Okay, Now You Should Buy The Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC

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Okay, Now You Should Buy The Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC

When the first episode of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s DLC launched back in December, I advised fans to wait on buying it. After all, the season pass is expensive (with a base price of $40), and that initial offering did not provide much you couldn’t experience in the base game. Now, after last week’s release of the sixth and final episode, we finally have a complete picture of what the expanded content provides – and it is definitely worth the time for any fan of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

In case you haven’t been following along, the DLC has an unconventional structure. It is split into two distinct arcs, each one with three episodes. The first arc is focused on a man named Darius (the first person to wield a hidden blade) and his family. My thoughts on that tale haven’t changed; it provides more of the same stuff you like about the base game, but generally feels unessential.

The second arc, however, is just fantastic. It’s called The Fate of Atlantis, and as a longtime fan of the series and someone who has been playing Odyssey regularly since launch, it is exactly what I want from downloadable content. I’ve already gone into specifics on the first and second installments of it, but the final chapter does a great job tying everything together and creating a cohesive whole.

Which House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Right For You?

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Which House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Right For You?

Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches next week, and right off the bat, you’re faced with a big decision: Which of the three houses will you choose? Much like Harry Potter’s house system, these schools are home to students of different backgrounds, motivations, and weapon preferences. Choosing a single house is a massive commitment, so we’re showing you everything we know about each house to help you make an informed decision.

If some aspects of another house catch your eye, don’t worry; there’s most likely a way to incorporate a few of them into your chosen house. If, for instance, there’s one or two characters from a different house you want on your team, you’ll be able to convert some characters to your side with some perseverance. Likewise, no house is entirely one-note: The Blue Lions will still have mages and archers, just as the Red Eagles and Golden Deer will have lance-users. No one side is entirely good or evil (or neutral), either. Everyone has their motivations, virtues, and flaws.

Suited for: Magic users, those who challenge the status quo

Which House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Right For You?

about X hours ago from
Which House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Right For You?

Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches next week, and right off the bat, you’re faced with a big decision: Which of the three houses will you choose? Much like Harry Potter’s house system, these schools are home to students of different backgrounds, motivations, and weapon preferences. Choosing a single house is a massive commitment, so we’re showing you everything we know about each house to help you make an informed decision.

If some aspects of another house catch your eye, don’t worry; there’s most likely a way to incorporate a few of them into your chosen house. If, for instance, there’s one or two characters from a different house you want on your team, you’ll be able to convert some characters to your side with some perseverance. Likewise, no house is entirely one-note: The Blue Lions will still have mages and archers, just as the Red Eagles and Golden Deer will have lance-users. No one side is entirely good or evil (or neutral), either. Everyone has their motivations, virtues, and flaws.

Suited for: Magic users, those who challenge the status quo

10 Unsolved Mysteries In Red Dead Redemption 2

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10 Unsolved Mysteries In Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is undeniably huge. A map the scale of Red Dead 2’s must hold some secrets, but a lot of people play this game, so surely they can’t stay secret for long, right? Well, turns out they can. After almost a year and two subreddits dedicated to turning over every stone, there are still some mysteries the community can’t solve. Here are 10 of the more popular ones, so you can go out and try to solve them yourself. Happy hunting! 

Spoilers for Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead. 

10 Unsolved Mysteries In Red Dead Redemption 2

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10 Unsolved Mysteries In Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is undeniably huge. A map the scale of Red Dead 2’s must hold some secrets, but a lot of people play this game, so surely they can’t stay secret for long, right? Well, turns out they can. After almost a year and two subreddits dedicated to turning over every stone, there are still some mysteries the community can’t solve. Here are 10 of the more popular ones, so you can go out and try to solve them yourself. Happy hunting! 

Spoilers for Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead. 

Making Player Ratings Irrelevant

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Making Player Ratings Irrelevant

Recently the player ratings for both Madden NFL 20 and NBA 2K20 were revealed, and with them came plenty of consternation and criticism about what players and teams were or weren't rated correctly. Part of this frenzy is fans being fans, and another part is that the reveals and stoking of the conversation are part of games' PR campaigns these days.

Whether the numbers are high or low, I don't really care. Ratings matter, they just don't matter to me.

Ratings are important. They encapsulate and manifest players' skills in the game, and fans pay attention to them because they want to know who's viable to use on their team. Look no further than this year's Madden, where ratings minimums are needed for Superstar abilities in Ultimate Team mode.

Making Player Ratings Irrelevant

about X hours ago from
Making Player Ratings Irrelevant

Recently the player ratings for both Madden NFL 20 and NBA 2K20 were revealed, and with them came plenty of consternation and criticism about what players and teams were or weren't rated correctly. Part of this frenzy is fans being fans, and another part is that the reveals and stoking of the conversation are part of games' PR campaigns these days.

Whether the numbers are high or low, I don't really care. Ratings matter, they just don't matter to me.

Ratings are important. They encapsulate and manifest players' skills in the game, and fans pay attention to them because they want to know who's viable to use on their team. Look no further than this year's Madden, where ratings minimums are needed for Superstar abilities in Ultimate Team mode.

Pokémon Goes Hollywood

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Pokémon Goes Hollywood

When Pokémon originally debuted in the United States, it was a massive hit. The best-selling games, popular anime series, and merchandise based on the original 151 Pokémon were everywhere. In 1998, an animated film based on the impossible-to-avoid franchise came to theaters with Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back. The movie was critically panned, but it was a commercial hit, taking in an estimated $85 million in the United States alone. Since then, the Pokémon brand has only grown with myriad animated film follow-ups, video game sequels, and the anime that’s still going strong today. People eat, sleep, and breathe Pokémon, which makes the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie both an obvious foregone conclusion, and a strangely overdue adaptation.

Pokémon Goes Hollywood

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Goes Hollywood

When Pokémon originally debuted in the United States, it was a massive hit. The best-selling games, popular anime series, and merchandise based on the original 151 Pokémon were everywhere. In 1998, an animated film based on the impossible-to-avoid franchise came to theaters with Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back. The movie was critically panned, but it was a commercial hit, taking in an estimated $85 million in the United States alone. Since then, the Pokémon brand has only grown with myriad animated film follow-ups, video game sequels, and the anime that’s still going strong today. People eat, sleep, and breathe Pokémon, which makes the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie both an obvious foregone conclusion, and a strangely overdue adaptation.

Thatgamecompany’s Sky On iOS Reminds Me Of Community's Sixth Season

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Thatgamecompany’s Sky On iOS Reminds Me Of Community's Sixth Season

I am a longtime fan of the television show Community. I watched the pilot when it premiered because I was a fan of Donald Glover’s Derrick Comedy work, and at the time I had never seen someone I liked from YouTube make the transition into television comedy. That’s right – I liked Community and Donald Glover before it was cool. Feel free to leave your comments about how impressed you are with me below.

I was a dedicated viewer after that, and I did my best to convince others to watch when it was clear the show wasn’t getting the eyeballs it needed. I witnessed it get canceled and uncanceled and was surprised, but happy when the search engine website Yahoo announced it was going to pick up the sixth season. I even took this dumb picture at the San Diego Comic Con where Yahoo spent a whole lot of money on advertising around the area and show floor to remind everyone it was the show’s savior. Airing the next season of the show on Yahoo was weird, but I was eager to watch it on a new platform.