The first issue of Gaming Weekly includes articles about Nintendo, League of Legends, Stadia, PlayStation, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Pac-Man, WWE 2K21, Call Of Duty, Twitch, Dead Cells, Xbox and more!

Nintendo Confirms Some 160,000 Accounts Might've Been Hacked

To counteract the hacking attempt, the company is temporarily disabling users' ability to access their accounts through the Nintendo Network ID system.

Read more at https://www.wired.com/story/nintendo-switch-hack/

'League of Legends' mid-season tournament canceled due to COVID-19

Bringing esports teams from around the world together for a major in-person tournament isn’t exactly feasible right now, nor will it be any time soon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, Riot Games has cancelled this year’s League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI).

Read more at https://www.engadget.com/league-of-legends-mid-season-invitiational-204557625.html

Nintendo adds Sign in with Apple for Nintendo Accounts

After yesterday’s confirmation that a number of Nintendo Accounts had been accessed by third parties, Nintendo dropped signing in with Nintendo Network IDs. However it has been noted that they have added the new Sign in with Apple system which is a new secure way of signing into websites and applications.

Read more at https://mynintendonews.com/2020/04/25/nintendo-adds-sign-in-with-apple-for-nintendo-accounts/

Google to reveal new games during Stadia Connect on YouTube next week

Google has announced a new Stadia Connect video, to run on YouTube next week.
The video runs at 5pm UK time on Tuesday 28th April. In a tweet, Google said to expect to hear about "a few new games" coming to Stadia.

Read more at https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-04-25-google-to-reveal-a-few-new-games-during-stadia-connect-on-youtube-next-week

New Pokemon Gen 2 leak surfaces, shows beta designs for Pichu, Celebi, more

Two years ago, the 1997 Space World demo for Pokemon Gold leaked online. It brought along a ton of interesting details and scrapped elements, including unused creature designs. There’s now been another leak for Gen 2 with another round of juicy discoveries. It seems that today’s leak involves the full source code of the classic Pokemon games.

Read more at https://nintendoeverything.com/new-pokemon-gen-2-leak-surfaces-shows-beta-designs-for-pichu-celebi-more/

New PlayStation Games for April 28, 2020

A gaming legend returns! Streets of Rage 4 brawls to PS4 next week, more than 25 years (!) after the series’ third entry. Developer Lizardcube brings their expert animation chops to the table, brilliantly reimagining characters Blaze, Axel, and more… but new fighters join the ranks too. Old-school fans can indulge with playable retro sprites, as well — chunky pixels and all.

Read more at https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/24/the-drop-new-playstation-games-for-april-28-2020/

Nintendo News channel on Switch accidentally says Streets of Rage 4 is now available

A couple weeks ago, an eShop listing for Streets of Rage 4 popped up, and it included an April 23rd, 2020 release date. That date was disputed by those involved with the game the very same day that listing popped up, and then an April 30th, 2020 release was confirmed. Too bad the word didn't get back to Nintendo.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/359925-nintendo-news-channel-on-switch-accidentally-says-streets-of-rage

Pokemon GO Battle League reward structure tweaked

Niantic has announced that they've made a change to the Pokemon GO Battle League reward structure. Now, any Trainers in rank 10 will receive their Steven-inspired avatar item and pose rewards after they finish their next Go Battle League set during Season 1.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/359921-pokemon-go-battle-league-reward-structure-tweaked

New patch heading to R.B.I. Baseball 20 soon

A new patch for R.B.I. Baseball 20 has been submitted to Nintendo for approval. While we wait for its release, you can check out details on the patch below.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/359918-new-patch-heading-to-r-b-i-baseball-20-soon

Risk of Rain 2 update out now on Switch

Risk of Rain 2 has been updated on Switch, and is now at version 1.0.6. A pair of notable issues have been addressed as part of today’s patch.

Read more at https://nintendoeverything.com/risk-of-rain-2-update-out-now-on-switch-version-1-0-6/

New Doom Eternal Battlemode Update Tweaks Demons And Slayer, Full Patch Notes Revealed

Developer id Software has dropped a new Doom Eternal update for Battlemode on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can check out the full patch notes below.

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-doom-eternal-battlemode-update-tweaks-demons-a/1100-6476477/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ latest update makes big change to bug spawn rates

Nintendo began distributing Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ 1.2.0 update earlier this week. While it brings along new characters and seasonal events, what players may not know is that big changes have been made to bug spawn rates.

Read more at https://nintendoeverything.com/animal-crossing-new-horizons-latest-update-makes-big-change-to-bug-spawn-rates/

Quest Hunter Is Now Available For Xbox One And Windows 10

Quest Hunter is an isometric action-RPG where your choice drives the story. Find tons of treasures and secrets, solve puzzles, equip your character, level up your skills and finish off enemy bosses.

Read more at https://majornelson.com/2020/04/24/quest-hunter-is-now-available-for-xbox-one-and-windows-10-xbox-play-anywhere/

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is free until May 10

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is now free to give you something to do while you’re stuck at home. Bandai Namco, the game’s publisher, announced on Twitter on Friday morning that PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One players in the United States can get the game free until May 10.

Read more at https://www.polygon.com/2020/4/24/21234370/pac-man-championship-edition-2-free-ps4-xbox-one-pc-download

80’s Overdrive launches on Switch in May

80’s Overdrive, the pixel art racer that previously came out on 3DS, is about to land on Switch. Insane Code has announced that this new version of the game is dropping in all regions on May 7. We have the following overview and trailer for 80’s Overdrive: 80’s Overdrive is a 2D pixel art racing game, designed to take you...

Read more at https://nintendoeverything.com/80s-overdrive-launches-on-switch-in-may/

FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships 2020 Start April 25

The FIA Certified GT Championships 2020 series is gearing up again and drivers can enter two distinct series. The Nations Cup is an individual competition where players compete under their national flag. In the Manufacturer Series, competitors represent their favorite make against all other participating manufacturers.

Read more at https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/24/fia-certified-gran-turismo-championships-2020-start-april-25/

WWE 2K21 canned after disastrous WWE 2K20

WWE 2K21 is canned, WWE has confirmed. During WWE's financial call overnight, interim chief financial officer Frank Riddick said: "There's not going to be a launch of the game this year."

Read more at https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-04-24-wwe-2k21-canned-after-disastrous-wwe-2k20

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare/Warzone Update Coming Soon

A new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone will release on April 28, Activision has announced. The update is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, and it's a mandatory update, which means you must download it to keep playing.

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/articles/call-of-duty-modern-warfarewarzone-update-coming-s/1100-6476453/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

Red Dead Redemption 2 Joins Game Pass

Red Dead Redemption 2 joins Game Pass, Castlevania Season 4 and Pokemon Journeys are hitting Netflix, and Battlefield V has "one more update."

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/videos/red-dead-redemption-2-joins-game-pass-save-state/2300-6452724/

Super Mega Baseball 3 Gets Firm Release Date And Details Gameplay Improvements

Super Mega Baseball 3 has received a slight delay, but now has a firm release date. The game, originally announced for April, will come out on May 13, and developer Metalhead Software has released an in-depth video revealing the various ways the game has improved on its predecessors.

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/articles/super-mega-baseball-3-gets-firm-release-date-and-d/1100-6476446/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

Battlefield 5 Won't Receive Any More Major Content Updates After Summer

Battlefield 5 will no longer receive major content expansions following a new update scheduled for June, according to the game’s official Twitter account. In a new blog post, developer EA DICE announced that there will be a new update this summer following the conclusion of its current chapter, Into the Jungle, which was themed around the Pacific Theater. That chapter is set to end on April 29.

Read more at https://www.ign.com/articles/battlefield-5-summer-update-final-ea-dice

Pokemon GO makes $111 million in March 2020, up 18% month-over-month

Superdata Research has shared a look at the biggest mobile games for March 2020, and Pokemon GO has climbed into the 5th spot for mobile games overall. The game managed to pull in $111 million in March 2020, which accounts for an 18% rise month-over-month.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/359832-pokemon-go-makes-111-million-in-march-2020-up-18-month-over-mo

Dr. Mario World - game updated to version 1.3.5, general improvements

General improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/359764-dr-mario-world-game-updated-to-version-1-3-5-general-improvem

Amazon Is Giving Away Bonus Free Games For Prime Members This Month

Twitch Prime members get free loot and games every month, and while we thought we had seen everything the service would offer in April, the company revealed its participation in the World Health Organization's Play Apart Together campaign by providing free games to enjoy while stuck at home. The first game, Yono and the Celestial Elephants, is available right now, while Old School Musical will be claimable this Friday, April 24. All of Twitch Prime's free games are accessible through the company's own PC client.

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/articles/amazon-is-giving-away-bonus-free-games-for-prime-m/1100-6476388/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

Dead Cells updated to Version 1.8.5

Dead Cells has been updated to Version 1.8.5. Check out the patch notes for this update below.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/359736-dead-cells-updated-to-version-1-8-5

Call Of Duty Mobile Launching A $1 Million Tournament You Can Play In

Activision will be hosting a Call of Duty Mobile tournament, with more than $1 million on the line. The Call of Duty Mobile World Championship 2020 will begin on April 30 as an online esports event. The tournament is being cosponsored by Sony.

Read more at https://www.gamespot.com/articles/call-of-duty-mobile-launching-a-1-million-tourname/1100-6476373/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

New Trademark Hints That Jurassic World Aftermath is the Next Jurassic Park Game

Jurassic World Evolution, which launched late in 2019, counts as the Jurassic Park franchise’s most recent game. Now there’s reason to believe yet another gaming experience is on the horizon. According to a newly filed trademark, fans of the series should probably look forward to Jurassic World Aftermath.

Read more at https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/04/22/jurassic-world-aftermath-trademark-game/

A recent Microsoft filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, as discovered by a Reddit user, has revealed the logo for the Xbox Series X.

Read more at https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/04/22/trademark-reveals-xbox-series-x-logo

Nintendo has ended production for Grey, Neon Yellow, and Red Joy-Con sets in Japan

Some interesting news regarding Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller sets has been released on the official Nintendo accessories webpage. According to some updated wording, the Grey, Neon Yellow, and Red Joy-Con sets (L+R) will no longer be in production going forward.

Read more at https://gonintendo.com/stories/359702-nintendo-has-ended-production-for-grey-neon-yellow-and-red-joy

Microsoft Flight Simulator Has a Massive 150GB Install

Microsoft has revealed the PC system requirements for Flight Simulator, and it requires a huge 150GB of harddrive space. While install sizes have been steadily increasing over the years, this places Microsoft Flight Simulator among the very largest on PC.

Read more at https://www.ign.com/articles/microsoft-flight-simulator-150gb-install