New Pokemon Go Limited Research Event Announced, Features New Shiny Pokemon

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The upcoming Community Day isn't the only event Pokemon Go players have to look forward to this month. Niantic has announced it is also hosting a new type of Limited Research event next weekend, and it'll give users a chance to encounter a new Shiny Pokemon.

The Limited Research event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 19. Much like a Community Day, it will only run for three hours, during which time you'll be able to receive special Limited Research tasks by spinning the Photo Disc at PokeStops. You can find the event hours for each region below.

Each Limited Research task you complete will reward you with an encounter with a Feebas, the base form of the majestic Water-type Pokemon Milotic. Moreover, Niantic says players will have their first chance to encounter a Shiny Feebas as part of the event. The Limited Research tasks will only be available during the three-hour window, but players will be able to complete them at any time once they've been received.

Bungie's Destiny 2 Plans "Unchanged," New Update Details Coming Friday

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While there's a certain amount of unavoidable uncertainty when something atypical like the Bungie-Activision split happens, Destiny 2 fans needn't worry, at least about the immediate future of the game. The company insists it isn't abandoning the plans it's already outlined for Destiny 2, which will see new content continue to be released in the months ahead.

"Today is a big news day for Bungie. Change is afoot for us," wrote Bungie's David Dague on Twitter. "Our plans for Destiny are unchanged. All of these game updates are still on the calendar." The tweet included the image below that outlines Destiny 2's roadmap new content between now and the end of August. That includes both free and paid additions, the latter of which will be available to those who have purchased Destiny 2's Annual Pass. Among other things, the game will add another new Raid, Exotics, seasonal events, a "Gambit experience," and much more.

Bungie: Destiny 2 Plans "Unchanged," New Update Details Coming Friday

about X hours ago from

While there's a certain amount of unavoidable uncertainty when something atypical like the Bungie-Activision split happens, Destiny 2 fans needn't worry, at least about the immediate future of the game. The company insists it isn't abandoning the plans it's already outlined for Destiny 2, which will see new content continue to be released in the months ahead.

"Today is a big news day for Bungie. Change is afoot for us," wrote Bungie's David Dague on Twitter. "Our plans for Destiny are unchanged. All of these game updates are still on the calendar." The tweet included the image below that outlines Destiny 2's roadmap new content between now and the end of August. That includes both free and paid additions, the latter of which will be available to those who have purchased Destiny 2's Annual Pass. Among other things, the game will add another new Raid, Exotics, seasonal events, a "Gambit experience," and much more.

Activision Blizzard Stock Nosedives After Bungie/Destiny Split

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Activision and Bungie made a big announcement today when the companies confirmed they were splitting up, with Bungie getting the Destiny franchise going forward. While Destiny 2: Forsaken might have failed to reach Activision's commercial sales expectations, it still means that the publisher is losing a revenue stream.

So it's no surprise, then, that Activision Blizzard's stock price dropped dramatically after the news was made public. Investors were seemingly spooked at the idea of Activision Blizzard losing a revenue-contributor.

The company's share price fell by almost 7 percent in after-hours trading today on the New York Stock Exchange. The news was released after the stock market closed, so it'll be intriguing to watch the share price tomorrow when the market opens.

Mortal Kombat 11 Cover Art Revealed

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Mortal Kombat 11 Cover Art Revealed

One of the biggest surprises to emerge from The Game Awards last month was Mortal Kombat 11, the next installment in the long-running fighting series. Developer NetherRealm unveiled the title with a brutal trailer, and now series co-creator Ed Boon has given us a glimpse at its cover.

Boon revealed the game's cover artwork on his official Twitter account. Much like Mortal Kombat X's cover, it's very minimalistic, featuring a single character: series mainstay Scorpion, who appeared in the game's reveal trailer alongside another MK veteran, Raiden. You can take a look at the art below.

NetherRealm hasn't announced many details about Mortal Kombat 11 yet, but based on its reveal trailer, it appears the series' trademark gore is very much intact. The developer has also teased the game will feature a "time bending story," which was hinted at in the trailer; after Raiden dispatches Scorpion, another Scorpion--dressed in the character's classic garb--appears and continues the fight.

Fortnite Week 6 Secret Banner Location Guide (Season 7 Snowfall Challenge)

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Fortnite Week 6 Secret Banner Location Guide (Season 7 Snowfall Challenge)

A new set of Season 7 challenges has arrived in Fortnite, providing another opportunity to level your Battle Pass up and unlock rewards. As usual, if you manage to finish all of the objectives from a given week, you'll also complete a related Snowfall challenge, netting you a special loading screen that hides a clue to a free Battle Star or Banner waiting somewhere around the island.

The loading screen you'll get depends on how many weekly sets of challenges you've completed. Once you've finished six weeks' sets, you'll unlock the one pictured below. It depicts a character wearing the Durrr Burger onesie standing at the titular eatery, burger in hand. This time, the clue can be found on the chalkboard in the lefthand corner of the image, which features a drawing of a Banner floating about the Crown of RVs--the same spot you needed to visit to complete Week 1's dancing challenge.

The Crown of RVs is located south of Paradise Palms, at the edge of the map near the desert village. Your best bet for finding the Banner is to glide to the area at the start of a match and make your way to the crown-like formation. As teased, the Banner will appear at the top. Collect it and finish the match, and you'll be able to use the Banner as a swanky profile icon.

Destiny 2 Will Stay On Battle.Net After Bungie's Split From Activision

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Anyone concerned that Bungie ending its publishing arrangement with Activision for Destiny would mean Destiny 2 will be removed from Battle.net can breathe a sigh of relief. Blizzard has confirmed that Destiny 2 will continue to receive "full support" on Battle.net going forward.

Destiny 2 and its extra content remains available to buy on Battle.net, and it appears it will not be removed from the store, at least not yet.

Destiny 2 will still receive full support on BattleNet and we do not anticipate any disruption to our services or your gameplay experience. https://t.co/FFOE1iae3R

New Gaming Tech That Stood Out At CES 2019

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At CES 2019, GameSpot's sister site, CNET, saw and occasionally tried several new pieces of technology that could change the way people play games in the future. Below, we've gone ahead and highlighted the ones that stand out the most, but you can also head over to CNET's CES hub to browse through everything.

Some folks showed up to CES with pieces of third-party tech that allow you to play Nintendo Switch in new ways. The first is something that people have been asking Nintendo to make for a while: a means of charging Switch Joy-Cons while playing with them. Both Xbox One and PS4 controllers can be charged while in use, as can wireless mice and keyboards on PC, but Switch Joy-Cons will only charge while docked. GameSir also showed off a portable mouse and keyboard combo that can connect to Switch, which would probably be helpful for playing shooters like Fortnite and Splatoon 2, should Nintendo decide to update them with support