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Niantic Adds Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Alolan Beachware to Pokemon GO

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It’s the fall.  The temperature is dropping, and the days are growing shorter. Now’s the perfect time for Niantic to release a new line of clothes for Pokemon GO avatars to wear to help them keep warm, but instead, the company has decided to throw us a curve (Poke)ball and release Alolan summer beachwear. Well, maybe it’s not that big a surprise since it’s only fall in the Northern Hemisphere; Southern Hemisphere countries such as Australia are currently experiencing summer weather, so the clothes are fairly appropriate down under.

To celebrate the release of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Niantic has recreated the clothes that  player characters will wear at the start of the game. They’re fairly faithful and make Pokemon GO trainers look ready for a day at the beach. While players can’t pick the colors of the clothes, they are free, so players don’t have to spend their hard-earned Pokecoins to sport some new threads. After all, Gen III Pokemon are scheduled to arrive in December, which means those Pokecoins are better spent on Pokemon storage upgrades; how else do you expect to catch ’em all if you haven’t the space?

While gamers will have to wait until November 17th to start playing Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the avatar clothes for Pokemon GO are already available and ready to be worn. Plus, these clothes open the door for a whole slew of new clothing options for Pokemon GO, since Niantic has demonstrated it is willing and capable of bringing clothes from the main Pokemon franchise over to the mobile game. Maybe we can expect to see some clothes the main characters of other Pokemon games wore, and we might even get clothes from the Pokemon anime characters someday; I’m more than ready to prepare for trouble and make it double with Jessie and James’ red and white Team Rocket outfits.

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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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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