What is Wordle and How to Play the Popular Game?

The online game with words that has conquered Twitter is called Wordle: we explain what it is, how it works and how to play!

If you frequent social networks, especially Twitter, you may have noticed that many of your contacts have started chirping strangely. Small squares of different colors, including green, yellow and gray, accompanied by the word Wordle: nothing strange, it’s just a new web game about words whose popularity has grown dramatically in recent weeks.

Wordle: what the word game is and how it works
Wordle is an online game based on words (come on!) Developed by Josh Wardle, a British programmer who had made himself famous in the past for creating the social experiments called Place and The Button for the Reddit platform.

Wordle how to play

How does it work? Each day, a five-letter word is chosen from a list of 2,315 English vocabulary words that players must guess within six attempts. At the end of each attempt, the chosen letter is colored differently depending on how close you are to the result:

Green: if the letter is correct and in the correct position
Yellow: if the letter is correct but not in the correct position
Gray: if the letter is not present in the word at all
The playful concept is inspired by the Lingo game show franchise, but also by the Jotto pen and paper game from 1955.

Wordle started out as a private game for Wardle and his wife, Palak Shah. In October 2021 the decision came to make it public after he had noticed the blockbuster received by relatives. In December 2021, it became a viral phenomenon on Twitter, rapidly spreading around the world. To date, it’s one of the most sought-after curiosities on the net, with over 2 million people having at least given it one try.

Pokémon Unite reaches 50 million downloads, free bonuses for everyone

Through the official Pokémon Unite Twitter account, TiMi Studios announced that its MOBA has reached 50 million downloads worldwide. To celebrate this impressive milestone, the developers will be giving away a bonus to all players, consisting of 2,000 Heos tickets.

Arrived on Nintendo Switch last July and subsequently on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Pokémon Unite has therefore managed to exceed 50 million users in practically less than six months, an all in all remarkable milestone. Not surprisingly, among other things, the game was crowned as the best of 2021 of the Google Play Store Awards.

As mentioned at the beginning, to celebrate the milestone reached, all players will receive 2,000 Heos tickets. To redeem them, just log into Pokémon Unite between Thursday 9 December and 31 January 2022. The tickets in question, for the uninitiated, are used to purchase items, such as clothing and accessories for the virtual avatar and tools to be assigned to Pokémon which have various effects in battle.

This is not the only gift coming for Pokémon Unite players. From December 9th they will be able to get the Pokémon Tsareena and other Heos tickets for free to celebrate the award won by the game at the Google Play Store’s Best of 2021.

Star Wars Hunters, gameplay & the Skills of Each character

Zynga has released the first gameplay trailer for Star Wars: Hunters, a new free-to-play multiplayer game inspired by the Star Wars universe and coming to Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS.

After the animated trailer for Star Wars: Hunters released in September, today’s video, which you can admire in the player above, finally offers us a first taste of gameplay, focusing above all on the characteristics of the eight playable characters that will be available at launch. For example, Grozz, the Wookie warrior, specializes in short-range combat thanks to his large size, but he can put even distant opponents in trouble by throwing boulders that bounce around the arena; the bounty hunter Imara Vex, on the other hand, specializes in the use of assault rifles and can use a handy grappling hook to move quickly around the game arena.

In general it seems that every “hero” of Star Wars: Hunters has been designed to have distinct peculiarities and characteristics, giving life to a varied roster that should be able to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

Star Wars: Hunters will be available for Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android, in the course of 2022. Zynga has opened pre-registrations on the official website of the game, which you can reach at this address. Depending on the number of subscribers, rewards will be unlocked for the achievements, with the first set at 250 thousand subscribers and the last at one million, which will be available at the launch of the game.

Call of Duty: Mobile, Season 11 kicks off this week with the Icebreaker map

Call of Duty: Mobile is preparing to kick off Season 11: Final Snow which, among other things, will introduce the new Icebreaker map and see the return of the Undead Siege game mode. The season will start on Friday 17 December

In Season 11: Final Snow of Call of Duty: Mobile, players will join forces with the Templars to search for the Dark Covenant among the underwater wrecks, located in the new Icebreaker map, which you can admire in the image gallery below along with the upcoming news. with season 11. This is a map introduced for the first time in the series in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and will see players do battle inside underwater wrecks and among icebergs.

As mentioned at the beginning, the Undead Siege mode will also return, this time in the Blackout map, and a new variant of Nighmare, with the undead even faster and more lethal than ever. There is also a new winter-themed multiplayer mode, in which players will battle with snowballs.

During season 11 of Call of Duty: Mobile a new Battle Pass will be available with 50 new levels of rewards, including free and premium content, including: new operators such as Soap, Cliffhanger and Vagr Modir, Whisper of Winter, two new weapons functional, the PKM LMG and the D13 Sector launcher, a new Operator skill, Weapon Blueprints, phone cards, amulets, Call of Duty points and more.

Later in the season, players will be able to play as their favorite content creators in Call of Duty: Mobile, thanks to new packs with custom characters and items.

Here are the main news of Call of Duty: Mobile – Season 11: Final Snow arriving on iOS and Android on Friday 17 November at 01:00 Italian time, as reported in the official release of Activision.

New Map – Icebreaker – New to Call of Duty: Mobile is the presence of the new Icebreaker map, first introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which allows players to compete indoors within wrecks of submarines and in places open to the outside among the icebergs. Additionally, the ability to swim was first introduced in multiplayer mode alongside this new map.
Undead Siege Returns – Undead Siege comes to Blackout with updated rewards and a new Nightmare mode. In addition to a longer game duration, Undead have now become faster and deal more damage. Players will be able to face the challenge head-on with new legendary turrets.
New MP Mode – Snow Fighting – What better weapons than snowballs to throw during the winter break? In this new game mode, mysterious gift boxes will appear randomly for players to collect. Each gift box will give a certain type of item and the points earned during the fight will allow each team’s snowman to unlock different skins. Players will be able to enjoy the winter holidays with endless surprises in Snow Scuffle.
Creator Club and Custom Packs – Call of Duty: Mobile will launch a limited beta version of a new Creator Club exclusive to mobile devices, to collaborate with all kinds of creators to grow Call of Duty Mobile content. To celebrate the launch of the Creator Club, three of its best content creators are included in Call of Duty: Mobile as playable characters. Players will be able to play as Ferg, HawksNest or Bobby Plays.

Minecraft on YouTube has surpassed one billion views

Minecraft has surpassed the billion views on YouTube, that is, it has been viewed over a million million times by users of the famous video platform.

With 141 million active monthly users, Minecraft now stands as an absolutely consolidated reality, and it could not be otherwise if we consider that it is the best-selling game ever with more than 238 million copies.

Capable of overcoming blockbusters such as Grand Theft Auto V, “stuck” at 155 million copies, and a timeless classic such as Tetris, the game developed by Mojang began its journey back in 2009.

However, the official launch took place exactly ten years ago, in November 2011, first on PC and then on all available platforms: from Android to iOS, from Xbox to PlayStation, indiscriminately on handhelds and home consoles.

In short, we are faced with a record title, which confirms the validity of the decision taken by Microsoft at the time of the acquisition of Mojang for 2.5 billion dollars, which took place in 2014.

Fortnite, the trailer for Midwinter 2021 starts with Spider-Man and MJ

Fortnite has kicked off the Midwinter 2021 event, presented with a trailer featuring Spider-Man and MJ, the famous couple that we can see at the cinema these days.

The most searched video game in 2021 also on Pornhub, Fortnite is preparing to catapult us into a real Christmas village until January 6 at 3.00 pm, the date on which the event will end. During this time Sergeant Bruma will bring us fourteen gifts, including two costumes.

“For new players who have joined Fortnite with Chapter 3, this is the perfect opportunity to start the journey with lots of items in the locker,” reads the official website. “For the longtime players, it is instead an opportunity to enrich the collection.”

“But the gifts are only part of the holidays. Here are all the surprises the Sergeant has in store for the Midswinter 2021 event, including a …” comfortable “welcome to Spider-Man and MJ from the brand new movie.

Alien Isolation: trailer announces that it is available for Android and iOS

Alien: Isolation is finally available also for iOS and Android systems, as announced by a new game trailer, published by the developer Feral Interactive, which is responsible for the port on mobile systems. The video lasts about a minute and shows the gameplay on the new platforms. Apparently it seems to be a great job.

If you’re interested, you can buy Alien: Isolation on Google Play or the App Store for € 11.99. The price isn’t super low for a mobile game, but in this case it might be worth it.

Let’s read the official description of Alien: Isolation:

Experience true fear in your own skin with Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of danger and suspense. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Amanda, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, embarks on a desperate battle for her safety, on a mission in which she must uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.

As Amanda, she explores an increasingly dangerous world and confronts its inhabitants: a tormented and panicked people and an unpredictable and ruthless Alien.

Defenseless and without adequate preparation, Amanda will have to go in search of resources, find improvised solutions and use her wits to succeed in the mission and, above all, to survive.

Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea DLC release date from a new trailer

Dead Cells’ new DLC, The Queen and the Sea, has a release date, announced in a new trailer: January 6, 2022. This is the content that will conclude the journey started years ago with The Bad Seed and Fatal Falls, the other two major DLCs of the game, with which it will form a real trilogy.

Among the new contents stand out a new boss, which according to the developers will surprise the players and new levels, one of which is completely different from what has been seen so far in Dead Cells. Also, concluding the DLC will lead to a new ending.

The release date announcement video shows some of the new content, including the two new biomes, alternatives to High Peak Castle and Hand of the King.

The first unreleased biome is called The Infested Shipwreck and, as the name implies, is set in the carcass of a wrecked ship full of enemies that look like they came out of a Lovecraft book. Can we survive this hell of spikes and traps? To make it we will have to count on new weapons, including a trident, a pirate hook and a shark (don’t ask yourself ed).

The second biome is called Lighthouse and is a large lighthouse, which will be reached from the previous biome. Here you will have to make your way along a vertically built level, full of mini bosses to take out. Will we be able to survive?

If we make it we will reach the top of the lighthouse, where the new boss, The Crown, is located. By defeating him we will finally be able to escape from the island and see the new ending.

Dragon Quest Dai: A Hero’s Bond, download at 5 million on iOS and Android

Dragon Quest Dai: A Hero’s Bond has exceeded 5 million downloads between iOS and Android: an important milestone, which Square Enix has decided to celebrate by launching new content for the game.

Announced last March, Dragon Quest Dai: A Hero’s Bond landed on the App Store and Google Play Store on September 28, immediately receiving excellent feedback from both fans of the series and from those who did not yet know it.

Among the extra contents we find a new story entitled “Chapter 7 – Partings and Reunions”, in which we will have to face an enemy that comes from Dai’s past, namely the powerful Dragon Master General Baran.

Those who download the game today will also find the gifts announced by Square Enix waiting for them for the first month of service and for Black Friday, for a total of 6,000 Blue Gems to spend in the in-game store.

Speaking of spending, a monthly subscription has been launched, the Gold Pass, which allows you to obtain a whole series of benefits and extra content for users who particularly liked the game.

Mobile market: Eight games generated revenues of more than $ 1 billion each in 2021

Over the course of 2021, eight mobile games generated record revenues of more than $ 1 million each. To detect these data was the analysis company of the mobile market Sensor Tower, which also compiled a real ranking with the actual revenues of the individual games.

Eight mobile games with more than $ 1 billion in revenue in 2021
In first place we find PUBG Mobile by Tencent with 2.8 billion dollars, thanks to a widespread diffusion in markets such as the Chinese one (where it is called Game For Peace) and Indian (where it is known as Battlegrounds Mobile). In second place, again with 2.8 billion dollars and always from Tencent, is Honor of Kings. Both games are up from the previous year: by 9% and 14.7%, respectively.

The third position is more detached, but still impressive: we find Genshin Impact of the Chinese miHoYo, with its 1.8 billion dollars, which continues to grind successes, thanks to continuous updates. Just think that with the September update alone, player spending has increased fivefold.

At number 4 comes the inevitable Roblox, with 1.3 billion dollars, while in fifth position is Moon Active’s Coin Master, again with 1.3 billion dollars and a growth of 13.8% year on year. Followed by Niantic’s Pokémon GO, King’s Candy Crush Saga and Garena’s Garena Free Fire, with the latter closing the ranking of billionaire games. Cygames’ Uma Musume Pretty Derby came close to entering the rankings with $ 965 million, but didn’t make it. Of course, its result is as impressive as that of the others, considering that it is available in only one territory (Japan).

For the sake of comparison, in 2020 there were only five mobile games that had exceeded one billion dollars in revenues, all also present in the 2021 ranking: PUBG Mobile, Honor of Kings, Pokémon GO, Coin Master and Roblox.

Consider that we are only talking about mobile versions, so some games are not considered the revenues of the other versions, such as PC and console (which however do not have the same impact). After all, the mobile market is now the driving force of the industry. Sensor Tower predicts that in 2021 alone it will produce $ 89.6 billion between the App Store and Google Play, with a growth of 12.6% year on year. A huge amount.