Overwatch League's Second Season Begins In 2019

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Overwatch League's Second Season Begins In 2019

The second season of Overwatch League begins on February 14, 2019. While many of you may have Valentine's Day obligations then, the second season brings a number of interesting developments you may want to sneak off to check out. The biggest is the addition of eight new teams, which brings the league's total up to twenty eight. Half of these teams – Paris, Washington D.C, Atlanta, and Toronto – fall into the Atlantic Division, and the other half – Vancouver, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou – enter the Pacific Division.

Each team will play 28 matches in Los Angeles' Blizzard Arena over four five-week stages. Overwatch League is adopting a seeded play off bracket for the stage finals. The division winners advance, as do the next four teams with the best records. Division winners take the number one and two seeds.

The post season uses a similar format, but adds two additional teams which are selected from a play-in tournament at the end of Stage 4 that sees the seventh through twelfth place teams in lose-or-go-home battles.

The Mystery Of Meltan, The Newest Pokémon, Continues To Grow

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The Mystery Of Meltan, The Newest Pokémon, Continues To Grow

The official Pokémon YouTube channel shared a new video that focuses on Meltan, the odd hex-nut creature that began showing up in Pokémon Go unexpectedly in September. The video, which doesn't include any in-game footage, provides research data on this new species. We learn its body is made of liquid metal, and it can absorb other metals it comes in contact with. We then see a number of Meltan gathered closely together. The screen flashes white, we hear a deeper Meltan voice, and then see a shadow of what appears to be an evolved form of this odd creature.

Meltan can still be caught in Pokémon Go, but is not listed in the Pokédex yet. It appears the true mystery of this creature will unfold when Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee, and Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu hit Nintendo Switch on November 16.

The Mystery Of Meltan, The Newest Pokémon, Continues To Grow

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The official Pokémon YouTube channel shared a new video that focuses on Meltan, the odd hex-nut creature that began showing up in Pokémon Go unexpectedly in September. The video, which doesn't include any in-game footage, provides research data on this new species. We learn its body is made of liquid metal, and it can absorb other metals it comes in contact with. We then see a number of Meltan gathered closely together. The screen flashes white, we hear a deeper Meltan voice, and then see a shadow of what appears to be an evolved form of this odd creature.

Meltan can still be caught in Pokémon Go, but is not listed in the Pokédex yet. It appears the true mystery of this creature will unfold when Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee, and Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu hit Nintendo Switch on November 16.

Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Receive Access To An Easier Version Of The Original The Legend Of Zelda

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Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Receive Access To An Easier Version Of The Original The Legend Of Zelda

Nintendo followed through with its earlier announcement of NES titles like Solomon's Key and Super Dodge Ball coming to the catalog for Nintendo Switch Online users. However, a surprise game was also included in that bunch. Well, a surprise remix anyway.

The Legend of Zelda – Living the Life of Luxury is essentially an easier version of the original The Legend Of Zelda, giving the player access to items like The White Sword and The Magical Shield as well as "a lot of rupees." Beating this version of the game opens access to another, harder version called "Second Quest."

The title is available now free for subscribers to the service. 

Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Receive Access To An Easier Version Of The Original The Legend Of Zelda

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Receive Access To An Easier Version Of The Original The Legend Of Zelda

Nintendo followed through with its earlier announcement of NES titles like Solomon's Key and Super Dodge Ball coming to the catalog for Nintendo Switch Online users. However, a surprise game was also included in that bunch. Well, a surprise remix anyway.

The Legend of Zelda – Living the Life of Luxury is essentially an easier version of the original The Legend Of Zelda, giving the player access to items like The White Sword and The Magical Shield as well as "a lot of rupees." Beating this version of the game opens access to another, harder version called "Second Quest."

The title is available now free for subscribers to the service. 

Gamers Can Change Their PSN Online ID In Early 2019

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Gamers Can Change Their PSN Online ID In Early 2019

Sony has officially announced the news that many PlayStation fans have been waiting for: Users will be able to change their PSN Online ID starting in early 2019.

The first change is free, and subsequent changes will cost $4.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers and $9.99 for non-members. The change can be made through the settings menu or your profile page on your PS4.

The company will start testing the feature soon in a beta through the PlayStation Preview Program and can be tested by select users who have previously participated in PS4 system software betas.

Gamers Can Change Their PSN Online ID In Early 2019

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Gamers Can Change Their PSN Online ID In Early 2019

Sony has officially announced the news that many PlayStation fans have been waiting for: Users will be able to change their PSN Online ID starting in early 2019.

The first change is free, and subsequent changes will cost $4.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers and $9.99 for non-members. The change can be made through the settings menu or your profile page on your PS4.

The company will start testing the feature soon in a beta through the PlayStation Preview Program and can be tested by select users who have previously participated in PS4 system software betas.

Scientists Use Fortnite To Talk About Climate Change

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Scientists Use Fortnite To Talk About Climate Change

Fortnite feels like the biggest thing on the planet right now, so it makes sense that some clever Twitch streamers have started using it as a platform to teach viewers about this crazy planet. According to Wired, ClimateFortnite is a channel full of climate scientists who discuss global warming while playing Epic's popular battle royal game.

"It builds a community where people can ask the hard questions directly to an expert," ClimateFortnite host Henri Drake told Wired. "For a topic like climate change that is steeped in misinformation, direct access to experts is crucial."

ClimateFortnite has a megar following, but this is an inventive use of Epic's game and the Twich streaming service, and we're interested to see if other scientists follow suit. The Wired article is full of even more details on ClimateFortnite and climate change, so check it out if you have a chance. 

Scientists Use Fortnite To Talk About Climate Change

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Scientists Use Fortnite To Talk About Climate Change

Fortnite feels like the biggest thing on the planet right now, so it makes sense that some clever Twitch streamers have started using it as a platform to teach viewers about this crazy planet. According to Wired, ClimateFortnite is a channel full of climate scientists who discuss global warming while playing Epic's popular battle royal game.

"It builds a community where people can ask the hard questions directly to an expert," ClimateFortnite host Henri Drake told Wired. "For a topic like climate change that is steeped in misinformation, direct access to experts is crucial."

ClimateFortnite has a megar following, but this is an inventive use of Epic's game and the Twich streaming service, and we're interested to see if other scientists follow suit. The Wired article is full of even more details on ClimateFortnite and climate change, so check it out if you have a chance. 

James Gunn Hired To Write (And Possibly Direct) The Next Suicide Squad

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James Gunn Hired To Write (And Possibly Direct) The Next Suicide Squad

James Gunn, former director of the popular Guardian’s of the Galaxy franchise, has been hired on to write DC's next Suicide Squad film. Gunn is also being looked at to possibly direct.

This news comes months after Disney’s controversial decision to fire Gunn from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after some unsavory tweets made by Gunn a decade ago were unearthed. Following his departure, it is significant that Gunn has chosen Marvel's rival, DC Entertainment for his next project. The filmmaker is also currently working on a horror film titled BrightBurn, which is set to release next May. 

For the next Suicide Squad, Gunn says he'll take a new approach, so this may or may not be a sequel to the David Ayer-directed film in 2016. With a solid track record directing successful films about a motley cast of anti-heroes, Gunn makes a ton of sense here, and could be just what the DC cinematic universe needs right now.