How To Survive In PlayStation 5's Returnal

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How To Survive In PlayStation 5's Returnal

Returnal’s cycles of life and death are challenging, punishing, and sometimes frustrating when you find a run ending due to forces seemingly outside of your control. Like many roguelikes, learning how to operate within the bounds of variance is your best ally. Want to get the edge on the alien lifeforms that dominate Atropos? We have some serious tips for you that should give you the edge when you’re going through Returnal. There’s a lot to take in but absolutely no story spoilers in these tips, though it’s inevitable that some gameplay mechanics and features will be discussed, so be aware of that before you dig in. Let’s go!

This Valheim Mod Adds Necromancy Into The Game

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This Valheim Mod Adds Necromancy Into The Game

Knowing necromancy means never having to say goodbye. Luckily, this Valheim mod adds exactly that. There's already one mod that adds Skyrim's magic into the world of Valheim, so adding necromancy just adds a little more flavor into the mix. 

So how does necromancy work in Valheim anyway? What this mod does is it adds that ability for players to summon up to eight skeletons to fight your battles alongside you. Players can summon them with the addition of a "convoking wand," with a small catch of sacrificing HP (give a little to get a little). Players can heal with this ability, sacrifice, and command each skeleton to do their bidding. They also teleport with you and will follow you, so it's really just a super morbid companion. Friends are fun! 

The above video showcases this mod in action, showing off how the summoning works and how effective the skeletons are. Cycle through them, heal them, tell them where to go - this addition is pretty easy to control, so you don't have to worry about a bunch of chaotic skeletons just wreaking havoc in the world of Valheim. 

Dragon Age 4: Who Is Sandal and Where The Heck Is He?!

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Dragon Age 4: Who Is Sandal and Where The Heck Is He?!

Sandal is an odd dwarf first introduced in Dragon Age: Origins. Under the care of Bodan, a fellow dwarf that found Sandal in the Deep Roads, this mysterious character has been at the center of intrigue since his introduction. He also foretold the events in Dragon Age Inquisition during side dialogue heard in Dragon Age II, a massive spoiler that no one recognized as such at the time. He was a huge part of the first two games, though he all but vanished when the third Thedas adventure arrived. In Inquisition's Trespasser DLC, he was conspicuously missing ever since his big foreshadowing in the previous game while he was living in Kirkwall. With all that being said, I have one big question for BioWare going into Dragon Age 4: Where the heck is Sandal?!

Sandal Feddic is easily one of the most mysterious figures you meet while saving the world. His involvement in the games is deceptively simplistic, hiding a deeper mystery that ties him to the Deep Roads, the Blight, and possibly even the ancient elven gods. Before we dive too deep into where in Thedas is Sandal Feddic, let's first give some more backstory on this character's impact on the BioWare franchise

There are spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and Inquisition within this article. Read with caution. 

Marvel Strike Force Director On Working With Marvel To Create An Original Character

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Marvel Strike Force Director On Working With Marvel To Create An Original Character

Earlier today, Marvel Strike Force developer Boundless Entertainment gave us a look at its first all-original character created in collaboration with Marvel. With Kestrel joining the Marvel Strike Force roster tomorrow, we sat down with creative director Jason Bender to talk about her backstory, her abilities, her design, and her place in the game.

To this point, Marvel Strike Force has focused solely on existing heroes and villains, delivering Avengers, X-Men, Symbiotes, and plenty more. However, following three successful years of the mobile title, Marvel came to Boundless Entertainment with the offer to collaborate on an all-original hero. "We knew that other games had introduced original characters, so we were always excited about the opportunity to do so," Bender says. "In fact, for Strike Force, we had the opportunity to create an original bad guy. What we decided to do was actually get Ultimus out of the archives and reinvigorate him as an existing character because when we went to create a new villain, everything that I drew out, Ultimus already did, so we used Ultimus. This time, I really wanted to lean into something really original and I didn't want to dig into the back catalog."

Everything You Need To Know About The Demon Slayer Video Game

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Everything You Need To Know About The Demon Slayer Video Game

Demon Slayer’s overwhelming popularity has skyrocketed it into the shonen big leagues where anime like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, and Naruto have dwelled for ages. Vivid art that employs traditional 2D as well as stunning 3D animations, sweeping/emotional battle themes, and tight story-pacing paired with an ensemble of diverse personalities (I mean, have you seen the character designs?!) sets Demon Slayer apart from its action-adventure contemporaries. Add in the unprecedented success of the Mugen Train movie, and you’ve got a true cultural phenomenon on your hands. But did you know that there’s a video game in the works too? 

Change How V's Apartment Looks With This Cyberpunk 2077 Mod

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Change How V's Apartment Looks With This Cyberpunk 2077 Mod

V's apartment is cool and all, but the lack of customization options in Cyberpunk 2077 is kind of a bummer. Luckily, there's a mod for that. Since the official game won't let you do it, you can now change how V's apartment looks with this Cyberpunk 2077 mod. Even bright bubble gum pink, if that's your fancy. 

The V apartment mod allows players to pick and choose different elements to customize in Cyberpunk 2077, including the brain dance machine, posters, a fluffy bean bag chair, and more. "Initially, the mod was conceived as modular to allow combine different colors and materials with different parts of the apartment individually, depends on your preferences," says modder Fuxsart. "But in the process of working on this, I had to admit that this is too difficult task for a tons of reasons and I would not be sure of a positive result in the end."

You can even see the mod in action with the below CyberMods Weekly video below: 

6 Things We Learned About Neo: The World Ends With You

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6 Things We Learned About Neo: The World Ends With You

Fans of The World Ends With You have waited 14 years for a sequel, and their patience will finally be rewarded this June with the launch of Neo: The World Ends With You. The game takes place three years after the events of the original cult classic and introduces a new protagonist in Rindo, a revamped Reapers' Game, and reimagines the original's 2D combat and exploration into a new 3D style. What hasn't changed is the series' stylish art direction and soundtrack, scored once again by composer Takeharu Ishimoto. 

We’ve been chomping at the bit to learn more about what Neo entails, so we sat down with the dev team at Square Enix to glean more info about the anticipated follow-up. Here’s 6 things we learned about Neo: The World Ends With You.

The biggest difference between the Reapers' Game in Neo compared to the original is that it's team-focused. Multiple squads will battle it out in order to climb the rankings and become the top team of the Reapers' Game. Meanwhile, the group that places last will be erased from existence.

This Halo 3 Mod Is Perfect For Call Of Duty Zombies Fans

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This Halo 3 Mod Is Perfect For Call Of Duty Zombies Fans

Call of Duty: Zombies is one of the most beloved game modes for the popular FPS series. With Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone bringing a ton of changes, and with Halo Infinite coming down the pipeline, I figured this particular modification would be perfect for fans of both franchises. After trying it out for myself, I can't recommend this Halo 3 mod enough because of how it draws inspiration from Call of Duty: Zombies. 

Simply called Halo 3: Zombie, modder CrispyMods had created yet another awesome modding experience for the Halo world. According to Crisp, "Halo 3: Zombies brings the classic zombie survival experience to Halo. Fight hard to survive round after round, with the flood growing stronger and more numerous as rounds progress. This mod features a points system, with guns and perks available to purchase. If you get lucky, a few special powerups might drop from zombie corpses too."

The mod includes waves of flood, and just like with Zombies, each round increases the difficulty, making the enemies stronger and harder to kill. Want to take this on with friends? That's cool too, this mod supports cooperative play, meaning you and three other pals can jump into the action. 

Mod Corner: Top Most Hilarious Fallout Mods

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Mod Corner: Top Most Hilarious Fallout Mods

Now that the news is official that Microsoft has acquired Bethesda, we figured this would be the perfect topic to discuss for our latest mods recommendation list! With our previous recommendation list talking about how to bring Dragon Age into Skyrim, we're now going to share some of our most hilarious picks for mods that make us chuckle in Fallout! 

I don't think that's an actual saying, but it's the perfect prelude to this mod that honestly does nothing important but I love it anyway. I'm not even a Taylor Swift fan, but the idea of roaming the Wastleland with a Barbie pink Pipboy with a giant Taylor Swift face on it just brings me an uncomfortable amount of joy. 

This mod is for Fallout 4 on PC. As far as I know, it's not available on console but I have played with it on PC and it is glorious. 

Ranking Mortal Kombat's On-Screen Adaptations [UPDATED]

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Ranking Mortal Kombat's On-Screen Adaptations [UPDATED]

Mortal Kombat's colorful fighters, deep (read: ridiculous) lore, and over-the-top violence lends itself to film and TV better than most game franchises. Who doesn't want to watch a demonic hell ninja rip the heart out of a shape-shifting wizard? That's money baby, and Hollywood clearly agrees. The beloved franchise has a long history of spilling blood outside of the confines of video games with varying degrees of success, from the '90s films, to an animated series, to a few live-action shows, to the 2021 reboot movie – and I've watched them all. 

Here's my personal ranking, from worst to best, of Mortal Kombat's on-screen adaptations. From the surprisingly awesome to the hilariously terrible, everything on this list is worth taking a even a peek at if you fancy yourself an MK enthusiast.