Month: October 2021

In Disciples: Liberation, available now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, you’ll gradually uncover details about Avyanna as you progress through the 80-hour game. Without spoiling late-game reveals, here is her unfinished biography. Disciples: Liberation is a story of dichotomies. Mortals and their gods. A cruel past and a bright future. Death and life. Innocence and its loss. Secrecy and
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Despite some wildly derivative and frankly less than engaging elements, S.W.O.R.D. #9 presents compelling action framed by a savvy if emotionally problematic element for some legacy fans. There is a twist at the end that’s a jaw-dropper (if you’ve been reading, if this is your first issue, that’s out of left field) that also raises
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Prolific puzzle-makers POWGI (Puzzle on Word Games Inc, in case you were wondering) return this month with ‘Flowers’. Published by Lightwood Games, if you’ve played one of their titles before, you know what you’re getting: a single but original take on word puzzling, worthy of the back of a Sunday Times newspaper, presented in spartan
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In addition to dropping a huge Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-launch info dump including a detailed roadmap, Sledgehammer Games has provided an entire list of multiplayer changes that it has made since the beta, which range from visual and audio changes to weapon and movement changes. You can find the entire lowdown below. Visibility Distortion
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I’ve been a fan of the Resident Evil series since the original and I’ve played, completed, and enjoyed every mainline entry, with one major exception: Resident Evil 6. Released nearly a decade ago to mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, RE6 represented a total departure from the series’ survival horror roots. Its multiple campaigns
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1999’s Final Fantasy VIII was a huge commercial success for Square Enix both inside and outside of Japan. According to Director Yoshinori Kitase, the game took the franchise into a new direction – at least visually – and had quite an impact on Final Fantasy‘s future. While recalling Final Fantasy VIII‘s development and success on the
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We haven’t heard anything about Capcom’s mysterious sci-fi game Pragmata since its initial announcement in 2020, except for the news of its delay to 2023. You’ll be forgiven for thinking it went the way of Deep Down, but Capcom has reassured investors in its latest financial report that Pragmata‘s development is making “steady progress.” Capcom
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We’ve just launched Path of Exile: Scourge which contains everything a classic ARPG represents: terrifying demons, imminent danger, cool items, and powerful ways to build your characters. As you arrive in Wraeclast, a hooded figure appears from seemingly nowhere, terrified and asking for your help. You are encouraged to embed a rusty-looking device in your
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We were faintly aware of Röki happening on other systems back in June 2020. It launched on PC and Switch to some chin-stroking and appreciation, but it was a low murmur rather than anything that might get mentioned on the award circuit. We dismissed it as pretty but empty, and mentally logged it as something
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The Zenimax website currently has a bunch of open job opportunities at the Texas branch of id Software, and several of them mention the positions will be involved in “the development of a long-running iconic action FPS.” Assuming that Wolfenstein remains with Machine Games and Rage with Avalanche, that leaves Doom and Quake as the
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Welcome to another installment of The Beat’s Comics Crowdfunding Roundup! This week we’ve got an eclectic mix of projects, from new takes on superheroes to horror anthologies to a graphic adaptation of one of the most famous allegories in history. Let’s get started! PULSAR: BLIND DATE Creators: Van Allen Plexico (writer), Jennifer Stolzer (penciller), Jarrod
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Adventuregame Comics by Jason Shiga is an interactive middle grade graphic novel series where readers make their own choices about how the story unfolds. The first of three books is Leviathan, about the quest through an old medieval village to vanquish a giant sea creature terrorizing the Cobalt Isles. Maggie Lehrman at Abrams has acquired world rights to Adventuregame
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