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Niantic Kids, Powered by SuperAwesome, Is Coming to Pokémon GO!

Good news, Trainers! Children will soon have a new way to log in to Pokémon GO. Niantic Kids, powered by SuperAwesome, is a new log-in platform that will be available to support kid Trainers in Pokémon GO.

Parents can register with Niantic Kids to manage their child’s privacy via the parent portal. Niantic Kids helps you review and approve your child’s permissions before they can play and provides options to control the personal information shared in Pokémon GO. The experience has been developed in conjunction with SuperAwesome’s Kids Web Services, a kidSAFE Seal Program and ESRB Privacy Certified service. Niantic Kids gives you peace of mind that your child’s information remains secure while they have fun playing!

If your child currently uses the Pokémon Trainer Club to access Pokémon GO, this log-in will still be supported alongside Niantic Kids and also ensures that your child’s information remains secure. You can continue to enjoy the game with your family in a way that suits you!

We hope you enjoy this new way to enter the world of Pokémon GO!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Super Street: The Game coming to Switch

THE FIRST OFFICIAL SUPER STREET GAME

Get ready to experience Super Street right from your home! Evolved from a magazine to a lifestyle brand, we bring you the next step: the first official Super Street game. This arcade race game will bring you everything that you love about Super Street: from cars and technology to the passion to become a legendary street racer!

BUILT FOR THE GREASEMONKEYS

One of the core features of the Super Street game is that you start from scrap! As you progress, you’ll be able to collect parts from tons of authentic brands and build your ultimate ride. In Super Street you don’t buy your ride, you build it.

Take it to the streets and tear up the asphalt in a wealth of different game modes and environments. Super Street: The Game offers intense action-packed classic arcade racing pushing your car to the limit. Own the streets as you leave behind a trail of spectacular and detailed destruction.

Thanks to AwesomeplatterFan for the heads up!

New round of Monster Hunter plush dolls hitting Japan soon

Another round of Monster Hunter plush dolls are on their way to Japan this November, with preorders now open. If you're looking for cute versions of some of Monster Hunter's most ferocious beasts, you're in luck! The lineup includes Lagiacrus, Tigrex, Xeno'jiiva, Nargacuga, Anjanath, Zorah Magdaros, Zinogre, Lunastra, Uragaan, Bazelgeuse, Paolumu, Kulu-Ya-Ku, and Grimalkyne. You can even get a meat plush if your monsters get hungry! You can preorder all these little guys and gals at Play-Asia.

Smash Bros. Ultimate Graphics Comparison: Switch vs. 3DS (all returning stages)

There are a ton of stages returning in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Smash Bros. 3DS, but how much better do they look now? Find out in our head-to-head comparison that pits every returning stage from Smash 3DS against the Nintendo Switch version, including Peach's Castle, Dreamland,Hyrule Castle,Kongo Jungle, Yoshi's Island, Mushroomy Kingdom, Magicant, 3D Land, and tons more, so you can see the upgrade for yourself!

id Software talks about DOOM Eternal's new weapons and making sure the 'great story' doesn't get in the way of gameplay

DOOM Eternal is bringing a lot of exciting things with it, including some new weapons for the 'Doomguy' to take out enemies with. In an interview with VG246, creative director Hugo Martin goes into a bit more detail on some of those weapons.

“The Doomblade allows you to do Glory Kills faster and also dispatch heavies faster. With the flamethrower, shoot enemies while they’re burning and you get armour shards. It doesn’t always have to work that way – sometimes it’s just about killing enemies – but whenever possible we absolutely want to steer things – if it fits – into the gameplay loop. The general philosophy is to take what you need from the enemies, not hide behind a wall and wait for it to magically happen.”

DOOM Eternal is also going to have a bit more emphasis on story, but don't worry. Martin says those story elements aren't going to bog down gameplay.

“Doom Eternal has a great story, a lot of lore, and a big universe to discover, but not at the expense of gameplay. Doom is about combat. But that moment, that walk down the hallway, is a proper Doom narrative beat. It’s efficient and it’s all about enhancing the player’s experience. In the cinematic experiences it’s critical that they make you feel the same way you feel when you play the game. The same character you are in the story moments is the exact same character you play in the game.”

Pokemon GO was July 2018's top grossing mobile game in the U.S., #4 worldwide

I've recently had some talks with people who were shocked to find out that Pokemon GO wasn't dead. They thought for sure that the game had been long forgotten. The thing is, when a game gets as HUGE as Pokemon GO, even when millions of bandwagoners drop off, there's still millions left enjoying the game on a weekly basis.

Case in point, the July 2018 charts for mobile revenue in the states. On the combined iOS/Google Play charts, Pokemon GO was the #1 top-grossing game, beating out Candy Crush Saga. On the worldwide side of things, the game managed to take the #4 position overall.

The Messenger live-stream with the game's creator (live at 5:30 PM EDT)

Watch live video from Gamasutra on www.twitch.tv

We now know The Messenger is hitting Switch on Aug. 30th, 2018. To pump people up for the release, Gamasutra is sitting down to play some of the game alongside game director Thierry Boulanger. The stream goes live at 5:30 PM EDT. We'll update this post with the archived version once the stream is over.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Ep. 1 - First 45 mins

After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine and AJ’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your world, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.

Undertale - Switch icon


There's plenty of iconic art in Undertale, which leaves me a little disappointed that this is the Switch icon. That said, the logo in and of itself is iconic, and it certainly gets the job done!

Thanks to SteveMightSay for the heads up!