Life Is Strange 2 teaser hints at a different, darker side

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Life Is Strange 2 teaser hints at a different, darker side

Life Is Strange 2 looks nothing like its predecessors, based on the game’s first teaser trailer. Running just shy of a minute, the video takes us to what seems like a much darker, more mysterious world — and it opens with a murder.

There’s a Resident Evil 7-type vibe to this teaser, which is presented as first-person cop car footage. The recording is dated Oct. 28, 2018, and it’s from someone named Officer Matthews.

Life Is Strange 2 teaser hints at a different, darker side

about X hours ago from
Life Is Strange 2 teaser hints at a different, darker side

Life Is Strange 2 looks nothing like its predecessors, based on the game’s first teaser trailer. Running just shy of a minute, the video takes us to what seems like a much darker, more mysterious world — and it opens with a murder.

There’s a Resident Evil 7-type vibe to this teaser, which is presented as first-person cop car footage. The recording is dated Oct. 28, 2016, and it’s from someone named Officer Matthews.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy physical copies only have the first game on disc

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy physical copies only have the first game on disc

Two of the three games in the forthcoming Spyro Reignited Trilogy must be downloaded and are not on the retail disc, according to the game’s official site. The news has upset some fans.

Spyro the Dragon is on the disc. Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon must be downloaded. We’ve reached out to Activision for an explanation. A comment given to PlayStation Lifestyle yesterday didn’t answer the question of why this was necessary. “As with most games today, downloading an update after purchase is quite common. The language on packaging and on the web is to let players know the requirements for Spyro Reignited Trilogy,” the statement said.

Spider-Man PS4 gives Mary Jane Watson the chance to be a hero

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Spider-Man PS4 gives Mary Jane Watson the chance to be a hero

Superheroes’ on-screen stories could use a lot more women at the center of their worlds. Wonder Woman survived multiple Superman and Batman reboots to finally get her due. Captain Marvel is coming in 2019, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent the last 10 years treading water to get there. After years of being a fan favorite, only now is Black Widow getting her own vehicle. Black Panther’s most exciting heroes, the women who stand with T’Challa, weren’t top billed. It’s not that women aren’t allowed to be heroes — it’s that cinematic universes have rarely propped them up as the stars they deserve to be.

With so many options in its mythology, Spider-Man is more guilty than many Marvel franchises for sidelining female characters. Women figure into every part of Peter Parker’s life: Aunt May is his sole family member, the one thing keeping him from being totally orphaned; science nerd Gwen Stacy was Peter’s first love; Black Cat, who has yet to make her movie debut, is a sexy superhero that Peter falls for.

Take a look at Madden NFL 19’s promising PC port on ultra settings

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Take a look at Madden NFL 19’s promising PC port on ultra settings

Madden has finally returned to the PC. At last, a great American football game on Windows that doesn’t star orcs or run on an emulator! I’ve spent a few days with the PC version, and I’m here to answer the first question for every PC release: How does it run?

Does Madden NFL 19 match the best PC ports of this generation, or has EA done the minimum to bring its beloved football series to Windows? The answer is somewhere in the middle. We tested Madden 19’s PC code on both a 2018 Razer Blade laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and a custom tower PC with a GTX 980 Ti. The port is impressive but flawed, an occasionally unreliable but promising starting point for future updates.

Speedrunner rallies to take Super Mario Odyssey world record

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Speedrunner rallies to take Super Mario Odyssey world record

Two days ago, LilKirbs14, a speedrunner whose history on speedrun.com only goes back a year, took a swing at Super Mario Odyssey’s Any% record. He missed by six seconds.

Moreover, it and every other run he’d taken at the Any% category of Super Mario Odyssey — still the third most run game on speedrun.com — were all “obsolete” on arrival. That means they tied a run set earlier by someone else (the first to reach a certain time, in other words, has precedence for that rank).

Fan-made Morrowind mod 17 years in the making is a great excuse to reinstall the original

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Fan-made Morrowind mod 17 years in the making is a great excuse to reinstall the original

The legendary open-world role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, is still being updated by fans. One effort, which began before the game was even released in May 2002, just issued a major new update. The mod, called Tamriel Rebuilt, seeks to recreate the original design first envisioned by the team at Bethesda Softworks.

Thanks to the efforts of this dedicated team, more than 16 years after the original title there’s more adventures to be had than ever before.

Xbox Game Pass dashboard revised to show subscribers what’s new

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Xbox Game Pass dashboard revised to show subscribers what’s new

Responding to user feedback, Microsoft has introduced a new and improved interface to the Xbox Games Pass service that it hopes will connect new users to the large catalog of content it has available.

As outlined by Xbox Wire, the new Game Pass tab from the Xbox One’s Home dashboard was added on Monday, and will steer subscribers to what’s new on the service every time they turn on their console. Popular games, new additions and deals, to include downloadable content for Game Pass titles, will also be spotlighted.

World of Warcraft’s latest story campaign has ignited the fanbase

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World of Warcraft’s latest story campaign has ignited the fanbase

World of Warcraft is about to get a new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, which returns to the series’ roots of faction-against-faction conflict. Returning to the status quo isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially because the current Legion expansion’s campaign culminated with players teaming up aboard a spaceship to go and fight the soul of a planet. Blizzard has rolled out a two-part pre-expansion campaign called War of the Thorns, with two different stories for the Horde and the Alliance. War of the Thorns culminates with the Night Elf world tree, Teldrassil, being burned down.

We’ve known that Teldrassil burns since BlizzCon in November 2017; we also know that the Alliance mobilizes to retake the Undercity from the Horde as a direct response. As always, the devil is in the details, and fans are taking to social media to express their unhappiness with the current story — and what it means for their characters.