Nintendo reconfirms Smash Bros. Ultimate's Version 7.0 update as arriving within a week

Update incoming!

Nintendo has confirmed that the Version 7.0 update for Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to launch within a week. This update is going to include fighter adjustments, meaning replay data from previous versions will be incompatible. This update is also in preparation of Byleth's addition to the roster. We'll bring you the full patch notes when they're available.

Pokemon GO Community Note: Attack updates and more

Some new notes to check out

In this community note, we’d like to share some info about general Trainer Battle bug fixes and updates to attacks.

Updates to the combat system

We have one last batch of changes to Trainer Battles to set the stage for an exciting upcoming feature.

Charged Attacks and switching will now be queued and activated at the end of the current Fast Attack and won’t be overridden by any following Fast Attacks.
Certain visual bugs in battles have been fixed.

Updates to existing attacks in Pokémon GO

There have been updates to the following existing attacks in Pokémon GO.

Megahorn - This Bug-type Charged Attack now deals more damage.
Volt Switch - This Electric-type Fast Attack now activates and generates energy more quickly.

Attacks new to Pokémon GO

Certain Pokémon will soon be able to learn attacks that hadn’t yet been seen in Pokémon GO!

Flying Press - We hear this Fighting-type Charged Attack has cropped up in the world of Pokémon GO! However, we haven’t figured out which Pokémon is able to learn it yet. Stay tuned as we investigate!

Pokémon that can learn more attacks

The following Pokémon will be able to learn attacks they couldn’t before.

Plusle and Minun: Grass Knot - This Grass-type Charged Attack will help the Cheering Pokémon deal with Ground-type Pokémon that could give them trouble in the Great League.

Lanturn: Spark - Lanturn didn’t previously have an Electric-type attack that was comparable to its Water-type attacks in power. Spark will help make Lanturn a strong lead and help it counter Azumarill with supereffective damage and hit Altaria with neutral damage.

Ampharos: Thunder Punch - This Charged Attack will make Ampharos a powerful Electric-type attacker in the Great and Ultra Leagues.

Masquerain: Bubble Beam - This Water-type Charged Attack will give Masquerain a good coverage attack to counter Fire- and Rock-type Pokémon that could otherwise give this Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon trouble.

Vespiquen: Fury Cutter and Air Slash - The addition of these Bug- and Flying-type attacks gives Vespiquen a boost in power since these attacks match Vespiquen’s types, making Vespiquen more viable in battle.

Pokémon that can learn old attacks once again

As part of the group of Pokémon to debut with Pokémon GO, some Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto have had their attacks change a lot over time! We’re adding back some of the stronger attacks a few of these Pokémon used to learn back in 2016 to make sure these attacks are accessible to players who have joined since then. We’ll look at bringing back more of these attacks over time.

Raichu: Thunder Shock
Magneton: Thunder Shock, Discharge
Venomoth: Poison Fang
Haunter: Shadow Ball
Hypno: Shadow Ball

IGN Video - Joker Story Ending and All Gear, Intros, and Outros in Mortal Kombat 11

The Clown Prince of Crime has crept his way into Mortal Kombat 11. Check out all of his gear, skins, intros and outros, as well as his story ending.

Mosaic - more gameplay

You live a monotonous life in a cold city, with no real sense of meaning - until one crucial day, when strange things start to happen and everything changes

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath - Switch/PS3/PC/Vita/Xbox/Android comparison and framerate test

An ultra comparison

Talk about a mega-comparison! Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath came out on Switch today, but its been available on other platforms for quite some time. Check out how the Switch version stacks up in the super-sized comparison above!

Mortal Kombat 11 'Joker Kombat Kast' live-stream recording

We've seen the gameplay trailer for Joker in Mortal Kombat 11, but NetherRealm has a lot more to reveal about the character. That's why they're hosting a live-stream event to go over the finer details of Joker. Make sure you give it a watch above!

Demo for The Touryst hits the Switch eShop

Up for a vacation?

Shin'en has made a ton of wonderful content for Nintendo platforms, and The Touryst is certainly one of those experiences. Unfortunately, it seems the game got lost in a mix of bigger games when it originally launched. Hopefully Shin'en can turn things around with the demo they just released today. It's a quick demo, but it might be enough to push people towards a purchase.

I honestly can't say enough good things about the game, so it definitely gets my stamp of approval!

New Sonic the Hedgehog movie ad introduces us to fluffy Sonic

Okay, that's cute

A new spot for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has aired in Hungary, and its given us a look at a Sonic we haven't seen anywhere else yet. We're not quite sure how it happens, but something ends up giving Sonic a rather fluffy makeover. Anyone care to guess what gives Sonic this look?

Top 10 highest-grossing games of Dec. 2019 revealed (digital spending)

Fortnite's still hanging in there

SuperData has put out their top 10 list for digital spend in Dec. 2019. You can check out the console charts for the month below. Remember, digital spending on platforms includes microtransactions, DLC, and games purchased digitally in general.

Rocket League Championship Series 9 detailed

Feeling fine with season 9

The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) is just over one week away from returning for Season 9! It's bringing a fresh coat of paint, new teams, and a longer format that will truly test the mettle of the best Rocket League teams on the planet. If you’re new here or just need a refresher of what to expect, let’s get you caught up and ready for the newest (and sleekest) season of the RLCS yet!


As mentioned previously, the RLCS will be moving to ten-team leagues for North America and Europe for the first time ever! As players have continued to get better and better at Rocket League, it became increasingly clear that an eight-team league simply wasn’t big enough for all the current and up-and-coming pros. Last season, a ten-team league was added to the Rival Series and after a successful and competitive season, it was time for the RLCS to follow suit.

In order to accommodate the move to ten teams, Season 9 League Play has been lengthened to eight weeks. Teams will play a total of nine matches over the course of the season. That’s two more matches for each team, giving them a greater opportunity to jockey for position and prove they have what it takes to make it to the World Championship.


Oceania (LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship presented by Let's Play Live) and South America (Grand Series presented by RocketStreet) are both returning for Season 9 and both received a prize pool bump to boot! The LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship will now sport a prize pool of $75,000, while the Grand Series will now have a prize pool of $35,000.

Qualifiers for the LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship will take place on February 8 and 9, while League Play will begin on February 23 and run through April 5. The Regional Championship will last two days and take place on April 11 and 12. Grand Series Qualifiers (the first two were on 18 and 19) will take place on January 25, and 26. The Play-In will follow and will be on February 1. Grand Series League Play begins on February 9 and will end on March 15. The Grand Series Regional Championship will round out the South American action on March 22.

Make sure to tune in to the LPL Rocket League Oceanic Championship HERE and the Grand Series HERE.


As with seasons past, you can catch all of the RLCS action on both Twitch and YouTube all season long! RLCS League Play will be live on Saturdays and Sundays from February 1 through March 22; with the Rival Series kicking off the weekends on Fridays. Check out the schedule below:

Fridays: Rival Series airs starting on February 7 at 10 a.m. PT (6 p.m. UTC) for the European Rival Series and North America will follow at 3 p.m. PT (11 p.m. UTC)

Saturdays: RLCS (North America) airs starting on February 1 at 11:30 a.m. PT (7:30 p.m. UTC)

Sundays: RLCS (European) airs starting on February 2 at 8:30 a.m. PT (4:30 p.m. UTC)

Season 9 is just about to get underway and we have more content, news, and information to share soon. Make sure to tune in for all the RLCS action as we kick off Season 9 on February 1. We hope to see you there!


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