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Everyone can use a little pressure relief and for many, video games are the outlet to let off some steam after a long day in the trenches of real life. Activision recognizes this and used it in their latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare live action trailer featuring Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the ever bad boy actor Danny McBride. Take a five-minute break from your hectic day to check out the video below. (more…)

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Rockstar is finally back at it with a follow-up to the 2010 video game Red Dead Redemption, the western based version of Grand Theft Auto. Red Dead Redemption 2 should hit store shelves in the Fall of 2017 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While there was no announcement of a PC version, it would be surprising if one wasn’t available with the others or at least hot on the heels of the Fall 2017 release date. Check out the trailer below. (more…)

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For almost two years now, we’ve heard about this thing called Nintendo NX. It is to be the game changer the gaming company’s been looking for, the thing that will put them back on top in the same way that Wii shook up the industry so many years ago now. There’s been a lot of anticipation for the NX, and a lot of secrecy too, in fact, as it turns out, NX isn’t what the new system is called either. So get ready to make room on your shelf for the Nintendo Switch, a unique new console that will answer not only your gaming needs at home, but also on the go. (more…)

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With the explosion of augmented reality game Pokémon Go earlier this year, the latest installments in the ongoing Pokémon narrative series, Sun and Moon, have become some of the franchise’s most eagerly awaited games. And that is saying something, because those games have not gone out of fashion in twenty years. Though it is expected to fit roughly the same plot that most of the other games have, there is a lot that makes it stand out from its predecessors. Showing off a little of what they have up their sleeves, Nintendo released a short free demo on the eStore earlier today. (more…)

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The presumption was that 2016 was going to be a video game movie renaissance, but Angry Birds tanked, Warcraft was barely a success with lots of help from China, and now all hopes lay on Assassin’s Creed, and the reboot of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Truly, the idea that video game gold can be turned into cinema success is unlikely to go away as the possibility of big bank by expanding to video game-based films is too enticing, so it should come as no surprise that video game companies will keep trying. Next up is Coalition Studios who are now hoping to turn the Xbox series Gears of War into a major motion picture franchise. (more…)

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We’ve all heard the stories of Pokemon Go players so oblivious to the world around them while playing the game, walking into traffic, heck some even playing while they are driving! Now there’s video of another Pokemon Go player, Twitch streamer Rickybot, in New York Central Park alone, in the dark, playing and streaming Pokemon Go. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything and you can see it on video because Rickybot was streaming at the time. (more…)

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If there one flaw in the Pokémon frachise that almost every life-long Pokénerd can agree on, it’s the lack of growth in the anime. First broadcast in 1997, the anime now has 940 episodes and 21 movies under its belt. For all the new people and Pokémon you meet along the way, it is getting a bit repetitive. Each season sees Ash Ketchum and his beloved Pikachu (and maybe one or two old friends, but maybe not) embark upon a new adventure in an unfamiliar region of the Pokémon world. He’ll get at least one, but probably all three, of the starters and build up a new team of five native Pokémon (plus Pikachu) with which to earn eight gym badges and take on that region’s Pokémon League Tournament. (more…)

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Apple’s iPhone Event was held earlier today. Yes, the iPhone 7 was announced. The sleeker design and water resistance, faster processing, and a few other features were all met with thunderous applause from the die-hard Apple fans, and a mild “meh” from most everyone else.  Apple also unveiled a set of wireless “airpod” headphones, which have already taken to Internet mockery with memes like “Just looking at these and I’ve already lost one”. All-in-all, nothing too remarkably innovative, sans the wireless headphones (which literally cost more than their weight in gold), just another a  better-polished piece of tech that everyone (who isn’t an Android user) will need to have. Now, however, more exciting bit of news that came from Apple’s event, was the announcement of Nintendo’s first real mobile game, Super Mario Run, coming first to iOS. (more…)

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One of the first things Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town ever achieved was earning the trust of his brand new Pikachu. Following a turblent first impression, he struggled with the mercurial mouse almost half way along Route One. It was so unwilling to give in to the whim of this sloppy ten-year-old that Ash spent the first day dragging it along by a cord. Ash won Pikachu’s trust when they were attacked by a vicious flock of Spearow and Ash threw himself in the way of their fierce beaks and claws to keep his Pokémon safe, proving that he loved it. (more…)