Assassin's Creed Valhalla will have Viking rap battles

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla will have Viking rap battles

The Vikings had all kinds of cool cultural traditions, from democratic councils and formal duelling rites to one of the earliest known forms of what we'd now call the rap battle: Flyting. See, the Vikings had rhyming insult-fights attested to in both historical record, myth, and semi-historical records like the Icelandic Sagas. There are flytings between the gods Odin and Thor, for example, or between Loki and literally every other god because nobody really likes Loki very much. (If you're like me, you know this practice from the old english word flite via Beowulf.)

Total War: Warhammer 2 now has a dabbing goblin named Niblet

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Total War: Warhammer 2 now has a dabbing goblin named Niblet

Step aside, Henry Cavill, Warhammer 2's latest DLC has a real star now: Niblet. Niblet is a goblin. He is not a goblin leader, he's more like the hype-man, standard-bearer, and charioteer for notably fat goblin Grom the Paunch. He's beloved by all right-thinking fans of Warhammer Fantasy, so much so that an entire color of Games Workshop's miniatures paint line is named after him. (Niblet's great feat, for the record, was getting sat on by Grom the Paunch and surviving.) 

The biggest PC gaming stories this week

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The biggest PC gaming stories this week

The busy news season is just about upon us. There's no E3 this year, but that doesn't mean there are no announcements—the big publishers are hosting shows as usual, and we'll be covering each of them throughout June and July. It'll just be a bit more spread out than the typical one-week E3 extravaganza. 

Risk of Rain 2 is pushed back into August

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Risk of Rain 2 is pushed back into August

Risk of Rain 2, based on the development roadmap released in April 2019, was expected to go from Early Access to full release in the spring of this year. According to a quick Google search, spring 2020 is going to come to an end in just under a month—and today, developer Hopoo Games announced that the planned launch isn't going to happen on time.

Watch this World of Warcraft player one-shot a raid boss for 115 million damage using a genius exploit

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Watch this World of Warcraft player one-shot a raid boss for 115 million damage using a genius exploit

World of Warcraft raid bosses are challenging encounters that typically take a group of 10-plus players to take down—unless you're Rextroy. He's basically the One Punch Man of WoW, a theorycrafter and YouTuber with an eye towards pioneering elaborate and creative ways to down some of its toughest bosses. His latest punching bag, though, is remarkable: Rextroy one-shot Wrathion from World of Warcraft's latest and most challenging raid, Ny'alotha, for an absolutely mind-boggling 115 million damage.