The Daily Moot (10/16/18)
1. Fortnite Patch V6.10 Goes Live
Epic Games released a patch for Fortnite this morning that introduced the recently revealed Quadcrasher to the game alongside a new Events tab. The Quadcrasher is a two-seater vehicle that allows you smash through buildings while boosting. The Events tab is where tournaments will be hosted. In-game tournaments will allow any players to enter and play for the chance to unlock a golden pin for that tournament. In the future, tournaments will probably get more interesting prizes.
2. Marvel’s Spider-Man DLC Starts Next Week
Marvel’s Spider-Man launched to almost universal praise just over a month ago and next week the game is getting its first DLC. Insomniac revealed a series of DLCs called The City That Never Sleeps, and the first chapter The Heist will release next Tuesday. The Heist is focused around Felicia Hardy, better known as Black Cat. You can buy The Heist for $9.99 or buy the collection of 3 DLCs, set to all release before the end of the year, for $24.99.
3. Discord Launches New Store Beta
You may notice your Discord client is a bit different today, as it now includes a new store where you can buy games. In a rather ambitious plan, Discord is hoping to become a hub for you to buy games and play them. You’ll be able to connect games you own, even if they require their own launcher, and launch those games directly from Discord. There are also ‘First on Discord’ games that will be available on PC exclusively on Discord for up to 90 days after launching. Check out the store on your Discord and let us know if you like it!
4. New Battlefield V Single Player Trailer
A new trailer came out today showcasing Battlefield V’s single player option, War Stories. There are three War Stories that will be available upon launch and coming in December. Each War Story tells a different ‘untold story’ of World War 2. You’ll resist German occupation in Norway, sabotage enemy efforts as an English soldier, fight with your brothers in arms in Tirailleur, and pilot a Tiger 1 in The Last Tiger. Battlefield V releases on November 20th.
5. Pokemon from Diamond and Pearl are Coming to Pokemon Go
Pokemon from the game’s fourth generation have started appearing in Pokemon Go following a tease last week. These Pokemon come from the game’s Sinnoh region and were originally found in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. The new Pokemon will come to the game in a few waves, with the first wave happening today. Sinnoh Pokemon are available to catch in the wild, battle in raids, and hatch in eggs. Good luck trainers!
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1. In Game Tournaments are Coming to Fortnite
Epic Games has revealed a new tournament feature that is coming to their battle royale mode in the 6.1 update. Players will compete in tournament matches to earn points based on eliminations and placement. The in-game tournaments will use matchmaking to match equal skilled players together over the course of a tournament. Although current prizes are restricted to ‘pins’ that sound like just a cosmetic item, in the future that could change. The first tournament is a solo one that starts tomorrow.
2. Big Nerfs Come to Hearthstone’s Most Annoying Cards
Blizzard announced this morning three cards they will be nerfing later this week. The biggest nerf is to Giggling Inventor, which will now cost 7 mana instead of 5. A two mana increase is an absolutely massive nerf in Hearthstone, so we will have to see if anyone plays this card any more. Mana Wyrm almost surprisingly got nerfed, with a cost increase from 1 to 2. This should open the door for some good, cheap mage spells in the future. Finally, Aviana got her cost increased from 9 to 10 to weaken the strength of Druid in the Wild format.
3. New Trailer for Destiny 2’s ‘Festival of the Lost’ Event
The Festival of the Lost starts in Destiny 2 tomorrow and a new trailer revealed more about what we can all expect from the event. Guardians can earn and wear different masks while they search the Infinite Forest. There is also a new, exclusive auto rifle to unlock. The event will introduce new questlines and bounties to keep players engaged, and the trailer even promised a mystery toward the end of the month so be sure to stay tuned for that. Check out the trailer below and start playing Festival of the Lost tomorrow!
4. Valve Reveals how Drafting Will Work in Artifact
Artifact is a digital card game based on DotA 2 and designed by Richard Garfield, the legendary creator of Magic: the Gathering. In any collectible card game, how your draft format works is integral to the success of your game over time. In a video posted in IGN this morning, Valve revealed in its entirety how their draft format will work. To share some details, you will open 5 packs and pick 2 cards at a time. If you a pick a Hero card, it will come with a few of that Hero’s unique cards. And you will pick more cards than you ultimately need for a complete deck, so you can have some flexibility. If you’re interested in Artifact you should watch the video in the article below!
5. Multiplayer Game ‘Town of Salem’ Launches on Mobile
Town of Salem has been a popular browser-based game that tests how well you can lie and detect when others are lying. Players are assigned a role, either Town, Mafia, Serial Killer, Arsonist, or Neutral and act accordingly. As of yesterday, Town of Salem is now available on both iOS and Android mobile devices. Not only is the game now on your phone, but it includes the entire original game plus some sweet new features all for free! Check it now!
POPULAR The Daily Moot (10/12/18)
Happy Friday post it Moots! (like post it notes...forgive us, we're getting desperate.) In this week's episode of Moot Points, we talk about the leaked Harry Potter RPG footage that came out last week. Dylan and Brian are incredibly hyped for the game, especially if all of the leaked details turn out to be true. Enjoy!
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launches Today
It is finally here, Mootios and Mootettes. The next Call of Duty game and hopeful Fortnite-killer is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Treyarch has taken some big risks with Black Ops 4, most notably by choosing not to include a single player campaign. Instead of a campaign, Black Ops 4 is launching with a battle royale game mode titled Blackout. Initial reviews of Blackout are positive, but they’ll need to do something magical to start pulling a meaningful number of players away from Fortnite.
3. New Quadcrasher Vehicle Coming to Fortnite
Fortnite’s current coming soon message reveals we will be getting another vehicle introduced to the battle royale game mode called the Quadcrasher. The Quadcrasher looks like a little ATV but with a sort of shield on the front. The in-game description says “Charge the boost to crash through structures or get some air!” We don’t know much more about the Quadcrasher yet, but we can expect to see it in game some time this weekend or early next week.
4. PUBG May Permanently Add Flare Guns
Flare Guns were introduced in a limited-time mode earlier this year and have been tremendously popular ever since. For the unaware, Flare Guns in PUBG can be shot into the air to summon a special air drop. If the Flare Gun is fired inside the safe zone, a care package arrives with premium loot. If a Flare Gun is fired outside of the safe zone, however, it will summon a special vehicle. This weekend you can play Flare Gun Stage 2, a limited time mode meant to see how Flare Guns act in an otherwise normal game of PUBG.
5. Diablo 3 Will Eventually Get Cross-Play
In a recent interview, a Blizzard representative stated “it’s a question of when, not if” regarding cross-console play in Diablo 3. Apparently, Blizzard is working with both Sony and Microsoft to enable cross-platform play for the iconic Diablo 3. This is particularly interesting because Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 2nd, and players will presumably be more interested in buying it if they know they can play with their friends.
The Daily Moot (10/11/18)
1. Festival of the Lost is Returning to Destiny 2
Last year, Destiny skipped the Festival of the Lost due to the timing of Destiny 2’s release. This year, the popular Halloween event is finally making a return and Bungie has revealed most of the details as of this morning. The Festival of the Lost will start on October 16th and will introduce a new vendor, a new currency, and even a new event. The Haunted Forest event will give players 15 minutes to explore as deep into the forest as possible. The Festival of the Lost will be free for all Destiny 2 players.
2. Limited Fallout 76 Stress Test This Weekend
Starting this Saturday morning, Bethesda is hosting a stress test for Fallout 76 before the game’s official beta launches. Unfortunately, the beta is going to be restricted to Xbox One players who have already pre-ordered the game. Not only that, as you will also need to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber and Xbox Insider member to have a chance to join the beta. You can get more details about the stress test in a FAQ from Bethesda linked in the below article.
3. Fortnite is now Available on all Android Devices
The time has finally come for Fortnite on Android. As of this morning, anyone can play Fortnite on their Android device even if they weren’t invited to the private beta. You still cannot download Fortnite from the Google Play Store, but it is easy enough to download from Epic’s website. To download Fortnite on your Android device you just need to visit Fortnite’s website and scan the QR code. Happy hunting and many victory royales to all!
4. Cities:Skyline Industries Expansion Announced
A new expansion is coming to Cities: Skyline this month that will enable you to develop a massive industrial region in your cities. The expansion introduces more ways to customize your indrustrial areas, supply chains for each of the four main resources, and new industrial buildings. There is also a new service for mail delivery and a cargo airport to ease importing and exporting goods. The Industries expansion will be available on October 23rd and costs $15 USD to pre-order.
Halloween has come to Moot! There are special, limited edition Halloween items in the Moot shop now! Check them out and buy them now, they may not be on sale forever!
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The Daily Moot (10/10/18)
1. Fortnite Patch V6.02 Introduces the Quadlauncher
Another week, another Fortnite patch introducing a new weapon. This time, the weapon is a new rocket launcher that lets you fire four rockets in quick succession. The new weapon, creatively dubbed the Quadlauncher, comes in Epic and Legendary rarities and can be found in chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines. This patch also adjusts the drop rates of many snipers and explosive weapons, although the total number of these powerful weapons will stay roughly the same.
2. Hunt: Showdown Teases a New Map
Hunt: Showdown is a multiplayer survival game with some heavy battle royale undertones and it is awesome. Since the game came to early access this year, the team behind it has improved optimization, matchmaking, and performance across the board. Now, they’ve released a teaser to show off an upcoming map called Lawson Delta. Lawson Delta is set in post-Civil War Louisiana and will be playable for the first time at TwitchCon later this month.
3. Nintendo Gives Switch Online Subscribers ‘Legend of Zelda’
Switch Online subscribers got a pleasant surprise yesterday as they found The Legend of Zelda was available for free for them to play. This isn’t just some normal version of The Legend of Zelda though, as Nintendo describes it as a “souped-up” version of the game. Players will start with more rupees, some nice equipment, and powerful weapons. If you beat the game, you’ll get access to a more difficult version called Second Quest.
4. PlayStation Confirms PSN Name Changes, Launches Preview Program
A blog post on the PlayStation website has confirmed the recent rumors that PlayStation players will soon be able to change their PSN name. There will be a preview program of the feature on an invite-only basis. Users in the preview program will be able to change their PSN ID as many times as they wish, but each change after the first will cost $5 USD for PlayStation Plus members and $10 USD for regular members. If it unknown whether these prices will carry over to when the feature goes live. Speaking of, PSN name changes will be available to general public by early 2019.
5. Forza Horizon 4 Reaches Two Million Players in One Week
Just one week after launching, Forza Horizon 4 has seen two million unique players try their game. This makes Forza Horizon 4 the highest-rated Xbox exclusive of the current generation. The team behind the game shared some fun stats to celebrate their first week success. Some highlights include the facts thaet over 4.6 million hours of gameplay have been watched across livestreaming platforms and players have driving over 822 million miles.
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The Daily Moot (10/9/18)
1. Overwatch Halloween Terror Starts Today
Overwatch’s Halloween event kicks off today and the PlayOverwatch YouTube channel released a short trailer showing off some of the skins. Based on the skins shown off in the trailer, this year’s event seems like it will be worth grinding some loot boxes. This Halloween event also brings back last year’s PvE brawl, Junkenstein’s Revenge. Start playing now, as the event ends on October 31st.
2. Epic Games Buys Anti-Cheat Company
Epic Games, the developer behind the world’s most popular video game ‘Fortnite,’ just acquired the anti-cheat company Kamu. Kamu is the creator of Easy Anti-Cheat, software that Epic Games already uses for Fortnite. Fortnite has been lucky to avoid the level of cheating that has plagued their competitor PUBG. Hopefully this move will mean Fortnite continues to be predominantly cheat and exploit free in the future.
3. Stardew Valley Coming to Mobile
The creator of Stardew Valley took to his game’s forums this morning to announced Stardew Valley will be coming to the iOS App Store on October 24th. Stardew Valley recently came to the Nintendo Switch, but soon those without the popular console will have another way to play on the go. The mobile version of Stardew Valley will cost $7.99 USD with no in-app purchases. Although Stardew Valley is originally only coming to iOS devices, an Android release will hopefully not be too far behind.
4. Borderlands 2 VR Announced
Gearbox Official released a trailer on their YouTube channel this morning announcing Borderlands 2 Virtual Reality. Borderlands 2 is a highly popular open world role-playing first person shooter. Borderlands 2 VR will give fans of the series a new way to experience the world of Pandora. The trailer does not show how the gameplay may be different than the original Borderlands 2. Experience Borderlands 2 VR for yourself starting on December 14th.
5. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 Now Backwards Compatible on Xbox One
As of today, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD are both backwards compatible on the Xbox One. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD can be purchased on the Xbox Live Marketplace for $20 USD. With today’s additions, the original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 4 are the only MGS games not available to play on Xbox One. Will you all be playing these Metal Gear Solid games on your Xbox One?
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Happy Friday Super Moot-io Party players! In this week's episode Dylan and Brian discuss Super Mario Party, which released today. BUT FIRST! We've been running the first Moot Caption Contest this week and we received over a hundred over entries, but the contest is now over. Check back Tuesday at noon PDT to see if you won!
1. Moot Points with Dylan & Brian (Episode 24)
2. Bungie Announces Balance Changes in Gambit Mode
Gambit has been an incredibly popular game mode among Destiny 2 players, but one item in particular needs to be nerfed. Bungie announced they will be nerfing the Sleeper Simulant in only Gambit mode, but for some reason we’ll need to wait until October 30th for that change. Bungie has also teased some future changes to Gambit bounties, the frequency of rewards, and other aspects of Gambit so they can keep Guardians engaged with Destiny 2.
3. GWENT Homecoming PTR is Live This Weekend
GWENT is a card game that originated within The Witcher game series. After The Witcher 3 popularized the game, GWENT came to be a standalone digital card game. While it was well received initially, GWENT has slowly declined in popularity. To revive their game, CD Projekt Red is going back to square one with a massive rework called Homecoming. GWENT Homecoming is releasing on October 23rd, but you can participate in the Public Test Realm starting today through October 9th. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new and hopefully improved GWENT.
4. Nintendo Patents a Game Boy Casing for Touchscreen Devices
Yesterday it was revealed that back in March Nintendo patented a device that looks to try and turn your phone into a Game Boy. The main function of the device looks to be enabling button presses to be recognized by the phone’s touchscreen. While Nintendo hasn’t announced anything official, the accessory could enable a wide range of old school Game Boy games to come to touchscreen devices. Pokemon on your iPhone, anyone?
5. Disney Unveils ‘Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far’
To build hype before Kingdom Hearts 3 releases in January 2019, Disney has unveiled a collection of past Kingdom Hearts games. Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far is releasing on PlayStation 4 on October 30th and will cost $39.99 USD. The collection includes a total of 9 Kingdom Hearts games so you can relive everything that has built up to the new game coming out next year.
The Daily Moot (10/4/18)
1. PUBG Ranked System Goes Live
PUBG on PC got a patch yesterday that introduced some big changes headlined by a new ranked system. There are eight ranks and players will move up or down based on how many Rank Points they earn in their matches. The PC patch also introduces new anti-cheat measures that were developed entirely in-house by PUBG Corp. Finally, the patch implemented a new quick-select menu for throwable weapons and healing items.
2. Shadow Stones Return to Fortnite
Shadow Stones are a new Season 6 item that are meant to give the user temporary invisibility. Unfortunately, when they were first introduced last week there were immediately some problems. Players were able to stay permanently invisible among other issues. This morning, Epic Games reintroduced Shadow Stones to their battle royale mode. This is just in time, as one of this week’s challenges requires players to use Shadow Stones.
3. PlayStation Players Will Soon Get to Change Their Name
A handful of game developers say they are preparing for a new change from Sony that will let gamers change their PlayStation Network name for the first time. Logistically, it will be difficult for many game developers to adjust for name changes as many accounts have been tied to usernames rather than a unique identifier. While we don’t have a timeframe for the change, it is probably safe to assume it will be out by early 2019 at the latest.
4. New Version of the Nintendo Switch May Release Next Year
Recent rumors have suggested Nintendo may be working on releasing an updated Nintendo Switch console some time next year. The updated console would presumably have improved hardware, increased software functions, and an upgraded visual display. So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold remarkably well and a new version of the console may help maintain that momentum. Would you be interested in buying Nintendo Switch 2.0?
5. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is now Playable on iPhone
Civilization VI is the latest addition to Sid Meier’s series of epic strategy games. It released on PC in 2016, came to iPad in 2017, launched on Nintendo Switch earlier this year, and now it is coming to iPhones! The game has been tweaked a little bit to be more playable on a smaller screen, but it includes all of the gameplay from the original game. If you own the game on iPad, you won’t need to buy it again on your phone. Otherwise, the game costs $23.99 USD. You can, however, play 60 turns for free to see if you’re interested.
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The Daily Moot (10/3/18)
1. First Fortnite Patch of Season 6 Introduces the Chiller Trap
A new Fortnite patch is live and the biggest thing it brings to the battle royale game mode is the new Chiller trap. The Chiller trap “applies icy feet to friends or foes, causing them to slide around with low friction.” This common trap drops in stacks of 3 and can be found in all the usual places. As always, we’ll need to wait and see how strong this unique effect is. What do you guys think? Overpowered, underpowered, or just right?
2.Overwatch Lego Figures are Coming Soon
We’ve known Overwatch was working with Lego for a while now, but a new trailer finally shows the first Lego hero. In the short trailer, we see Jeff Kaplan assembling a Tracer figurine. It makes sense for Tracer to be included, as she is the face of the game, but it is still reassuring to see her confirmed. Overwatch Legos are the second foray the Overwatch team has made into the toy market, as they also recently announced some Overwatch-themed Nerf guns.
3. Unique Adventure Game ‘The Quiet Man’ Releases Next Month
The Quiet Man is a unique action-adventure game that combines live action sequences with gameplay. The game focuses on a young deaf man named Dane who attempts to find a kidnapped singer named Lala. Unlike most games, The Quiet Man is designed to be completed in one sitting. Also, seeing as the main character is deaf it is fitting that the game has “very little distinct audio and no subtitles.” Watch the trailer in the article below to see if you’re at all intrigued. The Quiet Man launches on steam on November 1st and will cost $14.99 USD.
4. Leaks Reveal New Fortnite Halloween Skins
A pair of Fortnite leakers revealed on Twitter this morning what they claim to be the new Halloween skins for Fortnite. There are two new epic skins, one male and one female, that are both scarecrow outfits. There are also new backblings, gliders, and pickaxes. It is uncertain yet whether last year’s Halloween skins will make a return to the shop. Many fans would love an opportunity to buy the Ghoul Trooper or Skull Trooper skins from last year’s event.
5. Rainbow Six Siege Players Want Option to ‘Forgive’ Teamkillers
Recently, Ubisoft introduced a policy that temporarily bans players from competitive matchmaking if they teamkill twice in the same match. While this is good in theory, many R6 players want the ability to ‘forgive’ people who accidentally teamkill them. The only thing worse than being accidentally teamkilled is then seeing your teammate get kicked from the match and being forced to play on without a teammate. Ubisoft has not responded to the request yet.
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The Daily Moot (10/2/18)
1. Leaked Footage Shows Possible Harry Potter RPG
A minute-long trailer was leaked this morning that appears to show footage from an upcoming Harry Potter roleplaying game. Apparently, you will play as a wizard or witch who attends Hogwarts during the 19th century. According to the person who leaked the trailer, the game will feature classic RPG elements like character customization, different classes, and an open world to explore.
edit: https://my.mixtape.moe/scyeev.mp4 <--------Here is a link to the trailer, Warner Brothers copyright-struck the original video off of YouTube.
2. GTA Online Brings Back Sumo Mode
Rockstar announced yesterday they’re bringing back Sumo Mode for GTA online. For those of you who don’t know, Sumo Mode in GTA Online has players in cars try to push the other players outside of a ring. You know, like Sumo wrestling. Sumo Mode returns with some changes, though, and sounds like it will even more fun than last time. Be sure to check it out in GTA Online while you can!
3. Seattle Police Launch Anti-Swatting Program
‘Swatting’ is the act of calling in a fake threat at a streamer’s location so that a SWAT team will storm their home. It has unfortunately become a problem recently, with at least one swatting attempt resulting in a death, and the Seattle police department is trying to take steps to stop it. Now, those who are worried they may be swatted can preemptively register their address with the Seattle Police Department. This will enable the police to handle calls about the streamer with extra precaution and knowledge about the situation.
4. The Division 2 Will Add New Weapon Types and More Exotics
Although The Division 2 doesn’t release until March 15th of next year, we’re starting to learn more about how it will be different from the original game. For starters, there will be a new weapon class titled ‘rifles’ that will include assault rifles, marksman rifles, and burst rifles. The team working on the game also revealed that exotics in The Division 2 will all look unique and have a special story for players to uncover.
5. Killing Floor 2 Halloween Event Trailer
Tripwire Interactive released a massive Halloween-themed free update for Killing Floor 2 this morning and it looks fantastic. Killing Floor is a first person shooter that has players fight off waves of ‘Zeds’ either solo or as a team. Today’s update, titled Halloween Horrors: Monster Masquerade, introduces a new map, new weapons, and Halloween makeovers for all zeds and bosses. There are also matchmaking improvements and limited time items.
The Daily Moot (10/1/18)
1. Fortnite’s Floating Island is Slowly Moving
If you’ve played Fortnite at all in Season 6 you may have noticed a big floating island above Loot Lake. If you played over the weekend, you’ll have noticed that island is now slowly drifting through the air. The floating island seems to be moving to the different purple runes on the ground. Yesterday, the island reached one of these locations and spawned volcanic craters in the area. What do you think all of this is building up to?
2. Rockstar Releases Another Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer
Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on the 26th of this month and Rockstar Games released a second gameplay trailer this morning to build some hype. The trailer doesn’t reveal anything previously unknown about the game but it shows off some of the more highly anticipated features. First person mode, which is available upon launch, looks amazing as does the rest of the game. If you’re on the fence about RDR2, watch the trailer and it’ll change your mind. If you already know you’re going to buy RDR2, watch it to get hyped!
3. Google Reveals ‘Project Stream,’ Which Streams Games in Chrome
This morning Google revealed Project Stream, a service that will enable users to play games within the Google Chrome web browser. Initial tests will use Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which launches this Friday. There is a beta you can sign up for to help test the service. The idea behind is powerful computers elsewhere run the game and then stream it to your web browser. If it works, gamers will be able to play high end games on even the wimpiest of computers.
4. Blizzard Teases Overwatch Halloween Event
Blizzard took to Twitter this morning to tease their upcoming Halloween event which is set to launch on October 9th. We don’t know many details of the event yet beyond the limerick in the tweet: “There’s a rumor among explorers, about a monolithic lair, home to terrifying horrors, Heroes, how will you prepare?” There will be new Halloween themed legendary skins and previously Halloween skins will be available for a reduced price.
5. Mojang Announces New Game Called ‘Minecraft: Dungeons’
At Minecon this weekend Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, announced a new spin-off game called Minecraft: Dungeons. The game will be a multiplayer dungeon-crawler that looks a lot like Minecraft. According to the announcement, “up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in an epic quest to save the village and take down the evil Arch-Illager!” Minecraft: Dungeons will release on PC in 2019.
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Happy Friday Harlem Moot-trotters! In this week's episode of Moot Points with Dylan & Brian the guys discuss the recent loot box controversy and where they think things are headed. We also have a particularly good intro this week, so be sure to check it out below!
2. Fortnite’s Shadows Stones Have Been Disabled
Shadow Stones are a new item in season 6 that grants temporary invisibility upon use. The controversial item has now been disabled due to several reported issues. Apparently, sometimes the Shadow Stones would occasionally turn players permanently invisible. There were also reports that players could move faster, jump higher, and glitch inside trucks. We will have to wait and see when, or if, Shadow Stones come back.
3. Underwatch Battle Royale ‘Last Tide’ Free This Weekend
Last Tide is an early access battle royale that is having a free weekend starting today. In Last Tide, instead of a storm of toxic gas closing in players are instead surrounded by a slowly closing swarm of sharks. There is also now the Megalodon, a massive shark that could very easily eat you alive. If you are able to kill the Megalodon you’ll unlock a divesuit called the Mecha-lodon. Last Tide usually costs $15 USD.
4. Mario Tennis Aces Adds Birdo to Their Roster
Nintendo released a reveal trailer for Birdo, the lovely pink character from other Nintendo games, for Mario Tennis Aces. Birdo will come to the Switch game in October and players can unlock her by participating in the in-game tournament. It’s hard to tell what exactly Birdo’s strengths and weaknesses will be just from the trailer, but luckily we won’t have to wait long to find out!
5. New Twitch Tags System Launches to Community Disappointment
Yesterday Twitch introduced a way to tag your stream so viewers can more easily find the perfect streams for them. Some tags include ‘competitive’ and ‘beginner friendly,’ which are great, but the community at large is upset. The biggest complaint is the new tag system is less all-encompassing than the Community system it is replacing. You could create your own communities, but you can’t create your own tags, so unless tags already exist to describe your style of streaming you are left feeling left out.
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1. Fortnite Season 6 Begins!
Fortnite season 6 is here! The fan favorite game brings HUGE changes including consumable cubes that make you invisible, BIG changes to Loot Lake, and, last but not least, PETS! Fortnite continues to dominate the gaming industry with their ongoing updates and incredible gameplay. Check out the season 6 trailer, patch notes, and battle pass info below.
2. WoW: Classic Demo Available to BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Holders
Those who buy a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will be able to download and play a demo for World of Warcraft: Classic starting November 2nd. This year’s BlizzCon Virtual Ticket costs $50 USD and includes cosmetic items for each Blizzard game. Those who actually physically attend BlizzCon will also be able to playtest World of Warcraft: Classic.
3. Fallout 76 Beta Dates Revealed
Bethesda announced this morning the dates for Fallout 76’s beta. The beta will be playable on Xbox One on October 23rd and then one week later PlayStation 4 and PC players will gain access. The beta will not be 24/7 as Bethesda wants to stress test their servers. Instead, players will have access to the game for roughly 8 hours each day. Only players who pre-order Fallout 76 will gain access to the beta.
4. Sea of Thieves Expansion ‘Forsaken Shores’ Releases Today
The community at large was unhappy with the amount of content Sea of Thieves had at launch, but the team behind the game has been pumping it out since then. Sea of Thieves gets their third major expansion since launch today, titled Forsaken Shores. Forsaken Shores introduces a new region to the map called Devil’s Roar. In it, players will find volcanoes, magma, and tons of opportunities for adventure.
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 is 105 GB to Install
It was revealed yesterday that Red Dead Redemption 2 will take 105 GB of space on your hard drive to install. This is a massive amount, even on consoles with a 1 TB hard drive. It makes sense that Red Dead 2 will take a large amount of space, as the developers have shown off a massive world for players to explore. The game will also include Red Dead Online, which goes into public beta in November. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.
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1. Final Fortnite Season 6 Teaser Shows...a Werewolf?
The official Fortnite twitter account just posted a picture we can assume is the last teaser before season 6 and it shows some sort of crazed werewolf figure. Just like the first two teasers, the werewolf is shown inside the cube which suggests we may not be done with 'Kevin' just yet. Make sure you're prepared for Season 6 tomorrow and be sure to max your Season 5 battle pass tonight!
2. Xbox One Gets Mouse+Keyboard Support Next Month
Microsoft announced this morning they will finally allow mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One devices starting next month. The superior input system (sorry, our editor is biased toward PC gaming) will only be available on a game by game basis. Razer will create officially licensed Xbox mice and keyboards, although most wired or wireless USB keyboards and mice will work.
3. DiRT Rally 2.0 Announced
DiRT Rally 2.0 is launching February 26th, 2019 for PC and consoles. Dirt Rally is a popular rally racing game that originally released in 2015. The sequel will bring players to locations all around the globe to race in one of the most authentic video game racing experiences to date. Players can pre-order to unlock the Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec or purchase the deluxe edition to start playing four days early.
4. Arena of Valor Comes to Nintendo Switch
Arena of Valor is a popular free-to-play MOBA and it is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Arena of Valor has dozens of playable heroes that fit the classic MOBA roles. Arena of Valor also has several ways to play, including 5v5, 3v3, and 1v1. Have you played Arena of Valor before? Are you going to try it now that it’s on the Switch? Let us know.
5. Sony Finally Introduces PS4 Crossplay for Fortnite
Sony is finally caving to the pressure and will start to let PlayStation 4 players experience unrestricted cross-platform play in Fortnite. PS4 players will now be able to play with and against people on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It is uncertain whether this will ‘unlock’ Epic Games accounts that have been linked to PSN accounts, but hopefully we will find out soon.
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1. Epic Games drops Another Fortnite Season 6 Teaser
Epic Games tweeted out another season 6 teaser pic this morning. This time, the pic shows a female character in a cowboy hat and is accompanied by the caption "Saddle up! 2 days to season 6." Now we've seen a robot DJ and a cowboy. What do you expect for season 6?
2. Brand New Pokemon Revealed via Pokemon Go
Over the last few days some players have reported seen a mysterious new Pokemon while playing Pokemon Go. When players caught the new Pokemon, it would transform into a Ditto. This morning, Nintendo released a short video introducing us to the game’s newest pokemon, Meltan! Meltan is mythical Steel-Type Hex Nut Pokemon. You can expect Meltan to be in Pokemon Let’s Go! Eevee and Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu when they release.
3. Rainbow Six Siege Year 1 Operators Price Reduced
Ubisoft announced this morning they will be reducing the price of all Year 1 operators until March of next year. Year 1 operators have had their prices reduced from 600 R6 Credits/25,000 Renown down to 360 R6 Credits or 15,000 Renown. Year 1 operators include Frost, Buck, Valkyrie, Blackbeard, Capitao, Caveira, Hibana, and Echo.
4. Rockstar Games Reveals More about RDR2 World
Rockstar Games posted on their official website yesterday to shed more light on how hunting, fishing, and wildlife in general will function in their upcoming Western open-world game. Apparently, the game will feature roughly 200 species of animals that will all act and react in unique, logical ways. Possums play dead, salmon swim upstream, and more as Rockstar works to create the most immersive open-world experience yet. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.
5. Assassin's Creed Odyssey Launch Trailer
Ubisoft released the official launch trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey and it is exciting to say the least. The trailer shows you starting as a child who inherit's their grandfather's blade. Your mother tells you Leonidas's blood runs through your veins and you are to unite all the people of Greece. It's hard to tell how much of an "assassin" you'll actually be in this game, but it still looks absolutely epic. Assassin's Creed Odyssey releases October 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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1. First Fortnite Season 6 Teaser
This morning Epic Games revealed on Twitter the first of many Season 6 teasers for their battle royale game mode. The picture shows a llama DJ (yes you read that correctly, a llama DJ) and has the caption “all great parties need a DJ.” The background of the image is the purple cube, affectionately named Kevin, which recently dissolved into Loot Lake. Fortnite Season 6 Starts on September 27th.
2. League of Legends’ Ezreal Gets Visual Update and Minor Rework
This morning, Riot Games put out a short gameplay preview for Ezreal, one of their more iconic characters. Fans of the hybrid-damage dealing carry need not worry, as he is only being minorly tweaked. It appears to be a visual update mostly, as it looks like only his W ability is changing. W now looks like it marks your target with something that detonates for bonus damage the next time you hit them. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’re excited or concerned.
3. Rocket League Patch Kicks off Season 9
Rocket League Patch V1.53 launched today, bringing an end to Season 8 of competitive play and kicking off Season 9. Season 9 introduces several new ranked playlists, including 3v3 Dropshot and 2v2 Hoops. The update also brings the Hot Wheels Rivals Arena map to casual playlists, private matches, and offline matches.
4. Devil May Cry 5 Has Both Multiplayer and Microtransactions
Fans have been playing Devil May Cry 5 at the Tokyo Game Show this past week and Gamespot noticed players were able to spend real world money to purchase red orbs in the game. Orbs are used to unlock weapon upgrades, new moves, and consumables but are usually not abundant enough to unlock everything. Someone over at devilmaycry.org also noticed recently the game says it will have multiplayer for up to 2 or 3 players, but the game’s developer was tightlipped on the subject. Devil May Cry 5 releases March 8th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
5. Telltale Games Effectively Shuts Down, Releasing Most Employees
Telltale Games laid off the majority of their employees last Friday, as the studio is effectively shutting down. Telltale Games specialized in adventure games, known most for The Walking Dead adventure games. While the original The Walking Dead game was popular, most of the studio’s ventures since then have struggled. Did you play any of the Telltale Games? Did you like them? Let us know!
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Happy Friday Deja-Moo(t) experiencers! In this week's episode of Moot Points, Brian is left alone to talk about how amazing the Marvel's Spider-Man game is. Brian also talks about what is coming soon to the Switch, rants about what makes him made, and tests yet another snack in search of the ultimate gaming snack. Enjoy!
2. Epic Games Reveals Fortnite Season 6 Launch Date
This morning Epic Games announced Fortnite’s sixth season will begin on September 27th. Fans of the game across the world have been speculating about the new season’s start date for weeks with many expecting it would come sooner. If you’re stressing to maximize your season 5 rewards, fret not! Epic Games also announced a bonus XP weekend starting now. Up through Monday morning players will receive FOUR HUNDRED PERCENT bonus match experience.
3. Old School Runescape Mod Fired for Stealing from Players
Earlier this year, an Old School Runescape player claimed a serious data breach caused him to lose 45 billion coins. While the vast majority of the community dismissed his claims, a small minority believed the user named ‘mazrim_lol.’ Well, earlier this week mazrim_lol and his believers were vindicated, as Jagex announced they fired an employee for stealing. The fired employee, Jed Sanderson, may face legal consequences for his actions.
4. 80 Brand New ‘Super Mario Party’ Mini Games Revealed
Super Mario Party recently announced they would be adding 80 brand new mini games to their game, and today those 80 games were shown in their full glory! From bike races to Toad stacking, the new games seem to have it all. It is a very exciting time in the gaming world as many games are right on the brink of releasing, and Super Mario Party seems to be leading the pack (or close to it). Check out all 80 new mini games at the link below while you wait for the game’s October 5th release date.
5. New Black Ops 4 Zombies Trailer Featuring Avenged Sevenfold
Treyarch just released an official trailer for the Zombies mode in their upcoming title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it is a bit unique. The new zombies trailer features Avenged Sevenfold in what is effectively a music video that just happens to show some Zombies gameplay. The trailer shows off the Roman colosseum arena we saw when Zombies was first revealed back in July. Make sure you check out the trailer to get hyped for Zombies, which comes out with Black Ops 4 on October 12th.
6. PlayStation Now adds Downloading PS4 and PS2 Games
PlayStation Now is a service that lets subscribers stream PlayStation games to play. Now, the PlayStation team has announced the service will start allowing subscribers to download many of games included in the service to play locally and offline. PlayStation Now includes popular games like Bloodborne, God of War 3 Remastered, and NBA 2K16. The new download feature will be slowly rolled out to users over the next few days.
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1. PUBG Test Patch Finally Adds Ranks, Region Lock
PUBG Update #22 is on the Test Server now and it is an exciting one. The update will introduce a ranking system to the realistic battle royale game. Players will have to play ten provisional matches before getting assigned their starting rank. The same update also introduces a new “Skin Trade Up System,” brings back map select, and finally implements region lock.
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Have First-Person at Launch
Man, is Rockstar the best game developer right now or what? It was just revealed this morning that players will be able to experience all of Red Dead Redemption 2 in first person mode from launch. Players will be able to toggle camera views to switch between first and third person at their leisure. If GTA Online is any indication, we can assume Red Dead Online can also be experienced in first person mode when it comes in November.
3. World of Warcraft World-First goes to Method, Again
<Method> has been the uncontested best raiding guild in World of Warcraft for the past few expansions and they’ve started off Battle for Azeroth with another world-first. Last night, Method got the first kill of mythic G’huun, the final boss in the new expansion’s first raid. This one was special for Method as they streamed their progression for the first time. The guild took eight days of raiding before they finally killed the boss. Check out and enjoy the nerd screams of victory in the article below.
4. Super Mario Party Launch Trailer is HYPE
Nintendo finally dropped the launch trailer for Super Mario Party and it looks exactly as amazing as expected. There are going to be 80 new mini games, many of which look to utilize the unique aspects of the Nintendo Switch joy-cons. There are also several new game modes so you can beat your friends, or play alongside them, in all new ways. Super Mario Party launches October 5th for the Nintendo Switch.
5. ‘Space Jam 2’ Movie Announced, Starring Lebron James
It’s a good time to be a basketball fan. Last week, NBA 2K19 came out and now it has been officially announced that Lebron James will star in a Space Jam sequel. The movie probably won’t even start filming until the end of the 2019 basketball season, so we may be a few years away from seeing it in theaters, but it is exciting nonetheless. Space Jam 2 is being produced Ryan Coogler, who produced the highly successful Black Panther movie.
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1) Fortnite's Cube Dissolves into Loot Lake
Today at 1pm PDT Fortnite's purple cube apparently finished it's journey across the game's battle royale map. The cube, which started in the desert but has travelled to several locations over the last couple weeks, found itself on Loot Lake's dock. As soon as the cube touched the water, it began to dissolve until it was gone and turned all of Loot Lake into a big bouncey platform.
2. Sony Unveils PlayStation Classic, Available This December
This morning Sony revealed the PlayStation Classic, a small console that comes pre-loaded with 20 classic PlayStation titles. The reveal on the PlayStation websites lists Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms as example games that are included. The other games haven’t been revealed yet. The PlayStation Classic will be available December 3rd for $99.99 USD.
3. Magic: The Gathering Arena Launches Open Beta Next Week
Magic: The Gathering Arena is the free digital version of the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering. MTG Arena is designed to be beginner friendly while still maintaining 100% of Magic’s sometimes complicated rules. On September 27th, MTG Arena will move into Open Beta and will be available to all. Check out the announcement trailer to learn more about MTG Arena and how you can play it.
4. Ninja Graces the Cover of ESPN Magazine
Adding to his growing list of firsts, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is now the first pro gamer to have his picture on the cover of ESPN Magazine. ESPN also did an extensive profile on Ninja, which you can access on their website, that covers his gaming background and how he is continuing to grow his brand. It will be interesting to see how Ninja’s popularity fluctuates as other games compete for Fortnite’s spot as the biggest game in the world.
5. Rockstar Games Announces Red Dead Online
This morning, Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online which they describe as “a new online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2’s enormous open world.” We take that to mean it will be very similar to GTA: Online, which has been an incredible success. Red Dead Online will launch as a public beta in November of this year. Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.
6. Instant Bans Come to Rainbow Six Siege for Teamkilling
A new Rainbow Six Siege patch is upping the punishments for teamkilling, as well as bringing them to the casual game mode. Recently, teamkillers would get kicked from a Ranked match and receive a 30-minute penalty that prevented them from joining another ranked game. Now, players will be locked out from all matchmaking playlists after they get kicked for teamkilling. Subsequent offenses will increase the length of the lockout, going up to one week.
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1. Fortnite Patch V5.41 Adds New Port-a-Fortress
Fortnite’s patch this week is a small one but it brings a couple big items. The Port-a-Fortress is like the Port-a-Fort’s bigger brother, as it creates a castle instead of just a tower. The Port-a-Fortress is legendary rarity and can be found everywhere except on the ground. Epic Games has also added the Spiky Stadium to Playground mode, which will instantly spawn an arena full of Damage Traps and Bouncers.
2. Gwent’s ‘Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales’ Releases Next Month
GWENT is a standalone digital card game that originated in The Witcher video game series. Last year, the team behind GWENT announced they were working on a single-player RPG experience now known as Thronebreaker. The game was set to release last year as a game mode within GWENT, but CD Projekt Red decided the project was big enough to warrant a standalone game. Thronebreaker is set to release for PC on October 23rd and for PS4 and Xbox One on December 4th.
3. Nintendo Reveals a Fortnite Switch Bundle
This morning, Nintendo revealed a new Fortnite Switch Bundle that will let Fortnite fans get some in-game goodies with the purchase of a Nintendo Switch. The Bundle costs $299.99 USD, the normal price for a Switch console, and comes with 1,000 V-bucks and the Double Helix cosmetic set. The Double Helix set gives players a matching skin, back bling, glider, and pickaxe. It seems the Switch console itself in the bundle is just the normal Switch instead of a Fortnite-themed one.
4. Dozens of Sega Genesis Games Coming to the Switch
Sega announced today that over 50 of their most iconic games for the Sega Genesis will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in one massive bundle. Sega Genesis Classics will bring to the Switch classic games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage. A similar bundle came to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this year. That bundle cost $30 USD so we can expect the Switch bundle to have a roughly equivalent price.
5. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Releasing Next Month
NBA Playgrounds 2 was originally set to launch in May, but the game was pushed back to get some extra polish. Since then, 2K has taken over publishing the game and the title changed to reflect that. Now, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will release on PC and consoles on October 16th. Playgrounds provides players with a fast-paced 2v2 arcade experience, featuring hundreds of iconic NBA players from throughout basketball’s history.
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1. My Nintendo Gold Points can help Pay for Nintendo Online
As more information about Nintendo Switch Online is rolling out, we have now learned My Nintendo Gold Points will be able to help pay for your subscription. Gold Points are earned when users make purchases in the Nintendo Switch eShop. Users receive 300 Gold Points for each $59.99 USD game they purchase, which equals roughly $3.00 USD in coins. A month of Nintendo Online costs $3.99, which means each game purchased is almost enough coins for a month of online play.
2. South Park: The Stick of Truth Comes to Switch Next Week
South Park: The Stick of Truth originally released on 2014 to critical praise. The sequel, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, released on Nintendo Switch earlier this year. Fans of the games will now be able to play the original title on Switch, as The Stick of Truth comes to the Switch next Tuesday, September 25th. The game will cost $29.99 USD and will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
3. ‘Forsaken Shores’ Update for Sea of Thieves Delayed
Sea of Thieves next major update, Forsaken Shores, is now delayed until next Thursday, September 27th. The update was originally slated to release this week, but a few significant issues were found during the final stages of testing. Forsaken Shores is set to feature a volcanic Biome called Devil’s Roar, which is filled with dangerous features like seismic tremors and boiling water.
4. Amazon’s MMO ‘New World’ Releases Beautiful Screenshots
If you didn’t already know, Amazon is behind a new MMO called New World. New World has players battling to survive “in a savage and arcane 17th century world.” The game is about to move into alpha testing and some new screenshots may entice you to sign up. The album includes around a dozen screenshots and captures the game’s wide range of environments. We can see small towns, spooky woods, and large cities. Check out the screenshots for yourself below and consider applying for the alpha while you’re at it.
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Happy Friday Mooters and Shakers! In this week's episode, Dylan and Brian compare the two upcoming AAA titles Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5. They also have some great posts of the week, a spicy meme of the week, and a delicious food review. Check it out below!
2. Some Games Won’t Require Nintendo Switch Online to Play
Nintendo Switch Online launches next week and will require a paid subscription after an initial test period. While this is a bit concerning, there is good news for cost-aware gamers. Not all games will actually require you to purchase Switch Online to actually play online. The most important game, Fortnite, is one of the lucky few where you can play online without paying for a subscription.
3. Yesterday’s Nintendo Switch Direct Revealed Some Awesome Games
We can’t possibly list all of the sweet games revealed yesterday (okay we could, but we aren’t going to), but let’s recap some of the most exciting reveals. Luigi’s Mansion 3 was revealed yesterday and will come to the Switch in 2019. Mega Man 11 is coming to Switch on October 2nd. Super Mario Party 5 will release shortly after on October 5th. Cities Skyline is out on the Switch RIGHT NOW. Sid Meier’s Civlization VI comes to the Switch on November 16th. And TONS MORE. Click the link below to see a full recap of the Direct.
4. The Culling: Origins Relaunches as Free-to-Play Today
The Culling was a pretty good game. The Culling 2, however, flopped harder than a fat guy off a diving board in a public pool. The studio behind the game, in an astonishing turn of events, listened to community feedback and decided to make massive changes. They cancelled The Culling 2, refunded all orders, and decided to go back to their first game. Today, The Culling: Origins relaunches as a free to play battle royale. Give it a shot and let us know if you like it.
The Daily Moot (9/13/18)
1. Diablo 3 Eternal Collection Releases on Switch in November
November 2nd will be the start of BlizzCon 2018, but we now know it will also be the launch day for the Diablo 3: Eternal Collection for the Nintendo Switch. The Eternal Collection includes the original version of Diablo 3, which released in 2012, as well as the game’s expansion packs and content updates. Switch players will have access to 4-player co-op play and some unique cosmetics, but Blizzard has also said they’re 'exploring' cross-platform play.
2. BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Tickets now Available
Although BlizzCon doesn’t start until November, you can now order your virtual ticket for the event. To sweeten the deal a little bit, virtual ticket holders will immediately unlock a Diablo-themed legendary skin for the Overwatch hero Sombra. The virtual ticket will enable holders to watch the main presentations from BlizzCon when it kicks off on November 2nd. This year’s BlizzCon Virtual Ticket costs $50 USD.
3. Rocket League’s Cross-Platform Parties Delayed
Psyonix Studios, the team behind Rocket League, have made a lot of big strides for their game this year. The RocketID, which would enable cross-platform friends to party up and play online together, was supposed to release this month but will now be late. Psyonix announced yesterday they are delaying the RocketID to make sure it is operating smoothly upon release. In the meantime, we’ll keep grinding away on the new Rocket Pass.
4. Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered Releasing Next Year
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming out next month, and this morning Ubisoft announced the game’s DLC and season pass plans. Included in the game’s season pass is a nice surprise, an Assassin’s Creed 3 remaster. Assassin’s Creed 3 is set during the American Revolution and received mixed reviews. While the story itself was better than average, the game released with a medley of issues. Hopefully the remaster cleans up most of the old bugs. The Assassin’s Creed 3 remaster will be available independently of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey season pass.
5. Nickelodeon Kart Racers Announced
90s kids! This one’s for you. Nickelodeon Kart Racers features characters from some of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows, including Spongebob, Hey Arnold, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Rugrats. The announcement trailer makes the game look like it would fit right into the late 90s ensemble of games, which is fitting given the subject matter. Nickelodeon Kart Racers doesn’t have a release date, but we know it will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.
The Daily Moot (9/12/18)
1. Overwatch’s New Map ‘Busan’ is Live
After some time on the PTR, Overwatch’s newest map is ready for public consumption and is now live on all servers. Busan is a control point map set in D.Va’s home town. The design team has even gone so far as to match details on the map with the D.Va-centric animated short that released last month. Today’s patch also introduced a new feature that should make sorting and finding specific cosmetic items easier.
2. Pokemon Go Players can now Nominate PokeStops
Niantic announced this morning they will soon add the ability for high level Pokemon Go players to nominate PokeStops. Players will be able to submit photos and descriptions of any location that they believe could make a good PokeStop. Currently, the feature will only be introduced in Brazil and South Korea but hopefully it will quickly expand.
3. Nintendo Switch Online Launches Next Tuesday, September 18th
Nintendo has finally revealed the official launch date for Nintendo Switch Online. Switch Online play has been a highly requested feature since the console debuted, so it is exciting that the time is finally upon us. Although Nintendo Switch Online won’t be free, there is a 7-day free trial you can sign up for. There are different tiers of subscriptions with varying costs, but the cheapest option is $19.99 for one year. Subscribers also will gain access to 20 NES games at launch, including Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda.
4. New Sandbox MMO ‘Boundless’ Out Now
Boundless is a sandbox MMO that feels like Minecraft mixed with No Man’s Sky. The game has been in early access for a while, but yesterday Boundless full released on Steam. Based on the trailer, the biggest aspects of the game are exploration, crafting, and fighting. While Minecraft x No Man’s Sky sounds amazing, be careful. Steam reviews suggest the developers recently switched to a rather predatory microtransaction system. Watch the trailer and check out Boundless to see if it’s the perfect next game for you.
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1. Fortnite Vaults Tommy Gun, Introduces Suppressed Assault Rifle
The absolute maniacs at Epic Games have really done it now, as they’re vaulting the incredibly popular Tommy Gun as of this morning. The Tommy Gun was known for being powerful from the moment it was introduced. The submachine gun was a big contributing factor to the ‘spray meta’ of season five that many have despised, so perhaps it won’t be missed. With the Tommy Gun leaving, we are getting the Suppressed Assault Rifle which supposedly “rewards precision over rapid-fire.”
2. PUBG Drops Below a Million Daily Players
After the ridiculously high highs PUBG set last year, it’s no surprise to see their player numbers dropping off to more reasonable levels. For the first time in over a year, yesterday marked a day where PUBG did not exceed one million daily players. PUBG is still the most popular game on Steam and the predominant ‘realistic’ battle royale game, but with Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5 right around the corner PUBG’s downswing may be just beginning.
3. Marvel’s Spider Man to Receive New Game Plus Soon
In response to a fan question on Twitter, developer Insomniac Games confirmed they are working on a New Game Plus mode for Marvel’s Spider Man that will hopefully be ready soon. New Game Plus is a popular game mode that lets you restart the game with all of your upgraded abilities after you beat it. New Game Plus provides players with a reason to keep playing, especially while they’re waiting for future DLCs.
4. Hollow Knight Comes to PS4 on September 25th
Rejoice PS4 players! On September 25th the highly acclaimed platformer Hollow Knight will finally be available on the PlayStation 4. Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition includes the original Hollow Knight and all four content packs, which each add new quests, bosses, and abilities. Hollow Knight has seen tremendous success on the Steam marketplace and the Nintendo Switch, so it will be exciting to see it do well on the PlayStation 4 as well.
5. Dr. Disrespect Ends Stream After Shots Fired Into his Home
Popular Twitch streamer and gaming icon Dr. Disrespect ended his stream early today because someone fired a gun into his house, breaking a window. The doc was playing the new Black Ops 4 battle royale beta this morning when he heard a gunshot. After leaving to investigate, Dr. Disrespect came back and explained that he needed to end the stream because for the second day in a row someone had fired a gun at his home. The doc has updated on Twitter to say that he and his family are all safe.
The Daily Moot (9/10/18)
1. Fortnite Fall Skirmish Announced, Starting Soon
The Fortnite Summer Skirmish wrapped up a couple weeks ago, but the fans of competitive Fortnite won’t have to wait too long for more exciting tournaments. Epic Games announced this morning the Fall Skirmish, which will offer a 10 million-dollar prize pool across six weeks of tournaments. In the announcement, Epic said the tournaments will ‘start soon’ and they’ll have more information for us later this week.
2. $1M Rocket League Championship in Las Vegas
Psyonix revealed this morning they’re bringing the Rocket League World Championship to Las Vegas on November 9th-11th. 10 teams will compete for the biggest cut of a million-dollar prize pool. Although Rocket League may get less hype than some other esports, Psyonix has worked hard over recent months to do things the right way. They just recently released a Rocket Pass and are introducing cross-platform parties soon.
3. League of Legends Shows new PVE Mode via Cinematic
Odyssey: Extraction is a new League of Legends event that starts tomorrow. The event was announced via an amazing cinematic, embedded in the article below, that shows Jinx, Malphite, and Yasuo aboard a spaceship flying through space. In game, players will battle on a “hostile alien planet” to rescue Ziggs from a crash landing. There are also sweet new skins for all champions involved in the event. Odyssey will last through September 25th.
4. Spider-Man is the Fastest-Selling Game of the Year in the UK
Even though it is a PS4 exclusive, Marvel’s Spider-Man is officially the fastest-selling game of the year in the UK. The previous record-holder was Far Cry 5, and the previous best selling exclusive was God of War. Insomniac Studios has done a great job delivering the web-slinging experience that so many of us desired out of this game. We highly recommend you check out Marvel’s Spider-Man if you own a PlayStation 4.
5. StarCraft 2 Commemorative Bundle to Honor TotalBiscuit
John “TotalBiscuit” Bain passed away earlier this year and Blizzard Entertainment is honoring his legacy through a commemorative StarCraft 2 bundle. The bundle looks to contain badges, icons, and emotes that honor TotalBiscuit’s memory. All proceeds from bundle sales will go to Bain’s family. The bundle will be first available this week and will be available until it sells out or December 31st.
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Happy Friday Mootinos pizza rolls! This week's episode is a real barn-burner as we talk about the incredibly hype upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. Check out the episode below and tell us your thoughts!
2. PUBG Patch Finally Adds Training Mode
PC 1.0 Update #21 went live for PUBG this morning, which finally introduced the training mode shown at Gamescom last month. Fans of the game originally only asked for a shooting range, but the training mode offers much more. The new 2x2km map includes a shooting range, a racing track, a parachute practice area, and more. The update also introduces a new weapon, the MK47 Mutant, and a new Sanhok-exclusive vehicle.
3. Overwatch League Adds Eight New Teams
It’s been an exciting off season for the Overwatch League, but finally some of the dust is settling and several new teams have been confirmed for the league’s next season. There will be eight new teams in season 2, with three of the new teams settling in Chinese cities. The other five new franchises are located in Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. The Overwatch League is now 20 teams in total.
4. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Coming to the Nintendo Switch
Although this week’s Nintendo Direct was postponed due to a natural disaster, that hasn’t prevented us from getting some sweet game reveals for the Switch. The team behind Civilization announced this morning they are bringing the most recent title in the series, Civilization 6, to the Nintendo Switch. Specifically, the popular turn-based strategy game comes to the portable console on November 16th.
5. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Comes to Consoles
The Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, which launched on iOS and Android earlier this year, is now available on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Better yet, the team even announced they game will “soon” be available on Nintendo Switch as well. The PS4 and Xbox versions are both 40% off this week, potentially to celebrate the original version of the game selling over 8 million copies.
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1. Activision Drops a Reveal Trailer for Blackout, Black Ops 4's Battle Royale
Activision just released a new trailer for Blackout, the battle royale game mode in Black Ops 4. Watch it.
The full map was also revealed yesterday, check it out below:
2. Lego Harry Potter Collection Coming to Xbox and Switch
The Lego Harry Potter games were hugely popular with fans of the series. They enable players to experience an honest Hogwarts experience with fun game mechanics to keep the story moving forward. The Lego Harry Potter Collection, which combines the two Lego Harry Potter games, originally released for PlayStation 4 last year. On November 2nd, the collection is coming to both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Watch the announcement trailer in the attached article for maximum hype.
3. Early Access Survival Game SCUM Sells 700,000 Copies in a Week
SCUM is the next battle royale game in line to get our hopes and then dash them quite expertly. So far, things are looking great for the early access title. SCUM has sold roughly 700,000 copies in just a week, which is no small achievement. There was a patch for SCUM this morning that fixed several bugs and started the process of server optimization. As we’ve seen with other early access titles recently, optimization can be make or break for a game’s success. Check out SCUM on Steam now for just $19.99.
4. EVE Online Developer gets Bought Out by Black Desert Online Creator
EVE Online and Black Desert Online are both popular MMOs, but only the studio behind one of those games is thriving. CCP Games, the studio that makes EVE Online, has been experimenting with some other games but none of them really panned out. On the other hand, the studio behind Black Desert Online has had a great year. Black Desert came to mobile this year and will be releasing globally in 2019.
5. Bloodborne is now Available on PC via PlayStation Now
Sony owns the right to Bloodborne, a Dark Souls type game from the same creator, so many PC players believed they would never get a chance to play it. Today though, Sony announced they are adding Bloodborne to PlayStation Now, which enables PC players to play console-exclusives without the console. PlayStation Now usually costs $10 USD per month, but there is a seven-day free trial. Think you can beat Bloodborne in 7 days?
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1. Old School Runescape Launches on Mobile on October 30th
The absolute legends behind Runescape have finally announced an official release date for Old School Mobile. The game will be coming to both iOS and Android devices on October 30th. Old School Mobile will offer full cross-platform play with PC, meaning you can use the same account on both. Old School Runescape on mobile was originally announced back in 2017.
2. Rainbow Six Siege Offers Free Skin for Two-Factor Authentication
Just like Fortnite players a couple weeks ago, Rainbow Six Siege players will earn a free skin if they enable two-factor authentication. 2FA, as it is frequently abbreviated, is a surefire way to improve account security. Apparently, Ubisoft’s authentication process is less smooth than other games as it will require you to install the Google Authenticator app on your phone. It is still worth enabling, especially if you like playing ranked. Ubisoft has said that 2FA will soon be a requirement to join ranked matches.
3. Company Behind Warframe is Working on a Lord of the Rings MMORPG
Athlon Games, the publisher behind popular action game Warframe, has just announced they got the green light for a Lord of the Rings MMORPG. The game will be set in Middle Early “long before the events of the Lord of the Rings.” The wording of the announcement post suggests the new game may be free to play, but only time will tell. There is no information yet about platforms, game mechanics, or release dates yet. Still though, any new LotR game is exciting news.
4. Nintendo Switch and 3DS Direct Tomorrow
Nintendo has announced yet another Direct, this time focused on the Switch and the 3DS. The Direct will take place tomorrow, September 6th, at 3pm PT. The show will be about 35 minutes long and will provide ‘information on upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles.” While one can only speculate about what new games may be announced, we can pretty safely assume there will be more information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tomorrow.
5. Absolutely Massive Clash Royale Update Adds Trading
Clash Royale’s September update is bringing tons of new stuff to the game. Perhaps most importantly, you can now TRADE with your clanmates. There is a new item called a Trade Token that you use to offer a 1 for 1 trade to your clanmates. If anyone accepts, you swap cards and the Trade Token disappears. The update also added the Goblin Giant, reworked the card level system, and improved the 2v2 experience.
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1. New Battlefield 5 Trailer Reveals More Battle Royale Details
The team behind Battlefield 5 released a new trailer this morning that provides some valuable new information about the upcoming title. First, we have now learned the battle royale mode will be called Firestorm. Apparently, Firestorm will be squads only. It is said to take place on the largest Battlefield map ever, featuring destructible environments, assorted weaponry, and tons of vehicles. The trailer also provides details about multiplayer game modes and the single player campaigns. It is definitely worth checking out!
2. Anthem’s Story Mode DLC’s Will be Free
Anthem is a highly anticipated multiplayed action-RPG coming from Bioware next year. During PAX this past weekend, Bioware announced that all post-launch story DLCs for the game will be free to all players. The fact that they’re specifying one type of DLC will be free suggests there will also be paid DLCs, although we can only assume what those will include for now. We do know there won’t be any loot boxes and there apparently won’t be any way to “pay for power.” Bioware releases on February 22nd, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
3. Olympic President Says Esports are Too Violent for International Games
Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, said over the weekend that any video games that revolve around violence will not be accepted into the Olympics as they are ‘contradictory to Olympic values.’ Ironically, Bach’s background is in fencing. Sure, fencing has violent roots, but Bach believes it is a civilized expression to partake in fencing. Video games where you kill each other though? Far too uncivilized for the Olympics, according to Bach. What do you guys think?
4. Sci-Fi Platformer ‘Planet Alpha’ Launches Today
While there are dozens of platformers releasing every month, certain ones stick out for one reason or another and Planet Alpha is one of those. Planet Alpha is striking not just for its artistic style, which is mesmerizing, but also for its premise. You play as a scientist who wakes up on a strange world, injured, and need to find your way home. As you progress you realize you have the power to manipulate the time of day, which you must use to your advantage. Planet Alpha launched today and as available on Steam for $19.99 USD.
5. Fortnite’s ‘High Stakes’ Event Starts Tomorrow
A new event starts for Fortnite tomorrow called High Stakes. Some information about the event was revealed at PAX West over the weekend. We learned the event will feature a heist theme and introduce a new game mode. The new game mode requires teams of four to compete to steal the prized crystal llama. While this is definitely a break from traditional Fortnite battle royale modes, it is very much in line with the type of experimenting Epic Games has messed around with in the past.
6. Henry Cavill Will Play Geralt in Netflix’s Witcher Series
Netflix has been working on a TV series for The Witcher for a while now and they just found their Geralt. Henry Cavill, perhaps most known for playing Superman, will play Geralt of Rivia in the new show. It is worth noting the show, which will feature 8 episodes in its first season, is based on the books, not the video games.
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