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?
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Home • PC Game News • Dead by Daylight • 4 Dominic Tarason Contributor 3rd April 2018 / 7:08PM Deathgarden, Behaviour Interactive’s next game after multiplayer horror romp Dead by Daylight bears more than a passing family resemblance. In the trailer within: A helpless player hanging from some sort of altar, a hulking great aggressor guarding his prey while several other players lurk in the shadows, preparing a rescue. The only real difference between the games at this point are some stylish sci-fi masks, and significantly better weaponry for all involved. While no firefight erupts in the teaser trailer, the official site for the game is full of screenshots showing off the asymmetrical combat, with a gang of masked Runners (who look like Hunger Games extras) trading bullets for arrows with the heavily armed Hunter player. The running, jumping and dramatic combat-rolling shown in the trailer also hints at a much more mobile game, with … [Read more...] about Dead by Daylight dev’s Deathgarden looks familiar
Home • PC Game News • Fallout 3 • 39 Alice O'Connor News Editor 27th February 2018 / 12:00PM Last time we looked at Capital Wasteland, the Fallout 4 mod unofficially recreating Fallout 3 inside the newer game, the team behind it were showing off a montage of environments. That’s nice and all, but it’s a stage many remake mods for many games have reached before fizzling out. Now they’re showing: no, look, we really are doing it. A new gameplay video shows a 12-minute chunk of Fallout 3’s main quest with NPCs, action, dialogue, scripted events, quest progression, and other things that make the game tick. It does indeed look a lot like Fallout 3 inside Fallout 4. Observe:You know, I had thought “But Fallout 3 basically looks like this” then I checked and no, no it does not. Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind. While FO3’s sickly green tinge is gone, by the way, the team have talked about … [Read more...] about Capital Wasteland looks a lot like Fallout 3 in Fallout 4
By Jamie Lovett - August 19, 2018 09:02 am EDT Share 9 Comments 9 Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins has revealed the first look at Game of Thrones alum and Narcos star Pedro Pascal in the DC Films superhero sequel. Jenkins tweeted out the below photo of Pascal looking like a politician or a wealthy businessman riding in the back of a car. Someone is apparently viewing him on a television screen. Jenkins' tweet reads "Can't…Stop… Watching…" Take a look: Previous rumors suggested that Pascal would be playing a god in disguise in Wonder Woman 1984. This photo does nothing to put off that idea. Fan theories believed or at least wanted to believe, that Pascal would play the DC Extended Universe version of Doctor Fate. Pascal's outfit is colored blue and gold, which some may take as a clue that Pascal is indeed Nabu. That Pascal's character is framed within a television may hint that this shot is somehow connected to the first shot of … [Read more...] about ‘Wonder Woman 1984’: First Look at Pedro Pascal
By Matthew Aguilar - July 10, 2018 02:52 pm EDT Share 31 Comments 31 It looks like a familiar face is returning for Wonder Woman 2, and now we've got our first look at Chris Pine's Steve Trevor. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins shared a new photo from the anticipated film that puts one question to rest but results in many others. The photo shows Steve Trevor in a 1980s shopping mall, which is easy to spot thanks to all the specifically 80s fashions behind him. Jenkins shared the photo with the caption "Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84." You can check out the new photo below. Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84 pic.twitter.com/BCLARdVuTu — Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018 A couple of questions come to mind here. First, how exactly did Steve survive the plane explosion in the original Wonder Woman? Granted, we never see his body or him die on screen, but the perception was that he died in that explosion. Also, … [Read more...] about ‘Wonder Woman 2’: First Official Look At Steve Trevor