Kaylee Kuah
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It’s only been a couple of weeks (two to be exact) since Genshin Impact‘s last update. Version 1.2 gave us a brand new map with accompanying story quests in the icy land of Dragonspine. As well as the introduction of the 5-star Geo sword wielder Albedo. If you missed that update be sure to check out our everything you need to know about version 1.2 here.

Now comes the second part of that update with the introduction of a new 5-star character banner featuring Ganyu.


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Hades from Supergiant Games was one of the breakout games of last year. Not only was the gameplay addicting and fastpaced but the world and depth of the main cast sold a wonderful story. The Greek pantheon has been used quite a bit in recent years for some spectacular gaming. But you haven’t seen it portrayed quite like this.

Watch out for mild spoilers.

ZAGREUS


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Welcome back to part two of our 2020 games highlight! If you missed part one earlier be sure to read that over here. All the games are in no particular order so you can read it now or later. The games also have no particular outstanding genre so there’ll definitely be something for everyone.

I love doing these lists because I feel these are games that deserve to be highlighted. Or games that maybe didn’t get enough of a shout out because they were made by small studios or they were just a smaller experience. In all of this though you can see the amount of heart and work that has been put in. And it’s great to see them all in a roundup like this. …


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It’s 2021. A bright new dawn awaits us, or so we hope. And while the world is ablaze with the pandemic and the repercussions that followed. Everyone itching to go out and not stay at home. Gamers were all too happy to take the opportunity to play all the latest releases that came our way in 2020. But amidst all the news of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S launch, Cyberpunk 2077 getting delayed and then launching questionably. There were some games that slid under the radar. So we’re here to showcase some bright spots of light that you may have missed last year. …


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Wonder Woman 1984 is the reason to renew that HBO Max subscription after you cancelled it while watching Game of Thrones Season 8. Time jumping several decades from the first Wonder Woman set in 1918, the film stars the gorgeous Gal Gadot in her role as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman.

The movie has already broken HBO streaming records since its release on Christmas Day. And whether you liked the movie or not we gotta give it to the movie for trying to stay true to their comic book roots. As well as dropping as some wonderful little DC Easter Eggs to find. Some of these are quite nicely hidden or reference an obscure point of comic book lore. …


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Immortals Fenyx Rising takes all the wonderful open-world mechanics of Breath of the Wild and puts it in the mythical world of Greek mythology. With God of War and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey coming out not too long ago you may think that we’d be done with Greek Gods and all their drama. Well, it turns out that’s not entirely true and we’re happy to hit the pantheon once again. Immortals Fenyx Rising takes a much more fun and slightly cartoony approach to being the saviour of the gods and of course builds you a wonderful world to explore.

Life on the Golden isle can be tough. Your brother and all your crewmates have been turned to stone and you need to defeat a big, red demon bloke called Typhon to get everyone back to normal. After reaching the Hall of the Gods there’s a lot that can be done and as usual, we’re here to help. Follow our guide and we’ll have you scaling mountains and toppling Titans in no time. It’s zero to hero, just like that. …


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If you’re on this page then it’s likely you’re a gamer or you’re trying to buy something for that special gamer geek in your life. Either way, we have you covered. From the latest games, collectables and just general memorabilia we have some excellent stocking stuffers and presents that will make any gamer weep with joy. As for myself I’m pretty tempted to just get these for me.

Because most of us aren’t flush with cash we’re avoiding the obvious and obviously expensive ideas. Like the PlayStation 5, a Nintendo Switch or all the latest AAA games. …


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Cyberpunk 2077 is FINALLY HAPPENING! It’s felt like a million years since we were last teased CD Projekt Red’s new title. Although to be fair most of those years was just in this year. But finally, if the video game gods are feeling generous Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in a couple of days on the 10th of December.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been in the works since 2012 and was supposed to originally release this year on April 16th 2020. It was then further delayed to September and now finally it’s coming out in December. The game is CD Projekt Red’s first foray into a title outside of The Witcher franchise. While both games don’t look vastly different from each other they are both story-driven open-world RPGs. One taking place in medieval fantasy land and another in a futuristic sci-fi world. If you haven’t played the original tabletop game Cyberpunk that Cyberpunk 2077 is based on. …


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Genshin Impact is hitting it out of the park with their updates happening every six weeks. Ensuring that I never have any time to play another game. In their largest version 1.1 patch, the game introduced new events, quests and of course characters. We summed up all the characters here in our November character update but were somewhat surprised when Zhongli and Xinyan didn’t make an appearance. Turned out miHoYo was saving them for a second rollout happening tomorrow on December 1st. Sneaky sneaky miHoYo, I guess I’m never starting Godfall.

Tomorrow a new character banner will launch in Genshin Impact that will feature the 5-star Geo character Zhongli. As well as not one, not two but four, four-star claymore wielders Xinyan, Razor and Chongyun. The banner will run from the 1st of December until the 22nd. The event banner is the only time you’ll be able to get Zhongli so start farming and saving those Primogems now. …


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It’s award season for the video game industry and one of the biggest and events is the Golden Joystick Awards. This year there’s been some heavy contenders for the prestigious titles with some unforgettable releases happening this 2020. Voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2020 was open until September 18 and after two months of voting, the winners are here.

While some games achieved worldwide recognition it was The Last of Us Part II that swept the year. Well done Naughty Dog Studios and of course the rest of the games that have won a Golden Joystick Award. Did we agree on all of these winners? Definitely not. But are we going to write about them anyway? …

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Kaylee Kuah

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