Final Fantasy 14 team talks about Encyclopaedia Eorzea volume two, game design approach

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Final Fantasy 14 team talks about Encyclopaedia Eorzea volume two, game design approach

Square Enix’s MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 is known for its magical and dense story and world. That vast lore is explored in the book Encyclopaedia Eorzea - The World of Final Fantasy 14, a guide to the game that frequently sells out.

Encyclopaedia Eorzea goes into detail about the story’s beloved non-playable characters, the cultures of the game’s different races, the world’s landmarks and even the monsters that plague the land — it’s essentially the best guide to the vast world of Eorzea.

Here’s everything that’s in Fortnite’s Season 6 Battle Pass

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Here’s everything that’s in Fortnite’s Season 6 Battle Pass

Fortnite Season 6 is here and so is its Battle Pass. While previous seasons have stuck with their theme pretty loosely, this might be the first Battle Pass that seems to, more or less, keep its Halloween theme all the way from start to finish.

On the skins front, this Battle Pass has some of the best customizable skins we have ever seen in Fortnite with the Calamity and Dire skins. Between those two unlocks there’s a super detailed red riding hood-style skin, some kind of dark vampire woman called Dusk and not a single random military guy in the bunch.

Street Fighter EX’s Skullomania joins the roster of SNK Heroines

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Street Fighter EX’s Skullomania joins the roster of SNK Heroines

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, the fighting game that features an all-female cast of SNK characters, is getting another guest fighter: Skullomania, who made his first appearance in 1996’s Street Fighter EX. And just like Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury series, in SNK Heroines, Skullomania will appear in female form.

Skullomania will join the SNK Heroines roster on Oct. 11, SNK revealed in a new trailer. Incidentally, that trailer refers to the character as “Skullo Mania,” so it’s not clear if it’s the same character that appeared in the Street Fighter EX series and Fighting EX Layer.

Twitch streamer on community’s $2,000 campaign to save his life: ‘I have no words’

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Twitch streamer on community’s $2,000 campaign to save his life: ‘I have no words’

Mike “qik1” Iarossi was battling stabbing stomach pains when some of the people hanging out in his Twitch stream’s chat demanded he stop and go to the hospital.

Iarossi waved their concerns off. He didn’t have insurance, and he didn’t want to get caught in a bad financial situation. They pressured him, reiterating that he looked awful. His sickness was getting worse, and he knew it. He tried to seek treatment earlier, he told them, but was turned away from the free clinic where he often went to treat his diabetic needs. It would be more than a week before a general practitioner could see him, according to a nurse at the clinic, and Iarossi was prepared to wait it out, even with debilitating pain. His viewers couldn’t understand it, but Iarossi was adamant about financial concerns.

GLAAD awards will spotlight video games for the first time

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GLAAD awards will spotlight video games for the first time

GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, will for the first time include video games as a category for its upcoming GLAAD Media Awards. The Outstanding Video Game Award will recognize work that features “outstanding LGBTQ-inclusive content,” the organization said in a statement.

Candidates for the award must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. The GLAAD Media Awards, now in their 30th year, recognize media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community, and the issues facing their lives.

Fortnite’s ghostly shadow forms represent a huge change to the game

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Fortnite’s ghostly shadow forms represent a huge change to the game

While pets are the cutest change in Fortnite’s sixth season, one of the biggest gameplay shifts is the addition of “shadow stones,” consumable items that radically change how your character interacts with the world.

The stones can be found most reliably near the “corrupted” areas of the map, which are pretty easy to see from the air as you drop in. If you want to get started by going straight to some of the shadow stones, the picture below shows the places where you should start:

WildStar will shut down in November

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WildStar will shut down in November

Carbine Studios’ sci-fi massively multiplayer online game, WildStar, will shut down on Nov. 28, the studio confirmed in an update posted to its website on Wednesday.

According to the studio, which owner NCsoft confirmed it was shutting down earlier this month, it’s “going to do everything we can to honor the WildStar community, and show thanks for your support.” That means a series of events running through the game’s termination in November. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening:

Pokémon returns to US movie theaters this Thanksgiving

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Pokémon returns to US movie theaters this Thanksgiving

Pokémon’s latest movie will screen in U.S. theaters this November, The Pokémon Company announced. Dubbed Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us in English, the feature-length anime is set in an original timeline with new characters, as well as a totally unique art style.

The Power of Us will run for just four days, right around Thanksgiving break. Select theaters will show the movie on Nov. 24, Nov. 26 and Nov. 28, and Dec. 1. Tickets will be on sale through Fathom Events, which also distributed the previous theatrical Pokémon anime, Pokémon: I Choose You!, last year.