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Anthem scores – our roundup of the “whiners”
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Anthem scores – our roundup of the “whiners”

Our first experience in Anthem, with all its jet-powered superheroics, was a delight. But after a full week with the game that shine has worn off, and Rich concludes that while the game is “beautiful and mechanically robust throughout,” it’s “weighed down by repetitive missions, a flabby structure, and a lot of the people you meet in Fort Tarsis.” read more

Raids, prestige, and nuclear winter are coming to Fallout 76, and players are ecstatic
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Raids, prestige, and nuclear winter are coming to Fallout 76, and players are ecstatic

Fallout 76 had a bad release, and subsequent updates have ranged from mild improvements to the maligned mess of patch 5. In a big roadmap outlining content updates for 2019, Bethesda says “we know the game had a difficult launch, and we’ve made mistakes along the way. We share in your frustrations when we do. We’ll probably make a few more, and when we do, we will work to correct them as quickly as possible.” read more

The Fortnite World Cup will have a $3 million solo prize – the biggest in esports history
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The Fortnite World Cup will have a $3 million solo prize – the biggest in esports history

Epic took its first step into Fortnite esports last year with an absolutely absurd amount of money, and the company has similar plans for the Fortnite World Cup. The finals, set to take place in New York City in July, will offer a prize pool of $30 million, including $3 million for the top solo player – which appears to be the biggest individual prize in esports history. read more

A single hacker is stopping Titanfall 1’s last few players from finishing games
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A single hacker is stopping Titanfall 1’s last few players from finishing games

The original Titanfall has nine players worldwide on PC at time of writing, according to this tracking site. But those numbers may not be due entirely to the fact that it’s nearly five years old and has a sequel. It seems there’s a single hacker who is griefing Titanfall’s small number of dedicated players by running a script that kicks them back to the desktop, preventing them from finishing games. read more

Canada’s so polite in Civ 6 that it won’t even declare war if you nuke it
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Canada’s so polite in Civ 6 that it won’t even declare war if you nuke it

Canada joined the roster of Civilization VI nations in the Gathering Storm expansion, and true to cultural stereotypes, the country’s abilities involve being very nice. More specifically, the leader Wilfrid Laurier’s Four Faces of Peace ability prevents it from being targeted by surprise wars, or declaring them. Unfortunately, it does not protect Canada from getting nuked. read more