The Cartridge Family 026 - Night In The Woods, Are Current-Gen Consoles Old, Impromptu Magoo-Mini

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The Cartridge Family 026 - Night In The Woods, Are Current-Gen Consoles Old, Impromptu Magoo-Mini

Edit: This didn’t make the cut for the show, but … Breakfast cereals are certainly no stranger to advertising schemes targeted at children. So, when Nintendo announced Super Mario Cereal last year, we were all naturally very excited to stock our pantry, but not necessarily surprised at the concept (especially because they’d done this before). When Nintendo starts making craft tape designed to be used on your ripping, aging Labo, we were a little more surprised but, admittedly, equally excited. Next, I suppose we’ll all be preordering Nintendo Table Saw, for when Labo 2 comes out and we’re all just literally building sheds in our backyard.

On today’s show, the fam spends a little time talking about some notable gaming headlines from the week. We follow that up by asking the group if we think that current generation consoles (Xbox One, PS4) are starting to feel old. It seems we’re (perhaps quite) a ways away from the next round of consoles, regardless; but what do you think? Afterward, we decide we’re not ready to part ways and play a single round of 19Q Magoo (questions listed here) before diving into the requisite beatdown. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show.

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UC Berkeley Wins Second Straight Collegiate Overwatch National Championship

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UC Berkeley Wins Second Straight Collegiate Overwatch National Championship

The collegiate Overwatch season has concluded and UC Berkeley once again stands on top of the college Overwatch world. The Golden Bears of Cal win their second consecutive national championship, defeating the previously-undefeated UC Irvine in a 3-0 sweep at the first Overwatch Fiesta Bowl.

The Grand Finals opened up on Oasis, where Cal was able to overwhelm UCI through all of their team fights behind strong play from senior Gandira "Syeikh" Prahandika's Junkrat. UCI was never able to get into a groove, with sophomore Chansoo "Lootre" Park's Pharah and senior Aaron "Lionpoke" Boyer's D.Va mostly falling flat. The second game in Numbani proved even easier for the Golden Bears, as they were able to stifle the Anteaters on defense behind team captain Daniel "Alined" Lee and his Torbjorn to take the map in just under 10 minutes.

The third map shifted to Temple of Anubis, where Cal's defense went into full lockdown. While UCI was able to capture the first two points, Cal's defense left them with precious little time on the second Attack run. Berkeley proceeded to charge forward behind a furious push from Alined's Tracer to clinch the tournament and the championship.

Rainbow Six Siege: Hands-on with Operation Chimera's Lion & Finka

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Rainbow Six Siege: Hands-on with Operation Chimera's Lion & Finka

Over the course of the week, Ubisoft has been revealing more and more details about Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Chimera. Specifically, they've increasingly revealed more details about the next two Operators set to hit the game. Earlier this week, Ubisoft unveiled two new Attack Operators: Lion and Finka.

Additional details about Lion and Finka were revealed on Friday during the start of the Rainbow Six Pro League's Six Invitational event. On Saturday, Six Invitational viewers got a chance to take a look at the two new characters in action. Recently, Shacknews had the opportunity to try them both out, as well, and came away with a positive outlook on the next two tacticians to hit Siege.

Lion is the codename of Olivier Flament, Rainbow Six Siege's new French operator. He was a troublemaker, who found himself kicked out of his parents' home after years as a rebellious youth and a series of bad decisions. Alone and homeless, Lion joined the French Army and became one of the 2nd Dragoon Regiment's most reliable heroes, ultimately becoming a biohazard expert for Team Rainbow.

Sea of Thieves - Kiwibeard Error

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Sea of Thieves - Kiwibeard Error

The Sea of Thieves Scale Test is currenly underway on Xbox One and PC, allowing pirates everywhere an opportunity to live out their own pirate lives. Sadly, many players are encountering a few errors that are preventing them from getting online and setting sail, one of which is the particularly incredibly frustrating Kiwibeard error.

Sea of Thieves Kiwibeard Error can be caused by any of the following problems:

Aye, lads. Persistence is the key to getting past the Kiwibeard error in Sea of Thieves. During the Scale Test, players were expected to run into problems with connecting to the game. Like the Bronzebeard error, the best solution is to keep trying to connect to the game. If the servers are down, keep an eye out of the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account for updates about the downtime.

Shackcast Episode 020: Volatile Markets? Let's Blame Greg!

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Shackcast Episode 020: Volatile Markets? Let's Blame Greg!

Welcome to the new Shackcast, the official Shacknews podcast of Shacknews. On the twentieth episode of the Shackcast, the gang talks about Celeste, Dragon Ball FighterZ, the volatile moves in the stock market, Facebook, and a whole lot more with your host Asif Khan, co-host David Craddock and special guest Greg Burke. Tune in to hear us jibber jabber about games, influencers, and our mutual admiration for the latest pixel-art platformer Celeste. Things get heated when Greg checks his Facebook feed during the recording of the episode and Asif tears his millenial ass a new one.

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Splatoon 2 Money vs Love Splatfest: Start and End Time

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Splatoon 2 Money vs Love Splatfest: Start and End Time

Splatoon 2 players in the United States are in for a treat this weekend. The latest Splatfest in 2018 will pit Team Money versus Team Love. 

The #Splatoon2 #Splatfest is back, and this time it’s #TeamMoney versus #TeamLove! Pick a side and get ready to splat when the event kicks off 2/16 at 9:00pm PT! pic.twitter.com/gTkaystYSD

Players take sides in a special Turf War battle event. You can find out about the latest Splatfest events in Inkopolis Plaza. Make sure to pledge allegiance to your favorite side in the days before the battle. Each side will aggregate the stats of all players during the Splatfest. 

Modojo Rewind: Mobile Madness

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Modojo Rewind: Mobile Madness

In an unusual turn of events, this week's Modojo Rewind is packed with a higher-than-typical amount of mobile-oriented news. It's not that Nintendo didn't have any news on offer, of course; in addition to the stories featured below, we still learned about loads of new Nintendo Switch titles planned to release later this month and year. It's just that the news cycle, much like with jazz music, is prone to change direction at any given time. Unlike jazz, however, the Modojo Rewind is here to lay out all these fresh details in a way that won't disorient and frustrate the receiver.

Post up by your ride and prepare for a hearty scoop of news as we crank the mids on this week's Modojo Rewind.

Aside from reveals of new titles landing on the Nintendo Switch, this week has revealed some curious new information that should please Big N's biggest fans. In particular, Image & Form is bringing the SteamWorld series back home to portable Nintendo hardware, with the developer revealing that SteamWorld Dig 2 will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS next week.

Top 10 Video Game Controllers

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Top 10 Video Game Controllers

Button placement, weight, form factor, and countless other things go into what makes a game controller truly great. We polled the entire Shacknews staff and we can't wait to see the reaction from our viewers and community. Please take a look at our Top 10 video game controllers.

For more videos, including gameplay and interviews, visit the Shacknews and GamerHub.tv YouTube channels.

What were your favorite video game controllers? Let us know in the comments section!

How To Steal From The Executioner In Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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How To Steal From The Executioner In Kingdom Come: Deliverance

A series of unfortunate events result in you being indebted to the uncle of a young lady from your home village in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. You can pay him back once you earn some coin, but that's the long game and the uncle has another option that involves a special ring. Your first task is to dig up a dead body to get the ring of a man recently executed. It's not there, unfortunately, and you're given a new task to get the ring from the town's executioner. Here are a handful of ways you can accomplish this task.

If you want to steal the ring during the day, you can either knock out the executioner by sneaking up on him and pressing the right input or you can try to break into his home to lockpick the chest while he's out. If you knock him out, you'll be able to get a key to the trunk from him and not have to worry about lockpicking.

AT&T Offering Buy One, Get One Free Deal for iPhone X

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AT&T Offering Buy One, Get One Free Deal for iPhone X

One of the easiest ways of staying on top of the latest releases in mobile gaming is to keep on top of the industry's hottest mobile hardware. Toward that front, there's really no better choice than the iPhone X, Apple's latest handset and the most revolutionary smartphone to release from the company in years. There's a problem, though: at a cost equal to or in excess of $1,000, the iPhone X's lofty price tag has consumers holding out for a time when they can scoop up the new hardware without breaking the bank. Fortunately for them, AT&T is now offering the nation's first opportunity to buy one iPhone X and get the second for free.

The new BOGO promotion is open to both new as well as existing customers who are able to pick up the phones through the AT&T Next installment plan, which splits payments over either 24-month or 30-month periods. Like previous BOGO deals offered up for iPhone 8 model, the current promotion is a great way for families to add another device and a new line without having to worry about shopping different carriers or changing their existing plans.