Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 – Brave New World Review

By the end of the second episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, titled Brave New World, I found myself filled with a hope that everything will turn out okay for these characters – even though I know it won’t. I’m primed to care more than I thought possible, given that anyone who’s played the original Life is Strange already know their ultimate fates. Insight into Chloe and her relationships with the other residents of Arcadia Bay has been the strongest element in the series so far, and despite the same awkward dialogue and some dull fetch quests, Brave New World does well by cementing what matters in this story.

Chloe Price’s world continues to crumble around her, with the shining light of Rachel Amber as her only reprieve. School and home life are both thrown into question as Chloe faces expulsion and her mother’s ridiculously antagonistic boyfriend, David, moves into their home. These events come with some unbelievable dialogue, much like the previous episode, but Chloe’s over-the-top reactions feel much more justified and relatable this time around.

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Destiny 2 Updates Coming With Seasons

Bungie explained how seasons will affect the way the game is updated going forward, and what that means for players.

During a TwitchCon panel, Bungie promised players can expect at least one big event per season, with four season planned per year.

While there is no big event for the first season of Destiny 2, Bungie did tease some future events, like the return of The Dawning.

Players will see a winter theme, matching the upcoming weather season in the northern hemisphere. The Tower will be decked out in a winter theme and players will be able to do things like throw snowballs and play hockey. The snowballs will extend beyond just the tower, so you’ll be able to pelt enemies with snowballs, as well.

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Every Ever Looks at Every Mortal Kombat Fighter

Want to learn more about some of your favorite games, hardware, and the history behind them? With our encyclopedic series Every Ever, we take a deep dive into the most iconic games, characters, and franchises in all of gaming, and break them down with expert analysis.

Each episode of the show will air first exclusively on Facebook’s new “Watch” platform, so be sure to follow Every Ever on Facebook if you want to see it before it airs in the weeks following on IGN, our apps, and places like YouTube.

In Episode 2, Every Ever turns its sights to the brutal moves and awesome fatalities of every single Mortal Kombat fighter. We start from Mortal Kombat’s ultra violent origins, going back to when the original game hit arcades in 1992, and follow the series all the way up to the present day, covering every character that has ever graced the popular fighting franchise.

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NVC: Switch’s September Success and System Update

Welcooooooome back to Nintendo Voice Chat! It’s the calm before the storm: we’re just a week away from Super Mario Odyssey, can you believe it?

In Episode 378, a wild Andrew Goldfarb appears to chat about his adventure trying to capture an elusive Pokemon in Texas, Nintendo’s hardware sales in September 2017, and of course update 4.0.0. Andrew joins Zach “Mr. Moiré” Ryan, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to break down many of the new games hitting Switch and 3DS this week and Sony’s interesting new foray into indie games publishing, which includes brining Tiny Metal to Nintendo Switch.

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Gears of War 4 Gets New Maps, Halloween Event

Gears of War 4 will receive a number of new maps and a Halloween Event on October 23.

In a post on Xbox Wire, The Coalition announced that the October Update includes the final two maps for Gears of War 4, as well as support for the incoming Xbox One X enhancements. Further details regarding the Xbox One X enhancements will be released very soon.

The two maps included in the update are Fuel Depot and Lift Apex. Fuel Depot is a returning map from Gears of War 1 and 2. The map features a larger size that provides opportunities to flank enemies, and tension for players navigating the open spaces while avoiding Longshot sniper fire.

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Horizon: The Frozen Wilds Trademark Reportedly Suspended

Sony’s trademark for the Horizon: Zero Dawn expansion The Frozen Wilds has reportedly been suspended because of a mobile slot machine game.

NeoGAF user Rösti discovered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) suspension notice, which is reportedly over a month old. In the notice, USPTO states that mobile game developer Huuuge Games filed for a similar trademark before Sony.

Huuuge Games filed a trademark for its mobile slot machine game Frozen Wild.

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