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Pokemon Go developer responds to outrage over tracking changes

Pokemon Go developer Niantic released an update for the game this week that rustled the Jimmies of many players, as it removed the footprint tracking feature. At the same time it had multiple sites shut down that allowed players to see wher...   read

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Team No Go

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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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can no longer use Pokevision to track wild Pokemon

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has quietly put an end to fan-made Pokémon tracking tools. One of the more popular apps, Pokévision, displayed wild Pokémon locations on a map in real time, but, as of today...   read

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Lady Layton
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Level-5 confirms Lady Layton localization for 2017

If all goes to plan, Level-5's recently-announced Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone's Conspiracy will be released in western territories sometime next year, the developer has confirmed. The Nintendo 3DS and mobile game, which is slated ...   read

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Square Enix's Apple Watch RPG is out now

Cosmos Rings, a new role-playing game from Square Enix, is now available for Apple Watch. Fittingly enough for a timepiece-exclusive experience, both Cosmos Rings' story and some of the gameplay elements revolve around time, in addition to ...   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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Deckstorm preview
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Deckstorm may convert this non-card dude

The last time I wrote about a mobile card game (okay, it was more of a match-3, but I love bringing up this piece) it didn't go exceedingly well. I can only assume that someone at DeNA read that piece and thought "Man, Zack sure knows card ...   read

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Living in America

Pokemon Go player gets shot three times

It seems like gun violence and Pokémon Go (or should I say America?) go hand-in-hand as now a man in Columbus, Ohio has been shot multiple times while playing the game. 26-year-old Gregory Wheeler was out late playing Go in the not-s...   read

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Lay Lady Layton
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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

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Team Valor or bust

Pokemon GO team leaders officially revealed

[Update: Apparently team changing is not allowed at this time per the official FAQ.] The official Pokémon GO Twitter revealed the identities of the team leaders, and boy am I happy I chose correctly with Team Valor who has a strong b...   read


Pokemon Go now available across most of Europe (Update: Including France)

[Update: Niantic just announced Pokémon Go is now available for download in France.] Pokémon Go is out now in 26 new markets across Europe, The Pokémon Company has announced. Following the mobile sensatio...   read


Square Enix is making a JRPG for Apple Watch

Chaos Rings, a series of role-playing games for mobile devices, has apparently done so well for Square Enix that the company has challenged creator Takehiro Ando to develop a spin-off called Cosmos Rings for a platform with even more c...   read

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New Lumines now available in Oceania, Japan

Lumines: Puzzle & Music launched this week in Oceania and Japan. The "mobile recreation" of the hit 2004 PSP classic is currently available via the iOS App Store and Google Play for $4.49 in both Australia and New Zealand, while th...   read

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Pokemon Go

Niantic wants you to stop asking for new Pokemon Go stops and Gyms

Several days ago, Niantic asked you to report new locations for PokéStops and gyms, in case your area didn't have them already. Well, stop that!In a new help section that has popped up on its website (coinciding with the Japanese lau...   read

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Pokemon Go social studies

Finally, a Pokemon Go dating app

While all the reports of people hooking up thanks to Pokemon Go are real and true and good, those who want to grease the wheels of fuck without putting their b-hole on Craiglist, good news: PokéDates, replete with artwork straight fr...   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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From Auschwitz to Arizona: Humble requests that you stop playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is currently more active among mobile users than Tinder, Twitter and Facebook. It has blown the hell right up. I keep seeing roving bands of phone-locked trainers with requisite charging cables dangling between phone and poc...   read


NSFW: The men of Craigslist attempt to capitalize on Pokemon GO's popularity to have sex

Sometimes I like to stare into the abyss known as the personals section on popular classified ads site Craigslist. I'm not sure why I do this to myself because I always walk away disturbed. On a recent visit, I couldn't help but notice the ...   read

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Pokemon Go near-miss

Florida man shoots at teens playing Pokemon Go

Two teens in Palm Coast, Florida were shot at over the weekend while playing Pokemon Go. At around 1:30AM on Saturday night two teens aged 16 and 19 stopped in their car in front of a house to catch some pocket monsters. According to the Fl...   read

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Pokemon Go
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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


Pokemon Go fever spreads to Canada

Following its release across much of Europe yesterday, Pokémon Go is now available in Canada, developer Niantic Labs and The Pokémon Company announced today. The popular smartphone app is now playable across most of the W...   read

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Mobius Final Fantasy launches August 3

Mobius Final Fantasy will debut on western shores on August 3, Square Enix announced this week. Although it's a free-to-play game for smartphones, Mobius Final Fantasy aims to deliver a console-quality experience, and, if nothing else, it c...   read

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Video: Hundreds of pale limbs playing Pokemon Go in the park

Pokémon Go is definitely getting people laid, despite that the game is broken (and rubbish). Still, we can't stop playing it. What's a guy to do with a phone full of dull Rattata? (sigh) If you're a hopeless trainer like m...   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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Hearthstone's latest hero is a Murloc, but you'll need to do some legwork to get him

Man Murlocs are great. Their ridiculous rallying cry is equal parts cute and terrifying, and I'm ready and willing to accept any and all of their additions to the Warcraft series. That includes the new Hearthstone hero Morgl (a Shaman)...   read

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