Spiderman: Miles Morales

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

We loved Spiderman on PS4, everyone did! Spider-Man was a generation defining game and for most was a near perfect game. It encompassed what it meant to be Spider-Man and it was incredibly immersive. Now, there’s a half sequel to the incredible original. Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Launching on PS5, it is designed to show off the incredible power of the PS5. Set in winter specifically so players can understand the raw power of the PS5’s graphical ability. Highlighting the ray tracing abilities to see reflections of Spider-Man: Miles Morales on the water on the floor, on the ice in the lake. It really is an amazing game. Better yet, if you don’t have a PS5, you can still play this fantastic depiction of Miles Morales on PS4!

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man: Miles Morales allows players to take control of Miles Morales, as the new hero. With brand new explosive powers to become his very own Spiderman. In thte latest adventure in the Spider-Man Universe, teenager Miles Morales is adjusting to his new home whilst following in the footsteps of Peter Parker. His mentor. As a new Spiderman.

However, a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy Miles’ new home. He soon realises that with great power, also comes great responsibility. To save New York, Miles must become Spider-Man and own it!

Miles has a different set of powers that set him apart from Peter Parker. Miles has unique, bio-metric venom blast attacks and covert camo power. Alongside the usual spectacular web-slinging acrobatics, gadgets and skills. He must use them to take control as a war has broken out between an energy corporation and a high tech criminal army. Miles must learn the cost of becoming a hero and deciding what he must sacrifice for the greater good. All from within a snowy vibrant and bustling neighbourhood. Whilst searching for a sense of belonging too. It is here where the lines blur between his personal and crime fighting lives, discovering who he can trust and what it feels like to be ‘home’.

PS5 Features

  • Stunning visuals: Travel to a snowy Marvel’s New York in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, realized in beautiful 4K and HDR.2  Experience reflections on buildings with ray tracing, and improved lighting, shadow, and character detail. An optional 60fps performance mode brings the Spider-Man universe to life.
  • Fast loading: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes advantage of fast loading, using ultra-high speed SSD. Zip across Marvel’s New York in no time and reload almost instantly.
  • Adaptive triggers: Feel Spider-Man’s webs on your fingertips with the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
  • Haptic feedback: Each one of Miles Morales’s punches, web shots and venom blasts is felt in your hands with the immersive haptic feedback of the DualSense™ controller.
  • Tempest 3D AudioTech on compatible headphones: Hear the city come alive around you in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales with 3D spatial audio enabling you to hear what’s happening around you from the rooftops to the city streets. The sounds of the city immerse you in Marvel’s New York and bring blockbuster Spider-Man moments to life with the PS5 console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech.

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Among Us Imposter: Top 10 Ways To Win

Among Us is taking the whole internet by storm and there’s plenty of Twitch Streams, Videos and meme’s online about this fantastic game. 

Among Us is classed as an online multiplayer social deduction game. It was developed by American game studio Innersloth and was released in June of 2018. Yes two years ago! The game has suddenly blown up thanks to gaming influencers playing it on Twitch and posting clips online. 

The game takes place in a space-themed settings in which players each take on one of two roles, most being Crew Mates, and a predetermined number being Impostors, usually 1 or 2 but there can be more. 

To win as an imposter you have three choices, deceive your way to the end, kill everyone or successfully complete a sabotage. 

But here are 10 ways that you can win as an imposter, let us break them down for you:

#10 Among Us Imposter – Crowd Kill 

When people first become the imposter in among us they think that the only way to kill is the stealthy way…….you my dear friend are very very very…wrong! In fact in the right circumstances…the more people there are around you the easier it is to kill!

Often people will stand around in a crowd and on top of one another, one sneaky way to make a kill here is to join in with them. 

But don’t make the kill straight away, as that would be too obvious, wait a while and then shoot your shot, it will be very hard to determine who the killer was. 

Get everyone in a single spot early on in the game by sabotaging, this way everyone will go and fix whatever it is you broke. If someone doesn’t then that’s down to them and that’s just making them suspicious and that’s good news for you. 

Go into the same area and hang around for a bit and bada bing bada boom. You’re in the clear. 

#09 Among Us Imposter – “Helping”

Ideally you want everyone to vote each other out on their own. 

You want to build up as much credibility early on, too much chat and too little chat is both damaging, so just act normal. 

Covering for another player is a wise move so agree with other players that you saw them complete a task. This makes you seem trustworthy. This way the person you backed may back you later on down the line. 

Give yourself time by creating a tie between two players, not only will it give you another round but it will give the next round of meetings another go at arguing between who out of those two suspected players it is and you’re in the clear. 

#08 Among Us Imposter – Discussion

Not many people are aware but if one more kill will bring the number of cremates down to the same number as the imposters you will win. So if there is 3 left, 1 more kill and the imposter wins. 

So the way to win here is to sabotage as soon as possible, it will separate the two crewmembers. 

Kill one of them and you will win. It’s as simple as that. 

Not many people are aware of this, so just keep an eye on the number of people left. 

Experienced players will know of this and will call an emergency meeting as soon as possible, just make sure you get your sabotage in before they call their meeting as they can’t call a meeting if a sabotage is taking place! 

#07 Among Us Imposter – Conversation Skills

Stir the conversation in the right direction and don’t wait for things to go wrong. 

If you make a kill casually ask someone else where they came from or ask what tasks they completed. 

If an accusation is thrown someone else’s way, join in and push the conversation that way. Do whatever you can to try and get the heat off you. 

But what do you do if someone sees you make a kill?

Remain calm is what you do.

Just don’t flat out deny it as that makes you look suspicious. 

Either accuse them first or explain yourself before they get the chance. try and explain that maybe the two of you walked in on the body at the same time.  Just try and use questions that either put people off of you and on to someone else. Don’t panic and start shouting or repeating yourself or hesitating as you just seem more and more guilty. 

#06 Among Us Imposter – Fake Tasks correctly

We all know that only cremates can complete tasks. 

So faking tasks when players are near give you an alibi. 

Though this only works early on in the game as there are loads of players completing tasks. 

To fake a task the correct way, stand near where a task would usually be and wait  bit and watch the green bar go up in the top left hand side of the screen. 

Don’t pretend to complete tasks too early though as each tasks take different times to complete. Other members will know how long it takes to complete a task, too quick or too slow fake completing tasks will make you stick out like a sore thumb! You can’t fake visual tasks so avoid those. A visible task would be emptying the trash or a med scan for example. 

#05 Among Us Imposter – Cameras

Much like in our other video, the cameras on Skeld and Polus may be there to help both of you. 

While a camera that has a blinking red light means that you are being watched, could give you away whilst making a kill, it could also let you know someone is in there. 

One don’t make a kill whilst you know you are being watched but two as you know someone is watching why don’t you make a trip to security and make the kill? Or Even pretend to be a cremate and watch the cameras yourself.

#04 Among Us – Killing

Well yes this is obvious but there are ways to make a kill without getting caught. 

Be sneaky and hang back before killing someone. 

Use sabotage to split the group and kill either when people are on the way to correct the issue or when someone is correcting it. 

Have a follower and they won’t leave you a lone? Lead them to the corner of the map and make your kill and vent and just simply wait for the body to be found. Or run away and wait for the body to be found. 

#03 Among Us – Pretending

Simply stand still and wait. 

For the majority of the time people will think that you’re away from the game and leave you alone. 

So why not make a kill (when it’s safe to do so of course) and then return to being away. 

When there’s a meeting just ‘come back’ – make it believable, and ask what’s going on? 

You’ll be surprised at how often this works. 

#02 Among Us Imposter – Language 

Language is a wonderful thing and if used correctly can help you win. 

Among us is a game of survival so sometimes it takes a bit of brains to get your way to the end. 

Don’t go throwing around accusations as it will lead to you looking suspicious, especially if you have no proof or solid evidence to back it up with. 

Use vocabulary to your advantage, and start to insinuate things. Maybe you didn’t see blue running from the body but instead you thought you saw them. Maybe you were with green but didn’t see red with anyone. It’s subtle but it’s a great way to get the heat off of you. If you aren’t sure you’re never giving yourself away. 

One doth protest too much springs to mind here, and we all where that saying leads to eh?

#01 Among Us Imposter – Venting

Venting is a great way to win the game, just make sure you don’t get caught. Venting is the process whereby an imposter can jump inside vents that are placed around the level. 

A vent is usually found in industrial places like a warehouse or in this case a spaceship. They allow air, gas and or liquid to pass into our out of a confined space. Usually it is air or gas, and in this case as we are so small little aliens we get to hide in them! 

Venting is great for imposters as it will allow you to hide from crewmates after making a kill. If they can’t see you, they can’t blame you so use them wisely! 

Just don’t get caught jumping out of one too early or jumping into one because if you are caught, that’s it game over.

Why? 

Because imposters are the only people who can vent, even if you didn’t kill anyone and you et caught venting, that’s it game over. You’ve been caught. 

However, despite this you may get caught and it not be game over.

Just don’t give up. You may get a chance to catch and kill the cremate before they trigger a meeting. 

You got to be quick but venting, is risky and a quick way to get a way. But you shouldn’t give up if you get caught!

So use this method to vent multi kill. 

Wait for your victim inside a vent. Kill. Sabotage. Jump back in. 

Then when the sabotage is fixed wait for someone to see the body and then kill them before they report. 

Extra Tip #01 – Sabotage

Sabotage is a great way to win the game on Among Us. 

Sabotaging is the process of damaging various areas of the map to help cause chaos in the game, it can be used to either help you win the game or to cause you to win the game, it just depends on what you are damaging. 

Cause a reactor to almost explode or cause the O2 to disintegrate are two ways that will help you win without killing anybody. Because well if the reactor goes, no one is left alive and if the O2 disintegrates then no one can breathe and you all die. 

There are ‘safe’ sabotages too such as the closing of doors and the turning off of the lights. Closing doors will allow you to trap crewmates inside a room allowing you to kill them without being seen or them running away. Turning off the lights will give you the safety of darkness to make a kill! 

You can use your sabotaging skills to lure people away from a crime scene and keep them from reporting a body too. 

Better yet if there is 3 people left and you are the imposter you can easily win, just set off the O2 and then go and kill one of them at one of the stations, as soon as you do you win! As if the number of crewmates is equal to the number of imposters you will win the game. 

Extra Tip #02 – Combinations

What better way to win as an imposter than to combine allll of these tips that we just gave you and made them into 1 for a perfect game plan, for the perfect murderous, villainous imposter!? Muahahahaa! – Ahem Sorry. Let’s get back to the list. 

So a great way to combine all of these would be to maybe do a sabotage and then combine this up with a vent kill. Sabotage the O2 and then boom kill and hide in the vent. Or, fake a task within a crowd and then kill so you’re hidden from view and then go ahead and stir up some mayhem in the chats…..muahahahaha! 

Ahem

Sorry…..I’m nice really. 
So there we have it 10 ways to win at Among Us as the Imposter! What was your favourite method? How are you going to win the next time that you are the imposter!  Let us know via our socials, we’re @howtokillanhour across all socials! 

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Xbox Series X: Top 10 Games available at launch!

Xbox Series X – The Lowdown

The new Xbox Series X, is out in the UK on November 10th & costs £449

It’s a completely new design, different from its predecessors. It’s got an upright tower design, PC Gamers would be familiar with this design, though it can be played flat or stood vertically.

There’s also a rather cool Xbox Green Hue inside the top of the machine!

There is lots to shout about about the new Xbox, for example, most importantly, the Xbox Series X is the most powerful Xbox console to date! With 4K true gaming at up to 120 frames per second and 8K HDR (High Dynamic Range) Capabilities, giving the console Ray Tracing abilities which allows for a more dynamic and realistic environment to play in. As you will have true to life lighting in your worlds and accurate reflections on things like walls and water, in real time too!

Games…

Games on the Xbox Series X load incredibly quick and are VASTLY improved over the previous generation. This is mainly thanks to the Xbox Series X’s usage of SSDs.

Games are also able to be continued where you left off no matter what you are doing, this is very very impressive. As it doesn’t even matter if you load up another game! Microsoft are calling this ‘Quick Resume’ and we cannot wait to give it a go for ourselves soon!

With all this power we need to put it to the test with some amazing games right?

Well here’s our Top 10 list of the games that are launching with the Xbox Series X

Number 10 – Tetris Effect: Connected

Tetris is one of the oldest franchises around, first releasing in June of 1984, that’s over 30 years ago! The franchise is still going strong with the game effectively making the transition throughout the years. Tetris wastes no time in getting in on the next gen action with Connected.

It is an audio-visual spin on the original game. Tetris Effect: Connected is a multiplayer version of Tetris Effect which was released on PS4 as an exclusive in 2018.

It will feature co-op and competitive multiplayer with up to 3 players available to play on either local or online multiplayer. Have no one to join you? Fear not as you can play with up to 2 AI controlled players to help you along the way.

You can also play casually or competitively in a one on one battle in both local or online multiplayer. Not wish to play multiplayer? The original journey and standard puzzle modes are also available to play.

The full version of Tetris Effect’s journey and standard puzzle modes will be part of the package.

Tetris effect: Connected is brand new and something like you have never seen it, or heard, or even felt! This looks incredibly addictive, unique and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.

Number 9 – Dirt 5

Codemasters famous rallycross game Dirt franchise is coming to the next generation with Dirt 5.

Ride across stunning global routes and drive a whole heap of cars, across an amazing career mode, or battle friends locally in 4 player split screen or get creative in Playgrounds arena!

The cars that are available range from 900bhp sprint cars, incredible rock bouncers, modern rallycross, classic rally, GT, muscle cars, trucks and buggies!

There’s over 70 routes to conquer across 10 different global locations, such as racing on New York’s frozen east river to Norway’s Northern Lights!

The career mode looks amazing with stars Troy Baker and Nolan North star in Dirt 5’s Career mode. The career mode is choice driven progression, real world sponsors and a huge number of different events. Under the tutelage of an icon, all eyes are on you to become the new star of an amplified world of off-road racing

Playgrounds is a brand new mode for Dirt 5, design your own racing arena and race on a Gymkhana, Gate Crasher and Smash Attack events on player-made racing arenas.

Whilst respecting the heritage and retaining the DNA of the franchise, DIRT 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of DIRT. There’s new features, new modes and a fresh approach make DIRT 5 a hub of off-road racing, style and culture, we cannot wait!

Number 8 – Fortnite

Fortnite is coming to the Xbox Series X! Yes, the massive multiplayer game. Both in terms of how big the franchise is and how big the battle royale is, is about to get even bigger.

Fortnite will remain free on the new generation and it will be epic! The game will take full advantage of the Xbox Series X’s hardware and support ray tracing, vastly improved graphics by utilising Unreal Engine 5 and much improved load times.

Epic have revealed that all progress and purchases that players have already made will carry over on to the new consoles and play will even support cross play across generations.

Number 7 –  Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics is the top down, fast paced strategy game that is set firmly in the Gears of War franchise will come to the Xbox Series X on November 10th. It’s optimised for the next gen consoles too, so there will be ray tracing and realistic lighting. Playable in 4K Ultra HD and at 60 frames a second.

Gears Tactics has a character driven story, following the journey of a defiant soldier Gabe Diaz to rescue and build a squad to fight the locusts. Players are able to customise their squad and equipment to best get them across the line and defeat the growing number of enemies and bosses. The encounters aren’t all that friendly either!

Number 6 – The Falconeer

The Falconeer is an RPG aerial combat game, much like Ace Combat 7 or Crimson Skies. So if you have played those you know what type of game you’ll be getting into with the Falconeer.

It’s an open world air combat game, which features incredible aerial dogfights in an open world called The Great Ursee. There’s been generations of wrong decisions and treason within The Great Ursee, factions clash in an effort to preserve the past or flee it’s terrible consequences.

You ride on the back of a giant bird ion prey and take on missions to clear mines from shipping lanes as you battle land based enemies trying to stop you or other falconers. Flying closer to the ocean will gain you energy but will cost you dearly you crash into the water.

One amazingly cool thing about The Falconeer was that it was made by one person. Developer Tomas Sala!

Number 5 – Yakuza Like A Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a role-playing video game developed and published by Sega

Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.

Ichiban, after being imprisoned for 18 years goes on a personal quest to become a hero alongside other characters.

In Yakuza Like A Dragon, the gameplay has been completely overhauled, replacing the usual 3D brawling mechanics with a different fighting style, turn based RPG battling.

The game will offer both Japanese and English audio to the player.

Number 4 – Bright Memory

Bright Memory is a fast paced FPS game and blends two genres of FPS games and action games and creates for one highly entertaining game. For example, combine a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash incredible combo attacks! It’s coming to the Xbox Series X!

You play as Supernatural Science Research Organisation agent…..SRO for short, Sheila as the game depicts your maiden adventure in the year 2020.

1000 year old relic swords, Kanshou and Bakuya have been discovered through SRO research and have been found to comprise of a unique multilayered structure. Each containing a mysterious substance within their cores.

The substance is Soul of Jiu Xuan and it possesses the ability to reanimate the dead.

SAI, a massive terror organisation, with it’s own army at it’s disposal, want the substance and use a cutting edge piece of tech known as a Quantum Transporter to infiltrate the SRO research facility.

They steal top secret and dangerous data.

Your character Sheila tries to calibrate the coordinates on the Quantum Transporter and mistakenly activates the device. Immediately transporting everyone in the vicinity to the Floating Island. An airborne continent near the North Pole, undisturbed in the slumber for over 1000 years.

It is soon discovered that the various beasts and corpses of those who once populated the island have been reanimated by the “Soul of Jiu Xuan”, and they’re coming for Shelia…

Number 3 – Observer: System Redux

Observer System Redux is the definitive vision of the award-winning cyberpunk thriller Observer, which has been remastered for the next generation.

You play as Daniel Lazarski, who is portrayed by the late Rutger Hauer, an elite investigator of the future able to hack into the minds of other people.

He investigates a dilapidated Krakow apartment block in search of his estranged son. You are then taken on a weird dizzying and visually hallucinatory nightmare. Players take on the minds of witnesses as you hunt for clues for the whereabouts of your son. System Redux on Xbox Series X, will build on the original game and will have things such as ray tracing, HDR lighting, 4K textures, special effects, such as snow, fog and rain and more gameplay elements such as character models, story content and gameplay enhancements.

Number 2 – Assassins Creed: Valhalla

The very popular Assassins Creed is coming to the next generation. Assassins Creed Valhalla is Xbox Series X enhanced so expect 4K Ultra HD and 60 Frames per second!

You play as Eivor a viking raised to be a fearless warrior. You lead your clan from the icy desolation in Norway to the farmlands of 9th century England and make it your home.

It is up to you to find your settlement and conquer the hostile lands to earn a place in Valhalla- by any means too. England has entered the age of the Vikings and has a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms, will you be the new conqueror and tame the chaos in an untamed land?

Number 1 – Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

The ever popular Call of Duty Series is coming to the Xbox Series X.

The Call Of Duty Black Ops series returns with Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. It’s a direct sequel to the previous game and major fan favourite Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Black Ops: Cold war drops players ito the Cold War of the early 1980’s, with a gripping single player campaign where players will come face to face with famous historical figures and some hard truths will come to light. Battle around the globe from East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and many more.

Players will undertake elite operatives and you will follow a shadowy figure called Perseus. Perseus is on a mission to destabilise the global balance of power and change history forever, defend in to the dark centre of this global conspiracy alongside classic characters Woods, Hudson and Mason to stop a plot decades in the making.

As well as a stellar campaign, players are still able to drop into the war zone for some heated multiplayer games which also includes a Zombie experience.

We have to mention Halo: Infinite on Xbox Series X

We know we know, Halo Infinite is delayed until 2021! But we cannot have a Top 10 list of Xbox Series X games without mentioning Xbox’s flagship title can we?

Halo Infinite is built on a brand new engine, Slipspace. The trailer looks really cool and according to Chris Lee, studio head on Halo Infinite. Halo Infinite will “mark the beginning of a new chapter and challenge for the Chief. But it will also respect and continue threads that led to this point.”

What it will look like

During the gameplay reveal we got to see what Halo will look like in game. It seems as though Halo Infinite will have more of an open world than previous Halo games. Though the game will still have a linear story to follow.

Halo Infinite is certainly going to be a huge game of Xbox the company. As well as Xbox Series X as during a recent interview with IGN. Chris Lee said that the game will start the next 10 years for Halo, stating:

“It’s really about creating Halo Infinite as the start of the next ten years for Halo and then building that as we go with our fans and community.”

Halo Infinite was due to come out around release but it’s been pushed back to 2021.

The plot line on Halo infinite reads:

When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance. The Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief story yet.

Halo Infinite’s Plot

Though we do know that Halo Infinite takes place long after the ending of Halo 5. Cortana is nowhere to be found and Master Chief is drifting around in space. Until you are found by a pilot. Both the Pilot and Master Chief don’t know what’s happened and they are trying to piece together what’s gone on. Chris Lee also told IGN that the campaign will be long and a is considerably large. With is being longer than both Halo 4 and Halo 5 put together.

Xbox Series X – Wrap Up

So there we have it our top 10 games for the launch of the Xbox Series X. Well we know that Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War doesn’t come out until 3 days after the release. But it can count, right?

We are really enjoying the look of all these games, especially The Falconeer and Observer: System Redux. What games are you looking forward to? Is there any we missed or is there any games that you are looking forward to post launch? Let us know via our socials @howtokillanhour across them all!

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Among Us: Top 10 Ways To Win As A Crewmate

Among Us is taking the whole internet by storm and there’s plenty of Twitch Streams, Videos and meme’s online about this fantastic game.

Among Us is classed as an online multiplayer social deduction game. It was developed by American game studio Innersloth and was released in June of 2018. Yes two years ago! The game has suddenly blown up thanks to gaming influencers playing it on Twitch and posting clips online.

The game takes place in a space-themed settings in which players each take on one of two roles, most being Crew Mates, and a predetermined number being Impostors, usually 1 or 2 but there can be more.

How To Win As A Crewmate in Among Us!

As Crew Mates there’s two ways to win, you can either complete all of your tasks or using social deduction determine who the imposter is and vote them off.

There are a number of ways to win as a Crewmate and we’re gonna break them down for you:

10.Complete all your tasks

The most obvious one of the lot is to complete all of your tasks. If everyone complete’s all of their tasks the green bar at the top left hand side of the screen fills up and you win the game.

Nothing too fancy, but a simple way to win nonetheless

09 Suspicious Behaviour

Speaking of tasks, Imposters get their own set of tasks to blend in with the crowd. However, they are unable to officially complete any of them.

They are in fact faking their way through their tasks. So if you notice a crew member aimlessly bouncing around the rooms, make a not of who they are as they may be an imposter.

Try and keep an eye out for people who are following other people too. If you feel as though that someone is following someone a bit too much or are wandering around doing nothing, they may just be the one you’re looking for.

Challenge them about what they are doing in the next meeting or call one yourself if you are absolutely certain!

08. Discussion is important

Which brings us onto our next point.

Discussion.

Discussion is very important.

Discussions can be initiated when somebody reports finding a dead body or by someone hitting the emergency meeting button, which is located in the communal area when you spawn at the start the game.

At first glance discussions seem like very simple chat room where someone is blamed or called out their ‘sus’ behaviour which will no doubt get them ejected!

It is here where you will use your social skills to weed out any potential imposters, here are a few ways which you can do this.

Location! By gathering as much information out about other people’s whereabouts and challenge them on discrepancies is a challenging but great way to weed out liars.. Some people get caught up in their lies and may trip up revealing themselves as the murderous imposter. Some people may hesitate to answer whilst trying to remember their lies, another great tell revealing that  could be the imposter.

Or….the imposter could just remain really quiet and let everyone argue amongst themselves, so if you notice anyone being really quiet, ask them why! If they aren’t talking they aren’t helping. See how they react to the questioning, sometimes a little can say a lot!

Though this game is a tough game as the imposter may be talking too much as well!

It’s simple, just try and weed out those who are at either end of the spectrum, too much talking and too little talking are huge red flags….keep an eye out for them.

……oh and as a bonus note, remember what you do all the time, because you may get questioned yourself!

07 COMMON TASKS

So to add to the discussion part, if you get a common task such as ‘insert keys’ on the Plus Level or ‘Swipe Card’ on Polus and Skeld, everyone will have it too.

Though if you don’t have one of those tasks no one else will have it.

So it is useful to know where the locations of common tasks are, so if you see someone completing a common task which you don’t have, then they are an imposter!

Challenge them in the discussion and ask them why they were completing a common task!

06 Process of elimination

This is both risky and intelligent.

Being a lone wolf can be suspicious even if you are just doing tasks. Who is there to vouch for you if you don’t walk around with someone?

So walk around with someone and it will limit the chance of being attacked by the imposter. The imposter won’t attack you if there is someone to witness it!

While it also gives you a chance to check out if the person you are with is actually doing tasks. So use this method at your own risk as you may be putting yourself in danger!

During the discussion period it gives you a chance to vouch for one another and it gives you proof of being where you were, where you say you were at the time of bodies being found or emergency meetings being called.

05 STACKING

One sneaky way of winning as a crew member is the process of stacking. Imagine getting  two sheets of paper that are the same size and then placing one perfectly on top of the other. The two pieces of paper would appear to be a single sheet of paper.

Well the same can be done in among us, except this time you use the lil alien that you are controlling. And if done correctly is an absolutely awesome way to lure in and catch an imposter.

By aligning aligning yourself ‘inside’ ….wait that sounds wrong….by aligning yourself perfectly on top of another crew member, it look like you are a lone solo player.

If the imposter sees you and then decides to kill, they’ll only kill one of you, exposing who they are. The imposter!

While risky as it means that one of you will die, it certainly means that you will win the game!

There are some challenges with this technique that can make it a harder trick to pull off in a live game.

Stacking Issues

One issue is your name tags – some imposters rush straight in for the kill meaning they see a lone player and BOSH!…but a craftier imposter may take a moment to look at your name tag above your characters head. If you are stacked your name tags stack also which is a bit of a tell.

There was a special Unicode Character you could input instead of text that actually removed your characters name which was perfect for stacking but the developers removed the ability to do this with an update.

There is at the time of the making of this video  another workaround where you can input a unicode character that makes your name a single dot which is not perfect but should make stacking much harder to stop making the predator…..the prey!

04 Fixing Sabotages

The imposter can try and sabotage the game.

Sabotage is where they …literally sabotage some of the critical systems on the level pretty much forcing you to stop your regular tasks to fix it, because if they don’t the imposter wins.

by causing a reactor to explode or to turn off the Oxygen, while this will help them win, it also exposes them greatly.

Crew members are the only players in the game who can fix such issues.

So when they arise, everyone should be trying their best to fix the issues in the game, if you notice someone just standing around or wandering around and not trying to fix the sabotaged area, they may just be the imposter.

03 Fresh Kills

What people may not know is that when a body is killed the body will stay upright momentarily before falling over.

So if you walk past someone and then you see a body which is still standing up, that person who you just walked past may just be the imposter!

If the body is on the floor there is a small chance that the person you walked past may have just missed the body.

Though, like we said, if the body is still upright, there is a STRONG chance that they are the imposter!

02 Cameras

There are cameras on two of the levels in Among Us, Skeld and Polus. They will give information on where everyone is.

So make sure you tale a look at them as you may just catch a killer red handed or watch some suspicious behaviour and then call it out.

Quick tip, did you know that Imposters who have played the game for a while will notice the blinking light on the cameras when someone is watching.

If you think someone is about to make a kill, go off the cameras and then go back, to see a dead body,  if they were an imposter, you may have just caught them red handed!

01 VENTS

Keep an eye on the vents, if you see someone venting, they are an imposter, only imposters can vent.

However, there is quite a sneaky way to check out if someone has vented.

On the Medbay in Skeld, a simple observation can help you spot the imposter.

If a cremate is coming back from the Medbay after completing a task, they’ll be facing towards their left. However, if an imposter is coming out of the Medbay after using a vent, they’ll be facing their right.

Such a small observation can help win the game!

Final Thoughts: Among Us

So there we have it 10 ways to win at Among Us as a Crewmember!

What was your favourite method to win in Among Us as a Crewmember?

Or do you have a tip for winning Among Us I haven’t covered here?

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – ‘Odin’s Hootenanny’

Ubisoft will be broadcasting a special Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla event on Friday Nov 6th at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern. Which will be 5pm UK (that’s November 7 at 4am AEDT). The event will be a special digital variety show celebrating the latest Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. Furthermore, the celebratory event will be hosted by Assassin’s Creed cast member Danny Wallace! The event will include IGN and other big name outlets on the bill.

The digital variety event will host game shows, challenges and a lot more including gameplay reveals of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla running on the Xbox Series X!

     

Schedule:

  • Eivor Critiques IGN’s Viking Skills: Magnus Bruun, the talented Danish actor behind male Eivor provides live commentary direct from a Viking long-hall in Denmark as Amy Mallett and Stevie Coales seek to prove their mettle in dark-age Leicestershire. In true Viking fashion, Magnus’ commentary is brutal and unforgiving, not to mention colourful.
  • BAFTA presents The Art of Storytelling: In an extended BAFTA Guru feature, Elle Osili-Wood sits down with Narrative Director Darby McDevitt to explore the storytelling of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
  • Xbox On presents Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on the Xbox Series X: An extended gameplay segment. Showcasing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on the new Xbox Series X hardware.
  • Modern-Day Flyting: Gaming rapper and self-proclaimed Rhyming Minister, Dan Bull will go head-to-head with British rap star Lethal Bizzle in a modern interpretation of a dark-age flyting battle, filled with sarcastic wit.
  • A Very Viking Gameshow: A live-action, socially distanced game-show where two teams of the UK’s finest presenters and content creators. Including Bex Bomb, Elle Osili-Wood, Gav Murphy and Marcus Bronzy. They square off in a series of Viking challenges! Including axe-throwing and mind-games (and Kerplunk) with an actual raven named Loki.

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

So, Valhalla will arrive on November 10th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia and PS5 (November 12th & 19th) The new installment will offer players the experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking Raider. In the open world of England’s Dark Ages. Players will get the chance to take advantage of a whole host of new features! Including raids, weapon dual wielding and settlement building.

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Rambo

Rambo Joins Mortal Kombat!!

Rambo is coming to Mortal Kombat!

Rambo is joining Mortal Kombat 11, a brand new Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Gameplay trailer was unveiled recently. Showcasing the franchise debut of the action star, which features the likeness and voice of Sylvester Stallone.

For those unaware John J. Rambo is a former Forces Soldier and all round action star. He brings his unique fighting skills to the MK universe, fully equipped with his signature survival knife. That’s for those close up encounters! For the distanced encounters you’ll have your compound bow for longer range targets. Rambo is an expert in hand to hand combat so will attack with lots of grapples and traps to keep his opponents guessing. Not forgetting his brutal strength, you best stay away from Rambo!

How To Get Rambo

Rambo is a part of Mortal Kombat 11 and the Kombat Pack 2 and will be available from 17th November. He will have skins variants inspired by the “First Blood,” “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rambo III” films. Players who already own Mortal Kombat 11 can pre-order Kombat Pack 2 now! They can also purchase Kombat Pack 1 or the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion set.

If you pre-order either Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate or Kombat Pack 2 you will receive the Time Warriors Skin Pack at launch featuring three new character skin variants, including “Dark Web” Noob Saibot, “HCF” (Halt and Catch Fire) Liu Kang and “BloodKode ” Skarlet.Other players available in Kombat Pack 2 are fighters Rain and Mileena.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate offers the definitive Mortal Kombat 11 experience with the addition of Kombat Pack 2 featuring new playable fighters Rain, Mileena and Rambo, along with the previously released Mortal Kombat 11 main game, Kombat Pack 1 and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion.

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New on Disney Plus November 2020!

Disney Plus has lots of strong content already on the platform and there is LOTS more to come from the streaming and motion picture giant, check out our rundown of what’s coming to the platform in November!

The Simpsons Season 31

The longest running scripted primetime show in television histroy, The Simpsons, is heading into it’s 31st season and it’s going to be on Disney Plus!

Tune in for an all-star lineup of guests including Billy Porter, Jane Goodall, Jason Momoa, Cate Blanchett, and Kevin Feige, special musical performances from the likes of Weezer and John Legend, and fan-favourite episodes “Thanksgiving of Horror” and “Treehouse of Horror XXX”

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

Mickey and the gang, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto are embarking on their greatest adventure yet. Navigating the curve balls of a wild world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible.

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse is an upcoming series of animated shorts, with the first episode premiering on 18 November – Mickey’s birthday!

Noelle

Christmas is right around the corner and in this Disney Plus comedy, Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and fun! However, she wishes she could do something “important” like her brother Nick. Who will take over from his father this Christmas. Though when Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie due to all the pressure, Noelle, suggests he takes a break to get away. Though when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother to get him back in time and save Christmas!

The Real Right Stuff Special

Nearly 6 decades after NASA successfully sent it’s first astronaut into space, restoring the world’s faith in the U.S. Space Program, Disney Plus is taking us back the beginning of the space race. As The Real Right Stuff makes it’s way on to Disney Plus this November.

The Real Right Stuff details the true story of the nation’s first astronauts, the original Mercury 7. The documentary will pull from hundreds of hours of archival film and radio broadcasts, interviews, home movies and other never before seen material and footage. Brining viewers right back to the late 1950’s.

The documentary is from National Geographic and will complement the Disney Plus scripted original series “The Right Stuff” which will premiere it’s season final the same day that the documentary drops. (Nov 20th)

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special reunites all of your favourite characters from the Star Wars Universe in Lego form! Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids embark on a joyous feast on Life Day. A Holiday first introduced in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. The new LEGO special will showcase on Disney Plus and continue the legacy between Lucasfilm and LEGO! With playful adventures told in the only way that Lego Star Wars co-branded content can – endearingly!

Marvel 616

Marvel 616 is a brand new documentary that explores the connections between the Marvel Universe and the real world. Watch as the documentary uncovers the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom.  Watch as different filmmakers dive deeper into the context of the Marvel Universe. Collectively, these creatively unique films weave together a tapestry detailing how Marvel has continued to influence our lives.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Season 7

The final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is exclusively on Disney Plus and it lands on the 13th November.

Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1932 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team must hurry to find out what happened. If they fail, it would mean disaster for the past, present and future of the world.

The Mandalorian – New episodes

The Mandalorian and the child continue their journey in The Mandalorian Season 2. Facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy. While in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

The Mandalorian Season 2 premieres Friday, 30th October, streaming only on Disney+ and will be available every Friday thereafter.

Also Coming To Disney Plus:

  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – Start streaming 20 November
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Starts streaming 27 November
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol – Available to Stream Now
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – Available to Stream Now

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The Mandalorian Season 2 – Special Look

The Mandalorian Season 2 is nearly upon us and those lucky enough to live in the USA and enjoy NFL got to watch something special this past week. An exciting special look from Season 2 of The Mandalorian debuted on ESPN. As it was shown during half time of Monday Night Football! This was during the National Football League (NFL) game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys.

The brand new season will see the Mandalorian and the Child continuing their journey across the galaxy. Facing various enemies and rallying allies along the way. They travel across the dangerous galaxy in a tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire!

The Mandalorian Season 2 stars Pedro Pascal, with guest stars Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serving as co-executive producers. The writers for this season are Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Rick Famuyiwa.

The Mandalorian Season 2 premieres Friday, October 30, streaming only on Disney+.

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Black History Month

Black History Month – 7 Top Black Video Game Characters

Black History Month – Top 7 Black Video Game Characters

 

Hello and welcome back to the channel, October is Black History Month in the UK, and to celebrate we thought we give you a list of our favourite 7     Black video game characters.

I go by the name of Mr Midas and if you’re new to the channel please give us a subscribe.

representation is key, and being able to play as a character who looks, sounds like you is a dope feeling so we’ve complied this list but we’re only allowing one character per franchise and the characters must be a video game first, so no 50 cent in bulletproof, sorry Kat.

Number 7 – Black History Month

Jeffrey Cross aka OG Loc Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rapper

GTA is one of the biggest gaming franchises EVER! And has sold over 300 million units, and has featured various black MPCs thought the world. So it was an incredible surprise when Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PS2. The game featured a lead Black protagonist “CJ” Carl Johnson. San Andreas was heavy influenced by 80s West coast rap groups, such as N.WA and my favourite character in the game was wannabe rapper Jeffrey Cross aka OG Loc baby!

Jeffrey grew up on Grove Street, and therefore became friends Grove Street Families like Big Smoke, Jeffery was never really about that gangster life and even planned on going to college but ended up faking it and pinning the name OG loc, after coming out of prison.

You first encounter him, on a mission where he tells Carl that a viral rapper “stole his rhymes” And after a hype motorbike chase mission you find out later that he was just someone’s prison boyfriend.

OG Loc is hilarious and that character is a joke on the many rappers, who pretend to of lived that “Gangster lifestyle” which is further mocked when he works at Burger Shot as a “hygiene technician” and has CJ doing his dirty work.

And as much as he wants you to, you just never take him too seriously.

Number 6 – Black History Month

Nessa – Pokemon – Pokemon Trainer

Pokemon is arguably one of the largest gaming franchises, the series has sold over 368 million units, over 76 titles and representation never comes to mind when when thinking about the series. Until a Nintendo Direct revealed one of the coolest gym leaders I’ve ever seen for Pokemon Sword and Shield Nessa.

With her tall, slender dark-skin and long blue hair, Nessa is the definition of Swag and has spawned a wave of Black cosplayers having a dope character in the Pokemon series.

The water gym master isn’t a push over either and will give your Pokemon that work with her calm exterior.

Now that list was difficult, not just because there was so many great black characters to choose from the lack thereof. Its great to see more back characters in gaming, but black cutlure goes much further then just our mealin, and please sort out these Jamaican voice actors!

Thanks you for watching the video, make sure you give us a thumbs up. Happy Black History month and let us know your favourite Black video game character.

Number 5 – Black History Month

DeeJay Super Street fighter 2 Kickboxer

I was super excited when Street Fighter my favourite fighting game franchise introduced a Jamaican Kickboxer. Although DeeJay has a very stereotypical look, he had so much more swagger than Mike Tyson clone Balrog. Being not only a world famous recoding artist, the kickboxer who wears his signature, orange tracksuit bottoms and dreads swinging in the air  has an impressive move set and became a popular character within the FGC!

Although Capcom… his accent is trashhhhhhhh!! And needs major work fam.

Jamaican accent! Example. See it’s easy enough, better casting.

But I do love that once DeeJay defeats M.Bison he goes back to Jamaica and gets a record deal.

Mad ting!

Number 4 – Black History Month

Sheva Alomar, Resident Evil 5

West African born, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance – Sheva Alomar, shot onto the scene in 2009 in the super popular Resident Evil 5, as either AI companion to Chris Redfield for single player, or controlled by second player in the game’s co-op mode.

Sheva, grew up in West African region which was associated with guerrilla fighters. When she was 8 her parents died in a mysterious accident at the factory where they worked, which was owned by Umbrella.

Chris and Sheva’s relationship starts out rocky in Resident Evil 5 but as events progress, they begin to trust each other.

Sheva was a hit for fans and media and PlayStation Official magazine even stated she was “probably the highlight” of the game.

Voiced by black voice actress Karen Dyer

With an array or unlock able customer.  Sheva was strong, attractive and continued the great female protagonist in the Capcom series.

Number 3 – Black History Month

Barret Wallace Final Fantasy 7/ Remake 

Barret Wallace leader of anti-Shinra terrorist organisation AVALANCHE is one of the main party members in Square Enix biggest JRPG FF7 and Remake. The hot head, gun arm wielding is a power house on your squad with his Big Shot Limit Break and is Cloud first interaction on the star of the game. Amazing for his long ranged attacks, Barrett is the first Black Character in the Final Fantasy series and although he is characterised as an aggressive, square show hoe loving and affectionate he is especially towards his adopted daughter Marlene and team mate Tifa.

Barret is a must have on my list, as I love that square made him not only a vital part of your team but a major piece of the story of FF7.

Number 2 – Black History Month

LIFELINE – Apex Legends – Legend

Lifeline, the newest character on our Black History Month, 7 Top Black Video Game Characters list is 24 year old, Ajay Che, aka Lifeline. Apex Legends, free to play battle royal Lifeline is support legend, her D.O.C. Heal Drone is amazing at healing or keeping lies alive.

The dope healer has become extremely popular and has given many Black women a strong character who represents them, in todays popular shooters.

Although again, the West Indian accent is trash!! Who is doing these voice castings.

Number 1

Black History Month

Spider-Man Miles Morales – Super Hero

Spider Man PS4 is probably of the most fun, I’ve played on Playstation 4 and one of the most unexpected was having Miles Morales as a Playable character – The Mix heritage of Black and Hispanic character leads his own title on Playstation 5, which looks like EPIC to say the least.

Miles Morales being a spider man in a multiverse, has become more and more popular over the years. Plus enter the spider verse was an incredible movie. Insomniac has gone, far and beyond with the smallest but most important details with Miles. From his hair texture, posters and his neighbourhood. And unlike Peter Parker Miles is still very vulnerable and seems more human than super hero antics.

Black History Month – 7 Top Black Video Game Characters Written by Mr Midas Games

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Train Sim World 2

All you simulator fans out there prepare for the next installment in simulators. The guys over at Dovetail have created a brand new Train simulator game called “Train Sim World 2” which is out now & we got the chance to talk to a real life train driver, Avion! Avion is lovely and kindly told us in detail about her day to day life as a train driver!

Train Sim World 2 allows users to take control of iconic locomotives on high speed services. Even on long freight hauls or precise commuter traffic, get creative tools too, you are the driver now.

Train Sim World 2 – Authentic Routes & Trains

Take control and feel the thrill of high speed inter city German rail as you drive the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln. Take control of the CSX AC4400CW and haul long freight across Sand Patch Grade. Furthermore master the complex operations of the famous London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. All licensed and authentically reproduced.

Creative Juices

Personalise your rail journey with an easy to use tool to create your own custom liveries with the Livery Designer. Craft both complex and simple designs, making your journey unique to you. Create your very own scenario with the Scenario Planner. Pick trains and destinations before you jump in.

Realism

The proprietary SimuGraph® vehicle dynamics engine has evolved. Bringing with it adverse weather, master moving heavy freight and control your locomotive power on steep inclines! Dynamic skies and 4K support also bring some visual fidelity and realism to your journey.

Train Sim World 2: Immersion

You will be given clear information on instructions, gradient and speed profiles whilst you drive. Thanks to new HUD displays and clearer display of safety systems, brake controls, power meter and accelerometer. The new controller scheme gives you choice on camera and driving modes. Giving you easier access to the external camera mode and enter another vehicle. While the full physics and simulation is still running!

Preservation

Played Sim World 2020 and it’s add ons? You can now play them in Train Sim World 2.
Your collection comes with you – You can play your Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons in Train Sim World 2. Train Sim World has always been about your collection, your choice of Add-Ons from your favourite region, time period, diesel, electric, passenger, freight – your way. Your purchased Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons will be available to play in Train Sim World 2.

(Dovetail)

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