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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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Mario Kart 64 speedrunner smashes into wall, sets new world record

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:05 GMT It took them just 21 seconds to complete a race.A Mario Kart 64 speedrunner has set a new world record by… repeatedly driving into a wall!Yep, you read that correctly. As spotted by Kotaku, Beck “abney317” Abney managed to complete a Luigi Raceway track in just over 21 seconds by slamming into a wall over and over again.This is making use of a newly-discovered exploit, which allows players to pass through walls under specific circumstances. You can check out them executing this right here. We promise there’s more to it than…

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic launches initiative to help Black game developers

Studios accepted into the program will receive five months of assistance. The developer of mobile title Pokemon Go, Niantic, is rolling out a scheme to support Black game developers.The Black Developers Initiative is a brand new effort by the studio, with the promise of people who are selected receiving five months of funding, mentorship and development support from Niantic’s “leaders” with the aim of completing a playable prototype of their game. The first team to be welcomed into the Black Developers Initiative is Wicked Saints, with its project World Reborn.The studio is looking to work with similar titles to its…

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Pick up GTA, Fall Guys and League of Legends goodies in Prime Gaming this month

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 8 January 2021 11:55 GMT Amazon is giving away more than 35 games for free in January.Folks subscribed to Prime Gaming can score content for the likes of GTA, Fall Guys as well as both League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra this month.For GTA, Prime Gaming mmebers are receiving access to the Sonar Station from the Kosatka submarine, as well as $1 million of in-game currency every single month. This is apparently to celebrate GTA Online’s recent huge Cayo Perico Heist update.The Fall Guys Winter Warmer costume bundle is still available to Prime Gaming subscribers,…

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Score a Fall Guys bundle, Overcooked and Yooka-Laylee with Prime Gaming

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 17:30 GMT Fans can claim some extra Christmas goodies. Amazon Prime subscribers can claim an exclusive Fall Guys bundle, as well as Team17’s Overcooked and Yooka-Laylee and its sequel, The Impossible Lair.As of now, users can claim a Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout bundle that comes with the Winter Warmer costume (pictured) in addition to three crowns, which allow you to buy skins in Mediatonic’s chaotic and colourful multiplayer romp.These goodies can be snapped up here.Furthermore, from Christmas Eve – December 24 – Prime gamers will be able to download and keep chaotic cooking…

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Troy Baker and Fall Guys devs raising money for UK mental health charities

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 16:18 GMT Variety of organisations are benefitting from this stream.Voice actor Troy Baker and Mediatonic – the studio behind smash-hit Fall Guys – are raising money for UK mental health charities via a livestream later this week.This is a collaboration with UK video games trade body Ukie, with the stream taking place on Friday, December 18 to raise money for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), Head to Toe, and Safe in Our World between 4pm and 6pm UK. You can watch it right here.One of the names appearing on the stream is Baker,…

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Among Us coming to Nintendo Switch later today

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:52 GMT The perfect paranoid Christmas game. Multiplayer smash hit Among Us is coming to Nintendo Switch today (Tuesday, December 15).The release was announced at the close of today’s an indie-focused Nintendo Direct and comes with cross-play support so you can murder your friends on other platforms. This comes hot on the heals of the newly-announced Airship map for Among Us, which was announced last week at The Game Awards. We’re sure that this will make for an interesting Christmas gameInnersloth’s paranoia-fueled multiplayer hit is also shortly coming to Xbox Game Pass for…

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Fall Guys Season 3 arrives in December with Winter Knockout theme

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 26 November 2020 16:07 GMT Fall Guys Season 3 is set to land on PS4 and PC soon with a whole new Winter Knockout theme, complete with new cosmetics and new stages.The next season of Fall Guys content is due to land in the popular game show-themed battle royale title in the second week of December and ahead of its arrival, developer Mediatonic has given us some more info about the incoming season.The official Fall Guys Twitter account, which has quickly become infamous for its creative use of social media, sent 300 pieces of a teaser…

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Limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is back in stock at more stores

By Joel Franey, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 10:35 GMT The special island-themed Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is on sale once again at a number of retailers in the US.After quickly being all bought up around the time of the game’s release, Amazon, Gamestop and Best Buy all have the limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console back on sale. It was initially available back in January.It features special blue and green Joy-Cons and an image of the Nook family proudly standing on the dock. The standard version does not include a copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons, but GameStop is…

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The limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is back in stock

By Joel Franey, Friday, 25 September 2020 15:57 GMT The special island-themed Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is on sale, though likely not for long.After quickly being all bought up around the time of the game’s release, Gamestop US has confirmed that the special limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is briefly back on sale. It initially went on sale back in January.It features special blue and green Joy-Cons, an image of the Nook family proudly standing on the dock, and you can buy it bundled the download code for New Horizons itself, meaning that customers can ensure that…

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Porygon and Charmander are the Pokemon Go Community Day Pokemon for September and October

Players recently had the opportunity to vote on which Pokemon they wanted to appear in the next two Pokemon Go Community Day events – the victors were Porygon and Charmander. The poll was initially posted on the official Pokemon Go Twitter page, and was between four iconic Gen 1 Pokemon: Charmander, Porygon, Caterpie, and Grimer. 🗳️ Trainers, it’s time to cast your vote! 🗳️ The two Pokémon with the most votes will be the featured Pokémon for our next two Community Day events! #PokemonGOCommunityDay — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 23, 2020After almost 1 million votes were cast, there were two…

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Pokemon Go might be getting a paid subscription service

A recent datamine has revealed that Pokemon Go might be getting its own subscription service in the near future. The news comes from Reddit, where a poster detailed their excursion deep into the source code for Pokemon Go’s latest APK.Most of what they learned had to do with Mega Evolutions – for example, the implementation of Megas was in the works prior to remote raiding and stickers, and Megas will have their own Raid level (as opposed to following the traditional 1-5 structure, which was originally reported after the initial datamining session).It was also revealed that there is a new…

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Fall Guys has sold 2 million copies, and 60 million beans have fallen over in the process

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has sold over 2 million copies in just one week – and 60 million jellybeans have fallen over in the process. The news comes from a tweet published by the official Devolver Digital Twitter account, which you can check out below. The incredible team @Mediatonic and the super chill @FallGuysGame community have put up some wild numbers in just one week! Big thanks to all for all the great jellybean vibes. pic.twitter.com/6nW9vp6qeS — Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) August 10, 2020“The incredible team at Mediatonic and the super chill Fall Guys community have put up some wild numbers in just…

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Animal Crossing climbs back to #1, while Switch has six games in the top 10

By Cian Maher, Monday, 10 August 2020 14:25 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons has managed to reclaim its position as top dog on the UK video game sales charts, while parent company Nintendo has a whopping six titles in the top 10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has usurped Ghost of Tsushima to become the bestselling video game in the UK this week. As the official charts show, Ghost of Tsushima has been relegated to second fiddle, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is gaining momentum in third place.This week’s list highlights a stellar performance from Nintendo, who owns an immense 60%…

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Fall Guys tops Steam charts, beating Horizon Zero Dawn

By Cian Maher, Sunday, 9 August 2020 18:12 GMT Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been the talk of the town all week, and now it’s gone and topped the Steam charts. Steam publishes a Weekly Top Sellers list every Sunday, and this particular Sunday is obviously no different. Well, it’s a bit different, because the top-ranked game for this week is one where you play as a klutzy bean who thrives on pushing other klutzy beans off of disarmingly high platforms – Fall Guys is officially number one.This means that it has knocked last week’s bestseller, Grounded, off of top…