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US PS Store Flash Sale – get discounts on Far Cry Primal, Sniper Elite 3, more

25 Mar

The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting another Flash Sale this weekend, with up to 80% off on titles such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, Far Cry Primal Apex Edition and more.

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Many PlayStation 4 titles are on sale, including: Far Cry Primal – Digital Apex Edition ($16.50), Battleborn Digital Deluxe ($22.50) Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition ($9), The Evil Within Digital Bundle ($9), Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition ($12), Broken Age ($5), and Limbo is a whopping $2 during the sale.

There are three pages of discounts for PS4 titles, but PlayStation 3 and Vita users can also get in on the savings.

PS3 titles such as Assassin’s Creed: Rouge ($9), Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen ($7.50), Catherine ($5), Murdered: Soul Suspect ($3.75), and Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut Ultimate Edition ($4) are just a small sampling.

You can also grab close to 40 Vita titles on the cheap this weekend as well.

Head through the links to the North American PlayStation Store to look over the entire list for each platform.

The Flash Sale ends on Monday, March 27 at 8am PDT/ 11am EDT.

Nioh update 1.06 adds new sub-missions, ability to pause the game

24 Mar

An update for Nioh is now available, and along with fixes, it contains new missions, new titles, and you can now pause the game.

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Update 1.06 for Nioh also adds new Smithing texts, fixed a bug where some missions would be considered completed even if you fell to your death before finishing them, and plenty more.

The patch notes are a bit long, bit horribly long, but there’s enough in there to warrant a thorough read (thanks, Gematsu.)

As of the end of February, the PS4 title has sold over one million copies worldwide, and Team Ninja celebrated the milestone by handing out a set of armor.

Nioh 1.06 Update

New Sub-Missions

  • To play the new missions, you need to have reached the final part of the game.
  • These new missions do not affect the trophy requirements for “Samurai of Legend.”
  • Added new Titles. (Obtainable in additional missions.)
  • Added new Smithing Texts. (Obtainable in additional missions.)

Adjustments and Improvements

  • Pressing the Options button in the status menu will now pause the game. (Unable to use during multiplayer mode and summoning visitors.)
  • Raise the limit for the number of smithing materials that can be carried to 9,999.
  • Can now skip through items using the left and right keys in the equipment screen.
  • Changed the rate at which the living weapon gauge recovers while a living weapon is triggered.
  • The amount the gauge recovers now gradually reduces according to how much of the gauge has been depleted.
  • In accordance with the above, the living weapon recovery rate for the “Extraction Talisman” has been increased.
  • The abilities of the guardian spirit “Suzaku” have also been adjusted.
  • Buffs and debuffs are reset when the living weapon of guardian spirit “Suzaku” is automatically triggered at zero health.
  • Buffs and debuffs are reset when using a quick-change scroll.
  • Adjusted the increased attack rate and duration for Talismans.
  • Adjusted the increased attack rate and duration for Power Pills.
  • Adjusted the increased damage rate for axe mystic art “Intesity.”
  • Adjusted the increased damage rate for katana mystic art “Sword of Execution.”
  • Adjusted the amount of ki used for the kusarigama skill “Blade Spin.”
  • Adjusted the damage caused by each type of shuriken, kyaku-dama, horoku-dama has been adjusted, and the parameters of their effects.
  • Adjusted the damage caused by “Fire Shot,” “Water Shot,” “Lightning Shot,” “Wind Shot,” and “Earth Shot,” and the parameters of their effects.
  • Adjusted the damage range of the axe skill “Earth Carver.”
  • Adjusted the camera in the London stage.
  • Adjusted the values for special effects activated when in a critical condition.

Added the following settings to “Basic Game Settings” in the system menu:

  • Enabled on/off function for “Reset Camera When Pressing Lock-On without a Target.”
  • Enabled on/off function for “Display Item Level (Not Multiplayer) in Equipment List.”
  • “Rarity Color Patterns” allows you to change the text color for each rarity.

Adjusted clan battle rewards:

  • Individual rank (clank) rewards have been greatly increased.
  • Camp rewards for victories / losses have been decreased.

Adjusted the Crest Protections for the following clans:

  • Toyotomi
  • Ukita
  • Murakami
  • Mohri
  • Saika
  • Mori

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where some missions would be considered completed even if you fell to your death before finishing them.
  • Fixed a bug where the Glory you obtained while playing online was not reflected in The Glory Contributed Counter.
  • Fixed a bug where players would be given rewards different from their rank when receiving rewards for individual ranks in clan battles.
  • Enemies sent flying into the air by a groundfire trap will no longer fly into the air again after being hit by a follow-up attack.
  • Fixed a bug where Mujina would remain the same strength regardless of the mission level.
  • Fixed a bug where “Titles Earned” in the gameplay records would not reach 100 percent.
  • Fixed a bug where other players could still see your headgear when playing online. Even when it was set not to display.
  • Fixed a bug with Sakata Kintoki’s movements.
  • Fixed a bug where the player would be launched too high into the air when they were hit by a certain characters’ attacks while falling.
  • Fixed a bug where depleting Nobunaga’s ki with backwave would cause him to move in strange ways.
  • Fixed a bug where boss characters in certain missions would not appear in the player had their bow drawn.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City – the last DLC release is upon us, so have a look at this lovely eye-candy

24 Mar

The final DLC for Dark Souls 3 will release next week, and for a glimpse of what to expect, you should give the launch trailer and lovely set of screenshots a look.

From Software and publisher Bandai Namco will release The Ringed City DLC for Dark Souls 3 on March 28, complete with new enemies, gear, story and PvP maps.

Until then, you can get a handle on the Dragon Ruins and Grand Roof arenas which release for the game today, March 24, if you the Ashes of Ariandel DLC or the Season Pass. The PvP arenas will be made available once players download update 1.1. The Ringed City owners will have the content made available once the DLC releases.

Along with the arenas, update 1.1 includes a frame-rate upgrade on PS4 Pro, a buff to heavy armor, a nerf to poison damage, and much more. You can look over the notes for update 1.1 through a previous post.

The ability to team up with friends will be made available when Undead Match releases alongside The Ringed City as well.

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That Ringed Knight looks a bit scary doesn’t he? The fight should be a great last hurrah of sorts for players, along with the other enemies included in the content, of course.

Again, The Ringed City DLC for Dark Souls 3 releases next week on March 28 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide – Divine Beast Vah Ruta Dungeon

24 Mar

Into the belly of the water-spouting beast.

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If you want even more Breath of the Wild help, we have a full guide hub with plenty of other detailed pages.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Walkthrough – Main Quest: Divine Beast Vah Ruta Dungeon

After that cool little set-piece where you worked with Sidon to get aboard Vah Ruta, you find yourself on your own abroad divine beast Vah Ruta – and it’s massive.

In another Zelda game this would’ve been called a Dungeon or a Temple, and though this is around as close as you get to those ideas in Breath of the Wild it’s still very different.

Let me explain the basics: once you enter Divine Beast Vah Ruta properly, your first immediate goal will be to get yourself a map. You won’t be able to properly progress until you do. Once you’ve grabbed a map, your goal is then much simpler and more open than typical Zelda dungeons – you then need to activate 5 different terminals scattered around Vah Ruta with your Sheikah Slate. Getting to these terminals or making them accessible is, of course, going to require some puzzle solving.

As well as being able to move objects around and interact with parts of the dungeon with your items and rune powers you have one other crucial ability – the ability to move the body parts of each giant beast. For Divine Beast Vah Ruta, it’s the trunk, which constantly spouts water… and you can use that water to help yourself out. Consider this the water dungeon or temple, if you will.

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Getting a map

Here we are. The belly of the beast. Literally. Head into the first room after the disembodied voice of the Zora’s champion is done talking. There’s a weakened guardian here, so pick it off – it’s weakened, thankfully.

A Terminal can be found in a side room down a ramp. Just want to point out: there’s a terminal in here but it’s useless to you until you activate several sub-terminals.

Back up in the main room, first focus on the water in the middle of the room and the door that was pointed out to you as the dungeon began. Use Cryonis on the water underneath the door to raise the door, then go inside and download the map to Divine Beast Vah Ruta. Handy! This map not only gives you information on where you are, but lets you move Vah Ruta’s trunk.

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Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 1

Back in the main entrance room look in the water either side of the map room door with your Magnesis Rune equipped. There’s a metal chest here you can drag above water and open for some loot.

In this same room, look for the cogs in a corner. Use your Magnesis Rune to turn these cogs clockwise in order to raise a platform that holds the first of Vah Ruta’s terminal points that you can use your Sheikah Slate on.

Raise the terminal and then use it – this is your first terminal, done! This shouldn’t be so hard, right? Right?

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 2

Head upstairs and up the ramp via the side door. Upstairs there’s a big water wheel and a guardian. Kill that guy, then survey this large central room of Vah Ruta.

There are two enormous water wheels in here – a smaller one that’s turning and a larger one that’s stationary.

You should be able to see your second terminal right in front of you – it’s actually inside the smaller cog. The problem: the cog’s base is flooded with water, and it’s constantly moving.

Thankfully we have a power that can handle that. All you need to do is wait for it to be in the bottom of the cog and then use Cryonis on where the water is coming from to freeze it solid. The water level in that part of Vah Ruta drops and the wheel stops turning, freeing up the terminal for use – it powers on automatically.

Take the opportunity to use the terminal when the terminal is available.

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 3

Ignore the second larger cog/wheel for now and simply head on over to the other side of the room and up the stairs to the next floor of Vah Ruta. When you see the Ganon corruption there’s a portal thing that spits our endless enemies – look above this for the eyeball to shoot that’ll get rid of the corruption and the spawner with it.

Carry on upstairs until you reach a locked gate on the water wheel at a standstill.

Now use your map screen to adjust the position of divine beast Vah Ruta’s trunk, which is constantly spitting water. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Make water pour into the room so that the wheel turns so the orange ball falls into the blue slot. This opens the door, but now the door is out of reach.
  • Freeze the ball into the slot with stasis, then quickly direct the trunk so that the door is turned back to face you before Stasis expires.
  • With the door facing you and open, run in and activate that terminal, your third.
  • Once this is done there are three optional chests to grab. The first is gained by climbing onto the larger water wheel’s fins as it turns. Get to the apex, then look out towards the smaller wheel. There’s a chest on a ledge – paraglide out there.
  • The second chest is on one of the outer fins of the water wheel, so simply wait for the right bit of rotation and hop on.
  • The third spoke of the large water wheel has a chest trapped between two stone blocks. The key here is to use rotation of the wheel your advantage, freezing the top block with stasis for long enough while the ‘chest sandwich’ is parted so that you can run up and open the chest.

Once you’re done, ride the water wheel all the way up to the top and face the opposite direction of the previously mentioned chest – towards Vah Ruta’s trunk. Hop and glide to this new platform, kill the guardian, and press the switch on the left to create a shortcut waterfall that you can swim up with the Zora armor.

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Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 4

Now you’re up where the switch is and where you just killed a guardian, go on through the only passageway here – this leads outside, to divine beast Vah Ruta’s trunk.

If you lower Vah Ruta’s trunk all the way via your map screen you’ll be able to get out to its end. Here you can shoot an eye to remove Ganon’s corruption and open a chest, but then you should raise the trunk again and try to stay on the end as long as possible. When you get enough height, jump and glide so you’re on top of Divine Beast Vah Ruta’s body.

There’s a hole atop Vah Ruta; drop down it and again find one of the corruption eyes to shoot on the ceiling. This frees up a mechanism. Grab this mechanism with your Magnesis rune and turn it clockwise to open a hole in the ceiling.

If your survey the room you’ll now notice that divine beast Vah Ruta’s lovely new sunroof has opened directly above a terminal surrounded by fire. Huh. You get the idea, I’m sure: once the hole is open, preposition the trunk so that it comes through the new hole and douses the flames.

Head on down to the newly extinguished area and use the terminal. This is your fourth terminal.

Turn back towards the cog room and drop down a level to find a chest on your way back down.

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 5 (Final)

For the final terminal, head back to the area where you can walk onto the trunk. Now, I’m not even sure if this is the intended way (it sure felt like a bit of a bodge), but here’s how I did this:

  • Bring the trunk all the way up into the position where water is pouring into Ruta.
  • Stand ready at the doorway out onto the trunk.
  • Make the trunk descend, then jump and paraglide towards the end of the trunk. You want to land on the part water is coming from.
  • Now make the trunk curl all the way back up again, being careful to remain on the right side of the trunk in order to not fall and to access the terminal once it’s the right way up – the fifth terminal is on a side of Vah Ruta’s trunk only exposed when it’s fully raised.

With this done, all that remains is to return to the main room and to head into the main control room – the very first terminal we pointed out that was useless before. Prepare yourself, then activate that terminal.

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Boss: Waterblight Ganon

This boss is a big old beast made of Ganon’s corruption and floats around the arena attacking. It has both ranged attacks and some nasty up-close and personal stuff with its enormous sword, but the fact that it’s waterblight is a good clue.

This boss has two phases. In the first phase I found it easiest to get in close and fight; like with the Lynel earlier on in the Zora quest line a priority should be to equip a weapon that lets you have a shield (so not a trident or greatsword if you can help it) and then get in close.

Attack like the blazes and raise your shield any time he begins to look remotely threatening. Be sure to eat to power yourself up in terms of attack and defence. If he goes down, switch to a two-handed weapon briefly and go to town with heavy attacks.

For phase 2 Waterblight Ganon raises four pillars in the water. This is a bit of a pain as it impedes your ability to move around him. Usually he’ll occupy one pillar and he’ll occupy another.

If you didn’t struggle too much on the boarding Vah Ruta mini-boss you now have a use for those other shock arrows – these wreck havoc on this water-based creature, so now you’re separated by water, blast him from afar. Aim for the eye.

If he gets downed by the arrows, run, jump and swim (don’t forget, the Zora armor helps you to move more quickly) to him and once again let rip with a heavier weapon.

The fight will soon be over, and you’re treated to some cutscenes, learn some solemn story information, and are then deposited back into the open world… which is now significantly less rainy.

You’ll also get a skill in for the bargain – this skill, Mipha’s Grace, will revive you once when you run out of hearts. Once used it’ll take some time – half an hour or so – to recharge, but it can be a lifesaver.

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Street Fighter 5 free to play next week on Steam, CFN being overhauled

24 Mar

Changes are coming to Street Fighter 5, and Capcom is giving everyone a chance to give them a go next week.

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Capcom has announced that some big changes are coming to Street Fighter 5, particularly to the Capcom Fighters Network (CFN).

The publisher said it’s been working hard to address connectivity issues players have been running into since launch, and has now completely rebuilt the CFN for a better online experience.

In order to test it out, Capcom is making Street Fighter 5 free to play on Steam from March 28 to April 3. The beta client will be separate from the main game, and will only include access to the game’s online modes.

Existing players’ CFN username and other stats will carry over to the beta, whereas new players will get to create CFN logins. All of the game’s fighters will be unlocked, including post-launch characters. Anything earned during the beta, as well as stats recorded, will be wiped after April 3.

This build will also come with the season 2 balance adjustments, which is good news for competitive players. Capcom detailed a list of improvements players should see with the new CFN, check out the full thing at the link.

The beta kicks off, only on Steam, at 1pm PT, 4pm ET, 8pm GMT on Tuesday, March 28. It wraps up at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 7pm GMT on Monday, April 3.

Outlast 2 will be released in Australia after all

24 Mar

Australians will get to play Outlast 2 like everybody else.

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Outlast 2 has been successfully classified by the country’s rating board. The game received a R18+ rating, after it was refused classification for the same rating last week.

The game now has its own page on the rating board’s website, and will be released April 26, one day after the North American release date. Usually, when a game receives a rating after reevaluation, it would do so only after edits were made.

In the case of Outlast 2, developer Red Barrels did not say if changes were made. “There will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide,” the studio said in a statement to Press Start.

Later, the Australian Classification Board told IGN that it will not provide a report on its decision until March 25, at the request of the game’s local distributor.

The board is “satisfied that the original version of the game that was refused classification has been modified to allow the game to be classified R18+.”

Outlast 2 is out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One beginning March 25.

For Honor patch 1.04 released, here’s what it does

24 Mar

For Honor’s latest patch does a bit of housekeeping, and fixes a bug introduced with the previous patch.

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For Honor has a new patch available, version 1.04. The update was released yesterday on PC, PS4, and Xbox One following server maintenance.

1.04 doesn’t bring many changes, but it does have a fix for the Conqueror glitch the previous patch introduced. Ubisoft also said the update includes fixes to improve match stability.

Find the full notes below:

General (all platforms):

  • Various bug fixes to improve performance and match stability.
  • Addressed the Conqueror graphical glitch introduced in the last Live Update as part of our ongoing session stability fixes.

Xbox One specific

  • Added functionality to enable/disable invites.
  • A player that is in a state that cannot be joined (Story Mode, Practicing, Loading Screens) will not be able to send invites
  • Game invite options will no longer be greyed out if there’s a free slot

In other For Honor news, the game recently came under fire after players calculated it would take years to earn enough Steel to be able to afford everything in the in-game store without paying money, which prompted the developer to respond.

Unfortunately, the response only helped fuel the fire. Server issues are still being reported by players to this day, which also isn’t helping the game’s case.

Large PlayStation exclusives sale includes discounts on Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, more

22 Mar

Sony is hosting a rather nice sale through the PlayStation Store, where you can take up to 55% off PS3, PS4 and Vita-exclusives. Also, your Deal of the Week on the store is PES 2017 for both PS3 and PS4.

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From today, PS4 games like Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered and Bloodborne are on sale.

The list is rather large, so only PS4 titles are listed below; however, if you head over to UK PlayStation Store you can see the full list and regional pricing. North American customers can look over the sales through here.

The Only on PlayStation sale runs through April 5.

PS Store Only on PlayStation Sale (PS4)

  • Alienation
  • Alienation Conqueror’s Pack
  • Alienation Dlc Season Pass
  • Alienation Survivor’s Pack
  • Alienation Veteran Heroes Pack
  • Alienation Weapons Supply Pack
  • Ape Escape 2
  • Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Bloodborne
  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
  • Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition
  • Bound
  • Counterspy
  • Driveclub (various)
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
  • Doki-doki Universe
  • Entwined
  • Escape Plan
  • Escape Plan Collection
  • Escape Plan the Director’s Cut
  • Escape Plan – the Asylum
  • Escape Plan – the Underground
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Everybody’s Tennis
  • Fantavision
  • Fat Princess Adventures
  • Fat Princess Adventures Mega Loot Bundle
  • Flower
  • Forbidden Siren
  • Guns Up! Battle Support Pack
  • Guns Up! Defence Budget Pack
  • Guns Up! War Chest Pack
  • God of War 3 Remastered
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Gravity Rush Remastered
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -sign-
  • Helldivers Reinforcements Mega Bundle
  • Helldivers Masters of the Galaxy Edition
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack 2
  • Helldivers: Super-earth Ultimate Edition
  • Hardware: Rivals
  • Heavy Rain
  • Here They Lie
  • Hohokum
  • Hustle Kings VRr
  • Hustle Kings VR – Upgrade
  • Insurgent Pack
  • Intercept Online Co-op Expansion Pack
  • Journey
  • Journey Collector’s Edition
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept Online Co-op Mode (standalone)
  • Killzone Shadow Fall and Season Pass Bundle
  • Knack
  • Kinetica
  • Okage: Shadow King
  • Parappa The Rapper 2
  • Playstation VR Worlds
  • Primal
  • Resogun
  • Resogun Season Pass
  • Resogun Wipeout Ship Bundle
  • Resogun – Heroes Expansion
  • Resogun: Defenders Expansion Pack
  • Rigs Mechanized Combat League
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rise of the Kasai
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle
  • Super Stardust Ultra
  • Super Stardust Ultra Vr
  • The Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (standalone)
  • The Mark of Kri
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Tomorrow Children Frontier Pack
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Tumble VR
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Edition
  • Uncharted 1: Drake’s Fortune Remastered
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Remastered
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • Until Dawn
  • War of the Monsters
  • Wild Arms 3
  • Flow
  • Flow Expansion Pack
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Infamous Second Son + Infamous First Light
  • Infamous Second Son Legendary Edition
  • Infamous First Light

From today through April 5, there’s also the Totally Digital Sale going on, where when you buy one game, you get the other free. Of course, the less expensive of the two is the freebie.

PS Store Totally Digital – Buy One, Get One Free

  • 10 Second Ninja X
  • 101 Ways to Die
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • ARCADE GAME SERIES 3-in-1 Pack
  • Active Soccer 2 DX
  • Alone With You
  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Arcade Archives (Various)
  • Armikrog
  • Art of Balance
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Bears Can’t Drift!?
  • Bedlam
  • BlazeRush
  • Bombing Busters
  • Brick Breaker
  • Cel Damage HD
  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
  • Corridor Z
  • Crystal Rift
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
  • FEZ
  • Foul Play
  • Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing
  • Grow Home
  • Grow Up
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition
  • KILLALLZOMBIES
  • Knock-Knock
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Season Pass
  • Leo’s Fortune
  • Letter Quest Remastered
  • Level 22
  • Machinarium
  • Mahjong
  • Manual Samuel
  • MotoGP™14 Compact
  • Nano Assault NEO-X
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
  • Nova-111
  • Organ Trail Complete Edition
  • Pang Adventures
  • Paranautical Activity
  • Penarium
  • Pumped BMX +
  • Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut
  • RACE THE SUN ®
  • REPLAY: VHS is not dead
  • Retro City Rampage™ DX
  • Riptide GP2
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Risk of Rain
  • Rock’N Racing Off Road DX
  • Rollers of the Realm™
  • Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
  • Siralim
  • Sky Force Anniversary
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Spheroids
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
  • Subject 13
  • Super Toy Cars
  • Tachyon Project
  • Tetraminos
  • The Fall
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Tiny Brains
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops
  • Toren
  • Total Jigsaw
  • UNMECHANICAL: EXTENDED EDITION
  • Ultratron
  • Virginia – The Game
  • the Castle Game

Finally, you can also save on Totally Digital pre-orders, not included in the Buy One, Get One Free offer.

PS Store Totally Digital Digital Pre-Order Discounts

  • Blackwood Crossing
  • Butcher
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Late Shift
  • Loco Roco Remastered
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Nex Machina
  • Parappa the Rappa Remastered
  • Polybius
  • Rain World
  • Rise and Shine
  • Snake Pass
  • Sundered
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wonder Boy
  • Yonder

Horizon: Zero Dawn update 1.10 adjusts item economy, fixes loads of progression and technical issues, more

21 Mar

Horizon: Zero Dawn players should log into the game today and download the latest patch.

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According to Guerrilla Games, along with fixing progression, technical issues and crashes in Horizon: Zero Dawn, it also comes with new features.

A patch can’t solve all your problems, but maybe our Horizon Zero Dawn guide and walkthrough can.

Guerrilla warns the patch notes may contain spoilers, so if you haven’t finished the game or play it yet, you may wish to avert your eyes.

One more thing: an issue occurs in 1.10 when the player buys an outfit or weapon they already own. This will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

Horizon: Zero Dawn 1.10 Patch Notes

Additions

  • Added the ability to press and hold [X] to buy multiple items from merchants.
  • Added an option to invert the X-axis from the controls tab on the settings menu.

Adjustments

  • Made several minor adjustments to the item economy (drop rate, distribution, cost etc.).
  • Made several adjustments to humanoid and machine AI.
  • Made minor adjustments to 2.1 stereo mix on menu sounds.

Fixes

Progression Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Point of the Spear” where some players could be teleported outside the quest area during the objective “Loot the Sawtooth Carcass”.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Point of the Spear” where some players could buy fire arrows from Karst rather than crafting them.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Proving” where players would be put back into the last checkpoint for the quest, making it impossible to continue the game.
  • Fixed an issue in “The War-Chief’s Trail” where fast- travelling away and back when Sona reached the cliff would sometimes prevent Sona’s A.I. from working correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in the sub quest “Revenge of the Nora” where some players could be blocked from progressing due to an invisible collision near the third bandit camp.
  • Fixed an issue in the quest “The Sun Shall Fall” where some players fast-travelling immediately after destroying the Sonic Device would be unable to progress upon returning to the gate.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Face of Extinction” where the Day 1 Patch did not offer a solution for the roll over problem of certain players who had side quests active while completing the quest.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “The Forgotten” where it was very difficult for some players to climb the trail to Olara.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where the objective “Return to Ravan” would not complete for some players after collecting the sword.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where no quest marker or breadcrumbing was displayed for some players on the objective “Follow the Tracks”.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where Rokasha went missing for some players if they accepted another quest while following the blood trail and then reloaded their save data after speaking to Keadi.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Robbing the Rich” where Nasan would be walking around in the courtyard and could not be interacted with by some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Luck of the Hunt” where dropping boar skins after collecting all 4 would cause the boar skin objective to be unobtainable for some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Healer’s Oath” where Patch 1.04 did not offer a retroactive solution for certain players who were unable to progress after dropping the Thunderjaw heart from the Special Items tab.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Traitor’s Bounty” where Vanasha would not appear on the objective “Talk to Vanasha” after finishing “The Face of Extinction” for some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the side quest “Hunter’s Blind” where the “Show on map” option on the Quest screen was grayed out and no quest marker appeared on the map or compass during the objective “Follow Talanah” for some players.
  • Fixed an issue in the area “Cauldron Xi” where some players were able to escape the core chamber during the “Defend the core” objective.
  • Fixed an issue where some players could clear Corruption Zones from a distance without completing its associated quest and trophy.
  • Fixed several issues where some players could become stuck in bunkers and cauldrons after completing “The Face of Extinction”.

General Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Point of the Spear” where the time of day dialogue option would erroneously unlock when reloading the game, after speaking to Rost at the beginning of the quest.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “A Seeker at the Gates” where the gates of the Embrace were wide open.
  • Fixed an issue in the tribe quest “Revenge of the Nora” where Aloy’s overridden Strider would suddenly become unmountable when following Varl to the Stadium.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “Terror of the Sun” where a redundant save would occur every time the title was reloaded while fighting the Behemoth without any equipment.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest “The Face of Extinction” where a blank grey screen would be visible before the start of the Epilogue 1 sequence.
  • Fixed an issue in the area “Devil’s Grief” where the ground texture showed a visible file path.
  • Fixed an issue where a Tallneck’s datapoint would not unlock if players fast-traveled from their head of instead of rappelling down.
  • Fixed an issue where time would slow down but Concentration would continue to recharge at the same rate when players brought up the weapon wheel.
  • Fixed an issue where some robots would not be counted for the trophy “10 Vulnerable Machines Kills”.
  • Fixed an issue where players would run into various problems if their playtime exceeded 200 hours.
  • Fixed various issues where the UI would display markers, icons, tracks, prompts or values incorrectly.
  • Fixed various issues with dialogue and contextual lines not triggering correctly.
  • Fixed various issues with players clipping through, getting stuck in or falling through geometry.
  • Fixed various issues with machines clipping through geometry and each other.
  • Fixed various issues with animation for humanoids and machines.
  • Fixed various minor issues with players skipping a sequence.
  • Fixed various minor weapons and modifications issues.
  • Fixed various minor framerate issues.

Crash Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the Bandit Camps where the game would crash if certain players managed to untie the prisoners after the last bandit had died.
  • Fixed an issue in the Bandit Camps where the game would crash if certain players destroyed the alarm after the last bandit had died.
  • Fixed miscellaneous crashes.

The team said it will continue to work on more fixes and enhancements based on user freedback.

Horizon: Zero Dawn looks rather cool on the original GameBoy

21 Mar

Imagine how adorable Aloy would look on a small, portable screen. Well now you can thanks to Fakes Forge.

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Fakes Forge has created some of the coolest, and funniest, fake special editions of games over the years.

The team has now applied its fake fun to Horizon: Zero Dawn, re-imaging the PS4 exclusive as a GameBoy title.

Check out how cute Aloy and the mechanical dinosaur creature she’s about to fight looks for yourself above.

You should also head over to the Fakes Forge Facebook page, linked above, and give the rest of the team’s creations a look.

Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Diablo 3 Seasons kick off at the end of the month on PS4 and Xbox One

21 Mar

Seasons, one of the biggest reasons for Diablo 3’s longevity, will finally appear on consoles.

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Back in November, Blizzard announced that Seasons are finally coming to the console versions of Diablo 3. Now, we get to learn a lot more about the feature.

First up, the first ever console season goes live on Friday, March 31 at 5pmt PDT, 8pm EST, 12am GMT. This is also the starting date for Season 10 on PC.

If you’re unfamiliar with the idea, Seasons give players the opportunity to create a Season-only character (or turn an existing one into Seasonal). Everyone is competing to finish as much of the available content as possible, while also completing specific challenges and tasks.

Your reward at the end is a unique, six-piece gear set as well as other items, depending on the number of challenges you clear. Other rewards you earn through playing, such as loot, will transfer to your existing characters once the Season is over.

As Blizzard details, everything you do will be tracked, placing you on a massive leaderboard.

This season will also bring a new feature, Conquest. Conquests are difficult tasks that can only be completed by a Seasonal hero, completing them earns you points towards the Seasonal challenge point total.

Dark Souls 3 patch 1.1 adds PS4 Pro support, new PvP maps, buffs heavy armour, much more

21 Mar

Just before The Ringed City DLC hits, Dark Souls 3 players will have more to look forward to.

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From Software is releasing a big Dark Souls 3 patch on Friday, March 24. The update is in anticipation of The Ringed City, the second and final DLC for the game.

Update 1.1 comes with a host of changes, and will follow two hours of maintenance (six hours on Xbox One) across all platforms. Some of the biggest changes include a frame-rate upgrade on PS4 Pro, a buff to heavy armour, a nerf to poison damage, and much more.

This is also the patch that adds the two new PvP arenas revealed last week. Ashes of Ariandel and season pass holders will gain access on March 24, and Ringed City-only owners will follow on

Find all the details below.

Servers will go offline at the following times:

PC

  • JST: 05:00pm-07:00pm
  • CET: 09:00am-11:00am
  • PDT: 01:00am-03:00am

Xbox One

  • JST: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • CET: 02:00am-08:00am
  • PDT: 06:00pm-12:00am

PS4

  • JST: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • CET: 02:00am-04:00am
  • PDT: 06:00pm-08:00pm

Update 1.1 notes:

  • Made system updates for The Ringed City.
  • Increased frame rate for gameplay on PlayStation®4 Pro.
  • 2 New maps added to Undead Match, Dragon Ruins and Grand Roof.
  • Added function to Undead Match where, if password matching is used, players can split into teams.
  • Added function to Undead Match that allows one team of players to match with one password, and the other team to match with another password.
  • Added function where various hosts could be displayed on the bonfire warp menu.
  • Added warning text that advised player if he/she has dropped too many items in a single location on the field.
  • Fixed issue where the loading screen was displayed for longer than usual when the guest returned to his/her own world after an online multiplayer session.
  • Fixed issue in “The Painted World of Ariandel” where the opened/closed status of the door to the Cleansing Chapel did not synched properly during online multiplayer session.
  • Fixed issue where a guest could enter alone into the boss room for the Dancer of the Boreal Valley during online multiplayer session.
  • Fixed issue where the level sync feature in Undead Match did not synched consistently during online multiplayer session.
  • Fixed issue in the loading screen where guests were not alerted to an error that occurred on the host’s side during online multiplayer session.
  • Fixed issue when player using the miracle Tears of Denial doesn’t get attacked during online multiplayer session.
  • Fixed issue where weapons and items sent to the box get corrupted when inventory is full.
  • Fixed icons that specify which certain items are for which gender. (ex. Chain Armor).
  • Improved attack power for Shortsword. In accordance with this fix, critical hit is decreased in order to make critical power the same as present.
  • Improved motion of normal attack for Ultra Greatswords, Great Hammers and Curved Great Swords.
  • Decreased stamina depletion when attacking using Ultra Greatswords, Great Hammers, and Greataxes.
  • Improved attack power for Curved Greatswords.
  • Decreased motion of normal attack while dashing for Katanas. Improved motion of any other normal attacks.
  • Improved motion of shield bash skill. In accordance with this fix, stamina consumption has been reduced.
  • Improved motion of Dagger’s Blind Spot skill.
  • Increased rate at which Frostbite builds up when using Vordt’s Great Hammer, Irithyll Straight Sword, and Friede’s Great Scythe.
  • Shortened attack window of Carthus Curved Sword and Dark Sword, Gargoyle Flame Hammer and Follower Sabre.
  • Improved motion of Crescent Moon Sword’s skill, Crescent Blade.
  • Improved the motion of Moonlight Greatswords’s skill, Moonlight Vortex.
  • Improved FP recovery effect of Executioner’s Greatsword.
  • Fixed so that Frost Blade appears from the beginning of Pontiff Knight Curved Sword skill.
  • Improved FP decrease effect of Yorshka’s Spear skill, Pacify.
  • Improved motion and the frost effect of Pontiff Knight Great Scythe skill.
  • Improved motion of normal attack for Greatlance.
  • Fixed so that poise is applied during Greatlance two-handed attack. 
  • Fixed so that poise is applied during Dark Hand skill, Lifedrain.
  • Disabled parry during Pickaxe’s two-handed attack.
  • Improved duration of the Perseverance effect.
  • Fixed issue where attack power of some bolts was different from the assumed value when using Avelyn.
  • Fixed issue where one-handed attack motion of Crow Talons was the incorrectly using the animation for the Fists.
  • Fixed issue where player can apply enchantment of Bloodlust to other weapons.
  • Fixed so that poise is applied during Spin Sweep attack.
  • Fixed issue where Onislayer continued to attack consecutively.
  • Improved correction value for Sharp or Heavy weapons’ upgrade.
  • Increased rate at which bleeding builds up when using a reduced bleeding build-up.
  • Decreased rate at which bleeding builds up before using a reduced bleeding build-up.
  • Increased rate at which poison builds up when using a reduced poison build-up.
  • Along with improving correction value for Sharp or Heavy weapons’ upgrade, adjusted correction value for Refined or Hollowed weapons’ upgrade.
  • Improved defense and also increased weights for heavy armor.
  • Improved the motion of Lightning Stake, Lightning Storm and Way of White Corona.
  • Extended the time you can move during the casting of the miracles of Gnaw, Dorhys’ Gnawing and Wrath of the Gods
  • Fixed issue where bonus value is not affected by Dark Damage when equipping Hornet Ring during critical attack.
  • Improved attack power and decreased duration of poison and poison effects players use.
  • Decreased rate at which blood builds up when using Carthus Rouge.

The Ringed City is out March 28 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitch lets you dive in water, walk on the riverbed

20 Mar

There may be nothing for you there, but you can – if you want to – explore the riverbed in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doesn’t let you dive into the water. You can swim, but like everything else you do in the game, it relies on stamina.

However, if you can get something to push you into the water, you’ll be able to access what’s underneath. There’s nothing there to explore, sadly, but you can access it.

Twitter user Swiffy22 (via Destructoid) managed to trigger this glitch by getting an enemy to hit them. The shockwave sent Link flying and into the water.

Here’s the user getting hit by a Stone Talus.

You can also trigger it by simply detonating a square bomb near an edge. This is very easy to do, as you’re about to see, and achieves the same goal.

In the two clips, the area underwater happened to be a very small. It may be possible to reach a new location by continuing to walk, crossing the bond.

If you’re looking for honest-to-god tips to improve your Breath of the Wild game, look no further than our massive guide. It’s got everything you could hope for, from item and gear locations to walkthroughs and general tips.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy to feature the biggest area in any Uncharted game, no Nathan Drake cameos

20 Mar

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is going to offer a different experience from the main game, and not just because Nathan Drake won’t be involved.

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Naughty Dog is currently working on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the standalone DLC to Uncharted 4.

The developer revealed only a few small details when the project was first announced last year, and now, we get to learn a lot more. In a blog post, Sony revealed a bunch of new information about the setting, gameplay, and whether or not Nathan Drake will be making an appearance.

The Lost Legacy is set six to 12 months after the events of the main game, and it takes place in southern India. The story revolves around the search for the Tusk of Ganesh, the artefact Chloe and Nadine will have to team up in order to find. The blog post doesn’t say how they meet, but it does confirm that it’s Chloe who initiates the hunt.

Naughty Dog also confirmed that The Lost Legacy will include the single biggest level in franchise history, and that’s just one of several environment the DLC will let us explore. We’ll be able to explore at our own pace, the developer promised, with more secrets and hidden throughout.

The developer also said it’ll incorporate lessons learned during the development of the main game into The Lost Legacy, such as balancing environmental puzzles with action moments, climbing and so on. Overall, the DLC will feature a number of different environments outside of the lush jungles typical of this part of the world.

These big levels will also invite a stealth gameplay, which Naughty Dog will expand on by including the series’ first silenced pistol. Set pieces will return, and Naughty Dog promised they’d do things the studio has never done before.

It was also confirmed that Nathan Drake will not be a playable character, or even make a cameo in this DLC. “We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character, but everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4,” the developer said.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is out sometime this year on PS4.

Cheetah tears it up in new Injustice 2 trailer

20 Mar

Get a better look at Injustice 2’s Cheetah.

NetherRealm has released a new character trailer for another one of the many heroes and villains in Injustice 2.

Today’s pick is Cheetah, widely associated with Wonder Woman lore as being amongst her biggest adversaries. We were previously introduced to Cheetah’s viciousness in the ‘Here come the girls’ trailer, which only showed a tiny bit of her in-game look.

Today’s trailer, however, takes a bit of deeper dive, offering a much better look at many of her main attacks, including her ultimate. Cheetah is seen tearing up Deadshot, Robin, and of course, Wonder Woman.

There are no CG-style cut-scenes featuring her, though, so it probably means she won’t play a role in the game’s story.

Injustice 2 is out May 16 on PS4, and Xbox One.

Assassin’s Creed: Empire resurfaces again in Swiss retailer listing

20 Mar

Assassin’s Creed: Empire could be out before the end of the year, according to one retailer.

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It looks like everyone except Ubisoft is anxious to talk about the next Assassin’s Creed game.

After what some believed to be an in-game screenshot of the next Assassin’s Creed leaked online, fans of the series are anticipating an announcement around E3 2017, and hoping for a release later this.

It now appears we have one retailer who believes the game will launch in the fourth quarter of 2017. Swiss retailer WOG has product page for Empire that only mentions a release window, with no screenshots or synopsis – not even a box art.

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It’s possible of course this is just speculation on the retailer’s part, a bid to bring in pre-orders for the next Assassin’s Creed game, without necessarily knowing anything about it.

With that in mind, retailers sometimes have access to information shared through the supply chain that gives them access to details ahead of their reveal to the general consumer. We can’t say one way or another in this case.

The next Assassin’s Creed title, codenamed Empire, is said to be set in ancient Egypt. Little else is known about Empire, other than the reports about it being a complete overhaul for the series.

Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold over 2.6M units globally, is best-selling new first party IP launch on PS4 to-date

16 Mar

Horizon: Zero Dawn has been out for just two weeks now, and it has already sold millions of copies worldwide. And guess what? A story expansion is in the works.

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Since it’s launch on February 28, Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold over 2.6 million units globally.

This makes it the best-selling new first party IP launch on PS4 to-date and Guerrilla’s biggest debut ever, according to Sony.

The figure includes both disc sell-through quantities and digital sales through the PlayStation Store.

“We’re thrilled that Horizon Zero Dawn has been embraced by critics and players alike,” said Guerrilla MD Hermen Hulst.

“Developing the game was a labor of love, so it’s extremely satisfying to see that it elicits the same passion and enthusiasm from the gaming public that we felt during its development.”

Hulst went on to say the team is “already hard at work on an expansion to the story,” as this is only the “beginning of Aloy’s story and our exploration of the world of Horizon: Zero Dawn.”

Sony has said previously Horizon: Zero Dawn has “a lot of potential” to become a new franchise, going to far as to call Aloy “a PlayStation icon of the future.”

The game has received rather nice scores across the board, and we provided our take on it too in case you missed it. Also, if you are just picking it up and need some pointers, be sure to check out our guide.

Congratulations to all involved in the game.

Win a game of Hearthstone’s Tavern Brawl this week to get a Journey to Un’Goro pack

16 Mar

This week’s Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone is a bit more exciting for those looking forward to the Journey to Un’Goro expansion.

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Tavern Brawl, the Hearthstone arcade mode with a different game mode twist every week, is a bit more special this week.

Encounter at the Crossroads is back as the mode of choice, but rather than getting a classic pack upon winning, you’ll instead get a pack of Journey to Un’Goro cards. You won’t be able to open it until the expansion launches, however.

If you’re unfamiliar, Encounter at the Crossroads is a type of Brawl where you’re given randomised decks. You can choose a class, but that’s about it. The idea is to devise strategies on the go, rather than going in with a predetermined deck.

Journey to Un’Goro is out in April.