Does Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Push Microtransactions?

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been out for a couple of days now and there’s been a lot of mixed reviews. Some quite positive, some negative. And some have been trashing the microtransaction part of the game so let’s talk about that for a bit.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has Helix Credits, which can be used to buy skins, weapons and “Time Savers”. Many people have called the game grindy and are angry at Ubisoft for making the game grindy so that people invest in the Time Savers which boost the amount of XP you receive and reduce time requirements for certain things. It basically speeds up your character progress. Now I feel this is for the people who enjoy Assassin’s Creed games but don’t have the time to explore everything and to level up by playing through the side missions, contracts, and the various other side objectives. With a game as long as this, it is a good way for people who can’t make the time for it but still enjoy playing it to experience the story and the most of the game. While I can see why people can attribute its addition to the fact that the game feels grindy, I don’t think it is the worst offender.

Let’s talk about the part that is actually bullshit and is straight up an attempt at cash grab. Heka Chests. Legendary items cost 80 Orichalcalchum( Weapons cost 100). Orichalcum can be found in-game but in very small quantity, about 1 per rock. You get 10 Oricalchum through weekly quests which means 5 weeks of farming. Unless you pay for it of course.  So if you want to get the 2 premium sets that are currently in the game which contain armor and weapons, you will need to farm for a minimum of 10 weeks. That is absolute bullshit in my opinion and needs to be changed to a system similar to the one in Origins.

Ubisoft needs to fix this because besides this and the somewhat poor PC performance, the game has been praised by almost every major media outlet and reviewer and even fans of the series are quite happy with the game and are enjoying playing through it. Let us know what you feel about the microtransaction that is in the game and how it has affected your experience with the game.

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider DLC ‘The Forge’ Launches November 13

The first downloadable content for Shadow of the Tomb Raider is called “The Forge” and will launch worldwide on November 13 for $4.99 or with the $29.99 Season Pass, publisher Square Enix announced.

Here is an overview of the add-on, via Square Enix:

In “The Forge,” Lara must brave the lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku. Throughout her journey, Lara will uncover details about a friend’s ancient legacy, and overcome a danger long thought to be lost in flame. “The Forge” delivers a brand-new challenge tomb, playable in both solo and co-op. Players who complete the challenge tomb will be rewarded with the Grenadier skill, Brocken outfit, and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.

A completely new adventure, “The Forge” is the first of seven monthly downloadable content adventures available through the Season Pass, providing players with an abundance of new content, challenge tombs, co-op experiences, weapons and outfits, Score Attack and Time Attack modes, and additional narrative side missions.

Lara Croft has mastered an unforgiving jungle, explored vast landscapes filled with tombs, and battled Trinity for the fate of Humanity, all set against the backdrop of the Maya apocalypse. Yet even more adventures await in the hidden City of Paititi. New mysteries and challenges will arise, friendships and rivalries will deepen, and above all, new tombs will be discovered in a series of downloadable contents that expand the world of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Early Access Content Detailed

With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 just weeks away, we wanted to share first details around some of PlayStation’s 30 days early-access content coming to Rockstar Games’ deepest and most expansive world to date.

Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and its multiplayer experience, Red Dead Online, will come with exciting PlayStation 4 benefits right from launch. In Red Dead Redemption 2, PS4 players will be able to customize Arthur Morgan with the Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit.

Come November with the launch of Red Dead Online, PS4 players will get 30 days early access to the versatile Arabian horse featuring a custom Alligator skin saddle, and the High Roller double-action revolver. Make sure that you have an active PS Plus subscription so that you can access Red Dead Online and check out these awesome items!

But with October 26 almost upon us, read on for a closer look at PlayStation’s 30 days early access content offering for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit – Available day one in Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode and at the launch of Red Dead Online

A slick but rugged look, the Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit is perfect for exploring the forests of Ambarino.

Featuring a wool-lined, long coat with custom, hand-tooled leather accents, a leather vest with ornate pattern details, stand wing-tip collar with black neckerchief, and custom ornate buckle with matching boot tips, the Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit pays homage to the “boss” of the Northern States, its real-world inspiration.

Red Chestnut Arabian Horse – Available at the launch of Red Dead Online

Known for its speed and handling, the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse is in a class above most horses you would find in the wild, with performance a step up from the first tier of available horses.

Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle – Available at the launch of Red Dead Online

In addition to its stylish look, the Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle provides a number of benefits when equipped including core Health and Stamina boosts, which increase speed and acceleration for the horse. This saddle is an enhanced version of the basic saddle that comes stock for players when starting Red Dead Online.

High Roller Double-Action Revolver – Available at the launch of Red Dead Online

Looks could kill: The High Roller Double-Action Revolver features a polished steel body with unique period-inspired, beautifully detailed engraving work. The deadly, quick draw revolver comes complete with unique playing card and skull elements carved into the grip. Its superior, quick rate of fire over all other revolvers makes it a great choice for mounted combat.

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Space Hulk: Tactics Launch Trailer

Witness endless battle and the doom of a world in the Space Hulk: Tactics launch trailer!

Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful turn-based tactics adaptation of the board game Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing unique twists to the cult classic formula. The new launch trailer will prepare you for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in just a few days, October 9. See the desperate battle between man and alien-like never before!

On the side of humanity stand the Space Marine Terminators, genetically modified super soldiers clad in heavy armour and equipped with extraordinary firepower that turns them into effective walking tanks. Opposing them are the Genestealers, insidious inhabitants of the floating amalgamations of smashed-together starships called space hulks, hiding inside every pipe and duct, prepared to bend anything that comes close to pieces with glistening claws.

An innovative new card system gives players greater control over their forces, while two non-linear, narrative-driven campaigns tell a new, terrifying story in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. A full customisation system is available across four Space Marine chapters and four Genestealer Hive Fleets, letting you design your force down to the last shoulder plate or weapon hilt. A robust mission editor, inspired by the clip-together nature of building scenarios in the board game, means you can design, share, and play your own maps quickly and easily.

Space Hulk: Tactics comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9. Pre-order Space Hulk: Tactics today on Steam and get special bonuses, including a 10% discount, immediate beta access, and unique second founding colour schemes for your Terminators.

The Space Hulk: Tactics pre-order beta is ongoing, pre-order now on Steam to play. The game releases on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 9.

Kingdom Hearts –The Story So Far Announced For PS4

Today, Square Enix and Disney announced Kingdom Hearts –The Story So Far– a brand-new collection that takes players through nine chapters of the beloved Kingdom Hearts series.

In Kingdom Hearts –The Story So Far–, Keyblade wielders can relive the magical adventures of Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and friends as they attempt to stop the Heartless invasion that threatens their universe. Fans will travel to iconic Disney locales and join forces with beloved Disney and Final Fantasy characters in order to fight back against the threat of darkness and bring back light to all worlds.

The compilation includes the following games:

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX

• Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
• Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
• Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
• Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
• Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
• Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapet Prologue

• Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
• Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
• Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)

Kingdom Hearts –The Story So Far– is now available to preorder at the Square Enix Online Store: sqex.link/KHthestorysofar and other participating retailers.

This title will be available on October 30 for $39.99.

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Life Is Strange 2 – Hot Takes

Jasmeet makes bold claims about his relationship with Cameron Diaz. Manas refutes them all. Oh, and we play Life Is Strange 2..

Two brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz, are forced to run away from home after a tragic incident in Seattle. In fear of the police, Sean & Daniel head to Mexico while attempting to conceal a sudden & mysterious supernatural power.
Release Date – 26 Sept 2018
Developer – Dontnod
Publisher – Square Enix
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The Walking Dead Final Season Might Still Happen, Just Not By Telltale

Telltale Games laid off the bulk of its staff and have been in hot water ever since. With a half-finished game which is the Final Season of The Walking Dead, many wondered about the fate of the game and if it would ever get an ending.

According to a report from Kotaku they’ve been getting insider information. One of the people they spoke to has said that Telltale is currently working on getting the episodes finished by another company. The company that will finish the game will apparently hire the laid-off employees on a contract basis. They’ve also stated that episode three of the final season is complete and was scheduled for a rating review by the ESRB which happens in the final stages of a game’s development.

Episode Three was supposed to release on 16th November with Episode Four on 18th December. The first round of Voice Work for the main characters was already recorded. One of the insiders did say that the longer negotiations go on the slimmer the chances get for the original team to work on the game. Telltale did state previously that they were not making profits off of the games so why would another company step in to finish the game when there are high chances that they might lose money? It will be interesting to see how this plays out, that is for sure.

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PSN Name Changes Coming Sooner Than Expected?

If you are someone who made their online accounts for gaming platforms chances are you’re stuck with a name that you’re a little bit embarrassed by. While it isn’t an issue on most platforms, consoles are a bit more stringent when it comes to changing your online moniker.

Xbox got the option to change your Gamertag a couple of years back for free the first you did at and after that, it will cost you $10 while PlayStation users never really had that option but that might soon change. According to a report from Kotaku they’ve had a few people from different game studios tell them that they’re working on fixing bugs and tweaking settings to ensure that their games are compatible with Sony’s name changing plans.

The developers suggest that since PSN usernames link the account ID to your username rather than a Universal Unique Identifier, retroactively fixing old multiplayer games will be difficult. A person working for a game studio shared an image from internal Sony documentation that showed the option “Edit Username” for a PlayStation Network profile and was taken from what will be the guide for changing your username. Hopefully, it works like Steam’s username option which can be changed to anything at anytime.

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