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Niantic has released the latest Pokemon GO event to coincide with Easter; offering many Easter Egg themed perks to the massively popular game.

For those that have lived under a rock for the past year, Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game where people use their phones to locate Pokemon in the real world using a combination of GPS and their cameras. The game made a huge splash last August when it released and Niantic still reports high player counts to this day.

The event, which Polygon reports, starts today at around 1 p.m. PT today until the same time on April 20. Hatching eggs will earn more candy for that respective monster’s evolutionary tree. Eggs that hatch after 2 km will grant a greater variety of Pokemon as well. The last egg related bonus is that Lucky Eggs, which grant double experience for a limited time, will be on sale in the in-game marketplace for half their normal price.

On top of all of that Easter Egg goodness, the week also boasts double experience for all regardless if you are taking advantage of the new bonuses. As a side note, you could double up on the double experience by using those Lucky Eggs during the week. Seems that Niantic understands what children love about the holiday, candy and egg hunting.

This is not the first event that the game has featured. Whenever a major holiday rolls around, you can almost bet that something will happen in the game. Valentine’s Day saw an increase in pink Pokemon, Christmas had players catching a Santa Hat wearing Pikachu and Halloween had more Ghost type Pokemon present.

Will you be hunting some of those sweet candy and eggs? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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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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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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