January 2018

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A New Map And Jason Have Been Added to Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th: The Game has had its fair share of tweaks and bugs, but developer IllFonic’s latest update should go some way to smoothing things out by giving Jason a much needed – if modest – buff. A new map and a new Jason have also been added.

This week’s patch notes cover the new content, that includes Jason Part 5 from the fifth movie, and the Pinehurst map. Jason Part 5 doesn’t have any level requirements, and both he and the new map will be available in multiplayer and offline with bots.

Jason Part 5 will also have access to three grab kills: Hedge Trimmer, Last Breath, and You’re So Vein. A new grab kill called Rugby Player has been added to the mix too, and you can unlock it at level 108 for 2500 CP.

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Gigantic Shutting Down in July, Gets Final Update

Gigantic is shutting down July 31, and the January content update will be the game’s last.

Today it was announced the game’s servers will go offline at the end of July. Until then, all Heroes will be free, as purchases of Rubies and Hero Packs have been disabled. Players will still be awarded in-game currency, and Shop items will be available at discounted prices until the servers go offline.

According to the announcement, over the past few months the teams at Motiga and Perfect World have examined various options to keep servers online, but were unable to find a solution to help the game “break through in a crowded market.” As a result, the decision was made to discontinue the game.

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Engine Biosciences raises $10 million in Southeast Asia’s largest institutional seed round

Life sciences startups in Asia are getting another boost with the $10 million investment in Engine Biosciences — a biotech company that’s applying machine learning to genomics for drug discovery. With its headquarters in both Singapore and San Francisco, the company has managed to attract some impressive investors from both the U.S. and Asia. The round was co-led by Danhua… Read More …read more


‘Tekken’ Mobile Launching in the US March 1st, Other Countries Beginning February 1st

Back in August of last year Bandai Namco announced a new built-for-mobile entry in their long-running fighting game franchise Tekken, with said mobile game soft-launching in the Canadian App Store at that time. Unsurprisingly, this was not a traditional fighting game like the Tekken games you’d find on console and desktop, but rather a simplified “swipe fighter” in the vein of the Injustice mobile games, Marvel: CoC, and the mobile version of Skullgirls. While certainly disappointing to some, I’m actually a big fan of the swipe fighters and was eager to take the soft-launched Tekken for a spin. While the fighting mechanics aren’t quite as tight as my current favorite Skullgirls, Tekken mobile was still a lot of fun and was really one of the most visually impressive games on the entire iOS platform. Its free to play system was pretty typical as well, with a decent amount of content thrown at free players and speeding up the upgrade grind being the main source of monetization.

Well, August feels like an awful long time ago, but Bandai Namco has been dilligently updating that soft-launched Tekken in the …read more


Sick Stunts In Shadow Of The Colossus On PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful and dramatic masterpiece about loss – which makes it the perfect playground to pull off some sick-ass stunts.

Join Benjamin Reeves, Suriel Vazquez, Leo Vader and I as we push Agro to his limits, ride birds and fish like there is no tomorrow, and prove that Wander is more than just a man with nothing to lose. He’s a thrill seeker that laughs in the face of mortality.

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For an arguably more serious look at the merits of this remake of Shadow of the Colossus, head here to read our review. For more sick stunts from a trio of bad-ass dudes, head here to watch us ride Link’s Breath of the Wild motorcycle around Hyrule.

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Sick Stunts In Shadow Of The Colossus On PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful and dramatic masterpiece about loss – which makes it the perfect playground to pull off some sick-ass stunts.

Join Benjamin Reeves, Suriel Vazquez, Leo Vader and I as we push Agro to his limits, ride birds and fish like there is no tomorrow, and prove that Wander is more than just a man with nothing to lose. He’s a thrill seeker that laughs in the face of mortality.

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For an arguably more serious look at the merits of this remake of Shadow of the Colossus, head here to read our review. For more sick stunts from a trio of bad-ass dudes, head here to watch us ride Link’s Breath of the Wild motorcycle around Hyrule.

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The Virtual Life – Shadow Of The Colossus And The Joys Of Lonesome Roads

I was 17 when I started driving every other weekend from Charlotte to Atlanta. The purpose of those trips was to see a person I loved, but that’s neither here nor there. That’s not the story. The road is the story – nearly 250 miles of cracked asphalt cutting through dying towns and state lines.

My friends often expressed sympathy for me. “Oh, that trip sounds like it sucks,” they’d say. Or they’d apologize for having a party I couldn’t make because of these scheduled trips. My usual reply was probably something along the lines of, “Yeah, it’s not the best,” said in the key of it-is-what-it-is.

But the truth is maybe I didn’t mind it. Maybe, for an hour every other Thursday night, I’d pack a small bag of clothes and toiletries, agonizing over which novels I wanted to stuff in it. Maybe I spent hours prepping genre playlists for the three and a half hour trip, songs that would blare and thump me awake during the initial hours. Maybe I rose all those Fridays before the sun, poured some cheap but effective coffee into a cup, and hit the road in a hand-me-down Corolla with a grin on my …read more


12 Awesome Games You Missed This Month

Tons of awesome games come out every month, but in the shadow of high-profile AAA titles, even the best ones can slip under our radars. Whether you’re a fan of cyberpunk adventures, silly paint tools, deep sea survival sims, or eerie 3D platformers, there’s plenty to love in this month’s roundup.

For more, check out our list on the most-anticipated 2018 indie games, a love letter to the glory of weird, free web games, or dive into last month’s roundup of 2017’s best overlooked games.

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Which Wasp Is Which in the Ant-Man Movies?

Marvel Comics fans may already be familiar with the Wasp, but this heroine is finally headlining her own MCU movie thanks to Ant-Man and the Wasp. No longer will Hope Van Dyne play second fiddle to a goofball like Scott Lang!

To help prepare you for this new Marvel movie, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about The Wasp’s comic book background and the difference between original Wasp Janet Van Dyne and her successor Hope Van Dyne.

Avengers don’t come with stronger bona fides than the Wasp. She was one of the five original founding members of the team, and she’s been a fairly consistent presence in Earth’s Mightiest Heroes ever since. Janet Van Dyne’s powers not only make her an asset in the field, but her years of experience also make her a role model to younger generations of heroes. And despite some fairly dark periods in her personal life and even a spell where the world believed her to be dead, Janet has never lost that heroic spark.

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Our 2017 Game of the Year ‘Death Road to Canada’ is Heading to Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 in April

Nowadays platform agnosticism is pretty common and it’s not surprising to see games releasing on a variety of platforms. In the case of Death Road to Canada [$11.99], it was sort of a weirder situation. You see, the game was originally envisioned as a mobile title but ultimately launched first on Steam Early Access since it was much easier to gather feedback and iterate with updates on that platform. Following lots of optimizations, tweaks, and content updates, Death Road did make its way to iOS in March of last year and then Android the following October. Since then both the desktop and mobile versions have been receiving updates and new content, but that has led to console people hollering about wanting the game on their platforms of choice. Today that dream is coming true as UKIYO Publishing has announced a partnership with developers Rocketcat Games and Madgarden to bring Death Road to Canada to Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Xbox One, and Sony PlayStation 4 this April.

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or you somehow didn’t read this headline), we chose Death Road to Canada as our …read more