Global Warming Is Your Worst Enemy In Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

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Global Warming Is Your Worst Enemy In Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

The British Empire is on the verge of collapse. Government House, nestled on a headland just across the Thames from the centre of London, is somehow simultaneously underwater and ablaze. Once the home of Oasis, the city of Manchester is now little more than a shrinking island as entire coastal neighborhoods disappear into the rising sea. Maybe the sun never sets, but it’s getting awfully late in the day.

However, this is no post-Brexit apocalypse. It’s simply the state of play in my game of Civilization VI. The upcoming expansion, Gathering Storm, introduces the concept of climate change and, as I and every other civilization on the planet burn through consumable fuel resources, global temperature rises precipitate the polar ice to melt and the ocean to breach the walls of London. Time to rethink my strategy.

DC Confirms Release Dates For The Batman And James Gunn's Suicide Squad Reboot

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With the huge success of Aquaman and much excitement around this week's first Birds of Prey teaser, it seems that the DC movie universe is finally back on track. The studio has now added two new movies to its schedule, with confirmed release dates for The Batman and the reboot of Suicide Squad, which is titled The Suicide Squad.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Batman will hit theaters on June 25, 2021, while The Suicide Squad will be released on August 6 of the same year. In addition, Warner confirmed the release of a new movie titled DC Super Pets, which will focus on the pets of various DC heroes. That arrives on May 21, 2021.

The news of The Batman's release follows comments made by director Matt Reeves earlier this week, in which he described the film as "a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale." The movie has been in development for several years now, and it was originally set to be directed by and star Ben Affleck. While Affleck has not been officially replaced as Batman, it is thought that the role will be recast for the new movie.

DC Confirms Releases Dates For The Batman And James Gunn's Suicide Squad Reboot

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With the huge success of Aquaman and much excitement around this week's first Birds of Prey teaser, it seems that the DC movie universe is finally back on track. The studio has now added two new movies to its schedule, with confirmed release dates for The Batman and the reboot of Suicide Squad, which is titled The Suicide Squad.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Batman will hit theaters on June 25, 2021, while The Suicide Squad will be released on August 6 of the same year. In addition, Warner confirmed the release of a new movie titled DC Super Pets, which will focus on the pets of various DC heroes. That arrives on May 21, 2021.

The news of The Batman's release follows comments made by director Matt Reeves earlier this week, in which he described the film as "a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale." The movie has been in development for several years now, and it was originally set to be directed by and star Ben Affleck. While Affleck has not been officially replaced as Batman, it is thought that the role will be recast for the new movie.

Fortnite Week 9 Challenge Guide: Dance On Sundial, Pop Golden Balloons, And More (Season 7)

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Fortnite Week 9 Challenge Guide: Dance On Sundial, Pop Golden Balloons, And More (Season 7)

The Fortnite island has been full of players frolicking in the snow over the last few days--and by frolicking we mean desperately trying to not get killed by other players and the hordes of ice monsters. Still, it's good times. We're now in Fortnite Season 7, Week 9, and the fun is set to continue with a new batch of weekly challenges. As always, get these done and earn the Battle Stars to upgrade your Battle Pass. As you level the pass up, new cosmetics will be unlocked for you--easy as ice pie.

In the free category, the week's challenges involve using the Sneaky Snowman item in three different matches, eliminating three enemies at Junk Junction or Retail Row, and completing a multi-stage challenge that begins with landing at Retail Row.

However, if you want to maximize your Battle Star earnings, you'll need to have a premium, paid for with V-Bucks Battle Pass. For those that have one of those, the extra set of challenges will require you to pop 10 golden balloons, get three kills with a shotgun, and complete two timed trials in an X-4 Stormwing Plane. Additionally, there's a another multi-stage challenge that involves dancing on three specific items on the island.

Fortnite Week 9 Challenges Guide: Dance On Sundial, Pop Golden Balloons, And More (Season 7)

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Fortnite Week 9 Challenges Guide: Dance On Sundial, Pop Golden Balloons, And More (Season 7)

The Fortnite island has been full of players frolicking in the snow over the last few days--and by frolicking we mean desperately trying to not get killed by other players and the hordes of ice monsters. Still, it's good times. We're now in Fortnite Season 7, Week 9, and the fun is set to continue with a new batch of weekly challenges. As always, get these done and earn Battle Stars to upgrade your Battle Pass. As you level the pass up, new cosmetics will be unlocked for you--easy as ice pie.

In the free category, this week's challenges involve using the Sneaky Snowman item in three different matches, eliminating three enemies at Junk Junction or Retail Row, and completing a multi-stage challenge that begins with landing at Retail Row.

However, if you want to maximize your Battle Star earnings, you'll need to have a premium Battle Pass, which you can get by paying V-Bucks. For those who have one of those, the extra set of challenges will require you to pop 10 golden balloons, get three kills with a shotgun, and complete two timed trials in an X-4 Stormwing Plane. Additionally, there's another multi-stage challenge that involves dancing on a sundial and other specific items on the island.

Fortnite Challenge Guide (Week 9): Dance On Sundial, Pop Golden Balloons, And More (Season 7)

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Fortnite Challenge Guide (Week 9): Dance On Sundial, Pop Golden Balloons, And More (Season 7)

The Fortnite island has been full of players frolicking in the snow over the last few days--and by frolicking we mean desperately trying to not get killed by other players and the hordes of ice monsters. Still, it's good times. We're now in Fortnite Season 7, Week 9, and the fun is set to continue with a new batch of weekly challenges. As always, get these done and earn Battle Stars to upgrade your Battle Pass. As you level the pass up, new cosmetics will be unlocked for you--easy as ice pie. Alongside all of this, there are also new Showtime Poster challenges.

In the free category, this week's challenges involve using the Sneaky Snowman item in three different matches, eliminating three enemies at Junk Junction or Retail Row, and completing a multi-stage challenge that begins with landing at Retail Row.

However, if you want to maximize your Battle Star earnings, you'll need to have a premium Battle Pass, which you can get by paying V-Bucks. For those who have one of those, the extra set of challenges will require you to pop 10 golden balloons, get three kills with a shotgun, and complete two timed trials in an X-4 Stormwing Plane. Additionally, there's another multi-stage challenge that involves dancing on a sundial, followed by several other objects.

Mario Kart Tour Delayed, Nintendo Confirms

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Mario Kart Tour Delayed, Nintendo Confirms

Mario Kart Tour, the smartphone debut of Nintendo's hit racing series, has been delayed. In an earnings report, the publisher confirmed the mobile game would not hit its intended release window of the financial year 2018/19, which ends in March.

Instead, the company now says Mario Kart Tour will launch in the summer of 2019. Explaining the delay, Nintendo said it wanted to "improve [the] quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch," and hence needed more development time.

Mario Kart Tour was announced last year, though few details are known at present. All that's been revealed is the logo you can see above.

Nintendo's Top 10 Best-Selling Switch Games Revealed

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Nintendo has revealed its 10 best-selling Switch exclusives, and there are some eye-watering sales figures involved. As part of its latest earnings report, the company confirmed its best-selling Switch game is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has been bought by just over 15 million people around the world as of December 31.

Below that, Super Mario Odyssey sold an impressive 13.76 million copies, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already in third place with 12m copies shifted, despite having been available for less than a month at the time these data were recorded. It should be noted Nintendo only disclosed the figures for games it published, meaning big third-party games such as Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and FIFA 19 are excluded from this list.

Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lies at No.5 in the list, while Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu / Eevee combined are already at No.6, despite launching only a couple of months ago.