Chris Livingston, Staff Writer: I got into The Division 2 for a while this year, and while it seems like a weird fit for Star Wars, I'm still interested to see what they do with it. I love the detail in The Division 2—walking down any given street is always a feast for the eyes, even if that feast is mountains of trash from a collapsed society. I didn't really care for most of the main missions—they're way too long for my tastes, and I was playing solo. But I loved the side activities, the exploration, the base-building stuff, and the street skirmishes. I feel like I'd be pretty happy shooting my way through some alien city filled with stormtroopers and helping rebels out with sidequests. If that's what you do in this game. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
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Build crafting in Destiny 2 has gone from non-existent at launch to now being so complex that some players are afraid to even touch it. Which is a shame, because the two main mod systems—'Charged with Light' and 'Warmind Cells'—enable perks that are super fun and powerful to play with. Unfortunately, the game doesn't do a great job of explaining how either system works, and because the mods were released in previous seasons, they can be annoying to get hold of now. Make sure to check the Gunsmith at the Tower daily to see which mods he's selling and buy any you don't have. … [Read more...] about How to create a powerful Destiny 2 ‘Charged with Light’ build that works anywhere
While it's a bit more linear and over faster than the other expansions, the locations are all bizarre enough to be fun and the sidequests match them for oddness, like one where you help a talking gun become a parent, or talk Krieg's sane inner voice out of blowing himself up. You find him detonating dynamite over and over while repeating, "I deserve this," and when he tells you to back off you advance the quest by getting close to him. Each vault hunter has different dialogue for this—I was playing as Amara, who talked Krieg around by explaining that there were people who needed him, and he couldn't help them while he was busy hurting himself. "Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to give yourself a break," she said. … [Read more...] about The best parts of Borderlands 3 are hidden in its DLC
The Love Triangle is a discrete personal massager that should absolutely not go into your ear. This little devil uses "proven Air-Pulse Technology with deep vibrations and a smooth silicone head." Supposedly, "its practical cap ensures hygienic and discreet storage at all times, even on the go." … [Read more...] about Somehow only one of these funny looking CES gadgets is a sex toy
In the game's official pre-launch guide, IO Interactive explained the game's Access Pass system, which is what will give you free access to previous Hitman games' content if you own them. On PlayStation and Xbox, this is possible by going into the in-game store for Hitman 2 and claiming the Access Pass, which also means you won't have to keep the disc in your system to use this content with Hitman 3. Progress can also be carried over from those games if you don't want to start from scratch. … [Read more...] about Hitman 2 PC Owners Can’t Play Levels In Hitman 3 For Free, But That Could Change