AMG’S WEEKLY RESPAWN FEATURES INTERESTING AND HUMOROUS GAMING NEWS THAT MADE HEADLINES THE PAST WEEK.
This week we cover trouble at twitter, an all-woman’s League of Legends tournament, and some interesting AI-generated Pokémon!
Google Opens the Windows for Mobile
Google is bringing their mobile games to PC through their brand new beta for Google Play Games.
Gamers will now be able to enjoy popular mobile titles with cross-saving to sync progression between the two platforms seamlessly. Some titles currently available include Blade Idle, Cookie Run: Kingdom, and Evony: The King’s Return.
Although only 85 games are currently available, Google promises to continue work expanding its library.
The service is currently available in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US, and can be downloaded today.
Siege the Rainbow, Play the Rainbow
Rainbow Six Mobile is making exciting progress in its development and could release very soon.
In an recent statement, Ubisoft mentioned they’ll be ending the title’s closed beta and beginning work on a soft launch.
Since the beta began in April, the title reached a player count of over 250,000 and received positive reviews from testers.
Soon fans will be able to expect the soft launch on Android and iOS, though it’s unclear when the final build will be released.
Riot Games is announcing a women’s League of Legends tournament, titled Rising Stars.
Once it begins, the event gives its European competitors a chance to win £3,000. It’s also the first of its kind since the game’s first esports tournament in 2011.
The announcement was made hot off the heels of this year’s World Championships. Riot is modeling the event after Game Changers, a similar initiative for female Valorant players.
Riot is also deciding to allow transgender players to register, regardless of having proper documents,. They may also be allowing non-binary players to register as well.
Teams are welcome to sign up to compete on Riot’s Challenger Mode page from now until November 22.
Twitter in the Cuckoo’s Nest
Twitter headquarters has had trouble brewing as of late. Elon Musk recently purchased Twitter and is making drastic changes to the platform, including cutting down on company staff.
Of the 7500-person staff, about 3700 were laid off in the span of a week. Some responded by submitting a class action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court.
Musk’s takeover has seen 80 hour work weeks being implemented and remote work removed entirely. Musk also completely dissolved the company’s board of directors and appointed himself as the sole lead.
Further changes made to the platform itself include some permabans being lifted and Twitter Blue now offering quick access to verification.
Gotta Visit ‘Em All!
And finally a content creator has used AI to create Pokémon based on all 50 US states.
TikTok user Pen Paladin started sharing his incredible results on Monday, receiving high praise from the community.
Results shown featured colors from State sports teams, others were inspired by folklore, and a few left room for interpretation.
Evidently, a popular trend of using AI to generate art seems to be continuing, as is the case with these posts.
None of the creations will be featured in the upcoming Scarlet and Violet games, of course. Although, it remains to be seen if any of the new Pokémon will end up looking similar.