Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric is a freelance writer who enjoys talking about video games, movies, books and Dallas-based sports teams. Every week he watches a random film from his collection of several hundred DVDs and live tweets about it @RogueWatson. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and daughter, two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, some hermit crabs and a bookshelf full of Transformers.

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Herbivore Dinosaur Pack Adds New Dinosaurs to Jurassic World Evolution

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A mini-DLC pack has been released for dinosaur park sim Jurassic World Evolution. Much like the Carnivore Dinosaur Pack that released earlier this year, The Herbivore Dinosaur Pack adds three new dinosaurs for $4.99. It’s available on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Here are the official descriptions of the new dinosaurs in the Herbivore Dinosaur Pack:

  • The Dryosaurus is a forest dweller who relies on speed and dexterity for survival, using its stiff tail as ballast to swiftly change direction while running.
  • The Homalocephale gets its name from the smooth, even shape of her head. It sports a flat, wedge-shaped skull used as a tool for head-butting.
  • The Nigersaurus is one of the smallest Sauropods discovered. It measures 9 meters long and despite its long neck, the Nigersaurus is a grazer, feeding from plants close to the ground and near riverbeds.

Also releasing with the Herbivore Dinosaur Pack is the free 1.10 Update, which adds a sandbox mode to every island. Previously only Isla Nublar was used as a sandbox park.

Islands must first be unlocked via the campaign (or purchased for DLC islands). Once unlocked the other islands can now be played in sandbox mode from the main menu. Note that research levels are still unlocked via the campaign.

In sandbox mode, feeders can be set to infinite. The 1.10 patch brings a much requested feature to immediately refill all feeders, rather than wait for rangers to restock them.

Jurassic World Evolution and the Herbivore Dinosaur Pack are available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

First Three Dragon Quest Games Coming to Switch Sept. 27

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Square Enix is bringing the first three Dragon Quest games to Nintendo Switch on September 27.

The original three Dragon Quest games are known as the Erdrick trilogy, and include Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation.

The original Dragon Quest launched in 1986, but didn’t reach North America until 1989, under the title Dragon Warrior, for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The series would remain under the Dragon Warrior name up until Dragon Quest 8 in 2002.

The RPG series was incredibly popular in Japan, though lagged behind Final Fantasy’s popularity in the United States. Both series were instrumental in jump-starting the entire Japanese Role-Playing genre on consoles. The Dragon Quest games spawned numerous sequels, including Dragon Quest 2 and 3, which hit North America in 1990, and 1992 respectively. The latest game in the series, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, released last year.

The Erdrick trilogy is named after a legendary hero, from whom the original protagonist is a descendant. The first three games involve the Erdrick bloodline, though each tells a separate, complete story.

Those hoping to relive the classic games in all their pixelated glory may be disappointed to learn that the Switch ports are not using the original 8-bit games, but the more recently remastered mobile ports, with updated art and menus.

The three games will be sold separately on the Nintendo eShop. Dragon Quest will be $4.99, Dragon Quest 2 will be $6.49, while Dragon Quest 3 will be priced at $12.49. All three games are rated T for Teen.