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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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Sony announces anywhereVR for PlayStation VR

During the Sony press conference at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced anywhereVR for PlayStation VR. With it you can connect your mobile phone to PSVR and use it in a virtual world with a selection of backdrops and your own background mus...   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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PSA: Pokemon GO Plus is on sale next week

While Pokemon GO is nowhere near as popular as it once was, there's no denying that it really set the world on fire for a fair amount of time. For those of you who are still playing it, Nintendo of America have announced via Twitter that th...   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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Sony plans to push it, push it real good into the mobile market

All eyes may be on PAX this weekend, but at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai gave some insight into the company's plans for the mobile market. According to the Financial Times, the electronics giant is ready t...   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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The Walking Dead Season 3 is called 'A New Frontier,' out in November

Revealed this week at PAX West, Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 3 is set to debut in November as "A New Frontier." As usual it'll have a "Season Pass Disc," and an opportunity to individually download each episode. They've re-confirmed t...   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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Dissidia Final Fantasy is coming to mobile, but not as you may think

2016 is starting to feel like the year of Final Fantasy. We have Final Fantasy XV on the way, World of Final Fantasy this October, Dissidia Final Fantasy still going strong in Japan, Mobius Final Fantasy finally got an i...   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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The mobile version of Lumines launches next month

Lumines has had a storied 12-year history, and after a four-year hiatus since the (good) Vita game, we're getting a new version. Before you get too excited, know that it's another mobile edition (there are at least three ports already, as t...   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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Platinum Games to work on new action-RPG Granblue Fantasy game

At The Cygames Next event, Cygames (developer of Granblue Fantasy, an immensely popular mobile RPG in Japan) announced that it is working with Platinum Games to develop the next Granblue Fantasy game, Granblue Fantasy Project Re: ...   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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Party Hard launching on mobile devices this year

Publisher TinyBuild will be releasing Party Hard Go on iOS and Android sometime later this year. The murderous stealth game will feature all manner of touch controls and, apparently, works super well. In the press release, CEO Alex N...   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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Pokemon Go outrage continues as Niantic blocks another tracking site and Twitch 'bans cheating'

Niantic has blocked another site allowing players to track info for Pokémon Go. The owner of PokeAdvisor, a site that lets you view the IV (hidden stats that can't be seen in-game) of your critters, has been block...   read

 
 
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People thought Capcom was teasing Dragon's Dogma 2, but it's just another smartphone game

For the past week or so, folks have been anticipating "Project Palm," a new game from Capcom. Noting similarities between Dragon's Dogma magic abilities and the mysteriousness of the trailer, it would have made sense for the publisher to un...   read

 
 
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Sex offenders in New York are now forbidden from playing Pokemon Go

If you're a sex offender in New York state, then you're no longer allowed to enjoy Pokémon Go -- not only because the step counter has been removed and you can no longer cheat, but because your governor says you can't. Governor Andre...   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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