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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players find ancient alien bow in rock pile

Here I thought the Borderlands games were the only ones that would chuck cool loot at you when you hit clumps of dirt and rock, but it turns out Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has something to hide in its rock piles too. Over the weekend, Valhalla players managed to find a secret Isu bow by repeatedly whacking a rather unassuming pile of rocks – however, this definitely isn’t the way you’re supposed to find it. (more…)

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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game kicks off its comeback tour

It’s been ten years since it originally came out, and six years since it mysteriously disappeared from digital stores, but today Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game made its comeback. It’s an excellent little beat ’em up based on the Scott Pilgrim comic series (or if you’ve not read those, the film starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and this new version of the game comes with all the DLCs to boot. (more…)

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Have You Played… Far Cry Primal?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I’m a sucker for Far Cry’s charismatic bad guys. Since Far Cry 3, Ubisoft has obviously been aiming to write villians that thrill and terrify in equal measure, but with the stone-age Far Cry Primal they weren’t as concerned about handsome, hypnotic lunatics, or superforeigners that were here to save the day via a never-ending stream of bullets. To my eyes, at least, they wanted to stick Far Cry’s survival of the fittest hunting and gathering in a game where it…

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Have you played… Prince Of Persia (2008)?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. It’s genuinely strange to me that more people don’t talk about the 2008 Prince Of Persia. Okay, it’s probably the art style, which deviates massively from the other games in the series. It’s also a sort of reboot with less of a focus on time-manipulation and combat, choosing instead to focus on the dynamic between the two main characters. My point is, I can see why people wouldn’t have given it a fair shake. Truth is though, it’s really damn good,…

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Have you played… Assassin’s Creed: Origins?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. If there’s one thing you should know about my gaming habits it’s that I unironically bloody love me some Assassin’s Creed. That means the older sneaky-stabby AC and the more modern shouty-pillage fests like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Assassin’s Creed Origins is the awkward middle step between the two, acting as the series’ first go at a proper RPG. (more…)

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla deploys hotfix for early quest bug and plans more fixes later this month

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has slashed through its release date, but some of you may have had trouble off the bat with progression through an early quest blocked by a bug. A Seer’s Solace has been fixed, Ubisoft say, with fixes for other quest bugs and known issues coming later this month. So find some solace in that then, eh Eivor? (more…)

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Ubisoft ditch achievements, starting with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Now, I wouldn’t call “racking up achievements” an essential part of the Viking power fantasy. Yet, when they appeared to be mysteriously absent from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the uproar could’ve easily been heard in the Norse afterlife itself. Following the pillage ’em up’s release earlier this week, Ubisoft have stepped in to explain that their absence is intentional, the first in a move to eliminate achievements in favour of their existing Challenges system. (more…)

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Police evacuate Ubisoft Montreal after hostage call but no threat was found

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 11:02 GMT Ubisoft Montreal went through a terrifying experience this Friday after a major police incident. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported and no threat has been found.On Friday afternoon, news of a potential hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal hit Twitter after the police advised people to stay clear of developer’s offices. In an initial tweet, the department tweeted: There is an ongoing police operation at the corner of Saint-Laurent and St-Viateur. We ask people to avoid the area. The #SPVM is currently validating information and more details will follow. pic.twitter.com/44PjWzsCOh — Police…

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Police evacuated Ubisoft Montréal due to alleged hostage situation, no threat or injuries found

Montréal police are on site at the building that houses Ubisoft Montréal’s offices Friday afternoon after responding to a 911 call. Local police have reported that there are no injuries and that they have not identified any threat. Update: The Montréal police say they were answering a call about a potential hostage situation however no threat was found. (more…)

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might take time to sail into your library

For Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s Eivor, there’s no foe that can’t be bested with a good axe. Unfortunately, you’re not Eivor. You’re sitting at a PC, controlling them through a piece of software that has some troublesome villains of its own – from irritating freezes to the game stubbornly refusing to show up in your collection. Yes, it might be cold up in Norway, but these freeze-ups aren’t the kind of immersion you’re looking for, are they? (more…)

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My favourite thing about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the freedom

A few of us are having a grand old time in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which I am now informed is the 22nd entry in Ubisoft’s flagship series about exploring different historical settings, meeting interesting people, and brutally murdering them for your own gain. Valhalla is Viking flavoured, set during the invasion of England known as The Great Heathen Army (great band name). Though you spend a lot of time pillaging and raiding, you also do a lot of open exploration, discovering strange standing stones, hallucinogenic mushrooms and odd quests involving nudists and betrayal mysteries. That, in fact, is my favourite…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Ravensthorpe is my new favourite game town

What is a home? My yardstick is that home is anywhere I don’t feel weird opening the fridge and making myself a sandwich from its contents. If you are left alone somewhere and you find yourself thinking, “But what if I make a sarnie with that ham and it turns out it it was special ham being saved for a special occasion??” then you are not anywhere that is home for you. Likewise, if anyone tells me to make myself at home, I immediately go and get the cheese out of their fridge and take a bite out of it,…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review Not an easy entry point if you’re new to the series, but Valhalla is a lively grab bag of all the best bits from Assassin’s Creed games past. Even if that does get a bit much at times. Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Release: November 10th On: Windows From: Ubisoft Price: £50/€/$ Assassin’s Creed Valhalla starts in Norway, spends most of its time in 9th century England, and even has some optional detours to the present day or mythical Asgard if you fancy it. But the latest entry in Ubisoft’s used-to-be-annual franchise about stabbing your way…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla shows off its detailed PC settings menus

No need to spend an hour in character creation before you start playing Viking ’em up Assassin’s Creed Valhalla since you’ll be lacing up the boots of Eivor either way. What will you fiddle with before going a’raiding instead? A whole hunk of PC graphical and accessibility settings, of course. Ubisoft have run through all the options PC players can muck around with in a new video. (more…)