THE WITCHER 3 Gets A Mod Changing Ciri’s Appearance

A new mod for CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3 surfaced online, which may have been inspired by the recent controversy surrounding the casting of the character of Ciri for Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series. The mod gives the player the ability to alter Ciri’s appearance, most specifically, the color of her skin.

Last week, the showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation, Lauren Hissrich, was bombarded with a tremendous backlash from fans after rumors started spreading that the streaming giant is looking to cast a woman of color for the role of Ciri. Long-time fans of the novel and video-game franchises voiced their concerns over the apparent casting direction, accusing Netflix of not sticking with the source material.

The backlash then prompted Hissrich to take a brief hiatus from social media saying that, “The love here is amazing, and the hate is enlightening, like a real-life Trial of the Grasses, except I HAVE to read less and write more—or we won’t have a damn finale.”

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Henry Cavill would be playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, in the upcoming series that will contain eight episodes for the first season, filmed in Eastern Europe, and will probably release sometime in 2020.

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FORTNITE Is Reportedly Causing More Couples To Divorce

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As Epic Games’ crown jewel Fortnite continuous to soar gaming charts worldwide, a new report cited the game as one of the factors leading to the dissolution of the marriages of several couples throughout 2018.

The U.K divorce site, DivorceOnline, claimed that more than 200 couples have filed for divorce this year, saying that Fortnite and addiction to several other video games by their significant other is a vital factor for the divorce.

A representative from DivorceOnline stated that “these numbers equate to roughly 5 percent of the 4,665 petitions we have handled since the beginning of the year and as one of the largest filers of divorce petitions in the U.K is a pretty good indicator.”

A few months ago, The World Health Organization revealed that Gaming Disorder, or the addiction to playing video games that results to the disruption of ordinary lives and relationships, is affecting a number of people across the globe. The WHO revealed that a diagnosis for Gaming Disorder would mean that the player is consistently addicted to playing games over the course of several months.

Moreover, there is also the issue of microtransactions as money being spent on games such as Fortnite is also part of the problem. Research firm SuperData revealed that players have spent a whopping $8.2 billion on digital games in July 2018, with Fortnite taking one of the top spots on the list.

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Nintendo Confirms That Free-To-Play Games Are Still Playable Without Switch Online Subscription

In a couple of days, Nintendo’s Switch Online Service will be released together with the latest system update for the console. Now, Nintendo confirms that free-to-play games on the Switch will still be playable even without a subscription.

In Nintendos FAQ page for Switch online, it was mentioned that although numerous first and third party games will require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to access online features, games such as Fortnite will be exempted from this rule.

“Beginning September 18, 2018, a Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to participate in co-op and competitive online features for many first-and third-party Nintendo Switch games, including Platoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”

“Some games, such as Fortnite, can be played without a Nintendo Switch membership.”

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THE SLATER Puts You In The Shoes Of A Hitman

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While there is the popular series Hitman out there and continuing with the next title coming soon, it seems that another development team is taking the experience to another level. The well known, popular series plays out in third person view, but have you ever wanted to actually be in the shoes of Agent 47?

The Slater by Laina Interactive does just that as their stealth action title puts you behind the eyes of the hitman you will be playing as! That’s right, this action packed thriller is going to have you actually handling your victims and getting the job you are there to do accomplished. This will add some difficulty to the game, but is sure to completely change the way you will handle the various situations you are bound to face.

The trailer alone shows how the feel and style is different from what we have become used to. Stashing bodies, up close kills, blending in with the crowd; it is almost surreal to see in first person. How do you feel about taking lives and filling the role of an actual hitman? Is this the kind of game you have been waiting for?

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ANIMAL CROSSING Is Finally Heading To The Switch

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After a year of waiting ever since the release of the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing fans can now rejoice as Nintendo confirmed that a new installment on the franchise is heading to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

The announcement was made yesterday during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation that revealed a plethora of upcoming titles for both the Switch and 3DS. The presentation also revealed, or rather reiterated, a few essential features of Nintendo Switch Online, which is slated to release next week, September 18, 2018. Check out everything you need to know about the yesterday’s Nintendo Direct here.

The reveal of Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch began with a fun introduction video from none other than Isabelle herself. It was then revealed that Isabelle herself will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a fighter, with Tom Nook giving full support of Isabelle’s new calling.

As for the game itself, the Direct presentation did not reveal anything, besides that, it is now a game in development, and will release to the Switch sometime in 2019.

Are you excited for Animal Crossing on the Nintendo Switch? Share your best memory of the game in the comments below.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Nintendo Direct

Yesterday, Nintendo broadcasted the latest Direct presentation that focuses on upcoming titles for the Switch and 3DS platforms. The live stream of the presentation delved into the overview of the forthcoming Nintendo Switch online and a multitude of game announcements that includes big games that fans have been waiting for.

Nintendo Switch Announcements:

First on the list is the announcement of an Animal Crossing game for the Nintendo Switch, which is slated to release in 2019. Ever since the launch of the console last year, fans have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of a proper Animal Crossing game to the Switch.

Moreover, the Direct presentation also showcased new gameplay footage for Luigi’s Mansion 3 that will retain the features of its predecessors such as weird camera angles and the vacuuming of ghosts. Luigi’s Mansion is also set to release to the Nintendo Switch next year. A few Wii U games are also being ported to the Switch that includes Super Mario Bros. U in January and Yoshi’s Crafted World in Spring 2019.

Several third-party titles such as the upcoming ports of classic Final Fantasy Games such as VII, IX, X, X-2 HD Remaster, and XII are all scheduled to arrive next year. Moreover, the Direct presentation revealed other third-party titles such as EA Sports FIFA 19, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Diablo III: Eternal Collection, Mega Man 11, Katamari Damacu REROLL, to name a few.

Nintendo 3DS Announcements:

As for the 3DS titles, the latest Nintendo Direct showcased the arrival of the original Luigi’s Mansion on October 12, Kirby’s Epic Yarn on 2019, and Mario & Luigi’s Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey on January.

Nintendo Switch Online Announcement:

Lastly, the presentation gave a short overview of the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service, which is slated to release next week. On September 18, Switch players will be able to avail the 7-day free trial of the service, which will release alongside the latest Switch System update that will permanently link a Nintendo Account to the console. The subscription will cost $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, and $19.99 for 12 months.

What do you think of all the announcements made at Nintendo Direct?

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Comedy Adventure Game DARKSIDE DETECTIVE Gets A Season 2

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The award winning point-and-click comedy adventure following Detective McQueen and his partner, Officer Dooley, is finally going to continue! Not only has the original Darkside Detective game received updates for new adventures, without being included as DLC, but fans of the game can now officially look forward to it becoming a series as Spooky Doorway announces Darkside Detective Season 2.

They did put the game up on Kickstarter to initiate the funding to get this project completed, but within the first 24 hours they have reached 30% of their goal! That’s 5% more than what they had when they decided to make the banner (used above). This game is pretty much guaranteed to happen and even those who are yet to be fans can see why from their announcement trailer.

The new areas shown are sure to be full of spooky and comical moments. A circus, a castle, and plenty that we have yet to see. I have to say though, that giant demon hovering over the city at the end, and in the screenshot, is quite intimidating though. There was quite the finale at the end of the first game, so it looks like Spooky Doorway is looking to out-do themselves in the next season.

Are you excited for the next season of this comedy point-and-click adventure?

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Nintendo Switch Online Is Launching Next Week

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Nintendo recently announced that the online service for the Nintendo Switch is coming alongside a system update, which is scheduled to arrive on September 18th. Update 6.0.0, will also tie a Nintendo Account to the console permanently.

The Switch Online service will also be available together with the update. Nintendo will be offering a 7-day free trial of the subscription before players would have to pay a monthly fee to avail of the service. More details on the upcoming subscription service will be revealed at the rescheduled 35-minute Nintendo Direct that will also showcase forthcoming Switch and 3DS titles.

Nintendo’s subscription service will include three options to purchase such as a monthly plan that would cost $3.99, a 3-month subscription for $7.99, and a 12-month subscription for $19.99. The online subscription would also feature cloud saves on select games, and will include access to 20 classic NES games such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros.

Initially, the Nintendo Direct presentation was scheduled to broadcast last week but has been delayed due to the earthquake that struck Hokkaido, Japan.

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SPIDER-MAN Is Getting A New Game Plus Mode Soon

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A few days ago, Insomniac Games released the highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive, Spider-Man. The game was met with mostly positive reception and is selling exceptionally well. Now, the developer announced on Twitter that the team is currently working on a new mode to include in the game soon.

The new Game Plus Mode will let players replay the game with all of Spider-Man’s abilities and skills that have been unlocked in the first playthrough. It is also expected that the new mode would increase the health and damage inflicted by enemies to balance it out, but Insomniac is yet to confirm this detail. Currently, there is still no specific release date for the new Game Plus Mode, but it is likely that it will be added in the game before the year ends.

A few days ago, Spider-Man on the PS4 made headlines when an easter egg, in the form of a fan requested marriage proposal, ended on a sad note as the player who asked for the easter egg announced that his fiancé left him a few weeks before the release of the game.

Spider-Man is now available exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

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HOLLOW KNIGHT Is Coming To The PS4 And Xbox One Soon

Hollow Knight on the Nintendo Switch was a massive success for developer Team Cherry, as the game sold 1 million units, two weeks after its release. Now, the game will be expanding its coverage and will release to the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 25.

Hollow Knight was initially released on the PC back in February 2017 before its launch to the Switch last June. The game started as a Kickstarter project back in 2014 and most recently released the final DLC for the game called, Hollow Knight: Godmaster.

Hollow Knight is now available on the PC and Nintendo Switch and will release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25.

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