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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mini-game, Orlog, is getting the board game treatment

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s most notable mini-game, Orlog, is getting a dedicated board game that’s due to hit the market in 2021.The dice game, which you will have most likely encountered if you’ve booted up the latest game in Ubisoft’s open world series, tasks players with depleting their opponents’ health tokens by stealing dice, firing arrows, and hurling axes. As mini-games go, it’s quite a good one.Wanting to capitalize on the success of the mini-game, Ubisoft has revealed a collaboration with collectibles company PureArts, with the companies planning to bring a physical edition of Orlog to the real world in 2021 (thanks,…

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Fortnite Galactus event confirmed for early December

Infamous Marvel big bad, Galactus, is set to arrive in Fortnite thanks to a Chapter 2: Season 4 crossover event taking place in December.The massive, planet-eating villain will finally see arrive in a one-time-only Nexus War finale live event that’s set to kick off on December 1, 2020, at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT.Galactus arrives as part of the latest in a series of Marvel x Fortnite crossovers that have been on-going throughout Season 4 of Fortnite: Chapter 2.Not too much information has been shared by developer Epic Games, but we have been given a little briefing on…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War map Nuketown ’84 coming next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:45 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players will get a new map next week.Nuketown ’84 will drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players next week on November 24.Alongside the map comes some other Nuketown goodness via a weapon bundle.To get the Nuketown weapon bundle, everyone who purchases Black Ops Cold War and logs in before December 4, or who play the game at any point online up until 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK on November 20, will receive a free Epic Shotgun Weapon Blueprint and nine cosmetic items.Here’s what’s…

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Cyberpunk 2077 PC specs revealed for 1080p, 1440p, and 4K gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 16:46 GMT As promised, CD Projekt Red has published PC configurations aimed at 4K, RTX, and more for Cyberpunk 2077.Originally, the PC specs released for Cyberpunk 2077 offered only two sets of configurations for minimum and recommended, without indicating resolution.Today, that has changed.Below you’ll find recommended configurations for 1080p low, 1080p high, 1440p ultra, and 4K ultra settings, as well as ray tracing setups.Earlier today, Nvidia-specific configurations were announced alongside a developer video featuring gameplay footage with RTX on.If you are a console user, check out the game running on Xbox One X…

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Borderlands 3 players can now participate in the Golden Path Mini-Event

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:14 GMT A new mini-event in Borderlands 3 has kicked off. From November 19 through December 3, Borderlands 3 players will get Legendary item rewards for completing select campaign missions during the free Golden Path Mini-Event. You will be able to acquire the Lyuda Legendary Vladof Sniper Rifle, Handsome Jackhammer Legendary Hyperion SMG, Nemesis Legendary Dahl Pistol, Hellwalker Legendary Jakobs Shotgun, and more.During the event, select missions in the main story campaign guarantee Legendary rewards. It’s worth noting the buff does not apply to optional side missions or any missions in campaign add-ons….

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Cyberpunk 2077 trailers show off gameplay, Johnny Silverhand, and Keanu Reeves

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:14 GMT During the latest Night City Wire, CD Projekt premiered a Johnny Silverhand trailer showing off the rocker played by Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077. In the video below, as well as the new gameplay trailer, you get a look at how Johnny Silverhand influences your Cyberpunk 2077 character, and what this long-dead rocker’s goal is while he’s messing about in your head.Silverhand will be with you through most of the game as a digital ghost of sorts. Figuring out his motives and the mystery of this dogging hologram is part of…

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Marvel’s Avengers Kate Bishop DLC dated for early December

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 19 November 2020 17:07 GMT The latest Marvel’s Avengers War Table video gives us more information about what we can expect from the game’s first DLC character: Kate Bishop.Kate Bishop, who trained under the bow-wielding hero Hawkeye in Square Enix’s version of the Marvel universe, will debut in Operation Taking AIM – a new story that continues on directly from the end of the main game.The Operation, and Kate Bishop herself, will arrive in the game on December 8. You can check out the War Table presentation and the Kate Bishop deep dive below.Hawkeye is voiced…

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Star Wars Squadrons is getting a new map, two new Starfighters, more

Motive has announced what’s in store for Star Wars Squadrons players this month and December.For Star Wars Squadrons players this month, you can expect a new map with update 3.0 on November 25.The new map is Fostar Haven for multiplayer which you will remember from the single-player story. In this update, the map will be added to Fleet Battles and the Dogfight mode.It has been updated from its story mode to provide a new experience that should fit well with the other six maps.With the update comes four new components. For Fighters and Bombers, you’ll be able to use the…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the biggest release week in franchise history

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:06 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is doing rather well for Ubisoft.Today, the company announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold-through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period.It is also the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance.Alongside the news, Ubisoft shared some player stats.Since its release, players have covered more than 4 million kilometers, and have unlocked more than 55 million buildings since launch.Over 3.5 million games of Orlog dice have been won and over 1.8 million players have won…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release content includes a season pass, free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 18:12 GMT Ubisoft has announced Immortals Fenyx Rising post-release plans include free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges, and daily quests along with a season pass.Immortals Fenyx Rising will feature plenty of fo content for players who have completed the game or want to continue to play.One of the post-release content plans is a season pass that features new environments, heroes, and fresh gameplay, and you will also receive a bonus quest: When the Roads Get Rocky, available at launch.The Immortals Fenyx Rising Season Pass includes three narrative-based DLCs: A New God – Fenyx…

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CD Projekt shows off Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox Series X

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 17:54 GMT Is this game not out yet?Polish games giant CD Projekt has given us a look at what its upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 will look like on the newly-launched Xbox Series X.In the latest episode of Night City Wire, the studio showed what the eagerly-anticipated sci-fi RPG would look like running on both Microsoft’s new and super-powered Xbox Series X – via backwards compatibility – as well as its last-gen Xbox One X.In a press release after the event, CD Projekt said that it will be showing off Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation consoles…

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Hearthstone players aren’t happy about Tavern Pass gold rewards

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 13:28 GMT Recent changes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft-themed card game have left some users unhappy.Fans of Blizzard’s free-to-play card battler Hearthstone are unhappy about the rewards doled out by the new premium Tavern Pass system.As reported by PC Gamer, this new battle pass-esque mechanic was introduced on November 12 and promised to not reduced how much gold users received from playing the game. It seems that this is not the case, with people reporting that they aren’t landing as much gold as they were before after buying the $20 Tavern Pass.Taking to…

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Halo Infinite news coming soon, but 343’s game won’t be at The Game Awards

By Patrick Dane, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:33 GMT For those hoping to hear from Halo Infinite soon, it seems like your wait may go on a little longer yet.Since Halo Infinite‘s delay, developer 343 has been radio silent. The game was meant to be out last week alongside the launch of the Xbox Series X/S but Master Chief sadly couldn’t make it to the next generation just yet.Fans are now clamouring for when we might hear more on the game. Many have been proposing we might catch a glimpse at The Game Awards on December 10. The show has…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has weird glitch featuring massive children

An unnerving new glitch has children towering over gruff Viking warrior, Eivor, in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been impressing since its launch, but a new bug may leave players a little intimidated. Players are reporting that a glitch in the game is changing children into adult-sized versions of themselves.The Assassin’s Creed franchise is no stranger to glitches. From faces with… well, no faces in Assassin’s Creed Unity to a slew of other famous visual glitches, the series is never far from serving up something unintentionally funny, or potentially terrifying.Today, we are in the ‘potentially terrifying’ column. It appears…

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Resident Evil 3 running on PS5 uses the DualSense light bar to show Jill’s health

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 11:00 GMT Anyone that boots up Resident Evil 3 Remake on the PlayStation 5 will find a little extra detail communicated to them via Sony’s new DualSense pad.Thanks to a tweet from @DreamcastGuy on Twitter, it’s been revealed that the light bar on the DualSense pad will act as a sort-of health gauge Jill Valentine.The pad will communicate Jill’s health as green for good, yellow for hurt, or red for critical – and you can see it all via a quick glimpse down at the DualSense in your hands. Found a nice little element…

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Call of Duty: Warzone gets 120fps update on Xbox Series X but not PS5

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 15:26 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone has seen a huge bump in performance… but only on one next-gen console.A new update to Call of Duty: Warzone seems to have disproportionately favoured one next-gen console over another. The Xbox Series X has received a stealth update that sees it exceed the performance of the PS5.With the hardware now out, early adopters of the consoles are marvelling at the power the new generation brings. Bumps in performance to pre-existing, ever-popular service games are sure to go a long way to filling out launch libraries too.However,…

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Hunt trailer shows off returning characters and weapons

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 13:14 GMT Despite Destiny 2: Beyond Light launching just this week, the game is already ready for a new content drop.The world of Destiny 2 moves quick, and that’s doubly true right now. Since Tuesday players have been tearing through the game’s newest expansion Beyond Light, keeping busy with a huge host of new content. However, it’s already gearing up for another big content drop with the launch of Season of the Hunt.There is always something to do in Destiny 2. Be it something new or a long put-off pursuit, the sheer magnitude…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players frustrated at weapon experience requirements

As players begin jumping into Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, they are beginning to find long grinds ahead of them.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War hit shelves yesterday, and players are already deep into the multiplayer experience. For many though, it looks like the grind for better usability in weapons is a little too much.For engaged communities, a new game launching is always a big deal. Players will often take time off work, and begin their grind, especially in multiplayer games. Getting early advantages can be key, so putting a lot of time into the game in…

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Lil Nas X is holding a concert experience in Roblox tonight

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 10:00 GMT The Old Town Road rapper will be taking to the ever-popular cuboid game.Lil Nas X will be holding a concert in Roblox tonight, bringing an unlikely creative partnership to fruition. The concert will see the musician perform a handful of songs, but also his new track, ‘Holiday’.As Covid-19 continues to affect the world, concerts and live-performances are becoming rarer and rarer. Impossible in fact, at least in their traditional form. This has seen musicians getting creative. Several have turned to video games, creating huge events both for the performer and the…

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Xbox Series X/S, Call of Duty and Destiny 2 launches drive record UK broadband use

British broadband has been hit hard by a series of big game launches.Broadband providers in the UK are trying to keep up with bandwidth demands as new consoles and big, blockbuster games are released. The Xbox Series X and Series console launches, new Destiny 2 content and the upcoming Call of Duty are seemingly behind this huge spike in internet usage in recent days.The BBC reports that internet providers BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, City Fibre and Zen Internet all had to cope with a spike in broadband usage on Tuesday, November 10.That’s the same day that the Xbox Series…