Shadow of the Tomb Raider Doubles Down on Puzzles and Exploration

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Doubles Down on Puzzles and Exploration

Of the nearly 150 hours I have in Rise of the Tomb Raider, I spent plenty of them jumping off ledges, investigating corners, staring up at empty ceilings, and trying to get just the right angle to peek into a crack in a room to find the next obscurely hidden collectible. Exploration and all the challenges area that came with it were a great post-game activity in Rise of the Tomb Raider – that is, until exploration eventually became tedious and I realized how bloated Rise was with collectibles and other extra tasks. Shadow of the Tomb Raider touts a bigger and more immersive setting, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s narrative director, Jason Dozois, and level design director, Arne Oehme, assured me that a focus on building out the game’s fictional culture will help keep exploration interesting. Continue reading…
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Best Cheap Gaming Chairs

Best Cheap Gaming Chairs

Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. I’ve already written a list of the best gaming chairs available, but let’s be honest—there’s only so much money in anyone’s budget for a gaming throne. While there’s certainly something to be said for ergonomic racing chairs made of the finest Italian leather, or a swanky Herman Miller chair that’s adjustable in 27 different ways, you shouldn’t have to sell family heirlooms just to afford a decent gaming chair. In fact, there’s all kinds of excellent gaming chairs out there for about $100 or less, and that’s what this handy list is all about. Spend the extra dough on what really matters: games, or hardware. Continue reading…
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Ubisoft CEO Believes Streaming May Open Door to 5 Billion Players in a Decade

Ubisoft CEO Believes Streaming May Open Door to 5 Billion Players in a Decade

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says he believes that streaming games could allow for extreme growth in gaming. In the YouTube video Q&A, Guillemot responds to a question about console cycles, and noted his belief that the advancements of streaming could add billions of players to the industry over the coming years. “What we are dreaming is that technology will allow us to actually stream our games to all the TVs, mobile phones, and tablets in the future, and that we will be able to give an opportunity to all our brands to reach 2.5 billion in five years and maybe five billion players within ten years,” Guillemot said. Continue reading…
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Sakurai Reveals New Smash Bros Info, Capcom Talks More Cloud Games for Switch, & more! – NVC Ep. 413

Sakurai Reveals New Smash Bros Info, Capcom Talks More Cloud Games for Switch, & more! – NVC Ep. 413

IGN’s weekly Nintendo show tackles the latest releases, Sakurai’s Famitsu interview, Capcom on bringing more cloud-based games to Switch, Mario + Rabbids DLC, Fortnite, and more!
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Marvel's Hulk Works Best as a Horror Story

Marvel's Hulk Works Best as a Horror Story

In the age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and hot on the heels of films like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War it can get tricky to picture Bruce Banner and the Hulk as anything other than the nerdy scientist and occasional punchline. From his big reveal in the original Avengers, smirking coyly before announcing “That’s my secret, Cap. I’m always angry,” to his sudden petulance in the fight against Thanos, the Hulk’s character arc hasn’t been all that focused on making him a scary or tragic guy, more of the weird giant green sibling of the Avengers family. The comics universe, on the other hand, has a very different idea of what it means to be the Strongest There Is — and it’s slowly revolutionizing the way modern Hulk stories work. With The Immortal Hulk #1, a recent release from Marvel Comics by writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett, Bruce Banner’s life has officially become a horror story — and it’s so much better for it. Continue reading…
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Every Leaked Skin, Emote, and Glider From Fortnite's Latest Patch

Every Leaked Skin, Emote, and Glider From Fortnite's Latest Patch

Detective outfits, patriotic emotes, and a ton of new gliders and back bling have been datamined from Fortnite’s most recent patch. Fortnite Intel provided images for each unreleased addition while fnbr.co revealed the alleged name and rarity for each new cosmetic item. This update features a hefty amount of items for a total of nine new outfits, four harvesting tools, five gliders, five pieces of back bling, and five emotes. A release date for these items was not uncovered. From left to right: Sleuth, Oblivion, and Fireworks Team Leader.Continue reading…
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