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The difference this year is there’s something worth missing
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The difference this year is there’s something worth missing
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Nintendo Direct on Monday will be all about indies
It appears as thoughis getting a stealth launch on , perhaps in two days.
A dataminer noticed an update for the game — it hasn’t been announced yet — was uploaded on Friday, and an industry analyst hinted that it will be announced during Monday morning’s Nintendo Direct.
SUPERHOT for Switch just got an update… but they haven’t even announced its release yet
— SimonTime (@itssimontime)
That was followed by this from analyst Daniel Ahmad.
Two games will be shadow dropped. Both games are Hot.
We’ll also get solid 2019 release dates for Creature in the Well, Blasphemous, Northgard, Trine 4, One Finger Death Punch 2, Skellboy and a few others.
2019 and 2020 release windows for other games.
Worth a watch.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX)
Industry watcher Nibel also chimed in:
Superhot is headed to Switch
— Nibel (@Nibellion)
Superhot originally launched on PC in early 2016, later making its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The genre-defying indie hit is mostly first-person shooter, but also substantially a puzzle game and perhaps even a strategy game. In any event, time only moves when the player does, which allows them to plot out John Wick-esque chained takedowns and eliminations of a room full of stylized bad guys.
Monday’s Nintendo Direct is at 9 a.m. EDT, and Nintendo said it will be another indie-focused showcase.
Brendan Donohue, the managing director of the NBA 2K League, with Chiquita “Chiquitae126” Evans at the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. | Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty Images
Just one woman on 21 teams, and only two were among the draft pool
TheLeague will hold a development camp specifically for women next week, specifically to increase the number of women players in an esports series chided for the lack of them.
The four-day camp begins on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at theLeague Studio in Queens. It brings 15 of the top women competing in NBA 2K to play against and learn from players and coaches in the current NBA 2K League season.
The NBA 2K League currently has only one woman on its 21 teams: Chiquita “Chiquitae126” Evans of Warriors Gaming Squad, the esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors.
In the, just one woman was on a shortlist of 250 potential draftees, and she didn’t make the cut for the final pool of 102 prospects. The shortcoming was enough to get the league’s organizers and the NBA’s head of diversity inclusion to form a task force with the job of . The 2019 NBA 2K League draft , with Evans being the .
A news release from the NBA 2K League said Evans will be participating in the development camp, along with her Warriors Gaming Squad teammate Charles “CB13” Bostwick. Nate Kahl of Nets GC, the MVP of the 2018 NBA 2K League Finals, will also be in attendance along with his team’s general manager and head coach, Ivan “OGKingCurt” Curtiss. Pacer Gaming head coach Cody Parent will also be there.
“I feel like it’s important to increase the number of female gamers in the 2K League because there’s no gender when it comes to playing video games,” Derric “YouFamousEnough” Franklin, the G.M. and head coach of Heat Check Gaming,. “A lot of female gamers get discouraged by the process early, and I want to be one of the ones to tell them that they can indeed see the process through to the end.”
Evans and Bostwick’s Warrior Gaming Squad made the league semifinals, where they lost to eventual champion T-Wolves Gaming. Her selection in the NBA 2K League draft this year earned her a nomination for “Best Esports Moment” in this year’s ESPY awards.
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Tim Longo reassigned, then leaves
’s creative director was reassigned off that team, , in a leadership shakeup coming about a year before the game’s planned launch.
Tim Longo, who was creative director for 2015’s, was reassigned to another role within 343 Industries last week, and this week left the studio altogether. Microsoft confirmed the departure in a statement to Kotaku.
Executive producer Mary Olson is now in charge ofInfinite’s campaign team as its lead producer, Microsoft said. The statement noted that “the overall creative vision and production of the game remains led by Chris Lee, Studio Head of Halo Infinite.”
No reasons were given for Longo’s reassignment or departure.
Halo Infinite is expected in the last three months of 2020 andfor the next console, codenamed for now. The game has been described as of the nearly 20-year-old franchise.
“These changes have no impact to the release date for Halo Infinite” Microsoft said in its statement.
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Fingers crossed: Bethesda’s first instanced event is running on new tech
Vault 94 is opening up inon Tuesday, Aug. 20 (on PC), and describes the game’s first Vault Raid. It’s an instanced event, meaning the only other human players you’ll find in there are the ones on your team.
For that, “we recommend assembling a full team of level 50+ characters to take on the timed and instanced missions you’ll encounter,” Bethesda wrote. What you find in there is all yours, the raid, the encounters and, of course, the loot. Bethesda says it is putting to use its “new Instancing technology” for the first time.
That’s why the raid’s launch will be staggered across platforms. PC players get it first on Tuesday and then, if raids “run smoothly over the following days, we will open the Vault for consoles as well,” Bethesda said. The patch delivering the Vault 94 raid will still be delivered on the same day to all platforms.
Inside the Vault itself, players will get three different missions on a weekly rotational basis. The first is “Dead in the Water,” to be followed by “Meltdown” and “Washout.” All the missions will last one week, and have three difficulty modes, an untimed Novice setting followed by Standard and Expert difficulties. Loot corresponds to difficulty, of course.
Canonically, Vault 94 was the home of pacifist Dwellers “armed with nothing but a stockpile of seeds and the Vault Suits on their backs.” So, hippies. Their door opened a year after the bombs dropped and out they went to restore the Earth’s bounty. It didn’t go so well for them.
Inside sounds something sorta like Vault 22 from. It’s “completely overrun by nature. Yet,” Bethesda writes, “something within now threatens its destruction.” Players are there to save the Vault, learn what happened to the hippies, and get their merch.
Among that loot will be plans to craft new Vault Armor sets, such as the Strangler Heart armor pictured above. Vault Armor plans can’t be earned in the Novice mode, so that’s basically just your practice run difficulty. The raid also awards a new resource, Vault Steel, which is necessary to build the armor. Neither steel nor the armor crafted from it can be dropped, traded or sold.
All that said, since new code is being put into use, be prepared for the chance this doesn’t work right the first time. “Staggering the release of Vault 94 between platforms will allow us more flexibility to address issues that may not be apparent until larger playerbase gains access to Vault 94 than our internal playtests allow,” Bethesda said. “If significant issues are discovered, we can disable the Raid on PC until we’ve implemented the necessary fixes, and then bring Vault 94 back online for all platforms.”
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Collect and upgrade dozens of cards featuring the Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses you know and love, as well as the Royales: Princes, Knights, Baby Dragons and more. Knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat your opponents and win Trophies, Crowns and glory in the Arena. Form a Clan to share cards and build your very own battle community.
Lead the Clash Royale Family to victory!
• Duel players from around the world in real-time in both 1v1 and 2v2 Battles
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• Build and upgrade your card collection with the Clash Royale Family along with dozens of your favorite Clash troops, spells and defenses
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The King of the Ring tournament has been a staple of the WWE since the 1980s, and has been used to push wrestlers’ careers to the next level. The list of King of the Ring tournament winners reads like a who’s who of WWE, with past winners including the likes of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Kurt Angle, Randy Savage,, Triple H, and Brock Lesnar, and winning the tournament is a distinct honor for any WWE superstar.
Since Brock Lesnar won the King of the Ring tournament in 2002, the tournament has been held sporadically instead of every year, with the last tournament taking place in 2015 and won by Bad News Barrett. Nowhas confirmed that the King of the Ring tournament is making a comeback, with tournament matches to take place on Raw and SmackDown in the weeks leading up to the Clash of Champions pay-per-view on September 15.
The King of the Ring tournament finals will take place at Clash of Champions, and WWE fans can start placing their bets on who they think will take away the victory. WWE has released the official King of the Ring 2019 bracket, revealing every superstar who is participating in this year’s version of the tournament.
As can be seen by the King of the Ring 2019 bracket, the tournament will consist of eight superstars from Raw and eight from SmackDown, culminating in a SmackDown vs. Raw match at Clash of Champions. At a glance, it seems like the wrestlers that are most likely to advance to the finals include the likes of Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin on the Raw side, whereas we can see SmackDown wrestlers Kevin Owens, Buddy Murphy, and Andrade also making it far in the tournament. With Owens feuding with Shane McMahon and utilizing Steve Austin’s Stunner, it seems as though he is the most likely candidate to win the whole thing, as an homage to Austin’s historic 1996 win.
In the meantime, it will be interesting to see if the King of the Ring tournament is incorporated into theat all. Most WWE 2K games have featured King of the Ring tournaments, and with the tournament getting a new focus on WWE television, we don’t see why it wouldn’t return for WWE 2K20.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is full of romantic sidequests that players can pursue, but not all of them are truly worth pursuing. Of course, those whoas a way to gain additional XP and while completing other endgame events, but those who would prefer to prioritize may want to know which storylines are the best and which are the worst.
It’s worth adding that, while the romance options inare a nice feature, it’s subpar compared to many games with romantic options. It’s little more than just side stories that players can enjoy, as none of them really change or have any influence in the way the game turns out, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable than other sidequests. Regardless, here are the 5 best and worst romances in AC: Odyssey.
The idea of romancing a pirate sounds fantastic and fits into the greek world easily, but the implementation leaves much to be desired. While most romance storylines require a number of, Xenia’s quests revolve around receiving a treasure map, finding it, and returning it to her. It is so formulaic and repetitive that finishing the storyline often seems like an afterthought.
This quest ties into eliminating the cultists throughout Greece, but also adds the hilarity of romancing someone who has an evil twin. The cliche may be old hat, but it worked well here, adding a nice level of hilarity while hunting cultists in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
is mostly unremarkable, as it is a short quest tied to some flowers and “a spear,” double entendre intended. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey fans who have completed his romance have likely forgotten it, and those who haven’t aren’t really missing anything.
Decisions matter in Mikkos’ storyline, as a single misstep can see him dead by the end, but his storyline has a fine balance of romance and the “when in Greece” attitude. At one point, Mikkos will offer players the choice of sleeping with just him, him and another woman, him and another man, or him and both of the other two. Then, as long as he lives, there is a heartfelt moment that occurs between the two at the completing of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey quest.
The biggest issue with Roxana’s storyline is how short and choppy it is, as the first three quests title practically say it all: “Sparring with Roxana, Archery Practice, Foot Race.” Joining her in the final quest, Retribution, doesn’t add much to the romance, either.
First met during a half-naked group party (there was a goat), Alkibiades will continue to pop up throughout the story, adding a level of comedy and reoccurring romance that players just can’t seemingly and laughingly escape. However, for Alkibiades to be romanceable throughout the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey story, he must be flirted with when he is first met.
The romance with Natakas (if playing as Kassandra) or Neema (if playing as Alexios) may actually be one of the better romantic storylines…if players want it. Because it removes player agency, it’s hard to say it qualifies as a good romance, though. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sold itself as a game of choice, with group sex, references to goats, and overall strange predicaments all being a possibility, but then the second episodeforces players into a heterosexual relationship that was painted as “growing up.” Ubisoft has done its best to patch out the more restraining details, but even though procreation is required for the overarching AC storyline, it probably would have been better to leave that up in the air.
Unlike Neema and Natakas, players have a choice in pursuing either Kyra or Thaletas in an intriguing storyline that takes place on the Silver Islands. The romance will keep players busy and intrigued for a considerable amount of time, as well as have multiple ways to go. Either way, when it comes to romancing, players will have to choose Kyra or Thaletas in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Also unlike Neema and Natakas, Kyra or Thaletas will go for eitheror Alexios (like every other romance).
Auxesia’s romance in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is by far the most awkward, perhaps more so than the occasional goat that appears in romantic sidequests and unbefitting for one of the. After collecting some ingredients that include a bear scrotum and a deer tongue, players can choose to spare the husband and offer themselves to sate Auxesia’s lust in the appropriately titled quest, Age is Just a Number.
Daphnae’s storyline begins around. Players will be tasked with hunting down various legendary animals and will eventually receive a small romantic scene. However, this romance is also the most heart-breaking, as regardless of choice, it does not end on a happy note for either the PC or Daphnae in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also currently in development.