Pokemon Go Gets A Little More Like Snap With Forthcoming Update

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Pokemon Go Gets A Little More Like Snap With Forthcoming Update

Pokemon Go players have been able to take and share screenshots of Pokemon using the game's improved AR feature, but a dedicated photo mode is on the way soon. Developer Niantic has announced Go Snapshot, a new feature that will allow players to take photos of any Pokemon they have in storage.

The studio hasn't announced when Go Snapshot will launch, but it's slated to roll out "soon." Once it's live, you'll be able to access the feature either by looking at a specific Pokemon in your collection or by selecting the camera in your item bag. After that, you can select a Pokemon you want to photograph and place it anywhere by tapping on the screen.

Any photos you take using the Go Snapshot feature will automatically be saved to your device, allowing you to easily share them with friends and on social media. You can see samples of the kinds of screenshots you can take below; more details about the feature are available on the official Pokemon Go website.

How The Little Mermaid Brought Disney Animation Back From The Dead

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How The Little Mermaid Brought Disney Animation Back From The Dead

It's been nearly 30 years since The Little Mermaid swam into theaters on November 17, 1989, ushering in a new era for Walt Disney animated films. At the time of its production, Disney Studios' animation division was no longer the powerhouse it has once been. Mermaid, however, was just the film the company needed to turn its cartoon division around.

Now, three decades later, The Little Mermaid co-director Ron Clements and directing animator Mark Henn are celebrating the 4K Blu-ray and digital release of the film. To mark the occasion, they sat down with GameSpot to discuss the film's lasting impression on audiences and share a few stories from behind-the-scenes of the production. From creating the film under less-than-ideal circumstances to how legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber nearly composed the movie's music, the tales behind the making of The Little Mermaid are fascinating.

The Little Mermaid's 4K released is loaded with a treasure trove of new special features, including a sing-along cut of the film, giving you the perfect opportunity to scream the lyrics of "Under the Sea" at your television. The digital release is out now, with the 4K and standard Blu-ray arriving on February 26.

Watch The Apex Legends Twitch Challenge Here, Live Right Now

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Apex Legends has already hit a whopping 25 million players after just one week. Respawn is keeping that engine moving with an event that will bring together 48 notable streamers as they throw down on the new battle royale game, and you can watch it all unfold right here. The Apex Legends Challenge pits 48 streamers against each other. It will take place on February 12 and February 19.

Only a week after launch, Apex Legends is already a popular game on Twitch. According to Twitch's public viewing data, it has 427,000 viewers as of the time of writing. That's roughly equal to the next four highest-watched categories combined. Those are League of Legends, Just Chatting, Dota 2, and Fortnite, respectively.

Apex Legends is the latest entry in the battle royale genre, though it also mixes up the formula with distinct hero characters who all have their own sets of skills, a la Overwatch. It's a free-to-play game with cosmetic purchases and two additional hero characters not included as the free set. It's also set in Respawn's Titanfall universe, and the studio has said that more Titanfall is on the way.

Watch The Apex Legends Twitch Rivals Tournament Here, Live Right Now

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Apex Legends has already hit a whopping 25 million players after just one week. Respawn is keeping that engine moving with an event that will bring together 48 notable streamers as they throw down on the new battle royale game, and you can watch it all unfold right here. The Apex Legends Challenge pits 48 streamers against each other in a big tournament. It will take place on February 12 and February 19.

Only a week after launch, Apex Legends is already a popular game on Twitch. According to Twitch's public viewing data, it has 427,000 viewers as of the time of writing. That's roughly equal to the next four highest-watched categories combined. Those are League of Legends, Just Chatting, Dota 2, and Fortnite, respectively.

Apex Legends is the latest entry in the battle royale genre, though it also mixes up the formula with distinct hero characters who all have their own sets of skills, a la Overwatch. It's a free-to-play game with cosmetic purchases and two additional hero characters not included as the free set. It's also set in Respawn's Titanfall universe, and the studio has said that more Titanfall is on the way.

Fortnite Server Downtime Coming Soon To Prepare For Update 7.40

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Fortnite's upcoming 7.40 update, as with most Fortnite patches, is sure to change the game's meta with its introduction of new items and weapons. However, developer Epic Games has warned players the game's servers will be brought offline for an as yet unconfirmed duration while the company implements the changes.

Epic confirmed on Twitter that server downtime will begin on February 13 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT / 8 PM AET. We already know some of what's included in the update: a new gun called the Infantry Rifle is on its way "soon" and will almost certainly arrive with version 7.40. In addition, Epic is increasing the reload time for Rocket Launchers and reducing the amount of structure damage Hand Cannons deal, while the Stormwing vehicle will no longer be able to crash through structures. The full list of changes will be available after the update drops.

On top of that, a new set of Overtime challenges will be available following the 7.40 update. Epic hasn't shared any details yet on what these missions will entail, but they're part of the recently announced Share the Love event, and they'll give players an opportunity to earn five new Valentine's Day-themed rewards. Battle Pass holders will also be able to unlock new styles of the Trog, Powder, and Onesie skins.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 8 Gaming Presents For That Special Someone

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 8 Gaming Presents For That Special Someone


Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you're the kind of person who likes to get into the spirit of calendar-mandated love, you'll no doubt be thinking about what gifts you can purchase for that special someone in your life. Sure, you could opt for the ol' low-effort Valentine's Day survival kit of flowers and chocolate, but why not consider something a little more fun? Something video game-related, because there's nothing more fun than video games. NOTHING.

The good thing about this approach is that, between the games, digital store credit, accessories, and plethora of merch, it's pretty easy to find a gift that's either cool, quirky, or useful. So, we've put together a list of potential gift ideas that you can either pick up or use as inspiration. And, to make things a little more worth your while, each entry in this gallery will also include an interesting fact related to Valentine's Day, so you can also give the gift of knowledge. Because there's nothing more attractive than knowledge. NOTHING.

Crackdown 3 Multiplayer Is Unplayable With Friends At Launch, Microsoft Confirms

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Crackdown 3's release date is nearly here, but an already troubled development doesn't appear to be getting any easier for Microsoft. The publisher has confirmed to GameSpot that playing Crackdown 3 multiplayer with friends will not be possible when the game launches on February 15.

"Players will soon be able to take full advantage of the Xbox platform's Party features so they can experience the fully destructible environments in Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone with friends," a Microsoft spokesperson stated. "We are always looking for ways to improve our fans' experience, and party functionality will be enabled with an upcoming title update along with our soon to be announced post-launch content."

Wrecking Zone is the name of Crackdown 3's multiplayer segment, which was recently available in beta for Xbox Insiders--this is when the inability to invite friends was discovered. Otherwise, we were impressed by Crackdown 3's multiplayer.