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Pokemon GO update: Gen 4 first details droppin’

Pokemon GO update: Gen 4 first details droppin’

This morning the folks at Niantic posted a teaser for their biggest update since the beginning. The release of Gen 4 - the fourth year and fourth region in the Pokemon universe proper. That's the region where all the FUN stuff was. And that's where all the fun stuff is going to be in the next update to Pokemon GO, if all goes according to plan.

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Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise

Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise

Fortnite has made a ton of money for Epic Games - hundreds of millions per month, in fact - and now Epic wants to give back to the development community a little bit as a result. Epic recently revealed that it will reduce the cut it takes from Unreal Engine Marketplace sales, which is where 3D modelers and digital artists can sell assets for use in Unreal Engine games. The result, obviously, is more money for those creators, which is a good thing indeed.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Following the popularity of Black Ops 2 and 3, it's safe to say that a lot of Call of Duty are excited for Black Ops 4. As is usually the case for these Call of Duty games, there will be a beta test that allows fans to get an early look at Black Ops 4 before it launches later this year. Activision and Treyarch are shaking things up a little bit, announcing today that they'll actually be holding two betas - a private multiplayer one and another that centered around the game's Blackout mode.

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Animal Crossing NES emulator is a fully functional emulator

Animal Crossing NES emulator is a fully functional emulator

Like any other game console developer, Nintendo is not in favor of emulators. But unlike other game console developers, it actually uses emulators for its own benefit. The NES/SNES Classic, for example, is practically a Linux SBC running an emulator and the Nintendo Switch even had one as a tribute to the late Satoru Iwata. Apparently, this love-hate relationship extends way back to the early 2000s, when it used a NES emulator in the GameCube Animal Crossing which, it turns out, is an emulator that can actually load and run NES ROMs just like any normal NES emulator.

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Let’s Go, Pikachu, Eevee! will make Pokemon fans buy a Switch

Let’s Go, Pikachu, Eevee! will make Pokemon fans buy a Switch

If you’re a Pokemon fan who has been undecided on getting a Switch, you probably already know that Nintendo may have finally given you a reason to do so with the announcement of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Still not convinced? The gaming giant has just published some details of the upcoming game that could very well clinch the deal for Pokemon fans who have been wishing for a literally new perspective on the classic first game.

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PlayStation Network social, gaming issues continue to plague gamers

PlayStation Network social, gaming issues continue to plague gamers

PlayStation 4 owners have been complaining about issues with the PSN service most of today (Thursday), primarily about trouble getting into in-game parties and joining voice chats. Sony updated the PSN status page with a warning about Gaming and Social issues earlier today, saying about 4PM EST that it was investigating the issue. No update has been given and the issues persist.

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Fortnite servers go down as Epic probes multiple game issues

Fortnite servers go down as Epic probes multiple game issues

If you've tried to get on Fortnite at any point in the last hour, you've likely been greeted with a huge queue wait time. That's because Epic Games has taken the game servers down temporarily in order to investigate multiple issues some players are experiencing. According to a tweet from the company, it is looking into problems with logging in, matchmaking, and other game services.

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Fortnite PS4 party issue is keeping players out of Squads

Fortnite PS4 party issue is keeping players out of Squads

Following the Season 5 update for Fortnite, some PlayStation 4 players are reporting issues joining other players' parties, making it impossible to play Duos and Squads. Epic Games has acknowledged these reports, stating earlier today that it is "monitoring" the situation with plans to update gamers when the issue is fixed.

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Five things you should know about Fortnite Season 5

Five things you should know about Fortnite Season 5

Today is the coveted day: Fortnite Season 5 has arrived, bringing major changes to the game, including entirely new portions of the map, a new vehicle, face masks, and more. The patch notes are huge and picking through them is tedious. Haven't had time to jump into a game yet? Here are five big things you should know.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Mushroom men and epic adventures

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Mushroom men and epic adventures

After going through a bit of a quiet phase last week, the Nintendo eShop has some big-name debuts in store over the next few days. Of course, many Switch owners have been looking forward to one of them, Octopath Traveler, for quite some time. A year-and-a-half after Square Enix first revealed the game, Octopath Traveler is finally scheduled to launch on the Switch eShop tomorrow.

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Xbox update: 1810 Preview released with Dolby Vision streaming support

Xbox update: 1810 Preview released with Dolby Vision streaming support

Inside the latest Xbox One update (preview edition) is a whole bunch of bits and pieces you're going to want to get a handle on. This update brings about Dolby Vision Video Streaming - that's a first. With this update, Dolby Vision video streaming brings HDR "up a notch" with systems such as Netflix Premium - you'll need a premium subscription for that, but still.

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Octopath Traveler review in progress: A big, bold game

Octopath Traveler review in progress: A big, bold game

Tomorrow is a big day for RPG fans, as Octopath Traveler finally launches on the Nintendo Switch. This is a game that Square Enix has been advertising since before the Switch even launched, and a lot of people have been hoping that Octopath Traveler might be something of a return to form for the company. After all, it definitely looks like the RPGs that made Square a popular name among gamers back in the 1990s, such as Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger.

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