Indie Genre RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Indie on GameSkinny https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Hearthstone Guide: How to Beat Lord Marrowgar https://www.gameskinny.com/q86vf/hearthstone-guide-how-to-beat-lord-marrowgar https://www.gameskinny.com/q86vf/hearthstone-guide-how-to-beat-lord-marrowgar https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/l/o/r/lord-marrowgar-5b2a8.jpg q86vf/hearthstone-guide-how-to-beat-lord-marrowgar Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:57:37 -0400 Kellan Pine

With the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion to Hearthstone, Blizzard has introduced more challenging single player content than ever before. The new missions are based on the World of Warcraft raid Icecrown Citadel, with the Lower Citadel containing the first set of bosses players can face. Lord Marrowgar sets a high bar for player skill, which is why we decided to give you all the information you will need to beat him.

Lord Marrowgar, like all Hearthstone bosses, has a unique hero power as well as a selection of unique cards. This creates a specific set of mechanics for players to deal with during the match. Of all the abilities available to Lord Marrowgar, two stick out as being particularly shocking when players first encounter them -- Skeletal Reconstruction and Bone Spike.

Skeletal Reconstruction Bone Spike

Skeletal Reconstruction is Lord Marrowgar's unique hero power and primary defensive mechanic. The ability allows him to restore his health to a full 30 points for free every turn. As a result, players need to be able to deal 30 damage in a single turn to win. There are multiple ways to do this, with one of the easiest being Lord Marrowgar's own Bone Spike card.

Players with access to Priest cards like Mind Control can take a Bone Spike as their own, effectively cutting Lord Marrowgar's health in half. This makes the match more manageable. Of course, Bone Spike can also be dealt with through standard removal like Shadow Word: Pain. Minion damage is also an option for removing Bone Spike, as it has 0 attack and will not destroy your minions.

Mind Control  Shadow Word: Pain

Lord Marrowgar has two other unique offensive cards, as well -- Bone Storm and Bry'roll, the Bone Arbiter. Bone Storm is a relatively minor threat as it only deals 1 damage to all enemies. However, it allows Lord Marrowgar to draw an additional card. This means his more dangerous cards are never far away.

Bryn'troll is a strong weapon card that Lord Marrowgar can equip. It allows him to deal 3 damage twice per turn for 3 turns. When the boss uses both Bone Storm and Bryn'troll on the same turn, he can clear out key minions from your side of the board. Weapon removal is highly recommended because of this possibility.

Bone Storm  Bryn'troll

The final two boss-only cards found in this match are minions that benefit the player. Deathcharger and Skeletal Knight reward the player for defeating them by either dealing damage to Lord Marrowgar or giving the player a random card from Knights of the Frozen Throne. While Deathcharger can help get you to the 30 damage total in a single turn, it is likely to die before you want it to.

Skeletal Knight might give you a great card, or it might give you a card that you can't take advantage of. Planning around either of these minions is not advisable, but neither should be considered a significant threat.

Deathcharger  Skeletal Knight

So how do you beat Lord Marrowgar with the knowledge of these cards? You have to deal 30 damage in a single turn, while also having a way to deal with Bone Spikes before they can damage you. The best classes for this are the Priest, Mage, and Druid.

Lord Marrowgar vs. Priest

As mentioned earlier in the guide, cards like Shadow Word: Pain and Mind Control will be vital for this class. Turning a single Bone Spike effectively cuts Lord Marrowgar's health from 30 to 15 if you can keep it alive. The ability to heal minions after Bone Storm or attacks also serves to make things easier.

Lord Marrowgar vs. Mage

If you do not have access to a good selection of Priest cards, Mage is another good choice for this fight. The objective here is to get enough cards in hand to deal 30 damage with spells and minions. Spells like Fireball and Frostbolt are key. The player can cast two Fireball spells and one Frostbolt to deal 15 spell damage in a single turn. The remaining damage will have to come from minions that are able to attack that turn.

Cards like Shatter or Polymorph can be used to deal with Bone Spikes by destroying a frozen Bone Spike or turning one into a sheep that is easily removed in more conventional ways. 

Lord Marrowgar vs. Druid

A deck from the Druid class will probably use a different technique for handling Lord Marrowgar. Rather than use his own minions against him, or whittle him down with spells, a Druid will use strategies like the popular Jade Druid deck. Essentially, the Druid is good at summoning a large number of powerful minions. This allows them to beat the boss through minion damage.

While these three classes have the easiest chance of beating Lord Marrowgar, any class can do it as long as you follow this list when building your deck:

  • Bring removal to deal with Bone Spikes before they can trigger -- Shadow Word: Pain, Mind Control, Corruption, even Stubborn Gastropod if you need to.
  • Bring a way to deal with weapon damage. Something like Acidic Swamp Ooze will remove Lord Marrowgar's dangerous weapon before he can use it.
  • Have a way to summon minions quickly, time is not on your side against Lord Marrowgar.

Good luck in Icecrown Citadel, and feel free to post in the comments if you have additional tips!

And make sure to check out our other Knights of the Frozen Throne guides for more tips and strategies. 

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West Of Loathing: One of the Year's Best Games is Made of Stick Figures https://www.gameskinny.com/tczly/west-of-loathing-one-of-the-years-best-games-is-made-of-stick-figures https://www.gameskinny.com/tczly/west-of-loathing-one-of-the-years-best-games-is-made-of-stick-figures https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/m/a/x/maxresdefault-ab6cd.jpg tczly/west-of-loathing-one-of-the-years-best-games-is-made-of-stick-figures Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:51:42 -0400 Ty Arthur

Until just very recently, I had never even heard of Kindgom Of Loathing or developer Asymmetric, which now seems like a sad oversight on my part. Out of nowhere we've now got a full-length, Western themed follow-up to that browser game, and it just may be the sleeper hit of the summer.

Sure, the gaming world is in the doldrums without any AAA big name releases until autumn arrives, but as West Of Loathing very clearly shows -- we don't even need 'em!

Saddle Up, Pardner

On the graphical front, West Of Loathing might have seriously been drawn in Microsoft Paint. The gameplay is just as simplistic as the art, with each map segment behaving like an adventure game -- peppered through with occasional combat that offers up a bare bones, turn-based RPG style.

Elements from classic cRPGs of bygone eras like Fallout are present, where you've got perks and skills to develop that can be used in dialog or various world map situations. Some are gained just by leveling, while others appear by completing tasks (like foolishly walking into cacti over and over).

The combination of six-shooters with magic along with the dusty Western setting will obviously bring to mind Wasteland 2 or Hard West, but there are none of the gameplay or graphics pitfalls from those titles, because West Of Loathing doesn't bother with anything even remotely complex or complicated.

 She may only have her grandpa's brass knuckles and a bit of moxie, but she's ready to take on the whole weird west!

How Is This So Much Fun?

Not long after deciding whether to be a Cow Puncher, Beanslinger, or Snake Oiler, our gritty protagonist has left her farm life behind to discover adventure out in the west. As in any RPG, there's adventure aplenty to be found in some dusty little hamlet.

As it turns out, the local Sherf (yes, the Sherf) can't lock anyone up anymore because the last criminal to break out took the cell door with him. The Sherf is too busy practicing his chair tippin' and nappin' to go find it himself.

During the adventure I pick up the Walking Stupid perk, and now I find myself staring at my Cow Puncher as she glides, crawls, digs, flaps, flies, levitates, and cartwheels across the game world. It's a stick figure, but somehow it's more interesting than an open 3D world.

While out searching for the cell door I find myself trying to convince a skittish horse (who has seem some serious shit, man) that it should put the locoweed down and accept reality in all its harshness. When finally discovering the varmints who stole the cell door, I remember seeing a wanted poster about a bandit who steals faces, which seemed like a pointless joke. Turns out I can convince the gang that I'm that very face-stealer, letting me get the door without even pulling out my pistol.

Somewhere in all this silliness it suddenly dawns on me... I'm actually having more fun playing this ludicrous RPG parody drawn with stick people than I did with the bigger budget Wasteland 2.

 There's never been a barrel labeled TNT that shouldn't be blown up!

Silly Mode: Activate!

Remember playing classic RPGs like Torment or Icewind Dale II and realizing all those seemingly-useless items did in fact have a purpose, or that places you'd been to before actually had a lot more to discover once you acquired some new item or nugget of information? That's basically the entire game with West Of Loathing, just with joke after joke after joke coming at you hard and fast.

There's a fabulous meta-ness to the jokes that somehow straddles the line between silly nonsense and legitimately being funny on multiple levels. For instance, you can wear many hats throughout the game, including a secret hard hat that... makes the game more difficult.

It's a black and white game... with a color blind mode. Locks are picked with needles, which are found by opening haystacks. "When The Cows Come Home" goes from a quaint Western colloquialism to a phrase filled with dread, as it now means flaming demon cows tore open a portal from hell.

The pun-tastic tone here is something along the lines of Discworld or the Xanth series if they were set in the old west.

 Coincidentally, his name was Cactus Man before he mutated into a Cactus Man

The Bottom Line

Considering the vastly different tones, size of the development crews, and amount of money that went into them, it would be silly to try to compare West Of The Loathing to any of the AAA games that came out this year, from Resident Evil 7 to Prey to Horizon Zero Dawn.

But here's the thing -- for RPG fans who like a little parody every now and again, this tiny little indie title might be just as fun as any of those gamesWest Of Loathing is a testament to what you can do when you have a fun concept, solid gameplay, and enough polish on the style front.

It doesn't matter that these are literal stick figures, or that the game is entirely black and white, or that each area is tiny. It's silly, it's accessible, it's enjoyable, and I could play it all day long without getting bored.

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Exclusive Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Bundle Coming to Walmart in September https://www.gameskinny.com/qztnz/exclusive-nintendo-switch-splatoon-2-bundle-coming-to-walmart-in-september https://www.gameskinny.com/qztnz/exclusive-nintendo-switch-splatoon-2-bundle-coming-to-walmart-in-september https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/s/w/i/switch-splatoon-332c4.jpg qztnz/exclusive-nintendo-switch-splatoon-2-bundle-coming-to-walmart-in-september Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:41:35 -0400 Selandrile

When it comes to color, black and grey are often all someone needs. After all, they make for quite a sleek and modern aesthetic -- especially on electronic devices. For others, however, a splash of color delights the eyes and enhances the visual experience. This latter group is in for a treat, as Nintendo is finally bringing its neon green and pink Switch Splatoon 2 bundle to North America beginning September 8.

Priced at $380, this snazzy catch will include the Switch, a carrying case, one download code for Splatoon 2, cables and accessories, and of course those flashy controllers. Already released in Japan and Europe, Canadian and American consumers will soon be able to purchase this without having to import it. The bundle can't be found just anywhere, though: Nintendo is releasing these exclusively through Walmart.


Credit: Nintendo

Splatoon 2, this year's sequel to the enormously popular 2015 original, is included in the bundle. With a current Metascore of 83, it's safe to say that both kids and squids will find fun to be had.

With the Switch's enormous demand and relative lack of supply, it's a safe bet that these won't stay on shelves very long. Walmart currently has a listing that allows you to pre-order the bundle. So if you want to pick it up for yourself, you should probably do it sooner rather than later. 

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Forma.8 Launching on Nintendo Switch Next Week https://www.gameskinny.com/nbgix/forma8-launching-on-nintendo-switch-next-week https://www.gameskinny.com/nbgix/forma8-launching-on-nintendo-switch-next-week https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinny/82104493f645886f48066eae0ce323d6.jpg nbgix/forma8-launching-on-nintendo-switch-next-week Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:20:22 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Indie developer MixedBag recently announced that the Nintendo Switch version of its game, forma.8, will launch through the eShop on August 24.  

forma.8 is a Metroidvania style adventure. According to the game's Steam page, it features a "huge, open world full of secrets," and sees you take control of the titular space probe called forma.8 as you try to survive on a hostile alien world. You set out on a quest to discover an ancient energy source, and reunite with your fellow companions.

True to form, it also includes a wealth of powerups and secrets. However, the game has received the most praise for its artistic style -- which uses bold colors and contrasts to bring the game world to life.

 

forma.8 originally released on the Wii U back in 2015 and was brought to Steam in February of this year. Switch owners may be interested to know that the Switch version will cost five dollars less than the previous iterations -- $9.99 as opposed to $14.99. According to the press release, this version will run at 60fps and 1080p when the system is docked, and it also fully supports the Pro Controller.

Let us know in the comments if you plan on picking this one up or, if you've already played it!

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Main Characters Revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/2gyn0/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-main-characters-revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/2gyn0/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-main-characters-revealed https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/u/l/t/ultra-sun-moon-66059.png 2gyn0/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-main-characters-revealed Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:56:10 -0400 adelgirl

In a Tweet posted to the official Pokemon account on August 18th, the new looks for the main characters in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were revealed.

While there do not appear to be any new hair colors or skin tones to choose from at the start of the game, we can tell from the image that there will be new hairstyles and clothing in the game. The photo shows hair styles and clothing that were not available in Pokemon Sun and Moon. 

It is possible that these are the only new hair and clothing options available in the game, but we cannot know this for sure until more is revealed about the game.

At this time, not much has been revealed about the game, other than a new form for Lycanroc that will only be available via download. But there's sure to be more information coming ahead of the game's release, so keep checking back with GameSkinny for any updates!

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Hearthstone Icecrown Citadel Guide: The Upper Reaches https://www.gameskinny.com/kh0o6/hearthstone-icecrown-citadel-guide-the-upper-reaches https://www.gameskinny.com/kh0o6/hearthstone-icecrown-citadel-guide-the-upper-reaches https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/u/n/t/untitled-2c9ee.jpg kh0o6/hearthstone-icecrown-citadel-guide-the-upper-reaches Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:03:27 -0400 Sergey_3847

The second level of the Icecrown Citadel adventure is now live worldwide in Hearthstone. If you managed to beat the first four bosses of the Lower Citadel, then the Upper Reaches will unlock for you to play through.

The upper level includes three bosses: Blood Queen Lana'thel, Professor Putricide, and Sindragosa. This guide will provide you with three cheap decks that will surely help you beat all the bosses and get your free Frozen Throne pack as a reward.

How to Beat Blood Queen Lana'thel in Hearthstone's Icecrown Citadel

Lana'thel is your first boss, and the first thing she does is change your hero power to Vampiric Bite that costs 0 mana and gives any minion +2/+2. The trick is that you must use this power every turn, even if you have no minions of your own on the board.

This means that you should always have at least one of your minions on board every turn, or you will have to buff one of Lana'thel's minions. Also, it must always be a fresh one, since the Vampiric Bite works only once on each minion.

In order to beat Blood Queen Lana'thel you need to make a deck that consists of many cheap minions that have Charge and can go face immediately. The best class for this job is Hunter.

Here is the Hunter decklist you can use to beat Lana'thel:

  • 2x Alleycat
  • 2x Animal Companion
  • 2x Bluegill Warrior
  • 2x Crackling Razormaw
  • 2x Dire Wolf Alpha
  • 2x Eaglehorn Bow
  • 2x Kill Command
  • 2x Kindly Grandmother
  • 2x Raptor Hatchling
  • 2x Scavenging Hyena
  • 2x Stonetusk Boar
  • 2x Stubborn Gastropod
  • 2x Tundra Rhino
  • 2x Vicious Fledgling
  • 2x Wolfrider

How to Beat Professor Putricide in Hearthstone's Icecrown Citadel

The battle against the second boss consists of three phases. Each phase will mark the change of Professor's hero power to something even more sinister. He begins with 30 points of life and 15 armor. Every time you break his armor, he will regenerate it and enter the next phase.

In the first phase his hero power will make all secrets cost 0 mana -- including yours. This is a great opportunity for you to play one of the three classes that utilizes secrets: Hunter, Mage, or Paladin.

As soon as you break his armor, he will activate his second hero power that makes all weapons cost 1 mana. In the third and final phase all cards will cost 5 mana, which will limit you to two plays each turn.

All this means that you need to have tools that destroy secrets and weapons. Among the three mentioned heroes, the best one turned out to be Mage.

Here is the Mage decklist you can use to beat Professor Putricide:

  • 2x Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • 2x Arcane Missiles
  • 2x Arcanologist
  • 2x Counterspell
  • 2x Eater of Secrets
  • 2x Fireball
  • 2x Firelands Portal
  • 1x Flamestrike
  • 2x Frostbolt
  • 2x Gluttonous Ooze
  • 2x Ice Barrier
  • 2x Mana Wyrm
  • 2x Medivh's Valet
  • 2x Polymorph
  • 1x Pyroblast
  • 2x Secretkeeper

How to Beat Sindragosa in Hearthstone's Icecrown Citadel

Sindragosa is a powerful dragon that will prevent you from playing your minions by blocking your board with four immovable blocks of ice. Thus you will be able to play three minions max.

Additionally, her hero power will turn all of your minions into blocks of ice when her life total goes down to 20. If you're not careful, your board will be fully blocked, and you will have no chance of playing any more of your minions.

All this indicates that you need to have an OTK combo on your hands, and at the same time be able to remove all of her threats. The plan is to play your minions and buff them up with Divine Spirit + Inner Fire combo as a Priest until you have a total minion power of 30 damage or more on board. Then, you can kill her with one shot.

Here is the Priest decklist you can use to beat Sindragosa:

  • 2x Ancient Watcher
  • 2x Binding Heal
  • 2x Divine Spirit
  • 2x Forbidden Shaping
  • 2x Humongous Razorleaf
  • 2x Inner Fire
  • 2x Kabal Talonpriest
  • 2x Lightspawn
  • 2x Lightwell
  • 2x Power Word: Shield
  • 2x Purify
  • 2x Radiant Elemental
  • 2x Shadow Word: Death
  • 2x Shadow Word: Pain
  • 2x Silence

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That is it for Upper Reaches bosses in the Icecrown Citadel adventure, and in the meantime check out other Hearthstone guides at GameSkinny:

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What's What in the New Cities Skylines Concerts DLC https://www.gameskinny.com/eke8t/whats-what-in-the-new-cities-skylines-concerts-dlc https://www.gameskinny.com/eke8t/whats-what-in-the-new-cities-skylines-concerts-dlc https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/r/s/z/rsz-cities-skylines-concerts-bc934.png eke8t/whats-what-in-the-new-cities-skylines-concerts-dlc Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:47:40 -0400 ESpalding

It seems like only yesterday that we were discussing the Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit DLC. But now Paradox Interactive is giving us yet another DLC for their smash-hit city building sim. The new Concerts DLC gives players the opportunity to host and manage their own outdoor concerts. With a new festival ground, festival management, and an in-game radio station, there is a lot of new content to keep you entertained.

We've drawn up this guide to show you whats what in the new DLC and how it all fits together with existing content.

How to Unlock the Festival Ground in Cities: Skylines - Concerts

It's actually relatively easy to unlock the Festival Ground -- you just need to do a bit of groundwork beforehand. The festival ground will become useable once you have reached a population of 1,000 people. So spend time at the beginning of your game building residential areas and work on drawing people into the city to live.

As with all unique buildings, the festival ground needs to be built next to a road and preferably away from too much residential construction, as residents may be affected by noise pollution.

You will find the festival ground build option in the first tab of the unique building menu.

How to Hold a Festival in Cities: Skylines - Concerts

Luckily, the festivals/concerts run automatically. There are three bands on the concert list, and all the game does is cycle through them. Even though it would be nice to constantly hold heavy metal concerts, for example, you have to think about the rest of the citizens of your city!

If you click on your festival ground, it will bring up a new menu. In this menu, you will be able to see the dates of future concerts, past concerts, how well they were received by your citizens, ticket prices, different kinds of budgeting sliders, and upgrade options for your festival ground.

Getting Your Concert to be a Success in Cities: Skylines - Concerts

There are a lot of different factors that you need to get take into consideration for your concerts to be a success. First of all, you need to make sure that your citizens can get to the venue. To do this, you need to make sure you have sufficient public transport in place. You could have a bus route that stops outside, a train station nearby, the venue could even be served by a metro line.

You need to make sure you keep an eye on an artists popularity. All the artists start at 50 popularity but, depending on the success of a concert, this can increase or decrease. Obviously, if an artist's popularity increases, you don't have to worry about people attending. But if it goes down, you need to figure out a way of getting people in. One way of doing this is to lower the ticket prices. Lower ticket prices will draw more to a concert and hopefully work on increasing how popular the artist is.

How to Upgrade Your Festival Area in Cities: Skylines - Concerts

While there aren't is any other new buildings in the DLC apart from the festival area, you can still change its appearance, how many buildings are in the area, and its maximum capacity by upgrading the plot. These aren't unlocked by getting to a certain level, but they do have certain criteria you need to fulfill.

2-Star Upgrade

The criteria you need to fulfill to upgrade your festival to a 2-star venue are:

  • Held 6 concerts at the venue
  • At least one band with a popularity of 70
  • $90,000 to cover upgrade costs
3-Star Upgrade

The criteria you need to fulfill to upgrade your festival area to its maximum are:

  • Held 18 concerts at the venue
  • At least one band with a popularity of 85
  • Had at least one sold out concert
  • $120,000 to cover upgrade costs

The Cities: Skylines -  Concerts DLC is available now through Steam and requires no other expansion aside from the original game.

If you like this guide then you need to check out the rest of our Cities: Skylines guides for more tips and tricks that will make your city the best it can be!

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11 Worlds for The Sims 3 Are Still Available to Download https://www.gameskinny.com/ldxyu/11-worlds-for-the-sims-3-are-still-available-to-download https://www.gameskinny.com/ldxyu/11-worlds-for-the-sims-3-are-still-available-to-download https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/s/i/m/sims-dragon-valley-pic-a92d6.jpg ldxyu/11-worlds-for-the-sims-3-are-still-available-to-download Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:44:40 -0400 Skykat30

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All these new worlds offer new stories and new in-game characters that make them worth playing. Riverview is the only world that you can download without paying. For all other worlds, you will have to buy SimPoints, or Sims 3 store currency, to download them. The cost ranges from a $19.99 bundle, up to 2,426 SimPoints per world.

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There are also Gold Editions available for some of the worlds, which include premium content. Gold Editions cost more SimPoints. You will also need to log in the website to download anything.

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If you are looking for new content for your Sims 3 game, I suggest getting a new world. 

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Roaring Heights

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Download Roaring Heights here.

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Midnight Hollow

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Download Midnight Hollow here.

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Dragon Valley

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Dragon Valley is a town full of fantasy that adds dragonlings to the mix. Included in the Gold Edition are red dragons, green dragons, and purple dragons. There are some great new sims and stories to be played in this town, too, as its denizens must decide between tradition and progress.

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Download Dragon Valley here.

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Aurora Skies

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Aurora Skies is a town with a lot of scenery and nature. It also has a multi-colored night sky to enjoy. The Gold Edition includes a Toddler Walker, Playpen, and Hot Air Balloon. Great for families!

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Download Aurora Skies here.

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Monte Vista

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Monte Vista is a quiet little town that's full of charm. Centered on cooking and art, it is a great place to call home. Included in the bundle is the Monte Vista world, a Wood Fire Oven Premium Item, and 100 SimPoints. This town has great museums, too!

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Download Monte Vista here.

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Sunlit Tides

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Sunlit Tides is a great town for vacations. With waterfront homes, new objects, sims, and stories, this is a great town to have. The Gold Edition includes a Sauna, and Zen Massage Table. This is the place to relax!

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Download Sunlit Tides here.

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Lucky Palms

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Lucky Palms is a town ready for rest and relaxation. New content, stories, and sims are included as well. The Gold Edition of this world includes a Wishing Well, Black Jack table, and Slot Machine. Great for casinos!

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Download Lucky Palms here.

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Lunar Lakes

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Lunar Lakes is a town that's out of this world. This colony was created on another planet, and it is thriving. There are new objects, clothing, and locations for you to explore. Explore the Crystal Mine and discover rare rocks and gems. There are bio-dome parks to invoke the feel of other towns. This world truly is unique!

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Download Lunar Lakes here.

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Hidden Springs

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Hidden Springs is a mysterious place that is said to hold magic. There are exclusive new items, sims, stories, and the fountain of youth. The town holds lots of secrets that you will have to discover.

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Download Hidden Springs here.

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Barnacle Bay

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Barnacle Bay is an adventure island in the sea. It comes with the Buccaneer’s Bounty Set and two new staircases. It also adds 20 new items and clothing, a pirate ship, watering hole, and gallery. This town is made for the pirate adventure!

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Download Barnacle Bay here.

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Riverview

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Riverview was the first world released after The Sims 3 came out. And it's currently available for free on the Sims 3 store. It offers a sleepy little town that is more relaxed than city life, with farming and gardening at its heart.

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Download Riverview here.

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The Sims 3 is an older game, but it's still very fun to play. It comes with a lot of content, and expansion packs to install if you wish. But let’s not forget that there is still a lot of stuff on the Sims 3 store that is still available to purchase and play. There is premium content, houses, and worlds to download.

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Currently, there are 11 new worlds that you can still download through this website. Let's take a look at what they are and what they have to offer your Sims experience.

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Best Cheap PC Gaming Mice for Any Budget in 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/njb0s/best-cheap-pc-gaming-mice-for-any-budget-in-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/njb0s/best-cheap-pc-gaming-mice-for-any-budget-in-2017 https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/c/o/v/cov1-0c85f.jpg njb0s/best-cheap-pc-gaming-mice-for-any-budget-in-2017 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:34:38 -0400 Ty Arthur

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From less than 10 bucks all the way into the low $60 range, those are all the best mice currently available for the gamer on a budget. Still looking for more high tech gear to improve your gaming experience? Be sure to check out our other list of awesome hardware:

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What did you think of our picks, and what less expensive mice should we add to this list? Let us know in the comments section! 

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Razer Death Adder Elite

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Current Price: $61.99
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Get It Here

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Here we are with the cream of the crop while still being in anything resembling a decent price range. League Of Legends world champs swear by this thing, and there's a reason for that.

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It has less of that high tech appearance and fewer visible bells and whistles -- but in terms of ergonomics, there really isn't a more comfortable gaming mouse out there.

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The Death Adder wouldn't be the best if it lacked in features though, and it has those in spades: 16,000 DPI, a 50 million click lifespan, and absurd customization on the LED options.

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Razer Naga Hex

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Current Price: $60.59
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Get It Here

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We're now officially in "high end" territory and on the cusp of leaving behind the quaint village of budget-friendlysburg. At 16,000 DPI you don't really get better responsiveness than this.

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For MMOs, MOBAs, or survival sims where you might want to assign a bunch of different keys to a specific mouse click, you can't get much better than what the Naga Hex offers.

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There's seven conveniently placed buttons right next to your thumb for rapid firing out those abilities as soon as their cool downs end, along with two more on the top. The only potential downside is the rounded, curvy design, which is quite a bit different from Razer's flagship Death Adder.

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Logitech Proteus G502

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Current Price: $58.99
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Get It Here

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The Proteus almost looks like a mask Corvo should be wearing while silently tracking prey through the streets of Dunwall... and here's the thing -- its just as customizable as your experience playing through Dishonored.

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There's 11 buttons that can all be assigned, and you can even shift the weights in the bottom of the mouse to get your perfect center of gravity for optimal gaming.

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The included software also lets you sync the LEDs to any other Logitech devices you have (like keyboard, speakers, etc.) for a truly streamlined lighting experience.

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Corsair Gaming M65 Pro RGB FPS

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Current Price: $47.50
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There are several different versions of the Corsair M65 floating around the various electronics sites, all with slightly different specs. In terms of price point meeting features, this is the one you want. It comes packed with backlit LEDs and 12,000 DPI.

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Everything about this mouse screams "buy me for FPS glory!" -- from its weight distribution to the sniper mode button directly next to your thumb, which is really the big draw. This mode lowers the DPI while zoomed in with a gun for better tracking, then ups the DPI again when you zoom out so you can go back to twitchy movements.

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It's also a bit bigger than the Razer mice, so if you want high end but don't want something tiny, this is your mouse.

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Redragon M801

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Current Price: $26.99
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Get It Here

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Nine buttons, five different memory profiles for assigning different keys, braided cord, excellent textured feel: this one's pretty well got it all for a mid-range on the price point. The software for mapping keys is simple, and there's plenty of LED color options. If you dig the red color scheme and angular design, this should easily be your go-to mouse.

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Logitech G300S

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Current Price: $25.55
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Get It Here

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Splitting the difference between form and function, Logitech's G300S goes for a sleek version of the standard mouse design, rather than the futuristic angular designs of more expensive models.

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It's not lacking in features though -- including a whopping nine buttons, with most of them on the top rather than the side. Both sides also feature the same curve, making it an ambidextrous option for the left-handed players out there.

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Take note of the size, however. This one's slightly smaller than the average gaming mouse. So if you've got big hands, you might want to try something different.

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E-Blue Mazer II

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Current Price: $19.99
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Although this one has lower DPI than most of the other mice presented here, the draw is that it's wireless. If you don't need top-tier DPI for twitchy online shooters and prefer wireless, give this one a go. The rubberized scroll wheel, smooth blue LEDs, and air wing design are a thing of beauty.

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While you won't spend much on the mouse itself, beware of the potential battery cost, however -- this one isn't designed for the slightly larger rechargeable batteries (which can get stuck), so be ready to have a steady supply of standard AAs on hand.

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VicTake Wired USB Gaming Mouse

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Current Price: $13.75
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Get It Here

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Sleeker and slightly higher quality on the construction front than the previous mouse, this low-cost VicTake looks great and has solid LEDs. With seven buttons and an option to cycle through DPI settings, you can't really go wrong here if you only have a small budget but want to try out something above and beyond your standard mouse.

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HAVIT HV-MS672

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Current Price: $7.99
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If you want something stylish that looks phenomenal on your desk and has a few extra buttons, you just simply can't beat this price. Even some low quality office mouse with no responsiveness at all is going to cost you more than eight bucks at Walmart.

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Besides your standard scroll wheel and side buttons, this one has a DPI scroll wheel, letting you change the mouse sensitivity on the fly for playing different types of games or using different modes within FPS games.

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There's a downside for the price, however, as the buttons aren't placed as ergonomically as they could be. And the LEDs cycle through a breathing pattern rather than sticking to one color you like.

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Tired of that clunky mouse that came bundled with your system? Upgrading to a gaming-quality model can create a radical change in your experience -- whether you prefer shooters, MOBAs, strategy games, or anything in between.

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When perusing options for a gaming mouse, you should be on the lookout for high DPI, high click lifespan, and at least some cool bells and whistles in terms of lighting and extra buttons. Wireless is nice, of course, but at that point you'll see the price skyrocket in most instances.

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Here we're rounding up some of the absolute best mice you can buy without dropping a whole lot of cash. For our purposes, we're going with anything under $65 as "cheap," with the mice here ranging from a very budget-friendly $7.99 all the way up to higher end models at $61.99.

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Each mouse is listed in order of price, from lowest to highest, with five mice specifically under $30 for those with less to spend, as well as handful in the $50-$60 range that offer extremely high end options without getting into absurd triple-digit pricing. 

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Keep in mind that these prices will fluctuate over time and between retailers as sales come and go -- so you may need to search around to find the best deal.

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How to Get Aluminum In Last Day On Earth: Survival https://www.gameskinny.com/98d10/how-to-get-aluminum-in-last-day-on-earth-survival https://www.gameskinny.com/98d10/how-to-get-aluminum-in-last-day-on-earth-survival https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/1/8/7/18765931-487045561633271-2190056926525296850-322a1.jpg 98d10/how-to-get-aluminum-in-last-day-on-earth-survival Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:47:09 -0400 ActionJ4ck

With Aluminum Bars and Aluminum Wire finally added to the game, Last Day on Earth: Survival players are scrambling to get their hands on this valuable resource. Unfortunately, like many items in the game, it's not entirely clear where to find aluminum.

Luckily GameSkinny is here to make sure you spend less time searching and more time surviving. In this short guide, we'll go over how you can get both these aluminum materials in Last Day on Earth and what resources you need to do so.

How to Get Aluminum Wire in Last Day on Earth: Survival

Now that you know what you need to get Aluminum Bars, you need to know where to find Aluminum Wire. Unfortunately, it's not going to be easy.

Aluminum Wire can be found from looting inside Alfa Bunker floor 1 and Alfa Bunker floor 2. While player reports seem to indicate that the 2nd floor of Alfa Bunker has a higher drop rate of Aluminum Wire than the 1st floor, you'll find a pretty dramatic spike in difficulty there.

Ultimately it's up to you to determine whether the potentially higher drop rate is worth the risk or not. If you still can't access this bunker, check out our guide to the Alfa Bunker vault code to find out how to get inside.

How to Get Aluminum Bars in Last Day on Earth: Survival

In order to get aluminum bars in Last Day on Earth: Survival, you'll first need to acquire the Melting Furnace, the blueprint of which can be obtained starting at level 6.

After shelling out the 10 Limestone Ore and 5 Iron Ore for the furnace you'll be able to make Aluminum Bars. To do this, melt down 2x Aluminum Wire into 1x Aluminum Bar. Just be aware that the melting process will take a whopping 26 minutes to complete. 

How to Use Aluminum In Last Day on Earth: Survival

Now that you've got a good stock of Aluminum Bars in your inventory, you can get to crafting. For 15 Pine Planks, 25 Iron Bars, 20 Rubber Parts, 10 Aluminum Bars, and 20 Nails, you can build the Gunsmith Bench -- a valuable furniture that will give you access to crafting all kinds of guns.

Alternatively, you can spend 4 Aluminum Bars, 4 Weapon Parts, 5 Duct Tapes, 3 Bolts to craft the surprisingly powerful Zip Gun

With Aluminum Bars and Aluminum Wire at your disposal, you'll have a much easier time staying alive. But since you can never be too safe, be sure to check out some of our other Last Day on Earth: Survival guides here on Gameskinny:

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Unlonely Release Date Announced: September 20...ish https://www.gameskinny.com/svgcy/unlonely-release-date-announced-september-20ish https://www.gameskinny.com/svgcy/unlonely-release-date-announced-september-20ish https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinny/b79c506accc1085d80e9ca8bfe4dc53a.jpg svgcy/unlonely-release-date-announced-september-20ish Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:47:58 -0400 Kat De Shields

In a humorous announcement poster shared on Twitter, Rinikulous Games announced the release date of Unlonely -- September 20ish. 

Unlonely is a sequel of sorts to their first game title, Lonely Sun, with a twist. The game is inspired by multiple games journalism outlets (GameSkinny included) and other supporters of the dev studio. In each level, you'll become "gravity's guiding hand" as you lead planet cores across treacherous terrain until they can evolve into the planet they're destined to be. The aesthetic of each level contains design elements based upon the different publications featured in the game. 

Along with our green planet Gami, iFanzine, Snapzilla, IndieHangover, Indie Game Launchpad, Jupiter Hadlye, Mike Brown and Glen Forbes also have levels dedicated to them. 

For more information about Rinikulous Games, visit the development studio's website or follow them on Twitter. In the meantime, you can pick up Lonely Sun for $1.99 or their latest game HYPER BEAM for free from the App Store. 

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Tangledeep Has Awesome Roguelike Roots https://www.gameskinny.com/315tf/tangledeep-has-awesome-roguelike-roots https://www.gameskinny.com/315tf/tangledeep-has-awesome-roguelike-roots https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/t/a/n/tangledeep1-2af90.jpg 315tf/tangledeep-has-awesome-roguelike-roots Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:21:31 -0400 LuckyJorael

When I was a kid, one of the first games I played was Moria. It was a Tolkien-esque version of the classic Rogue game, wherein you choose a race and class and explore the infinite depths of the Mines of Moria, finding equipment, spells, and tons of hostile monsters along the way. I have fond memories of dying over and over again, restarting each time with a new character, hoping that this time, I'd finally find the Balrog and win the game.

Tangledeep evokes that same feeling of near-death tension, exploration, and resource management. Except the delving aspect is flipped: the town you start in is deep below ground, and you need to take staircases up to eventually find the surface. This inversion isn't anything revolutionary, but it keys you in to the sense that Tangledeep is taking the Roguelike genre and doing something different with it.

Tangledeep has a wonderful pixel art style that reminds me heavily of Secret of Mana and other games of that era. The style choice is refreshing, whether you're coming from huge AAA games like The Witcher or Roguelikes like Moria. The animations are minimal, but fit the style and give the game just enough life and movement to feel right. The first few levels are a mix of grass, stone, trees, water, and other features like mud and lava, but they don't feel monotonous. Bonus areas, accessed by alternate "up" staircases, might also change up the style so things don't get rote -- one memorable area was a crumbling castle ruin, complete with candelabras, tapestries, and faded carpets. 

Art style aside, Tangledeep really shines in its job system. You start the game by picking one of 10 jobs: Brigand, Floramancer, Sword Dancer, Spellshaper, Paladin, Budoka, Hunter, Gambler, HuSyn, and Soulkeeper (currently in beta). Each job has its own talents, abilities, and stat bonuses, as well as distinct playstyles. The greatest thing about the job system, however, is that you can go back to the main town, Riverstone Camp, and change your job. When you do, you keep all the skills you've learned in your previous job -- including the fairly important passive skills -- and start anew with your current pick. This allows for a huge amount of customization.

Want to up your critical chance to ridiculous levels or make sure you gain extra turns super fast? Combine the Brigand and Hunter jobs to increase your critical chance and CT gain. Want to evade, block, or tank every hit? Combine the Sword Dancer, Paladin, and Budoka classes' skills. In essence, Tangledeep really encourages you to play the way you want to -- while you survive.

Like all other Roguelikes, Tangledeep is hard. Like, "mismanage your health flasks or take on one too many enemies and you're dead" hard. Fortunately, if you don't like losing all of your progress, there are three difficulties: Adventure Mode, Heroic Mode, and Hardcore Mode.

In Adventure Mode, when you die, you'll lose your current experience, job points, and half your held gold, but you'll respawn at Riverstone Camp. In Heroic Mode, you'll suffer permadeath, but your banked items, gold, and town progress will be saved, so you can make a new character in that slot and benefit from your previous adventuring. Hardcore Mode means nothing is saved. Tangledeep tells you "all traces of your adventure are permanently erased," and the game means it.

If you choose Hardcore Mode, though, the game does something pretty cool. Out in the procedurally-generated dungeons, you can find tree seeds. Take these seeds back to town, and you can plant them. After some time, the trees will grow, and you can collect fruit or other items from them. Let them grow large enough, and you can harvest the tree for experience and job points. So, if you just died an agonizing death and need to restart, you can give yourself a quick boost at the start of your new game by harvesting a tree. It's a great way to reward you after a long adventure, even if you failed.

The gameplay in Tangledeep is very similar to every other Roguelike. Enter the next area, hunt down the monsters, find loot, rinse and repeat. This could get boring pretty quick if it wasn't for the variety of enemies and your own abilities.

Enemies are all different: lizards shoot out flames, crabs disarm you, mold-covered rats can pull you toward them. Each is immediately recognizable from the others, and you quickly learn how to combat each one based on their individual attacks. In addition to enemy types, each enemy might spawn in as a Champion, which gives them special abilities beyond their normal ones. Several I've fought constantly summoned lightning bolts around them at random, while others teleported around. One even spawned what looked like stone spiders when I tried to run.

There's a lot more for me to explore in Tangledeep. Like my time with Moria, I've died more times than I care to count, but despite those failures, I keep coming back to the game. It's not any one feature or design choice that makes me like the game; it's the combination of all the things Tangledeep does well -- the art, the mechanics, the gameplay, and the challenge -- that keeps me coming back.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Tangledeep as it develops. 

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Square Enix Collective Reveals Gamescom 2017 Lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/1939g/square-enix-collective-reveals-gamescom-2017-lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/1939g/square-enix-collective-reveals-gamescom-2017-lineup https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/c/o/l/collective-logo-big-24349.jpg 1939g/square-enix-collective-reveals-gamescom-2017-lineup Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:37:46 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

The Square Enix Collective has announced its Gamescom 2017 lineup in a recent press release. Their showcase will include five indie games that are "full of contrasts" for a broad gaming experience. 

Below is a full list of all the games that will be featured on behalf of the Collective at this year's event.

Battalion 1944

Leading the lineup is Bulkhead Interactive's Battalion 1944, a multiplayer first person shooter game. The developers are seeking to recapture older styles of FPS gameplay, where skill and stats determined victory, as opposed to powerups and other add-ons. Square Enix London's  Director of Community and Indie Development, Phil Elliot, mentioned that this game has garnered quite a bit of attention and shows how popular both retro mechanics and World War II still are for gamers.

Forgotten Anne

Also featured is Throughout Games' anime adventure Forgotten Anne. Billed as a cinematic adventure with "light puzzle platforming elements", Forgotten Anne sees you take on the titular role of Anne as she tries to stamp out rebellion in the Forgotten Lands -- a place where forgotten things from socks to letters are refashioned into magical creatures called Forgotlings.

Oh My Godheads

On a lighter note is Titutitech's Oh My Godheads, a multiplayer game born out of love for classic franchises like Worms and Street Fighter. This title offers a variation of capture-the-flag where the flag happens to be a talking stone head.

Tokyo Dark

On the JRPG side of things, there's Cherrymochi's Tokyo Dark -- a title that combines psychological and anime horror. It also builds on the point-and-click visual novel style by adding various branching story paths that are uncovered based on your decisions as the main character, as you try to find your lost mentor in the darkness beneath Tokyo. 

Deadbeat Heroes

Finally comes Upstream Arcade's Deadbeat Heroes, another multiplayer title that's a 3D brawler. The goal in Deadbeat Heroes is to stop the new wave of 1970s super criminals from having their way with London -- only you play as civilians with no crime-fighting experience. You must borrow your powers from others, while "not getting shot, sliced, lasered, exploded, vaporized, eaten…"

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All of these games are part of the Square Enix Collective -- a curated platform for indie games where developers pitch their ideas, get approved for funding, and publish through Square Enix. All the titles above, and many others, will be taking the stage at Gamescom later this month.

What do you think of the Square Enix Collective's lineup for Gamescom 2017? Let us know down in the comments!

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Get Ready to Smile; We Happy Few Announced For Modern Consoles https://www.gameskinny.com/h9mja/get-ready-to-smile-we-happy-few-announced-for-modern-consoles https://www.gameskinny.com/h9mja/get-ready-to-smile-we-happy-few-announced-for-modern-consoles https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinny/30412d814c35088456e5e680069f2297.jpg h9mja/get-ready-to-smile-we-happy-few-announced-for-modern-consoles Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:25:27 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Recently, it was announced that We Happy Few will be released for PC, Xbox One, and  PlayStation 4. Developed by Compulsion Games, the survival horror title will be officially releasing in April 2018.

We Happy Few is story is set in an alternative post-World War II timeline. The game takes place in a downtrodden, retrofuturstic, and drug controlled society. To escape the ugliness of the war, the people have become addicted to the drug "Joy" -- a substance that leaves citizens happy and totally obedient to all commands. Players will play as one of three protagonists hoping to escape their hallucinogenic reality and find out the truth.

The title saw an Early Access release via Steam and earned lots of positive player reports. Our own preview of We Happy Few gave it a solid 8/10. The upcoming April 2018 release will include the full game, new missions, and extra content. The game will also have a Collector's Edition that includes bonuses like a guide, a mask replica, and the soundtrack on vinyl to name a few. 

Fans of survival horror games and or mystery titles can look forward to We Happy Few early next year.

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Madden 18 Review: A Worthy G.O.A.T. Contender That Falls Just Short of the Goal Line https://www.gameskinny.com/z18v4/madden-18-review-a-worthy-goat-contender-that-falls-just-short-of-the-goal-line https://www.gameskinny.com/z18v4/madden-18-review-a-worthy-goat-contender-that-falls-just-short-of-the-goal-line https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/1/3/2/132-cd7cb.png z18v4/madden-18-review-a-worthy-goat-contender-that-falls-just-short-of-the-goal-line Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:13:25 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Just like any real football dynasty, the Madden series has franchised only the very best additions to the team this offseason. With so many titles in its trophy case already, it's hard to believe the perennial sports game could accrue anymore -- but with Madden 18, EA's done just that.

Increasingly a football simulator over its past several iterations, Madden has a new playbook this year -- one that resolutely focuses on that realistic verve, taking on- and off-the-field immersion to new heights. In true wildcat style, it's full of flash, excitement, and most of all, interesting surprises. From its Longshot story mode to improvements to the Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) mode, Madden 18 isn't just a sports game -- it's a true NFL experience. 

A Longshot That Ultimately Pays Off

It's fitting that quarterback legend Tom Brady graces the cover of Madden this year. Not because the 17-year veteran's won five Super Bowls. Not because he's been to 12 Pro Bowls. And not because he's won more playoff games than any other QB in NFL history. It's because like the Madden franchise itself, he's consistent, reliable, and tenacious. 

With Madden 18, EA brings all of that to bear and more, reflecting in nearly every game mode Brady's inimitable competitiveness and panache. It's clear that like the New England signal caller, the studio's not afraid to take chances -- and like most of their gambles on the gridiron, those chances often turn into high-percentage plays.

This year's no different.

One of the biggest additions to Madden's playbook in 2017 is the game's Longshot story mode. I'll admit that when I first heard about it earlier this year, I wrote the mode off as a gimmick -- there's no real reason for Madden to have a story mode, especially when you've got such an in-depth and robust franchise experience. But surprisingly, it's a risk that pays off for EA. 

Longshot puts you in the cleats of Devin Wade, a high school football star turned Collegiate bust, as he laces up for the Indianapolis Regional Combine -- his last chance at making it into the hallowed halls of football legend. Joining him for his journey of sacrifice and redemption is high-school teammate and wideout Colt Cruise. Together, they grind through the combine in search of glory and a coveted spot in the NFL Draft. 

It's a story full of cliches, stereotypes, and mechanically unlosable situations, but the crazy thing is that almost in spite of itself, Longshot works. As someone who essentially grew up between the hedges, I felt as if I was suiting up for my very own Varsity Blues, Friday Night Lights, or Any Given Sunday every time I stepped into Wade's shoes -- which is exactly what writers Mike Young and Adrian Todd Zuniga were aiming for when penning Longshot's story.

So even though I quickly deduced Longshot's outcome before I'd even stepped foot on the field, it didn't make the narrative any less intriguing or the mode any less fun to play. 

And that's a good thing, because it's been a long time since the series iterated this intelligently, crafting a mode that re-envisions Madden's strengths in inventive ways. From dialogue choices and moral decisions that affect the duo's draft stock to QTEs and situational exercises that teach you the underlying dynamics of Madden's gameplay, Longshot invites new players to learn Madden's minutia while also catering to longtime franchise fans. Some of its gimmicks are immersion-breaking -- such as steering a pigskin toward a target mid-flight -- but once you get on the field with the likable, well-written, and well-acted Wade, those little quirks are easily forgiven. 

Longshot may have been a gamble for EA, and it may not exactly put you in the shoes of a G.O.A.T. like Tom Brady, but it brings a certain graceful elan to the otherwise fraternal atmosphere that's dominated Madden since its inception. It's a breath of fresh air that the series has sorely needed for a long time. 

OTAs Have a New Name 

Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) mode is still the fantasy football meta you've come to love, not changing all that much from last year's installment. You'll still grind through challenges to unlock new players and pay in-game or IRL money to get your team on the road to greatness faster. But a key improvement helps MUT 18 stand out from previous iterations -- and that's MUT Squads. 

Taking teamwork to an entirely new level, MUT Squads sees players take each other on in electric three-on-three gridiron melees. Adding to the realism and immersion that exemplifies Madden 18, there are three positions to fill on each squad: Offensive Captain, Defensive Captain, and Headcoach. Unlike other restricted Madden co-op modes from years past, MUT Squads sees each player commanding a specific mechanic and controlling any position on the field not occupied by the other two players -- opening myriad on-the-field possibilities never before seen in a Madden game.

In my time with the mode, I mostly saw players taking control of skill positions, harkening back to when Madden only let players command certain roles, like wide receiver or quarterback. But in MUT Squads, it's possible to control an offensive lineman to pass-protect your QB or control a defensive end to wreak havoc in the backfield.

It's a freedom of choice that really sets online multiplayer apart from the game's other modes in a way that's been long overdue for the Madden franchise as a whole.

But not every new mechanic crosses the goal line. 

With the development of MUT Squads and the ability to take on any position on the field, EA has also lifted the restrictions on player movement. That means players are able to streak across the field in any direction they choose in MUT Squads -- even deviating from predetermined routes and play selections, for example.

To balance this out, EA's developed what they call Targeted Passing, which affords QBs more "flexibility" during passing downs, letting them lead receivers into opens areas of the field. 

In theory, the mechanism works wonders. In practice, it's much harder to pull off. The problem lies in one simple mandate: Targeted Passing immobilizes the quarterback. Dropping back to pass and evading the rush is hard enough on certain difficulties and exacerbated when playing against logically strategic human opponents. 

As any fan or player knows, mobility in the pocket is paramount, even if you're not playing Cam Newton or RGIII. So when Targeted Passing arrests you to a certain position in the pocket, it's almost impossible to accurately use the mechanic in the four to five seconds it takes to execute even a rudimentary passing play. It's a mechanic that's worth trying out --because on the rare occasion it does work, Targeted Passing makes you feel like a Montana-sized mountain in the pocket. But overall, it's a mechanic I'd contend most Madden players won't use due to its overall difficulty. 

The Verdict

Even with all its additions, Madden 18 is still a Madden game at its core. Like any great NFL team, it's got its studs and it's got its duds. 

Because of the Frostbite engine, the overall experience is more engrossing than it has been in a very long time. The game is utterly gorgeous and player models are rendered in uncanny detail from the first snap to the final second. And overall, passing feels crisper this time around, while the running game feels smoother and more organic. 

But the switch to the new engine doesn't eliminate some of Madden's peskier hobgoblins. Character models still flop around like catatonic fish in a majority of pile-ups and the framerate occasionally stutters when big nasties tangle up with DTs on ISO or off-tackle plays. Incompletions also occur a lot more frequently, even when a wide receiver smokes the defender in the open field.  

New playstyles such as Arcade, Simulation, and Competitive deftly augment Madden's standard Rookie to All-Madden difficulty settings, allowing for more explosive plays, more realistic physics, and more big hits, respectively. But on the other hand, 18's A.I. is as belligerent and curmudgeonly as ever, making sometimes impossible plays even on the easiest of settings. 

So no, Madden 18 isn't perfect -- not by a longshot. But by crafting an experience that caters to both the casual and hardcore Madden fan alike, adding tremendous replay value via new modes and playstyles, and taking chances on new mechanics such as Targeted Passing, EA has once again shown why it's the Tom Brady of the sports-game world -- and why Madden is here to stay. 

[Note: EA provided a copy of Madden 18 for review.]

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Total War Warhammer Norsca DLC Guide: Best Technologies and Chaos Gods https://www.gameskinny.com/m5w6e/total-war-warhammer-norsca-dlc-guide-best-technologies-and-chaos-gods https://www.gameskinny.com/m5w6e/total-war-warhammer-norsca-dlc-guide-best-technologies-and-chaos-gods https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/m/a/x/maxresdefault-b7374.jpg m5w6e/total-war-warhammer-norsca-dlc-guide-best-technologies-and-chaos-gods Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:48:33 -0400 Sergey_3847

The Norsca DLC for Total War: Warhammer introduced 33 new technologies and 4 Chaos Gods that can help you move forward with your campaign. However, the Chaos Gods mechanic is a bit more complicated and requires a closer look at your situation before making a pledge.

If you want to know which technologies are the most helpful in the Norsca DLC, and which god to choose depending on your stance in the campaign, keep on reading this Warhammer guide for all the information you'll need. 

The Best Technologies in Total War: Warhammer Norsca DLC

There are three major wings of technologies in the Norsca DLC: War Tools, Monster Hunter, and Sea Marauder’s Tools.

Sea Marauder’s Tools

The majority of Norsca armies consist of tribal robbers, so the most beneficial technology you can research in the Norsca DLC is Razing of the Empire. It will make all tribal robbers extremely cheap to hire, and thus help you significantly increase the number of units in your army early in the game.

However, you can’t research Razing of the Empire immediately. First you must start with Sea Marauder’s Tools, which will open the next two technologies: Corpulent Sails and Champions of War. All of them are especially impactful in the first half of the campaign.

You can begin the research of Sea Marauder’s Tools during the first step of your campaign. The next is Corpulent Sails, which will let you be more mobile on the map, and Champions of War, which will let you unite and recruit enemy armies. You can research both of these and Razing of the Empire technologies on steps 4 or 5.

Monster Hunter

The other three most important technologies in the Norsca DLC are: Monster Hunter, One With Beasts, and Master of Beasts.

You can start researching them after you’ve researched the Razing of the Empire tech -- usually in the second half of the campaign. They will open access to special battles, the Monster Hunts, that will reward you with unique artifacts.

The War Tools

This wing is not as important as the previous ones, but the technologies represented here can make your life in the campaign easier. It is not essential to research them, but only if you have enough time and resources. Basically, they make crafting of weapons and maintenance of your army cheaper.

Chaos Gods in Total War: Warhammer Norsca DLC

The Norsca DLC offers four gods for worshipping that may enhance your gameplay, if you choose to pledge your allegiance to one of them. But you also need to consider that by fully devoting yourself to one god, you will summon the wrath of the other three gods -- meaning that you will not be able to change your direction once you've chosen.

Before deciding which god to worship, or even if you want to do it in the first place, let’s take a look at what each of them offers.

 

Slaanesh, the Lord of Pleasure (The Serpent)

Choose this god if you want to maintain and hire new units in your army cheaper by 10%. If you manage to upgrade your allegiance to level 3, then you will also have a powerful chaos sorcerer fighting on your side.

Nurgle, the Lord of Decay (The Crow)

Choose Nurgle if you want your army to be healed instantly, and your lords may even return to life immediately after death. If you max out your worship to Nurgle, then he will cast a massive plague all over the world, but your own army will be unaffected.

Khorne, the Blood God (The Hound)

Khorne will make your army stronger in melee combat, and will increase the experience received from the battles. At level 3 you will be able to recruit an Ice-Forge Legion -- the only available artillery legion in the Norsca DLC.

Tzeentch, the Changer of Ways (The Eagle)

This eagle-god will increase your research rate by 20%, and will give +20 to your starting amount of Winds of Magic. At the highest level you will gain access to a unique lord -- Azrik the Maze Keeper.

So, which god to choose?

Obviously, the strongest god among them all is Nurgle, the Lord of Decay. Fearlessly pledge your allegiance to him and watch your enemies all over the map die in terrible conditions. Even if they survive, their numbers will be greatly reduced, and those left will have absolutely no power to withstand your own army.

The rest of the gods are not particularly interesting unless you want to try something different for your next replay.

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That wraps up this guide! Hopefully it's helped you decide which technologies to focus on and which chaos gods to follow. Need more help with the game? Check out other Total War: Warhammer guides for everything you need to know:

 

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Gigantic Tier List: All Heroes and Their Stats https://www.gameskinny.com/aj5sr/gigantic-tier-list-all-heroes-and-their-stats https://www.gameskinny.com/aj5sr/gigantic-tier-list-all-heroes-and-their-stats https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/g/i/g/gigantic-moba-1dbf4.jpg aj5sr/gigantic-tier-list-all-heroes-and-their-stats Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:43:45 -0400 tofuslayer

Gigantic is the upcoming free-to-play MOBA from Motiga, that released on July 19 for PC and Xbox One. Each of the heroes in this team-based combat game has their own set of unique abilities and stats -- and knowing them is important to building the most effective party.

So far, there are 22 different heroes across 6 playable tiers. This list will lay out all the heroes we currently have, which tier they are in, and all their stats.

S+ Tier Characters in Gigantic

HK-206
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Shooter
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 2100
    • Front armor: 30
    • Back armor: 20

Lord Knossos
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Bruiser
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 2500
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

S Tier Characters in Gigantic

Tripp
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Assassin
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1500
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

Wu
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Fighter
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1700
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

Beckett
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Shooter
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1600
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

Uncle Sven
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Healer/Utility
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 2100
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

A+ Tier Characters in Gigantic

The Margrave
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Tank
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 2950
    • Front armor: 30
    • Back armor: 20

Ramsay
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Assassin

Zandora
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Tank/Utility

Charnok
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Caster
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 2000
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

Vadasi
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Tank
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 2150
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

A Tier Characters in Gigantic

Pakko
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Bruiser/Control
  • HP Regeneration Delay: 4s
  • Health &  Armor Values:
    • Health: 2450 
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10
    • Armor back special: 10

Tyto the Swift
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Assassin
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1/s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1700
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10
    • Right side armor: 10

Voden
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Shooter/Utility
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1600
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

B+ Tier Characters in Gigantic

Imani
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Shooter
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1500
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

Mozu
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Caster
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1500
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

Xenobia
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Control
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1700
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

B Tier Characters in Gigantic

Aisling
  • Type: Melee
  • Role: Summoner/Utility
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1500
    • Front armor: 25
    • Back armor: 15
    • Left side armor: 15
    • Right side armor: 25
    • Front armor special: 35
    • Back armor special: 25

Griselma
  • Type: Ranged
  • Role: Summoner
  • HP Regeneration: Delay: 5s/ Rate: 133s
  • Stamina Regeneration Delay: 1s
  • Health & Armor Values: 
    • Health: 1600
    • Front armor: 15
    • Back armor: 10

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Those are all the heroes we currently have info on! Check out our other Gigantic guides, and be sure to stay tuned for more content as the game gets updated!

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How to Fix Batman: The Enemy Within's Black Screen Error on Steam https://www.gameskinny.com/z8my6/how-to-fix-batman-the-enemy-withins-black-screen-error-on-steam https://www.gameskinny.com/z8my6/how-to-fix-batman-the-enemy-withins-black-screen-error-on-steam https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/b/a/t/batman-enemy-within-episode-7451a.jpg z8my6/how-to-fix-batman-the-enemy-withins-black-screen-error-on-steam Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:53:40 -0400 Zantallion

Batman and Telltale are back together again on Steam, in a new story packed with bat rogues, plot twists, and more people "remembering that" than you can shake a question-mark-shaped stick at.

But the biggest impediment to Batman dispensing justice in Batman: The Enemy Within isn't Joker or Killer Croc -- it's an all-too-common black screen error. This is a returning Bat-fiend too, as the game's predecessor was also plagued by a similar issue. Thankfully, the vigilantes here at GameSkinny have already cleared up this caper for you, meaning you can get back to kicking Riddler into a pile of trash cans that much quicker.

Keep reading this guide to see how you can fix this common black screen error for The Enemy Within. There's a few potential ways to troubleshoot it, , as may be related to one of many issues in the game.  

Troubleshooting the Black Screen Error in Telltale's Batman

Fix 1: Turn Off Steam Overlay

The first thing you should try is turning off the Steam Overlay. For this, all you'll need to do is pop into Steam, and follow these instructions:

  1. Click the "Steam" option from the menu in the top left
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. In the window that pops up, select "In-Game"
  4. You'll see a checkbox that says "Enable Steam Community In-Game"
  5. Uncheck this box and save your settings

Once you've done that, try running your game. If you don't get the black screen, congratulations! You solved the issue. But if it still persists, don't worry -- we have other methods you can try.

After all, Batman doesn't give up when the first thing doesn't work.

Fix 2: Tweak Nvidia Settings

For some users, Batman: The Enemy Within has an odd predilection for defaulting to Intel graphics, which causes Nvidia users to have the black screen issue as well.

To fix this problem, you'll need to tweak your settings in Nvidia:

  1. Open your Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Click Manage 3D Settings. From here
  3. Click Add Game
  4. Add Batman: The Enemy Within

You should also make sure that you change your preferred graphic processor to "High-performance NVIDIA processor". 

Once you've done all that, save your game and test it. Hopefully that clears everything up. But if you're still having no luck, there's one final option to try.

Hit this bug harder than Batman is about to hit Riddler.

Fix 3: Turn Off Steam Cloud Sync

Another possible cause for this issue is Steam Cloud not syncing the game properly. So with a little tweaking in your Cloud settings, you might be able to get rid of the black screen for good. Here are the steps you need to take:

  • Right click on Batman: The Enemy Within in your games list
  • Click "Properties"
  • In the updates tab of this new window, find the section on Steam Cloud
  • Uncheck the synchronization box

Now test the game again. If you've followed all the steps here, your game should be working again. Now get in there and show Riddler who Gotham's Greatest really is!

Have you found any other fixes for this pesky black screen bug in Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within? If so, let us know down in the comments! 

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Space Frontier: How to Push Your High Score to New Heights https://www.gameskinny.com/x9g07/space-frontier-how-to-push-your-high-score-to-new-heights https://www.gameskinny.com/x9g07/space-frontier-how-to-push-your-high-score-to-new-heights https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/s/p/a/spacefrontier-c3ff2.jpg x9g07/space-frontier-how-to-push-your-high-score-to-new-heights Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:19:41 -0400 Zantallion

Space Frontier is the latest game from hit developer Ketchapp -- and though you may not have known it, you've probably heard of their work before. Some of their past works include Ballz, Stack, and (by far their biggest title) 2048. Now, Space Frontier is taking Ketchapp's "apps-pertise" to space in a fun, timing-based game. 

The idea of Space Frontier is simple: launch your rocket into space and get as high as you can by tapping, which jettisons the lowest part of your ship.  In Space Frontier, each segment of your ship holds a set amount of fuel, and your rocket uses that fuel to fly further. When that segment's fuel is used up, tapping it will jettison it and start using the next segment's fuel. If you don't tap in time, however, your ship will explode, and your game will be over.

Time Your Taps Appropriately

The trick to this game is to tap at the right time, just as your fuel runs out, to get the most bang for your buck. You can track your fuel consumption with a helpful fuel meter towards the bottom of the screen. Keep an eye on that meter -- because once you hit empty, you can kiss your shuttle goodbye. But even beyond the basic functions of the game, there's a few other ways to get the most mileage out of your mini-missile.

Tap too soon, and this could be you.

When tapping to release your different rocket pieces, keep an eye on the notification that pops up when you do. If it says something like "Ok" or "Great", you hit it too early. If you're right on the money, you'll see a notification pop that says "Perfect!" with some starry decals. Trying to time these can be difficult, but getting the most perfects you can is essential for maxing out your score. 

Invest in Better Rockets

In addition to well-timed taps, another way to get some more distance is to max out your rocket's capabilities. Using in-game currency, you can unlock not only different rockets, but also upgrades for the rockets.

Different rockets can fly different distances, have different fuel consumption times, and also have different amounts of thrust. Experiment with different rockets to see which works best for you.

Upgrades can also be bought for the rocket in use before you blast off, so make sure to get as many upgrades as you can as well if you're aiming to really make the leap into outer space. So long as you keep in mind all of these tricks, you'll be breaking the stratosphere in no time.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and explore that final frontier! And if you've found any other strategies that have helped you get out-of-this-world scores, leave a note in the comments below!

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Hearthstone Global Games: Choose Your Champion Open Now https://www.gameskinny.com/4oyog/hearthstone-global-games-choose-your-champion-open-now https://www.gameskinny.com/4oyog/hearthstone-global-games-choose-your-champion-open-now https://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/s/c/r/screen-shot-2017-112305-5356e.png 4oyog/hearthstone-global-games-choose-your-champion-open-now Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:46:16 -0400 Kellan Pine

Today, Blizzard opened a new Choose Your Champion event for the upcoming finals of the Hearthstone Global Games. The event allows players to earn free card packs from the Knights of the Frozen Throne card set by predicting which team will go home with the grand prize after the finals at GamesCom on August 26.

Any Hearthstone player that selects a champion will be awarded a free pack of cards, with a second pack being issued to anyone that correctly predicts the outcome. Champion selection is open from August 16-23 and can be accessed through a notification in the Hearthstone client or by logging into your Blizzard account on the official Hearthstone eSports website.

The Hearthstone Global Games started on April 11, with teams from 48 countries competing for a piece of the $332,000 prize pool. In the semi-finals on August 25, the United States will be facing the Czech Republic for a chance to play in the finals on August 26. The other semi-final match is between the top-ranked South Korea team and second place Ukraine team.

If you want more about Hearthstone, check out our Knights of the Frozen Throne reviewWe also have a guide to the best new cards, and budget decks for you to try if you would like to get in on the action!

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