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Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 Start Date, Battle Pass And Optimus Prime

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 09:31

Fortnite's Chapter 4 Season 2 has been a real doozy, adding the incredible Mega City to the Battle Royale island as part of an all-new Japan-inspired biome, along with the recently vaulted Kinetic Blade. But now spring is ending, and summer is upon us--and it's almost time for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3. Here's everything we know so far about Fortnite's latest summer season.

When does Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 begin?

According to in-game messaging, the current season will end on June 9 at 11 PM PT / 2 AM ET, which indicates there's once again no live event this season. If Season 3 starts the way Season 2 did, then the game will only be offline for a few hours--meaning that you should expect Season 3 to begin sometime in the early morning of June 9.

Beyond the ending time for this season, Epic hasn't made any announcements about what's in store for Season 3. And there haven't been many leaks yet, either--just one, really. But it's a big one. Not as big as the battle pass splash page leaking ahead of last year's summer season, but it's been enough to get a lot of folks all hot and bothered, in a good way.

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Diablo 4 Best Classes Ranked - Which Class Is Best For New Players

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 08:16

Diablo 4 has finally arrived, tasking you with defeating Lilith and the forces of Hell. At launch, Diablo 4 has five classes to pick from, with each class having its own unique pros and cons. While seasoned Diablo veterans will likely already know which class they are rolling with first, new players might be unsure which one will give them the best experience.

Here are the pros and cons for each class and which ones will be the easiest to master. The classes are ranked from most newcomer-friendly to least, all according to an experience set to World Tier 1 difficulty, the game's beginner-friendly mode.

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  • Pros and cons of each class in Diablo 4Pros and cons of each class in Diablo 4NecromancerThe Necromancer is powerhouse and very easy for new players to grasp.

    The Necromancer is a fan-favorite class in Diablo and there is a reason for it. The Necromancer is both the most powerful damage-focused class and fairly simple. This class focuses on creating minions from dead enemies and can even use dead enemies' bones to attack foes. They can also have the ability to make corpses explode, making them more powerful as more enemies die around them.

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You Can Now Download The NVIDIA Game Ready Driver For Diablo IV

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 07:39

Heads up, if you will be playing Diablo 4 on PC and have a Nvidia graphics card, you should download the latest Game Ready driver. It's available now and promises to bring many of Nvidia card's performance boosting features to the demon-slaying RPG.

Diablo 4 will have day one support for DLSS 3 and Nividia Reflex. With DLSS 3 Frame Generation, you can run Diablo 4 on max settings from 113 to 229 frames per second, depending on which 40 Series graphics card you have. Even on Laptops, DLSS 3 can boost the frame rate to over 80 fps at max settings and over 120 fps at 1080p.

Nvidia Reflex reduces system latency, shortening the gap between hitting a button and on-screen action. According to Nvidia, Reflex reduces latency in Diablo 4 by 67%. You'll have to wait on ray tracing; Nvidia promised the feature would come "at a later date."

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Diablo 4 Beginner's Guide: Tips And Tricks For When You Go To Hell

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 07:20

It's been a decade since the last entry in the series, but Diablo 4 is shaping up to be a massive hit. If this is your first foray into Diablo or an action dungeon crawler, you might feel overwhelmed by the number of systems and the frenetic combat. Luckily, Diablo 4 looks more complicated than it is and with a few tips, you should be more than prepared to take down Lilith. Here are 15 tips to bring with you when you go to Hell.

Balance between selling items and salvaging early on

Once you hit the endgame you likely won't be thinking too much about how much gold you have, but early on you might find yourself strapped for cash. Once you make it to the main hub city in Act I, you will unlock the ability to salvage unwanted loot for materials, which are used to upgrade the gear you do like. Upgrading requires both gold and materials, so you will want to try and make sure you have plenty of both. A good strategy is selling all of your unwanted junk, instead of salvaging, roughly every third trip to the armorer.

Stash gems

Inventory management has always been an important part of Diablo, and Diablo 4 is no exception. While every item takes up only a single slot, one item type might fill your inventory very quickly; gems. Gems come in a variety of different colors and quality, with each different kind taking up its own inventory slot. You won't want to sell these, but you certainly don't want to have them taking up inventory space. Once you start collecting gems, you will want to regularly drop them off at your stash until you need them.

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CoD: Warzone 2 And Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 Release Date And Details

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:55

Season 4 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 is quickly approaching, with a release date expected to arrive around mid-June. Here is everything already announced for the big update, plus some potential Warzone 2 leaks for Season 4.

Call of Duty Season 4 start times

Based on the number of days left in the battle pass, Season 4 should arrive on or around Wednesday, June 14. These seasonal refreshes usually go live at around 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST.

What to expect from Season 4

A brand-new season of Call of Duty generally includes a new 100-tier battle pass to level up and unlock new weapons and cosmetics. Seasonal passes usually contain at least one operator and two DLC weapons.

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New On Netflix In June 2023: The Witcher Season 3, Sam Raimi Spider-Man Trilogy, Dunkirk

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:47

As June approaches, Netflix has unveiled the new TV shows and movies hitting the platform next month. Starting from June 1, viewers can anticipate a lineup of titles set to debut throughout the month, offering a wide variety of entertainment choices.

The highly anticipated Season 3 of The Witcher is set to premiere on June 29 on Netflix. Starring Henry Cavill as Geralt, this season adapts the second book in Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher series, Time of Contempt. Geralt, who has always maintained neutrality and suppressed his emotions, must now confront his feelings as he navigates a dangerous world. Joined by Ciri (Freya Allan) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), Geralt's journey takes an emotional turn as he realizes the importance of family and love. The season will consist of eight episodes split into two volumes. Part 2 of Season 3 follows four weeks later on July 27. This season will be Cavill's last one with the show, as The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth will be taking on the character's medallion and sword after.

To help tide you over, the ability to binge-watch every Sam Raimi Spider-Man film on Netflix will be possible starting June 1. It's not a bad way to spend the day until Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse premieres on June 2. Also, if you missed out on Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's historical war drama will be coming to Netflix on June 12.

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Diablo 4 - All Gems And Bonuses

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:47

Gems are one of the many returning features in Diablo 4. These items slot into certain pieces of armor, jewelry, and weapons to give them added bonuses, depending on what you slotted them into. Not all equippable items that you find or purchase will have a gem socket, but you can pay a fee at a gem shop to add a single socket to that item if you wish. You can find gems as lootable drops from killing mobs, bosses, and opening chests.

In Diablo 4, there are five different rarity levels that a gem can come in. The lowest level will give your item a small buff while the highest level will provide a much larger buff. The gems will also give different bonuses depending on if you slot it into a piece of armor, jewelry (amulet or ring), or a weapon (one-handed or two-handed). To see all of the available gems and what bonuses they give each item in Diablo 4, check out the guide below.

All gems and their bonuses

For the most part during your run through the main story of Diablo 4, you will only see the Crude or Chipped variety of gems as lootable drops. Crude is the lowest level a gem can come in, and you are able to upgrade it to a Chipped gem by visiting a gem vendor and trading three Crude gems to obtain a single Chipped one. From here, you need to reach a higher level (it's unclear what level) and you will be able to trade three Chipped gems to obtain a single regular gem.

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Diablo 4 World Tier 3 Capstone Dungeon Level Requirement And Tips

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:39

The Capstone Dungeons are one of the primary pieces of endgame material that players can take on and complete in Diablo 4. They contain the same basic principles as any other dungeon in the game, but they represent a much tougher challenge than any other one you might have completed prior.

You can't unlock the ability to complete a Capstone Dungeon until you have completed the main campaign in Diablo 4. The first Capstone Dungeon can only be done on World Tier 2, will require you to be roughly level 45-50, and upon completion, will give you access to World Tier 3: Nightmare, which features tougher enemies but more XP, gold, and better loot drops. While there is a second Capstone Dungeon you can complete to unlock World Tier 4 in Diablo 4, we'll be mainly going over the first one in today's guide.

Starting the first Capstone Dungeon

When you see the end credits roll and hop back into Diablo 4, you will go on a couple of short quests that are considered the "Epilogue." After completing these, you can look at your quest list, and under the Priority Quest tab, you will see a new task titled "World Tier 3: Nightmare." This quest has a level recommendation of 50, but we were able to beat it as a level 48 Sorcerer, so you don't have to be right at level 50 to start it, or perhaps even prevail.

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Sleeping Beauty Horror Movie In The Works

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:37

There have been countless Sleeping Beauty remakes and interpretations, the most famous one being the Disney animated classic, which has its own live-action spin-offs and sequels. First reported by Bloody Disgusting, the iconic fairytale will be made into a horror movie by the creators of Cinderella's Curse, called Sleeping Beauty's Massacre.

Shooting is set to start in August in the United Kingdom with ITN Studios distributing. Much like Cinderella's Curse, Sleeping Beauty's Massacre will also be produced and directed by Louisa Warren with Jasmine Ebony Thomas (Motherland) writing.

"This film will flip everything as you know it on its head. It is savage, dark, and utterly horrifying," said Warren in a statement. "I am setting out to create the most uncomfortable horror experience to date. There will be lies, gore, and a big massacre. If you look back at the original material there is so much to play with."

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Speedrunner Beats Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom In Under An Hour

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:36

A speedrunner and YouTuber by the name of Zdi6923 has completed The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in under an hour, claiming the world record in the process.

The speedrunner posted a YouTube video of the run in its entirety, which resulted in an impressive completion time of 59 minutes, 22 seconds. According to, this is now the fastest completion time in the world. It's also the first recorded run of under an hour.

As expected, the run is full of skips and wild strategies that break the game in many ways. Interestingly, the majority of the run takes place in the Sky Islands, as speedrunners have yet to discover a way to effectively skip through the opening area just yet. However, the game has been out for less than a month, so there's likely plenty to discover in terms of time skips.

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Humble's Metroidvania Bundle Is Awesome - Get 7 Games For $15

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:35

Metroid and Castlevania might be the metroidvania crown jewels (understandably), but indie developers have kept the subgenre alive over the years, and thanks to Humble’s new Must-Play Metroidvanias bundle, you can grab a collection of seven indie metroidvanias for PC, plus coupon codes for two more for just $15.

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True to the bundle’s name, every game included is a standout, such as Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which is the latest title from Koji Igarashi, the developer best known for his work on the Castlevania series. Unsurprisingly, Bloodstained looks and plays like a modern successor to exploration-focused Castlevania titles like Symphony of the Night and Aria of Sorrow. It's the perfect game if you miss that era of Castlevania.

Hollow Knight is also included in the bundle, which is widely considered one of the best metroidvania games ever made thanks to its slick combat, memorable soundtrack, and hand-drawn world filled with adorable, melancholic bugs. Play this to see why fans are eager for the sequel, Silksong.

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Taika Waititi Gives Update On His Star Wars Movie

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:14

Taika Waititi, the Oscar-winning director behind Thor: Ragnarok and JoJo Rabbit, is also working on a Star Wars movie. It's been some time since we've heard about it, so how's it coming along?

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi suggested that the movie remains quite early in the development process. "I've got a really good idea for it," he said.

"It's just as with all films, it's this middle part. You're like, 'What's going to happen?’ And then you look at all of those films that are so great, you're like, 'Well, I guess they can't meet some smuggler with an alien sidekick.'"

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Diablo 4 PvP Explained - How The Fields Of Hatred Works

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:08

Player versus player combat, or PvP for short, is a major feature in Diablo 4. Of course, players can choose whether or not to participate in PvP, as it's a totally optional feature within the game. If some fans want to stick solely with the main story and PvE elements of Diablo 4, they are completely free to do so. However, those that want to venture into PvP will need to head to the Fields of Hatred in Sanctuary. This is a part of the world map in Diablo 4 and it's solely where PvP takes place. The Fields of Hatred are located in the Dry Steppes region of the map and are found just north of the desert of Kehjistan. If you want to learn more about what goes on in the Fields of Hatred and exactly how PvP works in Diablo 4, you have come to the right place.

How PvP works in Diablo 4

As previously mentioned, you can find the Fields of Hatred in the southern part of the Dry Steppes region (as seen in the screenshot below). You can enter the fields in one of three paths and there is also a town waypoint found in the northwestern part of the area. We recommend visiting and capturing this waypoint as soon as possible so it's easier to fast travel between the area and other parts of the map.

The Fields of Hatred is the area in red on the map.

Right next to the waypoint in the town, you will see that a new Priority Quest icon has appeared to your left. Talk to the man with the icon over his head, and he will introduce you to the Seeds of Hatred and PvP. Basically, Seeds of Hatred is a currency that is only found within the Fields of Hatred. It is obtained through killing mobs, bosses in the area, chests, and other events. When you leave the Fields of Hatred, all of the Seeds of Hatred you have will be purged, meaning you no longer have them. You can keep track of how many you have by looking at the counter to the left of your mini-map.

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Diablo 4 - Best Sorcerer Legendary Aspects Guide

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:02

Just like any other class in Diablo 4, Sorcerers will have access to a variety of Legendary Aspects they can equip on their gear and weapons. For the most part, players will obtain the Aspects by completing certain Dungeons or extracting them from pieces of gear at The Occulist's shop. Either way, players will want to obtain as many Aspects as possible so they will have plenty of choices when it comes to synergizing their build.

We have compiled a list of the best possible Aspects for Sorcerers to use. Not only that, but we have identified specific Aspects that can be used for the three main Sorcerer builds: Lightning, Frost, and Fire.

Table of Contents [hide]The best Sorcerer Legendary Aspects in Diablo 4

We have selected the best Legendary Aspects that you can mainly obtain from completing dungeons found around the map of Sanctuary in Diablo 4, which will go into your Codex of Power. We will continue to update this list as more Legendary Aspects that might help out a Sorcerer are discovered.

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Diablo 4 - All Stronghold Locations

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:51

Diablo 4 Strongholds are smaller and open dungeon-style areas that players can visit to earn terrific rewards, such as Renown and XP. They usually involve a set of tasks that players need to complete before they can challenge the boss of the Stronghold to earn their rewards. Luckily for players, the tasks are laid out for them upon arriving at each Stronghold's location, so all players really need to do is find that specific location.

There are three Strongholds in every single region of the map in Diablo 4, making for 15 in total. If players want to find them all, they will have to uncover the specific areas they are in. While you can spend hours doing this yourself, it's easier if you know the Stronghold locations ahead of time. Below, you can see exactly where all 15 Strongholds are located on the map of Sanctuary in Diablo 4.

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We will go region by region and state/describe the exact area of the map that the Stronghold is located in. Since Diablo 4 is an open-world game, players can choose to visit any of the Strongholds at a given time regardless of where they are in the story.

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How Long To Beat Diablo 4 - Mission List And How Many Acts In The Campaign

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:39

The Diablo 4 campaign takes you all over the world of Sanctuary. From snow-capped mountains and rolling fields, to fetid marshlands and endless sand dunes, you're bound to face threats and earn more rewards. Still, you might be wondering what else you can expect from this entire journey. Here's our guide on how long it takes to beat Diablo 4, as well as details on campaign acts, quests, and characters. Likewise, please be reminded that this article contains spoilers.

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    On the question of how long it takes to beat Diablo 4, look to our Diablo 4 official review, written by Alessandro Barbosa. Alessandro notes that the campaign took roughly 30 hours to complete while maining a Necromancer. Additional activities were also completed, such as side quests and dungeons, to experience a chunk of what the game world has to offer. For those looking to beat it faster, others on staff were able to rush through the campaign in less than 15 hours. Of course, these totals don't account for endgame content, which is the main attraction for many players and will likely add dozens more hours to any player's total experience.

    Diablo 4 Campaign Acts and Quests

    Below, we've listed the Diablo 4 campaign acts and quests overview. We've only included quest names to avoid spoilers, and until launch we're only including the quests from Act 1--stay tuned for the full quest list soon.

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CoD: Warzone 2 Could Be Getting A New Map In Season 4, Per Report

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:36

While details of Call of Duty Season 4 haven't been officially revealed by Activision, a new report suggests that a new Warzone 2 map called Vondel is arriving with the big update.

In a series of tweets from CharlieIntel, the outlet reports that Season 4 is arriving on June 14, with sources claiming the update will include the new Warzone 2 map Vondel, which is apparently set in the Netherlands and is developed by Beenox. Additionally, the claim suggests that this map will have a Resurgence respawn mode to start, and Vondel is reportedly also getting DMZ support at some point.

While this report doesn't include anything specific about this map, Modern Warfare 2 does partially take place in the Netherlands, which speculates that Vondel could be based on Vondelpark, which is the largest park in Amsterdam. The 120-acre park features plenty of open grassy areas, water, large statues, and facilities, with plenty of surrounding houses and hotels, so this could potentially work as a small map for battle royale and DMZ.

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The Office Is Getting Remade, But Not In The US

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:21

For years, rumors have swirled about The Office getting remade or rebooted--and now it's officially happening. This might not be the remake you were waiting for, however.

An Australian version of The Office, officially endorsed by series creator Ricky Gervais, has been ordered to series for Prime Video, according to Variety. Australian comedian Felicity Ward will play the lead character, Hannah Howard, on the show, which is called The Office Australia.

Howard is the boss of the packaging company Flinley Craddick. The British version of The Office starred Gervais as a paper company boss named David Brent. For the American version, Steve Carrell famously portrayed Dundler Mifflin boss Michael Scott.

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XCOM And Civilization Developer Firaxis Games Hit With Layoffs

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:20

Firaxis Games is the latest video game studio to be hit with layoffs. The studio is known for games such as XCOM and Marvel's Midnight Suns.

In a statement, a Firaxis spokesperson said it was due to a "sharpening of focus, enhancements of efficiencies, and an alignment of our talent against our highest priorities." According to Axios, about 30 employees were eliminated from their positions.

Earlier this year, Midnight Suns creative director Jake Solomon and Firaxis studio head Steve Martin left the studio. While Martin didn't comment on his departure, Solomon said that he was moving on to something creatively new. Furthermore, Midnight Suns didn't sell well despite good reviews, and the Nintendo Switch version was recently canceled.

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Super Mario Bros. Movie Has Now Made More Money Than This Iconic Disney Movie

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:12

The Super Mario Bros. Movie continues to make money at the box office, and now it's passed a popular Disney movie to climb even higher up the charts for animated movies.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned $1.288 billion globally, which means it has now climbed past 2013's Frozen ($1.284 billion) to rank No. 3 all time on the animated charts, according to Variety. The movie now trails only Frozen II ($1.45 billion) and The Lion King's remake ($1.66 billion) on the charts for highest-grossing animated movies of all time.

The highest-grossing animated movies of all time can be seen below. As you will notice, Disney and Universal are responsible for every movie inside the top 10.

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