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Trainers vote for next Pokemon game and there’s a clear winner

Published: 9/Nov/2020 18:42

by Paul Cot

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Attention is slowly turning to what the 2021 Pokemon game will be. It looks like it will be one of four options: a Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remake, a Let’s Go sequel, X & Y remake/sequel or more Sword and Shield DLCs.

Long-term fans of the franchise will know that new Pokemon games aren’t announced until February at the earliest. However, this year has been a little different – in multiple ways.

With a brand new title being skipped over this year for two Pokemon Sword and Shield DLCs, it makes the timeline for a new game less clear. So, while we expect whatever the next game will be to come in late 2021, we can’t be sure when an announcement/release for that title will be.

What we can be sure of – or confident on – is that the 2021 title will be either a Diamond/Pearl remake, a sequel to Let’s Go, a game based on the Kalos region, or more Sword and Shield DLCs.

We can even narrow this down further as the safe money is on a Diamond/Pearl remake or another Let’s Go game. Which of these four options do trainers want the most, though?

Next Pokemon Game 2021A Pokemon Let’s Go Johto game and a remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are seemingly the favorites to be the next Pokemon title…

What do you want the 2021 Pokemon game to be?

A poll has been created to find out that very question. As of writing, there have been over 1,100 responses and already there is a clear winner.

70% of respondents said they wanted the next Pokemon game to be a Diamond/Pearl remake. Given the cult status of the Gen 4 games, which many believe are the best in the franchise’s history, it’s hardly a surprise it is currently winning.

The margin as to which it is winning though is a little more surprising. 70% shows just how much hype there is about a return to the Sinnoh region.

A new Sword Shield DLC and some form of continuation of the Kalos region came in at 12% and 11% respectively. This probably shows two things. Firstly, despite having two DLCs already, there is demand, at least from some players, for more Sword and Shield content. Secondly, while Kalos is a popular region its appeal doesn’t span throughout the entire Pokemon community.

The most shocking takeaway from this poll was how often trainers responded for a Let’s Go sequel. It has only received 7% of the vote.

Whether that’s down to trainers being really excited for a Gen 4 remake or that there hasn’t been enough time since the first Pokemon Let’s Go game released, we don’t know.

Outside of potential new Sword and Shield expansions, we’d think the rest of the games will come to fruition at some point. The only question is when.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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Respawn Entertainment via InterfaceInGame
The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.