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Star Wars Battlefront Adds Leia, Han, and Palpatine

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Star Wars Battlefront has added Leia, Han, and Palpatine to their roster of Heroes and Villains. And they look so good! Seriously, check out the high-res images here.

In order to play as a Hero or Villain, you need to find a special power-up on the map that temporarily transforms you. While you’re in Hero/Villain mode, you are super powerful, so in order to balance out the battlefield, there can only be one Hero and one Villain activated at a time. Read More

LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions Review

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U
We played on: PlayStation 4

LEGO Dimensions is LEGO’s first foray into the toys-to-life market. The game stars Gandalf, Batman, and Wyldstyle, who are on a mission to rescue their friends from the evil Vortech. Along the way, they encounter characters from dozens of different famous games, movies, and TV shows, from The Wizard of Oz to Doctor Who.

Overall, LEGO Dimensions is a lot like other LEGO games, but with cross-franchise interaction and clever physical puzzles (via the Toy Pad, which is similar to the Portal of Power in Skylanders or the Infinity Base in Disney Infinity). It is hardly perfect, but I had a good time smashing bricks and watching characters from some of my favorite universes interact with one another. Read More

Halo 5 Master Chief Arena

Here’s How Multiplayer Ranking Works in Halo 5: Guardians

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Developer 343 Industries has published a lengthy post detailing the rankings and other features of the upcoming Halo 5’s multiplayer mode, called the Arena.

The Arena is team-based multiplayer, where players compete in a variety of game modes and settings.

From the start, players will be assigned a Competitive Skill Rating (CSR) based on their performance in a series of assessment matches. This will determine how matchmaking proceeds in multiplayer. There are seven ranks, each with their own tiers of progression within ranks.  Read More