Shiny Meowth is finally available in Pokémon Go

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Shiny Meowth is finally available in Pokémon Go

To celebrate the launch of the new Team Rocket Special Research in Pokémon Go, Shiny Meowth has finally been added to the game.

In addition to this, Ekans and Koffing will be spawning more, which means you can use this as a chance to grab one of their dope Shiny forms. Note that these two will not have their Shiny rates increased, though. More Pokémon that are Team Rocket-related will also be featured in raids, but specifics have yet to be announced. Cobalion will still be the featured Pokémon in tier-five raids. These spawns and raid changes will last until Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. ET.

Death Stranding’s BB comes to Days Gone

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Death Stranding’s BB comes to Days Gone

Death Stranding comes to PlayStation 4 on Friday, but it won’t be the only game that will let you transport a Bridge Baby across treacherous lands while undead creatures try to kill you. No, you’ll be able to do the same (OK, similar) thing in open-world biker survival game Days Gone.

Bend Studio, which contributed to Death Stranding’s development along with Guerrilla Games, is adding Death Stranding-inspired bike tanks, decals, and frame paint to Days Gone with patch 1.6. Those free cosmetics include a tank with BB inside, which kind of gives the impression that BB’s just floating around in some 87-octane gasoline.

Final Fantasy 14 players discover easy way to cheese the game’s latest high-end trial

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Final Fantasy 14 players discover easy way to cheese the game’s latest high-end trial

The latest high-end duty in Final Fantasy 14, The Minstrel’s Ballad: Hades’s Elegy, dropped last week and players have already figured out how to cheese it.

Once making it to the final phase of the fight, players can pile in on one particular spot of the map, and not move for the rest of the fight — except for the tanks. Standing in this one spot will let you dodge all of Hades’ Dark Current attacks, for some reason. Tanks will still have to leave this spot to stand in Quadrastrike Towers, but they can return to the spot once they’re done. You will still take bleed damage however, so healers should still remember to keep an eye on player health.

Tfue and FaZe Clan lawsuit will move forward in New York court

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Tfue and FaZe Clan lawsuit will move forward in New York court

Turner “Tfue” Tenney will have to fight FaZe Clan’s countersuit in a New York Court, a judge ordered on Wednesday. In court documents filed yesterday, Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied Tenney’s motion to dismiss or stay the court proceedings. Tenney and FaZe Clan will have to continue all cases — the two in California (one with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office and another in the Los Angeles Superior Court) and the third in New York.

Tenney sued FaZe Clan in May over an “oppressive” contract that Tenney said breaks the law. He filed a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, too. FaZe Clan isn’t licensed through the commissioner as an agent, and Tenney argues it doesn’t have a say in his employment opportunities. The complicated part is that esports players and livestreamers aren’t typically thought of as “artists,” who the California Labor Commissioner and the Talent Agency Act typical protects. Because of that, the case could have major implications across the industry — setting a new precedent for labor laws applied to internet celebrities.

Nintendo’s Black Friday bundle includes the outdated Switch model

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Nintendo’s Black Friday bundle includes the outdated Switch model

Nintendo announced its slate of Black Friday 2019 deals, headlined by a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle that pairs the game with a Nintendo Switch for $299.99. The special pricing begins on Nov. 28 — Thanksgiving, in the U.S. — and is “available while supplies last.”

The only problem? It’s the old Nintendo Switch model (HAC-001) which got replaced by a revised model with better battery life this year. That means this year’s Black Friday deal is for the Switch with worse battery life, ranging from 2.5 to 6.5 hours. The new model nearly doubles battery life thanks to an updated processor.

Mai Shiranui is too booby for the ‘good boys and girls’ of Smash Ultimate

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Mai Shiranui is too booby for the ‘good boys and girls’ of Smash Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai did a 48-minute deep dive on the game’s new character, SNK’s Terry Bogard, and his new stage on Wednesday. The stage, King of Fighters stadium, has many of the franchise favorite characters like Geese Howard, King, Blue Mary, Athena, and Iori bouncing around in the background. However, there is one SNK character that isn’t in there and will never be added.

Sakurai put his hands together during the video, faced the camera, and noted that Mai Shiranui will not have a cameo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, because the game is for “good boys and girls of many different ages.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is a mess

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Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is a mess

Red Dead Redemption 2’s anticipated Windows PC version arrived this week, and so far, plenty of PC gamers who have been waiting a year to play Rockstar’s sprawling Western epic have had a rough time with the port.

Now that I’ve had a chance to check out the publicly released game as well as the preview build I tried at Rockstar’s offices last month, I’m sad to report that I’ve also been running into a variety of problems.

PlayStation Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida steps down

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PlayStation Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida steps down

There’s a new shakeup at PlayStation as Shuhei Yoshida is stepping down as president of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios. Replacing him is Hermen Hulst, managing director and co-founder of Guerrilla Games, the developer behind the Killzone series and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Yoshida will remain with Sony, however, as the head of “a newly formed initiative that will focus on nurturing external independent creators.”

Pokémon Go players can now battle Team Rocket leader Giovanni

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Pokémon Go players can now battle Team Rocket leader Giovanni

Starting today, Pokémon Go players can start a series of quests that finally lead up to the big bad behind Team Rocket himself: Giovanni.

A new Special Research Task set, “Looming in the Shadows,” has unlocked for players to complete. You’ll have to take down Team Rocket grunts from occupied PokéStops to find Mysterious Components. Once you assemble six Mysterious Components, it’ll turn into a Rocket Radar, so you can track down Team Go Rocket leaders Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo.