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Pokemon Go developer looking at one-on-one battles

Niantic just unleashed the Buddy System in Pokemon Go, but it has a lot of features left to live up to when it announced the game many moons ago in its inaugural trailer. Trading, for one, would be great, as would a true battle mode outside...   read

 
 
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Russian man faces 5 years in jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

I would like to point your browser towards two links first by way of remembrance. Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue, to remind you that there are still a lot of people playing Pokemon Go....   read

 
 


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Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue

Although a lot of folks I know have quit playing, it still clearly has an audience -- Pokemon Go is apparently the fastest app to reach the $500 million revenue mark, beating out titans like Candy Crush. Analyst site App Annie predicts...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's Buddy Update is rolling out today

Niantic is unleashing one of the first real content updates for Pokemon Go out into the world today on Android and iOS. Rather than take away or curb features that existed at launch, the patch is adding in a brand new "Buddy System" th...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's arena mode is getting a big shakeup with lots of removed cards

Hearthstone's competitive aspect has taken off in a big way, to the point where it's a celebrated and much-watched eSport event throughout the year. But perhaps it's biggest stain is the Arena mode, where players can pay in-game gold to com...   read

 
 
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PSA: Pokemon GO Plus is on sale next week

While Pokemon GO is nowhere near as popular as it once was, there's no denying that it really set the world on fire for a fair amount of time. For those of you who are still playing it, Nintendo of America have announced via Twitter that th...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing aren't hitting mobile this fall

I think I played Miitomo for precisely one day. Pokemon Go had me obsessed for weeks, but then burned out fast. How will Super Mario Run fare? Better, I think. You can play it while eating a hamburger! But as far as Nintendo's mobile plans ...   read

 
 
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Talking Lumines with the great 'time thief' Tetsuya Mizuguchi

It's been many years since I've played Lumines on account of having a PlayStation Portable that is somehow both lost and broken, not to mention the fact that I've always been more of a Rez guy, but there's plenty good reason to talk about t...   read

 
 
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The World of Warcraft: Legion companion app couldn't have come soon enough

One of World of Warcraft's most divisive features was introduced in its last expansion -- Garrisons. Essentially amounting to a base management minigame, players could track down NPCs, get them to perform an essential function for their ins...   read

 
 
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GameMaker Studio featured in latest Humble Bundle

Are you interested in getting into game development? Would you like to try out GameMaker Studio, but don't have the requisite amount of money to tinker with the software? Humble Bundle has the deal for you, then. In addition to getting the ...   read

 
 
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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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