Fortnite’s next patch adds the Burst SMG

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Fortnite’s next patch adds the Burst SMG

Fortnite’s latest content update is here and it’s bringing along a new gun and vaulting an old favorite.

The Burst SMG is season 9’s newest weapon. Much like the other SMGs in Fortnite, the Burst will use light ammo and deal moderate damage to targets. The gun fires in four round bursts and comes in Common, Uncommon, and Rare varieties. It can be found on the floor, in chests, or in vending machines.

Pokémon Company reveals Pokémon Sleep, a game about sleeping

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Pokémon Company reveals Pokémon Sleep, a game about sleeping

The Pokémon Company just announced an unusual new project called Pokémon Sleep, an app that hopes to do for sleeping what Pokémon Go did for walking. In other words, Pokémon Sleep is being designed with the idea of “transforming sleep into entertainment.”

Pokémon Sleep is coming sometime in 2020. The app will monitor users’ sleep patterns and reward them for time spent sleeping. “The concept of this game is for players to look forward to waking up every morning,” said Tsunekaza Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company.

Pokémon Company reveals Pokémon Sleep, a game about sleeping

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Pokémon Company reveals Pokémon Sleep, a game about sleeping

The Pokémon Company just announced an unusual new project called Pokémon Sleep, an app that hopes to do for sleeping what Pokémon Go did for walking. In other words, Pokémon Sleep is being designed with the idea of “transforming sleep into entertainment.”

Pokémon Sleep is coming sometime in 2020. The app will monitor users’ sleep patterns and reward them for time spent sleeping. “The concept of this game is for players to look forward to waking up every morning,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company.

New Detective Pikachu game coming to Switch

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New Detective Pikachu game coming to Switch

The adventures of Detective Pikachu will continue on Nintendo Switch. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, announced a follow-up to the original Nintendo 3DS game at a press conference in Tokyo today.

Ishihara was unusually vague about what the Switch follow-up to 2016’s Detective Pikachu would be, only saying that it would offer some sort of conclusion to the story of the first game. Detective Pikachu for Nintendo 3DS ended on something of a cliffhanger, but it’s not clear if the Switch successor will be a direct sequel or an expanded port of the original game with additional story content.

Twitch suspends streaming for new users as it fights off Artifact trolls

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Twitch suspends streaming for new users as it fights off Artifact trolls

Twitch says it’s suspending new users’ ability to stream on the platform as it tries to fight off trolls who bombarded the site over Memorial Day weekend. It all began when some streamers joked about how little activity the corner of Twitch dedicated to Valve’s card game Artifact was seeing, leading to a fresh flurry of Artifact streams.

But almost none of those streams actually featured the game.

Google shutting down YouTube Gaming app on May 30

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Google shutting down YouTube Gaming app on May 30

Google is retiring the YouTube Gaming app later this month. The app is set to shut down on May 30, as Google hopes to “build a stronger home for the gaming community that thrives on YouTube, not just the YouTube Gaming app.” All gaming content will still be accessible through the main YouTube app.

A hopeful competitor to Amazon-owned streaming site Twitch, YouTube Gaming originally launched in 2015 as both a website and an app for Android and iOS. Over the course of its development, the YouTube Gaming app was updated with the goal of highlighting creators; a new hub was launched in September 2018 with finding new games and streamers as a priority.

Destiny 2 is getting three more powerful Legendary weapons this season

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Destiny 2 is getting three more powerful Legendary weapons this season

On its homepage for Destiny’s new season, Bungie revealed three powerful new weapons coming in Destiny 2: Season of Opulence.

The PvP Pinnacle weapon this season is Revoker, a Legendary sniper rifle. Any missed shots return ammo to the magazine after a short wait. Assuming it’s anything like past Crucible Pinnacles, players will have to reach Fabled in the Competitive playlist to earn Revoker.

Konami confirms Contra: Anniversary Collection final game lineup

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Konami confirms Contra: Anniversary Collection final game lineup

Konami confirmed the final lineup for its upcoming Contra: Anniversary Collection on Tuesday, revealing that the collection will pack in 10 titles, including the Probotector games released in Europe.

The collection will boast Contra series classics like the NES port of the original Contra and Contra: Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis. They’ll join previously confirmed games like Contra (arcade), Super Contra (arcade), Super C (NES), and Contra 3: The Alien Wars (Super NES).

Mordhau’s LuteBot 2.0 lets you play any song you want on the in-game lute

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Mordhau’s LuteBot 2.0 lets you play any song you want on the in-game lute

Along with its brutal and complex medieval melee combat, one of the highlights of Mordhau is its lute. The string instrument of choice for many medieval bards, Mordhau’s lute lets players wander the horrific battlefield strumming songs to accompany the fighting.

But in August 2018 some brave modders chose to ask why Mordhau’s lute players should be limited to the confines of medieval tunes and basic strumming. Why shouldn’t we be able to play Darude’s “Sandstorm” on a lute, they asked? And so, LuteBot was born. Now that the game has actually launched, a new version of the mod has been released. The mod has been updated, renamed LuteBot 2.0, and even added a few new features.

God’s Trigger gets post-launch support in free new content

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God’s Trigger gets post-launch support in free new content

God’s Trigger is the surprisingly well-executed heaven and hell spin on games like Hotline Miami. The game launched in March, and received a warm critical reception. Now that the game has found its footing, developer One More Level is adding some free new content to the game.

First up is online co-op for PC. Instead of playing on the same screen in local co-op, players will be able to play God’s Trigger with a friend over the internet. This will require you and your buddy to each own a copy of the game, but online co-op is a great addition to the title. While I can play God’s Trigger alone, and there’s some strategy in using invulnerability frames as I switch protagonists, playing with a friend is when the chaos of the game really shines.