Bungie reveals Destiny 2 Revelry spring event, coming next week

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Bungie reveals Destiny 2 Revelry spring event, coming next week

Spring is in bloom, even in the world of Destiny 2. Starting April 16, Bungie will debut a new event named The Revelry to celebrate spring in the Tower. This inaugural edition of The Revelry comes with an Exotic weapon and a remix of a fan-favorite activity.

The Revelry sees the Tower in full bloom. Holiday vendor Eva Levante will send players to the Verdant Forest, a remixed version of the Haunted Forest from the Festival of the Lost event last fall.

Fortnite gets respawning with patch v8.30

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Fortnite gets respawning with patch v8.30

The latest patch for Fortnite is here and despite fan outcry it doesn’t revert the health on elimination changes that Epic made in patch v8.20. Instead, this patch is more focused on addition of respawning to the game, as we as a few minor balance changes.

As of patch v8.30 players will be able to bring back fallen squadmates by grabbing their Reboot Card, which drops after they die. Bring those cards to a Reboot Van and your squadmate will return to the action in no time. Once your ally is back safe and sound, they’ll need to find loot; they only spawn with a common pistol, 100 health, 36 light ammo, and 100 wood.

PSN name changes go live today

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PSN name changes go live today

PlayStation customers can finally update their PlayStation Network IDs, a long-awaited feature that Sony announced in October, starting Wednesday. As previously noted by Sony, the option to change your PSN name comes with a few caveats.

The PSN online ID change feature is supported by games “originally published on or after April 1, 2018,” but the company warns that it cannot guarantee that all games “fully support the feature.” According to Sony, at least 10 games have known “critical issues” as a result of the change, including Sony-published titles like Everybody’s Golf, LittleBigPlanet 3, and some MLB The Show games. Those critical issues include losing PlayStation Trophies or in-game currency (earned or paid) associated with those games.

Lost Words is a journey through a young girl’s journal and imagination

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Lost Words is a journey through a young girl’s journal and imagination

Lost Words, the debut game from Sketchbook Games, with a narrative by Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider, Mirror’s Edge), dives into the power of words, sparking a story about the interrelated relationships between words, creativity, and a young writer’s coming of age.

The game follows a young girl named Izzy, her journal, and the fantasy world she creates on its pages. Lost Words explores the special relationship she has with her grandmother and her own budding interest in becoming a writer. It is a 2D puzzle platformer: Half the game takes place within the pages of Izzy’s journal, the other half in Estoria, the fantasy world she’s created. Though the environment changes depending on whether I play in the “real world” or Estoria — lined pages and doodles for the journal, a lush fantasy world for the latter — I still move along with keyboard and use the mouse to interact.

Breaking down the boatloads of new stuff in Sea of Thieves’ anniversary event

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Breaking down the boatloads of new stuff in Sea of Thieves’ anniversary event

Sea of Thieves first year of content was centered around shoring up a launch that, for some players, fell short. Developer Rare has delivered four free expansion packs, each one adding chunks of content and new gameplay systems. The most recent expansion pack, Shrouded Spoils, updated open-world encounters, added achievements, and made the core gameplay loop more interesting and fulfilling.

Sea of Thieves’ anniversary update will be the game’s largest, building upon the foundation that the first year of updates built. Set to arrive on April 30, the update will include The Arena expansion, quest campaigns, modular ship damage, two new factions, harpoons, fishing, hunting, and cooking.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ad hints that Stage Builder mode is coming soon

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ad hints that Stage Builder mode is coming soon

Nintendo posted an advertisement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on its YouTube channel on Tuesday. In the video, a young boy unlocks Inkling, joins his friends, and proceeds to impress them all with his brawling skills. Oh! There’s also a “Stage Builder” menu icon.

The menu option is visible at 0:02 in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. It’s a little blurry, but it’s definitely and unmistakably an option that reads Stage Builder. That mode has previously appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and allowed players to create their own custom stages using a variety of components. But it’s not in the current version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Video game birds are having a good year

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Video game birds are having a good year

Video games have few famous birds. A scant number of our feathered friends have headlined their own games: Flicky, Kazooie, Flappy. A few have served in well-known supporting roles: Falco Lombardi in the Star Fox series, Senu in Assassin’s Creed Origins. And, of course, we have the Angry Birds. But 2019 is quickly becoming stuffed with intriguing and great looking games about birds, ranging from cute birds to deadly birds to birds that are unapologetic assholes.

In April alone, we have the release of at least three bird-centric games. While Polygon already has a comprehensive list of 2019’s most anticipated games, here’s a more segmented look at just the bird games out now and still to come.

Pokémon Go ‘Eggstravaganza’ event to add Shiny Buneary, egg-related challenges

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Pokémon Go ‘Eggstravaganza’ event to add Shiny Buneary, egg-related challenges

The next event to hit Pokémon Go will be an “Eggstravaganza,” adding baby Pokémon back to the 2 kilometer egg pool. It will also introduce Shiny Buneary and Lopunny for the first time.

The Eggstravaganza event takes place from April 16 at 4 p.m. ET until April 23 at 4 p.m. ET. The event notice says, “Pokémon like Pichu, Smoochum, and Magby” will be included in the two kilometer egg pool and that there will be double candy rewarded from egg hatches. Incubators will also hatch eggs twice as fast and Lucky Eggs will last twice as long during the event. The egg pool is also going to change, though details on what else gets shifted beyond the baby Pokémon is still unknown.

Free The Sims 4 update will add freelancer career, new outfits, and more

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Free The Sims 4 update will add freelancer career, new outfits, and more

Maxis will add a new freelancing career, as well as new furnishings and outfits, as part of a free update to The Sims 4 later this month.

The new freelancing career will allow sims to work from home, and pick up gigs that they have to finish before a deadline. Sims can be a writer, artist, or programmer. Similar to the acting career in the Get Famous expansion pack, sims will sign with an agency that will help them get assignments. From there, they can pick which task they want to complete. Freelancer sims will not receive promotions, but will get pay increases as they complete more and more work. They also don’t have to accept gigs if they need a week off, or can opt-in to more tasks if they need the simoleons.