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Ghost Gaming CEO Says There is a ‘Distinct Possibility’ the Organization Will Fold

Conrad, winner of the $100K USD Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament, while playing with members of Call of Duty League’s Atlanta FaZe, has been rumored to be exploring playing both titles.

Additionally, the Smite Pro League announced yesterday that the players from Ghost’s Smite team have left the organization and will now play for Radiance. When reached for comment regarding the team switch, Hi-Rez Studios did not respond.

While Ghost Gaming still owns its Rocket League Championship Series slot, sources tell The Esports Observer that Nick “mist” Costello and Massimo “Atomic” Franceschi are still under contract with Ghost Gaming, but are looking at other opportunities when that contract runs out.

 

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Pokemon Go's April 2020 Field Research Tasks List

April is officially underway, which means Pokemon Go developer Niantic has once again refreshed the game’s Field Research list. Many of April’s Field Research tasks are the same as March’s, although some offer new rewards, and you won’t find many tasks that require you to hatch eggs (which is helpful as many part of the world are under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Unlike the more story-focused Special Research quests, Field Research tasks are distributed via PokeStops. You’ll receive a random task when you spin the Photo Disc, and each one you complete will net you rewards, which can range from helpful items like Berries to encounters with certain Pokemon.

On top of that, the first Field Research task you complete each day will earn you a stamp. If you collect seven stamps, you’ll achieve what’s called a Research Breakthrough, which will net you additional rewards as well as an encounter with a special Pokemon. April’s Research Breakthrough reward is the rare Alolan Exeggutor; you’ll get a chance to catch the Pokemon each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough this month.

Pokemon Go News

  • Pokemon Go April 2020 Events Include Shadow Entei, Alolan Exeggutor, And More
  • Pokemon Go Will Let You Do Raid Battles From Home Soon
  • Pokemon Go Revenue Is Up Despite People Being Stuck Indoors

As previously mentioned, the Field Research tasks you receive from PokeStops will be randomly drawn from a larger pool. You can see the full list of April’s Field Research tasks, as compiled by The Silph Road, below.

In addition to these tasks, Niantic is offering a handful of Field Research quests that tie into Pokemon Go’s April Fools’ event, which runs from April 1-7. These can lead to encounters with Sudowoodo, Croagunk, and the debuting Gen 5 Pokemon Stunfisk. Niantic has also outlined some other Pokemon Go events happening in April.

Pokemon Go April 2020 Field Research Tasks

Catching Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather boost Poliwag or Vulpix encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Catch 10 Pokemon with Weather boost 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch 3 different species of Grass-type Pokemon 1 Rare Candy
Catch 3 Grass-, Fire-, or Ground-type Pokemon Cacnea encounter
Catch 3 Rock-type Pokemon Magcargo encounter
Catch 10 Pokemon Magikarp encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokemon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon Dratini encounter; 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Catch a Ditto 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls

Battling Tasks

Field Research Tasks Rewards
Battle another trainer Burmy encounter
Win 1 Great League Trainer Battle against another Trainer Lotad encounter
Win 5 Raids Aerodactyl encounter
Win a level 3 or higher Raid Kabuto or Omanyte encounter

Throwing Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Make 3 Great throws Gastly, Anorith, or Lileep encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Make 5 Nice throws Voltorb encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Make 3 Nice throws in a row 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great throws in a row Onix encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great curveball throws 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great curveball throws in a row 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Make 5 Great curveball throws in a row Spinda encounter
Make an Excellent throw 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Excellent throws in a row Larvitar encounter
Make 5 curveball throws in a row 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Make 2 Nice curveball throws in a row 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls

Hatching Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Hatch an Egg Bayleef encounter

Misc. Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Transfer 3 Pokemon Parasect encounter
Trade a Pokemon Pineco encounter
Evolve a Pokemon Eevee or Alolan Diglett encounter
Power up Pokemon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Send 3 Gifts to friends Magmar encounter
Take 1 Snapshot of Grass-type Pokemon Shroomish encounter
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, or 5 Poke Balls

Buddy Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Bellossom encounter

Tricky Pokemon Event Tasks (April 1 – April 7)

Field Research Task Rewards
Give your Buddy a treat Sudowoodo encounter
Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy Stunfisk encounter
Catch 3 Voltorb 5 Poke Balls
Catch 3 Ditto Croagunk encounter

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NBA 2K Tattoo Lawsuit Ruling Favors The Developers

When NBA 2K16 depicted the tattoos of LeBron James, Kenyon Martin, and Eric Bledsoe on its in-game models, it led to a lawsuit from the original tattoo artists. Tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts, claiming the companies didn’t license the tattoo designs owned by Solid Oak.

A federal judge has now ruled in favor of the developers, saying that the tattoos make such a minor appearance in the game that copyright can’t be claimed, and that an implied license was granted via the players, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

After a judge refused to dismiss the case initially, James himself testified. “My understanding is that [my] tattoos are a part of my body and my likeness, and I have the right to have my tattoos visible when people or companies depict what I look like. I always thought that I had the right to license what I look like to other people for various merchandise, television appearances, and other types of creative works, like video games,” James said, as reported by THR.

U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain has agreed with this statement, writing, “The undisputed factual record clearly supports the reasonable inference that the tattooists necessarily granted the Players nonexclusive licenses to use the tattoos as part of their likenesses, and did so prior to any grant of rights in the tattoos to Plaintiff.”

Also taken into account is the degree to which the tattoo designs appear in the game. “The tattoos only appear on the players upon whom they are inked, which is just three out of over 400 available players,” Judge Swain wrote. “The undisputed factual record shows that average game play is unlikely to include the players with the Tattoos and that, even when such players are included, the display of the tattoos is small and indistinct, appearing as rapidly moving visual features of rapidly moving figures in groups of player figures. Furthermore, the tattoos are not featured on any of the game’s marketing materials.”

Ultimately the ruling has declared this use of the tattoo designs to constitute fair use as a transformative work. “Here, the undisputed evidence demonstrates that Defendants’ use of the tattoos is transformative,” Swain wrote. “First, while NBA 2K features exact copies of the tattoo designs, its purpose in displaying the tattoos is entirely different from the purpose for which the tattoos were originally created. The tattoos were originally created as a means for the Players to express themselves through body art. Defendants reproduced the tattoos in the video game in order to most accurately depict the Players, and the particulars of the tattoos are not observable.”

This ruling could have an impact on other cases of the same kind–such as a lawsuit also involving Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts regarding the depiction of tattoos in WWE 2K16, 2K17, and 2K18. While a judge refused to dismiss this case on March 18, the NBA 2K16 ruling now provides a strong precedent for the defendants.

NBA games have continued to depict the tattoos in contention in installments since NBA 2K16, and NBA 2K18 even offered players the ability to give custom characters their own tattoos.

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Games Inbox: Are you getting Final Fantasy 7 Remake next week?

The Tuesday Inbox is very suspicious about the number of Activision leaks, as one reader thinks Capcom should’ve skipped Resident Evil 3.

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Early risk
Considering how funny Square Enix can be about such things I was pleasantly surprised to find they are shipping out copies of Final Fantasy 7 Remake early in some countries, so they don’t end up getting it late because of the coronavirus. I’m hoping I’ll be amongst the lucky ones, although I must admit that after the less than spectacular reviews for Resident Evil 3 I’m now a bit worried that the month’s other ‘dead cert’ quality remake might disappoint.

I mean, it’s almost guaranteed to disappoint because fans have been looking forward to this for more than two decades and yet looking at the trailers and playing the demo it really does seem perfect. Well, maybe not perfect. The boss battle in the demo does go on for a bit and the one thing I’m worried about with the full game is padding.

We all know that keeping the first chapter based in Midgar is a bit weird, seeing as that was only a relatively small part of the original game, and yet as far as I understand this is a 30 to 60 hour game. So either there is a lot of padding or they have somehow found a way to slip almost an extra game’s worth of content in there. I’m betting it’s the first option. I’m still getting it though, risking not seeing the reviews first, and I’m curious as to who’s doing the same?
Arbor

Lovely answer
Those Super Mario remaster rumours almost sound too good to be true but has anyone noticed they still don’t explain any of the secrecy? There was only one new game mentioned in the new rumours, and that was Paper Mario which I don’t think anyone would regard as major release. Maybe a mid-level one like Luigi’s Mansion 3, if it’s really good, but the problem is that there hasn’t been a good Paper Mario game now for over a decade.

So what is Nintendo working on that’s actually a big, new project? I realise that’s the question of the Hot Topic this week, and I will give my opinion there, but even the leaks are being secretive as to what’s going on!

I think something must’ve got cancelled or restarted like Metroid Prime 4 again, I just don’t see any other answer. There’s no reason not to tell us what they’re working on even if it’s not out for ages unless the answer is they’re… not working on anything? Maybe they got back it in the love hotel business instead?
Bosco

Bad source
I’m not sure what I really expected from the Resident Evil 3 review but it sounds even worse than I assumed, and like they were almost embarrassed of the original game and just did Resident Evil 2.5. I know the original Resident Evil 3 wasn’t great, but so did Capcom going in – so if they knew it wasn’t worth updating then why bother? Just skip it.

All you need to know from the story, in terms of how it impacts the later games, is that Jill didn’t die and that’s it. I don’t think any of the other characters in the game ever came back or were referenced again. Unless I’m forgetting something.

I agree with the other reader who said wait for the next gen for a new remake of Resident Evil 1 and just do Resident Evil 0 and Code: Veronica in the meantime. Both have their problems but could be improved with the right work. I don’t know how you improve Resident Evil 3 without making it an almost totally different game. I’d be fine with that, but I don’t think it’s the sort of thing that’s going to be turned around in a year like this one was.
Panadol

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Accidentally on purpose
I can’t wait for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered to come out, not because I’m going to buy it but because I’m sick of the ‘leaks’. I put them in inverted commas because I’m increasingly convinced Activision is leaking this news on purpose, something I believe they’ve been accused of doing before.

Think about it, rumours come and go with other games, sometimes they’re true and sometimes they’re not, but with Call Of Duty everything seems to be 100% accurate all the time, and with tons of detail and even artwork leaks. If it comes out on Tuesday that will be a bit weird as there’s been no advance hype, except there has been because everyone know about it because of the ‘leaks’.

I don’t know why Activision wants to do it this way, maybe it’s cheaper, but I’m very suspicious about all of this. Can’t wait for details of Call Of Duty 2020 to leak out next. Who needs a reveal event when you can just tell some guy on Twitter all about it and let him do the leg work!
Zebra

Any port in a storm
I’m definitely in the minority here, but actually was fairly pleased with the Nintendo Direct last week. I know it was all old ports that had been heavily rumoured, and the lack of Nintendo games is strange now (even if developments have been hit by Covid they could still announce them) but actually quite like having old ports on the go… playing BioShock in bed or XCOM 2 at the coffee shop (when it reopens) is really great, though I imagine Catherine on the bus might get some Bayonetta style weird looks.

The quality of recent Switch ports like The Witcher 3, Metro Exodus, GRID, and Alien Isolation has me confident they’ll be good versions of the games too… well maybe not XCOM 2 given the state it’s in on PlayStation 4 and Xbox, but it should still be better than the PS Vita version of the first XCOM right?

Anyway, talking of strategy on the go, I have been playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses, since it’s the kind of leisurely time sink that suits the current climate quite well. I’ve found the game strangely compelling thanks to its addictive battles, moreish gameplay reward loop, and weird ‘Game of Thrones but anime visual novel’ story (definitely one for odd looks on the bus).

Though it did get me thinking that, like Pokémon I don’t know why Nintendo don’t just chuck Zelda or Mario resources at the development of these games, they’re selling millions of copies and the backbone of the Switch’s line up, so why are they so far behind it’s other premier titles technologically?

If Fire Emblem was powered by the tech behind Zelda: Breath Of The Wild it would do wonders to elevate the game. The last Japanese role-playing game I completed on Switch before this was the Final Fantasy 12 rerelease and when a 15-year-old PlayStation 2 game looks more advanced than one of your new premier releases maybe it’s time to rethink the set-up.
Marc

GC: We agree entirely, Three Houses looks like a mid-budget indie game, which is inexcusable given how good some other Switch games look – and how rich Nintendo is.

Seconds chances on the cheap
The last four to five months I’ve been on a quest to wring out every bit of enjoyment from the Xbox 360 I can (I got a tiny tax rebate so got an Elite for 29 quid) and am making my way through games I was meh on at the time of release, with some I thought I’d never play in a million years.

This has been incredibly successful with titles like Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning completely blowing my wig back with how great they are. One of the most recent gems I picked up (for £1.50!) was Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. It’s by no means perfect, with the gameplay becoming a tad stale in the last few hours, but I thoroughly enjoyed my 10-or-so hours with it and highly recommend it. Hell, I highly recommend picking up an older console and trying out games that are way out of your comfort zone, as you may be surprised by what you find!
Uncle Blalpert
PS: I got Vanquish for a couple of quid and despite it not appealing to me in the slightest, I’ll absolutely be giving it a bash anyway and was wondering what GC thought/thinks of it?

GC: It’s one of the best third person shooters ever made.

Hot game
Maybe it’s been a while since I’ve had a Switch game that I would play for hours on end, but it seems like Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes the Switch very hot in docked mode.

I can’t think of any recent games I’ve played that did this, not Luigi’s Mansion 3. So perhaps under the cutesy exterior Animal Crossing is really making the Switch hardware work hard…
ttfp saylow (gamertag)
Now playing: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Batman: The Telltale Series

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The difficulties of creative freedom
Why are we so insistent that some games should be difficult?

If I see a TV series I want to watch, I can watch the trailer, I might check Rotten Tomatoes to see general review/consensus. But this is usually enough for me to watch it and know enough to get a pretty good idea if I’d enjoy it. I don’t delve further as I want to go in as blind as possible sometimes. And of, course, there’s many people out there who don’t really check reviews. They see a cool trailer and boom, they watch the show.

In gaming, this isn’t possible for a fair chunk of games. You can’t just try a game to see if it’s something you would enjoy. You need to read about the difficulty level. Otherwise you will be walking into something that may have everything else going for it, except this one feature which is often the difference between a game being fun or not. In gaming you can’t just watch a trailer and play the game. Not if you don’t know much about it, like many indie games or games in a genre you don’t really know about. Or heck, if you’re not a core gamer and you’re just browsing trailers. I think this system is holding gaming back for a pretty large audience out there.

If a dev is that insistent on making the game difficult, heck, just allow someone to play on an easy mode that doesn’t get you any achievements.
Jez

GC: Why are you so insistent that developers shouldn’t make games however they want?

Inbox also-rans
Just thought I’d say. I’m really enjoying Ori And The Will Of The Wisps. I’d have to reluctantly give it 8/10 as the game slows down and freezes so many times and even crashed once. It lets the game down. Apart from that it is an excellent game.
woz 007 (gamertag)

Here’s a code for a digital copy of Aquaman, for anyone who wants it. Maybe it will help pass some lockdown time.
silverfox-75

GC: That’s good of you, as you usual we’ll pass it on to whoever wants it in exchange for a useable Inbox letter.

This week’s Hot Topic
The question for this weekend’s Inbox was suggested by reader Onibee, who asks what do you think, and hope, Nintendo’s next games will be for the Switch?

It’s now six months since they had a general topic Nintendo Direct and there are currently no major new Switch games scheduled for the whole year, so what do you think is going on? Although the coronavirus is exacerbating the situation Nintendo’s secrecy started last year, so why do you think that is?

What new games do you expect to see come out next and what surprises are you hoping for once they are finally announced? What do you think the secrecy is in aid of and what do you think Nintendo should do in order to try and counter the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X?

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Features A Very Good Boy Thanks To New Operator

Developer Infinity Ward has opened up about everything new coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this week. And one of the latest additions is a brand-new Operator who brings along a very good dog that will spice up your finishing move. [Update: The update, which was initially delayed is now available alongside a long set of patch notes. There are a number of changes in addition to the big content additions, which also include a map for Modern Warfare and weapons for Warzone.]

Talon is the new operator to join both Modern Warfare (which is also getting a new map) and the game’s standalone battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone (which is getting some new weapons). He brings along two legendary blueprints and two Battle Pass tier skips, as well as his dog buddy Indiana, which can be commanded via Talon’s Finishing Move. The Talon bundle hits the Call of Duty store on Tuesday, March 24 and Indiana is “one of [the] many items [available to Talon].”

Call of Duty’s free-to-play battle royale experience Warzone finally has a dedicated Solo mode for those lone wolves who want to test their mettle against 149 other players. Sometime in the future, according to Infinity Ward, Warzone’s player count could eventually jump up to 200 per match.

In other Call of Duty news, a leak has appeared allegedly confirming the existence of a Modern Warfare 2 remaster. The details seem murky at the moment, but a South Korean ratings board suggests a “campaign remaster” of the classic Call of Duty title is on the way for consoles and PC.

Call of Duty News

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Adds A Free New Map This Week
  • Call Of Duty: Warzone – 9 Tips To Win In Battle Royale
  • How To Download CoD: Warzone Without Modern Warfare

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Persona 5 Royal: Velvet Room Fusion Alarms Explained

Of the plethora of fun new mechanics added to Persona 5 Royal, the Fusion Alarm is perhaps the most dynamic— and versatile— of them all. It’s a high risk, high reward feature that jacks up the chances of accidents in the Velvet Room in exchange for powered up fusion processes. Utilized effectively, it’s perhaps one of the most essential mechanics in preparing the best personas you could ever ask for.

The ability to trigger Fusion Alarms unlocks after you’ve secured the route to Kaneshiro’s treasure during June-July. You’ll be prompted to enter the Velvet Room automatically as you’re leaving the palace. Provided you’ve been finishing the twin’s fusion requests, you should have access to upgraded versions of all three fusion processes.

How To Trigger And End Fusion Alarms

The alarms are triggered at random after you win a battle; any battle qualifies, even ones you finish via insta-kill. The alarms will be going off until you get back to the Velvet Room to either use them or turn them off by talking to the twin wardens.

The chances of triggering an alarm get much lower after your second alarm of the day, but there is a way to make sure you’ll consistently be getting alarms throughout your Metaverse visit. Rank 8 of the Wheel of Fortune confidant grants you the ability to ask Chihaya for a reading that will increase the frequency at which alarms occur. If you have the money for it, this is an absolutely essential reading to get before a Metaverse visit, along with the money reading.

Fusion Alarms end when a fusion goes awry— after a fun cutscene (in the case of the executions and electric chair), the twins will kick you out of the Velvet Room to repair the equipment. If you want to end the alarm before you’re hit by an accident, you can simply talk to the wardens or exit the Velvet Room.

Executions

When fusing two or more personas together during a Fusion Alarm, the number of skills they can inherit from the “parent” personas increases by one or two. In addition, anywhere from one to three skills that the resulting persona has may be subject to mutation after the fusion has finished— you’re given the option to simply watch them mutate, or stop the process. These mutations can be beneficial or end up erasing useful skills in favor of ones you didn’t need— it’s always a bit of a mixed bag, though there seems to be a higher likelihood that elemental magic skills will be upgraded to a more powerful version.

Thankfully, you’re allowed to save in the Velvet Room during an alarm— simply save before your fusion, and re-roll if you’re not happy with the resulting skills. One thing to note is that if a mutating skill lights up partially yellow as well as red, it means that it will evolves into a very powerful skill that would otherwise have only been available in the late game.

If an accident occurs during execution, the resulting persona will not have the opportunity for skill mutation, unfortunately.

However, there’s another fun aspect to alarm executions. A persona fused during an alarm will be highlighted in yellow in your persona stock.

Using this persona in other fusion processes results in a much higher chance of an accident, but using this persona in another fusion process has a fascinating effect: every single skill of the resulting persona will mutate into an arsenal of useful skills.

It renders the persona itself impractical in combat, but gives you access to skills that you may not have been otherwise able to pass onto your personas through normal means.

Gallows

The alarm upgrade that the Gallows gets is pretty simple: the amount of experience gained is increased, and the strengthened persona has a chance of inheriting two skills from the offering persona instead of one. In addition, a persona can be strengthened any number of times during the same day if done so during an alarm.

However, there’s an interesting feature to the accidents: if a gallows fusion fails during an alarm, the persona will receive no skills or experience, but gain a stat boost instead. This makes the gallows operation the perfect process to finish off your Fusion Alarm with, as it’s the fastest way to max out a persona’s stats if used correctly.

RELATED: Persona 5 Royal: How To Max Out Your Persona’s Stats

Electric Chair

This is pretty straightforward as well: the item you get from electrocuting a persona is one tier more powerful than the one you would have gotten from a regular itemization. The skill cards you receive are one level more powerful than their regular counterparts: i.e., if you normally would get a Mabufula from a certain persona, you’d receive a Bufudyne instead.

In Royal, persona itemization can also yield accessories that grant the ability to cast certain spells. In an alarm itemization, the accessory is upgraded one tier to grant a skill one level higher, as with the skill cards.

Equipment follows the general method as well— alarm itemization will yield a unique version of a piece of equipment that has higher attributes and may have more powerful secondary effects.


Itemization failures are almost always disappointing, as it will give you a random skill card or accessory instead— but, very rarely, you’ll get a powerful skill card that you otherwise wouldn’t have had access to. Consider that it’s not always wise to reroll after itemization accidents!

What Raises Your Chances Of An Accident?

The most obvious factor is using the same fusion method twice in a row— the twins themselves will warn you about the consequences if you try to do so. It’s best to rotate methods to get the most out of the alarm before getting booted out— unless you’re trying to trigger an accident on purpose, of course.

The other factor is how many personae you buy from the registry during an alarm. Buying one will increase your chances of an accident drastically, even if you haven’t used even on fusion method yet. Buying two or more will guarantee a failure in your next fusion attempt. If you want to get the most of your alarm, make sure to have all your component personae bought out before you trigger the alarm!

Solitary Confinement

Not the most exciting of effects, but useful nonetheless. Fusion Alarms double the effect of the incense you use while locking up a persona for growth— if an incense would normally have raised a stat by 2, it will raise it by 4 if used during an alarm. If you’re planning on locking one of your persona up, it’s best to do it during your last alarm of the day before heading out.

Remember: effective utilization of Fusion Alarms will allow you to become much stronger than you could become otherwise. Make sure you’re getting your time’s worth out of every alarm!

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’s Fantastic Four DLC Includes A New Story Campaign

The patch notes for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’s upcoming Fantastic Four DLC have hit the internet and revealed a few key details about what players can expect. In addition to new playable characters and an increased level cap (now at 300), a post-game story campaign will be included that expands upon the main game’s narrative. It will feature Dr. Doom as the antagonist and it seems he’ll be transforming into God Emperor Doom at some point.

If you aren’t keen to spend $20 just to get a new story expansion, a free update will allow players to experience a stripped-down slice of the action. Details about the length of this new campaign weren’t given, but the free version will probably contain a single chapter to whet the appetite. The season pass for Ultimate Alliance 3 is a one and done deal, so you either get the entire shebang or nothing.

The rest of the patch notes are a little vague. Something about “limited-time events” is mentioned and there’s the nebulous “new costumes” and “new voice lines” to obtain. Most of this update follows what previous DLC releases have contained. It’s mostly just more stuff for players to dig into.

The previous DLC packs for Ultimate Alliance 3 were definitely underwhelming, but having another story mode to play through sounds like a good time. Marvel fans probably got their fill with all of the new characters, but at least the more casual among us can dig into something more substantial.

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People are recreating scenes from The Lighthouse in Animal Crossing

The camera mode available on your NookPhone in Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes it easy to capture memories. Some — including, admittedly, myself — have used it, and Gulliver’s early arrival, as a way of paying homage to Robert Eggers’ black and white horror film The Lighthouse.

The film, which focuses on two lighthouse keepers stranded at their remote post by a raging storm and their descent into madness, is as far as possible in tone from Animal Crossing, but the camera mode’s ability to switch into black-and-white make it less remote.

One of the key moments, in which Willem Dafoe’s character warns Robert Pattinson’s that it’s “bad luck to kill a seabird” has become a player favorite, as the early days of the game find a seagull character named Gulliver washing up prone on the players’ beaches. Though talking to him enough will eventually wake him up, it’s hard to pass up the chance the photo opportunity.

Some players have taken things a step further, using the black and white camera mode (and inviting other players over) to try recreating other scenes.

On a less obvious note, recreations of scenes from Portrait of a Lady on Fire have also taken off, which begs the question: What movie is next?

Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch consoles are often sold out, but you can still pick up the handheld-only Switch Lite, which is perfect for portable gaming.

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VALORANT: Neuer Trailer zeigt Agent SOVA in Action

Der neue Shooter VALORANT von Riot Games soll im Sommer 2020 released werden. Seit Donnerstag gibt es einen weiteren Agenten zu bestaunen.

Valorant veröffentlichte am Donnerstag einen neuen Trailer. Dieses Mal geht es um den russischen Agenten SOVA.

In diesem Trailer bekommt man nicht nur den Agenten, sondern auch zwei seiner vier Fähigkeiten zu sehen – die Owl Drone und die Signature Ability Recon Bolt.

Jeder Charakter oder “Agent”, wie die Figuren in VALORANT auch genannt werden, hat vier Fähigkeiten. Eine Kernfähigkeit, die sie jede Runde kostenlos einsetzen können, sowie zwei weitere die vor jeder Runde gekauft werden müssen.

Falls ihr diese nicht in der Runde nutzt, könnt ihr sie in die nächste mitnehmen. Als vierte Fähigkeit hat jeder Agent eine “Ultimate”. Diese besonders starke Fähigkeit muss über Kills aufgeladen werden, bevor ihr sie nutzen könnt.

HIER ALLE AGENTEN UND FÄHIGKEITEN IN DER ÜBERSICHT!

Das sind sind die Fähigkeiten von SOVA:

  • Shock Bolt – Feuert einen explosiven Bolzen ab. Nach dem Aufprall, erzeugt er einen Impuls, der Schaden verursacht.
  • Owl Drone – Startet eine steuerbare Drohne, die verwundete Gegner markieren kann.
  • Signature Ability:Recon Bolt – Feuert einen Bolzen ab, der in der Nähe des Aufpralls stehende Gegner offenbart.
  • Ultimate Ability: Hunter’s Fury – Verteilt bis zu drei Druckwellen über die gesamte Map. Jeder getroffene Gegner wird markiert und erhält einen großen Schaden.

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Gambit Esports finish groups flawless StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor

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With gpk back in the lineup, Gambit Esports powered through their group at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor, finishing with an undefeated record.

Gambit’s road through the group was filled with proven rosters in the ex-Fighting PandaS, now CR4ZY roster, and Alliance. But having gpk back in the lineup proved to be more than enough for the CIS team.

CR4ZY had a decent start, but they let gpk’s Riki and Kiyalbek “dream” Tayirov’s Arc Warden do whatever they wanted, which shut down Skiter’s Lifestealer in late game. The same thing happened in game two as gpk and Gambit rolled through the North American squad with very little issues. 

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