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‘Fortnite’ Unveils New Map, Weapons and Spider-Man and The Rock Characters for Chapter 3 Season 1

With Fortnite officially closing the book on Chapter 2, the Epic Games title has unveiled all the details for Chapter 3 Season 1. The new chapter features a series of changes on the map, with locations like Greasy Grove and Logjam Lumberyard experiencing the cool temperatures brought upon by “a particularly cold winter.” Meanwhile, the other half of the map will enjoy warm weather, including areas like the Sanctuary — the home of “The Seven,” this season’s Battle Pass character lineup — and the web-covered Daily Bugle. Down south, a desert, with snowy decorations, houses Chonker’s Speedway, Condo Canyo and Butter Barn. In addition to map changes, new weapons are being introduced: the Ranger Assault Rifle, MK-Seven Assault Rifle, Striker Pump Shotgun, Auto Shotgun, Sidearm Pi...

Sony PlayStation Is Reportedly Launching Its Own Equivalent of Xbox Game Pass

Sony is reportedly preparing to launch its own equivalent of Microsoft‘s Xbox Game Pass. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Japanese gaming giant is hoping to offer PlayStation players its own subscription plan for access to its massive library of games. The project is currently codenamed Spartacus and will offer multiple tiers depending on your budget. The lowest tier will basically be the same as PlayStation Plus in its current form, which allows you to play your games online with other players, while the middle tier will give you access to a “large catalog” of both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 titles. The top tier will bring access to its new cloud gaming feature, extended demos, and the ability to play a series of classic PlayStation games from previous consoles, inc...

Goldin’s December Pop Culture Auction Is Filled With Nostalgia

Better check your garage for all those old games, books and collectibles that you’ve held on for years, because they’re definitely worth something. Goldin marketplace is hosting an auction of hard-to-find items just in time for the holidays. The lot features over 80 pieces of movie memorabilia and 100 vintage comic books to 460 retro video games and 250 rare trading cards. Highlights include a cast signed replica of Frodo’s Sting sword from The Lord of the Rings, a J.K. Rowling-signed first edition Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, box sealed Super Mario 64 and Final Fantasy videos games, along with rare Pokemon trading cards, such as a 1995 Japanese Topsun Blue Back Snorlax. “The non-sports market has captivated collectors, with new categories continuing to emerge. One of the late...

Manchester United Goalkeeper David de Gea Starts His Own Esports Team

Manchester United goalkeeper and player of the month David de Gea has just launched his very own esports team. Named Rebels Gaming, the Spanish national player’s new team will compete in his personal favorite game, Rainbow Six Siege, as well as the massively popular League of Legends and Valorant. Like other esports teams and communities, de Gea’s organization will also look towards recruiting streaming talents and personalities for content creation and hopes to eventually establish a gaming center in his home country’s capital, Madrid. To kickstart Rebels, the team has recruited Alvar “Araneae” Martín Aleñar as its official esports director. For those unfamiliar, Araneae is one of Spain’s biggest professional League of Legends players and also has experience coaching as well as ...

A Computer Scientist Is Training an AI Robot To Be the Most Impressive Pokémon Competitor

In the present decade, the tech world has seen great advancements when building AIs. When it comes to AI robots, society has seen them beat the best of the best gamers whether it be in chess or esports. Now, a computer scientist by the name of Albert III is hoping to create an AI that has the ability to be the most competitive Pokémon player. Albert recently posted a video explaining how it works to create a bot that takes all the information available about players of the game while extrapolating the data and all the multiple possibilities for how the game will play out. The AI then has the ability to sift through the data and choose the option that will lead to the greatest number of bets outcomes all within 15 seconds with each turn. Currently, the AI is set to beat all the players but ...

‘Fortnite’ Chapter 3 Leaks are Already Surfacing

The second chapter for Fortnite is just around the corner, but leaks for Chapter 3 have already surfaced. The leaked footage first appeared on TikTok and depicts a group of characters previously featured in other trailers standing by a cliff edge overlooking the battle royale’s map. Not long after, a bright flash strikes the area and creates chaos all around the group before submerging them in open water. As the characters surface, they discover a massive, spaceship-like structure plunging into the water and sinking. The massive wave it causes then crashes over them as the screen goes black. TikTok has since removed the video, but other users have managed to save it and upload it to other social media platforms like Twitter, creating a tonne of speculation among fans of the game as to...

Bethesda Releases New Todd Howard Featurette for ‘Starfield’

With anticipation growing for Bethesda‘s upcoming project Starfield, the American developer has now launched a new short-form docuseries called Into the Starfield discussing how the studio has evolved over the years and the creative process behind the game. Led by game director Todd Howard, studio director Angela Browder and art director Matt Carafano, the trio discuss everything from why they make video games to why the studio decided to dive into the dimension of space for its next big title. The seven-minute clip also showcases a series of in-game cinematics and concept art, giving gamers a rare glimpse into what they can look forward to in 2022. “I think the one thing people underestimate about video games is that people think it’s just playtime, but I always say that the one thin...

HHW Gaming: Here’s How You Can Grab A Pair Air Jordan 11 ‘Cool Grey’ Sneakers In ‘Fortnite’

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Epic Games / Fortnite Fortnite is teaming up with Jordan Brand once again to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Air Jordan XI Cool Grey. Wednesday (Dec.1), Epic Games announced its collaboration with Jordan Brand would continue with the arrival of new in-game content called the Jumpman Zone. Per a press release, Epic Games says the new content will “Bring more self-expression, player agency, and interactivity to Fortnite players worldwide” while celebrating the return of the Air Jordan XI Cool Grey sneakers. Like other interactive experiences introduced to the insanely-popular game, the Jordan Jumpman Zone will see the arrival of a brand-new interactive experience in Fortnite’s Creative Mode. The mode is described as an experience “built by the Fo...

Fortnite Introduces New Social Spaces Called “Party Worlds”

Fortnite has unveiled a new “Party Worlds” experience, which is designed for players “to hang out, play fun mini-games, and make new friends,” according to the Epic Games title. Though players can already meet in Hubs, their primary purpose is to surface engaging content and islands to help users find new creative experiences. Unlike Hubs, Party Worlds do not link to other islands, and they do not act as a discovery tool. Additionally, Fortnite is allowing players to create their own Party Worlds and has already shared two examples of spaces created in collaboration with players: Walnut World by fivewalnut (Island code: 9705-9549-4193), which resembles an amusement park, and Late Night Lounge by TreyJTH (Island code: 8868-0043-1912), which acts as an all-night club for after-hour...

‘Halo Infinite’ Drops Live-Action Trailer Ahead of Campaign Release

Despite its free-to-play multiplayer mode having released a few weeks ago, anticipation for the full campaign release for Halo Infinite remains high, and now 343 Industries has released a fresh live-action trailer to hype fans up. Titled “Forever We Fight,” the video (featured above) showcases humanity’s struggle against adversity throughout the ages, from farmers fighting off predators to civilians picking up arms to defend their freedom. As the clip progresses through the eras, it concludes with a scene featuring none other than Master Chief himself, fully geared up in his Mjolnir army in the midst of battle, leaping into the enemy lines with assault rifle ablaze. As for the game itself, Halo Infinite‘s campaign mode is set 18 months following the events of Halo 5. Aided b...

Anamanaguchi and Flux Pavilion Soundtrack Rocket League’s Mobile Game With “Dreams”

Ever dream about flying cars while playing soccer? No? Well Anamanaguchi and Flux Pavilion do. Following the release of their debut Monstercat release earlier in the month, Anamanaguchi have returned to the label with “Dreams.” The single is a collaboration with influential bass music producer Flux Pavilion, who called it a “sweeping love song like the moments after your first kiss” in a press statement. Combining the video game-inspired talents of the chiptune group with Flux Pavilion’s masterful production creates a unique song that finds a dreamy middle ground between the two acts’ ever-evolving sounds. With classic video game sounds sprinkled throughout, the uplifting track is a great anthem for both festivals and gaming playlists. Recommended Articl...

Current ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Owners Will Receive Next-Gen Upgrade for Free

CD Projekt Red has just announced that those who currently own console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will be receiving its next-gen update completely for free. The news dropped shortly after the developer confirmed in its Q3 2021 earnings report that the next-gen update for the highly controversial game is finally on track to release in early 2022 after being delayed from the end of 2021. While the offer won’t really affect those who’ve played the game on PC, other gamers running Cyberpunk 2077 on either Xbox or PlayStation will get a free upgrade to maximize performance on both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. For those who have waited to purchase the title, it’s also currently 50% off on both console platforms, and obviously purchasing it now will also give you access to the n...