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Far Cry: New Dawn blasts into the post-apocalypse in February

That post-apocalyptic new Far Cry teased earlier this week is Far Cry: New Dawn, Ubisoft announced tonight, a standalone sequel to Far Cry 5 set after seventeen years after that game's nuke-slinging ending. It'll send us roaming the colourful wasteland of Hope County and beyond to thwart a vicious gang of raiders led by twin sisters by doing the usual Far Cry explore-o-craft-a-shooting. What you…

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Far Cry goes post-apocalyptic in next game

It's looking like the next Far Cry is going to be set after the end of the world. Teasing a full announcement for The Game Awards tomorrow night (which Alice Prime will be burning the midnight oil to cover), the trailer below gives us a little taste of the things to come. Ubisoft manage to hold back from declaring that 'war never changes', but that…

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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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Rainbow Six Siege rocks the kasbah in Operation Wind Bastion tomorrow

Operation Wind Bastion, Rainbow Six Siege's latest major update rolls out tomorrow. The servers go down for maintenance at 2pm GMT and spring back to life with renewed vigour at 3, if nothing goes terribly wrong. This update introduces a very scenic new map in the Moroccan mountains, and the usual Attacker/Defender pair of new operators. New characters Nomad and Kaid have been beaten fiercely…

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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 guide: which gameplay mode to choose, exploring Ancient Greece

With the latest journey into the Animus, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series has gone into the realm of Ancient Greece. Set during the conflict between Athens and Sparta, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is colossal in scope. Many returning features are complemented by some massive changes. Some were brought with Assassin's Creed Origins like the RPG features, but there's a slew of new features too, like multiple endings and…

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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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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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Rainbow Six Siege will keep skulls, slots, and neon boob after all

Ubisoft have decided to keep skull imagery, blood splats, gambling machines, and a neon breast in Rainbow Six Siege, three weeks after announcing plans to remove them to sanitise the game for launch in new Asian markets. Not everywhere is so keen on such things, y'know. Many players were unhappy with these cosmetic changes in maps and UI icons, I'm sure you can imagine. Ubisoft…

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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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Rainbow Six Siege introduces long-range shoving with Operation Wind Bastion

Shoving people on their arse from long-distance is the superpower of one of the two new characters coming to Rainbow Six Siege with its next free update, and I cannot imagine a wizard more perfect for me. The other new wizard has the ability to electrify deployed wire, shields, and barricades, which is a nice bit of elemental magic but not as good as shoving.…

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Far Cry 5 should be a (sort of) Fallout prequel

Clubbing on a Tuesday night is not a good idea. The only places open on a Tuesday are named after sea creatures and bandits; “The Dolphin” or “Copper Face Jack’s”, “Sneaky Pete’s” or “Mermaid Bar”. Inevitably, you will tryst with a stranger. Primal urges will be satisfied. In the following days your nethers will begin to itch in a sinister way, as you both realise…

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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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