The Division 2: Get ready for some large day-one installations, even if you have a disc

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The Division 2: Get ready for some large day-one installations, even if you have a disc

If you’re planning on playing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on PlayStation 4, be prepared for a significant division of your console’s hard drive. Like, 92 gigabytes, and even if you’re installing it from the disc, there will be a beefy day-one download, which should go swimmingly as it’s coming through PlayStation Network. psn downloads site:polygon.com

This is all per Ubisoft itself, which set up this notification page telling players on all three platforms what to expect. However, it’s worded in a confusing way. Xbox One and PC players are told to expect a 48 to 52 GB download if they’re buying digitally. They’re also told to expect setting aside 48 to 52 GB of hard drive space for the game.

Big Anthem patch today cuts respawn restrictions, changes loot

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Big Anthem patch today cuts respawn restrictions, changes loot

Anthem got a large patch this morning and it delivers a ton of changes, both large and small, to help right the game’s ship two weeks after the last of its launches.

The most notable change in Patch 1.0.3 involves respawn restrictions; that is, there are no longer any respawn restrictions. Instead, respawn timing is based on the activity a player is in. So Crit-Path, Agent Missions and missions other than end-game missions will have a respawn delay of 10 seconds. End-game missions, Strongholds and Legendary Contracts will have a respawn timer of 30 seconds. Freeplay respawning is unchanged.

Pokémon Go testing new ‘lunch hour’ raid events

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Pokémon Go testing new ‘lunch hour’ raid events

Pokémon Go developer Niantic wants to get more trainers raiding during their daily break. A new event called Legendary Lunch Hour is coming to the mobile game next week as a test for future lunchtime events.

“From 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in your local time zone, there will be an increased number of raids to test your battle skills alongside your friends, coworkers, and classmates,” Niantic said on the Pokémon Go website. The first of those events will kick off on Wednesday, March 13, at 12 p.m. local time.

Unreleased NES game’s discovery spotlights 1980s pro wrestling

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Unreleased NES game’s discovery spotlights 1980s pro wrestling

A 1988 video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that not only was never released, it was never even announced, hit YouTube this week. And in the hands of an expert on the National Wrestling Alliance — the pro rasslin’ circuit that dominated Southern venues and cable networks in the decade — it sheds a lot of light on the history of that wrestling series’ ascent into the WCW.

The game, fascinatingly enough, isn’t called NWA or WCW; it’s UWC Wrestling, which as Paste magazine’s Garrett Martin points out stands for “Universal Wrestling Corporation.” (Disclosure, Garrett teamed up with me on one of my most enjoyable posts ever, determining the alignment of Pro Wrestling’s Fighter Hayabusa.)

Sims team apologizes for handling of sexual misconduct allegations against influencer

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Sims team apologizes for handling of sexual misconduct allegations against influencer

Following allegations of sexual misconduct by a Sims community member who was part of Electronic Arts’ Game Changers community program, the head of EA’s Sims franchise has publicly apologized for the company’s inadequate handling of the situation.

On Thursday, general manager for The Sims Lyndsay Pearson said on Twitter that accusations of sexual misconduct involving minors against a Sims Game Changer were brought to the Sims team in December. Members of the Sims team looked into the allegations, but did not properly investigate or respond to the matter, Pearson said.

I played Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for 165 hours, but Bloodline is my breaking point

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I played Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for 165 hours, but Bloodline is my breaking point

The time has come at last, for me to lay down spear and shield and move on to fresh meadows, far from the sun-blasted hills of Greece.

It’s taken me 165 hours, but I’m finally done with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft’s ancient Greek adventure has captivated me since its launch, five months ago. I’ve roamed its enormous map, completed its convoluted story, 100-percented its missions, and slain its biggest bosses.

Battlefield 5 leaked Firestorm tutorial suggests battle royale launch is very soon

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Battlefield 5 leaked Firestorm tutorial suggests battle royale launch is very soon

A tutorial video found by data miners sheds a little more light on Firestorm, Battlefield 5’s long-awaited battle royale mode.

Firestorm, with a burnin’ ring of fire substituting for the storm found in Fortnite’s or PUBG’s tightening boundaries, is expected sometime this spring and could launch as soon as the end of the month; EA DICE hasn’t said yet. When it gets here, seasoned battle royale players will find lots about it familiar.

Octopath Traveler prequel coming to mobile

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Octopath Traveler prequel coming to mobile

Square Enix’s Octopath Traveler, the 16-bit-styled, turn-based role-playing game for Nintendo Switch, is getting a sequel — or rather, a prequel, this time for mobile devices, known as Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent.

The new Octopath Traveler will retain the trademark “2D-HD” visual style of the Switch RPG, but will focus on a new group of warriors exploring the continent of Orsterra. The mobile game will use touch- and swipe-based controls for its command-based battles. You can watch the first teaser trailer for Champion of the Continent above.

Wrinkled Pikachu isn’t just our new favorite Pikachu — it’s art

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Wrinkled Pikachu isn’t just our new favorite Pikachu — it’s art

There are moments in the most recent Detective Pikachu trailer that we’ve already seared into our brains. Buff Mewtwo is a sight that cannot go unseen. We remain a little afraid of Mr. Mime. The most immortal imagery, though, is that of Detective Pikachu himself — when he’s lost, and downtrodden, and really, really wrinkly.

From these split seconds where we see the great electric mouse detective crying, his face scrunched up in adorable pain, a muse was born. Japanese viewers almost immediately started making fan art of the broken-down Poké-sleuth, dubbing their creation Wrinkled Pikachu, after his wittle face (aww, I wanna just pinch his cheeks, yes I do, yes I do!).