Wrestlemania 37: Huge Thunderstorm In Tampa Leads Twitter To Make Jokes, Vince McMahon Memes

Wrestlemania 37: Huge Thunderstorm In Tampa Leads Twitter To Make Jokes, Vince McMahon Memes

Wrestlemania 37 faced a possible delay from a huge thunderstorm that rolled into Tampa early Saturday evening. Fans were reporting and tweeting about having to relocate and getting weather alerts while entering Raymond James Stadium.Eventually, fans were allowed back in, and as the saying goes, the show must go on. However, WWE fans and even some personnel had some fun in the meantime trying to make the most out of this dreary situation.The scenes inside Raymond James Stadium at the height of the storm that has been passing through Tampa 😬 #WrestleMania [via @SimonTHFC9983] pic.twitter.com/S414ZhZPq6 — GiveMeSport WWE & Wrestling (@GMS_WWE) April 10, 2021Vince McMahon beat God in a wrestling match in 2006 (i think that was the year), and son of a bitch, Vince did again. Lightning storm in Tampa? Vanished. — Devin Thee Stallion (@Dvonheat) April 10, 2021As far the storm goes in Tampa, I think this is God’s way of sayin that he really wants to see The Undertaker wrestle at #WrestleMania — WellsMania Podcast (@WellsMania) April 10, 2021Vince handling the storm in Tampa. @SimpsonsWWE #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/VjtWpO9HCh — Euge (@fewgene) April 10, 2021Of course, WWE producer Hurricane Shane Helms having the most fun and still on the clock.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Wrestlemania 37 Was Delayed Due to Thunderstorm

Wrestlemania 37 Was Delayed Due to Thunderstorm

Update: Wrestlemania had been delayed to inculcate weather. After WWE Chairman Vince McMahon came out to welcome back fans and was supposed to start the show after America The Beautiful, fans inside the Raymond James Stadium were asked to come back inside. This is the first time in Wrestlemania, and maybe WWE history, that there’s been a rain delay for a live event. There was a Monday Night Raw that was canceled years back with a blizzard that rolled into Denver, but never with fans actively at a pay-per-view.After the delay was confirmed, they cut to various superstars cutting promos and hyping up their respective matches, including Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley who even said that if the match has to be fought backstage, they’ll do it. Around 8:30 PM ET, the promo package for Lashley vs. McIntyre began playing, as the severe weather has passed.Original story: Wrestlemania 37 faced a possible delay from a huge thunderstorm that rolled into Tampa early Saturday evening. Fans were reporting and tweeting about having to relocate and getting weather alerts while entering Raymond James Stadium.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Wrestlemania 37 Night 1 Results, Review, And Recap

Wrestlemania 37 Night 1 Results, Review, And Recap

WWE’s Wrestlemania 37 will be the biggest PPV event for the company throughout 2021. Numerous championships will be defended, feuds will come to an end, and the walking BBQ zombie The Fiend will get revenge on Randy Orton–as Orton set The Fiend on fire months ago. Like last year, Wrestlemania 2021 will be a two-night event, taking place tonight and on Sunday. Check out the live results for the show and reviews of each match from Night 1, as they happen below.Months of preparation, story building, and production design have gone into this year’s Wrestlemania, which takes place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This is the home of the NFL team the Buccaneers, so hopefully, WWE puts the giant pirate ship inside the stadium to good use–because why wouldn’t you? In the US, if you want to watch Wrestlemania, you’ll need to be signed up for a premium Peacock account, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.As Wrestlemania 37 is a two-night event, the 14 matches for the PPV have been split between the two nights. On Night 1, there will be three championship matches. And the rumor is that Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair will be the main event of the evening. However, we’ll have to wait and see if that’s true. Check out the Night 1 match card below.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Outriders Crossplay is Now Fully Functional Across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

Outriders Crossplay is Now Fully Functional Across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

Outriders has confirmed that crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC is once again fully functional, and it has also confirmed that it is hard at work on resolving the inventory wiping bug that is plaguing many players and that a restoration event in the near future is set to bring back what was lost. Crossplay was turned off during Outriders’ rocky launch, but the latest patch that has now been deployed to all platforms will now allow friends to play together no matter where they choose to play. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/09/outriders-review-in-progress”] As for the inventory wipe bug, this patch was supposed to greatly reduce its occurrence, but it appears that it actually caused an increase in reports. Square Enix shared a note on Reddit, confirming that the team is “investigating it urgently,” and that it is planning a one-off mass restoration that will bring back most of the lost gear. While no date was given, it is hoping to take palce in “the coming week(s),” and will be additive to your inventory, meaning nothing will be replaced. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/07/outriders-playstation-vs-xbox-vs-pc-performance-review”] This restoration event will only restore the most valuable tiers of items lost, like Epics and Legendaries, and will most likely not restore an inventory full of blue gear. Furthermore, restored items may not have the exact same stats as those lost, but they should be comparable. Items that were acquired before an autosave could occur will unfortunately not be restored, and any individual restorations that are missed, or occur in the future, will be able to be addressed by Square Enix on “an ad hoc basis.” The Accolades Wipe issue is also something the team hopes to address in a similar restoration event or on a one-by-one basis, but these issues are more complicated and will take a bit more time. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”legacyId=20097714&captions=true”] These issues and more have led to the developers awarding any player who tried Outriders in the game’s first two weeks a Community Appreciation Package. For more on Outriders, check out our Review in Progress and 19 essential tips and tricks as you get started. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Epic Is Losing Hundreds of Millions As it Battles Steam

Epic Is Losing Hundreds of Millions As it Battles Steam

Epic is set to lose at least $330 million in its battle to gain market share from Steam, mainly due to it offering exclusive games and free titles on its Epic Games Store. As reported by PC Gamer, Epic’s legal fight with Apple has given us insight into how much Epic is spending to build up the Epic Games Store, including that it committed around $444 million to exclusivity deals in 2020 alone. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/13/fortnite-1984-apple-parody-video-short”] This money was spent on “minimum guarantees” for games that are exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a year. Since these games will not appear on Steam, Epic is offering these guarantees as advances to publishers whether or not their games sell enough to cover it. For example, Epic paid 505 Games $10.45 million for Control exclusivity back in 2019. In Epic’s end-of-year report, Epic confirmed that players spent $700 million on the Epic Games Store in 2020, but these third-party games only accounted for $265 million of that total. This reveals that Epic has yet to earn back the $444 million in advances to these third-party publishers and, even though some of these deals are surely for games in the future, Apple claims Epic is going to lose “at least $330 million in unrecouped costs from minimum guarantees alone,” if 2019’s deals are thrown in as well. Apple’s projections, which can be seen here, hint that, when factoring in exclusives and all other expenses, the Epic Games Store may lose somewhere below $600 million in total by the end of 2021. It also suggests that the Epic Games Store will not be profitable until 2027. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=games-that-came-back-from-the-brink-of-disaster&captions=true”] These estimates from Apple are from its summary of the arguments it plans to bring to court in May 2021 as it defends itself against Epic’s antitrust complaint. Epic has already responded to these findings, and it shared that it expects the Epic Games Store to start earning annual profits in 2023. Furthermore, while Apple claims Epic is “losing money,” Epic claims it is “investing money,” and that this and its 12% revenue share are all part of the plan to take on the behemoth that is Steam. “EGS is not yet profitable at its current scale and stage of development because it has front-loaded its marketing and user acquisition costs to gain market share,” reads Epic’s filing, citing CEO Tim Sweeney. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/13/apple-removes-fortnite-from-ios-app-store”] Epic…
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Daily Deals: 10% Savings Across The Amazon Warehouse, Discounted Preorder For Ask Iwata Hardcover Book

Daily Deals: 10% Savings Across The Amazon Warehouse, Discounted Preorder For Ask Iwata Hardcover Book

The deals are plentiful this Saturday! Best Buy has a great selection of items, including the Arozzi gaming chair and desk, both discounted to a nice price. The Amazon Warehouse 10% discount continues this weekend, and if you’re interested in some reading, the Satoru Iwata novel that details his life is about to release, but if you order it now you can save a few dollars along the way. 10% Off Select Amazon Warehouse Video Games, Electronics, and More Score an extra 10% discount on select items at the Amazon Warehouse. The following rules apply: The item must be sold by Amazon Warehouse, not a 3rd party marketplace vendor All eligible items will mention “Save 10% at checkout” in green text on the product page For many of the items, you can choose Acceptable, Good, Very Good, or Like New condition items. If you really want something and a particular condition item is out of stock, check another condition’s stock before moving on. Amazon Warehouse inventory is strictly based on what’s available at the moment, so when something goes out of stock, it may come back later in the day. You can get a nice discount on next gen controllers, gaming peripherals, monitors, routers, and more. We’ve teased out some of the interesting ones below. Extra 10% Off at Amazon Warehouse More Deals for April 10 [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-april-10-2021″] More Video Game Deals [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-games-roundup”]
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Sony's London Studio Is Hiring For PS5 Game, But Is It VR?

Sony's London Studio Is Hiring For PS5 Game, But Is It VR?

Sony’s London Studio has often worked on accessory-based games for PlayStation systems, and its recent efforts have been on PlayStation VR. Now, it appears the studio is gearing up for a PS5 project that’s going to have online play, but it’s not clear if it will be a VR game. A listing on the studio’s site says it needs an online gameplay designer who will work on a PS5 project. The listing specifically mentions online multiplayer, as well as working with narrative and mission leads, so there will apparently be some sort of story content that could work alongside the multiplayer. The specifics on what kind of game it is are otherwise pretty much nonexistent, however.We do know that London Studio is working on making VR content work for PS5, at least as far as past games go. A patch released shortly after the PS5’s launch added improvements to Blood & Truth, which originally launched for PS4’s PSVR. It added higher frame rates and resolutions as well as better textures while still using the original headset and an adapter on the new console. Continue Reading at GameSpot
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