Weekly Recap: Pokemon Go Arrives, Red Dead Redemption Now Playable on Xbox One, No Man's Sky Finished
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Weekly Recap: Pokemon Go Arrives, Red Dead Redemption Xbox One Backwards Compatible
Step away this week? Here's a recap of the week's biggest stories and some you might of missed.
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Pokemon Go Arrives
Pokemon Go, a mobile game where you catch Pokemon in the real world, arrived this week for iOS and Android devices. Check out this post for everything you need to know.
Rockstar's acclaimed 2010 open-world western Red Dead Redemption arrived this week on Xbox One through the system's backwards compatibility program. It was one of the most-requested games, alongside Skyrim and some Call of Duty games. [Full story]
No Man's Sky achieved a major development milestone this week. Hello Games completed development on the project, meaning it's now "gone gold." The game launches in August for PlayStation 4 and PC. [Full story]
The English translation of a recent Nintendo investor Q&A went up this week, and it's a fascinating read. It dives deep into the company's direction and more. Read it here.
A Rare Look
What's Bethesda's Hearthstone-like Elder Scrolls Legends all about? Glad you asked. Bethesda this week published a nice overview of what fans can expect when it launches on mobile devices and PC this year.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III's microtransactions are discounted this week. If you want to pick up some Call of Duty Points to spend in the Black Market, now is the time.
How is the Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod coming along? You can read this PC Gamer story to hear directly from the developers about how things are shaping up.
Kotaku has a cool interview up with Dark Souls III director Hidetaka Miyazaki in which he says he's sorry for the game's controversial "poise" stat and more. Read it here.
A Peek Into the Future?
A newly discovered patent from Nintendo is for a single-screen portable handset. Mhmm. Interesting. It doesn't necessarily mean the NX will use it, as many patents never amount to anything, but it's interesting to think about all the same. Get the details here at NintendoLife.
Hackers this week claimed to have cracked Denuvo, the DRM tool that many big-game games, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and Just Cause 3, use to thwart piracy. Get the full story here at MCV.
The developer behind Marvel Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has been sold to SGN. For those unaware, SGN itself is an LA-based mobile game developer run by MySpace cofounder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Get all the details here.
Head of Content
The Ubisoft Blog has a cool interview up with Aymar Azaizia, the head of content for Assassin's Creed. It's a big job, he explains, covering lots and lots of different things. Curious as to what the "head of content for Assassin's Creed" does? Read the interview.
Someone beat Fallout 4 without taking a single hit. You can get all the details about this pretty incredible story here at Kotaku.
Destiny Goes 2D
To celebrate Bungie Day this week (7/7) one talented and committed fan released a 2D version of Destiny that they'd been working on for a while. It looks quite cool. You can download it for yourself on PC right now. Get all the details here on Reddit.