Djokovic: ‘He Played A Perfect Match’

Novak Djokovic entered the Roland Garros final against Rafael Nadal with a wealth of experience and form, having beaten the Spaniard in 14 of their most recent 18 ATP Head2Head matches. But despite all his past success against the five-time year-end World No. 1 and his 37-1 record this year heading into the final, he could not match Nadal’s level on Court Phillipe-Chatrier.

“He’s phenomenal,” said Djokovic. “He played a perfect match, especially in the first two sets. The third set I managed to come back. I found my groove on the court. Then [there were a] couple of close games. [I] had my chances, didn’t use them. He closed out the match. That’s it. He was the far better player on the court today and absolutely deserved to win.”

Nadal charged through the opening two sets with the loss of just two games and held off a late comeback … Read the rest

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Showcases Reveals Updates to Perks, Maps, & More In New Video

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been in early access for a few months and TaleWorlds Entertainment has been very active in updating the game.

A new video released today showcases upcoming updates that the developers are planning to implement down the line.

We get to see additions to the growing perk trees that are being implemented as the early access progresses.

Another interesting element is new scenes for Imperial villages, alongside new maps for multiplayer.

You can check them all out below.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is currently available in early access via Steam and Epic Games Store. If you’re not familiar with the game, you can read an official description and check out the first video of the series,  the second, and the third.

“Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the eagerly awaited sequel to the acclaimed medieval combat simulator and role-playing game Mount

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Preview: Djokovic, Nadal Chase Grand Slam History At Roland Garros

When Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal step onto Court Philippe-Chatrier on Sunday, they will be contesting one of the most important matches in their storied ATP Head2Head rivalry.

The top two players in the FedEx ATP Rankings have battled for the biggest titles on the grandest stages in the sport since their first meeting at this event in 2006, but their eighth clash on the Parisian terre battue (Nadal leads 6-1) and their 56th ATP Head2Head encounter (Djokovic leads 29-26) has added importance. Both men are chasing Grand Slam history.

Here’s how to watch from 3pm CEST/9am EDT

On one side of the net, Djokovic is aiming to become the first man in the Open Era to win all four Grand Slam titles on multiple occasions. A win would also see him move just one major title away from Nadal and two behind record holder and 20-time Grand Slam … Read the rest

Party Animals Free Demo Reaches Over 100k Concurrent Steam Players

Party Animals, a game about cute animals wrestling and beating each other up, reached a concurrent player count of over 100,000 players with a free demo earlier today.

The game is a PC physics-based multiplayer brawler in the vein of Gang Beasts and Human Fall Flat where much of the fun is players flailing around while grabbing and fighting with other players or objects.

It was released as a free demo on Sunday, Oct. 4 and is featured in the Steam Games Festival: Autumn Edition, which showcases games scheduled to release later this year through May 2021 with free demos, livestreams, and developer Q&As.

According to SteamDB, the Party Animals demo reached a concurrent player peak of almost 70,000 on Thursday and Friday mornings around 10 a.m. ET.

The game hit its current peak of 108,764 around the same time earlier this morning, placing it in the top Read the rest

The History Of Djokovic & Nadal's Grand Slam Finals

In a rivalry that continues to set records, plenty of Grand Slam history will be on the line in Sunday’s Roland Garros final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic and Nadal have met in eight Grand Slam finals, with each great winning four times. But this result will shift the tide in the all-time battle for most major trophies.

Roger Federer leads the way with 20 titles, with Nadal (19) and Djokovic (17) right behind. If Nadal lifts a record 13th Coupe des Mousquetaires, he will tie Federer’s Grand Slam trophy count for the first time. If Djokovic emerges victorious, he will claw closer to both all-time greats and complete a second Career Grand Slam, which no other man has done in the Open Era. Roy Emerson and Rod Laver achieved that feat, but not entirely during the Open Era.

This will only be the pair’s second clash in … Read the rest

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Interview – Director Discusses Multiplayer, Music, & More

The remastered edition of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was released worldwide on Aug. 27 this year. It is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS, making it unique in comparison to the original only available for GameCube players. It’s an interesting mix of platforms, especially as players will now be able to experience this classic on mobile.

To learn more about what inspired the development of this remastered Crystal Chronicles, Twinfinite interviewed director Ryoma Araki.

Read on for the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles interview– you’ll learn some interesting details regarding the game’s multiplayer, and challenges faced by Square Enix.

Anna: What inspired Square Enix to bring Crystal Chronicles back in a remastered edition?

Ryoma Araki: The original FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES (FFCC) game was released the year I joined SQUARE ENIX. At that time, I had been creating a game for the Nintendo GameCube at … Read the rest

Preview: Tsitsipas Chasing ‘Something Spectacular’ Against Djokovic

When Stefanos Tsitsipas walks onto Court Philippe-Chatrier for his first Roland Garros semi-final, the World No. 6 will be attempting to make the latest step in his rise to prominence on the ATP Tour.

Two years ago, the Greek announced his arrival with his first trophy in Stockholm and a title run at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. Tsitsipas built on his 2018 campaign by starting the 2019 season with a first major semi-final appearance at the Australian Open and ended the year by lifting the biggest title of his career at the Nitto ATP Finals. On Friday, he will attempt to achieve another milestone moment in his career by reaching his maiden Grand Slam final.

“It’s a dream, of course… I [have] expected since a young age to potentially triumph at these Grand Slams. I’m happy that I’m able to be in a position where I am … Read the rest

New Microsoft Flight Simulator Update Coming Next Week; Video Teases Aerosoft’s CRJ & MOre

Today Microsoft and Asobo released a new development update of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Within the update we learn that the next patch will be released on October 13.

It’ll bring the following changes:

  • Bug fixes (VFR Map, Avionics black screen, etc.)
  • Navigation data updates
  • UI updates
  • Aerodynamics updates
  • Activity updates
  • Marketplace updates
  • World updates

On top of that, we get a video focusing on one of the biggest third-party developers working on the game, Aerosoft.

Within the video, we get to see a new tease of the developer’s promising Bombardier CRJ line.

On top of that, we also hear that Aerosoft plans to release plenty of airports, including Brussels, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Barcelona, and “many more.”

You can check out the video below.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our review that will tell you everything you need to know about … Read the rest

Tiafoe on Musetti: "We're Going To Have Many Battles For Years To Come."

When Frances Tiafoe and Lorenzo Musetti met in Forli, Italy, two weeks ago, the 22-year-old found himself under attack from the start.

Carrying the momentum from a breakthrough run at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome, the 18-year-old Musetti employed an all-out assault of backhand winners, drop shots and dominant serving. Tiafoe had no answer in what was his first clay-court match in more than a year.

Two weeks later, the Maryland native ensured that history wouldn’t repeat itself. Same stage, same round, same surface, different result. Tiafoe drew level with Musetti with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win in Parma on Wednesday. He needed one hour and 42 minutes to secure the second-round victory at the Internazionali di Tennis Emilia Romagna.

After their second ATP Challenger Tour encounter, Tiafoe was already looking ahead to what he expects will be a long rivalry.

“I’m happy I won this one, but … Read the rest

Check Out These Gorgeous Screenshots of Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s New Exotics

Destiny 2 continues to be one of the most beautiful games out there, even now over six years since the original game’s release. With a next-gen and a new expansion on the way, nothing appears to be stopping Destiny 2 from continuing to look objectively pretty.

The new exotics revealed today not only have very cool sounding perks, they are also among the prettiest and sickest added to the game so far.

All three classes are getting a new exotic helmet and gauntlet armor, and there are at least four new exotic weapons that will be obtainable as well. I’m not sure if any of them are tied to the raid, but if I had to take it guess it’s that Stasis-themed grenade launcher.

Although it’s definitely looks sweet, hopefully I’m wrong and there’s a yet to be revealed weapon out there because more is always better.

Anyway I’m getting … Read the rest