Reflecting on a Year of Stories Told by Black Creators

Black Creator SpotlightA year of interviews with Black game developers. / Photo by DBLTAP2020 was a summer of rage. Three high-profile killings of Black people — Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd — led to a flood of protests demanding justice. I marched at some of those protests, but it was hard to escape the feeling of helplessness. We could chant for hours, some of us could get maced and arrested, and we could come back to do it all again. But the power to create real change lay

Mertz leaves CS:GO, switches to VALORANT

Daniel “mertz” Mertz has chosen to bring a breath of fresh air to his career by making the switch to VALORANT, following the path selected by many former CS:GO players. For the past year and a half, a lot of Counter-Strike pros have decided to pivot to Riot Games’ FPS. For some, it was a second chance to make a living in esports, while others wanted to try their luck at something new. The Dane posted a highlight reel of his own plays in VALORANT on Twitter today, announcing his

Last Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Forsaken, coming Oct. 7

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War fans will get to enjoy one last Zombies map starting next week. The new map, Forsaken, will be available for free on Oct. 7, Treyarch announced today.  Fans can experience the “final showdown” between Requiem and Omega group on Forsaken, which seems to take place in western Ukraine, where Omega has constructed a massive Aetherial portal. A recent teaser image shows the same facility in the “Redlight, Greenlight” campaign mission, giving fans a chance to revisit the iconic location.  The Cold War Zombies

New World Launch Day Patch Notes: Full List

Top GamesImage courtesy of Amazon GamesBefore you get deep into the world of Aeternum, New World has released its Launch Day Patch Notes. Here's the full list. The long awaited MMO from Amazon Games, New World, launches today. Many players will be eager to dive straight into this online open world, ready to start a brand new fantasy adventure. With its player base already brewing, it's likely that we'll be seeing a lot of New World in the coming months. With the open beta all wrapped up, the game was

How to enable Streamer Mode in New World

New World is finally here and players are not hopping into the game for the first time without fear of progress being reset. After two massively successful beta tests the full game has launched and along with its launch was a list of changes to the game made for the launch. Amongst the countless bug fixes was the addition of a new Streamer Mode that wasn’t present during either beta phase. New World encourages players to play amongst communities and for streamers, this means that teaming up alongside their viewers

What New World server is Asmongold in

New World is almost here and players will be looking to decide on the right server for them and their friends to group up and adventure together. When making this decision you’ll likely want to know what the server population will look like or if there are any large streamers joining in on the action. One of the biggest names on Twitch when it comes to MMOs is Asmongold. The streamer has amassed a huge following both on Twitch and YouTube which will surely become an army to reckon with

New World Interactive Map Tools Help Players Explore Aeternum While Offline

Top GamesNew World has inspired a handful of interactive map tools to help players navigate the expansive MMO world. / Amazon GamesNew World has inspired a handful of interactive map tools to help players navigate the expansive MMO world. Interactive Maps aren't a new tool for most MMO players. Even recent titles like Genshin Impact have their own assortment of map websites with filters for quests, nodes, and everything in between. Now, New World has joined that group, and has its own maps ready ahead of the game's launch. Below,

AiAi is coming to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout on Sept. 30 in new Super Monkey Ball crossover

Sega is partnering with Mediatonic to release some Super Monkey Ball content for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.  The main monkey, AiAi, will be making a bean-shaped appearance starting on Sept. 30 as part of the Super Monkey Ball 20th anniversary celebration.  [embedded content] On top of promoting the release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania on Oct. 5, this crossover also fits Fall Guy’s jungle-themed season five. This season has included multiple original costumes, games, and even a separate crossover with Disney’s The Jungle Book.  This also isn’t the first

How to Reset Skills in Diablo 2 Resurrected

Top GamesImage provided by Blizzard.Diablo II Resurrected is finally here, and players are happily reliving one of the greatest exploits in the series. For those who want to replay their completed adventures once more or try something new midway, here’s how to reset skills in Diablo II Resurrected.One of the biggest quality-of-life improvements Diablo II could implement is a more accessible way to reset skills, a sentiment echoed by the player base itself. Diablo II Resurrected is a remake of the original PC game, so resetting skills remains a process

Weapon Preference for Necromancer in Diablo II: Resurrected

Top GamesImage courtesy of Blizzard EntertainmentRaise the dead back into the mortal realm. Here's the best weapon to use as a Necromancer in Diablo II: Resurrected.The Necromancer class in Diablo II: Resurrected is exactly what you'd expect. Using variations of magic and summoning, Necromancers will often be associated with some of the darker abilities. Summoning the dead and applying curses are just some of the ways you'll navigate Diablo with this particular class. Of course, in order to set yourself up for success, it's good to know what kind of