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Call Of Duty Mobile Beta Beginning In Some Regions; Maps, Modes, And More Details Announced

Activision has shared more details on Call of Duty Mobile as the spinoff approaches the regional beta testing phase. The first closed beta is beginning this week in India, with regional tests starting soon in Australia and then following to other territories over the coming months.

A post on the Activision Blog details the upcoming game. A variety of control options let you customize the toggles like sensitivity, gyroscope aiming, field of vision, and sprinting. You can choose Simple Mode, which auto-fires your weapon, or Advanced Mode that uses manual firing along with some other options and HUD customizations. It even boasts 17 sliders for aiming sensitivity.

As a Call of Duty game, of course, you can select up to three Scorestreak equipment like the Recon Car, Air Supply Drop, Missile Strike, Drone, and Sentry Gun. From your Loadout menu you’ll pick a Primary and a Secondary weapon, each with its own optics and attachments, grenades, and perks. Your five loadout slots can be one of several characters from Call of Duty history, including Alex Mason, Soap MacTavish, and Ghost Riley.

So far the studio has announced five modes: Free-For-All, Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, and Domination. It will also bring back several well-known Call of Duty maps, including Crossfire, Standoff, Crash, Killhouse, and Firing Range.

You can pre-register through the official site which will also sign you up for a chance at the beta. Additional gameplay modes are still to be announced.

from GameSpot – Game News

Yes, Pokemon Sword And Shield Have Trainer Customization

Since Pokemon X and Y, each mainline installment in the series has allowed you to customize your trainer’s outfit, and it looks like that will be the case in Pokemon Sword and Shield as well. While the games’ reveal trailer hinted that trainer customization would return, the feature was confirmed when clothing retailer Uniqlo announced the winners of its Pokemon t-shirt design competition.

The winning design will not only be made into a real shirt, it’ll also appear in the upcoming Nintendo Switch games as a clothing option for your trainer (via Serebii). Uniqlo’s website shared a pair of screenshots showcasing the male and female trainers wearing the winning shirt rather than their default clothes, confirming you’ll be able to change their outfits. You can take a look at the screenshots below.

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It remains to be seen how many different clothing options will be available in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Both Pokemon X/Y and Sun/Moon allowed you to purchase an assortment of different outfits and accessories for your trainer, from hats and glasses to bags and shoes, and that will presumably be the case in Sword and Shield as well. One thing we do know for sure, however, is your avatar will at least be able to don a soccer-like uniform; the male trainer could be seen wearing one as he entered a stadium near the end of the games’ reveal trailer.

Nintendo gave fans their first look at Sword and Shield during a special Pokemon Direct broadcast this past February. While the presentation was fairly brief, it did reveal some important details about the upcoming games. For one, the titles are set in a new region called Galar, which appears to be inspired by the UK. We also got to see the games’ new starter Pokemon: the Grass-type monkey Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are slated to launch for Switch in “late” 2019. We’ll presumably learn more about the games during Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation, which is set to take place on Tuesday, June 11, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST. Until then, you can check out everything we know about Pokemon Sword and Shield so far.

from GameSpot – Game News

The Best Game Deals At Amazon For Memorial Day Weekend (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)

While not a games-focused retailer, Amazon often has some of the best gaming deals available online, even discounting some new games on release day and dropping the price on expensive first-party Switch games. The digital store currently has great discounts on some noteworthy games for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. And if you live in the US, you may have a three-day weekend ahead of you due to Memorial Day, which means even more time for gaming–so we’re here to let you know about all the best deals.

On Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is back in stock this week for $10 off, a rare price for one of the Switch’s flagship games. Both Pokemon: Let’s Go games are down to $45 and can help you get your Pokemon fix until Pokemon Sword and Shield are out later this year. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is also discounted at $45, and you can grab Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for $49.94.

Over on PS4, Nier: Automata‘s Game of the Yorha Edition is only $28 and includes all DLC and bonus content. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is only $25. On both PS4 and Xbox One, don’t miss Monster Hunter World for $19, Devil May Cry 5 for $40, and The Division 2 for $45. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is also only $45 on Xbox One, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a bit cheaper than elsewhere at $26.20.

Remember that if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll get free two-day shipping on many of these games. See more of the best game deals at Amazon below!

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