The Hunt For No Man's Sky's Mysterious Giant Snake

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Out of the millions of creatures discovered in No Man’s Sky, there’s one monster in particular that has been perplexing players since launch: the giant desert snake.

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'One Night in Karazhan', the Latest 'Hearthstone' Adventure, Is Available Now!

originally at: http://toucharcade.com/2016/08/11/one-night-in-karazhan-the-latest-hearthstone-adventure-is-available-now/

After weeks of teasing, Hearthstone’s [Free] latest Adventure, One Night in Karazhan, is now available! This Adventure gives Medivh’s tower, called Karazhan, a Disco feel, so expect to hear plenty of fun music and, in general, enjoy an upbeat Adventure. One Night in Karazhan comes in four wings plus a free Prologue that everyone gets to play, and today you can buy all four wings for $19.99 or just one wing for 700 gold or $6.99. If you want to buy the full Adventure, go to the Shop, tap on Adventure, and you’ll see Karazhan there. If you buy the full Adventure in the first week, you’ll get a fancy card back. The first wing is the Prologue and at the end of it you’ll face Prince Malchezaar. The Parlor is the second Wing of the Adventure, and is also available right now.

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I hope you enjoy the new Adventure, and even if you don’t plan on buying the whole thing, make sure you play the Prologue so you can have some fun and get free cards at the same time. We’ll have guides for you guys that will help you make it through the Adventure as painlessly as possible and get your hands on those sweet, new cards. If you want to check out One Night in Karazhan, go to the Solo Adventures tab and you’ll see it there. Enjoy!

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Miss Pokevision? Here Are Some New Tracking Apps for 'Pokemon GO'

originally at: http://toucharcade.com/2016/08/11/pokemon-go-trackers/

Despite some promising action from Niantic in implementing a brand new tracking system into Pokemon GO [Free], this additional feature has yet to roll out to everyone playing the augmented reality creature catching simulator. The new ‘Sightings’ tab is somewhat effective, but compared to the glory days of Pokevision where the exact coordinates of Pokemon locations were plotted, it’s still a bit of a scramble to locate the specific critter you’re looking for. Thankfully for anyone lamenting the termination of this tracker, a few new options have popped up on the App Store in the past week which, while not as brilliantly consistent as Pokevision, do help somewhat in finding the rarer Pokemon in your local area.

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The most reliable option I’ve tried in the past few days is GoRadar [Free]. It uses the same principles as other trackers, in that it plots a Pokemon on the map through a color-coded silhouette matching its primary type. You can also click on an icon to know the time whereby the Pokemon will despawn and disappear into the Pokemon-ether. There are also options to view Pokestops, Gyms, only show favourite Pokemon or hide common variants, and also customise how distance and time is shown (for example, you can change the time a Pokemon will despawn into a Pokevision-style timer). While I did have a few issues with locating some Pokemon that were on the nearby section of the actual app – that Poliwrath refused to be found, both on GoRadar and actually within Pokemon GO – it has been very accurate with the Pokemon it does detail. Running around central London locating the likes of Dragonair, Dewgong, Tentacruel and a disappointingly awful Starmie was great fun, but that appears to be the main problem with the app – if you’re in a rural area, GoRadar doesn’t produce the same results as within a city, and the three star rating on the App Store reflects this.

Another option that is has an impressive four star rating is PokeAlert [Free], which is riding high in the free section of the App Store. While there are many users who have reported it working, I’ve had far more mixed success with the tracker myself. It doesn’t plot where gyms and PokeStops are like GoRadar does, and while it allows you to filter out the common Pokemon like Pidgey and Drowzee, it just does not seem accurate enough to be of any use. Its sprite-based overlay is certainly pretty, but a lot of the Pokemon displayed on the map don’t match up with the ‘Sightings’ tab or even appear when walked over, and it seems extremely happy to plot Doduo everywhere when, in reality, the double-headed bird is relatively rare to encounter. Maybe it’s just reading the data wrong, and PokeAlert can still be used to at least find out where a random Pokemon may be located, but I wouldn’t put too much faith in it for locating the rarer creatures. As the comparison below shows (GoRadar is on the left, with PokeAlert on the right), the two apps do not match up at all, but both being free means there’s no risk in trying which works out best for your local area.

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Even though I have only cited two examples of tracking apps on iPhone, there may be many more around that could be even more accurate, so if you have a particular favorite, make sure you share it in the comments section below. However, ultimately these options should just operate as a short term solution until Niantic rolls out their own new ‘Nearby’ feature to everyone, hopefully in the coming few days. Whether you believe tracking apps are cheating, or vastly improve the experience, it’s undeniably a good thing to have the option available for any players who decide to use them. There’s no telling how long these apps will be operational, so be sure to download them quickly if you’ve been itching for a replacement for Pokevision over the past few weeks.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition announced and we’re not shocked in the slightest

originally at: http://www.vg247.com/2016/08/11/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-complete-edition-pops-up-on-amazon-and-were-not-shocked-in-the-slightest/

A complete edition for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is slated for release on August 30, popped up earlier on Amazon. And now it’s official.

The Complete Edition contains all DLC released for the game and that includes Hearts of Stone as well as Blood and Wine.

The list price on Amazon is $49.99. We knew it was coming, but not this soon. It’s like Christmas in July er, August, rather. It is releasing in North America and Europe on the same day.

Hearts of Stone was released in October 2015, and added 10 hours of game time along with new characters, monsters and lovey dovey time with Shani.

Blood and Wine was the final expansion released for The Witcher 3 and graced PC, PS4 and Xbox One on May 31. It is an even larger expansion, with a large, new region, complete with new quests, points of interests, weapons and Gwent cards.

There were also smaller bits of DLC released for Geralt’s last hurrah. All 16 were made available for free and included new armor sets, the ability to change Geralt’s haircuts and facial hair, a new contract, alternate looks for Ciri, Triss and Yennefer, extra quests, extra Gwent cards and much, much more.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition, or Game of the Year Edition if you will, be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Crescent Moon's 'Legend of the Skyfish' Grapples onto the App Store Next Week

originally at: http://toucharcade.com/2016/08/11/crescent-moon-legend-of-the-skyfish/

Prolific mobile games publisher Crescent Moon Games has announced that their next title Legend of the Skyfish, developed by MGaia Studios, is set to release on August 18th. Now, there’s a whole plot and story to the game, but why should this game intrigue you? Well, the protagonist uses a fishing rod as their primary utility, and it seems like a fishing rod created by Hephaestus himself, since it can be used as a sword-like melee weapon, but also as a hookshot. You can use it to pull remote items, and grapple to faraway locations. That, the general Zelda-inspired look, and “Skyfish” being close to “Wind Fish” from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening makes me wonder if that game was a key inspiration for this:

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But lo, the Skyfish here is a villainous figure, enslaving the populace, forcing Little Red Hook to team up with the Moonwhale to defeat this ole Skyfish. The game is level-based with 45 different levels and some massive bosses to fight. The game will be releasing on August 18th, will feature MFi controller support, to go along with being a universal app for Apple TV.

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