Yesterday, Sony dropped a major bomb after remaining relatively silent about its next-generation plans, suddenly revealing the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. While the internet has had something of a split opinion on the controller, it appears that one feature, in particular, may create some interesting opportunities for developers to create something special.
Specifically, integrating audio with haptic feedback will lead to some “very cool opportunities” for developers, according to Naughty Dog Audio Lead Robert Krekel, who stated he got to play around with a prototype some time ago. Controllers are a central aspect of a console, so Sony innovating on the design of the DualShock, essentially scrapping it for what seems to be a radical new design is interesting, even if the DualSense has features nobody asked for.
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The real question is what developers will cook up with the technology. For those unfamiliar, haptic feedback makes actions feel realistic in a player’s hands, which does come with some benefits. Obviously, that being tied to audio should make games feel more immersive overall. As Sony pointed out, the DualSense’s triggers will be able to make actions like drawing a bow feel more real, so the extra layer of hearing the bow– which should sound more realistic on next-gen hardware– should be rather compelling.
The DualSense has already become a meme, with some pointing out that the color scheme looks a bit more sci-fi than most had been expecting. Still, the tech going into it is undeniably cool, and if it manages to deliver on its promises, it will likely mean a better gaming experience than anything players have seen, or felt, before.
Comparisons between the Xbox Series X controller and the DualSense are unavoidable, but only time will tell which one takes the crown when next-gen consoles drop. Having the support of studios like Naughty Dog behind the DualSense is exciting, to say the least, but Xbox should also have some major reveals leading up to next-gen, so its anyone’s race right now.
Sony still hasn’t shown off the PS5’s box, but the full specs have been revealed. The coronavirus has the world turned upside down right now, and next-gen consoles seem incredibly distant, but it is an exciting time to be a gamer.
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Every Sunday morning, Daisy Mae appears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, giving players the chance to participate in the Stalk Market and make quite a lot of Bells. Indeed, fans that find Timmy and Tommy offering a good rate for turnips throughout the week stand to make a significant profit, and this guide will detail three ways that players can go about getting the best prices for their turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The first way to get great Animal Crossing: New Horizons turnip prices is to use this fan-made Turnip Exchange website. On this site, players post the current going rate for turnips on their islands, and then others can join queues to visit those islands and sell their turnips for big paydays. While it may take fans a while to get to an island that is offering in the 500-600 Bell range through Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ Turnip Exchange, the wait can certainly be worthwhile.
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Players that are looking for an alternative to the aforementioned Turnip Exchange website may wish to visit this Turnip Exchange subreddit to find solid turnip prices in ACNH. On this forum, players create posts with details on how much turnips are selling for on their islands, and they then provide instructions for setting up a visit. Again, Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans may need to exercise some patience if they wish to maximize their profits, and they should be prepared to tip their host after a successful trip.
For fans that prefer not to leave their islands for good turnip prices in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a turnip calculator may be just what the doctor ordered. This tool is designed to track turnip trends in ACNH, with players inputting their turnip prices over time to determine where their weekly spike will occur. While this will not always result in finding 600 Bell turnip prices, as those do not occur on every island each week, the turnip calculator at least helps players sell at the highest rate without leaving home.
While there are a number of ways to make Bells fast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players that utilize the tools outlined here can make a truly staggering amount playing the Stalk Market. Indeed, fans that buy a lot of turnips from Daisy Mae on Sundays can easily become millionaires by visiting islands with good turnip prices, and then the question becomes simply how to spend all of them.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
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While Call Of Duty: Warzone might look like a pretty simple battle royale at first glance, the deeper you look, the more intricacies you’re going to notice. There is a ton of complexity in the Warzone, and much of it comes down to the loadouts. How you set up your weapons is critical, but it’s just as critical to decide which perks to run with.
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To help you figure out which perks are going to be a boon and which you’re going to want to boo (sorry), let’s take a look at each:
18 TUNE UP
The first in the Perk 3 slot, this perk reduces revive time by 25%. It really isn’t going to make a huge difference in most situations; when it does happen to make a difference, it’ll be a lifesaver (literally), but it usually isn’t going to come into play.
This perk allows you to see enemy footprints for a short while, as well as let you see enemy death locations and even hide the death location of enemies you kill. This can help you track down an opponent you may have lost track of, but most of the time, this isn’t going to be all that great.
16 QUICK FIX
This perk starts health regeneration immediately upon killing an enemy. Since your health bar is only half of your actual health in Warzone, when considering armor, this perk really isn’t going to be make-or-break.
Scavenger allows you to resupply ammo from dead players. This is mostly going to come into effect in the early game when ammo is likely in short supply.
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By the time you’ve gotten your loot and/or your loadout, you probably in pretty good shape, ammo-wise, and won’t necessarily need this.
14 DOUBLE TIME
This perk doubles the duration of Tactical Sprint and also increases crouch movement speed by 30%. This really isn’t going to make a very big difference in Warzone; sometimes that extra Tactical Sprint time will get you into cover before you get put down, but more often than not, the perk isn’t going to come into any important play.
13 KILL CHAIN
This perk is going to increase your chances of finding killstreaks in supply boxes. It’s still definitely not going to be a surefire thing; they’ll still be few and far between. But that little bit of an extra chance is nice, isn’t it?
This perk allows you to take reduced damage from non-killstreak fire and explosives. It can be a pretty nice perk for Warzone, though it isn’t going to be as much of a benefit here as it is in normal multiplayer. As long as you have armor, claymores and proximity mines aren’t going to one-shot you here. But, those times it does save your life, it’s going to feel pretty nice.
This perk starts out the Perk 2 slot options and allows you to recharge equipment over 50 seconds. This can actually be pretty nice depending on which equipment you have and the situation you find yourself in; that equipment can go a long way in winning a tough fight.
10 HIGH ALERT
This perk makes your vision pulse when enemies that you aren’t looking at happen to look at you. This can go a long way in avoiding those sniper shots that you don’t see coming, but it’s hard to justify this perk over so many others in the 2nd slot.
This perk allows you to see field upgrades, killstreaks, and enemy equipment through walls. It also allows you to hack enemy claymores, C4, proximity mines, and trophy systems. This is mostly going to be used to make sure you don’t accidentally stray into a claymore or proximity mine, and it can be really useful in that regard.
Shrapnel allows you to spawn with an extra piece of lethal equipment. Lethals don’t usually win or lose fights in Warzone due to the range many fights end up being fought in. That said, if you’re running proximity mines or claymores, this is going to allow you to cover twice the area, making it much easier to cover your flanks.
7 BATTLE HARDENED
This perk severely reduces the effect of flash, stun, EMP, and gas grenade effects. It also makes you mostly immune to snapshot grenades. This is an all-or-nothing perk; when it works, it’s going to make all the difference in the world. But if no one’s throwing any of these grenades at you, it’s going to be a wasted slot.
This perk allows you to swap weapons quicker and makes your rocket launcher reload time more tolerable. In certain loadouts, this perk is going to be a waste. But if your loadout includes something like an LMG, sniper rifle, or a rocket launcher, Amped is really going to increase your quality of life.
This perk allows every member of your team to earn some more money from completed missions. This is more or less going to result in having a bit of a lesser Hardline, except it benefits your whole team.
This perk knocks 25% off the price of killstreaks, field upgrades, and armor plates. This is a really, really good perk, allowing you to get much more bang for your buck. It’s a shame this is in the Perk 2 slot, surrounded by a ton of other great perks, because Hardline is really worth its weight in gold.
This perk is the one that most people run in Warzone in their Perk 1 slot, and for good reason: Cold-Blooded makes you completely undetectable by Thermal Optics.
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Eagle-eyed players can still notice you through a thermal scope, but you’ll be much less obvious, allowing you to (usually) sneak right through their line of sight.
One of the more popular perks, Overkill allows you to bring two primary weapons in your loadout. It’s impossible to overstate the value of this perk; it should really only be skipped over if you’ve already got a strong secondary weapon to pick back up.
Every bit as popular as Overkill (and more useful, if you’ve already got a decent second weapon), this perk hides you from UAVs, Radar Drones, and Heartbeat Sensors. You can really mess up the enemy’s plans by surprising them with this perk, especially in the late-game. It is absolutely recommended.
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A new Borderlands 3 DLC means multiple things: new stories, new characters, and (most importantly) new guns! Thankfully, the Guns, Love, And Tentacles expansion does not disappoint in the weapons department. Gearbox has added a ton of unique and powerful legendary weapons that you should farm for right away.
Some of these new legendary weapons are some of the best in the game and stand out among the ones in the base game. They also have a ton of variety to complement all four Vault Hunters and their various builds. Hopefully, Gearbox doesn’t come in and nerf them too hard after players find new ways to demolish Mayhem 4. Here are the ten best legendary weapons in the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC.
10 Frozen Devil
The Frozen Devil is a legendary pistol from Maliwan and its dropped by Kukuwajack in Negul Neshai. This weapon only comes in cryo form and usually has a high Cryo Efficiency rating.
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What makes this stand out among other cryo weapons is that once an enemy is frozen, you can deal more damage once you switch the firing mode to ice spikes. It’s not the best for mobbing but it can be great for focusing on one badass enemy. A Cryo Zane build can benefit tremendously from the Frozen Devil.
Chances are, you probably already have an Insider in your inventory if you’ve played the DLC as its a very common world drop. The Insider is a Maliwan shotgun that deals great amounts of elemental damage.
There’s nothing particularly unique about the Insider. It’s just a very good elemental shotgun. The bullets come out as these elemental orbs and the spread is contained very well. It’s best to use this one up close or else the orbs will spread apart too far. Amara is a great candidate for this since she’s proficient in elemental status effects.
The Skullmasher finally makes a return from past games! Now, at the time of writing this, its drop location is bugged and it can only be found from loot chests within DLC. Hopefully, this gets fixed in a future patch.
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The Skullmasher is basically a much more ammo efficient version of The Lyuda. It deals high damage but slow enough to not eat up your ammo. As in previous Borderlands games, it can be used as a shotgun if you get up close. Since its a Jakobs sniper rifle, it has the perk of ricocheting critical to other enemies. FL4K can make great use of this weapon when you incorporate Fade Away.
7 Stauros’ Burn
The Stauro’s Burn can basically let you use FL4K’s Fade Away skill for a few seconds, even if you’re playing someone else. You can get this weapon from the Wendigo boss fight in The Cankerwood.
As with all COV weapons, shooting for too long will cause overheating. However, overheating the Stauro’s Burn may cause you to light on fire. While you’re on fire, all shots with the Stauro’s Burn are automatic critical hits. As good as that is, you’ll definitely only want to save it for a single enemy or boss as this process depletes your ammo quickly.
6 Love Drill
You will actually get a purple-rarity version of the Love Drill upon beating the DLC but there is a legendary version of this that drops from Eleanor in Hearts Desire. It’s a Jakobs revolver that can deal over 300% critical hit damage.
A similar weapon is the The Unforgiven but the Love Drill is a step-up due to a higher fire rate, as well as returning critical hits to your magazine. Also, there’s a 20% chance for it to deal double damage in the shock element, easily taking out those pesky shields.
5 Unseen Threat
It looks like the Unseen Threat now takes the title of “best sniper rifle” away from The Wedding Invitation. This Jakobs sniper rifle is dropped by Amach, a rare spawn enemy in Cursehaven.
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Jakobs weapons are known for having critical hits ricochet towards other enemies. The Unseen Threat takes this one step further. Instead of the ricochet bullets just going in random directions, a critical hit will create three homing bullets that will go towards other enemies. If there are no nearby enemies, the three bullets will hit that same enemy you just hit. If you want to start a sniper build, you’ll want the Unseen Threat.
The Oldridian is an SMG manufactured by Hyperion. There’s no set drop location but like the Insider, it’s a very common drop from enemies in the DLC. You’ll most likely pick up many of them during the DLC.
The Oldridian’s special ability is that it changes elements each time you reload. This may sound like a gimmicky weapon but its anything but. The changing elements rarely seem to be a burden as the gun already has good base damage coupled with its fast fire rate. It actually gets to a point where you don’t even know what element it’s on and you don’t care. This SMG melts most enemies.
The Soulrender is a DAHL assault rifle that’s dropped by either Tom or Xam in the Hearts Desire map. As with all DAHL weapons, it deals good damage along with great recoil and accuracy. In addition to that, The Soulrender shoots out skulls that home in on the enemy.
The Soulrender can come in any element, which also turns the skulls into that element. The splash damage combined with an element allows the skulls to do tremendous damage along with the regular base damage of the assault rifle. Moze’s demolition builds can make these skulls even deadlier.
The Nothingness is a Maliwan shotgun that’s dropped by Gmork in The Cankerwood. The Nothingness is essentially Maliwan’s version of the Flakker, except much better and more efficient.
As good as the Flakker can be, its projectiles are spread too far apart, wasting a lot of the damage. With the Nothingness, the projectiles have a thinner spread, containing most of the damage in a small bubble. Since its a Maliwan weapon, the elemental damage can deal high damage along with long-lasting status effects.
Since the DLC brought Gaige back, it’s only appropriate that Gearbox makes a gun based on her class. The Anarchy shotgun is a Tediore shotgun that’s a common drop in the DLC. It basically takes Gaige’s Anarchy skill and puts it into this shotgun. It’s funny that it’s a common drop as the Anarchy is quite possibly the most OP gun in Borderlands 3 now.
Every time you automatically reload or kill an enemy, the Anarchy’s damage goes up by 30%, which stacks up to 10 times (even further depending on anointments). It’s actually supposed to decrease your accuracy as well but it’s not too noticeable. The Anarchy is a game-changer for all characters. This gun has the ability to melt Mayhem 4 bosses in just a few seconds. If you want to put the Maliwan Takedown on easy mode, use an Anarchy.
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Observer is a 2017 horror game that shook up the genre, but still struggled with broad appeal. The Rutger Hauer-voiced sci-fi title tasked players with hacking the minds of murder victims, slowly unraveling a mind-bending story clue by clue. While at its heart Observer is an adventure game, it also features several stealth sequences that give it more of a traditional horror atmosphere. Now, Bloober Team is announcing that’s going to bring Observer to a new generation.
Wednesday morning, Observer System Redux was announced to the world, with Bloober Team’s sci-fi horror game confirmed to be coming to next-gen consoles. In a short tweet, Bloober Team dropped a message with little information other than that a full reveal for Observer System Redux is in progress.
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In the hours since, the new Observer System ReduxTwitter account has received several questions regarding whether it’s a remaster of the original game. Its oddly chosen to reply to at least two of them, saying “We will reveal more details soon.” That the account would go out of its way to do this implies that perhaps Observer System Redux is more than just a remaster.
The only other information revealed is an odd date listed that’s somewhat confusing. Prior to the announcement of Observer System Redux, a different tweet was posted that said, “Incoming Call Teaser – 23.01.2020.” Bloober Team is Polish, so its dates would list the day, then the month and year, so the teaser then seems to reference January 23. Perhaps it was meant to reference April 21, or perhaps something else.
While Observer System Redux could be just a remaster of Observer upscaling visuals for next-gen consoles, it could be an Observer sequel. It could have new story content or new gameplay features. Observer was criticized for being somewhat thin at launch, so Bloober might be expanding on it. Until Bloober confirms, it’s anyone’s guess what’s in store.
The biggest clue could be the fact that Bloober Team currently doesn’t have any official games announced. Both Layers of Fear 2 and Blair Witch were released in 2019. Bloober is certainly working on something new. That something could be Observer System Redux, a larger project than just a simple remaster. After all, they made an entirely new Twitter account for it and are teasing it like it’s a big announcement. There’s something more to this story than just a remaster.
Observer is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
One of the biggest problems in World of Warcraft is the way the game has stacked expansions such that new players will emerge in the world of Cataclysm, the MMO’s third expansion. After clearing Cataclysm, fans go through content from the first and second expansion, before rocketing ahead to the fifth expansion onwards. Add in removed content, quick experience gains, and an expansive fantasy world, and things get tough. Many players turn to YouTube videos and explainers from guild members or friends understand World of Warcraft’s story.
The next expansion, Shadowlands, is finally tackling this problem in a comprehensive way. While we learned some of this at BlizzCon, Blizzard released new details in a blog post in early April.
New players will be going to an island called Exile’s Reach. This mysterious place tells a new story, and encourages players to go through a series of trials that will teach them about their class. New heroes will learn about mechanics like how to interrupt a spell, taunt a boss, and heal a friend. These small tutorials will be specific for every class, and the zone is capped off with a two boss mini-dungeon to bring all those new lessons together into one place.
Death Knights and Demon Hunters, the two hero classes, will start with their own class-specific zones. Veteran players can choose to opt-out of Exile’s Reach, and complete the 1-10 experience in their race’s starting zone.
Once new players complete their starting zone, they will be sent to play through Battle for Azeroth’s zones; veterans can choose to level through any of the existing expansions, which will take from level 11 all the way to the Shadowlands.
When the Shadowlands alpha is available, players will be able to test the Alliance version of Exile’s Reach, as well as some content from the expansion’s leveling zones.
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Coronavirus disrupts supply chain; Europe, U.S. unaffected
Shipments of the Nintendo Switch console to Japan have been suspended, reports Nikkei, because disruptions to Nintendo’s supply chain mean the company can’t meet demand in that country.
Shipments to the United States and Europe will continue, Nikkei said. It based its report on an unnamed source connected to Nintendo.
Nintendo’s most recent quarterly report said it had sold more than 52 million Switch and Switch Lite consoles since the platform’s debut in March 2017. Anecdotal accounts suggest the console’s popularity has surged with the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizonson March 20, and with the novel coronavirus’ global spread keeping millions in isolation as a precaution.
At the end of March, Nintendo acknowledged to Business Insider that the consoles were sold out at many major retailers, but that more stock was on the way. Nikkei noted that the Switch is manufactured under contract with factories in China and Vietnam. Their Nintendo source said that operations there had recovered, but not to full capacity.
Nintendo’s official online store was sold out of Switch consoles at the end of March. Today, it has three colors of Nintendo Switch Lite available for $199.99, and the company is also offering refurbished launch versions of the console for $259.99. GameStop, meanwhile is taking pre-orders for a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the console, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Minecraft, and a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $499.99. GameStop says that bundle will ship by April 30.
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Google’s video game streaming platform, Stadia, is now free to anyone with a Gmail address, the company announced on Wednesday. To sweeten the deal, Google is also giving new users two months of Stadia Pro — including access to nine games — for free.
Existing Stadia Pro subscribers won’t be charged for the next two months of the service, Google said.
Previously, access to Stadia required purchasing the $129 Google Stadia Premiere Edition, a bundle that includes a Chromecast Ultra, a wireless Stadia Controller, and three months of Stadia Pro, the service that offered free games and video streams up to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with HDR lighting.
As of April 8, access to the base-level version of Stadia — games stream at a maximum resolution of 1080p — will be free by signing up at the Stadia website. Users still have to purchase games to own them, but those games can be played on a PC, Chrome OS tablet, Google Pixel phone, and other supported Android devices. A Stadia Controller (which can be purchased separately for $69) is not required; users can also play with a supported USB controller or mouse and keyboard.
The two free months of Stadia Pro will give users access to the following games, as of April:
Destiny 2: The Collection
SteamWorld Dig 2
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
Serious Sam Collection
Stacks on Stacks (on Stacks)
After the two-month trial period, Stadia Pro will cost $9.99 per month. Subscribers can cancel their subscriptions online, if they choose to do so.
Google is also making a change to Stadia Pro’s default streaming resolution in an effort to manage bandwidth, similar to efforts from Netflix, Disney, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, according to Stadia vice president and general manager Phil Harrison.
“With increased demand due to more people at home during this time, we’re taking a responsible approach to internet traffic,” Harrison said on the Stadia blog. “For Stadia, we’ve always adjusted bandwidth use based on a variety of in-home and local internet factors. To reduce load on the internet further, we’re working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p. The vast majority of people on a desktop or laptop won’t notice a significant drop in gameplay quality, but you can choose your data usage options in the Stadia app.”
Google Stadia launched in November and is currently available in 14 countries. The platform boasts 38 games available to purchase, and Google said it is “tracking more than 120 games coming to Stadia in 2020,” with 10 of those being exclusive to Stadia.