New Walking Dead video game confirmed for next-gen consoles
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New Walking Dead video game confirmed for next-gen consoles

Published: 28/Aug/2020 13:43

by David Purcell

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The Walking Dead fans have been hit with a huge surprise as a new video game based on the AMC series has been confirmed for next-gen consoles. It will be released on the Xbox Series X and PS5, but also current gen too.

The series has had games based on it released in the past, including the famous Telltale stories that rolled out in 2012. Eight years on, another game has been announced and let’s just say the concept is interesting to say the least.

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Millions of eyes across the world will have been locked onto Gamescom on August 28. At the event, which was presented in a different way to the usual format due to the ongoing global situation, Fall Guys fans were given a sneak peek at Season 2 and some Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War news was delivered.

In the midst of all the hype, fans of TWD will have been pleasantly surprised by the reveal of a new game coming later this year from Headup Games.

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Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead announced

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Bridges have played a big role in recent seasons of The Walking Dead.

This one might hurt Rick Grimes fans a little, but the game is going to be all about building bridges. The former lead character, played by Andrew Lincoln, exited the show in Season 9 after an explosion on a bridge.

Michonne and Daryl looked on in disbelief thinking their leader, and friend, had died. Viewers know he washed up on shore just fine, though he hasn’t been back since.

Well, in Bridge Constructor you get the chance to build structures that are as strong as anything. A new trailer dropped for the game during the Gamescom presentation and it was a fairly dramatic entrance, too.

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What’s it about?

The trailer doesn’t give a whole lot away and really focuses on the drama of the scene. After heading over to Headup Games’ website, though, we learnt more about what this title will have to offer.

An official statement reads: “Join a group of survivors as they fight against hordes of undead walkers and a hostile human community. Build bridges and other constructions through bleak landscapes and ruined structures. Team up with fan-favorite characters like Daryl, Michonne and Eugene, and create safe passage for iconic vehicles from the series.

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During the trailer, one shot showed how the game may look on PC platform.

“Use movable level objects, explosives and baits to your advantage as you lure walkers into lethal traps and guide your survivors to safety. Enjoy the physics-based frenzy and ragdoll animations as walkers succumb to the forces of gravity.”

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So, it appears that strategy is going to be a big part of the gameplay experience, just like previous Bridge Constructor games.

When is the next Walking Dead game coming out?

You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the game. It will be released at some stage in 2020, potentially later in the year towards the Holiday season. No specific date has been mentioned in that regard.

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What we know, though, is that it will be coming out on Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC and on mobile devices as well.

Overwatch

Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

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Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

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However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

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“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

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Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.

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