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New Ghost Pokemon Will Haunt This Year’s Pokemon GO Halloween Event

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Well, it’s official: Gen III Ghost-type Pokemon are coming to Pokemon GO for this year’s Halloween event. Time to dust off your Silph Scopes, trainers, because things are about to get spooky.

Niantic just revealed a new trailer for this year’s event that features the Ghost-types of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire front and center. Well, most of them anyway. Sableye, Duskull, Dusclops, Shuppet, and Banette are all prominently displayed in the trailer, readily awaiting a flurry of Pokeballs, but the Bug/Ghost Pokemon Shedinja is nowhere to be found. Does Niantic not think the possessed, discarded shell of a Nincada widely believed to steal the souls of anyone who looks into its hollow body (yes, that’s actually a Pokedex entry) isn’t scary enough? Regardless, new Pokemon are always welcome. And a new witch’s hat for Pikachu, because ye olde electric rodent is always ready for a bit of festive fun.

But, new Ghosts-types (and a new Pikachu hat) aren’t the only features of this year’s Pokemon GO Halloween event. Spooky Pokemon, including Drowzee, Cubone, Crobat, Houndoom, and of course plenty of Ghost-types will appear much more often. And, just like last year, trainers will earn extra Candy from catching, hatching, and transferring Pokemon, and buddy Pokemon will earn Candy twice as fast. Trainers will also receive a special gift in the form of a Mimikyu hat, because every holiday event needs a free hat.

The Pokemon GO Halloween event will start October 20th and end on November 2nd, but trainers who want to catch more Gen III Pokemon will have to wait until December at the earliest. Still, I’m glad to see the rumor that first broke on Slash Gear turned out to be true and not a bunch of hooey. Yes, Niantic was going to release Gen III Pokemon sooner or later, but making the release part of the time-honored tradition of in-game Halloween events is just genius.

All you have to do to get my attention is talk about video games, technology, anime, and/or Dungeons & Dragons - also people in spandex fighting rubber suited monsters.

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Star Wars Outlaws has Ubisoft’s biggest marketing budget ever, and the company expects it to have a strong launch

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Ubisoft is putting everything they have into Star Wars Outlaws, which comes out next month on August 30th for PS5. The fact that the name includes “Star Wars” shouldn’t come as a surprise when you learn that the company is putting a lot of money into marketing the project and thinks it will do very well.

The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, made the bold claim during the company’s recent earnings call Q&A (thanks, MP1st), though some investors thought it was even more daring than they thought. Based on Ubisoft’s guidance, Nick Dempsey of Barclays came up with a rough estimate of five million units sold and asked if the company was being too cautious. This is what Guillemot said:

“What we expect is for Star Wars Outlaws to have a strong launch.” One reason is that it’s one of the most anticipated games of the year, which shows how positively the community feels about it. Another is that we’re launching the biggest marketing campaign Ubisoft has ever done for a game.

We’d like to know how much Ubisoft spent to market this and what the company expects to get back from it. We had some small worries when we played the game in person at Summer Game Fest, but we’ll keep an eye on things before and after launch.

Are you excited about how soon Star Wars Outlaws will be out? Do you think the game’s supposedly huge marketing budget has an impact on your life? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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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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