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Daily PitStop - Feb 20, 2023

Here's today's top 5 gaming news bite-sized for you:

  1. Nintendo announces new Pokemon games: During a Pokemon Direct presentation, Nintendo announced two new Pokemon games coming to the Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be remakes of the classic Nintendo DS games, while Pokemon Legends: Arceus will be a brand new open-world game set in the Sinnoh region.

  2. Sony releases new PS5 system software update: Sony has released a new software update for the PlayStation 5, which includes several new features and improvements. These include the ability to store PS5 games on external USB drives, new social features for the PlayStation app, and improvements to the console's 3D audio capabilities.

  3. EA acquires mobile game developer Glu Mobile: Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it is acquiring Glu Mobile, a mobile game developer known for titles such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Deer Hunter. EA is reportedly paying $2.1 billion for the acquisition, which will give the company a stronger presence in the mobile gaming market.

  4. Call of Duty: Warzone surpasses 100 million players: Activision has announced that its free-to-play battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone has surpassed 100 million players worldwide. The game, which launched in March 2020, has continued to attract a large audience thanks to regular updates and new content.

  5. Epic Games announces $1 billion funding round: Epic Games, the company behind the popular game Fortnite, has announced a new funding round that values the company at $28.7 billion. The $1 billion investment comes from a group of investors that includes Sony Group Corporation and Appaloosa LP, among others. Epic Games says the funding will be used to support the company's long-term vision for the Metaverse, a virtual world that connects different games and platforms.

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