The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 2nd – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 12:00 pm
What was the best city videogames allowed us to visit in 2016? The RPS Advent Calendar highlights our favourite games of the year, daily, and behind today’s door is… … [visit site to read more]


Alright, so she's not exactly an unbiased source, but the shiny-armored stormtrooper of Star Wars 8 is pretty sure you'll enjoy the film


Reminder: PC Gamer Weekender early bird ticket sales end December 4
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 11:50 am
We here at GamesRadar tend to focus on console games, but we haven't forgotten about our PC-playing pals in the audience


Negan's backstory is coming, but you can get a head-start with a mini-comic
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 12:33 pm
He may be a real mean SOB, but The Walking Dead's Negan is a fan-favorite already


Monthly Economic Report - November 2016
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 11:28 am

This is the monthly Economic Report for November 2016. 

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The raw data and graphs that make up this report can be downloaded here (21 MB).

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A New Broom at Daybreak?
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 12:15 pm
This past weekend I started the process of building up the usual end of year posts.  Those are less like the random creative writing assignments I churn out daily as they require some data collection.  The easiest of the lot is the review of my


SWTOR Knights of the Eternal Throne launches today; we chat with BioWare
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 12:00 pm
Last year, the developers of Star Wars the Old Republic changed the focus of the game. Instead of continuing to make Knights of the Old Republic the MMORPG, BioWare decided to place heavy focus on its single-player aspects when it launched Knights of the Fallen Empire. Today, the next expansion, Knights of the Eternal Throne, officially launches and asks the question: Why [...]


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Elder Scrolls teases big weekend sale with fresh One Tamriel trailer
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 12:20 pm
Bethsoft released a brand-new trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online last night at The Game Awards, this one talking up One Tamriel’s launch and the positive reception gamers gave the new level-scaling mechanics. It’s not going to surprise MMORPG gamers already familiar with the game, but it does show off some beautiful gameplay, including riding, spell animations, and mass combat. [...]


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LawBreakers releases new trailer, plans 2017 beta test
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 12:40 pm
LawBreakers has been super quiet all fall following Boss Key’s announcement that it planned to dig back into development based on the feedback from the summer’s alpha test. But the quiet is coming to an end, as last night’s Game Awards coaxed a brand-new trailer out of the game and CliffyB. The video teases new maps, new modes, and new roles, [...]


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WoW Factor: Looking forward to World of Warcraft 7.2
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 1:00 pm
It’s been a little while, friends, but that happens. Last time I was making bets about what we’d see for World of Warcraft at BlizzCon, and as it happens I came up within a pretty solid margin of error. Since then, it’s been a pretty straightforward few weeks of plugging away at the test server whilst punching at various enemies [...]


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Hero’s Song adds dungeon boss encounters, friends list, and roadways
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 1:30 pm
It’s always important to keep in mind that early access is quite often just an alpha in need of a great amount of construction and experimentation. As Hero’s Song barrels through its early access period, the team is busy pushing out patches to flesh out the content and features of this fantasy title. Yesterday Update 6 landed on the servers, [...]


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Have You Played… Prince Of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 10:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I used to have nightmares about this. … [visit site to read more]


"F$%k Konami, Viva Kojima": Guillermo del Toro says canceling P.T. was "moronic"
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 10:22 am
Hideo Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro were collaborating on P


Where to find and how to beat the Pitioss Ruins in Final Fantasy 15
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 11:03 am
Beaten Final Fantasy 15 already? Don't go thinking you've experienced everything the game has to offer


So it turns out that Spock actor Leonard Nimoy wasn't logical all the time


Black Desert Korea teases this month’s Dark Knight class launch
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 10:00 am
There are good points and bad about getting imports from overseas, but one of the good, at least from my perspective, is that we have an idea what’s eventually coming to our version of the game well in advance. Case in point: Black Desert’s Korean site updated yesterday with a teaser trailer for the Dark Knight, which is set to [...]


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World of Warcraft’s secondary stats are dropping in power; here’s why
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 10:30 am
Players who log on to World of Warcraft’s 7.1.5 test realm will no doubt have already noticed that secondary stats just aren’t what they used to be. The same amount of haste has you attacking slower, the same amount of mastery makes you less masterful, and so on. What gives? A new post on the official forums explains exactly why [...]


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Nature cops who punch kraken: Catching up with Project Gorgon’s Eric Heimburg
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 11:00 am
As many of you are well aware, we here at Massively OP are pretty fascinated with the work being done by MMO industry veterans Eric Heimburg and Sandra Powers on Project Gorgon. This indie PvE MMO is long on creativity, quirks, and exploration, and after a long period in (open, playable) alpha, it looks like the game might be rounding the [...]


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Camelot Unchained picks up new staffers, explains big battles
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 11:30 am
This month’s Camelot Unchained newsletter has arrived, and it’s packed — official word count: 7886. On the staffing front, which is net good news, the team has said farewell to one employee and picked up two new ones, a technical producer in Seattle and a programmer in Fairfax. Ben Pielstick also explains the game’s big battles functionality and how bots are [...]


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S1E42 - Pokemon - “It’s just a really cute game, you know?”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 10:00 am

Pokemon (plus Pokemon Sun and Moon)
  • Like pretty much everyone else these days, we grew up with Pokemon. And with it being the 20th anniversary of the series, we wanted to talk about the wonderful little pocket monsters and our history with them.
  • For the most part, Void has kept up with the series, playing through each iteration and seeing the changes that have come from Pokemon Red and Blue and Yellow all the way to Pokemon Sun and Moon. Beej, however, has only played Blue and Omega Ruby, so our takes on the series are different, but we both love it.
  • In terms of the games themselves, the generations iterate very slowly, and despite being 20 years later, the games are fundamentally the same. Each generation gives you modern conveniences and quality of life improvements that make the newer games well worth playing if you enjoy the formula.
  • Given the length and popularity of Pokemon over the past 20 years, there have been oodles of pokemon spin off games. One of our favorites was Pokemon Snap, where you travel on rails, competing for taking the best photos of the critters in the jungle. It was a weird concept and totally fun.Most recently, there has been Pokemon Go, and there have been a ton of improvements made lately. We aren’t playing it as much as we were in the beginning, but we certainly are still interested in seeing where it goes.
  • Void really loved the TV show, and he still watches it with his kids. The multi-generational aspect of the anime are really awesome, and it’s great that he gets to share stories about the same characters with them. Somehow, Ash and Pikachu are still the protagonists of the show, despite being revamped multiple times. Beej, on the other hand, never watched the show--he was just a bit out of the age range when it debuted.
  • The Pokemon Trading Card Game was Beej’s favorite, though. In high school, he and his friends were always playing it together. They were big card game people. Void, though, just collected the cards and traded them but rarely played the game. It’s still going, which is cool, and it’s still just as fun.
  • The release of Pokemon Sun and Moon has been really cool. It’s a totally new area that’s based around Pacific Islands, and Void is nearing the end of it (Beej will eventually Gamefly it). There are tons of little UI improvements to make it easier to select things you will use (like pokeballs in battle), and there’s more of a story than ever before in Pokemon Sun and Moon (and Void actually cared a bit!).
  • In both Pokemon Sun and Moon, there are visual indicators of match-ups which tell pokemon types’ strengths and weaknesses, and this is a major improvement for players who don’t have time to memorize the whole pokedex. The ride pokemon replace HMs, and you can call them from anywhere to use their utility abilities without wasting slots in your team. So you can finally have the perfect team you want without worrying about getting stuck out in the world.
  • Pokemon Sun and Moon are not hard, but they may be the most challenging pokemon game yet because of the inclusion of trials instead of gym battles. Overall, they’re Void’s favorite pokemon game.
  • There are rumors of a third game in the Pokemon Sun and Moon series for the Nintendo Switch. Beej would likely wait to play that one if he can afford a Switch when it comes out. He’s a big fan of waiting on Game of the Year-type rereleases anyway.
  • Both of us, though, tend to skip post-game content. Neither of really enjoy filling out our pokedex, and Pokemon Sun and Moon are no different. We go occasionally to kill some time hunting fun pokemon or Legendaries, maybe to hatch an egg or two, but for the most part, we like the stories and the content, but hate the repetitive aspect of post-game content. We are kind of hoping that Pokemon Sun and Moon have extra stuff after the main game, but we doubt it because it’s still Pokemon Red and Blue at heart
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Wot I Think – Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 8:00 am
In a frozen courtyard in Kansai two guards patrol while a heavily armoured samurai stands sentinel before an icicle-fringed gateway. The gaze of the stationary warrior pans from side to side like a broom sweeping snow from a path. It takes in the patroller on the eastern side of the courtyard before shifting to the […]


Kingdoms And Castles is a cute town management game
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 8:52 am
I like city building games and I like real-time strategy games that let me turtle up. Kingdoms And Castles looks like a bit of both: a game about building a village, making sure it has the food and resources it needs, and then protecting it by building a castle and forming an army to fight […]


Destiny: Xur weapons, gear, and location December 2 - 4. The 4th Horseman!
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 7:45 am
Xur, Destiny’s weekend Exotic trader, part-time occultist, and morbid troubadour, is back


Win 5 copies of Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault on Blu-ray
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 December 2016, 9:17 am
Think you've seen every last moment of the original Star Trek?Think again! Star Trek: The Original Series - The Roddenberry Vault delves into the personal archives of series creator Gene Roddenberry to bring you a ton of rare footage, unreleased for 50 years


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