Game News Roundup: Minecraft Will Get Way More Social on Switch This June

Friday, May 11th, 2018 12:23 pm

Pokemon Go Fest 2018 tickets sell out in 30 minutes, a big Minecraft update is coming to Switch and God of War's Kratos tells dad jokes.

Here’s what’s going on in the world of video games, from Minecraft’s cross-platform update coming to Switch to Infinity Gauntlet tips in Fortnite.

Big Minecraft “Bedrock” Update Coming to Switch in June

If your kids play Minecraft on Switch, they’ll soon have access to achievements, cross-platform gameplay (so they can play with friends on other systems, except for PlayStation 4) and the Minecraft Marketplace, where they (you) can purchase character skins (costumes), worlds and more, all designed by other players.

The Voice Behind God of War’s Kratos Tells Dad Jokes

A big part of God of War (a violent action game for adults only) focuses on the relationship between main character, Kratos, and his son. Kratos definitely isn’t a funny man, but that didn’t stop the character’s voice actor from telling some funny “dad jokes” in character.

Fortnite: Here’s How to Get the Infinity Gauntlet if You’re Struggling

If your teens are having trouble claiming the Infinity Gauntlet in Fortnite’s limited-time Avengers: Infinity War crossover event, have them check out a couple of these helpful tips.

MapleStory Gets a Mobile Game and 3D Sequel

The original MapleStory from 2005 took players to a magical land of heroes, and challenged them to stop an evil mage from taking over the world. Now, the multiplayer role-playing game is coming back as a new mobile game and a sequel. Parents, if you played the original MapleStory when you were younger, this is a great opportunity to bond with your kids over an old fave made new again.

Pokemon Go Fest Tickets Went On Sale and Quickly Sold Out

Tickets to this Summer’s Pokemon Go Fest went on sale today for $20… and then sold out about 30 minutes later. The lucky few who were able to grab a ticket will be able to walk around Chicago’s Grant Park and visit special “habitats” in order to collect Pokemon affiliated with those habitats. This year’s event will take place across two separate days — July 14 and 15 — but attendees will only be able to capture Pokemon in the habitats on one of the two days, even if they purchased tickets for both.

Last year’s Pokemon Go Fest suffered from major server and gameplay issues that ruined the experience for some attendees, but Pokemon Go’s developer, Niantic, said it would work on improving its events going forward. The developer has had a year to get it right, so we — and all Pokemon fans — certainly hope things turn out better this year

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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