2019 has been a good year for video games so far. There’s no shortage of amazing new games to play – but try as I might, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still the one. Every time I think I’m free, it pulls me back in. It seems almost silly to still be playing the most recent Zelda adventure two years on when there’s fresh new things like Resident Evil 2, Sekiro, Metro Exodus and even Tropico 6 vying for my attention. I’ve played plenty of all of those games and other new releases, too – but when the dust settles I always pick up my Switch and head back to Hyrule. It’s become my gaming equivalent of comfort food. It’s not a knock against those other games, either. All of the games I listed there are absolutely amazing – genre-defining, experimental, technology-pushing and impossibly addictive respectively – but none of them are quite what Breath of the Wild is. Something about that game pushes beyond: the open-ended … [Read more...] about It doesn’t matter how many amazing games come out – I can’t stop playing Breath of the Wild
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FORTNITE'S Skull Trooper costume is one skin many Battle Royale players have long wanted to get their hands on. One of the game's most exclusive skins hasn't been available since November 2017 but has made a reappearance in the trailer for Season 6 and is now finally available to purchase. Here's what we know... Fortnite Skull Trooper skin – how do you unlock the Ghostportal back bling? The fan-favourite Skull Trooper skin has returned to Fortnite after overwhelming support, and this time it arrives in the Item shop with a female version, accompanying Skull Sickle pickaxe and Crypt Cruiser Glider. You can also earn the Ghostportal backbling by completing challenges. The Epic Skull Sickle is available for 1,200 V-Bucks, as well as the Epic Crypt Cruiser, the Epic Skull Trooper skin is now available for 1,500 V-Bucks, and the rare Skull Ranger for 1,200 V-Bucks. The Skull Trooper was one of the first ever skins unveiled before the game's surge in popularity and was … [Read more...] about Fortnite Skull Trooper skin – is it now available in the Item Shop for Season 6 Halloween and how do you unlock the Ghostportal back bling?
Welcome to year 1, AF (anno Fortnite). Epic’s battle royale is the gaming world’s newest pacesetter, and it's getting bigger every week. But just how many people are playing Fortnite, across PC, consoles, and mobile? Putting a number to the madness is tough. Epic alone is privy to the census of its kingdom, and what it deigns to share isn’t broken down by console or mode (power salute, Save the World). Fortnite’s PC version is only on Epic’s dedicated launcher, which doesn't give us the player data we'd find on Steam. Still, the best guesstimates are backed by some truly astounding stats that hint at Fortnite’s gargantuan reach.For one, it’s a bank-buster. Fortnite took in a hefty $126 million in February alone, another one-up over PUBG’s $103 million according to a report from analytics firm SuperData Research. In March, another SuperData note increased that purse to a staggering $223 million. That financial force is largely thanks … [Read more...] about How many people are playing Fortnite?
I've written at some length about how Destiny 2 strayed from the light in terms of its design choices, and more recently we've covered Bungie's planned improvements for the troubled looter shooter. Those were further detailed last week in the form of a roadmap showing when specific changes are due, which was expanded on a day later by the sandbox design lead who talked about how the team is testing an update designed to make guardians "go fast". It sounds welcome but, as someone still playing the game, I can't help but think what's really needed is for Bungie to implement some risky changes right now. Last week's introduction of Masterwork Armor was a classic example of an addition that's both welcome and too conservative. I've already crafted a couple of sets, and while being able to reroll stats is handy, it's not going to draw back lapsed players. More problematically, the signature damage reduction perk is barely noticeable compared to the much sexier orb generation granted … [Read more...] about 6 things Bungie could do for Destiny 2 to bring players back right now
This Mystic Messenger article gives a walkthrough of V’s route, which is only available in Another Story, the new mode added in the September 2017 update. Our Mystic Messenger guide now includes a full V Route walkthrough ensuring you can achieve the Normal and Good Ends with the minimum of fuss. The V route kicks off on Day 5, so you’ll need to have followed our instructions on how to get on V’s route in Mystic Messenger’s Another Story mode. It could be considered spoiler material, so you may want to check out our V route Another Story chat times schedule and our page of V route Mystic Messenger tips instead. Still here? Good. Below you’ll find a run down of the endings available in Another Story and on V route, followed by details on the most efficient way to achieve them all. Then, after an image, you’ll hit the full V route walkthrough. Another Story V Route endings Another Story functions identically to the other modes in that you must … [Read more...] about Mystic Messenger V route walkthrough and endings – Day 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (Another Story mode)