• Chinese WoW Servers Shut Down After 14 Years Following Expiration Of NetEase Agreement

    Chinese WoW Servers Shut Down After 14 Years Following Expiration Of NetEase Agreement
    Fans of Blizzard games like World of Warcraft and Overwatch in China are in mourning following the shutdown of the majority of Blizzard game services in the country, after Activision Blizzard and China's NetEase Games failed to renew their licensing agreement.The two companies had been partners for 14 years, with Blizzard's MMORPG having operated in the country for a few years under a separate company prior to Blizzard and NetEase's partnership. The handoff between WoW's former operator in China
  • Watch 9 Minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Gameplay Footage

    Watch 9 Minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Gameplay Footage
    Following the announcement that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been delayed to late April, developer Respawn has now released a good amount of gameplay footage for the title--and it looks good.In the nine-minute gameplay video below from IGN, we meet up with main character Cal after he crash lands on the planet of Koboh and embarks on a journey to repair his ship. The video shows off some gorgeous scenery and a series of combat encounters. Also on display is the game's updated UI. There doesn't ap
  • Respawn Grew A Beautiful Garden With Apex Legends, But It's Time To Pull Out The Weeds In Year 5

    Respawn Grew A Beautiful Garden With Apex Legends, But It's Time To Pull Out The Weeds In Year 5
    Apex Legends has had a turbulent evolution. Year 1 was largely spent establishing how the game fits within the battle royale space, Year 2 was hugely transformative in terms of storytelling and meta, and Year 3 was a love letter to the legacy of Titanfall. Apex Legends Season 16 kicks off just after the conclusion of the battle royale's fourth year, which was the game's roughest year to date as the gameplay and meta worryingly stagnated, the ongoing narrative diverged into several uninteresting
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Passes 50 Million Sold, Top 10 Best-Selling Switch Games Revealed

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Passes 50 Million Sold, Top 10 Best-Selling Switch Games Revealed
    As it does every three months, Nintendo has updated its list of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games, and it was another strong period for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Already the best-selling Switch game of all time, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe climbed further up and has now sold 52 million copies as of December 31, 2022. For comparison, the game stood at 48.4 million copies sold through the end of September 2022.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the Switch's best, most easy-to-recommended games, so it's not a sh
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  • WoW: Dragonflight Sold Less Than Shadowlands, But There Is A Silver Lining

    WoW: Dragonflight Sold Less Than Shadowlands, But There Is A Silver Lining
    World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, the latest expansion for Blizzard's longrunning MMORPG, sold less at launch than the game's previous expansion, Shadowlands. But lower initial sales doesn't mean WoW is on the way out. In fact, it's outperforming the previous expansion in a key metric.As revealed in Activision Blizzard's fourth quarter 2022 financial results, early Dragonflight sales "have not reached the level of the previous expansion." It's hard to know exactly what that means since Blizzard h
  • Justin Roiland Was Reportedly Not Very Involved With Rick & Morty

    Justin Roiland Was Reportedly Not Very Involved With Rick & Morty
    As the fallout of domestic violence allegations against Justin Roiland continues, The Hollywood Reporter has published an article citing multiple sources suggesting that "other than voice work, [Roiland] has not had any meaningful creative presence on any of the series that bear his name."The article goes on to say that many of Roiland's former colleagues say they "haven't heard from him in years, and when they have, it's been unpleasant." Since Roiland was charged on January 12 with felony dome
  • Nintendo Will Pay Its Workers 10% More

    Nintendo Will Pay Its Workers 10% More
    Nintendo plans to raise its employees' base pay by 10% this year in the wake of inflation. Reuters reported that Nintendo plans to raise salaries even as it reduced its profit expectation for the year. Nintendo previously cut its operating profit forecast from a projected 582 billion yen to 480 billion yen ($3.6 billion).Nintendo also amended its projected software and hardware sales. It projects that the Switch will sell 18 million units this year, as opposed to the prior forecast of 19 million
  • New Vampire Survivors Update Will Add Challenge Stage, Two Relics

    New Vampire Survivors Update Will Add Challenge Stage, Two Relics
    The Chaos Update is coming to Vampire Survivors soon. Developer Poncle has announced the version 1.3.0 patch will release this Thursday, February 9, for the game, introducing a new challenge stage, two relics, and three achievements.The challenge stage is called Bat Country, so be prepared to eradicate thousands of the winged creatures. Meanwhile, one of the two new relics is Chaos Malachite, which will morph the skeleton character Mortaccio upon reaching level 80. Check out the update trailer b
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  • This Lord Of The Rings Keyboard Uses Sauron's Black Speech From Middle-earth

    This Lord Of The Rings Keyboard Uses Sauron's Black Speech From Middle-earth
    Mechanical keyboard company Drop has announced a new keyboard from its The Lord of the Rings line, and this one is pure evil. The "Black Speech keyboard," as it's called, is focused around the evil Sauron. As Drop said in a press release, this new keyboard helps fulfill the dark lord's wishes to make Black Speech the unifying language of Mordor, or something like that.The keyboard features keycaps for Black Speech characters, so you can actually type things out in the fictional language created
  • Hogwarts Legacy - How To Use The Wizarding World Sorting Hat Quiz Results

    Hogwarts Legacy - How To Use The Wizarding World Sorting Hat Quiz Results
    At the start of your wizarding journey in Hogwarts Legacy you will be presented with the sorting hat at Hogwarts, which determines which house you will be placed into. In the game, the Sorting Hat asks very limited questions and ultimately lets you choose which house to be placed into. However, for fans that want to be placed into a house and given a wand based on their personality, you can link your WB Games Account with a Wizarding World account, to have your in-game house and wand determined
  • Next Resident Evil Film Brings The Zombie Apocalypse To San Francisco And Alcatraz

    Next Resident Evil Film Brings The Zombie Apocalypse To San Francisco And Alcatraz
    Resident Evil is off to San Francisco and Alcatraz Island for its next CG-animated film, which will once again see Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield face off against rogue bioweapons. While Kennedy embarks on a rescue mission for the Division of Security Operations, Redfield's job as a Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance agent takes him to San Francisco to deal with a fresh zombie outbreak. With both cases linked to Alcatraz Island, Redfield and Kennedy find themselves visiting the infamous
  • Lost Ark Anniversary Update Takes Players To A Hot Spring (And A New Continent)

    Lost Ark Anniversary Update Takes Players To A Hot Spring (And A New Continent)
    Lost Ark released in the West nearly one year ago, and Amazon Games is now delivering a massive update to celebrate the occasion.As detailed in the latest patch notes, the free-to-play MMORPG's one-year Anniversary Update will arrive on February 8 and usher in a new special event and an entire continent's worth of new content. That new continent is Rowen, where players will step into a war between two barbarian tribes, the Preigelli and the Liebertane. Players will have to pick a side and wage w
  • Hogwarts Legacy Transmog Guide: How To Change Clothes But Keep Stats

    Hogwarts Legacy Transmog Guide: How To Change Clothes But Keep Stats
    Hogwarts Legacy allows you to customize different aspects of your character. For instance, you'll be able to tweak how your character looks in the middle of the campaign. Apart from that, you need not feel bad about your items since there's a way to alter their designs completely. Here's our Hogwarts Legacy transmog guide to help you change the appearance of your gear pieces and outfits.The transmog system in Hogwarts LegacyTransmogrification (sometimes called "transmog or "xmog") is a mechanic
  • Fantastic Legend Of Zelda Books Are In This 50% Off Amazon Promotion

    Fantastic Legend Of Zelda Books Are In This 50% Off Amazon Promotion
    The Legend of Zelda has a long, complex history that spans several decades and dozens of games. Keeping up with all its nuances isn’t easy--butThe Legend of Zelda Encyclopediacan help. The expansive hardcover book is filled with 320 pages of commentary, artwork, and other interesting facts about the series. And right now, you can score it as part of a promotion that bundles it together withThe Breath of the Wild: Creating a Champion Artbookfor just $42, down from its usual $67. See Zelda E
  • Apex Legends Season 16 Is An Ideal On-Ramp For New Players

    Apex Legends Season 16 Is An Ideal On-Ramp For New Players
    Apex Legends Season 16 is called Reverly and it kicks off on February 14. In a surprising twist, Revelry is the first season of Respawn's battle royale game to not add a new playable character to the roster. Instead, the new season makes huge changes to the ability kits of the entire existing crop of 23 legends, making each of their skill sets and specialties easier to digest for first-time players. In that same vein, Season 16 also introduces a new weapon (the Nemesis), a team deathmatch game m
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2023: Claim 4 Games Now

    PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2023: Claim 4 Games Now
    The latest batch of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers is live now. February's PS Plus Essential lineup includes OlliOlli World, Evil Dead: The Game, Mafia: Definitive Edition, and Destiny 2: Beyond Light. The new freebies are available to claim until March 6.February's lineup is rather unique due to the number of games. Over the past couple of years, the standard has been three games each month. February makes switch back to four freebies, but we wouldn't expect this to become the norm
  • Destiny 2 Season Of The Seraph: Seasonal Challenges Guide Week 10

    Destiny 2 Season Of The Seraph: Seasonal Challenges Guide Week 10
    The tenth week of a Destiny 2 season traditionally delivers one final handful of seasonal objectives to pursue. For Season of the Seraph during its tenth week, that list has just three objectives to knock off your list.One of these objectives, EDZ Activities, is relatively easy to complete, and if you've been busy with Vanguard activities, then Vanguard Ornament will likely be completed already and you can collect a small pile of Bright Dust for your efforts.You can tackle seasonal challenges at
  • Hogwarts Legacy Tips: 11 Ways To Succeed At Magic School

    Hogwarts Legacy Tips: 11 Ways To Succeed At Magic School
    Hogwarts Legacy throws a lot at you as you play the game, and some things may be easier than others to pick up on. So it can often be easy to forget a few things here and there. But don't worry because we've got your back with 11 tips and tricks that'll make your wizarding adventures a bit easier no matter what difficulty you're playing on. From how to easily spot collectibles to keeping your Galleon balance healthy, here's how to get a running start at Hogwarts.Listen for the chime when using R
  • Elijah Wood Doesn't Like AMC's Proposed Ticket Price Changes

    Elijah Wood Doesn't Like AMC's Proposed Ticket Price Changes
    Elijah Wood (the Lord Of The Rings trilogy) has fired back on Twitter at AMC Theatres over the chain's recent announcement that this coming weekend will introduce a new ticket-pricing initiative based on seat location. The program, called Sightline, is slated to come to New York, Chicago, and Kansas City on February 10 before expanding to the rest of the United States."The movie theater is and always has been a sacred democratic space," Wood tweeted. "This new initiative… would essentiall
  • Hogwarts Legacy: How To Unlock Doors And Chests

    Hogwarts Legacy: How To Unlock Doors And Chests
    Throughout your adventures in Hogwarts Legacy, you'll encounter locked doors you can't enter and locked chests you can't open. Although these doors may be inaccessible then, they won't always be. More often than not it's well worth your time and effort to unlock these doors and chests because they all contain loot that can be used in-game. Here's everything you'll need to know about opening locked doors and chests in Hogwarts LegacyWhen can I open locked doors?To open a locked door, you'll have
  • Hogwarts Legacy: How To Change Your Appearance

    Hogwarts Legacy: How To Change Your Appearance
    Hogwarts Legacy has a wide range of character customization in-game. Before you even load into the game for the first time, you'll be greeted with many customizations that allow you to choose your sex, skin tone, hair, and more. But don't worry, even after you finalize your character, you can still change some features as you play the game. Here's everything you'll need to know about changing your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy.How to change appearance in Hogwarts LegacyIf you're unhappy with how
  • How To Get Hogwarts Legacy Twitch Drops Including Merlin's Cloak

    How To Get Hogwarts Legacy Twitch Drops Including Merlin's Cloak
    Warner Bros. Games has announced that players can receive Twitch Drops for Hogwarts Legacy by watching selected streamers. But to receive these drops, you'll need to do a few things first to become eligible for them, and they'll only be available from February 7-24. But don't worry. Here's everything you'll need to know about receiving Hogwarts Legacy Twitch Drops including the sought-after Merlin Cloak.Linking accountsBefore you can start earning the drops, make sure your Warner Bros. Games acc
  • Free-To-Play Madden Competitor Maximum Football Gets New Unreal Engine 5 Trailer

    Free-To-Play Madden Competitor Maximum Football Gets New Unreal Engine 5 Trailer
    With many eyes in the sporting world focused on football this week due to the Super Bowl, Modus Games has released a new trailer for its upcoming Maximum Football game.Additionally, the developer confirmed more details about the title, including that it will be free-to-play and launch this spring for PC via Steam Early Access. The game is being made in Epic's Unreal Engine 5, and the trailer provides the first look at what fans can expect.Maximum Football, which is an unlicensed game that doesn'
  • Nintendo Switch Is Now The Third Best-Selling Console Of All Time

    Nintendo Switch Is Now The Third Best-Selling Console Of All Time
    Almost six years after it first launched, the Nintendo Switch is now the third best-selling console of all time. According to Nintendo's financial results for the previous nine months, ending on December 31, 2022, the Switch sold another 14.91 million units across its three base, Lite, and OLED models.This brings the grand total of Switch sales worldwide up to 122.55 million--up from 114.3 million consoles sold as of September 30, 2022--surpassing the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4 (117.2 m
  • A True GTA Competitor Won't Be Made With AI, Take-Two Boss Says

    A True GTA Competitor Won't Be Made With AI, Take-Two Boss Says
    One of the most talked-about advancements to technology in recent years has been AI and ChatGPT specifically. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has shared his thoughts on the technology, and he doesn't believe it's going to help any other developer make a GTA-killer anytime soon.Speaking to IGN, Zelnick said it's a "very exciting era" for "new tools" that game developers can use to make games more efficiently. And while something like ChatGPT might have some level of applicability to game development
  • Creed III: Latest Trailer, Cast, And Everything You Need To Know About The New Rocky Franchise Movie

    Creed III: Latest Trailer, Cast, And Everything You Need To Know About The New Rocky Franchise Movie
    Since 1976, the Rocky franchise has been quintessential American mythmaking. The tale of a washed-up, down-on-his-luck boxer, who had a one-in-a-million shot to become champion of the world, won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And although the subsequent five sequels were nowhere near as critically acclaimed, they cemented the Rocky Balboa character in pop culture, as an All-American hero that would beat up the bullies and take on the Soviet Union single-handedly. It was cheesy, jingoistic,
  • Today's Wordle Answer (#598) - February 7, 2023

    Today's Wordle Answer (#598) - February 7, 2023
    It's Tuesday, February 7, and we're back with another edition of our Wordle guides. The answer today is not a difficult one by any stretch, but it can trip some players up if they are careless with their guesses. However, the word doesn't feature any uncommon letters and it's a word that every player will know very well. If you haven't started the February 7 Wordle yet, you can check out our list of recommended starting words to give yourself an advantage before you've begun. However, if you're
  • Nintendo Switch OLED Gets Small Discount

    Nintendo Switch OLED Gets Small Discount
    Nintendo Switch consoles rarely go on sale. The ultra-popular console continues to sell incredibly well--it's now the third best-selling console ever--meaning there's little incentive for Nintendo to slash prices. That’s largely still the case today--although the latest member of the Switch family, theOLED model,is seeing a slight discount on eBay.Nintendo Switch OLED Model$339 (was $350)While the Switch OLED Model is only seeing an $11 price cut, that’s actually one of the better de
  • Buy Dead Space, Get Another New Release For 50% Off At Amazon

    Buy Dead Space, Get Another New Release For 50% Off At Amazon
    If you haven't picked up the excellent Dead Space remake yet, Amazon's new promotion is certainly worth checking out. The retailer is hosting a buy one, get one for 50% off deal that features a select batch of video games, including Dead Space for PS5 and Xbox Series X. You simply add two eligible items to your cart, and the lower-priced product will adjust to 50% off its advertised price.Though the list of games isn't extensive, there are some intriguing options. You could keep your survival-ho
  • New Xbox Stellar Shift Controller Revealed, Out Now For $70

    New Xbox Stellar Shift Controller Revealed, Out Now For $70
    Microsoft has announced a new Xbox controller color. The Stellar Shift Special Edition controller is part of the Shift Special Edition series, and it's out now for $70 USD.The Shift controllers are inspired by different parts of the world and universe. The Aqua model is based on the deep sea, the Lunar controller is inspired by the moon, and the new Stellar controller aims to give users the "mesmerizing feeling of deep space vibes," according to Microsoft. Buy the new Stellar Shift controller Ga

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