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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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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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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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Pokemon Go E3

Nintendo shares more information on Pokemon Go at E3, including accessory price

Nintendo still isn't done with their E3 presentations yet, as the second day of the Treehouse stream has begun. Along with a massive group of developers, from Miyamoto himself to Niantic, the publisher shared some new info on the upcoming m...   read

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Severed is also coming to 3DS, iOS, and Wii U

You didn't expect Severed to stay solely on the Vita for long, right? Drinkbox Studios has just announced at E3 that the game will be finding its way to other platforms -- several platforms actually -- on 3DS, iOS, and Wii U (it will h...   read

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Fallout Shelter
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Fallout Shelter is being ported to the PC in July

Fallout Shelter, the pretty decent resource management game that came out during last year's Bethesda E3 conference, is getting some new content. New quests, characters, items, and an overhauled combat system are coming in a major upda...   read

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Telltale's Batman

Telltale's Batman will deal heavily with Bruce Wayne's 'complex life' and 'fractured psyche'

Telltale has shared the first screens for their Batman game, and they remind me quite a bit of their foray into Borderlands. The story will of course focus in on Batman, but they are pushing hard for a dramatic angle involving Bruce and eve...   read

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