Sunday, October 25, 2020

Pokemon GO’s Halloween Event Is Here

The Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 event is here and will last until November 3rd. More Ghost-type Pokemon will appear, and you’ll earn double the candy from catching and transferring Pokemon.

Gengar and Sableye are receiving Halloween costumes. You can find the former’s in raids, and the latter either in eggs or by encountering them in a wild battle. Spiritomb can be found through Normal Research, and you’ll have a chance of getting a Shiny one. Meanwhile, some Special Research tasks called “A Spooky Message Unmasked” can get you Galarian Yamask, and you can get Mega Gengar through Timed Research by collecting Gengar Mega Energy.

As for other ways to celebrate: 

  • Alolan Marowak Raid Day — On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Alolan Marowak will be appearing more often in raids.
  • Catch Mastery: Ghost Day — On Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, Ghost-type Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild and there will be event-exclusive Timed Research available to complete. 
  • GO Battle League: Halloween Cup — From Monday, October 26, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), the Halloween Cup will be live in the GO Battle League. In this format, only Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon with 1500 CP or less will be allowed to participate. You can also earn encounters with costumed Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

Nintendo Switch Fortnite Special Edition Available To Pre-Order From The Nintendo UK Store

Pre-orders have gone live on the official Nintendo UK online
store for the Fortnite-themed Nintendo Switch. It launches on October 30th and fans of the battle royale game can get their special edition console for £279.99. Chances are stock will sell out quickly given the holiday season is creeping up on us, so if you’re looking to grab one, we suggest you get your pre-order confirmed sooner rather than later. You can check out the product info from the website below to see what’s included in the bundle.

While Stocks Last! It’s time to board the Battle Bus and dive into a 100-player Battle Royale anytime, anywhere, with the Nintendo Switch Fortnite Special Edition bundle.

This console pack includes a Nintendo Switch Fortnite Special Edition console with exclusive Yellow / Blue Joy-Con Controllers and a unique Fortnite design on the Nintendo Switch dock, Fortnite game pre-installed, a Wildcat Bundle download code, and 2,000 V-Bucks (in-game currency).

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Coming To Switch In December

Every legend has a beginning. Every hero has a point of
departure. For the past 30 years, the critically acclaimed Fire Emblem series has captured the attention of players with its strategic and tactical gameplay, intriguing stories and striking characters. Now, the original 8-bit game, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, which featured the heroic exploits of Prince Marth and launched a decades-spanning franchise, will be available in the U.S. for the first time. On December 4, the 
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light game launches for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, available to purchase for a limited time. You can watch a trailer for the game here.

While North American players were first introduced to Marth as a fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series, the story of this bold and courageous prince actually begins in Japan’s first entry in the Fire Emblem franchise, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light. The game’s new release for Nintendo Switch features its first English language localization, bringing to life the tactical RPG classic for a new generation of players. This release will also include features like rewind, fast-forward and save states, which allow burgeoning tacticians to approach the challenge at their own pace.

Throughout Marth’s perilous journey, players can shape their armies to execute a range of strategies by carefully selecting from dozens of characters with unique attributes that can turn the tide of every battlefield skirmish. Will Marth be able to acquire the sacred Falchion sword on his epic expedition to restore peace to the Kingdom of Archanea? Lead a band of loyal followers on a continent-spanning quest for glory and victory, and reclaim the throne from the Shadow Dragon Medeus!

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on on December 4 at a price of $5.99 and will only be available to purchase until the end of the franchise’s 30th anniversary on March 31, 2021. For those who want to begin their adventure as soon as the game launches, pre-order is now available in Nintendo eShop.

In addition, Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition will be available through select retailers at a suggested price of $49.99. This collector’s edition of the game will include a nostalgic, stylized physical NES box and a replica NES Game Pak art piece with a protective sleeve that transports owners to the era of the original game’s release. The collector’s edition also includes a colorful, 222-page Legacy of Archanea deluxe hardbound art book and a game download code. It will be accompanied by an NES instruction manual, newly localized from the original Famicom release, along with a fold-out world map and a Mini Nintendo Power retro collectible. With this rich package packed with exclusive items, fans can finally play the original Fire Emblem game as it was always intended: with power!

Apple TV App Coming To PS4 And PS5

 The Apple TV app is coming to the PlayStation 4 and
PlayStation 5, according to a
Sony blog postThe post says: “Enjoy Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, and personalized, curated recommendations on the Apple TV app. That means users can enjoy Apple Originals like Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Ted Lasso, and The Morning Show through Apple TV+, subscribe to premium channels, and buy or rent movies and TV shows and access past purchases from Apple. The Apple TV app will also be available on PS4.”

Apple Pulls Apple TV Remote App From App Store


Apple has quietly removed the Apple TV Remote app from the App Store. The app won’t be missed as you’ve had access to an Apple TV remote in the Control Center on iPhones and iPads
since iOS 12. So the standalone app was redundant for most users. Accordingly, the support entry for the Apple TV Remote app has changed to tell people how to add remote control to Control Center.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Apple Releases iOS 14.1 And iPadOS 14.1

 Apple has released iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1. You can download them on your iPhone or iPad Settings --> General --> Software Update.

According to Apple’s release notes the update (or rather updates):

- Adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and edit in ‌Photos‌ for ‌iPhone‌ 8 and later

 - Addresses an issue where some ‌widgets‌, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen

 - Addresses an issue where dragging ‌widgets‌ on the ‌Home Screen‌ could remove apps from folders

- Fixes an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias

- Fixes an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information

- Fixes an issue on some devices where selecting zoomed display mode and an alphanumeric passcode could result in the Lock Screen emergency call button overlapping with the text input box

- Addresses an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist

- Fixes an issue that could prevent zeroes from appearing in Calculator

- Resolves an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback

- Fixes an issue that prevented setting up a family member’s Apple Watch for some users

- Resolves an issue where the Apple Watch case material was displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app

 - Addresses an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable

 - Improves compatibility with Ubiquiti wireless access points

The Haunting Of Verdansk Call of Duty Event Adds Jigsaw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre And More

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Halloween event is here and with the new update comes two iconic horror characters skins. Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface arrives as well as Jigsaw from the Saw franchise.

“As Halloween draws near, a squad of operators drops in for what seems to be a normal infiltration into Verdansk, though there’s been back-channel chatter about some unexplained and odd occurrences across the remote areas of the map," reads the latest blog post about the seasonal event. "Operators have been briefed about reports concerning a serial killer who wears his victim’s faces on his own. There’s scattered intel about strange sounds emanating from various locations within the warzone; and not least the piercing, creepy laugher of a ventriloquist doll.

“It isn’t long before hell breaks loose: One by one, the squad is brutally picked off until there is just one survivor, who after a confrontation with Verdansk’s own urban legend, vows to return under the cover of night and avenge his brothers in arms.”

Special supply boxes contain spooky new gear and ways to customize, all in the name of adding that personal touch when taking to the event's new modes. A new Zombies mode has also invaded Warzone.