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Xbox Game Pass teases Disney+ collab with cryptic Mandalorian post

Published: 8/Nov/2020 20:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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Xbox seem to be hinted at some sort of collaboration between Game Pass and Disney+ by including hit Star Wars spinoff show, The Mandalorian, in a mysterious new post.

Microsoft’s mega game service, Game Pass, grants users access to multiple games for a single monthly subscription. The system launched in 2017 and has over fifteen million subscribers as of September 2020.

As the next-generation Xbox Series S and X consoles launch on November 10, it’s likely that Game Pass subscribers will increase in a big way and things could be getting even more ridiculous in the near future.

In a tweet on November 8, the service’s official Twitter account posted a picture of The Mandalorian and The Child, known by fans as Baby Yoda from Season 2, Episode 2. “All we’re gonna say is that we’re not posting The Mandalorian and The Child for no reason,” they captioned the photo.

 

What could this mean?

This has caused many users to think that Xbox is teaming up with Disney+ to offer its service for subscribers: “Playstation guy here, I’m going to make guess and say Disney+ will be free to Games Pass subscribers, if so that’s pretty cool.”

It’s also possible that the potential collaboration is just related to The Mandalorian and not Disney+ as a whole. Perhaps, Xbox Game Pass subscribers could be getting The Mandalorian packed in alone.

Others, however, believed that this could be a sign that a Mandalorian video game could be in the works and this post was done to tease that.

Mandalorian on a speeder bike
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The Mandalorian season 2 took Disney+ by storm.

If so, it wouldn’t be the first time a Mandalorian got a Star Wars video game. In 2002, Star Wars Bounty Hunter was released on the PlayStation 2 and Gamecube where players take on the role of Jango Fett.

Only time will tell what Xbox has cooking, but as we get closer to launch day for the Xbox Series, we can only expect big things from Microsoft in the upcoming console wars.

Apex Legends

Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven

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A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

Apex Legends Lifeline Cosplay
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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.

i GOT BAMBOOZLED BY A CARE PACKAGE from apexlegends

It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.