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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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Dishonored 2 still looks amazing as hell

The last Dishonored 2 trailer out of QuakeCon was Corvo-heavy, which is fine, if you're into that sort of thing. That's fine, no judgment. Some of my best friends are Corvo. But this gamescom trailer shifts the focus back to the other prot...   read

 
 


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What minigames are better than the games they're in?

We had a fabulous question this week that ended up comprising the bulk of our conversation in this, the slow season for games, and that is: which minigames actually surpass the game they're housed within, like an 8 ball hidden within a matr...   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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Good-ass Rayman Origins is free as hell today, come get it

Rayman Origins is five years old this year and I can't think of a pure platformer I've enjoyed more in those five years. As part of Ubisoft's dirty 30 birthday celebration, it's free as hell to download right here. Just sign in with a Uplay...   read

 
 
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EA reverses position on remasters, hints towards Mass Effect

One year ago, noble mega-publisher Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore said of the recent trend of remastering slightly older games and re-releasing them on current console hardware, that, it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out...   read

 
 
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Internet compiles exhausting list of features 'missing' from No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is hugely popular and, depending on who you ask, a neat Jules Verne-esque romp through space or an abject failure of procedurally-generated lies. I'm not sure where I sit because I admittedly got a bit bored and then got obse...   read

 
 
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We're taking Podtoid questions

I know what you're thinking: "A call for Podtoid questions on a Tuesday!?" Well guess what buckos, now that Kyle's gone, I've gone too. Gone mad, that is. With power. Now the Podtoid boys can stay up as late as they want, watch all the naug...   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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Beautiful Half-Life 3 troll greets gamescom attendees

Half-Life 3 is not confirmed, despite what you may see out of Germany. A giant, orange banner outside of gamescom reads, "Half-Life: 3" in large print. Beneath it lies arcane, inscrutable text (what the fuck is "redakteure"!?) that is meant...   read

 
 
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Watch Overwatch cosplayers watch Overwatch porn

Today's unexpected discovery? Heavily-censored, pixelated Overwatch porn (or, "hentai," for you sticky sticklers) is actually incredibly funny to watch, the abstraction emphasizing the absurdity of cartoon sex. Add four real-life Overwatch...   read

 
 
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What's your most-played Steam game?

While I'd love to offer you my hours-count in Pokemon Some Such Color or Final Fantasy Some Such Roman Numeral, that would require much too much digging through boxes. Beyond that, plenty of games like Super Smash Bros. or Street Fighter II...   read

 
 
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Balrog 1, Olympics 0

I had me some asthma as a kid. Nothing too major. I was able to run, jump, and play sports as kids are wont to do. But I did land in the emergency room twice with a case of not being able to breathe (both times triggered by a severe onset o...   read

 
 
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PSA: You can walk even faster in No Man's Sky

It can take a while to get places in No Man's Sky, especially when you're hoofing it. While you can enhance your stamina to sprint longer (taking up a prized inventory slot), here is one simple trick culled from Reddit and tested myself tha...   read

 
 
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What's the sickest alien you've seen in No Man's Sky?

No Man's Sky features a full universe with infinity +1 planets, most of which seem to be hospitable to some kind of plant and wildlife. A lot of times these creatures look the same, a randomly generated amalgamation of limbs and swim bladde...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go will get you booted from the Cambodian genocide museum

While a handful of dictators have killed or been otherwise responsible for the deaths of many more millions of people, the estimated two million deaths under Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia is extreme in context, given that that number represen...   read

 
 
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What's on your mind?

It is that warm, languid middle-of-the-week day alternatively known to us in the recording studio (read: respective living rooms) as Podtoid Day, the day where we record Podtoid. Hopefully you've already heard our send off to former host Ky...   read

 
 
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One of 2015's lowkey best games is getting better

I liked Kingdom a lot when I reviewed it last year. It's a gorgeous building game that is incredibly simple to play (movement aside, there is only one button) that belies its discoverable depth, even if I took issue with the late game. But...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky players have discovered over 10 million species, including your mom lol

The first-person No Man's Sky comes with a scanner that'll make Metroid Prime heads feel at home. Given that the functionally infinite amount of planets all have unique animal and plant life, there's a lot of crap to scan and discover. Last...   read

 
 
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PS4 Neo could 'fundamentally change' No Man's Sky

The new PlayStation 4 model Sony is likely announcing in September, currently referred to as "PS4 Neo," could affect the future of just-release No Man's Sky, Hello Games head Sean Murray told the Daily Star. While this fly's contrary to rep...   read

 
 
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Sony to hold PlayStation Meeting next month, PS4 Neo announcement likely

It seems like yesterday's reports for a pre-Tokyo Game Show PlayStation 4 Neo reveal were accurate. Today Sony announced the September 7 "PlayStation Meeting," inviting select media to New York City to talk, "about the PlayStation business....   read

 
 
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Iran is the first country to ban Pokemon Go

Iran has become the first country to ban the hugely popular Pokemon Go. The decision was made by The High Council of Virtual Spaces, the wonderfully-named authority on such things.. According to the BBC, the ban is related to "unspecified s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go had a record $200 million first month

While Activision would come to purchase Candy Crush Developer King for about six billion dollars, King's crown jewel "only" made $25 million in its first month of release back in 2014. Usurping Candy Crush was this year's Clash Royale (~$12...   read

 
 
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Man shot and killed while playing Pokemon Go in San Francisco

20-year-old Calvin Riley was shot and killed this weekend while wandering San Francisco's Aquatic Park, near popular tourist destination Fisherman's Wharf, with a group of friends while playing Pokemon Go. He was shot in the upper torso fro...   read

 
 
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