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Pokemon Go Battle League Season 7 dates, ranks, cups, rules, rewards, and more

The Pokemon Go Battle League continues on in its new format – with Season 7 of the battle league set to bring players a new chance to rank up and a new suite of Go Battle League Rewards. In late 2020, the Pokemon Go Battle League took on a different format as part of the GO Beyond update – and that format is now continuing with the seventh season, which will debut on March 1st 2021. Go Battle League seasons are now closely tied to Pokemon Go’s other themed events – so Season 7 will conclude alongside the Season of…

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Terraria back in development for Google Stadia

After a bit of an issue, Re-Logic’s Terraria is back in development for Google Stadia.Earlier this month it was revealed that Terraria for Stadia has been canceled due to Google having disabled the studio head’s Google account without warning, and being unable to address the problem.Basically what happened was that for some reason, founder Andrew Spinks’ Google account had been disabled without reason. According to Spinks, he did not violate the terms of service or do anything to cause the account to be disabled (thanks, Neowin).“My phone has lost access to thousands of dollars of apps on Google Play, I had just…

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Stonefly is a chill, mech adventure coming out this summer

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 26 February 2021 17:54 GMT Pilot a mech through an enchanted forest.Indie studio Flight School has announced its latest title, Stonefly.The title is described as a “captivating mech adventure” with users taking on the role of Annika, an inventor whose mech you pilot through an enchanted forest. The studio previously released Creature in the Well back in 2019. Stonefly is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC via publisher MVM Interactive.“Stonefly is an exciting next step for our small development team. We’ve designed a game that mirrors Annika’s journey to…

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New Pokemon Snap gameplay video shows off the game’s features

During the Pokemon Presents stream today, another look at New Pokemon Snap was presented.The previously announced New Pokemon Snap has you taking on the rolled of an apprentice Pokemon photographer in the Lental region. Here, you will work with Professor Mirror who is doing an ecological survey to photograph Pokemon in nature.In the Lental region, wild Pokemon thrive on the various islands where environments can differ greatly, You will be able to get the attention of the over 200 Pokemon by throwing fluffruit which will help when taking shots of the creatures.You will also be able to use an Illumina…

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343 says graphics improvements “finally coming together” for Halo Infinite

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 26 February 2021 17:02 GMT Follows the game’s visuals failing to impress when it was shown off last summer.Developer 343 says that its efforts to improve Halo Infinite’s graphics have “finally come together.”In the latest Inside Infinite over on the Halo website, graphics producer Alex Le Boulicaut said that the various teams at 343 had been polishing the title’s visuals since its gameplay reveal in July 2020. This demo failed to impress fans, with 343 admitting later that it had “work to do” in the game’s graphics.“Following the Campaign demo last July, the team has been…

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a 3D action RPG that’s launching next year

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 26 February 2021 15:47 GMT Title is set to launch for Nintendo Switch early next year. Game Freak has finally made that Zelda-esque Pokemon game you were all asking for.Announced today during the Pokemon Presents livestream event for the pocket monsters’ 25 anniversary, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a new kind of entry in the series from developer Game Freak.This is a 3D action RPG, similar in style to something like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, that sees players exploring an older version of the Sinnoh region in order to complete the first-ever Pokedex.Things aren’t all that…

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Oddworld: Soulstorm PS5 is your free PlayStation Plus game in April

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 26 February 2021 08:52 GMT Oddworld: Soulstorm has given us the most detailed look yet at its gameplay.As part of Sony’s State of Play, Oddworld: Soulstorm developer Oddworld Inhabitants not only announced a release date for the game, shown new gameplay, the developer also confirmed that the PS5 version of the upcoming adventure will be free on PlayStation Plus in April.Though it’s a little weird to see one of the Plus games in April announced before we know what we’re getting in March, it’s nonetheless a welcome surprise. Oddworld: Soulstorm will be available to claim on…

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CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077’s next patch after cyber attack

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:51 GMT The studio says it needs extra time to pull this big update together.Polish games firm CD Projekt has said that the next patch for Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out slightly later than anticipated.In a post on Twitter, the studio said that Patch 1.2 would be delayed, partly because of the recent cyber attack that the firm was victim to. CD Projekt said that the upcoming update would go “beyond any of our previous updates,” introducing numerous fixes and improvements.The studio revealed at the start of February that someone had hacked…

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Q-Games’ PixelJunk Raiders launches exclusively for Stadia next week

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:51 GMT The new rogue-like action game is free if you have Stadia Pro.The latest entry in the PixelJunk series is launching next week, but only on Google Stadia.PixelJunk Raiders was announced via a trailer on the official Stadia YouTube channel and is coming only to Google’s platform on March 1. That’s next Monday. The game is a rogue-like action-adventure title that has players battling their way through a planet called Tantal. The official blurb says that PixelJunk Raiders is taking “full advantage of Stadia’s revolutionary features” including State Share.The game costs $19.99/€19.99…

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New report unveils chaotic development at Dying Light 2 maker Techland

Staff say that the studio has no idea what the final version of the game is even going to be.An expose into Polish studio Techland paints a rather chaotic working culture in the making of Dying Light 2.A number of sources at the studio spoke to The Gamer, telling the outlet that turnover at the developer is high, with management apparently unwilling to listen to the talent it attracts.“We have been operating on the market for 30 years and many of our employees have been with us for a long time,” CEO Pawel Marchewka said, when asked about staff turnover.“Making…

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Sony giving away Ratchet & Clank in March as Play At Home returns

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:52 GMT Download Insomniac’s platformer and score 90 extra days of access of streaming services Funimation or Wakanim. Sony has brought its Play At Home initiative back for a second year.The PlayStation maker said in a blog post that it is giving away 2016’s Ratchet & Clank for free at the start of next month. Insomniac’s platformer will be available to download for nothing from March 1 at 8pm PST / March 2 at 4am GMT / 5am CET until March 31, 2021 at 8pm PDT/April 1 at 4am BST/5am CEST.Furthermore, starting on…

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Cult classic El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is making its PC debut “soon”

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:11 GMT The 2011 action game is making a return in the near future.Action title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is going to be launching on PC at some point in the near future.In a rather vague press release, producer Sawaki Takeyasu – who led development on the original game – said that the title will be coming to Steam “very soon.” There’s no more information than that right now, but this does following Takeyasu teasing that El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron would be making its PC debut at the end…

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Best Valheim mods | Valheim Plus, first person view, and more

Valheim has only been in Early Access for a few weeks, but it’s already enjoyed a meteoric rise up the Steam charts — selling over three million copies in its first three weeks and boasting 500,000 concurrent players at its peak.Though the game doesn’t officially support modding, there’s no way a PC title this popular wasn’t going to attract a host of fan-made mods sooner rather than later. The game came out of nowhere in early February, and it’s taken a few days for the modding community to catch up, but we are now beginning to see the release of…

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Horizon Forbidden West still appears to be on track for release this year

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:57 GMT Development of Sony’s line-up hasn’t been majorly impacted by Covid.Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West still seems on track for a 2021 release.That’s according to PlayStation boss Jim Ryan, who was asked by GQ whether the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic had impacted Sony’s slate of content for this year. The exec said that Horizon Forbidden West, as well as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Housemarque’s Returnal are on track for release in 2021.“We’re feeling pretty good about Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon Forbidden West,” Ryan said.“And, you know, there…

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Valheim gets first-person mod

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 11:52 GMT Players can get a new perspective on the smash-hit survival game.You can now play Early Access blockbuster Valheim in first-person mod.That’s thanks to a mod from NexusMods user Kailen37, which allows people to play the survival title from a first-person perspective. In order to access this, players with the mod installed simply have to keep zooming in and eventually you’ll end up in first-person mode.By Kailen37’s own admission, this is “still very much a work in progress,” but the modder says that it is not only “pretty playable” but also “fun.”Given…