God of War Update Version 1.11 Patch Includes Aspect Ratio Fix

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God of War Update Version 1.11 Patch Includes Aspect Ratio Fix

It's not often that a game as big as God of War can release without issue. Though many players have been able to enjoy the game just fine as-is, others have been experiencing an issue where the game wouldn't properly display in full screen, with the image being flanked on all sides by black bars. Fortunately, the developers at Sony Santa Monica have seen fit to release a patch that fixes the God of War aspect ratio with the new update version 1.11.

God of War owners who have their PlayStation 4 systems set up for automatic updates should already have the patch downloaded and applied to their game. The given patch notes are pretty vague, but the update version 1.11 looks to have addressed the full screen problem for most players.

Those who haven't yet downloaded the patch may want to set some time aside, as it weighs in at 6.2GB total, not including the 1.2GB needed for the 1.10 patch. Again, it's not totally clear exactly which issues the latest patches address, but considering their file sizes, it's safe to say the team touched on several different aspects of the game.

God of War: The Journey - Behind the Lock

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God of War: The Journey - Behind the Lock

The eighth part of our God of War walkthrough concerns the questline titled Behind the Lock. Getting through the mission is a breeze, but players willing to explore a bit will spot a number of opportunities to collect treasure and close another of the game's Realm Tears.

Find the binding points on the door, then use the chisel to crack open the seal. Head through the door and out into the courtyard. There's a chest here that can be opened by having Atreus shoot down the bowl behind the climbable wall. There's also a sealed gate blocking access to a number of items; destroy the first seal behind and above the entrance to the courtyard, then climb the wall on the far side. From the new vantage point, look back down to spot the second seal sitting within an alcove in the ruins below. Finally, jump down to the holding cells on the lower ledge and turn 180 degrees to spot the third seal hiding in the ice across the gap. Jump down and head through the open gate to score a Glacial Catalyst and a chest containing Hacksilver.

PUBG Update To Get New Weapon & Attachment Changes, Level 3 Helmet Limited to Care Packages Only

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PUBG Update To Get New Weapon & Attachment Changes, Level 3 Helmet Limited to Care Packages Only

PUBG is about to introduce several new changes to both weapon balance and attachments in-game in the coming weeks, according to an update posted via Steam. PUBG Corp. has announced that it's looking to make it so that no one singular gun will "feel" as though it's better than the others available to you, based on the philosophy that you should simply choose a weapon based on how effective it is depending on the situation as well as personal preference. Thus, weapon balancing is in the cards, though there isn't a specific date as far as when you'll be able to expect these changes.

In addition, alterations are being made to weapon attachments, namely to add more for you to choose from. Similar to the ideology with the weapons being made more "equal," PUBG Corp. is aiming to help players choose attachments that feel right based on the situations rather than there being one that's "best."

Finally, the level three helmet is being changed up a bit as well. Normally it gives you an extra life of sorts, as it'll save you from a headshot you'd otherwise die from. It's being romved from loot spawn tables and sent only to care packages, so it'll be even harder to come across going forward.

Universal Pictures Taps Nina Bergman for New DOOM Movie

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Universal Pictures Taps Nina Bergman for New DOOM Movie

Still trying to wash the taste of 2005's disastrous DOOM movie out of your mouth? It looks like Universal Pictures is indeed working on bringing a new film adaptation of the franchise to light. While rumors had previously swirled around a few years ago regarding a potential new entry in the series, nothing had been confirmed, until now.

The news comes via actor and Letters from the Fire vocalist Nina Bergman, who tweeted that she had "just signed all the paperwork" as the film's scriptwriter. "I get to go back to Bulgaria again and work with some of my favorite people," the tweet read.

Previously, it had been rumored that Universal was scouting someone to act as a scriptwriter for what would eventually be a complete reboot of the franchise, but we haven't heard anything else about it since then.

The Cartridge Family 033 - Nintendo Labo, Yakuza 6, God of War, Battle Royale Fever

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The Cartridge Family 033 - Nintendo Labo, Yakuza 6, God of War, Battle Royale Fever

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It’s always nice to have guests here at the Cartridge House (yes, capital H). Today, Josh Hawkins of Greenlit Content decided to grace us with his God of War knowledge and so much more. Besides our favorite Nordic father-brother, the fam runs through the latest releases in gaming before discussing the rumors and news regarding the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops IVand Battlefield 5. We wrap up the show with another violent trip down memory lane. As always, thanks for listening!

Xbox Games with Gold's May Lineup Includes Metal Gear Solid 5, Vanquish

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Xbox Games with Gold's May Lineup Includes Metal Gear Solid 5, Vanquish

May's going to be a great month for Xbox Live Gold members, especially if you haven't played the final entry in the Metal Gear Solid saga. Microsoft looks to have put up its May 2018 Games with Gold announcement video a bit early, which means we now know which titles to look forward to that'll be free next month.

For May, Xbox One users can look forward to four free titles, with Xbox 360 players getting two to enjoy. This month's lineup is a doozy, with Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Super Mega Baseball 2 becoming available. Xbox 360 users will get Streets of Rage and Vanquish. These are all fantastic additions to your collection, but Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is a veritable masterpiece and it should already be on your shelf as we speak. Vanquish is nothing to sneeze at, either.

All Xbox 360 titles are backward compatible and can be utilized on Xbox One. We don't know exactly what day we can look forward to snagging these free games in May, but hopefully it'll land right around my birthday -- that's May 18, if anyone's keeping track, and I like free things for my birthday. 

All Jotnar Shrine Locations in God of War

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All Jotnar Shrine Locations in God of War

Scattered throughout the world of God of War are Jotnar shrines, monuments left behind by the Giants that tell of stories from their history. Finding all of the Jotnar shrines in God of War rewards you with lore, but also some experience to help increase the potency of Kratos and Atreus’ skills.

Jotnar shrines are pretty easy to spot in the environment, as they look like giant cupboards out in the middle of the wild. However, if you don’t follow a path all the way to the end, it’s certainly easy to miss them.

Jotnar Shrine 1

All Nornir Chest Locations in God of War

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All Nornir Chest Locations in God of War

Increasing Kratos’ power in God of War is absolutely essential if you want to take down some of the tougher bosses and challenging side quests, which is why it’s a good idea to track down the Nornir chests. Nornir chests are unlike any other chest in God of War, as they require you to crack a sort of riddle by finding and interacting with three runes in the environment. Each Nornir chest rewards a valuable item, so take the time to find them all.

Nornir chests can be found in just about every single region in God of War. Taking the time to find them, and figure out how to unlock them, is critical for Kratos’ journey. Nornir chests reward you with Idunn Apples, which increase your max health when you collect three, and Horns of Blood Mead, which increase the rage meter when you collect three.

As mentioned above, each Nornir chest must be unlocked by interacting with three runes in the environment. These will always be in the immediate area around the Nornir chest, so you won’t have to search far.

Don't Blink Treasure Map Location and Solution - God of War

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Don't Blink Treasure Map Location and Solution - God of War

God of War may be a game stuffed to the brim with various collectibles to track down, but many of the different items on offer are designed alongside the game's world, providing players with a good excuse to go out and explore. The game's many treasure maps are perfect evidence of this, presenting the chance for Kratos to score some decent loot just by puzzling out individual treasure stash locations. Here's the essential breakdown for the Don't Blind treasure map, which sends players out in search of a treasure watched over by stone eyes.

The Don't Blink treasure map in God of War can be found within Fafnir's Storeroom, toward the east side of the world map, in a gigantic circular room found by trekking through the Forgotten Caverns. The map will be sitting in the middle of a circular platform, just near the remains of a fallen soldier.

Having a look at the map will provide some insight as to where the treasure can be found: "My journey will be long and I can only carry the essentials. I leave my possessions under the watchful eyes of the face of stone until I return."

Netherlands Declares That Some Loot Boxes Are Gambling

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Netherlands Declares That Some Loot Boxes Are Gambling

Following the major fiasco that was last year's social outrage over the loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2, states here in the US and countries abroad have started taking action against such practices. The Netherlands is the latest country to take steps towards curtailing video games from including such features and is warning companies and developers to change or remove the loot boxes from their titles by the middle of June.

As first reported by Eurogamer, The Dutch Gaming Authority took a look at ten games that contained loot box features. Of those ten games, four of those titles were found to be in violation of the country's Betting and Gambling Act. Key aspects to each of those four game's loot box features were the contents were determined by chance and, most importantly, those items could be traded online, which means they now had market value. The Gaming Authority did not state precisely which four games they had found to violate the policy, but a Dutch news station did call out FIFA 18, Rocket League, DOTA 2, and PUBG.

According to The Dutch Gaming Authority: "Offering this type of game of chance to Dutch players without a license is prohibited."