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E3 Schedule 2021 – Full dates and start times list

It’s time to mark your calendar and draw up your itinerary, because there’s a jam-packed E3 Schedule full of new games from the world’s biggest developers and publishers to look forward to. Because of the ongoing situation around the world, in lieu of a physical show, the video games industry is once again opting for a summer-long programme of reveals in a bid to hold your ever-stretched attention. Watch on YouTubeNot every summer show is an official E3 event, of course. Sony has decided to stick to its own timetable for the last couple of years – basically swooping in…

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NBA 2K21 is free on the Epic Games Store this week

By Stephany Nunneley 20 May 2021 16:37 GMT Pretty nice freebie this week.This week’s free title on the Epic Games Store is NBA 2K21. It will be a free download until May 27 when it will be replaced by a mystery game.Watch on YouTubePC players can now also experience cross-play for the game for Epic and Steam platforms.Alongside news of the freebie, 2K today revealed their ninth patch for the game on consoles. The patch will bring a summer theme to the 2K Beach, along with new WNBA uniforms and updates to arenas.The latest update will also include adjustments to…

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Mona is a cool adventure game in the works from a one-person dev team

By Dom Peppiatt 19 April 2021 19:44 GMT If you’re a fan of atmospheric, moody indie games that deliver some delightful and pretty graphics, Mona could be for you.The game sells itself as an ‘immersive third-person exploration and puzzle game’ set on a peculiar island inhabited by weird and wonderful creatures. As per the developer – a one-person operation from V. Aalbertsberg – the game features a unique narrative style, which is exclusively delivered via exploration, environment, and visual storytelling.“Mona is an immersive third-person exploration and puzzle game set on an eerie island filled with fantastic creatures,” says a brief…

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Check out some Hot Wheels Unleashed action in this new trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 14:49 GMT Milestone and Mattel have released a new gameplay video for Hot Wheels Unleashed.A look at the fast-paced arcade racing game Hot Wheels Unleashed is shown off in the video below.The game features all sorts of drifting, boosting, and jumping and in the video, you get a look at the Garage environment, a first look at the challenges, and get a glimpse at the numerous surprises like the special track pieces.Watch on YouTubeAnd in the video, you get a look at the first six vehicles available on day one. The first six revealed…

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New Pokemon Snap’s latest Japanese trailer features 6 minutes of gameplay

By Alex Donaldson 9 April 2021 11:05 GMT The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have released a new trailer for New Pokemon Snap, showcasing a variety of events and gameplay. Watch on YouTubeThe new six-minute trailer gives an overview of what fans can expect when they pick up the game and travel to the the Lental region, its setting. The video, which is titled a “Lental Region Snap Guide”, is likely to soon be made available in English – but since it’s been publicly released for several hours now with no sign, we figured we’d post the Japanese version. There was…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom season | Full recipes list

It’s April 1st, and if you’re already tired of dodging April Fool’s pranks, here’s something wholesome to focus on instead: Cherry Blossom Season is back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!From today until April 10th (which also happens to be the date of this year’s Spring Fishing Tourney, just FYI…) you can catch cherry blossom petals as they waft by gently on the island breezes. During this ten-day period, you can also collect 14 cherry blossom themed DIY recipes to help you get in the mood for spring.These dates apply to the northern hemisphere only. Players in the southern hemisphere will…

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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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Story of Seasons: Olive Town Egg Hunt | What happens during the festival

Like many life simulation games, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town features ersatz versions of real-world holidays for your character and their friends to celebrate.When you begin the game, the first event of this kind you’ll encounter will be the Egg Hunt festival, which takes place a couple of in-game weeks after you first move to Olive Town.How to prepare for the Egg HuntThe Egg Hunt takes place on Spring 15, paralleling Easter Sunday.The residents of Olive Town will start reminding you of it (some might say a bit obsessively) a couple of days beforehand. However, it is technically…

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Story of Seasons: Olive Town bachelors & bachelorettes | How to romance Linh, Damon, & more

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town features a lot of RPG and social simulation elements. So naturally enough, one of the first questions new players have is about which characters they can begin a romantic relationship with.There are a total of ten eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in Olive Town, with more on the way in several pieces of DLC announced for release over the next few months.If you’re looking to weigh up all your romantic options in the game — as well as find out how to improve your relationships and propose marriage to your eventual paramour — read…

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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Tour Creator website is now available

You can now show off your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons using posters or a video.Visiting the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons website, you will need to scan a QR code with your phone to get started. Then Tom Nook will walk you through a tool that you can use to promote your island.Players wanting to show off their island can use the Island Tour Creator to make two types of promos. These are a classic tourism poster and a full-fledged trailer.The first step is to choose which one you would like to make. Choosing poster, you will enter the…

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Dirt 5 is free to play this weekend with Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 March 2021 19:29 GMT Dirt 5 is once again free to play, but this time it’s on Xbox systems.Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Dirt 5 for free this weekend. You can play the full game on Xbox from today through the weekend, including the Career mode, the custom arena creator mode Playgrounds, participate in online races and party modes, and much more. There are over 70 unique routes, covering mud, ice, sand, tarmac, gravel, and more, with extreme dynamic weather transforming any race at any time. Dirt 5 finds…

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Fall Guys Season 4 teased with clip of 60-player gauntlet with low gravity zones, forcefield, and more

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 20:23 GMT Fall Guys Season 4 has been teased by Mediatonic.The development team teased one of the seven levels coming to Fall Guys with Season 4.According to the tweet, what you see below is a 60-player gauntlet with “Low Gravity Zones, Forcefields, Flippity Bippities, Chonky Buttons, and Spicy Light Swingers.”While there is no exact date for Season 4, a release date will be revealed via a trailer on March 15.Mediatonic was recently acquired by Epic Games, which promised the gameplay isn’t changing and that the company will “continue to invest in making the…

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Forza Horizon 4 now available through Steam with cross-play

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:17 GMT Forza Horizon 4 has landed on Steam.The standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions of Forza Horizon 4 are all available through the storefront.You can buy car packs and expansions separately, but here’s what each edition comes with:Standard Edition digital bundle $59.99/£54.99/€ 69.99: The game Formula Drift Car Pack Deluxe Edition digital bundle $79.99/£69.99/€ 89.99: The game Formula Drift Car Pack Car Pass Ultimate Edition digital bundle $99.99/£84.99/€ 99.99: The game Formula Drift Car Pack Car Pass Best of Bond Car Pack Welcome Pack VIP Fortune Island LEGO Speed Champions Packs available for separate purchase include:…

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Harvest Moon: One World bronze | Finding, mining, and refining

By Rebecca Jones, Friday, 5 March 2021 16:54 GMT Bronze is an important resource in Harvest Moon: One World. It’s used in many crafting recipes, and can also be given to NPCs when they ask for it in exchange for rewards (often including better crafting recipes).Where to find bronze in Harvest Moon: One WorldYou can find bronze in mines. There are various mines throughout the map in Harvest Moon: One World. However, the mine to the east of Callison is a good source of bronze, and opens up at a convenient point in the game.Due to the way progression unlocks…

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Watch the whole Act 1 of Hamilton remade in Animal Crossing: New Horizons here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 15:36 GMT A creative and dedicated Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has spent an impressive seven months recreating the opening act of Hamilton in the relaxed Nintendo Switch game.One of the best parts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the tool case it gives to players to be creative; in the past, we’ve seen players recreate Revenge of the Sith, the entire Sinnoh map from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, early 2000s music videos and The Wizard of Oz in the game.But perhaps the most impressive feat we’ve seen achieved in the title is the painstaking recreation of the…