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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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Apple essentially just put its own version of LINE gaming stickers on iOS

Line, a popular Japanese social app, has been doing video game themed stickers for forever, but now Apple is getting in on the lucrative licensed emoji market. This week the company launched a new "iMessage Store" for those of you who have ...   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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Miyamoto shows how to eat a burger while playing Super Mario Run

In talking up Super Mario Run's one-handed game design, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto recently went on the record to say that it's possible to play the upcoming mobile title while "riding the subway or, my favorite, eating a hamburger." That...   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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Nintendo talks amiibo smartphone functionality, is 'looking into it'

I can recall a lot of "we aren't interested in smartphones" talk from Nintendo in the last five years or so, but now they're going full steam ahead with projects like Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile, and Super Mario Run. The inf...   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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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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Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch this year

It may feel like the crazed end-of-times excitement over Pokémon Go is dying down, but the game is still absurdly popular, and with each new development, I can see it getting a boost. Today during Apple's iPhone 7 event, Niantic anno...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto announces a new Super Mario game for iOS devices

Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance today at Apple's special event to announce a new game, Super Mario Run, a runner that appears to be based on New Super Mario Bros. U. This will launch on iOS first, implyi...   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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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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Amanita puzzle adventure Samorost 3 hits iOS

Machinarium and Botanicula creator Amanita Design has brought its most recent puzzle adventure, the delightful Samorost 3, to iPhone and iPad. The game's alien landscapes are just something else! Our own Ben Davis reviewed the PC version e...   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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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 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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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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