Category: Round Up

The absolute worst planet in ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’

Why, Mass Effect: Andromeda? Why is Kadara spaceport the worst place in the galaxy? The latest Mass Effect introduces an entirely new galaxy for players to explore. There are ancient artifacts, alien wonders, and threats like you've not seen before. There are also doors. So. Many. Doors. SEE ALSO: 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' is a forgettable, tedious trudge Normally, that's not a big deal in a Mass Effect game. You trot up to a door, hold down a button for the half-second it takes an "Activate" meter to full, and BOOM — door's open. You want examples? No problem.  Read more... Here are a couple doors from the planet Eos:More about Bioware, Mass Effect Andromeda, Gaming, Entertainment, and Entertainment

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You need these photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

It's the golden age for reimagining adaptations that have already happened. 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie is now older than many sentient moviegoers, so the beloved video game series was due for a reboot any day.  In Warner Bros.' 2018 take on Tomb Raider, Oscar winner Alicia Vikander embodies the title role, and she looks fierce as hell. SEE ALSO: 10 movie adaptations that totally didn't suck Here's Vikander in Croft's iconic gray tank top and cargo pants, ready to fight any haters in the woods: Image: Graham BartholomewThe synopsis, according to a press release, finds Lara struggling to find herself and dealing with her father's death: Read more...More about Movies, Warner Bros., Tomb Raider, Alicia Vikander, and Lara Croft Alicia Vikander

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Science, art and creative storytelling collide in sci-fi video game design

Paid Content by EA Mass Effect AndromedaEnter a new era of storytelling as the power of the critically-acclaimed Frostbite engine brings the visuals, action, emotion, and worlds of Mass Effect Andromeda to life like never before.It's human nature to feel a pang of wonderment when looking up at the night sky and envisioning the vast worlds that exist beyond Earth's borders. What's really out there? And which of those small, brilliant dots might support life? Some people get to do more than wonder.In the world of science fiction, artists and storytellers tackle the wildest "what if" conversations and breathe life to them. In EA Games' latest installment of the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, for example, a veritable universe of possibility becomes reality through stunningly designed gameplay. Read more...More about Game Design, Ea Games, Gaming, Video Games, and Mass Effect

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This fake news simulator is the depressing video game America deserves

It's something that's come to be reviled, the very thing that may have cost America a presidential election — fake news. And the horrible phenomenon that's been called out by everyone from former President Barack Obama to Apple CEO Tim Cook now has a video game all about it. Yes, you can actually climb inside the minds of real-life humans who distribute lies for moneyFake It to Make It describes itself as "a social impact game about fake news." By that definition, it's less a celebration of fake news and more a socially conscious dissection of it. Well, that's at least what it's intended to be, as its creator Amanda Warner explains. Read more...More about America, Politics, Trump, Gaming, and Video Game

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Scathing ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ review is so funny and SO on point

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDjci1ODoBs?enablejsapi=1&] If you've never known the joys of a review from Jason "VideoGameDunkey" Gastrow then we have got a treat for you. In his latest video, Dunkey turns his ire toward Mass Effect: Andromeda. The results are... not pretty. Dunkey eviscerates the game that his YouTube description refers to as "the Battlefield Earth of video games" (OUCH). We didn't like Andromeda much either, but Dunkey articulates his very valid and correct criticisms in such a funny way. Whether you're loving the game or you decided to pass on it, this review is worth watching. Read more... More about Bioware, Mass Effect Andromeda, Gaming, Entertainment, and Entertainment

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9 amazing Uwe Boll facts from Vanity Fair’s epic profile

Uwe Boll — pronounced "OO-va Bowl" — is a singular figure in this world.  He's a filmmaker and a restauranteur. A boxing enthusiast who has literally stepped into the ring with his critics. His movies — particularly an infamous string of video game adaptations — are legendarily terrible, but not in the way that earns them cult status. SEE ALSO: Rampant Krispy Kreme product placement is the true hero of 'Power Rangers' Boll recently completed and released Rampage: President Down, his 30th and — supposedly — final movie. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Vanity Fair profiled the filmmaker in a sprawling feature that frames his unusual body of work against an unusual life. Read more...More about Uwe Boll, Film, Gaming, Entertainment, and Entertainment

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Latest ‘Final Fantasy XV’ update straight trolls Trump

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqXmCDzxE4g?enablejsapi=1&] The latest Final Fantasy XV update fixes the game's wretched Chapter 13 — which is bad for so many reasons — but that's apparently not all it does. There's also some not-at-all-subtle trolling of the United States' Glorious Leader, Donald J. Trump, and his administration-wide allergy to proven facts. A brief exchange of words between supporting cast members Gladiolus and Ignis — who both take center stage in a section of the re-tooled Chapter 13 — specifically references "alternative facts." That's the phrase made famous by Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, who tried to sell the idea that a lie could be reinterpreted from a certain point of view. Read more...More about Donald Trump, Square Enix, Final Fantasy Xv, Gaming, and Entertainment

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This ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ rumor is more legit than you realize

It's time to shoot Nazis again, apparently. The annual Call of Duty hasn't been announced yet, but a set of allegedly leaked photos suggests the new game will return to an old setting: the second World War. The same military conflict that was at the center of the first three Call of Duty games, as well as 2008's World at War. SEE ALSO: Blizzard remastered the original 'StarCraft' so you can game like it's 1998 The mystery begins with a series of posts shared across multiple subreddits — including WWII, CallOfDuty, and CoDCompetitive — all linking back to an Imgur page. The images shared there appear to be either photos or mock-ups of a poster and a SteelBook-style case for a game titled Call of Duty: WWII. Read more...More about Call Of Duty Wwii, Call Of Duty, Sledgehammer Games, Activision, and Gaming

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