Destiny 2's Season Of The Drifter Adds New Gambit Mode

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Destiny 2's next season kicks off on March 5, and with it comes new activities to complete as part of the game's Annual Pass offering. The Joker's Wild DLC that corresponds with Season 6, the Season of the Drifter, is adding a new version of the Gambit competitive mode called Gambit Prime, which ups the stakes on the mode first introduced with the Forsaken expansion.

Bungie ran down some of the details in a new blog post and vidoc that showcase some of what players can expect in Season 6. The story of the next season is focused on The Drifter, the mysterious character who runs Gambit, and the giant strange artifact he's been towing behind his ship since he showed up in Destiny 2. According to the vidoc, you might think of Gambit up to now as training for a heist. Gambit Prime is the heist, according to Bungie, and it feeds into another high-level activity called The Reckoning.

After Fortnite's Marshmello Concert, Season 8 Adds Island Devoted To The Band Weezer

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After Fortnite's Marshmello Concert, Season 8 Adds Island Devoted To The Band Weezer

Fortnite has rolled over into Season 8, introducing some major gameplay and map changes. Among them are new pirate-themed skins and a giant volcano to the northeast. One less expected addition is a brand-new island that appears to celebrate the rock band Weezer.

Polygon reports that the Creative Mode now houses an island decorated with the iconic Weezer "W" logo. The island also sports a jukebox that only plays Weezer songs. It's reportedly a cross-promotional effort to plug Weezer's two 2019 albums, The Teal Album and The Black Album.

Fortnite has partnered with some big brands, like when it cross-promoted Avengers: Infinity War by putting Thanos in the game. It has also partnered with musical acts before, as it recently held a massive in-game concert with DJ Marshmello.

Best Buy's Weekly Game Deals For Xbox One, PS4, And Nintendo Switch

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This week's Best Buy deals are available through March 2, and there's plenty to choose from whether you're an avid PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch gamer. Since only a few days are left in this sale, let's take a look at what games and bundles are most worth your money.

One of the more eye-catching deals is an Xbox One X Fallout 76 bundle that's selling for $400--a pretty sweet deal considering the console on its own has been priced at $500 in the past. While Fallout 76 underwhelmed many long-time fans of the series, this bundle is an excellent chance to snag one of the most powerful consoles on the market for $100 cheaper--and if you're a Fallout fan who, despite the negative reception, is still curious to give 76 a shot, then you'll have that perk as well.

There are also several other Xbox One bundles discounted at Best Buy right now--most notably, this Xbox One S Fortnite bundle that includes the Eon cosmetic set, 2,000 V-Bucks, and a one-month trial for both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. It's available for $250, down from $300. FYI, Fortnite Season 8 just started, so it's a good time to get in on the action.

New Wireless Sega Genesis Controllers From 8BitDo Perform As Good As They Look--With One Small Catch

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New Wireless Sega Genesis Controllers From 8BitDo Perform As Good As They Look--With One Small Catch

When it comes to designing new controllers for classic game consoles, 8BitDo is one of the best. For a lot of Super Nintendo players, the company's line of wireless SN30 controllers are an excellent alternative to original SNES controllers. They come in the same form factor as Nintendo's original 1990 design, and barring any signal interference, they essentially feel the same in action--and if you opt for the Bluetooth versions, you can even translate that experience over to your PC or Nintendo Switch games. Similarly, the 8BitDo Bluetooth adapters let you use a range of controllers, including a DualShock 4, on your Super Nintendo.

Ahead of Analogue's high-end Sega Genesis clone console, the Mega Sg, 8BitDo has just released its new line of Sega Genesis controllers and adapters. Available in both black and white color schemes, the M30 controller sports a distinct design that's also slightly more compact compared to the Sega-made originals. In addition to the standard d-pad, six face buttons, and Start button, there's a shoulder button on each side. Three buttons below the Start button in the middle serve varying functions based on the device the controller is paired to--this includes enabling turbo functionality on the fly via a simple button combination.

Fortnite Copies Apex Legends' Best Feature With The Season 8 Update

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Apex Legends reviews have praised the game for a number of features, but one specific detail people like is the battle royale game's ping system, which allows players great versatility when communicating. Fortnite's Season 8 update, which is fresh out of Epic Games' oven, has introduced a remarkably similar feature.

Fortnite: Battle Royale players can press middle mouse button on PC or left bumper, L1, or L on Xbox One, PS4, and Switch, respectively to mark various points of interest for teammates. Similar to Apex Legends' system, pressing that button once will simply create a ping towards a location, item, or weapon, while double tapping it will produce a red icon indicating an enemy nearby.

Epic could have been working on this since before Apex Legends' launch, of course, but the timing--the feature making its way to Fortnite just weeks after Apex's release--would be a remarkable coincidence. The company was also seen as reacting to the success of Apex when it decided to offer the Season 8 Battle Pass for free to anyone who completed enough Overtime challenges in recent weeks.

New Fortnite Update Just Copied Apex Legends' Best Feature

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Apex Legends reviews have praised the game for a number of features, but one specific detail people like is the battle royale game's ping system, which allows players great versatility when communicating. Fortnite's Season 8 update, which is fresh out of Epic Games' oven, has introduced a remarkably similar feature.

Fortnite: Battle Royale players can press middle mouse button on PC or left bumper, L1, or L on Xbox One, PS4, and Switch, respectively to mark various points of interest for teammates. Similar to Apex Legends' system, pressing that button once will simply create a ping towards a location, item, or weapon, while double tapping it will produce a red icon indicating an enemy nearby.

Epic could have been working on this since before Apex Legends' launch, of course, but the timing--the feature making its way to Fortnite just weeks after Apex's release--would be a remarkable coincidence.

Fortnite Season 8 Complete Challenge Guide: Pirate Camps, Face In Desert, Snow, Jungle

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Fortnite Season 8 Complete Challenge Guide: Pirate Camps, Face In Desert, Snow, Jungle

Fortnite's weekly challenges are back. Not a lot has changed in terms of what they offer or how to complete them, but since they're such a critical part of the overall Fortnite gameplay experience, it's worth taking the time to understand them and what they offer. The weekly challenges are intricately linked to the Battle Pass and the cosmetics that become available through that. Completing challenges awards a player with Battle Stars, which in turn level up the pass and push it through higher tiers. As it ascends through the tiers, more cosmetic unlocks become available to a player.

Season 8 has a brand new Battle Pass, which is available for 950 V-Bucks (1,000 V-Bucks are available for roughly $10/£10 in the in-game store). The Battle Pass has over 100 tiers, which means there's over 100 cosmetics to be unlocked. You can see of them in our Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass unlocks gallery. You'll get two of the coolest skins--Blackheart and Hybrid--for simply purchasing the Battle Pass. These two particular skins evolve as you accrue experience and level them up. You can see all the new Fortnite Season 8 skins here.

What's Coming And Going From Hulu In March 2019? Movies, TV, And Originals

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Are you running out of new things to watch on Hulu? If so, how? March is almost here, and that means a whole bunch of new content for you to take in. From movies you know and love to brand-new Hulu originals, there is something for you.

March 1 is when Hulu has a massive dump of movies, some of which you may have seen and others that may have passed you by, and there are a lot of films dropping you'll want to watch. If you're a Batman fan, then you're in for a treat. Both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are coming to Hulu. Once again, you can watch Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in the Batman sequel, and it's still--to this day--the best Batman movie.

If you're looking for something a bit more light-hearted, then how about a gentleman talking out of his butt? Both Ace Ventura movies hit the service on March 1, so you can watch Jim Carrey search for animals and make references to The Crying Game. If you want something a tad less silly, but need a Jim Carrey fix, Yes Man also hits the service that day. It's Liar Liar but Carrey's character has to say "Yes" to everything.

Fortnite Challenge Guide: Face In Desert, Jungle, And Snow (Season 8, Week 1)

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Fortnite Challenge Guide: Face In Desert, Jungle, And Snow (Season 8, Week 1)

Fortnite Season 8, Week 1's challenges are live now. Among them are a couple that will be tricky, primarily because the new world event has changed the way the island looks and introduced new areas. The first of these difficult challenges is available to everyone and asks players to visit the new Pirate Camps. The other, however, is exclusive to those that have paid for a Battle Pass and involves visiting three giant faces that are hidden around the map.

Specifically, these faces can be found in the desert, the jungle, and the snow. Now, the areas of the map these correspond to are fairly obvious, given that the Fortnite island is split up into distinct biomes. However, each of these locations are pretty big, so you could end up aimlessly running around looking for them. Fear not! We've done the challenge and have put together a map that shows you exactly where to go. Take a look at it below. Remember that you don't have to do anything special when you get there, simply gaze in wonder at it for a brief period and then move on.