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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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A Telltale published Mr. Robot game is out today, but it's not what you think it is

Surprise! There's a new Mr. Robot game available on Android and iOS from Telltale, but it's not a full-blown "Elliot will remember that" adventure. Instead, it's taking the route of a text adventure, in the same universe as the show, f...   read

 
 
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Rome: Total War is coming to iPad, and I think it can work

Creative Assembly's classic strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to the iPad, compliments of Feral Interactive. It'll evidently be a port of the full game, with the entire campaign and 11 factions, coupled with a touch-screen interf...   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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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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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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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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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'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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When you see a Blastoise, everyone gets in the water

Look, doing whatever it takes to be the very best doesn't come without sacrificing comfort sometimes. If there's a Blastoise in the water, you damn well better get in the water. Otherwise, you're just another jabroni with too many Zubats. A...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is out in Japan, God save us all

So uh....a short while ago Niantic noted that it "wouldn't launch Pokémon Go" in a ton of regions (including Japan) until it got a handle on the servers. So of course the game was released in Japan last night. As was previously sugge...   read

 
 
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Niantic is handling Pokemon Go poorly in spite of its success

Pokemon Go is a phenomenon. Even people who can't name any of the original 151 creatures outside of Pikachu are playing it, walking around their office complexes in suits trying to find that "brown fox" over in the corner of the building. I...   read

 
 
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Here are some things Pokemon Go could stand to do better

Pokemon Go has become a phenomenon in some regions, and we can chalk up a lot of that success to the series' 20-year history. I mean at some point, ignorant or not, odds are an individual who doesn't play games has heard of it, has a r...   read

 
 
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