Hitman 3 Mission Walkthrough: Berlin (Apex Predator)

Hitman 3 Mission Walkthrough: Berlin (Apex Predator)

Things take a turn in Hitman 3 once you get to the third mission in Berlin called Apex Predator. You don’t have a proper handler here, and there are no Mission Stories to help you seek out your targets and objectives. This is a full-on sandbox-style mission where you need to take out several targets amid the huge crowds of ravers who’ve turned an abandoned power plant into a nightclub, and it’s quite the challenge.In this mission, you have a total of ten possible targets of which you only need to eliminate four–your object requires five kills, but the first one is a given when using the original entry point. This gives you the freedom to assassinate whichever targets you want however you want, if you can track them down, of course. As with any Hitman mission, there are many options for entry points, exits, methods of assassination, disguises, and more. Here, we walk through some tips for your first run, but if you want specifics on how to eliminate this mission’s various targets, be sure to check out our assassination and challenges guide for the Berlin level.Dubai WalkthroughDartmoor WalkthroughChongqing WalkthroughMendoza WalkthroughAn Easy Entry PointWhen you start the mission for the first time, you’ll be on the side of a road with a gas station in sight. Stick to the right side of the road to find a grassy path down to the power plant. You’ll pass a dead body and a watchtower (which you can use later on as a sniping spot). Eventually, your freebie target walks by, leaving him open for you to sneak up and kill him. Take his earpiece and get down to the power plant.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Valve, Capcom, Bethesda Fined $9.4 Million by EU for 'Geo-Blocking'

Valve, Capcom, Bethesda Fined .4 Million by EU for 'Geo-Blocking'

The European Commission has fined Valve, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Focus Home, Koch Media, and ZeniMax a combined €7.8 million (~ USD 9.4 million) over the practice of “geo-blocking,” which the Commission says breaks European Union antitrust rules. Geo-blocking is the practice in which a platform holder like Steam forces users in one country to pay the set video game price for only that country, instead of allowing them to purchase the game somewhere else within Europe where it might be cheaper. In a press release, the European Commission says PC platform Steam and the five previously listed publishers restricted cross-border sales of PC games based on geographical location with the European Economic Area (EEA). [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2015/06/02/steam-introduces-refund-system-ign-news”] The five publishers have agreed to cooperate with the Commission and saw a reduced fine, whereas Valve “chose not to cooperate” and was fined over €1.6 million (~ USD 1.9 million). Today’s sanctions against the ‘geo-blocking’ practices of Valve and five PC video game publishers serve as a reminder that under EU competition law, companies are prohibited from contractually restricting cross-border sales,” executive vice president Margrethe Vestager said in a statement on today’s fines. “Such practices deprive European consumers of the benefits of the EU Digital Single Market and the opportunity to shop around for the most suitable offer in the EU.” Valve was previously fined AUD 3 million by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in 2016 over what the country says was “false or misleading representations under the Australian Consumer Law” with Valve’s refund policies. At the time Steam did not have a refund system but introduced one in 2015. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.
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New Games Coming In January 2021 For PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch, PC

New Games Coming In January 2021 For PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch, PC

2021 is officially here, which means a new year’s worth of game releases to look forward to on your favorite platforms. Although January is typically a slow month for new releases, there are a handful of exciting titles coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and last-gen systems over the next few days, including IO’s highly-anticipated Hitman 3, Bloober Team’s unsettling horror game The Medium, and more.We’ve rounded up January’s biggest game releases for each major platform below. For a look at what else lies ahead this year, be sure to check out all the major video game release dates of 2021. We’ve also put together lists of our most anticipated games of 2021 and 50 indie games to keep an eye on this year.January 2021 Game ReleasesRelease DateGamePlatformJanuary 8Iris.FallPS4, Xbox One, SwitchJanuary 12Five Nights at Freddy’s: Core CollectionPS4, Xbox One, SwitchJanuary 14MXGP 2020PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete EditionPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchJanuary 20Hitman 3PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, StadiaJanuary 21Ride 4PS5, Xbox Series X|SJanuary 22Bladed FuryPS4, Xbox One, SwitchJanuary 26Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret FairyPS5, PS4, Switch, PC Cyber ShadowPS5, PS4, Switch, PCJanuary 28The MediumXbox Series X|S, PC The Yakuza Remastered CollectionXbox One, PCJanuary 29Gods Will FallPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, StadiaHitman 3 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Switch, Stadia) — January 20Arguably this month’s biggest release, Hitman 3 arrives on nearly every platform on January 20. This third installment in IO’s rebooted series takes Agent 47 on a globe-spanning mission to assassinate targets in six different locales around the world, from Dubai to Chongqing. Not only that, but the game also lets players import all the levels from Hitman and Hitman 2 as well, while the PlayStation version features PSVR support.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Hitman 3 Berlin Assassination Guide: How To Find Every Agent And Complete The Challenges

Hitman 3 Berlin Assassination Guide: How To Find Every Agent And Complete The Challenges

Hitman 3’s Berlin level lives up to its title Apex Predator, as players are given a sandbox that is crawling with 11 possible targets. Long and winding story missions are pushed to the side in this chapter, as Agent 47 fights back against the ICA used classic assassination methods. The catch here is that no matter which disguise you’re wearing, the enemy agents will be immediately suspicious of it.To finish the Apex Predator level, you’ll need to take out five ICA agents. The majority of them are roaming the environment on their own, with some agents occasionally crossing paths. If you play your cards right, you can even eliminate multiple agents in one fell swoop, earning one of the trickier challenge achievements in the process. For more assassination guides, check out what we’ve posted so far below. We’ll be posting more in the coming days.Dubai Assassination GuideDartmoor Assassination GuideTable of Contents [hide]The SwansongThe SwansongAgent Swan can be found patrolling the Chill Out area on the map, around the water tankers. There are two prime spots to get rid of the agent: The first is a dangerous ledge where stops to take a break, and if the area is clear he can easily be kicked off of it to his doom. Agent Swan also happens to enjoy smoke breaks, and if you have a wrench on hand then you can loosen the valve on a gas cylinder in the location where he frequently lights up a fresh cigarette.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks About His Matrix 4 Role And Audition

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks About His Matrix 4 Role And Audition

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is everywhere lately, from his turn as the villainous Black Manta in Aquaman and his Emmy award-winning role in HBO’s Watchmen, to his most recent role as Bobby Seale in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. One of his biggest roles is yet to come, though, as one of the stars of the Matrix 4. Abdul-Mateen talked about the role in a new interview with Variety, and about his unusual audition process for it.”No one understands the Matrix except for Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski,” Abdul-Mateen said. With that mystery in mind, the actor continued, “you learn to find meaning [in your role], and then you go test it out. If no one says anything, then you just trust that you ended up doing the right thing.”The audition process lasted two days, but Abdul-Mateen said it wasn’t grueling as one might assume for a kung-fu sci-fi epic. “Lana and I did more conversing than we did acting in the audition because she’s building a family,” Abdul-Mateen said. When Wachoswki called him to tell him he got the part, the actor said that she told him, “I would love to invite you to the family.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The 14 Best TV, Movie, And Video Game Presidents

The 14 Best TV, Movie, And Video Game Presidents

There’s a new President of the United States and it’s got us thinking about the long line of fictional presidents we’ve seen over the years, whether it’s in our favorite movies, TV shows, or video games. After all, the role of president has popped up in so many stories over the years, that some actors have even played more than one version of the leader.Whether you prefer the more comedic presidents, the stoic ones that stand up for all that is good and right, or even the ones that are–at their core–badass action heroes, there’s a POTUS for everyone. So come along as we look at our 15 favorite commanders in chief, including a couple that might surprise you.Did your favorite fictional president not make the cut? Sound off in the comments and let us know who we missed. Then, let’s all go watch Air Force One together. 1. President James Marshall (Air Force One)Played by: Harrison FordWe’re listing him first because there’s no way this list could exist without him. Harrison Ford’s James Marshall made the resident of the United States an action hero that beat up hijackers on his own airplane in one of the best and most ridiculous movies of all time. Who hasn’t looked at themselves in a mirror and grumbled, “Get off my plane!” just like Ford did to the terrorist played by Gary Oldman? 2. President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet (The West Wing)Played by: Martin SheenThe two-term presidency of Jed Bartlet sits at the heart of Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing, which is surprising given Sheen was originally only signed to appear in four episodes of the series. Like many of the best portrayals, Bartlet was strong in his beliefs and stood up for what he believed was right. He wasn’t perfect, though, which brought a nice dose of humanity to the role. 3. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Independence Day)Played by: Bill PullmanWho could ever forget President Whitmore’s iconic speech in Independence Day? He’s the kind of president you’d hope to have when aliens invade the planet. Not only can he lead people, but he also happens to be an accomplished fighter pilot ready to suit up in a flight suit and jump back into action. 4. President David Palmer (24)Played by: Dennis HaysbertPresident Palmer was, for all intents and purposes, the conscience of 24 in its first couple of seasons. In a world of…
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Hitman 3 Dartmoor Guide: How To Find And Open The Secret Rooms

Hitman 3 Dartmoor Guide: How To Find And Open The Secret Rooms

The second mission in Hitman 3 sends you to a huge English mansion that’s straight out of an Agatha Christie novel. That’s not an exaggeration; the enormous estate is also the setting of a murder mystery that’s playing out at the same time as your assassination mission to eliminate Alexa Carlisle.There are many paths through the mansion to complete your objective and eliminate Alexa Carlisle. You can even find a way to solve the murder mystery in the mansion and use your findings to manipulate the situation. To do that, though, you’ll need to uncover some of the mansion’s secrets, including a series of hidden rooms that can allow you to get into and out of certain specific areas unseen.Finding your way into those hidden rooms is essential to mastering Dartmoor and to completing the murder mystery. But some hidden rooms are easier to find than others. Here’s a quick rundown of how to get into all the hidden rooms in Dartmoor and what tools you’ll need to access them.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Alienware 38-Inch Ultrawide Gaming Monitor Review

Alienware 38-Inch Ultrawide Gaming Monitor Review

Alienware is the Porsche of the gaming world. This is a backhanded compliment – the company’s desktops, laptops, and gaming monitors often look stunning and perform well, but they’re clearly not trying to compete on price. The new Alienware AW3821DW is no exception. Priced at $1,529.99, this 38-inch ultrawide commands a premium. In fact, this Alienware is more expensive than the larger Samsung Odyssey G9, which I recently reviewed. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=alienware-aw3821dw-review&captions=true”] Its high price is partially justified by the AW3821DW’s collection of cutting-edge features, but what you’re really paying for is a luxury gaming experience – and Alienware delivers. Design Most gaming monitors, truth be told, are design disasters. They make little effort to offer a unique look, and when they do, they’re often gaudy and feel inexpensive. Alienware’s AW3821DW bucks this trend. I liked the look and feel of Samsung’s massive Odyssey G9, but the AW3821DW leaps ahead of even that impressive monitor. Alienware’s “Legend” design language puts everything else in the gaming market to shame. It’s attractive, unique, and futuristic, yet also subtle and elegant. This Alienware is a hefty piece of kit. The gigantic monitor arm, which is used like a handle to remove the monitor from its packaging without so much as a fingerprint on the screen, feels cast from a single piece of iron. This helps the monitor make a good first impression. It’s substantial, sturdy, and grounded. The stand, which adjusts for height, tilt, swivel, and a few degrees of pivot, is nearly as wide as the monitor. It leaves little room on your desk but, on the plus side, it keeps the monitor in place with minimal wobble. Adjusting the monitor is easy, requiring minimal force, but once set everything stays firm in whichever position you choose. Like Samsung’s Odyssey G9, the Alienware AW3821DW has a stand that’s too deep for a conventional desk depth of 30 to 36 inches. The monitor is too close to the user. You’ll need to find a way to place the monitor further back, such as a corner desk, or a wall-mount. Around back, the stand has an LED ring that can connect with Alienware’s AlienFX software. This feature will appeal most to brand loyalists who want a color coordinated setup, though you can also change the color manually through the monitor’s menu. The Alienware AW3821DW comes with a three-year warranty and “Advanced Exchange Service,” which…
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