The Division 2 private beta is in full swing, throwing players into a mid-apocalyptic world of Washington D.C. Early on, the beta asks players to reach the lawn of the White House and take it over as the new Base of Operations for Division agents, where players can craft weapons and get sent on missions — just so we all know what we’re dealing with here. A few hours into the beta’s content, you come across a side quest inside D.C.’s National Archives building. Here, the Division agents are sent on a deeply important mission to ... steal the Declaration of Independence. Players enter the Archive, shoot a bunch of guys who are basically part of a prepper group, shove the entire document into their backpacks (filled with grenades, useless guns, purple knee-pads, etc.), and haul it back to the nearby settlement. This seemingly serious mission evokes something familiar — something that happens as friends are chatting about the changes from Division 1 to … [Read more...] about You can steal the Declaration of Independence in The Division 2
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EVERY year, families across the US get together to celebrate both Independence Day and the nation's most delicious dishes. Google marked today's holiday in a novel way, by compiling each state's special Fourth of July recipes. How is Google celebrating Independence Day food? Google created an interactive map exploring some of the best food America has to offer. The "Foodle" features highly searched recipes over the last 12 months for each state. It includes a gooey goulash from Michigan and spaghetti squash from Colorado. There are also instructions on how to make a Louisiana-style gumbo and Maine apple pie. What is Independence Day? Independence Day celebrates America’s independence from the British Empire. In 1775, the 13 colonies that made up America declared a war of independence against Britain. The British had inhabited America since 1587 and exploited their resources such as tobacco and tea. Tensions began to rise between the British and Americans as the British Government … [Read more...] about 4th of July 2018 Google Doodle – here’s how the search engine is celebrating Independence Day food
Warmind, Destiny 2's second and latest expansion, offers a short but sweet helping of new story which will last you around three hours. The campaign is spaced across five missions where you fight our old friends the Hive, meet characters previously teased in obscure lore files, and which moves the overall Destiny story along... if only by an inch. There's much more to the expansion than its story content, of course, and for that we'll have a review next week, once we've had time to explore all the post-campaign missions and questlines appraise the new Cruicible maps, and sample the Raid Lair activity which will go live at 6pm UK time this Friday, 11th May. For now then, let's discuss Warmind's story and how it fits into the wider Destiny narrative - including the various plot threads and other bits Bungie left to ancillary materials. Full spoilers for Destiny 2: Warmind follow. Warmind's story is mostly set within Mars' polar region. The area is geographically distant to that … [Read more...] about Warmind’s story is pretty good
The next adventure from Grundislav Games is Lamplight City, a moody Dickensian detective story set in an alternate history where the US never declared independence. I talked to creator Francisco Gonzalez about the process of creating the fictional city of New Bretagne, troubled protagonist Miles Fordham, and how he wants to make a detective game where screwing a case up doesn't mean a game over screen and a reloaded save.PC Gamer: Who do we play as, and what makes him tick? Francisco Gonzalez: Miles is a former police detective turned private investigator whose life is coming apart. He feels responsible for the death of his partner, Bill, which made him resign from the police in disgrace. Not only that, he's begun hearing Bill's voice in his head at all hours. Is it Bill's ghost? Is it the guilt making him go crazy? All he knows for sure is that the only way to temporarily silence Bill is to take a sleep medicine. He's desperately trying to find the man who caused Bill's death, … [Read more...] about Lamplight City is a detective adventure where it’s okay to fail
Poll: Did you lose any friends or disown family members in the past year because of politics and/or who they said they voted for? (26 votes) No, I didn't let politics get between friends or family because we never bought up politics. 42% Yes, I was against Donald Trump and I dumped family and friends that admitted they supported him. 15% Yes, I was against Hillary Clinton and I dumped family and friends that admitted they supported her. 0% No, I was against Donald Trump, but I didn't dump any family or friends that supported him unless they were unreasonable*. 27% No, I was against Hillary Clinton, but I didn't dump any family or friends that supported her unless they were unreasonable*. 15% *For the purpose of the answers, unreasonable refers to them doing something you can't dismiss as a simple difference in political opinion, such as being openly bigoted in their support of their candidate or against yours, … [Read more...] about Did you lose any friends or disown family members in the past year because of politics and/or who they said they voted for?