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Pokemon XY & Z Gets New Trailer, Shows Ash-Greninja And More

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Last week the leaked October issue of the Japanese magazine CoroCoro has confirmed that a new Pokemon anime, called Pokemon XY & Z, is going to be aired next month in Japan. The anime will star Ash once again and feature a new form for Greninja and three new forms for Zygarde, forms that have never appeared in any of the games now available.

A few hours ago a new Pokemon XY & Z trailer has surfaced online, showcasing characters from the new series as well as the already mentioned new Greninja form, called Ash-Greninja and more. You can check out the trailer right below.

As stated above, CoroCoro magazine revealed that Zygarde will have three new forms in the new Pokemon XY & Z anime. The first new form is called Zygard Core, the second Zygard 10% and the third Zygard 50%. These three new forms have yet to appear in any Pokemon game so there’s the chance that a new title featuring them is already in the works.

Last week a brand new Pokemon game has been announced for iOS and Android. Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game which will allow players to actually catch Pokemon in the real world as if it were one of the main entries of the series.  The Pokemon Go Plus, which will use a Bluetooth connection to notify users when a Pokemon is nearby, will be released alongside the game. Pokemon GO is also going to come with several features taken from other entries, such as trading and much more.

Another Pokemon video game will be released on Wii U in a few months, the Bandai Namco developed fighting game Pokken Tournament. The game’s basic mechanics are quite different from other fighting games developed by the Japanese company, making the game stand out from other games of the same genre.

As a long time gamer, Francesco has survived more zombie invasions, meteor strikes, magic spells than he can count. He still keeps fighting today to bring hope into countless gaming worlds. Or destruction, depending on his mood. Writing about video games was only the natural step for such a dangerous life.

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Facebook intends to eliminate its news tab in the United States and Australia

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Meta is seeking to eliminate the news tab on Facebook in the U.S. and Australia to avoid news media-related restrictions and financial complications. The business announced today that it will discontinue the product in April 2024.

Meta ceased Facebook News in the UK, Germany, and France last year, stating a desire to focus resources on its most valued products and services. The current announcement has a similar tone.

Facebook reported an 80% decrease in the usage of Facebook News in Australia and the U.S. over the past year.

Our investments are being realigned to focus on the products and services that are most valued by people as part of a continuous effort. The corporation must prioritize its time and resources on content that users express interest in, such as short-form videos.

Meta stated that news comprises less than 3% of the stuff that users see on their feed. Users are unlikely to notice this devaluation. Publishers have experienced a decline in referral traffic from Facebook over time.

Facebook News’ discontinuation is a result of regulatory actions and Meta’s decision to stop investing in new projects. Legislation in Australia and Canada requires platforms to compensate online publishers for their material. In August of last year, the business began restricting access to news links for users in Canada.

Meta clarified that today’s announcement will not impact the company’s existing agreements with publishers until they expire. In Australia and the U.S., individuals can share news on their feeds, while publishers can control their sites and add links.

The corporation stressed that it has no intention of investing in new news-related goods.

“To maintain our focus on developing products and services that enhance user interaction, we will refrain from forming new business agreements for conventional news content in these regions and will not introduce any new Facebook offerings tailored for news publishers going forward,” the statement declared.

Meta has reduced its focus on continuously investing efforts in news. Last year, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri stated that the business would not prioritize news content on Threads, a social network introduced by Instagram.

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EA and Square Enix Encounter Leap Year Issues

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For individuals who may not recall, the Year 2000 Problem, commonly referred to as the Y2K scare, was a thrilling period of chaos experienced in the late 90s. There was widespread concern about a potential catastrophic computing disaster due to discrepancies in dating systems. Today, we had the opportunity to experience some unexpected events as EA and Square Enix faced technical difficulties due to the leap year, causing their games to be temporarily unplayable.

Players of EA’s Sports WRC encountered a problem on the 29th where they couldn’t start the game because of a timezone glitch. The issue was promptly fixed, but users had to adjust their system settings for the next day to play. Meanwhile, Square Enix is facing challenges, with the problem only impacting Nintendo players and not PlayStation users. The Theatrythm Final Bar Line failing to start up ruined the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

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It seems like these problems have been addressed based on our observations, highlighting how minor details can surprise you unexpectedly. Were there any scheduling conflicts related to the leap year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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New Heavy Armor Appears to be on the Way with Helldivers 2 Mech Gameplay Leaks

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In Helldivers 2, players will find themselves in need of additional firepower to spread freedom across the galaxy. Arrowhead Game Studios announced that armored mechs will be included in the game for free shortly after its release. Leaked gameplay footage on social media suggests that heavy armor support is on its way.

IGN showcased a few clips, with the first one being shared by Redditor fozzye18, featuring a Helldiver piloting a mech equipped with what appears to be twin-linked autocannons. It’s important to note that in another clip shared by Redditor Klyka, we witness a mech equipped with a gatling gun and rockets, hinting at the possibility of various strategy versions for these machines.

A clip from TikTok ponders the possibility of a different outcome at the famous Malevelon Creek, where the Helldivers community faced a significant defeat against the Socialist Automatons.

Mechs… enjoy
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Any idea when these much-needed mechs will make their way to the battlefield? What armament configurations would you prefer to see? Feel free to suggest a flamethrower-armed melee assault variant in the comments. segment provided

 

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