Sega Mini Genesis Price Release Date

Sega is taking on Nintendo’s mini NES with two new retro consoles of its own

By on July 26, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Sega is taking on Nintendo’s mini NES with two new retro consoles of its own

Not to be outdone by Nintendo’s reveal of the NES Classic Edition earlier this month, Sega and AtGames announced two new retro consoles this week with 80 games built in in celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary.

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Nintendo NX Portable Console

Nintendo’s NX is a portable console with its own display

By on July 26, 2016 at 9:13 AM.

Nintendo’s NX is a portable console with its own display

According to a report from Eurogamer, several sources have now confirmed that Nintendo’s next-gen NX will be a portable console with its own display and detachable controllers. NX owners will also be able to connect the system to their televisions if they prefer to play their games on the big screen.

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Pokemon Go Tips

Canadian teens accidentally invade America while playing Pokemon Go

By on July 25, 2016 at 5:10 PM.

Canadian teens accidentally invade America while playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has been responsible for car crashes, people wandering into minefields, and all sorts of spontaneous stampedes. But this might mark the first time the game has been responsible for an international incident. Pro Pokemon Go tip in case you’re playing this week: remember to take your passport if you’re going to be crossing a border

According to the National Post, a pair of Canadian teenagers accidentally strayed across the border into Montana while playing Pokemon Go over the weekend. The incident was resolved without too much drama, but this is a surefire sign that President Trump needs to build that Northern Wall lickety-split.

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Pokemon Go Comic-Con Panel Update

All the biggest Pokemon Go announcements from Comic-Con this weekend

All the biggest Pokemon Go announcements from Comic-Con this weekend

By on July 25, 2016 at 9:46 AM.

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the Pokemon Go panel at San Diego Comic-Con was under a great deal of scrutiny this weekend. Not only were a few hundred of the tens of millions of players anxious to hear about any upcoming updates firsthand, but there was a rumor that developer Niantic would unleash the first legendary Pokemon at some point during the panel.

That never happened. But we did learn some interesting things about the future of Pokemon Go, the most important of which we’ll discuss below.

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Rarest Pokemon Go Pokemon

6 incredibly rare Pokemon that are currently impossible to find in Pokemon Go

By on July 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

6 incredibly rare Pokemon that are currently impossible to find in Pokemon Go

On Thursday morning, one intrepid Pokemon Go player took to Reddit to announce that he had caught every Pokemon currently available to catch in North America. That amounts to 142 Pokemon, but at launch, the game was expected to feature the entire original selection of 151 pocket monsters. So where are the other 9?

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Pokemon Go Sponsored Poke Stops

A sneak peek at Japan’s sponsored Poke Stops in Pokemon Go

By on July 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

A sneak peek at Japan’s sponsored Poke Stops in Pokemon Go

Now that Pokemon Go has finally launched in Japan, trainers are finally getting their first look at sponsored locations. In case you haven’t heard, developer Niantic Labs is partnering up with some big-name sponsors to convert certain locations into Poke Stops and gyms inside the game, starting with McDonald’s.

The image you see above from Toru Hanai at Reuters is our first look at a sponsored Poke Stop, which unsurprisingly looks a great deal like a normal Poke Stop.

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Xbox One vs Project Scorpio

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

By on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

Having struggled to keep up with the PlayStation 4 for nearly three years, Microsoft knew it was going to have to bring the big guns to E3 2016. Rather than just announcing new games and peripherals, the company actually announced not one, but two (2!) new versions of the Xbox One console last month.

On paper, this sounds like a surefire way to reinvigorate a fan base. In reality, it might have unintentionally stalled Xbox One sales.

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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 Paywall

If you want to be the best at Pokemon Go, you have to pay

By on July 21, 2016 at 12:13 PM.

If you want to be the best at Pokemon Go, you have to pay

Pokemon Go is a free-to-play game. In the world of mobile gaming, this really means that it’s free for anyone to start playing, but increasingly difficult for those players to make progress in the later stages of the game without spending money. That said, Pokemon Go generally falls on the friendlier side of the spectrum, allowing players to wander the world without forcing them to wait for a countdown timer to refresh or forcing them to unlock new abilities to progress.

Where players really begin running into trouble is when they make it above a certain level, at which point they either have to spend a significant amount of money or an unthinkable amount of time to continue to level up.

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Pokemon Go Minefields

Bosnia keeps having to remind Pokemon Go players not to wander into minefields

By on July 20, 2016 at 4:05 PM.

Bosnia keeps having to remind Pokemon Go players not to wander into minefields

If you’ve been playing Pokemon Go for the past two weeks, you’ve probably had to think twice before blindly following Pokemon into dark alleyways or private property at some point. One thing you probably haven’t had to deal with: landmines.

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Pokemon Go Best Pokemon Stats

Which Pokemon Go monsters are the strongest?

Which Pokemon Go monsters are the strongest?

By on July 20, 2016 at 1:37 PM.

If you want to be the very best at Pokemon Go, you need to read this.

Despite being the most popular app of all time, Pokemon Go is surprisingly inscrutable. There’s no tutorial, no instruction manual, and some of the game’s most basic rules are completely hidden from view. For example, did you know that Arcanine has a better base attack stat than Charizard?

You probably didn’t, which is exactly why you need to check out The Silph Road.

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Pokemon Go

When will it end? Video catches Pokemon Go player driving his SUV into a parked police car

By on July 20, 2016 at 9:14 AM.

When will it end? Video catches Pokemon Go player driving his SUV into a parked police car

In a few years, or even in a few months, we’ll probably see Psychologists examine and study the unprecedented level of gaming addiction we’ve seen from Pokemon Go players over the past few weeks. If you thought Candy Crush was bad, well, Pokemon Go takes things to an entirely new level.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen stories of Pokemon Go players crashing cars, getting shot at, falling off cliffs, aimlessly wandering into traffic and even creating Walking Dead-style stampedes in cities across the globe. Apparently the search for virtual monsters is so strong that players can’t help but throw all of their common sense out the window once they fire up the game.

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