Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct coming this week

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Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct coming this week

Nintendo will broadcast a new Nintendo Direct episode this week, revealing new, “in-depth” details about Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch.

The new Nintendo Direct presentation will be broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT. Nintendo will broadcast the episode, which will run roughly 25 minutes, on its YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Facebook channels.

Pokémon Go’s eggs are getting a fossil shake-up

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Pokémon Go’s eggs are getting a fossil shake-up

Pokémon Go has changed what hatches out of 7 km eggs. While normally the yellow and pink eggs host baby Pokémon, they’re now only hatching fossil Pokémon.

This means that Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, Shieldon, Tirtouga, and Archen are the only Pokémon coming out of eggs you get from friends’ gifts. With this shift, none of these will hatch out of any other eggs and Riolu will now hatch out of 10 km eggs.

PlanetSide 2 is getting a big update as developer tries to build interest in a sequel

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PlanetSide 2 is getting a big update as developer tries to build interest in a sequel

PlanetSide 2, the multiplayer combat game that first launched in 2012, is getting a big update on Wednesday. Executive producer Andy Sites tells Polygon that it’s part of an effort to pave the way for a potential PlanetSide 3. He says the sequel has not formally been announced, but his newly reorganized studio is committed to doing “whatever” it needs to do to keep the franchise viable. For now that means “shoring up” the live version of PlanetSide 2 with new features and content.

Rumors of a PlanetSide 3 have been circulating for a while, reaching newfound intensity in October 2019. That’s when Sites himself seemingly confirmed that the game had been greenlit in an official blog post. Now, he says that’s simply not the case.

Cooking Mama: Cookstar will turn you into an Instagram chef

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Cooking Mama: Cookstar will turn you into an Instagram chef

Mama is returning to help you be the best cook you can be in Cooking Mama: Cookstar.

A trailer for the cooking game showed off a bunch of the fun Cooking Mama minigames that we’re used to seeing, like mixing ingredients together or chopping up vegetables. The best part of the trailer showed off making an Instagram staple: the rainbow grilled cheese.

Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts 3 come to Xbox Game Pass in February

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Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts 3 come to Xbox Game Pass in February

Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get access to games like Ninja Gaiden 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Yakuza 0 on console as part of the subscription this month. Those titles join recently added games like Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Final Fantasy 15 on Xbox One with Game Pass.

Here’s a full rundown of what’s coming to Xbox One for the remainder of February with Xbox Game Pass for Console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate:

Destiny 2 cutscene teases Rasputin vs. Osiris next season

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Destiny 2 cutscene teases Rasputin vs. Osiris next season

Destiny 2’s Season of Dawn only has three weeks left, and players know very little about the game’s next season. But after Destiny 2’s usual weekly reset on Tuesday, the game started showing players a short cutscene featuring Osiris and the Warmind, Rasputin. The cutscene doesn’t offer much in the way of story, but seems to suggest these two characters will go head to head in Destiny 2’s next season.

The cutscene starts with the disgraced Vanguard leader, Osiris, walking into the chamber of Rasputin. Rasputin is a Warmind, a super powerful computer on Mars that humans built during the Destiny universe’s Golden Age. Some people believe Rasputin was responsible for the collapse of that Golden Age, and based on the cutscene, Osiris is one of them.

Overwatch and Diablo are being adapted as TV shows, according to LinkedIn profile

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Overwatch and Diablo are being adapted as TV shows, according to LinkedIn profile

Blizzard Entertainment is known for exploring its games’ stories through in-game cinematics, but it looks like the Overwatch and Diablo series will be getting a new way to tell their tales. Nick van Dyk, President of Activision-Blizzard, posted an intriguing description of a new project on his LinkedIn page.

The text below is listed under his current position at Blizzard, among other achievements like Skylanders Academy and a Call of Duty cinematic universe.

Brenda Romero’s Empire of Sin delayed until fall 2020

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Brenda Romero’s Empire of Sin delayed until fall 2020

Empire of Sin, the turn-based game from veteran game designer Brenda Romero, has been delayed until fall 2020. The announcement was made on the game’s official Twitter account.

First announced during E3 2019, Empire of Sin is a turn-based game in the style of XCOM. but with a distinctive setting. The action takes place in Prohibition-era Chicago, and players will manage the affairs of their own gang of bootleggers. The action plays out from an overhead perspective, and also features a larger strategic layer. The game calls to mind Romero’s work on the classic Jagged Alliance series, which feathered in strategic elements alongside turn-based action and a narrative campaign.

Fortnite’s new season is getting some very mysterious teasers

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Fortnite’s new season is getting some very mysterious teasers

After numerous delays, it finally seems like Fortnite chapter 2 season 2 will start soon. As a lead up to the season’s launch, Epic is releasing teasers, just like it normally does. But this season’s teasers are a lot more confusing than they’ve been in the past.

The teasers started on Monday morning with a few cryptic tweets from the Fortnite account. Everything in the tweets is black and gold — the Fortnite logo in the Epic launcher has changed to the same color scheme. The first tweet said, “Transmission Intercepted,” and every subsequent tweet appeared to be some kind of encoded message that had been scrambled.

Logitech gaming accessories are up to half off in Amazon deal of the day

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Logitech gaming accessories are up to half off in Amazon deal of the day

An Amazon Gold Box deal on Tuesday is bringing discounts on Logitech gaming and audio accessories. For 24 hours only (or until they sell out), keyboards, headsets, mice, and speakers are down to all-time-low prices.

This deal is a great opportunity if you’re looking to upgrade an entry-level gaming setup to something closer to the mid-tier. The Logitech G502 SE Hero mouse launched in 2018 for $79.99, though it’s been hovering around $40 for the past several months. Today it’s down to $29.50, the lowest price we’ve seen. Logitech’s G633 Artemis Spectrum headset is a full $100 off at $49.99, another all-time-low price (though it’s been down to around $53 in the past). And the G910 Orion Spark keyboard, which typically retails for around $100, is on sale for a low $83.99. (MSRP is $179.99.)