‘God Eater 3’ on Switch Brings Franchise Back to Its RootsHands-On: ‘Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’ Beta Left Us Hung… Stay on target Capcom’s efforts to make Monster Hunter: World a global title have paid off big time. It hasn’t even been out a full month but it is already the fastest selling game in Capcom’s history. Five million copies were shipped in three days after the game’s launch. Now, Capcom is reporting it has shipped 6 million copies. This is truly an astonishing feat for a franchise deemed too “niche” for Western audiences.Units shipped do not represent copies sold to actual customers, but it gives a good indication of how popular a game is. According to Forbes, Monster Hunter: World is the top paid game on both the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live. It has overtaken PUBG as the top paid game on Xbox. This last fact is astounding to me considering how, on its surface, Monster Hunter: World doesn’t seem like a game Xbox fans would particularly care for. MHW topping PSN isn’t exactly surprising given how the series began on PlayStation 2 and was huge on the PlayStation Portable.AdChoices广告Monster Hunter: World has a gargantuan amount of content as is, but Capcom promises to deliver free updates to extend the game’s longevity. The company has stated that future updates will add more monsters. We don’t know exactly what types of monsters we’re getting, but it’s reasonable to assume a mix of both old and new creatures. These will no doubt come with new armor and weapons to unlock. Capcom has a history of (over)charging for DLC, so it’s great to know future updates will be free.Personally speaking, I can’t stop playing Monster Hunter: World. I’ve sunk well over a 100 hours into the game and I haven’t even gotten to the end. There is just so much to do! I’ve always wanted to get into the series, so I’m happy Capcom made the necessary changes to make it palatable. I realize it’s only February, but I predict Monster Hunter: World will continue to dominate gaming discussions for the rest of the year. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
I Scream, You Scream: Oscar Mayer Made Hot Dog-Flavored Ice CreamAirbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Hotdogger!Oscar Mayer is once again expanding its WienerFleet—this time adding the world’s first-ever jet pack-powered “high-flying hot dog hero.”Decked out in the company’s classic ketchup-and-mustard color scheme, Super Hotdogger—and their aerodynamic frankfurters—defy gravity to bring the people what they really want: cooked sausages in a sliced bun.“Oscar Mayer will stop at nothing when it comes to providing quality hot dogs to fans everywhere and our innovative WienerFleet is an integral part of our mission to get a better hot dog in every hand,” brand manager Matt Riezman said in a statement.Since overhauling its recipe last year (promising to remove all added nitrates and nitrites, by-products, and artificial preservatives), the meat maker has found fresh ways to deliver food to hungry folks around the country.Last year, it introduced two new vehicles: the WienerCycle (a three-wheeled moped with a sidecar that doubles as a warming station) to travel on land, and an unmanned WienerDrone aircraft, designed for remote location drop-offs.“With the debut of Super Hotdogger and last year’s WienerDrone, the future of flying hot dog delivery is bright,” Riezman said.There is no word on the technology behind the flying hero, apparently now delivering new pork and chicken hot dogs (where, when, or exactly how remains a mystery).Much like the aerial WienerDrone—which seems practical only if you’re stranded in the woods or starving on a desert island—it’s unclear why anyone would call a man in a sausage-colored jumpsuit and rocket pack.Super Hotdogger made his first public flight this week at New York’s Seaport District, where fans enjoyed complimentary franks and toured the iconic Wienermobile, introduced in 1936 to promote and advertise Oscar Mayer products.Missed Monday’s display? The brand is giving a year’s supply of free hot dogs (delivered, somewhat disappointingly, by the Wienermobile), to fans who share a photo of how they top their frankfurter. Visit their Twitter or Instagram channels for official contest rules.