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Pokémon GO Celebrates Legendary Week

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Earlier this year The Pokémon Company declared 2018 the year of Legendary Pokémon. Popular mobile spin-off Pokémon GO is following suit, with a special Legendary Week running this week. It ends March 5.

The Pokémon GO Legendary Week will add Gen III Legendary Pokémon Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza to Raid Battles. As Legendary Pokémon these will be very difficult battles. There’s also a contest depending on which one is defeated more. If Kyogre and Groudon are defeated more than Rayquaza, Pokémon who prefer sunny or rainy weather (such as Lotad) will more likely hatch from eggs between March 6 and March 16. If Rayquaza is defeated more than Kyogre and Groudon combined, you’ll hatch windy weather Pokémon (like Bagon).

Legendary Pokémon were finally added to Pokémon GO last summer, along with the cooperative Raid Battles that they appear in. Raid battles typically require a group of people working together to wear them down so they can be captured.

The Year of Legendary Pokémon is a series of monthly giveaways. Each month brings a new Legendary Pokémon (or two) that can be downloaded from the internet or obtained via code from GameStop for Pokémon Sun and Moon and Ultra Sun and Moon. Currently there are two days left to grab Dialga and Palkia from GameStop. March will bring Regigigas and Heatran.

The Pokémon GO Legendary Week ends March 5.

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Play the Final Darwin Project Open Beta Test this Weekend

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The Hunger Games-like Darwin Project is hosting its second, and final, open beta this weekend on PC. To jump in simply download the game from Steam. The beta ends Monday, February 26 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern.

Over 80,000 beta testers played the first open beta earlier this year, including me. Canadian developer Scavengers Studio has been implementing feedback with their latest 1.7 patch. Highlights include Twitch spectator interactions, password-protected private matches, and a number of changes and improvements to the Show Director role.

In Darwin Project, 10 players compete in a free-for-all match in a dangerous arena. It’s mini-Battle Royale, with the last player alive crowned the winner. An eleventh player takes on the role of the Show Director, with the ability to spawn useful items, bestow helpful buffs, and rain down terror on the competing players.

New 1.7 changes include a rating system that directly affects the Show Director’s powers to help curb abusive Show Directors or those who show too much favoritism to friends.

The game has been a big hit thanks to its user interaction with streaming. The Twitch Spectator Interactions are a new feature, previously only available on Mixer. A livestreaming Show Director can allow their viewers to vote on what to do, and whom to do it to. It’s the Hunger Games, but with less revolution and romance.

Darwin Project is due to hit Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview within the coming months. The final open beta ends Monday, February 26 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern.