Cricket 19 Arrives Late Next Month

Melbourne-based sports game studio Big Ant has announced that Cricket 19 will be available from May 28, just over two months from the first ball of the 2019 Ashes series (which starts on August 1).

Cricket 19 was announced in early March and promises to build on 2017’s popular Ashes Cricket. Cricket 19 will feature all formats of the sport, men’s and women’s teams, all host venues, plus the 2019 Ashes, fully licensed for both Australia and England. It’s also set to include a “deeper and more narrative-driven” career mode, a world championship tournament, and a scenario mode which will allow us to recreate and share classic matches.

“Big Ant Studios games have always been known for deep customisation and flexibility,” said Big Ant Studios CEO Ross Symons in a statement. “With Cricket 19 we take this to the next level, with even more gameplay modes, more options, more ways to play and much more customisation.”

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Destiny 2 Arbalest Guide: How To Get The Revelry’s Exotic Gun Fast

The Arbalest is the latest Exotic to pop up in Destiny 2–and the last of the Season of the Drifter. It’s comes as part of the Revelry event, and is earned through completing Triumphs tied to the event and its new activity, the Verdant Forest. Like the other Exotics that come from lengthy quests, it requires a fair bit of grinding to get to the reward.

While you’ll need to spend some time blasting through the Verdant Forest and working on other activities to get your Arbalest, that doesn’t mean it has to take you until the end of the Revelry on May 7 to get it. There are 10 Triumphs to earn in the Revelry, but you only need seven of them to unlock your Arbalest. With the right approach, you can knock out the Triumphs relatively quickly, provided you know what you’re doing.

Here’s how you can knock out the Revelry Triumphs most quickly, and grab your Arbalest with the least pain and grinding.

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Visit Eva Levante

Your quest for Arbalest starts when you visit Eva Levante at the Tower. She’ll give you the Reveler’s Tonic, which gives you special perks when you spend a new item called Reveler’s Essence that drops in various activities. She’ll also send you to fight through the Verdant Forest, a new version of the Infinite Forest.

Start by completing your first run in the Verdant Forest–it doesn’t matter how well you do, but clearing all five bosses at the end can get you some of the Revelry armor set, which you want–then head back to Eva. Once you do, she’ll offer you weekly and daily bounties. You’ll need them to get your Arbalest as quickly as possible.

Clear Some Strikes

You’ll be doing a bunch of Verdant Forest runs, but first you might want to complete Eva’s weekly bounties, because they drop Inaugural Revelry armor. Wearing pieces of that armor set (and the Vernal Growth set you can get from Eververse) increases the effectiveness of your Reveler’s Tonic perks. Once you get four of them, bosses you kill in the Verdant Forest will start to count toward your Budding Fashion Triumph, so getting the armor earlier is better.

While you’re running Strikes, activate the grenade or melee perks with your Reveler’s Tonic. That’ll make your grenade or melee abilities recharge super quickly–like once every two or three seconds. As you’re running Strikes, use your abilities constantly; kills with grenades will count toward your Fireworks Triumph, and melee kills count toward the Melee Mayhem Triumph. You’ll need to finish five Strikes to complete the bounty, and that should be plenty to get you the kills you need for one or both of the Triumphs as well.

When you’re not getting grenade kills, focus on precision kills. They have a chance of generating extra Super orbs thanks to the Revelric Light perk from the Revelry, and count toward another weekly bounty. Use those orbs to rack up as many Super kills as you can in every activity you do, since they all count toward the Super Celebratory Triumph.

Get Competitive

The same thinking about Strikes applies to Crucible or Gambit matches. You’ll probably want to go with Gambit, as it’ll give you more opportunities to generate Orbs of Light, snag grenade and melee kills, and get Super kills. You’ll need to complete five matches to clear the weekly bounty and unlock another piece of Revelry gear. Snag enough precision kills between Strikes and Competitive matches and you’ll finish another weekly bounty to gain a third piece of Inaugural Revelry armor.

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Wear Your Revelry Armor To The Verdant Forest

Now you’re ready for some Verdant Forest runs. Wear any Inaugural Revelry armor you’ve got, including the Vernal Growth armor from Eververse–both sets together seem to count toward the Budding Fashion Triumph. Your goal in the Verdant Forest is to clear as many branches as you can before the timer runs out, because more branches means more time for the boss fight at the end. You’ll face five bosses in the final encounter, and if you can defeat all of them, you’ll get a Powerful drop that often includes more Revelry armor.

As you fight through the Verdant Forest, try to get as far as you can (use our guide to help), but focus on precision kills and Supers to generate as many Orbs of Light as possible. The goal is to clear out the Verdant Light Events Triumph, which requires you to earn 200 orbs in the Verdant Forest or in Black Armory forges. You’ll also get through the Spring Cleaning Triumph, which needs 50 cleared branches to unlock, but that should be doable in two or three runs with a decent team.

When you get to the boss fight section, killing three bosses in one go will get you the Spring Hunt Triumph; killing 20 bosses with four pieces of Revelry armor on unlocks the Budding Fashion Triumph.

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After that, it’s just grinding: get Super kills to finish off the Super Celebratory Triumph; grenade kills and melee kills in Strikes and Competitive matches for the Fireworks Triumph and Melee Mayhem Triumph; and 50 branches for the Verdant Light Events Triumph. In total, with five Strikes, five Competitive matches, and anywhere between four and eight or so Verdant Forest runs, Arbalest should be yours.

Arbalest is a pretty sick weapon if you use it right. It’s a lot like the Queenbreaker linear fusion rifle, but it’s a kinetic weapon, rather than a power weapon. It does a ton of damage when you hit enemies in the head, and it does bonus damage when you use it to break shields. The only drawback is that it doesn’t carry much ammo, so make sure you use it wisely.

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Get A Used Nintendo Switch For $210, And More Gaming Deals From Amazon’s Huge Sale (US)

Earth Day is quickly approaching–it’s next Monday, April 22, in case you didn’t know–and in the spirit of reuse and avoiding waste, Amazon is offering 20% off used PS4, Switch, and Xbox One games, consoles like the Nintendo Switch, wireless controllers, PC gaming accessories, and more this week. Because they’re used, many of these products are already discounted, so there are some pretty decent deals with the additional markdown.

The 20% off discount will be applied automatically during checkout–you’ll be able to see the reduction when you get to the Shipping & Payment portion. And if you have Prime, you’ll get free two-day shipping as usual. While used, the products are all in “good,” “very good,” or “like new” condition and are shipped and sold by Amazon, so you can rest assured the deals are legit.

It’s a good time to pick up a Nintendo Switch, as you can grab one here for around $210. There’s an excellent price on the HTC VIVE VR system, which generally sells for $500 but is available here for $338. Used Xbox wireless controllers are available for well under $40 in multiple colors, with the white version selling for just $27. Meanwhile, you can pick up a black DualShock 4 wireless controller for only $34.

There are quite a few used games to pick from in this sale, but the highlights include a Bayonetta 2 + Bayonetta bundle for Switch for about $33, Kingdom Hearts III for $26 on PS4 and $28 for Xbox One, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee for $34 and Let’s Go, Pikachu for $38, God of War for $21, and Fallout 76 for the record-low price of $15.37 on PS4.

The Amazon Warehouse Earth Week sale is running now through April 22.

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See some of our gaming-related picks from the sale below–we’ve already calculated the 20% off discount for you so you can see the price that will show up at checkout.

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Swamp Thing Revealed in First Look at the DC Streaming Show

DC has revealed the first look at the titular Swamp Thing in its upcoming DC Universe original series of the same name.

While but a glimpse, we do get to finally see the Swamp Thing as he rises from the water, red eyes and all.

Swamp Thing will be released on DC Universe on May 31, 2019, and a recent report has said that the planned 13 episode season has now been cut down to 10, with production reportedly set to shut down after the tenth episode.

Swamp Thing will be one of the many original live-action TV series that were created specifically for DC Universe that include Titans, Doom Patrol, and Stargirl. Titans is even getting ready to add Batman into its second season, along with Deathstroke and Superboy.

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