Pokémon Go is testing free, daily goodies for all players who login

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Pokémon Go is testing free, daily goodies for all players who login

Niantic is testing free, guaranteed daily content for players in Pokémon Go. The announcement of the new systems, which are currently in testing, was made Thursday on Twitter. The updates include user-specific encounters and a free box of gifts.

“In our continued efforts to adapt Pokémon Go gameplay to individual settings,” Niantic said in the Tweet, “we’re excited to announce that we’ll be testing two features; daily guaranteed Pokémon encounters and Daily Free Boxes.”

Watch EA Play Live 2020 here

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Watch EA Play Live 2020 here

EA Play Live 2020, Electronic Arts’ livestreamed not-E3 event, is just a couple of hours away. The show is set to begin at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT on EA’s website as well as YouTube and Twitch, and you can watch it right here.

While we don’t know how long the livestream will last, we do have some idea of what EA will be showing. The publisher says that this year’s show is about “connecting players around the world and bringing them closer to the game franchises they love.”

D&D’s new action RPG, Dark Alliance, is about what happens after players roll for initiative

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D&D’s new action RPG, Dark Alliance, is about what happens after players roll for initiative

Dark Alliance, a reboot of the cult classic Dungeons & Dragons action role-playing game from 2001, is on the way later this year from Wizards of the Coast. On Thursday, during the annual D&D Live streaming event, the company revealed how its storyline dovetails into the franchise’s newest tabletop setting — Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.

On Monday, Dark Alliance’s developers gave a private presentation to members of the press. No new gameplay was shown, but we now know a little bit more about what fans should expect from the hack-and-slash game.

Guinness rolls over, says Billy Mitchell is still Donkey Kong and Pac-Man king

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Guinness rolls over, says Billy Mitchell is still Donkey Kong and Pac-Man king

In 2018 Billy Mitchell’s record-breaking scores in Donkey Kong and Pac-Man were thrown out, invalidated because of alleged cheating. Now, Guinness World Records has reinstated those scores, citing additional evidence and expert verification. Speaking with Ars Technica, Mitchell himself says “it’s been a long time coming.”

The announcement was made in a video Thursday posted on YouTube, which we’ve embedded above.

Dungeons & Dragons’ next campaign mashes The Thing with a hellish take on Frozen

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Dungeons & Dragons’ next campaign mashes The Thing with a hellish take on Frozen

The hook for Dungeons & Dragons’ next published adventure is clear and concise: A dark and ominous season has come to the far northern region of the Forgotten Realms, and it’s sticking around much longer than anticipated. In Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, it’s up to players to uncover the mystery of this endless winter and, ultimately, confront the woman herself.

“The Frostmaiden is a powerful, powerful entity,” said Chris Perkins, D&D’s principal narrative designer, during a preview event on Monday. “Some would call her a god who basically embodies winter’s wrath and cruelty. And she has long been associated with Icewind Dale and people of the North both fear and revere her. The ‘rime’ part of it, it’s a play on words, but it also hints at the frigid cold and frost that covers everything in this part of the world. Her touch — her ice-cold touch — can be felt everywhere in this adventure.”

TwitchCon San Diego cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

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TwitchCon San Diego cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

TwitchCon’s San Diego event, which was due to be held in the fall of 2020, has been canceled by organizers due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus pandemic.

TwitchCon is run by streaming platform Twitch, and offers a place for streamers and their fans to gather. These conventions offer meet-and-greets, esports tournaments, signings, access to games that have yet to be released, and other streaming-related events.

The voice of Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter is stepping down

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The voice of Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter is stepping down

In the last four months, Twitter has turned from a mild annoyance into an unending garbage fire that may well be damaging to your mental health. But, through it all, there’s been one voice of reason and delight — a north star, if you will, amidst a sea of dread. I’m speaking, of course, of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Now the man behind the iconic blue rodent’s social media persona, Aaron Webber, is stepping down to take on a new role at Sega.

What to expect from Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5

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What to expect from Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5

Spider-Man: Miles Morales will have a “full story arc” for Miles in a stand-alone game that will be comparable to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in scope, developer Insomniac Games said Thursday.

This means that while Miles’ game may not be a “full game” in the same way that its 2018 predecessor was, it will still have a multi-hour campaign. Fans were confused last week when the game was revealed during Sony’s “Future of Gaming” livestream, as mixed messages from Sony made it hard to tell if Miles Morales was an expansion or a brand-new title. Bloomberg reported that the game “will be smaller than a traditional console game but will be sold as a stand-alone project,” and Insomniac has now confirmed that report in a PlayStation Blog post.

Hearthstone rolls out a free solo adventure

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Hearthstone rolls out a free solo adventure

This summer, Blizzard have been running a “Felfire Festival” in Hearthstone, which comes on the heels — or hooves — of the Demon Hunter class, the first new class since the game’s launch. Today, players will be able to access a five-chapter Solo Adventure. Unlike with previous adventures, all five chapters are free, and they can all be accessed today. There are no time-gates or additional purchases.

The adventure has players take the role of Aranna Starseeker, who ends up becoming a Demon Hunter and joining forces with Illidan to fight the Rusted Legion. The Rusted Legion is a new spin on long-time Warcraft villains the Burning Legion. It is led by Mecha-Jaraxxus, who has used metal implants and technology to create a whole new army of demons.