August 2019

DICE is still adding to Star Wars Battlefront 2 two years after launch

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is still getting significant updates two years after its embattled launch - and it'll get another big one in December to tie in with movie The Rise of Skywalker.

DICE outlined a new roadmap for the game, detailing new maps and modes.

In September Battlefront 2 gets a new large-scape map called Felucia. Here's the official blurb:

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Scourgebringer is Dead Cells meets Celeste, and it's fantastic

Scourgebringer's Gamescom demo is about twenty minutes long. This doesn't explain why I've put about five hours into it so far. I'm intoxicated. This game is intoxicating. And it's so simple. And so direct. I love it already. I want more.

How simple is it? Scourgebringer is movement and connection. You zip around pixelly 2D dungeons, moving from one procedurally scrambled room to the next, waiting for the doors to lock you in and the enemies to spawn. Some enemies stick to the walls and fire bullets as they race back and forth. Others hover and take their time before striking. Some are swarms of bees. Some are pink slugs with teeth. It's all very unfriendly.

But you may be the unfriendliest of the lot. Light attack, heavy attack, gun that recharges as you do melee damage: it's quite a lot to take in at first. But there's also a dash attack that combines with wall-running and a generous in-air time to make movement as much a part of your arsenal as the weapons you're using. And there's a screen-finishing mega attack for when you're really screwed.

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Entire DLC roster for Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack leaked

We now know all of the details of Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack.


The details of the Kombat Pack were set to go live officially later today, but an official countdown video published to YouTube spilled the beans early - via its thumbnail. As you'd expect, the video has been pulled offline. But the internet never forgets!

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Pokémon Go's first gen five Pokémon appear next month

Starting next month, Unova region Pokémon will finally start appearing in Pokémon Go as part of the Ultra Bonuses, rewarding players for completing all of the Global Challenges during the Pokémon Go Fest event.

Only three gen five Pokémon are confirmed so far: Klink, Lillipup and Patrat. Klink can be found in raids as well as in the wild, and shiny versions of all three can be encountered.

Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will also appear in five-star raid battles, and players will have their first chance to catch a shiny Mewtwo.

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