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Super Mario Bros battle royale coming soon on Nintendo Switch

Published: 3/Sep/2020 17:57

by Tanner Pierce


A new Mario battle royale game, called Super Mario Bros 35, has been announced by Nintendo during its surprise Direct, and it’ll be coming soon to the Switch.

The Mario franchise is timeless. While most franchises stay around for a few years, Mario has been such a classic icon that’s stayed in the spotlight for a while now.


While part of the reason is due to the character himself, the other is the fact that the franchise is able to easily adapt to the world and industry around it (with racing games like Mario Kart and mobile games Super Mario Run being obvious examples.)

Now, it seems like the franchise is about to dip its toes into another genre with the upcoming release of Super Mario Bros 35 on Nintendo Switch.

Super Mario Bros 35 will pit 35 players against each other in a Mario level.

The concept is relatively simple. According to Nintendo, 35 players will be tasked with completing the same Mario level as fast as they can. The last person to survive each level, wins.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a new battle royale without a twist. In addition to trying to avoid enemies in each level, enemies that you defeat in the level will be sent to other players, increasing the difficulty even more.

The news was announced during Nintendo’s surprise Mario-themed Direct, where they also revealed the highly anticipated Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, which includes remasters of Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy.


Super Mario Bros 35 release date

If you’re wondering when you can get your hands on the Super Mario Bros 35, the answer is a bit complicated. The good news is that it’s out on October 1, 2020, and will be available for free. The bad news is that it’s only available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, which is a bit of a shame.

In addition, the title will only be available until March 2021, a decision that Nintendo has yet to give a reason for. After that point, it will be removed from the Nintendo Switch eShop and will be completely unplayable, which is some pretty strange news.

Here’s hoping that Nintendo decides to reverse course and decides to keep the game available indefinitely, because restricting people to a couple of months isn’t the best idea and will only restrict player counts.


How to find & beat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact: best strategy

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:56

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re not prepared, Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact can mess your day up. They’re enormous, intimidating, and shoot homing missiles at you to boot. So, how do you defeat them? We’ve got everything you need to know so you can get the upper hand on these ruthless giants.

Genshin Impact is the latest craze to sweep 2020 by storm. First, we had Fall Guys, then Among Us, and now it’s miHoYo’s free-to-play action role-playing title. Fans are transported to the realm of Teyvat where they meet a whole host of characters who they can recruit to their team via gacha mechanics using real money.


The game is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its design, with players exploring its vast open-world to discover new locations, defeat enemies, find treasure, and more. One such foe you’ll encounter is the Ruin Guard – a scary-looking mechanical monster who can cause devastation if you don’t know what you’re doing. But that’s where we come in to help.

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The action RPG has a massive open world with lots to see and do.

Where to find Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

If you haven’t come across one on your travels yet, you’re lucky – they’re terrifying. It’s self-explanatory, but they can be found guarding ruins and treasure. This means if you want to get your hands on the goods, you’ve got to go through them first! Their loot can be pretty good though, so if you’re up for the challenge, it’s worth seeking them out.


The first Guard you’ll probably find yourself up against is the one at the Thousand Winds Temple in Mondstadt. The RPG’s story takes you there in the first couple of hours, so you don’t need to go out of your way to find it.

Once you’ve conquered that one, there’s another at Brightcrown Canyon – which is on the northeast coast of Cider Lake – and also one in the Stombearer Mountains. There are likely more in other regions of the world, but they’ve not been discovered yet at the time of writing.

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Amber is one of the characters you should use to defeat Ruin Guards.

How to defeat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

So, you’ve found yourself in a Guard’s path, whether that’s deliberately or not. It locks eyes with you, and starts to chase you down, sending homing missiles your way as you try and dodge the carnage… What do you do?! There’s actually a specific method to the madness, but we suggest you’re at least level 18 before taking it on.


If you look at the giant’s head, you’ll see a glowing orange eye – that’s where you want to strike. There’s also a similar area on its back as well, which is revealed when it stops to ready the explosives it sends your way. In this case, you’ll want to play as an archer character to make hitting those critical spots a lot easier.

Amber is great for this, and you get her early on in the main story campaign so there’s no worries about not having someone on hand who can wield a bow and arrow. Fischl and Venti can also be used if you’ve been lucky enough to recruit them via the Wish mechanic.

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Ruin Guards put up a fight, so make sure you’re stocked up with healing items.

Once you’ve struck the monster at its weak points enough times, it’ll fall to the ground and this is when you’ll want to switch to a melee fighter and hack away at it with your sword or claymore. It’s also a good opportunity to unleash special attacks for maximum damage.


Do this enough times, and you’ll eventually win the battle. A nearby treasure chest will unlock too, handing you some sweet items as a reward. The mechanical beast might seem intimidating, but with some patience and a good battle strategy, you’ll soon reign victorious.