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Knockout City is now free to play until level 25

By Sherif Saed 31 May 2021 12:06 GMT Knockout City’s launch trial may have ended, but there’s another way you can try the game out without paying.At launch, Knockout City was fairly easy to play for free. Though this is a premium game, the full version is part of EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on all platforms. EA even made the game free to play for the first ten days of launch.Watch on YouTubeNow that Knockout City’s launch trial is over, EA returned with another promotion to keep the party going. Knockout City is now free for the…

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Mario Golf: Super Rush trailer shows off Speed Golf, Battle Golf and more

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 19:20 GMT Nintendo has revealed a new trailer that shows off a bit more about what you can expect from Mario Golf: Super Rush when it hits Nintendo Switch in June.Perhaps the most baffling part of the whole thing is the demonstration of Speed Golf; a mode that pits you and up to four mates against each other at once as you battle to get to the hole in the least amount of shots – and the least amount of time, too.You take a shot, then sprint to wherever your ball ended up before…

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May Day, Wedding Season and loads of cheese coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons soon

By Dom Peppiatt 26 April 2021 19:58 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a new update in the form of update 2.0 soon, and Nintendo has announced it’ll be bringing bring back a few favorite Spring events, as well as introducing new items.The next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is set to land on Wednesday, April 28, and will lay the foundations for some major upcoming events, such as the return of May Day (April 29-May 7), International Museum Day (May 18-31), and the Wedding Season (June 1-30).Hit the links to see what each event contributed to the Animal Crossing:…

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to Xbox Games Pass in May

By Dom Peppiatt 26 April 2021 14:09 GMT The sequel to the building and exploration spinoff from the main Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest Builders 2, is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass soon.Dragon Quest Builders 2 initially launched worldwide back in July 2019 on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, hitting PC a few months later in December 2019 – but the game never made it to Xbox consoles. That’s about to change, however.A Microsoft store page appeared for Dragon Quest Builders 2 over the past 24 hours, noting that the RPG spinoff is coming to Xbox One…

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Fishing Tourney: prizes, points and trophies explained

At long last, it’s time for the Spring Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Players in the northern hemisphere can take part in this quarterly event — hosted by the adorable blue-eyed beaver C.J. — on Saturday 10th April 2021.And for once our friends in the southern hemisphere will be able to play right along with us, since their Autumn Fishing Tourney will also be held on April 10th.The Fishing Tourney runs from 9AM to 6PM local time, but is it worth spending hours of your day taking part? Here we list the prizes, points and trophy rewards, just…

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Battle royale game Pac-Man 99 launches today on Nintendo Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 09:21 GMT Nintendo has revealed Pac-Man 99, and the new multiplayer game that riffs on the battle royale genre will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online subscription service today.Seemingly taking inspiration from other retro classics that have all been hopping on the battle royale bandwagon lately (looking at you Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35), Pac-Man 99 shoves you and 99 other players into a lobby and tests you to see who the last one munching away is going to be.It works similarly to Tetris 99, really – each player has their…

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Someone has made a perfect recreation of ‘Zero to Hero’ from Disney’s Hercules in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 14:51 GMT As the world at large celebrates the one-year anniversary of Animal Crossing: New Horizons being available on Switch, one player has taken it a step further.Redditor Melhunnibee has created a shot-for-shot recreation of the song and video of Zero to Hero from Disney’s Hercules – and it’s spectacular.The comments under the video are lovely; throngs of people thanking the creative Nintendo Switch player for posting the inventive recreation of one of the movie’s best tracks (and visual accompaniments).YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS: Disney’s Hercules – Zero to Hero – ACNH Recreation…

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Terraria has sold over 35 million copies in its lifetime

Terraria, the game that mixes sandbox-style creativity with platforming action, has sold over 35 million copies across all platforms in its lifetime to date.As per a new update on the game’s official blog, Terraria has managed to shift an impressive 35 million+ units, dominating PC, console and mobile in the process.According to a breakdown of the sales, 17.2 million copies sold have come from PC, with 9.3 million are on mobile and another 8.5 million are on console. When that troubled Google Stadia port hits, you can likely expect that number to jump up once again, too.But just because the…

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PlaySide Studios and MGM are developing a Legally Blonde game

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:45 GMT Bend, and snap!Australian-based PlaySide Studios has announced a deal with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios to develop a mobile game based on the classic Reese Witherspoon comedy Legally Blonde. The game will be free-to-play on iOS and Android mobile devices across the globe. The all-new game will combine puzzle and choice-based narrative mechanics with the “empowering themes and positive messages” of the Legally Blonde films, and allow players to live their very own Legally Blonde story.News of the mobile game coincides with news of Mindy Kaling (The Offcie) and Dan Goor (The…

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Among Us has introduced a quick chat option

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 March 2021 17:19 GMT Innersloth has introduced a quick chat option to Among Us. The new quick chat option for Among Us allows players to communicate easier, using a wheel.This brings the game up to version 2021.2.21.According to the developers, the wheel is not only easier, but a faster and safer option to play if you’re using text chat.The team also promised form information on the next update is coming soon, and that the “ball is rolling” on it.Also, it is aware of a glitch occurring with lobbies and games on some platforms. Innersloth is working…

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EA bans FIFA player for life after they sent racial abuse to footballer Ian Wright

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:55 GMT This follows the teenager being spared a conviction in a court ruling this week. Publisher Electronic Arts has issued a lifetime ban to a FIFA player who sent racial abuse to the footballer Ian Wright.As reported by Eurogamer, 18-year-old Patrick O’Brien lost a game in FIFA Ultimate Team last year while they were using the Ian Wright icon card. So, they did the only logical thing: send the real Ian Wright a load – 20 messages – of racist abuse via Instagram in May 2020. The case obviously went to court,…

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Cuphead and Mugman are coming to Fall Guys

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:38 GMT A fall is surely brewing as beloved indie icons Cuphead and Mugman get confirmed for the gameshow-inspired battle royale, Fall Guys.“Cuphead and his pal Mugman are coming to @FallGuysGame” reads a tweet from the official Studio MDHR account (that’s the developer behind Cuphead).As per the tweet, Cuphead will arrive on February 24 alongside a special emote that has yet to be shared, and perpetual player two, Mugman, will arrive to keep him company from February 27. “Get ready for a swell battle in the Blunderdome!” concludes the tweet.Each costume piece (including…

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Fall Guys is coming to Xbox this summer

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 February 2021 14:30 GMT Devolver Digital and Mediatonic’s popular gameshow-inspired battle royale Fall Guys is heading to Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X this summer.After last night’s announcement that Fall Guys will be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year, the game’s official Twitter account has also made it clear that the popular party title will also be arriving on Xbox, too.“The team at Mediatonic have been hard at work concocting more and more elaborate schemes for future content (costumes, rounds, new features and improvements) that Xbox players can enjoy this summer and beyond,” says…

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Overcooked All You Can Eat coming PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC in March

Overcooked All You Can Eat, previously only available on PS5 and Xbox Series S|X, is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on March 23.The game, which was developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17, will be available for $39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99, with physical editions being launched for both the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions.If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s all about making the most of a manic kitchen whilst trying to serve up meals. Everything that can go wrong very likely will go wrong. Our very own Tom Orry said “there’s…

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Fall Guys gets a Red Panda costume, but you need to pick it up soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 16:36 GMT Fall Guys has an adorable new costume up for grabs, but if you want to dress your bean as a Red Panda you’ll have to be quick.Fall Guys developer Mediatonic is feeling the love today and offering out a “Valentine’s Gift” to players of the game show-inspired battle royale game.It’s not quite the no-strings-attached freebie you may want on this romantic holiday, though, since if you want to pick up the new costume you’ll have to head into the in-game store and drop 1000 kudos on the cosmetic.If you’re in need…