Editor's note: The Egypt-set Assassin's Creed Origins is out this week, and in a bold bit of opportunism we thought we'd republish Christian Donlan's wonderful piece on Senet, the board game played by ancient Egyptians. The piece was first published last year. The clay pot theory of historyIt was hard work being dead in ancient Egypt. You had to put the hours in. Upon death, ancient Egyptians believed that your ba - soul is the closest word we have - was kicked loose from your body and freed to roam the lands. This freedom came with limitations, however. Every day your ba left the tomb where your mummy rested and wandered in the heavens. Every night, it had to work its way back home, descending with the sun god to the world of the dead and undergoing great trials, before it finally rejoined the body in an act of supreme spiritual renewal. As above, so below: the Egyptians believed that the sun was born every morning and died every evening. The ba mimicked its journey through the sky. … [Read more...] about Why did ancient Egypt spend 3000 years playing a game nobody else liked?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's elusive battle royale may be closer than we think. Reddit user Nateberg3 posted a 30-second video showing what could very well be the massive map necessary for a battle royale mode, even though Infinity Ward have yet to confirm the mode's existence.The video shows the player experiencing a glitch that has them suspended high above the Spec Ops map Verdansk. From their birds eye view, Nateberg3 was able to slowly rotate the camera and take in what looks to be a large map extending beyond the ones we've already seen before - the Spec Ops map and the new Ground War map Port of Verdansk. Check out the video here.The video also shows what looks to be a massive footy stadium and the Gulag, which should play a major role in the battle royale mode, based on a Reddit post from November. In the post, a data miner dropped a bunch of information on the battle royale, including the map zones, perks, and more. According to the data miner, the Gulag Prison Camp is a … [Read more...] about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale map may have been revealed by an in-game glitch
Need a list of Dragon Quest Builders 2 recipes? If you want to build the best base and give yourself every chance in combat, you should know as many of them as possible. There's a huge amount of them and it isn't always clear what they are, so now that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is on PC, I'm here to help give you the head start you need.When it comes to Dragon Quest Builders 2 room recipes, they'll tell you what furnishings a room needs to fit a given spec. Starting with an empty room—a walled-in space with walls at least two blocks high with a door—you can add extras to create bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and more in return for Gratitude. The better your room fits your villagers needs, the more of that special currency you get. Thanks to All Gamers (spotted by GamesRadar) for the complete list.Food recipes in Dragon Quest Builders 2 function differently. Cooking recipes give you the edge in combat and can boost your attack and defence stats, plus your resistance to debuffs … [Read more...] about Keep your villagers content with these Dragon Quest Builders 2 recipes