Today’s stories feature updates on titles including Battlefield 2042, Pokemon Evolutions, and Resident Evil 4 VR, as well as a new Xbox feature celebrating the console’s 20th anniversary.

Here are the biggest gaming news stories for November 23, 2021.

Related: The Biggest Gaming News For November 22, 202

Activision Blizzard Board Appoints Activision Blizzard Board Members To Investigate Activision Blizzard Board

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No, you read that headline correctly. Apparently, an Activision Blizzard board-appointed committee has been created to investigate all of the current allegations behind CEO Bobby Kotick. Consisting of the board's only two women, the committee has reportedly been created to "oversee the Company’s progress in successfully implementing its new policies, procedures, and commitments to improve workplace culture and eliminate all forms of harassment and discrimination at the Company."

Shanghai Airport Intercepts 7.2 Tons Of Fake Pokemon Cards

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Buyers, beware! If you thought that the days of forged Pokemon Trading Cards were left back in the late ‘90s, think again. 7.2 tons of fake Pokemon Cards were reportedly recently seized at a Shanghai airport.

Nintendo Refreshes Their Own Animal Crossing Island, And You Can Visit

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Having originally launched about a year ago, Ninten Island has been refreshed with new items and seasonal furniture from the recent Version 2.0 update. Drop by the island today to check out the revamped Ninten.

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Battlefield 2042 Lead Designer Has Been Responding To Fan Concerns On Twitter For Days

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The team at DICE knows that it has a lot of work to do to get back into the good graces of gamers with the arguably unsuccessful launch of Battlefield 2042. Quite possibly, no one knows more about this than the team’s lead designer, Florian, who has been personally responding to concerns posted on Twitter in an attempt to rebuild some trust within the Battlefield community.

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Has A 29% Rotten Tomatoes Score

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While not necessarily shocking news, it sounds as though Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City isn’t exactly hitting well with critics.

Pokemon Go Developer Niantic Is Now Worth $9 Billion

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On an unrelated topic, yet one that qualifies equally as non-surprising news, Pokemon Go developer Niantic is now officially worth $9 billion.

Pokemon Evolutions Trailer Reveals Final Episodes Will Air Next Month

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The final trailer for Pokemon Evolutions is here! Weekly episodes kick off in the first week of December.

Super Mario Filmmaker Defends Casting Chris Pratt

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via Nintendo

Unsurprisingly, film producer Chris Meledandri has defended the casting choice of Chris Plant as Mario, stating, "All I can tell you is the voice that he's doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal."

Chrono Cross, Not Chrono Trigger, Is Reportedly Getting A Remake

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While it may not be the fan choice, it appears that Chrono Cross will be getting the remake treatment with an official announcement coming sometime next month.

Resident Evil 4 VR To Receive Mercenaries Update In 2022

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Resident Evil 4 VR didn’t have Mercenaries, Separate Ways, or Assignment: Ada when it launched on headsets last month, but it will reportedly be getting at least one of the expansions sometime next year.

Microsoft Has Created An Xbox Metaverse

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Microsoft continues its celebration of Xbox's 20th anniversary, most recently with a virtual gallery that Xbox players can wander around in.

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A Cancelled Game Of Thrones Prequel Pilot Just Doesn't Work, Cost $30 Million
Cancelled Game Of Thrones Prequel Pilot Cost $30 Million

If this was too bad for HBO, I dread to think what it was like.

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