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JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION REVIEW

My security advisor in Jurassic World Evolution has offered me a mission. I can improve my standing with the security team by breeding a velociraptor. This sounds ill-advised. Even more ill-advised is his demand that I breed it to have a genetic modification that makes it even more aggressive. This is the same security guy who wanted to test the park's security system by letting a dinosaur loose in a park full of visitors because the game had decided to teach me about tranquiliser darts.  

What's wrong with learning about tranquiliser darts while the park is closed? If this theme park management sim allowed me to fire employees I would be shoving this guy on the next helicopter out of the Muertes Archipelago. However, it does not.

Jurassic World Evolution is in a tricky spot. It's a gorgeous game—especially in terms of how the dinosaurs look—but it's beholden to the movie franchise in ways which disrupt management sim play. I'm also many hours in and really starting to chafe against the lack of depth in multiple areas. 

You begin your dino park management career on Isla Matanceros. You learn the core patterns of the sim, so placing buildings, making sure they're powered and connected to pathways and then start to fulfil contracts that gradually unlock more options. 

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Battlefield 5 Release Date Revealed For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

EA and DICE gave the world its first look at the newest installment in the Battlefield series, Battlefield V, during a big livestream presentation. Along with revealing the first details about the game's setting and features, the publisher announced when the highly anticipated shooter will hit the market: October 19.

Like many contemporary titles, Battlefield V will launch in two packages. The standard edition retails for $60 and will be available on the aforementioned date, while the $80 Deluxe edition gives players access to the title three days early, on October 16. The latter also includes five sets of paratrooper outfits, an assortment of Special Assignments, and 20 weekly Airlift supply drops, each of which contains one customization item.

As previously rumored, Battlefield V takes place during World War II, making it the first installment in the series to be set during the conflict since 2009's Battlefield 1943. It's also the first game in the series since Battlefield 3 to feature a cooperative campaign, called Combined Arms, which allows up to four players to work together on missions. Like Battlefield 1, the upcoming installment boasts a single-player War Stories campaign.

During the same livestream, EA also revealed that it won't be offering a premium DLC pass for Battlefield V, as it did for Battlefield 1. Instead, the publisher will roll out a regular schedule of post-launch content to all players for free as part of its Tides of War live service. However, players will still be able to purchase cosmetic items in the game.

Battlefield V is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin. Players will have a chance to try the game ahead of its launch on October 11 through the EA Access Play First Trial. You can read more about the upcoming shooter in our roundup of everything we know about Battlefield V.

PUBG Hackers Arrested for Developing Cheats, Using "Malicious Code"

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Several hackers responsible for developing programs that impacted PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and stole users’ personal information have been arrested.

PUBG announcement that was shared through the game’s Steam page yesterday confirmed that several people responsible for these hacking programs were apprehended just days ago. According to the post, these 15 suspects were arrested for not only unlawfully affecting PUBG with the programs but also for using Trojan horse software.

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PUBG's next map is a tiny tropical island

Jungle, not snow, as many hoped, will be the setting for the new PUBG map.

Revealing plans for 2018 in a blog post today, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds creative director Brendan Greene showed off the first-ever look at PUBG's third map. Here it is

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As marked, this unnamed, 4x4 km tropical terrain is one-quarter the size of Miramar and Erangel, which are each 8x8 km, including aquatic zones. "It’s a much smaller map and should give you all a much more intense and faster paced Battle Royale experience. It will offer a higher player density and shorter matches and we want to get it into your hands early this time around so we can use your input to make it a great experience for everyone," writes Greene.

It's unclear whether the new map will also accommodate 100 players, but the mention of higher player density seems to indicate that the capacity won't change much, if at all. The new map will go live on PUBG's test server next month.

Based on the concept art, the new map will only have five or six zones with structures, including what looks like a hillside village that runs east-to-west in the northeast. This raises big questions about loot propagation on the map—it would be a big change for loot to spawn outside of structures, so perhaps smaller buildings aren't accounted for in this concept art.

The rest of the island appears dense with vegetation across three high-elevation peaks and into flatter areas closer to the coast, while terraced land lines the center. A murky river splits the mass into three smaller isles—what will we call them?

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