Pokemon Go: Zapdos Returning For One Day This Weekend

Pokemon Go players will soon have another chance to capture Zapdos. As a reward for meeting the Global Challenges goal during Pokemon Go Fest last weekend, the Legendary bird will return to the game this Saturday, July 21, but it won’t be available for long.

For a three-hour window of time, players will be able to encounter Zapdos again as a Raid Battle at Gyms. As with other Raid Bosses, you will first need to team up with other players in-person to battle the Legendary Pokemon; if you manage to defeat it, you’ll then earn an opportunity to capture it.

As an Electric- and Flying-type, Zapdos is vulnerable to Rock-type Pokemon such as Golem and Tyranitar. Each Zapdos that is captured during the special event this weekend will know the Thunder Shock attack. Players will also be able to receive up to five free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms. These passes are required to participate in Raid Battles.

Zapdos will be available at different times depending upon which part of the world you live in. You can find the hours the Legendary Pokemon will appear in each region below. Niantic teases that players may also have a chance of encountering a rare Shiny Zapdos during the event hours.

North America, South America, and Greenland

  • 11 AM – 2 PM PT
  • 2 PM – 5 PM ET

Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India

  • 10 AM – 1 PM BST

Asia-Pacific

  • 12 PM – 3 PM JST

The final stop of the Pokemon Go Summer Tour is the Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan, which takes place from August 29 to September 2. Even if you can’t attend the event in person, players around the world will be able to participate in Global Challenges and help unlock in-game bonuses and rewards.

Players also have the next Pokemon Go Community Day to look forward to. Unlike previous events, August’s Community Day will take place on two days, August 11 and 12, and it’ll feature the popular Pokemon Eevee. Beyond that, Niantic has dropped the first hints that Gen 4 Pokemon may soon be on their way to Pokemon Go.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-go-zapdos-returning-for-one-day-this-weeke/1100-6460541/

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Comic-Con 2018: Doctor Who Season 11 — Everything We Know So Far

Doctor Who is a sci-fi show that debuted in the 1960s, was cancelled in 1989, and was then came back in 2005. It follows an alien lifeform known only as the Doctor who uses a device called the TARDIS to travel through space and time. The Doctor generally has a companion or two and has the ability to regenerate after he or she dies, which conveniently gives the show the ability to recast the role over and over again. The show’s reboot has been very popular and will now enter its eleventh season with a brand-new Doctor and companion.

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has arrived, so let’s review what we know about the upcoming season, and take a look at what we’re hoping to see during SDCC. [SDCC update: We’ve now gotten a new trailer (above), as well as a look at the new Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver, which is pictured below.]

What It’s About

BBC is being incredibly tight-lipped about the plot details of the eleventh season of Doctor Who, which is to be expected, but one big, amazing detail is that the newest Doctor will be a woman for the first time in the entire 54-year run of the show. Jodie Whittaker was cast as the thirteenth doctor last year.

The other detail we do know is that it has been reported that the Doctor will encounter civil rights activist Rosa Parks in an episode.

Who’s Who

Crew

  • Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) is the showrunner following Steven Moffat’s departure; he had been the showrunner since 2007.
  • Matt Strevens is executive producing the show.

Cast

  • Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) plays the Doctor.
  • Tosin Cole (Burning Sands) plays Ryan, who is presumably a new companion of the Doctor’s.
  • Mandip Gill (Hollyoaks) plays Yasmin, who is likely also a companion.
  • Bradley Walsh (The Chase) plays Graham, another potential new companion.

What’s Been Released So Far

So far, a teaser trailer has come out in conjunction with the World Cup which introduced the world to Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. The teaser gives away nothing about the plot, but instead shows normal people, and some future cast members, reacting to hints that the new Doctor has arrived, followed by debuting the Doctor herself.

What We Want At Comic-Con

BBC America will have a Doctor Who presentation coming to Hall H on Thursday which will feature Chris Chibnall, Matt Strevens, Jodie Whittaker, and her two co-stars, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

Hopefully we will get a full-length trailer and some more details about what this season will entail. There is both a new Doctor and new showrunner this season, so we want to know what changes are in store and what Chibnall’s vision is for the future of the show, which will premiere this fall.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/comic-con-2018-doctor-who-season-11-everything-we-/1100-6460514/

Overwatch Has A Free Weekend Coming Up On PC, Letting You Try The New Hamster Hero

You might have heard this one before, but guess what: Overwatch is getting another free play weekend for anyone who hasn’t purchased the game on PC. Between July 26-30, anyone with a Blizzard account will be able to download and play Overwatch on PC for free. PS4 and Xbox One owners are left out this time, but judging by the company’s history, you’ll probably get another free trial before too long.

The free version will come with 18 maps and all 28 heroes, including the newcomer Wrecking Ball. Modes like Quick Play, Custom Games, and Arcade will be available. As you participate in matches, you can level up and unlock loot boxes that contain things like new costumes, voice lines, sprays, and emotes for the heroes. If you buy Overwatch after playing the trial, your progress will carry through to the full game, provided you use the same Blizzard account.

The free play weekend kicks off July 26 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 19:00 BT. For the start times in the rest of the world, you can consult the map below.

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To get the game once the trial begins, you’ll need to download Blizzard’s Battle.net desktop app and log into (or create) your Blizzard account. Then just click the Overwatch icon on the left side of the app, select your region, and click install. After that, you’re good to go until the trial ends on July 30.

Wrecking Ball, Overwatch’s newest hero, is set to debut in the game on July 24. Piloted by a hamster, Wrecking Ball is a giant, well-armed mech that can roll quickly around the battlefield. Anyone who owns Overwatch on the PC can try out the character on the Public Test Realm now. Blizzard is also planning to tweak several other Overwatch heroes in the near future.

If you have further questions about Overwatch’s free play weekend on PC, you can consult the FAQ on Blizzard’s website.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/overwatch-has-a-free-weekend-coming-up-on-pc-letti/1100-6460546/

Comic-Con 2018 Reveals Creepy Exclusive Poster For The Predator Movie

An exclusive poster for The Predator was just released at the Predator presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. The poster depicts the face of a Predator composed mostly of human skulls. It’s pretty creepy.

As always, Hall H contains Comic-Con’s largest stage. It’s where the biggest announcements happen, and with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe deciding to take the year off it’s provided a platform for smaller franchises, like Predator, to shine. The Predator director Shane Black and cast members Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Jake Busey, Thomas Jane, and Augusto Aguiliera hosted a Thursday morning panel in Hall H to present the new poster and talk about the film.

According to Comic Book Resource, Black used the panel to reveal that The Predator is a blend of the craze around both the original Alien and Rambo during the 1980s. The Predator is not a reboot, and will build on the lore already established in the Predator franchise. Of course, this means The Predator takes place in the same universe as the Alien movies, but Black said that there won’t be any specific callouts or references to the characters and plot lines from the Alien franchise.

The Predator will once again pit members of the human race against the group of alien invaders that live for the hunt. Not all of the Predators are on the same side this time around though. Black says that this time, the Predators are at odds with one another, as some of them believe it’s time they take a more aggressive approach to hunting humans and begin “roiding” up with gene splicing to kill more efficiently.

The Predator takes place after every Predator and Alien film as the most recent story in the franchise, and Black maintains that a future Alien vs. Predator movie isn’t out of the question.

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Coverage

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/comic-con-2018-reveals-creepy-exclusive-poster-for/1100-6460544/

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Schell Games, Telltale, and more are hiring now!

Whether you’re just starting out, looking for something new, or just seeing what’s out there, the Gamasutra Job Board is the place where game developers move ahead in their careers. …

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Amazon Prime Video Is Adding Lots Of Movies In August 2018

If you feel like you’ve already watched everything you want to watch on Amazon Prime, despair no more; Amazon is coming out with a whole host of new titles in August.

Several original series are debuting, including All or Nothing: Manchester City which follows the legendary coach of the titular soccer team. A limited series called Agatha Christie will be released, as well as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan with John Krasinski.

Amazon Prime will also be adding some oldies to the streaming service, including dramas like The Blair Witch Project and Watchmen, and some kids movies like A Cinderella Story and Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams.

If this list isn’t enough, there were a lot of titles added to Amazon Prime in July as well, including the likes of American Psycho, Mulholland Drive, The Twilight Saga. If you’d like to see everything that’s coming to Amazon Prime in August, check out the complete list below.

Everything Coming To Amazon Prime In August 2018

August TBD

  • All or Nothing: Manchester City, Season 1 –Prime Original series

August 1

  • #MeToo: Now What?, season 1
  • A Cinderella Story (2004)
  • American Gigolo (1980)
  • American Ninja (1985)
  • American Ninja III: Blood Hunt (1989)
  • Be Cool (2005)
  • Black Mask (1996)
  • Black Rain (1989)
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
  • Boomerang (1992)
  • Cold War (2012)
  • CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008)
  • Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
  • Double Whammy (2002)
  • Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Fled (1996)
  • Flight of the Intruder (1991)
  • Freedom Writers (2007)
  • Frequency (2000)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
  • Get Shorty (1995)
  • Heartbreakers (2001)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Hoosiers (1986)
  • Hurt Locker (2008)
  • I Went Down (1997)
  • In & Out (1997)
  • Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)
  • Joe (2014)
  • John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (1997)
  • King Corn (2016)
  • Kingpin (1996)
  • Nick of Time (1995)
  • No Way Out (1987)
  • Original Sin (2001)
  • Out of Time (2003)
  • Private Parts (1997)
  • Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)
  • Species (1995)
  • Species II (1998)
  • Species III (2004)
  • Stir of Echoes (1999)
  • Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming (2007)
  • Teen Wolf (1985)
  • Teen Wolf Too (1987)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • The Ninth Gate (2000)
  • The Prince and Me (2004)
  • The Soloist (2009)
  • The Time Machine (2002)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • True Colors (1991)
  • Tunnel Rats (1968)
  • Vegas Vacation (1997)
  • Watchmen (2009)

August 2

  • America Divided: 201 (2018)

August 6

  • Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

August 7

  • Having Our Baby (2017)
  • It Takes Guts (2016)

August 8

  • All I See Is You (2016)
  • Blood Ties (2014)

August 9

  • America Divided: 202 (2018)

August 10

  • Agatha Christie, Season 1 — Prime Original series
  • Bleed for This (2016)

August 14

  • Avoiding Apocalypse, Season 1
  • The Stinky & Dirty Show, Season 2B — Prime Original series
  • I Am Not Lorena (2014)

August 16

  • America Divided: 203 (2018)

August 17

  • Gringo (2018) — Prime Original movie

August 21

  • Ambassadors of the Sky (2016)
  • Two of a Kind (2014)

August 23

  • America Divided: 204 (2018)

August 25

  • Disobedience (2017)
  • The Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018)
  • Woman Walk Ahead (2017)

August 26

  • Mother! (2017)

August 31

  • Billy the Exterminator, Season 1
  • Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Season 1
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Season 1 (Prime Original series)
  • True Tori, Seasons 1-2

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/amazon-prime-video-is-adding-lots-of-movies-in-aug/1100-6460469/

Niantic introduces three-strike policy for cheaters in Pokémon Go

Niantic has clarified its disciplinary policy for cheating in Pokémon Go with the introduction of a new three-strike policy which focuses on giving cheaters a chance to reform their ways. …

from Gamasutra News http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/322517/Niantic_introduces_threestrike_policy_for_cheaters_in_Pok233mon_Go.php