Outside of the main campaign, there were plenty of activities to do, one of which gave me a good look at how Layla will appear in the historical simulation. Traditionally, modern day protagonists in Assassin's Creed stay firmly in the modern day. In Valhalla, Animus Anomalies provide a parkour challenge with floating blocks reminiscent of the modern day sections in Revelations. As Layla ascends to the top of the particular anomaly in the demo, mysterious voices can be heard in the background, though it's hard to parse what exactly they're talking about. … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla preview: The game you know but with Vikings
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2. PlayStation 2 (2000) It’s tough to win the console wars two generations in a row. PlayStation 2 didn’t just equal the success of PlayStation – it became the best-selling console of all time, shifting 155m units. Its utter dominance, its technical power and its familiar development environment allowed studios around the world to be extraordinarily creative. This was the golden era that saw mainstream blockbusters Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, Pro Evo Soccer, Burnout and Ratchet & Clank come to fruition, but it also hosted idiosyncratic treasures such as Katamari Damacy, Ico and Okami, and through the Guitar Hero and Singstar titles it also became the post-pub entertainment platform of choice for a whole generation. This was where TV, movie and music creatives all woke up and realised, ah yes, games are the future, we’d better get in on this. And then everybody did. … [Read more...] about The 25 greatest video game consoles – ranked!
Buying a gaming laptop used to involve spending a fortune on a machine that couldn’t hold a candle to a desktop’s performance, but thanks to the gradual shrinking of graphics chips, you’d be surprised by what today’s gaming laptops are capable of. Naturally, a lot of the very best gaming laptops still cost several thousands of pounds / dollars rather than several hundreds, but as long as you’re happy with playing games on lower quality settings or just want something that will let you tend to your Stardew Valley crops on the go, then you can do all that and more on a machine that costs a heck of a lot less. … [Read more...] about Best budget gaming laptop deals of the week – 16th July 2020
HP Pavilion 16-a0032dx gaming laptop – $750 from Best Buy (down from $900) You also get one of Intel’s brand-new, quad-core Core i5-10300H processors as well, plus a 1920×1080, IPS display with a tasty 144Hz refresh rate. Admittedly, other GTX 1660 Ti laptops I’ve tested haven’t been able to make full use of high refresh rates like this on today’s most demanding titles, but if you’re into your competitive shooters like Valorant, then you’ll have no problem taking advantage of all those extra frames at your disposal. … [Read more...] about This HP Pavilion 16 gaming laptop is a real bargain at $750
GameSpot has officially kicked off Play For All--a celebration of all things gaming. Join us as we bring you the summer's hottest news, previews, interviews, features, and videos, as well as raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts and Black Lives Matter with the help of our friends from around the gaming world. Check out the Play For All schedule for more. … [Read more...] about Stardew Valley Update 1.5 Will Add Game-Changing End-Game Content