BATTLETECH Flashpoint review – ChristCenteredGamer

“BATTLETECH Flashpoint is the first of three announced expansion packs for the hit turn-based strategy game BATTLETECH. As a longtime BATTLETECH fan, and the one who reviewed the base game, I really looked forward to an excuse to get back into this game, and thankfully, Flashpoint does a great job doing exactly that giving fans of BATTLETECH another reason to come back.”

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Author: N4G

Developers Do Not Believe Steam is Worth It Anymore

From GameWatcher: “Steam is in trouble. It’s being beset on all sides by competitors, and now with Epic Game Store offering a competitive deal for developers it’s up to Valve to show that Steam is still worth it. Unfortunately, a new survey of game developers has shown that those developers do not believe Steam is worth the 30% they pay.”

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Author: N4G

The Outer Worlds’ Companions May Abandon You, Players Can Kill Important Characters

Last week at The Game Awards Obsidian Entertainment announced The Outer Worlds, a Fallout successor from that series co-creators Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky. The game looks very promising, but fans, understandably, still have a lot of questions. How open is its world? How complex are its companions? The game’s narrative designer provides answers!

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Author: N4G

New True Detective Season 3 Trailer Goes Back To Its Dark, Gripping Roots

HBO’s acclaimed cop anthology show, True Detective, is set to return for a third season in January, and a new trailer has been released. This season is clearly aiming to recapture the dark, moody rural atmosphere of 2014’s Season 1, following a disappointing Season 2. The new trailer even uses the tagline: “The original series returns.”

The trailer focuses on main character Wayne Hays, a cop played by Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage, House of Cards), who investigated the disappearance of two kids in the Ozarks many years ago and is still haunted by the case. The show is set across several decades, with Ali appearing as both an older man and a much younger officer. Check it out above.

True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has written the entire season, with Deadwood creator David Milch lending a hand. The cast also includes Stephen Dorff (Blade), Ray Fisher (Justice League), Carmen Ejogo (Alien: Covenant), and Scoot McNairy (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Hold the Dark and Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier helms the first two episodes. It premieres on January 13, 2019–check out the previous trailer here.

In a recent interview with Indiewire, Pizzolatto spoke about the striking setting for Season 3 and explained that the surroundings were vital to the season’s story. “The mystery of the deep woods,” he said. “The fog over the mountains. The rivers. The water. The sense of scale when you get out to some of this nature. Also, what the buildings say about the lives behind them. I feel like people will see it as an extension of character, something that embodies characters’ emotional journeys while influencing those journeys.”

“Sometimes we found things that seem to come straight out of the imagination, like this particular house that I don’t want to go into it too much because of spoilers, but once we found it we couldn’t believe it existed. It was almost exactly what I had written, and it needed to be very specific.”

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Author: GameSpot