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OG Pokestuff photo
OG Pokestuff

Japan gets merch based on original Pokemon sprites


Celebrating 20 years in style
Feb 10
// Steven Hansen
Some new, 20th anniversary Pokemon junk is going on sale in Japan this month. February 27, if you want to plan a trip around it. Playing up the re-releases of Red, Blue, and Yellow (and their subsequent themed 2DS models in J...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

The newest Pokemon on the block is 'Magiana'


Insert dirty joke here
Feb 10
// Chris Carter
CoroCoro Magazine has revealed a brand new Pokemon, Magiana. Evidently this 'mon is going to show up in the new movie, where Volcanion will be chasing after it for some unknown reason that will likely be a revelation. Said fi...
Pokeman photo
Pokeman

Well, look at that: A soccer player with a Poke Ball shaved into his head


Pretty Great (Ball)
Feb 09
// Brett Makedonski
I don't get to talk about sports enough around here. I suppose that's to be expected when you write for a video game site. But, I like discussing sports and am left without a place to do it. So, I'll look for any excuse and m...
Pokemon Go photo
Pokemon Go

Beware those Pokemon Go beta sign-up pages, they're all scams


As real as Mewthree
Feb 09
// Kyle MacGregor
The Pokémon Company has put out a warning concerning Pokémon Go, stating nothing has been announced regarding the upcoming beta and any new information will be shared via the official site. This seems ...

Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Watch Pokemon: The First Movie online for free


Poor Mewtwo
Feb 08
// Kyle MacGregor
You can now watch Pokémon: The First Movie via Pokémon TV, The Pokémon Company's official video streaming service, via your web browser, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, or Android device. I can ...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Happy Birthday, Mewtwo, you abomination


You would cry too if it happened to you
Feb 06
// Kyle MacGregor
Happy birthday to Mewtwo, the most terrifying and fucked up Pokémon in existence. Years ago on this day, a pregnant Mew gave birth to the creature in a lab on Cinnabar Island, where a team of scientists had tampered wi...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

These Bulbasaur planters are pretty adorable


Oddish too!
Feb 06
// Kyle MacGregor
I've never been into gardening, but these Bulbasaur planters have convinced me to give it a shot. The design is just too perfect; after seeing it, I had to snap one up right away. If you're interested in following suit, ...
Pokemon Nendoroid photo
Pokemon Nendoroid

Red and Blue battle it out as the newest Pokemon Nendoroid figures


Gary was here, Ash is a loser!
Feb 05
// Ben Davis
It's getting hard to keep up with all these awesome and adorable Nendoroid figures! Coming soon are new figures for the Pokémon trainer and his rival from Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as Mew. As with all Nendor...
Pokken photo
Pokken

Learn how to play Pokken Tournament with this instructional video


Helpful even if you don't know Japanese
Feb 04
// Chris Carter
I think Pokken Tournament is pretty easy to pick up, and within a few sessions of playing it in arcades I had the hang of it. But if you haven't been able to take the trip out to Japan to experience it, this video is the...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Game Freak nearly lost Pokemon Red and Green


Major technical difficulties
Feb 04
// Kyle MacGregor
This month is Pokémon's 20th anniversary, which seems like as good an opportunity as any for the development team to share some memories of their time working on the series over the years. Game Freak's Junichi Masuda h...
Pokemon Go photo
Pokemon Go

We'll see more of Pokemon Go in March


I want Gengar... or do I?
Feb 03
// Jordan Devore
[Delightfully horrific illustration by Junji Ito] The world is ready for Pokémon Go, but is Pokémon Go ready for us? We haven't heard much out of the augmented-reality, location-based mobile game since its unvei...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Attention, Pokemon hipsters: The Red/Blue soundtrack is on vinyl now


Limited to 500 copies, though
Feb 03
// Brett Makedonski
When you think about it, "With a Little Help from My Friends" is a song that's pretty fitting for trainers in Pokémon. After all, they only command the adorable little critters; they don't actually do any of the f...
Detective Pikachu Intro photo
Detective Pikachu Intro

Great Detective Pikachu catcalls a lady in the intro for the game


Even more evidence for Danny DeVitochu
Feb 02
// Jed Whitaker
Great Detective Pikachu is officially released in Japan (that was fast) and the introduction and following sequence have been captured and uploaded to YouTube. In it, Detective Pikachu has a dream about being in a car c...
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Nintendo updates its list of top-selling Wii U and 3DS games of all-time


3DS dominating Wii U
Feb 02
// Brett Makedonski
Nintendo has updated its list of best-performing first-party software to reflect its recent earnings report. Unsurprisingly, Mario is making his presence felt all over the charts, especially when it comes to kart racing. As o...
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WHO DID THIS

One of you best come get your Pikachu


A wholesome rat for families
Feb 02
// Steven Hansen
Who did this? I'm driving my friend home and there's just piles of trash in front of her house, and look at this shit, which one of y'all left your bean bag chair sized Pikachu all dirty on the street like that? Come collect ...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Pokemon's Mew anniversary event kicks off today


Worldwide
Feb 01
// Chris Carter
In case you haven't heard, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are running a 20th anniversary celebration, complete with mythical 'mon events. This month is Mew, which you can acquire by way of a serial code distribution. In the...
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Strangely lenient towards cock fighting
I am very pleased to announce that this week is 100% bodily fluid-free. There’s no wee, no poo, no nothing. It’s been a totally wholesome, family-friendly week in gaming news! The most NSFW thing you'll find is th...

Danny DeVitochu 2016 photo
Danny DeVitochu 2016

More evidence that Danny DeVito needs to be the voice of Detective Pikachu


Humans are filthy, dirty filthy
Jan 29
// Jed Whitaker
Some saint created the above trailer showing off what the English release of Great Detective Pikachu could be like if Nintendo takes notice of the petition to cast Hollywood sweetheart Danny DeVito in the starring role....
Detective Pikachu photo
Detective Pikachu

You've got the right stuff, Detective Pikachu


This freakin' game
Jan 29
// Jordan Devore
I've been following Great Detective Pikachu for years, and what a journey it has been. There was a time when we just had a scant few seconds of nightmarish facial-capture footage to go on for the 3DS game and even then, in it...
DeVitochu photo
DeVitochu

Fans petition Nintendo to get Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu


I signed it, so should you
Jan 28
// Jed Whitaker
Sairith Aramor has started a petition to get Nintendo of America to hire Hollywood superstar Danny DeVito to voice the English localization of the recently announced Detective Pikachu.  "There are a number of us tha...
Detective Pikachu photo
Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu appears to be set in Boston


Pikachu would probably get wrecked
Jan 28
// Laura Kate Dale
Detective Pikachu is a weird thing that will soon exist. Pikachu the Pokémon travels around the human world, speaking our languages and solving our crimes. It's an unexpected turn for the franchise for sure. Perhaps weirder still, it seems that Pikachu is walking around the streets of Boston.
Super Mystery Dungeon photo
Super Mystery Dungeon

Watch a posh kid get turned into a Pokemon in this Super Mystery Dungeon trailer


This kid sure does love his apples...
Jan 28
// Joe Parlock
While Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon has been out for the 3DS in Japan and the States for months now, it isn’t being released here in Blighty until February 19. I think it’s some weird punishment for us get...
EVO 2016 photo
EVO 2016

EVO 2016's lineup includes Street Fighter V and Pokken


Vegas, baby
Jan 26
// Zack Furniss
In the middle of a Twitch stream for Redbull's eSports channel, the Evolution Championship Series (call it EVO if you want to make friends) co-founder Joey Cuellar announced the lineup for this year's event. Here's what the f...

Nintendo 3DS's spring is an oasis of JRPGs

Jan 26 // Steven Hansen
Project X Zone 2 is full Japanese gaming fan service with appearances by the likes of anyone from Street Fighter's Ryu to Devil May Cry's Dante and Vergil to Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki to SPace Channel 5's Ulala. It's coming to 3DS February 16. Bravely Second: End Layer hits Europe on February 26 and the states on April 15. There are 12 new jobs in this old school JRPG from Square Enix, including Catmancer, a class that trains cats to use enemies' skills (like the past game's Vampire). Another involves throwing cake at people. It also tried to "take the pain out of the grinding" with a "let it ride" system where random battles will flow into one another so you don't have to run back and forth to trigger another. The caveat is that if you finally lose, there goes all the accumulated experience from those battles. It also "might be longer than Bravely Default." Plus, here are some actual lines of dialogue from Bravely Second: End Layer. Note: "Ba'als" is pronounced "balls." Like balls. "She studies Ba'als." "Ba'al buster Magnolia Arch is on the job." "A new Ba'al is headed this way and it's my job to bust it." "It's...it's huge [referring to a Ba'al]." "I'm Magnolia Arch and it's time to bust some Ba'als." The localization team went Ba'als to the wall with this joke. Oh, hey, Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow -- yes, the originals -- are coming to the 3DS eShop on February 27? Time to find out how well that game is actually balanced 20 years later. Also to argue over which version's sprites were best. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King and Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past are also coming to 3DS in 2016, with Dragon Quest VII coming first. It won't have random battles, instead getting treats like Dragon Quest VIII with enemies on a world map and other additions.
JRPG spring lineup photo
Six within a month
Fire Emblem Fates is just a few weeks away (February 19) and I'll finally have a reason to re-glue my face to my 3DS and play nosy match-maker. But the two versions of Fates are just, uh, two of the JRPGs (and adjacent genres...

Pokken photo
Pokken

The Pokken Tournament controller's limitations have been confirmed


Based on UK listings
Jan 26
// Chris Carter
When the beans first spilled for the Pokken Tournament controller, things didn't look good for prospective buyers. Apparently it not only can't be used by player one, but it also will not work with other games. It is now...
Detective Pikachu photo
Detective Pikachu

That Detective Pikachu game has been revealed for 3DS


'Birth of a New Partnership'
Jan 26
// Chris Carter
We knew some sort of Detective Pikachu game was coming at some point, but now we have final confirmation. It's called Birth of a New Partnership, and it's due for a February 3, 2016 release date on the 3DS eShop in Japan, at ...
Pokemon Shuffle photo
Pokemon Shuffle

Use this code for 3,000 coins in Pokemon Shuffle


20160123
Jan 25
// Jordan Devore
You can never have enough coins in Pokemon Shuffle, particularly if you're playing on mobile and are trying to catch 'em all, which I foolishly am. There's no escaping this fate, but I've come to accept that. After spending I...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

You can watch Pokemon's Super Bowl commercial now


Commercials? Everyone loves those!
Jan 25
// Chris Carter
The Pokémon Company International is airing its "first ever" Super Bowl commercial for Pokémon this February 7 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. It's shot in Rio de Janiero, and although there wi...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

The upcoming Pokemon Virtual Console re-releases won't have restore points


No save state
Jan 19
// Chris Carter
More information has come to light regarding the new Pokemon Generation 1 re-releases, particularly as it pertains to save state functionality and connectivity. For starters, players will not have the option for "restore...
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Never a dull moment in gaming!
Keeping up with gaming news can be bloody hard.  In gaming terms, a week is an eternity, so here we are with this handy-dandy breakdown of the past week’s most important, interesting, or downright bizarre gaming ne...


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