You know the battle royale concept is a force to be reckoned with when a long-standing series like Call of Duty decides to join the fray. Black Ops 4 introduces Blackout, the series' rendition of last-person-standing deathmatch, and we've spent plenty of time with the new mode, which you can read about in our Black Ops 4 review. So, if you're not caught up on the battle royale craze or want to know how Black Ops 4 distinguishes itself from the top dogs of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, we have you covered.Before getting into the details, you should note that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a full-priced $60 game that comes with a new version of the lauded Zombies mode and traditional multiplayer modes in addition to Blackout (but no standard single-player campaign). The game is set to release on October 12 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Fortnite: Battle Royale on the other hand is free-to-play and playable on nearly every modern platform, including iOS and Android. Fortnite also … [Read more...] about How Does Blackout In Black Ops 4 Compare To Fortnite: Battle Royale And PUBG?
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Probably one of the most talked-about elements of From Software’s flawed masterpiece Dark Souls is its boss encounters. The game is an intentional throwback to retro-style gaming, so bosses are unforgiving monstrosities with attack patterns to learn and overcome. Every Dark Souls player has their rival, their most hated (or loved) boss fight, the one that kept them awake for days as they strove to overcome it. There’s one boss, though, on which everyone is agreed. This boss comes around halfway through the game and marks a major turning point in terms of tone, level design, narrative, and general atmosphere. That boss is Anor Londo’s Ornstein and Smough, encountered while players are searching for the Lordvessel on behalf of the serpent Frampt (probably, anyway), and it’s this pesky pair we’ll be discussing today in Bullet Points. Bullet Points is a regular series that looks at a unique aspect to one game. You can find more of them … [Read more...] about Bullet Points: Dark Souls’ Ornstein And Smough Boss Battle
I received a request from one of the readers to talk about how to deal with negative family members and we’re going to expand that to include negative friends or people around you or in your circle that you’re kind of stuck with. My experience with this goes back many years. My family had been supportive to an extent but they didn’t understand what I did. Not one of them really ever understood me and I’d had to deal with a lot of negative people and negative people are never fun. I can remember a couple of things that I had to deal with then, just to give you an idea of what it was like for me,. For one, I felt as though NOTHING I did was ever good enough, like if I did something and I wanted to share it with them because I’m all excited with what I’d created, they’d say something negative about it, like, “Oh, you know maybe you should do something with your life that’s, you know, NOT THAT”. For me, the thing that used to piss … [Read more...] about How To Deal With Unsupportive or Negative Family/Friends
‘FTL but on a…’ is a formula that sounds like it can just keep on giving, but it’s entirely telling that the creators of FTL have moved onto whip-smart micro-turn-based strategy instead of more ship management-based roguelitery. People keep making these things – on a train! on a post-apocalyptic battlebus! also on a spaceship! also on a post-apocalyptic battlebus! – but I can count the real successes on one hand. Sadly, it seems I won’t be grafting an extra finger with ‘Abandon Ship‘ carved into it onto that hand – not unless this Cthulhu vs pirates take on the vehicular surviv-o-RPG format can perform some serious course-correction during its voyage through early access. Abandon Ship hit early access today, with a full release planned for some point during the next year. It is not, to be clear, a finished game, and the dev claims that more and better stuff is due for it, but right now all I can speak to is whether or not … [Read more...] about FTL-like Abandon Ship hasn’t found its sea legs yet
Light Black Panther spoilers below!Black Panther's core concept--that there's a secretive African country full of otherworldly technology, affluent people, and godlike warriors--is incredibly fun and ripe for storytelling. But it also begs the potentially damning question: Where has Wakanda been while black people suffered all over the world throughout human history? The fact that Black Panther doesn't just address that, but tackles it head on as the movie's central conflict, is a large part of what makes it a fantastic film.Wakanda was long ago settled by five warring tribes who united under one king, empowered by the mountain of "vibranium"--the strongest metal in existence--implanted in the earth by a wayward asteroid. As its civilization became ever more advanced, Wakanda grew more and more secretive, under the leadership of a succession of kings who took on the mantle of the Black Panther.That's the opening story dump necessary to get audiences on board. But the film's events … [Read more...] about Black Panther Review: A Marvel Movie With A Message