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Fortnite Teases The Return Of A Fan-Favorite Character

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 05:21

Fortnite is once again playing coy by teasing a fan-favorite character. It appears that Midas will be returning to the island again in the near future. [Update: As expected, Fortnite's Midas has returned with a new skin and some associated quests with various rewards. The Floor is Lava mode has also returned alongside some other additions.]

The tease was posted on the official Fortnite X/Twitter account. The tweet reads, "Midas returns," alongside a picture of him walking ominously towards a door, with two dead bodies around him. It's unclear how impactful his return will be, but based on the photo, it's clear that it'll be related to the events taking place this season.

Midas returns.

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 17, 2024

But thanks to Shiina, a well-known Fortnite content creator, we have more information on what players can expect with Midas going forward. Tomorrow's update will also include the in-game files for a range of items and events in the game, most or all of which will surely be datamined by the community, as always. According to Shiina, this includes things like a Floor is Lava mode, the return of the Drum Gun to the loot pool, the skin and other items in the next Crew Pack, and more.

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth - Piano Sheet Music Locations

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 04:56

This new rhythm mini-game in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth comes with a few hidden collectibles. If you want to play some of your favorite themes from the soundtrack, you'll need to find them first. Here's where to find all piano sheet music in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Piano sheet music locations

This side quest begins when you meet a musician named Dorian in the Junon region. He wants to hear you perform various pieces at a high level, and he'll provide worthwhile materia rewards for your A-Rank performances. Dorian can always be found next to a piano, wherever they appear, and each piano holds a new piece of sheet music. Sit down at each new piano you find to obtain new pieces to perform. Here are all eight piano sheet music pieces and how to get them:

Piece NameHow to GetA-Rank PrizeOn Our WaySit at the piano inside the tavern at Crow's Nest on the east side of the Grasslands region.HP Up MateriaTifa's ThemeSit at the piano inside the City Center in Costa del Sol. You'll play the piano here as part of the quest to find swimsuit outfits for Tifa and Aerith.MP Up MateriaBarret's ThemeSit at the piano in North Corel inside the building just west of Chadley.Warding MateriaCinco de ChocoboSit at the piano in the middle of Gongaga Village, next to the Queen's Blood player.Steadfast Block MateriaTwo Legs? Nothin' To ItSit at the piano on the east side of the Water Grotto in Cosmo Canyon, next to the village inn.Disempowerment MateriaAerith's ThemeSit at the piano in Tifa's room in Nibelheim at the end of the My White-Haired Angel side quest in Chapter 11.Binding MateriaLet the Battles Begin!Achieve an A-Rank or higher on the first six sheet music pieces, then speak to Dorian. You'll also receive 4-Star Healing Materia and the option to play piano as Aerith or Yuffie.NoneOne-Winged AngelObtain all collectibles for Johnny's collectible display in Costa del Sol.NoneHow to get an A-Rank scoreThe sheet music menu can help you prepare.

This is a deceptively tricky mini-game, and these pieces of sheet music get more and more difficult to play as you progress. We have a few tips that ought to help those aiming for the A-Rank prizes:

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Amazon B1G1 50% Off Sale Includes Board Games And Books For The Whole Family

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 04:54

Spring is in the air, and Amazon is celebrating the warmer weather with a massive sale on kids board games, puzzles, and books. Swing by the retailer right now, and you'll find thousands of items included in its latest buy one, get one 50% off promotion--making it easy to fill your shelves with iconic games and books for cheap. Target is running a similar promotion, so check it out if Amazon isn't carrying a specific item on your wishlist.

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Cashing in on the offer is simple. Just add two eligible items to your cart, and the discount will automatically be applied to the cheaper product. You'll even find a few products that are already discounted (such as Sorry: Giant Edition), giving you a chance to save even more money.

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WWE and Peacock Drop Trailer For Bray Wyatt Documentary

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 04:49

The WWE Universe lost a true icon when Windham Rotunda, who performed under Bray Wyatt, passed away this past August at only 36 years old. He was a second-generation wrestler who eventually became a three-time world champion. WWE and Peacock are releasing a documentary about his evolution and early days as Husky Harris to the creation of the Bray character.

Bray Wyatt: Becoming Immortal is narrated by Mark Calaway, who performed for over 30 years in WWE as the Undertaker. The film features never-before-seen footage from the WWE archives, as well as interviews from John Cena, Becky Lynch, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, and Taylor Rotunda, Wyatt’s brother who wrestled in WWE as Bo Dallas.

His father, Mike Rotunda, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 40 weekend as part of The U.S. Express. His tag partner Barry Windham will also be inducted as a member of the Class of 2024. Windham will be a two-time inductee as he's already included in the 2012 class with the original Four Horsemen.

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Every Live-Action Spider-Man Movie Returning To Theaters, Beginning In April

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 03:04

Every live-action Spider-Man movie, spanning eight films in all, will be re-released in theaters beginning next month. The films will screen in "select" theaters starting April 15.

You can find a participating theater through the Spider-Man website, which lists off a variety of Regal and Alamo Drafthouse locations across the US.

Each film will return to theaters for one week, and the releases will be in chronological order based on the Spider-Man timeline. The movies will release each Monday. Sony did not say why it's doing this, but 2024 does mark the 20th anniversary of Spider-Man 2.

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PlayStation VR 2 Headset Production Paused - Report

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 02:19

Sony is reportedly pausing production on creating new PlayStation VR 2 headsets until it clears its existing inventory.

According to Bloomberg, sales of PSVR 2 headsets have gradually become slower since its launch back in February 2023. Sony has reportedly manufactured over 2 million headsets and won't produce any more until it sells the remaining backlog.

While virtual reality is exciting technology, its demand hasn't been the greatest. Back in December, First Contact Entertainment shut down after eight years due to the general lack of virtual reality support in the space. The studio was responsible for one of the most popular series on the PSVR platform, Firewall Zero Hour and Firewall Ultra.

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This Fallout-Themed Custom Xbox Series X Comes With Its Own Vault

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 01:45

To help promote the launch of the Fallout TV series on Prime Video, Microsoft and Amazon have created a custom Xbox Series X themed around the show that comes with its own vault.

The item is not for sale, but fans can win it through a social media sweepstakes. Fans can enter to win it by following the Xbox account and retweeting the message below on X (formerly known as Twitter). The sweepstakes is open to US residents only and you must be 18 or older to enter. The contest ends on April 14, 2024.

The grand prize, of which there is only one, includes a custom Xbox Series X console with artwork inspired by Fallout, an Xbox Design Lab controller featuring Fallout art, and a Fallout-themed vault from the company Fort Knox. Microsoft says the approximate retail value of the price is $5,014.98.

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Lies Of P Drops To Lowest Price Yet For PS5 And Xbox Series X

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 01:42

If you've already played all the Souls games, Elden Ring, and Bloodborne, but still have a hankering for some tough-as-nails action-RPG goodness, then we have the deal for you. Lies of P is currently on sale for its lowest price yet at Amazon and Best Buy. Not only is the game a great Souls-like, but also a very clever take on one of literature's most famous stories.

Lies of P

Normally $60, Lies of P is on sale right now for $45, which is the lowest price yet on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PS4. Best Buy has physical editions for all three console platforms up for grabs. At Amazon, however, only the PlayStation editions are discounted to $45. It's worth noting that Lies of P is available on Xbox Game Pass, though it's unlikely it'll permanent inclusion. PC players can snag a Steam key for $45 at GameSpot sister site Fanatical.

Set in an apocalyptic city called Krat that has been overrun by homicidal puppets, Lies of P stars Pinocchio as he battles his way through the wreckage and attempts to help those who have survived. Its story mixes in some other classic fairy tales in clever ways, and developer Neowiz Games made some clever tweaks the the established Souls-like formula. Most of the game's weapons can have their blades and hilts swapped out, offering nearly endless possibilities for combat. A prosthetic arm also allows you to battle enemies with rockets, electrified punches, and explosive counter-attacks.

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Save Big On Official Cyberpunk 2077 Board Game At Amazon

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 01:36

You've hung out with Johnny Silverhand, stopped Atom Smasher, and forged new alliances in Dogtown. What's a Cyberpunk 2077 fan left to do with after they've explored every inch of Night City in video games? Take fresh approach with a tabletop game set in that fantasy universe, that's what! Over at Amazon, the Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City board game just received a 20% discount. Normally $110, the tabletop game is down to $88.

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Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City - The Board Game

Designed for up to four players, Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City allows you to choose from one of several Night City gangs as you compete to become the king of the criminal underworld. Each gang has asymmetrical styles and customization options that create strategic depth and a rich range of experiences. You'll guide your chosen Nighty City denizens through one of four replayable sessions. Each scenario has branching paths and multiple endings, so you'll need to choose wisely when you're looking for the optimum outcome.

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Marvel Studios Blade Movie Loses One Of Its Stars

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 01:30

The rocky development of Blade has led to another shakeup for the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Actor Aaron Pierre isn't attached to the project anymore. Speaking with Variety over the weekend, Pierre explained that he's "no longer part of that." He previously appeared in Old and will voice Mufasa in The Lion King prequel that's set to premiere this December.

Pierre was one of a few names linked to Blade, which will star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the eponymous role. X and Pearl star Mia Goth reportedly joined the MCU movie almost a year ago. Shortly thereafter, True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto was brought on to help with the script. But the Hollywood strikes put Blade on hold--along with most movies last summer. However, Blade faced a lot of setbacks previously as well.

For instance, in 2022, Blade lost director Bassam Tariq just months before the film was set to go into production. That led to the vampire-centric movie getting shut down. Blade was originally announced in 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Avatar And Korra Collector's Box Set Is Only $34 At Amazon For A Limited Time

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 01:21

One of the best-animated epics of the 2000s, Nickelodeon's Avatar anime series, is now available at a steal of a price on Amazon. This collector's edition Blu-ray set contains the complete runs of The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. It's up for grabs for only $34, which is well over 50% off its $98 list price.

See at Amazon Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra Blu-ray collection

This is an 18-disc collection that includes all episodes of the two shows, as well as some great extras. On the discs, there are over 80 minutes of bonus features, including an Auditory Exploration with the Avatar creators. This box set also comes with eight collectible art cards featuring the primary cast of the shows: Aang, Korra, Katara, Sokka, Zuko, Mako, Bolin, and Asami.

In case you missed them when they first aired, Avatar: The Last Airbender tells the story of Aang as he fights to bring balance to a world where the elements of earth, air, fire, and water can be manipulated by gifted individuals. Only the Avatar, wielder of all four elements and who reincarnates throughout the ages, can keep the world in balance, but after the Fire Nation attacked and wiped out the Airbending tribes of the world, everything changed. A century later, Aang returned to a changed world and resumed his mission to master his Avatar powers and bring peace back to a world that was on the brink of all-out war. The show has been a huge hit since it first debuted, earning critical acclaim for its mature storytelling, world-building, and excellent animation.

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This Gorgeous Lego Art Building Kit Just Received A Rare Discount

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 01:16

Sure, you could add some culture to your home with a replica print of one of the most iconic works of art, or you can do that and have fun with a Lego version of The Great Wave off Kanagawa art print. This artistic piece of buildable fun from Lego is rarely on sale, but right now, you can save $15 on this elegant collection of blocks at Amazon. This is the best deal yet for this eye-catching Lego Art set,

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Available for $85 (normally $100), the Lego Art set captures the iconic majesty of the famed Japanese artwork by Hokusai.

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Batman Animated Series Blu-Ray Collection Gets Huge Discount At Amazon

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 00:54

There have been many Batman TV shows over the decades, but for longtime fans, nothing beats Batman: The Animated Series. If you've been looking to add the beloved series to your collection, you can score the entire series on Blu-ray at Amazon right now at a massively reduced price. Normally $80, it has been discounted to just $30 for the 12-disc set.

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Batman: The Complete Animated Series

With this box set, you'll be getting all 89 episodes of the original animated series that ran from 1993-95, as well as the full season of The New Batman Adventures, totaling 109 episodes. You're also getting a pair of feature films in the form of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and the 1998 movie Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero. Sadly, this isn't a Mortal Kombat crossover.

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New iPhone Rumors Emerge, Could Feature Google's AI Tech

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 00:48

According to a new report, the next iPhone operating system could feature Google's Gemini artificial intelligence engine to power "some new features." Bloomberg reported that Apple and Google owner Alphabet are holding "active negotiations" about this currently for Apple to license Gemini. Apple also reportedly met with OpenAI about an AI deal.

Apple and Alphabet have already worked together. For many years now, Alphabet has paid Apple billions each year to make Google Chrome the default browser inside Safari.

Apple is working on its own AI technology, and signing a deal with Google for Gemini might "be a sign that Apple isn't as far along with its AI efforts as some might have hoped," Bloomberg reported. There are also antitrust concerns that could be a problem with a potential Apple and Google deal.

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Balatro Is In The Works For Mobile And Just Passed A Big Sales Milestone

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 00:28

In just under a month, Balatro has already sold 1 million copies. Developer LocalThunk hopes to grow that number even larger as well, with mobile versions for the poker roguelite in the works.

The sales milestone was confirmed by the official Balatro account on X (formerly known as Twitter). Meanwhile, LocalThunk confirmed mobile ports were coming during a Reddit AMA last week. The developer also noted it was behind these new versions for Android and iOS, not outsourcing the ports.

This morning Balatro hit a momentous milestone...
We still have some fun things planned for the future, but for now...

— Balatro (@BalatroGame) March 18, 2024

LocalThunk also said there will be updates for the game, noting: "I have a lot of ideas for directions to take Balatro." Don't expect more complexity as the game evolves. Instead, LocalThunk wants to "add more options, more opportunities for emergence, more secrets," if possible.

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See All The Hulkamaniacs Paying $200 To Take A Photo With Hulk Hogan, Brother

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 00:26

Wrestlers come and go, but only a select few are immortal icons in the sports entertainment industry. And let me tell you something brother, even fewer superstars of that elite group can attract a massive audience who'll gladly pay $200 to get a photo op with a legend. At the Chicago Sports Spectacular event, Hulkamania was running wild as Hulk Hogan--and longtime rival Ric Flair--drew in a crowd of pro wrestling fans who lined up for their opportunity.

The line at @CSSpectacular to take a photo with Hulk Hogan — $199 a photo, $299 with you and Ric Flair.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 16, 2024

Fans could get a picture with Hogan for $200, or one with him and Flair for $300. Sessions like these have become a big part of the convention industry, and it's not uncommon for events to host brief meet-and-greets like this where fans can share a moment with their idols and take home proof of their interaction.

Toronto Comic-Con, for example, is offering a One Piece opportunity where you can take a photo with both Buggy the Clown's anime dub voice actor Mike McFarland and his live-action counterpart Jeff Ward, from Netflix's live-action adaptation, for $135. Chip in $75, and you could score a photo with Tom Cavanagh, the actor best known for being the arch-nemesis of the Flash and JD from Scrubs.

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Harry Potter Actor Says Adult Fans Of The Series Need To "Grow Up"

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 00:17

Miriam Margolyes, who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films, has a message for adult fans of the Harry Potter series--grow up. Speaking to Australia's ABC News, Margolyes doubled down on her previous comments about Harry Potter, saying people should just move on to something else.

"I'm not unhappy about it. I just think it's for children. And if your balls have dropped, then it's time to forget about it," she said. "You know, go on to other things. No. Seriously. It's a great series. It's a wonderful set of films. I'm proud I was in it. But it was 25 years ago! You know, grow up!"

Margolyes was asked about this in response to her previous comments about the series that went viral when she said she worries for adult Harry Potter fans because "they should be over that by now."

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Impressive-Sounding PS5 Pro Specs And Release Window Reportedly Leaked

Tue, 03/19/2024 - 00:06

Details on the rumored--and unannounced--PlayStation 5 Pro have reportedly leaked online, alongside claims that the console is aiming for a Q4 2024 release. According to the YouTube channel Moore's Law Is Dead and corroborated by Insider Gaming, the PS5 Pro specs include a "High CPU Frequency Mode" that increases the PS5 CPU by 10% to 3.85Ghz and a new GPU that is said to be capable of up to 45% faster rendering and dramatically improved ray tracing effects.

This GPU is claimed to be clocked at 33.5 teraflops, triple that of the standard PS5's 10.28 teraflop GPU, although this doesn't equate to triple the power in a direct comparison. It's also reported that this model will have a detachable disc drive and 1TB of storage capacity. What's especially interesting here is the claim of new upscaling and anti-aliasing techniques called PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution Upscaling, similar to Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR solution to maximize the potential of its hardware with temporal upscaling technology.

Sony has not yet commented on these reports, but if they are true, then a PS5 Pro could be released four years after the original PS5 first arrived in November 2020. Last year saw Sony expand on its hardware library with the release of PlayStation VR2, a slimmer PS5 console, and the PlayStation Portal handheld streaming device.

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Fallout TV Series Wasn't Made To Only Appeal To Game Fans, Creator Says

Mon, 03/18/2024 - 23:48

The upcoming Fallout TV series from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is not aiming to please fans and gamers. Trying to do that would be a "fool's errand," Nolan said during a recent event attended by T3. Instead, as a massive fan of the Fallout series himself, Nolan tried to make a show that made him happy, and he believes he has achieved that.

"I don't think you really can set out to please the fans of anything," he said. "Or please anyone other than yourself. I think you have to come into this trying to make the show that you want to make and trusting that, as fans of the game [ourselves], we would find the pieces that were essential to us... and try to do the best version."

Nolan is a huge fan of the Fallout series, starting with Fallout 3. That game "devoured about a year of my life," he said. "It almost derailed my entire career. It's so ludicrously playable and fun... seriously, the games were just incredible," he said.

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Get Liko's Sprigatito In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet For Free Right Now

Mon, 03/18/2024 - 23:35

Pokemon fans can score a terrific pocket monster for their collection, as Liko's Sprigatito is now available to download for free in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. First debuting in the Pokemon: Horizons TV series, this version of the Grass-type starter Pokemon comes with the Partner Ribbon, a special Ribbon awarded to a Pokemon that was once partnered with another great trainer. To get Sprigatito, you can follow these steps:

Liko and Sprigatito
  • Boot up your Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet game
  • Select Poke Portal on the X menu
  • Select Mystery Gift, then select Get with Code/Password to connect to the internet
  • Enter the password L1K0W1TH906
  • Be sure to save your game after the transfer is complete
  • This password expires on September 30, 2024

And there you go! In case you went with Quaxly or Fuecoco and you haven't found a trading partner just yet in Pokemon Scarlet or Violet, this new arrival will help you on the path toward a complete Pokedex. Sprigatito evolves into Floragato starting at level 16, and then evolves one more time into Meowscarada starting at level 36. It's an adorable kitten in its base form, so feel free to equip it with an Everstone so that it can remain eternally cute.

In other Pokemon news, a new game in the franchise was recently unveiled. Pokemon Legends Z-A is the next entry in its Pokemon Legends series and will take players back to Lumiose City in Kalos from Pokemon X and Y. A new mobile app called Pokemon Trading Card Game Pocket is also in development, and is based on the popular collectible card game.

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