MMORPG RuneScape Now Available on Steam

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One of the biggest active MMORPGs, RuneScape, has arrived on Steam this week. The Steam version includes achievements, badges, emoticons, trading cards, and exclusive in-game content.

Three optional membership tiers include exclusive content for Steam users, including a Forge Goblin Warhammer and Forge Goblin Pet.

RuneScape Starter Pack ($14.99)

  • 1 Month Membership
  • 15 Treasure Hunter Keys
  • Cosmetic: Forge Goblin Warhammer

RuneScape Standard Pack ($39.99)

  • 3 Month Membership
  • 50 Treasure Hunter Keys
  • Cosmetic: Forge Goblin Outfit
  • RuneScape Soundtrack: The Orchestral Collection

RuneScape Max Pack ($129.99)

  • 12 Month Membership
  • x2 Cosmetic Tokens
  • 50 extra Bank Spaces
  • Extra Daily Treasure Hunter Key
  • 75 Treasure Hunter Keys
  • Cosmetic: Forge Goblin Frog Pet & Forge Goblin Outfit & Forge Goblin Warhammer
  • RuneScape Soundtrack: The Orchestral Collection

Current players can link their existing RuneScape account to Steam, to continue playing their characters. Cross-platform progression is supported across Steam, the original PC client, and mobile editions, currently in Early Access/Beta on Android and iOS.

“I’m so excited that RuneScape is now available on Steam, bringing one of the world’s largest MMORPGs, to one of the world’s ultimate gaming destinations,” said Ryan Ward, RuneScape Executive Producer. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work in partnership with Steam and to create fun, unique content for Steam’s worldwide community. This is just the beginning of bringing RuneScape to a wider audience”.

In nearly 20 years since its original release, RuneScape has welcomed over 285 million player accounts, including its highest membership ever this year.

RuneScape is free to play with optional membership subscription, which includes more characters, skill, stories, and quests.

Grow Pumpkins During the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween Event

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Even living on a tropical island can’t stop the festive fall season from arriving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. A free update is available now, adding pumpkin crops and Halloween costumes to prepare for October 31.

Pumpkin seeds can be purchased from Leif year-round or in Nook’s Cranny during the month of October. Grown pumpkins can be harvested to create new pumpkin-based DIY recipes. You can learn the new recipes from fellow island residents.

At the Able Sisters hop you’ll be able to purchase Halloween costumes, like a mage’s dress, throughout the month. Body paint, colored contacts, and other accessories can be acquired by redeeming Nook Miles.

“For players that have yet to create their personal island paradise in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, now is a great time to get started,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP. “Players who enjoyed their islands during the spring and summer will find new ways to play when they experience the new festive activities that fall has to offer.”

After 5 pm on October 31, the Halloween night event begins. Neighbors will gather in the plaza, which will be decorated for Halloween. The czar of Halloween, the mysterious Jack, will also be there. By giving Jack candy you can earn in-game rewards, but you’ll need to share with your neighbors as well.

The Halloween event lasts throughout the month of October. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Go Will Finally Connect with Pokémon Home Later this Year

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Since the release of Pokémon Home earlier this year, Pokémon GO trainers have been eagerly waiting news on when the mobile storage app will support Pokémon GO. The Pokémon Company announced that integration between Home and GO will finally arrive later this year.

Pokémon Home is a mobile app that allows you to transfer, trade, and store pokémon. Most importantly, it lets you bring pokémon from other games into Pokémon Sword and Shield – and presumably from Sword and Shield into the next big Pokémon game.

Once Pokémon caught in GO can be transferred to Home, those pokémon could then be transferred into Sword and Shield. But there’s an important catch: Pokémon must be registered in the Pokédex of Sword and Shield, or have already been obtained at least once.

Special pokémon from GO cannot be transferred to Home. We’re assuming this means all the holiday hat-wearing Pikachus you’ve been collecting over the years. Also, once pokémon are transferred to Home they cannot return to GO – it’s a one-way trip!

Transferring any pokémon from GO to Home will grant you two special Mystery Gifts, one in Home and one in GO. The Home gift contains a unique Melmetal. Melmetal is a very rare pokémon who was introduced in Pokémon GO. This version of Melmetal can Gigantamax in Sword and Shield. Melmetal evolves from Meltan, which is in the gift you’ll receive in Pokémon GO.

Pokémon Home is free-to-download with optional paid subscription on Switch and mobile devices.