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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mini-game, Orlog, is getting the board game treatment

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s most notable mini-game, Orlog, is getting a dedicated board game that’s due to hit the market in 2021.The dice game, which you will have most likely encountered if you’ve booted up the latest game in Ubisoft’s open world series, tasks players with depleting their opponents’ health tokens by stealing dice, firing arrows, and hurling axes. As mini-games go, it’s quite a good one.Wanting to capitalize on the success of the mini-game, Ubisoft has revealed a collaboration with collectibles company PureArts, with the companies planning to bring a physical edition of Orlog to the real world in 2021 (thanks,…

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Fortnite Galactus event confirmed for early December

Infamous Marvel big bad, Galactus, is set to arrive in Fortnite thanks to a Chapter 2: Season 4 crossover event taking place in December.The massive, planet-eating villain will finally see arrive in a one-time-only Nexus War finale live event that’s set to kick off on December 1, 2020, at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT.Galactus arrives as part of the latest in a series of Marvel x Fortnite crossovers that have been on-going throughout Season 4 of Fortnite: Chapter 2.Not too much information has been shared by developer Epic Games, but we have been given a little briefing on…

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Horizon Zero Dawn set for GOG launch in a few days

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:55 GMT The former PS4-exclusive is making the leap to a new store.Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn is launching on PC storefront GOG later this month.In a blog post, the CD Projekt-owned store said that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition would be released on November 24. This version of the game comes with the base release, plus the Frozen Wilds expansion, in addition to a wealth of character cosmetics and a digital artbook.Horizon Zero Dawn initially launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive back in 2017. In its first two years in the wild,…

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Star Wars Squadrons is getting a new map, two new Starfighters, more

Motive has announced what’s in store for Star Wars Squadrons players this month and December.For Star Wars Squadrons players this month, you can expect a new map with update 3.0 on November 25.The new map is Fostar Haven for multiplayer which you will remember from the single-player story. In this update, the map will be added to Fleet Battles and the Dogfight mode.It has been updated from its story mode to provide a new experience that should fit well with the other six maps.With the update comes four new components. For Fighters and Bombers, you’ll be able to use the…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release content includes a season pass, free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 18:12 GMT Ubisoft has announced Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release plans include free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, and daily quests along with a season pass.Immortals Fenyx Rising will feature plenty of fo content for players who have completed the game or want to continue to play.One of the post-release content plans is a season pass that features new environments, heroes, and fresh gameplay, and you will also receive a bonus quest: When the Roads Get Rocky, available at launch.The Immortals Fenyx Rising Season Pass includes three narrative-based DLCs: A New God – Fenyx…

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Resident Evil 3 running on PS5 uses the DualSense light bar to show Jill’s health

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 11:00 GMT Anyone that boots up Resident Evil 3 Remake on the PlayStation 5 will find a little extra detail communicated to them via Sony’s new DualSense pad.Thanks to a tweet from @DreamcastGuy on Twitter, it’s been revealed that the light bar on the DualSense pad will act as a sort-of health gauge Jill Valentine.The pad will communicate Jill’s health as green for good, yellow for hurt, or red for critical – and you can see it all via a quick glimpse down at the DualSense in your hands. Found a nice little element…

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Demon’s Souls | How To Beat Maiden Astrea and Garl

Maiden Astrea and her protector Garl Vinland can be a hassle, but with the right strategy they can both be dispatched just like every other boss in Demon’s Souls.When entering the fog gate, head to your left down the side path towards the Maiden. You will have to face Garl Vinland who blocks the way.The best way to fight him is to get close and bait out his swings, back away, then counter attack. Be careful when attacking Garl, as he can parry and riposte you for massive damage.If you have the miracle Second Chance, be sure to keep it…

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Demon’s Souls | How To Beat Leechmonger

Leechmonger can be one of the easier bosses in Demon’s Souls if you know how to approach the fight. He is incredibly weak to fire, so having anything with fire damage will melt him almost instantly.The Leechmonger has four different attacks that can be devastating, but are easily avoided. The first attack is a slow double sweep that swings back and forth. This attack can be easily dodged Secondly, Leechmonger has a fast sucker punch. Try to avoid being in front of him at any time because of this move, as it comes out instantly Third, it has a flurry…

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Demon’s Souls | How To Beat Dirty Colossus

Like the boss before him – and many throughout Demon’s Souls – the Dirty Colossus is extremely weak to fire. He also only has four different sets of attacks he can use, so he is easily countered and defeated.One important thing to note, is to try not to break his wooden arm. If you do, he will release flies that randomly attack you throughout the fight. The first attack Dirty Colossus has is his ranged fly barrage. You can spam side roll to easily dodge this attack. If you do get hit by the fly barrage,they will stick to you…

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Demon’s Souls | How To Beat Old Monk

The Old Monk is one of the most unique bosses not just in Demon’s Souls, but in the whole series. If playing online, it’s possible that this fight will be against another player who gets summoned in to fight you.This player can do everything a normal invader can do. This includes healing, so you have to keep the pressure on. They also get Homing Soul Arrows that cast automatically, so you need to be ready to dodge at a moment’s notice. This guide will be assuming you’re playing in offline mode and fighting the npc version of the boss, as…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 | Best Starting Class and Character Builds

In the PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls, there’s a dizzying array of inscrutable starting classes to choose from. And right at the beginning of your adventure, how are you supposed to know which to pick? Then, as you trudge your way through the dark kingdom of Boletaria, every time you level up becomes a head-scratching decision. With tons of different stats to mull over, shaping the perfect character build across your playthrough can be an overwhelming distraction. To answer the burning questions of which starting class you should pick in Demon’s Souls, and how to craft your best character build…

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Square Enix financials indicate Marvel’s Avengers hasn’t done as well as hoped

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 15:20 GMT Square Enix has reported its financials for the first half of its current fiscal year, and it appears Marvel’s Avengers didn’t sell as well as the company estimated.According to the financials (thanks, GI.biz), only major releases such as Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers provided an uptick in revenue for the first half of the year.While an uptick in revenue is always good, it doesn’t seem as though Marvel’s Avengers brought in as much revenue as the firm would have hoped.In the first half of the fiscal year when Final Fantasy 7…

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales reviews round-up – all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 15:53 GMT Spider-Man: Miles Morales reviews have landed, and it’s getting some nice scores.You can look over the Spider-Man: Miles Morales reviews below in our handy round-up.The game picks up where Marvel’s Spider-Man and its downloadable content The City That Never Sleeps left off. Miles Morales has been bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider and has gained powers similar to Parker’s.A year after the first game ends, Parker has trained Morales as Spider-Man. He must defend his home in Harlem and the rest of New York City from a gang war between the Roxxon…

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch fixes anisotropic filtering, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 15:16 GMT A new patch for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC has been released.Patch 1.07 is now available for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC, and it fixes a few issues players have been experiencing.Thanks to the patch, anisotropic filtering now works correctly, and the mandatory/unskippable shader optimization step at first launch has been removed.Shaders are now pre-optimized in the game’s Main Menu, and can be skipped, and shaders are also optimized dynamically in-game.There are still a few known issues the Guerilla Games  is working on.These include the possibility of a higher amount of…

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Apex Legends director says the game will probably expand “beyond battle royale”

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 19:58 GMT Respawn Entertainment game director Chad Grenier says that Apex Legends will “probably” expand “beyond battle royale”.In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that Respawn is already planning for content up to Season 12 of Apex Legends, and that – in the future – the game may even go further than being a battle royale.“Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier says in the interview.“We have this roster of…

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343 responds to fans asking for ray tracing in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox Series X/S

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 16:38 GMT Microsoft and 343 Industries have shared more information about the next-gen version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in a new blog.The publisher and developer confirmed the next-gen version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be arriving for Xbox Series XS on November 17 back in October, and now more information has been shared about the ports, too.Fans have been asking 343 about how likely it is that the game will include ray tracing at some point in its life, and senior producer Matt Hohl has said that the studio…

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Check out 6 minutes of new Monster Hunter Rise gameplay here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 13:16 GMT Capcom has released a new six-minute trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game, Monster Hunter Rise.The latest trailer shows off some footage of a fan-favorite weapon, the Great Sword, in action.“A brief overview of the flow of the hunt, wielding a Great Sword and with two Palamutes,” says the video description. “Today’s target is the peculiar bird wyvern Aknosom, in the Shrine Ruins. Aknosom is a tricky foe, but thankfully, the Great Sword has a few new tricks up its sleeve…”Check it out below.Perhaps the most interesting thing about the trailer…

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Apex Legends Season 7 gameplay trailer shows off the new map

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 16:50 GMT This new Apex Legends trailer gives you a look at the new map coming with Season 7.Along with a look at the new Olympus map in Apex Legends, the trailer shows off the new Trident hovercar, and the new Legend, Horizon,  an astrophysicist with a master of gravity.It also shows a quick look a The Clubs feature, which will give players a new way to establish a community and squad up with others.The game is also getting a new Battle Pass which comes with the Legendary Prowler Polished Perfection skin and…

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales video shows off the Into the Spider-Verse suit

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 13:56 GMT Pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and you will get the Miles Morales suit from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as an early unlock.The suit for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was shown off in a new video today which also features some gameplay.Those who pre-order the game will get early access to the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse suit.It features the Vibe the Verse suit mod to mimic the aesthetic of a different Earth from the Sony Pictures Animation film. Like the original game, certain mods will be part of certain suits.In the video, you…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands arrives November 23

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 20:15 GMT A new release date has been handed to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.After its initial delay from October 27, Blizzard has announced World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will now be made available on November 23.Shadowlands was originally delayed to allow more time for fine-tuning and polish based on feedback from the ongoing beta test.In Shadowlands, the Horde and the Alliance will “forge their own fate” in the eighth expansion for the MMO.Upon entering the Shadowlands, you will find the otherworld in disarray. Souls are being wrongfully cast into the eternal darkness of the…