Ariana Greenblatt cast as Tiny Tina in the Borderlands movie

Tiny Tina heads to the big screen

The last few weeks have been filled with cast reveals for the Borderlands movie. We've already seen Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Cate Blanchett announced for roles, and now another joins the film today.

It's been confirmed that Ariana Greenblatt will be taking on the role of Tiny Tina. Director Eli Roth had nothing but praise to share for Ariana's involvement.

"Ariana is a spectacular new talent in cinema. She has already worked with many of my close collaborators and everyone raves about her. She blew us all away in her audition, and I cannot wait to see her bring the wild, insane and unpredictable Tiny Tina to the big screen. She’s going to blow up on screen like one of Tina’s grenades."

Civilization VI February 2021 update now available

A lot of new content to enjoy

The February 2021 update for Civilization VI is now available, and it adds in a ton of new content, along with some bug fixes and more. Check out full details on the update below.

Barbarian Clans Game Mode

A new game mode that adds diverse Barbarian groups and strategies. This game mode replaces standard Barbarian Tribes with Clans, with a variety of terrain and combat preferences. Additionally, the mode introduces new player actions for peaceful interactions with Barbarians that provide increased strategic options.

Every Clan can progress towards converting into a City-State. If the camp remains in play long enough and/or receives enough boosts from player actions, it will transform into a new City-State.

New Clans Types

This mode includes seven types of Barbarian Clans. Each clan type has its own preferred range of units to field and requires a different set of map conditions in order to appear. In addition to their normal units, clans also have the ability to field Unique Units from Civs that were not selected during game setup.

Flatland Clan – Prefers to place their Outposts in open terrain away from woods and hills. They prefer a balance of melee units for attack and ranged units for defense.
Woodland Clan – Prefers to place their Outposts in or adjacent to woods and rainforests. They prefer greater numbers of ranged units than melee units and use them for both attack and defense.
Hills Clan – Prefers to place their Outposts on open terrain with hills. They strongly prefer melee units, even to the point of excluding ranged units completely.
Rover Clan – Require a nearby Horse resource and prefer to place their Outposts in open terrain away from woods. They prefer as many mounted units as possible, using both light and heavy cavalry for attack and defense.
Chariot Clan – Require a nearby Horse resource and prefer to place their Outposts in the desert. They prefer mounted vehicles and light cavalry in all roles, rarely using ranged units at all.
Jungle Clan – Requires a nearby Ivory resource and prefer to place their Outposts inside rainforests. They prefer a mixture of light and heavy cavalry units supported by foot and ranged units.
Seafaring Clan – Always place their Outposts on coastal plots. They defend their Outposts with land-based anti-cavalry units, but otherwise they exclusively use naval melee and naval ranged units for scouting and attacking.

New Unit Commands

Combat units that enter a Barbarian Outpost do not automatically destroy it. Instead, they can choose from two new unit commands to deal with the clan.

Disperse Clan – Destroy the clan completely and earn experience points for the dispersing unit.
Raid Clan – Player is rewarded with Gold and the clan’s progress towards City-State conversion is reduced, but the Outpost is not destroyed. Raided clans gain immunity to raids for a short duration and spawn a defender unit in reprisal the same turn.

New Player Commands

Players can take peaceful or diplomatic actions with Clans. To initiate one of these interactions, players will need to click on the map banner over the Outpost.

Hire Clan – Spend Gold to permanently purchase the best military unit the clan can currently train. The clan will gain progress towards City-State conversion.
Ransom Unit from Clan – Spend Gold to recover a civilian unit captured by the clan. Clans that ransom units lose progress towards City-State conversion.
Bribe Clan – Spend Gold to expel units from your territory and prevent them from targeting your cities for a number of turns. The clan will gain progress towards City-State conversion.
Incite Clan – Spend Gold to encourage the clan to raid and attack the cities of another civilization. The clan will lose progress towards City-State conversion.

Leader Selection Pool

The Leader Selection Pool is a new advanced option that allows players to create 2 custom pools of leaders for their single and multiplayer games. What this does is allow players to create lists of leaders that can be chosen by others, or by the AI. For instance, you might want to have one group of leaders for your friends in an online game, and then restrict the AI to a different set of leaders. This still allows for some randomness - you could create a list of leaders that you haven't seen before, a list of non-aggressive leaders for a peaceful game, or all the warmongers for a real brawl.


General updates

[Maya and Gran Colombia Pack] Fixed an issue where the Basilikoi Paides Barracks replacement was not properly applying the combat strength increase for Lahore's Nihang unit.
[Base game, Rise and Fall] The Llanero [Maya and Gran Colombia] and Oromo Cavalry [Ethiopia Pack] no longer require a strategic resource in order to train.
[Gathering Storm] Earth Goddess now gives 1 Faith for Breathtaking tiles.
Fixed an issue where the Coastal Raid unit action was not properly raiding coastal plots with support units on them.
Fixed an issue where games with 20 civs and 24 City-States would start without a Free Cities player, making rebellions from loyalty impossible.

Natural Wonder updates

Cliffs of Dover gives 3 Gold, 3 Culture, 2 Food.
Crater Lake gives 5 faith instead of 4.
Lysefjord gives +1 Production to adjacent tiles.
Giant's Causeway provides +1 Culture to adjacent tiles.
The Campus now receives a major adjacency for the Great Barrier Reef.
[Maya and Gran Colombia Pack] Removed the Major Adjacency bonus for the Theater Square and Commercial Hub from Paititi.

Governments update

Autocracy Policy Slots - 1 Military, 1 Economic, 1 Diplomatic, 1 Wildcard
Oligarchy Policy Slots - 2 Military, 1 Economic, 0 Diplomatic, 1 Wildcard
Monarchy Policy Slots - 2 Military, 1 Economic, 1 Diplomatic, 2 Wildcard
Merchant Republic Policy Slots - 1 Military, 2 Economic, 2 Diplomatic, 1 Wildcard
[Gathering Storm] In addition to the housing Monarchy now gives +2 Favor from each Renaissance Walls.

Buildings update

Arena and Tlachtli buildings provide +2 Amenities.
[Rise and Fall, Gathering Storm] Ferris Wheel now provides +2 Amenities.
[Rise and Fall, Gathering Storm] Audience Chamber now provides +2 Amenities and +4 Housing.
[Rise and Fall, Gathering Storm] Add the Water Park building to Toronto (Rise and Fall) and Mexico City (Gathering Storm).

Red Death

Removed non-functional map options such as resources, start positions, and temperature from Game Setup menu as they don’t apply to Red Death.

Ethiopia Pack

Fixed an issue where extra Great Work slots on a building would disappear when a bank created by a Great Merchant would be replaced by the Gilded Vault during Secret Societies mode gameplay.

Byzantium and Gaul Pack

Fixed an issue where the Culture Industry Golden Policy card would provide +25% Production to specialty districts when it should only apply to non-specialty districts.


Fixed an issue where players could spam tavern visits on the same turn.
Fixed an issue where the City Banner tooltips would display incorrect text when viewing the “Sack City” and Visit Tavern” tooltips.

Vietnam and Kublai Khan Pack

[Babylon Pack] Hero ability “Maui’s Inventions” will now only spawn a random resource that already exists in the world to prevent players from being granted a Monopoly on a single resource.
Fixed an issue causing redundant failure messages for Corporation creation.
Fixed an issue causing Kublai Khan’s agenda to not count negative modifiers towards military power.
Fixed a crash that would occur when a player tried to steal a Corporation from another player.


"No and stop asking" responses are disabled when human opponents engage in diplomatic options with the player during Multiplayer gameplay.
Improved matchmaking.


AI has bigger bias towards building air units.
AI will use better formations for air units.
AI will have more aircraft ready.
AI will more efficiently use anti-air against aircraft.
AI will place a larger value on trades that include strategic resources needed to build air units.
AI is more likely to make a deal for strategic resources related to air units.
Increase AI’s desire to engage in the Culture race.
Strengthened bias against building too many spaceports.
AI will not build units that require an ongoing resource they don’t have.
Fixed an issue where the AI would offer more Gold per turn than intended for low-value items.


Fixed an issue where a Civilization’s data would be erased from the CO2 Levels Global Contribution graph after they were removed from the game.
Fixed an issue where “Sleep” icons were missing from the Unit List in the World Tracker.
Various text updates



Fixed an issue where the Defeat screen buttons would not function if player was defeated before another player settles a city in multiplayer.
Fixed a wooden border that was present in the Global Resource Report screen.
Fixed an issue that would cause the Great People menu to be overlapped by the Notifications menu.
Fixed an issue with an extra symbol being present in the Purchase with Gold tooltip.
Fixed an icon for Taoism being displayed as the Mongolia icon for China in the Path to Nirvana Create game menu.
Fixed a crash that could occur after a desync in multiplayer.
Fixed a crash that could occur when progressing through gameplay during late game.
Fixed an issue where a message prompt does not appear when setting the number of City-States in the Single Player Create Game menu.
Fixed an issue where Great People tooltips display on the Heroes tab of the Heroes & Great People menu.
Fixed a temporary hang that could occur when starting a game after launch.


Fixed an overlapping issue in the Create Game menu with the Game Random Seed and Map Random Seed text.


Fixed an issue that would cause the right tray expand button was not present when Joy-Cons are not attached.
Fixed a City Recommendation tooltip that would not display when toggling tooltips.

NBA 2K21 MyTEAM Season 5 Launches Today

Ball's in your court

The next season of MyTEAM in NBA 2K21 is now live. To read more about this season, check out the official press release below.

2K today announced the next season of MyTEAM for NBA® 2K21 on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC, featuring the Modern Age vs. the Golden Age of the NBA with player alter egos on full display. From Modern Age heroes like Zion Williamson smashing dunks to experiencing the power of flight as Golden Age hero Michael Jordan, MyTEAM Season 5 lets fans unleash their powers with new players, challenges, rewards and hero themed cards.

Continuing the debut season structure in the franchise’s history, Season 5 - Age of Heroes features power, progression, rewards and more, in a variety of new content for ballers to enjoy, including:

Build Your Own Hero: Evolve a Sapphire Evo LeBron James at the start of the season into a Diamond;

Collect 30 brand new hero themed cards from the Modern and Golden Age of the NBA featuring superstars like Luka Doncic, Mitchell Robinson, Big Fella Shaq, Manu Ginobili and more. Complete the set for a special reward that will be announced at a later date;

New Level 40 Prize: The Galaxy Opal Admiral - David Robinson;

New legendary signature challenge from his Airness, Michael Jordan;

New MyTEAM Limited Grand Prize: collect all five rings to earn a Galaxy Opal Pau Gasol;

New players in the Exchange, including Larry Legend and Khris Middleton;

The $250,000 MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament kicks off with 32 hopeful qualifiers competing on February 20 in a knockout Tournament running up to the Grand Finals on March 6 (full rules can be found here) and;

There’s no better place to celebrate All-Star than in MyTEAM; stay tuned for more details.

Check out the full Courtside Report here for all the details on the latest season.

2K <3 Switch Winter Sale live on the eShop

Big savings on 2K hits

2K is now running a 2K <3 Switch Winter Sale on the eShop right now, and it offers sizable deals on 3 Switch games. Until Feb. 28th, 2021, save 50% on digital editions of Borderlands Legendary Collection and BioShock: The Collection, as well as 60% on digital editions of XCOM2.

Latest WWE 2K Playgrounds video showcases the next slate of characters joining the action

You've got NO CHANCE!

Last week, we shared the complete rundown for the next slate of characters joining WWE 2K Battlegrounds. One batch of those characters has already released, and another arrives today. You can see the full calendar of characters below.

Wednesday, February 10*:

- Mr. McMahon
- Gran Metalik (unlocked)
- Mojo Rawley (unlocked)

Wednesday, February 17*:

- Mr. Perfect
- Doink the Clown
- Vader
- Sonya Deville (unlocked)

Wednesday, February 24*:

- Paige
- Cactus Jack
- Mustafa Ali (unlocked)
- Tucker (unlocked)

Wednesday, March 3*:

- Ricky Steamboat
- British Bulldog
- Maryse (unlocked)
- Big Boss Man (unlocked)

Wednesday, March 10*:

- Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
- Earthquake
- Tamina (unlocked)
- Austin 3:16 Anniversary Arena (unlocked)

Wednesday, March 17*:

- Typhoon
- The Brian Kendrick
- Lana (unlocked)

Wednesday, March 24*:

- Curtis Axel;
- Alundra Blayze
- Bo Dallas (unlocked)
- WrestleMania 37 Arena (unlocked)

Civilization VI's next content update comes Feb. 25th, 2021

The next big update for Civilization VI is coming soon. 2K has gone over what's coming, and we can all dive in on Feb. 26th, 2021. Check out the video above to see what's in store.

Jack Black cast as Claptrap in the Borderlands movie


This week has brought us a ton of casting information on the upcoming Borderlands movie, and now another A-lister has been added to the film.

We now know that Claptrap is going to appear in the adapation, and Jack Black will be lending his voice to the character. In the games, Claptrap is known for its overenthusiastic personality, so Black should be able to handle the role quite well.

Jim Foronda, the voice actor for Claptrap in the games, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Black landing the gig.

I can't lie— It's a crushing disappointment. I'd thought about possibly being in the movie for years. I love Borderlands. I love Claptrap. It's absolute joy to be his voice for the games. Congratulations, Jack Black, I know you must love him too. Please take good care of him.

NBA 2K21 "Patch Update 6" detailed

Follow the bouncing ball

NBA 2K21 is getting its 6th patch in the near future. While we don't have a release date for Switch, we can at least take a peek at what's coming our way. Check out the full details below.

Today’s update brings new seasonal decorations for the Lunar New Year at 2K Beach as well as a number of updates for MyTEAM and additional fixes included to improve the overall experience of NBA 2K21 across all game modes.

More details on the latest updates are available below:


Come celebrate the Lunar New Year at 2K Beach with new seasonal decorations.
Updated another set of player likeness for current NBA players.
Updated soundtrack in 2K Beats.
Disabled controller rumble for online play.


The traveling Big Top has arrived at 2K Beach. Keep your eyes out in the coming weeks.


Addressed a rare hang that could occur when starting a multiplayer match with a specific type of lineup
Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience
Various non-gameplay updates in preparation for the MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament on February 20th**. Watch games live with 2KStreamcast during the Tournament!

*Update is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam; will roll out to additional platforms at a later date.

**Excluding PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia

Jamie Lee Curtis cast as Patricia Tannis in the Borderlands movie

One more for the star-studded cast

Another cast member from the upcoming Borderlands movie has been revealed. We now know that Jamie Lee Curtis will be taking on the role of Patricia Tannis, a character that appears in all three Borderlands games. You can read a quick blurb about Patricia Tannis below.

Patricia Tannis is a scientist and archaeologist who specializes in Eridian artifacts and technology. She was once employed by the Dahl corporation to unearth the hidden Vault on the planet of Pandora. During her stay on Pandora, she had several psychological breakdowns as a result of the harsh environment and the death of most of her colleagues. As a result of these breakdowns, Tannis started to reflect personalities outwards to immobile objects to cope with her loneliness. One such object was her ECHO Recorder.

Civilization VI "Vietnam and Kublai Khan" Pack patch notes, major discount on digital/physical versions

There's never been a better time to get in on this

It's once again a big day for Civilization VI fans. The game has just received its next big content boost in the "Vietnam and Kublai Khan" Pack, which brings with it a wealth of content. That drops alongside a major discount for the game itself, which can now be purchased on the eShop for just $19.79, and physically on Amazon for just $8. As for the patch notes for today's update, you can find them in full here.


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