These Pokémon Sun and Moon QR codes will help you fill out your Pokédex

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These Pokémon Sun and Moon QR codes will help you fill out your Pokédex

One of Pokémon Sun and Moon’s lesser-known features is the QR code scanner. Although it was revealed pre-launch, the finer details are still being uncovered by players who have blasted through the games. What we do know by now is that this piece of post-game content is pretty cool, and players are helping each other out by making it far more accessible.

The QR code scanner is unlocked after beating the main campaign. It allows players to ... well, scan QR codes, obviously. Every code corresponds to one Pokémon in Alola’s regional Pokédex, and once scanned, players will be able to register them to seek out in their own games. The Pokédex will show where that Pokémon can be caught on the map, if at all, which is great for filling out that ‘dex.

Pokémon Go’s revised ‘Nearby’ feature is rolling out nationwide

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Pokémon Go’s revised ‘Nearby’ feature is rolling out nationwide

Pokémon Go’s long-awaited, overhauled in-game tracker is live for players to try out in much of the continental U.S., as well as parts of Canada and the entirety of Australia. Niantic posted on its game development blog last night that the feature was available in more locations, after months of testing in the San Francisco Bay area.

The way the new Nearby Pokémon feature works is a bit different from how it worked in beta, according to the post. It’s also vastly different from Sightings, the more ambiguous tracker that replaced the glitchy original system back in August. The more detailed Pokémon tracker will only show up if players are near a PokéStop, at which point it will show the type of Pokémon available at or around that location. Otherwise, Sightings will continue to take precedence during this test phase, although Niantic noted that that feature has also been adjusted — which, some note, means it is gone completely.

Ditto is now available in Pokémon Go

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Ditto is now available in Pokémon Go

The last non-legendary Pokémon from the original 151 to make an appearance in Pokémon Go, Ditto, has finally been included in the game.

Ditto, which has the ability to take on the form and abilities of the other Pokémon it’s facing in battle, is finally available for players to catch. Players have started reporting that they noticed Ditto after catching normal, low-level Pokémon like Zubat, Pidgey and Rattata. Upon being caught, the Pokémon transformed into Ditto.

Titanfall 2’s first free DLC drops Nov. 30

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Titanfall 2’s first free DLC drops Nov. 30

Respawn’s first batch of downloadable content for Titanfall 2 arrives next week on Wednesday, Nov. 30, bringing with it a fan favorite map from the original Titanfall and a slew of new customizations for the game’s titans.

As previously promised, Titanfall multiplayer map Angel City will come first to Titanfall 2 players who pre-ordered the game. Everyone else gets it Dec. 3. The map will be part of a larger multiplayer-focused content drop that Respawn is calling Angel City’s Most Wanted, which includes a Wingman Elite Pistol for pilots, one new kit for each of the game’s six titans and a new pilot execution.

Gone Home bundled with 150 other games to support two great causes

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Gone Home bundled with 150 other games to support two great causes

Gone Home, Proteus and 149 other indie games are currently being sold in a bundle on Itch.io, in an effort to raise money for two nonprofit organizations that may soon be more vital than ever.

Known as “A Good Bundle,” the package includes 151 DRM-free games from 115 indie developers. It’s not quite a pay-what-you-want bundle; the minimum price is $2, which gets you 89 video games, like Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest. If you pay at least $8, you’ll receive 36 additional titles, such as Vectorpark’s Metamorphabet. And if you contribute $20 or more, you’ll get everything in the bundle, including marquee games like MidBoss’ Read Only Memories.

Overwatch’s new ‘stay with group’ feature is great news for solo players

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Overwatch’s new ‘stay with group’ feature is great news for solo players

If you’re the type of Overwatch player who tends to go solo, you know the pain of being matchmade with a crummy team who avoids the payload as if it were hauling radioactive waste. You also know the pure joy of matchmaking with a like-minded group of players who just, like, complete you. Thanks to an upcoming update to Overwatch’s postgame screen, those fleeting moments of team harmony can last you longer.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan teased a “small social feature” coming to the competitive game that will help players stick with teammates that they’re not currently friends with, but have good chemistry with.

Pokémon Sun and Moon save glitch has some players losing their files

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Pokémon Sun and Moon save glitch has some players losing their files

Several Pokémon Sun and Moon players are reporting that the games suffer from a devastating bug that could render them unplayable. Creating a save in a handful of locations may corrupt players’ progress entirely, forcing them to start over.

Saving in Pokémon Centers across the entire Alola region could damage players’ files, based on tweets and posts from a variety of those affected. Upon reloading the game, the player’s character will be gone, and they will be unable to proceed any further.