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7:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Pokémon Black/White music collection on iTunes

Game Freak continues to add more Pokémon music to iTunes with the arrival of Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection today for $9.99. Find it here. While I was personally holding out for...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Google wants you to partake in its Pokémon challenge

Here we are on March 31 and Google's rolling out April Fools' Day jokes because it does not give a damn what your calendar says. While I wish this were real so I could finally earn my well-deserved recognition as a Pok&eacut...

Brett Makedonski

3:15 PM on 03.25.2014

Cliffy B chooses you to die in this Pokemon rap

Cliffy B feels the flow and spits fire (like Charizard!) in a Starbomb rap-along. Then he pulls a Pokeball out of his pants. I repeat: Then he pulls a Pokeball out of his pants. The Gears of War creator isn't the only person you're likely to recognize, though. This video's full of "special guests" that want to tell the tale of how they chose you to die.

Brett Makedonski



What Twitch Plays Pokemon and True Detective teach us about modern storytelling photo
What Twitch Plays Pokemon and True Detective teach us about modern storytelling
by Steven Hansen

Recently, two opposite things have become popular: Twitch Plays Pokemon and True Detective. Popularity is a plague, now more than ever. It spreads. Tumblr fandoms have gif sets up before an episode of a show can end. On Twitter, people are "live-tweeting" a thing while they're supposed to be engaged with it, filling that space in between live-tweet sessions with themed hashtags (#truedetectiveseason2).

I was into Twitch Plays Pokemon (Red) for its novelty, for the creativity is spawned: songs, comics, and other bits of art. But its crowd-sourced canon is infinite monkeys on infinite keyboards. Except eventually writing memes instead of Shakespeare. Because time is finite and there are constraints. The same ones that let it finish Red in only 16 straight days. Because the monkeys can't just fling shit for six years between typing "up" and "a."

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11:00 AM on 03.24.2014

This limited edition 3DS XL from the Dragon King Pokemon tourney is badass

"Wow," is all I can really say about this limited edition 3DS XL from the Pokemon Dragon King Competition. It's the prize of a pretty exclusive tourney over in Japan, available only to grade-school children. It seem...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 03.24.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon completes Crystal, is now on Emerald

Although it wasn't nearly as popular the second time around, Twitch Plays Pokemon moved on from Red and switched to Crystal at the start of this month -- only to complete it late last week. We're looking at roughly ...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 03.17.2014

How much does Japan love Pikachu? It is their World Cup mascot

Japan has teamed up with Adidas and The Pokemon Company for a promotional campaign leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. That Mary Sue pocket monster is taking advantage of the weight its shed over the years to lead Jap...

Steven Hansen





11:00 AM on 03.15.2014

Team Rogket blasts off

A reddit user found a website where you can pay people a very small amount of money to read whatever scripts you want. So he paid a couple of guys to do the Team Rocket theme from the Pokemon cartoons. Japanator even did a feature about them, and you can check that out here. It's all very stupid, yet made me laugh like an idiot.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 03.10.2014

Legendaries square off again in the Pokemon XY movie trailer

Here's some pretty but unremarkable footage from the upcoming 17th Pokemon movie Cocoon of Destruction. Members of an old folks' home suddenly feel lively and not like dying after discovering the rejuvenating powers of aline...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 03.10.2014

Blacksmith makes a Pokémon because the Pokémon is a sword

Man at Arms has created yet another videogame sword. This time, it's also a videogame character. Because the Pokémon is a sword. This is still funny to me. Time for some HM01. Hah.

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Connect 4: Super Mario edition is a thing that is happening

Nintendo is developing an exciting new analog gaming product called Connect 4: Super Mario. It's just like Connect 4, except now the coins you insert into the slots have Mario and Luigi faces on them. How thrilling! It's comi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 03.02.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon is now playing Pokemon Crystal

In case you were living under a rock for the past few weeks, a group of individuals teamed up to beat Pokemon Red by way of thousands of simultaneous chat inputs. The experiment was called Twitch Plays Pokemon. It took o...

Chris Carter



Tony Hawk, Pokémon, Razor Scooter & Rise of Mana photo
Tony Hawk, Pokémon, Razor Scooter & Rise of Mana
by Max Scoville



Good evening, teens! Here’s today’s DTOID News update, which I’m turning into a weekly show so we can make more interesting things happen.

Do you have Playstation Plus? Because depending on where you live, you can get a bunch of fun free games next month. Do you like Secret of Mana? Because too bad, the newest game is a F2P mobile game. Are you into Gundam? Well, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is coming to PS3 this summer. Are you stoked on Razor Scooters and Tony Hawk? Well, both of those things are getting new games, because apparently 2014 is the new 1999. Finally, Pokémon is hitting Netflix, and to celebrate, Nintendo is retiring all online play for the Wii and DS.

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10:30 AM on 02.27.2014

Pokemon will be hitting Netflix soon

Fresh off of the news that a number of Pokemon movies and series have hit Hulu, it appears as if Netflix will be getting in on the action soon. Starting March 1st, Pokemon the Movie: Black and Pokemon the Movie: Whi...

Chris Carter



Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal photo
Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal
by Chris Carter

Last week, we heard of a rumored promotion that would net you a free copy of Pokemon X or Y if you hapened to buy a 2DS/3DS and one of six applicable games (Animal Crossing: New LeafYoshi's New IslandLEGO City Undercover: The Chase BeginsSuper Mario 3D LandDonkey Kong Country Returns 3D, or Mario Kart 7)

Here's how you get your game -- you need to be in North America, have a Club Nintendo account, and register everything from March 1st (not before) until March 31st. Then login to Club Nintendo, look at your "to-do" list, and claim your code before April 30th.

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Art Hawk: Twitch Plays Pokemon photo
Art Hawk: Twitch Plays Pokemon
by Jonathan Holmes

Against all odds, Art Hawk perceives. Born from talking to women about videogames, he's strived to show the world that Grand Theft Auto, Dead Rising, Gears of War, and Flappy Bird are all important works of art. Some say he's was annoying, others call him a genius. None of that matters. All that he wants is to let you know about the art. He's never going to stop.

His latest query is Twitch Plays Pokemon, a game that has taken the internet by storm. What is it about this exercise in disorganization and delusion that fascinates people so? Artemis gets to the art of the matter like only he can. Visuals by Tobiichi Karlsson  

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