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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review roundup – All the scores

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 9 November 2020 16:48 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release is just a knife’s edge away, so we’ve rounded up all the reviews for Ubisoft’s latest huge open-world action-adventure to see what the critical consensus is.Having headed to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, this new Assassin’s Creed title is set around the Viking invasion of Britain, with players taking on the role of either a male or female Eivor as they – as all series heroes do – become tangled in the war between Assassins and Templars.Our review isn’t live just yet, but will be going up…

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Remastered Halo 4 comes to PC Master Chief Collection next week

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 9 November 2020 15:40 GMT 2012’s Halo 4 is finally making the leap to PC.That’s according to the sci-fi shooter series’ official Twitter account, which announced that the game will be launching on PC for the first time as part of The Master Chief Collection on November 17.The description for a trailer for the game on YouTube describes this release as optimised for PC. Apparently Halo 4’s campaign as been “fully remastered,” too.Halo: The Master Chief Collection was released for Xbox One in November 2014 and featured the first four entries in the franchise. The compilation…

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Watch Dogs Complete Edition rated for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 17:56 GMT Looks like the original Watch Dogs is coming to next-gen consoles.The ESRB listing for Watch Dogs Complete Edition has been updated to include PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions.The Complete Edition is already available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.Ubisoft has not officially announced the game is coming to next-gen, but ESRB listings are generally spot-on (thanks, GamesRadar).This will be a great way for new players to dig into the series and become acquainted with the game’s protagonist, Aiden Pearce, who is also playable in Watch Dogs Legion.Speaking of which, if…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition coming in 2021, new Mass Effect game in the works

Bioware has announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which is a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy. The studio also confirmed a new game in the series is in the works.The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is probably one of the worst kept secrets in gaming at the moment, but it’s nice to have confirmation.“For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games,” says the blog post. “Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PlayStation advantages include bonus loadout slots, Battle Pass Bundle Bonus

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 14:31 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PlayStation players will have some perks only available with the consoles for an entire year.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is out on November 13, and PlayStation users will receive some timed-exclusive benefits on PS4 and PS5. We already knew the Zombies Onslaught mode would be a timed-exclusive to PS4 and PS5 players, but it goes beyond the Zombies mode. According to a post on the PS Blog, other timed benefits include bonus loadout slots, Battle Pass Bundle Bonus, and more.Battle Pass Bundle…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: day one update, pre-load times, file size, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 20:46 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a day one title update for all platforms.Ubisoft has detailed the day one title update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, along with the full game size, and when you can start pre-loading the game.Title update v1.0.2 will fine-tune the balancing of the game, address various quest-related nuisances, include miscellaneous bug fixes, and provide improved performance and stability.It also adds content such as additional localized audio packs, and the Codex.Here, the Animus Database will return with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as “Codex”. The Codex has two parts, the Database, and…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla video shows off nine minutes of Xbox Series X gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:56 GMT Here’s a nine-minute look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running on Xbox Series X.Ubisoft has released a gameplay walkthrough of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running on Xbox Series X.The video is around nine minutes long and shows off your settlement, river raids, fighting, exploration, stealth, and it also touches upon mythology.In the game, you play as Eivor who is torn between brotherly duty and a personal quest for glory.Eivor’s clan is looking for more in the land of England, as they are driven from Norway by war and dwindling resources. Here, you will…

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Bloober delays Xbox Series X/S game The Medium until next year

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:30 GMT Polish games company Bloober Team has delayed the launch of its upcoming horror title, The Medium.In a post on Twitter, the studio said that The Medium would now be coming out on January 28, 2021, rather than the December 10 date that had previously been announced. This is something of a blow for Microsoft, as The Medium was one of the few titles available for the Xbox Series X/S this year.Bloober said that this delay is due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other games on the release schedule. Fellow…

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Remedy delays PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Control

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 15:58 GMT Finnish games studio Remedy has pushed back the release of Control Ultimate Edition for next-gen consoles.The developer posted the news on Twitter, saying that it needed more time to finish the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series/S version of Control Ultimate Edition.The game was set to come out at the end of 2020, but will now be coming out in early 2021.“We want the final quality of the game to be awesome, and so we need a bit more time to work on it,” Remedy wrote.“Thank you for your understanding and patience!”Control…

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EA’s first PS5 and Xbox Series X Battlefield game seems to be going big

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 14:21 GMT Publisher Electronic Arts has a new Battlefield game in the works.Speaking to investors, CEO Andrew Wilson said that its DICE studio is hard at work on a brand new entry in the Battlefield series and that this is set to impress thanks to the power of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles.This new title is penciled in for release at the end of 2021.“DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never before seen scale,” Wilson said.“The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver a true next-gen…

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Outriders post-campaign content, Expeditions, detailed

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 5 November 2020 21:02 GMT A look at Expeditions, the post-campaign content for Outriders, was provided today by People Can Fly and Square Enix.In Outriders, Expeditions are “tough-as-nails missions” which will unlock the powerful equipment in the game.Expeditions expand on the story of the campaign and feature the toughest challenges in the game. They’re meant to be played with a team of skilled and coordinated players.They contain powerful equipment and efficient character builds, and true skill and mastery over your class are necessary to succeed and reach the highest levels.Outriders will be released on PC, Xbox,…

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EA details next-gen updates for Star Wars: Squadrons, more

Next-gen consoles are almost here, and EA has provided a list of games that are getting next-gen enhancements.EA has broken down which games will be upgraded and which will be backward compatible with next-gen systemsWith backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, you’ll also be able to play a slew of EA games including Star Wars: Squadrons, UFC4,  NHL 21, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, The Sims 4 and its add-on packs, as well as Apex Legends.Here’s a breakdown of the newest games and what you can expect next week when the console’s launch.Star Wars: Squadrons will…

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Xbox Series X and S reviews round-up: Here’s what people think of Microsoft’s next-gen hardware

The review embargo is up for Microsoft’s next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X – and it looks like critics and commentators around the world are mighty impressed.Microsoft has been sending review units of the consoles out over the past few weeks and months, and now – finally – we can see what everyone thinks of the upcoming next-gen hardware.There are a few themes running through the reviews; there’s almost universal praise of the actual hardware itself. It’s fast, it’s quiet, it’s well-designed and it just works, straight out the box.But many critics have an issue with the…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – here’s how much space you need and when you can pre-load

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 20:21 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is almost here, and Activision has provided information on how much space you will need, and when you can pre-load the game.The game will be released on November 13 and if you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally, you can pre-load it to ensure it’s ready to go at launch.Below is a breakdown of when pre-ordering begins on all platforms: PlayStation  4: Pre-loading will be available on November 5  at 9pm PT /November 6 at 12am ET, 5am UK Xbox One:…

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Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox Series S runs in dynamic 1080, ray-tracing on PC has slight advantage over consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 20:01 GMT The highest resolution for Watch Dogs Legion on Xbox Series S will be dynamic 1080, according to Ubisoft.Speaking with Wccftech, the company’s lead programmer, Galvin Whitlock, said this was the case with Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox Series X.Whitlock also touched on the differences between ray-traced reflections across PC and next-gen consoles, and apparently, PC only has a slight advantage.“The fundamentals of the ray-tracing are the same across all platforms that support it,” said Whitlock. “For RTX on PC, we do ray-tracing for rougher surfaces in more situations.“Ray-tracing relies on a simplified version…