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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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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 social studies

Finally, a Pokemon Go dating app

While all the reports of people hooking up thanks to Pokemon Go are real and true and good, those who want to grease the wheels of fuck without putting their b-hole on Craiglist, good news: PokéDates, replete with artwork straight fr...   read

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From Auschwitz to Arizona: Humble requests that you stop playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is currently more active among mobile users than Tinder, Twitter and Facebook. It has blown the hell right up. I keep seeing roving bands of phone-locked trainers with requisite charging cables dangling between phone and poc...   read

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Pokemon Go near-miss

Florida man shoots at teens playing Pokemon Go

Two teens in Palm Coast, Florida were shot at over the weekend while playing Pokemon Go. At around 1:30AM on Saturday night two teens aged 16 and 19 stopped in their car in front of a house to catch some pocket monsters. According to the Fl...   read

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One quick tip

Pokemon Go PSA: You can pick how Eevee evolves

The internet sleuths over at Reddit have found, fairly convincingly, a way to guarantee your preferred Eevee evolution (or "Eeveelution," if you want to get cute about it). There is one obvious drawback and that is taking a hit to your Poke...   read

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Another Pokemon Go player found a dead body in a river

Last week a Wyoming teen found a body floating in the river near her house while she was on the lookout for pocket monsters in Pokemon Go. This afternoon in Nashua, New Hampshire, a Pokemon Go player stumbled on a dead body in Rotary Park. ...   read

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Hillary Clinton wants you to 'Pokemon Go to the polls'

Nearly-69-year-old grandmother and possible future president Hillary Clinton wants you to know she has a finger on the pulse of what's hip with the youths these days. "I don't know who created Pokemon Go," she said at a recent appearance, h...   read

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Pokemon Go

You can request new PokeStops and Gyms for Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go has gotten me to explore just-around-the-corner places I'd never otherwise think to check out, and for that, I am thankful. But depending on where you live, you might not be so fortunate with Niantic's predetermined real-w...   read

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Pokemon Go porn
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Pokemon porn searches rocket up as much as 336%

Pokemon Go, absent other big releases and cashing in on the ennui-staving nostalgia of the 25-to-35-year-old demographic, has blown up to be this month's Overwatch, albeit with 20 years of brand recognition behind it. Naturally more people ...   read

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Pokemon Go robbery

Armed teens used Pokemon Go to rob nine people

Pokemon Go is a security risk in more ways than one. In O’Fallon, Missouri, some enterprising stick up men have used the game's real world location-based hook to lie in wait and commit a series of armed robberies. "About eight or nine...   read

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Pac-Man 256
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Pac-Man 256 is coming to consoles and PC with multiplayer

I missed Hipster Whale's Pac-Man 256 on mobile, but an upgraded port with four-player local co-op and the ability to play with a gamepad by default sounds pretty good, actually. Publisher Bandai Namco is releasing the game on PlayStation 4...   read

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Pokemon Go beta

Sign up for Pokemon Go field tests

Provided the recent, rough footage from Pokémon Go didn't turn you off -- maybe the promise of gyms, egg hatching, and other familiar mechanics was enough to sway you back -- you can sign up and request an invitation to the game...   read

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Bejeweled again
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PopCap aims for the moon, ends up with Bejeweled Stars

It's actually been 6 years since Bejeweled 3 and a cool 15 since the series' first iteration, even if I still can't reliably spell Bejeweled correctly. One of the reasons King is worth $6 billion is its match-3 Candy Crush, which hadn...   read

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Square is bringing Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius west

[Update: Square Enix has confirmed on May 16 that it will bring Exvius west "this summer."] While Square might have skipped over western territories for the "too sexy" Mevius Final Fantasy, we are getting the smart phone Final Fantasy...   read

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Zynga might be worth less than its office

Zynga had a good run. A lot of people made a lot of money on shitty Facebook games. Now the company is looking to offload its 670,000 square foot headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Funny thing about that math, though. When Zynga bought...   read

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Final Fantasy XI Reboot

Check out Final Fantasy XI's mobile reboot

Paired with the news that Square Enix would eventually shut down the PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XI, the company also announced it would be partnering with Korean giant Nexon to create a mobile (iOS, Android) version of the l...   read

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Elder Scrolls
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is rolling out its PC beta

That free-to-play strategy card game based on The Elder Scrolls? Still happening. Leading into PAX East this weekend, where The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be playable at booth #8021, Bethesda Softworks and Dire Wolf Digital have begun tak...   read

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Pokemon Go

Game files suggest Pokemon Go will begin with the original 151

Data miners have torn into the Japanese field test for Pokémon Go, non-disclosure agreements be damned, and uncovered a bunch of miscellaneous details about the augmented-reality mobile game. A user on reddit, Juxlos, has rounded up ...   read

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PlayStation on mobile

Expect to see more PlayStation properties on mobile

Sony is opening a new division, ForwardWorks, in Tokyo to turn some of its existing PlayStation properties into "full-fledged game titles" for mobile devices in Japan and Asia (at least to start). The company didn't name any likely candidat...   read

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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has gyms, egg hatching, and other familiar mechanics

That recent, not-great footage of Pokémon Go was a rude awakening for some people with lofty expectations for Niantic's augmented-reality mobile game, but now the healing process can begin. The company shared some new details about i...   read

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Infinite Arms preview
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Transformers and Tamagotchi designer takes on Skylanders with Infinite Arms

I can't say for certain Activision knew it was stumbling onto a multi-billion dollar idea when it decided, "hey, let's do something with Spyro the Dragon." The 10th Spyro hit DS in 2005. In 2011, Activision introduced Skylanders: Spyro's Ad...   read

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Humble Mobile Bundle

Humble Mobile Bundle 17 features Lara Croft Go, Grim Fandango

It's been a while since we've highlighted a Humble Mobile Bundle, but can you blame us? There are 17 of 'em at this point. Seventeen! It's hard to get excited for each and every one like it was back when Humble first debuted. That speaks to...   read

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Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strateg...



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