Apex Legends Season One Launches Tomorrow, Here’s What’s In The Battle Pass

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Apex Legends Season One Launches Tomorrow, Here’s What’s In The Battle Pass

After racking up more than 50 million players, Respawn is all set to launch its first season of new content for its ultra-popular free-to-play battle royale, Apex Legends. The first season, dubbed Wild Frontier, will begin at 10:00 am PDT tomorrow, and will be accompanied by a battle pass.

That battle pass will cost players 950 Apex Coins (about $10), and will unlock a new reward at every level the player reaches during the season. The first level, which anyone who buys the pass automatically qualifies for, unlocks the Legend skins seen above. There are 100 levels in total, which should keep players busy for the long haul – though you can also get a head start by purchasing an alternative battle pass bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins, which skips you through the first 25 levels.

Respawn’s website notes that the battle pass is retroactive, so you can purchase it towards the end of the season and still receive all the unlocks you would have earned. Additionally, all players during the season – whether they purchase the battle pass or not – can earn another Legend skin, five Apex packs, and 18 stat trackers. For more on the battle pass, check out the link below.

Bethesda Reveals The Date For Its E3 2019 Showcase

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Bethesda Reveals The Date For Its E3 2019 Showcase

E3 2019 is right around the corner (yay!), and Bethesda has announced when you'll be able to watch its 5th annual E3 showcase.

The publisher's conference will occur on Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. PST in LA. Bethesda says it's planning to invite fans back for the conference and to stay tuned to its social channels on how to register for a chance to attend.

But what games will be there!? Great question.

Far: Lone Sails Gets Some Company With Console Release

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Far: Lone Sails Gets Some Company With Console Release

Far: Lone Sails was a surprise treat for those who played it on PC in 2018. But for those who missed out on the somber world, they will get another chance when it launches on PS4 and Xbox One on April 2.

Kyle Hilliard reviewed Far: Lone Sails last year and had lots of positive things to say about the moody puzzler, likening it to other indie games such as Inside and Little Nightmares. Like those games, Far contains little-to-no text or narration, but instead tells a story through its world and tone.

There's no word on a Switch release for the game, but you can check out the trailer above to get a better sense for the unique vehicle you'll be traveling aboard.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Receiving Free 'Lite' Version On PS4 And Xbox One

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Receiving Free 'Lite' Version On PS4 And Xbox One

Dragon Ball FighterZ is the talk of the Dragon Ball video game town, but about a year prior to Arc System Works' fighter, Xenoverse 2 released and it was a big hit that Bandai Namco has continued to support. In an effort to bring in even more players, the game is receiving a "lite" version that is more than demo, but less that a full free-to-play transition.

The Lite version of the game will be available on March 20 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Here's what players can experience with this version:

For more on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, head here for our original review.

Nintendo Offering Splatoon 2 Free Online Trial

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Nintendo Offering Splatoon 2 Free Online Trial

Nintendo's Splatoon 2 seven-day free trial starts today, letting Nintendo Switch Online members enjoy the game's online modes for free.

The demo can be downloaded vie the Switch eShop (even if you've already had a free trial), which generates an email code you need to activate to play. Enjoy Turf War, Salmon Run, League Battle, and Ranked Battle online modes with those who already own the game.

If you like the experience, you'll be glad to know that not only does your progress in the demo transfer over if you buy the game, but you'll get a 20-percent discount if you purchase it during the demo period.

Video Shows Secrets Behind The Camera In The Simpsons Hit & Run

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Video Shows Secrets Behind The Camera In The Simpsons Hit & Run

YouTube channel Boundary Break, which looks at hidden secrets that are behind the camera or out-of-bounds in video games, is back with another fascinating episode.

These videos are not only entertaining, but also insightful when it comes to game development, giving us a peek behind the scenes as to how games are made. In the latest video, we find out the mysteries of The Simpsons: Hit & Run, an open-world title from 2003.

Boundary Break's host speaks to one of the game's former developers, Cary Brisebois, to explain strange findings like two images floating in the world (including George H. W. Bush's house), bizarre small metal boxes attached to the game's switches, and characters or objects that are frozen in place until scenes are activated.

343 Industries Gives Back To Fans With Halo 5 Pizza Skin

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343 Industries Gives Back To Fans With Halo 5 Pizza Skin

Following an announcement that the Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, fans banded together to send countless pizzas to 343 Industries that started as a fun joke relating to a Reddit thread. Now, 343 Industries is giving a gift back to players by releasing the "Last Slice" pizza skin for Halo 5.

Everyone who plays online today in Halo 5 will receive a pepperoni pizza skin. You can view the tweet from 343 Industries about it below.

Thank you for the outpouring of excitement over the news that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC. As a token of gratitude, we’d like to offer you a hot slice of pepperoni within Halo 5. Jump online today and pick up your complimentary Last Slice skin! pic.twitter.com/ARBFUgOsxa

343 Industries Gives Back To Fans With Free Halo 5 Pizza Skin

about X hours ago from
343 Industries Gives Back To Fans With Free Halo 5 Pizza Skin

Following an announcement that the Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, fans banded together to send countless pizzas to 343 Industries that started as a fun joke relating to a Reddit thread. Now, 343 Industries is giving a gift back to players by releasing the "Last Slice" pizza skin for Halo 5.

Everyone who plays online today in Halo 5 will receive a free pepperoni pizza skin. You can view the tweet from 343 Industries about it below.

Thank you for the outpouring of excitement over the news that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC. As a token of gratitude, we’d like to offer you a hot slice of pepperoni within Halo 5. Jump online today and pick up your complimentary Last Slice skin! pic.twitter.com/ARBFUgOsxa

NES-Inspired Alwa's Awakening Comes To PS4 This Month

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NES-Inspired Alwa's Awakening Comes To PS4 This Month

The NES-inspired Alwa's Awakening is coming to PlayStation 4 in just a few days time. It has previously launched on PC, Mac, and Switch.

Alwa's Awakening blends adventuring and Metroidvania-style platforming. You spend time fighting enemies, solving puzzles, and engaging in boss battles. You also have a magic staff at your disposal which at first is only used to whack foes with, but it later upgrades to bring new abilities such as creating a green block that helps open up exploration more and allows you to reach secret areas.

Alwa's Awakening arrives on PS4 on March 21.

Esports Player And App Developer Atta Elayyan Among Victims Of New Zealand Massacre

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Esports Player And App Developer Atta Elayyan Among Victims Of New Zealand Massacre

Atta Elayyan, a professional Counter-Strike player, app developer, and national futsal player was among the 50 killed in last Friday's tragic mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Elayyan, who went by the nickname and gamertag "crazyarab," won multiple Counter-Strike: Source tournaments with the New Zealand esports team NewType back in the early 2000s. He later went on to study computer science, and ended up founding his own software company, LWA Solutions, which is the development team behind MetroTube (a YouTube app) for Windows Phone.

"I would have never gotten into the tech industry had I not been obsessed with gaming during those years and the hours of focus, intense game play and desire to succeed has actually helped me alot in many aspects of my life," wrote Elayyan in 2012 in a gaming forum. "Of course, even if it was a complete waste of time, the people and friends I met during those years made it worth it."