Relive Handheld Glories With The Analogue Pocket

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Relive Handheld Glories With The Analogue Pocket

Analogue, the company behind the Super Nt and the Mega Sg premium retro consoles, has announced the Analogue Pocket. This new handheld device follows in the footsteps of the Super Nt and Mega Sg systems in that it allows you to play retro games you already own natively, with no emulation required, but it also adds several new features to help make this a more unique product.

The Analogue Pocket works out of the box with nearly 3,000 cartridges from the libraries of Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. Additionally, you can purchase cartridge adapters to allow it to work with games from other handheld system libraries like Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, and Atari Lynx.

The Analogue Pocket features a 3.5-inch, 615 ppi LCD screen with 10 times the resolution of the original Game Boy. The team behind it claims it to be the most advanced screen to ever appear on a video game system. On top of that, all buttons on the system are mappable and the sound comes through stereo speakers or a 3.5mm set of headphones. The system also has a microSD slot, an original-style link plug, and a rechargeable battery that uses USB-C.

Riot Games Announces Several Titles Set In The League Of Legends Universe

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Riot Games Announces Several Titles Set In The League Of Legends Universe

In celebration of League of Legends' 10-year anniversary, developer Riot Games has revealed a huge slate of new games set in the League of Legends universe. In addition, a new animated series and documentary are on the way, and the popular autobattler Teamfight Tactics is coming to mobile.

The first all-new game announced by Riot is Legends of Runeterra. This free-to-play strategy card game features cards based on the characters of League of Legends. Each character has their own style and strategic advantage. Legends of Runeterra features alternating combat that forces players to use creativity and cunning to emerge victorious. Players will have multiple options to acquire cards including "robust free-to-play options," as well as the ability to use real money or earned currency to purchase any card. Legends of Runeterra, which you can learn more about in the trailer above, is set to launch on PC and mobile in 2020. You can pre-register for the game here.

Google Stadia Launches November 19

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Google Stadia Launches November 19

Google announced today that its bold entry into console-less gaming will arrive on November 19.

With servers launching at 12 p.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific, fans will either have to preorder the Founder's Edition or subscribe to the Stadia Pro plan. At $9.99 a month, The Pro subscription gives players access to 4K resolution, better sound, and access to a growing library of free titles, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection.

The Founder's Edition of Stadia comes with a three-month subscription of the Pro plan, a Chromecast Ultra, an exclusive controller, a buddy pass to share with a friend, and first crack at a unique username for the service, for $129.

You Can Play As Sonic In Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

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You Can Play As Sonic In Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

In a new trailer, Sega has announced that the revitalization of the Super Monkey Ball series, an HD remake of Banana Blitz, will feature a hidden character for players to unlock. That character is none other than Sega's own Sonic the Hedgehog.

While details are scarce at the moment, Sonic appears to play similar to how the monkey cast of the series has traditionally played, so you probably shouldn't expect any wild reinventions of the formula thanks to the Blue Blur's inclusion. However, if you'd like to see Sonic in action in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, you can do so through the trailer below.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD comes to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on October 29.

More Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Coming Tomorrow Morning

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More Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Coming Tomorrow Morning

With just one month to go before the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Game Freak is readying another reveal for the highly anticipated Gen VIII debut. While we don't know what will come of the tease, the official Pokémon Twitter account says there will be an announcement tomorrow morning.

The reveal is set to happen at 9 a.m. Eastern/6 a.m. Pacific.

For more on Pokémon Sword and Shield, be sure to visit our ongoing exclusive coverage hub by clicking the banner below. Pokémon Sword and Shield launch on Switch November 15.

Fortnite Emerges From The Black Hole With Chapter 2

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Fortnite Emerges From The Black Hole With Chapter 2

Fewer than 48 hours after Fortnite's map blew up and the game was sucked into a black hole and taken offline over the weekend, the battle-royale phenomenon is back. Billed as Fortnite Chapter 2, the new update brings an all-new island to duke it out on, but it doesn't stop there.

In addition to 13 new locations to drop in, explore, and fight over, Chapter 2 adds new water-based gameplay, including swimming, fishing, motorboats, and more. You can also heal your team with the Bandage Bazooka or carry your teammates to safety. You can also hide in haystacks, blow up environmental explosives, and upgrade a streamlined arsenal of weapons. On top of that, Epic Games has implemented an all-new XP system including medals you earn in matches.

You can get a taste of some of the new locales below.

Fortnite's Map Blows Up And Entire Game Gets Sucked Into A Black Hole

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Fortnite's Map Blows Up And Entire Game Gets Sucked Into A Black Hole

Epic Games is no stranger to using viral events to promote the next season of its popular game Fortnite, but the newest way of hinting at what's next puts the strange purple cube from last year to shame. 

This morning, rockets flew through the map, then converged with a meteor to destroy the game's world. The event sent every player skyward, then a black hole appeared, consuming the entire game. Now, when you attempt to play Fortnite, you cannot access Save the World or Creative, but when you select Battle Royale from the menu, it tells you a technical error has occurred before the menu is sucked into the same black hole that consumed players earlier today.

You can check out what happened just before the emergence of the black hole through a clip from popular streamer Dr. Lupo.

The Division 2's Largest Content Update Is Set To Launch October 15

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The Division 2's Largest Content Update Is Set To Launch October 15

Washington D.C. is still under siege, and fans of The Division 2 are getting a huge content update sooner rather than later. Ubisoft announced today that the next wave of paid downloadable content for The Division 2 will be launching next week, October 15, for players who’ve purchased the Year 1 Pass.

Title Update 6 includes two new story and Classified Assignments missions, a new character specialization, a player-versus-player mode and multiplayer map, along with other cosmetics and in-game fixes.

The Division 2’s story mission, Pentagon: The Last Castle, centers around the agents' mission to take back the iconic building from Black Tusk terrorists and stop them from further spreading the lethal outbreak. On top of the story missions, pass holders can also delve into the exclusive Classified Assignments side missions to thwart the attempts of the Outcasts from gaining a greater foothold in the United States Capitol.

Doom Eternal Delayed To March 2020

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Doom Eternal Delayed To March 2020

On the official Doom twitter account today, id Software announced a delay to the upcoming Doom Eternal. The game is now expected to launch on March 20, 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The Switch version is slated for a future release with no specific date and time given.

An update on DOOM Eternal: pic.twitter.com/2LWrfh6e4Z

In addition to the delay news, the account stated that Invasion mode is going to be a free update shortly after launch. Invasion mode lets players hop into other people's games as a demon, so that should be interesting!

PlayStation 5 Officially Named, Launching Holiday 2020, Changes Coming To Controller

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PlayStation 5 Officially Named, Launching Holiday 2020, Changes Coming To Controller

Updated October 8, 9:10 AM

Today on PlayStation Blog, Sony provided an update for its next-generation console, which is now officially called PlayStation 5 and is releasing during 2020's holiday season.

Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO also outlined changes to the PlayStation 5's controller. "There are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller," he wrote. "First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the 'rumble' technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud."