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Minecraft is generating incredible caves in the version 1.18 snapshot

Mojang may have notably snapped off the caves and cliffs bits from the first half of their Caves & Cliffs update to Minecraft, but it looks like the second half will be worth the wait. Mojang released an experimental snapshot for 1.18 yesterday and folks have started finding some absolutely wild worlds created by the new terrain generation. If you’ve not had time to take it for a spin for yourself, here are quite a few screenshots and videos of some things that have been spotted so far. Read more

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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is the perfect place for newcomers to take a vampiric leap into the series

The games industry is a land where mad dreams thrive and die. Oftentimes, they thrive – and then they die. I’ve not yet met anyone whose job involves chronicling explosive fairy dust incidents at a Lisa Frank factory, but I can’t imagine it’d be more wonderful and horrifying than writing about games. That’s why it’s so easy to appreciate Nihon Falcom. The long-lived studio are happy to stay in their corner and whittle new entries for their decades-old RPG franchises, while the chaos of the industry sloshes around them. Falcom is a purveyor of perfectly pleasant games — and yes,…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla now has the PS5’s Dualsense controller tricks on PC

The slow, stealthy progress of the PC absorbing PlayStation has taken another step this week with the latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch. Players using PlayStation 5 controllers with Ubi’s Viking romp will now feel an extra step when pulling the adaptive triggers while aiming, just before letting an arrow loose. This was a PlayStation 5 feature, but now we have it too. Just like we’ll soon have Uncharted 4. Read more

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Sea of Thieves: Trident of Dark Tides | Can you sell the Trident?

The Trident of Dark Tides is a special weapon in Sea of Thieves, introduced with the recent 2.2.0 update supporting the launch of the game’s third season.Watch on YouTubeThe Trident has some unique uses, but also carries with it some restrictions. Can you sell the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves? Where to find the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves How to use the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves Can you sell the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves?To put it simply: no, you cannot sell the Trident of Dark…

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Sea of Thieves: The Sunken Pearl | How to complete the Statue Puzzles in Siren Spire

The Sunken Pearl is a Tall Tale introduced in the third season of Sea of Thieves — which, as most fans are already well aware, features a major crossover with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.Watch on YouTubeThis is the second of five Tall Tales that make up the season’s story campaign A Pirate’s Life. After you’ve completed the campaign’s titular first quest, you’ll need to head off in search of Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship the Black Pearl… the only wrinkle is, it’s currently in the Sunken Kingdom which, as the name suggests, is at the bottom of the ocean.To get…

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Heading Out is a vigilante driving adventure inspired by Vanishing Point

The next game from the folks behind tactical war sim Radio Commander looks like a wild ride. Whereas Serious Sim’s last game pointedly kept you out of the action, coordinating from the tactical tent, Heading Out will put you in the driver’s seat. Their upcoming cross-country adventure is about driving a muscle car through the American west like the anti-hero of an old movie. Serious Sim have just announced this one to hit the road sometime next year but its announcement trailer makes it look worth watching for. Read more

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Biomutant’s first update to address dialogue, narrator, difficulty and combat

By Sherif Saed 31 May 2021 15:16 GMT The first big patch for Biomutant is currently in the works.Biomutant developer Experiment 101 has revealed that it’s already working on the game’s first major update. The main goal of this one is to address some of the feedback from players who played the game at launch.Watch on YouTubeIn a series of Tweets, the developer specifically addressed dialogue pacing, the game’s overly verbose narrator, general difficulty, and even options like the ability to turn off depth of field and motion blur. The patch will also bring a tuning pass to enemy damage/health,…

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Ubisoft will show Far Cry 6 on PS4 and Xbox One to avoid a Cyberpunk 2077 situation

Though Far Cry 6 will take advantage of the power of new consoles, Ubisoft won’t abandon the millions of existing owners of last-gen machines.Far Cry 6‘s impressive visuals were one of the few things that stood out at the game’s gameplay reveal on Friday. But good graphics can often leave owners of PS4 and Xbox One worried, and they have a damn good reason to.Watch on YouTubeFar Cry 6 is, of course, far from the only big open world game that will be releasing on both console generations. Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous launch on PS4 and Xbox One still stings for…

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Watch today’s Dying Light 2 livestream here

By Sherif Saed 27 May 2021 11:07 GMT Dying Light 2 will be re-revealed today.Techland is hosting a Dying Light 2 livestream today. After years of silence, the developer is finally ready to show the game off. Though we do know the show will focus entirely on Dying Light 2, Techland didn’t say if that means a gameplay deep dive, or something a lot less exciting. Considering the game is apparently shooting for release this year, this should be a gameplay showcase. Maybe we’ll even get a release date.Nevertheless, the show will be live on Twitch at 12pm PT, 3pm…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 VR mod is here from the creator of GTA 5’s VR

By Sherif Saed 21 May 2021 10:19 GMT The developer behind the critically acclaimed GTA 5 VR mod has created a similar experience for Red Dead Redemption 2.Luke Ross, the creator of the celebrated GTA 5 VR mod released last year, has returned to do the same for Red Dead Redemption 2.Watch on YouTubeAvailable now in early access through Ross’ Patreon, the mod lets you play the entirety of Red Dead Redemption 2 in first or third-person, completely in VR. The video above from UploadVR shows off Red Dead Redemption 2’s opening minutes played entirely in VR.The only way to…

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Over 37 million players have downloaded Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

By Dom Peppiatt 10 May 2021 20:34 GMT Naughty Dog‘s final chapter featuring the exploits of Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, has been downloaded and played by over 37 million people, the developer has revealed.It’s been five years since the release of one of the PS4’s biggest hits; Uncharted 4. To celebrate the half-decade birthday of one of the last generation’s biggest PlayStation hits, developer Naughty Dog has published a special retrospective blog looking back on the game, sharing some behind-the-scenes notes from its production.One of the most notable factoids in the article reveals that the game has…

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Sea of Thieves Season 2 is coming to Xbox and PC next week

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 11:20 GMT Rare is about to roll out a big new update for Sea of Thieves Season 2, but what can eager sea-faring players expect from the stubbornly popular pirate simulator in the coming weeks?According to the trailer, Sea of Thieves Season 2 launches on April 15, but some of the specifics about what we can expect from Rare’s next big update are somewhat shrouded in mystery.Luckily, the developer is edging out some information about the new Season in waves (no pun intended) and the most recent trailer actually gives us some insight…

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Remedy’s next game with Epic is Alan Wake 2 – report

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 1 April 2021 10:20 GMT It looks like Remedy will be going back to Alan Wake with its next big project.A little over a year ago, Remedy announced signing a publishing deal with Epic Games to produce two games for PC and consoles.According to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, one of those is Alan Wake 2. Grubb revealed this on his Twitch show, explaining that Remedy had been looking for a publisher to help it fund Alan Wake 2, and Epic offered the best deal. The reporter didn’t reveal any other details about the game, just that it…

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Dying Light 2 aiming for release this year, more news “very soon”

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:02 GMT The promised Dying Light 2 development update brought us… the promise of news.As promised, Dying Light 2 developer Techland technically delivered a development update on Wednesday. The update came in the form of a video where members of the development team read mean tweets calling out its long development period.Unfortunately, if you came to this thing expecting some real news, you’d be very disappointed, because that’s really it. Techland said it’ll be ready to talk about the game “very soon”, and flashed a 2021 splash target in the video, seemingly suggesting…

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Valheim: Where to find iron | How to mine and smelt scrap iron

Iron is one of the most versatile resources in Valheim. It’s used in a huge number of crafting projects, from armour and weapon sets to tools and base building.You may be surprised, then, that you can’t get hold of any until the mid-game, and even then it’s not particularly obvious where to look for it.Read on for everything you need to know to find, mine, and smelt scrap iron into pure iron. Where to find iron in Valheim How to mine iron How to smelt pure iron in Valheim Iron crafting recipes Where to find iron in ValheimMost metals in…