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The Pokémon Company Clarifies There Are Not 18 Gyms In Sword And Shield

In our cover story on Pokémon Sword and Shield this month, we had a sidebar talking about the differences between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. In the sidebar, it seemed implied in a quote by director Shigeru Ohmori that Pokémon Sword and Shield have 18 gyms. However, according to a representative of The Pokémon Company [...]

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A New Volcanic Region Is Coming To Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World has provided us plenty of extra content thanks to its recent (and absolutely fantastic) Iceborne expansion, but it appears things are about to heat up with a new volcanic region.  Capcom already announced a free post-release update was coming to fight the hulking ape Rajang on October 10, but more details have started to [...]

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Return Of The Obra Dinn Hits Consoles This Month

Return of the Obra Dinn released to wide praise last year, and Game Informer was among the sources that offered a high recommendation. For players who weren’t able to catch the puzzle game on PC or Mac, you can now look forward to playing the game on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch; the game is [...]

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Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds Ability To Play With Friends Online, Create With Buttons In Handheld Mode

When Super Mario Maker 2 launched this past summer, it added several welcome improvements to the creation tools and feature suite. However, one notable absence from the list of features was the ability to enjoy the online co-op and competitive multiplayer with people on your friends list. Thanks to an update that hit today, players [...]

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Blizzard Outlines Virtual Ticket Goodies, New World Of Warcraft-Themed Overwatch Skins Included

Click to watch embedded media You don’t have to attend BlizzCon to get some of the show’s exclusive items. You just need to purchase the virtual ticket for $49.99. The virtual ticket gives you two days of viewing for the All-Access Channel, as well as the Community Night contests held on Friday. You also get [...]

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The Pokémon Sword And Shield Digital Issue Is Now Live

Digital subscribers to Game Informer can now learn the behind-the-scenes story of Pokémon Sword and Shield! Following today’s cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsers, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of [...]

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Pokémon Sword And Shield Have Mechanics To Let You Use Your Favorite Pokémon Competitively

The latest entries in the Pokémon series are making several tweaks to the franchise’s long-running conventions. From introducing autosave to getting rid of the Exp. Share item in favor of an automatic solution, Sword and Shield change several things about the standard play of a Pokémon game. While Game Freak was open about a lot [...]

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Exp. Share Is Baked Into Pokémon Sword And Shield

During our trip to Game Freak for this month’s cover story, we learned a ton of tidbits about Pokémon Sword and Shield and what went into making it. One of the smaller, yet interesting pieces of info we learned involves Exp. Share, an item that splits the experience earned in battle to all Pokémon in [...]

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HMs Are Not In Pokémon Sword And Shield

Since the start of the Pokémon series, Hidden Machines (HMs) have been a staple. These special moves, which could be taught to multiple Pokémon, then used in battle and in special circumstances outside of battle, were replaced in Sun and Moon with Ride Pokémon. During our trip to Game Freak’s Tokyo headquarters for this month’s [...]

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Shawn Layden Departs Sony Interactive Entertainment

From producer of software development to president of Japan’s studio, Shawn Layden has worn many hats in his decades of working at Sony. His latest role was chairman of SIE’s worldwide studios, and that will apparently be his last at Sony, at least for the time being. Sony announced today on Twitter that Layden was [...]

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