September 2018

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Second Trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Release Date

Rockstar Games posted a teaser on their social media channels that a new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on Monday morning.

The post read, “Gameplay Video Part 2 coming tomorrow 9am Eastern”.

Fans have been waiting for the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 to release, with the full game launching on Oct. 26.

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Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter @jessieannwade.

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The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review – Lament

InXile Entertainment’s resurrection of this long-lost series from the age of Ronald Reagan and Max Headroom takes the role-playing genre back in time for better and worse.

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Other shout-outs to RPG history are evident in the core design, which is minimalistic by comparison to modern role-players. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the straightforward character development and combat systems are easy to learn. Your group is depicted via portraits in the “party bar” along the bottom eight slots (for the six party-member maximum plus two for summoned allies) on the screen. Movement is handled fluidly with the party being directed as one in real time while exploring. Encountering enemies switches the game over to turn-based combat where you give orders to attack, cast spells, and so forth based on objective and spell points. Overall, it’s a tried-and-true system for a retro RPG experience, especially if you want something basic.

But with that said, Bard’s Tale IV is too simplistic. …read more


Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD Review – Nintendo Switch

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Like most demakes, a lot of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition’s charm is largely in seeing how it compares to the original game. In this case, FFXV’s stunning locales and photoreal CG have been redone in a bright, abstract, cartoon aesthetic, akin to watching the game acted out by Funko Pop figures. There’s an element of warm, familiar nostalgia to it all. Having to fill in the visual blanks of a heavy scene being played out by these expressionless dolls gives you the feeling that you’re just playing a souped-up 32-bit Final Fantasy game. The visual dissonance of blocky, polygonal Cloud mourning an equally blocky Aeris can very easily vanish when you’re swept up in the moment. It’s …read more


Exclusive Interview With Critical Role Stars Liam O’Brien And Sam Riegel On Returning To The Podcast Where It All Began

Critical Role, the enormously popular show featuring a beloved cast of voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons, may have started in 2015, but the group began playing together a couple years prior. The initial idea started when Critical Role dungeon master Matthew Mercer appeared on the All Work No Play podcast with fellow voice actors Liam O’Brien and Sam Riegel. Mercer invited the two to play a D&D campaign with a group of friends and the rest is history.

The podcast, which began in 2012, has only released 15 episodes over the last six years as the voice actors became busier and busier. With new ideas in tow, the duo is eyeing a full All Work No Play revival.

Riegel, who is best known for his work on series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Phoenix Wright, says both the original run of All Work No Play and the new rebooted series were born from his and O’Brien’s desire to spend more time together amidst their busy schedules. “We could ‘work’ and ‘play’ at the same time!” he says. “Now, with the success of Critical Role and other professional commitments, we’re faced with the same problem: too little time and too much …read more