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.

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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."

Facebook Integration Is No Longer Available On PlayStation 4

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Facebook Integration Is No Longer Available On PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 users will no longer be able to use Facebook integration to share content or connect with friends, according to Sony's support website.

As of October 7, the video game publisher has yet to give a reason for the split from the social media giant, but it assured fans that the console's share feature will remain unchanged. However, severing ties with Facebook eliminates an entire network of people to share content with.

"PlayStation 4's share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, video, music, trophy details, or links to gameplay broadcasts," reads Sony's support page.

Iron Man VR Hits PSVR In February

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Iron Man VR Hits PSVR In February

Iron Man VR was announced in March and has looked promising ever since. However, while we've gotten our hands on a small demo for the game, we've been eagerly anticipating playing the full release. During today's Marvel Games panel at New York Comic Con, Marvel revealed we'll finally have that opportunity on February 28.

IGN reports the panel, which is not being streamed, also including the game's first story trailer. We'll update this story once that trailer hits the internet. Iron Man VR launches on PSVR February 28, 2020.

Update: PlayStation has shared the story trailer, which you can see below.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Welcomes Resident Evil's Leon And Claire To The Hunt

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Welcomes Resident Evil's Leon And Claire To The Hunt

Monster Hunter World is the gift that just keeps on giving. Yesterday, some details trickled out on what's ahead in the October 10 update, which includes a new volcanic area and the option to invite friends to your room. Today, Capcom upped the ante with a cool trailer to reveal that Leon and Claire, in their Resident Evil 2 form, are joining the hunt.

Leon and Claire have faced their fair share of monsters in the Resident Evil series, but now they're getting a taste of the Monster Hunter life. The trailer shows Leon and Claire facing off against zombies dressed in Monster Hunter attire as they swarm areas like the Coral Highlands. They later take on popular monsters such as Tigrex and Vaal Hazak. Seeing Claire slice and dice with a longsword is something else, and Leon is equipped with a flashy gun that packs some power. Then Mr. X shows up, taking on the role the handler usually does. We're guessing he's a skin for the handler.

This all hits in November, but no exact date was listed. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself.

Austin Wintory Is The Composer Behind John Wick Hex

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Austin Wintory Is The Composer Behind John Wick Hex

Gamers know composer Austin Wintory for his acclaimed scores to titles like Journey (which was nominated for a Grammy) and Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Next week, with the release of John Wick Hex, we'll hear even more of his work.

Wintory is the mind behind the music of John Wick Hex, as revealed in the exclusive video below from Lionsgate and developer Bithell Games. Check it out to hear some of Wintory's score and see his collaborators (Tom Strahle and MB Gordy) in action:

With this reveal out in the open, Wintory will also be joining game director Mike Bithell and voice actor Troy Baker for their John Wick Hex New York Comic Con panel on Saturday, October 5 (a.k.a. tomorrow).