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Dungeons of Hinterberg review: a breezy action RPG that’s as pretty as a postcard
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Usually when a game makes me want to stop playing and go outside it’s a bad sign, but with Dungeons of Hinterberg it’s different. It’s an action RPG that made me pine for the outdoors and want to be whisked away from all my responsibilities and just exist for a bit. Each time I would finish playing I’d be thinking about my next getaway, and although dungeon delving wouldn’t be on my holiday itinerary Dungeons of Hinterberg is making me think twice.

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Dungeons of Hinterberg review – adventure with a generous spirit and a thoughtful soul
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Out in the dungeons I’m hunting for treasure and glory, but back in the town I’m hunting for Renaud. This is weird, really, because Renaud looks like hard work. He dresses like Blade and he speaks entirely in maxims. He’s the best of the slayers and he can’t wait to tell you about it.

But Renaud has a gift for me. He’ll unlock a combo meter if I spend an evening hanging out with him. And I just love combo meters. Dungeons of Hinterberg’s is particularly good. Slice slice slice and the numbers go up, as does your attack and your defence. It’s a nice way to do more damage while feeling more competent. It’s worth an evening lost to awkward chat to get that.

This is Dungeons of Hinterberg in microcosm. The game is set in an Alpine spa town where the local economy turns on the presence of magic. Portals to dungeons appear all around, and there’s a brisk trade in tourists turning up to puzzle and battle their way through them. You play as a former lawyer who’s turned up in town because of career burnout. Now every day you pick a dungeon, grab a sword, and head out to smash things up in the name of feeling better.

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League of Legends (LoL) Swarm Tier List for all Champions
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League of Legends (LoL) Swarm Tier List for all Champions

With the release of LoL Swarm, there nine total Champions immediately available for you to try. You only start with two—Jinx and Seraphine—but quickly unlock more. Most of the champions have their own unique playstyle as well as strengths and weaknesses, but some are certainly stronger overall than others. This is our LoL Swarm Tier List for all Champions at release.

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LoL Swarm Champion Tier List

This tier list includes all nine LoL Swarm champions and is based around their overall capabilities across the board. If you build a specific way, or are playing multiplayer with others, the best champion for you may change based on the synergy with other champions.

Our S Tier champions in this tier list have survivability and high AoE kill speed making them strong options. Champions in the A Tier can handle most situations but may be lacking in a single category such as survivability, mobility, or even damage output. Champions in the B Tier are overall solid but either there are better options with other champions or they simply don’t excel enough to make them worth playing. Finally, the lone character in the C Tier, Aurora, is a bit under-tuned right now and needs some buffs to be competitive with other champions. Here is our full LoL Swarm Champion Tier List for release:

S Tier

  • Illaoi
  • Yasuo

A Tier

  • Briar
  • Jinx
  • Leona
  • Xayah

B Tier

  • Riven
  • Seraphine

C Tier

  • Aurora

Best LoL Swarm Champions

The current best champions in League of Legends Swarm mode are Illaoi and Yasuo. In fact, if you can play duo with a friend, if one of you plays each character you can trivialize most of the maps in Swarm, eventually being able to just stand completely still while you clear out the entire screen of enemies as they reach you.

Illaoi

Illaoi naturally has insane survivability while still being able to deal out massive damage, just like her League of Legends counterpart. Her weapon Tentacle Slam spawns in tentacles as she slams areas around her, allowing you to quickly and efficiently create powerful zone control.

Tentacle Smash, Illaoi’s ‘E’ ability, slams an area in a line dealing damage and knocking enemies up into the air. This allows you to create a lane for escaping swarms of enemies while also knocking up and interrupting powerful enemies like bosses. Finally, her ‘R’ ultimate ability Leap of Faith deals massive shockwave AoE damage around her while spawning 6 Tentacles. If you evolve Tentacle Slam for Illaoi, the size and damage of your ultimate tentacles that spawn are also increased.

Ideally, you want to build around Illaoi’s tentacles and tanky nature. For weapons, you’ll want to evolve Tentacle Slam while also grabbing damage-complimenting weapons like Bunny Mega Blast, Statikk Sword, Bunny Guns, Radiant Field, or even Vortex Gloves. You can also grab Iceblast Armor for increased survivability. As for Passives, you’ll want to grab Duration, Damage, Health Regen, Max Health, Ability Haste, and Armor. This will make you insanely tanking while also allowing you to evolve all of your weapons and therefore output massive amounts of damage.

Yasuo

As Yasuo, you’ll have some of the best mobility and survivability in all of Swarm while also dealing some of the best damage. The synergy between Yasuo’s Way of the Wanderer passive that generates FLOW while increasing Critical Chance sets up for insanely high damage Crit Chance focused builds. Yasuo’s Basic weapon Steel Tempest evolves into Wandering Storms, as massive AoE damage powerhouse.

Proper usage of Yasuo’s ‘E’ Sweeping Blade ability can boost your survivability with its shield while also allowing you to quickly maneuver the map and get out of sticky situations. Finally, Yasuo’s ‘R’ ultimate ability Wind Wall is one of the strongest crowd control options in the game as it knocks enemies backwards while also blocking all projectiles from coming through.

If you choose Yasuo, you’ll want to build around the fact that he synergizes extremely well with Critical Chance. You’ll want to evolve Steel Tempest to Wandering Storms while using other Critical Chance weapons like Echoing Batblades, Bunny Mega Blast, Bunny Crossbow, Blade-o-rang, and Vortex Gloves. When it comes to passives, you need to prioritize Critical Chance, while also going for Projectiles, Damage, Movement Speed, Health Regen, and Ability Haste.

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The Throne and Liberty open beta begins today on all platforms
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Free-to-play MMORPG Throne and Liberty is set to launch on September 17th on PC (Steam), PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S but if you fancy an advanced look the you can try out the open beta from today, Thursday 18th July until 23rd July. You can watch a trailer below to get an idea of the game and will observe what is the key selling point for me: You can turn in to a super cute otter and swim about. The beta, which is published by Amazon Games, is available on all platforms, just head to your store and search for it, and it features cross-play. As it’s a free to play game there’s going to be opportunities to buy things, if you want to check out exactly how cosmetics, battle passes and the like will work click here.  Here’s what you can expect in the beta. “Throne and Liberty features several kinds of large-scale activities, with some events allowing thousands of players to engage in battle together at one time. During the open beta, players can participate in exciting field events with three teams battling inside a world zone turned hostile. They’ll also get to experience Conquest Battles, which pit two guilds against each other with the victor gaining control of the territory along with various buffs and other bonuses as their prize.” “Additionally, open beta participants can experience THRONE AND LIBERTY’s massive open-world dungeons first-hand, with their unique blend of player-versus-player-versus-environment (PvPvE) elements. Finally, beta players can take on open-world PvPvE Arch Bosses, where multiple guilds must battle each other while also attempting to take down a powerful boss, with the winning guild claiming the spoils.” “Player-versus-environment (PvE) fans will also have plenty to sink their teeth into during the THRONE AND LIBERTY open beta. Get ready for instanced, 6-player PvE dungeons with fun and challenging mechanics that demand skilful coordination from your party for success.” “Beta participants will also get their first taste of Throne and Liberty’s robust customization options, including a deep array of character presets not only for entire characters, but for individual sections such as face, body, and more. Additionally, Throne and Liberty enables robust armour customization, allowing players to apply skins and unique colour schemes to their character, and different style and patterns to their base armor sets.” Source: Press Release / YouTube

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Out Now: ‘Roia’, ‘Spirit of the Island’, ‘Asphalt Legends Unite’, ‘Slay the Poker’, ‘Heian City Story’, ‘Twilight Survivors’, ‘Dungeon Tracer’, and More
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Dyson OnTrac Unveiled—Their First Audio-Only, High-Fidelity Headphones
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Dyson OnTrac Unveiled—Their First Audio-Only, High-Fidelity Headphones

Dyson has just unveiled their first audio-only, high-fidelity headphones called the Dyson OnTrac.

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BeXide announces 3D puzzle game hololive Treasure Mountain for PC
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Publisher holo Indie and developer BeXide have announced 3D puzzle game hololive Treasure Mountain for …

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