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Titanfall 2 Solo Campaign & TV Ambitions Revealed

We haven't heard much about Titanfall 2 since the shooter sequel was confirmed last May, but now an interview on Forbes with lead writer Jesse Stern says the game will feature a full dedicated single-player campaign and that they are exploring the possibility of a television spin-off based on the game (thanks PCGamesN). Here's word on the game's storyline:

So we are doing our best to deliver a vision of grand global colonial warfare retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space. We imagined the next generation of immigrants moving out to the new frontier of an inhabitable planet. Rather than taking a traditional sci-fi approach to that we wanted to look at how that would happen practically, what the ships would look like and with machines that were designed for excavation and construction , demolition and working the land, and what happens when they are turned into instruments of war.

“What inspires us is the junction of technological advancement with the inevitability of conflict and war and what the next war might look like. In Titanfall 2 there will be a lot of [scenes] where science meets magic, but keeping it grounded and dirty and human and real.”

Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition

Just seven games comprise the Steam Top 10 this week, as XCOM 2 holds four of the top five positions on Valve's report on last week's bestselling games. Here's the list:

  1. XCOM 2
  2. XCOM 2: Pre-Order
  3. XCOM 2: Digital Deluxe Pre-Order
  4. American Truck Simulator
  5. XCOM 2
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  8. Rise of the Tomb Raider - Standard Edition
  9. Fallout 4
  10. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday! If it was up to me, it would have been Super Bowl Saturday, the game would have been played last night, and everyone could be sleeping off their hangovers today. But no, it's a party on a school night, so play safe. Here's hoping it's a good game, I share concerns that there's potential for a blowout here, but you never know until the pigskin starts flying. The pool is a done deal, but if I had to pick a winner I'd go with Carolina.

Super Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Tecmo Super Bowl.
4th and Goal 2016.
Link: What the L? Super Bowl simply isn’t the same without Roman numerals.
Stories: Beer trucks here for Super Bowl 50 continue to get stuck on Jones St.
NZ minister hit by sex toy in Waitangi Day TPP protest.
Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite.
Media: A Brief History of Swearing in Movies (NSFW). Barbra Streisand!
This Dog Has Better Manners Than Most Kids.
Why You Shouldn't Use Mushrooms At Work.
The Funnies: Weird L - FoxTrot.
Obscurity Security « EXTRALIFE.

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Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 Happy Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Planar Conquest Announced

Wastelands Interactive announces Planar Conquest, a turn-based strategy game that re-imagines and expands upon Worlds of Magic, a Windows 4X strategy game released last year following a successful Kickstart. Owners of the original game should be pleased to learn that this will be offered to them for free when it launches for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in the second half of this year, while a mobile version for iOS is already available on the App Store. You can have a look at the mobile version in this launch trailer, and here's more of the plan:

Today Wastelands Interactive announced that its new project – a turn-based strategy game titled Planar Conquest – will launch on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the second quarter of 2016. Planar Conquest is a reimagined and immensely enhanced version of Worlds of Magic – a Kickstarter-funded 4X game that was released last year on PC.

“We know that Worlds of Magic had lots of issues – admits CEO Leszek Lisowski. – We fixed many of them in subsequent updates, but we’ve eventually realized that if we want to unleash the full potential of our 4X project, we need to overhaul it and relaunch it. That’s how Planar Conquest was born. The game will not only feature new UI, enhanced AI and revamped graphics, but also will be expanded with cross-platform multiplayer, intuitive map editor, and more. Best of all, Planar Conquest will be free to everyone who already owns Worlds of Magic .”

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Black Ops III Weapon XP Bonus

A Call of Duty tweet informs everyone a double weapon experience weekend is now underway to help you train your guns to shoot better in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The accompanying graphic indicates this should continue until Monday at 1:00 pm EST. Word is: "#2WeaponXP Weekend is back. Which weapon will you be maxing out?" Thanks GameSpot.

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Out of the Blue

Apologies for the repeat R.I.P. last night, though in fairness, Lux Interior is indeed still dead. As nin correctly called it, I "Facebooked" myself. And you. Sorry about that.

Repeated Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Arc of Templar.
Block Bot.
Story: "MacGyver" Feature Film Reboot Coming.
Media: XCOM 2 Blast HamCleaver (NSFW).
Scat The Cat Goes Fishing.
How To Crack An Electronic Safe With A Magnet And A Sock.

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