Exclusive: Tribes Of Midgard has a sword that summons lightning, and other shiny Epic Gear

Tribes Of Midgard is out tomorrow, and if you were asking me for an elevator pitch I’d say, “Think Valheim meets Diablo meets Hades,” which is a pretty decent pitch as these things go. If the idea of those three games mashed into one has whet your appetite, then you’re in luck. Developers Norsfell have given us an exclusive sneaky peek at some of the late-game megaweapons and magic god armour you’ll be able to get yer angry mits on to really stick it to the game’s pesky giants.

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles review: classic Phoenix Wright

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, the Victorian-set prequel to Capcom’s much beloved Phoenix Wright games, those scales take centre stage right inside the courtroom. Up and down they go as the jury deliberate on your client’s innocence, pronouncing their verdict by chucking balls of flame into two enormous torches either side of the judge’s head. Only it’s not the judge sweating over these literal hot takes. It’s Phoenix Wright’s ancestor Ryunosuke Naruhodo (Phoenix Wright was known as Ryuichi Naruhodo in the original Japanese) feeling the heat here. If he fails to uncover the contradictions in the prosecution’s case it’s the noose for his clients, and a bleak end to his fledgling legal career.

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Max Payne’s face and voice actor recorded a birthday message for the 20-year-old game

Max Payne is one of the most famous faces in videogames, which means Sam Lake’s face is one of the most famous faces of videogames. The Remedy writer and now creative director lent his mug to Max’s 3D model back in 2001, and he teamed up with Max voice actor James McCaffrey yesterday for a fun birthday message as the game turned 20.

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Blizzard employees publicly criticise corporate response to abuse allegations

State Of California filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard which alleged the company has a “frat boy” culture that has created “a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women”.

In a statement, Activision Blizzard called the Department Of Fair Employment And Housing which brought the suit “unaccountable State bureaucrats”, and said the allegations were “distorted, and in many cases false.” Some Activision Blizzard employees, including senior developers on World Of Warcraft, are reportedly “fuming” at the response.

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Path Of Exile: Expedition has just launched its explosive challenge league

Path Of Exile has just launched another one of its expansions, bringing lots of game updates, tweaks, and a new challenge league. Path Of Exile: Expedition is an explosive one, challenging you to detonate expedition sites and kill all the creeps that come crawling out of them. POE’s scheduled launch day maintenance has ended, so you’re now free to jump into the queue to take a crack at what’s new.

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Orcs Must Die! 3 has now launched on things that aren’t Stadia

Orcs Must Die! 3 launched last summer on Stadia but it’s now broken into a bunch of other platforms. It’s hitting Steam today with all the post-launch upates that have been made to the game over the last year. Robot Entertainment show off all their Orc flinging traps, co-op, and flashy magical battles in their new launch trailer.

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EVGA are replacing Nvidia RTX 3090 GPUs bricked while playing New World

New World kicked off earlier this week. As MMOs are wont to do, there were some initial hiccups, though not the ones you’d usually expect. Numerous players reported that their graphics cards overheated or died while playing in the beta, many specifically EVGA’s Nvidia RTX 3090 cards. Amazon quickly released a patch to alleviate concerns about frame rates in game. EVGA have now also confirmed that they will be replacing affected GPUs.

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WoW players hosted a virtual sit-in to protest Activision Blizzard due to harassment lawsuit

lawsuit against Activision Blizzard by California’s State Department of Fair Employment and Housing were made public on Wednesday night. The lawsuit includes numerous accounts of harassment and discrimination against women within the company. While plenty of players, fans, and former employees reacted to the report online, a guild of World Of Warcraft roleplayers organised a sit-in protest in game while raising now over $9,000 for Black Girls Code.

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Football Manager will incorporate women’s soccer into the game

Football Manager. The game will not be separate from the current title, but incorporate the players, coaches, leagues, and all competitions into one game. Miles Jacobson, studio director at Sports Interactive, said: “We have NO interest whatsoever in making a standalone women’s football version of FM. What we are doing is adding women’s football to FM… one sport, one game.”

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