The next Batman game doesn’t have Batman in it. Or so we’re told. Gotham Knights iscoming in 2021, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Saturday at DC Fandome. The reveal concludes a year of teases and insinuations about when the next game was coming and what, or who, it would involve.

Gotham Knights is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X next year, and will be playable solo or in co-op, Warner Bros. said in a news release.

In Gotham Knights, Bruce Wayne has supposedly perished in a massive explosion. In a message to his surviving comrades, he tells them how to carry on in his absence. The trailer revealed Red Hood, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Robin (aka the Bat Family) as the cast of four playable characters. Gotham Knights will be a co-op game set in an open-world Gotham City.

At the end of Gotham Knights’ reveal trailer verified that the game’s antagonists will be the Court of Owls, a generations-long conspiracy of Gotham City’s wealthiest families. Batman writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo created the Court in 2011.

“You’re not trying to become the new Batman, you’re trying to become your own badass superhero,” said Fleur Marty, a senior producer with WB Games Montreal.

The studio provided a seven-minute look at Gotham Knights’ gameplay, in which the heroes take on Mr. Freeze.

WB Games Montreal made 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins. It received generally positive reviews, but nowhere near the acclaim given to the three Batman: Arkham games by Rocksteady Studios from 2009 to 2015.

Rocksteady is at work on a Suicide Squad adaptation, which will be formally revealed later today.


Square Enix will have its own E3 showcase on Sunday, June 13, during the kickoff weekend for E3 2021, the company announced Thursday.

Known as Square Enix Presents, the show will go live at 3:15 p.m. EDT/12:15 p.m. PDT on June 13. In its announcement, Square Enix called out a few items that will appear at the showcase, most notably a “world premiere” coming from Eidos-Montreal. The showcase will last around 40 minutes, and fans can watch on YouTube or Twitch.

Eidos-Montreal is the studio behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. After Mankind Divided’s launch in 2016, Kotaku and Eurogamer reported that Eidos-Montreal was working on a new Marvel project rather than continuing with the Deus Ex franchise. The studio’s next game is reportedly based on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Square Enix will reveal more than just Eidos-Montreal’s latest title at its E3 2021 presentation. The showcase will feature updates on Babylon’s Fall from PlatinumGames, Life is Strange: True Colors from Deck Nine, and Marvel’s Avengers from Crystal Dynamics. The latter will consist of details on the upcoming Black Panther – War for Wakanda expansion, which will finally add Black Panther to the roster.

Thursday’s announcement didn’t mention the upcoming Final Fantasy 16 at all, which is a little odd, considering fans haven’t seen much of the game since October . While the game could still appear during the showcase, it’s possible that Square Enix may not have anything to show. With Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade coming only days ahead of the show, it seems unlikely that we’ll get an update on the next entry in Cloud Strife’s adventure.

Fans will learn more about what Square Enix does — and doesn’t — have to show when E3 2021 starts next week.


And the rumours go as far back as 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy game is coming from Eidos Montreal, a resurgence of rumours suggest.

Square Enix today confirmed that a new title from the Deus Ex studio will feature as part of the publisher’s E3 2021 livestream, and VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb says it will be GotG.

Way back in 2017, rumours suggested Eidos Montreal had been told to shelve the Deus Ex franchise to work on a Marvel title for Square Enix; at the same time, Crystal Dynamics began work on an Avengers title which has already been released. We’ve heard nothing from Eidos Montreal since then… so we’re willing to bet these rumours are legit.

We don’t have long to wait — Square Enix’s E3 2021 livestream is set for next week.

Would you be excited for a Guardians of the Galaxy game?

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The hottest thing in the hobby right now might not be a member of the deep 2017 MLB rookie crop. It’s not an athlete. It’s Charizard. Yes, the Pokemon dragon that millions of kids were chasing back in the day. A 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition Charizard Holo graded BGS 10 sold for $55,650 on eBay.

Getting the Pristine BGS grade, three of the four subgrades (Edges, Corners and Surface) are all 10s. The only thing holding it back from Black Label status is the 9.5 for Centering.

The 1st Edition Charizard Holo could be compared to the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle for baseball and 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan for basketball. It has attained a similar iconic status, as far as Pokemon go. It’s known even by those who couldn’t otherwise tell you the difference between a Pikachu and a Raichu.

This card came on the heels of another big recent 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition Charizard Holo sale. This one, a PSA 10, went for $18,900 on July 23 via eBay. Both this sale and the BGS 10 were consignments through PWCC Auctions.

Another PSA 10 Charizard Holo ended at around the same time as the BGS 10, closing at $20,000.

Is My Pokemon 1st Edition Charizard Worth $50,000?

Before you start planning for a Scrooge McDuck-esque money bin (or even a Clark Griswold-ian swimming pool), if you have an original Charizard, it’s probably not worth thousands of dollars.

First off, this is the 1st Edition version that is commanding the huge amounts. The 1999 Pokemon Charizard has a few different versions. All are coveted and command decent money. But it’s the 1st Edition version, noted by the small bit of foil, that identifies this one.

However, the big driver of these massive sales is the condition. They’re among the best of the best out there, which is reflected with the grades. Just two have been graded BGS 10 Pristine. As for PSA 10 copies, there were 110 at the time of this sale.

Even if your 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition Charizard Holo isn’t in perfect condition, it’s still likely to draw interest and carry some value — just like when it came out of packs nearly 20 years ago. It might just not be measured in tens of thousands of dollars.

If you are interested in learning about how to get your Pokemon cards graded through BGS, you can check out the page here or get in touch with a sales rep. You can also access and subscribe to Beckett’s Pokemon online price guide.


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Palworld is a self-described “multiplayer, open-world survival crafting game” but we’re calling it Pokemon with guns and everything else including the kitchen sink.

From its trailer below, Palworld literally has it all. You can befriend Pals, ride upon Pals as mounts, use Pals as shields, shoot and kill Pals, enslave Pals to work for you their entire lifespan so long as they’re routinely fed during all that time… yep. We told you; it has everything.

Twitter doesn’t really know what to make of the game, with some saying it’s unnecessarily cruel and others saying it knows exactly what it’s doing.

“I’m convinced that Palworld is a weird social experiment, there’s no way this is real,” writes Dee. “The description on the Steam page [here] is absolutely insane.”

Developed and published by Pocketpair, Palworld is currently slated for a 2022 release on Windows PC.

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The 24th season of the popular anime series is coming soon.

The Pokémon anime is getting its 24th season, and both Ash Ketchum and Pikachu will be back for new adventures this year. The Pokémon Company International confirmed the new season, titled Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, will come to select markets this summer, while additional releases all around the globe will happen throughout 2021.

The current Pokémon season, Pokémon Journeys, will still air new episodes weekly until the end of May. Pokémon Journeys led Ash through all the eight main regions of the Pokémon universe, as opposed to other seasons that focused on a single region and a specific championship. New protagonist Goh also shared the spotlight, helping Ash with his Pokémon research while pursuing the mythical Mew.

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Master Journeys will once again follow Ash and Goh in their adventures, meaning that we can expect the focus of the show to keep on Pokémon research, with new mysteries to uncover. The new season was announced as part of Pokémon25, the official celebration of the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Accordingly to Pokémon Company International, we can expect a trailer for Master Journeys to be released soon on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series will premiere this summer in select markets, but you can already check the official synopsis for the season and new photos from Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series below.

“It’s a big, big world, but you know where to find Ash and Goh—battling and catching Pokémon from Kanto to Galar! With Pikachu, Cinderace, and their other Pokémon beside them, our heroes continue to travel all over the world to research Pokémon for Cerise Laboratory. Along the way, Ash climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings, and Goh adds more Pokémon to his Pokédex in his quest to catch Mew. Meanwhile, Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokémon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee. New friends, returning rivals, and exciting adventures await—as the journey continues!”

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If I were to show my New Pokémon Snap gallery to my high school photography teacher, I do not think he would be pleased. Holly, he would say, you forgot the rule of thirds, this lighting is terrible, and why does your subject’s face take up most of the photo? Then he would shake his head at me like Professor Oak, reward me 0 points, and suggest that I try again. If my New Pokémon Snap photos were of anything other than rare Pokémon, they’d be supremely disappointing.

But in New Pokémon Snap, those same criteria might award me its system’s highest honor. It seems to them, my “best” photos are ones that are mostly taken up by a Pokémon’s face. I understand why this is. After all, the goal is less about taking a good picture, and more about documenting the existence and behaviors of the Pokémon, technique be damned. The images that will get you the most points, or elevate its reward tier on the 1-4 star scale, are those that capture Pokémon in increasingly rare scenarios, like sleeping, dancing, or reacting to being hit in the face with a Fluffruit. While this is effective for the game’s safari-on-rails format and captures the spirit of wildlife photography, it’s a shame if your values are broader. It’s almost crushing to get a low score on the pictures that take into account criteria like framing, depth of field, contrast, texture, and lighting.

Then again, photography, like any form of art, is a subjective medium. When it came to the photo’s grading system, the developers of New Pokémon Snap had a challenge on their hands. An algorithm-based detection system can confirm patterns but is doomed to lack the nuance that comes from the filter of human experience. And there’s no way an actual person could individually grade them all. Even if they could, the opinions would be wildly inconsistent and subject to debate, opening up all kinds of unintended conflict. The simplicity of the system, however reductive, is a small sacrifice for the game’s ability to exist at all.

Of course, I’m being facetious, in that it doesn’t actually matter if New Pokémon Snap knows how to assess a good photo. It’s a game for kids that lets you put stickers and faces on your photos. A few dozen hours in a videogame isn’t enough to erase years of practice and skill I’ve already put into the hobby. No one’s sifting through my gallery for the next Pulitzer Prize winner, anyway.

Plus, there are a few positive things a budding young photographer can take away from New Pokémon Snap or videogames in general. A lot of games have a photo mode these days, and some of them even offer the basic tools of a good camera while adding tweaks inspired and enabled by the digital format. The Fallout 76 photo mode, for example, seems to build on some of the photo-taking tricks used by…


How to complete the Meganium’s Pal request in New Pokemon Snap.

Meganium’s Pal is a request in New Pokemon Snap that tasks you with reuniting this gentle giant with a long lost friend. While it might sound easy, the method of completing this request is actually pretty specific, which is why we’ve taken the liberty of putting together this handy New Pokemon Snap Meganium’s Pal guide.


So, if you’re stumped as to how to complete Meganium’s Pal and just want to tick this request off the list already, look no further than this detailed Meganium’s Pal guide for New Pokemon Snap.

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New Pokemon Snap: How To Complete Meganium’s Pal

Meganium’s Pal is set up in such a way that it sounds as if all you have to do is look around for a nearby Pokemon. Apparently, whenever Meganium arrives at the tree in the snap above, it starts looking around for its friend – it can’t see them, but maybe you can.

In fact, Meganium’s pal is nowhere to be seen. In order to reunite it with its friend, you need to follow a few highly specific steps, and even then there’s sometimes room for error due to what seems like RNG. Here’s everything you need to do.


  • Get the Florio Nature Park Illumina Spot to rank two.
  • When you spawn in, Meganium should be asleep in front of you. When it wakes up, don’t throw Illumina orbs at it – you need Meganium to be in its ordinary form as much as possible.
  • Throw Illumina orbs at the cliff above the first Crystabloom. This will cause Shaymin to come out from whatever it’s hiding and stand on the edge of the cliff. Unfortunately, Shaymin is not Meganium’s pal.
  • When Meganium reaches Shaymin, it will stop and allow it to jump on its head. As the pair continue forward, throw Illumina orbs at the second Crystabloom, but make sure you don’t accidentally hit Meganium with them. Illumina Meganium sprints to the edge of the map, right past where its hidden pal is, making the request impossible to complete.


New Pokémon Snap is all about taking pictures of Pokémon, adding new Pokémon, and improving upon the Nintendo 64 classic.

In the Lental region, there’s a mysterious phenomenon occurring with Pokémon: they glow. The region seems to have special large, glowing Pokémon with special energy, dubbed Illumina Pokémon. As you learn about Pokémon and the areas they inhabit, you have to help Professor Mirror figure out what the deal is with Illumina Pokémon and the history behind them.

Our guides will help you find all the Pokémon on the different Lental region islands, as well as figure out the best way to photograph Illumina Pokémon and use items and tools like Illumina Orbs, Fluffruit, scanning, and music .

Interact with Pokémon to get poses

Using tools like glowing Illumina Orbs and tasty Fluffruit, you can get Pokémon to pose and react differently than they would normally. You can also run scans on the area and play music for Pokémon, which may dance or cheer once they hear a fun rhythm.

Take photos of the powerful Illumina Pokémon

Each area in Lental has its very own Illumina Pokémon, which serves as a powerful guardian. These Pokémon are not only huge, but some of them are hard to photograph, since they’ll hide and try to avoid you. For that, we have boss guides for every one in every region.

Find rare Pokémon

Some Pokémon won’t be in plain sight, and you’ll have to do a bit of digging to complete your entire Pokédex. Have no fear, as we have guides on how to fill in your album’s empty spots.