The Game Awards 2020, Kirby Fighters 2 Spotted

Today: Hello Games is not nearly done expanding No Man’s Sky yet
— Metal Gear Solid getting re-released for PC judging by Taiwanese ratings board
— Microsoft promises more consoles for sale at launch

Game Awards 2020 will be a digital event

The sixth annual Game Awards event airs on December 10th and will not host a live audience this year but be broadcast from studios in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo.

The Game Awards debuted December 5, 2014 hosted by Geoff Keighley

Almost 50 million watched the show online and Geoff Keighley will return to host this year’s digital event, which will be streamed in 4k. The show will feature premieres, announcements, musical performances and – of course – awards.

Live magic: “Tokyo is a huge area for game development, Europe’s really important, and we’ve never been able to do that just because of logistics,” said Keighley. “It was really important to me that we did a live show, and not something that was pre-recorded,” he continued, saying nothing matches the “magic of winning these awards live”.

Our event: “What I’ve found is that the community really cares about this show and how it represents the industry, and there are lots of award shows out there for lots of mediums, but The Game Awards is so unique,” said Keighley. The Game Awards 2020 will be broadcast on all the major streaming platforms.

What is Meryl’s codec frequency in the original Metal Gear Solid?

a) 140.15
b) 140.96
c) 141.80
d) 141.52

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.

Black Flag eschewed signature opening

Ubisoft’s 2013 pirate adventure was going to open with Edward Kenway as a young child, before he ended up in league with infamous pirates. However, they decided that angle was already played out since both Assassin’s Creed II and III opened this way.

No awkward teen years, just bloody swashbuckling maturity

Early player feedback was mixed, so the developers decided to go with Edward as a young man rather than a twelve-year-old scallywag. If you enjoyed your time in Nassau, you’ll be sad to hear that there was supposed to be an extra mission set during Mary Read and Anne Bonny’s last battle, but it got cut for pacing reasons.

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13 Sentinels PlayStation 4 Codes and Artbook

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13 Sentinels is available now on PlayStation 4 for $59.99 or £49.99, and we’ve got codes to hand out this week, with the giveaway ending this Friday. One lucky winner will also get the Artbook!

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim comes with an art book for one of our lucky subscribers

Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories. Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity!

Dynamax Crystals and Team Events

New events abound this week, with a new Dynamax Crystal code for Pokémon Sword & Shield, the first Team Event for Pokémon Café Mix and a Pokémon GO Mega Buddy Challenge.

Fresh orders, retailer codes, and double trouble with Jessie and James

Pokémon Café Mix

  • 50 new Regular Order stages and 25 new Master Order stages
  • New Pokémon and Gimmicks
  • New Team feature live with imminent debut event
    • Team Event featuring Snorlax from September 24th until October 8th

Pokémon GO

  • Mega Buddy Challenge until September 28th
    • Shiny Doduo & Dodrio introduced, alongside various spawns
    • Timed Research to unlock Mega Gengar during Halloween
  • More frequent Meowth balloon with Jessie & James until September 30th

Pokémon Masters EX

  • Special Rally event until September 30th
    • 100 Gems from daily login bonus
    • Stamina Missions reward Gems and Move Candy Coins

Pokémon Sword & Shield

  • Dynamax Crystal event from September 25th until October 25th
    • Get codes from participating retailers in your region
    • Special Dynamax Crystal creates Gigantamax Centiskorch Max Raid Battle

More of everything in No Man’s Sky

Space is pretty big, and No Man’s Sky is making it even bigger.

Hello Games have more frontiers to explore with No Man's Sky

“Explore a stranger, richer and more varied universe, with deeper planetary diversity, dramatic new terrain, a host of new creatures, new weather conditions, colossal buildings, and much more,” according to the official site. There’s also a launch trailer that gives a quick overview of all the new additions.

Redemption: No Man’s Sky launched in the summer of 2016, and was both very successful and the subject of considerable backlash since a lot of the features the developers had talked about during development were missing. Since then, Hello Games have been tirelessly working to expand the game to match their original ambitions.

More to come: Earlier updates had names like Foundation, Beyond, Synthesis, Bytebeat, Living Ship, Exo Mech, Crossplay and Desolation. Hello Games hints that Update 3.0 Origins won’t be the end of the game’s journey, but rather “the beginning of something new, as No Man’s Sky continues to grow and evolve.”

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What is Meryl’s codec frequency in the original Metal Gear Solid?

ANSWER: 140.15!

Crap, where did I put the CD case?

Metal Gear Solid is over 20 years old, but it’s still an unusual and surprising game.

For example, at one point you need to figure out Meryl’s CODEC frequency to call her. The game doesn’t tell you outright, but gives you a clue: Check the back of the case. And there, on the back of the game’s jewel case, is a screenshot with her frequency!

Of course, if you don’t have the case at hand, you can just call Campbell four times and he’ll eventually give it to you. That’s not the only time the game breaks the fourth wall – there’s even a whole boss fight build around it.

Today’s issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.

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