Crunchyroll Announces Anime Awards Host And Presenters

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Crunchyroll Announces Anime Awards Host And Presenters

Crunchyroll has announced the host for this year's Anime Awards. The company also revealed the list of presenters that will be revealing the winners for each award during the ceremony.

For 2019's Anime Awards, voice actress Cristina Vee is scheduled to be the host. Vee is well known within the anime and gaming community for voicing dozens of popular characters. For anime, Vee is most famous for portraying The Familiar of Zero's Louise, Sailor Moon's Rei Hino, Hunter x Hunter's Killua Zoldyck, Devilman Crybaby's Miki Makimura, and--most recently--Konosuba's Darkness. In video games, Vee is best known for voicing Riven the Exile in League of Legends, Ophilia in Octopath Traveler, and Shantae in the past two Shantae titles.

Crunchyroll has secured several talented folks from the anime and animation industry to present the awards. Some are notable for their creative work within the industry, such as Made in Abyss composer Kevin Penkin and Rooster Teeth director and writer Miles Luna. Others are known for their efforts in reporting on and influencing the industry, like IGN senior editor Miranda Sanchez and YouTube content creator Geoff "Mother's Basement" Thew. The full list of presenters are outlined below.

Fortnite Valentine's Event Announced, Features New Challenges, Rewards, And More

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Fortnite Valentine's Event Announced, Features New Challenges, Rewards, And More

Now that Week 10's challenges have arrived on all platforms, Season 7 of Fortnite is finally winding down, although developer Epic Games still has a few more surprises in store for players before Season 8 begins. The studio has announced the Valentine's-themed Share the Love event, which kicks off on February 8 and will encompass new challenges, rewards, and more.

Once the event is underway, players who support a Creator or enter a Creator Code will receive the Cuddle Hearts wrap for free. The wrap will be available following next week's 7.40 update and sports a very Bret Hart-esque pink and black design, as you can see below.

Also arriving with the 7.40 update will be a new set of Overtime challenges, which will be available through the end of the season. Completing the challenges will unlock five new rewards, such as the Valentine wrap and Vines contrail. Battle Pass holders will also be to unlock new styles of the Trog, Powder, and Onesie skins.

Apex Legends Hits Huge New Player Milestones

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Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale game from Titanfall developer Respawn, continues to have a strong opening week. The game has now crossed 10 million players, with a record of more than 1 million concurrent players, Respawn announced in a blog post.

"This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch," Respawn founder Vince Zampella said. "But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too."

He added that the massive success of Apex Legends so far has exceeded the company's "wildest dreams." Zampella went on to say that launch is "just the beginning" for Apex Legends. As announced previously, the title will offer a Fortnite-style battle pass that will deliver seasons' worth of new content over time.

Apex Legends Hits Another Huge Player Milestone

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Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale game from Titanfall developer Respawn, continues to have a strong opening week. The game has now crossed 10 million players, with a record of more than 1 million concurrent players, Respawn announced in a blog post.

"This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch," Respawn founder Vince Zampella said. "But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too."

He added that the massive success of Apex Legends so far has exceeded the company's "wildest dreams." Zampella went on to say that launch is "just the beginning" for Apex Legends. As announced previously, the title will offer a Fortnite-style battle pass that will deliver seasons' worth of new content over time.

Apex Legends: How Long Does It Take To Unlock Mirage And Caustic Without Spending Money

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We've been enjoying our time in Respawn's new free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends, exploring the diverse ability sets of the eight different Legends. However, two Legends, the psychotic Caustic and goofball Mirage, are locked from the start. You can either drop some real-world cash to buy both immediately, or earn in-game Legend tokens to unlock them. We've finally discovered how long it would take to do the latter.

Phil Hornshaw, who wrote up our early impressions of Apex Legends and is currently putting together our review of the game, earned the necessary 12000 Legend tokens to unlock one of the two Legends when he reached level 23, which took him about 17 hours. He still hasn't earned enough to unlock a second character, as Legend tokens unlock more slowly after reaching level 20.

Obviously, this amount of time could fluctuate for you, as you can level up faster by completing bounties and hunting down the featured Champion. Surviving for longer periods of time, getting high kill counts, reviving allies, respawning allies, killing the Champion's squad, killing the Kill Leader, or playing with people you're friends with (instead of randoms) nets you moderate to large experience bonuses too.

Ubisoft Recommends Restarting The Division 2 Beta Every Few Hours

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The private beta for The Division 2 has begun, and like any real beta this one appears to be exposing some technical hiccups for Ubisoft to mend. The studio has already outlined some tips to avoid common problems in the beta, and announced upcoming maintenance.

On its known issues page, Ubisoft outlines two relatively serious issues that it says will be fixed before the full game launch, but that may present problems for beta players. The first is that extended play sessions could either degrade the experience on PS4, or crash the game altogether on PC and Xbox One. To avoid this, the studio recommends restarting the game every two to three hours.

The second known issue is that receiving a game invite from a friend within the game, while you are outside the game, will cause the client to crash once you launch it. The practical solution offered here is to simply make sure you start the game first and then join the group from within the game client.

Fortnite Week 10 Secret Banner Location Guide (Season 7 Snowfall Challenge)

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Fortnite Week 10 Secret Banner Location Guide (Season 7 Snowfall Challenge)

We're in the final stretch of Fortnite Season 7, but there's still plenty to see and do in the hit battle royale game before Season 8 kicks off. That includes Week 10's challenges, which are now available across all platforms. You'll find the usual assortment of tasks in this batch, including another search for Expedition Outposts.

As usual, completing challenges will reward you with Battle Stars, which in turn will level your Battle Pass up and unlock Season 7 cosmetics. If you finish all of the tasks from a given week, however, you'll also complete one of this season's Snowfall challenges and unlock a special loading screen that points you toward a free Battle Star (good for leveling your Battle Pass up by one tier) or a Banner (which can be used as a profile icon) hidden somewhere on the map.

If you've finished all 10 sets of weekly challenges, you'll complete the final Snowfall challenge, which will reward you with the loading screen pictured below. This one depicts the Prisoner--the Legendary skin you unlock for completing 60 weekly challenges--sitting beside a campfire atop a hill. Look to the left of the campfire, however, and you'll spot a Banner waiting beneath a tree in the distance. That's where you'll need to go to find the item.

Devil May Cry 5 Sticks To Tradition And I Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way

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Devil May Cry 5 Sticks To Tradition And I Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way

After several hours spent playing Devil May Cry V, my wrist was cramped and the joints in my fingers were aching. These pains should be familiar to Devil May Cry fans; the series always demanded a high level of dexterity to master its combat. But in this sorry state, a joy washed over me: "I'm playing a new Devil May Cry, and that's awesome." But at the same time, another thought prodded my mind: "Will everyone else want this?"

DMCV is a return to not only the series' previous canon, but to the philosophy and near fighting game-like intricacy of the first four games. As a longtime fan, it was exhilarating to play Nero and Dante again, slowly learning the strategic nuances of their every move, while constantly trying to better my execution. The high skill ceiling taunted me, instigating a deep desire to better understand how Nero's Devil Breaker arms work, and to finally master seamlessly switching between Dante's four different fighting styles.

Devil May Cry 5 Follows Tradition And I Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way

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Devil May Cry 5 Follows Tradition And I Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way

After several hours spent playing Devil May Cry V, my wrist was cramped and the joints in my fingers were aching. These pains should be familiar to Devil May Cry fans; the series always demanded a high level of dexterity to master its combat. But in this sorry state, a joy washed over me: "I'm playing a new Devil May Cry, and that's awesome." But at the same time, another thought prodded my mind: "Will everyone else want this?"

DMCV is a return to not only the series' previous canon, but to the philosophy and near fighting game-like intricacy of the first four games. As a longtime fan, it was exhilarating to play Nero and Dante again, slowly learning the strategic nuances of their every move, while constantly trying to better my execution. The high skill ceiling taunted me, instigating a deep desire to better understand how Nero's Devil Breaker arms work, and to finally master seamlessly switching between Dante's four different fighting styles.