Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu And Eevee Bring Back Mega Evolutions

Alolan forms won’t be the only Pokemon variants available in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee. The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine (via Pokemon fansite Serebii) has revealed the upcoming Nintendo Switch games will also feature Mega Evolutions, the powerful transformations introduced in Pokemon X and Y.

Details are scant at the moment, but it appears Mega Evolutions will function much the same as they do in X and Y and their follow-ups, Pokemon Sun and Moon. In those titles, players need to equip a Mega Stone to a corresponding Pokemon, which will allow it to Mega Evolve once per battle. Along with taking on a new appearance, Mega Evolving often changes a Pokemon’s type and gives it a significant power boost.

CoroCoro reveals that the original three starter Pokemon–Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise–will be able to Mega Evolve in the Let’s Go games. This will presumably also extend to other Gen 1 Pokemon capable of Mega Evolving, such as Pidgeot, Alakazam, and Gengar, although those have yet to be confirmed. It also remains to be seen if the Let’s Go games will introduce any new Mega Evolutions to the series.

Additionally, the new issue of CoroCoro shared the first images of Lt. Surge, the Gym Leader of Vermilion City. Just as in the anime, he can be seen battling alongside Raichu. The magazine also provides another look at the returning Jessie and James of Team Rocket. This time, it appears the duo challenge players to a double battle.

Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee launch for Nintendo Switch on November 16. The games will release alongside a Poke Ball-shaped controller called the Poke Ball Plus, which comes with the Mythical Pokemon Mew. You can read more about the upcoming titles in our roundup of everything we know about Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee.

PUBG Opens A Website Called “Fix PUBG”

PUBG came out of Early Access back in December on PC, but the game is still not in a state that some fans and developer PUBG Corp. would like to see it in. The studio is putting a lot of resources into getting PUBG to a better place, it seems, and one part of that is a new website called “Fix PUBG.”

Why that name? “This is a phrase that we’ve been hearing a lot lately. Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential, and you want it fixed,” reads a line on the website. “So we think it’s time to do something about it.”

Fix PUBG will be a “months-long campaign” that will see PUBG Corp. update and improve the game with fan-requested features and more. The purpose of the Fix PUBG website is to offer a level of transparency so fans understand the what, why, and when of it all.

The campaign is set to run from August through October, though PUBG Corp. stressed that it will always be looking into how it can expand and improve upon PUBG over time.

The website shows off a roadmap of changes for things like client performance, server performance, anti-cheat, matchmaking, bug fixes, and quality-of-life issues, along with specific timelines for when those problems will be addressed in the August-October period.

Go to the Fix PUBG website to learn more.

While PUBG’s profile and popularity may have fallen in recent months due in part to the huge spike of interest in Fortnite, it remains massively popular. The game had a peak concurrent player figure of more than 1.1 million today, which is almost double the next highest game.

PUBG Corp. Launches ‘Fix PUBG’ Campaign

PUBG Corp. has announced a new campaign to make PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds a “better, more stable, and fairer game.”

In response to the community’s criticisms that the developers haven’t devoted enough time and resources to improving the game, instead focusing on rolling out features like the Event Pass that was met with a huge player backlash, PUBG Corp. has announced its Fix PUBG campaign and unveiled a new developer roadmap.

“‘Fix the game.’ This is a phrase that we’ve been hearing a lot lately. Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential, and you want it fixed. So we think it’s time to do something about it,” read the update. “‘FIX PUBG’ is a months-long campaign to deliver the changes and improvements that you’ve been asking for.”

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct: Watch It Here

A new Nintendo Direct is upon us. As it announced at EVO 2018 this past weekend, Nintendo is airing a new presentation today, August 8, and this one is dedicated entirely to the company’s upcoming Nintendo Switch fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The Direct is scheduled to begin at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST and will air simultaneously in North America, Europe, and Japan. You can tune in to the broadcast on Nintendo’s official website and Twitch channel. We’ve also embedded the YouTube stream below, so you can follow along right here on GameSpot.

Nintendo has been characteristically vague about what today’s Direct will focus on, only confirming that the presentation will be delivered by series director Masahiro Sakurai and will divulge “new game information.” Just what that entails remains to be seen, although it seems likely that at least one new fighter will be revealed during the broadcast.

We got our first glimpse of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate back in March, when Nintendo shared a cinematic trailer introducing Splatoon’s Inklings to the roster. The company shared a ton more details about the title at E3 this past June, where we learned that every single character from previous games is returning for the Switch entry. We also got a look at two more newcomers joining the lineup: Ridley and Daisy.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches for Nintendo Switch. Like the Wii U installment before it, it is compatible with GameCube controllers via a separate adapter. You can read a lot more about the highly anticipated fighting game in our roundup of everything we know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Flipping Death Review: A Not so Grim Reaper

What happens when Death goes on vacation? Well, in Flipping Death he mistakenly leaves the job to a recently deceased woman named Penny, who learns she can help restless spirits with their unfinished business by jumping between the land of the dead and the land of the living. It’s a cool premise, and executed very much like a more action-centric spiritual successor to the point-and-click adventure comedies of classic LucasArts. Flipping Death’s vibrant presentation, quirky characters and fun plot ensured I was in for the whole ride, even if the gameplay felt a bit haphazard at times.

Anyone who played developer Zoink Games’ excellent Stick it to the Man! from 2013 will be right at home here. Flipping Death has a similar emphasis on getting inside people’s heads and solving scenarios using suitably bizarre lines of logic, but this time around you’re physically possessing them to help you do it. Need something poked? There’s a guy for that. Need to open a can of paint? Maybe that drill-wielding dentist can help. Want to crap on the heads of every character in the level just for the fun of it? Take control of the seagull. It’s a fun take on the traditional inventory and item systems.

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Deadpool 2 Deleted and Extended Scenes Breakdown

After a successful theatrical run ($318.1 million domestic, $732.6 million worldwide), Deadpool 2 has now debuted on Digital HD, a release which includes a number of bonus features including some Deleted and Extended Scenes.

There are just two Deleted/Extended Scenes that are pulled out on their own, that span just two minutes and 39 seconds, but there are 15 minutes of new footage in the Super Duper [email protected]%!#& Cut. We’re breaking down all of these scenes, starting with the two that were separated in the bonus features of the Digital HD release.

What’s somewhat confusing about all of this is they went through this trouble to add 15 minutes of new footage, but then added these two additional scenes that weren’t in either the theatrical cut, or the Super Duper Cut. Regardless, these two scenes come in at just over two and a half minutes, combined, and they were likely cut for time, even though they’re quite entertaining.

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Fortnite’s Music Gets Heavier With This Great Drum Cover

If you’ve played Fortnite you’re probably familiar with its music, but a new drum cover puts a meatier, heavier spin on the tune.

Drummer Andrew Fleming has posted his latest video game drum cover, this one dedicated to Epic’s hugely popular battle royale game. The drum cover is top-notch, with Fleming adding fast-paced fills and double bass sections to pump it up. The fill at 1:15 is probably my favourite.

Fleming plays in the band Islander, which has toured with groups like Slipknot and Skillet. Islander was on this year’s final Warped Tour before getting a little too rowdy and getting booted off the bill. Fleming also has a Patreon that you can support.

Fleming has posted many video game drum covers in the past. Before this, he crushed the Pokemon Red/Blue music and the “Battle Theme” from 2001’s Final Fantasy X. In 2016, he performed a rippin’ Sonic “Green Hill Zone” drum cover, and before that he nailed th awesome Destiny drum cover. You can watch all of Fleming’s videos on his AF Drums YouTube page.

RTX Austin 2018: 1 On 1 With Sugar Pine 7’s Steven Suptic & Cib James!

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Topher Grace ‘Thrilled’ for Tom Hardy’s Version of Venom

Topher Grace, who played Eddie Brock/Venom in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, has gone on record stating his excitement for Tom Hardy’s upcoming portrayal of the character.

In an interview with Inverse, Grace expressed his view that Hardy is a better fit for Todd McFarlane’s original designs of the character from the 1980s. Grace also feels the actor is well-acquainted with playing villains in superhero movies after portraying Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

“To me — I truly mean this — I think Tom is the guy to play that role,” said Grace. “I’m thrilled to watch it as a fan. I really mean that. I think he’s just the best dude. He’s proven he can do comic book villains amazing.”

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Which Deadpool 2 Blu-ray Should You Buy?

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Deadpool 2 comes to Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray August 21, and just like every other major Blu-ray release, there is a whole host of options for you to choose from in order to maximize your Deadpool 2 enjoyment. Below I’ve compiled each edition of the movie available, so you can decide which version is right for you.

Before I get to the retailer-specific packages, let’s look at the Deadpool 2 Blu-ray special features included on the disc. The Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut has 15 extra minutes of footage not seen in the theatrical release, so definitely consider watching it if you left the theater thinking “I wish I had been in there for just 15 minutes longer.”

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