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Guild Wars 2: The Dragon’s Reach Part 1

 

NCSOFT and ArenaNet have released “The Dragon’s Reach: Part 1”, the newest addition to the ongoing saga in the Living World of Guild Wars 2. The third episode in this second season of Living World sees the whole of Tyria threatened by the Elder Dragon Mordremoth, and players must band together with new and old allies to unite the world’s races against this power.

If you log in today you will unlock free, permanent access to the story of The Dragon’s Reach: Part 1. Once you’ve completed the episode, you’ll be able to replay it through the new Story Journal feature and push yourself to complete even more difficult challenges.

Finally, this episode brings a host of new rewards. Begin construction of a new back item which will grow and change as your adventures continue in Episodes 3 and 4. You can search through Buried Locked Chests for a chance at one of three new Kites:The Ventari Follower, Prosperity Mine, and Crystal Shard Kite. Each Kite will grant you increased movement speed while carrying them.


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At a roundtable event during E3, Nintendo announced a new turn-based title from developer Intelligent Systems, creators of the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series. Named Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., the title will be hitting the 3DS exclusively sometime in 2015.

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Inspired by third-person shooters, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. incorporates strategy into its gameplay like Intelligent Systems’ previous titles, but with a twist. The game takes place in a steampunk world, with characters battling aliens using a behind-the-shoulder perspective. The battlefield is fully 3-D with a customizable 4-member team, and cover, counter-attacks, and ambushes are emphasized (like Gears of War for handhelds!). Also, a steam gauge is depleted every time a move is made, so players have to really plan their actions out before they run out of steam. New weapons and items will also become available to gamers over time, meaning more explosions and kabooms for everyone involved.

Bear Grenades better mean that bears appear out of a cloud of smoke to kill enemies

Visit Nintendo’s E3 website for more info on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., as well as other Nintendo titles.

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