Introducing Prince Of Persia: The Dagger Of Time, A VR Escape Room

This isn't the new Prince of Persia game you were hoping for, but at least Ubisoft is still dreaming up new adventures in this popular universe. Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time is a virtual reality escape room designed for teams of up to four players. Developer Ubisoft Düsseldorf hopes to have this Sands of Time-based experience out in the wild this spring.

Your goal as a team is to escape the Fortress of Time wielding the magical dagger of note to solve puzzles, some requiring you to rewind time, others pushing you to speed it up, and you may event need to stop it completely. You'll also need to keep an eye on Kaileena, the Empress of Time, and her army of sand monsters. Using room-scale VR, you'll need your team to move around the room to explore and solve puzzles.

Developer Ubisoft Düsseldorf is no stranger to VR escape rooms, having already made two others: Assassin's Creed: Medusa's Gate and Assassin's Creed: Escape the Lost Pyramid.

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Pokémon Home Now Live, Gives You Free Gen 1 Starter And Pikachu To Add To Your Collection

Since the beginning of the franchise, Game Freak has expressed a desire for the ability to bring your Pokémon forward into future games. While that process has not been without its hiccups and headaches, apps like the Poké Transporter and the Pokémon Bank for 3DS were designed with that function in mind. Now, Switch users finally have a way to bring creatures forward into Sword & Shield, as well as future mainline Pokémon RPGs through Pokémon Home, which is now available.

Pokémon Home links to Pokémon Bank to allow you to carry forward stored creatures into current games. While a free version exists, players who are serious about bringing their Pocket Monsters forward are probably going to want to look at the $15.99/year (or $2.99/month if you just want to do this once) Premium plan, which bumps your storage capacity up from 30 Pokémon to 6,000, as well as higher capacity in Wonder Box and GTS.

In addition, just for downloading the app and linking it to your Nintendo Account, you get..

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Activision Blizzard Removes Games From GeForce Now

Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service exited beta last week with hundreds of games, but users will find some of the titles they may have been playing have suddenly been removed. Activision Blizzard abruptly removed all of its games (like Overwatch and World of Warcraft) from the service yesterday with no real explanation.

The news comes from a Nvidia representative in GeForce Now's official forum. The representative said wrote, “Per their request, please be advised Activision Blizzard games will be removed from the service. While unfortunate, we hope to work together with Activision Blizzard to reenable these games and more in the future.”

In the same post, Nvidia says that over 1,500 games are being on-boarded and will be added to the service in the future. If you purchased the Activision Blizzard games, you can still play them, just not through GeForce Now.

This shift away from GeForce Now comes on the heels of Activision Blizzard inking a deal with Google to exclusivel..

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Stardew Valley Spinoff Games Are In Development

The immensely popular farming game Stardew Valley will be revisited in the future through two new games, but neither are what you would expect. The news comes from Stardew Valley's creator Eric Barone while answering a Twitter question about the future of the game's universe.

When asked if new games would be on the way, Barone replied “I'm actually working on a couple of new projects. One takes place in the world of Stardew Valley, but is not a farming game. The other, I'm not 100 percent sure about the world yet, but it will tie into Stardew Valley in some way.”

When the news began to spread across social media and into news stories like the one you are reading now, Barone added “all I ask is please don't get too hyped at this stage. I want to avoid too much hype or speculation. I'd like to just make whatever game comes naturally to me without too much pressure or expectation.”

The big takeaway from Barone's response is that Stardew Valley will li..

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2K Silicon Valley Studio Becomes 31st Union

2K has announced that internal developer 2K Silicon Valley will now be known as 31st Union, with progress already underway on an unannounced new IP.

2K Silicon Valley was inaugurated last year with Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games (Call of Duty: WWII and more) as president.

Alongside the new studio name, 31st Union is also starting up a European division based in Spain.

Although no details have been announced just yet about 31st's game, Tyler Michaud, head of strategy at 31st Union generally described the studios' approach to the project in a press release. “We believe diverse perspectives and experiences are crucial to creating a truly global entertainment experience with a deep connection to passionate fans.”

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This April’s PUBG Gobal Series Event In Berlin Has Been Postponed Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to health concerns linked to the spreading coronavirus, PUBG Corporation today announced the postponement of this April's PUBG Global Series event in Berlin. PUBG Corporation still plans on running all four of its Global Series events this year, but there may be some delays due to the virus, and perhaps even venue changes. A PUBG Corporation representative told Game Informer that the team is actively working on a replacement event.

PUBG Corporation offered an official statement on the situation:

PUBG Corporation is actively monitoring the spread of the latest coronavirus, which was recently declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.

With the health and safety of our players, employees, and fans as our top priorities, we've made the difficult decision to postpone April's PGS: Berlin event. The dates and times of regional qualifiers may also be subject to change. The plan to host four PUBG global esports events in 2020 remains unchanged, an..

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