Pixelkin’s E3 2019 Complete Coverage

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All the biggest headlines, trailers, and details from gaming’s biggest annual convention.

EA Play 2019

EA Play 2019: Become a Mermaid in The Sims 4: Island Living

The latest expansion for The Sims 4, Island Living, was shown at the EA Play 2019 press conference. Island Living adds a new beach location, new careers, and mermaids. Island…Read More

EA Play 2019: Watch the Full Gameplay Demo for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

The most anticipated game from EA this year is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Developed by Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall), Fallen Order is a single player action-adventure starring a new Jedi…Read More

Xbox E3 2019

Xbox E3 2019: LEGO Races into Forza Horizon 4 in Speed Champions

Everything is awesome in the newest DLC pack to hit Forza Horizon 4. During the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, a new LEGO-themed expansion was announced for Forza, called LEGO…Read More

Xbox E3 2019: Next Gen Console Project Scarlet Launching with Halo Infinite

The marquis exclusive trailer reveal at the Xbox E3 2019 was none other than Halo Infinite, the newest upcoming game in the storied Halo franchise. Watch the lengthy Discover Hope…Read More

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Xbox E3 2019: Game Pass Ultimate Includes Xbox Live Gold, PC and Console Games

Recently Microsoft expanded their digital gaming subscription service with Xbox Game Pass for PC. At their E3 2019 press conference, they added Xbox Game Pass for PC to Game Pass…Read More

Xbox E3 2019: Cyberpunk 2077 Has Keanu Reeves and a Release Date

The E3 2019 press conferences are still currently ongoing as we head into the show itself. But many are declaring Microsoft the winner through sheer star power alone. Directly following…Read More


Xbox E3 2019: New Console Project Scarlett Arriving Holiday 2020

During the Xbox E3 2019 press conference Microsoft officially unveiled their next console. The as yet unnamed Project Scarlett will feature up to 8K resolutions and a solid state drive…Read More

Bethesda E3 2019

Bethesda E3 2019: Commander Keen Returns as a Mobile Game

Bethesda owns Id Software, and during their E3 2019 press conference, announced the surprising return of one of Id’s more forgotten franchises, Commander Keen. It’s being developed by Zenimax Online…Read More

Bethesda E3 2019: It’s Hell on Earth in Doom Eternal, Coming November

The biggest reveal during the Bethesda E3 2019 press conference was a deeper look at the highly anticipated DOOM sequel, DOOM Eternal. Id Software showed off the new multiplayer Battle…Read More

Bethesda E3 2019: The Dishonored Developers Reveal New Game Deathloop

Arkane Lyon are the developers behind the excellent stealth-action first-person Dishonored series. During the Bethesda E3 2019 press conference, they announced their newest project. It’s called Deathloop. Like Dishonored and…Read More

Ubisoft E3 2019

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Ubisoft E3 2019: Gods & Monsters is a Zelda-like Adventure by the Assassin’s Creed Team

Ubisoft had two major new game announcements at E3 2019. One of them was an expected sequel to Watch Dogs (which looks great). The other is Gods & Monsters, a…Read More
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Ubisoft E3 2019: Write Your Own Epic with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Story Creator

At E3 2019 Ubisoft announced a new Story Creator Mode for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Story Creator allows players to create their own quests using a new web-based tool, then upload…Read More

Ubisoft E3 2019: The Division 2 Free DLC Details Revealed, Play Free this Weekend

During the Ubisoft E3 2019 press conference, developer Massive Entertainment revealed their DLC plans for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The Division 2 DLC will include three free episodes throughout…Read More

Ubisoft E3 2019: Recruit the Resistance in Watch Dogs: Legion

Ubisoft opened up their E3 2019 press conference by revealing their most biggest game of the show: Watch Dogs: Legion. The third game in the action series takes place in…Read More

Square Enix E3 2019

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Square Enix E3 2019: Marvel’s Avengers Features an All New Story Coming in May 2020

Square Enix had previously signed a multi-game licensing deal to produce Marvel video games. Marvel’s Avengers is being developed by Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider), and we got our first trailer…Read More
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Square Enix E3 2019: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gameplay Trailer and Release Date

We’ve been patiently waiting for the highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake ever since it was first revealed during the Playstation conference at E3 2015. Now during E3 2019, Square…Read More

PC Gaming Show E3 2019

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PC Gaming Show E3 2019: Planet Zoo Release Date and Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

During the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019, Frontier Developments showcased a new trailer for upcoming sim park management game, Planet Zoo. We were also given a release date: November…Read More

PC Gaming Show E3 2019: Take Over the World in Evil Genius 2: World Domination

During the E3 2019 PC Gaming Show developer Rebellion announced a sequel to their 2004 strategy sim, Evil Genius. Evil Genius 2: World Domination will once again put players in…Read More

Nintendo Direct E3 2019

Nintendo E3 2019: New Animal Crossing, Breath of the Wild Sequel

Nintendo presented their usual Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, focusing on upcoming Switch games, including ones we knew about like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Pokémon Sword and Shield, as…Read More

Google Play Store Now Requires Target Audience for Child Safety

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As per a recent Android Developers blog, Google is taking steps to improve their Google Play mobile store and “reduce the chance that apps not intended for children could unintentionally attract them” on Android mobile devices.

New changes and policy updates will be rolled out in the coming months, beginning with requiring every developer to declare the intended target audience for each game on the Google Play store.

If children are the target audience, then developers will need to answer a series of follow-up questions, while Google also reviews the app themselves. The new policy will divide every app into three groups: Children as the target audience, a mix of children and older users, and older users only. Apps in the first two categories will be subject to Google’s Family Policy Requirements, which include restrictions on ads, data collection, augmented reality, and privacy policies, as well as obvious content restrictions such as violence and drug use.

Developers have until September 1 to fill out the new target audience section and comply with these new policies. Google has increased staffing and improved communications for app reviews and appeals to help expedite these sweeping changes.

Compared to the more heavily curated App Store on iOS, Google Play is much more of a Wild West of content, with many apps erroneously (or maliciously) targeting targeting young people with inappropriate content or advertising. These new policies are a step in the right direction.


Pokémon Home, Pokémon Sleep Coming 2020; Pokémon Direct Next Week

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At a recent press conference in Japan, The Pokémon Company announced several new projects, games, and apps. The big upcoming Pokéman game: Pokémon Sword and Shield, will be detailed in an upcoming Nintendo Direct next week on June 5.

Pokémon HOME is the next evolution of Pokémon Bank. It’s a cloud-based app where trainers can manage their collection of Pokémon throughout the modern generation of games, including Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Sword and Shield. It’s also compatible with Pokémon Bank, allowing you to transfer Pokémon from previous generations. Pokémon can also be traded with anyone around the world through Pokémon HOME with a mobile device. HOME is launching in early 2020 on iOS, Android, and Switch.

Pokémon Sleep is the less mobile cousin of Pokémon GO. It’s a mobile app that tracks your sleeping via the embedded accelerometer from the new Pokémon GO Plus + device. The new device has the same functionality as the original, allowing you to use it to play Pokémon GO as well. Details on how all this works are scarce but the company promises “a gameplay experience unlike any other.” Pokémon Sleep will launch for mobile devices in 2020.

Pokémon Masters is a proper mobile spin-off game. It features 3v3 Pokémon battles with the biggest trainers from Pokémon history. It’s built specifically for mobile casual mobile gameplay, and is launching later this year.

A new Detective Pikachu game was also announced. This one will be a sequel to the events of the first game, which released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2016. The new Detective Pikachu is being developed for the Switch. A release date has yet not been announced.

For those hoping for any information on the next big Pokémon games, you’ll have to wait until next week. A special Pokémon Direct will stream on June 5 at 6 am Pacific/9 am Eastern, and focus solely on Pokémon Sword and Shield. We expect to get an official release date, most likely in November.