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Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:21 GMT Folks have been spending quite a bit of money on digital games.Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year to $10.6 billion according to numbers crunched by Superdata.According to the data, in October, console spending grew the fastest, with earnings from sales up 18% year-over-year (yoy).Mobile earnings were up 15% and digital for PC was up by 10%.Genshin Impact, released on September 28 for PC, mobile, and PS4, was October’s highest-grossing game.FIFA 21 sold 1.5 million digital units with revenue up compared to FIFA 20 launch month digital sales. The…

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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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Lil Nas X is holding a concert experience in Roblox tonight

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 10:00 GMT The Old Town Road rapper will be taking to the ever-popular cuboid game.Lil Nas X will be holding a concert in Roblox tonight, bringing an unlikely creative partnership to fruition. The concert will see the musician perform a handful of songs, but also his new track, ‘Holiday’.As Covid-19 continues to affect the world, concerts and live-performances are becoming rarer and rarer. Impossible in fact, at least in their traditional form. This has seen musicians getting creative. Several have turned to video games, creating huge events both for the performer and the…

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Genshin Impact update 1.1 adds new playable characters, quests, reputation system, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 14:49 GMT Genshin Impact update 1.1 will be released on November 11, and it will add new quests, four playable characters, and a reputation system.The new characters for Genshin Impact include two 5-star and two 4-star characters. The new quest will wrap up the Liyue chapter, and you can also expect character-specific side quests, according to IGN.There will also be a seasonal event called Unreconciled Stars which will run for two weeks. In it, you will fight against a “sudden and terrible catastrophe” threatening Teyvat. You can expect various quests, challenges, and rewards…

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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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Rainbow Six Siege coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and Android on October 22

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 14:41 GMT Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service later this week, Microsoft has revealed.After a pretty conspicuous tease yesterday, Microsoft has officially confirmed that Ubisoft’s multiplayer shooter will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass on October 22.This highly competitive game, which has a thriving esports scene, is set to arrive on the subscription service next week – and it’ll be playable on both Xbox One and Android when it lands… though trying to stay alive and operate on a level playing field on your…

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You can play this amazing Disco Elysium Game Boy port on PC or mobile

In celebration of Disco Elysium‘s first anniversary, an enterprising fan has remade part of the game in a nostalgic Game Boy style.If you’re wondering when the game will arrive on Switch or other consoles, this might help you endure the wait.The impressive fan-made port is best experienced on an actual Game Boy – and the game actually runs on the hardware if you download the ROM and load it onto a flash cartridge – but the game will also run on a PC or on mobile, too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqVzFjna00Y&ab_channel=DiscoElysiumThe port won’t allow you to play through the entire game; the creator has…

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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,…

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Genshin Impact downloaded at least 17 million times in four days

Genshin Impact has racked up a confirmed 17 million downloads on mobile devices alone in the four days since its release.The game, a free-to-play action-RPG that caught gamers’ eyes last year thanks to the similarities it shares with Breath of the Wild, has already been a huge success.Mobile performance analyst site App Annie shared some of the game’s impressive stats to Twitter. The analyst states that developer MiHoYo has achieved 17,000,000 downloads on mobile alone.It is also the biggest international launch of a Chinese game the industry has ever seen, according to GamesIndustry.biz, 🗓️ Oct 5 – #AppAnnie’s #mobile #statoftheday 🎮✨#GenshinImpact…

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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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Xbox Game Pass on phone can give the Switch a run for its money – in the right conditions

Xbox Game Pass works a treat on mobile – and with the Razer Kishi, the experience feels a lot like playing a Nintendo Switch in handheld mode – but a little bit better.Just a month ago, I wrote about how “playing Xbox Game Pass through xCloud feels like a next-generation experience” – and since then, game pass on mobile has become a regular staple of my video game diet. I’ve done a few more play-throughs of Streets of Rage 4, played a shed load of Halo, and rekindled a love for Forza Horizon 4 while finally getting around to digging…

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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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Activision seemingly working on a mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:42 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone may in the future expand beyond PC and consoles.Activision has seemingly began building a team to create a version of Call of Duty: Warzone on mobile. A since-removed job listing (via Charlie Intel) revealed that the company is after an executive producer who’s going to oversee the game’s transition to mobile devices.Initially, the job appears to be tangentially related to Warzone. The page had WZM as a code for the job, for instance, which could be referring to Warzone mobile. The further down the page you go,…

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Roller Champions will be released in early 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:14 GMT A release window has been announced for Roller Champions.Roller Champions will be released in early 2021, it was announced today during Ubisoft Forward.Originally slated for release in early 2020, we’ll just have a bit more of a wait.Announced last year, the game is Ubisoft’s second major foray into the action sports market after Steep.It is essentially a roller derby game taking place inside closed circuits.The game is a free to play, PvP game, where two teams of three players face off in global arenas. A limited-time demo of the game was made available after…

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The Witcher: Monster Slayer gameplay shows the iOS and Android game in action

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 14:27 GMT The Witcher: Monster Slayer, the augmented reality game set in the Witcher universe, has a gameplay trailer.Now we have an idea what The Witcher: Monster Slayer will look like once it’s made available on iOS and Android.CD Projekt posted a gameplay trailer for the title on Twitter. Before you take on your first contract, check out what awaits on the path 👺 Here’s a sneak peek of #TheWitcherMonsterSlayer gameplay. P.S. For the best experience watch it on your phone vertically. pic.twitter.com/G9uFlWZYtO — The Witcher: Monster Slayer (@TheWitcherMS) August 31, 2020 Subscribe…

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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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Porygon and Charmander are the Pokemon Go Community Day Pokemon for September and October

Players recently had the opportunity to vote on which Pokemon they wanted to appear in the next two Pokemon Go Community Day events – the victors were Porygon and Charmander. The poll was initially posted on the official Pokemon Go Twitter page, and was between four iconic Gen 1 Pokemon: Charmander, Porygon, Caterpie, and Grimer. 🗳️ Trainers, it’s time to cast your vote! 🗳️ The two Pokémon with the most votes will be the featured Pokémon for our next two Community Day events! #PokemonGOCommunityDay — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 23, 2020After almost 1 million votes were cast, there were two…

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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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Sega is releasing a new game starring Hatsune Miku

By Cian Maher, Sunday, 23 August 2020 22:44 GMT Sega is launching a mobile rhythm game starring Hatsune Miku in Japan on September 30. The news comes from Player Powers, where a report on the the game was recently published. It’s called Project Sekai and it’s a rhythm game being developed collaboratively by a variety of studios, including Craft Egg, which is known for the popular Bang Dream series.Set in Shibuya, Tokyo, the game sees its protagonist – Hoshino Ichika – encounter virtual musician Hatsune Miku on a television while wandering the streets. After making her way home, she discovers…