Pokeman Go Obsession

Pokemon obsessed reporter interrupts news broadcast, but was it all staged?

By on July 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Pokemon obsessed reporter interrupts news broadcast, but was it all staged?

The release of Pokemon Go last week was far more than your average iOS and Android app release. On the contrary, Pokemon Go has turned into a full-fledged mobile and cultural phenomenon the likes of which we have never seen.

Over the past few days, millions of users have been walking an endless number of miles in search of Pokemon. And of course, along the way, some ridiculous and crazy Pokemon stories have emerged over the last few days, with a Pokemon-searching teenager stumbling across a dead body being just one example.

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Overwatch New Hero Ana

Blizzard introduces Ana, Overwatch’s first new hero since launch

By on July 12, 2016 at 4:05 PM.

Blizzard introduces Ana, Overwatch’s first new hero since launch

After weeks of teases, Blizzard finally unveiled Ana, a new hero for Overwatch, on Tuesday. Ana is not only the first hero to be added to the game since it launched on May 24th, she’s also the mother of Pharah, another of the game’s heroes.

Unlike her rocket launcher-wielding daughter, Ana is a support hero, equipped with a Biotic Rifle which “shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies.”

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Pokemon Go Battery Life Data Usage

How to save battery life and cut down on data usage while playing Pokémon Go

By on July 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

How to save battery life and cut down on data usage while playing Pokémon Go

If you’ve spent any time playing Pokémon Go over the past week, you know that it can be a bit of a battery hog. In fact, on Sunday morning, I went to Central Park to catch a few creatures, and within two hours, my phone battery was down to under 10%. So how can you save some power without buying a battery pack?

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Pokemon Go Trading Update

Trading is coming soon to Pokémon Go

By on July 11, 2016 at 10:59 AM.

Trading is coming soon to Pokémon Go

To call Pokémon Go a hit would be the understatement of the year, but despite its popularity, the app is surprisingly bare bones. You can visit Poké Stops, battle at gyms and, of course, catch Pokémon. That’s pretty much it.

You can’t add friends, you can’t interact with your Pokémon once you’ve caught them and, worst of all, you can’t even trade your Pokémon — an important part of the Game Boy, GBA and Nintendo DS Pokémon games. Thankfully, we might not have to wait much longer for the developers to add that last feature.

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Pokémon Go Most Wanted Features

Pokémon Go wishlist: 6 features that we want to see added to the game

Pokémon Go wishlist: 6 features that we want to see added to the game

By on July 11, 2016 at 10:09 AM.

Pokémon Go is a mobile phenomenon at the moment, but I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone’s going to be bored of it by this time next month. It’s just not built to stand the test of time, with so few things to keep players coming back, or even to keep them engaged in the first place.

I’m here to provide Niantic Labs with some friendly suggestions that might give Pokémon Go the lasting power that it desperately needs. More →

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Pokemon Go Guide

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

By on July 8, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

If you own a smartphone, chances are good that you’ve either downloaded or thought about downloading Pokémon Go this week. Unsurprisingly, the app that turns everyone into a real-life Pokémon trainer has become a bona-fide hit just days after launching, but despite its obvious appeal, Pokémon Go can be frustratingly obtuse when it comes to explaining the rules.

In order to help you navigate the wild world of Pokémon hunting, we’ve put together a guide to walk you through the first steps of your journey as you work your way up to becoming the ultimate Pokémon master.

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Pokemon Go iOS Android Download

How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right now

How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right now

By on July 6, 2016 at 10:11 AM.

UPDATE: Pokémon Go is now available in the US on iOS and Android!

UPDATE 2: Check out our quick start guide to hit the ground running when you download Pokémon Go.

UPDATE 3: Pokémon Go is the biggest app in the world, but it’s not perfect. Here’s a list of features we want to see added to the game in future updates.

Ever since it was announced last year, Pokémon Go has been one of the most highly anticipated upcoming mobile app releases. It has been in beta testing for the past few months, but late on Tuesday night, the app finally began rolling out on the App Store and Google Play in select countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

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Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2016

All the best deals from Microsoft’s Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale

By on July 4, 2016 at 4:35 PM.

All the best deals from Microsoft’s Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale

If your bank account isn’t entirely depleted after the Steam summer sale, Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale might do the trick. Every summer, Microsoft discounts dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for a week, striking up to 75% off of the price for some of the most popular games of the last two generations.

Although this year’s sale doesn’t begin until July 5th, Major Nelson announced the 250+ deals early on his website. We’ve collected the best of them below.

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Xbox Design Lab Review

Building controllers in the Xbox Design Lab is my new guilty pleasure

Building controllers in the Xbox Design Lab is my new guilty pleasure

By on July 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM.

I’m not typically one for customization.

When an RPG gives me the option to retool my character—his face, his size, his shape, the color of his nose hairs—I just hit the “randomize” button and take whatever the game spits out. It’s not that I don’t see the value in customization, it just doesn’t really do anything for me… which is why I was so surprised to find myself obsessed with the newly introduced Xbox Design Lab.

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PS4 Slim Release Date Rumor

Sony’s answer to the Xbox One S expected to launch in September

By on June 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Sony’s answer to the Xbox One S expected to launch in September

One of the biggest surprises of E3 2016 was the lack of new hardware on display. Although Microsoft used its press conference to unveil both the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio, Nintendo and Sony decided to save their hardware announcements for a later date. There’s no telling how long we’ll have to wait to see the NX, but it sounds like we might only be a few months out from a PS4 Slim.

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PlayStation VR Future of Virtual Reality

If VR is going to have a future, PlayStation VR can’t fail

If VR is going to have a future, PlayStation VR can’t fail

By on June 30, 2016 at 12:14 PM.

It has been a very, very long time since a peripheral has shaken up the game industry. EyeToy was a bust, Kinect died a slow, excruciating death and there’s a pretty good chance you’d completely forgotten about the GBA e-Reader.

All of those hardware add-ons failed (or are in the process of failing), but it never really mattered. They took a risk; it didn’t pan out; we all moved on.

With all of that failure in the rearview mirror, PlayStation VR has a mighty tough row to hoe, but if VR really is the future of gaming, it simply can’t fail.

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Grand Theft Auto V Easter Egg Teen Wolf

The best Grand Theft Auto easter egg of all-time was just discovered

By on June 29, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

The best Grand Theft Auto easter egg of all-time was just discovered

If you finished playing Grand Theft Auto V a few years ago, it’s time to take it out of whatever drawer it’s been hiding in and pop it into your Xbox or Playstation ASAP. Earlier this week, gamers unearthed an absolutely awesome easter egg that lets players assume the character of Big Foot and, if they’re lucky, the Teen Wolf character from the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name.

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