January 29, 2016

Ark Survival Evolved Update Adds Gallimimus & Other Goodies

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Ark: Survival Evolved

Today Studio Wildcard dropped update 255 for the Windows PC version of their popular prehistoric survival title ARK: Survival Evolved. This latest patch to the early access game brings a brand new dinosaur type into the world – the Gallimimus – along with other small goodies for existing players to find.

Should players be able to tame this ancient herbivore they’ll find that they’ve caught themselves a brand new 3 person mount that can also equip heavy weaponry. With three players mounted on a Galli the last player will be facing backwards giving your squad an additional vantage point to watch out for oncoming threats.

Here’s a brief dossier on the Gali from in game:

  • Wild: When someone asks me what the fastest creatures on the island are, Gallimimus is always a contender. Unlike the island’s many armored animals, Gallimimus eschews strong defenses for the ability to outrun pretty much anything.

  • Domesticated: There are two general camps on the use of tamed Gallimimus. One camp thinks that their inability to actually harm hostile creatures, and their inability to harvest most resources, makes them primarily a burden to the tribe. The other camp thinks that their extreme speed and ability to jump long distances is among the best for scouting and exploring… or just making a quick getaway!

  • Known Information: A skittish herbivore, Gallimimus even looks nervous when eating in a peaceful clear meadow. Having no real way to harm predators, it simply runs away and uses its ability to stay safe. I’ve even seen wild Gallimimus outrun speed-trained Utahraptors!

Also added in game update 255 is a brand new set of SWAT armor that hunters can craft if they have the right materials. It will protect your characters arms & legs as well as your head with a helmet that’s complete with a visor!


I went back to playing Diablo 3 and you should too

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

So I’ll admit it, I gave up on Blizzards latest Diablo game just over 4 months after it came out, I had hit the level cap, and wasn’t able to grind for the gear I needed in order to advance to higher difficulties. At the time the difficulties and drop rates were tuned in an attempt to force players to use the Auction House to get the proper gear for their level, or grind for endless hours. Level 60+ content was poorly organized there was no adventure mode, and I simply could not get past act with my monk. Since literally rage quitting during Act 2 (the freaking bees that shoot little bees) I haven’t opened the game at all. I’d say it’s probably been a year or more. Since then both the real money, and gold auction houses have bene removed (march 2014) and there has been a full expansion with a new character type (Reaper of Souls, and Crusader). The game has been patched quite a few times and holy crap this feels like a whole new game!


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Nintendo Warm-Up Sale for January 28th, 2016

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo is putting a selection of games on sale each week for the next few weeks, above and beyond the regular sales that we feature each week here. Dubbed the Winter Warm-up Sale the sales will save you up to 30% off select games. This is the last week for the Winter Warm-up sale so stock up now, while supplies last.

These sales are effective from now (January 28th) until February 4th at 12:00pm.

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