Psyonix Outlines Plans For Rocket League's Rocket Pass

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Psyonix Outlines Plans For Rocket League's Rocket Pass

Psyonix has provided details about its upcoming Rocket Pass progression system, which is coming to Rocket League later this summer. Players can unlock new cosmetics with Rocket Pass, which functions similar to Fortnite's Battle Pass.

When the program goes live, players will automatically begin unlocking rewards by playing, without spending any additional money on the game. For Rocket League players who want more, there's a $10 premium option, which grants access to more cosmetics, such as player banners, car bodies, and more. The majority of the items that you unlock – either in the free or premium pass – can be traded with other players. If you decide that you're into the new progression system, you can also upgrade to a premium pass and immediately unlock all of the rewards from your current tier.

Psyonix says that players should be able to unlock all of the available reward tiers in about 100 hours, though that can be reduced when playing during double XP weekends or other promotions.

Japanese Mega Man 11 Limited Edition Shows First Look At Young Wily And Light

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Japanese Mega Man 11 Limited Edition Shows First Look At Young Wily And Light

Mega Man 11 is out in a few months in both normal and limited edition flavors, but we got our first look at the Japanese version of the LE today via the series' Japanese Twitter account. In it, we get our first look at Dr. Wily and Dr. Light when they were young scientists with high ideals.

『ロックマン11 運命の歯車!!』コレクターズ・パッケージに入る描き下ろし布ポスターのラフ画が公開!ボックスアートもこちらになる予定!コレはや・・やばい!amiiboが同梱されるNintendo Switch版も要チェックです! https://t.co/m8gtm1mptz pic.twitter.com/O2HkjmJSFL

First of all, young Dr. Wily looks awesome. Secondly, it indicates the game's story might have more to do with the young scientists than originally thought. When we played Mega Man 11 a few weeks ago, it was explained that Mega Man's new Gear system is the result of an old breakthrough Light and Wily had together when they were still students, presumably at the age depicted in the art. Wily, recalling this technological marvel was never used, put it in his killer robot masters. Mega Man gets the upgrade from Dr. Light to fight Wily's new super-powered army off.

American Girl Xbox Gamer Doll Set Now Exists

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American Girl Xbox Gamer Doll Set Now Exists

The American Girl Doll series, which takes dolls and puts them in various professions, hobbies, and backstories, has announced a new accessory set for the dolls centered around the Xbox One and the various accessories an Xbox gamer might use.

The Xbox Gaming Set, which retails for $50, includes an Xbox One S that projects ten gaming scenes using a built-in projector, an Xbox One controller that fits in tiny little doll hands, a gaming chair with speakers that can be plugged into an audio device to output the signal, a headset for the doll, and two discs with different projection scenes and game cases for the discs.

The American Girl store page goes hard in making sure potential buyer know all these things are pretend and you're not getting a tiny usable Xbox One S. The projection thing is kind of cool, though.

American Girl Xbox Gamer Doll Set Now Exists

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American Girl Xbox Gamer Doll Set Now Exists

The American Girl Doll series, which takes dolls and puts them in various professions, hobbies, and backstories, has announced a new accessory set for the dolls centered around the Xbox One and the various accessories an Xbox gamer might use.

The Xbox Gaming Set, which retails for $50, includes an Xbox One S that projects ten gaming scenes using a built-in projector, an Xbox One controller that fits in tiny little doll hands, a gaming chair with speakers that can be plugged into an audio device to output the signal, a headset for the doll, and two discs with different projection scenes and game cases for the discs.

The American Girl store page goes hard in making sure potential buyer know all these things are pretend and you're not getting a tiny usable Xbox One S. The projection thing is kind of cool, though.

Next Pokémon Go Community Day To Focus On Squirtle

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Next Pokémon Go Community Day To Focus On Squirtle

Get your Squirtle Squad sunglasses ready or order some in time for July 8's Pokémon Go community day, which focuses on Kanto's water starter.

During the day, Squirtles will be a much more common encounter out in the wild, which also raises the rate of Shiny Squirtles found, too. In addition, if you're able to raise a Squirtle to Blastoise while the community day is still ongoing, your Blastoise will have an exclusive move that Niantic has yet to reveal.

Additionally, eggs will hatch at 25 percent of their usual distance, and time-based buffs will last three hours instead of thirty minutes.

Next Pokémon Go Community Day To Focus On Squirtle

about X hours ago from
Next Pokémon Go Community Day To Focus On Squirtle

Get your Squirtle Squad sunglasses ready or order some in time for July 8's Pokémon Go community day, which focuses on Kanto's water starter.

During the day, Squirtles will be a much more common encounter out in the wild, which also raises the rate of Shiny Squirtles found, too. In addition, if you're able to raise a Squirtle to Blastoise while the community day is still ongoing, your Blastoise will have an exclusive move that Niantic has yet to reveal.

Additionally, eggs will hatch at 25 percent of their usual distance, and time-based buffs will last three hours instead of thirty minutes.

The Video Game Industry Responds To WHO Categorization Of Gaming Addiction

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The Video Game Industry Responds To WHO Categorization Of Gaming Addiction

The World Health Organization has been considering whether or not to officially recognize gaming addiction as a disorder. The decision was ultimately made official yesterday, which is causing strenuous objection from the Entertainment Software Association, a lobbying group made of up companies within the gaming industry.

In a statement released to the media signed by the ESA, the ESA of Canada, the European Games Developer Federation, Interactive Entertainment South Africa, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association, Korea Association of Game Industry, Interactive Software Federation of Europe, and United Brazilian Organization of Video Games, the industry expressed its concern:

Fortnite Adds Stink Bomb And A New Battle Royale Mode

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Fortnite Adds Stink Bomb And A New Battle Royale Mode

Taking cues from playground battles across the world, Fortnite is adding a stink bomb to its roster of cartoon weaponry. The new weapon will cause continuous damage to anyone standing within its radius (you know, just like real life).

Additionally, patch 4.4 introduces Final Fight, a Battle Royale in which teams of 20 will fight to have the most players standing at the end of a round. The storm circle is less restrictive in this mode, necessitating teams really hunt each other.

Finally, the patch fixes a number of bugs and performance issues.  

PUBG's New Map Comes To PC This Week

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PUBG's New Map Comes To PC This Week

Sanhok, the new PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds map, officially launches on June 22, and is now available on the game's test servers. PUBG Corp. announced the map's launch via Twitter.

Smaller Map. Bigger Action.
After four rounds of testing, Sanhok will finally be ready for launch on 6/22 with PC Patch #15. In the meantime, this update is now available on Test Servers.

Full patch notes: https://t.co/cBb3UyT8Pv pic.twitter.com/33eBDXGWgE

The map, a jungle battleground smaller than the game's other maps, was once known as "Codename: Savage," and was available for players to test in the past. To see our impressions of the map back in its test phase, check out this episode of New Gameplay Today.

Sony Online Entertainment Ex-CEO Says Money Is The Reason For Crossplay Account Block

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Sony Online Entertainment Ex-CEO Says Money Is The Reason For Crossplay Account Block

When Fortnite launched on Switch last week, it confirmed a theory players head about carrying over your Epic account between platforms. While your Epic account and all your Fortnite purchases are supposed to be movable to whatever platform you like, be it PC, mobile, or yes, even Switch and Xbox One, trying to use an account that has ever been used on a PlayStation 4 on the Xbox produced an inscrutable error. The error got more definition and clarity when the game launched on Switch, where it would produce the following error message:

"This Fortnite account is associated with a platform that does not allow it to operate on Switch. Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this. To play Fortnite on Switch, please create a new account."

To clarify, this error does not occur if you take a Switch account to Xbox One or vise-versa or either account to PlayStation 4, but an account used on PlayStation 4 even once regardless of origin is locked to that system, PC, and mobile. This includes all progress and purchases, like Fortnite's Battle Pass, as well. This stunned a lot of people who weren't aware of this policy and has put public pressure on Sony to change their their restrictive and decidedly unclear policy on the subject.