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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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Pokemon Go

Niantic wants you to stop asking for new Pokemon Go stops and Gyms

Several days ago, Niantic asked you to report new locations for PokéStops and gyms, in case your area didn't have them already. Well, stop that!In a new help section that has popped up on its website (coinciding with the Japanese lau...   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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Pokemon Go datamined, and where are the legendaries?

If you've been playing Pokémon Go all day and night, you may have noticed a few creatures that are impossible to find -- Mew, Mewtwo, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, and....Ditto? Any information about them is pure speculation, with ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

This custom Pokemon Go Pokedex battery pack is awesome

I thankfully already had three backup batteries for my mobile device that I use for traveling, but I know a lot of people who bought them specifically for Pokemon Go in the past few weeks. Or, you could be like this ingenious artist, and cr...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

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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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go reportedly claims its first death

[Update: Now that the dust has settled, it appears as if the most widely reported story (and confirmed by Guatemalan police) is very similar to a situation that happened in the US recently. Assailants possibly used the app to...   read

 
 
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Find out how Pokemon Go's tech actually works

I've seen a lot of confusion as to how Pokemon Go works, and some people think it relies on a pedometer tracker of sorts. Well, no, it's pretty much all GPS-based, and that even includes the egg hatching mechanic, which for sure seems ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

(Update) Pokemon Go finally hits the UK

[Update: Now it's available in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.] The official Pokémon Go Twitter account has announced that after a rollout in four other countries (including Germany yesterday), that the game is now available in the UK on...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go just launched in Europe, starting with Germany

As popular as Pokemon Go is, it's only officially out in three countries (US, AU, and New Zealand). Well, four as of this morning. Niantic has announced that Go is now available on iOS and Android in Germany, which makes it t...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go vexes me. It's not a bite-sized version of the iconic handheld games, as it lacks many of the systems you would expect from a Pokémon release. Most of the systems that are present lack any proper tutorial. The game ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go fastest app to reach top revenue on Android, battling Twitter with active users

So, Pokemon Go is pretty popular. As in, millions of daily active users popular. So big in fact, that it has already surpassed Tinder in just one week without a global rollout, and is now taking on Twitter (a service that launched in 2...   read

 
 
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Fallout Shelter

Huge update incoming for Fallout Shelter, plus PC version this week

If you gave up playing Fallout Shelter at some point in the past year, this week might be a good excuse to jump back in. On July 14, a massive update will arrive for the game, which Bethesda promises is the "biggest yet" in addition to...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

I love what Pokemon Go is doing to the community

Pokemon came out when I was in elementary school, and man did it take off. The first pair of games were released in the US in 1998, and the card game was introduced in 1999. Somewhere in-between that, a social phenomenon started. ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Where is our Pokemon Go review? It's still busted

Hey gang! I've been working on a review of Pokémon Go for this here website, and wanted to give you all an update. The plan was to play as much as I could over the weekend, but -- and this is both the reason for my lateness and likel...   read

 
 
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Have you seen anyone play Pokemon Go?

[Update: I found a ton of people today. From what I can gather talking to fellow trainers, a lot of the initial lull was because of server issues and the fact that they didn't know it was out yet. But this Sunday was the perfect storm -- pe...   read

 
 
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Pokemon DON'T GO THERE

Children's hospital warns staff about Pokemon GO players entering restricted areas

Destructoid has received an email sent out to Nationwide Children's Hospital staff in Columbus, Ohio warning them to keep an eye out for Pokémon GO players trying to enter restricted areas of the hospital in an attempt to captur...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy VII

If you somehow haven't played Final Fantasy VII yet, it's on Android now

While we patiently wait for the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square will be systematically re-releasing every Final Fantasy game they can on whatever platform they can. We may even see an NX remake for XV -- I would not put it past t...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

(Update) Pokemon Go out now in certain countries

[Update: Pokémon Go is now available for download on the USA iTunes and Google Play stores -- although if you want to sign up for a Pokémon Trainer Club account, you may be out of luck while the servers adjust to the load. If ...   read

 
 
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Smartphone game effortlessly rips Splatoon

So uh...Sepia Go? I think I can see where the development team got their "inspiration." This one has been making the rounds this past week, in what amounts to a Chinese-made Splatoon knockoff. It's surprisingly faithful, from the hub w...   read

 
 
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Skullgirls brings an RPG twist to iOS and Android

Skullgirls was one of the first indie fighting games made for and by lifelong fans of the genre. Lead design designer Mike Z is an EVO-winning Blazblue player, while animation director Mariel Cartwright has been studying the artwork o...   read

 
 
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New Dynasty Warriors announced for smartphones

Koei Tecmo has teamed up with Nexon Korea and Taiwanese studio XPEC Entertainment to create a new Dynasty Warriors experience for smartphones and tablet devices. The title, tentatively dubbed "Project Dynasty Warriors," is based o...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius out now

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is now available worldwide on iOS and Android. The role-playing game is a collaboration between Square Enix and Japanese mobile game studio Gumi, whose popular smartphone title Brave Frontier served as ...   read

 
 
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Pac-Man 256
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Review: Pac-Man 256

The Pac is back! Is it whack? Let's take a crack and find out, jack.    read

 
 
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