I’ve Finished MGS V: The Phantom Pain – Ask Me Anything

After a long wait, next week finally sees the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I played through the whole game last week (and loved it), but I just couldn’t fit every little detail or thought in my review. If you still have lingering questions you want answered before the game comes out, now’s your chance to ask!

Just post your question in the comments below, and I’ll come back to answer them (to the best of my ability) throughout the day. As a heads-up, there are some things I’m still not able to talk about – particularly surrounding the ending. However, I am allowed to be a little spoilery in other areas, so not everything is off-limits.

If you want to remain untainted by spoilers, you can just choose to not expand the comments on questions that veer into that territory. I promise I won’t just dive into spoilers unprompted in my other responses.

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‘The Grand Tournament’, The New Expansion For ‘Hearthstone’, is Out!

Well, there we go everyone, no more waiting, no more anticipating, no more counting the days, the nights, the minutes, the hours, and everything else countable, no more playing with those old Hearthstone [Free] cards, the dusty, dirty ones. Now, we officially have new, shiny, fancy-looking cards to play with as the new expansion, The Grand Tournament, has just officially released in North America. If you have bought the pre-order packs, you have 50 new surprises to unveil, and if you didn’t go for that, I’m sure you’ve stored enough gold to buy at least a few packs. Either way, those new cards have cried for freedom for too long; it’s time to release them.

If you aren’t one of the lucky ones who were able to throw some money Blizzard’s way to buy packs, most people will be streaming in order to share (flaunt) their new cards with the world, so you can always tune in and see the new cards in action. I plan on streaming on our Mobcrush channel later today and open (flaunt) my 50 packs, so keep an eye out for that if you want to see how lucky, or unlucky I’ll get. I …read more

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Robert Topala’s ‘Geometry Dash’ Should Be Getting 2.0 Update Very Soon

Geometry Dash [$1.99], Robert Topala’s infuriating, and very fun, platformer should soon be getting its 2.0 Update. Recently, Topala posted on the game’s Facebook page a list of all the big features that the upcoming big update will include, which means the update is coming along nicely and, hopefully, shouldn’t be too far away from hitting the App Store. Some of the new features are a new user coins system for custom levels, teleportation portals, moving objects, over 50 new icons, ships, UFOs, Robots, a lot of new art, both for backgrounds and objects, and many more. The update also enhances the game’s editor by adding more editor options, including better toggles to ease level building.

The 2.0 update will also enhance the game’s social features with an in-game Friend system, friends leaderboard, an in-game messaging system between Friends, player profile pages, and the ability to follow creators and find their latest maps. According to Topala, when he posted the patch notes on Facebook, he still had a few issues to fix before submitting the update to Apple, so hopefully that means you won’t have long to wait for the update to hit.

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Master Spy Gets Release Date

Who doesn’t like spies? Traveling the world, infiltrating dangerous locales, and being always a moment’s mistake from discovery is exhilarating, and thus, a natural fit for action games. Turbogun‘s retro-inspired 2D action platformer, Master Spy, shows off their thrilling spy gameplay and story in their newest trailer, which they’ve released to correspond with the announcement of the game’s release on Steam, September 8th, 2015.

Bearing more than a passing resemblance to stealth platformers of long ago, Master Spy still manages to look modern and clean with its excellent visuals. The sound effects shown off are charmingly old fashioned, and do manage to enhance the aesthetic, though they are somewhat jarring when compared to the music used. That said, the music itself nails the exotic spy feel right and overall I think it works.

To play through the game, you’ll be jumping and platforming your way around as you might expect, but interestingly, Master Spy has a cloaking mechanic to it. This looks like it will enable a lot of ways to negotiate through encounters and options are one of the best ways to keep a stealth game …read more

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‘Hearthstone’ Will Soon Welcome ‘The Grand Tournament’ Expansion, So, a Few Last Words

Well, it’s almost time to welcome Hearthstone‘s [Free] new expansion, The Grand Tournament. Excited yet? Well, I am, but it’s my duty to remind you of a couple of things before the expansion hits. First, Amazon is offering 20% Coins Back on all TGT pack purchases. This offer is only valid for customers in the US, UK, and Germany, and there’s a bit of a process to buying those packs as JR Cook explains in a post on Blizzpro. So, if you don’t mind the hassle, there are some savings there for you. Also, Blizzard’s TGT pre-order, where you get 50 packs and a card-back for $49.99, should still be available, although I’m sure not for long, so this is your last chance to get in on that. As for a release time, all we know officially so far is the tweet below.

Tournaments are hard work. The Grand Tournament will not begin before 19:00 CEST today. pic.twitter.com/BRQhFnzftN

— Blizzard CS EU (@BlizzardCSEU_EN) August 24, 2015

More often than not, Blizzard goes with slightly different release times globally, but we’ll see what the company does with this release. Once TGT hits, you should go play …read more

Win a PS4 with Metal Gear 5 and Tickets to Legends of Gaming Live

Legends of Gaming Live is a huge gaming event taking place at Alexandra Palace, London on the 5th September.

There are tournaments and prizes to be won, latest games and hardware to be played, YouTubers and pro-gamers live on stage, and much more.

To mark this epic occasion, we’re giving one lucky winner a grand prize of a PlayStation 4 with a copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, four additional PS4 games of the winner’s choice, and a pair of tickets to the event. Four runners-up will receive a pair of tickets to the event.

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