Monthly Archives: February 2019

FedEx Building Delivery Robots

FedEx announced it will begin testing an autonomous, six-wheeled delivery robot called the SameDay Bot this summer.

Revealed by FedEx, the SameDay Bot features four primary wheels and two extra front-facing wheels designed to navigate over various kinds of terrain including streets, sidewalks, sand, puddles, steep slopes and steps. Its cargo can be configured for single or multiple deliveries, and secures its contents so a recipient only has access to their own delivery. It also allows for the transportation of hot and cold items, like food deliveries or groceries.

The SameDay Bot. Credit: FedEx. The SameDay Bot. Credit: FedEx.

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Detective Pikachu: Every Pokemon in the New Movie

At this point, there are over 800 species of Pokemon in this wildly popular video game franchise. And with another pair of sequels hitting the Nintendo Switch later this year, expect that number to grow. But Pokemon fans are also looking forward to the release of Detective Pikachu, the very first live-action Pokemon movie. The trailers released so far have been absolutely crammed with Pokemon both large and small, so to help you make sense of this sensory onslaught, we've got a breakdown of every Pokemon we know will be appearing in the movie (so far).

Check out every Pokemon from Detective Pikachu below!

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Game of Thrones: George RR Martin Turned Down Season 8 Cameo

George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series that HBO's Game of Thrones is based off of, turned down the chance to make a cameo in the show’s final season.

In an interview with EW, Martin revealed that series showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss invited him to travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland to make an appearance in one of the show’s final episodes, but he turned it down, reportedly citing a desire to focus on writing The Winds of Winter.

“David and Dan invited me to a cameo in one of the final episodes, which I was tempted to do,” said Martin. “But I didn’t think just for the sake of a cameo I could take the time to return to Belfast.”

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How Can Anthem Survive Post-Launch?


On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush discusses the launch of Anthem with Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Andrew Goldfarb. The panel takes a look at the ups and downs of the launch of BioWare's latest, and dive into what we'd like to see to give Anthem longevity moving forward, and to keep us coming back beyond its launch.

But beyond that, we also say goodbye to Andrew Goldfarb, after he's announced he's leaving IGN this week. Andrew's been with the show since episode 221, and will have more to say about his future soon.


Star Wars: The Mandalorian Has Finished Principal Photography

Star Wars: The Mandalorian, the Jon Favreau-produced series coming to Disney+, has officially wrapped principal photography.

Announced in an episode of The Star Wars Show, this news means the show is officially entering the post-production stage of development and is on its way for an eventual release on Disney’s streaming service.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to Be Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the upcoming action-adventure game coming from Respawn Entertainment, will be revealed at this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

Announced in an episode of The Star Wars Show, an exclusive first look of Fallen Order will debut during a special panel on Saturday, April 13. The panel will feature a discussion revealing “never before heard details” ahead of the game’s release, which the hosts listed as Fall 2019. The game follows a Padawan that survived Order 66 and takes place shortly after the events Revenge of the Sith.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Every Pokemon Confirmed So Far

Earlier today, Nintendo, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company and Game Freak, officially revealed Pokémon Sword and Shield, giving fans their first looks at the eighth generation of Pokémon.

In addition to revealing Sword and Shield's three starters, today's Direct featured roughly one minute of game footage, highlighting 13 other Pokémon that'll inhabit the new region of Galar. Click through the gallery below, or scroll to the bottom of this page, to see which 16 Pokémon have, so far, been confirmed for the upcoming Nintendo Switch RPGs.

While not confirmed, it's safe to assume Sword and Shield will also include the evolutionary families of the Pokémon seen above. If so, that would add the likes of Raichu and Snorlax, among others, to the roster. Assuming Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble each evolve twice, as is standard with starter Pokémon, that would bring the current creature count to 37.

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Xbox One Deals: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for $24 and More

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A new week means a new set of deals on digital Xbox One games. If you enjoy saving money on games, this is your week, because tons of Xbox One games are currently on discount, thanks to the Ubisoft publisher sale, Spotlight Sale, and Deals with Gold. Most of these discounts are available to everyone, but some require an Xbox Live Gold subscription. The deals go away March 4, so grab what you want before then. Let's jump in.

One of the biggest standout deals is Assassin's Creed Odyssey on sale for $24. If you want to tack on the season pass and digital items included in the Deluxe Edition, you can grab the Ultimate Edition for just $39.60. Those who missed out on the previous installment can also pick up Assassin's Creed Origins on sale for $15 as well. The earlier titles are also on sale, so check out the highlights below or visit Microsoft's site to view the entire sale.

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Fortnite Season 8 Downtime and Patch Information Detailed

Get your pirate gear in order, Season 8 of Fortnite is set to launch tomorrow and Epic has detailed the release date and time of downtime.

Season 7 will conclude at 1am PT on February 28 and downtime for the 8.00 patch will begin immediately after. Patch notes detailing any new weapons, map changes, or gameplay alterations will be released by Epic as soon as downtime begins.

Downtime between updates typically lasts about an hour, but Epic has confirmed this is a larger patch and downtime will take longer.

Any replays saved before the update will be rendered useless after downtime concludes. Unlockable styles for outfits from the Season 7 Battle Pass can still be unlocked during Season 8 as long as the base skins were unlocked prior to the new season.

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