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Ring Fit Adventure Stock Shortages Are Reportedly Driven By Resellers

Ring Fit Adventure, the Switch’s innovative fitness game, has been a success for Nintendo, cracking the top 10 sales charts in the US in October 2019. It has continued to do well since, again making it into the top 10 in January 2020. It’s doing so well, in fact, that some stores are facing stock shortages–and one Australian retailer has had to limit the number of copies that customers can buy, as resellers are buying multiple copies to sell at an inflated price.

Kotaku Australia is reporting that EB Games, the Australian arm of GameStop, has had to limit sales to two copies per person, as the game is being snapped by by resellers. As the rare game that is not available digitally (as it requires physical peripherals to operate), this means that many players are not able to get their hands on it.

As Kotaku Australia points out (via Abacus News), there’s also been an increase in interest towards the game in China, where the Switch recently went on sale–it represents a safe way to exercise at home amidst concerns sparked by the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Resellers have thus been able to sell the game for around double its retail price in Australia.

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PAX East And Other PAX Events Will Go Forward Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Reed Exhibitions, the company that organizes PAX and other events in the gaming and entertainment spaces (among other industries), has issued a statement regarding the Coronavirus. The group says all of its events are still planned to go forward “unless otherwise advised.”

This includes PAX East, which takes place starting next week in Boston, Massachusetts. Gaming giant Sony recently announced it was pulling out of the show, and canceling the world’s first public hands-on with The Last of Us: Part II, due to concerns around the virus.

“PAX East 2020 will take place as scheduled with enhanced cleaning and sanitization across the show, including adhering to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the COVID-19 virus,” reads a statement on the PAX East website.

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Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Finally Hits Early Access In March

After a long wait and a period of silence, we finally know when we’ll be able to play Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. The game, last seen at Gamescom 2018, will enter Early Access on March 31, developer Taleworlds has announced. This Early Access release window was promised back in August 2019, but it’s nice to have the date confirmed.

The game will cost $49.99/€49.99/£39.99.

The sequel to Mount & Blade: Warband (which is actually, chronologically, a prequel) was first announced in 2016, so fans of the original (released in 2010) have been waiting a long time. Like its predecessor, this is an action-RPG with some strategy elements, that can be played alone in its campaign mode or online against other players.

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New PUBG Patch Live On PC–Everything You Need To Know About Update 6.2, Team Deathmatch Mode

The latest big update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is now live on PC, and will be making its way to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game soon. The major highlight of this patch is the new team deathmatch mode, which allows for eight-on-eight gunfights across seven different arenas taken from the game’s maps. The mode, which has been added as part of the game’s sixth season, is available through the Arcade menu.

Victory in a round is decided when a team hits 50 kills, or by which team has the most kills after 10 minutes, and a team needs to win two of three rounds to secure the overall win. Players can respawn and earn points for both kills and assists, which can then be used to restore health if you go five seconds without receiving damage. There are no knockdowns or friendly fire.

Changes have also been made to grenades, with the patch notes noting differences across every different kind. Here’s what to expect.

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You Can Win A Custom Warface Nintendo Switch*

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Warface surprised us with its arrival on Nintendo Switch this week. To commemorate the occasion, we are partnering with My.Games to give our readers a chance to win a custom-skinned Switch and a copy of the free-to-play FPS.

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Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions Shows Wild Anime Story And Moves In New Trailer

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is a different take on soccer from what the likes of FIFA 20 and PES 20 offer, letting players tap into the power of anime. A new trailer has been announced for the game’s story mode, showing off not only some of the game’s more melodramatic plot elements, but also the character-specific super moves that you’ll get to use and play against.

The trailer emphasizes the importance of working as a team, and shows off the cast of characters that will likely be familiar to fans of the franchise.

The trailer is the game’s second, following the earlier announcement trailer. We also have footage from a hands-on session with the game, which is due to release on Switch, PS4, and PC later in 2020.

Captain Tsubasa’s manga has been running, under different names, since 1981. The most recent incarnation is Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun, which is now printed in the new Captain Tsubasa Magazine. It has also been adapted into multiple anime series.

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The 3 Best Nintendo Switch Grip Cases In 2020

The Nintendo Switch console is one of the most versatile gaming systems ever made. It’s a portable console you can hook up to your TV. Switch games aren’t always state-of-the-art tech-wise, but they still look great on a TV, and with the Switch Pro controller, they play just like they would on any other console when the console is hooked up to the Switch dock (which includes a pair of front-facing USB to hook up a wide variety of controllers). Playing games on the Switch console itself on the go, the screen looks great, and feels like a large, flat controller that isn’t too heavy. The Switch Lite is even easier on the hands, with a proper controller d-pad (though you might want to invest in a screen protector, just in case). You can even mix things up, using the included stand to play it while it’s lying on a table, and use a Pro controller without a cable to play during your gaming sessions.

The problem is that it’s not always the best portable gaming experience; the battery life on the original model is bad enough that you’re charging it all the time (Nintendo has since released a version of the console with improved battery life), and with all the motion controls, small buttons, and lack of a real rubber grips (or any grip, really) on the Joy-Cons, it’s often not comfortable, especially during longer sessions of input-heavy games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Even the Switch Lite, which sports a smaller form factor and stronger battery, tends to benefit from having a Pro controller around sometimes, especially if you want to play multiplayer games on it.

However, there is a solution to that tingling hands problem that makes the original Switch model more comfortable to play in handheld mode (besides just using a Switch Pro controller): a Nintendo Switch grip case. These work much in the same way as protective cases do, except they add a little something to grab onto without forcing you away from the screen, turning them into something that offers a lot more grip like an Xbox controller. Handheld mode is my preferred method of playing the Switch, and after using a grip case, I knew I could never go back to playing without one.

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Sea Of Thieves’ Crews Of Rage Update Adds A Furious Ship-Burning Chest And Viva Pinata Cosmetics

Sea of Thieves‘ latest update, Crews of Rage, sends players off on a quest to collect some particularly dangerous treasure. Go and visit Duke and he’ll send you off on new bounties that will involve tracking down the Chest of Rage, which contains the souls of trapped pirates that are desperate for release.

As seen in the video below, the Chest of Rage needs to be kept cool, as the anger it contains threatens to burst forth. If you don’t occasionally wet it with a dip in the ocean or a bucket of water, it’ll flare fire in all directions–which can be absolutely hazardous if you’re on your boat.

Alternatively, you can purposefully make the chest angry by shooting it and use those flames to your advantage, attacking enemy skeletons.

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 Update Will Be Larger Than Normal

Fortnite Season Chapter 2, Season 2 (C2S2) is almost here, as the big patch is slated to arrive on February 20. Developer Epic Games has now confirmed the patch for C2S2 will be larger than in the past. In a post on Twitter, the studio said players should expect larger-than-normal patch sizes beginning with C2S2 and continuing in the future.

Epic did not share the specific file size for the new C2S2 update, but those details should become clear soon.

Server downtime for C2S2 is expected to begin on February 20 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and mobile. The season officially launches at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT.

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No Man’s Sky Living Ship Patch Notes–Every Major Change And Addition In Update 2.3

No Man’s Sky has just added a major new feature–living ships. These pilotable behemoths are the major focus of the latest update, but they’re not the only thing that has changed. Developer Hello Games has released the full patch notes for 2.3, which reveal new features and bug fixes across the board.

Chief among these changes are the fact that NPCs can now hail your communicator in space to call for assistance or rope you into some scheme, as well as the addition of new rare space encounters that will offer up new thrills and potentially yield interesting rewards. You’ll also now be able to warp as a group if you’re playing in multiplayer, which is handy.

Here are the full patch notes for No Man’s Sky update 2.3.

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