Playtime Records For Early Switch Adopters Are Disappearing

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Playtime Records For Early Switch Adopters Are Disappearing

Early Switch users are discovering certain playtime stats gathered since the console's launch are resetting and erasing info.

On the Switch, players can go to their profile in the upper left corner on the home menu and look at the last 20 games they have played, along with how many hours were spent in each one. The Switch takes a week to process playtime when a game is first booted, and with that users are noticing the stats are taking the day and month into account, not the year.

For example, if you played Breath of the Wild when it and the console released on March 3, 2017, and the current date is March 4, 2018, the stats will say you played the game one day ago, even if you have not booted the game in months, effectively erasing any recorded time you spent in the game.

Solid Gold Mode In Fortnite: Battle Royale Available Now For Limited Time

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Solid Gold Mode In Fortnite: Battle Royale Available Now For Limited Time

If you get tired of scrounging around the map in Fortnite, desperately searching for serviceable weapons only to be taken out by someone who found a legendary in their first chest, there's now a mode just for you. Solid Gold is the latest limited-time mode in Fortnite: Battle Royale that gives you all legendaries, all the time. Every weapon found on the map or in chests will be legendary, from rocket launchers to assault rifles to the new hand cannon.

The Solid Gold Limited Time Mode will be running until Monday, March 5 at 8 AM ET. Tag a friend and pick up a golden gun!
P.S. You can complete Battle Pass Challenges while playing. pic.twitter.com/V8ya0yPHC6

Solid Golid is only available for squads, so you'll either need three buddies or roll the dice with some random teammates. The mode will be ending on March 5, so take the weekend to get in on the gold rush.

Join Us Tomorrow As Game Informer Celebrates 300 Issues!

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Join Us Tomorrow As Game Informer Celebrates 300 Issues!

The next issue of Game Informer marks another landmark in the magazine's 27-year run, so we wanted to make it count. Along with our North Loop neighbors Fulton Brewing, we are blowing out the Issue 300 launch with a day-long celebration at the Fulton Taproom. You are all invited. 

The event starts at noon, but at 2:00 pm Game Informer will reveal the magazine's five special edition covers, discuss the packaging design of the Game Informer themed limited edition Fulton 300 IPA six-packs, and tease the Top 300 Games of All Time list featured in the magazine. We also plan to have gaming oriented events and giveaways throughout the day. If you can't make it out to celebrate with us in person, you can tune into our Twitch livestream at 2:00 pm. 

On Sunday afternoon, our favorite arcade bar in Minneapolis, Up-Down, is hosting another get-together featuring prizes from Game Informer and Fulton Brewing. Swing by to hop on the sticks of some classic arcade cabinets and mingle with the G.I. staff. The event starts at 1:00 pm. We hope to see you there! 

Threats Loom Even Larger As Warframe's Latest Update Hits Console

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Threats Loom Even Larger As Warframe's Latest Update Hits Console

Warframe players who spend their time on console will have some titanic new foes to take on next week. The Shrine of Eidolon update, which debuted on PC last month, adds a pair of huge new foes to the free-to-play shooter. 

The new beasts appear in the open-world Plains of Eidolon, and include the Gantulyst and Hydrolyst. The Gantulyst is a big one – about twice as large as the Teralyst, which showed up with the Plains of Eidolon expansion – who uses his stony arm and both energy beams and balls to damage anyone foolish enough to approach it. The Hydrolyst may not loom quite as large, but it emanates toxic clouds that can erode a Tenno's armor and health away in short order. Players will obviously need to coordinate their attacks if they hope to take down either of these titanic new foes.  

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Ubisoft Releasing A Live-Action Far Cry 5 Short Film On Amazon Prime

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Ubisoft Releasing A Live-Action Far Cry 5 Short Film On Amazon Prime

Ubisoft is releasing a live-action short that takes place before the events of Far Cry 5 exclusively on Amazon Prime's streaming service next week.

The short, titled Inside Eden's Gate, tells the story of three vloggers that head to Montana to check out the infamous Eden's Gate cult. Obviously, this doesn't work out quite as well as they would hope, and the result is some sort of mix of the Resident Evil VII prologue and losing all your Youtube advertisers because you pushed the extremes of good sense and morality.

Check out the announce trailer below. The short releases on March 5 to whet your appetite for Far Cry 5, which itself releases on March 27.

Next Xbox Update Adds Interactive Mixer Streams, 1440p Support, And More Audio Options

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Next Xbox Update Adds Interactive Mixer Streams, 1440p Support, And More Audio Options

Microsoft has started talking about the next big Xbox One update, the first one of 2018, which boasts a couple of new features.

The Spring update will support 1440p resolutions, which you'll most commonly see in computer monitors. The resolution isn't quite 4K, but it's a step above 1080p, allowing players who are using monitors for their Xbox One or TVs that support 1440p but not 4K to take advantage of the resolution increase for the dashboard.

Additional audio options will also come in the update, allowing players to mix audio to, for example, lessen game audio and raise Spotify to listen to music. The system as a whole also now supports spatial audio for people with surround sound systems who want to take advantage of their setup.

Blizzard Might Be Teasing Diablo III On Switch

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Blizzard Might Be Teasing Diablo III On Switch

Blizzard tweeted a small video today that might be indicating a port of their latest Diablo game to Nintendo's newest system.

The tweet showed a light switch connected to a Diablo nightlight being flicked up and down. A plain reading of the imagery is that Diablo is coming to the Switch, which would mark the first time since the Nintendo 64 port of Starcraft that a Blizzard game has officially been on a Nintendo system.

You can check out the video below.

White House Announces Trump To Meet With Game Industry Leaders, ESA Unaware

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White House Announces Trump To Meet With Game Industry Leaders, ESA Unaware

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced today that president Trump would be meeting with leaders from the video game industry on the topic of violent video games and their role in events like the Parkland shooting. The Entertainment Software Association, a consortium made up of major video game companies like Nintendo, EA, Take-Two, and many, many others, says they have not been invited to meet with the president.

The press secretary did not answer questions of who would be in attendance, but stated that the intention of the meeting is to explore what the video game industry can do about America's gun violence problem.

In response, the ESA released this statement: