Warcraft 3: Reforged Releasing January 2020

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War never changes, but occasionally gets remastered. We’ve known since BlizzCon 2018 that Blizzard’s 2002 real time strategy magnum opus Warcraft 3 is getting the HD remaster treatment. Today we finally got an official release date for Warcraft 3: Reforged – January 28, 2020 on PC.

Aside from a full HD graphical overhaul to every unit, structure, and animation, Warcraft 3: Reforged will feature cross-play multiplayer support with the original game, and full integration with Battle.net’s social and match-making features, as well as auto-patching.

Reforged will retain all the original voice recording, but feature a new, expanded World Editor with more tools to create unique scenarios and mods. The entire MOBA genre started with the Defense of the Ancients (DOTA), which was a mod built out of the original Warcraft 3 editor.

In addition to multiplayer support, Reforged features both the original Reign of Chaos campaign and Frozen Throne expansion content. That’s seven single-player campaigns spread over 60 missions. Blizzard has previously confirmed that they’re updating and changing some of Warcraft 3’s story based on World of Warcraft’s retcons, as well as increasing the role of heroes who became more prominent in the series, such as Jaina and Sylvanus.

Warcraft 3: Reforged is available now for pre-purchase from the Blizzard digital shop, for $29.99. A Spoils of War edition is available for $39.99, and features digital goodies for Warcaft, as well as skins, pets, and mounts for other Blizzard games such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone.

Warcraft 3: Reforged will release on January 28, 2020 on PC (Battle.net).  It’s rated T for Teen.

The Sims Team Up with Ironhack to Provide Tech Scholarships

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In honor of The Sims 4 Discover University, EA has partnered with Ironhack to provide a chance to win a scholarship at one of Ironhack’s tech campuses.

With The Sims 4 Discover University Expansion Pack, Sims can go to school to learn the in-demand skills needed for their future careers. And with The Sims and Ironhack scholarship, it’s your chance to do the same. We’re offering players the opportunity to extend their in-game experience to the real world. This scholarship encourages applicants to learn and discover some of the exciting careers within the video game and technology industries.

The scholarship application is open to anyone over 18, until Dec. 17. To apply for the scholarship you’ll need to take a technical test related to your course of choice: Web Development, UX/UI Design, or Data Analytics. The test is available until Jan. 5, 2020.

If the technical test was successful, you’ll be selected for a 10-15 minute personal interview. The interview can be conducted via video call or at a local Ironhack campus. Personal Interviews are available until Jan. 24, 2020. Winners will be notified the following week.

Both partial and full scholarships are available, and Ironhack offers 24-week part-time and nine-week full-time programs for each course.

Nine Ironhack campuses are available around the world, with the only US campus in Miami, FL. Ironhack does not offer remote or online courses, and does not offer visa support for international students.

 

 

The Outer Worlds Review

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Available On: PC (Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I put about 40 hours into Fallout 4 when it launched in 2015 before I fell off, leaving much of the massive world and story unexplored. I’ve kept it installed on my hard drive ever since, deluding myself that I would jump back in to finish it some day.

After playing The Outer Worlds, I promptly uninstalled Fallout 4. The Outer Worlds’ tight pacing, excellent writing, and fun gameplay have completely satiated my first-person RPG desires – and it does it all in under 40 hours.

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