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Man, Niantic can’t catch a break with Pokemon GO, can it? Every time the company tries to fix a problem or improve a system, it seems to create a new issue, and the latest update has created a giant problem in the most literal sense: giant Pokemon.

Earlier today, I logged into the game and checked my Pokenon. Everything seemed normal, but then I logged on a few minutes ago, and I found this strange image:

Giant Rhydon

My Rhydon, whom I named Rhinox because Beast Wars is awesome, is so big he almost completely obscures his CP number. And he isn’t the only one suffering from gigantism. My Snorlax, Homer, seems to have packed on a few extra pounds, and unlike Rhinox, he completely obscures his CP number:

Giant Snorlax

Almost every single one of my Pokemon is larger than normal, as if they ransacked the Mushroom Kingdom and stole every single Mushroom they could find. Many Pokemon, such as Ursaring, either partially or completely block the CP numbers. Others, such as Kingdra, partially obscure their names.  As for Dragonite, well, I’m putting mine on a diet until his posterior is at a more manageable size:

Giant Dragonite

The majority of smaller Pokemon make it out of this colossal conundrum mostly unscathed. Many unevolved Pokemon, including Mareep and Houndour, are small enough for me to see their names and CP numbers, as are naturally small, fully-evolved Pokemon such as Omastar:

Giant Omastar

However, this glitch has not supersized all Pokemon. Gyrados, for instance, is roughly the same size as before, but he seems to have developed a shy streak. Not only is he too embarrassed to let me see his name, but he’s hiding most of himself below the invisible border of the stats page:

Shy Gyrados

And Steelix, well:

Tiny Steelix

That might be the smallest Steelix I’ve ever seen. What makes this glitch even stranger is that Steelix’s pre-evolution Onix is larger than usual.

This bug is probably nothing more than a camera issue in the stats page, as the shape, position, and animation of the Pokemon determines what, if anything, is blocked. Just look at Skarmory. She’s almost completely horizontal, so she doesn’t block her name or CP number, but she is lower on the screen than usual:

Skarmory

I would not be surprised if something in the new gym update is causing this glitch. However, I can’t find any information on the official Pokemon GO site, so this is nothing more than a theory. Though, what I do know is that I’m not the only one with this problem, at least according to the Pokemon GO Pro fan forum. With luck, this issue will be ironed out before the gyms reopen for conquering.

Update

Niantic has confirmed via Twitter that this issue has ben resolved in the update. I just checked and my Pokemon have returned to their original sizes.

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Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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