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Counterfeit Amiibo’s on the Rise

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Collectors Beware Counterfeit Amiibo's have Appeared

An in-depth report by Nintendo Inquirer shows that counterfeit Amiibo’s are popping up on the market in increasing numbers

When you have a product as successful as the Amiibo there’s always the chance that a group of people will try to take advantage of the situation by creating counterfeit versions. It happens with trading cards, toys, even digital content codes so it should come as no surprise that counterfeit Amiibo’s have come onto the scene. Adding a new layer of frustration to the lives of collectors who have already been fighting severe shortages while trying to complete their collection.

After contending with scalpers trying to cash in on the Amiibo craze by selling the rarest figures at ridiculous prices fans will be hit hard by the news of counterfeit Amiibo’s. No matter how they take the news, however, collectors need to know what to watch out for now that the fakes have appeared at various retailers and online. That’s why Nintendo Inquirer has put together an in-depth report on which Amiibo’s are being faked and the best way to tell them apart from the real deal.

According to the report from Nintendo Inquirer the first way to tell if your looking at one of the counterfeit Amiibo’s is the packaging. The fakes ship in boxes with nothing more than a picture and the figures name on the front that look nothing like the genuine article. Out of the packaging collectors will have to look at the figures closely to be able to tell the difference between a fake and the genuine article. Making sure that the paint, body posture, and materials all look the way that they should.

The four most heavily counterfeited Amiibo’s: Link, Samus, Mario, and Pikachu all have distinct differences from the figures they’re copying. Counterfeit Amiibo’s of Link and Mario for example use wrong color of paint coming out darker than the real figures. Mario’s fire ball and Link’s yellow stand are also cloudy in the counterfeit versions rather than transparent. The Samus and Pikachu counterfeit’s come closer to the real figures in color but their body shapes and stances give them away.

Now that the word is out about what to look for in the counterfeit versions of these Amiibo’s, new fakes might start to appear on the market. Collectors will have to be wary about where they buy their Amiibo’s from, checking out every figure in detail before they buy.

Source: [highlight]Nintendo Inquirer[/highlight]

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Metallica takes center stage on the battle arena of the Fortnite Festival, showcasing their musical prowess in an epic PVP showdown

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Metallica will be headlining the Battle Stage at the Fortnite Festival, and fans can look forward to an epic performance later today, on the 13th of June. The entire lineup of the legendary heavy metal band has been transformed into digital avatars for the ever-growing gaming platform. Fans can now enjoy their greatest hits and even engage in a thrilling musical player-versus-player game mode.

The collaboration between Metallica and Fortnite marks the start of Fortnite Festival Season 4, featuring an exciting lineup of six Metallica songs, such as “Enter Sandman,”  “Fuel,”  and “Ride the Lightning.”. Additional songs will be introduced as the season progresses. By choosing Epic’s premium Festival Pass, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock all four Metallica band members as playable skins. How about a showdown between Lars Ulrich and Goku?

The aspect that captures our attention is the 16-player musical battle royale. The Battle Stage offers a challenging experience that pushes players to their limits, requiring both physical stamina and a captivating stage presence. Players will find themselves immersed in the intense energy of the four tracks playing simultaneously. Perform with skill, and you can unleash powerful bursts of musical energy, causing less talented individuals to falter and be defeated, with the ultimate victor being crowned the Master of Puppets (most likely).

In addition to that, Metallica will be making an appearance at the Rocket Racing tent, complete with a specially designed track, car, and LEGO replicas of the band members. Is there anything more intense than that?

Do you enjoy Metallica’s music? Could anyone have predicted that the band would rise to prominence in a video game primarily aimed at a younger audience who may not be familiar with their music? And now, let’s turn our attention to the comments section below.

 

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Star Wars Outlaws PS5 Demo Falls Short of Delivering the Full Experience, According to Critic

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Star Wars Outlaws, although it appeared visually stunning during Ubisoft’s livestream earlier this week, has received some criticism for feeling somewhat outdated. A preview unfavorably compared the release to Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the PS Vita exclusive spin-off that was launched in 2011. However, according to the creative director, the sampler is merely a small taste of what the full experience has to offer.

“When entering a show of this nature, where you’re finalizing a game’s production, you’re faced with numerous decisions. Our producer limited us to just one demo for all the shows we would attend throughout the year, such as Gamescom and Comic-Con,” Julian Gerighty explained in an interview with VGC.

He explained that the events are designed to cater to both consumers and journalists. To ensure an engaging experience, they opted for a 20-minute format that offers a diverse range of content and showcases different game systems. However, they intentionally avoided showcasing the open-world experience at this particular event, as they plan to unveil it during the studio tour and preview event. This will be a brief overview, more of an appetizer than a full meal when it comes to the game.

According to Gerighty, the developer Massive Entertainment has crafted a highly engaging game, with only a portion of its greatness showcased here.

Admittedly, the comments do make sense. It’s common knowledge that creating demos requires a significant amount of the team’s focus. If a game plans to showcase itself at consumer conventions, it can’t just offer a short gameplay experience of two or three hours. That simply won’t suffice when attendees are patiently waiting in line. This seems to be just a subpar demo, which is unfortunate. However, it may not be something to worry too much about in the end.

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The Sky Breaker Pierce DLC for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora comes out in July for PS5

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Ubisoft has given us our first look at The Sky Breaker, the first DLC story pack for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. In it, a strange shadow will appear in the sky and threaten the Na’vi clans, who just can’t seem to get a break. It comes out next month on PS5, on July 16th.

A new part of the Upper Plains called “The Heart of the Plains” can be reached by taking the Sky Breaker. Some well-known biomes have changed into new types, and there are also many new ones. Of course, the RDA has also sent out new types of enemies, so you need to be careful. The good news is that not everything is bad. During the Na’vi Festival of Games, players can look forward to timed tasks that are a little less scary. Secrets of the Spires, another story pack, is still planned to be added to the game at some point.

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