Rare ‘Pokémon’ Blastoise card sells for $360,000

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Rare ‘Pokémon’ Blastoise card sells for $360,000

A rare Blastoise card has been sold for a whopping US$360,000.

Collectible grading website CGC Trading Cards announced the sale on YouTube, following a Heritage auction for the card and other collectible items on Thursday, January 14. The Pokémon card was sold for US$360,000 and has been certified to be one of just two presentation cards produced.

The presentation cards, per CGC, were produced as a test print “for media use to demonstrate what an English Pokémon card would look like”, which resulted in CGC including a notation of “Commissioned Presentation” on the card’s label.

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Watch the auction below.

The two rare Blastoise presentation card were printed in 1998 by Wizards Of The Coast and come with blank backs, whereas the other cards in the test pack that were printed have Magic: The Gathering backings. The status of the second blank-back Blastoise presentation card is currently unknown.

At the same Heritage auction, a Pokémon First Edition Base Set Sealed Booster Box was also sold for US$408,000. Other sales made during the auction include a first edition copy of the Batman #1 comic book for US$2.2million.

In other Pokémon news, a Nintendo Switch remake of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is rumoured to be announced in February. French leaker Kelios first leaked that the games would receive a full remaster late last year.

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According to Pokemon Centre, the remakes are slated for an official announcement in February, with the game releasing around November of this year. A Nintendo Direct presentation scheduled for February 27 has since leaked, although Nintendo has yet to confirm the showcase.

Published at Wed, 20 Jan 2021 07:17:19 +0000

Watch a new gameplay video for ‘The Medium’

Bloober Team has released a new gameplay video for its upcoming psychological horror game, The Medium.

The trailer offers players a glimpse at what the game’s protagonist, a Medium named Marianne, will be able to do in the game. Marianne wields special abilities that let her uncover secrets and solve mysteries with the help of involve spirits. She is able to see, feel and sense things in the real world that other people aren’t able to pick up on.

Watch the video below.

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Through Marianne, players will be able to use clues left behind from the spirit world, such as the location of hidden objects, or memories and emotions that are emitted from physical objects that belong to the deceased through “echoes”. These echoes will enable her to experience an previous event that occurred specific locations, giving players yet another piece of the puzzle that they will have to solve.

Marianne will also be able to cross over into the spirit world, which allows her to discover fragments of spirits frozen in time. She will have to piece the fragments together to relive what the spirits where thinking and say at that specific time.

Players also will be able to communicate directly with the lost souls in the spirit realm. The spirits trapped here are unable to cross over into Heaven or Hell due to unresolved issues, and players will have the ability to help them find peace.

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The Medium will be released on January 28 for Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game will also be available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on launch day, alongside other new additions like Control and Desperados III.

Published at Wed, 20 Jan 2021 05:09:18 +0000

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