The upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Pokémon games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are clearly taking several steps to be more accessible like Pokémon GO in both presentation and gameplay. This was something I pointed out in my own preview of the game from E3 2018, as I came to the conclusion that these were “simple and accessible Pokémon games that will be a good starting point for those introduced to the series through Pokémon GO.” Apparently, I was pretty spot on as Game Freak’s Executive Director and Head of Game Development Junichi Masuda reflected these same sentiments in a recent interview with Eurogamer. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are being poised as welcoming child-friendly entrance points to the World of Pokémon through remakes of the Generation I games. It … [Read more...] about Junichi Masuda Discusses the Accessibility of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!
If you've tried logging onto PlayStation Network or playing an online game on PlayStation 4, you may have found yourself unable to connect. That's because PlayStation Network is suffering from various outages at the moment, without any indication of when they'll be resolved. [Update: Some of the affected areas appear to be back online, and our own tests have shown improvements. The status page, however, still says Account Management is dealing with some problems.] The PSN status page lists two important categories as experiencing trouble right now: Account Management and Gaming and Social. PlayStation Now, Video, Vue, Music, and the PlayStation Store, all of which previously had been listed as out, have now gone back online. The details underneath the Gaming and Social category state, "You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience."True to form for … [Read more...] about PSN Down On PS4 As Network Suffers Problems For Gaming, Accounts
report this adFrom now through November 6, Destiny 2 players get the chance to enjoy the Festival of the Lost 2018 event, which has plenty to offer the fanbase of the online-only multiplayer first-person shooter. One of those offerings is a powerful 600-power legendary auto rifle known as Horror Story that comes fully masterworked and has a set roll for the Zen Moment and Rampage abilities. However, Destiny 2 players who want to get this powerful event weapon need to be prepared to grind. This year, shipwright Amanda Holliday is helping with the event by offering 5 daily bounties and 1 weekly bounty that award Fragmented Souls. These can be used to purchase Festival of the Lost masks as well as the aforementioned legendary auto rifle.It’s worth pointing out that Horror Story will set players back 120 Fragmented Souls, while each daily bounty only offers 1 as an award. The weekly bounty, on the other hand, offers 40 Fragmented Souls. Check out all the daily bounties … [Read more...] about Destiny 2: How to Get the Horror Story Auto Rifle
Chinese mobile manufacturer Huawei announced the Huawei Mate 20 today, along with the Pro and X versions of the device. These three devices will act as the company’s flagship smartphones for this year. The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are available now for $925 (or $983) and $1,055, respectively, with the Mate 20 X releasing on October 26 for $1,041. The previously reported rumors of the Mate 20’s notch have been revealed to be true. The device features only the front-facing camera on the upper portion of its screen. It will be the larger of the two Mate 20 devices available today and will feature a 6.5-inch, 2244 x 1080 LCD display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Huawei claims that the device has an extremely power efficient display with its 820 nits of brightness. It will have three rear-facing cameras available. These will be an ultra-wide angle 16-megapixel camera, a wide angle one with 12-megapixels, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. The handset will be … [Read more...] about Huawei Mate 20, Pro, and X Announced
Ubisoft’s For Honor once looked like a write-off, but the competitive sword-o-brawler has somehow pulled itself together. Today’s expansion – Marching Fire – adds a bundle of new content to the game, a lot of it paid, but some major upgrades free for everyone. All players (regardless of version owned) will get access to a castle siege playmode and a slew of graphical improvements, but a new solo/co-op mode and four new Chinese-themed characters remain the domain of people who put down cash. Below, a launch trailer, featuring stabs, stabs, stabs and the occasional thwack. Rather than drip-feed players a new season pass worth of content as they do with Rainbow Six Siege, Marching Fire drops all of its content in one big lump. Four new classes cover the classic Chinese martial arts archetypes – the Shaolin is a staff-wielding monk, the Tiandi are armoured swordsmen wielding curved blades, the Jiang Jun fights with a guandao (a large-bladed polearm), and the … [Read more...] about For Honor expands into China with Marching Fire, out now