Day 3 of the Dota 2 Boston Major Main Event opened with Virtus.Pro vs Evil Geniuses. From there WG.U fought OG, DC and NP duked it out and Ad Finem faced off with LGD.Forever Young. Let's take a look at how the matches went down.
Day 2 kicked off with a bang as NA favourites DC took on Team Faceless. After that Chinese juggernauts EHOME took on NA newcomers Team NP, Chinese juggernauts Newbee took on EU newcomers Ad Finem and then Chinese juggernauts LGD Gaming took on Chinese newcomers LGD.ForeverYoung. Let's take a look at the best matches from the day.
One of the highlights this year has to have been the release of Total War: Warhammer, which successfully added a dose of high-fantasy to a series renown for its historical leanings. And although there has been a steady stream of updates to the game since its release, none have been as substantial as the upcoming 'Realm of the Wood Elves'. It not only adds a new playable race to the fold, but also provides a new mini-campaign set around the destruction of the forest and the protection of a giant mystical tree.
You may recall the name Gigantic, it was showcased by Microsoft a few E3's ago, where the cross-platform play between Windows 10 and Xbox One was touted as one of the features. In addition to wonderful art and animation. Well, after a few years of development trouble, and a change in publishers to Perfect World Entertainment, Gigantic is finally ready to make its debut in the form of an Open Beta -- available now for Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Grenade-launching crossbow anyone? Yeah, apparently that's a thing now -- and we couldn't be happier. Giant’s Shadow is a new free map coming to Battlefield 1 on December 20 and in players will get to relive the Battle of the Selle. Albeit a version where you can try and take down an armoured train with a grenade-launching crossbow. "Take that train! No wait, I didn't say that. It was, err, that guy." *runs*
Even though millions watched the Nintendo Switch debut when it was posted online a little while back, that was mostly per-packaged with images of "what we think Switch games might or will look like". In that the fun-loving twenty-somethings in the clip weren't actually playing working Switch units. In a recent stop at The Tonight Show to promote Mario's iOS debut with Super Mario Run, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé brought along an actual Switch unit to let Jimmy Fallon play around with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
And it's free. For those that took out a loan in order to purchase the Super Special Elite Gold Diamond Edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that is. Jokes aside, we're still waiting on an announcement for a standalone version of the Call of Duty 4 remaster. Because, well, that game was awesome. In the meantime though the December update for the game-as-part-of-a-bundle is bringing back more classic maps, like Strike, Countdown, and Showdown.
Developer Flying Wild Hog is offering some free DLC for the recently released Shadow Warrior 2, a free bit of Wang if you will. In it players will get access to a new zone, trials, and crafting abilities. As per the game itself the DLC will continue the work done of the sequel to blur the line between fast-paced first-person action of the first game and the dungeon-based loot-mechanics of something like Diablo.
The first day of the main event is underway now, and here's what you might have missed! We'll try to pick out the best game from each series for you to watch, although it might be hard if the stomp is on too hard.
A lot has happened since we last checked in on Star Wars Battlefront. A new Star Wars: Rogue One-themed expansion is available now for Season Pass holders. As expected it comes packed with content from the new Star Wars film, with a new map and mode centered around climatic events from the movie. For Xbox One and PC players, the game has also been added to the EA and Origin Access subscription services. A year after its initial release. And finally, a free PlayStation VR mission has been released for owners of the game on PS4. Developed by Criterion.