New Pokémon forms confirmed for Zorua and Zoroark

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New Pokémon forms confirmed for Zorua and Zoroark

Remember that found-footage horror video The Pokémon Company posted earlier this week to promote Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Somehow, the footage has been cleaned up into HD quality, giving us a clearer look at just what brutally murdered the intrepid explorer from the clip.

But first, I have just one question: Did they really have digital cameras back then? Remember, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set in the far past — when Poké Balls were made of wood. (Also, just kidding about the explorer being killed. The Pokémon Company leaves his fate up to interpretation — maybe he ran away?)

NBA 2K22 makes being a selfish jerk a worthwhile career choice

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NBA 2K22 makes being a selfish jerk a worthwhile career choice

Football or baseball, Formula 1 or soccer, you can count on me to be a nice guy. It’s how I’d prefer to think of myself, after all. In the role-playing choices offered by franchises like MLB The Show, or in the narratives of Madden NFL’s Longshot or FIFA’s The Journey, I’ve always taken the high road. My friend Samit Sarkar played NHL 21’s revamped Be a Pro career and found its limited story arcs — selfish superstar or stand-up team leader — to not be much of a choice at all.

Hand it to NBA 2K22 though — its MyCareer mode makes being a rich, self-centered jerk viable. It makes it realistic. And the developers at Visual Concepts, and the actors in these scenes, make it fun.

Destiny 2 players will have to pay extra for Witch Queen’s new dungeons

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Destiny 2 players will have to pay extra for Witch Queen’s new dungeons

The new dungeons coming as part of Destiny 2’s upcoming The Witch Queen expansion won’t be included in the Standard Edition or Season Pass. They will only be available as standalone purchases, or as part of the Deluxe Edition, a community manager from Bungie said via a Reddit post on Wednesday.

Two of the dungeons will come as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition, which will be available for $79.99. There is also a third dungeon available as part of Bungie’s 30th Anniversary Bundle, which costs $24.99; players who want all three dungeons can buy both the Digital Deluxe Edition and the 30th Anniversary bundle for $99.99. (The Witch Queen alone, with its initial season attached to it, runs $39.99.)

Vtuber plays WarioWare holding an entire GameCube console as controller

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Vtuber plays WarioWare holding an entire GameCube console as controller

Inugami Korone, a popular Vtuber with Holohive, streamed a WarioWare game on Tuesday. The streamer appeared with her virtual model as usual, but there was just one twist: Korone used an entire GameCube console as a controller to play the game. This is because WarioWare: Twisted! has a built-in gyro sensor in its cartridge that’s needed to play some of the mini-games.

Korone streamed the game using a Game Boy Player, a peripheral you can attach to your GameCube that allows you to play Game Boy Advance games on the television. She used that to stream the game. However, the cartridge, which had the gyro sensor in it, was still attached to the larger console. So, to use the built-in sensor, she picked up the entire console and started using it as a controller.

Vtuber plays WarioWare holding an entire GameCube console as controller

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Vtuber plays WarioWare holding an entire GameCube console as controller

Inugami Korone, a popular Vtuber with Hololive, streamed a WarioWare game on Tuesday. The streamer appeared with her virtual model as usual, but there was just one twist: Korone used an entire GameCube console as a controller to play the game. This is because WarioWare: Twisted! has a built-in gyro sensor in its cartridge that’s needed to play some of the mini-games.

Korone streamed the game using a Game Boy Player, a peripheral you can attach to your GameCube that allows you to play Game Boy Advance games on the television. She used that to stream the game. However, the cartridge, which had the gyro sensor in it, was still attached to the larger console. So, to use the built-in sensor, she picked up the entire console and started using it as a controller.

The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 current-gen upgrades delayed until 2022

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The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 current-gen upgrades delayed until 2022

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X updates of CD Projekt RED’s two open-world games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, have been delayed until 2022, the company announced on Wednesday.

The delay was announced without much fanfare in a brief statement from the developer’s parent company, CD Projekt. The statement simply said that CD Projekt has decided to “allocate addition time to both projects,” based on updates it has received from the development team.

God of War coming to Windows PC in January

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God of War coming to Windows PC in January

God of War, Sony Santa Monica Studios’ 2018 PlayStation exclusive, is coming to Windows PC on Jan. 14, 2022. Sony announced the end of God of War’s PlayStation exclusivity on Wednesday via a PC announce trailer on YouTube.

The game will be available for $49.99 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. God of War’s Steam page is already active, for players that want to pre-order the game ahead of the January release. PC features listed on Steam include “high fidelity graphics,” including 4K resolution, DLSS and reflex support for higher frame rates and sharper graphics, and ultra-widescreen support.

More than 20 Activision Blizzard employees ‘exited’ following lawsuits

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More than 20 Activision Blizzard employees ‘exited’ following lawsuits

Call of Duty and Overwatch publisher Activision Blizzard is vowing to create a “company culture where all feel safe and heard,” according to a letter published by Activision Blizzard corporate affairs executive vice president Fran Townsend. The letter was reportedly circulated internally before being published online.

Townsend said more than 20 people have “exited” Activision Blizzard following internal investigations following California’s sweeping Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH) lawsuit against the video game company. Current and former employees alleged that the World of Warcraft publisher maintains a toxic workplace culture that’s hostile to women, who are paid less than men and subject to sexual harassment. Townsend said “more than 20 individuals” have been disciplined “in connection to various resolved reports” in the recent months.

No Man’s Sky’s new expedition has players hunting Sandworms

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No Man’s Sky’s new expedition has players hunting Sandworms

No Man’s Sky’s season-like Expeditions game mode gets a new adventure this month with Emergence, a Halloween-themed journey in which players must rid sand-covered planets of their Titan Worm infestations.

“As travelers cleanse planets of cursed dust and hunt the titanic sandworms, they will unravel the threads of a dark narrative,” Hello Games said in a statement announcing the new season. That means this expedition is the first one to carry a story.

Forget the battle royale genre, Mario Party is the real Squid Game

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Forget the battle royale genre, Mario Party is the real Squid Game

If you have been paying any attention to what’s on TV in the past month or two, you’ve probably heard of Netflix’s runaway success, Squid Game. Whether you’ve seen the show itself, memes inspired by it, or the Roblox versions of it — the Korean thriller quickly took over our screens to become one of the most popular shows of the year.

The series follows Seong Gi-Hun, a gambler who’s down on his luck and decides to compete in a series of life or death children’s games where the last person standing gets a big fat bag of cash. Fans have lauded the slasher’s anti-capitalist message and its bold, thrilling visuals. But for fans of battle royale games, the concept behind the show is nothing new. Since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds became popular, seemingly every major games company has entered the fray, offering their take on the last-man-standing format with Fortnite standing at the top of them all.