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The Ascent Mutual Dependencies: Kill the Fullchromes bug and how to fix

The Ascent Mutual Dependencies quest should be fairly straightforward.You need to find and kill the Fullchromes but there’s a catch. Finding the Fullchromes is the hardest part, and not just because the road to the meeting place is long.Watch on YouTubeThe Ascent Mutual Dependencies | How to start the main missionMutual Dependencies is a main mission you can start at Serenity Plus by speaking with Poone. Before leaving Cluster 13, though, we recommend completing any available side missions so you can outfit yourself for future challenges with Ucred and better gear.You can also start upgrading your Cyberdeck to take advantage…

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Battlefield 2042’s next reveal is… a short film

By Sherif Saed 2 August 2021 16:50 GMT DICE doesn’t look to be ready to show off more Battlefield 2042 gameplay just yet.Battlefield 2042 news has followed a fairly steady cadence so far. It started out with the proper reveal in June (and a tonne of information), followed by a first look at gameplay one week later. Battlefield Portal, the game’s second major experience, was revealed a few weeks after that, keeping the momentum going.Watch on YouTubeMany of those excited to see more of the game hoped that the next reveal would focus on some aspect of gameplay. And more…

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The Ascent Double Charge quest: How to use Stasis Overcharge

The Ascent Double Charge quest gives you a simple task with few instructions.Kill 10 enemies, it says, but there’s a catch. You have to kill 10 enemies using Stasis Overcharge, which the game doesn’t actually tell you how to use. Fortunately, you get a useful and stylish Augmentation once the quest is finished, so it’s worth the trouble.Watch on YouTubeThe Ascent Double Charge | How to start Double Charge questBeezelchek is the quest giver for Double Charge. He’s a scientist living in Cluster 13, west of the Cluster 13 map marker and northeast of the Rooftops marker. There’s also a…

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Halo Infinite datamine reveals battle royale voice line

By Sherif Saed 2 August 2021 13:18 GMT Halo Infinite may be getting one thing or another that’s referred to in game as battle royale.Halo Infinite has had an exciting weekend with its first public multiplayer test, and many people sharing their first impressions of gameplay. The excitement was somewhat overshadowed by a campaign leak, which appears to have spoiled certain events of the game’s story, accidentally left in the game’s files by 343.Watch on YouTubeDatamines of this nature are not surprising, of course, and one such datamine has uncovered a voice clip announcing battle royale. The clip, embedded below,…

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Activision Blizzard’s toxic work culture highlighted again in new reports

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit has empowered many more to come forward with their stories.The fallout from Activision Blizzard‘s lawsuit with the State of California continues. After the company backtracked on its shameful initial response, a number of other incidents have come to light, painting an even more grim picture.A wave of new reports discussed some fairly out-in-the-open practices that women and marginalised groups have been dealing with for years. For those familiar with company culture, the allegations in the lawsuit were not surprising.Sources told IGN that many long-time higher-ups were “untouchable”, particularly those in charge of profitable games, like World…

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The Ascent developers working to bring DLSS to PC version on Game Pass

By Stephany Nunneley 31 July 2021 21:09 GMT Apparently, the Steam version of The Ascent and the PC version available through Game Pass are not the same.This is according to players of The Ascent on PC that noticed the Game Pass version does not support Nvidia’s DLSS and that ray tracing doesn’t work. Watch on YouTubeSeems Neon Giant is on the case though, as it has stated it is working to bring the two versions to parity.“It is being looked at, with the intent of fixing it/bringing it to parity with Steam across the board,” said studio co-founder Tor Frick…

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Ubisoft CEO responds to open letter from employees, but group says “few points seem to have been addressed”

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has responded to an open letter published by employees earlier this week, and his response hasn’t gone down as well as hoped with those who work at the company.Earlier this week, over 500 (now over 1,000) current and former Ubisoft staff members signed an open letter to the company, criticizing the French publisher’s failure to deliver proper change after last year’s scandal involving members of upper management.In response, company CEO Yves Guillemot sent a mail to employees, reiterating previous statements made after the scandal broke, stating that the company has made “important progress” over the past…

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Beware of Halo: Infinite spoilers floating around the Internet

By Stephany Nunneley 31 July 2021 15:35 GMT Looks like there are some Halo: Infinite spoilers out in the wild.The first technical test for Halo: Infinite multiplayer is live for Halo Insiders, and along with being able to play against bots, something else was included in the test – something 343 Industries didn’t mean to include.Watch on YouTubeThat something is files related to the game’s campaign. But, of course, the files have been leaked online by data miners along with other information inadvertently included in the tech preview (thanks, Neowin). According to the game’s project lead Joseph Staten, these files…

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The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters are a strong effort, but there’s room for improvement for the inevitable console ports

Square Enix’s new re-releases of Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 are strong efforts, and worthy of your attention. But there’s definitely scope to improve with patches and future ports. Watch on YouTubeClassic Final Fantasy has a bit of a ‘version problem’. When it comes to FF1 through FF6, there’s no real definitive release you can point to and tell players ‘that’s the one to play’. The new Pixel Remaster releases don’t solve this problem, but they’re certainly some of the easiest versions to recommend. The games have been tweaked and adjusted in generally smart ways. There’s new sprite work…

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Horizon Forbidden West delayed to early 2022 – report

By Stephany Nunneley 30 July 2021 20:12 GMT Sony is said to be delaying Horizon Forbidden West to early 2022, according to a report from Bloomberg.According to the report, Horizon Forbidden West will miss its proposed holiday 2021 release and instead arrive sometime in early 2022.Watch on YouTubeIf accurate, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering Guerrilla Games wasn’t quite sure if the game would meet a 2021 release. Back in June, PlayStation Studios head Herman Hulst said that while the game was “on track” for release this year around the holidays, “that isn’t quite certain yet.”“For Horizon,…

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Life is Strange: True Colors trailer introduces you to the town of Haven Springs

By Stephany Nunneley 30 July 2021 19:21 GMT A new trailer for Life is Strange: True Colors has been released by Square Enix and developer Deck Nine Games.The new Life is Strange: True Colors trailer is called Welcome to Haven Springs. Narrated by the character Steph Gingrich, it basically introduces you to the town in which the game takes place.Watch on YouTubeIn the game, Alex Chen has the power of empathy, which she considers a curse. With this power, she is able to experience, absorb, and manipulate the emotions of others. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, she…

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Tribes of Midgard Golden Egg: How to get the Golden Egg rune

The Tribes of Midgard Golden Egg is a bit of a mystery at present.It’s one of many Tribes of Migard runes, but unlike most, the Golden Egg seems to have little effect on your stats. In fact, it seems to have little effect at all, though there is one useful thing you can do with it.Watch on YouTubeTribes of Midgard Golden Egg | How to get the Golden Egg runeObtaining the Golden Egg is the same as obtaining any rune, which means it’s completely random. You might come across one in a chest or as an enemy drop, or you…

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Steam’s latest beta brings big upgrades to downloads page and storage manager

By Sherif Saed 30 July 2021 12:59 GMT Valve is finally overhauling one of Steam’s most-used sections.Steam has a new beta update. Some of the changes in this one actually leaked two months ago, but players who opt into the Steam beta can now finally see them in action.Watch on YouTubeSteam’s downloads page has been completely redesigned. For one, it has a nicer look with a more accessible colour palette and more prominently featured game art. The page will now also offer more details about what’s actually downloading, and specifically say when it’s allocating disk space, which should end the…

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The Artful Escape finally has a release date

By Sherif Saed 30 July 2021 11:02 GMT The Artful Escape is not too far off.The Artful Escape was part of the stacked line-up of games showcased on the Annapurna Interactive livestream last night. The music-infused adventure game has been doing the rounds for years, but it now has a solid release date of September 9 on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.Watch on YouTubeThe Artful Escape is a psychedelic, glam rock journey of a young guitarist in search of his stage persona. To get there, he’ll have to go on a rock opera trip through the cosmos to…

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles quietly slides onto my GOTY contender list

Sometimes prequels feel superfluous – but at their best, they feel a masterstroke. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is the latter. Watch on YouTubeAs a fan of the core Ace Attorney series, I’d always sort of written off The Great Ace Attorney. A pair of spin-offs that was previously a Japan-only affair, I found myself inherently less interested in the concept of games disconnected from the main cast and narratives I’d fallen in love with back on DS. It’s because of that I didn’t even cry out too loudly when these releases were never localized. Now they have been, and…

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Forza Motorsport 7 will reach End of Life status on September 15

By Stephany Nunneley 29 July 2021 20:15 GMT In September, Forza Motorsport 7 will reach End of Life status which means it will no longer be made available for purchase through the Microsoft Store.This means that Forza Motorsport 7 will not only no longer be made available for purchase digitally, but the same goes for its DLC come September 15.Watch on YouTubePlayers who already own the game will still be able to download and play it and the associated content as normal.Features like multiplayer and online services for the 2017 game will still be accessible for those who own it.Microsoft…

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Marvel’s Avengers expansion Black Panther – War for Wakanda releases August 17

By Stephany Nunneley 29 July 2021 17:14 GMT The Marvel’s Avengers expansion Black Panther – War for Wakanda has a firm release date. Coming August 17, the free update to Marvel’s Avengers will add Black Panther, the third new playable Super Hero. Watch on YouTubeThe War for Wakanda expansion also brings with it two new villains, a new environment, new enemies, the Birnin Zana Outpost, new solo or multiplayer Drop Zone and Threat Sector missions, and more. A Marvel’s Avengers War Table dedicated to the War for Wakanda expansion will premiere on Monday, August 16 at 10am PDT to offer…

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The Ascent review – a consistently stunning and surprising action game that sets a new standard

It’s not often we get a game like The Ascent.I don’t know what it is about the top-down shooter genre that endears it to indie developers. There are too many of them – usually with a pixel-arty look, but simultaneously not enough – the kind that used to push visuals and environmental detail to the point that you’d want to hack in a first-person camera just to get as close as possible to their worlds.I would have been content with The Ascent being among the latter; it’s what I went in expecting. The Ascent is that, and so much more.Watch…

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Ubisoft employees criticize company’s “empty promises” following last year’s allegations

Nearly 500 Ubisoft employees have signed an open letter as they stand in solidarity with Activision Blizzard employees, criticizing the French publisher’s failure to deliver meaningful change after last year’s allegations.As the ongoing fallout to the explosive Activision Blizzard lawsuit continues, Ubisoft employees have signed an open letter showing support to workers walking out of the Activision Blizzard campus in protest of their management’s response to claims made against the company.Addressing Activision Blizzard staff, Ubisoft staff’s open letter (which was shared by Axios reporter Stephen Totilo on Twitter) states: “We hear you and want to loudly declare our solidarity with you….

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Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle expansion release date announced

By Jeremy Signor 28 July 2021 21:00 GMT More Mortal Shell is on the way. Developer Cold Symmetry’s Mortal Shell is getting an expansion August 18 that will add a roguelike mode that will shuffle Mortal Shell’s romp through Fallgrim up. It will also add a new shell for players to play as in both the expansion and the base game. The new trailer for the expansion shows off all the new features.Watch on YouTubeThe new trailer is a showcase for the methodical combat of Mortal Shell, but also serves as a thematic tie to the expansion as a woman’s…