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Throughout 2020 the source code for a bunch of Pokémon games has been leaking online. As people are coming through the data, they’re making weird little discoveries, like the fact Gen 4 Pokémon games would seemingly adjust their encounter rates on certain days, like birthdays or the anniversaries of tragic events.
In recognition of everything that’s going on right now, LEGO’s actions for #BlackOutTuesday involved not just a $4 million donation to organisations devoted to racial equality, but a request for sellers to not advertise any sets involving police or the White House.
The gaming historians over at Past to Present Online recently produced new footage from an early build of The Avengers, a canceled THQ game that was meant to coincide with the release of the first Avengers movie in 2012.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward will take more steps to find and ban players using racial slurs in their in-game display names, as well as other measures to keep racist language out of its game, it said today.
Fortnite’s next season, which was originally scheduled to launch on June 4 and then last week got delayed to June 11, has had its start date pushed back again in the face of ongoing unrest in the United States. The live event “The Device” will now arrive on June 15, followed by the beginning of Season 3 on June 17.
The effort to unionize game development took another step forward today, as the workers at strategy game publisher Paradox Interactive publicly announced that they’re securing a collective bargaining agreement with their company. The deal is expected to safeguard their existing benefits and make it easier to advocate…
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It looks like Bungie is moving ahead with its Destiny 2 reveal after all. Originally leaked on Instagram, Bungie today confirmed it’ll show details of what’s to come in the game on June 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Other gaming events have recently been delayed following the ongoing protests.