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Mod Brings Multiplayer To Just Cause 3′s Chaotic Open World

Just Cause 3 is best known for giving players the ability to rambunctiously cause havoc and destruction in its large sandbox world. Now, thanks to a multiplayer mod that recently released, you can go on a rampage with a group of friends.

The mod, titled JC3:MP, can hold up to 100 players on its servers, so that you can explore Medici cooperatively with friends, or go against them competitively in races and deathmatches. On the mod's official website, the team describes the multiplayer addition as such: "Our modification opens the door to incredible multiplayer possibilities including racing, deathmatch, skydiving, roleplaying or free-roam."

Last month, JC3:MP was released as a beta, and you can view the trailer for it below. It is now available in full for download via the modder's website. While this is the official release, some bugs are still in the process of being fixed.

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Just Cause 2 also received a multiplayer mod by an entirely different group of modders, who were also planning to make a multiplayer rendition for Just Cause 3. However, after the lead creator Cameron Foote was hired by developer Avalanche Studios to work on the Just Cause series itself, this modder group canceled the project.

JC3:MP is created by Nanos GbR, and while it is not available on Steam Workshop at this time, you can download the PC mod here. You can also check out our glowing review for Just Cause 3.

[Source: PC Gamer]

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What To Watch This Weekend: Overwatch, World of Tanks, And Pokkén

Hang in there and be nice to each other on this, the last weekend before people's schedules get thrown out the window. If you've just finished up school for the semester, don't rub in the faces of those who still have a few days yet. If your workplace is giving you a healthy amount of time off, be grateful for those who'll be working during crucial holiday hours. It's the least you can do. Wait, what's this feature about? Oh, right! There's a bunch of stuff to watch this weekend.

The Northeast Champions will be one of the last hurrahs for the tournament year for several games. Gears of War 4, Street Fighter V, Pokkén, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 and 3 – this tournament features competitive games and has something for everyone from new initiates to longtime veterans. (Streams / Schedule)

Las Vegas will be home to the Call of Duty World League MLG Open, the first open LAN tournament for the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Anyone who registered their team for the event will be fighting for a $ 100,000 prize pool. (Stream / Schedule)

The Counter-Strike ELEAGUE is also going on this weekend, with a major qualifier taking place between some of the most prominent teams in the world. (Stream / Schedule)

To round out our trio of shooters, we have the Intel Extreme Masters Overwatch tournament in Gyeonggi, which offers a first-place prize of $ 50,000 (Stream / Schedule)

You can also settle in for a whole weekend of Hearthstone action by watching the TakeTV SeatStroy Cup VI, which features a $ 10,000 prize pool. (Stream / Schedule)

If you'd rather watch Tanks duke it out on the battlefield, The WGL is hosting its major Champions Rumble event in Moscow this weekend. (Stream / Schedule)

And if you're up for some (very) late night Dota-watching, Evil Geniuses' and Newbee's Dota 2 squads will face off in one of the first high-level matches of Dota 2's huge 7.00 patch at the China Top 2016 event. (Stream / Match will begin around 1:30am tomorrow, CST)

That's it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed a big gaming competition or event from this weekend in the comments.

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The Powers In Prey Are Out Of This World

Much like Dishonored, Prey is a shooter that equips
players with an array of otherworldly powers. That's good, because the space
station Talos I is teeming with dangerous aliens that are ready to turn you into
another husk of space debris. Arkane's awesome arsenal of abilities opens up a variety
of ways to approach each combat encounter and environmental challenge. Here's a
quick breakdown of some of the out-of-this-world powers at your disposal in
Prey, as well as a couple of the unique man-made weapons.

Powers
All of the aliens in Prey possess their own unique abilities.
As you encounter new aliens, you can analyze their genes and alter your own DNA to give yourself their incredible powers. Players are able to upgrade their abilities through a tool called the Neuromod – a
device that uses light to scan and measure the brain before making changes to it.

When players use one of Prey's alien powers, they enter Psy mode. This mode temporarily slows down time, allowing players to precisely place their powers wherever they want them. This altered time state isn't a full time stop; players can actually move while in Psy mode. They can strafe to avoid enemy attacks, but the world around them continues to step in sync with them. but Psy mode gives players added time to think during the heat of battle. As long as players are still, the rest of the
world is still. The idea plays off the concept that as players incorporate
more Typhon abilities, they become hyperfocused and hypersensitive to what's
going on.

All of the abilities in Prey feature cooldowns, so you can't
spam them several times over. However, throughout your journey, you can expand
your Psy pool and find upgrades that reduce the cooldowns of
these powers. Players don't want to overdo it, however, because a Typhon monster called the Nightmare is chasing them throughout the Talos I station, and the more Neuromod abilities they equip, the
easier it is for the Nightmare to hunt them down.

Here's a quick breakdown of some of the
powers players have access to:

Lift Field – Players learn this move from
the invisible Poltergeist enemies. Essentially, Lift Field allows you to create
a reverse gravity field that sends objects and enemies skyward. Players can also use Lift Field like a makeshift elevator to access new
areas or hidden alcoves.  

Kinetic Blast – Some powers don't need to be more complex than
they sound. Kinetic Blast is basically a really strong physics pulse that you
can pinpoint to a specific location. It functions like a kinetic bomb that you
can drop in the environment. Players can use Kinetic Blast to push objects closer
to them, push environmental hazards away, or to simply damage enemies.  

Leverage – This physical ability allows you to lift heavy
objects with ease and even throw them across the environment. Using leverage, you
can clear blocked paths or throw massive objects and enemies, killing them
instantly.

Mimic – One of the strangest abilities in the game, Mimic
lets you assume the form of almost any other object. Using Mimic,
you can transform into something small, like a coffee cup, in order to roll
through a crack in a door. Or, you can use it to transform into a chair while
being chased by monsters, and ultimately elude their pursuit.

Mindjack – You learn this ability from the deadly
Telepath alien. This Neuromod lets you telepathically assume control over
another human. Another unknown creatures grants you a similar ability to take
control over robotic entities.

Psychoshock – This powerful ball of psionic energy is a
direct attack against biological targets. It also temporarily disables the
target's ability to use psi powers.

Remote Manipulation – Using your mind, you can retrieve or interact with distant objects. If you use this in conjunction with Leverage,
you are able to remotely pick up or even throw fridge-sized objects across the
room.

Superthermal – An ability similar to Kinetic Blast. However, when you
set off this bomb, it detonates in an explosion of super-heated plasma that
deals fire damage to a target area. You can use this to create traps for enemies or just turn them to ash.

Weapons
Prey has its fair share of shotguns and pistols, but here
are the more creative tools of destruction worth highlighting.

Disruptor Stun Gun – This weapon isn't sexy, but it's a good non-lethal tool. This handheld
electroshock weapon immobilizes both humans and machines with a short range
electric current. The disruptor is especially useful when someone is being
mind-controlled and you don't want to kill them.

GLOO Cannon – Short
for Gelifoam Lattice Organism Obstructor, this defensive weapon fires a stream of glue-like
foam that can block or subdue targets. It's also useful for sealing off dangerous gas
leaks or creating makeshift ladders to out-of-reach places.

Recycler Charge
As the name implies, these handheld devices are portable recyclers. Originally created as a prototype, players use them like grenades. When detonated, a recycler charge creates a kind of miniature black hole that attracts
any object not bolted down and breaks it down into material fragments.
The remaining materials can then be used to craft new items, meaning the recycler charges are both destructive and constructive.

 

Be sure to come back throughout the month for more information on
Prey. We have more features and video interviews, including information
on the specific influences that Arkane’s art team drew upon when
designing Talos I.

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Catch The Perfect Wave In New Game, Surf World Series, For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

A new surfing game was announced from UK developer Climax Studios called Surf World Series. You can catch the perfect wave when the game hits on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.

The arcade-style surfing game lets take control of waves and nail tricks, such as kickflips and cutbacks. With five different destinations, you visit key surfing hot spots, such as Hawaii and Portugal. The game includes 45 single player challenges, but you can also take your board online, competing against 15 other players in three different multiplayer modes. Climax Studios has yet to detail what those three online modes entail. As you rank up, you unlock various customization options to give your surfer your own personal touch. 

For more information, you can check out the screens and trailer below, or visit the official site

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Yooka-Laylee Release Date, Pre-Order Toybox & New World Announced

Developer Team17 has announced platformer Yooka-Laylee will come out on April 11 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC – but the planned Wii U version won't be coming. Instead, the studio says it's looking to bring the game to the upcoming Switch system from Nintendo.

Pre-orders are now open for digital and physical formats (for non-Kickstarter backers), and if you do pre-order the title you'll get an instant unlock of the game's Toybox, which is a sandbox slice that the developer says is spoiler-free.

In regards to those fans who have have backed the Wii U version, Team17 says they can move their pledge to any of the other versions, including the Switch. For more info regarding the game's release for Kickstarter backers, click the source link below.

Finally, a new world has been announced for the game – Capital Cashino – which you can take a look at in the new trailer.

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[Source: Team17]

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Poochy And Yoshi’s Woolly World Preview – A Port Stuffed With Extras

Yoshi’s Woolly World took the platforming the titular
character is known for, and dressed it up in an adorable fabric aesthetic. This
fuzzy exterior masked a game that was easy to learn but difficult to master.

Platformers are normally about making precise jumps while
killing every enemy along the way for the high score. Yoshi games are a more
relaxed version of this, with the main character able to hover after a jump and
able to ingest enemies, turning them into eggs to hit others or solve puzzles.
It’s a lighter affair punctuated by a cute story that motivates you to move on
to the next level. 

While you would think a portable port might be inferior,
playing Yoshi’s Woolly World on the New Nintendo 3DS ups the frame rate to a
smooth 60fps, a higher framerate than the Wii U version. That drops back down
to 30 if you play on the original 3DS, but it’s still impressive. All the
levels from the Wii U version are intact, making this seem more like an
enhancement than a port.

The old amiibo functionality returns, but if playing as Ganondorf
Yoshi isn’t your style, you can now customize your Yoshi with two different
editing modes. Easy Craft is like using bucket fill, covering the various Yoshi
in whatever color you choose. If that’s not enough, you can switch to
professional to edit each individual part, though only up to seven colors can
be used at once. These creations can then be shared via StreetPass so your
friends can see how many ways you can make Yoshi look like whatever character
you dream up.

Those who want a breezier journey can try out new additions
to Mellow Mode. Small Poochy pups follow Yoshi around, acting as recoverable
eggs that seek out secrets. It’s not a mode I will personally explore, but it’s
nice to know I could give this game to a less coordinated family member and be
sure that they’ll still have a good time. Speaking of the cute little pillow
pup, Poochy gets to star in its own mini game titled Poochy Gold Rush. This
replaces the bonus games of the console version with a runner style dash to
grab as many jewels as possible.

After spending some time with this port I almost wish I had
waited to play 3DS version. The fluid framerate looks amazing even on the
smaller 3DS screen and the colors are still vibrant. Based on what I was able
to play, this is shaping up to be a fantastic port. 

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Fan-Run Vanilla World Of Warcraft Server Elysium Coming Online Next Week

Preserving games can be a tricky thing, particularly when it comes to MMOs. Expansions and additional updates fundamentally change the way players engage with those virtual worlds. Fan servers attempt to give players a way to experience these games the way they once were, and old-school World of Warcraft fans will soon be able to revisit the game's vanilla version.

The Elysium Project is launching on December 17 at noon EST. It's the culmination of working with the team behind Nostalrius, which had earlier operated an unsanctioned WoW server. Blizzard shut it down, but the resulting online support inspired the company to invite Nostalrius' members to Blizzard's offices for a discussion.

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Nothing came of that meeting, however, and Nostalrius eventually passed along its tech to Elysium. Now Elysium has taken over, and it's launching in a little less than two weeks. Players will be able to check out the game at no cost once it's live.

[Source: Eurogamer]

 

Our Take
I stopped playing WoW after the first expansion, and it would be fun to check it out again. Since this is also an unauthorized project, there's no telling how long it will stay live, but players will at least have a chance to rewind the clocks for a while – if this release-date announcement doesn't give Blizzard the time it needs to squash it preemptively.  

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