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Ashen Is A Dreamier Dark Souls

I’m a voracious Souls player. From multiple playthroughs of the Dark Souls trilogy to games like The Surge and Nioh, I can’t get enough of moody exploration and tough boss fights. Ashen, a new Souls-like published by Annapurna Interactive, released last week on the Epic store and Xbox One, and while it doesn’t…Read more… Source: …

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Throwing Knives Continue To Dominate Battlefield V

Battlefield V’s multiplayer moves at a faster pace than any other game in the series. Players run quickly, and action-movie escapades are common. Players also die faster, especially when they encounter the deadliest weapon in the game: throwing knives.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Throwing Knives Continue To Dominate Battlefield V

After A Rough Beta, Battlefield V Is Looking Good

Battlefield V, playable now for EA Access and Origin Premier members, takes the series back to its World War Two roots with far more spectacle than when the series premiered in 2002. I was skeptical after the game’s rough betas, and while I’ve only had a handful of hours with its latest incarnation, Battlefield V …

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Red Dead Redemption 2's Puppet-Like NPCs Clash With Its Meticulous World

Red Dead Redemption 2’s excessively detailed world tries to suggest reality. Fall and you get covered in mud; while covered in mud someone might make a coy comment about how they hope it’s not shit. The world is full of little flourishes and behaviors that suggest its NPCs are real people with genuine reactions. But…Read …

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My Red Dead Redemption 2 Playthrough Has Already Gone Way Off The Rails

I’m about to go away for a week, vacationing far from my PS4. I’ve been trying to use the last few days to get the most out of the early copy of Red Dead Redemption 2. I think I’m doing it “wrong,” but having a great time along the way.Read more… Source: Kotaku | My …

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Finally, An Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ship Battle I Enjoyed

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s live events have finally launched, one week after they were initially promised. These limited time quests offer difficult targets to take down with special rewards for anyone who manages the deed. The first limited bounty—a quest to destroy a rogue pirate ship—is straightforward but the…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Finally, An Assassin's …

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Sea of Thieves' New Volcanic Region Is Difficult And Hilarious

Rare’s online pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves launched into some rough waters, feeling more like a beta than full game. Since then, the developers have worked to make the seas more treacherous and exciting. Last week’s Forsaken Shores content adds an entirely new region packed with dangerous volcanoes and…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Sea …

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Female Crews Sing Different Sea Shanties

Sea shanties have been a part of the Assassin’s Creed series ever since Black Flag. These lively songs breathe life into lengthy ocean voyages. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gives you a ship to sail around ancient Greece and a variety of crews. One small detail helps bring their songs to life.Most of the crews you’ll find…Read …

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Here's October 2018's Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup

Xbox announced October’s Games with Gold lineup during its Inside Xbox presentation this afternoon. I’m excited to see Hitman: Blood Money because it’s a chance to play some Hitman before I get to play more Hitman next month. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.Read more… …

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If Telltale’s The Walking Dead Is Over, It's Ending On A High Note

When The Walking Dead: The Final Season was named, it only referred to the end of the series and the end of Clementine’s story. Now, as Telltale Games begins a “majority studio closure” and has laid off hundreds of workers, the title takes on new meaning. It’s all the more tragic since the latest episode …

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Call of Duty's Frantic Battle Royale Takes Some Adjustment

Playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new battle royale mode Blackout is both familiar and strange for anyone into the genre. The game is split between frantic gunplay and methodical movement. I’ve had a lot of fun with it, but its fast pace doesn’t match the battle royale experience I’m used to.Read more… Source: …

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Fornite's New Getaway Mode Is A Fast Paced Comedy Of Errors

Fortnite’s newest limited-time mode, Getaway, feels a bit like a mini-crash course in everything you need to know if you want to win in the main battle royale. The capture the flag-esque mode is full of dangerous drops and surprising turns of fortune. Matches are short but packed with new surprises. If you wanted…Read more… …

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