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Assassin's Creed Odyssey

11 months ago

Dragon Age lead designer Mike Laidlaw joins Ubisoft Quebec

With BioWare starting to mutter about Dragon Age again (and rumours saying they'll announce DA4 this week), here's one person who won't be involved: long-running designer and director Mike Laidlaw, as he's joined Ubisoft Quebec. Laidlaw [not to be confused with Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw -ed.] left BioWare in 2017 after 14 years, where he'd been a lead writer on Jade Empire, a lead designer…

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Ass Creed Odyssey’s first DLC is out, offers some standard stabbing

"I'm trying to find reasons for why this DLC is of note" says vidbod Matthew in his and Katharine's look at Assassin's Creed Odyssey's first DLC, "but orange leaves obviously isn't one of them". I beg to differ. Legacy Of The First Blade's first episode of three is out, and takes place in autumnal Makedonia - an area that we've already galloped around for a…

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Steam Charts: I Was On Holiday Last Week Edition

I, Alice Bee, have returned from a week off and everything has changed. Matt is in the office now, and complained about having to get up at 8.15am. This complaint made me furious and I am telling everyone. My desk has been moved. There is no milk in the fridge. I am confused, and I can't remember all the HTML codes to write this very…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Ainigmata Ostraka: all the clue solutions, the best engravings

Engravings in Assassin's Creed Odyssey are attachments that you can apply to weapons and are earned in multiple different ways. You'll likely obtain most of them by increasing your level, or by completing key quests in the story. Yet the best ones that you can obtain take a lot more work on your part, usually by finding Ainigmata Ostraka and solving the riddles that they…

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Steam Charts: Do U Cyber Edition

Beep boop. I am the SteamChartBot, and welcome to the CYBERCHARTS. They're like the regular charts, but they have the word "CYBER" shouted at the start, and that makes them really bloody cool.

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Our picks from the Steam autumn Sale discountapalooza

Hurry, hurry. There are only 37 Steam sales each year - miss a bargain now and you'll regret it for the rest of your days. (Until the next one). As always, the latest Steam Autumn sale is a sensory overload of cut-price delights. We're here to guide you through the white noise and make a few informed choices.

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We talk to Alexios and Kassandra voice actors about the beauty of mocap, and using Pink Floyd to get psyched up

Contains some spoilers. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a proper action-RPG, complete with romance opportunities, conversation trees, branching storylines, and bales of soft material to leap into from improbable heights. While well-written and expansive, much of the story’s appeal can be laid at the feet of its charismatic leads. Greek actors Michael Antonakos and Melissanthi Mahut provide the voices and performance capture for Alexios and Kassandra,…

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The Joy of having all my girlfriends aboard in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

In a game series that seemed to be dominated by male stories, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a beautiful, sapphic dream by comparison. Women in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey play a huge role. Whether they’re your mother, your lover, your sister or your friend, women are significant in a way that’s always been needed in one of Ubisoft’s biggest games. So, imagine my delight that the role…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey side quests: how to complete side quests

It's no real secret that Assassin's Creed Odyssey has a huge map and is full of things to do. You could ignore the side quests completely, but there are some valuable rewards that can be obtained from pitching in; helping your fellow humans, even if they are hiding part of the truth. This guide will take you through each of the side quests in the game…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sailing: all the ship cosmetics, upgrading the Adrestia

Sailing in Assassin's Creed games of the past was a joyous pastime, though that might have had something to do with the sea shanties. But there was little doubt that sailing and naval warfare would return at some point. In Assassin's Creed Odyssey, this has you take up the helm of the Adrestia, sailing across the Mediterranean in search of treasure and adventure. However there are…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Abantis Islands: how to complete the side quests

Home to slaves and slave owners, these islands are home to a man trying to find out more about a group of bandits known as "The Dagger". The truth won't be an easy one to take and his magistrate owner knows this. This guide will go over all the side quests for the region and how to complete them. Abantis Islands side quests guide If…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Lokris: how to complete the side quests

Lokris is home to a lot of salt. In fact, in the times of the Ancient Greeks, it was seen as the "third" power of the Ancient Greek world. However it frequently dominated by both Sparta and Athens and thus played very little part in the formation of history around that time period. This is translated into how Assassin's Creed Odyssey treats the location as…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey cultists: all the Cult of Kosmos identities and locations

At a specific point in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, you'll come across a group that call themselves the Cult of Kosmos. They're nasty people whose collective goal is to bend the world to their whims by prolonging the Peloponnesian war, terrorising the local populace, and causing widespread chaos. Assassinating them all too soon becomes one of the main focuses of your odyssey, so in order to work…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey best ending: which choices get the good ending

One of the more interesting new features to Assassin's Creed Odyssey are the meaningful choices that can affect the world around you. Some choices will merely affect the outcome of the quest, but some affect the events going forward, permanently affect towns and cities. They can even determine which ending you will get when you complete the main odyssey. The weight of those decisions is enough…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Xenia treasure hunts: where to find the five items

Shortly after discovering the rather secretive group in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, you'll encounter a giant, magnificently strong woman named Xenia. Able to throw grown men through doors as if throwing a pebble into water, this lass can grow particularly fond of you. She'll initially ask you for money for information either Alexios or Kassandra needs, but if you saved her brother in one of the…

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12 months ago

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey mercenaries: how to kill mercenaries, removing bounties

The bounty hunters and mercenaries in the newer Assassin's Creed games are more than just a regular enemy. They can turn up in the most inopportune moments, usually in the middle of a quest or looting a particular location, to relentlessly hunt you down. If left unchecked, they can put a spanner in the works, setting you back a fair bit if you should perish…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey inventory: how to get the best weapons, legendary armour

Getting equipment in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is initially rather slow, but the way it works is remarkably similar to how it was in Assassin's Creed Origins. Before long you'll be wielding some of the most powerful and legendary weapons and armour found in all of Ancient Greece - the stuff that myths and legends are based on. They are most highly coveted equipment to get,…

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Steam Charts: Aquatic Craniate Edition

There are weeks when the Steam Charts surprise us! There are weeks when interesting new and old games reappear, pushing out the dreary regulars! And then mostly there are weeks like this one, where it's so depressingly bland that it starts raining outside the moment you glance at it. Not good rain, just bland drizzle.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey presents a ‘softer’ version of slavery

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey attempts to address the historical nuance of a slave’s status through a series of quests. Its presentations are universally sympathetic. In some cases, they’re downright positive. Scheming cultists who mistreat or acquire slaves are exceptions, not the standard. It’s true that slavery in ancient Greece often operated differently than similar systems in the American South. Unfortunately, since Odyssey is a game about…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey travelogue

Much like its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has snared me with its marvellous camera. With it, I’ve been exploring and snapping Greece, all the way from the Ionian Islands in the west to the Cyclades in the east. I know I should be worrying about wars and parents and magical spears, but that’s all ancillary to the scenes and vignettes playing out on the paved…

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