Pokémon Day Game Celebrations Announced

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Pokémon Day Game Celebrations Announced

February 27 is Pokémon Day, which just happens to be the date that Pokémon Red and Green lauched in Japan in 1996. You can start celebrating right now by casting your vote for your favorite Pokémon of all time. If you type "Pokemon vote" into Google, you'll be taken to a poll where you can select your favorite Pokémon based on the region they are from. You can vote until February 14, at 5:59 a.m. PT. The winning entries will be listed on Pokémon's official website.

On February 25, Pokémon Go is getting a head start on the anniversary with Armored Mewtwo returning to legendary raids. This highly coveted catch is coming back as a tie-in to the global premiere of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution, the new Netflix animated movie. Go players will also find special clones of Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard appearing in the wild, and a clone of Pikachu can also photobomb you when you take a picture of one of your critters.

Rockstar Games VP Dan Houser Leaves Company

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Rockstar Games VP Dan Houser Leaves Company

Take-Two Interactive Software recently announced that Dan Houser, vice president of creative at Rockstar Games, will soon be leaving the company. 

According to the announcement, Houser took an extended break starting in the spring of 2019, but his last official day at the studio will be on March 11 of this year. 

We reached out to Take-Two for a statement, which confirmed that "Sam Houser’s role with Rockstar Games, which he founded in 1998, remains unchanged." Sam Houser is Dan's brother.

The NPCs Are On The Way! Free Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update Arrives On April 7

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The NPCs Are On The Way! Free Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update Arrives On April 7

Fallout 76 continues to truck along, and Bethesda isn't wavering in its support. Since launching on November 14, 2018, Fallout 76 has received a number of big updates; some have been welcomed with open arms, others have not.

On April 7, players who are still wandering Appalachia's wilds can look forward to Wastelanders, the largest free update to date. Rolling out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (including Steam), this update brings NPCs to the mix. If you felt that Appalachia was a little too barren, or just didn't like talking with other players, you can now converse with the NPCs who will be littered across the world. Many of these fully voiced denizens are tied to a new questline that leads to new enemies and weapons.

As you get to know Appalachia's residents, dialogue trees will determine what happens next. Yes, choice is coming back to Fallout. The decisions you make in these conversations will affect your standing with specific factions.

Nvidia GeForce Now Streaming Service Exits Beta

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Nvidia GeForce Now Streaming Service Exits Beta

Nvidia may be looking to compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft’s Project xCloud. The company just announced that its video game streaming service, GeForce Now, is exiting beta and is free for all users – with a few caveats.

If you’re not familiar with GeForce Now, this streaming service allows users to stream PC games to laptops, Macs, Nvidia Shields, and other Android devices. Over 1,000 games are already on the service, including Fortnite, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Users can also migrate their pre-existing purchases over to Nvidia’s service – meaning if you bought a game through another online store such as Steam, and that game is also on GeForce Now, you’ll be able to stream that game without an additional purchase.

Users can stream with GeForce Now starting today for free, but free users will only be able to play for one hour before having to log off and start a new session. You can start as many sessions a day as you like, but you have to log off and log back in after an hour. Nvidia says this is necessary for providing the best service for paid users.

Bungie Details Destiny 2 Season Of Dawn Roadmap

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Bungie Details Destiny 2 Season Of Dawn Roadmap

During Destiny's upcoming Season of Dawn, players will need to stop a council of Cabal Psion Flayers from tinkering with time and reversing their victory against the Red Legion. During this season, players will be able to participate in a couple of different holiday events and unlock two new Exotic weapons.

If you have one of Destiny 2's current season passes, you'll be able to play Sundial, which is a new mode that lets you fight the Niruul boss. In January, the legendary difficulty of Sundial unlocks so players can acquire the Devil’s Run Exotic sidearm.

Then, on January 28, the Bastion Exotic quest starts, which will let players earn the second exotic weapon of the season. The full season will also see the Elimination PvP mode return as well as a a couple returning PvP maps, and other new quests and bosses. If you're still playing Destiny 2, you should have plenty to do for the next few months.

Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire And The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics Release Dates

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Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire And The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics Release Dates

The publishers for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics recently announced release dates for both games.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire released last year on PC but will come to Xbox One and PS4 on January 28. A Switch version is to follow soon after.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance releases February 4 on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. 

Correction: Persona 5 Royal Is Not On Switch

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Correction: Persona 5 Royal Is Not On Switch

In our latest issue, #321, we ran a preview for Persona 5 Royal hot off its release date announcement. Unfortunately, there was a production error, causing the bullets to display some misinformation. The bullets for another preview in the issue, Persona 5 Scramble, were displayed on Persona 5 Royal. This lists incorrect information, from Omega Force being a developer to it coming to Nintendo Switch. Persona 5 Royal has only been confirmed for PS4, and Atlus is the only developer working on it. We apologize for our error.

We were able to correct this mistake in our digital edition that is now live. Unfortunately, we did not catch it in time for our print subscribers. We wanted to clear the air before it reached your mailboxes.

We hope you enjoy the new issue and seeing more Persona 5 in it.

The PlayStation 25th Anniversary Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The PlayStation 25th Anniversary Digital Issue Is Now Live

Digital subscribers to Game Informer can now access our issue celebrating PlayStation's 25th anniversary! Following this week's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsersiPad/iPhone and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Nintendo Switch Online Adding Star Fox 2, Kirby Super Star, And More To Classic Games Library

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Nintendo Switch Online Adding Star Fox 2, Kirby Super Star, And More To Classic Games Library

Nintendo has announced the next wave of classic titles coming to its Nintendo Switch Online service. From mainstay titles to more obscure releases, this wave of classic games looks to have something for most players.

In addition to beloved classics like Super Punch-Out!! and Kirby Super Star, the library is also adding the long-anticipated, rarely played Star Fox 2. The game, which was finished and originally planned for release in 1995 on SNES, finally officially debuted on the SNES Classic Edition mini-console in 2017. However, there hasn't been any other official release of the title since, so unless you were able to grab an SNES Classic, you've been out of luck. Nintendo is also releasing Breath of Fire II to its SNES library, and two games, Crystalis and Journey to Silius, to its NES library.

With these additions, the Switch's SNES catalog grows to 24 games, while the number of NES games balloons to 50. The library, which continues to grow and already features a large number of the best games across both platforms, is available at no additional charge to anyone who is an active paid subscriber to Nintendo's online service for the Switch. These new additions arrive on December 12.

Red Barrel Announces The Outlast Trials

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Red Barrel Announces The Outlast Trials

Set during the Cold War, The Outlast Trials breaks new ground for the series as it introduces cooperative play. The game is in active development at Red Barrel, and, aside from its existence, details are mostly scarce. What we know, according to Polygon, is that the game is not a sequel and its’ co-op is for up to four players. We also know, from Red Barrel’s official statement, that the story involves an experiment. Whether or not the game revolves around experiencing said experiment, escaping from it, or both, has yet to be revealed. 

For more on Outlast series check out our reviews of the original and its sequel where we praise their psychological horror elements.    

[Source: Facebook, Polygon]