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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…)

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This weekend, Respawn Entertainment launched what they referred to as a “Tech Test” for Titanfall 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The test was likely designed to see how the game handles in “the wild”.

Open to anyone with a PS4 and an Xbox One, the test was free and did not require any special membership to any sort of service. This will not be a proper review and will only discuss the impressions of the pre-alpha version of the game that was available. As with any game that has not been officially launched yet, it should be noted that any aspect of the game can be changed by the developer before the game is launched. That means anything discussed could very well become nonexistent. The game could end up looking very different from the build that was played over the weekend.  (more…)

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Everything comes to an end and Fallout 4‘s last DLC Nuka-World is hitting later this month on August 30th. There’s a new trailer out today and this last DLC looks like a lot of fun. If it holds up to the Far Harbor DLC then Fallout fans should get one last hurrah before the long wait for Fallout 5, and we all know how long that might take. So get ready, there’s new characters, weapons, power armor, and places to see at Nuka-World, and let’s not forget the rides! (more…)

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South Park has always pushed the limits on television so it isn’t surprising that the franchise would also push the limits when it came to their video games. The follow-up to incredible humorous and fun to play South Park: The Stick Of Truth is looking to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality to a brand new, never smelt before level with the introduction of the Nosulus Rift. That’s right, when you play South Park: Fractured But Whole with the Nosulus Rift, you won’t just play the game, you’ll smell the game. (more…)

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You hear about it all the time: a fan, or team of talented and creative fans, like a property something so much, they band together to create a fan-game. A not-for-profit, totally labor of love style endeavor that should fall into the realm of “fan art”, but always seems to tick off the rights owners of those properties. It’s happened on multiple occasions with Chrono Trigger, the canned fan-remake of Metal Gear, and then there was that weird My Little Pony fighting game that got hit with a cease and desist… almost immediately after raising $200,000 in donations for breast cancer research. Classy move, Hasbro. All in all, it seems like companies don’t like to reward their fans time and effort when it comes to creating fan content in the form of games… and unfortunately, it seems the trend continues with Star Wars(more…)