Pokemon Go Trick

Someone turned the best Pokemon Go hack into an online tool every player needs

By on July 22, 2016 at 10:01 AM.

Someone turned the best Pokemon Go hack into an online tool every player needs

A few days ago, we told you that a few bright developers managed to pull location data out of Pokemon Go and turn it into a Google Maps-based tool that could tell you where Pokemon pop up near your location. Although anyone could use it, the hack required quite a bit of tinkering to make it work, and even some light coding, which made it somewhat difficult for most people to use.

However, since then, someone put all that data into one handy and very user-friendly tool that can be used to discover Pokemon near your location. All you have to do is load a website and you should see Pokemon appear around you on a map.

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Nintendo Mini NES Trailer

Watch Nintendo’s awesome retro trailer for the mini NES

By on July 21, 2016 at 1:38 PM.

Watch Nintendo’s awesome retro trailer for the mini NES

Although we’re all dying to see what Nintendo has in store for the next generation, the gaming company made waves earlier this month will some decidedly less timely news: the Nintendo Entertainment System is coming back.

On July 14th, Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition — a miniature version of the original NES with 30 classic games built in. A week later, Nintendo shared a radical, tubular, totally retro trailer to hype up the console.

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Pokemon Go Release Date Japan

Pokemon Go is coming to McDonalds (in Japan at least)

By on July 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Pokemon Go is coming to McDonalds (in Japan at least)

Wait, is Japan included in the list of countries where Pokemon Go is available? No, no it’s not. But the app is finally coming to Nintendo’s home market, where swarms of Pokemon fans are probably anxiously waiting for the app to finally launch.

Better yet, Pokemon Go players in Japan will be the first ones to get access to a brand new feature, one that has the potential to be both annoying and awesome at the same time. More →

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Pokemon Go Plus Release Date Price Features

This Pokemon Go accessory will take your Pokemon game to a new level

By on July 19, 2016 at 12:11 PM.

This Pokemon Go accessory will take your Pokemon game to a new level

Is there anything that can improve your Pokemon Go experience now that you have Pokemon Go installed on you mobile device? Of course! There are ways of winning every gym battle regardless of your Pokemon’s experience. And there are ways to play the game without killing the battery of your iPhone or Android device, or or using up all your cellular data. There’s even an app that can help you find Pokemon characters faster than ever.

If all those tricks fail to satisfy your Pokemon Go hunger, then you can just throw money at Niantic and Nintendo for a better experience. But rather than in-app purchases, you could consider getting a special accessory made by Nintendo for the game, which will soon be available for sale.

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Pokemon Go Release Date France

Nice tragedy delays Pokemon Go launch

By on July 18, 2016 at 10:46 AM.

Nice tragedy delays Pokemon Go launch

Pokemon Go is available in well over 30 countries already, including major markets such as the US, the UK, Canada and Germany. But Pokemon fans in France have yet to receive the app officially, and there’s an official explanation for Niantic and Nintendo’s decision not to launch the highly popular mobile game in this major market yet. More →

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NES Classic Edition

Everything Nintendo’s mini NES can and can’t do

By on July 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Everything Nintendo’s mini NES can and can’t do

The internet exploded this week when Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition. Not quite a game console, the Classic Edition comes preloaded with 30 touchstone Nintendo Entertainment System games, from Super Mario Bros. to The Legend of Zelda to Metroid to Final Fantasy.

With all the excitement surrounding the announcement, there was some confusion over what exactly the machine was, but on Thursday, Polygon got in touch with Nintendo to find out everything it could about the new NES. We’ve summarized some of the most important revelations below.

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Nintendo Games NES Classic Edition

7 classic games we wish Nintendo included on its NES Classic Edition console

By on July 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

7 classic games we wish Nintendo included on its NES Classic Edition console

Nintendo is absolutely killing it this week. Not only has PokemanGo gone on to become the most successful mobile launch ever, Nintendo made everyone’s dreams come true this Thursday when they announced the NES Classic Edition, a miniaturized version of the original and iconic NES that launched all the way back in 1985.

The NES Classic Edition is small enough that it can fit in your hand, and in keeping with the times, sports an HDMI cable as opposed to the multi-colored AV cables that graced the original. Priced at $59,99, the NES Classic Edition comes equipped with 30 classic Nintendo titles, including all 3 Super Mario Bros. games, Metroid, Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike and more.

That’s not bad, but if we had our way, the list of games would have been tweaked just a bit. So without further ado, we’ve compiled a list of classic NES games that stand the test of time that we wished would have made the cut.

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Pokemon Go Cheating Ban

This is what happens if you cheat at Pokemon Go

By on July 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

This is what happens if you cheat at Pokemon Go

So you want to collect all the Pokemon and the experience, but hate doing the actual job? The good news, for you, is that there are ways to cheat at it if you so desire. The good news, for everyone else, is that cheaters are going to be banned. Softly. But still banned. More →

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NES Classic Edition Price Release Date

Nintendo is launching a mini NES console with 30 games built in this fall

By on July 14, 2016 at 8:50 AM.

Nintendo is launching a mini NES console with 30 games built in this fall

It turns out that Nintendo is launching new hardware this year after all! On Thursday morning, Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition — a miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System which will cost $59.99 when it launches on November 11th, 2016.

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Pokemon Go Google Account Security

Pokémon Go doesn’t actually have complete control over your Google account

By on July 12, 2016 at 11:24 AM.

Pokémon Go doesn’t actually have complete control over your Google account

Following a security scare regarding the access that Pokémon Go had to the Google accounts of its users, developer Niantic Labs has published an official response on its website, quelling the fears of trainers everywhere.

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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 Security Risk

PSA: Pokémon Go may have full access to your Google account

By on July 11, 2016 at 3:52 PM.

PSA: Pokémon Go may have full access to your Google account

You might want to think twice before you log back into Pokémon Go.

If you’ve spent any time with the app, you already know that you either have to log in with a Google account or a Pokémon Trainer Club account. Considering the Trainer Club is not currently accepting new applicants, chances are you went with your Google account. Here’s where things get dicey.

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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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