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Iran is the first country to ban Pokemon Go

Iran has become the first country to ban the hugely popular Pokemon Go. The decision was made by The High Council of Virtual Spaces, the wonderfully-named authority on such things.. According to the BBC, the ban is related to "unspecified s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go had a record $200 million first month

While Activision would come to purchase Candy Crush Developer King for about six billion dollars, King's crown jewel "only" made $25 million in its first month of release back in 2014. Usurping Candy Crush was this year's Clash Royale (~$12...   read

 
 
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Milkshake drinkers

Niantic issues another statement on tracking and closure of cheating sites

Niantic, the Pokemon Go developer, has already issued one statement about the tracking changes and why it  shut down third-party sites and apps that allowed players to cheat, but apparently one wasn't enough.  To summarise it...   read

 
 
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Struggling to catch Pokemon in Go? There's a 'bug'

If you've had a hard time actually catching anything in Pokémon Go as of late, it might not just be your imagination acting up or a super-unlucky streak. According to Niantic, "a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of...   read

 
 
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Let there be Pokevision

Pokevision creator's open letter to Niantic about Pokemon Go tracking

A tracking bug that upset one of Pokemon Go's prized features -- knowing how close nearby monsters were, so you could go get them -- led to the rise of Pokevision, a service that displayed Pokemon location in real-time in lieu of the game b...   read

 
 
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Review: Adventures of Mana

Some classic games remain just as enjoyable today as they were decades ago. But time, being the cruel mistress that it is, does not allow everything to age quite so gracefully. As the years march on, some old favorites no longer look as sha...   read

 
 
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Japanese Olympian got a $5,000 bill playing Pokemon Go in Brazil

There are two reasons I don't play Pokemon Go: 1) I can't afford a phone with more storage space and 2) I can't afford to keep my data turned on all the time. It ain't easy being broke as fuck. The latter came up and bit Japanese gymnast Ko...   read

 
 
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Niantic denies reports of a wild Pokemon Go Articuno

[Update: Niantic has noted that they have pulled the legendary Pokemon from the appropriate accounts.] Recently we had a quick chat about legendaries in Pokemon Go -- namely, the fact that they don't exist in the game at the moment, along w...   read

 
 
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Mobius Final Fantasy is out now in the west

Mobius Final Fantasy might have launched in Japan in June of 2015, but it's out right now in the west on Android and iOS. It's free to download, but requires server access to play (!), and features microtransactions. For the most part the g...   read

 
 
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Niantic speaks

Pokemon Go developer responds to outrage over tracking changes

Pokemon Go developer Niantic released an update for the game this week that rustled the Jimmies of many players, as it removed the footprint tracking feature. At the same time it had multiple sites shut down that allowed players to see wher...   read

 
 
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Team No Go

Sex offenders in New York are now forbidden from playing Pokemon Go

If you're a sex offender in New York state, then you're no longer allowed to enjoy Pokémon Go -- not only because the step counter has been removed and you can no longer cheat, but because your governor says you can't. Governor Andre...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is making another neat mobile game called Dramatic RPG Kamitsuri

Square Enix has been branching out in the mobile arena for quite a while now. While I can't say that I like their strategy of re-releasing ports of old games for $15 to $20, I do enjoy their completely original works at a lower pricepoint. ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can no longer use Pokevision to track wild Pokemon

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has quietly put an end to fan-made Pokémon tracking tools. One of the more popular apps, Pokévision, displayed wild Pokémon locations on a map in real time, but, as of today...   read

 
 
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Pokemon GOtoid

Pokemon GO update removes distance tracking, battery saver mode, and nerfs moves

A new update for Pokémon Go is out and with it come changes that arguably make the game both better and worse.  Here is the full changelog: Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen Adjusted bat...   read

 
 
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Level-5 confirms Lady Layton localization for 2017

If all goes to plan, Level-5's recently-announced Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone's Conspiracy will be released in western territories sometime next year, the developer has confirmed. The Nintendo 3DS and mobile game, which is slated ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

What level are you in Pokemon Go?

Currently, I'm level 20 in Pokémon Go having spent no cash. I expect to be blown away by a lot of you out there, but I blame some of my lack of progress on the woeful Pokémon Trainer Club connections I've been getting for...   read

 
 
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Government surveillance

Russia fears Pokemon Go is a CIA psyop to destabilize country

Playing Pokemon Go in Russia could land you in jail. The country is not taking well to Niantic and Nintendo's global hit. The Moscow City Hall is even trying to substitute Pokemon Go fever with its own knockoff app about "catching" historic...   read

 
 
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Deckstorm may convert this non-card dude

The last time I wrote about a mobile card game (okay, it was more of a match-3, but I love bringing up this piece) it didn't go exceedingly well. I can only assume that someone at DeNA read that piece and thought "Man, Zack sure knows card ...   read

 
 
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Disney Infinity

Disney's shutting down the Infinity servers

In the wake of Disney ceasing video game development, it's winding down existing services. The biggest of those is Disney Infinity support. Come March of next year, Disney will have completely washed its hands of Infinity. In an email ...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's new 'One Night in Karazhan' adventure has a groovy ass vibe

I've been pining for a real Hearthnstone adventure (not a card expansion) for months, and now I'm going to get one. Blizzard has announced Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan, another add-on that will see players entering Medivh's tower...   read

 
 
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At this point we have ample knowledge of region exclusive Pokemon Go creatures

Pokemon Go has been extensively datamined, and at this point I think we have a grasp on all of its mysteries, outside of the missing legendaries. Heck, someone event got to the max level of 40, albeit with cheating, just to see if it grante...   read

 
 
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Living in America

Pokemon Go player gets shot three times

It seems like gun violence and Pokémon Go (or should I say America?) go hand-in-hand as now a man in Columbus, Ohio has been shot multiple times while playing the game. 26-year-old Gregory Wheeler was out late playing Go in the not-s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Welp, someone maxed out their trainer level in Pokemon Go

After earning a ridiculous 20 million experience points in Pokémon Go, reddit user _problemz has done it -- they've hit the current trainer level cap of 40. Even with assistance from bots, that's wild. (Looking to give away that Dra...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go's 'Plus' accessory has been delayed until September

Like all things Pokemon Go related, we've heard next to nothing about the "Plus" accessory, which was supposed to launch this month. Down to the wire of course, we've learned that it has been delayed -- not into August -- but September...   read

 
 
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Lay Lady Layton
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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

 
 
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