Everyone hates my big stupid horse in Red Dead Online

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Everyone hates my big stupid horse in Red Dead Online

Red Dead Online, much like Red Dead Redemption 2, gives the player a horse as their primary means of travelling through the world. In Red Dead Online, your horse cannot die, and players carefully weigh the pros and cons of each horse for each competitive task, unless you are me, in which case I just picked a giant horse and all of my friends fucking hate him. Meet Hayseed, my loyal friend.

My first two horses were a lean gray stallion named Wild Eye and a chestnut PS4 special edition horse named Duchess. Wild Eye was basic, and everyone was using the chestnut horse; I wanted to be special. Is the purpose of a shared game world not to express your individuality?

Nintendo eShop brings Deltarune, Ice Climbers to Switch

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Nintendo eShop brings Deltarune, Ice Climbers to Switch

Nintendo Switch owners enter the world of Deltarune — the spinoff-sequel from the creator of Undertale — for free today as part of this week’s eShop update. Chapter one of Deltarune, which first hit PC last October, will be available on Friday, March 1.

Switch owners can also experience the violent, jazzy action of Ape Out, which lets you control an ape escaping from its captors, turning them and the game world into a gory Jackson Pollock painting. Ape Out is out today.

Fortnite’s season 8 battle pass brings pirates and a banana man

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Fortnite’s season 8 battle pass brings pirates and a banana man

Fortnite’s latest season is here and that means it’s time for a new battle pass. Fortnite’s season 8 battle pass has skins that fit right into this season’s pirates-and-ruins theme, along with random ones like the dragon and banana man.

Among the standouts is Blackheart, which fits the pirate theme. Also in the pass are skins like Sidewinder, an adventurer, and Master Key, which may not fit the theme, but are still great additions.

Fortnite now has a ping system, just like Apex Legends

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Fortnite now has a ping system, just like Apex Legends

Since Respawn Entertainment released Apex Legends, battle royale fans have been abuzz about the game’s thoughtful communication options. With the press of a button, you can simply look at an object and tell your Apex teammates exactly what they need to know about their environment without needing a microphone at all. And now Fortnite’s got it too.

Early this morning, Epic Games launched Fortnite’s pirate-themed season 8, which includes map updates such as new locations, as well as another mode of transportation — volcano vents. Epic also teased players that there are a variety of secrets hiding in the update. So far, that’s all stuff that fans can expect from a new season. But the most surprising inclusion has got to be a brand-new feature that will look familiar to anyone who has played Apex Legends.

Fortnite’s season 8 cinematic shows off a volcano, pirate ships, and ancient ruins

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Fortnite’s season 8 cinematic shows off a volcano, pirate ships, and ancient ruins

Epic is once again kicking off the new Fortnite season with a cinematic trailer. The trailer combines all the themes of the season — naval combat, exploration, and ruins — by sending its characters on a treasure hunt.

The season 8 trailer, called X Marks the Spot, shows three warring factions each in a race to get the hidden treasure. From out of the frozen tundra of the map’s southwest corner comes Ice King, Prisoner jumps out of the newly formed volcano, and Blackhart the pirate captain even joins the fray. Each of these treasure hunters brought a couple of their minions along for the search, but the trailer ends just as they’re all about to get into a scuffle over the loot.

Judgment is a legal melodrama full of busting crime — and finding cats

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Judgment is a legal melodrama full of busting crime — and finding cats

For as fun as the punching-and-kicking combat of Sega’s Yakuza franchise is, the most charming part of the gangster drama is its self-awareness. These are hilarious action games, full of overwrought cutscenes, inane sidequests, wonderful characters, and cats. Lots and lots of cats.

Judgment, a Yakuza spinoff that exchanges Japanese mafiosi for disbarred lawyers (who still love punching and kicking), is no different. Of course, its story is worlds away from that of Kiryu Kazama, Yakuza’s antihero: Takayuki Yagami is a former attorney who becomes a private investigator after he gets a murder suspect acquitted, only for the defendant to burn his girlfriend to death.

Fortnite season 8 patch adds pirate cannons and new locations to the map

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Fortnite season 8 patch adds pirate cannons and new locations to the map

Fortnite’s newest season is here and with it a massive patch. While this patch includes plenty of gameplay changes, the most noticeable additions have come to Fortnite’s map.

Epic is changing up the environment a bit. Change has come to Wailing Woods, which has burned to the ground and replaced by a giant volcano — the one from all the teasers — and a dense jungle. Also new to the map are Sunny Steps, an hidden series of steppe-like pyramids in the jungle, and the Lazy Lagoon, a secret pirate cove that now occupies most of the map’s northern edge.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be revealed in April

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be revealed in April

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the forthcoming action adventure game from Respawn Entertainment, will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration this April, Lucasfilm announced Wednesday.

The game will be shown off during a special panel on Saturday, April 13. (Star Wars Celebration 2019 runs April 11-15 in Chicago.) The game’s story involves “a Padawan who survived Order 66,” and it is set “in the time after the fall of the Jedi Order.”

Alien: Isolation ‘digital series’ coming based on the game’s cutscenes

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Alien: Isolation ‘digital series’ coming based on the game’s cutscenes

20th Century Fox is turning Alien: Isolation, Sega and Creative Assembly’s 2014 horror game, into a “digital series” that reimagines Amanda Ripley’s story. That seven-part series will utilize the game’s existing cutscenes and “new story beats,” to tell the story of Alien: Isolation in a non-interactive way.

IGN will play host to the new Alien: Isolation series, all seven episodes of which will be available on YouTube on Feb. 28. The debut trailer, which you can watch above, promises to tell Amanda Ripley’s “journey from a new angle.”

The Division 2’s first year of content to include a raid and new specializations

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The Division 2’s first year of content to include a raid and new specializations

Ubisoft has revealed the first year’s content for the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. In a new trailer for the game, the company revealed that all content will be free, but players who buy the Gold or Ultimate editions of the game will get the Year 1 pass. The pass will come with cosmetic bonuses and early access to the new content, and go on sale as a standalone purchase when Ubisoft releases The Division 2 on March 15.

After release, The Division 2 will get an update called Tidal Basin. This update houses a new Stronghold for players to invade and is set in a harbor around Washington, D.C.’s Tidal Basin national park.