Fortnite adds 'Rick Roll' emote, lets your character dance like Rick Astley to 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

Some memes never die

An emote based on the dance from Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' music video has been added to Fortnite. In an official collaboration between the artist and Epic Games, you can now "Rick Roll" players within Fortnite itself. Purchasing the "Never Gonna" emote for 500 V-bucks ($5 USD) will allow you to dance the groovy dance of Astley to a short snippet of the actual song in-game! In proper internet fashion, the announcement was made using a clickbait YouTube video on the official Fortnite channel.

Coronavirus impact causes cancellation of Pokemon Asia Top League Kyoto 2020

Originally scheduled for February 23rd, 2020, Pokemon Asia Top League Kyoto 2020 has been officially cancelled by The Pokemon Company. Six countries across Asia were planned to compete in the Trading Card Game tournament, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak causing issues with travel, the event will have to postponed (hopefully not permanently).

Switch eShop charts for Feb. 15th, 2020

Taking #1 like a thief in the night

Time to take a look at this week's Switch eShop charts! With a 90% off discount, Thief Simulator took the #1 spot in both the "download-only" and "all games" categories. Despite being a month away from release, preloads have been doing Animal Crossing: New Horizons well. Sitting at a #2 spot, there is no doubt that sales have been phenomenal. Check out the full list of best-sellers for February 15th, 2020 below.

All Games

1. Thief Simulator
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3. Just Dance 2020
4. Overcooked 2
5. Cuphead
6. Minecraft
7. Stardew Valley
8. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
9. Minecraft
10. Timberman VS
11. Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition
12. Pokemon Sword
13. Dead Cells
14. Toki Tori
15. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
16. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
17. Untitled Goose Game
18. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
19. Human: Fall Flat
20. Overcooked: Special Edition
21. Hungry Shark World
22. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
23. Yet Another Zombie Defense HD
24. Luigi’s Mansion 3
25. Street Basketball
26. Hollow Knight
27. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
28. Super Mario Party
29. Mortal Kombat 11
30. The Witcher Tales: Thronebreaker

Download-Only Games

1. Thief Simulator
2. Cuphead
3. Stardew Valley
4. Timberman VS
5. Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition
6. Toki Tori
7. Untitled Goose Game
8. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
9. Human: Fall Flat
10. Hungry Shark World
11. Yet Another Zombie Defense HD
12. Street Basketball
13. Hollow Knight
14. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
15. Phantom Doctrine
16. Child of Light Ultimate Edition
17. Serial Cleaner
18. Death Squared
19. Blasphemous
20. PixelJunk Monsters 2
21. Coffee Talk
22. Castle Crashers Remastered
23. Crazy Zen Minigolf
24. My Brother Rabbit
25. Hypercharge Unboxed
26. Classic Games Collection Vol. 1
27. Yooka-Laylee
28. Nine Parchments
29. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
30. Uno

Completing the National Dex in Pokemon Home is reportedly resulting in receiving an Original Color Magearna

The luck of the Pokeball

Completing the National Dex has been the dream of many trainers since they were very young. The reward for completing such an honorable task through Pokemon Home might be something very special. Reports have been given from some dedicated Pokemon catchers that upon finishing the National Pokedex, they received an Original Color Magearna through the Mystery Gift menu. However, some have also received a regularly colored one for completing the dex, so speculation has been running wild for why this is happening. It is currently unknown why people are now in possession of the original color, and an official statement has yet to be given by Nintendo or The Pokemon Company. Could this be the intended reward? A glitch? We'll have to wait to find out exactly what is going on with this mysterious Mythical Pokemon.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix is starting to sell out at Japanese retailers

Make sure to grab a copy!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega 39s (known as Mega Mix in the West) seems to be a mega hit in Japan. Japanese retailer Yodobashi Camera has completely sold out of physical copies for the Vocaloid rhythm game, but luckily, back-orders are still being taken. Although the Sega published title is still available at other retailers in Japan, it wouldn't be surprising to see a stock shortage in the near future. As a Western release has been confirmed, hopefully we get a release date announcement soon, and stock is much more plentiful.

Release date for Synaptic Drive set to be revealed soon

Driving it home on Switch

Initially announced back in 2018 from the creator of Custom Robo, Synaptic Drive seems to be finally landing on Switch. The developers Twitter account has announced that a release date for the game will be revealed soon. Our patience is appreciated, and hopefully we don't have too much longer to wait!

Sonic The Hedgehog movie sets box-office record for game-to-film adaptation, passing Detective Pikachu's debut with a $64.3M 4-day estimate

Things are looking blue for Pikachu

Tickets for Sonic The Hedgehog are selling out FAST! According to Deadline, the film is estimated to have received a 3-day grossing of $53.99M and a 4-day of $64.3M. This gives our blue friend the record for best video game movie adaptation opening. For comparison, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures' Detective Pikachu earned $58M at its debut in May 2019.

Paramount's estimates are slightly lower ($50M 3-day and $60M 4-day), but still takes the record over Pokemon either way.

Sonic the Hedgehog pulls in $3 million at the box office on Thursday night

Things are looking good out of the gate

Sonic the Hedgehog is officially in theaters today, with many fans heading out to give the movie a go. It was the Sonic superfans who checked out the movie late yesterday though, as a number of theaters held special opening night screenings.

Those fans managed to pull in $3 million in box office revenue for the film on Thursday alone. This amount came in from 3,150 locations. Wondering how that measures up to other early openings? DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World pulled in the same amount as well, and later amassed a $55 million opening weekend

SEGA hosting "Sonic Station Live!" event on Feb. 20th, 2020

A Sonic stream come true

Sonic fans may want to mark Feb. 20th, 2020 on their calendars. SEGA has announced that they'll be hosting a "Sonic Station Live!" event, which will be streamed on YouTube. The stream is going to include an introduction to all things Sonic, including game topics and merch. Will there be any special announcements or secrets? We'll have to tune in and find out for ourselves!

Sonic the Hedgehog includes a post-credits scene

A Sonic surprise!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe really set a precedent for post-credit scenes. They obviously existed before those films, but the MCU had people expecting movies to give you something special after the credits. Now people sit and wait after every movie to see if there's something special at the end.

We're happy to tell you that there is indeed something to wait for after Sonic the Hedgehog's credits roll. Now you can sit back and relax, let them scroll by, and get treated to a surprise. We're not going to tell you what it is...because we don't know! It'll be a surprise for all of us!


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