Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Halo Series Episode 8 Review – Discussing THAT Master Chief Scene

Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Halo series has continuously been a roller coaster ride of good and bad, and few episodes encapsulate that as well as this week's tale in "Allegiance." Join us on The Game Informer Show as we discuss the eighth episode of the series, break down the most significant moments, and discuss the scene everyone is talking about. Your regular hosts of Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are back again and definitely have thoughts on the return of Master Chief, Makee, and Dr. Halsey. After a week away on Madrigal with Kwan and Soren, the focus shifts back to Reach and what the UNSC is doing about finding The Covenant and Halo. While the militaristic arm of humanity panics over other planets getting glassed by their alien foes, John and Makee are spending time getting to know each other after their shared vision of the show's namesake. While the universe's greatest Spartan and the Covenant spy fraternize in the park (and other places), Dr. Halsey continues to meddle in order to advance humanity in her image, threatening the people she's trying to save in the process. Will the good doctor's interference and the union between the main characters result in unity between the two warring factions or make the upcoming battle that much harder? You'll just have to listen to this week's show to find out. What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at [email protected] or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.

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    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Demo is now live!

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming on October 2, but if you are having trouble waiting until then we have some good news – pre-order the game digitally from the Xbox Store and you will be able to download and play the demo starting today.

    Once you have pre-ordered, search “Crash Bandicoot 4 Demo” in the Xbox Store and select “Get.” After the demo is downloaded, it will unlock and become playable.

    The demo includes three levels from the middle of the game – so it will definitely test your platforming skills with some fun new mechanics. And while the full game will allow you to switch between Crash and Coco, the demo focuses on Crash in two levels and a nefarious enemy in the other.

    Snow Way Out

    Snow Way Out is an ice level where Crash uses the Time Mask – Kupuna-Wa – to slow down ice blocks and temporary platforms for safe passage. This is the first level in the game where this mechanic is introduced, so rest assured that later in the game some of these time puzzles can get even trickier.

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    The level also includes optional Bonus Path offering even more challenge for those looking to check every box (literally).

    Snow Way Out (Cortex Timeline)

    If you’ve been wondering what it would be like to play as the bad guy, wait no longer. Snow Way Out has an alternate timeline that will put you in the shoes of the villainous Dr. Neo Cortex, who can turn enemies into platforms or gelatinous cubes to bounce on. He can also dash on the ground or in mid-air to cross chasms that would otherwise send him to his doom.

    Make it all the way to the end of this section and you’ll converge on the original timeline, and finish the rest of the level as Crash, encountering all new Crate types and updated Crate placements that provide a refreshed challenge.

    Dino Dash

    The other “traditional” Crash level included in this demo will bring in a nostalgia-filled chase sequence alongside some new phase shifting mechanics.

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

    Landing in 88 Million B.C.B, Crash will explore the Eggipus dimension that is littered with pre-historic enemies including, you guessed it, a T-Rex. With the help of Lani-Loli (the phase shift mask), Crash will have to phase objects in and out of existence to navigate hazards and make it through safely. There is another optional bonus path on this level if you want to up the challenge further!

    Pre-Order Plans: The Totally Tubular Skins

    On top of demo access, purchase Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time digitally (whether a pre-order or after launch) to receive the Totally Tubular Skins (available upon completion of the second level), which puts Crash and Coco into some digs that shows off their radical 90s roots.

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is available suggested retail price of $59.99, and can be pre-ordered here on the Xbox Store. For more information on the Crash Bandicoot franchiseplease visit crashbandicoot.com and follow @CrashBandicoot on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as developer Toys for Bob on Twitter and Instagram.

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    Pre-order and receive: – Access to the Crash Bandicoot™ 4 Demo, available September 16, 2020*. Buy digitally and get the Totally Tubular Skins for Crash and Coco**. It’s About Time – for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot™ game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe! *Demo availability subject to change. Internet Connection Required. **Available upon completion of the second level. Online leaderboards and Activision account registration require internet connection. Storage requirements subject to change. Mandatory updates may be required to play. Activision makes no guarantee regarding the availability of online features and may modify or discontinue those at its discretion without notice. Using the software constitutes acceptance of the Software License & Service Agreement and Privacy Policy available at support.activision.com/license. ©2020 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CRASH and CRASH BANDICOOT are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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