Upcoming titles I’m excited for in 2018

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2018 has already been so jam-packed with quality titles, it’s hard to keep up. Monster Hunter World, Ni No Kuni 2, Mario Tennis Aces, just to name a few.
But enough about them, let’s talk about some games that aren’t out yet.
I’m going to go in chronological order here…

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Why Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee worries me

1As I’m sure most of us long-time Pokemon fans have noticed by now, this game, unfortunately, is not made for us.

This is a game made to reel in some of Pokemon Go’s ridiculously huge player-base (reportedly 147 million last May) to the main series games.
Could this work? Yeah, probably. But to the extent that they want it to? Probably not.
So many decisions have been made to simplify the game, to such a point that you wonder… Is this still a Pokemon game at all?  Continue reading Why Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee worries me

League of Legends Characters Based on Actual Legends and Folktales

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Ahri – Kitsune

Ahri, the nine-tailed fox is a pretty apt representation of the Japanese yokai, Kitsune.
Kitsune are a common concept in Japan and can be found all throughout it’s history.

Most commonly appearing outside of temples nowadays as statues. You’ll most likely see them carrying a scroll or a jewel Continue reading League of Legends Characters Based on Actual Legends and Folktales

One to look out for: Pato Box

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The Switch has been getting an endless slue of interesting games lately, but every now and then, one will stand out amongst the rest.
Recently confirmed to be coming “Around June” for Switch, Pato Box is in a sense, a spiritual successor to the beloved Punch Out!! on NES, and in another sense… It’s a buff duck beating the heck out of people. And I’m very excited about it.

With seven unique and challenging bosses to take down, and an art-style that attempts to make it feel like you’re in a graphic novel, Pato Box looks to be just the right amount of stupid to be fantastic.

Pato Box is available now on PS VITA, PC and Mac via Steam, and later on Nintendo Switch.

 

 

Say Hello To The Baby PS4 Controller

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So this is a thing now.
A miniature, wired PS4 controller with all the non-essential features stripped back and a flatter design. I suppose for a kids first time playing on the console, the Dualshock 4 may be a bit intimidating, and thus… This thing.
It actually looks pretty neat, though it’s a shame that it’s wired.

If you have very tiny hands or just don’t want to pay for a full-fledged controller, the Mini Wired Gamepad from Hori will be available across the US and Canada this holiday for $29.99 USD (MSRP) / $39.99 CAD (MSRP).

Looks Like You Can Now See More Specific Playtimes On Your Switch

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As pointed out by @SteelDiver on Twitter, with the newest firmware update to the Switch, Ver. 4.0, your console will now start counting and displaying playtime hours earlier. Neat!

This update also comes with a host of new features such as gameplay recording, new avatars and a slightly revamped news feed.

Spooky Gen 3 Monsters Join Pokémon Go Tomorrow

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Some new Pokemon will (finally) be coming to Pokemon Go tomorrow as a Halloween event begins. New to the mobile game will be Banette, Duskull, Shuppet, Sableye and Dusclops. A Pikachu in a pretty funky witches hat will also be available to hunt down and enslave.
This leads many to speculate if we’ll see any more gen 3 Pokémon making an appearance any time soon. It’s probably fair to assume there won’t be any others until at least the end of the celebration, but hey, you never know.
I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled!
… On my phone.

You can read the full blog post by Niantic here;


Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone, and other spooky Pokémon are back again this Halloween, and this time, they’re bringing some special friends! Sableye, Banette, and a few other Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will be making their first-ever appearance in Pokémon GO. The rest of the Pokémon first seen in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will gradually arrive starting as early as December! We hope Trainers enjoy this special Halloween treat. The Halloween celebration will start on October 20 at 12:00 P.M. PDT and run until November 2 at 1:00 P.M. PDT.

A special Pikachu will be out celebrating Halloween in an all-new costume, and you can, too! Dress up your avatar for the occasion by wearing Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. You’ll also earn extra Candy while you’re out trick-or-treating with your Buddy Pokémon: Candy rewards from catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon will be doubled, and your buddy will find Candy twice as fast during the Halloween celebration! Last but not least, you’ll have the opportunity to stock up for your upcoming adventures with special boxes from the in-game shop, featuring items such as Raid Passes and Super Incubators.

While you’re out looking for Sableye, Banette, and other spooky Pokémon, use your Pokémon GO AR camera to capture festive photos and share them on social media using #PokemonGOHalloween. As always, make sure to remain alert and aware of your surroundings while playing Pokémon GO this season.

—The Pokémon GO team


The Halloween celebration will start on October 20 at 12:00 P.M. PDT and run until November 2 at 1:00 P.M. PDT.