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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Should you take the resources from Styrbjorn?

While it could seem innocuous, the decision whether to steal resources from Styrbjorn is one of the first in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to have real consequences.Kjotve the Cruel is defeated, and with the remaining Viking kingdoms falling into line in service of King Harald, it doesn’t look like there’s much left in Norway for Eivor and Sigurd.With their decision to set sail for pastures new in England made, now comes the time to gather allies and supplies.But doing so means leaving home – possibly for good – and starting a new life will be difficult across the ocean. To help,…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Duality Exotic Shotgun

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:12 GMT Destiny 2: Beyond Light is here and there’s a brand new Exotic weapon up for grabs. < –more–>The Duality Exotic Shotgun is now in-game for Destiny 2: Beyond Light players but how do you get your gauntlets on it? Worry not, Guardians, for we have the answer.Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Duality Exotic ShotgunIf you have the premium Season Pass, you’ll be able to claim a Premium Rewards package for your class which is full of new seasonal treats.Alongside a set of Wild Hunt armour, you’ll also…

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Astro’s Playroom and PS5’s DualSense: The PS5’s secret weapon has made me rethink my multiplatform purchases

Buying the “best” version of a multiplatform release has become trickier than sticking to the most powerful hardware.Astro’s Playroom, which comes with every PS5, shouldn’t be dismissed as a simple pack-in title. In fact I’d go as far as to say that it’s one of the most essential PS5 gaming experiences available at launch.Designed to showcase the PS5’s brand new DualSense controller, Astro’s Playroom is a 3D platformer with zones designed around components of the PS5. One level is the GPU Jungle, for instance, complete with subsections like Renderforest, Teraflop Treetops, Raytrace Ruins, and Mt. Motherboard. There are four of…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween event guide

By Lauren Aitken, Friday, 30 October 2020 12:06 GMT Halloween is almost here in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Jack has a new trick-or-treat event for you to enjoy with friends. Throughout October, you’ll have been purchasing Halloween costumes from the Able Sister’s store, grabbing Candy from Nook’s Cranny and growing Pumpkins, now it’s time to have some spooky fun. There will be lots to do and new recipes to find, so let’s get started.Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Halloween event guideThis Saturday – October 31, for the uninitiated – Jack will be available in your island’s plaza on Halloween…

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Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 26 October 2020 20:31 GMT Treyarch and Activision have released the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launch trailer ahead of the game’s release on November 13.Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on November 13, the latest entry in the Call of Duty series has a tough job on its hands.It’s never going to be easy to improve on a phenomenon like Modern Warfare, but Black Ops Cold War is certainly giving it a good shot. You can check out 60 seconds of the game’s fast-paced, retro-flavored action below… all to…

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Fall Guys update adds a new playlist called Slime Survivors

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 17 October 2020 17:32 GMT A new Fall Guys update is available alongside a new playlist.The new Fall Guys update had added a new playlist called Slime Survivors and provides a few tweaks to Season 2 items such as nameplates.According to Mediatonic, the new Slime Survivors playlist isn’t just another back-to-back Slime Climb, as it is a mixture of Survival rounds.Those that survive will go on to Hex-A-Gone and Jump Showdown as finals.Along with the new playlist comes an increased chance to see Medieval rounds, and it decreases the chance to get nicknames and nameplates in…

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Watch today’s Night City Wire stream here for a look at the vehicles of Cyberpunk 2077

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 15 October 2020 12:00 GMT We’re getting a new episode of Night City Wire today.As promised, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red is hosting a new edition of its Night City Wire series of developer shows. Today’s episode streams live at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm UK, 6pm CESTJust the most recent episode, today’s show will, too, have a singular focus. That being the many vehicles you can boost, own and and drive in the world of Night City. More specifically, CD Projekt Red promises a deep dive into their performance, looks and sounds.Judging by previous…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 character build guide: which race, class, skills and abilities should I choose?

As Baldur’s Gate 3 finally releases into Early Access you may be a little overwhelmed with the choice for your starting character. Whether you’re a veteran Baldur’s Gate player or new to the Forgotten Realms and Faerun, Larian Studios’ Early Access release offers a robust character creation suite from the off.Included in Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access are 8 Races and 6 Classes, but it also features Subraces, Subclasses and a Background story to choose from. You will also choose your skills and abilities at an early stage. While this isn’t going to completely define your Baldur’s Gate 3 experience,…

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Pokemon Go Field Research quests: October missions and rewards list

If you want to be the very best, you’ll need to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Research Quests – constantly changing missions and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Here’s all the current missions for October 2020.Pokemon Go’s research quests are split into two categories: Field Research tasks and Research Breakthroughs.Field Research tasks (or quests if you prefer) are picked up from Pokestops and are essentially random, though quests and rewards change from month to month. Completing these can lead to Research Breakthroughs which provide further unique rewards that also rotate over…

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The limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is back in stock

By Joel Franey, Friday, 25 September 2020 15:57 GMT The special island-themed Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is on sale, though likely not for long.After quickly being all bought up around the time of the game’s release, Gamestop US has confirmed that the special limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is briefly back on sale. It initially went on sale back in January.It features special blue and green Joy-Cons, an image of the Nook family proudly standing on the dock, and you can buy it bundled the download code for New Horizons itself, meaning that customers can ensure that…

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The new Nvidia Broadcast app is a mind boggling, incredible piece of technology

I wouldn’t have thought one of the most exciting things about a new GPU would be a cool webcam app – but here we are.When Nvidia announced its new 30-series graphics cards, people were rightly excited to get their hands on the new cards and test out their in-game performance. The new GPUs appear to be well worthwhile, at least based on my review of the GeForce RTX 3080, which generally speaking offered a strong uplift of as much as 50% to the frame rates of games when challenged with a full 4K, max settings presentation. Raw GPU horsepower is…

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will be held online, citing on-going Covid-19 concerns

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 September 2020 16:01 GMT Awesome Games Done Quick, the charity speedrunning event known more commonly as AGDQ, will once again be held online in 2021.The charity event was moved online this year after complications due to the spread of Covid-19 spurred the organisers to move away from a physical event to safeguard the health of its volunteers.Next year’s charity event will also be broadcasted from a studio next year, with participants performing speedruns from home. With COVID-19 being a continuing concern, for the community’s safety we have decided to move #AGDQ2021 to an online format with the…

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2: where to find all alien plushies and unlock secret Roswell Alien skater

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 has a handful of secret unlockable skaters for you to get your hands on, but it’s the secret Roswell Alien that’s the hardest to get hold of.Once you unlock the Roswell Alien you’ll be able to play as it, and it comes with its own deck and special moves including Warp Speed, Beam Me Up and Telekickflipsis. It also comes with fully maxed out stats.In order to unlock the Roswell Alien you’ll need to collect all the alien plushies in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. There are 19 in total, with…

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Tony Hawk, Mike Pondsmith, Sid Meier confirmed for PAX Online x EGX Digital

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 3 September 2020 09:36 GMT The first panelists for the inaugural PAX Online x EGX Digital event have been announced.Tony Hawk, Mike Pondsmith, Sid Meier and more will be attending the virtual conference that takes place from September 12 until September 20.The digital event, which is being hosted to replace PAX West, PAX AUS, and EGX events in the US, UK and Australia, will be free to attend for anyone that wants to join and watch the panels.Creator of the Cyberpunk franchise, Mike Pondsmith, will be delivering the storytime keynote to open the show on Saturday,…

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Marvel’s Avengers unlock times, pre-load, pre-order bonuses and everything else you need to know

Marvel’s Avengers is just a few days away, and we know exactly when we can start playing.Marvel’s Avengers developer Crystal Dynamics has revealed pretty much all remaining details about the game’s impending release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia. You may have already gotten a taste of what Avengers has to offer with the recent beta weekends, and the full game obviously offers much more.You’ll have access to six heroes (Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and Thor), playable in the campaign and across over 80 War Zones and Drop Zones. Future, post-launch heroes – such…

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Microsoft is teasing Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition release at gamescom

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 24 August 2020 13:23 GMT An Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition shadow drop may be happening soon.It looks like we may be playing Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition sooner rather than later, if we’re interpreting this new teaser correctly. The official Age of Empires Twitter account recently posted a cryptic image showing some unit cards.Though it may not look like much, fans figured out that the hotkey for each unit combine to spell out the word ‘gamescom’. This is a strong indication that the game is being released this week, or at the very…

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Fall Guys was pitched to ten publishers before Devolver picked it up

Game publishers seemingly weren’t too hot on battle royale when Fall Guys developers went looking for funding.Fall Guys is easily on of this year’s most successful games. Its PC sales are outstanding, and the idea to give it away for free to PlayStation Plus members is ingenious. In short, it’s a hit, but not everyone had the foresight to call it early in development.In a lengthy Twitter thread, Mediatonic creative director Jeff Tanton recounted the game’s inception, early development and the hard time the studio had convincing publishers to fund it.According to Tanton, lead game designer Joe Walsh had the…

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Some areas in Cyberpunk 2077 have been ruined by global warming

By Cian Maher, Monday, 10 August 2020 18:33 GMT Today’s Night City Wire livestream revealed lots of new details about Cyberpunk 2077 – including the fact that global warming has ravaged one of the game’s primary areas. The first half of today’s stream primarily focused on the three distinct lifepaths in Cyberpunk 2077: Corpo, Street Kid, and Nomad. If you want a breakdown of what each lifepath entails, we’ve already put together some explainers for Corpos, Street Kids, and Nomads. But that’s not what we’re discussing here – instead, we’re going to focus on global warming in Cyberpunk 2077.“Time has…

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The VG247 Gear List: gaming hardware picks used by the VG247 team

At VG247 we spend a shed load of time playing games. Here’s our picks for the best gear for doing so.One of the perks of writing about video games as we do on VG247 is that we all get to spend quite a lot of time playing them and, in turn, perfecting our choice of gear in each of our gaming set ups. We test and reject a lot of stuff, and some stuff you read about on the site even in reviews might be considered quality – but the ultimate test of quality is if after the review process…

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Xbox Series X pre-orders seemingly opening soon, according to Australian partner

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 3 August 2020 11:21 GMT It looks like we may be closer to some big Xbox Series X news than we thought.Telstra, a large telecom company in Australia, has advised customers to update their details in anticipation of Xbox Series X pre-orders “opening soon.” Telstra is Microsoft’s partner in the country for Xbox All Access, a subscription programme that allows customers to own an Xbox console and Live Gold and pay the price in monthly instalments. Those who registered to receive information about Xbox Series X from Telstra got the message today, as seen on Reddit…