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‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of War’ leaked

Target leaked the sequel to the 2014 game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor via their website today. As of now the listing was removed from the website. However, it revealed the story will continue with Talion’s skills and Celebrimbor’s wraith magic in their quest for revenge against Sauron.


GAMING

New Pokémon Go update adds new Pokémon, cheaper storage

Niantic announced a new update this week that will add 80 new Pokémon from the second generation of games for players to collect and battle. The update will offer cheaper storage expansion for the next two weeks. New Pokémon from Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal coming to the game such as Chikorita, Espeon, and Umbreon will be found in the wild. New evolutionary items and berries will be added to enhance collections and increase challenge during battles. Additional features include Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries, which trainers use to slow Pokemon to prevent them from running away and collect double the candy on successful catches respectively. There will be additional customization features for trainers as well. Buying storage space will cost 50 percent less than normal, making upgrades 100 Poke Coins or 99 cents per purchase. The discount will begin from afternoon PST on February 16 and continue through February 28. Currently, maximum capacity is set to 1,000 Pokémon and each upgrade will give players 50 more slots. It will cost player around $15 to get maximum capacity. All Pokémon Go players will have access to the update by the end of the week.


NEWS

PewDiePie and fellow YouTubers creating new entertainment network

Famous YouTube creator Felix Kjellberg, Disney’s Maker Studios and several other popular YouTubers are currently working to create Revelmode, a new online entertainment network. The network will feature video content, game development, charity, commercial partnerships and merchandise on the web, YouTube, Facebook and more.


NEWS

PlayStation 4 wins Black Friday

A Black Friday study conducted by InfoScout, a firm that tracks purchases made by a network of 300,000 users over three mobile apps, determined that Sony’s PS4 outperformed Microsoft’s Xbox One among Millennials (ages 18-35) and had a slight increase in the middle-aged audience (ages 36-55). These changes were weighted against purchases made on average days versus those made on Black Friday, which carries enormous amounts of deals, discounts and bundles. Last year, the Xbox One was declared the victor by InfoScout in terms of total percentage of sales on Black Friday. The statistics declared by InfoScout had the PS4 taking seven percent of the market directly from Xbox, boosting its Black Friday sales to 48 percent among Millennials.


NEWS

85 percent of UK gamers bought 'Rise of the Tomb Raider'

As reported on Attack of the Fanboy, Chart Track announced that 85 percent of gamers in the UK purchased Rise of the Tomb Raider for the Xbox One and 15 percent bought the Xbox 360 version. Rise of the Tomb Raider faced serious competition this week, with Fallout 4 claiming the number one spot, while Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and FIFA 16 took second and third place, respectively.

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