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How to find two of the best talismans in God of War super early

We’ll show you where to find the Golden Talisman of Protection and the Amulet of Kvasir<p>In the new <i>God of War</i>, talismans grant you a wide variety of active and passive abilities to help you in battle. You’ll find buckets of these throughout your journey, but there are two that you can find extremely …

We Tried It: The Hyper-Reality Star Wars Experience You've Been Waiting For

<b>What It Is:</b> A hyper-reality experience (think VR laser tag) that takes you deep into the Star Wars universe as rebels infiltrating an Imperial base …

Star Wars

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

There's a second Monster Hunter World PS4 beta this week

There's a second Monster Hunter World beta on PlayStation 4 this week. It runs from 22nd December right through to Boxing Day. Goodness me is …

Monster Hunter

Destiny 2 Region Chest locations list - where to find every regional chest on every planet

Everyone loves free stuff, and <b>Destiny 2's regional chests</b> are Bungie's way of handing some of that out.<p><b>Region chests</b> are a great way to quickly find …

Destiny 2 Leviathan raid guide and walkthrough: Checkpoints, shortcuts and every main challenge explained

The first <b>Destiny 2 raid</b> is arguably the activity players were most looking forward to from the sequel.<p>Destiny Raids are an end-game activity gated …

Demons

11 Things Divinity: Original Sin 2 Doesn't Tell You

So much to do, so much to learn.<p>Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an absolutely massive game full of mysteries. There's so much to do, so much to learn, …

Indie Gaming

Acaratus Review - Steampunk Tactics Tango

Acaratus Review – Steampunk Tactics Tango<p>Acaratus Review<p>Mech combat laced in Steampunk couture, Acaratus is a tactical RPG whose curious aesthetic …

Scientists are creating drones that fly in sync with each other

Engineers at University of Pennsylvania are developing drones called ‘SWARMS’ that can autonomously coordinate with each other using infrared cameras …

Prey guide and walkthrough

<i>Prey</i> might seem familiar. You may have seen its components before in games like <i>BioShock</i>, <i>Dishonored</i>, <i>System Shock</i> and even <i>Gone Home</i> — just not quite in this arrangement. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy, or that you’re going to know what’s going on right away. And that’s a beautiful thing. <i>Prey</i> is all …

Prey item locations

<i>Prey</i> is absolutely filled with items, and finding them isn’t just part of the game. It’s an essential part of defeating the coffee cups monsters that want to kill you.<p>For the last several days, as we’ve been playing <i>Prey</i> for our guides and walkthroughs, we’ve also been keeping track of item …

How to get the Master Sword in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The sword that seals the darkness can be yours, for a price<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> wouldn’t be a proper Zelda game if it didn’t have <b>the legendary Master Sword</b>. The Master Sword is unique in that it doesn’t break like every other weapon in the game.<p>Instead of shattering and being …

Breath of the Wild

Breath Of The Wild’s Best Rewards Aren’t Always ‘Useful’

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> does not dole out rewards predictably. Often you’ll spend an afternoon figuring out some elaborate puzzle, …

Zelda: Breath of the Wild cooking guide: 10 recipes worth remembering

Recipes for eating, drinking and selling<p>In <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, you can mix all sorts of ingredients you find on your journey through Hyrule to produce different dishes and elixirs with useful effects. Some recipes restore life and even add temporary hearts on top of your current …

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide and walkthrough

Learn all about shrines, quests, towers, cooking and so much more<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is as remarkable as it is enormous. As we wrote in our beginner’s guide, it’s also a game that wants you to play at your leisure while figuring pretty much everything out for yourself. …

Final Fantasy 15: Ascension Grid Guide

Final Fantasy XV sports an ability unlock system called the Ascension Grid, where you can spend Ability Points (AP) to earn special moves and bonuses for Noctis and his party. There are tons of different options to spend your precious AP on. With so many to keep track of, we've compiled a guide to …

Magic

How to transfer data from a PS4 to a PS4 Pro

It’s easy, but it could take a while<p>The PlayStation 4 Pro debuts tomorrow, and although Sony may have a tough time selling the console to people who already own a PS4, that audience certainly exists. In the PS4’s 4.0 firmware, which was released in mid-September, Sony introduced an easy way of …

Frontier, a different kind of space opera, from Image Comics and Jonathan Hickman

Star Trek, but depressing<p>The first words Jonathan Hickman used to describe his new series, <i>Frontier</i>, were "It’s like <i>Star Trek</i>, but super depressing."<p>The rest of his description did not disappoint.<p>Sometime in the future, humanity was kicked out of our alliance with a peaceful galactic community for …

Dystopian Dieselpunk RPG, InSomnia Returns to Kickstarter

InSomnia Makes a Second Push on Kickstarter<p>This week InSomnia, a dystopian dieselpunk RPG, from indie developer Studio MONO, has returned to …

10 Tips For Traveling To Japan From A First-Timer

<i>This is the eighth installment of my Japan travelogue. Read my first impressions</i> <i>here</i><i>, my visit to Odaiba</i> <i>here</i><i>, my visit to Akihabara</i> <i>here</i><i>, my last day in Tokyo</i> <i>here</i><i>, my first day in Kyoto</i> <i>here</i><i>, my shrine visit</i> <i>here</i><i>, and my traditional inn excursion</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After nine days in Japan, my sleep schedule finally …

Japan

Brian Staveley Shows How To End A Fantasy Epic With The Last Mortal Bond

Bringing a fantasy epic to an end is a lot harder than it looks, and as I cracked open the final installment of Brian Staveley’s <i>Chronicles of the</i> …

The XCOM 2 mods that you can play from day one

XCOM 2 is a faster, more urgent sequel

I didn't expect XCOM 2 to demo particularly well. I fell in love with its predecessor because it gave me the time to grow fond of the soldiers I was …

XCOM

Take a look at XCOM 2 in action

New footage of turn-based alien battles.<p>Firaxis' <i>XCOM 2</i> is due to hit PC on Feb. 5 next year. We recently took a look at the game, which is set 20 years after the events of <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i>, released back in 2012.<p>This game takes place in a world in which the humans were defeated by the aliens. …

XCOM

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Fallout 4'

Today, <i>Fallout 4</i> has finally arrived, turning loose millions of Vault Dwellers onto the new wasteland of Boston’s Commonwealth for the first time. My official review of <i>Fallout 4</i> ran yesterday, so you can read that if you want to know my thoughts on the game’s quality.<p>But now I want to focus on a few …

Ammunition

Here's how to get unlimited adhesive in Fallout 4

You don't have to dwell in <i>Fallout 4</i>'s wasteland for long to realize that the most valuable commodity isn't caps ... it's glue. More specifically, it's adhesive, and you need it for almost every modification you'll create — and there ain't a whole heck of a lot of it scattered throughout irradiated …

Watch a telling, hilarious deleted scene from The Martian

Just when you think you've seen everything Matt Damon has to offer in <i>The Martian</i>, he goes and massages the "chem cam."<p>In a deleted scene shared on Twitter Thursday night by author Andy Weir, Damon's character in the movie, botanist Mark Watney, can be seen conducting various research on the food …

How does base building work in XCOM 2?

XCOM feels more confident this time around. I kept thinking that as I quizzed Garth DeAngelis, the XCOM 2 Senior Producer over at Firaxis Games. We …

A Witcher primer: What you need to know to play The Witcher 3 | Polygon

THE TALE SO FAR<p>What follows are plot synopsis of the first two games designed to help you prepare for <i>Wild Hunt</i> without getting too deep into the breadth and plot complexity of the game. It will help you understand, as a new player, the decisions you'll be asked to recall in the third game because, …

How to replace your worn out PlayStation 4 thumbsticks | Polygon

When the PlayStation 4 launched in late 2013 many outlets, including Polygon, heaped praise on its newly redesigned controller, called the DualShock 4. But after a year and a half of steady use, many owners are suffering from torn rubber thumbsticks — a design flaw whereby the solid plastic core of …