The biggest gaming news for October 14, 2022

The biggest gaming news for October 14, 2022

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet reveal the new electric frog Bellibolt and Blizzard won’t rebalance Overwatch 2 for two months.

It’s finally the weekend, but before you rush off to play Overwatch 2, Scorn, or whatever you’re playing for the next two days, I’ve got a bunch of video game news for you. Pokemon fans in particular will note that yet another new Pokemon was revealed, a large electric-type round frog called Bellibolt.

Our other top stories today include the revelation that Blizzard won’t be rebalancing Overwatch 2 until December, while Valve has sent its fans into a frenzy by registering a mysterious new trademark. For all the details, just read on.

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Scarlet & Violet’s Influencer Gym leader reveals new Pokémon Bellibolt

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s newly revealed gym leader Iono tasked players with guessing what her partner Pokemon is earlier this week, describing it as “slow” and “squishy.” While it was a fun time trying to guess what it was, it turned out we were given an impossible task when the Pokemon was revealed to be a brand new ‘mon called Bellibolt. This chubby little guy is an electric frog that has already managed to capture the hearts of Pokémon fans on social media.

Overwatch 2 will not be rebalanced until Season 2

Now that Blizzard has managed to get Overwatch 2 in a good place after its many, many launch issues, the developer has now looked at potential balancing issues and fine-tuning. While many people out there think characters like Sombra and D.Va could do with a little nerf, Blizzard is pretty happy with how things are at the moment. Since the winrates are fairly even across all characters, Blizzard has said that it will not be rebalancing any characters until the start of Season 2 on December 6th.

Valve Files trademark for Neon Prime, no one knows what it is

Valve has been out of the game development business for so long now that every little move by the company is put under a microscope by ardent fans. Just to prove my point, Valve recently filed a mysterious new trademark for something called “Neon Prime,” a title that gives us absolutely no idea what it might be, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Just don’t expect what it is to have a tree at the end of it.

Scorn Game Key Art inspired by the works of Hans Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński

How Scorn’s sound team made all the gross squelching sounds

Many people have been introduced to the very meaty world of Scorn today, thanks to its launch and inclusion on Xbox Game Pass. If you’ve been playing and wondering how the developers who were Scorn managed to make the game’s sound effects so realistically squelchy, it turns out that a lot of fruit was used to get the game’s squishiness to sound just right. So the next time you enter the world of Scorn, just know that a mango had to perish for your enjoyment.

Ludwig and xQc have successfully paid back victims of their Sliker gambling controversy

Finally, some good news on the Twitch front for once, as popular streamer Ludwig announced that he and fellow streamer xQc have finally been able to pay back everyone who was scammed out of money following the ItsSlicker gambling controversy that took place last month. Ludwig revealed that 72 people were affected in total, and that only $250,000 has been returned to those people.

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