Tetris 99 Weekend Event Gives Top 999 Winners $10 In Eshop Credit

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Tetris 99 Weekend Event Gives Top 999 Winners $10 In Eshop Credit

When Tetris 99 was announced in a Nintendo Direct, Nintendo said there would be upcoming events to get players together, but didn't reveal any details about what those might be. Today, we got details of the first event, which ranks the top 999 players during a specific time frame and earn rewards for doing so.

Beginning on March 8, players will simply play Tetris 99 as normal and try to rack up as many wins as possible in what is called the Maximus Cup. You have through March 10 to get those wins and be one of the top players and you'll be given 999 Nintendo coins, which is basically $10 in eShop credit.

Only first place finishes count, so being top three is not good enough to get credit. Do you have what it takes to be one of the best Tetris 99 players in the world? You can check out the website for all the details.

Dota 2's Latest Update Introduces A New Hero

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Dota 2's Latest Update Introduces A New Hero

The newest addition to the ever-swelling Dota 2 roster, follow up Grimstroke from August 2018, is Mars, the god of war. He storms into battle with a shield and his deadly spear.

Mars can throw the spear and stick characters to the environment or use his shield to bash and stun enemies. How he will shake up the game's routine is yet to be seen, but as with every new addition to the line-up, time will tell how effective he is.

The game was released in 2013, so it's always nice to see the support for the game hasn't waned since then. You can read our review for the game from when it launched or read about how well the Dota 2 mod, Dota Auto Chess is doing.

A Big Wargroove Update Is Coming Tomorrow

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A Big Wargroove Update Is Coming Tomorrow

The Wargroove 1.2 patch drops tomorrow, fixing some of the game's most troublesome issues and adding in features that make its content more accessible to its fanbase.

Of the many changes that will be added in, some of the most substantial include a campaign checkpoint system (for times when combat is punishing), customizable difficulty settings, a spectator mode for multiplayer as well as seven co-op maps, higher movement speed options for your units, and tweaks to glitchy groove animations. The list goes on, meaning that players will be pleased to see their favorite pixelated strategy game refreshingly optimized.  

For more on Wargroove, check out our review or watch the New Gameplay Today episode that focuses on its story mode. 

Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Worked With An IV Drip While Sick

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Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Worked With An IV Drip While Sick

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is chock full of content in a way very few games are, but a similar thing could be said of all of director Masahiro Sakurai's games. The 48-year-old developer has a reputation as one of the most stringent and hardest working directors in the business, to the point where he makes jokes about never sleeping that people aren't entirely sure are actually jokes.

In an interview with Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, translated by Nintendo Everything, Sakurai relayed a story about the development of presumably Super Smash Bros. Ultimate where he had symptoms of something that resembled food poisoning. He couldn't figure out where he would have eaten bad food, and suggested it would be the kind of thing you go to the hospital for, but instead he simply hooked himself up to an IV drip and continued working.

"I guess I’m a hard worker?" Sakurai told the incredulous interviewer. "I’m a freelancer, so I don’t have any strict rules on my time. As long as I can complete the game, I could show up to the office once per week and I think it’d be within the realm of forgiveness. But instead I make sure I come to work every day and write proper daily reports and such. I’m always working, but there’s a lot of things that keep me in good spirits!"

Take Some Time Off In April For The Release Of Vacation Simulator

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Take Some Time Off In April For The Release Of Vacation Simulator

After a brief announcement at The Game Awards in 2017, Vacation Simulator, the follow-up to the hugely popular Job Simulator, has finally got a release date and a slew of new information. For those of you tired of waiting for this vacation, it's not far off. The game is releasing in just over a month on SteamVR and Oculus for $29.99 and the PSVR version is coming sometime this summer.

Along with the news of when you can immerse yourself in the simulation, the developers, Owlchemy Labs, also released a trailer showcasing the different locales you'll get to lounge around in on Vacation Island: the beach, forest, mountain, and resort.

In the year 2060, the robots have built this simulation to better understand what humans do when they aren't working. To that end, Vacation Island comes equipped with plenty to see and do. Owlchemy gave a run down of what to expect:

Report: Disc-less Xbox One To Release In May

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Report: Disc-less Xbox One To Release In May

Rumors have been swirling for a few months now that Microsoft is planning to release a new version of their Xbox One console without a disc drive, effectively making a digital-only console. Now reports are coming out that the digital-only Xbox One is not only real, but it will release in just a few months in May.

According to Windows Central, the console is codenamed the Xbox Maverick. The actual name, however, is reported to be the "Xbox One S All-Digital" edition. The console will be a normal Xbox One S, but all games will be digital, like a PSP Go or a tablet or phone. The idea is certainly not alien, but very rarely used on consoles.

The hope is for the console to be cheaper than a regular Xbox One S, but it is unclear how much money removing the disc drive will save both Microsoft and consumers. Still, for users who don't want to buy physical games and publishers who want to stop making physical games, the prospect is likely appealing.

Report: Disc-less Xbox One To Release In May

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Report: Disc-less Xbox One To Release In May

Rumors have been swirling for a few months now that Microsoft is planning to release a new version of their Xbox One console without a disc drive, effectively making a digital-only console. Now reports are coming out that the digital-only Xbox One is not only real, but it will release in just a few months in May.

According to Windows Central, the console is codenamed the Xbox Maverick. The actual name, however, is reported to be the "Xbox One S All-Digital" edition. The console will be a normal Xbox One S, but all games will be digital, like a PSP Go or a tablet or phone. The idea is certainly not alien, but very rarely used on consoles.

The hope is for the console to be cheaper than a regular Xbox One S, but it is unclear how much money removing the disc drive will save both Microsoft and consumers. Still, for users who don't want to buy physical games and publishers who want to stop making physical games, the prospect is likely appealing.

Shakedown: Hawaii Announced As Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

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Shakedown: Hawaii Announced As Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

The developer behind Retro City Rampage announced its next game today – Shakedown: Hawaii – a 16-bit open-world game where players build a "totally legitimate" business in the Aloha state.

Shakedown: Hawaii follows three protagonists: an aging CEO, his son – a DJ looking for street cred, and his armed-to-the-teeth consultant. The gameplay trailer accompanying the announcement shows the trio acquiring businesses, taking out competitor vehicles, and shaking down shops with a bat to obtain protection money. All legal activities, of course. Players can traverse Hawaii by foot, car, or boat as they complete missions to grow their empire.

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The Control Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Control Digital Issue Is Now Live

Control is the latest supernatural action game from the minds behind Alan Wake, Max Payne, and Quantum Break. If you're a digital subscriber to Game Informer, you can now learn all about this exciting title from Remedy Entertainment. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Ubisoft Releases Action-Packed Division 2 Trailer

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Ubisoft Releases Action-Packed Division 2 Trailer

The Division 2's latest trailer displays myriads of intense gunfights along the streets of America's capitol. Just beyond some of D.C.'s most famous monuments, gunmen take cover behind piled sandbags. Explosions scatter debris and bring combatants to their knees. Amid the chaos, a group of Division operatives employ combat drones, grenade launchers, and bulletproof shields to best their adversaries. 

The Division 2 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15. If this trailer excites you, head here to watch our time with the game's open world.