Play Fortnite NowFortnite’s 5.10 update is live today with yet more uber weapons and the return of the jetpack in the new limited time mode dubbed Fly Explosives. “BOOM! The new Fly Explosives Limited Time Mode is here and it’s a blast for the whole squad. Use Jetpacks to fly above your foes and rain down in this explosives only game mode,” says Epic. The downside, of course, is that some of the de facto building nerfs of the last big patch, which have players grumping over the loss of the game’s uniqueness, are still in play. Epic did reduce the potency of one of the weapons causing grief, however – that’d be the P90 that made defensive structures crumble to dust and made players wonder why they bothered building them in the first place. And if you’re keeping an eye out for the Android version? Well, it’s possible it’ll be a Samsung exclusive on the Galaxy Note 9 for a month. My Pixel 2 XL-toting self is not impressed by this … [Read more...] about Fortnite’s Fly Explosives mode is live for you jetpack and pew pew junkies
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In my mind, there are two types of MMO classes. There are ones that require a lot of hands-on skill, positional maneuvering, and careful attention to rotations and reactions. Then there the ones where you kind of just have to slam your hand down on the keyboard somewhere in the vicinity of the number keys to win. I have played both types of classes, but I won’t deny that there’s a strong appeal for low-stress MMO classes. Sometimes I just want to sit back and pew-pew things with a three-button rotation without worrying about anything else. Sure, I know that this setup makes these classes very popular, and so I am doing nothing special to make myself stand out or to challenge myself, but brain-dead gaming has its appeal, especially after a long day. Do you like low-stress MMO classes? Which one is your favorite? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you like low-stress MMO classes?
Last Saturday night, the stars must have aligned because I finally managed to cobble a Guild Wars 2 group together for Knights of Mercy’s first completed run of Ascalonian Catacombs. Ultimately we had one level 80 (Kahill), one 60ish (Bippa), one 40ish (Kriin), and two 35s (myself and the mister) but in keeping with the game’s philosophy of level and adjustment we were all scaled down to the story-mode dungeon’s appropriate level of 30. Before I begin, I want to separate and make a distinction between the overall experience I had (it was a blast!) from my thoughts and opinions of the actual instance itself (on this matter I have a lot on my mind). I’ll just start by saying this — whether you will enjoy AC (or I guess GW2 instances by extension) will be heavily dependent upon your personality type and on the reasons why you choose to do group instanced content. If you like the traditional order and planning that goes into an instance run, can appreciate the … [Read more...] about KoM Does Ascalonian Catacombs
Time for another happy-go-lucky adventure in the sparkly rainbow fields of Bavaria or Barovia or Bermuda or whatever this is. Today’s exciting adventure will take place in and around THE BONEGRINDER, a windmill with not-at-all ominous connotations. Apparently two more kids went missing in this area, and one does start to wonder how any kids manage to reach adulthood in this country. When I first arrive, nobody is helping me, but there is a line queuing up for “dream pies” made by hags in disguise and… yeah, it’s totally cannibalism. The pies are people! People! Probably was a bit of a dead giveaway on the part of the developers that all of the peasants standing in line had weapons drawn, because I knew it was only a matter of time before they would be sent to attack me. Oh hey. It happened. Pew pew, I just slaughtered half a village of cannibals. Well, I’m going to sleep easy tonight. I kick down the door of the windmill and wade in, firing all … [Read more...] about DDO: The Old Bonegrinder
You know those horror movies where the good guys rush blindly into a place of certain death? That’s me. Seriously, it is me, especially in video games. I mean, here is a place that’s called “Death House,” and my first instinct is, “Yeah. Definitely. Let’s do that.” Welcome back to DDO’s Barovia, which I am totally in love with. I spent about 10 minutes poking around the starting village and soaking up the excellent pseudo-Transylvanian atmosphere. Huge props to SSG for all of this. It’s so well done on the visuals and sounds. Anyway, let’s rush after a couple of kids who allegedly went into this place! I’m sure nothing bad will come of it! I get kind of punchy in instances where the developers are clearly trying to unnerve and scare us, so pretty much the whole time I was running through this place, I was cracking jokes and perforating any surface I could with my automatic crossbow. You just know that the monsters in … [Read more...] about DDO: Death House