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BioShock: How to Unlock the Weapon Specialist Trophy

BioShock: The Collection was free to Playstation Plus members last month and contained the three games of the BioShock series, arguably one of the greatest series in existence. This gave players the opportunity to relive the dystopian city, Rapture, in the hopes of finding an escape from the ungodly madness that this underwater city holds. While the game’s story is still as phenomenal as the day the game dropped, the graphics in BioShock: The Collection now matches the game’s story quality.

For those who are unfamiliar with the game, BioShock throws players into an underwater world of madness. Players play as a character named Jack, who’s plane crashes in an ocean near a small island that has an eerie, small, brick building atop it. Jack makes his way to the island and finds an elevator inside. However, as Jack goes further and further down the elevator, things start to take a turn for the worst. Nothing is what it seems in Rapture, and it’s up to Jack to decide what’s real and what isn’t.

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BioShock gives players handfuls of collectibles to be found throughout each level. Between powering up Plasmids and saving (or devouring) Little Sisters, the game provides players with hours of entertainment and, for those trophy hunters, loads of trophies to unlock and achieve. One of the best trophies to collect is the Weapon Specialist trophy. In order to unlock this (and the five weapon-related trophies that come before), players are to locate each Power to the People station. However, finding the stations themselves can prove to be a bit tricky. Luckily, the search for the Power to the People stations does not have to be too arduous!

In total, there is twelve Power to the People stations for players to find. There are a mere six guns within the game, and each weapon has two upgrades possible at these stations. Each time a Power to the People station is used, it permanently shuts down, leaving players to search for another station elsewhere. In order for the Weapons Specialist trophy to be unlocked, players must find all twelve of these exclusive stations. Here is a simple breakdown of where to find each station and when the player runs across it!

Note: This guide does contain a few spoilers. Just a warning if new players want to play spoiler-free.

Neptune’s Bounty

The first upgrade station is found on the bottom floor of the Freezer. Enter Fontaine Fisheries, go straight until players hit a T-intersection, face right, and head down the stairs. Keep going down until Jack can’t go any lower, and the Power to the People station will be right in front of him.

Arcadia

The next Power to the People station is located in the Tree Farm on the Arcadia floor.  The Tree Farm is fairly easy to find, as Jack has to pass through it during the story. On the way to the Farmer’s Market and after entering the Tree Farm, keep an eye on the hand left side. The Power to the People station will be slightly backset and between two pillars on the wall.

A third Power to the People Station is found within the Farmer’s Market. In order to reach this station, players will need to search the Winery Cellar Bottom Floor. Head down a handful of flights of wooden stairs until Jack reaches the bottom. Then, head straight ahead to find the station. It will be partially submerged in a pool of water.

Fort Frolic

The Power to the People stations four and five are both located in the Fort Frolic area. The fourth station is within Le Marquis D’Epoque’s area of the Cocktail Lounge. Upon entering Le Marquis D’Epoque, head straight and go down the stairs. Once players find a U-Invent machine ahead, go right and then turn right. Keep going straight then make a quick left to see a room filled with cigars. Alongside the cigars will be a  Power to the People machine.

The fifth station will be found in Sinclair Spirits. Enter the room and turn left, there should be water falling from the ceiling with a door behind it. In order to access the door, head towards the counter on the opposite side of the room. Behind the counter should be a button. Press the button to access the door, then head downstairs. The machine should be right in front of players. However, players should be warned: after using this machine, the eerie stations should start coming to life and attacking the player. The Plastered Splicers do not make any sound and attack in complete silence.

While in Fort Frolic, it’s important to remember to let Stephen Cohen live. While the player does have the option to kill Cohen now, this will later block players from getting the ninth Power to the People station. Let Cohen live, for now, and kill him later.

Hephaestus

The sixth Power to the People station is in Hephaestus Core. This station is located across from the Gatherer’s Garden on the southwest corner of the core.

The seventh Power to the People station is in Kyburz’ Office. Players will need a key code to enter the room. Had to the back of the room, the station will be against the wall to the left of Kyburz’ desk.

Olympus Heights

The eighth Power to the People station is on the ground floor of Mercury Suites. This station is nestled on the back of the center pillar. This station is on the opposite side of the elevator doors.

Hopefully, players let Cohen live and can get the ninth Power to the People station. This station is in Sander Cohen’s apartment. Upon entering, players will see a few splicers dancing in the room. Kill them to make Cohen come out of hiding and attack you. This is the players’ chance to get revenge for what he made Jack do! Take Cohen out and search his body to find a key. This key will give players access to Cohen’s secret apartment and access to the ninth Power to the People station.

Apollo Square

This station is located in Hestia Chambers fourth floor. To access the fourth floor, players will need to head to the top of the staircase. The machine is located in a second room within Atlas’s Headquarters.

Point Prometheus

The eleventh Power to the People station is in the main hall, behind the body of a Rosie. The station is fairly easy to spot as players leave the bathysphere station.

Finally, the last Power to the People station is in the Optimized Eugenics area. Players should locate the Eugenic Analysis station, which will have a few turrets inside. However, in the back of the room not he left side is the last station.

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BioShock: The Collection is now available on Playstation, Xbox One, and PC.


2020-03-21 16:35:01

Leijah Petelka

Kingdom Hearts 3: How to Get 12 Million Points on Verum Rex (Centurion Trophy)

Kingdom Hearts 3‘s elusive bronze “Centurion” trophy requires a massive 12 million point total. Here is how to achieve it. During your first visit to the Toy Story world, players are thrown into the fictional video game world of Verum Rex by a Young Xehanort. Here in Verum Rex, Sora can take over Giga Mechs and deal some serious damage to the enemies. After completing your first visit of Toy Box, the player now has the ability to return back to the world and re-enter Verum Rex: Beat of Lead at their own pace.

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Verum Rex was introduced to the player by Toy Story’s Rex as an exciting action JRPG starring Yozora, a very close look-a-like to the Final Fantasy 15 protagonist, Noctis. Throughout the Toy Box world playthrough, Verum Rex is littered throughout the world with posters on the walls and an entire game shop dedicating full shelves of copies of the game. Rex even makes a connection between Sora and Yozora, pointing out how similar the characters look. Through some sort of reality-magic, Young Xehanort tosses Sora into the game world of Verum Rex and he must use the power of the Giga’s and his Keyblade to escape.

Go back to Toy Box and head into Galaxy Toys. Once inside, head up to the third floor and enter the Game Store. A gaming display in the back of the store will have “Verum Rex: Beat of Lead” on the screen. Interacting with the controller allows Sora to enter the world of Verum Rex. Here in Verum Rex, you are able to unlock the bronze “Centurion” Trophy. In order to unlock the trophy, it’s required to rack a total of 12 million points. The challenge lies in getting the score that high with a set limit total of enemies. defeating enemies. There are score bonuses the player must take advantage of to win.

  • Trap Bonuses: Earned by destroying a Gigas using various traps.
  • Chain Bonus: Earned by destroying multiple opponents within a short time.
  • Prime Bonus: Earned by destroying a special Gigas.

These bonuses can be stacked to help the player get the highest score possible. When the minigame begins, quickly jump into the blue Giga in front of you. Use this Giga and jump left off the edge. Begin to jump and use Danger Dash to make way towards a purple Giga on cargo crate. The purple Giga does more damage overall, making it much easier to take out enemies. The key thing here is to maintain a chain between each defeated Giga. If there is too much time between kills, the chain will be broken. Use the purple Giga and take out the glass floor to drop the Gigas into an electric floor trap. If there’s one Giga left to deal with, wait until others spawn before taking it out to keep the chain. Maintain that chain by slowly taking out the other Gigas around you with your blaster. This should complete the first wave.

The second wave, shoot the Gigas spawning on the left. This gives time for other Gigas to get closer to defeat them. Rinse and repeat. Use the bombs on the map and the blaster to defeat the Gigas with the multipliers. In the third and final wave, only one Giga will spawn. This one is much stronger than the others. Keep some distance and damage it using the blaster. After defeating it, the score will display. If it’s not over 12 million, try again. Knowing where they’ll spawn is the most important thing to learn through trial and error.

In the situation where the purple Giga is destroyed, use a different purple Giga only if it’s nearby. If not, retry and play more defensively in the next attempt. The purple Giga is the best bet at maintaining the chain. The “Centurion” trophy is known to be one of the more challenging trophies in Kingdom Hearts 3. Achieve that 12 million point score and the trophy is yours.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is available on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.


2020-01-29 02:01:35

Sky Flores

DWTS Winner Alan Bersten Cuddles with His Mirror Ball Trophy

Winner of this years’ Dancing with the Stars alongside his partner Hannah Brown, Alan Bersten revealed that he cuddles with his Mirror Ball trophy at night before going to sleep. The zealous dancer has had nothing but great things to say about his experience on the ABC dance competition show.

Dancing With the Stars’ season 28 was one for the history books as the contestants strutted their stuff and fame under the bright lights of center stage. This year’s list consisted of The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Karamo Brown from Queer Eye, model Christie Brinkley, singer Lauren Alaina, Ray Lewis, pop star Ally Brooke, NBA player Lamar Odom, and Sean Spicer. The season got off to a rocky start with a couple of serious injury’s which included Christie Brinkley being replaced by her daughter and severe controversy surrounding the casting of Spicer.

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Pro dancer, Bersten still can not believe that he won the Mirrorball trophy with his celebrity partner Hannah Brown. Throughout the entirety of Season 28, the dancer blogged about his experience on the show from being matched up with his dance partner to the very last episode where he won the whole competition. According to ET the last blog entry the professional shared was how he would like to stay in touch with Brown. He even jokingly told his readers that he sleeps with the trophy at night.

The couple had worked very hard throughout the season to make their dream of winning a reality. Even though Bersten has had some time off to process their journey he still can not believe that he came out on top. In the interview, he made sure to thank his supporters and family and noted that he was given an amazing opportunity to show off his talents. The professional dancer gave a shout out to his Dancing With the Stars partner telling her that he was thankful that she always did her best and never gave up.

For Bersten being up on the dance stage felt like home the entire season and he still can not form words for how it made him feel. He joked that he felt as if it was all a dream and admitted that he and Brown were very lucky that they could be a part of such an amazing moment. Even though fans may be sad that the season has now ended they can look forward to Dancing With the Stars – Live Tour 2020 that will start in January. Fans of the show can go see their favorite dance partners live on stage and watch as they recreate their special dances.

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Source: ET


2019-12-07 03:12:11

Jennifer O'Brien

Black Ops 4 Beginners Guide: How to Play (& Win) in Zombies Mode

The release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 brings with it a variety of different gameplay options for players. Although plenty of eyes seem to be on the title’s battle royale mode, Blackout, the traditional multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch are still available. Also returning is the franchise’s Zombies game mode, this time with more options than ever before.

Indeed, Zombies is something of a different beast this time around. The mode comes complete with three maps, with two of them on the expansive side to boot. As such, new players might find it a little bit daunting, particularly given the intricacies of the game mode in comparison to some of the more simplistic elements of Call of Duty.

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Thankfully, new players can get a head start thanks to this guide. Read on to learn how to play Zombies mode, as well as some good strategies to help get that first win in what can be a tense and difficult part of Call of Duty.

What’s New In Zombies Mode?

This time around, Zombies is huge, with three different scenarios to choose from. Two of these revolve around Scarlett Rhodes and her band of misfits, with Voyage of Despair taking place aboard an RMS Titanic that had to handle a zombie threat alongside hitting an iceberg, while IX takes the team back in time to face gladiatorial combat in a Roman coliseum. Alongside this, there’s also the option to play Blood of the Dead, with the return of Richtofen, Dempsey, Takeo, and Nikolai.

Within that, the core gameplay loop remains the same. Survive waves of the zombie horde, unlocking areas of the map as and when the points are available, as the fight gets progressively tougher and tougher. This time around, though, it’s fair to say that the levels feel a little more maze-like and expansive, so make sure to be aware of the surroundings at all times to stop from getting stuck in a bottleneck.

Prioritize Your Points

As always, using points effectively is extremely important in Zombies. First and foremost, opening up areas of the map is a given, but more pressing is how the player uses their points towards perks and weapons. Although in early waves things like shotguns and pistols are all well and good, it’s important to aim to get weapons that have a faster fire rate and (most importantly) a faster reload rate as the game progresses. As such, look to weapons like the Spitfire or GKS to be most effective.

It’s also very important to improve the power of weapons as the game goes on. The most obvious way to do this is to keep returning to the Pack-a-Punch Machines once available, which give a 25% boost with each use. This does come at a considerable cost of 2,500 points per use, but it’s an undeniable way to get that firepower up.

Keep Moving

Staying static for too long in Zombies this time around is a recipe for disaster, as there is always the very real threat of being overrun by the horde. Whereas previous games could work with players cementing a position with a strong defensive line, at least for early portions of the game it’s recommended to keep moving. Not only does it avoid the issue of getting stuck in one place, but it also will keep players refreshed when it comes to where the different unlock options are in the map.

Keeping space from zombies is important for reasons other than this, too. Should one member of the team fall, they’ll have to be revived, and with a slightly longer revive time in Black Ops 4 it’s more vital than ever to have enough room to revive a teammate without having chunks taken out by an unseen zombie. This is particularly true when it comes to those special zombies that attack, so always keep an eye out.

Use Your Perks

In Black Ops 4‘s Zombies mode, players are able to use class customization for the first time. This isn’t just there for show, either, as a good grasp of what perks are available and how to use them can make the difference between success and failure. What’s more, the perks that can be chosen can actually work well for a variety of different play styles.

Those who want both power and speed could choose the likes of Deadshot Dealer, which automatically targets the zombie’s head when aiming down the sights, as well as Stamin-Up for a permanent boost to movement speed. Meanwhile, the frost explosion created by Winter’s Wail and the increased ammunition of Bandolier Bandit work well for those whose last stand may come from a more secure position. In essence, it comes down to how an individual best plays the game, and it’s good to have a variety of perks in the team to make the most of these options.

Work Together

As always, teamwork is the key to having an easier run of things in Zombies. Although it’s possible to play the game solo, this is always a challenge, and to help with this there are now bots to play with. Even so, it’s best to play with other human players, and as such taking on the game as a team of four is recommended.

It’s not just a matter of getting other human beings involved in the zombie slaughter, however. Working together cooperatively is key; don’t stray too far from one another, watch out for any fallen that need reviving, and potentially coordinate the perks used to make sure that everyone has bases covered for any eventuality. That way, the team should be set for what the game throws at them.

With these tips in mind, players should now have a solid framework to build on to get through the game’s Zombies mode. Whether taking a trip back in time to arena combat or trying to fight off zombified versions of Jack and Rose, Zombies is always a challenge for players, but with this guidance in mind players should be able to have a fighting chance of beating the supernatural threat.

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2018-10-14 02:10:08 – Rob Gordon

Assassin’s Creed: 20 Things Only Experts Know How To Do In Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – the latest installment in Ubisoft’s wildly popular video game franchise – has finally landed on shelves. Set in Ancient Greece, Odyssey gives players the opportunity to assume the role of a mercenary from either Athens or Sparta, and to take part in a mythology-infused recreation of the Peloponnesian War.

The game features an even greater emphasis on the RPG elements first introduced in its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and boasts multiple endings that are triggered by the player’s actions. Odyssey also sees the return of the controversial Hitbox combat engine which debuted in Origins – albeit in a significantly enhanced form. Thanks to these and other challenging core mechanics – not to mention the daunting size of the game’s virtual environment – Odyssey should prove suitably tough for more casual gamers. But for seasoned veterans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise? Not so much.

Indeed, gamers who have followed the series since the very first entry way back in 2007 aren’t likely to struggle. On the contrary, we expect them to flourish, putting to good use the skills and knowledge they’ve gleaned from the past 11 games in the series – not to mention the six spin-off entries – to finish the main quest in record time.  This will leave them free to start focusing on tracking down Odyssey’s hidden Easter eggs, secret areas, and other bonus content clueless rookies don’t have a chance of tracking down unaided.

Here’s a list of 20 Things Only Experts Know How To Do In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

20 Find The Legend Of Zelda Easter Egg

Of all the many classic video game franchises, few are as unanimously beloved by both gamers and developers alike as The Legend of Zelda series. The team at Ubisoft clearly rank amongst this iconic Nintendo series’ admirers – as the easter egg they tucked away in Odyssey proves.

In a tip of the hat to the most recent Zelda instalment, Breath of the Wild, a Korok – a small humanoid figure made out of clay, flower petals and twigs – can be found on the Pandora’s Cove coastline. Although this hidden tribute is now the most well-known Easter egg in the game, experts had no trouble tracking it down on their own within mere days of Odyssey’s release!

19 Achieve The Secret Ending

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey marks a dramatic change in direction for the franchise – from purely action/adventure outings to something closer to an action/RPG hybrid. This is reflected in how important the player’s actions are to the game’s overall narrative, and in particular, how that narrative reaches its climax.

Indeed, what the player decides to do – or just as importantly, say – will determine how events unfold next, and ultimately determine which of the game’s multiple endings they achieve.

Most players should be able to reach at least one ending.

If you complete every side quest and make all of the right decisions to unlock the secret, ultra ending, ensuring the best possible finale for your mercenary.

18 Visit Atlantis

As soon as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Ancient Greece setting was announced, fans immediately began speculating over whether the fabled lost city of Atlantis would be part of its virtual environment. The good news is that Ubisoft hasn’t missed a trick, and Atlantis does indeed count among the many sunken locations scattered across the game’s humongous map. The bad news? It’s highly likely that only experts will be capable of uncovering the most eagerly anticipated (not to mention coolest) secret area in Odyssey.

The steps involved are extremely taxing, requiring players to traverse treacherous terrain, solve fiendish riddles posed by the Sphinx and dispatch a bevy of mythological horrors like Medusa, the Cyclops and the Minotaur!

17 Recruit Legendary NPCs Early

Over the course of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, players can enlist NPCs to serve as crew members aboard their ship, the Adrestia. Recruiting a high calibre crew is a great way to upgrade the Adrestia – so the trick is to bring legendary NPCs into the fold. Casual gamers will wait until they unlock these characters by completing quests, however experts are aware of a hidden mechanic that speeds up the whole process.

There’s a less publicized gameplay mechanic which enables you to recruit legendary NPCs by defeating them in combat using non-lethal takedowns.

Better yet, once your ship’s roster is made up entirely of legendary NPCs, you unlock the “Argonauts” trophy, too!

16 Regain The Cyclops Eye

One of the most frustrating moments in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey arrives early on, when you’re forced to give up the Cyclops’ Eye during Sequence 1. It’s not exactly the most classy of disposals, either: to put it bluntly, you squeeze it up the rear end of a poor, unsuspecting goat. If you’re scratching your head over this last revelation, then just trust us: it makes sense at the time!

Rookies will write off the Eye as a lost cause, but experts up to speed on the game’s secrets won’t give up so quickly. By engaging in an exhaustive goat-hunting expedition in Kephallonia, they’ll recover this valuable artifact, earning the dubious “Stink Eye” achievement, as well.

15 Change Their Ship’s Figurehead

Long-time fans of the series will recall that in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you could easily customize your ship’s decorative figurehead as part of the normal upgrade process. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that carries over to Odyssey – and only expert players are likely to work out the secret method of doing this.

For starters, you need to defeat a boss – not exactly a walk in the park itself, by the way – and then behead them.

Once this has been take care of, if you scroll through the inventory of ship upgrade options, you’ll see your new souvenir listed. Select it, and voila! The Adrestia will have itself a brand new (and rather creepy) figurehead!

14 Track Down All Of The Cultist Clues

The underlying mythology of the Assassin’s Creed franchise incorporates several shadowy organisations – and Odyssey is no exception. The latest entry in the series introduces the nefarious Cult of Kosmos, and players aiming to get the most out of game’s story need to track down and eliminate key members of the group. In order to do so, they’ll have to swap their mercenary’s helmet for their detective’s cap, as the cultists’ whereabouts are only revealed by clues sprinkled through Odyssey’s sprawling Ancient Greece setting.

Some of these hints can be uncovered with little effort, whereas others will prove elusive to all but the most seasoned of gamers!

On the plus side, all of this running around pays off, as only players who chase down every single cultist will get to experience the game’s whole story.

13 Unlock Evie Frye

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – the ninth video game in the main series – is headlined by twins Jacob and Evie Frye. Of the two siblings, Evie is arguably the more memorable – which is probably why she’s an unlockable character in Odyssey. Now, before you get too excited, bear in mind that Evie is a legendary NPC, so you won’t get to play as her directly.

Still, it’s incredibly cool to recruit her as a crew member on your ship, provided you’re an Ubisoft Club member with enough XP to afford her. See, unlocking Evie requires players to part with 7,500 XP in exchange for the “Master Assassin” badge, which only long-time fans of the franchise will have amassed!

12 Access Battle Royale Mode

Battle royale games like Fortnite and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds are currently the hottest thing on the block. Making the most of modern online multiplayer capabilities, games in this genre pit a pack of players against each other in thrilling, last-man-standing contests.

Obviously, this stands in stark contrast to the single-player, open world experience offered by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – until experts stumble across the “Call to Arms” sidequest. Found by scouring the island of Melos, this mission – which requires skilled players to wipe out 99 consecutive enemies – represents a thinly-veiled attempt by Ubisoft to acknowledge (or should that be “cash in on”?) the popularity of the battle royale genre!

11 Find The Black Panther Easter Egg

Black Panther is currently the second highest grossing film of 2018, and with that success comes a considerable fanbase, too. At least some of the developers at Ubisoft fall within that category, if the Black Panther Easter egg included in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is anything to go by. As experts will have no doubt already discovered, the game contains a fairly faithful recreation of Black Panther’s two most notable scenes: the duels that occur at the base of a waterfall.

This is staged at the Gortyn Waterfall, where players can first spectate on the melee using Eagle Vision.

That’s not all, though: it’s also possible to clamber up the cliff where the fight is going down, and actually confront the pair of brawlers yourself!

10 Discover Sam Fisher’s Goggles

So far we’ve focused solely on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Ancient Greece setting – which disregards the fact that certain sections of the game are set in a present day safe house. Anyone unfamiliar with the franchise’s convoluted (some would say downright insane) science fiction elements, just trust us when we say that this does make sense.

Regardless of whether or not you buy into this more far-fetched aspect of the Assassin’s Creed mythology, there are multiple Easter eggs to dig up during these segments. Not all of these relate to the franchise either – just ask the experts who’ve unearthed the iconic, three-lensed night vision goggles worn by Sam Fisher, the protagonist of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell games!

9 Stumble Across The Sword In The Stone

The team at Ubisoft has done a remarkable job of recreating an utterly convincing (albeit wildly fantastical) rendition of Ancient Greece in Odyssey. This awesome attention to detail is reflected in almost every aspect of the virtual environment, particularly the character and weapon design. We say “almost”, because at least one item experts will undoubtedly come across whilst roaming the game map definitely does not fit the time period depicted: the Sword in the Stone from Arthurian legend. Fortunately, this gag is an intentional mistake on the developer’s part.

Unfortunately, you can’t remove this legendary blade from its Lakonia resting place.

That’s a real shame: historical accuracy be damned – there’s always a place for Excalibur in our armory!

8 Locate The Rabbid Figure

Another easter egg squirrelled away in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s modern era safe house setting, the Rabbid figure is hard to spot if players blitz through these sequences. However, experts tend to favor a more methodical approach – even when confronted by the franchise’s moments of less than engaging gameplay.

These long-time campaigners will cast their eyes over every inch of the safe house, which means snooping around each room, no matter how empty it appears to be. This will eventually lead them to the shelves of a particularly untidy room. Here, they’ll spy the Rabbid toy – a cute shout-out to Ubisoft’s all-ages Rayman franchise, accompanied by a line of dialogue (“Bwaah?”) associated with these bunny-like characters.

7 Acquire The Epic Unicorn Skin

It doesn’t matter what mythology we’re talking about: unicorns are invariably treated as an incredibly rare species. Certainly, this carries over to the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, where players can indeed transform their horse into one of these awe-inspiring creatures – provided they can get their hands on a unicorn pelt.

They sport an eye-watering 6,400 Drachmae price tag!

Rookies who are feeling flush will plump for either the Black Unicorn or undeniably amazing (though sadly, non-flying) Pegasus skins, purchased with real-world cash from the Ubisoft Store. On the other hand, genuine experts prefer to earn their keep, and will trawl merchant stalls for the appropriately named, randomly-spawing Epic Unicorn skin, which leaves rainbow hoof prints.

6 Home Town Pride

The developers of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey hail from Ubisoft’s Montreal headquarters, based in Quebec. Like the citizens of any city or town, these guys and gals are proud of the place they call home – so much so that they managed to sneak a Quebec-related easter egg into the game!

It’s something that will almost certainly go unnoticed by less observant gamers, but experienced players – the type of people who scan the entire game environment for secret material – will discover a travel magazine whilst rifling through the safe house. The destination this mag is promoting? Why, Quebec, of course! True, it’s not exactly the most exciting bonus content in Odyssey, but it’s a nice touch all the same.

5 Put The Arena Spikes To Good Use

A key trait which separates veteran Assassin’s Creed players from newcomers is the willingness of the former to experiment with their surroundings. Take the spikes that dotted around the Arena in Odyssey.

Rookies will probably dismiss these as mere set dressing and completely ignore them once the fighting breaks out.

Don’t expect experts to make the same mistake, though. Already clued up on just how interactive the game worlds in the franchise can be, these gamers will immediately identify the potential for the spikes to deal damage to their opponents. The next thing you know, the edges of the Arena will begin to resemble a shish kebab vendor who trades in skewered would-be gladiatorial champions!

4 Reminisce About The Frye Twins

It turns out Assassin’s Creed Syndicate isn’t the only instalment in the franchise to take place in London – Odyssey does, too. True, the vast majority of the game is set in Ancient Greece, but its modern era sections unfold in London, something that won’t come as a shock to more attentive players.

After all, just by gazing out of the safe house windows, you can take in a decent view of London’s famous skyline, with what tourists would recognize as Big Beg especially prominent. What’s more, if you allow yourself a moment to properly contemplate the sight before your eyes, you’ll even trigger a line of dialogue that references Jacob and Evie Frye, the lead characters in Syndicate!

3 Discover All Of The Underwater Locations

As you might expect from a virtual environment that recreates the entire Aegean Sea, Atlantis isn’t the only submerged area on the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey map.

The ocean floor of Ubisoft’s vision of Ancient Greece is littered with dozens of hidden locations brimming with valuable treasure.

Anyone prepared to embrace their inner Jacques Cousteau will be in for a real treat. That said, given the sheer amount of exploration required to pinpoint all of these sunken locations – fun fact: at 130km², Odyssey’s map is 62% bigger than the already massive world of Origins – we’d wager only experts will visit all of them.

2 Get All Of The Other Endings As Well

Sure, everybody wants to get the best possible Assassin’s Creed Odyssey ending – you know: the super secret, totally awesome one we mentioned earlier. Even so, part of being an expert is also having a completist streak, which is why we think they’ll figure out how to achieve Odyssey’s eight other possible endings, as well.

This might not sound like much, but it’s actually quite a feat, for two main reasons. First of all, this game is absurdly long – the main quest alone clocks in at 40 hours of gameplay – so repeating it again and again is no picnic. Secondly, they’ll need to ensure they get every single word and deed right, in order to arrive at their desired conclusion!

1 Climb Up The Naked Statue

Full disclosure: this entry is unashamedly juvenile in nature, given it revolves around players scaling up a male statue and dangling from part of its anatomy (three guesses which part). Regardless, we’re positive that even the most mature expert will decide to do just that, when they pass by this landmark early on in Odyssey – honestly, it’s just too hard to resist.

You’ll be rewarded for your childish antics if you do.

Performing this act initiates a wry line of dialogue from the player’s mercenary, which just goes to show that Ubisoft definitely predicted this becoming a thing. Although to be honest, they hardly needed the talents of one of Ancient Greece’s oracles to foresee it!

Did we miss out any other things that only experts know how to do in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey? Let us know in the comments!



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2018-10-09 06:10:21 – Leon Miller

Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Trophy List Is Full Of Puns & Comic References

Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the trophy list for Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 game ahead of the game’s official launch. The PlayStation title is one of the most anticipated games of this console generation so far, and the fact that it’s exclusive to one platform hasn’t weighed it down in any way. In fact, it may even contribute to a boost in PS4 sales in the fall and upcoming holiday season, especially with people looking to get the special PS4 Pro version that comes in all red.

The first reviews for Marvel’s Spider-Man went live a few days ago, with the vast majority of critics praising the game’s story and combat, as well as parts of its open world, which contains all of Manhattan Island in New York. Considering that this is Spidey’s first time headlining a triple-A game in years, it makes sense that the developer would give players a lot to do, such as completing various side missions, tasks, and puzzles, not to mention the actual story. And doing all that will result in lots of trophies.

Related: Does Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Have a Post-Credits Scene?

Leading up to Marvel’s Spider-Man launch on PS4, Insomniac and Sony revealed the full trophy list for the game. It includes 1 Platinum Trophy, 2 Gold Trophies, 10 Silver Trophies, and 38 Bronze Trophies. Collecting them all will result in a whopping 1230 points. Here’s the full trophy list for Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 game:

Bronze

  • Amazing Coverage – All Surveillance Towers activated
  • Short Fuse – Get Spectacular Or better in a Taskmaster Bomb Challenge
  • Fists of Fury – Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Combat Challenge
  • R&D – Complete all Research Stations
  • Demon’s Emerge – Complete Act 1
  • The Six Assemble – Complete Act 2
  • End Game – Complete Act 3
  • Science FTW! – Craft 15 Upgrades
  • Knocking Down Kingpin – Defeat Fisk
  • Staying Positive – Defeat Li
  • Grounded – Defeat Electro and Vulture
  • Sting and Smash – Defeat Scorpion and Rhino
  • Shock and Awe – Defeat Shocker
  • Wing It – Traverse across the city rooftops
  • King of Swing – Complete a level 1 Traversal Benchmark
  • And Stay Down! – Complete a level 1 Combat Benchmark
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man – Complete all Side Missions
  • The Scientific Method – Craft your first Upgrade
  • Spider-Sensible – Perfect Dodge 10 attacks
  • Overdrive – Complete 10 Vehicle Takedowns
  • Hero for Higher – Perch atop Avengers Tower
  • Sightseeing – Photograph all Landmarks on the Map
  • Born to Ride – Ride the Subway five times
  • Sticky and Tricky – Chain four unique tricks before landing
  • Arachnophobia – Perform 75 Stealth Takedowns
  • Lost and Found – Collect five Backpacks
  • Spider-Man About Town – Greet 10 citizens
  • Cat’s Out of the Bag – Collect a Black Cat collectible
  • Ace the Base – Complete all objectives in a base
  • Ninja – Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Stealth Challenge
  • Challenge Finder – Complete every Taskmaster Challenge in the city once
  • Tombstone Takedown – Defeat Tombstone
  • Bird Bane – Disturb 500 flocks of pigeons
  • Pigeon Hunter – Catch all of Howard’s Pigeons
  • Hug it Out – Knock together 10 pairs of enemies with Trip Mines
  • With Great Power – Pay respects at Ben Parker’s Grave
  • A Bit of a Fixer-Upper – Complete all optional projects in the lab

Silver

  • Neighborhood Watch – Complete all Faction Crimes in a district
  • A Suit For All Seasons – Purchase all Suits
  • Cat Prints – Track down Black Cat
  • Backpacker – Collect all Backpacks
  • Back in the Slammer – Take down each Prisoner Camp
  • Schooled – Complete all of the Corrupted Student missions
  • Mercenary Tactics – Take down each Sable Outpost
  • Inner Sanctuary- Take down each Demon Warehouse
  • Master of Masters – Defeat Taskmaster

Gold

  • I Heart Manhattan- 100 percent all districts
  • Superior Spider-Man – Unlock all Skills

Platinum

  • Be Greater – Collect all Trophies

It sure looks like neither studio wasted the opportunity to sneak in a few clever puns and comic references into the trophy list. For instance, defeating Martin Li, aka Mister Negative, results in the trophy titled “Staying Positive”, with perching atop the Avengers Tower resulting in obtaining the trophy, “Hero for Higher”. For those that don’t know, Spider-Man was once a member of the Marvel Comics superhero team Heroes for Hire, which was originally made famous because of it being started by Power Man (Luke Cage) and Iron Fist (Danny Rand). Of course, there are also plenty of other call-backs, like obtaining the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man trophy for completing all the side missions.

Players looking to collect them all and achieve 100% completion in the game will need to spend more than 20 hours in it, which is the approximate time it will take just to get through the main campaign. And with swinging across Manhattan consuming extra time, such an endeavor may take players more than a few dozen hours – but it will have been well worth it.

More: Here’s EVERY Unlockable Suit In Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Game



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2018-09-06 04:09:51 – Mansoor Mithaiwala