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Pokemon GO McDonald’s team up confirmed, Japan launch still nowhere in sight

Pokemon GO McDonald’s team up confirmed, Japan launch still nowhere in sight

Yesterday, two big rumors concerning Pokemon GO landed in our laps. The first said that the game would be getting its long-awaited launch in Japan today, while the other said that the Japanese launch would come with a corporate partnership with McDonald's, which would see some 3,000 McDonald's restaurants across Japan turned into Pokemon Gyms. As it turns out, only one of those rumors was true, with McDonald's Japan confirming the partnership today.

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The 5 best Pokemon GO accessories available today

The 5 best Pokemon GO accessories available today

The obvious way to start a list of Pokemon GO accessories top trainers might need would be to bring some external battery action in. We'll go ahead and dispense with the pleasantries there and point everyone toward Anker. They're embracing this Pokemon GO phenomenon just about as fully as they're able without actually going cross-brand with The Pokemon Company. They've got a "trainer pack" that includes a woven-cord-covered USB cord, battery pack, and some wireless earbuds - all of which are well and above the quality their prices suggest.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s latest trailer unleashes six new monsters

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s latest trailer unleashes six new monsters

The release of Pokemon Sun and Moon is quickly approaching, and with each new trailer and preview, we're getting a clearer picture of what the games will be offering when they arrive. Today, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have released a new Sun and Moon trailer that continues their strategy of letting new information trickle out, giving us a look at six new monsters and a couple of new gameplay features.

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Pokemon GO Japan release tipped for tomorrow with first corporate partnership

Pokemon GO Japan release tipped for tomorrow with first corporate partnership

Pokemon GO's eventual release in Japan has been the frequent center of attention lately. Lots of people outside of Japan are interested in seeing how popular the game will be once it finally launches there, while plenty of people who actually live in Japan just want to play the game. According to a new rumor, those eager players will soon get their chance, as Pokemon GO will be launching there tomorrow, July 20.

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Pokemon Go pushes Nintendo market cap to $42 billion

Pokemon Go pushes Nintendo market cap to $42 billion

Love it or hate it, one of the most popular mobile games to launch in a very long time is Pokémon Go from Nintendo. The game has players wondering around their city and getting exercise in many cases all while trying to catch Pokemon and level their characters up. Nintendo has ridden the wave of popularity that Pokemon Go has generated quite literally to new heights with shares soaring another 14% in trading on Tuesday.

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How Pokemon GO tips make cheats – and a plea for good

How Pokemon GO tips make cheats – and a plea for good

Pokemon GO cheaters have arisen. Hacks have been initiated, and spoofing of data has begun to be sent to Niantic. Not long after this revolutionary game has been put out into the world, users have taken advantage of its loopholes. With Niantic busy putting out server fires and keeping the game online as long and as constant as possible, there's ample space for exploits. What I'd like to do today is speak with both the cheaters and Niantic, and send a plea out into the world for some reasonable action.

UPDATE: Niantic has taken some big steps toward stopping cheaters! Have a peek at the most recent update report.

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Pokemon GO launches in Canada, Japan release still on hold

Pokemon GO launches in Canada, Japan release still on hold

After an extended wait, Pokemon GO has come to Canada at long last. The game has been met with ridiculous success in every region its launched in thus far, but that success comes with its share of server woes every time the game comes to a new region or country. As a result, those eager to begin playing have been forced to wait as Nintendo and Niantic have slowed the global launch of Pokemon GO.

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Nintendo collector finds ultra-rare US version N64 Disk Drive

Nintendo collector finds ultra-rare US version N64 Disk Drive

Serious Nintendo fans from the N64-era might remember hearing about the N64DD, a disk-drive add-on for the console that promised to bring larger, improved games, as well as introduce rewritable features. While the device was intended for a US release, after several years of delay it came out in Japan in 1999 where it was poorly received, leading to a quick and quiet death and no overseas launch. Imagine the surprise, then, when one collector came across a working US-model 64DD in Seattle.

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Pokemon Go comes to 26 additional countries amid server woes

Pokemon Go comes to 26 additional countries amid server woes

Heard enough news about Pokemon Go over the last week? If you live in America, there's a good chance the answer to that is 'yes.' But if you're in Europe, the mega popular mobile game just began rolling out, starting with countries like Germany, Spain, the UK, and Italy. Fortunately there's more good news this weekend for eager players in the region: Pokemon Go is now available in an additional 26 European countries.

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Pokemon GO tips and “cheats” for the weekend

Pokemon GO tips and “cheats” for the weekend

Next in our multi-part Pokemon GO tips series is a set of Pokemon GO tips and tricks for a hot summer weekend such as the one we're about to have. This game is addictive. Super addictive. As such, we're aiming to let you in on ways to play it fast, and play it well. Don't get caught up in Ratatats and knocked down by your opponents fully charged Gyarados! There are "right" and "wrong" ways to play the game! If you just want to have fun, there's nothing wrong you can do... unless you don't want to run out of Pokeballs.

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Early Pokemon GO estimates suggest absurdly high player retention

Early Pokemon GO estimates suggest absurdly high player retention

Most detractors of Pokemon GO will tell you that the game can't keep up its wild success forever, and while they're right in that regard, early estimates on things like player retention, downloads, and the amount of money players are spending on the game can only be described as unpecedented. A new report by SurveyMonkey Intelligence shows us that Pokemon GO's success might not be overstated like so many people seem to think. In fact, if anything, it may somehow be understated.

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How Pokemon GO will make your smartphone fat

How Pokemon GO will make your smartphone fat

Now what Pokemon GO is the most actively played mobile game in the history of the world, phone makers are paying attention. They're poking their heads out of the ground just far enough to see that this game changes what's expected out of a mobile video game. As Pokemon GO continues to gain steam, these very capable and quick-working manufacturers of smartphones will turn out devices that have features aimed specifically at this next generation of smartphone users - mobile phone users that are actually mobile.

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