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Ahead Of Apex Legends Season 4, Respawn Teases New Story DetailsAhead of the start of Season 4: Assimilation, Respawn has been teasing something new for Apex Legends. The developer runs Outlands Television, which acts as the official news outlet for events that occur in the Titanfall/Apex Legends universe, as a way to tell Apex Legends' story without a traditional single-player campaign. And ever since Revenant stabbed Forge in the midst of an Apex Games interview, someone has been stirring up trouble. After a brief report on Revenant's attack, Outlands Television went quiet--only to resume reporting the very next day about break-ins occurring in the Hammond Robotics Facilities on Talos, the planet that the World's Edge map takes place on. Later that day, Outlands Television managed to get an exclusive scoop: a statement that had been emailed to all Hammond Robotics employees. EXCLUSIVE: As an update to this morning's Hammond Robotics story, OTV has exclusively obtained an email sent to all Hammond Robotics employees regarding this month's break-ins. pic.twitter.com/RqSSzQsyPy — Outlands Television (@PlayApex) January 28, 2020 The statement, which can be read in full in the embedded tweet above, informs Hammond Robotics employees that an intruder managed to breach the Talos offices near World's Edge. After killing three security guards, the thief made off with the personal information of nearly 300 employees, though Hammond states that there is no current threat to any worker's well-being. Outlands Television's next report--which comes in just a few hours later and is embedded below--proves just how wrong the higher-ups at Hammond are. Three employees have been reported missing after not showing up for work, with a mysterious corrupted file appearing at the three locations each one was last seen at. New details are emerging as 3 Hammond Robotics employees failed to show for work today. While little is known about the presumed missing employees, the same (now corrupted) data file was found at all 3 scenes.If you have any information, please contact the Syndicate. pic.twitter.com/7mepHFeNsP — Outlands Television (@PlayApex) January 28, 2020 Though the file is a bit choppy, it appears to showcase a mechanical (possibly prosthetic) arm transforming over four images. It begins looking very human, before aspects of the forearm extend as tendrils onto the hand's fingertips. These tendrils harden onto the hand into sharpened claw-like extremities and the final and fourth image showcases the arm in its new shape--it's abandoned its human appearance for one that's more animalistic-looking, almost like that of a wildcat. It's unclear as to what this prosthetic's purpose is, though it looks like it could be used for either combat or climbing. Though not exactly the same, Revenant's arm has a similar transformation right before he kills Forge. Originally human-looking, the arm morphs into a blade-like form that Revenant uses to stab Forge. So these could be additional Revenant teases, but it's still not quite clear.
pcgamer 1 hour ago
Latest Rainbow Six Siege patch rolls out big changes, Ubisoft says a Lesion nerf is comingPatch Y4S4.3 nerfs some of Siege’s best operators and adds welcome changes to Ying.
gamespot 2 hours ago
Dauntless Dev Acquired By Mobile Giant Behind Battle Royale Game Free FireDauntless developer Phoenix Labs has been acquired. The Canadian studio sold itself to Garena, the Singapore-based video game company owned by Sea Limited. In a joint statement, the companies said, "The teams intend to work together to continue building Phoenix Labs' world-class development team, supporting the growth of Dauntless, and exploring new opportunities in global markets and on mobile." The transaction closed "in recent days," but terms were not disclosed. Phoenix Labs CEO Jesse Houston said Garena--which was an early investor in Phoenix Labs--has been a great partner for Dauntless since its early days, and he is excited to scale up their partnership with this acquisition. "With this next step, we're able to ensure that we can provide the best possible experience for Dauntless players around the world," Houston said. "We're extremely excited about what the future holds for Phoenix Labs, as we continue to support our ever-growing Dauntless community and explore future games." For his part, Sea Limited founder Forrest Li said, "Our skills sets are highly complementary, and we see many exciting opportunities ahead that our teams can explore together." Dauntless, which is a co-op action RPG, is the first title from Phoenix Labs following its founding in 2014. The studio has offices in Vancouver, San Francisco, and Seattle, and in total, it has more than 100 employees. It was founded by a team of former Riot employees. As for Garena, the studio is perhaps best known for its free-to-play battle royale game, Free Fire. The statement goes on to say that the leadership team at Phoenix Labs will continue to run the studio after the acquisition, while the two companies will work together to "add new features to Dauntless" and look to grow in places like Asia and Latin America. Dauntless is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch; the PC version is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. A mobile version is also in the works.
kotaku 2 hours ago
Henry Cavill Breaks Down The Witcher's Best Fight SceneBecause DVD commentary doesn’t exist in 2020, these videos Netflix are releasing to YouTube are (for now at least) about as close as we’re going to get to seeing the cast and crew talk about how The Witcher was actually made. Read more...
pcgamer 3 hours ago
Important: you can now hit things in Monster Hunter: World with a giant meat hammerDon't miss out on crafting the Juicy Well-done Hammer during Monster Hunter's anniversary festival.
gamespot 3 hours ago
You Can Win Nintendo Switch Eshop Credit In Tetris 99's Next EventTetris 99's next Maximus Cup event is set for this week. The competition kicks off at 11 PM PT on Thursday, January 30, and while there are no special crossover themes up for grabs this time, you do have a chance to win some credit for the Nintendo Switch Eshop. The Maximus Cup event runs until 10:59 PM PT on February 3. Each time you play an online match during the competition period, you'll earn points depending on how well you place. The top 999 players who amass the most points by the end of the competition will earn 999 My Nintendo Gold points, which is roughly equivalent to $10 in Switch Eshop credit. You'll need to have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription to participate in the Maximus Cup. Memberships cost $4 for one month, $8 for three months, and $20 for one year. You can also pick up a physical copy of Tetris 99, which includes the game's Big Block DLC and a 12-month NSO subscription, at retailers for $30 USD. Nintendo has been holding Maximus Cup events for Tetris 99 on a near monthly basis since the game launched last February. While a few have previously offered My Nintendo Gold points as a reward, many of the events have given players a chance to unlock in-game themes based on other Switch titles, such as Pokemon Sword and Shield and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Tetris 99 recently received a big update that added a new Team Battle mode to the game. This mode gives players the option to join one of four different colored teams at the start of a match and vie to be the last group remaining. If one member of the team is left at the end of the game, the entire team will be victorious. In other Nintendo Switch Online news, Nintendo is offering subscribers another freebie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For a limited time, NSO members can claim a free Spirit Board Challenge Pack for the mascot fighting game from the Switch Eshop. This pack contains a handful of items that will help you level your Spirits up faster.
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