March's Xbox One Games With Gold Titles Revealed

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The titles offered through Xbox Live's Games with Gold program for March have been announced. As usual, two Xbox One games are being offered--one at the start of the month and one halfway through--and two older titles from previous console generations will be free with a Gold subscription as well.

In terms of Xbox One titles, from March 1-31, you'll be able to download Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, an open-world adventure game based on the popular animated series Adventure Time. From March 16-April 15, a Games with Gold subscription will allow you to download Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 for free. If you haven't played Garden Warfare 2 before, you should as this wacky shooter is an absolute blast, and doing so will possibly prepare you for the next Plants vs. Zombies game as it's rumored to be Garden Warfare 3.

Final Fortnite Season 8 Banana Teaser Is A-Peel-Ing

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Fortnite has been slowly teasing the start of Season 8, with a series of poems that teased a vaguely pirate theme and the image of a volcano and a skull. Each of the pieces has also included an image (barely) hidden in the background, which presumably show some icon of relevance or an upcoming skin. For example, the latest appears to show a little banana man.

It's a little odd, next to the other teasers that have shown pirate hooks, vipers, and a tiger face, but Fortnite has never been a game to take itself too seriously. The latest poem doesn't shed much more light on what we can expect from this season, whereas previous verses have talked of loot and mysterious threats lurking from the waves.

When all four images are compiled, they form an image of a volcano erupting, with a skull forming from the smoke and fire. Season 8 begins February 28.

Fortnite Season 8 Banana Teaser Is A-Peel-Ing

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Fortnite has been slowly teasing the start of Season 8, with a series of poems that teased a vaguely pirate theme and the image of a volcano and a skull. Each of the pieces has also included an image (barely) hidden in the background, which presumably show some icon of relevance or an upcoming skin. For example, the latest appears to show a little banana man.

It's a little odd, next to the other teasers that have shown pirate hooks, vipers, and a tiger face, but Fortnite has never been a game to take itself too seriously. The latest poem doesn't shed much more light on what we can expect from this season, whereas previous verses have talked of loot and mysterious threats lurking from the waves.

When all four images are compiled, they form an image of a volcano erupting, with a skull forming from the smoke and fire. Season 8 begins February 28 with the release of a new update. Downtime will begin at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT / 8 PM AET and will see the release of a larger-than-average patch. We don't exactly when servers will come back online, but at least we likely have that banana to look forward to.

Pokemon Sword And Shield: Every Pokemon In The Trailer

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Pokemon Sword And Shield: Every Pokemon In The Trailer

Gotta Catch At Least These Ones

Pokemon Sword and Shield have finally been revealed, and we now know what the eighth generation of Pokemon games will look like on Nintendo Switch. The reveal trailer showed the new Galar region, which appears to be inspired by England, the Gen 8 starters, your trainer, and a number of Pokemon.

You never know with a new Pokemon game what old Pokemon might make an appearance, so we've rounded up all the Pokemon from the trailer here. Many of the Pokemon are from more recent games, including Sun and Moon, while a few are older. Almost all of them were shown in battle.

It's worth noting that the trailer appears to show the return of Pokemon's traditional battle style in wild Pokemon encounters, as opposed to the Pokemon Go-inspired catching mechanics seen in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. We didn't see Pokemon in the overworld, like in Let's Go, or even following you around.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are releasing worldwide in late 2019. Be sure to see our story on the new Gen 8 starters for more details, and maybe tell us what you think these mysterious symbols are so we can all start theorizing.

Pokemon Sword And Shield: Nintendo Direct News Recap

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Pokemon Sword And Shield: Nintendo Direct News Recap

Nintendo has finally revealed the next generation of Pokemon games, called Pokemon Sword and Shield. The two games are coming to Nintendo Switch in late 2019, and the seven-minute video explained the finer points and left some intriguing clues. Here's everything we learned about Gen 8, and you can still rewatch the Direct to see it all for yourself.

One of the most iconic parts of any new Pokemon game are its three starters--the Pokemon you select from at the beginning of the game. Nintendo made them the star of the debut, holding back on any mention of other Pokemon or new legendaries. They follow the usual elemental types from prior games: the Grass-type chimp Grookey, Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and Water-type lizard Sobble. So far we haven't seen their ultimate evolutions, so it remains to be seen what other types and abilities they could have once they're leveled up.

As usual for new main Pokemon games, Sword and Shield introduces a new setting. The Galar region is full of cottages and Victorian architecture, and even has a structure resembling the Big Ben clock tower in London, England. All of this suggests that the new region is based loosely on the UK, similarly to Alola (Hawaii) or Kalos (France). A full look at the map provides an overview of all the sights, including what appear to be elemental gyms.

Pokemon Sword And Shield: What Are These Mysterious Symbols?

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Pokemon Sword And Shield: What Are These Mysterious Symbols?

The eighth generation of Pokemon games, Pokemon Sword and Shield, have finally been revealed. The trailer, which you can watch above, shows off the new starter Pokemon, a new region, and how Pokemon will look on Nintendo Switch. But it also has a few shots that raise more questions than they answer.

At two points in the trailer, you can see stones with symbols carved into them. These symbols are different from previous Pokemon puzzles, like Gen 2's Unown and Gen 3's braille, and they could just be decoration--the new region, Galar, might be inspired by England, and these could be Stonehenge-esque stones. But they're featured prominently in their respective shots, so it's hard not to wonder.

Also shown in the trailer is a large carving in a hillside of what might be a Pokemon. Aside from another indication that this might be an England-inspired region, it could represent a legendary Pokemon; it appears to be both breathing fire (or smoke) and shooting out lightning bolts, and there are small figures at its feet that seem to be having a bad time.

Where To Pre-Order Pokemon Sword And Shield For Nintendo Switch (US)

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In a Nintendo Direct earlier this morning, Nintendo announced two new Pokemon games, which are titled Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The two games will arrive on Switch in late 2019, marking the first main series Pokemon games to arrive on the console. The Direct also gave us a brief look at the games' gorgeous new region, Galar, and the three new starter Pokemon: Grookey, a grass monkey; Scorbunny, a fiery rabbit; and Sobble, a shy water lizard.

More information, including the exact release date, will be revealed in the coming months, but if you're already mentally throwing your money at Nintendo and counting down the days, pre-orders for the game are slowly opening up. Best Buy already has listings for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield live on their site, so you can pre-order the games right now. We'll update this post as more retailers begin offering pre-orders.

Best Buy -- $60 (Sword, Shield)