our money is on the tank. With a skull. For a head.

That would be Blitztank, who is paired with Akatsuki from their namesake fighting game Akatsuki Blitzkampf, a 2007 Japan-only release by Subtle Style. Arc System Works’ fighting game, which launched on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC in June 2018, has been a goldmine for fans of esoteric anime and fighting game characters. The expansion pack, which costs $24.99, brings that roster total to 51.

Final Fantasy 14 may be coming to PlayStation 5

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Final Fantasy 14 may be coming to PlayStation 5

Final Fantasy 14 producer Naoki Yoshida apparently wants to bring the online role-playing game to PlayStation 5, according to a tweet from a Final Fantasy fan twitter account, but it doesn’t appear to be a done deal just yet.

Yoshida spoke at the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Gathering in London, where he reportedly said that the game is in development for PS5. This isn’t particularly shocking news, as Final Fantasy 14 made the transition from PlayStation 3 in 2013 to PlayStation 4 the following year.

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR-exclusive, full-length prequel to Half-Life 2

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Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR-exclusive, full-length prequel to Half-Life 2

As promised, Valve officially unveiled a new Half-Life game on Thursday: Half-Life: Alyx, a full-length game designed for virtual reality. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the VR exclusive will tell the story of Alyx Vance and her father Eli as they form a resistance to take on the invasion of the alien force known as the Combine.

In other words, Half-Life: Alyx will not move the Half-Life story forward after Episode Two, but will fill a gap in the story during which protagonist Gordon Freeman was in stasis.

Fortnite is holding a fishing competition

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Fortnite is holding a fishing competition

Fortnite may normally be a constant fight for survival, but this week’s it’s time for players to kick back and enjoy some fishing. To make things a little more interesting, Epic is introducing a fishing tournament to see who can catch the most fish in battle royale.

The fishing tournament, called Fishing Frenzy, will select one winner in each region from a variety of different categories. The Top Angler award will go to the player that catches the most fish in a single match during the competition. The Small Fry Champion will be the player that catches the most Small Fry fish during the competition, and the same goes for the Flopper and Slurpfish champions. The winners of each category will get specially engraved llama trophies to commemorate their top-flight fishing talents.

Red Dead Redemption 2 zombie mod for PC looks very promising

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Red Dead Redemption 2 zombie mod for PC looks very promising

A team of modders has created a rudimentary zombie mode up and running for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, and it looks tremendous.

One of the first glimpses of the mode showed up on YouTube just yesterday on the channel of one jedijosh920. Collaborating through a Discord channel, folks have cobbled together a handful of zombie skins and an AI that spawns in and rushes players from all angles. They’re not yet biting and slashing with claws; instead they go after players with hunting knives. But it gets the job done.

You might have a counterfeit Pokémon in Sword and Shield without knowing it

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You might have a counterfeit Pokémon in Sword and Shield without knowing it

Pokémon Sword and Shield have some of the most imaginative monsters in the series — there’s a creature, for example, which takes on a new form when it’s hangry. But perhaps the wildest inclusion in the newest installments has to be Polteageist, the ghost Pokémon that inhabits a tea set.

Sure, a tea Pokémon creature is creative idea in of itself, especially for a game that seems to take place in Pokémon’s version of England. But that’s not why I’m highlighting the glassware monster today. Instead, I’d like to bring your attention to a minor detail about Polteageist that is very easy to miss. There are actually two versions of Polteageist (and by extension, its precursor, Sinistea.) One is fake, and one is real. Yes, I'm being serious right now. One of the Pokédex entries for the monsters tease you with this: