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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order datamine uncovers a familiar face, double-bladed lightsabers and more

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order datamine uncovers a familiar face, double-bladed lightsabers and more

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Story spoilers ahead! (Image credit: Electronic Arts) EA isn't offering early access to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order over fears of spoilers, but it hasn't ended up making a difference—dataminers have still managed to root around in the game files and discover plenty, including some story spoilers, so if you want to go in fresh, turn back now! Collected on Reddit by TheMastersSkywalker, the leaks include a video showing off Cal's combat skills and Force powers, some of which we've seen before. You can see a list of Cal's moves, from leaps and evades to deflecting blaster bolts. He can also get his hands on a double-bladed lightsaber, which he'll be able to switch to mid-combo.  On his galactic jaunt, Cal will visit Bogano, Zeffo, Kashyyyk, Datho
Sonic the Hedgehog is back, with a new look and fewer human teeth

Sonic the Hedgehog is back, with a new look and fewer human teeth

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Apparently it wasn't meant to be a horror movie. Sonic the Hedgehog's new trailer is here, unveiling a more palatable version of Sonic that won't haunt your nightmares for the rest of your life. Gone are the human teeth—thank god—and the creepy, realistic nose and beady eyes. It's a big improvement. New Sonic: is broadly Sonic shaped.(Image credit: Paramount Pictures) Old Sonic: an eldritch horror that will consume your soul.(Image credit: Paramount Pictures) Originally due out this year, the reaction to the first trailer and Sonic's horrifying new look was so overwhelmingly negative that it was delayed until 2020 to give the studio time to redesign the blue monster.   Jim Carrey still looks like he should be tying women to railroad tracks, but it's not a look I'm e
Fortnite gets a custom Remembrance Day island to memorialize Canada’s war dead

Fortnite gets a custom Remembrance Day island to memorialize Canada’s war dead

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The Royal Canadian Legion commissioned Remembrance Island to help it connect with younger generations. (Image Credit: Epic Games) November 11 is observed as Remembrance Day by Commonwealth member states as a time to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers who died in the line of duty. But memories fade, and as the horrors of industrial-scale conflicts grow distant, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep younger generations, who have never experienced it, interested and invested. To help reinvigorate that connection with history, the Royal Canadian Legion commissioned Remembrance Island, a custom map available in Fortnite Creative Mode. The map, made at no cost to the Legion by Fortnite creator Jadan Allen, has no combat: Instead, players can explore a deserted beachhead, tren
No early access to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for Origin subscribers

No early access to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for Origin subscribers

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Origin Access basic subscribers won't have access to a demo, either. (Image credit: EA) Electronic Arts commonly offers early access to its new games (like Battlefield 5, for instance) as a preorder bonus, and ten-hour trials to Origin Access basic subscribers. That will not be the case for the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, however, as EA said that it doesn't want spoilers to leak out before everyone has a chance to get their hands on it. The lack of early access was actually confirmed a couple of weeks ago in a support thread, not exactly the highest-profile announcement channel available. Today's tweet is much harder to miss, and also hits on what you will get for preordering: An orange lightsaber blade, a Bee-D-1 skin, and two bonus lightsaber hilts with the standa
Bad king simulator Yes, Your Grace has a beta next week you can sign up for

Bad king simulator Yes, Your Grace has a beta next week you can sign up for

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The beta begins on November 15th and you can throw your crown in the ring to try it. (Image credit: No More Robots, Brave At Night) Yes, Your Grace is a kingdom management game about making thankless decisions that will probably come back to bite you in your royal rear. I've spent more than my fair share of time with Reigns and Reigns: Her Majesty, unlocking secrets and achievements by being a terrible ruler and I imagine that Yes, Your Grace will let me be a similarly hapless and doomed monarch.  You'll reign from the throne room, hearing the requests of your advisers and subjects before dispensing policy for their problems. Naturally, resources are limited and you can't possibly help everyone. On top of that, "not everyone has the kingdom’s best interest
Obsidian will need to ‘re-examine the entire format’ of Pillars of Eternity before making a third game

Obsidian will need to ‘re-examine the entire format’ of Pillars of Eternity before making a third game

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Positive critical reception but lower sales leave Obsidian unsure of Pillars of Eternity's future. (Image credit: Obsidian Entertainment) In 2019, the name Obsidian has been inseparable from the studio's newly released action RPG The Outer Worlds. Many of us have made the unavoidable comparison to the studio's early work on Fallout: New Vegas. On Friday, Obsidian's studio design director Josh Sawyer answered a question on Tumblr regarding a return to the studio's other RPG series.  "Will there be a Pillars 3?" asks a user on Sawyer's profile. The answer is complicated, but the short version is that Sawyer, and likely Obsidian by extension, simply don't know yet. Despite acting as one of the leaders in what has felt like a resurgence in the popularity of classic RPGs alongside
Payday 2 development resumes after a rough year for Starbreeze

Payday 2 development resumes after a rough year for Starbreeze

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You know the drill. (Image credit: Starbreeze) Troubled Swedish publisher Starbreeze is apparently going back to what works, announcing today via Steam that Overkill's co-op heist shooter Payday 2 is returning to active development. The studio is re-branding the current 'ultimate' version of the game (which was meant to be the final release, live-action secret ending and all) as the Legacy Edition, and letting players buy DLC separately once more. This comes after a series of upheavals at Starbreeze, which the announcement is quite candid about. While Overkill (a subsidiary studio) hopes to release Payday 3 some time in 2022 or 2023, the plan seems to be to fall back on the studio's most popular game and a heist-hungry audience to make ends meet, now that parent company Starbr
Voting opens for the Golden Joystick Game of the Year 2019 Award

Voting opens for the Golden Joystick Game of the Year 2019 Award

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A bumper crop makes this year a tough call. (Image credit: Future) The boat has sailed on the chance to vote on individual categories for this year's Golden Joystick Awards, but today you can have your say on the big one: the prestigious Game Of The Year 2019 award. The winner will be announced at the Golden Joysticks award ceremony, livestreamed on November 15th. The games to pick from are: Apex Legends (EA / Respawn Entertainment)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard / Infinity Ward)Control (505 Games / Remedy Entertainment)Disco Elysium (Studio ZA/UM / Studio ZA/UM)Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo / Intelligent Systems)Gears 5 (Xbox Game Studios / The Coalition)Outer Wilds (Annapurna Interactive / Mobius Digital)Resident Evil 2 (Capcom / Capcom)Se...
Dota Underlords’ ‘Big Update’ goes live with new heroes and a Duos mode

Dota Underlords’ ‘Big Update’ goes live with new heroes and a Duos mode

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The Underlords, Hobgen and Anessix, have finally joined the fight. (Image credit: Valve) The Big Update has finally gone live in Valve's autobattler Dota Underlords, meaning that the Underlords themselves, Anessix and Hobgen, have now joined the fight. Players will select an Underlord at the beginning of each match to lead their team with abilities and buffs that will grow stronger as they play. The Underlords—Hobgen, a fairy arsonist who relies on fire-based ranged attacks and grows in power as he sets enemies on fire, and Anessix, the Mistress of Secrets, who summons demons to fight on her behalf and can cast healing buffs on her crew and curses on her opponents—each have a set of 22 unique talents, half of which are locked by default. Playing the game unlocks the rest of the
Gearbox finally shows FL4K some love in latest Borderlands 3 patch

Gearbox finally shows FL4K some love in latest Borderlands 3 patch

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Amara gets buffs, too. (Image credit: Gearbox Software) Gearbox has finally stopped nerfing Borderlands 3's robot vault hunter FL4K. After two nerfs in as many weeks, the developer has decided it went too far, and is partially rolling back a recent change to FL4K's Leave No Trace skill, which has a chance to return ammo to the player's magazine when they land a critical hit. In a Borderlands 3 update last week, Gearbox added a two-second cooldown to the skill because it was "returning much more ammo than intended". Now, it has reduced the cooldown to 0.3 seconds, which might be a good middle ground. The new cooldown should "retain the promise of the ability" without making it super-powered again, it said in patch notes this week. Gearbox also nerfed Moze's Bloodletter clas