By Christian Hoffer - November 17, 2019 08:52 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 Pokemon Sword and Shield has about as much content as past Pokemon games. Players are making their way through Pokemon Sword and Shield, the newest Pokemon games that were released last week for the Nintendo Switch. While the new games take advantage of the Nintendo Switch's better graphics capabilities, the games are not particularly longer than previous Pokemon installments. That means that a player should be able to complete the game in about 20 hours if they focus only on completing the main storyline. However, players can pour a lot more time into Pokemon Sword and Shield, if they wish. There are 400 different Pokemon species to catch, plus the open world Wild Area to explore, and a bit of post-game content. There are also daily Max Raid Battles, in which players can challenge Dynamaxed Pokemon and even occasionally find a rare Gigantamax Pokemon. Basically, there are a lot that players … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Beat Pokemon Sword and Shield?
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The second episode of The Mandalorian has yet to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service, but already one of the show's central mysteries has been solved. Viewers were introduced to the Mandalorian in the series premiere, but at no point was his name uttered. Thus far, we've referred to him as the Mandalorian or Mando, for short.As it turns out, though, he doesn't go by Mando. Pedro Pascal, who plays the mysterious bounty hunter, revealed the Mandalorian's name in a behind-the-scenes interview. "The Mandalorian, whose name is Din Jarron, is your iconically cool, flawed, mysterious, loner gunslinger that harkens to the best of the samurai movies and the westerns."So there you have it, the Mandalorian's name is Din Jarron. Of course, there's no telling when that name will actually be spoken on the show or if we'll ever see Din Jarron's face.If the first episode is any indication, we will slowly learn more about Din Jarron's past before he became a Mandalorian bounty hunter. The … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Mandalorian’s Real Name Revealed And It’s Not Boba Fett
When you get to the end of a hard-fought round in Left 4 Dead 2, you're usually crawling towards a rugged red door. Maybe there's only two of your zombie-slaying quartet left... your health bars stripped away by the horde, your eyesight drained of colour, signalling that one more knockdown equals permadeath. If you're lucky, you push through the pain and make it into the safe room on borrowed time, grab some ammo and shoot the charging zombies to carve a safe route for the rest of your team.That's unless you're playing Funny Doors. Funny Doors dictates that if you get into the safe room before a fellow survivor, in spite of earning those precious 25 points for letting them live to see the next round, you must hammer the E button to open and close the safe room door as they approach, turning the final moments of each round into one hilarious test of strength. Left 4 Dead 2's safe room doors have a serious heft to them, and as such, each swing animation creates a tiny window of … [Read more...] about As Left 4 Dead 2 turns 10, we speak to its creators about the Valve game that won’t die
It’s freezing on the set of Assassin’s Creed. It’s still dark, but that doesn’t stop the veritable hive of activity in the desert hills above the small Spanish town of Almeria. It’s the final day of shooting for one of the film’s 15th century sequences before the crew ups sticks and moves to London’s Pinewood Studios but the atmosphere isn’t one of panic, just of getting the job done. It’s a slick operation and I’m just doing my best not to get in the way as trucks speed into the main set area. Templars with shaved heads and cross tattoos on their necks wander by with very real swords and cups of steaming coffee, while horses are led casually through the madness. The head of the Templar army, Ojeda, wanders imposingly past, huge in armour and with a disconcertingly broken nose and milky left eye. I keep writing the word ‘COLD’ over and over in my notebook to keep my hands busy but I have an eagle eye out for … [Read more...] about On the set of Assassin’s Creed – this is no ordinary video game movie
Expectation is terrible thing. Its ugly sister, hype, is even worse. Broken Age, the first adventure game from genre pioneer Tim Schafer in 16 years, the game that blew open the doors for crowd-funded gaming, groans under these twin burdens. Best, then, to just judge the game for what it is, separate from its inherited legacy and scrutinised production history. It's just that, under those criteria, what you find is a nice but largely unremarkable adventure game. It's a game that makes no terrible missteps, yet that's largely because it never attempts anything bold enough to risk landing flat on its face. What you get is two stories in one, each following a frustrated young soul breaking free from parental and social constraints. Vella is on the verge of womanhood, and is due to be sacrificed to Mog Chothera, a gigantic monster, as part of a traditional festival known as the Maiden Feast that will keep the village of Sugar Bunting safe for another year. Everyone seems quite OK with this … [Read more...] about Broken Age: Act 1 review