Fear Your Shadow in Killer Instinct
Tired of your friends avoiding you online because they know you’re going to serve them a tasty 54-hit Ultra? With today’s free Killer Instinct update, the new Shadows Mode ensures that your friends have nowhere to hide! Shadows Mode makes KI the first fighting game ever to create asynchronous copies that you can train to fight exactly like you…on your best day! They do the same combos, the same footsies, the same mix-ups and even make all of the same mistakes. You’re available for combat 24/7 thanks to the Shadow Engine that watches and analyzes how you play and respond in every fighting scenario. With a touch of pressing the ‘Save Shadow Data’ button, it uploads the analyzed data into your Shadow character’s brain so that it will act exactly the same way you do. Once you have a Shadow created, it’s truly eye-opening when you spar against yourself and is a great way to find the strengths and flaws of your game!
June Brings a New Batch of Games with Gold
Summer is upon us, and brings with it more free games courtesy of Xbox Live Gold! Xbox One gamers get the epic tactical strategy game Massive Chalice, from prolific developer Double Fine Productions. They also get Pool Nation FX extended for another month. Xbox 360 players get the rip-roaringly wonderful Just Cause 2, an open-world, stunt-action game that gives new meaning to the term “over the top.” They also get Thief, the recent reboot of the classic action-stealth series, which challenges you to be both subtle and clever. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.
6 More Tips to Help You Get Ahead in The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt offers both a solid gaming challenge and myriad activities – which together make for a seriously in-depth and compelling experience. So you can make the most of your time with the game and stay one step ahead of all the monsters and ghosts trying to kill you, we’ve got some more tips for you (in addition to the pointers we gave you earlier this week!). All I Do Is Quen: Quen is an extremely useful Sign at Geralt’s disposal, providing him a one-hit shield against nearly all enemy attacks. Before any major battle – or really anytime you see an enemy in the distance – cast Quen on yourself. You’ll start your fight with a shield and a full stamina bar, so you’re free to use other Signs.
5 Beginner’s Tips for Success in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally arrived. It’s deep, it’s fascinating, it’s gorgeous – and it’s huge. There’s so very much to do in this game, and even the most fundamental systems are so rich and complex that any strategy guide could go on for days. But for those of you looking to jump into the world of The Witcher 3 as quickly as possible, these five basic tips will help you perform better in any situation. Many role-playing games these days tend to increase the challenge of the main quest or story in time with the progression of the player. Some even scale the difficulty dynamically, so that no individual element is too challenging at any given point. Wild Hunt takes a more old-school approach. The main quest line can move you very quickly into areas populated by enemies far beyond Geralt’s level, so you need to prepare yourself. You don’t need to worry about “grinding,” but you should do a bit of exploring before each next phase of the main plot (the game helpfully points out a suggested level for every quest, so it’s easy to see if you might be getting in over your head).