Pokémon Go Shuffles Standard Raid Bosses For First Time

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Pokémon Go Shuffles Standard Raid Bosses For First Time

Niantic's popular AR game has swapped out several of its old raid bosses through a surprise update over the weekend. In its first refresh of the standard raid bosses since launching over the summer, Pokemon Go's raid system now has an updated roster of bosses and revised parameters.

Shortened from one hour to 45 minutes, every lower level raid boss has been replaced to further focus on the first generation of monsters. This shuffle comes ahead of Niantic's stated plan to begin rolling out the third generation of monsters in full beginning as soon as December following its flirtation with Gen 3 over its Halloween event. Despite this apparent focus on Gen 1 for its current roster of raid bosses, Sableye, the Gen 3 monster that first appeared during the recent Halloween event, joins the list of bosses you can battle and capture, while Gen 2 beast Tyranitar maintains its status as a Tier 4 boss.

Here's a list of the current raid bosses:

This Doom Castlevania Mod Whips You Into Shape

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This Doom Castlevania Mod Whips You Into Shape

Modder Batandy, an Italian fan who is best known for their Doom mods, has released a cool mod that recreates Castlevania in first-person.

Castlevania: Simon's Destiny is a remake of the original Castlevania game in Doom's engine, letting you whip, throw knives, douse enemies in holy water, and all the fun stuff that helped alleviate the frustrations of a Castlevania playthrough. It is a fast-paced, almost character action-like take on Castlevania that is surprisingly faithful to the game's original designs.

Check out the trailer below, which also has links to download the mod in the description. Of course, you need GZDoom first to install the mod.

This Doom Castlevania Mod Whips You Into Shape

about X hours ago from
This Doom Castlevania Mod Whips You Into Shape

Modder Batandy, an Italian fan who is best known for their Doom mods, has released a cool mod that recreates Castlevania in first-person.

Castlevania: Simon's Destiny is a remake of the original Castlevania game in Doom's engine, letting you whip, throw knives, douse enemies in holy water, and all the fun stuff that helped alleviate the frustrations of a Castlevania playthrough. It is a fast-paced, almost character action-like take on Castlevania that is surprisingly faithful to the game's original designs.

Check out the trailer below, which also has links to download the mod in the description. Of course, you need GZDoom first to install the mod.

Ghost Story, Formerly Irrational Games, Is Working On An Immersive Sim

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Ghost Story, Formerly Irrational Games, Is Working On An Immersive Sim

Ghost Story Games used to be known as Irrational Games, creators of games like System Shock 2 and Bioshock Infinite, and are hiring for artists to work on an immersive sim.

The studio emerged in 2014 when Ken Levine and 2K Games restructured Irrational. Levine suggested that working on AAA games like Bioshock Infinite was too stressful, leading to a massive downsizing in Irrational staff to take on smaller projects designed for core audiences. There has not been an announced game from the studio since the restructuring and no real hints until this job listing.

Immersive sims themselves like generally open-means first-person games that let players tackle situations with multiple options. While there's several examples like Thief and Deus Ex, one of the more relevant examples is 2007's Bioshock as a reimagining of the concept.

Ghost Story, Formerly Irrational Games, Is Working On An Immersive Sim

about X hours ago from
Ghost Story, Formerly Irrational Games, Is Working On An Immersive Sim

Ghost Story Games used to be known as Irrational Games, creators of games like System Shock 2 and Bioshock Infinite, and are hiring for artists to work on an immersive sim.

The studio emerged in 2014 when Ken Levine and 2K Games restructured Irrational. Levine suggested that working on AAA games like Bioshock Infinite was too stressful, leading to a massive downsizing in Irrational staff to take on smaller projects designed for core audiences. There has not been an announced game from the studio since the restructuring and no real hints until this job listing.

Immersive sims themselves like generally open-means first-person games that let players tackle situations with multiple options. While there's several examples like Thief and Deus Ex, one of the more relevant examples is 2007's Bioshock as a reimagining of the concept.

Modern Dystopia Watch_Dogs Will Be Free On PC Via Uplay

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Modern Dystopia Watch_Dogs Will Be Free On PC Via Uplay

Ubisoft is giving away their hacking action game, Watch_Dogs, for free on PC from November 7 to November 13.

Watch_Dogs is Ubisoft's first major open world game this generation. It stars vigilante hacker Aiden Pearce and his iconic hat systematically doing everything they can to push away everyone in his life and face relatively few personal consequences for being a terrible human being. You can also hack things!

To get a free copy, you register with Ubisoft in the allotted time frame and receive a copy for free that is permanent and forever. It is a hilarious method of giving the game away considering its main themes and subject matter, but free is free.

Modern Dystopia Watch Dogs Will Be Free On PC Via Uplay

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Modern Dystopia Watch Dogs Will Be Free On PC Via Uplay

Ubisoft is giving away their hacking action game, Watch Dogs, for free on PC from November 7 to November 13.

Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's first major open world game this generation. It stars vigilante hacker Aiden Pearce and his iconic hat systematically doing everything they can to push away everyone in his life and face relatively few personal consequences for being a terrible human being. You can also hack things!

To get a free copy, you register with Ubisoft in the allotted time frame and receive a copy for free that is permanent and forever. It is a hilarious method of giving the game away considering its main themes and subject matter, but free is free.

Fortnite Passes 20 Million Players

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Fortnite Passes 20 Million Players

Epic Games has announced that its shooter/builder/survival game Fortnite has reached 20 million players across all modes since the game launched in early access this past summer. The shooter received a significant shot in the arm when it launched its free-to-play standalone Battle Royale mode in September, which 1 million players logged onto its first day.

You can see Epic's announcement tweet below, as well as a small sizzle reel the team put together to commemorate the accomplishment.

We just passed 20 million players across all of Fortnite since launch! Thanks from the bottom of our

Fortnite Passes 20 Million Players

about X hours ago from
Fortnite Passes 20 Million Players

Epic Games has announced that its shooter/builder/survival game Fortnite has reached 20 million players across all modes since the game launched in early access this past summer. The shooter received a significant shot in the arm when it launched its free-to-play standalone Battle Royale mode in September, which 1 million players logged onto its first day.

You can see Epic's announcement tweet below, as well as a small sizzle reel the team put together to commemorate the accomplishment.

We just passed 20 million players across all of Fortnite since launch! Thanks from the bottom of our

Capcom's Net Sales Up By 17 Percent Halfway Into Its Fiscal Year

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Capcom's Net Sales Up By 17 Percent Halfway Into Its Fiscal Year

Capcom has released its latest financial report, which shows how the company is performing halfway into its fiscal year. In short, it's doing well, with net sales up by 17 percent year-over-year.

Net sales are up 17.6 percent from last year's at 33,729 million yen, and operating income has increased 191 percent over last year to 5,001 million yen. That figure includes Capcom's video gaming business as well as income from licensing, pachinko and arcade businesses, and other entertainment divisions.

The company cites a number of recent releases for some of the shared success including the Nintendo Switch's Monster Hunter XX, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and the mobile game Monster Hunter Explore. The company also called out Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers "a smash hit," and cited Resident Evil 7: Biohazard's sales figures, saying the game had shipped more than four million copies worldwide so far.