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Far Cry 5 proves that having a lot to do doesn’t guarantee a fun game

If videogames could be graded simply based on a list of features, Far Cry 5 would easily be one of the best games out there. As with its predecessors, its map is pretty big, there’s a ton of things to do and the story is as goofy as ever, but unfortunately, none of these things really makes Far Cry 5 be a fantastic first-person experience, because regardless of its lengthy laundry list of features, it manages to be a middling game. Anyone remotely interested in what the Far Cry franchise has been dealing with since its third iteration will instantly feel familiar with the set up with 5. You’re an outsider dropped into a hostile environment and have to fend for yourself in order to make it out alive. In Far Cry 5’s case, that’s Hope County, the equivalent of the mountain part of Montana,...
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Obsidian sets sail for open sea pirate antics in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

The sequel to Pillars of Eternity starts out as about as epic as a sequel can: it’s the aftermath of the events of the previous game, and the player character is on the brink of death after their ship got attacked at sea by the demonic god who you supposedly offed. Having had a little tête-à-tête with an entity that’s more than keen on reviving you and setting you lose on Deadfire Peninsula to go after your nemesis turned rampaging giant, but not before giving you a chance to rebuild your character and decide on what you want to carry over from the first Pillars of Eternity, if you’re not loading in a clear game save that is. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is about as open as an old school isometric RPG can be, which is good, because I couldn’t imagine a pirate game...
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Help a good cause by buying Mercy’s newest cosmetic skin in Overwatch

Blizzard has just announced that Mercy’s getting a new cosmetic skin called Pink Mercy. Unlike other skins, though, you can buy this one directly through the Blizzard store, and 100% of what you pay will go to and benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). This promotion starts today and will last until May 21st, so if this skin strikes your fancy, give it a go! There’ll also be a few other items you can get during this period, including a bunch of in-game sprays by playing Overwatch and watching participating charity live streams. You can also purchase exclusive physical items like T-shirts (which look pretty cool!). For more information on how you can buy the new skin as well as the other in-game rewards, you can check out Pink Mercy’s official website, or click the banner  that pops up when you log in to...
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