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Elden Ring’s map has been quietly changing with every patch

FromSoftware has slyly made a number of changes to the world map of Elden Ring without telling anyone. Elden Ring has received a handful of patches since its release at the end of February. Developer FromSoftware made a number of improvements to the game’s performance, fixed a few bugs, and rebalanced a whole host of skills and weapons in an attempt to tone down the most obviously overpowered options. As with many Japanese developers, FromSoft is guilty of making tweaks that do not get mentioned in patch notes. Players are left to discover and document those on their own in…

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Finished Elden Ring but never played Dark Souls? Now’s the time

If your business with the Erdtree is finished, it’s time to return to the roots. So, you’ve finally completed Elden Ring. After dozens of deaths to every one one of dozens of bosses. After untold moments where that infernal golden tree looks like it’s just over the brow of the next hill only for you to get waylaid up a mountain – or for a whole new land to emerge between you and your goal – your beautiful, arduous journey is over. The completion of a From Software game can be a strange time, the initial elation of victory fading…

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This Elden Ring mod lets you hang out with your favourite NPCs

Yes, Blaidd is on the list of NPCs you can buddy up with. There are plenty of spirit ashes for you to hang out with in Elden Ring, but a new mod lets you summon your favourite NPC or boss. Despite Souls games often having strong themes of a solitary struggle, they do frequently let you summon other players and certain NPCs to help out every now and then. Of course, when it comes to in-game NPCs, this is generally limited to very specific characters, so unfortunately for you, if you want to hang out with Ranni, you’re fresh out…

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Elden Ring’s Living Jars are the nightmare fuel that just keeps on giving

How would you like to spend eternity crammed into a sentient jar? Because, in the Lands Between, that’s probably quite a likely fate. I can’t stop thinking about Elden Ring’s Living Jars – and not in a wholesome way. Yes, I was swept along in the initial wave of pot-worship, aaawing at their little arms and legs and wanting to pinch their clay cheeks like some over-familiar, boundary-ignorant grandma. But now, I see them for the ceramic horrors they are, Milkshake Ducks with rotting corpses instead of racism. And while I’ve tried to put them out of my mind, temporarily…

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Elden Ring sold 13.4 million copies in a month

From Software’s Elden Ring just keeps on selling, even in the months after its release Publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have had a bumper year with Elden Ring so far. Only in March did we hear the game had sold 12 million units, and now – as per Bandai Namco’s most recent earnings call – we’ve learned that the title has surpassed 13.4 million in sales. Want to start (or restart) Elden Ring? Let us help you. The latest IP from the esteemed developer just keeps selling across PC, Xbox and PlayStation platforms. The hardcore open-world action RPG only…

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Elden Ring map has the best order of exploring The Lands Between

If you ever feel lost in the world of Elden Ring, this map will guide you. The vast world of Elden Ring can be overwhelming to navigate for new and veteran players alike. While the game attempts to nudge you into the path you should be following, not everyone is going to pick up on those admittedly subtle hints. One of the most common questions since Elden Ring’s release has been how you’re supposed to navigate its vast map; where to go after you emerge, and what to do after defeating this or that boss. It goes without saying that…

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Elden Ring at one point let you decide who should rule Stormveil Castle after Godrick

Another Elden Ring cut quest was recently discovered, and it would have offered a rare bit of player choice. Elden Ring has a wealth of content already. From its vast open world, which constantly misleads players about its actual size as it keeps expanding – both above and underground, to the sheer number of weapons, armour sets, skills, and even characters compared to FromSoftware’s past work. But if you’ve been following the studio’s games over the years, you’ll know that it’s very common for the community to discover unfinished levels, various bits of cut content, and mechanics that didn’t quite…

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Absolute pro beats Elden Ring without rolling, running, jumping or riding a horse

The mother of all Elden Ring challenge runs unexpectedly comes from being well overweight. With any FromSoftware release – and really any game that’s challenging enough – some brave soul always attempts to make things much harder on themselves by imposing ridiculous rules or limitations upon their setup. Elden Ring is no exception, and the latest form of this trend is one that’s a little unusual. YouTuber Iron Pineapple has recently proven that you can beat Elden Ring without dealing a single point of damage, and even managed to beat the game at level one before that. Their latest adventure…

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Tales of Arise has reached 2 million copies sold

It’s about to catch up to Tales of Vesperia and Symphonia in unit sales. Tales of Arise has reached another sales milestone for Bandai Namco. According to the company, the game has sold over 2 million copies since it was released on September 10, 2021. As previously reported, a few days after release, the game sold in excess of 1 million units worldwide becoming the fastest-selling title in franchise history. When October rolled around, it was announced the game had sold an additonal 500,000 copies. Now, with a 2 million notch on its belt, the game is catching up to…

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Elden Ring’s major balance update hits some of your favourite Sorceries, Incantations and Weapon Skills

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Elden Ring has received a new update this morning that mainly tweaks the balance of a number of skills in the game. FromSoftware rolled out patch 1.04 this morning to all players of Elden Ring. This is among the game’s biggest updates so far, though mostly for the number of balance changes it includes, rather than standard fixes. That said, update 1.04 does introduce a couple of new features, such as the ability to turn camera auto rotation on/off, as…

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Elden Ring chad ‘Let Me Solo Her’ is immortalised with new mod

The legend of ‘Let Me Solo Her’ is never to be forgotten, especially with Garden of Eyes’ latest mod. After players noticed the presence of one particularly skilled player, ‘Let Me Solo Her’, in Elden Ring last week, the legend has been immortalised with a new mod. The player, who sports only a pot for a hat and nothing else, rose to stardom last week after multiple Tarnished came together to note the existence of a near-naked multiplayer summon fighting Malenia solo. Malenia, Blade of Miquella, is arguably one of the toughest bosses in Elden Ring, if not one of…

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Elden Ring is gaming’s biggest liar

You may be Elden Lord, but who’s really pulling the strings? Elden Ring seems like your average RPG on the surface. It’s got all the usual components; a magical world of fantasy, political intrigue, impossibly large weapons, and the promise of a fight against a god at the end. It even turns out you fight more than just one god before the credits roll – and that’s the least of the game’s deceptions. Elden Ring ending and full game spoilers below. Elden Ring is built on deception. It lies to you. Not just once, but for the entire game, turning…

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Elden Ring’s Ranni is the true hero of the game

It’s easy to argue that you, player, are not the true protagonist of Elden Ring – that honour instead goes to Ranni. FromSoftware’s games have never been about heroes. The Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls games have typically starred lowlifes rising up to overcome their fate – or in the case of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a stoic Shinobi just tried to protect his master, all against backdrop of decaying worlds where everyone’s at each other’s throats. Elden Ring changes that, but not in the way you might think. You’re still very much a nobody; a “Tarnished” out to seek glory…

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Gundam Evolution Preview: A faithful fling for fans, with room to soar for Overwatch runaways

Having played the closed beta test, Gundam Evolution may just be the next hit the genre needs. Gundam Evolution is a cool game to get your hands on, let’s start with that. If you’ve been a fan of the series between now and the release of Mobile Suit Gundam all the way back in 1979, you’ll get a kick from the loving recreations of your favourite suits, weapons, and the overall feel of these gigantic mechas shooting and smashing into each other. However, does this game provide enough for those who aren’t familiar with the series’ legacy? From my impressions…

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Elden Ring looks rather cute and harmless when using the tilt-shift effect

Elden Ring is a lovely game. A hard, lovely game. But when given tilt shift treatment, it doesn’t look as foreboding. Created by YouTuber Flurdeh, the video shows the Land Between turned into a miniature world, and its tiny inhabitants running around doing whatever it is they do. This isn’t the first time Flurdeh has used tilt-shift, as Battlefield 1, Breath of the Wild, Final Fantasy 14, God of War, Half-Life 2, Red Dead Redemption, The Witcher 3, and others have been tilt-shifted. If you are wondering how this is accomplished, the tilt effect alters the focal plane of an…