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Kellogg's announces Minecraft 'Creeper Crunch' cereal

Sounds delicioussss

Kellogg's is no stranger to gaming-related cereal, as they worked with Nintendo on Super Mario Cereal not that long ago. Now the brand is tying up with Microsoft to release Minecraft 'Creeper Crunch' cereal.

Minecraft Creeper Crunch is a cinnamon-flavored cereal that features square crunchy bits and 'Creeper Bit' marshmallows. Each box also comes with a code for 10 clothing items in Minecraft.

Minecraft Creeper Crunch is set to release in August 2020 in the United States, and it'll be $4 for an 8oz box, or $5.69 for 12 ounces.

Tennis World Tour 2's first gameplay trailer revealed

What's all the racquet?

NACON and Big Ant Studios are pleased to reveal the first gameplay video for their new joint project: Tennis World Tour 2. It will release in September on PS4TM, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.After a first successful collaboration with Big Ant on AO Tennis 2, NACON is delighted to continue the partnership with a studio that specialises in sports simulations: "Big Ant is a specialist in sport simulation and the studio shares our gaming vision for what we want to offer tennis fans with the Tennis World Tour franchise. We are delighted to be extending this partnership and to benefit from the expertise of these passionate and talented developers," said Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at NACON.

In Tennis World Tour 2, fans can experience a realistic tennis game that captures all the sport's unique characteristics and competitiveness. Using feedback from a fan community comprising some 700,000 gamers, many aspects of the game have been redesigned from the ground up. This includes faster gameplay that puts players' skills and nerves to the test. More animations have also been added, which improves the game's realism and fluidity.

Big Ant studio also wanted to offer more diverse content for this new game in the series by adding doubles tennis and a new competition that tennis players will be very familiar with: Tie Break Tens. This format consists of short matches where the winner is the first to reach 10 points, ideal for when you want to play intense matches and a quick series of games.

Tennis World Tour 2 will offer the most comprehensive experience:

Highly anticipated new features: the ability to play doubles matches with up to 4 players locally and online, an improved serve system and a new shot timing mechanic
Multiple official stadiums, among them the Manuel Santana court in Madrid and the OWL Arena in Halle
One new competition format: Tie Break Tens
38 tennis stars: the biggest names are all featured this year, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Ashleigh Barty
Multiple game modes: Career, Quick Match, Online, Tournament, Ranked Match and Tie Break Tens - there's a format to suit every player

With more realistic gameplay and the chance to play as the biggest tennis stars in world-famous competitions, Tennis World Tour 2 is a simulation made to please both tennis fans and demanding gamers. The game will be available in September 2020 on PC and consoles.

Japanese eShop charts for June 25th to July 1st, 2020

The Japanese top 10

The Switch is pretty much business as usual this week. The 3DS eShop charts have a bunch of titles that aren't usually in the top 10. I have no idea what spurred on the changes, but things have been shaken up! Check out the charts for June 25th to July 1st, 2020 below.

Switch

1. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3. Death Come True
4. Conduct TOGETHER!
5. Mr. Driller DrillLand
6. Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
7. Human Fall Flat
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
9. Smash Bros. Ultimate
10. Minecraft Dungeons

3DS

1. Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy
2. Pokemon Crystal
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo
4. The Battle Cats
5. Dragon Quest III
6. Mother 2
7. Maison de Maou
8. Pokemon Yellow
9. Pokemon Dream Radar
10. DragonFangZ – The Rose & Dungeon Of Time

Super Mario Run - content update for July 3rd, 2020

[Event] The latest Loads of Coins event is now live. It allows you to get 1.5 times the usual amount of coins when you win at Toad Rally. If you lose, you get the usual amount of coins, though… Also, no change regarding the amount of Toads you can win! (available until July 17th)

Kemono Heroes update now available

Kemono Heroes has gotten a sizable update. We don't know the version number, but have full details on what the patch includes. Check out that info below.

General gameplay

Hanako no longer throws Fudemaru’s talismans.
Cactus monsters won’t become stuck in the ground.

Stages

Tanuki stage

Fixed error that allowed players to skip straight to the boss during the second playthrough of the stage.

Fire stage

Fixed issue that caused lag when throwing too many kunai at once.
Frame rate no longer randomly drops.

Moon falling

The moon falling will now correctly result in everyone dying.
Crashes, freezes, and locks

Start of game

No softlock if new players join during the intro cutscene or title screen.

Continue screen

Fixed issue where the game would lock if a player disconnects during Continue screen.
Players who disconnect during Continue screen and then reconnect will now appear correctly.

Final boss

No softlock if a player leaves at the start of the fight.
Fixed issue that caused game to crash when a new player connects before the fight starts.

Stage 4.3

Fixed issue that caused game to crash when players connect or disconnect while the moon medallion is flying during second loop playthrough.

Multiplayer

General

Characters no longer spawn on top of each other in 4-player mode.
If the party defeats a boss with only one player left, the continue screen will show the correct player character in the following screen.
Fixed issue where a player who dies and isn’t revived in time caused the remaining living player(s) to die and respawn the fallen player.
Characters will now spawn correctly when playing stages that do not have a number (ex: boss stages, cloud stage).
Characters no longer randomly fly across the screen during the first stage after finishing the first half of the game.
New players will now spawn with the correct weapon loadout (Hooks, Bombs, unlockables, etc.)

Cloud boss

New players who enter during fight will now correctly spawn with their characters in flying animation.

Final boss

Characters now correctly appear when new players enter during the fight.

Achievements

Achievement “Kijimuna” can now be unlocked by changing into the fishing enemy as Fudemaru and fishing an enemy.

Knights and Bikes official soundtrack released

Songs and tunes

Fans of Knights and Bikes will be happy to know that the game's official soundtrack is now available to stream. It seems the digital ones being offered are the only option, and there's no word on a physical release. As long as you're okay with streaming, you can check out the album on Spotify and Apple Music.

Complete Timed Research and Encounter Ducklett and Flying Pikachu in Pokémon GO

GO have some fun, trainers!

Pokémon GO is celebrating its fourth anniversary this summer! To mark the occasion (and in anticipation of Pokémon GO Fest 2020), there are three weeks of challenges in the form of Timed Research lines. By completing these Timed Research lines, Trainers can unlock additional Pokémon that will appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2020 on July 25 and July 26. There are other cool bonuses as well, including encounters with special Pokémon. Even if you don't have a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket, you can still participate in these three weeks of challenges.

The first weekly challenge takes place from Friday, July 3, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 10:00 p.m., local time, and it coincides with Pokémon GO's fourth anniversary.

Catch Special Pokémon

During this fourth anniversary event, special Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids. Look for plenty of Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon wearing party hats—and if you're lucky, you might find a Shiny Pidove. Ducklett will be making its Pokémon GO debut in the wild and hatching from 5 km Eggs. You'll also be able to encounter Flying Pikachu in the wild and in raids. And yes, there's a chance you might even find a Shiny Flying Pikachu!

GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill Timed Research

The first week's challenge is designed to test your Pokémon catching skills, including your throwing technique. If you can complete all three sets of tasks in the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill Timed Research, you will earn an encounter with Ducklett, an encounter with Flying Pikachu, a Star Piece, and more.

Furthermore, if the following numbers of Trainers from the same team complete this Timed Research, the corresponding Pokémon will appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2020:

One million Team Instinct Trainers: Alolan Exeggutor

One million Team Mystic Trainers: Snorlax

One million Team Valor Trainers: Chansey

Plus, if you complete the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill Timed Research, you'll earn access to the GO Fest Elite Skill Challenge. This is a set of difficult tasks that you can complete to earn personal bragging rights. Be aware that you don't need to complete these tasks for your Timed Research to count toward the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 unlock goals.

Challenge Ho-Oh

The Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh is flying in to heat up the festivities. From Friday, July 3, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, July 6, 2020, at 10:00 p.m., local time, this Fire- and Flying-type Pokémon will appear in five-star raids. Be sure you have your Remote Raid Passes ready to go! If you need some tips to defeat the Rainbow Pokémon, be sure to check out our strategy article.

More Fourth Anniversary Event Features

The Jump-Start Special Research will also be available this week for any Trainers who missed it during last year's anniversary celebration. To claim this Special Research, be sure to open the game between July 3, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and July 8, 2020, at 10:00 p.m., local time. This Special Research will net you plenty of Stardust and XP along with some cool Pokémon encounters. It's a great way to catch up with other Trainers who might be at a higher level than you. Don't forget to take advantage of this great bonus.

Also, if you take a snapshot during this event, you might just discover a fun surprise!

As you can see, there's quite a bit of fun packed into this first week of challenges. Be sure to check back later to see what's in store for the remaining two weeks leading up to Pokémon GO Fest 2020!

2020 Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) Format Rules Detailed

Them's the rules

Since January 2020, the Pokémon Video Game Championships have featured battles of unprecedented scale and excitement in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on Nintendo Switch. The Galar region has brought some sizable new options for competitors to consider, including the Dynamax phenomenon and tons of newly discovered Pokémon to train. To coincide with Trainers' adventures on the Isle of Armor, the roster of permitted Pokémon will be expanding to include Pokémon that recently became more readily available in Galar.

The following Pokémon will now be permitted in events using the official Video Game Championships format:

Pokémon in the Isle of Armor Pokédex, including Kubfu and Urshifu, are now permitted.

Venusaur, Blastoise, Rillaboom, Cinderace, Inteleon, and Urshifu with the Gigantamax Factor are permitted.

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion are permitted.

Pokémon with the battle-ready symbol that would otherwise be eligible for competition are permitted.

For a summary of all 2020 Video Game Championships tournament rules, see below. Check out the Play! Pokémon Rules & Resources page to see the complete Play! Pokémon VG Rules and Formats document. Recent rules changes are noted in bold there.

All battles are Double Battles played in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Each player needs their own Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite and a physical or digital version of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to compete.

Pokémon need to have either the Galar symbol, showing that they were caught, received, or hatched in the Galar region, or the battle-ready symbol, showing that they were transferred from another game and adapted to battles in the Galar region.

All Pokémon from the Galar Regional Pokédex and the Isle of Armor Pokédex are permitted except for Mythical Pokémon and certain Legendary Pokémon.

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion are also permitted.

Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor are permitted.

All Pokémon are set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon below Lv. 50.

Duplicate Pokémon are not allowed.

Duplicate held items are not allowed.

Each battle begins with a 90-second Team Preview phase.

In each battle, players have 7 minutes of Your Time, 45 seconds of Move Time, and 15 minutes of Game Time.

The Pokémon Company Group Donates $5 Million to Organizations Around the World Following Pokémon GO Fest 2020

The Pokémon Company group, which includes The Pokémon Company International and its parent organization, The Pokémon Company, recently announced the intent to donate a minimum of $5 million USD following Pokémon GO Fest 2020. This donation is in addition to the $5 million USD minimum that its partners at Niantic, publisher and developer of Pokémon GO, also committed to give organizations following the event.

The Pokémon Company group's donation will benefit charitable nonprofit organizations around the world that improve the lives of children, which is a key pillar of the Pokémon brand's global philanthropic efforts now and in the future. A large portion of the organizations receiving funds from this donation were chosen due to their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of The Pokémon Company group's ongoing commitment to the Black community, this includes organizations supporting education and mentorship opportunities for Black children.

Below is the list of organizations around the world receiving funds from The Pokémon Company group following Pokémon GO Fest 2020. More organizations will be added once confirmed.

Ardoch
Black Girls Code
Boys and Girls Club of Canada
Plan International
Save the Children
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
The Trevor Project
UNICEF
World Vision

Keen: One Girl Army - more gameplay

Keen is a sliding puzzle game with turn-by-turn tactical combat and a hint of adventure! Kim is a lovely 8 year old girl that lives in a peaceful insular island with her grandmother. Abandoned by her mother not long after birth, she must put grievances aside to focus on something of utter importance.

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