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Ghost of Tsushima sale snips price tag to $30 at select stores

By Jessica Reyes 23 July 2021 22:39 GMT Ghost of Tsushima, a Sucker Punch Production masterpiece, has dropped to only $30. This is one of the lowest prices for the best-selling PlayStation 4 title since its release in 2020. Get it while you can, especially if you’re not that interested in the Director’s Cut. Jin Sakai, samurai and sole survivor Sakai clan, takes on the role of “The Ghost” to defend Tsushima Island against the Mongols. He puts aside his honor as a samurai to sneakily disrupt Mongol activities and free hostage villages using stealth and cunning. Sakai teams with new…

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Opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games featured game music

By Stephany Nunneley 23 July 2021 19:56 GMT The 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially started today and during the parade of athletes, video game music was played.The music kicked off with the theme from Athletes Dragon Quest’s “Overture: Roto’s Theme,” which was followed by Final Fantasy “Victory Fanfare,” Tales of series “Sorey’s Theme – The Shepherd,” Monster Hunter “Proof of a Hero,” Kingdom Hearts “Olympus Coliseum,” and Chrono Trigger, “Frog’s Theme,” respectively (via Nikkei Asia).But that wasn’t all: there was music from Sonic the Hedgehog, Ace Combat, Kingdom Hearts, Pro Evo Soccer, and others.Here’s the full list of games played at…

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Genshin Impact Shakkei Pavilion location and how to unlock

Genshin Impact Shakkei Pavilion is a new one-time Domain in Inazuma, but finding it isn’t so easy.You’ll have to finish a world quest first before things take an explosive turn. It takes a bit of time, though the rewards are worth the trouble. Among other things, you’ll get access to another new weapon you can create at the forge.Watch on YouTubeGenshin Impact Shakkei Pavilion | Tatara Tales questUnlocking Shakkei Pavilion takes a bit of work, and the first step is completing the Tatara Tales quest. Head to the Kujou Encampment area just west of the Violent Court Domain, and you’ll…

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Deathloop: release date, pre-orders, gameplay, and more

Deathloop – Arkane Studios’ new project about an assassin in a time loop – promises an action-packed adventure of creative kills and thrills. Colt wakes up every day from the same spot on Blackreef Island, whether it’s the end of the day or the end of his life. He and the eight Visionaries seem to be the only ones who realize that the island is in Groundhog Day mode.To break out of the loop, Colt has to kill the Visionaries — a plan that they don’t seem to approve of. The Visionaries order islanders to kill Colt on sight. Julianna, a…

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Respawn is working on a new single-player adventure

By Sherif Saed 23 July 2021 09:41 GMT Respawn Entertainment is looking for people to join a small team working on a new adventure.Apex Legends, Jedi: Fallen Order and Titanfall developer Respawn has announced that it’s working on a new single-player adventure game. The news was shared by Mohammad Alavi, the project’s creative director, on Twitter alongside a series of job openings.Watch on YouTubeRespawn is seeking a lead technical game designer, a senior technical game designer, a senior combat designer and a senior level designer to work on the incubation project.As Alavi noted, those hires will be joining a “small…

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Genshin Impact Naku Weed locations and how to farm Naku Weed

Genshin Impact Naku Weed is a brand-new plant in Inazuma, and you might need quite a bit of it in the next few weeks.Naku Weed is a new Ascension material. While it’s not as plentiful as some new Inazuma materials, there are ways to change up your Naku Weed farming methods and make life easier.Watch on YouTubeGenshin Impact Naku Weed | What is Naku WeedIf you grab Naku Weed in the wild, you might be wondering what it does, and there’s good reason for that. Until August, Naku Weed doesn’t have much purpose.It’s a new level-up material that, for now,…

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Apex Legends: Emergence brings Ranked Arenas to the game on August 3

By Stephany Nunneley 22 July 2021 20:00 GMT During EA Play Live 2021, Respawn and EA revealed that Apex Legends: Emergence, the next major update for the game, will launch next month.To get you pumped for it, a new Apex Legends trailer was released and provides a look at the new Legend, Seer. The video also includes a look at the latest weapon making its way into the game as well as the “chaos” it and Seer will bring to the arena. Watch on YouTubeThe video also gives you a first look at Seer’s abilities and how he offers a…

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Genshin Impact Memento Lens | How to find Abandoned Shrine and Mysterious Shadows

Genshin Impact Memento Lens is a new item that’s mandatory for completing the Sacred Sakura Cleansing rituals during that branch off from Sacrificial Offering.It takes a bit of work to get, including some ghost chasing and finding long-lost ruins. On the bright side, you’ll be able to unlock a new Domain not long after obtaining the Memento Lens.Watch on YouTubeGenshin Impact Memento Lens | Abandoned ShrineOnce you complete the Strange Story quest in Konda, your next task is finding the Abandoned Shrine. It’s northeast of the village, but the game gives you a broad range to search in. We’ve marked…

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Genshin Impact A Strange Story in Konda | Explore the bottom of the well

After leaving Ritou in Genshin Impact, one of the first side-quests the Traveller happens upon is A Strange Story in Konda, where a Shrine Maiden tasks them with finding a mysterious barrier and eventually with exploring the bottom of an equally mysterious well. The islands of Inazuma hold many secrets, with all manner of consequences. This quest asks the Traveller and Paimon to put their detective skills to the test, as well as their puzzling prowess. Watch on YouTubeAfter talking to Kazari and using an electro character’s power on the fox shrine next to her. Take the Ward that appears…

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Activision Blizzard sued by California over sexual harassment and bullying allegations

A two-year investigation by the state of California has ended in a lawsuit aimed at Activision Blizzard, citing sexual harassment, bullying, unfair pay, and more besides.Following a two-year investigation by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the state has filed a lawsuit against the publisher and developer, alleging the company incubated a “frat boy” culture (via Bloomberg Law).The lawsuit alleges that female employees working for the company – who make up roughly 20% of the workforce – are victims of discrimination in terms of unequal pay, sexual harassment, bullying, and retaliation.CONTENT WARNINGThe investigation that brought the lawsuit to Activision…

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Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones has entered alpha stage, but it’s taken eight years to get there

Remember the Ubisoft game Skull & Bones that was announced at E3 2017? It has been in development for eight years and is just now reaching the alpha stage of production. That’s according to various Skull & Bones developers at Ubisoft who spoke with Kotaku recently. Watch on YouTubeWhat started off as an offshoot of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag back in 2013, instead of being released as a post-launch update, the project became its own title and went into development at Ubisoft Singapore. The game was announced at E3 2017 as a cooperative multiplayer title with PvP and plenty of…

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Genshin Impact Old Handguard location: How to find Nobushi and Handguard items

If you want to level up Ayaka and max out her Talents, you’ll need plenty of Genshin Impact Handguard items.These are a new set of materials dropped by wandering samurai in the new Inazuma update. So far, it seems the Nobushi only spawn in a handful of locations, so expect some repeat visits as you level Ayaka up.Watch on YouTubeGenshin Impact Nobushi locationThe new Nobushi enemy drops Hanguard-series items. These swordsmen come in a couple of different varieties: Nobushi Hitsukeban Nobushi Kikouban Nobushi Jintouban Hitsukeban rely on firecrackers and fast bladework to unsettle foes. Kikouban use Electro-charged crossbow arrows, and…

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Last Stop review impressions – Why isn’t my life living in London this exciting?

By Dorrani Williams 21 July 2021 17:01 GMT I recently got a chance to check out an indie game called Last Stop by developer Variable State. It’s a story-heavy supernatural adventure game set in present-day London.As the only person of the VG247 team who lives in London, I was the most qualified to give it the Londoner stamp of approval. Check out the video below for my first impressions.Watch on YouTubeYou play as three different characters (John, Meena, and Donna) whose stories all weave together one way or another. You can play any of the three characters in any order…

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Steam Deck’s controller-friendly UI will replace Big Picture mode, at some point

By Sherif Saed 21 July 2021 12:55 GMT Steam’s outdated Big Picture mode will receive the overhaul we’ve been asking for, eventually.One of the biggest takeaways from the Steam Deck reveal, outside of all the hardware and platform talk, is the handheld’s UI. It was very easy to tell that this is very much not the archaic Big Picture setup we’ve been using for years.Watch on YouTubeIt turns out, that is because Valve built the new interface for Steam Deck, but it won’t just live there. The company has confirmed that, as many suspected, this design will eventually replace Big…

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Genshin Impact Ayaka build, materials, release date, and more

Genshin Impact Ayaka is the new 5 star character introduced in Genshin Impact 2.0.She’s a sword user with Cryo as her element and has the potential to deal significant amounts of damage with the right build. Leveling her and her talents revolves around engaging with Inazuma’s new bosses and gathering new field items, so you’ll want to have the right build for the Homeward Heron.Watch on YouTubeGenshin Impact Ayaka release dateAyaka’s release date is July 21, the day the Genshin Impact 2.0 update goes live.Genshin Impact Ayaka bannerAyaka’s banner will last roughly three weeks before it’s replaced by a new…

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Castlevania Netflix creator working on animated PUBG show

By Stephany Nunneley 20 July 2021 20:54 GMT Adi Shankar, creator of the Castlevania animated series for Netflix, will create and showrun an upcoming animated project based PUBG.Krafton Inc. announced today it had signed Adi Shankar for the animated PUBG project.Watch on YouTubeAlongside Castlevania, Shankar is also known for The Grey starring Liam Neeson, Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt, and more Hollywood films. “As a player, I’ve been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG was released in 2017,” said Shankar. “I’m grateful to Krafton for the trust and confidence they’ve placed in me to execute my vision…

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An updated PS5 digital model has been spotted and it’s a bit lighter than the current model

By Stephany Nunneley 20 July 2021 18:22 GMT An updated PS5 digital console has been spotted, and the only change seems to be that it’s a bit lighter than the current offering. Going by the pdf of the new manuals uploaded by Sony, the PS5 Digital Edition listed on Japanese websites is around 7% lighter than the current model. The new model (CFI-1100B) is apparently 300g lighter than the model that’s available now (CFI-1000B) (via Renka_schedule). In other words, the only difference between the two digital models is that one is slightly lighter than the other, something most people won’t…

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Horizon Forbidden West: release date, pre-orders, PS5 exclusivity, trailers, gameplay, and more

Horizon Forbidden West features Aloy in a brand new adventure along the Pacific coast, including the remains of San Fransisco. After the events of Horizon Zero Dawn, a mysterious red blight appears and threatens the local plants and animals. Aloy decides to investigate before it endangers even more people, some of which have starved off because of the blight.The Horizon series takes place in the post-apocalyptic United States, where people live in tribes and co-exist with mechanical monsters. Aloy revisits old friends, forges fresh bonds and fights against new foes in this sequel. New monsters pop up depending on the region….

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Back 4 Blood: release date, pre-orders, crossplay, gameplay, and more

Back 4 Blood isn’t a part of the Left 4 Dead series, though it might seem like it. Two zombie-based 4v4 multiplayer games with Turtle Rock-style gunslinging action? Why would it be anything different? Well, even though it might seem the same at a glance, Back 4 Blood’s fresh new features separate it from its predecessor.Turtle Rock Studios calls it a spiritual successor. The inspirations are obvious, and it’s almost everything one would expect in a Left 4 Dead sequel besides the name. A parasite called the Devil Worm has infected most of humanity. The Ridden (basically zombies) have disrupted…

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster may come to other platforms if there’s “enough demand”

By Dom Peppiatt 20 July 2021 11:00 GMT Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster could eventually come to PC and consoles if there’s enough demand, a Q&A released by Square Enix has revealed.When the Pixel Remaster series was first announced, the internet reacted in collective joy – then horror – as publisher Square Enix revealed that they would only be available on mobile platforms.The games, which come with gameplay improvements, auto-battle options, modernized UI, a rearranged soundtrack, and more, seem like a nice modern way to enjoy the classic titles, so Final Fantasy enthusiasts around the world seemed fairly miffed when Square…