July 13, 2020 Off

Watch Dogs 2 Guide and Walkthrough

By tracy

Watch Dogs 2 Guide and Walkthrough

July 12, 2020 Off

Three Top Ubisoft Executives Step Down Following Sexual Misconduct and Toxic Culture Allegations

By tracy

Following the recent sexual misconduct and toxic culture allegations at Ubisoft, three of its executives - Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët, Ubisoft Canadian studios head Tannis Mallat, and Global Head of HR Cécile Cornet, have stepped down from their roles.As reported by GamesIndustry.Biz, these three stepped down "following the initiation of a rigorous review that the company initiated in response to recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior."Hascoët, according to a report in the French newspaper Liberation, was specifically named as "playing a central role in the company's culture problems, with one source saying the executive has 'the...

July 11, 2020 Off

Crapshoot: The BlobJob, and yes that really is the name of a game

By tracy

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. This week, it's a twisted slice of European edutainment from 1998. Prepare for everything you need to know about... wait. It's called what?Names have power, especially the flat-out wrong ones. Who knows what went through some designer's head when he decided to name the evil aliens of the X series the Khaak? What possessed the creators of The Tone Rebellion to look at their aquatic world of water creatures and call them Floaters? Above all else, why upon why did the...

July 10, 2020 Off

Nintendo to Showcase A New Game From Shantae Creator WayForward

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Nintendo is set to showcase a new game from developer WayForward (Shantae), based on a third-party property, during a Nintendo Treehouse Live broadcast later today.The Nintendo of America Twitter account revealed that the main focus of today's event will be showing gameplay from Paper Mario: The Origami King, but that there will also be "a first reveal and gameplay for a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward."Check out gameplay of the upcoming game #PaperMario: The Origami King tomorrow 7/10 at 10am PT on #NintendoTreehouseLive | July 2020. Plus, we'll feature a first reveal and gameplay for a title...

July 9, 2020 Off

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Boss Fight Gameplay Leaks

By tracy

Assassin's Creed Valhalla has suffered yet another leak ahead of the Ubisoft Forward conference this weekend, this time in the form of a lengthy boss fight.The new footage now circulating follows Eivor as they encounter and defeat Cordelia, one of the daughters of King Lerion. If that sounds familiar, you probably know these characters from Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, which is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, who had three daughters named Gonorill, Ragan and Cordelia.The fight appears to be far more on the mystical side of the Assassin's Creed realism spectrum, and may well be activated similarly...

July 8, 2020 Off

Pagan Online is going offline

By tracy

Pagan Online, Wargaming and Mad Head Games' action-RPG, is dropping the online part. It launched last year, but it never managed to tempt many players into its grindy lootfest, and keeping it online has apparently become unsustainable. According to SteamDB, it peaked during Early Access with around 3,000 concurrent players, but following its full launch in August that number sank to double digits and never recovered. This week, it peaked at 14 concurrent players. On August 4, the multiplayer servers will be turned off, with an update turning Pagan Online into a singleplayer game. In our Pagan Online review, Eric Watson said it...

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    July 13, 2020 Off

    Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Review

    By tracy

    Designing and producing a gaming laptop has to be tough. There's only so much you can do to differentiate the design, features and components from the competition. Recently we saw Asus put an LED matrix of lights in the lid of the ROG Zephyrus G14, giving the laptop a completely unique feature. Now, the company is trying to distance itself even further from the competition by adding a second screen on the base of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15. Yes, it looks as wild and cool as it sounds. The added panel comes with a hefty price tag, though. The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 we tested comes in at $3,699. There are a few different build options, but whatever Duo 15 you end up with is going to cost you.SpecsHere are the specifications of the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 I've been testing:Model: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550LXS-XS99) Display: 15.6-inch UHD (3840x2160), 14.09-inch 4K (3840x1100) touchscreen secondary display Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK 2.4GHz (16M cache, 5.3GHz Max Turbo) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q (8GB GDDR6) Memory: 32GB 3200Mhz DDR4 OS: Windows 10 Pro Storage: 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD in Raid 0 Webcam: N/A...

    July 13, 2020 Off

    Watch Dogs 2 Guide and Walkthrough

    By tracy

    Watch Dogs 2 Guide and Walkthrough

    July 12, 2020 Off

    Daily Deals: Free AC Valhalla w/ Ryzen Purchase, Dell Store Wide Sale

    By tracy

    Hello Saturday readers. The big deals online this weekend are happening at Dell, who are hosting a Black Friday in July sale. However, if you're about to build your own PC, check out the awesome new deal coming from Newegg, where you can buy a Ryzen CPU and receive Assassin's...

    July 13, 2020 Off

    Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Review

    By tracy
    Designing and producing a gaming laptop has to be tough. There’s only so much you can do to differentiate the design, features and components from the competition. Recently we saw Asus put an LED matrix of lights in the lid of the ROG Zephyrus G14, giving the laptop a completely unique feature. Now, the company is trying to distance itself even further from the competition by adding a second screen on the base of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15. Yes, it looks as wild and cool as it sounds.

    The added panel comes with a hefty price tag, though. The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 we tested comes in at $3,699. There are a few different build options, but whatever Duo 15 you end up with is going to cost you.

    Specs

    Here are the specifications of the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 I’ve been testing:

    • Model: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550LXS-XS99)
    • Display: 15.6-inch UHD (3840×2160), 14.09-inch 4K (3840×1100) touchscreen secondary display
    • Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK 2.4GHz (16M cache, 5.3GHz Max Turbo)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q (8GB GDDR6)
    • Memory: 32GB 3200Mhz DDR4
    • OS: Windows 10 Pro
    • Storage: 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD in
    July 12, 2020 Off

    Daily Deals: Free AC Valhalla w/ Ryzen Purchase, Dell Store Wide Sale

    By tracy

    Hello Saturday readers. The big deals online this weekend are happening at Dell, who are hosting a Black Friday in July sale. However, if you’re about to build your own PC, check out the awesome new deal coming from Newegg, where you can buy a Ryzen CPU and receive Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for free. Dell, for the first time ever has discounted the new 2020 Alienware Aurora R11 gaming desktop. Score one with 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor and RTX 2080 SUPER video card for under $1700. There are plenty of gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and gaming monitors to choose from and we’ve listed the best deals below.

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    July 12, 2020 Off

    Three Top Ubisoft Executives Step Down Following Sexual Misconduct and Toxic Culture Allegations

    By tracy

    Following the recent sexual misconduct and toxic culture allegations at Ubisoft, three of its executives – Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët, Ubisoft Canadian studios head Tannis Mallat, and Global Head of HR Cécile Cornet, have stepped down from their roles.As reported by GamesIndustry.Biz, these three stepped down “following the initiation of a rigorous review that the company initiated in response to recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior.”

    Hascoët, according to a report in the French newspaper Liberation, was specifically named as “playing a central role in the company’s culture problems, with one source saying the executive has ‘the most toxic behavior in the whole business.'”

    Ubisoft’s CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot said in a statement that he is “committed to implementing profound changes across the company to improve and strengthen our workplace culture.”

    “Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees,” said Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot. “This is unacceptable, as toxic behaviors are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised – and never will. I am committed to implementing profound changes across the company to improve and strengthen our workplace culture.

    July 11, 2020 Off

    Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review

    By tracy
    Microsoft’s Surface line is the last thing I think of when gaming comes to mind, but as we kind of saw with the Surface Go 2 – gaming on a Surface is not only possible, but it’s also a solid experience.Indeed, the Go 2 is the worst-case scenario and not something I would recommend someone buy strictly for gaming. But the Surface Book 3, on paper at least, should be an exceptional 2-in-1 laptop with a sprinkle of gaming prowess, right? Well, kind of.

    For the past week, I’ve been using the Surface Book 3 with Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti, and while the experience hasn’t been entirely smooth, it makes for one of the most enjoyable gaming laptops I’ve used. Let me explain.

    Specs

    The Surface Book 3 comes in 13.5-inch or 15-inch models, with varying configurations. You can build a system ranging from an Intel Core i5-1035G7, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of storage on the 13.5-inch model for $1,599 all the way up to a 15-inch with an Intel Core i7-1065G7, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti, 2TB PCIe SSD, and 32GB of memory for $3,399. Microsoft sent me something that’s more in line with what most creators and gamers

    July 11, 2020 Off

    Crapshoot: The BlobJob, and yes that really is the name of a game

    By tracy

    From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. This week, it’s a twisted slice of European edutainment from 1998. Prepare for everything you need to know about… wait. It’s called what?

    Names have power, especially the flat-out wrong ones. Who knows what went through some designer’s head when he decided to name the evil aliens of the X series the Khaak? What possessed the creators of The Tone Rebellion to look at their aquatic world of water creatures and call them Floaters? Above all else, why upon why did the Two Guys From Andromeda, thinking up a name for the venerable Space Quest series’ love interest, finally settle on Ambassador Beatrice Wankmeister?

    We may never be able to say. But The BlobJob may be the king, with no fewer than four squicky definitions on Urban Dictionary. Luckily for kids everywhere, it’s not about any of them. What is it about? No idea. Meet the weirdest game you really, really shouldn’t Google hints for at school.

    Most edutainment has a simple goal: to teach something. The clue is in the name. The BlobJob has a different approach. It wants to