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Pokemon Go updates: all the news and rumors for what’s coming next

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Pokémon Go: the world's first augmented reality app to become a household name. Niantic's mobile AR game is still going strong two years after it first released, with a constant drip of events and updates keeping budding trainers glued to their phones and pounding the streets.

And while it hasn't managed to top the peak of its popularity in 2016, it's still going strong and finding plenty of new ways to improve its player experience.

So what's the latest news for Pokémon Go?… Read the full article

Giratina returns to Pokemon Go for a limited time – with a brand new form

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Legendary Pokémon Giratina has returned to Pokémon Go for a limited time only – and it's ready to transform.

Giratina in its Altered Forme originally appeared in Pokémon Go in November 2018, but this time the Renegade Pokémon has reemerged from the Distortion World to "renew and transform". That means an extra form to battle against.

Starting March 28, Altered Forme Giratina will return to Pokémon raids until April 2, when it will transform into Origin Forme. You will then be able to battle Origin Forme Giratina until April 29.… Read the full article

Cyberpunk 2077 will still be released by 2021 – alongside an unannounced title

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

CD Projekt Red has confirmed it still plans to release two AAA titles by 2021. While we know one of these titles will definitely be dystopian RPG Cyberpunk 2077, we're still in the dark about what the second title could be.

This release window was reaffirmed on the official CD Projekt Red forums, with moderator Donata Popławska confirming the studio is sticking to its original roadmap.

"As far as the strategy of the CD Projekt Capital Group for 2016-2021 is concerned, its plans to release the second AAA game by 2021 remain unchanged," the moderator wrote (translated via Resetera user Antiax). 

However, Popławska did not expand on what the second AAA title to be released in this time frame could be.… Read the full article

The Elder Scrolls 6 Redfall naming dispute could be resolved ‘simply’

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While fans wait with bated breath for more news on The Elder Scrolls 6, a legal battle between Bethesda's parent company ZeniMaz Media and BookBreeze.com has potentially been putting a spanner in the works. But an agreement might be on the horizon.

This legal battle has been going on for a while, with Bookbreeze.com (aka author Jay Falconer) disputing ZeniMax filing a new trademark for 'Redfall', which the company stated was for "computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles". 

In other words, it's possible that this could be the name of the upcoming Elder Scrolls 6 game – due to the Redfall location in Tamriel, or the Redguard race in Elder Scrolls.… Read the full article

Shenmue 3: release date, trailers and news

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It's been 18 years since the release of Shenmue 2, and, for a long time, it looked like we would never see another installation in the action-adventure series. But, thanks to unrelenting fans, the persistence of director Yu Suzuki, and a successful Kickstarter, we're finally seeing Shenmue 3 release in 2019 (apparently). 

Continuing on from its predecessor, Shenmue 3 will continue the story of teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki as he searches for his father's murderer in 1980's China. 

So, without further ado, here's everything we know about Shenmue 3 so far.… Read the full article

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Happy birthday PlayStation 4: the best games from each of its 6 years

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

On February 20, 2013, Sony held a live “See the Future” PlayStation event in New York to unveil its latest innovative console: the PlayStation 4

Andrew House, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment at the time, promised the new console would create "experiences that surpass gamers' wildest expectations” while lead system architect, Mark Cerny, promised the explained the lucrative hardware’s goal was “freeing developers from technological barriers”.

Well it’s now six years later, to the day, and the PS4 has cemented its place in gaming history – fulfilling the promises Sony made all those years ago.… Read the full article

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice release date, trailers and news

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an upcoming action-adventure in development by FromSoftware – AKA the studio that brought us Dark Souls and Bloodborne. 

Set in ancient-Japan, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sees you take on the role of shinobi Sekiro as he seeks revenge on the samurai who left him for dead and kidnapped his lord.

From what we've seen in the preview, Sekiro looks to be a stunning, dark and violent single-player which will please fans of Dark Souls as well as those who enjoy a game with a bit of edge.… Read the full article

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Origin might be showing your real name – here’s how to fix it

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

EA's Origin client might be showing your real name online, even if you deactivated the feature.

According to a Reddit post by user Legendairr (and Dutch website 4gamers.be), some Origin users who had initially deactivated the 'show real name' privacy setting on the client are finding the feature has recently been activated automatically – allowing other online users to see their real name rather than their nickname. 

How do you hide your real name on Origin?

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Tetris 99 could be getting three new modes

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It looks like Tetris 99 is getting three new game modes in the future.

Datamining by Twitter user OatmealDome has uncovered that three new modes are coming to Nintendo's free battle royale title (via Nintendo Everything). You can check out the Twitter thread below:

What are the new modes?

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order toys announced for October

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We may still be in the dark(side) about the upcoming Star Wars action-adventure game from Respawn Entertainment and EA, but that hasn't stopped Disney announcing upcoming merchandise for the title.

Disney has announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order merchandise will become available in October 2019 suggesting, not only that the game will release around that time, but that the company expects it to be a title (or series) with a long life-span within Star Wars fandom.

An October release date would line up with the "Fall" release window EA revealed during a quarterly earnings call last week.… Read the full article

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