Destiny 2: Forsaken’s PS4-exclusive weapon leaks onto Xbox and PC

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Destiny 2: Forsaken’s PS4-exclusive weapon leaks onto Xbox and PC

Last year’s Destiny 2: Forsaken continued the time-honored tradition of PlayStation-exclusive weapons in Destiny. But a bug — or unannounced feature — in the newest Destiny 2 patch allowed Xbox One and Windows PC players to pick up the weapon in question.

Wavesplitter is a PlayStation 4-exclusive Exotic trace rifle. While it was originally intended to come to Xbox One and PC eventually — usually about a year after the initial release — this drop is likely premature.

Fallout 76 patch introduces the Sheepsquatch, vendor improvements

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Fallout 76 patch introduces the Sheepsquatch, vendor improvements

Fallout 76’s Patch 8, which brings a new chunk of content that is part of the Wild Appalachia expansion, is out today. There’s a new questline focused around Calvin van Lowe, a brother who was lost in the pursuit of the mysterious Sheepsquatch. The Sheepsquatch is a West Virginia legend, and we can likely expect him to be as rude as the other beasties roaming Appalachia.

The Lying Lowe questline can be started by finding and reading a “Sheepsquatch Ate My Brother” poster, which is located in train stations around Appalachia or in Lewisburg. The poster can also be claimed for free in the Atomic Store until May 7, and players can put the posters in their CAMP, which can also be used to start the quest.

Fortnite removes map area with apparent suicide scene

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Fortnite removes map area with apparent suicide scene

At the end of 2018, Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed a new initiative that would allow player creations to be featured on a small area of the official island map. Called The Block, this section would rotate every so often with the aim of showing off fan creativity. On April 2, The Block updated to showcase a mansion — but that locale was replaced recently with an older submission, Tropical Treetops. The change comes on the heels of player concern that the Mysterious Mansion area appeared to depict a suicide scene.

The Mysterious Mansion was the creation of Fortnite player FuryLeaks, and it provided players with an abandoned and overgrown house to explore. In FuryLeak’s tour of the map, the creator walks through the spooky mansion only to arrive at a room where a character hangs from the ceiling, with a chair tipped off to the side. It appears to depict a suicide scene.

Watch the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reveal here

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Watch the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reveal here

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment will unveil their new Star Wars action-adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, at Star Wars Celebration this Saturday, April 13. The reveal will be livestreamed on EA’s Star Wars Twitch channel at 1:30 p.m. CDT, according to a tweet from the official Star Wars Twitter account.

EA and Respawn started teasing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Tuesday, tweeting out a piece of artwork that included what appears to be a visibly damaged lightsaber resting upon a stone surface. A pair of circular runes are carved into the rock beneath that lightsaber. That tease also includes a warning: “Don’t stand out.”

Eve Online developer bans real-world politician from in-game office

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Eve Online developer bans real-world politician from in-game office

A veteran Eve Online player who ran for a seat on the game’s officially recognized representative council — and won, based in part on his own real-world political career in Washington — has been removed from that position and permanently banned from the game. Developer CCP Games announced the move on Monday, saying that it had received evidence he breached a non-disclosure agreement.

Eve is the famously complex spacefaring game launched in 2003. The massively multiplayer game is unique for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it maintains its own democratically elected council, a volunteer group of players who “advise and assist” the game’s developers on behalf of its global community. Called the Council of Stellar Management, or CSM, members are elected to a one-year term, and charged with hashing out some of the game’s biggest issues behind closed doors.

Resident Evil 2 add-on will let you skip the challenges, get right to the Tofu

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Resident Evil 2 add-on will let you skip the challenges, get right to the Tofu

Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake offers plenty beyond the core campaigns for Claire and Leon. Two extra scenarios, starring Umbrella Security Services operative Hunk and STARS member Tofu, are also available. But if you don’t want to put in the work or the time to unlock them — Hunk merely requires completing the game’s A and B scenarios — you can do that now for a few extra bucks.

The All In-game Rewards Unlock item costs $4.99 and grants immediate access to “The 4th Survivor” and “The Tofu Survivor” scenarios, as well as costumes, the infinite bonus weapon, and in-game models and concept art. These extras can be unlocked through gameplay by meeting certain requirements, but if you don’t feel like tackling some of Resident Evil 2’s more difficult challenges, and still want all the stuff, Capcom’s giving you the option for a small fee.

Ubisoft won’t be making any more toys for Starlink: Battle for Atlas

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Ubisoft won’t be making any more toys for Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Ubisoft’s toys-to-life game, won’t be getting any more physical toys. The announcement came last week, in a blog post made by the game’s development team. Additional digital content is on the way, along with a major game update in April.

“Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations,” said the Starlink development team. “Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future.”

Puzzle game Photographs tells surprisingly poignant human stories

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Puzzle game Photographs tells surprisingly poignant human stories

Photographs is a narrative puzzle game that journeys through five tragic stories. Each vignette explores how doing the right thing can lead to loss, heartbreak, and devastation. The game’s charming pixel art aesthetic drew me into each story, but it was how the game used simple puzzles to further its storytelling, that broke my heart each time.

Each of the five tales you play through in Photographs begins with an optimistic introduction to a main character. Their lives start simply enough: The alchemist studies cures alongside his plucky daughter; a young man inherits a local newspaper from his father; a mage studies the magic that will allow her to prevent tragedies. I get glimpses of their life through photographs and voice overs that help me learn about their motivations and ambitions. As I learn more about them, the backdrop for each level evolves. The alchemist’s shop grows in size or the mage turns her former school into her new home. Each evolution in their story is accompanied by a unique type of puzzle.

Warhammer: Chaosbane’s wood elf can summon a Groot-like pal to help out

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Warhammer: Chaosbane’s wood elf can summon a Groot-like pal to help out

The fourth and last character trailer for the forthcoming dungeon-crawler Warhammer: Chaosbane introduces us to Elessa, the Wood Elf Waywatcher. For those who prefer to dodge-roll out of danger rather than block-and-parry against Chaosbane’s horde of baddies, Elessa may be the main for you. This video shows off all she can do.

She isn’t all speed and ranged combat, though that of course sets her apart from the other three adventurers in Chaosbane. Elessa uses her nature affinity to slow down and poison enemies, buff up allies in multiplayer co-op, or summon a bunch of Groots to help out if she’s going solo.