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Beyond Good and Evil 2 Demonstrates a Change of Tone for the Series

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Ubisoft’s E3 conference finished with a big surprise: Beyond Good and Evil 2 is officially in the works, as demonstrated by an insane cinematic trailer. It’s been fourteen years since the release of the original Beyond good and Evil. It’s clear that Ubisoft has taken into account that players of the first game will have aged too, as the rather childish Zelda like tone from the first game has been replaced by a more mature and M-rated tone. This was demonstrated by the record number of f-bombs dropped over the course of the four minute trailer. I’m pretty sure the protagonist from the first game, Jade, didn’t shout “Bang bang , Motherf****rs” when confronted by the police.

The trailer shows a deal going down between a mob boss, humanoid pig and a foul mouthed, cockney sounding, humanoid monkey. The deal is a con, as the monkey escapes with the bargained object, onto the back of a flying motorcycle, driven by a human female character. What ensues is a flying vehicle police chase, complete with jet packs, gun fire, explosions and police vehicle hijacking, throughout a futuristic, Asian-inspired city. The trailer ends with the two characters entering a spaceship, to much applause from their comrades, and handing over the acquired object to a mysterious woman with a robot hand, green eyes and short black hair, reminiscent of Jade. The woman inserts the object into the deck and a hologram image of an artefact appears. The spaceship then takes off and flies into space.

Creative Director, Michel Ancel, teary eyed and emotional, then took to the stage. After many thanks to Ubisoft, the developer teams and the fans of the original BGaE, he assured everyone that they were hard at work on the game.

Narrative Director, Gabrielle Shrager, then explains that the game is a prequel and takes place before Jade is born. The world is run by corporations that create hybrids in labs and use them as slaves to colonise other planets, competing for cosmic resources. You will fight for freedom, with a crew of unforgettable characters.

The series is taking on more of an epic science-fiction direction, as Michel Ancel describes the game as a seamless online playground, where you can travel across space at the speed of light, exploring mysterious cities and discovering unknown lands. You can do all this alone or with friends, indicating that multiplayer is going to play a big part. Again, this is a huge shift not only in tone, but in game-play too.

Many players have been waiting for a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil and although it looks very different, it’s exciting to see it finally becoming a reality. Hopefully, much more news will be divulged on Beyond Good and Evil 2 during the rest of E3, hopefully including some actual game-play footage.

Video games have been a passion of mine from the very first time I played one, at the age of five on Amstrad!( Never heard of it? It was an 80s thing) From then on, I developed a great love for video games and have always owned some form of console throughout each generation of gaming, from the NES to the PS4. Call me a casual if you like, I was probably gaming before you were even born, kiddo.

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Arrowhead is looking into an auto-kick feature to address Helldivers 2 players who are going AFK

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Helldivers 2 has seen a rapid rise in popularity, presenting both opportunities and challenges for Arrowhead Game Studio. Although one could argue that the studio has produced a modern masterpiece, Helldivers 2 is still prone to persistent connection issues. Players who have shown great patience with the ongoing server issues in the game are now starting to clash, focusing on personal gain instead of uniting for the success of Super Earth.

IGN reported that players are pleading with Arrowhead to include an AFK auto-kick feature on the Helldivers subreddit. This request comes after some players confessed to remaining logged in to continue playing and bypass the unpredictable server connection process. This issue requires an urgent resolution.

@Arrowhead GS: You’re gonna need an AFK timer.
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The leader of Arrowhead, Johan Pilestedt, was informed about the problem and assured that the developers were investigating the situation. “I have already communicated this to the team,” Pilestedt confirmed. Regarding Helldivers updates, Xbox players are now petitioning Arrowhead to release the game on their platform after comments from Xbox boss Phil Spencer about the game’s exclusivity.
Are you still playing Helldivers 2? Would you risk the fate of Super Earth to fulfill your own self-serving wishes? Let’s all reaffirm our commitment to democracy in the comments section below.

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Cameron Monaghan Open to Reprising Jedi Role in Live-Action Star Wars, Under Certain Conditions

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Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi series has garnered significant acclaim from players, with Cal Kestis’ gripping journey of survival serving as a focal point. Actor Cameron Monaghan, renowned for his portrayal of Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Survivor, has expressed his openness to bringing the character to life in a live-action adaptation. However, Monaghan emphasizes that certain conditions must be met for him to consider reprising the role.

During a panel at FanExpo Vancouver 2024, Monaghan, known for his roles in Shameless and Gotham, provided insight into his perspective. While many actors would eagerly seize any opportunity to join the Star Wars universe, Monaghan’s willingness to portray Kestis in live-action hinges on the narrative significance and continuation of the character’s story. Merely appearing as a superficial presence would not align with his vision; there must be substantial meaning and relevance for Kestis within the context of the story.

As anticipation builds for a potential third installment in the Star Wars Jedi series, Respawn Entertainment’s reported development of a first-person Mandalorian game raises intriguing possibilities. Could Kestis find himself embarking on new adventures within this immersive gaming experience?

Fans are speculating and curious about the possibility of a live-action Star Wars movie starring Dominic Monaghan. Would such a project capture your interest? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Resistance Retribution on PS5 and PS4: A Platinum Trophy Well Within Reach!

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Step into the shoes of a resistance fighter and prepare to wage war against the Chimera in the remastered edition of Resistance Retribution for PS5 and PS4. Originally a powerhouse on the PSP, this third-person shooter makes a triumphant return to Sony’s modern consoles, promising an exhilarating experience despite its handheld origins.

From the moment you pick up your controller, you’re thrust into a world teeming with relentless action and gripping narrative. While the transition to emulation might reveal some of the game’s limitations, its solid gameplay mechanics ensure an adrenaline-fueled ride from start to finish.

Achievement hunters, rejoice! With a whopping 23 trophies up for grabs, earning the Platinum Trophy is well within reach. Most of these accolades tie into the game’s captivating storyline, ensuring that every mission feels essential to your journey. Whether you’re mowing down enemies with a variety of weapons or facing your first demise, each trophy serves as a testament to your prowess on the battlefield.

In essence, conquering resistance and retribution is more than just a victory—it’s an invitation to adorn your collection with a shiny new prize. So, are you ready to take on the challenge and claim your rightful place among the elite? Share your conquests with us in the comments below, and let the world know that the fight for humanity’s survival has only just begun.

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