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Monday, 22 February 2021

Final Fantasy XVI Story New Hints – What Did Naoki Yoshida Say?

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Naoki Yoshida just shared some new story hints and interesting comments on Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI (PS5) producer Naoki Yoshida appeared on radio show One Morning on February 22, during the game segment Game Hack.  Naoki Yoshida was invited to chat about FF14, but was also asked questions on FF16. Here's what YoshiP said.

Naoki Yoshida first talked about his own past experiences with games, most notably with Street Fighter III 3rd Strike. Next, he spoke about FF14. And also shared some tips for those aiming to become game developers themselves. YoshiP also shared his current musical moods and how he regularly listens to BTS songs like Dynamite. It cheers him up while driving to work during these rough times with the pandemic.

Lastly, Naoki Yoshida was asked about Final Fantasy XVI.

The radio host first asked what kind of game Final Fantasy XVI will turn out to be. YoshiP stated it'll focus a lot on both action gameplay and story elements.

Naoki Yoshida: "Hmm, we only released one trailer for now. As it shows, this time we're focusing a lot on action. We're making an FF game featuring a lot of action and story. "

Following that, Yoshida was asked about players who don't like action games.

He answered that there will be several modes to help these players. Alongside other types of support such as simpler controls.

Naoki Yoshida: "Of course, Final Fantasy has a lot of players who just want to enjoy the story. So we have a mode and things to support players who want to focus on the story. We're of course preparing things like simpler controls too. So there's no need to worry on that front."

Lastly, the radio host asked Naoki Yoshida about the story of Final Fantasy XVI

We've covered in the past all Final Fantasy XVI story elements and hints Square Enix revealed.

Naoki Yoshida: "There's really not more I can say for now. I'm part of the generation that has been playing Final Fantasy since its beginnings, at release. I'm almost 50 years old, so I've experienced a lot of things in my life. So I want to makes games that even those who know about how hard life can be at times can still enjoy. The kind of distress you experience after you've become an adult. That's what I strive for with FF14 and the story of the Warrior of Light too.  I think FF16 will be a Fantasy for those who grew up with Final Fantasy, and also know the harsh reality of the world. I can't tell you more or I'll get yelled at, I think I already told you a lot."

Naoki Yoshida recently spoke about the development of Final Fantasy XVI. He most notably explained at TGS 2020 that the game's reveal trailer genuinely shows what the game looks like. With as much gameplay as possible. To avoid fans thinking it'll be years until release.

In October 2020, Naoki Yoshida also explained the scenario of Final Fantasy XVI is already complete. However, many parts still need some work, such as cutscenes and boss battles.

If you speak Japanese and would like to listen to YoshiP yourself, an unofficial reupload of the radio show segment is currently up on YouTube.

Final Fantasy XVI has no release date yet. Square Enix previously said more news on the game is coming in 2021.

Square Enix first announced Final Fantasy XVI on both PS5 and PC, but the PC mention was later removed.

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The Keening Destiny 2 Sidearm – How to Get This Weapon

The Keening Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen has already welcomed a bunch of useful and badass weapons that players get one after another through drops or by doing certain quests. Previously, we talked about how to get weapons such as Salvager's Salvo grenade launcher, Frozen Orbit sniper, Bottom Dollar hand cannon, Extraordinary Rendition SMG, and Shadow Price auto-rifle. This time around we are going to focus on The Keening Destiny 2 sidearm and see what this small but capable weapon has for us.

How to Get The Keening Destiny 2 Sidearm

Currently, the only way to get The Keening is to play Crucible mode and receive the gun through the drops. There's no quest or challenge to complete for acquiring the weapon, so just jump into the Crucible mode and play as much as you can to get the sidearm with your favorite rolls. But what are the rolls and stats for it? We will get to that.

Having an impact of 49 as a sidearm with 44 Range, 65 Stability, and 55 Handling, all prove to you that The Keening is a sidearm that you need to have in your inventory. The gun will require 46 Inventory Size and will have a small Zoom of 12 which is not bad for a sidearm. Below you can check out full stats of the weapon as well as its available rolls:

The Keening Statistics:

  • Impact: 49
  • Recoil: 99
  • Reload Speed: 32
  • Range: 44
  • Handling: 55
  • Zoom: 12
  • Inventory Size: 46
  • Rounds per Minute: 350
  • Magazines: 15

The Keening Rolls:

  • Corkscrew Rifling
  • Arrowhead Brake
  • Chambered Compensator
  • Extended Barrel
  • Fluted Barrel
  • Full Bore
  • Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Polygonal Rifling
  • Smallbore
  • High-Caliber Rounds
  • Ricochet Rounds
  • Appended Mag
  • Alloy Magazine
  • Extended Mag
  • Flared Magwell
  • Armor-Piercing Rounds
  • Light Mag
  • Surplus
  • Killing Wind
  • Rapid Hit
  • Moving Target
  • Slideshot
  • Pulse Monitor
  • One For All
  • Under Pressure
  • Grave Robber
  • Slideways
  • Subsistence
  • Hip-fire Grip
  • Threat Detector
  • Thresh
  • Multikill Clip
  • Zen Moment
  • Snapshot Sights
  • Wellsprings
  • High-Impact Reserves
  • Surrounded
  • Sympathetic Arsenal
  • Vorpal Weapon
  • Unrelenting
  • Dragonfly

The Keening Average Community Roll:

  • Arrowhead Brake
  • Extended Mag
  • Rapid Hit
  • High-Impact Reserves

Destiny 2 is now available for free on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

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Roblox All Star Tower Defense Codes February 2021

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Roblox All Star Tower Defense is one of the most popular Roblox games out there. It is quite similar to many other tower defense games present in Roblox. However, what makes it unique is instead of using guns to take down enemies, players have to use anime characters. These characters include some of the most popular characters in anime history, such as Goku, Naruto, and many more. Recently, the developers also released a major update for the game which added a few more characters such as Black Goku, Edward, Darui, and Blackbeard.

If you have been playing the game, you might be well aware of promotional codes that can be redeemed in the game. These codes award you with gems, which in turn can be used to unlock more heroes which you can fight with. The codes keep changing on a regular basis, with the creators releasing new codes with every update. Most codes have a validity period and they expire after a while. Moreover, each code can only be used once, so if you have redeemed any of the codes, it is not possible to redeem it again.

Roblox All Star Tower Defense – How to Redeem Codes?

To redeem codes in Roblox All Star Tower Defense, players need to first launch the game and then search for the settings icon at the bottom of the screen. You will see a text field in the menu which asks you to enter the code. Just enter any of the codes from below and that should instantly reward you with a certain number of gems. Here are all the Roblox All Star Tower Defense Codes for the month of February.

Roblox All Star Tower Defense Codes – February 2021

Active Codes

  • updatebelike – This code rewards with 50 Gems
  • pert – This code rewards with 50 Gems
  • epicnew – This code rewards with 50 Gems
  • rainmen – This code rewards with 50 Gems
  • bigtim – This code rewards with 50 Gems
  • incredibledayum – This code rewards with 50 Gems
  • subtome – This code rewards with 80 Gems
  • bigbangrah – This code rewards with 80 Gems
  • Subinferman – This code rewards with 50 Gems
  • omgdiscordpopoff – This code rewards with 150 Gems
  • thisisthenewestcode – This code rewards with 150 Gems
  • codecodeyayhooray – This code rewards with 150 Gems
  • lateupdatendat – This code rewards with 200 Gems
  • likethegamepog2021 – This code rewards with 200 Gems + EXP III
  • 700mil – This code rewards with 200 Gems + EXP III

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The First Pokemon Direct of 2021 Could Reveal Diamond and Pearl Remakes This Week

Pokemon Direct 2021 Diamond and Pearl Remakes Rumored

There's a lot going on in the world of Pokemon this year. The series celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021, with Diamond and Pearl turning 15 and Pokemon GO turning five. That's lead speculation to run wild recently that we could be in store for some very exciting Pokemon news. Not least of that, we could get the first Pokemon Direct of 2021 on February 27, the day known as Pokemon Day. That direct is reportedly going to reveal Diamond and Pearl remakes, as well as plenty more exciting news. Let's take a look at what we could see.

Pokemon Direct 2021 theories.

Nintendo held their first Nintendo Direct of 2021 last week and it came and went with no Pokemon news. While this was to be expected, it only fueled the flames that we could be due for the first Pokemon Direct of 2021 very soon. Couple that with the fact that February 27 is the date the first games released back in 1996, and is also known as Pokemon Day, and you have a perfect storm.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes theories.

There's plenty of plausibility behind Pokemon Diamond and Pearl getting a remake. As previously mentioned, the pair of games turn 15 this year, so what better way to celebrate.

Diamond and Pearl are also the oldest games yet to receive the remake treatment. Red/Blue/Green have received it multiple times, Gold and Silver got Heart Gold and Soul Silver and Ruby and Sapphire got Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

There have also been a variety of leaks from a reliable source over the last few months. These leaks have heavily pointed towards Generation 4 remakes.

What else could we see?

Rumours have been flying around for a while about another Johto remake, in the style of Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. With the rumoured Diamond and Pearl remakes though, it's hard to imagine The Pokemon Company and Game Freak would be working on both.

We will likely get a deeper dive into the New Pokemon Snap, however. The game was revealed to much delight last summer, but since then, very few details have been shared. It releases in just a couple of months time, so why not whet the appetites.

It could also be the time to reveal Generation 9. Pokemon Sword and Shield seem to have run their course now, with both DLC packs having been released to the world as of last year. We usually get a new Pokemon Generation every few years, so why not tease it now ready for release next holiday season.

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Genshin Impact KFC Collaboration in China Leaked, Check Out the New Skins

Genshin Impact KFC Collaboration

Since its launch back in September last year, Genshin Impact has turned into one of the most trending free-to-play titles in the world. The game's vast open-world map offers a lot of activities, quests, challenges, and hobbies for the players, allowing them to team up with friends and play together. During the short time since its launch, the game has caught the attention of some big companies around the world as sponsors, but the newest one, which is yet to be announced officially, is a Genshin Impact KFC collaboration that has been spotted recently in China.

Thanks to PrimusDep on Reddit and Zaniet on Twitter, we now have our first look at the skins coming to Genshin Impact, thanks to a yet to be announced collaboration with KFC. As reported by Zaniet, the Genshin Impact KFC crossover will offer KFC Diluc Bucket and Wing skin for a limited time. You can check out the male and female version of the skin down below:

Based on the banner above, the crossover will apparently go live on March 8, which means we are still a few weeks away from the event and probably the official announcement of the collaboration.

If you are playing Genshin Impact regularly, make sure to follow our guides and tips for the game as the world of Teyvat has a lot to discover. The Genshin Impact universe has yet to be completed by the developers. The game is set to receive new content every six weeks and is supposed to feature seven major regions. According to the development team, it will probably take several years to finish the Genshin Impact project.

Genshin Impact is now available on PS4, PC, Android, and iOS devices. The developer, miHoYo, has promised to launch the game on PS5 and Nintendo Switch sometime in the future. If you want to play the game on PC, you should head to the game's official website and download it through the game's unique launcher as it's not available on third-party markets such as Steam or Epic Games.

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Crimson Heist: Release date confirmed for new Rainbow Six Siege operation!

The first glimpses at the new operation coming to Rainbow Six Siege have been revealed, but what date will Crimson Heist release around the world?

The upcoming season of Rainbow Six Siege has just been revealed online, 'Crimson Heist'.

With the Crimson Heist operation comes a new operator, rework of a classic map and a new gadget, along with a host of other smaller changes.

However, gamers around the world are wondering what date Crimson Heist will release for both Battle Pass and non-Battle Pass players.

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Crimson Heist: Release date

  • 'Operation Crimson Heist' will release for Rainbow Six Siege Battle Pass owners on March 16th, 2021 and worldwide on March 30th, 2021.

As usual, this season will last approximately 3 months, following the completion of Operation Neon Dawn in mid-March.

We will have an article on what time Crimson Heist will launch nearer the release date, so keep checking back in!

Crimson Heist: Flores

The operator arriving in Operation Crimson Heist is 'Flores', an Argentinian operator from Buenos Aires.

The 38-year-olds real name is Santiago Lucero and according to the official release notes, he "loves tech and mechanics", and despite being "a bit awkward, he listens when others speak."

Flores can use either the AR33 Assault Rifle or SR-25 Marksman Rifle, but his speciality is the RCE-Ratero explosive drone.

You can check out his official introduction article here.

Crimson Heist: Map and gadget

Also coming in Crimson Heist is a much-needed rework to the Border map and a new gadget the GONNE-6.

This hand cannon is able to destroy bulletproof gadgets and can be used by Glaz, Lion, Dokkaebi, Finka, Gridlock, Amaru, Iana and Zero.

You can learn more about the GONNE-6 here.

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Pokemon Go Kanto Celebration Event 2021 – Event Tasks, Rewards, Timed Research, Collection Challenges and More

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Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto served as a reminiscence of the first season of the anime and gave players a trip down the memory lane. Featuring a number of new Pokemon and their shiny variants, the event was divided into multiple parts, each focusing on one part of the Kanto region. Players also had a chance to capture the legendary shiny Mew upon completing the masterwork research task. After the conclusion of the event, Niantic has more to offer for fans out there.

The Kanto celebration event will run for a week after the conclusion of the Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto. The event started at 10:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, February 21, and will continue till 8:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, February 27, 2021. While the event is pretty long, there are quite a number of tasks players need to finish in order to get the rewards. As part of the event, players need to complete timed research that has four stages. Each stage has a plethora of rewards, so make sure you finish all the stages. Here is all you need to know about the Pokemon Go Kanto Celebration Event 2021 (courtesy of u/SilphScience).

Pokemon Go Kanto Celebration Event – Timed Research Tasks & Rewards

Stage 1

  • Power up Pokemon 5 times: Paras encounter
  • Transfer 6 Pokemon: Geodude encounter
  • Catch 20 Pokemon: Rhyhorn encounter
  • Rewards: Onix encounter, 3 Razz Berries, 40 Venusaur Mega Energy

Stage 2

  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts: Ekans encounter
  • Catch 2 Shadow Pokemon: Drowzee encounter
  • Catch 20 Pokemon: Koffing encounter
  • Rewards: Grimer encounter, 1000 XP, 40 Charizard Mega Energy

Stage 3

  • Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokemon: Staryu encounter
  • Catch 20 Water-type Pokemon: Shellder encounter
  • Catch 25 Pokemon: Tentacool encounter
  • Group rewards: Omanyte encounter, 3 Pinap Berries, 40 Blastoise Mega Energy

Stage 4

  • Power up Pokemon 10 times: Porygon encounter
  • Send 3 gifts to friends: Jynx encounter
  • Catch 25 Pokemon: Eevee encounter
  • Group rewards: Aerodactyl encounter, 2500 XP, 1 Rare Candy

Pokemon Go Kanto Celebration Event – Collection Challenges

Alongside that, players can also take part in the various Collection Challenges throughout the course of the event. These are only available to the players who bought Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto Ticket. Here are the various collection challenges.

  • Pallet Town
  • Pewter City
  • Cerulean City
  • Fuchsia City
  • Pokémon League
  • Raid
  • Research
  • Evolve
  • Trade
  • Incense

The last two challenges are based on the color of the event you chose. If you chose Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto Red, you will need to Trade a Pokemon available in the Green version and use Incense to catch a Pokemon present in the Red version and vice versa.

That's pretty much all you need to know about the Pokemon Go Kanto Celebration event. You can learn more about the upcoming Pokemon Go events in our guide here.

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FaZe Adapt Has Been Banned From Twitch Again – Here's What We Know

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One of the most popular members of the FaZe clan, Adapt, has been banned from Twitch yet again. The popular streamer took to Twitter to express his anger at the ban, simply tweeting "For f**** sake".

Who Is FaZe Adapt?

Alexander 'Adapt' Hamilton is one of the most popular members of FaZe clan, he is also the director of the group's Call of Duty sniping group. Adapt is known as a professional gamer, streamer, and YouTuber. As I'm sure most of you can work out, his content revolves mainly around Call of Duty. 

FaZe Adapt has over six million subscribers on YouTube, and almost three million followers on Twitter.

Why Has Adapt Been Banned?

Everything is speculation as of writing, as neither Twitch nor Adapt have stated the reason for the ban. But all signs are pointing towards Adapt showing a clip during his stream that included the confederate flag being the reason for his most recent ban.

This isn't the first time Adapt has been banned from Twitch, he's becoming quite a regular for it. His first ban came in May of 2020 and lasted a total of three days. This initial ban came from Adapt allegedly streaming "suggestive content or activities". Adapt was then banned again just last week, on February 15. He had recently returned to streaming on Twitch, and on his first day back was hit with a ban for streaming GTA RP.

Twitch are usually quite tight-lipped about the reasoning behind banning a streamer, and don't hold back when it comes to bans. Recently, Fortnite professional Clix was also banned from the streaming platform for unknown reasons.

What Happens Next?

After back to back ban hammers coming down on FaZe adapt, he may be looking into streaming on other platforms such as YouTube. But more than likely, he'll sit out the ban until it's over and return to streaming on Twitch. Hopefully this time Adapt will last longer than one week before getting banned again.

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Persona 5 Strikers: International release time on PS4, PS5, Steam and Switch revealed!

What time is Persona 5 Strikers expected to release around the world on the PS4, PS5, Steam and the Nintendo Switch?

For excited fans of Persona 5 Strikers, it's finally game-day! Persona 5 Strikers is already available to those who pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe edition and has even become a Steam top seller.

However, countless gamers around the world are patiently waiting for their moment to launch the title. So, what time is Persona 5 Strikers expected to launch around the world on the PS4, PS5, Steam and the Nintendo Switch?

Persona 5 Strikers: PS4 and PS5 release time

At the time of writing, Persona 5 Strikers will launch on both PlayStation consoles at midnight on Tuesday, February 23rd in whichever time zone you are in.

So, no matter if you are on the West Coast, East Coast or in Europe, you'll be able to play Persona 5 Strikers from midnight this evening.

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Persona 5 Strikers: Steam release time

Persona 5 Strikers is currently expected to release on Steam at noon EST. If this time remains correct, the game will become available on PC at the following times around the world:

  • Pacific Time: 9 AM
  • Central Time: 11 AM
  • Eastern Time: Noon
  • British Time: 5 PM
  • European Time: 6 PM
  • Japan Time: 2 AM
  • Australia Time: 3: 30 AM

Persona 5 Strikers: Switch release time

For the Nintendo Switch, things get slightly more ambiguous as some games release at midnight local time and others at midnight Eastern Time.

Persona 5 Strikers will most likely release on the Switch between the following times around the world:

  • Pacific Time: 9 PM – Midnight
  • Central Time: 11 PM – Midnight
  • Eastern Time: Midnight
  • British Time: Midnight – 5 AM
  • European Time: Midnight – 6 AM
  • Japan Time: Midnight – 2 PM
  • Australia Time: Midnight – 3: 30 PM

This article will be updated if any of the described information is changed or officially altered.

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Wind Waker HD, A Link to the Past and Other Zelda Hits That Deserve the Switch Treatment in 2021

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This year sees The Legend of Zelda celebrate an incredible milestone. One of Nintendo's biggest pillars of success turns 35 this year, joining Mario (who turned 35 last year) and Metroid. Since Skyward Sword HD was confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, there has been lots of speculation about which games should join it. I take a look at Wind Waker, A Link to the Past and other Zelda games that deserve some Switch love.

Wind Waker HD Switch Port

After a lukewarm reception when it was revealed, Wind Waker has gone on to become one of the beloved games in the Zelda series. The stylish graphics, sense of exploration and gripping story make this a top tier game and one which should definitely have a place on Nintendo's hybrid console.

Rumours have been heating up that a Wind Waker Switch port is "100% coming this year", so it's time to keep everything crossed.

A Link to the Past Remake

Yes, you can already play A Link to the Past as part of the Nintendo Switch SNES Online service, but can you imagine this game getting the remake treatment ala Link's Awakening? A Link to the Past is already referred to as one of the best Zelda games of all time, if not one of the best games overall, so why not give it the love it deserves.

Minish Cap Remake

For me, Minish Cap is easily one of the best handheld Zelda titles. It's a game that's not talked about as often as it should be and it's one that deserves more. It sold less than two million copies on the GBA and you can bet, given the Link's Awakening treatment, would sell double or even triple that this year.

Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask Double Pack

Okay, this one is a little obvious. Everybody has played them (or at least Ocarina of Time) and they're already on basically every other Nintendo Console in some way shape or form, so why do we need them again? Because they're classics. Both of them.

I may be wrong, but I can't imagine too much work would need to be done to get them ready for the Switch and they would definitely sell. Lots.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Double Pack

Now, I know these games aren't the best or the most beloved but given a lick of paint and a second chance on the Nintendo Switch could do really well. They sold nearly 8 million copies between them on the Nintendo DS and, marketed correctly, could do close to that on the Switch. I think.

The Legend of Zelda 35

Super Mario 35 was fun. It was a different take on the battle royale genre for everybody's favourite plumber's 35th anniversary. Given that the Mario edition is supposedly leaving the Switch on March 31, what better way to replace it than with a similar version of The Legend of Zelda.

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