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Five More Creatures Cut from Bloodborne Have Been Discovered

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Last year, gamers got a good look at cut Bloodborne content in the form of the Great One Beast, an unused boss monster that would have appeared in the Chalice Dungeon. This year, the cut content gravy train keeps on rolling, because YouTuber Lance McDonald posted a video with even more cut Bloodborne beasts. Here’s a quick rundown of the eldritch monstrosities the Bloodborne community has discovered.

Slug Princess

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Well, she looks creepy. As the name implies, she’s slow, slimy, and might have been an early concept for an enemy that made it into the game, the Snail Woman. Like many other cut creatures, the Slug Princess is almost fully realized, but where she would have resided and what role she would have played in the game are ultimately unknown.

Small Witches

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Unlike Slug Princess, Small Witch is an unofficial name, which makes it difficult to speculate just who or what it would have been in Bloodborne. McDonald theorizes these little Jawa-like creatures might be related to the Eye Collector and Witch of Hemwick enemies, which is nothing more than speculation. What we do know about these enemies is FromSoftware never gave them hitboxes or finished their animations. And, they can dash at the player.

Incomplete Patient

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Oh dear god, what is that thing? It looks like the Enlarged Head Patients if they came from Silent Hill. As you can tell, this…thing…is one of the most unfinished pieces of content to date. Its textures are beyond low resolution; its geometry is rough and blocky, and most of its animations are jerky and clearly unpolished. Although, if I’m being honest here, this kind of creature deserves jerky animations just for the creep factor.

King of Skeleton

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Even though King of Skeleton (yes, that’s what it’s called in the game files) is relatively fleshed out — despite it not having any flesh — it looks out of place in the Lovecraftian horror of Bloodborne. This is the kind of creature that would be at home in Dark Souls. Still, the developers clearly spent a good deal of time on this monster, because it has numerous polished animations, including a fairly hilarious death animation. Moreover, judging by the amount of health, perhaps it was meant to be a boss monster, but that doesn’t explain why it’s an animated skeleton in a world seemingly devoid of animated skeletons.

Lesser Demon

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Speaking of enemies that look like Dark Souls monstersthis giant, axe-wielding monstrosity would be right at home on the rooftops of Anor Londo or roaming the halls of the Iron Keep. While King of Skeleton might have either been a boss or an extra-tough enemy, I have no doubt Lesser Demon was meant to be a boss before it got the axe (pardon the pun). This hellbeast features plenty of complete animations and sounds, and while its skin texture looks a little rough, perhaps it was meant to be on fire, given the bright red patches. Still, like King of Skeleton, Lesser Demon looks out of place in Bloodeborne. Maybe it was created early on in Bloodborne‘s development before FromSoftware decided to give the game a Lovecraftian aesthetic? Someone should get to the bottom of this mystery.

 

Discoveries such as these are always a treat for gamers like me. I love knowing what might have been, discovering what a game could have become had mid-development decisions been different. Given King of Skeleton and Lesser Demon, maybe Bloodborne was meant to be a dark medieval fantasy before it moved into Lovecraft territory. Whether or not that’s true, we might never had thought to ask such questions had gamers not discovered these cut creatures.

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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