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Borderlands 3 Review

Loot, shoot, repeat. The tried and tested formula of Borderlands returns alongside the wacky comedy, larger-than-life characters, and iconic cel-shaded graphics. Borderlands 3 looks to build on the successful formula of its predecessors but times have changed. Does it stack up to the more modern take on the looter shooter genre? Let’s find out.

Borderlands 3 Review

In Borderlands 3, players take on the role of Sirens, expert treasure hunters of a futuristic era with some magical powers to boot. Traveling from planet to planet, you’re tasked with foiling a galactic plot to destroy the universe. Sounds simple enough. On the way you’re introduced to a cast of colorful characters and antagonists, each of which seems to be even more annoying than the last. While Borderlands 3 does have an intriguing story, it’s difficult to invest in world where even destruction on a galactic scale is mocked, a mere joke.

Borderlands 3 Review

Unfortunately, that’s about as deep as the plot goes. While I’m sure many fans would disagree, I’ve never been a fan of Borderlands’ comedic approach to delivering the narrative. Poor one-liners, unnecessarily long dialogue for a crappy punchline, references to memes of yesteryear, it just felt required. It’s expected for the characters to not take anything seriously, for everything to be a bit of fun and a laugh but in terms of the latter, I failed to even snigger throughout the game.

Borderlands 3 does attempt to raise the stakes here and there, and the maniacal Calypso Twins make the odd appearance to conjure some level of emotional investment, but it’s difficult to care when you’re sidelined the entire time and everyone’s tossing around jokes. At the points you could argue as serious, my character simply disappeared. Following a tense boss battle the infamous twins appear to kill, capture, or otherwise maim an ally and where’s the protagonist? No idea, no explanation, you’re just not there.

Borderlands 3 Review

Distinguishing itself from the competition, Borderlands 3 still dominates the genre with its weapon variety and innovative mechanics, although unfortunately I am unable to verify the games claim to having over a billion guns. As with previous games in the series, Borderlands 3 uses a random generator algorithm to create guns and equipment on the fly. Some of these changes can be subtle, influencing things such as weapon accuracy or clip size, but others elements of RNG goodness can be much more substantial.

This random mixture of weapons can be fantastic, truly rewarding and exciting when you discover a devastating new weapon with a bundle of powerful perks but, it can also become quite frustrating in places. Throughout my entire time in Borderlands 3 I was searching for something simple, almost elegant in its simplicity compared to the arsenal of weapons at my disposal, an Assault Rifle. I wouldn’t consider that request unworldly, it’s a staple in the shooting genre, but could I find what I needed?

Borderlands 3 Review

In a word, no. Not for a long time. Sure, the game was awash with Assault Rifle after Assault Rifle, but one would suffer with a magazine capacity of 12, another would fire single bullets that stick to targets and explode in a semi-auto fashion, while another would be a great Assault Rifle with an insanely ridiculous …

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Divinity Original Sin II, the cross-save between PC and Switch is available

Released in 2017 on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, Divinity Original Sin II was eagerly awaited by the players. Faced with the success of the first game, Larian Studios managed the feat of raising $ 500,000 from Kickstater in just twelve hours to fund a sequel. And the studio has not disappointed the players because Divinity Original Sin II has been extremely well received by critics, so much so that it was voted the best game of the year 2017, and the RPG in isometric view is currently considered as one of the best RPGs.

While Divinity Original Sin II – Definitive Edition was released on Nintendo Switch on September 4th, the Belgian studio has just completed a unique feat of its kind. Announced on the occasion of the release of the game on Switch, the cross-save between Switch and Steam is now available. It simply means that if you own the game on both Nintendo Switch and Steam, you can sync your backups and play the same game on both platforms. Larian has explained how to proceed, and it’s quite simple. Once you have downloaded the game to your console, you will be asked if you want to link your Steam account. The cross-save system uses the cloud, the process works both ways, and you will not have to do anything else. So you can play on PC and resume playing where you left it on Switch, and vice versa. To enjoy the crosssave, however, it will be necessary to have a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, which is anyway necessary to play online coop.

This is certainly a first, and it’s quite understandable because it should not have been a trivial matter for the studio that had to convince both Valve and Nintendo. We take our hat off. Larian has also published a video to announce the news, which illustrates with humor the fighting of the studio to accomplish this project. We see its founder Swen Vincke embarking on a quest to raid Valve and recover the backup files of Divinity Original Sin II.

Larian Studios may have opened the door to other studios to develop cross-save systems like this one. In any case, it is a good omen to see what they are capable of, knowing that they are developing Baldur’s Gate III.

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The launch trailer of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is out

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the JPRG developed by Level-5 in conjunction with Studio Ghibli and longterm Hayao Miyazaki collaborator, Joe Hisaishi, is a beautiful game that has gathered many fans since it originally launched as an exclusive title for PlayStation 3 back in 2013. Those fans have had the opportunity of playing its sequel, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom on PlayStation 4 but the announcement during the last E3 that the first title was getting a remastered version was received with a great expectation.

Players will be able to relive their adventures in Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch from this Friday, when the new remastered version is going to be released for on PC and PlayStation 4. Even though this new version will feature enhanced graphics, it doesn’t add any kind of new content to the original game, but if you get it you will be able to enjoy all the DLC released for PlayStation 3, which are included too.

If you want to play Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on PC, your machine will have to match the following requirements:

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD FX-4100
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon HD 5750
  • DirectX: 11
  • Storage: 45 GB
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD FX-4100
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon HD 5750
  • DirectX: 11
  • Storage: 45 GB

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Oliver and friends

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is also going to be released on Nintendo Switch, but you have to keep in mind that in this case what you are getting is a direct port from the original version in PlayStation 3 and not the remastered version of the game.

If you are a JRPG fan Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is definitely a title that you must have in your library whether you played Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom or not.

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Borderlands 3 The Pyre Of The Stars Crew Challenges Guide

Borderlands 3 The Pyre Of The Stars Crew Challenges Guide
The end is nigh as we explore The Pyre of the Stars in BL3. This Borderlands 3 The Pyre Of The Stars Crew Challenges Guide is a quick rundown of the crew challenges hidden at this location, with very few challenges available compared to many previous areas.

Borderlands 3 has varied regions. Some are huge with many challenges, others are small, more restrictive on exploration. The Pyre of the Stars is the latter of the two, a smaller area with just two single challenges to complete.

Borderlands 3 The Pyre Of The Stars Crew Challenges Guide

That’s it for The Pyre of the Stars, nice and quick this time round.

Borderlands 3 The Pyre Of The Stars Crew Challenges Guide

The end is nigh as we explore The Pyre of the Stars in BL3. This Borderlands 3 The Pyre Of The Stars Crew Challenges Guide is a quick rundown of the crew challenges hidden at this location, with very

Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide

The next Challenge region in BL3 is Tazendeer Ruins. This Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide is a walkthrough for each of the different crew challenges filling the area including

Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide

The first zone on Nekrotafeya is Desolation’s Edge. This Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide is a walk through for the different Crew Challenges in this new region on your discovery

Borderlands 3 Devil’s Razor Side Quest Guide

The Devil’s Razor is another area in Borderlands 3 that has side quests for you to complete. Some of these are easy to find, others are hidden on the map. Check out this Borderland’s 3 Devil’s Razor

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Gears 5 breaks records the weekend after its launch

It’s true that the Gears of Wars series has a lot of fans, but it’s also true that nobody was expecting that Gears 5 was going to have such good numbers so early after its release, especially if you consider that the market is packed with good first-person shooters. As surprising as it may be, Gears 5 has managed to achieve the “biggest launch of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation” boasting really good numbers for a title that is exclusive of Microsoft’s platforms and establishing a new record for Xbox Game Pass.

During the weekend, over three million players have enjoyed Gears 5 gameplay. That, according to Microsoft, has allowed the game to become the most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since Halo 4, and doubling the numbers of its predecessor Gears of War 4. On PC the numbers are not small either, and Gears 5 has become the biggest-ever launch for Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Game Studios’ best-ever debut on Steam.

It’s worthy of mention that the final push to those numbers comes from the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, which lets you just download the game and play it as much as you want just for the monthly fee of the service instead of having to pay the full amount for the ownership of the title. In a time when we are about to see the launch of Stadia, one can’t stop wondering if subscription services are going to be the main trend for video games in the close future.

Anyway, if you are one of those that are already playing Gears 5 remember that you can unlock a new skin for Marcus Fenix in versus multiplayer and Horde modes. You just have to log into the game before Octobre 28 and you will unlock Batista skin for him. Other than looking like the famous WWE wrestlers Dave Bautista you will also unlock 700 lines dialogue for him.

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Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide

Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide
The next Challenge region in BL3 is Tazendeer Ruins. This Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide is a walkthrough for each of the different crew challenges filling the area including multiple Dead Claptraps, the Typhon Logs and a Crimson Radio.

Compared to previous regions, the Tazendeer Ruins is much smaller, housing only 6 different challenges for you to complete. As with previous areas, it’s much of the same, with various challenges featured from past maps as well as a new Target of Opportunity.

Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide

Tazendeer Ruins Crimson Radio
Tazendeer Ruins Crimson Radio
This is behind a shielded entrance. You need to drop down to the right of the shielded building, and approach it from below.
Tazendeer Ruins Dead Claptrap

Dead Claptrap 1
Tazendeer Ruins Dead Claptrap 1

Dead Claptrap 2
Tazendeer Ruins Dead Claptrap 2

Tazendeer Ruins Typhon Logs

Typhon Logs 1
Tazendeer Ruins Typhon Logs 1

Typhon Logs 2
Tazendeer Ruins Typhon Logs 2

Typhon Logs 3
Tazendeer Ruins Typhon Logs 3
This is at the very end of the level, after you enter the vault. Follow the story in this region, you can’t miss it.

That completes all of the Tazendeer Ruins challenges.

Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide

The next Challenge region in BL3 is Tazendeer Ruins. This Borderlands 3 Tazendeer Ruins Crew Challenges Guide is a walkthrough for each of the different crew challenges filling the area including

Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide

The first zone on Nekrotafeya is Desolation’s Edge. This Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide is a walk through for the different Crew Challenges in this new region on your discovery

Borderlands 3 Devil’s Razor Side Quest Guide

The Devil’s Razor is another area in Borderlands 3 that has side quests for you to complete. Some of these are easy to find, others are hidden on the map. Check out this Borderland’s 3 Devil’s Razor

Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide

The Cathedral is the next level in BL3 with various Challenges. This Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through all of the different challenges available in

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Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide

Borderlands 3 Desolation's Edge Crew Challenges Guide
The first zone on Nekrotafeya is Desolation’s Edge. This Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide is a walk through for the different Crew Challenges in this new region on your discovery of a brand new planet.

Desolation’s Edge is leading you towards the end-game aspects of Borderlands 3, and the conclusion of the story. It’s a large area and features 9 unique Challenges to complete, matching the largest number of challenges in any level previously.

Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide

Desolations Edge Crimson Radio

Crimson Radio 1
Desolations Edge Crimson Radio

Crimson Radio 2
Desolations Edge Crimson Radio 2

Desolations Edge Dead Claptrap

Dead Claptrap 1
Desolations Edge Dead Claptrap

Dead Claptrap 2
Desolations Edge Dead Claptrap 2

Desolations Edge Hijack Target

Hijack Target 1
Desolations Edge Hijack Target

Hijack Target 2
Desolations Edge Hijack Target 2
Follow the yellow wires from the shielded gate. They lead to 3 terminals. You need to destroy all 3 in quick succession for the gate to open. If you’re too slow, it will close again.

Desolations Edge Typhon Dead Drop
Desolations Edge Typhon Dead Drop
You can find it on the lower level in this location
Desolations Edge Typhon Logs

Typhon Logs 1
Desolations Edge Typhon Logs 1

Typhon Logs 2
Desolations Edge Typhon Logs 2

Typhon Logs 3
Desolations Edge Typhon Logs 3
You must progress with the story in this area to reach this location

Phew, that’s Desolation’s Edge’s challenges complete.

Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide

The first zone on Nekrotafeya is Desolation’s Edge. This Borderlands 3 Desolation’s Edge Crew Challenges Guide is a walk through for the different Crew Challenges in this new region on your discovery

Borderlands 3 Devil’s Razor Side Quest Guide

The Devil’s Razor is another area in Borderlands 3 that has side quests for you to complete. Some of these are easy to find, others are hidden on the map. Check out this Borderland’s 3 Devil’s Razor

Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide

The Cathedral is the next level in BL3 with various Challenges. This Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through all of the different challenges available in

Borderlands 3 Konrad’s Hold Crew Challenges Guide

Konrad’s Hold is the next adventure with Challenges in BL3. This Borderlands 3 Konrad’s Hold Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through all of the different challenges you will encounter as you

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Borderlands 3 Devil’s Razor Side Quest Guide

Borderlands 3 Devil's Razor Side Quest Guide
The Devil’s Razor is another area in Borderlands 3 that has side quests for you to complete. Some of these are easy to find, others are hidden on the map. Check out this Borderland’s 3 Devil’s Razor side quest guide to get them all.

Borderlands 3 Devil’s Razor Side Quest Guide

The Feeble And The Furious
This quest is found at Roland’s rest near the fast travel point. Head to the way point and speak with Lizzie there. You have to run some errands in the quest vehicle. When you get to the way point, park the car and kill the bugs around the area for the milk. Next you will have to collect 5 coins scattered in the area. The first three are easy, the next two you will have to climb the pipes and cliffside to get to the radio tower in that area. Lastly you have to collect some teeth from the dentist. Return the car and speak to the quest giver to complete the quest.
Dynasty Dash Pandora
This quest is found at Roland’s rest near the fast travel point. This is similar to the Eden 6 delivery quest, the faster you do it, the more you get paid.
Echonet Neutrality
This quest is found at Roland’s rest near the fast travel point. Talk to Edgren and you will be sent to the Echo Repeater Center. Go to the way point and bust down the wooden door. Inside there are some pipes you will need to shoot a few times. It will get a shield and spawn some bad guys. Kill the bad guys, activate all the pipes, and go back to destroy the panel. Return to Edgren afterwards to complete the quest.
Buff Film Buff
You will run into this quest while doing The feeble and The Furious. Talk to the buff dude and he will want you to search the trashcans in the area for a log. Find the log, try to play it, then kill the named enemy in the area. From there you will need to get a replacement bulb and replace the broken one in the area. Once you do that, return to the quest giver and complete the quest.

Borderlands 3 Devil’s Razor Side Quest Guide

The Devil’s Razor is another area in Borderlands 3 that has side quests for you to complete. Some of these are easy to find, others are hidden on the map. Check out this Borderland’s 3 Devil’s Razor

Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide

The Cathedral is the next level in BL3 with various Challenges. This Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through all of the different challenges available in

Borderlands 3 Konrad’s Hold Crew Challenges Guide

Konrad’s Hold is the next adventure with Challenges in BL3. This Borderlands 3 Konrad’s Hold Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through

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Final Fantasy VII Remake shows its gameplay

More than twenty years after its release, Final Fantasy VII still remains one of the most popular titles in the Final Fantasy series and even among the JRPG. In 1997, it was the first episode to be released on Playstation 1 and was also the first to be in three dimensions. It was so successful that it sold more than 9 million copies and greatly helped to make the JRPG popular around the world.

It’s nothing surprising then that Final Fantasy VII Remake is today one of the most anticipated games by fans of the genre. After being announced for the first time in 2015, the news about Final Fantasy VII Remake have been scarce until a year ago, when the communication has resumed on the game. It will be divided into three parts, and the first one will be released on March 3, 2020, on Playstation 4. On the occasion of the Tokyo Game Show which ended yesterday, we were able to know a little more about the game.

Of course, the graphic level of Final Fantasy VII Remake is at another level compared to the original game, and that’s not surprising since it uses Unreal Engine 4. But Final Fantasy VII Remake will not only benefit from a simple redesign. Split into three parts, Square Enix declared that the first component alone will represent the equivalent of an entire game in terms of lifespan and content, which brings us to a crucial point, history. If the game expands the content of the original story, it is not a simple remake, because new scenario elements will be present in the game.

But let’s focus on one of the essential elements of the game and the one about which many players are wondering: the gameplay. Unlike its predecessor, Final Fantasy VII Remake will include more dynamic fights and other new features. While the Normal and Easy modes offer a new combat system, the Classic mode will use the turn-based combat system typical of the Final Fantasy series. The most nostalgic players will be delighted with this news because it is a point that left more than one perplexed in the trailer shown during the last E3. In the 40-minute gameplay video from the TGS that you can watch below, you can see Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith in action against Aps, and discover some of their abilities and attacks.

To learn more about Final Fantasy VII Remake we will have to wait a little longer, but all this looks promising. It remains to be seen if this remake will satisfy the most faithful fans of the series.

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Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide

Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide
The Cathedral is the next level in BL3 with various Challenges. This Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through all of the different challenges available in the region including Typhon Logs, the Dead Drop and a challenging Target of Opportunity.

The Cathedral Of The Twin Gods isn’t a large map, but it’s a very aggressive area so it’s difficult to explore at will but have no fear, we’ve got you covered. Below is how you find all of the different crew challenges in this region.

Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide

Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Target of Opportunity
Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Target of Opportunity
Right at the very end of the level. Before you enter the Great Vault, turn around and follow the path.
Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Typhon Logs

Typhon Logs 1
Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Typhon Logs 1

Typhon Logs 2
Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Typhon Logs 2

Typhon Logs 3
Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Typhon Logs 3

That finishes the challenges in the Cathedral of the Twin Gods. If you need helping completing other areas, check out our Borderlands 3 Challenges Guide.

Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide

The Cathedral is the next level in BL3 with various Challenges. This Borderlands 3 Cathedral Of The Twin Gods Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through all of the different challenges available in

Borderlands 3 Konrad’s Hold Crew Challenges Guide

Konrad’s Hold is the next adventure with Challenges in BL3. This Borderlands 3 Konrad’s Hold Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through all of the different challenges you will encounter as you

Borderlands 3 Guts Of Carnivora Crew Challenges Guide

The Guts of Carnivora map in BL3 is one of the smallest and only features a single challenge. This Borderlands 3 Guts Of Carnivora Crew Challenges Guide will tell you where to find the single and

Borderlands 3 Carnivora Crew Challenges Guide

After The Splinterlands is Carnivora, a much smaller area with less challenges. This Borderlands 3 Carnivora Crew Challenges Guide will walk you through the different crew challenges in the Carnivora

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