Did Apex Legends have anything to do with it?
Did Apex Legends have anything to do with it?
I don’t like Dream Daddy. There. I said it. A game that de-eroticises queer romance in some apolitical neoliberal mystery world isn’t it, chief.* There’s a lot to love there, but so much about its technically-indie-corporate-sheen marketing gay romance rubs me the wrong way. I’m glad the game is there for those who need it, I’m glad there’s a game where queer folks seem pretty happy, but I’m not going to sing its praises from the rooftops just because the hype around a gay driven romance suggests that I should — and the only way for things to get better is for queer folks to keep making games about them. I guess you could say I’m grumpy.
It should be pretty clear by now that I feel all sorts of ways about romance in games — not just in Dream Daddy. Let’s say that our relationship is… complicated. I want to have a complicated relationship with games! I think it is so so important to walk through life with a willingness and openness to have conversations about what does or doesn’t work for you and why. I believe that this is true of all healthy relationships. You aren’t going to always get along, your partner is going to make mistakes, and it’s good to know how to apologise.
Anyone trying to fit multiple gaming consoles or other electronics under their TV without making a huge mess knows how important it is to get a high-quality gaming TV stand. A simple two-tier TV stand is fine if you’re just rocking a single cable box, but things can get crowded fast. Not only does it look bad when two or more electronic devices are stacked on top of each other, it can be dangerous since the devices tend to throw heat on each other – does the Red Ring of Death ring a bell? So don’t scoff – whether you’re in a dorm or other small space, or looking for something sturdy to rest your massive 65 inch TV, it’s important to look around for the best TV stand. You and your electronics deserve better, so we’ve put together a list of some of the best TV stands and entertainment centers out there that can help alleviate clutter, streamline your living space, and help your gaming HQ look more a little more professional.
Apex Legends encourages you to create a squad that leverages the strengths of the game’s characters. Its eight playable characters each comes with their own unique abilities, so composing an effective team of three requires a bit of trial and error.
If you’ve chosen Pathfinder, you have interest in scoping out the path ahead for your squad. As a scout, it’s your responsibility to use his various mobility options to spot enemy locations and strategic points of interest.
Keep reading for all the information you need on Pathfinder’s abilities, including his strengths and weaknesses, as well as tips on how to use him effectively and help your team to victory. We’ve also got plenty more guides, including things that Apex Legends doesn’t tell you, a list of myths we’ve tested about how the game works, and a full rundown of the game’s best guns. You might also want to check out our Apex Legends review.
Sometimes a squad’s path to success is made possible by a solid recon player. Pathfinder handles that role in spades with abilities that provide advantageous intel. With abilities that increase its mobility and awareness of nearby enemies, your responsibility as Pathfinder is to serve your squadmates and keep them in the know about what’s happening in the battlefield. With its endearingly optimistic personality, Pathfinder makes playing the scout a charming and fulfilling experience.
Tactical: Grappling Hook
Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook can be used to get to hard-to-reach places quickly. It’s your go-to method for getting a lay of the land.
Passive: Insider Knowledge
Pathfinder’s Passive ability Insider Knowledge allows you to scan a survey beacon that will reveal the ring’s next location. Use this whenever you see the survey beacon as it can greatly help you gain a positional advantage over the next team.
Ultimate: Zipline Gun
Pathfinder’s ultimate ability is Zipline gun creates a zipline that everyone can use, allowing your whole squad to reach areas not as easily accessible.
The Grappling Hook is Pathfinder’s deadliest weapon. The most obvious use is to get him to high ground for sniping, since you get can get some very good vantage points for the Longbow DMR, Triple Take, or Kraber.
Don’t discount the grapple’s ability to make you go fast, though.It can be used to do some fun tactical plays to swing around enemies or to try to get up and over them. Getting good with the grapple can let you swing over top of enemy positions to land in perfect positions for flanking, or to totally confuse enemies as they lose track of you. What’s more, with practice, you can get good at using the grapple swing to save yourself from bad situations by zipping through the air and getting away quickly.
Pathfinder’s ultimate ability is great to get to high vantage points for sniping. Also, this ability allows your team to traverse long distances, or flank enemies. It’s also great for creating escape routes; set up a zipline leading away from enemies as you prepare for an ambush, so if things don’t go your way, you can quickly reposition for healing or to make a run for it.
The Insider Knowledge ability is pretty invaluable, and you should be making use of it in every match as often as you can. It shows you where the next ring will be, allowing you to plan your movements around the map better than other players. You can use that information to get set up in strong positions ahead of other teams, so that by the time they arrive when the ring forces them to move, you can be waiting–ideally with high ground and a sniper.
In combat situations, try to stay up high as much as you can–as Pathfinder, verticality is a capability you have that other characters don’t. Pop up on rooftops, zip from building to building, and generally use your mobility to get to places your enemies don’t expect to see you. Smart players will try to get angles on opposing squads they don’t expect, so while the rest of your team is distracting them, you can show up on a nearby rooftop, laying down machine gun fire. It’s a great way to rack up kills and knockdowns with hit-and-run tactics.
Ziplines are noisy, but they’re much quicker than running, and you’re tougher to hit in the air than you are on the ground. Don’t be afraid to toss ziplines when you have them to help you quickly climb hills or pass over buildings, even in a combat scenario, because the added speed might be enough to get you out of harm’s way.
Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will now reportedly be appearing in Suicide Squad 2 after previous statements indicated otherwise.
Forbes added an update to a previous article that reported that Jared Leto’s Joker film’s have “fallen by the wayside,” along with the “Mad Love-type Joker and Harley Quinn film.”
The same article also reported that Harley Quinn would not be part of Suicide Squad 2, which is now being written and directed by Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn.
Sebastian Stan will be replacing Chris Evans in an upcoming Netflix film called The Devil All The Time.
As reported by Deadline, Sebastian Stan, who has played Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier since Captain America: The First Avenger, will be replacing Captain America himself, Chris Evans, in The Devil All The Time due to Evans having to drop out “over a problem with scheduling.”
Directed by Antonio Campos, The Devil All The Time also stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man!), Mia Wasakowska, Robert Pattinson, and Bill Skarsgard and is an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 mid-western gothic novel that is set “in the forgotten backwoods of a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio,