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Pokemon GO server status is down, but also up

Pokemon GO server status is down, but also up

How can Pokemon GO be down, but also up at the same time? Pokemon GO is a multi-tiered system, one in which more than one level of log-on and play is included. Today users have found several problems occurring at different times. Earlier today is was a bit of down time on the main server - high latency and inability to see Pokemon and/or Gyms and PokeStops. That down time seems to be fading, while a different down situation seems to be rising up.

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Nintendo’s Q1 earnings report disappoints with Wii U and 3DS sales down

Nintendo’s Q1 earnings report disappoints with Wii U and 3DS sales down

Nintendo has been very hot and cold lately. From the launch of Pokemon GO, which is shaping up to be the most impressive mobile game launch ever and caused Nintendo's stock price to soar, to the inevitable tumble back to Earth as Nintendo tried to temper investor expectations concerning the amount of money it would pull in from the title, Nintendo has been on something of a rollercoaster the past few weeks. The ride isn't over yet, as Nintendo's newest earnings report has hit, and the results for quarter one are disappointing to say the least.

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Pokemon Go Plus wearable delayed until September

Pokemon Go Plus wearable delayed until September

Bad news for Pokemon Go players looking forward to an enhanced way of playing the mobile game: the wearable accessory that pairs with players' phones and notifies them of nearby creatures, called Pokemon Go Plus, has been pushed back to a September release. The optional device was originally due to be available towards the end of July — around now, basically — but Nintendo revealed the delay on Twitter today.

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“Playing with Power” book to keep NES Classic company

“Playing with Power” book to keep NES Classic company

Last week, Nintendo made the rather odd but nonetheless well-received announcement of a new-old console, the NES Classic. A smaller rendition of gaming history's most iconic console, the NES Classic pays homage to at least old school 30 games built into the console itself. And now to make that trip down memory lane even more complete, the gaming giant has revealed a "Playing with Power" Prima Games book that will explore the history and rich content that surrounded some of those games.

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Pokemon GO estimated to hit 75 million downloads

Pokemon GO estimated to hit 75 million downloads

The launch of Pokemon GO continues to impress. Niantic and Nintendo's little mobile game has proven to be a major hit in every region it has launched, surpassing 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store over the weekend. That's pretty incredible all on its own, but now app analytics firm Sensor Tower is predicting that Pokemon GO has passed 75 million downloads across iOS and Android.

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Xbox Live Gamertags will soon come with an expiration date

Xbox Live Gamertags will soon come with an expiration date

If you're one of the millions of people who have a Gamertag through Xbox Live, you should know that soon they'll come with expiration dates. Starting September 15, any Gamertag that goes five years without being used will expire, re-entering the pool of available Gamertags for anyone to claim. With the Xbox brand turning 15 years old in November, something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, and now we have a date for when the policy concerning Gamertags will change.

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Nintendo NX detailed in new leak as a portable, cartridge-based console

Nintendo NX detailed in new leak as a portable, cartridge-based console

Nintendo's NX is still a console shrouded in mystery, but today a massive new leak might is dishing a lot of details about what it will offer when it arrives next year. Falling in with previous rumors, this leak also tips the NX as a portable console, but Nintendo is taking a more daring approach to handhelds this time around. Apparently, the NX will feature its own screen and detachable controllers that are housed on the device itself.

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No Man’s Sky hit with last-minute delay on PC

No Man’s Sky hit with last-minute delay on PC

PC players excited for the release of No Man's Sky are going to have to wait a little bit longer to cruise around the universe. Originally scheduled to launch alongside the PS4 version on August 9, the PC version of the highly-anticipated game has been hit with another delay. That's going to be disappointing to hear for eager gamers who have already had to deal with delays, but it's not as bad as you may initially think.

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MIT Researchers working on glasses-free 3D for cinemas

MIT Researchers working on glasses-free 3D for cinemas

Viewing digital images in 3D, whether it be in a theater or with something like a VR headset, operate on the same principles of separating what the left eye sees from what the right eye sees. Coincidentally, both those cases also have something in common: the need to use some eyepiece or, worse, headgear, to experience "true" 3D visuals. Glasses-free 3D has been a holy grail, especially in the entertainment industry, where solutions like that found on the Nintendo 3DS are too expensive to put on a giant screen. Luckily, researchers from MIT are working on such a solution and are calling it, what else, "Cinema 3D".

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Sega Mega Drive console with 80 built-in games goes up for preorder

Sega Mega Drive console with 80 built-in games goes up for preorder

Nintendo recently announced plans to capitalize on nostalgia with the NES Classic Edition, and now Sega is doing something similar. Now available for order is the Sega Mega Drive, as well as a Mega Drive/Genesis handheld console, to commemorate the 25th Sonic anniversary. The console costs about $65 USD, as does the handheld version, and comes packed with 80 integrated games including Mortal Kombat 1 - 3, a handful of Sonic games, Golden Axe 1 - 3, and a bunch more.

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Analogue launches SNES wireless Retro Receiver

Analogue launches SNES wireless Retro Receiver

Earlier this year, Analogue released a what it called the "Retro Receiver" for the NES, which allows players to use wireless controllers with the classic console. Now Analogue is giving the same treatment to the Super Nintendo, bringing Bluetooth connectivity to the 26 year-old console. Like the Retro Receiver for the NES, the Super Nintendo version will work with most any Bluetooth controller.

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Pokemon GO Cheats and Tips : catch em all (almost) every time

Pokemon GO Cheats and Tips : catch em all (almost) every time

The modern equivalent to holding down arrow + B in Pokemon GO appears to have been found. Users that used to hold their down-arrow down and press B, or spam B, or any combination of buttons when their Pokeball was first tossed, should rejoice today. This "cheat" as some might call it has to do with animations. Each Pokemon has a series of animations they're capable of doing when they're face to face with a user with a Pokeball - we're looking for "Happy."

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