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Pokemon GO servers down : What to do!

Pokemon GO servers down : What to do!

This afternoon Pokemon GO is down for the masses - a temporary server issue due to extreme amounts of stress from the first wave of users. As you might have guessed, the game is now out in the United States (as well as New Zealand and Australia), so we're feeling the rush of thousands if not millions of users coming in and playing non-stop from the moment they sign up to the moment they go to sleep. So my first idea is to wait until bedtime to begin your next quest.

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Pokemon GO battery life drain is not just your problem

Pokemon GO battery life drain is not just your problem

Pokemon GO has started rolling out around the world, finally giving long time fans of the franchise an opportunity to roam the world and capture the charming little monsters. What's the first thing you should do as a new Pokemon trainer? Buy a portable battery pack, it seems.

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Nintendo mulling over making its own smartphone controllers

Nintendo mulling over making its own smartphone controllers

Many have chided Nintendo for its snail-paced expansion into the mobile gaming market. Although it now has officially one game, Miitomo, (or two if you count Pokemon GO), that is still just one game in an sea of thousands. It seems, however, that the gaming giant is indeed giving it deep thought, going as far as considering the hardware to go with mobile games. No, Nintendo isn't looking into making a gaming smartphone, but it might be considering making a physical controller to put mobile gaming on par with consoles and handhelds in terms of controls.

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Pokemon Go release date breakdown

Pokemon Go release date breakdown

Today we're having a brief look at what's possible for Pokemon GO for Android and iOS, launching on a date set within the next month. Before we go too far, we'll do some myth busting: there's been an image floating around that suggests July 6th will be the date of launch, supposedly "leaked" by IGN. That's not accurate. The image shows a feature story which will appear on Snapchat - the game will not be launching tomorrow. Instead, we've got some clues that may lead to the final date.

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The Top 5 Pokemon Sun and Moon features I’d like to see

The Top 5 Pokemon Sun and Moon features I’d like to see

It's kind of hard to believe that Pokemon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For those of us outside of Japan, we haven't had the franchise quite that long, but if you're old enough to remember the US or European launch of Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon's 20th anniversary serves as a reminder that it's been a really long time since we took that first journey through the Kanto region. Pokemon Sun and Moon are being released in conjunction with the franchise's 20th anniversary, and it looks to be one of the most exciting Pokemon releases we've had in a while. With that in mind, I've come up with a list of five features I'd like to see in Pokemon Sun and Moon to make them stand out from the rest of the titles in this admittedly by-the-books series.

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GameStop rolls Xbox 360, PS3, Wii into one mega bundle

GameStop rolls Xbox 360, PS3, Wii into one mega bundle

We're already well into the era of Xbox One and PS4, but if you somehow managed to miss out on the previous console generation entirely, GameStop has a new console bundle directly targeted at you. The massive games retailer has announced that it will bundle the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii together, putting a price tag of $160 on the package. Obviously, this is meant to help GameStop clear out its remaining stock of these increasingly obsolete consoles, but it's not a bad deal for someone looking to pick up these older consoles on the cheap.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon gets new trailer with strange monsters in tow

Pokemon Sun and Moon gets new trailer with strange monsters in tow

We still have quite a while before Pokemon Sun and Moon launch, but in the meantime, reveals of new Pokemon from the game keep trickling out. Today Nintendo is giving us a glimpse at seven new monsters and a single old one, simultaneously getting fans hyped and leaving a few of them scratching their heads. These new Pokemon were leaked a few hours before the official trailer dropped, giving fans a window to claim they were fakes before Nintendo came out and confirmed that no, these new monsters really do exist.

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Nintendo NX E3 no-show explained by Shigeru Miyamoto

Nintendo NX E3 no-show explained by Shigeru Miyamoto

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Nintendo's upcoming console at E3 earlier this month walked away severely disappointed. The console - codenamed the "NX" - was nowhere in sight despite an expected launch date sometime in March 2017, months before the next E3, and thus months before one of the best opportunities to show the hardware to the world. It turns out there's a reason for the absence of the NX, and it may not be what you think it is.

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Splatoon hack lets you play with a real water gun

Splatoon hack lets you play with a real water gun

The PlayStation and Xbox platforms are clearly moving towards a future where virtual reality is an option for playing console games. But what about the Wii U? What could the aging system offer players in terms of realism and freedom of movement? Well, if Nintendo adopted this mod from the researchers at Japan's Kougaku Navi, you could play the shooter Splatoon on a head-mounted display while using a real water gun.

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Nintendo NX to still have physical media, so says GameStop

Nintendo NX to still have physical media, so says GameStop

When your business primarily depends on the sale of what some consider to be antquated physical media, it is, of course, in your best interest for the market not to suddenly decide to ditch such media. That is probably the reason why GameStop claims, or perhaps wishes, that Nintendo's new NX console will still go the physical game media route, as its profits is beholden to the sale of new and pre-owned games. Luckily for GameStop, the market and technology might still be on its side this time.

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Ever Oasis is Nintendo’s new RPG for the 3DS

Ever Oasis is Nintendo’s new RPG for the 3DS

Nintendo made it clear this year that it would only be at E3 2016 in limited capacity, offering looks at the new Legend of Zelda and Pokemon games. But the Japanese game giant still had a surprise for us, revealing a brand-new RPG title for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is called Ever Oasis, and it comes from developer Grezzo — which was responsible for the Zelda remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask — with Koichi Ishii (who worked on the first three Final Fantasy games and SNES classic Secret of Mana) directing.

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Hyperkin Smart Boy for Android devices turns up at E3

Hyperkin Smart Boy for Android devices turns up at E3

We always have to be weary when seemingly cool products are unveiled for the first time around the first of April. Many tech and gaming firms out there have a history of unveiling plausible, very cool products luring geeks to buy it only to scream, "GOTCHA!" when you try to add it to your cart. ThinkGeek is perhaps the biggest purveyor of this kind of trick. Back around April Fools 2015, Hyperkin tried to trick us all with the Smart Boy, a device that turned an iPhone into a modern Gameboy. As has happened with ThinkGeek a few times, the response was so great that Hyperkin decided to produce the product and at E3 this month, the product was spied.

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