Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay, Story Details Revealed

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay, Story Details Revealed

After an extended teaser announcement, Ubisoft revealed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the next entry in the long-running series, with a release date window of the 2020 holiday season for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC exclusively on the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store, Google Stadia, and UPlay+. Revealed alongside a cinematic trailer offering a glimpse of the new setting and characters, Ubisoft confirmed Valhalla will be set in ninth-century Europe, as players take on the role of Eivor, a Viking raider who leads their people out of Norway and into the kingdoms of England. Valhalla is being developed at Ubisoft Montreal, which previously developed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins, with over a dozen Ubisoft associate studios contributing as well to the new game. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/30/assassins-creed-valhalla-official-trailer”] Gameplay – Settlements, Raids, Customization While the reveal trailer did not showcase direct gameplay, many of its scenes echo the new additions Valhalla is making to the franchise’s gameplay. The open world setting of England’s Dark Ages and Viking culture will also bring with it some key elements to Valhalla’s gameplay, perhaps most notably the Viking settlement Eivor is leading. Sounding akin to Black Flag’s Inagua settlement, and even Ezio’s Assassin’s Creed II villa before it, Valhalla game director Ashraf Ismail told IGN ahead of the announcement more about how important the settlement is to Eivor’s story, as well as what the gameplay of it may look like. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=assassins-creed-valhalla-trailer-images&captions=true”] “The settlement is a key feature of the game. It’s quite grand in what we’re trying to achieve with it. We want you to feel that this is your home, that you’re building, that a lot of what you’re doing in the game world is, at the end of the day, going to feed into the settlement so that it can grow, it can flourish. We have a ton of buildings that people can build. Each building comes with its own gameplay purpose,” Ismail said. “There’s a lot of effort that’s gone into making sure that players can feel like this home that they’re developing is really meaningful to them. It’s meaningful to the journey that they’re on. The people that they invite to their settlement have meaning to them. Lots of events and things happen based on how you decide to kind of grow this place. It’s really core to the experience of the game.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/30/assassins-creed-valhalla-director-gives-gameplay-details”]…
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Streets Of Rage 4 Is Out Now, Included With Game Pass

Streets Of Rage 4 Is Out Now, Included With Game Pass

Streets of Rage 4 is now available across PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can grab it at a launch discount for a limited time on most platforms, but if you’re a member of Xbox Game Pass you can just start playing it as part of your subscription.The throwback beat-em-up comes from the developers of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and Streets of Fury, and revives the classic brawler series with lovely hand-drawn artwork. This sequel takes place 10 years after Streets of Rage 3 and features classic characters like Axel, Blaze, and Adam along with new additions Cherry and Floyd. You can even unlock pixel characters with their original move-sets from the three previous Streets of Rage games.Streets of Rage 4 costs $25 across all platforms, but a launch discount takes off 10% on Steam, PS4, and Switch. If you’re subscribed to Game Pass on Xbox One, it’s included with your subscription price. A subscription to Game Pass costs $10 regularly for the Xbox One or PC version, or $15 for the “Ultimate” subscription that combines them both along with Xbox Live Gold.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Darkborn Cancelled As Developer Moves Onto New Project

Darkborn Cancelled As Developer Moves Onto New Project

Stockholm-based indie studio The Outsiders has halted development on its debut game, Darkborn, and moved on to a new project that it will reveal “very very soon”. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/04/02/darkborn-gameplay-reveal-15-minutes-of-monsters-vikings-and-story”] The developer announced the situation via a statement posted to Twitter. “Last April we released a gameplay trailer for Darkborn, knowing that it might be our final release,” it said. “In spite of our best efforts to continue, ultimately we had to make the difficult decision to halt development on the project.” Dear Outsider friends and monster- lovers: pic.twitter.com/NRTwNUHxSp — The Outsiders (@outsidersgames) April 30, 2020 While Darkborn may be gone (at least for now, The Outsiders has not ruled out returning to it), the studio has something else in the works. “We look forward to being able to share it all with you very very soon.” The studio has offered no hint as to what its new project is, but “very very soon” indicates that a reveal is not far away. Darkhold was revealed by IGN in April last year, and was a stealth action game in which you played as a monster being hunted by Viking-like barbarians. The plan was that your monster would grow from cub to predator over the course of the story, gaining more potent beast powers to make use of when taking your revenge for the slaughter of your family. The Outsiders is a small Swedish studio established by ex-DICE employees David Goldfarb and Benjamin Cousins. Goldfarb was previously game director on Payday 2 at Overkill Software before quitting to set up The Outsiders with his former colleague Cousins. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=darkborn-gameplay-reveal-screenshots&captions=true”] If you’re looking for an indie that lets you play as the monster, then you may be interested in Devolver’s Carrion, due for release this year, which sees you destroy a facility’s worth of scientists and soldiers as you break out of containment. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.
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The Best Gaming PC Deals

The Best Gaming PC Deals

These days the average Joe is favoring portability over power. Laptops definitely have more versatility when raw horsepower isn’t a factor. Gamers, however, are a different story. No matter how far gaming laptops have come, they still pale in comparison to the benefits of the gaming desktop PC. The advantages are numerous. A gaming PC is massively more powerful than a gaming laptop at the same price point. A gaming PC can be upgraded to keep up with the times. The vast majority of laptops cannot be upgraded other than the RAM and hard drive, thus locking you in until you buy yet another new laptop. A gaming PC gives you the flexibility of a better, larger monitor. Yes, you can attach an external monitor to your laptop, but then you’ve spent needless dollars on your built-in display. The gaming PC offers better ergonomics compared to your traditional laptop setup. As you see, most gamers would benefit far more from a PC setup than a laptop. Gaming PC Deals HP OMEN Obelisk Intel Core i5-9600K RTX 2080 Ti Gaming PC for $1682.99 I’ve never seen a prebuilt gaming PC with an RTX 2080 Ti (the fastest video card out right now) for this price. This PC is customizable on HP’s website, but buying the base config has its merits. In terms of gaming, upgrading from an Intel Core i5-9600K to an Intel Core i7 is a waste… performance-wise they are identical. Also, by upgrading the RAM and storage on your own, you can save alot of money and pick your own, better parts at the same time. Click Here Select Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (+$450) At cart, apply code “10GAMERSPRING” Price should show up as $1682.99 Alienware Aurora R9 Intel Core i7-9700 RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and 1TB HDD for $1620 Use code “LCS10OFF” The new 2019 Alienware Aurora desktop boasts a facelift, improved thermals, new RGB LED lighting system, toolless chassis for easy swapping of parts, and performance components. This config boasts a 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor and the newest RTX 2080 SUPER video card. It’s about 10% more powerful than the non-SUPER model. Use code “LCS10OFF” to get it at Dell for $1620 Alienware Aurora R8 Intel Core i7-9700 RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and 2TB HDD for $1593 Use code “LCS10OFF”This gaming…
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Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft Shares New Statistics About How It's Doing

Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft Shares New Statistics About How It's Doing

After Microsoft announced a new subscriber milestone for Xbox Game Pass–10 million subscribers so far–the company has shared even more details on how the subscription service is progressing.In short, Microsoft’s data shows that Xbox Game Pass users are making more (virtual) friends, playing more games, and playing titles they might not have otherwise checked out.Xbox Game Pass users have added more than 23 million friends on Xbox Live since March, which represents a 70 percent growth in new friends, according to Microsoft. In terms of gaming, subscribers are “playing twice as much,” though the company did not say if this is based on total time or number of games played. Additionally, Microsoft said multiplayer gaming for subscribers is up 130 percent.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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