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Lawbreakers Patch Adds New Map And Mode

Lawbreakers, the multiplayer FPS from Boss Key and Cliff Bleszinski, has a new patch available that adds a new map, Namsan, and a Skirmish time limited mode in Team Deathmatch.

There are separate patch notes for the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game, so you can do a deep dive into the different versions by checking out those two links.

Lawbreakers has had a decidedly troubled opening few weeks with concurrent player counts on Steam dipping below 400 players. That said, it is never too late for a game to rally, and strong post-launch support is an important first step is reclaiming a game's narrative. You can check out the trailer for the new map below.

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Posted on 22 September 2017 | 6:18 am

Microsoft Testing USB Cameras For Streaming Use On Xbox One

Microsoft have announced that they are testing the use of USB cameras for Microsoft apps like Mixer and Skype.

The new webcam testing, which is available to Alpha Ring insider members, should allow Xbox One owners to take a USB camera used for their PCs and plug them into the Xbox One for the same function. In theory, you can use your webcam for video chat and streaming similarly how the Kinect works now (because it is definitely not used for games).

This is big news for streamers who didn't want to invest in a Kinect purely to get self-cam going for their streams, as PC webcams are both cheap and plentiful. Hopefully at some point Microsoft opens this up for other apps, like Twitch, rather than limiting it to their own services.

[Source: Mixer Blog]

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 5:29 am

The Duke Is Coming To Xbox One Whether You Wanted It Or Not

Microsoft is preparing for the release of the 4K Xbox One X console this winter, but before then it wants to draw your attention to a blunder from its past – the original Xbox Duke controller.

Seamus Blackley, who worked on the original Xbox, has tweeted that a redesigned version of the controller for Xbox One and Windows 10 machines has gone into tooling and been approved by Microsoft.

No release date or price has been announced for the controller, which is being manufactured by Hyperkin and has a new display (according to Polygon).

[Source: Seamus Blackley Twitter]

 

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Posted on 22 September 2017 | 4:57 am

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Trailer Shows Monster Hunter In Action

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite just came out, but already you can look forward to the inclusion of Monster Hunter as a DLC character later this year.

A new gameplay trailer featuring Monster Hunter gives you a taste of what's to come as she faces off against Thanos.

Monster Hunter is part of the game's 2017 Character Pass, but no individual pricing details have been announced. Monster Hunter is available later in 2017.

For more on the game, check out Ben's review.

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Posted on 22 September 2017 | 3:16 am

The Exciting Sights Of TGS 2017

Another Tokyo Game Show is in full swing, and every year we try to bring the experience to you. The event may not be the powerhouse it once was for reveals, but there's still plenty of enthusiasm in the air for all things video games. From amazing cosplayers to cool booth setups, we snapped shots of the show floor this year. We'll be updating this gallery through the weekend, so be sure to check back for more photos that capture the show's essence.

Cosplayers are all around to celebrate games. I snapped this by the Final Fantasy XIV booth. 

Evil Within 2, called Psycho Break 2 in Japan, received top billing and had a line to play it all day.

Hot off its release date announcement of January 26, Monster Hunter: World was also a popular attraction at the show. I had a lot of fun with the co-op demo I played. Stay tuned for impressions!

 

Even in Japan, you can't escape the fanfare for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

You also can't escape all things adorable and pink....

Part of the magic of TGS is you never know who you'll bump into. Suda 51 was excited to discuss that The 25th Ward: Silver Case remake is coming to North America and Europe.

With the recent announcement of the Yakuza team's Fist of the North Star, Sega made sure people took notice.

Here are outfits from Sword Art Online and Kantai Collection.

The Atelier series is celebrating its 20th anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long!

Nintendo doesn't attend TGS, but Koei Tecmo is also developing Fire Emblem Warriors. Seeing Fire Emblem at the show just made me smile. You have to admit that retro banner is a nice touch.

So let's talk about these weird Final Fantasy XV promotions for mobile...

Because I just can't wrap my head around them ...

A chance to pose with a rabite and the mana sword? Like I'd pass that up. Dork card earned. 

Dating sims are popular for both genders. Not pictured: This booth let you get your makeup done and also held pretend wedding ceremonies to handsome boys. 

In case you need a new phone case...

A look at some of the chaos as everyone rushes to Yakuza. 

I always enjoy seeing limited edition consoles on display, such as this Grand Turismo one. 

I'm not doing a good job if I'm not posting at least one Love Live! photo.

The game may be out, but that doesn't mean we can't marvel (no pun intended) at that sweet setup. 

In case you get the sudden urge to cosplay while at the show. Believe me, I've seen it happen.

We'll continue updating this gallery through the next few days, so be sure to check back to see more of the show!

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 2:45 am

Resident Evil 7 Not A Hero DLC Trailer & The Fallacy Of The Abandoned Mine

Resident Evil 7's Not a Hero free DLC may have been delayed from its spring release earlier this year, but at least there's a new gameplay trailer while we wait for it to come out on December 12.

The trailer shows off Chris Redfield as he descends into an abandoned mine that turns out to be quite populated. Naturally, undead enemies, missing keys, and formidable bosses ensue. Redfield, however, handles it cooly. "Just another monster," he says.

For more on the base game, take a look at Reiner's review.

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Posted on 22 September 2017 | 2:22 am

The Witness Now Available On iPhone and iPad

Last year, Jonathan Blow's follow-up to Braid was released. The Witness is a puzzle game reminiscent of Myst that has you exploring a massive island filled with countless puzzles. Jonathan Blow has revealed that the game is now on iOS:

If you have iOS 11, there is a nice big Witness feature at the front of the new App Store. Check a look! pic.twitter.com/scGhznUCmi

— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) September 21, 2017

 Our own Joe Juba gave the game a fair amount of praise in his review for it, writing "The opaque world might be disappointing for some players, but The Witness is about a different kind of discovery. It steers your mind in unconventional directions, and makes you feel clever as you build on your knowledge and uncover new layers about the game’s language and logic."

The iOS version of The Witness is $10. It's also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:37 pm

New Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailer Shows Off Story Mode

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ, this time focusing on the game's original story mode.

The new trailer focuses on an army of Gokus and the newly-revealed Android 21 seemingly controlling them. From there, the trailer has quick cuts of the various characters powering up and getting ready for battle, then even more quick cuts of everyone looking very, very defeated.

Check out the trailer below and let us know in the comments if you're excited for the game. Dragon Ball FighterZ is scheduled for early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:04 pm

NBA 2K18 Slashes Virtual Currency Prices After Backlash

NBA 2K18 has a lot of virtues, but players have been finding its virtual currency prices is not one of them. A backlash against the price of certain things that use the virtual currency has forced 2K Games to reconsider the costs.

As an example, a haircut originally cost 1500 VC with no previews for how it looks before committing. The high price combined with the chance that you will simply not like how the haircut looks made players feel like it was designed to make them run out of virtual currency and be forced to buy more. Personalization options like haircuts, facial hair, and coloring are now down to 100 VC each, 6.6% of the original cost.

While it is unlikely to ever get fully removed based on how integrated it is in the game, it is quite a bit better than before.

[Source: PastaPadre]

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 11:42 am

Steam Introduces Review Histograms To Combat Review Bombing

Steam user reviews were meant to be handy little scores designed to tell you at a glance whether a game is good by popular consensus. It has since become the domain of meme jokes (thousand hour counts with "This game is okay" as the only text) and extrapersonal conflicts with a game's developer. Valve has introduced review histograms as part of their attempt to combat this.

While not explicitly because of a recent incident with Firewatch developer Campo Santo, the timing lends itself to using that as an example. When Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie used a racial slur, in the heat of the moment by his recollection, co-founder of Campo Santo Sean Vanman issued a takedown notice for PewDiePie's Firewatch videos. Whether they were fans of PewDiePie, defenders of his language, or people who were not happy about the targeted use of copyright claim, many people showed their dislike of the move by going to Steam and bombarding the title with bad reviews. This is colloquially known as review bombing.

Under the newly introduced histogram, in theory, people can see when the bad reviews originated and investigate why. If someone were to check why a rash of bad reviews suddenly appeared for Firewatch on September 10, they would likely find it correlated to the PewDiePie incident. It could also be used to correspond to a patch that breaks the game, or perhaps a bad piece of DLC. The idea is that Steam is giving the data to the user to do with what they will.

For the record, PewDiePie has called the Firewatch review bombing wrong and stated that he does not condone them.

It remains to be seen how well the histogram process will work to right the scores of games or prevent review bombing, but it does add an extra layer of data to help make the decision. The question then is whether or not people browsing Steam games are willing to go through that extra step.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 10:49 am

Certain Apps No Longer Work On iOS 11, So Flappy Bird Is Officially Gone Forever On Apple Devices

If you hadn't heard, iOS 11 is out ahead of next week's release of the iPhone 8, adding features like a file manager and paying people money through text messages. It also killed all 32-bit apps.

Apple has been warning app developers since 2014 that all apps need to support 64-bit apps. There are long and complicated explanations for what that means, but essentially, the hardware in new iPhones and iPads is only really taken advantage of by 64-bit apps, and Apple codified this officially with iOS 11. This means that plenty of older apps, including games, haven't been updated since Apple started enforcing this. If, for example, there is a game that came out in 2013 but the developer abandoned it or went out of business before ever updating it to 64-bit, that game simply will not work after the newest firmware update.

This is specifically the case for Flappy Bird, whose creator Dong Nguyen abandoned the game after it briefly caught the world's attention, which proved overwhelming for Nguyen. He has stated on his Facebook that, while he is aware that Flappy Bird can no longer be played on Apple devices, he has no intention of updating it. Nguyen has moved on from the project and thanks everyone for being a fan.

Flappy Bird is not the only game that is no longer available on iOS, as the business reality makes it so app developers come and go all the time. Apple does have tools for helping you figure out what apps will no longer work, but it does speak to the ephemeral nature of gaming with living systems.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:54 am

Picross S Announced, Coming To Switch Next Week

Picross originally came to Nintendo platforms with Mario's Picross on Game Boy in 1995. Today, Jupiter announced the puzzle series will be making its way to Switch on Sept. 28.

Fans of the series have some new features to look forward to with Picross S. Players will now be able to cooperate or compete with a friend while solving puzzles. A new tutorial will ensure players start out on the right foot before delving into the game’s 300 puzzles, which range from 5x5 to 20x15 in size.

Picross requires players to fill in squares in a specific pattern using numbers next to each row and column. These numbers tell the player how many squares will be colored in (two twos, for example, means there are two sets of two colored boxes in that row, but there's a gap between the two sets). Correctly following the instructions will typically leave players with a pretty picture. For more on the series, read Kyle Hilliard's review of Picross 3D Round 2, which released last year on the 3DS.

[Source: Nintendo Everything]


Our Take
If you’re looking for a puzzle game to hold you over until Super Mario Odyssey releases Oct. 27, for $7.99 Picross S may be worth checking out. 

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 8:58 am

Minecraft's Better Together Update Available Now On Most Devices, With Switch Coming Later

Microsoft and Mojang have been hard at work on Minecraft's enormously huge "Better Together" update which, among other things, allows crossplay for Minecraft across multiple devices. The update dropped today for Xbox One, Windows 10, Mobile, and VR, with the Switch version coming soon.

The new update also offers the ability to share invite links to Realms, areas that live without anyone being there, HUD opacity, and way more. Check out the full list and news post here.

Owners of a disc version of the game on Xbox One will need to insert the disc and let the servers authorize it. If you have ever purchased DLC for the game, or played it for five hours in the last twelve months, the new updated version of the game should be free to download. Microsoft cautions that this request is being done manually, however, so it requires some degree of wait time.

Switch owners will also have to wait a little while, as the update simply isn't ready for the system. The currently listed systems all ran betas for the update, while the Switch version had not, delaying its inclusion. According to Mojang, the Switch version should arrive by this winter.

As of writing, the update will not be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of the game due to Sony's decision to not allow crossplay between the PlayStation family of systems and other consoles. Microsoft has said that they are in ongoing talks with Sony on the issue, however.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 7:46 am

Does The Switch Contain A Secret Tribute To Former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata?

A few days ago, we reported on the curious case of Nintendo seemingly including a copy of Golf for the NES built into the Switch's firmware. At the time, it was thought to be a strange test for a NES emulator or some Nintendo designers simply fooling around, but newly emerging details indicate it might just be a tribute to former Nintendo president, the late Satoru Iwata.

Golf, originally released in 1984 on the Famciom and functioning as a launch title for the NES in America the following year, has popped up in Nintendo's history here and there. Wii Sports, a game whose cultural impact is well known to people alive in the mid-2000s, had a golfing game that used 3D versions of the maps from the NES game as its courses. It is no surprise, considering that Golf was one of Iwata's first sole programming jobs when he started at Nintendo, and likely held a strong place in his heart.

As ArsTechnica reports, in late July of this year, a poster on a console modding forum called GBATemp posted an oddity they discovered while messing around inside the Switch. The poster, who goes by the handle Setery, said they walked out of the room and returned to find Golf on the Switch's screen. Confused and apparently sleepy, they played it for a bit and walked away, not considering whether they should take video evidence of this anomaly. The post got quietly ignored until recently, when other modders discovered there may have been some truth, accidental or otherwise, to Setery's story.

Before Setery's anecdote, modders had found the word "flog" in the Switch's code, which is now apparently known as the name of the emulator running Golf. This cast suspicion on Setery's story, as they simply might have pieced together "flog" as "Golf" and created a story from there. Recently, however, another Switch hacker named yellows8 found the emulator and the playable Golf through memory access, but was mostly unable to figure out how to do it otherwise, backing up Setery's original find.

Thus began a Gold Rush-style search for the way to get to the Switch's hidden golf game. Dozens of GBATemp users were investigating the possible permutations Setery's Switch could have been in to come across this mystery emulator. Was it unplugged? Was there a game in there? Which game? Was it running? Where in the game were you?

Eventually, someone hit what seemed to be the nail on the head: What were the systems date and time settings?

Console hacker Pluto managed to discover this, stating that the system needed to be on the date July 11 and a 1.5 second motion (presumably a golf swing) with the joycon needed to be made to unlock the emulator. It was reasoned that July 11 was the anniversary of Satoru Iwata's death, but the golf swing was curious. The only problem is that this still wasn't working, it was just helping to turn the key a bit more.

The theory was divisive, partly for its morbidity, and partly because it was not producing any results. Changing the system clock to July 11 accomplished very little, and the proposed golf swing motion wasn't really hitting like they expected. On Tuesday, however, yellows8 updated the hacking Scratchpad Wiki with what he believed to be the real issue, the Switch doesn't care with what you think the time is.

The very first time Switch owners connect the console to the internet, the Switch basically meets and shakes hands with the internet time. Hidden fundamentally deep in the system, that knowledge of what time it is supposed to be becomes a core part of the console, meaning that it always knows what time it is and cannot be told differently, regardless of what the user-alterable settings say. In order to accomplish something on a certain date, say, July 11, it has to actually be July 11.

The next thing yellows8 explained was that people had been perceiving the motion wrong all along. While a golf swing, which comes from a neutral position and swings forward toward your TV, made sense, the Switch was seemingly picking it up accidentally as the real motion: Satoru Iwata's "Directly to you" gesture. It was how Iwata communicated the style of the Nintendo Directs and bringing information straight to consumers through live streams and videos.

Unfortunately, it does seem like the internet time issue has put a cap on this mystery until the next July 11, and even then it is hard to be sure if the information gleamed so far is accurate. It does provide a small, wistful feeling when you think about how Nintendo designers appreciated and missed Iwata so much that they dedicated a nearly impossible to find easter egg to him in the system's firmware. From a more abstract point of view, one of Iwata's most enduring legacies might be that he is in every Switch, watching over the system's success.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 7:00 am

Watch The Brutal New Trailer For Marvel's The Punisher

Frank Castle, a.k.a The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) leaves a trail of bullets, blood, and dead bad guys in the new trailer for Marvel's The Punisher series.

The trailer for the Netflix-exclusive series kicks off with glimpses of a much happier time in Castle's life. He's teaching his daughter how to play Metallica's "One" on guitar (as you do) and sharing a peaceful moment with his wife, before a masked man in military garb shoots Castle's wife in the head and sends him on a warpath. Cue the expertly edited mix of Metallica's heavy metal guitar riffs and gunshots.

The rest of the trailer shows off brutal action sequences, lots of gunfights, and very few plot details. We do learn that the death of Castle's family was part of a covert CIA operation and that the leader of said operation wants Castle dead. The trailer also shows some of Castle's potential allies in his fight for vengeance: Daredevil's Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and David Lieberman a.k.a Microchip (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a tech genius from the comics who has his own reasons for wanting these men dead.

The Punisher is a brutal, no-holds-barred character and the trailer thankfully captures the moodiness and intensity of the comics. In typical Netflix fashion, the release date is obscured at the end of the trailer, but fans can expect the binge-worthy series to roll out later this year.

Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts.

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Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:58 am

Dontnod Entertainment's Vampyr Delayed Into 2018

The upcoming Victorian-era vampire RPG has been pushed into Spring of next year.

The news comes from a press release sent out by Oskar Guilbert, CEO of Dontnod Entertainment. The release explains that a recent technical issue resulted in the team's development schedule being held up. As a result, the developer has delayed the title to ensure there is enough time to polish and balance the game accordingly.

"Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision," Guilbert writes. "However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality."

Guilbert also expresses his gratitude to the game's publisher and acknowledges the patience fans have already shown.

"We want to thank our publisher Focus Home Interactive for giving us the means and time necessary to provide players a memorable experience," he writes. "Especially since so many of you are eagerly waiting for it."

Best known as the developer of Life Is Strange, Dontnod has been vocal about the scope of Vampyr, promising a semi-open world which players will be able to have a real impact on through their choices and gameplay. Click here for our recent impressions of the game.

Vampyr is currently slated for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

Our Take
Taking the time to make a game run properly is always preferable to releasing an unpolished work. Hopefully Dontnod can use this extra time well and make Vampyr the best it can be.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:41 am

Nintendo Issues Copyright Strikes Against Super Mario 64 Online Fangame

Conventional wisdom used to be that Nintendo would allow most fangames to live as long as the creator wasn't charging money for them, but conventional wisdom sometimes changes. When we reported on Super Mario 64 Online last week, no one really imagined how fast Nintendo would move to take it down.

As Kotaku reports, the creator of the 24-player online Super Mario 64 sandbox, Kaze Emanuar, has been on the wrong end of Nintendo's copyright strikes since releasing his rom for free. Nintendo has taken down the video for a copyright claim on the music, variations of the footage with no music for apparent copyright claims on the music, and targeted Emanuar's patreon.

This follows in a long string of events wherein Nintendo has gotten aggressive about fangames using their intellectual property, such as Pokemon Uranium, Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R), and 562 other fangames in a wave of DMCA strikes over a short period of time. This contrasts with Nintendo's previous image of a seemingly live-and-let-live attitude where fangames that weren't profiting from the IP were left alone, at least litigiously. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, in an interview with Waypoint, made the designation of paid versus free the deciding factor in taking down fangames, though he used the argument to erroneously state AM2R was a commercial product.

The existence of Patreon obviously muddies the waters on whether a project is for profit or not, but fangames with Patreons are not the only ones being taken down.

As for Super Mario 64 online, Emanuar believes Nintendo is getting combative due to the impending release of Super Mario Odyssey, and says he hopes to resume project development and releases after Odyssey is out.

[Source: Kotaku]

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:39 am

Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime Coming To Switch

Indie studio Asteroid Base has announced that it's bringing its 1-4-player co-op title Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime to the Nintendo Switch on October 3rd.

The title will retail on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99

For more on the game, check out our original review.

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Posted on 21 September 2017 | 3:03 am

Play Epic's Fortnite Battle Royale For Free

Fortnite's 100-player PvP Battle Royale mode is free to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One starting September 26.

The mode was recently announced as a public test session for the game's Early Access component, with a full release slated for 2018.

On September 26, squads are also being introduced.

For more on Battle Royale, check out the FAQ via the source link below. Also take a look at our video feature where we discuss whether Battle Royale is just a PUBG rip-off.

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[Source: Epic Games]

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 2:41 am

Final Fantasy XV Comrades Online Multiplayer Expansion Gets Date & Trailer

Grab three friends because Final Fantasy XV's online multiplayer expansion – Comrades – is coming out on October 31.

Players take control of a survivor from Kingsglaive who is trying to find out more about the disappearance of Noctis after chapter 13 in the main game.

The DLC contains both multiplayer and single-player quests and confers special powers from the Lucian bloodline.

Comrades is part of the game's season pass, but a standalone price is unknown at this time.

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[Source: Square Enix]

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 2:24 am

Pokémon Go Equinox Event Starts Soon

The Pokémon Go Equinox event starts on Friday, September 22 at 1:00 pm PDT and runs to the same time on Monday, October 2.

During that time you can earn double Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching eggs, get Super Incubators from the in-game shop, get triple XP for registering new Pokémon in your Pokédex, and more.

For full info, click on the source link below.

[Source: Pokémon Go]

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 2:11 am

Watch The First Trailer For The 2018 Tomb Raider Movie Right Here

Alicia Vikander, best known for her role in Ex Machina, is the newest cinematic Lara Croft in the equally new Tomb Raider movie. The trailer, which can be found below, released just now shows her in action as video gaming's longtime action stalwart.

The trailer shows Vikander jumping, climbing, and basically running an American Ninja Warrior course in a style heavily influenced by 2013's Tomb Raider reboot. Nothing screams Tomb Raider like running away from a wave on a boat, which is thankfully represented well in the trailer.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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Posted on 20 September 2017 | 5:10 pm

Choose Which Kind Of Hatted Pikachu You Want, But Only Choose Once

Mario isn't the only Nintendo character getting in on the hat-based action this year, you can also download one hatted Pikachu to your copy of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon ahead of the nostalgia-filled Pokemon: I Choose You! movie.

The hats, which are based off Ash's hats throughout the seasons and regions he has traveled through in the TV show, are being given away week to week. You enter a code during a week designated for a specific hat and you get that Pikachu, but the catch is that you can only download that week's Pikachu. That is, if you want the Hoenn hat and the Kanto/Johto hat, you're out of luck and have to choose one.

Here are the date ranges for the various hats:

Kanto/Johto Cap: September 19 - 25

Hoenn Cap: September 26 - October 2

Sinnoh Cap: October 3 - 9

Unova Cap: October 10 - 16

Kalos Cap: October 17 - 23

Alola Cap: October 24 - 30

You get your code through the game's Mystery Gift feature using code PIKACHU20, so if you're planning to do so through multiple games, keep yourself aware of the dates. The full details can be found on the Pokemon Company's website, along with step-by-step instructions of how to get your Pikachu.

[Source: The Pokemon Company]

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 4:22 pm

Phil Spencer Joins Microsoft Senior Leadership Team

Microsoft's executive vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, has been officially named to the senior leadership team at the Redmond company.

Spencer joined Microsoft in 1998 as an intern and has been working his way up the ladder for nearly twenty years. In 2014, as Don Mattrick exited the company for Zynga, Spencer replaced him as head of the Xbox Division and all of Microsoft's entertainment-related endeavors.

Spencer took over the Xbox division on a note of optimism, acknowledging that mistakes had been made with the brand, but that he was working to right them. For better or worse, the Xbox division has become leaner under Spencer's leadership, moving faster to react to changing industry realities but also leaving a number of high profile cancellations behind him.

As part of the senior leadership team, which numbers sixteen people including CEO Satya Nadella himself, Spencer now has more of a guiding hand in the direction of the company and larger sway with the direction of the Xbox division.

 

Our Take
Spencer has been talking for most of the generation about the necessary changes to the Xbox, so hopefully the Xbox One X is the culmination of that effort.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 3:54 pm

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Proudly Proclaims "NO MORE NAZIS"

Yesterday, we reported on a teaser for an upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus trailer. Today, Bethesda has released the full trailer and it has a very anti-nazi message.

Protagonist BJ Blaskowitz punches, stabs, shoots, explodes, and generally kills a bunch of nazis in this trailer. Also, two people have sex in a boat, so be aware of that if you were planning to watch this at work and your boss is cool with all of the above but not that part.

There is not much to be said that the trailer won't say for itself, so check it out below. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is scheduled for release on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with a Switch version coming sometime in 2018.

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Posted on 20 September 2017 | 12:59 pm