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HHW Gaming: Baby Yoda, & More ‘The Mandalorian’ Free Swag Coming To ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’

Source: EA / Motive and Lucasfilm This is the way! Monday (Oct.26), to celebrate the highly-anticipated second season of Disney+’s original Star Wars series The Mandalorian, EA, and Motive and Lucasfilm announced during the Mando Mondays launch event the arrival of a surprise content update. In it, players will get in-game items related to the Disney series, and the best part about it, IT’S FREE. Starting Wednesday (Oct.28), players will be able to unlock eight cosmetic items to give their starfighter’s cockpit some Mandalorian flair inspired by the show’s first season. The supply drop will bring new cockpit cosmetics for each faction, including one hologram, one decal, one dashboard flair (including the Mysterious Creature aka Baby Yoda bobblehead to adorn any New Republic starfighter das...

Travis Scott Announces Creative Partnership With PlayStation to Promote PS5

Another day, another franchise Travis Scott teams up with. This time, the “Franchise” rapper is leveling up with PlayStation to promote their upcoming console. Scott’s expertise between the rapping and gaming worlds proves paramount in his latest business collaboration, where he serves as a strategic creative partner. He boasted on Sept. 25 that he already had his hands on the PS5, which isn’t set to be released until Nov. 12. And on Friday (Oct. 23), he posted a black-and-white promo video introducing the key team members who designed the next-gen console and himself being blown away by the final product. “TS5,” he captioned the clip on Twitter, which might also be teasing Sony PlayStation-branded Nike sneakers. “I’m super thankful and ...

HHW Gaming: 2K Reveals ‘NBA 2K21’s Highest-Rated Player, An Honor Only Fit For A King

Source: 2K / NBA 2K21 We got all of the details about the next-generation of NBA 2K21 thanks to a series of courtside reports. Now it’s time to focus on player ratings of favorite professional ballers in the association. Starting today (Oct.22), 2K will reveal the player ratings for both current-gen and next-gen versions of NBA 2K21. To kick things off, we learn that 2020-21 NBA Finals MVP and four-time champion LeBron James is now the highest-rated player in the game with a near-perfect 98 rating. The ratings for James championship Lakers squad was also revealed: Anthony Davis (96), Danny Green (76), ‘Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (76) Alex Caruso (75) Other ratings have since dropped, and they include: Giannis Antetokounmpo: 97 Damian Lillard: 95 Luka Doncic: 94 Jimmy Butler: 93 Kyrie Ir...

HHW Gaming: J Balvin To Provide The Musical Vibes For ‘Fornites’ Annual Fortnitemares Event

Source: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / Getty Fortnite is becoming more than just a video game. It’s also a place where gamers can connect and enjoy a good virtual concert. Epic Games is keeping its new and very popular “Spotlight” series that lives in the Fornite’s Party Royale going. This time it’s going to be spookily lit, featuring a performance from Reggeaton’s Global Ambassador and four-time Latin GRAMMY winner J Balvin. The “Mi Gente” crafter will headline this year’s Fortnitemares annual event that begins today (Oct.21) at the Afterlife Party. Gamers cannot only look forward to a great musical performance from Balvin, but they can also experience Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge, which features new gameplay, challenges, in-game rewards, and more. Balvin’s one-of-a-kind event will take place o...

HHW Gaming: Final ‘NBA 2K21’ Next-Gen Courtside Report Is All About MyPLAYER

Source: 2K / NBA 2K21 It’s almost time to take that leap to the next generation of NBA 2K21. The final courtside report highlights the improvements and changes coming to MyPlayer. NBA 2K21 next-gen’s second courtside report focused on the new movement and impact technology. The great enhancements Xbox Series S/X and PS5 owners will experience thanks to the new PS5 controller’s haptic feedback feature. NBA 2K Gameplay Director Mike Wang is back for the third and final report, and it will focus on the 2K community’s favorite mode, MyPLAYER. Wang immediately details that based on 2K community feedback calling for more options for the MyPLAYER building experience. In response, 2K will be doing away with the preset skill breakdown pie charts for next-gen. Instead, you now have control over...

HHW Gaming: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Starts Twitch Channel, Uses ‘Among Us’ To Help Reach Potential Voters

Source: Scott Heins / Getty Democrats are using every avenue to help galvanize voters in this upcoming presidential election. US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is utilizing the great uniter, video games, to help get people inspired to vote. The congresswoman started a Twitch asking her followers on Twitter if anyone wanted to play Among Us, a game she admitted she hasn’t played before.  “Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played, but it looks like a lot of fun).” Who would you want to watch in a game together? ⬇️ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2020 AOC’s choice of Among Us to stream is a no-brainer. Like Mafia, Among Us is a social-deduction party game that has quickly become one of the most popular games to...

Disney+ Will Now Display A New Warning Label For Content Featuring Racist Tropes

Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty Disney was well aware that some of its iconic content it is offering on Disney+ was insanely problematic, and at first, announced it would address with a vague warning. Now, the house of the mouse is cleaning that message up with a new warning label. Right around the time Disney+ was set to launch back in November 2019, Disney announced it would warn viewers with a label about the racist content in some of its older movies so it wouldn’t have to remove it. The message was met with some criticism because some felt the company’s wording about the content in question was hazy at best. “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” It would seem that Disney has gotten the message and is now issuing a new unskippabl...

HHW Gaming: Leatherface & Billy The Puppet Bring Terror To ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ In “Haunting of Verdansk”Update

Source: Activision / Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/ Warzone Haunting of Verdansk Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s sixth season is about to get insanely spooky. From October 20 to November 3, beginning at 11pm PDT, Verdansk becomes haunted, and all things that go bump in the night will come out to play as part of the limited time “Haunting of Verdansk” update. For the first time ever, players will be terrified with the new Halloween-themed content coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. Source: Activision / Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/ Warzone Haunting of VerdanskAs part of the update, COD players will be terrorized by two iconic silver screen terrors, Leatherface from the iconic Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and Billy the Puppet from the insanely popular SAW ...

HHW Gaming: PS5 Owners Will Be Able To Record Party Chats & Drop Dime On Other Players

Source: Sony / PlayStation Wednesday (Oct.14), Sony had gamers absolutely upset after updating the firmware on their PS4 consoles. Now the company is clarifying the issue, and it’s not what gamer’s initially thought. After PS4 owners happily downloaded the latest 8.0 firmware update, their moods quickly shifted to disgusted when they were met with a notice stating that Sony had the right to record their voice for moderation purposes. The outrage was very swift on social media, and gamer’s voiced their frustrations about the latest development. Sony heard all of the complaints and decided it was in its best interest to clarify exactly what this new notice meant. You can all basically breathe a sigh of relief because Sony themselves won’t be recording you. In fact, it will be PS5 owners who ...

Jordan Brand Latest Spin On The Air Jordan 1 Zoom Geared Toward’s “Esports” Athletes & Fans

Source: Nike / Jordan Brand Athletic apparel brands recognize the Esports is the wave and that Esports athletes are very cognizant of the latest heat in terms of footwear. Jordan Brand hopes the latest spin on the Jordan 1 Zoom will catch the attention of button mashers all over the globe. The Air Jordan 1 Zoom “Esports” is the brand’s latest direct attempt at wooing professional gamers and Esports aficionados. The company already let us know they were all in when it comes to Esports with the League of Legends inspired collection. These kicks take all of its hues from competitive gaming with its design, the laces, and the kick’s tongue tag and inner lining feature a striking blue that reminds us of the blue glow the PS4 and PS5 use to signify the system is powered on. Source: Nike / Jordan...

Twitter Changes ‘Hacked Materials’ Policy After Republican Snowflakes Cried About Blocked Tweets

Source: PRAKASH SINGH / Getty Twitter has been pretty firm on its strong stance against sharing misinformation and straight-up nonsense on its service that could impact the presidential election. But the social media company had to revise one of its policies following some belly-aching from right-wing snowflakes. This week the New York Post, who isn’t shy about their love for Donald Trump, dropped a story about Hunter Biden that got its information from emails from a real shady source *coughs* Rudy Guiliani. Twitter wasn’t here for it and began blocking links to the fake news shared by right-wing accounts claiming that it violated its policies when it comes to sharing “hacked materials.” As expected, Republican officials cried about Twitter blocking the story and claimed that Twitter was o...

HHW Gaming Preview: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’ Features “Viking Rap Battles,” Raids & Hella Fades

Source: Ubisoft / Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the next installment in Ubisoft’s famed Assassin’s Creed franchise, is about to drop in about under a month. I had a chance to experience a whopping 6 hours of gameplay of the game in an exclusive preview, which left me feeling very optimistic about the forthcoming title. Pre-COVID-19, Ubisoft would have invited us out to get hands-on with the game, but they had to improvise like every other industry and company. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to play due to hardware limitations, but Ubisoft set it up where I had my own personal “tour guide” for 6 hours to show me a sizeable chunk of the game before it launches. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we are transported to the lush world of ninth-century England, ditching the bright...