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Weekly Recap: Pokemon Go Takes Over the World, Next Fallout 4 DLC Release Date
Here's a roundup of the week's biggest stories and some you may have missed.
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The Pokemon Go Craze Continues
You didn't expect Pokemon Go to fade away, did you? It most certainly has not. This week brought a mountain of news about the mobile game. Need to catch up? Here's some of the top stories:
Fallout 4's Vault-Tec Workshop expansion, which lets you build a vault, fill it with dwellers, and then conduct experiments on them, will launch on July 26, Bethesda said this week. It costs $5 and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. [Full story]
Trulia has put together five different interactive maps that show off where in the US you might have the best luck when searching for Pokemon. Check out this blog post to see the maps, which show off the "hotspots" across the US for Electric, Fire, Grass, Psychic, and Water Pokemon types.
Pokemon at Area 51?
What happens when you go to Area 51 in search of Pokemon? That's what the folks at FragHero did recently. Here's what they found.
Video streaming giant Twitch opened an office in Austin, Texas this week.
"Twitch's focus on Austin is based on the city's creative culture and deep pool of engineering and developer talent, including many prominent software and hardware development studios," the company said about the new office.
Microsoft may have shuttered Xbox Entertainment Studios, but the company isn't ruling out a new "mixed-media" project in the future along the lines of Quantum Break. Xbox boss Shannon Loftis told The Guardian that she would "love" to work on another project like this in the future.
Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm, and that includes the porn world. Searches for "Pokemon" on Pornhub rocketed this past week by more than 130 percent. Check out this VentureBeat story to learn more.
New DLC is out now for racing game Forza 6 in the form of the Turn 10 Select Car Pack. It adds "one of the most diverse collections of cars ever seen in Forza history." As the name suggests, all of the cars were picked by developer Turn 10 itself. Check out this Xbox Wire post to learn about all the cars and more.
What happens when you cheat at Pokemon Go by GPS-spoofing your smartphone? Polygon dug into it and found out. Get the story here.
The Xbox One S Kinect adapter, which you need if you want to use the camera on the new system, will cost $40. This is according to an Amazon product page for it.
Just after announcing the newest one, Ana, is Blizzard teasing the next Overwatch heroes? Take a look at the images in the tweet linked below and make your own call.
This being the internet, it should come as no surprise that, yes, you can pay someone to play Pokemon Go for you. What a time to be alive.
"In Space, No One Can Hear You Type..."
Sci-fi narrative exploration game Event will launch for PC and MC this summer on Steam and the Humble Store, it was announced this week. A new trailer for the indie game has already been released; you can watch it on the game's website here.
What does Square Enix have planned for San Diego Comic-Con? A lot, it turns out.
The publisher this week outlined all of its plans for the show in a blog post. There will be panels, autograph sessions, and more. Get all the info here.
Bernie Slanders and Barack Obummer
It's that time of year. November's big election is coming out, so of course there are new games coming out around it. One of them, Kongregate's Pocket Politics, parodies the whole thing, featuring characters like "Bernie Slanders" and "Barack Obummer." Here's the description:
"Enlist the help of lobbies in order to raise money for your political campaigns. However, lobbies won't be enough to get you to the top by themselves. Recruit staffers to help generate revenue and woo endorsements from top politicians for unique and powerful bonuses. Tap your way from a lowly campaign volunteer up to the highest office in the land!"
Zombie Castaways Proves Popular
Mobile game Zombie Castaways, which aims to show the "softer side of zombie life," passed 2 million downloads around the world in its first month, developer Vizor Interactive has announced. You can learn more about it at the game's Facebook page here.