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Why I’ve Pre-Ordered Death Stranding

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The moment I saw Norman Reedus sprouting forth a mushroom with his urine, I knew I had to pre-order Death Stranding.

This wasn’t a decision I made lightly. Generally speaking, I don’t pre-order many games. The increasing ‘release it now, fix it later’ mentality of game developers has deterred me from purchasing any game unless I was absolutely certain of its quality. Nintendo titles like Zelda, Mario and Smash Brothers were the only games I pre-ordered recently because that good old ‘Nintendo Seal of Quality’ still means something to me. Considering this, it’s a real gamble for me to pre-order Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding, a game about maintaining fading connections, male pregnancy and magic piss mushrooms.

 

Speculation Nation

 

At least, that might be what the game is all about. Although Death Stranding has over an hour of collective trailer and gameplay footage, no-one really knows what the hell is actually going on in this game – not even the premise is fully apparent. The best way I can summarize it: a sci-fi epic that combines elements of Inception with The Revenant. Even this could be inaccurate since it’s born from my personal speculations, but when it comes to Death Stranding, boy, it sure is fun to speculate!

Every new piece of media sends people into a frenzy as they scramble to uncover the mysteries of the story and validate the fan theories. Some believe the characters could be analogues for Egyptian Gods, others think the game could be the full release of Kojima’s ill-fated horror game P.T. No theory is too crazy and every new fragment of media offers one more piece to an ever-growing puzzle to try and understand what the game is all about.

Norman Reedus staring into a pit

Pre-ordering the game also comes with an invisible bonus: a set of earplugs and blinders to help block out internet spoilers. The floodgates for Twitter spoilers officially open up on November 8th and I for one will certainly be staying off social media until I’ve seen Death Stranding’s credits roll for myself. I’m keen to play the game and formulate my own thoughts before the Internet hive mind dictates my opinion; pre-ordering permits me this grace and it’ll be a genuine rush to know I’ll be among the first people to play the game.

 

Death Standing Around

 

Though the narrative has got people buzzing, several people think the gameplay looks dull based on the trailers. Most of the current gameplay footage shows shots of Norman Reedus slowly walking across barren, grassy plains with not an awful lot else going on, but I must confess, this slow pace is exactly what appeals to me. It feels like so many open world games recently want to bombard the player with information and checklists instead of giving players the freedom to inhabit the world on their own terms. Shadow of the Colossus used its open spaces expertly to create a sense of isolation and loneliness, now Death Stranding appears to be riffing on that concept. I want to fill my lungs with the air of this world, slowly sink my hands into its soil and lose myself in this fractured version of the USA.

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The free games available this week on Epic Games Store will make you shudder

Epic Games has been a recurring element in the news this week. Even for those who do not play it, it was difficult to avoid hearing about the event created by the famous black hole in Fortnite.

But Epic Games is not only known for its Battle Royale, but also for the free games they have been offering each week for quite some time now.

This week, horror is in the spotlight with Alan Wake’s American Nightmare and Observer.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare was released in 2012 and it is a spin-off of the original Alan Wake game. If you played the original game of 2010, you may remember a series on the TV screens in the game. Well, in Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, you will be immersed in the heart of this series. Alan, as a writer, not only wrote the book that comes alive in the first installment, he is also a screenwriter of a series called Zone X, and he finds himself propelled into one of his episodes. The game resumes the same mechanics of the first installment, but this time Alan will be taken to Arizona, where he will face the terrible Mr. Squeak in addition to hordes of enemies. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare offers a campaign mode, but also an arcade mode, “Fight until dawn” in which you have to face waves of enemies, and try to survive until daybreak.

Observer is a third-person psychological horror cyberpunk game taking place in Poland in 2084. A war ensued after a digital plague called Nanophage, and the survivors fell into drugs or have used neural implants to escape the harsh reality that they live in. You play as Daniel Lazarski, a detective in the Special Observers Unit. Observers are able to carry out their investigations by hacking people’s minds, which allows them to obtain information from criminals and their victims. But things will change when Daniel receives a call from his son, from whom he has been away for years. You will discover that probing the minds of criminals or troubled people will not be without impact on your own mental health.

To get Observer and Alan Wake: American Nightmare, simply go to the Epic Games Store and add them to your library. The offer will end on October 24, so do not lose this opportunity!

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The Outer Worlds Gets Official Launch Trailer


Gear up for an out-of-this-world adventure with the official launch trailer for Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds.

Ahead of its release on October 25, players can learn more about this player-driven story with the video below. Highlights include the stranger that came out of nowhere and the role this character will take in Halcyon. A look at some of the cinematics, along with a look at the gunplay and weaponry, is also provided.

The trailer can be seen below:

The Outer Worlds – Official Launch Trailer

For those wondering when the title will unlock, the team has released a convenient map that shows the PC and console global release times. You can view them below:

In addition, Obsidian Entertainment will host a Twitch Plays for The Outer Worlds on October 22. Note that this is the first Twitch Plays ever done for an unreleased game. Those interested can learn more here and can tune in here.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will also come out for the Nintendo Switch at a later date.

Source: Press Release
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Obsidian reveals the requirements needed to play The Outer Worlds

The launch of The Outer Worlds is very close and Obsidian Entertainment is revealing a few last bits of information to complete the preparations for the release of its upcoming role-playing game. If you are one of those wondering if your PC will be capable of running the game you will be glad to know that the minimum and recommended specifications needed to play The Outer Worlds have been published.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti or AMD HD 7850
  • HDD Space: 40GB

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K  or Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470
  • HDD Space: 40GB

It’s quite surprising that you will only need 40 GB of hard drive space free to install the game since many games usually take about double that amount nowadays.

If you want to see more about this post-apocalyptic adventure set in the Halcyon system you can watch the following gameplay footage from the Tokyo Game Show. You don’t have to worry too much about the spoilers because the texts are in Japanese and the guy playing is skipping most of the dialogues. We advise you that it looks like the one playing doesn’t seem to be quite experienced with this type of games.

The Outer Worlds will be available to play October 25th on PC, PlayStation and Xbox One. Remember that if you are playing on consoles and you have purchased a physical version of the game you will have to download a rather big Day One patch before playing. The patch will be an estimated 38 GB download for Xbox players and an estimated 18 GB for PS4 players. Of course, this will not happen with digital versions, where the patch will be included in the pre-load of the game for both consoles.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will include a Battle Pass

The fans of the Call of Duty series have been quite concerned for a while about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Activision had not been clear about if the game would include loot boxes but this concern has been finally tackled yesterday when it was revealed through a post on the official blog that such a system will not be present in the game. Instead of taking that route, they have decided to release a Battle Pass system, similar to the one present in other titles like Fortnite, which will allow players to unlock all the content that may have a relevant impact in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare just by playing the game.

Not only you will be unlocking things like weapons or attachments, but also cosmetic items that will have no impact on the gameplay balance. Those types of cosmetic items will also be available through an in-game shop. And the best thing is that you won’t be gambling anymore like it happens in Black Ops 4, and you will know at every moment what item you are unlocking.

In the same post, Activision has also highlighted that they are focused on delivering the best Call of Duty: Modern Warfare experience at launch, and for that same reason the Battle Pass feature will not be included when the game is released on October 25th, and it will come later this year. It is also expected that the contents available through the Battle Pass will change as the different post-launch seasons of the game are coming, allowing players to get a variety of content that matches the theme of each season.

Leaving aside loot boxes in favor of different monetization systems that actually let the players know what they are paying for seems to be the new trend in videogames and we couldn’t be happier that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has decided to board that train too.

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How To Get Mindblower In PvZ Battle For Neighborville

How To Get Mindblower In PvZ Battle For Neighborville
You need the Mindblower to interact with various parts of the Town Center. This How To Get Mindblower In PvZ Battle For Neighborville walks you through the basics of how you get access to the Mindblower so you can unlock new areas of the map to explore.

Firstly, you need to find the lawnmower and return to the main base. You can find the Lawnmower in the Southern part of Up-down-Uptown, on the road. It’s difficult to miss, just explore the area and you’ll find it.

How To Get Mindblower In PvZ Battle For Neighborville

  • Complete Major Sweeties first quest
  • Get Baron’s Hat from doing Corny Corns mission
  • Complete Tenderleafs quest in Pressure Pier for the Bling Chain
  • Defeat Uno Taco in Land Phil’s quest for the mustache

Once you have completed all of these steps, the Lawnmower becomes the Mindblower. You can now use it at certain points on the map to gain access to previously locked areas.

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PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Exercise Tape Location Guide

Plants VS Zombies Battle For Neighborville Town Center Exercise Tape Location Guide
Exercise Tapes are one of the collectibles in PvZ Battle. This Plants VS Zombies Battle For Neighborville Town Center Exercise Tape Location Guide will tell you exactly where to find each of the 10 Exercise Tapes hidden on this level so you don’t need to buy the map.

The Exercise Tapes can be found in all three areas of the Town Center. Once found, you can return the 10 tapes to a specific character in order to complete a side quest. You can also purchase maps in-game for 200 Tacos, but they are expensive and there’s a lot of them.

PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Exercise Tape Location Guide

Exercise Tape #1 Location
Exercise Tape #1 Location

Exercise Tape #1 Location
Between the bush and the wall

Exercise Tape #2 Location
Exercise Tape #2 Location

Exercise Tape #2 Location
Inside the vehicle

Exercise Tape #3 Location
Exercise Tape #3 Location

Exercise Tape #4 Location
On a very thin ledge, under the bridge

Exercise Tape #4 Location
Exercise Tape #4 Location

Exercise Tape #4 Location
Undeground, on the stairs that lead to the Gnome Shrine in the Sewers.

Exercise Tape #5 Location
Exercise Tape #5 Location

Exercise Tape #5 Location
Right on top of this huge Taco billboard. Climb the bush onto the billboard, then jump to reach the tape.

Exercise Tape #6 Location
Exercise Tape #6 Location

Exercise Tape #6 Location
Down by the waters edge, there’s a large sewer grate. The tape can be found in the nearby pile of trash.

Exercise Tape #7 Location
Exercise Tape #7 Location

Exercise Tape #7 Location
Outside a store, inside a newspaper stand.

Exercise Tape #8 Location
Exercise Tape #8 Location

Exercise Tape #8 Location
Giant crab statue near the lighthouse, in its pincer

Exercise Tape #9 Location
Exercise Tape #9 Location

Exercise Tape #9 Location
There’s an entrance to the cave off the beach to the South. Go through the cave, the tape is on the other side.

Exercise Tape #10 Location
Exercise Tape #10 Location

Exercise Tape #10 Location
You must first unlock the Mindblower before you can reach this area. Use the nearby Mindblower terminal and enter the sewers via the open grate to the North East. Destroy the robot sentry, the tape is in the next area lodged inside a statues mouth.

Once you have collected all 10, you can complete the quest. That completes our PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Exercise Tape Location Guide.

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Looking for Diamond Gnomes and how to solve their puzzles? This PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Diamond Gnome Guide has everything you need to know to find the three hidden Diamond Gnomes on the Town Center map, including details on how to solve each of the puzzles.

The Diamond Gnomes are slightly different to the Golden Gnomes. They are much rarer, only featuring three on the Town Center map, and they also come with a challenge. Some are fights, others are complex puzzles that can be really frustrating.

PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Diamond Gnome Guide

Diamond Gnome #1
Diamond Gnome 1

Diamond Gnome #2
Diamond Gnome

Diamond Gnome #3
Diamond Gnome

This is where you will find the entrance to each of the puzzle areas for the Diamond Gnomes. The puzzles are quite intricate, so we’ve left the majority of the discussion on those in the video. Be sure to check that out for the solution to each of the puzzles.

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PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Golden Gnome Location Guide

PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Golden Gnome Location Guide
There are 24 Golden Gnomes to collect in the Town Center. This PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Golden Gnome Location Guide tells you where to find each and every one of those pesky gnomes with images of the map, a location, and a video showing all Golden Gnome locations for the Town Center.

Golden Gnomes are a special type of collectible. Some can be found simply by locating them on the floor, others are hidden behind tough battles and some intricate puzzles. We’ll walk you through how to find each of the 24 Golden Gnomes on the Town Center map.

PvZ Battle For Neighborville Town Center Golden Gnome Location Guide

Golden Gnome #3
Golden Gnome #3

Golden Gnome #3
There’s a large radio tower on top of the building here. You need to shoot the button on the tower, and then complete the Gnomolith challenge

Golden Gnome #4
Golden Gnome #4

Golden Gnome #4
There is a small switch located next to the waterfall opposite. Shoot the switch to reveal the gnome.

Golden Gnome #5
Golden Gnome #5

Golden Gnome #5
Another switch here, opposite, on the other side of the river. Shoot the switch then complete the Gnomolith jumping challenge.

Golden Gnome #8
Golden Gnome #8

Golden Gnome #8

Just across the bridge, up and to the right. You’ll see it on a small cliff edge. You need to jump the nearby platforms up and follow the ledge around. It requires the Peashooter for its jump ability.

Golden Gnome #11
Golden Gnome #11

Golden Gnome #11
Up in the tree house

Golden Gnome #12
Golden Gnome #12

Golden Gnome #12
First you must complete Air Rons quest, then you can shoot the button above his head. This spawns a Gnomolith. It also spawns another nearby. Match the blue crystal to the hand symbol and you will free the Gnome.

Golden Gnome #13
Golden Gnome #13

Golden Gnome #13
Sitting atop the scaffolding.

Golden Gnome #15
Golden Gnome #15

Golden Gnome #15
Shoot the switch high up on a nearby building then complete the challenge.

Golden Gnome #16
Golden Gnome #16

Golden Gnome #16
Inside the nearby building there is a switch above the door arch on the interior. There’s a puzzle here involving several Gnomoliths and icons. Watch the video for the solution.

Golden Gnome #17
Golden Gnome #17

Golden Gnome #17

Once you interact with it, you need to chase it down.

Golden Gnome #18
Golden Gnome #18

Golden Gnome #18
In the sewers. There’s a toilet. You spend 200 Taco’s to flush the toilet and receive a Golden Gnome.

Golden Gnome #19
Golden Gnome #19

Golden Gnome #19
Shoot the birds nest sitting atop the cliff above the Gnomes location. If that’s not enough, shoot the two nearby bird houses on the buildings.

Golden Gnome #20
Golden Gnome #20

Golden Gnome #20

Interact with the Gnome then chase it down.

Golden Gnome #21
Golden Gnome #21

Golden Gnome #21
There is a button under the pier. Shoot it to reveal the Gnome.

Golden Gnome #22
Golden Gnome #22

Golden Gnome #22

Shoot the switch on the huge stone arch then solve the switch puzzle. Check the video.

Golden Gnome #24
Golden Gnome #24

Golden Gnome #24
Shoot the switch out on the island. Complete the challenge, grab the gnome.

That’s the location of all 24 Gnomes on the Town Center map in PvZ Battle for Neighborville. Any questions, be sure to check out the video for a full guide on each Gnome location.

Where To Find Hunting License On Town Center In PvZ Battle For Neighborville
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Where To Find Hunting License On Town Center In PvZ Battle For Neighborville

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The Hunting License is required for Bounty Hunts. This guide on Where To Find Hunting License On Town Center In PvZ Battle For Neighborville will do exactly that, tell you where you can obtain the Hunting License for yourself so you can complete in the Bounty Hunts for more Medals.

Where To Find Hunting License On Town Center In PvZ Battle For Neighborville

Where To Find Hunting License On Town Center In Plants VS Zombies Battle For Neighborville
As with many of the different things you can unlock in the Town Center, the Hunting License is locked behind a quest. Head to this location and speak with Air Ron. Don’t worry, you don’t have to actually complete the quest.

Once you start the quest Air Ron introduces you to the Bounty Hunter system. He also gives you a Hunting License so you can interact with the various Bounty Hunter stations on the map.

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