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Take on the grandest beasts of all as the Elder Dragons arrive on Monster Hunter Now

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 13th, 2024

It has been hyped for a while but now it is finally here, the new Dancing in the Tempest season has arrived in Monster Hunter Now. Kicking off a banner summer for the game, it is time to strap on your boots and face the greatest threat yet, as the Elder Dragons are here ready for a fight.

If you have managed to climb to the ranks of Hunter Rank 11 and up, well done, you are quite the master. Now, it’s time to get an ego check as the Elder Dragon Interceptions will give you a run for your money. Test yourself against behemoths like the Kushala Daora, Khezu, and Basarios.

The indie hit Vault of the Void will land on mobile later this month

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 12th, 2024

In a market where a lot of AAA games are starting to feel like reboots, remakes, or the same thing we’ve seen ten times with a different name slapped on it, indie developers are a boon. Especially ones who build a successful game singlehandedly, and soon mobile players will be able to get their hands on this, as Vault of the Void crosses platforms on June 22nd.

The story behind this development is interesting. It was made by Josh Bruce, a man who by his own admission had zero programming experience. With this, he built Vault of the Void and released it on PC, where it has sold over 130,000 copies, and sits pretty on Steam with a Very Positive rating.

Stumble Guys tries to catch up to the hype with upcoming Fallout collaboration

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 11th, 2024

Do you remember when the Fallout TV series launched on Amazon and everyone nearly lost their minds? Well, it appears that Scopely missed that particular craze, and only now are we going to get a Fallout crossover, and by now, I mean in version 0.73.

Right now, the Looney Tunes crossover is still going on, and I maintain that will forever be peak Stumble Guys, it just fits. For now, you can still join in the new Special Delivery mission, grab the Backfired Elmer emote, or deck yourself out in the full Bugs Bunny outfit. With the correct white gloves, not this New Looney Tunes yellow glove garbage.

Bid farewell to Penacony as Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.3 launches June 19th

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 10th, 2024

Penacony has been a story of twists, exciting new characters, and strong allies, and soon Honkai: Star Rail will be finishing it with a bang. Version 2.3, fittingly titled Farewell Penacony, will be launching June 19th and will feature updates to the Simulated Universe, and the arrival of a much-anticipated recruit.

Following the exciting events of the last story patch, the Charmony Festival, and by extension The Family’s reputation, is utterly ruined. Besides the Oak Family, the other major lineages are preparing to pick up the pieces and navigate the aftermath. As always, the Trailblazer will be invited to witness these talks aboard the Radiant Feldspar.

HoYoverse roll out their plans for Anime Expo 2024 next month

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 7th, 2024

For those who are looking to book a getaway in July, you might give some thought to Los Angeles between the 4th and 7th, which just so happens to coincide with the Anime Expo 2024. Amongst all the storied attendees is HoYoverse, who will be bringing three of their popular games to the show.

Starting off with Honkai: Star Rail, HoYo will be bringing the Golden Hour dreamscape to LA, straight from their latest world, Penacony. There will be a booth to visit featuring different areas representing this idyllic landscape. You could also get your hands on some new merchandise, including the Pom-Pom Blanket and Plushie which both sound adorable.

The first rule of Brok the InvestiGator is do not talk about The Brawl Bar

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 6th, 2024

Mobile gamers were recently able to get their hands on BROK the InvestiGator, a point-and-click following the adventures of the titular reptile, a detective who can solve crimes through wit or brawn. If you were one that chose the latter then buckle up, as developers Cowcat have announced a combat-packed DLC titled The Brawl Bar.

After solving a few crimes and battling a few baddies, our hero Brok heads into the Slums and stumbles upon an underground bar. Once inside he discovers it to be a fight club of course, and ever the eager pugilist, enlists to face new challenges and prove himself the ultimate fighter.

Diablo Immortal celebrates second anniversary by unleashing the loot goblins

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 5th, 2024

It has been two years since Diablo Immortal launched and despite some very valid criticism of its business model, it has done pretty well for itself. The Tempest class also gives it a lot of grace. To celebrate this anniversary, the March of the Goblins will commence June 6th, and they will be out with riches in hand.

From the 6th to the 20th you can hunt down these pesky little loot goblins laden with their riches and prime for you to do some light mugging. As you perform this extreme treasure hunting you will be completing some weekly tasks. Do enough and you will get some pretty nice rewards from Gems, Crests, and at 15 tasks, a Glorious Dawn Portal.

Pokemon GO pulls on its jersey for a football-mad Madrid Fest

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 4th, 2024

There have been a lot of jokes about this, some by me, but Pokemon Go has genuinely done a lot of good by getting people out and about.Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Madrid is fast approaching, and Niantic has set up a new area in a bit to get people to take that next fitness step.

Using the most popular of Spanish sports, Football, or more incorrectly Soccer, Madrid Go Fest will have trainers moving like possibly never between. Players will be able to undertake a series of skill challenges to show off their prowess, with quite the delectable grand prize on offer if you look to be the next Xavi.

Stumble Guys dials up the calamity 1000% as Looney Tunes lands in the Stumbleverse

Posted by Shaun Walton on June 3rd, 2024

Credit where it is due, Stumble Guys has had a few top-class crossovers in its’ life; Dungeons and Dragons, Rabbids and SpongeBob Squarepants to name but a few. It is such a shame, though, that all of these have now been well and truly trounced as the perfect collaboration is now here; Looney Tunes has entered the arena.

This time around it isn’t just characters and emotes you get, although there is a ton of these to collect. There will also be a new game mode, inspired by the wacky cartoon adventures we all know and love. Seriously, could there be a better crossover than this one? I think not folks.

You’re going to need a bigger boat as watery demons threaten Play Together

Posted by Shaun Walton on May 31st, 2024

I am sure we all know that Finding Nemo quote of fish being friends and not food, however, Play Together is going in a completely opposite direction with their latest update. Introducing the Monstrous Fish, these behemoths are proving themselves a threat to all on Kaia Island, so you might not want to invite them to your BBQ.

The Monstrous Aquatic Animals Professionals, known as M.A.A.P. have set up a base in the Plaza, and are shining the Bat Signal for any players foolhardy enough to tackle these leviathans. Should ye be of brave heart and full of fishy hatred, you too can join the defence of the land.

Supercell's hotly anticipated Squad Busters finally has its global release

Posted by Shaun Walton on May 30th, 2024

If you've ever picked up a mobile, even without looking at an App storefront, you will have heard of Supercell, the massive company behind Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars, and Clash Royale. Now, the catalogue grows as Squad Busters prepares to take up the exam prep time for thousands of gamers across the world.

As a testament to just how much money the Clash series rakes in, Squad Busters' release came complete with a jam-packed chain of commercials including Community’s Ken Jeong, Marvel’s Chris Hemsworth, and the iconic Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci. Directed by Jody Hill, they show what would happen if the Squad Busters came to life.

Osseous has a bone to pick with you as the latest Rex Matriarch lands in Runescape

Posted by Shaun Walton on May 29th, 2024

We recently quelled the immense threat brought about by Zemouregal and the giant dragon Vorkath in Runescape, and you might think that earnt adventurers a little break, but no. Instead, Jagex has decided it is time to face off against an equally big and deadly Dinosaur in their latest update to the classic RPG.

You might remember adventuring to Anachronia and then stumbling into a certain lair, and if you do, you were probably immediately eaten by the trio of Rex Matriarchs; Orikalka, Rathis, and Pthentraken. Well, soon you will be meeting a forth, Osseous, but with a simple twist, it is already dead.

Seven Deadly Sins: Idle Adventure opens for pre-registration with a multitude of rewards

Posted by Shaun Walton on May 28th, 2024

Netmarble has announced the opening of pre-registration for the upcoming idle RPG; The Seven Deadly Sins: IDLE Adventure. Expanding their suite or games for this IP after turn-based RPG Grand Cross, you can soon enjoy the adventures of Meliodas and his crew in chibi form.

They may have shrunk a bit, but your favourite characters are by no means weaker as they undertake an adventure faithful to the hit anime series. When you are away they will continue to get themselves stronger, or you can give them a quick hand with the easy One-Tap Draw.

Tower of God: New World goes all Agatha Christie with a good murder mystery

Posted by Shaun Walton on May 27th, 2024

I love me a good mystery, stick Poirot or Colombo on the TV and I am a happy man, and yes I know Colombo is not your traditional sleuth setup, but I adore it. Tower of God: New World is taking a leaf from the whodunits in its latest campaign; The Murder on the Express Train.

Until June 5th you get to enjoy several suspicious events, kicking it off with the the story event. Ha Jinsung and Ha Yura team up to uncover the truth behind the titular Murder on the Express Train. If you detect well enough you will rack up story points and earn special titles such as the Express Train Fixer.

Monster Hunter Now introduces Driftsmelting to take your armour to the next level

Posted by Shaun Walton on May 24th, 2024

One of the most fun parts of the Monster Hunter franchise, to me at least, is designing that perfect armour set to give you that optimal skill set you’ve been dreaming of. Unfortunately, you sometimes had to sacrifice fashion, but that won’t be a problem in Monster Hunter Now, thanks to the latest free update introducing Driftsmelting.

Driftsmelting brings with it a new menu to power up your armour. By collecting and using Drifstones, you are able to imbue your gear with massive new skills, up to a total of ten per piece. It is an incredibly exciting new system that offers everyone the opportunity to overload their gear with a host of incredibly powerful buffs.