Where To Find All 12 Stone Circles In Assassin's Creed Origins

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Where To Find All 12 Stone Circles In Assassin's Creed Origins

Among Assassin’s Creed Origins’ many collectibles are the mysterious stone circles. When you discover one of these circles, you must rotate and place an Egyptian constellation in its proper location in the night sky. As you’re figuring each puzzle out, you hear a conversation between Bayek and Khemu, all of which are worth listening to.

Twelve of these stone circles are scattered across Origins' massive world. If you’re having trouble finding any of them, we’ve put together a handy guide pointing out where they all are. If, however, you only want a hint as to their location and don’t mind some light spoilers, can head here to see an in-game map with more approximate locations.

Amun Stone CircleYou can find the circle that begins your quest just south of Siwa. If you follow the road that circles the lake just west of the of the city, you eventually encounter it once you’re south of the city and look to your right.

A (Mostly) Spoiler-Free Guide To The Big Differences Between Wolfenstein II's Two Timelines

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A (Mostly) Spoiler-Free Guide To The Big Differences Between Wolfenstein II's Two Timelines

[Note: We're keeping things vague here but we do have to talk about general concepts so if you want to go in absolutely blind into Wolfenstein II, do not read this]

Wolfenstein II is finally here and much like The New Order, it gives you a choice between two timelines at the very beginning: save Scottish pilot Fergus or novice infantryman Wyatt from death. Either decision has notable effects on the campaign, so if you're curious (but don't want to be spoiled too much), you've come to the right place.

Essentially both choices shape how cutscenes play out, with group dynamics radically changed because of Fergus and Wyatt's different characterizations and traumas they're dealing with. For example: where Fergus might be overly rude to some new rebels joining your cause, creating an air of tension that carries through the remainder of the campaign, Wyatt might be kind and docile, bordering on being a pushover. Communications also change between missions as both characters serve as your handler from time to time. There are also a couple of Hub world missions that play out differently.

30 Tips To Help You Decimate Nazi Scum In Wolfenstein II

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30 Tips To Help You Decimate Nazi Scum In Wolfenstein II

Wolfenstein II has finally arrived and with it a massive amount of ways to slash, shoot, strangle, and strategically destroy ever Nazi in front of you. It's not going to be an easy journey, however, as there are countless Nazis and their robots waiting to tear you limb from limb. Luckily for all you would-be warriors, we've got all the tips you need to help you refine your technique and discover neat unlockables tucked away within the campaign.

Opinion – Single-Player Isn’t Dying, It’s Evolving

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Opinion – Single-Player Isn’t Dying, It’s Evolving

Last week when Electronic Arts announced the closure of Visceral Games and revealed it was going back to the drawing board with its Star Wars action game, the news caused a wave of panic about the imminent death of single-player games. Though the publisher's statement said that the new version of the game would still be single-player and former EA employees stressed this was a migration to open-world games – not a push to completely remove campaigns – that didn't stop a wave of obituary editorials and hysterical posts on social media. While the death of single-player may be greatly exaggerated, this pivot is further evidence that conventional thinking around designing single-player games isn't vanishing, but rather evolving.

New Gameplay Today – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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New Gameplay Today – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

If you only need to know one thing about associate editor Javy Gwaltney, it's that he is in possession of a strange head of hair. Expand that to two must-know items, and it's that he loves his Wolfenstein. He reviewed the sequel for us, and he was quite impressed with The New Colossus. Today, Leo Vader and I join Javy as he walks us through an optional mission and shows off a section of the game that we hadn't seen before.

Our mini tour of the game features a look at the game's U-boat hub (complete with a glimpse of some delicious hamburger pancakes), a Nazi-assassination mission set in the ruins of New York City, and a playthrough of the game's intro sequence.

Full disclosure: We did cut some of the intro out because A) it's pretty grim stuff and B) we didn't want to spoil too much. 

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 26, 2017)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 26, 2017)

We've got some great blogs this week that explore the horrors of dungeons, web games featuring Hitler, and a blog about what may be the best game of the year. Let's go!

Community Blogs For October 19 – October 25:

5 Addictive Online Web Games I don't have time to play web games like these, but if I did, I think I would start with MikComposer's list. While they don't sound like they'll overtake a triple-A title for me anytime soon, they do sound interesting. Secret Hitler sounds absolutely bonkers but totally intriguing.

The Story Behind Far Cry 5: How Ubisoft Is Building A Believable Cult

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The Story Behind Far Cry 5: How Ubisoft Is Building A Believable Cult

Some things seem so strange and inconceivable that we believe they could never happen to us. Bizarre news stories, fluke accidents, or extraordinary luck such as winning the lottery all seem unlikely to occur in our day-to-day lives. Far Cry 5 explores one of these unimaginable scenarios: What is it like to be wooed into a cult? What happens when that cult becomes formidably dangerous and powerful?

While most of us believe we could never fall victim to joining a cult, Ubisoft hopes to change that perspective by designing a nuanced religious sect that isn’t just believable, but also persuasive enough to help us understand how one could join willingly.

The newest Far Cry leaves behind the idyllic international locales of past entries and transports us to Montana. Players take control of a police deputy who holds an arrest warrant for cult leader Joseph Seed. This religious cult, known as Project at Eden's Gate, believes the end of days are upon us, and is armed to the teeth for the occasion. They’re prepared to do whatever it takes to not just save themselves, but also save as many “helpless souls” as possible.

Why Assassin's Creed Origins' Microtransactions Are Annoying But Unnecessary

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Why Assassin's Creed Origins' Microtransactions Are Annoying But Unnecessary

As microtransactions are appearing more frequently than ever, it should surprise no one that Ubisoft's latest release Assassin's Creed Origins has embraced the business model. They come in the form of Helix Credits, and although they've been a part of the series before, the variety of what you can purchase has increased quite a bit.

The game's real-money currency lets you buy just about everything in the game, but is it worthwhile? And is there in-game pressure to do so? Suriel Vasquez joins me to answer these questions and more.  

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Our Favorite Luncheon Kingdom Secret In Super Mario Odyssey

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Our Favorite Luncheon Kingdom Secret In Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is out tomorrow and it is full of secrets. One of our favorites can be accessed in the Luncheon Kingdom, a pink lava-filled world that requires Mario to turn into a fireball in order to explore it.

Fair warning here, this is a spoiler for Super Mario Odyssey. It's not a story spoiler, but it does show a secret that can be missed and some of the late-game content for Odyssey. If you want to see something cool, however, check out the video below!

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The Secret Music Of Metro Kingdom In Super Mario Odyssey

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The Secret Music Of Metro Kingdom In Super Mario Odyssey

Many of the secrets in Super Mario Odyssey reward Moons for their discovery, but there are a few secrets that are just there for Mario fans.

Metro Kingdom, the city world used to reveal the game, arguably has the most of this style of secret. In the video below, you can hear a handful of musical tracks hidden in the level that don't reward Moons, but are very cool to hear.

First up is a take on a classic Mario Kart theme, then you will hear a jazzy version of a familiar Mario theme, an alternate version of "Jump Up Superstar", and finally a big band version of more familiar Mario music.