SEC filing hint of new Grand Theft Auto
According to a SEC filing by Take-Two, Rockstar Games is planning to launch the next Grand Theft Auto sometime in 2023.
The publisher expects to spend around $89 million on marketing in the year leading up to March 31st 2024, more than double that of any other period, leading to speculation that this is going to be the big push for Grand Theft Auto VI.
Delayed impact: Take-Two had previously scheduled this marketing outlay for 2023, but they are shifted to 2024 in their latest 10-K filings with the SEC. Analysts believe Rockstar’s development schedule has changed – perhaps due to COVID-19-related delays – and that this is the reason for the recent filing.
Follow the money: “We are not sure how much we should be reading into this shift, but we would note that this disclosure accurately predicted the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 prior to that game’s announcement,” said analyst Jeff Cohen. If this is the case, expect Grand Theft Auto VI between April 2023 and March 2024.
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Almost a Konami code in Kid Dracula
Kid Dracula was Konami’s tongue-in-cheek Castlevania spin-off. It was originally named Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun in Japan, and even supports the Konami code – sort of.
If you enter the classic string of keystrokes, the game would play a tone to indicate that the cheat code was recognized, but all you’d get was a message saying “Too bad. There’s nothing here!”
If you procured your copy of Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun in less than wholesome fashion, an anti-piracy measure would trigger, which would remove all enemies in the game beyond the first level. The game finally appeared on Western shores in 2019, as part of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Pokemon News and Events
Gigantamax Meowth is on the prowl in new Pokémon Sword & Shield event
The Pokémon Sword & Shield Wild Area Event has changed again. Gigantamax Eevee leaves boosted raids, and Gigantamax Meowth takes the spotlight. Reality Blending has been added to Pokémon Go, allowing some objects to block others in AR mode.
Pokémon Sword & Shield
- Changed Wild Area Event
- Gigantamax Eevee leaves boosted raids
- Replaced by Gigantamax Meowth with Shiny variant and Hidden Ability
- Meowth’s Gigantamax form can only be collected through this event, which ends midnight on June 2nd
- New features announced
- Reality Blending: Changes to some objects in augmented reality mode on certain phones
- PokéStop Scan: Level 40 players can record PokéStop and Gym locations to build 3D map
- Changed Raid Bosses
- Reshiram Level 5 Raid Boss until June 16th
- Star of the Contest story event coming soon
- Spotlight Scout for Dawn has been announced
- Dawn & Turtwig/Grotle/Torterra Sync Pair revealed