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Fan hurls dead crab at Super Smash Bros. Pro Player in match

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 min ago

Its not everyday that you hear about an airborne crab almost connecting with a pro gamer while the gamer is mid match, but today is that day and what better game for it to happen then Super Smash Bros?



One of the most well known Super Smash Bros. players of all time is Super Smash Bros. Melee pro player Juan "Hungrybox" DeBiedma. During the Pound 2019 grand final against Cloud9's Joseph "Mango" Marquez, Hungrybox was subjected to a slight bit of hate from one of the fans in the crowd after he took home the competition.


A fan decided to launch a dead crab at Hungrybox as the player was packing up his controller. Not surprisingly after the shock subsided, Hungrybox stood up and began shouting at the crowd in anger. Hungrybox later then took to Twitter to apologize for his behavior with the crab saying "Sorry for losing my temper. Someone threw a fucking raw crab at me. After a 5 set losers run. Barely missed my head." The officials of Pound have come out and said that they intend to permanently ban the crab thrower but will not be releasing his name out to the public.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gets final DLC 'The Path home'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 1 min ago

Square Enix have decided to release the final DLC for their recently released title Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The final DLC is called "The Path Home" and the soundtrack has been showcased in the below trailer.



The new DLC has dropped today and surprisingly enough Square Enix has decided to not show a gameplay or cinematic trailer for this DLC. Instead all we have to off of is the above soundtrack and the official description that Square Enix has provided. According to the description, the DLC will follow Lara and her journey to ancient tunnels through a "brand-new challenge tomb, which contains a secret that's been hidden for ages."


The brand new tomb for Shadow of the Tomb Raider players to enjoy is not the only thing included within this DLC. Players will also receive "The new Midnight Sentinel outfit, which enables longer focus and perception durations, and the Silver Strike bow, which causes arrows to penetrate enemy body armor or even pierce multiple unarmored enemies. In addition, the new Magic Touch skill allows Lara to consume fewer resources when crafting on the go." Shadow of the Tomb Raider is currently available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The Path Home DLC is currently available for purchase and download.

World War Z has managed to sell 250K copies on Epic Store

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 1 min ago

World War Z has finally hit the market and has received quite the level of criticism, regardless of that though the title has managed to hit a new milestone in sales.



According to an official announcement on the Epic Games Twitter page, Saber Interactive's title World War Z has managed to make 250,000 sales on the Epic Games Store. Many fans of the game have commented on the announcement from Epic with their concerns for the titles sales and how they would compare if the game launched on Steam instead of the Epic Games Store.


Recent reports have now said that World War Z has managed a total 1 million sales across all platforms, which is quite an achievement for both developer Saber Interactive and publisher MadDog Games and Focus Home Interactive. World War Z is currently available for purchase on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For more information, head on over to the official World War Z website here.

Snoop Dogg & 21 Savage stream Mortal Kombat 11 competition

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 1 min ago

Snoop Dogg has continued his legacy of being an avid video game fan by hosting his very Mortal Kombat 11 tournament. Enter the "Snoop Dogg's Gangsta Gaming League" for the 'King of the Kompound'.



Snoop Dogg has taken to his personal Twitter to reveal that he is hosted his own Mortal Kombat 11 competition showdown with some of his close friends. Some of Snoops friends included rapper 21 Savage, Rachel Ako, Kamil McFadden, Rachel Swindler, Dashae Frost and Dan Rue. The stream was featured on mixer as well as and also directed viewers to the website Merry Jane.


This isn't the first time we have seen Snoop embrace his gaming side, we last saw him receiving his very own copy of Spyro Reignited Trilogy as he is a massive fan of the original Spyro games, check that story out here. In other news about Mortal Kombat 11, check out the Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer here, or you can watch the brutal trailer of the recently revealed Frost fighter here. Mortal Kombat 11 has officially launched and is available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Apex Legends popularity dives, Twitch views drop 75%

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 32 mins ago

Apex Legends came out of nowhere and became the hottest game of the moment, but it seems its time in the sun is shading if you look at Twitch viewer ship numbers.




According to the latest data, Twitch viewer ship of Apex Legends has dropped 75% from its launch high of 40 million viewers per week down to 10 million viewers per week in late-March. Seeking Alpha financial analysts said that the huge buzz and instant success of Apex Legends was "acquired" and not organic.


This is true as EA paid big money to some of the biggest Twitch and game streamers on the planet, but now there are other games taking gamers' time away from Apex Legends and it's showing instantly. Even myself, I pumped 50 hours or so into the game in the weeks after it launched but then moved off to The Division 2 when it launched and have been addicted to that ever since.

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Square Enix could go big at E3 2019 with FF7 Remake

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 52 mins ago

Amid financial dips, Square Enix needs a win right now and E3 2019 is the perfect opportunity to stoke the fires of hype.




Today Square Enix announced its E3 2019 plans, confirming a showcase in Sony's old time slot. Fans everywhere have high hopes for the event, and for good reason: the publisher is working on a multitude of exciting projects including the insanely hyped Final Fantasy VII: Remake. The company has been relatively quiet as it develops these games, including transforming FF7 from a turn-based RPG into an action game like Final Fantasy XV, but that silence could be broken in a few months' time.


One project we should hear more about is Square Enix's ambitious Avengers game. Square Enix signed a big multi-year partnership with Marvel to make games based on the comic universe, and the Avengers will be the first of many games. We don't know much about the Avengers game other than it's a completely original story and that it's meant to be played for years to come, indicating live service elements.

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Kingdom Hearts III will get free 'Critical Mode' tomorrow

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 1 min ago

A new announcement has come out from the Kingdom Hearts III Twitter account, the announcement reveals that the game will be getting a free 'challenge mode' sometime tomorrow.



For Kingdom Hearts III players who need a bit more of a challenge, Sqaure Enix will be releasing a new level of difficulty called 'Critical Mode'. The new mode will be arriving as a free update tomorrow for users and Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, who is the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, have said "We've changed things up from the previous games, so I hope you enjoy".


According to the games co-director, Tai Yasue the critical mode will be "more technical and offensive" and is more so designed for those are would consider themselves "good at action games". It will be interesting to see how much harder Kingdom Hearts III will get after this update, for more information visit the official Kingdom Hearts website here.

Capcom drop StreetFighter V trial on Mortal Kombat 11 debut

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

The release of Mortal Kombat 11 is only a few hours away and as fighting game fans build that hype Capcom have decided to try and take a slice of NetherRealm Studios' pie.




As I reported last week, Capcom announced that Street Fight V would be going completely free of charge for a limited amount of time on PlayStation and PC. The free trial period is scheduled to begin on April 23 and will last two weeks until May 5th. What will be included within the trial has been listed on the official Capcom blog, a link to that can be found here.


This might seem like a bit of cheeky move by Capcom but that is just what these companies do to grab audience, its classic marketing tactics for their products. It is unclear if the tactic will actually have a drastic effect on Mortal Kombat 11 sales, but I would assume that it certainly wouldn't be helping them. Mortal Kombat 11 recently had gameplay released for the Nintendo Switch, check that out here. There is also the Shao Kahn gameplay trailer if you want to see some bloody action mixed with "you suck" taunts.

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Avengers meet Fortnite in upcoming collaboration on April 25

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

Epic Games have decided to ride the hype of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame release which is planned for launch this week. Epic Games will be bringing Avengers to Fortnite very soon.



In a recent Tweet that was posted onto the official Fortnite Twitter page, Epic Games has shown that Fortnite will soon be getting a cross-over from none other than the Avengers.


The Tweet is quite a simple one, all that Epic Games have said is "Whatever it takes. 4.25.19" with the hash tag #FortniteXAvengers. We can also see a Fortnite character holding Captain America's shield, which could suggest that this cross-over will give Fortnite players some of the abilities of the Avengers. We will know more on April 25th.

Mortal Kombat 11 DLC leaked: Joker, Terminator, Spawn & more

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

Just a day out from the official release of Mortal Kombat 11, some users have already gotten the title and have dived into the game files. Some peculiar file names have been spotted and have revealed what is to be believed as the games DLC line-up.




According to Redditor LeoNatan, who claims to already have a copy of the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 11 and has already dived into the game files, there will be 9 DLC characters. The list that LeoNatan provides is the following; Shang Tsung (already confirmed), Joker, Nightwolf, Terminator, Sindel, Spawn, Ash Williams, Fujin and Sheeva.


Just like any 'data mined' information, please do take the above list as rumored information as there is has been no official confirmation for any of these characters except for Shang Tsung. Moving onto what could be possible, Sheeva has been spotted a few times in the story mode of Mortal Kombat 11, so her being included as a DLC character does make sense. As for Terminator and Joker, these characters would be absolutely awesome to play in Mortal Kombat and I personally hope that this just isn't a rumor and is actually true. Mortal Kombat 11 will be coming to the Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch on April 23rd.

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