September 2022

Yoko Taro’s Voice of Cards RPG Series Continues With The Beasts of Burden Releasing this Month

3 months ago

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars was a bit of a surprise release that came out late last year. Written by Yoko Taro, the game was a unique-looking RPG that unfolded entirely through card flips. The series got another entry soon after that, and now we’re getting a third one titled The Beasts of Burden.

You can check out the trailer down below:

Just like the first two games, the story will be narrated by a game master, and the RPG mechanics look largely the same as well. The soundtrack is composed by Keiichi Okabe, who’s best known for his work on the NieR: Replicant and NieR: Automata soundtracks. In addition to that, the DLC packs for this entry will be themed around the mobile game NieR Reincarnation.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Yoko Taro’s Voice of Cards RPG Series Continues With The Beasts of Burden Releasing this Month

3 months ago

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars was a bit of a surprise release that came out late last year. Written by Yoko Taro, the game was a unique-looking RPG that unfolded entirely through card flips. The series got another entry soon after that, and now we’re getting a third one titled The Beasts of Burden.

You can check out the trailer down below:

Just like the first two games, the story will be narrated by a game master, and the RPG mechanics look largely the same as well. The soundtrack is composed by Keiichi Okabe, who’s best known for his work on the NieR: Replicant and NieR: Automata soundtracks. In addition to that, the DLC packs for this entry will be themed around the mobile game NieR Reincarnation.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Sims 4: How to Do Motherlode Cheat (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

3 months ago

This Sims 4 guide will talk you through everything you need to know on how to do the Motherlode cheat on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. So let’s cut right to the chase and dive into it.

How to Do Motherlode Cheat in Sims 4 on PC, PS4 & Xbox One

To enter any cheats at all in The Sims 4, players will first need to enter live mode for the family they want to use the money cheat for. Next, you need to open up the command line by pressing the following on each platform.

PlatformInput
PCCtrl + Shift + C
PS4Press L1, L2, R1 and R2 together.
Xbox OnePress LB, LT, RB and RT together.

Once you’ve done this, simply enter “testing cheats on” on all platforms and press Enter on PC, or confirm it on PS4 and Xbox One.

After you’ve done this, press the above button combinations again and then simply enter “motherlode” into the command line and press Enter on PC and confirm it on Xbox One and PS4.

What Motherlode Does in Sims 4

Motherlode gives players 50,000 Simoleons for them to then spend however they wish with the family they had selected at the time.

The cheat can be used multiple times, too, meaning you’ll never run out of money to keep expanding your house and buying plenty of fancy furniture.

All Sims 4 Money Cheats

If you’re looking to give your Sims more or less cash than Motherlode’s 50,000 Simoleons, there are other Sims 4 money cheats you can use, which we’ve noted down below.

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Chris Jecks

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Sims 4: How to Do Motherlode Cheat (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

3 months ago

This Sims 4 guide will talk you through everything you need to know on how to do the Motherlode cheat on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. So let’s cut right to the chase and dive into it.

How to Do Motherlode Cheat in Sims 4 on PC, PS4 & Xbox One

To enter any cheats at all in The Sims 4, players will first need to enter live mode for the family they want to use the money cheat for. Next, you need to open up the command line by pressing the following on each platform.

PlatformInput
PCCtrl + Shift + C
PS4Press L1, L2, R1 and R2 together.
Xbox OnePress LB, LT, RB and RT together.

Once you’ve done this, simply enter “testing cheats on” on all platforms and press Enter on PC, or confirm it on PS4 and Xbox One.

After you’ve done this, press the above button combinations again and then simply enter “motherlode” into the command line and press Enter on PC and confirm it on Xbox One and PS4.

What Motherlode Does in Sims 4

Motherlode gives players 50,000 Simoleons for them to then spend however they wish with the family they had selected at the time.

The cheat can be used multiple times, too, meaning you’ll never run out of money to keep expanding your house and buying plenty of fancy furniture.

All Sims 4 Money Cheats

If you’re looking to give your Sims more or less cash than Motherlode’s 50,000 Simoleons, there are other Sims 4 money cheats you can use, which we’ve noted down below.

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Chris Jecks

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Bomb Rush Cyberfunk delayed to 2023

3 months ago

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, the indie spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio, has been delayed until summer 2023.

It was originally intended to release this year.

Developer Team Reptile is taking extra time to increase the quality of the game.

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Ed Nightingale

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Final Fantasy XIV’s new Island Sanctuary is more Tom Nook sim than peaceful paradise, but it works

3 months ago

There were high expectations going into Buried Memory, patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV - new raids, new story, and, most importantly, a new mode called Island Sanctuary to fulfil all of your farming dreams. There were Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing memes aplenty in the run up to release, with players hungry to customise their own cosy piece of Hydaelyn.

Meant as a casual mode to relax away from dungeons and grinding levels, Island Sanctuary has no Job level limitations and can be enjoyed by anyone. Even though you can craft your own buildings and gather materials, you don’t need to have played any gathering or crafting classes. With a base to customise, crops to tend to and a pasture full of animals to pet, it’s easy to see why comparisons were drawn to other farming games such as Stardew Valley.

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Danielle Lucas

Ubisoft give online services for older games a stay of execution

3 months ago

Today was due to be the day when some older Ubisoft games would see their online services decommissioned, but the company is granting them a temporary reprieve. You now have until October 1st to cram in some multiplayer for several early Assassin’s Creeds, the original version of Far Cry 3, Driver: San Francisco and others. Ubisoft say they’ve been “exploring what is possible to reduce disruption” over the last month, hence the shuffled date for decommissioning.

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CJ Wheeler

5 Letter Words Ending in GI – Wordle Game Help

3 months ago

Get ready to overcome the challenge of Wordle with some quick help. In this guide, we’ll go through all the 5-letter words ending in GI to lend you a hand on your quest to maintain a hot streak.

Note that the following list of words has been tested and will work in Wordle. However, if you spot any missing or incorrect words, please inform us via the comments below so we can take a look at the list and update it if necessary.

All 5 Letter Words Ending in GI

  • atigi
  • corgi
  • fungi
  • hangi
  • hongi
  • lungi
  • lurgi
  • rangi
  • sengi
  • shogi
  • tangi
  • thagi
  • tragi
  • wongi

With this list of words at your disposal, you are in a much better position to try and overcome Wordle for the day. Using the colors, you can then further refine your answer. Green indicates the right letter in the right position, yellow signifies a correct letter in the wrong position, while grey means that letter is not present in the answer.

Keep plugging away; eventually, you will get the right answer in six guesses or less. If you’d much rather skip the hassle, here is the answer to today’s puzzle.

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Jake Su

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She-Hulk Twerking Scene With Megan Thee Stallion Explained

3 months ago

So you’ve just watched the third episode of She-Hulk, and you’re wondering what the hell you just saw. Here’s what you need to know about the She-Hulk twerking scene with Megan Thee Stallion.

She-Hulk Twerking Scene Explained

She-Hulk episode 3 featured a post-credits scene where we see Runa the Asgardian elf impersonating Megan Thee Stallion once again, but this time, she’s hired She-Hulk herself as her lawyer. The two of them bond pretty quickly as Runa signs her paperwork, and before we know it, the two start twerking in Jen’s office.

In an interview with The Direct, director Kat Coiro stated that it was actually actress Jameela Jamil’s idea to bring Megan Thee Stallion on to the project. The original script for this episode had featured some celebrity that “nobody in their right mind would believe would date Dennis Bukowski”, and Jamil suggested Stallion for the role as she’d worked with her before.

Things worked out perfectly as it turned out that Tatiana Maslany, who plays Jen Walters, is also a huge fan of Stallion. Coiro also went on to confirm that the twerking scene itself was improvised on the day of filming, and was meant to give Maslany a chance to dance with Stallion.

“And so, that’s another example of a scene that was written kind of on the day of them dancing and it was really to give Tatiana a chance to dance with Megan. And we were all surprised at how she could twerk with the rest of them…
It was definitely in the moment where we were filming that, and looking at each other, and saying, ’Either this is going to be the most amazing thing ever, or we’re gonna break the MCU (laughs).”

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Zhiqing Wan

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The Best Crazy Games of All Time

3 months ago

Video games are a beautiful medium. More than ever, games can create impactful, emotionally resonant stories, and connect to players with memorable characters. What’s more, the interactive element of gaming provides an edge that helps players feel even more immersed in the characters than any other medium.

But sometimes, the fun part of gaming is when you get to run wild. Sometimes, a game is interested in nothing other than entertaining you and having a good time, even if it weirds you out or goes way over the top in the process. Here are nine video games that show no mercy in being crazy, wild experiences.

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Matt Anderson

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The Last of Us Part 1 Graphics Modes: Performance vs Fidelity, Which Should You Choose?

3 months ago

Naughty Dog’s seminal post-apocalyptic tale has made its way to the PS5 in a brand new “from the ground up” remake. While it overhauls a whole host of visual elements from the 2013 original, some of you out there may be wondering what the difference is between the Performance and Fidelity modes. That’s where we come in. Below, we’ll dive into what the Performance and Fidelity modes offer in The Last of Us Part 1.

All The Last of Us Part 1 Graphics Modes & What They Do

  • Performance – This mode offers a balanced resolution and framerate with a dynamic 4K resolution that largely targets 60fps.
  • Fidelity – This mode favors resolution over framerate with a native 4K resolution and a targeted 30fps.

Changing Graphics Mode in The Last of Us Part 1

Changing Graphics Mode in The Last of Us Part 1

  1. From the game’s main menu, select ‘Options’.

  2. Next, select ‘Display’.

  3. Here, you can toggle the ‘Rendering Mode’ to either Performance or Fidelity.

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Dylan Chaundy

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Is Megan Thee Stallion in She-Hulk?

3 months ago

Just before the release of the third episode of She-Hulk, it was teased that rapper and actress Megan Thee Stallion would potentially be making an appearance in the new Marvel show. So if you’re wondering if Megan Thee Stallion is actually in She-Hulk, here’s what you need to know.

Megan Thee Stallion’s Role in She-Hulk

Yes, Megan Thee Stallion is indeed in She-Hulk as a pretty funny cameo. In episode 3, Dennis Bukowski attempts to sue a shape-shifting elf from Asgard for impersonating Stallion and conning him into thinking he was dating the actual rapper, and he ended up spending $175,000 on her while they were going out.

During the episode, the elf takes on Stallion’s form in various scenes, including in a hilarious YouTube video where she’s exposed for being an Asgardian. She also shows up later in the episode, this time as her actual self.

After the end credits, she shows up once again as the elf impersonating her, and we see that she’s gotten She-Hulk to represent her in another case. It isn’t long before the two start twerking in her office. It’s unlikely that we’ll see her again in the series, but at least she made for a pretty fun cameo appearance in this episode.

That’s all you need to know about whether Megan Thee Stallion is in She-Hulk. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more news and information on the show, including the stealth QR codes and where we think Hulk was headed in episode 2.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Best Witcher 3 Sex Mods (Sexy, Nude, Adult Mods)

3 months ago

Are you currently playing through The Witcher 3 and are on the lookout for some sex mods? If so, you’ve come to the right place. All of the Witcher 3 sex mods on this list will definitely spice up Geralt’s love life in more ways than one. Once you add these to your game, it’ll be impossible to go back to a vanilla playthrough.

Warning, adult sensitive content follows.

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Greysun Morales

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Best 2 Player Racing Games to Play With Friends in 2022

3 months ago

Here are the best 2 player racing games that you can get on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. These are 2 player racing games that you can play competitively with any of your friends. Start up your engines!

Best 2 Player Racing Games to Play With Friends

Dirt Rally 2.0

The most recent of Codemasters’ rally racers has recently been free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, but even if you missed out on that deal or are playing on another system, Dirt Rally 2.0 is still worth picking up.

You can make your own championships from any stage in the game to create the perfect series of time trials to find out once and for all who is the best rally driver amongst your friends. Be warned though, Dirt Rally 2.0 isn’t forgiving at all.

F1 2022- Best 2 Player Racing Games to Play With Friends

Every year, Codemasters (yes, them again) prove that they’re the masters of racing sims, and the F1 titles are the best example of that.

F1 2022 carries over everything that the series has done so well over the years – which is primarily its incredible driving mechanics – and includes all of the new vehicle models, designed around the latest major changes to the sport’s rules. These have allowed for much closer wheel-to-wheel action in races.

There’s also a two-player Career as well as a Real-Season Start feature that allows players to begin their careers at any race that has occurred in real life.

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Jamie Payne

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One Piece Film Red New Genesis Song Hits #1 on Apple Music Charts

3 months ago

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The main theme for One Piece Film: Red, “New Genesis,” has entered the Top 5 of Apple Music’s Top 100: Global daily chart. As of the time of writing in Canada, “New Genesis” is in fourth place, while in Japan, it is number one. Three of the eight songs in Ado’s One Piece Film: Red album are in the Top 100 as well. [Thanks, Famitsu]

Aside from “New Genesis,” the songs in the Top 100 are “I’m Invincible,” “Backlight,” and “Fleeting Lullaby.” That means that half of the One Piece Film: Red album from Ado has ranked in Apple Music’s Top 100 list. This list shows what the most-played songs around the world are, and it update every day.

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Stephanie Liu

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 contains some naughty stuff

3 months ago

As we reach closer to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's October release date, national content rating boards have been reviewing the game for classification.

The Australian Classification Board has jumped the gun and published its classification early, and it makes for a humorous read.

The ACB warns that the game depicts "tracking and killing of numerous opponents, with resulting examples of blood and injury detail."

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Ishraq Subhan

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Looks like Biomutant will be making a Switch debut this October

3 months ago

A new listing implies that Biomutant will be getting a Switch release this October.

The listing, spotted by GoNintendo, can be found on Portuguese site Gaming Replay. It includes a price (54,99 €), Switch box cover art, and a release date - 25th October.

While nothing has been officially announced by developer Experiment 101, a Switch edition of the game has long been rumoured to be coming eventually.

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Victoria Kennedy

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Third game in Yoko Taro's Voice of Cards series out this month

3 months ago

Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden has a release date: 13th September across Switch, PS4 and PC (Steam).

It's the third game in Square Enix's Voice of Cards series that presents a turn-based RPG entirely through cards.

The series is created by NieR's Yoko Taro, which is why there's DLC for the game based on mobile game NieR Re[in]carnation.

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Ed Nightingale

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The Xbox app is getting a major upgrade to its search

3 months ago

The Xbox mobile app for iOS and Android is getting a major upgrade to its search engine.

The update, which is available right now for beta users, improves the algorithm that powers game searches.

Search for games on the Xbox app has been notoriously bad up until this point, igniting the console wars between PlayStation and Xbox fans since the PlayStation is relatively good at finding what you want.

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Ishraq Subhan

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Assassin's Creed Mirage artwork surfaces online

3 months ago

UPDATE 5pm UK: Following this morning's leak, Ubisoft has now confirmed Assassin's Creed Mirage as the next title in its historical stabathon series.

Official artwork for Mirage shows, as expected, Valhalla character Basim in his younger days. This is the smaller, stealth-focused game which has been widely-reported on over the past few months.

Eurogamer reported earlier this year that Mirage would be set in Baghdad. As previously announced by Ubisoft, the future of Assassin's Creed - presumably including its next big chapter Infinity - will be detailed next weekend during the publisher's Ubisoft Forward livestream.

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Tom Phillips

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Hatsune Miku 15th Anniversary Figure Costs Over $300

3 months ago

It’s Miku’s birthday, and Good Smile Company is celebrating with a scale figure of the 15th Anniversary Version of Hatsune Miku. Pre-orders are open from August 31 to October 13, 2022. The scale figure costs 43,329 JPY, or $309.99. She will come out in December 2023 for those in Japan, and February 2024 for those in North America.

The 15th Anniversary Version of Miku has a strawberry and spring theme. The base of the figure is a plate, which has a macaron on it as well. She holds in her hand a strawberry-themed fork, as well as a strawberry. Her long pigtails have flowers in the strands, and there are strawberry-themed ribbons near the ends. You cannot detach the fork from her body.

Here are some more pictures of the 15th Anniversary Version Hatsune Miku 1/7 scale figure:

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There is also a Nendoroid version that opened for pre-order on August 5, 2022. Pre-orders are available while supplies last. However, the North American Good Smile Company website notes that the pre-order period will end on October 12, 2022. The 15th Anniversary Hatsune Miku Nendoroid figure will come out in December 2022.

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Stephanie Liu

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Ooblets: 10 Helpful Tips For New Arrivals

3 months ago

After growing in early access for two years, Ooblets finally sprouts in its 1.0 form today. The cheerful game blends monster collecting (the Ooblets), farming simulation, and light town management as you restore a wacky village to its former glory. Though an overall laid-back experience, there’s a lot of spinning plates involved, and it can take time to figure out how to maximize each day to keep your farm brimming with valuable crops, your roster full of different Ooblets, and your wallet stretched with Gummies (the game’s currency). That’s where I come in. I’ve spent many hours playing the final version of the game, and I’d like to offer some helpful tips to make your early hours in Badgetown as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

Keep A Variety Of Crops Growing At All Times

In addition to the Ooblets themselves, crops are essential to completing the game’s most important and lucrative tasks. You’ll always need a healthy variety of produce on hand because obtaining wild Ooblets requires players to have specific crops, or dishes made from them, to challenge them to dance battles, the game’s humorous take on combat. Other tasks, such as delivering bundles of certain fruits and vegetables, can earn nice chunks of change. 

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Marcus Stewart

Sons Of The Forest Delayed 'One Last Time' To Early 2023

3 months ago

Sons of the Forest Delay

Endnight Games' The Forest became one of my favorite co-op experiences almost two years after its launch. And when more Sons of the Forest footage was revealed the following year (2021), my excitement level reached an all-time high. Sadly, the sequel has been delayed again, but the devs seem confident in the horror survival game's early 2023 release period.  

Endnight Games' post on Twitter (seen above) says, in recent months, an exact drop date has been hard to pinpoint, but the newfound scope led to the team's hard decision:

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Jason Guisao

How to Restore Energy in Ooblets

3 months ago

Restoring your energy in Ooblets will ensure that you’re able to get more chores done within a single day in Badgetown, and that can be crucial if you’re trying to min-max your time in the game. Here’s what you need to know.

Restoring Energy in Ooblets

Restoring your energy in Ooblets can be done in one of two ways:

  • By napping
  • By consuming food items

At the start of the game, your energy bar will be pretty small, and it can feel very limiting especially since the game can be rather overwhelming at first. However, if you’ve been diligent about planting seeds, growing crops, and making food, you can get a lot done in a single day without wasting any time.

First off, the fastest and most efficient way of restoring energy is by eating food. You can eat raw food, such as Crumberries or Quibs that you get from shaking trees, but it’d be much better to eat cooked food that you’ve crafted yourself. With the crops you grow on the farm, you can use them to cook food with the stove in your home.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Ooblets Review – Everybody Dance Now

3 months ago

Ooblets on Switch

There’s a certain charm to farming and life sim games. There’s just something so incredibly appealing about living a quiet life somewhere, undisturbed, where you can tend to your crops, raise animals, and eventually become a self-sufficient produce monolith. Ooblets leans hard into that idea, bringing enough innovation and uniqueness to what should be a very predictable formula, and it should be lauded for that even if it does fall short in some aspects.

As the game starts, you learn that you’re playing a character who’s just moved to Badgetown. You’re finally leaving whatever backwater island you grew up on, and you know it’s backwater because they don’t even have any Ooblets where you’re from. After meeting a few of Badgetown’s residents and getting acquainted with the lovely Mayor Tinstle, your farm life begins.

Right off the bat, I was immediately surprised by how overwhelming Ooblets was. Most farming games tend to ease you into your new life, giving you a few freebie seeds to plant before showing you how to start raking in the cash. Ooblets isn’t very forthcoming in these early hours, and you’re immediately left to your own devices as you try to figure out how to make a living here.

Money, or Gummies as they’re referred to here, is extremely hard to come by in those early hours. Seeds are expensive, furniture is expensive, clothing is expensive, food is expensive, and your character’s energy bar is tiny. Everything in Badgetown is so damn expensive and when you’re too tired or weak to get a ton of work done in a day, making a living in Ooblets feels impossibly hard. Stardew Valley, this is not.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Top 5 Best Apple TV+ Shows of 2022 So Far

3 months ago

Netflix this, Disney+ that. All these streaming services, but no one ever talks about the ultimate underdog in the market: Apple TV+.

Most people would probably have heard of Mythic Quest and Ted Lasso by now and assume that those are the only two good shows on the platform. Look, those two might be the cream of the crop on Apple TV+ (Mythic Quest is better, don’t @ me), but they’re not the only gems on there. Here are the best Apple TV+ shows of 2022 so far.

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Zhiqing Wan

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How to Get Mamoonia Ooblets in Ooblets

3 months ago

One of the challenge tasks that can pop up while you’re trying to expand the Wildlands in Ooblets requires you to get Mamoonia Ooblets. However, the game isn’t exactly very forthcoming about how exactly you can do that. That’s where we come in. Here’s what you need to know.

Getting Mamoonia Ooblets in Ooblets

If you have no idea what Mamoonia Ooblets are, it’s probably because you’re still pretty early in the game, and you haven’t even unlocked the new Mamoonia region yet. Here’s how you can unlock it:

  1. Complete the tutorial to unlock Mayor Tinstle’s tasks.

  2. Complete three Tinstle tasks, and you’ll get a new task to repair the Oobnet tower.

  3. Head into the Oobnet tower in the northwest side of town, and beat the dance battle.

  4. Head to the west side of town to start the Tinstle task to repair Gimble’s hot air balloon.

    The materials you need are: one Oobsidian, 20 Planklets, 8 Clothlets, and 12 Nurnies.

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Zhiqing Wan

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How to Repair Gimble’s Hot Air Balloon in Ooblets

3 months ago

There are plenty of little tasks for you to complete in Badgetown, and one of them is finally repairing Gimble’s hot air balloon so you can start traveling to different regions in Ooblets. Here’s how you can do that.

Repairing Gimble’s Hot Air Balloon in Ooblets

Gimble is located in the west side of town, and you’ll notice him standing next to a deflated hot air balloon when you’re out exploring. There is indeed a way to repair the balloon, but you might have to wait a little while.

In order to repair it, you’ll first need to complete three tasks for Mayor Tinstle. You can check your Tinstle tasks at the town hall, but the first three should be pretty easy to knock out. Once you’ve done so, a new Tinstle task will pop up, asking you to restore power to the Oobnet tower.

Head to the Oobnet tower on the northwest side of town, then challenge the Ooblets there to a dance battle and win. After doing so, you’ll unlock a new Tinstle task for repairing Gimble’s hot air balloon.

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Zhiqing Wan

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How to Win Dance Battles in Ooblets

3 months ago

Winning dance-offs against other NPCs and random Ooblets you find in the wild is one of the main ways for you to expand your little creature collection. With that in mind, here’s how to win dance battles in Ooblets.

Winning Dance Battles in Ooblets

First off, some dance-offs are unmissable as you’ll have to take part in them as you unlock more areas to explore and more NPCs to meet. However, if you want to battle wild Ooblets in the city, you’ll need to have enough resources to do so.

Some Ooblets require you to give them four planklets for instance, while others simply want an Oodle. The requirement will pop up when you interact with them, so try to get your resources on hand before starting a battle. Once you have everything you need, press the A button to start dancing.

Here are some key strategies to keep in mind while dancing:

  • Increase your Hype wherever possible.
  • Increase the opponent’s Fluster as much as you can.
  • Save your steal moves for emergencies.
  • Add Trepidation cards to your opponent’s deck whenever you feel like you’re even or if they’re in the lead.

Dance battles in Ooblets function similarly to turn-based battles in traditional RPGs, but with a bit of a twist. In order to win a battle, you need to hit a certain number of points before your opponent does. At the start of each turn, you’ll have a selection of random cards in your hand. Dance moves will give you points, but you can also play cards that give you a beat or increase your Hype.

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Zhiqing Wan

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How to Change Clothes & Get More Outfits in Ooblets

3 months ago

Ooblets 1.0 is finally here, allowing players to collect tons of adorable little minions to help them out with farm labor. You’ll need to look good while doing so of course, so here’s how to change clothes and get more outfits in Ooblets.

Changing Clothes in Ooblets

While Ooblets does exude a lot of charm, it’s also not very good at actually telling players how to do things. To change your outfit in Ooblets, you’ll need to press the X button to bring up your menu, use the left stick to access the options on the left side of the page, then select the option that says Clothing.

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Zhiqing Wan

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An Overlooked Sci-Fi Creature Feature Wraps Its Tentacles Around the Competition on Streaming

3 months ago

Sci-fi monster movies can sometimes feel like they’re a dime a dozen, but the reality is, digging up a good one that you’ve never heard of before can often feel like finding a bountiful treasure trove of pure, unadulterated entertainment. Case in point: an underappreciated sci-fi creature feature is currently making waves on streaming charts, and it’s likely that you’ve not heard of it before.

The specific film in question is 2010’s lo-fi cult hit Monsters, which has come out of nowhere to nab the fifth spot on Hulu’s most-watched movies list today, according to FlixPatrol. It’s even managed to edge out box office behemoth Spider-Man: No Way Home, which lands on the platform’s sixth spot. Most impressive!

Interestingly, Monsters marks Gareth Edwards’ directorial debut. For those unaware, Edwards is the British filmmaker behind 2014’s Godzilla pic starring Bryan Cranston, and 2016’s critically acclaimed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whittaker, and Mads Mikkelson.

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Dylan Chaundy

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Microsoft & Activision Merger Raises Competition Concerns in the UK; Will be Investigated

3 months ago

Microsoft and Activision’s record $69 billion upcoming merger has raised concerns in the UK over fair competition and will be investigated by its regulatory board, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

The pending deal, which is set to be the largest in video game industry history, will give Microsoft control of popular game franchises such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, potentially harming their competitors in the process. This is despite Microsoft’s recent pledge during an investor call that it would continue to keep releasing major franchises on PlayStation and other platforms.

“Following our Phase 1 investigation, we are concerned that Microsoft could use its control over popular games like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft post-merger to harm rivals, including recent and future rivals in multi-game subscription services and cloud gaming,” CMA’s senior director of mergers, Sorcha O’Carroll, said in a press release.

She went on to highlight that “If our current concerns are not addressed, we plan to explore this deal in an in-depth Phase 2 investigation to reach a decision that works in the interests of UK gamers and businesses.”

The CMA has given Microsoft 5 working days to offer proposals as a solution to their concerns, after which time if a satisfactory response has not been given then it will launch Phase 2 of its investigation. This will see an independent panel further investigate.

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Alex Gibson

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UK Daily Deals: Amazing Discount on TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection

3 months ago

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection has seen a decent discount at Amazon, dropping to just £27.95 from the list price of £34.99. If you've got some vouchers built up at Amazon, this is a great chance to drop them on the classic collection.

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Call of Duty will join Xbox Game Pass, but still launch on PlayStation same day

3 months ago

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has issued a new blog post detailing plans for Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard franchises, following today's announcement from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority that it will scrutinise the deal in detail.

As you would expect, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Diablo will be made available via Xbox Game Pass, Spencer said, if and when Microsoft's $68bn buyout of Activision Blizzard is completed.

Spencer also made the guarantee that Xbox was "committed to making the same version of Call of Duty available on PlayStation on the same day the game launches elsewhere".

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Tom Phillips

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UK's competition regulator to undertake in-depth investigation of Microsoft-Activision deal

3 months ago

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has concluded its initial investigation of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, making the decision that the deal requires a more in-depth "phase 2" investigation.

In its report, the CMA has determined that the deal will be "giving rise to a realistic prospect of a substantial lessening of competition in gaming consoles, multi-game subscription services, and cloud gaming services."

Crucially, the CMA decided the deal would have a large impact on the success of rival platforms: "Evidence consistently pointed towards ABK's content, especially Call of Duty, as being important and capable of making a material difference to the success of rivals' gaming platforms."

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Ishraq Subhan

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New Tchia gameplay trailer gives us a tour of the gorgeous tropical island

3 months ago

A new trailer for Tchia has been released, giving us a closer look at the game's tropical, New Caledonia-inspired setting.

This trailer is narrated by the game's director, Phil Crifo, and takes us from the island's high peaks to the bottom of its azure ocean. Along the way, we are shown various methods of getting around the island in action. This includes things such as Tchia catapulting herself from the tops of trees and then gliding her way through the sky.

We also get another look at the game's soul-jumping ability, which allows Tchia to quickly hop into the body of almost any animal or inanimate object she can find. This proves useful when she comes across the Maano, the game's "strange fabric creatures" that have invaded Tchia's home. In this case, she becomes a lantern, before later on becoming a coconut. You can see the trailer for yourself below.

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Victoria Kennedy

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Detroit: Become Human Dev Quantic Dream Acquired by NetEase

3 months ago

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Quantic Dream is now a part of NetEase Games. The companies announced the move on August 31, 2022. The France-based studio represents NetEase Games' first and largest European developer acquisition. According to the press release, Quantic Dream will continue to operate independently, "focusing on creating and publishing its video games on all platforms," and "supporting third-party developed titles". NetEase previously acquired a minority stake in Quantic Dream in 2019. The cost of the acquisition was not revealed.

In recent years, major China-based game companies like NetEase and Tencent (which alongside Sony grabbed a chunk of Dark Souls developer From Software) have gone on investment and acquisition sprees. Individual developers like Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture have all joined up with the publisher.

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Josh Tolentino

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