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Pokemon Sword & Shield player’s Shiny battle sabotaged by Joy-Con drift

Published: 16/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield player went viral online after sharing their tragic Shiny encounter. The trainer’s attempt to catch an insanely rare Legendary monster was ruined by an infamous Nintendo Switch Joy-Con issue.

On October 22, Pokemon Sword & Shield got its second major expansion DLC, The Crown Tundra. The update debuted the Dynamax Adventures mode, and brought a host of popular Legendaries to the eighth generation RPG.

The add-on also introduced a new Legendary titan, Regieleki. However, a Trainer’s attempt to catch the insanely rare Shiny version of the ‘mon fell to pieces when their Switch Joy-Con began to bug out at the worst timing possible.

Screenshot of Shiny Legendary Pokemon Regieleki in Sword & Shield DLC the Crown Tundra.
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After thousands of encounters, a player’s attempt to catch a Shiny Regieleki was sabotaged.

Pokemon player’s Shiny hunt ruined by Joy-Con drift

In 2019, many Switch owners began to experience the infamous “drift” problem, which results in their Joy-Con moving their character in-game on its own. The complaints became so widespread that a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nintendo.

Unfortunately for one Pokemon Trainer, the issue ended up sabotaging their attempt to catch a Shiny version of the Electric-type Regieleki. The player went viral on Reddit on November 15 after sharing their tragic story.

User ‘Juviatail’ uploaded a video of the nightmare-inducing moment, and exclaimed “after thousands of encounters I get screwed over by my joy con drift.” The clip showed them encountering the Shiny version of the Legendary, however instead of clicking attack like they intended, their cursor quickly moves down to “run.”

To add salt to the wound, the fan revealed that this would have been their first time capturing such a rare Pokemon. “This ruined my day it would have been my first ever legendary shiny,” they explained on the forum.

The moment is made all the more tragic since Regieleki is a special overworld encounter. Meaning players have to hard-reset their game over and over until the Legendary monster spawns as a Shiny. The rates can be as low as 1 in every 4096 encounters, unless you have a special charm.

If nothing else, the horrific story is a good reminder to be careful if you have Joy-Con drift. In June, Nintendo’s President Shuntaro Furukawa addressed the hardware issue, stating, “we apologize for any trouble caused to our customers” – which now includes this poor Sword & Shield Trainer.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell


Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
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The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.