Release Date: Nov 19, 2019
Over the last week a series of cryptic posts from Generation Zero‘s Twitter account have had me paralysed with anticipation. A mystery has been unravelling through these posts which today turned things up to eleven with an image showing the name for what seems likely to be the first DLC expansion for Avalanche’s FPS, named Alpine Unrest.
Patch 184.108.40.206 for The Outer Worlds, which was expected to launch this week, ended up delayed at short notice. Developers Obsidian Entertainment have pushed the patch back slightly due a situation that was out of their control, but thankfully only to Monday the 18th of November. I can tell you that the best fix of the entire patch is an increase to dialogue and subtitle text that will prevent you from giving yourself early crow’s feet and a chronic headache.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Second Sister boss fight – How to hold your own against this masterful Inquisitor
The Second Sister, as you’ve probably guessed, crops up throughout the campaign of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order after she first appears in the opening mission on Bracca. You held her off before with help from your ol’ pal Cere, but now it’s just you and her (and BD-1, of course), and you’ll need to be prepared. Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Second Sister boss fight guide will walk you through how to tangle with this powerful and dangerous foe, and live to fight her another day.
Factorio is one of those games that are brilliant but have never seemed to make it out of early access. Well now there’s an end in sight for the Factorio at least because the devolpers say, and I agree with this, “if we just pushed the button to release 1.0, it wouldn’t be a catastrophe.” After exactly four and a half years Factorio will officially launch on September 25th, 2020. I know that date isn’t even remotely close, but Wube Software have put it out there more so players don’t allow them to procrastinate and continue to polish the way wires work and aliens attack forever.
We all know the type: that vain old Sith who just loves to walk around bare-chested so he can show off his Sith’d up pecks, and hurling rocks with the Force just because he can. Taron Malicos is my pick for the most enjoyable boss fight in all of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and it’s not just because I managed to defeat him extremely cleanly on just my second attempt at Jedi Master difficulty. Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Taron Malicos boss fight guide will walk you through this dangerous dual-wielding Sith’s many attacks, and how to gain the upper hand in this epic duel of the fates.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Rabid Jotaz boss fight – a guide to defeating this quick and devastating predator
The Rabid Jotaz is one of the earliest optional boss fights you can come across in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and as a veteran of Sekiro and various Soulslikes, I can say that this guy is no joke. But follow our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Rabid Jotaz boss fight guide and you’ll see that defeating this boss is not as insurmountable a task as you might first have thought.
The makers of upcoming post-apocalyptic, narrative-driven RPG Broken Roads have explained how its morality compass works, and it’s already making me worry about my decisions. As someone who likes to play RPGs through in a few different ways, because you can’t be evil in your first playthrough, I’m intrigued to see how my actions will come back to bite me later on. I think the system bears some resemblance to the personalities in Disco Elysium, but I can see Broken Roads being a tad more unforgiving.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Ninth Sister boss fight – tips on how to beat this dangerous Inquisitor
The Ninth Sister is one of the key antagonists in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and after an unfortunate encounter in the first mission, we all know that we’re going to have to come up against her later on in the campaign. This boss fight is trickier than any you’ll have come across so far, and requires careful footwork and a good understanding of this powerful foe. Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Ninth Sister boss fight guide will walk you through cutting down this beast of an Inquisitor even on the highest difficulties.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Oggdo Bogdo boss fight – how to beat the game's first true boss without taking any damage
Oggdo Bogdo appears to be giving a lot of new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order players quite a bit of trouble. As the first true boss that Cal comes across during his journey (not including his brief tangle with the Second Sister in the opening mission), Oggdo Bogdo quickly ramps up the difficulty with some devastating lunge and tongue attacks. But stick by our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Oggdo Bogdo boss fight guide, and you’ll walk away without even a scratch.
Microsoft whammed out a surprising amout of news this week at XO19, including announcing new games from Obsidian, Dontnod, and the makers of Virginia. This was also the week Human Head Studio shut down then joined Bethesda, Epic released a bad new game, and the hacks in Hollywood bowed to so-called ‘fans’ seeking to censor the Sonic The Hedgehog movie. All this and more in our Weekly News Digest.
This week in patch news, Rockstar have kept working on Red Dead Redemption 2, Hearthstone added a new auto-battler mode, the Elder Scrolls: Total War mod got a huge update, and Steam re-added a minimalist view. For more of the week’s big PC gaming patches, including some we’ve not posted, read on for The Weekly Updates Update.
Some big updates, ports to new platforms, and expanded mod support are coming to Dicey Dungeons, lead developer Terry Cavanagh has announced, laying out his plans for the deckbuilding roguelike’s future. Our Brendy said the game was quite good in our Dicey Dungeons review when it launched three months ago, not just because you can power through episodes as furry bearlike dice, and the devs have since given it six updates and a Halloween event. Soon players will be able to make even more of an impact on Dicey Dungeons themselves, thanks to the upcoming mod-focused update 1.7.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is here, and a whole host of players from all walks of life are now making their way through a galaxy far, far away as Jedi-in-hiding Cal Kestis. Whether you’re a Star Wars veteran, or a Respawn veteran, or a Soulslike veteran, or whatever else you might be, you’ll find plenty to love throughout this singleplayer story – but let me tell ya, this is one challenging game, particularly on the higher difficulties.
But that’s where our Jedi: Fallen Order guide series comes in! Below we’ve laid out our 8 top tips for players of all skill levels, and we’ve also linked to all other articles in our ever-growing Jedi: Fallen Order guide series. Whether you’re stuck on a particular boss battle, or wondering how to unlock the double-bladed lightsaber, or what the hell a Scomp Link is: we’ve got you covered.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scomp Link guide – Where to find Scomp Link, how to access locked chests and doors
In true Metroidvania fashion, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order shows you a great many locked doors and inaccessible areas that will remain locked to you until you gain certain powers or abilities. This Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scomp Link guide will walk you through one of the key unlocks for accessing these areas: repairing your adorable droid BD-1’s damaged Scomp Link. We’ll show you where to find a new one and what you need to get there, along with how to use it once you’ve got it!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Force Powers guide – how to unlock Force Push, Force Pull, and Double Jump
What’s a Jedi without their Force Powers? This is one of the many questions that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order asks, placing you in the shoes of Jedi Cal Kestis, whose past has left his connection with the Force damaged. As you progress through the game’s impressive and extensive campaign, you’ll begin to heal Cal’s connection with the Force and unlock more and more ways to use it.
Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Force Powers guide will show you the ropes in this regard, with in-depth explanations of exactly how to unlock the Force Push, Force Pull, and Double Jump Force abilities in the game.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that BioWare are leaving Anthem to slowly rot, considering Fort Tarsis is filled with bones, and there has been little in the way of new content outside of the recent Halloween event, Season of Skulls. But a new rumour now suggests that BioWare are planning a revival. Much more than the upcoming Christmas event, Icetide, and more akin to “a game-changing expansion like Destiny’s critically acclaimed Taken King,” sources close to BioWare have described the update as Anthem 2.0 or Anthem Next. A report from Kotaku claims that the update will completely overhaul the game, bringing it more in line with player desires.
The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order skill tree offers you and Cal a plethora of different opportunities to focus your abilities to suit your particular Jedi playstyle. But not all skills are created equal, with certain ones requiring far more commitment and more skill points than others to obtain.
Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order skills guide will walk you through every skill in each of the three trees, as well as how to expand the skills available to you, and some of the best skills to help keep you alive throughout the game’s punishing campaign.
Impressive as Path Of Exile 2 looks, it’s probably not going to land for another year. In the meantime, fans of the grisly action-RPG still have plenty to look forward to. Announced alongside the new game at ExileCon, they’re doubling up on free expansions for this December. Launching on December 13th is a new time-limited quarterly update; Metamorph, asking players to build their own bespoke boss fights out of slime and monster guts. Landing alongside it is Conquerors Of The Atlas, a more permanent overhaul to Path Of Exile’s massive Atlas Of Worlds endgame.
When is an update not an update? When it’s a whole new game, patched in entirely free on top of one that you already play. Announced at ExileCon today – Path Of Exile‘s first fan convention – Path Of Exile 2 was the ace up Grinding Gear Games’s sleeve. Path of Exile 2 is an all new story set decades after the original action RPG, pitting a new set of characters (albeit in mostly-familiar classes) up against a fresh hell’s worth of grim and gothic ghouls and gribblies. Check out the debut trailer plus fourteen minutes of footage and new systems breakdowns below.