Microsoft reveals more on move from Xbox Live Rewards to Microsoft Rewards in Canada

Last week, we learned that Xbox Live Rewards would soon transition to the Microsoft Rewards program in Canada. The same transition already happened in Australia earlier this year, and with this upcoming launch Microsoft Rewards will soon be available in six markets worldwide (US, UK, Australia, France, Germany and Canada).

Microsoft recently shared new details about the transition on this page, including the fact that former members of Xbox Live Rewards will be able to get some cool bonus points. Here is what you need to know:

  • The transition to the new program in Canada will be done by the end of October.
  • Any pending Xbox Live Rewards credits on September 30, 2017 will be converted into Canadian dollars and be added in your Microsoft account by October 31.
  • If you currently have a MyVIP Star Rank in Xbox Live Rewards, you will get automatic Level 2 status in Microsoft Rewards through December 31, 2018.
  • Moreover, people with a MyVIP Star Rank will earn bonus Microsoft Rewards points every time they purchase qualifying content from the Xbox Store and Windows Store (see table below). These special benefits will also end on December 31, 2018.

In a separate FAQ, Microsoft confirmed that this transition will only occur in the Canadian market. “The existing Xbox Live Rewards program continues in its other markets,” the company added. It’s not clear why Microsoft chose to maintain the Xbox Live Rewards program in other markets where Microsoft Rewards already launched (Australia and Canada are the only exceptions for now), but the company’s new loyalty program is much more consumer friendly: you have more ways to earn points, and you can spend them on a bigger variety of content.

Do you use both rewards programs, and if so do you have a favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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Destiny 2 Lost Sectors – locations and their repeatable loot rewards explained • Page 1 • Eurogamer.net

Published 10/09/2017

Destiny 2 Lost Sectors are something new to Bungie’s space-faring sequel – mini-dungeons that you can find as you explore each Patrol area, each with a manner of things to shoot and find.

There are a total of 27 spread across Earth, Nessus, Titan and Io and each one offers varying levels of challenge – including lots of enemies and a dungeon mini boss).

What are Lost Sectors in Destiny 2?

Lost Sectors are mini-dungeons tucked away off the beaten path in the game’s many Patrol areas. As you are exploring, you will find a symbol painted on a wall like this, indicating that one is nearby:

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From there, the dungeon is close, you just have to find the entrance, which is where our series of links below come in.

Once you’re inside, you then have to clear the dungeon of its enemies, including a named boss. Doing so will allow you to open the Lost Sector chest at the end and take its loot.

The game’s first EDZ mission will give you a taste of this, taking you into the basement of the church where one of the Trostland Lost Sectors can be found.

Lost Sector locations

Below is an in-progress list of Lost Sectors and their locations.

The game doesn’t provide a Power level suggestion for completing each one, but if you are in that area for another objective, chances are you are powerful enough to take it on – there’s no need to unlock them otherwise.

However, some can be very difficult, so don’t worry about getting them out of the way from the beginning. Try tackling them in a squad or after you’ve finished the campaign and hit level 20; we found a Power Level of 200 and over made us strong enough for any of them.

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Titan

Io

More coming soon!



Destiny 2 guide, story walkthrough
Class changes, Exotics, levelling and more explained.


Destiny 2 guide, story walkthrough

Want more on Destiny 2? Our Destiny 2 guide tells you everything else know on the game so far, including every change big and small from the original. Elsewhere we explain how to get a Sparrow in Destiny 2, how Clans and Guided Games and Legendary Shards work, Crucible tips, a Destiny 2 Exotics list, details on the PC version and graphics options, how to unlock classes and subclasses, details of all Destiny 2 PS4 exclusives and everything we know about the upcoming Destiny 2 Raid.

Lost Sector rewards and repeatable loot

Lost Sectors typically contain several loot drops and a Token for that planet.

Though they are dungeons that can be cleared, they are repeatable (once a day) allowing you to get loot again.

However, it won’t be as much as the first time you completed it, and are more in-line with a loot chest you’d receive after an activity such as a Public Event – usually one Blue (rare) Engram with a Token for that planet’s Faction.

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Lost Sector chests look a little different to regular ones.

Once you get so far in the story, you’ll unlock some additional systems and features, including Challenges.

These give you additional tasks to do in each mode, and in Patrol, once of these could include doing a Lost Sector within a specific area of planet, giving you further incentive to replay Lost Sectors you have already cleared.

Additional reporting by Matthew Reynolds

Samsung Mobile Security Bug Bounty Programme Announced With Rewards Up to $200,000

Following in Google’s and Microsoft’s footsteps, Samsung has now announced a bug bounty programme of its own. The South Korean giant is offering up to $200,000 (roughly Rs. 1.2 crores) to anyone, especially researchers who can spot vulnerabilities in its products. This is in line with rewards offered by the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Twitter in the past.

Samsung’s Mobile Security Rewards Program covers roughly 38 Samsung mobiles and tablets including the latest Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, and the Tab S3, among others that are eligible for rewards. Note that Android and Qualcomm vulnerabilities found in Samsung devices will fall under Google’s and Qualcomm’s bug bounty programmes, respectively and not Samsung’s.

“As a leading provider of mobile devices and experiences, Samsung recognizes the importance of protecting users’ data and information, and prioritizes security in the development of each of its products and services,” said Injong Rhee Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Services of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics in a post. “As part of our commitment to security, Samsung is proud to work in close partnership with the security research community to ensure that all of our products are monitored closely and continually for any potential vulnerabilities.”

Apart from Samsung devices, the company is also including vulnerabilities in Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Account, Samsung Pass, and other services. The reward starts from $200 and goes up to $20,000 depending on the severity of the vulnerability detected and the researcher’s “ability to provide proof of concept.” According to the terms and conditions, researchers are required to identify an exploit that can compromise the device without the need for a physical connection or third-party app.

Microsoft in July as part of its Vulnerability Rewards Program in 2016. Notably, Samsung’s bug bounty programme comes following a report in April that found as many as 40 unknown zero-day vulnerabilities in Samsung’s own Tizen OS

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Final Fantasy 15 Episode Prompto DLC guide and walkthrough, how to unlock Lion Heart and other rewards • Page 1 • Eurogamer.net

Published 30/06/2017

Final Fantasy 15 Episode Prompto is the second of four major pieces of add-on content for Square’s open-world role-playing game, centering on the fan-favourite photographer and gives us an opportunity to learn more about his backstory.

Unlike the last DLC Episode Gladiolus, there are some huge spoilers in this DLC chapter, so we’d highly recommend completing the main story before delving in.

When you get round to it, expect a new, shooter-inspired combat system with a few welcome Final Fantasy 15 touches, some action-packed set-pieces and a little taste of a new open-world area.

We’ll be explaining how it plays differently, and what else you should look out for, in our Final Fantasy 15 Episode Prompto guide and walkthrough below.

Final Fantasy 15 Episode Prompto walkthrough

To access the DLC, make sure it’s downloaded with the most recent patch (select PlayStation Store from the game’s main menu, then find it from there) and select Downloadable Content from the main menu once it’s downloaded. It’s the same patch as the addition of the Type-D off-road car.

As such, it’s separate from the main story and can be accessed at any time. While it features a number of side-quests as the game opens up in its second half, you cannot reload a completed save, instead requiring you to return to a previous one just before the final boss.

Additional guides:

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Final Fantasy 15 Episode Prompto rewards

Once you have completed the episode – which will take around 90 minutes if you ignore side-quests – you’ll unlock the Lion Heart weapon (a 200+ strength pistol) and the Tundra Attire for Prompto (increases max HP, vitality and lowers ice damage) to take into the main game, as well as the Trigger Happy Bullet Art for future replays of Episode Prompto.

No prior steps required – just loud your save and it’ll waiting in your inventory.

You’ll also have access to two additional bonus modes – Time Trial and Intensive Training – to further test your snowmobile and combat skills. Both have Trophies / Achievements to unlock and give you a little extra something to do once the short main adventure is through.

Final Fantasy 15 Episode Prompto guide

Just like Episode Gladiolus, the shift to a new party member allows the DLC to experiment with a new style of combat, this time styled around third-person shooters.

Like in the main game, you have a weapon wheel which you can use to choose between different weapons. The main one to focus on is on the right D-Pad; this will be either an SMG, sniper rifle or bazooka, depending on what you picked up last, and all are fired by aiming with L1 / Left Bumper, and firing with R1 / Right Bumper.

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If you are familiar with shooters then learning how combat works will come easy, with a similar avoidance of attacks by holding Square / X on Xbox behind cover and tapping it to roll when out in the open – and is a tactic that comes in handy here.

Once you’ve mastered this, most of the combat in the game is fairly straightforward. That said, there are some other things worth noting to help you along the way:

  • Once you have stunned an enemy, turning them stationary and glowing blue, you can perform one or two finishers – Crackshot from a distance with Triangle / Y, and Overkill up close with X on PlayStation or A on Xbox. Though the latter is useful if you need a top up of ammo, the latter is by far the preferred option, allowing you to chain attacks after using the sniper, bazooka, or Dragoon Dive – essentially the three most powerful attacks in the DLC. Use Crackshot and use it often.
  • For standalone enemies, use the sniper where possible, allowing you to kill with a single hit or follow up with Crackshot to see them off. For groups, use the Bazooka, or better yet, the Flare (down on the weapon wheel) followed by a string of Crackshots.
  • Once you complete Life in Captivity, you can freely explore with a snow mobile, allowing you to pick up some side-quests before completing the story. However, this is entirely optional – like Episode Gladiolus, there is no individual character levelling, and it’s simply used to get currency to upgrade the snowmobile – which in itself is entirely optional and won’t carry over into future playthroughs or the main game.

    There is, however, some challenge enemy encounters to be found including the Kaiser Behemoth which results in an optional Trophy or achievement, as well as three Goggle and Mask attire costumes to find.



Final Fantasy 15 guide and walkthrough
How to tackle the open-world’s many quests and activities


Final Fantasy 15 guide and walkthrough

Need more help? Our Final Fantasy 15 guide and walkthrough can provide tips on the open-world’s many quests and activities. Learning how to get AP fast, EXP fast and Gil fast in Final Fantasy 15 will aid you in the many optional dungeons and tombs – including how to open and explore their locked doors. And if you want to get around easier, you can rent a Chocobo, learn the infinite sprint trick and later in the game, get the flying car Regalia Type F. There’s also more to see and do with DLC, such as with Episode Gladiolus DLC with its hidden Picker-Upper item locations and Rugged Attire Score Attack reward.

  • If you need to save, find a vending machine. These are littered throughout each facility you explore, and are also usually surrounded by some collectables that expand some of the game’s backstory.
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  • There are a series of Documents you can find which help flesh out the back story (which aren’t tied to Achievements, so don’t worry about missing any) which are found on the critical path as well as a hut in the far north past the research facility as part of the Sins of the Father mission. There are also reports that replaying the DLC will add 10 Photo Ops in key scenes and locations, if you need an incentive to revisit.
  • Though this is the second major story episode for the game, these aren’t the first pieces of add-on content we’ve seen in Final Fantasy 15 so far – there have been two time limited drops, the Moogle Chocobo Festival and Timed Quests, which gave us a few new unique items and activities to keep us busy until this launched.

Call of Duty WW2’s Headquarters Lets You Test Scorestreaks and Rewards Positive Behavior

The scope of Get in touch with of Responsibility: WWII’s Headquarters feature is massive. From the new social area, you can get your every day and weekly mission problems, compete against other gamers in 1v1 duels and on the firing variety, get rewarded for staying a positive member of the group, and check scorestreaks.

Now, within Headquarters, you can use any scorestreak offered in-game, regardless of whether it truly is the decreased amount scorestreaks you can generate just after only a handful of kills or the higher-end types that are very challenging to receive mid-match. “It was this kind of a compact idea, but it produced sense,” Sledgehammer Video games co-founder Michael Condrey claimed to The Guardian. “New gamers have a entire bunch of content material that they under no circumstances get to working experience there are these higher-end scorestreaks that virtually no a single earns, or you lastly do get a single, but then never know what to do with it and never use it properly – which is frustrating.”

Via the new region, you can lay down carpet bombs, follow your strafing runs, or connect with in your paratroopers to see how they get the job done against AI enemies.

Scorestreaks usually are not the only game factor you can check in Headquarters although: you will find also the firing variety for gamers to check out each and every weapon. Feel of Headquarters as your warm-up region, as a substitute of acquiring to bounce straight into a match.

But that’s not even the full objective of WWII’s Headquarters, as it was to start with intended as a social area for you to interact with the group. You can communicate to persons, find groups to team up and participate in, or even commend gamers for staying a positive member of the group. And as you carry on to get counseled, you obtain extra benefits.

“One of the factors in HQ is what we connect with a social score,” Condrey mentioned. “It represents the range of commendations other gamers give you for staying a very good member of the group. Perhaps you are not the finest Domination player but it could be that you are pleasant, welcoming and practical in HQ and you are very good on the firing variety – I can commend you any time I see you, I’m up-voting you as a person. And the larger your social score, the extra benefits you get. Ideally those people systems instill the ideal group behaviors.”

Often instances, competitive video games like Get in touch with of Responsibility, or Counter-Strike: International Offensive, or even Overwatch can get a bit harmful, but Sledgehammer would like to suppress that sort of habits with in-game incentives.

With the Headquarters feature branching into so lots of distinctive directions, hopefully each and every operate is totally understood and not just “a little bit of every thing.”

Get in touch with of Responsibility: WWII releases on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox A person, and Personal computer.

Pokmon Go Buddy distance chart for when Buddy Pokmon drops rewards • Eurogamer.net

Pokmon Go’s September update adds the ability to have a Buddy accompany you everywhere you go – whether you’re setting off to take on a Gym or just fancy a stroll in the park.

Similar to Egg hatching in Pokmon Go, it’s a background activity that you set and, after a certain distance, will give you rewards. It’ll work slightly differently according to which Pokmon you Buddy up with – in short, rarer Pokmon will take longer to produce Candy – and there’s a few quirks and exceptions you should take note of, too.

With more than 80 new Pokmon added with Gen 2, that’s a whole load of additional Pokmon buddies you could potentially have by your side.

Why Pokmon Go’s Buddy system feature is useful

To enable Pokmon Go’s Buddy feature, tap your Trainer icon in the corner, select the burger icon in the bottom right corner (for more options) and it’s listed there.

Then, select the Pokmon of your choosing, and you’ll be given a goal in kilometers to travel. Once you have reached the target – be it 1km, 3km or 5km, depending on the creature – you’ll unlock some Candy.

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Pokmon Go’s Buddy feature allows you to work towards two late-game activities; powering up your Pokmon to take on Gyms, and filling out your Pokedex by evolving the creatures you’ve already caught. In order to get more Candy for a Pokmon you have to either catch it in the wild or hatch it from an egg, and since the best Pokmon are usually the hardest to find, Candy is also very difficult to come by.

The Buddy system solves this problem quite nicely. For example, if you provided you catch one Dratini, as long as you keep walking and collecting Candy from your Buddy, you’ll one day get your hands on that all elusive Dragonite. (Though, with 1-2 Candy dropping every 5km walked, it could take a while.)

It’s also speculated the Buddy system is how you’ll be able to make Legendary Pokmon such as Mew, Mewtwo, Articuno, Moltres and Zaptos stronger – whenever they eventually appear in the game – as the chance to catch more to earn extra Candy will be incredibly remote.

Pokmon Go Buddy system distance chart

As with hatching Eggs, more elusive creatures require longer walking distance in order to get their rewards. This is particularly helpful if you need just a couple more Candy to fill out a Pokedex entry and evolve a Pokmon, or for those who want to get XP fast in Pokmon Go, get even more easy but useful Pidgey Candy for quick and easy gains.

Thanks to The Silph Road sub-Reddit for the list.

1km Buddy Pokmon 3km Buddy Pokmon 5km Buddy Pokmon
Caterpie Ekans Onix
Metapod Arbok Hitmonlee
Butterfree Sandshrew Hitmonchan
Weedle Sandslash Chansey
Kakuna Nidoran♀ Mr. Mime
Beedrill Nidorina Scyther
Pidgey Nidoqueen Jynx
Pidgeotto Nidoran♂ Electabuzz
Pidgeot Nidorino Magmar
Rattata Nidoking Pinsir
Raticate Vulpix Lapras
Spearow Ninetails Eevee
Fearow Oddish Vaporeon
Pikachu Gloom Jolteon
Raichu Vileplume Flareon
Clefairy Paras Omanyte
Clefable Parasect Omastar
Jigglypuff Venonat Kabuto
Wigglytuff Venomoth Kabutops
Zubat Diglett Aerodactyl
Golbat Dugtrio Snorlax
Geodude Meowth Articuno *
Graveler Persian Zapdos *
Golem Psyduck Moltres *
Magikarp Golduck Dratini
Gyarados Mankey Dragonair
Pichu (Gen 2) Primeape Dragonite
Cleffa (Gen 2) Growlithe Mewtwo *
Igglybuff (Gen 2) Arcanine Mew *
Sentret (Gen 2) Poliwag Togepi (Gen 2)
Furret (Gen 2) Poliwhirl Togetic (Gen 2)
Hoothoot (Gen 2) Poliwrath Smoochum (Gen 2)
Noctowl (Gen 2) Abra Elkid (Gen 2)
Ledyba (Gen 2) Kadabra Magby (Gen 2)
Ledian (Gen 2) Alakazam Mareep (Gen 2)
Spinarak (Gen 2) Machop Flaaffy (Gen 2)
Ariados (Gen 2) Machoke Ampharos (Gen 2)
Crobat (Gen 2) Machamp Sudowoodo (Gen 2)
Bellossom (Gen 2) Bellsprout Espeon (Gen 2)
Slugma (Gen 2) Weepinbell Umbreon (Gen 2)
Magcargo (Gen 2) Victreebel Unown (Gen 2)
Remoraid (Gen 2) Tentacool Pineco (Gen 2)
Octillery (Gen 2) Tentacruel Forretress (Gen 2)
Ponyta Gligar (Gen 2)
Rapidash Steelix (Gen 2)
Slowpoke Scizor (Gen 2)
Slowbro Delibird (Gen 2)
Magnemite Mantine (Gen 2)
Magneton Skarmory (Gen 2)
Farfetch’d Celebi (Gen 2)
Doduo Tyrogue (Gen 2)
Dodrio Hitmontop (Gen 2)
Seel Miltank (Gen 2)
Dewgong Blissey (Gen 2)
Grimer Raikou (Gen 2)
Muk Entei (Gen 2)
Shellder Suicune (Gen 2)
Cloyster Larvitar (Gen 2)
Gastly Pupitar (Gen 2)
Haunter Tyranitar (Gen 2)
Gengar Lugia (Gen 2)
Drowzee Ho-Oh (Gen 2)
Hypno
Krabby
Kingler
Voltorb
Electrode
Exeggcute
Exeggutor
Cubone
Marowak
Lickitung
Koffing
Weezing
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Tangela
Kangaskhan
Horsea
Seadra
Goldeen
Seaking
Staryu
Starmie
Tauros
Ditto
Porygon
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Chikorita (Gen 2)
Bayleef (Gen 2)
Maganium (Gen 2)
Cyndaquil (Gen 2)
Quilava (Gen 2)
Tyhlosion (Gen 2)
Totodile (Gen 2)
Croconaw (Gen 2)
Feraligatr (Gen 2)
Chinchou (Gen 2)
Lanturn (Gen 2)
Natu (Gen 2)
Xatu (Gen 2)
Marill (Gen 2)
Azumarill (Gen 2)
Politoed (Gen 2)
Hoppip (Gen 2)
Skiploom (Gen 2)
Jumpluff (Gen 2)
Aipom (Gen 2)
Sunkern (Gen 2)
Sunflora (Gen 2)
Yanma (Gen 2)
Wooper (Gen 2)
Quagsire (Gen 2)
Murkrow (Gen 2)
Slowking (Gen 2)
Misdreavus (Gen 2)
Wobbuffet (Gen 2)
Girafarig (Gen 2)
Dunsparce (Gen 2)
Snubbull (Gen 2)
Granbull (Gen 2)
Quilfish (Gen 2)
Shuckle (Gen 2)
Heracross (Gen 2)
Sneasel (Gen 2)
Teddiursa (Gen 2)
Ursaring (Gen 2)
Swinub (Gen 2)
Piloswine (Gen 2)
Corsola (Gen 2)
Houndour (Gen 2)
Houndoom (Gen 2)
Kingdra (Gen 2)
Phanpy (Gen 2)
Dolphan (Gen 2)
Porygon2 (Gen 2)
Stantler (Gen 2)
Smeargle (Gen 2)

* These are Pokemon Go’s Legendary Pokemon which have yet to be discovered – we can expect them to appear in the game in a future update.



Pokmon Go tips and tricks
UPDATE: Huge Gym revamp, Raids and how to get Legendaries explained.


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Want more help with Pokmon Go? As well as our Pokmon Go tips, tricks and guides page, you can look up the Gen 2 Pokdex on how to catch the most recent creatures, using Special Items such as the Dragon Scale and other methods. We also explain big the Gym rework update, Raids, Raid Battles, and Raid Bosses, how to get Legendary Pokmon, and promo codes, and there’s also info on changes to how to get PokCoins, Eevee evolutions, Egg hatching distances, the tier list and best Pokmon, the best moves and movesets and Buddy distances. Plus, you can read about the Pokmon Go Plus accessory works, and even our XP chart.

Other things to know about Pokmon Go’s Buddy system

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  • While most Pokmon will be alongside you on the Trainer screen, walking a total of 10km with Pikachu as your Buddy will see him sit on your shoulder, showing a sign of your close friendship. Togepi, meanwhile, will be held. Cute!
  • Contrary to some rumours, you don’t receive any XP for walking your Buddy Pokmon – just Candy.
  • It’s believed there is no daily limit to the amount of Candy you can earn through the Buddy system in one day.
  • Like hatching Eggs, using Pokmon Go Plus will contribute to the distance walked for your Buddy.
  • Any Pokmon currently assigned as your Buddy can’t be withdrawn from your inventory to defend a friendly Gym. To get around this, be sure to use a lower tier of that Pokmon evolution family (a Dratini instead of a Dragonite, for example) or just another of that same creature. You can, however, use it to fight in Gyms.
  • All creatures in the same evolution chain require the same amount of walking distance for Candy to drop – allowing you to put their later evolutions to work in Gyms.
  • It appears that now and again seasonal updates will increase the rates of some drops, such as Pokmon Go’s Halloween event, so be sure to keep an eye on game updates to increase your earnings.
  • Pokmon that have fainted can be used as your Buddy.
  • Evolving your Pokmon will reset your Candy counter, so time those evolutions wisely.

Pokemon GO UPDATE: New Niantic event reveals incredible rewards … but not for everyone

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Pokemon GO UPDATE: New Niantic event reveals incredible rewards … but not for everyone

Pokemon GO developers Niantic has sprung a surprise event on fans, but it’s unlikely to be popular with the majority of iOS and Android players, as only those in the US can join in and reap its fantastic rewards.

Currently, US mobile telecoms carrier Sprint has opened up their Japan Sweepstakes event for all eligible US residents, although it should be noted that you don’t need to be on Sprint to actually participate.

So far, there’s been limited information around the event itself, but a leaked internal marketing memo has provided some clarity on what it entails, when it starts and the massive prizes on offer.

The memo comes via The Pokemon GO Hub who have validated the information but state they’re unable to disclose the name “or any additional info on the source.”

“The event lasts from June 1 to July 7, 2017, and allows players to use 10 Trainer Reward points to participate in a lottery. Winners will be randomly selected on 12 July 2017.” explains the Pokemon GO Hub.

And anyone who does enter is sure to be pleased with the potential prizes on offer, with one person winning a trip to Japan. Here’s the full rundown:

Grand prize:

6 days (5 nights) for 1 winner and 3 guests to Yokohama, Japan
Additional: tickets to attend the Pikachu Outbreak
Travel is scheduled between 8/8/2017 and 8/16/2017

Other prizes:
2 x Samsung Galaxy S8
2 x iPhone 7 Plus
2 x Apple Watch
5 x mophie powerstation mini
Amazon Gift Cards

Hopefully, as the game begins to grow with each passing year, we might start to see more competitions and offers like this for other territories across the globe.

News of this change to the game comes as it’s being reported that Pokemon GO has made a major change to the game, with The Silph Road reporting that several species are no longer hatching from eggs.

“Two months ago, the Silph Research group discovered Pokemon GO’s secret egg rarity tiers and released a full rarity tier chart describing all currently hatchable eggs,” wrote The Silph Road website in a new blog yesterday evening.

“We are now confident that several less-desirable species have recently stopped appearing in eggs altogether, and other species have become more rare.”

It’s reported that players should stop seeing Tentacoo, Psyduck, Wooper, Natu, Sandshrew and Paras hatching from eggs.

“These species ceased appearing in new eggs at or soon after the beginning of the Grass-Type event on May 5th. Eggs acquired and hatched in the subsequent periods, including the Rock-Type event continued to lack these 6 species.”

In order to reach this conclusion, The Silph Road notes that a total of 3,081 eggs were collected following the Grass event by Silph Researchers to validate this latest research.

In addition, The Silph Road suggests that two of the more common hatches from 10km eggs (Dratini and Pineco) will now hatch far less frequently.

Looking towards the future, it might not be too long before players can experience some exciting new features as it was confirmed earlier this week that players can look forward to a Summer of Legendary Pokemon and PVP battles.

In a recent interview, Niantic VP of strategic partnerships Mathieu de Fayet confirmed that the Pokemon GO developers were looking to bring a major new update to the game this Summer.

Principally this would include the addition of Legendary Pokemon into the game, such as Mewtwo, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and more.

Talking to Brazilian newspaper O Globo (Translated via Go Nintendo) Fayet said:

“Due to the large success of the game, we had to delay some planned innovations.

“Right now we are working on some that are due to hit this summer (in the northern hemisphere), such as giving more value to the choice of the teams, releasing Legendary Pokémon and introducing PvP.”

“One thing we learned with Ingress was that the game can sustain itself if we are able to create social interactions amongst players, and we are working on that.”

With E3 2017 around the corner, it will also be interesting to see if Niantic will be in attendance to talk up these features. After all, where better to advertise one of the world’s biggest games, than at the world’s biggest gaming event in the calendar.

Pokemon GO UPDATE: Niantic make MAJOR change as Promo Codes Event rewards players

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Pokemon GO UPDATE: Niantic make MAJOR change as Promo Codes Event rewards players

Pokemon GO players should start to notice a major change to the game as of this morning, with The Silph Road reporting that several species are no longer hatching from eggs.

“Two months ago, the Silph Research group discovered Pokemon GO’s secret egg rarity tiers and released a full rarity tier chart describing all currently hatchable eggs,” wrote The Silph Road website in a new blog yesterday evening. 

“We are now confident that several less-desirable species have recently stopped appearing in eggs altogether, and other species have become more rare.”

It’s reported that players should stop seeing Tentacoo, Psyduck, Wooper, Natu, Sandshrew and Paras hatching from eggs.

“These species ceased appearing in new eggs at or soon after the beginning of the Grass-Type event on May 5th. Eggs acquired and hatched in the subsequent periods, including the Rock-Type event continued to lack these 6 species.”

In order to reach this conclusion, The Silph Road notes that a total of 3,081 eggs were collected following the Grass event by Silph Researchers to validate this latest research.

In addition, The Silph Road suggests that two of the more common hatches from 10km eggs (Dratini and Pineco) will now hatch far less frequently.

News of this change to the game comes as it’s being reported that Sprint, a US telecoms company is holding the world’s first Pokémon GO giveaway using promo codes.

This US only event started last week, but since it began there’s been a fair bit of confusion around exactly how players receive their bonuses, which includes free Great Balls, Lucky Eggs and Incense.

However, according to The Pokemon GO Hub, it looks as though both Sprint and Niantic have managed to sort things out.

“It seems that everything has been finally cleared up as players are reporting receiving their promotional code via e-mail all across the US! As we earlier suspected the promo codes are for one time use, individual and only for US Android players.” claims the Pokemon GO Hub.

“Players have reported that event registration is still open and that players using other carriers can also participate! You should still be able to go to a participating Sprint store, check in for the event and get your own promo code, under the condition you are a member of the Sprint’s My Trainer Rewards program.”

“According to a reddit user called Unubore, in addition to receiving a promo code, you will be able to redeem your reward points for an entry to a future sweepstake, coming in 2018. One of the rewards is a trip to Japan!”

It seems as though this was a small test ahead of a larger rollout for in-game Promo Codes in Pokemon GO, but we hope Niantic is working on making these available to everyone, as currently.

Currently, this is only available on Android devices because of restrictions put in place by the Apple store which prevents their use on iOS devices like iPhones.

A similar situation occurs on fellow Niantic AR game Ingress, where players on iPhone are unable to enter passcodes due to Apple store restrictions.

This is because Apple insists on collecting a 30% fee on every transaction on an iOS device — even when that transaction occurred offline.

For the very same reason, you can’t purchase your non-Apple eBooks in-app and that’s why you have to get your Kobo/Kindle/etc purchases via a web browser.

Currently, Ingress iOS players use a special website to redeem Ingress promo codes.

There are no codes available just yet, but some circles believe these will be used to hand out Legendary Pokemon following large-scale events, such as the one already mentioned by Niantic coming this Summer 2017.

It’s also possible that a future use of these Promo codes could be to reward players from Sponsored Pokestops.

For instance, if Starbucks was to team up with the game for game’s Pokestops which gave out a free Lure with every sale of a particular drink.

Pokémon GO Level Up Rewards Guide

In Pokémon Go, players earn rewards for each trainer level they gain. This Pokemon Go Level Up Rewards Guide lists the consumable rewards players can look forward to for leveling up in Pokémon Go. Higher levels offer better quality consumable items, such as Ultra Balls, Max Revives, and Lucky Eggs.

Check out our Pokémon GO guide hub for more guides and tips that’ll help you level up faster, earn more Candy, get more Stardust, and lots more!

In order to find and catch better Pokémon in Pokémon Go, players must increase their Trainer Level by earning XP to level up. For each level a player gains after level one, he or she can unlock bonus consumable items as a reward for making progress.

Most of the level rewards consist of Poké Balls, Potions, Revives and Berries, but other items can be earned as well. Every five levels, players will earn additional Incense, Lucky Eggs, Egg Incubators, or Lure Modules along with either the original or enhanced versions of the base items.

This guide provides a list of the consumable rewards players can earn for reaching each Trainer Level in Pokémon Go. The known list of level rewards only goes up to level 30, as this is the highest level any player has reached so far. However, whether or not there is a level cap in Pokémon Go is unknown, and there may still be new reward items that have yet to be discovered.

For tips on leveling up your trainer, head over to our guide on how to earn XP and level up fast in Pokémon Go.

Redditors over on The Silph Road have been diligently documenting each level up reward, and are constantly updating their reward list with XP requirements and rewards as they become known.



Pokémon Go Level Up Rewards

  • Level 2 – Poké Ball x10
  • Levels 3, 4 – Poké Ball x15
  • Level 5 – Poké Ball x20, Potion x10, Revive x10, Incense
  • Level 6 – Poké Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Egg Incubator
  • Level 7 – Poké Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Incense
  • Level 8 – Poké Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x10, Lure Module
  • Level 9 – Poké Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x3, Lucky Egg
  • Level 10 – Poké Ball x20, Super Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
  • Level 11 – Poké Ball x15, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
  • Level 12 – Great Ball x20, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
  • Levels 13, 14 – Great Ball x10, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
  • Level 15 – Great Ball x15, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
  • Levels 16, 17, 18 – Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
  • Level 19 – Great Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
  • Level 20 – Ultra Ball x20, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x20, Razz Berry x20, Incense x2, Lucky Egg x2, Egg Incubator x2, Lure Module x2, Nanab Berry x20
  • Level 21 – Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Pinap Berry x10
  • Level 22 – Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
  • Level 23 – Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10 , Nanab Berry x10
  • Level 24 – Ultra Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
  • Level 25 – Ultra Ball x25, Max Potion x20, Revive x15, Razz Berry x15, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module, Pinap Berry x15
  • Level 26 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
  • Level 27 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15, Nanab Berry x15
  • Level 28 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
  • Level 29 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15 , Pinap Berry x15
  • Level 30 – Ultra Ball x30, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x20, Razz Berry x20, Incense x3, Lucky Egg x3, Egg Incubator x3, Lure Module x3
  • Level 31 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x15, Nanab Berry x15
  • Level 32 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
  • Level 33 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x15, Pinap Berry x15
  • Level 34 – Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x15,
  • Level 35 – Ultra Ball x30, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x20, Razz Berry x20, Incense x2, Lucky Egg x1, Lure Module x1, Nanab Berry x20
  • Level 36 – Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x20
  • Level 37 – Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x20, Pinap Berry x20
  • Level 38 – Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x20
  • Level 39 – Ultra Ball x20, Max Potion x20, Max Revive x10, Razz Berry x20, Nanab Berry x20
  • Level 40 – Ultra Ball x40, Max Potion x40, Max Revive x40, Razz Berry x40, Incense x4, Lucky Egg x4, Egg Incubator x4, Lure Module x4

Elsewhere we’ve got guides on how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go, plus how to make the most of the Pokemon Go Buddy System.

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Update Brings More Bonuses, Rewards

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Rockstar Games is once again on a roll, as a new update has arrived to “Grand Theft Auto V.” Interestingly, this update brings a new set of bonuses and rewards.

YouTube/Rockstar GamesRockstar Games has brought new bonuses and rewards to “Grand Theft Auto V.”

According to Express, many initially believed that the update would have something to do with the Gun Runner content of “Grand Theft Auto V.” Unexpectedly, it turned out to be Rockstar’s way of releasing more bonuses and rewards to help replenish the in-game bank accounts of every player. It is currently ongoing and will last until May 25.

Apart from the aforementioned stuff, players of the hit crime-themed game also receive double GTA$ and RP in two in-game adversary modes. These are namely the Juggernaut and the Resurrection. Rockstar is definitely making the game a bit more interesting.

The studio also introduces an array of discounts in “Grand Theft Auto V.” These will cover all the vehicles from Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit, along with some select mods and clothing. All of these are offered to the players with a whopping 25 percent discount. As for the Rockstar-created Stunt Races and Special Vehicle Races, they will offer double in-game currency and payouts.

It is worth noting that just recently, Rockstar introduced new missions and Heists in the game via an event, as reported by Blorge. Here, players acquired double bonuses and rewards for every challenge they surpassed. The video game company also went to introduce a premium race for every fan to join and enjoy.

As for the rumored “Grand Theft Auto V” update, many believe that it will be coming this month. However, with the recent changes Rockstar has brought, it is very unlikely for such to happen. Instead, it might be released to the game via the Gun Runner update. The latter’s release date remains unknown, but the studio already iterated a summer release window.

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