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Welcome to the 3rd weekly AYS Gaming Column, and the first of 2021, where Sam Ellis, Jr. Editor for Allyourscreens, discusses new gaming news and events in the gaming world. I am fueled by the New Year, and nothing else.
Epic Games, who is known for creating Fortnite, decided to turn a North Carolina mall into a new HQ. As the company’s current HQ is also in Cary, NC, and is a mere 10-minute drive from the mall. It will start this year, and will be finished by 2024.
For the Kanto event in Pokemon GO, you can win your custom NPC in the game, and you have to submit it to Twitter with the hashtag #PokemonGoTourContest, and it must follow these conditions: it must have your trainer profile visible with your trainer name and outfit, a list of the 3 Pokemon you want to use, and the hashtag above. If you want to compete, you have to submit it by January 11 at 11:59:59 PST, and meet those requirements mentioned above. Niantic will pick the people who best meet those requirements, and will be added to the game on February 20th, when the Kanto Tour will take place.
Also, for the Pokemon, you have to pick Kanto Pokemon, and you can’t pick Ditto, or any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon. Only 8 people will be selected, and winners will be DM’ed around the 18th of January. Everyone can enter and Niantic will choose winners based on those categories, not counting the hashtag.
This is the first ever AYS Weekly Teen Gaming Column, written by AYS Jr. editor Sam Ellis. I'm at AYS HQ and working through this with the help of Fortnite and allergies.
These are the biggest gaming news from the past week:
The first story I'm going to cover in this week's column is the deal with Apple and Google taking Fortnite off of their app stores because of payment issues. One thing I noticed is that around the day it happened, Epic Games (the game's creator) decided to lower the V-bucks prices by 20%. According to Gamespot, Epic Games said that Apple has "retaliated ferociously", and filed for a temporary restraining order towards the company. Gamespot has an article about the whole #freefortnite situation.
Apex Legends, competitor of Fortnite, is launching it's 6th season soon, and it's bringing changes to the World's End map. The thing about the Fortnite Reboot vans is that they took the inspiration of Apex's reboot system, and put it into a van in the game.
One of the developers of the up and rising game Fall Guys warns people about scams for a non-existent mobile version, which the devs plan not to release one for now, as it's only playable on PC and Playstation.
This is all for this week. I am testing this column as a new idea for the site, and based on how this does, I may write more of these.
Sam Ellis is a 15-year-old spending part of the pandemic learning about journalism.