Pokemon Go June 2018 Community Day Takes Place This Weekend

The next Pokemon Go Community Day is right around the corner. The event takes place this Saturday, June 16, giving players another chance to capture rare Pokemon and earn some extra bonuses. As Niantic previously revealed, the featured Pokemon in this month’s Community Day is Larvitar. The Rock-type monster will spawn much more frequently than normal during the event hours, and if past Community Days are any indication, players...

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E3 2018: Xbox Is Investing In Its Future–And That’s A Big Deal
Jun14

E3 2018: Xbox Is Investing In Its Future–And That’s A Big Deal

Prior to E3, things weren’t looking great for Microsoft. Booty says that he also has some “complete blank slates.” For the hiring of Darrell Gallagher, who heads up the newly formed Santa Monica studio, Booty gave him a “blank piece of paper,” and told him, “You go hire the team you want. You go work on the game you want. We’re going to get you a building you want, and we want to just start a...

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Concrete Genie is E3 2018’s must-play game about bullying
Jun14

Concrete Genie is E3 2018’s must-play game about bullying

In a convention about wars past, present and future, sports games and fantasy worlds set far, far away from our own, one game stood out to me with its strong grounding in reality and even stronger message of anti-bullying. It’s called Concrete Genie and while it didn’t get a trailer during Sony’s keynote, it’s something I couldn’t get enough of at the show. So how exactly did a game about a teenager with...

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Ubisoft’s AI lip-sync tech could have applications beyond gaming
Jun14

Ubisoft’s AI lip-sync tech could have applications beyond gaming

We’re sure we’re not alone when we say that when someone mentions AI in games, our minds immediately jump to NPCs and enemies; their movements, their reactions, their, well, intelligence. All of it is part of a game’s AI. But, as it turns out, AI is so much more than that in games. After a conversation with Yves Jacques, the head of Ubisoft’s La Forge technology research project, we gained a much better idea of...

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Just Cause 4 Leaked Again Ahead Of E3
Jun07

Just Cause 4 Leaked Again Ahead Of E3

Just Cause 4 has now leaked twice. An ad served through Steam (via Kotaku) shows promotional art with a call to pre-order. This is the second retailer listing hinting at the existence of the game, after Walmart spilled the beans on several games with placeholder pages for several unannounced games last month. Clicking to pre-order reportedly bounced users back to the main Steam page, and the ad has seemingly been removed. We expect to...

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Facebook takes on Twitch with launch of new FB.GG game streaming hub
Jun07

Facebook takes on Twitch with launch of new FB.GG game streaming hub

After announcing an exclusive game streaming program in January this year, Facebook has now launched its very own answer to Twitch and other popular game streaming services. The new hub is dubbed FB.GG and will act as a homepage for all the game streaming content found on the social media platform. It’ll also be home to what Facebook is calling its “gaming creators” – gamers that the social giant has paid to exclusively stream...

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