Nintendo is struggling to scrub gameplay and story spoilers for Pokémon Legends: Arceus from social media, with major story elements now out in the wild. (Eurogamer has chosen not to include any spoilers in this article.) Today, some images appear to have been removed due to copyright claims - but many more are still visible. Fans hoping to go into Pokémon Legends: Arceus unspoiled should now be extremely careful where they click - particularly on places such as Twitter and reddit. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is not due for release on Nintendo Switch until next Friday, 28th January, though photographs of several people holding boxed copies of the game have been posted online over the last 24 hours. At least some of these copies are being played, too - resulting in screenshots and gameplay footage spilling out. Details Eurogamer has seen include story elements concerning the game's setting, mission structure and Pokédex. Separately, a cache of apparent boxed copies has sold on … [Read more...] about Nintendo battling Pokémon Legends: Arceus leaks
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While Diablo II: Resurrected's upcoming patch 2.4 isn't live on the game's public test servers just yet, a number of the new Runewords that will be coming with the patch have been revealed by different Diablo-focused content creators. As reported by Wowhead , three new Runewords have been detailed so far. Streamer Dbrunski125 recently detailed the Unbending Will Runeword, content creator Rhykker unveiled the Mist Runeword, and Korean streamer Shery revealed the Wisdom Runeword. Unbending Will looks to be tailored towards sword-wielding Barbarian players (and mercenaries), granting attacks a chance to cast taunt, +3 to combat skills, increased attack speed, enhanced damage, extra attack rating, lifesteal, and much more. Mist is a five socket Runeword for bows or crossbows and looks like it will be a great fit for both the Amazon class and the game's Act I mercenary. The Runeword grants a level 9 concentration aura, +3 to all skills, piercing attacks, increased attack … [Read more...] about New Diablo 2: Resurrected Runewords For Patch 2.4 Revealed
Microsoft announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard today , making it the company's largest acquisition ever--not just in gaming, but across all industries . The proposed $70 billion deal will mean Microsoft owns the rights to some of the biggest franchises in gaming, including Call of Duty and World of Warcraft . But following Activision's stewardship of annualization and tumult over harassment, what kind of studio culture is Microsoft buying? When Microsoft bought studios like Obsidian or Double Fine, it was easy to understand the types of expertise and culture the company was buying. As an elevator pitch, you could say that Obsidian is known for mechanically complex RPGs, and Double Fine is known for its quirky humor. You can understand right away how these fold into the Microsoft umbrella to complement and round out their existing corporate and creative structures. Microsoft's previously largest gaming acquisition, Bethesda, was similarly clear across its slate of … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Culture Is Microsoft Buying In Activision Blizzard Acquisition Deal?
The news that Microsoft is acquiring Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard brings with it a lot of baggage. In addition to a number of studios, Activision owns the intellectual property rights to a huge number of games and series. So when the news of the Microsoft acquisition broke, many players immediately wondered if that meant the Xbox maker would now own From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice . Publishers often acquire the IP rights to games as part of their publishing deals--but that's not always the case. When it comes to Sekiro, the copyright for the game remains with From Software , not with Activision. Thus, while Microsoft is getting a whole lot of brands in the deal, from Call of Duty to StarCraft to Crash Bandicoot, it's not acquiring Sekiro. With Sekiro remaining independent, it means that Microsoft can't immediately add the game to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service, as it has done with Bethesda games after its other big recent acquisition. That … [Read more...] about Will Microsoft Now Own Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?