Pull heists as a sentient spaceship in A Long Journey To An Uncertain End

Don’tcha know it’s illegal for spaceships to have consciousness ’round here? Set to take off sometime next year, A Long Journey To An Uncertain End is the galaxy-hopping debut from Crispy Creative, a narrative management space opera that seems to imagine a version of Cowboy Bebop where the eponymous starship had the final say in all the semi-legal shenanigans. And also one where Ein’s a hologram, I guess.

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Among Us has been overrun by a politically-charged spam attack

Last weekend, Among Us was experiencing the highest of highs, with hundreds of thousands of eyes watching US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face off against both streamers and a fellow politician in the spacey stab ’em up. Unfortunately for developers Innersloth, however, it didn’t take long for that high to come crashing down. This week saw a seemingly massive spam attack strike Among Us’ servers, locking up matches with threatening messages in what appears to be a far unfriendlier form of political activism.

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Review: G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout – Bland, Forgettable Saturday Morning Fare

G.I. No.

There was a huge red flag right from the off, when G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout had not been accurately renamed Action Force: Operation Blackout for a British audience. We don’t want to be reminded of the incredibly crap films, we want to be reminded of the brilliant IPC comic Battle, and its Action Force strips that eventually spun off into their own publication. Give us that, somehow, Hasbro!

We have no affection for G.I Joe. Maybe that isn’t the case for you – maybe G.I Joe is your favourite thing ever. Somehow, even if that’s the case, we doubt you’ll find much to get excited about here. G.I Joe: Operation Blackout is the most bog-standard third-person shooter we’ve ever seen. It most reminded us of Volition’s all-but-forgotten Agents of Mayhem, but rather than inheriting that game’s character, Operation Blackout has elected to simply ‘borrow’ its bland, forgettable gameplay.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies Onslaught mode won’t be on PC for a year

Even up on our high, turbo-cooled horses, we PC folks are not so above the petty factionalism of console rivalry. With Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War just around the corner, Activision this week revealed that they’re once again locking a bonus Call Of Duty mode behind PlayStation 4 and 5 copies of the game for a year. This time, it’s Zombies Onslaught, a co-op horde mode that we’ll not be touching until November 1st at the earliest.

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 24th)

Here are our picks, but what are yours?

Here we are at the end of another week, which this time brought us a seriously hot take on Nintendo’s business practices, a Super Mario Bros. 35 bombshell, and the announcement of an iconic rerelease for Fire Emblem.

With the weekend now upon us, though, it’s time to discuss our weekend gaming plans. Members of Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we’d love for you to join in via our poll and comment sections. Enjoy!

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Of Course Scalpers Are Already Listing Fire Emblem’s 30th Anniversary Edition

Not again!

This week, Nintendo announced it would be bringing Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light to the west for the first time ever. The catch – because there’s always one – is that it’ll be another “limited-time” release and will only be available on the Switch eShop until 31st March 2021.

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SuperData: 3D All-Stars Is Now The Biggest Digital Launch For A Mario Game On Nintendo Switch

High demand, limited release.

Digital video game sales have reached an all-time high this year. Just last week, for example, FIFA 21‘s digital sales in the UK outsold physical purchases at launch for the first time ever.

Now, according to SuperData’s monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has set a new digital launch sales record for Mario games on the Nintendo Switch.

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Among Us Spam Attack Bombards Players With Pro-Trump Message

Among Us is under attack from a series of spam attacks which may have already affected millions of games given the immense popularity of developer Inner Sloth’s social murder-mystery game.

The spam attack, nicknamed “Eris Loris” bombards an Among Us game’s chat log with a message to subscribe to Eris Loris’ YouTube channel and to vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections.

InnerSloth, the developers of Among Us, acknowledged the spam attack on its official Twitter account and says it’s “super duper aware of the current hacking issue[.]” InnerSloth pushed out an emergency server update to try and combat the problem, but it might not be enough.

Eurogamer spoke with the alleged creator of the spam attack who explained their motives, which if true, are pretty straightforward. Eris Loris’ YouTube channel already promotes homemade hacks for a variety of different games, and the spam attack is a publicity stunt. The rapid spread of the spam attack in Among Us is in part due to help from volunteers who are contributing servers.

As for the pro-Trump message, the alleged creator simply says “I’m a college student and I support Trump[.]”

Players are still reporting spam messages in Among Us a day after the developers said they’re rolling out a fix, and InnerSloth says players might get kicked from games as “emergency maintenance” continues.

Among Us was originally released in 2018 but has become incredibly popular as people stayed home for shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s become so popular that InnerSloth announced that it will scrap a sequel in favor of improving the base game, which is available on PC and mobile devices.

Among Us also got a huge boost in visibility thanks to a recent stream from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who played the game with popular Twitch streamers to raise awareness of voting in the upcoming election. The popularity of Ocasio-Cortez’s stream has great implications for the future of streaming and politics.

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Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.

Devilish dating sim Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp is out now

Ah yes, one of the many valid spinoff arcs for animated stories: the one where the gang goes to camp. Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp is the new sequel to teenage monster dating sim Mosnter Prom. This time the gaggle of monster teens is headed on a camping trip to the woods where—wait no I don’t think anybody dies. Not anyone that isn’t already undead, anyhow. The multiplayer dating sim is out now with double the demons to date.

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