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New Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer arrives packed with gameplay footage

New Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer arrives packed with gameplay footage

If you Pokefans can manage to pull yourselves away from Pokemon GO for a few minutes, Pokemon Sun and Moon have received a new trailer that you'll probably want to see. The trailer features quite a hefty amount of gameplay footage, giving us a longer glimpse at features like four-way battles. This new type of Pokemon battle, which was revealed last month at E3 2016, has four trainers going toe-to-toe in a Pokemon battle royale and has proven to be one of the new installment's most interesting new features thus far.

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Pokemon GO update details: big changes coming soon

Pokemon GO update details: big changes coming soon

This week the folks at Niantic have updated Pokemon GO with several new features that'll affect gameplay. In a big way, users that only have an Android Nexus device, like the Nexus 6 or Nexus 6P, will actually BE ABLE to play the game as it's been updated to include Android N, or Android Nougat in its usability structure. It works on Android N, in other words. This newest update also opens the doors for Germany as well as all Android devices with Intel x86 processors.

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AOC’s first curved gaming display comes in black

AOC’s first curved gaming display comes in black

Today is the first day that AOC has its own curved gaming monitor. This display rolls with a black/silver cabinet and a curved-edge rectangular base, and its display is relatively massive. This display has a single 35" Class, 21:9 Aspect Ratio panel with a 35" Diagonal Viewable Area. Brightness typically rings in at 300 cd/m², and its highest supported resolution is 2560 x 1080 @60Hz. It's not the sharpest display in the universe, but it's certainly a looker.

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Pokemon GO shows signs of life in Europe, launches in Germany

Pokemon GO shows signs of life in Europe, launches in Germany

Pokemon GO may just be the best mobile game we've ever played, but so far, only folks in the US, Australia, and New Zealand have been given an official release. It's been a week since the game first launched, and other eager players around the world are chomping at the bit to get in on the action. Today, it would appear that players in at least one European country will finally get that chance, as developer Niantic Labs has announced that Pokemon GO is now available in Germany.

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Now there’s a Pokemon Go movie in the works

Now there’s a Pokemon Go movie in the works

The world has already been subject to several animated Pokemon movies in the past, but now, thanks to the monumental success of Pokemon Go, Hollywood is clamoring to put together a new, live-action adaptation of everyone's favorite monster-catching game series. As the first game in the franchise for smartphones, Pokemon-"it prints money!"-Go has generated a huge amount of buzz over the last week, and it's clear that movie studios want to cash-in on the wave of popularity.

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Microsoft CEO: Pokemon GO, HoloLens are a perfect fit

Microsoft CEO: Pokemon GO, HoloLens are a perfect fit

Everything seems to be about Pokemon GO these days and almost everyone has something to say about it. It turns out, that's true even for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Actually, that's not exactly surprising considering Pokemon GO and Microsoft do have something in common: the use of augmented reality. So it's also not surprising to hear Nadella confidently claim that Pokemon GO feels built for HoloLens, even better than any smartphone can ever hope to achieve.

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Sen. Al Franken quizzes Niantic about Pokemon GO data collection

Sen. Al Franken quizzes Niantic about Pokemon GO data collection

Pokemon GO — it’s wildly popular, and it’s also the source of more than a few conspiracy theories, most of them all pointing first and foremost at privacy concerns including that pesky full Google account access issue (which has since been limited). In a letter dated July 12 and sent to Niantic’s CEO John Hanke, Senator Al Franken has expressed concerns about the app possibly “unnecessarily collecting, using, and sharing a wide range of users’ personal information without their appropriate consent.”

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Rovio ditches Windows Phone, eases off PC games

Rovio ditches Windows Phone, eases off PC games

Rovio has bid farewell to both Windows Phone and the PC, advising its users in an email recently that it is dropping support for both platforms. If you haven’t downloaded the Rovio game you want onto your Windows Phone device or PC, it appears you’re out of luck, at least in certain cases (some PC games remain available for Windows 8.1). Both the Bad Piggies and Angry Birds games for PC have had their development suspended, and they’re being pulled from digital shelves.

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Ten creepy PokeStops in Pokemon GO

Ten creepy PokeStops in Pokemon GO

Today you're going to see 10 creepy, weird, or otherwise wonderful PokeStops from inside the game Pokemon GO. This game is built on the same engine that the developers at Niantic built Ingress on - which means they've picked many places of interest automatically from Google Maps, local listings of items of interest, and lists of locations of churches. These are places where people tend to congregate ...for the most part.

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Pokemon GO estimated earnings top $14 million in less than a week

Pokemon GO estimated earnings top $14 million in less than a week

Since it seems like you can't throw a stone without hitting three or four Pokemon GO players, it's safe to say the game has turned out to be quite popular. Just how popular is it, though? If new estimates from SuperData Research are accurate, the answer to that question is "more popular than air itself." The research firm estimates that Pokemon GO has already raked in earnings of more than $14 million, which is insane when you consider that the game has been available in just a handful of regions for less than a week.

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Overwatch’s latest hero revealed as Ana, a sniper who can heal

Overwatch’s latest hero revealed as Ana, a sniper who can heal

After much speculation, today Blizzard has finally revealed the first new character for its ridiculously popular shooter Overwatch. That new hero goes by the name of Ana, and she'll be bolstering the support class with her introduction. That will be a welcome relief for many support players, who for the most part have relied on just Mercy and Lucio when their team needs a healer.

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Pokemon GO update fixes security hole

Pokemon GO update fixes security hole

This morning the folks at Niantic appear to have fixed the security hole on the iOS version of the app, making this fix available to the masses on iTunes. Users will also find a variety of other fixes in the mix, suggesting that they may be on their way to Android imminently. The first of these fixes (after the security issue) is a set of "resolved issues causing crashes." Hooray for that one, without a doubt.

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