"It's like making a new Star Wars movie," says Patrick Dwyer, lead designer on developer Robomodo's upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. "The originals are great and then the rest weren't as good." He's referring, of course, to the high bar set by the first four games in the storied extreme sports franchise as compared to the middling releases that followed. The idea, as Dwyer explains it, is to treat anything that released past 2002's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 as if it never existed. And that's including the horrible pair of plastic skateboard peripheral-based games he worked on: Tony Hawk Ride and its follow up, Shred.
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Secrets have always been a big part of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. However, when players get stuck trying to find Easter eggs in any game now, they don't turn to glossy strategy guides like they did in the 1990s and early 2000s -- they open Twitch or YouTube on their smartphone. Developer Robomodo had this in mind when creating Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Lead designer Patrick Dwyer says that his team's tucked away the hidden skateboarding DVD -- a series staple -- pretty well this time around and that's a direct result of how the community responded when the studio released Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD back in 2012. "The day it came out there were videos of how to beat all of our missions," he says. "How's that possible? It's weird hiding stuff knowing that."
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*several "They Are Coming" files in the pbe
Devouer [W] - Mana cost lowered to 70 (down from 90)
Powder Keg [E] - Now ignores 50% armor (up from 45%)
Ultima fans, rejoice! If you've been only lukewarm on the skills system in Shroud of the Avatar, and you really wished they'd go back to something more use-based, this is your update. You'll find a skill system overhaul in this month's release. Plus, I'm going to brag a little on their community again.
WildStar seemed to quickly fall out of favour after its launch last year, but suddenly the game is once again a hot topic for MMO bloggers. Are there second acts in the lifecycle of an MMO?
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CCP has announced that the Galatea update to EVE Online is now available for players. Galatea starts off with a bang stemming from the assassination of Empress Jamyl Sarum of the Amarr Empire. In addition to the fallout from this event, the team has revealed several more important facets of Galatea.