These are Pokémon Go’s gen two monsters to look out for

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These are Pokémon Go’s gen two monsters to look out for

Pokémon Go’s most exciting update ever launched today, heralding the arrival of the second generation of Pokémon. Although most players expected the game to receive all 100 of gen two’s monsters, it turns out that we’re only getting a few.

Niantic and The Pokémon Company are playing coy about the majority of new Pokémon that players can hatch from eggs, but there’s a pretty big hint. The pair did mention Pichu and Togepi as two of the Pokémon players can now add to their Pokédex, pointing to a theme with the update: baby Pokémon.

Gen two Pokémon are making their way to Pokémon Go right now

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Gen two Pokémon are making their way to Pokémon Go right now

Pokémon beyond the original 151 can now be found in Pokémon Go, announced developer Niantic and The Pokémon Company today. Baby Pokémon like Pichu and Togepi, who made their debut in Pokémon Gold and Silver, will now pop up in the hugely popular mobile game.

Players won’t be able to catch them in the wild like the average Pokémon, however. Instead, they’ll have to visit PokéStops to collect Pokémon eggs, which may include one of the new finds when they hatch.

Nintendo fans already have plenty of ideas for Super Nintendo World attractions

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Nintendo fans already have plenty of ideas for Super Nintendo World attractions

Nintendo announced that its first theme park attraction will be called Super Nintendo World, a series of rides opening in 2020 at Universal Studios Japan. That’s about all we know thus far, but a combination of recently published patent applications and imagery accompanying Nintendo’s reveal already has fans speculating on what we could — or should — see once Super Nintendo World opens.

Universal City Studios applied for several patents detailing new rides and rollercoasters this past spring, nearly a year after Nintendo announced its partnership with the amusements chain. They range from things like a “boom coaster” and a very Mario Kart-like “drift racer” and the patents’ details alone have some convinced these rides could be for Super Nintendo World.

Battlefield 1 update delivers new map and a grenade launcher

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Battlefield 1 update delivers new map and a grenade launcher

Battlefield 1 gets a title update tomorrow that will introduce a new map and a slick new weapon, the grenade crossbow, along with the usual slate of gameplay adjustments, balances, and other additions.

The map is called Giant's Shadow and while it arrives in this update, only those who bought the game's Premium Pass DLC subscription, or pre-ordered Battlefield 1 will be able to play it tomorrow. They get a week with the map; everyone else gets it beginning Dec. 20.

Nintendo’s Universal Studios park attraction is called Super Nintendo World

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Nintendo’s Universal Studios park attraction is called Super Nintendo World

Visitors to Universal Studios Japan will soon be able to immerse themselves in the world of Super Mario Bros. and other Nintendo franchises at Super Nintendo World. Nintendo of America revealed the first concept of the Mario-themed attraction on Twitter today.

Super Nintendo World will feature “attractions based on many Nintendo titles,” according to Nintendo. The attraction is bound for the Universal Studios theme park in Osaka, Japan, though Nintendo and Universal Studios also have plans to bring Mario and friends to parks in Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida.

Telltale’s Walking Dead returns a great video game hero to the spotlight

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Telltale’s Walking Dead returns a great video game hero to the spotlight

Telltale Games' adaptation of The Walking Dead returns Dec. 20 titled not as "Season 3," but A New Frontier. A two-part episode will be available at launch, reintroducing players to Clementine, and pairing her with a new protagonist, Javier.

Clementine is one of the all-time great slow-burn video game heroes, emerging from the frightened grade-schooler for whom you put your life on the line in Season One, through an expedited adolescence where she accepts very hard lessons about people in Season Two. Now, as a teenager, she's acting first, and no longer being acted upon by this cruel world. Zombie stories are best when people realize the will to live and fight for it, and that is the truth of Clementine’s character.

Dota 2’s big update goes live tomorrow. Here’s what’s in it.

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Dota 2’s big update goes live tomorrow. Here’s what’s in it.

Monkey King, a brand new Dota 2 character teased back in August, headlines a comprehensive update arriving tomorrow for Valve's free-to-play MOBA. Changes to Dota 2's game interface, gameplay, and a talent tree for heroes, also are forthcoming.

The talent tree is probably the broadest-reaching gameplay update in Dota 2 version 7.00. With it, players can select talents for their heroes at levels 10, 15, 20 and 25 to equip them with new augmentations to their powers and abilities. As it is a skill tree, each skill taken opens a new branch, and once taken, other branches are no longer available to the hero.

Dota 2’s 7.00 update announcement breaks Dota 2’s official site

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Dota 2’s 7.00 update announcement breaks Dota 2’s official site

Dota 2 was supposed to reveal what is in version 7.00 — it’s been 11 years since version 6.00 — at noon today but, 30 minutes later, the site is still crashed, presumably by all the interest.

The update was announced last night at the finals of the Boston Major, in a way overshadowing the very compelling 3-1 championship won by OG over Ad Finem. But right now, we can’t tell you what’s coming in the 7.00 patch. Other than this guy (rimshot)

Crytek employees say they’re not being paid, again

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Crytek employees say they’re not being paid, again

Crytek is once again facing complaints that it isn't paying its workers, with some alleging they have not seen a paycheck in more than a month.

The complaints have appeared on social media and have spread through Reddit, all alleging delays and irregularities in meeting payroll over the past six months. In some cases, workers say they currently have not been paid in more than a month.