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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC specs feature six different configurations

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 17:47 GMT The PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have been provided by Ubisoft.The November 10 release date for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be here soon,  and if you want to play it on PC, you might want to look over the six different configurations suggested by Ubisoft.Below you will find the specs for minimum, recommended, 2K, and 4K configurations.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC SpecsMinimum Configuration – Low preset 1080p 30 FPS Processor (AMD / INTEL): Ryzen 3 1200 – 3.1 Ghz / i5-4460 – 3.2 Ghz RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel mode) Video Card: AMD…

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PUBG gets a new map that changes with every match in Season 9

PUBG has introduced a new map that’s unlike anything else you’ve seen before in the battle royale shooter.PUBG‘s patch 9.1 has arrived on the game’s test servers on PC, bringing with it the new Paramo map, a smaller 3x3Km arena with an active volcano.Outside of its unique setting compared to other PUBG maps, Paramo’s main hook is that its layout and weather conditions change with every match, shifting the location of major landmarks and altering the terrain of each area. Lava flows from Paramo’s active volcano, which creates lava streams that deal damage to players and vehicles.All throughout the new…

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Save on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Control and more as Target also slashes prices on Amazon Prime Day

By Alan Wen, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 21:03 GMT If you’re looking for other gaming deals besides from Amazon Prime Day, you’re in luck. Rival stores are also getting in on the action with their own deals, and Target even has some lower-priced games. Here’s some of the highlights we found: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey  (PS4) – $19.99 (-60%) The Sims 4 + Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Bundle (PS4) – $19.99 (-50%) Control (PS4) – $13.99 (-50%) Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PS4) – $8.99 (-50%) Man Eater (PS4) – $19.99 (-50%) Rainbow Six Siege (Xbox One) – $9.99 (-50%)…

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Apex Legends is getting a Championship Edition

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 20:08 GMT Today, Respawn and EA announced a Champion Edition for Apex Legends and it will be available in time for the start of Season 7.The Championship Edition for Apex Legends features all characters up to Season 7, along with over $100-worth of cosmetics, including Legendary skins and a Legendary gun charm.It also comes with 1,000 Apex Coins.Starting Season 7, you can find the Champion Edition on PC, Origin, PS4, and Xbox One.It will run you $39.99 and comes with the following:The Champion Edition 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):…

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FIFA 21 Best Strikers | Top Wingers and Forwards to add to your squad

There’s no replacement for an out-and-out striker. FIFA 21 is all about goals, and if you’re going to outscore your opponents through an entire barnstorming season, then you’ll need some serious firepower up front. Here are some of FIFA 21’s best strikers, forwards, and wingers to help you do just that. Forwards can take on a lot of roles in modern football. It used to be that the number 9 was the focal point for the entire team, but now they can be more valued for their link-up play with inside forwards – like Roberto Firmino at Liverpool – or…

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Dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now available through Steam Early Access

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 15:25 GMT Second Extinction is now available in Early Access.Steam users can play dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now that it has gone into Early Access.Developed by Systemic Reaction, in the game, you will work as a team to take down large groups of mutated dinosaurs. Expect plenty of bullets, bombs, teeth, claws, and gore, according to the studio.The game also features what’s called the War Effort, where threat levels go from one to three and once you take dinosaurs down in one area, the next area will feature a higher threat. Threat Level 1…

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Best Amazon Prime Day gaming deals 2020 – Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and more

Better late than never – Amazon Prime Day is back, with hundreds of gaming deals to pick from, letting you save money while grabbing all the games, consoles, peripherals, gadgets and merch you’ve been looking for over 48 hours. Below we’ve listed everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2020, as well as all the best deals, updated to-the-moment, so you can find what you need and save money in the process. There’s no shortage of gaming deals this year, with options across Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more. You can find some of our highlights just below, with some…

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PUBG Season 9 will introduce the game’s first ever ‘dynamic map’ later this month

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 12 October 2020 17:12 GMT PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting Paramo, a new map in PUBG Season 9, that promises to be the most dynamic location yet.The incoming volcano-themed map is set to arrive in-game later in October, and developer PUBG Corp describes the new location as the game’s “first dynamic map”.Though it’s currently unclear just how different this map will be every time you play, hints from the developer suggest the map is ever-changing – a pretty decent idea for a battle royale title. What secrets lie in the fog-covered highlands of #Paramo? Find out in #PUBG…

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The Outer Worlds sequel seemingly in the works

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 12 October 2020 13:18 GMT Obsidian may not be done with The Outer Worlds, after all.About a year before The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian was set to ship its sci-fi RPG, Microsoft swooped in to acquire the studio along with inXile.The Outer Worlds has since released, of course, to much critical acclaim. Since then, the assumption has been that the team would now set its sights on something new with the support of parent company Microsoft. Obsidian has, of course, already revealed Avowed, its next action RPG.But it turns out, there may be more in the…

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Sea of Thieves devs release pirate-themed Van Halen cover in touching tribute video

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 15:07 GMT Sea of Thieves developer Rare has recorded a pirate-themed cover of ‘Jump’ by Van Halen as a tribute to Eddie Van Halen.A selection of developers that work on Sea of Thieves at UK studio Rare have released a cover of the iconic Van Halen track to celebrate the life of Eddie Van Halen, who sadly passed away on October 6 at 65 years of age.The developers posted the touching tribute on Twitter, where it’s been met with praise from music lovers and gamers alike. A tribute in our current Sea of…

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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2020 begins on October 13

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 14:20 GMT This year’s version of Halloween Terror is coming to Overwatch on October 13, Blizzard has confirmed.The next in-game event, Halloween Terror 2020, will be hitting Ovewatch’s live servers on October 13 and – as ever – it will introduce players to new skins, sprays, and player icons.A short teaser has shown off new cosmetics for over on the Overwatch Twitter. D.Va, Sombra, Sigma, Brigitte, and Echo are all in line for new cosmetics. As ever we can expect more characters to get new skins, too – and they will likely be announced…

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505 Games stops production on Indivisible

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 10 October 2020 17:13 GMT 505 Games has announced it has stopped production on Indivisible with one final Switch update to be released.In a statement, 505 said the last Indivisible update will bring the Switch version up-to-date with the game on other platforms and is expect to arrive on October 13.The firm notes that unreleased IndieGoGo backer rewards such as backer-created and guest characters will not be added to the game. The Ajna statue, a backer reward, is in production, and availability information will be provided soon (thanks, GI.biz).Refunds for those that pre-purchased the Switch physical…

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The Outer Worlds heads to Steam later this month

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 9 October 2020 20:12 GMT Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds will finally head to Steam later this month.The Outer Worlds will be available through Steam on October 23, it has been announced. The game was an Epic Games Store exclusive for one year on PC.Released in late-October 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the game is a critical success, and financially exceeded expectations for its publisher, Take-Two’s Private Division label. It was released on Switch back in June.In September, story DLC was released for the game. Called Peril on Gorgon, it is the first DLC and it expands the reaches…

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Ziggurat 2 news, plus some standout Steam Festival demos in our weekly indie news round-up

We return this week with another episode of our hidden indie gems feature, and we picked a great week for to go back to the regular schedule, too.That’s because the autumn edition of The Steam Game Festival kicked off this week. This latest iteration of Steam’s popular demo festival has been live since Wednesday, and will remain so until Tuesday, October 13.The first part of this week’s column will cover new announcements/reveals, whereas the second part is all about Steam Game Festival demos you should check out while you can. We’ll never be able to cover everything (there are hundreds…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer beta tips: new Scorestreak, longer TTK, Wild Cards and more

Welcome to what’s going to be a decidedly different Call of Duty experience than the one millions of us have been playing for a year. The Black Ops Cold War beta is here, and it’s where most players will form their first impressions with this year’s game.Some things operate on feel, and others, well, we can let you know of ahead of time to save you some of the trouble. In the few tips to follow, we’ll cover everything from moment-to-moment changes from Modern Warfare, to Black Ops Cold War’s new quirks. This may be a harder transition compared to…