Holloween themed event Pokemon

Shiny Gengar

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For a short time, players of Pokemon X and Y can grab a rare Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone. It will be held in a Dusk Ball, have a classic ribbon, and have OCT2014 as the original trainer. Head over to participating Gamestops between the event dates to get a special code card that allows you to download the Pokemon in-game.

Gengar ♂ or ♀
Level 25
Type Ghost/Poison
Moves
Shadow Ball
Sludge Wave
Confuse Ray
Astonish
Ability Levitate
Held Item Gengarite

Location Event Date
North America
UK NA: 2014 October 13 – 2014 October 26
UK: 2014 October 15 – 2014 November 5

Pumpkaboo

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This special event Pumpkaboo is available over the internet just in time for Halloween! It will come in a Cherish Ball, have an Event Ribbon, and have the Original Trainer Spooky2014. This Pumpkaboo will always be the Super Size, which means it has higher HP and lower Speed.

Pumpkaboo ♂ or ♀
Level 50
Type Ghost/Grass
Moves
Trick-or-Treat
Astonish
Scary Face
Shadow Sneak
Ability Frisk or Insomnia
Held Item Rocky Helmet

Location Event Date
Worldwide 2014 October 1 – 2014 October 31

Diancie

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Players of Pokemon X and Y can finally get their hands on the incredibly rare Pokemon Diancie between October 27 and November 16. To obtain Diancie, head over to participating Gamestops between the event dates to get a special code card that allows you to download the Pokemon in-game.

After you have the code from Gamestop, start up Pokemon X or Y, select Mystery Gift, then select Get With Code.

Once Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire releases, transfer Diancie from X and Y to obtain Diancie’s Mega Stone that allows it to Mega Evolve into Mega Diancie!

Location Event Date
North America
UK NA: 2014 October 27 – 2014 November 16
UK: 2014 November 6 – 2014 November 28

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System update for PS4 on the way!

According to the playstation blog PS4’s upcoming system software 2.00, codenamed Masamune, adds some big features including Share Play, YouTube support, and Themes – but the updates don’t end there. PlayStation has heard gamers when they say they want more ways to find friends to play with, and more ways to personalize their PS4. With this update, we’ve added a Players You May Know tile, the ability to listen to your music while gaming, the option to change the look of your PS4 experience, and easier ways to sort and filter your library of content on PS4.

USB Music Player: PS4 owners can play their own music in the background while playing a game using USB Music Player*. After inserting a USB stick loaded with music into the PS4, a new option for USB Music Player will appear. Supported filename extensions include MP3, MP4, M4A, and 3GP.

Change colors: In addition to the ability to add a theme, PS4 owners can also change the background of the home screen from light blue to one of seven new colors: gold, blue, red, green, purple, pink, and gray.

Players You May Know: PS4 will now suggest players you may know in the ‘What’s New’ section, recommending gamers your friends frequently play with.

Enhancements to Live Broadcasting: Masamune brings a variety of improvements to live broadcasting on PS4. In the Live From PlayStation app, PS4 owners can now select a Featured channel, which includes official broadcasts from PlayStation, broadcasts from people on a players friend list, and any game channel that the player has followed. Additionally, Live From PlayStation now has filters for searching broadcasts on a specific game, as well as support for archived broadcasts.

Content Area and Library: PS4’s Content Area, which shows the latest games and apps a PS4 owner has used, has been redesigned to help make it easier to quickly find and access content. It now shows 15 of a player’s most used apps or games, and additional items will be added to a player’s Library. The Library on PS4 has improved filter and sort functions to help organize contented by type (game / app / TV & video), name (a – z or z – a), recently used, or install date.

Enhanced Voice Commands: The ability to control PS4 using voice has been improved. Players can now say ‘PlayStation’ to begin commands, and ‘All Commands,’ to see a list of all voice command options available. New voice commands were added for live broadcasting, including “Start broadcast,” “End broadcast,” and “Find face.”

Add To Library: The monthly free PlayStation Plus games will have an ‘Add to Library’ button in the PlayStation Store. This button will add a game to a PS4 owner’s library without downloading it – saving space on their hard drive.

Back Up Data: Data on PS4 can be backed up and resorted using USB storage. This will back up all data for the console, including settings, save data, screenshots, video clips, download data, and more.

Amazing Spider-Man relaunch

This is Cindy Moon and in a recent re-launch of the Amazing Spider-Manseries, she was introduced as a classmate of Peter Parker’s. Much Like Parker, her life is transformed when a radioactive spider bites her and grants her superpowers. Unlike her famous counterpart, she’s an Asian-American woman, making her one of the few heroes of color let alone female heroes of color in the entire Marvel universe. Moon, also know as Silk, will be given her own comic series starting in 2015.

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Angry Asian Man repots that Marvel announced the series at a New York Comic Con panel this weekend, and writer Robbie Thompson and artist Stacey Lee will pen the first issue.

The series will start following a decade of self-imposed exile for the character. Thompson says the dynamic will be “kind of like being from a small town, leaving when you’re 18 years old, and then coming back for your 10-year high school reunion. There’s that culture clash of the town and your friends have moved on without you and you had this 10-year journey that’s obviously, for her, been very insular.” Her appearance is already part of a self-described new era for Marvel, with their recent forays into diversified representation whether it’s Kamala Khan, their first Muslim female superhero, or the reintroduction of Captain America as a black man are part of an ongoing attempt to reflect the growing diversity of their readers.

Mario Kart 8 DLC news Incoming.

When Link arrives in Mario Kart 8 next month, Nintendo said he’ll be bringing a new kart-friendly version of his trusty steed with him. Nintendo kinda revealed the Zelda-themed ride today in a message from the Nintendo of America Twitter account. It’s called the “Master Cycle,” and while NOA only provided fans with a sketch, they promised it’ll have “plenty of horse power.” It’s worth noting that while Link’s new bike is only the second Zelda-related thing that Nintendo’s confirmed for Mario Kart 8, they’ve also left players with some big hints about themed racetracks. Here’s the relevant section from Nintendo’s original announcement. Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014
Pack 1 includes:
3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

Players who pre-ordered the new DLC, meanwhile, see a Triforce icon every time they hop over to Mario Kart 8’s Grand Prix menu. I’m guessing some people will take that as a sign that there’s a Hyrulian cup coming in the near future. The only way to be sure is to wait for another announcement from Nintendo OR you know just wait for the DLC pack to come out.

Valve Free Game Weekend

Valve is running its largest “Free Weekend” on Steam, with 10 games available to play for free beginning today. The Free Weekend officially starts October 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT (October 17 at 4:00 a.m. AEST). To participate, players only need to have a Steam account. If your interested any of the games included in the Free Weekend can be purchased at discount during the promotion.

The list of free games:
Awesomenauts
Blade Symphony
Company of Heroes 2
Don’t Starve
Grid 2
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Killing Floor
Payday 2
Trine 2
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

DC reveals the game plan for their movies

At a Warner Bros. investor event executives revealed the timing for a slew of DC Comics-based films. The next production after 2015’s Batman v Superman will be Suicide Squad, which if you didn’t know centers on villains forced to take on high-risk black ops missions for the government. The Justice League and Wonder Woman movies are scheduled for 2017, with films based on The Flash and Aquaman in 2018 and Shazam and a Justice League sequel in 2019. A Mention was also made of a Cyborg movie, a reboot for Green Lantern and surprise surprise standalone films for Batman and Superman. It’s great they have a plan but Hollywood film production schedules change all the time. It shouldn’t shock you that much is riding on the success of these movies, as Warner Bros. is looking to imitate the success that Marvel has had with its comic-book film franchises.