Pokemon News and Events
Pokémon Home maintenance this week, Lurking Shadow for Pokémon Masters
There’s another string of events coming up hot on the heels of Pokémon Day as well as some spring cleaning in Pokémon Home.
Pokémon Home will undergo maintenance on March 6th between 01:30 and 08:00 UTC. This should fix a bug preventing people from receiving the Original Color Magearna and registering completed Pokédexes properly.
- Legendary Event Lurking Shadow starting March 6th @ 06:00 UTC
- Sync Pair Giovanni & Mewtwo are back with updated rewards
Pokémon Rumble Rush
- Ho-Oh & 151 Pals event has begun and lasts until March 25th
- Focused on an island around Ho-Oh
- Features new Pokémon as well as all Kanto Pokémon
- Battle Royale mode and Poké Glam decorations introduced
- Each stage now has 0.025 percent chance of rare Pokémon
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
What is Master Chief’s real name?
- John 117
- Jessie 7719
- Jack 525-600
- Jim 420
Indiana Jones game was first movie tie-in
Steven Spielberg’s classic 1981 adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark had the dubious honour of being the first movie with an official licensed videogame.
The tie-in was developed by Atari, and was released for the Atari 2600 in November 1982. Designer Howard Scott Warshaw joked that he got into character for the game by wearing a hat and treating himself to a real, ten-foot leather bullwhip.
The game did well, and probably raised expectations for Atari’s next official Spielberg tie-in, the eagerly anticipated E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, which was also designed by Warshaw and would release only a month later. Maybe Indy will exhume the lost ET cartridges in a future adventure?
Valve Wants More Life
Half-Life: Alyx is sort of Half-Life 3
VR exclusive Half-Life: Alyx is not just a cynical cash-in but a whole new beginning for the classic FPS series, according to Valve.
The dev team features members of the original Half-Life and Half-Life 2 development teams, as well as many new faces. Valve’s Robin Walker told Game Informer that “We absolutely see Half-Life: Alyx as our return to this world, not the end of it,”
Quiet since 2007: It has been 13 years since the last game in the series, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, was launched in 2007. Now the story continues in Half-Life: Alyx, and will hopefully continue with slightly more regular entries from here on.
Catch up on your Half-Life: All Half-Life games are free to play on Steam until Half-Life: Alyx arrives on March 23rd, making it the perfect time for new and old fans to strap into the HEV suit and stop some alien invasions.