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God of War director Cory Barlog sneakily teased Ragnarok over a year ago and no one noticed

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 21 September 2020 13:24 GMT The next God of War has been teased in 2019, apparently.Sony ended its PS5 Showcase stream with one final teaser, a surprise reveal of the next God of War, which will be set around Ragnarok.The teaser’s exact words were, “Ragnarok is coming,” and wouldn’t you know it, game director Cory Barlog has actually shared this exact phrase in 2019. In a series of Tweets in April last year, Barlog shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the game’s production, along with some development anecdotes, a few struggles and so on.Barlog’s Twitter…

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Control Deluxe Edition owners accidentally get upgraded to Ultimate Edition after 505 Games said it wasn’t possible

505 Games has done something it said couldn’t be done.Earlier this week, a number of players who own Control‘s Deluxe Edition reported that the game’s recently released Ultimate Edition was seemingly stealthily added to their PlayStation Network libraries.Upon visiting the Ultimate Edition’s page on the PlayStation Store, they were greeted with a download button, rather than a purchase button. Others, who owned the base game and the season pass, also saw the same option to download. A large enough number of players were affected that many shared the good news on Resetera and Twitter.None of those people actually bought the…

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch actually brings performance improvements

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 7 September 2020 11:38 GMT We have a new Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch, and it is more interesting than the last few.Guerrilla Games has deployed patch 1.04 for the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn this morning. This week’s patch follows on from 1.03, released exactly a week ago.Alongside a host of yet more crash fixes, the new update actually tackles the game’s performance problems. It is a slight boost, according to the patch notes, but it’s the first attempt to address the game’s performance issues on PC.Guerrilla says CPU performance should be improved. Depending…

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Marvel’s Avengers: Where to find all the Ms Marvel Comic Books

Whether you enjoy the films or the comics in real life, there are a bunch of cool Marvel comics to hunt down in Marvel’s Avengers. Alongside the likes of Thor and Black Widow, Kamala Khan AKA Ms Marvel gets her own comic book line in Marvel’s Avengers. Collecting comic books is quite a time-consuming activity, but you’ll be boosting your stats along the way, so it’s a worthwhile endeavour.There are five Ms Marvel comic books to collect during the main campaign, so let’s take a look at where to find them. If you’re just getting started with Marvel’s Avengers, check…

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Marvel’s Avengers Gear guide: How to gather resources and improve your equipment

Every good superhero needs decent gear and in Marvel’s Avengers, there are a lot of items to choose from. As you progress through the main campaign, complete Harm Rooms and take part in the multiplayer, you’ll gather a bunch of Hero gear. Even when you unlock inventory space aboard the Chimera, you only have around 300 slots and each Hero can carry up to nine of each type, so choose wisely.Some items can be upgraded and given a power boost, but to do so, you’ll need to gather a bunch of different resources, so let’s take a look at how…

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Immortals: Fenyx Rising release date, first screens leak

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 4 September 2020 09:42 GMT We now know what kind of game Gods and Monsters – or as it’s now called, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, is.Following on from the rating board leak earlier this week, Immortals: Fenyx Rising has now reached the next logical step on the road to its official reveal: popping up on the Microsoft Store ahead of time.The listing, which has since been removed, confirmed that Immortals: Fenyx Rising will be released December 3. The game will support Smart Delivery, meaning owners on Xbox One will find an upgraded copy waiting for them on…

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Nvidia is offering Watch Dogs Legion, one year of GeForce Now free with new RTX 3000 purchases

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 09:45 GMT Watch Dogs Legion is one of several upcoming games with ray tracing, and Nvidia is giving it away for free to future owners of the RTX 3000 series.Following on from the big RTX 3000 series reveal, Nvidia has announced a new pack-in game. Anyone who buys an RTX 3090, 3080 or 3070 will get a free copy of Watch Dogs Legion.The offer is also valid on pre-built systems using any of the new GPUs, and will kick off on September 17 – the day of the RTX 3080’s launch. Nvidia is…

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Grounded roadmap outlines upcoming plans for the game

Obsidian Entertainment has outlined its update plans for Grounded.Grounded players should give the game’s feature board a look to see what’s coming to the game.Obsidian has outlined what to expect in the game as far as planned updates, future updates, and what is being considered.Coming soon to the game are new creatures such as the firefly and roly-poly, the Ant Queen, and pets such as aphids.Other things to look forward to are a full completeable story, sandbox environment, Haze environment, insect pet enhancements, and improvements to birds with additional interactions.Higher tiered armor, tools, and weapons are part of the plan,…

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Sea of Thieves getting dogs in September update

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 29 August 2020 18:08 GMT Sea of Thieves is getting dogs with the September update, and you can even pet the good boys and girls.There will be various breeds of dogs available in the Pirate Emporium when the September update to Sea of Thieves rolls around.Like cats, monkeys, and parrots you will be able to interact with your furry companions and even give them a nice pat on the head or neck scratch.Also in September, players can expect a new voyage type for the Gold Hoarders, which will be a permanent edition to voyages alongside x-marks-the-spot…

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will also release for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 29 August 2020 16:26 GMT The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released for current-gen consoles.It was announced during the Future Games Show yesterday that in addition to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will also head to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One (thanks, Gematsu).Developed by Daedalic Entertainment, the game will have you using stealth to make it past enemies with climbing and parkour elements.It is mostly non-combat, but you will be able to stealthily take out enemies, and use special abilities as well as make use of special…

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will offer an option to play at 60fps

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 28 August 2020 19:20 GMT Ratchet & Clank will give you the option to play in 30fps and 60fps when the game releases.Speaking with Famitsu, Insomniac Games said it would offer both options to players of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.The game run at 30fps with a 4K resolution, however, there is the option to play it at a lower resolution at 60fps.Insomniac didn’t specify what the “lower” resolution would be (thanks, Siliconera). In an interview with @WeeklyFamitsu today we confirmed #RatchetPS5 will offer an option to play at 60fps! https://t.co/HRFKHgDE3c pic.twitter.com/7TdyaTdtAv — Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) August…

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Unknown 9: Awakening revealed with a teaser trailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 21:53 GMT Reflector Entertainment has released a teaser trailer for its first video game, Unknown 9: Awakening.Unknown 9: Awakening was shown in a teaser trailer during gamescom Opening Night Live.The game represents the “tentpole of a much larger content ecosystem” that is being built around the Unknown 9 Storyworld.Set to release in 2021, the game is a third-person, narrative-driven, action-adventure game featuring a protagonist named Haroona, who has Fold abilities.Here’s the more:Raised on the streets of Kolkata, India and haunted by visions of her own death, Haroona struggles to understand her mysterious innate…

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – watch 7 minutes of PS5 gameplay here

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 21:09 GMT Here’s a new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is coming to PlayStation 5. A new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was shown today during gamescom Opening Night Live, and if you missed it, we have you covered.First announced in June during the PS5 showcase,  it’s coming to you courtesy of Insomniac Games.The game features ray-traced reflections on Clank’s character model and makes use of the PS5’s SSD to allow players to instantly jump through rifts across different dimensions.Today’s real-time PS5 demo goes deep on that, showcasing some of the…

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum features plenty of stealthy gameplay

Details on gameplay and the setting in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been provided by Daedalic Entertainment.The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will have you using stealth to make it past enemies and makes use of verticle climbing and parkour – similar to Prince of Persia, according to an IGN interview with Daedalic Entertainment.While mostly a non-combat game, you will be able to stealthily take out enemies, but it comes with risks as his strength comes from “cunning not combat.”To do this you will be using things that can be thrown, and special abilities. “Special allies” will come…

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Black Myth: Wu Kong trailer was fully playable

The trailer for Black Myth: Wu Kong dropped earlier this week and stunned viewers all over the world – remarkably, the gameplay demo showcased actual, playable footage. Developed by Hangzhou-based studio Game Science, Black Myth: Wu Kong is a contemporary retelling of iconic Chinese mythological text Journey to the West. It’s set to be the first AAA game developed entirely by a Chinese studio, and players have been massively impressed by what the team has demonstrated so far.Games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad recently translated an interview with Game Science, during which the team announced that it has been hugely surprised…

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Final Fantasy 14 player eats 999 eggs in front of large crowd

A Final Fantasy 14 player recently consumed 999 virtual eggs and livetweeted the whole experience. The player in question is named Ross O’Donovan (cheers, PC Gamer). Shortly after logging in to Marlboro, a fellow Eorzean traveler presented him with 999 eggs for no apparent reason. Naturally, O’Donovan did what any reasonable human being would do and decided it was time to chow down.Fortunately, virtual chompers don’t tire, and digital bellies don’t get full. So consuming 999 eggs is possible – it’s just a bit time-consuming. Logged onto FFXIV and some guy gave me 999 eggs and asked me to eat…

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Ghost of Tsushima is getting online co-op, mythical enemies in free expansion Legends

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 17 August 2020 15:26 GMT Legends is a free expansion coming to Ghost of Tsushima this year.Ghost of Tsushima developer Sucker Punch has today revealed Legends, a free update coming to the game this fall. Legends introduces online co-op for up to four players.The game’s main campaign will remain strictly single-player, but Legends will bring new areas and enemies – including Oni – with supernatural abilities, inspired by Japanese folk tales and myths. Players will be able to pick from four character classes: Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin.Sucker Punch didn’t reveal many details about said classes…

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Red Dead Online is having some problems right now

Red Dead Online’s recent big update has evidently introduced new problems and brought back some classics.Since the release of the Naturalist update (1.21) for Red Dead Online, players have been running into increasingly common problems. As reported by Polygon, some of those bugs Red Dead Online players are very familiar with, which seemingly come and go and never truly get fixed. The list includes missing animals, which makes it harder to fulfil the requirements of certain roles, not to mention hunt. Then there’s the lack of NPCs, which itself creates other problems, as some are necessary for quests and role…

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Animal Crossing climbs back to #1, while Switch has six games in the top 10

By Cian Maher, Monday, 10 August 2020 14:25 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons has managed to reclaim its position as top dog on the UK video game sales charts, while parent company Nintendo has a whopping six titles in the top 10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has usurped Ghost of Tsushima to become the bestselling video game in the UK this week. As the official charts show, Ghost of Tsushima has been relegated to second fiddle, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is gaining momentum in third place.This week’s list highlights a stellar performance from Nintendo, who owns an immense 60%…

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Remnant: From the Ashes goes free on the Epic Games Store next week

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 7 August 2020 12:42 GMT The Epic Games Store has refreshed its weekly batch of free games.The two games available completely free on the Epic Games Store for this week are now live. The first is 3 out of 10, and indie adventure about life at a video game development studio that only made low-scoring games.Then you have Wilmot’s Warehouse, a relaxing management game about devising the most efficient ways to arrange goods in a warehouse. Next week, however, an even bigger haul awaits players.Last year’s cult favourite Remnant: From the Ashes becomes free, alongside The…