Biggest gaming news for July 17, 2022

I don’t know anything about you, but when I get free time I can always find games. The bottom line is that it’s very easy to fall behind on the news which of course makes these reports a bit of a lifesaver. Today, we heard about a moderation contest for Elden Ring, a new game from the developer behind Warframe, and some story details about the upcoming God of War Ragnarok. These are just our most important items, so read on for the rest.

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God Of War Ragnarok Updated With New Story Details

We don’t know much about the story in God of War Ragnarok at the moment, but some details have surfaced recently. The news comes directly from developer Sony Santa Monica. “Fimbulwinter is in full swing,” the company posted on the official website. Kratos and Atreus must travel to each of the nine realms in search of answers as the Asgardian forces prepare for a predictable battle that will end the world. Along the way, they will explore stunning mythical landscapes and encounter fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters. The threat of Ragnarok is growing more and more. Kratos and Atreus must choose between their own safety and the safety of the worlds.” It looks exciting.

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Japanese swordsmiths bring monster Hunter’s Kakaru Kumo Naki to life

Do you know those huge swords in Monster Hunter Rise that no one could use let alone use? Well, someone has now gone and made one of their own, Kakaru Kumo Naki. Actually some expert craftsmen from Sakai City. “The artists have done a good job reproducing the sword that appears in the game,” Capcom director and producer Ryozo Tsuijimoto commented. The sword itself can currently be found in the museum.

Microsoft Activision Blizzard deal may be approved next month

Microsoft agreed to buy Activision Blizzard earlier this year for a staggering amount of money, but the deal could have fallen apart for any number of different reasons. Assuming everything goes according to plan, the purchase can be completed next month. “It’s moving fast, at least fast enough to get this big,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a statement. “We have received requests for information on this topic here in Brussels, but also in London and Washington. We answer questions, give briefings and provide the information requested.”

Soulframe’s follow-up to Warframe will feature slower, heavier combat action in a procedurally generated world

The developer behind the popular Warframe game, Digital Extremes, recently announced a new project, Soulframe. The game will apparently feature slower and heavier combat in a procedurally generated open world. “Where Warframe focuses on shooting, this one focuses on melee,” director Stephen Sinclair explained. “Where Warframe is very fast and very fast, this will be more slow and heavy. But it still has a lot of similarities with the genre we have experience with.” It looks a lot like Elden Ring to me.

Elden Ring Modathon takes place this week

Elden Ring will have her first ever model. What is a modathon? Well, it’s basically a marathon of modification. The event will take place over the course of this week after which a few lucky people will come out with some cash prizes. “The Elden Ring Modathon 2022 comes on July 15 with a total prize pool of $1,000 for three event categories and is judged by the likes of fashion designers like LobosJr, Amir, Zullie the Witch and myself,” the event’s organizer, LeKevDev, explained back in June. “You can register for the event in my Discord which will also contain all the rules and regulations.” Personally, I’m hoping for the new and improved Thomas the Tank Engine mod. Fingers intertwined.

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