Pokémon Go update adds more gen three Pokémon, real-world weather effects

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Pokémon Go update adds more gen three Pokémon, real-world weather effects

There are 50 more third-gen Pokémon to collect in Pokémon Go as of its latest update, and with them comes an entirely new game mechanic. Niantic has added a dynamic weather system, which impacts the kinds of Pokémon you can find and battle buffs you’ll receive based on what the weather’s like outside.

Among the Pokémon now available are Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip, the three starter Pokémon from the third-generation games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. They’re joined by a variety of normal- and grass-type monsters, as well as other Pokémon from the Hoenn region that will be most common during particular weather conditions.

First look at Her Story creator’s WarGames reimagining

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First look at Her Story creator’s WarGames reimagining

The creator of Her Story has teamed up with MGM and interactive entertainment company Eko for a reimagining of WarGames, the 1983 Cold War thriller. Titled #WarGames, creator Sam Barlow’s modern spin on a hacker (or, in this case, hackers) versus the government will be released in 2018.

In a press release, MGM and Eko described the new #WarGames as “a thrilling tale of modern espionage, hacking and government conspiracy.”

Okami’s Amaterasu could come to Dota 2

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Okami’s Amaterasu could come to Dota 2

Capcom and Clover Studio’s beloved adventure game Okami is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next week on Dec. 12. As part of that re-release, dubbed Okami HD, the game’s protagonist may also wind up making an appearance in Valve’s very popular MOBA, Dota 2.

Amaterasu, the star of Okami, is now a courier in Dota 2’s Steam Workshop. That means she’s up for voting for inclusion in Dota 2 if the courier gets enough support — and so far, response to the courier seems very positive.

Skyrim has a new collector’s edition vinyl soundtrack

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Skyrim has a new collector’s edition vinyl soundtrack

The team at iam8bit, makers of one-of-a-kind collectibles, have partnered with Bethesda to create two exclusive new items based on The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. The first item is a selection of songs from the game’s soundtrack on vinyl, and the second is a limited-edition, art-quality screenprint. Pre-orders are open now.

The Skyrim Vinyl Soundtrack (JUN/KUN Limited Edition) retails for $40 and includes “the dev team’s favorite tracks, separated into ‘Light’ and ‘Dark’ sides.” Only 3,000 will be made and each one includes selections from the game’s original score, composed by Jeremy Soule with lyrics by Emil Pagliarulo. Fans who pre-order now will also receive a download code for the digital soundtrack.

Cities: Skylines jazz DLC brings back fan favorite Jazz Boatman

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Cities: Skylines jazz DLC brings back fan favorite Jazz Boatman

Paradox Interactive’s city simulation Cities: Skylines is getting a bit jazzier today with the introduction of “an all-new kind of traffic jam.” The game’s All That Jazz downloadable content, released today, adds 16 jazz songs and, more importantly, the return of Jazz Boatman.

Who is Jazz Boatman, you may ask? He’s the “briefly internet famous” spokesperson who narrated one of Paradox’s most beloved trailers. Back in 2013, Paradox released a trailer for turn-based, strategic action game Leviathan: Warships, in which Mr. Boatman smoothly narrated the slow-moving battles in a repudiation of explosive, action-packed video game trailers.

Surprise Five Nights at Freddy’s spinoff hits Steam — and it’s free

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Surprise Five Nights at Freddy’s spinoff hits Steam — and it’s free

Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon, as he’s wont to do, dropped a new game on Steam today without much fanfare. It’s called Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator and — best of all — it’s free.

The game’s description calls Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator a “fun Five Nights at Freddy’s adventure with a lighter touch for the holidays.” The game, which looks simple and low-res in screenshots on Steam, puts players in charge of developing their own Freddy Fazbear's Pizza franchise. “Design pizzas, feed kids, and get high scores!” the game’s description reads.

Ubisoft is giving away Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and RTS World in Conflict

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Ubisoft is giving away Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and RTS World in Conflict

In honor of two different 10-year anniversaries, Ubisoft is giving away two complete games. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will be available starting Dec. 12 through Dec. 18. World in Conflict is available starting today, until Dec. 11. Both titles are only available on PC to users of Ubisoft’s proprietary Uplay client.

In a post on the official Ubisoft blog, the developer and publisher said that the giveaway was in order to celebrate two related 10-year anniversaries.

Mega Man X 1-8 coming to PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

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Mega Man X 1-8 coming to PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Capcom is bringing the Mega Man X series — all eight games — to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, the company announced during a livestream celebrating Mega Man’s 30th anniversary today.

Mega Man X through Mega Man X8 will be rereleased sometime during summer 2018.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 bring the entire series to Nintendo Switch

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Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 bring the entire series to Nintendo Switch

A Nintendo Switch version of both Mega Man Legacy Collection games will launch next year. Capcom announced during the series’ 30th anniversary livestream that Switch be home to every mainline Mega Man games in 2018, when Mega Man 11 and the Legacy Collection pairs arrive on the console.

Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will be compatible with amiibo, Capcom said during the stream. The first Mega Man Legacy Collection had amiibo support on Nintendo 3DS, the only Nintendo console it launched on; Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 never before made it to a Nintendo system. In the 3DS version, scanning one of the existing Mega Man amiibo unlocks 11 extra levels for the game’s Challenge mode.

Mega Man 11 announced for 2018 release

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Mega Man 11 announced for 2018 release

Mega Man 11 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One in 2018, Capcom announced today. The game is a side-scrolling action platformer in the vein of the previous 10 Mega Man games, but with 3D visuals.

Capcom said Mega Man 11 will be released in “late 2018,” in time for the Blue Bomber’s 30th anniversary.