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Overwatch ‘Masquerade’ Comic Shows What Talon’s Been Up To, Teases New Skins

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 It’s been awhile since the Overwatch creative team gave us a look at the plans of Talon. The last bit we saw was the botched Volskaya job, and the newest comic, Masquerade, picks up soon after. Doomfist has escaped prison and gets himself caught up on recent events with Reaper.

The comic’s story is fairly simple: Doomfist heads to Monaco with Widowmaker and Sombra to meet with an Omnic in a casino. The Omnic, Maximilien, is an influential member of Talon and reminds Doomfist a lot of people were happy to see him imprisoned. One of those people, Vialli (who ordered the assassination of Katya Volskaya) sends men to kill Doomfist. Easily defeating Vialli’s cronies, they head to Venice. Donning traditional masquerade clothing (which looks certifiably badass), Widowmaker, Reaper, and Sombra clear out Vialli’s hideout while Doomifst confronts him on the roof. Obviously, Vialli gets thrown off.

While not much happened story-wise, we did get a bunch of little background information on the inner workings of Talon. As we found out in the Doomfist reveal, Talon is lead by a sort of roundtable committee. Four of those leaders, we know now, are Doomfist, Reaper, Vialli, and Maximilien. Looking at one of the last panels, it seems like there are six other leaders, making nine in total (now that Vialii is dead):

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New faces in Talon’s leadership…

The roundtable was apparently divided, as Doomfist disagreed with Vialli’s call to assassinate Volskaya, leading him to commend Sombra for her “ambition.” We find out that Sombra’s new secret friend in Katya isn’t so secret, as Reaper has been keeping tabs on her.

The main difference between Vialli and Doomfist is money, Vialli using Talon to create a profit, Doomfist to create a stronger world (according to Jeff Kaplan). Volskaya was in the way of their profits, but “she’ll keep the fight going,” leading the world deeper into war. The confrontation between Vialli and Doomfist leads to a wildly interesting line: “We aren’t criminals, satisfied by wealth and power. We know better.” Doomfist may have a warped idea of ‘better,’ but he now seems firmly in control of Talon, and he’s ready to start a war.

Aside from the story, the skins teased were awesome. Each Talon operative got their own Masquerade skin, Doomfist in royal purple and yellow and reaper in flowing reds and skull faced:

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Sombra in a court jester-esque outfit, akin to Junkrat’s legendary skin:

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We got a peek of Widowmaker’s skin on the cover, which looks similar to her ‘Odile’ and ‘Odette’ skins:

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We also can’t ignore Talon’s formal wear:

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The Doomfist patch is live in all regions next Thursday, so we’ll have to wait until then to see what skins we’ll be getting. Check out the newest comic, Masquerade (and catch up on the others), here!

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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