Jan 18, 22:00

Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:45 PM

Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard has been momentous news today, as much for the scale of the deal as its shock value. But we shouldn't be too surprised. This was inevitable. A handful of companies have always wanted to own everything, and nothing is going to stop them.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:55 PM

Earlier today the American Twitter account for storied manga anthology Shonen Jump got very excited about some upcoming news. Problem being, they phrased it in a way that got fans very upset, very quickly.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:35 PM

In an unnecessary turn of events, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is threatening fellow streamer Imane "Pokimane" Anys with defamation of character charges. Welcome to 2022, yall. Things are about to get wild from here on out.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:50 PM

Every time I feel like my relatively newfound passion for Fortnite is starting to wane, Epic Games drops some cool new thing that I instantly fall in love with. For example, now the battle royale game features dinosaur-like beasts that suck up scenery and shoot rare weapons out of their mighty blowholes. They are…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:35 PM

Halo Infinite's "Cyber Showdown" event kicks off today, adding a new mode called Attrition, plus a raft of neon-soaked cosmetic options, many available by way of a free 10-level battle pass. It's all pretty cool. It's also not quite what (some) players expected.


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:23 PM
     Norland aims to be RimWorld meets Crusader Kings, a medieval political city-builder

City-building games tend to focus on the broad strokes of town management, basically letting you be more of a hand of god than a proper mayor. Norland aims to make things a little more personal, letting you take control of a noble family that's in power over a medieval city, dealing with all the crime, religious uprisings, and social stratification that come along.

The devs bill Norland as a "medieval kingdom sim that generates stories", inspired by RimWorld, Crusader Kings, and Caesar. Each citizen in your town, from peasants and slaves to soldiers and criminals, have behaviours based on their status and personality, which can result in anything from happy marriages to bloody riots.

While your citizens go about their lives - or while you're in between quelling riots - you can build up armies, upgrade your village, and look to a global map to start expanding your power. You can fight or ally with your neighboring kingdoms, and work through a host of political events on the wider map.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:37 PM
     Sims 4 devs show how fully customisable pronouns will work

The devs behind The Sims 4 announced plans to introduce non-binary and gender neutral pronouns last year, and as part of a new devstream, they've unveiled how the feature will work. Or, rather, they've unveiled how the feature may work. It's all still work-in-progress, but as it stands now, the pronoun selection feature would let you select pronouns, including non-binary ones, independently of your sim's sex, and set custom pronouns, too.

The new Create-A-Sim screen (which, again, is a work in progress) now opens with the line "hello, my name and pronouns are". You can open the usual name interface, where you'll find a new drop-down menu for pronouns, including 'they/them/their', 'she/her/hers', 'he/him/his', and 'custom'. The 'custom' option will allow you to set all three grammatical forms of your pronouns. The devs also say that in-game filters, like the existing profanity filter, will help prevent custom pronouns from being abused.

There's still no word on exactly when this feature will launch, but the first iteration will be for the English version of the sandbox game. The Sims 4 is available in 18 different languages, many of which have rules about how gendered pronouns work. That means additional development work beyond that required for the English implementation.

RELATED LINKS: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, Play The Sims 4

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:02 PM
     Age of Empires 4's next patch speeds up matchmaking, slows down scouts

The next patch for real-time strategy game Age of Empires IV will be available January 19, and it's making some small but impactful changes. In addition to a balance pass on most of the strategy game's civilizations, it's also reducing the amount of time you'll have to wait for a multiplayer game by making its matchmaking system a bit less picky.

The developers at Relic and World's Edge say they've been keeping an eye on matchmaking queue times, and they've found that the system is a bit too discriminating - it can take a few minutes before it settles on another evenly-skilled player. In the upcoming patch, the developers have sped up the time it takes for the matchmaking system to broaden its search to a wider pool of players by 67%.

Not everything is speeding up, however. Scouts across the board are going to be 35% slower while carrying animal carcasses, and the Rus' warrior monks are getting slowed by 25% whilst carrying relics. The devs say this should open up more counter-play options, and it should at least have the effect of making scouts less reliable as a source for food in the early game - they'll be vulnerable if used for this task.

RELATED LINKS: Age of Empires 4 release date, Age of Empires 4 review, The best RTS games on PC

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:18 PM

Last month, we learned that Banjo-Kazooie would be the next game to arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack library of games, and today, it was announced that the N64 game will release on the service later this week on Jan. 20. If you're not familiar with Banjo-Kazooie or have never played it […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:18 PM

Nexon and Arc System Works released a video focusing on one of the music tracks included in their upcoming fighting game DNF Duel.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:05 PM

SuperGroupies is a popular fashion brand that's known for partnering up with major franchises and IPs to put out simple and elegant fashion items and apparel themed around that franchise. Last year, we got a glimpse of some of the Avatar-themed backpacks and keychains from the company, and this year, they're partnering up with Ubisoft […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:45 PM

Today THQ Nordic and Logic Artists released another trailer of their upcoming turn-based tactical RPG Expeditions: Rome.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:33 PM

Motion Twin released their third major expansion for Dead Cells at the end of the year, titled The Queen and the Sea. I've said it before and I'll say it again, but this game truly is the gift that just keeps on giving. Motion Twin is still pushing out updates for Dead Cells, and as […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:50 PM

Earlier this week, the first two episodes of Hulu's spinoff series to How I Met Your Mother, titled How I Met Your Father, were released. At the end of the second episode, the show paid tribute to the late Bob Saget, who was responsible for narrating the original CBS comedy, playing an older Ted Mosby. […]

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:00 PM

The wait is over: the Switch release SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash brings one of the best card RPGs to modern players.

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Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:50 PM

Rare's jolly 3D platformer returns on January 20 Ever since Nintendo teased that Banjo-Kazooie was coming to Nintendo Switch in...

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Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:00 PM

New cosmetics, plus a new Slayer mode It's a new year, and that means some new styles for Halo Infinite. The first Halo season,...

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Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:30 PM

I wish this was a joke Over the course of the pandemic, Zoom has been both a blessing and a...

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Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:00 PM

Super Auto Pets was robbed Another trip around the sun has been completed and so we conclude our year-end look...

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Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:15 PM

Flip the Switch and let the music Play(Station) The Artful Escape, a musical adventure from publisher Annapurna Interactive, is bringing...

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Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:30 PM

Graffiti Man is stoked Publisher Ziggurat Interactive has announced that it has acquired the back catalog of legendary Commodore Amiga...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:30 PM
     Shadow Warrior 3 release grappling hookIn July 0f 2020, publisher Devolver Digital unveiled Shadow Warrior 3, the latest in developer Flying Wild Hog's first-person shooter reboot series. Initially, both companies intended to release the game sometime during 2021, but they chose to wait until early 2022 so they could polish the game further. Up to this point, neither company mentioned a specific release date. But thanks to recent listings on the Microsoft and PlayStation stores, we now finally know when the game will apparently drop. According to these listings, Shadow Warrior 3 will get a release on March 1 — a mere six weeks from now. Both listings state that "Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system." This new installment sees series protagonist Lo Wang returning to "embark on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon&#...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:15 PM
     Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Dlc Delayed Until 2020 With ReasonIt's not every day that a challenging boss rush game made in the style of 1930s cartoons gets a trailer. In fact, before today, that isn't a thing that has ever happened before. Netflix's upcoming The Cuphead Show, which is based on the beloved game Cuphead, has gotten a two-minute official trailer, finally giving us a good look at what the show will deliver when it hits the service next month. The new show launches ahead of the game's upcoming DLC, The Delicious Last Course, later this year. I can't imagine it was easy to cook up an entire show based on a game about careful pattern memorization and split-second reflexes, but it's great to finally see it come together. The official trailer starts with Cuphead and his brother Mugman painting a fence, as the former laments his boredom. His solution is for the two of them to go to a nearby carnival known as Carn-evil. What could go wrong? The trailer rapidly cuts between a variety of sequences, showi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:00 PM
     kotick leave activision blizzard reportA whirlwind of news has followed Microsoft's behemoth acquisition announcement of Activision Blizzard, one priced at nearly $70 billion USD. It's a staggering deal, and Microsoft will bring in a long list of triple-A franchises, as well as a company bathed in workplace concerns. Activision Blizzard has broiled in controversy in the past six months, with claims of sexual misconduct and frat boy culture run rampant. Many have called out the company due to the shameful issues, and stockholders have repeatedly encouraged CEO Bobby Kotick to step down. Kotick didn't seem eager to budge. But according to The Wall Street Journal, Kotick will reportedly leave Activision Blizzard once the acquisition is complete. This is, however, not what Microsoft communicated in a press release on Tuesday morning. According to a press release: "Bobby Kotick will continue to serve as CEO of Activision Blizzard, and he and his team will maintain their focus on driving efforts to furt...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:30 PM
     Halo Infinite Cyber Showdown Event cheaper Shop Prices 1Halo Infinite received two major updates today. A new event is underway, and the shop has seen some much needed changes. For fans, this just might be enough to bring players back around to the ailing game. Today, the Cyber Showdown event begins in Halo Infinite, bringing some bright, neon colors and other cosmetics to the field. But if a glowing blue and purple mohawk doesn't do it for you, the Halo Infinite shop is now cheaper. For the latter, it's the news players have been waiting for since the game's multiplayer launched into beta. Halo fans and, hell, even members of the 343 Industries team have bemoaned the awful cost of in-shop cosmetics. Last week, Jerry Hook, head of design at 343, took to Twitter to tease pricing changes. Beginning today, the company is making cosmetics cheaper to purchase in Halo Infinite's in-game shop. If you mosey over to the store now, you can note how much of a difference it really is.   A couple of months ago, the store ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:00 PM
     Agdq 2022 Donations HaloLast week, the latest Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon took place, and it predictably turned out a huge success. With only a few exceptions, each AGDQ event has raised more money than the last, and AGDQ 2022 Online managed to continue that tradition. By the time AGDQ 2022 came to a close, the event successfully accrued a whopping $3.4 million in donations and then some. That's a new record not just for AGDQ, but Games Done Quick as a whole. According to a press release, AGDQ 2022, which streamed live on Twitch from January 9 to January 16, "continues the organization's pledge to safely continue fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic with online-only events." And much like prior online events, "AGDQ 2022 maintained the same kind of excitement and community spirit that viewers have come to expect from the speedrunning event."   A new record on multiple accounts Alongside the record donation total, AGDQ 2022 achieved anot...

Gamer Empire Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:34 PM

One of the many ways to increase the power of champions in RAID: Shadow Legends is to rank them up. Before you can rank up a champion, you need to have either champions of the same rank or chickens of the same rank. Chickens can be used as a substitute to champions when ranking up […]

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Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:00 PM

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:44 PM
     Forza Horizon 5 features a variety of races in a myriad of environments and road conditions. In the Horizon, you will find yourself racing on either dry pavement or a dirt track. You might even race in tracks with a combination of both. If you have ever wondered which cars make up the Top 10 […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:40 PM
     Trading Pokemon is one of the most fun aspects of playing Pokemon games, and it is still a feature in Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu or Eevee. With trading, you can help your friends complete their Pokedex or vice versa! In this guide, you will learn how to do just that! Let's Go Trade! Before starting […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:33 PM
     To help players of State of Survival figure out their strength, the developers introduced the Battle Power system. It measures everyone's combat potential based on various factors, and you can increase your ratings to score higher. Even so, not everyone knows how that's done. Whether you're new to State of Survival or want a refresher, […]

Pivotal Gamers Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:02 PM
     Hello folks. We have another great giveaway from MMOBomb for Neverwinter. This is what they say. To celebrate the PC launch of Neverwinter Dragonbone Vale, MMOBomb and Perfect World Entertainment have partnered up to score YOU a Special Pack which includes an exclusive Heavy Mystic Nightmare mount! A few words about Neverwinter Neverwinter is a mythical name for every RPG fan, a place where legend...

MonsterVine Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:46 PM

We're only a few weeks away from the release of OlliOlli World and I got the chance to check out a second preview build of the game. In case you've been out of the loop, OlliOlli is a side scrolling skateboarding game from Roll7, and OlliOlli World is not only the third entry in the […]

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Jan 18, 15:00

Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:45 PM

Italian lawmakers who gathered yesterday for a discussion of data transparency in political decision making got more than they bargained for when someone started playing a CGI video of Final Fantasy VII's Tifa Lockhart having sex in the middle of the digital proceedings. The hentai went live just as the Zoom call was…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:31 PM

The big news out of Microsoft today is, obviously, its acquisition of Activision Blizzard for the nominal fee of, oh, a small country's GDP. The immediate impact here means major Activision-published behemoths like Call of Duty and Overwatch will become first-party games under Microsoft's ever-growing purview, with…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:10 PM

Zack and I were sprinting through a field of head-high flowers, and we were very afraid. Ahead of and behind us, two hordes of semi-zombified humans with alien entities clinging to their faces closed in. I fired my rifle, piercing shots driving them to the ground in droves. Earlier in our trek through the…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:40 PM

The official trailer for Netflix's The Cuphead Show! just dropped and, much like the visually stunning (and brutally difficult) game it's based on, it's bursting at the seams with all of the charm and whimsy of a '30s cartoon.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:24 PM

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles are still notoriously difficult to acquire. This is partially because of the chip shortage that affects the availability of the components inside the machines, but also because of scalpers who can buy consoles and sell them for a much higher price. One guy named Jack Bayliss is…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:45 PM

A new console generation usually means a new library of games. That's not exactly the case with Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, at least not yet. So far, there are few true next-gen exclusives. Instead, Xbox games are often released in both last-gen and next-gen versions.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:10 PM

Alongside news that Microsoft is preparing to acquire Activision Blizzard for $70 billion, the Xbox console maker has confirmed that games from the recently troubled Call of Duty and Warcraft publisher will make their way to Xbox Game Pass.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:55 AM

The NPD Group released its annual tally of gaming sales for 2021 today, pretty much at the very second Microsoft announced it would buy mega-publisher Activision Blizzard for approximately the GDP of Luxembourg. The top-selling console game for 2021 was the same as it is as it is nearly every year: the latest Call of


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:35 AM

Undertale Yellow is a fan-made prequel to the indie RPG that tells the story of Clover, the seventh human who falls into the game's Underground. Given the go-ahead by Undertale creator Toby Fox back in February 2016, the labor of love is close to achieving its final form, with a new animated teaser trumpeting (or…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:50 AM

Microsoft revealed a bombshell today: it's buying embattled Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard in the largest gaming industry acquisition ever. That means a lot of things, including that the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, will soon be veteran CEO Bobby Kotick's new boss. But what that means for the man currently…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:30 AM

In an extraordinary turn of events, Microsoft is getting near to a deal to buy Activision Blizzard, the Wall Street Journal reported today. This would not only be one of the most major shake-ups in the gaming industry in years but could also finally signal the end for its horrendous CEO, Bobby Kotick.


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:02 PM
     Game Pass gets 25 million subscribers and one of the best indie games of 2021

While we contemplate the possibilities of Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Crash Bandicoot on Game Pass, Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard isn't slowing down the subscription service. A pile of new games have just been announced for Game Pass in January, including one of the best indie games of last year. Oh, and Microsoft has just confirmed that Game Pass has reached 25 million subscribers.

The indie game that I'm excited about is Death's Door, a fantastic action game from the developers of Titan Souls, which blends some Souls-influenced design tropes with a gorgeous aesthetic and Zelda-style adventuring. That'll be coming to the service this Thursday, January 20.

Other surprises in today's announcement include Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. This first entry in the anime-style murder game visual novel is available on the service today. Also out today is (the previously-announced) Nobody Saves the World, a Diablo-like action-RPG from the Guacamelee devs.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:53 PM
     Activision CEO Bobby Kotick to leave after Microsoft deal closes, report claims

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is expected to depart the company once Microsoft finalises the deal to acquire Activision-Blizzard, according to reports. Microsoft's official announcement indicates that Kotick will stay on as CEO of Activision-Blizzard until the deal closes, which is expected to take place before July 2023. After that, the companies expect him to leave, according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft's plan to acquire Activision-Blizzard for nearly $70 billion sent shockwaves through the games industry when it was announced January 18, and initially it was unclear what plans were for executive-level leadership once the buyout was finalised. Kotick said that he had told Microsoft that following the acquisition, he would "be available to ensure that we are going to have the very best integration," the WSJ reports.

The WSJ's sources, however, have indicated that Kotick will leave one the deal is completed. Indeed, it appears that it was the Journal's bombshell report in November, which included interviews with current and former Activision-Blizzard employees and a review of a trove of internal company memos, that set the acquisition in motion.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 PM
     Wallace and Gromit creator Aardman is developing a

The studio behind Wallace and Gromit (as well as the excellent Chicken Run and Flushed Away) is creating a bonkers open-world game, it seems. As spotted by TechRadar, esteemed animation studio Aardman has posted a job listing for a level and narrative designer working on games who will help build "a mad, open world and fill it with compelling stories".

There's very little to go on in terms of what the game will be, exactly, in the job description. However, we do know it'll be a "brand-new IP" so it won't tie into any of the studio's existing worlds, though it sounds like we can expect it to be as fun and distinctive as Aardman's adventures have been so far, given the role is aimed at helping to "build" a "mad" open world and create "compelling" stories within it.

There's a smattering of other clues giving us an idea of what the game will be, too. "We'll be scoping out the size and structure of our world, the player journey from end to end and the way we implement and explore our core, open-ended mechanics," the description reads. It also indicates that the game will be in the "3D action-adventure genre".

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:33 PM
     Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu banner release date

Looking for the Kuki Shinobu release date? Following the discovery of a reference to Kuki Shinobi in Genshin Impact's game files, players are eagerly waiting for more information on this possible new Genshin Impact character.

Kuki Shinobu - previously known as Kuki Ninja - is mentioned in-game in a couple of voice lines from Sayu and Arataki Itto. She's the deputy of the Arataki gang, and was first introduced in Itto's official announcement tweet - in which she implores us to contact her if we discover "any inappropriate behaviour on the part of our boss, Arataki Itto."

We don't have any information on Kuki Shinobu's moveset, weapon, or element yet - all we know at the moment is that she uses the 'girl' body type. This isn't the diminutive body type shared by Sayu, Diona, or Qiqi - it's the 'teen' body type, shared by Ayaka and Keqing. Beyond that, there isn't much information yet - but we'll update this guide as soon as we know more. Here's everything we know about Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:12 PM
     Apex Legends new legend: when will we meet Mad Maggie?

Excited to learn which character is joining Apex Legends in Season 12? The power level for the new Legends rose in 2021, with every character earning higher pick rates than their 2020 counterparts. From Valkyrie who can fly around the map, to Seer's ability to track the heart beats of his enemies, the newest Legends continue to up the ante. If the leaks about Apex Legends Season 12 are true, it looks like the developers are going to continue raising the bar.

There haven't been any hints from Respawn this time around, fortunately we have enough data mined information to make an educated guess on the newest Apex Legends character. The latest 'Stories from the Outlands' video gave us a look at Jackson, Bangalore's brother. However, we believe he won't be joining the battle royale game any time soon as Respawn has plenty of new Legends lined up before him.

There's plenty of evidence to suggest that Mad Maggie is coming to Apex Legends - yes, the same Maggie that we saw die in Fuse's reveal trailer last year. It appears Fuse's best friend has some unfinished business to settle in the Apex Games. Here's all the information we have on Mad Maggie, the next Apex Legends character.

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:00 PM
     Minecraft banners: how to create great banner designs in Minecraft

So, you want to know about Minecraft banners and banner designs? These tall, thin blocks are highly customisable, and can be used in a variety of ways. You can combine one with a Minecraft shield to add a pattern, you can use it to decorate your buildings, and you can even wear one as a hat (sort of).

In the Minecraft Java edition, banners can also be used to leave markers on a map to make navigation easier. Banners can hold up to six layers of patterns, 16 if you're using Minecraft console commands. They are crafted from wool, and the colour of the wool will influence the design of your banner.

Knowing you want a Minecraft banner and actually getting one are two different things, however. It's a good thing we created this handy guide for you. Join us as we explore everything you need to know about banners in Minecraft, including how to put letters on them, and what the best banner designs are.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:42 AM
     Fortnite – harvest stone from The Temple, The Ruins, or Tumbledown Temple

Wondering where to harvest stone from The Temple, The Ruins, or Tumbledown Temple in Fortnite? The battle royale game's weekly update is here, complete with a set of new challenges - that's the Chapter 3 Season 1 Week 7 challenges, if you're keeping track - and a few new features. Player favourite POI Tilted Towers is back, so if you fancy a hot drop, you know where to go.

Additionally, the Fortnite v19.10 update adds several giant lumbering beasts called Klombos. These creatures are partial to Klomberries, and spit out items from their blowholes after being fed. They are peaceful unless provoked; in the event you accidentally anger one of them, simply feed one a Klomberry to calm it down.

You'll need to get familiar with one of these Klombos in one of this week's other challenges - here's how to throw a Klomberry while standing within 10 meters of a Klombo, in case you're interested. Though the rest of the challenges this week don't involve toothy quadrupeds, they're just as important to complete - and if you want to know where to harvest stone from The Temple, The Ruins, or Tumbledown Temple, we've plotted all their locations on the map below.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:02 AM
     Apex Legends Season 12 release date – new legend, modes, and weapons

Want to know more about Apex Legends Season 12? 2021 was a big year for EA's battle royale game as Apex Legends received its first non battle royale mode in the form of Arenas. The updates didn't stop there, as four new characters were introduced and a new island map named Storm Point was added to the game. The new content was well-received by players, with Apex Legends seeing its highest player count ever on Steam.

Season 12 looks like it's going to include some exciting additions to the game, assuming the data leaks are correct. Last year kicked off with a bang as Fuse, the explosives expert from the planet Salvo, joined the Apex Games. Judging by the latest rumours, Mad Maggie, Fuse's best friend, could be added to the ever growing roster as the next Legend.

Based on information the developers shared last year, we know Respawn is working on adding cross-progression and a next generation update. These features were supposed to arrive back in 2021 but were delayed until 2022, so there's a chance they could be part of Season 12. Here's everything we know about Apex Legends Season 12, including what character might join the cast, which weapons have been leaked, and any new information.

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:00 AM
     Expeditions: Rome mixes historical grand strategy with an epic RPG

The Expeditions series has gone through its own epic voyage over the years. From the early days of the Spanish conquest of South America, through to a rich (if slightly convoluted) Viking romp back in 2017, developer Logic Artists has returned with a third game. Instead of leading a viking raiding party, this time you're commanding an entire Roman legion during the height of the republic.

You are the child of a recently murdered senator, whisked away to one of the Roman Republic's various theatres of war so you can escape the political infighting that's breaking out across the capital and earn a reputation for yourself at the same time.

The implicit intimacy of an RPG may not sound like the obvious bedfellow to a game in which you lead thousands of legionaries, but Expeditions: Rome elegantly handles the setting and your place within it. You are the tip of the spear, an SAS-like group of elite warriors called Speculatores. Despite this specific anchor of a military campaign, Expeditions: Rome mixes in the usual blend of exploration, side quests, and light RPG party management.

RELATED LINKS: The best tactical rpgs on PC, The best RPG games on PC

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:54 AM
     Grid Legends system requirements won't drive budget gaming PCs too hard

The Grid Legends system requirements may surprise you with how forgiving they are, as now decade old Intel and AMD CPUs are more than enough to get you on to the starting grid. That said, the game will undoubtedly still tap into the greater available horsepower found in gaming PC hardware, like the best graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia.

Codemasters has revealed that Grid Legends uses the EGO Engine 4.0, the same engine it uses to power its annual F1 videogames. This means it's possible we could see an implementation of ray traced reflections and shadows, as previously seen in F1 2021. Of course, you'll need a compatible GeForce RTX or Radeon RX GPU to enjoy these major graphical improvements.

Ray tracing tends to have a dramatic impact on performance, so we hope that Codemasters will also carry across support for Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR. These upscaling technologies are an easy way to boost fps, but your mileage may vary in pushing frame rates as high as your speedometer.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:06 AM
     Fortnite Klombo – how to throw a Klomberry

Want to know how to throw a Klomberry while standing within ten metres of a Klombo in Fortnite? The latest Fortnite update introduces us to the gentle giants, stomping around and hovering up all the discarded items that eliminated players leave behind. Their favourite treats are Klomberries, and it's up to you to bring them this delicious treat.

So far, the season challenges have had us complete relatively simple tasks such as knocking down Fortnite timber pines, destroying and collecting Fortnite telescope parts, and destroying Fortnite signal jammers. However, this week's challenges are a little more difficult as you need to interact with a computer terminal at a Mole Time drill site that IO agents guard, harvest stone from Fortnite temples, and of course, feed the elusive Klombo some Klomberries.

This guide will help you find the Klombos, how to get to their blowholes, where you can harvest some Klomberries to feed them, and what happens when you eat the Klomberries yourself. Completing these challenges is worth doing as you will get some experience to put towards unlocking Fortnite skins and Fortnite V-bucks via the battle pass.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:02 PM
     Minecraft shields: everything you need to know

Want to learn how to create and customise your Minecraft shields? Shields are a state of the art defensive tool to aid in pixelated combat, used instead of blocking with swords. Minecraft shields are not upgradable, so it's one size fits all, but they can be customised using a Minecraft banner.

Minecraft shields will completely negate all front-facing attacks of up to four damage, with the shield taking damage equal to the strength of the attack if the incoming attack exceeds that value. Minecraft shields can be used to deflect some incoming attacks, including arrows that will ricochet and deal damage back at the enemy who fired it, and melee combat which will knock an enemy backwards.

All non-damage effects through a ranged attack, such as being set on fire or poisoned by an arrow, are prevented when blocking with the shield. Knockback from melee attacks or projectiles is negated, except explosions, which are reduced to one block or less. Find out how to create, customise, and enchant your shield in Minecraft with these handy tips.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:14 AM
     Microsoft agrees $70bn deal to acquire Activision Blizzard

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard in "an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion". If approved, the deal would give 'Team Xbox' full ownership of iconic IPs such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Diablo, and many more, and grow its head count by almost 10,000.

The story first broke at the Wall Street Journal and was followed by a corroboration at Bloomberg's The Terminal. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has since confirmed the acquisition himself on the Xbox Blog.

"It is incredibly exciting to announce that Microsoft has agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard," Spencer writes. "We will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as we can within Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, both new titles and games from Activision Blizzard's incredible catalogue. We also announced today that Game Pass now has more than 25 million subscribers. The fantastic franchises across Activision Blizzard will also accelerate our plans for Cloud Gaming, allowing more people in more places around the world to participate in the Xbox community."


RELATED LINKS: WoW Shadowlands review, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:49 PM

The PC version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox now supports cooperative multiplayer, a tidy little post-launch bonus for Nihon Falcom's action-RPG. Nadia Oxford told us last year that for fans of the genre, "the Ys series is a must-play, and Ys IX is as good a place to start as any." Co-op makes it an even nicer place to start because friends are nice, aren't they?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:00 AM

I used to think that big, intricate character customisation systems were pretty much mandatory for decent CRPGs. As I saw it, the ability to conjure up a hideous goblin man with a chin curving back up into his face, if you wanted to, was a sign that you were playing something in the big leagues. Now, however, I am not so sure.

Expeditions: Rome, a historical CRPG blending turn-based combat, strategic army management, and lots of dialogue, has a pretty rubbish character creation system. There's bugger all you can really do to customise your Roman. and after the mammoth character forge of Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous, for example, it all just feels very sparse and shoestringy. And that is a damned shame, because when it gets down to business, this is a seriously good - and lovingly detailed - romp through centurion times.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:38 AM

In the wake of scandal and lawsuits alleging a culture of discrimination and harrassment at Activision Blizzard, Microsoft today announced they're buying the company. Wait, hang on. What. That's not what I expected when Xbox head Phil Spencer told staff he was "evaluating all aspects of [Xbox's] relationship" with Activision Blizzard. Microsoft plan to pay $68.7 billion (£50 billion) for the company, which will nab them games including Warcraft, Call Of Duty, and Overwatch. Jesus.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:00 AM

To perform an ollie is to commune with gods. Or maybe just look cool. OlliOlli World is shaping up to be a good-spirited renovation of the 2D skateboarding series that has traditionally been quite punishing. This one's got a flashy third dimension, moon-faced cartoon characters, and a plucky story to match. We're told of Skate Godz who once appointed a human representative on earth. But she's about to retire and needs a prodigy to step forward to fill her Vans. The player is that potential new conduit between holy half-pipers and humanity. In other words, this is a quest to become Skate Pope. Caliph of kickflips. Dalai Slama. Having both popped and shoved-it through a heap of levels in preview, I'm happy to report you can all sit down. I'm the chosen one. It's me.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:44 AM

The edgy animated adaptation of Valve's silly wizard war MOBA Dota 2 has returned, with the full second season of Dota: Dragon's Blood now live on Netflix. Dragon Knight, Mirana, and their friends return to fight Terrorblade, having committed the classic Dota mistake of letting a late-game carry farm uninterrupted until they're stacked. Should've kept ganking him before he ate all those dragons, nerks.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:08 AM

A group of Foxhole players are going on strike to pressure the developers into address issues they feel ruin their chosen role in the war, logistics. The World War 2 sandbox MMO is a persistent battle where weapons, vehicle, and building rely on resources gathered, processed, and delivered by other players, without whom the war machine slows down. Our boy Brendy called logistics "the real heroes" when he rode with them a few years back. But many are unhappy with the current state of their role, so they've formed a union.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:49 PM

Today Ubisoft released a new video focusing on the new The Settlers game, which will release on PC in March.

The post New The Settlers Video Shows Gameplay & Details Factions, Art, Features, & More appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:17 PM

Today Capcom revealed another Universal Studios Japan collaboration for its latest Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter Rise.

The post Monster Hunter Rise Reveals Azure Gear Via New Universal Studios Japan Collaboration appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:35 AM

Today Bandai Namco announced via press release that the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event will come back this year.

The post Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour Broadcasting in February Promising Gaming News & More appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:27 AM

If you've ever played Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends, you know just how frantic the game can be, as its Battle Royale format pits players against each other while also throwing in some environmental hazards along the way. Nothing is crazier in the game than making it down to the final two teams, though. Not only […]

The post Apex Legends Player Loses Game-Winning 1v1 Battle in the Worst Way appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:24 AM

While it's hard to believe, it's been nearly three whole years since The Big Bang Theory finished airing on CBS. Nevertheless, the popular nerd culture sitcom still remains one of the most resonant TV shows in recent memory. From its awkward geeky gags to its amusing encyclopedic factoids to the loveable ragtag group of friendships […]

The post Only True Big Bang Theory Fans Can Get A Perfect Score In This Trivia Quiz appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:53 AM

Earlier this week, Critical Role revealed all the information that their backers need to know in order to watch their upcoming D&D adventure The Legend of Vox Machina. Alongside a release schedule and how to watch the first two episodes early, it was also confirmed that even backers will eventually need to sign up for […]

The post The Legend of Vox Machina Backers Will Still Need to Sign Up for Amazon Prime appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:48 AM

Microsoft has today announced a monumental acquisition of Activision-Blizzard in a deal worth around $70 billion, which means the publisher's huge lineup of games is heading to Xbox Game Pass. The subscription service has become a major component of the Xbox business model over the past few years, with Xbox announcing it now has 25 […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:20 AM

The Cuphead Show is a new Netflix animated series based on the punishing 2D side-scrolling boss rush game. Cuphead was originally praised for its beautiful and fluid old-timey graphics and animation, as well as the iconic characters and bosses we got to meet along the way. The Netflix series is keeping that old-timey charm intact, […]

The post Netflix's The Cuphead Show Captures the Charm of the Game in New Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:00 AM

Developed by MorpheusZ Games, Time Master is a cute 3D platformer game that's chock full of fun puzzles to solve, and a charming world to explore. You can check out the new launch trailer down below: Here's a brief synopsis of the game: "Time Master follows the story of Zeno, a wizard who has regrettably banished […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:00 AM

2022's only just started, and there are already a ton of exciting new video games to look forward to in these early months. For all the RPG fans out there, there's plenty of new games in the genre that will be releasing throughout the year as well. Here's a list of all the RPGs that […]

The post Every 2022 RPG That We Can't Wait to Get Lost in appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:56 AM

Update: Some more information has trickled out since we published this post. Officially, Bobby Kotick's future post-acquisition is confirmed to be, well, unconfirmed. This piece of new information exists alongside everything else we learned about Kotick earlier today which is represented in the original post below. One of the immediate questions following the bombshell news […]

The post Bobby Kotick Will Remain As Activision Blizzard CEO Post-Microsoft Acquisition; Will Report to Phil Spencer (Update) appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:43 AM

Today's the day, folks! Yes, Drinkbox Studios – the developer behind acclaimed indie hits Guacamelee and Severed – has just unleashed its next title, Nobody Saves the World. To celebrate the game's release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC today, we now have a brand new launch trailer, which you can check out […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:00 AM

Over the past few years, the OlliOlli series has become one of my favorite comfort titles on the Nintendo Switch. The game's simple but clever side-scrolling skateboarding has had me saying "just one more level" on many a night. So when OlliOlli World was announced back in April 2021, I was simultaneously excited and uneasy.  […]

The post OlliOlli World Evolves the Franchise via Accessibility, Customization, & Multiplayer (Hands-On Preview) appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:55 AM

Microsoft has continued its aggressive acquisition of major game studios today in a potentially industry-shifting merger with Activision-Blizzard, the major publisher behind DOTA 2, Overwatch, Call of Duty, and many more. The deal was earlier today reported as being worth around $70 billion, making it by far the largest acquisition in the games industry to […]

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:00 PM

Kotobukiya is going to release a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Siren model kit, and it will come with extra arm parts and a flying base.

The post Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Siren Model Kit Will Return in July appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 PM

An Xbox Game Pass image leaked by Microsoft shows a new Taiko no Tatsujin game named "Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master" is on the way.

The post Xbox Game Pass Will Add Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:00 PM

Netflix announced its The Cuphead Show February 2022 release date and shared a new trailer showing Cuphead, Mugman, and Ms. Chalice.

The post The Cuphead Show Netflix Release Date Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:30 AM

People playing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on PCs can now take part in local co-op multiplayer thanks to a free update

The post Ys IX Co-op Multiplayer Added on PCs appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:00 AM

The President's Cup, the first of the FFVII The First Soldier ranking events is about to begin. On January 20, 2022, people can begin fighting for a place. However, some First Soldier Ambassador Program members and players are already participating in an Introductory Exhibition Bout. That will run until January 19, 2022. The FFVII The First Soldier President's Cup is all about succeeding in the battle royale. The event page for the FFVII The First Soldier Introductory Exhibition Bout offers an idea of what to expect. This ranking event keeps track of how many other opponents you beat and how […]

The post First FFVII The First Soldier President's Cup Ranking Event Dated appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:30 AM

The latest two official Genshin Impact fan art contests involve Ganyu and Zhongli, whose character banners will be rerun in January 2022.

The post Genshin Impact Ganyu and Zhongli Fan Art Contests Begin appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:00 AM

The latest Microsoft acquisition is Activision Blizzard, which covers all of its developers and IPs.

The post Activision Blizzard is the New Microsoft Acquisition appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:30 AM

The Best Animation award winner will be announced in March 2022.

The post Evangelion and Jujutsu Kaisen Nominated for Japan Academy Film Prize appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:00 AM

The figure will be available in September 2022.

The post Virtua Fighter Akira Yuki Action Figure Pre-Orders Are Open appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:30 AM

The manipulator of dark mist will join the roster through the Season Pass 2.

The post My Hero One's Justice 2 Next DLC Character is Kurogiri appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:00 AM

Spike Chunsoft has released a special trailer to celebrate the occasion.

The post Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Available on Xbox Game Pass appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:30 PM

'Devastation and Redemption' Genshin Impact is still making waves a year and change since launch, and multiple soundtrack releases are...

The post The breakout Chinese opera Genshin Impact single is out now appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:00 PM

That's a lot of Monsters Hunted Epic adventure Monster Hunter Rise recently came stomping onto the PC platform, having already...

The post Monster Hunter Rise PC port pushes total units past 8 million appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:30 PM

What a month The Xbox Game Pass January additions look pretty crazy, with one new AAA game, one trilogy of...

The post January's Xbox Game Pass stunners include Danganronpa, Rainbow Six Extraction, Hitman Trilogy appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 PM

Cuphead and Mugman's adventures get underway on Netflix next month It won't be long until the animated adventures of Cuphead and...

The post The Cuphead Show gets a zany new trailer and premiere date appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:30 PM

So close yet so far We've seen all sorts of wild contraptions and physics-crushing videos with Zelda: Breath of the Wild,...

The post This Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequence break attempt is perfection appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:00 PM

O Riley? Yah, Riley Work continues on the production of HBO's televisual adaptation of The Last of Us, with the...

The post Euphoria star Storm Reid bags Riley role in HBO's The Last of Us appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:30 AM

Earth, water, ice, electric, and wind flavored Genshin Impact perfume? Sure, this game is a marketing machine, there isn't any...

The post There's more Genshin Impact perfume now appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:00 AM

Prices range from $39.99 to $49.99, with sales Kingdom Hearts Switch cloud collections are coming on February 10, but there's...

The post Kingdom Hearts is coming to Switch soon, but sadly in cloud form appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:58 AM

They had an opportunity to get off on the right foot [Update: The Wall Street Journal reports that behind closed doors,...

The post Microsoft confirms Bobby Kotick will stay for the time being, which is already a bad look appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:37 AM

Troubled publisher finds new owner Microsoft has purchased Activision Blizzard, the developer/publisher behind multi-billion dollar franchises such as Call of...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:00 PM
     Crash Bandicoot microsoft activision blizzard game passSo much for the slow gaming news cycle, eh? Earlier this morning, Microsoft confirmed it will acquire the developer and publisher giant Activision Blizzard for a staggering $68.7 billion USD. It's one of the biggest deals in games industry history, creating shockwaves around the internet. Microsoft put out several statements answering some questions on the deal. Though, there are still plenty of questions remaining. However, one question that is no doubt at the top of players' minds is: are Activision Blizzard games heading to Game Pass? The simple answer is yes, they are. According to a statement by Xbox boss Phil Spencer, the company "will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as we can within Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass." The collection includes both new games to be released, as well as some from Activision Blizzard's catalogue. Spencer follows this by announcing that Game Pass has reached 25 million subscribers. It's easy to assume the n...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 PM
     Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti Delayed delay release date priceNvidia announced its newest premium graphics card in the form of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti earlier this month at CES 2022. The company promised it would be a really beefy card in its own right, packed with hardware capable of delivering unrivaled gaming performance. But now, it seems that the release of the upcoming Nvidia flagship RTX 3090 Ti graphics card may have been delayed due to technical issues. Sources have informed TweakTown that there has been a delay to the RTX 3090 Ti's release. Before this, the card was planned to release sometime in January. Now it seems that Nvidia could have a February release planned for RTX 3090 Ti instead. We're still awaiting confirmation on this from Nvidia, so this information should be taken as a rumor until proven otherwise.   An unfortunate, but temporary delay for Nvidia The delay doesn't seem to be a massive one. In fact, if the date has indeed been pushed back to February, then it's only a matter of several mor...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:30 PM
     Matchpoint Tennis Championships RevealToday publisher Kalypso Media and developer Torus Games announced Matchpoint – Tennis Championships. The upcoming tennis simulator will launch in Spring 2022, offering authentic gameplay and an immersive tennis experience. An announcement trailer was released alongside the reveal to provide some insight into what gamers can expect. Kalypso's upcoming tennis game will be a true simulator that focuses on realism above all else. To be successful, players will have to come up with a strategy and not just rely on their skill. Considering factors such as intelligent positioning and taking advantage of the game's authentic ball physics will be necessary to claim victory.   Furthermore, Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will offer a unique rival system, plus 16 real-world tennis stars. This includes the current men's second-ranked player Daniil Medvedev, and other top ten players like Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev. Some notable female players will also mak...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:00 PM
     Warzone Pacific best Sten ClassThe launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard Season One introduced Warzone Pacific bringing in more weapons than ever to choose from. The Combat Shotgun has come roaring in, as has submachine guns like the Owen. If you are looking to switch up your secondary weapon, look no further. A Sten class has the potential to dominate in Warzone Pacific with the best attachments equipped. You may have picked up the Sten in a previous match as it features in the floor loot this season, but this version does not show off its true capabilities. The weapon already wields a respectable amount of mobility, which is a desired quality for a submachine gun. This class will focus on transforming the weapon to be as accurate as possible, while quickening the fire rate.   Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific best Sten class Muzzle: Mercury Silencer Barrel: SA 65mm Rapid Stock: Hockenson S33S Padded Rear Grip: Polymer Grip Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop Magazine: 9mm 50 Round Drums Ammunition: Lengthened Perk 1: Gun...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:00 AM
     Fortnite Update Monsters klombos Tilted TowersFortnite Chapter 3: Season 1 has been packed to the brim with content. From a new map, to the introduction of Shield Kegs and more, there is something for everyone. It appears that Epic Games are not slowing down on making more additions to the battle royale. The latest Fortnite update has reintroduced the fan-favorite Tilted Towers point of interest and debuted monsters. A new creature named Klombos has made itself at home on the island. According to Epic Games, it is friendly unless you decide to provoke it. You can approach a Klombos and climb its tail to reach the blowhole on its head. Then, you will be launched into the air which can prove useful when rotating to the next circle or when you are trying to escape a difficult situation.   These monsters love to eat, and they will eat almost anything you put in front of them. However, their favorite food is apparently Klomberries. They can be picked from bushes, and all you have to do is throw a berry near the Klombos to calm ...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:07 PM
     Jubilee is a character in Marvel Strike Force, released earlier in 2021. Her kit meshes well with many teams, but to get her, you have to meet the requirements of her event – when it becomes available again. If you're interested in finding out what they are, you're in luck. Even though the "Like, Totally […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:45 PM
     Influence is an abstract term. You can't touch it, but it's a powerful tool necessary for your empire's expansion in Stellaris; however, you can't farm or mine influence like other resources. That's why some new players are confused about how to gain influence in the game. In this guide, we'll share five ways of gaining […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:41 AM
     Teamwork is an essential ingredient for winning matches in VALORANT. It will not matter if your team's Jett goes loco and drops a 50-bomb if your other teammates drop faster than flies and can only manage a measly five kills the entire match. Another important aspect of winning matches in VALORANT is Agent Synergy, or […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:10 AM
     The Ruin Grader is one of the Automaton enemies you will encounter when playing Genshin Impact. It is a war machine left behind by a lost ancient civilization and is now one of the threats adventurers must face when exploring old ruins. Ruin Graders are introduced to the game during the arrival of Dragonspine and […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:51 AM
     The Ta'loh Naeg Shrine or the Ta'loh Naeg's Teaching is one of the many shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This shrine serves as a tutorial for advanced fighting techniques, specifically the Side Hop, Backflip, Perfect Guard, and Charged Attack. This is a very easy shrine to complete and in this […]

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:18 AM
     I don't typically post news but I had to at least mention this insanity! Microsoft has officially confirmed that they intend to purchase Activision-Blizzard for a whopping $68.7-billion, making it the largest acquisition in video game history. By comparison, Microsoft bought Zenimax for just $7.5-billion. My mind boggles.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:52 AM

Simple and Clean is how this news is making me feel.

The post Kingdom Hearts Gets Release Date On Switch appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:12 AM

a massive $68.7 billion dollar acquisition.

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Level Up Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:40 PM
     Cuphead and his trusty drink-holding brother will hit Netflix next month.  This news was announced today…

Level Up Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:45 AM
     The everchanging world of Fortnite received a significant update today. As the weather heats up…

Level Up Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:00 AM
     Last October, Nintendo revealed that Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final…

Level Up Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:19 AM
     Earlier this month, Xbox revealed the first wave of January Game Pass titles which listed…

Level Up Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:34 AM
     It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at…