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Hearthstone’s ‘Journey to Un’Goro’ Expansion Debuts With An Interesting Pair Of Mechanics

Blizzard has finally debuted their new Hearthstone expansion, 'Journey to Un’Goro,' which leaked a few weeks ago back when it was called 'The Lost Secrets of Un’Goro,' and players have been waiting for its official debut ever since. Here are four new cards from the upcoming expansion.

The Case For Waiting To Buy A Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch launches this Friday, and while you physically cannot buy one at the current moment, with all pre-orders sold out, it’s certain that Nintendo will be making more soon enough. The question is that if you don’t already have one on the way, should you pick up the console this early?

How Impressive Are Sony’s ‘Surprise’ PlayStation VR Sales, Really?

Sony has sold a lot of PSVRs, besting rivals like Oculus and HTC. But it's important to look at the context of the numbers within the industry as a whole, and in relation to its attach rate to 53 million PS4s.

IMDB’s Ten Worst ‘The Walking Dead’ Episodes Contains Much Of Season 7

The ten worst episodes of The Walking Dead ever, as rated by IMDB users, contain quite a few pulled from season 7 in particular. Which ones landed on the list?

Why ‘Pokémon GO’ Should Remove Stardust From The Game Entirely

Stardust has been a core part of Pokémon GO since launch, but it's a limiting factor in upgrading non-essential Pokémon, which goes against the spirit of the handheld original.

The Nintendo Switch Launch Line-Up Is Still Changing With Just A Week Until Release

While the one Nintendo Switch launch game everyone will be talking about is very clearly The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the rest of the release line-up is still being altered with a little over a week until launch.

Only One In A Thousand PokéStops Are Giving Out Pokémon GO’s Gen 2 Evolution Items

While your local area might be flooded with new Gen 2 Pokémon in the wake of Pokémon GO’s latest update, you might be finding that you’re missing a few key ingredients in pursuit of some specific evolutions. And you might be missing them for a while.

‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ Falls Apart Once You Hit The Endgame

There are a great many things I like about 'Fire Emblem Heroes,' but unfortunately, there’s little praise I can give the endgame, as like so many other games in this genre, everything just grinds to a total halt once you reach the “upper tier” stages of leveling and difficulty.

Pokémon GO’s Egg Hatching Got A Stealth Buff With The Valentine’s Event

While Niantic will put something as small as “minor text fixes” in a Pokémon GO patch notes update, sometimes they can totally change something fundamental about the game and not say a word. That's exactly what's happened with a new change to egg hatching.

What Mystery ‘Pokémon GO’ Device Is Nintendo Making Now?

In an interview with Nikkei, The Pokémon Company CEO Tsunakazu Ishihara talked about making a device that will help players “safely” play Pokémon GO. And no, not Pokémon GO Plus. Another new device.

New Nintendo Switch Branded SD Cards Cost 3X More Than Normal Ones

Nintendo has partnered with HORI for “official” Switch-branded 16 GB and 32 GB SD cards. While it may be logical that Nintendo would sell official cards, the problem is in the price.

It’s Clear ‘Pokémon GO’ Needs A Holiday Event Every Month To Retain Player Interest

The appearance of constant events in Pokémon GO over the past few months has created an expectation for players that such things need to continue, lest they lose interest in the game during the "downtime."

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Is Almost Dodging Hype As The Anti-‘No Man’s Sky’

Mass Effect: Andromeda is keeping almost all of its cards close to its vest. Is it hiding a smaller game than everyone thinks, or is it trying to avoid the pitfalls of overhype in the gaming industry?

‘Super Mario Run’ Is A F2P Game Crammed Awkwardly In A Paid Game’s Shell

Super Mario Run has been a controversial release since launch, but one of the strangest aspects of it is that it has many F2P elements, despite being a paid title. Why is that, exactly?

‘The Division: Survival’ DLC Review (Xbox One): Frozen Solid, Half-Baked

The Division's new DLC, Survival, has just been released, and it's a dramatic departure from the core game. If you're interested in H1Z1-like survival mechanics, the expansion might be for you, but if not, you might think it's a big step in the wrong direction.

‘Pokémon GO’ Is Holding A Special Thanksgiving XP Event

After the success of the 'Pokémon GO' Halloween event, Niantic is back with a new Thanksgiving event that starts in just a few days. What sort of bonuses can players expect this time around?

Will Mewtwo Absolutely Break ‘Pokémon GO?’

Mewtwo will make his way into 'Pokémon GO' eventually, but with the current state of the game, his arrival would almost completely break the gym scene unless some major changes are made.

‘Hearthstone’s Heroic Tavern Brawl Is Indeed The Gold Vacuum That Was Prophesied

'Hearthstone's new Heroic Tavern Brawl is not for the faint of heart. It is definitely the gold siphon many players feared, but that doesn't mean it's not one of the most entertaining activities the game has introduced to date.

The PS4 Pro Makes Me Hope The Xbox Scorpio Is Something More

PS4 Pro is a quality upgrade, but you might not actually notice you own one a few days after your brain normalizes the new output. Can Microsoft's Scorpio be a larger, more significant leap forward than this?

‘Overwatch’ Is Getting A Free Weekend Soon, But Probably Won’t Include Sombra

Free beta tests made Overwatch Blizzard’s newest hit, and now as the game blows past 20 million players, they want to add a few more for the holiday.

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