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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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Review: Deus Ex GO

Square Enix Montréal has a damn good track record thus far. Hitman GO, Pokémon GO, and Lara Croft GO all received high marks from us and raised the bar for what mobile puzzlers can look and play like. The team's next proj...   read

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Review in Progress: Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

I love how Hearthstone plays off of the wackier parts of the Warcraft universe. It's been there all along -- Pandaren have been looking silly and getting drunk since the Warcraft III days, but Hearthstone, as a spinoff world ...   read

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Pokemon Go

Struggling to catch Pokemon in Go? There's a 'bug'

If you've had a hard time actually catching anything in Pokémon Go as of late, it might not just be your imagination acting up or a super-unlucky streak. According to Niantic, "a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of...   read

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Review: Adventures of Mana

Some classic games remain just as enjoyable today as they were decades ago. But time, being the cruel mistress that it is, does not allow everything to age quite so gracefully. As the years march on, some old favorites no longer look as sha...   read

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Government surveillance

Russia fears Pokemon Go is a CIA psyop to destabilize country

Playing Pokemon Go in Russia could land you in jail. The country is not taking well to Niantic and Nintendo's global hit. The Moscow City Hall is even trying to substitute Pokemon Go fever with its own knockoff app about "catching" historic...   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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One quick tip

Pokemon Go PSA: You can pick how Eevee evolves

The internet sleuths over at Reddit have found, fairly convincingly, a way to guarantee your preferred Eevee evolution (or "Eeveelution," if you want to get cute about it). There is one obvious drawback and that is taking a hit to your Poke...   read

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Pokemon Go

You can request new PokeStops and Gyms for Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go has gotten me to explore just-around-the-corner places I'd never otherwise think to check out, and for that, I am thankful. But depending on where you live, you might not be so fortunate with Niantic's predetermined real-w...   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

(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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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: Downwell

Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling down wells. Downwell is a game about getting down a well, but the only way to get down the well is to learn how to get down the well well. Because this Game Boy throwback is diffi...   read

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Lara Croft GO

Review: Lara Croft GO

Last year, Square Enix Montréal surprised us by distilling the Hitman series into a minimalistic mobile game with a tabletop aesthetic. It was a risky move, but Hitman GO ended up a critical success that showed what a studi...   read

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Sonic Runners
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Review: Sonic Runners

Hey, Sega actually made a really cool mobile Sonic game...then promptly proceeded to beat it down with layers and layers of microtransactions. Oh Sega, you scamp!   read

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Fallout Shelter review

Review: Fallout Shelter

Last night at Bethesda's press conference, we got our first surprise of E3 2015: a brand new mobile game set in the Fallout universe called Fallout Shelter. It looked innocent enough, hearkening back to classics like XCOM as well as a relat...   read

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Game of Thrones review
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Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: Sons of Winter

At the end of Episode 3: The Sword in the Darkness, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series was in an interesting place. Nearly all of the playable characters were in tough spots, but all of them ended the episode with some hope for the fut...   read

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Til Morning's Light

Review: Til Morning's Light

WayForward has stuck to doing what it does best -- platformers -- for most of its career. But every so often it branches off and does something a bit different, like Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and now, Til Morning's Light. As an odd mix...   read

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Knights of Pen & Paper 2

Review: Knights of Pen & Paper 2

I played the majority of the original Knights of Pen & Paper on various toilets within the boundaries of Southern California. It was an enjoyable if shallow take on pen-and-paper RPGs with some cringe-worthy, referential humor and ...   read

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Forgotten Memories review
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Review: Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities

Survival horror has always been one of my favorite genres, with Silent Hill being the absolute king. When I heard about a game inspired by and with voice actors from Silent Hill 2, arguably the best in the series, I was excited. Sure F...   read

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Cosmophony review
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Review: Cosmophony

I had been lulled into a false sense of security. I finished the tutorial and the first level of Cosmophony with a perfect rating in about 15 minutes. "Four more levels of this?" I thought. "Child's play." Cut to an hour and a half later. S...   read

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Hearthstone DLC review

Review: Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain

As I've described in the past, my history with Hearthstone is pretty much inline with how Blizzard wants most of its customer base to enjoy it. I'm loving it in spurts, as it's perfect for quick pick up sessions with friends or NPCs. A...   read

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Lost Within review
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Review: Lost Within

Jump-scare horror games, or "YouTube Bait" as they're often now called, are a dime-a-dozen. Especially ones based in an asylum. Lost Within is a jump-scare horror game that takes place in an asylum (cue the laugh track). Thankfully, it has ...   read

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Attack the Light review
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Review: Attack the Light: Steven Universe

Videogames based on television shows can be pretty hit or miss, but usually they miss. The same can also be said for mobile games in general. This makes something like Attack the Light, a mobile game based on the popular cartoon series Stev...   read

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FF: Record Keeper
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Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is out today, and it kicks the crap out of All the Bravest

Final Fantasy: All the Bravest was a travesty. It played itself, it was pretty abrasive in its pandering, and the microtransactions were so pushy that it was hard to enjoy it without feeling like you were constantly being sold somethin...   read

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