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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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Review: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

What do you mean Destructoid's never reviewed a Style Savvy game before?   read

 
 
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What's Nintendo's problem with Metroid?

It wasn't long ago that Donald Trump announced that the United States should stop allowing people who identify as Muslim into the country until we figure out "What the hell is going on." It's a pretty wacky idea, one that hasn't been super ...   read

 
 
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Disney Magical World 2 is more than just Frozen

What's This? More than 100 Disney characters are looking to be Part of Your World with a new game that's Just Around the River – no, no, stop. I'm not doing the pun thing again. Disney Magical World 2 for the Ninte...   read

 
 
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New Pokemon Crabrawler is an incredulous rock lobster

My first thought reading the name "Crabrawler": the balls on the localization team with that one, innit? I was so impressed I turned British, despite being the red-bloodiest American on staff. It's a crab and it's a brawler. It's a crabraw...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Star Rush gets new, non-soup can ripoff box art

Whether it was always a case of it not being "final" boxart or a reaction to the fact that they were caught re-using their own assets, Mario Party Star Rush has new artwork, unveiled at gamescom this week. I sincerely hope this it...   read

 
 
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Review: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Next Level Games is in a good spot. Since 2014, it has just been working with Nintendo even though it's technically an independent developer. Despite having a history with low-key ports, it hit the big-time with 2009's Punch Out!!, as ...   read

 
 
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Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls writers tapped for live-action Pokemon film

Last month The Pokémon Company and Legendary Entertainment reached a deal for a new film franchise based around Detective Pikachu. According to Variety, the project has found its writers, too: Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Perlman ...   read

 
 
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New hero in a half shell revealed for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Another day, another badass Pokémon is revealed for Sun and Moon. This time, it is a brand new fiery dragon turtle named Turtonator, which is kind of like Terminator and turtle combined. I like it. Meanwhile, everyone...   read

 
 
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Pokken Tournament defies odds, ships one million units on Wii U

When I visited Japan several months after its release and played Pokken Tournament in multiple locations, I didn't really see any major activity. Most fighting game fans were playing Street Fighter and Guilty Gear, and while the multi-cabin...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The time has come. A Nintendo platform has a major release. And...it's a Metroid spinoff. Ha! First up though, let's talk Wii U. We're getting Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, so the entire Ranger trilogy is now on Wii U. Also, you...   read

 
 
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This Super Mario watch costs more than my car

When you’re paid in the form of exposure to blog about video games, $27,000 seems like an unfathomable sum of money. For those who do have excessive amounts of disposable income and a somewhat-geeky inclination, however, the Swiss wat...   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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Unofficial Metroid II remake AM2R gets update in spite of Nintendo's takedown efforts

So uh, if you're willing to dig, you can locate a new v1.1 update for AM2R -- that Metroid II fan remake that was immediately hit with a takedown from Nintendo within 24 hours of its release. It fixes some bugs like the gravi...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Uranium 'more alive than ever' despite Nintendo's takedown

A story in two headlines: Fan-made Pokemon: Uranium finally releases after nine years, August 11. Nintendo drops the hammer on Pokemon Uranium, August 13. Yes, Nintendo put the kibosh on the years-in-the-making, not-for-profit fan project q...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go teens flashed by laser-wielding, pig-masked sex couple

I'm not sure anyone can top the original headline, Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens, but I've tried. The report comes from Insjön in central Sweden where a couple spooked two teens who'd wandered out to ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, the third entry in Nintendo’s fashionable franchise, hits store shelves in the US this Friday. The rest of the world has had it for a year or longer, and quite frankly I’m a bit surprised Americans ...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario: Color Splash details its Super Sentai team

Paper Mario: Color Splash lets Toads finally get their due, but in a rather unexpected way. A new video (which seems to be the first in a series, unless it's an elaborate joke) shows off the "Rescue V" squad, which are basically a Supe...   read

 
 
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Nintendo at gamescom: Yo-kai Watch 2 Europe release, 2DS bundles, and more

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be demoed and Yo-kai Watch 2 is coming to Europe -- that's just two of many announced plans that Nintendo has detailed for its gamescom brief. Here's a summary of what it has in store (note: most o...   read

 
 
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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...   read

 
 
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Nintendo drops the hammer on Pokemon Uranium

Just days after Nintendo took down a fan remake of Metroid II and an archive of Nintendo Power, the developers behind the fan-made Pokémon Uranium announced that Nintendo lawyers have requested that it be taken down. The not-for-prof...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Con is pretty lit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

 
 
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Another serene look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Temple of Time

In terms of substance, there's admittedly not too much going on in this latest video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But Nintendo's audio folks have worked their magic again and, like the E3 2016 trailer that I still occasiona...   read

 
 
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World Building: A flat world full of depth

[TheBlondeBass' Bloggers Wanted entry concerns a series that is close to my heart: Paper Mario. The Mushroom Kingdom has never been more alive and more colorful. Much like the Koopa Bros., these games are the Coolest of Cool. ~ Shade] It's ...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - No Man's Thigh

No Man's Sky? Pffffft. Give me hot dudes thighs. I don't need no damn sky. Just fleshy, muscular meat pistons. Actually before I got home to write this, my kid wanted a movie so we hit up the Redbox. NMS was just put in. SNARF! Pretty hyped...   read

 
 
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I got Resident Evil 4 Remastered and its just as good as when I first played Truly a masterpiece of game The port is excellent

 
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