- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 2.2.1 Nintendo has released a small patch for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the popular racing game. This update provides fixes for Berlin Byways and London Loop, two of the game's tracks. The patch also addresses an issue with choppy images in Berlin Byways, as well as returning players to the appropriate location after being retrieved by Lakitu in London Loop.
The new patch is version 2.2.1 and was released on December 21st, 2022. It is available for all versions of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, including those on Nintendo Switch consoles and other gaming platforms such as Android and iOS devices. The main... Continue reading
- Developer Of The Hit Video Game Fortnite To Pay $520 Million FTC Epic Games, the developer of the hit video game Fortnite, has agreed to pay $520 million to settle allegations that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and tricked players into making unintentional purchases. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this record-breaking settlement on Wednesday.
The FTC's proposed federal court order requires Epic to pay $275 million for allegedly violating COPPA rules – the largest penalty ever obtained by the agency in a rule violation case. Additionally, Epic will refund customers a total of $245 million over its deceptive billing practices and use of dark patterns; this is also... Continue reading
- Fortnite: A Look Ahead to 2023 With the release of Fortnite in 2017, developer Epic Games has been hard at work over the years updating and improving the game, with new features and bug fixes being released on a regular basis. As we approach the end of 2022, the question on everyone's mind is what changes can we expect for Fortnite when 2023 rolls around? We have been able to get some insight into what Epic Games is planning for the future of Fortnite, and in this article, we will take a look at what to expect in 2023.
The first major update that is planned for... Continue reading
- Unlocking New Heroes in Overwatch 2 Will Be Easier The most notable change from Blizzard in the latest update to Overwatch 2 has been access to heroes at certain Battle Pass tiers. Due to the negative response from the audience, the company has made changes and now it will be easier to unlock Ramattra.
For those who passed the Battle Pass on the free path, the number of levels to open access to the heroes has been significantly reduced, which means they will be able to choose them fairly quickly in all game modes. Also, some weekly tasks have been reworked; now they will be more interesting and less routine.
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- Marvel Snap Players Develop Their Own Practices Marvel Snap was officially released on October 18 this year for Microsoft Windows, Android and iOS. In a short period of time, it has become incredibly popular, especially among fans of the Marvel universe. Some players managed to develop their own game strategies, which we will briefly discuss below.
An invisible leveling system is built into collection ranks and is what determines the cards players receive. This is called card pools and there are currently 3 of them in the game. Pool 1 cards give the opportunity to get collection level 18-214, pool 2 cards - level 222-474, and pool 3... Continue reading
- Twitter Users Now May Protect Their Videos with a Paywall Twitter nowadays is all about monetizing. Ads, subscriptions, verifications, and stuff are not enough. Now Twitter under Musk is about to go all the way, enabling users to make money and getting its fees. The feature Twitter is exploring now is the ability for its users to protect their video content with a paywall, attracting more paying subscribers.
According to The Washington Post, the mockups of the new video-selling Twitter are already there. As the creator adds video to their post, they can enable paid access to it. Prices are preset; the options include $1, $2, $5, or $10. The potential... Continue reading
- Twitter Blue Subscription Delayed Following the US midterm elections, Twitter reportedly postponed the rollout of its highly anticipated Blue subscription service. With that said, Elon Musk’s $8 Blue service allowing you to pay your way to account validation, gets pushed back until the post-election date of November 9th.
Musk even threatened to fire its employees if they failed to launch Blue by November 7 in accordance with the original agreement. The new Twitter Blue membership brings forth a treasure trove of perks, such as limited ads, better search customization, the possibilities to post lengthier vids, and that lovely blue badge, too.
When the service goes live,... Continue reading
- AI-Generated Selfies to Show Up on Snapchat Similar to any brand new tech gizmo, algorithmically-generated art is in the constant process of evolving — and on its way to embracing social media. Ever heard about the tools that metamorphose your selfies into AI-backed versions in an array of styles? It appears that something like that is coming to Snapchat. Keep reading if you want to know more details.
Take AI-generated selfie portraits, for example. They blend your looks with various styles and themes via artificial intelligence. Now, imagine a similar feature becoming available as a Snapchat filter. That’s what we call an instant and super fun makeover! Do... Continue reading
- League of Legends Preseason Update: That’s What New Pings Are for If you need to communicate with your team members in the middle of the game, you know that short precise commands work better than any typed text. Especially if there’s a language gap. That’s why most LoL players love pings. And before the new season starts, the game introduces some new pings plus redesigns the entire ping wheel.
The four familiar pings from the last season are well useful: they are “Retreat”, “On My Way”, “Assist Me’, and “Enemy Missing”. Useful but not sufficient; that’s why the new Season 13 will welcome you with four more pings. They will be “Push”,... Continue reading
- Google Hardware Event: News, Hints, and Punchlines at Apple Google is one of the companies dominating the world today; that’s why its events attract so much attention. The recent “Made by Google” event, starring Pixel 7 and its Pro version, offered a lot to talk about. And, of course, Google could not help throwing a punch at its eternal rival, Apple, which also excels at events but leaves a lot of vulnerabilities.
The star of the ceremony, of course, was the dup of the new Pixel phones: Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Not only are they boasting brand new CPU: they are innovative in some more aspects. AI-processed pictures... Continue reading
- YouTube Is Likely to Start Monetizing Its Shorts Based on the new policies of different platforms, it is obvious that the popularity of TikTok is keeping the creators of YouTube, Instagram, and some other services concerned. For this reason, these big players are coming up with different ways to attract the attention of both users and creators of content. When it comes to YouTube, the company has apparently decided to allow monetization for its Shorts.
Just like Instagram’s Reels, Shorts are the answer of YouTube to TikTok. Just as the name suggests, Shorts are videos limited by time, unlike the usual content that you can access on the platform.... Continue reading
- Massive Genshin Impact’s 3.0 Sumeru Patch Is Now Finally Here Genshin Impact’s impressive 3.0 patch has arrived and now players will get even more exciting puzzles to solve and interesting items to uncover. The update brings players another part of the Sumeru nation, new playable characters, and also updated Dendro element, so there is definitely a lot of content that players will appreciate. Sumeru is a large sprawling area, which has towns and huge jungles where it’s easy to get lost. There are many interesting changes you get with this patch.
Some of the notable playable characters in this patch include Collei, Dori, and Tighnari. Both Collei and Tighnari can be... Continue reading