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Pokemon player goes viral after creating epic Platinum “remake”

Published: 11/Jul/2020 21:40

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon fan went viral after sharing their stunning remake of the 2008 title Platinum. The artist’s epic creation re-imagines the beloved Nintendo DS game like you’ve never seen before.

Pokemon Platinum made its debut in North America in 2009. The DS release was an enhanced version of the popular Diamond & Pearl titles which came out on the same system in 2007.

For years, the community has hoped and dreamed that developer Game Freak would give the classic games a proper remake. After getting nothing, one fan took things into their own hands and made it reality.

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Game Freak / Nintendo
Players were introduced to the Sinnoh region in Gen IV.

Artist re-creates Pokemon Platinum

Players explored the Sinnoh region for the very first time in the Gen IV title, and had to take on the mischievous Team Galactic led by Cyrus. The Platinum version brought more features to the RPG, such as the Wi-Fi Plaza and new characters like Charon.

While the video first went viral on Reddit with over 1.5k upvotes, one of the creator’s behind the incredible project, Thomas Durgetto, posted an HD version of the video on their YouTube channel. It showcases the beloved Pokemon title re-imagined with stunning new graphics that keep in tradition with its original pixel art style.

The gorgeous clip gives fans a view of large sections of the map, showcasing the progress that has been made when re-building the DS release.

Impressively, the creation includes features such as a new UI menu, and day and night cycles. Over on Reddit, the artist revealed how much of the game was coded, and what engine it’s being made on. “This was coded in Unity. I would say the map is at 25% where as the combat is barely at 10% so yeah, still a long way to go.”

While it doesn’t seem like we will be able to play the fan project anytime soon, it’s still neat seeing what the Nintendo DS classic would look like with modern graphics. Platinum continues to be one of the most popular releases in the Nintendo franchise.

A remake of the Gen IV title is often a common request from the community. So much so that fans were let down in August when Unite was announced instead. The MOBA-inspired game was met with backlash as players desperately want to return to the Sinnoh region.


When is CodeMiko back on Twitch? Virtual streamer plans custom Pokemon game after ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 13:56 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:34

by Connor Bennett


Twitch sensation CodeMiko has revealed when she will return after being banned for the third time, and she’s got plans for a custom streamer-baed version of Pokemon. 

Twitch streamers are always looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, so, some go above and beyond when it comes to production value – giving themselves a set to work with as they play games or chat with viewers.

In the case of CodeMiko, she’s taken things up a notch with her virtual streamer character – gaining over 300,000 followers in less than a month. 

She was banned from Twitch for the third time, however, on January 19 – with viewers being left to speculate as to the reason why and just how long she’d be suspended from streaming. 

CodeMiko smiling at the camera during Twitch stream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with ‘The Technican’ being behind everything.

When is CodeMiko returning back to Twitch?

On January 23, the streamer explained that she wasn’t banned for using the word simp or being drunk on stream as some viewers had speculated. Instead, she was banned for leaking private information.

“Guys, I didn’t get a suspension because I was discussing harassment, but for accidentally leaking someone’s email that contained a first and last name. It was an overlook on my part. Although it was an accident, it was still my mistake,” she tweeted, alongside a Twitlonger about the ban.

On top of that, though, CodeMiko did reveal that she’ll be returning to streaming on Friday, February 5 at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT/9 pm CET. 

CodeMiko teases Twitch streamer-themed Pokemon game

While she will likely return to continue her interview streams – bringing on different content creators for a chat about a whole range of things – the streamer also has other plans too.

“Hey guys, currently creating a streamer Pokemon game,” she tweeted, asking if any streamers wanted to get involved and be used as Pokemon so she could catch ‘em all. 

It wouldn’t be the first time Twitch has seen such a custom game, mind. Disgraced streamer Fedmyster played a similar game back in June of 2020 using streamers like Myth, Sodapoppin, and xQc as trainers. 

There’s no telling if her Pokemon plans will be in place for her return, though, plenty of streamers have registered their interest.

We’ll just have to wait and see what Miko brings out when she returns in early February. It’s sure to be interesting, regardless.