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Borderlands 3 Studio Appears To Lessen Legal Pressure In Court Battle With Former Employee

Gearbox Software, the studio behind the upcoming Borderlands 3, appears to be softening its position in an ongoing legal battle with a former employee. The company had previously threatened to file an official grievance against Wade Callender, its former general counsel, but has since dropped that threat and filed a new petition that removes some of its original claims.

Polygon reports that in its most recent court filing, Gearbox dropped a section that accused Callender of breaching his fiduciary duty by revealing confidential information. That claim was in relation to disclosures made in Callender’s own suit against Gearbox.

Gearbox has also reportedly not filed a grievance with the State Bar of Texas, as it threatened when the legal matter came to light. Callender himself confirmed that the grievance has not yet been filed, saying he contacted the state bar directly to inquire about his record.

The ongoing legal dispute has been a volley of suits and counter-suits. Gearbox first filed suit against Callender, claiming he had failed to repay a loan and had improperly used company credit cards. A month later, Callender filed suit against Gearbox, alleging that CEO Randy Pitchford had taken $12 million from the company coffers, and more luridly, that he had left a USB drive with pornography and trade secrets at an event. Gearbox then updated its original petition with an amendment accusing Callender’s suit of breaching his fiduciary duty–that claim has now been dropped.

Pitchford has been a focal point of other controversies as well. Another former employee, David Eddings, recently explained why he won’t be resuming his role as Claptrap for Borderlands 3. That led to a testy exchange with Pitchford until Eddings ultimately alleged that Pitchford had physically assaulted him at GDC 2017, and subsequently stalked him on social media.

Source: GameSpot.com

Pokemon Go Bringing Three Legendaries Back Soon

Pokemon Go‘s ongoing Extraordinary Raid Week event is set to wrap up on May 28, giving players a chance to battle new Raid bosses and earn extra bonuses until then. If that isn’t enough to scratch your Raid itch, however, Niantic has announced it is bringing three Legendary Pokemon back to Gyms very soon–and this time, you’ll have a chance to encounter their Shiny forms.

Cresselia, Kyogre, and Groudon are all set to reappear as five-star Raids over the next few weeks. The Lunar Pokemon will be the first to return, appearing in Raids from May 27 to June 18. The Sea Basin Pokemon Kyogre will follow from June 18 to June 27, while Groundon is scheduled to appear from June 27 to July 10.

It’s rare to see the aforementioned three Legendaries in Pokemon Go, so if you missed previous chances to catch them, this is a good opportunity to add them to your collection. Each one also only has a single type, which should make it easier to prepare a team to counter them. The Psychic-type Cresselia is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost Pokemon; the Water-type Kyogre is vulnerable to Grass and Electric Pokemon; and the Ground-type Groudon has a disadvantage against Grass, Water, and Ice Pokemon.

In the meantime, you still have a chance to catch Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie. The Legendary lake trio will appear in Raids until May 27. Even after that date, however, it will still be possible to come across the Pokemon in the wild, although the chance of encountering them is exceptionally rare. Each Legendary is also currently exclusive to a specific region, so there’s no word if or when they’ll rotate to other parts of the world.

Niantic has also announced the date of Pokemon Go’s next Community Day. June’s event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 8, and the featured Pokemon this time will be Slakoth, the adorable sloth originally from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. On top of increased Slakoth spawns, Pokemon Eggs will hatch at a quarter of the distance they normally require during the event.

Source: GameSpot.com

How to Manage Game Day Anxiety

Whether you’re playing a sport, preparing a speech, or getting ready to sing in front of an audience, it’s nearly impossible to control the pre-game jitters.

That’s fine. In fact, it’s expected.

At roller derby site The Apex, skater and psychiatrist Veloskitty explains that pre-game anxiety is both normal and natural. Higher stakes prompt higher emotions, after all, and there’s no good way of eliminating game day anxiety entirely.

Instead, you have to address it head-on.

Veloskitty offers five tips to help you manage your anxiety before you get on the track (or take the field, or go onstage). Some of these tips, like “create a routine,” should go into practice long before game day:

You can do this in different ways — this might be through what you eat and how far before practice, or it might be through something like music. I have a couple of game-day playlists which I listen to prior depending on whether I need to be more pumped or less pumped, and I routinely listen to one of these in the car on my drive over to practice. This means that when I play them on game-day my brain associates them with practice and puts me into the same mindset.

However, my favorite tip has to do with the idea of “chunking.” Instead of worrying about whether you’ll be at your best throughout the entire game or performance, focus on completing one action at a time.

This starts, of course, with the routine—maybe you listen to the same music, maybe you eat the same snack (another Veloskitty suggestion), maybe you put on the same clothes or gear.

Then you warm up. That’s easy to do, right?

Then you ask yourself how you’re going to complete the most important next step. When I sang a solo at a jazz concert last week, I reminded myself that the most important next step was building rapport with the audience. I could break that down even further: walk on stage with confidence, take a beat to smile and look at the audience (even if the lights are too bright to see their faces), introduce yourself, tell a joke that has worked with previous audiences, and so on.

Then you move on to the next important step. At this point, there will be variables you can’t control—an opposing team, an audience that didn’t laugh, a microphone that isn’t set to the correct level even though it was fine during sound check. That’s okay. You’ve got a song to sing, a job to do, a speech to give, a play to complete, and it’s your job to get to the end of that next action.

Then, praise yourself for what you did well. As Veloskitty puts it:

Instead of being annoyed that you were unable to hit that jammer out, instead focus on the fact that you managed to make contact with the jammer.

Focusing on what you did right—“positive reframing,” if you want the psychological term—will remind you that these unexpected variables don’t have to throw off your whole game.

At this point, it’s time for the next chunk: another jam, another song, the transition from the prepared speech to the audience Q&A. Think about what you did right during the last chunk, and how you can address what went wrong (“can I get a little more ukulele in the monitor, please?”).

Then repeat, until the whole thing is over and it’s time to shake hands with a bunch of people and go eat pizza.

If you play a team sport, or frequently speak/sing/perform in front of people, how do you handle the game day anxiety? Do techniques like routines and chunking and positive reframing work for you, or do you have a different set of tips and tricks?

Source: Kotaku.com

Report: Call of Duty 2019 is called ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’

A new tweet from Jason Schreier, Kotaku’s reliable reporter that has accurately leaked info several times on the Call of Duty franchise, states that this year’s new Call of Duty game is just called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. There’s no four or any number attached.

Schreier states he can ‘confirm’ reports of the game is just called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, saying it is “absurd” how the naming scheme works in Call of Duty for this year’s game.

There has been a Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Now there’s going to be a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, based on his tweet.

Update: In another tweet from Jason, he claims that “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is a “soft reboot” of the Modern Warfare series.

We will let you know when there’s more info on the game. Activision has not confirmed this information.

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Source: CharlieIntel.com

Grey Sweatshirts are Cool and Comfy, So Why Don’t You Own a Nice One Yet?

Graphic: Shep McAllister
Style Girlfriend[Style Girlfriend](https://stylegirlfriend.com) is the go-to destination for guys seeking not just fashion advice, but lifestyle tips, tricks, and shortcuts – all from a friendly, female editorial team’s perspective. Each week, Team SG will round up the clothes, grooming products and more men need to live their most stylish lives.  

Fashion is fleeting, and by that I mean exhausting. Which is why it’s often easier to reach for clothes that are easy to wear season after season, knowing they’ll outlive whatever the trend du jour may be. At first brush, a grey crewneck sweatshirt fits in that “always a classic” bucket, but in the past few years, the style basic has also become…really fucking cool? Every designer’s got their own spin on this wardrobe workhorse, while celebs wear them everywhere from the airport to magazine covers looking like a million bucks.

Bottom line? A well-fitting grey crewneck sweatshirt is a timeless staple that’s capable of blending into your personal style with ease, so it’s high time you scooped one up to wear with everything you own.

Because of its current BMOC status, you can find grey sweatshirts everywhere from the runway to big box stores. Team SG did the hard work for you, selecting only the cream of the heather grey crop.


Uniqlo Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt, $30

Shouts to Uniqlo for always managing to create clothing that’s both trendy and crazy-affordable. This long-sleeve sweatshirt is a simple, no-frills style to get your feet wet with incorporating crewnecks into rotation. Experiment to see what you like, but pairing it with bold colors (think a bright-colored oxford cloth button down), patterns (a nice spring-y plaid, perhaps?!), or with a chore jacket and jeans.

Todd Snyder + Champion Fleece Pocket Sweatshirt, $98

Snyder’s collaboration with Champion has not only helped revitalise the heritage sportswear brand, the line has also (arguably) become Snyder’s signature offering thanks to its ‘everyguy’ styling and affordable price point.

The New York designer dug deep into Champion’s archives to update this classic staple with a modern fit and perfect little details (the pocket, the Champion logo, and collar V-stitching..oh my!) elevate it way beyond a workout layer.

And thanks to a cotton and poly blend, this sweatshirt won’t lose its shape, but will stay stupidly comfortable. Grab one and I promise it’ll be one of the most worn pieces in your wardrobe, looking just as great dressed up over an oxford shirt and tie as it does dressed down with a pair of light wash jeans and white t-shirt.

Banana Republic Shortsleeve Sweatshirt, $60

Think of a short-sleeve sweatshirt as a plug-in for your wardrobe, an add-on tool you can use to get more out of what you already own. This style is surprisingly well-suited to wear on a breezy beach with swim trunks, or as insulation under a light coat during spring and fall.

Interestingly, this Banana Republic piece was originally made for customers in Japan, and was then brought stateside to help you channel your inner Axel Foley.

Acne Fayze Logo-Print Mélange Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt, $230

If you’ve ever been so comfortable in your bed that you wish you could just wear it out into the world, this Acne Studios crewneck is for you. The cotton-jersey fabric is often used for bedsheets and is some of the richest, softest cotton around.

Acne is known for its minimalist design, which means that a lot of the detailing seen in the other sweatshirts isn’t present here. The trade-off is a slick, clean looking piece that will lend itself to being worn in more formal situations (as in, feel free to layer it under a suit like you would a sweater if you’re headed to a special event or a super nice restaurant). You could even bring it back to its humble athleisure origins with a pair of track pants, just nothing too sloppy or baggy, please.

John Elliott Raglan Crew, $178

John Elliott’s sweatshirts and sweatpants are what landed the Los Angeles-based designer on the map (before working with LeBron James and having his side zippers knocked off by fast fashion stores), so he knows a thing or two about constructing a good crewneck.

The raglan sleeves on this style means that the material goes from the neck into the sleeves—instead of having seams where your shoulder stops. Geeky fashion detail aside, just know this particular way of constructing a sweatshirt will make your arms look like you’ve been hitting the gym as hard as Michael B. Jordan. And who doesn’t want that?!


Source: Kotaku.com

E3 2019: Wolfenstein: Youngblood — What We Know And What We Want

It’s been two years since our last adventure in the Nazi-killing, bombastic world of Wolfenstein, but the wait is almost over as Wolfenstein: Youngblood is fast approaching. Bethesda are returning to E3 2019 with its very own press conference once again, and Wolfenstein fans have their fingers crossed for a new gameplay demonstration of Youngblood ahead of its July 26 release date.

What We Know So Far

Wolfenstein: Youngblood was first announced at E3 last year. The game is being developed by MachineGames, who has created all of the most recent Wolfenstein games, though this time it is in collaboration with Dishonored developer Arkane Studios. Youngblood leaves B.J. Blazkowicz behind and shifts focus to his two daughters, Jessica and Sophia. Set 19 years in the future during the 1980s, the twin sisters are in Paris trying to locate B.J., and lending a Nazi-killing hand where need be.

No Caption Provided

For the first time in the rebooted series, you’ll be able to play cooperatively. If you don’t have a buddy on hand, you sister will be AI-controlled. Unfortunately, there is no split-screen capability planned for Youngblood. The game is adding new RPG elements, updated weaponry, new abilities and gadgets. Youngblood executive producer Jerk Gustafsson told Official PlayStation Magazine that the level design will resemble that of Dishonored. MachineGames also confirmed that the gameplay structure will be more open-ended and branching, with plenty of side missions to get stuck into. Missions can also be taken on in any order. As this is not a full priced game, we’re expecting a condensed version of the Wolfenstein formula.

The game is set to cost $29.99 for the standard edition and if you splash out on the $39.99 Deluxe Edition you will also get access to a Buddy Pass where you can invite a friend who doesn’t have the game to play with you for free. The game will have cosmetic only microtransactions and will arrive on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on July 26.

What’s Confirmed For E3?

So far, Bethesda have confirmed very little for its 2019 press conference. While there’s sure to be a variety of titles showcased, only Doom Eternal has a confirmed appearance at this stage. Bethesda’s Todd Howard has also ruled out the possibility of Starfield or Elder Scrolls VI making an appearance, but there’s no official word on whether we’ll see more Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

What We Hope To See At E3

Given Wolfenstein: Youngblood releases in July, we’re hoping to see an extended look at how co-op gameplay will work. So far, it seems clear that high-octane action is making a significant return but we’ve yet to check it out in all its uncut glory, so that’s what we’ll be hoping for come E3. Excellent co-operative campaigns aren’t always easy to come by, so we’re keen to see how the multiplayer elements are integrated with the story and combat mechanics.

Additionally, we’d love to get a closer look at the new weapons, gadgets, and abilities that have been teased for Youngblood. It would also be great to learn whether each twin will have a unique approach to combat. The fast approaching release date makes us pretty confident that at least seem of these questions will be answered come E3.

Source: GameSpot.com

Grey Sweatshirts are Cool and Comfy, So Why Don’t You Own a Nice One Yet?

Graphic: Shep McAllister
Style Girlfriend[Style Girlfriend](https://stylegirlfriend.com) is the go-to destination for guys seeking not just fashion advice, but lifestyle tips, tricks, and shortcuts – all from a friendly, female editorial team’s perspective. Each week, Team SG will round up the clothes, grooming products and more men need to live their most stylish lives.  

Fashion is fleeting, and by that I mean exhausting. Which is why it’s often easier to reach for clothes that are easy to wear season after season, knowing they’ll outlive whatever the trend du jour may be. At first brush, a grey crewneck sweatshirt fits in that “always a classic” bucket, but in the past few years, the style basic has also become…really fucking cool? Every designer’s got their own spin on this wardrobe workhorse, while celebs wear them everywhere from the airport to magazine covers looking like a million bucks.

Bottom line? A well-fitting grey crewneck sweatshirt is a timeless staple that’s capable of blending into your personal style with ease, so it’s high time you scooped one up to wear with everything you own.

Because of its current BMOC status, you can find grey sweatshirts everywhere from the runway to big box stores. Team SG did the hard work for you, selecting only the cream of the heather grey crop.


Uniqlo Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt, $30

Shouts to Uniqlo for always managing to create clothing that’s both trendy and crazy-affordable. This long-sleeve sweatshirt is a simple, no-frills style to get your feet wet with incorporating crewnecks into rotation. Experiment to see what you like, but pairing it with bold colors (think a bright-colored oxford cloth button down), patterns (a nice spring-y plaid, perhaps?!), or with a chore jacket and jeans.

Todd Snyder + Champion Fleece Pocket Sweatshirt, $98

Snyder’s collaboration with Champion has not only helped revitalise the heritage sportswear brand, the line has also (arguably) become Snyder’s signature offering thanks to its ‘everyguy’ styling and affordable price point.

The New York designer dug deep into Champion’s archives to update this classic staple with a modern fit and perfect little details (the pocket, the Champion logo, and collar V-stitching..oh my!) elevate it way beyond a workout layer.

And thanks to a cotton and poly blend, this sweatshirt won’t lose its shape, but will stay stupidly comfortable. Grab one and I promise it’ll be one of the most worn pieces in your wardrobe, looking just as great dressed up over an oxford shirt and tie as it does dressed down with a pair of light wash jeans and white t-shirt.

Banana Republic Shortsleeve Sweatshirt, $60

Think of a short-sleeve sweatshirt as a plug-in for your wardrobe, an add-on tool you can use to get more out of what you already own. This style is surprisingly well-suited to wear on a breezy beach with swim trunks, or as insulation under a light coat during spring and fall.

Interestingly, this Banana Republic piece was originally made for customers in Japan, and was then brought stateside to help you channel your inner Axel Foley.

Acne Fayze Logo-Print Mélange Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt, $230

If you’ve ever been so comfortable in your bed that you wish you could just wear it out into the world, this Acne Studios crewneck is for you. The cotton-jersey fabric is often used for bedsheets and is some of the richest, softest cotton around.

Acne is known for its minimalist design, which means that a lot of the detailing seen in the other sweatshirts isn’t present here. The trade-off is a slick, clean looking piece that will lend itself to being worn in more formal situations (as in, feel free to layer it under a suit like you would a sweater if you’re headed to a special event or a super nice restaurant). You could even bring it back to its humble athleisure origins with a pair of track pants, just nothing too sloppy or baggy, please.

John Elliott Raglan Crew, $178

John Elliott’s sweatshirts and sweatpants are what landed the Los Angeles-based designer on the map (before working with LeBron James and having his side zippers knocked off by fast fashion stores), so he knows a thing or two about constructing a good crewneck.

The raglan sleeves on this style means that the material goes from the neck into the sleeves—instead of having seams where your shoulder stops. Geeky fashion detail aside, just know this particular way of constructing a sweatshirt will make your arms look like you’ve been hitting the gym as hard as Michael B. Jordan. And who doesn’t want that?!


Source: Kotaku.com

E3 2019: Wolfenstein: Youngblood — What We Know And What We Want

It’s been two years since our last adventure in the Nazi-killing, bombastic world of Wolfenstein, but the wait is almost over as Wolfenstein: Youngblood is fast approaching. Bethesda are returning to E3 2019 with its very own press conference once again, and Wolfenstein fans have their fingers crossed for a new gameplay demonstration of Youngblood ahead of its June 26 release date.

What We Know So Far

Wolfenstein: Youngblood was first announced at E3 last year. The game is being developed by MachineGames, who has created all of the most recent Wolfenstein games, though this time it is in collaboration with Dishonored developer Arkane Studios. Youngblood leaves B.J. Blazkowicz behind and shifts focus to his two daughters, Jessica and Sophia. Set 19 years in the future during the 1980s, the twin sisters are in Paris trying to locate B.J., and lending a Nazi-killing hand where need be.

No Caption Provided

For the first time in the rebooted series, you’ll be able to play cooperatively. If you don’t have a buddy on hand, you sister will be AI-controlled. Unfortunately, there is no split-screen capability planned for Youngblood. The game is adding new RPG elements, updated weaponry, new abilities and gadgets. Youngblood executive producer Jerk Gustafsson told Official PlayStation Magazine that the level design will resemble that of Dishonored. MachineGames also confirmed that the gameplay structure will be more open-ended and branching, with plenty of side missions to get stuck into. Missions can also be taken on in any order. As this is not a full priced game, we’re expecting a condensed version of the Wolfenstein formula.

The game is set to cost $29.99 for the standard edition and if you splash out on the $39.99 Deluxe Edition you will also get access to a Buddy Pass where you can invite a friend who doesn’t have the game to play with you for free. The game will have cosmetic only microtransactions and will arrive on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on June 26.

What’s Confirmed For E3?

So far, Bethesda have confirmed very little for its 2019 press conference. While there’s sure to be a variety of titles showcased, only Doom Eternal has a confirmed appearance at this stage. Bethesda’s Todd Howard has also ruled out the possibility of Starfield or Elder Scrolls VI making an appearance, but there’s no official word on whether we’ll see more Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

What We Hope To See At E3

Given Wolfenstein: Youngblood releases mere weeks after Bethesda’s E3 conference, we’re hoping to see an extended look at how co-op gameplay will work. So far, it seems clear that high-octane action is making a significant return but we’ve yet to check it out in all its uncut glory, so that’s what we’ll be hoping for come E3. Excellent co-operative campaigns aren’t always easy to come by, so we’re keen to see how the multiplayer elements are integrated with the story and combat mechanics.

Additionally, we’d love to get a closer look at the new weapons, gadgets, and abilities that have been teased for Youngblood. It would also be great to learn whether each twin will have a unique approach to combat. The fast approaching release date makes us pretty confident that at least seem of these questions will be answered come E3.

Source: GameSpot.com

Grey Sweatshirts are Cool and Comfy, So Why Don’t You Own a Nice One Yet?

Graphic: Shep McAllister
Style Girlfriend[Style Girlfriend](https://stylegirlfriend.com) is the go-to destination for guys seeking not just fashion advice, but lifestyle tips, tricks, and shortcuts – all from a friendly, female editorial team’s perspective. Each week, Team SG will round up the clothes, grooming products and more men need to live their most stylish lives.  

Fashion is fleeting, and by that I mean exhausting. Which is why it’s often easier to reach for clothes that are easy to wear season after season, knowing they’ll outlive whatever the trend du jour may be. At first brush, a grey crewneck sweatshirt fits in that “always a classic” bucket, but in the past few years, the style basic has also become…really fucking cool? Every designer’s got their own spin on this wardrobe workhorse, while celebs wear them everywhere from the airport to magazine covers looking like a million bucks.

Bottom line? A well-fitting grey crewneck sweatshirt is a timeless staple that’s capable of blending into your personal style with ease, so it’s high time you scooped one up to wear with everything you own.

Because of its current BMOC status, you can find grey sweatshirts everywhere from the runway to big box stores. Team SG did the hard work for you, selecting only the cream of the heather grey crop.


Uniqlo Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt, $30

Shouts to Uniqlo for always managing to create clothing that’s both trendy and crazy-affordable. This long-sleeve sweatshirt is a simple, no-frills style to get your feet wet with incorporating crewnecks into rotation. Experiment to see what you like, but pairing it with bold colors (think a bright-colored oxford cloth button down), patterns (a nice spring-y plaid, perhaps?!), or with a chore jacket and jeans.

Todd Snyder + Champion Fleece Pocket Sweatshirt, $98

Snyder’s collaboration with Champion has not only helped revitalise the heritage sportswear brand, the line has also (arguably) become Snyder’s signature offering thanks to its ‘everyguy’ styling and affordable price point.

The New York designer dug deep into Champion’s archives to update this classic staple with a modern fit and perfect little details (the pocket, the Champion logo, and collar V-stitching..oh my!) elevate it way beyond a workout layer.

And thanks to a cotton and poly blend, this sweatshirt won’t lose its shape, but will stay stupidly comfortable. Grab one and I promise it’ll be one of the most worn pieces in your wardrobe, looking just as great dressed up over an oxford shirt and tie as it does dressed down with a pair of light wash jeans and white t-shirt.

Banana Republic Shortsleeve Sweatshirt, $60

Think of a short-sleeve sweatshirt as a plug-in for your wardrobe, an add-on tool you can use to get more out of what you already own. This style is surprisingly well-suited to wear on a breezy beach with swim trunks, or as insulation under a light coat during spring and fall.

Interestingly, this Banana Republic piece was originally made for customers in Japan, and was then brought stateside to help you channel your inner Axel Foley.

Acne Fayze Logo-Print Mélange Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt, $230

If you’ve ever been so comfortable in your bed that you wish you could just wear it out into the world, this Acne Studios crewneck is for you. The cotton-jersey fabric is often used for bedsheets and is some of the richest, softest cotton around.

Acne is known for its minimalist design, which means that a lot of the detailing seen in the other sweatshirts isn’t present here. The trade-off is a slick, clean looking piece that will lend itself to being worn in more formal situations (as in, feel free to layer it under a suit like you would a sweater if you’re headed to a special event or a super nice restaurant). You could even bring it back to its humble athleisure origins with a pair of track pants, just nothing too sloppy or baggy, please.

John Elliott Raglan Crew, $178

John Elliott’s sweatshirts and sweatpants are what landed the Los Angeles-based designer on the map (before working with LeBron James and having his side zippers knocked off by fast fashion stores), so he knows a thing or two about constructing a good crewneck.

The raglan sleeves on this style means that the material goes from the neck into the sleeves—instead of having seams where your shoulder stops. Geeky fashion detail aside, just know this particular way of constructing a sweatshirt will make your arms look like you’ve been hitting the gym as hard as Michael B. Jordan. And who doesn’t want that?!


Source: Kotaku.com

Pokémon Go Lapras raid guide: Counters, best movesets, and more

Lapras is taking over Pokémon Go raids on May 25 (or May 26 for players in Asia-Pacific) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in your local time. The ice- and water-type Pokémon is a rare spawn, so this’ll be a great chance for any players to grab one.

This Raid Day event will give players up to five free Raid Passes from gyms and a chance to nab a Shiny Lapras.

It will also bring back Lapras’ legacy moveset: Ice Shard for a quick attack and Ice Beam as a charge attack. Lapras isn’t the best attacker around, but is a pretty decent gym defender with this moveset. Ice Shard and Hydro Pump are also good and will keep attacking trainers on their toes. With the popularity of using fighting-type Pokémon to take down gyms, Lapras suffers a bit, but its tanky enough to be worth dropping in there anyway.

To counter Lapras in raids, use electric-type or fighting-type moves. The following Pokémon are the best:

  • Electivire with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Machamp with Counter/Karate Chop and Dynamic Punch/Close Combat/Cross Chop
  • Zapdos with Charge Beam and Thunderbolt/Zap Cannon
  • Breloom with Counter and Grass Knot/Dynamic Punch

As usual, keep in mind the moves that Lapras knows as well. If the opposing Lapras knows mostly ice-type moves, Zapdos and Breloom will have a much harder time.

For more information on raids, check out our guide here.

Source: Polygon.com