Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage appears to have leaked

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage appears to have leaked

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla developer Ubisoft has issued multiple copyright claims to take down leaked footage of its next-generation game.

Thirty minutes of gameplay, reportedly from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend. Videos were quickly taken offline, but mirrors are still available. The footage, which is labeled “work in progress” begins with the main character, Eivor, riding a horse through a village, on a mission called “A Fury from the Sea.” This leads into a boat-based assault on “Burgh Castle” — showcasing both land and sea combat. The video ends with a brief look at the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla menus, particularly the skill tree and inventory slots.

Fortnite will host a discussion of race in America, broadcasting all day on July 4

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Fortnite will host a discussion of race in America, broadcasting all day on July 4

On Saturday, Epic Games will host a discussion about race in America inside the popular video game, Fortnite. In partnership with marketing firm Opus United, the event will be hosted by author and commentator Van Jones. Guests will include Jemele Hill, Elaine Welteroth, and Killer Mike. The event will be rebroadcast in-game for 24 hours throughout July 4.

According to a news release issued today, the event is titled We The People. It will feature “a series of conversations that advance the dialogue around race in America with prominent BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) voices in business, sports, media, music, and entertainment.” It will be available inside the Party Royale mode, which held a debut concert in May.

Evo Online canceled following accusations of sexual abuse against CEO

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Evo Online canceled following accusations of sexual abuse against CEO

The online version of the Evolution Championship Series (better known as Evo) was canceled Thursday following accusations of sexual abuse made against its organizer and CEO, Joey Cuellar. Evo said in a statement on Twitter that it has relieved Cuellar from his responsibilities and is working to completely separate him from the company.

“Over the past 24 hours, in response to serious allegations recently made public on Twitter, we have made the first in a series of important decisions regarding the future of our company,” the company said in the statement. “Progress doesn’t happen overnight, or without bravery of those who speak up against misconduct and injustice. We are saddened by these events, but we are listening and committed to making every change that will be necessary in making Evo a better model for the stronger, safer culture we all seek.”

Horizon Zero Dawn comes to PC on August 7, via both Steam and Epic Games Store

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Horizon Zero Dawn comes to PC on August 7, via both Steam and Epic Games Store

Guerrilla Games announced Friday that Horizon Zero Dawn will be available for the PC on Aug. 7. Titled Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, it will be available on both Valve’s Steam storefront and the Epic Games Store for $49.99.

Horizon launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in 2017, quickly racking up numerous nods as one of the best games of the year. Polygon included it in the top 10. It tells a unique post-apocalyptic story starring a young woman named Aloy, who must journey across a forbidding landscape and do battle with wild mechanical creatures. The game was a commercial success as well, a rare example of a successful new intellectual property created by a modern AAA development studio.

Diablo 3 season 21 starts July 3, adds new armor sets and cosmetics

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Diablo 3 season 21 starts July 3, adds new armor sets and cosmetics

On June 23, Blizzard launched the latest patch for Diablo 3, ahead of its new season. On July 3 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT, players can jump into season 21, called Trials of Tempests. This new season offers new armor sets for some classes, and a new elemental power bonus.

Here’s a quick look at all the new content in patch 2.6.9, and the upcoming Trials of Tempests season. For a complete list of patch notes, scroll down.

Ubisoft’s new battle royale game is for the looters, not the shooters

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Ubisoft’s new battle royale game is for the looters, not the shooters

On Thursday, Ubisoft Montreal revealed Hyper Scape, a new battle royale game set in a cyber future. The game’s heroes enter the future equivalent of the internet to battle it out for glory — basically, the Oasis from Ready Player One, if that helps you.

At a preview event on June 26, I played a few hours of Hyper Scape, and learned that this battle royale is more about looting than shooting.

Pokémon Go’s July Community Day will feature Gastly

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Pokémon Go’s July Community Day will feature Gastly

Pokémon Go’s July Community Day will focus on Gastly and take place on July 19 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in your local time.

Gastly won second place in a vote, losing out to Weedle, which had its Community Day in June. Gastly and its evolution previously had featured days before, though never a Community Day. Its Shiny form has already been released, but this is a good opportunity for players who missed out on previous events to nab one for their collections.

Bethesda teases Fallout adaptation for Amazon Prime

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Bethesda teases Fallout adaptation for Amazon Prime

The Fallout franchise started in 2008, spanning half a dozen games, and now it is heading to the small screen for an adaptation. Today, the official Fallout twitter account posted a teaser for the series.

There’s not a lot of content to dig in there, besides an old-school TV broadcast that advertises the involvement of Bethesda Game Studios and Kilter Films, a New York City-based film production company best known for titles like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, One Hour Photo, and Carol. Producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are currently attached to the project.

Warhammer 40,000 9th edition core rules are out now and free to download

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Warhammer 40,000 9th edition core rules are out now and free to download

The team at Games Workshop has given fans a little gift ahead of the holiday weekend. The new Warhammer 40,000 Core Rules were made available on Thursday, and are free to download. The 26-page document has everything you need to get started with the 9th edition of the science fiction setting’s tabletop ruleset.

The 9th edition comes just three years after the game’s 8th edition, which keeps pace with previous releases. This isn’t the first time that the company has published the core rules online, either. In fact, you can still download them for easy comparison.