The Coolest Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

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The Coolest Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

Following the launch and runaway success of Pokémon Sword & Shield last year, it was just a matter of time before we got the first Sword & Shield expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. While we got a sneak peek at the first Sword & Shield cards through the Galar Collection Boxes in December, today marks the release of the first full Sword & Shield expansion.

As the name implies, the emphasis of this expansion is on Pokémon featured in Sword & Shield. That means you can expect a heavy dose of all-new Pokémon (including Gigantamaxed versions and Legendaries), as well as Galarian forms of old favorites. However, that's not all this expansion offers, as the Pokémon from past generations also appear throughout the expansion.

We were sent several booster packs, as well as all three themed decks. The themed decks feature the evolved forms of the starters, while the booster packs yielded several exciting pulls. Check out the gallery below for my favorite pulls from the new Sword & Shield expansion.

The Coolest Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

about X hours ago from
The Coolest Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

Following the launch and runaway success of Pokémon Sword & Shield last year, it was just a matter of time before we got the first Sword & Shield expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. While we got a sneak peek at the first Sword & Shield cards through the Galar Collection Boxes in December, today marks the release of the first full Sword & Shield expansion.

As the name implies, the emphasis of this expansion is on Pokémon featured in Sword & Shield. That means you can expect a heavy dose of all-new Pokémon (including Gigantamaxed versions and Legendaries), as well as Galarian forms of old favorites. However, that's not all this expansion offers, as the Pokémon from past generations also appear throughout the expansion.

We were sent several booster packs, as well as all three themed decks. The themed decks feature the evolved forms of the starters, while the booster packs yielded several exciting pulls. Check out the gallery below for my favorite pulls from the new Sword & Shield expansion.

An Interview With The Minds Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

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An Interview With The Minds Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is just a day away from its launch on Friday, February 7. The Ubisoft and Apple TV+ sitcom comes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz. The comedy tackles the challenges of making games by taking us inside a fictional game development studio and showcasing the issues the characters face in its day-to-day operations. Expect big personalities to clash, as the team desperately tries to keep their successful MMORPG interesting and profitable. Ahead of the show’s debut, we chatted with some of the creators and executive producers (McElhenney, Ganz, and David Hornsby) to see what went into making it. 

An Interview With The Minds Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

about X hours ago from
An Interview With The Minds Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is just a day away from its launch on Friday, February 7. The Ubisoft and Apple TV+ sitcom comes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz. The comedy tackles the challenges of making games by taking us inside a fictional game development studio and showcasing the issues the characters face in its day-to-day operations. Expect big personalities to clash, as the team desperately tries to keep their successful MMORPG interesting and profitable. Ahead of the show’s debut, we chatted with some of the creators and executive producers (McElhenney, Ganz, and David Hornsby) to see what went into making it. 

An Interview With The Minds Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

about X hours ago from
An Interview With The Minds Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is just a day away from its launch on Friday, February 7. The Ubisoft and Apple TV+ sitcom comes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz. The comedy tackles the challenges of making games by taking us inside a fictional game development studio and showcasing the issues the characters face in its day-to-day operations. Expect big personalities to clash, as the team desperately tries to keep their successful MMORPG interesting and profitable. Ahead of the show’s debut, we chatted with some of the creators and executive producers (McElhenney, Ganz, and David Hornsby) to see what went into making it. 

Check Out An Exclusive Look At Magic: Legend's Shiv

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Check Out An Exclusive Look At Magic: Legend's Shiv

If you've followed the rest of our Magic: Legends coverage, you'll know we took a deep dive into Benalia and the Caliogo Morass, from its dark swamps to decadent interiors. Today we're showing off a different zone - the island of Shiv. Home to the iconic Shivan Dragon, the island sports a multitude of goblins, elementals, and other dangerous denizens to mop up as you interact and explore with characters like the plucky immortal goblin Squee. Check out the commentary-free video and the cover hub for more on Magic: Legends!

Check Out An Exclusive Look At Magic: Legend's Shiv

about X hours ago from
Check Out An Exclusive Look At Magic: Legend's Shiv

If you've followed the rest of our Magic: Legends coverage, you'll know we took a deep dive into Benalia and the Caliogo Morass, from its dark swamps to decadent interiors. Today we're showing off a different zone - the island of Shiv. Home to the iconic Shivan Dragon, the island sports a multitude of goblins, elementals, and other dangerous denizens to mop up as you interact and explore with characters like the plucky immortal goblin Squee. Check out the commentary-free video and the cover hub for more on Magic: Legends!

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet Tackles The Games Industry With Smart Comedy

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Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet Tackles The Games Industry With Smart Comedy

A lot goes on behind closed doors before a final product ships, and even then it’s rarely the end of the line. In a world of living games and increasing financial demands, studios constantly need to find new ways to keep their games relevant, and most importantly, their fans happy. Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is a new, exclusive Apple TV+ comedy by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz that shows this struggle firsthand, shining a light on the best and worst parts of the process. The way the show uses smart comedy to entertain and address these moments is what makes it worth a watch.

Note: This series doesn't debut until February 7. While I attempt to avoid any spoilers, be aware these impressions are on the full nine episodes of  the unreleased show.

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet Tackles The Games Industry With Smart Comedy

about X hours ago from
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet Tackles The Games Industry With Smart Comedy

A lot goes on behind closed doors before a final product ships, and even then it’s rarely the end of the line. In a world of living games and increasing financial demands, studios constantly need to find new ways to keep their games relevant, and most importantly, their fans happy. Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is a new, exclusive Apple TV+ comedy by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz that shows this struggle firsthand, shining a light on the best and worst parts of the process. The way the show uses smart comedy to entertain and address these moments is what makes it worth a watch.

Note: This series doesn't debut until February 7. While I attempt to avoid any spoilers, be aware these impressions are on the full nine episodes of  the unreleased show.

The Sports Desk – Overpass Rides A Rough & Tough Road

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The Sports Desk – Overpass Rides A Rough & Tough Road

Speed is usually the goal when you're playing a racing game. In Overpass, you definitely want to go as fast as you can, but the title is less about speed per se than finding the right route to the finish line. Overpass (developed by Sweden’s Zordix Racing and published by Bigben) throws up obstacles, hills, mud, boulders, and the laws of physics in your way to slow you down and make you find the most efficient way forward.

In my hands-on time with Overpass it didn’t take long to understand that this was a different kind of racing title. I actually was less worried about my lap times than I was figuring out, moment to moment and lap to lap, what the best route to get up a muddy hill or get across a field of rocks. Thankfully, the game’s physics and visual language are solid; it’s easy to understand which rocks are too big to simply run over or what part of the hill is too steep for your current speed, for instance. This is gaming 101, but when you’re trying to save as much time as possible and constantly sizing up the environment and what’s coming next, instinctively understanding what you can and cannot do in the world smooths your mental processing and eases frustration.