Report: Possible Hostage Situation at Ubisoft Montreal

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Report: Possible Hostage Situation at Ubisoft Montreal

"Dozens" of people are currently being held hostage in Ubisoft's Montreal, Canada office, Canadian news organization Journal de Montreal reports (via The Post Millennial). This is a developing story. 

News of the situation began circulating first on Twitter, with a small group of bystanders sharing videos of Swat teams near the Ubisoft Montreal office. According to one eyewitness near the event, updating on Twitter, they saw people coming out of the office with their hands in the air as cops had guns pointed towards the building. All employees currently working in Ubisoft's Montreal office have reportedly been sent to the building's roof. 

Eric Pope, a senior community manager at Ubisoft Montreal, has shared footage from a local news broadcast of the unfolding situation.

Demon's Souls Launch Trailer Showcases Bosses, Environments, And More

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Demon's Souls Launch Trailer Showcases Bosses, Environments, And More

Bluepoint's PlayStation 5 exclusive Demon's Souls remake is available now, if you're lucky enough to have your hands on one of the next-gen consoles. If you haven't already, definitely go check out our review of the title right here. If you're looking for a taste of what's in store, look no further than a new launch trailer that showcases some of the signature moments, milestones, and bosses that players may remember. Be warned, all the cool stuff in this trailer absolutely counts as spoilers if you haven't been through the Demon's Souls journey before and want to experience things truly blind. Still here? Let's break it down!

First, we are treated to a sprawling look at the Nexus. As your hub in Demon's Souls, you'll spend time here between exploring deadly and dangerous worlds. It's your home and sanctuary, and you will interact with several important NPCs during your time here. Do be careful not to attack them by accident. Except for the Maiden in Black, who you can level up your abilities with after completing the first stage of the game — you can kill her as much as you like and she'll respawn.

Miles Morales Webs Up His Own Funko Pop Line

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Miles Morales Webs Up His Own Funko Pop Line

Many of you are working your way through Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales on your PlayStation 4 or newly purchased PlayStation 5. If you like what you play, or are just a huge fan of Miles Morales, you'll soon be able to add three new Funko Pop figures inspired by the game to your collection.

Unlike the figures that were created for Marvel's Spider-Man in 2018, you won't get figures of any villains or supporting characters. All three figures are of Miles in action. The first Pop is of what Insomniac calls Miles' "Iconic Suit," which is modeled after his traditional comic book garb. He's airborne and ready to clobber someone with a Venom Punch. Since he is highly posed, he needs to be positioned on a stand.

The second figure is exactly the same pose, but is mask free, just like Game Informer's recently released cover story.

I Cannot Finish Watch Dogs: Legion (Update)

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I Cannot Finish Watch Dogs: Legion (Update)

(Update 11/13/20): After spending more time with Watch Dogs: Legion following the release of patch TU2.10, my results with the game are still mixed. As we reported on Wednesday in our first update, after installing the latest patch, I was able to get through the "Justice4Claire" mission. Before the patch, a game-breaking bug was causing my game to crash every time I started the mission, keeping me from being able to progress through game's main campaign. Generally, the game continues to run better, too. I've noticed far less dips in Legion's framerate while playing the game and driving around its open world. 

That said, while playing last night, I once again encountered bad issues with the game crashing. On three separate occasions, trying to play the mission "London's Protectors," my game crashed almost immediately after entering the mission's play area. As far as I can tell, this issue was exclusively tied to this specific story mission; I was able to drive around the game's open world and complete side missions with no problems. This morning, however, I was finally able to get through "London's Protectors" without the game crashing. I was also able to get through the mission "DedSec Party" with no issue. 

Complete Nioh Collection Announced With Final Nioh 2 Details Revealed

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Complete Nioh Collection Announced With Final Nioh 2 Details Revealed

It's time to go slay some demons, Samurai (and ninjas), because the Nioh Collection has been announced to be coming soon to PS5 libraries. Next February, fans of the brutally beautiful franchise will be able to enjoy the world of Nioh on the latest generation of systems alongside a few new tweaks to make the experience even better. 

In a recent PlayStation Blog post, Tom Lee, Team Ninja's creative director, revealed that the conclusion of Nioh 2's story is dropping next month with the third and final DLC for the game. The First Samurai will be launching on December 17 and will tasks players to "take on some of the most challenging missions and formidable foes in the entire series, along with an added difficulty level that will give even the most seasoned veterans a run for their money. While you still have some time to prepare for this climactic expansion, I wanted to provide a bit of story context to give you a hint as to what awaits you in this next DLC installment."

The upcoming story will take players to the past as a Visitor once more to the place that their mother has talked about earlier in the game. Going back to a time of "the fabled youth that defeated an oni." The truth behind the very first Samurai will be revealed with a deeper look into Otakemaru's past. 

The Switch Has Topped U.S. Console Sales For Nearly Two Years

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The Switch Has Topped U.S. Console Sales For Nearly Two Years

With the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 duking it out, the Switch continues to chill on the sidelines racking up sales. Nintendo hasn’t had to worry much about next-gen because it turns out that for almost two years that Switch has been the best-selling console in the U.S.

According to The Verge, Nintendo announced the Switch has topped U.S. console sales for the last 23 months straight. This past October has been especially lucrative with 735,926 units of Switch and Switch Lites sold - the console’s best October performance ever. Overall Switch sales have hit 22.5 million in the U.S. and over 68 million globally. It has outsold every Nintendo home console except for the Wii, which sold over 101 million worldwide. 

That’s an impressive feat though not entirely surprising. The Switch has been a sales success since it launched in March of 2017. The console has spent most of 2020 flying off store shelves again thanks to the increased demand in gaming caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive popularity of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which launched on the brink of many U.S. lockdowns and provided the perfect escape from that reality, certainly helped too. 

This "Beaming" Sound Device Plays Music Right In Your Head, No Headphones Needed

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There is a new "sound beaming" device that allows users to listen to music without a single headphone in sight. While this may sound like the start of a sci-fi horror film about mind control (or a Doctor Who episode), the logistics of this creative device does sound intriguing. And a little mind-melty. 

The latest in futuristic audio technology comes by way of Noveto Systems, a company hailing from Israel. On Friday, the company is poised to debut its prototype to the world, a desktop device that is designed to "beam" sound directly from the device in question, directly into the ears of the listener. 

Called SoundBeamer 1.0, this device offers a 3D sound experience that fills the auditory senses wholly: front, sides, behind...you name it. According to the company, a major factor behind this device's creation is productivity and convenience, citing that office workers will be able to listen to their favorite music tracks, podcasts, and more without disturbing a single colleague around them. 

FIFA 21 Update Attempts To Limit Microtransactions And More

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FIFA 21 Update Attempts To Limit Microtransactions And More

FIFA 21's Title Update #5 brings gameplay tweaks and changes to both the Ultimate Team and Volta Modes. More important, however, is the implementation of FIFA Playtime, the latest addition to EA's Positive Play Project. FIFA Playtime is an in-game tool that allows parents and players to keep tabs on as well as limit their in-game purchases. As Eurogamer pointed out in an article it released earlier today, this is likely EA's response to a concerned playerbase that has been critical of Ultimate Team's rampant microtransactions for a long time. FIFA Playtime can be accessed from the main menu as well as Ultimate Team  and Volta. 

According to Eurogamer, the tool highlights how much FIFA points/currency a player has spent (as opposed to real-world money) and, with this information, players can impose their own limits on how many matches they can play, the amount of points they can buy, and the number of FUT Packs that can be opened during any given play session. The update looks to provide some peace of mind for players who throw a lot of money into FIFA microtransactions as well as parents that are worried about the effect this has on their impressionable children. EA has noted that this is merely the first step and that "there will always be more work to do." 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How To Get Thor's Hammer, Mjolnir, And Full Armor

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: How To Get Thor's Hammer, Mjolnir, And Full Armor

You can't play a Viking game and not think about Thor at least once, so why not nab his gear while you're at it? For those diving into Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, here is how you can get not only Thor's hammer, Mjolnir but also his armor too! 

It should be of no surprise that you can get Thor's Hammer in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla given the nature of this game's setting. For those that want to play the part of the Norse god, here's what you need to do in order to nab that precious hammer and gear. 

One important note: You can't actually get the Mjolnir until you finish the game due to where it is located. Thor's hammer is found in a very northern part of in-game's Norway, and that's an area that isn't unlocked until much, much later. Before you can get the hammer, you'll need all five pieces of Thor's armor first. If you don't have the armor, you'll still be able to see Mjolnir, but you won't be able to actually obtain it. Since that's what you're here for, here's how to get the armor first. 

Deathloop Release Date Set For May 2021

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Deathloop Release Date Set For May 2021

Arkane Studios published a tweet today that finally revealed the release date of their upcoming time-bending shooter, Deathloop. The game drops in May 2021. Anyone that anticipated Deathloop's original late-2020 launch was likely let down when Arkane Studios announced that the title would be delayed to 2021. And while the new launch date still seems far off, it's nice to have some confirmation on when it will be available. You can see the announcement tweet below. 

Set your watches, assassins. #DEATHLOOP launches on 5/21/2021--pre-order now, because you know what they say... victory loves preparation.https://t.co/ekEd6fxC4G pic.twitter.com/lOIZ34UpIV

Deathloop is perfect for players familiar with the popular Dishonored series. Based on the majority of trailers shown, the artwork and mechanics seem the same, but Arkane Lyon game director Binga Dakaba told us in an exclusive interview that "This project was really started on the premise of doing something different, to experiment with different concepts after eight years of doing Dishonored." In Deathloop, players must assassinate 8 targets within the span of day while avoiding death at the hands of another assassin as well as various grunts patrolling the far reaches of the gameworld. But there's an interesting twist: If the protagonist dies, the day starts over.