Learn More About The Origins Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey In Did You Know Gaming's Latest Video

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Learn More About The Origins Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey In Did You Know Gaming's Latest Video

Assassin's Creed Odyssey further refines the formula set about by its predecessor, Origins, creating a larger, seafaring world and emphasizing dialogue trees and choice. Game Informer reviewer Joe Juba has taken the the game's improvements, and it seems players have too, as Odyssey has a set a sales record for the series. If you're one of those many buyers, you might be interested to learn more about it from Did You Know Gaming's latest video.

The video covers a number of facts about the game, including how the game was developed in tandem with Origins, how its dialogue system was inspired by Plato's original back-and-forth dialogues, how Ubisoft Quebec researched the locations in the game, and how the team had one of the voice actors develop the standard Greek accent they used across most characters in the game.

PS4 Players Are Allegedly Having Their Consoles Crashed By Malicious Messages

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PS4 Players Are Allegedly Having Their Consoles Crashed By Malicious Messages

PlayStation 4 players are seemingly having their consoles made useless by messages from malicious users while online, but there's a quick way to avoid the issue entirely.

The most popular thread on the PS4 Reddit contains a warning to users to set their messages to private after they received a message from someone they were playing Rainbow Six Siege with. "A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team," says Reddit user huntstark. "We all have had to factory reset. Only one of our guys wasn't affected and he has his messages private."

PS4 Players Are Allegedly Having Their Consoles Crashed By Malicious Messages

about X hours ago from
PS4 Players Are Allegedly Having Their Consoles Crashed By Malicious Messages

PlayStation 4 players are seemingly having their consoles made useless by messages from malicious users while online, but there's a quick way to avoid the issue entirely.

The most popular thread on the PS4 Reddit contains a warning to users to set their messages to private after they received a message from someone they were playing Rainbow Six Siege with. "A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team," says Reddit user huntstark. "We all have had to factory reset. Only one of our guys wasn't affected and he has his messages private."

Red Dead Redemption II Is A 90GB Download On Xbox One

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Red Dead Redemption II Is A 90GB Download On Xbox One

A few weeks ago we learned PS4 players would have to clear out 105GB of data on their hard drive to make way for Red Dead Redemption II. Now Xbox One players have an idea of how much space to accommodate on their console of choice.

The Microsoft Store page currently lists the game's "Approximate Size" as being 88.57GB. While that may be smaller than PS4's listed size, there could be a reasons for this. For one, it's not clear if "Approximate Size" is listing the download size (the size of all the files users download from the servers, which are often compressed) or the install size (the files as they actually are, after the installer has uncompressed them). A size difference of about 16GB would be in line with the average difference between download and install sizes.

If the listed size is the install size, it could be that the promised month-long exclusive content on PS4 could make up the difference, though that seems unlikely. Either way, players looking to hop back into Rockstar's second take on the Western should start budgeting their streaming and data caps now before the end of the month.

Red Dead Redemption II Is A 90GB Download On Xbox One

about X hours ago from
Red Dead Redemption II Is A 90GB Download On Xbox One

A few weeks ago we learned PS4 players would have to clear out 105GB of data on their hard drive to make way for Red Dead Redemption II. Now Xbox One players have an idea of how much space to accommodate on their console of choice.

The Microsoft Store page currently lists the game's "Approximate Size" as being 88.57GB. While that may be smaller than PS4's listed size, there could be a reasons for this. For one, it's not clear if "Approximate Size" is listing the download size (the size of all the files users download from the servers, which are often compressed) or the install size (the files as they actually are, after the installer has uncompressed them). A size difference of about 16GB would be in line with the average difference between download and install sizes.

If the listed size is the install size, it could be that the promised month-long exclusive content on PS4 could make up the difference, though that seems unlikely. Either way, players looking to hop back into Rockstar's second take on the Western should start budgeting their streaming and data caps now before the end of the month.

Classic RPG Designer Greg Stafford Passes Away At Age 70

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Classic RPG Designer Greg Stafford Passes Away At Age 70

Greg Stafford, designer of classic role-playing games like Pendragon and RuneQuest, has passed away at age 70.

In the early '70s, Stafford created the world of Glorantha, in which many of his works would be set. Over the years, he created many roleplaying and board games set in Glorantha, including White Bear and Red Moon, Nomad Gods, RuneQuest, and HeroQuest, as well as a few fantasy novels. To publish his own work, Stafford created the company Chaosium in 1975, and would later go on to found Issaries, Inc after leaving the Chaosium, then returned to the latter in 2015 as a chair of the board. Stafford also helped publish The King of Dragon Pass, a classic role-playing video game also set in Glorantha, developed and published by A Sharp and first released on PC and Mac in 1999 re-released in 2012 and later ported to iOS and Android to acclaim.

A practicing Shaman, Stafford passed away Thursday at his home in Arcata, California. Our condolences go out to Stafford's family and friends.

Classic RPG Designer Greg Stafford Passes Away At Age 70

about X hours ago from
Classic RPG Designer Greg Stafford Passes Away At Age 70

Greg Stafford, designer of classic role-playing games like Pendragon and RuneQuest, has passed away at age 70.

In the early '70s, Stafford created the world of Glorantha, in which many of his works would be set. Over the years, he created many roleplaying and board games set in Glorantha, including White Bear and Red Moon, Nomad Gods, RuneQuest, and HeroQuest, as well as a few fantasy novels. To publish his own work, Stafford created the company Chaosium in 1975, and would later go on to found Issaries, Inc after leaving the Chaosium, then returned to the latter in 2015 as a chair of the board. Stafford also helped publish The King of Dragon Pass, a classic role-playing video game also set in Glorantha, developed and published by A Sharp and first released on PC and Mac in 1999 re-released in 2012 and later ported to iOS and Android to acclaim.

A practicing Shaman, Stafford passed away Thursday at his home in Arcata, California. Our condolences go out to Stafford's family and friends.

Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

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Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

Limited edition shoes are absurdly popular, and gaming has had its brushes with the trend. Early this year saw the release of the PlayStation-themed sneakers, which proved to be a hot commodity. Now a Nintendo-themed competitor is sure to be much more sought after but way, way less available.

Custom sneaker shop Freaker Sneaks has unleashed its Game Boy-themed Air Jordans, a follow-up to last year's NES themed shoes. The Game Boy edition features different designs for each shoe: The right shoe features the box art for Super Mario Land on the front, and the B and A buttons on the back, while the left shoe features a screenshot from Super Mario Land on the front and the d-pad on the back. Both share a similar color scheme, however, it looks incredibly good.

Unfortunately, Freaker Sneaks is only making 10 pairs, and each of them costs $1,350, making their release performance art as much as it is commercial strategy. Still, they're nice to look at. You can find out more about them (but probably not buy them) over at Freaker Sneaks' official website.

Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

about X hours ago from
Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

Limited edition shoes are absurdly popular, and gaming has had its brushes with the trend. Early this year saw the release of the PlayStation-themed sneakers, which proved to be a hot commodity. Now a Nintendo-themed competitor is sure to be much more sought after but way, way less available.

Custom sneaker shop Freaker Sneaks has unleashed its Game Boy-themed Air Jordans, a follow-up to last year's NES themed shoes. The Game Boy edition features different designs for each shoe: The right shoe features the box art for Super Mario Land on the front, and the B and A buttons on the back, while the left shoe features a screenshot from Super Mario Land on the front and the d-pad on the back. Both share a similar color scheme, however, it looks incredibly good.

Unfortunately, Freaker Sneaks is only making 10 pairs, and each of them costs $1,350, making their release performance art as much as it is commercial strategy. Still, they're nice to look at. You can find out more about them (but probably not buy them) over at Freaker Sneaks' official website.

XSEED Removing Intimacy Mode From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

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XSEED Removing Intimacy Mode From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

When it launches sometime this fall, the PS4 and PC versions of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, a remake of the original Senran Kagura game, will have at least one major difference, as the PS4 version will lack the series' "Intimacy Mode."

The mode, which has players dressing characters up in various outfits (including bathing suits and other intimate attire) and using their hands and other objects to massage or caress different the game's young (and frequently underage) characters, seems to have crossed a line for Sony. Publisher XSEED games announced the removal of the mode from the PS4 version with the following statement:

In a follow-up tweet, the company quickly alluded to this being Sony's decision. "We respect the wishes of the platform holder," it tweeted.