ATVG’s 2018 Game Of The Year – Shadowgun Legends

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Releasing back in March, it’s not hard to argue that Shadowgun Legends from Madfinger Games┬áis Apple TV’s biggest and most ambitious title.

This sci-fi FPS takes full advantage of the fact that Apple TV is capable of portraying itself as a gaming console, and able to carry the weight of games that are more than just mobile ports of auto-runners and puzzle games.

Releasing Shadowgun Legends was just the beginning, as the remainder of 2018 saw a steady stream of improvements and free content updates.

Hit the continue button below to read more about why it’s ATVG’s 2018 GOTY (also check out the full Best Apple TV Games of 2018 list).
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Christmas Is Coming Early To Shadowgun Legends

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Update: The 0.7.5 Christmas update is out now. Enjoy.

Original Story: Is there a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to gather in cyberspace with complete strangers and shoot each other? Probably.

Maybe we’ll take the edge off it and call it projectile tag. Or snowball fights with bullets instead of snowballs.

Peace and love notwithstanding, sci-fi shooter Shadowgun Legends is getting in early with a huge Christmas update.

How early?

This Monday.
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Shadowgun Legends – A Road Map For 2018 Updates

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Update: So much for well-made plans. Soon after posting the original story below, the 0.5.2 update came through with its many bug fixes, but it seems new bugs were born as a result. Yesterday Madfinger Games released a quick hotfix to deal with those new bugs, which is now of course known as 0.5.3. Sooo…the update noted in the original story below, which I refer to as 0.5.3 – the one with the new content – is still yet to come, and will now be known as 0.5.4.

Make sense? Yep. Read on.

Original Story: This week’s Thursday night stream from Madfinger Games was a treasure trove of information, with the studio laying out a road map of updates for its excellent sci-fi FPS – Shadowgun Legends.

If you’re not yet aware of Madfinger’s very Destiny-flavoured shooter, you can get up to speed right here with ATVG’s review. If there was an option to turn off the constant action-hero one-liners such as “Damn, that hurt” and “Big ugly alien” I’d have almost nothing to complain about.

Since release, Madfinger has been rolling out updates at a steady pace, with the first big content update – 0.5.0 – bringing among a bunch of other stuff, two new raids – Brothers of Fire, and Hivemind.

0.5.1 was then rolled out a few days afterwards to fix everything that 0.5.0 broke.

And by the time you read this post, update 0.5.2 may have already landed.

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Full Patch Notes Revealed For Upcoming Shadowgun Legends Update

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May 30th. Let’s get that out of the way first, because what you really want to know is when.

ATVG previously posted a preview of the incoming content update for Shadowgun Legends, and we knew a bunch, but only the vague outlines. Late this week however, Madfinger Games has coloured in the remaining blanks by releasing the full patch notes for Shadowgun Legends version 0.5.0, releasing at the end of May. And it’s a huge update.

Originally scheduled for mid-May, it was delayed to make way for a smaller preliminary update, paving the way to the main attraction with a bunch of bug fixes. Probably a good idea.

In Madfinger’s weekly stream, we even got a peak at some gameplay video of the revamped Hub, and there’s some interesting additions. Along with a look at some of the big-ticket items coming in the 0.5.0 update, the stream is embedded over on page 2.

So as usual, hit the page 2 button below for more.

5 Of The Best Tips For Shadowgun Legends

7. Coop With Friends

ATVG has been going pretty hard at Shadowgun Legends since Madfinger Games released its excellent sci-fi FPS MMO back in March, and you can get up to speed with our full review right here.

The studio is scheduled to release its first big content update in mid-May, and with two new raids on the way, right now is a great time to learn how to maximise your efforts.

These five tips won’t revolutionise your gameplay, but they’ll definitely add a little edge to your efficiency. They’re great common-sense ideas; the sorts of things that may not occur to you until someone points out the bleeding obvious.

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Two New Raids Coming To Shadowgun Legends In May Update

4. FAME

Update: Madfinger Games announced Friday night that the big content update has been delayed until the end of May, and instead pushed out a smaller update last week to pave the way for the bigger one, squashing a bunch of bugs. Delays are never fun, but I’d rather be able to play the two new raids smoothly than receive a broken update. Silver lining folks. Read on for ATVG’s original piece detailing what you can now expect towards the end of the month.

Original Story:

MMOs are a marathon, not a sprint.

They constantly evolve over time, growing with each new update as they’re balanced and tweaked, with studios shifting focus and pivoting as player-feedback helps to guide these complex machines with many moving parts.

We recently dropped our full review of Shadowgun Legends from Madfinger Games, and while it has its flaws, ATVG highly recommends you add this excellent sci-fi FPS MMO to your Apple TV gaming library. For the price of entry, which is nothing, you’ll get a hell of a lot of game.

And there’s more on the way.

The constant tweaking and balancing will always be a big part of any MMO, but new content will always be the most exciting for players. In Madfinger Games’ eigthteenth MADstream this week, the studio dropped a whole bunch of news about a huge slice of new content coming very soon, and we’ve boiled it down for your reading pleasure.

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Review: Shadowgun Legends – Destiny Calls

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Forging my way through to level 20 – the current level-cap in Shadowgun Legends – has been an epic journey.

I’ve seen Regis fall to his knees in The Voltaic Fist raid, lent a hand bringing Riksh’s spinning blade to a halt in The Blade Dancer, fended off waves of cannon-fodder in the Bronze and Silver Arenas, sucked at PvP, fought a massive (and ongoing) story campaign, and even formed a guild.

There’s no need to be coy about it, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of Madfinger Games’ sci-fi MMO shooter.

It’s not without its faults, and we’ll have a look at those, but along with recent releases such as VAST, Evoland 2, and Chrono Trigger, Shadowgun Legends is another shot in the arm that the Apple TV gaming platform needed. It’s big (really big), loud (sometimes too loud), and yes, it’s a lot like Destiny. But that’s all we’ll say about that, because really, what’s the point?

I could fill many pages with Destiny comparisons, but I’d rather talk about Shadowgun Legends, because Destiny doesn’t exist for the Apple TV platform, and this folks, is The Apple TV Gaming Blog.

Suffice it to say, if you own an Apple TV (fourth- or fifth-generation, either is fine) and a controller, you need SL in your life.

But if you want to go deeper, hit the page 2 button below.