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New Pokemon GO bug may transform the Pokemon you catch

New Pokemon GO bug may transform the Pokemon you catch

Pokemon GO veterans may not want to stop catching those useless Weedles and Caterpies just yet, as a new bug that apparently changes Pokemon after they've been caught has surfaced. Unlike the three-step bug, which was just infuriating, this one actually has the potential to be awesome, but then again it could also end up disappointing a lot of players who manage to track down an ultra-rare Pokemon only to have it change into something different after the fact.

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Pokemon GO developer Niantic breaks silence, issues statement on recent problems

Pokemon GO developer Niantic breaks silence, issues statement on recent problems

If you haven't heard yet, it's been a turbulent few days for Niantic Labs, developer of the wildly popular Pokemon GO. On top of slowing launches in new regions, Niantic has also remained silent on when it intends to fix the "three step glitch," which has broken the game's tracking feature and left players to wander around aimlessly when a Pokemon they want to catch pops up on their nearby list.

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Xbox One S 2TB, wireless controller now available for order

Xbox One S 2TB, wireless controller now available for order

This is definitely a busy week for Microsoft, good or bad. It has just recently started rolling out the promised Summer update for the Xbox One ahead of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10. But while PC users are still waiting for that to take place, gamers, and perhaps those who want to give gifts to certain gamers, have something more to look forward to. Yes, the Xbox One S is finally here, at least in the US, and can now be ordered direct from Microsoft, along with the new Xbox Wireless Controller.

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PS Vita fully hacked to support homebrew and emulators

PS Vita fully hacked to support homebrew and emulators

With the prevalence of mobile gaming and then the focus on VR, both PC and console based, it seems that the biggest casualty in the gaming world are the handhelds. To add insult to injury, the PlayStation Vita, and especially the PS Vita TV, a.k.a. PlayStation TV, hasn't really been given that much love by Sony of late. It still has, however, its share of loyal owners who are more than happy to extend the use of their handhelds. Luckily for them, at least for the most adventurous ones, there now exists an easy to use hack that opens the door to more content, legit or otherwise.

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Pokemon GO’s controversial changes might mean refunds for angry fans

Pokemon GO’s controversial changes might mean refunds for angry fans

If, like a seemingly significant number of players, you're upset with Niantic's latest Pokemon GO antics, you might like to know that other users have been successfully been requesting refunds for their in-app purchases through both Apple and Google. This backlash from fans comes after Niantic issued a patch that removed tracking from the game entirely and allegedly moved to shut down third-party apps like Pokevision, which saw increased use once Pokemon GO's in-game tracking feature broke.

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Niantic is the worst part of Pokemon GO

Niantic is the worst part of Pokemon GO

A team of developers called Niantic created Pokemon GO. They saw this April Fool's Joke just like everyone else in the world, and saw potential. Once they received the GO-ahead, they got to work, splitting their staff between working on their already-active game Ingress and the game that'd be built on the progress they'd already made: Pokemon GO. What went wrong?

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer summons Z-Moves, Alola forms

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer summons Z-Moves, Alola forms

A new Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer has arrived, and this time around, we're seeing a lot more than just new Pokemon. In fact, this new trailer may give us our closest look yet at new gameplay features present in Pokemon Sun and Moon, showing off aspects like Z-Moves and island trials, which are apparently taking the place of traditional gym battles.

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Pokemon GO update reset account bug: what to do

Pokemon GO update reset account bug: what to do

A large OOPS has been found in the most recent Pokemon GO Update download, one that makes it appear that accounts have been reset. It'll look to the user like they're starting over from zero. It'll look like they've lost everything. They'll be freaking out and losing their mind over how much money they've spent on the game, only to have to start over from the beginning. If you know of anyone that's freaking out over this reset, please let them know that they have nothing to fear.

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Pokemon GO tracking apps go dark allegedly due to Niantic

Pokemon GO tracking apps go dark allegedly due to Niantic

Some market observers are saying that Pokemon GO has already reached its highest peak, at least in the US, and is at a plateau or, worse, already on downhill trend. That, however, might be the least of Niantic Labs' problems. It might actually have a riot and mass exodus on its hands. If, as the speculation goes, it is flexing its legal muscles to not so quietly shut down apps and services that assist players in tracking down and hunting Pokemon in the wild.

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Sony reveals Driveclub VR for PlayStation VR launch

Sony reveals Driveclub VR for PlayStation VR launch

Driveclub may not have turned out to be the PS4 hit that Sony hoped, but it looks like the racing game is getting a second chance as a launch title for upcoming PlayStation VR. The official Japanese PlayStation Blog recently announced Driveclub VR as launching on October 13th alongside the PSVR headset, however it seems the announcement was made a bit early, as the original blog post has been removed.

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Pokemon Go update adds avatar editing, removes footprints & screen dimming

Pokemon Go update adds avatar editing, removes footprints & screen dimming

One of the first big updates for Pokemon Go has been released on both iOS and Android this weekend. The good news is that along with bug fixes and overall stability improvements a few small new features have been added, while the bad news is that a couple have been removed as well. Before we jump into the details, check your phone's app store for updates to version 1.1.0 on iOS and version 0.31.0 on Android.

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Xbox One system update arrives with Cortana and more

Xbox One system update arrives with Cortana and more

If you've been eager to try out Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant, on your Xbox One, the wait is finally over. The console's summer system update has started rolling out this weekend, and as has been promised for months, players will be able to use voice commands to navigate and use Xbox One features and settings. The update also introduces background music options and additional integration with Windows 10 desktop apps.

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