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Minecraft Gets Four-Day Dance Festival Electric Blockaloo Starring Diplo

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Fortnite has held several virtual concerts inside its battle royale mode over the last few months as players stay sheltered at home, and Minecraft is getting in on the fun as well with a massive dance music festival. Electric Blockaloo is a four-day event that will feature some of the biggest stars of the electronic dance music genre, including Diplo and A-Trak.

Running from June 25 through June 28, the Electric Blockaloo festival will be available across both the Bedrock version of Minecraft and the older Java version, meaning you can enjoy it regardless of system. Attendance is open to all 112 million active players, and those who don’t play the game will also be able to view the concert on separate livestreamed feeds from the official website.

Artists can sell tickets through their own links sent directly to fans, and there will be a 60/40 revenue split. More than 300 different artists are going to play over the course of the festival, and the play area itself includes a recreation of Dunder Mifflin’s building from The Office and The Gorge venue. There will be games available to play as well as prizes and Easter eggs.

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Mafia 3: Definitive Edition Files Reveal A Berlin Map From A Cancelled Project

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Mafia III: Definitive Edition, the newly released version of Mafia III that includes all of the game’s DLC, seems to include a new asset within it. Files have been discovered within the game that show off a map of Berlin, and although it’s missing textures, the full town map seems to be in there.

On YouTube, Sliderv2 has posted a video (as seen on Resetera) exploring the map as Mafia III protagonist Lincoln Clay, showing it from both the air and ground. While the video does not explain how the map was accessed, it lines up with earlier reports about a cancelled game by developer Hanger 13.

A 2018 report on Kotaku about the developer outlined their plans for a new game, Rhapsody, which would be an 80s-set spy game that saw you playing a Russian Jew out for revenge for the murder of their parents.

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EA Will Remain The Exclusive Developer Of NFL Simulation Games For Years To Come

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EA Sports and the NFL are going to extend their deal to keep making more Madden games for years to come. That’s according to a report from Sports Business Daily and information from Albert Breer of MMBQ (see the tweet below). They both say the NFL owners will vote this week to give EA exclusive rights to making simulation football games through the 2025 season. According to the reports, the new deal could extend to the 2026 NFL season if the game series reaches “certain revenue goals.”

The deal between EA and the NFL will also reportedly give the game developer non-exclusive rights to arcade-style NFL games in addition to “embedded companion apps/modes.” EA’s deal with the NFL is currently set to expire at the end of the 2021 season.

This new deal comes not long after the NFL and Take-Two reached their own deal for non-simulation NFL games. 2K’s first new NFL game under its own contract won’t be released for some time. EA remains the only company that can develop officially licensed simulation football games.

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Minecraft Dungeons – Essential Tips And Tricks For Starting

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Minecraft Dungeons is the latest adventure from Minecraft creator Mojang, and introduces a new spin on the classic Minecraft formula. Instead of tasking you with crafting structures from a variety of block types in first person, it asks you to roam a variety of dungeons in third-person view, defeating enemies along the way in order to reach the nefarious Arch-Illager’s castle and take him down once and for all.

Although Minecraft Dungeons is not the most difficult game, there are definitely some things you should take on board before booting it up–especially so if you’re a Minecraft fan who hasn’t got a lot of experience with dungeon-crawlers. Luckily, we’ve compiled a handy, spoiler-free guide for you to bring you up to speed while you’re waiting for Minecraft Dungeons to install.

In this guide, you’ll find the essential tips and tricks that we gleaned from our time playing the game. Once you think you’ve got a handle on the basics, stay tuned for more guides focussed on things like how the enchantment system works in Minecraft Dungeons. If this is the first you’ve heard about the Minecraft spinoff game and you have unanswered questions, consider reading our article that collates everything you need to know about Minecraft Dungeons.

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