Pokemon Go Spring Event Starts Tomorrow

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Spring is just around the corner, and Niantic is celebrating the start of the season with a special event in Pokemon Go. Beginning tomorrow, March 19, the developer is holding an equinox event in the hit mobile game, which will feature increased Grass-type Pokemon spawns, new Field Research tasks, and more.

During the equinox event, Grass Pokemon such as Oddish, Exeggcute, Shroomish, and Sunkern will appear in the wild more frequently than normal. On top of that, the rare Rock/Psychic-types Lunatone and Solrock--each of which is typically exclusive to certain parts of the world--will swap regions for the duration of the event.

In addition to the increased Pokemon spawns, Niantic is doling out a special set of limited-time Field Research tasks centered around Grass Pokemon during the event. Grass Pokemon will also appear as Raid Bosses, and two moves--Acid Spray and Leaf Tornado--are being added to the game permanently.

Fortnite's Newest Vehicle, The Baller, Disabled Temporarily

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Citing an unexpected technical issue, Epic Games has disabled Fortnite's latest vehicle, the Baller. The hamster ball-like vehicle went live recently with the 8.10 update, and sported a Boost and Grappler to let you swing around trees or climb cliffs.

In a tweet, Epic Games said it is investigating a stability issue surrounding the Baller and will issue a status update once it knows more. This could be related to an apparent exploit that allowed players to launch themselves high into the air. Until the issue is fixed, you'll just have to look elsewhere for your deadly hamster ball fix.

The Baller protected players from damage while inside the enclosure, but enemy fire could destroy the vehicle itself with its 300 health. It's fairly common for Fortnite updates to hit an unexpected issue and be temporarily disabled, as in the case of dynamite and guided missiles, among others.

New Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Trailer Delivers Spectacle And Scares

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Monsters fans will have much to celebrate this summer when the biggest movie monster of them all returns to screens. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the follow-up to 2014's blockbuster Godzilla, and sees the legendary radioactive reptile joined by several other classic creatures from Godzilla mythology. A new teaser has now been released.

While this teaser is a lot shorter than the most recent trailer, it contains plenty of new footage. We see Godzilla being studied in a giant tank by a group of scientists--including Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch--causing the Big G to light up his back and thunder past them in scary style. There's also brief shots of three-headed King Ghidorah and the winged Rodan doing battle, plus a villainous voiceover from Charles Dance. Check it out below.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is directed by Michael Dougherty, whose previous credits include the Christmas monster movie Krampus. It stars Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Kyle Chandler (Game Night), and Millie Bobbie Brown (Stranger Things), plus Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Ken Watanabe (Inception), and O'Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton). It hits theaters on May 31, 2019. For more check out everything we know about Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

The Division 2 Review Roundup

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The Division 2's release date has finally arrived. The game is available on store shelves around the world, meaning players are once again diving into Dark Zones and looting friends and enemies alike, except this time in the dramatic surroundings of Washington DC.

The question is, though, is this sequel any good? GameSpot's Division 2 review-in-progress awarded the game a 9/10, with Edmond Tran stating he's "still enamored with" the sequel after 30 hours of game time.

For more on the critical consensus on The Division 2, read on below. Alternatively, see a wider view on critics' opinions on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

The Division 2 Reviews Roundup

about X hours ago from

The Division 2's release date has finally arrived. The game is available on store shelves around the world, meaning players are once again diving into Dark Zones and looting friends and enemies alike, except this time in the dramatic surroundings of Washington DC.

The question is, though, is this sequel any good? GameSpot's Division 2 review-in-progress awarded the game a 9/10, with Edmond Tran stating he's "still enamored with" the sequel after 30 hours of game time.

For more on the critical consensus on The Division 2, read on below. Alternatively, see a wider view on critics' opinions on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Division 2 Is No.1 But Suffers Dramatic Fall Over Predecessor

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The Division 2's recent release means the Tom Clancy shooter tops the UK physical games chart for the week ending March 16, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. However, Eurogamer reports the game's launch week sales are just 20% of those achieved by the game's predecessor, The Division.

There are mitigating factors: the first game launched on a Tuesday, rather than a Friday, so had more time in its first week to garner sales. In addition, more people buy digitally now than in 2016, and downloads are not counted by Chart-Track. Regardless, an 80% drop in launch week sales is significant.

The chart is otherwise largely made up of the usual suspects: Red Dead Redemption 2 continues its stay at No.2, while fellow Rockstar title Grand Theft Auto V rises to No.3. FIFA 19 and The Lego Movie 2 Video Game round out the top five at No.4 and No.5, respectively.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Division 2 Debuts At Top But Suffers 80% Drop Over Predecessor

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The Division 2's recent release means the Tom Clancy shooter tops the UK physical games chart for the week ending March 16, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. However, Eurogamer reports the game's launch week sales are just 20% of those achieved by the game's predecessor, The Division.

There are mitigating factors: the first game launched on a Tuesday, rather than a Friday, so had more time in its first week to garner sales. In addition, more people buy digitally now than in 2016, and downloads are not counted by Chart-Track. Regardless, an 80% drop in launch week sales is significant.

The chart is otherwise largely made up of the usual suspects: Red Dead Redemption 2 continues its stay at No.2, while fellow Rockstar title Grand Theft Auto V rises to No.3. FIFA 19 and The Lego Movie 2 Video Game round out the top five at No.4 and No.5, respectively.