AVENGERS Endgame hit cinemas this week, wrapping up 22 movies worth of Plot in one summer blockbuster. It's not just coming to cinemas, though -- it's also coming to Fortnite. A second Fortnite X Avengers event is here, just in time for Avengers: Endgame to be released in cinemas. The Limited Time Endgame mode sees players split into two teams - Heroes and Chitauri. As the heroes hunt for Avengers' weapons, Chitauri look for Infinity Stones. The first Chitauri to find an Infinity Stone turns into Thanos, with their power increasing for every stone they find. Heroes, meanwhile, can respawn on death, at least to begin with. Heroes also start with a map showing them the way to the first Mythic Avengers item; the rest can be found in chests. If you are eliminated as Thanos when there are still other Chitauri alive, another member of your team will become Thanos after a short delay. The fight ends either when a player as Thanos collects all six stones, which stops heroes from … [Read more...] about Fortnite Avengers Endgame crossover begins as Thanos and Chitauri invade
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Parenting has changed a great deal in recent years. There was a time, not so long ago in fact, when the idea of sourcing anabolic steroids for your five-year-old son by trading some medals he won with a distressingly large, talking slug would be frowned upon. The same was also true of stuffing your feet into the mouths of crying infants in order to keep them quiet and so, naturally, bring about the conditions in which you could take their carer’s cherry. Thank goodness, then, for Amanita Design, the independent Czech studio behind Machinarium, the Samorost series, and forthcoming horror game Creaks. This heroic collective of developers decided to tackle these outmoded societal hangups head-on with darkly comic puzzler Chuchel. These days, thanks to Amanita, most parents wouldn’t think twice about involving their kids in drug deals or theft, and are rightly no longer demonised for doing so. Chuchel, by the way, is absolutely brilliant. In it you help, hinder, and torment the … [Read more...] about The best PC games of 2018: Chuchel
Update Night is a fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they’ve been changed for better or worse. I’ve got a robot chicken in the shed that parps out batteries. Do you want to have a look? No, seriously, she’s next to the electrical sheep, and she’s a proper money maker. Every day I teleport down to my little farm, collect all the wheat and cotton and kiwi fruits that have grown overnight, and fill my pockets with double-As. The penguins at the spaceport pay loads for batteries, you see. They love electrical wool, too, but it’s the metal chicken that’s allowed me to give my bipedal mech a better drill arm, as well as giving me the funds to buy a few bars of tungsten and add another wing to my starship. A wing that I’m planning to fill with chickens, of course. At launch, Starbound offered a huge web of possibilities, from humble farming to exploring the galaxy. In the two years since the 2D … [Read more...] about Has Starbound been improved by its updates?
Chuchel is a tour de force of animation, every scene so vibrant and hilarious, colourful and manic, the slightest tweaks in character facial expressions eliciting guffaws. Every new scene is a glorious delight just to look at, before you even start playing with it. And then, as you click on every element on the screen, delightful, silly and gorgeous things happen. This is a game where I find myself trying to work out what is the correct solution to any given puzzle, just so I can avoid clicking on it before I’ve clicked on everything else. I exhaust every repeated joke until it loops, don’t mind when they do, and call people in from other rooms to see the funniest moments. Chuchel is, beyond belief, wonderful. From Amanita, who have previously brought us utterly beautiful games like Machinarium, Samorost and Botanicula, this is in some ways a diversion, in others true to their wondrously animated form. Whereas their games are usually better described as organic adventure … [Read more...] about Wot I Think: Chuchel
There's a space of dead air in the Undead Parish. The walkway from the Blacksmith's bonfire into the Parish itself never felt entirely right. But I trudged along regardless, attempting to find a summon sign to fight the Belfry Gargoyles. However, what I got was the opposite. A message popped up at the bottom of my screen. "Dark Spirit Karel_88 has invaded". The Dark Souls I knew was gone. The predictability of the enemies was gone. I was up against another human; A complete wildcard. Needless to say, I was blindsided and killed in an instant. PvP in Dark Souls is just as obtuse as the rest of the game, with the player having to complete bosses in a certain order to join a covenant or obtain a hard to find item. Knowing what an achievement it is to even be able to invade other players in Dark Souls makes it even more terrifying when faced against someone who has gone to all that trouble just to get to you. On the opposite end of this are the people who actively seek out invasions, to … [Read more...] about The rituals, strategies, honour and etiquette that keep Dark Souls PvP alive