Stray highlights Annapurna Interactive Showcase

Today: Players Cup IV is over, but there are more Pokémon tournaments coming up — Microsoft is pulling Forza Motorsport 7 from sale — Half-Life 2 fan remaster receives official blessing

The first Annapurna Interactive Showcase

Annapurna Interactive’s first ever showcase

Annapurna has just broadcast its first Interactive Showcase, featuring updates and announcements from its partners and even a friendly “content inappropriate for children” warning. The publisher has something new coming out for almost every platform.

Showcase round-up

Which Beach Boys song was covered in Bioshock Infinite?

a) Wouldn’t It Be Nice
b) Good Vibrations
c) God Only Knows
d) Kokomo

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.

Sign-ups open for Pokémon Sword & Shield Double Battles tournament

Double the trouble for Sword & Shield

Put your Double Battle skills to the test in the Pokémon Sword & Shield Same Double Beat tournament, which you can sign up for until August 12th. The Players Cup IV is finally over, after the grand finals in all the categories took place this weekend.

Pokémon Sword & Shield

  • Same Double Beat event from August 12th until 15th
    • Comprised of Double Battles only
    • Registration open from July 28th until August 12th
    • Tournament running August 12th until 15th
    • Eligible Pokémon:
      • Galar Pokédex No. 001-380 and 383-397
      • Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001-099 and 102-210
      • Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001-196
      • Each must have Galar or battle-ready symbol

Pokémon Masters EX

  • Next Egg event scheduled for August 3rd
    • Flying or Psychic-type for Sync Pairs
    • MC Sync Pairs: Exeggcute, Spearow, Farfetch'd and Abra
    • Shiny variants of Exeggcute, Spearow and Farfetch'd

How about a holiday in Ethiopia with Age of Empires 3?

Age of Empires III: DE is adding the Ethiopians and Hausa

Time to get strategic with the African Royals expansion for Age of Empires III: The Definitive Edition, and if you're up for a weird, otherworldly Metroidvania adventure then Grime might be worth checking out.

Monday – August 2nd

  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition – The African Royals for PC
  • GRIME for PC, Stadia

Tuesday – August 3rd

  • In Sound Mind for PC, NS, PS5, XSX

Thursday – August 5th

  • The Falconeer: Warrior Edition for NS, PS4, PS5

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Which Beach Boys song was covered in Bioshock Infinite?

I may not always love you...

ANSWER: God Only Knows!

One of the first things you come across in Bioshock Infinite is a barbershop quartet singing a fun ditty on a passing airship. Unless you’re particularly literate in 60s rock, you might not have realized that they were singing the Beach Boys classic God Only Knows. Why is it a hit in Columbia, though?

According to the story, composer Albert Fink heard songs through space-time tears, and brought modern pop music like Fortunate Son, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, and Shiny Happy People to Columbia. The arrangements were made by Scott Bradlee, most famous for Postmodern Jukebox. A great example of what you can do with time traveling in a story.

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!