Watch two bears beat the crap out of each other in Tekken 7

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Watch two bears beat the crap out of each other in Tekken 7

Tekken 7 has confirmed that Kuma and his unrequited crush, Panda, will be part of the roster on Tekken 7 when it makes its console debut next year.

The announcement came at the King of Iron Fist 2016 Grand Finals in Tokyo last night. Producer Katsuhiro Harada said that the two characters will be distinct, not just a palette swap, with their own move sets and Rage Arts.

Pokémon Go’s nearby tracker undergoes another change in worldwide expansion

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Pokémon Go’s nearby tracker undergoes another change in worldwide expansion

The updated version of Pokémon Go’s local Pokémon tracker is now available to players across the globe, and with it comes some additional changes meant to appease those who didn’t love the new feature when it first launched. While Pokémon Go fans acknowledge that Niantic, the game’s developer, is listening to their complaints, the revised Nearby Pokémon tracker doesn’t seem to have squashed them all.

“To provide a better experience when searching for Pokémon in the real world, we have also made some changes to the way the Nearby Pokémon feature functions when there are only a few PokéStops in range,” the development team wrote in a blog post.

Majesco merges with medical technology company, exits games business

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Majesco merges with medical technology company, exits games business

Majesco Entertainment is finished as a video game publisher — the company has merged with PolarityTE, a company developing tissue regeneration technology, the two firms announced yesterday.

Although a news release from Majesco indicated that Polarity will become a “wholly-owned subsidiary” of Majesco following the closing of the deal, it also said that Majesco will go forward under the Polarity name. The post-merger firm Polarity, which will be based in Salt Lake City, currently retains Majesco’s iconic stock symbol on the Nasdaq exchange: COOL.

Report: Britain needs gamers to fly drones in combat

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Report: Britain needs gamers to fly drones in combat

A retired commander in Britain’s Royal Air Force thinks gamers could make excellent combat drone pilots, The Guardian reports. Retired air marshal Greg Bagwell testified before a parliamentary group that the RAF should consider recruiting “18 and 19-year olds straight out of the PlayStation bedroom.”

The RAF, which maintains a fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 “Reaper” drones for use in the Middle East and other theaters, is suffering from a shortage of qualified pilots, Bagwell said. Both the U.S. and its allies generally recruit drone operators from the ranks of traditional fixed and rotary wing pilots. According to Bagwell, the psychological demands of the role have lead to a tremendous attrition in the force. Some had even “quit due to mental stress or illness,” the Guardian reports.

In the face of a takeover threat, Ubisoft exec discusses company morale

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In the face of a takeover threat, Ubisoft exec discusses company morale

With the massive media group Vivendi methodically buying up chunks of Ubisoft stock, there’s mounting concern of a takeover both inside and outside the company. While Polygon was in Paris a few weeks ago visiting the team working on Ghost Recon Wildlands we took time to speak with Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft’s French studios. We asked him how morale was around the company going into the holiday season.

“Obviously [concerns about a potential takeover] has struck us at some point,” Poix said. “We are a company that has been creating and has been leading through independence and that is something that is key to our success, key to the way we are organized. Key to all the bets we ... have taken in the past.”

Here’s your first look at the map for Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Here’s your first look at the map for Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ubisoft says Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is their largest open-world action adventure game to date. But even after doing a deep dive on how the art team created an entire South American country in miniature, we’re still not sure how big the map actually is. At least now we know what it looks like.

Wildlands will be divided into 21 regions, each with its own civilian population. Each region has its major towns and hamlets, arterial roads and waterways. But the game’s developers tell us that they will also have their own industry and way of life as well.