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Friday the 13th: The Game Implementing Improved Bot AI

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One thing that the team behind ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ implemented in the past few months that would have been extremely useful if it was available at launch, was the option to “practice” playing as Jason by pitting him against AI bot counselors.

There are difficulty settings and while it can be a bit of a challenge at times to locate the counselors, as they play quite different from live players, they have seemed rather dumb.

Well, the team at Gun Media posted it’s plans to improve the AI so the bot counselors have more of a fighting chance and give you a better educational experience.

  • AI will now be equipped with Perks that better match the selected difficulty level. Playing on Hard? The counselors might be packing a Perk that starts them out with a defensive item, just like their human counterparts.
  • AI will be better at choosing a hiding spot, and what cabins they should enter based on the number of other counselors in the cabin.
  • At higher difficulties, counselors will more carefully select and use weapons, especially weighing their chance to stun. They’ll probably ditch that stick for something that packs a bit more punch.
  • AI might not be able to appreciate music, but higher difficulty AI will use the radios located in the cabins as a means of distraction.
  • Higher difficulty AI can shoot more accurately, place traps, and will attempt to open Jason’s traps with pocket knives.
  • They have become better at repairing vehicles and letting friends into a repaired car before they take off, as well as getting back onto the road in case they wreck.
  • Counselors will react more realistically to sounds – broken windows, doors, walls – and depending on difficulty and the counselor you snatch up, they may have an easier time of breaking free of Jason’s grasp.

We believe that these changes will allow our Jason players to face a greater challenge against the Offline Bot AI.“

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Football Manager 2023 Arrives in November

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SEGA has announced that Football Manager 2023 will be making it’s official arrival on October 8th, across Playstation 5, Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, and on day one through Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.

Additionally, Football Manager 2023 Mobile for iOS and Android will also arrive on November 8th.

“FM23 marks another significant step forward for the Football Manager series as we debut on two new platforms,” said Miles Jacobson, Sports Interactive’s studio director. “Fans have been calling for us to produce a PlayStation title for a number of years, so I’m excited for those players to now get the chance to experience the closest thing to being a real football manager.”

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September Xbox Game Pass Games Announced

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Xbox is rolling out their select slate of games for Xbox Game Pass for the month of September and is highlighted by the Disney farming life sim Disney Dreamlight Valley. Opus Magnum (PC) and Train Sim World 3 (console, PC) are also available.

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation on PC, and DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace on PC, console and cloud, arrive on September 13th.

You Suck at Parking will release day one on cloud, console and PC on September 14th while Rhythm FPS Metal: Hellsinger (PC, Xbox Series X/S) and rogue-like tactics game Despot’s Game (console, PC) arrive the following day.

Additionally, Game Pass subscribers will also gain access to updates and DLC (and discounts) for Dead by Daylight, Grounded, The Elder Scrolls Online, Halo Infinite and more.

Here are a list of games departing on September 15th:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Aragami 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Craftopia (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Console and PC)
  • Flynn: Son of Crimson (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • I Am Fish (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Mighty Goose (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • SkateBird (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Artful Escape (Cloud, Console, and PC)

 

 

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God of War Ragnarok Shows Off Gameplay within Svartalfheim

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A brand new gameplay video for God of War Ragnarok, which is one of the most anticipated games coming to Playstation this fall, has showed off some of the action within Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Realms of the World Tree.

Fans have been waiting for some glimpses into the new game, and now they can check out Kratos and Atreus finally venturing into all nine realms.

Check out the new video, courtesy of Game Informer:

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