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Yet though its sparsely populated world made it feel that way, Arkane haven't abandoned Redfall. Yesterday they released its second major patch with a spate of fixes and attempted improvements.
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The Commandos series is due to return sometime next year with Commandos: Origins, a new game from a new developer. It returns the series to its stealth-tactics routes to tell the story of how the squad of sneaky, rope-shimmying Nazi-shivvers first came together in the early days of World War 2. There's an announcement trailer below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, October 7, 2023 4:28 PM
I haven't got round to Ghostwire: Tokyo yet, but its in my back pocket for whenever I'm in the mood for visiting beautiful, digital Tokyo. If you've also long considered kissing dogs and punching spectres, now might be a good time: Tango Gameworks' spooky tourist trip is currently free for those with an Amazon Prime subscription.
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Siliconera Saturday, October 7, 2023 3:00 PM
It is always reassuring when we see Kickstarter success stories. Ogre Pixel's started off with a pretty strong track record, with A Tiny Sticker Tale being its second project to be fully funded and actually release. It's a short puzzle game that's quite pleasant. Granted, it's also succinct and rather simple. However, I think that's part of its charm.
The story of A Tiny Sticker Tale is one of those situations where less is more. You've headed to an island with a special sticker book at the behest of your father. Your goal is to help people out there, earning medallions for essentially virtuous acts. However, there's also a raccoon with a similar sort of sticker book that is using it in a mischievous manner to complicate life for the denizens of the island. There are wordless flashbacks for segments between the donkey avatar and the father, but the rest of the affair is "do good" and "explore the island." If you're looking for a complex plot though, you aren't going to find vast depths here.
Both tasks are accomplished by entering sticker mode, peeling people and items like Colorforms from the backdrop, placing them on the sheet in your sticker book, and then placing again where they are needed. See a large switch in the world? Grab one of the statues you've come across on top of it to trigger it. Need a bridge? Bring a tree to the carpenter after you get the axe back, and then you get a bridge sticker you can use at different locations. Someone wants to go somewhere? Take then, then use the sticker that spawns from fulfilling that request with another person sticker at a different spot to complete another task. A lot of these things are common sense puzzles or ones that, with context, become clear. I didn't really encounter any major challenges, though one or two of the later puzzles did take me a second.
The only real issues can be tied to constraints that come from the nature of the game. For example, one in-game challenge involves getting an arrow to bring to the archery field. When you do, you can then take part in a timed minigame that involves placing the arrow on a crossbow at the right moment to hit a moving target. The thing is, I was playing A Tiny Sticker Tale on the Switch. The arrow is small and fiddling, and because of the movement needed to grab it, place it, pick it up, and place it again, my all-time best score is a whopping three. It's frustrating, to be sure.
I also do wish the actual sticker sheet players are given to use in-game was a bit bigger. You only get so much space, and stickers are essentially true-to life when peeled and applied to the page. Granted, I did hang on to some items I probably could have left behind, but a little more would have been appreciated. To the game's credit though, at least when you do place items, it is typically very clear where. There will either be a dotted outline in some circumstances, say for a person, or when you're about to drop it you'll see a green glitter below it to know, "Hey! Yeah! Here!"
To be honest, I also hope Ogre Pixel keeps up this sort of artistic direction with its games. A Tiny Sticker Tale's atmosphere and design greatly resembles its sibling, Lonesome Village. It'd be great to know every few years, there'll be a charming, brief adventure game with some relaxing puzzles and fun artistic direction I can unwind with in my spare time.
A Tiny Sticker Tale is a short and sweet game. It will never get too challenging, aside from a situation where timing and a small object might be involved. The concept is fun enough, and the character direction is adorable. It also never wears out its welcome, providing the perfect amount of time to enjoy its adventure. As long as you don't go in expecting complexity from its puzzles or story, I think you'll have a good time.
A Tiny Sticker Tale is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:50 PM
Gloves, Boots, and Gear replace the traditional Perk system we all know and love from previous Call of Duty games. These items function similarly to Perks, and you can assemble incredibly unique combinations. As you may expect, gear in MW3 isn't created equally. With this in mind, let me show you the best gear in the MW3 beta, ranked. Related: Best boots in MW3 beta, ranked Best gear perks in MW3 Before we dive into what gear is the best, let me show you what each one does, as some of these are incredibly potent: EOD Padding – Reduces damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire. Tac Mask – Reduces strength of flash, stun, and gas grenades. Immunity to shock, EMP, and Snapshot Grenade. Mission Control Comlink – Reduce Killstreak cost by one kill. Reduce Scorestreak cost by 125. Bone Conduction Headset – Reduces combat noise, allowing improved identification of enemy footsteps and gunfire. L/R...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:45 PM
MW3 sees the end of the traditional perk system we all know and love and puts those powerful abilities into equipment instead. Boots, in particular, grant players powerful bonuses. These abilities range from niche perks to absolute game changers. You have a few choices in the footwear department, so let me show you the best boots in the MW3 beta, ranked. Related: Best gloves in MW3 beta, ranked Best boots perks in MW3 I wasn't exaggerating about the power of boots in MW3. Some of the perks they bestow are incredibly strong. Before I show off a ranked list, here's every set of boots and what they do: Lightweight Boots – Increases movement and swim speed. Reduces noise while swimming Climbing Boots – Increases climbing and mantling speed. Reduces fall damage Stalker Boots – Increased strafe and ADS movement speed. Tactical Pads – Increases slide distance and allows ADS while sliding. Increases stance tra...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:40 PM
I never thought I'd see the day when the perk system in Call of Duty finally gets an overhaul. Well, in MW3, the developers have decided enough is enough. It's not a massive change, but Perk effects are now granted to players based on the gear they are wearing. Gloves can grant several powerful advantages, and good players will pick these based on their playstyles. If you're looking for the best gloves in the MW3 beta, ranked, I've got you covered.Related: Do you have to pre-order MW3 to play the beta? Best glove perks in MW3 Three sets of gloves are available for use in the MW3 beta. Just like Killstreaks, these are locked by character level. Fortunately, you level up through regular gameplay, so you can experiment after a few games. Here are the gloves on offer and what they do. Quick-Grip Gloves – Increases Weapon Swap speed Scavenger Gloves – Resupply ammo and Throwing Knives from dead players Command Gloves – R...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:36 PM
Roblox Blox Fruits is the most popular One Piece-inspired Roblox experience on the site. Update 20 is imminent, and it's looking to be the biggest update ever. Before the update was announced, the developer mentioned that the team had grown, and this extra firepower will surely help the game grow even bigger and better. Here is everything to know about Update 20 in Blox Fruits. Everything we know about Update 20 in Blox Fruits Update 20 for Blox Fruits appears to be centered around reworking and revamping existing things in the game. From graphics to UI to abilities to islands, the Blox Fruits team has committed themselves to a higher standard of quality and will make the game look like a much more premium experience. Below is a list of confirmed things that are getting reworked/remodeled/a new look: Middletown UI Cafe (not fully confirmed but heavily suggested) All swords (their looks and abilities) "Entire areas" Interfaces R...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:31 PM
The DMZ mode in Modern Warfare 2 will have you losing your stuff time and time again, thanks to the bosses or thanks to a random camper that was unfortunate enough to stumble into. Losing all of your stuff upon death is harsh and challenging, but the developers have added an item that will alleviate some of the pressure of death. Here's how to get the secure backpack in DMZ. Unlocking the Secure Backpack in DMZ There are technically two ways to get the secure backpack in DMZ, finding it or bartering for it. Naturally, its spawn rate is incredibly rare, you'd only really find it from a hidden cache. If you don't want to leave it to chance, then you can barter for it. To barter for the secure backpack, you first need to unlock it. This requires you to kill the Scavenger boss nine times. This is a tall task indeed, and will be down to a bit of luck. I'd suggest that you work toward all of your other aims, but try to see if you can find the Sca...
WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Saturday, October 7, 2023 7:04 PM
Payday 3's launch was a bit of a disaster. The servers buckled almost immediately, resulting in people being unable to even play the new cooperative heist game from Starbreeze Studios. Thankfully Payday 3's disastrous launch issues haven't affected me too much because I've spent the first few weeks of its life playing it alone. I know that sounds insane given that Payday 3 is primarily a multiplayer co-op shooter, but I promise I have my reasons. Sad reasons, but reasons nonetheless.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, October 7, 2023 4:57 PM
A release date trailer was also released.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, October 7, 2023 4:25 PM
It will launch on December 8 and will cost $60
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, October 7, 2023 3:46 PM
The console will allegedly launch in two models,