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Pokemon Go temporary bonuses are back until June 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:48 GMT Niantic is bringing back certain temporary bonuses to Pokemon Go.To continue adapting to the changing global environment, and in response to the situation becoming more difficult for many players due to COVID-19, Niantic is bringing back certain bonuses to Pokemon Go.According to Niantic, incense effectiveness in Pokemon Go will be increased, now attracting Pokemon more often.Buddy Pokemon will now bring you more Gifts each day, up to five gifts at once and up to three times a day.These bonuses are temporary, but they will remain in the game at a minimum…

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Hearthstone players aren’t happy about Tavern Pass gold rewards

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 13:28 GMT Recent changes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft-themed card game have left some users unhappy.Fans of Blizzard’s free-to-play card battler Hearthstone are unhappy about the rewards doled out by the new premium Tavern Pass system.As reported by PC Gamer, this new battle pass-esque mechanic was introduced on November 12 and promised to not reduced how much gold users received from playing the game. It seems that this is not the case, with people reporting that they aren’t landing as much gold as they were before after buying the $20 Tavern Pass.Taking to…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Aspect of Control guide – Where to find Entropic Shards

There’s lots to be getting on with in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, including searching for some elusive Entropic Shards. Entropic Shards look like little Darkness Pyramids and can be found in various locations. You’ll probably have noticed they are immune to damage unless you’ve managed to progress through the main campaign and acquired Salvation’s Grip.As part of the Aspect of Control quest, which is part of the Born Into Darkness quest from the Exo Stranger, you’ll need to destroy five Entropic Shards.We’ve found nine so far, so here’s where you can find them. You can find our Stasis Prototype Quest:…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Fang of Xivu Arath Artifact

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:56 GMT There’s a new Artifact to claim in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, so here’s how to get your hands on it. Artifacts can be improved by selecting mods that can boost weapon damage, help you find more ammo and can ultimately increase your Power level.This season, you’ll be getting the Fang of Xivu Arath Artifact, but you’ll need to complete the opening mission first before you can get your hands on it.Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Fang of Xivu Arath ArtifactTo get started, log in and begin the…

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Epic may be looking to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:42 GMT Epic Games is apparently looking into the possibility of a monthly subscription for Fortnite.As spotted by Twitter user Firemonkey, the studio is sending out a survey asking Fortnite players for their feedback on some marketing creative for this new scheme, dubbed the Monthly Crew Pack.Signing up for this means players will receive Fortnite’s Battle Pass, a new outfit that will later be sold to non-subscribers and 1,000 of the V-Bucks in-game currency each month. Epic is also asking respondents whether they’d pay $15.99 for this package.Since its launch back in 2017,…

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GTA firm Take-Two reckons it could charge more than $60 for its games

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 18:02 GMT Take-Two thinks that it should be asking for more than $60 for its releases. That’s according to CEO and chairman Strauss Zelnick, who was asked by an investor during its recent financial about whether the company would consider making titles like Grand Theft Auto free-to-play. The exec said that he feels the company sells its products for less than they are worth.The exec’s reasoning is that people buy games like Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 for $60, but then they can enjoy their online modes entirely free…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare smashes franchise sales record

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 2 November 2020 12:27 GMT Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has sold more copies in its first year than any other entry in the franchise so far.That’s according to publisher Activision, who told investors – as transcribed by Seeking Alpha – that Modern Warfare had smashed series records. Notably, the firm didn’t actually put a figure on how many copies it had shifted in the last 12 months, but two-thirds of these purchases were made digitally.The company also boasts that the premium Modern Warfare and the free-to-play battle royale Warzone have “more than three times” the…

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Fortnitemares: Where to find and how to ride a Witch Broom

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 11:53 GMT As part of the new Fortnitemares challenges, you’ll need to find and take a ride on a Witch Broom. You can find barrels of Witch Brooms around the new Fortnitemares map in Solo, Duos and Squads matches. It’s a bit like picking up a fishing rod from a barrel – simply interact with it to equip one and away you go.Fortnitemares: Where to find a Witch BroomTo find a Witch Broom, you’ll need to hunt for a Witch Shack. We’ve managed to find two, so here’s where to look: Northwest of…

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Pokemon Go updates Mega Evolutions, Ghost-type Pokemon event coming soon

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 17:00 GMT Niantic Games has changed how Mega Evolutions work in Pokemon Go, and have announced a Ghost-type event coming to the game.Pokemon Go Mega Evolutions will change in two ways just in time for October Community Day.According to the development team, the duration that Pokemon stay in their Mega-Evolved form has doubled from four hours to eight hours.Also, the cap for Mega Energy has increased from 999 to 2,000. This limit applies to each individual type of Mega Energy, not the total amount of Mega Energy you have across Pokemon species.As for the upcoming event,…

Genshin Impact is adding a new region in December

The new free-to-play Breath Of The Wild-like Genshin Impact is getting a new area for you to explore in December. Named Dragonspine, developers Mihoyo estimate it’ll arrive in the game on the 23rd, and it’ll come with an event linked to the area as well. That’s not all, though, because the devs have a bunch more events that they plan on hosting at the same times as real-world ones. (more…)

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Genshin Impact is the biggest new IP launch for a Chinese developer

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 12 October 2020 09:34 GMT Genshin Impact has wrapped up another successful week.Genshin Impact, the action RPG from Chinese developer Mihoyo, has so far grossed over $100 million in revenue worldwide since its release two weeks ago. In its first week of release, Genshin Impact reached the number two spot on iOS’ list of highest-grossing games, according to Sensor Tower. This is in part off the back of over 23 million downloads on iOS and Android during the same window (17 million in four days), according to App Annie. Genshin Impact has now grossed over $100m…

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Amazon to stop developing its free-to-play shooter Crucible

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 10 October 2020 14:24 GMT Amazon has announced it has canceled the development of its free-to-play PvPvE shooter Crucible.Crucible has been canceled by Amazon and it will go offline on November 9.According to an official statement, the team behind the game will be transitioned to working on the company’s New World MMO and other upcoming projects.Amazon will offer a full refund for any purchases made, and all credit purchases within Crucible have been disabled.“In the next few weeks we’ll be hosting a final playtest and community celebration, both in-game and in our official Discord,” reads the notice….

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Pokemon Go Field Research quests: October missions and rewards list

If you want to be the very best, you’ll need to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Research Quests – constantly changing missions and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Here’s all the current missions for October 2020.Pokemon Go’s research quests are split into two categories: Field Research tasks and Research Breakthroughs.Field Research tasks (or quests if you prefer) are picked up from Pokestops and are essentially random, though quests and rewards change from month to month. Completing these can lead to Research Breakthroughs which provide further unique rewards that also rotate over…

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Next Pokemon Go Community Day will be held on October 17, features Charmander

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:40 GMT Charmander, the adorable Lizard Pokemon, will be the featured feature for the next Pokemon Go Community Day.The next Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on Saturday, October 17.It will kick off at 11am and run until 5pm local time.During this time, Charmander will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one. Evolve Charmeleon during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Charizard that knows Dragon Breath.There’ll be a one-time-purchasable October Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokeCoins. It features…

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Free-to-play action RPG Genshin Impact is out now

Free-to-play action RPG Genshin Impact is out now on PC, PS4, iOS, and Android and heck, it actually seems pretty enticing. The very Breath Of The Wild-looking fantasy game gives you elemental powers to wield in action combat, a party to build, and a colorful world to explore. Better yet, you can pull your pals on other systems into co-op with cross-platform multiplayer. (more…)

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Pokemon Masters interview: looking back on the first year of another huge mobile spin-off

There aren’t many video game franchises out there that can support multiple huge mobile games – but Pokemon is one of them. While Pokemon Go was the game that caused a huge splash and made waves in news headlines, others are highly successful nevertheless, including Pokemon Masters, which last month hit its first anniversary since launch.Pokemon Masters has something of a different focus to most Pokemon titles. While the critters that you bond and battle with are key, it also features an all-star cast of Pokemon Trainers and Masters from around the Pokemon series, pulling inspiration for those characters from…

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Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 4 – Watch the Nexus War trailer here

By Lauren Aitken, Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:28 GMT Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 4 is finally here and we got our first look at the new Marvel-themed trailer. Thor and Galactus had been trying to prevent the Black Winter from taking over, but Galactus was distracted by the power emanating from the Fortnite Island. As a result, Thor followed him and crash-landed into a Battle Royale, lost his memories and, alongside other heroes, will be battling it out with Galactus in the Nexus War.The theme of the new season is the Nexus War and you’ll be able to chase the…

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Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes – How to complete the Light and Dark Bounty

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:59 GMT The Solstice of Heroes event is still live in Destiny 2 and this week, Eva has a new elemental bounty for you. This week, several of the Solstice of Heroes bounties centre around Gambit and Crucible. There are a few weeks left to claim all the Solstice of Heroes rewards, which you can check out here, but Guardians are finding this week’s bounty list quite challenging.One such problematic bounty is Light and Dark. This new weekly bounty is now live but the steps to complete it are a bit misleading. Destiny…

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Pokemon Go might be getting a paid subscription service

A recent datamine has revealed that Pokemon Go might be getting its own subscription service in the near future. The news comes from Reddit, where a poster detailed their excursion deep into the source code for Pokemon Go’s latest APK.Most of what they learned had to do with Mega Evolutions – for example, the implementation of Megas was in the works prior to remote raiding and stickers, and Megas will have their own Raid level (as opposed to following the traditional 1-5 structure, which was originally reported after the initial datamining session).It was also revealed that there is a new…

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Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 3 – Collect Fireflies from Weeping Woods

By Lauren Aitken, Thursday, 20 August 2020 14:21 GMT For this Fortnite weekly challenge, you’ll need to hunt down some Fireflies in the Weeping Woods. Fireflies only come out during night cycles in Fortnite, so you’ll need to lurk in the Weeping Woods for a bit to complete this challenge. Your best bet is to land close to the woods then sneak your way over to the location to avoid an early elimination.Vehicles have finally been added to Fortnite and the new Coral Castle location has appeared as the water receded. There’s also a new starship challenge available, where you’ll…