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Pokemon GO Will Hold an Egg-cellent Equinox Event

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The equinox is almost here, and the developers at Niantic plan to celebrate with a special egg-themed Pokemon GO event.

Starting September 22nd, trainers can participate in a limited time equinox event that offers special Pokemon Eggs. These Eggs look like any regular green 2KM Egg and can be found at Pokestops and Gyms, but instead of hatching common Pokemon like Krabby and Geodude, these special Eggs will contain rare Pokemon such as Mareep, Chansey, and Larvitar. Furthermore, the event will grant all trainers double Stardust for catching Pokemon and hatching Eggs, which means players could potentially obtain enough Stardust to choke a Wailord. But, the event doesn’t stop at Eggs and Stardust. Any new Pokemon registered to a Pokedex will give triple XP, and the in-game shop will sell special boxes filled with items designed to help trainers maximize XP and Stardust gains, such as Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, and a Super Incubator that hatches Eggs at 1.5 times the normal rate. Finally, Entei, Suicune, and Raikou will travel to new locations during the event on September 30th, so trainers who haven’t caught one yet should redouble their efforts.

Trainers have come to expect XP and Stardust boosts from Pokemon GO events, but hiding rare Pokemon in green 2KM Eggs is a welcome addition. Granted, in the past Niantic has changed which Pokemon appeared in specific Eggs, but the devs just removed certain Pokemon from the list (i.e., Bulbasaur, Pidgey, and several other Gen 1 Pokemon) or moved Pokemon up or down one Egg tier (e.g., Porygon moved from the orange 5KM Eggs to the blue 10KM Eggs). Rare Pokemon such as Chansey and Larvitar have always remained in the blue 10KM Egg category because of their strength, which is why the ability to obtain these powerhouses in green 2KM Eggs is such as boon, especially to trainers who have yet to level up, evolve, or even catch these rare Pokemon.

The Pokemon GO equinox event will only last until October 2nd, so trainers who have yet to obtain a Tyranitar or Ampharos might want to get out there and start hatching those Eggs.

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

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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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

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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