Pokemon Go Server Status App

You’ll always know when the Pokemon Go servers are offline with this free app

By on August 10, 2016 at 2:55 PM.

You’ll always know when the Pokemon Go servers are offline with this free app

Over the past few weeks, Niantic has made Pokemon Go a significantly more stable game. At launch, the game would freeze and crash constantly, and even when the app did work, there was a good chance the servers would be offline.

Thankfully, many of those problem have been resolved through updates, but like any online game, Pokemon Go is going to continue to run into occasional speed bumps going forward. That’s why it might not be a bad idea to know the status of the server at all times if you plan to play regularly.

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Hardest Pokemon to Catch Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go: Easiest and hardest Pokemon to catch

By on August 10, 2016 at 1:37 PM.

Pokemon Go: Easiest and hardest Pokemon to catch

Although Pokemon Go bares only a passing resemblance to the original handheld Pokemon games, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: rare Pokemon are still incredibly difficult to catch. There’s nothing more stressful than finding a Lapras or a Venusaur and then realizing you only have a few Poke Balls left.

Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to get around this — it’s just part of the game. But at the very least, you can know beforehand which Pokemon are more likely to give you trouble than others.

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PlayStation Meeting PS4 Neo

PS4 Neo likely to be unveiled on September 7th as Sony sends out invites

By on August 9, 2016 at 5:39 PM.

PS4 Neo likely to be unveiled on September 7th as Sony sends out invites

Reports of Sony holding an event this September have been substantiated, as BGR received an invite on Tuesday to a “PlayStation Meeting” on September 7th. Unfortunately, no further details about the content of the event were provided by Sony, but we will be sure to bring you all the news as it happens next month.

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No Man's Sky Review Pt. 1

‘No Man’s Sky’ early impressions: Surprisingly familiar and completely alien all at once

By on August 9, 2016 at 3:45 PM.

‘No Man’s Sky’ early impressions: Surprisingly familiar and completely alien all at once

There’s never been a game like No Man’s Sky before, and there might never be a game like it again. But it’s important to remember that, despite all of the hype and expectations, No Man’s Sky is still just that: a game.

It’s not the future of entertainment, it’s not the culmination of decades of game development and it’s not going to change your life. It’s a game. But it’s also different than any other game before it — subtly so in some ways, drastically so in others.

Although I’ve only spent around 8-10 hours with the game (half pre-patch, half post-patch), I’m going to do my best to explain what exactly No Man’s Sky is, and why it’s such a hard game to classify or define.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on August 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Looking for a collection of free apps that used to cost at least a dollar? You’ve come to the right place! Today’s selection of free apps features some useful productivity tools, a GIF maker and a game about pizza. But if for some reason that doesn’t satisfy you, you can always check Monday’s post to see if anything is still free.

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Pokemon Go Map FastPokeMap

This brand new Pokemon Go map tracker actually works

By on August 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

This brand new Pokemon Go map tracker actually works

It’s been over a week since Niantic shut down many of the most popular Pokemon Go tracking apps on the internet, including fan favorite Pokevision. According to Niantic, it was necessary to shut down these trackers in order for the company to continue to release the game in new territories, but while many have stayed dead, new trackers have appeared to take their place.

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Luke Cage Trailer

Watch the first full-length trailer for ‘Luke Cage,’ coming to Netflix next month

By on August 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

Watch the first full-length trailer for ‘Luke Cage,’ coming to Netflix next month

After spending a year or so with Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones in Hell’s Kitchen, Marvel is taking us to Harlem with the premiere of Luke Cage in September. We first met Luke in Jessica Jones, where he appeared to be a mild-mannered bartender who lost his wife in a tragic accident.

At least, until we found out that he’s also bulletproof.

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Pokemon Go Nearby Tracker Update

Niantic is testing a new ‘Nearby’ tracker in Pokemon Go

By on August 9, 2016 at 9:35 AM.

Niantic is testing a new ‘Nearby’ tracker in Pokemon Go

Of all the issues that have plagued Pokemon Go since its launch last month, few have been more frustrating than the ‘Nearby’ feature that is supposed to direct Trainers to Pokemon in the area. Unfortunately, it’s been either broken or missing for a majority of the past month, but with the latest update, Niantic is finally testing a version of the feature that might stick.

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Pokemon Go Cheat Screen Protector

Cheating at Pokemon Go is easier than ever with this clever screen protector

By on August 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Cheating at Pokemon Go is easier than ever with this clever screen protector

To the dismay of Pokemon Go fans the world over, Niantic has disabled many of the most effective cheats for the game. Some of these seemed more like helpful tools than game-breaking hacks, but nevertheless, they’re gone now.

Thankfully, even though Niantic can kill off Pokevision, there’s nothing they can do about a screen protector to help you catch Pokemon.

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PS4 Neo September Reveal Event

Report: Sony will introduce the high-end PS4 Neo in September

By on August 8, 2016 at 4:03 PM.

Report: Sony will introduce the high-end PS4 Neo in September

Sony will unveil its highly-anticipated “high-end” PlayStation 4 early next month, according to two separate publications. On Monday morning, French gaming site Gameblog reported that Sony is going to hold an event on September 7th in New York to reveal the upgraded PS4 console it announced in June.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on August 8, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Summer might be winding down, but another week of free apps is just starting to heat up. As always, we have a sizable collection of free apps for you to peruse today, from classic games to photo editors to a fitness tracker made specifically for Pokemon Go. If you’re looking for free apps, you’ve come to the right place.

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Apple iOS Public Beta Maps App

Apple says iOS public betas only exist because Apple Maps sucked so bad

By on August 8, 2016 at 1:40 PM.

Apple says iOS public betas only exist because Apple Maps sucked so bad

Although hypercritical analysts and bloggers will try to convince you otherwise, the inevitable dip in iPhone sales isn’t really much of a catastrophe for Apple. Of course the company would have preferred to keep the streak alive, but shares are back over $100, the Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch on the market and the iPhone 7 is the most anticipated phone of the year.

In other words, this isn’t exactly the end times, but in a recent interview with Fast Company, Apple’s senior vice president Eddy Cue recounted a genuine disaster that the company had to deal with a few years ago.

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No Man's Sky Day One Patch

‘No Man’s Sky’ is receiving the most significant day one patch of all time

By on August 8, 2016 at 9:15 AM.

‘No Man’s Sky’ is receiving the most significant day one patch of all time

Over the weekend, I, like several other impatient gamers, got my hands on a copy of No Man’s Sky. In spite of my best judgment, I had to know what the game looked like before developer Hello Games had a chance to release the day one patch, which they repeatedly insisted would noticeably change the game.

I had my doubts, but after reading the patch notes for Update 1.03, I can assure you that this is the most significant day one patch ever released.

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