Elder Scrolls Online players will head to Skyrim to vanquish vampires

Elder Scrolls Online players will head to Skyrim to vanquish vampires

The Elder Scrolls Online players will be heading to Skyrim this spring to deal with a pesky vampire problem.

Vampires are causing problems in western Skyrim, and it will be up to The Elder Scrolls Online players to deal with the menace.
Coming in June, the Greymoor expansion will take you to the land of the ice and snow and the midnight sun where the hot springs flow. Okay, maybe there isn’t a midnight sun or any hot springs – that we know of – but you get my reference.
One of the locations you will visit in the expansion is Blackreach, a large Dwemer city located in a massive underground cavern. This area is expanded from what you may have played in Skyrim, and while underground, you will fight monsters led by a Vampire Lord and also unlock the secrets to the year-long “Dark Heart of Skyrim” storyline.
The Dark Heart of Skyrim is a year-long interconnected adventure that will span four updates:  the free prologue quest, Harrowstorm DLC dungeon pack, the Greymoor Chapter, the August DLC dungeon pack, and the November Story DLC.

You can also expect new world events and gameplay systems with the updates. The Greymoor chapter will find you group up with other players as you did with dragon attacks, to take on the magical Harrowstorms terrorizing the land.
Additionally, you will travel all over Tamriel to recover lost artifacts with the new Antiquities system which will help you uncover the land’s hidden history while unlocking all sorts of neat rewards.
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First teased during The Game Awards 2019, the Harrowstorm dungeon DLC will release first. It contains Icereach which is located in the Sea of Ghosts, and the Unhallowed Grave burial site. Shortly after is when you can expect the free prologue quest to open up, then the Greymoor chapter will land May 18 on PC and Mac, and June 2 on PS4 and Xbox One.

Here’s more on Greymoor:

A gigantic new zone, Western Skyrim, and within it, the deep and dark Blackreach cavern. Combined, this is ESO’s largest zone yet.
An epic main story quest line with around 30 hours of new adventures that ties into the Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long adventure, plus tons of new side quests and exploration
Antiquities: this new system features two skill lines and will challenge players to travel beyond Western Skyrim and across Tamriel to recover lost artifacts to uncover the world’s hidden history and unlock powerful and fun rewards for all types of players
A challenging new 12-player Trial: Kyne’s Aegis
New World Events: Harrowstorms
A vast amount of unique Delves, Public Dungeons, and standalone quests, as well as a host of performance updates and quality-of-life improvements

Lots to look forward to.

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DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT Is Now Available For Xbox One

DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT Is Now Available For Xbox One

Product Info:
Developer: CyberConnect2
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO 
Website: DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT
Twitter:  @CC2MTL / @BandaiNamcoUS / @dragonballz
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GI Show — Xbox Series X, Temtem, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and Visions of N’Zoth

GI Show — Xbox Series X, Temtem, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and Visions of N’Zoth

On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, I am joined by Dan Tack and Brian Shea to discuss a wide variety of topics, including game delays, Xbox Series X plans, Temtem, the Pokémon Sword & Shield expansion pass, and the new Visions of N’Zoth content update for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. Alex Stadnik is this week’s super producer.

This week we have a special guest for our community email segment. Nolan Filter donated to our Extra Life stream this year to appear on the show. He fits right in as we chat about a lot of game stuff and find out that he is also a game developer. So here is a plug for his studio Up At Night Games. 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show’s intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Delayed Games: 1:35

Xbox Exclusives: 4:37

PlayStation Back Button: 21:59

TemTem: 26:26

Pokémon Expansions: 33:12

World of Warcraft: Visions of N’Zoth: 42:09

Sony’s E3 Plans: 1:32:43

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Discover the Dark Heart of Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, Coming June 2 to Xbox – Xbox Wire

Discover the Dark Heart of Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, Coming June 2 to Xbox – Xbox Wire

For the first time since The Elder Scrolls Online’s launch, Tamriel’s adventurers will be able explore the snow-covered lands of Skyrim once again with the announcement of an all-new chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor. This new chapter, coming to Xbox One on June 2, is a major part of the brand-new Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long story that begins with the Harrowstorm dungeon DLC in March and continues throughout the entire year.

Now available for pre-purchase on the Microsoft Store, Greymoor takes you to the region of Western Skyrim. Not only will this new zone allow you to explore the cold wilderness that surrounds the city of Solitude, but it also provides an opportunity to explore the massive underground region of Blackreach. Whatever your experience was with this part of Tamriel during your adventures in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you’ll find the Western Skyrim of ESO, some 1,000 years before the events of TESV, a familiar but different land from the one you’ve explored previously, filled with new quests, delves, world bosses, and more.

In this new chapter, you will take part in a massive year-long story and help the besieged Nords investigate the emergence of horrific supernatural events called harrowstorms. Monstrous vampires and other dark beasts have emerged from the depths below Solitude, and it is up to you to put a stop to these dark events and discover the ancient evil at their heart.

This new chapter also introduces a new system, Antiquities, that allows you to scry and uncover ancient relics from all over the continent. As a would-be archeologist, you shall unearth fantastic new items and collectibles in your quest to discover Tamriel’s hidden history.

As part of the Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long adventure, the story you experience in the Greymoor chapter (and the Harrowstorm DLC before it) will be a part of a major storyline that continues throughout the entirety of 2020. Of course, Greymoor’s storyline is a complete adventure in its own right, and how you choose to play each new release in 2020 is entirely up to you!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor is now available for pre-purchase on the Microsoft Store, and it includes both Standard and Collector’s Editions (that have additional digital items) as well as Upgrade versions for those who already own the ESO base game. Don’t forget Xbox Game Pass members: You already have access to the Elder Scrolls Online base game! If you pre-purchase Greymoor, you’ll also receive bonus in-game items and collectibles, including instant access to the Holdbreaker Warhorse mount.

An ancient evil has awoken beneath the frozen lands of Western Skyrim, and an epic new year-long adventure beckons to Tamriel’s champions. It’s time to face the darkness that now marches forth from Blackreach — Skyrim needs heroes!

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Release Date and Everything You Need To Know | Green Man Gaming

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Release Date and Everything You Need To Know | Green Man Gaming

Maybe you’re wondering about the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot release date, maybe it’s just what platforms it’s coming to, and maybe you just want to know which characters will be making an appearance. No matter what the questions you have are, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to break down everything we know about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, so you can await the full release fully-armed with information. 
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Release Date and characters

Well, the good news is that you don’t have long to wait for this game to release, in fact, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases on January 17th. It follows along with the story of the anime itself, and while we don’t know exactly how far it’ll go, we’ve seen footage showing off everything up to and including the Buu Saga, which means it could well be the entirety of the monstrous series. 
The good news is that this is the first RPG game we’ve had in a long time for the series. So, rather than just punching everyone in the face, you’ll get to find out a bit more about why, and even do things like leveling up and messing around with stats.
Not only that but the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot characters list seems to be pretty extensive too. Not all of them are playable though, with some being support characters or NPCs. We know you get to control characters other than Goku though, so you can expect to play as a few other fan-favorites. Not only that but there is even a brand-new character who’s been designed by series creator Akira Toriyama. They look a lot like a female version of Jeice from the legendary Ginyu force. So, bright orange skin, and white hair, not only does she look the part, but she used to be a member of the Ginyu Force, before leaving because they spend too much time posing. You can see a lot of this information shown off in the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot trailer. 
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot PC, PS4, and Xbox One

That’s right, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Plus, they’ll all be releasing on the same day, which means you won’t have to wait around because of pesky exclusivity. Hopefully, we’ll be able to install ahead of time, which means you’ll be able to play as soon as the game unlocks. 
There have been rumours going around about how long it’ll take to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot too, and it seems to be somewhere around 30-100 hours, all depending on just how much of the world you want to see. So, there should be an absurd amount of side content to find and items to collect. Some of these will upgrade your characters, while others will probably just be cosmetic. Given the size of the game, it should keep fans happy for a long time to come. Well, that’s it, that’s everything you need to know about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
Check out the trailers below and head over to the Green Man Gaming Community Site to see what all our gamers have to say.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Trailers

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Horizon: Zero Dawn may reportedly be heading to PC this year

Horizon: Zero Dawn may reportedly be heading to PC this year

Like many of you, I’ve never felt the impact of a steel bow pierce cyborg velociraptor flesh. I’ve never climbed one of Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s whopping great brontosaurus with a flying saucer for a head. No, I’ve only watched our oft-absent PlayStation-owning flatmate steal through the tall grass, watching from the doorway, thinking “cor, that looks alright.”
Horizon: Zero Dawn was going to be one of those nifty-looking console games I’d begrudgingly accepted I’d never play. But that might not be the case for much longer. Earlier today, Kotaku reported that Guerrilla Games’ open-world dino-hunter could appear on PC as soon as this year, according to three anonymous sources “familiar with Sony’s plans”.
Of course, Sony has yet to make an official statement on the matter. Right now, I recommend taking all this with a pinch of salt.
For those not in the know – Horizon: Zero Dawn is a 2017 open-world romp for the PlayStation 4. It’s the future, humanity’s starting over from scratch in insular tribes, and there’s a nasty bunch of cyborg dinosaurs trotting all over the shop, acting like they own the place. With techno-tribal matriarchal societies and trap-based hunting, there’s some proper neat stuff lurking under more familiar open-world trappings.
Sources told Kotaku they “expect to see the game on both Steam and the Epic Games Store when it launches”, even if those stores haven’t been entirely confirmed. The report also claims there’s good incentive to port it – a PC port would be an opportunity for Guerrilla to “show off [their] technical chops”, offering a version of Horizon that isn’t capped at 30 frames-per-second. That’s a fair bet – it’s a gorgeous looking thing, even if it brings Sony’s big electric rhombus to a crawl.
It’s not an impossible suggestion. Sony have loosened up with the PC ports lately, with some venerable PlayStation exclusive developers finding a home on PC. For better or worse, delightfully dislikeable Quantic Dreams titles like Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls have made their way to PC. Meanwhile, Kojima Productions’ star-studded walk ’em up Death Stranding is due for delivery later this year.
But as Kotaku note, Guerrilla Games are a different beast entirely, being wholly owned by Sony. Horizon heading to PC would be a notable shift in strategy for the company. Sony haven’t released a first-party game funded and developed by the publisher outside of the PlayStation platform since it began in 1994 – ignoring PC-exclusive MMO efforts like EverQuest. It would also be Guerrilla’s first non-PlayStation game since they were acquired by Sony 15 years ago.
The times, though, they are a-changing. Xbox have embraced the cold, LED-tinted grasp of the home computer in recent years, extending Game Pass to PC and putting all of the Halos on Steam.
Whether Sony are starting to feel the pressure or not, the prospect of some PC-powered raptor hunting is fine by me. Of course, this could all be wishful rumour and nonsense. We’ll keep you posted.

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