Action Genre RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Action on GameSkinny https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network State of Decay 2 Guide: How to Get Unlimited Food and Molotovs https://www.gameskinny.com/qrzw4/state-of-decay-2-guide-how-to-get-unlimited-food-and-molotovs https://www.gameskinny.com/qrzw4/state-of-decay-2-guide-how-to-get-unlimited-food-and-molotovs Tue, 22 May 2018 16:33:53 -0400 Ty Arthur

If you want to stay alive and build up your base while stomping zombies in State of Decay 2, you are going to need a lot of resources, which can be scarce. Constant scavenging for food, medicine, ammo, and fuel is all well and good, but why work harder when you can work smarter?

One group of survivors in particular will have you go out on a rather annoying series of fetch quests, but once that's out of the way, you can use them to potentially get an unlimited supply of food and molotovs!

Unlimited Food Cheat/Hack

When you come across the drunk survivors trying to re-build their whiskey distillery, be sure to complete all of their requests and keep them as happy as possible -- but don't recruit them to your group. As recruits (rather than free roaming survivors who offer quests) they aren't very helpful at your base, and they won't be able to call in food airdrops.

While interacting with these survivors, they will constantly ask you for food, and go into fights drunk out of their minds, which makes it easier to wash your hands of them and go on your merry way in the apocalypse. Don't make this mistake, however, because they become extremely useful if you put in a little extra effort!

While gathering supplies for the survivors during the quest line, you'll eventually need to grab a wheat sack from a barn. The wheat item looks like a standard food rucksack, but will be marked with ! as well. Because it seems like standard food, be sure NOT to deposit it at your own base, as this will screw up the quest.

The wheat sack is also available for pick up before this section of the quest starts, which can completely nerf the whole quest line as well. If you accidentally grabbed the wheat before meeting the survivors, return the rucksack back to the original location where you picked it up at the barn.

Pick it back up again when you have this particular objective active. That should reset the item position and let you proceed without any problems.

After going through their fetch quests, one member of the drunk group will eventually get infected and you will have a limited amount of time to return that character to their base to save them.

Make absolutely certain to complete this section of the quest within the 10-minute timeframe, and then finally ask the group to start making medicine instead of whiskey. Turns out they just needed a little guiding hand to get on the right path.

Raining Unlimited Food Airdrops

From this point on, the distillery survivor group is available to call in an airdrop that can be repeated over and over for infinite State Of Decay 2 food supplies. Each airdrop will only cost you 75 influence, and with the cooldown timer, a drop can be called in once every 8 minutes.

Every single airdrop will always have a ready supply of food, molotovs, and luxury liquor to sell for a return of 35 influence. By repeating this airdrop each time it resets, you can end up with unlimited food and molotovs for very little effort.

If you bring the whiskey distillery survivors into your group, exile them, let them die, or otherwise ignore their requests for help, you sadly won't have access to these easy resources!

Have any other tips on getting lots of resources quickly without much effort? Let us know your strategy below, and be sure to check out our other State of Decay 2 guides here:

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Razer Unveils Entry-Level eGPU Enclosure in Core X https://www.gameskinny.com/iaio7/razer-unveils-entry-level-egpu-enclosure-in-core-x https://www.gameskinny.com/iaio7/razer-unveils-entry-level-egpu-enclosure-in-core-x Tue, 22 May 2018 16:04:10 -0400 Jonathan Moore

If you've ever wanted to turn your gaming laptop into a gaming desktop, or if you've ever wanted to have more raw power for gaming, designing, mixing, or multitasking, you might already know about Razer's first-class external GPU cases. 

For some time now, Razer's been helping laptop owners get the most out of their machines without requiring they buy a brand-new rig. The Core V2 did a fantastic job of doing that, affording room for 2.2-Slot video cards from both NVIDIA and AMD alongside a relatively compact housing and a 500W PSU. 

But with the release of the Core X today, pairing desktop power with the portability of top-tier laptops just got a whole lot more affordable. 

Coming in at only $299, the Core X might be a tad larger than the Core V2, but it makes up for it by allowing room for 3-Slot video cards while containing an impressive 650W ATX PSU. Unfortunately, the Core X doesn't support Razer's Chroma RGB lighting -- and it doesn't have USB or Ethernet connections. But considering you're paying nearly $200 less than you would for the V2, that seems like a fair trade. 

The Core X also sets itself apart because unlike some other models currently on the market, it can connect to any computer that has a compatible Thunderbolt 3 connection -- including MacBooks. The connection is capable of reaching speeds of up to 40Gbps. 

The enclosure works with compatible NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards as far back as 2014. Those include GeForce, Quadro, XConnect, and Radeon Pro.  

It's worthy to note the Core X does not come with a graphics card. If you're looking for graphics cards, use the tools in this guide to find them now instead of later (read: while they're still getting cheaper). 

You can purchase the Core X GPU enclosure from Razer.com for $299. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Razer products and other gaming peripherals and hardware. 

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The Power of Dragons Awakens in New Shining Resonance Refrain Trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/xttcp/the-power-of-dragons-awakens-in-new-shining-resonance-refrain-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/xttcp/the-power-of-dragons-awakens-in-new-shining-resonance-refrain-trailer Tue, 22 May 2018 15:10:18 -0400 Erroll Maas

Sega has released a new trailer for upcoming JRPG Shining Resonance Refrain, which you can find above. Titled "The Dragon's Power Awakens," the trailer showcases different dragons encountered throughout the game.

In addition to the new trailer, Sega has provided a brief summary:

The evil dragons known as the Dracomachina are “ready to turn this city into ash!” But there’s a power that resides within you that rivals those of the Dracomachina, that power comes from the Shining Dragon. With the might of the Shining Dragon at your command, you can unleash attacks that’ll decimate your enemies.

Shining Resonance Refrain is an enhanced HD remaster of 2014's Shining Resonance, which originally released exclusively in Japan for PlayStation 3.

Shining Resonance Refrain was released for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 29, 2018, and will launch worldwide on July 10, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. (The Nintendo Switch version will release in Japan on July 12.) This will be the first title in the Shining series to receive a Western release since Shining Force EXA for the PlayStation 2 in 2007.

Shining Resonance Refrain is currently available to pre-order

Keep an eye on GameSkinny for more Shining Resonance Refrain updates leading up to launch day, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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How to Get the Jetpack in Fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/jjcpr/how-to-get-the-jetpack-in-fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/jjcpr/how-to-get-the-jetpack-in-fortnite Tue, 22 May 2018 10:52:06 -0400 Ty Arthur

The long, agonizing wait for full flight in Fortnite is over! Announced way back in February and then put on the back burner so the developers could focus on other limited time events and items, the jetpack finally made it to Fortnite.

After the low gravity hop rocks appeared at Risky Reels and Dusty Divot at the start of Season 4, it seemed like Fortnite's jetpacks were forever forgotten. Now that they've arrived with the 4.2 update, we've got all the details on where to pick them up and how to use them!

Finding It

Legendary rarity drops like the Jetpack are a whole new class of item known as a backpack, with more types besides the jetpack due to be added in the future. While you can loot them from dead players, you won't find them as normal ground loot because they only spawn in treasure chests.

Like any other weapon or consumable healing item, the jetpack takes up an inventory slot and can be moved around or swapped out for another item. Any back bling cosmetic items you have equipped will be effectively hidden while the jetpack is equipped.

 Jetpacking over a house to get a good shot
(thanks to NoahJ456 for the screenshot)

How To Use It

To activate the Jetpack, just hit the jump button while already in mid-air. This will engage the jets and give you enhanced mobility and movement -- like an upgraded version of the hop rock.

There's a catch, though -- jetpacks don't last forever and you can't just zip around the air killing all the ants (er, players) on the ground below.

Each thrust of the jetpack has a limited duration that runs out rapidly. It lasts longer than the hop rocks, but its still a limited-time effect.

To begin the recharge, land and leave the jetpack turned off for a second or so. If you run out of charge for the jetpack altogether by using it too long, it will crumble into dust and disappear from your inventory, bringing you back bling item back into view.

While perfect for re-positioning, the jetpack is actually less about getting kills from the air than you might expect. There's one major reason for this -- you can't enter weapon targeting mode at all while the jetpack is engaged. Yep, you are firing blind.

That makes weapons like the rocket launcher or shotgun a lot more effective than the sniper rifle with the jetpack, unless you can perfectly time disengaging the jetpack, switching to your gun, and getting off a shot before you start falling (and I have no doubt some pro player will!).

 Woo-hoo, for once they weren't lying about what "coming soon" means! 

That's all you need to know for now about the new jetpack Fortnite 4.2 update! Where did you find your first jetpack, and have you pulled off any amazing mid-air kills with it yet?

Let us know your best jetpack kill story below, and if you are still looking for help to wrap up the other Season 4 challenges, check out the rest our Fortnite guides at GameSkinny below:

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New Razer Blade Might Be 'World's Smallest Laptop' https://www.gameskinny.com/relku/new-razer-blade-might-be-worlds-smallest-laptop https://www.gameskinny.com/relku/new-razer-blade-might-be-worlds-smallest-laptop Tue, 22 May 2018 12:42:57 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Razer's flagship laptop just got a huge overhaul, with everything from its look to its core components getting an upgrade. The refinements are exactly what you'd expect to find in an upper-echelon laptop, and they easily set up the Razer Blade to be one of 2018's best gaming laptop options. 

Essentially one-upping its predecessor in every way, the Razer Blade now sports a 15.6-inch IPS display that's available in 60Hz at 4K resolution or a blistering 144Hz at 1920x1080. The bezels around the screen are now thinner (4.9mm) and squared off, eschewing the 14-inch's rounded edges for a more modern look. And the Blade accomplishes all of this while taking up the same footprint as the 14-inch -- its ultra-thin block chassis measures only 0.66 inches thick and weighs only 4.5 pounds.  

As for its other specs, the Razer Blade is armed to the teeth -- 100% ready for all modern gaming can throw at it, including virtual reality. The laptop comes with Intel's six-core 8th Gen i7-8750H (which can reach speeds of up to 4.1GHz), as well as your choice of an NVIDIA GTX 1060 or 1070 Max-Q.  

The laptop also comes stocked with 16GB of 2667MHz RAM and a 512GB SSD. You can opt-in for the upgraded version which supports up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.  

Needless to say, the new Razer Blade is meant for power gaming and multi-tasking. 

We are proud to have again stepped-up as an industry leader, taking laptop engineering to the next level to give gamers the performance they require and the mobility they desire.

                                            -- Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan

The latest model also features an anti-ghosting keyboard complete with full-spectrum RGB backlighting, dual front-facing speakers (with Dolby Atmos), and an 80-watt battery. On top of that, you'll get three external display I/Os in a Mini Display Port, an HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt 3 port, as well as three USB 3.0 connections.  

The Razer Blade 15.6-inch gaming laptop is currently available in the United States, Canada, France, U.K., Germany, and China. You can purchase it here starting at $1,899. 

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The 5 Best State of Decay 2 Glitches https://www.gameskinny.com/b2fon/the-5-best-state-of-decay-2-glitches https://www.gameskinny.com/b2fon/the-5-best-state-of-decay-2-glitches Tue, 22 May 2018 10:31:28 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Legacy Glitch

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There seems to be a huge glitch in State of Decay 2 that won't let you continue your quests if you destroyed all the plague hearts, and your legacy goals stop showing up.

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The only way you can deal with this glitch is to exile your leader and assign a new one. Of course, this means you may lose your best character, but your legacy goals will appear once again.

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The developers should definitely take into account all these glitches as soon as possible and make State of Decay 2 a truly great game free of bugs.

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That is all for the best glitches in the game, but be sure to come back soon for more State of Decay 2 guides here at GameSkinny!

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Gate Parking Glitch

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Here's another warning for those who like to park their vehicles in the wrong places. Never park a car at the gates! If you do and try to open the gates, for some reason, the game will decide that it should destroy it.

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Now imagine if you play in co-operative mode and you leave your friends in a van that is parked near a gate. It will completely obliterate them and leave you all alone.

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Vehicle Glitch

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Be careful when driving a vehicle with low fuel! For some reason, the game can completely glitch out if you try to run your car too fast when you have very little fuel.

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Your car will either start spinning or it will randomly stop as if there was an invisible barrier in front of it. This is not exactly an exploitative glitch, but a cautionary one.

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If you want to always have enough fuel, then be sure to build a large fuel storage on your home base, where you can keep enough of it for all your driving needs.

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Unlimited Influence Glitch

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Influence is the game's main currency, so the more you have of it, the better the things you can do, including moving from one home base to another. However, earning influence is not easy in State of Decay 2.

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This glitch will help you make your influence never end. First, you need to have an upgraded Command Center 2 on your home base. Then, you need to find a trader and buy some 9mm or 22mm rounds. Sell them one piece at a time, and then buy them back again one piece at a time.

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Do this kind of trading while using Broadcast, which increases your influence by 10%. So for each traded round, you will earn more influence, which will result in a solid profit. You can exploit this every time and never have to worry about your influence ever again.

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Unlimited Stamina Glitch

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Did you know that it is possible to maintain an unlimited amount of stamina in State of Decay 2? Well, it looks like this glitch can actually make it happen.

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You will have to pay attention to the blue gauge located on the bottom-left corner of your screen. That's the stamina gauge, and the red one is your health gauge. When you run or do any other physical action, the blue gauge will quickly go down.

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As a result, you will have to wait a bit for it to recover. But if you don't want to wait and would rather just use this infinite stamina glitch, then simply press LB and tap it. You will notice that your character will keep moving without using your stamina at all.

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State of Decay 2, the latest zombie apocalypse survival game from Microsoft Studios, is finally out. However, it is reportedly riddled with all sorts of bugs and glitches. Some of them can be exploited for unlimited stats, and others simply mess up your gameplay.

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In any case, if you want to know the five best glitches in State of Decay 2, and how you can use them to your advantage, then follow this guide for all the information you need.

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And, if you were looking for the best base building locations on all three maps, then check out our guide below:

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Fortnite Map Guide: Wailing Woods Chest Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/xksyt/fortnite-map-guide-wailing-woods-chest-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/xksyt/fortnite-map-guide-wailing-woods-chest-locations Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:08 -0400 Sergey_3847

Those looking to complete Season 4, Week 4 challenges in Fortnite must find seven chests within the Wailing Woods. This is a hard challenge, since Wailing Woods is not the most reliable zone for loot chest spawns.

However, you can use our quick guide below to find all the possible chest locations and get the 500 XP reward for completing this somewhat difficult challenge.

All Chest Locations in Wailing Woods

On the map above you can see the exact spawn locations of all possible chests in Wailing Woods. 

The most obvious spot for loot chests in Week 4 is in the maze located in the center of Wailing Woods. There you will find at least five chests spawning all around the construction. However, be careful, as many other players will want to land there and open chests for themselves.

This means that the best strategy would be to land somewhere on the outskirts of the region. For example, the eastern side of the woods has at least three other potential spots for loot chests. After landing there, you can carefully make your way through the woods to the center, slowly picking off enemies to nab the loot for yourself.

Another one can be located in the southwestern area, and one more can be found in the north of the woods. Even if you can't get all seven chests in the span of one game, don't worry -- you can always go back and find more chests in the following matches.

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That's it for all loot chest locations in Wailing Woods for this Week 4 Challenge, and for other Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny, please visit the links below:

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Fortnite Challenge Guide: Search Between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter https://www.gameskinny.com/8f4px/fortnite-challenge-guide-search-between-a-bench-ice-cream-truck-and-a-helicopter https://www.gameskinny.com/8f4px/fortnite-challenge-guide-search-between-a-bench-ice-cream-truck-and-a-helicopter Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:16 -0400 Sergey_3847

Every week brings new challenges to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode. One of the tougher challenges in Week 4 is to find a Battlestar between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter.

If you want to know how to locate the Battlestar before anyone else, then follow our quick guide below, which is complete with a handy map. Just be careful: there are sure to be other players landing nearby going for the same prize. 

Where to Find Week 4's Battlestar

Fortnite's Season 4, Week 4 Battlestar Location on the Game's Map

All three challenge objects can be found in Moisty Mire, located in the southeastern part of the island. The Bench resides on the bank of a small river under the lantern.

The Ice Cream Truck can be seen on one of the small islands to the east from the Bench. And the Helicopter is set against a green screen on the opposite side of the river from where you spotted the Bench earlier.

The Battlestar will appear on a small patch of land between those three spots (see the screenshot above for exact map location). It's right under a big tree on a patch of land with no grass.

In order to claim your prize, just walk up to the Battlestar and interact with it. As a result, the Search between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter challenge will be completed.

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That's all for the Season 4, Week 4 search challenge, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, be sure to visit the links below:

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Going Solo: Best Scoundrels Smuggled Into Star Wars Games https://www.gameskinny.com/ur2er/going-solo-best-scoundrels-smuggled-into-star-wars-games https://www.gameskinny.com/ur2er/going-solo-best-scoundrels-smuggled-into-star-wars-games Tue, 22 May 2018 14:31:25 -0400 Anthony Merklinger

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Han Solo

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Lots of Star Wars Games ... He's Been in Lots ... 
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A common trend in Star Wars video games is the use of heroes to tell engaging stories. These characters not only act as narrative vehicles that give players the opportunity to discover unexplored elements of the franchise’s current nine feature films, but they arguably serve as the template for character development as a discipline. In this regard, Han Solo is the scoundrel prototype by which all Star Wars scoundrels have evolved, and the Star Wars story would not be the same without him.

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Undeniably, Han Solo is more than just a character, but the symbolic manifestation of the franchise’s “third estate” -- the independent space privateer clinging to high-risk, high-reward opportunities with little to no regard for moral rights or wrongs.

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Scoundrels as playable classes offer a degree of emotional excitement unfound in Jedi or Sith paths, which can be attributed to the epic, fluid, and fate-defining adventurers of characters like Han Solo. Scoundrels, like Solo, act as free agents and can participate in a stronger and more satisfying character arc -- typically.

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Is there a Star Wars scoundrel you believe helped elevate the franchise that's not on this list? Let us know in the comments below! As always, be sure to check back with GameSkinny for more on Star Wars and the galaxy far, far away.

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Oh, yeah, and check Solo: A Star Wars Story. We've heard it might be pretty good. 

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Image courtesy of Wookieepedia

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Chewbacca

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Battlefront, Battlefront II, Masters of Teras Kasi
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Brute strength is not a trait one commonly associates with scoundrels featured in Star Wars video games, particularly characters who find themselves on the losing end of a Dejarik game; however, players have undoubtedly come to enjoy the piercing amicability and resourcefulness of the Wookie warrior Chewbacca -- the longtime friend of Han Solo and co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon.

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What about this versatile character has enamored audiences throughout the franchise’s gaming history? Chewbacca remains an underdog, a hero of war-torn Kashyyyk, and a champion of an oppressed race. His ability to dispatch enemies with an array of explosives and the exceptionally accurate bowcaster has made him a standout powerhouse among blaster-wielding characters and even revered Force-users.

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Though Chewbacca’s gaming presence is limited compared to other heroes borrowed from the film series, his usefulness is no less prominent. From the Battlefront series to Disney Infinity 3.0, Chewbacca continues to be a vibrant Star Wars character that reminds players of the significance of camaraderie.

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Image courtesy of Wookieepedia

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Dash Rendar

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Born to a Corellian family, Dash Rendar -- the Imperial turned mercenary -- is one of the franchise’s early examples of developers breaking from established characters to create a story associated with the films. LucasArts’ 1996 third-person shooter, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, flexed Rendar’s rudimentary scoundrel abilities across 10 levels to defeat Prince Xizor, the leader of the Black Sun Syndicate.

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The Outrider captain’s limited video game presence underscores the archetype’s effectiveness in manipulating galactic events. Certainly, the Republic-Imperial struggle dominates the political atmosphere of the Star Wars saga, but Rendar and his scoundrel counterparts denote the underlying ebb and flow ultimately contributing to that conflict.

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Shadows of the Empire succeeded in crafting a believable Star Wars experience wherein the player had a direct hand in shaping the events surrounding the film series. With each new game title released, however, the scoundrel’s sophistication evolved to include grenades, flashbangs, self-healing abilities, and even protective barriers. Rendar’s inclusion in the franchise's gaming portfolio helped set the stage for future scoundrel player engagement.

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Image courtesy of Wookieepedia

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Nico Okarr

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Captain of the XS stock light freighter Redshifter, Nico Okarr is a legendary scoundrel and master escapist whose exploits rival those of Han Solo. His experience in the Outer Rim led to a successful flight from an embattled space station above Korriban -- a feat that would prove singularly responsible for preserving the Republic against a resurgent Sith Empire in the Great Galactic War.

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Scoundrels in Star Wars video games are indeed ubiquitous, but few champions rise to galactic stardom like Okarr. His actions, abilities, and general demeanor are consistent when compared to criminals from other franchise IPs; however, Okarr subverts the scoundrel tropes by displaying an uncharacteristic heroism in dangerous situations. Many scoundrel characters -- particularly enemy NPCs -- use exaggerated reputations to buffer or intimidate for self-preservation, whereas Okarr boasts pragmatism and skill over ego.

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Image courtesy of Wookieepedia

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Hylo Visz

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Considered to be one of the most prominent scoundrels from the Old Republic era, Hylo Visz is a female Mirialan responsible for breaking the Mandalorian blockade of the Hydian Way: a major hyper-trade route between the Outer Rim and Core Worlds heavily used by the Republic.

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As each new Star Wars title seeks to achieve singularity in an overtly saturated franchise, Visz’s character is a sobering reminder that Force-users are not the be-all and end-all in the galaxy. In fact, Visz is perhaps one of the earliest examples of an independent actor to dramatically shift a major military power’s ability to wage war without using the Force. She is the paragon of adventure and glory, predating Han Solo by some 3,000 years.

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Her legacy in galactic history stresses the point that Star Wars games simply do not represent scoundrels to the degree to which Jedi and Sith are portrayed. Scoundrels represent the middle ground between the Light and Dark Sides of the Force, serving as ancillary vehicles to move a plot forward -- often in isolated incidents. Indeed, performing heroic actions for the purpose of earning cash loses its luster in the face of preserving millennia-held traditions.

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Canderous Ordo

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Canderous Ordo, the battle-hardened Mandalorian from Knights of the Old Republic, invigorates the Star Wars scoundrel archetype by imbuing the role with ceaseless commitment to self-evolution. As a man of challenge, the champion of Clan Ordo shies from the scoundrel’s distinctive charm, bringing a more aggressive, militaristic stance to the table that other scoundrel characters simply don’t.

In fact, Ordo’s single-minded Mandalorian philosophy dictates his motivation: resolution by combat.

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Ordo’s inclusion in the Star Wars gaming portfolio paves the way for future characters that wield strength over reason, such as Khomo Fett and Skadge, featured in Star Wars: The Old Republic; however, as many scoundrels will operate for the purposes of acquiring credits, Ordo, as a Mandalorian, seeks sport -- a quality that may perhaps blind him in regard to a character’s moral alignment.

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The antithesis of the famous quip “I’ve got a bad feeling about this,” Canderous Ordo is a seasoned gunslinger and an even more dangerous opponent.

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Image courtesy of Wookieepedia

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Mission Vao

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Many scoundrels in the Star Wars franchise have emerged from difficult situations with a few well-aimed blaster shots or by the sheer convenience of astromech droids. In the case of Mission Vao, however, cunning and intellect proved to be equally effective.

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From the thralls of desperation, the young Twi’lek girl forged a life in the slums of Lower Taris, capturing the scoundrel archetype’s instinctive motivation to survive and the unfortunate circumstances by which characters ultimately fall victim to the criminal lifestyle in the Star Wars universe. Where other scoundrels may succeed in brashness, Mission Vao retains interesting and unique mechanics that set her apart from other NPCs, particularly her uncannily optimistic disposition.

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Still, Vao’s character shows that even scoundrels who suffer loss and betrayal can be loyal to a fault, as exemplified by her actions in Knights of the Old Republic. More importantly, she adds credence to the efforts of female and alien characters in preserving the integrity of the galaxy.

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For more than 40 years, the epic space opera Star Wars has dominated the mainstream, weaving its influence across the global tapestry as a cultural adhesive. With three film trilogies, two independent anthologies (including the yet-to-release Solo: A Star Wars Story), and countless television series, comics, parodies, musical performances, and video games, Star Wars and its respective worlds from galaxies far, far away have become deeply embedded in the cultural lexicon.  

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To say Star Wars would not be the same without its eclectic roster of scoundrels, however, is a gross understatement. Indeed, as scoundrels have shaped the political, economic, and social tones of the galaxy, we look back on some of the most influential scoundrels smuggled into Star Wars video games.

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Pokemon GO Bringing Alolan Forms of Pokemon Soon https://www.gameskinny.com/vq0ye/pokemon-go-bringing-alolan-forms-of-pokemon-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/vq0ye/pokemon-go-bringing-alolan-forms-of-pokemon-soon Mon, 21 May 2018 15:26:15 -0400 Zach Hunt

Pokemon GO developer Niantic surprised everyone today by announcing that Alolan forms of Pokemon will soon be coming to the popular mobile game.

First appearing in Pokemon Sun and Moon, Alolan forms of Pokemon are based on first-generation Pokemon, so it appears Niantic isn't quite ready to introduce the fourth-gen monsters into Pokemon GO just yet.

Eighteen Gen-One Pokemon have Alolan forms, but it's not yet known just which ones we'll be seeing or how the release of them will work. The teaser image, as seen above, provides silhouettes of a decent number of these Kanto region inhabitants, so it's probably safe to assume we could see them all at some point.

No specific release dates were mentioned -- only that they'd be popping up in "the coming weeks" -- but stick with GameSkinny for all the news, tips, and information on Pokemon GO you need. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Your Definitive Black Ops 4 Pre-Launch Guide -- From Zombies to Battle Royale & More https://www.gameskinny.com/eieia/your-definitive-black-ops-4-pre-launch-guide-from-zombies-to-battle-royale-more https://www.gameskinny.com/eieia/your-definitive-black-ops-4-pre-launch-guide-from-zombies-to-battle-royale-more Tue, 22 May 2018 13:49:15 -0400 Ty Arthur

Call of Duty returns on October 12, arriving a bit earlier than normal compared to recent entries like last year's Call of Duty: WWII.

Fans guessed early on that Treyarch's return to the series would bring another Black Ops entry, but anyone who expected the return of a mind-bending, sci-fi-focused single-player campaign is in for a surprise. This is going to be a very different Call of Duty, as Black Ops 4 features a big shift away from some of the expected standards of the series.

Let's dive into absolutely everything you need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, from the new multiplayer-only focus to Blackout mode, the return of Zombies, and all the special editions and pre-order bonuses available.

Goodbye, Single Player

The follow-up to Black Ops III will purposefully exclude all single-player campaign content for all platformsThere will be no Cold War espionage or futuristic trips into the depths of the human psyche this time around.

Considering the shift in focus, hopefully, we don't have the same multiplayer problems as with the last Black Ops, like when no one could download camos or emblems. For the non-console crowd, Black Ops 4's multiplayer for PC will be handled through Blizzard's Battle.net platform.

So what's happening with the multiplayer-only style? First up, we've got a return to the Pick 10 create-a-class system. Multiplayer maps will also stick more closely to the boots-on-the-ground approach the fan base seems to prefer, but there are a variety of abilities that each available Specialist uses.

Here's What We Know So Far About Each Specialist Type:
  • Battery -- Lobs grenades that either bounce or stick to surfaces
  • Ruin -- The rusher class that moves across the map with a grapple gun to quickly change elevation
  • Firebreak -- Emits a damaging radiation field and uses a flamethrower
  • Ajax -- The breacher class with a rapidly-deploying defensive shield that has a built-in pistol for instant fortifications
  • Recon -- Deploys a vision pulse that reveals enemies to your teammates through obstacles
  • Crash -- Support class that heals other players and provides ammo packs that give bonuses when used to kill enemies
  • Torque -- Trapper class that sets down razor wire to slow and damage enemies
  • Seraph -- Tactician class that lets your team redeploy at different locations

Sadly, it appears there will be no class that sends out a swarm of golden killer bees or takes over robotic enemies this time around. We got spoiled with Black Ops III.

Hello, Battle Royale Blackout Mode

Besides the standard multiplayer maps, Blackout Mode is the most notable change in Black Ops 4. It will employ the popular Battle Royale style of 100-player, last-man-standing combat. Blackout will also feature the biggest map in CoD history, described as 1,500 times the size of the iconic Nuke Town map.

We haven't seen a ton of specifics yet on how Blackout will work or differ from Fortnite or PUBG, although obviously, we know the basics considering the current Battle Royale craze.

Two important details have been unveiled so far: Blackout will feature aquatic, land-based, and aerial vehicles instead of just infantry firefights, and the map will include famous locations and characters from throughout the franchise colliding in one place.

Obviously, replaying single-player missions for hunting down collectibles will no longer be a thing, but if the weekly challenges in Fortnite are any indication, that shouldn't stop Treyarch from giving players regular new content as a reason to keep logging back on.

If there's anything we can assume, it's that there will most likely be some sort of Battle Pass associated with the game's BR mode -- which makes more plausible sens considering there's yet to be a Season Pass announced. 

Black Ops 4 Zombie Mode

In another change for the franchise, all three tiers of Black Ops 4's Zombie mode will be immediately available at launch, without any extra purchases necessary. Essentially, it seems like Zombie mode will serve the role of the campaign, although obviously with a co-op bent.

Easter eggs were already getting insane in Infinite Warfare and WW2, so with a total lack of a single-player mode to engage players, expect the Black Ops 4's Easter egg hunt to be even more out of control. 

This time around, it also looks like we'll have zombie-hunting mayhem on the Titanic, in ancient Rome, and in Alcatraz with these three scenarios:

  • Voyage of Despair
  • IX
  • Blood of the Dead

Black Ops 4 Special Editions and Pre-Order Bonuses

The pre-orders have been curiously restrained this time around as the focus of the game changes. 

With a base price of $59.99, Amazon Prime members get 20% off the pre-order. If you don't have a Prime subscription, it's worth noting that Newegg currently has the BLOPs 4 pre-order discounted to $49.99.

Remember Black Ops 3's $200 Juggernog edition with the functioning mini-fridge/Perk-a-Cola machine? Well, there's nothing like that so far for U.S. customers, although the Australian Specialist Edition for $119.99 includes a 5" statue and a custom steel game case.

Instead, all standard pre-orders appear to be the same at this point, offering 1,100 points to use on in-game purchases. Notably, there's no extended Special Edition with a season pass for any region at this point.

Black Ops 4 Season Pass Shakeup

Let's reiterate that last point, as it marks a huge shakeup in the business model -- there's been no announcement of a season pass at this point, and none of the pre-orders list anything of the sort. Since all the Zombies content is launching on Day One, it seems the season pass is a thing of the past.

We can't expect this to be some sort of altruistic move on the part of Activision or Blizzard to let gamers play the game cheaper, however.

These games are released to make money, so expect in-game content like Battle Royale skins, multiplayer loot boxes, and all sorts of other microtransactions to make up a bigger focus.

Getting in on the Black Ops 4 Beta

Now for the big question -- how do we get in on the Black Ops 4 private beta? The beta has been confirmed to be accessible for anyone who pre-orders through any source.

The Black Ops 4 beta release date is unconfirmed at this point, though. It's possible it will arrive earlier or go longer for PS4 players, as Sony console fans got content earlier for the previous Black Ops title. Stay tuned for a finalized beta release date!

Are you looking forward to Black Ops 4, and what do you think of the switch away from a traditional single-player campaign? Do think the game's Battle Royale will add anything new to the formula or is it a simple cash-grab? 

Let us know what you hope to see and if you plan to stick with the franchise in the comments below. As always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on the next installment of the Call of Duty franchise as it develops.

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Returners Beginner's Guide: You're Not Bronze Anymore, Baby! https://www.gameskinny.com/1ryps/returners-beginners-guide-youre-not-bronze-anymore-baby https://www.gameskinny.com/1ryps/returners-beginners-guide-youre-not-bronze-anymore-baby Tue, 22 May 2018 14:49:35 -0400 Joseph Rowe

Are you tired of getting your butt handed to you in League matches? Sick of the AI stomping your tuchus in Adventure mode? Fed up with feeling like your rear is going to get handed to you if you don't spend some real money on some items soon? Have no fear, this Returners beginner's guide is here to teach you how to kick butt and play optimally.

I will skip going over the basics of the game as the tutorial does a thorough job of explaining the mechanics. This guide will instead cover the best use of your time and resources for your first several hours of the game.

Team Building Tips

The image above shows the basic team you start off with in Returners. I'm a free-to-play player in most games, and Returners actually isn't that much of a pay-to-win game, so you can get quite far with just this team if you feel like it. You'll definitely have no problem getting out of bronze if you put the time and effort into leveling your characters.

That being said, there are certain characters that synchronize better with a specific teammate over others. For example, King Arthur is a tank, but he needs heals before his ultimate attack can activate. You can either bring a healing tactic card that you have to watch very carefully, or you can set yourself up with a healing support like Panacea. 

You should also build your team around the specific fight you're about to engage in. If your enemy team is mostly mages, don't send a bunch of characters in with only physical defense. You will need to adjust formations and equipment as need be. Take some time to go through each piece of equipment you get, especially once you start getting multiple rares and legendaries for each role. You'll be surprised by your ability to take down foes with much higher CP than you if you play smart in terms of counters.

 

Battle Enhancements and Tactic Cards

When you unlock the ability to spend formation points, you will want to very carefully consider what you want to do. There are counters to pretty much every team composition in Returners, so even if you play as smart as possible, you can still lose. That being said, go with what feels right. If you want an attack-heavy team, just take some battle tactic cards to help you burst down your foes before defense becomes an issue, or take some to enhance your defenses.

The tactic cards you bring in will change from battle to battle. If your foe is going to burst down your mage, you'll want to take a taunt to draw the enemy team's attention to your tankiest character(s). If you lack a healing support, you can either gamble and try to burst your foe down before you die with some attack enhancement cards, or you can play it safe by bringing some heals. This will be something you learn with trial and error. Furthermore, don't be afraid to use your cards in Adventure if you can. For example, heal a character with about 80% health to keep them topped off. Your cards will refresh their cooldown faster than you think in Returners.

How to Spend Your Bluestone

There's quite a bit of debate in the Returners community about the best way to spend your bluestone. From my experience and from what I've seen other players talk about, you will want to spend it more on equipment than on characters. You can get a character you really want, but avoid spending your precious resources on characters you won't use just for the sake of completion. Once you get up to higher ranks, you can do that if you want. Until then, either use it for equipment or for energy (discussed below).

Resource Acquisition

By the time you're reading this Returners guide, you've likely already completed the tutorial and need something else to do. Check out the dungeons. You can get items necessary to level up and enhance equipment, level up skills, and more. As a lower-level player, though, you will want to focus on the daily Upgrade Material dungeons instead of the non-daily ones as there will be a much larger energy cost if you do the latter. If you play every day, though, you will have ample resources, so this shouldn't be a problem for you after a week or so.

You will also get plenty of relics, equipment, experience books, etc. from playing through the Adventure and League in Returners. Just put the time into those modes, and your characters will level up, you can enhance them to upgrade them, you can level up and enhance weapons/armor, rinse and repeat.

Another simple way to get more resources is to check the achievement list (like in the image above). You will be able to get gold, bluestone, energy, potions, scrolls, etc. Check the achievement list often because there are both daily and weekly missions as well as the items you get from achievements. Always do your dailies and weeklies if you want to play this game without spending cash.

Save Your Money by Gaining Energy

Most mobile games like Returners are insanely greedy. They try to get you to spend as much of your money as possible and punish you for being free-to-play. Thankfully, this one isn't like that -- or at least is less so than others on the market. Like we've discussed above, there are tons of ways to accrue resources. Energy is probably the most important resource in the game because without it, you can't really do much.

There are many ways to regain energy. The most obvious one is by ranking up. Doing so will increase your maximum capacity for energy. Another obvious way is by spending bluestones and/or real money on bluestones to get more energy. You will get a lot of bluestones just from playing the game as a beginner, so you can save them up for higher levels when you need more energy if you don't feel like gambling with the equipment gachas.

You can regain energy from claiming rewards from your achievement list like discussed above. You can give your friends friend points to get energy. You can even watch your most recent League match replay to get some energyReturners is surprisingly generous in this regard.

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All right, that does it for this Returners beginner's guide. We went over the best use of your resources, how to accrue more of them, battle formations, tactic cards, and team building! Stay tuned for more Returners content, and let us know if there's a specific guide you'd like to see for this game. If you have any questions or tips, leave them in the comments section!

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State of Decay 2 Guide: Best Locations for Base Building https://www.gameskinny.com/5b95h/state-of-decay-2-guide-best-locations-for-base-building https://www.gameskinny.com/5b95h/state-of-decay-2-guide-best-locations-for-base-building Mon, 21 May 2018 10:52:20 -0400 Sergey_3847

State of Decay 2 offers three different maps with various home base locations, which you can move into and upgrade as you wish. Every base has its own advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to find the one that works best for you, as moving into a new base is not cheap.

If you want to know what locations are the best for building your home base on each of the three maps in State of Decay 2, then follow our guide below for all the information you need.

Best Cascade Hills Bases

Bridge Fort

If you go west from your starting base, you will come to a bridge with another potential home base. This one has three parking sites located on both sides of the bridge.

Bridge Fort has four open slots for building in total:

  • 1x Large Slot
  • 1x Small Indoor Slot
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slot

There is also a watchtower on the upper floor that overlooks the eastern side of the bridge. If you want to claim this base, you need to have 500 influence and 4 people -- a perfect location for a small community.

Lock & Keogh Self Storage

If you're looking for a huge storage room, then this is the base you need. It is located in the northwestern part of Cascade Hills.

There are several clearable lockers, which can be used for building or storing things. You also have one Secret Distillery -- a great source of Fuel, if you care about driving vehicles.

This base will cost you 1,500 influence and 6 people in total.

Container Fort

This is probably the best location in Cascade Hills. It is located in the southwestern part of the map. It has seven building slots, two of which are large slots.

The best feature of this base is that it already has a ready-to-use level 3 Workshop, which is a great thing to have. Of course, such luxury isn't cheap and will require you to have 3,500 influence and 8 people.

So, if you have a large community, this is the base for you.

Best Meagher Valley Bases

Whitney Field

This base is located in the southern part of the map. There are two large Fortified Bleachers that serve as the watchtowers on the opposite sides of the base.

There are five building slots in total. The large ones are located on the outer edges of the base, and the small ones are set closer to the middle.

This is a huge open area that requires a large community of at least 8 people and 3,500 influence.

Squelones Brewing Company

The best part about this base, which is located in the central part of the Valley, is the on-site water tank. This means that you will have a constant supply of water without having to build anything.

There is a lot of free space outdoors for building farms and other types of buildings that require a water supply. Inside the large warehouse, you will find a room where you can recycle food and make alcohol.

In order to claim this base, you will need 1,500 influence and 6 people.

Camp Kelenqua

On the western side of Meagher Valley, you will find a truly great base that looks like a campsite. The fencing may require some repair, but there is a lot of free space inside.

This base also has an on-site source of water, so you can start your farms from the get-go. There are lots of buildings around for chilling out and hiding from those pesky zombies.

Although the area of the base is huge, it will only take you 1,000 influence and 5 people to claim it.

Best Drucker County Bases

Barricaded Strip Mall

If you go to the north of the map, you will stumble upon an abandoned mall. However, it's not as useless as it seems. This base has an in-built Urgent Care facility, which is like your own personal infirmary.

On the other side of the base, you will find a High-End Kitchen, where your people can eat well, and which will grant them a nice morale boost. Overall, this is a really great place to have.

In order to claim the Strip Mall, you will need 3,500 influence and 8 people.

Mike's Concrete

This base is located in the middle of the map, which is perfect for those who want to drive vehicles and quickly get to any part of Drucker County. It is supported by a Huge Fuel Storage that will provide you with enough fuel for all your cars.

It is very similar in design to Wheelhouse Truckstop, but that base is located in a far less convenient place, on the ouskirts of the map. So if you enjoy driving a lot, then be sure to choose Mike's Concrete instead.

This base requires only 1,500 influence and 6 people.

Knight's Family Drive-In

This is probably the best designed base on the map. It looks like a castle with a tall fence surrounding it. The front part is protected by a gatewatch, which is great for general area surveillance.

The base covers a rather large territory, and in the back, you will see a Drive-In Theater, where you can repair and store your vehicles.

Claim this base for 1,500 influence and 6 people.

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That is all for the best base locations in State of Decay 2, but be sure to come back soon for more guides here at GameSkinny!

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No Man's Sky to Release on Xbox One Alongside NEXT Update https://www.gameskinny.com/o3p5q/no-mans-sky-to-release-on-xbox-one-alongside-next-update https://www.gameskinny.com/o3p5q/no-mans-sky-to-release-on-xbox-one-alongside-next-update Fri, 18 May 2018 11:29:40 -0400 Zach Hunt

It's been a long road for No Man's Sky, but if Hello Games' founder, Sean Murray, is to be believed, this summer will finally bring the game's original potential to full realization. Announced during a live Inside Xbox event, the release date for the Xbox One version of the game will be July 24 for North America, with the European release set for July 27. The Xbox One version will include all the updates and patches that have been released up to this point, which have arguably made No Man's Sky a more full-fledged game than what was originally delivered.

Coinciding with the Xbox One release will be the game's biggest update yet -- "NEXT" -- and this time, we're promised a full, cross-platform multiplayer experience. Free for current PC and PS4 owners, according to a press release, "NEXT" brings the following features to the game:

  • Explore the infinite universe with your friends, or bump into random travellers
  • As you voyage together, friends will help you stay alive, or prey on others to survive
  • Build bases from tiny shelters to complex colonies that you create as a team and can be seen by the community
  • Be a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and foes
    Race exocraft across weird alien terrains and create tracks to share online

Given the history of No Man's Sky and some of the promises we've heard from Sean Murray in the past, one could be forgiven if this is met with a bit of skepticism. Still, Hello Games has demonstrated a real dedication to continual improvements through updates and patches, and few would argue that No Man's Sky isn't a better game today than what we were originally delivered many moons ago.

Stick with GameSkinny as we learn more about "NEXT" and the continued promises from No Man's Sky.

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War Mode Returns to PUBG This Weekend Only https://www.gameskinny.com/qk3j8/war-mode-returns-to-pubg-this-weekend-only https://www.gameskinny.com/qk3j8/war-mode-returns-to-pubg-this-weekend-only Fri, 18 May 2018 11:06:11 -0400 Jonathan Moore

If you liked PUBG's War Mode the first time it came around, you're in for a treat. It's back -- and it's better than ever. 

Dubbed Desert Knights, the event is currently live on PC. Players have until Sunday, May 20 at 10 p.m. EDT to hop in and try it for themselves. 

While the previous event saw three 10-man teams vying for supremacy on the Erangal map, War Mode now features five 10-man teams duking it out on the Miramar Map. 

Unlike PUBG's other game modes, War Mode allows players to respawn every 40 seconds and features a single, fixed safe zone. The first team to reach 200 points by either killing or knocking out other players wins. Kills get you 3 points, while knocks will net you 1 point.

Matches will last 15 minutes, and if no team reaches 200 points by the end of that time period, the team with the highest score will win chicken dinner.  

Unlike the previous event, players will start matches with high-level gear this time around: a Lvl. 3 vest and helmet, two grenades, and one of the following weapons: 

  • AWM
  • M24
  • Mk14
  • M249
  • Groza
  • AUG

It's also worthy to note that bleedout is increased when knocked and that reviving teammates -- which reportedly only takes around two seconds -- is important to victory. So make sure you're picking your teammates up! 

For more info and news on War Mode, PUBG, and all the guides you need to dominate Fortnite's competitor, stay tuned to GameSkinny. 

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Questland Beginner's Guide: Playing Smart https://www.gameskinny.com/ayatt/questland-beginners-guide-playing-smart https://www.gameskinny.com/ayatt/questland-beginners-guide-playing-smart Fri, 18 May 2018 15:56:36 -0400 Joseph Rowe

As everyone who has played Questland so far knows: this is a fun game! However, it is also a bit painfully straightforward. You kill monsters, you collect loot, you earn exp, etc. Since it's so easy, this Questland beginner's guide will skip all that and focus instead on maximizing your enjoyment of the game by giving you the ability to do well from the start.

Questland Gear Overview

First things first, let's talk what kind of gear there is in Questland and how to get it. There are 10 different gear slots (with the paw print one being unusable currently):

  1. Helmet
  2. Chest Armor
  3. Gauntlets
  4. Boots
  5. Pendant
  6. Ring
  7. Talisman
  8. Main Hand
  9. Shield

Gear comes in five different varieties: common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary.

As with any RPG, you will want to do your best to acquire as much epic and legendary gear as possible while converting your lesser items into either gold, via the shop, or eternium, via the smelt function found in the forge. Both resources are valuable for leveling up your equipment, though some argue that eternium is more valuable than gold as gold is easier to come by.

Remember that the better your gear, the better you'll do on your quests. The better you do on your quests, the more rewards you'll earn. So, investing in good gear is a necessity to perform well in Questland.

Upgrading Gear

You can use gold and eternium to upgrade your gear. Do not upgrade your gear unless you absolutely need to in order to clear a mission or, more importantly, if it's epic or above. You will come across epics and legendaries more quickly than you think, so be sure to avoid wasting your currency on lesser items as it's better to just convert them into currency in Questland.

Obtaining Gear

Getting gear in Questland is easier than you think. You just have to open up chests with keys or gems. You can also get gear from the shop or by completing certain missions with 3-stars (less than 20 turns taken to finish the mission), but you're much more likely to get better gear by opening up Eternal Gear Chests in the shop for 300 gems/Eternal Gear keys.

You will earn a surprising amount of gems, particularly at the start of the game, if you just follow the directions on the Earn Gems subsection of the Quest area and play the game in other ways. This will help you earn epic and legendary gear much earlier than you would if you didn't invest in these chests.

Some players think that it's not worth spending gems on Eternal Gear Chests. They think it's a better use of resources to only use them on event draws, like the one above. I had no regrets about using my gems on the Eternal Gear Chests as it made me powerful enough to breeze through the first few sets of quests, but other players might not feel comfortable with the RNG aspect of chest opening. If you're such a player, stick with the legendary parts that you obtain through event draws.

Obtaining Resources

Questland is one of the few mobile games that, at least at the start, seems to overload you with opportunities for resources. There are so many different ways to obtain resources that it's honestly hard to keep track of. You have the Docks, where you can earn gold, eternium, barrels (a form of currency), and event tickets within mere minutes by watching ads, but you also have the Quest section, which has three different ways to earn resources. Besides that, you have the ability to sell your armor for gold or smelt it for eternium. 

One of the only things that will ever get in the way of you earning more resources is when you run out of energy. This means that you can't complete more quests. In a game called Questland, that's pretty serious! If that is the case, hit up the tavern for a twice-daily free stew that will restore your energy. This will enable you to go on quests again. You can also watch a video to earn free gems while you're at it.

Another place you can watch videos for resources is at the bank. Instead of just getting the normal amount of money, you'll get a bonus 50% added to your total amount. It only takes a few seconds, but it's totally worth it!

Is the Cash Shop Worth it?

I normally would say no to this question if asked about almost any other game, but Questland has two amazing deals for $0.99 each that will hook you up with insane amounts of resources for the early game. The best resources you get from these deals are Eternal Chest Keys and loads of gems. You can use the keys to open up enough eternal chests to hook yourself up with some amazing gear early on. The better your gear early on, the more faces you will smash in your quests. The more quests you complete, the more rewards you unlock in the Quest section.

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That does it for this Questland beginner's guide! If you have any tips that I missed, leave them in the comment section below. If there are any guides for Questland that you'd like to see made, let us know in the comments section as well.

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Grandpa Mobile Game Guide: Tips for Getting Out Alive! https://www.gameskinny.com/mnt2j/grandpa-mobile-game-guide-tips-for-getting-out-alive https://www.gameskinny.com/mnt2j/grandpa-mobile-game-guide-tips-for-getting-out-alive Fri, 18 May 2018 15:36:42 -0400 Stephanie Tang

You wake up. You're in a creepy house that you don't recognize. A geriatric psycho is trying to murder you. You need to solve the puzzles of the locked house and get out. 

Sound familiar? 

If your first guess was DVloper's mobile horror game Granny that came out last month, then... well hey, you wouldn't be wrong. But brand-new to Google Play and Steam (Early Access) comes Pudding's Grandpa -- a game where you must unlock the puzzles in this creepy house and get out before a bloodthirsty Grandpa hears you and murders you to death. 

Here are some tips on how to stay alive long enough to do that!

1. It's okay to die. 

So staying alive may be the point of the plot, but it's not exactly integral to the point of the game. Every time you die, it just saves your progress and allows you to get a little bit further every time. 

(Also, if you're one to scare easily, it'll definitely take the edge off, since your death by bludgeoning is a little underwhelming. Plus, you'll probably see it a lot.)

There also isn't a great deal of information going in as to how to play, so a lot of it really is "learn by doing." Blindly walking into things makes enough noise to catch ol' Grandpa's attention and send him running after you. 

2. Don't be afraid to drop stuff.

Just remember where you left it. Since you can only carry one thing at a time, what you're holding onto may not be what you need to solve the current part of the escape puzzle. Did you find the Green Key right away in the first room? Great! But you haven't found the corresponding lock for that key yet, though, have you? 

There are other keys. Keep exploring. You're going to find some creepy things lying around (e.g. previous victims), and once you (and your character) gets over the fright, take a closer look, rifle through the bodies. You're going to find new stuff, new keys, that can unlock other rooms with new items. 

3. You can't kill Grandpa. 

That would defeat the purpose of the game. You should be able to find syringes hidden around the house that can disable him for a little while and let you run around a little without worrying about how much noise you're making, but he'll definitely wake up again eventually.

(Note: I didn't actually pick up/use syringes during my play.)

There will be items hidden around the house that look perfect for committing some geriatric murder of your own, particularly against that stubby rake of Grandpa's. They won't work. (I tried it for you.)

4. Hide! (But if you don't, that's okay too...)

This game is... uh... a little broken. In its defense, it's still new/in Early Access, so the devs promise a number of changes to the game. A large part of the gameplay is to avoid the murderous old man strolling around the rooms and hallways as much as possible while you go about your business. 

If you walk in on scary stuff, your character will stop and cover their eyes until they are brave enough to see again -- this essentially demobilizes you, sometimes long enough for Grandpa to storm up and rake you to death. Pay attention to the prompts near stuff like wardrobes and tables -- you'll be able to hide in/under them so that Grandpa will serenely pass you by. This would be the normal mechanics for dealing with Grandpa in the same room as you. 

As mentioned, the game is a little bugged, and Grandpa most of all. You can often catch him getting stuck on stairs and walking into walls so that your way is clear and you can go about doing your puzzle-solving in peace. He might not even notice you even if you're just across the table from him. Sometimes it's the other way around, and he'll teleport through doors, across rooms, etc. Sometimes he'll still find you even when you're hiding. 

There's nothing you can do to fix this, so it's probably a good thing the death/save mechanic is so forgiving. 

5. Other Stuff

Turn up the sound! It's important that you can hear every little creak and clink. If you're playing this on mobile, keep some headphones handy since the sound can get blown out a lot easier than on PC. The loud alert sounds might make you jump this way (the game relies a lot on the startle factor for its scares since the regular environment is pretty well lit), but since it's not always evident where Grandpa is, it'll help you locate him a lot easier. 

Turn down the sensitivity. You can access this on the menu. It's a single, simple slider, and it will make a lot of difference in navigating around the house. 

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That's all for now! Just remember to keep looking for new stuff as you gain access to different rooms and to keep an eye out for lock and key colors. You'll make it out of there! Grandpa is a pretty short game, so even if you just poke around here and there, you'll probably finish within 30 minutes to an hour. 

Good luck!

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Homes in on Battle Royale, Raises the Zed (Again) https://www.gameskinny.com/7s593/call-of-duty-black-ops-4-homes-in-on-battle-royale-raises-the-zed-again https://www.gameskinny.com/7s593/call-of-duty-black-ops-4-homes-in-on-battle-royale-raises-the-zed-again Thu, 17 May 2018 16:52:47 -0400 Zach Hunt

Today, Treyarch gave the public its first look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 during a live stream reveal event. Set to release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 12, it was officially confirmed that the upcoming entry in the perennial military shooter will not feature a single-player mode, focusing instead on frantic multiplayer action -- including a new battle royale mode and a fully fleshed-out Zombies mode. 

In a surprise to no one, Black Ops 4 will mark the franchise's foray into the battle royale scene via a brand-new mode called "Blackout." Taking place on what's being promised as the biggest multiplayer map in series history (a sort of amalgam of previous Black Ops multiplayer maps), players will battle in the same last-man-standing style that has made games like Fortnite so insanely popular.

Treyarch promises vehicular combat (air, sea, and land) along with the inclusion of characters, weapons, and even zombies from previous Black Ops games.

Check the trailer below to learn even more about the mode:

Speaking of zombies, longtime fans of the Treyarch CoD games were treated to the news that Black Ops 4 will include three Zombies "experiences," available on Day One. Modes will have difficulty levels, tutorials, and online challenges. There will also be at least100 customization options by which players "change the fundamental rules and systems of the gameplay experience, [including] tools and social systems."

In the video showcasing the first of these episodes called "Nine", a group of gladiator-like combatants fend off a swarm of nasties in a Roman-style arena.

The second of the Zombies experiences, called "Voyage of Despair," is set aboard a luxury ocean liner (think The Walking Dead meets Titanic). Not much was revealed about the third of these Zombie "experiences," but Treyarch went to great pains to assure the audience that Zombies will be a major focus of Black Ops 4.

It's also worthy to note that the PC version of the game will use Battle.net, Blizzard's digital distribution platform. Black Ops 4 will follow in the footsteps of Destiny 2 in that regard. 

As always, stick with GameSkinny as we inch closer to the October 12 release date of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for all the news, tips, and guides any zombie-killing battler royale could hope for!

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Dragon Ball Legends Error Code CR900501 Fix (Android) https://www.gameskinny.com/zhcjd/dragon-ball-legends-error-code-cr900501-fix-android https://www.gameskinny.com/zhcjd/dragon-ball-legends-error-code-cr900501-fix-android Thu, 17 May 2018 13:56:20 -0400 Ashley Gill

Dragon Ball Legends has finally hit global. And with it come server and update errors because Dragon Ball is as popular as ever. Super's on hiatus, and if you're a fan you're probably tired of playing Dokkan Battle. You've got to get your fix somehow.

Amidst the server issues the game is having thanks to (what seems to be) a very successful launch is the error CR900501, which is hitting users who have downloaded the game directly from Google Play and those who used a VPN to download before it became available in their region.

It appears CR900501 is tied to whether the user's game is the same version as the server. This normally isn't an issue since games tend to update when opened or prompt you to go to Google Play to update, but in this case, it is. And it is manageable for most.

If you downloaded from Google Play

If Dragon Ball Legends is available in your region (meaning you did not have to download the APK elsewhere), your best bet to deal with this error is to:

  • Open the Play Store
  • Search for Dragon Ball Legends
  • Update the game if it says an update is available

This only works if you downloaded the APK via Google Play/Play Store. If you downloaded the game APK via another venue, things get trickier and a lot less certain.

If you used a VPN to access the Play Store and download the game that way, you should be able to follow the above steps if you use the same VPN you did to download the game initially.

If you downloaded the APK on its own

This is where things get tricky, because there are a lot of potential reasons you could be getting error CR900501 -- all of them tied to the version you have installed, and none of them easy to pinpoint. Chances are you just need to hop onto a VPN and update.

At least one of the APKs floating around in regions where the game is not out yet uses a different directory from the official download.

In these instances, when you go to Google Play to update as outlined in the above section, you'll be given an entirely separate download of the same game but slightly updated.

I'm not sure what the solution to this issue is other than to figure out the directories, find your save file, and move it over to the new (official) directory. But it's probably just easier to download the game again and use your same linked account or start all over.

What it all boils down to is that CR900501 means Dragon Ball Legends needs to be updated and it can't update itself. How hard that is to fix depends on how you downloaded it in the first place.

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Best Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Mods (So Far) https://www.gameskinny.com/haxx8/best-pillars-of-eternity-2-deadfire-mods-so-far https://www.gameskinny.com/haxx8/best-pillars-of-eternity-2-deadfire-mods-so-far Thu, 17 May 2018 12:11:49 -0400 Ty Arthur

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What did you think of our essential, must-download Pillars of Eternity 2 mods, and did we miss any that you've been trying out? Let us know your best picks in the comments!

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Whether you play modded or vanilla, check out our other Pillars of Eternity 2 guides below as you get started exploring the Deadfire Archipelago and chasing down your disembodied soul:

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500 Portraits Mod

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With Infinity Engine style cRPGs, there's always a desire for more character and NPC portraits to pick to distinguish your party from other playthroughs. As should be obvious from the name, this one gives you 500 extra images to use for the Watcher, the various companions, and even the animals found in the game.

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Make absolutely certain to back up the main portrait folder before installing, however, as this mod completely overwrites all existing portrait files! It's a good bet more mods of this nature will arrive in the near future, so if you see any awesome new ones, be sure to let us know.

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No Friendly Fire Mod

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When you leave the party AI turned on during combat, spellcasting characters seem to have an unhealthy obsession with lobbing fireballs or throwing out blasts of frost directly at your melee combatants on the front line.

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For those who don't pause every single round and issue commands singly to each and every character, a mod like this can really save your party from a ton of friendly fire damage.

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Feel free to have your wizard lob those delayed blast fireballs or cleric summon storms of holy fire anywhere you please!

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Classic Disposition Mod

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Much like with the Pet Unlocker, the Classic Disposition mod is something you probably want to install after your first full playthrough so you can experience the game as intended.

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That being said, sometimes even minor actions in this game can give you large boosts to any given disposition. If you want to slow down the rate at which dispositions and party reputations are gained, this mod lets you play basically however you want without suddenly having everyone hate you for your cruelty or love you for your benevolence.

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That can be particularly helpful for Paladin characters, who get bonuses with Deep Faith so long as they are playing according to their order's disposition preferences.

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Pet Unlocker Mod

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Exploration is a huge part of this game, and unlocking things early robs you of half the experience. Finding all the pets and deciding which one best complements your build is a major part of the fun, but on second or third playthroughs, you may just want all the pets available right from the beginning.

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As the name implies, this mod immediately summons all 66 possible pets into your party stash -- including crowdfunding backer and preorder-only pets! Your ship's menagerie will be filled to overflowing with all these options.

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Close to Board Deals No Damage Mod

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When dealing with larger, more heavily armed and armored ships, your best option is usually to close the distance and board for a direct confrontation with the enemy crew. It's better to risk a few wounds while using your party's combat abilities than to lose your ship altogether if you can't get the upper hand in ship-to-ship combat.

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The problem is that the Defiant (or whatever boat you bought after the beginning of the game) takes automatic heavy cannon damage while you board, and crew injuries are virtually guaranteed. That makes the close-to- board maneuver a gamble that is often expensive and will have your crew out of commission at low morale while they heal.

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If you really don't care for the ship-to-ship combat events at all, this mod negates all incoming damage during the close-to-board maneuver, so you can just jump straight into standard combat.

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Gameplay Tweaks Mod

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If you want completely unrestricted options and to bypass some of the odd combat design choices in the Pillars series, this is the definitive mod to download immediately.

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There are a ton of changes here, but most notably, you get to access 8th- and 9th-tier abilities for your multiclass characters when you reach higher levels (which is unbalancing, but very satisfying), all the Berath's Blessings abilities only cost 1 point, and -- best of all -- combat abilities and potions can now be used outside of combat.

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If there was one mechanic preventing Pillars of Eternity from fully evoking the feel of the classic Infinity Engine games, it was the inability to cast spells and ready yourself with potions before the fighting starts. That issue is entirely negated with this mod, which makes it a must-download. Now you can have your summoned creatures and Iron Skill spells already fired off so you are more prepared for any given battle.

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The high seas adventure in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire may be a 10/10 experience, but that doesn't mean there can't be some modifications made to enhance your playthrough or tweak the gameplay to better suit your individual style.

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Based on Obsidian's other games, it seems very unlikely there will be any Pillars of Eternity 2 Steam Workshop support down the line. That means you've got to do things the old-fashioned way and download some some Pillars 2 Nexus mods instead.

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We've got you covered with all the best mods (currently available) to make your trek across the Deadfire Archipelago an even more fun ride, whether you choose to raid ships with the Principi pirates, pacify the locals with the Royal Deadfire Company, or just want to chase after the giant stone god and get your soul back.

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