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Blog Post Archive

Niantic Is Wrong, ‘Pokémon GO’ Should Never, Ever Get Trading

Now that Gen 2 has been released, Niantic is turning focus to other aspects of Pokémon GO, and one in particular is making headlines after GDC: Trading.

‘Borderlands 3’ Make A Quasi-Debut In A GDC Unreal Engine 4 Demo

Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford took to the GDC stage to show off Unreal Engine 4 work that’s being used for Borderlands 3.

A Day One Patch Reveals The Nintendo Switch Is Still Using Friend Codes

A new patch has revealed the Nintendo Switch is still using friend codes and that the system's total friend cap is quite a bit lower than its competition.

Ubisoft Picking ‘Avatar’ Over More ‘The Division’ Is Exactly As Ridiculous As It Sounds

Yesterday, I had to do a double take reading that not only was an 'Avatar' video game being made in 2017, but that it was going to be an Ubisoft title, and they publisher was putting 'The Division' developer Massive in charge of the project. It's exactly as crazy as it sounds.

‘Pokémon GO’ Has Almost Certainly Not ‘Driven 500 Million Visits’ To Sponsored Stores

Niantic is claiming that Pokemon GO has driven 500 million "visits" to sponsored locations, but are they overselling the impact of the game with a misleading statistic?

What If The Nintendo Switch Fails?

The Nintendo Switch launches in two days, and the company is desperate to avoid another Wii U situation with the console. But what happens if the worst does come to pass? How does that affect Nintendo going forward?

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’

Horizon Zero Dawn is currently taking the world by storm, but before you dive any deeper into it, there are a number of really important things you should know that will help you on your journey.

Microsoft Takes Aim At PlayStation Now With Netflix-Like Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has just rolled out an attractive new subscription service called “Xbox Game Pass” that may be the most “Netflix for video games”-like entry to date. It’s a $9.99 per month subscription that gives players access to 100+ Xbox One/Xbox 360 games, a list that will expand and change over time.

Gen 2 Caused A Huge Spike In ‘Pokémon GO’ Play, But It’s Fading Fast

Gen 2 has unquestionably been the largest expansion of Pokémon GO since launch with ~85 new Pokémon released into the wild to be caught. As such, it did result in a spike in active players, but those numbers seem to be coming down rather quickly.

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.

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