Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s new Vikings don’t change up the formula much

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s new Vikings don’t change up the formula much : It’s been nearly two years, but Ubisoft is finally gearing up to release a replacement Assassin’s Creed game. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is billed as “the ultimate viking fantasy,” set not within the fjords of Scandinavia but within the fields and rivers of England …

Doom Eternal seemingly sabotaged its own Denuvo anti-piracy tech

Doom Eternal seemingly sabotaged its own Denuvo anti-piracy tech

Doom Eternal comes with Denuvo anti-tampering software designed to stop piracy, but apparently the sport effectively torpedoed its own protection right from the get-go. That’s because Bethesda reportedly included a Denuvo-free executable with the initial release version of Doom Eternal. This was present within the version of the sport provided by the Bethesda Launcher, with …

Vaulting ambition: Fallout 3 and the making of an RPG classic

One of Joel Burgess’s proudest moments as Fallout 3’s lead level designer was giving a big “F*ck You” to players. Literally. It started when the team realized, only six months or so before release, that the map felt too small. They had used The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion as a template for how big the …

A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary

Google Play has generated more than twice the downloads of the iOS App Store, reaching a 70 percent share of worldwide downloads in 2017, according to a new report from App Annie, released in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Android Market, now called Google Play. The report also examined the state of Google …

Microsoft’s new gaming cloud division readies for a future beyond Xbox

Microsoft shipped its first video game in 1981, appropriately named Microsoft Adventure. It was an MS-DOS game that booted directly from a floppy disk, and set the stage for Microsoft’s adventures in gaming. A lot has changed over the past 37 years, and when you think of Microsoft’s efforts in gaming these days you’ll immediately …

Toy-Con Garage is why Nintendo Labo’s cardboard accessories cost $70

If you were wondering why Nintendo Labo, the DIY cardboard accessory kits for the Switch, costs at least $70, Toy-Con Garage is why. As we approach the April 20th release date for Labo, Nintendo has finally revealed more details of Toy-Con Garage, a software feature included in each Labo kit that teaches kids basic If …

Microsoft reveals Sony is blocking Fortnite PS4 vs. Xbox One cross-play

Fornite cross-play between consoles and PC, Mac, and mobile is coming soon, but PlayStation 4 owners won’t be able to play against Xbox One gamers. Epic Games revealed this weekend that Xbox One players will be able to play Fortnite with PC, Mac, and mobile players, but not PS4 players; similarly, PS4 owners will be …

New Xbox Elite controller revealed in leaked images

Microsoft first introduced its Xbox Elite Wireless Controller back at E3 2015. The $149 controller has four interchangeable paddles around the back, Hair Trigger Locks, remappable buttons, and completely swappable components. It’s been a popular choice for Xbox One gamers, and even PC players who occasionally want to use a controller, and now it looks …

Lego partners with Tencent to make online games for China

Lego and Chinese tech giant Tencent have formed a partnership to develop licensed games, videos, and other content for Chinese children. The first releases from the partnership are expected later this year, and the Financial Times reports that one of those initiatives will likely be an online game. The partnership will include the creation of …