What Would Overwatch Be Like With Portal Guns?

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What Would Overwatch Be Like With Portal Guns?

Thanks to Symmetra, Overwatch already has portals in it, but they're not exactly the kind that flings you around the room at high speed like we've seen in Portal. Recently, however, a couple players worked together to change this: they made a working Portal gun in Overwatch Workshop.

These custom-made portals conserve momentum, meaning they can launch you in the air when entered at full speed. Creators andygmb and Lymbow have clarified on Reddit that it is still just a prototype. For example, you can't currently jump through other players' portals. 

Check out a short video of the creation below.

17,000 Pokémon Go Players Collect 145 Tons Of Trash For Earth Day

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17,000 Pokémon Go Players Collect 145 Tons Of Trash For Earth Day

For the second year in a row, Pokémon Go players banded together to help clean up communities around the world for Earth Day. Niantic's expectations were exceeded when over 17,000 players united for the event and collected 145 tons of trash. 

From April 13 to 28, Niantic provided limited-time special events to encourage players to clean up. If 2,000 players joined, more ground-type Pokémon would appear in the wild. At 5,000 players, shiny Digletts would appear within 48 hours of the goal being reached. Finally, if 7,000 players joined, Groudon would appear in raids, and both stardust and candy would double for the events. All of these milestones were reached.

 Players volunteered a total of 41,000 collective hours to collect trash, and 41 countries participated.

Ubisoft Adds Lightsabers To For Honor

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Ubisoft Adds Lightsabers To For Honor

Love it or hate it, today is Star Wars day, and Ubisoft gave us one of the best Star Wars-themed game updates. Technically, this recent update doesn't add any new weapons, but as soon as you lock onto an opponent, your weapon begins to glow with a familiar energy.

Lightsabers have been something that the For Honor community has been asking for for a long time, so it's cool to see this update finally happen. Head over to For Honor's Reddit community to see this update in action, and if you haven't touched For Honor in a while, now might be a good time to fire it back up.

[Source: Polygon]

Shrek Invades Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ... Yes Shrek

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Shrek Invades Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ... Yes Shrek

Shrek is a meme powerhouse so its not surprising to see him pop up in stranges places, and From Software's recent stealth action game is certainly a strange place for him. Modders Dropoff and Katalash created this loving tribute that proves Shrek might look cuddly, but he's still deadly.

some BODY. Another masterpiece sekiro mod from katalash and dropoff. (The music is unfortunately not part of the mod, I added it in post) Mod download is here: https://t.co/iNH17eRJ4N pic.twitter.com/3BXlpZvb88

This isn't the first time Shrek has invaded one of our favorite games. Last year, we played through the entire first film in Beat Saber.

What Is The Most Epic Conclusion To A Game?

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What Is The Most Epic Conclusion To A Game?

Everyone is talking about the end of Avengers: Endgame and HBO's Game of Thrones, which both spent years telling these epic narratives. Video games are full of epic stories too, so what's the biggest ending to a game you've ever experienced.

I've had a lot of video game journeys in my life, but Mass Effect 3 felt like a massive culmination at the time. Say what you will about how BioWare handled the ending (and I'm sure some of you will in the comments), but that whole game felt like a massive conclusion to things I'd spent years playing. Not only was it the end to a long RPG, but it was also the wrap up to an entire trilogy of choices. It's the closest gaming experienced I think I've had that compares to my experience with the MCU. When it comes to epic conclusions in a single game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also felt appropriated large and impactful. 

What about you? What have been some of the biggest video game conclusions in your life? 

This Zelda Master Sword Lamp Will Keep The Poes At Bay

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This Zelda Master Sword Lamp Will Keep The Poes At Bay

This officially-licensed lamp from Merchoid measures 12-inches high and is powered by either a USB plug or three AA batteries. The sword is a replica of the Master Sword from Twilight Princess, and it turns on when you push the Triforce logo, which is a neat touch.

Look, this isn't an ad, and I don't want to tell you what to do, but if you're a Zelda fan then you might be legally required to buy this. Check with your local councilperson. Here's another look at the lamp from a strange angle.

How Fast Is Sonic The Hedgehog?

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How Fast Is Sonic The Hedgehog?

When the new Sonic The Hedgehog trailer came out this week, you probably asked yourself one question: When did Sonic get so cool?

Another question you might ask is: How fast is Sonic? Could he outrun a Cheetah? Is he faster than my car? Those are actually three questions, but we'll let that slide since Because Science actually did the math to answer that first question. Short answer: he runs at about half the speed of sound.

Mortal Kombat And Super Mario Kart Inducted Into Video Game Hall Of Fame

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Mortal Kombat And Super Mario Kart Inducted Into Video Game Hall Of Fame

Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Colossal Cave Adventure, and 1990’s Microsoft Solitaire were all inducted into The Strong Museum of play's National Video Game Hall of Fame this week. Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Kart are obvious choise and we probably don't need to explain their influense if you're on a site like Game Informer. 

Microsoft's Solitaire is a bit more left field, since solitaire is not originally a video game. However, the game was included as a pack-in with Windows 3.0, which meant that a lot of people had access to the single-player card game (over a billion computers reportedly).

Colossal Cave Adventure is a bit lesser know, but was still influential. Released in 1976 by William Crowther and Don Woods, Colossal Cave Adventure is often considered one of the first texted-based adventure games and helped paved the way for the entire adventure genre.

Free Comic Book Day Is Today

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Free Comic Book Day Is Today

Free Comic Book Day is an annualized event that takes place on the first Saturday of May. True to its name, this event gives people free comic books – dozens of them from most of the leading publishers. All you have to do is head to a local comic book store and ask where the free comic books are. You'll want to go early, as this event has been popular in years past, and some of the free books go quickly.

Some of these comics are meant to be one-off stories that people can read and not feel the need to run out to get the next issue, but some publishers offer stories that lead into big events or give you a chance to read from the beginning of a series with hopes that you'll continue on. The hope is you'll walk away with plenty to read and a new (or renewed) appreciation for this storytelling media.

Here's a list of all the comics you'll be able to grab:

Weekend Warrior – Perfect Weather For Video Games

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Weekend Warrior – Perfect Weather For Video Games

After a particularly harrowing winter, it's finally nice in Minnesota, but Days Gone isn't going to play itself. We'll be playing video games, seeing bad movies, driving to exotic locations like Duluth, and playing... Stardew Valley? That game's from 2016! Why can't we stop playing it!? What's wrong with us?

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – I tried my best to not expose her to the trailer, but they just had to show it before How to Train Your Dragon 3, and she lost her mind with excitement so now I get to go see Ugly Dolls tonight with the kid. I wish it was next weekend so I could go see Pokémon Detective Pikachu instead, but you could make an argument that I sort of already have. Also, Dan informs me that I am on Sekiro's final boss, so I think I might be able to beat it this weekend. Considering my generally ho-hum stance on From Software's games in general, I never thought Sekiro would pull me in, but it did in a big way. I think it's From's best game. Fight me*.

Javy Gwaltney – This week I’m building up an empire of mayonnaise in Stardew Valley and going on a quest in Dragon’s Dogma!