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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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Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch

By Stephany Nunneley 9 June 2021 20:16 GMT Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch soon, allowing players to group up and play together.Overwatch players will soon be able to play with others, regardless of platform, thanks to the latest global Battle.net update.Watch on YouTubeThe update will allow players from around the world to team up, as long as they have a Battle.net account and have linked their appropriate console accounts.If you are unsure how to create a Battle.net account, or want to know how to link your platform to a Battle.net account, Blizzard has you covered.To celebrate, everyone who logs in…

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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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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has reminded me of the pain of glitched achievements

Is there anything worse than a glitched achievement? As I replay the trilogy in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, I’m doing something I haven’t really done in earnest for a long time: achievement hunting. Watch on YouTubeBack in the Xbox 360 era, I was more serious about this whole activity. I would regularly pick up 1000 Gamerscore in games I only liked a little bit – I was an achievement completionist. Sometimes, I’d seek out totally crap games with the sole aim of picking up their achievements. I’m pretty sure I even have that infamous Avatar game that shamefully lets you…

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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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Check out Wasteland 3’s ‘The Battle of Steeltown’ DLC trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 24 May 2021 19:18 GMT inXile Entertainment’s first Wasteland 3 narrative expansion, The Battle of Steeltown, is almost here. To welcome us to the new area, the developer has shared a new video.We’ve previously been introduced to Wasteland 3’s upcoming location – a new area that’s located in the southwestern portion of Colorado. The factory complex called Steeltown is where all of the tech that keeps Colorado running is manufactured. But there’s a dark side to the hub, too.Steeltown keeps the Patriarch in power and builds trucks, armor, weapons, and robots – but something’s wrong. Rangers have…

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The Last of Us Part 2 performance patch for PS5 targets 60 FPS

By Stephany Nunneley 19 May 2021 16:49 GMT The PS5 performance patch for The Last of Us Part 2 is now available. Rumors of a PS5 patch coming for The Last of Us Part 2 surfaced back in January, so it’s just taken Sony and Naughty Dog a while to push it out.Once patch 1.08 for the game is installed on your PS5, you will find a toggle in the Display options that allows you to choose between a Framerate Target of 30 FPS or 60 FPS. You can also expect an enhanced resolution, faster load times, and more.The game…

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Destiny 2 cross-play turned on by accident with Season of the Splicer launch

By Sherif Saed 12 May 2021 16:25 GMT Destiny 2 is getting cross-play, just not today.The launch of Destiny 2‘s Season of the Splicer last night was off to a wobbly start.Watch on YouTubeWhen servers went back online following the usual maintenance before the start of every season, it didn’t take long for players to notice very long queue times. Then came reports of the Honeydew error, which prevents players from accessing the new content. Though things appear to have been more severe this time around, all of this is pretty much the usual for Destiny’s seasonal launches. But one…

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Remnant: From the Ashes free upgrade coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 8 May 2021 16:20 GMT Gunfire Games has announced a free update for Remnant: From the Ashes is coming next week.On May 13, a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be released for Remnant: From the Ashes players.Watch on YouTubeYou will be able to choose between 4K resolution at 30 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X.On Xbox Series S it will run in 1080p at 60 frames per second. You can also choose this option for PS5 and Xbox Series X.Also on May 13, Xbox PC Game Pass members will be…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Mako has been improved, but you can disable the new handling

Even though upgrades have been made to the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, you can revert back to the old handling if you wish.This is according to BioWare which recently spoke with PC Gamer about the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition.Watch on YouTubeAs you know, the M-35 Mako has been updated to handle better than before, and it will feel less light and bouncy. With the update, the vehicle feels weightier and slides around less.But, if you prefer the way the old Mako handled, you can turn the improvements off, according to project director Mac Walters and environment…

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Here’s what to do if your Returnal save file has been corrupted

By Sherif Saed 6 May 2021 13:50 GMT You may yet be able to salvage your Returnal save file.Following yesterday’s fiasco with Returnal patch 1.3.3 corrupting players’ saves, developer Housemarque has officially detailed the next steps.Watch on YouTubeFor starters, a new patch has been released – version 1.3.4 – that includes changes in 1.3.3, while fixing the save corruption bug. Everyone should download this patch. Housemarque detailed three scenarios for players who already had their save files corrupted by 1.3.3. If you played the game after installing patch 1.3.3, check your save file size. If it’s larger than 0KB, you…

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Xbox Series X is the only console that will run Mass Effect Legendary Edition at 120fps

By Sherif Saed 6 May 2021 11:03 GMT Mass Effect Legendary Edition seems like it’s going to scale well across all consoles.BioWare has detailed the framerate and resolution targets for Mass Effect Legendary Edition across all consoles. For starters, the game will offer two modes: one priorities visual quality and the other framerate.Watch on YouTubeThe two modes will be available on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X/S – though with varying targets. One thing worth highlighting is that Xbox Series X is currently the only console with support for up…

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Returnal actually has a few cheats, if you plug in a keyboard

By Sherif Saed 5 May 2021 13:09 GMT You can turn on cheats in Returnal, but probably not for long.It seems Returnal developer Housemarque accidentally shipped the game with a number of active cheats. Cheat commands and debug codes are used in game development all the time, for the purposes of rapid testing and fine-tuning.Watch on YouTubeUsually, however, they are only known to developers. Without a way for players to enter them into the finished game, they remain a secret. Not the case in Returnal, apparently, as YouTube user TheRandomizer discovered this week.The player dug up a number of useful…

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Valorant voice chat will recorded to combat “disruptive or offensive behavior”

Valorant voice chat will now be recorded by Riot GamesRiot Games has made changes to its Privacy Notice and Terms of Service, noting that starting now, all voice chat in Valorant will be recorded for the purposes of combating “disruptive voice communications.”Watch on YouTubeAccording to the notice, this will also be a possibility in Riot’s other games, such as League of Legends, but for now, the only game where chat will be recorded is Valorant (thanks, Blue).“We know reducing disruptive behavior is a complex problem that will require long-term investment and many different approaches to address—particularly in terms of voice…