Uri Geller allows Nintendo to print Kadabra on ‘Pokémon’ Cards after 20 years

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Uri Geller allows Nintendo to print Kadabra on ‘Pokémon’ Cards after 20 years

Kadabra’s decades-long absence from the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game has finally been resolved, thanks to a change of heart from Uri Geller.

The Psychic type Pokémon, which is always seen holding a bent spoon, is named Yungerer in Japan, unequivocally linking him to celebrity illusionist Yuri Geller. The reference was noticed by Geller back in 2000, and the magician sued Nintendo for basing the Pokémon on him.

As this was the height of the Pokémon Card game craze, he also requested that Nintendo stop creating and printing Kadabra cards, which The Gamer discovered was the reason behind the Pokémon’s absence from the Card game, which has continued until now.

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Kadabra is the middle of the Abra and Alakazam evolution game, so the card game has needed to introduce special rules and items to allow Abra to leapfrog the evolution.

This is all set to change now, due to reporting by The Gamer, which has seen Geller receive a lot of emails on the subject, causing him to have a change of mind. Geller sent an email to the site saying:

“Due to the tremendous volume of emails I am still getting begging me to allow Nintendo to bring back Kadabra/Yungeller, I sent […] a letter to the chairman of Nintendo giving them permission to relaunch the Uri Geller Kadabra/Yungeller worldwide.”

They continued to report that his email said that his letter was picked up by two Nintendo representatives, which may see changes to the card game in the near future.

Pokémon is currently going through a spate of announcements ahead of its 25th anniversary. Original Thread revealed that they are going to be creating masks with Pokémon designs on them, and the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have been recently rumoured according to a prominent leaker.

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Free-to-Play MOBA style game Pokémon Unite and a sequel to Pokémon Snap are also set for release at some time in the near future.

Published at Sun, 29 Nov 2020 13:20:58 +0000

‘Final Fantasy XIV’ brings Emerald Weapon to patch 5.4

Square Enix have revealed the contents of patch 5.4 for Final Fantasy XIV on the game’s official site, detailing new raids, dungeons and trials.

The patch is coming out on December 8, and is titled Future Rewritten. It starts a new chapter in the story which follows the finale of the Shadowbringers main scenario questline, and is set to be one of the largest content patches in the current expansion.

A new trailer, showcasing the various content, is available here.

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For long-time players, the new Raid Dungeon “Eden’s Promise” is the final raid tier of Shadowbringers, bringing pro players a chance to chase world firsts for clears, and more casual players a whole new brace of content to learn and master.

A new Trial, Castrum Marinum, brings back another of Final Fantasy VII’s super bosses in the form of Emerald Weapon. FFXIV already brought Ruby Weapon to the game back in February, and patch 5.4 will allow players to tackle both of the legendary super bosses.

The addition of the Weapon is a continuation of the Sorrow of Werlyt storyline, which has seen players working to Empire’s warmachina program, with players having also fought Sapphire Weapon (which features briefly in a cutscene in FFVII) in a previous patch.

There are also a new dungeon in the form of Matoya’s Relict, a new large-scale battle named Delirium Reginae, and a new Unreal Trial featuring notorious boss fight Titan.

Significant updates for the patch also include Blue Mage being updated to level 70, adding new content for the class in the form of old raids and trials, as well as Explorer Mode coming to Shadowbringer dungeons. The latter allows players to move around the dungeons without enemies, bosses and traps, catering towards RP players and those who enjoy using the Gpose photo mode.

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The patch notes also note that gathering and crafting will be getting a swathe of updates, whilst the Monk class is set to receive a complete rework.

Square Enix have also teased a large announcement showcase for Final Fantasy XIV on February 5/6, 2021, though details remain scarce.

Published at Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:10:44 +0000

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