Why There Probably Won't Be A True 'Year Two' Of 'The Division'

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It's hard to know what to make of the feedback from The Division's PTS right now, where players are trying out both patch 1.6 and the new Last Stand mode. PvE players sound like they feel left behind, both thanks to the fact that the mode is PvP-focused, and that 1.6 brings with it a lot of PvP-based changes that hurt PvE (no reloading while sprinting, lesser heals, etc.). PvP players seem better off, but still have issues with combat, and bemoan the lack of a "true" PvP experience because NPCs are still integrated into Last Stand. All this talk seems to lead to the topic that many players aren't exactly satisfied with "Year One" of The Division post-launch content, and they're hoping that "Year Two" improves upon things. The argument here is that Season Pass holders didn't really get what they figured they were paying for, rather Underground, Survival and Last Stand all feel like essentially mods of the existing game, rather than new missions or big new areas being added.


The Evil Within II (PC) impressions: Help, I'm stepping into the Twilight Zone

PCWorld

Take this from someone who hated the first Evil Within and never finished it: I think The Evil Within II might be brilliant. Think, because I'm only about two hours in, and who knows? Maybe it all goes wrong in the fifth hour or whatever. But the two-hour mark is where I quit playing the original Evil Within my first time around, fed up with its clunky movement and tedious combat and terrible save system. The latter was really what did me in--I was dealing with the movement and combat, but when an ill-timed death wiped away 20 minutes of progress I quit and never looked back.


'Silent Streets' sequel beefs up the AR sleuthing on iOS

Engadget

The first title had some slightly clunky AR elements, but the company is now using Apple's ARKit for its real-world clue hunting. That should dovetail neatly with the hand drawn artwork and professional voice acting that was present in the original.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel title leaves Peter Parker far from home

Mashable

Tom Holland's habit of "spoiling" the biggest secrets of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (not to be confused with Mark Ruffalo's actual spoilers) continued on Saturday night. The Spider-Man: Homecoming star shared the title of his upcoming solo superhero sequel in a short Instagram video. SEE ALSO: Who's who in'Avengers: Infinity War' The title of the Homecoming sequel is... Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here's Holland revealing it while he apologizes for not having anything to reveal, only to flash viewers with the sequel script's title page on his iPad screen. And here's a still photo, just in case that was too fast for you.


'Avatar' sequels add a group of kids because that's how you make a hit in 2017

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What do Stranger Things, It, and James Cameron's forthcoming Avatar sequels have in common? As of Wednesday morning, the answer is: A group of pre-teen characters. And with the success Hollywood's had reviving that old Goonies, E.T. and Stand By Me vibe, we'd best get used to seeing this. SEE ALSO: On Skynet's 20th birthday, it's time to admit AI isn't a real threat Fox announced seven new castmembers for the Avatar sequels, none of whom you've heard of before, all too young to vote or drive. They are, from left to right in the image above: Jack Champion, Trinity Bliss, Bailey Bass, Jamie Flatters, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo and Duane Evans Jr. Sounds like only Champion (far left in the above image) will be a human character -- all the others are Na'vi, so take a good look.