Fortnite season 6 takes the game back in time and brings back the pump shotgun

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Fortnite season 6 takes the game back in time and brings back the pump shotgun

Fortnite’s newest season is here and, after helping Agent Jones disrupt the Zero Point, some parts of the Fortnite island have gone back in time. The trip back in time brings plenty of changes to the game, including new upgradable weapons, animals on the island, and new areas on the map. Season 6 also brings the pump shotgun back to the game, which should make most Fortnite fans happy.

After the Zero Point exploded in this season’s opening mission, a giant spire formed in the middle of the Fortnite island. Spreading out from the spire is a new biome called Primal. This area of the island, at least for now, has been transported back in time. The biome now has ancient buildings, prehistoric animals, and strange new “Makeshift” weapons, which are like ancient version of the Fortnite guns we’re all familiar with.

Xbox Game Pass adds Yakuza 6, Octopath Traveler, and more in March

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Xbox Game Pass adds Yakuza 6, Octopath Traveler, and more in March

Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get access to a long list of new games in March and April, including Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Octopath Traveler, Outriders (on launch day), and the newly released Undertale. Microsoft’s upcoming Game Pass releases span Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and cloud gaming on Android, all of which can be accessed through an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

March will also see the release of Motive Studios’ Star Wars: Squadrons on Xbox consoles, which is available through EA Play. Here’s the full list of new Game Pass additions coming in the following weeks:

Dungeons & Dragons brawler Dark Alliance won’t include local co-op at launch

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Dungeons & Dragons brawler Dark Alliance won’t include local co-op at launch

Fans of author R. A. Salvatore’s Drizzt Do’Urden and the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance games let out a collective gasp in 2019 when Wizards of the Coast announced Dark Alliance, a reboot of the action role-playing series. While developer Tuque Games tells Polygon that the new Dark Alliance has been built from the ground up for online multiplayer, local co-op won’t be an option when the game launches.

The original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance was an instant hit, thanks to its enjoyable real-time implementation of Dungeons & Dragons’ then-new 3rd edition rules. The 2001 game and its 2004 sequel were beloved for their hack-and-slash action, impressive visuals, and two-player local co-op. But the classic Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance titles were top-down 3D games; the new Dark Alliance is in third-person.

Animal Crossing finally gets more design slots, plus more customizable items

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Animal Crossing finally gets more design slots, plus more customizable items

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a big update to celebrate its first year, and within this March 18 patch is a bombshell for hardcore devotees: we’re finally getting more design slots. Folks have been begging for this since release! You can customize more things now, too.

You will get 50 more slots for both normal and pro custom designs, an upgrade which will cost 2,000 Nook Points at the kiosk in Resident Services. To go along with that, you can now customize umbrellas, small flags, uchiwa, and photo stands. I’m certain fans will make great use of it, but it also means that folks may soon find that 50 is not enough! A decent path or elaborate island theme always has a way of eating up those design slots, and now there are even more things to design. Still, more slots are better than fewer, right?

Farts are coming to Animal Crossing

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Farts are coming to Animal Crossing

Nintendo will release a new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on March 18 that adds a ton of new features, including new Sanrio-themed items, an upgraded Custom Design app for your Nook Phone, and, most importantly, the option to prank your friends and villagers with whoopee cushions. Yes, farts are coming to Animal Crossing.

Whoopee cushions arrive in time for April Fool’s Day — April 1, of course — and will be available in a variety of colors, Nintendo said on the Animal Crossing website. Players will be able to purchase them from the Nook Shopping service between March 26 and April 1. They will, no doubt, be the most important component of New Horizon’s sitting-down feature.

Oh good, Bunny Day (and Zipper) returns to Animal Crossing in April

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Oh good, Bunny Day (and Zipper) returns to Animal Crossing in April

Let’s be honest here. Does anyone actually like Zipper T. Bunny? Last year, for Animal Crossing: New HorizonsBunny Day event, players spent the majority of the time bullying the creature. Forget Animal Crossing, Zipper may as well have been pulled from horror games Five Nights at Freddy’s or Silent Hill 3.

Regardless, Zipper is back for Bunny Day again in 2021, though Nintendo didn’t make much of a mention of him in its Tuesday morning announcement. Instead, the Animal Crossing team highlighted the return of eggs and DIY-crafted items specifically for the event, as well as some new Bunny Day exclusive items available to purchase at Nook’s Cranny. But if you look into the background of Nintendo’s New Horizons press images, you can, indeed, see Zipper lurking in the shadows, as always.

Fortnite’s new season brings Lara Croft and Neymar Jr. to the game

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Fortnite’s new season brings Lara Croft and Neymar Jr. to the game

Fortnite’s latest season has arrived and that means a new battle pass with tons of different skins. Epic Games is once again expanding Fortnite’s horizons in season 6, welcoming video game characters like Lara Croft, as well as Raven from Teen Titans and real-life sports legends like Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar Jr.

Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr. is Fortnite’s first ever sports legend to appear as a skin, but it’s certainly not the game’s first brush with professional sports. Fortnite has had NFL jerseys in the game for several years now, and just last year Epic partnered with over 20 international soccer clubs to add their kits to the game’s long list of outfits.

2K buys golf studio, signs Tiger Woods to long-term licensing deal

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2K buys golf studio, signs Tiger Woods to long-term licensing deal

2K will acquire HB Studios, the developer of two golf games for the publisher, and the creator of The Golf Club franchise before that, and golf superstar Tiger Woods will return to console video games as a licensing partner and executive director of the series, the publisher announced Tuesday morning.

The deal makes Nova Scotia-based HB the seventh wholly-owned studio under the 16-year-old 2K publishing label. It also means the first video games appearance for Woods, 45, since 2013, when he and Electronic Arts parted ways after his 15-year run on the cover of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series for EA Sports.

Why the Super Mario ‘cum pipe’ was all over Twitter

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Why the Super Mario ‘cum pipe’ was all over Twitter

If you logged onto Twitter this Monday, you may have found yourself bewildered to see the words “the cum pipe” trending on the social media site’s side bar. Don’t know what that arrangement of words means? Good news: I figured it out and can explain it to you.

It all started this morning, when a meme page called Everything Out of Context tweeted out a joke meme with Peach, Luigi, and Mario standing by three warp pipes, each sporting a different color scheme: gold, white, and rainbow. The text says on that image reads, “The time has come for you to choose the gay pipe, the piss pipe, or the cum pipe.” Most reposts of the Super Mario 3D World meme only have a static image of it, but the original features a video where a Luigi-like voice asks you those fateful words.

EA Sports confirms probe into FIFA Ultimate Team ultra-rare item sales

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EA Sports confirms probe into FIFA Ultimate Team ultra-rare item sales

Electronic Arts over the weekend acknowledged it is investigating a scandal in its billion-dollar FIFA Ultimate Team franchise, and that it may involve EA employees. “We’re angry, too,” the company said, offering an explanation of how and why it grants rare items, and promising harsh action against those who have abused that process.

Effective immediately, EA’s FIFA developers “have suspended all discretionary content granting for an indefinite period.” This follows unconfirmed social media reports, picked up by Eurogamer last week, that a company employee was selling FUT’s “Icon” and “Prime Icon Moments” — extremely rare, extraordinarily valuable in-game items — for as much as $2,500.