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Nintendo and Gfinity announce 2021 Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK tournament

A new challenge for fans of Splatoon 2 is on the way with the Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK tournament 2021 series presented by Nintendo UK and tournament provider Gfinity. Matches will take place online via the Nintendo Switch across 12 weeks, kicking off on Saturday September 25th before culminating on Saturday December 11th 2021. Registration for the Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK Tournament 2021 is now open via the Inkfest UK Tournament Hub, which will be the main hub for the latest information and where teams can sign-up to take part. Continue reading Nintendo and Gfinity announce 2021 Splatoon 2 Inkfest…

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Red Bull Metropolis announced: UK and Ireland streamers including Biffa, The Spiffing Brit and RTGame to take part in competitive Cities: Skylines event

Red Bull and Paradox Interactive have announced the first major competitive Cities: Skyline event, Red Bull Metropolis, with several UK and Ireland streamers taking part. It will feature popular content creators including the UK’s Biffa Plays Indie Games and The Spiffing Brit, Canada’s Quill18 and Ireland’s RTGame. Red Bull Metropolis will test these players with six 30-minute challenges specially designed to evaluate their city planning skills. Red Bull Metropolis was developed with support from Paradox Interactive and the Cities: Skylines community. Continue reading Red Bull Metropolis announced: UK and Ireland streamers including Biffa, The Spiffing Brit and RTGame to take…

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Fnatic publishes esports safeguarding policies: ‘So far there has been limited progress made when it comes to protecting the rights of young people and vulnerable adults in our industry’

Fnatic, the London-based esports organisation, has today unveiled what it claims is the first ever set of safeguarding policies designed specifically for pro gaming. The publication of the organisation’s Global Safeguarding Policies ‘highlights Fnatic’s commitment to spearheading the conversation and development of safeguarding in pro gaming to build a safer system that protects current and future gamers’. The safeguarding policies were developed in partnership with leading experts, including safeguarding training consultancy Safeguarding Today, key advisers to the government on online harms and safeguarding, and safeguarding leads at professional sports teams, including various Premier League clubs. Continue reading Fnatic publishes esports…

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Another id Software game has been rated

By Dom Peppiatt 29 June 2021 10:45 GMT Another new id Software title has been rated in Australia, and this time the classification documents refer to Project 2021B – but what could it be?Earlier this year, we saw Doom Eternal VR revealed early by the Australian ratings board when a game called ‘Project 2021A’ was classified under the “virtual reality” category. Two months after the classification was spotted, the studio announced it was for Doom 3: VR Edition.Now, the ratings board is at it again (via Gematsu). This time, we’ve seen a slight progression in the naming convention and the feature of the game…

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Apex Legends as a platform for LGBTQ+ representation should be the standard

“I’m queer myself. Representation means a lot to me. I grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s where you had to really read between the lines to find any sort of representation that wasn’t just tragic, terrible, or vilified,” Apex Legends’ lead writer Amanda Doiron tells me. “It made you feel more weird – there was more shame around it. So in Apex, it’s great, because there’s so much there, and there’s different ways to represent it – there’s not one way to be gay. So, it’s quite meaningful to me in that we’re not just continuing to represent a…

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How lockdown changed gaming in the UK: 9 key takeaways from Ofcom’s Online National 2021 Report

Ofcom has published its Online National 2021 Report which features a host of data about gaming habits in the UK – and how these changed after the pandemic hit last year. We’ve rounded up 9 stats from the report. 1. Almost two thirds of adults played games last year With people at home for much of the year, online gaming saw a big increase in 2020. Nearly two thirds (62%) of adults, and 92% of 16- to 24-year-olds, said they played games on an electronic device, and over half of all gamers agreed that gaming helped them get through lockdown….

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Fortnite Season 7 Battle Stars | How to redeem all Battle Pass content

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 has launched with a slightly different Battle Pass system. Instead of advancing through tiers and unlocking content linearly as you go, you’ll now earn Battle Stars that you can spend to unlock content that appeals to you first.Watch on YouTubeIf this sounds a bit too good to be true, you’ll probably be unsurprised to learn that there are quite a few restrictions. Battle Pass content is divided into Pages, and you’ll need to complete previous pages and/or level up before you can get to the higher ones which (for most people’s money, I think) contain…

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59% of women gamers say they adopt a non-gendered or male identity to avoid harassment while playing online

Image source: FemaleLegends More than half of women gamers say they mask their identity when playing online, according to a new survey. Reach3 Insights and Lenovo surveyed 900 women across China, Germany and the US, and 98 men in the US, capturing quantitative and qualitative data – including video selfies – ‘in order to get a deep understanding of the experience of women gamers’. The research found that 59% of women use either a non-gendered or male identity when playing games online to avoid conflict. Continue reading 59% of women gamers say they adopt a non-gendered or male identity to…

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Rust | How to get stone on Console and PC

Stone is a core resource in Rust. It comes in handy in any number of survival situations, whether you’re building a shelter or crafting weapons.Watch on YouTubeFortunately, stone isn’t particularly hard to come by in Rust. However, if you want to farm it efficiently, it’s still worth knowing the best places to look. Where to find stone in Rust How to mine stone in Rust Setting up a mining quarry What is stone used for in Rust? Where to find stone in RustIn Rust, you can often find loose stones lying on the ground. Picking up a stone you happen…

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Red Bull Kumite London preview with UK FGC commentators F-Word & Tyrant: ‘Hopefully this kicks off more offline events as it’s been really tough without them; I’d like to see the UK FGC maintain its level of hunger beyond this event’

Red Bull Kumite London gets underway this weekend (May 22nd and 23rd, from 2pm to 10pm BST each day on Twitch and YouTube), with some of the world’s best Street Fighter players going head-to-head. The event marks a return to a physical offline setting at London’s Red Bull Gaming Sphere, and features a host of UK FGC (fighting game community) talent, including participating players ProblemX, Hurricane, Boltstrike and Jones, as well as hosts for the event such as Ryan Hart and Damascus. Continue reading Red Bull Kumite London preview with UK FGC commentators F-Word & Tyrant: ‘Hopefully this kicks off…

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Destiny 2: Ignition Code, Exotics, and more | Best new weapons in Season of the Splicer

Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer comes with the usual host of new seasonal weapons. And with so much new gear to track down and try, the FOMO is real.Watch on YouTubeBelow we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting new weapons for you to be on the look out for this season: Ignition Code in Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer Exotic weapons in Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer — Cryosthesia 77k Hidden Exotics in Season of the Splicer — Vex Mythoclast Future War Cult weapon reissues Ignition Code in Destiny 2: Season of the SplicerThere are plenty…

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Destiny 2: Synthweave | How to create Ornaments using Armor Synthesis

Destiny 2 finally has its own transmog system, fulfilling a long-awaited playerbase request.Play the newly-released Season of the Splicer for the first time and you’ll be prompted to complete the Armor Synthesis introductory mission. At the end of this, the new season vendor Ada-1 will move into the Tower, bringing the Loom along with her. The Loom is the home of the transmog system (also called Armor Synthesis).Watch on YouTubeBut before you can use the Loom, you need the materials to work with. And that means collecting a resource called Synthweave. How to earn Synthstrand, Synthcord, and Synthweave in Destiny…

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Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer | Override, Armor Synthesis, and more explained

Season of the Splicer is the 14th season of Destiny 2, running from May 11th to August 24th.This is the game’s second season in 2021, taking over from Season of the Chosen which is drawing to a close today after its three month tenure.Watch on YouTubeThe major new features of the new season seem to be building on the successes of the last, with six-player matchmade activity Override a headline feature on launch day.Additionally, there’s the long-awaited introductions of a transmog system and seasonal challenges, as well as several other new features that are sure to keep you plenty busy…

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Fortnite wolves | How to tame or kill wolves

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 has the Primal theme, bringing with it a host of wilderness survival mechanics. Among the new additions are wild animals which are now roaming the map. Currently the local fauna is made up of chickens, frogs, boars, and wolves.Of the four, wolves are particularly interesting for a couple of reasons. They’re the only animal in the game that will attack you on sight, so it’s good to know in advance how to deal with them if they spot you.But taking the time to tame a wolf will get you a fearsome animal companion who’s capable…

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Fortnite: Golden Artifacts near the Spire | All locations for the weekly quest

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 launched yesterday, and naturally a new set of weekly challenges are already underway.Completing these quests are of vital importance if you’re looking to unlock all the content from the season’s Battle Pass, including some highly sought-after new skins.This first quest requires you to collect three Golden Artifacts from near The Spire, a new location that’s opened up on the map.Where to find Golden Artifacts in Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6So far we’ve found five Golden Artifacts, though you only need to collect three to complete the challenge. (This can be done across multiple matches).All of…