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This boring Pokemon Go update will probably appeal to hardcore players

Niantic has been taking it easy these past few months when it comes to sweeping changes. They seemingly have things down pat when it comes to server stability (no doubt due to the massive exodus of players), and although "big things" are pr...   read

 
 
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is getting a smartphone game

Madoka is one of the best shows I've watched in the last five years or so. What starts off as a standard slice of life/magical girl narrative becomes so much more, and I won't spoil it beyond that. It's also the kind of series that would tr...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go developers sued by the Netherlands

Thought Pokemon Go was dying? It's not, at least in the Netherlands apparently. A bunch of people have been collecting on protected dunes near the Kijkduin beaches. Niantic responded to requests to remove support from areas such as the...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go traffic surged to 50 times Niantic's initial estimates

I'm always fascinated by developer interviews and retrospectives on popular games, and Pokémon Go was easily the biggest release of the year so far. Google's Cloud platform was the tech running in the background for Pok&eac...   read

 
 
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The most 'important' Final Fantasy character comes to Brave Exvius

If Square Enix had their way, every Final Fantasy homage would involve Lightning and Cloud. Out of every iconic character in the series' storied history, Lightning is the recent one that no one can seem to escape. She's got her own fashion ...   read

 
 
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Limited mods are coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Windows 10

Announced today at MineCon, "Add-Ons" have been dated for Minecraft's Pocket, Windows 10, and Gear VR versions. Don't get too excited though! Microsoft falls one step short of calling them full-on mods, as the phrase "tweak" is used to desc...   read

 
 
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The world's greatest superhero is coming to Marvel Pinball

The next big update for Marvel Pinball is all about the ladies. Zen Studios has announced two new tables are dropping next week that feature some of the best heroines of the Marvel Universe coming together to save the day. The first ta...   read

 
 
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Never stop punching in this Jack Reacher tie-in game

I remember the days when movie tie-in games were absolute trash. I'm not going to reminisce (since that has been done to death), but I will say that The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is one of the best movie-based games eve...   read

 
 
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Man robbed while livestreaming Pokemon Go

Streamer Rickeybot found himself in a nightmare situation last night while playing Pokemon Go for a live audience in New York City -- he was mugged on camera. Rickeybot was just chilling playing Go when someone sucker punches him and s...   read

 
 
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You need to walk 248 miles in Pokemon Go to evolve a Magikarp with the buddy system

Like most things Pokemon Go related, the community has come through and delivered more information than the developer has given. This new tidbit comes by way of GameSpot, who provided the exact mileage (kilometers, actually) needed to ...   read

 
 
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Another mini-game from Final Fantasy XV is coming to mobile

Upset you still can't play Final Fantasy XV until the end of November? Would another mobile version of a mini-game found in Eos be enough to tide you over? Coming soon to iOS and Android is King's Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon....   read

 
 
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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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