Apex Legends players are becoming cryptid hunters


Players who have been parachuting into free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends (Apelegs? Have we committed one way or the other on Apelegs yet?) have stumbled on something cute – a small plushie version of Nessie, hanging out in the water near Cascades.

Nessie may be hiding more secrets though, the devs have teased, leading to a fully fledged manhunt for the elusive cryptids.

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Competitive Tennis World Tour will take place alongside this summer’s French Open


Tennis World Tour esports is back for a second year, in the form of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas. It’s quite a name for a tournament – not only does it not really roll off the tongue, but I also spy a rogue capital S. This is especially interesting since the PR email I received says “e-sports,” with a small s but a wayward hyphen. Other terms used include “e-tennis,” “e-gaming,” and even “off-line.” At least it’s a consistent hyphen. Except in eSeries.

Look, here’s a trailer, which makes it seem like the objective in e-tennis is to smash as many windows as possible in the shortest amount of time:

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7 more games that could use a Geralt of Rivia guest appearance

I worry about Geralt. The Witcher series may be over for now, but this hasn’t stopped Geralt from taking odd jobs here and there, slaying beasts in Monster Hunter: World, or stabbing folks in Soul Calibur VI. Is Geralt getting adequate retirement benefits? Have witchers unionized yet? I hope he can get some rest, or at least find more contract work that doesn’t involve exterminating monsters all the time. Freelancing is tiring.

Here are seven games that need to be blessed by Geralt’s presence.

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Buy Jumpgrid today, loathe shapes for the rest of your life

Right. Let’s skip the quips, and leap directly into why you should buy Jumpgrid.

It’s a hyper-alluring shape-dodger vaguely in the vain of Super Hexagon, where death comes fast and respawns come faster. Each level is a three by three grid that somehow still leaves room for varied approaches, drawing on reflex and strategy both. It’s out right now, and only costs £4.

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The Joy Of playing Gandalf in The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King


Bear with me for a minute, and let me tell you about the greatest Lord Of The Rings game ever released. There have been myriad games based on Tolkien’s work, most of which weren’t very good. Some more recent efforts include
War In The North and Shadow Of Mordor. I liked the latter a lot, but the fact remains that there is one game to rule them all.

I first played The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King back in 2003, when I was eight years old and no taller than a hobbit. My PC at the time wasn’t much better at running games than a calculator would be, but that didn’t matter to me because I got to play as Gandalf.

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