YouTuber Creates Replicas Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey Weapons

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YouTuber Creates Replicas Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey Weapons

Assassin's Creed Odyssey gives you a ton of weapons at your disposal, but one of its more iconic weapons, which ties into the story and real-life history, is the spear of Leonidas. This weapon was once wielded by the king of Sparta during the battle of Thermopylae. 

YouTube series Man at Arms: Reforged tasks its blacksmiths with creating real-life replicas from pop culture and video games. In this particular episode, they create the historic spear of Leonidas and single-edged curved sword Kopis.

The team takes into consideration how these items would have been built in actual Ancient Greece, including the materials that would have been used. It's a neat video, and you can watch it above.

YouTuber Creates Replicas Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey Weapons

about X hours ago from
YouTuber Creates Replicas Of Assassin's Creed Odyssey Weapons

Assassin's Creed Odyssey gives you a ton of weapons at your disposal, but one of its more iconic weapons, which ties into the story and real-life history, is the spear of Leonidas. This weapon was once wielded by the king of Sparta during the battle of Thermopylae. 

YouTube series Man at Arms: Reforged tasks its blacksmiths with creating real-life replicas from pop culture and video games. In this particular episode, they create the historic spear of Leonidas and single-edged curved sword Kopis.

The team takes into consideration how these items would have been built in actual Ancient Greece, including the materials that would have been used. It's a neat video, and you can watch it above.

Skybound Games Finishing Telltale's The Walking Dead

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Skybound Games Finishing Telltale's The Walking Dead

The ongoing saga of Telltale's closure and what will become of its various projects continues to take twists and turns. Today, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman announced at a New York Comic-Con panel that Skybound Games would be finishing the series which was only a few episodes away from finishing up.

Skybound Games is the gaming division of Skybound Entertainment, the publisher behind The Walking Dead comic, making them a logical fit for the game series. While the press release says that Skybound will be working "with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve," there were no details of exactly what that means. It's not clear if that means the entire The Walking Dead: The Final Season team, everyone who wants to come back, or merely select members based on Skybound's needs and desires. 

Robert Kirkman said after the announcement that it was imperative to save the game, because "we can't lose Rick and Clem in the same year."

Skybound Games Finishing Telltale's The Walking Dead

about X hours ago from
Skybound Games Finishing Telltale's The Walking Dead

The ongoing saga of Telltale's closure and what will become of its various projects continues to take twists and turns. Today, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman announced that Skybound Games would be finishing the series which was only a few episodes away from finishing up.

Skybound Games is the gaming division of Skybound Entertainment, the publisher behind The Walking Dead comic, making them a logical fit for the game series. While the press release says that Skybound will be working "with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve," there were no details of exactly what that means. It's not clear if that means the entire The Walking Dead: The Final Season team, everyone who wants to come back, or merely select members based on Skybound's needs and desires. 

Robert Kirkman said after the announcement that it was imperative to save the game, because "we can't lose Rick and Clem in the same year."

Reader Discussion - When And If Sony Lets You, Do You Plan To Change Your PSN Username?

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Reader Discussion - When And If Sony Lets You, Do You Plan To Change Your PSN Username?

Earlier this week, Kotaku reported that the ability for PSN users to change their username might finally be on the way. Implementing this feature is apparently no small task for the company, as it's taken a long time of players and developers asking for the change to come to bear. But now that the time might finally be upon us, we want to know: Will you actually use it?

I plan to. Currently, my PSN is over ten years old, and while it's nothing terribly offensive or embarrassing, the tag I use on the service has long since passed its expiration date, and I've moved on to using other tags. I'm not entirely sure what I'll change it to: Will I use it to unify my name across gaming platforms? Do I use an entirely new one? I'm still mulling what I'll change it to, but I have little doubt that I'll change my username.

What about you? Are you okay with your current PSN username? Do you plan to change it? How many Xs or numbers are in it? Let us know in the comments.

Reader Discussion - When And If Sony Lets You, Do You Plan To Change Your PSN Username?

about X hours ago from
Reader Discussion - When And If Sony Lets You, Do You Plan To Change Your PSN Username?

Earlier this week, Kotaku reported that the ability for PSN users to change their username might finally be on the way. Implementing this feature is apparently no small task for the company, as it's taken a long time of players and developers asking for the change to come to bear. But now that the time might finally be upon us, we want to know: Will you actually use it?

I plan to. Currently, my PSN is over ten years old, and while it's nothing terribly offensive or embarrassing, the tag I use on the service has long since passed its expiration date, and I've moved on to using other tags. I'm not entirely sure what I'll change it to: Will I use it to unify my name across gaming platforms? Do I use an entirely new one? I'm still mulling what I'll change it to, but I have little doubt that I'll change my username.

What about you? Are you okay with your current PSN username? Do you plan to change it? How many Xs or numbers are in it? Let us know in the comments.

Spider-Man Has One Of The Highest Platinum Trophy Completion Rates For A Major PS4 Game

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Spider-Man Has One Of The Highest Platinum Trophy Completion Rates For A Major PS4 Game

Spider-Man is one of the year's most popular games, having sold faster than anyone Sony title to date. A game this wide-reaching usually has tons of players who pick the game up casually, then put it down after completing the main story, if they get that far. But as it turns out, the game seems to have its hooks (or web, or whatever) into players pretty thoroughly.

User Certinfry on message board Restera has pointed that Spider-Man is currently sitting at a 10 percent platinum trophy rate, which means that one out of ten players has gotten every trophy in the game. That might sound low, but digging through my personal trophy history and looking for similar completion rates for PlayStation 4 exclusives, it's in the lead by a long shot. Here are the platinum trophy rates for some other recent and not-so-recent major PS4 games.

Of course, there are games with much more common platinum rates. Undertale, for example, sits at 21.4 percent. And there more  But for games of the size and scope of a game like Spider-Man, 10 percent is fairly impressive.

Spider-Man Has One Of The Highest Platinum Trophy Completion Rates For A Major PS4 Game

about X hours ago from
Spider-Man Has One Of The Highest Platinum Trophy Completion Rates For A Major PS4 Game

Spider-Man is one of the year's most popular games, having sold faster than any one Sony title to date. A game this wide-reaching usually has tons of players who pick the game up casually, then put it down after completing the main story, if they get that far. But as it turns out, the game seems to have its hooks (or web, or whatever) into players pretty thoroughly.

User Certinfry on message board Restera has pointed that Spider-Man is currently sitting at a 10 percent platinum trophy rate, which means that one out of ten players has gotten every trophy in the game. That might sound low, but digging through my personal trophy history and looking for similar completion rates for PlayStation 4 exclusives, it's in the lead by a long shot. Here are the platinum trophy rates for some other recent and not-so-recent major PS4 games.

Of course, there are games with much more common platinum rates. Undertale, for example, sits at 21.4 percent. But for games of the size and scope of a game like Spider-Man, 10 percent is fairly impressive.

Hollow Knight, Hitman Headline November's Humble Monthly Bundle

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Hollow Knight, Hitman Headline November's Humble Monthly Bundle

Want to check out one an indie darling that's broken big again on Switch on its original platform? Want to load up your future purchase of Hitman 2 with maps from the previous game? Humble's monthly bundle's got you.

This month's Humble Monthly bungle (which is a PlayStation Plus-style subscription service that offers free games) has three fairly large headliners this month: Hollow Knight, the Switch version of which got a rave review from Game Informer's own Imran Khan, and Hitman, which didn't get as rave a review from Game Informer's own Jeff Marchiafava but has the honor of being Game Informer's own Leo Vader's favorite game everThere's also 7 Days 2 Die, a zombie survival game.

You can head over to subscribe if that trio sounds up your alley.

Hollow Knight, Hitman Headline November's Humble Monthly Bundle

about X hours ago from
Hollow Knight, Hitman Headline November's Humble Monthly Bundle

Want to check out one an indie darling that's broken big again on Switch on its original platform? Want to load up your future purchase of Hitman 2 with maps from the previous game? Humble's monthly bundle's got you.

This month's Humble Monthly bungle (which is a PlayStation Plus-style subscription service that offers free games) has three fairly large headliners this month: Hollow Knight, the Switch version of which got a rave review from Game Informer's own Imran Khan, and Hitman, which didn't get as rave a review from Game Informer's own Jeff Marchiafava but has the honor of being Game Informer's own Leo Vader's favorite game everThere's also 7 Days 2 Die, a zombie survival game.

You can head over to subscribe if that trio sounds up your alley.