Animal Crossing: New Horizons will include the beloved museum

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons will include the beloved museum

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will still have a museum to fill up, despite being set on a deserted island.

The Amazon listing for the official companion guide notes that “Museum lovers will be in for a treat - as long as you’re willing to be the one providing the exhibits!” confirming the museum feature for the game. It was unlikely that Nintendo was going to cut such an important part of the Animal Crossing series out of New Horizons, but it’s nice to get some confirmation.

No Man’s Sky’s latest update lets you hatch a spaceship

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No Man’s Sky’s latest update lets you hatch a spaceship

If your dream is to fly around space in a sentient spaceship, then No Man’s Sky’s latest update perfect for you. The update adds a completely new variety of ship to the game called a Living Ship. These are are randomly generated biological creatures that happen to be able to carry you through space. Patch 2.3 also adds new missions, new types of NPCs, and several quality-of-life changes to the game.

Players will get to raise a Living Ship from scratch by visiting the Space Anomaly and collecting their very own Void Egg. This Void Egg will eventually hatch and grow into their very own Living Ship. This patch also adds a new series of missions, fittingly called Starbirth, which will shed light on the origin of the organic spaceships.

Grand Theft Auto 4 will return to Steam in March without multiplayer support

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Grand Theft Auto 4 will return to Steam in March without multiplayer support

Grand Theft Auto 4 will return to Steam on March 19 after it was pulled from sale in January. The 2008 title was pulled due to technical issues with the PC version of the game tied to use of Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live platform.

On March 19, Rockstar Games will replace Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City with the Grand Theft Auto 4: Complete Edition “wherever it is currently digitally available,” including Steam and the Rockstar Games. Players’ save files will remain compatible with Grand Theft Auto 4: Complete Edition. The problem? Multiple features will be removed: Games for Windows Live, multiplayer functionality, and GTA 4 leaderboards. Some radio stations in-game — including Vice City FM and RamJam FM — will be temporarily unavailable, Rockstar said.

GameStop employees report extreme pressure from ‘desperate’ bosses

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GameStop employees report extreme pressure from ‘desperate’ bosses

GameStop store managers and retail staff said the company is taking increasingly desperate measures to shore up sales, as the video game retail chain struggles with a massive loss of revenue caused mainly by a broad consumer shift to digital purchases.

In more than a dozen interviews with Polygon, current and former GameStop employees spoke of a tightening regime of strict sales targets and intrusive customer scripts, designed to extract as much value as possible from the company’s dwindling base.

Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct coming this week

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Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct coming this week

Nintendo will broadcast a new Nintendo Direct episode this week, revealing new, “in-depth” details about Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch.

The new Nintendo Direct presentation will be broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT. Nintendo will broadcast the episode, which will run roughly 25 minutes, on its YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Facebook channels.

Pokémon Go’s eggs are getting a fossil shake-up

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Pokémon Go’s eggs are getting a fossil shake-up

Pokémon Go has changed what hatches out of 7 km eggs. While normally the yellow and pink eggs host baby Pokémon, they’re now only hatching fossil Pokémon.

This means that Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, Shieldon, Tirtouga, and Archen are the only Pokémon coming out of eggs you get from friends’ gifts. With this shift, none of these will hatch out of any other eggs and Riolu will now hatch out of 10 km eggs.

PlanetSide 2 is getting a big update as developer tries to build interest in a sequel

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PlanetSide 2 is getting a big update as developer tries to build interest in a sequel

PlanetSide 2, the multiplayer combat game that first launched in 2012, is getting a big update on Wednesday. Executive producer Andy Sites tells Polygon that it’s part of an effort to pave the way for a potential PlanetSide 3. He says the sequel has not formally been announced, but his newly reorganized studio is committed to doing “whatever” it needs to do to keep the franchise viable. For now that means “shoring up” the live version of PlanetSide 2 with new features and content.

Rumors of a PlanetSide 3 have been circulating for a while, reaching newfound intensity in October 2019. That’s when Sites himself seemingly confirmed that the game had been greenlit in an official blog post. Now, he says that’s simply not the case.

Cooking Mama: Cookstar will turn you into an Instagram chef

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Cooking Mama: Cookstar will turn you into an Instagram chef

Mama is returning to help you be the best cook you can be in Cooking Mama: Cookstar.

A trailer for the cooking game showed off a bunch of the fun Cooking Mama minigames that we’re used to seeing, like mixing ingredients together or chopping up vegetables. The best part of the trailer showed off making an Instagram staple: the rainbow grilled cheese.

Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts 3 come to Xbox Game Pass in February

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Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts 3 come to Xbox Game Pass in February

Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get access to games like Ninja Gaiden 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Yakuza 0 on console as part of the subscription this month. Those titles join recently added games like Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Final Fantasy 15 on Xbox One with Game Pass.

Here’s a full rundown of what’s coming to Xbox One for the remainder of February with Xbox Game Pass for Console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate:

Destiny 2 cutscene teases Rasputin vs. Osiris next season

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Destiny 2 cutscene teases Rasputin vs. Osiris next season

Destiny 2’s Season of Dawn only has three weeks left, and players know very little about the game’s next season. But after Destiny 2’s usual weekly reset on Tuesday, the game started showing players a short cutscene featuring Osiris and the Warmind, Rasputin. The cutscene doesn’t offer much in the way of story, but seems to suggest these two characters will go head to head in Destiny 2’s next season.

The cutscene starts with the disgraced Vanguard leader, Osiris, walking into the chamber of Rasputin. Rasputin is a Warmind, a super powerful computer on Mars that humans built during the Destiny universe’s Golden Age. Some people believe Rasputin was responsible for the collapse of that Golden Age, and based on the cutscene, Osiris is one of them.