No New Overwatch Map At Blizzcon, Overwatch World Cup Viewer Coming Soon

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No New Overwatch Map At Blizzcon, Overwatch World Cup Viewer Coming Soon

In the newest Overwatch developer video, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan is extremely eager to talk about the newest spectating feature for the Overwatch World Cup, which takes place at Blizzcon soon.

The new spectating mode, which can only be done through Battle.net at the moment, allows spectators to buzz around the game as a camera and get a lot more information than they might on a stream focusing on a single person, including status effects happening to players. The Overwatch World Cup takes place at Blizzcon starting on November 2, so Blizzard is going into beta on PC soon.

The standard method of streaming the game through Twitch and other services will still be available, so you do not have to use Battle.net.

No New Overwatch Map At Blizzcon, Overwatch World Cup Viewer Coming Soon

about X hours ago from
No New Overwatch Map At Blizzcon, Overwatch World Cup Viewer Coming Soon

In the newest Overwatch developer video, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan is extremely eager to talk about the newest spectating feature for the Overwatch World Cup, which takes place at Blizzcon soon.

The new spectating mode, which can only be done through Battle.net at the moment, allows spectators to buzz around the game as a camera and get a lot more information than they might on a stream focusing on a single person, including status effects happening to players. The Overwatch World Cup takes place at Blizzcon starting on November 2, so Blizzard is going into beta on PC soon.

The standard method of streaming the game through Twitch and other services will still be available, so you do not have to use Battle.net.

Pokémon Go Halloween Event Is Legendarily Spooky

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Pokémon Go Halloween Event Is Legendarily Spooky

When your license has a character-type dedicated solely to Ghosts, it would be really strange if you didn't take part in Halloween festivities. Niantic is making sure to answer the call with a new Halloween event for Pokémon Go, which can earn you a legendary Pokémon and new fourth-generation Pokémon to catch.

The legendary for the event is Giratina, a Ghost/Dragon Pokémon that emblazoned the cover of Pokémon Platinum back in 2009. The legendary dragon who you might best remember for being a menace in the most recent Super Smash Bros. is available during raid battles until November 20, at which point it fades into the ether.

Non-legendary Pokémon for this event focuses on Ghost- and Dark-types including Stunky and one of my personal favorites Drifloon, couched around a story event of strange occurrences happening at Professor Willow's lab. Seriously, just look at Drifloon's Pokédex entry.

Pokémon Go Halloween Event Is Legendarily Spooky

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Go Halloween Event Is Legendarily Spooky

When your license has a character-type dedicated solely to Ghosts, it would be really strange if you didn't take part in Halloween festivities. Niantic is making sure to answer the call with a new Halloween event for Pokémon Go, which can earn you a legendary Pokémon and new fourth-generation Pokémon to catch.

The legendary for the event is Giratina, a Ghost/Dragon Pokémon that emblazoned the cover of Pokémon Platinum back in 2009. The legendary dragon who you might best remember for being a menace in the most recent Super Smash Bros. is available during raid battles until November 20, at which point it fades into the ether.

Non-legendary Pokémon for this event focuses on Ghost- and Dark-types including Stunky and one of my personal favorites Drifloon, couched around a story event of strange occurrences happening at Professor Willow's lab. Seriously, just look at Drifloon's Pokédex entry.

Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

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Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

When Sega announced a few months ago that several Yakuza games were getting ported to the PlayStation 4, both longtime series fans and newcomers were excited to have the entire Yakuza series in one easily accessible place through a spate of new games, remakes, and remasters. As evidence that the inexorable march of time affects all things, however, Yakuza 4's remaster is going to undergo some changes when it arrives on the console, including a complete recasting for Masayoshi Tanimura, one of the game's four protagonists.

The setup to Yakuza 4 was the first inkling that Sega's Yakuza studio was starting to move away from Kazuma Kiryu as the face of the series. The game split between four protagonists instead – the money-lender Shun Akiyama, the death-row inmate Taiga Saejima, the beat cop Masayoshi Tanimura, and Kazuma Kiryu. Akiyama and Saejima both played roles after Yakuza 4, but Tanimura mysteriously disappeared.

Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

about X hours ago from
Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

When Sega announced a few months ago that several Yakuza games were getting ported to the PlayStation 4, both longtime series fans and newcomers were excited to have the entire Yakuza series in one easily accessible place through a spate of new games, remakes, and remasters. As evidence that the inexorable march of time affects all things, however, Yakuza 4's remaster is going to undergo some changes when it arrives on the console, including a complete recasting for Masayoshi Tanimura, one of the game's four protagonists.

The setup to Yakuza 4 was the first inkling that Sega's Yakuza studio was starting to move away from Kazuma Kiryu as the face of the series. The game split between four protagonists instead – the money-lender Shun Akiyama, the death-row inmate Taiga Saejima, the beat cop Masayoshi Tanimura, and Kazuma Kiryu. Akiyama and Saejima both played roles after Yakuza 4, but Tanimura mysteriously disappeared.

Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

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Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

With Overwatch League spinning up its gears for the next season, several of the announced new teams joining the league for the 2019 season are getting their ducks in a row in terms of announcing their players and establishing their branding. First off the bench is Atlanta's team, sponsored by Cox Media, now officially called Atlanta Reign.

All roads lead home.
Your Reign begins today, Atlanta. #LetItReign pic.twitter.com/QOEPL3lN7t

The Reign are headed by coach Brad Rajani and we should start getting player names before too long.

Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

about X hours ago from
Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

With Overwatch League spinning up its gears for the next season, several of the announced new teams joining the league for the 2019 season are getting their ducks in a row in terms of announcing their players and establishing their branding. First off the bench is Atlanta's team, sponsored by Cox Media, now officially called Atlanta Reign.

All roads lead home.
Your Reign begins today, Atlanta. #LetItReign pic.twitter.com/QOEPL3lN7t

The Reign are headed by coach Brad Rajani and we should start getting player names before too long.

Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

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Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

Sega is close to cracking the code, so to speak, on getting Dreamcast games on the Switch. This would allow a number of games from the Dreamcast's library to start making it to Nintendo's hybrid console, possibly similarly to how Neo Geo games release on the system's digital distribution service.

In speaking to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, emulation specialty developer M2's CEO Naoki Horii mentioned that they were close to finalizing plans to bring Dreamcast games to the Switch. The promise is not new, as Sega's recent Sega Ages retro ports were announced alongside a hope to get every Sega game on the Switch. Horii says they're now close to that goal, but aren't quite sure which method they're going to use.

"Depending on whether you are going to emulate or pick up the source code and make it remake, the transplant work will be different," Horii told Famitsu, which was then run through translation software. "I think that Sega chooses for each title there, but since emulation can also increase the number of other games that can be emulated."

Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

about X hours ago from
Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

Sega is close to cracking the code, so to speak, on getting Dreamcast games on the Switch. This would allow a number of games from the Dreamcast's library to start making it to Nintendo's hybrid console, possibly similarly to how Neo Geo games release on the system's digital distribution service.

In speaking to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, emulation specialty developer M2's CEO Naoki Horii mentioned that they were close to finalizing plans to bring Dreamcast games to the Switch. The promise is not new, as Sega's recent Sega Ages retro ports were announced alongside a hope to get every Sega game on the Switch. Horii says they're now close to that goal, but aren't quite sure which method they're going to use.

"Depending on whether you are going to emulate or pick up the source code and make it remake, the transplant work will be different," Horii told Famitsu, which was then run through translation software. "I think that Sega chooses for each title there, but since emulation can also increase the number of other games that can be emulated."