Skip to main content

Twitch is hosting a massive Pokemon marathon in honor of the franchise’s 20th birthday

pokemon
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Almost exactly one year ago, the originator of crowd-powered gaming, Twitch Plays Pokemon, managed to catch all 151 of the Pokemon the project set out to catch. Considering the special bond that Twitch has with Pokemon, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is doing something special for the franchise’s 20th birthday.

Pokemon Day is this Saturday, February 27, and while festivities will be held around the world, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home to get involved. Starting at 10 am ET, the official Pokemon Twitch channel will kick off a celebration of its own, streaming Pokemon games, hosting discussions and interviews, and providing other coverage. The Pokemon website mentions this is for “fans of all ages,” so be sure to be on your best behavior.

Starting at 6 pm ET, the stream will switch over to a 24-hour marathon of Pokemon-related animation. The broadcast will feature movies, fan-favorite episodes of the many iterations of the TV show, and animated specials, rolling on until it comes to a close at 6 pm ET on Sunday evening.

For fans who’d rather get involved in person, celebrations for Pokemon’s 20th anniversary are taking place in New York and Los Angeles. On February 27 a celebration is being held at Rockefeller Center, while the Pokemon pop-up shop at JapanLA in Los Angeles will have a small opening-night celebration on Saturday, remaining open until March 27.

As a franchise with “gotta catch ‘em all” as its most recognizable catch phrase, Pokemon has always been all about the merchandise, and that isn’t changing for its 20th birthday. On Saturday, re-releases of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow, will hit the 3DS eShop, while a New Nintendo 3DS Pokemon 20th Anniversary bundle is headed to retail.

The Pokemon 20th Anniversary bundle comes with Pokemon Red and Blue pre-installed, and includes a pair of swappable face plates featuring art from the original games.

Kris Wouk
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kris Wouk is a tech writer, gadget reviewer, blogger, and whatever it's called when someone makes videos for the web. In his…
The Sims 5: release date speculation, trailers, gameplay, and more
sims 4 for rent expansion pack shared living the 6

It's time to brush up on your Simlish if it's rusty because the long-awaited The Sims 5, aka Project Rene, is officially on the way. This has been the longest gap between main entries since the series began, and while we did get tons of expansions for The Sims 4 to hold us over, plus the change to it becoming free to play, we're more than ready for a new entry. Each time a new game in the franchise comes out, die-hard fans always need to have a bit of skepticism about what features will be there -- both new and returning. Again, the last entry eventually got to a great spot, but it certainly wasn't there at launch. We can't answer all your questions yet, but here's everything we know about The Sims 5.
Release date speculation

Still referred to by the code name Project Rene, The Sims 5 (which we will call it until the official title is revealed) does not have a release window as of now. Developer Maxis did state it was working on it in October 2022 at the Behind the Sims Summit presentation. The only clue we got there was this statement from Lyndsay Pearson, franchise creative vice president: "Over the next couple of years, we'll continue sharing updates with all of you on Project Rene."

Read more
GTA 5 cheats: codes and phone numbers PS4, PS5, Xbox, and PC
The main characters of Grand Theft Auto V stand side-by-side.

A slam-dunk of a game for the talented developers at Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto V has been out for several years now, but it’s still an extremely popular title. We’re also guessing there’s some renewed interest in the game because the world knows we’re getting a Grand Theft Auto VI in the somewhat-near future. If you’ve ever played a GTA game, you’ll know the going can get a little tough from time to time. This is why it’s nice to live in a world with cheat codes. 

Whether you just want to have a ton of fun with unlimited health and ammunition, or you’re seriously struggling with a certain section of the game, we’ve rounded up all the cheat codes you’ll need to know for GTA V, for platforms including PS4, PS5, Xbox, and PC.
How to use GTA 5 cheats
There are a few ways to enter GTA 5 cheat codes. The first and easiest is to use your cellphone. You can open your cellphone by pressing Up on the D-pad. From there, enter the corresponding number, and the cheat will fire. You can also classically input cheats by following a specific button combination. The combinations are the same across PlayStation and Xbox, but we've split them up to account for their different button-naming conventions, so it should feel more natural reading and entering them.
GTA 5 character cheats
Max Health and Armor

Read more
How to fix ‘servers at capacity’ error in Helldivers 2
A Helldivers 2 player fires a laser canon.

Helldivers 2 is a ton of fun to play, but the game isn’t without its small list of issues. One of these maladies is an error code that reads “servers at capacity.” If you’ve ever seen this pop-up window, you’ll know just how frustrating it can be to get around. But as far as fixes go, there's not much one can do when it comes to getting around this roadblock.
Can you fix the servers at capacity error?

Unfortunately, this is one error in Helldivers 2 that you have no power over. This issue falls on the game being just too popular for the game's servers to keep up with. A statement posted by developer Arrowhead in its official Discord said: "Our team is working around the clock to solve these issues. While we've been able to mitigate some of the causes, we are still struggling to keep up with the scaling that is needed to accommodate all our Helldivers. Therefore, we’ve had to cap our concurrent players to around 450,000 to further improve server stability. We will continue to work with our partners to get the ceiling raised.”

Read more