Author: Valhalladidde

In the newest Splatoon 3 single player campaign, players will embark on a much-needed vacation to Inkopolis Square, only to be met with an ominous sight. The once vibrant Inkopolis has been drained of color and replaced by odd sea creatures. More bad news, Marina is missing and it’s your job to rescue her and her friends. Unlike the typical online matches in Splatoon 3, the new Side Order DLC ventures into a whole new realm of rogue-like gameplay. You start off this story as Agent 8, an Octoling trying to survive in a world of chaos. The player will…

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In the dystopian future of Capes, renegade superheroes are called “Capes”, but none of them wear capes. What are you supposed to make of that? I was planning to dedicate the following 1000 words to trying to figure out a possible explanation for this bizarre state of affairs, but then it turned out to have really excellent turn-based strategy combat, so unfortunately I’ve had to pivot.It’s tempting to call this superhero XCOM, and certainly if you were disappointed by how Marvel’s Midnight Suns strayed from the studio’s roots this is likely to be more up your (crime-ridden) alley. Like that…

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Immersive sims are traditionally thought of as single-player titles. They can be really dense and systems-heavy games in which having even one player introduces an incredible number of variables, as that one player uses the freedom they’re afforded to tackle situations in any number of ways. It takes no small amount of creative ingenuity and coding wizardry to allow for all those possibilities, and that would only be magnified by the presence of another player, or a whole set of other players. Think of titles like System Shock or Prey, for instance, and imagine how injecting another player into these…

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Dead Island 2’s new SoLA expansion introduces players – sorry, Slayers – to a whole new side of Hell-A: an all-American festival where the stage is set for some of the game’s most gruesome zombie slaughter yet. The crowds of rotting, shambling festivalgoers will provide endless zombie-slaying hits, but where would any festival be without its headline acts? Enter the Whipper and the Clotter, two brand new, powerful Apex Variants designed to give even the most experienced Slayers some serious frights and fights. Verify your age to view this content. Verify your age to view this content. On the one…

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Pre-order Frostpunk 2 Deluxe Edition to join the sandbox Beta. Part of the new Utopia Builder mode with unique challenges. Available now on PC now through April 22. The Frostpunk 2 development team is excited to offer players a chance to return to the unforgiving Frostlands and experience a glimpse of our ambitious sequel, where in addition to the need to survive, you face the new, deadly threat of human nature and its insatiable thirst for power. The Beta features a part of the sandbox mode called the Utopia Builder Preview. While the original Frostpunk launched without a sandbox mode,…

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America is on a puritanical streak. Politically, individual states and the federal government keep looking for ways to completely outlaw abortion (and birth control, and health care for trans people, and books), while on social media, there’s been one hand-wringing discussion after another about whether movies should ever have sex scenes. The push to get blockbusters in front of a global audience has come with widely noticeable restrictions on sexual content — or even basic kissing. In modern studio movies, as R.S. Benedict put it, everyone is beautiful and no one is horny. All of which makes Luca Guadagnino’s sweaty,…

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