Tecmo Super Bowl predicts what every decent human being hopes for in Super Bowl 53

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Tecmo Super Bowl predicts what every decent human being hopes for in Super Bowl 53

No one wants to see the goddamn son-of-a-bitch bastard New England Patriots in another Super Bowl again, but if we have to, we can only hope it goes exactly like this CPU-vs.-CPU simulation dialed up by TecmoBowl.org.

Before we get to the thrilling conclusion, here’s a little context to keep in mind. While this is a mod of 1991’s immortal Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES, that game does not have a victory formation to kill the clock, and the clock runs way faster than the time it shows. So 55 seconds in-game is about 25 or 30 in real time. The Mighty Bombjack Show is also not the halftime show in real life.

Deck-building RPG SteamWorld Quest headlines new Switch indie games

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Deck-building RPG SteamWorld Quest headlines new Switch indie games

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech headlined an indie game showcase for Nintendo Switch this morning. It’s a deck-building role-playing game with fantasy and steampunk motifs in its hand-drawn world.

Image & Form Games, makers of the SteamWorld line of games (four other launches going back to 2010) said SteamWorld Quest will launch “first on Nintendo Switch,” meaning this will be a timed exclusive.

Dead or Alive 6’s wokeness looks like marketing voodoo

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Dead or Alive 6’s wokeness looks like marketing voodoo

I’m beginning to suspect that Dead or Alive 6’s alleged wokeness is not all it seems to be. Since the game was unveiled back in June, publisher Koei Tecmo’s marketing message has insisted that the 3D fighter won’t be as raunchy as in years gone by. But judging from a preview event held last week, I’d say it’s pretty much business as usual.

Dead or Alive’s big new character is a scientist called NiCO. She wears an extremely short lab coat and cute-button hot pants. Marie is a returning character who wears her hair in pigtails. She also wears an S&M choker and a frilly maid’s uniform. Nyotengu is all bust and thighs in her revealing, flappy cape. The women are all fantastically pretty.

Sea of Thieves is enjoying a resurgence on Twitch

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Sea of Thieves is enjoying a resurgence on Twitch

Sea of Thieves is enjoying an excellent start to 2019. After a series of free expansion packs, events, and balance tweaks throughout 2018, the game is getting a whole new audience, thanks to some of the biggest names on Twitch.

The most recent expansion pack, Shrouded Spoils, is largely to thank for the recent surge of interest in the game. Rare increased the frequency of PvE events in the world, including krakens, megalodons, and skeleton ships, with Shrouded Spoils. The recent Reaper’s Mark flag also helps, allowing players to mark themselves on the map as ready to rumble, and increasing your chances of PvP.

World of Warcraft update brings new raid, new dungeon mechanic

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World of Warcraft update brings new raid, new dungeon mechanic

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth had a rough 2018 — one that Blizzard is intent on fixing this year with new content. 2019’s first batch of World of Warcraft content offers a new raid, and some powerful Mythic Keystone changes as well. Both additions that should elongate Battle for Azeroth’s current endgame.

The Battle for Dazar’alor raid has opened in World of Warcraft, and looks to be one of the most unique raids in the game’s long history. Unlike most raid experiences, each faction has their own distinct route through the raid, the Alliance trying to attack the Horde-controlled city, and the Horde trying to defend it.

Resident Evil 2 add-on content will star three new survivors

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Resident Evil 2 add-on content will star three new survivors

Capcom is working on a new game mode for its Resident Evil 2 remake that offers three additional perspectives on the zombie infestation of Raccoon City. That mode, The Ghost Survivors, will be released as a free update to the game, Capcom announced at Resident Evil 2’s launch event in Japan.

The Ghost Survivors will be a side story that focuses on three survivors: Robert Kendo, the firearms dealer who owns Raccoon City’s Kendo Gun Shop; an unnamed member of the Umbrella Security Service; and Raccoon City mayor Michael Warren’s daughter, who meets a tragic fate at the hands of the city’s police chief.

PUBG’s latest map, Vikendi, is now out for the console versions of the game

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PUBG’s latest map, Vikendi, is now out for the console versions of the game

The newest map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Vikendi, has finally made it to consoles.

The map that’s arriving on consoles is exactly the same as the one that launched on Windows PC last month, but this is the first time that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will get to check out the new snow-covered environment. Unlike previous maps for the game, Vikendi is slightly smaller and plays a little bit slower. With its wide-open areas and stark white landscapes, players have to be a little more stealthy and pick their opportunities more carefully on Vikendi than on any other map.

All three seasons of The Expanse will be available on Amazon Prime starting Feb. 8

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All three seasons of The Expanse will be available on Amazon Prime starting Feb. 8

Season three of The Expanse will begin streaming free for Amazon Prime members starting Feb. 8, Variety reports. The announcement has been confirmed on Twitter by the program’s writers. Fans can expect season four to premiere later this year, also on Amazon Prime.

The Expanse began its life on SyFy in 2015, but was canceled in May of last year, mid-way through the run of its third season. That’s when Jeff Bezos swooped in to pick it up, transporting the entire production over to Amazon Prime.

Far Cry New Dawn brings a ‘light RPG approach’ to the Far Cry series

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Far Cry New Dawn brings a ‘light RPG approach’ to the Far Cry series

Far Cry New Dawn takes place 17 years after the events of Far Cry 5, and Ubisoft is updating the game’s core mechanics by adding a few “light RPG elements.”

“We pushed what we call the light RPG approach in the game to create more depth, so you’ll be able to craft guns that have ranks, and these ranks they will be useful to fight against enemies that also have ranks,” creative director Jean-Sebastien Decant explained in a recent promotional tweet.

Fortnite’s new patch adds decoy snowmen to the game

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Fortnite’s new patch adds decoy snowmen to the game

Fortnite’s newest patch offers players a few balance changes but, more importantly, asks if they wanna build a snowman. Yep, patch v7.20’s content update is bringing snowmen to Fortnite as both decoys and disguises.

The snowmen will show up in the game as an item that players can pick up off the ground, from chests or out of llamas. The item will allow players to shoot out decoy snowmen, or dress up as one themselves. When a player is disguised as a snowman they won’t be able to use any other items or even build, but they can run and jump just like normal.