If you’ve been following Arma 3 over the past couple years, you know Bohemia Interactive has been injecting some non-shooty material into the franchise. Laws of War, which launched in 2017, shifted gears to focus on humanitarian aid organizations operating in warzones. Now, Arma 3 has added another weird wrinkle: humanity’s first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life.
Day: July 27, 2019
Everything we’ve heard so far about Dying Light 2 makes the game sound like a quantum leap beyond the already good first game. It’s going to provide a living, changing world; parkour has been improved; factions react to your decisions. Despite being about zombies, it all sounds kind of like, well, a game of the future. It turns out, it is.
One of the first reveals for Doom Eternal at this year’s QuakeCon was a new demon in Hell’s rogue’s gallery of fleshy monstrosities. When Doom Eternal launches in November, players will have their first chance to meet the Doom Hunter, a massive horned monstrosity that skates around on a floating hover platform.
QuakeCon got underway in Austin, Texas last night, and to set the tone for the evening, id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin showcased Doom Eternal’s new Battle Mode. It pits two players as demons against one Slayer, and it looks like a lot of fun. As has already been revealed, Battle Mode is replacing traditional deathmatch in Doom Eternal. It’s a bold move, and one that’s sure to be controversial, but Battle Mode looks like a lot of fun. Stratton and Martin provided some new details about it on stage at QuakeCon’s keynote presentation Friday. What’s perhaps most notable is the explanation of how Battle Mode actually works. We’ve known for a while that it’s two demons versus one Slayer, but as it turns out, there’s more to Battle Mode. First, a round ends when either the Slayer dies or both demon players are knocked out. When the Slayer kills one demon, a 20-second countdown begins. When that timer reaches zero, the killed demon player respawns with half their starting health. PCGN
While Rockstar’s biggest games, like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, have seen no shortage of success over the past decade, the high school drama Bully has been a cult favourite since it launched in 2006. Players have desperately been looking for confirmation of a sequel for years, and every little easter egg Rockstar puts in its games adds more fuel to the fire.