Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric is a freelance writer who enjoys talking about video games, movies, books and Dallas-based sports teams. Every week he watches a random film from his collection of several hundred DVDs and live tweets about it @RogueWatson. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and daughter, two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, some hermit crabs and a bookshelf full of Transformers.

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Week-long GOG Sale Features 150+ of the Most Wishlisted Games

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A new sale kicks off today for digital PC store GOG.com. The Most Wanted Games Sale highlights over 150 of the most wishlisted games on GOG, up to 85% off. The sale ends April 23.

Unsurprisingly the top spots on everyone’s whishlists are dominated by big RPGs. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its expansions hold the #1 spot (The Witcher 3 was developed and published by GOG owners CD Projekt). It’s currently 60% off.

Clocking in at #2 is the seminal 1999 cRPG Planescape: Torment, which is still lauded as having one of the more memorable stories and best writing in gaming (67% off). A spiritual sequel, Torment: Tides of Numenera, released last year from InXile Entertainment (it’s 50% off on the Most Wanted Sale).

At the third spot is the other seminal cRPG from that Golden Age, Baldur’s Gate II (75% off). Note that as with Planescape: Torment you’re technically buying the Beamdog-developed Enhanced Editions. Both games include their unaltered originals and the Enhanced Editions have generally been well received.

Other highlights of the Most Wanted Sale include a mix of classic and modern favorites: Divinity: Original Sin 2 (15% off), Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (35% off), Darkest Dungeon (60% off) and Superhot (50% off).

Does you wishlist line up with the general community’s? Or are you like me, having purchased most of those games already and now your wishlist is an eclectic assortment of less popular games that never go on sale? Harrumph.

The Most Wanted Games sale ends April 23. In related GOG news, if you pre-order Battletech you can get Shadowrun Returns for free, while a pre-order of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire nets you Wasteland 2.

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Discover More Gen 1 Pokémon in Pokémon GO this Week

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With the recent arrival of Mythical Pokémon Mew comes an increase in all first generation Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Those are Pokémon who appeared in the Kanto region, the setting of the original Pokémon Red and Blue games of the late 90s. The Kanto Celebration is going on now and ends April 17.

Initially the Gen 1 Kanto Pokémon were the only Pokémon available when Pokémon GO launched in Summer 2016. In the nearly two years since, Pokémon GO has added Pokémon from Gen 2 (Johto) and Gen 3 (Hoenn), which technically makes it more difficult to capture any specific Pokémon.

Certain rare Kanto Pokémon such as Snorlax and Aerodactyl will appear in Raid Battles during the event, allowing trainers to team up and capture them. Trainers can acquire special boxes containing Raid Passes to challenge these Pokémon.

Capturing any Kanto Pokémon during the event will reward double the Candy.

Recently Pokémon GO added an all new daily quest system called Field Reserach, which give short-term goals and rewards such as capturing a certain type of Pokémon or visiting PokéStops. More long-term goals were added as Special Research. The first works toward unlocking Mew, the original Mythical Pokémon from the Kanto region.

The Kanto region Celebration event ends April 17.