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Review: Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

Blizzard has me in its clutches again with the Warcraft universe. I haven't raided in earnest in World of Warcraft since Cataclysm, and here I am gearing up in Legion at level 110 with my Demon Hunter, playing Hearthstone and batt...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion is getting a companion app today

I think Legion is the most fun I've had in World of Warcraft since Lich King, and it's just as well as a new app is coming today that allows players to track and order their followers around on both Android and iOS. It's pretty ba...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's 'Buddy System' sounds like the first good addition since launch

In a weird twist, Niantic is adding a cool feature to Pokemon Go that will probably get a fair few folks interested again. It's called the "Buddy Pokemon" mechanic, and allows you to pick your favorite creature to appear alongside your char...   read

 
 
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EyeForcer fights against 'Gameboy Disease' or 'Tech Neck'

I've written before about some of the wackier stuff that we get on the Destructoid tip line. Sometimes, we get tips about Kickstarter projects that have concluded successfully. Niero himself brought this one to our attention after seeing it...   read

 
 
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Niantic is retracting some Pokemon Go bans with a warning

Niantic has been handing out bans like hotcakes lately for Pokemon Go, resulting in a permanent disabling of accounts. While some people were straight cheating with trainers or bots that allowed them to reach max level without playing, othe...   read

 
 
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Minecraft for Windows 10 continues to catch up with its Boss Update

As most of you know, the current Windows 10 edition of Minecraft (the one Mojang is going with and updating from now on) still isn't completely up to par with the original OG PC edition, which runs on Java and supports a litany of diff...   read

 
 
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Japanese teens, um, rap about Miitomo

This is...something. Non-English rap has always rung weird to me. It's like that hit Italian song that's meant to sound like hit American music, but the singer is just stringing together nonsense sounds. There's something uncanny about it....   read

 
 
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Reigns is like Tinder but with tons of dead kings

Reigns is a peculiar little game. It’s essentially a minimalistic card game about making choices. You’re presented with a situation and told to solve it by selecting one of two possible outcomes. Reigns is a gamified version of ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's new IV-like appraisal update is pretty basic

[Update: Internet sleuths have already figured out Niantic's code, and once again the community prevails at making Go a better game.] Yesterday's update description for Pokemon Go was light, but most of us veteran Pokemon pla...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go loses over 10 million daily players

Pokemon Go made record profits in its first month, but the reason King sold for $6 billion, for example, wasn't Candy Crush's first month (a paltry $25 million earned to Go's $200 million), but sustained engagement.  After peaking 2-3 ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go gets an actual feature added, not taken away, in new update

Niantic has been supporting Pokemon Go at a sluggish pace, taking away more features than adding them this past month in a half. But yesterday it notified us of an update that's coming in the form of version 0.35.0 on both iO...   read

 
 
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Get a constant influx of pussy with Android N's easter egg

Yesterday, some Nexus phone owners were treated to an upgrade to Nougat aka Android 7.0, the latest version of Google's we-can-do-iOS-stuff-too-kinda operating system. It's by far the best version of Android I've ever used; punchy and crisp...   read

 
 
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The mobile version of Lumines launches next month

Lumines has had a storied 12-year history, and after a four-year hiatus since the (good) Vita game, we're getting a new version. Before you get too excited, know that it's another mobile edition (there are at least three ports already, as t...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go draws massive, scary Taiwan crowds

Pokemon Go is still big in Taiwan, and man is it insane. Most of the more popular Go areas around me are ghost towns at this point with just a dedicated few left, but these images verified by the Eastern Broadcasting Company show massive cr...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go player earns lots of XP in a weekend, triggers anti-cheat measures from Niantic

Even if you don't follow Pokemon Go, this is a neat little inspiring story, and an interesting case of game design. Although quite a bit of folks have quit Go, a large fanbase still remains, and among them is an avid player named ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go bans are going out in full force, here's what the email looks like

Niantic is still really pissed that everyone is using third-party apps, and in addition to blowing a ton of them up, it has also been sending out mass ban emails, so check your inboxes if you're one of those impacted. The email essentially ...   read

 
 
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Review: Deus Ex GO

Square Enix Montréal has a damn good track record thus far. Hitman GO, Pokémon GO, and Lara Croft GO all received high marks from us and raised the bar for what mobile puzzlers can look and play like. The team's next proj...   read

 
 
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A Telltale published Mr. Robot game is out today, but it's not what you think it is

Surprise! There's a new Mr. Robot game available on Android and iOS from Telltale, but it's not a full-blown "Elliot will remember that" adventure. Instead, it's taking the route of a text adventure, in the same universe as the show, f...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go teens flashed by laser-wielding, pig-masked sex couple

I'm not sure anyone can top the original headline, Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens, but I've tried. The report comes from Insjön in central Sweden where a couple spooked two teens who'd wandered out to ...   read

 
 
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Fantastic sci-fi 4x board game Eclipse is coming to PC

One of 2011's hottest board games was Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. It blended classic space 4X gameplay with a European-style board game mechanic governing the economy. I was fortunate enough to get a copy during its initial print run,...   read

 
 
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Chinese Pokemon Go is just...

Pokémon Go may never officially be launching in China, but that hasn't stopped some clever plagiarizing developer from cashing in on the craze. Enter Rejected Games: FPS Adventure & Sport Simulation Adventure with ...   read

 
 
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Party Hard launching on mobile devices this year

Publisher TinyBuild will be releasing Party Hard Go on iOS and Android sometime later this year. The murderous stealth game will feature all manner of touch controls and, apparently, works super well. In the press release, CEO Alex N...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

I love how Hearthstone plays off of the wackier parts of the Warcraft universe. It's been there all along -- Pandaren have been looking silly and getting drunk since the Warcraft III days, but Hearthstone, as a spinoff world ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go will get you booted from the Cambodian genocide museum

While a handful of dictators have killed or been otherwise responsible for the deaths of many more millions of people, the estimated two million deaths under Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia is extreme in context, given that that number represen...   read

 
 
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(Update) Pokemon Go update adds tracking for some players

[Update: Turns out Niantic wasn't joking about the tracking test being for a subset of users as the below video demonstrates a new system that many players in San Fransico and some other major cities are seeing. On top of the new sightings ...   read

 
 
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