Here’s The Legend of Zelda remade in Fortnite Creative

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Here’s The Legend of Zelda remade in Fortnite Creative

Fortnite Creative launched at the end of 2018, giving players yet another platform to recreate beloved classics of yesteryear. Hand it to YouTuber Mustard, though, there’s nothing half-hearted about this richly detailed representation of The Legend of Zelda’s complete overworld and nine dungeons.

The dungeons themselves are elaborate puzzles (one is more of a death run) that players must solve to collect a chunk of Triforce, reunite all nine pieces, and open the final level. Give that video a watch-through; it may be 20 minutes long, but some of the jumping puzzles Mustard has built up are actually quite detailed and challenging.

Blizzard warns WoW Classic realm is staring at a login queue of 10,000

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Blizzard warns WoW Classic realm is staring at a login queue of 10,000

Blizzard is warning World of Warcraft Classic players that, if enrollment holds as it is, one of its realms would face “login queues in excess of 10,000 players ... and possibly much higher than that.”

WoW Classic doesn’t launch until Aug. 27, a week from Tuesday, but last week Blizzard started opening up the game for character name reservations. Based on the activity they’ve seen, “the Herod realm is looking to be massively overpopulated,” community manager Kaivax wrote.

Apex Legends forum furious as devs call players ‘ass-hats’ and ‘freeloaders’

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Apex Legends forum furious as devs call players ‘ass-hats’ and ‘freeloaders’

Developers of Apex Legends tried on Reddit to apologize for and explain a snafu involving cosmetic items in the game’s current Iron Crown event. It did not go well. At all.

The thread devolved into an eye-popping series of insults and grievances — from Respawn Entertainment developers — that magnified players’ bad will toward the studio and the game. The result is an outraged Apex Legends subreddit this morning reposting screenshots of the most inflammatory comments and boiling with resentment at those who wrote them.

Why are we asking where the hell is NBA Live again?

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Why are we asking where the hell is NBA Live again?

A month ago, EA Sports did something for NBA Live 19 that now seems ominous. It updated the game’s rosters to reflect all of the free agent moves that had gone through in the preceding three weeks. So, Kawhi Leonard is already on the Clippers, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are on the Nets, Kemba Walker is with the Celtics. NBA 2K19 didn’t do this.

But this hardly seems like a bold move, or Live smartly picking up while its larger rival has been napping. Post-season roster updates like this are rare, and the reason is obvious: They cannibalize a big reason folks would buy the newer game on the way later in the year. Unless that game isn’t on the way, which, sadly, is again a question facing the NBA Live series.

Looks like Superhot is coming to Switch

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Looks like Superhot is coming to Switch

It appears as though Superhot is getting a stealth launch on Nintendo Switch, perhaps in two days.

A dataminer noticed an update for the game — it hasn’t been announced yet — was uploaded on Friday, and an industry analyst hinted that it will be announced during Monday morning’s Nintendo Direct.

NBA 2K League opens development camp to boost women’s numbers

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NBA 2K League opens development camp to boost women’s numbers

The NBA League will hold a development camp specifically for women next week, specifically to increase the number of women players in an esports series chided for the lack of them.

The four-day camp begins on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the NBA 2K League Studio in Queens. It brings 15 of the top women competing in NBA 2K to play against and learn from players and coaches in the current NBA 2K League season.

Fallout 76’s Vault 94 opens next week. Here’s what’s in it.

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Fallout 76’s Vault 94 opens next week. Here’s what’s in it.

Vault 94 is opening up in Fallout 76 on Tuesday, Aug. 20 (on Windows PC), and a preview from Bethesda Game Studios this week describes the game’s first Vault Raid. It’s an instanced event, meaning the only other human players you’ll find in there are the ones on your team.

For that, “we recommend assembling a full team of level 50+ characters to take on the timed and instanced missions you’ll encounter,” Bethesda wrote. What you find in there is all yours, the raid, the encounters and, of course, the loot. Bethesda says it is putting to use its “new Instancing technology” for the first time.

Respawn reverses course after Apex Legends loot box controversy

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Respawn reverses course after Apex Legends loot box controversy

Earlier this week, Respawn launched the Iron Crown event in Apex Legends. The event introduced a handful of new skins to the game, but all of these cosmetics were locked behind a punishing and expensive loot box mechanic. The reaction from the Apex Legends community was nearly instantaneous, as fans voiced their concerns, feeling that the developer had gone too far with its monetization for the new event.

On Friday afternoon, Respawn’s Drew McCoy published a post on the official Apex Legends site, detailing changes that would be made to the availability of the Iron Crown cosmetics. The gist is that the cosmetics will no longer require loot boxes (though they remain an option if players choose). Instead, individual items can be purchased for 1,800 Apex Coins (about $18 in real-world money).

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will see reduced player numbers, damage buff changes

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will see reduced player numbers, damage buff changes

After two full years of Destiny 2, some player powers have gotten a bit out of hand. Every expansion or season that goes by, it gets easier and easier to hit 999,999 damage on a once difficult enemy.

Bungie is changing how damage buffs work in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, as well as the numbers players deal. Supers and Heavy ammo will also be a bit less frequent. Destiny franchise director Luke Smith explained how these new systems will work in his recent Bungie blog post.