Half Truth attempts to solve the common problem with trivia games

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Half Truth attempts to solve the common problem with trivia games

Half Truth is a trivia party game that, on the surface, seems simple enough: Players are presented with a trivia question and six potential answers. Half of those answers are real; half are lies. If players can pick a real answer, they score points, with additional bonuses for every additional right answer they choose to gamble on. That’s an interesting idea for a family-friendly party game, but the story behind its development makes Half Truth more interesting.

Studio 71 and Nighthawk Gaming are producing the game; the Kickstarter campaign goes live today. Half Truth was designed in a joint effort between Richard Garfield and Ken Jennings. Jennings is a novelist and Jeopardy! champion who holds the record for the longest win streak. Richard Garfield is the designer of Magic: The Gathering, and a host of other games.

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack trailer reveals Joker, Terminator, and Spawn

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack trailer reveals Joker, Terminator, and Spawn

The cast of Mortal Kombat 11 is about to grow in some interesting ways. Warner Bros. and developer NetherRealm Studios revealed the full roster of the fighting game’s Kombat Pack downloadable content on Wednesday, confirming previously teased characters like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator T-800, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, and DC Comics’ Joker.

You can get a peek at the half-dozen characters included in the Kombat Pack — including already released fighters Shang Tsung and Nightwolf — in the trailer above.

League of Legends fans angry over Riot Games’ latest monetization effort

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League of Legends fans angry over Riot Games’ latest monetization effort

Riot Games has used cosmetic skins and icons to monetize the free-to-play League of Legends for years. However, the company’s recent turn to other monetization methods has upset the playerbase.

The latest method that’s made its way onto the Public Beta Environment is a system called Eternals, an achievement system that’s specific per champion. However, to unlock one set of three missions, it costs 850 RP — which costs around $7 in real money.

Sega bringing Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 to the West with Yakuza Remastered Collection

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Sega bringing Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 to the West with Yakuza Remastered Collection

Sega is bringing the remastered versions of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 to the West, starting Tuesday. That trio of games — which were previously released on PlayStation 4 in Japan — is coming stateside as part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection.

The Yakuza Remastered Collection includes all three games running in 1080p resolution and at 60 frames per second. Sega says that The Yakuza Remastered Collection also delivers a “rigorous re-localization” of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. “The English scripts for each game have been reviewed, revised, and even rewritten in some cases,” Sega said in a news release, “and content previously cut from the Western releases of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 have been re-added in The Yakuza Remastered Collection.”

Destiny 2’s Gamescom trailer hides Shadowkeep Exotics, Artifact, and map updates

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Destiny 2’s Gamescom trailer hides Shadowkeep Exotics, Artifact, and map updates

Bungie revealed how Finishing Moves work during its time at Microsoft’s Inside Xbox Gamescom showcase on Monday. But inside the packed trailer, the studio hid a host of new changes coming to Destiny 2: Shadowkeep this fall. We’ve rounded up what we were able to find, including new Exotics, difficulties, and Artifact mods.

Click on the video below, from YouTuber xHOUNDISHx, to see the gameplay from the showcase.

Play retro 8-bit sports in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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Play retro 8-bit sports in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take players 56 years back in time to the 1964 Summer Olympics — which were also held in the Japanese capital — with 8- and 16-bit versions of Nintendo and Sega characters playable in 2D events, publisher Sega announced Tuesday.

A new trailer for the game showed off side-scrolling action in a variety of sports, featuring characters like NES-era Peach and Mario (straight out of 1985’s Super Mario Bros.) and Sonic from his 1991 debut in the original Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis. A total of 10 events will be available in 2D: the 100-meter dash, 10-meter platform (diving), 400-meter hurdles, vault (gymnastics), judo, K-1 1000-meter kayak single, long jump, marathon, trap shooting, and volleyball. The sprinting events, for instance, look like something out of Konami’s Track and Field.

The latest Sims 4 game pack is basically Hogwarts

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The latest Sims 4 game pack is basically Hogwarts

The latest Sims 4 game pack has been revealed to be entitled Realm of Magic and introduces a whole magical world full of spell-casting Sims. In the trailer, we see a regular ol’ humdrum Sim stumble into this new realm, where he meets a woman who gives him fantastical powers. There are wand fights, colorful potions, broomsticks, and a city full of magic.

The Sims series has a long tradition of introducing magical-themed additions to the life simulation. The original game had Makin’ Magic and The Sims 3 had Supernatural. The Sims 2, meanwhile, introduced witches via Apartment Life, for some reason. Currently, The Sims 4 has vampires, aliens, ghosts, mermaids, skeletons, and PlantSims — oh my!