Game Developers Condemn Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Today: New Pokémon Go season introduces familiar faces from Alola — Plunder sea forts in the next season of Sea of Thieves — Collect platinum points and unlock exclusive rewards in Switch Online

Game studios condemn Russian invasion

Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv, Ukraine

The game industry is reacting to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a number of studios are condemning it as well as making donations to humanitarian organizations.

Particularly Eastern European developers have made their feelings clear, many of them close to Ukraine or with workers in or from the besieged country. Larger companies have also started efforts to help staff relocate from Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine is not expected to impact already strained semiconductor supply chains, despite increasing economic sanctions and embargoes targeting Russia.

What US President plays a role in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger?

a) Dwight D. Eisenhower
b) Harry S. Truman
c) Franklin D. Roosevelt
d) Herbert Hoover

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Season of Alola now live in Pokémon Go

Pokemon GO’s Season of Alola banner

The Season of Alola is beginning in Pokémon Go, introducing new Pokémon from the Alola region first seen in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

The season will last from March 1st to June 1st, and the new Pokémon will be available in raids, wilds, evolution, eggs, and special field research.

Sandy Alola: The March Community Day will take place on March 13th, featuring Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew, while Sandslash and Alolan Sandslash are getting exclusive attacks.

Tournament: It's time for a Go Battle League Interlude Season as Season 10 wraps up, and there will be “weekly league rotation” until June 1st, while some cups from earlier competitions will make a comeback.

Sea of Thieves preview for Season 6

Sea of Thieves Season 6 preview banner

Rare has released a Season 6 preview trailer for Sea of Thieves which introduces new mini-raids called Sea Forts.

There will be six of these Sea Forts to tackle at launch, and defeating them will unlock their treasuries. The Sea Forts are designed to be a more “personal experience” for smaller crews.

Repeatable: Season 6 also features replayable voyages for Pirate Legends spanning haunted islands, deep-sea ship graveyards, and all-new treasure maps.

Roadmap ahoy: Expect “new ways to play” and progress in Season 7, 8, and 9 along with expanded role-playing and quests types, plu

Sid Meier, positive gems and Female Hero bundles

Sid Meier, positive gems and VR bundles

Humble will not give an inch on the discount front and now offers a Sid Meier’s Ultimate Collection pay-what-you-want bundle that includes 21 items, with most of the Civilization series and even Sid Meier’s Pirates!

If that's a bit too strategic for you, the Overwhelmingly Positive Gems bundle features 7 items including some hidden gems, while the Female Hero Sale offers up to 90% off on some brilliant Action Adventure classics.

What US President plays a role in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger?

Billy the Kid in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger's first level.

ANSWER: Dwight D. Eisenhower!

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is surprisingly similar to Bastion, except it's a Wild West first-person shooter. Its mix of arcade shooting and tall-tale storytelling relishes in absurdity and is not shy about exploiting frontier mythology by throwing every outlaw from Billy the Kid to John Wesley Hardin into the mix.

One of the kids listening to Silas Greaves' increasingly madcap bounty hunting stories is called Dwight, and at the very end of the game, you discover that this dime novel enthusiast is none other than Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States. How's that for a tall tale?

Super Louis 64 is back with another Ring Fit modification, and this time he's only gone and defeated Elden Ring's Bloodhound Knight Darriwil boss, on the first try… How are you holding up?

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!