Adoption Island faces mass destruction as Adopt Me’s Black Hole event grows nearer – Roblox

On Sept. 19, 2022, a strange new character arrived on Adoption Island: Sean, the non-intergalactic, non-tax collecting, totally normal, green-skinned human being. On that same day, Adopt Me’s chief news personality, Jesse Raen-Saunders, spoke with Sean regarding his sudden appearance on Adoption Island, only to go missing without a trace after the conversation ended. Since Sean’s arrival, a massive black…

Genshin Impact leaker shares sketch of possible upcoming Sumeru character Layla

While Genshin Impact has been teasing a plethora of upcoming playable characters, from Cyno to Nilou, Candace, and Alhaitham, Sumeru’s cast of characters is far from complete. One of the most-awaited characters includes Layla, who leakers allege is an upcoming playable character that may be released a little later into Sumeru’s timeline. Twitter leaker @merlin_impact alleged that Layla would be…

Barbie and Polly Pocket step into the Roblox Metaverse with help from Livetopia

Hoping to join the ranks of Sanrio’s Hello Kitty, Mattel’s Barbie and Polly Pocket characters are slowly making their way into the Roblox Metaverse. Though this is the first time that these characters have officially appeared on the platform, it’s not the first Roblox crossover for Mattel, with the Hot Wheels Open World experience debuting in 2020, followed by the…

Walmart to make its Roblox Metaverse debut with new Walmart Land experience

With branded experiences like Gucci Town, Beatland, and Spotify Island all pulling in over ten million visits since their debuts, it’s unsurprising that other companies are following suit, with one of the biggest being the multinational retail chain, Walmart. Though a release date has yet to be announced, eagle-eyed Roblox users discovered a Walmart-branded experience titled Walmart Land that was…

Lesser Lord Kusanali’s kit will be an upgraded version of Dendro Traveler, according to Genshin Impact leakers

Lesser Lord Kusanali, also known by the name Nahida, is the young Dendro Archon who garners little respect in Sumeru but has demonstrated a powerful ability to control people’s consciousness. Players have met her in the Sumeru Archon Quest Chapter III: Act II – The Morn a Thousand Roses Bring, but she has yet to be released as a playable…

Genshin Impact announces anime project collaboration with ufotable

Genshin Impact’s Version 3.1 Livestream introduced a plethora of new content for players to look forward to shortly, from Sumeru’s desert area, the Genius Invokation TCG, and upcoming characters Nilou, Cyno, and Candace. But HoYoverse also let players in on extra-exciting news to kick off their second-anniversary celebrations: a Genshin Impact animation project is in the works. HoYoverse will collaborate with…

Popular Roblox experience Anime Fighters Simulator to cease future updates

After a year of activity on the Roblox platform, pulling in nearly one billion visits and earning over 2.5 million likes and favorites, the developers of Anime Fighters Simulator (AFS) have announced the beginning of its end. On Sept. 14, 2022, Roblox developer daireb announced on Twitter and Discord that development for AFS has stopped, and that, while the experience…

Lauv to perform virtual concert in Roblox’s iHeartLand: Music Tycoon

Joining the Virtual Concert Club alongside The Chainsmokers, Charli XCX, and many more is Lauv, the newest musical artist to step into the Roblox Metaverse. Popularized by his 2018 break-out hit “I Like Me Better”, Lauv is set to perform some of his biggest songs when he takes the virtual State Farm Park stage inside of iHeartLand: Music Tycoon on…

Players are losing access to certain Roblox experiences as country-specific laws are tightened

At the time of this article’s publication, Roblox is playable in over 30 countries and banned in only a select few. From these 30 counties, however, there are some with tighter video game-related laws than others, which can lead to a variation in which experiences can be played in which areas. Most recently, on Sept. 13, 2022, it was announced…

Genshin Impact leak reveals possible Monstadt event coming in Version 3.1

Genshin Impact version 3.1 is expected to arrive on Sept. 28, 2022, bringing with it more updates to the nation of wisdom, Sumeru. However, beyond rainforest and desert exploration, leakers also revealed that the update may bring players back to the beginning of their adventure with a huge event called the Weinlesefest, a festival that could possibly happen in Monstadt’s…

Genshin Impact reveals first official artwork of Yaoyao since 2020

HoYoverse released official artwork to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, an important Chinse holiday where families gather together to play dice games and eat mooncakes. To players’ surprise, the subject of the illustration includes Qiqi and the mysterious Yaoyao, who has appeared in Liyue characters’ voice lines but has yet to make an in-game appearance. Yaoyao is one of the game’s…

Roblox’s ESBR rating has been changed from E10+ to T – Roblox receives new Teen rating

As of Sept. 8, 2022, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for Roblox has been updated from E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) to T (Teen). This change comes only three weeks after Roblox’s second voice chat beta, which saw the feature get released to everyone over the age of 13 with a verified phone number and email. At the…