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ARK Genesis 2 | How to tame Shadowmanes

By Rebecca Jones 11 June 2021 17:03 GMT Shadowmanes are a new type of creature introduced in the Genesis: Part 2, the final piece of DLC for ARK: Survival Evolved.Watch on YouTubeNot only are these majestic dinosaurs rad as hell to look at, but when tamed they’re incredibly useful as transport and when taking on offensive roles in combat.How to tame a Shadowmane in ARK Genesis 2There is a unique, non-violent method you need to use when taming Shadowmanes.The main item you need in order to bring a Shadowmane on-side is simply a Fish Basket containing any fish weighing 0.5…

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ARK Genesis 2 | Finding Mutagel and taming Tek Stryders

Mutagel is a resource introduced into ARK: Survival Evolved with the new Genesis: Part 2 DLC. One of its major uses is the taming of Tek Stryders.Watch on YouTube How to harvest Mutagel in ARK How to turn Mutagel into Mutagen How to tame Tek Stryders in ARK Benefits of a tamed Tek Stryder How to harvest Mutagel in ARKThere are several locations in Genesis: Part 2 where you can harvest Mutagel: On ambergris asteroids. On black pearl asteroids. In the Rockwell’s Innards biome, in the acid pool underneath Rockwell’s heart. You can harvest Mutagel by hand here once the…

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Ark: Survival Evolved’s final expansion is now available

By Stephany Nunneley 4 June 2021 14:05 GMT Ark: Genesis Part 2, the final chapter in the survival saga, has arrived.The conclusion of Ark: Survival Evolved offers the largest map released, new missions, and a story that bridges the gap to the Ark 2 sequel.Watch on YouTubeIn Genesis Part 2, you will explore a new world filled with new biomes and creatures, while participating in story-oriented missions that will test your survival skills.It also features the final showdown between HLN-A and Sir Edmund Rockwell which takes place on a colonial ship traveling through space.Here’s more: New History-Oriented Missions: A holographic…

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No Man’s Sky’s Prisms update adds reflections, new texture effects, improved lighting, more

A new update is available for No Man’s Sky, making it even prettier.The Prisms update is now available for No Man’s Sky, and it adds plenty of visual improvements.Watch on YouTubeThese improvements include reflections, new texture effects, more biome detail, improved lighting, new skies, new warp effects, creature fur, and more.You can expect support for screen space reflection (SSR) technology for PC, next-generation consoles, and Xbox One X. This allows starships and lifeforms to create reflections as they move, and lighting in reflective areas will feel higher quality and more realistic.In the update, new styles of volumetric lights have been…

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Humankind is a delightfully complicated, full-fat 4X strategy – even though its devs want to “kill micromanagement”

The 4X strategy genre thrives on complexity – but the latest challenger in the genre wants to reduce tedious micromanagement.Watch on YouTubeThe last time I played Humankind, the new Civilization-like 4X game from Amplitude Studios and Sega, I described it as “complex, clever, and more unique than you might think”. Back then, in a more limited early-game hands-on, I could only see the teases of true depth at the edges of the playable section. Now, in a new hands-on, I’ve been able to see Humankind’s depth and complexity right into the mid-game. Here’s the headline: it’s impressive, satisfying, and just…

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Rust | How to get stone on Console and PC

Stone is a core resource in Rust. It comes in handy in any number of survival situations, whether you’re building a shelter or crafting weapons.Watch on YouTubeFortunately, stone isn’t particularly hard to come by in Rust. However, if you want to farm it efficiently, it’s still worth knowing the best places to look. Where to find stone in Rust How to mine stone in Rust Setting up a mining quarry What is stone used for in Rust? Where to find stone in RustIn Rust, you can often find loose stones lying on the ground. Picking up a stone you happen…

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Sony temporarily disables LittleBigPlanet servers due to offensive messages

By Stephany Nunneley 22 May 2021 20:03 GMT Sony has disabled LittleBigPlanet servers due to ongoing attacks.Recent attacks on the LittleBigPlanet servers have led to the disabling by Sony, which said there was no other option.Watch on YouTube“Due to the severity of the recent attacks we have no other option than to temporarily disable the game servers,” reads a tweet from the LittleBigPlanet Twitter. “We do not take these attacks lightly especially when they target our loyal community members. Thanks for understanding.”Yesterday, Sony acknowledged the community was “experiencing issues with the servers,” and that it was investigating “these new attacks.”It appears the attacks…

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Roblox boss says PlayStation and Switch “make perfect sense” for the game builder

By Stephany Nunneley 22 May 2021 15:47 GMT Roblox Corporation seems like it is keen to bring Roblox to PlayStation platforms and Switch.This is according to the company’s CEO and co-founder Dave Baszucki, who stated the consoles make “perfect sense” for Roblox.Watch on YouTubeBaszucki also seems keen on Oculus Quest (thanks, GamesRadar).If you are unfamiliar, it allows users to build their own games using Roblox Studio. It also has elements of an MMO, as many players can come together to play and build.It is currently available on PC, mobile, and Xbox One, and released on the latter back in 2015, and…

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Minecraft diamonds | Where to find diamond ore

It’s a cliché, but diamonds might actually be one of your best friends in Minecraft. They can be used to craft some of the game’s best and most durable gear, and so they’re a highly sought-after material.Watch on YouTubeHowever, diamonds are really rare in the world of Minecraft. Furthermore, not only do you need to know where and how to find them — you also need to know the right tools to bring with you to mine them.On this page: Where to find diamonds in Minecraft How to tell which level you’re on Diamonds in 1.17 How to mine diamonds…

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Valheim patch adds new terrain modification, fixes a couple of bugs

By Dom Peppiatt 20 April 2021 10:54 GMT Developer Iron Gate Studios has rolled out a big new patch for the popular survival game Valheim that overhauls the terrain system and makes landscaping that bit easier for players.If you’re eager to do some humongous terrain-based projects in Valheim, you’re going to want to pay attention to the game’s latest update. Though the last patch tweaked Hammer, Hoe and Cultivator timings, this new update (version 0.150.3)  does some slightly more in-depth rejigging to the game’s suite of customization tools.“The new terrain modification system is made to reduce the number of network instances and…

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Roblox Studio | How to make your own Roblox games

Roblox is a game creation system, meaning that all games on the platform were developed by its users. Not only is Roblox a place where you can go to choose from a selection of millions of games — most of them free-to-play — you can also create and upload your own games for other players to enjoy.Watch on YouTubeBy sharing your creations with the world, you can even earn Robux — Roblox’s in-game currency — which can be redeemed for add-ons and other digital items on the platform. How to start creating Roblox games Making your first Roblox game How…

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Top 10 Best Roblox Games | The best games to play on Roblox right now

Roblox celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and it’s going as strong as ever thanks to a userbase that grew above and beyond expectations during 2020. With no end in sight for this free-to-play game creating platform, now is an excellent time to sample some of the best user-created games Roblox has to offer.Watch on YouTubeWith literally millions of games to choose from, just deciding where to start with Roblox can be a daunting prospect. Here’s our rundown of ten of the best and most popular games to play on Roblox right now. How to play Roblox Is Roblox on…

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Fishing Tourney: prizes, points and trophies explained

At long last, it’s time for the Spring Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Players in the northern hemisphere can take part in this quarterly event — hosted by the adorable blue-eyed beaver C.J. — on Saturday 10th April 2021.And for once our friends in the southern hemisphere will be able to play right along with us, since their Autumn Fishing Tourney will also be held on April 10th.The Fishing Tourney runs from 9AM to 6PM local time, but is it worth spending hours of your day taking part? Here we list the prizes, points and trophy rewards, just…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom season | Full recipes list

It’s April 1st, and if you’re already tired of dodging April Fool’s pranks, here’s something wholesome to focus on instead: Cherry Blossom Season is back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!From today until April 10th (which also happens to be the date of this year’s Spring Fishing Tourney, just FYI…) you can catch cherry blossom petals as they waft by gently on the island breezes. During this ten-day period, you can also collect 14 cherry blossom themed DIY recipes to help you get in the mood for spring.These dates apply to the northern hemisphere only. Players in the southern hemisphere will…

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Someone has made a perfect recreation of ‘Zero to Hero’ from Disney’s Hercules in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 14:51 GMT As the world at large celebrates the one-year anniversary of Animal Crossing: New Horizons being available on Switch, one player has taken it a step further.Redditor Melhunnibee has created a shot-for-shot recreation of the song and video of Zero to Hero from Disney’s Hercules – and it’s spectacular.The comments under the video are lovely; throngs of people thanking the creative Nintendo Switch player for posting the inventive recreation of one of the movie’s best tracks (and visual accompaniments).YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS: Disney’s Hercules – Zero to Hero – ACNH Recreation…