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Java Edition 1.17 added in raw metals into Minecraft. This is a major change to various versions, metal blocks would drop metal blocks, not raw ore. The Fortune and Silk Touch enchantments now work on the Iron, Copper and Gold blocks which drop ore now instead of the blocks themselves. This ore can be smelted with one fuel and one ore to make one ingot, just as you can with the blocks. That means with Fortune III you can get up to 4 (the average being 2.2) ores per metal block. Which is a nice change as it makes farming these materials a lot easier compared to before. So when you destroy an Iron, Copper or Gold block (or their deepslate variants) without Silk Touch, you’ll get something called “Raw Iron” or “Raw Copper” or “Raw Gold.” It works the same way as the blocks in crafting, but of course…

When we consider the power of gaming one of the things we don’t consider often is its ability to be extremely inclusive and allow for a wide swath of people from the full spectrum of socioeconomic statuses to enter into a video gaming career. Due to the nonstandard approach and ease of entry into the streaming space and just playing, becoming a professional eSports player is “easier” than ever. “Easier” of course being in quotations because it’s not “easy” as in you can just start day one and begin as a professional eSports player. No, the “easy” part is the materials for getting started. The rest of it is up to the skills of a player. You, your child or your young adult may be interested in being an eSports professional. Wearing a jersey, being on stage in front of a large crowd (or viewers at home) and basking in…

The SMITE Arena is the 5 v 5 single lane brawl, except unlike most ARAM modes you can pick any hero and build any team. It’s a ton of fun because it removes the jungle, multiple lanes and other mechanics and brings it down to an all out brawl of the gods in an arena with the only other mechanic being buffs. This guide will explain how the mode works and how you can play smart to pull ahead and win. Titan Forged Studios (Hi-Rez) have a good tutorial video that explains the basics (above) but we go a bit more in detail. Check out our SMITE Tier List to help pick the best gods to win. How The Game Mode Works So each side picks five heroes. The game will generally suggest a mix of tanks and magic/physical damage, but you can configure your team however you want. Once…

So you’ve just started the new expansion (WoW: Shadowlands) and everyone else has months of Renown and you’ve just hit max level. Maybe you’ve taken a break for awhile and your friends haven’t caught up with you yet. It was super frustrating for me too, at the start of the expansion because it felt like I had to do everything to catch my renown up each week and it was pretty fatiguing. Except the good news is that you don’t have to do every renown quest every week if you don’t want to and if you start later in the expansion, you’ll still be able to farm your way to everyone’s current level. It’s very simple: How to Catch Up To catch your renown up just do anything in the game that rewards you something. Covenant Callings, Battlegrounds, Dungeons, world bosses (once per week), various weekly quests, etc. Most of…

SMITE is bigger than ever. Wielding one seriously dedicated and talented fan base, parent company Hi-Rez Studios recently launched SMITE into its sixth season. With the SMITE World Championship continuing to dish out massive $1 million prize pools, players are getting more and more hyped with each ensuing tournament. Just to spice things up more, the creative team behind the massive franchise continues to throw in new playable characters for gamers to enjoy. With that in mind, the time has come to take a look at the Game Truth original SMITE season 8 tier list. Tier List Descriptions Tier SS — These characters are brutally overpowered. Tier S+ — These gods are top tier, in that they are often first pick choices for their roles.Tier S — While somewhat less powerful than S+ tier characters, these gods are still highly suggested.Tier A+ — These gods are great, safe picks. While…

In Genshin Impact you can turn wishes into new characters and items. It’s sort of a gacha game but with really cute anime inspired characters. The hard thing is figuring out which characters to have on your team and which characters to bank. Plus you have to figure out who you want to invest in, give your best weapons, use in certain situations, etc. To help with that problem we have the below tier list which should give you an idea on who and what to prioritize on. You may more or less focus on just gaining new characters due to the randomness involved in Genshin Impact instead of focusing on gaining a specific one. You want to have one ranged (bow) user in your party. Healers are helpful, so are support, but you may also want to focus mostly on DPS. Remember that no list is going to ever…

Iron Harvest is a dieselpunk RTS based in an alternate 1930s where you get to ride around in giant diesel powered mechs which is pretty cool concept. This is more than welcome considering Rise of Nations was the last memorable steampunk RTS. The graphics, as you can see below are absolutely beautiful: It has a lot working for it. Good textures, very nice graphics and good gameplay built in. It’s actually something fun and unique for 2020. I’m not going to spoil the gameplay or nitpick the game mechanics, which I could do but that’s not really what my point is. The game is good enough that if this is your thing and you were to pick it up, you’d get your money out of it. If the aesthetic and the RTS genre is your thing you should snag it and enjoy the fact it’s something different. If you want…

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) has gotten a wave of folks to take up the $1 offer for Microsoft Game Pass today. The question is, outside of MSFS what else is there to play? Here’s seven suggestions focused mostly around recent releases. Remember you can get to the Game Pass via the Microsoft Store on your PC. They’re free to play as long as you maintain the subscription. Enjoy the below games and many more via the Game Pass which works on PC & Xbox One as well (which is super cool). This article also isn’t sponsored by Microsoft directly in anyway, the $1 one month trial I think is worth it for the service and if you don’t like it you can cancel, which is super fair for me. Touhou: Luna Nights An amazing Metroidvania game that is based on a popular bulletheck arcade style game. Very fun time control…

Murder by Numbers is a “nonogram,” “griddler” or “pixel puzzle” game mixed with a bit of visual novel style detective work. You can sum the entire game up by saying take a healthy dose of Picross and mix it with some Phoenix Wright and you now have an entirely new game. The comparison with Phoenix Wright starts and stops in the visual novel category, though. There is no in-depth investigation periods like in the Nonary Games or in Phoenix Wright. No courtroom trials like in Danganronpa or Phoenix Wright. There is pixel puzzles and a story and in a lot of ways, that’s fine. The gameplay loop is simple. There is a mystery to solve. You investigate by scanning a scene (you have a radar type mechanism to tell you where to go). When you’ve found something you’re thrown into a pixel puzzle which you solve and then obtain the…

Gulp is super hard, seriously. I almost went insane trying to beat him until I finally “got it.” The reason Gulp is so hard, compared to the rest of the games, is that his orb attack fires in front of you and in Reignited it’s very good at predicting what in front of you is. So here is how to beat him and not stress over the battle. Oh real quick, check out the cheat codes. 99 lives makes it easy to retry this battle. If you’ve 100% the game and are here for the achievement, use Superflame: https://twitter.com/SpyroTheDragon/status/1083067608881160200 How to Avoid the Charge Run right through him and to the left or right a bit, whatever is closer to being away from him. Don’t run away from him, just charge right at him. He’ll jump before you reach him and then you can just move left or right to…